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Read it for more NEWS - Se« it for batter PICTURES - Use it for more BUSINESS WASHINGTON - The Army's Walter Reed Hospital, where wounded GIs from Viet Nam get their plastic surgery and artificial limbs, is a picturesque complex of buildings, shrubbery and fountains. The grounds are park-like, the grass trim, the atmosphere serene, On warm days, soldier sin blue pajamas lounge on the benches, and birds nestle in the maple and oak trees lining the paths. The marble steps at the main entrance are fit for a President, and indeed, Presidents come here for their hospital care. The lobby is dazzling white, But behind the impressive front, there are drab halls, low- hanging water pipes and dingy rooms that reek of alcohol. You visit an enlisted men's ward. Forty-five beds are crowded in one room, Young men, missing arms and legs blown off in Viet Nam, hobble and jostle around the packed quarters. There are only one shower and four wash basins for all the men in the ward. Dirty uniforms have been tossed in a bin 10 feet from the basins. The floor is covered with filth. - o - —CRIES IN THE NIGHT-The patients say there is only one nurse and one orderly on duty during the night. They tell how a man, suffering from a stroke, struggled out of bed to call the nurse after being awakened by the cries of a fellow patient. The orderly was asleep, the nurse doing paperwork in her office. She heard nothing. As you leave, you wonder about a sign on the door: "Air conditioned. Please do not leave open." For the room is unbearably warm. Downstairs in the officers' quarters, the ward is partitioned into semi-private rooms. The toilet facilities are adequate and clean. The air is comfortably cool. You learn that the cool air from the officers' quarters is supposed to be channelled into the enlisted men's wards. But the chill is lost somewhere en route. Back outside, you wonder why so much money is spent keeping the outside freshly painted when the wards look as if they hadn't seen paint in years. You drive along curving roads to the gate, and a guard salutes smartly. But as you pull away, your mind is back in the dismal wards with the neglected heroes of the Viet Nam War. - o--SOCRATES AND SANTA— Secretary of the Treasury Henry Fowler, asked in Europe what advice he had come to give the financial community, said he had taken to heart what a grade- school girl once wrote about Socrates. "Socrates was a wise man," she wrote. "He gave advice. He was poisoned and died." Afterward, aides presented Fowler with a miniature Santa Glaus. An attached note declared: "This is one fellow they will never poison." - o —WIVES TO THE RESCUE-A handful of irate Congressional wives have shown how effective the ladies can be behind the scenes. They got their dander up over an amendment, introduced by Rep. Paul Rogers, D-Fla., to let the states certify and accredit nursing schools. This would have the effect of lowering the high standards now set by the National League for Nursing. Rogers slipped his amendment through the House Commerce Committee without hearings or publicity. But some of the wives who happen to be registered nurses heard about it. Among them were the spouses of Rep. Jeffery Cohelan, D- Calif., David King, D-Utah, Hervey Machen, D-Md., James 0'- Hara, D-Mich., Rolland Redlin, D-N. D., Lionel van Deerlin, D- Calif., and Charles Vanik, D- Ohio. The aroused ladies formed their own private lobby and sallied forth to battle the Rogers amendment. Too late to stop House action, they wiled a promise from Senators to block the amendment in the Senate-House conference. * o "PRAISE FOR LBJ" Most of our European allies are critical of President Johnson's Viet Nam policies, but West Germany's acting Secretary of State Felix von Eckardt has come out in strong support. Upper ESTABLISHED 1865 •« second class matter at the poitofflee at Mgona. Iowa (80511). Nov. 1. 1932, under Act of Congress of March 3. 