The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on September 21, 1967 · Page 1
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Clear Pictures — Mora News - Loraest Circulation By RUSS WALLER "Brainwashing" seemstohave hit the jackpot as a news topic, since Governor Romney used the word. . .isn't there a little bit of brainwashing in many aspects of life today? That's why a large number of the bright young men who go to schools of journalism wind up in "public relations" work - a fancy name for departments devoted to brainwashing of one type or another. Our lobbyists in Des Moines or Washington are there to exercise all the brainwashing they can. You might even say that the editorial pages of newspapers are brainwashers, at least to the extent that the editors have opinions and endeavor to sell them. We all get brainwashed here and there along the way, so Governor Romney has considerable company. * * * One local gent came home from work in the middle of the afternoon to get something he had forgotten, and found his next door neighbor picking off a few of his tomatoes.... as good friends, the returnee asked the neighbor what in blank he was doing in the garden. Replied the neighbor: "If you were at work where you should be instead of boondoggling you wouldn't even know about it." Whereupon he marched home with his loot. * * * The football season is now with us in full bloom (altho the World Series is still around the corner), and we're in for another season of "experts" analyzing every play for us on TV. .. .if they'd only confine themselves to who carried the ball, who tackled the runner, and what down it is with how many yards to go. . . * * * Dick Post, longtime football fan, can't resist one bit of habit from his playing days. As a player he had the job of making sure there were 11 men on the Held. Now, as a spectator, he finds himself unconsciously counting the number of players on the field- if they're short, he yells out "Ten Men". . ..ifthere are too many, he can't help but yell "Twelve Men." If our coaches hear this booming voice from the stands, they'll understand how it happens! * * * An anonymous letter to this paper asks: "How do you get a place on a ballot where you can vote NO to hazy theories, NO to spending billions we haven't got for programs we don't need, and NO to bureaucrats whose chief aim is to perpetuate their useless jobs? Well, we don't know the answer to that one, but we do note that out in San Francisco they have approved a place on a ballot for a public vote on the question of a cease-fire and American withdrawal in Vietnam. . . .andthat*s a new twist. Seems a committee complied with all rules for a petition to bring this to a vote, and the California Supreme Court upheld its validity, Maybe petitions are the answer! * * * Up at Fairmont, a druggist jokingly put a postscript on a letter to his Congressman, asking about information on moving to Australia, and got a few pals to also sign the letter; the letter found its way into the Congressional Record, and then to the wire services, and it was quite a story - but they weren't serious at Fairmont, Not so, however, with 20 Chicago Negro citizens who have taken off for Liberia to establish new homes. . .one thing about it, if you're not satisfied you can always move. . . .and often the pasture isn't nearly as green as it might look on the other side, * * * One .advantage of a large vo» cabulary; it lets you insult the other fellow and get out of range before he realizes it. * * * Famous Last Line - If you want to leave .your footprints on the sands of time, wear your work shoes, aigona ®toper Be* jWomes; ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered as second class matter at the postofflce at Algona. Icnva (505111. Nov. 1. 1932. under Act of Congress of March 3. HTT9 ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1967 Two Sections — 20 Page* VOL. 101 NO. 72 County A.S.C. Committee Ballot, Sept. 23 The county convention where farmer-chosen delegates will elect farmers to fill vacancies on the Kossuth County Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation (ASC) Committee will be held Saturday, September 23, at 10:00 a.m. in the meeting room of the USDA building in Algona, Iowa, according to Richard I. Anderson, chairman, ASC County Committee. The convention will be open to the public, and any person interested in observing the voting procedure may attend. However, only farmer-delegates to the convention may participate in the election process. Election is by secret ballot and plurality vote. After the County Committeemen are elected the delegates will then determine which of the regular committeemen will serve as chairman, and vice chairman for the coming year. ASC County and Community Committeemen are in charge of the local administration of such farm-action programs as the Agricultural Conservation Program, the Feed Grain Program, the Wheat Program, Acreage allotments and marketing quotas, the National Wool