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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, January 30, 1962
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a (la.) (Jpp»f DM Main** Tolsselfly; January 30, 1962 STRICTLY .BUSINESS „ -j --L -.:..--...-^--.. J -..-....^.-.. . ... ,...< a L^.^.^.~i£^ ..e& A<£. . „ ^ POSTAL RATES GOING UP Congress lost no time In getting to work on d revision of postal rates, and the bill with all Its proposals for rate increases has already passed the House. It still must achieve approval in the Senate, and that appears likely. Everyone will be affected by the rate revi-, slon, some more than others. Mailing rates for newspapers, for example, will be increased. Strangely enough there has been no intense opposition from most of the papers concerned, although there have of course been objections. The U.S. mail at 5 cents a letter is still a pretty good buy. But there were some interesting comments oh third class rates, which also will get a good kick upward. Third class mail is that class sometimes referred to as "junk mall". One member of the house called this type of mail "unwanted circulars, promotion schemes. Worthless material and sheer junk." Another said "housewives are tired of being conveyor belts between the mail box and the waste basket." So, come July 1, all postal rates will unquestionably be increased. Whether the rate increase will reduce the total volume of junk mail remains to be seen. If it doesn't, one think is certain; it will yield a lot more revenue for Uncle Sam. * * * "I WANT A RAILROAD" Don Robinson In The American Press - I dm fed up with being a man without a railroad — and it should never have happened. When the government permitted the Lehigh Valley Railroad to discontinue its passenger service, I suddenly became one of thousands of commuters and travelers who were forced on to the already teeming highways to get places. Yet 'th'ere sits a practically idle stretch of 500 miles of railroad track used only for an occasional freight train, which could be making a major contribution to the transportation problem. The case of the Lehigh Valley is not an exception — it is a trend. While the government is" spending billions to build new highways, it seems to be encouraging the safest and best rrj^ans of travel to go to pot. I am strongly opposed to government ownership of railroads, or even government operation of passenger trains, but even such choices would certainly be preferred to elimination of passenger service at a time when one of our nation's major problems is the transpor.tu.of.jts growing population. :Ww*w«i» * I have been reading for years about big studies which have and are being made of the transportation problem gnd have kept hoping thjbt some sound answers might be acted upon. But time continues to pass and nothing happens. . If a sound plan is in the offing, it might be Well to establish some interim rules — one of wliich should certainly be that no more passenger service be terminated and that former service be reinstated — even if it requires substantial subsidies. My New Year request of the government is: Please give me back my railroad. NOT A BIT BASHFUL Spain will ask the U.S. for a guided-missile destroyer, a medium-sized carrier, and other naval units to strengthen her navy, it has been reported from Madrid. The ships, under the Franco plan, would be built in Spanish shipyards, with U.S. funds, and supervision. The Spanish army and Air Force is also reported to be compiling shopping lists, according to the news report from Madrid. If this report is accurate, it would seem that Dictator Franco hasn't lost any brass. His new requests are based on the fact that Spain has permitted the U.S. to build on Spanish soil air bases tied in with the NATO protective setup for defense of the Western hemisphere. Also, around the corner, is the fact that the U.S. will lose its similar bases in Morocco next year, and thus might need the Spanish bases even more. Well, if Franco gets what he wants, it represents about $300 million or so, and maybe that's cheaper than finding new bases. But • Franco isn't proving a bit bashful, is he? "ShooU A nice pattern, doesn't it 2." (Matted Commtestofl had helped eftpialntfe situation to county resided, howevfeiV and fall d&m- efl ealmrfih, the H Wesley frdtit, again. It seems the* secretary of air commerce,.