Estherville Daily News (Newspaper) - November 25, 1966, Estherville, Iowa Colorado Police By TERRY BORCHERS Increasingly-complex Facilities Rising at Site of New Kent Feeds Plant Work Meeting Schedule with Most Equipment now at Site South of Estherville Construction at the new Kent Feeds plant site south of Es-fiherville is, on schedule, according to Dale 'Neilson, Kent Feeds construction superintendent. Neilson s'aid this morning that 90 per cent of all the plant's equipment is at the building site and that 75 per cent of the outside construction work is completed. Workmen are now finishing spouting and outside wok, taking advantage of the mild wealthier, he sa'd. During bad weather, men have been setting the mill equipment on the inside of the building. Plant completion is set for June 1937. Next Wednesday or Thursday a crane will be at the plant site to erect the tallest leg of the building. The leg will receive grain and distribute it in the proper bins when the plant is in operation. Fagre Construction Co. of Estherville will spread read rock around the outside of the building early next week. Neilson is living in Estherville with his family. He is in charge of all Kent Feeds construction projects. 'Court Found Kiesinger not Nazi Backer' BONN, Germany (AP) - Kurt G-corg Kiesinger, Christian Democratic candidate for chancellor, has issued a legal report showing he was cleared in 1948 by 'a West German denazification court. The report was issued without comment Thursday night by Kiesinger's office. His efforts to succeed Ludwig Erbard as chancellor have been marked by criticism of his part in the Nazi government under Adolf Hitler. The court record showed Kiesinger had once been fined $12.50 >as an ex-Nazi,' but won an appeal. The court remitted the fine and ruled Kiesinger had risked his life to oppose the Nazis. Kiesinger joined Hitler's Nazi party in 1933. He says he turned against the party in 1934, but did not quit. During the war he was second in command of the radio propaganda section in the Foreign Ministry and at the end of ithe war was interned in an American camp. Holiday's Death Count Creeping Slowly Higher By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The toll of traffic deaths in the nation's long Thanksgiving weekend rose slowly today. Deaths thus far in the holiday numbered 232, including 50 victims in the 18-or-under age group. During a recent nonholiday four-day period, an. Associated Press survey, made for comparative purposes, showed a total of 546 traffic deaths. However, the National Safety Council did not make an advance estimate of highway deaths for the long weekend. The council said it considers the Thanksgiving period as basically a home holiday which does not involve as much driving as other major holidays. Traffic deaths hit a record high of 615 during the Thanksgiving weekend last year. Since the AP started tabulating highway deaths for the holiday eight years ago the lowest total was 442 in I960. Deaths in traffic accidents in the first nine months this year totaled 38,190, a 10 per cent increase over the corresponding period in 1965. The National Safety Council has said that last year's record toll of 49,000 deaths may be surpassed this year. In the four previous maior holidays this year, traffic deaths set records marks: New Year 564, Memorial Day 542, Independence Day 576 and Labor Day 636. Labor Negotiator Dies DETROIT (AP) - Manton M. (Mike) Cummins, 60, a top labor negotiator for Ford Motor Co., died Thursday from complications resulting from a fall recently at his home. Fired Nurse Files Appeal on Dismissal DES MOINES (AP)-A nurse fired as director of one of the Iowa Board of Control's federal programs has demanded a hearing under the Iowa veterans preference law. It is scheduled for Dec. fi. The nurse, is Mrs. Laura C. Richards of St. Paul, Minn. Dr. .James O. Cromwell, state mental health director, said Mrs. Richards was hired to direct a program at the Glenwood State Hospital-School for the mentally retarded. He said the school superintendent, Leonard Lavis, eventually "removed her from the payroll." Lavis said Mrs. Richards was hired Nov. 15, 1965, at $7,800 a year to di'ect a federally financed $25,000 in-service training program. The project is designed to give nurses aides special training for working with -c-tarded children. Lavis emphasized that he has high regard for Mrs. Richards' ability as a nurse but added: "We don't think she has handled this particular