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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, September 17, 1959
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IT.** Soys C/osses Must Be Larger! by Walter C. Pierce, vice-president Kansas Farm Bureau America spends more than any other nation on education. Many of us would like to think that it has reached a plateau and that costs will level off. So it comes as a shock that the White House Conference on Education reported in 1959 that Costs would double in ten years. Costs have doubled every ten years since 1900. With a present cost of 20 billion a year, we can expect to spend 40 billion by 1970, Where will this money come from? If that were-all we will have to raise it would not be so bad—but there are demands for increased defense, foreign aid,-public housing, welfare and many others. Taxes of all kinds are now taking 36 per cent of the national income. Forty per cent will soon be reached. How far can we go and remain solvent? Most governments have fallen in the past when their taxes reached that figure. If we are to meet the needs for education, something else must give. Dr. Freeman has explored some of the trends in school costs. In industry higher wages h aye been possible through greater productivity—more output per worker. In teaching the trend has been toward smaller classes. t In 1900 the average class was 36. Today it is 25 and professional educators tell us it should be about 20. However, research has not shown thai pupils do better in small classes. And with costs where they are, the trend must reverse. If we are to find money to hire good teachers they will have to make use of modern techniques and handle more pupils. A review of teachers salaries showed that in STRICTLY BUSINESS 30 years they have improved proportionately mote than the average of other occupations. However, there arc some highly unionized manual trades such as bricklayers and plumbers that make more than teachers. » Women can probably do better in teaching than in any other occupation. However, an ambitious man can dp better in industry because he has a chance to advance on merit, while with school teaching the advancements lend to be less on merit and more on length of service and educational background, with everyone getting email increases, This he called perpetual motion. Building costs are a big item Ifi education. The per pupil cost for a building varjes from $600 to over $3,000. The cost per square foot is riot*as important as the square feet per pupil. A generation ago, 40 or 50 square feet per pupil was common. Today it is 80 to 120. There is no evidence to show that pupils learn twice a*, much if they have twice'as much space. ' The Federal government has had ; deficit spending in 25 of the last 30 years. This deficit spending is the main cause of • inflation and that in the cruelest tax of all. ; Federal aid will mean Federal control^ regardless of any promises otherwise. He cited 'other Federal aid such as highways, urban renewal and the farm program as examples of how it operates. Another factor we sometimes overlook ; ; is that the Federal government can pass appropriations, levy taxes and incur obligations without much citizen approval. While the state and local governments must put such things to a vote and this can often be a restraining influence. : > A STRANGE EDICT • An Iowa truck operator, who hauls livestock, was told recently by the State Commerce Commission that he must increqse his charges for hauling livestock because his present rates "constitute an unfair competitive practice." If this were a large trucking concern, where there was evidence that the size of the firm and its low-rate policy was aimed at driving smaller, independent truckers out *of business, the ruling* might be- more understandable. But this case is quite the opposite. • ' If the trucker's ability to operate at a lowgfS rqtp 5s sound, he deserves congrqtulations rather than, dcjrnning. If