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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, June 7, 1960
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\ 2-Alfeno (la.) Upper Des Moine* Tuesday, June 7, 1960 1 * ypet Pe$ Ulome$ WHAT GOES ON HERE? '." local curiosjty has been considerably aroused by a recent awarding of contract for a tewer relief system in Algeria, to serve the . eastern and northeastern part of the city. There, was only one bidder, and the single bidder's bid was almost $18,000 above the original estimate of the engineering firm hired to draw the specifications. The general local questions being asked are (?) why was there only one bidder on a city project of this sizt, and (2) was it expedient to accept a single bid that ran almost $18,000 over the engineering estimate? There may be good answers to these two basic questions, and if so such answers or explanations might not be out of order from authoritative sources. Nobody questions the element of necessity involved in the project. It also seems that an expenditure of $21,700 for legal, administrative, and engineering fees, and inspection, staking, etc., is quite a sum of money for these services, over and above the $148,365 for the sewer work itself. This item is one-seventh of the cost of the sewer itself. It is not our intention to offer criticism except that large sums such as these all have a bearing on the cost of property ownership in Algona, and many have expressed surprise on the points' outlined above. Perhaps a concise explanation from city sources might erase the questions. < * * * NO PASSING SIGNS OK Britl NewsTribune: — No-passing signs — triangular in shape, and on the left side of the road — now have been installed on a number of principal routes in Iowa such as highway 65, and the words is that their use is to be extended to other primary roads, including highway 105. The signs have several excellent features: They won't fade, like stripes on the highway; nor can they be covered by ice and snow. They are up in the air to attract attention — and, should a person try passing at the beginning of a danger zone, the big yellow triangle almost "hits him in the face," and points the way back into the right lame. Iowa is the first state to use such a no-passing sign, but we predict other states will follow suit. They ang. a -welcome adjunct to the almost universally — used system of yellow stripes just inside &£ center line for no-passing zones. . k ,., , ;, v JUgona Upper p.r* ill E. Call Street— Ph. CY 4-3535— Algona, Iowa Cntcred H second cl»M matter at the postoff ice •i Aifona. Ivwa.* under Act of CongreM of March J. Mt. Issued Tuesday in 1960 By fHE UPPER DEB KOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Editor DON SMITH, News Editor DARLENE SKOGSTROM, Advertising Mgr. NATIONAL EDITORIAL NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE Weekly Newspaper Representatives, Inc. 404 Fifth Ave., New York 18, N. Y. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO. One Year, in advance r . $3.00 Both Aljona papers, in combination, per year S5.UU Single Copies ,_, . ioc SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year, in Advance , ; $4.00 Both Algona papers in combination, one year $6.00 No subscription less than 6 months. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER Display Advertising, per inch . 63c ADVERTISING RATES PLENTY VS. SCARCITY The 1960 election year has a set of contrasts. It-finds the field overflowing with potential candidates for president on the democratic ticket. It finds the republican party with practically no fight at all for the nomination. The democrats have a couple of "front runners" but the nomination of any specific candidate is still not a foregone conclusion. Only a miracle, however, can prevent the major republican candidate from getting the nomination. It seems to us that the democratic position is, in most ways, a healthier one than that of the republicans. True, it might breed scars that would not heal by election time. But it also engenders greater interest in the party, and brings into the open the opinions and viewpoints of a half dozen leading candidates for the nomination. The people at large have a pretty good chance