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sian department * y days while teaching along tne Canadian By Huss Waller We didn't realize it, bjut we had a delegation of Russian visitors go through Algona Mondav via car. They were on thei'i way from Minneapolis to Fort Dodge, where they stopped overnight. The Russians were part of a group in the country to purchase- hybrid seed corn and machinery. With the group were two interpreters. One was a genetics specialist, one an agricultural engineer, and the hi-ac. of the group was from the Rus- of agriculture. * Ran inlo Joe Lowe in front of the postoffice, Sunday morning, whrn it was a bit nippy the subject of the weathei broughi to Joe's mind one time m his caily ' school up „ „.„., border . .. seems "Joe went to the crossroads postoffice about three times a week for mVil, carrying a knapsack for the supplies and mail so that hu could keep his hands free and prevent their freezing... he got his mail ano as he left the store paused to look at the thermometer outside ... it was 56 below... "I never looked at thermometers after that", Jce said. * « * In preparation for ihe annual tax-paying time in 1956, the assessors around the area havo checked here and there on home and farm improvements that might change the tax totals... it is reported that in Algona discovery was made that there had been several local homes built during the past several years which were not even on the tax rolls... built without building permits, there was no way the\ wiiuld get there. We presume they are on now, however. * * » Seems there was a preacher who had a farmer in the congre- flat* fliftefi«# Iowa Oity, la. ISfAlLISHIO 1843 Entered as second class matter at the postofftce at Algona, Iowa, Nov. 1, 1932, under Act of Congress of March 3. 1879. AL60NA, IOWA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1955 4 SECTIONS - 28 PA66S f>i us 12-Page Tabloid VOL. 92 - NO. 50 Algona Upper Des Moines FARM SALE CALENDAR Farmers having sales can get their dates listed here by contacting the Upper Des rMoines, where farm sale advertising reaches the largest circulation 01 any publication in Kossuth county. Dec. IS, Thursday — Donald Hoien. 2' •> west on County B, 2 north, 1 west, */4 north of Sing- sled, selling entire herd of 34 high grnde Holslein cattle, including bull, Quinn & Benson auctioneers; Emmet County State Bank, Ringstcd, clerk, Sale details in UDM last week. Dec. 20, Tuesday—B. W. Nelson farm sale, 6 north, 1 west, *4 north of Swea City, Fischer & .Clark, auctioneers; Swea City Stale Bank, clerk. Sale detail in UDM today. Dec. 20, Tuesday—E. L. Dickmeyer, farm sale, closing out mostly machinery, 5^4 east and 1-lj south of Burt, or 3 south and 3 west and 1 3 4 south of Titonka. Sale details in UDM this issue W. J. Stewart, auctioneer; Ti- lonka Savings Bank, clerk. Dec. 20, Tuesday—Oscar Lee closing out sale, machinery, cattle .and gigs, at farm 5Vz west l i north of Whittemore. and Btrkland & Borlvit, auctioneers; Cylinder State Bank, clerk. Details in UDM today. Jan. 4, Wednesday—Leon McCoy dairy- dispersal sale, Holsteins and equipment: at farm 2 Ms miles N. of Grant school. Quinn and Clark, auctioneers. Full details in UDM later. Jan. 9, Monday—Elmer Freidel sale, from jet. 169-18 two west ; nd 34 south. General farm iale, machinery, 90 head fall pigs. Yungeberg & Quinn, auctioneers; Iowa State Bank, Algona, clerk Full details later. Jan. 11, Wednesday — Chester Fairington complete closing out fr stopped the preacher and said: "Reverend, you get 53,000 a year. That's S300 a month, $75 a week, you preach half an hour a week, and that seems like an awful lot of money for a halt hour 1 *-work.'*- • ".••-•• ••• A day or two later the preacher saw the farmer unloading about 100 bushels of corn. I: took about a half minute to unload the corn. The preacher said: "Well, ju.st unloaded 100 bushels of corn in a half minute. Corn is worth SI. 50 a bushel (at that time) That's $150 for a half minute's work and that seems like a lot of money for only a half minute." "Yes, but it u>;.k mu a lot longer £ r . "Yep, me preachor. .id up." too," .