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" as se&nd efawi ttattef at »3ViindSr Act of Cbngrtsv&fMai-ci '' ' HURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1955 2 SECTIONS - 16 PA06S nups Dog Bit Girl, •klpttriter, iftj'washingtont for- 1986 .: herewith i a - fffeii^'f vi their; cdmmentsi on .IfiSSgapoy prophe- qi,es for the! years'ahMd.' '" ,„..„ _-iby boom,'i*illVc6hiin.ue,' although > doWn^a j:Bitv'frorri the? ; jteakpf 1947 ;s^hSfl| .itgiwas^e.e per; 1000,;-populajioifif ^whWta ? men estimate 4 ntilliom nlrtf Naples' •;,*;:."• city- wohien. fall;behind f^rmi Women haying ;2 children* tver- age, farm Vifdmen 3 childreni...' B6vyever, because 6f fewer babies' . m 1 :,the a93d!s," there • are - fewer" aaujts v today,4ln "the marrying' ages . .... in:the-past year there Weife l.S'nillllb'n 'marriages, about 1 the same as in recent years,- but uiider the 1946;peak of 2.3 million .;??, by I960,:however, a new.mar- riage wave will :reach an all-time : ;;|, J v ••'.,•>-'*' u •_.*':' '"V-W ,.••-•''' 't - For ; eyeryiiPA. Wpmen. t'of.. marriageable ~Qge/ there are 109 men, "enough to go around for all the wbjtieri'wilh a few .bachelors ;• lefl&iover/ - '•'>•&$,: ; .' -•.• ' women -.liv§?'six' ; years 'longer than men on a national average .;. i women are about ; vthree ;'years; younger than their husbands on the aver- in During the past five years there has been a big expansion of the middle-graae':incpme groups , ; A in 1950 f there were 8.7 miHion] people jvith, incomes of $5,000 to $10,000 V*...'',->"irH19S6 ithere we're 15>7 millions,with the same rate of-jincome v;-.', but the higher income brackets have . shown an upsurge of; 90 percent in:'the_past five years, although only 17,% of the total families in the nation * . .'. but the majority, . or ; 61%, stjll .make $5.000 per year or, less •Ti'. the building boom is not like ly to be quite on a par In 195( With that; k of; the past severa years, but 1 ! hy ;1960 another boom A'damage suit,asking, a rrtent, for -$1,093.10 was - filed' in Kpgsuth district court,' this, weejc, as; the result.of an alleged"aittfcR by a dog On a fiVe-'year-old J girlr .;.. .Plaintiff .in;,the.case ig .George .Hamilton as parent and guardian for .Cecilia -Hamilton,, age 5. Named as defendant is A; ; M. Lemkee of trvingtoh. ' The plaintiff states that on August 11, 1955, he was calling on ' the defendant' to see : aBc>ut selling^ him some merchandise, andWwhile'•/discussing the' merchandise^ his (daligh'ter iwas attacked by a dog Downed by, the defendant. The charge : says that the'dog knocked the girl downi scratched and -; clawed /heri and caused injuries, fright/ "shock artd* pain' which required, four days of hospitalization. .'-, ,„,. •;.,..' A total of $93.10 is asked for the hospital and doct6r bills and $1,000 for permanent' scars said td-haye' been'.left 'as ,a result pf the'iriishap.''^ • ,"' \.:''~(-'!>. •;?*,'; •' .;.;•;.,.' Other New .Cases _ •• : ---l" In other, hew cases docketed the pa'st week, Berven & Co. of Des Moines is plaintiff with Rex Taylor and the.Taylor Implement Co. as defendants in an account matter in which.the plaintiff asks judgment for $127.72. The ; Central Petroleum Co/ is ^plaintiff in akf ^ ..,«»«.= yu.wyu pet ,«=«.! ot icaa another:.case With'sDeanHiangate ; i .the building boom is not like- ' named "as defendant in/an.accpunt •'• . .,_ matter in which a judgment of $81.23 is asked. • A bond of, ,$l,pOO -.was, ,i,. One of these, young ladies, will rule as Queen'bi; the'.; "Winter Wonderland" dance"to be held this eve'nin'g (THiirV« .day) by students of St. Cecelia's Academy at the Knights'p£* •Columbus ballrciom. ' '' j.wMia. W4V HJ ^TfVV emufcijci uuufj in, b\ajldji||.