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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, April 27, 1961
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Thursday, April 27, 1961 Cubei . st6ncJpqint of the United States. « '%w^> damned if ^« did, <md'damne,d if w« dld^t.* Had th* Invasteri arid overthrow of . Cfttstro ^eceeejed, the United $tqtef vyould hove been' Manieid 7 for Intervention arid, accused of Ydnjtei Irrtpe'riolUm. HO* H has failed, and is hafted asl'a, defeat for the IJnlted Statws and d^feejt fqr Yfnfc** Imperialism. Qur national Viewpoint has been very clear. \Ye hay*, not Openly sponsored or batked any invaslpn %<e.s; yet' w« "have mad,® i» evident thctf c^r heart yy«, with the overthrow, attempt.. As Adlal StevejMon so aptly pqintesl owt ,la the Unltecjl Nqtions, it Is quite evident that the U.S. did not physically sponsor the overthrow attempt, or it would "not have, 'failed. With our open and active support, it .v/ould have succeeded. But the issue of Cuba has not been settled by this defeat. We may as well admit that we cannot have an island base only 90 miles from our shores run by a semi-lunatic, to put it mildly, Cpnrimunist-dominated, and a potential launching" site for any weapons that Russia might %ish to place there. .-• : ;Thfire is; no .use'crying over the spilled, milk .—the; fq«t,tbqt this situation should never have been, allowed to develop—but it has, and how We must seek an ultimate solution. And there, mustbe, qVpjutiqn, one that will again find Cuba a friendly nation, and ourselves "sympaticQ" to the Cubans. -.',-.' • ThVjssye must be resolved, one way or the other, the Cvbqn situation is far from settled. - 1 '' \ ' '•' "- , • *.-..'* •': ''••• *' *•-..'"•"".' ' ' NEWSPAPER ERRORS Ellis Morris of the Eirlcelyn (Minn.) SerttineK calls attention to the wSekjy; editor who got angry when one of his.reqitar^complained about ( an error in his newspaper and Wrote this in his. next editions s -\ s .-,•*.. : . t , ^ , ; -, . , •.''In art 1 jbrdinary newspaper! column there• are 16,000,:letters, qncj'twere are s.ev«in possible; 'wrong positions for each letter, making 70,000 chances to make .errors and= several million, Chances for transpositfons. The're are : 48 columns' iin this paper, so you can readily see the chances for mistakes.,Did y.qu know, that in the sentence, '!'.\o be or not to be" by" transpSsifibi'is/'alone,' -2,759,022 errors can be made? "Now aren't you sorry you got mad about that little mistake last' week?" '• * * * The only people who succumb to hard work are those who kill themselves dodging it. Ul 9. C8J1 StreeWPh. CY 4-3535— Aleona, Iowa BataiMl M ieoond ciasa matter »t the postoKlca at 41tfSB«, Iowa, under Act ol Congrew of Uarck S. 1879. Issued Thursday in 1961 By THE UPPER DBS MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Editor & Publisher DON SMITH, News Editor MERLE PRATT, Advertising Mgr. JACK PUnCELL, Foreman NATIONAL EDITORIAL I ATf MCMBF<! NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE Weekly Newspaper Representatives, Inc. 404 Fifth Ave., New Y York 18, N. Y. SUBSCRIPTION HATES IN KOSSUTK co. On* Year, In advance , S3.00 Both Aigona papers, la combination, per year —$5.00 Single Copied . lOc SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH Qne YW, in advance. , S4.00 Both AMfOpa papers in combination, one year S6.00 No mbscripttqn lew than 6 mantiyi. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING HATES ON REQUEST Orts of our readers sent us q clipping from the Farm Bureau Spokesman, official weekly rte.W4p'ape.r of thaf organisation, which we fes print bflow. The subject roattdr pertqlns, tq division of fund* for streets and roads, as Between rural arid urban areas. It also draws a comparison between assessed valuations as between r city-towrt and country. The comparisons are interesting, and vye reprint accordingly, but we also have a few tax facts to point out afterward, so don't go wayl In Kossuth county, farmers compose 48 per cent of'the total population, Yvhlfe; cities ; , and tqwns have 52 per cent.. ; •' • • » ' Farmers own 79.57- per cent of tlfie assessed valuation in -Kqssuth county, ! while. citiei and towns own 'only 20.43 per cent. Here's where the rub comes—the farmers in Kossuth county are paying 11.458 mills property tax for roads on 79.57 per cent of the assessed valuation to raise a total of $615,006. Town residents in Kossuth county are paying 'only from 1.469 mills to 7 mills (only 2 towns paying 7 mills) property tax on 20.43 per cent of the assessed valuation to raise a total of only $80,689. ,"•,;• Keep in mind that Farm Bureau does not dispute the need of cities and towns for rnqre money for streets. However, with these figures in mind, we don't'want these additional funds to come at the expense of our' local secondary and farm-to-market roads. Perhaps if some of the people who delight in blasting "the ever-powerful Farm Bureau lobby" had to pay some of the exorbitant property taxes that farmers have to pay, they might change their tune. In fact, this might even be a good place to exchange some help—property tax'relief for more road funds. We do not question the mathematical totals- quoted above. They must be correct or : they would not have been presented: . • The point is well made that farmers apd farm owners pay a healthy tax. But we believe that city property owners, .and especially- people in business in cities and towns, are paying their fair share also. And we feel that in some cases businesses are perhaps paying far out of proportion. > : . >'„., For 1960, the building which houses tfie Upper Des Moines Publishing Co. and not including the personql property tax (or what is INSIDE the building) paid a real estate tax of $624.95. We consideMhat a pretty healthy tax, tool Perhaps one of the most controversial of all taxes is the personal property or inventory tax. This one tax-causes more business headaches than the rest put together, and is perhaps the most unfair. But it is the law, and business pays it. It is a tax on the-merchandise and its yearly turnover, within a business place—or the machinery with which it manufactures. Maybe we are all approaching the subject from the wrong end. Perhaps the REAL answer is not for city and town and country to scrap as to how funds are divided, or who pays what percentage of what, but to unite to demand that general spending of tax funds be held stable for a few years, on the local as well as the state level. That is where everything but our federal income tax goes, and only one group of people can control it—the taxpayers and voters themselves. COLLECTOR'S INGENUITY Empire-Courier, Craig, Colo. — Haxing trouble with your collections? Here's an idea! A lumber dealer had tried for many years to figure out a way to collect over-due accounts without coming right out and saying, "Pay-or-else." Finally he hit on an idea that brought results. In letters he sent out with requests for payment of accounts which were over six months old, he wrote: "It has been said that a man who squeezes a dollar never squeezes his wife. In looking over your account, it has occurred to us that your wife is not getting the attention she deserves." * * * The easiest way to make a mountain out a molehill is to add a little dirt. — Moville Record. * * * Be careful about making promises,- some of them can be collected in court. Was estimated between 400 and 500. A short program fallowed the' rrieaf. ^ ( The litttaliatidn ef dial tele* phones began Monday mornjng at Wesley. Work on the new system was expected to be completed by May 17. It Was disclosed that Kossulh cbUntyYhad spent $18,364 less* in iS'id. than it did in 1939 to con- 1 dUcf"US business. The saving wSI'ribt' hro'ken down by office at 'the. courthouses but here ..are He total expenditures for each "":e"'during'1940: auditor, $7,- feeardef, $4,176; superinten- You Con Address Qiittttcmft To- ' Him At BOX 66 KALISPELL, MONTANA k7D ( 'jsqerm,97,033i reuei otnce, i2,28j;' en'gineet,' $5,770; Coroner, "" * T *~ 'Mow for B figures er, $.13(903; superintendent of schools, $22,853; clerk, $8,276; sheriff, .