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BY RUSS WALLER Tax relief - beautiful words, but not very likely. The proposal that the state sales tax be increased one cent, and that state income taxes be increased considerably, and this combined extra revenue used for "property tax relief" sounds good. But at a meeting here last week, one state senator when questioned said that these two tax Increases "might result in a 20 percent property tax cut." Then after two new additional taxes are added, although property tax might drop the first year, where will ever-increasing demands for more tax money come from ? Why from property tax, of course. The millage levy drop that might occur in the first year or so can then start its upward spiral again - and we'll still have a higher sales tax and a higher income tax. "All is not gold that glitters!" * * * Our Algona Toastmaster Scribe remarks that "the best thing about women is that there are so many of them." * * * Electric garage doors are nice things, time savers and all that. But over at Rock Rapids there is an unsolved mystery. It seems that folks in that community who have electric garage doors controlled by radio, report that their doors are operating by themselves, and the opening and closing can happen at almost any hour of the day or night. The trouble started last November . . ..maybe flying saucers have something to do with itl * * * The most recent American Legion magazine has an interesting article on computers as used by Internal Revenue service in checking income tax returns. The cost of the new computerized system is high, the article says. Installation costs over $50 million, and service costs an additional $80 million in annual operating expenses.... seems like kind of a high price lor "service" to computers that cost $50 million to begin with, but IRS expects them to pay for themselves in seven years because of "increased efficiency" and less tax evasion. * * * However, you won't correspond with computers; people still handle the mail. + * * Kossuth county is ranked 41st in the United States in total sales of all farm products sold, figures from the 1964 census disclose. This is one move forward - in the 1959 census Kossuth was 50th in the U. S. The 1964 farm products sold figure is $55,279,052. * * * BIG CITY NOTES - Observations while on a weekend visit to the Minneapolis Sports Show .... in Minnesota, as reported in Minneapolis newspapers, legislators are not tabbed as republican or democrat, but liberal or conservative .... any hopes for a Minnesota sales tax held by border businesses in Iowa are in vain .... Saturday was "Iowa Day" at the Sports Show, with Winnebago Industries of Forest City and the Iowa Conservation Cpmmission booth the major things calling attention to Iowa .... a Minneapolis barber got into deep trouble with a new idea - he ran motion pictures of a questionable nature for his customers while shaving and shearing and the police morals squad visited his place of business, which according to reports was extremely good .... lor Chinese food addicts who might have visited John's Chinese Restaurant (all food, no entertainment) for 58 years, the place is closing March 31, * * * THANK YOU DEPARTMENT (Premier Ky of Saigon as reported in Des Moines Tribune, Tuesday evening): "We are always hearing that the United States is starting talks with Moscow or Hanoi or somebody. Why? Why don't they stay in the background and let us deal with Hanoi and negotiate when the time is right f .... now if we could only stay in the fighting background, too, general I Clear Pictures - More News - largest Circulation Upper ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered 11 second eil&s matter at the pottoffice at Algeria. Iowa (SOSU). Nov. 1. 1933. under Act of Congress of March 3. 1879 ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 1967 20 Page^ - 2 Sections VOL. 101 NO. 25 Will Close Courthouse Saturdays 40 Kossuf/i 4-H Clubs Guests Of Algona Annual Event Saturday To Honor 900 Youths The 15th annual Algona 4-H Day will be held here Saturday, sponsored by the Algona Chamber of Commerce. The president and vice president ol each 4-H organization have been invited to be guests of a local store or place of business that afternoon. A space in a display window or a table Inside will be used to publicize 4-H work or some project on which each club is working. These displays will be 'set up in the morning so they can be viewed by visitors. The leaders ol each group have been asked to assist the two officers of each club in setting up the displays. There are about 900 youths In Kossuth county who are engaged in 4-H work, having 40 