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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, March 27, 1962
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(la.) Uppsr Oil Motoei Tuesday, March 27 WHY It HURTS We received a beautifully printed pamphlet in the mail, the other day, tforft the Iowa Rural Electric Co-Op Ass'n, and vyith iieotme a covering letter which contained . some i vital information concerning Iowa, and its comparatively low rate ot population gain.. I he letter said: "More than 25,000 people left Jowa last year, most from rural communities. Those people took their earning power with them. They stopped paying taxes, buying bread, butter, gasoline, arugs, hardware and other merchandise. They don't use the services of our doctors, dentists, banks and other similar* facilities, or support their local 'churches. . * ' \ .' "The earhirtg power, dntPs^ending power, or just onei person; who jnakes- an average of $200 per moYiib ; -fr6n\ the dgef of 20 to 65 is »IOU,uUO. It hurts 'when 'any £erson leaves." The letter asked "how can we stop this out- migration of people from our area?'' •.' It is a good question, and no one person seems td have come up with a 'complete^ answer. But many have offered, some thoughts. ' ' j • . One is thdtj with a comparatively diminishing population, four tax rates keep rising, ob> livious to the fact that fewer and fewer persons are going to foot the bill. Another is that our state government has failed to keep abreast of the timesj or modernized its thinking. There are other things, such as weather, about which we can do very little. . • The iab'ove statistics show why a loss of population hurts, in every way. We are a state with a near balance between industrial employment and agriculture. The latter has suffered these past few years, and probably accounts for the major population loss. It is vital that we support efforts to maintain a sound, agricultural program in Iowa, one that can sustain average families on fair-sized farm!. If we do not, our population will further decline in the rural areas, and the increase in industrial employment is not likely to offset the loss. That is why, for our part, we support the present Department of Agriculture program aimed at maintaining a fair return on farm income efforts, and bringing into balance the supply with the demand, .even if it requires a consider- DES MOINES RIVER SOURCE? The Des Moines river obtains prominence about once a year, In the spring while the snow is melfirig, and the river rises to flood proportions. Such Is the case at present. But we notice a tendency to attribute the source of »he Des Moines river to Jackson, Minn, and the Estherville area. True, the west fork does begin close to the Minnesota-Iowa line in that sector. However, let us not belittle the ability of the EAST FORK to also contribute its share of water. And this branch rises in Kossuth County, at Union Slough. The east and west fork meet at Humboldt. Union Slough Is also the source of the Blue Earth river, which flows north into Minnesota, and eventually Into the Minnesota River at Mankato. So Union Slough has the distinction of being the source of two rivers, with the dam In the slough surmounted by a county road as the dividing line. Jackson, Minn, and Estherville have no right to ALL the credit. * * * LET'S INVITE'EM vVhen 30 tax agents from the Bureau: of Internal Revenue recently descended on Fordyce, .Arkansas, they created a near-panic. Seems that the visit wasn't intended to scare anyone, the IRS merely tried out an experiment of wrapping up all the questions and ; answers and audits in one short period of time with the 30 men. Fordyce was no 1 better, or worse, than any other community so far as the IRS was concerned. Now the agents have left, the stunned condition is disappearing, and folks are coming out of hiding. After all the IRS men work for the government, and the government is run by the people. Why the consternation ? This isn't the Gestapo tr the Black Hand society. Why not invite 30 IRS agents to visit Algona • n a like mission ? There's nothing to be afraid ;f. If there are any questions on tax returns they'll get around to it anyway, sooner or later. * * * Some say there are four things a woman needs to know. She needs to know how to look like a girl, act like a lady, think like a man and work like a dog. — Odebolt Chronicle. * * * While you're busy telling your son about the birds and the bees, he's probably thinking about the cars and the keys. - Manning Monitor, . " uyc •"*'" ,"•" ".