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The "FIRST-OF.THE-WKK" Tabloid . QPf* Slcjona tipper Be* JWomes ESTABLISHED 1865 matter at the poatofflce at Atgona. „„„. -- Act of congre.. of Mar. h 3. i«7 B AtGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 1966 - 16 page* tabloid VOt. 101 NO. 66 $56,820 Grant For School Program Hospital Not To Close St. Ann hospital in Algona, operated since its construction • here by the Sisters of Mercy order, has no plans for closing. However, the Sisters of Mercy have indicated that they might transfer ownership and operation of their Algona hospital to some other order and preliminary steps toward such a transfer are being taken. The local hospital has been operating with a shortage of Sisters of Mercy personnel for sometime, one of the reasons that a transfer is under consideration. Such a shortage in turn increases operating costs. Doctors on the hospital staff were told over a month ago that some change in operation and ownership might be expected. ^ss***^^ 2 Candidates Name 16 Board For Algona Members, Anti School Board Poverty Setup Nomination papers have been filed for Mr. Wm. Kraft for the vacancy on the Board of Education of the Algona Community School District, to be filled at the next regular school election on Monday, September 12. This position has been held by Mr. John Hayes who is. not a candidate for reelection. He is employed by Weidenhoff Corp. in Algona. John Claude, well-known Al- gonan and district manager for Northwestern Bell Telephone Co., became a candidate for the vacancy on the Algona Community School District board of education when a petition was filed for him this weekend. It was also learned that papers for at least two more possible candidates have been taken out, but names, etc. will not be known until they are filed at the school office here. Deadline for filing is Sept. 2 and the election is Sept. 12. Lone Rock Coop Held Meeting; Gross Sales Up LONE ROCK- Lone Rock Co- Op Exchange held its annual meeting Aug. 23 in the Lone Rock school building with approxi- matley 200 present. The report showed $2,282,667.49 of gross sales with a net savings of $85,302.83. Gross sales and savings were both up. Ralph Bierstedt, Lone Rock, was reelected to the board of directors. Guest speaker was Bill Turner. Door prizes were won by Bill Gifford and Mrs. Gene Tigges. Mrs. Milferd Mitchell won a chair and Bernard Tigges won snow tires. Other prizes were also given away. The Lone Rock Presbyterian church women served the lunch. L. W. Geitzenauer is manager. Women Bowlers An open meeting of the Algona Women's Bowling Association will be held Wednesday, Aug. 31, at 8 p. m. at the Moose Hall. All women bowlers are welcome to attend. About 100 attended a reorganization meeting held at the Court House here last Friday evening of the Kossuth unit of the Upper Des Moines Opportunity, Inc., the formal name for ad- ministration of the' Office of Economic Opportunity's antipoverty program in a four-county area, including Kossuth. Sixteen members of the Kossuth county board of directors were elected; four of them will be selected to serve on the multi-county governing board. Six of the 16 members selected had to qualify from low-income brackets to comply with the antipoverty regulations. Town represented included Algona, Burt, Bancroft, Whittemore, West Bend, Titonka and Swea City. What program might be developed for the coming year in the county in which O.E.O. funds might be revested, will be up to the 16-member county board. Elected to the board were the following: 3-Year term s - Vince Meyer, Bancroft; Joe Straub, Algona; Ted Hoover Jr., Titonka; Ed Elbert, Whittemore. 2-Year terms - Oliver Carlson, Algona; Cecil Thoreson, of Swea City; and Harold Montae West Bend. 1-Year terms - Rev. Robert Lorenz, Algona; Steve McCall, Algona; Harry Naffziger, Lu- Verne. The Board will hold its first meeting Saturday of this week, Sept. 3, at 10 a.m. in the courthouse. It will elect officers and delegates to the 4-county corporation. Mrs. Bruce Cranston, Burt. served as acting secretary at the meeting last Friday. Marshal Dies Harry Hanson, town marshal at Armstrong for the past fou- years, succumbed to a heart attack, Sunday, as he was checking a report of a car that seemed to be abandoned. He was 56. His widow and four children