Kottuth County'* Largfttt N«w»pap*r Clftufittoft Slgona ©pper jWome* t I . |YV .t i ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered as second class matter at the postofflce at Algona, Iowa, Nov. 1. 1932. under Act of Congress of March 3. 1879. AIGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, APRIL 15, 16 Pages — 2 Sections VOL. 100-NO. 28 By Russ Waller Our readers are in for a surprise in the second section of this issue — another first in this area in color reproduction in a newspaper. Earl Miller of Algona, who as a boy frequently visited relatives in Boone, tells a story about Jack Shelley, popular WHO radio and TV news broadcaster. It seems that as a boy, Jack had wires strung all over the neighborhood, so many that local authorities asked him to take some of them down. He also engineered a telephone tap and had ear phones in a tree house, or so Earl says. Jack may deny this, but it indicates an early interest in methods of communication. Kyle Keith and Gerald Frankl did a good TV job from Mason City the other evening, telling of their trip to South America on a farm goodwill project. They seemed to loosen up as the program went along. The same two, plus Roger Linde of Swea City, are slated for a Fort Dodge interview, also. Now tell all, men. We note where a woman is asking a divorce from her husband because some of his ways were rather odd. One of them was his insistence on turning off the light switches with his elbows. Now that we think of it, that is rather odd, isn't it ? Several of our out-of-state readers have written about mail delivery of their papers. They seem to miss issues. About all that we can do is print them, address them, sack them, and take them to the local postoffice, which in turn dispatches them. What happens to them after that seems to be id the hands of fate. There are three (of many) bills introduced in the state legislature that have interesting angles. House File 132 would permit cities and towns to establish public parking facilities and to assess the cost against privately owned property withiji a benefited district. It passed the house, then went to the senate. House File 179, which passed the house, would raise to 35 percent (from 25 percent) the amount the State Highway Commission may spend from the primary road fund each year for highways through cities and towns. (North Jones Street ?) House File 385 would allow any resident of Iowa to apply for the job of county assessor, whether he lived in the county or not. It passed the house. Present law limits applicants to residents of the county. No Indians ever built their villages where they could get flooded out every so often . . . No Sunday baseball on TV, but hours of golf and tennis ? . . . Harlan Miller may have been cussed as well as discussed in the Register's "Over The Coffee" but the paper still has a little digging to do to find a successor who will be as thoroughly read. We hesitate to mention this, for fear it may erroneously be interpreted as recognition of Red China . . . but a Xmas gift of a set of Chinese checkers, sort of discarded in the holiday season furore, has been dusted off and since other members of the household have found they can wallop the Old Man at this game, they can't play enough. It just seems to have too many marbles for the Old Man to master successfully. Famous Last Line — I don't owe nobody nothing . . . even if it only lasts a day or two. leister Egg Hunt A Giant Easter Egg Hunt is scheduled for the Starlite Drive- In theatre, Easter Sunday starting at 6:30 p.m. The hunt will be divided into two age groups, one from ages up to six and the other from 6 to 12 years of age. The grand prize will be a T.V. Chair and two toy puppies and many other valuable prizes. The Easter eggs will be chocolate. Spy Charge Hurled At P r - plo « T ° Leave Algona Algonan In Peace Corps This summer Algona High Honor Society Members Chosen An Algona youth, Wayne Johnson, 23, is in the center of heated controversy in Jogakarta, Indonesia. Johnson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Johnson, Algona, joined the Peace Corps last year and is stationed in the Jogakarta region of the southwest Asian republic with another volunteer, Tom Duffer, Hodgenville, Kntucky. Johnson's stay in Indonesia may end at any time as Communists have been staging wild demonstrations against the Corpsmen. Johnson and Duffer have been accused of spying for the Central Intelligence Agency, which may seem a little far out in left field to folks around here, but seems to be standard procedure in some parts of the world. Demonstrations of screaming Communist youths carrying torches and banners are becoming more frequent. So far the Corpsmen have not been personally threatened, but are subjected to editorial attack by Communist newspapers almost daily. The two Corpsmen teach track and basketball to Indonesian youths in Jogakarta. They live with an Indonesian family and are paid about $2.50 monthly. Each day freshly painted signs appear on the walls of buildings reading "Kick Out Peace Corps" as the Communists continue to attack the presence of the Peace Corps volunteers all over Indonesia. The Indonesian