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#. • * • • Budget To Stand At Million; Dept. ot History and Des Moines 19, ' $13,100 Railroad Plans Appeal; Object To Big Surplus Emergency & Road Funds Are Bones Of Contention Requests that two proposed funds to be raised by taxes in 1955 be reduced or. eliminated from/the county budget, met with a lot of sales ^resistance from the . board-- of supervisors last Thursday/morning at the public hearing on the 1955 county budget. In the final windup, the original budget as prepared by the county auditor's office was approved without revl- • sion. !•' ; '. .' The adoption of the budget means 'that-Kossuth county will levy a total of $1,067,200 in taxes for 1955. Total proposed coun- . ty expenditures for 1955 were set at $2,361,874. A half dozen Algona business-, men, one farmer, and three representatives of the land and tax departments of railroads were present'at the hearing. The obieciors to .the budget wanted the county lo eliminate a proposed levy of $64.000 in the emergency fund, declaring that an expected balance January 1, 1955, of $65,000 should be enough to carry that fund for next year. • Second serious objection was to some of the levies proposed in the various county road funds for construction and maintenance. In these funds the county will u raise $674,000 by taxation in ' -^P55, and proposed to spend $1,•i,-..0,000 for road purposes accord- i' flj$° the budget; The railroad n.KBpoir.ted out that the expected balance at the end of this year would be over a half million dollars and they felt some reduction could be made in the tax levy without hampering the future road program. The supervisors did.not budge. To File Slate, Appeal One railroad representative, Michael V. Deane of the Chicago & Northwestern System,-said-that the matter of the emergency fund would be taken up with the State Comptroller of Iowa. Other railroad represenatives were R. J. Haitsma and R.. A, Clark of the Chicago,-"Rock Island^nd Pacific By.'-: .-"•••- ' *••• V..-.y-. * - 'Taking each budgfet department item'for item, only a few were questioned*' ; . Eugene Furst, deputy county •auditor, read the proposed budget and did the explaining' as questions arose "You guys figure different than we do," Furst told the railroad tax men. "Well, we get it right from your own. books," replied one railroad tax agent. ,' This came after a discussion of the general fund, when Furst said the county expenses averaged $14,000 a month and one tax agent replied that-would total $168,000 a year but the proposed expenditures for 1955 were $228,000. This fund was passed over without too much fuss, however, but the court expense occasioned some disclosures. Plan A Law Library Furst said that one of the reasons the 1955 proposed expenditure in this fund is $27.000 instead- of something like the $4,373 spent in 1952 or the $7,618 spent in 1953 is because there will be a special levy to raise funds for a law library, to be installed in the new lawyers' room in the courthouse. The levy in question would raise $5,000 a year for books.. The lawyers intend to make some contributions also, Furst said, of books and funds. The law books in the courthouse library would not be subject to taxation, he added. All in all, the county expected to have $555,000 on hand January 1 from the various funds, would raise $1,067,200 from new taxes, would receive $739 V 674 from other sources and has a proposed expenditure total for 1955 of $2,361,874. This does not mean all of that would have to be spent, however. . Estimated tax per $1,000 of assessed valuation would be $6.16 in towns and $16.71 in the county where maintenance and construction is levied. < * * * City Taxes For'55 Will Be $142,402 A total of $13,100 was lopped from the budget of the City oi Algona for 1955 at the budget hearing last Thursday evening. The city's official budget for the next year will be $142402. Of the $13,100 reduction from the original proposal, $7,000 was eliminated by the council m meeting with the various appointive boards of the city prior to the official budget meeting, and another $6,100 which would have come from tax funds foi payment of 1949 sewer obligations is to be requested removed from the budget, subject to ap- I proval of the Board of Review, \ffih so far has never failed to e request. ESTABLISHED 1863 Entered ai second class matter at the postoffic'e at Algona, Iowa, Nov. 1, 1932, Under Act of Congress of March 3, 1879. ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, AUGUST 17, 1954 3 SECTIONS - 18 PAGES VOL 91 - NO. 33 County Fair To Open Wednesday Ledyard Youth Thrown From Motorcycle; pies William Craig Wiemer, 17, of Ledyard, was killed about 5 p.m. Sunday south of Spirit Lake on highway 71 when his motorcycle struck the rear of • a car, hurling him into the path of an oncoming car. Allaire Farrow, 18, also of . Ledyard, riding behind Wiemer on the motorcycle, was thrown off but landed on her feet, running. She* escaped injury. * ' , Dr. .Kenneth L. Clayton, Dickinson, county coroner, said the motorcycle struck the rear of a car driven by- PaUl Bradshaw of Montgomery, who had slowed down to .permit a truck id make a left 'turn. ' The coroner said. Bradshaw and the driver of the -truck. Lyle Phillips, operator for Stroller Fisheries at Spirit Lake, estimated their speed at ahpui 5 miles an hour at the time of the accident. Wiemer was thrown into the path 6i~a car driven by Everett Sierler of Ashton, Dr. x Clayton said. Wiemer's parents, Mr and Mrs William Wiemer, were 'reported'to be somewhere in Ihe Iowa Great Lakes region and could-iioi be reached immediately Sunday afternoon. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at ihe Evangelical Reformed church in Ledyard. The 1 youth' is survived • by , a sister, 13, in addition to his parents. • Reductions from the original budget were made as follows, on the basis of sums to be raised by direct taxation: Swimming pool,' down from $5,000 to $1500; Park Board, down from $4,500 to $3,500; Cemetery Ass'n, down from $3,000. to $2,000; Fire Dept., down from $3,000 to $2,500; sewage treatment, down from $7,500" to $6,500. '"Largest increase in the budget on basis of taxation was for the library board, which will receive $9,950 in tax money, or an increase of $6,450 from the preceding year. ", ' In other council business, Robert McCullough was reappointed to the airport commission for a.term of .six years, building permits were; approved; jjanji; it was agreed 'to 'install"(concrete bumpers, in the city parldng416t, with Jess Lashbrook to handle the work. Sewer revenue bonds for $200,' 000 will be up for sale in the near future. In Fines, Four Divorces, District Court A $500 fine on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, a second offense for the defendant, and four divorces contributed to an above-normal week of activity in Kossuth district court. Robin ,T. Hart of Lone Rock was fined $500 on the charge by Judge G, W. Stillman after his plea of guilty, Monday. Harr was arrested py Deputy Sheriff Don Wood, Saturday evening, after a tractor he was driving ran into a car driven by Arnold E. Deitering of Bancroft on a county road in Greenwood twp. Harr waived a preliminary hearing before Mayor Linda Clapsaddle in Algona and made an immediate plea of guilty in district court. He had not paid the fine, however, as of Monday noon, but was making efforts to do so. Four divorces, all granted Tuesday of last week, by Judge Stillman, were as follows: Wm. H. Meyer was divorced from Sara Louise Meyer, with a settlement agreed upon by the couple, They are from Swea City. Velma Pauline Hewett was given a divorce from Clyde I. Hewett. Both are from. Swea City. A settlement was mutually agreed upon. Fern Fox and Richard M. Fox were issued a divorce. They are from Algona. Alice Platt was given a divorce from Herman Platt, in the fourth case on the docket. They are from Algona. In the case of the State vs. Charles Taylor, in which matter the defendant was charged with buying beer when a minor, Taylor was fined $300 and costs on the charge, which fine was paid. Two new court • cases were docketed. Palmer Rurup is plaintiff, naming Carl Dean and Walter McBride as defendants in a damage action in which the plaintiff seeks judgment of $741.21 as the result of a. collision. lola Mae Pasley is asking a divorce from Calvin O. Pasley, They are from AJgona. To Washington, D. C. Richard If- Meyer, A2/C, son of Mrvand Mrs Dick 9- Meyer of Algona, recently completed a training course and has been assigned to en airways and sir communication squadron at Andrews AJr Force Bft&e, Washington, p.C. Harry L. Herr Dies Suddenly Here Monday Friday Deadline In Voting For ASC Committee The ballots have been mailed; now it's up to the farmers in Kossuth county to pick the men they want to serve on township ASC committees, .according to County Chairman R.'I. And'erson. Deadline for voting is this'Fri- day, Aug. 20. Envelopes containing the ballots must be