The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 24, 1960 · Page 10
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, May 24, 1960
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J-Alf«no (la.) Upper Det MHrm Tuesday, May 24, 1960 STRICTLY BUSINESS ...... * FACTORS THAT KILL A TOWN Speaking at Britt before the BriH Commercial Club, I. T. Traflord, public relations director for Felco of Ft. Dodge, took a look at some of the problems of small cities and towns and made sdme potent observations. "Low cost transportation, good roads and LOCAl JtALOUSIES are killing many small towns iri Iowa," he bluntly said. The transportation and road fbctor is something that even a good commercial club or chamber of commerce cannot stop. But the mot- ter of local jealousies can be avoided. "The town must forge itself into a strong merchandising group, and businessmen must learn how to sell" added the Ft. Dodge speaker. He stated that surveys have shown that the small town businessman is often the worst salesman in the world with the least interest in the customer, and a great lack of selling and promoting technique. This may be putting it pretty strong, but the speaker backed up his statements with case histories and incidents as reported in the Britt News-Tribune. "It's an atmosphere of jealousy that has a big part in killing a small town," he said. "It's an undercurrent of jealousy in which you hate to see your next door neighbor get ahead. This jealousy is not consistent with our attendance in church on Sunday," he added. Trafford had some other thought-provoking remarks. "An unethical type of business is the pseudo-wholesaler, the discount house or catalog house which tries to make you by-pass your legitimate local merchant who helps develop the community in which you live. The paradox is that bTg firms use cheap third-class postage rates to flood the country with catalogs to steal your business, then you pay taxes to help subsidize me post office losses that make this mailing possible", he pointed out. The old cry of "trade at home" has been heard many times, but Mr Trafford's summary was a blunt one. You either hang together or you hang separately. * * * BACK TO THE ABC'S At Mason City, after 10 years of report cards with "superior, satisfactory," etc. on them, the public schools are returning to the old grading system of achievement as recorded by A,-*B, C, D and F. Well, that makes the cycle complete. Modernism, so called in education, gave rise to the superior, satisfactory, etc. in reporting marks. A parents committee, however, seemed to think that the ABCDF method was more understandable and specific, and recommended the" return to the old-fashioned report system. Could be that they have a point, too'• * * * Secretly we're constanly amazed at the ease with which a person can strike up a conversation here with a stranger and find a friend in no time. — Guihric Center Times. i Upper lil E. Call Street— Ph. CY 4-3535— Algona, Iowa Entered as second class matter at the pos\aUice •I Algona. Iowa, under Act of Congress, of liarch 3. 1879. Issued Tuesday in i960. By . . UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Editor DON SMITH, News Editor DARLENE SKOUSTROM, Advertising Mgr. NATIONAL EDITORIAL , NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE Weekly .Newspaper Representatives, Inc. 404 Fifth Ave., New York 18, N. Y. SUBSCRIPTION RATES III KOSStJTH CO. , Year, in advance „_ _____ ____ ; ___________ . __ .-11:00 Both Algona . papers, in combination, per yeai .,,. $iptlG Copi« ---- —---,-.- ---- ,-,-- ------ i^-. SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE One Year, in advance --------- _. __________ Tr .^-.-^|4.HO JK>th Algona papers in combination, one year _ ___ Jtf.OO Ko subscription less than 6 months. