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To Switch Sf Ann Hospital Management i* don smith REALLY got a charge out of our recent opportunity to spend part of an evening with players Earl Battey and Sandy Valdespino and publicity man Jerry Snyder of the Minnesota Twins, who were here to present a program under the sponsorship of the Kiwanis, Lions and Rotary clubs Nov. 2. First, Td like to thank the clubs for inviting us to the dinner that preceded the meeting where all present got a chance to talk off the cuff with the twins. If Valdespino is any proof-there's still room for the small man in major league baseball. Sandy is about 5-7 and built like a (?), while Earl is a 230-pound, very well constructed individual with whom no one present at the dinner would want to collide at home plate. Earl's humor, though, is terrific. He did a take-off on the Sam Mele show (which precedes Twins games during the season) that is a wow. His voice was made to sound like Mele and Sid Hartman, who interviews the Twins manager - and he even reels off the commercials. He also told of playing golf on a course at the Twin Cities where instead of yelling "fore" you shout "$3.98". At one time, he also said he was afraid the Twins were going to trade him in 1965 to the Tokyo Giants "for about 12 transistor radios." He continued, "I sat on the bench so much while I was with the White Sox,' they called me Judge." Three players Twins fans might watch for in 1967 are Jim Olom, pitcher, Dick Reese (who appeared here last winter), first base and outfield, and Ron Clark, third base. Valdespino, his wife and small son are getting their first taste of winter weather (as they are from Cuba) and don't seem to care for it too much. We noted Keith Christie, AHS coach, and Duane Kramer, Garrigan coach, also present at the dinner, were very much interested in what the major leaguers had to say - just like the rest of us. Being a Twins fan, we were more solidly entrenched following our visit with Battey, Valdespino and Snyder. And the hospitality of the service clubs made the evening all the more enjoyable. Too bad more persons didn't take the .time to attend the program at the high school. A professor crossed an elephant with a grasshopper. He doesn't know what he's got but don't ever play leapfrog with it! WHILE sitting in the auditor's office " at the court house here the evening of Nov. 8, taking down election results as the calls came in from the. 35 precincts around the county - it was not necessary to employ a computer to determine just how things were going. With no more than four precincts reporting, it appeared the swing would be a hard one to the Republican side of the ballot. The first precinct, East Lone Rock, reported 12 minutes after the polls closed all over the state - and 37 minutes later, we had results from 13 of the 35 precincts, thanks to the voting machines, which total the day's vote with a turn of a crank. By 9 p. m., the outcome was apparent -Kossuth had gone Republican, and for a change, instead of having one Republican office holder at the courthouse, Marc Moore, there were four out of six. Watching faces of persons standing outside the counter (when we had a chance), it was not difficult to separate the Democrats Algona city representatives met with the medical staff of St. Ann hospital Nov. 9 to discuss a change in the hospital's administration. The present administrators of St. Ann, the Sisters of Mercy, have announced with regret that they must shift their operations to other areas due to a lack of available personnel. The Mercy order will leave effective Jan. 1, but has offered to retain their operations here under a paid administrator for a full year or until another re- ligous order can assume management. Hospital authorities have contacted the Sisters of St. Francis, Lacrosse, Wise., in regard to the matter. The St. Francis order now operates St. Anthony's hospital in Carroll. Rep- sentatives of the order will visit Algona, Nov. 17, to study the possibility of operating St. Ann. A citizens group is being formed by interested Kossuth County residents to aid in organizing the change. Local doctors have pledged their full support and cooperation in establishing a new administration. fffffff:-:Vf:'fffffffffffff:^^^^ K#KSWKX'#Wtt4m&Kff4tS>^ Cl«ar Pictures - More News - Largest Circulation aigona Upper ESTABLISHED 1865 i § sec . on . d », c ." M matter at the poitofflce at Alftona, Iowa (50511). Nov. 1. 