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Marks "new beginning" ISU radio-TV in own home AMES — Conceived 50 years ago in an electrical engineering laboratory, Iowa State Univer- s i t y broadcasting operations marked a "new beginning" this year when they moved into the first home of their own. v Located at the northwest corner of the campus, Iowa State's new Communications Building is a windowless (for dust control) two-story structure of pre-cast stone-in-concrete panels and brick. It houses 39,000 square feet of usable floor space, about 25 per cent more than the WOI-AM- FM-TV complex had available in the three separate areas it previously occupied. Most important, however, ill WOI operations are now under one roof, for the first time, in a structure tailored specifically to radio and television. WOI-TV had been working out of one very limited studio. It now has two modern, highly versatile studios and no longer must juggle work on long-term projects between its regular in- studio programs. There are two major equipment additions in the new building: A studio lighting system whose 72,000-watt dimming capacity permits coordination of four or five sets in a given production, in either studio, and a video switcher, which permits integration of as many as 18 picture sources in a given production. Other significant improvements include the separation of distinct functional areas, centralization of facilities common to radio and television, provision of a large cold-storage room for recorded materialsfprovision of working quarters for -ISU Extension Information personnel, much-improved recording and stereo transmission facilities, and provision for a closed-circuit instructional television network which ultimately will afford push-button recording and playback of teaching materials at all teaching centers on the campus. First 'milestone in develop. ment of the WOI-AM-FM TV complete was an Iowa State electrical engineers' demonstration of wireless telegraphy at the 1914 Iowa State Fair. Subsequent research in voice transmission put Iowa State station 9YI on the air with farm market reports in October 1921. Six months later, Iowa State was licensed for sunrise-to-sunset broadcast under call letters WOI, and began full programming of instruction, market information and news. It was Iowa's second radio station, one of the nation's first 20. With the advent of FM, Iowa State instituted night-time radio service in 1949. WOI-FM introduced stereophonic transmission experimentally in 1955, and began regular stereo transmission programming last fall. Although »n FCC license freeze delayed Iowa State's en try into television five years, WOI-TV took the air in February 1950 as the world's first educationally owned and operated television outlet, the second sta tion licensed in Iowa and among WOI'S NEW HOME—Iowa State ^uvcisity a television O p new Communications Building at Ames is a window- into use this less two-story structure of brick and pre-cast stone- " in-concrete panels. It provides for the first time a single "home" for the university's WOI radio and , *• — J v»»v» -*.Mv*i\_/ CIA 111 J. V W Cl. C three different buildings which had been other purposes. fm±01 lleaths Edgar H. Nelson GLENVILLE, Minn. — Edga: H. Nelson, 86, died Sunday a Naeve Hospital in Albert Lea Funeral services were helc Tuesday at the Glenville Firs Lutheran Church. Burial was in Hillcrest Memorial Cemetery. The son of William and Emma Nelson, he was born Nov. 11 1878, and had farmed near Glen ville. He was married in 1899 to Ellen Hendrickson. She died in 1957. Surviving are a son, Harland Nelson, Glenville; three daugh ters, Mrs. LeRoy (Edna) Kelly Waterloo; Mrs. Herbert (Lois Sorum and Mrs. Fred (Lillian, Rayman, both of Glenville; a sister, Mrs. M. C. Ness, Albert Lea; two brothers, J. Maynarc Nelson, Glenville, and Elmer P Nelson, Waseca; seven grand children and 22 great-grandchil dren. Elizabeth Kohl ALGONA — Mrs. Elizabeth Kohl, 80, died at her home he"re Monday morning. Funeral services will be Thursday at 9 a. m. at St. Cecelia Catholic Church. The Rt. Rev. P. P. Gearen wiU officiate. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery with Hamilton Funeral Home in charge. Born at Lourdes, 111., Feb. 28, 1884, to Lawrence and Mary Rohman, she was married to George Kohl in 1903. He died in 1957. They came to Kossuth County in 1903 and she had lived in Algona since 1942. Surviving are five sons, Ira, fire chief at Algona several years; Harvey and Richard, St. Paul; William, Thousand Oakes, Calif.; George, Tempe, Ariz.; a daughter, Mrs. Harrinton, DCS Robert (Lulu) M o i n e s; 10 grandchildren and two brothers, both of Peoria, 111. Otto Hoverman OSAGE—Otto Hoverman, 73, a resident of Osage, died at his home here Monday evening. A retired farmer, he lived alone. