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Cleor Pictures - More News - Biggest Circulation By Far BY KUSS WALLER SUN VALLEY, IDAHO - This is mountain country; it is sheep country; it is also forest fire country, and as this is written, Some 14,000 acres of mountain terrain has been blackened within the past two days. While there are no fires in this immediate area, smoke comes drifting over the surrounding mountain tops. * * * This has been one of their driest summers in a long time, and the humidity is down to near zero — It's good for the sinuses, but bad for forest fires. On our way down here from Missoula, Montana, we passed the headquarters of the National Forest Service Smokejumpers, and wondered if one of the Schenck boys was still with it .... adjacent to the new buildings were several planes, evidently tankers and smokejumper personnel carriers, on call for their next assignment. * * * Going over Lost Trail Pass, where you enter Idaho from Montana, we traveled beside one fork of the Salmon river for miles, to North Fork. It's only a wide spot in the road, but there are two general stores and guide service available here for those float trips you may have read about down the Salmon river, the "river of no return." The north and south forks of the river meet here, then swing directly west through what maybe the only genuine primitive area left in the. United States. For 150 to 200 miles there are no, towns, no regular roads in the Area the .river pours through. •••• • * * * Leaving Salmon, Idaho, on U. S. 93, we got into beautiful, rugged country, this time following the south fork of the Salmon, and came to one of those pleasant turnouts with a big marker. To our surprise, we found that we were at what is called Indian Riffles. This is a prime spawning grounds for the salmon, at least 1,000 miles from the Pacific Ocean, as the fish swims. It seems that a salmon after hatching lives in the area for about a year, then takes off down the Salmon, Snake and Columbia rivers to' the ocean. In from three to five years, if they have eluded the fishermen, they return to the same area to spawn themselves. Salmon travel about 12 miles a day, so we'll have to give them credit for considerable fortitude, especially when you stop to think they may wind up in a can on some grocer's shelf. * * * It is highly unlikely that we would ever have come to Sun Valley, except for the fact that son Tom is working here this summer. It is an interesting place, and worth a few days stopover for rest and regrouping, as the military term it. It is also a good time to get all dirty clothes out of the suitcases and Into the duffle bag. * * * Sun Valley was originally established by the Union Pacific Railroad, then seeking a place for a winter sports resort. W. Averell Harriman and an Austrian count who was quite a man with the skis, selected the site, one mile from Ketchum, Idaho, and late in 1936 opened the Sun Valley Lodge. Today the UP no longer owns it. The Janss Corporation is the present owner, and we can understand why. In 1936 air travel was in Us infancy. YOU rode the UP to a point south of here and bused in (the only railroad through Ketchum is the Northern Pacific, a branch line). Air travel changed the picture, and the railroad no longer could pull traffic and probably lost interest, too, as a result. Now is has also developed as a summer resort. * * * Today, Sun Valley has three areas of accomodations. The Lodge remains the high priced, Continued on p. 16 Upper ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered as second class matter at the postofficc at Aleona, Towa AlfifiMA IrtU/A tuiinenAv AII/-IICY 10 tett.*. (50511). Nov. 1. 