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Algona, Iowa
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Nike Had Right Idea; Sister Not So Sure Four year old Michael Mondragon was trying l o help care for his baby sister. Tammy, Saturday. His parents, Mr and Mrs Nash Mondragon, Altjona, asked Mike to see ,f the baby was crying. She was, so Mike attempted to bring her out lo the back porch to her mother. Tammy slipped out of Mikes arms and fell to the noor. She was taken lo St. Ann hospital where she was born just three weeks previously. She was treated for a smashed nose, remained overnight for observation, and was able to come home Sunday. Mike has decided to leave Tammy in her crib, at least until she gets lo the age when she's not quite so slippery. Dept. of History and Arc Des Moines 19, Iowa Jffiometf ESTABLISHED 1863 Entered ** Mcotd claw nutter at the poitoffice »t Alfona, Iowa. Nov. 1, 1832. under Act of Centres* of March », 187». ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, JULY 1, 1959 1 SECTIONS - 16 PAGES VOL. 96 - NO. 26 Des Moines Man Might Appeal A $100 Fine A Des 'Moines man, Peter Anderson, was found suilty of operating a motor vehicle on a public highway at a speed greater than would allow him to stop In a reasonable distance ahead following a hearing in Justice C, H. Ostwinlde's court this week and was fined $100 and costs. Counsel for the defendant had until today (Wednesday) to file an appeal in district court. Anderson's auto allegedly struck the rear of another car driven by Mrs Michael Hofer, Bode, at St. Joe May 15 and the case had Friday. been continued until John J. Shay, Jr., Algona, was, sentenced to 30 days in the county jail following a hearing on a charge of falsely drawing and , Uttering a bank check and Bruce K. Bryan, Onawa, was 'fined $25 and costs for intoxication in other major cases heard by Ostwinkle. In other cases, Delbert M. Fosnaugh, Algona, paid $5 and costs, no chauffeur's license, and $40 and costs, overweight on truck registration; Francis Smith, Algona, $10 and costs, using obscene language, in a public place; Merle J. Keleher, Spencer, $12 and costs, speeding at night; Gene d Thompson, Swea City, $10 and costs, faulty truck equipment; Duane J. Vaske, Bancroft, J10 and costs, stop sign.. Kean R. Marlow, Lone Rock, $10 and costs, noisy muffler; Edward J. Kisch, Whittemore, $10 and costs, no brakes on trailer, and $5 and costs, no safety chains; Arthur E. Brownlee, Spencer, $10 and costs, speeding at night; Wilbert L. Baas, LuVerne, $10 and costs, stop sign; J. V. Duboski, Algona, $9.70 and costs, truck overload; Carl Meskiman, Bunt, $5 and costs, allowing minor to drive; Lawrence D. Meskiman, Burt, $5 and costs, no operator's license; Bernard H. Lampe, Bancroft, $5 and costs, stop sign; Diana McGee, Bancroft, $5 and costs, stop sign; Virgil H. Colvin, Des Moines, $5 and costs, no operator's license; Larry D. Stafford, Britt, $5 and costs, loud muffler; and Gerald C. Heitn, Hum'boldt, $5 and costs, employing person with'out chauffeur's license. .By Russ Waller Stanley Hotel — Estes Park, Colo. * * * We know what they mean when they say "lake a bus and leave the driving to as.' x For the past seven days this has been the case and in the interval the Continental Divide has been crossed twice, we have tasted barbecued beef, barbecued chicken, barbecued lamb, just plain old beef roasted in a pit, and an assortment of box lunches in an assortment of Colorado cities and towns. the Y.F.W. Dance For Crippled Kids July lii A dance will be held at the Algona V.F.W. hall Saturday night. July 18, to help raise $15,000 needed by the Iowa V.F.W. to complete a crippled children's camp ne^r _pes Moines. The camp site, several acres in area, was donated by Polk county, and many organizations besides tha V.F.W. are donating time, effort and money to the cause. Facilities at the camp will include a swimming pool, cottages, medical center, artificial lake and others for care and recreation of crippled Iowa children. The camp will be open to all crippled children of this state during the summer months, at no cost to the children or their parents. Algona's Rythmn Club will furnish music for the dance, according to Jim Utt, local commander. Local V.F.W. members are selling tickets for $1 each, or they may be purchased at the hall the night of the dance. Donations may also be sent to Roy McMahon, Algona, treasurer of the post. As of two weeks ago. $60,000 of the $75,000 being raised by th,o VFW was already in the coffers. Chairman of the local fund campaign is Ed Wolfe Ed is being assisted by Utt, Roger Hoover, Bob Schoby, Johnny Goodman, Harvey Godden and Auxiliary members: Mrs Bob Schoby, Ellen Evers and Mrs Harvey Johnson. Also, we