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By Russ Waller * * » Three old buddies from World War I held a reunion last week, after 37 years separation. They were J. Webster Skerrett, now of Cranford, New Jersey, Dean J. M. Nolle of the extension college. University of Minnesota, and Luke Linnan, Algona attorney. The trio, with their wives, assembled at the Linnan cottage in northern Wisconsin. The three men served together- in the army air corps in both Florida anil Texas, in the days when planes by modern standards would be considered hunks of wood and metal held together by baling wire. They have written occasional letters, and Luke has visited with Dean Nolle in the interim, but this was the first time all three have been totsether in the 37 years intervening. • » « Cliff Millen, Des Moines polili- c-al reporter, reports that if the legislature were to assemble now. the prospects would be bright for repeal of the half percent addi- State Historical Sooiety Iowa Oity, J la. Jlome* ESTABLISHED 1863 Entered as second class matter at the poslofflce at Algona. Jowa. Nov. 1. J933, under At-t nf Congress of March 3, 1879. ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, JULY 28, 1955 4 SECTIONS - 28 PAGES VOL. 92 - NO. 30 City, County Plan Budget Slashes tional sales tax effect July 1. that went into Seems most retailers simply cannot figure the tax rapidly, despite some of the shortcut methods offered, and have to keep referring to those pesky charts . . . State Senator Henry Heideman of Rockwell City, com'- menting on this, said that" "maybe they (the retailers) woul'cf have been happier if we had made it 3 percent and taken another 13 million a year away from them." Sounds' a little dictatorial. doesn't it? • • • Last year there were eighi Federal liquor stamps issued in Kossuth counly. This year, in the list released last week, none were listed for Kossuth county. * • » Dick Palmer. Algona high school insti uctor. returned last w-eek from a -ummer trip which took him .,t_o Mexico City by bus ...reports that there is a difference between buses in the USA and in Mexico . . .an attack of stomach flu kept him from enjoying his Mexican visit to the utmost. • • • Lowell W. Smith of Algona has been named as' judge of the Dunn- division lor the National Barrow Show to he held at Austin. Sept. 13-16. • • • Air Force Secretary Talbott is having quite a time explaining how he happened to draw $50, COD to StiO.UiiU u year as a partner in tin industrial engineering firm which is doing work for air force contractors while Talbott maintained his office in the Pentagon. • • • If you're interested in some of the inside dope on Di.-neyl.uid which recently opened. ' read Buddy Mason'.-, "Behind the Movie Front" on tins week's Upper Des Moines editorial p..ge. • • • There is something fascinating about the manner in which "slock splitting" can take place and seemingly make fortune- overnight — tin paper at least . . . for instance had Charles E. Wilson, defense secretary, retained his 40,000 shares u! GM stock, he would have made 2'-j million dollars on the stock splitting operation. Insiders say the reason for the stock splitting is to make more shares available for public purchase at a lower price . . . and to anticipate the public offering ul stock in the Ford Company. coming up in the near- future. ^ » • Hot weather doesn't cause everyone to Ipse a sense ot humor 1 , fortunately. Seems a fellow registered in at a hotel while tilings were steaming on all thermometers and asked if they coujd run cold water through the radiator in his room to cool it. "Why we can't do that", he was told. "Don't see why not", came " the reply. ter." "You did" it last win- How many employers of between four and eight are aware of the fact that they have given their employees an automatic pay raise this year? Employers of four or more will pay the" unemployment compensation tax in 1956 for 1955, instead of employers of eight or more as in the past . . . this 4s an approximate tax of 3 percent on the total payroll the first year. * * * We'll bet thai physiological chemist on the Wayne