he is just a poor fellow unable to figure his costs accurately, he will not be in business long. If the State Commerce Commission can revamp, the competitive setup by issuing rate orders at will, there is no telling where the situation might lead. The decision, in this case, is indeed questionable. ' ' . ;-. THE CAPTAIN'S ZIPPER TROUBLE Stories gbquNzippers are not new. But in one case at leqst, they have reached into the highest-echelon of sea-going men. W.e refer,to the case of Captain James Arrf)strqng,'55, of the CurardJmer.Brittgnic. He was recently -dismissed from service, charged with unseeming conduct aboard ship, a situation involving a; lady who'sat at hjs table during a crossing. '< £• i > " ' -1 ;'', 'i ' ; .It seems tHqt the lady's zipper burst while she was-diriing at his table ariq : she spent the rest of the'--eveningi clothed iih) "a] fur coatwi *'• • -I "t s «1 ' Washington highlights et/ViftWs Capital by Ray IS THERE NO ESCAPED .— high as $60 t OOO 'per' worker, There's that' old saying fc'bout Highest of all'.though, is $98,000 cents; lemon juice, 2 for 9 cents; only two things being certain 5— for each worker in.the electric oranges, 2 doz., 25 cents; soda death and taxes. Somebody c6uldYand gas utilities businesses., -'•*• ' Now, you'te heard e A pink sitbmaripe co-s ~ Grant and ~ film, '„.__----. , JttXtsJL He'was'tttihSJLto. a pastel pink from stem J ' .for a t, - ' ' ' • lure. • It* * * , *•' elephants in Allied s Artiste; • Thfc t«*tlt i(Sl»!i. 19* iSSIJ Wg Circus," Could It 111 ftdd _ r Marks tM twerStf-third aftniyei* to a .move to discourage drink- siury of the Gfid Gttg&ers; Cbh- ers? i^sf in'thfe UDM. 3*» fhifd* aftf • * * * > imal contest, Was beginning Irl , John Husfc&ll _,_._.. . , the tJtxM Sept- 21, 1930.- Major iy every type ol role fanftguubie. change in the appearance of the His parts have ranged frotn vii> f fcbhtest is the amount of prize lains to herds and he?s -done hroney now offered, much larger justice to every portrayal. < Now, • than the first few years. There for the first time in his career, have always been many entries John Russell is playing an Indian each week of every year since in the Warner Bros/ Technicolor John the idea was started. . film. "Yellowstone Kelly," in Kelly *, * * which he co-stars with Clint band sports TWO • ' HM« are iha markets — med- Walker. . • ; '•'•••' }um heavy butcher hogs, $7.35; 'This is not the first tune the Veal calves, fat steers and fat popular star of the television yearMngs, $9; corn, 53 cents; oats,, series', .'The- Lawman" has been 27 cents; eggs, 21 cents; cream, up for-att'Iridian role. But some- 28 cents; hens, 12 cents; ducks, how, up;.until now, "he's never ' six tfents. been considered the "type., * * .* Actually, the tall actbr makes For the most part, adventure a perfect Indian.' He has dark storiel were featured at Algeria's skin, high • cheekbones and is as • two theaters during -the week, lean and muscular as history pic- Pictures' to be shown included tures the Indian, of yesterday. "The Man With The Iron Mask", -Director Gordo'n,Douglas could. With-Louis Hayward- and Joan visualize Russell \. as , the Sioux -1 (Bennett; "Beau Geste", starring war-leader who.' befriends Clin<t Gary Chopper, with Hay Milland, Walker and saves ,hls life. It was : , &6bert^P.reston, Brian Dohlevy a wise move."" •>*'? and Susdn Hayward; "Hotel For , John's a 1 iWomen" , with ''Ann Sothern, pose. A member (Linda Darnell, -James Ellison,••—-^ Jean Rogers, Lynn Bari, „ Joyce Compton, Elsa Maxwell, Alan Dinehart and'Sidney Blackmer. f; * * * At one of the local grocery stores — 4 — 24 oz. bottles of assorted bererages cost only 25 fttisseli at Marine t his "%rt Adano? and n to Jeffrey Hunter 'arid Con- Towers Seem? that- most Tow erse1 Sh lvl ..',-. <••<•-...>,• ^- ""-SALES .BOOKS, fdgister .^tick, \ ets, Register " carbotts,?* adder ' and - thletk! bearing .• Is' . ho'.