clubs and 40 displays. It Is of interest to them to come to Algona and view and compare the various displays. There will be an optional tour • of the City Hall and Fire Department in the morning. One tour starts at 10 a. m, and the other at 11 a. m. during which time the processes of city government will be explained. The county president of the 4-H girls' clubs is Judy Berger, daughter of Mrs. Theresa Berger of Algona. The president of the county boys' clubs Is Anthony Muehe, son of Mr. and Mrs. John B. Muehe of Wesley. They will both be named as "Honorary Mayor" for the day, sitting In the mayor's office during court and being able to observe the functions of the office. Lease Matter Filed Here In District Court One new case was Hied in district court here this week. A lease between Harold W. and lona M. Turner and Donald S. Armstrong is basis for the suit, with the former pair as plaintiffs in the matter. They are asking $900 rent from the defendant which they claim is due under the lease arrangement. According to the petition, if s the amount due for a period after the defendant tendered a rented premises back to the plaintiffs who refused to accept the lease as cancelled. They are demanding rent for the succeeding months, claiming they have the money coming under terms of the lease. JP Court Three persons paid fines and court costs in Justice Milton Norton's court here recently following hearings of traffic charges. They were Roger Brandow, Algona, $50, reckless driving; Kenneth K. Jones, Lone Rock, $10, Improper passing; and Gregory L. Hatch, Algona, $8, speeding. To Des Moines Algona- Mayor Bill Finn traveled to Des Moines yesterday for an executive meeting of the League of Municipalities, slated to be held there Wednesday evening and Thursday. Discussion of legislative questions was to be featured at the session. The president and vice president of that club will be his guests, for the afternoon, and at 6 p. m. he will take them out lor dinner. This will afford the three an opportunity to establish a closer relationship. After dinner, he will take his guests to the High School Annex, where there will be a meeting of the presidents and vice presidents of all of the 4-H Clubs of the county. A short program is planned for that meeting at the Annex, including introductions to the 4-H Club officers and speeches of welcome by city officials. Following that, the president and vice president of each club will be guests of James Dougherty, manager of the Algona Theatre. It is the hope of the members of the Chamber of Commerce that this program for April 1 will help to emphasize and publicize the importance of the work of 4-H, and that it will bring about a closer feeling between the clubs and leaders and the merchants BOYS 4-H ASSIGNMENTS Aggressive Lads - Zender's . Clothing. Algona Boys' Club - Hutzell's Store. .Buffalo Boys - Joe Bradley Equipment Company. Cresco Boys- Fareway Grocery. Eagle Wildcats - Gambles Fenton Progressors - North Central Public Service. Garfield Hustlers - Tom's Radio and TV. Grant Hustlers - Iowa State Bank. Greenwood Boys - Coast to Coast Store. Lu Verne Eager Beavers Hood's Super Valu. Plum Creek Boys - Sear's Store. Prairie Future Farmers -Hub Clothiers St. Joe Trojans - Security State Bank, Seneca Progressive Farmers- Klein's Farm Supply. Swea Harrison Boys - Algona Plumbing & Heating. Union Boys-Swanson's Wesley Boys - Home Federal 'Savings Si Loan. Whlttemore Boys - Harrison Variety. GIRLS 4-H ASSIGNMENTS Algona A.O.K. - Rusk Drug and Jewelry Blue Si White - J. C. Penney Company. Buffalo Boosters - Graham Dept. Store. Burt Blue Birds - Foster Furniture. Cresco Chums - Honsbruch Drug Store. Eagle-ettes - S & L Store. Fenton Forwards - Shilts Shoe Store. Garfield Gems-Wiltgen Jewelry. Irvlngton Ideals - Chrischilles Store. Lakota Luckies-Mode-O-Day Shoppe. Lotts Creek Lassies - Read's Furniture, Lu Verne Live Wires - North Iowa Sewing Machine Co. Plum Creek Elite - Bomgaars Ben Franklin. Riverdale Rustlers I - Frederick Hardware. Riverdale Rustlers n- Finn's Bakery. Seneca Stars - Bjustrom Furniture. U-Go-I-Go - Sailer's Davis Paint. Union Alethean- Carson's for Color. Valley Farmerettes - North Iowa Appliance Center. Wesley Wizards -Dunn's Sure- Save Market. Whittemore Lassies - Sheakley's. JayCees Elect Foxhoven President Les Foxhoven was elected new president of the Algona JayCees during a regular meeting of the organization at the Izaak Walton League hall here last Wednesday night. He and other officers elected during the session will take office April 1. Of fleers "of the club shown above include, front row, left to right, 'tfff'&y&f&fffjfffSffff'fffffffffi * • Jt • C/Mlf 1A/AMMIMM Grand Opening New Big Bear Store, Algona ED CRAWFORD The new Algona Big Bear Store will hold its Grand Opening beginning next Monday, April 3, and will run through Saturday, April 8. The new 8,000 square ft. building, located 1/4 mile west of the junction of highways 18 and 169, is one of several new buildings erected by the Big Bear organization recently. Registrations for many valuable prizes will be offered throughout the week, with a special feature, the appearance of three live bears, one of the highlights on Friday and Saturday. The store is managed by Ed C rawford, Algona, who has been with the Big Bear organization since its founding. Other local employees are Orville Duncan and Mrs. Sally Bauer. Complete.details on the opening will be found on page 9 of this newspaper. College And Vocation Night College and Vocations Night will be held at Algona High School next Monday, April 3, beginning at 7:30 p.m. for all sophomores, juniors and seniors and their parents. Four Wedding Licenses Are Issued Here Four wedding licenses were Issued at the office of County Clerk Alma Pearson here during the past week. They went toj March 23 - Paul Akin and Frances McDonald; and J. D. Andrews and Mary Broesder. March 25 - Gene Werlnga and Patricia Ennen; and Eugene T. Weir and Anna M. Bosch. Estate Seeks $50,000 For Student Death A tragic one-car auto mishap which occurred April 10, 1965 about 4 p. m. a mile south of Allison on highway 14 resulted in filing of a $50,000 damage suit in district court here this week. The petition was filed by Aria Cowan, administratrix of the estate of Mary Cowan, deceased, plaintiff, and defendants are Catherine A. and Roxanne L. Schade. Miss Cowan, then 18, and Mrs. Clarence Canaday, 40, died as a result of the mishap, which occurred as a carload of students, with Mrs. Canaday as chaperone, was returning from an FBLA meeting at Cedar Falls. The petition states the car involved was owned by Catherine Schade and was driven by Roxanne at the time of the mishap. The auto struck the superstructure of a bridge. According to the petition, there was heavy rain falling at the time, which made the pavement slippery and the shoulders soft and muddy. The Schade car was behind one and ahead of another auto, all headed in the same direction. There was a narrow bridge ahead and conditions at the time called for "unusual care and caution." Negligence is charged in the petition, causing the decedent's death. A judgment for $50,000 is asked for the estate of Mary Cowan. John Lande, treasurer; Bob Bomgaars, first vice president; Foxhoven; Bob Post, second vice president; and Ed Pierson, secretary. Back row, left to right, Jim McMahon, Mark Seeley, Frank King and Paul Bode, directors. King Is also retiring president and a state director of the JayCees. (UDM Polaroid Flashfoto) V:%V:W:V:%^ Food Stamp Program For Needy To Begin In May By early May, needy families in Kossuth county will be receiving their groceries via the Federal Food Stamp Program, which is now being used in almost half of Iowa's counties. County Welfare Director Helen Huber and directors from three other counties In this area, Emmet, Humboldt and Palo Alto, were in attendance at a Workshop Meeting here Thursday - and at that time learned the mechanics of the program and Just how to set it up, first hand. Two representatives of the U. S. Dept. of Agriculture, Ed Jones, Sioux City, and Miss Davis, Mason City, Larry Sogard 4 regional representative from Clear Lake and John Holm, counselor with the State Welfare Dept. from Pocahontas, delivered the information to the county officials. Mrs. Huber said this weekend that welfare cases will be set up on the plan first and applications from other needy persons (non- welfare) will be accepted at her office from now on. Individual and family income will be checked after applications of the latter group are received to make sure the persons are eligible. There is no way of knowing how many families will be under the Food Stamp Program. If Kossuth is like other counties who have already put the plan into use, applications will come in slow at first, then pick up. The program allows needy families to purchase groceries at reduced rates and is designed to replace the surplus commodity plan which has been used for many years. The plan was outlined a couple of times earlier in the UDM, but here are the basic ideas: A family's purchase of the food stamps each month depends upon income. For instance, two persons with a monthly income of $120 to $140 will be required to invest $36 in Food Stamps and will receive bonus stamps worth $14. Larger bonus amounts will go to families with more