^n^^;expectecl.^ : -.x^- ifTaxei^iiJllbefivWJ^P^Hl^ In, tbe~'year,Jahead ,;. '.,,T^and~ti6fr irju tH0^'y^{ir.;<.ahead*''-^ -'.^^c- a -. erriment budgets have not been balanced,.which, means that 1 de spite hopes of tax- decreases th,ej aref.'not top-likely...-. pn the local cbmmuriity levels, ' many civic and educational bond issues have been voted and the cost of these will be more fully felt in 1956 . . .property taxes, which provide the bulk of all taxes; will'remain high already near" 46% of Che property taxes collected go to schools, so in the .natural evolution of things there will be higher local taxes, higher-property assessments, fewer exemptions. .«. * There will be more working women than ever before,' with 21 million women on pay jobs in 1955. Before the war only 27% of the women worked at jobs put side the household, in 1954 that was up to 33%, and in. 1955"tP 35% ... it seems to be a trend. There is a slpwdpwn pn moving and shifting from place to place. Since World War II the shifting has been progressively less and less, as service 'men and their families finally became settled in the locatipn of their choice. In the past year only 5 million people moved frqm one state to another, while 126 million stayed put." * *,'*''• Farm population, is still shrinking, along with total farm income, Farm' population U, down from 30'/2. million in }940 to about'2? million now. In 1910 farmers were one.'thjrd ;of Jh«'*p9R- ulatiom now *h»y are one- seventh. :'•• ' * * ; » Fastest growing states, growing more than the natiortal average, are East: Conn., N.J., Pel., Md.; Midwest: Ohio, Indiana and Michigan; South: Va., Fla., La.;. Southwest: Texas, New Mexico, Arizona; Far West: Colorad_o, Utah, Nev., Oregon, s Washington. ' Not quite so much growth in past fpur years as in the war years pf the 40's. At ,Jop of list in recent growth. Neveda. Arizona, Flbri*. da, Delaware, New*Mejdco . Florida has eclge.on California in rate of growth past four years, 19% to 18% but m actual numbers of population gain California is way out in front, and p^pbably will top even New York fey 1895." » * . « ;' , Population 9f the U, g, it QQW 167 million, in five years, will be 178 million, in 10 years will be 190 million, but 1975 more than 221 millipn. * • ' * « « O.I?. Now YOU make YOUR prpphecies. And, a H*p?« Nt* to , by a surety allowing the release j, Custody v of, M. ,^ D,'. gchoeri- taining."money under false 1 -pretenses frpm the Iowa State Bank of Algpna. •;--•-• Up In February Term Schoenbeck is to appear at the February term of; district court, beginning Feb.- 6, 1956.' The charge states that the defendant signed, another 'person's signature in cashing .three checks at the bank, totaling $450. Schoenbeck had been-doing church painting and decorating in, this- area.. A judgment was . entered by Judge Fred M.'Hudson for $318jl2 in favor of the A. Y. McDonald Mfg. Co. against Edgar Rowlet, Swea City, fast week. Loretta Giffin Service Today Funeral rites for Mrs Loretta M. 'Giffin, 61,- will be held today, 2 p.m. (Thursday) at the Presbyterian Church. Rev. M, H. Brower will officiate and burial following- in Eastlawn Me- ttprial Gardens. McCullough's ?uneral Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Mrs Giffin djed at St. Ann hos- )ital at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday •morn- ng following a lingering illness. She had been hospitalized previously during recent ,mo,nths. Loretta Marie, daughter of Mr and Mrs Earnest Barz, was born March 8, 1894 at JoUet, 111., and tad been a resident of Algona *pr the past ten years. She was married to Gilbert V. Giffin, and they had five children, four of them surviving. They are Shirley (Mrs Pon Joevers), Fenton; Phyllis (Mrs 1 O. i\ Apple), i Anchorage, Alaska; )uann (Mrs Roger Christensen), 3an Fernando, Cai.; and Merritt, lipgsted, Two sisters,- Mrs James -.age,: GJadbrook; and Mrs Elmer Wertberg, Jplfet, III., also survive, as do six grandchildren. Pallbearers at the funeral are Ord .Kind'en, Bill Finn, Harry relan', «d Cullen, Fred Geigel I P. Q. Holcpmb. The-three, underclass attendants in/thejEront ..row; Lavonne Winkel, 'Jean Hall and Jane Nelson;.'