The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on July 5, 1945 · Page 6
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 6

Algona, Iowa
Issue Date:
Thursday, July 5, 1945
Page 6
Start Free Trial

9 Notth Bodge Street HAGGARD & tt. B. WALtfiH, Publishers as Second Class Matter at the Postefflce •ft Algona, iowa, Under act of Congress of Match 3, 1879. Issued Weekly. NAflDNAUDITQftlAL-. \$SOC(ATIQN First Place Award Winner, 1633, Iowa's Most Outstanding: Weekly, Judged by State University of Iowa smothered up and kept from the kfto 4 wiet!g*6 of the people. Certainly the Income 1 tax people should know If it is an attempt to avoid pAylftf taxes on that huge sum of money, Kent says that if the matted Is smothered up, Impartial historians Will be bound to include the Incident In any account of F.D.R.'s career. 36 far there has been no attempt from the Roosevelt family, to deny or explain the matter. Kent says that this has left the friends of the Roosevelts fit a disadvantage. He says that all the friends of the Roosevelts can do Is to attack Mr.' Hartford, the A. & P. man, which is only relevant in settling his Income tax honestly. Of course Kent may be unfair In the matter as he is prejudiced against the Roosevelts, but it is plain that If there 'Was nothing wrong about the matter, there can be no fear of publicity, especially so as it is important that the name of President Roosevelt should not be besmirched after his death. BltteM&rih VislttrlV Carol and 6f Earth, Minn., spent < Ifist Wee*. via* Hihg their ^uht, Mrs. Ccell PiiifiM and her family. Birthday Guests. On Saturday afterttftfta Mrs, Chris Gelhause entertained the following guests In honor of Jjfean's fourth birthday—Mfc. Jack Ly«eh, Patty Jo, and Jacqueline! Mrs. - S #6rt! Iftfc Jack Krebsbfich attd D6Hlld Mrf Aeilt Tfoff m AMS6; MM! 1$ Johnson and KfrRf,- Mff t Ralptt Johnson and daughter's) Mfs, Paul Oelhaus; GeheVd, fiel6rls add Ber* nice Brandt and Doris Welfare. Follow-up feas. One of the ?olloW*u£ U, S, W, A. vanishing teas was, fceld at the home of Mrs. George Thompson THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES SERVICE FLAG Richard'Sheldon + Robert Dits worth -k Aussell B. Waller * Paul Arne Pedersen The "Lady Norwood" SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO. •One Year, In advance $2.50 "Upper Des Moines and Kossuth County Advance in combination, per year $4.00 Single Copies „ 7c SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH 'One Year in advance $3.00 Upper Des Moines and Kossuth County Advance In combination, per year .....$5.00 No subscriptions less than 6 months. ADVERTISING RATES Dtsp'ay Advertising, per .inch . 42c . Editorial By J. W. Haggard High Time For Economy In Government Senator Byrd, leading democrat senator, who bails from Virginia and has long been known for his efforts to hold down the terrible New Deal extravagance and profligate spending, last week stated that he believes that 300,000 federal em- ployes could be dismissed at once and he proposes to see that they are given the boot as soon as possible. At the same time he does not oppose legislation now before congress to increase the fcase pay of federal employes 15.9 per cent, whose yearly pay averages $2,000 a year and who now number 3,500,000. Senator Byrd demands that employes who are inefficient, useless, overpaid and who are over-lapping the work of others get off the payroll at once, and that government employment then be cut as rapidly as possible to peace time proportions of about 1,500,000. A recent high in federal employment was 3,417,545, about 2.5 per cent of the population, and the annual payroll at that figure was in the neighborhood of $7,200,000,000. Senator Byrd estimates that there are about 6,000,000 persons on federal, state and local government payrolls, or about one out of every eleven employables in the United States. He says that in the last war there was one civilian federal employe to every five service men. Senator Byrd has