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Emma Quick, to whom he was married in 1930. Surviving are a stepson, Smith Quick, Brownsdale, Minn., a granddaughter, several brothers and sisters. Funeral services are pending at the Champion Funeral Home here. "JUL" In Norway, Denmark and Judge Hill to retire from district court CLARION — Judge G. R. Hill who has served the llth Judicia District for 18 years, will con elude his career as a magis trate with the January term o court in Wright County tha opens Jan. 10-and extends four weeks. A Clarion attorney before en tering public life, Judge H i 1. served as a legislator in the Iowa Senate for 10 years before his appointment to the bench. Clerk of Court Bessie Johnson has announced selection of the following persons to serve on the Wright County grand jurj during the coming year: Arthur Gronwall, Donald Tice and Howard Groves, Clarion Joe Dana, Belmond; James L Sweden the name for Christ mas is "Jul." In Iceland it is "Jol" and "Kolenda." in Poland it is W. C. Woodbury CORWITH — Wallace Charles Woodbury, 67, former mayor icre, died at Methodist Hospital in Rochester Monday. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church here. The American Legion Elmer Wilson Post will conduct military rites at the Convith Cemetery. He was a t-eteran of World War I. Bough- on Corwith Funeral Home will be in charge. Born April 4, 1897, at Frankin, Minn, to Benjamin and Sophie Nelson Woodbury, he was married July 7, 1917, to Inga Skavang, at Aberdeen, S.D. They came to Corwith in 1935. He had retired from the M & St. Railroad. Surviving are his wife, four sons, Wallace E., Silver Springs, Hd.; Wendell W., Alexandria, Va.; Maynard B., Arlington, Va.; C. Wayne, Joplin, Mo.; 1 grandchildren, two brothers and two sisters, Miss Florence Woodbury, Marietta, Minn.; Cyrus, Hampton; George B., Silver Springs, Md.; Mrs. Edvard (Helen) Ryan, Hampton, Va. John C. McCloskey WESLEY — Studer relatives here received word of the sudden death of John C, McCloskey, "59, at Eugene, Ore. His wife is he former Agnes Studer. They lave three sons. He has taught n the English department at Dregon University more than 30 years and has written several books. Koert Oudekerk NASHUA — Funeral services or Koert Oudekerk, 79, willbe Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Chenoweth & Son Funeral Home. Burial will be in Sunnyside Memorial Gardens. He died at his home here Sunday, Burt and Edna Groom, Rowan Alice Mentzer, Eagle Grove Herman Mandsager, Goldfield Thurman DeNio, Dows; lona Ekstrom, Woolstock; and Vir ginia Kreiger, Blairsburg. Grand jurors have been in structed to report Tuesday Jan. 12, at 10 a.m. Petit jurors scheduled to report the morning of Monday, Jan. 18, have also been named. Twenty-seven of the 75 jurors are from Eagle Grove: Doris Wright, Emma Kell, William Floyd, Jerry Knudsen, Juanita Meyer, Melyin Haugland, Lil lian Wright, Mildred Griffith Lucille Johnson, Jeffrey B y g ness, Nell Shipman, Louis Akers, Marie Moon, Stanley Madson, Betty Swanson, Arvid Brauman, Warren Willert, Fran ces Weinhold, Madeline Fromm lerene Smith, Marie Bauman, :arol Griffith, Barbara Bachell Vlae Johnson, Esther Engh, Mary Middleton and Arlene' Sullivan. Names ,of the 21 jurors from Marion are: Louis Toft, Golda Hecox, Georgia Sharp, Elsie Sanders, Alpha Ssndage, LeRoy rtenke, Marcia Saylor, James Uekens, Lawrence Murphy, Joyce Newman, Joe Horan, Burr Nagle. George Stupka, Louis iaulke, Leonard Cramer, Fern J erry, lone Ziegler, Benny McGrath, Clara Odland, Louise Peterson and Fredd Schutt. Ten Belmond jurors on the ist are: p a t Martin, Ardith iohnson, Josephine Q u i g 1 e y, tfary Kessler, Agnes Rikansrud, Rose Van Gerpen, Lillian Nelon, Clarence Kirkendall, Shirey Fulton and Ruth Wilmarth. Other January-term jurors are: Goldfield — Ruth Bartlett, Clara Bosworth, Maxine Whyte, Kristine Schipull and Ray Snyder; Dows — Amos Gardalen, Vivian Shaffer, Elwooc! Iverson, luth Holmes, Mahel Sturgeon' Herman Thelke and Ruth Waon. Also, Carrol Swanger, Gait; Richard Lamfers, Holmes; Mauice Nissen, Corwith; Leroy ^zeltine, Rowan; and Maxine Eliason, Kanawha. the first 100 in the United States. Iowa State began pioneering extension education in 1870 and brought a succession of "firsts" in the field to focus in 1906 with organization of Iowa State Extension Services, the nation's first state-sponsored extension program. Radio freed extension education from the limits imposed by .staff, distance and time. Television gave extension education "almost the ultimate" vehicle. WOI—AM can be heard throughout Iowa, WOI-FM covers 25 central Iowa counties and WOI-TV, channel 5, covers half the state. And through WOI . recording services, Iowa State reaches the audiences of many other outlets all across the state and in major population centers throughout the nation. Iowa State radio originated and continues as an independent, noncommercial, state- funded agency. WOI-TV, on the other hand, has never used state funds in its operations, is commercially licensed, and is a basic primary ABC network affiliate. Network affiliation permits the University to place 1 its educational television materials in a full program schedule with mass appeal. WOI-TV's revenue- producing aspects enable the University to purchase the expensive equipment and employ the professional staff requisite to high-grade programming; to provide a training laboratory for studies related to broadcasting media, and to conduct basic research in educational program and audience development. Scandinavian Catholic Central School to operate in Stacyville tradition is revived By MRS. H. OSCAR AAMODT Globe-Gazette Correspondent FROST, Minn.