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   Monroe County News, The (Newspaper) - July 8, 1968, Albia, Iowa                               It's News to Us The Weekly Almanac WEATHER (By George Seibert, Official Weather Observer) Date High Lew Prtcip. July 3---------81 54 None July 4---------85 64 None July 5---------85 63 None July 6---------83 64 None July 7---------87 63 .92 July 8--------- 68 None AUCTION July Chapel Church building and contents, p.m. 4 miles north on highway 137. BUDGET July 8 Albia Community School District budget hearing at 8 pjn., in administration build- ing, 120 Benton Ave. E. July Communi- ty School District budget hearing at pm. at Blakesburg Ele- mentary School. July County Board of Education budget hearing at p.m in the office of the county superintendenl, Monroe County Courthouse. July County Ex- tension Council budget hearing at pm. in the extension of- fice in Ihe Post Office building. Albia. JUSTICE Mayor H. Eugene Burnside July 5 Gerald David Flattery, Rte. 4, violation of instruclion permil, information filed by Deputy Sher- iff Dennis M. Carr, fined ?10 and costs. July 6 Robert Johnston, Rte. 3, vio- lation of State Conservation Com- mission law, information filed by commission, fined and costs. Charles Chambers, Albia, vio- lation of State Conservation Com- Bromwell In Albia James Bromwell, candidate for U.S. Senator on the Republican ticket, will be in Albia Wednes- day evening at 6 p.m. for a pic- nic dinner at the Albia City Park. Other candidates have been invited to the affair which is sponsored by the Monroe County Republican Women. The bever- age will be furnished but guests will bring their table service and meal. All interested persons have been invited, according to Miss Verna Schaff, president of the local group. mission law, information filed by commission, fined and costs'. Alfred Hunt, Albia, violation of State Conservation Commis- sion law, information filed by commission, fined and costs. Justice Beverly J. Hall June 19 Charles August Knierina, Ot- tumwa, failure to stop at a red light, information tiled by IHP, fined and costs. June 27 Jack Douglas Harris, Lovilia, no safety chain on trailer in tow, information filed by IHP, fined and costs. John H. Hill Jr., DCS Moines. no chauffeur's license, informa- tion filed by IHP, fined and costs. July 1 Wilbur J. Fee, Knoxville, fail- ure to stop at stop sign, informa- tion filed by IHP, fined and costs. July dughter, weighing 6 Ib. 12 oz., at Monroe County Hospital, to Mr. and Mrs. Delmar Burk of Bussey. July 7 A daughter, Sarah Ann, weighing 6 Ib. 12 oz., at Schoitz Memorial Hospital, Wat- erloo, to Mr. and Mrs. David Hen- drickson of Waterloo. Mrs. Hen- drickson is the former Anita Fouts. Mrs. Jeanetta Fouts of Al- bia is the grandmother. PUBLIC July of Directors of Albia Community School District, 8 p.m., administration building. July 15 Albia City Council, 7pm, Albia City Hall. Julv Commission- ers, Monroe County Soil Conser- vation District, pm., Post Office building July County Ex- tension Council, p.m., exten- sion office, Post Office building. July County Con- servation Board, 7 p.m., Monroe County Courthouse. July 31 Board of Trustees, Monroe County Hospital, p m in hospital dining room. v July D. Nelson, 71, 224 Third Ave E., at Monroe County Hospital. July 8 Mrs. Samuel (Rose) States, 90, Melrose, at Lucas County Memorial Hospital. RESCUE i July 5 James Griffin, Mel- rose, accident southeast of Mel- rose, taken to Lucas County Me- morial Hospital. FIRE July 3 To Jansscn property on C Avenue East, p.m., little damage. James Donald Poison, 22, 19 N. Clinton St., and Hope Smith, 21, Rte. 3, Albia. Ralph W. Bakalar, 21, Rte. 5, Oskaloosa and Diana Lynn Danes, 18, 903 S. Clinton St. Donald D. Bmgaman, 22, Lo- vilia, and Rebecca Jane Worrall, 20, Knoxville. on Page 4. vrs A ice "W Oii'xee ouperincenumic City, Iowa 53240 Monday, July 8, 1968 r o e _ VOL. LXXXIII NO. 28 Blast Here; Gas Leaking Into Sewer A cherry bomb was thrown in- to a sewer Thursday night ignit- ing gasoline fumes in the sewer and shaking houses in a block area on North Clinton Street and A Avenue East. The manhole cover had been removed and was resting on bar- ricades above the manhole. It was tossed into the air and cov- ers were blown off basement drains in several homes. Six manhole