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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, July 27, 1961
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t . V S i $»-<" •M?t< T/?e Lowdowfr On 'Farmer Smith' A great many real farmers don't'like the stunting,, of William T. Smith ,of Big Flats; New York, who was widely pictured iri newspapers with, a $6,100 Cadillac) which be 1 bought With proceeds from the feed grain, program. ; i Smith was trying ta ridicule the new pro* gram and- succeeded in places far removed from • the, big midwestern farm belt. organization, of which Smith is not cf. member, has fouhd enlightening, facts about -him. One of the rawest publicity stunts ever pulled at the expense of millions of genuine farmers who need) help has been endorsed 1 and ballyhooed by 20 Republican members of the United States senate. The nation's press, radio and TV made a celebrity several'weeks ago of William T. Smith of Big Flats, New York, by picturing him with a $6,100!Cadillac which '' he- i* buying with proceeds from the feed grain program. A- sign on , the rear of the Cadillac read: "Thank you JFK I Thank you Orville! Thank YOU if you voted for, them. We didn't 1 1 We- bought thisi car with money we received for not growing corn." A few days later. Smith drove to Washington and! was pictured again with his Cadillac. This time; he was given a luncheon- ovation- at' the Capitol by 20 senators, all Republican. Smith is also a Republican. Smith was identified simply as the JUST TO MAKE YOU MAD . . . •We'll reprint this' just to make, you mad . . . or at least it- made US mad. It has been- disclosed that another reason (other than' labor 1 boondoggling) which has sent th'e ! 'cost' of the 5 U.S. missile program soaring is that under the existing system of "cost plus fixed fee' contract",, a missile firm that -makes 10 missiles which fail earns more profit than a firm that- makes: one missile which works perfectly from the start. The arrangement actively encourages careless spending, and accounting, arid slipshod production, says Time- Magazine. With all' that under- your belt^-wjujti*P volunteer for a missile ride? "*•* »•"* * * * Just ta be pleasant, is not always easy, but it is worth the try. — Indianold Tribune * >r- * Old Proverb: Never insult an alligator until you have crossed the river. Upper Pea 111 E; Call Street-Ph. CY 4-3535— Algona. Iowa Second, dau po»l»g» paid at Algona, Iowa Issued Thursday in 1961 By THE UPPER DES MOIMES 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: BATES IN KOSSUTH co. On« Year, ip advance ... 13 00 Both Algon* papers, in combination, per year ".""s5.M Single; Copies _.--... lOc SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year, in advance „,___ „_ 14.00 Both AJgona paper* in combination, one year ....tfl.OO No subscription less than 6 months. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST v , J * Ij200-acre dairy, and poultry i farm flear'Blg Flats. A little research turn* ' ed up'fMe following information: ; v }\ Smith' inherited his farm, which is a ' consolidation of seven smaller farms. . ' , : j Itt addition? to the- farni Smhh operates a ,restaurant and;a dairy, products ; . - business4 , s ' ' ' -He'-is also-part owner of a bowling alley and a housing corporation. Until three year* ago. when fire destroyed some of his farm buildings. Smith manufactured plastic canoes on his farm. ' It would have' cost the government more eventually if Smith had stayed out of the program and not bought his Cadillac. Based on Smith's high yield history, it is estimated that the government would have paid about $3,300 more in support. Storage and handling the extra crop. Secretary Freeman referred to Smith at a press conference as a "gentleman farmer" and to his antics as a "publicity stunt." ^ We will add only that with more than 70 per cent of the farmers in this county in the program, many 1 of them have to be Republicans. In this neck of the woods, prosperity is non-partisan and has to be if We are to survive. A farmer like Mr. Smith could never know how good Secretary Freeman looks out here after eight, years of Secretary Benson with his lack of sympathy and understanding for agriculture and the declining income ha brought this part of the country. MORE SCHOOL CHANGES ? Over in our neighbor to