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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, October 11, 1960
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t^Algona (la.) Upper DM •*-"*•• tuesdoy, Oct. 11, 1960 fle$ lomes STRICTLY/BUSINESS MR HOFFA CASTS HIS VOTE The announcement made recently by James R. Hoffa, head of the Teamsters Union, that he woulcf support Richard Nixon for president, must come as good news to the vice president. Hoffa's union has 1,600,000 members, and while not all of them may vote for Nixon, their boss is pointing the way. Why is Hoffa for Nixon? Here is a man who has been pointed to as the worst in union leadership — and he's for Nixon. Big business, which has a tendency to vote Republican, has considered Hoffa the worst foe it has. Now they are sleeping in the same bed. The answer is simply that Senator Jack Kennedy ' aroused Hoffa's ire as a member of the committee on improper activities in the labor or management field. Even Hoffa, with his strong union, could not intimidate Kennedy, and the alleged corruption in the Teamsters Union was investigated and exposed in the 1957-59 period. Mr Nix6n is welcome to Mr Hoffa's vote. And it might set a great many other folks to thinking it over. .. . * * * PROMISES KEPT Taxation has emerged as a central issue of the state political campaign. We're glad that it has. The record of the state Democratic administration is a good one on that score. In 1956 the Democratic candidates, led by Herschel Lov.el.M9, promised to cut the sales tax from 2 Ms percent to 2 percent, and did. The income tax rate in that year was also cut. In 1958 the chief campaign issue between Herschel Loveless and the Republican nominee, William Murray, was again based on taxes. Murray advocated raising the sales tax to 3 percent. The dire prediction was made that without the increase, Iowa's financial situation would be desperate if not fatal. Loveless won. The state surplus with the 2 percent sales tax has nearly doubled since he took office. This year the Republican state ticket isn't being quite so blunt. They now advocate "broadening the tax base." They get no more specific, but to: ''broaden the tax base" they will either have id raise the sales tak or use some other means. There Js .also a lot of double talk, such as advocating property tax relief and at the same time raising school aid. You can't do both. State school aid has gone up steadily since World II; so have property taxes. But state school aid increases have been the result of good fiscal management by the state administration, so that increased school aid has been possible without increasing state taxes. The increase in state property taxes is entirely a local matter. Property taxes originate in the home county as a result of the local- city, town, county and school district budgets. The Democratic state .ticket, headed by Governor Loveless who now seeks a U. S. Senate Upper cs ill E. Call Street— Ph. CY 4-3535— Algona, Jowa Entered •• Mcond clau matter at the postotfice •t Algona, Iowa, under Act of Congreu of March S, 1879. Issued Tuesday in 1960 By THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Editor & Publisher DON SMITH, News Editor MERLE PRATT, Advertising Mgr. GEO. M. SMITH, Foreman NATIONAL EDITORIAL NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE Weekly Newspaper Representatives, Inc. 404 Fifth Ave., New York 18, N. Y. SUBSCRIPTION HATES IN KOSSUTH CO. One Vear. in advance 13.00 Both Algona papers, In combination, per year $3.00 Single Copies „ ,„, , „, . JOc SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Vear, in advance ; 14.00 Both Algona papers in combination, one year $6.00 No subscription less than 6 momhs. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST seat, and Nick McManus, lieutenant governor now a candidate for governor, has made a good record, one unblemished by scandal or corruption. It deserves continued support by Iowa voters. * * * WRITING OFF CUBA? Reports from Washington state that "the U.S. has written off Cuba" in the family of nations. It is understandable that such a reaction takes place. But it is possible that Custro as Cuba's leader is only a temporary head of state. The time may soon come when Cubans themselves will have had enough, and if and when it does come we only hope that the United States is more alert than it has been to act in a friendly manner to a small nation only 90 miles from our coast, a nation that we fought