CUar Picfwrai - Mart Newi - largttt Circulation BY RUSS WALLER THE ART OF LOAFING Loafing is an art that must usually be cultivated and carefully nurtured. There are two general types of loafing. One is the government-sponsored type, and this calls for less effort than the non-government supervised type. The government sponsored type, engineered through a host of "aid" measures is laid out in a pre-arranged pattern that you simply follow. The non-government type has to be self-developed. * * * Unfortunately, there are no government books for the non- government loafer to study. You can find pamphlets for free on everything from sewing to sewers, but none on loafing. Our thesis is for the benefit of the non - government sponsored loafer. Loafing can fall into several categories. There is the "loaf at home" brand, the "loaf away from home" brand, the "business trip" loafer, etc. There are pitfalls in the path of all well- intentioned loafers, and of these one must beware. The loafer at home must know just when to announce that he is going for the mail or taking the mail, taking the car to the garage, stopping by to get a can of lighter fluid or a paper or to visit someone at the hospital. These devices should be used the moment a non-loafing member of the household starts talking about painting, grass cutting, screen-door fixing, etc. You must get in your own dire emergencies first, or your status as a loafer will shortly cease. If you are on a farm, friends of ours savvy on rural loafing, tell us the best thing to do is head for the barn. From there you can branch out, without being seen, into a number of interesting loafing activities, and you become very hard to find. If you have a "back forty" with a couple of trees and a grassy spot, you can always inspect fences, and be gone a long time. This is for summer use only, however. Take a transistor radio along. * * * Some of the more experienced loafers we know plan a daily schedule. They may need a haircut, or think they do. Or there is business at the court house. There you are certain to run into someone suggesting a cup of coffee, and the result can be to use up a morning or an afternoon. Don't fall into the trap of one well-known local business man, who having reached the rosy red of 70, announced retirement and turning the business over to "the boys." He arises, checks his flower garden, shaves, hops into his car, and the darn thing winds up back of the business place and he finds himself right on the same old balcony I Cars have a way, just like horses of old, of heading by force of habit for the same old barn. * * * A disastrous pitfall for any inexperienced loafer is "going to the grocery." This proves to be both expensive and also uses up a considerable amount of energy, which could just as well be expended in front of the TV watching baseball or golf. Of course, it is nice if someone else has been to the store so that you can raid the icebox during the commercials. * * * There can be no doubt about loafing; it has working beat all hollow, if you use some of the escape mechanisms suggested. Another very popular loaf ing program involves the "business trip." This one, handled properly, and with all receipts saved, can be handy as a business deduction come the first of the year. As of the moment, there is no government requirement that you write an essay on just what you did and why it was a business trip. This might be termed a loafer's "tax loophole." * * * The time may come when loafing is put on a computerized Slgona Upper J&tx Jflomes: ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered ;is second elnss matter ;it the poslofficc at AlRonn. Inu n '5051!'. Nnv 1 1<>32. under Act of Congress of March 3. 1R7P ALOONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 3, 1967 Two Sections — 18 Pages VOL. 101 NO. 59 Tall Corn Now Hazard At Rural Intersections Corn has now grown tall enough to obstruct traffic at many county road intersections, County Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst warned motorists today. There is not enough traffic on many of these roads to warrant putting up stop signs, but drivers are urged to come to a complete stop even at isolated areas. Drivers should use extreme caution even after stopping. Visibility is so bad at many of these intersections that an oncoming car cannot be seen before the motorist enters the intersection. Even at intersections where there are stop signs, drivers should use caution before entering because oncoming cars simply cannot be seen. The cooperation of farmers in topping corn at these dangerous intersections as soon as possible without causing a loss to their yield is a necessity. Conservation Of Land Is Emphasized Secretary of Agriculture Orville L. Freeman today announced the national Agricultural Conservation Program (AC P)for 1968, emphasizing itasapositive approach to conservation. In the Department of Agriculture appropriation bill, both the House