The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 28, 1957 · Page 31
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 31

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, March 28, 1957
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2-AlflOna (fa.) Upper D*» Molnw Thurtda/, March 28, 19S7 ^•..m.ri-1-Tb liifirt.. rf, l^i>fim'i* t . rj|ir,inteilii^t»li^>»iii»»inH..iiiiiHi1iii1i ifli ifctiii.i. i .1*1 ' in* ..r.. • 1.1.111»..111 SENtRAL'S NEW SCHOOL of' the 3-fewn Sentral Cam- munlty 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 petsf 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 f}!gh school to serve the communities of Fenton,, Seneca and Lone Rock, is a sound one. 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 construction and paying off the bonds, the actual operation cost should not be much more than the present total, or per, haps lest when needless duplications are eliminated. ; '.Sentral will emerge" with the second largest high*, school in Kossufh county and the newest at this moment. If any enemities 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 wiN be built. Sentral now has the opportunity to work together to 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 i 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 Ae new budget and past expenditures as they are revealed. But the agricultural section of the nation, the'jfarmer whctsfi 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- nf'rri' in 'the general economy. Senator Humphrey of Minnesota, and Congressman Cpad of Iowa, have unsuccessfully tried' (to date) to get the support prices raised for the 1957 crop year, but Secretary of Agriculture Benson's policies and philosophies still seem to prevail in Administrative and legislative circles. Political parties don't seem to make much difference. Enough Democrats vote'with the Republicans to kill off any efforts to gain for the farmer 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 spending 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. In last fall's campaign for the U. S. Senate in Iowa, E. R. (Spike) Evans made a prediction. He said "this is agriculture's last time at bat." Mr Evans died before having full opportunity to see just how prophetic he was. President Eisenhower has had the confidence of a 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 selected from 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. * * * In case anyone is interested (which you probably aren't) don't ever deliberately decide to move a printing office. It's not worth it. — Eagle Grove Eagle. tipper PCS . 111 E. Call Street—Phone 1100—Algona, Iowa Entered as second class matter at the postoffiee at Algona. Iowa, under Act of Congress ot March 3, 1879. Issued Thursdays in 1957 By THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Managing Editor C. S. ERLANDER, Advertising Manager NATIONAL EDITORIAL | A sTb cfo T I~O N / MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU Of _ CIRCULATIONS NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE Weekly Newspaper Representatives, Inc. 404 Fifth Ave., New York 18, N. Y. 333 N. Michigan, Chicago 1, 111. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO. One Year, in advance . $3.00 Both Algona papers, in combination, per year $5.00 Single Copies —. 10c SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year, in advance .„„.„-, .. Sl.OO 3oth Algona papers In combination, one year $6.00 No subscription lest than 6 »Q«th$. ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per inch - 83c OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER A NEW SPEED LAW? ;.' lewd *9ems on the verge of having a new speed llmlf law. At present we are governed by one ; which requires, earefu) and prudent drly* IrtgV etc. But whfch conhjihs rio clause restricting -• j' t= . .- ".. ." H ' . '' l' -.''-.'. . . ' • "- . -.'' .' Most states have speed laws, but our observation has been thaf ther|( fs: .cortipciratively little enforcement. . :^ i ijy Today's axitomobile* arff;.built to exceed any 60 or 70 rtiile limit with-ease, and so Ic-rig as they are,; trie ordinary driver, given a clear and good 1 road and rf 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 Instead of having more horsepower tfr/d more sper"- 1 will have to have less. We Haridly expect to happen. - • ! .'. '; We must confess,a certdin.jpessimism as whether or rtot a speect limit law,.will niateria reduce our traffic fatalities; "'f| ' ! THEY NEED "REFRESHER"!CJCWftSES : (Swea City Herald) There seems. to' fee a conceded driye on trie" part of The Des^Moines Register, to "fords'through" a bill calling for a state, withholdingtax. ,-'., Now while The ;RegiStef comes Up'.with sonie' good ideas, in our opinioh this iln!