Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on February 7, 1966 · Page 1
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 1

Algona, Iowa
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Monday, February 7, 1966
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State Historical Society Iowa City, Coffoi Break . . . Crucial moment in our town's sexy A torrid romance: Will she quit smoking to please her anti-cigaret suitor? . . . Are the collegians at Ames A Iowa City moro violent A savage than studants at the 54 state universities in 27 state* which play each other yearly •t football? . . . Will it take us M long to popularize the safety shoul* dor harness in this Greet State as it did to put the safety bolt or liquor by the drink across? * * # If you forgot to send a Yule card to a sweetheart of long ago who serenely sent you one, what is there left to do but send her (or him) a dozen car* nations for St. Valentine's day? Or at least a lacy valentine or a calorie scented box of bon bons? It may be your last chance seek it lovingly. One of our Iowa townsmen who had bad luck recently on the highway tried to flag a ca to help him. Self-righteous burghers honk ed past him with nervous um brage. The first to stop were little squad of motorcycle lac! in black leather jackets (stud ded with metal) who looked va guely delinquent. But they pulled him out of the ditch like brothers A refused any reward. "The ADVANCE - the paper with the GROCERY ads" Alqona ™" l "^""""^*» TO JODIE THE POfiT or each poetic visit, znder, lyric, exquisite, warm thanks from a fan — —TOLEDO ANNE * * * And which big Iowa corpora* tion will be first to install an ibstacle course so its employees can enjoy strenuous exercise and keep in the pink? Will it be he Big Store? Massey-Ferguson, hat brave-new-world manufacturer? Will it be Delavan or Meredith? An obstacle course trims off those extra pounds & wakes up the staff. * * * . . . Whet wo need it separate UN membership for Texas, lowe A Maine, before the RUM sneak in their Baltic provinces ... A DM sentimentalist is collecting snapshots of friends on camels taken with Sphinx A pyramids in the background. Entered as second class'matter, Dee. 1, 1908, at Algono, Iowa, 50511 pditefflet under Act of Congress March 8, 1879 VOL, o6-NO, 11 MONDAY, Ft», 7. 1W6 - ALOOMA, IOWA— I PAGES IN 1 SECTION " " • ' • i-. Sent to employees and families in past 10 days... I Three Weidenhoff letters There's no solution — seek it lovingly. Call park gets more road work The Call State rarx will get $41,910 in road improvements during 1966, it was announced this week. The park is one of 66 state parks included in the Iowa State Highway Commissions proposed five-year park and institutional road construction program from 1966 thru 1970. "—gossip doth, suffer a sea change" Have you ever tracked a bit Fifteen get straight "A" average at AHS of rare gossip from first launching at a big party to its distorted form the morning after? My BW tells me she saw • piquant tale launched at 8 p.m & by 10 a.m. next day it had been blown up, distorted, exag gerated, twisted, inflated, fraz zled, shriveled, & even turned inside out, so the hero -(the "good guy") became the villain ;» « ' # , WASHDAY EMANCIPATED Wash tucked in the new machin< dial button switched "to clean I sit ou couch to watch TV. This dialing! It wearies me. — JODIC Paullin * * * Sunset in the west? Scientist BuekminS'ter Fuller* scoffs at the very idea; an ancient myth. Actually, the planet Earth's eastward spin merely makes it LOOK as if the sun sets in the west. He wants this myth immediately corrected. *Of Southern Illinois University, where he lives in a dome- house of triangles which he invented. * * * This year quite a few basketball teams have overcome an opponent's lead of 12 or more points. But fans grumble a lit tie that the game is getting sta tic: There's a back-A-forth flow of rhythm of attack & defense with the teams often kinda tak ing turns shooting. Maybe a slight innovation is needed, "Like two goals for each team to shoot at," one DM rooter suggests. Eleven senior high students nd four junior high pupils ated straight "A" averages in he first semester honor rolls eleased by the Algona high chool this week. Those honored were seniors nil Taylor and Barb Medin; jun- ors Connie Darbyshire, Kathie Morz and Dana Hartman; sophomores Tom Jones and Debbie jaws; and freshmen Dave Riley, Kathy Buchanan, Debra Huber and Linda Schlapia. In the junior high, 7th grader