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X State Iowa 9<x»i«ty RUM Wallet Harold M. Burgess, manager of the Union Slough Federal game refuge, says that the Union Slough refuge is currently not a satisfactory refuge for waterfowl during migration.- He says that wild geese are generajly shot when they first come into the refuge or on their first feeding forays outside, *and 'before they learn' the boundaries of the relatively small ahd narrow refuge. Burgess points out that the buildup of undisturbed flocks of geese on Union Slough refuge would decoy thousands of migrants to use the area, and thai the feeding overflow from such a concentration would provide excellent hunting . . . "but apparently none of the hunters will give up the chance for any goose Just to provide better hunting in the future," Burgess states. • * * He say* the current method of hunting is deadly efficient. Hunters park their cars on county roads overlooking the refuge; when a goose flys out they pursue it by car until it alights to feed, drive as close as possible, and then stalk it on foot attempting to slaughter as many as possible and divide the bag later. Weekly waterfowl inventories show that fewer geese all the time are stopping at Union Slough. The League of Women Voters had a good idea, to our way of thinking, when it resurrected discussion about possible fluoridation of the Algona city water supply. Only thing is, seems that they were told something about a new city well to be dug within the next year and the idea is that maybe we better wait and sea if the new well contains fluoridated water. This leaves us somewhat puzzled! The question is whether or not fluorldation of city water is beneficial to teeth or isn't. If it is, why wait a year or so more to test another city well? If it isn't, let's forget the matter. The World Health organization, incidentally, has stepped into the controversy with a resounding, vote for fluoridation %per 3@& ESTABLISHED 1863 Entered a§ second class matter at the poatotfle* at Algotia. AiAAiuA inu/A +unntnAv **+*«*• «« ««*•» Iowa. No*. 1. 1932. under Act o* Congress of March 8. 1879. ALOQNA, IOWA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3t, 1957 3 SECTIONS-74 PAGES VOL. 94 - NO. 44 Farm Bureau Favors 3% Sales Tax Tonight's The Night For Kids Big Halloween Party Several new "wrinkle/" are on tap for the Lloni Club annual kids Halloween party tonight (Thursday), when it is expected hundreds of kids, little and biff, will turn out in costume and en* Joy cash prises, games and refreshments, courtesy of the Lions. The spook party gets underway promptly at 7tOO p.m. tonight, with the big parade starting at Courthouse square, and 1 wending its way to the Athletic field, where costume judging, etc. will take place. There will be age groups for any and all kids, and costume classifications are Ghosts, Cowboys and Cowgirls, Witches, Clowns, Ho- bees and miscellaneous. The new "wrinkles" come in an additional number of cash prices,.so more kids can go home with hard money in hand, and the addition of four new Grand Prise awards, $5.00 each for the grand winners of Most Humorous, Most Beautiful, Most Elaborate ,and Most Original cos- iutnes. Entries for these special awards will be selected by the judges from each age group. There'll be several hundred dollars in shiny new money passed out during the evening. Kids — get in that costume. Be at Courthouse square at 7:00 p.m. sharp tonight. The Lions will take it from there, under Don Hetnmingsen and Maynard Miller, co-chairmen. Mayor Battle, Annexation Vote, Top Election Here A two-man race for mayor, but a city council election with only four candidates on the ballot for the six councilmanic posts, will go to Algona voters next Tuesday. Since the deadline for filing, however, two names have been mentioned as likely write-in candidates for the council spots where there are no regular nominees. The lineup at the moment, and as it will be presented to voters on the ballot: For Mayor Dr. C. C, Shierk, incumbent Frank Vera For Councilman First Ward — no nominee. Second Ward — no nominee. ... a committee report of the United Nations health agency says one part of fluorine to every million parts of water will prevent tooth decay. « « » A saver of old souvenirs brought in a restaurant menu from Minneapolis dated Oct. 21, 1939...roast leg of lamb, cranberry jelly, scalloped potatoes, buttered new peas, sliced tomato salad, rolls, beverage, choice of dessert — for 70 cents ... baked lake trout, 70 cents; tenderloin steak, etc., 80 cents... time marches on! * * * We note that right after Jayne Mansfield visited the U. S. aircraft carrier Tarawa in Rotterdam harbor, the carrier collided with an Italian steamship. Maybe we better unleash a half dozen like Jayne on the Russians ... sort of our own secret weapon; something to offset Sputnik! * * • One of the most interesting versions of the chain letter is now making the rounds, but without using the U.S. Mails. Some fantastic tales of results have been reported. The