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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, March 23, 1961
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feAlflefra (la.) Uppw Oat Moinet fhunday, March 23, 196! WHAT'S HAPPENING TO IOWA? The recent Federal census showed that 250,000 MORE people moved but of the Stole of Iowa than entered it in the past 10 years. Our population gain for the period was only 5.2^1 while the national average was 18.5%. The natural increase of births over deaths ac« counted far what little gain Iowa did make. It is a matter of serious consequence. The population is declining most rapidly in areas which can least afford to lose people. Now, seven Iowa counties have one-third of the entire population of the state. Seventeen counties have half of the population. What can we do about it? Industry must be attracted to the state, and this means a healthy tax climate, labor climate, and favorable basic factors in a community. Farming must be bolstered, as we hope it will, so tHat it can work itself out of its surplus problem and again hold an appeal for young men and women as a way of life with "reasonable economic return for the time and money required. Iowa's longtime attitude of complacency could stand a shakeup; its ancient and natural conservatism could stand the injection of a few liberal ideas in thinking and action; Iowa will have to shake out of its old heritage that Iowa is sort of a country of its own. within the . framework of the USA, and that nobody else knows much, never. God gave Iowa some of the greatest gifts pdssible; only fuzzy thinking, lack of vision and inadequate leadership can ruin this heritage. * * * PALO ALTO FOR EFFICIENCY Very seldom do we recall any considerable group of citizens ever standing up to be counted in matters of city, town and county government. As a master of fact, outside of the occasional elections nobody ever seems to give a hang. But in Palo Alto county a- short time back the picture changed. A hassle over county road funds and their use brought the citizens out in arms, and wound up with a group calling on the Attorney General of Iowa in the interests of combatting "inefficiency in county government". We are not suggesting that this is an idea everyone should follow, but it is wholesome to find that some citizens are still willing to Braise their voices on occasion in matters of running their own governments. * * * Nations lose their strength when their lead- irs become corrupt, either through self-seeking or self-conceit. \11 E. Call Street—Ph. CY 4-3535—Algona, Iowa Entered as second class matter at the postoffice at Algona, Iowa, under Act of Congreu n( March 3, 1879. Issued Thursday in 1961 By THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. 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. One Year. In advance ______ 1300 Sta le^CoT papers ' ln ~~"~"" SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year, in advance ________________________ .4 w Both Algona pipers in combination, one year MOO No subscription less than 6 months. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING HATES ON REQUEST BENSON STILL GIVES ADVICE Former Secretary of Agriculture Benson in On article published in many newspapers defends his farm policies during the past eight years and recommends them to his successor. Benson wanted the farmers to stand on their Own feet, for them to go it alone. .He didn't believe in prite supports for farmers. Fortunately Congress refused to let him discard prite .supports, but he did lower them frorri year to year. When he took'over the department of agriculture the support price for corn was $1.55 a bushel. His last year in office, the support price wds reduced to $1.00 a bushel. Not since the agricultural department was set up have farmers received less help than during the past eight years. With such a retard as a guide, the new secretary is not likely to follow the advice of his predecessor. Oddly enough, in his news story Benson declares that farming operation costs have increased only 4 percent during the past eighl years. That statement is further proof that Ben son is either misinformed or knows nothing al first hand about farming costs. Every farmer knows that the cost of production in the past years has increased closer to 40% than 4%. Taxes on farm land alone have increased nearly 40%. STRlClLX BUSINESS "Let'l get our Bulletin Board a bit