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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, December 6, 1960
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Op.) Upper pM fA^lntt Tuesday, Dec. 6, 1960 tipper fle$lome$ T-V AND THE CAMPAIGN We have read a great deal since the recent election on the subject of T-V and its use, and particularly on the series of debates between the two candidates. A great many commentators have belittled the debates on the basis of the subject matter involved. We shall make no effort to evaluate the subject matter, but leave that to greater and rnbre profound minds. If inferior in value this time, it could improve in future years. But on one point, we have a very definite idea. Putting the candidates in front of the people on T-V, letting them talk, express themselves and their viewpoints, and seeing them in action, has very definite merit. A man could run for president and except for what you may read about him in print (and this swayed by particular bias of publishing monarchs), the average citizen has-no conception of the individual except as an image created for him by written words. Seeing the candidates in person, hearing them talk, each individual citizen has a chance to make his own evaluation. There may be some who do not like this, but to us it marks a tremendous, progressive step in enabling the public to make up its own mind. And, we might add, it leaves little room for phoneys and wind bags. * * * MR ERBE CHARTS A COURSE Governor-elect Norman Erbe, fresh from a vacation in Mexico after the election, has charted a course for his incoming administration. He is for — Widening of narrow highways. — Immediate removal of highway curbs. — Lowering the minimum voting age from 21 to 18 years. — Increasing terms of elective state officials from 2 to 4 years. ,. — Imposing higher bonds on key clubs. — Using a state treasury balance of about 43 million to reduce it to about 5 million, providing for increased state aid to schools and higher agricultural land tax credits, and spending part for new buildings at state institutions. He is against — — Legalizing the sale of liquor-by-the- drink. — Repealing Iowa's "right-to-work" law which prohibits making union membership ever necessary for a worker to hold a job. The incoming governor wll find' that highway widening and removal of the ill-conceived highway curbs has been progressing well in the past several years, although some of the same remains to be done. We congratulate him on favoring this continuance of a program begun under Governor Loveless. The other points are somewhat non-controversial, except the plan to again deple.te the state treasury. This will be something to watch. It took four years for a Democratic governor to build it from 4 million (and nearly broke) back to 43 millions. Upper PI er rs til E. Call blreet—Ph. CY 4-353.5-rAlgona, Iowa Entered as second class matter a.t the postoffice •t Algona. Iowa, under Act 61 Congress «f March 3. 1879. . Issued Tuesday in I960 By THE UPPER DES MOINE8 PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Editor & Publisher DON SMITH, News Editor MERLE PRATT, Advertising Mgr. GEO. M. SMITH, Foreman NATIONAL EDITOfMAl NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE Weekly ntewspaper .Representatives, Inc. 404 Fifth Ave., New York 18, N. Y. BATES m £93?^!"* 99- On* Year, m advance $3.00 Bq'th Algqna papers, jjn cpipbipqtiprii pf year *o.ou Single Copies ----- — '-- we SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIPE KO8SUTH One Year, in advance '- .—14.00 Both 'Algona papers in combination, one year _..$6.0Q No sutwriptlpn less that) $ month*. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING" RATES ON REQUEST As usual, being against "sin" never hurt anyone politically, and Mr Erbe seems to be on the side of the righteous. Well, the governor- elect and his party control the state; now let's see what happens. * * * UNFINISHED BUSINESS As the inaugural day of President-elect John F. Kennedy draws closer the position and responsibility that he will assume and the problems that the new president will face, become increasingly large. During the recent campaign many problems facing the nation were swept under the rug, as now become more clearly evident. Only since the election has the seriousness of the matter of the outward flow of U.S. gold been exposed to