have become a member of the Royal Exalted Order of Kiva, an organization which threatens the very foundation of the service clubs and Eagle, Moose and Elk lodges. But more of that later. The post-convention tour of the National Editorial Ass'n has covered u substantial' chunk of Colorado, and there are still two days in Denver to come, after this day of rest, Ihe only day of its kind on this voyage. • * * ,,™ L T jl e * e a** six buses in this caravan, our bus being No. 2, named The Royal Gorge." The other buses are the Columbine, Silver Nugget, Baby Doe and two others with names thai al Ihe moment have evaded memory. On Bus 2 we have worked out a little theme song to the tune of ,Tea for Two" ... on old Bus Two. Fellow pioneers from Iowa making this rugged journey and all billeted on Bus 2 are Mr and Mrs Paul Smith of Rock Rapids, Mr and Mrs Leon Barnes of Northwood, Mr and Mrs Walter Williams of Fairfield, Mr and Mrs Jim McCutcheon of Mounl Vernon, Mr and Mrs Lloyd McCulcheon of Sibley, and Mr and Mrs Gordon Aasgaard of Lake Mills. Added to this group is Gene Hood of Algona who joined for the tour and is now better known to the group as "The Witch Doctor." This all refers back to the Royal Exalted Order of .the Kiva, but we will come to that, if the paper holds out and this rented typewriter can stand the strain. » * * The caravan set sail from Colorado Springs on June 21. stopping at the Royal Gorge, before moving down the San Luis Valley into southern Colorado for an overnite stop at Monte Vista and the first of the barbecue sessions, in the city park. On this afternoon we made the acquaintance of our bus guide and tour director, Barney Maloy of Denver, an attorney loaned for the occasion by the U.S. the .-tour-.cpmmijtee. Maloy i& a njitive-of. t*eW''''Yofck''atid'a .graduate"of the Georgetown- law school. -It also turned out that he --.--were traveling t he speaks Spanish about the way we do, and we —„ in a Spanish-speaking .area, a throwback to the days of Cortez and Coronado. Mr. Maloy, who later became known as the Kiva Kid, also turned out to be .an old navy man with a frigate background. It was comforting to know. that we had a lawyer aboard, not a bad idea on any convention tour. * * * • • * At Monte Visla they raise cattle and plenty of potatoes. Some of these potatoes' were used in the potato salad that went with the barbecue, and there being an abundance of potatoes in the warehouse, there was an abundance of salad, too. Things were a little quiet in Monte Vista after the barbecue, it being a Sunday night, but this turned out to be only the lull before the storm. The next day we headed for Pagosa Springs, another cattle raising area, where the noon barbecue was presented in the Red Ryder Rodeo Arena and Grandstand. The masler of ceremonies at the brief program here was a real native of the region, who among other things and with the backing of Ihe barbecue committee of Pagosa Springs, expressed his opinion of Ezra Benson in the negative. It so happens that Mi- Benson's party is the party of a majority on this convention, and our own particular polilical affiliation was in a considerable minority on Bus 2, so the Master of Ceremonies made quite a hit. , * * * That night it was Cortez, Colorado, a town of a few thousand until a couple of years ago when Ihey found oil and uranium at about the same time. This has resulted in an explosion that makes Cortez indeed an interesting place. Our barbecue that evening was at the Legion grounds, followed by a game of Cowboy Polo. The barbecue was chicken, in large chunks. This proved disastrous. As we were trying to disjoint this chicken, liberally covered with barbecue saucej the pressure required for this dismembering was such thai when Ihe fowl did come apart, it sprayed a liberal quantity of barbecue sauce in all directions, including backward. This faux pas at Ihe barbecue would not be mentioned except that it happened. Not until today have we stopped long enough to get the suit to a cleaners. * * * Some people travel with two or three suitcases. Your reporter Delieves in the Iravel light theory. But Ihe complele elimination of one suit posed a problem. With the help of Skipper Maloy and the members of the Kiva, this near-lragedy has been reduced to a bare minimum. This next morning we toured Mesa Verde National Park. Here the "idea of the century" was born. We visited the Pueblo Indian cliff ruins and first learned of the Kiva. It was high noon at the time we first entered the Kiva, and there is a theory among most of us that for Ihe pasl 900 years the ancient spirit of the Kiva medicine man has been hovering over the place waiting for the arrival of the right persons to receive the sacred inspiration of the Kiva — and