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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, May 18, 1961
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2-Algona (la.) Up P *r Be* Math's* Thursday, May 18, 1961 STEAM IN THE BOILERS There Is an old story about 6-itedmbbdt on the Mississippi river which had a captain who delighted in blbwing the boat's whistle, In order to let people know that he was coming the cap- tdln would start blowing the whistle from miles away. Everybody thus got to know the boat was efamlhg Irt for d landing and there would always be art expectant crowd waitirig at the dbck. Unfortunately, however, the tooting of the whistle was ,,often overdone, so that so much steam/was; 1 cbnsumed in blowing the; whistle that [of fen te}<| Jitfje was left in the Boilers for, th6tp"urp6se 'ofidokkirtg the boat.; : - ' •• '. ,« •-. •> >- ', ' Perhaps there is a moral here somewhere. ' " Today we as a nation are engaged, in a wbfldswide struggle wfth ftussld but we are fighting, quite, a few. obstacles .that we seem to. overlook/bri a comparative basis. The Russians are working; we suspect they have, very few coffee breaks. They are not geared to a 40-hour week, nor do they have racketeers running some labor unions/They are riot perhaps completely happy, but they know what their goal is — to come out ahead of the United States. Very few of them are troubled with cutting down their golf scores. When their public officials fail to produce> or are Caught With a hand in, the til)/ they seem to disappear. It is becoming .quite;clear that.we as a notion must either buckle down to a life geared )o ; defeating Russia everywhere, or else let the Russians take what they want by defauit, where ,they want it. If we don't want them to do that, then we will have to keep more steam in the boiler and do less tooting of the whistle. , * * * ' . A 6 year-old's definition of a newspaper: We need them so we can know who reks and drownds and who shoots somebody. And who wants a house, who dies or gets a baby. It tells 1f your dog is lost. They are good to put on shelves and to make bond fires. They are also do good under a baby's plate and to geep dogs off a things. You can rap potato peelings in em. You can put one when you defrost. They tell about shows and how much things are. — Woodbine Twiner. * '* * AMAZING THING ABOUT GOSSIP. Nobody gossips, they just inform people of other people. It they happen to embellish the story a little that's a sign of a good story-teller. If the story in its finished form is far removed from fact, that is not serious either. How many reputations have been tainted by people who have dressed up an innocent fact and made it a two-headed monster of untruth? — Manning Monitor. • . IT NEVER FAILS : There is one unfailing method, of focusing' attention oh our tstdteigoveVnVrien't/ Alf 'that, is necessary is to dig; up some controversy 'invqlv- ' ing Ijquor. It doesn't matter if the', world Is falling a- pa'rt -r just come up with some new juicy -items involving liquor and you have the deadlines. The fastest is the question of what happens to the liquor samples given free tb.the state liquor commission. The commission has been gettihg these free samples for over 25 years, ever since , the state liquor'store system was inaugurated. \ &ut not until a week or two ago did someone — in this instance Governor Erbe — light on this question as a means of gaining publicity. Irt fact the result was so good that the business of the legislative session became secondary, or so it seemed. The liquor commision, it seems, "gets more "samples" than it needs for purposes of scientific testing. Thus, some of the samples seem to have found their way into private hands as gifts. Commission members have stated that some of the samples have been given to state officials, legisators, and used at state functions; Some are tested, others are destroyed. So far as anyone has ascertained, the com mission has not been selling the samples for personal gain. Perhaps this is the mOst important thing going on in Iowa, but we doubt it. For 25 years the distillers who sell to the state have been giving the various commissions, over the years; samples of what they are buying. If this is wrong, ittook up a long time to find it out. If Governor Erbe wants to keep the ball rolling on this and make the stories even bet'ter, he should procure the names of all persons, organizations, and functions over the past 25 years who have received some of the sample bottles, and publish them. If not, let's just ask the commission to be careful how the samples are used, and turn our attention to more important matters in connec- FOMTME rtLfeS OFTtt *tht \M^re t\ah'h4f the daily news^ tne country now feell fed your experise accounts into the compute!