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fc/ (to.) Upper D«* MotaM Tuesday, Nov. 15, 1960 FORTUNES OF POUTICS The victory of Senator Kennedy in the presidential contest did not come as a complete surprise. It was evident that the contest between ihe candidates would be close, and the razor- • thin ed§e of the Democratic nominee had \>een indicated ebrller. However, if there was an area surprise, it was the victory of Jack Miller over Herschel Loveless for the U.S. Senate. Several months ago ihe margin believed existing for Governor Loveless was considerable. It became evident, however, that as the election date neared this edge was being whittled, but a victory for Miller came somewhat unexpectedly in its scope. Every individual in political life must know one fact of politics — if you keep running long enough, someday you will lose. We presume the Governor is quite aware of this, also. However, we do think there are a few odd spots in the final outcomes. Governor Loveless pledged himself to a sales tax of not to exceed 2 per-cent at a time when there were strong advocates for a higher levy. It was even said "that if the State of Iowa did not levy a higher sales tax the state would go broke. Governor Loveless said we did not need it higher, and he will leave office with a state treasury surplus over twice what it was when he took the post. For this sound fiscal management he seems to have been given little credit. And it was evidently overlooked that during his terms as governor, the State of Iowa made a belated start toward modernizing and improving its state highway system, which had deteriorated badly under his predecessors. Governor Loveless may not have been a Daniel Webster or Henry Clay in the school of oratory, but very few U. S. Senators today are, nor do they need to be in modern government. Retiring U<S. Senator Tom Martin did a complete disappearing act. Governor Loveless can at least leave office knowing that both personally and politically he leaves his state in a good financial position, and with some programs of moderiza- tion that are moving ahead. The reelections by large majorities of M. L. Abrahamson as state treasurer, and Chet Akers as state auditor also point up a few pertinent facts of politics. Both men won by decisive margins. Yet in the past two years it was disclosed that state funds in charge of the treasurer had been lying around the state 15 and 20 years in numerous banks without drawing a penny of STRICTLY BUSINESS MONSTERS FOR MEN? We were all treated to quite an election night spectacle, 'as major T-V networks pitted their mechanical computing monsters against the old-fashioned brain method' of computing final outcomes and results. • It may be that, the mechanical monsters will eventually replace brains, too, as a 'requirement in the human race. The time may well come when each of us will have a private and small- scale computer that can 'fit into a pocket and when problems are to be solved we feed in the problem and get back the answer in a second or two. This will be a considerable saving on the brain. However, in predicting the election outcome on the presidential level no mechanical setup of test tubes did better than some of the fore*,, casters still using brains and -their own mathematics. The New York Times, Time Magazine,^Newsweek Magazine, U.S. News, and David Lawrence, all came close to estimating the final count of electorial votes very closely and before election night. It appeared that if any one group might find good use for a robot to do the thinking it was the weekly newspaper publishers. A survey made by the trade journal Publishers Auxiliary prior to the election had the weekly editors giving Kennedy 121 electorial votes and Nixon 416 — the worst analysis of the 10 major predictions m'ade. It was something of a novelty to find that one precinct from a state could be inserted into the irvtake tube of an IBM, Univac, or RCA unit and from that outake section came a prediction on how a whole state would go. If we can solve things like that of such momentous importance, so easily, from only such a