to determine what each man thinks and stands for. With only one man in the republican race (giving Rockefeller and Goldwater only scant chance for the nomination as against Nixon), the potential candidate just doesp't have to say much — and isn't. Maybe this is good; maybe it is bad. Somehow or other we think that spirited contests for party honors are more prone to party success than a cut and dried setup for the nomination. * * * FORWARD-LOOKING EDUCATION One of the most significant points in the recent visit of a group of students from Nebraska to Algona, to tour three local industries, has perhaps not been sufficiently emphasized. The young men came from the Nebraska Vocational-Technical School .of Milford, Nebraska. This is, as the name implies, a vocational- technical school. It is run and financed b^ the State of Nebraska. It is forhigh school graduate level students who desire to specialize in specific vocations. It is not as some might innocently think, a state training school for delinquents or a correctional institution. Because this type of educational institution is so rare, it deserves greater mention. All of our educational drive and emphasis has been on the usual type of college or university. We pour thousands of high school graduates into these schools, regardless of their aptitudes or i ability, or-their aim in life. Going to "college" is-the thing to do, so parents in many cases keep themselves on the verge of bankruptcy today to insure obtaining a college education for their youngsters. It is understandable, and laudable. The question is, is It right? Is the present system the answer? In the State of Iowa, not a single state; supported vocational-technical school exists to perform a function in its field similar to that of Iowa State University, The University of Iowa, and Iowa State Teachers College. While these three major state schools are fighting each other for appropriations, has anyone ever discussed the good sense of establishing an entirely new kind of school — one that will, take young men and educate them in vocations and skilled technical trades. This does not mean that they cannot have a class in •Engjish, or one in history, or one in social science or business. But it does mean that the major emphasis is placed on. training them for 'a spot in a world in which they are needed, and in which they can make an immediate good living. Not all of today's jobs can be filled with white collar workers, pr men who have been taught not to get their hands dirty. A great many of those who by the force of public pressure today go to the Big Three in Iowa, might more profitably go to a state school such as Nebraska has established, where the fundamentals of electronics, use of heavy machine tools, and similar elements of knowledge and training can be obtained,' along with a few well chosen courses in science, literature and the arts. Maybe we are missing the boat; perhaps Nebraska has an excellent idea that might well fee copied. Where would you like your PRETTY, PRACTICAL PHONE? «••«*• tfcf UVIM0 KOQM? |h,f lint* *f any a v, >' Here's a ne.w Mlw»sio§ phon« that's 4r»jpM|y Different frpw any you've fVfl^-> i 4i0§ Jsffow/ Only I>t'o4hifdi 4h> • li*« pf ffftular phQues-and half the -' . / / #9 weight! Choose froqj white, bej^e, piolf, blue or tufquoise. Order today from the Northwestern Bell business office l ; The Dishonor Roll by jerry Marco. TWlOVHWIMNMOf TWftOMP Safe* Washington * * ig h lights A Weekly Report from the Nation** Capital by Ray PRESSURE GROUPS — Oleomargarine ordinarily isn't a very controversial item. Yet the Senate spent several hours the other day squabbling over just such an issue. The Army and Air Force can serve butter or oleo to its men and women if it so chooses. Not so with the Navy. It has to serve butler. Congress again this year tried — and failed — to lot the Navy have the same benefit of choice between butter and oleo. Dairy interests as usual put up a stiff fight and won. They argue that a dairy industry is in trouble' and it is only fair that such a big buyer as the Navy be forced to serve butter instead of oleo. So it goes. SHORT STORY •. — . What would you think of a relative who had an income of $7,800 a year, but had run up a debt