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(IS Dapt, of HlHto^ aad Dee Moine* 19» Iowa '•)..'.. •-#.*• as seoorid class matter at the postofrlce at Algona, lows, Nov. 1, 1038, under Act of Congress of March 3, IBM. IALOONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, APRIL H i$56 3 SECTIONS - 24 PAGES VOL. 93 - NO. 17 Halt 4 Runaways Here ', By RUSH Waller ••[. ' , : - i* •:• . * ' • The problems of small town , and small business were brough sharply into,ideas in-the Titonk area, .last week, 'with the,ah nouncement by Fred. Thacke that he will sell his theatfe equip ment and fixtures at public auc turn, Saturday, ^pril 28, starting at 1 p.m. All items are to b sold, piece by piece, and In lots « , ».'.V. * ,'y '...;. ^ Herb Scha,uerrbf Algona; was doing some repair 'worlc are-uhc a chimney at his home in the east, part of Algona last week and ran acros/ an old statement ddted March 1? 1891, -addressee to Messrs. Hough x & Cs. from the W. P. Orr Linseed Oil Co. of Spencer, Iowa, J. S. McElhiney, agent. The bill was evidently for a carload of something or other, which came to $350.37. Today the freight on a car might be almost that much. * *'.*'- * An Algona student now attending John Hopkins University in Baltimore really caught us by surprise last week. He forwarded an April 9 copy of the John Hopkins News Letter which carried a banner headline stating that "Nixon New. Hopkins Prexy; GOP ' Stunned." The story read seriously, without a false blemish to indicate it was a belated April Fool joke—which it of course was, but we weren't sure but what the John Hopkins paper had "scooped" the world, until we read the accompanying note from Nidas Dermand. ' * * » Nidas, incidentally/ adds thai "all of my buddies on the floor are very familiar with your paper. They thought the most interesting story of the year was the one on the mayor candidates .... most of them.favored Herb Adams." • Four Austin* Minn, boys, from 10 to 13 years'of age, who 'jus Wanted ^something to do' were apprehended early Thursday morning by officer Pete Jorgenson of the Algona Police Department. The bpys, shown above, are, left to right;. Lloyd Leeper, 13, Jim Norgaard, 10. Raymond Crump, 11, and Allah Anderson; 12. Heres the story, according to Anderson, who was designated ringleader of the group by his mates: ' 'We'left home between five and six p.m. Wednesday. We Went ,o school during the day, wanted' something to do, so ran away from home- We walked about two miles, then began hitch-hiking. _ ,, The first ride took us to Albert Lea, the next to hear Blue i-arth, then the third to Bancroft, where the driver bought us a bottle of pop. The; next lift took us to the intersection north of Algona and we got a ride into town (with Mr and Mrs Joe' Dahlhauser, who let the boys out at.209 East .Kennedy) to within a couple, of blocks of the home of the lady who took us in. (Mrs J, H. Nielsen, 609 South Moore. The boys rang her doorbell at 1:45 a.m., he let them in, they slept there and she furnished them with a nice breakfast early Thursday morning.) 'We left the lady's house and got picked up a short distance away by a policeman." That's the story of the runaway, direct frorri me of them. • •• • • < • . Parents of the boys picked them up and took them home Thurs!ay afternoon. (Upper Des Moines Flashfoto). Ed ig;-:a. , consum- p. of coffee, - sHght«i;ibecause c he didn't get . . MSnaco but he still them well. * ,. * « . Iowa State College released re suits of a farm price study which covered 148 Iowa farms, lasi week, all of them modern anc above average in soil quality anc equipment. The net income on these farms per acre dropped to $15 in 1955, compared with $39 in 1954, and $56 in 1953. The net income in 1955 was only 38 percent of that in 1954, and only 27 percent of that in 1953... and the study was not made by a political