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3~*t|gfla (»«.) Ufrp»r Pet Mditnf Tuesdoy, Dec. 20, 1960 [THESE WOMEN! By (TAlessio BETTER TO PORGfet IT There is little use, of course, for us to raise our voice in objection to an event that is. forth- Coming in 1961; we are already snowed under. We refer to plans being made almost nationwide, in 43 states to be exact, for observance cf the Centennial of the Civil War. Legislatures have already appropriated over $3 million dollars for various forms of mobilization for this 100th anniversary. Somehow or other, in a day and age of a constant cold war threat from missiles, rockets and hydrogen bombs, reviving the memories of a blood bath that cut up the northern and southern states for four years seems to us a little out of place. While honoring the heroes of the Civil War, and impressing its historical sense on the United States may be fine, all of this has been done before. Every high school, every college and university, has history courses on the subject. Why should this war hold such a fascination for us? It has taken nearly 100 years and several more wars to fairly well erase the scars of the Civil War. Will a Centennial now accomplish anything but to revive antagonisms? We trust, that along the way as we commemorate, we do not fail to mention that it was the bloodiest war in our history, that it was fought by poorly trained troops on both sides, that many of the leaders including some of the heroes were grossly incompetent, that there were as many men lost by lack of medical and surgical supplies and doctors as there were by bullets, that men could get out of service by hiring someone to take their place, and that in the process of fighting the war a new crop of millionaires were made at the expense of future (axpaying generations. Eulogizing something noble is one thing; digging up the skeleton of a war that might conceivably, have been avoided, is something else. If it must be brought back from grave, however, let us hope some of the distasteful facts of that war are as forcibly brought to public attention as Well as the acts of genuine heroism and patriotism. * * * Here's hoping that Santa Claus is able to make a complete circuit of the world, come Christmas eve . . . into the thatched huts of the little black tots in Africa . . . into the steppes of Russia and its cities as well . . and to peasant hovels along the Yangtze ... and stops -at 'the teeming cities of India, the troubed cities of North Africa, and all other spots in the universe where a jolly, kindly old man might rekindle the kindness of humanity in place of the hatreds and fanatacisms that now exist. * * * From what we've been reading about some of the suggestions for embarking on a big, expanded state road building program, and the cost of doing it, there is a strong possibility that if we do start the program and begin to pay for it, very few of us will have any cars left to drive on the new roads. 5) ea 111 E. Call blreet— Ph. CY 4-3535— Algona, Iowa Entered as second class matter at the postoffice at Alfiona. Iowa, under Act of Congress «t March 3, 1079. 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 13, N. Y. SUBSCRIPTION HATES IN KOSSUTH CO. One Year, m advance „_,„„.._, 13.00 Both Algona papers, in combination, per y'ear $o.tiu Single Copies . lOc SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year, in advance $4.00 Both Algona papers in combination, one year $6.00 No subscription less than 6 months. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST ELECTION "IS HARD TO CONCEDE It has been an interesting hobby to watch the reporting of efforts in Illinois to make it look as though Nixon and not Kennedy had won the electoral votes of that state. The last time we read a report, there had been a change of only a few hundred votes as a result of the official canvass, and while it was comparatively close, Kennedy still held a lead of close to 10,000 votes. But the Emmetsburg Reporter summarized what we had in mind last week with the following saJirical summary of the situation, as reported in Iowa's gift to journalism, as follows: "In a* Page One Story in Sunday's Des Moines Register, a headline says, "G. O. P. Builds Toward Bold Illinois Blow," a pyramid deck adds, "Hopes to Disqualify Kennedy Electors," and then Writer Richard Wilson leads off under