Program, the Sugar Program, commodity price-support loans, and storage facility loans. A qualified candidate for service on the ASC County Committee, the Chairman explained, is one who is a resident eligible to vote in one of the community elections in the county, and who meets other eligibility requirements. Eligibility to vote or hold office as committeeman is not restricted by reason of race, color, creed, or national origin. Other details as to qualification of candidates are available at the County ASCS office. Restricting Supervisor Areas Likely Some redistricting of the five supervisor districts in Kossuth County may be necessary as a result of a ruling from the state that the "one man - one vote" principle applies to supervisor districts. The approximate distribution of population for the present districts is as follows: District 1 - Earnie Schmidt, Ottosen, supervisor - 6,052. District 2 - Gary McDonald, Algona - 6,629. District 3 - Andrew Reising, Wesley - 4,197. District 4 - L. A. Newbrough, Lone Rock - 5,224. District 5 - A. M. Kollasch, Swea City - 4,290. Two of the districts, the third and fifth, have considerably less population than the other three, and some readjustment may be made to comply with the ruling. A shift of one township, here and there, could undoubtedly balance the population figures to the required level. O.K. Osteopathic Use Of 450 At Annual AHS Homecoming Queens St. Ann; $ 110,000 Pledged Meeting Of At a meeting held Monday night, Sept. 18, the medical staff of St. Ann hospital voted unanimously to approve the applications of four area osteopathlc physicians to admit and treat patients in the hospital. Sister Delores, Administrator of the hospital, notified the four applicants of the favorable vote the following morning, The osteopathic physicians affected are: Dr. R. K. Richardson, Algona; Dr. W. M. Morrison, West Bend; Dr. R. D. Brainerd, LuVerne; and Dr. R. F. Snyder, Swea City. Their admission was effective as of their notification Tuesday morning. The hospital campaign fund reached the $110,000 mark at the first report meeting held Monday evening for workers in the General Prospects Organization. The first report meetings for the South County Organization and the Whittemore organization were not scheduled until Tuesday and Wednesday nights respectively. Results of the combined efforts of all soliciting organizations will be carried in the next issue of this newspaper. Campaign leaders have voiced their pleasure with the results to date. They pointed out that a large number of the Major Gift cards are still outstanding pending board actions by various companies, and more than 50% of the General Prospects cards are still to be reported. Ted Chrischilles and Paul Seeley, co-chairmen of the Algona General Prospects Organization; Clarence K. Bormann and Frank Reding, co-chairmen of the South County Organization; and Joseph H. Besch, chairman of the Whittemore organization, have joined in an appeal to all volunteer workers to complete their calls and report them to their chairmen as soon as possible. It is hoped that all calls will be completed by Friday, Sept. 22. Five Youths Charged In Break-Ins; Took Liquor Five youths from the Humboldt area were charged with breaking and entering four business places, including one at Lu Verne, there Monday. One of the five was held in jail there and the others were released to parents. Lead in the matter came when Patrolman Tom Cogdall, Algona, arrested two of the youths for possession of beer. A further check showed that a radio in their auto had been stolen during a break-in reported earlier. As a result, three more youths were apprehended and charged. Included in the alleged break- ins was one at the Bamboo Lounge at LuVerne Sept. 8. Eleven cases of beer, $50 in cash, about 20 cartons of cigarettes, ' eight one-half gallon bottles of liquor and a few miscellaneous Items were taken. The other break-ins allegedly occurred at at Ltvermore tavern, the Bradgate school and a cafe at Bode. lC- YEAR SENTENCE Lawrence H. Hickey, Estherville, changed his plea from not guilty to guilty before district court Judge Murray Underwood here late Tuesday afternoon and was sentenced to 10 years in the metfs reformatory at Anamosa for breaking and entering. Hickey was arrested and confined for allegedly breaking and entering the Irvington Elevator during the night of July 23. It was also alleged earlier that he entered the Galbralth store the same night. The pleas was on the elevator charge. After sentencing here Tuesday, Hickey was transported to Anamosa to begin serving his sentence. Studio Bldg. Sold The photo studio building with apartment upstairs, vacant for some months, has been sold to D. & M,, Inc. of Algona, it was learned this week. Herbst Real Estate handled the transaction. Council Shift; Dr. Nash Is New Member Two councilmen resigned during a special meeting of the city council here at 5 p. m. Tuesday. Howard Miller, councilman- at-large, and Sheridan Cook, fourth ward