Jon Sjogren and eighth graders Julie Chrischilles & Bruce Marshall and Neil Anderson were straight "A" students. The honor roll as released by Principal Elgin Allen's office is as follows: Seniors — Gregg Buchanan Mark Conn, Cary Lane, Dave Martin, Dan Merryman, Ron Mit tag, Ron Nelson, Tom Samp John Snyder, Mike Stillman, Dale Teeter, David Cowan, Arlene Anliker, Sally Bay, Linda Coop er, JoAnn Cox, Eliana Febles Car hits train west of Algona Five Garrigan students in Fire damages Swea City newspaper off ice Thursday Sandi. Haag, Kathy Hatch, Jacquelin Limbaugh, Jeanne Mai leg, Sharon Menneke, Sue Moul on, Marty Pendergast, Margaret chulter, Darlene Stevenson iharon Sundet, Carol Teeter and Judy Thomson. Juniors — Tom Claude, Chris Conn, Dennis Georg, David Ger her, Roger Johnson, Roger Men icke, Larry Hunger, Steve Wai er, Clint Young, Merlyn Met: ger, Rosemary Bullock, Darla arr, Sandy Harmes, Donna Kenyon, Barb Knudsen, VaLora Kueck, Marilyn Paetz, Connie Schultz, Carol Slonikcr, Lark W'hittemore. Sophomores — Jeff Allen, Steven Anderson, John Frederick, Jim Jorgenson, Greg Perkins, Gregg Powell, Randal Riedinger, Dean Teeter, Virginia Deal, Donna Fisher, Wenjly Gardner,-Bey: erly Knudsen, Linda Martin, Phyllis Moulton, Marne Parrott, Linda Ross, Sue Samp, Judy (Continued on Page 6) Parachutist lands on Kossuth farm "— a zig-zag course for drivers?" What we need is better auto drivers; men & women with instant reflexes, Our Locust St. Kaffee Klatch thinks drivers need more training. One possibility is illustrated above: A training layout with traffic lights suddenly changing I heard over the Blue Earth adio the parachutist was nearby and when 1 looked out my window I saw him floating down." So said Hebron township housewife Mrs. Harold Davids in an Advance interview last weekend after Parachutist Nick Piantanida landed just across the road from the Davids farm in far northeast Kossuth county. He came down in a plowed field on the Wayne Koppen farm, just east of the Davids place. Piantanida's bid for a record 23-mile free fall from a balloon fizzled when a 25-cent valve failed. At an unofficial 123,500 feet, he was unable to get out of the balloon gondola because he could not disengage his primary oxygen supply tube from the oxygen tank in the gondola. As a result, the gondola wa detached from the balloon b; ground control and it parachut ed with Piantanida inside to the ground on the Koppen farm hree miles east and two soutl f Elmore, Minn, inside Kossuth xmnty. Mrs. Davids, who watched th proceedings from her front yard back & forth from green to orange to ret to groon in lig-zag patterns. More exciting than • ski slalom. * * HI I have received 4 invitations to January sales of men's clothing, to pre-views of the bar gains. Have the clothiers noticed anything frayed about my costumes? Have I been spending money on books & travel that 1 should spend on clothes? * * * Somebody sent me a copy of a 122-page book called "U* finger," a fynny parody of the James Bond movies. "It's even funnier/' she writes, "than the picture now at the Galaxie." It recites the adventures of i Hebrew spy, Qy-©Y 7, wh« plays marbles with i sexy fa male coutercpy. Shouldn't h»? said two light airplanes followed Piantanida and one landed n a stubble field on the Koppen farm near where the parachutist landed. The plane took off n about five minutes with Piantanida and all of his equipment and parachute aboard. He came down on the Koppen farm about 2:45 p.m. The flight began at 12:12 p.m. at Sioux Falls, S. D. airport after a 4 1 /;hour weather delay. Many persons in Kossuth county watched the balloon floating in the north and it is believed that Piantanida had already detached from the balloon at that time* and was parachuting to the earth. He said afterwards he will try again for the world record oj 83,523.41 foot free-fall set by a Russian in 1962. Five. Garrigan high school students escaped death by, a second or two Friday night when, their car struck the rear-of the engine of the east-bound; Milwaukee Road ; "meat; train'' about 9:05 p.m. on a, gravel road west of Algona. The accident occurred a mile west and one-quarter mile north, in the small uip of the road which runs north' and south irom McGregor to highway, 18. Tne five were in a tar'driven, by David Fandel, 17 of Rodman, a Garrigan junior. The 6th* er lour are all sophomores at uarrigan. Tne Fandel car, a 19o9 ford owned by his lather Francis M. Fandel of Rodman, was a total loss. THE YOUNG people