only at high noon. When we say high we refer to 12 o'clock and the altitude. * * * The inspirational message of the Kiva first reached Skipper Maloy who at the time was perched on the edge of a Kiva looking in wilh a drop of a couple of thousand feet behind him. In this position it could only have been that the ancient medicine man felt the time had come. Had he felt otherwise, he could neatly have tumbled Maloy backward into eternity but not so. We might say a word or two about the Kiva. In each pueblo it was the custom to construct Kivas, dedicated to a particular phase of the most important aspects of life at that time. There was a Kiva for a good harvest, for valor in batlle, for good hunting, etc. Each Kiva had its own group of elders or board of directors in more modern terms. They entered the Kiva by descending a ladder. The Kiva had no windows and the only entrance was Ihrough a hole in the roof. As Ihere was a fire going at the bottom of the Kiva, those entering passed through the smoke coming in, a process of purification. Only men were allowed, indicating that the Kiva boys knew a thing or two and wrapped it up in such formal ceremonies that the women could offer no objections. In fact the women did most of the work while the menfolk were Kiva-ized, so to speak. At the conclusion of the Kiva, the men emerged the way they went in, through the smoke hole. Thus they again became purified from whatever vices had been going on while they were in their own Kiva. » * * After leaving the Kiva area, it took most of the way to Durango to perfect the basic organization of Kiva No. 1, International — old bus 2. Maloy lost, his identity completely. Henceforth he became the Kiva Kid. Selecting a name for Kiva members was no easy task, but in the case of Gene Hood it came naturally. He is now known as The Witch Doctor and is the custodian of the Sacred Medicine Bag. He must guard this with his life, or the spirit of the Kiva, an ancient form of the Mafia will handle all details, including disposal of the body. Your scribe became El Shepherder. The usual additional "E" is dropped on purpose, so this is no typographical error. Then the Sage of Northwood, once known as Leon Barnes, received his baptism of fire. He is now El Smoothie. Si Mattson of Warren, Minn, will return to the Gopher State as SiHaHa. Then there is Stu Faulkner of Denver, now known, as Senor Punches — there is Double Martini, a resident of Ohio, and L. L. Coleman of Mobridge, S. D., who after some consideration, was rechristened The Menace. * * * Thus far there has been no indication from the ancient spirits that they have been of fended,, so the organization grows. Numerous applications have been received, and await only a formal meeting of the Kiva, the trial by smoke, the selection of an appropriate name; and the usual initiation cerembriy which is developing into quite an affair. There has been talk of establishing a cosisl-to-coafil chain of modern Kiva motels, endorsed ; Kiva souvenirs, and a reduced rate for all Kiva members in future travels, but this as we said, is just in the formative stage. * * * The new Kiva of Bus 2 reached Durango without undue incident. It is true that at one stage we ,wound up on a dead end road and nearly had our box lunch in a peach orchard but our Continental Trailways operator, a Mr Bartlett (no relation of Wes so far as we could find out), extricated the bus neatly from the situation. At Durango we had the, full' red carpet treatment and a Mr and Mrs Siegfried gave us a nice tour of this historic city before we adjourned to, the Strater Hotel for nourishment. This was a smorgasbord, with the barbecue served from platters. It was in Durango that they tell us the Durango Kid once look umbrage at a remark about his lady friend and killed 13 people with his two six shooters. The narrator of this story was asked how the Kid could bump off 13 people with only 12 shots, but it developed that he went outside and reloaded before finishing the job. We Irod Ihe sacred spot where this incident happened, in a portion of the hotel known as The Diamond Belle. It has occurred to us that they do some things a litlle differenl in Colorado than in Iowa, and the Diamond Belle is one of them. * ; » * Leaving Durango we boarfled the only real narrow gauge railroad train operating in the U.S., The Silverton of the Denver & Rio Grande Western Ry. Five extra cars carried the convention party up some 35 miles of rugged mountain country, during which time a holdup took place. The holdup men underestimated the financial potential of the newspaper party, however, and the haul was meagre, not a good day s work. At Silverton, an old mining town now in the uranium racket or some more modern type of mining, the