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Chariton Leader (Newspaper) - July 18, 1967, Chariton, Iowa Spending up across co Lucas county is Given a High Market rating on the strength of its economic showing Dur ing the past year. Just How Well it shaped up compared with communities in other parts of the country is indicated in sales management s new copyrighted Quot Survey of buying it shows that local residents earned More and spent More on average than those in most other areas. The record level of consumer spending resulted in a sales volume in Lucas county s retail stores of $17,030,000, As against the 1965 total of $15,198,000. It was More than might have been expected on the basis of population. Figured that Way retail business locally should have amounted to Only .0053 per cent of the National volume because that is the proportion of the population in the local area. It did better than that however accounting for .0056 per cent of the National total. Consumer spending sparked by rising incomes was in High gear throughout most of the year. As a result gains were recorded by nearly every Type of retail and service business. Sales of soft goods including clothing and food were Strong. Also in heavy demand were Home furnishings cosmetics Small appliances and sporting goods. Sales of the More expensive durable items such As washing machines and refrigerators eased somewhat toward the end of the year due to the tight Money situation. In terms of income 1966 was a better than average year locally the Survey shows. Local residents after payment of their personal taxes had net earnings of $22,983,000, an increase Over the previous year s $20,560,000. It was equivalent to $6,567 per household determined by dividing the total by the number of households. The relative standing of one Community to another with respect to purchasing Power and business vitality is shown through an Quot Index of sales activity Quot which takes into account population income and spending. Lucas county s Index is Given As 106, or 6 per cent above the National hired As employment aide Paul v. Beadle 23, of Albia has been hired As an employment Counselor with the South Iowa manpower Center in Otto Ovva Duane Johnson project director announced today. Beadle will counsel manpower clients from the 12-county South Iowa area and persons referred to him by the four employment offices of Ottumwa Centerville Oskaloosa and Fairfield. Discussing the appointment Johnson stated Quot our employment counselling staff is now comprised of four professional Counselor. Their mandate is to serve All people to help each person achieve employability and therefore greater Opportunity to be employed in a Job which is satisfying and enables him to express himself through work in keeping with his abilities interests and Beadle received his master s degree in guidance and counselling in May of this year from Northeast Missouri state teachers College in Kirksville where he was a member of Kappa Delta a fraternity. In past Summers he worked for the Chicago Burlington and Quincy Railroad in Ottumwa. He is single and lives at 404 South Clinton Street fun Day the annual fun Day of the Chariton chamber of Commerce will be held thursday at the Lake View Golf amp country club. Chamber member and their out of town guests will attend the event beginning with a tee off time of 1 . A supper will be served to end the program. Joe Levis is project chairman. Assisting Are Loren Juntunen Art Kranz and Seim Dejong. Numerous prizes Are being secured for presentation at the evening dinner. More than 100 reservations have been received according to chamber manager Dick weather for Lucas county ans Lucas county is continuing to be favored by per feet summer weather cloudless skies and temperatures in the 80-degree Range. Chariton has t recorded rainfall since july 9, a near record Quot dry spell Quot for the season. Temperatures have ranged from a Chilly 43 degrees last Friday morning to a High of 92 a week ago today. Here Are the readings for july 11-17 Max. Man. Tuesday july 11 amp 63 wednesday july 12.9� �3 thursday july 13.� Friday july 14.�0 saturday july 15.� a sunday july 16.5? monday july 17--------.-----�?