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Liquor Profit In Kossuth - $109,541 BY RUSS WALLER Mrs. Irma Dee Cook, after the picture of herself with the record-breaking blue marlin hooked off the coast of Acapulco, Mexico, appeared in this paper recently, says she has received many suggestions on what she should have done with the 185 Ib. specimen, instead of giving it away to a Los Angeles man. One suggestion was that she should have shipped it home in ice "for a great big barbecue." * * * Marc Moore, county auditor, has one of the new voting machines in the court house lobby, and it's worth a visit to see it and find out how it works. The machines are expected here in May or June, for use in the fall primary and general elections ... it still takes manpower, however, from outside to clear the mechanical voted. We especially like the gadget you pull after you get in which you pull after you get in which automatically closes the curtains and opens up the handles from their locked positions. * + * Not many folks know It, but you can obtain a card from any postofflce which Is a request for Statement of Earnings in Social Security. Simply fill in the card, mall it, and you'll get back a summary of just how your Social Security account record stands as the SS office has it. Actually, under the law, If you don't do this every four years or so, any errors they or anyone else may have made In prior years, If not brought to light within that period of time, become permanent in your SS record. Try it I * * * Perhaps it doesn't have the flair that attracts wild-eyed publicity or comment, but that scientific application of genetic factors to cattle breeding, developed painstakingly by Edith and Torsten Lagerstrom near Burt over the years, and which has resulted in sale of the Lagerstrom herd to the Pioneer Hi- Bred Corn Co., is indeed a project that can have far-reaching effects on cattle breeding . . . maybe the human race could also learn a thing or two. * * * The Dale Welsbrods of Fenton are now home from their Hawaiian trip, but among many memories, recall two at least that Indicate the smallness of the world. As they were ready to board their Matson Line ship, the S. S. Lurline, a man tapped Dale and after determining that the couple were Mr. and Mrs. Weisbrod said, "Please step over here." Dale said to himself, now what in blazes have we done wrong ? But it only turned out to be a photographer who told them he wanted a picture for The Algona Upper Des Moines, and then he gave them each a Hawaiian lei, "courtesy of The Algona Upper Des Moines." We knew about the picture, but we didn't know about the lei. Then, while aboard ship, they met a Mrs. Young, who after some conversation said, "Oh, I have an old friend in Iowa, Mrs. Susan Bruhn - but, of course, you wouldn't know her she's from Fenton, Iowa." It so happens that Mrs. Bruhn lives a couple of doors from Mr. and Mrs. Weisbrod in Fenton. The Youngs and the Bruhns met in Tucson, Ariz, some years back, when the Bruhns made winter trips to Tucson. * * * Old Timer - One who can recall when it cost more to run a car than to park it, * * * We are indebted to one of our fine readers for our Famous Last Line for the week. Asked what he had given up for Lent, Shorty Eischeid replied: "I've given up worrying," Algona and Bancroft state liquor stores, yielded a net profit of $109,541.62 for the State of Iowa in the fiscal year that ended last June 30,1965, a state report on all store operations discloses Algona store No. 13 had anetprofltof $76,973.92 on total sales of $312,397.24. Bancroft's store No. 156 had a net profit of $32,567.69 on total sales of $146,065. Each of the stores has an increase in gross business over the preceding year. Algona's store had a volume increase of $12,496.58 and the Bancroft store's sales increase was $6,188.68. State stores in border areas had sales as follows: Llvermore, $141,462,81; West Bend, $99,192.51. Each had an Increase in gross business from the preceding year. How were these profits distributed? According to the annual report of the State Liquor Commission, Kossuth county received a tax credit in military service for $21,703.19. Towns and cities were allocated the following funds: Algona, $7,881.43; Bancroft, $1,382.22; Burt, $856.97; Fenton, $608.18; Titonka, $894.29; Whlttemore, $1,024.23; SweaClty,$1,112.69; Wesley, $710.46; Lakota, $634.44; LuVerne $646.88; Ledyard, $399.46; Lone Rock, $255.71. Clear Pictures — More News — Biggest Circulation Slgona ®pper tSiABLISHEO 11*3 Entered as second class matter at the postoffice at AlRona, Iowa (60511). Nov. 1. 