councilman, resigned, with Cook being later appointed to fulfill the term of Miller, who resigned for business reasons. Cook resigned his fourth ward post because he no longer lives in that area of the city. At his suggestion, Dr. Kevin Nash was appointed to serve the remainder of his term. Both terms expire at the end of 1967. Terms of both posts, along with that of Mayor Bill Finn, expire this year, and will be filled during the regular election Tuesday, Nov. 7. The term of James Andreasen, second ward, also expires. At present, no petitions for any of the city posts have been filed. One unidentified man did take out papers, but they have not been filed to date. Candidates, including incumbents, have until four weeks prior to the election date to file petitions. That would make the deadline Oct. 10 The term of Jim Kolp, Park Commissioner, also is up Check Matter One new case was filed in district court here this week. Defendant in the matter is Jerry Parsons. The State of Iowa, plaintiff, alleges he cashed a $20 check at Dunn's grocery store here dated May 21, 1967, and has charged him with false drawing and uttering of a bank check. Farm Bureau W. A. Tokheim of Swea City was re-elected president of the Kossuth Farm Bureau unit at the annual meeting held Tuesday evening at Burt. Marvin Leigh of Algona became a new officer, being elected vice president. Harold Bjustrom, Whittemore, was re-elected secretary, and Mike Frohling of Ottosen was re-elected treasurer. A woman's committee was also named, Mrs. Jos. Skow of Wesley being named as chairman, Mrs. Robert Boleneus of Wesley is vice president, and Mrs. Ronald Gardner of Algona, publicity chairman. Four directors were also elected, DarrellDreyerof Fenton twp., a new director, and Charles Bjustrom of Lotts Creek,Stanley Gardner of Plum Creek, and Charles Nygaard of Wesley, all re-elected, for two year terms. There were about 450 present for the barbecue and meeting, which also observed the 50th anniversary of the Farm Bureau organization in Kossuth county. J. Merrill Anderson, state Farm Bureau president, was the chief speaker. "Markets are the key to our future," Anderson said, "past programs have by-passed the market, putting our products into government storage which in turn could be released on the market to govern prices. A look at the present market prices tells of the need for a change. "Farm Bureau has been working for many years on improving marketing methods, and we need to do much more in this area." Anderson, president of Iowa's largest general farm organization, said that the American Farm Bureau is presently working hard on the Wheat and Feed Grains Act of 1967 commonly referred to as the Curtis bill. "The Curtis bill would provide for government money now being used for direct payments to be used to buy farm products in the market place rather than appropriating billions for direct payments for a control program which fails to control production. "Ifs another effort to strengthen the market system." Collision Here Tuesday Night; One Man Hurt Two cars sustained an estimated $1,250 damage and an Algona man, Robert W. McCullough, 50, got a bump on the right side of the head in a collision a quarter-mile east of Algona on highway 18 at 7:50 p. m. Tuesday. Charges in the matter are pending further investigation. The McCullough auto and another driven by Edwin J. Hibbs, 47, Algona, were headed east, with the latter car in the lead. They sideswiped when the McCullough vehicle started to pass as the Hibbs vehicle began a left turn. Both vehicles went into the north ditch. Deputy Sheriff Don Wood investigated. 1- or the Drst time in the history of Algona High School, Homecoming Queen candidates were selected this fall before the first game of the season - and as the photo above indicates, students at the school, who will elect the Queen during the week preceding the big event, are going to have a rugged time picking a winner. The contest should be very close. The candidates, who were nominated by members of the Bulldog football squad, are, left to right, Donna Fisher, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Fisher; Debbie Kelley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Russ Kelley; Marne Parrott, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dean Parrott; and Niki Wegner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elead Wegner. They are shown standing near the edge of Uie natural bowl which is the home of the football Bulldogs. All are seniors at AHS. The Homecoming Queen will be announced and presented to the crowd at the Clarion-Algona North Central Conference game here Friday night, Sept. 22. Selection of the candidates at this time was due to the earliest Homecoming on record here. Algona High will meet Emmetsburg High here in the season opener this Friday night, Sept. 15, then hosts Clarion at Homecoming in the second game of the season. (UDM News- foto by Don Smith) BRIGHT SPOT IN NEW TAX LAW State Tax Credit Forms To County