-aid the faim- answered tht- Frank Tellier added something a little different to some of the Xmas baskets going out thi- season . . .sonvone ran into and killed a deer near St. Ann hospital and the county conservation officer is donating it for the baskets — as far as it will go ... the Moose Lodge of Algona contacted Western Buyers here and as a result the lodge and the local hog buying firm have arranged for a good supply of pork to also bs? distributed 'as a gilt in .sumo of the baskets. * * • If you see a rather tall, slender young man walking around town some day you may think to yourself "there's a natural-born basketball center" and you'll bc rijjht . . . he's a new resident of Algona, James H. Scott, who represents the John Deere Co. Hi played center not so long ago for Augustana College at Rock Island, 111. * • « There have been so many school flasher tickets handed out that they are hard to keep track of ... perhaps the new system 01 eliminating the signals ahogethei and substituting the men with the red flags will make things clearer for everyone . . . one of the most confusing things has been that many do not seem tr understand that a flashing light means stop . . . they know n means slow, but not all realize about the "stop" part. Let us hope some effective remedy is •worked out ... as it stands, many of those who make a "rolling stop" as Frank Ulish of the Dept. of Public Safety terms it, think they have complied with the law, but haven't. * * * Note that the Republican national committee has hired a firm of public relations experts to give guidance to Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Benson. This will be the first time in the history of the nation that a private firm has been hired by a political party to help arrange the thinking and utterances of a cabinet officer. At that, however, it might help to prevent such statements as the one we offer for today's Famous Last Line, uttered by Mr Benson a few daya ago: "Our hog program is working fine." store. Quinn and Clark, auctioneers. Swea City Bank, clerk. Details in UDM later. Jan. 12, Thursday—Don Voj- entine sale, machinery and dairy herd. 3 east of St. Benedict. Sale details later. Yungeberg & Quinn. auctioneers. Jan. 18, Wednesday—Lawrence Smith, Wesley, farm sale. Details later. Jan. 19, Thursday—Earl Bates farm sale, 1 west and 4 north 01 Algona. Sale details later. Yunge- berg &; Fraser, auctioneers; Burt Savings Bank, clerk. Jan. 24, Tuesday — Richard Gross, closing out farm sale 1'i miles south of Lone Rock. Full line of machinery offered. Lloyd BtTkland, auctioneers. Sale d'e- tails in UDM iit a later date. Feb. 1. Wednesday—Bob Miller sale. 2 east and 3V» north of LuVei'ne, or 8 south, 2 east and 1 south of Sexton. Machinery. 21 HoLstem heifers to calve Mar. 1, and four cows. Yungeberg & Quinn, auctioneers. Sale details :n UDM later. Feb. 6, Monday — Paul Hum farm sale, 3 west and 4 south of junction lt>9 & 18. Yungeberg & Quinn, auctioneer.-.; Iowa State- Bank, cl-.ik. Fob. 7, Tuesday—Ray Muller, 4 north of Wesley. Complete closing out sale, full line of machinery. Security State Bank, clerk. Sale details later in UDM. February B & 9—Corwin Peer, southeast of Algona, complete closing out sale, including Int. machinery and herd of dairy cattle with about 50 cows. Sule details later. Yungeberg & Quinn, auctioneers; Iowa State Bank, Algona, clerk. Feb. 21, Tuesday—Ernest Votteler sale, 3 west and 24 south of Fenton. Berkland & Bortvit, auctioneers; First Trust & Savings, clerk. Sale details in UDM later. Feb. 23, Thursday — F. A. Drone, 3 south, 3 west and Hi south of Titonka, Yungeberg & Fraser, auctioneers; Security State Bank, clerk. Sale details in UDM later. Every farm sale ad which originates with The Algona Upper Des Moines carries Weather Insurance. If weather forces postponement of your sale, your ad and bills will be reprinted without charge with the new date selected for the sale. Mayor Advises Neighbors To 'Keep Peace' A charge against John Scheme!, Algona, of disturbing and annoying a neighbor, was dismissed in Mayor Byron P. Richardson's court this week. The charge was, filed by Mervin Cronan, and dismissal came following what was termed confused and contradictory testimony by the complainant and defendant. Both were advised to keep the peace by the mayor. . Fourteen more persons were assessed $5 and costs each for going through school flashers, ihey were Stafford C. Max, Omaha; Alice M. Beresfferd, Kanawha; John M. Long. Ft D.odge; Maurice E. McCabe, Barnum; R. W. Brattmi'.ier, Fort Dodge; C. R. Wilson, Mason City; Lenna Borg and Harold A. Moklestad. Forest City; Dean A. Banwart. Otlosen; Joseph R. Berschmann, Lakota: H. T. Unclerberg. Humaoldt: W. W. Heyer. Jr., Buffalo Center: D. D. Sanderson, Estherville; and Andrew Christoffersen, Kirnballton. These fines resulted f:-orn charges filed before the new set-up was adopted at school crossings. The latest plan at the crossings wiD have the special police escorting pedestrians across main thoroughfares without the use of the red flashers. Red flags will halt the flow of traffic while safe crossings are madi?. Only 2 Of 40 Families Left To'Adopt This Will