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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, March 21, 1950
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By RUES Waller * * * <t,M p r at ""tonka, scouts tell us that friends of Howard French «um f m £ ' m P atie n«y for next summers fishing season to open since they have heard his ex- penence at deep-sea fishing. Howard is an ardent fisherman, and had plenty in Florida recently- He landed a 73-inch, 47 pound sailfish, gamest of all the deep I!? T?, rie ^'J" a 4 ? minute V^- tte. The fish is not good eating, but is good for mounting and the trophy of the chase will hang on the office wall at Titonka. * * • We hare a few other fishermen who have just concluded or are concluding some time in the Florida area, and we'll welcome stories either from them—or from scouts who might want to "inform.' The best stories usually come from the ringside, by the way, and not from the actual combatants. x * • * Be sure to read Gracn's column, section three of today's Upper Des Moines . . . this little woman, after the March IS ordeal was over, got tired of listening to hubby expound on economical home administration, and has a little something to say on the subject herself. * • • Maybe the Railway Express company knows best, but it seems to us they are pricing themselves out of the shipping market. * * * From Bohannon's Rotary Rag! Susie has a nice new shirt So neat, so bright, so choosey; It never shows a speck of dirt. But gosh how it shows Susie! * • • On St. Patrick's Day, this year, we think the loudest tie we saw was worn by Cleve Barton. We spotted him a block away, which is a fair distance for the event . . . Chris Reese appeared with both a green tie and a big, handmade shamrock . . . asked how the Danes got in on this Irish ceremony, he explained that after all it was a Dane who'first swam to Ireland started the whole thinf. * * • Story O* The Week: A local doctor with a three year old. was shaving, while the youngster was sitting in the bathroom . . . during the course of events, with the little fellow sputtering along on various topics, as often happens on occasions like this, Doc reached over and patted the youngster on the head . . . whereupon the three year-old fell completely through, into the water . . . Doc says he fished him out and went on shaving. * • • GUESS WHO: From two weeks ago (last week we missed, due to the Lone Rock Story in this column), Mrs. Paul Dremmel won the award, spotting Al Missal correctly. There were other guesses for Ed Taylor, John McEnroe, D. D. Monlux, Charlie Clement. Bill Vigars, Charlie Patterson, Bert Baldwin and Doc Eason. Last week's Guess Who was won by Wally Hill, who correctly chose Lyle Black. But other guesses were made for John Kain, Roy Hutzell, Ray Cunningham, John Briggs. Now just to add a little zest to the situation, we reprint herewith our own Guess Who. To the first person correctly naming this charcter, we will buy (pay for, that is, but not purchase and deliver), one pound of limburger cheese. Who is he? Upper X Dept. of History and Archives Des Moines 19, Iowa ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered as second clam matter at the potrtoffice at Algona, Iowa, Nov. 1. 1932. under Act of Congress of March 3, 1879. ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 1950 4 SECTIONS-22 PAGES PIUS 16 PAGES TABLOID VOL 85-NO. 11 Social Medicine Not Imminent, Says Dolliver New Secretary Explains Bureau Plan Of Operation Speaking before a large group of Algona Chamber of Commerce members, their wives and employees, who attended the 17th annual Chamber banquet given at the high school last Thursday evening, Congressman J. I. Doliver gave it as his opinion that legislation towards the introduction of socialized medicine in this country is not imminent." Mr.