of §529,000, of which $5,000 was payable on demand, and $7,500 more within a year? Don't disown him too ' soon. Just add seven zeroes to those figures and you have Uncle . Sam. This is one Congressman's \yay of simplifying the predicament our government is in by spending more than it takes in. WHAT THE FUTURE HOLDS — The U. S. Patent. Office is crammed with new ideas that will alter our lives before too long. Scientists say they are about to make a major breakthrough in synthetic flavors. If the family youngster hates the taste of spinach a few drops of miracle fluid will give it the flavor of strawberry jam. For the housewife there'll be waterless washers to clean the supper dishes. This will be done with sound waves. And to make things even easier the lady of the house wiill be able to pick up a photo-telephone and do her shopping from the kitchen. A WORTHY THOUGHT — Congress is working on a bill which would have the post office* stamp all mail during the Christinas season with the legend, "Keep Christ in Christinas," This is in keeping with the policy of using "In God We Trust" on coins and stamps and the "Pray for Peace" stamp issued some time ago. —o— DEADLY STOCKPILE — There is growing concern in this country that we may be amassing more weapons of war than we will ever need. The purpose of our armament policies, of course, is to deter the enemy from ever attacking us. Some military strategists are beginning to feel, however, that we are preparing npt merely for retaliation but for obliteration of the human raw. It is estimated, for instance, that the U.S. stockpile of aUwnic weapons represents the equivalent of 10 tons of TNT for every nian, woman and child on earth. Consider the missile- program. We have not concentrated on a single missile which could do-the same job as a variety of missiles. For ali theso missile programs we have spi.-rr> the astronomical amount of S25 billion since 1950. The price tag for developing }wo liquid propellant systems for intercontinental ballistic missiles has cost a staggering $10 billion. address if you'd like to receive your mail along the way. Buy books" of stamps so you won't exhaust your supply far from the nearest post office. And make sure you give your full and complete vacation address if you ask friends and others to write you. WORLD IS THEIR OYSTER— During the past few weeks 1,803,000 young men and women have graduated from hign school. Some 828,000 of them — about 43 percent — will be entering college. According to past experience, about 60 percent of those entering college will graduate. The cost of sending youngsters to college is one of growing concern to American parents. Several bills are pending in Congress to help parents out olj this dilemma. By and large the $600 tax exemption for dependents isn't helping too many parents. A number of the bills would grant more liberal tax benefits for parents with youngr sters in college. CENSUS OF TRAGEDY — The Smithsonian Institution in Washington maintains a complete file on all reported attacks of sharks on human beings. Their record goes back to 1580. This census shows there were 36 unprovoked shark attacks on swimmers last year, including 13 which resulted in death. The so- called "man-eating" shark is well publicixed. But it is only one of 28 of the 300 living species of sharks which are known to be dangerous to man. The coast of California, the Gulf Coast and the east coast from Florida to New York are considered prime shark territory. Swimmers in these waters should be alert at all time for the presence of sharks. operations was being reduced to $13.50, including hospital expenses, the mornings of June 18 or June 25. The announcement by the doctors was made after many persons had not had the operation performed due to ttic cost. Costs seems to b.e the reason for failing to do many things nowadays, too. » * * Kenneth Donovan from Wesley had a close call in his airr plane early Sunday evening. He had just taken off from the Hauptman airport near Wesley when the engine of the plane conked out. The craft was 100 feet qff the ground at the time. Kenneth attempted to maneuver the n,lane to the ground and avoid a crash, but one wing tipped, struck the ground and swung the plane into a fence. The