$14,565; relief office $5,- {toft* H^% r*i *t n*vM 44o off&* ' coroner *J***n4 **<M t^r* •»)"»**») **•*_»%*«. y**^4* 325; engineer, $22,378; ' cc (243; treasurer, $21,51)3. r " ' , , 1<JrWJwg'»enojt Eettinjt » elided <££.*»o StfUT i&M[\ ' j lj washinh'ton- 1 ** /P» . »»>. fl OUR Advertisers Are YOUR Friends. . . — They invite your business in a friendly way and with a willingness (9 quqte prices in print. - They support yqur, cajnm.unjty, qntf ypur newfpgper, in a cooperative manner and participate in most civic affairs with their financial support. — Oyr advertisers are more than just advertisers. They are your friends. ALGONA UPPER PIS HIE. Call St. Alflona, Iowa FA&UUf$ EACH ISSUE The ill-faled attempt df a «tnall group of courageous , Cubans ''to overthrow the-powerful Caatro govern/neat proved one thing con:lusively: the -American spy system' must be completely revajnp- ed. . . This country, as all" countries, depends heavily on the information which its spies collect hrdughout the would. Spying is, of course, a nasty Word. But it s a fact of life. We have to have this information so that we can plan our. military affairs—how to defend our country against enemy attack and what we niusit do n case we have to wage war,at any given place on the globe; i: ; i •.'},•>" ••• * : ^ As far as the United. States i is onderned we rely on the Central nteliigence Agency. This is-the American spy apparatus which in onjunction with the intelligence organizatiqns of the military ser- ices 'supplies this .vitally-needed nlormation. . ; ,1 All of'th^e lacts have not been •eveaUed in the- Cuban fiasco*— and may never be—but one thing serins-clear—we were let down by ithe CIA. President Kennedy backed the 'invasion of Cuba because he was convinced that he CIA had given'him an ac-> curate account of what is happen- ng in thajt new stronghold of Russian Communism. He was told hat Cuba was ripe for a revolu- ion, .that the people of that coun- ry were prepared to rise in arms nd fight Fidel Castro once a re- icllion was started. Mr. Kennedy ould not have been more misr informed. * » * The CIA is a "touch-me-not" igjncy. It acts as judge, jury and ohn Q. Public over all its activ- ties. Even Congress has no idea what it does or how it spends its money. Here we have an agency hat employs some 10,000 people iere and abroad and ha? a budget pproaching $1 billion's year. It iccounts ito no one. Even Congress doesn't know how much money goes into the CIA. The unds are cleverly concealed, 'art of it may come from the Department of Defense, part from his agency and part from that igency. One thjng is clear: Congress will now demand that a "Watchdog" committee be organized so that its members will have closer supervision over what the CIA does. WQ have such a committee now to look into 'the affairs ol the Atomic Energy Commission which is also engaged in top-secret activity. This joint committee of Congress has eighteen members — senators a. n d Congressmen^ Democrats and Republicans. « * * We can qn\y wopder what the CIA Ha* been dping in Cuba. Here is an' Island qnly 90 miles off the shores of |hp United Stales. There arq people there who are friendly tg this country- There ai-Q Qtlwr Iwitin American countries which have reliable infojf* maiion, about wha.t is taking plage, in Cuba and presumably are pas^ ing this on to the UnHed SVates,, But we didp't know about It. '; Several years ago we we»e caught short in 'another eituaUfttv That was the, Suez, incjiderkt, Th,e French and the British, without advising this country, invaded the Canal Zone.wi|h Hhousaij^s, pf Upops and covered by-ai(| a$d se"a ppera,tWii