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State Historical Sooltty Iowa City; la. Hooray! Santa Claus Is Coming To Town! WITH FREE CANDY AND FREE MOVIES FOR All GOOD BOYS AND GIRIS ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23rd By Russ Waller While a fair number of hunters from this area have gone deer hunting, one of the most interesting trips was that made by Ray McWhorler, and his brother Louis. They flew to Loveland, Colorado in Ray's plane, and Ray got i four point buck. Louis lives at Loveland. Mrs Robert Collett and son. of Colorado, (Ray's daughter) returned- with them to spend Thanksgiving. * • * Delmar Insko, who is 25 years old but looks younger, became something of a hero during the Suburban Downs harness races at Maywood Park in Chicago, last fall. Seems the St. Joe driver, who is following in the footsteps of his father, Mark Insko, shooed in four longshots within two \weeks at the Chicago track. He won Sepl. 25 with Lomita Sully and a $2 wager worth $26.20; on Oct. 2, driving Mary O'Henry, he crossed the wire first and paid the same amount; Oct. 6, Lornita Sully went for first and paid $66.80 for $2; and on Oct. 9, Mary O'Henry paid $35.40 for her first place linish with Del at the reins. The St. Joe driver has established himself as one of the top harness drivers in the country . » * • Vice President Nixon is learning fast. We note he is on a vacation in Florida, resting and golfing. * * * Congratulations to Sheriff .Ralph Lindhorst of Kossuth county. He was honored with election us second vice president of the Iowa State Sheriff's Ass'n in convention last week. * » * Bob Schoby returned recently from a trip west during a leave of absence from his duties at Ihe Pioneer Seed plant here. He visited Ocean Park, Santa Monica, and renewed acquaintances with Dick Dale, Algona, who is a member of the Lawrence Welk orchestra playing there. Dick told Bob about the telegram mix- up in connection with Dick Dale day here a while back. Seems the first half of Ihe telegram wenl to California, while the band was headed east. The second half *'ent to New York, but was a mystery there because nobody seemed to know where it was supposed to go. However, after ithe band got back to the west coast, the second half of the telegram caught up with the first half. Bob was gone 18 days, and came home through Arizona. He said he waited all afternoon in Jim Murtagh's office to see him in Tucson, but Jim was out on a hot real estate deal. He saw Doc Fox, at Tucson, and George Stewart, formerly of Algona, at Phoenix. * * * Fred Hall, father of Mrs Ken Strahorn of Algona, is the newly elected state representative from Humboldt county. Years back, Humboldt and Kossuth were one; after they separated, only one other Democrat ever got elected to the state house of representatives, in 1881, from Humboldt county. * * * You'll find no "Ravings by Reese" in the Upper Des Moines this issue. It's the first miss in a long time for Chris Reese, who' either today or tomorrow is slated to undergo some corrective surgery in Des Moines, at the Methodist Hospital. We'll bet that Chris will have a whole set of new facts for "Ravings" when he is again able to writt . » * * Well, our friend Jim Wychor had a pretty good Saturday guessing outcomes on his KLGA program, but despite 36 right and only seven wrong and an .806 average for Nov. 17, his total season's average is .783 and we prophecy that good old Jim is going to lose that little wager to us— he bet he could hit .850 average for the season. * * * Announcement by the State Highway Commission of its plans for a 1957 road improvement program is most welcome in Kossuth county. We've been favored with a wide, new intersection at 169-18—but widening of 18 and 169 in the area, and widening of bridges as well, has been long overdue. * * * Famous Last Line—What'* the best way to get io Pasadena? ®taper Jlome* ESTABLISHED 1161 Entered M second class nutter at the postoff/ce at Algona, Iowa, Nov. 1. 1938. under Act of Congress of March 3. 