The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 16, 1961 · Page 18
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, February 16, 1961
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6-Algona (la.) Upper Des Moines Thursday, Feb. 16, UNEMPLOYMENT MOUNTS There is cause for alarm in the latest figures which indicate national unemployment as being the worst in 20 years. Substantially more than 6 percent of the total working force is listed as unemployed, with the situation worst in the big cities, according to the labor department. We have said more than once that a sharp decline in farm income and farm buying power takes a year or two to have its full effect on the manufacturing centers. It begins to look as though this has happened, or is at least one contributing cause to the increased unemployment. The country buying power is less, in plain words. A second factor concerned may well be that organized labor in metropolitan centers has succeeded to some degree in pricing itself and its products out of the readily saleable market. Union leaders, regardless of economic conditions, have negotiated one wage increase after another. To the rank and file of their members, this looks fine. But each time it happens, management has to find a way to get along with fewer employees, and to offset the labor cost increase with more machines or less working hours. The average national work week in U. S. factories is now 38^4 according .to the latest statistics. U. S. products are facing competition from numerous foreign countries, all with much lower wage scales and lower production costs. If this keeps on U.S. labor can expect still further unemployment. Maybe some day some of the less intelligent union leaders will realize this fact. The more intelligent ones know it already and have warned their members accordingly. THE OLD BADGER GAME Whether or not U.S. defenses "lag" has been a topic resurrected within the past week or so. The rehashing is the result of the efforts of "several Pentagon reporters" as new stories have described it. Along the way, the inference is that when candidate Kennedy last fall challenged the state of U. S. defenses he was wrong, and that now .another survey made at his own order shows that we are well ahead of, or at least equal to, the Russians. We trust that we are. However, in the rehash, one important item has been totally forgotten. The original study and report on the state of U.S. defenses was ordered under the Eisenhower administration. The final report — known as the Gaither report — bluntly declared that our own military program showed a missile "lag" and other weaknesses. This report was ordered by the previous administration, but its full text was not published officially until after the last election. During the campaign, some of the content of the report, howeve'r, fell into the hands of Mr. Kennedy, and it was this text to which he referred. After his election. President Kennedy ordered a new study made. This report, in turn, has not been completed or officially released. It may be at variance, either way, good or bad, with the previous Gaither report. The implied news stories you have been reading are that President Kennedy was in error in his campaign remarks. If he was, it was because the Gaither report, ordered and completed under, the Eisenhower administration, was in error, and we hardly suspect that to be the case. WHAT GOES ON IN DES MOINES? LAND RETIREMENT ONLY ANSWER / If charges can be proved, almost one in every 20 members of the DesMoines police force must be involved in some sort of shady dealings. It is hard to believe that out here in our peaceful middle west, far from the intrigues of naughty Chicago and notorious Tammany, we have a major police force riddled with crooks and dishonest servants. But that, is what some of the boys who got caught seem to be saying. And here all the time we thought it was only the big dens of iniquity to the east that had such things happen, and of course always where big city Democratic party machines are said to control the forces of law and order, if any. We 'wait with baited breath for further unfolding of this drama in Des Moines. * * * Between the State Eduction Ass'n. urging .a giant increase in state aid for schools,, and the State