-- --cash register rolls ;kt'> the/ Upfjei, ember of : , a^pipneef j DfeS" •Moines t Pajg... Co^ •Alfeona. —~^ ^ ^ — . '"'"*" '"•"•"•"'"•"'"" •"* ..... "•«•••—" — have •added comes once that death 'dnly It's too late to do crackers, 2 Ib. box, 15 cents; cof- b,, ', . , •—o— •' • • ' " fee, store ground, 23 • cents; NO LONGER THE VlLLAN — chuck roast, 17 cents Ib.; round Vf W*l 1V.Q WAI V*-t J.VW bW W 414 U\* fcw XAU _j^ ^^ JLl^XAl ViTJUJAL A A A AJ W A JUIJU* »** »,..— — .-, — , — -, - , v anything this year but Congress For years the "middle man" has steak, 27 cents Ib.; pork roast, has started, the ball rolling, on 'been blamed for the way food 16 cents Ib.; and fresh ground this business 'of ; -how' some.'statesrio.avs in price between the time it pork sausage, 2 Ibs. 25 cents. tax non-residents. .The situation leaves the,farm'and is sold in * > * * in some cases might be funny if grocery stores.' But the middle • Justice P. A. Danson had a it weren't so serious. For in- man's profits are getting smaller- variety of business here during stance, sortie States are collecting every year so somebody else the week. He sentenced one income taxes on airline pilots must be entering the pictur'e» man to'-a 3-day term in the local who fly over but never actually Here's what it is:" increased cost jail and then' sentenced another land in the State. If every State *&f'labor, transpqrtation, <supplies, to 30-days m the clink) the lat- folldwed 'suit' '—'have to come taxes every year. 1 Under foods processed by the Constitution Congresses able man help case the'strain on the "iice. to take 'steps when States un- hpusewifd's pocketbook. This fairly tax out-of-state corpora- built-in maid service adds only tions. But it will not be able to 61 cents to .each $100 worth of help the ^tax-whipped individual .groceries.. Some foods— ; shelled INSURANCE ALGON A ! INSURANCE J.' R," (Jim). KOLP , , Surety Bonds — : All Lines r^ of .-Insurance '..' 206 East State* St. Phone ' pY, 4-3176 without passing a Constitutional -an'd' frozen shrimp, chopped- and amendment. —o— strong contends he^had nothing to cjo with We bursting of the zipper, but other women passengers claim that the "zipper woman" received more than her fair share of hospitality. Oyr suggestion to this captain, or any other captain: forget the old tradition of the "captain's table" and eat alone, br with some other good robust members of the ship's crew where men A WORTHY MOVE — The idea for a Federal Commission on the Problems of Small- Towns is -gathering'support in j Congress. It would ideal exclusively, with problems .which nd s o-t^eR Government%. pommission now; Jian- dles.' - r "Erie 1 ' Commission •-• would come up with suggestions on how small towns can help themselves and how through cooperation,., with the Federal Government' could help-them. A small/town, would be any community with frozen spinach, instant tea —• actually cost less after being processed. can be men"and zippers. to you know what" with the $V B. Call Street—Ph. CY 4-3535—Algona, Iowa Entered as second class matter at tho postolHce , at Algona, Io\ya, Act of Congress of Mqrch 3. 18f9. . • | " '•" "' , , ' Issued Thiu'sd.ay iii 1959 By THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B, WALLER,'Editor DON SMITH, News Editor CLIPF LOlfG,'Advertising Mgr. « FERMAN CHR^STpFFERS, Plant Foreman VOTING MACHINE COMMENTS Grundy Register r— The board of supervisors of Butler cd'O'nty, have contracted for voting machines to be used at elections over the county. The machines \yill cost $48,000. County supervisors have no authority under the .law to spend that much money at one time without a bond issue. "if here is a way of getting around this restriction, and that way has been adopted by the Butler county supei'visprs. The machines will be paid in ten annual installments which will the ex- NATIONAl EDITQRIAt penditures for any year within the legal limit. But this long-term payment plan will not make: the voting machines cheaper. It will make the cost higher, .as interest payments will be added each year. ;'.'