. i-^v't' The Music, Masters will play for theTdance. alumni and parents will-'attend.--The •catenation of Queen will take placo during the evening's'program. |Witeinore f tefep'; :: ^ It; 'J, Franc!£JE. Slagle , Succumbs' To Heart 3 Attack Sunday Whitlemor6 — Funeral services for -Francis fi, Slagle, 49,. were held, Wednesday morning," Dec. 28), at: 9; a'.m. in St. Michael's Catholic.; phqrch, in • a solemn High, Mass, The,Rev..-Robert Joynt was Celebrant,.the Rev. William .Veit, Deacon, Rev. Raymond Pick]' Sub .Deacon, Rev. Gerald. 'Zenseh, Master' of - Ceremonies,, and Rev. E. E. A.pt delivered the ; .sermon. Pallbearers were, v Martin; PjO- tratz, Ralph Bauer, .Gordon Jensen, Stanley Brpthertbh; George li Slagle Jr., and Robert - Gengler. Honorary pallbearers were Merlyn Wegener, Leonard Elbert, Jerry Zaloutkal, Milton Espe J.W. Haggard, 63 Years A Newspaperman, Succumbs Longtime Editor Of Local Papers Near 86th Birthday; Services Held Tuesday Perkins, Frank Bottorof f, and Eisele Russei *£m Services for Mrs' Frank Tjetz, 74, resident of Algona for the past 30 years, will be held tomorrow (Friday) in the Trinity Lutheran Church at 2 p.m. Rev. Luther Loesch will officiate an«3 burial will be in Eastlawn Me'tri- orial Gardens. McCullough's Funeral 'Chapel is in charge of arrangements. -•'•• Mrs^Tietz died Tuesday'at the Roberts N urs ' n S'Home here following a lengthy illness. She ana her husband entered the rest home several months ago.- Rosina, daughter of Mr and Mrs Helmuth Minndeman, was born in Boone County, la., May 4, 1881. She was married to Frank Tietz in 1900 and the family moved here in 1925. Survivors, besides her husband, include three sons and two daughters, • They are Rosine (Mrs Ernest Wolter), Algona; Ida (Mrs Rudolph Peter), Burt; Edwin, Whittemore; Rudolph, Lone Rock and Frank, Sheldon. A sister, Mrs August Huenhold, Algona, also survives. Pallbearers will be Archie Voigt, Theo Bierstedt, Andrew Funk, Fred Scflultz, Alfred Krueger and Ed Hackbarth. Hlro 's a hospital ai Hannibal, M# to a| Fort. Dodge hospital/ foj-' lowing a - serious * truck 'accl- , dent! near' Palmyra, Mo. last week, prevented the Missouri American Legion from presenting him with an American Legion'hero's medal. Shackelford, despite two broken .legs, aided Adelbert (Heinle) Fisher, 45,frozn their blazing truck. D^c.. 18, after it had been forced from a bridge -arid fell, into a creek bed, then caught fire. - Legion officials in Missouri* say they will ask Iowa . Legion officers to. make the formal presentation to Shackelford later. For more details of this mishap, with pictures-of the wrecked truck, turn to page one, section two, this issue. Peanut Lodges In Baby's Lung Portland — The baby son of Mr and Mrs Otto Reutasel may have to have surgery as the result of a part of s peanut lodging in one of his lungs.,, • • * The ,little fellow got hold of a peanut last Friday. Saturday he became feverish and the hpme dpctor advised taking him tf Rochester, which was done, Monday, Clajr Reutasel brought Mr and Mr; Reutrel and the baby home, hut he is to be taken back to Rochester later in me