1879. AIGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1965 8 Pages A 12 Page Tabloid VOL. 100 - NO. 74 New Super Market For Mae Elbert Of Algona On No. Phillips Whiffemore, 70, Laid To Rest John Dreesman announced Friday that he has leased his building at 200 North Phillips Street, in which he has operated the Algona Produce since 1950, to W. A. Dunn of Webster City who plans to open a food store, in the near future. Mr. Dunn plans to remodel both the interior and exterior as well as hard surface all of the parking area south and west of the building. He also operates several other food stores, the major one at Webster City. The new store, Dunn's Sure Save Market will not only be a complete food market but will also offer a comprehensive line of soft goods, variety items, andhousewares, to be owned and managed by the Bomgaars family of Algona. The Bomgaars will operate this department in addition to their Ben Franklin store on State Street in Algona. Opening of the new store is planned as soon as the major remodeling is finished. The Algona Produce operating in Algona for 40 years will continue at 704 South Phillips under the management of Dallas Klein with the assistance of Charlie Davis, both long time employees of Mr. Dreesman. The feed business will be carried on by the Algona Produce in conjunction with the Algona Grain and Feed Company, both making Gooch Feed available in bulk or bags. 15-Year Old Dies In Ottosen Tractor Tip A 15-year old Twin Rivers high school sophomore was killed and his two cousins from Chelmsford, Mass., were injured in a tractor mishap 41/4 miles southwest of Bode Thursday evening. Killed in the accident was Warren Dodd HI, son of Mr. and Mrs. Warren Dodd, Jr., Ottosen. Injured were James Sheldon, 14, who suffered severe lacerations of the face and head, and Larry Sheldon, 12, who had minor bruises. Their condition at Lutheran hospital at Fort Dodge was described as good. Young Dodd was killed Instantly of a fractured skull. The Dodd family lives three miles west of Bode on the new county blacktop j.o.ad. The Sheldon brothers had come Thursday with their parents to attend the funeral of Warren J. Dodd, Sr. Saturday at Buffalo Center. Mr. Dodd died at Chelmsford. Young Dodd and his recently arrived cousins had gone for a ride on a tractor. They were 'apparently going around a square mile of county roads Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Brodale of Ottosen, first to arrive at the scene, were following the tractor at a distance, They thought at first the tractor, traveling west, had turned off the road. However, upon arriving at the scene, they found the tractor overturned. Warren Dodd HI was born at Buffalo Center, May 29, 1950. He was on the school newspaper staff and last year participated in basketball. A double funeral was held for Warren Duane Dodd m and his grandfather, Warren J. Dodd, Sr, Saturday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Patrick's Catholic church in Buffalo Center. Pallbearers were Virgil Hankins, Vernon Alexander, Clarence Smith, Berdlne Nygaard, Lawrence Monson and Art Jenson. Hamilton Funeral Home of Algona is in charge of arrangements. Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Warren Dodd, Jr., and four sisters, Sharon, Mary, Evelyn lone and Catherine. Funeral services for Mrs. Mae Elbert, 70, were held Saturday morning at St. Michael's Catholic church in Whittemore, with Father Philip Dailey officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mrs. Elbert succumbed Sept. 29 at her home in Whittemore. Hyink Funeral Home handled arrangements, Mrs. Elbert was born Oct. 28, 1894, in Whittemore, a daughter of Michael and Ellen Hayes. She was preceded in death by her husband, F. W. Elbert, and a son, Cletus, and an infant daughter, Mary. Surviving are three sons and two daughters: Mrs. Ed Farrell (Marcella), Virgil and Wayne, all of Whittemore; Darrell of Cherry Hill, N. J.; and Mrs. Milo Kollasch (Anita) of Algona. Sisters and a brother surviving are Mrs. Andrew Elbert of Whittemore, Mrs. KateMcGowan and Joe Hayes of Stanaway, Wash.; Mrs. Stella Lorentson of South Bend, Wash.; and Anna Hayes of Portland, Oregon. Pallbearers were six nephews: Ralph and Lawrence Schumacher, Jerry and Harlan Elbert, Orville Fuchsen and John Hayes. Lion Light Bulb Canvass Here Wednesday Night Wednesday night, Oct. 6, is the evening that the Algona Lions will make their annual citywide canvass to see that everyone has a good supply of light bulbs. Lions Light Bulb Night proceeds are used for a twofold purpose, partially supporting the Eye Bank project, and also financing the annual Lions Halloween party here for the kids. Bob Henderson and Phil Diamond are co-chairmen of the event. If you have your porch light on the boys will stop on signal to offer you a bag of light bulbs Miss Egel AHS H-C Queen 3-Car Mishap Betty Jean uatton,. i», Algona, was charged with following too closely as a result of a chain- reaction three-car accident which occurred at 9;37 a, m, on Call street Saturday, Mark T. McGuire, 43, Algona, driving a . 