Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on December 11, 1967 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Monday, December 11, 1967
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Reassigned Wright-Patttrton Air Force Bate, Ohio—'Lt. Col. Paul A/ Black, Chief of the Resources Management Branch in? the Deputy fotr/Systems Management, at Wright-Pat- •terson AFB; Ohio, has received a; new assignment with the Air Force Systems Command; at Aridrews AFB, Maryland. Colonel Black has been at Wright Patterson since 1962 with the Aeronautical Systems Division, the home of aviation. During his tenure With ASD the C-5A the world's largest aircraft has • been under development and Air Force fighters were developed and modified to meet inew requirements. A native of Algona, Iowa, ColoneJ Black attended Algeria high school, and earned a >BS in history, and a JD. from the college of law, at the University of Iowa. He entered the services in 1939, served ait San Antonio Aviation Cadet Center from 1941 to 1943, and was a legal officer at Moore Field, Mission, Texas, from 1943 to 1945. He attended the Command' and Staff College from 1956 to 1957 and served at Air Force Headquarters as a leg- • islative attorney from 1957 to 1962. He was stationed with the Far East Air Force at Toyko, Japan, from May 1953 to June 1956. He has been awarded the Air Force Commendation Ribbon, and -the Unit Citation. iMUAttMAM*MMM^^^M>M0^MiMaAAaaMaaaM Property tax levy Champions in corn growing named Harold Olthoff, Lakota; Lucy Lof strom & Son,. Armstrong; Melz Bros:, Lakota; Charles Nygaard, Wesley; Floyd Bode, Algona; and Dale Johnson, Corwith, have been : named Champion Corn Growers in Kossuth it 'was an. nounced by Nick Prbnk, vice ies^hfiose^ip^sja^po*;^^^ completion of this year^prp- ge ed Corn Co.,; Hampton, of the Champion by held up the state / Auditor Marc Moore reports the/ state comptroller has not yet returned the budget for perty tax rolls to".be 'paid in 1968 can not be completed. It will be some time after the budget has been received from the state before the tax receipts will be ready. The 1967 legislature created a new deal in the figuring of property taxes in connection with school levies. Budgets for schools must now be sent to Des Moines, where the state comptroller allocates state money to be given to schools and figures the amount left necessary to complete the school fund to come from property taxes. So far the state comptroller has not been able to come up with a state appropriation figure to allocate. The law is obscure and rulings have been sought. However it seems the law .is also tangled up in disputes as to what it means between the comptroller, attorney general, governor, and various other state agencies. Ex-Algonandies at Clear Lake; rites Monday Funeral services for Mrs. Richard "Muggs" Hughes, 47, who died Friday morning, Dec. 8, will, be held Monday, Dec. 11 at 3:30 p.m. at the Congregational church in Clear Lake. The Rev. Arthur Krebs will officiate with the Ward Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Burial will be in the Clear Lake cemetery. Hester Margaret Hedrick was born in Humboldt coun- \y on Dec. 15, 1919, daughter of Sam and Helen Hedrick. She was married to Richard R. Hughes Dec. 10, 1946 at Sioux Falls, So. Dak. She is survived by her husband, one daughter, Marion, Mrs. Dale McConathy, Des Moines; two sons, Larry, Waterloo and Dennis, Algona; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R, A. Johnston; two sisters, Peggy Pilcher and her twin, Esther Forsberg; and one brother, Howard Hedrick, all of Algona... CDA CHRISTMAS PARTY C P of A Court 2£3, St. Cecelia's, will have tneir dinner meeting and Christmas party Thursday, Dec. H- I '. Alqona Koifaith (ountv "•'• * : ''" •--• .-.-' " . '-" »o Historical Society Iowa OJitf, ~ uji^ ~^^^^ itiuL 4 4jMA -* A^^^__ 4- ___ j^^J§&$ . . ^^.. M RvnWy ma> i| ifOT, it ASfMiv MM ami pMffoffwo undst Act of tionffM Morth a VOL, 47 - NO. W -. MONDAY, Die, 11,1*67, ALOOWAi IOWA - | PA QES IN 1 SECTION Corn harvest has doubled in 15 years Kossuth county farmers harvested exactly a 100- bushel average of corn in 1966, the largest in history according to information in the Iowa annual Farm Census. During 1966, a total of 21,888,338 bushels of corn was harvested from 218,875 acres in corn production. During the same year, 1,760,647 bushels of bats Were harvested for a 61.3 bushel per acre average. ; Soybeans during the 1966 crop year totaled 5,168,962 for a 30.0 per acre average. A total of 172,171 acres of land was in beans in that year. Previous "bushel per acre" averages for Kossuth County are as follows: •<•';• . CORN SOYBEANS '„< 1966 100.0 30.0 ;1 1965 83.5 24.6 1964 90.0 29.6 1963 78.5 27.3 1962 74.1 25.7 j 1961 78.3 29.6 j 1960 63.0 24.5 , 1955 54.8 . 