WITH KOSSUTH COUNTY'S LARGEST NEWSPAPER CIRCULATION BY RUSS WALLER It is good news that Ray Langfitt, manager of the Algona Theatre and Starlight Drive-In will remain in Algona. He was offered managership of a new theatre in Cedar Rapids, but ultimately chose to remain with his longtime associates, Central States Theatre, operators of the two enterprises here, Ray has been battling an eye condition which brought about one ope ration and may require a second, but he's on the ball all the time, nevertheless. * * * William Koons of Fairmont, Minn., a member of the Koons family from north Kossuth, went deer hunting with a friend up near Blackduck, Minn. They didn't see a deer but they did not draw a blank entirely .... he came home with a 125 Ib. timber wolf which he downed with three shots while looking for deerVThe adult timber wolf bounty was taken off in Minnesota July 1, 1965, so the usual $35 bounty was out, but he received permission to have the animal mounted and it has been purchased by Jack Silker of Fairmont. * * * WARNING - The State Dept. of Health advises special care in preparing the stuffing for turkey, saying it can be a potential cause of food poisoning because poultry stuffing contains ingredients that are a perfect medium for growth of bacteria. Doctors also have a word of advice - don't overeat I * * * South of Humboldt the State Highway Commission is putting a "burn" on some slippery asphalt, intended fo rough it up so that some of the fatal skids of the past are eliminated. * * * Gaile Towne went quail and goose hunting down in Missouri recently, and picked up a local paper from Brookfield, Missouri, which had a picture of an area farmer who had raised an average of 232.66 bushels of corn in a statewide corn yield contest sponsored by the Missouri Farmers Ass'n. . . . some corn yield - far better than the yield in quail and geese, Gaile says. That "Amazing lowans" series in the Register is interesting, and up to this point it seems to be a case of "if your father left it to you, you're amazing." * * * One can wonder what the nation and the future of the world might be, what turn events might have taken, if JFK had not been assassinated. * * * There is a little known fact about L. E. Kay, Livermore implement dealer killed recently in a traffic accident. Some years ago he was employed by Swift & Co. and was one of a group that worked on and developed the famous "K-Ration" of World War H . . , . when they came to the point of naming the packaged food concentrate they decided to call in "K-Ration", the ( K' standing for L. E. Kay. * * * Governor Harold Hughes has a cooler, calmer head than many a more minor official . . .. he called a halt to plans of the State Tax Commission to tax newly-arrived residents for an entire year's income tax for 1965, an obviously unfair and foolish move if folks haven't lived in Iowa the entire year and earned a year's income here.,., and he called a moratorium on the Buchanan county pursuit of the Amish school kids through corn fields while cooler heads try and work out a solution. * * * Wonder whatever happened to the East Side Women's Debating and Chowder Society ? No news of their doings for many a moon, * * • * Famous Last Line - Eat with abandon but drive with care. SIgona pper Be£ ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered as second class matter at the postoffice at AlKona, Iowa (60511). Nov. 1. 1932. under Act o£ Congress of March 3. 1879 ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1965 16 page* mefro - 16 pages tabloid VOL 100 - NO. 88 State Orders Assessment Boosts Lone Rock Couple Hurt, Neighbors Plow A group of good neighbors gathered at the farm of Amey Cherland, about seven miles northwest of Burt, Monday morning and quickly plowed 45 acres of land with equipment furnished by the workers. At noon, dinner was served to the men by the Mesdames Dave Weber, Julian, Odey and Amey Cherland, Art Person and Wallace McArthur, with food sent in by Mesdames Marvin Tigges, Dave Lynch, Ed Tigges, Lloyd Hutchinson, Sam McCleish, Merwin and Bob Marlow and Albert Shaser. Men who completed the good turn are shown in the aoove photo, and include Raymond Johnson, Gerald Angus, Albert Shaser, Bob Weber, David Lynch, Wallace McArthur, Mervin Marlow, Odey Julian and Roger Cherland, Art Person, Ed and Marvin Tigges Gerald Soderberg and Jim Coady. Mr. and Mrs. Cherland were both injured in a near-tragic 