organization or for political purposes, but simply to ascertain the truth. • « • • Clark Mollenhoff,! the 35 year- Did snapshooting Washington reporter (who is also a lawyer) recently won the $500 Raymond Clapper memorial award for outstanding reporting. He is a graduate of St. Cecelia's Academy in Algona, where his family lived some years buck. * * * If any of the state officials and administrative officers think the proposal to increase the state sales tax to 3 percent is being met with hearty approval, they should visit the north end of Kossuth county ... the present sales tax setup is so enticing to Minnesota merchants that the Fairmont, Minn, paper is publishing a special free-distribution supplement which covers the northern half of Kossuth county, and is aimed entirely at business from Iowa... what 3 percent would do, we can only surmise, » * Mr and Mrs Henry Van Hove have a son, Henry Jr. who is in the army and has been in Korea EdwF.Tiefz Rites Apr. E Af Lofts Creek Whitiemore— Funeral services or Edward, Frederick Tietz, 83, vere hejld Monday afternoon, Apr. 23,,with a short service at 1:30 in ihe»:Hyink funeral chapel, and at 2,p.-nu. in ^Immanuel Lutheran ,. Another Titon den Smidt, son* soldier, War }f Mr and Mrs Simon Smidt, was also recently sent to Korea ,.. last Sunday the two boys were slated to hold a reunion in Seoul,.. the,two boys were near neighbors at home, and the get-together-in Korea should really have been a -big event in their lives. ! * « » We had a birthday party down at our house last Sunday, a 4th birthday in this case, but one of the invited guests could not attend, Doug Cook—he had the measles. This recalled to his mind a birthday party that Don Smith Jr. once had. When the day arrived for the party, Don had the whooping cough, and the party wound up with only orie guest, Gene gender, who had already had the whooping cough • and was presumably immune. * * * Dean Berne*, county extension agent, reports that a survey shows that on April i, farmers in the 14 major ca.ttle feeding states, had eight-percent fewer cattle on feed than a year earlier. -. > .*,'.» Famous Lai| Line — That sat Lotts .Creek. _._ vv . i _. ?Jfe r » ;,Pfi|>tofi,;pf .JmjQan.ue] : Pallbearers we're Martin Schmidt, Fred Jentz, William-and Fred Boettcher, Wilmar Wichtendahl and Alvin Potratz. Burial was in Immanuel cemetery. Edward Tietz was born in Watertown, Wis. on Jan. 19, 1873. At the age of two weeks he came to Iowa with his parents, Mr and Mrs Ferdinand Tietz, to a farm two miles south' of Lotts Creek, where he grew to manhood. He attended the Lutheran school and on Sept. 30, 1898, he was united in marriage to Louisa Legenhausen, and they established their home on a farm in Fenton township where he lived his entire life until his death Friday morning April 20. Mr. and Mrs Tietz were • the parents of three children, Ortwm at home, Raymond at Spirit Lake and (Euphmia) Mrs Archie Voigt of Whittemore. There are also three grandchildren, one sister and a brother, Mrs Adam Lieb and Frank Tietz of - Algona, to mourn his death. Four sisters and one brother preceded him in death. His wife died Oct. 2, 1914. Mr Tietz has been farming with lis son Ortwin, but for the past hree years he has been in declin- ng health following an operation three years ago. He was a devout member of Immanuel's Congregation his entire life. L. D. Schroeder, Titonka, Dies Tilonka—Leland D. Schroeder died suddenly Sunday 'morning flt a heart attack at his farm home south of Titonka. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon, April 25, at the Methodist .church in Titonka with Rev. Max Goldman in charge of the services at 2 o'clock. ' • Mr Schroeder is survived by hjs wife Mary and a son, Mark, his mother, Mrs Fred, Schroeder of Nevada, and .a brother Earl;of Knoxville.. Swan Funeral is ..in « dangerous, your " ' Milford Bilyeu Heart Victim Funeral services for Milford E. Bilyeu, 51, employee of the city of Algona, were held Monday at the Methodist church. Rev. Harry Whyte f officiated and burial was in Eastlawn Memorial Gardens. McCullough's Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Mr Bilyeu died at St. Ann hospital Friday, a day after suffering a heart attack. Milford Eugene, son of Henry and Eva Workman Bilyeu, was born in Illinois Oct. 4, 1904. He had been a resident of this area for the past 31 years and was a farmer until moving to Algona several years ago. He married Rose Geiienfeld and the Bilyeus live ,at 414 South Dodge street. Mr Bilyeu had previously been employed by Bradley Bros, but was/working for the city at the time of his death. Survivors, besides his wife, include six sons, a daughter and two half sisters, Mary and Ruth. The children are Milton, Dean, Leon, Ronald and Sharon, Algona; Merle, Garner; and Clayton, Iowa Falls. Pallbearers at the funeral were JultUs Will, Louis Hackbarth; Ed Mittag, Tim O'Brien, John Hammer and Rudolf Stebritz. Elect Ex-Pastor O. W. Brand, former past.or of the Algona Methodist church and now pastor at Forest Pity, was recently elected i vice president of the Forest City -Rotary Club,. Two New Suits Filed Here In District Court Chief district/court activity o the past week consisted of dis posal of two cases oh the docket and the filing of two new cases one involving a claim for damages and the other asking judgment on a promissory note. Judge Fred M. Hudson fined Alfred Niles ?100 and costs on a charge of carrying away the goods of another from a street. The charge against Niles was originally larceny of a motor vehicle. This charge was dismissed for lack of sufficient evidence, with the costs of $20.50 taxed to the state. The case was heard last Tuesday. • In a damage action brought by Joseph Kline against Ted Hoover, Jr., as the result of an accident when the plaintiff's vehicle struck a cow owned by the latter, 4% miles south of Titonka, the court denied the plaintiff's petition for damages, finding no negligence on the part of the defendant. A judgment for $161.38 was directed in favor of United-Hagie Hybrid against Paul G. Miller. A default judgment for $299.16 was entered for N. B. Best against Paul Apka. Gerald P. Frankl is plaintiff in a new case at law, asking damages of $722.95 from Vernon Klein. The plaintiff charges that on Nov. 3, 1955, while the lefendant was spreading ferti- izer by truck for the plaintiff, as agreed in a prior oral contract, chopped corn stalks caught fire, burning 38 acres of chopped corn and losing 19 acres of fertilizer. Donovan T. Lickteig is plaintiff in a case at law, with Charles B. Devine as defendant. Plaintiff alleges that on Oct. .B, 1946, the defendant signed a promissory note for $1850, due in installments. Plaintiff says that $1399.45 on the note is still owing, plus interest, and asks judgment QveM, Home Show Praise Exhibit Dpzens Are Winners Of Host Of Registration Prizes The first annual.Algona Hoiift? Show : was ,a spectacular' success^ with a total.attendance in excesd of 4,000 persons, according.to re4 ports released Monday by. • Torn? McGraw, Home Show. committed) Chairman, and Bill Steele, Cham-* ber of Commerce Secretary. , Registrations at the show; in« dicated that visitors frorri as ffcr* away as Nebraska, Minnesota! and Wisconsin attended during the, three days. Mason City-and Tort Dodge residents attending the Algona show made ; the lfe« Deated comment that., "this-shgv^ ias "it all over the one : We, Had 1 n Mason City. (or Fort Dodge).? i A check taken of all 28 exhibits showed that, a. total 1 :6f $37,775iOO worth of merchandise and build- ng.materials was on display?at he show, v -$''"''? ' Following: is aVlisi of prize$ awarded, and the winners:... -$;.-j. Botsford Lumber^ Co.