-Dolliver was a member of a 13 man congressional committee which visited Great Britain and other European countries recently to observe the workings or socialized medicine in those countries, and its results. They nterviewed Mr. Bevan, English offi- health minister, and other cials in charge of the plan. Mr. Dolliver, in his talk on the subject, stated that the majority of the committee came to the decision that "socialized medicine' had no place in the life of his country, and that its faults argely offset any benefits wrought by the program in Eng- and. He reviewed the forms of socialized medicine being used in several European nations at present. Directors Introduced Prior to Mr. Dolliver's address, i dinner was served to the group. Retiring Chamber of Commerce president, Wm. H. Sharp, presided. and introduced new Cham- »er officers and directors, as well as those retiring. Those who have filled a three-year term as directors are Clayton Percival, R. J. Waller, Ralph Dieckmann. and Wm. H. Sharp. Hold-over directors are Ralph Miller, Milton Noron. Bob Williams, H. F. Frl- tedt. Pat Cullen, and Wayne Alen. New directors, introduced at he dinner, are Eugene Murtagh. ^ Maybe there's more io these United Nations fellows than meets the eye. We've been following ».heir speeches, off and on, but after this one we'll pay more attention. The Chinese delegate says that "forced labor or slave labor are terms too mild to describe the curious marital customs of the U. S. It is just plain old-fashioned slavery or bondage here." We suggest that the Chinese delegate head for the storm cellar. Moulton. Bill Finn, and ack Chrischilles. Bob McCullough is the new Chamber president, and he gave a short talk at the dinner, introducing Bill Steele, new Chamber secretary. Mr. Steele briefly outlined the new "Bureau plan" being adopted by the Algona Cham- of Commerce. This plan has been in use at Spencer and Fairmont, Minn., for a number of years, and was observed by members of the local chamber before being adopted here. The "Bureau Plan" Under this program, all busi nesses, industries and professional men are grouped together with others of common interests into what are called Bureaus. These bureaus have their own meetings and their own officers. The chairman of each Bureau is a member of the Chamber Board of Directors, and each Bureau may have its own projects that become a part of the general program of Chamber activities. Each Bureau is a membership committee for its own group, and the dues are worked out within the separate bureaus. For Algona, 12 groups, or Bureaus, have been set up as follows: Auto Dealers and Garages; Hard lines, Appliances, Plumbing and Electrical; Hatcheries, Implement, Feed, Seed, and Elevators; Grocers and Bakeries; Drugs, Clothing, Dept. Stores, Shoes and Jewelry; Specialized Services such as Laundries and Dry Cleaners; Hotels, Motels, Cafes, etc.; Banks, Real Estate, Insurance, Loan firms, etc.; Petroleum, Filling Stations and Bulk Outfits; Lumber, Contractors, Road Builders, etc.; Profes- sipnal Men; Industry, Manufacturers, Wholesales and Distributors. 140 Students Appearing In Vocal Concert, 28th A newly formed girls vocal quartet pictured above, will be one 1 unit in a group of 140 students participating in the spring vocal concert to be held March 28 at 8 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Left to right are Beverly Caughey, Marion Ziegler, Jackie Miller,' and Jane Hicks. They specilize in modern music. Twelve groups, under the direction of Harold H. Weber, will appear. New groups besides the girls quartet will be the Jubilee Singers, a group of 10 boys specializing in negro spirituals; Madrigal Singers, consisting of 16 mixed voices; L'Allegro club; and a group of selected junior high girls. Other groups are the 130 voice A Capella choir, boys chorus, girls chorus, girls sextet ,and boys quartet. Betty Ann Parkins, soprano, and Ronald Peterson, baritone, will be featured soloists. Tickets will be available March 27 and 28 at the high school ticket office. See announcement elsewhere in this issue. Services For Infant Graveside services will be held Wednesday for Dale Carlson, stillborn son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond A. Carlson, Burt. The services and burial will be in the Evergreen cemetery, Wesley. Time Magazine tell* ih»» of a sign hanging in a closed cleaning and pressing shop in the Bronx: "No water. "TOO "near the H-bomb's bull's CYC "Let the Indians have it. "Forwarding address, George T. Bromau, Greenwood, Arkansas." SPRING Farm taut torn* rpto Mction — 16 pages of pictures and feature stories oiu « . . BROODING CHICKS . . . USING FERTILIZERS j,.. RURAL AMERICA 9 , . WOMAN'S WORLD fashions cooking new kitch*n* With this week's Algona Upper De* Maine* Kossulh County's Favorite Newspaper County's Best Spellers Meet Here Saturday Kossuth county's annual grade school spelling contest will be held Saturday morning in the court room of