The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 8, 1966 · Page 13
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 13

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, February 8, 1966
Page 13
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New Balloon Hi Record; Lands On Kossuth Farm Kathleen Elbert Is GHS Betty Crocker Winner Ttie attempt by parachutist Nick Piantanida, 33 year-old jump instructor from New Jersey, to set a new world record in free fall from a balloon, ended Wednesday afternoon without accomplishing the record jump, on a Kossuth county farm. Instead of leaping out of the balloon gondola over the Estherville area, which was originally planned, the chutist rode the frail looking gondola into a corn field on the Wayne Koppen farm, four miles west and one-half north of Buffalo Center, in Hebron twp. of Kossuth county. The gondola with Nick as a passenger, came to a jarring bounce just before 3 p. m. The original plan was to bail out at 122,000 feet, free-fall for about 22 miles, then parachute the final distance. His plan was foiled when he couldn't uncouple a piece of oxygen equipment that had iced during his flight to an altitude of 123,500 feet, higher than man has ever gone in a balloon. A Russian had previously jumped from a balloon at an altitude of 83,523 feet. As Nick's balloon came across the sky in early afternnooon last Wednesday, after its launching at Sioux Falls, S. D., it was visible to the naked eye in Algona, and elsewhere in the area. When his oxygen hose coupling trouble developed, the chutist cut the gondola loose from the balloon, and it fell to 97,000 feet before the gondola chute opened. He said the gondola fell witl.out twisting. He's going to try it again when he can raise another $30 to $35,000 for the venture. Cases Filed Two account matters were filed here in district court this week. The Ringsted Imp. Co. is seeking to obtain $191.87 from Burnett Heine to settle an account; and Security State Bank is asking for $103.43 from James and Shirley Knoer to settle a promissory note. KATHLEEN ELBERT Kathleen A. Elbert is this year's Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow at Garrigan high school. She scored highest here in a written knowledge and attitude examination taken Dec. 7. She is nov.' eligible for state Algona, (la.) Upper Des Moineft Tuesday, February 8, 1966 4 New Members For Kiwanians and national scholarship awards ranging from $500 to $5,000. More thatn 570,000 senior girls in 14,714 bf the nation's high schools were enrolled for the examination. Test papers of all school winners in the state are being judged competitively. From them, the State Homemaker of Tomorrow will be named. She will received a $1,500 scholarship from General Mills, Inc., sponsor of the annual Betty Crocker Search. In addition, her school will be awarded a set of the Encyclopaedia Britannica. The second-ranking girl will receive a $500 educational grant. The Algona Klwanls Club recently signed up four new members; Rex Kooyman of Pioneer Seed Corn, Dick Godfredson of Druggist Mutual, Paul Seeley of Seeley's Real Estate and Ray Anderson of Northwestern Bell Telephone Co. President Ray Langfitt of the local club has set a goal of ten new members for 1966. Wishing For A Buyer Won't Make That Sale! CHILI & OYSTER SUPPER FEBRUARY 13,1966 LUTHERAN CHURCH LUVERNE, IOWA SERVING FROM 5 to 7:30 P.M. ADULTS - $1.00 CHILDREN UNDER 12 - 50c PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN - FREE SPONSORED BY FELLOWSHIP CLUB (io-n*) phone prospective customers economical effective That Tuesday Tabloid Makes A Small Ad READ BIG REACHES MORE FARM FAMILIES, Too, Than Any Other Medium KOSSUTH COUNTY'S LARGEST NEWSPAPER CIRCULATION

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