and the Senate have authorized continuation of the ACP in 1968 at the same funds level as in 1967 - $220 million for cost-sharing assistance to farmers. This enables farmers to do much more than they could otherwise afford to do to conserve the agricultural resources of the nation. "For 1968," Secretary Freeman said, "major emphasis will be placed on implementing ACP in accordance with the objectives stated in the recently published Resources in Action policy statement developed as part of the Agric.ulture/2000 study of future national needs." The ACP shares with farmers and ranchers a part of the costs they must incur in order to protect and conserve the nation's agricultural land and water resources. It is being used in carrying out needed soil and water conservation practices on more than 2 million farms. "Increased emphasis," the Secretary explained, "will be given to the encouragement of operators of family-type farms to undertake comprehensive conservation efforts and the more efficient multi-purpose use of soil, water, woodland, or wildlife resources in providing improvements in man's total environment, as well as in helping to provide an adequate supply of food, fiber, water and wildlife for the future." Two other points emphasize the use of th§ conservation assistance provided by the ACP to encourage better land use and a well-balanced effort to deal with all conservation problems of the farm or ranch and the responsibility of the general public to help farmers and ranchers maintain the nation's agricultural land, water, woodland or wildlife resources in a manner that assures their availability for productive use and the benefit of future generations. Local Marine Featured Marine Cpl. Dennis Farrell, whose parents farm near Whittemore, was one of several lows, servicemen in Vietnam featurec in the Des Moines Sunday Register. CpJ. Farrell's picture appeared on the front page of tho Local News Section. He has beei. in Vietnam since last December and is presently a driver for the commander of the 2nd Battalion of the 3rd Regiment. After graduating from Garrigan High School, Farrell attended barber college in Cedar Rapids and barbered in Iowa City. basis, and you will not need any tips like the foregoing. Just let a computer arrange your loafing for you. In the meantime, loafing is one thing you'll have to handle with your own initiative. Good luck! Henry Nelson, Titonka, Dies; Rites Friday Henry A. Nelson, 85, a retired Titonka farmer, died Monday at the Heritage Home, Bancroft. Funeral services will be Friday at 10 a.m. at the Titonka Methodist Church. Rev. Paul Hansen will officiate. Burial will be at Buffalo Township Cemetery at Titonka. Surviving are three sons, Elwood V., Titonka; Herbert L., Sioux City; Verle (Hap), Titonka; two daughters, Mrs. Joseph (Eileen) Wilhelmi, Story, Wyo., and Mrs. Lowell (Leota) Jaspers, Carpenter; 20 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, four sisters and two brothers. His wife, the former Ella Larsen, died in 1965. He was also preceded in death by three sisters and three brothers. Former Wesley Lady Passes At Kansas City Hazel E. Anderson, 74, a for^ mer Wesley resident, died Monday in Kansas City where she had lived the last 4 1/2 years. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Blake Funeral Home in Wesley. Burial was at Evergreen Cemetery here. Born Nov. 18, 1892, at St. Joseph, Mo., she was married to Jens Andersen in _ Pueblo, Colo., Aug. 31, 1923. They moved to a farm near Wesley several years ago. He died in 1962. Surviving are a brother, Lewis Montgomery, Kansas City; and a niece, Mrs. H.F. Gopplerud, Mason City. Don't Forget, County Fair Coming Up Kossuth county residents were reminded by Vern McClure, Fair board secretary, to be sure and remember the dates of the Kossuth County Fair, which will be held here Aug. 14-18. Among the features this year are the annual free beef barbecue, an appearance of the famed White Horse Patrol, stock car races, the sale of prize livestock and judging in all categories. Don't forget - that's Aug. 1418. Rites Pending For Young Burt Mother Of Two Rites were pending at press time for a Burt woman, Mrs. Eugene Heerdt, 28, who died Tuesday morning at the University Hospital, Iowa City. She had been hospitalized for about two months. Cause of death was listed as lupus, a rare skin disease. Mrs. Heerdt is survived by her husband, Eugene; her son, James, 6, and a daughter, Janelle, 3. Also surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Bunkofske. Three Youths Hurt In Crash At Swea City Three youths sustained minor injuries in a freak one-car mishap 1 3/4 miles north of Swea City at 12:45 p.m. Tuesday. They were Larry D. Anderson, 16, and Robert Patterson, 15, Swea City, and William Lofstrom, 17, Armstrong. Anderson, driver of the station wagon, sustained a left shoulder abrasion; Patterson had right arm and shoulder abrasions and a head cut; and Lofstrom cuts and abrasions on