the county court house. Spelling champions from each township and town in the county will meet to decide who will represent Kossuth at the state spelling match. Supt. Sankey from Ottosen will be the pronouncer, a position he has held for a number of years. One pupil who will be fighting for another crack at the state contest is Roger Jensen, Lone Rock, last year's county champion. He took fifth place In "the state finals last year when he was a seventh grader. This year he is in the eighth grade, and it will be his last chance in the contest. Students from fifth through eighth grade can compete, but [here is only one representative from each town or township. Both written and oral rounds will be held to decide the winner. Red Cross Drive 55% Of Quota The 1950 Red Cross drive has reached 55 per cent of the quota in ' Kossuth, and indications are .that the county will again exceed its quota, states William Zimmerman, drive chairman. The county quota is $8,841. Six towns and ten townships have completed the drive in their localities. Whittemore completed the canvass first, with the towns of Lakota, Wesley, Burt, Fenton, and LuVerne following close behind. Townships that have finished the drive are German, Union, Fenton, Burt, Whittemore, Garfield, Portland, Cresco, Wesley, and Buffalo. Bad weather the first few days of the drive caused a slow start. Drive chairmen expect 'to complete the county campaign by the end of March. Census School To Open March 27 Selection of census enumerators for Kossuth county will be made and announced within the next week, according to Wm. A. Barry Sr. and John Kohlhaas, crew leaders for the county. Thirty-two enumerators will take the county census. A school for these enumerators is being planned for March 27, 28 and 29. Rural enumerators will attend school all three days, and urban census takers will attend the last two days. The crew leaders are now making a geographic check of their districts, preparing to instructing the enumerators, and to enable them to assist and check the progress of the enumerators. The crew leaders have just completed schooling at the district office in Fort Dodge. Lone Rock Boy Back From Navy Lone Rock — Delbert E. Blanchard. son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Blanchard of Lone Rock, received his discharge from the Navy, March 14, at Treasure Island, San Francisco. He enlisted a year ago in Mason City, served in the hospital at San Diego, and made one trip to Guam and two to Hawaii on the USS Yancey. 3 Kossuth Grads At Iowa State There were three Kossuth graduates among the 447 who received diplomas last Friday from Iowa State college. Kossuth graduates were Fred McCotter of Algona, geology; Richard D. Godfredsen, Algona, industrial economics; and Arden E. Anderson, Ledyard, forestry. 19 Directors Of New Concert Ass'n Selected A board of directors of 19 local people was selected last week for the. newly organized Kossi/th County Mutual Concert Association. At an organization meeting, held last Wednesday, Dr. C. C. Shierk was named president, and vice presidents selected were Mrs. Eugene Murtagh, Mrs. Wade Sullivan and Al Buchanan. Barbara Haggard was named as secretary. Members of the board of directors are; Mrs. Wes Bartlett, Mrs. M. G. Bourne, Perry Collins, Mrs. Joe Bradley, Martin Huber, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Fristedt, Russell Guster, O. B. Laihg. Robert McCul- loufih, Mrs. E. C. McMahon, Dr. R. C. Dewel, Mrs. Vernon Jensen, Mel B. Griffin, Mrs. C. B. Morck Jr., Mrs. Rose Scanlan, Mrs. C. C. Shierk, Wm. Steele, Mrs. G. W. Sefrit and Harold Weber. More directors may be added later. The general purpose of the organization is to sponsor a concert series in Algona starting next fall. Memberships will be offered and a pre-arranged series of ar- ;ists and entertainers will appear here. There will be at least three concerts offered and perhaps more. Arrangements for the bookings are being made with Clifford VIenz of Mutual Concerts, Council Bluffs. Season tickets for adults will be $4.80 and for students, $2.40. Algona, with the inauguration of this concert program, becomes one of about 30 places in Iowa where similar concert series are Deing arranged. A membership drive will takn place the third week in May. More details will be forthcoming soon. To Talk Sewage Problem Tonight Algona's city council will meeV this evening, Tuesday, with