�-------------55 �,3hc�tltonj a Tiff kit arms a a a a i Ray vol. 100, no. 29. Chariton Iowa tuesday july 18, 1967. Ten cents per copy City budget no change from 67 school salaries in quarterly report a listing of salaries received by administrators teachers and employees of the Chariton Community school District appears in today s edition. The information is contained in the 4th Quarter report of the school District for the period ending june 30. Salaries Are not included in reports at the end of the first three quarters but Are listed in total figures at the close of each year. Readers Are reminded that the list does not reflect salaries to be paid during the 1967-68 school year. Figures listed Are for amounts received during the past school term Altenhofen to head chamber of Commerce Maurice Altenhofen owner of the Perrin Motel and member of the Chariton chamber of Commerce Board of directors has been elected president of the chamber of the 1967-68 year. Altenhofen has been an Active program chairman and director for several years. Other officers elected included Frank Hamilton manager of the Iowa Southern utilities company 1st. Vice president Mahlon Laing partner in the l amp k insurance company 2nd vice president mrs. Allan Devore partner in the Mode c Day shop and immediate past president director at Large. New directors elected for three year terms on the Board were Darlene Blunt of the Morton and Blunt real estate company Howard Hilburn Lucas county ask office manager Stan Lamfers employed by by Vee stores inc., and Vernon Vogel employed by associates finance inc., of Chariton. Carry Over directors include Joe Golliet Ralph Hobt Willard Lyman and Ron Severns. Directors whose terms expire september 1 include Lucile Anderson Bill Eikenberry the Rev. Don Harding and Chet to Bank offices Howard Swainey and mrs. Dwight Iris Vanderpol have been elected to officer positions at the National Bank amp Trust co., in Chariton. Swainey who had been serving As assistant cashier has been elected cashier while mrs. Vanderpol has been named to Swain by s former office. Maurice Nickel had been holding the cashier office along with his position As executive vice president. Lucas town budget estimate published a budget of $8,000 is boing proposed by the town of Lurns for 1968. An estimate on expenditures published this week shows. A hearing on the 1968 budget will be held aug. 1 at 8 ., at the town Hall. Expenditures for 1966 totalled $9.219 and in 1965 expenditures were $6,772. The or nosed budget Calls for $3.455 to be raised from taxation with income from other sources to total $3,445. A balance of $1,-100 is projected to begin the new year. Housing ordinance publication of the City s new housing ordinance is being completed today. The ordinance developed and approved by the City Council. Mayor s improvement committee and planning and zoning commission opens the Way for Federal assistance to the City in regard to its Low rent hous ing program for the Polser Dies sunday services for Ray Polser 57, prominent Lucas businessman and Community Leader will be at 2 ., wednesday at the beards Ley Fielding funeral Home at Chariton. Burial will be at Goshen cemetery near Lucas. The Rev. Harold Gilleney of Grimes assisted by Gerald Iwerks of Russell will officiate. Or. Polser died sunday at veterans Hospital in Des Moines a few hours after being taken ill at his Home. He was a partner with a brother Hal in a farm Supply store and service station. He was a town councilman school Board member and a member of the Lucas county Republican Central committee. He was an elder and treasurer of the Lucas presbyterian Church for 20 years a world War ii Veteran and a Mason. He is survived by his widow Leona a daughter mrs. Sharon Shipley of West Covina Calif. Two Sisters mrs. Lillian Woods and mrs. Berniece Fuller of Des Moines two Brothers Hal of Lucas and Glenn of Fresno gains by loan firm a half million Dollar. Increase in deposits has been reported by the Central savings and loan association at Chariton for the year ending june 30, 1967. A statement of condition being published today shows savings deposits at $8,081,140 compared to $7,551,614 a year ago. Assets of the lending firm stand at $11,-325,712 compared to $10,483,493 at the same time a year ago. A a a or. Glenn Garlon of Chariton is listed As director of the firm in its annual report. He succeeds the late Dwaine Lindquist. John s club gets permit a class b Beer permit effective today was approved by the Chariton City Council for John Vucich operator of John s club on n. Main Street. The Council had refused to renew the permit when application was made in May by Vucich and then allowed the License to expire the first week in june. The business has not been open since that time. Complaints listed by the police department in regard to unruly conduct in and around the club prompted the earlier Council action. In issuing the permit the Council declared that operation of the club would be closely observed to determine whether or not violations of City ordinances or state Laws were occurring. Extension budget proposed for 68 a hearing on the county Extension service budget for 1968 has been scheduled for 8 15 . Thursday aug. 3, at the Extension office. The proposed budget appears in today s edition and Calls for expenditures of $12,000 for 1968, an increase of approximately $500 this year and $2,000 Over 1966. The tax asking of the budget is the same As 1967�?one-half a Mill. A fund balance of $1,540 and $10,460 in taxes is anticipated to meet the $12,000 proposal. On