-fElecjtric rying pan, Mrs RjSJbert Walker^ West Bend..- .Coffee lable, Mrs-;!^' 3< Williams, iAlgonV':. .Chopping block, .Vaughn^ 'Hpov.er, Algona,'t\ Muekey Plumbing,? 8c Heating •T*V • : -as- *_ , •. *»'.''- »-i* -r -ri. • i: J . '» 5Ti Kossuth Soil 50# Shy In Moisture, Surveys Reveal - L ' ' . ' Hope For Rain As Seeding Of Oafs Concludes $1,500 farm Fire Wprst of Five —Deep fryer,-:iYiiH •-nu/.v- ocpai oter, Algeria.:^ Closet''seat, Dofo: larhmer," Algb'na.";'v^j.' ' Hall-Strahorn Hdwe. gallons paint, -^AwHC.! Carlisle, Whittemore. ' : -.•:.„. Sigsbee Plumbing.8c,,He!ating4-j 'wo towel bars, Mrs 'Phy, $Coht-, aas, Algona', >; ' ' ."':•• Foster Furniture — TV. Chair, Orville Holdrlen, Algona. >V . • . '• BeecherV : Lai% Appliances —; Slectric frying 'pan, Mrs"-Loren "ohnson, Algona.- " , ~,\ Bjustrom's Furniture —•. Twbf iece Samsonite Luggage Set, : rs Don Sherman, - Algona, ,,| ' Kelley Lumber Co. — Picnic able,, Mrs Regina Baas, Algona. "'L "Miller Lumber Co. '— Cuttin| locks to;'*parrell Sparks, * -"""• Gamble—Spinning equipment, Henry Zwiefel, 'Algorta,' Coffee maker, 'Harold Jergensbn, -Alone. -».••••,•' Irons Heating & Plumbing — oncealed paper holder,. Mrs 'can Parrott,-Algona. • Donovan Cabinet Shop — Pic- ic table, Martin V. Bittinger, Algona. • North Central 'Public Service-! Co.—Universal Gas .Range, Mrs Bob Diekmannj Algona. •Davis Paint Store — 52-Piece Silverware Set, Mrs rAlfred Bell, Whittemore. Algona Plumbing & Heating— Gas Incinerator, John Hayes, Algona. Taylor Implement Co.—Motorola Radios to Mrs Anna Stevens, Algona, -Vincent Ford, Bancroft, and Lewis Wehrspann, Whittemore. Funk Plumbing 8c Heating — Medicine chest, Mrs Wayne Smith, West Bend. Algona Floor Service—12 yds. inlaid linoleum, Mrs Frank Sterling, Algona. Algona Greenhouses—TV planter, Pat Doerning, Algona. Rose bushes to -Mrs Don Gross", Fenton, Betty Thul and Mrs Neil Big Fire Loss Af Tish Farm }' _ * ' ; • . ' INear S-Cify V' Swea City—Fire destroyed the large farm, several calves,-some sows and litter -pUrs, three ;rtilk cows-and,V Evening a* fKifarhi of Harry Tish, 2V4 miles southeast of Swea City. The fire was discovered about 9:30 p.m. by Mrs Kenneth Mullarkey, and because there was no phone she drove to the Harold Fischer Sr. farm where the alarm was turned in. The Mullar- keys live, in a tenant house on the Tish place. Swea City and Bancroft fire. departments fought the flames. --Loss is partially .covered by insurance, and no estimate of the loss was available today. Cause of the fire is unknown. Lamb, Algona. Kossuth "Concert Ass'n — Two i memberships to Mrs J. M. Pat- ;erson, Algona; singles to Mrs Hubert O'Brien, Bode, and Mrs Arnold Schiltz, Bancroft. accordingly. Elmer Schneider is plaintiff and Harvey D, Boeckholt is defendant in a court case involving $1840, over a contract. Wilbur C. Thatcher is suing for a $200 judgment over an account, naming Olda Adams as defendant. 3 Court Fines Fines were paid by three persons in Mayor C. C. Shierk's court this week. Alice M. Graham, Algona, paid $5 and costs for a stop sign violation; Herman J. Platt, Algona, paid $5 and for speeding; and ' "" Algona, was fined ,„ „ for speeding and $10 and costs for going through a stop sign. Brothers Die 24 Hours Apart Fenton— Otto Nemitz, 75,^ died luddenly Monday evening of a leart attack at the home of his only living child, Mrs Wm, Brass, Death came just 24 hours after the death of a brother of Otto, Richard Nemitz, 78. at Canby, Minn. Elizabeth Funk Funeral, Apr. 20 Funeral services for Mrs Elizabeth Funk, 88, resident of Algona for the past 40 years, were held Friday at 4:30 p.m. in the Methodist Church. Rev. Harry Whyte officiated at the rites and burial was in Riverview cemetery. Mrs Funk died Tuesday, April 17, at her home at 421 East Call street, Mrs Funk was born June 4, 1867 at Denver, la. She was later married to William Funk, who