small bit of information, it might be thqt there is hope for working out solutions to the problems of the world. Perhaps the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize one of these days will be a mechanical monster that can come up with the right answers. THERE IS ALWAYS HOPE The United States recently told the United Nations thqt total world disarmament could be achieved within five or six years with good sense^ that at least 100 male residents of the county had been clnsslflfl^l for the draft and three men were to be includett in the,first call. However, the board also announced that five area men ha'tf holi- fied it of their fmpondtrirf enhst- ment. The five, who had made application, were- Richard, M. IbX'ans, Swea City, Donald H. Merriam, LuVerne, Frederick J. Smith, LuVerne, Harry 'I*. Noetl- linm, Laknla, and Harold J. Palmer, Algona. FROM THE FILES OF THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES NOV. 19, 1440 * » * Winners in yield contest, sponsored by the were coming — soon. The Al- Algona Chamber of Commerce, goiia American Legion post an-, were announced Saturday. A. B. nounced its annual Feather Party Schenck of Algona took first in a large ad in the UDM. Games place with a yield of 86.7 bushels of chance, with turkeys, geese per acre. Other lop finishers were and ducks as prizes Tor winners, Roscoc Mawdslcy, Burl, Ilex were featured. The big event was Taylor. Sexton. Yields were to be held Nov. 25. much lower than in 1939. un- ^ fc • • • doubtedly due to the 1940 growing season. Advocates Patterson For feefe^. of A&ricullurft Spiril Lake', Iowa, Nov. 7lh 1960 Algomi Upper DCS Mbinos Algonn. la. ' Gentlemen-: • I want to sugficst the n;imo of George W. Patterson for Secre- Ihe 10-acre corn H was apparent Ihe holidays i al y O f Agriculture. „„., u.. 4i,., _._!_- . rvu,. AI j-j js {>rt ' ic j e in lne Register Forum have been the best thing published. 'Very truly, F. C. Lovricn. do»t Hind, frimd, tb» » fat w«fcj» «•* r Washington * * highlights of three below zero Nov. 13. High mark for the period was 48 degrees Nov. 17. * * * An old fashioned bucket brigade, hastily formed by neighbors, was given credit for saving the home and furnishings of the John Grandgenett family at St. Campaign after - thoughts — new report shows we're starting Benedict Thursday night. The It would be hard to find an to slip again. Engineering gra- fj rc was discovered in the ceiling American who is not glad it's all duates have' dropped off from above the kitchen nmfio. Tony over. We mean, of course, the 38,134 in 1958-59 to between 37,- Grandgenett and Henry Kuls- 1960 Presidential campaign and 000 and 37,500, reversing a pat- c hara fought -flames jn a small Wesley Wizards Wesley Wizards 4-1L Club met * - * * last week Monday evening at the Here arc the movies slated to home of Chnrlene Asa, Thc meet- show during the wtrk in Algona j n g was called to order by I're- About 100 hogs were lost by a — "Tugboat Annie Sails Again," sjdent, Mavis Nygaarcl. Plan? fermer in the Swca City area with Alan Ilnle, "Social Sea wcre made for Award Night durinfi the Nov 11 storm There- Lions', with Ronald Reagan and which was held in the basement nort came in a week after the Jimo Wyman, "Rangers of For- of the Wesley Methodist Church, blizzard swept through the area, luno". featuring Fred McMurray, Saturday night, November 12. •ilone with numerous other re- arid "Escape" with Norma Shear- Talks "frere given by Lorry ports of 'lost livestock and dam- cr and Robert Taylor. Funni-mark and Ruth Wubht-n age. Meanwhile, frigid tempera- and an illustrated talk was given turcs continued to grip the coun- Paradise is not a locality — by Linda Detmering. Lunch was ty much of the week, with a low it's a state of mind. served by Mrs Asa and Chnrlene. three below ' A WeMf Report jrom th^Nmtion't Cmpital by R«jr election. It's somewhat like walking off a busy street and into a sound-proof room. You can still hear the blare of horns and screech of brakes and all the tern of steady year-to-year increases which started in 1954-55 •—o— WHOLESALE SLAUGHTER- upper room despite intense smoke. The bucket crew then handed water up a stirway and the flames were extinguished. Flames wcre under control when MUmCIWUa wui il\.9 YT in iw»w i v»iv*»»tii*j *- pr*,i...