1870. AtOONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1956 3 SECTIONS - 20 PAGES VOL. 93 - NO. 47 Highway 18 & 169 Widening in '57 11th Farm Evening School Plans Announced Here Plans for the eleventh annual Farmer's Evening Schoql were announced Monday by instructor G. W. Sefrit and the advisory council. Tlie opening date is Monday, Dec. 3, at 8 p.m. in the high school Annex. The first meeting should' be of interest to all farmers. It is entitled "The Farm Outlook For 1957" and Carl Malone, Exten-, sion Economist from Iowa State College will be the guest speaker. The remainder of the schedule for the ten meetings is: Dec. 10 — Swine management Dec. 17 — Beef cattle feeding and management utilizing cheap roughages Jan. 14 — Silages — their storage and handling Jan, 21 and 28 — How can we make our grasses and legumes more productive? Feb. 11 and 18 —Crop and soil management under dry soil conditions. Feb. 25 — Controlling crop insects Mar. 4 — Tractor plow adjustments. The annual Farmer's Evening School banquet will follow the ten class meetings either Mar. 11 or Mar. 18. Algona's school has always been one of the largest in the state. Last year 145 farmers from all over this area were enrolled, with an average of 131 in attendance for each of the ten meetings. It is part of the vocational education program of the Algona Community Schools and is conducted by G. W. Sefrit, vocational instructor, and a 12- man advisory council, which includes the following men: Hugh Black, Floyd Bode, Charles Dearohs, Lloyd Gerber, Steve Loss, Bob Loss and Louis Reilly, all of Algona; Glen Gabrielson, Sexton; Albert Johnson, Corwith; Torsten Lagerstrom, Burt; Joe Skow, Weslev and Fred Plumb, secretary-*treasurer, Lone Rock. Enrollment fee for the school is the same as in past years, $1.50. which includes all ten meetings, and anyone wishing information on the set-up may contact any of the advisory council members Supt. O. B. Laing or G. W. Se- frit at the high school. 12 Trial Cases Listed As District Court term Opens 4 Algona Folks Injured; Two Other Crashes Four Algonans, including and Mrs Roy Bjustrom and J With Judge G. W. Stillman presiding, the November term of Kossuth district court got underway Monday. Assignment of cases for the court term was one of the first orders of business. The petit jury for trial cases is to report next Tuesday, Nov. 27. Six cases are on the criminal docket, as follows: State vs. Carolyn Steussy, charged with selling beer without a permit. State vs. George Jurgens charged with false drawing and uttering of a bank check. State vs. Albert Peters, charged with selling beer to a minor. State vs. Anthony Erdman, charged with OMVI. State vs. Raymond Goehring, charged with OMVI. David Jack Ryg of Ottosen entered a plea of guilty to an OMVI charge Monday and was fined $300 and costs. A county attorney's information was filed by L. W. Nitchals against Joyce Durant on a charge of forgery. There will be no grand jury at this session of court. Six Civil Actions Six cases are also listed on the civil docket for jury trial. They are Hargreaves vs. City of Algona, Gillingham vs. Carman, et al, Klocke vs. Eischeid, Name Winners Of County Corn Yield Contest Winners of the 1956 corn yield contest for Kossuth county, sponsored bv the three Algona service clubs, were announced Monday evening at the annual Farmers Banquet, sponsored by the three clubs, at the High School Annex. The placings were as follows: 1 — Arthur R. Peterson, Titonka, 120.049 bushels. 2 — Harvey Larsen, Armstrong, 115.196 bushels. 3 — Gerald Frankl, Irvington, 99.1 bushels. 4 — Charles and Henry Eggerth, Swea City, 90.08 bushels 5 — Ralph Reding, Ottosen, 81.39 bushels. 6 — Ollie Foertsch, Wesley 80.623 bushels. The awards were announced by Willard Steffan, assistant manager of the Pioneer Seed Plant here. Each service club member from the Rotarians, Lions and Kiwanis brought a farmer guest for the banquet and program. Schrader vs. Bahnson, Gallon vs; Tindall and Farm & Town Lumber vs. Mechler. Three divorce actions have also been filed in district court during the past week. Lulu Marie Adams is asking a divorce from Herbert A. Adams. The couple married in 1927. Shirley J. EUer asks a divorce from Dennis Eugene Eller. They were married in 1953. Beverly M. King seeks a divorce from Willis V. King. They married in 1948. Petit Jury List Petit jurors drawn for the present term of court, who report next Tuesday, are as follows* Elmore — Mrs Adella Anderson, Albert Ogren. Algona — Theresa Arndorfer, Henrietle Boekelman, Calvin Bode, Joan Diamond, Malilda Hood, Sadie Hopkins, Wm. Lane. Evelyn McEnroe, Albert Olson J. N. Seiler. Lakota — Nick Behrend, Elsie Kienitz, Albert Rippentrop. Swea City — Ann Berg, Leander