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ALMANAC WIDOINO PERMITS William R. Wermers, Royalee Atih Sankey, both Burt. MAYOR'S COUHT , Jithes H. Wolfe, bad muffler, $5; Nancy Elmore, failure to stop at school stop sign, $5; David Hovey, disturbing the peace, |25; Greg Arrowood, disturbing the peace, $25. ALQONA MARKETS Corn $1.18 Beans $2.60 Oats 70c (Markets furnished weekly by Whittemore Elevator — Hobarton Branch.) ST. ANN BIRTHS Alqona Ho^uth County Entertd cs second class matter, t>*c. 1, 1908, at Alflona, Iowa, postoflics under Aef 6f Congress March 8, 1879 VOL, 65-NO. 40 THURSDAY, MAY 27, 196. - ALOONA, IOWA - it PAGES IN 3 SECTIONS State Hintoricai Society x Iowa City, Iowa ance Strong damage farms May 20 — Mr and Mrs. Kenneth Krause, Fenton, girl, 4 Ibs. 11 oz. May 22— Mr. and Mrs. Mich ael 'Prothman, Algona, boy, 1 Ibs. 10 oz.; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Altman, Irvington, boy, 8 Ibs. 9 6z.. .'.' •. ""•> • -. BUILDING PERMITS Merle Conrad, fence; James H. Smith, V fence; Laurence Knoll, remodel front of billiard hall, $3,000; Harold Voight, replace concrete basement floor $100;; Alex, Reefer,, reshingle part of roof, $100; Nat Bangs driveway approach and sidewalk, $85. ALGONA WEATHER ". i : ' ' " ' ''.H ' L ''I May 19 '—___—_73 44 Miy:20 _"_1_1 81 49 Mar 21 -^——1-82 61 .3 May 22 -__ii_i_75 50 .08 May 23 _. 74 50 .08 May 24 '_•___- 82 56 Tr Msiy 25 ^_ 83 60 .67 May 26 ———— 55 .85 SELECTIVE SERVICE Enlistment — George R Garry, Bancroft, Air Force. ' Inductees. — Carl E. Danielsen, Algona; James R. Elliott, Sw|ea City; John E. Mescher, Burti;; v Bruc v e.-£.'iAkkerman,•-Ti- torika; Duine M. Carlson, Lako- U; Daniel J. Rosendahl, Whittemore jiLeroy J. Meyer, Fenton; Walter E. Schilt'z, Bancroft. ST. ANN HOSPITAL May 19 — Clarise Poubek, Fenton,. fracture. May 20 — Isabelle Loebach, Whittemore, , surgery; Father Peter Stahl,. Algona, medical. • May ,21..— John Penton, Algona, -T. Si 1 - A; Daniel Bauer, Whittemqre,;T & A. . JMiy 23 ; -^- Guy Stokes, Algona,'-surgery; Jane Barslou, Burt, medical; Mrs. Marie King, Algona, medical, May 24 — Mrs. Arlene Chris- teiisen, Algona, medical; John Van Hise, Whittemore, medical; Mrs. Louise Hall, Algona, medical; Gordon Hall, Algona, medical. 0 May 25 — Jovian Bauer, Wes ley, dental' surgery; Mrs, Car rie Bourne, Algona, medical; Mrs. Arlis Sankey, Algona, medical; John Forbes, Jr., Algona, surgery. May 26 — Mrs. Louise Schi pull, LuVerne, medical. NEW CARS AND TRUCKS Harlan F. Mueller, Fenton, Winnebago; James R, Peterson, Algona, Honda; Raymond T. Uthof, Fenton, Chev. Trk.; Orville P. Brandt, Ledyard, Gator Bt. Trt.; McFall Plb. & Htg., Fenton, Chev. p/u; Geo, F, Schuster, Titonka, Chev, p/u; Percival Motors, Inc., Algona, Podge p/u; M, Joseph Bradley, Algo> na, CMC p/u; Harold Gartner, Titonka, Chev. p/u; John R. McCarthy, Lakota, Chev. p/u; Elmer or Porothy Cook, Algona, Pont.; Jane A. Pannewitz, Algona, Plym.; Ponild W. Jorgenson, Algona, Rambler; Robert E. or Ardella M. Will, LuVerne, Podge; Lawrence B- & Margaret E. Govern, Titonka, Chev.; Hubert M. or Sylvia E- O'Brien, Bode, Buick; Kenneth or Kathryn Pierce, Algona, Olds; The Quaker Oats Co., Algona, Ford; Tiylor Mtr. Co., Algona, Merc.; Wm. H. or Verla F. Brandt, Titonka, Merc.; Vileda Lois Bruns, Titonfca, Ford; Ethel M. ColweU, Algona, Chev.; Leonard or Eleanor Klocke, Algons, Pont.; Jerry U Wilberg, Fenton, Plym.; A;I or Norm* Pudding, Buffalo Center, Chev.; Harold J. Lampe, Bart, Chev.; Wayne 0. Hanson, Ajgona, Chey.; Charles W. Bier- stem, Whittemore, Chev.; Gif- Jor4 P- Smith, Swea City, Mere.; Eugene Charles McMahon, Al- Chev. Downtown property owners ask review of tax assessments To France ANN WILSON, daughter of Mr, arid Mrs. Robert L. Wilson, Livermore, and a senior at Garrigan high school, will leave on July 11 for six weeks in France ;o attend .the Foreign Language League school at Villard de Lans University, high in vl the Alps, near'Grenoble. Besides attending regular classes in French and taking weekend excursions to Paris, Nice, Cannes, Monte Carlo and Geneva, Switzerland, she will visit .in. some French high homes of local school students Trips are planned to the summer residence of President de- Gaulle, the Valley of the Rhone and the site of the 1967 Wintei Olympics in the Alps. To participate Ann had to have at least a "B" average good character and must have studied French one year. She plans to attend the College 01 at. Teresa in Winona, Minn next fall. She will return Aug 24 from France. Memorial day rites at Lakota Sunday Lakota — Memorial day services will ge held here at 2 p.m. Sunday in the high school auditorium. There will be services at Maple Hill and Lutheran ceme- i teries after the high school program. The Legion Auxiliary also invites everyone to the Legion Hall for coffee following the cemetery rites. 