University slaff over in Michigan is hearing about it ... seems he stood up at a conference on gerontology (whatever that is) and said that if grandma and grandpa would take a snifter of wine or a highball before dinner or at bedtime they would enjoy better health in their later years. However, he also advised drinking at least twj quarts of water a day. t » * Famous Last Line — How far is the Canadian border? Old Times Are Recalled By Grant Pioneers 225 At Annual Twp. Picnic Held Sunday, July 25 Swea Cily — The annual picnic and homecoming of the Grant Township Old Settlers' association was held Sunday, July 25, at the Grant school, with about 225 in attendance. A picnic dinner at noon was followed by a program in charge of Lorene Trenary and her committee, Mrs Lars Skaar and Mrs Gordon Westeott. Ice cream and coffee were served to all visitors, with coffee in charge of Mrs Mabel Mmo and Mrs Daisy Engstrom. Leslie Speicher revealed in an interview how he and his parents came to Grant in 1892 when there were only two houses between their farm and Ledyard, and spoke of being put at the task of frightening flocks of cranes out of the crops. Fred Jennings and his sister, Mrs Ward Tafl of Fairmont. Minnesota, recalled the time when oats had to be cut by hand s tho ground was too soft and swampy to permit use of heavy machinery. The Jennings family came to Grant rn 1890, before Swva City or Ledyard were established. Program PresenJed The program included two vocal duets by Gwendolyn Link and Lairy Tr«nary, a playlet, presented in old-fashioned garb by Mrs Hoy Valvirk and Mrs Gordon WestcoU: three selections by a little German band of 10 boys and girls fiom the Grant school band, directed by Dale Canlield; a skit played by Mr and Mrs Vern Anderson. Mrs Chester Famng- ton and Mrs Lars Skaar; a song by Fred Link, Diane Mmo, Wallis Reynolds und Arnold Ramse: a poem, read by Lorene Trenary; Scripture by Helen Taft of Fairmont, and two numbers by a mixed cjuaitet including Mi s Chester Farnnglon, Sam Link, and Mr and Mrs Harold Merrills, with Owen Link at the piano. Tribute To Departed A traditional part of the pro- giam was the period of silent tribute observed in memory of those of the group who have died during the past year. These were Fred Arndt, Elmore; Fred Darnell, Ledyard; Mrs Rebecca Mrno, Elmore; Paul Larson, Swea City; j and Frank Kelly, Cerlod. Miss Tienary read u poem, "In the Valley", as part of that ceremony. Mr.-, Curtis Kluger, secretary, lead the minutes of last year's meeting. It was voted tha't the 1955 officers should hold over for l!)5li. They aie Mrs Wrn. Speich- i-r. president; Mrs Fred Darnell, vice president; Mrs Curtis Kluger, secretary-ti easurer. Next year's program committee will be Mrs Hoy Vulvick, Mrs Gordon Wesl- cott, and Mrs Wallace Reynolds. Coffee committee for nexl year will be Mrs Jay Brones and '.Mrs Alfred Zielske. Prizes Awarded Annual prizes were awarded as follows: cash pri/es of one dollar each lo 11. L. Head. Elmore. Minn., the oldest man present, at 97 years of age; Mrs Anna Wudke, Elmore, Minn., 83 years old; and Mrs Harold Men ells of Parkersburg, West Virginia, the person coining the greatest distance. Mr and Mrs Menells have their own ladio program on a Parkersburg station. She is the former Gladys Speicher and with her husband is visiting the parental home in Lake Mills. Next year's meeting will be held on the traditional date, the last Sunday in July. Iowa's new "in again,, out again" egg grading law is a hot topic of debate these days. Opponents of the law say the requirements will put them out of the egg business. The new- law went into effect July 11, but a few days later a Polk county district court order prohibited the state from enforcing the law until a challenge to its constitutionality is settled in court. Then, the Iowa department of agriculture announced that for the first time in 30 years, Iowa has no egg law in effect. Only restriction is that no eggs inedf- bile in nature can be sold for human consumption. The previous egg law was repealed when the new law was passed. Here is what the new law provided: All buyers