Be Algona's New Phone Building Bob Christensen Phi Beta Kappa Bob Christensen, son of Mr and Mrs Roy Christensen of Algona, was one of 40 students elected recently to the University of Iowa chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, honorary scholastic society. He graduated in August this year with a degree in general science and is now working toward a degree in medicine. To bs eligible for membership in Phi Beta Kappa, a student must be a candidate for, or already received a bachelor's degree in the Iowa U. college of liberal arts and must have earned at least a B-plus scholastic average. County Plans For 1956 A.C.P. Signup Slated Township and county Agricultural Conservation Program officers will meet here next Monday at the office in the V.F.W building to arrange for the schedule of signup meetings for the 1958 rogram. it was stated yesterday by Virgil Rohlf, county ACP office manager. The township meetings will permit tanners to sign up for co-;t« sharing practices m 1956. The 1956 <\>st-snanr.g conservation program (ACP) for Kos- >u'h county will apply to Ling- range adjustments in land as well as to individual f.-irm conservation problems calling for immediate attention. The county program will be developed from the li.st of '21 regular practice's authorized by the 1956 state program which wu.-, explained at a district ACP meeting at Estherville on Nov. 10, 1955. Kossuth county has been allotted S90.200.00 "for cost-sharing conservation activities in 1956. Under the rules for 1956. requests for cost-sharing work may be filed at any time during the program year but early filing will be urged us a means of helping the committee in arranging for prompt technical services and in completing its plans for the year's operations. Early filing will also permit early approvals for work which farmers c;m get started on or done at the opening of the new year. As was the case in 1955, there will be no farm-to-farm canvass and consequently farmers must take the initiative in filing cost- sharing requests either at a meeting called by the ASC or ut the county ASC office. 2493 COUNTY FARMS COMPLIED IN 1955 Nearly 51 percent of the farms in luwa were operated in compliance with their corn acreage allotments, as compared with a little over 44 percent in. 1954, it was reported this week by Richard I. Anderson, chairman of the Kossuth county ASC committee. In Kossuth county, 68 percent of the farms, or 2493, were in compliance this year. These complying farms had 72 percent, or 150,376 acres, of the county's total allotted corn acreage. This means that the non-complying farms had corn allotments totaling 59,695 acres. In 1954, 65 percent of the farms of Kossuth county were in compliance. The complying farms in 1954 had a total allotted corn acreage of 136,754 acres, while the non-complying farms had a total allotment of 63,763 acres. First architect's sketch of the new Northwestern Bell Telephone Co. building to be constructed in Algona i,s shown above. The drawing was received Tuesday morning by John Claude, local manager. The building is to be constructed on the corner of Call and N. Dod^t- streets. Construction is expected to start within the next few days, following awarding of formal contracts to the three major bidders, Cowan Construction of Algona for the general contract. Pratt Electric of Algona for the electrical contract, and Hanig Bros, of Fort Dodge, pkimbing, heating and air conditioning. The new building will be part of a S650.000 telephone improve- mont and expansion program that will bring dial service to Algona. Preliminary woik necessary before dial set vice can be brought here will include changing of all telephone numbers in Algona, production of a new directory, dial installation on all phones, and extension of cable and wire to all sections of the city as well as construction of additional rural lines. It is expected to be early 1957 before dial service can be introduced here., James A. Dougher of Des Moines is architect for the new building. He was also the architect for the new Kossuth county courthouse. First Grade Rhythm Band Gives Program Pictured above are members of the First Grade Rhythm Band of St. Cecelia's Academy, Algona. Members are Margaret Bebo, Rebecca Black. Kathleen Boudewyns, Diane Bode. Ruth Cassel, Eileen Elbert, Michaels, Frances Goecke, Mary Susan Hall, Theresa Hoberer, Ruth Hofer, Patricia Holecek, Phyllis Lichter, Patricia McGuire, Janette Miller, Gloria Miller, Rosalie Murphy, Diane Newland, Anne Penton, Linda Platt, Sharon Reilly, Jean Robinson Virginia Sifert, Theresa Sigsbee. Betty Thilges, Shirley Thilges, Margaret Utt, Jill Welter. Marilyn