fuselage, wing and landing gear were damaged and thn pilot luckily escaped with only a gash on his forehead. * * » H. L. Zigrang of Livermore received a "strange (but very nice) gift by express from his brother, Dr. C. E. Zigrang of Los Angeles. It was a 63 pound tuna fish that measured four feet in length and 13 inches in width. Dr. Zigrang sent the tuna to his brother after, fishing with a group of South Los Angeles Lions club members. Mr Zigrang of, Livermore took the giant fish to a local locker plant and it was to be served 'to members of the Livermore Lions club Monday evening. * » * A car-iruck crash, which began when a rear wheel came off a truck driven by Harvey Hackbarth of Algona, resulted in numerous injuries for a Davenport priest, Fr. U. A. Hauber, Monday. The entire side of the priest's auto was torn off when the two collided two miles east of Algona on highway 18. The wheel came off the truck just as the two vehicles met and the truck was thrown into a ditcn. The priest received injuries to his elbow, arm, hand, pavement burns, cuts and bruises. Hackbarth escaped with bruises. Both were reportedly in good condition. * • • . Medium heavy butcher hogs topped at $4.70; veal calves, stock steers, fat steers and fat yearlings brought $8; corn, 62 cents; oats, 27 M! cents; barley, 32 cents; soybeans, 65 cents; eggs, 14 cents; cream, 27 cents; hens, 10 cents; "and ducks and geese dipped to five cents on the local market during the week. * • * A total of 430 entries competed for awards at the annual Kossuth Flower Show in the high school auditorium here Saturday. Glen Raney, Algona, carried off top honors. style and versatility. Another excellent collection is "Baxter's Best", presenting Les Baxter, man of many hits in many musical styles, in twelve of his most popular successes. "All Aglow Again," is a well named album of Peggy Lee selections in which Peggy actually glows again. » « » Jonah Jones and his muted trumpet ranges through love songs and blues, show tunes and swing, grouped in a recording released as "Hit Me Again." In the years since Tennessee Ernie Ford stopped being a disc- jockey and started making records, he has earned a reputation as a fine singer, a warmly humorous cracker-barrel -philosopher, a famous TV personality, and a devoted family man., In his album, "Sixteen Tons", Ernie records twelve of the songs which helped bring "Ol" Ern" to the attention and acclaim of a public which now regards him as a friendly next-door 'neighbor. Taking time out to play this welcome batch of platters proved to be an investment in time that paid off handsomely. It reestablished a warm mood and fresh approach to mounting chores. Whatever music may do to soothe savage breasts is still debatable. If it transforms whole tribes of head-hunters into cabbage connoisseurs, fair enough! But, wo do know what this catchy collection of Capitol reviewing recordings did for a dire day at the Mason menage. It put a morbid mess of meloncholia on the middle-burner to melt into a mellow mood. That's a neat trick of "soothing", too! Council Minutes COUNCIL MINUTIS The City Council mot May 25, 1960 at 7:30 P.M. at the City Hall with Mayor Shierk and all members present. Moved and seconded that the Council shall receive copies of the minutes before the Council meeting. Hearing for the 1960 Sanitary Sewer Protect was open and being no oral or written oD/ecr-ons the hearing was closed. Resolution accepting Gjellefald Associates, Inc. of Forest City, la. bid to do the work for the Sanitary Sewer project was adopted. Bid was $148,365.00. Resolution approving sewer underpass of the Northwestern Railroad was adopted. Resolution authorizing City Attorney to go ahead on commendation procedures for the sewer project was adopted. Request to install a service station sign which does not meet the requirements of 3 city ordinance was tabled . Cemetery report was approved. GENERAL FUND Smith, salary $ 164.00 Shierk, salary 112.50 Hanson, salary 232.51 low* State, withholding tnr 4480 Shicrk, expense 44.50 Ralph Lindhorst, serving notices /j.58 Smith, expense ..., 53.40 Shiork, expense _.._.._•_ 20.00 Arwell Inc., rat control 15.00 Northwestern Boll Telephone Co., telephone _. .. 28.84 Kossuth County Recorder, recording tec _.. 