^ all we got was a hiccup 1" Upper ca 111 E. Call Street— Ph. CY 4-3535— Algona, Iowa Entered as second class matter at the postottice at Algona, Iowa, under Act of Congress nl 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 REPRESENTATIVE Weekly rfewspaper Representatives, Inc. 404 Fifth Ave., New York 18, N. Y. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO. On< Year. In advance — 13.00 Both Algona papers, in combination, per year 15.00 Single Copies — lOc SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year, in advance 14.00 Both Algona papers in combination, one year $6.00 No subscription less than 6 months. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST tion with sate government. * * * PASTE DOLLAR ON THE WALL Indianola Record — Herald: Everytime we pick up a magazine or a newspaper these days we see some reference to a recession. We are not sure at all that we are in a very serious recession when most segments of our economy are at all time highs. Most recesions are brought on by the people and if we are in a recession at the present time it is different from any the country has ever seen before. Any recession now would be brought about by a generation of extravagance and inflation where we have paid for work not done, paid for over-production of crops which could not be sold, higher and higher taxes, federal debt, skyrocketing peacetime federal spending above defense needs and promotion of the welfare state philosophy. Our national policies are penalizing savings, pricing our products out of world markets and constantly increasing the cost of living, as the purchasing power of the dollar is driven down. One economist has suggested that we all paste a dollar bill on the wall and mark off half of it with a red line for purchasing power already lost. Then as taxes and government debt, local and federal, go higher and higher, mark off more of it with red lines as the dollar value decreases. Also depreciate the purchasing power of your insurance, your savings account, your pension or any other fixed dollar asset as you add red lines to the dollar bill. The whole idea pointed up to us what little interest most people take in politics, labor, industry and economic policies. The future of our dollar rests with all of us and many countries have gone over the hill because of the complacency of the people regarding governmental and economic affairs. In our type of government the people are the only ones who can prevent this happening in the United States. We wish we could be more optimistic that they people of this country will meet these vital responsibilities. * * * Work hard, save your money, and when you grow old you can have the things other people enjoyed all their life. - Breda News. * * * I like a small city-where everybody knows who traded in the used car you bought, and where, if you keep your ears open, you can get ten dollars worth of information over a cup of coffee in a cafe— Lake City Graphic. ighlights i Keport froth fAtDVafu>n*< Capital by Ray In this agonizing period ot reappraisal in which the United sion of such a happenstance. In States finds itself in the wake to time there will be unrest. The or picnic party, complete with all bitter failure in Cuba and Laos, people who are infatuated with tne trimmihgSj was being plan- one is apt to substitute impulse Castro' because of a few surface nec j f or Friday. May 30, at the for sound reason. It is easy to improvements, in their living Kossuth County Fairgrounds. A say: "well, we've had about all standards will tire of it when the p rogra m of interesting events we can take; let's go in there and Communist way of doing things was being scheduled from noon with 1 « * * ' PefsWW IMrfe in the Union •township 5 al-e-a- were 1 having trouble with their 'snowball plants- Bugs, lide br'softie other ,-4V««<»r*5.