Zimmerman. Janet Zittntsch. Thomas Barry. Robert Bestenleh- ner. Roger and Joel Bode, Harlan and Loland Brown. Jimmie Busch. ...... _.. „.. „ „ _„ „ Greg Cook. Don and Patrick Courtney, Stephen Detrick. Joseph j their part of the program which consisted of the "Flower Waltz," and Robert Elbert, Mark Erpelding, Mama Fisher, Wayne Frideres. I "Walt/, of the Toys," "March Militaire," and "Vienna March". Their Richard Muller, Robert Nichols, Michael Nitchals, Thomas Ristau. Stephen Shell. Garry Thilges, David Tripp, Thomas Wagner, Edwin Weishaar, Michael Zittritsch and Gregory Snere. (Eight additional merahcrs who were absent because of illness were: Yvonne Crowley, Rebecca Bilyeu, Mary Ann Ostwinkle, Victoria Siemer, Linda Stoffel, John Hamilton, Robert Mergen and Craig Vitzthum). These young "rhythm makers" trained by their teachers Sister Mary Lois. P.B.V.M.. and Miss Betty McEnroe, made their first public appearance last Tuesday evening, Dei-ember 6, before a •record-breaking" crowd of adults and children. They held the close attention of the "amazed" audience during Duight Gilbride, Gerald Hentges. Harvey Harriger, Allen Higley. I final number, a combination of song and rhythm Allen Kramer, Donald Long. Gary Lamuth. " jof the Big Bad Wolt." Son Joins Dad In Law Firm was "Who's Afraid Gordon L. Winkel, discharged from the U.S. Marines Dec. 3. has joined his father, L. A. Winkel, in the practice of law, according to an announcement made this week. The partnership will be known as Winkel and Winkel. Gordon served with the Marines for about 2'2 years, and at the time of discharge was a first lieutenant. While in the service, he was prosecuting and defending attorney in many general court martial cases while stationed at San Diego. He graduated from St. Cecelia's, where he was a basketball and baseball star, in 1946, and Iowa University law school in 1953. Nephew Killed James L. Traeger, 21, killed in an auto crash Monday east of Cedar Falls on highway 20. was a nephew of Mrs Clara Pratt of Algona, and had visited here on several occasions. His wife, also 21, was also fatally injured. 16 Page Roto Today Included with today's issue of The Algona Upper Des Moines is the December Farm & Home rotogravure color section, which comes to you exclusively in this paper in this area. It's full of novel Christmas ideas as well as valuable home and farm hints. Burt Votes For $250,000 In Bonds Burt—Voters in the Burt Community School district became the third group in a week to vote in favor of a bond issue for school expansion. With 497 votes cast, there were 421 voting in favor and 53 against the measure to issue $250,000 in bonds. The percentage was 89 c ;- in favor, the highest percentage in favor of such a bond issue to ever be recorded in this area. Last week, Titonka voters approved a $175,000 school bond issue, and Algona voters approved one of $544,000. The three school bond issues will total $969,000, Winner <4 17 St«lt * Nation.! Avoid*, 1950-1955 Including Central E*c»llence, lova Pro* Ass'n, 1955 TO SELL ALGONA SCHOOL BONDS JAN. 10 A call for sealed bids for purchase of Algona's recently approved $544,000 school bond issue has been made by the school board, with 2 p.m. on Jan. 10 set as the date for opening of "bids. They will be sold to the highest bidder for cash. The bonds will be dated Feb. 1, 1956, and the first installment will mature Nov. 1, 1957, for $20,000 and on Nov. 1, 1958 through 1974 for $30,900 yearly, with the final payment Nov. 1, 1975. for $14,000. $12,900 Gift To Hospital Here Sisters of Mercy, who operate St. Ann hospital in Algona, are hoping that Tuesday's news of a gift from the Ford foundation ol approximately $12,900 is accurate. But they are not counting the chickens until they are hatched. The Ford Foundation announced it would give away about a half billion dollars to privately supported colleges, universities and hospitals. The amount the hospitals will receive is based on reports from each hospital to the American Hospital Ass'n on a formula involving patient-days and number of births. The money is to be paid in cash within 18 months, and can be used for any purpose except day-to-day operating expenses. St. Ann was named on the list of Iowa hospitals expected to receive part of the money, and the local allocation was given as $12,900 based on the formula outlined. No formal word of the been received, other original news story. gift had than the however. P. O. Window Hours The Algona Post Office mailing windows will be opea for the convenience of mailers from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sat., Dec. 17. The Money Order and FostaJ Savings windows will close at 12 o'clock, noon. Both Hospitalized Wesley—Mr and Mrs August Harig were both patients at St. Ann hospital in Algona the fore part of this week. Mrs Harig entered last Friday for treatment of a heart ailment, and Mr Harig entered Sunday. 