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER '' Advertising, per inch __ - __________ __ 'R>c ADVERTISING RATES LITTLE INTEREST tN CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION CJruwdy Center Register — Only about one- third of Io%va People have shown interest in a proposed constitutional convention which will be submitted at the November election. Wallace farmer recently conducted a poll among Iowa farmers to learn how they felt about a constitutional convention & nearly two-thirds of those who replied did not know what such a convention was about. The Iowa constitution provides that voters every ten years are to decide whether they want to have such a convention called and if it is called proposed changes in the state constitution can be submitted. Iowa voters will hear much more about the constitutional convention before the November election. Reapportionment of the Iowa legislature has been a dominant issue for a number of years. The state legislature has not been able to agree on reapportionment and the strongest supporters for a change in our legislature membership will ask for a constitutional convention which they believe would bring the change that they want. They believe if the issue was left to Iowa voters the counties with the largest population would favor the convention plan as a means of getting more .representation in the state legislature. The smaller population counties may be expected to vote the other way. The constitutional convention proposal promises to be a very live issue during the coming campaign and all Iowa voters before the November election should understand what such a convention is about and what changes it is most likely to bring. * * * WHY WE VOTE AS WE DO Coilonwood County (Minn.) Citizen — Let's admit it. No matter how much Senator Kennedy and Senator Humphrey, and the daily newspapers and sundry and other people and institutions decry it, there never has been a time and never will be a time when religion will not have an impact upon individuals. Of course it's wrong to vote for ( a man just because he is a Protestant or just because he is a Catholic without consideration of the other qualifications. But religious faith always has influenced thought and always will influence thought. It can never be otherwise no matter how we may rant and rave against it. And it's not the only wrong basis on which to base one's vote. Some voters favor a man because he is successful and rich, another because he is poor. Some would vote for a Republican if he were a yellow dog; others would vote for a Democrat even if he were a moron. Some choose their favorite candidate because he looks like a movie idol on television; some vote for the fellow who can pluck a guitar arid sing Western songs. Arid a few, a very lew, spend their time gathering all the information possible on all candidates, decide. which best for the nation, and vote for him. But that class is a mighty, mighty small minority. * * • ' •. * A SUBSCRIBER ONCE NyROTE Harlan Trifcune — "I have many fond memories of your .newspaper and the people who have been connected with it. Not long ago, it occurred to nie that in the files of your paper is the history of my life. Your paper is the story of my life. Your paper Has reconiled the story of my birth, my childhood 'jiartiesj jpy graduation from high school and later from, college, my marriage, the arrival of my four children and the death of one of them — and 'now, in more recent years your columns have been recording the arrival, one by one, of my grandchildren. Is it any wonder that your paper means so much in our home and that we look forward eagerly to receiving it?" The major share of news breaking in a littlp ccmmuni'ly like this is of the above nature. However, a newspaper that reports news as it finds it, will also bp compelled to report items that are not pleasant for the persons involved — just us life is not always a bowl of cherries. As news reporters, we arc. obligated to. our subscribers to report the news as it breaks — the 'good along wuh the unfortunate. A good newspaper must be a true mirror of what is taking place in its area . . . and it must be 'done fairly and unbiased. That is our policy here at this newspaper, and we adhere to it to the best 61 our ability. "Number six elevator broke down — over-loaded from the coffee-break!" had elapsed