1963 Chevrolet pickup, had stopped, James H. Chalstrom, driving a 1961 Nash, was stopping behind the McGuire pickup when he was struck from the rear by the Gatton car. Judy Egel, popular Algona high school senior, was crowned 1965 Homecoming Queen in ceremonies preceding the Algona- Clarion football game here Friday night. The largest crowd in history of the new Athletic Field was present. Miss Egel is shown in the photo above about to present a small acceptance talk immediately following her crowning by last year's Queen, Jane Geilenfeld. Behind her in the photo, left to right, are Don Haase, Kitty Hardgrove, another Queen candidate, and Barry Watklns.. Other Queen candidates were Sue Moulton and Barb Medin. Miss Egel, who reigned during the game and at the Homecoming Dance that followed, is active in the Pep Club and is a cheerleader. The freshman float was awarded the first prize during the parade held Friday afternoon. Algona later defeated Clarion 14-6 to remain unbeaten. (UDM Flash Nev/sfoto) Rolfe Girl Band Festival Queen A Rolfe high school senior, Maribelle Ives, was crowned 1966 Kossuth Band Festival Queen before a large crowd, consisting of some 1,500 band members and many interested spectators, at the new high school Athletic Field here Saturday night. The crowning, which was done jointly by Roberta Hill, Ayrshire, 1965 Queen, second from right, and Miss Iowa, Marie Mushro, Sioux City, left, served as a fitting climax for the very successful seventeenth annual Festival here. Pat Montag, right, president of the Chamber of Commerce, sponsors of the event, •ervtd as master of ceremonies at the program. It was a full day of activities for the bands and Queen candidates, beginning with a big parade at 10 a. m. and continuing throughout tne day and evening. The Kiwanls float won first and Rotary float second in parade judging. Perhaps the most spectacular presentation was the appearance of Lani Jo and Leisa Gill of Hudson. Their individual and duet twirling performances made up the finest act ever seen at the Festival here. And the massed band numbers, led by several of the visiting bandleaders, were never better. Marching band demonstrations Saturday evening were presented by the Kanawha and Humboldt high school bands, after all bands had been Introduced. After the crowning, the massed bands closed the program with "Let Me Call You Sweetheart." One of the largest crowds in the history of the event showed up in the city, greeted by warm sunlight that made the entire show a success, (UDM Newsfoto) Ernest Bleuer Of West Bend Heart Victim Ernest Bleuer, 70, retired West Bend farmer, died of a heart attack about 5 p, m. last Friday at his home. Funeral services were held at 1:30 p, m, Monday at Peace Lutheran church of West Bend with the Rev. W. C. Ostermeier officiating, Burial was in West Bend Cemetery. Mr, Bleuer was born in Switzerland and came to the United States and Iowa when he was 16 years old. He farmed in the West Bend - Rodman community until retirement in 1962. Since then he had lived in West Bend. Surviving are his wife, the former Tiilie Rabe; six children, Mrs, Lawrence Collmann of Manson, LeRoy of West Bend, Wilmer and Harlan, both of Millington, Mich., Mrs. Bernard Bell of Whittemore and Mrs. Donald Rader of LaGrange, 111. Also surviving are one brother and one sister, John of West Bend and Mrs. Herman Carlson of St. Peter, Minn, To Locate 53-Acre North Of Algona A 53-acre lake is in the making for an area located three miles north of Algona, as the result of a decision, and action, by the Kossuth County Conservation Board, last week. The location is on the east side of U. S. 169, and has a blacktop road along the north side of the area. First move in the project will be construction of a dam 22 feet high, which ultimately will fill in a lake area about a half mile long and some 800 to 900 feet wide, with a small Island in the middle, The darri itself will be about 550 feet wide, with a concrete spillway that will eventually empty the overflow into the east fork of the Des Moines River. Les Faber and Jim Merryman have the contract for the work and hope to be able to start on the project quickly. There will be a total of 114 acres of land involved, with shoreline areas to provide pheasant cover in one section and a swamp area on the northeast edge of the lake. Estimates are that about 1100 acres of land including quite a few drain tiles will feed into the lake and provide the water. Contract for the dam and spillway totaled $10,340, The money comes from a half mill levy voted in conjunction with the establishment of a County Conservation Board, several years ago. Members of the board are A. J. Budlong of Titonka, H. M. Smith of Algona, Harold