1938. under Act of Congress of March 3. 1879 ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1966 12 Pages VOL 101 NO. 87 Algona Man Dies In Train Crash from the Republicans - as some faces got long, and others developed larger and larger smiles as the figures were read aloud for everyone tabulating them. We've covered quite a few elections here — and each time during the past years, the job has been a tough one as counting boards and judges needed quite a bit of time to count votes. However, the advent of the voting machines here has taken a lot of the sting out of the results at least for a newspaper reporter (and for victorious candidates). We don't pretend to be apolitical analyst by any means, but we think the many varied plans jammed down the throats of Mr. Average Voter by the Johnson administration had a lot to do with the outcome this fall - and by voting against Democrats, even at the local level, Mr. Voter took an indirect pot-shot at the President. And, unless there are some changes in legislation during the next couple of years, President Johnson won't have to worry too much about another term in office - because he might not be elected.. Now, the problem facing the Republicans is to find a man who will meet with public approval enough to defeat Mr. Johnson. We'll guess Romney -is that man. It will be interesting to see what happens in Washington prior to 1968. FOOTBALL Quiz answers from last week: Notre Dame, UCLA, Wisconsin, Mississippi and Michigan State. Now, here are five more : Wes Fesler 1930, Les Horvath 1944, Howard Cassady 1955 ; Red Grange 1925, Alex Agase 1946, Dick Butkus 1964; Vic Bottari 1938, Jackie Jensen 1948, Les Richter 1951 ; Clude Scott 1948, Lance Alworth 1961, Bobby Crockett 1965; and Billy Vessels 1952, Jimmy Terrell 1956, Tommy McDonald 1956. JUST like everyone else, we know the baseball season officially ended with Baltimore's victory over the Dodgers in the World Series - but before we forget it, we'd like to say a little something about a really great guy. He's Emmett Ashford, another Negro who' has taken a giant step forward for his race. His first complete season as a full-time umpire in the American League undoubtedly proved successful -at least from the standpoint of the fans. He's not only an astute umpire, but the most energetic in the business. When hired by the American loop, Emmett was told by Joe Cronin, league president, "Don't change your style. Be yourself." And, he certainly did just that. We had the opportunity to watch him at the Twin Cities this summer -and thought he was great! His calls are right on the button — and there is none of that weak-hearted gesturing often seen when watching an umpire that is not quite sure of himself. You know at once if the runner is safe - or out. Emmett, 48, also covers more ground than any major league umpire we ever watched, usually running to the outfield fence to make sure if a home run went out on the fly or bounce,' We hope he's around the majors for a long time, He's a credit to the game and his race - in fact, any race ! - ?AT last they've come up with something to kill crabgrass winter I Renwick Open House The children of Mr. and Mrs. August (Red) Huschka are holding open house in honor of their parent's 25th wedding anniversary. Reception will be held Sunday, Nov. 20 in the Renwick Library from 2 to 4 p.m. Conn And Cook New Industrial Corp. Leaders BILL CONN DICK COOK Bill Conn, president of The Security State Bank here, was elected president of the Algona Industrial Development Corp. during a meeting of the directors of the organization at Metroni9s, Inc. Friday at 9 a.m. He-succeeds Jack Chrischilles and will take office Jan. 1 New vice president, and next in line for the presidency, is Dick Cook,owner of Cook's Welders Supply, Murray Mowers, Home Federal executive, and Bill Steele, secretary of the Chamber of Commerce, were re-elected treasurer and secretary, respectively. Five board members were reelected by a postcard vote to three-year terms. They are Jack Chrischilles, Mr. Conn. Harry GreenbergiBurt Harmes and Kirk Hayes. Other members of the board include Al Agena, George Allen, Mr. Cook, Jim Milder and Pat Montag, 1-year terms; and Jerry Leaneagli, Jack Lirnbaugh, Mr. Mowers, Dave Smith and Dean Taylor, 2-year terms. There are also 10 advisory vice presidents, who