members making less money. The stamps may be used to purchase anything edible, except for some foreign foods. However, coffee, tea, cocoa and bananas can be bought - and beer and cigarettes cannot. Grocery stores are reimbursed by the federal government for the stamps accepted for food and the U. S. Dept. ol Agriculture pays two-thirds of the cost of the plan, the county the other third. Listed among the advantages of the stamp plan over distribution of commodities as it it done now are lower costs of distribution, more dignity lor recipients and greater choice of food items purchased. Mrs. Huber stated Sunday that further information on the Food Stamp Program may be obtained at her office in the courthouse. Algerian Is Charged With OMVI Mar. 24 An Algonan, Philip L. Carman, was charged with OMVI by local police after his arrest here March 24 on Overmeyer Drive. He posted $350 bond and a hearing on the matter is pending in Mayor Bill Finn's court. In other matters heard by the mayor, Brian L. Zwiefel, Burt, was fined $20, speeding; Donald F. Wolfe, West Bend, $15, careless driving; Raymond K. Neu, Algona, $12, speeding; Clayton Percival, Algona, $10, speeding; Ruth Blanchard, Lone Rock, $10, failing to yield one-half the traveled portion of the roadway; James L. Knoer, Algona, $10, drinking beer on a public highway; Michael Fisch, Algona, $10, invalid driver's license; and Philip Simpson, Algona, $5, improper mufflers. Court costs were assessed in addition to fines. Army Commission Duane A. Briggs, 20, son of Mrs. Orpha W. Briggs, Swea City, was commissioned an Army second lieutenant on graduation from the Armor Officer Candidate School at Ft. Knox, Ky., March 24, New Decision Takes Effect On April 1 Due to a recent decision by county officers at the courthouse, all offices in that building will not be open at all Saturdays, effective this Saturday, April 1. Repeal of a portion of a law which, according to ruling by the attorney general of the state made it necessary for county offices to be staffed Saturday mornings, paved the way for the decision here. The state Legislature repealed that portion of the law. A couple of years ago, many courthouses decided to be open only five days each week - and many closed. However, the ruling by the attorney general put employees back in county offices Saturdays. As a result of the move, all offices in the courthouse here, with the exception of the county engineer, H. M. Smith, will be open five days per week from now on. Smith said his office would have to be manned, especially during the heavy work months each year. So, from now on, all persons having business at the courthouse will have to conduct it from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday thrSugh Friday. It is possible, should the necessity arise, that the office of the county treasurer might have to remain open Saturday mornings - if the final day for payment of taxes should fall on that day. It is also possible to extend the deadline for payment enough so it could be handled the following Monday. Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst stated Tuesday that he or one of his two deputies will be on duty (not at the courthouse) every weekend. Simplest way for anyone need- Ing assistance of his office is to call 205-3514, which is the sheriffs phone; Deputy Don Wood, 295-3154; or Deputy Eppo Buiten, 295-5453. Decision of officers here will be in effect the year around not just during the summer months - and It begins this Saturday, April 1. Lions To Hold Annual Radio Day Sunday The Algona Lions Club will hold its annual Radio Day this Sunday, April 2, broadcasting most of the day over KLGA, Algona. Lion member-announcers will be on the air from 9-11 a. m., 12:15-1 and 1:30-4:30 p.m. Club members solicit the commercials from participating sponsors and handle all the announcing chores during the day. Funds raised during the project are used for community activities and as the annual contribution to the Iowa Lions Sight Conservation Foundation. Chairmen of this year's Radio Day are Ted Herbst andChalmar Read. Carnival Time Saturday At Algona High It is carnival time at Algona High School Saturday, April 1. The fun begins at 1 and lasts until 9 in the high school gymnasium. There are booths and prizes to entertain and thrill all ages. The Algona High School student council is organizing and handling the advertising for the carnival. Through the Student Council, the classes and school organizations sponsor booths. A dart throw, ski ball, basketball throw, art spin and coin toss are just some Star lite Drive-In Theatre Opens Tomorrow

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