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State Historical Sooittr Iowa OityJ la* ESTABLISHED 1863 Entered as second class matter at the postofflce at Algona, Iowa, Nov. 1, 1932, under Act of Congress of March 3, 1879". ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, JULY 7, 1955 3 SECTIONS - 18 PAGES VOL. 92 - NO. 17 Shoulder-High Corn In Two Months By Buss Waller • • « SMALL WORLD DEPT. Mrs Carl ( Alma) Pearson, her son Monte and her sister, Mrs tva Fmnell and .sons were in Wasmngton, D. C. last week on a vacation trip. They visited the Senate Chambers. As they emerged from the Senate th°v ran smack into Dan-ell Coover Who for some eight months was news editor of the Algona Upper iJes Momes a couple of year* pack, and now is an administrative assistant to U.S. Senator Barry Goldwater (R) of Arizona Coover covered the Kossutl courthouse as news editor, and he and the Kossuth clerk of court naa a most interesting visit. * » *" A Hollywood actress who has been in Europe called off her plans to fly back to the states for a short visit when she "found the trip would be considered a break in the 18 months she is spending abroad to gain a whopping income tax advantage." Now if someone will ejcplain what loopholes there are in the income tax laws so you can go abroad, stay there, and escape the regular tax, the mystery will be cleared up. • * * Doctors say that about ihe first thing the ulcer patients do when they enter a hospital is set down their business brief cases and order a telephone installed .. .a While back a patient at St. Ann started to get out of bed fur the first time after a bad accident- there is a stool by each bed, and the sister in the room remarked you can step down off the stool n . ow ' — "Why I'm not on the stool , said the patient, and tht hospitjil attendants discovered he was about six feet six inches tall which he explains why his feet always seemed to be popping out over the end of the bed. There seems to be a lot of discussion today about pathologist? and hospitals... a specimen oi every bit of tissue removed at St Ann in any operation is given a thorough pathological test, a medical practice of all doctors'on the St. Ann staff. Deipile all the hue and cry about not selling things to nations in the Russian iron curtain area, business is business ... our gov- erment has just given approval of sale of 100 passenger cars to Bulgaria from a US. manufacturer.. .let's quit being hypocritical about it; if one firm can sell, why not let anvone—or none at all. * * * Normally we don't think of Iowa as being much concerned with work by the army engineers.. but a request for 19.3 millions in work by the army engineers in Iowa, chiefly in work along the Mississippi and Missouri rivers has been approved by an appropriations committee .'. . shades of the Hoover Commission—is it a necessity or a boondoggle? After the eight or nine raises in assorted taxes approved by the last legislators, spokemen from the legislature stated that they had to do it because of all the' extra ^'services" the public was demanding . .. one man who listened to this explanation said: "I never asked for any extra services, did you, and I- don't know of anvone of Algona w»lked through i J, he Vir9>1 Smith farm £our . fel i.° WS Wh ° 9o! lheir ehins Hc H led " Wohrr « *i. X*V 1 f X , fe * lhi9h ' ' ' and Biswas on "June 30th. The day, of knee- .nri i ««tnu-« th . e . Fourlh °' Jul y f re Passing out of the picture as modern methods of farming and fertilizing lake over. Not only has the S milh farm got tall corn, but there were «*veral - h * d ia " ele V, hc same d T 'His picture wL taken. Corn waipUnTed w° Ve le£t fc ri S ht are: Get J e Hood ' Ed HoU9h ' Ernie Nauman. Nauman, Virgil Smith, and Donald Nauman. (Upper Des Moines Newi M Storm Losses Heavy During Week Cattle, Hogs goes to else who did." Which show that political double talk can fool some of the people some of the time but not all of t he- people all of the time. * * * WEEK'S ASTONISHER Walter Lippmann's column, July 2: "I do not think it is any exaggeration to say that Mr Eisenhower's success as president began when Republicans lost control of congress and of the standing committees." * » * Considering how comparatively little tinte it seems to require that our political leaders spend on the job and at their desks, one can wonder why such enormous appropriations are necessary to run their offices. • « • Some of our area farmers express themselves pretty strongly on the subject or the Russians visiting the midwest corn belt _ and against the idea. They don't pay too much attention to the viewpoint of brotherly love, but ask why should we sh&w a potential or