week where it U believed he will have to undergo the surgery. , Radio 'Ham' Acts As Relay For Flood Area Messages of Basketball MUhqp Steve Murcbland, Corwith, son of Mrs Ollie Rpbinault tgpM' b»4 £» unusual experience last week it» coiuiec- WJ«J his hobby oi oj»ra.tipg a short wave radifli station. Tiring of watching T-V he decided Jo see what was going OR over the mi 9? #*» awwayi and turned on his short wave set. SuddtBly he beanj h** nil l»|*e» and in replying fp»nd he was w ip«cfo with, another "he»" operato* In the gM.frMSWHi iar arts, whs told him that hit signals were Wmm !» 19 well there thj»y -woMertd if Sieve would/ act u « relay point far nwwwM going sw* fr«n lee flood aiea of northern California. ., ; thS »»** f9«J howl. u»jU 4«yb|;e»k Mirchjajid took sa«ei out / ' ' Masons, O.E.S., Plan Installation Installation ceremonies for the Order of the Eastern Star in AK gona have tentatively been set for January 10, at 8 p.m. .Officers to be installed at the Masonic Temple here are Clara Amesbury, worthy matron; Raymond Gilbert, worthy patron; Dorothy Laird, association mat- rpn; Charles Hardgrove, associate patron; Clara Shjlts, secretary; Evelyn Thompson, treasurer; Darlene Claude, conductress; Lila Potter, associate . conductress: Mildred N e 1 g o n, member of Temple board. . The meeting and installation will be an open one. . Installation of officers for Prudence Lodge 2.05 and Prudence Chapter 70 has been set for January 5 V ' . 4 Hurt In Car Skid At St. Joe , Four members of a West Bend family were injured when their car went out of cpntrpl, skidded into a ditch and struck a post just south of St. Joe on highway 169,- Friday night. Injured were: Mrs May Grace Hellesethi about 44, who suffered a broken back and possible internal injuries. Thomas Helleseth, 9, a minor brain concussion; Donald Helleseth, 6, a severe brain concussion; Mardelle Helleseth, 20, chest injuries and bruises. The father, Norman Helleseth, who; was driving the car, was no\ injured. All four were taken to St. Ann hospital for treatment. The family was wtwrnlos torn Fort Dodge when the «eci4eat occurred, patrolman Siewrs J»T vestigated. Victor Robert Medin. Francis Slagle was the son o :Mr and Mrs Charles H. Slagle He was'."born Feb. 2, 1906, a RUthyen. Late&his parents mov ed to Cylinder where he attend : ed school and,graduated in 1919 'He then attended Iowa State Teachers. college at Cedar Falls and the University of Minnesota He taught school fpr fpur year iin the rural districts, pne year a fBarnum, eight years at Seneca " ind fpr'the past 13 years he ha: teen superintendent pf the Whit 'more High school. • Suffered Heart Attacks ; jesi of HeaTta. ;for the *pas T t ttyt 'months, and two weeks ago he s;uf|ered three,heart attacks and was, taken to St. Ann hospital in ;Algopa, where he was placed under, oxygen and was. given many blood transfusions, and for sfiV- eral days it appeared that he was pn the road of recpvery, but early .Sunday, morning, Dec. 25, he suffered another heart attack anc passed away at 3 a'.m, .Mr Slagle was of pleasing disposition and everybody's, friend He" was a splendid coach anc teacher and/a pleasing neighbor a loving husband and father to .his family t He leaves his wife tw,p sons,-' Charles, a student a Emmetsburg Junior College, aoc Tommy at. home, two daughters Joan,, and Nancy, at hpme. •'-, One daughter, Mary Margai'et and his parents and one sistei Elva, preceded him in death. Also surviving are four brothers and one sister, August Slagle of Algona, George Slagle oi Milwaukee, Elmer Slagle of Minneapolis, John Slagle of the Solomon Islands and Mrs Winnifred 'Klosterman of Vienna, Iowa. He was