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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, June 8, 1967
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2-Algona (la.) Upper Des Moines Thursday, June 8, 1967 NO "REPLACEMENT" TAX Our edilorial of two weeks ago brought a welcome response from Representative Karl Kiilsholm, in defense of his vote in favor of a new legislative tax package. We respect his viewpoint and willingness to defend his position. However, we svonder if he didn't miss the major point of our editorial. Our effort was to show that even though the intentions may hove been good, and the bill passed in the name of tax relief" for property owners, it will not work out that way as lowans will discover if the bill becomes law. The new tax bill raises several taxes and introduces a few new ones. The general idea is that with this larger state income, there will be more money to allocate back to school districts and to counties, thus cutting down the amount of school tax and property tax that will have to be levied locally. But the joker is that while there might be some relief the first year or two, and a lower millage levy on properly in the interval, it is unlikely that local levies will remain lower. We add new and higher taxes on the state level, and our local tax levies still exist. All we have done is add to our TOTAL TAX. There is so much thing as a replacement tax unless a tax is absolutely eliminated from existence. One local citizen has figured out his own tax total. He found that he would be paying about $50 more in taxes through higher sales and income tax, and then save perhaps S8.50 in a lower property tax, worked out on the formula laid down by the House bill. And it will work that way with nearly everyone. So let's quit kidding ourselves about taxes. MORE SECRET PLEDGES The Middle East crisis again focuses attention on just what pledges, public and private, have been made in past years by the U.S. government through various high officials with regard to our potential involvement and entangling promises. Secretary of State Dean Rusk, who it seems has involved the United States in more alliances and promises, public and private, than any other secretary of state in U.S. history, now says that in return for Israel's withdrawal in the last Middle East fracas, the Suez Canal incident of a few years ago, the U.S. promised to go to Israel's aid if she should be attacked. If this is so, it seems to have been a promise made without much public knowledge of the fact at the time. This sounds like laying the foundation for U.S. involvement in another trouble spot, should conditions lead to outright war. Our general sympathy in any serious trouble would undoubtedly go to Israel, rather than Egypt and Arab nations, even though some, such as Jordan, have been friendly to us, and Saudi Arabia's ruler was a U.S. guest of honor very recently. The most serious, far-reaching question at the moment, assuming that the Middle East crisis does resolve itself without complete war, is just how many other commitments has Mr. Rusk made around the globe, in private, that the American public knows little or nothing about? Can anyone recall having voted for Mr. Rusk for any public office? Yet, he seems to have managed to become something of a dictator himself in ways and mean of involving the lives and well being and resources of the rest of the 180 million citizens of the United States. Perhaps Mr. Rusk should be curtailed in his activities, and his proclivity to mess into all of the squabbles of the various smaller nations of the world, many of which did not even exist 25 years ago. As for his judgment, he was in charge of For Eastern affairs for the State Dept. during the Korean war. He said the Chinese would never come into that conflict ! Des Moines Register — Is Vietnam a "vital interest" of the United Slates? It is hard to make a case that it is, except on the crude basis that anything for which the United States sends a expeditionary force of 400,000 men must be a vital interest. By that definition, it wasn't a vital interest till 1967, but is now, because the United States has made it one. PUBLISHNG ASSESSMENTS Grundy Center Register - Most taxpayers in Grundy county are aware of the fact that their property has been revalued by professional firms at least twice in the last 10 years, and that theoretically, our property is assessed at 27^ of actual value. A bill in the Legislature requires that this figure be made standard thruout the State, and also that every four