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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, April 6, 1961
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(la.) Uppef Dei MolnM Thursday, April 6, 1961 •i • ' t^jm —^p.— i i^ • i r i^^ »^|-^^pt^yi^ 1A1^ t*AUE * ,n i • Financing Roads And Streets . , . Recent developments in the state legislature, where our law makers are considering bills that will change the formula for dividing gas tax income, coupled with the usual sad condition of our roads and streets in the early spring has developed considerable discussion among both rural and city residents on the road problem, i There is an excellent letter in this Eagle written by Roger Keppers stating the farmer's viewpoint. In the Capitol News Letter there is a quotation from the Waterloo Mayor which gives the city's angle,on the controversy. A coffee club discussion one day brought out another point that we thought was Worth further study and a review of the facts. That question was, how much property tax money is going into the support of our roads and streets at present? The truth is that neither farmers nor city residents in this area are taxing themselves as much as they can legally in support of their roads and streets. Eagle Grove city levies 2.175 mills for streets. They are allowed to levy 7 mills legally. That is they can levy 7 mills provided their total mill levy for city functions does not exceed 30 mills. The total Eagle Grove city levy is 22.985 mills. It would be possible for Eagle Grove to levy the total 7 mills for streets and still stay under the 30 mill total legal municipal levy. Each additional mill would bring in about $6,800 of revenue. In other words the city could increase the streets revenue by about $34,000 We noticed that Roger Keppers has some Sad comments to make about our country roads. Well I believe we coufd take him for a ride in town and show him some city Streets that are as bad as any road in the county. It isn't a question however of which are the worst. This time every spring they are both lousy. But the above is the true picture of the property tax levy that is going into roads and streets. Each one is levying about one-third of what they could levy legally. The total levy by both would probably take care of the roads and streets in time. And we the tax payers are going to pay far it whether it is in a different division of the gas tax income or whether it is by levying a higher property tax. — Eagle Grove Eagle. * # * Whoa! What About Property Taxes? It is high-time that the property owners ol this community, and the state, should give Serious consideration to some sort of property tax relief. Just last week's edition told about teachers' salary increases, and the additional instructors to enhance the faculty next'year — the combination of these two things would increase the millage rate some 3.7 mills. This does not sound like too much on the face of it — but stop and figure it out in dollars and cents — one dollar for each $1,000 of.assessed valuation. If you have a home with assessed valuation of $3,000; then you would pay $3.70 per year additional — and this is just for the teachers' salary increases and additions — to say nothing about additional buildings and equipment, nor ed in- the tffiM — A gent at the left is shown half-heartedly eat* fog a sandwich, as though there \vas something In it that didn't agree with him (Or maybe he belonged to CIO and just paid his dues), arid at the right is a fellow sleeping i« a field. This, the painter said, depicted a farmer. We wohdered how our farrnei friends would like the idea of the hired man sleeping in a field. In the center is a shock of corn and a plow. The plow looked quite queer, being of a type not used in this vicinity since grantt- pappy carried his musket along While plowing, just In case any Ornery Indians showed up. There is a grain elevator iit the right in the background and a couple of smoke-belching stacks at the left, Yeii Can Add>es§ Questions Td Him At BOX 66 KALISPELL, MONTANA By Don Holilcjah Dear Dans 'l won't sign my name-because I'm ashamed of myself but 1 hope you will answer because I need your help desperately. Whait I'm abouit -to write probably isn'it something n<ew in a letter to you but it has happened to me and I just don't know what to do. I'm 19 years old and have been going off and on with this boy of the same age for nearly four years. We dated infrequembly the first itwo years, scarcely any during *he third year but quite steadily the fourth year. I know he loves me and I know I love him and that's what makes "I dreamed la»t night you bawled me out — aren't yew satisfied with my. work?" a year if they levied