job well." Six Hospital Employes Promoted Six employes of Holy Family Hospital received promotions Thanksgiving Day, Sister Agnes Mavie, administrator, announced today. Bringing to their new positions a total of 48 years of service on the hospital staff, the employes were granted promotions on the basis of education, experience, and proven ability, she said. THE FORECAST Mrs. Muriel Skibba was named assistant office manager in charge of admissions and payroll. Having received her training in business from St. Margaret's Academy, Minneapolis, she gained experience as payroll clerk and acountant for a number of years. In her 7'/2 years at Holy Family, Mrs. Skibba held the positions of payroll clerk and senior accountant. Mrs. Mildred Sudek, after working at the hospital for the past six years as senior accountant, has been named assistant office manager in charge of accounting. She brought to the hospital a background of one year of business college and 17 years of experience in accounting. Barbara Wertz, R.N., has been named head nurse in the nev/ly-formed home health services division of nursing service. A graduate of Gruver High School, she received her nurses' training at St. Joseph Mercy School of Nursing, Sioux City, and has been employed at the local hospital as maternity nurse since her graduation in 1933. Named chief medical technologist, Gilbert Amdahl is a graduate of the Estherville public school syrtem, including Estherville Junior College. Beginning his work in laboratory as a hospital corpsman in the Navy in 1953, he received his B.S. degree from Concordia College, Moorhead, Minn., in 1960. After other hospital experience, Amdahl returned to Estherville in 1952 to work in the clinical laboratory department of Holy Family. Bringing over 22 years of experience on the hospital staff to his new post, Birger Hande-land was named plant supervisor in the maintenance department. Handeland was employed at the hospital when it was still called the Coleman Hospital and saw the hospital grow, through a number of building programs, from 30 beds to its present capacity of 121. Assisting Handeland, in the position of assistant plant supervisor, is Leonard Roberts. After many years of experience in maintenance work in its various aspects, Roberts came to Holy Family four years ago. The first to acquire a Second Class B Grade Engineer license to operate high-pressure bopers, he is assisting the other men of the maintenance department in acquiring theirs, ing Pair After Tip A man charged with kidnapping and his alleged victim, a pretty 21-year-old housewife from niral Dolliver, were apprehended by police early this mo ning in Boulder. Colo. Ronald Householder, 25, of Welcome, Minn., and Mrs. Ronald (EciK'.dene) McMurtry are in eiutody in Boulder awaiting escoi t hei e by Emmet County sheriff personnel and the Es-thorville Police Department. The Eotiliitr police apprehended the missing couple after receiving a telephone tip concerning th::ir whereabouts f:om Bramt County Sheriff Barney Reynolds today. Reynolds telephoned Boulder authorities after talking to the missing woman's husband, who received a telephone call from his wife early this morning. She reportedly then stated that she had a chance to call, Break-in Probe Nets 3 Three young I'Mhcrville men were arrested yc.-.terday in connection whh two recent break-ins at Estherville service stations. Cha ged with breaking and entering are Warren Stinar. 18, and Jimmie Linn and .lames Price, 19. The arrests were made following an investigation by the Estherville Police Department and the Emmet County She-riff's office. A preliminary hearing before Justice of the Peace James Greene was scheduled for 3 p.m. today. Law officers are also investigating any possible connections between the three men and a theft of $200 from the OK Pizza House early Monday morning, Sheriff Barney Reynolds said. The two break-ins occurred at Roy's Service Station and Chuck's Mobile Station. Stevenson Institute Campaign Itcgin.s CHICAGO (AP) - A campaign to ra'se $10 million for the Adlai E. Stevenson Institute of International Affairs will be �headed by Donald M. Graham, a Chicago banker. The institute, at the University of Chicago, will study problems of international peace. as Householder was "out." She told her husband, who in turn told the sheriff, where she was, and that s)i3 was all right. She d.d, however, say she was being held against her will. Householder has waived extradition on