The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 14, 1946 · Page 13
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 13

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, May 14, 1946
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Death Toll Mounts; Often State and Local Safety Drives CIVIC LEADERS AND OFFICERS JOIN IN DRIVE FOR SAFETY '? A state-wide highway safety campaign opens in Iowa, June 15, in an effort to stop the increas* ing toll of highway accidents for Thus far this year, Iowa has •had nearly twice the number of fatalities as was the case a year ago. The campaign is based' oh education, instruction and enforcement. State highway patrolmen, city police and other law enforcement officials are cooperating to carry home the message to the general public. Local Garaqos Back Campaign Locaf"" i ages, too, are joining in the 'campaign. "The first element of safety is to have your automobile in first class shane,' said A. J. Cogley, Kossuth county Sheriff. "By that we mean brakes that work, a horn that sounds, and an electrical system that insures good lights at all times," he added. . ' In taking license examinations for chauffeurs, the three first vital points about an automobile that an applicant iriust know are in good shape is his brakes, horn and lights. Service Plus Education The service angle is first. Next comes the education of the driver. He should know his hand signals, what they mean and when to use them. He should know his car, its ability to stop, and have some idea of howlong - it takes him to stop at'.the speed he is traveling. A good driver takes no chances. He doesn't pass until he knows the road ahead is clear of oncoming traffic. He signals to : the car he is passing, and he takes 'care not to turn back into .his lane too quickly, said D. S. Hutchinson, state patrolman. Factors of Safely Other danger factors in driving are summarized as follows: 1 Trailers being drawn behind vehicles call for special precautions by all parties. Breakdowns at night pall for ; spccfiic precautions as to warn: 'ins cars from both directions. Bicycle riders can be the most tlangerpus type of hazard. •Youngsters should be. carefully 'instructed and supervised in the •; use of their bikes. ^, ;i "All' these things are "".but " a * part-of the picture. -.Our safety § " record is..gpinfc',tp depend .on.- all upbn^^who ''iknJDWs, . c lt;,m'aV be %• YOUR' life that', isV, saved," ' said, 1C. C.;'Shierk,'tdistrlct;safety di'••• rcctor.i commenting oh the ;'state ^safety campaign. • State highway patrolmen • also ..point out that all acci- •'. dents involving damage 'of $25 or .over must be report: ed to state or county cials. \Also.~anv accident, re'.• gardless 'of the amount of property damage, must be reported if there is a personal injury involved. ESTABLISHED 1865 ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, MAY 14, 1946 Third Section VOL. 81—NO, 10 3 Construction Jobs Here To Enlarge Business Area A NEW $55,000 business above site, where workmen week. Largest construction building for K. S. Cowan on new business fronts, a hotel in the basement. Work has construction and footings. —Upper DCS Mokies Newsfotos building and hotel is being erected at the finished excavating the basement last project in the city at the moment, the new Algona's State Street will incorporate two on the second floor, and a bowling alley now progressed to the stage of basement COMPARISON OF CITY'S TAX RATE ' The tax rate for the City of Algona per $1,000 of taxable value shows an increase of from $56.27 in 1945 to $65.36 in 1948, figures compiled by tho Iowa Taxpayers . Association Disclose, This is based per $1,000 on 60%; of value. The Algona rate in dollars per$1,000 on actual value for 1946 is $39.22. A comparison of the Algona 1946 tax rate in dollars per $i;000 on actual value, follows: Algona $39.22 Charles City 35.62 Webster City ^. 