a war to create, and a nation whose people generally have been warm-hearted and friendly toward \ the United States. , It is hard to believe that we can lose all of this friendship in a few short months. * * * POLITICAL HUCKSTERS Exchange — An increasing horde of ad men, public relations men and other highly-paid propagandists are seeking to bamboozle the -American people. That is pointed out in a United Press International report and in a warning by Congressman George.M. Rhodes (Dem., Pa.). The letter said: "A subtle but dangerous kind of deception has been taking place in America for a number of years. I refer to the campaigns waged by political hucksters and propagandists to discredit groups and individuals who have stood for individual freedom, the right to dissent, and for humanitarian programs. Their weapons have been the smear technique, distortion, phony labels and outright falsehoods. "Teachers, ministers and women's groups and others who have dared to advocate progressive programs or ideas have been smeared as 'intellectuals/ 'eggheads,' or 'professional do- gooders.' Liberal members of Congress have been labeled as 'spenders' because they have fought to improve the economic standards of the underprivileged, the aged, the sick and handicapped. "Similar deceptive campaigns have been waged in other econofnic and political areas. Aided by Madison Avenue public relations and advertising firms, they have attempted to mould public opinion and influence elections by the use of phony 'polls,' scare words and political fakery." The UPI report said "business and industry today are spending more than $2 billion annually for public relations activities designed to bewitch the public and impart a rosy glow to the corporate complexion. There are an estimated 1,350 public relations practitioners, most of whom are on the staffs of corporations." The report went onto the tell how "TV moguls" voted to spend $500,000 on propaganda cooked up by publicity experts to offset the television scandals revealed by a house investigation committee, and how "the drug industry retained a high-powered public relations counsellor to carry its case to the public both during and after the Kefauver hearings. "Perhaps the most successful effort" of that kind, the report added, "has been turned in by the public relations counsellors for the cigarette industry. In the face of studies linking lung cancer to cigarette smoking, sales of cigarettes have continued to set new records." In the present election campaign, it's particularly important not to be fooled by the public relations men and "political hucksters." Fortunately the American people have a lot of common sense. If they will use it, and do their own thinking, even highly-paid experts will find it hard to bamboozle them. * * * Stay off highways Osage Press-News: Stay off the highways as much as possible. You'll be lots safer. * * * A Michigan housewife, quite attractive it is stated, was awarded $850 damcSges for "humiliation" suffered when her bathing suit turned transparent during a dip in Lake Michigan. Modesty still has its rewards. * * * For those who feel they can support neither major political parly's candidate for president, we would like to point out-that Rutherford Decker is also running, candidate for the Prohibition party for president. * * * - . The Republic of the Congo is beginning to look like a dream that has a long way to go before it becomes a reality. you approftch rJhe problem K> You Can Address Questions To Him At BOX 66 KALISPELL, MONTANA Under 21 By Don Holligon DEAR DAN: My steady and I date each Friday night for our canteen dances and we usually have a lot of fun except for his jealousy. He can't fast dance and doesn't want to learn because I've offered to teach him several times. Anyway, 1 love to fast dance and 1 always get asked to by different boys during the evening. Well, t-verytime I 'accept, my boy friend does a slow burn and for the last three' weeks we've ended the evening with a big argument. I think very highly of my boy friend but he hasn't any right to be jealous just because !• don't sit out all the fast dances. We both read your column and would like to hear what you have to say. —Bette. DEAR BETTE: Oh, for the joys of going steady. Anyway, girl, you're paying the price for going steady with your boy friend's jealousy and your ruined evenings. 