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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, July 12, 1960
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2-Algona (la.) Upper DM Moin«i Tuesday, July 12, 1960 - De$ (Homes WHOSE JOB IS IT? The Des Moines Tribune, June 15, carried an editorial commenting on the evidence pre.- sertted in the Senate by Senator Paul Douglas of Illinois which indicated that there was need for a vigorous crackdown on the wasteful spending by the armed services. What intrigued us was the Tribune's closing conclusion: "Senator Douglas could earn a place for himself in history if he CONTINUED presenting evidence of careless spending until the armed forces were finally FORCED to reform their purchasing practices." Ye Gods! Here a U.S. Senator presents concrete evidence of tremendous waste, stupid waste — and the Tribune concludes that the only way it could be stopped or lessened would be for Senator Douglas to continue to expose such matters in the Senate. May we ask just what control or authority or interest do such people as the national Secretary of Defense and the President of the United States have in this case? Why should a U.S. Senator CONTINUE to present evidence that is not needed. Why isn't it now the responsibility of the elected and appointed administrative leadership to SEE THAT SOMETHING IS DONE? Sure — let Senator Douglas do it! But the Senator could talk until Doomsday and nothing would avail unless the administration itself took matters in hand. The Tribune certainly had a weak-kneed solution to a problem that needs immediate correction. * * * EUSINESS AS TAX COLLECTOR MasonCity Globe-GaieHe — Business has become a gigantic tax collector 'for the federal government. It Collects the employe's income tax, his Social Security payment, the gasoline, tobacco, -liquor, entertainment _qnd other .excise taxes. On top of this it has been noted, business must collect its own profits tax by a necessary levy on consumers. It is little wonder, under such circumstances, that some of us tend to • lose sight of where the responsibility lies. Government has the appearance of being an agency that gives while business takes away. ^Mguna Upper Sirs ^Routes ill E.' Call btreet—Ph. CY 4-3535—Algona, Iowa Entered as second class matter at the^postoffice •t Algona. Iowa, under Act of Congrew of March 3, 1879. , . ^Issued Tuesday in I960 By THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Editor •& Publisher DON SMITH, News Editor DARLENE KINSEY, Advertising Mgr. GEO. M. SMITH, Foreman NATIONAL EDITORIAL NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE Weekly Newspaper Representatives. Inc. 404 Fifth Ave,, New York 18, N. Y. " SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO. On«j Year, in advance $3.00 Both Algona papers, in combination, per year ""1*5.00 single Copies _ „_ io c SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year, in advance 14.00 Both Algona pnpcrs in combination, one year $6.00 No subscription less than 6 months. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST A MILLION A DAY ! Tucked away in one news story commenting on our deteriorated relationship with Japan is the statement that U.S. occupation forces in Japan are costing one million dollars a day to maintain. There are 200,000 service men in Japan. It has been suggested that for this sum we might be better off to bring our military forces home and send educators and missionaries instead. We don't know about that, but we do know that the million dollars a day being spent is now a somewhat dubious investment, and most certainly one that is not making friends out of former foes. When we originally embarked on the strategy of encircling Soviet Russia and its puppet allies with air and rocket bases, the range of aircraft, rockets and missiles was considerably less than it is today. Only a scant 10 to 12 years ago our ability to fly planes from U.S. bases to and from Russia was negligible. Our rockets and missiles did not have the range to be launched from U.S. bases and land in Moscow. Today there seems to be evidence that this can now be done, just as Russia claims it can launch the same ftom its own soil and hit U.S. targets. Therefore, there may now be reason for pause in continuing some of the overseas arrangements we