preceded her in death in 1928. She was active in the W.S.C.S and Methodist church here until her health failed. Two sons, Louis Fires continued to take their toll in and around Algona during the past week, "with a blaze on a farm- tenanted by Ray Steven five miles west of Algona, accounting for most of the damage Firemen from • Algona and Whittemore battled for three hours to control the fire at the Stevens farm, repprted at 3 p.m. Thursday afternoon. The blaze, shown above in an Upper Des Moines Newsfoto, destroyed a 3C x 26 foot double corn crib and a 26 x 32 foot livestock shed 3500 bushels of sealed ear corn, 1640 bushels of oats, ,500 balgs •0f straw, 150 -bales 'of; hay" anc miscellaneous. tools,, ; A. thbusanc Total loss was estimated by Steven as. at least $1500 and was and Frank, death. preceded her in Funeral services for the Fenton man have tentatively been set for Thursday afternoon at the Lutheran church in Emmetsburg. The Canby, Minn, man was to be buried Wednesday, April 25. He is survived by his wife and five children. Both men have many relatives in the Fenton area. Wedding Licenses To Six Couples Licenses to wed were issued'to six couples during the past week in Kossuth county at the clerk of court's office. They went to the following couples: April 17—Charles W. Albright and Wanda F. Parcil, Algona. April 18—Richard B. Fish, West Bend, and Bertha Ann Hentges, Algona. April 19 — Hugh Haverly and Shirley Eden. Wesley; Verlin Lemaster and Violet Wirtjes, Buffalo Center. ' April 21—Lpren Apperaeller, Williams, and Meredith. IrigeJ, Ft- Podge; Adolph R. 'Bakken and Ivelyn Swanson, Albert Lea, Minn. She is survived by nine children, a sister, Mrs Louise McCoy, Daly City, Cal., 29 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren. Her children are: Dora (Mrs Fred Will), William and Raymond, Algona; Mrs Lillian Iverson, Estherville; Andrew, Rqdman; Clara (Mrs Henry Neuman), Omaha; Esther (Mrs Henry Neuman), Omaha; Esther (Mrs Martin Ostwald), Whittemore; Mrs George Weir, Cedar Rapids; and; Kathryn, Cherokee. Six grandsons, Norman, Howard and Jerrold Funk, Alvin Iverson, George Weir, Jr. and Harlan Will, served MS pallbearers. Mrs McCreery, Whittemore, Dies Funeral services for Mrs Elizabeth McCreery, 82, resident of Whittemore for the past 56 years, will be held Thursday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Michael's Catholic church there. The Hyink Funeral . Home is in charge ments. of arrange- Mrs McCreery died Monday morning at St. Ann Hospital. She had been a patient there since Friday morning when she suffered a stroke. Mrs McCreery was born in the Clare, la. area, and came to WhitteBiore about 1900 when a bride, with hfer husband. Dr. J. W, WpCreery, who served Whit- ore until his death in Febru- of |949, The McCreerys . fcave celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary in August of that year. State Honors In Speech To Academy Trio Two superior ratings and one excellent rating were awarded :hree high school students from St. Cecelia's Academy of Algona n the state finals of the Iowa High School Speech Association contest held at Storm Lake Apr 18-21. Jean Hall and Molly Sulliva received "I" (superior) rating and Ronald Briggs received "II (excellent) rating. Both Jeai and Molly were given "I" rating by each of the three judges if their respective sections. All three students will receiv- pins and certificates of awards This is Jean's second year to par ticipate in dramatic declamation She is a sophomore and the dau ghter of Mr and Mrs W. A. Hall Molly and Ronald entered the field of interpretive reading foi the first time this year. Molly worked in dramatic declamation last year. This is Ronald's firs year in speech work. Molly is L junior and the daughter of Mr and Mrs W. W. Sullivan; Ronald also a junior, is the son of Mi and Mrs Bernard