party was greeted by a bevy of beauties from the Bent Elbow Saloon and the Grand Imperial Palace who were^ representatives of the local Chamber of Commerce. If we could adopt some of the costumes displayed at this greeting the Algona C. of C. would find its attendance vastly improved at board meetings. (A' tip to the present directors). For a time it looked as though the convention tour might completely bog down in Silverton. The Kiva Kid seemed to be well known in Silverton, and the piano music was excellent, enabling the Bus 2 Glee Club to get in a litlle practice. There was no time for an official meeting of the Kiva here, but several members were observed to have smoke coming out their ears, indicative of the good wishes of the ancient medicine man in Silverton. * * * That night, after a journey down the Million Dollar Highway (that was before the administration halted inflation), we arrived in Grand Junction, out in the mesa country. Our mind was wandering a tritle at the moment so just what barbecue we had escapes us but it was mighty fine. High alliludes and a lowered, oxygen content will sometimes cause this, a tip to all who may plan to tour the Rockies this summer. The next morning we again emerged from our pueblos at the usual hour of 7:15 a.m. to get our luggage ready for a fast pickup, and then were off to the Colorado National Monument. This was more of the same, and after the Mesa Verde pueblos a trifle tame, but the National Park Service is evidently working up a little more business here and a bunch of editors was a good haul. Actually, it is interesting, and remains of many a prehistoric monster has been discovered here, all of them bearing a striking resemblance to some of the members of the convention party. Algona Man Given New Chance After Hearing Algona s Karen Near Top u - ay io - Glenwood made several stops, all ' * u-, - , a of, which still- remain •something^otmft enigma. We have decided. ' : 11 was the supersecret aspect of the- places visited. At any rate our buses would leave the highway- and pull into a large plant along the way. Here, at the security check point, a man with a tin hat would board the bus, the bus would proceed to drive around in the area and back to the check point, where the man with the tin hat would leave and so would we. There is one thing sure, nobody filched any secrets from anyone in these spots, showing how modern methods of learning how to kill each other off have sealed the lips of mankind. Our hopes were high for a little dry cleaning at Glenwood Springs, where everyone roomed at the Colorado Hotel, a hostelry of some reputation, and right across the river from the Riviera. The latter was not on the regular itinerary of the tour, but if necessary a small cjuorum could be found here during that particular evening. Coming back y9u crossed the Colorado river on foot, and it Algona's entrant in the Miss Universe contest at Arnolds Park Sunday night, Karen Hutehins, daughter of Mr and Mrs Don Hutchins, is shown in the above photo by Nels Isaacson as she demonstrated her charms to the judges while wearing.a beaulifu formal. Winner of the title was Kay Nielspn, Miss Council Bluffs, who will represent Iowa in the finals'of the Miss Universe contest a Long Beach next..month. Miss Nielson, an old hand &{ beauty Contests was Miss Nebraska in the Miss'America cohTesi'at'AUantic City last fall! ' ' • • • ' • Karen was fourth runner-up in the balloting. Another area girl Jerene de Von Jtihl, Miss Emmetsburg, placed second. Miss Hutching won the Miss Algona title two weeks ago in competition with eight local girls. (UDM Engraving). , was a poor place to zig if you should have zagged. We lost delegate from Texas in this manner. By the way, we got no dry cleaning, either. * • * * rn . And yesterday we again crossed the Continental Divide over the Trail Ridge Road. This was a good trip to have oxygen on hand but nobody on Bus 2 seemed to suffer any ill effects. We had some wonderful mountain scenery, a snowball fight, and one halt while they cleared away a rock slide. We on Bus 2 suspected foul play on the part of Bus 1, which got through ahead of us, but we never could prove it. The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, where this is being typed, finally solved the dry cleaning problem, or at least promised to. Our suit is gone," and not having a suit and being somewhat confined to quarters" unlil this important item is returned, this spic account of Touring Colorado can be written. There will not be another barbecue until this evening, on somebody's ranch somewhere up a mountain. We shall all be there, on old Bus 2, and may once again be called upon to offer the Bus 2 Glee Club in Choral Concert. Our favorites are that old