and retailers of eggs in the state must be licensed. The producer does not have to have a Egg-Grading /.aw Stirs Controversy license as long as he sells to a licensed buyer or an individual. The buyer must candle and grade all eggs according to federal standards, which provides for five grades of eggs: A. B, C, dirty, and checks. Only eggs grading A and B can be sold ft retail. The candlers and graders arc required to have state licenses, issued at $2 each following an examination by department of agriculture inspectors. Here is what the effect of the law will be in Algona: Grocery stores in Algona said that they had gone out of the egg-buying business. Some had previously bought eggs on a "current receipts" basis, which actually means at a flat ra'.u for the entire lot of eggs "as is." Mabel Sorensen of Sorensen Grocery, where egg buying has been a practice for many years, the practice. There will be no change at the comiw-Tcial egg buying firms here. These firms have bought eggs on the grade for several years. Most of the states surrounding Iowa have e^g grading laws, but the biggest market for "cur-rent receipts" or ungraded eggs is in the south:. Most of the graded eggs from this area have been shipped east. AgittMion for the egg-gruding law has come from farmers and farm organisations, principally the Farm Bureau. The reasoning has been that Iowa produo ! ers could command a better re- i turn from their eggs by pruduc- ing a quality product. Proponents say that the grading requirements will provide ;.n incentive to the producer to clean his etigs. and get them to tho ranked high in tho pri'duced. but i". the .-cal'. 1 in "iiey receiver! :. e favoi mg the marketing 0:1 ic. ease the re- Iowa ha number of egu : much farther do- the amount of for these eiiy -. T!; grarleing law sa; the grade wiii i turn for Iowa egi Principal opp,,i law. and the- oruani/.ation \vhu-h brought the injuiv'.vin action m Polk county, is t-.e I iwa Produce Dealers A.-.-»ciation. a (iO-mom ber group formed i ccently. Their spokesmen testified in Des Miones that they would lose 75 percent of the bi:-iness if they have to sell only niaded eg!.!-. They predicted t.ug dealers in to said her store has discontinued ! buyer in better condition. get ncce.-sary help be unabl !.. grade- th eggs. George Zanios of Mason City. president of the as.-nciation. said farmers and producers would have to absorb the rl'-al'-r-- comply with the law. He • -im.a'ed the 'cost at fjO cent.- per >•;•:•<•. ,,:• ^ cents a do/en eg::.-:, j Zamo- contended at the hear- ; mg that "breaker.-" or pruce-sor.- j "f fn>/i M eggs wan! '.inly "cur- j i'-nt receipt" eggs, and tr),i! if I they can't get (!]>• egus in low;, they will buy them in other stales. I >wa has bad on the books for decades an "g.n candlirv.. re !:a- nevei •emeiit o County Cut Of $121,500; City Cuts mi Budget Hearings Set For August By Three Groups There was good news for .iu.-I la\ iiu 'wo pi act ice-facilities to and get | ing as rapidly as - providing keep e»us eli-a them to the buver as pos-ible In-fore they bemn to deteriorate. In winter, tho latter is no problem, but in the Bummer, eggs should in- harvcst- of grad- i eti more frequently, and i.-ooiecl eugs if ' as quickly as po.s.-ible. Kidnap Search Underway Here As Suspects Nabbed Kossuth county law enforcement officers joined in the statewide hunt last weekend for the two men who face charges sinafe their arrest near Jewell last Saturday afternoon, of a possible kidnaping of two Blue Earth, Minn, children. The two children, a 13 year-old girl and 9 year-old boy, were found safe in Des Moines. Two men, apprehended near Jewell, said they let the children out of their car north of Jewell. Kidnaping warrants had been sworn out for the two men Friday, and all state law officers wer« notified. In Kossulh county, the sheriff's office in turn notified coun- ly law officers in the town, and preparations were being made to set up road blocks, and also to make an aerial reconnaisance of' county roads, when word came through that the men had been apprehended. Whether or not the men crossed the state line with the children, which would put them under the shadow of the Lindbergh law death penalty for kidnaping was not clear. A traveling salesman reported he picked up the children Wednesday on a road near Lakota, and drove them to Buffalo Center The chase began Saturday morning when the two men and two children were seen together when the men drove into a farm near Clarion and bought gasoline. The two suspects, Dea Mo&. ier. 52. Potosi, Mo. and Oh/Tier Montgomery, 22, Warsaw. 