found there are 1,141 federal departments, agencies, divisions and other bureaus. ' He found 23 war agencies alone broken up into 364 divisions. Senator Byrd has made a great record for standing for economy in government, instead of the reckless extravagance that has been the rule for a number of years, and President Truman, who knows what it takes to earn a dollar, will apparently back him up in cutting waste of public funds. Remembrance of Algona's only steamboat will be brought back to the old timers by the ad of the Chrisehilles store in this week's issue of the Upper Des Moines which shows the pictufe of the "Lady Norwood." This steamboat for one summer made trips daily to "Riverside Park," where a party of young Algona men formed a company and built a large pavilion to be used for dancing and summer meetings. The pavilion was located about three miles or so up the river from Algona, and'the whole enterprise involved an investment of several thousand dollars. It was about the only pleasure park in this vicinity at that time and the Lady Norwood was usually crowded during the summer season, especially on Sundays. In fact the Algona pastors finally condemned the resort, as it lowered the .church attendance. Of course the good preachers hinted that it was doing no good to young people. At that time dancing was called evil by most of the churches. However, the boys invited the churches to hold union meetings at their pavilion. This was indignantly refused. Eventually the pavilion was torn down and the Lady Norwood sold, the boys sustaining a loss of several thousand dollars. C. A. Norwood, now of Tacoma, Washington, relates in the Chrisehilles ad some of the incidents connected with the short life of Algona's only steamboat. Quarterly Statement 1 SUMMAR* OF PROCEEDINGS School District of Algona Independent, Township of Algona County of Kossuth, for the quarter ending June 30, 1946. < ' GENERAL FUND Balance from Previous Quarter. .......... _ .......................... $13 44* h * •' "" ..... Received During This Quarter.. i ' ..... ... Warrants Drawn During This Quarter. .............. . ...... '.'...."'.'.'.I'.'.'.'.!'.', 26',606';4 Balance at end of This Quarter., .$58 308 ¥2 ' SCHOOL HOUSE FUND " •?S6,308.72 Balance from Previous Quarter. . ; *247<u<ifl Received During This Quarter. " \ " g'loo 0 Warrants Drawn During This Quarter .,. .\.\l'"".T''e, > 638;7J Balance at end of This Quarter.. . «2710R'7'I LIST OF WARRANTS OF PREVIOUSQUARTER School House Fund—Disburse- K. D. James.......,...^....". T ei » „ "J 6 "* 9 • ."i\ Johnson Setvlce'.."™.'.','.'."! Iowa State Bank $66i2.50 Klipto Loose-Leaf Co ivr^/.»,=«4= ivro*'i n^u 8<75 Kohlhaas Hardware....."..'.".'." Merchants Nat'l Bank 4.33 4.41 4.62 20.20 Security State Bank 17.50 Kossuth R/adio .".'.'.'"."{" 5.21 G. S. Kuhn.. 3.00 , „ . . . -$6638.75 Alonzo Leach ., 15.52 General Fund—Disbursements Le s Reed Music Co.: 14.44 Advance Pub. Co $ 2U73 Mrs. Frank Lewis ...; 15.25 Algona Hardware 23.71 Linnan & Lynch 25.00 Algona Ice Cream Factory , 4.68 Mahaffey Typewriter. 10.00 Algona Ins. Agency 112.40 Maplewood Bindery. 6391 Algona Laundry 26,18 McCormlck-Mathers 1.50 Opinions of Other Editors Higher Wages Mean 'General Inflation people generally expect a slump in the present fantastic wages was shown by a survey ./made by the Gallup Poll folks reported last week •in,*he Des Moines Register. Of course it is most- "iy-arExatter of guesswork and the opinion of the person -interviewed is naturally more or less gov- . crned by 'his own desires and interests in the - matter. This nationwide survey showed a large ; per cent , expecting lower wage levels after the , closeulf ,the war, with which we are inclined to ••&£&&. The question asked was "After the war are you expecting the general level of wages to be Zbigher, lower or about the same as it is now?" Only five per cent expected higher wages and 67 per cen't expected wages to be lower, with 27 per cent thinking they will be about the same, and five