Menke, Max O'Keefe, Charles Schemmel, Gifford Smith, Walter R. Smith, Elmer Swanson, Charles Thoen. Whittemore — Dorothy Brotherton, Peter Kollasch, Edmund O'Brien, George Streil. Corwith — Belty Daley, Leonard Mullin. Burt — Wilbur Doege, Pearl Hammond, Marie Parsons, Charles Scott. Wesley — Ben Eden, Eugene Schuller. Ledyard — Mrs C. L. Egesdal, John Mousel, Fred Munyer. Lone hock — Ernest Fischer Grace Fischer. Fenton — Arnold Hansen. Bancroft — J. H. Kemna, Arthur Mulligan, Art Welp, Eugene Wolf. LuVerne — Emma Krause, Kenneth Marty. Bode — Vivian Schoby, Mar- gai-et Weydert. Titonka — Henry Sonken. Elmer Chipman Services, Burt Funeral rites for Elmer Chipman, 81, of Burt, were held in the Methodist church there at 2 p.m. Saturday. Rev. Fred Samek officiated and burial was in the Burt township cemetery. The Garry Funeral Home of Bancroft was in charge of arrangements. Mr Chipman, for more than 50 vears an insurance salesman at Burt, died about noon Nov. 13 in St. Ann hospital at Algona. Survivors include a daughter, Vera (Mrs Glen Graham), Algona: three sons, Marion, Burt; Owen. Milwaukee, Wis.; and Howard of Nureinburg, Germany; a brother, C. B. Chipman, Burt. and a sister, Mrs Myra Brown of Garner. and Mrs Leslie Walker, 1 received only minor injurii a head-on two-car crash on higf way 75 between Alton and Orange City Thursday at;U a.rii Mrs Bjustrom received a -ctit under one eye, Mrs Walker an injured ankle and the two mer were shaken up when the Bjustrom auto, driven by Mr Bjustrom, was almost demolished when it collided with a vehicle from Sioux City. f The four were returning! from the funeral of Mrs Nora} Huntingion, an aunt, al Nor-} folk, Nebraska, at the time of • the mishap. Following necessary hospitalizalion, they were returned to Algona during the weekend. Two auto accidents in the county were investigated by the sheriff's office during the weekend. No injuries were reported in either crash. The first occurred Saturday at 1:30 pjn. IVfe miles north and mile west of Ledyard at jthe. intei;<? section of a county road and the Maurice Pingel driveway. Vern E. Anderson, 38, Ledyai«l, was going south at the time when John H. Lippstock, 24, Ledyard, came out of the driveway. Lippstock's foot slipped off the brake pedal of 'his car and on to the accelerator, according to the accident report. The Lippstock auto then hit the Anderson vehicle, which in turn went into a ditch and hit a telephone pole. Damage to the Anderson auto was estimated at $450, and $75 damage resulted to the other car, according to Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst, who investigated. Deputy Sheriff Don Wood investigated the other crash at 1:15 p.m. Sunday. An auto driven by Fred F. Schneider, 24, Cylinder, collided with a pick-up truck driven by Kenneth E. Mogler, 18, Whittemore, at Whittemore. Schneider was traveling east and Mogler was turning at the time of the crash. Damage was estimated at $125 to the Schneider vehicle, and $50 on the other. * * * * * * Wider Roads, Wider Bridges Adopt A Family For Christmas! The Upper Des Moines will again sponsor the "Adopt-A-Family" program for the Christmas season. In next week's paper, a list of families in the area worthy of and needing help to make their Christmas a happier one, will be published. Local organizations or individuals wishing to adopt a family may do so by picking the number of the family they wish to "adopt." The names of the families will not be released to the adopting organization until it is time for delivery of the Christmas baskets. If your organization is considering an "adoption", check next week's published list and call the Upper Des Moines, phone 1100, giving the family of your choice The local list has been compiled by Antoinette Bonnstetter, local school nurse, and the Kossuth Emergency Relief Office, in cooperation. Await Word On Dec. 11 Voting On Farm Plans Annual Meet Of Fair Set, Nov. 26 The annual meeting of Ihe Kossuth County Agricultural Association (county fair) will be held at the Farm Bureau meeting rooms in Algona Monday, Nov. 26. according to secretary L. W. Nitchals. Besides the regular business meeting, three directors will be elected. Directors whose terms expire at this time are Fred W Plumb, Delbert H. Berninghaus and William Christenson. All residents of Kossuth county are automatically members of the association. No official word has