2-car crash four miles north of Algona on highway 169, Nov. 13 at 7 p. m. A total of four persons were hurt. Mrs. Cherland sustained facial lacerations and bruises and Mr. Cherland suffered a broken shoulder, lacerations and abrasions and'with the others were taken to St. Ann hospital for treatment. She was later released and is home, but Mr. Cherland was transfered to Park hospital, Mason City, where he will undergo surgery on his shoulder possibly this week. Seat belts were credited with possibly saving the lives of Mr. and Mrs. Cherland, according to the investigating patrolman, Tom Cogdall, Algona. It is not known when Mr. Cherland will return to his home. (UDM Newsfoto) N. Kossuth School Merger Proposal Gets Rejection A petition which sought to merge several school areas in the north end of Kossuth county was dismissed by the Kossuth county board of education during a meeting of that group here Thursday night. The board's reasons for dismissal were: A lack by the proposed district of pupil resources to provide an adequate educational program as set out by the General Assembly; and public school patrons of Bancroft Independent and Greenwood township school districts have been served by the Swea City district for several years by virtue of choices made by those patrons and their respective districts. As filed earlier, the petition sought to add the Bancroft, Greenwood, Ramsey and a portion of Grant to the. Ledyard Community School District. A crowd of about 100 attended a public meeting here two nights before the county board met Thursday and handed out its ruling. At that time, information pertaining to objections to, and favoring the petition was presented by attorneys, patrons and school men from the areas involved in the proposal. The board, near the end of the Tuesday meeting, stated it would make its decision within five days - and announced its decision after the Thursday night session, County board members are Wes Bartlett, Algona, chairman, C. R. Krantz, Titonka, TedWall- entine, Lakota, Orville Thoreson, Swea City and Wayne Smith, West Bend. | There's $2.50 Waiting For You! | • If You're a Reporter | • If You're a Photographer :j: This newspaper will give $2.50 each week for the :•:; best NEWS TIP given to this newspaper, either by :•:• telephone or personal visit. You do not need to write •:j: the story, just give us the tip and a few basic facts, •::• we'll do the rest. For every other tip used and which •:•: we have not already known, we'll give an additional •:•: dollar. | For the best news photo submitted each week, we'll vj pay another $2.50. Wedding and engagement pic- :£ tures do not count, just pictures of an un.usual and !;•• newsy valve/ and good black and white. | CAU 5.353S L: Robt. Harvey, 1], Succumbs; Rites Monday A 73 - year - old retired farmer of Swea City anr 1 burt died at 11 a. m. Thursday at the Fairmont Community hospital where he had been admitted only minutes before. He was Robert A. Harvey who earlier had been hospitalized in Fairmont almost continually since spring but had been at home about a month. He had suffered failing health for a number of years. He was widely known in Kossuth County. He was born Jan. 5, 1892 at Cozad, Neb. and was married to Emman Zanke who survives. The couple farmed in the Burt area until 1958 when they retired to Swea City. Survivors, in addition to his wife, are a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth Patterson of Swea City, a sou, James of Cedar Falls, eight grandchildren, three brothers and three sisters. His mother-in-law, Mrs. Anna Zanke, who has long made her home with the couple, also survives. Royal Arch Masons of Algona were honorary pallbearers at services to be at 2 p. m. Monday at the First Methodist church in Swea City, the Rev. Edward R. Maus officiating. Family services were at 11:30 a. m. Monday at Barnes Funeral Home. Burial will be in Harrison Township Cemetery. Don Degan Is Acting Postal Head, Bancroft Don Degan, Bancroft area farmer and former part-time postal worker, became acting postmaster recently following resignation of Mrs. Flora Bradley, Bancroft postmaster for 24 years. Mrs, Bradley resigned effective Nov. 11 to devote tier leisure time to services as president of the Kossuth County Democratic Women's Club, golfing and traveling to Phoenix, Ariz., and California. She came to Bancroft from Nashville, Tenn,, in 1923 as a school teacher and