The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 9, 1965 · Page 5
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Dr. Ray Laird, Former Algona Man, Passes Dr. Ray Laird, well-known former Algonan, died NOV. 3 at Rochester, Minn. For many years he made his home at Sioux Falls, S. D. where he founded the Sioux Falls Serum Co. as a pioneer in the American serum industry, specializing in serum for treatment of hog cholera. He was the firm's director of production from it's modest beginning in November, 1913, until he retired from that position in 1950. Dr. Laird was president of the Sioux Falls Rendering Co. ' from 1920 to 1961. For some time, Dr. and Mrs. Laird lived in Scottsdale, Ariz., where with Fred Hall he was associated with a development company. They had returned to Sioux Falls to make their home. Dr. Laird was born Aug. 7, 1885 at Marshalltown but came to Algona with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Laird when a lad. He attended school here and after high school graduation went to the Iowa State College and was graduated in 1911. May 24,1913, he married Alice Cosgrove, Wesley, and to them was born a son William Ray Jr., a retired Navy captain who is vice-president of Sioux Falls, Mitchell and Watertown rendering companies. Others in the family are sisters Mrs. Ethel (Charles) Chubb, Baraboo, Wise., Daisy CTed)Aul- mann and Ralph and Claire, Des Moines. His civic and lodge affiliations were many. Eight Reactors To TB Skin Tests Found Out of a total enrollment of 2,137 students in Kossuth county schools, 1,897 participated in skin tests for tuberculosis, according to Joyce Hayden, county health nurse. They were from grades 1, 5, 9 and 12 in both parochial and public schools, and the tests were made in September. A total of 8 reactors were found. Five were from 9th grade, including one at Swea City, two at Ledyard, one at Lakota and one at Burt. One 12th grade student at Garrigan reacted, although in previous tests he had not. Two cooks, one at Titonka and one at Sentral, also reacted. All of the reactors took advantage of the program when the mobil X-ray unit was in Kossuth county. Results of those X-rays will be available in the near future. Mishap Her* Results In Minor Damage The Algona police department investigated a two-car collision Friday at 3:55 p. m., at the en» trance of the alley back of Taylor Motor Co. onto Jones street, Gail T, Fitzpatriek, 17, Algona, was driving south on Jones street, and James Shillington, 21, Algona, was entering from the alley. He was charged with fatture to enter the highway safely, Pamages to the Shillington car were estimated at $75 and to the Fitzpatrick car at $100, Cong. Greigg in Congress Review For Area Folks A good-sized crowd was on hand last Thursday evening at the Algona Hotel to meet with and hear Congressman Stanley Greigg of Sioux City discuss some of the aspects of the recent session of Congress and its work, with particular reference to his district in Northwest Iowa. He termed the recently enacted four-year farm bill "a boost for rural America," and along range program replacing the year-to-year program of recent date. He said it would enable farmers to "plan ahead" instead of wondering what each year might bring in a legislative way. Congressman Greigg has been termed one of the brighter young minds in the national House of Representatives by newsmen covering the halls of Congress. Women Voters Urge Citizens To See Test The League of Women Voters here recently obtained 1,000 cop- Algono (la.) Upper D«* Molnes- Tuwday, Nov. 9, 1965 les of The National Citizenship Test, which will be presented over all CBS TV stations next Tuesday, Nov. 9, beginning at 9 p. m. They have been distributed In the local high schools. The test will help all who follow It closely answer two major questions -What do you owe America? and What does America owe you? There are four parts to the test and a total of 42 separate questions on which citizens will grade themselves. 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