more up-to-date, Argyle!" Although many of them didn't vote for a change, the farmer as a group stands to benefit the greatest from the change in administration in Washington. The most beneficial change in any department was in the agricultural division. * * * ON JACK'S SIDE Sheldon Moil — We found ourselves in the peculiar poistion of highly approving a stand taken by President-Elect Kennedy and looking askance at an expression of Governor-Elect Erbe on about the same subject. Kennedy has expressed himself as favoring added dignity to the presidential inauguration affairs; Erbe is reported to have said that at the Iowa inauguration "any clothes from jeans to,long dresses will be acceptable." We do not know if Erbe actually expected anyone to show, up at the inaugural ball wearing blue jeans. But if his remark was meant to be appealing to what is generally referred to as "the masses", which includes us, we must admit it had scant appeal, to say the least, vgg Personally, we think the Kennedy attitude was the correct one; such matters should be dignified, more dignified than they have in the past. Dignity in high office does not have to be of the stuffed-shirt variety, which no one likes. But the highest offices offered by our nation and our state should have dignity attached to them and this dignity should be enforced by public opinion. There might, in fact, be more respect for qovernment if it did maintain more dignity. * * * 15 YEARS FOR TWO MILLION Mrs. Geiger, the Sheldon bank embezzler, was given a 15 years sentence, with a five year parole privilege, for "liberatir-g" more than $2,000,000, and wrecking both the bank and one of the largest companies in Sheldon. About a year ago a young farmer in northeastern Iowa robbed a bank of $1000, and was given 20 years. Cicumstances involved in taking the sums of money no doubt were different, and the light sentence given the Sheldon woman was generally approved by her friends and neighbors who may have suffered no financial loss. Much of the more than two million dollars was replaced by the federal government, bonding companies, and state guarantees. Nevertheless, Sheldon is now on the map as the home of the biggest bank swindle in history, and the lady who brought this dubious claim to fame to her town will spend only about five years thinking about it, at government expense It is always interesting to note that the people involved in embezzlement are usually "pil lars of the church and the community." One outcome of the Sheldon incident will be a tightening of bank inspection procedures. * * * The individual who attempts to reform the human race has an exaggerated idea of his (or her) abilities. Washington highlights * * A Weekly Report from the Nation'* Capital by Rmy rt fr and entering. Mis sentence was the last 6! seven handed out to a gang that committed a series of robberies'in this vicinity. * * ». A one-day meeting was id be held at the Algona Hotel April 3 by representatives of the na* tional farmers process tax rectov- ery association. The purpose of the meeting Was to assist farmers preparing claims in an effort to recover processing tax collected on hogs sold from Nov. 5, 1933 to Jan. 6, 1930. * * * Seme big names in the movie industry, were slated to appear on the local silver screens during the coming week. "Cheers For Miss Bishop" xvith William Gar- - gan and Martha Scott; "The Bad Man" with Wallace Beery, Lionel Barrymore, Laraine Day. and Ronald Reagan, and "Man Betrayed" with John Wayne and Frances Dee three top-flight movies coming up. ^ * « Pal Cullen of Algona wd*it to Minneapolis to see the Ice Follies with friends during the week end and while there, went to a well- known restaurant for a steak dinner. The stefik was prepared in the kitchen and delivered to the table at which Pat was seated — and what a steak it was. Pat was in the clothing business and had his tape measure with him so he decided to measure the huge piece of prime beef. It proved to be 15 l ,z inches long and two inches thick. According to reports, he hadn't, been able to get all of his vest buttons latched since consuming the luscious morsel. • .S You Can AddVes* Questions Td Him At BOX 66 KALISPELL, MONTANA LET'S STOP WASTE — One experts in this field in existing of his first actions in occupying agencies to handle the job. the White House was to ask ail citizens to reveal any informa- CONSIDER OUR NEIGHBORS tion they had involving waste in _ The United States may make Government. Now, we can only .j serious mis t a ke in cutting from 6 $500 to $100 the amount of duty- into this country from foreign countries. The idea has merit, of ask President Ken"^«- "'*** °-» X E ^"'""X,""".T"- "' -—.""s «»"• THEY ENJOYED you doing about President very stopped construction of a new officers' club in Paris when he found it was an unnecessary ex- on suc h friendlv npiehhors a« "*""•"• _!