current toe all we know about the raising of better crops and livestock. Subject for considerable debate there. * * * Famous Last Ljne— When you argue with a fool, make sure he js not similarly occupied. And Appliances Take Beating Many losses due to lightning and hail resulted from local storms over the weekend, and rain during the past seven days totaled more than- seven inches as summer weather reaclfgd the hottest peak of the year. Among farmers who reported losses were Robert Black, two steers: Edwin Mittag, heifer; Carroll Cram, steer; Chet Schoby, hog: Bob Deal, cow; Clarence Nelson, crops: Mike Bormann and John Zeller. windows. The'ani- mals all died as a result of lightning, while hail accounted for the rest of the toll. Numerous person? also had radio and TV sets, electric clocks and other electrical appliances knocked out of commission as a result of lightning strikes. Hail losses didn't run as high as expected, but total count is not available at present. Due to the hot, humid weather, most p'er- sons expected large quantities of hail all over the county. The temperature landed in the nineties four times during the week, while the coolest night was a couple of sixty-threes. Two- thirds of the rain fell during the down pour that started about 2 a.m. Tuesday morning. More of the same type of weather is in the offing, a'ccord- 'ng to local prognosticators, with hunder showers the genera, rule. Webster City received 6V4 nches of rain during a three hour storm Wednesday morning Trucker Fined For Overload Gilbert J. Garnatz, Wykof Minn., paid $11.50 and costs i Justice C. H. Ostwinkle's cour Wednesday for having an over loaded truck. The charge of spilling gravel on a highway, brought against Mar] Bebo, Algona, two weeks ago, wa dismissed on a motion by Cou.nl> Attorney Lou Nitchals due to lack of evidence, during \ty George Ireland Died Wednesday Morning Here George Ireland, 78, father of Harry Ireland, died Wednesday morning at the Roberts Rest Home here. Mr Ireland had suffered a stroke several years ago, and has resided here for the past year. Mr Ireland was a railroad Condition Unchanged The condition of Bill Sharp, Algona jeweler, remains the same, it was reported yesterday from Iowa City, where he is a patient at University hospital. Bill is in Room W207, and enjoys getting mail from home. _______ station agent at Langworthy, la., for almost forty years, having, opened the station there in 1898 and manning it until 1935. He later was agent at Wyoming, la. He was born at Worthington. Iowa. In addition to Harry Ireland of Algona, Mr Ireland is survived by his wife, Mrs Catherine Ireland, of Wyoming, two sons, George and Lewis, and a daughter, Mrs Florence Sexter of Milwaukee. The funeral will be held in Wyoming, Iowa, with burial in Monticello. McCullough's Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Divorce Hugh S. Geiger, Jr. was granted a divorce from Theresa L. Geiger ruesday in Algona by Judge G. W. Stillman. Both from Whittemore, Geiger charged cruel and inhuman treatment. They had been married twice previously. Mike Wagner Funeral Held Here Wednesday Funeral services for Michael Raymond Wagner, 59, who died Sunday afternoon from a heart attack suffered at Dubuque, were -old at St. Cecelia's Catholic hurch yesterday, with Msgr. P, . Gearen administering the last rites. Pallbearers were Lawrence \\mkel, Ed Holecek, Joe Lowe Vernon Jensen, Clem Goodman, and Andy Reding. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery. Hamilton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mr Wagner was born in Mallard. March 3, 1896. He wa« married in St. Joe, Feb. 4, 1919, to Anna Zeimet, who survives In 1922 he moved to Algona, where he was a resident up to the time of his death. Mr Wagner farmed upon his arrival to Al- |ona. and later set up Mike's D-X Service Station which he operated until 1953, when he leased it to his son Allen, and then purchased the Diagonal Grocery. He went to Dubuque Friday for a check-up, and died suddenly two days later. Survivors, besides his wife, include one son, Allen Wagner Algona; three daughters, Mary (Mrs V'c Neuroth) Algona; Leona (Mrs Hob Fleming) Whittemore; Bernete (Mrs Glenn Beaumont) Algona; and eleven grandchildren. Also surviving are four brothers-, John and William of Mallard- Nick and Charles of Algona; and three sisters. Maggie (Mrs Mike Heidersheidt), Mary (Mrs John Miller), Algona; and Theresa (Mrs Mike Dexter) Wascow, Calif. A son preceded him in death. Grocery Offers Stamps Announcement of the issuance of S & H Green Stamps with purchases, is being made today by Consumer's Super Market of Algona, in a page advertisement in this issue of the Upper Des