now have, once deemed necess ary, but in view of later developments in the art of destruction not quite as necessary today. Global strategy has been changing rapidly; have we been keeping pace? * * * NIXON TAKES ROCKEFELLER ADVICE " Grundy Center Ragjptor - A few weeks ago Governor Rockefeller in a critical statement charged Republican Presidential Candidate Nixon with failure to state his position on important issues of the coming campaign. Among the important issues listed by the New York Governor is the situation of the farmers. While at the outset, Nixon was peeved at the criticism and. explained that he would state his position on public issues after he is nominated, he has responded in part to the Rockefeller prodding. In speeches made in North Dakota the past week, Nixon promised what he would do for the farmersjf he became President. He said he would revise the entire farm program. Many farmers will remember that the same promise was made to farmers by the GOP presidential candidate eight years ago. At that time there were also generous farm promises given to continue farm prosperity and to even make it better. The promise also was for a revised farm program. With Benson at the head of the agricultural department, the farm program was revised, but instead of helping farmers up it gradually pulled them down. Farmers don't want to take chances on another revised program that would follow the pattern of the last eight years. A few more years of down grade farm legislation and a good share of our farmers would be out of business. For their own security, at the election in November, they will vote for a change. * * * It now comes to light that part of an earlier estimate of a "four billion budget surplus" for the fiscal 1960-6) government year was based on the assumption that congress would impose higher gasoline taxes and an increase in the postal rates, in its present session. What a way to handle government bookkeeping — or more clearly what a way to bamboozle the public. This is just like assuming that you will mqke^ a lot of money next year because you are going to sell twice as much merchandise as you did this year, or more clearly, counting your chickens before they are hatched. Anyway, the "surplus" which got the big headlines a few months back was all a lot of hot air. Ditkm** RoQ Tk* Trvvctori S«ftff Strvfc* Washington ighlights Report from the Nftion't Cmpitul by Rmy * * Front 1950 to I960... The Federal Census shews a decline in total Ketswth County population of 1,176 persons. An overage of four persons to a family weald mean decrease in total Kossuth County families of 294. YET THE AVfRAGE CIRCULATION COVIRAGE OF THIS NEWSPAPER HAS INCREASED FROM 4,600 in 1950. . . . . To 5,400 in 1?60. Kossuth County Population In 10 Years Decreased 4.5%. ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES CIRCULATION IN 10 YEARS INCREASED OVER 17%! THE AIGOWA UPP* Mft <*0»*ES •§«* »y Ovtr Mlp FamNM fa* YOU* IIST Kir PM AOVMTttrNO OCtUR SPfNT WEEK OF DECISION — The news capital of the world shifts this week to Los Angeles where the Democrats are assembling to select the man they hope can move into the White House next January. Hundreds and hundreds of radio, television and newspaper men and women who send out millions of words daily in Washington are sending out millions of words in Los Angeles. The job of covering a national political convention would not be possible except for the months apd months of advance planning. This is the first time a national political convention is being held in Los Angeles and that has created many new problems. For one thing the city has a scarcity of taxicabs. Hotels are spread over huge distances. Thje . difference in time between the' West and East coasts is making it difficult for some "Eastern afternoon newspapers 'to, receive stories for use the same day. For its part Los Angeles is doing all it can to ease the problems of newsmen and delegates alike by giving them the greatest welcome' in the city's history. LOST GENERATION — A special Senate committee has just ended a long investigation of a tragic situation — juvenile delinquency. It is not a pretty picture. It is not easy to solve. For the 10th straight year the U.S. is experiencing an increase in juvenile crime. Law enforcement officials at every level are working