years the assessed valuation of the property be published. Altho this would be a rather expensive procedure in the larger urban areas, we think this should be done. It is true that taxpayers can walk over to the courthouse and look up the valuation of any property in the county. This is public information, and if you want to know what the taxes are on your neighbor's house or farm, you can visit the assessor's office and find out. In theory this is fine, but as a matter of practice, most people are reluctant to do this. There is much legal information which the public is entitled to have, and which is available in the courthouse. The law requires that legal notices be published with regard to board proceedings, estate and probate matters, school proceedings, council proceedings, and in matters dealing with the dispensing of public tax money. Much of the information would be available to the public if they wanted to go to the courthouse and look up the records, provided they knew where to look. Very few people outside of the legal profession will take the time to keep track of such legal records and proceedings. For the benefit of the public, newspaper publication is required. There isn't anything a newspaper publishes which has more interest to more people than the list of property tax payers in a township and the amount each paid. And it is a mighty good way to get taxes equalized. If a neighbor on a 1 60-acre farm finds that a neighbor down the road is taxed for less, he will make inquiry of the assessor to find out why. The publication of assessments would help create a more fair and equitable system of taxation on real property. The expense of publication would be repaid many times through bringing about fair assessments on all property within the county areas. WHAT IS WORLD OPINION? Humboldt Republican — Ever since the United States became deeply involved in Southeast Asia some of our statesmen have warned frequently that we must proceed with great caution, to preserve something called "world opinion." Just what is world opinion? Some of our most severe critics concerning Vietnam are in Western Europe, where in other matters we remain formal allies, but where trade with the Red bloc seems more dominant than any ties to America. This is especially true of dealings with Red China, a principal supplier and backer of the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong. France-or French firms with government approval, ship helicopters, heavy equipment, trucks, parts and precision tools such as lathes 1o Red China. Austria, formally neutral in world terms, is building a steel mill in Red China. Britian ships data processing equipment there. West Germans are negotiating for another Chinese steel plant and increased trade with Eastern European Red satellites. So it would appear that, aside from political criticism, we have nothing to fear from "world opinion" so long as trade with America's avowed enemies is not disturbed. But of what value is that sort of opinion? Other than some troops from two commonwealth nations, Australia and New Zealand, there has been no assistance like that one normally expects from allies. Meanwhile we maintain large air, sea and land forces protecting our "allies" in Europe. "There is no use walking five miles" - (or driving several hundred) - "to fish when you can be just as unsuccessful near home," —Mark Twain 10 MIS AGO UST WEEKS ANSWER ^ IN TMI from HISWRY'S SCRAPBOOK DATES AND EVENTS FROM YESTERYEARS The first elevated railroad in the U. S. operated at the Chicago Railway Exposition, June 9 to 23, 1883. The Continental Congress appointed Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman and Robert R. Livingston to draft the Declaration of Independence, June 10, 1776. The United States and Russia signed amutualaid agreement, June 11, 1942. The American army embarked for Cuba, June 12, 1898. Iowa was created as a territory, June 12, 1838. The U. S. Department of Labor was established, June 13, 1888. A National Industrial Recovery Act was passed by Congress, June 13, 1933. Hawaii was organized as a territory, June 14, 1900. President Roosevelt froze German and Italian funds, June 14, 1941. Magna Charta, the Great Charter, was issued by King John of England, June 15, 1215. some weeks ago. Mr. Hammerstrom's father, R. J. Hammerstrom, would take over the cafe in Burt which they had been operating, and Wm. Batt would work in the barbershop which Mr. Hammerstrom had been operating. 