The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 22, 1948 · Page 12
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 12

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, June 22, 1948
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4-Alfl<sn« Upper Dei Main** , Jor\« 33, 1948 7' U tapper "•" Street class matter at tus | at Algona, Iowa, under Act of dofifiresS of March 3, 1879. '• ' issued Weekly By THE UPPER DES MOIMES PUBLlSMtWcS Cd, j. w. HAGGARD, Editor R. B. WALLER, Managing Editor : S. ERLANDER, Advertising Manager D. E. DEWEL, Business Manager NATIONAL CDITOfUAL^ NATIONAL ADVERTISING ttEPRESENf ATTVfc National Advertising Service 188 W. Randolph St., Chicago, 111. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO. Jne Year, in advance , $3.00 Upper Des Moines and Kossuth County Advance in combination, per year $5.00 Single Copies . 10c SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year, in advance $4.00 Jppcr DCS Moines and Kossuth County • ; Advance in combination, one year $6.00 No subscription less than 6 months. ADVERTISING RATES s Display Advertising, per inch 56c OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER MEAN TRICK ON BACHELORS This is a Leap Year with a vengeance! With an eye toward the feminine vote, Congress i passed- a nation-wide community property tax law, which makes it loutth to be a" bachelor. Now married lowans can split their income with their wives; but bachelors can find no conso- , • lation in this maneuver. - Two can be taxed cheaocr than one! Bachelors must remember that they have to be married on or before Dec. 31, 1948, to gain advantage of this new tax law. You will hear much about joint returns; they now become almost imperative for all married people. Married people will report their income together, that income will be dividced in two and each half will be separately added together and that will be the amount of the tax paid. Because each half will be in a lower bracket than the whole income would have been, the tax on the two halves is less than the whole income would have been if taxed to one person. Cut as we said before, the bachelor is still in "tile same posiiton that he held last year in the i yes of the tax people. R.fe.W. * * * DROMOTION WELL DESERVED It was not surprising to find that A. H. Schulcr, ; ''U-i- lo years with the Swca Citv school system, had been offered the post as superintendent. of schools at Forest City, which he accepted. : .' Mr. Schuler served all but two of his 1.3 years _a't Swca Cily as superintendent there. Folks in this county need no introduction to the good work lie has done during those years. He was held in high regard in all quarters, as well as in Swea City, and he represents thc? ; best in the teach- in, 0 , profcss'on. Swea City is losing a fine leader, and Forest City is gaining one. We hope, however, that Supt. Schuler will not fail to pay visits, and often, to his old Kor.suth friends,- and 'admirers. R.B.W. -,v * * KINGDOM FOR A HOMEK anyone could solve the problem of more hou.sin.u in Algona—immediately—he or she would be in line for a cold medal from Heaven. The problem has been tackled in various ways for the past two or three years, and while there has been building, and more than meets the eye, it is still not enough lo meet the needs of an expanding Algona. During the war. C. R. LaDarrc and Milton Morton and a f-jw others worked out a program which enabled construction of a number of government-financed homes here. It is one of the largest single construction jobs of homes in local history. K. S. Cowan entered the picture and constructed the Cowan Court, a group of small but neat homes that are constantly full. But still the demand for homes grows. At nearly every council meeting, from two to five home building permits are granted here; there can hardly be any unused schools left, they have all been moved into Algona; old barns have been converted into apartments, houses have been divided into duplexes, basein.