The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 24, 1962 · Page 16
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 16

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, April 24, 1962
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3% SALES TAX A6AIN Once more the 3 percent'tax proposal enters state politics. This time, William Nicholas 6f Clear Lake is the brave proponent of an increase in Iowa's tax from 2 to 3 percent, on all Items except groceries. He alsS proposes a tex of 3 percent on hotel dnd motel services and 6n Increase in the state corporation tax, among other things, to raise more revenue for the state. When he Candidly admitted that it was a herd decision to make, and that he was staking his chances for nomination for governor on this decision, he was most certainly right. The last time someone advocated a 3 percent /tales tax he Was solidly defeated. Ir/Of course the statement-is made that the greased state revenues will be used for "property tax relief.'' That sounds fine. But we suspect that adding another percent -to the sales tax will be like any other tax — always presented as a way to reduce or alleviate another part of the tax structure. Only thing is, It never works out that way. Property taxes have been going up, of course. Whenever budgets for the city or town, the COunty, and the school districts go up, the property tax goes up. The only way that pro- operty taxes can ever be held stationary, or reduced, is by holding the line or reducing local budgets. And very few ever openly and vigorously suggest such means of tax reduction. Nicholas stood a good chance of downing Norman Erbe for the republican 'nomination fdr • governor prior to his 3 percent announcement. We suspect that this just might diminish his potential support. But he is willing to state where he stands, * like it or leave it. * * n ON THE SLAVE MART The prisoners held by Fidel Castro in Cuba are on the auction block, for $62 million dollars, ; Some months back, the price was in trqc-> tors, at a considerably lower figure. Now it is dollars. ' It has been quite a while in the history of man since human beings were openly on the auction block with a price; set on their 1 heads. Castro is making history in the twentieth century here,Mf in no other way. He is also a thorn, and a deep one, in the side of the democratic nations of the world. There is still reason to believe that given endugh rope, and enough time, Castro will act and talk himself out of power, if he doesn't suffer a stroke during ope of his four-hour speeches. And the weather can get pretty warm down in Cuba. . , In the meantime, economic embargos are beginning to have their effect on our island neighbor, and probably those suffering the mOst frorrt it are potentially, good friends unfortunate enough to be under Castro's thumb. But there doesn't seem to be any other way, unless we are willing to plan and execute a successful military operation against'him. POSTAL RATE PROBLEMS the average daily newspaper, delivered through the mail, is faced with a rate increase of fust a little over $3 a subscription per year, if the pending postal rate revisions as outlined are made, to bedome effective July 1. Magazines, too, face a somewhat similar increase. , A subscription rate Increase of about $3 a yedr for daily papers, or a proportionate boost in magazine subscription costs, is almost certain to cut Circulation totals for dailies and magazines. Weekly news magazines, also, have had a tendendcy to compete strongly With the big daily os a source of, international and national rtewi for many readers. That leaves the weekly, centering its attention arid its news.on its own immediate area, in something of a unique position. No national magazine or metropolitan daily can hope to fully, cover anything but a little of the cream In area neWs. And radio and T-V are in the same position. — t The weekly dr semi-weekly newspaper will find ah Increased postal bill, too, if the new rates become Idw. But not to the extent of the other publications. The weekly newspaper, in a large enough : community and with a logical territory to cover, is far from a dead duck. • ..'