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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, March 30, 1961
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4»»Alfldrttt (l».) Upper thurufgy, 36, !$61 SURPRISE-UP POPS 3e SAL6S TAX DON'T PUT THAT IN THE PAPER ', . Grundy Register — In the pre-election com- paigriing*the democratic candidate for Governor, McManus, mentioned several times that the* r^pubjfca'hs c6uld not make good on their promises without resorting to a sales fax increase. His opponents insisted that such talk •wet* n&rt-se'rtStf and utter political propaganda. Events indicate that McManus knew what he ,was talking about. The three cents sales tax did not die with the defeat of Bill Murray, who .Campaigned for governor On the need for such "a tax, and then nud the dubious pleasure of watching the Loveless administration show up with a sizeable bank balance and surplus without the levying of any additional faxes. Buf now that campaigning is over, it is time !to be realistic about matters in our home state. .Property tax needs relief and more state aid is ^needed for pur schools. In addition, each year ."we ask more services from our state-better roads, ^better colleges and universities-and these have •1o be paid for from tax revenues of one kind or 'another. If the tax money isn't derived from ' (and, it must come from the levying of more in- 'tome tax, sales tax, or a heavy increase in special taxes. I Iowa is trying to attract industry. One sure ;\vay to chase what industry we have to Florida Is to increase the state income tax or put it on . a ,withholding basis, throwing the burden of Collection onto the employer, who almost has to nire a separate government bookkeeper as it is. Many states have no income tax and make every Inducement to invite the salaried or retired men to make their- homes there. Unfair as the sales tax is to the low income groups and to folks with large families, it is the easiest tax to collect and probably the easiest for the customer to pay, as it is paid a little at a time. If the, sales tax- were removed entirely from dqiry. products — thus not penalizing'a person for raising a family, and the sales tax then increased to three cents on the" dollar, such would" be about as fair a tax as could be devised to provide property tax relief and also. to provide^ money for better secondary schools and ad- van'ced education. One thing is certain. The 3c sales tax issue isn't dead, and it is really just a matter of selling it to the border counties who are in competitive situations with some of our neighboring states who do not have a sales tax.\ ;" .^....^1.^,^^ ;,„ A country can raise its intellectual standard no faster than individuals within raise theirs. ' What are you doing to improve your mind? * * * Big words do not always convey big thoughts. Algona Upper $cs $fome* \11 E. Call Street—Ph. CY 4-3535—Algona, Iowa Entered as second class matter at the postoflice 01 AllonS, iuwa. unuer A<S ot Cointreau f>t 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 $3.00 Bolh Algona papers, In combination, per year S5.00 Single Copies We SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year, in advance 14.00 Both Algona papers in combination, one year $8.00 No subscription less than 6 months. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST One of the time worn phrases heard most often by those in the newspaper profession is, "Don't put that in the paper!" No one likes publicity when they have done something wrong, or perhaps, unintentional. But', by suppressing your story, you are more often than not, hurting yourself. Why? Becduse malicious gossips thrive on half-truths. Doh't ever think, that you can be involved in something which has even the remotest possibility for rumor and not become food'for * ths gossips to devour. If people are going to talk about what you have done, it's for better they are exposed to the truth and not half-truths. You have an automobile accident. Suppose you are charged with going through a stop sign. The truth is, that is all you were guilty of even though it could be serious. Wouldn't you prefer your story in the paper, telling what you were charged with, nothing more—nothing less? Or, by suppressing it or making the futile demand that it is not printed, expose yOurself to the tongues of the idle? Your story will make the rounds. Before it gets back to you it