the legal limif for streets, anything additional for the town of Garner. (In If one of the bills now before the legislature ...... is enacted into law, the new split of 15% of the gas tax money allotted to cities would increase Eagle Grove's income by $12,000 a year without a property tax levy increase. Now as to the secondary roads which are supported by farmers with a property tax levy. In Wright county they levy 4.721 mills. They would be allowed to levy 11.75 mills. Each additional mill increase would bring the county about $54,450 a year additional income to spend on roads. The county can increase its annual road money income from property taxes by approximately $381,000 if they wish to go the legal limit on taxing property for roads. Again if the proposed shift of road tax money is enacted into law the county secondary .roads the instance of this editor, the millage increase means some $37.16 more in taxes a year — just for the school; where some 62 per cent of your tax dollar is already going.) The solution as it appears to this editor is an .increase in the sales tax, where it will be collected from the major portion of the people — and, particularly those who have children in school. There are many property owners.who have no children in school; already graduated and the like, yet they are carrying the 'load' for many who have four to eight pupils in the schools, but are not paying real property taxes. This is a very argumentative approach to this subject — but the property owners in this state are rapidly coming to a point of 'no return'. This editor, approves of the increases for teachers, Washington * * Highlights A Weekly Report from portfn •rfSS? Capital by Ray If you're planning Io write to be acknowledged. A lot of the sweeping the Sexton neighbor- President Kennedy (and expect mail, of course, goes to a special hood - Latest victims were Mrs an answer) we'd like to pass on correspondence section where J P hn Huff ' Jr - and "? e children a few tips. more often than not a form letter of Mr and ^Mrs John^Zwiefel. First of all, you must realize ' s sent to the writer. Most of the ,' . , . ... that about 30,000 letters a week letters have to do with current _*• la '9 e truck owned by the with some : potatoes -and celery everything so difficult Like all couples in love, we vowed never to .1.*........ i_ _i iu^ *.._i_.... ...».i.-_'« lose our he ' ac j s but .that was easier said than done. Four months ago we lost control of ourselves and went all the way. Oh, we were both • sorry and said it would never happen again but it has. Three weeks later we again wen't all the way and since then, four more limes. v Each time my boy friend telfls me how much he loves me and that he'll marry me as soon as he is financially able. However, in the past three weeks he's only phoned me three times and said he was too busy at work to date me for a while. Is this ithe end of it for me, Dan? Is this usually how these things end? Does a boy lose interest in a girl after she gives in to him? Should I see my boy friend and have it out wkh him? Eight now I'm so ashamed ol myself that I'm actuailly afraid to go to work each morning. Please help me soon. — Ashamed. Dear Ashamed: You're right in sayimg that letters of the type you wrote aren't uncommon ito "Under 31." So, if it's any consolation to you, your boy friend and you aren'.t the first couple to lose con troi of themselves. As it always holds true in similar Cases, you can figure ithe first time was a mistake but thereafter, the act was deliberate. Sure, you can excuse yourself each time but you don't have much of an excuse. If nothing else, consider yourself fortunate that you aren't pregnant. As far as your boy friend is concerned, he may or may not be busy at work out in fairness to yourself ana your f uture, you two should put your cards on the table and talk this out. There have been many cases of a boy losing interest in a girl after she has given herself to him but on the other hand, many couples are drawn ithait much closer together. In either case, it doesn't excuse the couple but the lesson should be invaluable for thrown in at the factory worker's feet, just in case the sandwich didn't fill him up, probably. The painter of the mural, a native 01 .Oskaloosa, explained the painting \vas symbolic-of 'products from factory and farm. • ', .. • * • *.-.