The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 28, 1957 · Page 16
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 16

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, March 28, 1957
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ft-Atgefttt (to.) Upper Dm MolftM Thursday, March 28, 1957 tte$ utotoes A NEW SPEED LAW ? Iowa items on the verge of having a new speed limit law. At present we are governec by ONI which requires careful and prudent driving, etc. but which contains no clause restricting speed. Most states have speed laws, but our ob- Mfvatloti ha* been that there it comparatively little enforcement. Today's automobiles are built to exceec any 60 or 70 mile limit with ease, and so long as they are, the ordinary driver, given a clear and good road and If he Is going someplace, is going to roll along at a pretty fast clip. As a nation, if we wish to control speed, only one thing will do it. Automobiles insteac of having more horsepower and more speed, will have to have less. We hardly expect that to happen. We must confess a certain pessimism as to whether or not a speed ' im ' t ' aw wi " materially reduce our traffic fatalities. * * . * • • * THEY HEED "REFRESHER" QOURSES (Swea City Herald) There seems t6 be a concerted drive on the part of The Des Moines Register to "force through 1 a bill calling for a state withholding tax. Now while The Register comes Up with some has the opportunity to work together to good ideas, in our opinion this isn't one of them. that In the final conclusion the area gets Being in a metropolitan area and at the same time being "big business", we believe The Register editors have long forgotten what it's like to be SENTRAL'S NEW SCHOOL Residents of the 3-town Sftfttral Community School District probably breathed a sigh of relief after the ninth vote on a school bond issue. The measure carried, and whether one was for or against the Issue Is now settled. In the long run we prophesy that everyone, regardless of how he or she may have felt In the past in matters of location and other differ* ences that may have arisen within the district, will be proud of the new school eventually to be constructed. The basic idea of having a new, centrally located high school to serve the com* munlties of Penton, Seneca and Lone Rock, is a sound onef Everyone pretty well agrees that one good school for the area can offer much more in the way of a good education than can three small schools, forgetting for the moment the matter of costs of cbnstructlon and paying 'Off the bonds, the actual operation cost should not be much more than the present total, or per* haps les» when needless duplications are eliminated. • •• 'V-* • Sentral will emerge with the second largest high school In Kotsuth county and the fnewest at this moment. If any enemitles have developed during the nine votes on the proposition, they might just as well be forgotten. The vote finally carried; the die is cast; the school-will be built. Sentral now has the op see that in the final conclusion the area gets and welcomes the kind of a'school which almost everyone agrees was basically needed. NOBODY GIVES A DAMN If the American farmer didn't know 'it before/ he is finding it out. Nobody gives a damn what happens to him, with a few exceptions, in the Washington Merry-Go-Round. Everyone has a hand in the till, as is becoming more clear with each passing day and each enlightening development with regard to /he new budget and past expenditure* as they are, revealed.-But the agricultural section of the nation, the farmer whose buying power either makes or breaks the nation's economy — or has in the past — is fast being forgotten. . Oh, yes, there are efforts made to find a spot for him in the general economy. Senator Humphrey pf Minnesota, and Congressman Coad of Iowa, have unsuccessfully tried '(to date) to get the support prices raised for the 1957 crop year, but Secretary of Agriculture Benson's poll- cies and philosophies still seem to prevail in Administrative and legislative circles. Political parties don't seem to mak'e much difference. Enough Democrats vote with the Republicans to kill off any efforts to gain for the former a guarantee of a fair share of the national income. And in the meantime, industrial 'giants with high-powered lobbies manage to manipulate the vast amount of government (pending so that they are assured of government contracts netting continuous vast profits. If ALL government subsidies were withdrawn tomorrow from everyone, we wonder just what WOULD happen to our general economy. |n last fall's campaign for the U. S, Senate in Iowa, E. R. (Spike) Evans mqfJe a prediction. He said "this is agriculture's last time at bat." Mr Evflns died before having full opportunity to just how prophetic he was. President Eisenhower has had the confi- __-,, of o big majority of the people, but he is ailing and absent much of the time. His leadership is sorely missed; in the meantime his lieutenants, mostly .selectee)/; jfrom segments of the economy with special interests at stake, are running the show about as they please. The forgotten man is indeed the old fashioned farmer. * * * Ip cafe anyone is interested (which you probably aren't) don't'e^er deliberately decide to gaove, a printing office. It's not worth it. ~ Eagjie Grove Eagle. _ . f rSireiT IBS second 'clan matter" at ~tty» postoffice ft Algona. Iowa, under Act Of Congrees ol 9. 