public gaze. Only now do we read of the government reports on many things which % were suppressed during the campaign, foreign relations, unemployment, civil defense, farm surpluses, U.S. prestige, to mention a few. When Senator John F. Kennedy becomes President Kennedy he will find a vast amount of unfinished and postponed business and problems of government dumped into his lap. We pray that he has the physical vigor as well as the courage and intellect to meet the situation. It will be a colossal job. WHO WANTS HIGHER SALES TAX? Grundy Register — The Iowa Farm Bureau at their annual meeting the past week proposed an increase in the sales tax and the state income tax. Increase of the sales tax is contrary to the proposals of the late two candidates for governor. On the sales tax the majority of Iowa people very definitely decided two years ago they wanted no higher sales tax. We doubt that Iowa people since 1958 have changed their views about a higher sales tax. Raising the sales tax and using the increase to lower school taxes would be taking money out of one pocket and place it in pockets of others. It would take more money for taxes from low income pepole to relieve a possible tax relief to higher income people who are more able to pay. Two out of three farmers in Grundy county are renters. The sales tax farm tenants have to pay is very much higher than the sales tax the owner of the farms pay. The little relief the farm landlord would get in property taxes his tenant would help to pay with a higher sales tax. We doubt if the coming state administration will follow the advice of the Farm Bureau to raise the sales tax. ARE THE SCHOOLS REALLY IN A BAD FIX? Fort Dodge Messenger — Both the parties have adopted planks endorsing federal aid to education. They differ in detail, but so far as principle is concerned they pretty much resemble the old comic strip characters, "Mike and Ike-They look alike." The question that arises from this is simple: "Are our schools in so bad a fix that the only solution is federal aid, federal money, and growing federal control?" Some facts produced by the Citizens Public Expenditures Survey may help you reach an answer. STRICTLY BUSINESS think be', left over from the l*rt wccMtivt •bakt-upl" Washington highlights * * A WeMy Report from the*frmtion'i Cmpitul ftp JUgr F< THE BIG SCRAMBLE — Cell- worked before or after harvesting elected to Congress is one ing. The scienlisls are also 'try- problem; picking out an office ing to find means of testing in the two sprawling House Of- and measuring contamination fice Buildings is another. Just that are : much more accurate to make sure the whole thing than has been possible previous- is on the up-and-up a drawing ly. is held before each new session —o— of Congress. Four new members CAUTION TO THE WINDS will gel an advantage by draw- In a new appeal to parents the ing two days before the olhcrs. U.S. Public Heallh Service emp- That's because they are former hasizes Ihe imporlance of seeing members who successfully won that children receive the rccom- a bid to return 10 Congress. Be- mended number of polio shots. A fore this current members will study of 1,300 paralytic cases have a chance to pick offices which occurred Ihis year includ- the district were at the confab. Movies of the Iowa-Illinois foot- : ball game proved to be an in* terestirtfe feature of the evening program. • • « A letter from John W. Storm, state fire marshal!, was received by County Auditor E. S. Kinsey Monday, stating that the Kossuth county courthouse would have to be completely rewired. The order from the fire marshal came as a result of a routine state inspection of the building two weeks earlier, the report proved quite interesting, stating that some of the wirinn was very bad, with some hanging over nails and heating pipes in the building, and in many places bare wire, without insulation, was found. It was atso pointed out that books and records were stacked against heating pipes and that the floors were saturated with an inflammable liquid (used for cleaning). The new wiring job and general cleanup of the building was ordered to begin within 30 aays and comment around the courthouse went something like this — "It's like betting money on a dead horse." Rtcords of campaign expenses were filed by candidates at the county auditor's office. Winning and losing candidates alike