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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, December 13, 1960
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(la.) Upper D*» Moint* Tuesday, Dec. 13, I960 CHRISTMAS CARD HISTORY An eccentric Englishman who died in 1912 is largely responsible for much of our knowledge of the history of the Christmas greeting card. He was Jonathan King, who had a hobby of collecting Christmas cards & who in 60 years managed to accumulate more than 500,000 samples of Yule greetings published from 1843 onwards. King started collecting cards in the 1850's, only a few years after the publication of the very first such greeting. This historic item was produced in 1843 by a printer for Sir Henry Cole, and it found its way into King's collection. In recent years the Hallmark card people procured a major part of the collection located at Kansas City in a museum. Frorp this collection a record of the development of the Christmas card has been made possible, and from them also we have learned much about early Yuletide customs. Price Albert, husband of Queen Victoria, introduced the Christmas tree to England, and also adopted the custom of sending out cards at Christmas-time. His example was followed all over England, and then spread quickly to the rest of the world. So, when you prepare your own cards, and in turn receive them from near and far, you too are taking part in a custom that began over 100 years.'ago, and one that brings joy and warmth to this time of the year. * * * A LESSON FOR FARMERS Indinola Record-Herald — During recent months two major automobile manufacturers have dropped certain makes from their lines. They dropped them because of L'ifavorable reception from the public and will concentrate on other models which can be more profitable. Both cases are good examples of the difference between what industry can do and what the farmer cannot do in the matter of controlling his price and production. The manufacturer sets the price he must have for his product and if it does not sell he can withdraw it. The farmer has very little to say about what he can ask for his product, regardless of his production costs, and as an individual has almost nothing to say about how much is produced. It is easy to see why organizations like the N. F. O., which urge cooperative action, have an appeal for so many farmers. -™- - f * * * , Do you suppose those picketing mothers down in New Orleans will knock off long enough for Christmas? * * * Are the fires all out? Where is the young generation of thinkers hiding? The old Electoral College is now taking its lumps, especially from disappointed republicans who never bothered to question it before. Upper iUcs dl E. .Call Street—Ph. CY 4-3535—Algona, Iowa Entered as second class matter at the postoffice at Algona. Iowa, rmder Act of CongreH «f March 3. 1879. Issued Tuesday in 1960 By CHE UPPER OES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Editor & Publisher DON SMITH, News Editor MERLE PRATT, Advertising Mgr. GEO. M. SMITH, Foreman NATIONAL EDITORIAL lA! NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE Weekly Newspaper Representatives, Inc. 404 Fifth Ave., New York 18, N. Y. SUBSCRIPTION HATES IN KO6SUTH CO. One Year, in advance S3.00 Both AJgoua papers, In combination, per year »a.ixi Single Copies . lOc SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year, in advance $4.00 Both Algona, papers in combination, one year S6.00 NO subscription less than 6 months. OFFICIAL CITY ANP COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST THE ALMIGHTY DOLLAR There has been considerable speculation of late as to whether or not the dollar is as robust as it wds a couple of years ago. Perhaps old age is creeping up on the dollar, but it still remains an object much sought after and much admired. It is still pursued and courted as it was in its younger days and we do not expect it to completely lose its charm for a long time to come. While others may talk with great seriousness about the dollar, we prefer to pass on a little information as to its background. The dollar was born in a silver mining hamlet not far from Prague in Europe. The Count of Schick had established a mint near the mines early in the 16th century, and this factory began issuing silver coins in 1519 bearing the image of a patron saint of the community, located in a valley. The word "dollar" is derived from the German word for valley, "thai." It