1 certainly don't think you should sit out every fast dance to please him but you could sit out several of -them. You know, this problem would probably be solved to the satisfaction of both of you if your steady would learn to fast dance and learn right away. Otherwise, the arguments will probably keep up until you have your final one. , * ij* * * DEAR DAN: Would it be proper il I went to visit my boy friend at his Army camp some weekend and stayed alone in a hotel nearby? My parents know I wouldn't do anything wrong and can be trusted but they don't think the visit would be proper. Do you?—Annie G. DEAR.ANNIE: Sorry, but this visit would be very improper. If your steady's parents were going U> be along, then you would have no worries. If you were several years older, engaged to the boy and your wedding date set, then possibly you could get by without fracturing any rules of good taste. However, considering that you're sull in high school or a recent graduate and under the circumstances you described, such a visit would be in-poor taste. Sorry. DEAR DAN: There's a" girl who sits beside me in study hall and she's driving me crazy.,I met her on the street a couple of mornings yncl gave her a ride to school and now she seems to have the idea I'm her boy friend or something. She's always passing me notes, mostly cute jokes, and usually manages to walk along with me when classes are changing. Yesterday, for example, she just "happened" to be standing near my car when school was dismissed and I was practically forced to give her a ride home. I don't have a steady girl and don't want one but unless you can tell me what to do, 1 may wind up with one. Please answer this soon before 1 find myself engaged.—Worried Senior. DEAR WORRIED: Funny thing, 1 never had problems like that when I was in school but I guess some guys have il and some guys don't. As far us the attention you're getting in your study hall, I ihmk if you politely warn the girl the teacher will eventually see ner passing notes and may read them aloud, that should stop that practice. In going to school in the morning, take a different route and you may not meet the girl. Your problem of giving her a lift home in the afternoon can be solved if you park your car ''around the corner" or oeat it out to the parking lot and get gone before she comes out of school. Or, kill some extra time in school and let her leave first. You may be able to discourage her from latching on to you us classes arc changing if you grab hold of a buddy and' concentrate all your attention on him. This seems a little cruel (and the girls will hate me for it) but .here's no sense in this girl having the wrong idea about you and perhaps having her feelings hurt later on. FOR SAFETY SAKE — Uncle Sam has been asked to equip all of his 250,000 motor vehicles with safety'scat belts «u out down on injuries and deaths. Statistics show thai vehicular accidents arc the greatest single cause of occupational deaths in the Federal service. Last year alone then'- were 35 fatalities. And there were more than 2.800 traffic injuries which cost the Government in the neighborhood of SU'i million. So far, every study has shown that drivers and passengers wearing scat belts have a much better chance of walking away from a mismip unhurt. QUACK-QUACK CENSUS -Again this year the Nation's duck hunters are being asked to cooperate with the Fish and Wildlife Service in order to determine the extent of the waterfowl kill throughout the hunting season. When a hunter buys his cluck stamps he is handed a double post. card. He sends half the caj'd to the Government nnd keeps the other as a sort of scorecard on which he lists the number and kind of waterfowl lu: bags and the number of days he hunts. This informal ion helps the Wildlife Service determine the number of birds bagged so that it can set up the next hunting season. —o— FULL SPEED AHEAD — There's a new policy in force at. the National Labor Relations Board. Whenever a union or its members files an unfair labor charge against an employer tin; board tries to dispose of the c.-.