/'. '.' . ' . : ; "''''' : Machines to record the votes in small population countips like' Bqtler and Grundy are not necessary. They might reduce, the time by a few hours to tabulate thp vptes qnce every two years. The high cost of the machines makes the price too high for the very limited time that will be saved. AFFILIATE MEMBER We arc surn.ris.fid BuUP.1 1 P«WUy Behind The Movie Sets MASON BLOSSOM INSURANCE > ; ,. AGENCY ' All Lines of Insurance Automobile - Furniture Loan' 7 N. Do'dge 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 Actually, that would take in well over 50 percent of all the American people. Such a commission f- Hollywood,] Calif. '—, .\Chiwalry not a thing 'of the past. Your "^'Hollywood errand-boy makes a low bow, -to director George - Cukor for a magnificent gesture - of thoughtful courtesy. ' ' A 'fellow director, , 'Charles Vidor, had 'filmed, about one- quarter of a picture called, "The Franz Liszt Story," a William * kOSSUTH .MUTUAL i INSURANCE ASSOCIATION JOyer $74,,000,000 i worth of in{ f'jjuranbelin •fp'rce.^A'home com'p'any. 1 ' Safe', secure. CYr,4-3756 ffharh; Sec'i "!J.i' Scuf Sec'y FROM'THE FILES OF THE a population-of less than 10,000. ALGONA UPPER DES' MOINES A ,_*i 11 j.i i. ...*...1 J i.„i_« ^v. i.i-nl 1 CTU*DT 01 1 QQQ * - . *''*.'*.-'. A Titonka school boy was ask- Gpetz production for Columbia would be especially helpful in ;<jd in a quiz 'at % .school'wHaf he Pictures, starring Dirk Bogarde, such fields on highways, water would, like .to be at the age of when -he died last -May. Mr resources, schools, recreation 20, 40 and ,,60 years.- He - had a Cukor was called in to finish the facilities, • prevention of juvenile i^eady answer —"and he' knew picture. delinquency, municipal financing Definitely 'what he wanted. At Upon completion, the film 'ap- and business expansion. , 20 he wanted to be,a father, at peared to have many qualifica-, v —o— , 40 it was his wish to be a grand- tions for candidacy in awards A RECORD 'IS MARRED,— father- and at'60 a "great-grand- lists. Since George Cukor had For a while it looked like Con--"lather. There was no report filmed a major part of the prod- gress would never be able to available on the grade he receiv- uction SDG insisted he must override an Eisenhower veto, -^d in the quiz. ' • have full credit. .,,., . But there is a first time for * * * • ? * , * ' everything and it came during a " James Coady of LuVerne won This might have'been the enji" bitter fight over the $1.2 billion the tall corn award of $25 follow- of the story, had it not been for • public works appropriation bill, ing judging of entries during Al- Mr Cukor's considerate' action. This is a bill which puts up the 'gona's-'Open Air Bazaar Wednesr He, knew 1hat director Vidor had HERBST INS. AGENCY ' For Auto, House, Household fl*X)ds, and Many 'Other Forms , > '• ' Phone CY 4-3733 Ted S. Herbst . ANDY CRAWFORD General Agent Iowa Farm Mutual -Ins. Co. Affiliated with Farm 'Bureau Auto (with '-, $10,' Deductible) Life r Hail*- Tractor ; . • Phone CY 4-3351 . HAROLD C. SUNDET Representing'. , State Farm Ins. Co. 706 So. Phillips 'St. Algona 'Phone CY 4-2341 AUTO—LIFE—FIRE—HAIL" money for dams and-other water day; Coady's 'winning • stalk devoted much time to pre-produc- 'Burt,'Iowa development projects, around the measured 12-feet, 11% inches, tion groundwork and research country. President Eisenhower August Robinson', Swea City, was and that his heart was set on did not oppose the bill as a second, Harold Robinson, Burt, making "The Franz Liszt Story" whole but only that part which third and William Larsen; Burt, an outstanding picture.' contained 67 new projects not 'fourth in'the contest. The short- In gracious tribute^to Mr Vidor, approved by the Budget Bureau, est corn stalk "entered measured George • Cukor , made; 'a personal It was more because of a fight just under 12 feet. Farmers from request to the Screen Directors' with the Budget Bureau than all corners of the county .enter- Guild. 