are normally re-named at the start of each new year. They are Max Bartholomew, Russ and Al Buchanan, Duane Dewel, Mayor Bill Finn, Roy Hutzell, Leo Immerfall, Jim Palmer and Russ Waller. They serve the board as non-voting advisers, 3 Algerians At lustana Augi Three young people from Algona are enrolled at Augustana College in Sioux Falls for the first semester. They are among a record enrollment of 2007 students which began the college's 107th year as a Christian liberal arts college. They are: Ronald Mittag, Dennis Ohrtman, and Barry Watkins. Barbara Jensen fromFentonis also enrolled at Augustana College for the first semester. New Swanson Food Store Opens Here The new Swanson grocery store, 14 East Nebraska, Algona, officially opened for business this morning (Monday). The store in housed in a newly built 12,800 sq. ft. structure, one of the largest of its type in the area. Swanson's will initially employ 25 people. Jerry Benson is the store manager, Ray Kelly the assistant manager and Ray McAfee heads the meat department. Benson announced the store will feature an extra large variety of groceries, specially designed wide aisles, taped music and a new automatic check-out system that saves time and labor. This store, which is employee- owned, is the newest for Swanson's Stores, Inc., with home offices in Cherokee, A. L. Swanson is president of the company and Bud Norviel is the supervisor for this area. The store will be open from 9,400 Damage, Shooting Case May Go To Two Mishaps G-Jury; 2 Men Serious Here Wednesday Two mishaps in this area Wednesday resulted in a total of $7,400 damage to three vehicles, with no personal injuries reported. The first occurred at 9:20 a. m. and involved a car driven by Patrick J. McGuire, 58, Burt, and a truck driven by Ernest H. Petschke, 48, Granada, Minn. Mr. McGuire was backing south 1 1/2 miles north and one mile east of Burt after his auto failed to make it up a slick hill. The truck couldn't stop in time to avoid hitting the auto and the latter yehicle wound up in the west ditch. Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst investigated and estimated damage to the auto at $300, while $100 damage resulted to the truck. At 2:15 p. m., a truck driven by Lawrence P. Christy, 32, Des Moines, which was headed west on a blacktop road 2 1/2 miles north and three-fourths mile west of St. Joe, went out of control on ice and rolled into the north ditch, landing on its top on a fence. Damage to the truck was estimated at $7,000, while $50 damage resulted to the fence. Deputy Sheriff Don Wood investigated. B. A. Taylor, Burt, Funeral Held Saturday Funeral services for Bernie Aaron Taylor, 62, retired Burt area farmer, were held at 2p.m. Saturday at McCullough Funeral Chapel, Algona. Mr. Taylor died of a heart attack Tuesday in his car at Algona after he had attempted to help people involved in an accident. Survivors include a son, Roger, Des Moines; and a daughter, Mrs. Alex Rubiano^ Romney, W. Va.; four grandchildren, a brother, Otto, San Antonio, Texas; and a sister, Mrs.GlenStum- bo, Blue Springs, Mo. Mr. Taylor was born in 1904 in Ames. He had been married and was divorced in 1946. Debaters Win Eight Of 12 At Mason City The following students from Algona High School participated in a debate tournament at Mason City Nov. 5: Kathy Morz, Dave Gerber, Greg Powell, Connie Schultz, Jeff Allen, BrendaSjo- gren, Leslie Braun and Greg Perkins. In competition with 25 high schools, these students debated the question "Resolved that the U. S. foreign aid program be limited to non-military assistance. In 12 debates, the local squad won 8 and lost 4. The debate coach is John Vint. The Kossuth county grand jury, convening Nov. 22, may be asked to investigate an Oct. 29 shooting here which resulted in the fatal wounding of one man and serious gunshot wounds to two others. A fourth man was beaten. According to County Attorney Gordon Winkel, presentation of the case depends upon the conditions of the two who were shot and are still hospitalized. They are Kenneth E. Elwood, 39, Britt, reported semiconscious and in critical ^condition at University Hospital, • Iowa City, and Earl Eller, 32, Algona, in serious condition at Veterans Hospital in Des Moines. Elwood was shot in the head and shoulder and Eller three times in the abdomen. Surgery was performed this week on Eller in an attempt to improve his condition. Eller's brother, Dennis, 34, reportedly beaten with a chain from a saw, was less seriously injured and was not hospitalized. Fatally wounded in the incident was Harley A. Scott, 40, of Britt. Winkel said Friday no charges have been filed as yet pending further investigation arid questioning and results of ballistic tests. The shooting occurred on a county road 2 1/2 miles northeast 'of Algona, apparently as the result of a quarrel which began in an Algona tavern earlier in the afternoon. A .32 caliber automatic pistol has been identified as one owned by the dead man, Harley Scott. 