*r ***;«-*«« pesky, tormSn tor 'Were eallhg the i . tTPPfig toES MOINES i eav ' es O ff the .bushes and gob• '• MAY 22, 1941 bling up blossoms at a rapid rate, 1 ' * *. • ' . making the plants look terrible. Adeline Jbhrtioh, 6, daughter No other, plants were being both- pf Mr. and Mrs. Luther Johnson ered by .whatever, it was that of LuVerne,, shouldn't have got- loved the snowball bushes, j ten out of beet at all .Monday. ' * • * She Was'in the .basement With 1 Bancroft, Buffalo Center, West her mother when she fell against ley and Lotts Creek started the the refrigerator handle, cutting* fcossuth Baseball -League season her elbow. She fainted and IRS with a bang- Sunday by taking fell again, this time hitting 'I\i6 opening game wins. The Algb'tta- cream separator and cutting an- Buffalo Center contest was no other gash—this time on ; hdr pitcher's quel as the Buffalo forehead. It Was only a, short Club took a 15-13 decision, des- time later (we assume after she'{Me the fact Algbna outhit the was revived), that she! began to 'wihriersV 19-11, during the grime, break out .with red measles. You' However/ the-' pattern Of the couldn't ball that her lucky day. lehgue was 1 exactly .like that, of * «..-."•»'.". . : mos^all fhome i teams j won* M , Wayne Keith, ftossuih county; . -, * '*';*. „ Farm Bureau 1 president frorm A total -of 99 seniors ,.at St. Burt, had an operation for ap- Cecelia's iAcaddmyi and. ;Algona pendicitis Tuesday evening at'the v high School we're all, s^t tq Jt- Kossuth hospital in Algona. He' ceive their diplomas during bx- was reportedly in good condition ! , ercises 'here during the next-fpM the following day. ! days. ,Of .the- totaL 7,5j pttejided, : AHS and graduation exercises ear* and there were to be held May v 29' hot - with w - Earl Hnl1 ° f Mason City „ a as featured speaker. The Acad- nV\r^rVu U rer*tor C ''1ht fr* ^niors were to graduate iuujv at tnese ngures xor uie c •' . __^i:_^ *• t c • > " i! i i • month of May, which was only 22 four davs '.earlier; - -J days old. A total of 76 units had { been registered since May 1st ai • the county treasurer's office. The dealers must have really been J wheeling and dealing.' ' • . • • .\ * « * • . An old-fashioned "hoe-down", • * only 9 for.less thart 5 bents, * , * If vou iiiink new tr "ks V were h n? selUng ke rv . THI tbumr COMPAN* seeps through. even deeper „„„„,„ nf r , lV ,, who - ou i d tenball games, baseball games, a , find ourselves The people of Cuba who could | ^ numbers to . snd durin ° n clean the Commies -out Such rash thinking, of course, might put us in even deeper trouble than we find ourselves - , , . today. In the immediate wake of not or would not respond during the Cuban debacle there was a the ill-fated invasion will have tendency in official circles here—and at some top levels, we might ----- , add—to take the impulsive step, munism and not yearn for free- Our feelings were crushed. Amer- dom. The blessings which some icans are not accustomed to los- Cubans certainly feel have been ing. The sweet smell of success heaped on them under Castro to far into the night, with'mule races, foot races, pony races, kit- was nnt niirs tn pninv was not ours to enjoy. will in time turn into something they have not anticipated. The and a fiddlers con- ; , during the daylight • night, reels, polkas square ' dances were to ' be > (and the committee an- post of- : would be held if interest warranted it). The, only thing needed for admission was old it fast in the YELLOW PAGES of your phone book just ourselves for more bad news ahead. There are areas of the world in which the United States simply cannot win unless we are ' -to commit ourselves years of misery and the loss of many, many American lives. If we have learned a during these recent dark days it might well be this: do we have to achieve -a better life Father George Theobald was The United States, to be sure, honored Thursday, May 15 with do its part. We now know a program given in his honor we can only defeat the Com- upon the occasion of his Silver munists by fighting at their,::iev 7 , Jubike m the P™^.^,^ el Guerilla troops we are cer- * P"S oi p -ine; scnooi ana mc rni *^ 1 -** ?