postmarked by that date, or personally delivered to ,the ASC office in Algona by 5 p. m. that afternoon. "Full benefits offered by the ASC farm program depend to,a great extent on the selection of competent, qualified meiv tb administer it on'-.the ^township level," said Anderson, "and it's up to the iarmers themselves to pick capable men in the- annual ASC community elections; It is the duty of every farmer to cast his ballot and-to urge his neighbors,to vote without fail." . : , The number of farmer's participating in.the community elections has decreased in recent years, and it is feared by And'erson that a continuance of this trend might lessen the effectiveness of the voice of agriculture in national affairs. It is. hoped that 100,000, or double the number of voters last year, will cast ballots in the mail election in Iowa. > Corn delivery to bins started yesterday in Kossuth county as well as in all surrounding counties, and activity at bin sites was quite brisk. Many_ farmers made arrangement? early" this year, Jsas-r. big the situation somewhat, jai- jlhqugh..there'. will be..tQuiie.V.A- shortage• of bin .space available. Federal loans can be arranged lor by farmers wanting -to build storage structures on their own farms. Sealing of oats on farms will begin Monday, Aug. 23, with the price set at 73c. Individual farmers should get in touch with their township sealer for full particulars. Some fair Highlights Harry L. Herr, 60, well-known Algona hardware salesman, died suddenly at his home at 418 north Minnesota street at 8:15 Monday morning. Mr Herr had reported for work as usual a,t the Hall- Strahorn Hardware store, felt ill, and returned to his home, where he died of a heart attack. Funeral and burial will -be held at Creston, his birthplace, but arrangements are not complete £\t this time. Richardson funeral home had charge of arrangements here. Mr Herr, the son of David and Lulu Herr, was born Feb. 15, 1894 at Creston, and married Elizabeth M. Smith there in 1917. They lived there, with the exception of one year in Montana, until 1943, when they came to Algona. Previous to coming here, he had fanned and been in the hardware business. He was associated with Peterson Hardware here for several years, and had been with Hall- Strahorn for the, past five years. He was a member of the Methodist church. His wife, a daughter, Vonda Jarrett and four grandchildren, Larry, Janet and Sandra Clasier, and David Herr, survive. He was preceded in death by a son, Orris Elton Herr, who died while in the service in 1944 during World War II. Girl, 5, Knocked Out By Swing Linda Hunt, 5, was knocked unconscious Friday morning when a play swing set toppled over on her as she was- playing in the back yard. She was rushed to the doctor who received and examined her. She fortunately only suffered minor bruises and some sore muscles. She is the daughter of Mr and Mrs Clarence Hunt, Died In West On A Peer Hunting Trip Whitternore—Funeral services for. .Paul Beck, 46, were held Thursday afternoon at the Methodist church in Fenton, Rev. J. T. Snyder of Sioux Rapids, and Rev Callahan of Fenton officiated. Pallbearers were Wilfred Stoeber, Ortwin and Raymond Tietz, Hans Baggo, Lester Weisbrod and Wayne Alderson. Interment was at the Fenton cemetery. Paul M. Beck was born Aug. 31 at Rock Rapids, and was the son of Mr and Mrs Franklin Beck. He was united in marriage to Beatrice Kramer at Alta, la. in 1939. They .lived in Fenton until 1942, whgn they moved to San Pablo, Calif., where Mr Beck was an electrician and a son-in- law of Mrs Anna Kramer of Whittemore. Mrs Beck was visiting with her mother when she received news of the death of her husband. Mr Beck, with a group of men, was hunting deer in the mountain region on opening day. When the men gathered at a certain point, Mr Beck was missing and was not found until Sunday by another hunter. He died of a heart attack. He leaves his wife, one daughter, Alvina of. Clear Lake and three 'sisters, Dorothy Jones of Miami, Okla.; Edna Burke of Rockford and Mrs Edna Ritter of Osagc. Lakota Robbers Get 10 Years The three men wno admitted participating in two robberies at Lakota a few weeks ago, were each sentenced to 10 years in the state penitentiary last week at Mason City. They were Richard E. Steeve, 23, and Thomas G. Rasmussen, 22, both of Mason City, and Roy A. Lewis, 27, of Nora Springs. The men were arrested in Mason City July 31, twp days after the Lakota. robberies. They were involved in a number of other North