deal is that you buy the letter for $37.50.' Then you in turn buy two U.S. Savings Bonds at $18.75 each, for a total investment of $75. Then you make two copies of the letter you bought, adding your name to the list at the bottom, and having the bonds made out to the person at the top of the list. This name is then dropped off the list at the top and everyone else moves up. You sell each of the new copies of the letter you have made to someone else for $37.50 and give each purchaser one bond which he in turn mails to the person designated. Thus you have recovered your total investment of $75 and your name is now on the list for bonds. In due course of time your name reaches the top of the list and YOU begin receiving bonds... or so the plan is presumed to work. * * * This letter-bond deal has tome punch at that. It seems to have originated up around Albert Lea or Austin, Minn, and local folks say they know of several persons who have been receiving bonds like manna from heaven... the purchasers of letters are urged to sell them only to people with "integrity" aad they are not sent through the U.S. mails, and as a result the United States postoffice department is not involved. The purchaser of each letter has to get out and sell his two letters to get his money back, and also to insure getting his name into the list of potential bond receivers. Arnie Elbert, in : John Dreesman, Third Ward cumbent. Fourth Ward incumbent. Councilmen at Large (two to be elected) — Vic Parsons and Byron Richardson, incumbents, Present counciJmen who did not file for reelection were Bob Barnes, . first ward, and Leon Laird, second ward. Barnes was named last July to succeed Gene Furst, who resigned. Mentioned as write-in candidates were Stan Muckey in the first ward and Jim Whittemore in the second ward. The second ward is the largest ward in Algona. There seem to be no specific issues in the mayor race except the matter of city expenses. Vera is running on a platform of economy in city government. Shierk says he will stand on his record while in office. Possibly as interesting as actual election will be the question of wWether or not voters wish to annex 160 acres of land at the southeast edge of Algona into the city. A simple majority is needed to carry the issue, not 60 percent, as previously believed. While there has been no unusually vigorous opposition to the proposed annexation, those who do oppose it say that it will result in increased costs to the city to improve the area with municipal facilities. Polls'will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. with voting in the usual places — 1st ward in Legion Hall, 2nd ward at Algona high school, 3rd ftard at Third Ward School, and 4th ward at the City Hall. LUVERNE HAS TWO OUT FOR MAYOR Henry Loerwald, present mayor of LuVerne, and August Pergande ,will oppose each other next Tuesday in a contest far the mayor's job. The present five couneilmen are unopposed. They are Dr. John Skogmo, James Mallory, Wayne Sanford, Ernest Meyer and Earl Johns, Verlaine Johnson Is a candidate for treasurer, unopposed, The town clerk is Harold Trauger, an appointive position. PERSUAPE OLSON TO RUN AT WEST BEND Mayor J. A. Olson has been persuaded to again be a candidate for Mayor of West Bend. He has no opposition on the ballot. Councilmen nominated are all Incumbents, Elmer Cole, Roy Forsytfce, Leo Montag, tudwig Reinen and R. G. Wilson. Jeanne Simmons is candidate for treasurer. NO CONTESTS APPEAR AT WHITTEMQBE Whittenwre's present town officials are all candidates for reelection. They are Ralph Bauer, mayor; and Elmer Maahs, Russell Medin, Francis Mullin, Ralph Nichols and 'Wilbur Roeder, councilmen. WRITE-IN CANDIDATE FOR FENTON COUNCIL There is no contest for mayor of Fenton, with Gus Krause a candidate for reelection. Five nominees appear in the ballot, and a sixth has announced as a write-in candidate, minees are Frank Regular no- McFall, Ed Meyer, Don Steinberger, Marion Stucki and Clarence Yager. The latter two are now candidates, the others incumbents^ Walter Pertl will be date. a write-in candi- 2 CANDIDATES FOR MAYOR AT BURT There are two candidates in the field for mayof at Burt. Nels Nelson, incumbent, will be opposed by Milfred Smith in next Tuesday's election. The five incumbent councilmen ,E. P. Frederickson, O. H .Graham, George Manus, J. L. Miller and Donald Patterson, have opposition. Olher candidates for the council are George Becker and Glee Bullock, with five to be elected. Wet Beans And Corn A Local Farm Problem Farmers of this area are somewhat worried over how they are going to handle this year's big corn crop — and some have still to pick some of their soybeans, a harvesting process usually finished by this time. It is estimated that about 20 percent of the beans have not yet been picked, due to wet weather the past several weeks. There is still plenty of time to pick corn, but moisture content in some fields has increased rather than decreased in the past week or so, although this week tests showed the moisture content