- WashingloivDi C M had or- I dered that all such airfields in the United States', should have a full- time guttd'fb help 4 control -unscheduled- flights during war time. tlrtdlfr, led&a} ,laty, ' the " c6iiMy ' 'l&S You Can Addf«* Question^ To Him At BOX 66 KALISPELL, MONTANA 'Dear Dan: Wy girl friend arid I are very puzzled. Moys we've gone around with have dropped us like something too hot to handle because . » cents per hour; An Algona girl, Ruby Turner, « in We always 'treat them as friends and nothing mote. This bfle boy has l " an 10 told us several times we'll get bad reputations if we keep on liking b oys only as friends.: We're sure other girls have this same problem and would like your Washington , Who W^s in her sophomore year opinion. - Only Friends. in home ecdno'mics at Iowa State Dear -Friends: The boy is a little confused. No girl will ever damage College, Ames; was one of 40 coeds her reputation when she treats a boy as a friend. You can t put on an named as a, member of a class on act and treat a boy on a date as your one and only steady when there's ambulance driving. A total of 250 nothing there. Don't worry about this situation. .girls applied, for membership in , * * * the class, which, was designed to ' Dear Dan: My father was arrested two weeks ago for drunken driv- train the girls as drivers' in case ing and ever since then the kids at school have treated me miserably. they were needed.' There's no doubt that Dad was drunk but why should all my friends * • * tease me about him ? The annual* meeting of the AI- Today was the final blow when this boy I really like walked up to gona Creamery Co: was held in me and called me dirt. What can I do about this ? I'm writing to you the high school gym here Saturday through tear-filled eyes, — Crying. noon, and a total of 1200 persons Dear Cry ing: It's human nature for kids and adults alike to kick were served dinner preceding the aii individual when he or she is down. You're "down" because of your annual business meeting in the fever's actions and because you are, your "friends" are following the auditorium. A program of music ag e. 0 ld pattern. and dancing was also featured. The crowd was larger than the I think if you made'your'teacher aware of what's going on~she * * highlights mm O O * * THE NEW 6TH DISTRICT There are some interesting figures available on the voting tendencies of the 18 counties now in the new Iowa 6th Congressional district — and none of them are cause for joy on the part of Democrats in the district. Of the 18 counties in the new district, 13 of them voted Republican in the 1960 congressional election, and only five went Democratic. Of the five that went Democratic, four were in the old 6th district, only one in the old 7th district which began west of Palo Alto county. Taking the voting figures of the 18 counties involved that will now be in the new 6th district, 54,9 percent of the vote was Republican, and In the Congres- AI „ « irger inan ine m jg n t read the riot act to the others and make them realize you have creamery 8 offfis. f ? ° rding t0 > control over what your father does. ^ Dear Dan: Here are the facts: I'm going steady with Nan and have *i. am d -t» nm i?« 0 eWfc „„„„»„ ,,, O nn bcen since last spring. Anyway, a St. Valentine's Dance is coming up teams from Kossuth county were and she told me , flst n , ht she , g g- oing to it with a friend of her brot fi er , vs all set for the annual county tourn- who is ta college In other wordS) she , s asking this guy to be her date> hleh school evm Thursday Fri^ ' Sh * sa ys she doesn 't want to go with him but her brother asked her President Kennedy has just pre- where the money comes from and da t Saturday and Mondav* Feb < tp be a good s P° rt and ask him - That leaves me high and drv - No other sented Congress with the biggest the other where it goes. The rev- 5.9 ' Ther e were three games' girlwm go to ^ dance with me because they'll all know they're peaceUme budget in history — enue dollar is sliced like a pie,into scheduled Thursday afternoon, second choice. . J. WeMf Report from thetfctbn't Cmpitil \y Hcjr F< $92.5 billion. And he says it will be four pieces. The largest of these three Thursday night four games Vfhat does a guy do when his girl tells him a story like I've been a balanced budget. is called "individual income taxes" Friday night beginning at 6 p.m. told ? — Stranded. Well, a balanced budget Is a which provides fifty-three cents of and j wo ea< ^ Saturday and Mon- Dear Stranded: You take a good long look at the rules for going warm, comforting term. It makes the revenue dollar. Corporation dav The championship came was Steady and decide then and there you've had it. I think your girl is -.•..^JlnUI.* 00 *.' . .., ' r . -. .. i . . rflprvino fho "tfnnH cnnff." rniifino inn for onrl if oho iiratitr* *A ftn *« *U« one feel good to hear it expressed, income taxes makes available 28 to begin at 9 li.iri. Monday. Tf'c Illra Irnmifinrf fVinf tinl'11 l*n**A /*«%»tt-«i *lvsiir>«* lr\\rt\n 1 1 e\f\**tn nvifl ** ••,.", . 