Iowa break-ins $1500 Now In For Vets Memorial The fund drive for the Veteran's Memorial Plaque^ to be mounted in the new courthouse is now 60 percent completed, according to chairman Jim Kelley. A total of about $1500 has now been donated by individual and organizations, leaving $900 still to be accumulated. The total needed for the piaque is $2400. Checks from'various organizations have come in the past two 96th Annual Exposition Has Centennial Theme A summary of the official program for the 1954 fair follows: 9*j »* *f.v#**» **w» j^v5*v*4 eu^i4*«»j »t'Wesley; 559.59, VFW auxiliary, Algona. One of the most' interesting portions of the 1954 Kossuih County Fair will be the Home Talent Minstrel Show, "Land 'O Cotton," to be presented Friday evening, Aug. 20, in front of the grandstand. \ The Centennial Trio, pictured above, all of Fenton, will be one af the special program numbers. Left to right they are Verdel! Seely, Lela Schlei and Mary Weisbrod. Fortune smiled on the directors of the Home Talent Minsire when Mary Janice Collett of Denver, daughter of Mr and Mrs Ray McWhorter of Portland twp., returned for a visit. She has an outstanding act which has made a big hit in Denver productions and in which three trained Pomeranians, shown above, are also stellar performers. Her act will be included in the Minstrel Show. Biggest Contest In Fair History, Girls 4-H Work The largest demonstration contest in Kossuth 4-H history will be offered in the Armory Building at the Kossuth Fairgrounds, Wednesday and Thursday of this week, 29 teams consisting of senior, junior and special activity teams will compete. The club names, demonstration titles and girl's names Wednesday, August 18 8:30 a. m. — Prairie Pals — Charlotte Wise and Jeanette McCarthy. 9:00 — Wesley Wizards — Carol Goetz and Darline Bentele. 9:30 — Portland Princesses — Ellen Stewart and Noreta Trunk- hill. 10:00 — Valley Farmerettes — Verlene Mayland and Judy Stecker. 10:30 — Swea Sunbeams — Cheryle Torine and Ruth Ann Pehrson. 11:00 — Greenwood Girls — Betty Heldorfer and Karen Wilhelmi. 11:30—Lone Rock Lively Rockets—Sharon Gardner and Phyllis O'Donnell. 1:00 p. m. — Fenton Forwards — Jo Ann Sunde and Alice Geitzenauer. 1:30 — Lakota Luckies — Delores Rippentrop and Ruth Wallentine. 2:00 — Burt Blue Birds — Ar- ditb Prone and Judy O'Brien. 2:30 — Irvington I's — Virginia Simons and Joan Urch. 3:00 — Bancroft Busy Bees — Betty Cogley and Darlene Sim mons. 3:30 — Union Alethean — Eve lyn McKim and Mary Ilia Erpeld ing. 4:00 — Cresco Chums — Bev erly Gerber and Deanne Eisen barth. Thursday, August 19 0:30 a. m. — Riverdale Rustler —' Marilyn Bormann and Norma Jean Reding. 9:00 — Lotts Creek Lassies — Mary Jo Haag and Patty Wald schmidt. 9:30 — Buffalo Boosters — Dar lene Callies and Betty Hatten. 10:00 — Grant Go-Getters — Elinor Anderson and Dorothy Westcott. 10:30 — LuVerne Live Wires— Annette Braynard and Audrey Hanselman. 11:00 — Seneca Stars — Mary Lou Simpson and Phyllis Kauffman. , 11:30 — Judge's Comments. Junior teams will compete Friday afternoon as follows: Buffalo Boosters — Virginia Fritz and Coriijne Zwiefel; Seneca Sparklers — Lois Wilberg and Bonnie Mclntire; Blue and White Crusaders — Jean Rahe and Gail El%becker; Grant Go-Getters — Karen Goraczkowski and Evelyn Mino; LuVerne Peppy Pals — Judy Hobscheidt and Judy Grandgenett; Plum Creek Elite- Anne Steven and Glenda Gabrielson; Prairie Pals — Darlene and Delores Studer. 150 At KC Picnic About 150 were present Sunday at the annual Knights of Columbus picnic, held at the K.C. park and clubroom, east of Algona. Following dinner, games were played, races run for the kids, and a baseball game was enjoyed. Wednesday, August 18 7:00 A.M.-Gates open. 9:00 A.M.—Judging of Beef, Floral Ha)l and Girls Club Exhibits. 2:00 P.M.-Big Car Auto Races. 8:00 P.M.-"Fair Vogues of 1954" by Mario Show Productions. Thursday, August 19 7:00 A.M.—Gates open. 9:00 A.M.-Judging of Dairy, Swine and Girls Club Exhibits. 10:00 A.M.—Judging of Sheep. 11:00 A.M.-Judging of Rabbits and Poultry. 2:00 P.M.—Stock Car Races. Open competition. _ 8:00 P.M.-"Fair Vogues of 1954" by Mario Show Productions. Friday, August 20-KOSSUTH COUNTY DAY (Special Privileges for Children) 7:00 A.M.—Gates open. 9iOO A.M.—Judging continues. 1:00 P.M.—Judging of Colts and Pleasure Horses to be followed by special entertainment by the Saddle Clubs of Kossuth County. 1:00 'P.M.—Free baseball games. 6:30 P.M.—Livestock Parade. Kossuth County's boys and girls in 4-H will entertain you with the finest animals * that this great County can' produce. 