was beginning to drop again. Less than 10 percent of the corn has been harvested to date, But Would Use Extra Cent For Property Relief Annual Meeting, Election Held At Burt Tuesday , All male officers were t&- elected, farm policy resolutions for 1958 were passed unanimously and Gov. Herschel C. Loveless delivered the featured talk during the annual meeting of the Kossuth County Farm Bureau in the Burt high school gymnas* ium Tuesday night. A large crowd was in attendance. Harry Naffziger,' LuVerne, president; Glenn Gabrielson, Sex* ton, vice president; Harold Hunt, Algona, secretary; and Henry Looft, Fenton, treasurer; were reelected for 1958. Other candidates, for office, named by a three-man nominating committee, were Donald Budlong, Glen Clark, Clark Miller and Charles Nygaard for the offices of president through treasurer. Women's Committee Named New officers of the county women's committee for 1958 are Mrs Clarence Brandt, Titonka, chairman; Mrs Randall Clark, Algona, vice chairman; and Mrs M ,J. Cunningham, Burt, publicity chairman. A Bancroft youth .Kenneth Helldorfer, was named Farm Bureau Young People's representative to the county Farm Bureau board. The lengthy list of resolutions was passed without opposition or question and will be used to guide the county delegate to the state convention later. Here are the resolutions: National issues — Continue present taxes but reduce military* spending and increase payments,, on national debt; Develop new uses for agricultural products; Present livestock check-off programs .should remain as they are; Not in favor of federal aid to education; Favor legislation to prohibit use of live hog cholera virus and believe all ho£s sold from farm to farm or from market to farm should be vaccinated for cholera and erysipelas with a modified bacterin; In favor of changing trading unit from bushel to hundred weight; Against raising minimum wage rate and not in favor of extending the minimum wage to agriculture workers. On farm programs; the organization favors less dependence on the government in the future for farm programs; favors the soil bank setup; favor elimination of payments for practices that increase production and emphasize payments for soil 'conservation programs such as contouring and grass seeding; and not n favor of strict marketing quotas Form Bureau Officers For 1958 New Farm Bureau officers for 1958. elected Tuesday night at that organization's annual meeting in the Burt high school gymnasium, are shown in the above photo. They are, left to right, front row, Mrs Clarence Brandt, Titonka, chairman, Mrs Randall Clark, Algona, vice chairman, and Mrs Merwyn Cunningham, publicity chairman, of the ladies Farm Bureau group, and back row, left to right, Kenneth Helldorfer, Bancroft, Farm Bureau Young People's representative to the county board, Glenn Gabrielson, Sexton, vice president, Henry Looft, Fenton, treasurer, Harold Hunt, Algona, secretary, and Harry Naffziger, LuVerne, president of the men's Farm Bureau organization. All of the officers of the men's group were re-elected, while the others are new in their positions. A large crowd attended the annual meeting. The regular business acted upon, besides, the election of officers, included passage of resolutions for 1958. Featured speaker was Gov. Herschel Loveless. (UDM Flashfoto-Engraving) • . people of the county to cooperate with the extension program, SCS and ASC programs. t j ."Loveless: "No Cure All" The talk by Gov. Loveless stressed the rural economic problems that face the state at present. compared to about one year ago now. 60 percent Rain, muddy fields and high humidity has increased the hazard of cribbing immature corn, and most area farmers are willing to wait . Those who have cribbed corn are reported taking daily samples to catch any signs of heating. on all agricultural products .instead for eliminating acreage allotments and making loans .at a le/vel that will provide an ever- normal granary, but not support prices above the long-term free market. State issues — In favor of a 3 percent sales tax, if tfne percent will be used for property tax relief on school cost; Establish a maximum millage rate for education; In favor of v !2 percent and not more than 25 percent of total school costs from state aid; Favor a new school finance pla.n with differential tax levies on rural and urban properties based on the number of children in the respective areas. Favor elimination of tax exemption on 'income property owned by educational institutions; Not in favor of full-time state weed commissioner; Oppose county manager form of government; and in favor of further study for use of county income tax collections to relieve school costs, rather than the present plan based on property taxes. County issues — Encourage Gov. Loveless 5 County 4-H Members Can Win Trips To Chicago Arrangements hare been completed for the 1957 Chicago and International Livestock Exposition Award trip, according to Doug Sherwin, trip chairman. The Cooperative Elevators of Kossuth will sponsor