The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 24, 1955 · Page 37
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 37

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, November 24, 1955
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t; AS -TOONS KHuYfO'S 13 "Fill my radiator, cheek the tires and see if the battery needs water . , , etc. , . . etc." We're just "naturally" friendly! MN & ISO'S Phillips ''66" Service Bulk Tank Wagon Service Phone 967 East State St. \ Better Pay Your Taxes Or You Could Lose the T-V 7 New Members, Irvington Ideals The November meeting of the Irvington Ideals was held on Friday night, Nov. 18, at the home of Mary and Connie Arndorfer with 20 members, two leaders and four guests attending. Bonnie Froehlich was appointed as music chairman and Maralyn Peglow as recreation chairman. A citizenship talk was given by Jo Ann Klemm and a demonstration by Darlene and Karen Seller. Names were drawn for Christmas and each girl is to make her gift. , Linda and Lovalee Bristow, Mary Daley, Mary Ann Erpelding, Merry Carole McGinnis, Donna Mergen and Marolyn Peglow were installed new members of .the club. Personal Tax Delinquency Has New Teeth Algona about Dec. 1 there could be a few television sets, home freezers and air conditioning "units for wile at the Kossuth county courthouse. That is, they could if people do not pay their personal property taxes. However, the office of Rosella Voigt, county treasurer, has been trying to let folks know if they are delinquent in their personal property taxes 'by sending out postcards. The personal property tax delinquency should not be confused with the delinquent real estate tax list, but both real estate and personal are being published in the Algona Upper Des Moines today. A courthouse full of television sets is possible under a law passed by the last legislature. The law makes it mandatory for the county treasurers to issue distress warrants for collection of current delinquent personal property taxes. " A distress warrant empowers the sheriff or constable to confiscate any piece of taxable personal property and sell it to satisfy -the original tax, penalty property. * This Could Happen! This means you might be sitting at home with the kiddies comfortably watching a Santa. Claus parade when the officers would appear, unplug your set and haul it out to a waiting truck. Or they might take one of any number of other taxable personal items. In the past the personal property delinquencies piled up—because there was no penalty in the law to force payment. Many delinquencies were not discovered until the taxpayer tried to sell his real estate— then he was notified of a lien against hi* property. Others continued to pile up until the taxpayer died. Then the taxes were collected from his estate. The old law made issuance ot distress warrants optional with the treasurer — but. politics as it is, few treasurers in Iowa, if any, ever issued them. Now they have no choice.. The number of delinquent taxpayers probably will not run as hitfh at it has in the past few years — but even if it drops there will be a lot of personal property sold to satisfy the tax. Sums Not Very Large Mnj.1 personal property taxes are but a drop in the bucket compared with real estate taxes. Personal taxes become sizable, usually, when they apply to businesses Upper Be* Jttoines? AIGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1955 VOL. 92 - NO. 47 with large inventories. This new law does not apply to properties on which there are delinquent real estate taxes, as these properties are "sold" at delinquent tax sales the first Monday in December as has been the law for many years. The law says, "Unless such delinquent personal property taxes are paid within 10 clays of .the date of final publication of the notice, a distress warrant will be issued for the collection thereof." That's when the sheriff walks away with your television set. When he knocks on the door, you can still give him a check to pay the tax, but by this time the bill includes not only the tax, penalty and interest, but also your share of the cost of publication and the cost of serving the warrant. Cresco-Riverdale Homemakers Met The Cresco-Riverdale Homemakers club met at the home of Mrs William Runchey 'Nov. 1C. The hostess was assisted by Mrs Elmer Potter. Mrs Les Wildin, Mrs Wayne Smith and Mrs Cliff Teeter, There will be an all-day meeting at the Ervin Gerber home Nov. 29 and the group will make aluminum trays. Anyone interested may attend, but must bring a covered dish for a pot luck dinner. Further information may be obtained from either Mrs Wavne Smith or Mrs Cliff Teeter. Teacher Has Mumps Lakota—Mavis Ulueness, third grade teacher, is a victim r>f mumps. Mrs I. E. Wortmah is Demonstrations were given by substituting for her. Christmas Shopping Tips From fr *- * YOUR FRIENDLY CHRISTMAS STORE The Largest Watch Stock Christmas GIFT We Hove Ever Hod! WATCHES The Newest BULOVAS • The Newest ELGINS WHILE THEY LAST! 6E ELECTRIC CLOCKS Regularly $7.95 While our special shipment of these General Electric clock lasts, you can buy them for S4.90! They're actual S7.95 values . . . neat, modern clocks for bedroom or atop mantel, luminous dial, complete with cord. They'd make very special Christmas gifts, too! ueti aaci ati wti UE$ aa sna g*(i ia\> Uii uAi JVi ia WHILE THEY LAST! 6-pc. PLASTIC ICE-BOX SET Regularly $1.19 Another special week-end value at Rusk's that should be a sellout! Three heavy plastic refrigerator boxes, each with a tight- fining cover, in different colors, and packed in i«l» of three inside a cello bag. A regular $1.19 value for 59c — while they last this week-end! 59 Newest Gift Sensation ! MUSICAL JEWEL BOXES Open The Lid . . . Hear Music! Such decorative styles for "her" dressing table ... so nicely '• finished inside . . . and now something new — music when she opens the lid. In an assortment of styles and at different prices, A perfect gift suggestion at a modest price! $7 UP 7 The most wonderful and the largest stock of BULOVAS and ELGINS we have ever had in our store for a Christmas season! And the very latest and newest that both Bulova and Elgin have to offer! Styles for both the ladies and the men . .. and every watch in a handsome richly velvet-lined gift one mbox. Nothing stands forth as the one most acceptable Christmas gift as a watch . . . and you'll find what you want in a watch at Rusk's ! Tht VAKIITY lox 0KKolat*i end ConfxIiMt NIW Mil PACKAGES We Are HEADQUARTERS For THE DISTINCTION OF for the PHOTO fan cowior COMB TO TOWN Wulwt StyW M* • ON BON •Alllf OT $150 1 | All CMAMft dying wucxi 9* 90od Ion* $150 I"»|W«* MTTY NOtBI Candy Cora* !** |h. 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