filed the information. Expenditures ranged from none to $175.49, ac- cordjng to the list of 16 candidates printed in the UDM. Campaigns cost a little more than that 20 years later. * » * The draft was becoming quite a large operation. With many young men from this area already in service following enlistments, a call for 29 more men Went out. They were to report for physicals in. ^anuary, 1941. Kossuth's gross quota of men estimated at 416 to be by tKe end of 1941. It was figured 227 ,, leaving a total of to be drafted before that date. And it was still a year be- •fffcgOKKetexosi^^ ^V^^^HM^P •f^^Bn PRI The best..for less AT THE Upper Des Moines Publishing Co. 111 E. Call St. ALGONA Phone CY 4-3535 for a glorious week-end in Minneapolis stay at the New a vi. u ,,v.v. ^ H .v.«. um^-a WHICH occurred mis year mciua- fnrp f L/_ n f* nf ,i, nn Pmrl l-Tii-V»m- vacated by defeated or retired ed 597 cases of children under f ° re th ° attack °" Pcarl Harbo1 Congressmen. New members will five who had received no shols. draw numbered metal discs from Such Iragedies will continue un- . . . . , ... ,._,,, a wooden box. Low numbers will loss parents starl each new baby er "gj^ and £° r " e l ^Jonomn have first choice, und so on. Af- O n his polio shots when he is two ^So^NTjL SH ° PP1NG This note appeared in the low- . tcr all the numbers are drawn to four months old. About 93 mil- the new members will be given H O n people, representing 60 per- * * * an hour or so to look over vacant cent of the population under 60 Here are the markets for the offices and pick the one they years of age, have had at least weok ' heavy butcher hogs topp- like. There arc 03 new Rcprc- one shot. About 25 percent of the ed at $5.60; top fat steers and sentativcs — 45 Republicans and, population have not had four or fat . yearlings brought $9; new At ttM Ntw Hoiw Maryland, en any wc«k md, you will (« • doubto room, brtikhft for ilw MtrylMid'i fabu- toM OrtoMi room, (tm TV and parkin* fim k>d|tn| 10 child rt* under 14 when iccom- by ptrtnu. Spatial ndtiMd rat* at ikaaian. All CONDITION!* MOIOOMI MO tPARKUN* IU BATHS Is there P classroom shortage? since the end of World War II we have built, without federal handouts, 680,000 classrooms- more than half of all in use. Is there a teacher shortage? If so, it's hard to pin down. There are 47.6 per cent more teachers no wthan in the 1949-50 period. The number of pupils has increased too, of cpuse, but to a lesser degree— 44.9 per cent. Have the teachers salaries lagged seriously behind? It doesn't look that way. In the last 11 years these salaries have increased by 99.8 per cent — almost doubled— while the cost of living has increased by only 23.6 per cent, according to the government's Consumer Price Index. Has the public been niggardly in its spending on schools? Again, it doesn't look that way. This spending increased from $5.8 billion in 1949-50 to $15.5 billion in 1959-60 - a jump pf 167.9 per cent. Putting it another way, we spent $260.37 for each pupil in 1949-50; now we spend $481.48. No doubt political consideration dictated the federal aid-to-education planks in the platforms. But they certainly aren't backed up otherwise. * * * Seems even the dead can vote. If a person mpi|,ed pn absentee ballot and died before eleo lion day his ballo.t would still be counted. — The Qdebolt Chrpnicle. * * * If you have an open mind you stand a good chance of having something worth while drop into 18 Democrats. BIG HEARTED UNCLE — During the pasl three months lh,e' Federal government has passed out to the slates over $90,000,000 worth of properly for which il no longer has any use. This includes such items as school and hospital building sites, buildings suitable for college^ dormitory or faculty housing, motor vehicles, nospital, school and office furniture, hand ana machine lools, molion picture projectors, laboralory equipmenl and i school and office supplies. Since Ihc government Usually gets 10 cents or less on the dollar when it sells such property more docs as compared to 14.2 white corn, 53 cents; new white percent in 1959. FROM THE FILES OF THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES DEC. 10. 