Paul J. Houser of the state department of public health, to discuss matters pertaining to the present sewage system of the city, and the question of a sewage disposal plant here. Mayor B. P. Richardson lias stated that citizens interested are welcome to attend the meeting. It is estimated that a disposal plant, if constructed at this time, would cost somewhere between $300,000 and $400,000. New Managers, Country Club Mr. and Mrs. Frank Melegari, new managers of the Algona Country Club, are now located at the club and serving of meals began last Saturday. The new managers came here from Estherville where they operated the Estherville club for the past three years. Mrs. Melegari will have charge of the kitchen and dining room, and Mr. Melegari will run the lounge and be the golf professional. $146,640 P.M.A. Checks Being Processed Here Corn Allotment For 1950 Down 54,745 Acres Checks totaling $146,640 are in the process of being sent to the farmers of Kossuth county in payment for conservation practices in 1949, Erwin Siems, chairman of the county PMA committee, states. The applications have been sent out for individual signatures, and some checks are coming in already. Approximately 97 per cent of the farmers in Kossuth cooperated \yith the Agricultural Conservation Program in 1949. About 50 per cent have filed intention sheets so far to join the program in 1950, and it is hoped that 100 per cent will file before the deadline April 1. The 1950 Program One of the most vitally im- uses of the Agricultural Conservation Program in 1950 will be the assistance it provides farmers in handling the land taken out of allotment crops, says Siems. The 1950 allotment for corn is 194,606 acres in this county. This is 54,745 acres less than was seeded for harvest for 1949, a cut of 22.8 per cent. Farmers of Kossuth realize that with supplies of corn piling up, it is a waste of priceless soil resources to use up in production that will only add to the nation's surplus problems. They realize, too, that farm commodity prices are coming down and with farm expenses remaining high, farmers are confronted with a real problem in what to do with the land taken out of allotment crops. Siems points out that it isn't going to help to shift production to other crops which already are near surplus proportions and neither can this land remain idle. Need Grass, Legumes The only answer, says the chairman, is to seed a good share of this land down to grass and legumes. This will not only help balance production for the present, but it will build up soil re- servei for the future. With,, the ^opuHUon of the United States increasing at the rate of about 2 million a year, it will be only a matter of time before these reserves will be needed. "To waste our soil resources in unnecded surpluses can only result in trouble for future generations. It is far better to balance production now and build reserves in our soil. Most surely they will be needed in the years to come." Farm production in 1949 was about 35% above the 1935-39 average. Practices Well Adapted The chairman points out that farmers of the county will find the conservation practices offered in 1950 well adapted to the problem of diverted acres, with special emphasis on v the seeding of grasses and legumes. The conservation practices fo»" 1950 are contouring, tiling, establishing sod waterways, liming, plowing under green manure Car Theft Charged; Two County Crashes Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst's office was on the ump,'Saturday and Sunday, with one accident in South Kossuth county which brought injuries to hree people, and a second accident Sunday in Vorth Kossuth which resulted in the arrest of one man on a charge of larceny of a motor vehicle. Saturday's accident happened on highway 109, one mile from the Ernst Store. B. D. "Albright, of Sioux Falls, his wife and six year-old son were injured in this mishap. Ran Inio A Bridge Albright's car ran into the end of a bridge over the Des Moines river east fork. The Sioux City man thinks he dozed off for a moment just before the crash, Saturday night. His wife received a broken leg, and his son received a broken leg and a broken nose. Albright was injured less seriously. The injured were taken to St. Ann Hospital. The car was badly wrecked. Sheriff Lindhorst, and State Patrolmen Allen and Meehan investigated the mishap. New Car Wrecked Sunday