were going north and failed to see the train. The car struck the rear of the engine according to sheriff Ralph Lindhorst. "If they'd have been a second or two earlier, the engine would have struck the car broadside end there almost certainly would have bee,f» fa : falities," Llhdher«t said. Ho did not say how fast the train was going but it is presumed it was going at least 40 miles per hour and maybe faster. Injured were: Fandel, chin lacerations and right ankle injury; Greg Fox, 15, Algona, neaci cuts; Rhonda Schuller, 15 of Whittemore, possible fracture and chin cuts; David McCarthy, 16, Algona, bump on head. A fifth person in the car Mary Bonstetter, 15 of Whittemore, was not injured. The four injured persons were treated at St. Ann hospital after the acci dent but all were released Fri day night. AFTER IMPACT, the car apparently spun around and was thrown to a stop near the "RR cross arm on the south side o the tracks according to Land horst. Pete Jorgenson of the Algona police department was calle< and with Lindhorst investigate the crash. Engineer was Robert Wilin- son and the conductor of the train was W. J. Flynn, both of Mason City. Fined $300 driving while intoxicated Milton A. Woodward was fined $300 and costs last week by Judge G. W. Stillman on a plea of guilty to a charge of driving while intoxicated. He was arrested by Marshal Dixon at Bancroft Dec. 19, 1964. He gave the name Milton A. Dettman when arrested but the informa' tion was changed on his plea to his correct name. CHARGED WITH OMVI Milton Arthur Woodward, 18 Bancroft, was charged with OM VI after a collision with the car he was driving and a telephone pole near the intersection of Di agonal and N. Phillips streets about 9:15 p.m. Tuesday. THE SWEA CITY Herald newspaper office sustained extensive damage about 1 p.m. Thursday when fire of unknown origin struck the plant. Shown above are files, supplies and small equipment taken from the burning building by high school volunteers. Apparently the fire started in an upstairs apartment occupied by Mike Davis, owner- publisher of the newspaper, his wife and son. Mrs. Davis reported to her husband that there was smoke and he turned in the alarm, according to fire chief Fred Albers. The Davis family lost all their clothing and most of their furnishings. There was also heavy smoke and water damage. The supplies of paper and small printing equipment were lnteers and stored in another building owned by Davis. Latest sent on Thursday after futile meetings Three letters sent to the families and employees of the Wei- denhoff Corp. by the management were released to the Advance this weekend by the company, after negotiations between striking employees and the management broke down after meetings last Wednesday and Thursday. The (otters were sent out by Weidenhoff on Wednesday, Jan. 26 (the day the strike began); on Monday, Jan. 31, prior to the recent negotiations and meetings; and Thursday, Feb. 3, after negotiations had been broken off again. . It was reported this week that the vote of the employees at a meeting Thursday was 71-28 to remain on strike. This, however, is in sharp contrast to the opening vote of 99-3 and indicates considerable sentiment among trikers to return to work. The letters are reprinted as public service. Jan. 26 This morning there was a ticket line in front of our plant. This is a brief statement of he basic facts concerning the trike against Weidenhoff Corporation by I.A.M Lodge No. 1045. On ..December,. 20,^1965,,, the . Union Committee and Company lad the first meeting for negotiation of a new working agreement to replace the old one which was to expire January 6, 1966. We met again on January 6, 7, 20, 25 and today trying to reach agreement. The Company has offered to jrant 24 (first 24 on attached list) of the Union's 30 demands for change. The Company, has made several wage offers, any one of which would make this settlement more costly than any other in the history of the Company or any other recent settlement in this area. Those in Fort Dodge were less and were obtained only after lengthy strikes causing huge wage los- carried from the building by volunteers and stored in another building owned by The paper had already been printed for the week. However, most of the printing equipment was undamaged since the fire was confined to the upstairs. Davis had insurance on the loss Photo courtesy Fairmont Sentinel. Kiilsholm to run for state Representative Karl E. Kiilsholm, Wesley, became the first