45.1 percent was Democratic sional vote. Of the six counties transferred from the old 6th district into the new 6th district, the' Democratic vote exceeded the Republican, 23,560 to 20,831. But in the 13 counties formerly in the old 7th district and now included in the new 6th district (of which Kossuth is now a part), the total Republican vote was 77,583 and the Democratic vote 57,333. Thus it is quite clear that the counties from the old 7th district now in the new 6th 'district more than offset the Democratic edge of the five counties from the,old 6tfii. district included In the new district. The state legislature gerrymandered the counties around so that the few Democratic ones from 1960 - Calhoun, Kossuth, Palo Alto and Pocahontas — plus Woodbury from the old 7th, are considerably outvoted by the 13 Republican counties on the basis of the 1960 returns* and voting preferences. Woodbury incidentally, which includes Sioux City, gave the Democrats an edge of only about 800, a margin that was far offset by the smaller and less populous Sioux county, for example, which gave the Republicans a margin of over It's like knowing we'll cents, excise taxes, 11 cents, and just the right amount of cash on all other forms of revenue, eight hand when the installment bills cents. come in for the refrigerator, the . * . television set and that new so-cal- The "where it goes" dollar is cut p led low-price automobile. into six slices. As you would sus- KODert » • • pect the largest slice is labeled How do we achieve a balanced "national defense, international budget? It's not easy.. What the and space." It carries the figure President has proposed is that of sixty-three cents. This means carrying the "good sport'" routine too far and if she wants to.go to the dance with her brother's friends,'she's showing me she doesn't think " ' . . ... very much of you. Movies slated to show at AI- ' ' • » » , eona's two theaters included, "The ; _ • • ; '' ..'•• _ , , , . ... . Night Of January 16th», with . Dear Dan: Every time I want to go out with a boy I practically stoh Ellen Drew Nils have to beg W 'Parents and even then it doesn't work half the time. Marearet Haves-' "An-' *' m a girl °* nearl y 17 and have been on exactly eight dates in my life ?or Love" with'Char- and nbne °? lthem in a car - Dad has the idea that aU boys are bad and ' Sullavan- only date girls f 9 r what they can get out of them. True, there are nasty Dana ' boys , around town but most of the fellows I know are fine arid decent and £»..i respect the girls. I've tried to tell my parents that and mv brother sticks _ p Anne wuta* respect ** glrls - waiter Uncle Sam spend $92.5 billion this that sixty-three cents out of every Andrews, Anne ^axier, .««"** up for me but Mon ^ and Da d have their own ideas year on the whole sweep of Fed- dollar spent by the Federal gov- Brennan and Walter Huston, All- „_. _ _—_ t __ __ T _ i-i _ t eral governmental services — de- 'ernment this year will go for the American coea .^witn fense, dams, surplus crop storage, defense of this country, our ef- „?"£,„•„ health, education and welfare and forts in space and the various for- the Peace Corps. eign aid programs. The next slice a or dn ° *••*«•€«.«. ^u»^o. s»6" «"« piueiauia. J.1IC IICAL ante TJ, xr.,11,,,,11, annrt nW Rnw *" lu sl Now we can balance the budget is ten cents for interest on the na- £ iver Valley ' Wlth good °" Roy young Frances ^ an you suggest any, means I might use to show them they're and Johnny Downs; OTO " g? -<P\, u 1U . " with Robert Tay- . Dear °.F.: Your own brother can be used as a classic example. Is Turner; and "Red heja bum , °, r ;does your father take the easy way out of the argument , - . —. flnn RBV .np'a rhfl **ovr»onfirin ** \l/ae irmivi fr>4-Un« n u..«. ._.i i._ . . , :, and sav ' he s the ,. Was your father a bum when he was $pper 6,000. Our only conclusion is that the new Iowa 6th Congressional district, barring an unforseen 111 E. Call Street—Ph. CY 4-3535—Algona, Iowa upheaval, is certainly loaded for the Republi- Bcoond clan po«Uge paid at Algona. Iowa Cans. Issued Tuesday in 1962 By * * * THE OPPSH EES MO^ P ML , 5 H,HG CO. UNDEREST , MATE[) R. B. WALLER, Editor & Publisher DON SMITH, News Editor Sheldon Mgil - Sometimes we think the MER ^J PR £££r£? ve £ isinfi Mgr - authorities and officials underestimate the pub• JACK PURCELL. Foreman |j c> r For example, the matter of the cost of post- office operation of which we have heard so much. We do not think the general public is too concerned with the postoffice deficit as long as postal service is adequate. Neither do we think