• , country 11 and be the t re Un wfll be S- he serveTfor many'years. leSSCm _AI n 4* nmn f 4n tin coat Pn „„= mistakes"wTll'"not Pot 'O Gold shopping week, a . The Spirit of '76 can promotion sponsord by Algona thronged to local stores and en- You Can Address Questions To Him At BOX 66 KALISPELL, MONTANA r 21 to draw a line and boldly pro- ^revived Havana and Santiago businessmen, met with much claim the Russians cannot cross ir-il thp'Yorktown and Valley success last week. Customers it? The point we are trying co ^ a "°%7 another day " '"" ^ ' ' "~ make is that we have serious Forge of anotner aay. doubts that the sacrifices we are making—and the bigger ones we are prepared to . make—are appreciated. * * * Was not Laos a good example? The . Laotians themselves show-., ed no interest in fighting for their own salvation. And it is their; country; not ours. We may find' this same indifference in oiner;. parts of the world and the effort may not be worth it. .' Professional Directory i \ for, te«n-ttgcr« By Don Holligan ALGONA INSURANCE AGENCY ' J. R, (Jim) KOtP . Surety Bonds —.All Lines Dear Readers: Somewhere in the United States or Canada there's CY 4.3179 : 206 E. State INSURANCE A. J. (Arnie) Rlcklefs , ; . . Hospitalization , Health & Accident Life — Auto — Fire —Hail 2 E. State . CY 4-452U The United too soft in its dealings with >an 11-year-old boy (or 10 years old) who has never had a "real vaca- B .i' 4ion." More than likely he lives in a large city and is one of several :^ children in his family. Chances are the family's income is quite small, countries is whose own safety to protect. Take t BLOSSOM INSURANCE AGENCY ' . P^jj-^jjy ciiuuKii 'vu V&y '••***• i\*4*v t»»»»p* rjvij »**v o« „„».,_-__, —_,, — — — /YJJ ; AvltieS QI AQSUTflUCO' '. ! ' tl-e 'type of boy who knows he would like the great outdoors but Automobile T F,urniture Loan t who has never had much chance to find out for himself. He probably 7 N. Dodge Phone CY .4-r enough .to pay the rent and buy^the groceries.^ Maybe He probably has a tremendous appetite and especially likes milk has never had as much milk as he would like. He's a good-boy, » «• a^p^ We win^our'm'imons'ot"' «k«'i^b^^-fuihtak."^n though he may not have done much dollars into a country and sot fishing. ' .~ no terms of our own. Why should we not insist that a Nation which but ».»o .._,w. ..-« — --— -- --- • . . _. ~__i_ ti~ asks for our aid shall not stop helps around 4he house and minds and respects his paients. He playing footsies with the Com doesn't especially like to get into the bathtub but once in, he has munists who arc giving them to be pried out._He believes in God^ and attends church each Sunday, nothing? One can readily antici- .... ^^,--1- patcs what happens when the silualion is reversed and the Reds are offering help. BOHANNQN INSURANCE SERVICE I whether it be Protesltant or Catholic. As important as any point, he knows he's growing up and he wouldn't be '"afraid" if he happened to have the opportunity to spend a vacation away from his parents. It is no secret that we have If there's a boy with some or all of these qualifications reading been blackmailed by some fence- this (or his mother or father) and he would like to spend a month DUN & BRADSTREET MAKES A POINT.... A recent summary of business failures pointed put that "Consistent newspaper advertisers with quality products at a fair price, seldom are found in the going-out-of- business bracket." Now that we stop to think about it, that has been very true of the Algona business community over the years, tool ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES HIE. Call St. Algona, Iowa REACHING 5,500 AREA FAMILIES EACH ISSUE - ^^ u WWVJJ U4 straddling countries which brash- this summer in the Glacier Park area of western Montana, he or his suranceT m force. CY 4-3756. St. Ph. CY 4-4448 Home - Automobile - Farm Polio Insurance CHARLES D. PAXSON Dwelling, Auto, Liability.,; Life, General Phone CY 4-4518 .--. . KOSSUTH MUTUAL INSURANCE ASSOCIATION , Over $74,000,000 worth 'of in- ly tell us the Russians are ready parents should write to "Under 21" and say so. This is not a contest to give them a better deal if we but the chose boy will be selected on the basis of his letter or his don't ante up more American Barents' letter and the reasons why the youngster would like such ~l n 1l,...