1932. undor Act of Congress of March 3, 1870 ^IGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 18, 1966 20 Pages VOl. 10! NO. 63 Fair Attracts 4,300 Here Tuesday Gov. Names Spencer Man New Judge Gov. Harold E. Hughes appointed Murray Underwood, 44, Spencer city attorney, as a judge for the 14th Judicial District (Buena Vista, Clay, Dickinson, Emmet, Humboldt, Kossuth, Palo Alto and Pocahontas counties) Monday. The appointment of Underwood followed the recent Judicial Nominating Commission session here — and subsequent district court case over the nomination of Underwood and Joseph L.Han- son, Emmetsburg attorney, for the post. Following nomination of the pair, both Republicans, the five lay members of the Commission asked for a district court ruling on whether its chairman, Judge G. W. Stillman of Algona, should be allowed to vote. The court here ruled he could vote as chairman, so Underwood and Hanson were nominated by a 6-5 vote. The new judge was appointed to fill a vacancy created when Judge Fred M. Hudson resigned after many years on the bench in the district June 20 this year. "judge Underwood is to serve until January 1, 1969 at which time he will have to stand for retention at the 1968 general election. He has practiced law at Spencer since 1948 and is former Clay county attorney. Algona Man's Father Dies Howard Byam, 86, Sioux Rapids, died last Tuesday at a Fonda nursing home. He was the father of Perry Byam of Algona. Burial took place Thursday at Sioux Rapids. Mr. and Mrs. Perry Byam attended the services. Other survivors include Perry's sisters, Mrs. George Brown, Grinnell, and Mrs. A. L Davis, Storm Lake, as well as his daughters, Mrs. Bernard Nelson, Blooming Prairie, Minn., and Mrs. James Hayden, Austin, Minn., and his son, Perry Jr. One Hurt As Four Mishaps Reported Here Four mishaps were investigated in this area during the week, A Nickerson, Kans. man, Richard L. Beadley, 41, sustained a neck injury in one of the mishaps. He was hurt when an auto driven by Henry A. Beekman, 16, Pocahontas, struck a pickup driven by Beadley at the intersection of State and Phillips streets at 11:26 p. m. Tuesday. Beekman was charged with following too closely. Police investigated and there was no estimate of damage. Tuesday at 8:30 a. m., autos driven by Evelyn G. Oakland, Algona, and Brian M. Henry, Whittemore, collided at the intersection of State and Minnesota streets, resulting in an estimated $450 damage to the autos. The Algona driver was charged with failing to enter a highway safely by police. A chain reaction mishap Saturday at the intersection of State and Wooster streets resulted in damage to two of three vehicles involved. Drivers were Rose Hilgendorf, 34, Ft. Dodge, Dave N. Weber, 69, Bancroft, and Harold A. Bjustrom, 28, Whittemore. According to police, there was an estimated $295 damage to the Hilgendorf and Weber autos and no damage to the Bjustrom pickup. A car, parked on Commercial street here was accidentally knocked out of gear by a couple of little girls, Rhonda and Cindy Wells, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Wells, and the machine rolled backward into a power pole, breaking it off 18 feet above the ground. Algona High Class Of '61 Has Reunion Two Minors Pay $50 On Beer Charges Here Nine persons paid fines in Mayor Bill Finn's court this week following preliminary hearings of a variety of charges. Gary C. Peterson and Lyle T. Hansen, Buffalo Center, paid $50 possession of beer as minors; Raymond J. Byrne, Jr., Algona, $25, intoxication; Thomas A. Ristau, Algona, $15, failing to display lighted headlights; Paul S. Oldham, Mason City, $10, stop sign; Gerald B. Thilges, Algona, $10 careless driving; James S. ' Walker, Algona, $10 improper lane change; Myron A. Kautsch, Whittemore, $10 , following too closely; and Harlan Brown, Algona, $10, no valid driver's license. Rites Pending Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Mantis, Burt, were pending at the Garry Funeral Home at Bancroft when the UDM went to press. She died at 8:30 a. m. Tuesday The Algona High School class of 1961 held a five year reunion Saturday night, Aug. 13, at the Algona Country Club. Of the 89 graduates in the class, 54 attended the reunion, which featured a social hour, buffet supper and dance. Pictured above are, left to right, first row, Karen Haase, Des Moines; Carolyn Stewart Richardson, Algona; Natalie Boldridge Coakley, Des Moines; Jean Keith Klein, Elko, Nevada; Betty Wickwire, Paullina; Phyllis Hardgroye Tappe, Fort Dodge; Bev Johnson, Algona; Emma Finley Hanson, Algona; Karen Alt, Algona. Second row, Judy Naylor, Ames; Connie