the trips for five outstanding hoy» and live outstanding girls and two local club leaden. Special tour* have been arranged through Republic Steel, th* Observation Peck of the Prudential BuUding. Chicago's Board of Trade, the world famous Hall of Science and Industry, a two hour sight seeing tour through Chicago's Maxwell Street area. North Michigan Avenue, University of Chicago campus, Washington and Jackson Parks and, of course, the 1857 International Livestock Exposition, Ample lr*» timf>ii b»tog provided for optional triple All the Cfo«a Elevator* of Jh* county have made plant to take part to the trip except the LuVern* Elevator. Loveless said, "I don't have a cure-all for all of the problems", then discussed, with the use of facts and figures, how farmers in Iowa have fared badly in recent years. Increased dutput per man has increased production each year since 1950 and while costs of products needed by the farmer have increased about 20 percent, prices received by farmers for their products have declined 13 percent. "And while this 13 percent decrease to the fawners has been taking place," continued Loveless, "retail prices on those same farm products have gone up 17 percent." The per hour rate of pay for farmers has fallen off rapidly since 1951 and net income has dropped from $4600 to $4100 during the same period. The change has brought about more and more part-time, off - farm work by farmers in an attempt to increase income lost as prices on farm goods dropped. "The welfare of all residents in the state of Iowa is the number one target right now," said the governor, "and we're attempting to lure more large industries into the state to furnish employment for the increasing number of farm people moving to towns and cities as the farmer gets a steadily shrinking share of the national income." Loveless closed with an appeal for greater driving safety on Iowa's secondary roads, where a 60 percent increase in deaths has occurred in the past eight months, The governor arrived by plane from Kansas City for the meeting at Burt. Financial Report A financial report, given by Henry Looft, treasurer, for a nine month period ending Sept. 30, indicates ihe Farm Bureau has $38,276.81 in assets and a $2,253,97 balance of liabilities at present. Net worth of the organization is $36,032.84. Man, 25, Held To District Court In Statutory Sam Schneider, 25, Irvington, was being held in the Kossuth county jail this week, after being bound over to district court on a charge of statutory rape at a hearing before Justice C. H. Ost- winkle in J. P. court here Monday. Bond was set at $5,000 and had not been furnished. Schneider has two previous convictions, both involving cars, and had only recently returned to civilian life. Charges against Schneider were filed by County Attorney Gordon Winkel after parents of a 15 year-old West Bend girl made a complaint. The girl was on probation, after a previous incident in which she and Schneider made a jaunt into several states. The car involved led to Schneider's previous sentence. In other district court action, Second Arrest In Motor Case Lawrence J. Becker of the St. Joe area was charged with feloniously operating and driving a motor vehicle upon the public highway without the consent the owner in Justice C. H. Ostwinkle's court here Wednesday afternoon. Becker waived preliminary hearing and was bound over to the November term of district court. Becker's appearance bond was set at $1000 and was not furnished. He is awaiting trial in the county jail at present. Becker and a Hardy farm laborer, Robert Culp, were taken into custody by Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst several days ago. The pair allegedly took an auto owned by George Schnetzer of Lu- Verne, drove it around for a while, later returning it to a spot near its original parking place. A tire and wheel from the Schnetzer vehicle were later found in Gulp's auto and the arrests followed. Culp was sentenced in district court Monday and taken to Fort Madison by Lindhorst to serve a one year term. Julius Seller, St. Benedict, paid $5 and costs for going through a stop sign in Ost- winkle's court, also this week. Robert Culp, a farmhand from near Hardy, was sentenced td a year in the state penitentiary after a plea of guilty to a charge of operating a motor vehicle without the owner's consent. Judge G. W. Stillman imposed sentence, and Culp was taken to Fort Madison Tuesday by Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst. The car • he borrowed' was owned by George Schnetzer of LuVerne, and was taken from a parking place at LuVerne and later returned. Other new cases filed in district court: Lou Ricke vs. T. B. Simpson, asking judgment for $103.59 in a civil matter. Helen L, Stephens, Algona, is asking a divorce from Ronald L: Stephens. The couple married April 13, 1947. Cruel and inhuman treatment is charged. Anna and Amanda Bormann are plaintiffs with Harold Reding as defendant in an equity matter, involving partition of an estate. Judith Ann Mierson, et al, is