18T$. : Issued Thursdays in. 1957 By THE UPPER PE6 MOINES PUBLISHING CO, B. B, WALLER7 Managing Editor C. S. ERLANQE.R, Advertising Manager NATIONAL EOITORIAI FV+mtUOP* # BATES IN #*« »,-.,,,* fUU»N*. to coinbinstlan, per year--.t5.00 T-Mrir»T IftP K08SUTH rV'*^'**^'*'*^9^<00 « ye^r— -S6.QO ' v CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER head of a small business. They are so accustomed to giving orders to their "office help" with department heads for this and departments heads for that — all manned by huge forces, that they have failed to take into account it isn't the same in smaller businesses. For the most part, the owner of a small business is also the buyer, the seller, the bookkeeper, the account collector, the ..public; relations man, the advertising department, the check writer, the collector for various charitable funds raising drives, the helper for various school and church causes, the janitor of his store and the ringer of the cash register., . On top of all that, he has to figure his own federal tax, social security and withholding taxes for his clerk or clerks, collect sales taxes and fill out those forms—and so, consequently, his time is pretty well taken up throughout the day. Now The Register advocates a state with : holding tax system, whereby the burden would fall upon the already sagging shoulders Ojf thti 1 same small businessman. . < The Register editor merely passes it off on the newspaper's bookeepers and accountants, and the problem for them is solved. Not true with small business. He has enough forms to struggle with now, let alone adding any more. He can't afford a full-time bookkeeper or certified public accountant, but The Register forgets this. The editors, we fear, simply haven't REALLY been in business until they tangle with the problems of a small businessman. Their job is con- cerened with one department -^ and one department alone. Perhaps they should consider taking a "refresher course" in one of the small towns of Iowa to reacquaint themselves with the problems of business — small business ! * * * SPECIAL PAPER FOB 1KB ? Grundy Register — Inside information is that President Eisenhower does not read the newspapers. As a substjtutue the Pentagon Press prints a daily paper for the President's exclusive use, containing nothing that is displeasing to the presidential eye'and only what the bureau wants him to know. Many of thp friends and past supporters of the President are becoming somewhat critical about the administration in Washington. That includes newspapers that helped Eisenhower in his two election campaigns. One of these is The Red Oak Express, which commented editorally: "We do wish that the President would turn his face more often westward, where live the people who con$titu.t$ the strength of his nation. It ie perhaps unfortunate that Washington, built in tb,e egrly days pjf our nation, is about as far east as pne can go, M o s t of our nation lies WEST o| Washington, but the appointments made sornetimes give us the idea that eastern thought Of the intelligentsia, with foreign flavor, too often dominates. Did we not have TWO easterners in 8 row as national chairman of the Republican BUSINESS "lt'« true we could never find another man to take you? place, Argyle—-*o we're eliminating your job!" "It js encoyraging to know that we are not alone in this thinking- Those of us, as life-long republicans, who have seen the administration turn its back OR four gpod years, are disturbed." As the Grundy Register has remarked before "The Eisenhower Honeymoon is Over." * * * Iowa's senajor* ia Ofs Moines are delving into the control of subjects that would be required of high school students. Peraps the senators should exchange places with the professional educators. Ljet the senator^ rug the schools and the tea,cher§ run the senate^ '*,.',.> * buiinjMI expenses lor income purposes turn up many interesting things. A Miami schoolteacher vrrota in thgt she has a who is g §trip.teaser, who i§ permitted to deduct the post of false eyelashes, G-strings, etc. but the schpol teacher cannot deduct the cpst, of required siunmer school WQfk. ,« ' " * * * Well, wi njsy^hsve 6j»w in wjatw 804 in summer in tywa, but wg' don't have §ny quakes. "•''•'. '.- . , «f * * Secretary pf Treasury 0««ff* Huwpb!