government has recently seized American owned oil companies and rubber estates in the area and has closed down the United States Information Service. Local Dealers To Give Free Car Away May 9 Condition Of Injured Is Good, Waterloo The Automotive Bureau of the Algona Chamber of Commerce has announced it will sponsor a huge Auto Show May 8-9 at the - floral hall of the Kossuth Fairgrounds. They will not only use the 10,800 square feet of the floral h«"ll, but they have also rented a 120 foot circus tent to help accommodate all of the gorgeous car models. A stage will be in the center of the Floral hall. Here visitors will be entertained by top-notch acts direct from Chicago. The automobile manufacturers are cooperating by sending special cut-away and special design show models for visitors to view. A big feature of the Auto Show will be the drawing for a free new car the last evening at 9 p.m. The winner will have his or her choice of nine different makes. It won't be necessary to be present to win. Because of the terrific expense involved, there will be a one dollar admission charge.Tickets are on sale now at any Algona auto dealer or automobile parts jobber. This is the first time an auto show of this magnitude has ever been held in this part of the state. Offer Federal Flood Damage Aid To Area Congressman Stanley L.Gre- igg announced today that following the congressman's visit with Howard Bertsch of the Farmers Home Administration and with Secretary of Agriculture Freeman, 9 northwest Iowa counties have been designated as eligible for farmers home administration emergency loans. The counties include Emmet, Humboldt, Kossuth and Palo Alto. Loans will be made for anything farmers need to keep going and to get back to where they were before flood waters struck. This would include purchase of feed, seed, fertilizer, replacement of equipment and livestock; and other essential farm and home operation expenses and for the replacement and repair of buildings, fences, and drainage irrigation systems. The interest rate will be 3% and repayment schedule will depend on the purposes for which the loans are made. Application should be made through county FHA offices. Congressman Greigg stated, "I am extremely heartened by the prompt attention given by Mr. Bertsch and Secretary Freeman to our request made yesterday. TV Program A program on a recent tour of South American countries by more than 40 lowans will be featured Thursday (tonight) at 10:30 p,m. on KEYC-TV, Mankato, Guests on the program will include Roger Linde, Swea City, Kyle Keith, Algona, and Gerald Frankl, Irvington. MRS. CANADAY The condition of Mrs. John Schade, and Janet Braun, Algona high students, and Patty Schulz, all of Irvington, is reportedly good, according to Waterloo hospital officials. The three were injured in a crash near Allison at 4 p.m. Saturday in which two other area residents, Mrs. Clarence Canaday, 40, Irvington, and Mary Cowan, 18, senior at Algona high, lost their lives. Funeral services for Mrs. Canaday and Miss Cowan were held Tuesday here. Rites for Mrs. Canaday were held at 10 a.m., while services for Miss Cowan were held at 1 p.m. Burial for both was at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens. Complete obituaries appeared in the Tuesday issue of the UDM. Mrs. Canaday is survived by her husband, four children, her parents and four brothers and sisters. Miss Cowan is survived by her parents, a sister, and two grandparents. A large number of high school students attended the rites. 2 Fined $300 After OMVI Two persons, Lucille Hoi and and Glen G. Hildebrand, were each fined $300 and costs in district court here this week after entering guilty pleas to OMVI charges. Judge G. W. Stillman passed sentence. Lucille Hof was arrested by Patrolman Charles Bird on highway 169 south of Algona March 26. Hildebrand was apprehended by Patrolman Tom Cogdall on highway 169 north of Algona April 4. Both were bound over to district court following preliminary hearings in Mayor Bill Finn's court. ..... Postpone Meet The Eagle aeiays, slated at Eagle Grove Tuesday, April 13, have been postponed and will be held May 12. Dr. Carol L. Plott, who has practiced general surgery in the Algona area since July, 1959, has Informed the Upper Des Moines he will be leaving Algona the last of June. On July 1, he will become associated as a general surgeon with the Spirit Lake Medical Center, Spirit Lake. There are at present four physicians in this clinic set-up, which is well known through northwest Iowa. Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Rooney have purchased the Plott residence in Algona. Ex-Resident's Final Riles Held Tuesday Funeral services were held Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. for Mrs. Margaret Haggard Moore, 89, former Algonan. The Rev. Frank Harcey of the Congregational church conducted the service at McCullough's Funeral Chapel, with burial at Riverview. Mrs. Moore died Friday at a hospital in San Antonio, Texas, after having been admitted the previous evening. Mrs. Moore was born In Algona Nov. 19,1875, and educated here. She attended St. Mary's College at Faribault, Minn, and taught in the Union school and later in Titonka. She later taught in San Antonio after the family moved there in 1910. Her husband, Harry Moore, to whom she was married here, died in 1945. Mrs. Moore was the only sister of the late Mrs. Mattie Fal- ^ kenheiner and a sister of the'" late Melzar Haggard. Additional survivors include a niece, Barbara Haggard, Eleanor (Mrs. Forrest Twogood), of Los Angeles, agrand-niece, Judy (Mrs. Richard Thoreson) Algona, and niece,'Veda (Mrs. Eugene MurtaghX Algona. Pallbearers Included members of the Druggist Mutual Insurance Company. Flood Lessens Despite April Showers Here April showers -that was pretty much the weather story in Kossuth county during the past week and despite more than 1 1/2 inches of rain, flood conditions here lessened as many highways and county roads became passable for the first time. Traffic began moving on high way 18 north of Algona Tuesday for the first time In more than a week. Many county roads remained a problem - and closed to traffic! And North Jones street here (highway 169 through town) erupted Into a series of big blisters, which state crews quickly leveled off. Rainfall was registered at the local weather station every day during the first five days of the period. Heaviest downfall was ,63" April 8. The high temperature during the week was 58 degrees Tuesday and the low 30 degrees April 9, Here are the readings: H L R Aprils 52 36 .63" April 9 54 30 .28" April 10 53 44 .35" April 11 53 41 .24" April 12 52 35 .04" April 13 58 31 April 14 - 43 Pictured above is the present membership in the National Honor Society unit at Algona High School, including new members and probationary members. First row, seated, are Rod RicklefS, J Jackie Kinden, Gayle Phillips, Maureen O'Brien, Ann Wilson and Jean Christensen. Second row, Sally Bay, Connie Derbyshire, Tom Claude, Barbara Knudsen and Sue Moulton. .- ~ ^ Third row, Barbara Medin, Ddrene Funk, Jane Raney, Lois Hunt. Close Friday As in the past, practically all Algona business places will be closed from 12 to 3 p.m. In observance of Good Friday, April 16. Named Secretary Sandi Hagg.of Algona was elected secretary of the state Future Business Leaders of America at the convention held recently at Cedar Falls. The Algona chapter won a third place award for the best activities report. Fourth row, Marilyn Deal, Juanita Meyer, Trudy Alt, Jane Geilenfeld. Back row, Dennis Ohrtman, Milton Butzke, Dave Martin and Phil Taylor. New senior members are Meyer, Hunt, Deal, Alt, Funk,' Butzke, Geilenfeld and Ohrtman. New junior members are Martin, Bay and Raney. Provisional sophomore members are Moulton, Mcdin and Taylor. (UDM foto by Bruce Ritchie). Ex-Radio Announcer Dies, Overdose Of Sleeping Pills Plan New P.O. Move Apr. 24, Ready or Not! Was Out On Bond Pending Juvenile Case Gordon K. Root, 30, former employee of radio station KLGA from 1961-64, was found dying in his room at the Acreage Motel east of Algona about noon Monday _ and succumbed to what Dr. R. F. Snyder, Swea City, termed "an overdose of sleeping pills" before ambulance attendants could get him on a stretcher forli trip to the hospital. Root, who had been living recently at Redwood Falls, Minn., registered in at the local motel about 6 a. m. Sunday. During the morning Monday, a cleaning lady at the motel found she could not get in to straighten up the room, and notified Horace Clapsaddle, who with his wife own and operate the motel. The latter went to the motel unit, couldn't get in due to a chain lock on the door, but could see Root lying in bed, fully covered with blankets. He shouted from outside the door, attempting to rouse the man—and when that seemed to do no good, notified Police Chief Al Boekelman who hurried to the scene. Boekelman also notified Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst, who also went to the motel. Mr. Clapsaddle loosened screws holding the chain on the door and he and Boekelman then went inside and found the man alive, but breathing heavily. Root was also still alive when the sheriff arrived and died shortly after the arrival of the ambulance. Oxygen was used in an attempt to revive him. Dr. Dean Koob, who had been called and asked to meet the ambulance at St. Ann hospital, then arrived and pronounced the man dead. The body of Root was taken to a Mason City hospital for an autopsy and the results were not known here. His body was then returned here and a funeral home from Hutchinson, Minn, was to return it there for services. Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Root of Hutchinson, the man's parents, arrived here Monday evening, along with other members of the family. Investigating officers found three empty sedative bottles in a waste basket in the room and a bottle on a night stand nearby which had about 25 pills in it. According to Sheriff Lindhorst, Root "hadn't been around here to my knowledge." Root's auto was parked at the motel. It was not known why he was in Algona. He had been employed as an announcer at the local radio station.' . Authorities are at a loss to know the reason for Root's return here at this time. County Attorney Gordon Winkel said that Root had been in custody ,by a warrant here a few weeks back. He had been jailed qn a matter involving a juvenile, but was released on bond earlier this month and the matter was continued. Details were not released in full by local authorities, but one juvenile revealed information which led to the warrant being issued. Young Driver Charged After Car-Bus Crash William R. Phelps, 16, Swea City, was charged with traveling too fast for conditions after the auto he was driving collided with:a school bus carrying several^, stijde/itp at a county road IrfteTsedtioftKSjx miles north of Swea City at 8:10 a.m. Friday. prive* 1 of the bus was Raymond R, Gustafson, 40, who was piloting a bus owned by the Grant School District. Phelps suffered a cut on the n*6ad; and "Was treated by a Swea City^' ddfct^V, while none of the students $i the driver of the bus : were injured. Damage to the auto was' estimated at $1,600, while damage to the bus was $200, 'according to Patrolman Charles Bird who investigated. ' ' ' .. _ _- To'Nlvir tank Post Gordon Hall, who has been associated with the Iowa State Bank here for several years, will become vice president and director of the Coral ville Bank and Trust CompanV, Coralville, Iowa, May 15. Tha* Halls will live in Iowa City temporarily. They are selling their hpme in Algona. luVerne Play The LuVerne Senior Class will present its class play "Pick A Dilly" on April 21, at 7:30 p.m : . Admission is 60? for Adults and 35? for children 12 and under. The public is urged to attend. Dennis Holmes is the director. To Fly Kites The Kiwanis Club, sponsors of Cub Scouting in Algona, has rescheduled a kite-flying contest, open to Cub Scouts, for May 1 at Bertha Godfrey school, beginning at I p.m. The long-awaited move of the local post office into its new quarters on East Call street here, originally scheduled Feb. 1, is now expected to take place Saturday, April 24, according to Postmaster W. W. Sullivan. Transfer of postal business to the new location will be made that day. Workmen are now busily wrapping up loose ends that will assure the move. The construction project had met with a number of obstacles during the past weeks, including weather, and some others of a technical nature. The original completion date target was February 1. There had been little work done on the 7,295 square foot structure, located at the intersection of Call and Minnesota streets, for several weeks, due to inability of workmen to complete work on the roof. The incomplete roof has been leaking and this fact, plus huge piles of snow all around the building, and construction problems, have made it difficult for workmen to finish up inside. Five mechanic's liens, filed against Wilfred J. Riopelle, Milwaukee, Wise., owner of the building, and asking a total of $8,285.07 tor work on the premises, are now entered on the books at the office of County Clerk Alma Pearson, and further complicate matters. Liens, and amounts involved are: Delmar J. Reding, $630.55; Johnston Clay Works, Inc., $944.85; Elmore Concrete Products, $2,041.49; and Garrison Bldg. Stone Co., $1,443.18. Three were filed recently and the otliei last August. A district court juument was granted to Mason City tile and Marble Co. for $3,225 during the past week. The building has been inspected at least twice by postal officials and each time there were item changes recommended, to meet postal standards. Construction of the new post office was first discussed in 1962 and bids for contracts were received during the summer of 1963. When completed and accepted for lease by the Post Office Department, the yearly rental to be paid to Riopelle, who reportedly has a dozen similar buildings around the country, is expected to be $13,500. Under the Post Office program, new structures are now being privately built and leased on long-term rentals. Union Services Will Be Held Here Friday Good Friday services will be held at the First Lutheran church starting at noon. Presenting the First Word will be Rev. Frank Harcey of the Congregational church, Father Milo Dailey of St. Thomas Episcopal church, Second Word, Rev. Mack Carlson of the First Baptist church, Third Word, Fourth Word, Rev. Walter E. Morz of the First Presbyterian church, with Mrs. Keith Christie presenting a vocal solo. Rev. Merlin C. Davies of the Good Hope Methodist Church will present the Fifth Word, Sixth Word, Rev. Mr. Newton Coughenour of the Methodist church, with the adult choir of that church offering all anthem. Rev. Robert Lorenz, pastor of the host church, will present the Seventh Word. Mrs. Fred Geigel, organist at the First Presbyterian church, will accompany Mrs. Christie. Mrs. Vernou Jensen, organist of the host church, will be at the organ for the balance of the service. Vocation Night Set For County Seniors Here The annual Vocation Night will be held Tuesday evening, April 20, at the Algona high school. All high school students in the county are invited to attend with their parents. Rppresentativesof many colleges, universities, trade, beauty and nursing schools will be here to discuss school programming with parents and students. In charge is KathryuSorensun, student counsellor of the school.
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