W e didn't hay e the slightest -'advance n(>tic,e t,hatj this was aboi^ tc^happen. Yei ll^e, spy systems of other countries, knew several duys in, advuvise 'oj the impending invasion,. We knew nothing yet we probably hag scores of CIA ygents in EJgypt, $ _ mearis in term of a possible global; conflict .with the Communists. One can qrjfly assume that -if we don't know what is going _on in Cuba we may well be just as ignorant of what ds happening in Spveit Russia. This is especially significant when one 'considers that spying should be relatively easy in Cuba and', conversely, 'particularly difficult in Russia. ; f * * * The abortive Cuban revolution, backed to the hilt by ithe United States, has serious' consequences as everyone knows. What can the United States now do to repair the damage? Castro is more powerful than ever. The -Russians can gloat that we lost a major l>attle in the cold war and right off the • American coast fliine. This isn't Laos or West Berlin or the Congo. This is the Western Hemisphere. This is at our very door step. Can we. overcome the humility of such a defeat? . . -•* i '*'•'*.: r I predict that the United States .will not take this licking sitting down. We will call the Russian's bluff. .We^ haye (Jone it before and we have succeeded. There are avenues of actiosri open which £o not necessarily spell World War III. .'This country can establish a naval blockage around 1 this island of Cuba. We, can. search Communist shops and prevent them from giving Castrq planes, tanks and guns. If necessary we can starve Castro into submission. These are drastic steps but they must be taken. We canot afford a Communist satellite this close to our shores-If we. fail ito .act, much of Latin America will be lost. This, we cannot tolerate. The United States must be firm and we feel confident it will be. Fires at Burl suited" in some the week. .At B Vas c •in" a hay rack lenf a M..- T-.. -- r ,- T , ; utirig the] husks. Ehe rackiwa fes>royed,' but flrei r\%hi kebt' tHi blaze * from« spreaajng ) to outbuildings on the place. Several piles of creosoted posts on the west side of the \Wesley Co-Qp Lumber Co. caught fire from'a bonfir"e nearby. Firemen quickly extinguished the blaze and there was very slight damage. * • In justice court here, a -transfer, company w,as fined $IQO, S.pd Costs ($50 suspended) oh a. charge of violation of a road ernbargo and an A|lgon'a''man wis fined S3 Gear Readers! Dating is i . it has rf,wo sides—the good and the bad'. Two girts wrote to me recent- y fach 4fh rtheir ow* dd^as about going steady. The girls don't know each other, living nearly .2,000 mUes apart. I thought their letters were interesting and enjoyed feadang 4hetti. I hope you'll enjoy them too. * *' * Dant I don't have a problem but if you have .ithe space wish you would print my letter 'for the benefit of all „„ „ who believe going steady is dull Bind unlnitere^ting. • 1 I used to bettieve that but that was before I started dating my guy steady. Honestly, I've nevter known two people to get along any better than we do. We like'the same things, have the same interests,, go to the same church and look on the other's parents as our second mother aind father. ...•-,.'» , We don't believe in .parking, so there's never ahyi worry on that store We have loads of fun wdlth our friends and are.always doing something in a crowd. It's not like you're out with*a new boy for ithe first time and are afraid to open your mouth. I know that some steady dating doesn(t work put but I'm sure our dating will eventually end at the altar in a few. years. $teady dat- * ing? With the right one is wonderful. '-,''-.;. \., i 5 ' *! •' . * * * ' " .-'"-• ^'sar Dan: I know you don'it approve of 15-year-pild girls going ^.v^oH^-and neither do I. However,; I'm 17 and we'ntvslteaxly for four ' niohlHs up until last week because. I'felt it \Vas" time,!;.quit fooling aroufip with ^as many boys as I haJd been dating. ; ,. ,.; ,.