97 On Algona High Honor Roll, First Quarter Algona High School's first quarter Honor Roll was announced last week by principal Elgin Allen as follows: SENIORS- Bill Boldridge, Tom Claude, Chris Conn, Craig Espe, Dennis Georg, David Gerber, Roger Menneke, Merlyn Metzger, Dennis Miller, Don Riedinger and James Schutter. Tom Snyder, Steve Waller, Daryl Johnson, Diane Allen, Darla Carr, Connie Darbyshire, Jane Fraser, Sandy Harmes, Becky Hemmingsen, Donna Kenyon, Barbara Knudsen, VaLora Kueck, Kathy Morz, Marianne Ostwinkle, Susan Rentz, Connie Schultz and Carol Sloniker. JUNIORS - Jeff Allen, Steve Anderson, Jim Jorgenson, Dale Pedersen, Greg Perkins, Gregg Powell, Randal Riedinger, Robert Sigsbee, Tom Jones. Virginia Deal, Wendy Gardner, Debbie Kelley, Beverly Knudsen, Debbie Laws, Linda Martin, Phyllis Moulton, Linda Ross, Judy Scobba. SOPHOMORES - Phil Bode, Sergio Febles, Jay Geving, Max Laird, Todd Treganza, Kathy Buchanan, Susan Dodds, Pat Hopkins, * Debra Huber, Rosemary Hutchison, Jean Jorgenson, Miriam Kautsch, Kathy McBride, Rosemary Pendergast, Luci Rich, Linda Schlapia, Judy Sigsbee, Katherine Skow and Peggy Zittritsch. FRESHMEN - * Neil Aflderson, Craig Carson, Robbie Claude, Terry Dailey, Pat Elbert, Gary Hagen, Thomas Laing, Bruce Marshall, Bruce Mueller, *Steven L. Schultz, Tim Schultz, Gerry Whittemore andSteveWil- Irett. Theresa Beaumont, Lynn Buchanan, * Julie Chrischilles, Marilyn Dau, Janice Farrow, Christine Groen, Cindi Hansen, Virginia Hardgrove, Sharon Hix, Debbie Johnson, Diane Levy, lone Metzger, Marcy Moen, Doreen Mowers, Susan Pergande, Jane Sabin, Jan Schulz, Kathy Taylor and Pamela Werts. JUNIOR HIGH 8th GRADE - David Charles, Jim Harris, Bruce Johnson, Robert Knudsen, Ronald Medin, Randy Ricklefs, Steve Schutter, Don Sindelar, *Jon Sjogren and Bob Stillman. Vicki Anderson, *Sherry Buiten, *Marjorie Dailey, Linda Darbyshire, Susan Divis, Lynn Erickson, Gail Kirkland, Linda Marshall, Suzanne McGinnis, Zela Meehlhause, Debra Schultz, Carol Smith, Kathy Walker, Patty Werts and Maria Wittkopf. 7th GRADE- Richard Bilyeu, Tom Burt, Ricci Frambach, Edward Kiilsholm, Mike Moulton, Douglas Schenck,TomSkogstrom Gilbert Wildin and Mark Will. Sandy Allen, *Sharlene Carlson, Jamie Christie, Diane Danielsen, Mary Devine, Judith Dutton, Sandra Faulstich, Elena Franco, Martha Gilbert, Barbara Harris, Nancy Kolp, Linda Langman, Patrice Uerley, Ellen Metzger, Becky Meyer, Diane Moen, *Jeri Nielsen, Christal Paetz, Lisa Peter, *Anne Schutter, Kristi Sheakley, Jacque Taylor and Bonnie Willrett. * Indicates straight "A's". Lions To Hear Blind Leader Kenneth Jernigan, director for the Iowa Commission for the Blind, will be the featured speaker at the Algona Lions Club noon luncheon Tuesday, November 15, at the Algona Hotel. All Lions and their wives are invited. Blind since birth, Jernigan has overcome his handicap to distinguish himself as a businessman, writer, teacher and civic worker. He received a masters degree in English from Peabody College in Nashville, Tennessee in 1949. Jernigan has been awarded many honors for his extensive welfare and civic work in sight-saving and rehabilitation. He is also known throughout the country as an excellent public speaker. This luncheon will kick off the local Lions Club's sight-saving program. 