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toper By Russ Waller * * » They may not get any moose S- ()but , they could s ct s °™ frostbitten toes and fingers we refer to Grady Phillips, Clyde and Berl Priebe, who lefy Sunday for Canada to go moose hunting. They were to stay overnight at International Falls, Minn. Monday morning the temperature reports from there were 11 degrees below zero Grady said he was going along to 'keep the brothers from fighting," but it could wind up with three in one sleeping bag. * * * * We had one war in Americar history attributed in part to the arousing of public passions by the Hearst press. We refer to the Spanish - American War — "Re member the Maine", etc. Now it seems that we have another segment of the press doing a lot of second-guessing, too, and also pertaining to Cuba. It seems to us that the Administration did a pretty fair job of eliminating the missile and nuclear threat from that island, and without actual bloodshed. But there are some not content with this solution, even if temporary. They still seem to want more direct invasion action . . . and it's so easy to say "Let's you and him fight," so long as you sit on the sidelines. » « • Speaking of fighting. Coach Howie SU-plienson of the Algona Bulldogs, nskecl to comment on the brief but lension- packcd moments at Webster City last Saturday night, said: "Well. I didn't see any of our boys heading for the lot-ker room!" ESTABLISHED 1865 Entered as •second class matter at the postofflee at Algona, Iowa. Nov. 1, 1932, under Act of Congress of March 3, 1879. AL60NA, IOWA, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 1962 Silver Anniversary, Dec. 16 Don Blanchards, Lone Rock 3 SECTIONS - 22 PAGES P ]US 8 Page Tabloid VOL. 97 - NO. 49 Shorly Elscheid says that sinci this column mentioned his Ban ties, the fowls have gained sucl a good opinion of themselves that they are now laying eggs twice as big as before. * » * For many a year we have been a reader of Harlan Miller's column in the Register, and of late we have noted a certain trend that leads us to believe that Harlan must be at or near 60 years of age. In bygone days, Marian's prose tended to hit the light side of life, with a touch of sex here and there. But of late Harlan has developed a tendency to concentrate on food, the menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner from day to day. And judging by the menu. Harlan is not a Spam sandwich man. Maybe he can tell us more of this writing phenomena and change of pace? » * » Thn message from your Fire Department regarding caution with Christmas trees, to prevent possible fire, is worth heeding . . . and congratulations to Chief Ira Kohl for his appointment to high office in the state fire prevention organization. Lone Rock — Mr. and Mrs. Don Blanchard of Lone Rock will be honored at a 25th wedding anniversary open house from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, December 16th, a the Lone Rock Presbyterian church. There will be a short program at 3 p.m. The couple's children are sponsoring the occasion, and all friends and relatives are inviled. No special invitations will be sent. Mabel Howe and Don Blanchard were married December 11, 1937, at Paullina, Iowa. Rev. A. A. Howe, uncle of the bride, performed the ceremony. The Blanchards have three children: Mrs. Wendell Steven (Donna) of Laurens; Craig, a junior at the University of Iowa; and Susan, a seventh grade student at Sentral. There are two grandchildren: Pamela and Jeffrey Steven. During the early years of their marriage, Don played professional and semi-pro baseball. In this area, he was with the champion Albert Lea Packers of the Southern Minnesota League and the Mason City Legionnaires and Bancroft Lions of the Iowa State League. With the exception of ten years spent at Plymouth, they have lived their entire lives in this area. Mrs. Blanchard grew up in Bancroft. Mr. Blanchard's home town is Lone Rock. He is now principal of the Sentral Community School. Mrs. Blanchard teaches in the elementary grades of Sentral. (UDM Engraving) 34 Pay Visit To Cherokee State Hospital Thirty-four Kossuth county folks made a trip to Cherokee to visit the Mental Health Institute last Thursday, Dec. G, on Kossuth County Day at that state institution. A seminar, conducted by doctors, officials and consultants in psychological and psychiatric therapy, was held in the morning and the guests were taken on a tour of all buildings and wards. Following a noon luncheon, a panel discussion was held in the afternoon. A second tour followed, with visits to various rooms where patients are taught and encouraged in painting, weaving, carpentry and various forms of recreation under guided therapy. Emphasis was made on the efforts to rehabilitate the mentally ill toward a goal of living a useful, normal life. Whereas bars were formerly in evidence, the bars are now gone and doors are left unlocked to create an attitude of freedom and confidence on the part of the