21.3 1950 45.5 21.0 Figures show that during the past 15 years, average per acre production has doubled and it is about one-thirt greater in soybeans. ; | sponsors Corn Growers Contest. Harold Olthoff produced 146.9 bushels per acre; Lucy Lofstrom & Son 144.9 bushels; Melz Bros. 143.0 bushels; Charles Nygaard 142.9 bushels; Floyd Bode 140.9 bushels and Dale Johnson 139.9 bushels. These yields are adjusted to a uniform basis of 15Vfe% moisture. The annual award is presented by the hybrid seed corn firm to those who produce top yields of No. 2 corn in a selected 5-acre plot. Hazel Priebe, Fenton, dies in Florida iFuneral services for Mrs. Ed Priebe, 66, Fenton, will be held Monday, Dec. 11 at the Fairville Lutheran church, Fairville, la. The Rev, C. L. Bliss will officiate and burial will be in Eastlawn Memorial Gardens in Algona. The Thomas Funeral Home, Fenton, is in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers are Clarence Arbogast, Reuben Berkland, Arnold Hantelman, Carl Beck, Ernest Votteler and Dale Weisbrod. 'Hazel Emma Priebe was born at Stratford, la. on May 19, 1901, She died Thursday, Dec. 7 at their winter home in Ft. Meyers, Fla, of a heart attack. She is survived by her bus* band; one daughter, LuVaun, Mrs. Lloyd Berkland, Emmetsburg, and one son, Mervin, in California. Friends may call at the Thomas Funeral Home, Fenton, from Saturday evening until noon on Monday. WMNomoro lire department elects Whittfmora — The Whit- tejnore fire department elected officers at their regular meeting a week ago Friday night. Elected chief was Teddy Wagner. Other officers are Ralph Koppen, assistant chief; Eidon Maafcs, secretary; and Jerry Bprmann, treasjjs- er. They will be installed at the January meeting. ^••^^^^•^••^•^••••^•^^^^•M^^^^^^B^^^^^^H Plan to make improvements at St. Ann soon : At the Advisory Board meeting on December 5, the 'Lay Advisory Board headed by Dick Everds, met with the Hospital Administrator, Sister M. Delores, and reviewed various plans of modernization for the local St. Ann Hospital. First items of improvement to be completed within a few- days, include a new light for the operating room, and the latest model in a microscope for the laboratory department. Some relocations of departments are also noted. The • record ,. room on first floor has been relocated in order to Brand opening at I new station ] 1 ; '. . ,J- Floyd's Gulf Service on South Phillips St. will hold a three day Grand Opening on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, December 15-17. They have just completed installation of a new canopy, lighting system and new gas pumps on the stations drive. Floyd Weishaar, owner and operator, lives at 600 So. Dodge with his wife and three children. For the past four years Floyd has operated the Superior 400 Station at the same location. | iMore information about the Grand Opening may be found in an advertisement in today's Advance. Christmas vocal fords the patient and those attending them privacy and a greater ease in the admitting procedure. On the third floor, arrangements are in process to provide for a special examining room. This will be a great convenience to both patients and their attending physicians. .The main topic of discussion at the Advisory Board meeting was the proposed air conditioning system for St. Ann Hospital. This step of modernization was featured notably in the capital funds drive this fall. 'Pros and cons were discussed for centralized air conditioning versus room or window conditioning. It has been found that hospital window air conditioners pose some rather serious problems: staph disease collecting on the coils, thus being a hazard to the patient; maintenance posing annual problems; operation noise in the room, an annoyance to the patient; cost over the years in maintenance and replacement not equating the comforts that could be achieved by central air conditioning, After thorough discussion, the committee voted as being in favor of centralized air conditioning for the hospital. The air conditioning will be tied in with a stand-by power unit. It is expected that in the January meeting, plans will be finalized so that work may proceed soon and have air conditioning in operation for the summer of 1968. A committee of the Lay Advisory Board was appointed to determine whether any local firms would have an interest in making proposals on the centralized air conditioning systems. land Bank Board to pool Fobi 7 The Board of Directors of the Federal Land Bank Association of Algona have set Wednesday, Feb. 7, as Annual Meeting date lor stockholders of the association. The evening meeting will be held at the Burt high school gymnasium with dinner to be served by the Burt Band- Mothers to members and wives and invited guests, and entertainment in addition to the normal business meeting. AHS Tuesday The Vocal Music Department of the Algona Community. Schools will present their High School music groups in a concert of Christmas music Tuesday evening, December 12 at 8:00 in the High School Auditorium. The concert will feature all the vocal