^ ~. - , . ., interest. For a time, this caused considerable in- and a real sehse^of umency or. bo h sides. Agnation. Yet, in the next election, the state Ireasurer coasts to a comparatively easy victory. He had, of course, in the meantime reshuffled state funds so that interest began to be earned on state money. County Auditor Chet Akers, it was only recently disclosed, has had a "Flower Fund", a fund donated by employees in his department, ostensibly used to buy flowers for sick ' employees. Critics, however, challenged the fund as primarily being for campaign purposes, and There may be sVepfiiiinr ori -the subject' of world disarmament, and understandably so. It has never as yet been accomplished in the history of man, unfortunately.. '. . , But back in the twenties there were disarmament conference, and in the early thirties as well, when even if the goal was not accomplished, willingness by some nations was exhibited to go along with the idea. There may be leaders in some countries who inwardly have no desire to disarm. But we other noises associated with The sobering statistics are out tho Algona fire department ar- moving traffic. After an election "gain: 37.800 persons killed in ( . ivcd minutes i ate r. such as this one, one can almost highway accidents m 1959 and . « . still hear the candidates talking 1,400,000 others injured. The Na- Qne Qf , he slranges t stories re- and talking and talking. The tional Safety Council estimates sum from the Nov> „ b i izzard newsmen who followed the can- these accidents cost $5,900,000,000 concerncd t h c bank at LuVerne. diclates for hundreds of thou- '» wa ge loss, medical expense, in- Banker j A Nelson and daugh- sancls of miles are-glad it's over, surance costs and property dam- terg spent . tnc wcck e nd preced- So are the policf men who had age. And this says nothing of the . lhe storm at W allingford, to handle the crowds. And the tragedy which strikes homes Dorot hy Lindeback was at Gar- strcetcJeaners who had to sweep across the width and breadth of ner and Mrs Nclson ] lac t gono to up after thc ticker tape parades. the Nation. Safety experts say Jacksorii Mmn . lo v i sit relatives. And the candidates themselves, that for every person killed in an The storm arrived out ot now . TV viewers who watched their auto accident, 10 persons are in- here gnd j t a] , lnc travelers favorite programs pushed aside Jwed. three severely. Since 1913, flQm returnin g lo LuVerne. Con- lor a political speech are glad it's twice as many Americans — 1,- sequently> the bank was closed over. So are the people who had 298,031 — have died in auto ac- th fo i lowing day due lo tnc lack to eat those unpalatable $10-a- cicients than were killed in World of cmployees plate dinners and even the $100- War I, World War II and the , ' , a-plate dinners. A country divid-, 'Korean War combined — 576,161. ed by politics can now be united .Something to think about next together in thq',,i\me. you're on the road. 1!A»nlinnr1'' ' -'I' * '• AT THE Upper Des Moines Publishing Co. 111 E. Call St. ALGONA Phone CY 4-3535 :»W3S»mX*a}M2Q>»»CTCffiC8C^ '•' as primarily uemy 101 (.uuipuiyn ^u, ^u?^, «.,« . . , contrary to a state law if so. Mr Akers walked will place a small wager that the people they - • ' --- •• represent would gladly go along with the idea. While there is life, there is always hope, including the Utopian goal of world disarma- back into office, easily. We do considerable talking about better government and better men and honesty and integrity and economy and such things. There are times, however, when one can wonder if we rrient. We can only wonder what miracles in our are Times, nuwcver, wucn witu V.UM wwiiviv.1 >i •» *- • i •[ »• -J really do want those things in public office. If economy might be wrought ,f our nation, and o?we do not always indicate it. other ma or nations as well d,d not have the so, we uu / consistently crushing load of