since their last checkup. THE RED MENACE — The Communist threat, more than many realize, is right at our doorsteps. The Communist Party operates in all 20 Latin American countries despite the fact it is legal in only eight. Actual membership is estimated between 210.000 and 230,000. And the Reds are pouring $100 million a year into South America just to finance subversive work. BY-PRODUCT OF WAR — The U.S. is working just as diligently with the atom to help mankind as it did in developing the atom bomb to kill man in war. In many underdeveloped countries where natural power is lacking atom power is the only answer. This country is making information available that any country can use for the development of atom power. Corn- small- scale plants that can be used for furnishing power in the smallest of countries. Another example of America's peaceful intentions. MOW Jhaf, Itt p&t&i* ittehdv ed a hobby show in the hfgh * school gym and auditorium here Saturday. There were 79 en : tries in the Judging, as per^ShS from all over Kossuth county converged on the school display hobbies to the public. Several talks on hobbies were also featured during the day-long evemt. O'FfWfiK forms, office < furniture, „ filing equipment and supplied, at the Upper Des Moines Pub. Co., Algona, across from new Municipal parking lot. Ugol r4otlc*f , itettefe * State at Iowa Imtfifrrl lite Family Reunion At Sankey Home A family picnic dinner and informal reunion was held at the farm home of Mr and Mrs Roy Sankey, Sunday, May 15. Present for the occasion were Mrs Ray Sankey's brother and wife, Mr and Mrs Albert Jeld- ncks of South Bend. Ind.; Mrs Sankey's brother and family. Mr and Mrs August Hennings and family of Algona. Sisters present were Mr and Mrs Fred Loeschen of Estherville, Mrs Margaret Ziemer of Fort *». Kossuth Count»- Notlce IB hcitby ,|«vien thai, bjr virtue nf Special Execution OlffrCWd' to We from the Clerk of the DwtHet Court of Kossuth County, J<Hva. on a Jud((- mcnt rendered in said Court on the 22 day of April, I960, In fftVWt W HoWe Fcdeial Savings A> Ls*n Association, Britt, Mr and Mrs Harry md family of Burt, and the children of Mr and Mrs Ray Sankey. Mr and Mrs Robert Sankey and family of Fort Dodge, Mr arid Mrs Rudy Elbert of Eagle Grove.' Mrs Pauline Bleich and family of Renwick and Mr and Mrs August Meyer of Titonka. George B Long nnd Murlal E. tjonf — Tfuckers Insurance Associate*, inc., United States of America land Kossuth County, as defendants, for (he sum of S5.SSOM Dollars and c&tfc, tdxecl at $11671 Dollars and accruing .tosts, I have levied upon the folldwlfig described Real properly At th'« iSrdtoerty of the said George B. Long and Murlnl E. Long — Truckers Insutflnte AMoclatCB. Inc.. United States ol Arrterlcn and Kossuth County, to satisfy said execution, to-wii. Lot one (1) In block ten (104 Sub-division' entitled Blocks Nine <9( and Ten iIO) and Outlet E. to the Town ol Lone Rock, lown, nil located in Kossuth County, Iowa, and t will proceed to sell said property,, or so much thereof as may be ncccsoary to satisfy said execution with costs and accruing costs at public auction, to the highest bidder, for cash, ,ln hnntl, on the 3 day of June 1960, at the north door of the Court House In Algona, In Kossuth County, lown. at the hour of 10:00 o'clock A.M., of sara dav, when and where due attendance will be given by the undersigned. Dated this 25th d;iy of April 1000. < ttnlph W. Llndhorst Sheriff of Kossuth County, Iowa. Bv Donald M. Wood, Deputy Shumway. Kelly & Frlstedt Plaintiff's Attorney. (20-21) Question — What do you have to do lo find out if your earnings are being credit properly in your social security account? —H. W. J. Answer — Contact your local social security office. The closest full-time office is in Fort Dodge, but a representative calls in Algona on regular schedule. Write "Social Security Administration, Ft. Dodge. la." for the local schedule. It is also printed in this paper from time to time. Question — I have known quite a few boys but I never seem to be able to get them > ; io lake me out twice. What '•. can I do? ; .