a Chicago dateline: "Illinois could, and may yet cause a legal hassle for the presidency." As we waded through the early paragraphs we were ready to concede the election to Nixon. Dear me, how embarrassing for Senator Kennedy, who would now have to recall his cabinet appointments, and-swallow the plans he has foolishly announced prematurely for his first term; poor Jackie would never take John Fitzgerald, Jr., into the White House after all. Even President Eisenhower, rolling sheep's eyes, would have to admit his entertaining Kennedy in the White House Tuesday morning was a little boys' game of pretend. At the end of the eighth paragraph, the story jumped from Page One inside 1o Page 4-G, and landed among the jewelry and lumber ads. We were about to bang out an editorial of congratulations to Vice President Nixon when we came to and were startled by Paragraph 16, in which Mr Wilson wrote: "This, however, does not change the opinion of U. S. Attorney Tieken that vote frauds in Chicago in the 1960 election were less widespread than in previous elections." Even Ike's election, Mr Wilson? We decided to hold off a bit on the congratulations to Dick Nixon, whom we admire as well as Jack Kennedy. Then we came to Paragraph 19, in which Wilson added (it must have been grudgingly) to the Kennedy cause: "In early returns on the recheck late last week, city election officials said Nixon made a net gain of 147 votes in paper-ballot precincts, while Kennedy gained 377 in voting machine precincts." Well, now, we certainly would wait a bit. Finally, in Paragraph 31, of a lengthy 33 paragraph story by the Register's top political writer, we find this admissio'n, which must have been terribly hard to make, even in Paragraph 31: "The opinion among national political observers is that the chance of overturning the election is very remote." We can't promise our readers if and when the Register will concede to Kennedy, but this has become a watching game with us and if it should ever happen we will give full credit in these columns." * * * SATISFIED? Grundy Register — There was one thing we all learned from the late election, and that is that a large majority of Iowa and Grundy County farmers are satisfied. To many of us this comes as a surprise, because contacts we had with many farmers in recent months found farmers complaining — that prices for what they had to sell were not high enough and prices for what they had to buy were too high. The Republicans during the campaign promised to carry on the farm program much as they have been doing the past eight years. The Democrats promised higher parity prices which would increase farm income. As a large majority of the farmers in Grundy county, in Iowa and the Midwest farm states voted Republican and for a continuation of the farm program of recent years, they gave proof that they are satisfied with what they have been getting and if times for them do not get better they should not clo any complaining. They voted for what they have been gettipg and refused to vote for promises of something better. * * * I hate to be a kicker, I always long for peace — But the wheel that does the squeaking is the one that gets the grease. to be shown at Algona's two theaters during the next week. Included were "This Thing CnMed Love' 1 , with Melvyn Douglas, Rosalind Russell and Binnie Barnes; "Go West", with the Marx Brothers, John Carroll and Diana Lewis; "One Night In The Tropics 11 with Allan Jones, Nancy Kelly, Abbott and Costello, Rob- " Well I That new typist certainly got the hang of things in * hurry.!" Washington igh lights * ¥ A Weekly Report from t/ie*/V«ftWi Capital try Rmy Y( SPURRED INTO ACTION — {lie White Hou.se have had things Most of the news coming out of relatively easy. They found Presi- Washington in recent days con- dent Eisenhower was an easy corned the appointment of men man to protect. Now, they are who will run the government un- ^'uu-ting to worry about President der the new Administration. So it elect John F. Kennedy. The was that a meeting held here by youthful, vigorous Kennedy al- some of the country's outstanding ready is showing signs of a man business men };oi little or no at- who enjoys freedom of move- tention. Vet it will have a pro- merit. Secret Service agents will goes swimming. year. These are certainly encouraging signs. — o—NEW PRODUCTS DEPT. — In its campaign to help the "little man." the Small Business Administration puts out a monthly list of new inventions. Here are a i'uw for the kiddies: a toy bubble-producing device. For adults: a disposable tooth brush, a gimmick which eliminates the need for women to use their teeth and nails to new. lightweight portable cook stove for outdoorsmen. and oils, 41 pounds of eggs (about 26 dozen) and 17 pounds of coffee, tea and cocoa. 