a member of the K.C.'s, Holy Name Society, and served With the Whittemore Fire company, on the Town Council, the Community Club, School Masters and the Boy Scouts. Mr Slagle was married June 13th, 1934, at Emmetsburg, to Veronica Drew. Mr and Mrs Slagle with their family moved here in the fall of 1942 and bought their home ip the east part of town. Burial was at St. John's cemetery at Emmetsburg, with the Hyink Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. John Brandt, 9, Fractures Wrist John Brandt, 9, son of Mr and ^rs Harold Brandt of Algona, re- (jeived a badly broken wrist in 4 sliding accident Christmas Afternoon. With some other youngsters he was sliding on a hill near the Algona Greenhouse. The sled hit an obstruction and John was thrown to the ground. The fracture was set at St. Ann hospital, where John was a patient as of yesterday. J..W. (Bill) Haggard, for G yeflrs connected with .the news paper business in Algona, includ ing 50 years as co-owner of -the Algona Republican, the Uppe; Des Moines-Republican, and thi present-day Algona Upper Dei Moines, died Christmas eve a the age of 85 at his home her after a lengthy illness. He lacke< but" a few days of reaching his 86th birthday. Mr. Haggard began his newspaper career in 1882 as a boy ap prentice on the old Algona Rep ublican. He retired in J1949 arid disposed of his interest in the Upper Des Moines Publishing Co. Funeral services were held a' the home here at 2 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. Rev. G. G. Hallauer officiated, and music was provided by Julia and Barbara Bourne Pallbearers were Don Hutchison Wade Sullivani Earl Sprague Vincent Esser, Dick Post arid Eugene Murtagh. Burial was in Riverview cemetery. McCullough's were in charge of arrangements. Surviving is his widow, Segrid, and -two sisters, Mrs Margaret Moore of San Antonio, Texas, and Mrs Mattie .Falkenhainer of Algona. A brother, Melzar Haggard, preceded him in death. John William Haggard was born Jan. 3, 1870, in 8/spd hpuse in Irvingtpn ,tpwnship, a fipjiv of ' Mr and' Mrs Dave Haggard, father ixwas.* veteran ot the' ''" His Plan Moves To New locations A. J. Ricklefs, local insurance man, and Lou Nitchais, qpunty attorney, are planning to move their offices sometime after the first of the year to the Algona Hotel corner fro.nt, which has teen occupied; by Loraine's piano The present location of the m eold . Mfc$ertpf y, 4tt$rney, is be occupied by Leah's Bakery the ne$r fu,tur,e. As a boy he attended the village school, herded cattle and hpgs, and acquired the nickname pf Bill, which remained with him through life. As a boy of 13-he began his first newspaper work as an apprentice in the shop of the old Algona Republican., After learning the rudiments of the printing business of that day, he, \uent as a young man to South Dakota where he worked on newspapers for two years, and then to Mil wuukee where he 'was employed on the Milwaukee Journal for three years. , Returning to Algona he rejoined the Algona Republican force and soon became foreman when Milton Starr was editor and publisher. In 1899 he became a partner of Mr Starr, and in 1902 Haggard and Starr bought the Upper Des VIoines from Harvey fngham, who had been called to Des VIoines to become editor of the Des Moines Register, recently purchased then by Gardner Cowes Sr, The old Upper Des Moines, 'ounded in 1863, was .the first newspaper to be established in his section of the slate. In 1908, the Starr interest in he combined Upper Des Moines- lepublican was purchased by J. Shearer, who later sold his nterest in 1912 to Sid BacHus. ""his partnership remained until he fall of 1932 when the Backus