the kidnapping charge and will be returned here as soon as possible, according to Reynolds. McMurtry filed the kidnapping charge against Householder Monday, following his pregnant wife's disappearance Friday afternoon. Householder's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Householder of Welcome, and his wife, Joyce, have told the Daily News they do not believe Householder forced the woman to go with him, and that Householder and Mrs. McMuitry met at Faiimont Friday afternoon, and that Mrs. McMurtry weni. willingly. The Cecil Householders contend that their son and Mrs. McMu t;y had been seeing each other frequently since last summer, and Mr. Householder said today that when apprehended at Boulder the two were on their way back home. Ti:e elder Householder said today he has not heard from his son since his arrest, but that he had asked relatives in the Boulder area to tell his son to contact a lawyer at Fairmont. The elder Householder said he was extremely relieved that his son and Mrs. McMurtry were in safe custody, and that things would get cleared up after they return here. Householder and Mrs. McMurtry allegedly met while both were employed at the Stokely-Van Camp plant at Fairmont. They have made several phone calls to relatives and others in this area since their disappearance Friday. Mrs. McMurtry, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Huntley of rural Dolliver, was homecoming queen at Lincoln Central Community School as a senior. Her husband is employed in the hog plant at John Morrell and Co. at Estherville. Householder is foreman for the night shift at Stokely-Van Camp at Fairmont. He and his wife have one child. He is a graduate of Welcome High School. While Householder's family say they are convinced Mrs. McMurtry went along willingly, Mrs. McMurtry's husband and parents say they are convinced she d;d not. Both contend their viewpoints can be sutstantiated by evidence. ESTHERVILLE DAILY NEWS THE LARGEST CIRCULATION IN EMMET COUNTY 99fh Year; No. 43 Estherville, Iowa, Friday, November 25, 1966 Week 40(.'; Copy 100 U.S. Advisers, Viets Rout Enemy Force SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP)-Two Vietnamese irregular companies and their U.S. "Green Beret'' Special Forces advisers came out on top tonight in heavy combat, with a Communist force in the tangled jungles of War Zone C, an American command stokesman announced. A U.S. Army company linked up with the 240 or so irrcgulais, he said, and "the Viet Cong fled." There was no final report of casualties on either side, though initial advices were that allied losses were light. American aitiilc;y and air strikes had pounded the Communist troops in the action, in Tay Ninh Province nine miles noiiheast of Tay Ninh City Fund Up to $3,816 for Center Paving A Wa-tan-ye sponsored fund to finance hard-surfacing of the G-ood Samaritan Center entrance driveway and parking lot has reached $3,816.69. Estimated cost of the project is $12,OC0. As the Center is committed to the maximum financially, public subscription is the only way the paving project can be financed. Contributions are welcomed from anyone interested in the Center and may be left at (he Estherville Federal Savings and Lr: /z times the normal level as the sun rose through a dismal haze today. But the measurement showed a drop from the critical level reached Thursday night. Any deaths attributed to the smog would not be reported for a few days. A 10-day period of stagnant air in November 1963 was blamed for from 170 to 260 deaths. The pollution, which began to increase Wednesday night, was attributed to a massive temperature inversion hanging over the middle Atlantic coast. The inversion occurs frequently in the late fall, when warm air overrides and imprisons surface air. Austin N. Heller, city commissioner of air pollution control, said an air pollution reading of 60.6, five times the average level of 12, was registered at 8 p.m. Thursday, indicating an amount he said may have been the city's highest in history. It. dropped to 18.5 in the predawn hours, and had risen to 43.2 at the height of the commuter rush this morning when streets and parkways were jammed with vehicular traffic and incenerators were being lit. An air temperature of about 60 was expected. The pollution count, based on a sfiatebioal .meapurenwnt of sulphur dioxide and carbon dioxide in the air, indicates the amount of harmful substances in the atmosphere. The level considered dangerous is 50.