Munger Colwell, Ames; Glennda Gabrielson Murphy, Cedar Falls; Sharon Bilyeu Vipond, Des .Moines; Trudy Olsen Hannover, Algona; Bev Warner Householder, Algona; Sharon Scott Meyer, Algona; Mary Broesder, • Fort Dodge; Roberta Schwendemann, Fort Dodge; Sheryl Olson, LaCrosse, Wise.; Judy Gerber, Denver, Colo.; Linda Tague, Modesto, Calif.; Linda Riedel Wolf, Bancroft; Carolyn Rochleau, Boone; Claudia Ruark Schafer, Humboldt; Third row: Lee Lawson, Coralville; Don Madsen, Burt; Penny Johnson Duffy, Orange, Calif.; Mary Ann Hansen Jaques, Algona; Sherry Read Lawson, Coralville; Sandy Hakes Christian, Rad- Cliffe; Pattl Priebe Hoaglund, Lake Crystal, Minn.; Barbara Reinders, Des Moines; Julie Vipond Dickinson, Mankato, Minn.; Sheryll McNeill Kueck, Algona; Sandra Ludwig Wiskus, Algona; Karen Schultz Brayton, Grundy Center. Fourth row: Robert Haag, Algona; Glenn Johnson, Algona; John Platt, Iowa City; Gerald Cade, Cedar Falls; Terry Rings- dort, Denison, Carl Danielsen, Algona; William Bourne, Iowa City; Gary Rich, Des Moines; Dennis Waller, Algona; Gary Peer, Craig, Colo.; Larry Klein, Elko, Nevada; Jack Vipond, Des Moines; James Richardson, Algona; Alvin Hagg, Omaha, Nebr.; Dean Willrett, Algona; Eugene Harbour, Coon Rapids, Minn.; Orland Steil, Algona. $2,428,500 County Budget Set . At a meeting of the board of supervisors Monday morning at the county courthouse, the county budget for 1967 was approved as published. In the totals, cash balance by funds Jan. 1, 1966 totaled $967,575. Expenditures for 1964 totaled $1,783,498 and in 1965 they totaled$2,099,499. Proposed expenditures for 1967 are estimated at $2,428,500. The amount necessary to be raised by taxation in 1967 totals $1,267,000. Estimated taxes per $1,000 of the assessed value include $9 for towns and $16.5 for townships. Largest expenditures is for secondary roads, with an esti- mated of $1,500,000 for 1967. Expenditures in 1964 totaled $1,193,448 and in 1965 were $1,442,169. There is a considerable increase in the general fund, with the estimate for 1967 at $300,000. Expenditures in 1964 totaled $202,792 and in 1965 were $207,635. New Swanson Store... V Under Construction 'The proposed store front of the new Swanson Grocery now -'under construction in Algona is shown in the above architectural illustration by the Griffith Companv of Fort Dodge. This view is facing southwest at the corner of Nebraska and Thorington streets. In the photo below, the same view indicates the rapid progress being made by the Cowan Corporation towards completion of the structure. The capacity of a former building on the site is being more than doubled by the construction. The entrance to the store will be at the nortnwest corner oi the building, with a municipal parking lot directly across the street north and a large parking lot on the west end of the lot. The new Algona store will be the 13th in a chain of Swanson stores. The newest Swanson store is located at the Crossroad shopping center in Fort Dodge, which will soon be holding its grand opening. Other stores in the Swanson chain are in Cherokee, Sheldon, Atlantic, Harlan, Storrn Lake, LeMars, Estherville and Spencer in Iowa and at New Ulm, Worthington and Windom, Minn. Court expense jumped to an estimated $35,000 for 1967, with expenditures in 1964 totaling $22,768 and in 1965 totaling $24,960. Estimate for the poor fund increased from $145,015 in 1964 to $155,516 In 1965. Estimate for 1967 is $200,000. - o - REAPPRAISAL WILL COST $26,000 Budget estimate and record of filing of County Assessor Leo Immerfall was approved Monday morning at the courthouse at a meeting of the county conference board. Amount necessary to be raised by taxation in 1967 totals$65,490. Amount necessary to be raised by taxation in 19GG totaled $56,220. In questions from the floor, it, was disclosed that officials in Des Moines are dissatisfied with appraisal in Kossutli county and have requested reappraisal, which will include all residential, industrial, farm realty and buildings. A 20% flat increase on all farm buildings was objected to by the county some months ago. Buildings have been removed from a number of farms in the county