*, '• The proprietors and patrons in Shipley's Cafe at Algona thought they were right in yie middle of an earthquake Tuesday morning. But it proved to be a false alarm. A tree at the rear of the cafe was being cut down. The plans went wrong — and the tree fell in the wrong direction. It fell across city electric light wires, which happened to be fastened securely to the rear side of the cafe. The crash of the tree pulled the wires and part of the back end of the building and gave everyone inside the structure a stunned minute or two. * » * An epidemic of mumps was are auuui. ou,uuu leiiers a weeic j^^cio nave tu uu wiui ULUICIIL „ . — „" . _ - . . r . K^.U +u~ „ i .1 u pouring' into the White affairs and.can be answered[with • £nce Brewing; Cc> of Atchison both the girl and boy. House. That's just about twice as a form letter. If a person differs Kansas, burned Thursday morn- My advice is for you to make it a point to see your boy friend, many as former President Eisen- with the President on some par- ing about a half-mile east ol hower received. with the President on some par- m 6 aooui a "aii-miie caw_ 01 talk , this out and if he wants to cajl u lts , ^ . i™ ar ™>« er ... 1 ?S. g ets * form Gerled on hghwayJB. The truck have , to chalk u up tQ ^.^ experience . „ he fa actuallySDUS * at *.*« *.LV.WATWM. -.-.,.«* ...»»**,* «.,_ to i-fc.j M. j.wj.111 . j- - , T-nn nff rm ** avc avj *-ii«"»A AL up nj auie ur cxpcrici You can Understand that the letl \ er al °"S w' th / speech or anver said tne "£!=£ ra "i on on WQrkj watch yourselves in future dati Double-dating, staying resident, who is an extremely -tatgnent JgKennedy has made <JjJ t should^ ^g p <*« «£ ^ ^^ ^ nQ ^^ ^ ^ ^^ & ^^ of Lf^etS sTyou^uli S . A tremendous amount of mail -^J^J^^ SS± * * * oi mese leuers so you must use . •"• uemeJiuuus, amount or. man fh „,„„,!„»• Qhpriff Art Pnfflpv strategy if you want him to see is reaching the White House from Pf™?™^^*^™ g * yours. ri^TX a matter oM^TS? investigated the^mishap. There are certain letters which Kennedy is getting more letters Dear Dan: I'm a 16 year old boy and am supposed to be going with a gin of 14 but now I find put she's also going out with a guy are au^maVcaly'pu^ro't for from overseaTth^n any o? h s Selection ofa boxing team to who is 10 year* older .than she is.Should I keep going with her or ?he pSS^rMnaratten! Predecessors. Most of this mail is "«!?*« f » ^JL^V *^J Iook _ lor SOlneone else ' ~ Trouble ° f Maryland. on. tne i-resiclent's -personal atten- !«""•»•«««=• »«»i. u*. uu» muii » rlpmv Alenna aeainqt « 'team of T* ~ .,.,. I * tion. These are communications sent to the state department to Bem ^ A J g bolierain thef academy .' * Troubled: J wlsh l roul d answer your question but I've got from eovernnrs, statP nffir-inls be translated and then acted up- °°^ Thiir«Hnv pvpninit hnH hPPn to ° many of my own ' to answer. Why do her parents allow her to fomnSed Members of the I" aa ' te a man ol 24? Why do thev ^ ov/ her to d ate at 14? Why are —°— Cecelia's team were Dick Win- lhey . trvln S 'to make her grow up too fast? Where you're concerned, Even little Caroline Kennedy ilrs Richard' Lane John Kaiew- l ' tmnk you ' d be sma f t to Dreak U P wit h ^e girl. If you do, give her , ceives mail — about 100 letters ^i 'Bill Lane Howard Forsberg, a P iece of advice and.ask her to quit going out with the 24-year-old and Harvard also get special at- a week. She also receives many «*£ ^"nentges Lewis Gilbride cradle robber. tention Incidentally, all the can- f^ 5 ahnd a ' , ofx these .f"^"* and Donald 'Kajcwski, while I wish her parents would wake up because the chances are good celled stamps go to veterans' hos- ^rougl^specml X-rays^ machmes. ^^ due t _ Q dpp g]oves _i nclud . that she's going to wind up in trouble and when and if she doesfthe from governors, state officials, congressmen and the like. —o— Mail from Massachusetts, Palm Beach, from churches, ministers, receives pitals. will lose about $30,117 per year^ sjngljb rrYill. b(Jt w h e j. e | s , t h e farmer, the.srnall ibusinessmaty increase in property tax levy will recover almost double that loss. It seems to be prlncipally'.the old question of what do w.e want to spend our money for? Are roads and streets important enough to tax ourselves a sufficient amount to take care of them? Upper PCB and others going to make up this continual increase in the outgo. Something must be done about increasing the income for the taxpayers soon — or, a proposal worked .out for PROPERTY TAX RELIEF. Constructive thoughts in this matter will be truly appreciated by state representatives and senators. — Garner Leader. * * * New Farm Bill In Short Time Ul E. Call Street—Ph. CY 4-3S3&—Algona, Iowa A new farm bi || was passe d by the present congress in Washington with but very little delay and the President signed the bill the same day he received it. Farm bills were passed in late years by Congress but after considerable delay Entered as second class matter at the postoffice 41 Aigui'ia. Iowa, under Act ol Congrea «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 RATES IN KOSSUTH CO. One Year, In advance ----------------------------- $3.00 Both Algona papers, in combination, per year ---- $5.00 Single Copies ------------------------------------- 10c SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year, In advance ------------------ - --------- „ S4.00 Both Algona papers In combination, one year ---- $6.00 No subscription less than 6 months. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST President Eisenhower vetoed them. The haste made in passing farm legislation was because the planting season is about due to open and farmers needed to know what their government was going to do for them before they put in their crops. The new farm bill is not going to solve all of the farmer's troubles. It will help some and it has been a good beginning. It should give assurance to farmers that the administration in Washington is trying to help. The downgrading of the farming business during the past eight years has stopped. — Grundy Register. * * * MORE SPORTS ON NORTH IOWA Britt News Tribune — North Iowa sports fans will have the benefit of major league baseball and professional football next year when both start operations in Minneapolis-St. Paul. Residents of the Twin Cities are enthusiastic —, about the teams coming to their cities. Promoters are well on the way to selling 24,00(5 advance season tickets for the football games. Some promotion work has already been done in major North Iowa cities. It will be a treat to look'forward to a World Series so close to home some day, or a professional league football playoff. After spending a week in the Twin Cities we are impressed by the advantage which people in that area take of winter sports facilities. before -tHey go through the mail It the reader docs not fit into •""""'•. e;tpnVipn<:nn Tprrv McVav Wal- any of these categories here is a K is difficult to say why the fJ^** 1 ?. 0 "' J ?£J Deal Harlan tip on one. way to catch. Mr Ken,- new President receives so much .J^A^VP°£, |n 7 Bill1 Kohl liedy's eye. Letters written on |? al1 - Perhaps his appearance o.n.^hbrool*. Bofc^Lamt, "'^^ "real nice stationery" and those h ve television has something to UICK ^ clerson ana nanK (Jt - ULn with printed return address have d ° with it. People simply feel a good chance of being placed on the y are closer to the chief ex- ed Carol Lashbrook, Howard blame will go right back to her very unwise parents. the President's desk. Another way to make sure that the President letter is not to address but to some If the letter information or request thaUde serves top attention it could b<T is democracy at work. , directed to the President. H_*t_ v 1O1U11 JltlO aUlllCllJlllg tVJ J IJ with it. People simply feel lela - , . « Three more Corwith youths had entered the armed forces ncutive and can write to him. What is important is this: the O maiCO sure »vnat ia uuijui taut la uua. LUC . ., !!,•„•«* on "ads your President does not discourage during the week, bringing to 20 ., , y .. «[,;<; ipttor M/ritinn Tht. mail io the total from that area that had to address it .to hnn this 'etter-wii ^ Ihe mail is j gince w member of his staff. ° ne way tor him to feel the pub- . . , . d , : Europe contains the kind o£ ^ PU se to know wha people began t ^ ^ ^£^'. or request thaUde- aie thinking. And this, of course. — n«« w «» TT,,O«C ™* Pnrrr.ii I Professional Directory ron, George Evans and Carroll Shipman. Mr Kennedy, who has a habit of reading newspapers very carefully, quite frequently pokes around in various offices around the White House and is not adverse to picking up letters on some of his assistant's desks and reading them. We do not mean, of course, "that the President is prying into anyone's affairs but .f he sees a letter addressed to him he just may read it. —o— By all means don't address your letter, "Dear Jack." The FROM THE FILES OF THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES APR. 10, 1941 « * Very Appreciative The Upper Des Moines, Algona, Iowa Dear Sirs: I would like to thank the Upper Des Moines for publishing the names of 4-II members of Kossuth County for 4-H day, also making it a big day for all the INSURANCE A. J. (Arnic) Ricklefs Hospitah'zation Health & Accident Life — Auto — Fire — Hail 2 E. State - CY 4-455!a 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 4-2733 only ones who should do this are A- R . Cruikshank of Algona 4-H club members, personal friends of the President was named pl . esic i ent of tne A1 _ and most of them would not take gona Cemetery Association dur- such liberties. As a matter of fact )ng a meeting of that orgamza'- tion held Saturday. M. P. Weaver Art Mogler Sec. & Treasurer the White