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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, November 6, 1956
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State Historical society Iowa Qity; la. By Buss Waller * • * During a coffee break the other day, Ray Beamish was asked what he thought of the political campaign. He replied: "Reminds me of the story of the farmer who told his hired man to go out and plow a field. The hired man asked: Where do I plow? and the farmer replied: See that horse standing over there? Well, just plow over around him." The hired .man and plow took off in that direction, and of course the horse began to move around. Ray ended the story by saying: "You never saw such a crazy plowed up field in your life!" * * * John Beiser and Hugo Gade had a standing bet durjng the baseball season as to "whose team" would win the most games. John, as most everyone knows, had the Cardinals ... Hugo had the Braves. Then came the Smoke Shop fire and everything was lost, including the record the two were keeping, John, figuring to get the matter settled, suggested that Hugo write to someone to secure information on the missing standings. Hugo did — he wrote a letter to the MILWAUKEE BRAVES. » * • The office cynic says this is indeed a fast-moving world. He went to bed one night mad at Russia and with Great Britain and France as allies. He woke up the next morning to find he was on Russia's side, and Great Britain and France were potential enemies. * *, * POLITICAL POT POURRI: The reason that you note lines on political ads saying "political advertisement" or "prepared by", etc. is that there is some law somewhere that says that all political ads have to be so labeled. Here is the national presidential vote by percentages since the 1932 election: fear Rep. % Demo % 1932 40.9 59.1 1936 -. ___37.5 62.5 1940 45.0 55.0 1944 _. 46.2 53.8 1943 45.3* 49.9 1952 55.4 44.6 * Balance States Rights * « • Citizens in Ihe District of Columbia may NOT vote, nor Indians who live on reservations, or persons convicted of certain crimes, or those in feeble-minded ur insane institutions. Nd* registrations prior to election are required in the smaller towns and cities; in cities of 10,000 or over, jegistration is required. < » « A split ticket is a ballot where the voter votes for candidates from more than one party. The Corrupt Practices Act is a statute of the law which defines crimes against elections prohibiting the purchase of votes, bribery, the procurement of personation, betting or treating, excessive campaign contributions or expenditures. Parity means prices for farm products in relation to prices which existed at a former date, or in relation to the general cost of living. » » 9 To be a U.S. Senator, a candidate must be a citizen of the U. S. at least 9 years, at least 30 years old, a resident of the state sending him to office. A Representative in Congress must be at least 25 years old, a citizen of the state for at least 7 years, and a resident of the state in which he shall be chosen. Members of the Senate and House of Representatives receive a basic salary of $22,500 per year. Office expenses and other incidentals are extra allowances. * * * In the 1952 presidential election, 61,551,978 people voted. This represents about 54% of the people in the U.S.A. who had a right to vote. The Vice President succeeds to the Presidency upon the death of the President or his resignation removal, or inability to carry out his term of ofice. The Vice President gets a salary of $30,000 pei year plus a non-taxable $10,000 for expenses. If the Vice President who becomes President should die, succession is in. this order: The Speaker of the House, the President Pro Tern of the Senate, the Secretary of State, Secretary of Treasury, Secretary of Defense. Attorney General, Postmaster General.. .that's far enough! » » * Approximately 61% of our present total government budget goes for defense. The U.S. Treasury Dept. estimates that expenditures for the current fiscal year will reach 63.8 billion, and receints will be about 62.1 billion leaving a deficit of 1.7 billion. » * * Famous Last Line — But wait, there's a flag on the play! tSTABUSHED 1863 entered as second class matter at the postofflce at Altfona, Iowa. Nov. 1. 1632, under Act of Congress of March 3. 