Bn'ggs. Two' hundred and fifty-seven schools from Iowa were represented in the Storm Lake event with over 1200 contestants. The Iowa High School Speech Association is known as "The Oldest and Youngest Speech Association in the State." It was organized in 1887 as the Iowa High School Declamatory Association, and the 1956 contest is the 79th annual state finals of that association. St. Cecelia's has been a member of the Association since 1950, Seneca Saddlers Hit The Trail The Al Menke family of Ledyard was host to the Seneca Saddle last .Sunday afternoon, as 66 guests and members gathered there for a trail ride. The group rode about 10 miles, stopping in Ledyard for candy, pop and coffee. After the riders returned, a baseball game was played. A potluck lunch was served. Honor Rita Goecke Rita. Goecke of Algona has been elected as the social representative at Iowa State College for the Women's Residence Association for the 1958-57 year. She was one of five council members named to voting. key positions in the only partially covered by insur ance. Two brooder houses, located just east of the corn crib housing 924 bushels of shellet corn, were saved, although one was scorched badly. Mrs Steven discovered, the fire which- was evidently caused wher sparks from a bonfire scatterec and tquched off the corn crib. A strong north wind spread the blaze rapidly to the livestock shed and bales. There was no chance to save the two buildings when the firemen arrived on the scene. • :•' .Fourteen friends and neighbors of Mr- and Mrs Steven gathered at 1 the* farm Saturday afternoon :a"nd 'pl6Wed' r 50^"'acreS!•vlft^t'Hra hours. The farm is owned by John McGuire of Algona. The Algona fire department was called to the home of Helmer Helmers on Poplar street at 6 p.m. Friday and extinguished a fire which destroyed $300-400 worth of used lumber. Sparks from a burning trash fire caused the blaze, according to Fire Chief Ira Kohl. The local firemen were called out twice Saturday evening. Both calls were to the Northwestern Railroad tracks, north of Oak street, where grass fires were extinguished. A roof fire caused some damage to the Herman Funk home at 115 South Ridgely at 8:20 a.m. VIonday. Damage included'a hole 'n the roof, burned rafters and 'alien plaster, Mr Funk control- ed the fire with a garden hose until the firemen arrived on the scene. Sparks from the chimney were blamed for tion. the conflagra- "Until we get a quantity of much-needed rainfall," says Kohl, "everyone should be very cau- a fire, es- any wind, tious when lighting pecially if there is Above all, don't leave the fire unattended." Golden Wedding Titonka Couple Titonka — Mr and Mrs William H. Stott celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday by nolding open house from 2 till 5 o'clock. Approximately 160 guests signed the guest book which was in charge of their daughter Julia. Mr and Mrs Stott were marriec April 18, 1906, at Fonda, Iowa where they lived until coming to a farm near Titonka in 1915. In the year 1919 he bought a grocery store which they operatec until 1938 when he sold out, then was town marshal until 1952 I'hey are the parents of seven children, Julia, John, Doris (Mrs Bernard Schultz) of Des Moines luth (Mrs Clarence Molitor) ol ^urrie, Minnes9ta, Maxine ol Des Moines, Vivian (Mrs Stanley Valley) of Forest City, and Howard of Amarillo, Texas, in the Air Force. All of the children .vere present with the exception )f Howard who was unable to at- end but called Saturday They received many lovely and isef'ul gifts and among them was set of sherbet dishes, that was gift to Mrs Stott's parents on heir 50th wedding anniversary, 7 years ago. 40 From Wesley At last Rites Wesley — Forty relatives drove o Williams Saturday to attend uneral services for Lawrence J. licke, 49. at St. Mary's Catholic hurch. Mr Ricke died 4t his ome Wednesday