The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 31, 1967 · Page 3
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 3

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, October 31, 1967
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McCormick, pitcher, great seasons. All had don smith DISCOVERY of thousands of marijuana plants practically in the shadow of the Statehouse at Des Moines last week led us to wonder if our state legislators were on "pot" when they came up with the new sales tax bill, which was passed in a hurry at the end of the last session. A bulldozer was used to scrape the land clean Wednesday, so many pounds of the illicit weed were done away with. At least the marijuana angle gives us a possible reason for the crappy tax set-up. HOW much is the new set-up going to cost you ? We figured it out the other day, subtracting the puny little amount of money we'll save on property tax from what we'll pay in additional sales tax — and if s going to cost our little group about $65 this year. So, once again, the really big property owners, city and rural, are going to be the ones who benefit, while Mr. Average continues to get stabbed in order to pay for all the county, state and federal projects which keep our false economy escalating. THEN there's the application of the sales tax on snow shoveling and lawn mowing. Who are they trying to kid? And collecting it on an honor system is ridiculous. We can understand that a person who makes his entire living doing such projects probably should pay the tax. But to put it into effect on kids mowing lawns on a regular basis fails to impress us very much. Seems like another move to remove the urge for anyone to do something on their own, thereby edging us farther along the trail to more chiefs and less Indians. It won't be long before no one wants to do any manual labor, or will be kept from it by the government ! ONE fellow stopped at our office the other day and said business is so bad that even people who don't intend paying are not ordering. THE Cardinals and Red Sox, who battled down to the wire before the former club took the World Series, eac^i placed two men on the 1967 major league All-Star team named recently. Carl Yastrzemski, left fielder, and Jim Lonborg, pitcher, were Red Sox selected, while Tim McCarver, catcher, and Orlando Cepeda, first baseman, were the Cards honored. Isn't it strange (although on the basis of the full season's play, quite right) that Bob Gibson, top individual performer in the Series, wasn't named on the all-star team. Of course, he sat out part of the season with a broken leg. The two Cardinals named to the team, McCarver and Cepeda, did nothing in the Series. RodCarew, rookie second baseman of the Twins, was selected, along with Jim Fregosi, Angels, shortstop, Ron Santo, Cubs, third base, Roberto Clemente, Pirates, and Hank Aaron, outfield, and Mike GOT a lot of comments after the picture of rats in action at the city dump appeared on our front page. Most local citizens didn't realize they had multiplied so rapidly and thought the problem had been licked once and for all. Dave Shumway told us he visited the dump one night and saw so many he didn't venture out of the car. It would be interesting to take a tape recorder there some night and get the sounds of the rats climbing through the rubble, fighting over scraps of food, and just making rat noises. If you haven't been there, you wouldn't believe it, either 1 The council is attempting to solve the problem (good for them). "It's not the work I enjoy," said the taxi driver, "it's the people I run into." AREA theater-goers who like real fine movies missed a good bet when the first of the Algona Theater's Cinema Art Series, "Marriage, Italian Style", featuring Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni and an excellent supporting cast, showed Oct. 25. Dave Reab, local theater manager, says there are plenty, of season tickets still available — and if you like good movies (much better than the TV variety), grab one and see the remaining five features. - ?THE rest of the program looks like this: Nov. 8- "The Servant", with Dirk Bogarde and Sarah Miles; Nov. 29 -"Breathless", with Jean Sebert in the leading role; and "Black Orpheus", "Juliet Of The Spirits" and "Divorce, Italian Style" slated on dates to be announced later. Your season ticket will entitle you to some of the finest movies ever made. See Dave the next time you're at the theater and get yours! Everyone who saw the opener thought it was great. - ?IT was birthday time at our house Oct. 19, with Trudy, mother of the crew, and Martha, our only daughter, celebrating the same day as usual. The actual party was delayed a week and all of us enjoyed a wonderful cake and ice cream (which to Martha, like many other things, is shortened to just "cream"). She was two the 19th and Trudy said she was 29, but I know she was kidding because our oldest son, Dan, is 14 and it just doesn't total right. Our other lad, BUI, is 11. We all got a kick out of watching Martha at the party although that part of it was no different than usual, because we spend a lot of time watching her. - ?MARTHA'S biggest stride in recent weeks has been an enlargement of her vocabulary. Included is the ability to now string several words together to form a short sentence. Perhaps one of her most clever words now is used when she sees one of us sitting reading or watching the horrible big tube, with head resting on a hand. Her query is "headache?" And when she wants more of something it is "morn." Was going to get her measurements, but forgot to. She's still about straight up and down. THE 90-lb. weakling took a medical exam and asked, "Well, Doc, how do I stand?" "I don't know," the medic said, "it's a miracle." New Sewage System Plans At Swea City A new sewage system is being planned for Swea City. Swea City council has approved a tentative program for installation, working with Kruse Engineering Service and Russ Buchanan, city attorney. The council hopes to secure the necessary land and easements by the middle of November. It expects to submit final plans and specifications to Iowa State Department of Health by Dec. 15. When plans are approved, the council hopes to advertise for bids, Feb. 1 and award contracts for construction by March 15. Hopefully, construction would begin by next May 15 and be completed next fall. Cresco Chums The October meeting of the Cresco Chums 4-H Club was held at the county Extension office with Rhonda Pech and Gloria Canaday hostesses. Installation of officers for the coming year was held. Officers are Marilyn Roethler, president; Debbie Sabin, vice president; Jane Simpson, secretary; Susan Smith, treasurer; Marcia Sabin, historian; Leslie Wildin, parliamentarian; Mary Besch and Marian Frideres, photographers; Nancy Weydert and Mary Ann Erdman, recreation chairmen; Jeanne Patterson and Linda Lallier, music chairmen; Rhonda Sabin, librarian. A talk was given by Kathy Miller on removing fire hazards. Debbie Specht gave a picture study The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Debbie Benson. Guests were Verona Whitcher and Diane Hackbarth. Tuesday, Oct. 31, 1967 Algeria (la.) Upper DM Moin**—3 - NOTICE - Starting Saturday, November 4, we will be closed Saturday afternoons at 1 P.M. 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