will be embellished with all the little guess work and nasty insinuations thrown in. The gossips will have you dead drunk, or, perhaps even deeper in sin. You went through a stop sign, your car struck another car, no one was hurt. For your own sake, don't let the gossips feed on perhaps an innocent mistake. Your newspaper, any newspaper, does hot print rumors. Your newspaper goes directly to impartial but thoroughly reliable authorities for your story. The sheriff's office, the city police, the highway patrol . . . what you did or did not do is on their records in black and white. . It is their job, these law enforcement officers, just as it is your newspaper's responsibility to deal strictly in the facts. If your newspaper does make a mistake, it is corrected. You can not correct a rumor once it is started. The next time you ask a newsman to suppress an'item that involves you, think twice. Your newspaper may be offering you the only chance you are going to have of telling the public exactly what hapened. Rumor mongers can't offer you that. — Decorah Public Opinion. * * * HOW DO THEY GET THAT WAY? The Outdoor Advertising Association, news stories report, say that President Kennedy has a "distorted idea of billboards along interstate highways." This followed the fact that the President's advisers have urged state and federal regulation of billboards along highways, and the less billboards the better. The billboard group is quoted on saying that "billboards have permitted so many small business to exist." Well, that may be, although we do not er- sonally know of any single small business that exists because of billboard advertising, unless it be the billboard business itself. To spend billions of taxpayers money and keep the gas tax high so that we can have interstate, divided highways, and then to plaster the roadside with thousands of billboards to the detriment of safety, vision, and plain ) relaxed driving in the open country, would indeed be foolish. Stick by your guns, Mr. President. *' * * OMVI ONE OF SERIOUS CRIMES Operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated is one of the most serious crimes in the book. It has been committed too many times in recent months in this area. The drunken driver is blamed for too many of the serius accidents which occur on our highways, to evoke any sympathy for him or her. If anyone is going to be on the highway — he ought not to drink, and if he has been drinking - he should stay home - or at least keep away from a car. We are glad that the courts are not showing any sympathy for those charged in such cases. A fine of $300 and suspension of driving rights for a period are very minor punishments for such a serious crime. In fact we think that the punishment should get stiffer for subsequent convictions, than it is now. The drunken driver must be taken off the highways. - Lyon County Reporter. •STRICTLY/BUSINESS THERE ARE NUMEROUS WAYS TO ADVERTISE. MOST HAV* MERIT OF ONE KIND OR ANOTHER, EVEN THE "DONATION' 'ifPI. B-U-T ONLY IN THE NEWSPAPERS . . . can retailing establishment} get the most for their advertising dollar . . . because they sell goods with speed and economy . . . and newspaper advertising moves goods off the retailers' shelves into the hands of consumers regardless of whether the soles effort is made by the manufacturer or the retailer. (Stated recently by the head cf a large retailing organization, which has 36 stores around the United States.) ~"™* UPPER DES MOINES PU3. CO. Ill E. Call St. Algona, Iowa IT'S GOOD BUSINESS TO PO BUSINESS AT HOME ' "Late again, Mfeiym?" Washington highlights A W&M.1 Report from thelVdtton*t Capital by Rmy PU6M THE PILES p? f Mfi ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES APR. d, 1941 The .calendar marks the arrival of spring each year, but a photo on the front page of the UDM 'proved it for sure — for the picture showed five young boys from this area all ready to begin a marble game. In the photo, (with thumbs down) were Jack McMullen, Burt, and Junior Sigler, Bob and John Gaffney and Chuck Crapscr, all of Ai- gona. And from the looks on the boys' faces; they were playing "keepies", not for fun, * * ' T It was April Fool's Day Tuesday in Urtion township, just as It was every where . else -^ but there was nothing funny about what happened to several residents of that area'. Mrs Walter. Heerdt gashed her left hand With a knife while opening a paint can; Mrs Fred Will cut her arm with a butcher knife; Mrs Louis Schumacher fell downstairs at her home} Mrs Louis Bode fell part Way into the basement while Washing; and Jimmy Romstad cut his foot while playing along a creek near his home. That would be an April Fool's Day long remembered. YOUR TAX DOLLAR — Since and either add another half-cent A three-hour "Aid Jo Greece" benefit at the Dermand Cafe in Wednesday netted; a to- this is the time of year when that or place new taxes on diesel annual virus ;- preparing the in- fules, tires, batteries and trucks. come tax return — attacks, it is Raising taxes on gasoline, how- t f $118 . 