Whittemore Man Gets Conservation Honors FROM THE ATTIC.,. ... TO THE VAULT Hobby - A** Vttvr N< ly Dick Pa!m»r who prices fairly in the first place. This trend is on the increase and I see nothing in it but harm. Former Algona Student Now At Purdue U. Harold "Bud" Winkel of rural Whittemore has been named conservation farmer of the month by the Kossuth County Soil Conservation District according to Julius Baas, chairman of the commissioners. He is pictured here with one of his contoured fields in the background, "Winkel farms 320 acres Including a quarter section owned by Clarence Marso, on which most of the conservation practices have been applied, These practices include contouring, contour field divisions and surface drains. This is the second crop that Bud has farmed on the contour and he reports that contouring has helped check erosion and he has been successful in holding soil moisture. The only problem he has encountered in farming on the contour has been picking corn on the short rows and corners but HEARING AIDS SIE AND HEAR THE NEW MODELS • TINY • INCONSPICUOUS • COMFORTABLE -• 'I PERSONALIZED FITTING INSURES BEST RESULTS. BATTERIES AND SERVICE FOR ALL MAKES. he feels that contouring benefits him enough to off set the inconveniences. He advises farmers just starting to contour not to work too small a field, instead, he believes the whole farm should be contoured. The conservation farmer plans to add additional waterways in the future. Mr. and Mrs. Winkel have the following children: Janet, Barbara, John, Cheryl, Thomas, and twins, Marilyn and Marlene. The Winkels are active in baseball, 4-H and other church and community activities. TOMATO Bob Moylan, Guthrie Center, grew a tomato which tipped the scales at three pounds I A clock that gains or loses one-hundreth second a day is not accurate enough for some scientific purposes. RUPTURE NO OFHATION INJICTION UNDII SWAPS . . . WT INSTIAD. A CUSTOM MAOI APrilANCI FITTfD TO YOU* IODY AND CONDITION. NIW VACUUM BACK PAD HOLDS COMFORTABLY BUT FIIMIY. . HOfWUMN 34 YIAIS OF tPICIALIZID SiHVICI CAUTION! . . NiCKCTIO. lUPTUIf MAT CAUSE WEAKNESS. IACIACHE, NEIVOUSNESS. STOMACH AND OAS PAINS FREE DEMONSTRATIONS ALGONA - HOTEL ALGONA Wednesday, Sept. 22 from 10 a. m. to 3 p. m. HOFFMANN SURGICAL APPLIANCE CO. 3301 COLFAX AVENUE SO. MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. 55408 For some time now, coin collectors have mourned the advantage that stamp collectors have in service from the government in the form of a philatelic agency. Now things are somewhat equal, but not in the manner desired. Instead of bringing coin service up to stamp standards, stamp service has been reduced by the elimination of the agency. In a presumed economy measure, the profit making agency has been eliminated and domestic orders of not less than $25 will be handled by a section of the Washington post office. Just where the savings enter in Is not clear as displaced personnel will be located somewhere else in the postal ser- ice, At best, the claimed savings are largely a statement for the record as post office bookkeeping is in a class by itself. The rationale is that all post offices now automatically receive supplies on new commemorative issues so the service is no longer necessary. This has been true of the normal use values such as the 5 cent and 8 cent airmail. I wonder what the plan is for the other values? The 6 cent air is not available here nor does the local office stock all the values in the regular series or foreign airmail series. When an issue has been sold, the local post office is not likely to order it again. A collector on vacation might well be caught short. Agency service is needed to ensure availability of all values and all postal stationery items, the obtaining of plate blocks and coil line pairs and a supply of previous Issues for special mailings and the request of collector friends abroad. The $25 order limit is absurd. The agency has always charged postage. If this doesn't cover, then the rate could be raised rather than the service eliminated. - o - Several foreign agencies use meter post as our agency does but they include the postage in the form of cancelled stamps within the package. Even with continuation of present con^ post office department could learn a thing or two from the Dutch and Swiss about service. The present action has been undertaken with no consideration whatsoever for the people that the department is, supposed to serve. We have not been asked but have been told. I have generally supported programs of foreign aid, etc., but if we are too poor to afford Notice To Taxpayers TAXES DUE The second installment of real estate and personal property taxes will become delinquent on October l*t. Penalty is % of one per cent for each month. Delinquent list will be published in November as provided by law. If it is not convenient to come in personally, write to this office or contact your local bank. Please check over your receipts and be sure you are paying