there would be any general objection to increasing the costs of running the post office department if those increased costs brought increased services. In the same vein, we do not think there would be any general objection to Iowa increasing the size of its Highway Patrol, and we feel that such an increase would be a good thing, from several standpoints. The appearance of a patrol car seems to make any driver wonder if he is driving correctly; the more frequent such appearances would be me more thought, we assume, would be devoted to driving, and that should have a beneficial effect. Also, with the addition to the highway system of the stretches of Interstate Highways, it would seem to us that more patrolmen would be needed to patrol these new roads. We believe a good increase in the patrol would result in a decrease in the number of accidents, in the na^ ture of a sort of preventive medicine. in only one way. We must haye tional debt. All the four others are revenues that will total $92.5 and'for six cents each — veterans pro- so everything will come out even, grams, agriculture, health and These revenues come from many welfare, and all other programs of nad an ambition — Joseph DeWinler, local youth, sources but principally from tax- the national government, es. Income taxes we are all fa- do something about the Japs. He was recently discharged from the miliar with. But there are corp ! Or- : * Mr. Kennedy expects to balance Cqas.t,, guard because of a knee in- ation taxes, the gasoline taxes and : this budget; But'it will be difficult. jury j -and hmmediately enlisted/in ^ excise taxes. Some money comes Too many factors can upset the the;R6yal - Canadian ; Air Force. ' from tariffs and some from a doz- applecart. Any kind of recession He had received orders to report "• Professional Directory en other sources. will throw it out of kilter. A major i" March and was' slated to be- strike, say in the automotive or come a second lieutenant following INSURANCE But $92.5 billion is a whopping steel indsutries, would create ser- six months training, big figure and the cash register ious unemployment problems and * * * will have to ring briskly if this deprive the Treasury of expected money can truly be achieved. If revenues, it isn't the Federal Government slips further in the red. The Na- Michacl Strcit, son of Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Streit, Algona, camo down with the measles Saturday. Any new crisis around the world He was a member of the kinder- A. J. (Ainie) Ricklefs Hospjtalization Health & Accident Life — Auto — Fire — Hail 2 E. State CY 4-4529 NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE American Newspaper Representatives, Inc. 404 Fifth Ave., New York 18, N. Y. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN TRADE AREA One Year, in advance _ _ $4 00 Both Algona papers, in combination, per year $800 Single Copies ^ - lUc SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE AREA One Year, in advance __ _ $5 00 Both Algona papers, in comblna.tion"~p : !if~yt ; ar $700 No subscription less than 6 months. —»'-w OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST THIS NEWSPAPER IS READ BY MORE FAMILIES IN KOSSUTH COUNTY THAN ANY OTHER PUBLICATION - DAILY, WEEKLY OR MONTHLY. THE AIGONA UPPER DES MOINES KOSSUTH COUNTY'S FAVQBJT* NEWSPAPER tional debt now stands at some- might force us to step up our de-' garten class at the high; school thing like $285 billion all of which fense spending. This has happened building. means that we haven't kept a frequently in the past. '„„._,* * ' * real good check on our bookkeep- So remember this figure — $92.5 R °y Christenscn went to Chicago ing. In other words, over the billion. Paste it on the back of the Sunday. He planned to attend years wa have spent $285 billion pantry door. Let's see how close spring market,week to purchase more than we took in. You and I we come 'to' balancing the budget. B° ods f ° r "» sto ^ e he ™Miss EJvelyn Chamberlin had taken over as pastor of the Swea City Gospel Tabernacle, replacing Rev. Wm. Keldermann, who resigned and moved to Leighton. ALGONA INSURANCE AGENCY. J. R. (Jim) KOLP Surety Bonds — All Line? of Insurance CY 4-3176 206 E. State wouldn't run our own household this way but with the Federal government that's something else again. . • * * President Kennedy is convinced he can come up with a balanced budget. But there are many — even in his own party — who believe that he cannot. The "Doubting Thomases" feel he has understated the cost of the government BLOSSOM INSURANCE AGENCY All Lines of Insurance Automobile - Furniture Loan 7 N. Dodge Phone CY 4-2735 Send Four To Leader Meeting BOHANNON