was originally called a "thaler". The Dutch came to speak of it was "daler." In England it was progressively called the "daller", the "dallor",, and finally the "dollar." It circulated widely, and you even find it mentioned in Shakespeare. In 1872 our young government .advocated that the fledgling country adopt a decimal monetary system based on dollars and cents. The basic unit of currency was to ba "the 1440th part of a dollar," a figure which would convert other currencies, into American monetary units without leaving a fraction. Thomas Jefferson approved the idea but opposed the establishment of a basic unit so small in value. His-Influence did much to place the dollar in the American fiscal system, and. it has remained with us ever since. But m the land where it originated, the dollar did not fare so well. When the small German, states amalgamated into the German Empire, coinage of the thaler ceased, and the mark took its place. Today's world is a far cry from the earlier, simple financing methods. Our own great nation finds itself facing a steady reduction in its gold supply, and somewhat drastic measures have been taken to reverse the trend. Our gold supply is what backs up our paper money. In the meantime, however, the old dollar keeps rolling along, maybe a little creaky at times, but still very much respected. * * * PHYSICAL FITNESS BELOW PAR It must have been something of a shock to most of our adults to read the recent report of the American Association for Health and Physical Fitness, which states that in over-all physical fitness American boys and girls fall far below the youth of other nations. This, despite the fact that we are a nation devoted to sports of all kinds. Yet, it should not have been too great a surprise. During World War II a considerable percentage of American young men were turned down for military service because of a lack of physical fitness. The Association compared tests for endurance and sustained activity given alike to American boys and girls, and young people in European countries. In nearly every comparison, our own results were below those overseas. The comparisons should provoke serious thought and stimulate universal and organized action before it is too late. The rapidly changing mode of American life is leaving its imprint on the basic physical fitness of American youth, and not for the better. When the young boys and girls of other countries show up 14 percent higher in exactly the sama tests, we can well become somewhat alarmed. Perhaps all of the "progress" we have been making is not as good for ourselves as we had imagined. The nation's future depends somewhat, at least, on sound physical fitness of its youth. * * * SHALL WE DO IT OVER? Exchange— G.O.P. leaders over the country are not to be blamed for being dissatisfied with the outcome of the election for President. It is poor sportsmanship to ask that the election'be held over again by insisting on recounting the ballots in a dozen or more states where the Kennedy vote did not show a substantial lead. One of the states for which a recount is proposed is Illinois, where the official count gave Kennedy a lead of around 10,000. GOP party leaders are showing poor sportsmanship by not being willing to accept defeat graciously. The American people do not like poor losers. * * * Keep Trying — it is often the last key on the ring that opens the door. SAFETY STAY ALERT! STAY AU VE! MAKE IT COFFEE WHEN Y6U DRIVE You C«n A<Mrt»s Questions To Him At BOX 66 KALISPIU, MONTANA buses were running behind schedule all over the area. Highway patrolmen had asked all drivers to stay off roads unless they were on urgent business. Low temperature reading during, the week was five ^degrees below zero, while the high was 47 degrees Dec. 9. The low mark came two days before the storm. * * * Teen-agers write to me everyday and one'of their most consis- Two young men from Kos*uth tent subjects is "going steady." Many teen-ngers especially girls county enlisted in the U.S. Navy and boys in their young teen years, go steady «" d ««"»»? ™J»* at Fort Dodge Curing the week, know why-believe it or not. Because his subject is always a matter They were Clarence A. Ander- of discussion. I'm repeating some of the argumcnti,; for and• agatast «on Bancroft and Mclvin T that type of dating as given by high school students. If you re Baas, BurS. Meanwhile th<?