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X Dept. of History and Dea Molnes 10, Iowa By Runs Waller .,' ' • «-,*;' Al^ona.had a poll of (is own Saturday , . , as a part of class work high school students with an assortment of questions, staged a unique poll-taking deal with questions based mainly on political likes and dislikes' and^world issued. Good experience, both for the students and those interviewee^ (See adjacent column), ESTABLISHED 1863 Entertd SB setiofid class matter at the postotfifte at Al8<«». I6wa, Nov. ii 1932, uttde* Act ot ConifreMi of March 3, 1879. AlOONA, tO^A, tUESDAY, OCTOBtR 16, 1954 4 SECTIONS - 28 PAGES VOL. 91 - NO. 43 Herring To Visit Farms In Kossuth Vjj^^^^v r ,.,."• \ ' '* ^^^^^ . : ' ' A • _ • IB Dr. W. W. Jolley up at Pen- toft has a hobby — he's a radio "ham" as 'they call them . , .the other evening Doc was talking to Someone a thousand or so miles away and haying a little trouble with the signal . . . "How's my signal coming in?* asked Doc... a few seconds later the phone rang— "Your signal 5s^ coming in fins'' said Mrs Gilbert Scribner, who with her husband manage and operate the Fenton telephone exchange. • •(•• A , •' ' V -' One would almost think that Ives and Harrimah were running for governor in Iowa,- instead of New York, judging byv the great amount of attention and headlines given to the pros and co'ns p£ their current battle in the Register. . .•• •* .' '*.. • • Incidentally, the 'name of one of the ttsherettes v at the recent Democratic rally, was listed as- Caroline Brown— it should have been Caroline Drone. .-'•"• • • ' . ' ' Scouts Jell us there are a few interesting election wag, ers in • the • mill . ; . football bets are taking Second place, ~~and look, like pikers in derm-; . parison. .. • ' ' . • <• •" . Tony Zale, onetime middleweight 'boxing champion of the world, will be in .Algona next Thursday evening, Oct. 28. He will referee a .wrestling card at the V.F.W. .auditorium,^ being 'sponsored jointly by the V.F.W. and Moose Lodge. • The' show itseff will have four events/including one in whjLch two* women wrestlers will tangle,' ' Ini.ario.tner;'. the 38ilbvMan.Mou.nT, tain 'Dean- 'Jr. will ' compete: Special precautions, are being taken in building the platform because of Dean's great weight. '", TONY ZALE » * « Service clubs usually have problems in programs, but due to a mixup the Rotary club showr ed up with two of them by mistake last week ... Doc Horton, club member, graciously postponed his presentation of his sleight- of-hand program a week. ..Doc has quite a" collection of, tricks and Monday astounded his fellow members with his manipulations ... only one thing bothered him—he couldn't figure out the procedure for letting down the Venetian blind behind him in the hotel window, and Andy Foster, no magician, solved the dilemma. ^ Pwjcafcw Thursday., .Halloween party Saturday... vote next Tuesday. , , , The bigciw |h« Summer vacation, the harder the Fall. S. P. McDonald got us away to a hesitant start, Monday morning over breakfast. He commented on the appearance of a bald spot on the crown of your scribe's head... time marches on, Tubby. / , , Famoui Las* Ljne—When , this country was <JW°7*fW howling wtt4fjn*w > f u >m howling- to Give Closer • t ; Screening In '55 Farm Plan , County Officers- To Get Lowdown On Oct. 27th The 1955 soil and water conservation program administered by the ASC agency of the United States Department of Agriculture isNexpected to reach a greater number of Iowa farm owners and l operators and at the same time encourage production adjustments, it Avas announced this week by Dwight W. Meyer, chairman of the state AtsC committee. The state's apportionment of federal funds to^ assist farmers carry out needed conservation practices next year is $8,972,000. Encouragement "of production adjustments in the fact of present grain surpluses' will come through a new rule to be in effect in the 1955.Agricultural conservation Program, which is commonly known as ACP. This rule provides that ifull compliance' with any basic crop acreage allotments in effect next year will be required to qualify for ACP cost^sharing. , The cost- sharing plan permits farmers to be reimbursed for as much as 50 percent of the actual cost of completed, approved ACP 'practices. ' •':".''