following 9 one illness of leukemia. The family lived in Wesley be- ore moving to WUllanis. SUrviy- ng are his wife, the former Marie roehlich; one son and three aughters. With 99% of the oats seeding completed in Kossuth county area, farmers are exhibiting some anxiety about the scarcity of moisture v And well they might, as information obtained by Dean Barnes, county extension director Monday morning, shows. A comparative sample test of Webster soil for moisture content taken frprn land in April which grew cqrjh'.ilast year, shows the followiag;.' stib-soil moisture content wlich might be an average for this area: April 1954 — 5.6 inches. April 1955 — 7.4 inches. April 1956 — 5.0 inches. According to E, R, Duncan, agronomist from Iowa State college, "whether bumper crops develop or not depends on moisture below the 3 foot mark under average Iowa conditions." Barnes stated that Webster soil normally carries two inches of moisture per foot. For a five foot depth this would be 10 inches. In the present case, subsoil moisture is thus only about half of what it should be. Many areas of Iowa, particularly south and west'of here, have even, less-sub-soil moisture than is the .case in Kossuth county.: Three Chief Reasons Chief reason given for the present situation .Is the drouth of last summer, ,plus. the small amount pf winter precipitation, and failure ;,thws far of any spring rains ,to rnat^rialize... , • Several three-inch rains in *p)lpit , overcome 'the present handicap* of the crop year/; local ASC and Mil conferva- ti6n officials state.; ; > ,'•] Corn normally requires 20 to < inches of moisture during the season, Barnes said. Com can usu'ally go through , a' season without that much rain actually falling, but the soil moisture Reserve has to furnish some of the basic moisture requirement, and the present soil tests 'show that the surplus is not there. Louis Reilly of 1 Algona, now traveling the midwest' as a representative of the Poland China World, reports that with a few exceptions Kansas, Nebraska and southwestern Iowa are all far >elow normal in soil moisture. He 'ust returned from .a 4,000 mile wing through that area. Aecord- ng to the Weekly Weather and Crop bulletin, the Jack of subsoil moisture is found all over Iowa. Conduct Own Tests Some farmers in the area have conducted in the area have conducted their own tests of subsoil moisture with small post-hole diggers. Soil samples are taken • by the digger, one foot at a time, and each of the five samples is placed in separate piles. By feeling the soil and checking it against a chart from Iowa State college, a farmer can determine approximately the amount of moisture in each of the various depths, from one to five feet. *:Sj Janitor Assault Case Up Friday A hearing on a charge of assault and battery, filed against Wayne Obermeyer, 26, janitor of the Grant Consolidated school, is scheduled for a hearing in the court of Justice C. H. Ostwinkle, Friday morning, April 27. Obermeyer denies the charge. The charges were filed by Lars Skaar and Myrl Johnson, who say the defendant struck their sons, Lonnie Skaar and James Johnson, last April 4, at the school. Kossuth Student Honors At I.S.C, Ames, Iowa — Students at Iowa State College who made outstanding scholarship records during the winter quarter were announced today with the publication of the Deans' List. Included on the list were Susan Kelley, daughter of Dr. and Mrs N. J. Kelley of Algona, and Marcia Stone of LuVerne, daughter of Raymond A. Stone. To be placed on the Deans' List a student must be an undergraduate who has attended Iowa State for three or more quarters, who carriep! a full academic loid for the winter quarter, and who maintained a 3.5 averaie for that quarter. Out of approximately 7,500 undergraduates In tbe College la^t quarter only 332 met these requirements — about one in 22.