1933, under Act of Congress of March 3. 1879 ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 1966 1 Sections 16 Page* VOL. 101 NO. 17 4-H Day Big Success Here Walt Steward/ Burf, Resigns After 42 Years WALT STEWARD BURT - After 42 years as town marshal at Burt, Walter Steward turned in his badge and resigned his duties as of April 1. ni health forced Mr. Steward to give up the post he held for so many years. During these years he has seen many changes. Mr. Steward also claims another record for long-time service, having served on the Burt volunteer fire department for over 47 years. The past several years as fire chief. He will continue as chief until a new chief is appointed, As to plans for the future, Walt says be has no ideas as his health won't permit much activity, however, he hopes to find some Joy in a hobby he has - that of refinishlng furniture. Cattle Feeder Tour Kossuth Livestock Cattle Feeders Ass'n made a tour Tuesday, of the cattle feeding operation of B. A, Frank!, at his location adjacent to Mor-Gro, south on U. S. 169. They found it most interesting. Algeria's stores and streets were crowded with 4-H members and persons Interested in seeing the many displays during the annual 4-H Day here Saturday. A photographer for the UDM visited several business places and shot pictures of the groups and displays shown here. The Burt Bluebirds had their display at Graham's. Two of the club's officers, Janey Lynch, vice president, left, and Marcia Soderberg, secretary, posed before their display, with a mannequin being the third member in the photo at upper left. In the picture at upper right, Sharon Menneke, president, left and Judy Berger, vice president, of the Algona AOK club pose beside their display, which was one of most outstanding in the show. They were guests at Home Federal. At lower left, Mike Tobin, left and Tom Tokheim, members of the Eagle Wildcats, who were set up at Joe Bradley Equipment, were on hand to show their exhibit to visitors. The center photo in the bottom row shows Tom Rich, left, who hosted the Lotts creek Leaders, stanamg wun uuane seege- barth, president, center, and Judy Wolter, vice president. At the right below, Kenneth Strayer, leader and Dennis Richter, member, were in charge of the Union Boys display at Buscher Bros. A total of 24 girls clubs and 20 boys clubs from around the county set up displays in business places here for the big day. Judges then traveled from place to place in an attempt to select the best In the field. (UDM Polaroid Flashfotos) Defendants Victorious, $125,000 Damage Suit man and Everett Steven was jury foreman. The amount sought in the damage matter was one of the largest ever asked in district court here. Higley Construction Co. was the firm doing the work on the local building at the time of the mishap, The bottle gas tanks in the matter were used on the job to hold fuel for heaters. Other jurors were Margaret Elbert, Daniel Fisher, Grace Chrischilles and Bliss McAdams, Algona; Helen Valvick, Ledyard; Albert Sleper, Lakota, Florence Guerdet, Armstrong; Wayne Mann and Hazel Larson, Burt; Marlene Gray, Swea City; Violet Goetsch, Lu Verne; and Ber- nadlne Loebach, Whittemore. Steven is from Sexton. Reserve Chump Lickteig Brothers, well-known Algona hog raisers, showed the reserve champion and fifth place in carcass at the Ft. Dodge Spring Market Hog Snow Mar. 26. The reserve champ weighed 203 Ibs. A district court jury found for the defendant, Skelly Oil Co. et al, late Monday afternoon in a $125,000 damage case which consumed a week at the end of the current term of court. Plaintiff in the matter was Marvin Guy Lovell, Emmetsburg, and the.petition was filed earlier as the result of an explosion here in January, 1963, while workmen were building an addition to the Northwestern Bell Telephone office here. Lovell, according to the petition, sustained severe injuries and had numerous hospital and doctor bills as a result. Two others, Gene Kelling and Kenneth Webb, were also in- jurd in the explosion, but less seriously. The plaintiff blamed a bottle gas tank for the explosion for his