been received here as of this morning by the Kossuth county ASC of fice with regard to the Dec. 11 vote by farmers on what type of a 1957 acreage control program they favor. Announcement was made last week from Washington that Dec 11 would be the date for voting in the commercial corn growing areas. Farmers will be given two choices. If two-thirds of those voting approve it, the soil bank base acreage program for corn will remain in effect for 1957, 1958 and 1959. They would be eligible for a support price at 19 cents below the 1956 national average. Land taken out of production would be paid. If more than one-third of the farmers disapprove the soil bank base plan, the program will go back to the old acreage allotment system. Fanners who held their plantings within their farm sharf of this allotment would be eligible for price support. Kossuth county's 1956 price support figure was set at $1.42 a bushel. Under the first plan it seemed thai the probable support price for Kossuth would be about $1.23 under the first or soil bank acreage plan and about $1.28 under the second plan, or acreage allotment. Farmers not in Ihe program would receive no support price at all. However, no official figures for price support in Kossuth county have been received. The national support average under the soil bank plan has been announced for $1.31 and under the acreage allotmenl program al $1.36. Thr national support figure for 195F was $1.50 but in Kossuth was sel at $1.42. Washington dispatches said the 1957 supports would be 19 cents below 1956, which is the basis for the probable 1957 figures for Kossuth county. The Dec. 11 vote will be th<- firsl referendum ever held for corn growers in a designated commercial area which covers 894 counties in 24 states. Lakota Barn A Total Fire Loss Lakota — Fire at Ihe Carl Meyer farm, on highway 9 just north of Lakota, about 8:30 a.m. Friday, destroyed the barn on the place, 400 bushels of soybeans, six hoes, a milk cow and about 400 pullets. The Lakota fire departmenl answered the fire call. Santa Here Friday Yes, the jolly old gentleman from the North Pole is on hid why to Alefona now, and He'll be here FRIDAY! ., . Who do we mean? Why, Santa Claus himself, who will preside in person at "Santa Claus Day" here, handing out free sacks of candy beginning at 1:15 P.M. io the kids from his 'house' on Courthouse square, and taking time to hear 'whispers' from the boys and girls. There'll be free Santa Claus movies at the Algona Theatre all Friday afternoon — no tickets required, just go ! For the grown-ups, Algona retail stores will be in Christmas dress, Toylands will be running full blast, and well, just pack up the family and head for Agona Friday! The annual event is sponsored by the Algona Chamber of Commerce. 6th Grader Cut On Piece Of Tin Maynard* Shackleford, sixth- grade son of Mr and Mrs Virgil Shackjeford, was injured while playing on the Bryanjt school grounds last Wednesday. He fell against a sharp piece of tin which protruded from the ground. Eleven stitches were necessary to close the wound. It is believed the tin had become uncovered in an area that many years ago was town dump. Maynard was Algona Girl Is Honored, F.H.A. able to week. return to school thi, c Ted Hilbert Hurt In Car Mishap Ted M. Hilbert, 48, of LuVerne suffered back injuries when the 1956 auto he was driving crashed into an REA pole two miles north and four miles east of Algona at 11:30 p.m. Saturday. Hilbert was traveling west at the time of the mishap. The auto ran off the road, hit the pole, spun in mid-air and took out 60 feet of fence on thje Andrew Miller far m. According to Patrolman Darold Stinman, who investigated, the auto was completely demolished and property damage amounted to $175. Mr Hilbert was treated for hi? injuries at St. Ann hospital. He was given a ticket for failing to have his vehicle under control. A hearing will be held later St. Ann Auxiliary Presents Gift A gift from St. Ann Hospital Auxiliary to the hospital of acoustical ceilings for the delivery rooms and nursery was made at a meeting of the Auxiliary board. Nov. 14. Plans will get underway as soon as possible for installation of Vhi- m;w ceilings. Membership is above the 500 mark, reports showed, with some old members still to report. Two dates for holiday activities were announced. The hospital annual staff dinner will be Tuesday, Dec. 11. The