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Pictures — More News - largest Circulation e£ jWotneg ESTAUISHtO 1865 Entered •« ieoond eUw mttter »t the poftofflce at Algon;. Tow* (50511), Nov. 1. IMS. under Act Of Confrew of March 3. 1879 ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1966 II tag** — 2 Section* VOL, 101 NO. 86 By Ross Waller POLITICAL SIDELIGHTS: Republican resurgence from the terrific defeat of two years ago indicates that the two-party system is still in existence. The GOP added 44 seats in the House and 3 in the Senate in Tuesday's ballot, although the Democrats did have an occasional bright spot, including taking two governorships from usually strong GOP areas, Maine and Kansas. * * * Governor Harold Hughes and Congressman Neal Smith carried their party banners above average, with only two of the lesser state officials on the Democratic side returning to office, Lt. Gov. Robt. Fulton and State Treasurer Paul Franzenberg by small margins. As expected, U.S. Senator Jack Miller easily eliminated E. B. Smith. * * * Ronald Reagan once made a movie "Million Dollar Baby," and in one of the most expensive state campaigns on record, was elected governor of California. He also made another movie, "Accidents Do Happen," and it will be interesting to watch the next few years out west... at the victorv celebration for Governor Rockefeller in New York, the song "Hail, Hail, The Gang's All Here, What the do we care" went out over TV in its entirety ... all winners, regardless of party, sounded a most similar note in their victory speeches; they all are going to "keep things moving ahead." The Democrats still retain control of both the House and Senate, but by a considerably reduced margin. But the message is there - use common sense in the Great Society movement, don't intrude on all of the personal rights of citizens under the guise of civil rights, get the Viet Nam mess solved somehow and our 400,000 men out of there, and bring under control the seemingly unlimited expenditures of public funds. The warning is clear — the Democratic leadership in Washington had better heed the rumbles from the grass roots; the landslide of 1964 was in part a repudiation of Goldwaterism as much as anything, and was not a mandate to revolutionize the life and living of everyone. Failure of the national administration to recognize some obvious facts has cost the party many of the offices, state and local. TURNABOUT: At Clear Lake, merchants and the chief of police are asking the city council to remove all of the city's parking meters. They say it is a strong detriment to the business of Clear Lake. * * # What's this ? An AHS instructor swatted by a student — who is now an ex-student ! * * ,* No, Shorty, we won't print it! * * * Last weekend your reporter made a flying trip to Quantico,. Va. to see a football game, Drake vs. the Quantico Marines. Flight time, Chicago to Washington, D.C., one hour and 20 minutes . . . even in civilian clothes, it isn't hard to spot a Marine - just look at the haircut — and it ain't Beatle style . . . Lou Diamond, the Marine who holds a hpst of marksmanship records, now operate? Diamond Lou's grill and Lounge in Quantico ... if you join the FBI you'll go to their training school on the Quantico base ... we waited a long time to visit even a little of the Smithsonian Institute layout in Washington, but it's a liberal education in itself ... the Gemini 4 spacecraft is there, which made 62 orbits and from which the first Astronaut walked in space, and it isn't as big as you might have imagined , . . nothing like a flight, Chicago to Des Moines, to arrive at 9:30 p.m. that winds up in Omaha at 4:30 a.m. due to fog . . , stewardesses on airlines, with modern flight time, have become little more than waitresses with just enough time to serve meals and clear the debris before the flight ends. Famous Last Line - The Liars Club Meets Here Everyday, All Day. 3 New JeyCees Algona JayCees welcomed three new members, recently, They are Bob Cink, Bill Welsh and Charles McEldon. GOP Resurgence Sweeps Kossuth Hughes, 4 Other Demos, Only County & State Winners * » Algona, 1st Ward Algona, 2nd Ward Algona, 3rd Ward Algona, 4th Ward Buffalo Burt . Cresco __ Eagle . E. Lone Rock Fenton : — Garfield German Grant Greenwood Harrison Hebron _ _ . Irvington . Lakota ... Ledyard Lincoln „ Lone Rock ~.. Lotts Creek Lu Verne Plum Creek Portland i Ramsey Riverdale _ _ Seneca L QkarmniV | ff ] *flf Springfield Swea Union . Wesley Whittemore TOTALS MJ. Shakeup In Courthouse; 3 New Faces Kossuth county voters went to the polls in large numbers Tuesday and when the ballots we re all in, Republican candidates had made a clean sweep of three county offices - and only five Democrats on the entire ticket, led by Gov. Harold Hughes, managed to win. According to the figures, about 400 more Kossuth citizens voted in this "off year" election than in the big Democratic landside two years ago. A total of 8,140 votes were triggered in the governor race, with Hughes finishing ahead 4,279-3,861. On the county level, incumbents Rosella Voigt, treasurer, Clara Walker, recorder, and Gordon Winkel, attorney, all lost by large margins, Only supervisor candidates Charles Plathe and Andrew Reising, both