41.06 Spencer 30.80 Estherville 34.50 Storm Lake 32.98! Iowa Falls 47.03 Humboldt 42.26 THE PERCIVAL MOTORS new home on South Phillips St. is coming along rapidly. This new garage will offer tije latest in construction and provide a major addition to the Phillips St. business section of Algona. Construction.has progressed as shown in the above picture, taken a week ago. v. Townr end Club Hears Dr. H. Gordon In spite of the bad weather a nice crowd was at Townscnd ; hall to hear Dr. H. Truman Gor•; don of Madison, Wisconsin. Dr.; Gordon is a graduate of Luther college, Decorah,, and of the -Lutheran Theological Seminary at St. Paul. He is an ordained minister,"and served 13 'years in that capacity. Later he was a lecturer on the chautauqua platform. The last ten years he has been 'in Townsend work. At present, he) ' is 7th regional director of the' Townsend organization, having charge of the states pf Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri and Jowa. Mrs. A. M. Anderson, local club president, presjdeci, Rev. Gilbert Kuyper, of th| Presbyterian church, had charge of the devotional service, Don Hutchins rendered a beautiful sacred solo with Mrs. C. C, .Shierk as accom ' panist. Mrs. Mary Heard, had charge • of the program, Mrs , Chester Willey gave a piano solo, Mrs. A. • M. Anderson a humorous reading. Prank Tietz and Floyd Wejshaar played a duet on piano accordion and guitar and Miss Leorja McMurroy sang a hymn. Doctor Gordon gaye an excellent lecture on what Washington was doing with the Townsend plan. He ppinted out the fact that Social Security revisipns are being discussed and that recommendations made were the very points the TswngeniJ organization hfts ajwayq advocated. Hearings on the Ways " and Means committee were held on April 18-464? jn the session; something no other bill -has ever done, The bjH gave a very 4 ine impression to a|i th^ committee. net only Kossuth Boy, Girl To Win 4-H Trip The State 4-H Conservation camp, held at Camp Mitigwa prej vious to the war, will 'be^resum-- ed this year, according to infort mation received at the County Extension office. : 4-H members who have attended this camp in former years have felt that the experience was one of the most interesting and inspiring of their 4-H careers. Members will have an opportunity to hear and know many outstanding people and to learn of conservation in its various forms. One boy and one girl ar» to be nominated by the Kossuth County 4-H organization. FrOm the nominations submitted by the counties over the state, 45 boys and 45 girls will be chosen by the state department. ; Kossuth county 4-H -girls are planning a camp to be open toi all members of their organization' to be held at the I. O.'O.'F," camp at Clear Lake, June 21,i 22 and 23, according to Miss Lillian A. Jeckham, county extension home economist. •. : i "Sioux City Sue", Year's Hit Tune,Brings Fame to Iowa . A mythical red-haired blue- eyed gal from Sioux City is giving Iowa more publicity than anyone has been able to do since Herbert Hoover walked into the White House, the first man born west of the Mississippi to become president. Radio network stars sing about their willingness to swap a horse and a dog for Sue; juke boxes pour out the musical story of her charms. Bing Crosby, Kate Smith and the Hoosier Hot Shots on the National Barn Dance, all do their bit to acquaint the nation with this <gal from loway who captured the heart of a cattle-driver from old Nebraska- way. Republic pictures have purchased the right to use Sioux City Sue as the title of Gene Autry's next starring picture. This week, Dick Thomas, composer of "Sioux City Sue," and Ray Freedman, who wrote the words, sent an autographed copy of the song to the Iowa Development Commission. In an accompanying letter Dick Thomas wrote, "I have learned from Station. KSCJ, Sioux City, that "Sioux City Sue" has been done many times via records, network, and live talent. I am attaching a short biography of Ray Freedman and myself, plus the true story of how we came to write the song." In the attached story, Thomas explained that he was a Pennsylvania farm boy who dreamed of a saddle and the wide open spaces when he rods his father's plow horse. Freedman offered a less romantic but far more logical story in .his letter. Here is the stor: In 1943 Freedman teamed with Dick Thomas '(singing recording artist for National Records and writer of cowboy and