111. were in Blue Earth Jujy 4, with a carnival, and'stayed behind to work th«re in a canning factory. The Blue Earth sheriff. Earl Fletcher, said the girl went for rides with the men despite warnings by her father. You Think It's Been Hot? Ex-Teachers College Star Tackle New Algona Coach Algona High football School's search coach ended abruptly Monday night when the school board hired Jason Loving, coax-h for the past five yeais at Ornate City. He will " replace Tony Gu/.owski, who re.-igm d July IB to accept the he;,d coaching job at East Waterloo. Loving, 30, graduated from Lamoni High School iri 19-13. He served 2 1 -> years in the marines before enrolling at Iowa U in 19-Jt). The following fall he enrolled at Iowa Teachers and was a standout on the football team there for three years, making the North Central Conference honor- team three tunes as a tackle. During his senior year there he was named the outstanding si-nior on the squad ami was picked on the United Press Little All-American second team. His coaching career since 1949 is as imposing as his college play. He spent the first year at Primghar, turning out an undefeated eleven that won the Sioux Valley championship. The last five years, the 30-year old coach served at Orange City. His teams rolled up a record of 29 wins against 14 losses, and included a Siouxland Conference championship in 1953. At the present, Loving is commuting from Orange Cily lo Sell 797 Vehicles, 6 Mos., Nearly $2 Million Value Kossulh counly residents paid almost $2 million for 797 new cars and trucks in the first six months of 1955, according to figures compiled by Rosella Voigt, Kossuth , county treasurer. In addition they paid $17,858.75 in license fees on their new cars and truck*. Use tax collected by the treasurer's office on the new cars and trucks at the rate of 2 percent, amounted to $36,752.61, Miss Voigt reported. This means that residents had spent $1,837,630.50 for their 797 "sets of wheels." The use tax is paid on the factory delivered price of the automobile or truck, and does not include any optional accessories that the deale^ might put on an individual car. and on which he collects and reports sales tax at the same 2 percent rate. On the basis of the use tax reported, iho average cost of the 797 car and truck units was $2.305.68. The 797 new cars and trucks bought during this past six months is considerably ajboir* the average for can purchased by residents in the first six months of preceding yean, and "man. thaf s a lot of m**al to keep clean," MoglerFire At Whiftemore Whittemore — Fire of unknown origin destroyed the dairy barn on the Sam Mi.eler farm at Whittemore. Tuesday morning. The file was discovered about 5:4:) a.m. Calvin Mogler was in the barn doing the milking, when he thouuht he smelted smoke. He went outside and noticed smo'ie comiriK through the barn roof and '-ut the cupola. Fire department.* from Whittemore. West Bend and Algona were called and while the barn was destroyed, a Quonset adjacent to it and connected to the barn, a silo and other nearby buildings were saved. The Moglers had stored baled hay in the barn Monday, and shortly before, the fire was discovered. Calvin was up in the loft, but noticed no signs of fire j then. None of.the Moglers smoke. j The farm is only a half mile from Whittemore. and Leroy El| bert and Conrad Higgins. 