-c within 30 days. This is beneficial both to labor and management. Eighty-eight percent of all such cases are now disposed of within that time limit. In this way an investigation is carried out while the evidence is fresh and the memory of witnesses still clear and accurate. For management's part it now can find out in the earliest possible time whether the Government's complaint against them is legal or should be thrown out. Unfortunately, this speedup policy hasn't yet spread to other agencies of Government. had a fire in the home. * « » Algonn's one Boy Scout troop was <<plit in half (in numbers, not CTnsswisr) and Harold Wohl unrl Jf'SM' Reynolds were namod Scoutmasti-'rs of Iho Uvo resulting troops. One troop was to meet Tuesdays, the other Thursdays, at Bryant school. * >* * Dale Davidson of Algona suffered several broken ribs when his car collided with a tractor pulling a wagon loaded with corn Monday noon on highway 18 near Se:;lon. Bill Green, operator of the trnctor, was thrown from the vehicle nnd suffered minor leg injuries. , / Ten brawny corn huskem from iiroimd Kossuth county wen. 1 set to compete in the annual county corn husking contest at the E<1 Mawdsley furm near IrvlngUm Oct. 18. Thf coVi- tosl. was being sponsored by the Farm Bureau and the Algona Chamber of Commerce, with the three lor) finishers to receive awards from the latter organization. All sections of Hie county were to be represented in the contest. 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Pinkham's Vegetable Compound from druggists. See how fast you can feel "all woman" again I SLEEP I HOURS-WAKE UP TIRED T When due to simple iron-de- nciency anemia, take Finkham Tablets. Iron-rich, they start to strengthen your blood in 1 day! Washington igh lights A Weekly Report from the Nation*! Capital by Rmy Fi tportfr <f^? FAMILY READERSHIP The "home" newspaper is not just a "one shot" deal ... it doesn't hit the wastebasket after one person's hasty scannirig ... it is a product edited for every member of the family . . . and read by every family member . . . advertising as well as news! DES MOINES PUB. CO. 111 E. Call St. Algonu, lowu IT'S GOOD lUSINHS TO WSIN8SS AT HOME * J V TALK. TALK. TALK. — As everybody already knows it takes a lot of talking to got legislation passed by Congress. Just how much is the interesting part of it. The House members decide in advance how long they want to talk on a given bill and so limit themselves. On the other hand, the Senators talk as long as they want. So naturaHy the Senators talked .more than the Congressmen during this last session of Congress. To be exact, the Senators wore in session Tor 1,188 hours and 4 minutes, requiring 11,5-15 pages in the Congressional Record" to record for history's sake their immortal words. The House members, though, used up only 512 hour.-: and needed only 0,233 pages in the Record to say their piece-, Despite all this talking the Senators passed only naif as many public bills as the House — 14U to the House's 277. As usual, a )ut more bills were dropped in the hopper than were enacted into law — 1,497 in the Senate and '4.830 in the Hou.-ie. President Eisenhower vetoed thive Senate- bills and 21 House bills. Only one bill was passed over the President's veto -- u bill giving u salary inccousif. (o Federal workers. — -o — • BOMB INSURANCE - - A sign placed on Capitol Hill by a joke- stcr tells the story of Wasrunj;- in a few words. It reads: "The Enemy Would Kcvi_-r Bomb This Place And End All This Confusion." UNDER FIRE — Look for both Presidential candidates to be criticized in the weeks ahead for failing to come out stronger for a program putting the United States ahead of Soviet Russia in the space race. One argument is that the American people do not know this is really an issue since neither candidate has given it much attention. The prospects are good that Russia may place a man in space in the near future. If we were embarrassed when Sputnik I went up our fac,cs will bo even redder if the first space man is a Russian. —o— LEST WE FORGET -- Mr Khrushchev has a right to boast about a lot of things. But the United States isn't exactly second rate and it doesn't hurt to take slock from time to time. Consider these facts. We have only six percent of the globe population and land vvt we consume a third of the world's goods and services. We are only one of the world's 117 nations, yet we control almost half ol t|u' win-Id's energy output. We raise 37 percent of the world's cotton and 53 percent of the world's corn. Today, around 73 million cars, buses arjcl trucks are owned, by Americans, more than by all the rust of tha world combined. Mr Khrushchev has a lot of catching up to do. FROM THE FILES OF THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES OCT. 15, 1940 « * « Bancroft, always a power in Iowa baseball circles, annexed its second straight state championship of the 1940 season when the high school team came . through with a 