• j «-!• tt •* *• ff wit oui.ll AlldlUlY JlclgllUL/I O do f^nr'no ES^E!',SJIS J he A?l r u* e ?; M^° a "<* Canada. By reducing C °^|' girls won . first p]ace at the the purchases Americans make -- - - •' -• • •— • isn't it likely these two countries might impose similar restrictions? The folly.of this plan can be seen in the case of Mexico alone. That country from the United States are new commendably nedy has indicated a number ot other tips have reached his office but investigations so far have not turned up sufficient evidence for action. He need not look as far as Paris, San Francisco or Dear Dam I'm 14 arid don't have many boy problems but if I did ' I probably wouldn't ask your advice because I wouldn't hear what I wanted to hear. Your answers to the questions you receive make you sound like an old fogey. How old are you? — Curious. Deer Curious: I'm 33 but the.age has nothing to do with your disliking, "Under 21." You said yourself if you asked me a question, you probably wouldn't hear the .answer you wanted to hear, so whether I'm 38, 98 or 18 really makes little difference. Paar Pans Before I got married, my husband liked to work one place for a while and 'then he got tired of it, he would move on. He had a buddy who always went with him but after ws got married, the buddy went on his way and my husband settled down. About four months later the buddy wrote arid told my husband ho was still moving around. That's when I found out my husband wasn't happy. He said he would leave me but ne aoesii't want to hurt me. I love my husband very much and don't want him to leave but I also want him to be happy. Please help me because I don't know what to do. I'm 18 years old — An Unhappy Wife. Dear Unhappy Wife! Your hiisoana is just now realizing there is more to a marriage than the honeymoon and apparently refuses to accept the responsibilities that go with a marriage. Whatever you dp, don't go telling him you want him to be happy and he can leave. Fight for him. The two of you should go to your clergyman and Jet him help you. In the meantime, write to "this buddy" and tell him he's giving your marriage trouble. Your husband is selfish and a boy, not a mature man. Go to your clergyman and the three of you talk this problem out. The talk could wake up your husband to his duties. * * * Dear Dan: I'm starting to plan on my high school graduation announcements and invitations to attend the graduation and don't know quite what to expect. It is traditional that you only send announcements to the people you really want to attend'and that they're expected to give you a small gift of some sort? — Graduating. Dear Graduating: Naturally, you wouldn't be exchanging announcements with other members of your class because the cost would be quite high. You should send the invitations to your relatives and really close friends. In return, they are expected to either give or mail you a graduation present although if one or two forget, don't consider them as cheapskates. * * * Dear Dan: There's the cutest little Japanese girl who just transferred to our school at mid-term and I'm anxious to date her. She's ;ven New York. Right across the Potomac river from Washington is the sprawling Pentagon. Here S°?°° 1L° r l t &",. we __l m : busy,' out of mischief, and work ported from them That - s not ers with is even more important ,»_ * , ~ • • , • i h*v/i wv.u. 4.1 will tiiciu. j.iiau a nut a there is waste on a gigantic scale. drop in the bucket. And keeping There are many examples. One • • ••- . . f «> of the services is repairing elec- xonics equipment at a cost of $680,000. Another service has the same equipment running out of its ears. One service: has a huge surplus of radios. Another service is placing orders for $77 million of the same item. The list goes on and on. • H. '""is'fHIS WISE? — In the foregoing. comment we talked about Government waste. Perhaps equally absurd is the way the Government declines to spend Thank you so much for the nice article you