'with ' the Tri-County Drying true!;. I hauled water from town to the j farm. j Mr Mogler had a most modern | dairy barn, which he had remod- I eled and insulated about five | year's ago. Modern milking eqihp- I ment. some of which was lost in ! the fire, had been installed. The barn was of timber- frame cou- | struetion. j An adjacent milk house was ; saved, and on the east of the barn j was a steel cattle shed in which , were stored 1000 bushels of oats. | This was scorched and there was j some water damage. Loss was estimated at S15.000 which is partially covered by insurance. You think it's been hot' 1 Well it has. but most of the hottest jobs in the world. spent a little time la.-t week l and three of them are picture'.! below. not tu have oines pliof'^iapher the really hot jobs. been this law ! ~ u 'h county and Algona taxpay: ei.-. I hi*, wi ek With official publication of (ho budget estimates for Kossulh county and the City of Alt;.ma, ;i.- lound elsewhere in today'- Algona Upper Des Moines. both amups will have a reduction m the amount of money in be I'ai ;o.l by taxation for 1951). The county is askmg- "5127.500 less than for this year, and the city budget will drop 313.40:!. How They Compare For- 1955. Kossuth county asked to be raised bv taxation tin 1 total of $1.01)7.200 and for 19.>fi this amount decreased to $!):)?!,700. The City of Algona rai.-ed by taxation for 1955 the total (if $148.502. This will be reduced to .$135.100 for 1956. The actual city 1 budget as published shows a Th:s doesn't mean, (if course, thi.t thvre aren't many more really I mire higher than that, but alon;: hot summ plants, and farm work for the time being. bs. like construction in uene Boy's Hand Is Injured, Combine Seneca—Roger, 14, son of Mr and Mrs Clarence Menz, lost the end of the middle linger on his right hand, smashed a second finger and received a bad cut on another finger when his hand caught in the V-belt of a combine. The combine plugged with oat * * ! straw and Roger was trying to the University of South Dakota, , - lean it out. After the mishap These four girls are part of a lolal of about 700 young folks " who are winding up coir. Co. on some 3.(iOO acres nf Herb Hedhmd. local plant Her. Pictured here, left to r Kosellb Elbert and Eilt.en was just about 92 a trip to the water jug. a',--ei:ru !"f t!ie Pionei r Hibied Co-n ' • •.•::', :n this areu. under the dnection of ii.iin.gi r. arid W. 11. Stet'fan. a.-st. matia- £}'.'.. .ill- Dolores Thompson. Judv Adams. B"'i.', ,,:! ot Aliiona. The temperature '.!'<:. tl'.:- ii'ictui «• wa- tak<. n — time for working toward a master's deg ree. ne ran home, a quarter of a mill and was .suffering from loss 01 According to his plans, he will : blood, shock and exhaustion. He move his family, including hi.- wife and daughters Linda, 3'j, and Jane, 1H>, here about ter. days before football practice sessions get underway Aug. 24. was taken to a Spirit Lake hospital, but returned home Friday afternoon. The Menz had ju»t started combining on their place when the Bill Hanser. In Ihe above picture are. loft lo right. Bill Walker. Jack Amon Although a protege of Coach j accrdent happened. Buck Starbeck, well - known | brought his combine over Fri- single-wing authority, at Teach- i Liav morning and helped Clar- ers, Jason's football offense portedly combines the T, single- wing, and anything else that fits the materiaJ on hand. ence combine Dollar Days Coming Algona business firms will offer "Lucky Bucks" days Friday ana Saturday, Aug. 12 and 13. featuring Dollar Days with many free gifts to be offered by individual stores. Watch The Algona Upper Des Moines for complete details and bargains to be offered these two days. is oats, after harvesting was stopped temporarily by the Thursday afternoon accident. licenses To Wed Wedding licenses were issued to three couples in Kossuth county the past week. On July 21 Ronald Trickel of Fort Dodge and Karen Erickson of Algona. and Donald D. Reimers and Janice Madsen, Burt, obtained licenses- July 23, one was issued to Richard D. Taylor, Algona, and Janice Hefti, LuVerne. 98 Here Last 2 Days Two consecutive days of 98 degree temperature. Tuesday and Wednesday, set a new high in heat for Kossuth county this week. There were no signs of relief from any direction. Continued hot was the forecast. Date Hi July 21 95 July 22 _ 90 July 23 HO July 24 ai July 25 92 July 26 . . 