Democrats, with Plathe ah incumbent, saved face for their party with victories, Plathe won handily over Harold Trauger, 926 - 536, in the first district race, while Reis^ng edged Earl Stott, 617-598, in the third district race, giving Kossuth an all - Democrat board of supervisors. Miss Voigt lost by 837 votes to Don Jorgenson, Mrs. Walker wound up behind Mrs, Mertie Huber by 925 votes, and Winkel. lost to Biufi" MaePonald by 797 votes. Robert Fulton, Lt, Gov., and Paul Franzenburg, State Treasurer, carried Kossuth and also appeared to be heading for cozy win? on the state level to remain in office for another term with Gov, Hughes. The State Representative race, expected to be close here, was won handily by Karl Kiilsholm, Republican, who held a 4,3,83 3,712 margin over Mancil Hurl* burt, Democratic, candidate, Stanley Greigg, who has served one term in Congress from the ]mi}witiH->mlwiw^-)W-W-*»-m-XVWf-L i wm*mtf *»jywjjs»iw<y ** ^r-r^s c--.,*-,™ jp^ jjjjjjjugpj JLuVerne Man Dies Of sixth district, which includes Kossuth, was defeated, 4,048 4,105, by Wiley Mayne, Republican, in this county, and also lost the post in the balloting in the remainder of the district, by some 12,000 or more votes. So, when the totals were all in, Republicans who had held only one county office of six at the courthouse, wound up with four of six. Only Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst and Clerk Alma Pearson, whose terms are not up for two more years, remain as Democratic office holders. It's the first time in ages the Republicans have held a majority of the offices here. Shortly after results began pouring in at 8:12 p.m. (with East Lone Rock the first to report), it was apparent here the Republicans were on their way to a real good showing. And about an hour later, with 22 precincts of 35 in the county reporting, the GOP win was assured, The Democrats held a clear- cut margin in only 10 of the 35 precincts - and even though Gov, Hughes held the upper hand over Murray, he was on the short end of the totals in 20 of the 35, Confusion reigned for a moment at the auditor's office early Tuesday evening when a call was received from a polling place in Hancock county. Naturally, the results couldn't be included in Kossuth's totals. Of the total vote, 2,219 ballots were cast in Algona's four wards, with the Republicans holding the upper hand, 1,145 - 1,074. Largest totals were in the first and third wards. • Republican Sen. Jack Miller, incumbent, rolled past Democratic challenger E. B. Smith, 4,643 3,297, as he posted the largest total vote on the GOP ticket. Hughes was the top vote-getter for the Democrats, with 4,279. The election outcome in Kossuth Tuesday followed a pattern that seemed to prevail in many sections of the United States and political. observers will be scratching their heads for some time, coming up with fancy answers as to just what happened, It is probable that at least part of the reason is a feeling by voters of a need for a change, and the trend in 1966 showed a quick reversal from the Democratic landslide two years earlier. Bancroft Men Charged With Assault Battery Charges of assault and battery and use of obscene language were filed in Mayor Bill Finn's court this week by a Bancroft couple against a pair of Bancroft men following an apparent argument on a farm near Bancroft recently. Charged by Mr. and Mrs. Ernest J. Berte were Kenneth Bergman and Donald Rahe. Berte filed a charge of assault and battery and using obscene language against Bergman and both Mr, and Mrs. Berte filed charges of assault and battery against Rahe following the alleged argument. The matter is slated for hearing in Finn's court here next week. Five Swea City youths, Rodney D. Richardson, Cyril J. Wishmeyer, John Senenfelder, Richard Johnson and Donald L. Karl, were fined $50 and costs each in Finn's court this week on charges of minors in possession of beer. The five were arrested by the highway patrol at the Chrome Service Station here Monday night, Chicken Dinner The Catholic Action Guild here will hold a chicken dinner this Sunday, Nov. 13, with serving from 4 to 7:30 p.m. in St. Cecelia's school hall. There will also be games, with turkeys to be awarded as prizes. One Person Hurt Slightly An Arcadia, Cal. man, William M. Mann, 61, who was in this area to visit relatives, sustained chest injuries when the rented auto he was driving crashed into a ditch and struck a power pole on a county road about a mile north of the Drive-In Theater east of Algona at 2 a.m. Tuesday. Mr. Mann was taken to St. Ann hospital for observation after he was found by passersby in a dazed condition walking along the dtich following the mishap. About noon Saturday, autos driven by Patricia L. Metzen, Algona, who was backing out, and James D. Shillington, Bancroft, collided north of the old post office on East Call street, resulting in an estimated $550 damage to the autos. The Algona driver was charged with improper backing. City police investigated. A truck driven by William Wolfe, 54, West Bend, and a car driven by Dennis M. Skow, 51, Humboldt, collided Friday at 10:40 a.m. a half-mile north of LuVerne. The truck, which sustained an estimated $1,000 damage, apparently couldn't stop at a stop sign due to faulty brakes. The driver was charged with a stop violation. Damge to the car was estimated at $500. The vehciles wound up in dtiches on each side of the road, south of the intersection. Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst investigated, The sheriff was also called Tuesday at 1:40 p.m. when a truck driven by Ronald W. Wickman, 25, Rodman, backed into an auto driven by Terry S. Hudspeth, 22, Algona, a mile south and a mile east of Wesley where the road was under construction. Self-inflicted Gunshot A 45-year old LuVerne man, who had begun employment in Algona just 11 days earlier, Arnold Thomas, died of a self- inflicted gunshot wound in the head a mile north and a mile east of Livermore early Monday morning. His body was found by two unidentified women who were driving past the scene of his death and reported the matter to the marshal at Livermore. The sheriff's office at Humboldt was notified at 9:25 a.m. and the sheriff, a deputy, Dr. James Coddington, Humboldt county medical officer, and Noble Harris and Earl Armstrong, marshals at Livermore, went to the scene to investigate. The dead man was also found by a man from Humboldt, who also reported the matter. The scene of the tragedy is near a railroad underpass and Mr. Thomas was lying on his back, with his head to the south and a wound in the right temple when found. His car was nearby There was no known reason for him taking his own life. He had been in a good disposition preceding his death. He began work at Kossuth Motor Co. here Oct. 26, and since then had ordered a new auto. Mr. Thomas lived with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Burton Thomas, at LuVerne and left home at 6:45 a.m. Monday to report for work at 7:15. He never got to his job. Instead, at 8:30 a.m., he purchased a new single shot 12- gauge shotgun at Lee Hardware in Humboldt and apparently drove to the scene of his death from there. The Humboldt county sheriff and medical officer concurred on their findings and the sheriff's office stated that the man apparently placed the hutt of the shotgun against his auto and pushed the trigger with a stick, discharging the gun. The gun was lying near the man, the price tag still on it and inside the car was a box of shotgun shells, with one missing. Funeral services for Thomas were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Blake Funeral Home at LuVerne with Rev. Roy A. Biese- meyer of the Methodist Church officiating. Burial was at the LuVerne Cemetery. Surviving are a daughter, Judy Thomas, Covina, Calif.; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Thomas, LuVerne; five brothers and five sisters, Donald and Mrs. Richard Hewitt, both of LuVerne, Mrs. Llelvyn Six, Mrs. William Schoenrock, Mrs. George Johnson, Mrs. Dorothy Stone, Richard, Dorrance and Gary, all of St. Paul, Minn., and Robert, Des Moines. Born at Dayton, Mr. Thomas came to LuVerne when an infant. During World War II, Mr. Thomas served with the U. S. Navy. He was a retired section foreman for the Chicago North Western Railroad. Program For Veterans Day Here Nov. 11 Local veterans organizations, the V. F. W. and American Legion, are jointly sponsoring observance of Veterans Day here Friday, Nov. 11. The program will take place at 10 a. m. on the Kossuth courthouse lawn, with Wm. Guthrie of Webster City, past state commander of the American Legion as guest soeaker. Assemble at the Methodist church at 9;45 and depart in body at 10:10. 10;20 - Invocation - Rev. Noland. Welcome - Mayor Finn. Veterans Day Address William Guthrie. Presentation - "The American Legion Story" to Father Friedmann, 0. B. Laing and T. H. Chrischilles. "The Star Spangled Banner" Algona High School and Garrigan High School bands. Benediction - Father Friedmann. In the event of inclement weather the program will beheld in the Garrigan High School gym, W:y:%W:::W:¥::^^ Rain, Sleet Bring Problems To This Area Winter reared its ugly head again Tuesday night when .03" of rain and sleet, which froze where it landed, fell and made travel on foot or horseback almost impossible. Several mishaps, reported elsewhere in the UDM today, were a direct result of the ice. High reading during the week was 54 degrees Monday, while the low was an 11 above zero mark Thursday. A trace of rain fell Monday and again Tuesday. • The forecast calls for cold weather. H L R Nov. 3 36 11 Nov. 4 44 22 Nov. 5 44 19 Nov. 6 52 20 Nov. 7 54 41 Tr. Nov. 8 38 17 Tr. Nov. 9 — 23 .03" Ex-Bancroft On Johnson's Surgery Team A former Bancroft resident will be one of the physicians participating in President Johnson's upcoming surgery. He is Dr. Kenneth Devine, who is associated with the Mayo Clinic at Rochester. Dr, Devine was born in Ban* croft and is a graduate of St, John's High School, He is the son of the late Dr. J. A, Devine, Visit Injured Man Mr, audMrg.Wm.Eisenbacher took her parents and borther, Mr, and Mrs. Lyle Christopher, Sr. of Goldfield ana Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Christopher, Jr. of Liver* more, to Siou* Fails, S.P, Saturday night to see their §on« in-law and brother-in-law, Del' pert Moore, injured in a Mia* nesota auto crash which took two lives, He is in Sioux Hospital,

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