The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 13, 1948 · Page 4
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 4

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, April 13, 1948
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4-Alfl«na Upptr 04* Mftlnli Tu»»doy, April 13, 194ft The Mayor Makes A Good Point The letter of Mayor Frank ttohlhaas, regarding the tax plight of municipalities, should have been of great general interest to everyone. In it he outlined the basic problem of any city or town government. In brief, it was simply that levies for local ciVic purposes have a limit that no not allow the accumulation.' of any considerable portion of funds for local use. Thus, when it comes to local improvements such as street paving sewer and water system extensions, and the meeting of other civic needs where considerable sums are required, the funds just are not available without bond issues or some similar financing method. His point was also well taken with regard to increased taxes from all other directions, particularly the state. Whil* iUte taxes have rii' *A 144% tine* 1932, revenue atAilablc to cities and io*fi» has deceased 27%. Th*f« it definitely something wrong with this setup, in a tax sense. The things we all want and need are close to home—in our own cities, towns and * counties. Yet the place where we need them the most is the place we don't get them—at home. It is probably also true that in Algona's case we hate been slow to meet the demand for civic progress, not just recently, but over the years. Every effort 'to achjeve som* new gaal in civic expansion has found Us oposition over the years, and the result is that today *•. need many , things, all at once. The mayor's letter is indicative, howeVer, tif a growing demand from local citizens for a considerable amount of civic progress. His explanation of why everything cannot be done at once, and why any major undertaking is a real problem, is also clear and concise. It is a sad state of affairs when the people find themselves being milked from all directions for state purposes, and are unble to divert some of this tax burden into channels where it can do some good, at home, •> 3lgona {Upper Jietf 111 E. Call Street Phono 1000 , Entered as second class matter at the postof- liicc at Algona, Iowa, under Act of Congress of March 3, 1879. Issued Weekly By THE UPPER DES MO1NES PUBLISHING CO. J. W. HAGGARD, Editor R.'B. WALLER, Managing Editor C. S. ERLANDER, Advertising Manager D. E. DEWEL, Business Manager NATIONAL €DITORIAl_ SSOOATION NATIONAL ADVERTISING REPRESENTATIVE National Advertising Service 188 W. Randolph St., Chicago, 111. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO. Jnc Year, in advance $3.00 Upper Dos Moincs and Kossuth County Advance in combination, per year $5.00 Single Copies lOc SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH Dnc Year, in advance $4.00 Jppcr DCS Moincs and Kossuth County Advance in combination, one year $6.00 No subscription less than 6 months. ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per inch 56c OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER GOOD NEWS FOR GOOD PEOPLE At last after the years of work by the good people- of this country to prevail upon the whiskey drinkers that they should sign the pledge, or at least slow down in their whiskey guzzling there comes a gleam of real hope that their efforts have not been in vain. It seems that the last government report on the sale of liquor as well as many necessities of life showed that the sale of whiskey hnd showed a loss of $120,000.000 during the last three months of 1947, compared with the corresponding three months of the previous year. After trying national prohibition for twelve or fifteen years, and finding out that it meant no lessening in the consumption of hard liquor, and that all profits went to the millions of bootleggers instead of the government, and that the Whole country was overrun with gangsters and murderers, it is now indeed refreshing to know that now pcoplc'iire coming to their senses and controlling their own habits without being lead around by 'the nose. However, there still re-mains a fly in the ointment and that is that the same report showed that while the boys are slowing down on the drinking of the real "devil's broth," the beer sales have jumped, and the girls and boys are smoking more "coffin nails" than ever before. Well, it seems that there is still work for us