The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 6, 1962 · Page 10
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 10

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, February 6, 1962
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UNIT IN CABINITt The administration is proposing that we another cabinet pos< and department to our governmental, organization, a "Department of t'Urbah Affofrs." . President Kennedy's reasons for suggesting . this is that the country Is more urban than rural, •Hhaf there already are many governmental agen- r "th» dealing in urbafi affairs such as housing, and that these could all be belter handled under -a- new Department of Urban Affairs. This all may be true, and it is eertairtly true • that we have quite a growth of miscellaneous ; departments dealing with cities, housing, and ^financing of various kinds. " The Republican opposition is seething be- 'cause the President has also announced that he -Would appoint 1 a Negro as the cabinet member ."to head up this new department, and if the Re' publicans oppose the move they will seem to be 'opposing the appointment, hence a potential loss cdf votes from members of the Negro race. To us, the question of whether the cabinet ' head is white or black is not the major point. ' The question is, does the country need a ; new unit of government such as a Department of Urban Affairs ? £ Creating such a department, if previous ex. parience is anything to go by, will call for a 'whole new set of employees, officials, administrators, etc. even though other units would be absorbed into the Department of Urban Affairs. Thus we are making big government bigger — and more costly. Secondly, We wonder whether this is really , a field that the Federal government should enter. It is clear that in matters of interstate highways a unified approach is necessary. It is also clear that in matters of public housing, only a Federally-run program con coordinate suck a project. But no two cities ore alike. And is it the function of a cabinet department to step into the act with a view of directing the government of the cities ? In the normal course of events, any city should tackle and solve its own problems, just as individual school districts should, without a unit of government in Washington getting into the act. If big cities are for this new proposal they must see ways and means of nicking the Federal Ireasury along the way, with the help of a new department. We hardly think they are in favor of giving up control of their own municipality to a Federal agency. 5 There may be more, gpod than bad in the suggestion, but one thing ii certain — it isn't all "good." * * * An old timer, is one who can remember when a job was the first thing he went steady with — Graettinger Times _ 8ppcr PCS 111 E. Call Street— Ph. CY 4-3535— Algorta, Iowa Second poil»f « low» Issued Tuesday in 1962 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 American Newspaper Representatives, Inc. 4<M Fifth Ave., New York 18, N. Y. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN TRADE AREA One Year, in advAiwe - —&40Q Both Algcma papers, in combination, per year WOO Single Copies We SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE AREA One Year, m advance - ...S30O Both Algona papers, in combination. p*r >ear S7.00 No subscription lest than 6 nioutoj. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST ALGONA'S TRADE The subject of "trade area" was recently brought Up here, and because it was evident that at least one person thought of Algona's trade area as a little tightly-drawn circle adjacent to Algona we believe the matter is worth further reflection. Our trade area is not confined to a circle around Algona at a radius of 15 miles or so. The community trade area extends — or should extend — considerably farther than that. Unless Algona business firms can receive some trade support from areas out to 30 miles or so they have lost a percentage of their business that may mean the difference between success and failure. It wasn't too many years ago that local businesses reported good trade relations at distances of 30 miles or more, areas reached only by local newspapers. Perhaps it is time to upgrade the appeal of local business, to emphasize aspects of eye-appealing quality along with price and service. This is best done by planned attractive, attention- compelling sales messages that reach not only the circle of homes around Algono, but also extends out into a wider area. The edges of the Algona trade territory are reached by many competing mediums in areas concerned — north from Fairmont, east from Mason City, south from Fort Dodge. All are offering their cities as attractive places to shop, in well planned and consistent