Moines. Other firms issuing Green Stamps are Struecker's Conoco, Rusk Pharmacy and VFW Loses $135 In Cash Sunday Night Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst is conducting an investigation following theft of S135 in cash from the VFW clubr-oom. on East street sometime Sunday night. A thief or thieves broke a lock on a back door of the building to gain entrance, then cracked another lock on the cash register which contained the money. The Theft occurred sometime between 6 p.m. Sunday and 11 a.m' Monday. Charles Devine, manager of the clubroom. discovered the loss al 1 1 a.m. Monday, while preparin to open for business. Cleanin ladies had been !n the buildinj and Devine was also on the pre mises about 6 p.m. Sunday. Th amount was the largest taken ir Blacktop Bids Unopened By City Council BJacktopping bids were returned tft the three bidders, unooened. by the Algona city council during • the meeting last Thursday night. Reasons for the blow-up of the proposed letting of bids were outlined in a resolution, which stated; Specifications prepared in connection with blacktopping project not approved: that the sealed bids filed in connection with said project not be received and that same be returned to the respective contractors unopened: specifications changed so that gravel for concrete base need not be obtained from pit specified. When the specifications have 3eeri corrected, they are to be filed with the city clerk so the council will be in a position to ?ive a new notice of time of reviving sealed bids and new notice of time of hearing readvertised as provided by law. The first easement for a closed torm sewer in the east portion of town came when David C. and Carrie J. King gave their okay to the city. Any damage incurred at any time will be paid for by the city. Thirteen property owners on Church street, between Lucas and Elm streets, presented a petition asking that no maple or ash trees be destroyed during construction now being done on Algona'< streets. A decrease in the value of their property -was'listed as the reason for the petition by the land owners. Building permits were granted for E. C. Pittman, Ernie Williams, Ben Bakken, W. M Reir.ders. Fred Hagen and Leonard Thilges. A request by William J. Lamuth was refused due to lack of compliance. Two beer and four cigarette permits were renewed, city bills were paid and the salary ot Kenneth Frank!, new street" department employee was set ai $215 per month in other business duripg the nighl.**,. Must Reseal Corn To Solve Huge Surplus Farmers Being Asked To Help Halt Crisis Baton Twirlers At Camp _ Two Algona girls are pictured above with other baton twirlers as they received instructions at an all-state twirling camp heldvlasl week at the State University of Iowa. Helen KuhlmaniKf left, of Algona performs a basic routine for instructor Robert Welly, director of bands at Sturgis, Mich. Others in the picture are , left to right: Marilyn Dressman, Algona; Pat Holland, Jamaica; Sandy Maxwell, Denison- Barbara Dinkle, Logan; and Beverly Paul, Shelby. Helen is the daughter of Mrs Wilma Kuhlhmann and Marilyn is "he daughter of Mr and Mrs John Dreesman. • Another meetirjg will be held tonight (Thursday). a local, months. break-in for severa Rovn's Variety. L. L. Clement Dies At Ames Rites wil be held today (Thurs day) at 2 p.m.. for I>. L. Clement 73, resident of Ames, who diec of a heart attack while attending a Fourth of July picnic at the Ames Country Club. Services will be held at the Adams Funeral Home in Ames, Rev. W. M Allan officiating. Mr Clement was born Oct. 7 881, in Winona, Minn. He graduated from the University oi Minn., as a civil engineer, in 90d, and was married to Nina Blossom, of Burt, who survives From 1908-1919 he was civil ngmeer for the U.S. Dept of ntenor in Washington, D. C., and hen came to Ames as engineer in oad design and railroad cross- igs. He also served on the claims ommittee to the Iowa legislature epresenting the State Highway "omm. He retired in 1953. Mr Clement was a member of le Iowa Society of Engineers, he Ames Rotary Club, and the Congregational Church. Besides his wife he is survived by one daughter, Jane (Mrs David Evans)," one brother, Donald B Clement, one sister, Mrs Percy Dawe, and three grandchildren His parents, two sisters, and three brothers preceded him in death. He was known by many Al gonans. Bancroft Tourney Semi-final round action in the summer,sectional baseball tournament at Bancroft is scheduled . rc ™ day night " Two games, one at- o:30, the other at 8 p.m. are on the slate. St. Cecelia's is entered in the meet. Rohlf Urges Heavy Vote In ASC Election An appeal for every farm owner and operator in Kossuth