good people to do and we must roll up our sleeves and fight these evils to our last breath. Let's show tine big bewhiskered Russians that in case of trouble they would be no match for us unless they too clean house and stop the manufacture of vodka and other strong drink. —J.W.H. * * * EDITOR FRANK JAQUA PASSES The death of Frank Jaqua, for fifty-five years Ihc editor and publisher of the Humboldt Republican and Independent, removes from the. newspaper ranks of Northern Iowa one of the most talented and foreeful writers that we have known. Frank Jaqua had lived over 78 years in Iowa and was thoroughly and proudly a true son of the llawkcye state, which he understood and loved. His weekly editorials were always full of good common sense and showed that he had a deep regard for his readers and their opinions. At no time did he indicate that ho thought that he knew it all, and assumed to be telling them. He was a republican of the old school, but with advancing years his political views become more liberal. This editor for many years has never failed to read his editorial page with profit and inspiration to ourselves. It can truly be said of Frank Jaqua that he was a tolerant Christian gentleman, who left his mark in the world. Goodby Frank, we'll be see-in' ya. —J.W.H. * * * EMMETSBURG BOOMING Looks as if Emmetsburg is headed for one of the biggest building booms in its history, namely: the $103,000 First Methodist church, to go up this year; Bethany Lutheran's new edifice, also scheduled for the near future; the new Country Club, which is to be completed by early fall; and various business buildings and new homes, including the 20 dwellings planned by one local contractor. And with all this, a state dredge doing $100,000 worth of work gouging out silt from the bottom of Five Jsland lake.—-Reporter. * * * A politician is a roan who. when there's a job of work to bu done, makes a nice little talk instead Of Drubbing a shovel or an axe., * * * It used to be a man's toughness was reckoned by the nicks in his gun. Now it's the nicks in Jiis automobile fenders. TAKING AMERICA FOR GRANTED Our longtime friend and neighbor, Theo. Chris- chillcs, Kiwanian, cartoonist, philosopher and writer, who has lately returned from a visit in California eager to get into the harness again, has handed us the following thoughts on "Taking America for Granted," printed in Vogue magazine: There was a time, in this country, when even a whole day of life was not taken for granted; much less water, shelter, a safe night's sleep. Now, by reason of a uniquely bountiful heritage, we take for granted . . . too much. We assume. Expect. Insist, Nowhere else in the world is this possible. Nowhere in the world is it wise. We not only accept, unthinking, the great urgencies of food, shelter, and clothes, but the whole spate of little things that make up a a way of life, a standard of living, a pattern of security: We assume that some kind of transportation will get us to work. We take for granted the protection of our locked front door: a roof to our living room; heat, lights. We expect our children, bursting with vitality and vitamin B, to knock our hats askew with the vigour of their welcome. As breathing we take for granted a hot bath. soap. The evening newspaper, penicillin, and sodas at the corner drug store. We assume that young husbands will, with their bare efforts, make a successful future for themselves, that older husbands will retire on what, over the long years, they have put away . . . for savings, of course, arc inviolate. We expect our daughters to have an evening dress. We cheerfully assume that some decent men will get voted into public office. We know that the veterans can get a G.I. loan, and assume that, with it, one of them will start a future U.S. Steel. Another will marry, and produce an Edison, a Jefferson, a Carver. We take for granted that we will not be shot, imprisoned, or have our "everything" confiscated: that our children will live to grow up. What we forget, what we forget every clay, every moment, is our own history. That it was not entirely to give us these .' delicacies of life, these luxuries-becdmc-^. ' necessities th'a'Hhose irien'Sta'5'"eH on^PWW*'* ley Forge for twenty-two cents a day, that Abraham Lincoln did tlxe fine, unpopular thing, unwcaveringly; that over fifty-six' thousand men died in prison camps between '61 and '64. that, later, half a million lay in blood on foreign soil. It was not to guarantee