overtime trying to change this trend. Some national legislation will come out of this investigation. How effective it will be remains to be seen. Juvenile delinquency ran best be stopped in the home but laws can't get beyond the front door. —o— PROGRAM WITH A HEART — This is World' Refugee Year and the generous arc being asked to help these desperately needy people. Since the end of World War II there have been 40 million refugees — 15 million now without a permanent home or food and shelter. A little help will go a long way. Just two cents buys one day's milk ration for an Algerian refugee child, $1 buys a day's sugar ration for 4,50 children and $3 buys sandals for any 'refugee. —o— THE BIG SHOW — Visitors to the U.S. Senate when Congress returns in August will be treated to a rare spectacle. For the first time in history they will be able to look down from the gallury and probably see both the Republican and Democratic nominees for Prcsidc-nt. This is almost a certaintly since Vice President Nixon will likely be the Republican candidate and the Democrats will likely choose a candidate from among three sun* ators — Johnson of Texas. Ken* nedy of Massachusetts and Symington of Missouri. If NJKOI) if. nominated ho will be tho first vice president to accomplish the feat since Martin Van Buren di4 it in advance of the 183G «am* . pajgn. Jf a senator wins the Democratic nomination he will be the first to capture his Party's top prize since Sen. Stephen A. Douglas of Illinois was nominated in 1860. Douglas later was defeated' by Abraham Lincoln. r\ GOOD IAILING — The 20,009 ton nuclear ship Savannah, now under construction, will be one of the safest ships ever afloat. Extra special precautions are be* ing taken because of the danger* of radiation. This ship is ilp. signed to show the United. State* firm determination to tafce full advantage of the peaceful uses of atomic energy. It will call at many ports around the world to impress this fact on the millions who ultimately will visit the vessel. A WHOPPING BUSINESS — The value of American farms has reached an estimated $208 billion. To give you an idea of what 'this means this figure is greater than the assets of the transportation, automobile, petroleum, iron and steel and chemical industries combined. On a • per family basis this means the average family has $43,724 invested in land, buildings, equipment and livestock. By steadily increasing his efficiency the farmer has kept pace with the mushrooming population. And his markets are continuing to grow. It is estimated the farmer's market will expand another 44 percent in the next 20 years.. SPACE AGE FACTS — Our satellite Midas might not now be soaring about in space except for the part-time experiments of an English musician, Sir William Hcrschel, back in 1800. Noting that the temperature rose higher in red light than in blue he guessed there must be present an invisible light that made the temperature rise. And so he discovered infrared light. The Midas satellite uses infrared sensors that can detect heat from the exhaust of ballistic missiles. We expect to have six-or eight Midas satellites hovering over the earth in another two years, constantly scanning the earth's surface and looking for enemy-launched mis r silos. ing were damaged. It was believed ojUy rags, which may have ignited due to spontaneous combustion,-were responsible for the damage, reportedly covered by insurance. * * * . . Maybe it was the threat of war, or maybe it was just plain love, at any rate, there had been a steady stream of applicants for marriage licenses at trte county clerk's office during the week, according to records. » • • The 1 list of girls entered in the Miss Algona and Miss Kossuth County contest, sponsored by 71 Algona merchants shot up to 110 during the week. About half that number had been entered during the first week of the contest. Winners In the two divisions were to receive a Great Lakes cruise and various other prizes, while girls who finished near the top also were in line for prizes, t • • High winds and a heavy downpour of rain Wednesday night brought welcome relief from a heat wave, but also was responsible for damage around the county. For instance, in the Titonka-Lakota areas, several reports of damage from lighting were received and some telephone and power