INSURANCE , SERVICE 5 N. Dodge Phone CY 4-4443 Home - Automobile - Farm Polio Insurance services he wants to provide and overstated the extent of revenues. The President without question is determined to achieve a balanced budget. Every President likes FROM THE FILES OF THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES Feb. 3, 1942 Four delegates from Kossuth county attended the 12th annual 4-H Leaders' Recognition Day at Iowa State University, Monday, • • • Jan. 29, reports County Extension The, county board of supervisors Associate, Robert C. Johnson. Mrs. to boast that he can come up with had been receiving plenty of crjtj- Ben Anliker, West Bend; Mrs. Ed a balanced budget. But there is clsm since a guard had been hired Arend, Algona; Joseph Skow, We& an unknown factor here which has on a 24-hour per day basis for ley and Gary DeBoom, Algona, not been entirely taken into ac- the Hauptman airport near Wes- made up the c o u n t y delega- CHARLES D. PAXSON Dwelling, Auto, Liability, Life, General Phone CY 4-4512 count — Congress. » • • It is Congress which actually decides how much money will be spent and for what purpose. The President presents his program to Congress, listing what he wants to spend and where. Congress can accept his suggestions or ignore them. Most often than not Congress goes its own merry way, zealously guarding its right to hold the purse strings. One of the toughest jobs of covering the news in Washington is the annual chore of trying to figure out the budget. It comes in a book that weighs several pounds and is larger than a Sears-Roebuck catalogue. We are fortunate in that we are able to obtain a copy several days in advance of the time the President actually submits it to Congress. In fact, thi; press has the budget even before it is distributed to members of Congress. • * » Hours are spent poring over the fine print. This year's budget has 1171 pages. The last Eisenhower budget was 952 pages long. Every pag« contains some discussion of how the taxpayer's money will bo spent. Hundreds and thousands of dollars mean nothing. The Big Book talks only about billions. To over simplify this whole problem of the budget let us pkture two silver dollars. One represents ley. A letter from the Iowa Aer- tion. KOSSUTH MUTUAL INSURANCE ASSOCIATION Over $74,000,000 worth of insurance in force, CY 4-3756. Lola Scuffham, Sec'y Chiropractor Dr. D, D. Arnold Chiropractor Over Penney's Office, Phone. — CY 4-3373 Hours: 9:00 — 5:00 Open Friday Night Monday—Wednesday—Friday Dr. William L. Clegg Chiropractor 521 E. State St. Hours: 9:00 — 6:00 thru Sat. 9:00 — 9:00 Friday Ph. Off. CY 4-4077 Res. CY 4-3469 DOCTORS Ci. BOURNE, M. D. Physician & Surgeon 118 N. Moore St. Office phone CY 4-2345 Resident phone CY 4-2277 J. N. KENEFICK, M. D. Physician & Surgeon 218 W. State Street Office phone CY 4-2353 Resident phone CY 4-2614 HERBST INS. AGENCY For Auto, House, Household Goods, and Many Other Forms Phone CY 4-3733 Ted S. Herbst Farm Bureau Mutual Ins. Co. Affiliated with farm Bureau Auto (with $10 Deductible) Life - Hail - Tractor Phone CY 4-3351 Pon Stark, Mgr. HAROLD C. SUNDET Representing State Farm. Ins. Co. 70S So. Phillips St. Algona Phone CY 4-2341 AUTO—LIF&-FIRE—HAIL DALE W. LOCKWOOD The Equitable*Life Assurance Society Of The United States Burt, Jowa Phone 201 *MTTH 1 vwy n»wftt •» flnart hi fo»»pitali*y, food and wvico , air-conditioned roonw i|nd lyites with fm TYgnd/adio. faqted Swimming Pool in gorden jetting, rfclidny Dining Boom T Coffte 9iop r Hew Metropolis Stodium and airpqrt » fply minutw t» downtown MinneapolU pnd St . ftiul . Banquet - Meeting Fa f |lifie$ f«r up to 200. Children undjr 12 Fr«» CRAWFORD INSURANCE SERVICE Andy Crawford All Types Ol Insurance Office Phone CY 4-2379 Farm Management flwiw HJMo8-7?n TWXMJ»754 V< S. IntorMote 494 It 34th Avenue MINNEAPOLIS 12 Vi N Dodge Ph. CY 4-2891 CAROL L. PLOTT. M. D. 110 N. Moore Street Practice Limited to Surgery Office Hours by Appointment CYpress 4-4864 Office CYpress 4-4331 Residence JOHN M. SCHUTTER. M. D, Residence Phone CY 4-2335 DEAN F. KOOB, M. D, Residence Phone CY 4-4917 Physicians & Surgeons 220 No. Dodge, Algona Office Phone CY 4-4490 OPTOMETRISTS L, L, SNYOfiH Optometrist .. 113 East State Algona Telephone CY 4-2715 Closed Saturday Afternoons DM. SAWYER and ERICKSON Eyes Examined Contact Lenses Hearing Aid Glasses 9 East State Street _. Algona, Iowa Phpne CYprew 4,3189 Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5;OQ p.m. Closeci Saturday Visual•Anayiis' & Visual Training 108 South Harlan St, * DENTISTS «?*** ft. m Home Office phone CY 1 1, HARRIS, JR. Phpnt QY

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