to avoid the increase. Cost would be about $70,000 to have the reappraisal done by an outside firm. Mr. Immerfall plans to conduct such a reappraisal, with a cost of $10,000 for real estate appraisal assistants in the field and $10,000 for town and township field assessors. There seems to be some inequity between assessments in parts of the county adjacent to other counties and even in areas within the county. Differences amount to between four and approximately eight dollars. It is hoped that these inequities can be adjusted. Algernon Dies Harold Colwell of Algona died Tuesday at an Iowa City hospital. Rites were pending for him at McCullough Funeral Chapel here at press time. A complete obituary will appear in the next issue of this newspaper. Fqlls From Morse Joyce Lensing, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. T. J. Lensing, suffered a broken collarbone Monday evening when she fell from a horse she was riding Judging Well Underway; Free Beef Thursday A crowd of '1,300 persons attended opening day of tho County Fair Tuesday. Attendance in the grandstand for the stock car races ami demolition derby Tuesday night totaled 1,200 paid admissions, with a total of 1,000 in the grandstand. Purse was $GOO. In judging of dairy calves, championships included in Hoi- stein, Philip Hugcr, Fenton; Guernsey, Dennis Franzen, Titonka; Ayrshire, Donna. Berninghaus, West Bend; Jersey, Matthew Clark, Algona; Shorthorn, Mike Danwart, West Bend; Brown Swiss, Dennis Fnuizen; Showmanship, Jackie Dietrick. Grand champion Holstein female in 4-H and open class was shown by Philip Ruger, who also showed the senior champion in open class and the junior champion Holstein. Grand Champion bull was shown by LeRoy Jensen, Lakota. Grand champion boars in open class included Poland China, Peter Erpelding, Algona; Duroc, Thor Thoreson, SweaCity; Chester White, Harvey Work, Swea City; Hampshire, Joseph Skow, Wesley; Spots, Behnkendorf Bros., Bradgate. Grand champion sows in open class included Poland China, Peter Erpelding; Duroc, Neil O'Brien, Algona; Chester White, Harvey Work; Hampshire, Lick-' teig Bros., Sexton; Spots, Behnkendorf Bros. Judging of 4-H entries, purebred beef, baby beef, market lambs, purebred sheep and market swine continued Wednesday and Thursday (today), and will be followed by the sale of sheep, swine and baby beef at 8 a. m. Friday. The top drawing attraction of the entire Fair promises to be the big free beef barbecue tonight (Thursday), beginning at 6 p. m. Preparations have been made for 10,000 persons, and it is possible that total will attend as the barbecue has drawn huge crowds during its first two years. It is made possible by contributors and the work of men from each town in the county. Gene Holler's Wild Animal Show is to be featured twice Thursday, with performances at 2 and 8 p. m. Finale will be the Kossuth County Fair Championship stock car race at 8:30 p. m. Friday. Drivers will competefora$l,000 purse, and cars from many tracks in this area are expected to appear. The good crowd opening day guarantees a fine attendance count for the 4-H Fair, with Thursday evening's barbecue crowd expected to push the total above any in recent years. Today (Thursday) and Friday are the last chances to attend the Fair — so plan now to make it. There are many things to see and do that are very worthwhile. GOP Candidates Will Appear At Fair Here Senator Jack Miller of Sioux City, Republican candidate seeking re-election, will be in the Republican booth in the floral hall at the fairgrounds Thursday, according to an announcement by Kirk Hayes. Visitors may register at the booth for a free trip to Washington, D. C. , with the winner to be announced previous to the fall elections. Wiley Mayne of Sioux City, candidate for 6th district congressman, will speak to the Kiwanis Club Thursday noon and will also be at the floral hall. Other candidates will also be on hand in the .booth, including Karl Kiilsholm, candidate for state representative, W. B.Mac- Donald, candidate for county attorney, Don Jorgenson, candidate for county treasurer, and Mrs. Mertie Huber of Hurt, candidate for county recorder.