us our ice cream and radios that innocent, bewildered women were burned at the stake, bore children during Indian attacks, suffered cruel lampooning as pioneering educators, wore partners in the greatest pioneering adventure of all—the sweep to the West. It is good to remember what our simple right to vote cost other human beings. Perhaps they had no thought of us, as individuals; they were concerned with making their America. What they made is what we have. To take this heritage, unthinkingly, for granted is a first step to losing it. —J.W.H. Champs WESLEY'S _-.,_,, ictured above,' 1 The basketball tournament champs are r 'teatn: won the Kossuth Independent pictured above,*' The ' teatn. won the Kossuth independent Basketball tourrfey 1 'in';Wesley, recently. Pictured above are the following, front row, left, to right; Ed Farnum, John Diekmnnn, Everett Barr, Marvin Ackcrsori/ Bob Diekmann, and Jack Robinson, coach. Rear, left to right: Gordon Loebig, Don Krause,'Ed Johnson and Paul Lorenz. , ' ••.•:••' ..., datijjmfef ahd M ftoflfttp ahd Mrs". • "dlafence ,., Linda, David Jarid Bdbby' 6f Baft* croft; Mf. and '-Mf'S.' Lawrenefi Pfeffer, iheit sottji PWHp and Mr. 6011 Mr. Lofren aftd. Jay McKfefe of Caytdn, Mr, and Mrs. Ed dregft 61 Algona were afternoon callfers; ' ' I Martha fhllgei , spent Ihi weekend at the home 'of, Mr. and Mrs. Cafl fifnst at •Whjttemofe, .Mf. and Mr*. Jewell Patterson returned Monday, from. San Juan, Tex., where they Spent the winter, They have 1 been gone since the middle of December. Mr, ahd Mrs. LaMar Climpson and thofr small daughter are recent arrivals in \A\eot\R, Mr. Climpson is a mechanic, at Weid- enhoff's. To solve the housing problem the couple bdught them- tiftte , tKete 1 ' have', letting further "reports" btf'ihe matter. First, one ,of the' 6utj building" of the Boyle rural gchaoP- vtes dynamited,. Last wesffi ^'similar structure 4t the Beefbtsw^F-rural school was blown to blUA'' 'James Bussanmas, Jr. and* Gfette >Bass narrowly escaped death' -Ittothe latter explosion when 1 ,they stopped to investigate a bla4e.ifJamlng in the outbuilding andi had just gotten out of iheir car when the structure blew Hunting-! License Shortcut Hunting and. fishing ..licenses, which went on, sale a 'short ,.timc D/; are selling rapidly, accord- ng to Clara Walker,: Kossuth ounty recorder. •.-.;.'•.', , Mrs. Walker said.-thaC'32 depositories '• had been designated in •arioits parts -of'--the'-t county •vheru the' licenses 1 can.beT»btain- •>d with a minimum'of tra'Velihg, The depositories aVe as'' follows: Algona —- Barry's, ''B'ecl<cr porting Gobds, Fricsner's Sports Center, Kohlhaas Hardware, like Wagner's station,.? ;and >."-the, moko S,hop.' "•'•'•* •:.„*./..-^• !? ;/ Seneca—Bailey's Store. •.-V-' Swea City^C.'F. Berggrejn, J. . Anderson.' . :. ..•.. " ', ' "'/.;.,•• i, Bancroft ,— -.rtemmers'.H'.Hard- vare, Jake's'• Farm Stotc, -Jlkich's Hardware. ' . . ; ' .•."'•• ; ' Lone Rock—J. .Mi Blanchard.' _ Ayhitlemore:; -—: Fleming .'Hard- vare,- Andrew' S.'Elbcrt; • i Lakota -^- Robert Hamilton, E. R. Ogren^ - -•- • Titonka—Gable Store, Titonka Savings Bank. ' . ... . Wesley — Lease •& Lease,, Root Hdw. ' '. . ;.,;•..:..- ".'.;•.,':•,••••'''/. Fenton—Stoeber Hdw., -Newbl Hdw. : - • -.•". ,••: •••:':' LuVerne—Phil :C.Lichty,.F.i. hapman,'Henry Loerwald. Ledyard—Wilson . Pool State Bank of Ledyard.: Burt — Nealy Hdw., Pratt Drug., :•-:;•, . ••• ~i Miscollaneous—rPaul • Ernst. Station, north of St. Joe, and'Lqtts Creek Store. . . • ,, ^. A The couple will, go on a short trip and will make their home on the groom's farin cast of Bancroft, Mrs. Smith Honored— Mrs. Lowell Smith, Mrs. Claude Slagle and Mrs. W. A. Hall gave a party Saturday afternoon in honor of the birthday of Mrs. Virgil Smith. Those attending were Mesdames W. K. Laiv- all, K. S. Cowan, J. P. Herrig, Harold Cowan, Frances Grantham and Frank Zender. Table decorations were pink candles in silver candle sticks, with a centerpiece of tulips and snapdrag- one. Ice cream, cake and coffee was served, the cake being iced with a pink frosting to carry out the pink and silver color scheme. The afternoon was spent at cards. Helen Baas, R. N., from Des Moines, came home April 6 to spend several days with her mother, Mrs. Regina 'Baas. She returned last night, April 11. to resume her duties at Iowa Lutheran hospital. ualler house for located : on No. selves a $3,000 a home. It is Jones street. • Mrs. S. D. Wilson -Has been confined to bed