Housu staff has a card THERE ARE NUMEROUS WAYS TO ADVERTISE. MOST HAV*. MERIT OF ONE KIND OR ANOTHER, EVEN THE "DONATION' VYPE. B-U-T / ONLY IN THE NEWSPAPERS . . . can you expect representation in the same 'shopping window' the other merchants of your area use. Women/ the purchasing agents in the home, read NEWSPAPER advertising, whereas many circulars get tossed into the wastebasket without a glance . . . it's a know fact of econ-' omics that anyone will read what they have paid far and throw away handouts. Use the medium that gives you the tops in advertising, news, publicity and pictures — your newspaper. UPPER DE5 MOINES PUB. CO. HIE. Call St. Algeria, Iowa IT'S GOOD BUSINESS TO DO BUSINESS AT HOME index on Mr Kennedy's personal friends and letters bearing their names arc automatically directed to the President. The Kossuth County 4-H clubs- wish to thank-you for -all Ihe D. Paxson, secretary and J. L. publicity wo received from your Bonar, trustee. Oilier trustees paper for 4-H Day. We sincerely \Vas reflected vice president, D. „ . ., . , ... were Charles Chubb and MiHon appreciate your co-operation and Because ot the volume of tins Norton an£ , H K Uruil3 wag sex . in ^ res t. mail practically every loiter is opened before it ever roaches the President's desk. There are a few exceptions. This includes mail from his family, the state ton. * » » A new mural painting, valued Louise Skow County 4-H Sec. . at $570, was hung on the north NEED PRINTING? The Upper wall of the lobby of Algona's Des Moines Pub. Co. offers qua!- e^^^lS't-JLf^ ^t olfto duri^VweeiTISd urw-ork^^aso^b^^rand Mrs Eleanor Roosevelt, widow of the late President Franklin Roosevelt. At latest count it has been determined that Mr Kennedy receives more mail than any President in history. Former President Eisenhower was deluged with mail after his inauguration but the volume settled down to ;ibout < . 15 000 letters a week during the , , remainder of hi.s term of office. In office now for more than two months President Kennedy's mail is holding to about 30.00Q letters a week and there is no indication the volume will decrease. Approximately 5,000 of these letters are from children wanting his autograph O r his picture and from 500 to 700 art} from people wanting jobs. This much you can be sure pi — 90 percent of your letters; will emotions concerning the scene with quick service. No job too were mixed. Here's the descrip- small; no job too big. Phone CY tion of the painting that appear- 4-3535. FUNERAL SERVICE Ambulance and Air Charter Alaona CY 4-3731 Burt Phone 233 BOHANNON INSURANCE SERVICE "J N. Dodge St. Ph. CY 4-4443 Home - Automobile - Farm Polio Insurance CHARLES D. PAXSON Dwelling, Auto, Liability, Life, Genera] 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 JNS. AGENCY For Auto, House, Household f'iods, and Many Other t'or*»ui Phone CY 4-3733 Ted 8, Herbtt Farm Bureau Mutual Ins. Co. Affiliated with Farm Bureau Auto (with $10 Deductible) Life - Hail - Tractor Phone CY 4-3351 Don Stark, Mgr. Chiropractor Dr. D. D. Arnold Chiropractor Over fenney's Office Phone — c* 4-3373 Hours; y;00 — 5':0u Open Friday Night L)r. William L. Clegg Chiropractor 521 C. biaie St. Hours: «:OU — ti:00 «nru Sat d:UO — a:00 Friday Ph. Off. CY 4-4677 Ke». CY 4-34'{ DOCTORS ~ G. BOURNE. M. D, ir'hysieian & ii6 JN. Moore bi Office phone CVT 4-2343 Kusment pnune C¥ 4-2277 J. N. KENEFICK, M. D. ^nysician & burgeon 2io W. Stale Street Of lice phone CY 4-2353 pnuae CV 4-2014 CAROL L. PLOTT, M.D. liU W. Moore Street Practice Limuea io burgery Uluce nours oy Appoiiumeni cipiu^6 -t-iou* uniue>* 4-4331 Kesidence 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 Woi«hom»—157 TCMORI NURSERY EIMQRE, MINN, WRIT? OR CALL FOR APPOINTMENT CRAWFORD INSURANCE SERVICE Andy Crawford All Types Of Insurance Office Phone CY 4-2279 Farm Management CarUon Farm Management JOHN M. SCHUTTER, M.D. Residence fiione CY 4-2335 PSAIf F. KOOB, M.D, Residence Phone CY 4-4917 Physic»ans & Surgeons 22u Ho. Doage, Algona Ouice fhone CY 4-4490 QPTOMETRisfT DR. L. L. SNYDER Optometrist 113 JKast Stale Algona Telephone CY 4-27U Closed Saturday Alternoons 5r«. SAWYER and ERICSSON Eyes Examined Contact Lenses Hearing Aid Glasses 9 East State Street Algona, Iowa Phone CYpress 4-2196 Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed Saturday Afternoons PR, C. M, O'CONNOR Optometrist Visual Analysis & Visual Trainim 108 South Harlan St (Home Federal Bldg.) PHONE CY 4-3743 DENTISTS N. Dodg« CY 4-289' Serving Hancock, Humboldt Pal? Alto & Kotfutri Counti«» DR. KARL R. HOFFMAN Office in Home Federal Blda. Office phone CY 4-434* DR. J. B. HARRIS, JR. M 623 E. Pboos CY 4-2334

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