armament costs. * * * Building of hospitals, schools, highways - f'm- The idol of today pushes the hero of yester- anc j ng o f education, home building, everything dqy out of our recollection and will, in turn, be _ W ould really be no problem if the costs of supplanted by his successor of tomorrow. — preparing for war were eliminated. tdugfV' fight' that lies ahead. FOR ALL THE WORLD- There were few people ori the Down at St. Joe. Raymond Berte suffered a broken arm Tuesday, .evening while- atjempt- ing to crank a fractor at his farm. I Professional Directory rf»£»jy*i 40fh Anniversary Autos driven by John Lowenberg, Armstrong, and Verle Har- Lone Rock — Mr and Mrs Carl Ian, Algona, collided on highway globe who' did not have an op- f} atn) Armstrong,, will celebrate 18 a few miles west of Algona portunily to hear the results of their 40th wedding anniversary Friday afternoon. Fortunately, the election if they so desired. Sunday, Nov. 20, from 2 p.m. to neither man was injured. The Voice of America broadcast 5 p m in lne Armstrong public • • the results in English over faci- & c h O ol. The Public is invited to The Kossuth Selective Service lities equivalent to 60 of thc top- attend the open noose. Board reported during the week You Can Address Questions To Him At BOX 66 KALISPELL, MONTANA Washington Irving. * * it Nothing disturbs domestic traliquility. os much ns to have an old service buddy drop in and recall some of the buddy day incidents. * * * Whatever happened to a proposal to move the Algona city dump to a less conspicuous spot? $Tpp0r CS 111 E. Call Street— Ph. CY 4-3535— Algona, Iowa Entered as second class matter a,t the pogtohlqe at Algeria, Iowa, under Act of Confrew of March 3, 1879. _ Issued Tuesday in 1960 By THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBt-ISHINd CO. R. B. WALLER, Editor & Publisher DON SMITH, News Editor MERLE PRATT, Advertising Mgr. GEO. M. SMITH, Foreman THE CAMPAIGN IS OVER The Humboldt Republican - The election campaign is over. The people's choices have been selected. The sore spots linger but there' is no changing the result. Perhaps you didn't : like some of the selections. We didn't. But we know the majority has made their selections and we must live with them. That's the Americpn way. Settle leadership questions By the ballot and not with guns. ^ Many charges and countercharges are made during a campaign. Some are sure to leave sore spots. Some inefficient and bumbling candidates were elected. Some always are, but therefore usually enough good ones elected to .keep the poor ones under control. That, again., , is the American way. We prefer it to shooting. . |s|ow we can begin to evaluate the • de-fuel deeds of those elected and see if they square wjth their promises. And if they don'»:;w.e can howl abput it'cmd ;keep it in mind for. the,, next election, ....'..,.,. AS lona,' ps we live in an agricultural community we .vyill b,e greatly concerned with the most U.S. radio stations. More than 300 stations in Latin American rebroadcast the results in Spanish and Portuguese. Thirty stations carried them in Italy, West Germany, Austria, France, Spain, Luxembourg, Holland, Iceland, Norway, Turkey, Tanganyika and Kenya. And they could be•• heard behind the Iron Curtain from many directions. Needless to say, the outcome of _ the election was as important to arnong other things" says there can be no organization sponsored these people as to us. dances for seventh and -eighth graders. Most of us didn't think this —o— is very fair and would like your opinion. — Dancer. EXPENSIVE TRAVEL — Any . Dear Dancer: The code is probably worthy enough but perhaps time President Eisenhower tra- it's.gone to extremes. Seventh and eighth graders should be allowed vcls "politically" the Republican to dance in their own age groups but I think once-a-month school or party has to pay thc bill. It costs church-sponsored dances are sufficient. Under 21 A coll""" for l<'««-ajM > »'* By Don Holligon Dear Dan: Our junipr high school recently passed a code which, a .whopping.