The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 31, 1965 · Page 8
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Algona (la.) Upper Dei Molnei Tuesday, Augutt 31, 1965 Job Corps Instructor Outlines Project Goals short talks on what they learned and did at the conservation workshop. Diane Pompe and Patty Ruhnke gave a demonstration. FENTON - The son-in-law or a Swea City woman has spent the last five months as an instructor at the Great Onyx Job Corps conservation center in Mammoth Cave National Park, near Bowling Green, Kentucky. He is Jean E. Olson, 30, a landscape architect graduate of Iowa State University, and career National Park Service employee. His wife, Nancy, is a daughter of Mrs? Vivian Butterfield of Swea City. The Olsons are parents of three sons and a daughter, and Mrs. Olson and the children have spent the summer in Swea City, waiting for housing facilities to be available to them arMammoth Cave. A sister of Mrs. Olson, Mrs. Donald Priebe, lives in Fenton. Olson volunteered for a year's duty as a Job Corps instructor, and went to the camp last April. He and the staff of 32 teachers and work supervisors worked to get it ready for the first job corps recruits, who began to arrive during May. Barracks for the boys had to be built, office buildings erected, and work areas readied before living quarter for the siaff men's families could be arranged. By the end of the first five month's operation, Great Onyx had 143 corpsmen, each with a history of inadequate education and infrequent employment. Many are boys who dropped from school to help support their families, who can't read or write very well, and have no training in any occupation. Off-camp incidents between Job Corps volunteers and residents of towns near some of the camps, along with some internal problems, have drawn attention to the federal anti-poverty project. Meanwhile, quiet progress is being made in an effort to tame the corpsmen and make them employable, as at the Great Onyx center. A two-year educational program is provided for the enrollees, who range in age from 16 to 21 and have an educational average at about the sixth grade level. Several couldn't write and some couldn't even read. A few couldn't recognize some letters or numbers. Most of the boys are expected to complete the program in about one year, although the fastest learners can do it in three months. Some will take the full two years. In addition to the classroom instruction, Olson and the others on the staff teach the recruits to repair trails and recondition buildings, do soil moisture control and tree work, and help in disease and insect control in the 51,000 acre Mammoth Cave National.Park. He reports most of the $vys are eager to learn and are serious about the work. According to Olson, the boys at this center are mostly from cities in the east, Olson recently spent a weekend in Swea City, and the family reports they will soon be together again, as a house in the park is now available to them and they hope to move, in October. The house will be an interesting one to live in, as a crypt containing the remains of Floyd Collins, a cave explorer who discovered some caves in. the park, is buried under the living room floor, INVINCIW43 METAk FURNITURE franchised dealer *» Des Mftloes Pub, C¥. Letts Creek Leaders The Letts Creek Leaders met August 9 at the home of Duane Seegebarth. A list of possible new members was presented to the club. Steve Wolter, Barb Pompe and Teddy Pompe gave MR. AND MRS. Herb Hedlund went to Iowa Falls Wednesday to visit the former's niece and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Warren Kasiske. MR. AND MRS. son-in-law and Harvey Johnson, Ames Wednesday. 0. J. Simon, daughter of came from Mrs. Simon MR. AND MRS. Newton Heiter were dinner guests Sunday of the former's nephew and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Heiter at Spencer. remained with Mrs. Johnson while her husband, Harvey Johnson, Larry Johnson, Frank Rossman and Henry Johnson, Carroll, went to Minneapolis Thursday to see the Twins-Yanks MR, AND. MRS. Kenneth Parrish have had as guests the latter's brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Davis Smith, Linda and Davis, Jr^Bellingham, Wash. MR. AND MRS. Howard Lowman, Mrs. Katie Schroeder and Arthur went to Spillville last Sunday to see the Billy clocks and the new clock museum sponsored by a Minneapolis firm. They also saw the smallest church In the world at Festina. ANNOUNCING! K & H Oil Co. Has Named Carroll Willrett As Operator Of Its Tank Wagon In The Algona Area. Call On Carroll For Any And All Of Your Gas And Fuel Oil Needs. He Will Be Happy To Serve You. Phone 295-3353, Algona. 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