groups in the High School which includes the Mixed Chorus, Lyric Girls Chorus, Band Girls Chorus, Symphonettes, Modern Choir, and other small groups numbers. The theme of the concert "A Babe Is Born" with is many of the numbers being concerned with the birth of the Christ Child. Some of the numbers are "O Infant Sweet, O Infant Kind" a German Carol, "Rouse Ye Shepherds" a Swiss Carol and "Christmas Cradle Song." The Symphonettes and Modern Choir will be singing the favorite Christmas Carols and popular songs that accompany the Christmas season. The program is under the direction of the vocal director Steve R. George. Raal astala board olools officirs verdiclin Last payment made on "new" Kossuth courthouse A jury in district court Wednesday found Richard R. Sarchet not guilty of a charge of driving while intoxicated. He was arrested on North Thorington street last July 8 by Algona police. The case was tried Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday with the jury getting the case at 12:30 p.m. The jury returned the verdict of not guilty at 3 p.m. William Marshall was foreman of the jury composed of Violet Gerber and Dorothy Raney, Algona; Carroll Olson, Ottosen; Dorothy Rosendahl, Norbert Zufnach, Whittemore; John Moser, West Bend; Donald Fett, LeRoy Weber, LuVerne; Agnes Merron, Bancroft; Mary Jean Andrews, Burt; Lester Hagen, Lakota. Alternate was Gladys Mart, Arm* strong. Candidates for 4-H offices are selected The annual 4-H Rally Night will be held Dec. 28 at 7 p.m. in the Algona High School auditorium reports Ruth Patterson, new Extension Assistant in Kossuth. The 4-H boys and girls will elect their officers for 1968. They will be installed as the climax of the evening. The Kossuth County 4-H committee met in the Extension meeting room Dec. 5 and selected candidates from those young people who had applied for the chance to participate. To be eligible the applicants have to be 15 years old by Jan. 1, 1988, have been active in~'-club -work"-for at least three years and a member of a 4-H club in 1968. 'Eight boys and eight girls were selected to campaign for the offices. Of these, four boys and four girls will be elected to head the 4-H activities in the county next year. Girls chosen were—Linda Higgins, Buffalo Boosters; Linda Kracht, Seneca Stars; Shirley Becker, Wesley Wizards; Jane Walker, Plum Creek Elite; Patty Lewis, Lakota Luckies; Delores Heldorfer, Greenwood Girls; Susan Smith, Cresco Chums; Susan Dodds, Union Alethean. Boy's candidates are—Gerald Lynch, Greenwood Boys; Daryl Holcomb, Swea-Harrison Boys; Burdette Hoeppner, Aggressive Lads; Norman Zaugg, Garfield Hustlers; Bob Bernhard, Prairie 'Future Farmers; Chuck Frideres, Cresco Boys; Leonard Becker, Wesley Boys; and Mark Mawdsley, Plum Creek Boys. SMITH HOSPITALIZED County Engineer H. M. Smith is a patient at the Veterans hospital at Des Moines. He was operated on Friday for stomach trouble. The last bond payment for the courthouse was paid Friday by Treasurer Don Jorgenson to Roy McMahon of the Iowa State Bank. The 'bond issue was voted in a special election Sept. 9, 1947, and carried by a vote of 1693 yes to 856 no, or almost a two to one majority. However the war had just ended, that was World War II, and materials were in short supply. The board of supervisors decided to wait, and it wasn't until 1952 that an architect was hired to draw plans. In the spring of 1953 the contract was let. The offices then were located in various buildings in town when the 1872 old courthouse was torn down. In February and March of 1955 the county offices were moved into the new building. Between the date of voting bonds and the time/the courthouse was constructed the county put the bond money out at interest. It took an act of the legislature to legalize the payment of the interest money so earned to be used for payment for work on the courthouse. •Dedication of the new courthouse was June 5, 1955, with Judge G. W. Stillman presiding, with Judge Harry Narey giving the main address and Judge Fred Hud- son the dedication and presentation. The bond issue was $500,000 with 500 bonds of $1000 each. The interest on the bonds to the final date was $114,335. Supervisors who called the election were W. E. McDonald, Andrew Reding, W. A. Schram, J. F. Quinn and M. L. Johnson. The board that let the contract consisted of S. D. -McDonald, H. S. Schepp- mann, W. S. Cosgrove, Charles Newel and A. M. Kollasch. It is interesting that the chairman of the board that called the election & the chairman of the board that accepted the building were father and son, W. E. McDonald had died between the time the vote was held and the time the contract was let and his son, S. D. McDonald, was .elected in his place and was chairman of the board that let the contract and accepted the building. The latter died a few years ago. The actual cost of the building was $520,605.32, which included the $22,050 interest earned by bonds between the