. ••--- •••, • , _...,.,... ;•• . State Chairman < Meyer stated that practices to 'be offered in 1955 will include certain new' ones designed primarily for conserv ing cropland taken out of production through acreage allotments Emphasis on most needed am enduring-type practices will b< continued as in recent years bu !ar more attention will be given to screening cost-sharing re quests in, order to assure greate*all:icqijservattQn accomplish? rrients, the ASC official declared However, he continued, the im adrtartce of advance planning by farmers and the encouragemen of pooling agreements to mee more .effectively the joint prob lems of several farms will b stressed The , initial period for farm owners and operators to file re quests for cost-sharing practice to be established next year wil close on December 10, Meye said • .'..-. Members "of the' Kossuth count t ASC committee and certain coun ty' office employees have bee directed to attend a district meet ing' at Estherville on .Wednes day, Oct. 27- At that time the will receive" details of the 1955 program and instructions for administering it on,the local level. After the district meeting, Kossuth county and community ASC committeemen, with the cooperation of other agencies, will qut- line plans for submitting the 1955 conservation program to the greatest possible number of farm owners and operators. New Pastor At Titonka Named Titonka—Rev. Sam Goldman of Storm Lake is the new.Method- st minister who will take the place of Rev. J.-Albertsen who las gone to Sibley. Rev Goldman arid his wife and twp children will move here Nov. 1. Rev Wm. E. Butler of Britt was the speaker for Sunday, Oct. 24. The Rev R. E. Johnson-, who is a missionary from Puerto Rico, will give the morning service Sunday, Oct. 31. Demos Lead In Poll Of 500 The November 2 election is still art uncertain umber according to a poll conducted by four ilgoha -high school juniors who sampled nearly 00 Kossuth county voters. The girls who con- ucted the poll as part of a research project m American literature v are Lorelie Rupp, Barbara Joupne, Jeri Kae Voigt and Karen Shirley. ! s According to the poll resulfs farmers will go verwhelmihgly Democratic. The Gity of Algona s apt to go Republican. Overall the picture seems right for the Democrats;. ' : Thfe most reliable sampling; method, by oc- upatiqn, showed a lead for both Gillette and Herring. : ' ' Senator '• Democrat Gillette -.————- 57% Republican Martin -•-- 43% Governor Democrat Herring _ — -, 57% Republican Hoegh - 43 h However, Martili and Hoegh are both running strongest with the professional and clerical occupation groups. The farmer appears to be the balance of power; ' A totally random sample conducted by one of the girls showed (in Algona only, ana excluded the-farm Vote) the following percents: Martin — 52% Gillette ^_.____ i -^---^—.— r ~—48% Herring .^—.— -/. 55% Hoegh -I: - 44% Conclusions-are difficult to draw, as well as dangerous, but It would appear .from the results of this poll that'. Herring is .running much stronger than many'supposfed in Kossuth county and that perhaps at least'in ;Algona, Gillette is not running quite as well as many Democrats had suspected. '• The final tally on No.v..2 will give an accurate check on how Close the local poll came to the actual outcome of the voting. 1 Pancake Day Thursday Thursday is Pancake Day in' Algona — the third annual one sponsored by the Algona Kiwanis club. Proceeds from the pancake lunch will go to the children's hot lunch fund for use at the Annex and Academy. Serving will start at the Annex at 10 a. m. and cakes served until 4 p. m. by club members. After two previous experiences the Kiwanis members are pretty adept at dishing up delicious' products from the griddle. Ticket sales began last week. All of the ingredients are being furnished without charge by the Quaker Oats Co.. Nash Coffee Co., Penick-Ford syrup, Algona Creamery. Algona Produce and Brown's Dairy. Joseph Weig, Wesley, Dies; Services Today