The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 27, 1966 · Page 13
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 13

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, October 27, 1966
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thu«d«y, October MTAMISHFD 1165 Entered as second class matter at the postoffice at AlRona. Iowa (50511). Nov. 1, 1932, under Act of Congress of March 3, 1879. SECOND SECTION Study Elm Disease Control Dutch elm disease has strangled the life of more than 1,000,000 Iowa elm trees since it was first found in the state in 1957. It continues its threat to the American elm, the state's most widely used shade tree. No community or county is immune to its spread. Kossuth county's background and present position on Dutch Elm is this, according to Galen DeValois, county Extension director: "I have submitted several samples a year in recent years to Iowa State University at Ames which resembled Dutch Elm disease, but samples sent to Iowa State University at Ames were negative in laboratory 'culture tests. "In August of this year, David Smith, Algona city clerk, and I again sent in suspect samples taken from city property near the Algona light plant. These samples were cultured in-a-lab-at Iowa State University and the- : first case of Dutch Elm disease was located in Kossuth county. "Since then, the diseased trees have been cut down and destroyed by the city as recommended. "Dutch Elm disease has also been identified in West Bend, which indicates the disease is probably quite prevalent in the ' area." The disease agent is a fungus that grows in the vessels of the tree. These vessels carry vital water and nutrients from the soil to other parts of the tree. The disease fungus plugs these vessels, starving the tree to death. There is no known cure that will save a tree once it is in- "fected. The disease spreads from tree to tree in either or both of two ways. One way involves transmission of the fungus from a dead or drying tree to healthy trees by elm bark beetles - there are two species. The other mechanism for spread is through "root grafts" — where roots of one tree grow together underground with the roots of a nearby tree. Dutch elm disease can be controlled, with 10 year death losses held to about one-tenth of the elms. Without effective control measures, a community can forecast a loss of 99 percent of its American elms. Three vital steps are involved in an effective control program: First, sanitation. That calls for immediate removal and destruction of dead and dying • wood ff&nrdiseased trees:"~ : 7 '^'Second, preventing'root-graft' transmission. This means applying a soil fumigant that will kill roots in the zone where they might grow together with those of another tree. Third, control of the elm bark beetles. Chemicals are available that will kill the bark beetles to prevent their spread of the disease organism. One method is external spraying of the tree, with either of two chemicals. The chemicals kill the beetles when they crawl on the bark. The other method involves internal application of a chemical that kills the beetles when they eat into the wood of the treated tree. Mayor Bill Finn, left and Mr. DeValois are shown here looking at a sprayer. ( Specialists who have worked in control of the Dutch elm disease declare that a community action program affords the only realistic wa^ to prevent and control the disease. Equipment required involves an investment that is not realistic for an individual. Individual efforts may be of little value if the disease is not battled by the whole community. Without community-wide sanitation, the accumulation of dead and dying elm wood furnishes ideal development sites for the beetles; diseased trees continue the spread through root- grafts. A state Dutch Elm Disease Control Advisory Committee is spearheading a drive to help lowans become aware of the disease and the fact that it can be effectively controlled. From Oct. 15 to Nov. 15 through the work of newspaper, radio and television, editors and many educational and governmental agencies, the Dutch Elm disease story will be told and retold throughout the state. This is the first of a series of four special articles beamed to Kossuth county people. Future articles will