. : - i »*','. * * IF WE HAD "FREE MARKET" ' Grundy Reejiiter — Former Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Benson's eight yedrs administration during which there Was a gradual de the?, Many mis were planted ifl theater. "Retreat, l|S2 before the. fhwi, snow of the Frank Loyejoy, Richard lC»ho« gbffd.aad Anift Louise, BKt fflfttt . a Sal«ifflaa"r with were btfth'ffited , March, -n-ajr sfarl Toward a productive crop,, ,v <•'*•*, * .... The Algdna unit ,of the f&ssuth County Gpnservatip,. League went AfgoM's flttflo'&Ms |f«W< $£1 £ee Wanting, party at the pair of nip»aHd4uek bsseBa'i ,*%« Cfee* grave, .pit Sunday during tt§ W&k, Coach B61T afternoon. When the affair was oiltflt gbt Bistftenteftj 3-2, over, 3,000 trees, including Jack ing the 6nly lots 6f .tite . Jhen MflM Humftoldt,^, Dtiaftfr .. _,- .planted by, 18 member beviite litifled the locals members of the county, ofganki* Fentdh, altowtag flvt hlif, 1 loA were slated to meet at ,the hurled tot m losers, giving tip Jttion Slough gr.avel pit area ne*t the sflffle hUfflbef 6f blows, dfifle Sunday to work ,on the recreation HoenK got the win dvei- HUfflboldt ~1i'*JWJTt f eparin * * or * in relief of Jack Llchtef who W6rit s fish day m July. »— t—, -. ...^. -.--.--- the first three frames, Algofla ran its ssasdtt Mark to fri,, -;, 1 * ...'. ; ^.-,JU..LaLmII , flefd ttfis ft!* Wtf;ifr«$*«if, re. cently.flnd received sever ** *"'*' S tfe fifid-Ml a __Jder its > cat- It,; and the jptraNiftHus f*i«*|i*id Pub, - t JWi "I'm going shopping, dear.« . Hav6 yotl g6t three five! for a t«n?" pttoivi Titfi FILES OP ALGONA UPPER DBS MOINES ton, too. We enclose another clip The fourth annual Lions Club Kite Contest was slated tb be held Sunday at the Algona airport. Hundreds of dollars worth of fine prizes were to be awarded to lucky kids for the best kites. General chairman of Kite Day was Ted Chrischilles. - ' ' * *, * . .A Chicago man thought the burning smell he noticed came from rubbish being destroyed along highway 169 north of A1-, gona. But a few minutes later, he' suddenly changed his mind as to the cause of the odor when he discovered his Cadillac was brt fire. He stopped,; summoned fire- riien from Algona and after the fire was extinguished the vehicle was towed to Algona where it was "HOME TOWN PAPER" necessary to put on two new, tires Algona Upper Des Moines: and'a new paint job. Luckily, tli6 • We enjoyed reading the story of gas tank escaped the flames. Gwen Egel's wedding in the paper • * » here in Jefferson City, Mo. Also A steel'allocation for construe- enjoyed the article about Dr. Hor- tion of KbsSuth county's new Professional »*•*»*»***++*+**»****•< INSURANCE A, J. (Athis) Rtcklefi HoapltalizatSofl ' Health & Accident Life *- Auto — Fire — Hail 2 E. State CY 4-4520 ALGONA INSURANCE AGENCY J. H. (Jhn) KOLP Surety Bonds s— All Iiin6s of Insurance 1 CY.4-3171- 206 E, State Chiropractor Or. D. D. Arn61d Chiropractor Over Penney's Office Phone — CY. 4-3378 Hours: 9:00 — 5:00 Open Friday Night, Monday-~Wednesday-*-Frlday Apr. 28, 1942 ping on Dr. Horton which appear* ed locally. courthouse was granted during the week by the government Due to the latest development, it was pps- BLOSSOM iNStJfiAKCE AGEUCY All Lines of insurance Automobile - Furniture Loan 7 N. Dodge ' PHone CY 4-2735 cline of farm prices and farm income tried Jo restore a '"Free Market'' for farmers by doing away with government price supports. Benson Would have gotten the job done if he hadn't been stopped by Congress. At a three county meeting at Algona the past we.ek, Wallace Ogg, agricultural economist at Iowa State University at Ames, said:: "Referring' to a "Free Market" which has still some supporters even among farmers, ''the case is so pairifuLthat no one redlly wdnts to take the cure/ In the case of a free market he said, prices Would take a rapid drop, bringing corn prices down to 65 to 75 cents a bushel and hogs to $11 per cwt. Of the Feed Grain Program, the Agricultural Economist said, "The Feed Grain program has effected the first stock reduction since 1952." He said stocks dropped about seven million tons on that progrdrh. He added thdt this was in spite pf conditions adverse to that possibility in the form of a good'growing season, etc. Farm income was up about $1 billion, he said, partly due to the, program* It will be recalled that the head of one of our leading farm 'organizations said. It would turn out, "To be a billion