Last rites fpr Joseph Weig, 79, Wesley,, were held this morning (Tuesday) at St. Joseph's church in Wesley at 9:00 a.m. Father L. N. Klein officiated, and : ;burial followed in St Joseph's cemetery. .Hamilton Funeral ; ' - All Gas Lines * Now turned On All users of natural gas in Algona are now ready for cold weather. "-'•...',-. Jerry Donovan, manager of the Perry Gas Co. office in • Algona, announced that all commercial and .residental gas was turned on last night (Monday). : The actual,supplyng,of gas to all who want it comes after sev* eral months of laying of pipes all over Algona—55, miles/of them, and makes i natural gas for cook- ing'and heating a reality.':, .,, Hqme? of; Algoha< airrangernents. •".'' Mr. Weig died Saturday night, Oct. 23, of a stroke after an illness of five months, at Wesley. Joseph, son of Mr and Mrs Joseph Weigl'Sr., was born Feb. 12, 1875 at Fort Dodge. He moved to Wesley at the age of 18 and had lived in that area since that time. He was never married.' ' Survivors include two brothers, John and George Weig, Wesley. Pallbearers were Ed, Raymond, John, Lawrence and George Weig and Charles Munson. K & H Oil Has Annual Meeting The annual meeting of the K & H Co-Op Oil Co. was to be held :oday (Tuesday, Oct. 26) at Wes- ey. . Presentation of annual reports by J. P.- Studer, manager, and election of three directors for Lhe -board were among major items of business to be completed. The terms of Andrew Gollner, Algona, who has served as president the past year, Leo M. Arndorfer of Bancroft, vice president, and John W. Boyken of Woden, drectof, expired. Directors whose terms holdover are E. J. Widen of Corwith, W. S. Cosgrove of Wesley, C. ,F. Callies of Titonka, and Howard Salisbury, of Burt. The annual report showed total sales for the year Sept. 1, 1953, to Aug. 31, 1954, of $863,848.09, with • patronage refunds allocated of $115,128.83 and a net savings of $127.435.20. The company operates stations at Wesley, Woden, Titonka, Burt, Corwith and Bancroft. i'..- 1 & ""^£I>*'< 1>.^™V' •' Mrs Smith, 65, Dies Suddenly At Farm Home Swea City — Mrs Edith Smith, 65, died suddently at 3 p.m. Saturday at her farm home eight miles north and one mile west of Swea City on the state line. Death was due to' a heart attack. j Mrs Smith collapsed • on the fetep of her farm home as she started out to care for the chickens. Her daughter, Mr." Marvin Sanders, who lives on the same farm, was in Swea City at the time. Mr Sanders was in the field. With Mrs Smith at the house were her grandson, nine-year-old Elaine Sanders, and his ten-year-old uncle, Roger Sanders. Thinking Mrs Smith had fainted, Roger .rode his bicy- ele to the field .to summon help while Elaine remained beside his grandmother. She never moved following her collapse and Dr R. .F, Snyder of 'Swea City, later - Given 30 Day Jail Sentence In Driver Case 4 Damage Suits Filed In Kossuth District Court Doyle Johnson, Algona, was sentenced to serve 30 days in the county jail, last Friday, on a plea of guilty to a charge of operating a. motor vehicle while his driver's license was under suspension. Costs of $16,39 were also assessed against the defendant by Judge G. W. Stillman in district court. Four new cases.were filed on the civil docket in district court last week, three of them as the result of an accident in Minnesota. Joe Arhdorfer, Sexton, was named as defendant in three different suits resulting from an automobile accident July 9, 1954 on highway 15 in Minnesota, south of Brownton. Plaintiff in the first case is Elmer Provencher as guardian for Lois Provencher, asking $500. Elmer Provencher is plaintiff in the second case asking judgement for $227.35, and Marion Provencher is plaintiff in 'the third case asking $500. Mr and Mrs Rovald E. Thomas are plaintiffs in a damage suit against Frank Decker of Algona, as the result of an auto accident March 21, 1954. The plaintiffs are asking a judgment for $1121.42, TIPS ON VOTING The facts shown here .give you some of the "hows" of voting. MAKE YOUR BALLOT COUNT These,,marks are legal In each case a cross has been used and the intersection of the lines eft the cross is inside the