£*,£ going steady and really don't know why. make sure you read this ty draft board continued to com- column. plcte preparations for monthly Several popular reasons include the following: draft calls coming up in the fu- i. A girl or a boy always knows he or she has for the ture. It was expected that about important social even'ts of the high school year. 29 men would leave this county Jan. 25 as draftees. 2. It's less expensive than "playing the field." The girl doesn t necessarily have to have a new dress for important dates. The boy doesn't have to worry about spending several dollars on each date p I because in lime the couple will bo content in taking a ride, taking ' a walk,or staving at the girl's house. KCH ins nism arm cauum in me " 3 Tll ° 8 irl and b °y eventually feel they're a part of the other's be t of the marine Tednesday family and if they can't get along with their own parents, be jeyc Srnoon Ld sufferecV a Teve'e they do have other adults who will "understand" them and their fracture of the lurearm. He was problems. - ,. * rushed to a Fenton doctor's of- 4. AH humans want to "belong' or know that someone ( Cares. In fice, then taken to the Kossuth having a st&idy, a teen-ager believes he or she is someone •pecial. hospital in Algona for x-rays and 5. Going steady is a "must" because "everybody s doing; it. treatment. The injured man stat- 6. Going to last-minute arranged partis at school or at a friend s ed the mishap happened so fast house where a girl or a boy must bring a date is no trouble when a IIP didn't reallv know his arm date cun be arranged With the steady by a quick phone call. he man t icany Know nis aim A coup]e dating sleady cnn always {ecl they havc someone to confide in at anytime. A girl may know more about her boy friend's troubles, thoughts and ambitions than his parents. The same is true in reverse. * * * * Charlm Steinbeck of operator of a protablc buzz saw, got his right arm caught in the got caught. Washington * * highlights A fire completely destroyed the C.C.C. engineer's office Sunday morning at Bancroft. Cause of the blaze was not known. Biggest loss in the blaze was a set of records of all' projects, kept in the building, but duplicate re- A Weekly Report romjhe**Natioifi Cmpitul by Rmy rt Jr WORRY SEASON — With pounds of milk per day. All in good reason, perhaps. Demo- all, she produced 10,807 pounds cratic leaders from a number of of milk and 427 pounds of but- states which voted Republican in terfat. the Presidential election are —o—• making a bee-line for Washington. It seems they are worried lest they be punished by the new Administration for not making a better showing. At any rate, when they reach town they Arguments against steady dating include the following: 1. The boy and girl gradually shut themselves off from their other friends and miss, out on fun with,"the gang." 2. Dating only one individual, boy or girl, will eventually result cords were kept, some with the in the teen-ager having a one-sided point of view where members of county engineer and others at the opposite sex are concerned. All teen-agers may be alike but at the same time they are quite different. 3. Going steady more often than Jiot invites familiarity. Most boys wouldn't think of parking on a first dale with a girl. However, parking in some cases becomes an accepted part of each date or is the date itself where going steady is involved. 4. Too many boys who go steady eventually believe'they "own" C.C.C. headquarters in Milwaukee, so work went on as usual at the camp after the fire. Algona firemen were called to the Voigt Cafe on East State street at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday when tne girl and should have certain personal privileges. Girls, in order ENCOURAGING PROGRESS — The Interior Department's "Mission 66" program in now 4M: years old. This is a program — to be completed in 1966 — to improve the national parks usually get the same advice, "Go which were visited by almost 65 see Bobby." Bobb.), of course was the campaign manager of his brother, President- elect John F. Kennedy, and still one of his closest advisers. Whether any punishment is doled out remains lo be seen. The reverse could be million Americans this year. It was started in 1956 when it was city police discovered the place was filled with smoke. Luckily, there was no fire at all. The firemen discovered a stove pipe was leaking smoke which filled the cafe. * * • The approach of Christmas brought another special feature to persons shopping in Algona. From 2:30 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, the park system had deteriorated to the extent that roads were unsafe, campgrounds run down and overcrowded and most conditions the case. Kennedy may fear that at a substandard level. found that facilities throughout a county woman's rural chorus, under the direction of Mrs V. K. Rising of Algona, presented a lo keep their boy friends and "prove" that their love is more than just talk, grant those privileges. 