printed in the Febr. 16th issue of the Upper Des .... , , . , , • - - her a J" nlor the same as I am but she's so cute and quiet, I'm afraid to even say "Hi" to her. As far as I know, all the junior and senior boys who areri't going Palm Springs Desert Circus Par- steady feed about the same as I do. Therefore, I do have competition ~" ~" " and would like a prompt answer. — Pins and Needles. Dear Pins and Needles: "Faint heart never won'fair lady", they 'tell us neither did a high school junior ever get a date with a cute girl unless he or a friend asked for one. Apparently no one is going to ask for you, so you'd belter get busy and speak up. For all you know, the girl may be as anxious for a date with you as you are with her. * * * THE MAIL BAG Carl: Sickness can't be helped and if a last-minute illness pre- ade last week, First Place at the Indio Date Festival Parade 10 Days ago, and First Place today at the Westminister Founder Parade in We enjoyed the picnic so much and were so pleased that . FROM THE FILES OF THE money where such expenditures ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES MAR. 27, 1941 A large crowd attended lhe annual Kossuth County Horse Show at Bancroft Tuesday. An estimated 700 persons watched the judging of 87 entries in 21 seem, wisest. We now learn that, the Atomic Energy Commission will stop giving discounts on radioisotopcs used for research in biology, medicine and agriculture. The reader must understand that these radioisotopes have made marvelous strides in . , _ helping stop the ravages of can- Quinn, Bancroft; purebred saddle parking lot. cer, among other things. Last stallion, Lester Jensen, Fenton; year alone 240 discount certifi- purebred mare, C. M. Gross, cates were issued to universities, Lone Rock; champion grade geld- hospitals, state and private non- ing or mare and best individual show, Mr and Mrs Genrich would ask Patti Jo to bring them. I hope everyone knows how much we really did appreciate it. Will you please send me 20 copies of the issue that day foi the scrap book of the girls performing with solos and so forth, Bill me and I wi)l send you the 1 money' by 1 return mail. Thank you again. My love to Mid and the kids, and everyone in Algona that I still think of so often and love so much. Sincerely, Ruth Allen Downey, Calif. OFFICE SUPPLIES—Business forms, office furniture, filing equipment and supplies,' at the vented you from taking the girl out, she should understand. PHILODENDRON Mrs Douglas Ross of Manchester recently displayed a rare flower on her broad leaved philo- dendron plant. Such plants rarely live long enough in this climate to produce blooms. It resembles a jack in the pulpit. Professional Directory classes. Class champion animals Upper Des Moines Pub. Co., Alwere: purebred stallion, Charles gona, across from new Municipal profit research institutions. Particularly hard hit by this decision animal in Spirit Lake. Mott Miller, Many well-known are smaller institutions which are county horse owners won top ho- trying to achieve the same re- nors in other classifications, search endt: 'without any finan- * * * L-ial help from Uncle Sam. It There had been no big rally in would seem that here is a case the local market quotations dur- where a little Government ing the past two weeks. Heavy money can go "a long way in butcher hogs topped at $7.50; easing suffering, heartbreak and stock steers, veal calves, fat misery. NO SMOKING, PLEASE — It can now be reported that the smoking man won't have a place steers and fat yearlings brought $10; no. 2 new white corn, 58 cents; no. 2 new yellow corn, 54 cents; no. 3 white oats, 30 cents; no. 3 barley, 37 cents; no. 2 yel- in space. Scientists syy smoking low soybeans, 90 cents; premium LET US SHOW YOU how to GET MORI PAY LESi INSURANCE A. J. (Arnie) Ricklefs Hospitalization Health & Accident Life — Auto — Fire — Hail 2 E. State CY 4-452U 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 1 N. Dodge St. Ph. CY 4-4443 Home - Automobile - Farm Polio Insurance Chiropractor Dr. D. D. Arnold Chiropractor Over Penney's Office Phone — CY 4-3373 Hours: U:00 — 5:00 Open Friday Night THERE ARE NUMEROUS WAYS TO ADVERTISE. MOST HAVE MERIT OF ONE KIND OR ANOTHER, EVEN THE "DONATION" TYPI. B-U-T ONLY IN THE NEWSPAPERS - . . . can advertiser* be assured of getting their message into the home. Why? . . . because the Algona Upper Des Moines is subscribed to, paid for and eagerly