School Board Ass'n. suggesting a sales tax increase to 3 percent with extra money earmarked for the schools, it looks as though the ordinary common citizen had better duck for tax tover. a Wppcr PCS 111 E. Call Street— Ph. CY 4-3535— Algona, Iowa Entered as second class matter at the postoffice at Algona. Iowa, under Act of Congreu ot March 3, 1879. Issued Thursday in 1961 By THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. B. WALLER, Editor & Publisher DON SMITH, News Editor MERLE PRATT, Advertising Mgr. JACK PURCELL, Foreman NATIONAL EDITORIAL NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE Weekly Newspaper Representatives, Inc. 404 Fifth Ave., New York 18, N. Y. SUBSCRIPTION HATES IN KOSSUTH CO. On<s Year, in advance 1300 Both Algona papers, in combination, per year $5.00 Single Copies 10c SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year, in advance _. $4.00 Bolli Algona papers in combination, one year $6.00 No subsuription less than b months. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING HATES ON REQUEST One doesn't have to actually farm to realize that until one basic thing is done, farm surpluses will continue.' ' • . " •; ; : A massive land 'retirement: program is needed for a year, or two;years, or three years, until the present surpluses of major agricultural products no longer exist. ' • • The land, retired must still reimburse its owner, and there is only one place from which this can come —.the U.S. Government. For several years the farmer must be paid something for not tilling part of his land, other than to keep it from growing up to weeds, thistles, 'etc. The land must be kept in a state of readiness for eventual use, however. There are those who will throw up Jheir hands in horror and ask the cost. It would cost. But it is also costing a vast sum today to seal and store, to inspect, to move, to reseal, to load and unload, and to administer. It is our guess, poor as it may be, that to retire enough land to make demand meet, supply, and reimburse the farmer for so doing, would COST NO MORE than a system which keeps adding, year by year, to the surpluses, and keeps increasing the cost of storage, maintenance and administration. This proposal makes sense to us, although it can probably be shot full of holes, too. Does anybody have a better suggestion?. * * * RETURN IT TO AMATEURS Since the end of the I960, football season, several well known universities and colleges have announced that they will no longer support or field football teams. In all instances, these schools have been ones where the athletic record of their football teams has not been especially good. That in no way implies, however, that the schools themselves are not good, in an academic sense. Yet, we might as well be honest. Undergraduate football has moved a long way from the days when honest-to-goodness students played the game, when the team members were legitimately enrolled in school, seeking an honest education, and had a goal in life after graduation other than becoming fodder for the professional football ranks. Most of us love football. We think it is a good sport, and one that provides a substantial education of its own and in its own way. But if we are willing to be honest, we must also admit that on the university and college level we have become addicts of "victory at any cost" and that usually means recruiting and enrolling many football players who have no real reason for being there except to play football. It is a Frankenstein of our own making; and perhaps it is about time that we turned good, competitive university and college football back to the amateurs. * * * An echo is the only thing that can cheat some women out of the last word. — Walnut Bureau. In the area. His wife died years earlier. FORT RICHARDSON, Alaska - Army Specialist Four Lut""' Francis Cleair of Albia retired "Well, if you're not Mr. Fenwlck, am I getting warm?" Washington Jn* i I— , highlights * 1 BE-SCr Jr A JT»My Report jromthef^atoffi Capital by Rmy Could You Reach 5,300 Families for 50c? ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES CLASSIFIED ADS DO JUST THAT (10 Word Classified Ads, Paid In Advance, 50c) ROOM TO ROVE — Note to new Defense Secretary Robert McNamara: that's' a big building you're running over there at the Pentagon. As a matter of fact, It's the world's largest office building". So big the sprawling U.S. Capitol could fit into any one of the Pentagon's five wedge-shaped sections. The Pentagon lias 7,600 windows and has 65,000 light fixtures which require 1,000 electric bulb replacements daily, [t requires 700 carpenters, painters, electricians, sign painters, ocksmiths and other craftmen to teep the place in shape. The 25,000 people who work there consume during an average day 30,000 cups of coffee, 7,000 pints of milk and 3,200 soft drinks. NOISE SUPRESSONS — The government has just announced t will plant 1,500,000 seedling. Tees around the new Dulles International Airport under construction i n nearby Virginia. There's more than beauty involved. The trees will eventually form an 1,800 acre belt of growth that will cut down considerably $h.e ; noise of jet planes roaring in and out of the airport. They include pine, red gum, white ash, black walnut, red maple, sycamore and pin oak. The trees will be planted with a special machine that can lay down more than 700 seedlings an hour. —o— DISTURBING REPORTS — It may be hard to believe but three out of every 10 people now unemployed are under 25 years of age and most of them are uneducated and unskilled. This is one of many serious problems facing,the new Administration. Equally, shocking is the fact that 30 percent of the 26,000,000 new workers who will join the labor force in the next 10 years will fail to complete high school and that 2,500,000 of them will not even finish grade school. —o— BEHIND THE SCENES — Almost everyone has read about the dramatic vote in the House of Representatives in which Speaker Sam Rayburn won by only five votes — 217 to 212 — his proposal to liberalize the Rules Committee. In this narrowest of victories Rayburn paved the way for the new Administration to get some of the important New Frontier programs past this "traffic cop" committee and onto the House floor for consideration. The? inside story is how some of Rayburn's closest friends, who opposed him on this proposal, were still willing to go along with him if he needed their votes to win. When the roll was called they stayed off the floor. At the conclusion of the vote and when it was realized Rayburn had won they re-entered the chamber and voted the way they wanted. Had Rayburn needed their vote they would have come in and voted the other wuy. TROUBLE SPOTS —President Kennedy has four years to prove himself but the next few weeks can be very telling. It is in that period when he will want to make good on his campaign promises. We venture the prediction his biggest slumbleblock will be to get Congress to raise the minimum wage from $1 to $1.25 an hour. A number of Congressmen who supported such an increase in the past have now deserted Kennedy and would vote against it. They are the ones unable to go along with the proposal made by Kennedy in his State-of-the-Union message that the United States should try to make its exports competitive in price with other nations. Biggest argument against this is that our export products are made by workmen who get the highest wages in the world and these products would have to compete with those made in low- wage countries. THE JET AGE — Pilots flying, those big new jets have won an argument with the Federal Aviation Agency. The FAA originally ruled that one pilot in the cockpit of a passenger carrier must wear an oxygen mask at all times when the plane goes above 25,000 altitude. But now the agency has changed this regulation so that the order applies only above 35,000 feet. Reason for this is enough experience has now been gained in the jet age making the lower altitude rule no longer necessary. Pilots, of course, are happy not to have the incpnven- ience of wearing these masks. —o— POSTMAN RINGS ONCE — Word from the Post Office Department is that the new Postmaster General will not restore two-a-day home mail deliveries. This practice was abolished 10 years ago and probably will never be revived. One big reason is the huge amount of extra money it would take to put on additional carriers. And, believe it or not, most homeowners say they're happy with just one deli- 'v'cry.-'At least, they only have to ,lopk at all that "junk mail" once' instead of twice. 