5. The break-up in most cases isn't worth the enjoyment of steady dating. If a girl and boy lost interest in each other at the same" time, there's no harm done. However, in the large majority of cases, only one of the two involved loses interest and the "loser" is left emotionally depressed, sometimes seriously so. 6. Studies may suffer drastically because more attention is being given to the steady than to the books. 7. A boy may go into unnecessary debt for his girl, For example, buying a car he can't afford. 8. Steady dating at too early an age. may ruin a teen-ager's future. Life-long plans for college may be discarded for a marriage right after high school graduation or even during high school. You, as a teen-ager going steady, may have other reasons or if $5.67 VERSUS $159.00 This space is approximately the same size as a U.S. postal card. To mail a U.S. postal to every family reading this newspaper would cost $159. poslag« only. This same space as paid advertising in this newspaper would cost $5.67, including space and message. Newspaper advertising is your most economical and direct form of advertising. UPPER DES MOINES PUB. CO. 111 E. Call St. Algona, Iowa IT'S GOOD BUSINESS TO DQ mUMMf At HfOMI j. ^F^" ^^^^^^JPWff -^^-T www^w* Vice President Richard N. Nixon will take him on again in 1964 so instead of punishing the states which went for Nixon in 1960 he may ''romance" them to get their support in 1964. —o— BITTER AND THE SWEET — Here's one problem the new President will be i'aced with in his first year in office: The U.S. will produce more goods and half-hour program ^of Christmas yt>u don ! t g O s t ca dy, may have -reasons other than those mentioned " " ! " " " just why you don't. Like everything else in life, steady dating has its good and bad points. carols. Following the program, members of the chorus were guests of N. C. Rice at the Call Theater for a free movie. cverything from boats, horses and mules -to dogsleds and skis services in 1961 than ever before to make their appointed rounds. in history but unemployment Seventy-four of these carriers and 75 travel by —o— SANTA HARD AT WORK — The Post Office Department is determined to get Christmas mail , ., , , ,.,„., delivered on time and by every known Algona lady, died Friday means of transportation possible. The Department's 12,000 "Star Route" carriers — who handle the mails undei a private contract with the government — use Mrs C. M. Doxsee, former well- at her home in Redwood City, Cal., at the age of 79. Mrs Doxsce was a sister of Harvey Ingham, editor of the Des Moincs Register, and also a former Algorum. Professional Directory will be even higher than in 1960. The experts have come up with this conclusion after studying several areas of activity which use horses and 75 travel boat. A Nevada carrier drops mail from an airplane, one in California travels on skis and a vitally affect the American eco- carrier in Alaska delivers his en- nomy. Automobile production, tire route by dogslcd. for instance, will drop from 6.7 million to (i.5 million. Still production will run between 95 and 100 million tons Compared with 99.3 million tons in 1960 but because of higher costs steel prices will rise. The construction industry will have its best year in history with an expected five percent increase in volume. The drop in employment is slated to occur in the first three nioiitns oi' the new year. —o—• KEEP ASPIRINS HANDY — The sniffles season is now on. hand so here's what we can expect. About 600,000.000 days of The fare ai local theaters looked pretty good for the coming week. Slated to show were "Hullabaloo", with Frank Morgan, "Dr Kildarc's Crisis", with Lew Ayrcs, Laraine Day, Lionel Barrymore and Robert .Young, "Seven Sinners," featuring Marlene Dietrich, John Wayne and Albert Dckker, and "Bank Dick", with W. C. Fields. PARROT The Ernest Johannsen family of Carroll has a parrot that has been a member of the family for nearly 40 years. Her age before that' time is problematical — she's probably about 50 now. FROM THE FILES OF THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES DEC. 17. 