5-1 decision over Willjamsburg Saturday. Gocl- fredson hurled a two-hitler to lead the Kosstit.h team to the title. In fact, he hurled the other two wins in the slate meet also, downing Letts, 10-5, Thursday and Rockwell City, 9-3, Friday on the way to the finale. Coach of the team was Thomas Hanifan. The other Bancroft championship was brought home during the summer by the Lions who copped the amateur title end moved into the national meet at Battle Creek, Mich, before losing on. * * * A sudden cold wave made everyone in the area think about wintry blasts just ahead. A balmy and beautiful fall ended abruptly, at least for the time being, when the mercury dropped to 34 degrees Oct. 14. The high for the period was 79 degrees only three days earlier. The cool weather was supposed to remain, according to the weather bureau. * * » Ronald Peterson, 2!/z, of Algona suffered a painful injury to his nose when he slipped and fell on a piece of tin'.while playing at the home of his parents, Mr and Mrs H. W. Peterson. In some unknown way, the sheet of tin flew up and struck him and several stitches were required to repair the damage. » * * Carl Harms, who lived on thp Doegc place netu Tilonka, evidently liked to get things done in a hurry, Being anxious to get, his fall plowing done, Carl got six men with tractors and plows and the crew went to work and how! The seven tractors corn- pitted the task of plowing 3,5 acres in only five hours. Assisting in the work were Ralph, Jesse ajid John Hariris, Hurley Bockrjoit, Herbert Rakow and Frank Hauptly. o * * Wedding licenses continued to make big news ac the courthouse. A total of 13 were issued during the week nt the cierk's office as October continued to resemble June in this area, wedding-wise. The farjn home on ihe John Ward place near Wesley was completely destroyed by fire Sunday afternoon. A Jire had been started in the furnace of the home and it was thought spar-ks may have ignited the roof, Tlio Wesley fire department was called, out the firo had loo much of a head start and couldn't be put ou: until the entire $eco,n,d floor had been burned out and the downstairs b,adly damaged by smoke and water. It wab the thud time the Wardo Professional Directory INSURANCE A. J. (Arnie) Bicklefs Hospitalization Health & Accident Life — Aulo — Fire — Hail Personal Claim Service 2 E. State CY 4-452U Chiropractor Dr. D. D. Arnold Chiropractor Over Penney's Office Phone — CY 4-3373 Hours: 9:00 — 5:00 open Friday Night ALGONA INSURANCE AGENCY J. R. (Jim) KOLP Surely Bonds — All Lines of Insurance 206 East State St. Phone CY 4-3178 BLOSSOM INSURANCE AGENCY All 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. PAXSON 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. Sec'y HERBST INS, AGENCY For Auto, House, Household floods, and Many Other I'onna Phone CY 4-3733 Ted S. Herbst Farm Bureau Mutual Ins. Co, Affiliated with Farm Bureau Auto (with $10 Deductible) Life - Hail - Tractor Phone CY 4-3351 Don Stark, Mgr. HAROLD C. SUNDET 'Representing State Farm Ins. Co. 706 So. Phillips St. Ugona Phone CY 4-2341 AUTO—LIFE—FIRE—HAIL ~ DALE W, LOCKWOOD ' Representative " The Equitable Life Assurance Society Of The United States Burt, Iowa Phone 201 Dr. William L. Clegg Chiropractor 521 E. State St. Hours: 9:00 — 6:00 thru Sat. 9:00 — 9:00 Friday PK Off, Cy 4-4677 Res. CY 4-3461 DOCTORS CRAWFORD INSURANCE SERVICE ' Andy Crawford All Types Of Insurance Office Phone CY, 4-2279 DENTISTS DR, KARL R, HOFFMAN Office in Home Federal Blrif. Office phone CY 4-434 i DR, J. B, HARRIS. JlT Dentut A; 622 E, &*«»• MELV'N 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. 110 N. Moore Street Practice Limited to Surgery Office Hours by Appointment CYprcss 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 if JOHN M. SCHUTTER. MJ>. Physician & Surgeon 220 No. Dodge, Algona Office phone CY 4-4400 Resident phone CY 4-2339 OPTOMETRISTS DR. L. L. SNYDER Optometrist 113 East State Algona Telephone CY 4-271' Closed Saturday Afternoons *Drs. SAWYER and ERICKSON Eyes Examined Contact Lenses Hearing Aid Glasses 9 East State Street 1 Algona, .Iowa Phone CYpress 4-2196 Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed Saturday, Afternoons DR. C. M. O'CONNOR Optometrist Visual Analysis & Visual Trainins 108 South Harlan St. (Home. Federal Bldg.) PHONE CY 4-3743 Farm AAanaatmenl Carlson Farm Mtnsgcrntnf Company 12 % N. D6dfi« J»h, Serving Palo Alto A KouMlh

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