«y longer ta'lHs ato'out a recession that will i4 Titfl : hair . . . Ita's too busy watching Congress giving the budget a close shave ANTI-BUDGET BARRAGE — Written protests from constituents against the federal budget last week hit the highest level since the whopping $71.8 billion request was announced in January! That's why congressiopal sub-, committees have been earnestly lopping off millions here ana there these past several days. However, one must bear in mind that these proposed cuts must be passed ' by the Senate. Talk is that the. Senate will restore most of ihe cuts requested y the House. DEMOCRATS TO BLAME?. ^ : Or^e of the most scathing denunciations concerning the. budget) comes from the National Fed^ra- ;ion of Independent Business,] with headquarters in Burlingame, Calif. . -.::<• The blast is aimed at the Democrats. The theme: "You say th* Republicans welch on reducim, 'taxesj but what : . is your, parf^i doing about it?" Historically, Congress alone- determines how much is to be spent annually by 'our federal government. Since Democrat^ control both Houses, they have* the full power to slash the budget. . Yet, judging from constituent mail, more than half the taxpayers are blaming the Republicans. MISCELLANY— Food Stamps: A recent Commerce Department survey shows that more and more stores are dropping this food-stamp plan. Income tax picture: Definitely no cut this year, but definitely one in 1958 — perhaps averag 1 ing 10 percent for middle-incomu bracket. Corn gasoline? Sen. Karl Mundt of South Dakota is trying to induce the oil industry to blend into motor fuel a five percent 1 blend of corn .alcohol . . . Figures jt would eliminate our vast corn surplus ---- ' Subsidies: Congressional mail indicates that some Midwest farmers are getting tired of continuous subsidies, want , to dq away with them completely ... Ike's health: The report is that President Eisenhower's haaring may have become permanently impaired by the recent ear infect tion- Len Hall miffed; Friends sa$ former GpP political chieftain Len Hall is hurt, because President Eisenhower 'failed to offer/ him a cabinet post — namely that of postmaster general. Foreign aid's future: This i? v the way Senator Johnston of South Carolina puts it: "Seven percent of the world's population (that's the U.S.) can't go on supporting the other 93 percent forever." Nuclear fuel: How are our reserves of nuclear fuel (such 8fj uranium ore)? As o,f this week, they totalled 60 million toni. That's almost enough to blow UJF the world 10 times . . . , •• Nixon funning roftje: Already strategists are "picking 1 'a running mate for Richard Nixejj; jn i960 . . . Prominently mention,? e^: Theodore Roosevelt ?4g* Keldin, governor of Maryland. ' Auto financing; Congressmeh are readying a. blast at ,,#ute financing companies, S e c r e t testimony has named several firms that J« charged unwary buyers as much fs 600 (si* -h.u.n> dred) percept- interest! trend: Census officials say that in the next ten years there will be * ^ 5 percent mV crease in college enrollments! „,„,. ttt.ttHgfr 9 OR „ ,„. Hjjj thse days you he &. two songs. ; One is the same old tune congressmen shout lustily this titrje every year; %«t'| c«t tlie b^te$| to the core!" < The othfe sung by many pf t same yoietos, gQ*^*aawA'' like this: "Let's spend more money for the right people ..." Ruth Hon^s have, a .lovely mel- ody. •. But the chords clash.' The complete score confuses the listeners beyond. Let's look at a few conflictinj choruses... Headline: "Rep. Peter Freling- huysen, Republican of New Jersey, calls for a $3.6 billion cut in President's 1958 budget." Just before that, the same congressman introduced bills that would establish four new federal bureaus or projects, such as a national highway safety bureau-and an academy for student nurses. Annual cost to taxpayers? Millions of dollars. Heres' an interesting one: It concerns Rep. John Bennett of Michigan who is a member bf the Republican policy committee which recently demanded that spending be cut to the bone. 'The other day he introduced a bill which, if passed, would cost taxpayers two BILLION dollars. It calls for a 2,000-mile highway from northern Michigan to Everett, Wash-. (This is over and above the multi-billion dollar federal road program). Rep. Harry McGregor of Ohio lambastes the post office department for deficit spending. Yet he comes out with a bill that. would provide rural mail service to residents on any "passable" road. Another case in point is the "old folks" bill introduced by Rep. John Henderson, another Ohio Republican. Basically, it seeks an inducement for firms to employ more persons over 50 years of age. Under certain provisions, firms would receive a cut of five per cent in their taxes if they hired a certain number of older people. It's an ideal bill to all concerned. But no one has yet figured how much it would add to the budget... Probably the greatest "conflict Of interest" can be seen with your own eyes'right here on Capitol Hill. , Members of Congress, taking time out • from preaching economy, are having built for them, selves a brand new Senate office building and a new (the third) House of Representatives building, Cost to taxpayers? An initial