35 . Regular customers fitting to remind the taxpayer ever may not be the answer sin- a{ the cafe, who for the most part where all those hard-earned dol- ce it could result in less gasoline had coffe ' or cof f ce «nd doufih- i T-, AC nnn i. •,"-L. "" \ v-v " naa coffee or coffee and dough- lars go. For every $5,000 you purchased by automobile owners. nl]f , Daid as h ; e h as $5 f or theii _„ ™, „„„ ™, B M W «,« ,„,. Because of the.high cost of gaso- -^^^^ SajK of line more and more Americans custome rs, however, paid about arc switching to those little com- so cents and whe n Jim Murtagh, cashier of the event, totaled up proceeds, it was noted the raised here was much most cities this size state. Mr Dermand fur- . . roughly $435 national defense, $95 more on the national debt, $46 for veterans' ... benefits, $46 to farmers, $46 for pact cars which in some cases labor and welfare expenditures, $31 on commerce, housing and use three and four times less gas to travel the same distance. It space technology, $23 for foreign is now predicted that three out affairs, $23 for natural resources of every four cars in the next amount and $15 for Government salaries. Fortunately, there's a little bit left over for food, clothing and, shelter. FRIENDLY REMINDER —The people send a congressman to Washington to represent them. But they sometimes forget few years will be compacts. WHAT'S THE ANSWER —The threat of a Russian attack on this country will probably increase rather than diminish in the years immediately ahead. 'Despite this disturbing picture it is now estimated that nt least four 'more in the nished the coffee and doughnuts free of charge. * • • « One classified ad in the UDM proved to be too good. M. A. Sor- lein of Bode, however, was happy about the whole thing. Mr Sor- Icin ran an ad which was to have been 'the first of three, offering v. a ™i. t( ? wnat nc ct . ln . C J" years arc required before we can hybrid seed corn for sale. Four for them. The letters pour into start pl . oa - U eins} the Nike-Zeus, days after the ad. . ran in the his office day after day and cover an ti- n iissile missile. Meanwhile, newspaper, Mr Sorlcin was back every imaginable subject. The because of mon dy and other rea- in the office asking for a refund people would get a lot more ef-, sons the p entag on is shutting oft for the final two weeks of the fective representation out of their production of both the B-52 hea- scheduled run. Reason? He had congressmen if they d not burden vy jet bomber and the lighter B- sold all of the seed corn and had him with matters over which he 58 supci . son j c bomber. Some- no reason to run the ad two more where in the future is the B-70 times; It happens all the time. bomber but ' that's still on > the! ' •. 4$'" ! *>-l - * •• » - -. • • * ins that TrTe' 1 ArinuaI Doer Show and Pel no bomber production and no effective anti-missile missile. DIRTY TOM — Some Con- has no control and can do nolh-j Ing abbut.-'Here are a few ran-* dom requests that reach a typicai i drawing boards This congressional office. Please maite for ahout rive ycars we wiM haVu them pick up my garbage on Thursdays, could 3'ou have my road paved, don't let the school flunk my kid. my husband beats me, how can I get a divorce, my neighbor's dog is ruining my flov/ers, the builder won't correci. my wet basement. Now, obvious-- ly, these are matters which should not be the concern of a congressman. All of our lawmakers would "be a lot happier if their constituents would sena their complaints to those who can really help them. —o— STANDING ROOM ONLY? —' Parade, sponsored by the'Call Theater and Algona Chamber of Commerce was slated to be held April 26. The promotion committee of the C of C made the iin- gressmen arc up in arms because