taught home economics in the Bancroft Public school before marrying Francis Bradley in June, 1925. She was appointed acting postmaster in January, 1942 and her permanent appointment came in July of that year. Area Gets Its First Snow; Melts Quickly Kossuth county got its first taste of snow this fall during the early morning hours Thursday, Nov. 18. It wasn't much, melting to .05", but it served as a reminder to everyone that winter cannot be far away. The snow was the only moisture received here, according to the official weather station, which also reported a high mark of 55 degrees (it was almost balmy) Sunday, and a low of 19 degrees Tuesday morning. Here are the readings: H L S Nov. 18 40 23 .05" Nov. 19 44 23 Nov. 20 37 29 Nov. 21 55 28 Nov. 22 48 31 Nov. 23 - 19 12 County 4-H Members To City Weekend Twelve outstanding Kossuth County 4-H'ers have been selected as delegates on the annual Chicago 4-H Award trip. Kossuth, Humboldt and Pocahontas counties have chartered a bus and will take the trip together. Mr. and Mrs. Roger Jensen, Lone Rock, will accompany the following Kossuth county 4-H'ers Bonnie Crouch, Fenton; Linda Fritz, Wesley; Lois Hunt and Janet Erpelding, Algona; Linda Hoeppner, Lakota; Charlene Thilges, Bode; Rodney Jensen, Lone Rock; Harlan Metzger, Whittemore; Rodney Scuffham, Algona; Richard Thomsen, La- kpta; Reuben Skow, Wesley and Ken Richter, Burt. The delegates will leave Humboldt at 1:00 p. m. Thanksgiving Day. They will be guests on the Don McNeil Breakfast Club radio show the following morning, The group will also visit the Board of Trade, National Museum of Science and Industry, the International Livestock Exposition and many other educational and interesting Chicago sights. The return is scheduled for Sunday evening, November 28. Heads Shrine Club Les Kenyan was elected head of the Algona Shrine Club, last week. Armin Schultz was named vice president, Stew McFadden, secy, treasurer, and Ken Peirce and Don Deal, directors. Wilbur Holdren Funeral Held Here Monday Funeral services for Wilbur Holdren, 77, long-time Algona carpenter, were held Monday at 1:30 p. m. in McCullough's Funeral Chapel here, with Rev. N. M. Coughenour officiating. Burial followed at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were Fred Hagen, Robert Schoby, Max Bartholomew, Harold Andreasen, Perry Lowman and Robert Steven. Born at Compton, HI., Jan. 22, 1888, he was a son of Byron and Katherine Terhune Holdren. He was married to Cora M. Plessinger in Illinois Feb. 15, 1906, and was a carpenter here for 40 years prior to his retirement. He had been a resident of the Heritage Home, Bancroft, and Good Samaritan Home here and died early Saturday morning at St. Ann hospital. His wife preceded him in death in 1964. Survivors include a son, Orville, Algona; three daughters, Arlene (Mrs. Francis McConnell), Algona, Elaine (Mrs. Aaron Klieber), Emmetsburg, and Alberta (Mrs. V. V. Shott), Carlsbad, New Mex.; two sisters, Mrs. J. F. Devine and Mrs. Ira Dutton, Algona; 16 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Annual Meeting Of Fair Ass'n Slated Nov. 29 The annual meeting of the Kossuth County Agricultural Ass'n., better known as the Kossuth Fair, will be held Monday, Nov. 29, at 2 p. m. in the assembly room in the Kossuth county courthouse, Secretary Vern McClure states. Terms of three directors are expiring and elections will be held. The directors are Fred Plumb of Algona, Ben Anliker of West Bend and Harold Fischer of Swea City. The general public is invited and welcome. Agent Here Is Retiring Dick Grandgenett of the Algona-Wesley area, will succeed M. L. VanderWaal, Algona, as Standard Oil Co. agent and tank wagon operator here after Dec. 1 when the latter will retire. Mr. VanderWaal, a resident here for 21 years, has been with Standard Oil for 31 years, coming to Algona from Sheldon, He began with the company in 1934 Say Farm Bldgs. Must Be Upped 20 Percent Kossuth is one of 82 counties in Iowa where the State Tax Commission, last week, onleral county .'issossors to increase tax valuations. County Assessor Leo I mm or fall said that the state order with regard to Kossuth county was to place a flat 20 jiercent increase in valuations on all farm buildings in the •••i-mty. This is presumed to apply on the .'.