deal with sanitation practices, chemical control practices and the community approach to Dutch Elm disease control. First Concert Of Season Here Saturday "Four Go Dancing", starring Michael Maule and Colleen Corkre promises to give the Community Concert goers one of the most unusual and stylish programs to be seen here in many seasons. Appearing with them will be guest artist Thatcher Clarke and a charming young Swiss ballerina, Jeanne-Marie Aubert. "Four Go Dancing" will be presented at the Algona High School auditorium Saturday, Oct. 29, at 8 p. m. COLLEEN CORKRE Combining, as these four artists do, the many styles that comprise the world of dance, _ classical ballet selections from ' the fabled 19th century, along with dances of more recent vintage, it is indeed a delight. Those who are familiar with the dance will revel in such variety of style, and those who feel they don't understand dancing will find an entertaining and exciting eye- opener in this program. Sept. D.H.I.A. Report Checked 793 Dairy Cows During the month of September 793 cows were on D.H.I.A. test and 479 on owner-sample test, according to John Ward, supervisor for the Diary Herd Improvement Association # 2. Herds making a rolling herd average of over 500 Ibs. for September were - Allen Loucks, Ledyard, 501 Ibs.; Leander Menke, Swea City, 514 Ibs.; H & G. Solderberg, Bancroft, 5141bs. and Clements Braiidenberg, . Armstrongj.jjJiSi Ibs.^ Ten.;high cows reported were owned by : H. & G. Soderberg, Bancroft; Allen Loucks, Ledyard; Leander Menke, Swea City; Sidney Payne, Ledyard; Gray Bros., Titonka; and Clements Brandenberg; Leander Menke, SweaCity; H. & G. Soderberg, Bancroft. "POPCORN LADY" Mrs. Cora Kenyon, 91, of Calamus, is a favorite lady of the young people of Calamus. She gives away bags of popcorn each Halloween and plans on, repea- tin it again this year. Mrs. Kenyon, besides selling the popcorn, has first grown it. Announcing <DiCW,iNC. RELIGIOUS CENSUS IN ALGONA SUNDAY, NOV. 6, 1:30 P.M. TO 2:30 P.M. If you are an Algona resident, one of 200 workers who have volunteered for this census will visit your house. This is part of an all- denominational survey to establish accurate records of church membership or preference. If you will not be at home on this date, please watch this newspaper next week for a special form to be filled out and left on the door of your home. Churches providing workers for the census are: St. Cecelia's Catholic, First Methodist, Presbyterian, Congregational, Trinity Lutheran, First Baptist, St. Thomas Episcopal, First Lutheran and. Nazarene. Your help will be appreciated, Please help to make this census complete and accurate. ALGONA RELIGIOUS CENSUS COMM — Representing the churches of Algona — J ffiiBHl 9i&sSm *• 9*W r ' The Welcome Mat is Always Out in Algona! SHOP THIS WEEKEND And Reap A Bumper Crop Of AVI Taylor Implement Co. Funk Plumbing ft Heating Hood's Super Vain Zender'g Thermogas Co. of Algona Irons Heating & Plumbing Cowan Corporation J. C. Penney Co. hWMMMB^^MMBMMIMMM Schultz Bros. Garage & Oil Station Jack's O.K. Tire Service Kirk's Shoe Store Coast-to-Coagt Store Algona Greenhouses Behr Standard Service North Central Public Service Co. Post Transfer ft Storage No. Iowa Appliance Center Algona Plumbing & Heating Dan Garage ft Body Shop Foster Furniture Co. Baiter's Davis Paint Smoke Shop Ilonsbrnch Drag Pjustrom Furniture Co. Graham's Viking Oil Co. Buscher Bros. Implement Kossuth Motor Co. Consolidated OOp Creamcriet Wlltgcn Jewelers Joe Bradley Equipment Taylor Motor C*. Leuthold-Willlami (The Hub Clothiers) Frederick Hardware The Chrischllles Store Modern Dry Cleaners Home Federal Savings & Loan Ass'n Elk Cleaners Read's Furniture Hutzell Office & School Supply Sheakleys Iowa State Bank Algona Flour ft Feed Sherwin-Williams Paints Christensen's Perclval Motors 8 & L Dept. Store Algona Implement Co. Ernie Williams — John Deere Carson's for Color Algona Produce Co. Harrison's Variety Bomgaais 5 & 10 Shilts Brownbilt Shoe Store l.uing Plumbing & Heating The Security state Bank Sharp's Jewelry Algona Theatre (Co. Ludwig's Cafe United Building Center North Iowa Sewing MacUae Lindsay Soft Water of Alg»at Universal Mfg. Co. Rusk Prugg-Jewelry

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