all your taxes. It is the desire of the Treasurer's office to give every assistance possible, but it is your responsibility to *ee that yoM h«ve receipt* covering all properties on which you wish to pay, including special assessments, perton*! Ux««, or any other tax which you may be assessed. a service equal to some of the underdeveloped countries that we aid, then it is time to do some tending to the home front. Governments have been turned out not because of basic objections, but because of needless, senseless irritations. Many less than $25 patrons of the agency are now very much irritated. While at Virginia Beach, 1 noted that the annual Tidewater Coin Show was scheduled at a motel on the outskirts of Norfolk. This entire area is quite congested, so it is most difficult to know Just what incorporated area you are in, though it doesn't really make much difference. Per usual, I was the first up and, since the four presumably alive humps in the motel room were not a particularly inspiring sight, I left early and found the location soon after the opening hour. The shows held in this area have exhibits that are certainly the equal of any here, particularly in the field of paper money and gold. However, there was an unusual display of counterfeit coins (I wondered about the legal aspects of this), an attractive set of the 3 cent nickel in proof and uncirculated, and a fine specimen of the 1915 $50 gold piece issued for the Panama-Pacific exhibition. The show served as an auction place for the first 15 silver medals commemorating the Cheasapeake bridge-tunnel project, which I understand is something less than a financial success. You have no doubt noted the difference in price at a fair between the Grand and the Reserve Champion beef. Medals, too. The #1 number is usually used as a special presentation piece but here it was offered for auction. The bidding was most spirited. $5 was the selling price for the entire silver supply numbered from 16 and up. All of these had been sold. #1 was finally sold for $104, a considerable sum for prestige. #2 went for a modest, by comparr ison, $20 and number #3 rather oddly sold for $22. Most of the rest brought about $10. Dealer stocks were quite varied, though not more so than here, but prices seemed somewhat high. - o - Paper money, considering condition, was over priced and in some cases not even correctly classified. One dealer had the 3 cent fractional currency priced as the variety with the dark background. This type has a consistent engraved backing in the entire oval. Varieties with a light area in back of the head are all the cheaper type, even though because of weak printing or worn plates, some may appear lighter than others. He had apparently compared his with a worn plate variety, noted a few more lines, then happily concluded that he had the expensive type. I have learned not to try to talk a dealer out of his classification unless he knows you and respects your opinion. I hope no collector ended up with the item. A trend I noted and don't like is the overpricing in the book to allow for barter. This would compare with the business practice of artificial list prices to allow for a presumed bargain. Such a practice only undermines confidence and harms the dealer A bill passed by the legislature requires that County Treasurers SHALL advertise delinquent personal tax in two issues of an official county newspaper in November. If the tax is not paid within ten days after the last publication, distress warrants must be made by the Treasurer and given to the Sheriff for collection. The Sheriff will then seize and sell personal property sufficient to ; pay the tax, interest and costs. ROSELLA VOIGT KOSSUTH COUNTY TREASURER MICHAEL FRENCH Michael French, Rock Falls, m., grandson of Mrs. Mamie Frankl, Algona, and son of Mrs. Helen French, counselor at Rock Falls high school, has elected to forego his senior year of high school in order to attend Purdue University. Very seldom does a student have the academic background to meet admission requirements at Purdue after only three years of high school, however, Michael ranked first in his class last year, was a member of the National Honor Society and other high school groups. He also received the American Legion scholarship award in chemistry at Rock Falls last spring and is an Eagle Scout. He hopes to become a physicist. Special Speaker At Retarded School, Sept. 23 Mrs. Helen Henderson, Field Representative, Iowa Association for Retarded Children, will address a meeting at the Special School, 1708 E. Locust, Algona, Sept. 23, 8:00 p. m. Sponsors of the meeting are local associations for Retarded Children in the following counties: Emmet, Palo Alto, Kossuth, Hancock and Winnebago. Robert Shade, President of the State Association, stated that the special meeting is important in order that people can become better acquainted with advance planning and programming for the mentally retarded. 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