the past week due to a fall April 2, hear the Anderson suburban- stbre. She suddenly "blacked out" and fell f6rWard, hitting , her' ;' forehead and nose, causing bruises and 'a large swelling on the forehead, She has suffered with .high blood pressure for .some time, and this fainting spell may perhaps have been due to this. She , is now much improved and will continue to "remain abed, several more days. Her : daughter Mrs. V. K. Rising is devoting much of her time to her mother's care. • FARM RECORD BOOKS * Provide a Place For Every Thing Algona Newspapers Society Notes . ancroft: Edmund Ford, s&n of John Ford .of Bancroft, ' arid Mary Long, daughter of Mr...and Mrs.. Arthur Long, of r .;Bancroft, Were united' .in marriage" in fta double -ring Ceremony at ,S1 John's church at Bancroft April H at 8 a. m. • " -" : -. _-,\<' "&• The bride .wore a gray dross with brgwn accessories and had a corsage of gardenias with i-fed roses. .._•'' • • * • Y The bridesmaid wore . a rose dress with gray accessories and had a corsage of yellow jonquils. The best man 'was ; Williani Fandel .and!,the bridesmaid w'as Zita Fandel, from •Whittem'pK 1 , who' were friends, of'the couple. A \vedding. breakfast was served 'at the bride's ..home for .'.the couple and attendants. ' >. FARMERS ON THE TOP WAVE After the first world war in the depression following, many Iowa farmers lost their farms and many of their possessions. After the second world war things contributing to the farmers prosperity seem to be piling up and thfj Iowa farmers at least are floating on a wave of prosperity which they can scarcely believe to be true themselves The Iowa development commission recently reported that about 8,000 Iowa farmers had incomes of $20,000 or more during 1947. It is said that many farmers made more than $20,000, but the commission has no figures to show how many did. The commission said that it doubted 6,000 Iowa fanners made $50,000 in 1947, as has been reported by one source, but it was certain that lowans are riding the crest of farm prosperity. It was also stated that the state has 612 "flying farmers" who own and fly their own airplanes It was said that more than 75 per cent of Iowa far mers have electricity, more than 80 per cent have telephones, and more than 90 per cent have radios Iowa also leads the nation in the number of farm equipped with tractors and automobiles. It was also stated that most farmers are spending enough of their earnings to enjoy a very high standard of living and are putting many dollars aside for a "rainy day." * * * STASSEN ENTITLED TO IOWA Indianola Record-Herald: Seventy-five per cent of Iowa republicans are favorable to Harold Stiissen from our neighboring state of Minnesota for the republican nomination for president of the United States. When a neighbor state offers a candidate pn which the great majority of Iowa republicans are agreed, it will be a serious misrepresentation of 'Iowa if the delegation to the national republican convention at Philadelphia in June is not overwhelmingly for Stassen. * * * ., "Carrying water on both shoulders," is especially difficult if it means riding a camel while keeping one foot on a brass rail.—San Francisco Chronicle * * * "One has to be a little crazy to write a<book," observed an author, and sometimes,one has to be a little crazy to read some of them.—The Lynchburg News. How lo obtain MORE HOME DE8ION NO. )!*• WITH THi WEYERHAEUSER 4-IQVAII KOMI IHILHM SIRVICI • The latest addition to the Weyerhaeuser 4-Square Home Building Service features an attractive home', designed for a narrow lot. The style.: is modified colonial, with five room* including two bedrooms. " ; : -7 : Every month an interesting ric*» ;:i home is added tqtlvjs.helpful Sery... ice. Each home is architect-designed and Weyerhaeuser-cngineered. Thus every home in. the Service 'hii th,? benefit of professional talents. Mi«> terials arc correctly specified whjlp engineers contribute njuchin greater value by recommending construction practices that, aje sound as well (is economical,' ;- ; £iK-'•'•/ Come in and use the Weyer-v, haeuser 4-Scju»re H&rW Building. Service a: our yard. Look through'' that big, cplprful portfolio which ' illustrates and describes scores of ideal home designs. The very home' you want is undoubtedly here, planned and ready to build. RAESLY IBR, CO. Phone 234 »• Milwaukee Depot Plaia ;' Me? i, QrjUttn, Twin Dollar Days! 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