circle or square. These markings apply to the circle at the head of the ticke or the squares of the individua candidates. THESE SPOIL YOUR BALLOT Candidate For Governor Plans 4-Hour Drive Caravan To Cover Seven Towns, Stop At Various Farms Clyde E. Herring, Democratic candidate for governor, will climax his Iowa campaign with a whirlwind three hour tour of Kossuth county Saturday, Oct. 29, during which he will visit personally with farmers in the area, it was revealed here Monday by Kossuth county Democratic spokesmen. , , '. ; ,v Lone Rock, 72, Passes Oct. 21 Funeral .services for Mrs Wilbur Heiter, 72, Lone Rock, were held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Presbyterian church in Lone Rock. •-.-.. Rev. Nordine officiated, and burial in the Burt Township cemetery followed., Hamilton' Funeral Home of Algona was in charge of arrangements. ; Mrs Heiter died Thursday, Oct. 21, at 1:30 a.m. following an illness of; a year and a half, at Holy Family hospital, Estherville, of a heart condition. Marian E. HoHister, daughter of Mr and Mrs Bennett Hollister, was born May 1, 1882 in Wisconsin. She came to Iowa with her parents at the age" of one and a h'alf years to a farm near Lone Rock. She was married to Wilbur Heiter., December 16, 1908 at Lone Rock, and the family has resided there since. Survivors include her husband, a daughter,'Mrs Glair, > Bpllinger (Harriett),'Lone'Rock,'and a brother, Leslie B. Hollister, Guthrie Center. Pallbearers were' Ernest and Delmar Fischer, Warren and Willard Thompson, Ernest Jensen arid Harlan Blanchard. tantaneous; • ,She had not been ill previously. Her husband, the late Walter L. Smith, 'died six years ago this November "on the same place and in much the same planner. Funeral services will be held this afternoon (Tuesday) at 1:15 p.m. at the house. and at 2:00 p.m. in the First Baptist church in Swea City' with the Rev. Everett Beal officiating. Interment will be in the Armstrong Grove Township cemetery. Pallbearers are W. E. Hansen, Ot'tosen; C. O. Bailey, Fenton; Lawrence Hantelman, Swea City; Thomas Garry^ Bancroft; Julius Erickson, Granada, ' Minn.; and Walter Magnuson, Swea City. Mrs Smith was born April 27, 1889, in Blackhawk county. She was married to Walter L. Smith on Dec. 16, 1908, at Ringsted. They farmed in Kossuth county and nine years ago- bought the farm where both died. Mrs Smith was a member of the V.F.W. Auxiliary as well as the First Baptist church. Surviving are three children: Berl Smith, Bancroft; Muurice W. Smith, Emmetsburg; and Mrs Marvin Sanders, Swea City. There are also six grandchildren who survive. . Pick 5 Country Club Directors At the annual meeting and election of stockholders of the Algona Country Club, held last Thursday evening at the club, five directors were named to the board. Elected were Leo Cassell, Joe Lynch Jr.-, Dean Parrott,, Paul Seeley and Claytpn Percivah , An organization meeting of the directors will be held to name the president and vice president for the 1955 season. Frank D. Fisher, Tyke, Honored Titonka^-Frank D. Fisher was honored September 21 when he was presented with an attractive ebopy and silver wall plaque in' recognition 'of more than twenty- five contippus years as a Chevrolet dealer all of which these years have been in Titonka. The presentation was made by A. MS.. Morgan, zone manager for the Chevrolet Motor Division. The meeting wa,s held at the Cobble- stpne Inn at. Storm .Lake. PHONi 1100 r YOUR N1WSPAPBR Wtaaif «rf H ftate *»**!«« AwwKto, M9-WM, Including G*n««l ExctUtnct, low* Piw Aw'n, 1^3 Red Cross Rally On Saturday The Kossuth County Red.Cross chapter's annual Junior Red Cross rally will be held at the Johnson House Saturday, Oct. 30, with a 12:30 luncheon. Supts. of the 25 schools in the county have been asked to appoint a teacher sponsor for their school. This sponsor will have charge of the Junior Red Cross program and enrollment for service funds. The sponsor will also invite a representative student from the elementary grades and from their high school ;to attend the meeting. > Program for the rally will consist of reports by the five delegates who attended the Junior