nterest was purchased by R. B, Waller, present co-publisher of he Algona Upper Des Moines. In the fall of 1949, ill health esulted in the sale pf the Hagard interest in the firm to Waler and C. S. Erlander, present mblishers. Mr Haggard's interest in and ctive participation in the busi- less life of the community was widespread during his lifetime. ie belonged to and was a char- er member of the Algona Coun- ry Club, and served as a director or many years. He helped to or- anize, and was a vice president t the time of his death of the ecurity State Bank. He support- d the Congregational church, nd some personal philanthropies hich he never wished to pub- cize. Politically he retained an in- ependent point of view, and was oted for a rugged and honest . J. W. (Bill) Haggard individualism that, as Rev. Hallr auer noted in his funeral ire- marks, is all too rare in life today. He enjoyed several hobbies in his younger days, among them golf and duck hunting, and during' his entire lifetime was an avid reader. ,' His library at his ^ome was; perhapspne of the best private-libraries ;in Algona,J> ^ In 1946 Mr Haggard 'was^honored by. the Ipwhf Press"Association gy~ being' selected 'as a^Masfe'r' Editor-Publisher in Iowa, and Deceived a plaque in recognition of the award. While his health permitted, he ^bved to travel, and spent a num- Der of winters in the south, including visits to Old Mexico. One )f the most interesting events in lis life was a personal meeting with President Teddy Roosevelt while in Washington, D. C. on a ;rip, and he also met personally .he novelist Opie Reed and President Taft. E. B. McCorkle, 88, Dies; Rites Here Today Funeral services for E. B. McCorkle, 88, long-time resident of his area, wil be held at 3 p.m. oday (Thursday) at McCulough's Funeral Chapel. Rev. Campbell of Austin, Minn, will officiate and burial will be in liverview Cemetery. Mr McCorkle died in St. Olaf iospital at Austin Tuesday morning. Elbert Burdette McCorkle was born at Moundsville, West Va. November 16, 1867. He was married to Katherine Price in 1892 at Tyulon,'111., and the McCorkle' moved to Hastings, Nebr. where they farmed for four years.>Aftei moving back to Toulon, where they lived for 15 years, the family then came to Algona and purchased the Willow Lane farm about two miles east of town. Mrs McCorkle died in 1948 and Mi McCorkle moved to Austin to live with his son, Ray, and hib wife. He was a member of the Methodist Church here and at Austin Survivors include, besides Ray L a daughter, Mrs Ray McWhorter, Burt, seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, and a half-brother, Marshall, Bellaire, Ohio. A son, Harry, six brothers and a sister preceded him in death. Discuss County Plan For Big Operation Pork-Lift A county-wide "Operation Pork Lift" may be in the making if plans develop further from a preliminary meeting hel<i here Tuesday afternpon called by the livestock com- mitte* of the Ko«suih Farm Bureau. About IS were prejant, including seven of nine mem- ben of the cbmroilraa, headed by Jo* Skow of Wesley with tee»l bu*m«M people aJ»o pre*e»t. q* wt^ttv« 14*4 i| tip WVf a promotion for around th» letter p«rt of January, wb tvery cemmun- ity w the county coopwallas In tfct proj««t to m«v« wort into th» hands of consumers. 18 Practice* ln| ri" •L i l i i 1 t -Ji* i''•••)' -''T Eligibility List Of Participanfe Voluntary Cooperatiort' •Basis; list^^r^^f Approved, Practices ,f ? Township meetihgsj^eaItnff• with the Agricultural' Co'nserva- lion Program for 1958^ got'under-' way Tuesday and will cpntiriue at various sites around ;tn£; •county until January 9, •; afieortlihfe to Virgil Rohlf, manager of,the'ASC' offic'e. -. - ,. l :;;. v : : ' Basic purpose of the program,; as in the past,-is to'aid in conr serving our soil and, water're-, sources which will help guarantee prosperity in the .future.')'