- >, , I * J?aul and L had dated off and on for more than, six months before he asked me that all-imporitSmt question. Even thien I wasn't itdo st\re and only decided to try going steady when my mother said slie liked Paul. . : . .' r . -• • • : . ' When you dtart going steady, you find out a lot more about the boy than you ever dreamed possible. Everything was fine for the first two or three weeks but then we started arguing. Paul got the idea that because we were going steady (practically engaged), he called it), that gave him the right <to paw me whenever we parked. I didn't agree and we had some hard words about it. i <. il'm Jlikerahy girl,-1 guess, and:had a difficult time controlling myself sometimes but I always managed to and I'm proud to say that, .XJuro^ext biggest "problem concerned dating itself. I finally realiz- ed.Ubft.WrtetHer»tilik3d jtjbr ndt, going steady'had changed my life. T :*> j khew 1 was jdated up Iweeks ahead of Itime for Friday and rugats)}; I IJ I Sonie of the girls.I used jto run around with stopped .calling ks < vi lred 't*M -. ' .COMMENDS COMMENDS PAPER Upper Des Moines Algona,' Idwa < " , ; . v . ; -}M^j were.;a Idt of,other tilings too and when. I a^ded, them all < > •fogithef,.-?•'found- Oi»t I was foblish for dating one boy exclusively t'; ^heri-I Jwasnlt having half the,fun'I once did; ' ; ; ./ RT-ootincr ,jp O f course, was hArd-'airid Paul go£>iad.; ait me but j^J! paying the. field again.'rr 1 Fun.Girl Tj7%. v ^V- </r ^|.j r ' r {j*Wfijl r fhere,ypU|^a,ye it, readers. RJeasons for apd'against going >S pAPER steady as written' by two. girls^wilth. experience. tfOPtt -* ^'4. ~ i 4 "' J <» I' |f » t <"*';!*-> t~'9-t'' : ) f - i i ^-I** ' /* .* ;" ' ' : i • \iran F *• < ,' _ * • • i. • * _ i '••*''_' . ). . . • Dear Dant: My sister and-1 hav& always done the dishes at night ; Gentleme^n j I n()tfed withfihterest ^— paper} receive'd..MfeJl'merited re j f - ' ..,.,1., .._.,r ,. _ .. . *. i-esss ?6nventioh? ' jilways pleased to publicity »of* this kind whicj> De- afl flects ^public ' papers are "without\l?qn.or in their own country." " 7 ' AS? -,- ty • ' Kid Sisl«r:iYou sure do. have- a complaint and if you want ^% do}he/,,pa,r£, r jiop'right up-from : the'table, wash tha ".ve jthem 4 ready for drying long before'the'boy friend t- < j t 1 i i'i t 4-3533 becaflso,,' . . .garjdg,. ,. 4 ., Austin F. Canavan Des Moines, Iowa • ' '_ •- «- < '•> * f 4 »:- t .t- .. *' j '^ M S 5 ' ; j-ji n-iJ^gi//".-..•>.. ^'--T'.i • • - ( essioial Directory < A TRUCK semi-trailer .truck loaded A * with 24 h^jjd bl! Battle'le, road recently near" Kensett aria ' Life- plunged into a ditch filled with 2 E State water. Two of t^ie. cattle were , ; ' • . killed, one drowned in %he truck, v ' * the other was hit by a car. The remaining 20 head ; w,c*re- rounded j i "• up in a farm yard nearby. " " — Fire — Hail ALGONA INSURANCE ,,, ( AG5NCY . Surety Bonds — All Lines > HAWKEYE 100 MASQM CITY, SUN. APRIL 30 f 2p8 E. State BLOSSOM INSURANCE r ' " ' j 'AGENCY -'' " ; " ' All Lines of Insurance ( • «, AutomobUe - ^Furniture- Loan • 7 N. Dodge Phone CY 4-2733 FROM THE FILES OF THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES MAY 1.J941 Persons who happened to be on Algana's Sta^e street any Sunday morning were bound to hear the heavy thumping pf hoofs,- accompanied by the presence of a wild-eyed steed. How- over, there was no reason to fear the horse, It was "Tony", pull- Ing an Aigona Creamery milk wagon with its driver, Mick Braytom, at the controls, toward a bag of oats aj, the stable. Tony's, recent switch into a would-be racehorse down State street Sunday morning had become a regular occurence here SlQCe the .horse and driver had a disagreement over the snail pace of the animal several weeks qaj'Jie.F- At 9ny> rate, the horse got the idea and got into the habit of racing d«w»\JState street hWl-bent every Sunday. Brayton thought'the-reason