injuries. The jury's decision indicated it found no negligence on the part of Skelly Oil or its local dealers, Donald and Jeanne Hemmingsen. The lengthy trial was presided over by Judge G. W. Still- :^ Funeral Held Here Wednesday For Lora Raney Funeral services for Lora Raney , 74, lifelong resident of this area, were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Congregational church, with Rev. Frank Harcey officiating. Burial followed at Riverview cemetery and McCullough Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Orville, Stanley, Leon, Ronald and Curtis Gardner and Russell Patterson. Mrs. Raney died at St. Ann hospital here Sunday. She had been a patient there since March 23. Born in Plum Creek township, June 1, 1891, she was a daughter of R. M. and Eva Fitch Gardner. She was married to Hugh Raney here June 11, 1912 and they observed their golden wedding anniversary a little more than a year before his death Nov. 6, 1963. She was a member of 0. E. S. and D. A. R. Survivors Include two daughters, Norma (Mrs. Russell Walker), Algona , and Buena (Mrs. Sherwood Potter), Emmetsburg; two sons, Lyle and Howard, Algona; 11 grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Norma Bailey and Mrs. Trella Patterson, Algona. Mayor's Court Five persons appeared in Mayor Bill Finn's court this week for preliminary hearings of varied charges. Chris Reefer, Algona, was sentenced to 10 days in jail (with nine days suspended) intoxication; Paul F. Watkins, Algona, $10, speeding; Kenneth Nemmers, Bancroft, $10, following too closely; and Daniel Merryman and Geneva Elbert, Algona, $5 each, failing to enter safely. Court costs were assessed in addition to fines. State Orders County Tax Value Reappraisal Estimate Cost Bancroft OK's Of Compliance Q as Election About 90,000 Kossuth is one of 19 counties in Iowa which has been ordered to reappraise valuations on its real estate countywide by 1969. The order came from the State Tax Commission last week. County Assessor Leo Immerfall said that if an outside appraisal firm is hired to do this reappraisal, which IB the pattern followed in other counties where similar reappraisals have been made, the cost would run to somewhere between $68,000 and $70,000. However, it was indicated that Kossuth would not take the order in complete docility. Immerfall said that the county intends to arbitrate the order with the Tax Commission, and there seems to be at least two years leeway to discuss the pros and cons. The county assessor said that last year there was a revaluation in the county, done by local assessors, and that farm land was raised in valuation about $9 an acre, while in, Algona vacant lots were upped also. These were the two major changes made in 1985."~ It was not clear just what objection the State Tax Commission had to the Kossuth valuations. Sometime back, Immerfall, County Attorney Gordon Winkel, and County Auditor Marc Moore went to Des Moines and sat in with the Tax Commission and they left with the general idea that Kossuth's appraisals were being accepted by the state. In 1961 there were 28 counties ordered to conduct reappraisals and two of the counties failed to comply. They are now included in the new list, along with Kossuth. The order specified that "you must base your 1969 property taxes on new valuations set in the appraisals." Regardless of what valuations are involved, the total amount of tax collected is based entirely on the tax needs and mlllage levies from within various county and school units. But a reappraisal could result in raising or lowering of Individual taxes paid by property owners. Garrigan Girl Places Rrst, Moth Tourney Kathy Crawford, junior at Garrigan high school, took top individual honors at the Math tournament held at Clarke College, Dubuque, April 2. Kathy received a certificate of excellence and a trophy for placing first in the "A" division composed of high school juniors and seniors. In the "B" division for freshmen and sophomore, BonitaDahl- hauser and Mary Ann Eischen, sophomores from Garrigan, received certificates of excellence. Garrigan high school received a certificate of excellence and a trophy for placing second among all the schools entered in the tournament. Garrigan entered four students in the tournament. A total of 318 students from 25 schools participated in the event. B/NCROFT - The Bancroft Town