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Milford Mail and Terril Record, The (Newspaper) - May 15, 1980, Milford, Iowa Commencement Exercise Sunday Guest Speakers To Address Area Graduates FATHER A J ELBERT Come to think of it Arlene Berry Luchtel only a few minutes to drive to a surrounding town only a few fly hundreds of miles only a few days to fly around the entire world We live in a very mobile fast paced society The average American will hold seven in a lifetime will make several major moves and millions will have more than one family We live in a world of constant change Why then do we allow ourselves to fall into a One answer is for security reasons There is a real sense of security in knowing what well be doing after work for approximately how long we will be doing it and what will follow that etc Another answer may be one of necessity Perhaps after work is the only time you have to clean the house give the kids a bath and prepare tomorrows lesson plan before teach your classes tomorrow Still another reason may be laziness Its just easier to plop down in the easy chair put up and guzzle cans of beer than it is to do something constructive Whatever your reason for the rut youre in a break a change of pace a night out a good time an opportunity to make a dif ference And whatever looking for you can find it right here in the area There are so many fun worthwhile exciting organizations to belong to The variety is endless and it only takes two things to belong 1 you and 2 a desire to participate Youre probably sitting there saying Sure but how do I find out who the different organizations are and what their membership requirements are Thats simple Just watch The Milford Mail every week We will have scattered throughout the paper sum maries of various organizations with a brief synopsis of their goals mem requirements and any other pertinent information such as who to contact to find out more information and the regular meeting times From then on its up to you to get out of your rut and get involved One last you belong toan organization which is looking for new members and talents please write a brief description of your club 50 words or less and send it to us Our address is The Milford Mail 916 10th Street Milford la 51351 There is nocharge for this Service We are looking forward to hearing from you Helping organizations and individuals to grow serves our com munity and thats our business It was brought to my attention this week that the Milford businessmen who owned resorts apartment complexes condominiums and mobile home parks were omitted from the list of businesses in last weeks paper We certainly want to salute these people who make possible housing and buildings for so many local persons To list them individually is virtually impossible but to each and everyone of you a big Poppy Day In Milford Saturday May 24 Father A J senior pastor of Corpus Christ Parish in Fort Dodge la wiil present the Commencement address to the graduating seniors from the Milford Community High School on Sunday May 181980 at 2 pm in the High School Gymnasium Father Elbert is a native of Whit temore la having graduated from Presentation Academy in that town He received his BA degree from Loras College in Dubuque his masters degree from Creighton University in Omaha and was graduated from Mount Saint Bernard Seminary in Dubuque He served the Heelan High School in Sioux City for a period 19581978 serving as Superintendent the last fifteen years Father Elbert is well known in the Milford area as he previously assisted with weekend masses at St Josephs Church for several summers He enjoys flying airplanes and is an avid golfer and fisherman Arnolds Park Consolidated School will hold its 1980 graduation exercises on Sunday May 18 at 3 pm in the new auditorium Invocation and benediction will be given by the Rev Heber Miller of the Methodist Church Arnolds Park Dr James A Albert will the commencement address entitled Taming Your Television a short address especially prepared school commencements Albert is an attorney professor author newspaper columnist and experienced public speaker His many accomplishments include being Assistant Professor of Mass Communication University of South Dakota Vermillion SD 1978 to Adjunct Professor of Law University of South Dakota College of Law Author of the syndicated newspaper columns In The Cour Herman of The Three Sons and University of Okoboji were honored by their peers last week when they were named the 1980 Iowa Great Lakes Chamber Milford Small Businessmen of the Year daring special ceremonies held at the Dickinson County Courthouse Area mayors were also on hand to proclaim the week May 1117 US National Small Business Week Richters Named IGL Businessmen Of Year It started Back when youd do anything to generate some activity It sometimes took 54 decks of cards 44000 candy bars and 14000 bottles of pop a year to keep them going It started with six pair of socks on a shelf made of discarded snow fence It was an idea It was three energetic boys who knew very little about business but believed what their parents had taught them namely that paying cash is the way to go and that clean surroundings and quality products mean more than fancy fixtures And it all paid off Today it is The Three Sons the University of Okoboji the 1980 Milford Iowa Great Lakes Chamber Small Businessmen of the Year Herman and Emil Richter were honored by their peers this week when they were selected the Milford Businessmen of by a com of seven businesspersons in the Lakes area who nominated them and an Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the IGL Area Chamber of Commerce who voted on the nominated names To be honored and respected by friends and businessmen in our com munity really means a lot com Emil I cant think of anything Ive ever received in my life that meant as much to me The Richters were completely unaware of the award or their selection for it since this was the first honored local businesspersons as part of National Small Business Week The Three Sons 20th Anniversary is marked by 1980 It was on Jan 11960J that three young boys Emil 19 Her man 15 and Jimmy 12 embarked on a business enterprise which began when they acquired possession of a 20 x 142 building witha 20 x lot next toit for a whopping investment The old shed as they fondly remember it came equipped with two lights and only the first 20 section of it was heated but that didnt stop these boys who were willing to do almost anything to make a few cents The building which had previously been an Allis Chalmers implement Company owned by Al Glover became a haven for everything from used car parts to used furniture It vail started