.7'.'.,. • Participation in the AdP is voluntaryiv/and; any farmer who can; do, the, needed conservation jpbi on,: his. farm... without; v the aid offijirriited ,|unds available under the*program : ,is urged to dp so. If it is impossible to do %sb with-: out.aid frbm.the federal government, it ( is, possible to get share-' the-cost help, BUT • the request must.be made before beginning the practice. . '•.•.•; There -,are five seedihg; practices and?. 13, others llstecf-which :he farmer may get, help'bn. They 7 include: Seeding • of crop land:, which shpuld;;be;in.,;andisliou.ld remain in permanent pasture; in-.;'-creased acreage over normal « seeding for hay or •pasture;: seed- • ing crop, land, for green manure; seeding of grasses to be; used for pasture only;- improvement of jermanent pasture; applying imestone as -needed; strip cropping; tree planting; clearing of shrubs, and • brush; construction of dams for .livestock pond, v' ; '.'; Establishment; of ; sod w'atePrV, ways; three: different.' type. 8 .of, terjacirig;^b|rmanent. ppe'ru -fffc.m'••''- drainage' ditches; tiling; shaping on grading' to permit • sgrfacft., crrainageT~Snd J " establishing- 'frdrP 1 ours. .'., "Many practices not previously ncluded are listed this year", ays Rohlf, "and the amounts paid by -the government have leen raised to a higher level, in- luding quite a hike in tiling iractices." , Purphase orders, which apply o seeding practices and tiling, vill allow the farmer to borrow noney from the local office, and pooling agreement, covering iling projects, can be arranged or by farmers whose land is ienefited by the tile. They can sign as a group. Meeting Places, Dales Township meetings were held Tuesday or Wednesday in Buffalo, Burt, Eagle, German, Grant, Greenwood, Hebron, Irvington, LuVerne, Portland, Prairie, Ramsey, Riverdale, Sherman, Springfield, Swea and Wesley. Dates and sites of meetings coming up include: Cresco—Dec. 31, Herman Bosworth farm. Fenton—Dec. 30, Fenton Elevator. Garfield—Jan. 3, Center School Harrison—Jan. 4, Linde Implement. Ledyard—Jan. 9, Lakota Town Hall, 9 to 12 and Ledyard Town Hall, 1 to 4 p.m. Lincoln—Dee. 29, Ernest Heidecker residence. Lotts Creek — Jun. 4, LotU Creek School. Plum Creek — Dec. 29, Center School. Seneca : —Dec. 29, Seneca store. Whittemore township date has not been set, but will be announced later. Any persons who cannot attend their township meeting may file their request at the ASC office in» Algona. Complete information on the entire prograni is available there, also. START WORK ON ACREAGE ALLOTMENTS County ASC office managers from Kossuth, Hancock, Palo Al.tp, Emmet, Winnebago and Wright counties and the Kossuth County ASC committee attended a kick-off meeting dealing with corn acreage allotments for 1956 in the local ASC office Tuesday. C. R. Schoby, fieldman for this district, was in charge of the meeting, and outlined 1956 plans, which are incomplete. According to R. I. Anderson, county chairman, acreage allotments will probably not to be set until the end of January. He alpo, listed three important items that must be reported to the ASC office as soon as possible by farmers participating in the program. They are: 1. Changes of names (new owners and operators for 1956). 2. Any combining or splitting if f»rms. 3. Esrtra, cropland^ that has been ID crop oj»e year, or any irror in the listing of cropland on ASC records; measurements

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