-iit homes spring up overnight, but still there are not enough homes to go around. A Chamber of Commerce survey uncovered 27 families who stated they desired to build. Efforts', were made to provide them with information in the Mxe and cost bracket they indicated they desired. The surprising thing about this was that it was discovered homes could be constructed, and meet F.H.A. requirements for financing, for $7,000 and $ii,OUO. and have two bedrooms as well in a Kerni-buiv,:alow style. Congress has passed owr any action toward helping the matter of housing, it seems, and in 1he final windup whatever action develops toward .solving the problem is going to come from the individual. Homes can be built, and are being built, every clay. For those who have or are talking about building, we can but offer encouragement. Building is possible, and costs need not be as high as one tniyht think. But it calls for personal energy as well as personal dreaming. And it appears very unlikely that building costs will decrease in the next year or two. R.B.W. * * * THE DOOR IS OPEN Eagle Grove Eagle—The door is wide open for (he Republicans to walk in and take the lead in the national scene and continue on to world leadership. Millions of Americans are pulling for them to do just that. Never in history has a party had as much interest centered on its' political convention as there is on the Republican convention in Philadelphia. All thev have to do to rally this nation's Wide interest to their colors and sweiep Ihe fall election iis to nominate a popular man. A mart who has voter Will assure the Republican party of victory and the chance to assume world leadership. If, however ,a convention deadlock develops and the Republicans come up with a "smoke filled room" compromise candidate that does not have this public confidence they Will have missed the boat. Even though they are able to win the fall election', with a weak and reactionary candidate, which i^ entirely possible, they still will not have fulfilled the role that is open to them and the one that the whole world is begging them to play. Republicans, Independent Voters and even Democrats will rally to the Republican colors if they nominate cither Stassen or Vandenbcrif. And these people, with the rest of the 51 World will stand up and cheer and march ahead with the Republican party lo a better "one world." The Republicans can probably win in the fall with Dewcy and they might even make the grade with Taft, but even so, it will mean four years of continued, bickering, nationalism that will lose public support and world enthusiasm. The door is open, and the nation and the world arc begging the Republicans to walk* in and take advantage of their opportunit. WE CAN ARGUE THIS OVER If you feel like getting into an argument, better read this. Don't misunderstand; WE are not looking for an argument, but the tonic about to be discussed is one that is certain to find viewpoints on both sides. It concerns the question of whether or not it is still necessary for»small city stores to remain open on Saturday nights. Backers of the "close Saturday night" idea claim that the habit of storcs^staying open at that time is based on earlier days,'when it was impossible for farmers to get into town oflcner than perhaps once a week, and that Saturday was the logical day. They claim that today' it is possible to get into town for trading nearly anytime. They also say that today a farmer and his family like to take a weekend trip as well as anone, and that they arc no longer interested in! the Saturday night "trip to town." They point out that Mason City, for example, remains open Friday night but closes Saturday night. They say Fort Dodge remains open Monday night but is closed Saturday night. They say that "farm people arc as anxious as anyone to take off, Saturday noon, and spend a restful, pleasant day and a half at a lake, perhaps. Now all this sounds pretty good, yet when we look around the streets on Saturday night it seems to us that a whole lot of people are still doing their shopping on Saturdays, and Saturday night in particular. So, the case is wide open; what is YOUR opinion? R.B.W. . ..... ...... * . .* * DON'T LET PLATFORMS FOOL YOU; SEE THE ISSUES Dccforah Journal—The shape of the real political issues of this year is clear. They are well- defined party issues. There will be double-talk in convention platforms in which both parties try to make everybody think they arc both on both sides of every issue. But there is no doubt about the big issues. These issues arc prices and 'foreign trade. Depending on these two issues is the question of whether we will fi^ht World War III within ;he next 30 years. Successful and prosperous world trade means the death of communism abroad. Stable prices mean communism will lose its only hope for a foothold in America. That is why the national decisions on prices and world trade will decide the question of when and where we will have to fight World War III—even Whether we will have to fight it at all. The democratic party has stood for reciprocal foreign trade agreements and gradual reduction of tariffs. This is to promote the flow of goods among nations. It has produced full-scale friendship with all but one South American republic. This is the first time North America has had that much friendship "south of the border." This freedom of trade is vital to American prosperty. The republican party is. fighting reciprocal world trade in congress today. The republicans say we must not allow foreign nations to ship goods here. We must keep tariff walls high. We must let them buy of us only if they pay in gold. That was the system that brought the depression of 1929. The other issue is prices. The democrats have stood for government regulation lo keep prices and wages in balance. The republicans have taken off all controls and said "Things will level off of Iheir own accord," We have seen food' prices climb to new highs. During the packing strike we saw how quickly Ihe farmer could be made the .goat of hard limes. Livestock prices tumbled without | warning, but meal stayed too high priced for workers to buy in the cities. The republicans say: "Let the 'law of supply and demand' work at home; but block foreign trade." The democrats isay: "Foreign trade and home prospertiy are tied together. We must regulate our home prices until we can free foreign trade, then both can prosper." It is a clear-cut party issue and it is an issue of war and peace, prosperity or depression. * " * * A woman likes io know what men think about her, but only up to a certain point. * * * Another sign ot age is when you begin lo spend more time witli the dentist than you do the barber. * * * One wile tells us her ideal of a model husband is one who thinks her headache is more important than his rheumatism.' , • •„ * * - * . One of our Irish friends, commenting on the bagpipe, told us he thinks there must be a lot o! music in it because he never heard any come.ou't. * * * A dog with poor teeth shpuld use judgment when he growls. * * * Long skirls of the New Look are like prohibition. The joints are still there but they are harder to spot—Woodward Enterprise. * * * "Conceit js God's gift to little men." Altamonl, Kansas, Journal. ftEfiSE A LiitU of fM», et Thai; tfbt Miieh ,f,tfjseheidst'thm iurtrtg 'tft's iiimnllir months, I na*d been told thai Jhore affe quite .8 number of banes nbrth . and west of Algdna and that sev eral liVe in or get their mail at Lone Rock and som6 bf the Al* gona Dahes the Lone Rock ;est that we fe"t ' anes Hne'd up ,16 I'm sure all iicUlod about the trat'lic lights whiQh-fer'e going to be placed tonl.State street and more thannever I hasten to assut4 the city dads i that their re-election to the'cduricil is as certain, as night and 'day because on count of i m going to take care of that next spring. And it's a cinch thaVlignts: are needed. Got into the jnloppe at the post office Thursday ,nopn and started south on Dodge. Tnere' were sev : en cars ahead of me and I glanced at my -wrist watch and then started counting cars traveling' ih State street. 1 counted 31 cars going west and the seven cars ahead of me finally made the grade and got into State and when I made the riffle it had taken me just 11 minutes to get from the post office to Thorington on State., And even then 1 made a drlv-er sore because on account of T sneaked in and slowed him down and he Was in a hurry, no place to go ahct nothing to do when, he got there. So I say it will be'HvOndcrful when you can wait a minute,and then traffic lets you ,oj'gBS;{3tate.> Five intersections on 'Stale, Thoringtoh to. Jones, will be effected. - ; When I get through' signing up 195 Gulper membership cards and' get them deliverd there will be' 195 Gulpersln Plum Creek township as I have 'the membership- list of the township farm bureau. And that goes for Union tow* ship also. Signing up J182 n,e.. members in Union township, too. also members of the 'township farm bureau. And Glen Jenkin-j -ion, Union, tails m? that his group is made up of good gulpcrs too with perhaps the exception ol Fred W. Plumb, who sort of likes tea. so to speak. Out in Plum Creek there are quite a few Danes and indications have it. According to Louis 'H. Kent Jr., that every Plum Creekcr is a guloer. hence the organisation should really go places in the township of creek and plums. join our Danish Porgahgett Nat Glee Club. So I am checking on the following Danes Hste'd in the Lone Rock telephone book and hope to get a Danish response, Ja.jeg kommer, from them. They a/e"ftohald, P. M. and Will Chris"--" J , Ernest M. Jensen, Roger _ -^--', Han's M. Jensen, J. H, and Teif [Jensen,. Russell Jensen, Roy H.