the- east, Hancock County, some of the school districts requested that the State Department of Public Instruction make a study of the school systems of that county. ' 4iv%< They did. And their recommendation was that, the present six districts operating high schools be eventually consolidated' to one or at the most two. This suggestion came as something, of a shock to many residents of the districts involved, most of whom have voted for and' are now paying for greatly expanded, new school-* buildings * and the r l)kei in 'j-heir'b'wn cpmrriynities:'; * \ The Brifr News-Tribune had "this editorial comment on the subject recently: SCHOOL CHANGES ARE COMING The study report- of Hancock county schools released last week has no doubt touched off some conversation around the county, since- it would recommend cutting the number of high • schools from six to one or two. The study was requested by five of the six school districts.. The Klemme board was the only one not voting for the project although the superintendent there favored it. The request for the study was actually an alternative which the smaller districts could accept. The state department of public instruction has been in ~ the process of advising small school districts, that unless their curricula- improved state approval would not be forthcoming- Some districts in Hancock county are on the borderline in this respect. The study which took place was partially a step to delay action by the state department. It shows that Hancock county school districts are doing something toward further reorganization to improve efficiency and educational offerings. The recommendations were for long-range planning. They may be put into effect only as they are voted on by the residents of the county- One thing is certain. There will be some changes in the complexion of Hancock county schools in the- years to come. It can be by the initiative of the local school districts or it can come by demand of the state department through the cutting, of approval and state aid. t <• f ', 1 ,» ^ f 3 . i^^m^^/' :\ Men do, not fait tfeey fjj/n» up try!«0L WHAT IS THE BKT AD MEDIUM? For steady customer pull, spend your money on a scheduled newpaper advertising campaign. Local rates are generally inexpensive. This means you can use your newspaper throughout the seUiag- 5^-. . , change pioducts with, tba w»»Cfl. Tou have automatic control of your newspaper advertising." _— GEHL MAKUFAeTURING CO. promotion advice "Almost ev«ry store owner who use? newspaper advertising along with circulars gets better results. Circular* Buil $M* when you also use the newspaper. Newspaper ad* prolong the lite and pulling, power of th* ci»culat and build your gale up to a climax." — KNAPP & SPENCER, wholesale hardware buUelin Wf ARi HM6 TO SERVE YW AT Alt^UMf TH| A4QONA UPPER DiS MOINIS Read by 5,500 Families More than 3,OOO,o6o persons w*re kil)td or Injured in been . y«* ^served ... _ finVjA' Igona postmaster, .Iks, sti. Ji »» £ ?.£j, - •**•"' A BH4itollfi tfc - ** r QuYcuMlfl IVfefleeMff : rtyfredW dflesday' Cetfieti < f . ' '/.,>'< '.£„;;, ,!/ 1..I* <«».-~i**t-*««&»» j^^.-j—,M-—---s-». • - ' xi {; , y , J •" , • t . . * fi- •» A"'. ' .li I * >,1 bete (6-6)j apparent* ly had! play-off berths cinched as, thc jKossuth. County Baseball! .LeaguW season^drew 1 to a cjb^.el : ; 0nl/',tivo more^SiIndays 6ft ac* ' tion,:were slated>' fallowed byi-tiie play-off fof i tMb'fcHarripiorishipj Tha'otfier four:i66p. teams, {E^b'ke Algona, T-ittthkaOand Buffalo Center, seemeH.' tq-<' havef little chance; to. get .into; the firlst,'di- vision, ; , , - A ,* <* V + , • ; f ' H . .. **•< * ^ " « ! • 4', , greeted ' 'by • this warnin$~"a mass of cbld air is mpViAg in from* Canada""—earlieii' this w ; eek. r, th,e. co.ld air roust,have, ,/fek "Ufirief '2l <( "w>& dfeVbted'te asking . , you as a tiice gitliToday, 'w&'ll devote -HT, -, • '•iegihnimg'wJtH the age-gHoup of-1-3} 14-and 16{ I can say with authofiitv too-many- girfB-bfr those ages allow ithemaelVes -to 'Hike" a , ww«»»«—.y- »-•• 4, o , - ..u^-il-.- it.