with no opinion. An analysis of the vote shows that the farmer and the white collar worker are a little more inclined than other people to expect a lowered wage level, but it cannot be said that other groups, such as business and professional men and manual workers of various types and skm are much more optimistic. Certainly it is very evident that if wages go to a higher level than at present, all price controls will have to be abandoned and we will have such a general inflation that may entirely wreck the country. Elliot Roosevelt's $200,000 Loan That $200,000 defaulted loan of Elliot Roosevelt's, settled for $4,000, is still in the limelight, or perhaps it would be better to say it may soon be in the limelight, as several congressmen are demanding that the matter should be carefully investigated by the ways and means committee. It certainly should be carefully scrutinized Ijy the proper taxing body, as it is claimed by the head of the A. & P. Company as a loss of $196,000 in his federal income tax return. When the son of a , millionaire president of the United States can. settle his obligations for 2 cents on the dollar, the rest of us are naturally anxious to find out how we may settle our obligations at such figures. Frank Kent, the columnist who has for years been a critic of President Roosevelt, says in his column that it looks like the matter will be Jaqua Tells of Missouri Moonshine Humboldt Republican: It is said that women pipe smokers are on the increase. There is an old saying that the third generation usually returns to the position of the first. Shirt-sleeves to shirt-sleeves. Away back in 1891-2 I published a newspaper in a small town in Missouri. In that vicinity women pipe smokers were numerous. There were also some snuff-takers. Down in the valley of the Grand River could be found log cabins with fire places, cooking cranes, puncheon floors, worm and stake-and-rider fences, hand- dug wells with sweeps and oaken buckets (and sometimes frogs in the wells) tobacco in the front yard and a garden in the back yard, hound dogs sleeping on the porch — if there was any porch — •coon skins nailed on the front of the house to dry and similar things. One thing they did have in abundance, was fruit and berries. The valley of the Grand River as I remember it, was a paradise in the fall of the year. Oh, yes, they also had a 'still" in some cave or gorge in the "timber." The stuff they made was clear as crystal and was said to have a most potent kick. But I am getting away from the subject. ff> *f> Sfi Union Labor Unpatriotic Webster City Freeman: A labor relations 'bill has been introduced in congress providing compulsory arbitration among other things, and labor leaders are violently opposed. Wonder the why of such opposition? There is no reason to believe that an arbitration board would be unfair to organized labor But apparently fair decisions are not what labor leaders want. They are so used to having their own way that they resent anything that might give employers a square deal. No matter what the questions involved may be if the union leaders do not get decisions satisfactory to them strikes result, no matter how seriously work stoppages may be to the war effort, and when strikes occur labor invariably wins, as concessions are won because continued production is vitally necessary to win the war. Wm. Green, president of the American Federation of Labor, says "the bill's provisions for compulsory arbitration is a restriction upon their freedom that the wage earners will never accept." Phil Murray, of the C. I. O. and John L. Lewis, of the coal miners' union, talk the same way. With such opposition there is not much chance for the proposed bill to become a law, as' congress and the white house usually have catered to organized labor ever since Franklin D. Roosevelt became president. However, the attitude of President Truman toward such problems has not yet been clearly defined. Algona Skelgas Algona Upper Des Moines W. D. Allen Mfg. Co American Council on A American Education Press ,9.13 McKnight & McKnight.... 