$1,499 an hour when Children in the two age brackets shouldn't expect to have weekly he flies iiv his big 707 jet. Thc dances like their older brothers and sisters may have. Air Force breaks down this t'i- * * * * gurc as follows: $809.41 for main- Dear Dan: We've got a group of girls here who are forever tcnance; $339.63 for petroleum, pestering us to take them bowling and dancing or just riding around, oil and lubricants; $39.72 for tra- Then when we go for a snack, they order a meal and you'd think they vel duty pay of the six-man hadn't eaten for a week. They're nothing but clothes racks, changing crew $31 03 for administrative into something new everyday. Whose place is it to teach them the overhead, including b a « u ;i g o score, their parents or us- — Disgusted Don. INSURANCE A. J. (Arnie) Ricklefs Hospitalization . Health & Accident Life — Auto —. Fire — Hail Personal Claim Service 2 E. State . CY 4-452U 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 7 N. Dodge Phone CY 4-2735 BOHANNON INSURANCE SERVICE 1 N. Dodge St. Ph. CY 4-444SJ Home - Automobile - Tarm Polio Insurance CHARLES D. PAXSON Dwelling, Auto, Liability, Life, General Phone CY 4-4512 Chiropractor Dr. D. D. Arnold Chiropractor Over Penney's •Office Phone — CY 4-3373 Hours: 9:00 — 5:00 Open Friday Night handling, and $53.30 for material expense. -o— ; CLUCK-CLUCK BUSINESS — Dear Don: You sound like a boy who's about ready to swear off girls for life or else you just had a bad day. You know, no one's forcing you boys to date these girls and if you don't want to, don't. Most girls realize thc financial limitations of a teen-age boy's NATIONAL EOIT01IAI NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE Newspaper Representatives, Inc. ifth Ave; New York 18, N. Y. HATE* IN KOSSUTH CO, fMb to «tv»w* „,...**.„• j AJjpffl* pupfiffl j#> ewnWwiMon, em **** :1AL CITY AMD COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING HATES ON REQUEST agricultural problems. We »will watch •-, with interest and (iojUiimtfptiQn what the administration does abo^fhe fa/rrt problems. And we'll .wonder, as'each.ploin'li,,0rinounced, whether or" not it will Wgjffr. ''thp farm problems are rnany -and varied, and a* tr) e interested observer of a 160 acre plot we want thqt 1-60 to return a profjt;.; . • America has spoken, and on that |^ct .qnd, with that fact,, we rpu§t, live.. l,et's bppe art'd p'ray that the lecfiiter's'fiip: : V*NWf«fd 'will .*erve l ''us''Welt. • •-•.!» "- ; ' "'* • '•' • '"•' * ..:• Station attvodant to tar'ownfrs: "Voiir 6lf s okay/ byt your engine- needs changing," * * * There's a two-way contest in the summer ypu rnqy have rni*,sed, The,. nois,e.- of -traffic, driver ing folks to the suburbs, and the noise of power mowers driving them back to the city. > • '.* * • • Hear ytl Tht ttrriblt twpl Ggrner kegder: Yes, let's b.eware of the "Terrible Two" — traffic and drownings. * ' *,,,.- * Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with otheii. -Robert Louib The flaiiltcy and egg business has wallet From wnat you wro te, these girls think you're independently grown,. sg fast in this country rt wea ithy and unless you tell them your exact financial status, they has posed some serious problems may continue with the wrong impression. fo'i- the "farmers who produce you don't have a legitimate complaint about their clothes. Who thenii Deflated prices has bet-n looks neater — the girl who wears something bright and fresh each one. of the results. Still, poultry day or the girl who likes to run around in the same pair of slacks and eggs rank third as a source or jeans? ot farmers' cash receipts. We Americans today eat more than Dear Dan: I'm thc mother of two teen-agers, a girl of nearly 17 Jhrec times us much chicken as and a boy of 15, and have a problem concerning them. My children We do" veal, lamb and mutton are probably 'no different than any others with the possible exception combined. During the past 20 they think the world owes them a good time seven nfghts a week. years ugg production per hen has My husband doesn't think much of it and says I worry too much Increased by 'close to 50 percent, but \ believe he's wrong. Both my teen-agers are active in school This'is thefesult of better breed- organizations arid if they're not attending one meeting or another, jng,. feeding •, and management. It they're, on a date. if no longer unusual for flocks to ' 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 fVnods, and Many Other t'or«n» Phone CY 4-3733 Ted S. Herbit Farm Bureau Mutual Ins. Co. Affiliated with Farm : Bureau Autp (with $10 Deductible) Life - Hail . Tractor • v Phone CY 4-3351 Don Stark, Mgr. HAROLD C. SUNDET Representing , State Farm Ins, Co. . 