1879. ALOONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 1956 2 SECTIONS - 16 PAGES VOL 93 - NO. 45 Expect Vote Of 10,000 For County Milk Prices Increase Government agencies can claim the cost of living index is holding its own, but there are thousands of persons who may disagree following price increases on practically all dairy products in this area during the past week. Of course, government claims and actual figures have been in disagreement for quite a while, and the latest price raises which have dented practically all billfolds in the area aren't being received to6 well here. Butter went up Ic a pound early in the week. The hike in the cost of this all-important food item wasn't received too harshly bv customers at grocery stores, although oleomargarine manufacturers may benefit. The reaction following announcement of price increases on other dairy products Thursday, Nov. 1, was not one of appreciation from persons forced to use them. Increases varied, from a mere Ic a quart on milk to 5c a half- pint for whipping cream. In most stores, milk is now 21c and whipping cream 35c. Two-quart containers of milk went up 2c to 41c, 2-quart container* of Vita-Glow or Vita- Vim raised from 35 to 37q, choco- late drink and buttermilk in one- quart containers went up 2c each, and half-and-half raised from 28 to 30c a pint. ' Increased costs of milk processing were given as the reason for the price increases, which effect not only milk, but all other related milk products. Top grade butcher hogs, number one to number three, were bringing $13.75 to $14 at Iowa markets last weekend for 200230 pound animals. As has been the case for many months, the low market price failed to bring any real reduction in the prices asked for pork products on the retail level. Retailers said their prices from packers had not dropped. The usual weekend specials at local stores found the price of center-cut pork chops still bringing from 59c to 79c per pound from customers. It is assumed by some that the difference in the low price paid to the producer for hogs and the high price paid by the customer is an attempt to halt inflation, but with prices either remaining on a high leve-l or going higher, the average person finds it hard to believe. Halloween Prize Winners Announced Once again, on Halloween night Oct. 31, hundreds and hundreds of kids and the Algona Lions Club joined forces to stage a rousing and successful goblins and witchfes party. Following the long parade down State street, the kids crowded onto the Athletic ' field, where costume judging took place. Grand prize winners — one bov and one pirl — were Gwen Williams, daughter of Mr and Mrs George Larson, and John Clark, son of Mr and Mrs Homer Clark. Each received a crisp ten dollar bill. General prize winners were as follows: Under 7 Years Ghosts—Debbie Craft, Johnnie Skilling, Timmy Boekelman Cowbovs. Cowgirls — Joe Courtney, Debbie Loss, Neil Smith'. Vpncy Courtney, Donna Miller \Vitches — Patty Fraser, Julie Ann Chrischilles, Jane Erlander Hlowns — Rickie Klein, Ann Lighter. Jeffrey Miller. Hoboes — Keith Fncteres, Marilvn Roethler, Jeff Pickett. Miscellaneous —Elizabeth Chnoman, Patty Hopkins, Dorothy Frideres 7 Through 9 Years Witches — V. Kline, Jean Sigsbee. Leslie Marton. Clowns—Dick Balluff, Roinona Larson, Diane Strobbe, H. Fiester. Hoboes—Luana Leek, Douglas Craft, Hazel McEnroe, Bobby Smith, K. Kacherski. Miscellaneous— David Williamson, Gary Barr. 10, 11 and 12 Years Indians — Garv Kelley, Alvin Hagg, Judy Bickert. Clowns — Cheryl Cook, Vicky Marshall. Witches — Jane Faber, Judy Bartholomew, Ann Seger. Hoboes — Bill Specht, Larrv Reefer, Larry Helmers, Jerry Pilcher, Leonard Meissner. Ghosts—Dar'•el Bunkofske, Robert Leek, John Goecke. Miscellaneous — John Clark, John Schobv. Jerry Colwell, Betty Holt, Jan Vehiliger, Jnycfi Anderson, Gail Phillips, Phyllis Scholl. Over 12 Years Hoboes — Larry Bonnett, Ronald Rodger=. Gypsy — Patty Peterson. Ghost — Jackie Row- >ev. Clown — Gwen Williams. Miscellaneous — Linda Tague. Foot Scalded Bv Hot Water Whittemore—Henry Lauck suffered severe burns on his rieht foot last Tuesday evening while Mr and Mrs Lauck were pasteurizing milk. A nan of hot water accidentlv slinped from Mr« Laur-k's h^nd on Mr Hauck's foot, causing the painful burns He wa«; taken to Dr Divine who dressed the injured foot. Veterans Day Program, Nov. 12 Owing to the fact that November 11, the regular date of Veterans Day (Armistice Day), falls on next Sunday, the special ceremonial program honoring veterans of all wars will be held on Monday, Nov. 12, on the courthouse steps. The program will be under direction of the Algona posts of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars, and will begin on Monday at 10:45 a.m. Algona retail'stores and firms will be closed from 10:45 a.m. to 12 noon, during the period of the Veterans Day ceremonies. All citizens are urged to attend. Two OMVI Cases In Mayor Court In the court of Dr. C. C. Shierk, Algona mayor, two charges of operating motor vehicles while intoxicated have been heard in the past several days. Saturday morning, Viola A. Beck of Algona waived a preliminary hearing and