Red Cross leadership training center at the 4-H camp at Boone this summer. The delegates are Majry Jo. Elbert, WhHterriore; Ellen Root, Wesley; Mary Keith, Burt; Linda Pentecost, Sheila McEvoy, Algona. Local committee chairmen wiU report on national and international' pro* grams. There will be shown 9 film "Leaders pf Tonwrc-ty," and story, of Japanese rjujtipr' Cross training centers. Fidejja Kiilsholm, Junior Rec Cross chairman, will be charge of the rally. Emergency Polio Drive Fund On A special drive for funds is now underway-in Kossuth County in behalf of the polio drive. Due to unexpected inroads on the und, the special drive is necessary antf. $3,000 is tlie county ;oal. , Mrs Lillian Foth is general county chairman for the drive, and Lou Nitchals is the county chairman. Chairmen for the various towns are as follow,s: Algona, Mrs Leota rlalpin; Lone Rock, Mrs Rosalia O'Donnell; Bancroft, Mrs Mary Lieurance; Burt, Mrs, Wallace Hawcott; Lakota, Mrs Marian Enneberg; Wesley, Mrs Halvor Flbm, Jr.; LuVerne, Mrs Harold Wolfe; Fenton, Mrs Ed Bruhn; Swea City, Mrs Adolph Mortensen; Whittemore, Mrs Marion Hyink. -,. :, 4 Named As Courtesy Drivers /As a result of the "Courtesy Driver 1 ' contest staged by the oil dealers of Algona during the, re: cent Oil' Progress Week here, a number of drivers' were selected as prize winners. The announcement was made by Bud • Anderson, chairman of the "Courtesy Driver" committee. Russ Hutchins was general chairman for the event. Drivers selected by the mystery car during the week were L. J. Schmidt, James R. Vipond, John V. Crowley, and James Lindhorst, all of Algona. State patrolmen did the observing and selected the winners. As rewards for their careful driving, the winners may call at the office of Sheriff Lindhorst, where each will receive an-.engraved Parker fountain pen, gi'ft of the Algona oil dealers. Mrs Cerwinske Is Recovering Mrs Ralph, Cerwinske, Algona woman injured seriously in an auto accident at the corner ot North and ' Thorington streets late Tuesday afternoon, is recovering following emergency surgery at St. Ann hospital. An auto i driven by Willie Gruner, in which Mrs Cerwinske was riding, and a truck driven by George Peterson, Forest City, collided at the intersection, and Mrs Cerwinske suffered a ruptured spleen and internal injuries and bleeding when she was thrown against the gearshift lever. A rapid ambulance trip to St. Ann and quick action on the part of doctors probably save the woman's life, according to re- In'the top'line, your ballot is spoiled because the cross was not used. . -••' , ,, . . In the bottom.row the ballot is spoiled : becaus&.the-41i»es -of the cross do not intersect within the square. STRAIGHT PARTY TICKET D 12 L To vote a straight party ticket, simply mark an X at the head of the column of party candidates for whom you wish to vote (as> shown a,t the left). It is also legal to mark an X in the square- before the name of every candidate on the party ticket (as shown at the right). HOW TO VOTE A SPLIT TICKET O D ports. Neither Mr Gruner nor Mr Peterson were injured in the mis- shap, which caused $500 damage to 'the Gruner vehicle and $100 damage to the truck, which belonged to the Gjellefold Construction Co., Forest City. $700 Damages About $700 damage was done to the vehicles, Saturday morning, when an Algona Creamery truck driven by Howard J. Busch and a pickup driven by LeRoy H. Hanselman, collided near Lu- Verne. No personal injuries resulted. Milk being collected by the truck was scattered over the area. Stolen Car Found i960 Plymouth, owned by ~ ~ •' of Algona, was * " .esday from ,,oberi; L, Re stolen scjjaetinw ,,. . ... „ . place near the Kent „.,„_ and was fpynd later in Kansas. Sheriff Ralph Lmd- horei reported. Wedding License To 3 Couples Licenses to wed were issued to three couples last week in the clerk of court's office here. Oct. 20, licenses went to Roger Hoover of Burt and Elizabeth Miller of Algona, and to Harry Boekelman and Dagny Hildrnan of Algona. On Oct. 21, a license was issued to Thomas Jensen, Rutland, and Beverly Frank, LuVerne. New Equipment Donated, St. Ann Dental equipment, recently