The "FIRST-OF-THE-WEEK" Tabloid . . . illmnrs 3 SECTIONS 28 Tabloid - 4 Metro Pages ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered as second class matter at the postofllce at AlRona. Iowa (50511), Nov. 1. 1932. under Act of Congresi of Man.h 3. Jf» ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 1967 VOL. 101 NO. 20 Dr '; kse Countywide Basement Census $1,000 Grants slated Soon-Civil Defense Deal The Federal Bureau of the Census is planning on making a survey, both city, town and rural, of every home in Kossuth county to check their situation to with regard shelter." This will amount to a survey of every basement in the county, if our information from Mayor John Thuente Of Algona Passes Suddenly Friday Thieves Steal Cash From I Churches Here An unknown amount of cash was taken by a thief or thieves from two Algona churches during the weekend. The thefts, which occurred at St. Cecelia's Catholic church and the Methodist church, were discovered early Saturday morning. Police were called to investigate. It was not necessary for the culprit to break into either church as both were open. Police Chief Al Boekelman stated that it is possible the thief entered the Methodist church between 4 and 6 p.m. Friday, while the Catholic church is never locked, so entrance there could have been at any hour. At least $12.30 was stolen from a desk drawer at the Methodist church office. Nothing else was disturbed and entrance to the drawer was with some sort of sharp instrument. A couple of checks in the drawer were not taken. The theft was discovered by Rev. Wm. Noland. Money was taken from a vigil light box at St. Cecelia's. The box was located on the west side of the altar. The bottom of a lock was broken and the box pried open. None of the other boxes inside the church were tampered with. The amount in the box was not known. Investigation of the thefts was continuing this week. Mary Willrett, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Erich Willrett, has been granted a $1000 scholarship from Coe College. In addition, she also received from Coe a $1000 loan and a $240 work-study grant. She is presently under consideration for the Presidential Scholarships awarded by Coe College to deserving high school seniors. Susan Rentz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Rentz received word from Drake University that she has been granted a $1000 scholarship. She will also receive an $800 loan and a $500 work-study grant. Susan will major in art at Drake. Home Damaged, Chinchillas Lost, In Fenton Fire FENTON - Firemen were called to the Lester Weisbrod home here at 5:20 a.m. Saturday to fight a fire in the basement of the home. The fire was thought to have started in some small heaters used to keep chinchillas warm. There was extensive smoke damage to the house, and some charred stringers in the basement. All the chinchillas were lost in the fire. Mrs. Weisbrod was up at 5 a.m. and did not notice anything wrong. Firemen were on the scene for about an hour. 'fallout John Thuente, 65, recently-retired Algona druggist, died suddenly while playing a game of solitaire at his home, 520 South Harlan street, Friday afternoon. He had been in ill health during recent months. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday in St. Cecelia's Catholic church here, with Msgr. P. P. Gearen officiating. Burial followed at Calvary cemetery and Hamilton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Craig Smith, Ray Besch, Harold Van Allen, Don Frederick, Eugene Zender and Ed Gilmore. i Mr. Thueute had been hospitalized some time ago, but had been able to be around town and often helped his son, Gerald, who took over operation of the family's drug store June 4, 1966, at the store. He had been at the store until 1:30 p.m. Friday and went directly home. John Francis Thuente, son of Don Lickteig Is Show Winner IT ISN'T OFTEN that a little miss, only one week old, gets in on a trophy presentation, but such was the case last week when Donald Lickteig, young Algona farmer, took first place in the Fort Dodge Market Show carcass contest, sponsored by the Hormel Co. In the above picture, Les Buck at the left, show superintendent, is presenting one of several awards to Don, while his wife, Evelyn, holds little Linda Lickteig, who was born March 3. Don received a check for $100, a silver bowl, and two ribbons, in the contest. The Lickteigs have another daughter, Angela, 15 months old. The top carcass, a Hampshire, registered a ham-loin index of 159.6, with 7.4 square inches of loin eye and 18.56 percent ham. The first place entry in the 1966 show had an index of 157.8. Last year a hog shown by Lickteig's wife placed second in the contest with a ham-loin index of 157.6. JOHN THUENTE Joseph and Angela SchrandtThu- ente, was born at Festina June 4, 1901. He graduated from St. John's High School at College- vine, Minn, and Creighton University, Omaha. He married Bertha Lechtenberg at Festina June 21,192Gaud they came to Algona in 1946 where they purchased a drug store from Al Borchardt. He, his wife and son operated the store until he retired last summer. Mr. Thuente was a member of the KC's, Izaak Walton League, Fraternal Order of Eagles, Iowa Pharmaceutical Ass'n and the National Ass'n of Retail Druggists. He was also an avid sports fan and well-known as an amateur photographer, and had a wide circle of friends. Besides his wife and son, Gerald, here, survivors include two daughters, Esther, Omaha, and Jacquelin (Mrs. William Sangwin), Cherokee; six grandchildren; two brothers, William, Breckenridge, Minn., and Joseph, Festina; and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Nordick, Kent, Minn,, and Sister Mary Rose, Racine, Wise. Mayor Resigns Leo F. Montag, mayor of West Bend for the past five years, has resigned from the office. He had previously served on the town council, with 31 years total time in office. George Blake was appointed to fill out the remainder of the term. At "Smart Party 7 ' Among 517 coeds at the University of Iowa invited to a "Smart Party" honoring high grades in school, were Jacqueline Kinden of Algona and Coletta Streit of Whittemore, from Kossuth county. Bill Finn of Algona is understood correctly. The survey is part of the Civil Defense program, and the basement survey is "mandatory" under a section of a recently passed Iowa law in which nobody paid much attention to at the time it was passed. April 4 is the kickoff date for the program, and census enumerators, who will all be local people, will be selected by April 21 under the schedule. The enumerators will visit every home, and presumably ask questions about the basement, etc. which will be tabulated. Later, each home owner is slated to receive a 24-page book complete with diagrams and work suggestions as to how a fallout shelter can be constructed in each individual home. The survey itself is termed "confidential.' Computers will analyze the information gleaned from the reports of the enumerators regarding your basement, and the information as to how to protect yourself in your basement will be worked out and forwarded to the homeowner. Cost of this basement survey will be financed by a combination of sources. For example in the City of Algona the sum of 20? a head is assessed, or $1,200. This is matched by the county, and the Federal government then puts in an equal amount of the combined city/county total. Another interesting aspect of this rigamarole is that a county Civil Defense coordinator is to be hired, also mandatory under the new program, who will direct an organization in preparation for a nuclear or natural disaster in the event that such should happen. At the moment, the county Civil Defense Council consists of the sheriff, also mandatory, and a representative of the Board of Supervisors, in our case Tony Kollasch. Iowa is the sixth state in the Union to embark on this basement survey. Enumerators will wear red, white and blue badges and although a man's homo is his castle, the enumerators are empowered to check out all aspects of all basements. On page 14 of the booklet which all basement-owners will eventually receive, is a diagram of a pre-planned shelter which can be used as a bar in more peaceful times, but in event of a nuclear disaster you simply move from in front of the bar to behind the bar, and you're protected. That is, if you have erected the canopy diagrammed over the bar, as shown on page 14. There is a lot of potential work for the man-of-the-house involved in this, but the "mandatory" provisions thus far seem only to pertain to giving the information. It does not seem to be mandatory to do whatever the computer eventually su<™ests you do to your basement.
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