was bound over to Kossuth district court. Bond was set at $300. She was arrested in Algona on highway 169 by State Patrolman Darrel Stinman, last night. November 1, Leroy Alva Graham faced the same charge, and also waived a preliminary hearing. He was also bound over. Patrolman Stinman also filed the charge in this case. Wesleyans At Oct. 28 Wedding Wesley — Sunday evening, October 28, at the Forest City Methodist church Myrna Hansen, daughter of Mr and Mrs Howard Hansen, was married to Lawrence Penneke of Clear Lake, A reception for relatives and friends was held in the church parlors after the ceremony. Wesleyans who attended were Mr and Mrs Lawrence Hansen, Mr and Mrs Ray Hansen, Theron and Teddy Hansen, Gordon and Merle Giddings, Mr and Mrs Elmer Glawe and Mr and Mrs Paul Engen. 8 Women Go To Texas Convention Titonka—Six ladies from the Imannuel Lutheran church, Mrs George Sonnenburg, Mrs Carrie Bruns, Mrs Katie Rode, Mrs Herman Limberg, Mrs Clarence Attig and Miss Freda Boyken and two ladies of the Good Hope Lqtheran church, Mrs Harry Bartelt and Mrs Elmer Nicholson, all of Titonka, left Sunday afternoon. Nov. 4, from the Rock Island Denot at Mason City, for San Antonio, Texas, where they will attend the National Women's Mis- sionarv Convention. They will be eone a week, returning to Mason City again Hftprnonn NTnv 10 Winner of 19 State & National Awards, 1950-1956 Including General Excellence. Iowa Press Ass'n, 195S. and Best Advertising Award for 1956 Last Minute Campaign At Slander Level A last minute smear campaign by use of unsigned mimeographed pamphlets reflecting on the integrity of a county candidate for office, added fuel to an already hot election fire in Kossuth county last week. Mimeographed sheets, without signatures, reflecting on the integrity of Herman Sluder, were being giren wide distribution last week. The mimeographed sheets implied that Studer had been negligent while in office as a county PMA and ASC official and by i4- ference that there were serious* deficiencies in government equipment and funds. Studer is the Democratic candidate for county auditor, opposing Marc Moore, Republican incumbent. Officials Deny Charges County ASC officials, the district ASC supervisor, and the head of the state ASC office all denied any connection with the mimeo sheet, and were considerably incensed at their distribution, which in the words of one, "not only tried to smear Studer but cast reflections on the operation of ASC at both a county and state level." The mimeo pamphlets charged that mileage payments of ASC sealers had not been supported by speedometer readings, that some ASC property could not be located, that some applications were improperly handled, that custody records were out of balance by "many thousands of dollars", and similar charges. R. I. Anderson of Swea City, county ASC chairman, who was also chairman while Studer was office manager said: "Everything was ' O. 1C.»-''. There were a few minor discrepancies in the audit that look place following Mr Studer's resignation, but they in no way reflected on Mr. Studer." ASC officials added that there would be a few discrepancies at any time, under any audit, as there are always agreements in the process of being completed or recorded, but they are always cleared up. Audit Only Routine C. R. Schoby, district ASC supervisor, said that no information substantiating anything in the mimeo sheet was released from the Kossuth office. He explained that audits are routine, that every office gets one, that they are going on all the time, and that there is always an audit after any change of managers of an ASC office takes place. County Chairman Anderson said that Studer, who had been a county committeeman for five years in PMA days, and office manager for 1^2 years under the revised ASC setup, told, the county committee early in April of 1955 that he wished to resign. The resignation became effective April 30, 1955. "About May 14, 1955" Anderson said, "an audit took place, which was requested in the normal procedure by the county committee." There were not, and never have been any shortages or unaccountability for government funds, the committee added. Following this audit, Anderson said, other than a few minor discrepancies, everything was found O.K. Anderson said that some allegations in the mimeo smear sheet were not even responsibilities of an office manager but of the county ASC committee. Studer himself told of results of an inventory which reported that one exhaust fan valued at $115 and three ear corn probes, valued at $16 each, turned up missing. "I paid for these missing items, myself," Studer said, "with my own check. Later one of the ear corn probes was found and I got a refund from the government." This