covers had been removed to ventilate the sewers in the area and to clear the gasoline fumes. Mayor H. Eugene Burnside said this morning that the individuals in the vehicle involved were juveniles and a report on the boy loosing the cherry bomb has been given to the probation officer for investigation and report to the juvenile court. Burnside said that gacohne from the Phillips 66 bulk station on North Third Street and Ben- ton Avenue East was leaking into an abandoned sewer and into the city sewer system He said that Paul Hiatt, who opeiates the bulk station, has emptied the four tanks and that all arc being replaced. The tanks were emp- tied by Saturday night and new tanks are on order. Gasoline tanks at the retail sta- tion on the same properly arc not affected. Burnside said that members of the Albia sewer department and fire department were on duty Thursday and Friday nishts The area being ventilated in- cludes a block on North Third Street and several blocks on A Avenue East. ASCS Sells (OWO 4 Accidents Over Fourth Ready for a Boat Ride Officers of the Albia Industrial Devel- opment Corporation and of the Small Business Administration last week saw a completed model of a pontoon boat to be manufactured by Trojan Products, Inc., in its newly expanded Albia plant. The plant addition, which is being started this week, is being built by the Albia corpora- tion with a guaranteed loan from the Small Business Administration. Standing in front are J. Logan Cain, vice president, and Robert L. Kaldenberg, a director of the local corporation, A. D. Stanley, presi- dent of Trojan Products, Inc., and Dwayne Dygert, program manager for the Iowa Inventions Program of the Center for In- dustrial Research and Service. On the boat are J. E. King, treasurer of the cor- poration, Robert L. Brekke, management specialist with the SBS and Conrad E. Lawlor, regional director of the SBA. The two girls are daughters of Dygert. Open Bids July 29 On Miami Lake Road The Monroe County Agricul- tural Stabilization and Conserva- tion CommiUce will sell 16 grain bins al a public auclion Friday, July 12 al the bin site on Ihe A very ror.d. The counly ASCS has nol had grain in storage in Us bins for the past three years. A bin site and Ihe bins at were sold in 1963 and 12 bins a the site north of Albia were sold in 1965. The sale ncxl week will ic- duce lo 30 Ihc number of bins owned by Ihe governmenl in the county The properly to be sold in- cludes eight steel bins, 18 feet in diameter with a capacily of 3250 bushels each, eight alumi- num bins, 18 feet in diameter a capacity of 3276 bushels each, 16 aeration ducts with fans, and miscellaneous small items Bids on the grading and con- itruction of the Miami Lake load will be opened Monuay, Juiy IA at 2 p.m., according to a nolicc being given to prospective bid- ders by the Board of The road will be constructed north and south along the casl side of the lake and will serve the lake access and also as ac- Rolph D. Nelson Dies Saturday Ralph D. Nelson. 71, 224 Third Ave E, a teacher for 45 years, died Saturday evening at Monroe County Hospital. He was born Aug. 26, 1HMB to Alfred and Dcssa May Becbe Nel- son. He taught school in Hocking, in Albia and Lovilia and also in Colorado for a total of 45 years. He was a member of the Astor Lodge No. 505, A. F. A M and of the Nsilional Retired Teachers Association. He is .survived by a brother, Norlan W. Nelson. 224 Third Ave E, three sisters, Mrs Winnificd Stump. Gnnni.son. Colo, Mrs An na Zugelder, also of Gunmson, and Mrs. Margaret Adr.eia of Ala- mosa, Colo. Funeral services will be Wed- nesday at T30 p m. at the Gejer- Lewis Funeral Home with the Rev. Donald Plum officiating. Burial will be in the Moravia Cemolerv The Masonic lodge will conduct giavcsidc riles. cess lo the 40acie park being de- veloped by Ihe Mom oi! County Consci v.ition Board County Engineer Charles Wc- ,vpr said this morning thai the road construction is expected to slarl immcdinlely and Ihc load is cxpccled to be completed this fail. The piojecl includes Ihc giad- ing of the loadway and also Ihe con'-liuclion of the pipe culverts which will diam Ihc area and serve as selllmg basins lo con- liol the Hlling of the lake A total of six box culverts will constructed. Excavation on Ihc project in- cludes 228.782 cubic yards of primary excavation