newspaper advertising. Algona's business competition is not the smaller communities that surround us, it is from the larger cities with which we must compete. It is to everyone's interest to keep and maintain our smaller neighbors; we have already lost too much in ?county population. Can we afford to adopt the view that our trade area extena*s only'in a tight little circle around Algona, and let the rest go by forfeit? We think not. We must keep pace in our sales presentations on a comparable level of quality with the areas competing with us for business, Failurs'to do so could be most costly. * * * MECHANICAL BRAIN ERRS Robot brains can be almost human after all. They can make mistakes. It seems that in the U.S. Army's supply depot in "Cleans, France, an IBM accounting machine flipped its lid. As a result some $7.4 million worih c# unneeded.military equipment was ordered shipped^to^Francef ......... * Th'arfFnath'meT fbssea off minus signs instead of plus flgns'and made it appear that there was a shortage of engine transmissions, differentials, axles, etc. in Europe. By the time Army auditors got around to checking out the order forms much of the order had been shipped abroad to troops who didn't need them. The blame for the mistake reminds us of the usual cause given for most fires anywhere — faulty wiring. The wiring, of course, was dorie by a human. The age of the mechanical brain is a wonderful thing, but what can happen if the brain errs is strikingly illustrated by the Army incident. So next time your adding machine gets out of whack, remember, it is still only a machine. : : « « * In 1890, 25 minutes of an average factory worker's time was required to earn enough to purchase one quarfof milk. In 1958, he worked 7 minutes, 6 seconds. In 1960, only 6 minutes, 48 seconds. * » * My favorite former says when a feller has got to know the botanical name of what he raiies, the entomological name of the bugs that eat It up, and the pharmaceutical name of what he sprays on it — things is bound to cost more. — Manning Monitor * * * Nowadays we put Grandma and Grandpa in the old people's home and buy a new blonde TV set to sit in the living room and spin yarns for us. My grandparents did the story-telling for my brother and me, and I didn't feel we were underprivileged thereby. — Waukon Democrat * « * One strip of new highway, 8.3 miles long, near St. Louis, cosl as much money as our government paid for the entire Louisiana Purchase, from which 17 states were carved. V « W Splinters on the ladder of success are much sharper on the way down. — Graettinger Times ?".'*,!&** t ^Bf^g **"*. * r ™ of the 'atiofi Lea, here; Fri- .Jefs tfafhed f, vlee ^resl- tore, SeCre- Bart and Titonki baftM It out' for the county basketball champ- the Algonas-bigb school h4 for- in a W*l set- .tied in the final minutes ol action tion and tooved Burt into sectional play hefeVlhe* first, wStdamd in March. tMliBB&ji got^Wto the* finals by^lffitfp&ir S\*etf' Ch^, 2726, in probably 'the best game of .the entire iineet Saturday night, Ti-, tonka dumped' Algdna, 31-90, in the semi-finals and in consolation Monday, Swea City took third ' over the eggs, 29 Cents; jwg*, Ccfrrlglft s, "Pu Bai-He, cal «*«»» durin * „ H - .. „„.--_-,, n „ •-,- V< «* '. V 3& ^fc^^,- D K 1 H K Ma Mrs* Cf diPetersotfJ C* Bahn ieaftartrVSN, son of Mr and kota, during Jhe^tfefek. 'It'if/ame thek son, Cecfl, who was in the armyi-«nd stationed at Scofield Barjfa^ks, 10nmflel\ from Pearl fiirtibrA The Petef*)hs had not heard from Cecfl sfficte the Japanese attack on Pearl, and they were worried as were so many parents and relatives of men 'in service overseas. At any rate, Cecil's letter put his parents at ease, - - - '»» < *™ AlgofiV "fdwaf is serving the attack aircraft carrier^ USS Lexington, operating with the-powerful Seventh Fleet in the Western Pacific. . :. The huge vessel departed - her . home port at San Diego, Calif., last November and is scheduled 16 visit Hawaii,-Japan, thfe 1 Philippine Islands and Hong Kong before returning to h the states. ^° t,-A j •"_•*•»•= , i ~ «, v . .. and just think, Betty — today ended a friendship with Irwin that began *vny back in grammar" school I igh lights ttefotfen'* Cmpitml If Jbf F< Now that President Kennedy has tern. That's more than, a quarter dropped his staggering S92.5 bit of a million dollars. This alarm Ikm budget in thTlapTof Congress gadget is simply-* panel of lights The month of January. 