—A traditional Christmas custom from the ?sTi av SvS™r£ £s jss *+**>, ~«s ^ - M™,, .area,, has spread ,„ .„. S±Lf pXSUtK STACYVILLE _ The Archdiocesan Chancery announces the formation of a civic corporation for the operation of a high school in the Stacyville area. This school will be known as eral other localities in Minn so ta For several years the Bethany Lutheran Brotherhood of rura Frost has promoted the usTo the "Juleneg.v the Norwegian name for the Christmas Sheaf 's, New Haven; Sacred ters of St. Francis of Dubuque and the School Sisters of Notre Dame, Mankota, Minn., and by lay teachers. The Franciscan Sisters and the School Sisters of Notre Dame are now teaching in the two high schools which are being merged to form Marian High School, St. Mary's, New Haven and Visitation, Stacyville. No major building program v : S -l ^ nsg * r - St Ans e*r, Visitation Stacyville. £ Hlgh Sc - h °° l wiU be by area, priests, the Sis- is until future needs are deter mined and plans formulated. :ustom is to place a sheaf o jrain out of doors on Christmas Sve, on a post, a fence, or in ome convenient place for the >irds, "the feathered flock of Jod's creation." In all yards hroughout their land, the heaves have a place of honor. Birds must have their Christ- nas Food." In 1958, according to Eugene fodland of Frost, a member of ie Bethany Brotherhood, the 3ea of selling "Juleneg" was uggested to the Ebenezer Home i Minneapolis. The Brother- ood offered to supply the heaves. They planted several cres of wheat on the parson- ge property that year and very year since. This is harvested with a bind- r, tied in bundles and left in locks to dry about 10 days, fodland tells. Then it is headed, lade into sheaves and placed i plastic bags. The Ebenezer ome ordered 1,000 this year. hey sell them for $1 and have ad them for sale on the lawn E the Ebenezer Hall and Field [all. Many local persons have doptcd the custom and pur- tiased their sheaves directly •om the Brotherhood at Frost. [any remember the custom om their childhood in Norway. WASHINGTON CHOICE American autograph collectors enerally are willing to pay ore for George Washington's andwriting than that of any her President. Social Welfare reports made in Hancock Co. GARNER— S o c i a 1 welfare payments were made to 310 individuals in Hancock County during the month of November, according to word from the office of Social Welfare here. Grants paid amounted to $12,641; nursing, $2,592; and medical aid, $2,340; for a total of il7,573. Five .new cases were opened during the month and four closed. Old Age Assistance payments went to 109 individuals for a total of $9,647, averaging $88.50 ier person. Of this total, $6,642 was in grants, $1,782 nurs- ng care and $1,223 for medical expenses. Medical Aid Assistance was liven to 18 persons in the sum of $1,135 which included $810 in nursing care. Thirty-nine cases, including 177 persons, received Aid to De- >endent Children payments. Grants totaled $5,602, and medical expenses, $743 for a total of $6,345. This averaged $162.69 per case or $31,08 for each individual. One case was opened and four closed during Novem- jer. Five persons received Aid to Slind Payments totaling $382 or an average of $76.40 for each person. One payment of i64 was made in Aid to Disabled payments. North Cent i ^^ " m • m "^B^ ^^ • • VL teacher ge II I * scholarship MANLY — Franklin Me cial studies teacher, Nort :ral Community High £ las been awarded one of tion scholarships for the nomic Education Seminar offered by the Departmi Sconomics of Mankato College. The scholarships were vidcd by the Minnesota Council in Economic Edut and are awarded to tc« wanting additional backg or analyzing current eco ssues. First considcratioi given to persons t e a c courses which require eco analysis. Mead, who has taught 18 n the NortlvCentral distri structs classes in America ernment and economics. The class starts Jan. 11 and meets each Monday during the winter quart carries three quarter-hoi graduate credit. The sc ship, limited to 20, includ uition, fees and books. TO JAPAN GARNER— Airs. Robert las left for Sapparo, Jap oin her husband who i. ioned at Sapparo with th< Armed Forces. Globt.G»«H«, M«sen City, U. D«e. M, H 1M4 SIGN CONTRACT-Walter Fredrick Jr., Wartb^Colle K e b s n"s mn ager, inka a contract for a 119-passenger airplane from Lufth-u4Srman air" line, which will carry the Wartburgr a capella choir and alumni to EuroDe U , eT5£dc W A U^'l (M f 1° ri * ht > ? re *?