French-Canadian song of Allouetta .you correct the spelling) which can last a long time, and the Maine Stem Song. Our song leader is from Massachusetts (Wellesley) and a former Boy Scout song leader, so we are in good hands * * * Tomorrow we take off for Boulder, Central City and the Opera, tnd then Denver. It mvy be that this is our final column after some 20 or more years of conducting it ... Bartlett could get tired of the whole thing and just take us over a cliff . . . the ancient medicine? nan might look in his deck of cards and find the gods unfavorable, thus withdrawing his protective hand ... or the people of Colorado night just run us into a box canyon and seal us up there. But f this doesn't happen, we should be back in Algona, the capital of he 51st state, sometime late this week. * * * Anyone wishing literature on Colorado has only to call at the Upper Des Moines office. As literature has gradually occupied the space in our one traveling bag, the clothes that formerly occupied this space have been shipped back home parcel post. But never let it be said that we have refused to accept a single piece of literature. After all, we're in the printing business oursulf, and until you use it up nobody needs any more printed. » * » So, from El Shepherder, of the Royal Exalted Order of the Kiva, a thank you if you have struggled through this epic of tail- Rush to the Rockies, in this, Colorado's Centennial Year! Charles Hanson Rites Held Here Tuesday Funeral services for Charlie Hanson, 77, were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in First Lutheran church here. Rev. Edsel Isaacson officiated and burial was in Riverview cemetery. McCullough's Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangenjents. Pallbearers were Lou Robinson, Art Ristau, Robert Dreyer, Albert Olson, Earl Eller and Harley Adams. Mr Hanson died Saturday noor» at his home at 1020 North Minnesota here. He had been ill for three years. 'He was born. May 26, 1882 in Norway, the son of Mr and Mrs Frederick Hanson. He was married to Christine Berg, Jan. 20, 1920, at Minneapolis and the couple came to Algona shortly afterward. Mr Hanson did trucking for various firms here. Survivors include his wife; two daughters. Mrs Chris (Violet) Bauder, Chester, Montana, and Betty Hanson, at home; and a son Charles F. Hanson, Algona. There are 3 stepchildren, Mrs Austin (Myrtle) B r o a d li u r s t, Chester, Montana, Kenneth Berg. Conrad, Montana, and Harold Berg, Troy, Montana, and two grandchildren. There are also a brother and a sister in Norway 2 At School Eppo Bulten and William Schwarzenbach, Algona policeman are attending the week long Peace Officers Short Course at the University of Iowa, Iowa Citv. Thomas Weir, Ex-Whiffemore Man, Succumbs Funeral services for a former Whittemore man, Thomas (Pinky) Weir, 59, of Gregory, S. Dakota, were held June 22 at St. Michael's Catholic church. Father Philip Dailey officiated and burial was in the Catholic cemetery. Pallbearers were Lester Fucli- son, Frank W. Elbert, Hill Ludwig, James, Bill Weir of Algona and Bill Weir of Emmetsburg. Mr Weir died Juno lii at Gregory Memorial hospital in Gregory, S. D. He was born Nov. i), 1!)!)!) at Ashkum, 111., the son of Mr and Mrs Michael Weir, and moved to Iowa the following year. lie was married to Alma Goerger in Minneapolis in 1925 and they lived at Whittemore until 1942 when they moved to Minneapolis. They moved to Gregory in 1940. Mr Weir was a road contractor. Survivors include his wife and two daughters, Mrs Arthur Hannahs and Mrs Howard Smith both of Rapid City, S. D. There are live sisters including Mrs Chan Dailey of Algona and Mrs Herman Kollasch lit' Whittemore. Three Mishaps Reported; No One Injured Three mishaps were reported to Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst's office this week. None were investigated at the scene. An auto driven by John R. Wilson, Jr., Burt, sustained $.'50(1 damage when it crashed two miles north and 1',••> miles east of Algona on a county road at 11 :.'iO a.m. Tuesday. Earl H. Shipler, M, Burt, crashed into a ditch 5M; miles east of Burt at 7:30 a.m. Saturday. The auto he was driving received an estimated $125 damage. A vehicle driven by Katherine A. Bacon, 48, Hurt, hit a bridge !2'i: miles north and one mile east of Algoaa at 9 p.m. Friday and suffered an estimated $190 daju- age. The mishap was reported to the sheriff three days after it occurred. Pat Cullen Is T. B. Patient; In Vet Hospital G. P. (Pat) Cullen, well-known former Algonan, now of Storm Lake, learned last week that he has active tuberculosis. He left Tuesday for Madison, Wise., to enter a Veteran's hospital for treatment. According lo information received here, Pat plans to sell his hardware store at Storm Lake, but will continue ownership of the Algona firm. Arnie Elbert manages the local store. It is thought that it will lake about six months to check the disease. The Cullens will probably have to move to a dry climate following Pat's treatment at Madison. Rites Saturday For Ken Loonier Of Swea City Funeral services for Kenneth George Loomer, !i(i, Swea C'ity, were held Saturday afternoon at Shell Rock. Rev. LcH-.y Pillman, Lutheran pastor at Swea City, officiated, and burial was in the' Shell Rock cemetery. Mr Loonier died Thursday in the Ksthorvillo hospital with a heart ailment complicated by diabetes. He was born Nov. 2(i, 1922 at Shell Rock and .