his back and two bumps on his head. Anderson and Lofstrom were treated by a Fairmont doctor and Patterson was taken to Estherville for treatment. According to the driver, the vehicle was headed north when a passenger, Patterson, grabbed the steering wheel and swerved the auto left, then right on to the east shoulder of the road. The machine then rolled on the highway and landed on its top, headed west. According to Deputy Sheriff Don Wood who investigated, the vehicle was a total wreck. Vandals Damage Two Tractors At Bancroft Vandals damaged a pair of tractors at the Marlin SchJUz goose farm at Bancroft Friday night, according to Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst who was called to investigate. The vandals poured salt in the ' radiators of the machines and also poured paint into the gas tanks. The act was discovered early Saturday morning. Account Matter An account matter was filed in district court here this week. Verti Flo Corp., plaintiff, seeks $210.27 from Harold Jacobson, defendant. Entire Area Needs Rain; Crops Still In Fair Shape LuVerne Driver Has Bumpy Ride m. A 57-year old LuVerne ™.n, Gerhard J. Myers, took a bumpy ride shortly after 3 p, Tuesday near there and wound up in a ditch with his auto badly damaged. The mishap occurred about 7 miles south of Sexton on the Sexton-LuVerne blacktop and Mr. Myers was headed north in his 1964 Dodge 4-door sedan at the time. There was heavy road-building equipment working in the area as he approached. The auto apparently went out of control, dropped off the blacktop onto an incomplete shoulder, then into the deep ditch alongside. From there the auto slanted east to a fence row, ran along the fence, hit a utility pole, then continued down the ditch for some distance. It was estimated the vehicle went nearly a quarter-mile from where it entered the ditch to the spot where it came to a stop. The front of the auto was smashed, as can be seen in the photo, but Mr. Myers escaped uninjured. Patrolman Tom Cogdall investigated the crash. (Upper Des Moines Newsfoto) Budget Season On; Major Hearings Coming Up Next Ten Days Here Licenses To Wed Three wedding licenses were issued at the office of County Clerk Alma Pearson this week. They went to Robert J. Pelzin and Shirley J. Johnson, July 27; Leland G. Grein and Dorothy M. Cogley; and Thomas E. Cronin and Mary Ann Bradley, July 28. Reagan To Speak Gov. Ronald Reagan of California will be the main speaker at the Iowa Republican Party's $100-a-plate dinner to be held at Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Des Moines Oct. 25, Repubican State Chairman Robert D. Ray said today. United Funds Distributed Representatives of five of the many agencies who annually receive money from the United Fund of Algona received second half checks from BUI Kraft, treasurer of the organization, here Friday morning. They are shown in the photo above with Pudge Miller, left, president of the organization, and Mr. Kraft, second from the left, who gave checks, The others in the picture, to Mr. Kraft's left, are Milton Norton, Algona Charities, Inc.; Arlene Kenyon, Girl Scouts; Bill Clegg, Kossuth School for Retarded Children; Evelyn Bickert, Red Cross; and Dave Evans, Boy Scouts. Total amount of checks distributed this year was $14,550, with Algona Charities getting $800; School for Retarded, $1,800; Boy Scouts, $2,700; Girl Scouts, $2,300; Iowa Children's Home, $700; Salvation Army, $750; Red Cross, $2,125; Cancer, Heart and Polio, $2,300; Iowa Mental Health, $450; Arthritis and Rheumatism, $450; USO, $50; and Kossuth Mental Health, $125. According to Mr. Miller, the drive for funds for 1968 will be held during the months of September 1 and October this year under the direction of Harry Greenberg, campaign chairman. (UDM Flashfoto) Jack Purcell Of Algona Is Deaf Chairman An Algona man, Jack Purcell, is chairman of the 1968 Iowa Deaf Association convention to be held August 8-11 in Mason City next year. Mr. Purcell was chosen last September to head the annual event, which is expected to draw over 400 members from the IAD. Last weekend, Mr. Purcell attended a meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Iowa Association of the Deaf at which time four scholarships were awarded to young deaf students. Members of the association held a banquet and dance Saturday, and a picnic followed at Clear Lake, Sunday. Rock In Leg Frances Thul had the misfortune while mowing the lawn at her home Monday evening to have a rock picked up by the mower hit her leg. She was taken to St. Ann hospital, Algona, for medical aid. The rock was embedded in the leg and four stitches were needed to close the wound. Frances, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Thul, a senior at Garrigan this fall, had been detasseling with DeKalb. Bond Sales Up F.L. McMahon, Algona, volunteer county savings bond chairman, reported today that June sales of Series E and H savings bonds in Kossuth county were $39,574. This makes a total of $441,110 in the county during the first six months of 1967 for 56 per cent of the assigned sales goal. On Dean's List Patrick C. Frankl, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Frankl, South Sioux City, Nebr., was among 911 students on the Dean's List for high scholarship during the spring quarter at Iowa State U Budget hearing time was kicked off this week here with the Extension Council's hearing yesterday (Wednesday). However, the three real big ones, the county, Algona Community School District and City of Algona, are coming up. The city and school district hearings are slated August 9, while the county hearing will be August 14 at the courthouse. All voters have the right to attend these hearings and be heard for or against the planned expenditures for 1968. Here's a short rundown on the major budget proposals: City of Algona- Estimated total budget is $1,917,832, including the utilities budget, which totals $1,347,000. Total city budget estimate for next year is $570,832. Funds to be raised by taxation total $214,807. Anticipated income from sources other than taxation totals $1,051,458. Estimated unencumbered balance is $651,567. Millage rate under the new budget will be 29.44, a reduction of last year's millage rate of 34.75. Budget last year totaled $1,572,824. School District The estimated expenditures in the general fund fo,r 1967-68, excluding the federal funds anticipated, will be approximately $1,173,975, which is an increase over the actual expenditures of 1966-67 of about $190,380. The estimated millage for all school purposes, assuming about $125,000 in new "state equalization aid", is approximately 47 mills, compared to 38.97 mills total school levy in the current year. This includes a School House Fund levy which is increased approximately 4 mills to meet the new principal and interest requirement on the bond issue of last May. Kossuth County The county proposal shows expenditures up $352,000 to $2,780,500 (with secondary road askings at $1,650,000, or about 60 percent of the total) - and amount necessary to be raised by taxation up $30,050 to $1,297,050. Soybeans Two Weeks Behind Normal Here The crop outlook for this area is reported to be rated from "fair to good." According to Curtis Haahr of the ASCS office, an inch of rain would brighten the prospects of a big yield considerably. Haahr told the Upper Des Moines Wednesday that some soy beans in this locale are behind the normal rate of growth by several weeks, but precipitation would remedy the situation. From most reports, the stand of corn in the county seems to be in good shape, but here again rain would provide a fine boost. During the past week, station KLGA weather Instruments recorded only three traces of precipitation. The last sizable rainfall for this area was .84 of an inch on July 17. Maximum temperatures for the past seven-day period ranged from the low Bffs to the high Bffs, while the minimum temperatures varied from 56 to 68. The largest trace of moisture reported fell on July 30, when .22 of an inch was reported. The area experienced uncomfortable 88 degree temperatures Sunday and Monday of this week, but the forecast calls for readings in the lower 80*5 for Thursday and Friday. The official weather recording for the past week in the area follows: HI 86 80 81 84 85 88 DATE July 26 July 27 July 28 July 29 July 30 July 31 August 1 August 2 LO 66 56 56 56 60 58 R .05 .22 .03 58 Schools Here Set To Open August 28 It doesn't seem possible, but school bells will be ringing around this area before long. Here is the earliest report on local school openings: Garrigan High School will begin its 1967-68 school year August 28 when freshmen and sophomores enter for orientation. August 29, juniors and seniors will be oriented for the school year, and the first full day of classes will be August 30. Students were pre-registered last February when parents assisted the school officials in determining requirements of this year's teaching staff. At present, 514 students are enrolled for the upcoming year compared to 511 last year and several new courses are being considered. Classes at Algona High School will begin August 28 for what is expected to be one of the largest student bodies in the school's history. A complete list of approaching activities for students will appear in the near future. Plan Workshop Democratic State Chairman Clark Rasmussen announced plans for the "Why Wait til •68" workshop to be held in Des Moines Aug. 18-19. The two day workshop will be for party leaders from all over the state. During the workshop, panels will be held to discuss fund raising, public relations, issues and other phases of party organization. Car Wash The Algona High School Student Council will hold a car wash Saturday, Aug. 5, beginning at 9 at Bohr's Standard Station in Algona. Price will be $1 for interior and exterior cleaning.
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