~ T — 1 ___ ] „ u : _i_ A -i __! " ,. a vacation. We don't want to hear from families who can afford a vacation themselves and their children. This time I'm being "prejudiced" dollars. I asked a high Administration official about this. Why, I wanted to know, can't we jusi yoi c^o'^ne^wyZS enough "so'that'only a boy-who is underprivileged or whose status sians. Go ahead and try." He agreed that we ought to try that approach. But, he reminded me, "I'd be out of a job tomorrow if for themselves and enough so that onl, borders on the underprivileged is eligible. I proposed it." * Egypt is a prime example of If you write or your parents write, give us your complete background There will be no publicity about this, no names will be published and no "winning" letter primed. In a few weeks I'll say that a winner has been chosen and name his town or city and that will be all. From then on arrangements will be made through the mail with M 4%,>T 4*b«ttv«Ax.v* immun^ VAU11OJ. O m4*»»w *••••-—• -- F -- -- *» — . . . -iJ" 4l_ + 1 * then crossed the line to the Rus- don't submit a name if your son ismt interested m the outdoors, in sians Well, the Soviets are do- fishing, hiking, spouts and horseback riding. The family making this me, well by the Egyptians, send- offer doesn't want 'to be "baby-sitters" but friends of the boy and ing tiiem goods by the shiploads, people who will enjoy his company as much as .they hope he will But mere 1 , a catch. Russia ha* enjoy, their* Okay? Lola Scuffbam. Sec I y H^RBST INS.. AGENCJX ( , For Auto, House. Household Boods, and Many' Other t'or Phone CY 4-3733 Ted 8, He?b«t Farm Bureau Mutual Ins, Co. Affiliated with Farm Bureau Auto (with $10 PeductiWe) Life •> Hail - Tractor Phone CY 4-3351 Don Stark, Mgr. HAROLD C. SUNPET Representing i State Farm Ins. Co. I UO K*O. fT Jlli+'PS !&¥» a - Phone CY 4-2341 UTO— LJF1— FWP--H A& . Chiropractor Dr. D. D. Arnold Chiropractor Over Penney's Office Phone,— CY 4-3373 Hours: 9:00 — 5:00 Open Friday Night , , Dr. William L. Clegg Chiropractor . 521 E. State St. Hours: 9:00 — 6:00 thru Sat 9:00 — 9:00 Friday Phi Off. CY 4,4677 Res. CY 4-344 DOCTORS 'MELVIN G. BOURNE. M.-D, Physician & Surgeon U8 W. Moore bt .Office phone CY 4-2348 Resident phone C'V. 4-2277 J. N. KENEFICK, M. D. Physician & Surgeon . • 211} W, State Street , O%£ phone,CY 4-2353 • Resident phone'CY 4-?6I4 0 The CAROL L. PLOTT. M.D. .. , JUU N. Moore Street Practice Limited to Surgery Ottice Hours by Appointment CYpress 4-486* Office 'CYpress 4-4331 Residence JOHN M. SCHVTTER, M.D. Residence Phone CY 4-2335 DEAN F. KOOB. M.D, Residence Phone QY 4-4917 Physicjans & Surgeons WO No. Dodge, Aigon,a Office Phone CY 4-4490 OPTOMiTRISTS DR. L, L. SNYDBR Optometrist 113 East State i J o Te ^P hon e CY 4-27U Closed Saturday Afternoons a surplus of watches, so she sends them to Egypt. But Egypt has no use for so many watches. Some of the things Egypt would like from Russia it can't get. This brings up the Cuba and dictator Sure, we could * * * Peer Dans: I have a very anrioying problem and it bothers mo terribly. When I meet a boy and we become friends, I'm all right Society The United States Iowa Phone 201 «a|ly but I didn't want to get too CRAWFORD INSURANCE SEBVIQE i Andy Crawford All Types Of Insurance ---•-*•• CY 4-2279 2 fSSVSJT MM-5 ^J£ZS£<££$££f$& W^ SS." be Farm Mqnagemenl difficult. But there's a little mat tcr of treaty obligations. Latin Dear Ice Cube: Apparently you've got an ingrown case of self- consciousness. Whether you realize it or not, a little voice inside you merica is watcng our actions is le iij n g you that you're just not ithat pretty, or have that much closely. Intervention is a distaste- DersonB iity that a boy should show more ^than a passing interest in ful woi'd south or the Bore *"• «- » • it doesn't I'm sorry . . . . SW i When a boy of your age shows he's interested in you, he's a imeryenuon . j ^ d u - w t to be a ty , pical girl you S h 0 uld feel flat- w tvit **»j»v* *t,M(i ii wija or even & mrfc/*vw* ^ ^ i A • i i f * \ Naval blockade. We can live with *ered. Always remember, it's a Hot nicer and much more fun to have this Communist stronghold just friends and admiring boys than it is 'to be on the outside looking in. off out shores despite the vtvul Good ' ' '' Dodg, Ph. CY 4-2S9J Serving Pals Alto & Kowuth Dw. SAWYER and ER1CK8ON Eyes Examined Contact Lenses Hearing Aid Glasses 9 East State Street „. AJfwa, Iowa Phone CYpress 4-2196 Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed Saturday Afternoon ' DINTISTS P«, KAHI, H, Iffi ? ] Pwce W Hopae Pederi Qlftce phone igf 4 mm&W 622 E. 4-JM4

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