student Council miss Kathy Fullmer daughter of or. And mrs. Elmer Fullmer it. 3, has been elected to the student Council at the sch Oltof Commerce in Omaha. Student Council members at the school Are elected by vote of the student body. Ltd a a v a a. places faces. Relocation and remodelling of Jack s furniture store in Chariton is virtually completed this week with the store open for business As usual. Jack Young store owner said he plans to announce a formal grand opening event some time next month. The new store is located in the former by Vee store building at the Southeast Corner of the Square. Incorporated in the re building program was the erection of. a a y Fri Sii Shil so a a so a. a v a my Minn it Eph Fri a a a a a a Oil Meta ii a in downtown Chariton. New offices for the associates finance company now located in a new building on South grand South of Jack s furniture. Associates formerly was located in the Chariton hotel building. The new office utilizes extensive use of Glass on the exterior. A Public open House will be announced next nearing on county assessor applications persons interested in applying for the county assessor position in Lucas county have Only about a week left to make application with the Iowa state tax commission. Deadline for filing applications is five Days prior to administering of the is tuesday aug. 1. A 3m> hour exam Wilk by Given with grading to be completed by the commission. Results of the tests Are to be forwarded to a local examining Board which in turn will make a recommendation to the county. Conference As to an appointment. The position has been vacant since the death of assessor Ralph last month. A the conference Board is com posed of town and City mayors of Council acts on plans for holding Cost the 1968 budget for the City of Chariton will Quot hold the line Quot or result in a slight drop in the tax Levy according to figures approved monday night by the City Council. Publication of exact budget proposals is scheduled for thursday with a hearing planned for monday aug. 7. The City has a current tax Levy of 29.5 Mills. The millage is expected to stay within the 29-Mill Range. Basically the Council adopted an estimate which follows the 1967 spending. Exceptions approved included revision of the fire department asking increasing the proposal allocation from $5,000 to $7,000, approval of an $8,000 tax asking increase by the Library Board and a revision in the recreation budget. The City budget is the second major one affecting City taxpayers which does not Call for a tax increase. The county announced its budget last week and it projects a possible decrease of one half a Mill. Increases in the fire department budget will permit Purchase of several new Coats and helmets a half dozen new nozzles a smoke ejector unit a Light Cable reel and Bull Horn. The Council turned Down a request for $2,100 for three Walkie talkie units and a request for a $450 Quot Entrance Quot saw. The Walkie talkies May be purchased Over a three year period through later budgets. The Library request was incorporated in a budget of the Board taxes continued to Page 2 Parks and recreation unit of d appointment of a seven member Quot Parks and recreation Quot Board was authorized by the Chariton City Council monday night. The new Board in effect will Combine the present swim Pool and recreation boards and will be responsible for All recreation activities in the City along with Park operations. The Council Resolution Calls for five year staggered terms. First appointments will provide for two members to be appointed for one year two for two years and three for three years. All re appointments will be for full five year tenures. Appointments Are to be made by the mayor with the approval of the Council. A prime objective of the new Board according to Council thinking is to work toward possible unit continued to Page 2 serving in Vietnam the county the county Board of education and the county Board of supervisors. Courthouse to close a the Lucas county courthouse will be closed All Day thursday while county officials attend an officers school of instruction at Albia. Band rehearsal an important rehearsal for All High school band members has been called for this evening at 7 30. All members Are urged to attend. Airman third class Dean m. Buckalew son of or. And mrs. Melvin Buckalew of Williamson is on duty at Phan rang a Viet Nam. Airman Buckalew an air passenger specialist is a member of the Pacific air forces the Quot nation s combat ready Arm guarding the 10,000-mile Bamboo curtain. Before his arrival in Southeast Asia he was assigned to the 63r d Aerial port Squadron at Norton fab Calif. The Chariton High school graduate attended Clarinda Community College. His wife Linda is the daughter of or. And mrs. Leroy Ansley of 1243 Brookdale ave Chariton

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