2YEMS IN THE" ' *' * Was registered Tuesday ' night when Algona's rampaging Still- dogs came from behind to, nip a good Webster City teattij 26*24, with,a fourth quarter rally. The Lyntf 'led the locals, 10-S, at the quarter and 14-8 at''half time. A field goal and free-throw by Bob Willason carried the locals from a 24*22 deficit to Victory over the favorites. St. Cecelia's posted a 22-18 victory over Clare and Cherokee blasted Algona, 37-5, in a wrestling meet in other sports events" .'during- the week; Only wrestler to post: a win for Algona was Hank Geilenfeld. '..*'.*"'* Burglars stole $70-80 in cash early Tuesday morning from the Hobarton elevator. The thieves forced open a window in the rear of the building to gain entrance, then jimmied the inner door of the safe. Sheriff Art Cogley was called to investigate the matter. * •* * OJtosen's rip-snoriing girls basketball team rang up its 27th straight win of the campaign on the way to the sectional title at Wesloy during the week. Ottosen ' downed Wesley, 73-13, ' in the finals and averaged 79 points per game during three tournament wins. The team had a 66 point average for the season, which was remarkable. Scoring leaders for the red-hot outfit were Bertha Longseth (now Mrs Harold Sundet, Algona) and Marilyn' Kin-' seth. Miss Longseth averaged 38 points and Miss Kinseth 30 points per game in the sectional, and that's real shooting. * * • * . Movies set Io show at Algona's theaters included "Tall, Dark and Handsome", with Cesar Romero, Virginia Gilmore, Milton Berle and Charlotte Greenwood, "Andy Hardy's Private Secretary", with Mickey Rooney, Lewis Stone and Fay Holden, "Badman From Red Butte", with Johnny Mack Brown and "Long Voyage Home", with John Wayne, Thomas Mitchell and Ian .Hunter. * • * . * . Practically every auto dealer in town had an ad in the UDM Kirk Auto Co. offered a new Buick business coupe for $915; Kossuth Motor Co. presented a good pitch on the new Chevrolet; Kent Motor Co. asked everyone to enjoy a great new ride in a Ford; and Percival Motors advertised the Dodge Luxury Liner 6 passenger sedan for $880. * + t, Joe Lowe, Algona attorney, al so a member of the state conservation, committee, left Saturday, night for a week's trip to Memphis, Tenn., where he was to at- ted a meeting of the American Wildlife Institute. * * • The Kossuth County Agricultural Conservation was to be represented on a broadcast over radio station KGLO, Mason City, Saturday noon. Robert M. Loss, • Algona, Henry Weber, Corwith, and William Frimml, Wesley, were slated to discuss the signup for 1941.- Is scheduled to participate in Exercise Willow freeze, a cold weather warfare field training exorcise Mh Alaska, Feb. 948. The exercise will take place in a 1900-square-mile area of rugged arctic terrain where temperatures range to 60 degrees below zero. Units regularly stationed in Alaska, and skilled in arctic warfare, will defend against the attacking 82nd Airborne Division paratroopers from Fort Bragg. N. C. The exercise culminates over six weeks of special cold •weather training for 1 the p^ra- troopers who will return to Fort Bragg upon its completion. Specialist Kinne, a mechanic in the,37th Artillery's Headquarters Battery is regularly stationed at Fort -Richardson, Alaska. He entered the Army in August 1959 and completed basic combat training at Fort Riley, Kan. The 24-year-old soldier is a 1954 graduate of LuVerne High School. ~~SALES ' BOOKS, register tickets, register carbons, adder and cash register rolls at the Upper Des Moines Pub. Co., Algona. the horse-drawn wagons. PIGEONS Darrell Hutzell of Dallas Center raises pigeons just so he can "listen to 'em"..He has about 25 pigeons of more than six varieties at his home. His stock includes While Kings, "American Giant Plomers, Fantails, White English Trumpeters; owl pigeons and "plain old" barn pigeorts. YOU READ IT IN THE UPPER DES MOINES '^~^F"^P^^^^^F^y^F"^F^^^F^^^F^^^F^^^F™ W w w m -^ -w -w -v -^ -^ -^ -ir" -^ I Professional Directory €, »»»»»»»» INSURANCE A. J. (Arnie) Hicklefs Hospitalization Health & Accident Life — Auto — Fire — Hail 2 E. State • CY 4-4529 ALGONA INSURANCE AGENCY J. R. (Jim) KOLP Surety Bonds — All Lines of Insurance CY 4-3176 206 E. State BLOSSOM INSURANCE AGENCY All Lines of Insurance Automobile - Furniture Loan 7 N. Dodge. Phone CY 4-2735 BOHANNON INSURANCE SERVICE I.N. Dodge St. Ph. CY 4-444a Home - Automobile - Farm Polio Insurance .CHARLES D. PAXSON Dwelling, Auto, Liability, Life, General Phone CY 4-4512 KOSSUTH MUTUAL INSURANCE ASSOCIATION Over $74,000,000 worth of insurance in force. CY 4-3756. Lola Scuffham, dec'y ...... „ FROM THE FILES OF THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES FEB. 20, 1941 » * » Cribbage seemd io be a big past time in Algona. George Smith won first place in the annual JayCee Cribbage Tournament and the American Legion had its annual tournament set to be played off during the week. The winner was to receive a trophy and cash prizes to others finishing near the top of the heap. About 50 cribbage enthusiasts participated in the Legion tournament in 194U. • * * Uncle Ben Major, pioneer Corwith resident, died Friday morning at his home there at the age of 87. He became suddenly ill with pneumonia two days before and failed to rally. Despite his advanced age, Mr Major had continued to drive his car, care for his home and supervise his farms NOTES OF SERVICE MEN HERBST INS. AGENCY For Auto, House, Household Roods, and Many Other Forms Phone CY 4-3733 Ted S. Herbst Farm Bureau Mutual Ins. Co. Affiliated with Farm Bureau Auto (with $10 Deductible) Life -, Hail - Tractor Phone CY 4-3351 Don Stark, Mgr. HAROLD C. SUNDET Representing State Farm Ins. Co. 706 So. Phillips St. Ugona Phone CY 4-2341 AUTO—LIFE—FIRE—HAIL DALE W. LOCKWOOD The Equitable Life Assurance ' Society Of The United States Burt, Iowa Phone 201 FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. — Army Pvt. John H Dittmer, 18, son of Mr and Mrs Leonard N. Diltmer, Burt, Iowa, completed the food service course Jan. 27, under the Reserve Forces Act program at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. He received training in cooking, meat cutting and preparing a field kitchen. Dittmer entered the Army last September and completed basic training at the fort. He is a 1960 graduate of Burt High School. CRAWFORD INSURANCE SERVICE Andy Crawford All Types Of Insurance Office Phone CY 4-2279 DENTISTS DR. KARL R. HOFFMAN Office in Home Federal Bldg. Office phone CY 4-434* DR. J. B. HARRIS, JR. Dentist Ai 622 E. State Phone CY 4-2334 Chiropractor Dr. D. D. Arnold ' Chiropractor Over renney's Office Phone — CY 4-3373 ' ' Hours: 9:00 — 5:00 Open Friday Night Dr. William L. Clegg Chiropractor 521 E. State St. Hours: 9:00'— 6:00 thru Sat 9:00 — 9:00 Friday Ph. Off. CY 4-4677 Res. CY 4-34t< DOCTORS MELVIN G. BOURNE, M, D. ' Physician & Surgeon 118 N. Moore St Office phone CY 4-2345 Resident phone C\ 4-2277 J. N. KENEFICK, M. D. Physician & Surgeon 218 W. State Street Office phone CY 4-2353 Resident phone CY 4-2614 CAROL L. PLOTT, M.D. 110 N. Moore Street Practice Limited to Surgery Office Hours by Appointment CYpress 4-4864 Office CYtjress 4-4331 Residence Physician & Surgeon 1 220 No. Dodge, Algona Office phone CY 4-4490 Resident phone CY 4-2333 OPTOMETRISTS DR. L. ,L. SNYDER Optometrist 113 East State Algona Telephone CY 4-2711 Closed Saturday Afternoons Drs. SAWYER and ERICKSON . Eyes Examined Contact Lenses Hearing Aid Glasses 9 East State Street Algona, Iowa Phone CYpress 4-2196 Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed Saturday Afternoons DR. C. M. O'CONNOR Optometrist Visual Analysis & Visual Training 108 South Harlan St. (Home Federal Bldg.) PHONE CY 4-3743 Farm Manaqemenl Carlson Farm Management Company 12% N. Dodg« Ph. CY 4-2891 Serving Hancock, Humboldt Palo Alto & Kossuth Countio* George Washington" Ricklefs Says: Ff I CANNOT TELL A LIE" I CAN ENROLL YOU FOR A NEW HOSPITAL PLAN AT RATES THAT W!U AMAZE YOU. ""*" You owe it to yourself to examine the many advantages available with this new plan. You can't afford not to. You are under no obligation and if you are just curious to know how your present policy compares to this new plan, bring it in. And if you don't have any policy at all — come in and we will show you how you too, can make application for this plan. Remember 60 day enrollment period and we have a special gift for all inquiries. ' ACT NOW , , , , . DON'T DElAYf A. J. (ARNIE) RICKLEFS RICKLEFS INSURANCE AGENCY EA5T STATE ST. CY 4-4529

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