-05 valuations, payable in the 1DGG tax. However, Immerfall said, ho had written letters to all members of the County Board of Review informing them of the state ruling, and if the Board of Review and county supervisors agree, they have the right of appeal in the near future before the State Tax Commission. The state rulings vary from county to county. Dickinson county, for example, was ordered to raise the valuations on everything. For Polk county, which includes DCS Moines, there were no changes at all ordered. Immerfall said that generally speaking the county assessors were pretty displeased with the action of the State Tax Commission last week, and many appeals were expected. The State Tax Commission has the power to review property tax valuations made by counties and communities in an attempt to equalize them between counties, and under this power the orders to 82 counties were made in varying degrees of tax valuation increases. Whatever appeal and hearing might be made would take place in December. The 20 percent increase on farm buildings would affect every farm in the county with buildings in the taxes to be paid for 1966. West Bend Man In New Building Critical After Crash Saturday Glen Rasmussen, 39, West Bend, brother of Policeman Bill Rasmussen, Algona, remained in critical condition at Mercy hospital, Ft. Dodge, this week after being injured in a car-truck mishap near West Bend Saturday. He is unconscious and underwent brain surgery after being admitted to the hospital and also suffered a lacerated right knee and internal injuries. Driver of the other vehicle, Leroy Thilges, 18, West Bend, was reported in good condition at the same hospital. Both men were alone in their vehicles when they collided nearly head-on on a gravel road. In University Choir Ann Seger, daughter of the Glen Segers of Algona, is a soprano appearing with the University of Iowa choir in concert, Dec. 3, at the Memorial Union in Iowa City. Ervin Wiltgen, of Wiltgen Jewelers announced today that their new building at 110 E. State street would be ready for occupancy Friday, Nov. 26. The new structure is located at the same address as their former store. While construction was in progress the firm had temporary quarters under Penney's. A grand opening is planned at a later date. Gas Pump Fire A gas pump at the Elbert Service Station, 420 E. State street here, was badly damaged by fire at 7:22 p. m. Saturday. Firemen were called to the scene and flames shot high above the pump before the blaze was put out.. Wedding Licenses Two wedding licenses were issued at the office of County Clerk Alma Pearson this week. They went to Gerald F. Walling and Jam's M. Venteicher, Nov. 17; and Raymond G. Lichter and Cheryl A. Lovstad, Nov. 20. Santa Will Open Yule Season Here DECEMBER 1965 SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT Santa Claus Day, which always delights all the little tikes in this area, will be held here this Friday, Nov. 26, beginning with the arrival of the jolly, red-suited fellow at 1:15 p. m. He will ride to his little house on the southeast corner of the courthouse square in a fire engine - and from that time on, will hand out 2,500 sacks of delicious candy to all children who pay him a visit. He'll be there until 4 p. m. - or later if all the candy has not been distributed by that time. The day will also serve to kick off the Christmas season in local stores, with merchants set to have seasonal merchandise all ready to go. Store owners and managers have also announced the full slate of open nights, 13 in all, which will be featured during the month of December. They are circled on the calendar above. Getting back to Santa Claus Day, besides the candy, there will be two opportunities for children to see a free movie at the Algona Theater. The film, "The Three Stooges Go Around The World In A Daze", is to be shown at 1 and 3 p. m. The, city's street decorations should all be installed and ready for lighting Friday, as crews have been putting them up this week, and there will also be Christmas music wafting through the air over the public address system, featured here during recent years. Of course, stores will be open as usual this Friday night, then beginning with the first Friday in December will be open as scheduled. It was also decided, due to the fact New Years Eve falls on a Friday this year, to have the stores open Thursday night, Dec. 30, instead of the 31st. Let us • here at the Upper Des Moines be the first to wish you a Merry Christmas!
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