Residents Soon Must Fill In And Return By Oct. 15 County Auditor Marc Moore and his office force are in the process of preparing tax credit forms for the new$2,500personal property tax exemptions which will be mailed to property taxpayers in Kossuth county, with a tentative deadline of return by October 15. The forms must be filled out, signed and notarized and mailed back, or brought into the auditor's office by the person claiming the tax credit. This is all part of the new Iowa tax set-up, and even to those with the responsibility of administering it, there are many unclear areas. The credit is authorized under the tax revision law passed by the last legislature. It affects taxes accrued in 1967 and payable in 1968. Household goods were completely exempted from taxation under the new law, and if household goods are the only 4% Year Old St. Joe Boy Dies Randy Kohlhaas, 4 1/2, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Kohlhaas of the St. Joe area, died at Mercy Hospital, Fort Dodge, Tuesday evening. Funeral rites for him were tentatively set for 9 a.m. Thursday (today) in St. Joseph's Cath- olic Church, St. Joe, with Rev. L. C. Schumacher officiating. Burial was to be at the church cemetery. Hamilton Funeral Home of Algona was in charge of arrangements. Masonic Lodge Planning Centennial The Masonic Lodge of Algona will hold a centennial observance of its founding with a special dinner and program at the hall here Nov. 2, Maynard Miller announced the event this week. Dinner will be served by the Eastern Star ladies and a special program will follow. Grand Lodge officers from other cities will be invited. Complete details later. All Over But Shouting - And Totaling Rail Loss A tired wrecking crew from the Milwaukee Road prepared to move out of Algona early this week with their crane and wrecking equipment, and also an odd assortment of partially damaged freight cars, car trucks, and other items that could be salvaged from the worst railroad wreck in Kossuth county history. The wreck piled up 29 cars of an 83-car freight just west of Algona the morning of Sept. 11. There could be no estimate of total loss, but it ran into many thousands of dollars, with equipment and cargo. The value involved was evident from the fact that the Milwaukee Road had a team of railroad detectives here for a week riding herd on the debris along the right-of-way. The above photos were taken in the Milwaukee yard near the Algona depot, as the train of the wrecking crew, with such cars as could be moved, prepared to leave for Austin, Minn. A similar train attacked the wreck from the west, coming in from Sioux City, and returning there this week. Rail traffic was resumed last Thursday. Initial traffic took 45 minutes to inch through the wreckage along the cleared and rebuilt track just south of the Algona Country Club. (UDM Newsfotos) things a person had taxed, no form will be mailed as that will automatically be deducted from the tax rolls. The tax revision does, however, affect personal property such as livestock, a business inventory, machinery, and the tax credit is for up to $3,500 of taxable valuation on these items. The Kossuth auditor's office has 5,000 of these exemption forms but didn't know exactly how many would be required until they got into the mailing process. Instructions are provided with the forms, which are in duplicate. Kossuth county had a total personal property taxable base of $20,957,000 last year. The counties will have to compute the amount of the exemptions claimed and in turn request reimbursement from the state treasurer from funds appropriated by the legislature. If there isn't enough money appropriated to meet the claims, each county will receive a pro rata share of the claims and each county will have to make up the deficit by increasing the tax on real estate. Hundreds of military exemptions are having to be transferred from personal property to real estate plus the elimination of all the household goods assessments. As the affidavits are returned, each taxpayer's assessment records will have to be corrected. Only after this has been completed can figures be forwarded to the state for computation of reimbursement amounts which, in turn, will determine the final local property tax millage levies. "In all probability taxes will not be ready for payment until quite late next year," the auditor explained. County auditors and deputies attended a school of instruction Sept. 15 and 16 in Des Moines to learn more details about the operation of the new personal property exemption law. Here is a short example of the final outcome for a farmer or businessman having a $3,300 assessment on his personal property such as livestock or merchandise inventory, By completing the affidavit he will receive soon, he will pay the locally established tax millage rate on only $800 of his property valuation, and the state will pay the same millage rate on the $2,500 which has been credited.

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