Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on May 17, 1965 · Page 4
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 4

Algona, Iowa
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Monday, May 17, 1965
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Tells of injuries in Viet Nam bombing The following Idler \vas received by a former Algona nild Fenton resident Harold Padgett. §7, who was in a Los Angeles, Calif, hospital recuperating from injuries -suffered in a Viet Nam bombing. ! Malibu. Calif. • Friday May 7, 1965 Dear Julie, Your letter to Mother was forwarded to her at her new address (924 4th Street, Santa Mo- nica, Calif.) last Week- — and she passed it on to me. Yes, I guess I had the shorlcs two-year tour on record out ii Saigon — I arrived there on 24 January (as n Dcpt. of Army cl vilian advisor on Gen. Wcslmor Hand's staff) and the tour cndet with the bombing of the Ameri can Embassy on 30 March. 1 was in the Embassy for conference that fateful day — and was standing by the 2m floor window (not more than 4( 4-AU60NA (low*) MONDAY, MAY ADVANCE i lt*$ U .S. GOVERNMENT PROPERTY SEALED BID SALE Post Office - Land and Building Algona, Iowa Located on the Northwert Corner of Call and Dodge Streets, Algona, Iowa Thit property is suitable for commercial use or development. TO BE SOLD BY SEALED BID June 16, 1965 1:00 P.M. CST For Bid Form, Bidding Instructions, and further information, write or call: General Services Administration Real Property Division 1500 East Bannister Road Kan««s City, Missouri 64131 (816), 361-0860 Ext. 7240 yards awny from Iho car that was carrying 240 pounds of ox- plosive). I was .rattier . badly smashed up: fate all eat up (70 stitches) from flying glass from the windows, my glasses were the only thing that saved me from losing my eyes — as they stopped most of the force of the flying glass. My left eye was injured, bu after corrective surgery (two weeks ago) they are hopeful thai I will regain most of my vision My left -elbow bone was shatter ed and part of the bone blown off— so it will be many months and considerable surgery to re store the use of my left arm (I'm in a cast, of course — and will start the surgery in about three weeks). My right leg was badly cut and it damaged the nerves that control my fool and ankle. I am able to get around now without a cast — by using a cane — and the prognosis is good for a complete recovery on the leg. Well, enough of the gory details. I am now in "out patient" status, after spending about 4 week in various hospitals be- .ween here and Saigon. I'm stay- ng here in Malibu with brother Terry '(he has a pad right on the jeach) so it is a delightful spot o recuperate. Will probably be round here for a couple of months before I'm well enough o return to Washington, D. C. Guess that's about all for now —Thanks for your letter and houghful concern for .my well cing. Hal Padgett. (Continued from Haft tlons df the redf. It teem* fielder* wary of being i on the noggin by a fall can't see nttke llke> 0e0ft Cri ahd dig fox holes. This It « slight exaggeration. At a cost of $20,000 the plastic hat been painted a dull blue, The fact tome outfielders couldn't catch a ball has been also said to b<* a fault of the Astro e*»».' fielders, as the tearh is called, The plastic is supposed to.let in sunlight so the 'grass will grow. Looking down at;the outfield from some 200 feet above it the grass looks pretty skinny like a fellow with a bad scalp problem. They are now thinking of experimenting with artificial grass, and if it can be done Texas will do it. There is a "stag" room bar deal in which women are forever barred. It has a gold glistening floor, a bit on the garnish side but giving a feeling of to heck with the money — there's Told for the reaching down for t The guide confides that One bar of 128 feet length Is actually carved from one .mahogany log". That of course is. not; for' the peasant trade. . - ; There are no stairs;-4- all ups jnd downs are by ramps except where there are escalators,'sin r gle person wide. Colored arrows over the ramps indicate;where each color of ticket is to?-go "WE REALLY LIKE OUR GAS AIR CONDITIONING" Says Bob Bomgaart of Bostgaara Store "We were one of the first (tores in this entire area to have total GAS air conditioning — and we really like it! Conditions in the store — for customers and employees ali ke — are wonderful!" Right now is a good time for you to look into the possibility of GAS air conditioning for your business or home. Have GAS air conditioning installed NOW — and escape the red hot days this summer! II is now possible for you to have Air Conditioning with our now lease pro- cram - for as little as $13 per month, including all service and maintenance - on North Contra! Gas Linos, Come in today and talk to us about it! NORTH CENTRAL PUBLIC SERVICE CO. COMPLETE LP AND NATURAL GAS SERVICE 10 EAST ITATf much like the gWde signs an freeways. The biiefe is; iir «jh(lilitoied by a 8,000-1611 (Of wii it «6,000) unit, m eonifolled by i ftm ter which checks the outside temperature and regulates the interior to keep it at a comfort* able 72 degrees. It'i big, ToH-iryle blfl gut it alto requires • heck of a lot of walking to get from the car to the •eat/and i fellow get» tired and run down enough to partonlte one af rhe five restaurant!, or the cafe' teria, the numerous "snack bars/' and bars to get hit strength back, There is no chance of anyone getting claustrophobia unless he gets tossed in the pokey. And with a parking area for 30,000 cars and the confusion in direction caused by the circling Inside the dome a fellow could walk the 50 miles to Galveston and not be surprised when he couldn't find his car. It is said some have just given up, sat down, and waited for a hour 6r ;go until the parking area cleared out and they could take a chance on what car is left being theirs. ; '••:' . .