for the road- way. The load is located entnely in Bluff Cioek Township Piesenl Icttings include the Extension Budget for Yeor The Mom or County Extension Council is pioposing expenditures (if for accoidmg to Ihe estimate on which is public hcaiing is scheduled Mon- day, .June 20 at (J.30 p m at the extension office This pioposrd expenditure of compaies with actual ex- IH'nd'tiiHs of in HMiff and in With ,in estimat- ed IIIICIK iimltf led balance on .lanuatx 1 of a total of 900 will be i.used by taxation. grading and the eulveils only. Surfacing of the load will be in a later contract to be completed this fall. The "road surface uill be 28 Another road now serving Miami Lake Park along its cast edge will be vacated and .than dolled following the completion of the new road In the tellings June 29 aie also culverts for seveial other pioi- ects in Ihc county. Wednesday Work Night at Center Wednesday has been designat- ed "uork nighl" at the Momoe County Senior Citimi Center at 15 N. Clinton St. The building, formeily occu- pied by Cassics' Cafe, has been purchased by the Momoe County Home Health Association for use as a senior citizen center and workers needed to lemoxe some of the fixtuies, linoleum, and partitions in older to gel the building ready for occupancy. Woikeis have been asked lo bring their own hamineis and tools Three Momoe County and Des Monies lesident.s aie in hospitals in Albia, OUuinwa and DCS Monies as the result of four acci- dents in the county over the long holiday week end James K Cliff in. 74. of Mel- rose, suffered chest injuries and sexeral fractmed ribs Friday xx hen gasoline tiuck he xvas operating went out of control on a gravel load, ovciturned, and came to lest in a ditch. The acci- dent oc'cuued fixe miles south- east of Mcliose. The truck, oxvn- ed bx the Russell Oil Co. xvas damaged cxtensivelx. Ciiiffin was taken by the Vlbia Rescue Squad to the Lucas Coun- ty Mcmoiial Hospital in Chatiton and later tiansfeiicd to Iowa I.ulheian Hospital in Des Moines. He has been in the intensive caic unit since that time but hospital peisonnol this noon teimcd his condition "good" and said he xias tiansfeiied out of the in- tensive caie unit later today. Occupants of both cais escaped iniui.v in a ciasb al p m. Friday half a mile easl of George- lown on US Highway 34 Deputy Sheiiff Dennis Cair. xxhci investigated, said that a car driven b.x David I'Tatteiy. 15. lite. 4. approached the highway fiom the south on a county road. The Flat lei.v cai .sluiek the xx'est- car drixcn by Gaiy Lee McCaity. 111. of Sexvcl. Flatletv'.s vehicle had cxtcn'.ive damage and MiCaity's a total loss Flatteiy chaigct! and fined for violation of an instiuclion pci nut. In an accident late Wednesday morning occupants of the two ve- hicles inxolved were treated at a doctor's office and icleased In Hi is accident on a counly road half a mile west of Lovilia Spears. 39. Hie. 1, Lovilia. was fiilloxving a liaelor dnven by Spears' son, Kenneth L Spears, Hi. Itoth wne oaslhutind and as Hie father altempted to pass the liactor, the right front truck bumper caught the rear ti actor w heel. The tiuek xx ns flipped onto its left side Mr. Spears suffered lacerations on his left arm and car. A passenger in the tiuck, Carole Sue Toopes, 13, of Lovilia, has lacerations on her right knee Another passenger, Connie Jo Speais, 13, xvas not injuicd, nor xvas Kenneth Spears The tractor has little damage but the damage to the truck was tei nied "majoi." INDUSTRIAL Mcmhcis of Ihc Indiisliial Hu- rcati of the Albia Chamber of Commerce will meet this evening at 7.30 p.m al Ihc chamber of- fice In a fourth accident at a.m. July 6 at Cotlonwood Park a pickup Iruck driven by Charles Edward Coghlan. 19. 321 N. C SI, hit Francis Leo Heyland. 