-£••.•» •-• ••••r-;r—• •<-•;• -'.<? "*r * * , * income front. If they do, not receive some help ...,,.. . .. .. they cannot last much longer. And then the Vacations date back long ago to the time mi yration e | sewhe re continues. when Columbus started the fad of taking a trip ° * * * on borrowed money. - Gowrie News. NICHOLAS Vs. ERBE Grundy Center Register — William (Bill) Nicholas from Clear Lake has announced that 111 E. Call Street—Ph. CY 4-3535—Algona, Iowa he is a republican candidate for governor at the June primary. He admits that for several years his ambition has been to serve Iowa as governor. He was a candidate for the republican nomination two years ago, but lost in a three- way race. He is now serving as a member of the state highway commission. He was appointed to a four-year term by former governor Loveless. He also served two terms as Iowa's lieutenant governor from 1950 to '56. Nicholas has been disappointed with Norman Erbe, who is serving his first term as governor of the state, He says that Erbe has failed to carry out a constructive program and that he has committed many blunders and that if he is nominated again "any democrat nominated can beat the present republican governor in the November election." He added, "We cannot afford to experiment another two years with our :'three-l" governor — impractical, inexperienced and immature. "We have a do-nothing governor. He has promised so much and has done so little. "Oh, he did have his picture taken, autographed it and mailed it out at state expense, and he has flown hither and yon all over the United States, making speeches. "But in all those speeches I fail to find anything about how he carried out his promises of the last campaign. Now he is talking about reorganizing state government. I wonder why he doesn't start with his own office ?" * * * People get the most kick out of life who do the least kicking. &waw$S' ai;: * { «vrttM &, ' ftinur, WhW, officer for the US. Navy and flolden and Eddie Bracken. Xf«..n1 ttoeAKwa ,&nri tune nunllflfrf I * * * . "Fun, i»*t it — testing the gullibility of new credit managers?" Washington highlights ••* * Somewhere along the line patri- or the top sergeant or mail cen- you otism to some Americans has gone sorship or having to sleep on bat- chicks they had purchased.' When was Wednesday evening, Albert and they arrived at the brooder house, William Martinek celebrated their they found It filled with smoke 50th year of having resided and and all of the chicks smothered, worked on the same farm. In hori- A new kerosene brooder stove was or of the occasion, 50 neighbors hlnmed — but it wasn't known Arlo's Grill here. Entertainment during the evening included sing-' ing old songs, lunch, progressive 500 and old time dancing. The Martineks farmed four miles west and three miles north of Wesley. » * «' Temperature readings during the week satisfied practically everyone in the county. On Mar. 23-24, the high mark was a very mild 68 degrees, while the low of. 18 was Registered Mar. 29. It seemed io be a typical March — pretty well suited <to kite-flying. (Much different people fift* 0,6 fete - county; 17 years at Ban- years at Titonka. Quite a record. Dr. and Mrs. Sartor were parents of five children, including two doctor's,-, two teach- 'ers and a registered nurse who was married to a doctor. * * * Although a hog house was dcr jstroyed, a more serious fire was averted by the work of Whittemore firemen on the j Lillian Geelan out of style. tlefield mud. And above all RV "anaesthetic" cor- parking meters' held- here' during ;•. protected ifrom damage, despite eerdt senior W a meeting of the city ^OUndU 5 the fact at least three buildings ' ' And, lest we be misunderstood, didn't enjoy being shot at. But who ^ ^ ^ Heerdt oc „„„ _ „.„„.