party for the personnel of the hospital will be Thursday afternoon, Dec. 13, Mrs Don Prieskorn, chairman, announces. The December meeting of the board will be Tuesday, Dec. 11. Midge Williams, above, Algona high sophomore, was installed as vice president of the Future Homemakers of America, Saturday, Nov. 7, at Litton, Iowa. Twenty members of the F.H.A. were present, and the supervisor, Mrs Heald. The members went by bus to Litton. Karen Hutchins of the local group sang a number, accompanied by Linda Smith, on the program, and a number of local members sang in the chorus. They were Karen Hutchins, Linda Smith, Janice Bode, Margaret Yeoman, Mimi Wright and Paula Priebe. 7 Above Is Low For Season Figures from Weatherman Stu Albright at the Algona airport prove just what everyone believ^ ed anyway — winter is on its way. A new low reading for the late fall season, a seven above miirk Friday, marked a week which saw the low temperature every day below the freezing mark. High was a 63 last Tuesday and a trace of moisture Date H( L Nov. 12 46 30 Nov. 13 ..63 30 Nov. 14 54 28 Nov. 15 47 23 Nov. 16 30 7 Nov. 17 __ 43 23 Nov. 18 50 3| To Widen Four Bridges Also, Kossuth Area A 1957 highway prog-ram that will result in new bridges and some-highway widening for Kossuth county, as well as a new seven miles of road, was unveiled yesterday by the Iowa State Highway Commission. A total program for tentative contract letting for 1957 will cost an estimated $116,545,000. Kossuth county will get 12% miles of state highway widening, four new bridges and seven miles of grading, bridges and temporary surfacing from LuVerne west to highway 169 under the program. In addition, and dependent on whether or not the additional 2 cents motor vehicle fuel tax is renewed after June 30, 1957, the county could obtain one other widened bridge and 17 miles of highway widening. Widening And Bridges The breakdown of the road improvements that are definite Js as 'follows: Highway 169 — widening of 4Vfe miles from Algona south; widening'of 8 miles from Algona to Burt; widening of one bridge between Algona and Burt; widening of bridges south of Algona, Vj mile, 4 miles and 8^ miles. Improvements to highway 18 are all tentative, dependent on the gas tax renewal. If the gas tax is renewed, a bridge' widening project would be done 1.3 miles east of highway 44 on No. 18, and 17 miles of widening from the Palo Alto county line to Sexton would take place. Definite for next year is the project to relocate highway 222 from LuVerne west to highway , 169, including seven miles of grade, bridges and temporary surfacing. Adjoining Programs In addition, the 1957 program will bring highway improvements to adjacent counties directly tying 'n with Kossuth county. On highway 18, from the junction of No. 18 with 69, 8 miles of ne\v construction from 69 west to Britt is a certainly. Tentatively set is widening of 18 from Em- melsburg to the Kossuth line, a distance of 14 miles, widening of four bridges, On highway 9, 19.4 miles will be widened from Estherville to the Kossuth county line. New Road, Bode West On highway 222, tentatively set, dependent on the gas tax, is nine miles of grading, bridge construction and temporary surfacing from Bode west to highway 44. The proposed program for 1957 is greater than any two years in previous Iowa history, the Highway Commission states. Every section of the state will feel the impact of the huge program. The program is a contract letting program only. The Commission points out that local differences and inability to secure right-of-way might make it impossible to contract for some of the work. In the case of Kossuth county, the program of widening of highways and bridges will certainly find no objection. Whether or not landowners between LuVerne and highway 169 will object to relocation of highway 222 remains to be seen. Silver Wedding, Titonka Couple Tilonka—Mr and Mrs John B. Isebrand of Titonka will hold open house at the Methodist Church Fellowship Hall in observance of their 25th wedding anniversary Sunday, Nov. 25, from 2 till 5 o'clock in the afternoon. Everyone is welcome to attend. Mr Isebrand is Titonka's local contractor and they are the parents of three children who will be present for the occasion. They are Mrs Marvin Johnston of Iowa Falls and Joice and Jimmy Isebrand at home.

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