1.87 71.71 Mrs. E. C. MoMahon 5.05 9.08 George McMahon 93.00 Metropolitan Supply. 51.09' 3.00 Mid-Bell Music Co.... 102.00 ~ •" 8.43 pillow severs, 2? sj dt jtanHksMhtefi, i trufiie, 1 !MW% 2 lats'fc-be 2 tfool bed 4UU& «ftd i woehiied- afaghfin. P6ift fiadf e visiibf* - 1 , Mr> and %1/RoyjMteGulNs and daughter-, 6f Fort fiadge, visited Thursday night and Friday mtti- irig at the Qtenri Burrows' Home, Mrs. McGulre- is Mrs.' Burrows' niece. Sunday Guests. / Mr, and Mrs. Kmite Bonnlckse Mr. and Mrs. Chaltfief Sonnlbkse and Mr. and Mrs. Milford Chris tiah and Jacqueline, were'Sunda guests at the j. H. Welfare horn Mrs. N. A. Pingel'and Mrs. C Roseboro and children ,Were Swe City callers on, Saturday.' Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Burrow and children visited Mrs. Burrow parents Mr. and Mrs. E. L, Ander son, in Swea City Saturday night Rev. and Mrs. EdwdSfd Cass and &?;,£' , B - Mayer » ft d Peggy let Steel and Leather Belt Lacing, Grind Stone* Power Sickle Grinder* ;•*! -1 _ .„ „ A _, 2-41 Midland Labortories Dr. W. D. Andrews 8.13 Modern Dry Cleaners:. 31.14 James Bahr 71-.-79 Nat'l Dry Cleaners 8.66 Barker Drug Co 28.30 N. W. Bell Telephone. 95.14 Mrs. G. A. Bond 123.75 F. S. Norton & Sott.x Borchardt Drug Co 3.78 Tim Obrien , 2.00 Botsford Lbr. Co 25.83 Pacific Press 13.79 Bureau Visual Instruction 8.50 Paxson & Paxson -16.86 Frank Caughey 21.42 Petty Cash 38.32 Mrs. R. Carpenter 85.20 Pink Supply 18 41 City of Algona 393.09 Post Dray & Transfer .".. 1.50 Collector Intern. Rev 2562.44 Pratt Electric 65.05 Helen Comfort 15.00 Recording Division N. Y. Bert Cronan 10.60 • University Film 3.83 Cowan Bldg. Supply. 3.64 Reminder : 2.25 Demco Library Supplies.... 20.30 Ray Schenck 12.05 W. C. Dau Garage 1.65 Spilles Hardware 1.48 Jes Moines Music House 1.81 D. H. Spirek 14.10 VIrs. D. .E. Dewel 7.15 Sorenson Grocery 53.93 Dudley Lock Co 38.86 Mrs. G. W. Stillman 14.25 Foster'Furniture Store 6.98 Tony Thilges 17.50 3en Franklin Store 3.24 Thorpe Wood & Iron Funk & Deim 43.45 Works 4.70 Gamble Hinged Music 4.83 Treas. State of Iowa 8.56 Gene Hertz 20.50 Vance Music Co....... 33.80 H. S. Activity Fund ;.... 279.28 Mrs. R. A. Vanderwaal 7.13 Huntington Laboratories.... 6.49 W. M. Welch Mfg. Co 79.53 Hutchison & Hough 247.28 Claud White 5.00 Ideal American Laundry.. 4.19 World Book Co.. • 1.37 Iowa Pupils Reading Circle 58.50 Total $ 6731.60 P. R. Irons 7.23 Salaries for quarter 22874.80 Jack Sprat Grocery 6.52 Jacobsen Mfg. Co 158.68 Total Expenditures $29.606.40 I, Leora K. St. John, Secretary of the above named School District, do, hereby certify that this report, pages 1 and|2, is a true and correct statement of the proceedings pertaining to financial matters of the Board of said District for the quarter ending June 30, 1945. LEORA K. ST. JOHN, Secretary. Subscribed and sworn to before me this 30th day of June A. D; 1945. ., . N . . , . (SEAL) ' E. A' SOHEMEL, Notary. Sunday for iMedlcln.fe Lake, Minn. o attend the iRed Rock Bible Conference for two or three days. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Gelhaus drove to Blue Earth Sunday. Their niece and nephew, Bernice and Theodore 'Brandt, left from theit home in Hollendale after a week's isit here. Mr. and Mrs.' Chris Gelhause, Mrs. Wm. Bauman, Mr. and Mrs Irvin Kllnjcsiek, Mr. arid Mrs. Wm, Pappe were among those who'at- tended the funeral of Mr. E. McGuire at Algona on Friday. Tank Type Poultry and Hog Waterer*. .