is believed to be the basis for the mimeographed sheet's charge that government property was missing. State Chairman Comments Max Soeth, Des Moines state head of the ASC program, was contacted Saturday morning by Mr Studer and an attorney, and Soeth informed the Kossuth men that no such information as is contained in the mimeographed pamphlet ever came from a state office. "The state and county records are not public property," Soeth said, "and no one has ever looked at any state audit reports to my knowledge other than ASC officials and employees." He also told Studer that Over 750 Serve County On 35 Election Boards Kossuth county's board of supervisors appointed more than 150 persons who will serve on the election boards in 35 wards and townships during the general election Tuesday, Nov. 6. County persons selected as judges and clerks on the boards are: Algona, first ward — Judges, Hortense Ferguson, Amy Geering and Esther Sigsbee; clerks, Zada Naudain and Hazel Lusby. Algona, second ward — Judges, Lora Raney, Esther Wood and Elizabeth Granzow; clerks, Leota Election Extra! Subscribers and readers of The Algona Upper Des Moines will get a "bonus issue" this week. An ELECTION EXTRA, will be published early Wednesday morning, for general county distribution on Wednesday, with the latest returns on all political races insofar as Kossuth county is concerned, and also the latest summary of state and national election news. The paper will also be on sale at the usual local dealers. Station KLGA of Algona is cooperating with the Upper Des Moines in bringing the latest state and national returns. In the paper which readers will get Wednesday will be found some news matter that normally would be carried in the paper Tuesday, but is not in this issue, due to space limitations and an earlier press deadline. Here's How To Mark A Ballot In Tuesday Vote Election time brings with it inquiries by new voters and even by those who' have voted before on correct procedure for split- ticket voting, straight-ticket voting and proper voting mark. There are two ways a voter wishing to mark a mixed ticket may correctly carry out his desires. * * * (1) He may place a cross in the circle at the top of a party ticket and then, for those candidates on another ticket for whom he .wishes^ to- vote, he may place a cross in the square opposite their names. This in effect casts his ballot for all candidates on the ticket under the circle except those on another ticket for which he placed a cross in the square opposite their names. This is the simplest method. (2) He may place a cross in the square opposite the name of each candidate for whom he desires to vote without placing a cross in any circle. In voting a straight ticket an elector may place a cross in the circle at the too of the ticket and need not make a cross in any square opposite the candidates' Martin J. Young Dies Saturday Last rites for Martin J. Young, 94, who died shortly after midnight Saturday at St. Ann hospital, will be held tomorrow, Tuesday, Nov. 6 in McCullough's Funeral Chapel at 2 p.m. Rev. G. G. Hallauer, Congregational minister, will officiate, and burial will be at Riverview cemetery. Mr Young had been a patient at St. Ann for many months. His wife preceded him in death several years ago. Masonic services were held at McCullough's at 8 p.m. Monday. there was nothing anywhere to substantiate the charges in the campaign pamphlet, one of which Studer showed to Soeth. County and state ASC employees and county committeemen are not allowed under Federal law (the Hatch Act) to take part in any political activities. Last Minute Smear Studer first ran into one of the pamphlets in the course of his campaigning the first of last week. By the middle of the week they were getting wholesale distribution, including some, Studer said, that v/ere being handed out by his opponent for office. "I have never run for a county office before, "Studer said. "Nor in this campaign have I in any way done anything to reflect on my opponent for office. I have lived in Kossuth county all my life, served on many boards and in many offices of trust, and this is the first time that my owrr personal integrity has ever been attacked." Studer said he was endeavoring to find the original source of the pamphlet's production, and establish its authorship and where it was produced. In view of the statements from top ASC officials at the county, district and state levels, it would seem that Mr Studer is being smeared in the worst possible way by sub-rosa distribution of an unsigned, mimeographed sheet which either borders on or is slanderous and libelous. names. However, voters who mark the squares opposite each candidate's name of the same party also is casting a