50-YEAR MEMBER W. L. "Los Gray of Indepen- LaVonne Newel and Betty Jean ... . dc ' lu ' ( - wa « honored recently by Schwartz. Gcorga Anne Geigel of open bobby pins and a members of the Independent Or- Algona was director and accom- GROWING PAINS — As you may have suspected we're getting taller all the time. Home economics i:\pertj at the Department of Agriculture have been going through some o^d records and find that young men and women today average 2 ir.ehcr taller than lhr.it' of GO years a-io. Men now average 1)9'- inches tall and women 154 Vj inches. Before the turn of the century average heights were li? 1 ^ inches for men and 02'.^ inches for women. Per- I'.aiis the statisticians I'hought it better leii unsaiJ but some uf us are also getting a little wider U'an our ancestors and in places not easily disguised. —o- THE BIG COUNT — Since this is the Christmas season, and the _H!e.\eiLooX is already starting io iecl ihe pinch, it might be interesting to note that the Nation's banks have just reported assets on hand totaling SI33,200,000,000. The loan window is the third one on the right. •—o— SECRET SERVICE HEADACHES — For eight years the Secret Service men assigned to der of Odd Fellows. He received punist. a jeweled pin denoting 50 years * * * of membership. Plenty of good movies were due Find it fast in the YELLOW PAGES of your phone book ei 1 Cummings, Mary Boland, William Frawloy and Leo Carrillo; "Ari/ona", with Jean Arthur, William llohlen, Warren WilJiarrt and Porter Hall; "A'NiRhl At End Carroll's", with Kt;n Murray, J. Carroll Naish, Brenda and Gobinn and Sheila Ryan; and "Border Lesion' 1 , with Roy Rogers. FROM THE FILES OF THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOtNES DES. 24. 1940 Mild weather, accompanied by ;. thaw which pleased 'everyone in the area, made Christmas .shopping a pleasure in Algona. And the streets were literally jamcd with shoppers all week as the arrival of old Santa Claus r.rew near. In fact, he paid another visit to Algona Saturday afternoon and was greeted by hundreds of children. A 4-II chorus added to the day's activities with a program of Christmas carols. According to the five-day forecast, colder weather and possible snow were due to move in Christmas Day. Coldest temperature reading during the week was 12 degrees Dec. 18, while the warmest reading was a pleasant 38 degrees Dec. 21. * * * It was apparent that many county residents were going to have new cars under (or at least near) their Christmas tree. With 13 new autos registered at the county -treasurer's office within the past week, the total for the month of December hit 68 — and that is a mighty good month of sales. * * » The LuVerne fire department was called to the Hoppe garage Monday afternoon after a blaze was discovered on the roof. Firemen quickly extinguished the fire. Damage, estimated at $200, was not covered by insurance. * * * Local basketball learns had ________ ____ „ laund effect on the lives of all have to be there in the water Sood week. St. Cecelia's knocked opponents, getting a 24- The Fenlon high sthol girls sextet 'broadcast a program of music over the radio station at Fort Dodge. Members of the singing group were Phyllis, Pauline and Shirley Frank, Bcrnice Prew, iyfta^ , V Ti yN Ml finri, On piKt ant joy if CMstmii with sinccrt list wisfcis (ran us. LINDSAY SOFT WATER Professional Directory Americans. They came here to v hen Kennedy . , - cliscuss ways to stimulate the Since the new" President likes to 18 win over Holy Family of Ma- export of American-made pro- play touch football 'they may son City and a 24-18 victory over ducts and they left here full of even have to participate 'in' the Whiltemore -Presentation, while optimism. This is particularly game. Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy, Algona high school's Bulldogs significant in view of the flow the next First Lady, is an accom- evened their conference record ol gold from the U.S. and its ef- plished horse woman and that w ' tn an easy 32-12 win over Clar- fect on the American economy, means an SS agent will have to i° n - ^ n other games around the What these businessmen agreed go along for the ride. Kennedy area, Livermore belted Renwick, is that more and more U. S. busi- has now indicated he will want 43-23, St. John's of Bancroft ness should seek an outlet for to continue driving his own car dumped Swea City, 31-17, and their products. Only five percent and that will provide a lot of Ottosen's strong girls team belted of them now deal in exports des- headaches for his SS guardians. Rodman, 72-10. Bertha Longseth pite the fact prosperous nations They are hoping Kennedy, above (now Mrs Harold Sundet of Al- around the world are hungry for all. will give up his habit of g° na )- an all-state performer, their products. Another point is shopping in crowded department Bopped Oltosen with 32 points. that American industry c?,n meet stores and walking down busy That total 20 years ago would be foreign competition when the streets. equal to about 64 points today. pinch is felt. Take autos, for ex- _ o _ * * * ample. Between 1956 and 1959 Someone down at Corwilh look foreign cars entering .this country DINNER TABLE REPORT — 'the Christmas spirit (s) a little 'increased six-fold. Detroit war, New figures show Americans this to ° seriously Wednesday night. hurt ...... aiTd ''iiult badly. So \ve -year are consuming on an aver- The unknown celebrator flipped started putting out compact cars, age of 1,488 pounds of food per a whiskey bottle through the loo. person. At the top of the list is front plate glass window of the This is what happened. Over 414 lbs - of dail '- v Products per per- Quality store. 668,000 foreign cars entered the son — the equivalent of about U. S. last year This year onlv 25 ° quarts of milk. Fruit and veg- George Patterson of Burl, form- 350000 will'comc in At the same ela °l es ai 'e second with 409 lbs. cr state senator from this district, time, our export of American cars P er Person. This is in addition to was appointed last week by Gov. i< running ''0 percent above last 108 Pounds of potatoes for every George Wilson .to the draft appeal American. Next in line is meat board for this district. By federal — 178 pounds. Other foods in- regulation, each board had to elude: 146 pounds of flour and cdnsist of a lawyer, physician, cereal products, 108 pounds of farmer, businessman and repre- sugar and sirup, 67 pounds of fats sentative of labor. INSURANCE A. J. (Arnie) Ricklefs Hospitalization Health & Accident Life — Auto — Fire — Hail Personal Claim Service 2 E. State CY 4-4j2« 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. 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 rViods, and Many Other fc'orins 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 4-234) AUTO—LIFE—FIRE—HAIL DALE W. LOCKWOOD Representative The Equitable Life Assurance Society Of The United States Burl, Iowa Phone 201 CRAWFORD INSURANCE SERVICE Andy Crawford . All Types Of Insurance- Office Phone CY 4-2279 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 Res. CY 4-34N DOCTORS MELVIN G. BOURNE. M. D. Physician & Surgeon 118 N. Moore St Office phone CY 4-2345 Resident phone CY 4-2277 jTN. 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 Olncc Hours by Appointment CYpress 4-4864 Office CYpress 4-4331 Residence JOSEPH M. ROONEY Physician & Surgeon 114 N. Moore Office phone CY 4-2224 Resident phone CY 4-2232 JOHN M. SCHUTTER. 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 Algona Telephone CY 4-271', Closed Saturday Afternoons Drs. SAWYER and ERICKSON Eyes Examined Contact Lenses Hearing Aid Glasses 9 East State Street Algona, Iowa Phone CYpress 4-2196 Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Jloscd Saturday Afternoons DENTISTS DR. KARL R. HOFFMAN Office in Home Federal Blr'g. Office phone CY 4-434* DR. J, B, HARRIS, JR. Dtntist Ntw Location On Corntr Phone CV «.«.1S4 A) 912 E. 8tat» DR. C. M. O'CONNOR Optometrist Visual Analysis & Visual Training 108 South Harlan St I Home Federal Bldg.) PHONE CY 4-3743 Farm Manaqemenl Carlton Farm Management Company N. Dodgi Ph. CY 4-2891 Serving Hancock, Humboldt Pcila AI to ft Kn«uth When You Think of Jewelry Think of SHARP'S

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