donated to St. Ann hospital after its purchase by the St. Ann Auxiliary, "has. been ^stalled, and is now in use at the hospital. Anyone wishing to renew their membership may do so by notifying Kathleen McEnroe by Nov. 1, the date set for the end of the membership drive. You may mark an X at the head of a party ticket and then mark an X in the square before the name of each candidate on Ihe opposing ticket for whom you wish to vote. Such a ballot will be counted as a vote for every candidate in the column under the party circle, except for those candidates whose opponent s' names are marked. You may also refrain from making a cross at the head of either ticket and place an X In the square before the name ot every candidate for whom you wish to vote. BUT crosses in the squareti before names of two individual candidates opposing each othpr for the same office nullify votes for such office. 1 Enlistments Two enlistments in the armed forces were reported this week from Selective Service headquarters here. James Lee Fritz of Titonka joined the navy, and Daryl Otto Sittig of LuVerne joined the air force. Breaks A leg Si Roth, local electrician, had the misfortune Saturday to slip on a ladder and broke his leg in the resulting fall. He is recuperating at home. CLYDE HERRING * * * Herring's caravan will form at the junctions of Highway's GO and 18 east of Wesley at 10 a.m. Saturday morning and touch on Wesley, Titonka, Lakota, Bancroft, Burt and Algona with briet stops,, at farms along the' route. The caravan 'is"slated to arrive at 12:45 p.m. at the. Bob Loss farm two miles east of Algona on Highway 18 where Hen-ing will make a brief address. He will then go on to Whittemore for a final appearance. In a telephone conversation Monday, Herring expressed his concern for what he described as the "indifference of the past state administrations to the problems of the Iowa farmer," Smb. Herring: "The Iowa farmer has been taken for granted. There are many things that can be done at the 'state; level to interpret and understand the farmers' problems." • • Herring, a prisoner of war in World War II, explained the purpose of his "farmsicle chats" in Kossuth county next Saturday. Said Herring: "This is the busiest of times for the farmers". Many are combining beans or doing the other time consuming tasks characteristic of farming. It is difficult for them to get away for public gatherings. We will take the issues to the farmers. At the same time, we will learn more about their problems of marketing and production. After the caravan forms at 10 a.m., the first stop is slated for Wesley. From there the caravan will go to Titonku along Highway 22(i. After Titonka, the next stop will be Lakota. The caravan will then proceed west along Highway 9 to where it intersects with Highway 109 and head south for Bancroft and Burt. Brief platform appearances and random farm visits are planned along the way. Herring's party will arrive at the Bob Loss farm east of Algona about 12:45 where Herring, will make a brief talk, then proceed to Whittemore on Highway 109. Herring is slated for a speech in Sioux City Saturday night. His schedule follows: 10 a.m. Arrive junction highways QO and 18, east of Wesley; 10:15 a.m., leave Wesley for Titonka, arrive Titonka 10:45 a.m.; 11 a.m. leave Titonka for Lakota on county road N; 11:25 a.m. arrive Lakota; 11:35, leave Lakota on highway 9, then 109 to Bancroft, arrive Bancroft 11:55 a.m.; 12:10 p.m. leave Bancroft, south to Burt, arrive Burt 12:20 p.m.; 12:30., leave Burt, south on 1G9 to junction 18, then west to Bob Loss Farm, arriving 12:45 p.m.; 2 p.m., arrive Whittemore; 2:15 p.m. leave Whittemore. CANDIDATES ENTER FINAL WEEK CAMPAIGN Candidates for office on both tickets in Kossuth county were entering their final week of cam-" paigning, and working hard. The 1954 election takes place next Tuesday, Nov. 2, with voting in the usual precinct polling places in Kossuth county. Republicans, while active on the county level, had announced no local plans for visiting state speakers during tha final week. The last Democratic push was scheduled

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