„ r _ ... -,-,.,. ~- t . „ this is not to say we have to walk does? . _ . . ^ &h t to represent the local Thursday iiight.left little doubt as wer e threatened as firemen stag- around waving the American flag We admit that it is easier to whip M , ^^ in £ counftr spemn g ot the opinion held 1 by, local Jjusi- ; e d a successful, battle. Two men, i _:__:__ »i 01— o« nnr .i/.^ -DO*._ nn nntrintism in time of war than . °\ . . . . , .. j . fi n_i naocmon +nu,arH Hipm. .' A dozen- fnnrhH Hieeins and Lcrov Elbert. ner. able reduction in 'acreages planted for the time being. It will' not always be so. As American population grows and consuming demand rises, and singing the Star Spangled Ban- up patriotism in time of war than * . . ^ h ld fa Jnex y Sa £ ne ssmen toward them. : A dozen' Conrad Hlggins and Lerby Elbert, O O • **~ • fllYlO Af T*AlflflVP riPflf*P Dllt *""""** " v **V »**••«* «**•• . ( ^ V_.'_'_,* ^f • *"•!_ M«.t*A*« . f%f /"t**wv» _ 1^—--1-.J ...«!-MM f»fiwt 4-nttrn i« Invirfr must we have a Bunker Hill, sink- There is too much phony pa- ing of the Maine or a Pearl Harbor, triotism in the country today, not before we are made to realize our enough of the good old-fashioned country is in danger? Never before brand which guided a young Na- in history has this Nation been tion of wilderness to the greatest in more peril ^nd^ whilejhe signs power in history. Meanwhile in Sherman chairmen" of, Chamber ; of, ,Com- hauled water from town in large Eugene *Mertz son of merce committees,, representing water;* tanks — a big help to the and Mrs. John Me'rtz, was various retail groups in Algona, re- firemen, champ He also advanced to ported results of a poll taken .—, .» * . county match, v and a resounding veto was regis- ; Easter was coming up - and tered. AlsrJi present at the meeting mos t' bf Algona's ready-to-wear .. .«*•** 1cn i **n*iiir]nnt a ' nf A IcT/ltlQ 5 Qtln'- . '" i _ _i i .'— _'j_ i_" ii_ — TTTMIJT What, for example, is happening nevertheless. are not as dramatic they exist in the United States when mem- fit to demonstrate in front of an vist isn't enlisted men's club? Or what im- m tense group of 400 men Perhaps the laining Resc, Alffona Wen school's debate were 150 * residents' of Algona,'and stores ha d large, ads in the UDM, tea£ came close buthad tosetHe for tte most &*?• Hey to ° ol f-^ including Chrfstensen's, Zender's, for J2SS Re"stateT melt at ed to the P°? sibilitv . of parking i^esensky's^S & L, Penney's, the SL'^'SL^? 11 ^™^.^ meters here. It was apparent, .&„' clotm - e ^ s and Graham's. that a City, sday and S. of all enemies. The Corn- to world-wide for States M»fl ta to ^ . m?m^r of the United domination and a set-back here a 10-2 record, while Algona was complauSig of con- and there won't discourage them, next with a 9-3 mark. By reason of £»£«* tne SSE w£ overtime, parking dur|n 6 the-week- CARBON PAPERS, office supply dept., Upper Des Pub. Co., Algona. m They may talk peace on the sur- their rankings, Burns Nugent, who face but all the while they con- was rated second best speaker hi Then we reaiTthat still another tinue to plot our destruction. the meet, and Dick Palmer,,rated land idled Temporarily will come back into pro- group of National Guardsmen boy- Do not the Communists see in fourth were to receive^ four-year * P hall and that 50 wives these demonstrations signs of scholarships to the University, of But right now is a critical time insofar as Iowa's rural areas are concerned. Many families have held on, hoping for improvement prut' S*cond clau poilage paid at Algona, Iowa 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 NATION At EDITORIAL Professional Directory orReser;^ waFa p^etlno weakness? Every time a complaint Iowa. Dick -steyed right with de- An th7se mcTdentsTare protests of this type hits the headlines it bating --and for several years over the same thing. The P Berlin rtwcnteCorw^^&.wtol^.w&rt.wW crisis, which caused them to be other step. For an American to cessful teams m his o>ld home placed on active duty, is over so be guilty of this is inexcusable. town - Algona. why shouldn't they be allowed to —°— - . t * * go home. The time is long past when we Ed Stewart of Burt added furth- —o— can shun our responsibilities. This er laurels to his prowess as a But they have forgotten that is especially true in the case of an wrestler as he won the champion- more than the Berlin crisis is in- American who is placed in uniform ship of his weight class in the volved. The President stressed in to defend his country. Southern A.A.U. Tournament at the strongest language" possible '. ; that these men were being called on to serve their country, not be- INSURANCE A. J. (Arnie) Ricklefi Hospitalizatlon -.