-pent most of his life at Waterloo and LaPorte City. He made his home al Swea City for the past month. j Survivors include his father and stepmother, Mr and Mrs George Loomer, Swea City, two brothers, three sisters, two half- brothers. Junior and Donald Loomer, Swea City, and four ! Must Toe The Mark Or Court Will Rescind Charged Earlier With Deserting Five Children Judge G. W. Stillman gave an Algona man, Leland Brown, married and the father of five children all under 16 years of age, another chance following a hearing at the.court house here Tuesday afternoon. Brown, charged with abandoning and deserting his family hei/o two weeks ago, wont before tiro court prior to the trial date and asked permission to get employment so he can earn wages lo support the children. The court re-set the bond, which is $1,000. and was expected to release the defendant for employment sometime today (Wednesday). The defendant reportedly had a' tentative job, according to County Attorney Gordon Winkel and will begin employment as soon as possible. His wages will be assigned lo the Brown family through the county clerk. Brown's employer will pay the clerk, who Jn turn will see to it that the family is supported. The criminal charge, abandoning and deserting minor children, will pend until the court is sure all requirements of the defendant are met. Disposition of the charge, one way or the other, will be made by the court at a later date. ' When the original charge was filed. Brown reportedly went away for several days, leaving his wife and children without food in. the. house, * and without money to buy any. The defendant later returned home and waf turned over to officials who filed charges. Preliminary hearing in the matter was held in Justice C. IT. Ostwinkle's court and the de- 'endanl waived. Me was then sound over to the September erm of district court antf" lodged n the county jail in lieu of bond. Tuesday's hearing could fur- lish a climax to the case if irown supports the family to tho ourt's satisfaction. Baseball Tough Titonka — Roger "Butch" Gerdis. son of Mr and Mrs Elmer Gerdis. slid into base while plav- ing baseball Tuesday evening and broke his wrist in two place.--. He was immediately taken to Buffalo Center and his arm was put in a east His parents were at Mason City beginning j few days vacation and were called home. Valuable Rain Accompanied By Wind Storm Rain, from thunder showers to a good steady drix/le, has been the weather picture in Kossuth county for the past five days. Every part of the county received approximately 2 to li inches 08 moisture in the past week, and it is still raining. It's hard on the housewives who want to get the laundry dry, but it is wonderful for the corn and soy bean crops. According to Extension Director, Dean Barnes, crop prospecsts now look excellent after a dry June. Sudden winds and severe? thunder storms wore general Saturday nighl. with the town of Burt receiving the biggest. share of the damage in a flash storm which struck about !i p.m. Trees felled bv the wind damaged buildings ami cars ami Die streets were blocked with debris. Iloines wore without ileclricity or telephone service. An inch of ram was reported to have fallen in a half hour. A tree fell against tho corner the Don Patterson homo, damaging it insille and out and destroying the air conditioning unit. A large elm in front of the Guy Giddmgs house was uprooted and swept atop Giddings' station wagon, smashing the tool. Harley Hanson's garage was toppled and demolished. Television antennas and ehimnevs damaged throughout the Wavne Johnson H_ j town. sisters, including Caroline and Weatherman Gwendohn Loomer, Swea Cilv. "H'-'^ired a otal ot 2..H inches ' ' tne Algona Airport. the Algona week's readings: H .... 91! .. . 89 87 84 L «7 1)8 ti8 ti.) 47 R June 25- Juno 2l> June 27. June 2r!- June 21) 70 June 30 Now that the drouth has been broken with rainfall valued at thousands of dollars, farmers will ju.^t have to wait a while to do any more field work. .04 .U .84 .OB 1.29

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