lines were blown down. Trees in' the German Valley vicinity were knocked over and one silo reportdly uit the dust. The rain was neeck ed. however, as pastures were dry and the corn needed a good wetting. Harvesting of oats and small groins got underway in most sections of the county during the week. High temperature' reading during -.the period was 05 degrees, while the Iqw was 51. • • * New vehicles were selling like hot cakes in Kossuth county, with a total of 37 new cars and trucks registered at the county treasurer's office during the first half of the month. (About on a par with sales during a similar period in 1960). fers a guide for their behavior before the alj-seeln& eyes of video cameras. "DON'T try to become Pete Personality — be yourself. You'll be appreciated Ipr your sincerity. Phonmess is svire to alienate tht spectators. "DON'T, ham.' Histrionics and mugging should be left to the comics, and 'flamboyant gestures left . to the opposition. If you must 'view with alarm,' don't exaggerate your expression. Also leers, guffawing, pounding the desk and sudden or violent antics look absurd on television. DON'T stare into the camera, and be careful not to make your points while obviously straining to see the teleprompter or gawking at some last minute signals off-camera. Make the viewers lecl you're speaking to them not AT them. » * * "If -ou use a script, don't riffle, .jueze or bend it. And try not to drop it, or your pencil cither. If,you do happen to drop "something, leave it alone, don't bend down to pick it up. No good can come from showing the top of your head to a television audience. "Always dress in good tas,te. You can be a 'man of the people' without looking as though you slopt in your clothes. Don't wear distracting accessories such as a tie clip that glitters, fancy rings or anything that might cast reflections on camera lenses under the studio liglils. • * , » "Warch your posture. Don't slump or slouch, yet remember not to sit or stand so stiffly as lo look uncomfortable. Try to look relaxed. . "In short, shun nil things that will distract the viewers in your dress, speech, mannerisms or. actions and get your message and personality across in a forthright manner." There you have'it, as outlined by ABC-TV's Bill Shadel, a man who has introduced' a few thou- 'sand celebrities to television audiences. He's seen the things that can happen to a patiently promoted popularity in one appalling appearance for a television talk over a national network. And they're things Hint shouldn't happen to a — Lassie! INJURED Five year old Raymond Wilkins of Liberty township recently suffered a broken collar bone and other minor injuries when he was tossed from the tractor he was riding and was drawn between the fender and the rear tire. It was necessary to use tools to remove the boy from the tractor. GOTH Dr. and Mrs. P. E. Stuart of Nashua recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. UDM ClaiaitledR Pay Dividendi Movies slated to show at Algona's two theaters included "Those Were The -Days", with William Holden; "Cross Country Romance", with Gene Raymond and Wendy Barrie; and "Dr. Cyclops".. The latter was probably the forerunner of some of the present-day movies, like "I Was A Teenage Bride Of Frankenstein", etc. Behind The Movie Sets WITH BUDDY MASON V 1 1 ,\ Slake Funeral Homes ''Homes At" LuVERNE . WESLEY RENWICK TITONKA AMBULANCE SERVr c Oxygen Equipped -:- Radip Controlled • • . . INSURANCE FROM THE FILES OF THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES JULY 16, 1940 * 4 With an estimated SOO interested persons and sportsmen in at-' tendance, the annual trapshool and picnic of the Kossuth Conservation League proved a huge success at the Fenton ball park Sunday. Results of the annual predatory hunt were announced" and Fenton,*with a total of 16,765 points, took the trophy. Second place went to Lone Rock, which would have gained permanent possession of the trophy with a first place finish. The Lone Rock crew had won it the two previous years. Algona wound up third, followed by Whittcmorc and Burt. The first three teams were separated by only 620 points. The trapshooting team Irom Wesley won the county title for the third straight year and won permanent possession of that trophy. Members of th<j team were Root, Ludwig, Forburger, ArndorfiT