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NEWS-ADVERTISER 15c Per Copy PUbliahel every Monday at 1114 SeVenth St,. Harlan, la. Monday, March 17, 1969 12 pages, 2 sections -- No. 12 2rid ClaSSYearlyPOStagesubscriotionPaid atrate:Harlan,$8 & Iowa$9. .... April draft calls two ! Two Shelby countians have been called to fill April's draft call. They will report to Fort Lewis, Wash. Reporting will be Keith J. Hodapp, 20, Harlan (Virgil) and Robert M. Leuschen, 19, Earling (Joseph). (Parents names in paren- theses ). There was no call for physicals for April, draft board clerk Mrs Anita McKee said. 78 in county donate eyes COUNTy ZONING COMMISSION . . . First official meeting of the Shelby County Planning and Zoning Commission was Thursday night at the courthouse. Mere- are listening to Bill McLaughlin of the Iowa Development Commission. The three IOWA CITY -- One of life's most precious possessions -- eyesight -- may be saved for many people one day through the generosity of 18,527 Iowans who have pledged their eyes after death so that someone else may see again. 7 8 :::: .!:i :::: :!: BURNED HOME... The Wohlhutter home stands at the crest of a lfill east of Kirkman. Although, it appears little damaged, it was estimated almost a total loss. Story below. A total of 78 persons from Shelby county have signed donor cards pledging their eyes to the Iowa Lions Eye Bank at The University of Iowa Hospitals to be used for corneal transplants House, barn destroyed in 2 fires - for the sightless. Gov. Robert Ray has proclaimed March as ::!::! Kirkman hrm family wonders has Eye Bank Month in Iowa and the Iowa Eye Bank }ii! | ," is near * joined other eye banks across the nation in SUpervisors - Buck Holloway(standing, left), Fred Rasmussen and Peder An- an effort to sign new donors, iiii in the foreground), are also shown. Date121110 Iiigh2728Zi LOWl05 Precip.i ))0 Kiwanis film on iil what's going to happen next? iil Legion 50 year dinner 29 |'3 . ghYtU:; nvtee/lsBen:dn ;o" ez:touthr " 'Ire an ' e nes ay whKIuRtKMt00Ntli GOP luncheon ii the same place twice, equipment.Was the hay. a milk cooler, and other dairy iii! heduhd Wednesday, Cunv He and his family have been victims ot iiii SC The final film in the Harlan Kiwanis Club's '::: two fires at their farm home two miles east It was partially covered by insurance Travel and Adventure Series will be shown ::i! of here in the past two weeks. First his he said. Wednesday, March 19. at Veteran's Auditorium. :': barn was destroyed March 2 and then his A Republican luncheon will be held at .:::::: home burned March 11. Total estimate of :::: Reyelt Legion Post No. ' Mickels Saturday, March 22. The film "Ireland". narrated by world- iiii the damage has not been determined for TilE WOHI,IIUTTERS have since iii:: its 50th anniversary Wed- /-"/a/r [ t[,-- Guest speaker will be Alfred Nielsen. traveler Nicol Smith will begin at 7:30 p.m. It is !i::! the two buildings, but they could almost be moved to 207 Marke St. in Harlan where ii rch 19 at the Legion Hall. 6:30 p.m. A Shelby county state representative, with the the fifth of the film series. Tickets will be sold at ':': ruled total losses. The barn burnbd all the they are getting along as well as possible of special guests will be on hand to e l,'$elff topic "'progress in the legislature" the door. ":" way to the ground, with much of the house under the circumstances. For example, ad 26 50-year members. ::i::i gutted by the fire. Bernard has a total of just two shirts left to his .%. name. ::.: Will include State Commander :!ii NO CAUSE has been determined for .:.: . Fred Miller. district commander ":': county commander: Mrs Albert -- Over 2() men are members of the .::: either blaze by a State Fire Marshal who Although clothing was lost. the Kirk- i[ auxiliary president: Mrs Harold tiarlanLegi.onPost. ',"urttmtstory and Half million dollars to schools has beeninvestigatingit. The house fire man Fire Dept rnanaged tosavemostof :':" :::: started in the afternoon and at the barn in the kitchen appliances and some livhlg :: nt and Mrs Gene Briley, photos, turn to Second Front Page. ,= :'.'i! the early evening and people were home room furniture, ' It smells a little smoky, Commander of the Harlan - Dan Quinn unanimous selection to ':': both times, This rules out arson, but aside from that. it works okay "' is Eddie Roos with Mrs Roos, first team all-Midwest Conference. See all :::: :::: Wohlhutter says. Wohlhutter said :::: HarlanAuxiliary. . -Ared. white, and blue salute to thethe sprts news n page 8" ._" "-unty for equalization aid ':' :::: The barn fire was the more spec- Besides working the 100-acre farm, :::: ares will be presented IH LU tacular oi the two blazes. Xt was full of hay Wohllmtterisemptoyedatn&P Appliance :i:i They are: Carl Mark. Rex Legion on 50th anniversary. Turn to page and the flames could be seen for five miles, m ttarlan. The farm is owned by his father. ":" Wallace Sornson. H. W. Ouren Sr.. 1, section 2. Their son Mike. 15. was the only person Clarence Wohlhutter. Harlan. i:::::: Fred D :i:! ":': Haosen F. D. Curttright, The Cyclone and ::: Area School News Shelby county schools have received $512.530 in state equalization aid since the start of ili:: A. H. Savereide.'Ray Finn, Arthur are on pages 2-3. section 2 !i!i Clausen. Jack Carter. Roy " this year. Last half payment of $179.332 arrived in late February. .:.:=:=:=:==.:.:==.