nounccment Wednesday morninc- Thomas Jefferson isn't getting bathed often enough. Of course, we mean the statue of Tom Jefferson in the beautiful Jefferson Memorial here in Washington. Construction work in the area has covered the statue with dirt following a meeting. Cash prizes were to be awarded to winners in each division and every child entering a pet was to get a free ticket to the show. * » * While seven volunteers filled and discoloration. A guard at the Kossuth county's draft quota for Memorial complained to a visitor March, another eight area mon whom he didn't know was a con- had enlisted in the armed forces gressman: "We've been reporting during the past several days. The this for some time, but we can't first group of seven was to tra- Things aren't really that crowded em to get any thing dene. May- vel to Camp Dodge for physicals in the United States but the po- be , cbould d o il " ' ' ' ''" pulation is growing year by year. coulc , by Wr5tin g „ According to the Census Bureau, gl . essman or senator." faster than I to your con- \ve now have 50.5 persons for every square mile of land in the United Stales. This figure would be higher except for the admission of Alaska and Hawaii as states. In 1900, there were only populated state with 812 persons per square mile. At the other end of the scale is Alaska with only one inhabitant for each 2M> square milos. The world's most 101 Bill Hamm of the Waverly Convalescent Home in Waverly recently celebrated his 101st anniversary. Friends believe and say 'he must have nine lives," be- Tuesday and the others, latest in a long line of enlistees since the draft was set up, were to be placed in the next quota. A couple of good movies were to he featured at the local theater. They included "Come Livrj With Me", featuring Hedy Lamarr, James Stewart and Inn cause of the many accidents that Hunter. and '' TThe Trial of Mary -- Dugan , with Larame Day and Robert Young. densely populated country is the Wavcrlv Netherlands with ii03 persons at Waverly. nor square mile and followed by Belgium with 709. The least densely populated countries are Lybia with 2, Australia with 3 and Canada with 4 persons per square mile. —o— THE LITTLE ONES — Con. grcss is in a tizzy trying to figure out how best to money lo put the giant road-building program back on schedule. For many years most of the road work was financed in large measure by a three-cents-a-gallon Federal tax on gasoline. A "temporary" fourth cent-n-gallon was addt-cl in 1956 when the new building program was launched. That is scheduled to expire June 30. President Kennedy wants to continue that extra penny tax his life. Mr his life has had a series of broken arms, legs and ribs and almost burned to death many years ago in a fire REGISTER TICKETS and carbon cash register rolls at the Upper Des Moines Pub. Co., Algona. FUNERAL SERVICE Ambulance and Air Charter Algona CY 4-3731 Burt Phone 233 DEKALB CORN IS "CUMATIZID" TO FIT YOUR FARM _ __ You can grow DeKalb Corn Hybrids bred to fit the soil and weather Conditions of yotrr own /arm ... varieties tailored to suit your exact needs. Let your DeKalb dealer show you performance records on DeKalb varieties- climatized" to do a top job {or you.,'. DEKALB Engene Hood, Algona Frank Droessler, Bancroft CORN Lawrence Besch, Whittemore Peter C. Reding, You Cart Addfess Questions To Him At BOX 66 KALISPEU, MONTANA ^imq$K* -C^*^^' : gdltifiw.f.dt' Danf f'ffi « girl 14 years old afid my best friend and I are just like sister. If ymt see me, you sea her. Well, our mothers let te stay at each other's houses and we think that when two girls are that close, they should also be able to share fhe gams clothing. My mother disagrees and says her mother buys hsf drWses for her and- not for me— and Vice versd. Onoe in a Wte'ile I'm allowed to wear rny friend's clothes and shea allowed to wear rrtJne but only once in a while. I like her clother batter than she likes them and she likes nvne beHsr than her owini dresses and skins. Don't you think it would be okay if I wbre her clothes more than 1 now do and she wore mine move often? Her mother doesn't tare. — Troubled Eighth Grader. D JRT Eighth Gt ader : It's all right for girl friends to wear each other's clo> rjing once in a while but you Wapt to go >too lar. Before you know it ( you'll bs writing to me and asking if you couldn't swap mothers. •You know, if you wore your friend's dress arid something should happen to it, even getting slightly soiled/your mother ex- peovea £6 have it ciuanaa or wasnea. Your mother wou'i'd- ettp'eet the same of the other mother. Once in a while is okay but not regularly, I say. ...