- ' * *"'• V' •' Bench Vise*. -'*!. < '• Steel Stock Tanks, 5-6-7-8 ft. Canva* and Leather Flynets. House and Stock Sprayers. ' ' t I* 7 ! > ' tfl I '1 I C 1 t 'i 1 s Kohlhaas Hardware O HNESORG ..DRUG. (FORMERLY BARKERS) REN-O-SAL TABLETS 500 $3.45 LARGE ASSORTMENT SUN-GLASSES SQUIBB MAGNESIA TOOTH PASTE 40c COMBINATION ORANGE-LEMON AND LIME SQUEEZER Annual Financial Statement School District of Algona Independent, Township of Algona, County of Kossuth, for the year ending June -30, 1945. We hereby certify that the report comprising Pages 1 and 2 is correct as required by Sees. 4242 and 4242-bl, Code of Iowa. Copy filed with the County Superintendent and Posted or Published as required by Law, on July 4, 1945. / G. W. STILLMAN t President. LEORA K. ST. JOHN, Secretary. RECEIPTS—General Fund General School House On hand last report $52,485.77 $25,816.99 Normal training aid 375.00 Smith—Hughes 396.88 General fund tax levy 91,000.00 Semi-annual apportionment 3,342.84 Tuition 9,511.50 Other sources 61.10 20c 60c SUN VISORS 39c 60c ALKA-SELTZEH 49c MOTH FLAKES Large Package 25c Why Gish Your Check? Yes,-why CASH your next check? Instead, why not DEPOSIT it? Use it to OPEN A CHECKING ACCOUNT at. the Iowa State Bank—then write' checks against it for all your money needs. You'll find a checking account far more CONVENIENT, and far SAFER, than carrying cash. It SAVES TIME, TIRES AND. GAS, too. You always have an automatic RECEIPT — and a • handy RECORD of every expense. STOP'CASHING checks— and START DEPOSITING them••;,• - . .'• -at the"' •:', •/•'/. ..' • a I ' IOWA STATE BANK "\ «. iw t •? f. J % S . *Jr*sfe W ** 1 T*'T>'frt. i "e r f. .'..>,Mrt'£ \ PSf • f ^ p •«• i rl1 Mr ALGONA Member Federal Deposit -Insurance Corporation Ralph Miller, President Harold Gllmore, Cashier . „ ' Roy.MoMahon, Ass't Cashier Total—General Spurbeck Advises Closed Mouth Swea City Herald: Quite a few ladies in our town are put out because they are out on a limb with only five pounds of canning sugar per head. Other ladies who got in under the wire have 15 pounds. All this palaver about everyone sharing alike, and doing without so the boys can have their share, don't go with the five-pound ladies; not when other ladies have 15 pounds. Incidentally, this is a swell spot for a man to keep his mouth shut in three languages and six dialects. The Manpower Shortage Webster City Freeman: The manpower shortage could be very easily eliminated to a large extent by holding the wage and hour law and the national labor relations act in abeyance for the duration of the war in the Pacific. Presdent Truman is in better position to advocate' such a policy than his predescessor was, who was responsible for the 40-hour week, penalizing employers who employed men more than 40 hours a week by compelling them to pay time-and-a-half and if they employed men to work on Sundays and holidays they had to pay double. Many employers feel they cannot afford to do that, hence if the penalty were removed it would surely help the manpower shortage, giving each man who desired it more employment, hence a larger weekly wage. Social Security Merely An Added Tax Northwood Anchor A recent proposal of a Congressional member is that in the extension of social security benefits employers $hall be taxed four per cent of flue amount of each employee's pay instead of tthe present smaller amount. The employees \arni1 d also be taxed four per cent. II is difficult to understand the justice, if any, of an employer's fixed contribution. Assume that John Smith and Sam White are fellow employees. It would be considered the height of absurdity for Smith' to be asked, or forced, to contribute a percentage of his pay each week toward White's social security fund. It is entirely likely that if Smith himself proposed such an arrangement White would resent being put in the position of accepting permanent help from a man who worked 'beside him. Yet one Monday .morning when White appears fox work he-finds .that Smith has purchas- ed the business and is his employer instead of fellow worker. What principle of social Justice is behind the theory that now, since Smith has become White's employer, he must henceforth pay a forced legal assessment of a certain per-- centage of White's earnings for the sole purpose of White's protection. That Smith, having become an employer, has no one now obligated the pay a percentage of HIS social security assessment, if indeed, he can qualify for benefits in his "new status, complir