1940 oats, 29 cents; no. 3 malting barley, 35 cents; no. 2 soybeans, 80 cents; premium eggs, 25 cents; sweet cream, 37 cents; hens, 11 cents; and ducks, nine cents, live. * * » The mercury climbed back toward warmer temperatures, but the weatherman was Idling everyone to look out as colder readings and snow were due to arrive within the ncxl couple of days. High mark for Ihc week was a pleasant 45 degrees Dec. 6, while the low was 11 below zero Dec. 3. The highest low reading was Dec. 6 when area citizens were greeted by a 30 do- j ProfessionaTJOirectory j IT BECOMES A NECESSITY! Yes, reading the "Home Town" newspaper gets to be a habit. We have found over the years that newcomers may l, the F f|r$t few wee^s, pay tya much attention to papty, Ayt as t^| fntyUJK| |o by, and their gcq widens," jjjiey finjl S ^J«( V,mf «\ewspaper an pkspute necessity. And, if they may move away it is still a "must." This intangible "something" that only a home town and county paper possesses is the "reason why" it is the area's most, valuable advertising medium, too. UPPER DES MOINES PUB. CO. ; 19 INISSATHOMI ' At least 15 Algona lawyers and gree reading. it makes sense that these items their wives attended the annual * * * are donaled lo the Slales for a mid-winter meeting of the 14lh One of the cleverest ads in the worthy cause. district, bar association at Em- UDM was a WemMey tie layout. —o— metsburg Salurday evening, bu- A cartoon, showing a meeting GIANT VENTURE Who- ke Linnan of Algona was named of a women's club, had the chair- ever lakes over from Secretary a_ member of the executive coun- man of Ihc group saying, "Re- of Agriculture 1 Ezra Taft Benson c '' °^ *' lc stale bar association .by solved: In order that there be no will learn quickly lhat farming members present at Ihe districl more jokes'about Christmas lies is this Nalion's biggest industry, meeting. About \00 lawyers from — "we shall all give Wembley's-" It employs 7Vfc million workers " or more lhan are employed in .Ihe sleel industry, auto industry and trahsporlalion and public utililies combined. Investments in agriculture exceed $203 billion which is 4/5 of the value of current assets of all U.S. corporations and 3 ,'i of the market value of all corporation stocks on the New York Exchange. This in- veslment in agriculture repre- Dear Dan: I'm a 14-year-old girl whose mother doesn't allow sents $21,300 for each farm job her to date so I sneak out at night when I can. What^do you Uiink for " " '' '' -— ;i - J ---' :1 " — •----'-- --•---• INSURANCE A. J. (Arnie) Ricklefs Hospilalization Health & Accident Life — Auto — Fire — Hail Personal Claim Service 2 E. State CY 4-4529 ALGONA INSURANCE AGENCY J. R. (Jim) KOLP Surety 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 Chiropractor Dr. D. D. Arnold Chiropractor Over Penney's Office Phone — CY 4-3373 Hours: 9:00 — 5:00 Open Friday Night You Can Address Questions To Him At BOX 66 KALISPELL, MONTANA Under 21 s \ coinni" f °r It-ru-ajicrs •y Don HolUgon BOHANNON INSURANCE SERVICE 1 N. Dodge St. Ph. CY 4-444SJ Home - Automobile - Farm Polio Insurance CHARLES D. PAXSON Dwelling, Auto, Liability, Life,- General Phone CY 4-4512 as compared with $15900 e-ich ibb in industry ' _ RIDDLE OF AFRICA — The emergence of one new country of an 11-year-old brother who waited until I got out of my bedroom window and then locked it? What can I do to get even with him?— Unlucky. Dear Unlucky: I think your brother deserves a medal and if he's told your mother about,your disappearing pet, so much the belter. I only hope you don't someday regret slipping out .the window and after another in Africa is creat- getting involved with the wrong boy. ing problems hardly dreamed of a decade ago. Since it * is impossible to cross some Dear Dan: I know you have to have a high school education in parts of this vast continent the to join the WAC's but do the WAVE'S have the same qualifi- popiilation can only be guessed cations? Thank you. — Wondering. at _ over 220 million people P? a * Wondering: All branches of the service have the same Approximately 95 percent of the qualifications, either a high school education or its equivalent, people cannot read or write. * * * • * There are more than 700 Ian- Dear Dan: My boy friend and I have a really big problem, guagcs spoken on the African y ou , seC| W c're going steady and we' pass notes during the day continent, very tew of which arc wnen we c hange classes. One note my boy friend wrote to me written at all. Granting indepen- rea i dirty, so I when answered, I made my note dirty, donee to these new Nations has • This continued'for a week pr so and then his father got all the not solved these many'problems notes someway or other and read them. NOW he won't allow his but merely increased, them. The sofi lp see me. He says I'm n,p good. an,d trash and honestly, Dan, most valuable commodity in I've never done anything in my life to be ashamed of. How can Africa is education and anyone J prove to my boy fiend's parents I'm. Apt what they th,ink I, am? who possesses only a small —G.B. ' '••''" • •' ' amount of it is soon marked for Dear G.B.: If you don't consider writing and receiving i'dirty" leadership. One of the new Afri- notes anything to be ashamed of, what do you consider it? While can Nations could boast of only you certainly lowered yourself in the eyes of your boy friend's three college graduates and not parents, I don't believe you should take the entire blame. After ;, single doctor. aj^, your boy friend started the "dirty" writing and is even more go to his parents and man CLEANING THE CBQPS — The Department' 01 Agriculture is 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 ^wds, and Many Other l'or««i Phone CY 4-3733 Ted S. Herbit Farm Bureau Mutual Ins. Co. Affiliated with Farm Bureau Auto (with $10 Deductible) Life - Hail - Tractor Phone CY 4-3351 Don Stark, Mgr. HAROLD C. SUNDET Representing State Farm Ins. Co, 706 So. Phillips St. Ueona Phone CY 4-2341 ' AVTC—-LIFE—FIRE^HAIL DALE W. LOCKWOOD Representative The Equitable Life Assurance Society Of The United States Burt, Iowa Phone £Q1 Dr. William L. Clegg Chiropractor 521 E. State St. Hours: 9:00 — 6:00 thru Sat 9:00 — 9:00 Friday Ph. Off. CY 4-4677 Res. CY 4-34f* DOCTORS MELV'N G. BOURNE. M. D. Physician & Surgeon 118 N. Moore St Office phone CY 4-2349 Resident phone C\ 4-2277 J. N. KENEFICK. M. D. Physician & Surgeon 218 W. State Street Office phone CY 4-2353 Resident phone CY 4-2614 CAROL L. PLOTT. M.D. 110 N. Moore Street Practice Limited to Surgery Office Hours/by Appointment CYpress 4-48C4 Office CYpress 4-4331 Residence " JOSEPH M, ROONEY Physician & Surgeon 114 N. Moore Office phone CY 4-2224 Resident phone CY 4-2232 JOHN M. SCHUTTER. MJ>. Physician & Surgeon 220 No. Dodge, Algona Office phone CY 4-4490 Resident phone CY 4-2335 OPTOMETRISTS DR. L. L. SNYDER Optometrist 113 East State Alpnna Telephone CY 4-271! Closed Saturday Afternoons '' The only thing I can suggest is for yo.u ($ go to his parents an |1 them you're sorry'for what 'yaw t did., «f y$ur boyfvjjend. is ma i-naaaed in one of the most im efl<W# h . » he should atjn^t his p$ri arfd if hfi doesn'i, $s parents <• nfc.u},i.u in out 01 1411. inos»i im- £&:..«! i!~ »,-u P.,™! r» T tu».. jgjK !-.-«.?£.. I --& .1 .^J.?iu :.•'...:» CRAWFORD INSURANCE OH t way radioac'tw 1 fallout from farm land if thai .should ever become necessary. Kxnei mienls so far shauB b'e lold. Even If'they forgive you, and they should, it will be sometime before they think of you as a "nice 1 ' girl. You brought have p Mr Dan; How much is a 1931 Modcl-A Ford worth today? j' V e got a chance to buy a good one but the owner doesn't know show that fallout cannot be ef- w hat he wants and 1 don't know what to offer. Will you please fee-lively removed by harvesting angwei 1 .Uus as soon aj» possible? -» Qiujidy.- crops. It removes only about a ' De«| Buddy; |'m npt tpp ^harp wj\ere cur m'ices are concerned fourth of the contamination. E,e- but 'JKfcdeF-Ars .nave always bjedjvjn a ojass by ' .Uieniselves. Even searchers have round that usin,g though the car is nearly 30 years old, if it's a good one, it's probably SDedallv-built machine to vac- fi 'gem and should be worth at least $300. Hdwever, for a factual cuum-dcan the cropb have not' answer, why not ask unc or two local car dealers? y Crawford All Types Of Insurance Office Phone CY 4-2279 DENTISTS DR. KARL R. HOFFMAN Office in Home Federal Bldg. Office phone <? Y 4-434* D*. J. ^ HAJR IS, JR. New Location On Corner Phone CY 4-2334 Al 622 t. Drs. SAWYER and ERICKSON Eyes Examined Contact Lenses Hearing Aid Glasses 9 East State Street Algona, Ipwa Phone CTpr«Bf4-8im Hours: 9:QQ a.m. to 5;00 p,n>. Closed Saturday Aljternpoof DR. C. M, * pome — Visual Analysis & Visual Tr 108 South Harjan St (Horfte Federal Bldg.) PHONE CY 4-3743 Farm •*»,. >»T^ ^/v £!rlM» Manfftnient CY 4-28DJ Serving Hancock, Humboldt Pale Alto & KoMuth CouufiM

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