706 So, Phillip* St. Ugona Phone CY 4-2341 AUTO—LIFE-^FIRE—HAIL, Dr. William L. Clegg Chiropractor 521 E. State St. Hours: 9:00 — 6:00 thru Sat 9:00 — 9:00 Friday Ph. Off. CY 4-4677 Res. CY 4-3461 DOCTORS MELVTN G. BOURNE. M. D. Physician & Surgeon 118 N. Moore St Office phone CY 4-2345 Resident phone C"i! 4-2277 jTN. KENEFICK, M. D. Physician & Surgeon 218 W. State Street Office phone CY 4-2353 Resident phone CY 4-2614 , _ The four of us used to be very close and spend most of our 200 'or more eggs a year evenings together but lately all I feel like is a cook and maid. piT-hmi; To kelp the farmfi' gi-t 1 don't want to be too strict with my two because 1 know their .rid of '.this great egg production friends are allowed to do exactly as they're doing and sometimes Uhcji- jSam already this year has even more. •noiight 1.S million cases of e K gs. DALE W. LOCKWOOD Representative The Equitable Life Assurance S.ouiety Of • . The United States inn >.- IM-S ui L-KKS Will they ever get over this selfish streak they have and is Burt, Iowa Phone 201 >tost of; it wil! go into the school there anything 1 can do to'help them? Thank you. - Mrs R. G. -— Junch program. Dear Mrs R. G.; As you said, your teen-agers aren't much : iv-Mrvrurn "CDTTTMTV wrm different 'than any others so in that respect, you don't have top r.™ ii,i * PU ,| NIK NEED ' serious a problem. CD? —• When the Russians start- Before you go blaming teen-agers too much for being selfish and led the world with its launching independent, keep in mind that for the most part they're only follow-^ ,pf ••lhe..-"lirs't space satellite the ing tlie actions of their elders. I remember the days when families first thing we did in this country slaycc i ) lom e most of the time and when they did go out, they enjoyed was to look around and see what simple pleasures such as going to the movies or visiting friends, happened to our scientific pro- Nowadays when a man and woman visit friends, they know they granvs. Among other things we jus.t won't be sitting around talking and listening but they'll usually discovered that the Russians wind up with a deck of cards in their hands. Also, adults feel they wire placing far more emphasis have to join just about every organization under the sun. on scientific training than we 8« you see, tewwgers being involved in (me QrganwsHon or ^•e. Consequently, we hastened implher aywVt by themselves. Boweve^ jn yW.JP?w^ la A 1 .? a ?£:.. 1 * 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 JOHN M. SCHUTTER. MJ>. Physician & Surgeon 220 No. Dodge, Algoni Office phone CY 4-4490 Resident phone CY 4-2338 OPTOMETRISTS DR. L. L. SNYDER '. Optometrist 113 East State Algona Telephone CY 4-27U Closed Saturday Afternoons DrsTsAWYER ind ERICK8ON Eyos Examined Contact Lenses Hearing Ai4 Glasset 9 East State Street Algona, Iowa Phone CYpress 4-2196 Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday Afternoons CRAWFORD INSURANCE SERVICE , . T Andy Crawford All Type! Of Jnaufahca • Office phone CY 4-3379 DENTISTS DR. KARL ft, HOW* AN Off ice In Hom 9 . to get more youngsters interest- think perhaps your two children should be to)4 yoU ar« »till tn»iir . ' and engineering. A aiuthcr and the authority in your home. - j. B. "HAM m. TiC Pmiul N«w Location On Qoin«r MMM 49V 4*WM4 Al 622 E. Slut* DR, C. M. O'CONNOR Optometrist Visual Analysis & Visual Training 108 South Harlan St. farm Mqnagtm+nl C«r|»o» Compiny N. D0dg« CV 4*H91 StnrinB Hancock, Humboldt Polo Alto A Kouuth CounllM i,j _ '. .' ,A ...1.. i .ti. S\ .. i

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