and T. Ludwig. Tltonka annexed second, Fenton third, AJgona and Whit* temore fourth and Lone Rock, fifth. Bancroft downed Fenton in a baseball fame that preceded the trap, shoot. « * * An early-morning fire it Bode Sunday caused serious damage to the yode Bugle newspaper and printing plant at Bode. Marshal Oscar, ^ngelbretson discovered the b|aze. ftt'fi-a.m. Publisher., toy Nejtzke and tys wife wert spending the weekend at Spencer, but were notified immediately of the fire. Th e floor, windows and other portions of the building and a linotype, hand type and other equipment ms>ide the build- HOLLYWOOD, CAL ; — Most politicians are not exactly "unaccustomed to public speaking." If they've been in politics long, they've made more personal appearances than Lassie, Perhaps not always impressing their audiences as favorably. Many politicos memorize "a few extemporaneous remarks" from ghosted scripts with professional thoroughness. Most of them have absorbed enough stagecraft to be convincing before an audience seated at varying distances from a stage. • • • This- is all well and good in halls and auditoriums. But television with its cameras frequently as close as their morning shaving mirrors, demands a new technique. Here, the voting citizens can look them squarely in the eye as they talk in closcups. By disregarding a few technical rules, even a charming "off- camera" personality can impress home viewers unfavorably. If anyone is qualified to pinpoint the pitfalls of televised talkfests, it is Bill Shade), veteran commentator of the AB£News convention staff. In Bill's words, "Many politicians don't know the first thing about how to project a good television personality. They'd probably go ;i great deal farther in their political careers by memorizing some of television's DO'S and DC-NT'S . . . than the opposition's political track record." • • • With iliii in mind, Shadul of A. J. (Arnie) Ricklefs Hospitalization Health & Accident Life — Auto — Fire — Hail Personal Claim Service 2 E. State CY 4-452U DENTISTS ALGONA INSURANCE . AGENCY J. R. (Jim) KOLP Surety Bonds — All Lines of Insurance 206 East State St. Phone CY 4-3176 BLOSSOM INSURANCE AGENCY All Lines of Insurance Automobile - Furniture Loan 3 N. Dodge Phone CY 4-2735 BOHANNON INSURANCE SERVICE * N. Dodge St. Ph. CY 4-4443 Home - Automobile - Farm Polio Insurance CHARLES D. PAXSON Dwelling, Auto, Liability. Life, General |S Phone CY 4-4512 KOSSUTH MUTUAL INSURANCE ASSOCIATION Over $74,000,000 worth of insurance in force. A home company. Safe, secure. Phone CY 4-3758 Lola Seuffham. 8*c> HERBST INS. AGENCY For Auto, House, Household "«ods, and Many Other fcormr Phone CY 4-3733 Ted S. Heibst Iowa Farm Mutual Ins. Co. Affiliated with Farm Bureau Auto (with $10 Deductible) Life -• Hail - Tractor Phone CY 4-3351 HAROLD C. SUNPET Representing State Farm Ins. Co. 708 So. Phillips St. Vlgorta Phone CY 4-2341 AUTO—LIFE—FIRE—HAIL • t; f —- -. J '..-—:'-.. DALE W. LOCKWOOD 'Representative The Equitable Life Assurance Society* Of The United States Burt, Iowa Phone 20) fc Chiroproctor . CYs»«« 4-MtS for All MUTUAL FUNDS Pr. P. D. Arnold Chiropractor Over Peaney'a Phone ^- CY Hours: 9:00 — 5 Open Fridijr 8371 P*. WUUam L.H)t9f Chiropractor Sat DR. KARL R. HOFFMAN Off ice 1 in Home Federal Blcig. Uilice phone CY 4-434* DR. J. B. HARRIS, JR. Dentist New Location On Corner Phone CY 4-ua:«« At 622 E. State DOCTORS " MELVTN G. BOURNE. M. D. Physician & Surgeon 118 N. Moore St. Office phone CY 4-2345 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. lit) 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, M.D. Phytcia- •• Sn- 220 No. Dodge, Algona Tj Office phone CY 4-4490 Resident pauue o* i-.^a OPTOMETRISTS DR. L. L. SNYDER Optometrist > 118 East State Algona Telephone CY 4-2713 Closed Saturday Afternoons Drs. SAWYER and ERICKSON Eyes Examined Contact Lenses Hearing Aid Glasses 9 East State Street Algona, Iowa Phone CYpress 4-2198 Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed Saturday Afternoons • '^. A . .-, , : . ; _ DR. C. M. O'CONNOR Optometrist Visual Analysis & Visual Training 103 South Harlan St (Home Federal Bldg.) PHONE CY 4-3743 Form Manoganwil Carlson FJBIW -N. -Pol* Ph. CY 4-2f»l Serving Hancock, HumM* Polo Alto * Ko»turh C'untt*

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