26, Des Monies, and Robert Havelock, 24. Hitcman. Both were taken to Montoc County Hostptal and Hey. land xx as later transferred to Ot- luniwa Hospital Hcylarvl xvas hit by the vehicle and suffered a scalp laceration and possible internal injuries Havelock xvas by the tiuck and suffered a dislocated shoulder. James of Albia was a prsscngcr in Ihe Iruck driven bv Coghlan and a number of other men were a pail of Ihe group al the paik. loxva Highway Palrolman Rich- ard Peterson said thai no charges have been filed as yel and the accident is still under investiga- tion. July 10 Last Filing Dote For Primary Next Wednesday, July'10. is the last dale for candidates to county offices to file their nom- ination papers, County Auditpr David I. loday reminded potential candidates. Wednesday, July 10, is also tlie date on which the Secretary of Slalc ccrlif.es to the county au- ditor the slate, congressional and general assembly candidates who have filed with his office. Grimes said that work' on ttic, printing of Che ballots for' th'c primary "clcclion' September'3 immediately after the 'iiling deadline. Offices for xvhich persons will file arc: Clerk of Courts four year term, Mrs. Gertrude Larson, Re- publican, incumbent, not seeking re-election. Auditor year term, Da- vid I. Grimes, Republican, incum- bent. Monroe County Sheriff four year teim, William F. Haglcy, Republican, incumbent, not teek- iiiK rc-clcction County Attorney four year teim, W. Keith Cash, Democrat, incumbent, not seeking re-elec- tion Hoard of Supervisors four year term Matting in John Scott, Republican, incumbent. Board of Supervisors three year term ilarling in Har- old Repp. Democrat, incumbent Ballots can be mailed lo armed scivices peiionnel .stalling Au- gusl 4 Application for absentee voter's ballots in the primaiy may be made starling August 14. Start Paving Airport Road Progress on School With two crtwt of bricklayers on the job, work is progressing on the new 000 junior high-elementary school being constructed on B Avenue East. The crew in the foreground is working on the wall in the music room which will be in the west wing of the building. In the ground the crew is working on the wall of the academic or east wing of the building. Francis Peters Construction Co. of Newton is the general contractor on the project. Approved by the voters in a special election September 14, the school is expected to be ready ahead of schedule and classes may be held in the academic wing by the start of the second .semester, Paving of a 3.41 mile stretch of farm-to market road fiom Highway 34 past the Albia Muni- cipal Airport is scheduled lo slarl Wednesday, according to Charles Wcvcr. Monroe Count} Engineer Wevtrr said the Central Con- struction Co. of Indianola was lo move its equipment into the area loda> and anticipated starling the- paving about noon Wednes- day. The firm hopes to complete this 3.41 mile paving project by Friday evening Paving will start on the casl end of the project, miles east of the airport The paving will be 22 feet wide and will be 0" thick and of Portland cemtnt. A slip form pax mg process will be used. Earth "boulders, to be started aboul two weeks following the paving itself, will be .six feet wide. The paving will be the firsl rural road paving fvcr dow in .Monroe Counly. Tli? firsl proj- ect is in Troy and Mantua Town- ships. A second project. I lie- paving of 5 miles of highway in Wdjnr Township north from Highway 34 fxpcclcd to get under wax' on Tiif-da} Hi Central Con- si i IK lion Co of Indinnola is also 'loing ibis pax ing This project is xulbin Wayne- Township and will consist of 35 miles of seven inch paving and 1 5 inilrs of six inch paving This paving loo will bf 22 fret xvidr and the- road xull haxi- earth shoulders six feel in width All traffic will bo krpl off the newly paxctl road for two wc-eks folloxung the completion of Ihr Wrxrr said After 14 days Ihc const ion fiim will slarl the shoulder work. Wcvc-r that coal truck1 us- ing the Wa.xnr Township road hnve been hauling extra coal which Ins been stockpiled at thr Bridgeport plant of Iowa South- em L'Mlities Co Coal hauling will stop and Ihc mine will not operate during Ihc period of the road construction. Gift of Blue Cross, Inc., last week presented to the Monroe County Hospital Auxiliary a check for to be used toward the purchase of equipment to be used in the care of cardiac patients at the hospital. The presentation was made by Mrs. Erven Long, president of the Monroe County Health Improvement Association and Mrs. J. Carl Johnston, secretary. It is made from a portion of receipts by individuals insuring through Blue Cross. Shown (left to right) at the presentation are Miss Mary Coady, secretary of the auxiliary, Mrs. Johnston, Mrs. Long, Mrs. Albert Spaur, president, and Mrs. Walter Napier, treasurer of the auxiliary.   

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