-Jensen, John Johannesen, Ole A. Johanneson, Laurence Johannes*en, Lloyd Jorgensen, Wm. Madsen, Dettman Nielsen, Tommy Nielsen, Warren Thompson hrid 1 'Andrew N. Thomson. I take it thai they are Danes because on account of they use an "e" in the ''st*n". Hope to ge.t them together some time shortly so we pan re- •h*Jfirs'e-,F6ri»angen Nat Vor Sultne Kat. and then line them up with local Danes, so to speak. Of course Lone Rock has a lot of other fine fellows, though I they're not Danes, who might be' able to sing in the Glee Club, af- , fine Irish turns listed Dafiewat I've Heard Fre and which indicates",he's musical, and J. M. Blanchard Has a gootl Voice 1 1 know because on account of I've argued peiltics with him, and Art Prlebe, being a Priebt uiiu mi. J^iicuej fjciiiK a rut is musically and tunefully jricl ed, and Alex Radig traded hats with me brtce ,and he's still got the hat and I know his melodious instincts are good, and Willis Cotton would be an apt Danish voice student because on account of he hears a lot of crowing all the time and that's something'I am good at, and so it is that Lon'e Rock promises plenty of high" class and capable musical talent which would be creditable in the Danish Porgahgeh Nat Glee Club, so to,speak. Legion Carnival Underway, Swea Swea ; City—The American Legion is sponsoring a S in a hbfl'league baseball at 2)30., • • •'." ,, EeWef _. Afc bfcfilNANCfi -,SECTION 4 OP ORDINANCE NO. 290 > OP THE ORDINANCES OP THE 'CITY 0»:&£GC-NA, IOWA, WITH RESFl3dT ,T0 DISCOUNTS AND ESTABLISHING A NEW DlSCSdUNf RATE. ' • 1 S Vlj .BE IT ORDAINED BY ?THE • CITY COUNCIL- OF THE CITY OP ALGONA, IOWA;. , Section 1, Repeal.' That Section 4 of Ordinance No. 290 be and the same is hereby repealed, and the following be enacted in lieu thereof: ' • ."Section 4 Discounts, That a discount of ten per cent (10%) , _ UHdor L Nftes shall "" if of u- ^M^WfeMo disco 8 r,n jrtj >le>ett.t$ifH#ium t "" '.this revialj of .„„. eff^t"wjtr¥infl" r "" 6? shi the' terliings-, for the month eMitfl^dft the 30 day Iher month of July, 1948. issued I •• 7 d - ",p>BHhis OrdlnanJ being ddemed.of immediate in tance, shall be ih force ai J l its !5 assa " ..provided JJAgSlUtf arid 'ADOPTED by i ~',y of , of Jud ADAH CARLSON f\ l fy City Clei (me t&is ib clay PRANK KOHLHAAS, , ', • - Miiyi • The above Ordinance No. '3 is hereby duly authenticated tl 10 day of June, 1948. FRANK KOHLHAAS, Muy< ADAH CARLSON . . City C!ci (SEAL) a24u25 CO'Jintl BLDG, StlPPLV-CO. Tuesday, Juiie 22, 1948 COWAN;BUILDING SUPPLY CO. Algona,' Iowa":. And the No Neck Ties Club in Plum Creek township promises- to outnumber the Algona mem- 1 bership, first thing you know. A lub was organized , at center school house in Plurn Creek Thursday night when Cliff Etherington was elected president-. Claude ( Seely yl£g,j?residerit, Robert Kam secretary. •; Led'Steven treasurer, and the board jof directors L. S. Young, 'Owens. Hurt',' Chester Harmon, Clarericb Can- adav and Lawrence' Hanson. The tie inspector is Ed fKairf, the tie snot locator is Merte Woltz, and the committee to line iup. new- members is Kent Siely iahd Lee Kiley. Bobby MilleiJ 3,'was voted ah honorary member, of the club because on account of h"j was present tin-less while his father. Andv Miller, wore u lie r>f man" hu^ and colors and dc- signs. The Plum Creek'Tie-le,ss club experts to go '•• places this summer with regard to membership and Floyd Bode, , tie-less, stated that the club was plannin' a committee to visit. ovr>~" mnn : -> the Inwiship and. to gather up all neck-ties and place them in '•old storage until the neck-tie 'aws permits of Bearing- p f tp'- "Scntpmber 1st. Congratulations "nri best wishes lo thp Plum Creek gents who do not believe YbU'it GOOD IN THE COAST GUARD! SI A career of action and security will be yours in the U. S. Coast Guard—the ACTIVE peacetime service, You will find worthwhile jobs on ships and cutters and at Coast Guard bases. Investigate 'these opportunities today! PAY for enlisted personnel increases with advancement. Since uniformj, food end quarter* are Supplied Coast Guardsmen J •arn at much at average civilian! iri'net * p°y- , TRAINING opportunities in the Coa»t Guard can fit you for many careers in f civilian life, Check with your recruiting officer In Pel Mslnes to see which technical schools are open at this time, (. ACTION is assured in the peacetime' Coast Guqrd. The Coa»t Guard perfprmt. ^ a wide variety, "»( defies. A responsible position, on land or sea, U assured you, SECURITY is youn with a career In th» Coait Guard. It will pay you to investigate the opportunities of a career In the ACTIVE peacetime lervice, this week. U. S. COAST GUARD Tin WTWt pea 109 FEDERAL 5TH AN9 COURTS STREETS DES MOINES, "and. Rich colon lopit. »«rve Ihe crall:-. *W tip \ iiitiiajti lioptf |N^r*iiL' iifiailMi; 1 ; A touch of coloft il tv«r welcome in any room Dainty colon 'fop d»inly (umituie ,....,. . 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