plaintiff, and Joe Johnson is defendant, in a civil action involving a note for $1,000. Plaintiff asks judgment for $650 plus interest at 7 percent from March 1, 1957. A pie contest and entertainment were also featured at the meeting. Mrs Paul Voigt, Fenton, arid Mrs John Johannesen, Seneca, were top prize winners in the two-crust and custard divisions, respectively. Babbie Gardner of Swea City offered a couple of tap dance numbers and a Kitchen Klatter Band, featuring a high stepping drum majorette, Mrs Earl Paulsen, Lakota, who wowed the audience while twirling a rolling pin, brought down the house, Win. Bussie, 98, Died Tuesday A 98-year old Avoca, Wisconsin, man, William F. Bussie, died Tuesday here at the home of Mr and Mrs Herman Leeck following a one week illness. Mr Bussie, father of Mr§, Leeck, was visiting the Leecks at the time. Funeral services for Mr Bussie will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in St. John's Lutheran church at Avoca, Wis., with burial to follow there. McCullough's Funeral Chapel is 'in charge of arrangements, Mr Bussie was born at Hamburg, Germany Nov. 15, 1858. He was the son of Mr and Mrs Michael Bussie, He was married to Delia Krohn, who preceded him in death in 1941. A daughter preceded him in death in 1928. Survivors, besides Mrs Leeck, include ten other children, 34 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren. A prayer service was held here Wednesday at McCulloug h's. Santa Claus Coming Santa Claus Day in Algona has been set for Friday, Nov. 29, the day after Thanksgiving- He is due to arrive here about 1:15 p.m. and will bring 2,500 sacks of candy with him. Kids here for the afternoon wilt be guests at & free movie, courtesy pf the Chamber of Commerce. New '58 Cars Make Advent Next 10 Days Chrysler, Ford, General Motors Products .Appear Algona automobile showrooms will glitter like Christmas trees; from now on for the next ten days, with the advent of the new 1958 models — all of which promise plenty of excitement for . showroom visitors. Such new features as compressed air springs, eight front lights, car radios that come out and can be used as portables are just a few awaiting "customer comment" at the showings. Here is a list of what's coming in the new '58's: Thursday, Oct. 31 — '58 Chevrolets at Kossuth Motor Co. (Details in today's UDM). Friday, Nov. 1 — '58 Plymouths, Dodges, Chryslers, Imperials and DeSotos at Percival Motors and J & L Motors. (Details in today's UDM). Thursday, Nov. 6—'58 Fords— 5 series, 22 models — at Kent Motor Co. Friday, Nov. 8 — '58 Oldsomor biles — 60th Anniversary cars-« at Dau's Olds. Saturday, Nov. 9 — '58 Pon« tiacs — Golden Jubilee cars -» at Ernie Williams Pontiac - Cadillac. Tuesday ,Nov. 12 — '58 Mer- curys — 20 different models —• at Taylor Mercury. < '58 Edsels, announced and shown earlier, are also on display, at Schultz Bros. . ; Bishop Mueller To Open School Fund Drive His Excellency the Most Reve^rend Joseph M. Mueller, Bishop of Sioux City will be guest of honor at the opening meeting of the Central Catholic High School Development Fund to be helct Sunday, Nov. 3 at 2 p.m. in St. Cecelia's Church, Algona, Iowa, Attending this opening rally will be the volunteer committee* men of the five parishes taking part in a fund driye to raise money for the new Catholic High School. All, Catholics in the area of the five parishes — St. Benedict, Algona; St. Cecelia's, Algona; St. Joseph, Bode; St, Joseph, Wesley and St. Michael's, Whittemore, have been invited to attend this meeting. The program will include an address by the Very Reverend Monsignor Edward Vollmer, edi« tor of the Globe, the Catholic paper of the Sioux City Diocese, Luke E. Linnan, Algona attorney, who is general chairman of the campaign, will give the committee members their final instructions. Also included in the program will be music and singing by the combined high school choirs of St. Cecelia's, Al- goria, St. Joseph, Bode and Pre* sentatipn Academy, Whittemore, Following the meeting, som« 300 Catholic laymen of South-* ern Kossuth County will make their calls on the Catholic people of the area to raise a sufficient sum to build the new Central Catholic High School. The school is to be built in tha northeast section of Algona and will be large enough to accommodate more than 500 children. It is of modern design including 17 classrooms, science laboratories, cafeteria and combination gym-auditorium. It is planned to open the school in the fall of 1959, Walt Hall Wins Ozark Week End Walt Hall, International Hay, vester dealer in Algona was a winner of an all-expense' week* end vacation Jam'boree for him* sefl and his wife at the Lake of the Ossarks, The Algona Implement .Com', pany qualified for this recognition by selling and delivering their 1957 quote Qf Farms!! and International tractors and Mg* CJormiok combines, and toilers. The Halls itft fhunftay, QcJ* for the beautiful Lake of the arkjj whwe they will b* guest* the Arrowhead Lo4ge,

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