dollar bust." Our farmers could stand a few more years of that kind of bust. * * * The durin the wek Mr T»r aunng me weeK. Mrs. Tea Larson; BOHANNON INSURANCE SERVICE Being former area residents We sible destruction" of the old court- n w r, nri ^ t>h™p rv A UM t«m H O «= continue to keep up on the Algona house might begin In the near • Home - Automobile -Forth two days news by reading the HOME TOWN futdre. Blueprints for the proposed H ° me Automobile Farm it Algona, was in charge of. the registration at the American Legion hall and 17 local women assisted in the sign-up. Totals from all over the county had not been tabulated, but there had been 807 registered from Algona. * * * According to Weatherman Harry Nolle, the past week's temperatures had been just right for crops in the area (including many Victory Gardens). And not only that, everyone seemed to feel better, also. The high mark during the week was 79 degrees Apr. 24 and the low was 40 degrees Apr. 21. A total of 1.13 inches of rain fell during showers Apr. 25-26. . We certainly enjoy it. Donna Schoby new courthouse were being prepared and county officials began ,< Folio Insurance Dr, William I* 01099 Ckiroiiracic.* 521 E. State St. Hours: 9:00 — 6:00 thru Sat 0:00 — 9:00: Friday PH. Off. C1T 4-4677 Res, dY 4-348fl DOCTORS MELVIN G. BOURNE, M. Physician & Surgeon 118 N; Moore" Sf Office'phohe'CY 44346 Resident phbiie G¥ tfOSSUTH MUTUAL Jefferson City, Mo. considering the'difficult , task" of INSURANCE ASSOCIATION moving to Various othetf Quarters Ov ^ r $74,000,000 worth of in- when work began. It was apparent durance in force. CV 4-3756. nobody knew exactly how much : : Lola Scuff ham/Sec y courthouse could be constructed HEHBST INS. AGENCY for $500,000, amount' of a bond For Auto, House, , Household, issue approved several years ear- Goods, and Many Other Forms. FROM THE FILES OF THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES Apr. 29, 1952 Her for the project. •»•••* * In local court action, two juveniles were paroled by Judge G. W. Stillman following a hearing on a pair of petty thefts and one driver had his case dismissed by Mayor B. P. Richardson when there proved to be some doubt as to the violation involved. Phone CY 4-3733 Ted S. Herbs! Farm Bureau Mutual Ins. Cp. Affiliated with" Farm Bureau' Auto (with $10 Deductible) Life - -Hail t-' Tractor Phone CY 4-3351 Don Stifle', Mgr. J. N. KENEFIC& M. D. Physician &r. Burgeon 218 W. State Street Office' phone'CY 4-2358 Resident phone CY 4-2614 CAROL L. PLOTT, M. D. 110 N. Moore Street i Practice Limited to Surgery Office Hotirs by App6ihtment CYpreSS 4-4864 Office CYpress 4-4331 Residence I There was optimism among area * * • • Dr. C. C. Shierk of Algona was farmers due to the fact farming Among deaths reported around . t mpred when he was elected ores- operations in the county were the area ; were P. L. Stainbroolc, e»t of-SJe Iowa JayCees. His f 30 " 1 two weeks ahead of 1951. 65, Whittemore, Fred Shipley, 65, , bction came during the state f ats see ding had been completed 'Algona, and Henry 'Fischer, 75, convention of the orgahi^afion at f 11 ^ corn planting was expected Lone Rock. •.-••-•• •_ Davenport Saturday. Dr. • Shierk *' begin this week. In 1951, corn IMlUIANCI ROCK-BOTTOM 1 RATES; CY 4-2341 ' . . was a charter member of the Al- planting began about the middlo Two real good movies were gona JayCees and defeated Lu- ° f Mav because of cold, wet wed- slated to appear at the Algona yerne Peterson, Marshalltown, for the state presidency, 76-42. DALE W. LOCKWOOD The Equitable .Life Assurance Society Of . • The United .Stated a Upper 111 E. Call Street—Ph. CY 4-3535—Algona, Iowa Second claai pottage 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 ' NA110N.AI EDITORIAL cgriSN NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE American Newspaper Representatives Inc 404 Fifth Ave., Now York 18, N. Y. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN TRADE AREA One Year, in adviincc - ,. h CAMMENT ON CONSOLIDATIONS NORTHWOOD ANCHOR - Since Worth is one of the smaller counties, we were instinctively on the defensive when we read that 13 of the largest counties in the state were attempting to form an organization to eliminate some of the elected county offices such as the clerk of court,'treasurer, auditor and recorder. Anthony Scolaro, chairman of the Linn county board of supervisors is spearheading the drive. He points out that problems of the urban countjes completely different from the srnal- ler counties. This statement Is probably true — our supervisors STILL try to represent ALL of the people in the county and have not knuckled down to pressure fdr preferential treatment to population centers. It is also true, many of the counties could use a little streamlining. But centralizing governmental functions does not necessarily lead to greater economy — take a look at our federal monster. We'll settle for a little less efficiency arid still maintain local control of our county affairs. At least for the present, we can't go along with any organization that has all the ear marks of have consolidation its objective. of county governments os lOc SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE AREA One Year, in advance ,.= nn Both Algona .papers, in comhmaliJnrpcrTea'r S7&0 IS'o subscription less than li months """ OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST Nobody ever gets anything for nothing, but a lot of people keep trying. * * * People who fly into a rage always make a bad landing. * * * . Sewing is said to be the fastest-growing hobby for the U.S. housewife. It wasn't too long ago it was called a necessity. — Cowrie News. Customers are buying SOMETHING Every Day. Where they boy depends, of cburse, <Jn factors »u«h as Service,'Variety of Choice, Quality bnd Price. AND, they are more likely to be the Customers you want if you deliver your sales invitation in a medium that i» con.lstently read and digested, and thoroughly covers the area you desire to serve. Such a medium is the .... ALGONA UPPER DBS MOINES PUBLISHING * PRINTING • OFFICE SUPPLIES A meeting of 250 representatives of sugar dealers, town, independent and rural school district members was held at Algona high school Saturday. Instructions concerning sugar rationing and issuance of sugar books were given and it was announced wholesalers and retailers of sugar were to register You Can Address Questions To Him At BOX 66 KALISPELL, MONTANA Burt, Iowa Phone 201 RICHARD A. MOEN- Representing FEDERATED INSURANCE Modern One-Stop Insurance Service Business -r- Home — Car — Life Phone CY 4-4955 P.O. Box 337 Algona, Iowa JOHN M, SCHUf Tfifc. M. ft Residence :.PhoHS.CY 4-2336 DEAN E* ROOb, M. 0. Reside'rice ;'PBtme "CY> 4-4917 / •Physicians & Surgeons 220 No.-Dpfljgej, Algpna, Office Phone CY 4-4490 OPTOMETRISTS r . .. Optometrist-~ 113 East State " Algona Telephohe-CY. 4-2715 Closed Saturday Afternoons \ -JOHN T. TIELEBEIN Lutheran Mutual Life. Ins. Co. Dear Dan: What's your advice when an engaged couple can't decide "An old Line Legal Reserve Co." ...I- ItnWtnn O Xjf«» **!•.! n « J T ...111 L.— ! I "W **«_» • . .**• - - ' ~~ -- — Apr. 28-29. Sugar sales listed by about babies ? My girl and I will be married June 10 and we're still dealers were to be used as a basis arguing about a family. She wants to start a family right away but I for the rationing set-up. Consumers think we'd be smart to wait a couple of years. We eaoh have good jobs were to register a week later. so it's not a question of money. I just feel we should have a couple of 114 So. Main Algona, la. Boy, 412 Ph. CY 4-4539 It was estimated 1,104,900 pounds of scrap iron on couple years to ourselves and that there will be plenty of time for babies later there were on - What's your advice ? — Merrill. Farm Management Dear Merrill: I have no advice. I don't even have an opinion. You each have a strong agrument. This is something the ~ a. week and the rest of the time I have to stay home. My family seems crazy about him and I'm afraid they wouldn't understand if we broke up. to after Dec. 7, 1941. Every- Dear Dan . j want to break up with my steadyi not because r don . t . , . , "I 6 . area was bein 8 Ur 8 et l like him but because I feel I'm tied down. We only see each other once to haul their scrap metal to mar- • • •• ...... ket so it could in turn be used in war production of needed machin- I want to stop going steady but I still want to date him at least * • • once a week. Do you think he would understand if I told him how I Movies due to appear at Algona's felt — M. M. two theaters included "A Gentle- Dear M. M.: Let's