40 attend meeting here Monday night There were 40 at a meeting rlonday night of Algona busi- iess' property owners with the Kossuth board of review in the ourt house. The meeting was et up by the Chamber of Commerce and Bill Steele, secre- ary, presided, and Pat Montag, president, gave a • short statement. The meeting was not in tKe way of a protest and was informational for both the property owners and the board of review. Main purpose was to seek a review of the taxable valuations as placed on commercial property in Algona by the board. Several made statements that .he valuations by the board were excellent as far as residential and farm land were con cerned. The members of the real estate 'board however saic there were some inequities in commercial property, valuations as a whole. As a rule of thumb, property should be valued lor tax purposes at about- one-fourth of what it would sell for. The selling price would be what a 'buyer would pay and a seller would ask without pressure on, either side. ; ..'.-<. of the land keeps the total up. The real estate board offered o assist the board of review in re-check of the commercial properties in Algona in., .the ight of recent sales. A meet- ng for next Tuesday evening was set up. Because valuations are set 'or a four-year period it was be- ieved best to review it now. If the valuations can not be adjusted equitably now then a start would be had on a complete re view in 1969. Valuation of buildings is complicated. For instance what appears on the.surface..to,.be..iden- tical situations can be quite! different. For instance a,\retail; business in Algona* in the main traffic'area. has. B valuation "of a little over $14,000. A similar retail business may have a valuation of $16,000. 'They' look alike, but the cubic footage is larger on the second.... _ , , /v manufacturing industry,in the business area-aoes •not ? hj»ye the • same valuation as a retail business usually because it'isn't in the heavy traffic zone 'and thus is less valuable to a prospective buyer. Also the building may not be adaptable : to-re tail business. "* The same is true of "service" business such as lawyers, doctors, etc. Usually these buildings are short and are not adaptable to any other use, hence are restricted in the number .of pros- .pective. buyers. . . \ The same is true of some DESTROYED HOG HOUSE ON CHARLES DEARCHS FARM CATTLE SHED COLLAPSES ON TROUTMAN FARM .... The- true value is what a place would sell lor and in ' recent years commercial property has been selling tor much less than the true value if figured on the taxable valuations base. • Leo linmerfall, assessor, said as a rule residential property was based on a square toot basis with consideration of number of stories and .other factors. Commercial property generally is based on cubic foot basis, with location in regard to business traffic considered. Also in recent years the vacating of second floors has resulted in lowering of the valuation as long as the second floors are vacant. Land and buildings are valued separately, but are totaled in the final valuation as a unit. Thus in some instances the land is valuable and while the building is old the value wholesale there is a businesses. Where basement the .cubic Poppy Day Friday FRIDAY IS "Poppy Pay" in Algons and Mrs. Lizzie Post gets an esrly start by selling a poppy to local druggist "Putch" Honsbruch. This sale was a bit premature but the women of the American Legion Auxiliary will be out bright and early Friday. Over 20,000,000 poppies were ro&de by disabled veterans this year for use throughout' the United States. Exclusive Advance Photo by Mi&e Stillmaa. tootage raises, something not thougnt of by the average viewer; it is more valuable with a useable basement. • The Advance in cooperation with Mr. Irnmerfall reviewed valuations of a lew business places in Algona, and the valuations us between business buildings are equitable. Main objection of the brokers and others is not that there are inequitable differences in the valuations as between buildings, but that the whole business area is a bit too high. Algonan to Europe on seminar trip Mariana Steele, daughter of the William F, Steeles, Algona, will participate in the State college's social science seminar in Europe and Russia. The seminar is a study of social, political and economic trends in U European countries. They will visit cities, towns, farms, factories, churches, museums, and schools in England, Netherlands, East and West Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, France, Poland, Russia and Czechoslovakia. There are two-week courses at Oxford, in England, and the university of Vienna, Austria. She is an elementary librarian at the university of Chicago. She will join the group of 38 at Cedar Falls June . J5, sailing from Montreal June 18. Car hilt "islaml" Mrth of Bancroft A car driven by Ervin Hanson, 40 of Blue Earth, sustained $500 damage, mostly to the undercarriage, when it hit the west end of the traffic island at the intersection of highways 169 and 9 north of Bancroft. The accident occurred about 1 a.m. Tuesday and was investigated by Sheriff Ralph Und- horst. Hanson told Undhorst he thought he might have fallen asleep. He was not injured and no charges were filed. gets light bid on Athletic park - The. Algona Electric Co. owned by "Si" Roth was awarded a contract for over $6,000 Tuesday .night for construction of new rights for the Athletic Park softball and Little League diamond);. The local firm was low bidder at the letting. Algona Electric had a base bid of $5,983 while other bidders were Packer Electric Co, of Belmond, $6443 base bid and Schoening Electric of Primghar, $7582 base bid. An alternate was taken making the final bid of Algona Electric at $6,552. The letting came at a meeting of the Park Board which is in charge of the extensive renovating of the Athletic Park into a new and beautiful addition to the Algona community. Considerable grading has been done already. The entire project will be spread over about five years. It is expected work on the new lights will begin within several weeks. Bristow home from Viet Nam Spec.- 4C Robert Bristow, Irvington, arrived home Saturday night from Viet Nam where he was crew chief on the helicopter,- Hughie. He left Saigon May 21 and was flown to San Francisco and then on to Ft. Dodge. He has a months leave before reporting to Ft. Mucker, Ala. for another assignment. He left for the Near East May 29 and was there eight days short of a year. i AT COLLEGE PARTY j The College of St. Catherine I and the Alumnae Association : was host to 79 students and their mothers at a tea for alumnae and daughters May 24. From : the Algona area was Mrs. Dan- 1 iel Bray and her daughters Eli- Z^beth and Patricia, both sophu-, mores at the College of St. Catherine. STQRIS CLOSE Almost all Algona retail stores wjll be closed Monday, May 31, in observance of Memorial Day. Trees uprooted, top of silo blown down Heavy winds, of near tornado intensity, struck a several- mile section in the Good Hope area Monday night northwest of Algona. At least five farms in the area had damage, with the Harley Troutman farm 2 miles west and '/4-mile north of Algona reporting the severest damage. The strong winds were a part of a storm that struck Kossuth County early in the evening. The damage was done in the area about 7:50 p.m. Nearly an inch of rain also fell during the evening. Mr, Troutman was talking on the telephone when the storm struck with such a noise that the caller on the other end of the line asked who was honking the horns in his yard. Mrs. Troutman was not at home at the time. TROUTMAN lost two cattle sheds when the roofs were blown off an old one and a new one. The roof was blown off a 20x40-foot silo also on the farm. Mr. Troutman said he couldn't see if it was a tornado that struck the farm because it was too dark but it came'from the southwest. Damage to other farms in the area were as follows: Charles Dearchs farm, across the road south of Troutman, lost several hog. houses. Walter Heerdt farm, first place north of Troutman, had trees uprooted. Matt Weydert farm, north of Heerdt's, several buildings moved off foundations. Donald Riebhoff farm, had windows blown out of the home. The storm was one of several that hit Kossuth County the past week. Another continued much of the night Tuesday dropping another .87 of rain on the area. HEAVY WIND damage was reported in the Burt area about 8:30 p.m. Monday, or roughly 30 minutes after the storm struck the Good Hope area. The 3urt Co-op Elevator had dam- ge to the roof of the feed house nd coal bins. Small buildings in town were amaged and farm buildings on he Clifford Lovstad farm near Burt were reported damaged. Truck hits underpass SILO DAMAGED ON THE HARLEY TROUTMAN FARM. north of Algona PIECE OF STEEL WRAPPED AROUND A FENCE POST A FEW HUNDRED YARDS FROM THE TROUTMAN FARM. Two far Boys Stale from Bancroft Bancroft — Donald Kockler and Eugene Bormann have been named to attend Havvkeye Boys State it was announced this week. McKinnon American Legion post of Bancroft will provide transportation. Both are juniors at St. John's high school. Donald is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Kockler while Eugene is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Bormann.. A pick-up truck driven by Leroy A. Jacobson of rural Titonka ran into the abutment of the Milwaukee railroad underpass north of Algona on highway 169 about nine o'clock Tuesday morning. The truck traveled on about 100 feet before it went into the ditch on the east side of the four lane highway. According to Mr. Jacobson he was driving about 45 miles per hour. Damage to the front end of the vehicle was estimated at $600. He was charged with failure to have his car under control. Picnic, lourney at North Kossuth club Bancroft — The North Kossuth Golf Club will hold a picnic and golf tournament Monday, May 31, over the Memorial day weekend. The program will start at 2:30 p.m. with games and entertainment for the children. There will be two-ball foursomes for adults about the same time. Dinner will be served beginning at 5 p.m. at a cost for $1 for adults and 75 cents for children. DIVORCE IS GRANTED A divorce was granted in district court Friday to Frances Beitz from Fred Beitz. They were married in January, 1923, and are Algous residents.