Council Monday night approved the request of the North Central Public Service Company of Algona to come In and hold an election on the proposal of bringing gas service to Bancroft residents. All costs of the election are to be paid by the public service company. Bancroft cltltenswlll vote "yes" or "no" to the proposal. The election date has not yet been set. Property owners on the south side of East Ramsey Street In Bancroft, from the ball park out to the property across the road from the Oliver farm, formally forfeited their property Interests In the roadway to the town of Bancroft, The reactivation of power service to Bancroft after the last blltzard was discussed along with possible construction of new power lines in rural areas where considerable damage occurred. No action was taken. Routine bills were approved. Hurlburt Of Swea City Legislature Candidate ™**™*^^ MANCIL HURLBURT Mancil Hurlburt, 49, a well known cattle feeder and conservationist from the Swea City area, announced today that he Is a candidate for Kossuth county's seat in the Iowa House of Representatives. In announcing his candidacy, Mr. Hurlburt stated that there are two primary needs facing Iowa today - a need to preserve the family farm as an economic and social unit and a need to further promote the state's recent industrial growth. "We must have good representation in Des Moines if we are going to meet these needs," said Mr. Hurlburt. "Under Governor Hughes' forceful leadership Iowa has made great strides in promoting industrial growth and we need people in the legislature who will help him to keep moving the state ahead. We cannot afford to send people to Des Moines who will obstruct his programs. "Of equal importance to the people of Kossuth county is 'the farm program. The fact that farmers' income has risen in recent years is no accident. The feed grain program enacted by the Democratic Party is essential to the prosperity of Kossuth county and we cannot afford to send people to Des Moines or to Washington who represent groups that want to terminate the program." "That is why I have decided to run. We in Kossuth county have been fortunate in having had Casey Loss as our representative for so many years. He always felt his first obligation was to the people of Kossuth County and if elected I would continue to keep the needs of Kossuth county foremost in my mind." Mr. Loss resigned from the Iowa House last summer after many years in the legislature to accept an appointment to the State Board of Regents. Mr. Hurlburt has been extremely active in public affairs in recent years despite the fact that he farms 49 6 acre sand feeds about 200 head of cattle each year. He is a charter member of Congressman Grelgg's Farm Advisory Committee, one of only two Kossuth county farmers so honored. He is currently on the Kossuth County Conservation Commission and has been Interested in conservation work for many years. He is a member of the Kossuth County Farmers Union and is a member of the Swea City Lions Club. Mr. Hurlburt graduated from Graettlnger high (school in 1933 and has lived in the Swea City area since 1942. He is married and has two children, a 22 year old daughter ami a 17 year old son who attends Swea City high •school. His v/lfe, Ruth Hurlburt, was formerly President of the Democratic Women's Club and id now vice-chairman of the Kossuth County Democratic CentraJ Committee. Karl Klil'sholm has already announced as a Republican candidate for Ms party's primary nomination. Truckor Fined; Divorce Filed Everett M. Householder was fined $163 .40 and costs by Judge G. W. Stil Iman in district court here this week after a plea of guilty to : i charge of axle overweight. He was bound over earlier by Mayor Bill Finn. Appeal tond was set at $200. Kathryu Busch, plaintiff, is asking foir a divorce from Kenneth Bu.sch, defendant, in one new caso filed here. They were married March 29,1963 here and have two small children. Tbf plaintiff seeks custody of th< children, support for them a» a temporary injunction re straining the defendant. lorn $600 James Anderson, counsell and instructor ofWorldHlsto at the A Jgona nigh school rejwj that over 6,000 chance Ucte school gymnasium, He esC ated that approximately $6<* $700 \*as earned. t* & ii; j to The Starllte Drive-In Theatre Opens Tomorrow

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