The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 14, 1966 · Page 11
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 11

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, June 14, 1966
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Algd>><i> ' Ut> * > * f P* Moih " , June 14, 1966 Federal Loan Of $2,500 Helps Business Expansion A Whittemore business man, Harold Schumacher, has taken advantage of a Farmers Home Administration program designed to help small businesses as well as farmers in the development of their business or farm. Harold, who operates a radio and T-V repair and sales store in Whittemore, pictured at the right above is receiving a check for $2500 from Ralph Hlkington of Humboldt, representative of the Federal agency which has an office at Humboldt, covering Kossuth, Webster and Humboldt counties. The agency is a unit of the Office of Economic Opportunity, but has been established for some years and more recently moved under the OEO program. In Harold's case, the loan is based on a need for longer-term credit to enlarge and expand a business already in operation. The transaction was completed in the Farmers Home Administration office here in the Federal ASCS building last week. (UDM flashfoto). 115 Degrees! Algona G.I. Writes About Viet Nam A 19-year old Algona youth, Walter "Bud" Rich, Jr., was sent to Vietnam last month as a paratrooper in the United States Army. Private Rich, the son of Walt Rich, Algona, >is a pleasant, quiet and sturdy young man who grad- uated from Algona high school in 1964. He is with the 101st Airborn Division, an outfit known for its ruggedness that is now in the heart of the Vietnam war. Rich is stationed at Tuy Hoain the center of South Vietnam Those who know Know ; MINNEAPOLIS MOTOR HOTEL For Convenience... For Luxury Accommodations... i For Friendliness... For Budget Rates... For Resort- like Atmosphere... Easily Accessible to All Highways] 105 Delightful Air- Conditioned Rooms and Suites National CJold Medal Award heated EXCELLENT FOOD — Redwood Dining Room featuring Heirlh Charcoal Broiled Steak; — Collet Shop open from 6:00 a.m. 'till Midnight — Cocktail Lounge. Ample Frw Parting In Front 01 Your Rtwn Swimming Pool * Complete Hotel Services * 24-HourSwildiboard * Free TV * Play Area l-'or • **OWM Children I * Baby Sitter Service Children under 12 FREE in $a*e room with Mult?. ire ur «nu- tui Heienradoni - - P HOLIDAY MOTOR HOTEL n SINGLE ROOMS t i.50 to fs.SQ WHOLE ROOMS S12.50 to $14.00 on the eastern coastline. Tuy Hoa is shown on the adjacent map. For those who know Bud, the tone of the following letter to a friend reflects a combination of emotions that accompany war - courage and fear, pride and anxiety, and dedication and loneliness. "Vietnam is a little worse than I expected it to be. The temperature is about 115 degrees now with the hottest part of the day yet to come. "I'm in Tuy Hoa, area headquarters. There isn't anything here in the way of modern conveniences. Very little to do except swim in the ocean, which we get to do occasionally. All in all, it's a hell of a place to be. "My first mission lasted six days. The first day out we were hit by snipers several times. Didn't get any V. C. (Viet Cong) and had one of our men hurt by our own artillery. Received my C. L B. badge after the mission. That St. Christopher medal adds a little comfort when the rounds start coming in clos.e to me." "Being in the field is something else. You wouldn't believe how far we walk - up to eleven miles on some days. The length wouldn't be so bad except for the jungle undergrowth and mountains. The 40 pounds of pack on your back doesn't help much. Quite exhausting when you pull guard duty all-night long after a nice day-long hike." "Our company killed three V. C. on the last mission and one elderly lady who got in the way. We go through villages just like Sherman went through the South during the Civil War. Sure isn't like they tell it in the States." "I was just promoted to gunner of an 81 mm mortar squad. Really didn't want it because I now have the privilege of carrying 38 Ibs. extra (the tripods for the gun). Now, I'm carrying 78Ibs." Save Now... "Viking BALER TWINE Over 8,000-foot bales, 257-feet per Ib. 800-lb. tensile strength. In Quantities ... Per Bole 1009 NO. MAIN CLOSING SATURDAY AFTERNOONS Starting June 18 until further notice Cargill, Inc., Algona Federal North Iowa Grain Co., Sexton Hemmen Elevator, Galbraifh Algona Grain & Feed, Algona Farmers Service Center, Algona

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