-• Health & Accident Life — Auto — Fire — Hail ' 2 E. State '•'.'. ,CY,4-4529 cause of one crisis but many all around the world. \Vc are already in a shooting war in Viet Nam in Southeast Asia whether we are prepared to admit that or not. American boys are being shot at and killed. While these are only skirmishes now, they could develop into another Korea or worse. * * * Isn't the situation in Africa, where the Communists are hard You Can Address Questions To Him At BOX 66 KALISPELL, MONTANA ALGONA INSURANCE AGENCY^,' ' J. R. (Jim) KOLP Surety Bonds — All Lines of. Insurance '" i . CY 4-3176 - < .'. 206 E. State BLOSSOM INSURANCE AGENCY All Lines of Insurance Automobile - Furniture Loan 7 N Dodge Phone CY 4-2735 Dear Dan: At our church I am one of the many girls who is very BOHANNON INSURANCE fond of this certain boy. Each of us girls, at one time or another, has SERVICE tried very hard to get this boy to date but nothing seems to work. It's 5 N, Dodge Phone CY 4-4443 not a question that he's going steady or being too busy; he just doesn't Home - Automobile - Farm jj e says h e ' S a professional bachelor. rj an) j us t because he doesn't date is no reflection on him. He has Polio Insurance NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE American Newspaper Representatives, Inc. 404 Fifth Ave., New York 18, N. Y. at work spreading dissention and a wonderful personality, plays the organ very well and has several unrest, a crisis? American troops i u)rs es. He seems to care more for the horses than he does for girls, may get involved in that one, too. We're all crazy about him but we can't get to first base. He just turned —o— 21 last week but whenever we ask him to a party or something like There is something wrong with that, he simply says he's getting too old for "that sort of thing." the moral fiber of people who re- Can you please help us ? — One of Many, gard service to their country as Dear one of Many: Sure, I can help you but will you take the help ? SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN TRADE AREA One Year, in advance $4.00 Buth Algona papers, in combination, per year S6.00 S;nglc Copies _ jflc SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE AREA One Year, in advance .-_ _ _ $5.00 Both Algona papers, in combination, per year $7.00 fso subscription less than 6 months. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER APVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST A Little History: The first printed newspaper in Kossuth County was the Algona Pioneer Press, published mostly in spring, summer and fall, from April, 1861, through 1863. Then the plant was sold. The new owner, Mrs. dUzie B. wife of Dr. Read, decided on a new name. She selected the name "Upper Des Moines." This was done to define the territory at that time tributary to the Algona printing office. State law required public printing to be done at the location nearest the area represented. Public printing for the year 1865 was done in the office of "The Upper Res Moines" for Palo Alte, Emmet, Dickinson, Clay and Pocahontas, as well as Kossuth. The first issue of "The Upper Des Moines" appeared in August, 1865. The county population was then about 600. FOR 97 YEARS "THE "UPPER PEJ MQINfS" HAS iiiN SERVING THE AREA, AND IS READ TODAY BY MORE FAMILIES THAN AT ANY TIME IN ITS 97 YEARS. CHARLES'D. PAXSON Dwelling, Auto, Liability, Life, General Phone CY 4-4512 KOSSUTH MUTUAL INSURANCE ASSOCIATION Over $74,000,000 worth of in- in imposition and not a privilege. Tn j s y OU ng man can't be blamed for not being excited where you girls SU rance in force. CY 4-3756 Of course, there are hardships in- are concerned because your attention and interest have been so obvious, doesn't see any sense in wasting an evening dating you. jj e might realize there is no such animal as a "professional bache- r olved. Everybody realizes this