county to participate in the annual ASC community elections was made this week "by Virgil L. Rohlf, manager of the county ASC. Ballots have been mailed to •very known farmer in every township of the county, he declared. Voters have until Friday, July 15, to mark their ballots and return them to the county ASC office. To be counted, the envelopes in which ballots are returned must be postmarked nof later than Friday or personally delivered to the county office by S p.m. that day. "Full benefits offered through the ASC farm program depend to a great extent on the selection of competent, qualified men to administer it on the township level," Rohlf said, "and it is up to the farmers themselves to pick capable men in the annual community elections. "It is the duty of every farmer to cast his ballot," the ASC manager continued. "He should not only cast his own ballot but he should also urge his neighbors to vote." To be elected in each township are three ASC community committeemen and two alternate committee members. The newly elected chairman and vice chairman in each township will automatically become delegate and alternate delegate o the county convention at which he county ASC committee for he next 12 months \vill be named. The convention will be held at Algona July 30. All newly elected county and community "• >egin their Whittemore Champion Sold By Brotherton J. G. Nordseth Took Over Friday, July 1 Sales of The Whittemore Champion, weekly newspaper in Whittemore, has been announced by Stan Brotherton. publisher of the paper for the past six years The new owner, who took possession of the newspaper Friday July 1. is J. G. Nordseth, who comes to Whittemore from Sioux rails S. D., where he has been employed in the printing busi- Only Third Of Space Necessary Is Available In what is hoped will he a major step in solving the enormous grain storage problem which has developed, farmers in Kossuth County and every other Iowa county will be urged to participate in a resealing program available for farm-stored price- supported corn, according to Virgil Rohlf, Kossuth County ASC office manager. 15 Cents Bushel Farmers who reseal eligible* 1953 and 1954 corn now under loan will receive a storage payment of 15 cents per bushel for keeping grain an extrn 12 months, with a reseal goal of 5(1 million bushels for the state. Approximately 149 million bushels of Iowa corn involved in price support settlements beginning soon after the loan maturity date of July 31 will exceed anticipated available space in present government bins and commercial warehouses by 68 million bushels. Capacity Low Capacity of the binsites was increased by 79 million bushels in the past two years, but empty space in them by delivery time will probably not equal more than a third of the corn under support. This deliverable supply consists of 74.9 million bushels ii\ 1954 corn under loan, 1(5.5 mil- ions under purchase agreements, 38.2 millions of resealed 1953 corn, and 18.8 millions of 1952 corn under extended reseal. "The storage payments." Rohlf emphasized, "not only help to solve the immediate problem, but also serve as an inducement for ness. Mr Nordseth previously published weekly newspapers at Canton and Emery, S. D. The Nordseth's have moved into the Harold Heinrich tenant hoiise, until their home in Whittemore i.s completed. Mr Brotherton. with the assist,. ._ . w-. u*._ fc _ „ M^, » , w M^> U41 14t<.(L4V.t~IIl*.lll, I'll nis wife, Jhas published jboth producers and warehousemen to provide additional farm and commercial space which thev actually need to carry on their operations." Loan Facts Under the 1955 plan, regular outstanding farm-stored loans on 1954-crop corn and resealed The Whittemore Champion for six years, and acquired a wide reputation in the area as an outspoken and capable editor. Many of his writings were quoted in other publications throughout the state, and his editorials were often reprinted in other newspapers. The Brothertons will sell their home in Whittemore, Brothertcm will assist the new publisher for a short time. His future plans are as yet unannounced. corn may be ex- committeemen will one-year terms on Algona Cadet In Training Jack D. Jones, son of Mr and Irs Dorman Jones, Algona, is ne of 1100 Army ROTC cadets vho began a six-week artillery esc-rve officers training corps uminer camp 8 t Fort Sill, Okla- oma, June 87. While at Fort Sill, the men, all f whom have just completed ieir jujuor year of college, wijj e «nd UM fil types of we£ tocludiDj? th* atomic can. * 5tud « nt »t Iowa State Ames. OH- 33 New Cars And Trucks Bought Thirty-three new cars and trucks were registered in the office of the county treasurer during the past