western songs). • While collaborating on their first songs, they got the idea of : typing up Sioux City with .Sue, which goes along with the well-known practice ; of song writers who strive to find the name of a city which combines euphoniously with the name of a person. Freedman wrote some lyrics and gave them to Thomas. Thomas put the lyrics on top of his piano and left them there for two months until one night when he was unable to sleep. He got up, got out his guitar and strummed as he read the words now so familiar to popular music fans: "I drove a herd of cattle down from old Nebraskaway —That's how I came to be in the slate of Iowa—I met a girl in Iowa, .her eyes were big and blue —I asked her what her name was, she said Sioux City Sue." He then composed the music. But the song was still in jingle form and needed a chorus or refrain, so Thomas took some of the lyrics from the verses and tied them in with the title, and created the chorus in which he repeated Sioux City Sue five times. Thomas submitted the song to his boss at National Records and to the people in charge of recordings, who agreed that the tune was "cute' and should be recorded. Although Thomas recorded the tune 'before going into the army in 1943, he did not release it until July 16, 1945. Within two months after the song's release our unknown Sue became as well known as Ronald Reagan. Perhaps we should begin to comb our Iowa map for name s of towns which lend themselves to song writing. How about "Sidney, Sid — My Rodeo Kid," "My Gal I'll See—In Cherokee" "She's O. K. at Okobo-J" or shall we let Woodbury county have all the glory this year?— Mitchell County Press, Osage, la. Discharged By Navy Merle M. Bilyeu, McMM 2-c, was discharged from the Navy, May 5, at Great Lakes separation center. He lives on route two, Algona. I Former Kossuth Man News Editor NBC. A clipping from Grand Forks, North Dakota newspaper tells of the appointment of John D. McEnroe of that city, to the position of press department news editor of the National Broadcasting Company's western division at Los Angeles. Young McEnroe, who is a graduate of the University of North Dakota, is a nephew of Jim McEnroe, well known Kossuth county man of Plum Creek township. The Kossuth county McEnroes are all his relatives. He was formerly telegraph editor on the Bismark Tribune, .and left that paper in 1942 to attend a midshipman's school at Columbia University, later becoming commanding officer of a gunboat in the southwest Pacific. The J. G. McEnroe family lived on the extended McGregor street road east Phone 520-W For Prompt Service On BOTTLED GAS 20 Years Experience—No Red Tape— Just .Call Us For Absolutely Dependable Delivery. Bjustrom's Furniture Co. Established 1925 Algona, Iowa A TIE-UP ON MATERIAL, temporarily stopped construction on ditloning plant of tlie. firrn, which" recently .reconditioned its 10,000th Jord motor. The new building will provide much needed room for expansion 8f this phase of's business. It is located on Diagonal St., just east of the C. -J& N. W. tracks. • .' m\\ Tofte of helped himself terlop police de; caught a phief place, To|te no, iijto his car tato . Jg*4 SSmeM »Stf' rajrchan,. weniinto .Cp.unty Poultrymen Saving Feed By Selling Older Hens County produce station reports that farmers in this area are doing a pretty good job of getting rid of their unprofitable hens and old roosters, A. L. Brown, county extension director said this week. . While no complete figures are available, the buying stations report the movement. of old hens and roosters seems to ba heavier than normal. This is in line with the need for conserving scarce feed supplies. Ralph Baker, Iowa State college poultry marketing specialist, says that for 200 central western primary markets, 3M> times as many old roosters and about 1% times as many hens .were sold during the third week in April as in the same week a year ago. Figures were supplied by the United States Department of Agriculture. Mr. BroWn pointed out that every old rooster kept around the farm just to keep the hens common-laying hens. This feed can pany costs the farmer around seven pounds of feed each month. The