survive. , LuVerne Algona, Bancroft A Federal grant of $56,820 will finance a special education program in Kossuth county for retarded children, and also finance hiring of a new speech therapist for schools in Kossuth county, both public and parochial. The new program went into effect Monday, Aug. 29, under the new Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Special school classes will be conducted in Algona, Bancroft and LuVerne, said County Supt. A. M. Quintary, through whose office the program will be administered. At Algona High, the mobile unit classroom recently erected is to be used partially for remedial training and partially for the program for younger retarded children. A total of four rooms will be used. Two rooms have been approved in Bancroft, and one at LuVerne. No local tax money is involved in these projects. Mrs. Clyde Dudley is to be retained by private interests in the present school for the retarded in Algona, which will operate independently for at least another year with older children enrolled. Mrs. A. J. Eason will have charge of the primary children in Algona, with Mrs. Marie Penton teaching intermediate and John Putnam in charge of the high school bracket. Lorene Trenary and Mrs. Frances Elkin will be in charge at Bancroft, and Mrs. Beulah Hindman will instruct the group at LuVerne. Mrs. Esther Stiles of West Bend, who taught last year at the Hospital for Crippled Children at Jamestown, N. D., is the new speech therapist. Youth Swims Gov. Hughes On Wednesday 12 Miles In Local Pool Gary Nelson, 16, Algona, undoubtedly swam farther in the Algona swimming pool Saturday than anyone has ever done since it was built about 35 years ago. Gary, who is a member of a family here that is very active in swimming, managed to cover 12 miles using every possible stroke in the book - and he was in the water for seven hours, 53 minutes. He was attempting to swim 20 miles, but exhaustion kept him from that goal. He ate a couple of times during the swim, using liquid food while swimming on his back. He was a member of the Algona swimming team this summer. GOVERNOR HAROLD E. HUGHES Governor Harold Hughes of Iowa will be the guest speaker in Algona, Wednesday evening, at a 6:30 dinner and program to be held in the Garrigan High auditorium. Gordon Winkel, Kossuth county attorney, will be master of ceremonies. Governor Hughes will be introduced by Joseph Straub, Algona attorney. The Governor will arrive by plane, landing at the Algona airport at a scheduled 6:10 p. m. and will go directly to Garrigan High for the dinner. He will fly back to Des Moines after the evening's program. The dinner will be swiss steak, and special music will be furnished by Elvin Godfredson of Swea City on the organ. No other special talks are planned, but a number of other state officials and some candidates for office on the democratic ticket are expected to be present if possible. This will probably be the Governor's only formal appearance in Kossuth county prior to the general election in November. Tickets are available at $5 a plate, and anyone interested is cordially invited. About 400 reservations had been made as of Saturday. Divorce Suits Filed By Area Couple Here A divorce suit and counter- suit were filed in district court here this week with Richard 0'- Green and ArzelleO'Green plaintiffs and defendants in the actions. Both charge cruel and inhuman treatment and his petition asks the court determine custody of two children. It also states they have divided personal property and asks the court for reasonable division of other property. They were married Dec. 16,1946. Her petition asks custody of the children and alimony. One other suit was filed. Herbert J. Isebrand, plaintiff, seeks payment of$500 alleged due under the terms of a hospital insurance policy from Old American Ins. Co. A divorce was granted to Shirley J. Johnson from Duayne M. Johnson, with custody of four children also going to her. Re-Elect All County A.S.C.S. Officers Here AH officers of the Kossuth county ASCS committee were reelected during the county convention here Saturday. With 79 of 84 delegates attending, Richard I. Anderson, Ledyard, was re-elected chairman; Don Bollig, Fenton, vice chairman; George Wolfe, Algona, member; Marvin Simon- smeier, Swea City, first alternate; and George Detmering, Wesley, second alternate.