valid straight ticket vote as is the voter who places a cross in the circle at the top of the ballot and in some or all of the squares beneath. A voter who wishes to vote only part of a ticket and does not wish to vote in another ticket may do so by placing crosses in the squares opposite the names of 'candidates for whom he wishes to vote. To do so he must not put a cross in the party circle however. * * * The official election hand book says the "voting mark shall be a cross in the circle of the head of the tickets or in a square opposite the names of candidates." In every election there are some ballots marked with checks and other marks which are not correct voting marks and causes election officials concern on whether to count them as valid ballots. O D - 03 D SPLIT TICKET The "X" in the circle indicates the voter will vote for all candidates under the circle EXCEPT where he has placed an "X" in the square in another column as shown. Every candidate under the circle gets a vote EXCEPT where an "X" has been placed opposite a name in another column. Two Homemaker Meetings, Nov. 7 To help homemakers in Kossuth County use their freezers to the best advantage, an extension lesson on this subject has been included in the year's Extension program. Mary K. Staudt, Kossuth County home economist, will hold two lessons in the county. Both lessons will be held on November 7, Wednesday, the first of which will be held at the Algona High School Horr.emaking department This lesson is scheduled from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. The Swea City high school homemaking department will be the place of the second training school with that lesson beginning at 1:30 and extending to 3:30. Freezer management, as well ;is freezing procedures will be demonstrated and discussed. New Members Of LuVerne Board LuVerne — Dr. John M. Skogmo was named to serve on the school board of the LuVerne Community School at the meeting Thursday evening. He will fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Dr. Jack T. Harris until the regular election next March. Geigel and Twilla Bartholomew. Algona, third ward — Judges, Mary Streit, Ethel Colwell and Pearl Moore; clerks, Vivian Hovey and Ida Winkel. Algona, fourth ward — Judges, Irma Bunkofske, Viola Long and Elvene Streit; clerks, Harriet Rice and Clara Thiel. Buffalo twp. — Judges, Clarence Schutjer, Ted DeBoer, Jr. and L. G. Huber; clerks, E. P. Hansen and Mary Schroeder. Burl, Burt twp. — Judges, E. R. Woltz, Jean Lockwood and D. L. Godden; clerks, Geo. P. Haw- cotl and O. H. Graham. Cresco twp. — Judges, Harry Sabin, Anton Sorensen and A. L. Smith; clerks, John P. Simon and Clara Weydert. Eagle twp. — Judges, Lloyd W. Thorson, J. P. Peterson and Harold Carr; clerks, Harold O' Green and Elsie Ostergaard. East Lone Rock, Burt twp. — Judges, E. E. Hanna, Ralph Bierstedt and Ornie Behrends; clerks, Ralph Thompson and Eldin Marlow. Fenton, Fenton twp. — Judges G. B. Johnson, Edward B. Priebe and Otto J. Borchardt; clerks, E. C. Weisbrod and W. H. Jentz. Garfield twp. — Judges, Leo Hanselman, Melvin Ellingson and H. W. Harms; clerks, Clair L. Reding and Raphael Montag. German twp. — Judges, Jerry Boekelman, Harm H. Huisinga and Agnes Stecker; clerks, John R. Sleper and John M. Melhou- sen. Grant twp. — Judges, W. L. Reynolds, A. F. McFarland and Lars Skaar; clerks, A. M. Tokheim and R. I. Anderson. Greenwood twp. — Judges, Andrew J. Fangman^John Hellman and Darlene Menke; clerks, Albert C. Kollasch and Myrtle Berens. Harrison twp. — Judges, Willard Appelt, Selmer Uhr and Rena- Haglund; clerks, Martin Dahl and W. A. Boland. Hebron twp — Judges, Elmer Wilmert, Elmer Schaefer and Wm. Huglin; clehks, Ray Eichhorn and William Olberding. Irvington twp. — Judges, M. N. Bormann, John Weber and W. H. Raney; clerks, Bernard Capesius and Loren H. Larson. Lakota, Ledyard twp.—Judges, Olga Wartman, Orville C. Anderson and S. P. Powers; clerks, Jerry R. Heetland and Janette Mussman. Ledyard, Ledyard twp. — Judges, D. A. Carpenter, E. G. Looft and Frank Nitz; clerks, Mrs Ted Thilges and Harold Herzog. Lincoln twp. — Judges, Lewis Bosma, Alfred Melz and Orville Ruby; clerks, Mrs Gus Koppen and Stephen Tjaden. Lone Rock, Fenton twp. — Judges, W. G. Flaig, J. M. Blanchard and L. H. Seegebarth; clerks, Erich Seegebarth and A. D. Newbrough. Lotts Creek twp. — Judges, C. W. Elbert, Art Rusch and George J. Winkel; clerks, Nick Gengler and Lawrence Kirsch. LuVerne twp. — Judges, E. B. Thomas, Edward G. Hof and Earl R. Chambers; clerks, W. A. Marty and Faye Lichty. Plum Creek twp. — Judges, Glenn Gabrielson, Roscoe Mawdsley and Earl Zeigler; clerks, Clifton Benschoter and John Kain. Portland twp. — Judges, Glenn H. Larsen, F. E. Teeter and W. J. Stewart; clerks, Lloyd