—Wondering ; . Answer — Not what you're (thinking. Find out their chief interests, and use a little flattery. Nothing swells a young man's head and inflates his ego likfe looking at him with soulfu^ "you-know-it-all" eyes. Later orf } this won't work, however, by! that time he knows a thing or two, also. ; I » * * Question — raere is an ' awful lot of crabgrass on our , lawn and we don't seem to be able to get rid of it. What can we do? —Green Thumb. Answer — Try _paving with concrete. * • » Queslion — I have heard a lot of talk about hypnosis helping people io do things they never did before. My typing speed is about 40 words per minule. I would like to improve. Do you know of a psychiatrist who could help me with hypnosis so that I can improve my speed? —Steno. Answer — This department does not recommend specific doctors, lawyers, clergymen, etc. Some employers we know think their, stenos already are under hyprfosis and without benefit of psychiatrists. Why not just keep practicing? * * * Question — I am graduating from high school a,nd thinking about entering service. Which one would you advice? —Junior. Answer — They all have good saies points, as any of their recruiting services will prove. This department confesses to "a small prejudice — join the Navy and see the world. Washington t * * * mhj§^^S^ ts * * A tT^fkly Report from thetfation'i Capital by Ray Verna* isn't it? By *the Kme a person has the age where he thinks his experiences h'ave "been such as to 'fit Kim tor handing out a bit of advice no<v •and.the'n he can't find anyone to }ake People *oSf r>is own generation don't need it and ^he youngsters don't want ft. — Washington Evening Journal. . ' * . * . * Degression 5s ihe iirrie you do without something your parents . never, heard of and never Thissed. bowmen... ^ V Kill* Problem grasses cnokc out crops, reduce yield's, make extra cultivating worV! Clean up vpur fields with, Dowpon*. It's more economical . . . more effective . . . lifts grasses, roots and all ... reduces regrowtb problems. Will not injure grazing livestock if accidentally catcbl Apply in spring or fall before Ranting, or a$ a selective spray, or as spot treatment on certain crops. we tntqr yqfir.Jree sample. €Abueh Dowpdn to spray 225 l,f|,0( problem .-graifc. f * ' Vryitiaark fy 'flit Dou> Cktmicai Cgmpajtf St. Je« ( Iowa HIGH COST OF CRIME — Pressure is building up in Congress to pass a national anti- crime bill. . Such a proposal would help Federal law enforcement officials move in where certain specified laws are being violated. For instance, narcotics trafficking, fraud, murder and gambling. The bill, though, has some tough opposition. Many persons arc afraid to vest too much police power in the Federal government. But crime, meanwhile, is terrifically cosily in this country. FBI Cnief Jonn I Edjiar Hoover estimates it? cost | at $22 billion. This is $123 for every man, woman and child in America. It is more than the amount spe'n't for education by; all public and private schools- It is nine times more than we contribute to every church and temple in the land. In fact, it adds up to almost one-third of the cost of running the entire Federal government for a year. HO-HUM LEGISLATION — Our lawmakers are supposed to be concerned with laws. But sometimes they just don't show any interest. Consider what happened in the Senate recently. A bill improving the retirement system for members of Congress and their employe's carrie up. It aroused considerable d e b a t e. Then it came time to vote. The Senate has 100 members. Only eight voted — five for and three against. TIMES FOR "A 'CHANGE — The public isn't gettin'g.all it de-serves out of thogc. huge' research and development contracts made by the Federal government with pnv¥te inth'ist'ry. These contracts run about SG billion a year. Here's the rub: using taxpayers money these companies, come up with a new invention and are permitted to retain exclusive patent rights. This results in a higher price to consumer and lets a company obtain a monopoly on a product. If the patents