two weeks. New owners are: Mercury — James E. Wollston, Burt; Joe E. Lynch, Algona; Lena and Emma Gutknecht of Lakota- Bennie Wibben, Algona; Oliver S. Carlson, Algona. ' Pontiac — Tocld Kennedy, Algona. Chevrolet — Frank Sanftner, Swea City; Robert J. Kuhn. Algona; Garry L. Wingert, LuVerne; John A. Hauptman, Wesley; Lee Schenck. Algona. Ford — Archie Elbert, Algona; Stella B. Breen, Algona: Henry D. Radmaker, Titonka: Roger L. Meyer, Lakota; John J. Rhoda, Elmore; JuDean Mortensen. Swea City; Audrey Ruby, Lakota; Ira Naumann, Elmore; Louis R. Price, Lakota; Welp's Hatchery Bancroft. Hudson — William C. Weltha Swea City. Plymouth — Raymond K. Neu, Algona. Dodge — Beryl E. Priebe, Algona; J. F. Hofius, Algona, pickup; Phillip Fisher, West Bend. Buick —Lillian Helena Thilges, LuVerne: Mrs Edna Sorenson, Al- gcma; Fred Runksmeier, Elmore. Nash — Roy Milton Pehrson, Swea City. Olds—Joseph H. Johnson, Wesley: Leroy L. Merchant, Lone Rock. Two Injured When Car Skids During the heavy rainfall last Thursday night a car carrying three Minnesota men skidded off highway 169, ju^t north of Algona, and went into the ditch. Gerald Putman, Lafayette, Minn, received 3 head cut from the accident and Dale Saxton, Winthrop, Mian, was treated for severe arm cuts. The driver of the car, Donald Becke of Winthrop, was not injured. Frank Skilling Rites Here Wednesday Funeral services were held Wednesday morning for Frank H. Skilling, 81 year old Kos.-uth County resident, who died la:-' Sunday, June 3, at the Maple Leaf Rest Home in Burt. McCullouijii's Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements, and the last rites were held' in St. Cecelia's Catholic Church with Msgr. P. P. jearen officiating. Burial was n Calvary Cemetery. Acting as pallbearers were Ralph Murkla, Chet Herman, Walt Meschcr Oswald Thilges, Clarence Green and Edward Immerfall. Mr Skilling was born on May 28, 1874 in this county, and lived in and around Algona all his life. On August 3, 1897 he married Katherine Loss, who survives. He made farming his occupation until he retired and moved into Algona in 1937. He lived here until February of this year, when he was taken to the Maple Leaf Home. Also surviving are three sons, Frank, Elliot, and Donald, all of Algona; and a daughter, Mary (Mrs Robert Spurgeon) of Bonners Ferry, Idaho. •mri M,. 'ended for one year, or to Julv 31, the mu.' lf ' 56 - at 3', 'percent interest. Lllr* ft i * VI. ' T r * i t , Holders of purchase agreements on 1954 farm-stored corn may qualify for resealing benefits by promptly converting their agreements into loans running to July 1. 1956. Quality and storage requirements for resealing will bo the same as for regular 1954 crop loans. A storage payment of 15 cents per bushel will be paid to producers who keep resealed corn for the full extra year, and a pro-rated payment will be made to those who repay their loans after October 1, 1955. but before the reseal maturity date of July 31. 1956. Delivery of reseal corn to the government is not required to earn a storage payment. The 1955 reseal program does not pi-mi it further extension of present reseal loans on 1952-crop corn. Any and all questions 1955 resealing plan will wered by the local office, ing to Rohlf. on the he ans- accont- Five Licenses To Wed Issued Five marriage licenses were* issued in Clerk Alma Pearson's office during the week. They went to the following couples: June 29 — Walter F. Baade, Titonka, and Mary Lee Cole, Burt. June 30 — Jumes Spoors and Rosalie Erlundsen, M a n k a t o, Minn. July 2 — James L. Meyer. Mason City, and Carol Bieutedt, Fenton. July 5 — Paul Kromuiga and Ruth E. Phelps, Titonka. July 6 — Richard Furst, Algona, and Fern Habeger. Burt. Real Estate Group To Meet Monday Eve Dr. Harold Gunderson of Inwu State College will appear as speaker at a public meeting Monday evening, July 11. at the Johnson House in Algona. The meeting is being sponsored by the Kossuth County Real Estate Board, comprising 25 members throughout the county. Dr. Gunderson will speak on sprays and spray methods, and all farmers are cordially invited to attend. Preceding the meeting, a dinner for board members will be held. Al Buchanan is president of the. Real Estate Board, and Ted Herbs t is secretary. Housing Project Plans Progress Engineering and staking out of lo s is expected to take place wiLhin a few days at the new housing addition southeast of AJ ionjj owned by Louis Ferstl an 1 Frank Cunningham. According to Paul Seeley, local realtor handling the sale of lota in the addition, blue prints are now being completed, and actual work will take place soon. Ii has been announced that 26 of the lots have been spoken for at this time.