8:00 ' P.M.—"Come to the Fair." A stage production by residents of Kossuth County. Home talent 'and home produced. Saturday, August 21 . 7:00 A.M.—Gates open. , 8:30 A.M.—Sale of prize livestock. 2:00 P.M.—Stock £ar Races..Open competition. , 8tOO P.M.—"Tournament of Thrills." A brand new Thrill Show. Kossuth county's greatest county fair will open Wednesday morning. There will be four days of jam- packed activity; every afternoon and evening is filled with entertainment never before equalled here. As Lou Nitchals, fair secretary, puts it; "It's Fun Galore in '54 at the Kossuth Centennial Fair." Monday morning Secretary Nitchals said it was necessary to start turning down commercial exhibits. All available exhibit space on the grounds had been taken. There just wasn't any more room. Algona business houses will be closed all Wednesday afternoon in observance of the Kossuth Fair. Summamed above is the official program for the 1954 fair with the major prpgram numbers itemized. Big Car auto races start things off Wednesday afternoon, followed by Stock Car races Thursday afternoon. The Mario Show Productions will offer "Fair Vogues of 1954" Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Friday will find two baseball games offered free in the afternoon. In the first game, Bancroft will play Burt at 1 p.m. and Lone Rock will meet the Algona KC team at 3 p.m. on the fairgrounds diamond. Friday evening the Kossuth Rural Women's Chorus offers a home talent Minstrel Show of great merit. Saturday afternoon the Stock Car racers return, and Saturday night the "Tournament of Thrills" show will be presented. Saturday morning at 8:30 a.m. the prizewinning baby beeves, market pigs and lambs will be sold at public auction. There will be an estimated 300 baby beeves, 100 market pigs and 30 sheep offered for sale. Auctioneers for this sale will be Dale Yungeberg, Algona; Charlep Quinn, Bancroft; and the Colwell Bros, of Algona. George Hawcott of Burt will clerk the event. General admission for adults, day and night will be 50 cents at the gate with cars free, and children under 10 free. Grandstand admission is 75 cents, afternoon and evening, with the exception of the baseball games, which are free, Friday afternoon. The Merriam Carnival Shows will be on the Midway with rides, side shows, games and concessions. It's Fun Galore in '54 at the Kossuth Fair — let's go! Many Donate To New Fair Barn Kossuth County 4-H leaders and friends constructed a new pole type barn to house the increased entries of baby beeves in the 1954 Kossuth Fair. The materials were purchased by the Fair Board and the work done last week by club leaders, members and friends of 4-H. Persons giving freely of their time and talents on the construction project were: Claude Seely, Stanley Gardner, _Gene Nurre, Eugene Nurre, Jr., Bernard Thilges, Oliver Carlson, James Kearns, Dave Friets, Earl Zwiefel, Maurice Bilsborough, Jimmy Miller, Fred Asa, Kenneth Strayer, Ray Johnson, Ed Kain, Leonard Mullins, Richard Friets, Paul Trenary, John Looft, Chester SchoOy, Harlan Mueller, John Eigler, Ronald Mortensen, Lloyd Berkland, Clayton Johnson, Howard Schoby, Howard Schoby, Jr. Gerald Soderberg, William & Taylor Implement, Corwin Peer, Larry Menz. G, M Will, Alan Peterson, Lloyd Thorson, Cecil Thoreson, John Voss, Jr.^ Louis Wingert, Philip Fisher, Arlie Banwart, Ray Frieden, Robert Peterson, Albert Meyer, Roland Meyer, James Elbert, James O'Brien, Gerald Streit, Jr., Ed Jensen, John Burton, county extension director and Robert Juhnsun, county youth assistant. Joins Local Firm Ron Enfield, of Fort Dodge, has joined the sales department of Schultz Bros, here, dealers in Studebaker and Packard cars. Mr Enfield was for some years in the automobile business in Ohio, and also in Fort Dodge. 2 Fights Monday Two fights in Algona Monday night resulted in injuries to one man, Paul H. Brock, and the arrest of another on an intoxication charge. g Brock is said to have pulled a knife on Cletus E. Jameson, and in the resulting scuffle. Brock was knocked unconscious and taken to St. Ann hospital. He is recovering, and when released will be charged with assault with intent to inflict bodily held. Both men atu with a railroad crew._ The fight was at the Office Tavern. Eddie P. Labs, Albert Lea, Minn., was airesied after another battle, and held in tb« local jail on a charge oi intoxication.

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