night, about 2>/ 2 miles south of Elmore on highway 169. a new Plymouth "Suburban" belonging to the Interline Garage of Blue Earth, and a new Studebaker owned by Carl W. Bruno, of Cloquet, Minn., were involved in a bad collision. Elwood Alfson, Blue Earth, was driving the Plymouth. He was arrested in Elmore shortly after the accident, and charged with larceny of a motor vehicle. The car was brand new, and was considered a complete wreck. Neither driver was injured in the crash, however. Lindhorst, Allen and Meehan also investigated this accident, which happened in Kossuth county. However Alfson's arrest was made by Minnesota authorities, and he was returned to Blue Earth by them. Kossuth Towns To Pick Officers, 27th Swea City Will World's Largest Kite To Appear At Lions Contest As an added feature of its annual Kite-Flying Contest, to be held this year on Sunday, April 16, at the K. C. ball park, members of the local Lions Club are building and claim they will fly the "world's largest kite." Five members of the club are now building models from which the large kite will be constructed, and the shape of this monster kite is to tie like a "flying saucer." It is not known how the club will get the kite into the air, but plans at this time include the use of trucks, winches, etc. John Burton is chairman of the kite contest, assisted by James Matthews. All children are urged to start construction of their kites, and to plan on entering the contest. Entry blanks will shortly be available. As another feature of the contest, a special prise will be given this year in a "Fathers Group", especially for Dads who like to fly B kite. crops, constructing ditches, and using fertilizer. open farm commercial Farmers Banquet Slated Monday With 123 farmers slated to receive diplomas, and with an outstanding speaker lined up, final touches were being put on plans for the annual Farmers Night School banquet, to be held next Monday evening, March 27. Serving will begin at 7 p. in. in the high school gymnasium, and the program will get 'underway at 8 p. m. The general public is invited to attend the program. Farmer members will bring local business men as (heir banquet guests. Tickets may still be procured from George Sefrit at his home (recuperating from an operation), or from any member of the advisory committee. Schoby, Black Add To Herds Howard Schoby, Jr. and W. A. Black, both farming near Algona, are new owners of registered Holstein-Friesian cattle. Schoby recently acquired a cow from the herd of Percy A. Peterson of Callender, and Black purchased a bull from the herd of Ronald Chapman of Rutland. Church Service For Holy Week Is Scheduled A schedule for Holy Week services has been prepared and announced by the Protestant churches of Altfona. The services will begin April 2, and all services with the exception of Good Friday will be held at 7:30 p. m. The schedule follows: April 2, Palm Sunday—Methodist church, Rev. O. W. Brand presiding. A cantata will be presented, with Harold Weber directing. April 3, Monday, Na/areno church. Rev. Paige will conduct the worship service, Rev. G. J. Kuyper the prayer, and Rev. Emil Benzon will preach the sermon. April 4, Tuesday, First Presbyterian church. Rev. G. J. Kuyper will conduct the worship service. Rev. O. W. Brand the prayer, and Rev. Paige the sermon. April 5, Wednesday, First Lutheran church. Rev. Emil Ben- Zon will conduct the worship service, Rev. Van Duyn the prayer, and Rev. G. Hallauer will preach the sermon. April 6, Thursday, Communion services at each church. April 7, Good Friday, at the Congregational church, 1:15 p. m. to 2:45 p. in., Rev. Hallauer presiding. Rev. Frank of the Good Hope church. Rev. Van Duyn and Rev. O. W. Brand will present meditations. March Welfare Payment $16,737 Social welfare payments totaled $16,737.10 for Kossuth county during the month of March. This is about $100 more than was paid out for social welfare during February. Old age assistance payments took $13,780.10 for 290 cases, or an average of $47.52 per case. Aid to dependent children was $2,841.50 fur 90 children in 35 families. This is an average of $28.70 per child. Aid to three needy blind cases was $115.50, or $38.50 per case. PHONE 1100-YOUR NEWSPAPER Air Men Will Meet Thursday The next meeting of Algona's intelligence squadron, local unit of the Organized Air Reserve, will be held Thursday at 7:30 p. m. in the Legion