*'.*. * / • psar Dan; I'm 15 and every night -when I get on the phone, my mother sets the timer pji.the stove for 15 minutes and then tells me to hang up when the bell rings. Fifteen mniutes aren't long enough for me and I also think I should be entitled :to more than five calls a night. Will you tedl what you think? — Little Miss. •Dear Little Miss: I don't know if your mother allows you 15 minutes for each of your five calls an evening but if she does, I think she's being more than fair. Personally, I.don't kpow of any girl who has to have five phone calls a night, night after -night, .and as far as the 15-minute deadline, if you're on a party line, 15 minutes is long enough. If you're on a private line, it's still long enough. The timer bell ringing probably irritates you and I, don't see any reason for it. If your mother says 15 minutes, that should be that and bells aren't necessary. « * * Dear Dan: I'm going with a girl who has a very annoying habit of pulling out her comb and combing her hair 20 tim'es a night no matter where we are. We can be sitting in the movies, in a restaurant or just standing with a group of friends amd out comes the comb. : I'd ilike to say something to her because several people have remarked about it but I don't want to make her mad. She's very fussy and the wrong word from me might cause a big argument. Can you help? — D. C. Dear £>> C. The wrong word might cause an argument but telling your girl she's going too far wouldn't be far wrong. I'm sure her girl friends have noticed this annoying habit and if one of them would bring up the subject, perhaps at your request,' she probably wouldn't take the hint and \ there wouldn't be hard feelirfgs. They might tell her some boys mentioned she has a very bad habit — which it is. - . ••*.*»- • Dear Dan: My girl bought me a pair of knee-lenth shorts foi my birthday and expects me to wear them this summer when we go on picnics. I don't want to because I'd look silly' in them but I don't knew how to tedl her and still not hurt her feelings. Do you? — Embarrassed. Dear Embarrassed: You could give her the "knobby knees" 'routine but if you really 'don't like them, (I dpn'.t), simply say you're not going to wear them. I think men look a little silly in them. >»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» f ProfessioriaT INSURANCE A. J. (Arnie) Ricklefs 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 4-4443 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- Sec'y HERBST INS, AGENCY For Auto, House, Household "•iqda. and Many Other Phone CY 4-3733 Ted S. Herb«l 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. 8UNPET* Representing State Farm Ins. Cp. 706 So. Phillips St. llgona Phone CY 4-2341 AUTO—LIFE—FIRE—HAIL PALE w. LOCKWOOD The Equitable Life Assurance Society Of The United States Burt, Iowa Phone 201 Chiropractor Dr. D. D. Arnold Chiropractor ' Over Penney's Office Phone — CY 4-3373 .Hours: 9:00 -J- 5:00 Open Friday Night CRAWFORD INSURANCE SERVICE Andy Crawford All Types Of Insurance Office Phone CY 4-g279 DENTISTS"" PR, KARL R. HOFFMAN Office in Home Federal BL J g phorMj CY f-U 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 4-3411 DOCTORS MELVIN G. BOURNE, M D Physician & Surgeon 118 N. Moore St Office phone CY 4-2349 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. UO N, Moore Street Practice Limited to Surgery Office Hours by Appointment CYpress 4-4b(j4 Office CYpress 4-4331 Residence ^_ JOHN M. SCHUTTER, VLD. Physician & Surgeon 220 No. Dodge, Algona Office phone CY 4-4490 Resident phone CY 4-2339 OPTOMETRISTS PR, L, L. SNYPER Optometrist 113 East State Algona Telephone CY 4-27U Closed Saturday Afternoons Prs. SAWYER and ERICSSON Eyes Examined Contact Lenses Hearing; Aid Glasses 9 East State Street Algona, Iowa Phone CYpress 4-2198 Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Closed Saturday Afternoons PR, C. M, O'CONNOR Optometrist Visual Analysis & Visual Trsinip< 103 South Harlan St (Home Federal Bids.) PHONE CY 4-3743 Farm Manaqemenl J, 8. A) 6« B. SU19 Company 12.Mi N. Dodgl Ph. QV 4-2891 Serving Hancock, Humbddt Pgf<? Alfo ft K6*$0fh Countft*

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