were retained by the government instead the product^. in question could IDC ttariVfactuir- ed by anyone interested and this 1 competition in liu-n would re- sult in a lower price to the consumer. SOME GET A BREAK — For some strange reason Uncle Sam has a different set of rules for the people on his payroll. It was revealed recently that when the government transfers a civilian employe it will pay the cost of moving up to 7.000 pounds of the employe's possessions. But when military personnel is transferred the maximum shipment '«; ij.OOO pounds. And Uncle Sarn really spends money moving military personnel all around the globe— $200 million last year alone. It cost the taxpayers $40 million e year just shipping automobile? of military servicemen back ana fbrih across the sea. AT LONG LAST — It takes a little while sometimes to pass medals out to our deserving war heroes. Take the case of Cmdr. William B. Gushing. Congress recently voted to give him the Congressional Medal of Honor •posthumously. When did his heroic deed take place? In-1864 at the height of the Civil War. Gushing commanded a small )aunch _ which sank the Confederate ram "Alberharle." All 11 surviving members of Gush- jtig's crew were awarded the Tftedal of Honor. At that time, however, officers of the Navy were not eligible to receive the "irtedaj. Congress changed this in 1915 but somehow Gushing was overlooked. Now, almost 100 <t*'ears later the Nation is paying proper tribute to one of its heroic fighters. THIS FIGURES — A new study shows that the average American visits his doctor a little over five times a year. Women consult their physicians more frequently than men — six times a year compared to 4.5 visits per year for men. As you might suspect, doctors apparently see their doctors less frequently than anyone. A survey of 9,396 doctors across the Nation showed that^ less than half had physical •examinations witnfh the ipreeed- ing 18 months. Another 20 percent said more than four yturs FROM THE FILES OF THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES MAY 28. 1940 * • • All schools in the area were either preparing for. or had already held graduation exercises. In Algona, 19 seniors were ready to graduate from St. Cecelia's Academy and a large class was ready to get diplomas at Algona high school. The Upper Des Moines carried names of the Algona high school grads, complete with little sayings that were included in the annual that year. Now, we ask you (after you read the following), have high school seniors changed so much? Here are the quotes about 1940 seniors who still reside in this vicinity: Bonnie Bonar (Bradford) — "Positively pops over with pep"; Ellsworth Brandow — "If at first you get no girl, try, try again"; Russ Buchanan — "He thinks and he knows what he thinks and why"; Jack Chrischil- les —r "Let's get together so I can get something done"; Norma Clawson (Brandow) — "It's nice to be natural when you're naturally nice": Delores Geilenfeldt (Logue) — "It is not well that man should be alone"; Ed Gilmore — "It must be conclusively, proven before he will believe it"; Gail Haase — "Why do today what you can put off until tomorrow?"; Dorothy Hoover (Schmidt) — "Pleasant surprises come wrapped in small packages"; Owen Humphrey — "He's a jolly good fellow which' no one can deny"; Ellen Johnson (Evers) — "It is better to have nothing to do than to do nothing"; Joe Lynch — "Slow to smile — but when he does"; Bud Morck — "He loves but one — al a time"; Merle Pratt — "If love be music — play on"; Esther Scheppmann (Smith) — "Kisses are full of microbes, but I dearly love the devils": John Schulz — "A curl in his hair, a spring in his walk"; Dick Sjogren — "He has been long among us — he's-over six feet tall"; Don Smith — "All great men die young. I don't feel so well myself"; Everett Steven —"He answeis to roll call — but we often wonder". Thai annual staff put together a gossip column equal to (or better than) Dorothy Kilgallen. At least 22 candidates for the office of county superintendent of schools had .applied for thc position since the