203E8BS AGO IN THE Life is like a grindstone. Whether is wears a man down or polishes him up depends upon the kind of stuff he's made of. -Odebolt Chronicle FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES June 12, 1947 Just for the record, the UDM pictured Marilyn and Jerry Seller, children of Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Seller of St. Benedict, and THEY WERE ROLLING SNOWBALLS on May 20- at St. Benedict In Kossuth county. On the same date, while the children were rolling their snowballs after nearly four Inches of snow fell, Mrs. Seller picked lilacs from a nearby bush. The family lived on the Henry Seller farm, one mile west of St. Benedict. - o - Alton Pettit, on behalf of the Lone Rock unit of the county Conservation League, received a bounty check totaling $117 from the county. He brought in 60 foxes, 242 crows and 28 gophers. - o - The Burt High School graduating class of 1897 was pictured on the front page. The class was holding a 50th anniversary reunion at the Burt gymnasium June 17, with most of the class expected to be present for the occasion. There were 13 members in the class — Carey Manly, Delmar McChesney, Lou Millis, Audra L. Crowell, Art Marble, Anna A. Sheaffer, Cliff Smith, Oral L. Paine, Maggie A. Riebhoff, Ernest Paine, Grace R. Davison, Blanche M. Slade and Minerva B. Allen. The principal was Professor Frank Van Erde- wyk. - o - The LuVerne Lions bowed to Kanawha, 8-4, in a baseball game at LuVerixe. Kanawha collected seven hits while LuVerne banged out six. Hitting honors for Lu- Verne went to Harvey Will and Lou Will who got two and one hits apiece. Hanson andMoeding hurled for LuVerne and Warmbier and Bierstedt caught. - o - E. C. Petersen of Swea City was forced to cut short his fishing trip in northern Minnesota and return home because of a severe throat infection. Doctors pronounced it a case of quinsy and Mr. Petersen underwent treatment at an Estherville hospital. He was recovering satisfactorily. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fox, Algona, attended a reception at the Lutheran hall in Swea City for Mr. and Mrs. E. J. C^Dell who were recently married. Mr. 0*0611 was an uncle of Mrs. Fox and had a barber shop at Bancroft. The bride was the former Florence Pehrson of Swea City. - o - From County Chatter - "Mrs. Bill Wermersen, daughter Betty and the dog, Sammy, were hurrying to round up their flock of 1,000 spring chickens ahead of the approaching storm when we stopped at the Wermersen home a half mile north of Sexton, Saturday morning. The ladies get about 30 dozen eggs a day from their flock of laying hens. The Werraersen's son, Bob, has been farming a place near Corwith since his release from service recently." - o - John Hauptman, Paul Erdman, Frank Gahan and Frank Fox, all of Wesley, flew to the flood stricken area in the vicinity of Ottumwa, in the Hauptman plane. - o - Phyllis Thilges, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Thilges, St. Joe, had her tonsils and adenoids removed at the Kossuth hospital in Algona. The average water consumption per person in the U.S. is about 50 gallons. FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES June 6, 1957 Kossuth county's new 4-H girl officers were pictured on the front page of this edition. They were Bonnie Froehlich, president; Gertrude Kahler, vice president; Carol Chambers, secretary ; and Julie Nygaard, historian. They were elected during the annual Rally Day, held at Swea City. A total of 466 4-H girls, leaders and guests were present. The new officers were installed by retiring president, Jan Clark of Bancroft. - o - Darlene Skogstrom, Ted Finley, Maribel Kain and Dave Kohl, graduating seniors at Algona High School, were the first recipients of scholarships from the Willard E. and Ella P. Thompson Fund which had just recently been set up. Original amount of the fund was $40,000 and was slated to increase until the principal reached $250,000. - o - Karen Lavrenz, a graduate of the Burt Community school, received a Student Aid Scholarship of $640 over a period of four years given by Iowa State Teachers College, Cedar Falls. Karen, daughter of Roland Lavrenz, was active in basketball, a member of the school band and vocal groups. She was also salutatorian of her class. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Harold Van Allen, Algona, were given a house warming by members of the Square Dance club. In attendance were Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Besten- lehner, Mr. and Mrs. Kyle Keith, Mr. and Mrs. James Kolp, Mr. and Mrs. Berl Priebe and Mr. and Mrs. Milton Will. The honorees were presented with a gift and the guests provided the refreshments. - o - Mrs. Paul Mulligan, Daniel and Phyllis, Bancroft, Roger Fox of Minneapolis, and Mrs. Herb Trenary of Ledyard attended graduation at Loras College in Dubuque where Robert Mulligan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mulligan, was one of the, class. - o - A good neighbor deed occurred in the Algona area when a group of men went to the Earl Zeigler home and put in 80 acres of soy• beans. The helpers were Clyde Priebe, Garel Leek, Junior Neuroth, Art Olsen, Ed Kain, Steve Loss, Willis Etherington, Leonard Klocke, Ernest Nauman and Chester Albright. Mr. and Mrs. Zeigler had been in Iowa City with their son who had been a patient in the hospital for three weeks. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Tom Halpin, Mike and Danny of Boone, spent the weekend with Mr. Halpin's mother, Mrs. Leota Halpin. They came to attend the reunion of the Algona High School class of 1937 of which both were members. - o - Curtis Lura, 41, of Thompson, had been named the new manager of the Fenton Co-Operative Elevator. He would take over his new duties June 17. Mr. Lura had been second man at the Thompson Co-Op elevator for a number of years. Mr. and Mrs. 111 E. Call Street — Ph. 295-3535 — Algona, Iowa Zip Code 50511 ESTABLISHED 1865 OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER KOSSUTH COUNTY CITY OF ALGONA NATIONAL NEWSPAPER i(S( ALGONA COMMUNITY SCHOOL ISSUED TUEDAY & THURSDAY & NORTH IOWA SHOPPER THURSDAYS: Newspapers entered as Second Class Matter at the post office in Algona, Iowa EDITORIAL R. B. WALLER, Editor & Publisher Don Smith, Managing Editor ADVERTISING Denny Waller Russ Kelley Jack Purcell, Foreman SUBSCRIPTION RATES In Kossuth County and adjoining areas $5.00 per year To all other addresses in United States or Foreign $7.00 per year (No subscriptions less than six months) Pratt Electrical Contracting Co. of Algona was the successful bidder on the electrical wiring contract for Lawther Hall, a new girls' dormitory to be erected at Iowa State Teachers College, Cedar Falls. The bid price was $20,700. - o - Howard Genrich, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Genrich, Algona, came from Des Moines where he was a student at Drake University, to join his parents on a two weeks vacation to Colorado. - o - Lavonne Barrett, Lakota, fell from a bicycle and cracked a bone below the knee in her lerHjjg. She ' was getting around v -t)n'~ crutches with the leg in a cast. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Donald Hammerstrom of Burt left for a week's visit with friends in Chicago. The Hammerstroms were moving to Bancroft July 1 when they would take possession of the Bradley Cafe there, which theypurchased For And About Teenagers] HE THINK* He MIGHT HAVE TO GO THE WEEK'S LETTER: "I have read your notice in the newspaper about problems. I have a problem. 1 would like some advice. Well, I have quit school; 1 want to marry this boy. He is twenty-five and I am fifteen. We love each other very much. He thinks he might have to go overseas. So we want to get married right away. My mother doesn't want us to get married. I would like a reply on a case like this as soon as possible. OUR REPLY: There are so many objections we won't have space to list them all. At fifteen, you are too young to marry. You should complete your high school education, under any circumstances. Your Intended, at 25, is no longer a boy. When you s«y he may go overseas, are you suggesting Viet Nam? If so, what do you intend to do, without even a high school education while he is gone? Is it your plan to live with your mother, who is opposed to the marriage in the first place? Have you discussed this with her? If you marry and il does not work out, and there are many reasons why it may not, what do you plan to do for the rest of your life? If you are truly in love — wait — until you finish high school and are older; until the possibility of overseas service is not so probable. H yoy Kovf a (••nog* problem you went le (tiKun, or an obiorvation to mak«, addrcu yoi I.H.. to FOI AND ABOUT UENAOEM. COMMUNITY AND SUIUUMN PIESS SEHVICE. I, KY. ACROSS DOWN 19. Regard 1. Lean 1. Cocked hata 21. Female S.Mexican 2. Eye of <lccr dollar bean 22. Capu- 9. Cost 3. Sherbet chin 10. Sultan's 4. Compass monkey decree point 23. Compo- 12. Vex 5. Pastry ncnls 13. Glowing 6. Blundered 24. Relieve ardor 7. River in 27. German 14. Edible Yugoslavia spa root 8. Smell 30. Require 15. Continent: 9. Nettle 31. City In abbr. 11. Sea eagle Michlga 16. Merit 13. Miss 33. Breach 17. Left-hand 15. Kitchen 34. Bulging page appliance jar 18. Pulled 18. Dry, as 35. Like a away wine wing 20 Trials 22. Bering or Baltic 25. Rap 28. Common mifflx 29. Foes 31. Liberates 32. Greek letter 33. Point aimed at 38. Type measure 37. A size of coal 38. Related 40. Close noisily 41. Schemes 42. Celerity 43. Acting and others 44. Leaf cutters Y/f 1 i 4 17 20 15 24 *fa »5 38 41 V/ % 51 •O 1 % 21 fy X t fa ^ % 51 4 fa 5 * % W fa % b 'fa x> 16 '//. '/// MA A * sC 5* If A I L > il Z 1 A 1 P I 3 1 n o ^ V Zb % 4i "H J . F5 >i! . 