98 July 27 98 L 67 72 53 53 60 t>0 70 and Roy Lamb, emplm were operating nicely, ;.: was taken was a mere K" still work under 90 Ibs. .-: fahrenheit, Jess Manor, i vinced— it was hot enm:.-: The tremendous a: i 1954 have not been ivi•• :. that clover and alfalfa i '•• Manor, farmers of \h, ,.-. and are likely watchir.- ' Despite the riecre;. - ing plant has been wi>.k: on call at all times to u; !•: .elding is another . c. that isn't exactly cool du: summer. At Thorpe' Shop in Algona, J. 1' pictuied above as hi- ^ action. That protective i. that is worn duesn't ci" off a bit, either. While the temperutii!- the low 90'.- when this ]>'• taken. Smith says it ha- hot as 120 degrees at I::! 1 . welding is going on. Anyone want to lu-.i.i swimming pool? Livermore Rites Funeral services tor M F..\. T2. will be held at 0 Sacivd Heart church 1:1 more. Mrs Fox died night in a Fort Dodge ! Her husband and 11 child; vive. laundry and dry cleaning j with the budget as submitted ta ones below will do; 'he county auditor will g.i a let: ter asking lor elimination of | three appropriations under debt, (service, all of which will be paid off m 1955—street improvement, storm sewer- ancl 194!) city sewer debt.-. Technicality of the law requires that they be included for the next year, but they may also be eliminated when the debt is paid oft by a notice to that effect to the auditor with the budget notice. New Pool Fillers As u result the city milluge tax levy will drop from 2H.79 mills for 1955 to somewhere about 2ti mills for 1956. The 1950 budget also includes the cost of purchase and installation of new filters for the municipal pool. The county millage levy will :un at or siightiy over fi' mills in towns, per $1,000 of assessed valuation, and about 14.79 in the county where maintenance arm i construction of roads is inehiil- ded in the levy. The drop in the 1956 county and city budgets will be more than offset in Algona, however, by the proposed increase in the 1956 budget for Ihe Algona C om m u n i t y School district, which is asking an increase of S59.557 to be raised by taxation. Budget hearing-; will be held as follows: Algona school district—Wednesday. Aug. 3, 7.30 p.m., administration office, high school. City of Algona. Thur.-dav, Aug. 1 1, 7:30 p.m.. City Hull. ' Ko-.-uth Counly, Friday, Aug. 12. 9 a.m., courthouse. The public is invited to a'.lena any of. the budget hearings. Harrison's New Store Formally Opens Today In a special ceremony held at the building'- front entrances tins morning (Thursday) the new Algona .-tore of the R. M. Hari i.-on Co. was formally opened at 9 a.m. Roy R. Hut/ell, acting in the absence of Mayor Linda C'.ao- .-adiile. who had earlier been called to her husband'- side at the Veterans ilo.-pital in De- Monies, cut tile ribbons ,,t (hi- sto! t . entrances, which "to: nr.ilU' signaled the -tore's ripening. Other- present in the official group included C. R. Harrison, president of the cornpanv -Mid son of me founder. Rex II. Harrison, \ice president, Herb Hedlund, pie-ident of the Algona Chamber of Co:;-mer\-e. Bill Steele- C of C. secretary, and a large gioup of Hariison company officials C'ria: le- Hmken is manager of the store. The Algona store is largest Iri the Harrison group of ten stores, all of tr;em in Iowa. The build: ing is completely air-conditional. While the selling staff lias been gieativ enlarged for the three- day Grand Opening being ::e;d 'tins Ti;ii: sday. Friday and SatJi , dav, lh".-e on the legular .-tat! ! include Christine Areii I, Glad-. - Buitis. Bertiiofc Walker, Manlyri Kearney a nd Emma Miller. In today'-- issue of the Algeria Upper Des Moines will be round a special six-page section devoted to the Grand Opening of tru Harrison store, which covers in detail all phases, of the opi-fting event. • ring Co. The boil inside wh'-re this photo ! cookers, while insulated.' di i- equal to '>:?! degree nteii out. We were con- ii.-i d l~-y bloat in July of p: ohahlv due to the fact e rapid growth. Also, says inhered last year':- bloat. c losely this summer. .aths, the Algona Ri-r.der- n- processing work, and is !.- which become Casualties.