* .fe*M«» Ut, Jtv**uW>* t*J- L _ I.. , )-, she's, ^ F iecause he -.Sadto H-wHen the, tHe idea, back' Florida) T becae-it SSuSP 23$ 24," ^5 -and' 2STtne mercury hpuncedt over, the- 100) degree rfiark, with the high for the) period, a blistering 10,7; J.uly .24, The low during, the week .was 70 degrees^ ... Washington 1 ' * *•*' mhishtishts * * ^'XHlMMh. C7 ^y A- VWUV *«JU^^^LrV^M** Cmattml bv *•«• fern** JL WuMf Rifortfrym* Without talcing a position -one way or the other on strikes' in a labor- dispute we • do feel strongly about.. how much say-t so an individual-union/member las in, .determining! whether; he wants to walk off, his -jobi ,or not ;, ,; 'l,,,,,'',y^:.> • Some, unions;/ db" f v ; I$eriruifc( its members to, takej a sVoteTiinid^de- cide whether ..they; iw'arit'i to : go on strike..iBtit-,a • ;gr£ai> .-many inions inrthSs.''cpuntry, • represerit- ng several'million workers,, are not so- democratic. All: too, often, the important strike decision :ib made by a- handful of union; officers or at best a collective bargaining committee. ' • ; •• ' • • .:.'% Yfc :>ouldt,. like, to discuss, thi^question, at this time beoausft Congress- now has, an opportunity to inject a little democracy into these unions and.. at the same time protect many union members against unjustifiable, pay losses from strikes.. . , A bill has just been introduced in the Senate which would ac-'i complish this and in the; simp- est way possible. It merely provides that workers/vote in a secret ballot, saying they want to go on, strike or that. they, are opposed- to it That certainly is a fair approach, as 'almost anyone would agree.' ' ' ,Lj.•i • . * _ i-, • Sen. Karl Mundt of South Da- iota is the- author of this legis- ation. Ho has spme rather def- nite feelings about the inatiiUi ty of many union members' to exercise their democratic riglits and that they have no voice in something that affects them so personally. The Republican senator put it this way: "In my opinion this is both an unwholesome and an undemocratic situation, and I am certain that as a result; many strikes are called each year which do not in fact represent the majority will of the affected employees." This is not a -one-sided piece of legislation. It is sponsored jointly by Republicans and Democrats, including Sen. John Mc- Clcllan of Arkansas, chairman of the labor rackets committee. The bill was written largely by Maurice Franks, president of the National Labor-Management Foundation with headquarters Chicago. Mr. Franks has years of practical experience in the field of labor-management rela* tfons, and is a vigorous and ded* icafced advocate (or the cause 01 union democracy; * * * Actually, union members., would be wise to support the"—- J t proposal. There 'have serious work stoppages in ctipn with ^he building of" rnissile bases at a- time when W# icannot afford • such delays. The recent shipping; strijte is also still fresh in the memory Q( many of us. What? this alt m«mj, of course, is a wave of fresh now demands for Federal -IwawliUiaa to curb labor unions.' ^^ So the unions cpuld do themselves a great service by coming out four square for this legis^ lotion. If nothing else, it would certainly eliminate, s^jvijti^; ^liujh.- are not suiporjic^- by % majoSfe''' of the workers involved in a la. bor dispute. the Federal Government sitting down as a third party at the bargaining' table. The Mundt suggestion, as we said, is simple in design and has only one goal- insight—to strengthen the democratic', .' process' ; within labor. unions.' : •Under ;the.'Mundt plan the secret strike ballot would be supervised ;byi a three-man election committee. One member would be chosen by the union, another/by .the employer and the. third by union members and the employer. If they cannot agree on this third member, he would be picked by the director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service.' , . \ • ' . ». . * "Since the average worker faces few economic questions during his life as important as this one-^—whether to go on strike or not—he should be able to make, this decision in an atmosphere' free from coercion, intimidation and mob hysteria. 1 ; No strike vote would be taken, during the 60-day "cooling off- period now provided by tew. If; after this 60- days the issues have not have resolved and the union, wants to. strike then the secoet ballbt would be taken, , ' ••:, • '.;'*'.• .