'A-Guild board compiled with the President that enable cd. , > DALE W. LOCKWOOD • • • V,-Representative - * The Equitable.Life Assurance• Society' 'Of The "United 1 'States - Phone 201 Chiropractor be so liberal in ^pending a large amount for voting machines they ca.n. get well SUBSpRIP,TIO^ One Veaj, la Ad yrjthput after the pew voters haye twice rejected a. bpn4 iss,ue for courthouse wh;ch |s badly needed. * ' * * The wqekjy npwBB^BSf Uj yj»i?m« institutior), $QAyh,ere ^| S g j^ tlje world fpynd a s,ys,tern,"Qf ,jqurpal}sm cqmpletejje^ p| the AnTSQrJf^n Nowhere else in the WQfW WJU 906 paper primarily interested in Susie's birthday, nor a §ystem that so thoroughly reflects the trivia of events that make up the life of us all — Onawa Sentinel. "' " , be the n,ews 5 and voted a special idling giving the late Charles. Vidor full credit for direction 'of the' "Franz. Ciszt Stoi-y." Any future t honors , pi- awards this film may earn will pcpple, and "not the Budget Bu- wound up with a broken left be credited to.-the sple directorial i'eau are in, a better popition to wrist. At the rear of the school efforts of the late' director. Char- know what resources should be there was a fire escape. Jimmy les Vidor! Developed in this country. ' Congress to muster the :necessary two-thirds vote to override the veto. Congressmen feel that they, as representatives of the Dr. D. ,D. Arnold ,. v. •', *> Chiropractor ,'Over'Pehhey's Office Phone — GY 4-3373 ,Hburs:V?:00 H- 5:00 '- Qpen- Friday >Night _ _ 'James Walker, Jr. of- Algona took a dare from playmates at the Bryant school here and Dr. William. L.- Clegg . Chiropractor 521 E. Stalest. Hours: 9:00 — 6:00 thru Sat. 9:00 — 9:00 Friday Ph. Off. CY 4-4677 Res. CY 4-346 DENTISTS DR, PATRICK J. MULLIGAN DENTIST .,: 116, North Moore Street Phone CYpress 4-2708 DR. .KARL R. HOFFMAN Office,in Home Federal Bldg. : Office/phone CY .4-4341 DR. J. B. HARRIS, JR. .• •-"' ; f Dentist ' . . « • New Location 1 'On Corner Ph'one CY 4'-23li4 •'At 622 E. Stale DOCTORS MELVIN 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 JOSEPH M. RODNEY Physician & Surgeon 114 N. Moore "Office phone CY 4-2224 Resident phone CY 4-2232 . SCHUTTER, Physician t & Surgeon ' 220 No! . Dodgej Algona Office phone CY 4-4490 Resident phone CY 4-2335 OPTOMETRISTS Drs. SAWYER and ERICKSON, ' |f 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. Closed Saturday Afternoons DR. C. M. O'CONNOR ' ' "• Optometrist Visual Analysis & Visual Training .108. South Harlan St, ' (Home'Federal Bldg.') PHONE CY 4-3743 Farm Management Carlson Farm Management Company 12 M: N. Dodg« Ph. CY 4-2891 Serving Hapcock, Humboldt Palo Alto & Kossuth Counties gel. of THE MONTH OF AUGUST FAMIUES fhere are now 69,71$ civilian licensed to fly in the tjnite4 States. California is way out ifl frqnt with 8,55(6. That s,t9te, a}ong with Texas,, Illinois, jjgw Y°i'k and Ohio, "have more y^n one-third of all the civil airplanes in the Nation. But it is "the states' with the lowest population density which have the tjigjiest aiivi'ajt ownership on IPUa ka.sjs,/vA.lj|ska, for hgs.,10 planejj for each per§pns., ^ is sec- and ; -wfth 1.4 aircraft per thousand \atia.n leURY^df by Wyo- i % va ^4 ^lid ,^^ut.h, Dakota. Tw.eT\'e states h^ye more than 50 pilaiuis ftn ! , each' l.OQO!'"' square 0\ile§. The^ top five, in$],u,dL' New jersey, RJv>de' Island, Massachusetts, Conheuticut and Delaware. . . «IGH - B\g bjasinejss, to get l^ig, has to invest huge sunis in men and wa^UaQRif.. 4 rps«nV. ^tudy of (m l.QQ krgss| Q<jrp'Q|'aUons in America shows- how big , an in- vestweftt Uuk rgajly ' ik. These as§gt$ totaling $136 billion and einploy spine (i.,5 million workers. That's a capital t of- ap^o^ately $21,- JMgJi, ^ryr. These vapy,r widely, however. , for instances, , ., _.Ut'*|,000 in assets for each worker on the payroll. In the petroleum field, however, that same invtsUnent guts as

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