•::; From tHe upper decks , (or whatever, they are called like "levels") the playing field looks mighty, small. In fact it looks like the pitcher could, easily hand the ball to the catcher. But that look/ is deceiving From the plate it is 406 ft. to the seats; in center field, and 340 feet to the right and left field seats. And those who have been paralyzed sitting on the Wooden planks on most stadiums will find the padded theatre-type seats mighty, comfortable. The dome is owned by the city of Houston or maybe it's the county. Anyway bonds' were issued, and the whole thing is run by the Houston Sports Association, that is evidently anxious to pay back the money. There are more nickel catchers in the concession line than in iribst parks. It it designed of course so baseball can be played on e rainy day. But when the humidity is just right, and Houston is only a hoot and a hollar from the gulf, the battle between the outside temperature and inside temperature creates a cloud-like problem with moisture forming on the inside of the dome. 'This is' said' to drop occasionally just like rain. However this is ridiculed by the Houstoner who says the air conditioning can be regulated to prevent this. Well, it's a good story anyway, ! but the strenuous objections made to the idea just might indicate there is something to it. , .Anyone visiting Houston should take time to see it or maybe even attend a game. Best advice is to .use a taxi to get there and back to the pad. There ia a taxi stand at games. The best way, to find it is to get outside at any convenient 'gate — it might be the right one. However chances being what they are, it won't be, and a fast trot around the dome on the outside Will eveptually lead to the taxi stand j^st as the last one leaves. And there are also busses at games, ; ;. Oh yesl The scor^boardl fjo- sides givliilg the scores ahd other things a Scoreboard usu< al(y does, it is eojuipped to ex- pled* ink tort of electronic nightmare when an Astro hits a home run. The thing lights up with kicking horses or built, an observer Isn't quite tyre; and does pyrotechnics evidently conceived by ah electronic genius who had either • great sense ef humor or a to graduate seniors Thursday / Twin itiyers high school seniors ; are in. the process of receiving degrees this week .with three .special nights dated .this Week Baccalaureate exercises were held Sunday night at Bode with Rev. Robert Le Mont, pas- tpr of the Trinity Lutheran church at Ottosen, giving the sermon. Class night will be held Tuesday night, May 18 beginning at 8 p.tn. with athletic, music, speech) annual, homemaking and scholarship awards announced at this time. ' And then commencement exercises will be held Thursday night, May 20 at 8 p.m. with Fred , T: Fenchel, promotional representative with the Quaker Oats Co., as the'main speaker. <c6*iiic;fjON^ ; '- ; .••:•'';.' -'/Y. •In ; th4 .obituary of George Wichtendahl the pallbearers were Leonard • Baas, Wermit Kuecker, Russell Harris, Martin Potratz, Forrest Gilmore, arid Hartwick Jenson. Only one brother Herman, at Wilfair Rest Home, Burt, survives. Three sisters are deceased. The item incorrectly, listed a sister. ENDSWED.MAY19 T he SCf^fi Stretches To /ast New Horizons, To Tell The Epic Story Of The Great Soulhwfist! COLUMBIA PICTURES /V MMES . Cow i M n « lili «rk SENT* FUMED M PANAVISIOr COLOR ENDS WED, MAY 19 EWIS Jerry lewis" Piokllon), Jerry's a dumb-like-a-fox bellhop PLUS CO-HIT IN LOVE .WITH SIX BJDS! RfYMOLOS IN CUFF " """° DAVID ROBERTSON • JANSSEN Eileen Heckarl-Hans Conried'Mary McCarly .tf'f, ,'•"•. ' GRADS High School Left to right, Sally Eichhorn, Tom Addy, Duane Sheldahl, Michael Hearn, Ljnda Clayton, Jerry Sunde, Linda Wirtjes, Sharon Hearn. Of course •— it's the biggest Scoreboard in the world, some four stories high. Unfortunately the Astro hitters haven't yet caused the use of much electricity, The Astros used to be known as the Colt 45s, But the manufacturers of that firearm took a dim view Of use of the name and sued to make them stop it, Aft*r til only the Mete one set* son bent them out of low man on the totem pole. So Houston being the new space center, courtesy of LBJ and the democratic administration, they sought to capiUUie on the *pwe .§§ ty ^Utog th* team the Ajtroj. Houstonians take •dim view of people cell- ing the teajn really far out -~ in space. An Algoni fjri will be among 92 gradji»tes from Duchesne College of the Sfecred Heart in Onjihi, Neb. Miry Bradley, the daughter of |fr. »nd Mrs. M Joseph Bradley pf 706 N. Thorington, will receive her bachelor's degree, M conw^o«?J»*at t¥ff cises Saturday, May 29. Left to right, Wayne Cordes, Lynn Hertzke, Linda Siemens, Marsha Krominga, Richard E, Paulsen, Brian Ellsworth, Judy Jutt.ng, Linda Kollasch. Left to right, Myra Heidecker, Stanley Tjaden, Conly Blome, Gary Geilenfeldt, Alma Mileham, Richard Thomson, Myrna Maass, Gary Garrett. Left to right, Patricia Boehm, Patty Koppen, John Olson, Jeff Blome, Bonnie Becker, Linda Boettcher, Earl Cushman, Bettye King. Phone 2151 W. E. LEY MOTORS 'FORD A MERCURY' Lekote BRACK'S SUPER VALU Fancy Groceries Fresh Vegetables A. E. ANDERSON Phone Iff 1 General Insurance Farm Loans Farmers Trust & Savings Bank Laketa " Ffitnt 3M1 J. E. UKENA CO. Qwr Own Hardwire Plumbing, Heating ft Electric.) Wc-rk Phono 3971 LAKOTA CREAMERY

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