>*•'This means that for 60 days: 'the union and .the,employer can, negotiate in an atmosphere entirely free of strike threats since there would be no .,reason on which to base such threats. Another beneficial aspect of this, plan is that by the 60th day the issues between the parties will be clearly drawn. So when a union member gets ready to mark his secret strike ballot he will have all the facts at his dis* posal and then can decide com' pletely on his own the direction, in which he is willing to move. We fail to see how this plan cannot bring, about greater harmony and understanding but above all a democratic boost to every member of a labor union. .A M33> graduate- of Titonka high school, Donald Banta, enlisted in the Royal 'Canadian Air For.ce,, according to a lettetf Deceived'- by friends recently./ '•• 1 ., . ,-' ., . :.«u. ,.,•-,».- • *•••: ;'•"'. , . Kossuih. county residents donated; 3,025 pounds of old aluminum during* the week as the county's part in a, nationwijdc drive to collect that metal 'to help speed : defense- work. On the basis of aluminum, used in the manufacture of airplanes, the 1% tons would be sufficient for one large »bomber- or 5 thrice pursuit planes. H. S. Montgomery of Algona was chairman ;of the'drive. About half of the metal came from, Algona-. and" surrounding areas. • ' -'•'.* * According: to the' front page' of the UDM, the hot weather may have been causing more than discomfort to citizens. The statement-'was based oh> the fact; that three new divorce petitions had been filed in disrict court— an indication that the heat was causing persons to fight more— even iri the home. . Movies ttlaied to show at Algeria's two theaters during the 'nextweek included "The Shepherd Of The Hills' 1 , with John Wayne, Betty Field ajid Harry Carey, "Blondie In Society", with Penny Singleton and Arthur, Lake,^ and "Devil Dogs Of The Air", : with Pat O'Brien, James Cagney : and Margaret Lindsay. a.aniiar 100 many, «o»w>r. mnso» w»" y ,"»e- •*jr*rrt'*7ii"»x*,"'; i - i {life \Vill hewer,be tHe'sam^ agftihc 51, ,i-: |*"£^i\H,-'; lan't haippeni you isay,?'l!t d^ieveiydayftbepye,,.aie,,; . Y,eu,,oider,' jjlrife,,y,ou; giris of, I6i. ifrwanf. 1% slould; tikve more ' common/sense, because you're: oldjet., xou> db> haveTthafr sense and usualli? donlt consideu a, boy, miadly in love, with, y.ou j|is,t, because of his smile. However, far too many of> you plice?-more'importance on your'dating than' you should.. Girls aija- rations muohrhjore serious minded than boy»»and in'so many cases of a boy dating, the same girl four weekends in a row, she conflidefBiitKey're-going- steady and are psacticaiBy' engaged: Whenjitljey, .park for thetflujsb, ttmej she believes -"proving! 1 her- love is 'expected of her. Otherwise her boy friend. Will'be disappointed land haye bis "feeiings hurt,"* To the credit/ of-a large percentage o£ girls, they- don't want to park^donU. want to iget, and they want (their da'tfes ahd'the-ir steadies to respect' them and keep hands off. But somewhere along the way betweent, thete;.good inteftltibns andJ -the? front':•'door?'of; itheiB• -homes, some-of'-'these-•?&!? ralk>^. themselves, to ber coaxed or talked into dbings.dmejthirfg they'know i^'Worig/: .' , .-'..' • As T ipointeW but iri ;last week's 1 column to -the boys} in most cases the gtofe ^n6* ; cclhsKiei> parlfl;h^ ; and.ipettiing?asroU!tirie parts of dates are usually ,ther,(mesj whq igeb by, whp>don't wind^ up ih maternity homes; It's, 'the- sitraight-A- giifls, the class leaders; the/giri who has always been-taughit righfeirdni wrong—'these are the girls who bring shame<'a^disg'raAe-itp-'. : tHein^ves- < -a^.their..flainiUes;-'i : . ; . ;•-'.. '. V".'.•''i '.• ' *..-.•,'*•.,.. * • ' Last week the boys were told to- respect the girls they dale— I'm hoping jthsit siermpnc started-'sbme' boys^ ithinjiing. Where you girls are concerned^ ^qi), qniy,-;ha,ve 'to.'act the way you know your mothers want you to'act and you'll never have any trouble with back seat petting.arLd,,.wprse...r,\ , ,. < , / -» -, „ '. Therefis no• cornpromise for good•• sense. I' don'it.'care how much you like your ; 'bby_. friend', how much he-may plead or «oax or how much you convince -yourselves, "nothing -can^happen^" Be a lady and the type ofigirl 'who can, always look her mother in the eye. Do.rilt sneak'pff to a;driLye,-iin,movie,'ve, been,,told,they're not for- you. Don't ^ake-a : - sip- of beer,or-a puff'pf ^cigarette just to "get ithe taste/' That firstpuff -from the cigarettes arid-firstsiip of beer are no different than : parking for 4he first time "just Ito talk." Don'it. .