same supplies to •be used to much better advantage if fed to the producing hens and young stock, C, & N. W, Taxes In County Are $19,931 . The Chicago & Northwestern Railway's share of the Kossuth tax-burden for 1945 was $10> 931,22, and the railroad paid a' total tax in Iowa in 46 counties of more than $600,000, according to R. L, Williams, president of the company. About half of the total is in school taxes, with county taxes running about one-third of the total, the remainder being divided between city and lo townships, cemetery', librar; " John Schallin, Lon goek, Honored Th Lone Rock: A 500 card party in honor of John Schalljivs J}s{ birthday was he}d at Kfe » on *e Thursday night, Those attenj* ing ft were: Mrs. Lydia Wetzei; Mrs. C)ara Pompe, Mr, and Mr?.. Herman WQw ^ «$ Mrs! Win.- • Herb. _,_.., ... .._ |g: Mr Radig, Mr," •' by: Mrs-TAJe* Rayig/ to' few W&Saeni Ml*^cJ}, low! Mrf, LAKOTA SENIORS TAKE 600 MILE TOUR OVER IOWA Lakota: The 17 members oi the Senior class, with their sponsor, Supt. J, W. Cook, and Earl Paulson as bus driver, took a 600 mile trip to points of interest in Iowa last week Wednesday. They left Lakota at 5 o'clock a. m. and arrived home at 11 o'clock that night. They visited the Little Brown church at Nashua and while there called on the Dr. Peuz family; the smallest church in the world at Fesnia, which will seat only eight people; the Wonder cave and Ice cave at Decorah; the Devil's Tower at McGregor, and crossed the toll bridges into Prairie du Chien, Wis., and other points on the way home. School Events 'Schedule Next week's school events are as follows: Sunday evening, May 12, Baccalaureate services at the school auditorium y.-itn the Rev. E. H. Buschmau giving the sermon; Monday evening, May 13, eighth gradi! graduation oxerdsr- es; Friday-evening, May, 17, high school commencement • exercises. Several grade 'picnics will also be held at different places. Ardis Heetland Graduates Mi-, and Mrs. George Heetland, Faustine, Fanchorj, and Rodney Heetland, Lakota, and Mrs. Elfried^ Leland, gwe.a City, returned last week Monday evening from Des Moines, \yhere they attended graduating" exercises of the Heetland daughter Ardis from the Mercy hospital school of nursing at t^e St. Ambrose Cathedral. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Christ, Forest City, and two daughters, Eunice and Viv« ian, who teaches IJome Economics at Winterse^, Jrvin Foster of ^Greenfield, la., and Gerald Nurre Tjf Ames were also in attendance, Ignoring Arlis Heetland. ' Mesdsmes Geoige Heotlajid, Carl Gerzeinij apj ^. E. Ley were May 4 Hyosw'pf Mrs. Chas. person at Suffejo Center. '' The Luther Leagye met at the town hall last week Monday evening and Vivian Strand and Jeai) Ahlstmm . (two telphers) HE THOUGHT HE COULD STOP IN TIME, TOO! Accidents Don't Always Happen to Somebody Else! Check Up on the Chances You Take Every Day! Today traffic accidents are multiplying alarmingly! With the average car over eight years old ... with bad brakes and dangerously worn tires, accidents involving worn-out equipment have more than doubled.! Arid with Victory, drivers began cutting l^ose, Jn the four months after gas rationing ended auto deaths jumped 36% ! And our record was already disastrous ! Between Pearl Harbor and V*J Day more peopre were WUsd or injured by all types of accidents in America than were, killed or wounded'in the war! H«e, "§?fe at home," 355,000 Certainly; somebody should do something about it. But the only one who can do anything really effective ... is you! For most of the accidents that hap- pea... are caused by the little things we all do, unthinkingly, every day. The careless little chances we take driving our car or crossing the street. The little repairs we neglect to make. It's up to you! You can cut down America's accident rate—simply by not letting an accident happen to you: Check up on your accident-breeding habits right now. How many times a day Aoyou take the chances shown here? Watch yourself, HE WAS "JAY-WALKING", TOP I 4- ~~$. 'l-i WpllMMp ^IJP flBI W ^Ml ^^|p^ ^BP ^Qti^ ^^9 ^^PfP^' Ford-Mercury Sale* and Strviet

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