awaited ... a perfect market for th* smart advertiser who wants the most for his money. UPPER DES MOINES PUB. CO. 111 E. Call St. Algona, Iowa IT'S COOP BUSINESS TO 00 BUSINESS AT HOME would place too great a stress on the air purification system of a space suit or ship, at least foi present planned space missions. It is out of the question, they warn, to over-burden the thinking man's filtered spaceship with the products of smoking — tars, nicotine, carbon monoxide and partially-burned hydrocarbons. Scientists at the same Umo claim that the youngster with astronaut aspirations had eggs, 18 cents; sweet cream, 33 cents; hens over'5 Ibs., 14 cents and ducks, eight cents. *• • • An appeal from lhe Algona post office to the general public in Algona was issued earlier in the week. It concerned use pt complete addresses on all mail in the city. Many persons (probably most) hod been in the habit of addressing letters with the name of the addressee and town. rnail here, it was hoped everyone in the future would include the box, street or rural route number at all times. It's still a good rulo to follow. start .smoking at all if he hopes In order lo^ expedite delivery of to realize his high hopes. They " ' -•-—- •- --•• - figure that the emotional stresses of space travel will be enormous enough without the spaceman being bothered by a hankering for The March *er*n of district -,„.., _ A HALT — court was'slated to begin here Those disarmament talks our Go- 'Monday, with a total of 28 new vernmcnt qre trying to conclude cases on the docket. Petit jurors with Soviet Russia go lot deeper had been named and notified to than a few headlines in the new- appear for the new term. FARM BUREAU MUTUAL AUTO INSURANCE Plus other discounts can mean real savings FOX DITAU9 — CALL OR SEI NEW LOW RATES a cigavet. LET'S CALL DON STARK 218 S. MOORE ALGONA, IOWA PHONE CY 4-3351 spapers. The Free .World and the Communist World are spending An Algena man w^s f»ntence4 an estimated $330 million a day tp 10 years }n the Anamosa r<-'for- to keep men in arms. If we could matory on a charge of breaking cut out all this nonsense we " could free some 15 million men whose only role in life is to kill their fellow man. But that isn't the whole story since it takes at least four men to keep one sol' dier armed, fed and supplied. Isn't it about time we all sit down and smoke the peace pipe in earnest? SOMETHING FOR ALt — We could be wrong but the way to solve all of mankind's ills won't be achieved by creating y neyv Federal agency. Weil, there's a move afoot to establish a United Slates Office oi Aiiinj". True, a lot can be dune to help these senior citizens but more bureau* crutic red-tape doesn't appear jo ue tht iiUiww. Theie me FUNERAL SERVICE Ambulance and Air Charter 4-173 1 Burl Phon« CHARLES D. PAXSON Dwelling, Auto, Liability, Life, General Phone CY 4-4512 KOSSUTH MUTUAL INSUhANCE ASSOCIATION Over $74,000.000 worth nf insurance in force. CY 4-3756. Lola Scuffham Sec'y HERBST INS. AGENCY For Auto, House, Household ." iods, and Many Other i'or'ns 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 PALE W. LOCKWOOP The Equitable Life Assurance Society Of The United States Burt, Iowa Phone 201 Pr. 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'Ros. CY 4-34(1 DOCTORS MEJL.VTN G. BOURNE, M. P. Phys4Cian & Surgeon 11B N. Moore b» Office phone CY 4-2348 jU:siclent phone CY 4-2277 J. N.lcENEFICK. M. P" Physician & Surgeon 2iH W. State Street Office phone CY 4-2353 Kesidem phone CY 4-2til4 CAROL L, PLOTT. M.P. UU N. Moore Street Practice Limued lo Surgery Oliice Hours by Appointment Cl'pieas -i-4U(H UUiee CY press 4-4331 Kesmeriee JOHN M. SCHUTTER- MJD. Physician & Surgeon 220 No. Dodge, Algona Office phone CY 4-4490 Resident phone CY 4-2335 OPTOMETRISTS CRAWFORD INSURANCE SERVICE Andy Crawford All Types Of Insurance Office Phone CY 4-2279 DR. L. L. SNYDER Optometrist 113 East State Algona Telephone CY 4-271{ Closed Saturday Afternoons Ors. SAWYER and ERICKSQW 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 Afternoon^ PR. C. M. O'CONNOR • Optometrist Visual Analysis & Visual Traiuiii< 108 South Harlan St (Home Federal Bldg.) PHONE CY 4-3743 Form Management PR. KARL R. HOFFMAN Office in Home Federal BWa. Office phone CY 4-43*4 PH. B, HARRIS, Pboat CY 4- Carlson Compagf 12 Vi N. Podg» Ph. CY 4-3901 p i * ir *!?""•* HwnfcMl Palo Alto & KotiMth Countiff

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