death of William Shirley, who succumbed to a heart attack a week ago. Mi- Shirley held the job for 27 years prior to his death. The new superintendent was to be elected by delegates from county school districts at the courthouse Friday, June 14. * • • Titonka edged Swea City, 6-5, Fenton slipped past Buffalo Center, 4-3, Bancroft downed Lotts Creek, 7-4, and Algona got past Wesley, 3-2, in Kossuth Baseball League games Sunday. Three makeup games were on tap in the loop Memorial Day and then teams were to resume the regular schedule the following Sunday. Titonka. Fenton, Algona and Bancroft each had 1-0 records. • . * • Three Irvington fishermen. Paul Watson, Ken Roney and George Schumacher, spent Wednesday at Spirit Lake fishing. They returned to Irvington in the evening, tired, almost fishless and blue. Their low spirits were due to the fact a motor, which they had borrowed from Herman Becker, was resting at the bottom of the lafcje. They were fishing }n 10-12 feet of water when a bracket broke off and allowed the motor to slip to the bottom. The me,n, including Me Becker, went t>ack to 'the lalte Saturday, and after a few hours of grappling with a large hook, rescued fee Woltor from We fcottorn. -ftap- piness replaced the gloom at IWCfc. Bloke Funeral Homes Homes At LuVERNE WESLEY RENWICK TITONKA / AMBULANCE SERVICE Oxygen Equipped -:- Radio Controlled ' Professional Directory INSURANCE A. J. (Arnie) Ricklefs Hospitalization Health & Accident Life — Auto — Fire — Hail Personal Claim Service 2 E. State CY 4-452a DENTISTS ALGONA INSURANCE AGENCY J. n. (Jim) KOLP Surety Bonds — All Lines . of Insurance 206 East State Si ' Phone GY 4-3178 BLOSSOM INSURANCE AGENCY : A11 Lines of Insurance Automobile - Furniture Loan int. Dodge Phone CY 4-2735 BOHANNON INSURANCE SERVICE N. Dodge St. Ph. CY 4-444i Home - Automobile - Farm Polio Insurance CHARLES D. PAXSON Dwelling, Auto, Liability, Life, General Phone CY 4-4512 KOSSUTH MUTUAL INSURANCE ASSOCIATION Over $74,000.000 worth of in- sutance in force. A home company. Safe, secure. Phone CY 4-3756 Lola Scufffiam. Sec'y HERBST INS. AGENCY For Auto, House, Household Hoods, and Many Other forms Phone CY 4-3733 T«d S. Herbst ANDY CRAWFORD General Agent Iowa Farm Mutual In*. Co. Affiliated with Farm Bureau Auto (with $10 Deductible) Life - .Hail -, Tractor Phone CY 4-3351 HAROLD C. SUNDET Representing State Farm Ins. Co. 7D6 So. Phillips St. ilgons Thone CY 4-2341 AUTO—UFE-^FIRE-E-KAIL DALE W. LOCkWOOD Representative The EquitahleJJfe Assurance Society Of The United States B^WfeWA re.sfefi-ii' a»iff hone 2Q1 Chiropractor Dr. D. D. Arnold ^ "."' Chiropractor ; Over Pennjey'8 Office Phorie — GY 4-3373 Hours: 9:00 — 6:00 Open Friday Night Dr. William L. Citflg " Chiropractor 1:00 — 9:00 Fridar Pu. 0(1. CY 4-W7 Res. CY 4-3419 DR. KARL R. HOFFMAN Office in Home Federal Bldf. Olfice phone CY 4-434* DR. J. B. HARRIS, JR. Dentist New Location On Corner Phon* CY 4-2.134 At 622 E. State DOCTORS MELVW G. BOURNE. M. D. Physician St Surgeon 118 N. Moore.St. Office phone CY, 4-2349 Resident phone CY 4-2277 J. N. KENEFICK; M. D. Physician &„ Surgeon 218 W. State Street Office phone €Y 4-2353 Resident phone CY 4-2614 CAROL L. PLOTT. M.D. 110 N. Moore Street Practice Limited,.16 Surgery Office Hours by Appointment CYpress 4-4864 Office CYpress 4-4331 Residence JOSEPH M. HOONEY Physician & Silrceon 114 N. Mbbre Office phone" CY 4-2224 Resident phone CY 4-2232 JOHN M. SCHUTTER IU>. Physician & Surgeon 220 No. Dodge, Algona Office phone CY 4-4490 Resident phone CY 4-233S OPTOMETRISTS DR. L. L. SNYDER Optometrist 113 East State Algona Telephone CY 4-2715 Clbsed^Saturclay Afternoons Dn. SA M* BRICKS OH xami Hearing AJ4 9 East Stat* , Hp Cl Pfiflhe CVr«%s ' 4-2196 ujr p.: 8;QO, ajn. -to 5:00 p.ra, Closed Saturday Afternoons DR. C. M. O'CONNOR t * ' "«• ' f^rit oprfcfltT'i nt Visual Analysis aTvisual Trainllu 10B .South Harlan St (Home Federal Bldg.) PHONE CY 4-374S Farm Culsosr r*n» , Ph. CY 4-391 ('>'*»'* "'* i*" v U* ' ' -, wyiK§ffc« NUHIMMI Pale Alto ft K*Mulh

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