Swanson of Buffalo Center, L. N. Bormann of LuVerne and Mancil Hurlburt of Swea City. Ed Collinson, Ex-Algonan, Heart Victim Funeral services were neid Sept. 28 at Tyler, Minn, in the Baptist church for Ed. R. Collinson, 71, who died Sept. 24' of a heart attack at Mesa, Ariz. For the past several years he has divided his time between Mesa and came home to his farm summers. He has not been in good health the past few years. He was married to Hilda Larson, sister of Ted Larson, Algona, who died several years ago. They had a daughter, Mrs. Irvin Nissen, of Lake Benton, Minn., who was here for the services which were also attended by Mr. and Mrs. Ted Larson, Mrs. Bertha Bilsborough, sister of the deceased, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Bilsborough, sisters Mrs. Anthony Jandl, Burt, and a brother Clyde, Council Bluffs. Another sister, Mrs. Fred Czapp of Minneapolis, Minn., was unable to attend. Mr. Collinson is survived by his second wife, Edith Mobly Collinson, and her son, Robert Mobly, and five grand - children. Graveside services were held here and interment at Hiverview cemetery after which lunch was served at the church by Mrs. BilsborouRh's Methodist circle Farm & Home Tabloid Included with today's Algona Upper Des Moines is the Oct. rotogravure Farm and Home Section. It features some good suggestions for the housewife on foods, an article on Farming's Future, and some interesting- sidelight stories Bancroft Editor Is Resigning Jim Sullivan editor of the Bancroft Register, has resigned to to accept a position with the Des Moines Register and Tribune, Three Minor Mishaps Here On Friday The Algona police department investigated three accidents Friday evening. The first occurredat4;02p.m. on Minnesota street. Rodger I. Long, 18, Algona, was charged with improper passing after the 1965 Buick he was driving struck a 1965 Dodge truck, driven by Darold Craig Simmons, 29, Algona, and owned by P. R. Irons Plumbing and Heating. The second occurred at 5:30 p. m. at the intersection of State and Jones streets. JoAnn Lavon Schafer, 26, Algona, driving a 1959 Ford, was going north on Jones with a green light. Duard F. Perdue, 44, Swea City, driving a 1964 Chevrolet truck, was going west on State and making a right turn onto Jones street. He did not see the Schafer car and collided with it. A minor accident near the football field at 9:50 p. m. was reported when Marie Lowman, 49, driving a 1963 Mercury, hit a parked car as she was going west near the railroad tracks. The car, a 1965 Ford, was owned by James R. Ashpole, Sr., Clarion. There was an estimated $30 damage to the Lowman car and $25 to the Ashpole car. Lake On 169 Bud Nelson, Ex-Resident, Dies Suddenly Delyle W. (Bud) Nelson, 55, former long-time resident of the Good Hope and Emmetsburg areas where he farmed, died of a heart attack at Jackson, Mich. Wednesday. Funeral services for Mr. Nelson were held at 9:30 a. m. Saturday in McCullough's Funeral Chapel, with Fr, Bruch officiating. Burial followed at Calvary cemetery. Mr. Nelson moved from this area in 1951 after selling his farm in the Good Hope area a year earlier. He built several homes and lived here in the next 1 1/2 years, then moved to Inglewood, Cal,, lived there for several years, then purchased a farm near Lake of the Ozarks at Eldon, Mo. For the past three years, he has trained his own string of harness race horses and was traveling with them in Michigan at the time of his death. His wife, Rose, the former Rose Fude of Cylinder, survives. Other survivors include two daughters, Marjorie (Mrs. Dan Loizzo) and Carol, Lake Forest, HI.; a son,' Larry, Inglewood, Cal.; five grandchildren; and two brothers, Virgil, Inglewood, Cal., and Alan, Washington, D. C. Hurt In Crash At Whittemore Two young men were taken 10 St. Ann hospital as a result of a one-car accident which occurred at 9;45 p. m. Friday, 2 miles east of Whittemore on the McGregor blacktop at its intersection with another blacktop. Injured were the driver, Jackie Leroy Hough, 17, Rodman, with head injuries, and a passenger, James A. Havner, 18, Grenola, Kansas, with head and leg injuries. The driver was going north and' went through a dead end intersection and took out the fence of Francis Crotty. The 1959 Thunderbird was considered a total loss and damages to the fence v ere estimated at $50. Investigating officer was Ralph Lindhorst, sheriff. Jackie Hough was treated and released and James Havner was released Saturday. The young men are construction workers, with temporary homes at Rodman.

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