outlay of NINETY-SEVEN MILLION DOLLARS! VETERAN • At the age of 76, Ed Miner ol Pre.scptt has begun his 62nd year jrt business there. He's a hardware man, and entered the business at Prescott in 1894. FHOM t HE ttLES OF THE ALGONA UPPER DCS MOINES APRIL 1, 1937 * * * John Bridgham, iiuiructor in the school at Livermore, had a very narrow escape Thursday evening at the John Wonderly home where he had a room. Mr Bridgham, who had been suffering wuth a severe cold, returned to the Wonderly home after school about 4:30 p.m. He went right up to his room to rest and laid down after first lighting the oil stove. Mrs Wonderly open* ed the stairway door to put her ironing board away two hours later and discovered the whole upstairs was full of smoke. She aroused Mr Bridgham, who was dazed from the smoke. The stove was flaming out the top, but didn't ignite anything in the room. Damage caused by the stove made it necessary for the Wonderlys to refinish the entire second slory of ihe home * * » Henry Bonnstelter. of Whitlemore attended the wedding of his son, Joseph, and Mary Ulrich at Emmetsburg Tuesday, morning. Now it wasn't everyday Henry got a chance to see a son get married, so in the joy of the happy occasion, he was determined to kiss his new daughter-in- law.. In the excitement of the moment Henry grabbed, and kissed, THE BRIDE'S MOTHER. * » * During a severe rain and wind storm during the week a large tree near the Ralph Thompson home, north of Lone Rock, blew, down, knocking down ihe high- line and telephone line. "— * * • Glendora Burbank of Algona suffered a badly cut arm while skating at the Fenton roller rink Tuesday night. Miss Burbank, who was skating at the time with a group of Christian Endeavor young folks, slipped while rounding a corner, and in an attempt to stop her fall, stuck out an arm. The arm went through a window and was sliced by glass, which nearly severed an artery. She was given first aid and was well on the way to' recovery. * » » Orval Haines, son of Mr and Mrs Archie Haines of Algona, joined the navy in August, 1936. At the time he weighed 137 pounds. A letter received by hir; parents here recently described exactly what navy beans had done -'for Orval since that time, He had added 40 pounds to his frame, and was a true believer in the navy progaganda about three squares a day. Orval, who was senior class editor of the high school annual before his graduation here, had just been selected to go to the navy medical school and hospital at Bremerton, Wash, as honor man in his class at San Diego. (At last reports, Orval was still a navy man, in fact, has been an officer for many... years.) * * * The cornerstone of the new Algona postoffice was laid Monday. Work on the bricklaying was progressing nicely, and it was evident workmen would make even better time with the advent of springlike weather. Nels Beck of Union township suffered a crushed knee Tuesday evening when a concrete foundation fell upon him while he was attempting to move a chicken house. No report on his condition. Kossuth county's spelling bee, with about 50 pupils competing, was slated to be held in the court room here Monday, April 5, beginning at 1 p.m.. The winner of the event, if he or she desired, was eligible to enter thu stale meet at Des Moines at a later date. By volunteering your services to your Easter Seal Society you can help crippled children,- Help them, too, by giving to Easter Seals. John Gordon, Olenwood high school senior, tvas wounded recently as he handled ft pistol at his home. The weapon discharged accidentally, and the bullet passed through the palm of hit hand, emerging above his wrist. No bones were MISHAP Shirley Cole, 20, was injured seriously in a freak auto mishap at Jefierson recently. While waiting at an intersection, her car was bumped from the rear but apparently without injury or damage. Arriving at work, Miss Cole fainted and was found to have received a fractured vertebra in her neck. PERFECT Will Kaiser, O'Brien county treasurer, turned in a "perfect" etldit report for the year 1953. the state auditor advised him that the e*aminer, in 25 years of auditing treasurer's offices, had never before found one without a single error 0f adjustment to report. there are more native born Italians In New York City than any other nationality. JMJTO iM«iii»»/\»i»; '-: My company offers all 3! If you have a family, own a home, or drive a car . . . you want the beat protection tnone? will buy. You can alway* rely on State Farm Insurance for all three . . . at reasonable rate*. Before you Invest in further protection for your family, your home or your ear ... let »• tell you about State Farm'* budget-planned fnturaace. If pay* to ftnow your STATI FARM HAROLD C. SUNDET 300 East Elm • Algona, Iowa PHONE CY 4-2341 .*•,.*, w; FUNK'S G WINS 13 OF THE 29 IOWA MASTER CORN GROWER CONTESTS ' + •• * , 7 of these 13 winners used G-75A. I used G- 24A, I used G-3.3A. 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