for tl^e Sunday sprint was the fact there hardily any, eutos parked BOB KQSJSKE Mason City? Iowa. Automobile racing fans of. Iowa will get an early ch^rtce to »$? stock wrac^ ing stars of International Motor Contest, AMQ«wtipn when they ' '* BOHANNON INSURANCE SERVICE •J N. Dodge St. , Ph. CY 4-4445) . ' Homf - • Autoinqbile - Farnj Polio Insurance CHARLES P. PAXSON iDwellinE, Auto, Liability, '• :•'.' Lnei General Phone CY 4-4512 ROSSUTH MUTUAt INSURANCE ASSOCIATION Over $74,000.000 worth of in, surance in fo.vce. CY 4-3750. ; Lola. Scuffhanv SecTy f HERBST. INS. AGEJJCY ' For Auto', <House, Household floods, and Many Qther ,:" Phone CY 4-.3W3 . . Ted S, Herbsl Farm Bureau Mutual Ins; Co. Affiliated with Farm Bureau Auto (with $10 Deductible) ' Life - Hfii;; Tfastpr Phone CY ^-3^5^,0^.S^k, v^*fr. UM4>««^ ^ti^J y" --- » along' the street that day and Tony felt ho. ha.d fllsnty of room to rjife.' And iT haprjened every Sunday. compete at the, fasj No^th Iowa Fairground* hall mile tiscll in Mason City on Sunday afternoon, April 30 at 2:30 p.m. The race will be the first major league speed event of the season in this area. It q&w'f* thft beginning of the loug circuit of events that offer $140,000 in pjl»a money to winning drivers. State Farm Ins. Co. 706 So. Phillips St. Ugona Phone CY 4-2341 AUTO— LIFE— FIRE— Chiropractor Dr. D. D. Arnold Chu-opractor , Over Fenney's Office Jf'hone — CY 4-3373 Hours: 9:00 — 5:00 ; Open Friday Night Dr. William L, ,CUgg ' Chiropractor 521 E. State St. Hours: 9:00 — 6:00 thru Sat 9:00 — 9:00 Friday Ph. Off. CY 4-4677, Res. CY 4-34f« DOCTORS MEL VIM G. BOURNE, M. D, ; Fhysigian to Swgeon lib N. Moore 5f Office phone CY 4-2345 Resident phone CY 4-2277 J. N. KENEFICK, M. D. Physician & Surgeon 218 W. State Street Oftic v e phone CY 4-2353 Resident phone CY 4-2014 CAROL L. PLOTT. M.D. UU W. MQore Street Practice Limited to Surgery Uii»ce rtours by Appointment CYpress 4-48b4 Office C V pi'css 4-433 1 ; Reamcnce JOHN M. Residence Phone CY 4-2335 PEAW F. »OOB, M.D. Phone CY 4-4917 Physicians & Surgeons 22Q No. Dodge. Aigona OHioe Phone CY 4-4490 QPTQMETRISTS Lr U» SNYDER Optometrist S fc?4t State Algpna Telephone CY 4-27U Closed'Saturday Afternoons . ing season got underway in earr»- est.during Jhe week in this area as |arn*rs took full advantage S fine %eaj}hej'' that followed a rainy reason. Aeco^dfnj'to ob- saryers, the weather during th,e vJe^lP had bc^n 'perfect, and tem- nferature jea,dipgs seemed to it. 4 high of 80 degrees two dsvs ' A P ril ^ 7 e the low was ^9 April 21 f A tola! of W 4-H bpys. 9 few • «• .f . 1 _ ___ J M tT lr.&«Hlt>Ci f 0AirV\ Called tof HiWkMf . the official sanctioned championship racy meet will consist of time triaJi, two heat eveots- a consolatien and a one hundred lap feaiurt race - The United States |QW9, INSURANCE iawford All Tyges 04. Insurance Office'Phone CY 4-?379 «r farm Israel, and throughout the Mv terranean area who should kpoiwp wl\"it wasj going .on. ' . -* * ' * The breakdown in in the Cuban affair prove-e U-cmely embarrassing lo Mr. Ken- wv ..,., w „ „_. ..-.....,. to say nothing of what it Total attewdance at the dinner • Jw**" 1 * ~~ "•'*„! i * sor by the Algona Chamber oi Commerce 3VIon,4ay evening. Adult adwwssions are $2.00, chil- drcn under twelve 50c. Admis- siong inel«s(e seating accomoda- lions as Jong as they 979 avail* able. All of th» top drivwg el JMCA are expected wit^ such stars as Bob Kosisb* of Omaha wK|' wvl drive, bis TkUD&Ubt;4 in tb^ COJQ- pelitjon. Farm Managtment Serving Hancock, Humboldf Polo Alto ft K9«*Mth Countiw PM. SAWYER an4 EHICKSQN Eyes Examined Contact Lenses Hearing Aid Glasses 9 East State Street Algons, Iowa Phone CYpress 4-2198 pH»; |W'f.p; to 6:00 p.m. losed ;Satuji»y Afternoona Bp Ol Optomjtrist Visual Analysis & Visual J08 South Hirtan St. PENT1STS PR, OR, ^ B- HARRIS, JH, AJ m E. suit Plwat CY 4-8334

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