is 10. Men are torn from their fam lies, careers are setback. But we are overlooking an portant aspect in this whole scheme of things. The stakes are a n types to make up the world, doesn't it ? ligh. We could forego these hardships but we might lose a country 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 4-4677 Res. CY 4-3469 DOCTORS MELVIN 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 MEREST For Auto, INS. AGENCY House, Household lor" and if you girls will do a complete turnabout and drop him for a For auto, ««^ 6 » im- couple of months, you may find yourselves getting phone calls from Goods, and Many inner iole this fellow. I think he's probably missing out on a good bet but it takes ; *™™ g. Herbs* < .n the process. There are some legitimate corn- Dear Dan: The boys I like don't like me and the boys I don't like seem to like me. Is this normal for kids of 13 ? — Rita. Dear Rita: About as normal as normal can be. « * * plaints on the part of reservists p ear Dan . j^y j) 0 y friend and my best friend want to start dating called to active duty. But inves- each other as steadies and her boy friend says he would like to go with tigation shows they constitute only me j don't mind breaking up with my steady but I have the feeling that a small part. By and large, the Double-dating would be useless because we all would feel self-conscious, complainers and bickers are just yyould ft be possible for this to work out ? — Tell Me. plain cry babies, whether they like Dear Tell j^. The double-dating could work out if you wanted it (he label or not, , work outi O-QQ ma ny teen-agers when they break up with their stea- Ut us not forget there are a J..J bec oroe mortal enemies and for what reason ? The only thing I lot of men in the reserves who H O question in your relationship is going steady again. If you take going went into this with their eyes wide stea( jy as lightly as you seem, then why do it ? open. Nobody pushed them in. And * * * Farm Bureau Mutual Ins, Co. .Affiliated with Farm Bureau Auto (with $10 Deductible) Life - Hail - Tractor Phone CY 4-3351 Don Stark, Mgr. BATES, Harold C, Sunclet CY 4-2341 the ones we feel least sorry for D p j- u gra d ua te this spring and my best friend who moved are those who signed up just for . F V or i da a year »go wants me to cprne down there and go to work. She Burt, Iowa ilia mnnov an/I riAthind nlcn **^ * * - .. ^ . _i_ * LI_ f!_j:«^« « J«.u n *,A tUn* •>»* ftnn <?lia»*A '.t* " - ^7 DALE, W. LQCKWQOP The EquUable'Life Assurance Society Of The United States Phone 2.QI the money and nothing else. _ j won , t h9ye trouble finding a job and that we can share Fifteen milUoit men and women ^^^7 S VJ£ aWS fffiKirt*** «* ^1° «* « **> ases complaining than today with eon- as long as she doesn't do anything wrong. - V. B. siderably fewer persons in uni- pear V- «•: l'U go along with you in saying a high school graduate fora. Of course, every Army "dog should be allowed more freedom than when she was a school girl. 1 face" or Navy "swab jockey" did won't agree wtth ypH thlt moying to flfirida is, far ye_u. J know, Florida, his share of griping but the intent a job, ywr own Ipartpent and tW Parents $f» supervise all sound very was different. wonderful and very romantic. This was can claim such I a RICHARD A- MOEN Representing FEP ERATED INSURANCE M d ft Qne-Stop Insurance Service ^^ _ ^ e ^ Car ^- Mfe phorve cy 449&5 P-0 . 00 x 337 Algous, Iowa - farm mv war — if anvone Now Uiat you're ready to graduate from high school, do you think you u"h owne^hj l y !nd K jS right to tip W bat «•* W >%& parents, it was nice 'U1UC1 d oJ JMlv t-dSt? V* •|"" J */PW f7_|* .« 'i _.„.« „,„., U«- w*ni*A r«**s\«im i»r» on/1 matura than VHIll* , *SUS Pjwlwa N Podge Ph. CY 4-i'991 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 PH. L. L. SNYD6R Optometrist 113 East State Algona Telephone CY 4-2715 Closed Saturday Afternoons SAWYER «}4 EHICK80M Eyes Examined, Contact Lenses Hearing Aid Glasses 8 East State Street Hours; 9:00 a.m, to 6:00 Closed Saturday Afternoon* DR, C. M, O'CONNOR Qptonietrifii Visual AnayWWYilM Training 108 PR, if AW, B, Office m Home Office nhpne eral Jlldg. PH, J. B. HABBW.

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