clubrooms. All veterans interested in join- itf this squadron are urged to attend the meeting. Mrs. Siems, 81, Of Whittemore, Rites March 22 Funeral services for Mrs. Em- lifi Siems, 81, will be held at rVhittemore tomorrow (Wednes- ay). The services will be con- ucted by Rev. P. G. Weinhold, t 1:30 at the house, and 2 p. m. n the Lutheran church. Burial vill be in St. Paul's Lutheran emetery. Hamilton Funeral lome is in charge of arrange- lents. Mrs. Siems died Sunday evening at her farm home east of Algona. after an illness of two days. She had been a Kossuth resident for 71 years. Born in Germany, Emilie Ostwald came to Wisconsin in 1875, and to Whittemore in 1879. She was married to Chris Siems in November, 1888, in the same farm home where she died. Living children are George Siems, Fenton; Mrs. Dora Hoch, Decide $89,1 Bond Issue Fenton; Creek; Ida Kuecker, L. Wickendorf, Lotts West Bund; Tillie Reisner, Algona; Erwin Siems, Whittemore; and Werner Siems, Evansville, Ind. Also surviving are three sisters. Mrs. Otto Booth, North wood; Mrs. P. Gade, Whittemore; and Mrs. Fred Wahlres, Minnesota, us well as 21 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Voters in Kossuth towns, outside Algona, will go to the polls next Monday, March 27, to select their town administrations for the next two years. Algona does not have an election this year for local offices. There will be contests in some of the elections, and at Swea City there will be vote on a bond issue for $88,000. Swea Ciiy roiets will dead* whether or not they de; ;lr» to «n«ic« th» vW nst»uc. ; tion oi a building for YOCB? tional training shops and to house the school buses. This election will take place at the directors' room in the school. In the regular Swea City town election, to be held at the city hall, a ticket composed of Myron Johnson, candidate for mayor, and A. G. Eggers, A. J. Bilsborough, A. B. Tweeten, E. L. Hansen and Carl Applequist, as candidates for the council, is in the ield. There were no other candidates formally announced, unless some were filed just before the deadline last Friday. CONTEST ON IN THE LEDYARD ELECTION Ledyard — There will be a contest in the town election here, March 27. There are two candidates for mayor and six candidates for the five seats on the council. Candidates for mayor are Fred Munyer and Glenn Yahnke. Seeking posts on the council are Bill Wienier, D. A. Carpenter, Paul Nitz, Ben Mayer, Aubrey Waterhouse and Jack Lynch. Waterhouse is the present mayor and Munyer is on the council. with the first four named above, at present. ONE TICKET UP FOR TITONKA VOTERS Titonka — The town election here will have one formal slate on the ballot. Frank Clark is a candidate for mayor, and J. R. Schutjer, J. L. Intermill, W. H. Ricklefs and Lester Callies are candidates for the council. Mrs. Camilla Cooper is a candidate for treasurer. Frank Fisher, present member of the council, withdrew his name from the nominees after it was filed. Frank Speicher Services Monday Funeral services for Frank Speicher. 80, wore held Monday at the Hamilton Funeral Home, with Rev. Gilbert Kuyper officiating. Mr. Speicher died March 18 at the Merritt Rest Home. Interment was in Riverview cemetery. Mr. Speicher '.vas born in Waukon, June 15, iat>9, unfl has lived the past 34 years in Algona. Surviving relatives are two children, Mrs. Helen Rivers, Mason City; and Max Speicher, KnoxxJlle, Iowa, a nephew, Wayne Godden, Alguna. a sister, Hattie Kinkley, Fredricksburg, grandchildren grandchildren. Iowa, and 11 INCUMBENTS ONLY NOMINEES AT BURT Burt — Town election here March 27 appears to be a quiet affair. Candidates filed, all for reelection, are Oliver Graham, mayor, G. J. F. Vogel, treasurer, and Cliff Sehrader, Bob Nealy, Donald Patterson, J. L. Miller and George Manus, for the council. 3 NEW CANDIDATES FILE AT BANCROFT Bancroft — A full ticket is in the field at Bancroft, for the city election. G. D. Hart is a candidate for mayor to succeed A. A. Droessler, who has been in a local office for 24 years, and has asked not to be a candidate again. Candidates for the council are P. J. Schiltz, Lawrence Menke, D. W. Murray, A. C. Welp and A. H. Deitering. John Saunders is a candidate for town treasurer and H. V. Clark for the park commission. Menke, Deiter- and 10 great- ] ing and Saunders are new candidates for office.

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