28.SO Hanson, expense 45.00 STREET lashbrook, salary _- 156.95 Pergandc, sultry 163.06 Burtls, salary T U6.38 Mclzcn. Jr. 125.34 Prew, salary *. 142.59 Stalling, salary 128.22 Myers, salary 95.48 Iowa State Bank, withholding tax . 79.60 Skelly Oil Co., filters 1693 Skelly Oil Co., diesel 14.63 Prew, expense 20.05 Northwestern Bell Telephone- Co., telephone 14.50 Cities Service Oil Co., gas _..- 232.51 Gihbs-Cook Equipment Co., parts 160.86 Cullcn Hardware, mdsc. 12.75 PUBLIC SAFETY Bockelman, salary . . .<9L 17591 Hutchison, sal.iry _ 157.60 Jorgenson, salary ..... ... Ib6.15 McBridc, salary .... 140.42 jchwarzenbach, salary _ 1-12.54 Bultcn, salary .. 147.54 Kohl, salary 20.00 Voigt, salary _ 135.42 Elbert, salary 15.00 Iowa State Bank, withholding tax 101.40 Trust & Agency Fund, pension _ 12.01 W. S. Darley & Co., mdsc. 13.57 City Clerk, advance cash 2.34 Gene's Radio & TV, parts & labor 2.25 Northwestern Bell Telephone Co., telephone _ _ 20.55 SANITATION Baas, salary j 170.60 Courtney, salary ..' 93.50 Iowa State Bank, withholding tax 16.40 Bernaclette Reilly, labor 25.00 Northwestern Bell Telephone Co., telephone 2535 Buchanan Abstract Co service . 5.00 W. C. Brown Supply Co., sewer cleaner .. 120.00 O'Brien Mfg. Corp., parts 269.69 Reiner Helmcrs, labor & material 59.31 Street Fund, refund 10.13 Armco Drainage & Metal Products, Inc.. culverts _ . . 208 49 SEWER RENTAL Lcmkec!, salary 163.02 Gronbach, salary 118.10 Iowa jiatc Danx, withholding tax 17.60 Coco Steel Products Corp., mdsc. 22.50 Northwestern Bell Telephone Co., telephone 11.85 Cullen Hardware, mdso. 13.54 Iowa Stato Bank, interest .. . 2250 RECREATION Mcrvin Hentgos, labor 24.00 Incrfol Co., Inc., vacuum unit ._ 343.03 West Disinfecting Co., mdsc. . 41.98 Watcrite Co., parts 33.05 Cullcn Hardware, mdse. . _ 18.15 John Volk, labor 176.75 Algona Municipal Band Fund, taxes -. 1210.54 UtBT SERVICE John Peterson, interest --I 77.50 Iowa State Bank, Interest 95.00 Iowa Statt Bank, interest 20.00 lowa-Des Mo'nes National Bank, interest 31.00 Iowa-Dec Moines National Bank, interest 12.50 Humboldt Trust & Savings Bank, principal fc interest _ .. 7021 88 TRUST & AGENCY Viola Meland, Guardian for Dennis Counley, pension 20.00 Viola Meland, Guardian for L. Counley, pension 20.00 Bertha Egli, pension _;. 7500 PARKING METER Groon, salary 164.43 Sands, salary ... 62.10 Iowa Stale Bank,' withholding tax 19.90 Trust & Agency, pension 1.77 City Clerk, advance cash 1.10 :: Professional Directory Behind The Movie Sets WITH BUDDY MASON INSURANCE A. J. (Arnie) Ricklefs Hospitalization Health & Accident Life — Auto.— Fire — Hail Personal Claim Service 2 E. State CY 4-452'J DENTISTS 20YEARS AGO ; IN THE TIMELY REMINDER — Tin- dfficw Dt'fwrUiw>«l has a Cow lu'lpful hints for Americans now pruparinff to embark on vacations. Don't, for example, let your mailbox get stuffed. It only iiwit** burglars. Ask a neighbor to empty the box and hold your mail. File a forwarding FROM THE FILES OF THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES JUNE 11, 1940 • * • An estimated 600 signature.-. had been obtained from voters who were requesting a ballot on the question^ of a new'courthouse lor Kossuth county. A group of persons who thought it was time to take action on the courthouse question had drawn up the petitions and were circulating them. As explained to county voters, one-fourth of all eligible voters would have to petition before it would become mandatory for a vote to be called. The total needed to force such a vote was estimated at 2,750. Many persons had been asking information on petitions, etc., so it was planned to circulate more in an effort to reach every corner of the county. If adopted, maximum' cos; of a proposed ivw court housu had been set at $300,000 or less. Other persons, who seemingly weren't too anxious to have a new courthouse, had raised another important question which was getting a lot of debate — "would it be belter to rebuild the old courthouse?" (Looking back at the old courthouse, both groups seemed to be on tht right track — anything would have been a huge improvement) * * * doctors in ttw county had announced a "special." The price on tonsil <md adenoid Hollywood, Calif. — "Music hath cnarms to soothe