to announce for >olitical office in Kossuth for ;his year's elections. Friday he announced he will be a candidate for the republican nomination for state representative, the post made vacant by the resignation last year of Casey Loss. Mr. Kiilsholm was born in Kossuth county in 1924, son oi' the Viggo Kiilsholms, his father byterian church, Sunday school teacher and superintendent, ruling elder and has been active in other church projects including leadership in national men's retreat for two years. He is past president of Toastmasters, county co-chairman of Heart Foundation, temporary chairman of county Economic Opportunity Act, on the county extension council for four years then the Wesley buttermaker, with two years as chairman, and who returned to Denmark. He member of the Farm Bureau. lived in Denmark from 1932 un- He has chaperoned field trips til 1950 when he returned to to Washington, D. C., Ames, etc. the United States and Kossuth in extension work, has been a ( county He attended high school summer camp counselor, and at- > d cam and conference: and college in Denmark. He and Fidelia Skow tended camp and were training schools. KARL E. KIILSHOLM married in 1950 and they have He bus served as precinct re- in citizenship as he lived fo three children He now owns a publican chairman, held commu- five years under Nazi domina 120-acre farm in Union township nity training courses on politi- " ' " '- ""•* •—•— specializing in poultry, ««'inf-' fal affairs, and conducted vouth and crops tion ol' Denmark and because o swine caf affairs, and conducted youth his successful efforts to regai classes. American citizenship lost thro Nick Piantanida is shown ascending in the gondola and balloon last Wednesday. SOUP SUPPER Swea City — The Methodist church here will serve a soup supper beginning at 5 p.m Thursday in, the church social ball. He is a member of the Pres- He has a particular interest ugh no fault of his own. "F/u" sweeps Garrigan school - 20% out An epidemic of sickness, ten - tatively identified as "24-hour stomach flu," swept through Garrigan high school last week, causing an attendance drop of from 10 to 20 per cent Thursday and Friday and postponing a scheduled basketball game Friday night. Father Cecil Friedmann, su- perintendent of the school, said there was some sickness similar to flu early in the week and it mushroomed until 50 students missed classes Thursday and over 75 were absent on Friday. The normal attendance at the school is about 503. Food was checked but it is almost certain it was not a food poisoning because some of those that were sick did not take hot lunch at the school, he said. The absentees were almost evenly divided among the four senior high classes there. A basketball game at Gran- vine against Spalding was postponed until Tuesday, Feb. 15. Many of the- Garrigan players were either sick or were recovering and it was thought unwise to subject them to th© rigors of an athletic event under these conditions. The Saturday night game at Carroll Kuemper was played. ses which will take the people years to recover. The Weidenhoff Corporation can make no additional offers and still run the business as a going concern. To do otherwise would only result in loss of customers, financial difficulties, and resultant permanent loss of employment. Current earnings at the plant compare favorably with other Algona wages and the increases offered by the Company are more than double other known wage increases recently settled in our community. Likewise, the Company offer is more than ouble President Johnson's 3.2 ercent maximum ceiling on ettlements in each of the next hree years. These are some of the plain acts and economic realities fac- ng both Union and Manage- nent in our present situation. This letter is meant to present a simple summary and, of course, does not have all the details, but we hope it will add to your knowledge of our present problems. List of Company Offers 1-25-46 1. Change Union name in Contract. 2. Detailed Leadinan description in Contract. 3. Amend shift hours. 4. Additional holiday. 5. Double the sMft bonuses. 6. Free choice of medical attention when injured at Plant. 7. Excuse for absence prior to or after holiday. 8. Better vacation schedule. 9. Termination pay for all those going into military service. 10. Bereavement pay. 11. Jury Duty pay. 12. Free clothing for painters. 13. Bidding rules ttb$ral«e4 14. Company truck to (Continued on Page 6)

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