8 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, Fridays from 8 a.m., to 10 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. RAY KELLY A former Algonan, Ray Kelly, has been named assistant manager of the new Swanson grocery store, which opened here today. Kelly, who managed the National Food store in Algona several years ago, later managed a store in Cherokee until accepting his present positon with Swanson's. He and his wife Beverly, a native of Waterloo, have five children: Diane (15), Antionette (9), Joseph (8), Timothy (4) and Lisa Ann (1). Kelly was raised in Emmetsburg and graduated from Catholic high school there. The family will live at 624 S. Harlan. Council Now Studying Bids On Loader Most of the council meeting Wednesday evening here was devoted to seven bids received for the new front end loader, to be used by the street department. Following opening of the sealed bids, representatives of each company described and discussed their type of machine. Council decided to study the bids further and a special council meeting has been called Nov. 16 at 5 p.m., at which time a decision is expected on the loader. Sewer tap fees were set for the area of town near the -Third Ward School, which until now has not been in a sewer district. Fees for each tap to the sewer were set at from $225 to $250. A bid was received from Elmer Dole of $1 per yard for crushing and stockpiling gravel. He agreed to do his own hauling from the pit at Irvington. It is expected that approximately 3,000 cubic yards will be stockpiled for future use by the city. A cigarette permit was approved for Kossuth Oil Co., formerly Blue and White. A Class B beer license was approved for the American Legion hall. The quarterly report of Municipal Utilities was read and placed on file in the office of David Smith, city clerk, The annual budget report for funds from the road use tax was studied. A resolution was passed to adopt : the proposed expenditures for the coming year. This report must be submitted to the state highway commission by Dec. 10. The next regular meeting will take place Nov. 30. Russ Cook Is Victim; Second Man Also Hurt One Algona man, G. R. (Russ) Cook, 72, is dead and another, Arnold Meyer, 58, hospitalized in Dickinson Memorial hospital at Spirit Lake as the result of a tragic car-train crash late Saturday morning on a Dickinson county blacktop road just east of the new Holiday Inn at Okobojl. The men were rushed to the hospital following the crash and Mr. Cook succumbed there about, 2 a. m. Sunday. He sustained severe head injuries, chest injuries and broken ribs, while Mr. Meyer sustained head injuries, a punctured lung and broken ribs. Mr. Meyer was reportedly in satisfactory condition at the hospital. It took workers a half hour to free Mr. Cook from his car. A tracheotomy was performed on Mr. Cook at the hospital in an attempt to make breathing easier for him. He apparently never regained consciousness following the crash. Close relatives and friends of the men went to the hospital immediately after hearing about the mishap. The tragedy occurred about four miles south of Spirit Lake, just off highway 71. The auto, driven by Mr. Cook, was struck broadside by a Milwaukee Road freight train. The vehicle was headed east and the train, which was on its way from Spirit Lake to Perry, was headed south. The car was carried 150 feet down the tracks following the collision before it finally fell from the front of the train engine. Mr. Cook was pinned in the wreckage of the auto and it took persons on the scene a half-hour to free him. Engineer of the train was Homer Johnson, brakeman was Cliff L. Harvey, both of Perry, and conductor was J. M. McCone, Ankeny. Mr. Cook, who is survived by his wife, was well-known here. He was bus foreman for the Algona Community School District. Mr. Meyer, who formerly farmed in the Lotts Creek area, according to Vaughn Rising, school district secretary, is a bus driver for the local school system. Funeral arrangements for Mr. Cook were pending at McCullough Funeral Chapel here at press time. Get Football Letters Here Head Football Coach Keith Christie of Algona High School awarded letters to 12 seniors, seven juniors, two sophomores and two managers this week. The squad also elected seniors Tom Claude and Larry Munger, who were named to the North Central Conference's second ail- loop team recently, as co-captains for the recent season, Lettermen are (with those receiving their second noted with*); Chris Conn (*), Tom Claude (*), Brocke Laws, Dave Camp, Clint Young (*), Larry Mun* ger (*), Dennis Miller (*), Bob Farnham (*), Steve Waller (*i Gregg Betts, Dave Gerber wA BUI Boldridge (*), seniors; Tom. Jones (*), Don Hagen (*), Mike Dreyer, Jirn Utt, Rajidy Rjedjj^ ger (*), Roger Barr and R|gh Black (*), juniors; and PbjJ Bode and Rod Rogert, sophomores. Managers Max Snyder also lettered.

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