1 V 1 * E is? 4 A ^ tt fl A V ^ y t Jgs SVT d& son nsg R pB EBt BlL cB sH/ YJH^ C U H -I E R S A "T | N A UL T L 4 ? 1 Jl" ( U Q kGH ' H 1 R E 5 S 1 E 7 5 33 L 0 t | Nt 5s b t 55 37. Time gone by 39. Letter 40. Forbid 42. Exclamation 6 b fa U % 4O 7 % 21 % 57 t» ^ 2S S'i /^ " '/A * • ^ Lura had one daughter, Cindy, aged 3, and planned to move to Fenton as soon as a place to live was located. Lone Rock's band members had chosen Rachel McArthur as their candidate for the title of Miss North Iowa at the annual band festival at Mason City. Rachel, a junior at Lone Rock, was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. L. McArthur, who farmed near Algona. - o - Mrs. Henry Kilian of West Bend had made all necessary arrangements to manufacture and distribute commercially a salad dressing which she originated. While cooking at the Legion club there, Mrs. Kilian experimented and found the dressing popular with club patrons. - o - Editor R. B. Waller of the UDM and his wife were in San Francisco attending the National Editorial Association convention. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Becker, Portland twp., left for Indianapolis, Ind. to attend the speedway races and also to visit relatives. - o - Sharon Schneider, freshman student ;it St. Cecelia Academy in Algona, was named second place winner in the state poetry contest sponsored by the C.D.A., according to word received by Mrs. Henry Holland, grand regent of St. Cecelia Court. Sharon's poem was entitled "The Snow" and had been entered for judging in the national contest. FIVE GENERATIONS Mrs. Anna Tweeten, 87, Lake Mills, was the oldest member of the Tweeten family when they held a family reunion recently. Her son, Oscar Tweeten, Leland, granddaughter, Mrs. Vincent Larson, Garner, great-grandson, David Larson, Iowa City, and great-great-grandson, Michael Larson, 2-months, also of Iowa City, made_ up the members of the five generations. Professional Directory INSURANCE DOCTORS ALGONA INSURANCE AGENCY J. R. (Jim) KOLP Surety Bonds — All Lines Of Insurance 295-3176 206 E. State BLOSSOM INSURANCE AGENCY General Insurance 7 N. Dodge 295-2735 BOHANNON INSURANCE SERVICE 5 N. Dodge 295-5443 Home — Automobile — Farm Polio Insurance HERBST INS. AGENCY For Auto., House, Household Goods, and Many Other Forms. Phone 295-3733 Ted S. Herbst KOSSUTH MUTUAL INSURANCE ASSOCIATION Over $74,000,000 worth of insurance in force. Phone 295-3756. Lola Scuffham, Sec'y. RICHARD A. MOEN Representing FEDERATED INSURANCE Modern One-Stop Insurance Service Business — Home — Car — Life Phone 295-5955 P.O. Box 337 Algona, Iowa SUNDET INSURANCE AGENCY Harold C. Sundet and Larry C. Johnson 118 So. Dodge — Algona, la. Phone 295-2341 Chiropractor DR. M. R. BALDWIN Summer Office Hours Mon. - Tues. - Wed. - Fri. 8:30 - 5:00 Thurs. - Sat. — 8:30 - 12:00 Friday Evenings — 6:30 - 8:30 Farm Mgmnt. CARLSON Farm MANAGEMENT COMPANY UVi N. Dodge Pb. 235-2891 MELVIN G. BOURNE, M.D. Physician & Surgeon 118 N. Moore St. Office Phone 295-2345 Residence Phone 295-2277 J. N. KENEFICK, M.D. Physician & Surgeon 218 W. State Street Office Phone 295-2353 Residence Phone 295-2614 JOHN M. SCHUTTER, M.D. Residence Phone 295-2335 DEAN F. KOOB, M.D. Physicians & Surgeons 220 No. Dodge, Algona Office Phone 295-2408 Residence Phone 295-5917 DENTISTS DR. J. B. HARRIS, JR. Dentist At 622 E. State Phone 295-2334 DR. J. G. CLAPSADDLE Dentist At 112 N. Thorington Phone 295-2244 for Appointment o^ DR. L. L. SNYDER 113 East State Algona Telephone 295-2715 Closed Saturday Afternoons DR. HAROLD W. ERICKSON ' Eyes Examined — Contact Lenses — Hearing Aid Glasses 9 East State Street Phone 295-2196 Hours: 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Closed Saturday Afternoons DR. DONALD J. KINGF1ELD Optometrist Visual Analysis and Visual Training Contact Lenses 108'So. Harlan, Algona Phone 295-3743 AAisCELLANEOUS Credit Bureau of Kossuth County Collectrite Service Faetbilt Reports

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