H. Bartlett and Donald Ringsdorf. Prairie twp. — Judges, Nick M. Arndorfer, Elmer Glawe and Albert Johnson; clerks, John N. Ludwig and Louis Lickteig. Ramsey twp. — Judges, Florian Hellman, Leo N. Goche and Frank Cogley; clerks, Ted Van Hove and Leander Vaske. Riverdale twp. — Judges, Peter Kayser, John Origer and Wayne Smith; clerks, Anton Becker and Clifford Riebhoff. Seneca twp. — Judges, Verl Smith, O. R. Patterson and Carl W. Nielson; clerks, Chris Dahl and Joe Crowley. Sherman twp. — Judges, L. W. Johnson, Edward Pergande and Alvin Weber; clerks, John Berte and Carl Swanson. Springfield twp. — Judges, Irene Brandt, Orville Brandt and Wm. Rotterman; clerks, Pearl Johnson and Carleton Lyons. Swea twp. — Judges, S. A. Butcher, R. H. Walker and Leo Engesser; clerks, DeWitt Grussing and Orville Thoreson. Union twp. — Judges, Floyd R. Gardner, Kenneth Strayer and Q. A. Bjustrom; clerks, Fred Plumb and Ray S. Schlimoeller. Wesley twp. — Judges, Ralph Tjaden, L. L. Lease and George Yanser; clerks, J. W. Goetz and Theron Hansen. Whittemore twp. — Judges, Wm. Meyer, Sr., Mike Me'rgen and Herman Voigt; clerks, Charles Bormann and Lillian Nichols. County Polls Open 8 a.m., Close 8 p.m. An estimated 10,000 votes wifi be cast in Kossuth county, Tues* day, Nov. 6, in the 1956 general election. This is a higher figure than in 1954 but does not reach the all-time high set in 1952. There were 12,090 votes cast in 1952, and about 9,000 votes in 1954. It is estimated that there are between 13,000 and 14,000 eligible voters in Kossuth county. Farm Work At Ebb Work on the farm is well out of the way, and so far as the rural votes are concerned, very little seems to stand in the way of a heavy rural voting turnout. Election polls will be open throughout the county at 8 a.m. and will close at 8 p.m. Residents of the county do not have to register to vote. They must be 21 years of age, have lived in Iowa for six months, in. the county for 60 days, and in the local town or precinct for 10- days. The election will bring to a close some of the most spirited campaigning in Kossuth county history. 1952-54 Comparisons In the 1952 election, Eisenhower polled 7,757 votes to Stevenson's 4,333 total. Despite Ike's big edge, former Governor Bearsdley was nosed out in county voting. Bearsdley, Republican, received 5,795 votes, and Herschel Loveless, Democrat, and again a candidate this year, received 5,872 votes. Congressman James I. Dolliver had a wide edge over Cutler, Democratic candidate, in 1952, but in 1954, running against Lumund F. Wilcox, the margin dropped to about 1,000. A dose race is predicted this year between Dolliver and Merwin Coad, Democrat from Boone, who has waged the hardest campaign for the 6th district Congressional seat in the history of the Democratic party. * * • Twps. Vote Special Issues There will be several special votes in connection with the general election Tuesday. First and foremost is the special ballot to decide whether or not the voters of Iowa favor payment of a bonus to the Korean veterans. In several townships there will also be special township votes. The townships concerned will vote on whether or not they authorize township trustees to raise taxes not to exceed 1% mills for the purpose of providing and maintaining fire protection. In several townships the adjacent townships plan to go together, if voters approve, to join in buying fire equipment or auxiliary fire fighting equipment for use in their areas. The main problem with farm fires is getting water. Present city trucks which go to fires have chemicals and equipment, but they are basically intended to be used in connection with city wa* ter systems. Most of the townships concerned have in mind to equip trucks with large water tanks which can carry 500 gallons or more of water. Employee Dinner, A Xmas Prelim Following the special gift« wrapping session, held at tha high school Annex Monday even-» ing, the second event in tha Chamber of Commerce "Opera* tion Jingle Bells", designed to acquaint Algona store employees with latest holiday store service methods, will be a dinner meeting to be held Monday, Nov. 12, at the Annex. The dinner meeting and session to follow, which will include a special movie made for Marshall Field & Co., Chicago, is under supervision of Clair Rowe, high school instructor. Tickets are $1.00 per plate, and serving will start at 6:30 p.m. All Chamber of Commerce members, and employees, are cordially invited to attend. Correction We have been informed that the fire reported on the siding of the home occupied by the H. A. Paton farm near Whittemore was caused by defective wiring and not at reported in our paper of Oct, 30.

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