13 Below Twice Here In Week Winter continued to make itself known, perhaps a little too well, with a week of very bitter temperatures. Two 13 below zero readings and one 11 below were included during the seven days, and at no time did the temperature get as high as 32. Pale Dec. Dec. Dec. Hi .27 .11 -13 L 2 _2 -13 -11 -13 6 13 Dec. 10 -..15 Dec. 11 16 Dec. 12 26 Dec. 13 31 The mean average of a 20 degree high and three below low during the period was far below the weekly averages for the year to date, and a new cold blast that moved in Tuesday night offered no relief. Hand Injured In Power Takeoff Wesley —Richard Ricke, »on of Mr and Mrs George Ricke, has a cast on his right arm as the result of an accident Saturday, when both hands became caught in the power takeoff. H« had shut the machintry off but in trying to stop the power takeoff both hands were caught. 16 Adopted In Past Week, 9 Cash Donated There are only ten days loft until Christmas d a y, which should be plenty of time for someone to claim and nclnnt thn final two families on the: UDM'.-; "adopt a family" list. Sixteen families were adopted during the past seven clays, accounting for 38 families: however the list was swelled to 40 by the addition of three new ones during the week. When these final two families are adopted, the fifth annual UDM "adopt a family" campaign will reach a suc- ce.ssful climax. Any individual, group or or-» ganization interested in bringing happiness to the families remaining should contact the Upper Des Moines. phone 1100, immediately. It is also possible for anyone to contribute food, clothing, toys or cash, and everything donated will be used to assure a merry Christmas for deserving families. Cash contributions of SlO each have been received from John Bieser, Jens S^rensen and the Fenton' Woman's Club. Following is the full list of families, with adopters listed in all but two cases—number 19 and 29: Family No. 1—Adopted by Algona C. D. of A. Family No. 2—Adopted by Congregational Women's Fellowship. Family No. 3 — Adopted ' by Royal Neighbors. Family No. 4 — Adopted by Methodist W.S.C.S. Family No 5 — Adopted b» Dr. Janse. Family No. 6—Adopted by St Thomas Episcopal Guild. Family No. 7—Adopted by Degree of Honor. Family No. 8 — Adontf-d by V.F.W. Auxiliary. Family No. 9 — Adopted by Algona branch postal transportation clerks. Family No. 10—Adopted by St. Joe C. D. of A. Family No. IK— Adopted by Methodist W.S.C.S. to 14 years old. Family No. 12 — Adopted by fifth grade at Bryant. Family No. 13—Adopted by Algona Lions Club. Family No. 14 — Adopted by Mt-thudist W.S.C.S. Family No. 15 — Adopted by anonymous person. Family No. 16—Adopted by Algona Lions Club. Family No. 17 — Adopted bj Sot-optimist Club. Family No. 18 — Adopted !>;, American Legion Auxiliary-. Family No. 19—Mother, father and little boy, 2. Family No. 20 — Adopted by anonymous. Family No. 21 — Adopted by ^ P. E. O. Family No. 22 — Adopted by Trinity Lutheran Church. Family No. 23 — Adopted by Algona high school students. Family No 24 — Adopted by Moose Lodge. Family No. 25 — Adopted by Mrs Jnhn Deim. Family No. 26—Adopted by Algona Lions Club. Family No, 27 — Adopted by Business and Profession! Women. Family No. 28 — Adopted by First Lutheran Church. Family No. 29—Elderly couple in need of help. Family No. 30 — Adopted by Mrs A. L. Benschoter and Mrs Leslie Huff. Family No. 31 — Adopted by V.F.W. Auxiliary. Family No. 32 — Adopted by anonymous person. Family No. 33 — Adopted by Plum Creek Elite 4-H girls. Family No. 34 — Adopti-d by Algona Rotary Club. Family No. 35 — Adopted bv Algona V. F. W. Family No. 36 — Adopted by Algona high school students. Family No. 37 — Adopted by anonymous. Family No. 38 — Adopted by Newcomers Club. Family No. 39 — Adopted by American Legion Auxiliary. Family No. 40 — Adopted by Algona Rotary club. As has been the practice in the past, the name of the family wi'l not be divulged until shortly before Christmas, and then only to the adopting individual or group. Delivery of the good.-t will theri be made by the adopter, the UDM, county supervisors or welfare office, in plenty of time for Christmas, Special Evening Shopping Hours Shoppers will find Algona's stores op«n Friday and Saturday nights this week, and Monday through Friday nights n«xt w*»fc for the final flurry oi Christmas buying. Te« st0n» will not open Chrislma* Eve. Saturday. D«c. 24.