patients. There are 800 patients and 500 employees at Cherokee, and over 1000 acres of land. The following made the trip, arranged for by the board of supervisors and the Board of Social Welfare. Casey Loss Sees Liquor, Legislator Is Apprehensive, Sales Tax Rise Kossuth county's stale representative, Casey Loss, predicted thai the forthcoming session of the state legislature, which convene* Monday. Jan. 14, will have two major problems. And he should know. He will be the ranking democrat in thn house of representatives, and has seen a member of the Interim Committee on Budget and Finance Control, during the period between egislative sessions. The first problem will be taxes Kossuth's representative believes- the second will be the question of liquor control and possible legalized liquor-by-the-drink in the state. Taxes, Key State Issues Iriite^ Eject Boys 4-H Officers Thought of the Week: No mariner ever distinguished himself on u calm sea. * * * The telephone company has a least one patron who made hi feelings known with regard to UK new all-digit numbers. He wrote out a check to pay his phone bill Using numbers corresponding tt the letters on a dial phone the check read — "To — 722434-283537 4663; Signed — 262-22473." The phone company took it! * *• t Dottie Grei-nberg. the Pauline Frederick of KLGA, reports tha her cookie-tea last week was rea good, with enough cookies left over so that some could be sent to shut ins as appropriate gifts of the season. Heck, and none for our of fice coffee breaks! » * * Memo to our Police Traffic Dept. — Merry Christmas, fellows (bet that fooled 'em). » * * One local gent complained to his wife of the dullness of his razor. "Why that can't be," came her reply, "your whiskers can't possibly be tougher than my lead pencil." * * * One of the primary functions of a liberal education is to cultivate liberty of thought... but sometimes as we pass law upon law you may wonder if everyone understands this. * * * Famous Last Line — (from the new Druggists Mutual calendar): Your good ideas will always work when you do. Bancroft Sergeant One Of Crew On New I.B.M. A Bancroft Air Force master sergeant, Francis E. Wil- nelmi, was one member of a trew which participated in special ceremonies, today, Dec. 11. in which the nation's first operational complex for launching the Minuteman Intercontinental Ballistic Missile was turned over to the Strategic Air Command and placed on alert. The ceremony took place at Mahlstrom Air Force Base in Montana. Sergeant Wilhelmi, son of Mrs. Frank X. Wilhelmi, Bancroft, is a missile maintenance superintendent in the 341st Strategic Missile Wing, the command which will maintain the Minuteman facilities in combat-ready alert status. The sergeant, a graduate of St. John's High School is married to the former Margaret K. Valentine of 215 N. Harlan. of Algona. The two flights of the strategic bombardment ICBM now operational and on alert here, are the first of more than 800 Minuteman missiles due to be placed in the Strategic Air Command weapons inventory. The solid-fuel, three-stage Minuteman is designed for 6,500 miles range and is built for instantaneous response to enemy attack. Algona — Jens Sorensen, Milton Norton, Harold Siefer Jr., Richard Norton, Norbert Bruegmann, Don Potter, Mrs J. C. Everds, Mrs James Will, Mrs Daniel Bray, Mrs Karl Kiilsholm, Mrs Alma Pearson, Mrs Beulah Richardson, Joyce Hayden, Mrs Wm. Patez, Mrs E. M. Huber and Mr and Mrs Heiko Clapp. Lone Rock — Mrs A. J. Cotton. Bancroft — Mrs Joe Vollmai- and Mrs Wallace McArthur. Burt — Rev. Wm. Bohi. Lakota — Mrs Henry Steenhard. LuVerne — Charles Plathe and Mr and Mrs Adrian Harig. Swea City — Art Renger. Whittemore — Mrs Lawrence Gade, Francis Kollasch, Virgil El bert and Louis Studer. C. Livingston Dies In Ariz.; Rites Saturday Funeral services for Charles Livingston, 80, former resident o Algona, were held Saturday a Mesa, Ariz. Mr Livingston, who lived here for several years unti he and his wife moved to Apachi Junction, Ariz, in 1957, died Thurs day night following major surgery at Phoeniz hospital. Burton Har mes, Algona, flew to Mesa and at tended the rites. Mr Livingston was born at Minburn April 8, 1882 and was married to Mabel Streinz in 1926. After arriving here, he was a salesman for the Norton Machine Co. anc later was associated with the Algona Welding Shop before starting his own shop here in 1945, located on highway 18 north of town. He was a partner in the business with Mr Harmes before he sold out and went to Arizona. Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons and two daughters by a previous marriage. They are Fred, Phoenix, Ariz., Francis, St. Joseph, Mich., Shirley Sanders of Wilford and Mrs Margaret Rheinhardt, Hollywood, Calif. Knee Surgery Wesley — Bob, 18-year-old son of Hr. and Mrs. George Ricke had :nee surgery Dec. 4 at Mercy hos- »ital, Ft. Dodge, and remained here six days. He will wear a ast for six weeks. Homecoming At Lakota, Dec. 14 Homecoming for the Lakota Consolidated School will be held Friday, Dec. 14, it has announced by Clayton Helvick, principal of the school. All graduates and friends ore invited. A basketball game with Armstrong will begin at 7 p.m. Queen candidates arc Donna Paulsen, Marilyn Rippentrop, Patsy Tjaden, Cheryl Anderson. Nativity Scene Opens Dec. 15 Through Dec. 26 Algona's famed Nativity Scene will be open to public viewing from Dec. 15 through Dec. 26, at the Fairgrounds in Algona, it has been announced and is to be in charge of the Methodist Men's Club. Dalas Klein is chairman of the committee in charge. Sundays the Nativity will be open from noon to 9 p.m., and on other days from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. The scene svas originally con- tructed by German prisoners of war at the prison camp west of Algona, site of the present Algona irport. Xmas Boxes The Coffee Club met with Mrs. dike Arend Monday evening. oxes were filled for children at he School for Retarded. There vas a gift exchange and games rere played. Lunch was served by he hostess. Clint Lighter Passes; Rites Are Held Here Funeral services for Clint Ligh ter, 76, resident of Algona for the past 24 years, were held Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Methodist church, with Rev. N. M. Coughenour officiating. Burial followed at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens and McCullough's Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Max Miller. Anton Didriksen, Lyle Steele, John Thompson, Percy Brink and Brian Asa. Masonic rites were held Friday evening at the funeral chapel. Mr Lighter, who had suffered for some time with a heart ailment, died at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, at the home of his son, Dwaine, nere. Born at Conrad in Grundy coun- .y, Mr Lighter was the son of George and Jane Wilhelm Lighter, iis date of birth was May 20, 1886. He was married to Myrtle Ellis April 4, 1916 at Cumberland, Wis. ind the Lighters came to Algona from Bode in 1938. He was manager of the Miller Lumber Co here prior to his retirement in 1950. Mr Lighter was a member o the Masons, Royal Arch and Con sistory, Past Master of Prudence Lodge here and past patron of the Eastern Star. He is survived by his wife; a son, Dwaine, Algona; a daughter Marian (Mrs LeRoy Petersen) Humboldt; a brother, Clyde, Des Moines; a sister, Gladys (Mrs Frank Fanning), Moneta; six grandchildren; and one great- grandchild. Two brothers and two sisters preceded him in death. Law Officers To Hold Meeting At Burt Hall An informal meeting, which is open to the general public, for law enforcement of Kossuth county, will be held at the city hall, Burt, onight (Tuesday) at 7:30 p.m. Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst and Coun- y Attorney Gordon Winkel are :ooperating to make the meeting one that will be worthwhile. Sales Tax Boost? In 1947, Representative Loss points out, the total cost of operating the State of Iowa was 77 million dollars. In lf)62 this total cost has risen to 193 millions. There has been a state surplus from previous years which has gradually diminished in the past several years, so today the state can no longer tap this "reserve" when needed. In his opinion, if Iowa finds it must procure added tax revenue somewhere, the most likely source will be the sales tax. Other possibilities are a tax on liquor, or an increase in the stale income tax. Casey is of the opinion that gasoline taxes and cigarette taxes are carrying about all the tax they can, but he added "it looks as though we would have to go someplace for more revenue." Properly Tax Kelief There is much pressure for "property tax relief", Mr Loss pointed out, but actual property tax relief can come only on the local level, since it is entirely a local tax. The only alternative would be to increase some form of state tax, and then rebate a portion to the counties, "out of one pocket into the other", so to speak. He pointed out that even a state "pro-rata" rebate to counties for property tax relief would mean nothing if local taxing bodies then upped their budgets for more money. The taxpayer would find no relief at all; in fact he would be paying another additional tax somewhere down the line. Property taxes, as paid in county courthouses, are a combination of taxes levied to support county, city, town and township governments, and public school systems They are all local. Views On Liquor-By-Drink Kossuth county's state representative said he had an open mind on the question of liquor-by- the-drink. He said he might consider voting "yes" on the proposition, if proper controls were included in such a bill, including self-policing fees and without al- owing an excess of retail estab- ishments. As a former Kossuth county sheriff he has been familiar with problems pertaining to liquor or a good many years. Casey said he had visited with many folks in the area on the lj. quor subject. He said he would not favor any form of local option. The latter, in his belief, would lead to one county