time* of the vote and the completion of the building. This left a $1444.68 in the building fund. Also some $11,000 of architect's fees was paid from the interest. • //,//////,/////,,. // //// , ////' Tax credit deadline is December 31 Marc Moore, county auditor, is warning personal property taxpayers that the final •deadline for filing for personal property tax credit is December 31. There can be no extension past that time. Mr. Moore reports some sizeable personal property holdings have not taken ad- vantage of the $2500 credit on personal property taxes. This can mean up to $150 or more savings to the taxpayer. The tax credit applies ONLY to personal property. It does not apply to real estate taxes. Main beneficiaries are farmers who get the credit on livestock and machinery, and businesses who get the credit on stocks of goods, and equipment. The legislature last spring took all levies off household goods so the average person does not benefit much from the tax credit. The household goods includes such items as televisions, boats, deep freezers, etc. First services In new church The Kossuth County Real Estate Board held a dinner- business meeting at Van's Cafe Wednesday night and new officers were elected. Kyle Keith was elected president; Leon Laird, vice-pres.; and Oliver S. Carlson was reelected sec.-treas. The board meets four times a year to discuss current real estate problems and function chiefly to upgrade the real estate business and to keep it on a professional basis. They are the directors of all real estate brokers and salesmen in the county for city, commercial, urban and farm real estate. ATTEND CONVENTION Fred Plumb and Verne Me- Clure, president and secre. tary of the Kossuth County Fair Association, will be in Des Moines Dec. 11-13 attending the Fair managers convention. Mr. Plumb is a delegate to the convention, representing the Kossuth Association. t ji Fj KiJ ,.,. ,, ~a*r THi FIRST SEtVICf at the new First Lutheran church at 1800 E»st North street was held last Sunday,, Dec. 3, with the Rev. Robert Lorenz, pastor. The service began on the drive in front of the church and the chance) and altar appointments were carried into the building by the church councilmen, followed by the choirs and congregation. Over 250 members and friends filled the new sanctuary to capacity. All activities are now being held in the new church, and pjtoi ajre being made to lay the 'cornerstone' plaque at a special ceremony in connection with tftit annual meeting Sunday evening, Jan. 21, 1968. Dedication services will be held later to thf Vandals destroy Christinas lights Residents are once again warned by the Algona police department against damage and thievery of outdoor Christmas decorations and light bulbs. They have already received several reports of destruction in southeast Algona. Parents please note that this is a misdemeanor and should warn their children of such acts. Anyone seen taking bulbs and decorations should be reported to the police along with a description of cars, if possible. Ask Kossuth Board to take merger action Attorney H. J. McNertney has written a letter to Kossuth County Board of Education asking the board to take action in school consolidation. Greenwood, Ramsey am 'Bancroft Independent School Districts were represented by, ' McNertney. He asked for consolidation of these three areas and Lakota, Ledyard, the re. maining portion of Grant and Swea City into one district. Kossuth County Board filed the plan with the Iowa Department of Instruction in 1965. In October the Iowa Supreme Court upheld the decision of the Kossuth County Board of Education, blocking the consolidation of the Bancroft and Ledyard school districts. The Bancroft School Board had appealed to the Iowa Supreme Court. According to Iowa law, the Bancroft, Greenwood and Ramsey districts must be annexed to a school district operating a public high school. The situation will be discussed when the County Board meets in the near future. R. S. Undeikofler, president of the Bancroft School Board stated "we have not talked to any other Board about the suggestion contained in McNertney's letter " Swoa City buys warning devict The Swea City city council •approved purchase of a Plec- tron receiver for civil defense use at the regular meeting recently. The unit will cost $186 to the town and will serve as a warning system for tornadoes and other disasters. One unit will be placed at Ken's Champlin from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m. and the other wUl be in a home for night warnings. WINS MEDAL Hurt *w Nick Gee^mjn, son Of the Howard Geesmans, Fenton, waj nwajdeg a sold,- iers medal recently in Ylii Nam- He put out % f jr§ m aja ammunitipa top ^g$ handed, He was pjoiaojtelj ^ Sp/4. Re is a recorder Is € Battery and *U4 he in Viet Nam untU th* first of J4*rfh! 1 •"S'v * J . , i .' t ,- '~" § ^Ar-i^-^.---.. -^»»-r.^^U^L£iLS:

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