- Eciwi " Liemohn/chS r direto?; Rob! eit Benck, Allen 1 ravel Agency, Wtwerly, and Mevritt Bomhoff, assistant to the president m charge of development and public relations. The charter nhne win £K P? 8 °« 0lr i°. Ger ^ n > T M^ 31 and bring it back to New York July 6 n ™ in>the Netherlands. France, Power rates decreased by New Hampton plant _ NEW HAMPTON — Residcn tial light and power users in New Hampton, beneficiaries of two sizeable reductions in rates over the past two years, had to stand aside in the latest in a program of across the boarc rate decreases under way here In action taken the past week, the board of trustees of the New Hampton municipal light and sower plant gave this decrease to two other groups — the industrial power and large users, and ihe commercial customers. According to board spokesmen, the new reductions, while difficult to pinpoint on a percentage basis, should provide appreciable benefits to both industrial and commercial users. It has been pointed out further thai rates in New Hampton now are on a "realistic basis," n,« ;«, i J?' more ^vorable than those tions. The board feels the new rates will ". . , help New Hamp ton to become a more competi tive town in the search for new State teachers It scholar- A Very Merry Christmas And A Prosperous NEW YEAR FREICHT TRADSIT CO. Twin Citi«« — Mo«on City Youths arrested for shoplifting in Des Moines DBS MOINES — Two North Iowa youths, students at Iowa State "University at Ames, were arrested for shoplifting in or near Merle Hay Plaza here. James H. Schubert, 20, Garner, was sentenced to two days in jail after he pleaded guilty. Richard Butenhoff, 20, Thornton, was sentenced to 10 days in jail. A third youth, Billy Lee Bcnls, 21, Ames, who was arrested with the others, has demanded a jury trial. industry and help (o better the competitive position of existing industries ..." The new rates for industrial users, for instance, set a 1.75 cent rate for the first 5,000 KWH and 1.5 cent rate for the next 5,000. Previous to the reduction the rate for tiie first 10,000 KWH averaged out at roughly 3.2 cents. On the other end of the new scale, the rate per KWH for all over 75,000 KWH will be 85/100 cents. The "excess" rate previously was 1.5 cents. Commercial rates also show sharp reductions. The old rate for the first 100 KWH was 7.5 cents. This has been cut to six cents and scales down from there to two cents for all KWH over 10,000. The new reductions, the board explains, are in direct relation to the pattern oE decreasing rates that was inaugurated in 19G2. The first slash was mad( at that time and was an eigh per cent reduction of residentia rates. The following year an other seven per cent was added for residential users, along will a 10 per cent reduction to com mercial users. Additional rate reductions may be worked into future plans, according to reports, if needed to cccp the municipal plant here on a state-wide competitive bas s. Users who arc in a position to benefit from the new reductions are urged by the board to con- act plant superintendent Har)!d Wittenburg for information on how they may best utilize he new rate structure. The three-man New Hampton board of trustees has as its members, John H. Hauth, chairman; A. T. Olson ami Francis A. Uglum. Teacher hired for North Central MANLY — Miss Diane Ward, who will be graduated front Upper Iowa University at the end of the current semester, has been hired as first grade teach- cr. North Central Community Schools, Hnnlontown Attendance Center, She will replace Mrs. Arlcne Blanchard. who resigned her position in November. The contract for Miss Ward was approved at the regular December meeting of the North Central Community Board of Education. Miss Ward, a 1961 graduate of the Rockwell-Swaledale High School, attended Mason City Junior College and State College of Iowa before enrolling at Upper Iowa to conclude the work for her bachelor of arts degree in elementary education. She will begin her classroom duties Feb. i, 1965. St. Ansgar church uses symbols on Christmas trees ST. ANSGAR—The public is invited to stop in at the First Lutheran Church of St. Ansgar to view the Christmas trees decorated with Christian symbols mode of styrofoam and gems of costume jewelry. Each visitor receives a sheet ixplaining the meaning oE the iymbols on the tree. The tree will be lighted from 6-9 p.m. _ Organ music will be played 'or an hour each evening. Organists are Darlcnc Miller, Su- idle Ruechel, Diane Feldt, Mrs. ~alen Schulz and Mrs. Carl Dueno w. This is the fourth year Chrisian symbols have been used on he trees. BLENDED WHISKEY, 86 PROOF. «0% STRAIGHT WHISKEY-^ GRAIN NEUTRAL SPIRITS. 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