-'.'.' v - ' ., * * , » , ' I've talked, to toOinwuiy girls who, lowered; their standards "just this once'' and iS you, could' have sail in on the* conversations, knowing: how lives 'have* been changed, how much, misery' has developed and how much,- shame* -these girls feel,' you'd' never again want to hear the w.ord:;"park."' B^ aHWashionied, be a "cold-fish 1 ' but be a lady—always;; '•>',' Professional Directory INSURANCE A. J. (Arnii) Rieklefs Hospitatyzatioiv' Health & Accident Life — Autq — Fire — Bail 2 E. State CY 4-452U Chiropractor AliGONA INSURANCE AGENCY J. R. ('4tn) KOLP Surety Bonds — All Lines of Insurance CY 4-3178 2.06; B. State THE FILES, OF IPPER DES July 26, 1951 The state V; F. W. Pow. Wow. will be held in Algona Oct. 2021. Commander Ernie Anfinson and Quartermaster Herb Mbnt- gomery extended an BLOSSOM' HfSUHANCE AGENCY All Lines, of Insurance Autpmobilc - Furniture Loan 7 N. Dodge Phone CY 4-2738) BOHANNON INSURANCE SERVICE 5 N. Dodge Phone CY 4-4443 Home - Automobile - Farm Polio AtOQNA fi9En DES MOINEa • • *• • ' July 3i> 1941 ••',•'»*« ier WM ru|h»d , www - hospital in Air in" very' critical condition ""i-foot fall in, an lend where-' the ^.^..d. He struek a. .halfway through; hi* Janded on a concrete • •- a broken n<^sk. towns was narrowed to Atlantic and Algona and after a flip of the coin, Algona won. The Pow Wow is a fun session, but plans for the coming year arc also discussed and a, program is. given, 1 * * * A new superintendent of Municipal utilities for the'City of Algona was hired by- the, board of trustees of th,e.municipal pror. perties. The new superintendent is T. J. Palmer of Sumner, Pal- .mep will succeed Cl U, Ppljard who has been superintendent here for the pest 12 yfears, and who resigned several months ago. * * * Mrs. Jo« Madden and Jqan, Fenton, returned from a trip to Europe. W&le there they visited with the James MaJtorys at pberstorf, Bavaria. Mrs. Malloi-y is the former Lavon Madden, daughter ol the JOB Maddens.., * «,»,•" The following Lone Rock; CHARLES. Di PAXSON Dwelling, Auto, Liability, Life, general Phone CY 4r4512 KQSStTOf; MUTfUAt, INSURANCE ASSOCIATION Over $74,000,000 worth of in- sunyw:« in fprce. CY'4'-3756 A LpUv Scuffhanv For Auto. House, Household! Goods, and Many Othei' : Forms. Phono CY 4f*3T33 , Te4 S; Herbst Fwm Buraau MMtual I|«. Co. Affiliated with F^rm Bureau lone CY 4-3351 Pop Stark, Mg^r, ._, u. men in r ' - . know, ..... sjays ahead °l moiiture was _.VL.t.«.M ~*i. iWOOO lur&nce reported ops in the .I,IU«B>«»W ws« in prc^.— w «8 s^|4'% continue j «QJ» "IP w*eJf w so, qepcnaip^ weather conditions. • A;¥«f' ' '' o| Jwveste4 o^ts, w« », awBit that riux as-hjigb, as .."they inst t^'sg costly sr es— costly to the workers as w i# : UM,* employers— some attempi u wilT be made in Congress to But through punishing A And he certainly does not *- ' » » ' ^ -dj§4 ftj9n49y and Sb4ren; « * * Three Kossuth girls won place Ja'e«^s'9!,; the C«.....„ Sports- Festival at the fair- groijnds. They %re Carpi Ca^Ues, 15 year old daugfetej- of the Cwl> Callics, Titonka, who pounde^ tlie honors in thjp 18 and under t " 4nver event, Mrs. Albert Fjsh, Corwlfe .WPA frsl pfe?» over If division in tlie same event, Marian Bt-ayes, Fenton, wcw the girls basebsll throw at the festival. A}1 will b» *^W* to *at*s - tM» «*te contest'»t: Bujt, ' All Types OS "Iriswrancs Office phone CY ' '"*- > Or. D. D. Arnold Chiropractor- Over- penney's Office, P,hone — C}Y 4-3373 Hours:- 9:00 — 5:00 Open, Friday Night Dr. Willjam L. Clegg Chiropractor 521 B. State St. Hours: 0:00 -*-• 6:00' thru Sat. 9:00 — 9:00 Friday Ph. Off. CY 4-4677'Res. CY 4-3409 DOCTORS MELVIN G. BOURNE, M. D. Physician & Surgeon 118 N. Moorq St. Office phone CY *-2345 Resident phone CY: 4-227' 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. Di, HO N. Moore Street Practice Limited^ to Surgery Office Hours, by^ Appointment CYpress 4-486i Office CYpress 4-4331 Residence JOHN M. SCHUTTEH, M. D. BeBidpncie, fhons (5YT 4-2336 05AU P, KOOBi M. D. Besidonce PjipneCY 5 4-4917 PhysjcianR & Surgeons 220 »p. Sqdge, Algona Phone CY- 4/-440Q^ OPTOMETRKTS 4-27K Dw, 8 AWYf B aid es Examined Lenses Hoiirs/ Cussed! to 5;QQ p.jq. Alternoonj DiNTISTS OB, jr. B. HARRIS, JR, ev

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