cates the puzzle still further. Maybe it is because of his thick headedness, but this writer has never found a clear explanation of the employer's forced assessment although he has searched long and honestly. Who can or will point out the justice of the legal obligation of the man, who, during good, bad or indifferent times, has to find the money for both the payroll and the tax? Fund 8157,173.09 RECEIPTS—School House Fund On hand last report School house fund tax levy Total—School House Fund RECAPITULATION Total receipts, current year 104,687.32 On hand last report $52,485.77 Total $157,173.09 Disbursements current year 100,864.37 Balance on hand this report 56,308.72 Total ; $ 56,308.72 DISBURSEMENTS Iowa Des Moines Nat|l $ 78.75 Iowa State Bank 12190.00 Merchants Nat'l 26 25 Security State Bank 26.25 E. A. Schemel 200.00 Totall .-.-•. $12,521.25 DISBURSEMENTS General Control $ 4081 07 Instruction ; 6510e!85 Auxiliary Agencies 293.72 Co-ordinate Activities 1663.64 Operation of Plant 15402 89 Maintenance , 4240.64 Fixed Charges '„'".' 9011 06 Capital Outlay X 464.50 $100,864 37 This statement of General Fund expenditures includes the following salaries paid from July 1, 1944 to June 28, 1945 after deduction o Withholding Tax. •„ Phyllis Ballard .................... $1088.60 Mrs, Geo. MoMahon.... ........ 5214 Mildred Bailey .................. 607.70 Helen A .Michel . 132e'2f Margaret Berrmger ............ 200.10 Alvena Miller ........ "" ........ 154800 Antionette Bonnstetter ...... 1578.60 Donald B. Miller 2825 9- Mildred Bower .................. 1252.00 Genevieve Miller ............ 85'6i Thais Bueghley .................. 1072.10 Grade Miller ...... ...... !„" ........ 1788 40 Glendora Burbank ............ 1300.40 Kathryn Mills "" 177841 Muriel Burton .................... 1492.40 Lyja Olson •• ...... ' 13i92i Lois Campbell .................... 211.80 Orpha (Phillips ..... .'".".""." ...... 432 75 Helen Comfort .................... 1807.00 Mrs. E. V. Pierce ........ 920 75 Marian Conkling ....... .. ....... 1436.94 Doris Pitcher .... ..... 333 '{( Bert Cronan ........................ 1690.80 Ben Potter ... ...... „. 1418 - 6( Elnore Detlefsen ................ 1537.23 Ciarjce Powers .. """ 833'7( Phyllis Eninger .................. 1312.80 Esther Quinby .......... ........ 1772'4( Evelyn Everheart ................ 1462.58 Mary Lee Rochleau.. ...... ... 797'0< Joyce Fraser ........................ 1520.80 Faith ^chlensig • .... ....... 1091 RI Phyllis Gengler .................. 513.10 Orin Spalding .................. .. 2268.00 Marguerite Gilmore ............ 1588.20 Leora R. St. John ................ 540 OC Bertha Godfrey .................... 1516.40 Jane Thornton ..'. ................ 1158.30 Myrl Griggs ........................ 1833.40 Katherine Van Ness. ........ . 1456.CO Gene Hertz ............................ 2058.42 Marie Yoelker .................... 1412.00 Margaret Hughes .............. 561.60 Lucille Waggoner .............. J30040 Grace Humphrey ................ 891.60 B«H> Walker ........ ............. ... J38.80 Irene Iverson ....... . .............. 1378.44 Hattie Wilson .............. ..... ; 1776.00 Jeanette Jacobson ............ 1292.60 Evelyn Woodke ...... ............. 1295.40 Roy Keen -. ..... .... ................... 1264.20 Maxlne Yeakel .................... 599.56 Margaret Kim'berly ............ 1235.20 Ella Zumach ........... „ ........... 1081.60 Lola JCowalke .................... 1305.60 '. - ^J. gtto B. Laing ...................... 3563.50 TQtal ................... ., .............. -$74,883..55 lelen.M. L&repn ................ 359.85 Othej expenditures in * eorge McMahojj ............ 1501-92 $39,716.99 12,521.25 27,195.74 Finance iUiJr;. • '-.;. ' •*'• -*-* • u .i',-^ r ^ j ' ' ** \ * ' j» ? * *•" "" / i* * ', , 1 p ' - - ^~'i •''. ',' i < S'&'"^" -*'\s%- At

What members have found on this page

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 11,200+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free