hope the boy will understand but more important, man At Heart", with Cesar Ro- let's hope you tell him the truth. I think you're showing good judgment, mero, Carole Landis and Milton There's never any sense going steady when you feel it isn't right. Berle, "We Were Dancing", with ' * « * one Carbon Farm Management Company Drs. SAWYER and ERICSSON Eyes Exaniined . Contact Lenses Hearing Aid Glasses, ' 9 East State Street' Algona, Iowa < Phbne.,QYpress 4-2196 Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5;00 p.ta. Closed Saturday Afternoons DR. C. M. O'CONNOR Optometrist Visual Anaylsis & Visual Training Contact Lenses 108 South Harlan St. (Home Federal Bldg.) PHONE CY 4-8743 DENTISTS N Dodge Ph. CY 4-2891 DR. KARL H. HOFFMAN Office in Home Federal Bldg. Office phone CY 4-4341 OR. J. B, HARRIS, JR. Oculist' At 622 E. State Phone CY 4-2334 las, "A Date With The Falcon with George Sanders, rie and Allen sored by the and n P R h Dan: We're having a twist contest at our canteen late this month and this certain boy, a real twister, has asked me to be his partner and I've accepted. My boy friend is a terrible dancer and I know he wouldn't have entered the contest with me and I also felt I didn't have to ask his permission. He says differently and now he's mad at me. He says if I don't back out of the contest, we're through. featuring that old favorite, W. C. Fields. I Dear Twisters Your boy friend is right. Entering a twist contest with another boy as a partner is quite a project when you're dating " lold your boy friend before You're mord sure of the crop when you're sure of the seed. steady and I say you should have at least Kossuth's quota of $2,000 for you obligated yourself. Navy Relief was certain to be * * * topped, judging by amounts ai- Dear Dan: My daughter is 19 and will be married this summer. She ready reported to Theo Hutchison, was In some trouble two years ago and had a baby. We live in a small county chairman. With Algonans town'and some of our friends know about the baby and I've heard donating $1,000, the total to date objeptions to my daughter wearing a white wedding gown. My sister* was $1,912.11 and man townships in-law said the marriage should take place in the office of a justice of and communities had not turned the peace and not in a church. in reports. To settle one question I know you have, my daughter's husband-to. * * « be knows about the past trouble and doesn't worry about it. Please tell me wftat is right. — Anxious Mother. Tom Forburger of Wesley had a narrow escape Saturday night De8r Anxious Mother: What's right is for your sister-in-law to keep Aftff\n when he collided with a train her mouth closed and if she doesn't want to attend the church wedding, "wJwn north of there. The car was com- tell her to stay home. _ . . pletely wrecked and caught fire l' m no & condoning out-of-wedlock babies but I do know your daugh- after the collision and Mr For- ter shouldn't have to shoulder all the blame. For every girl who has burger suffered rib fractures and l>ad an illegitimate baby and then married in a church, there are head injuries. He was treated bv Pliably 10 other girls (or more) just as guilty with the exception that ah Algona doctor and reported in th ex didn>t get P re 6 nant wh ° also 8 et married In the same church and good condition. He did nofsee the vvith the blessings of aunts. ^ ^ ^ collision. me ° S ° P 3nd miSS a P«»r Pan: I always get blamed for talking in class and it's not . always me but my friend who sits across the aisle. He gets away with everything and I have to write from the dictionary. Is this fair ? — Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Hansen of David. Titonlsa were visitors of Mrs. Eliz- .- |fear 0*vMs Of course, it isn't fair. Ask your teacher to change abeth Kennedy Thursday. Wftfaeslj. t was always the "Mocetit" student too * PIOHEER Coin SEE or CALL Git YOURS FROM- YOUR LOCAL PIONEER SALESMAN: R. I. Mawdsley .....,.,,.. Algona Aaron Steuiiy ...... ,.. t . t Aljpna ' ®^* rlOQY^Ff 5f t ,,,,»_„,,, AltlOIIC! I4onf\/ C^UfAAJ^M i- S i ™»X dCnrOfClfr ..*,.,,,. (.0(19 ROCK ,, ft A f I M • « I • +* r* ^ »^ >mr rmt* ff Walter Vaudt ,.,..,„. Whittemore Kobmson Produce ,,^,^_ Wesley Jack Dethmers «. Gqrner Piitrict Sfllii Mgr,

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