1940 Kossuth county got blasted with another blizzard — second work, schooling and other "regu- of thc scason when nine inches lar activity will be lost by Amer- o( snow lt -' 11 dur '»S a 36 hour period Dec. 15-16. While the latest storm was rough, it didn't cause nearly as much trouble leans during the next three months as a result of the common cold. The average person will lose about four winter days, tlle Nov - u blizzaru. Many coun- ' '' - try schools were closed Monday to remove the possibility of teachers and students getting stranded in the one-room buildings. Many cars were stalled in 1 m If of which he will .spend "in bed. HORN OF PLENTY — A«ain in 19(il Americans will he best open throughout the storm. Some county roads were closed for a short time mid trains and fed people on ei-.rth. We'll prob- dri f} s> _ but ,f tato n'«hways were ably eat about four more pounds * ' of meat per person. Most of this increase will involve beef which should reach a record 89-90 pounds per person. Veal consumption will increase slightly but lamb, and mutton will drop off. Poultry will be somewhat more plentiful and milk production will likely increase. There will be more white potatoes available in the stoivs but. far fewer sweet potatoes. So it's easy to see there will be a lot of hearty meals in 1961. YOU SAW IT ADVERTISED IN THE UPPER DES MOINES Let's Make Algona Beautiful $ 25<Hj $|Q OO YULETIDE NOTE — More than 40 million Christmas trees will be offered for sale in the U.S. this year. About 12 million of these will be imported from Canada. These trees cost all the way from 25 cents for wild ones to $3.50 or more for plantation- grown lues. This price is at the source of supply, however; not at the market place —o— HEFTY APPETITE — How much can a cow eat? The Department of Agriculture comes tin with an answer that almost gives you inHij'c-stuin to think of il. An experiment conducted with ii seven-year-old Holstein cow showed it put away . 350 pounds of freshly chopped alfalfa daily. She was fed no grain and utrM'ougliase. The cow cuvc 03 1st Prize 2nd Prize 3rd Priie FOR THE MOST BEAUTIFUL HOME DECORATIONS Let's aM put up tome kind of decoration for all to enjoy. Make Algona Beawttfvt. The only entry requirement is that you leave th* decorations up until ofatr Ntw Years. Call your entry into one of the following committee members. INSURANCE A. J. (Arnie) Hicklefs Hospitalization 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 BOHANNON INSURANCE SERVICE 1 N. Dodge St. Ph. CY 4-4443 Home - Automobile - Farm Polio Insurance CHARLES D. PAXSOH 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 4-3758 Lot* Scuffhanv Sec'y HERBST INS. AGENCY For Auto, House, Household Puods, and Many Other fe'ornu .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, 8UNDET Representing State Farm Ins. Co. 706 So. Phillips St. Ucona Phone CY 4-2341 AUTO—LIFE—FIRE—HAIL *' DALE W. LOCKWOOD Representative The Equitable Life Assurance Soeiety Of The United States Hurt, Iowa Phone 201 Chiropractor Dr. D. D. Arnold • Chiropractor Over Penney's Office Phone — CY 4-3373 Hours: 9:00 — 5:00 Open Friday Night 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 Ret. CY 4-34W DOCTORS MEL.VTN G. BOURNE. M, O. Physician & Surgeon 118 N. Moore St Office phone CY 4-2348 Resident phone C\ 4-2277 J. N. KENEFICK. M. D. Physician & Surgeon 218 W. State Street Office phone CY 4-235S 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 ptfone CY 4-2282 JOHN M. SCHUTTER, MJX Physician & Surgeon 220 No. Dodge, Algona 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 Beecher lone, Chr. Pat Mantog •on Mock Tunney Hwenbold SPONSOtiDBY ALGONA KIWANIS CLUB CRAWFORD INSURANCE SERVICE Andy Crawford All Types Of Insurance Office Phone CY 4-2279 DENTISTS DR, KAJII. & Office m Hprus Office 'phone ._ 4434* DR. J. S. HARRIS, JR. Phon* CV 4-7M4 Ai 682 E, SU»e Dn. SAWYER awl ERICKSOM Eyes Examined Contact Lenses Hearing Aid Glasses 9 East State Street Algona, Iowa Phone CYpresa 4-2198 Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed Saturday Afternoona DR. C. M. 0-COMHOR Optomqtriit Visual Analysis it Visual Training 108 South Harlan Si (Home Federal Bldf.) PHONE CY 4-3745 Form Carlae* Fww Compaaf 1214 N. D04* Ph. CY 4-3 Serving Hancock, HumboJd* Palo Alto A Kouulh CeuntiM

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