fight after another at every election. It would also result in people driving from one dry area to a wet one. "It would be better to have either an open state, or a dry one with state stores," he said. He added one word of warning. "Governor-Elect Hughes means what he says when he advocates either liquor-by-drink or real enforcement of our present laws." His Prophecy Loss predicted that the coming session of the legislature, which will be entirely republican-controlled, although with a democratic governor, will be known as a "tax- raising legislature." It cannot help but be, he said, with all the various budget requests. He cited :he askings of the State Board of Regents, as a good example. "Only one tax - supported unit in the state has lowered its request in appropriations," he pointed out. "That is the Spauish-Araericau War Veterans." The coming problems to be fac- Casey Loss ed are really not party issues, Representative Loss feels. They are problems, due largely to the fact that the economic growth of Iowa hasn't been sufficient to replenish or add to the state treasury income. The Legislature must find a way. And it might hurt. 5 Below Here Puts End To Mild Trend New boys com, y 4-11 officers were elected at the Farm Bureau building here Saturday afternoon. Following the election, the four boys shown above were installed by the out-going officers rlnh lor," 6 * ?"i™ 8 r^'', scalcd - Dennis Newp| . President. Fi-nlnq club, left and Arme Lmde, secretary-treasurer, Swea-Harrison club Mndscn - vico prcsickl|lt ' Plum tv «-' k <i 'ft, reporter, Greenwood club Is' cnn 'l! dutcs for tlollnt >' offlw. Retiring officers are. n ,, '^" a »V ly \ P ri ' sldenl . 0 «y<cn Mut/Bcr. Whitlcmore, , P .ui Miller, Burt, .secretary-treasurer, and Chris ard, Wesley, reporter. in nr« nOW r H° yS '' minty ° fficcrs aml Sirls county officers will IIP Annev hnr,° t. • 1 %T nl , y °( f ' Cer trailling seho0 ' ;lt tht> hi « h «'»™>l Pin.; nxt u' S Salurcla y. beginning at I: If, p.,,,. , Kxtens.on Office Photo—I'DM Engraving) All good things must come to an end, someone once said. And with the weather around Kossuth county, this happened in a hurry Monday evening anc Tuesday morning. After a mild fall and early win ter, the temperature plunged to five below zero early this morning (Tuesday), coldest of the present winter. There was also some The week's weather: Rate Hi Low Prec Dec. 4 56 33 Dec. 5 35 21 Tr Dec. 6 25 6 Tr Dee. 7 31 11 Dec. 8 27 19 Dec. 9 21 7 Dec. 10 18 7 Dec. 11 5 Tr . Huge Safe Is Too Much For Thieves Here Break-in artists, who force< open a sliding door at Herb'.' 1 roduce building on South Phillips street here sometime Wednesday Hfiht, Dec. 5, found a huge safe nside the structure a little bit too lifficult for them to handle Herb Leighter, owner of the iroduce business discovered the break-in and attempted safecracking job when he arrived al work the following morning and Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst Lindhorsl and local police were culled to investigate. At times, the firm keeps on hand large amounts of cash which is u.sed to pay fur poultry und eggs brought in by patrons. The would- be sale crackers, who may have hoped to ge some money for Christmas shopping, apparently knew of the possibility of finding the cash, and made a try for ii Once inside the building, (lumen apparently didn't have enough room in the front office to work on the safe, which weighs 1,500 pounds, so they moved i( to a larger room near the rear of the building. The safe was tipped on its back, but an attempt at peeling the frame off it proved unsuccessful The dial was removed from the tront of the safe. An electric wall clock stopped at 1:55 a.m. when an extension cord leading to it was disconnect ed, probably when the men at- tool. Sheriff Lindhorst has hof-n working on available clues. It is apparent (hat more than onp in .n was involved in the attempt he- cause of the way the safe was jostled around the building. tempted to plug in an electrical city police Oct. U Three Candidates File Election Cost Statements Three candidates for county of- liee in the recent R<-m-ral election, t'lara Walker, county record.T, (iordon Wmkcl. i.mm\ attorney * and Homer McCarthy, candidate Tor county supervisor, filed su.-iii statements showing their elect inn expense with County Auditor M.HL- Uoore recently. Actually, all candidates are n-- qmred In law In file such a sworn statement, hut the law docs not jrovide a penally for failure ID do o. The statements are supposed ) tie filed within '',0 d<i\s following lie election According to statements filed. Irs Walker .spent $.M. Winkel till.50, and McCarthy $r>4 7i lor lection expenses Man Fined $500 For Second OMVI Count Emery Chapin was fined $r.OO and costs in district court here this week after he changed his plea from not yuilty to guilty (o a charge of OMVI. second offence. Judge G. \V Stillinaii It-vied the fine. Chapin was arrested here by

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