when dad Matt Richter was walking through the alley in back of Smiths Furniture He noticed an old Krohler davenport and there ready to be hauled to the dump Dad and I picked it up and brought it and used a rake and shovel to remove the snow which didnt hurt anything because this place didnt have any heat laughed Emil sold it and Omer Smith got the idea of selling used furniture out of herej said Emil explaining that previously Omer had not been able to give too much on allowance since most of it he had to take to the dump since he did not have room for it in his building unheated portion of the building was to serve as a storage space for mattresses The parking area on the east side of the store and the front end of the store which was equipped with the modern convenience of heat was used by John Faulkner to store tires and generators They remember selling 60016 car tires used by farmers for wagon tires for apiece The building was also a depot for REA Express who paid the Richters 25cents to deliver an order not 25cerits a package one quarter per order no matter how many packages were to get most of our business finished by Christmas because it got a little cool smiled Emil apparently remembering just how cold that uninsulated building got in Nonetheless they were open year round Open that is when you walked across the street to Smith Lumber and got Emil to open up the store or when Herman wasnt busy attending high school The Richters took on other jobs to supplement the minimal income from their business SOCKS THE START The clothing business hap when they happened to purchase socks at Dares House of Cotton in Spirit Lake The socks were seconds and sold six pair for They bought them for their own use but very soon found themselves selling them to the railroad men for their cost Then their sister Corinne had to be taken to Sioux City to have a specialist look at her foot after a horse CONTINUED ON PAGE 4 troom and Courtroom Capers appearing regularly in several mid western papers including in Cedar Rapids Gazette Clarinda Herald Journal Manning Monitor North Scott Press Jefferson Bee and Herald In dianola Tribune and Jesup and Denver to the Federal Communications Commission Washington DC Notre Dame lawyer graduate Notre Dame Law School Juris Doctorate Graduate Drake University BFA in speech communication Ad ministrative Assistant to State Senator Tom Riley Iowa Senate 1971 and 1972 sessions of the Iowa Legislature Ap pointed by Governor Robert D Ray to a term on the Governors Committee on Employment of the Handicapped 1973 and reappointed in 1975 One of the Governors younger appointees Awarded a Significant Contribution to the Welfare of the State of Iowa certificate by Governor Ray for two terms service on behalf of the handicapped April 6 Publications The FCC Assumes a New Role as Regulator of Broad casting 54 St Johns Law Review January The Constitutional Regulation of Televised Violence 64 Virginia Law Review 1299 The Federal and Local Regulation of Cable Television 48 Colorado Law Review 501 The Iowa Open Meetings Law 2 Notre Dame Journal of Legislation 39 State of Bar admission Iowa Member of the Bars of several federal appellate courts in Washington DC including the US Court of Military the US Tax Court Member Phi Alpha Delta national law fraternity Member American Bar Association Federal Bar Association Notre Dame Law Association Notre Dame Alumni Association Drake National Alumni Association Named an Outstanding Young Man of America for 1979 by the OYM program of the US Jaycees Voted Teacher of the Year for 1979 by the students of the University of South Dakota Albert is 32 years old and was born in Cedar Rapids la Milford Mail Wins Iowa Press Association Award The Milford Mail won one award in the Class II weekly division at the Iowa Press Associations annual meeting Friday May 9 Arlene Berry Luchtel was awarded honorable mention in the Best News Story category for her story concerning the proposed recreation complex for Milford The article appeared in the August 16 1979 edition VOLUME 97 NUMBER 20 Thursday May 151980 USPS 348920 Janitorial Service Is New Milford Business Ricks Janitorial Services is a new business in Milford which offers individuals as well as businesses a complete line of cleaning services including carpets hard surface floors windows upholstery and general office cleaning Rick Walter owner started the business last September and operates out of this home in Minor Mobile Home Court Milford He and his wife Janice have two children Dawn 2 and Jonathon one month They moved to Milford from San Francisco two years ago Milford is a nice town to live inslow paced commented Rick adding that he enjoys life in this community and not having to put up with the rat race of the city The phone number for Ricks Janitorial Services is 3384555 Hear General Motors Representative RICK WALTER A General Motors representative told the Milford Kiwanis Club at its meeting on May 13 at the Union Memorial Church that there is no shortage of energy in the nation but what we are short of is the will to produce and develop the energy we have Donald L Morrison Branch Manager Mason City la said the energy crisis is really a petroleum Crisis and there is plenty of energy available only not in the form of liquid petroleum Our nation has to face the fact that it has little control over its oil supply and that we have been and still are less than effective in developing alternative energy sources Morrison noted Based on an annual three percent increase in demand the worlds demand for oil will exceed production capacity before the turn of the century the speaker stated Mr Morrison said the worlds engineers and scientists the energy situation if they have the proper political climate and financial stimulus Not Wise To Litter If you are one of the people who have been saving money on city garbage bags or landfill costs by throwing your garbage in rural ditches perhaps you should consider that the penalty for this misdemeanor could cost you the price of a two year supply of city trash bags if you are caught According to Dickinson County Magistrate Cameron Arnold the maximum fine for littering of this type is or 30 days in jail And the Dickinson County Sheriffs Office has been notified and will be searching through bags for any type of identification which will result in the prosecution of offenders Free trash pickup excluding household garbage was provided by the City of Milford this week providing a service to the community while promoting beautification of the area Names of persons caught and prosecuted for littering will appear in several local publications
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