==:==:===:=:=:=:::===:=:=:===:=::=::=::=::===::::::=:=:::::==::=:======::=::==:==:=:==:=:=::==:==:=::=:==::::::::=:::==:===::==:::====:===::===::==:::::::5=:=::::::5=::=:=:5:::=:5::::::=::::::=:= Nielsen. and Wilmer Petersen. Rattenborg, George Weber. The payments were announced by County Superintendent Forrest Brouhard. GeneOliverpark.Larsn'JohnJUliUSHuber.Lensch'chris -- AREA DEATHS -- iQui n-Coun ty Band The aid is distributed in two payments with the first 65 percent arriving in October and ' presenting concert Glen W Doonan. the second halt' in February. Payments are made by the State Comptroller's Office. t Page and page 1. section 2 Ether Greve, 61, Kimballton. at Myrtue The "Quin-County Band", composed of 120 the University of Northern Iowa, will be guest Stories and photos honoring the Memorial Hospital, March 13. The payments are as follows: musicians from 12 arena high schools will present conductor for the concert with Vernon Forbes, Legion. a concert Tuesday. evening at Veterans trombone instructor at the University of School district Oct., 1,968 Feb., 1969 Total Auditorium. 7:30 p.m. The annual program will Nebraska. a guest soloist. be open to the public with admission $1 for adults (See story in Cyclone News. page 2, section and 50 cents for children. 2. ) Harlan $195.269 $105.096 $300,365 Members of the band were selected March 8 Elk Horn-Kimballton 52,953 28,500 81,453 during a special tryout session. Harlan high ........................................................v......`:......................... Irwin-Kirkman 50.589 27,228 77,817 schools had six musicians rating first chair, two HOMEMAKERS COOKING SCHOOL second chair, and two third chair in the special Shelby-Tennant 34,387 18,508 52,895 umt. 7:30 p.m. Thurs., March 27 County totals 333.198 179.332 512.530 James Offin, assitant director of bands at Total revenue of 00878,033 last year- Average utilities bill was in 1968; SllZ ies than in 1967 totaled 486,477 Mcf( 1,000's of cubic feet). It was purchased from Northeran Natural Gas Co. and amounted to a one percent increase over 1967. The gas utility installed 54 new services for a total of 1526 in Harlan. ii Average monthly utility bill for a Harlan family in 1968 was a bargain. This figures $10.22 for electricity. $10.87 for gas, and $3.63 per month for water, which amounts to $1.11 less than in 1967. This information is taken from the annual report by Utilities General Manager Donald Bragg. The report showed the UUlities with $878,033 in gross revenue in 1968 with a net revenue of $96,521. Total operating expenses were $640,809. This includes $273,274 from the gas utility, $319.812 from the electric utility, and $67,748 from the water utility. Total metered sales were $847,894, which when added to $30,129 from misc. sales, in- cluding sale of scrap materials adds up to the $878.033 gross revenue figure. The Utilities, consisting of 30 employees and 12 vehicles, is governed by a Board of Trustees, which are appointed by the City Council. Chairman of the board is Dean Frederickson with Spence Vanderlinden and Phil Phelps the other members. superintendents are Elmer Potter, electric; Harold Johnson, gas; and Henry Laube, Water. ELECTRICITY PURCHASED by the Utilities in 1968 totaled 25,317,400 kilowatt-hours (KWH). Of this amount, 23,042,294 KWH were sold, for an 8.3 percent increase in electricity purchased and an eight percent increase in sales. Nine percent of the electricity purchased is "unaccounted for", which according to Bragg, is below the standard 10 percent, usually allowed. The Electric Utility completed $510,000 in addiUons, improvements and new equipment in 1968. They contracted $385,000 for transmission and distribution lines, added new substaUon equipment, added one mile of 69 KV line, and modified existing substations. UUliUes em- ployees did $125,000 work in new and replacement primary and secondary linds, new and replacement services, purchasing materials and $12,800 for street light improvements. Average electricity used in a Harlan home was 481 KWH per month for a bill of $10.22. There are 1,666 residential meters in Harlan. This is a two percent increase for over 1967. GAS PURCHASED by the Utilities in 1968 .. Eddie Roos, commander of the Harlan Legion Post with his wife, of the Harlan Auxiliary. Story above. Construction on the city's gas lines in 1968 included installation of 4,000 feet of two-inch line and 4,350 feet of high-pressure six-inch line, most of which was in the new West-Ridge Addition. The gas utility.conducted a "Leak survey" in 1968 that cost II,400. This will be done every five years, Bragg said, "as a form oi preventative maintenance." Average gas bill in 1968 was less than the 1967 average bill. The figure was $10.87 in 1968 compared to $12.40 in 1967. "This is' due to the 10 percent decrease we initiated Jan. 1, 1968," Bragg said. Average gas bill showed 13,000 cubic feet per month per family. WATER PUMPED in 1968 totaled 157,080,000 gallons, of which 133.559.000 was sold: This is a loss of' 14.9 percent, which is less than last year's 17.1 prcent loss and 1966's loss rate of 24 per- cent. Bragg said. On operations, the water utility finished $18,279 in the black. A total of $24,000 was spent up dating the system through new and replacement mares and new and replacement water services Average customer in Harlan used 4,000 gallons of water per month. Average bill was $3.69, Bragg said TIlE UTILITIES have $175,620 in reserve from 1968. This includes $128.985 to pay revenue bonds and $46.635 in an improvement fund. Bragg pointed out the Utilities have a total value of $4,188,158 and a net value of $2,310,650. Total "equity" in the Utilities owned by the city, amounts to $2.298.399. The net return on the city's investment for 1968 was only four percent, which hoA:': ,*hat consumer rates are about as   :,-:,;. ragg concluded.