1M2, broke all existing records, weather-wise, in Kossuth county, according to official records. The first 10 days of that month were the • coldest in many years, but a complete switch to balmy, readings during the remaining days carried the average reading way above normal. And it wasn't too Bad in February, at least the first few days. For instance, the mercury hit 24 degrees for a high Feb. 2, o o so much money involved. It is the job of our representatives in Congress, as well as everyone in Goj- erament, I to a bare Mar Bartholomew', affirmatives, made up Algona high school's de— " •» Over the years. BOWCTCT, this has been far from the- case and the waste continues and it incteas- es. Some of it approaches national scandal. We can't remember when- any Congressman or Government worker was sent to jafl for wasting the taxpayer's hard-earned money but manv should have. This is a kind of criminal negligence that should carry a penalty as severe as if the people involved were caught stuffing the money in their own pockets. * * ' •: Wbat H we need in Washington is. 'e sort ofvigilmce of America. If some- to put in a new sidewalk at Fourth and Main you can bet there'll be ah exhaustive discussion on its need and its cost. Here, the taxpayer's money is zealously protected. Over the past few years I have < watched Congress, with almost utter disregard for the realities of fiscal responsibility, appropriate millions upon millions of dollars for their own convenience on Capital HilL And hardly a whisper has been raised in opposition. The East Front of the Capitol Building was extended 32 fett simply to provide a few more offices and more restaurant space. The Senators decided they needed a new off ice building and that has been completed. House members' decided they needed a new one, too, so a third one is under con-' struction on their side pf the HilL t, • • • What disturbs this one observer; is the careless way in which some of this multi-million-dollar improvement work is approved. It is impossible to obtain even an estimate of what some of these buildings cost. The new House Office Building started out as a $70 million project. Now, the predic-^ Uon is it will soar beyond $100; million. Well, as you can plainly, see, this Isn't a smart way of do-" ing business. Would you like to sign a contract for a $7,000 house and when it is finished the builder tells you it costs $10,000. • • • We hear the argument that oar law-makers are crowded and need more work space. Well, I have been in many of their offices and fail to see why they can't make do with what they have. After all, what American family couldn't use more space? Most of us would welcome the opportunity to expand our quarters but there's the question of money to pay for it. Perhaps if we had somebody else's money to play with we'd go ahead and add a room or two and hang the expense. All of this is a viciuu>> circl-. Give theie Congressmen m^re office space and before long thty'il be overcrowded again. They'll vote themselves more exrx*a>.e on the wall - now in use aren't good enough. The new jazzed-up version wfll be accurate to a split second. We can't understand why such accuracy is so important. No one has found a way to stop a Senator once he starts talking. The new clocks won't To give you an idea of how much our Congressmen raa off at the mouth it will cost almost a million dollars this year to pay the official reporters who take down their words of wisdom for, posterity. » » • Part of the blame for some of reckless spending rests'.with voters back home.; It doesn't ___^ many indignant letters to force a Congressman to stop voting for some of these 'wild spending orgies. This is a language he understands. meet at Cedar Falls Friday and Saturday. For quite a few years now, the first mentioned negative debater, Dick Palmer, has been coach of Algona's debate teams — and he has been successful in that fieW,,alsq. ; The third registration under the Selective Service Act was slated to be held in points throughout Kossuth county Feb. 14 and 16. All residents and transients in the area were required by law to register • if they were between, the of 20 and 45. . A'look, at the markets — : butghe^;,.200-240 ; Ibs;, ...topped at ; $11.95; veal; calves> brought $U; choice and medium sheep, $11.25; no. 2 new white orn, 79 cents; no. 2 new yellow corn, 68 cents; no. 2 new mixed corn, 67Vfe cents; white oats, 44 cents; no. 2 yellow soy- You Can Address Questions To Him At BOX 66 KAUSPELL, MONTANA Dear Dan: I like my ex-boy friend again. We went to the movies re- icently and he seemed to like me but how can I tell if he is true ? — Sweet Thirteen. Dear Thirteen: The boy is probably as true to you as any 13-year- old boy can be and where girls are concerned, that isn't too much of a permanent arrangement. Dear Readers: Those of you who have a knowledge of the French language might be interested in exchanging letters with Irene Tassln, a 16-year-old French girl who is looking for pen pals of 16 to 19. Her ' i 13 Cite de L'Opton, Houdan, Seine et Oise, France. uvar Dan: You always seem to argue against boys of 13 and older dating girls of 14 and 15 but what about the situation being reversed. I'm a high school girl of 18 and I'm crazy over this 15-year-old sophomore boy. I know he likes me too because a couple of my friends have asked him. I have a feeling he's trying to work up bis courage to ask me for a date. If he does, what should I say ? I know a lot of kids wfll ask questions and laugh at us but I think when you really like someone, ege shouldn't matter. What about it ? — Ageless. Dear Ageless: You're right, age shouldn't matter but only if you're 'i is right age. If this boy and you were 10 years older, 28 and 23, the three-year difference wouldn't matter. However, at 18 and 15,, it makes all the difference in the world. In addition to the other factors you mentioned, you may also have to contend with this boy's parents. If they're smart, they wouldn't let him date a girt of 18. I'm afraid you're out of your league this time. Dear Dan: How can my parents be made to realize (hat when they're called on to help with some teen-age affairs in our community it's just about the biggest honor they could receive ? For instate, we have this canteen where we dance on Friday and Saturday nights and my mother and father nave yet to cbaperone their first dance. Ail Lhc pareau of the ether kids are only too glad to help but not my parents. Shouldn't parents realfre they have some obligations of the type I mentioned ? — "Rhonda. Dear Wwada: I don't know whether a parent would consider being honored when he's asked to chaperone » teen dance but he should consider bis obligation. If a parent allows a teen-ager to attend a canteen dance and enjoy its benefits, he or she should want to help out in some 601 Chaperoning a dance once every three or feiur mouths isn't asking much and I kpwr ftow HMK* it means to you kids. Croon , parents ! to justify their existence so give them more letters to wri'.e. So the Congressman will have to have more money to buy more stationery. On and on it goes. U will cost $135 million to operate Congress this year alone. This is a nice jump over the $l2s million spent last year. » « t fur a fancy clock and alarm ....,- your SSi f fMMMN I see no mpHv. - —, we enough arguments, why go steady ? in the other dating but I doubt if you'il agree with me. & ..,-. Minneapolis' very newest - finest hi •;..' hospitality, Food and service. Completely air-conditioned rooms and.suites with f REE TV and radio. Heated Swimming •', Pool In garden setting. Holiday Dining Room- Coffee Shop.,Near.Metropolitan Stadium and airport -'only minutes to downtown Minneapolis and St.Paul. jTrjIfinquef,.--Meeting Facilities for up to 200. '^iv ./rChllaVen order 12 Fre« .. Hjon«t, TUkeoo 8-7911 TWXMP754 / U. S. Interstate 494 & 34th Avenue South MINNEAPOLIS""""*"* INSURANCE A. J. (Ariaie) Ricklefs Hospitalization Health & Accident Life —Auto — Fire — Hafl 2 E. State CY 4-4529 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 4-2735 BOHANNON INSURANCE SERVICE 5 N. Dodge Phone CY 4-4443 Home - Automobile - Farm Polio Insurance CHARLES D. PAXSON Dwelling, Auto, Liability, Life, General 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 INS. AGENCY For Auto, House, Household Goods, and Many Other Forma, Phone CY 4-3733 Ted S. Herbst Farm Bureau Mutual In». Co, Affiliated with Farm Bureau Auto (with $10 Deductible) Life - Hail - Tractor Phone CY 4-3351 Don Stark, Mill 1 . HAROLD C, SUNDET Representing State Farm Ins. Co. . 706 So. Phillips St. Algona Phone CY i-33il Dear Da*: W» boy friend doesn't h»ve a car anymore and I wondering if it would be aD right to invite him into toe house after be home from a date ? My parents would be there only they . LOCKWOQl The jtauitaole Life Socmy Of The United g , Iowa Pjfcnii Sfcn,, . Andy Crawford pareaU would agree and some would r boy friend well enough, they'll proba^y allow but only for a few minutes. * < « » bay d*Je toother girl just because of a tight ' for a fact they'll be back together does this all the time. - Concerned. CY 4-3533 -Your Newspaper Chiropractor Dr. D, D. Arnold Chiropractor Over Penney's Office Phone — CY 4-3378 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 4-4677 Res. CY 4-3469 DOCTORS MEt.ViN G. 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 CAROL L. PLOTT. M. D. 110 N. Moore Street '. Practice Limited to Surgery Office Hours by Appointment CYpvcHS 4-48U4 Office CYpresti 4-i;m Residence JOHN M, iCHUTTER, M. D, JtiMJdenee. Phono CY 4-2335 DEAN r, KOOB, M. R. 1'lionu CY 4-4917 No. Hodge, Algona Phone CV 4-4400 OPTOMETRISTS Atwytais & Visual 1QB South H&rlan SI DBNTISTS OtV KAH1. M. Office io Honxe Office iihuue CY H^BBS. lJDljjl i* BIS £•»»

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