the savage breast —" Your Hollywood errand-boy doesn't know about the "savage breast," but he can speak for the "bent ear." At a time when everyone seems to be "bending" your ear with matters completely unrelated to the work you're trying to turn out — that's the time to check over your reviewing records. Our mobile maestro, the master of the morning mails, recently delivered at our door a first class concert in the form of Capitol's reviewing records for May. Happily, he was just in time to save us from tugging loose the remains of our far-from-youlh- ful pompadour. We tally the loot: * • • Just to prove that rocking rythm is as popular in England us it is in America, Capitol has recorded an album of bright, fresh sounds from "trie Jupp's Rockin' Violins." Cap's "Artist of the Month" is Tommy Sands. Tommy has been recorded "live" in Las Vegas with an offering cylled, Sands at the Sands." A waxing which captures all the glittering excitement of the desert showplace. * * • Billy May fires off a rythmic barrage of big-band POWer in "POW." What this May lad does to a time is always a joy to the ear. He paints with a wide brush, uses bright colors, and makes a sort of fun-filled Federal case out of every melody ho touches. "POW" is no exception. "French Wine-Drinking Music with Franck Poured! and his French Strings" presents the headiest and tastiest of French vintage wines in musical format. * « • Six top bands are combined in "Swing Again." Les Brown, Glen Gray, Harry, Benny (ioodmau, \Voody Herman and Stun Kenton grace on album with the g»*at arrangements that made them famous. That, in fact, brought feine txi a gr#itfi era- . Kay Starr is presented in a" fine collection titled, "One More Tune", that displays her^ynamic ALGONA INSURANCE AGENCY J. R. (Jim) KOLP Surety Bonds — All Lone* , ' , of Insurance 206 East State St Phone CY 4-3176 * BLOSSOM INSURANCE AGENCY AH Lines of Insurance Automobile • Furniture Loan 7 N. Dodge Phone CY 4-2735 BOHANNON INSURANCE SERVICE 1 N. Dodge St. Ph. CY 4-4443 Home - Automobile - Farm Polio Insurance CHARLES D. PAX8ON Dwelling, Auto, Liability, Life, General ' Phone CY 4-4512 KOSSUTH MUTUAL INSURANCE ASSOCIATION Over $74,000,000 worth of insurance in force. A home company. Safe, secure. Phone CY 4-3756 Lola Scuffham. S«c'y HERBST INS. AGENCY For Auto, House, Household rnjods, and Many Other Form* Phone CY 4-3733 T«d 8. Herbs! ANDY CRAWFORD General Agent Iowa Farm Mutual Ins. Co. ' Affiliated with Farm Bureau Auto (with $10 Deductible) Life - Hail - Tractor Phone CY 4-8351 HAROLD C, SUNDET , Representing State Farm Ins. Co, 70« So. Phillips St. Ugona Phone CY 4-2341 AUTO-LIFE-klRE—HAIL DALE W, LOCKWOOD~ Representative The Equitable Life Assurance Society Of The United States Burt, Iowa _ Phone 201 Chiropractor Dr. D. D. Arnold Chiropractor Over Penney's Office FhoAC ~ CY 4-337J Hours: 9:00 — 5:00 Open Friday Mjghl ' Dr. WUlitiQ L. Cleg* ffcOO JfftR thru S»t 9:00 - 9:00 Frid.y Pb. Off. CY Miry Res. CY 4-3419 DR. KARL R. HOFFMAN Olfice in Home Federal Blfig Otfice phone CY 4-434* DR. J. B. HARRIS. JR. Dvntiti New Location On Corner Phon* CY 4-23:14 At 622 E. State DOCTORS MELVTN G. BOURNE. M. D. Physician & 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 CY 4-2353 .Resident phone CY 4-2614 CAROL L. PLOTT, M.D. 110 N. Moore Street Practice Limited to Surgery Office Hours by Appointment CYpress 4-4864 Office CYpress 4-4331 Residence . JOSEPH M. ROONEY Physician & Surgeon 114 N. Moore Office phone CY 4-2224 Resident phone CY 4-2232 JOHN M. SCHUTTER MJ>. Physician & Surgeon 220 No. Dodge, Algona Office phone CY 4-4490 Resident phone CY 4-2335 OPTOMETRISTS DR. L. L. SNYDER Optometrist 113 East State Algona Telephone CY 4-2713 Closed Saturday Afternoons Dr». SAWYER and ERICKSON Eyes Examined Contact Lenses Hearing Aid Glasses 9 East State Street Algona, Iowa - Phone CYpress 4-2196 Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed Saturday Afternoons • PR, C. M, O'CONNOR Optometrist Visual Analysis & Visual Trainini 103 South Harlan St (Home Federal Bldg.) PHONE CY 4-3743 Form Mpnagtmenl Cerlion Menaperoent Cwppanr 12 V4 N Dode« Ph. CY 4-2891 Swing Honcctk, Humboldt Pole Alto i Kotwlh V'A. ..Jiotjjj..

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