-t one-of therh." Being in a metropolitan area: anfi-. at. the sarrie time being "big;business;', we belieye The Register editors have long forgotten'what it's like to be head of a small business*-, •, , • r • They are so' accustpm'ed 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 1 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'4hroughout the day. Now The Register advocates a state with?, holding tax system, whereby the burden, would fall upon the already sagging shoulders "of'this '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 ! by McFMftwl "h's.true we could'never find another man to take your j place» Argyle—so we're eliminating your job!" , SPECIAL PAPER FOR IKE ? Grundy Register — Inside information is that President Eisenhower does not read the newspapers. As a substitutue 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 \vants him to know. Many of the 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 constitute the strength of his nation. It is perhaps unfortunate that Washington,' built in thp early days of our nation, is about as far east as one can go. Most of our nation lies WEST of Washington, but the appointments made sometimes give us the idea that eastern thought of the intelligentsia, with foreign flavor, too often dominates. Did we not have TWO easterners in a row as national chairman of the Republican party? "It is encouraging 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 on four good years, are disturbed." As the Grundy Register has remarked "before ''The Eisenhower Honeymoon is Over." * * * Iowa's senators in Des 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. Let the senators run the schools and the teachers run the senate. * * * Deductible business expenses lor income tax purposes turn up many interesting things. A Miami schoolteacher wrote in, that she has a neighbor who is a stripteaser, who is permitted to deduct the cost of false eyelashes, G-strings, etc. but the school teacher cannot deduct the cost of required summer school work. : * * * Well, we way have snow in winter and heat in summer in Iowa, but we don't have any esfrtb- quakes. * * * Secretary of Treasury 600199 Humpbiey no longer talks about a recession that will tf curl your hair . . . He's too busy watching Congress giving thu budget a close shave. AriTI-BUDGET fcARHAGE — Writtien protests from constituents [against the federal 'budget last week hit the highest levej since: the whopping >$71.8,biflibri request was announced in Janu-j ary! That's why congressional subcommittees havfe been' earnestly, lopping off millions here arid 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 the < cuts requested iy the House ; ' f * .'. - . \ DEMOCRATS TO BLAME?, rr One.of the, most scathing, .denuji- ia'tiohs concerning , the budget; omes from the National Federation of .Independent Business; with headquarters in Burlingame,' alif. • '•'•' The blast is aimed at the Demo- rats. The theme: "You say tirt Republicans welch on reducing taxes, but I what Vis your 1 pari doing 1 about it?" " , Historically,, Congress < alortef determines how much is to be spent annually by our federal government. Since Democrats 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 the' food-stamp plan. Income tax picture: Definitely no cut this year, but definitely one in 1958 — perhaps averag-' ing 10 percent for middle-income bracket. Corn gasoline? Sen. Karl Mundt of South Dakota is trying to induce the oil industry to blend, into motor fuel a'five percent blend of corn alcohol.. .-Figures it would eliminate our vast corn' surplus... ' . Subsidies: Congressional mail indicates that some Midwest farmers are getting tired of continuous subsidies, want to do away with them completely... Ike's health: The report is that President Eisenhower's .hearing may have become permanently impaired by the recent ear infec-- tion. ; Len Hall miffed: Friends sajf former GOP political chieftain, Len Hall is hurt, because President Eisenhower failed to offe* him- a carpet .post— parneijf that of postmaster general. Fpreign aid's futures This is the way Senator Johnston of South Carolina puts it: "Seven percent pf the world's- population (that's the U.S.) can't go on supporting 'the other 93 percent forever." Nucl«a? fuel; How are our reserves/'of nuclear fuel (such as> uranium ore)? As of Ma week, they totalled 00 million, tonj|. That's almost enough to ,b.lQW up the world 10 times... , , Nixon running male: Already GOP strategists are "picking? 1 a running mate for Richard Nixqh in I960 ... Prominently mention> ed; Theodore Roosevelt M<|r Keldin, governor of Maryland. Auto financing: Congressmen are readying a, blast at , auto, financing companies. Secret testimony has named several firms that haye charged unwary buyers as much as 600 (six hun> dred) percent interest! ' qpjlege trend i Census officials say that in tho next ten years there will be a 75 percent increase in college enrollments! CLASHING $$$ SONGS — Ojt) Capitol HJll thse days you he|f two songs. >;. One is;the same old tune coil? gressmen shout lustily this tiraa 'every year: "£et's out the budget to the core!" V T?he other, sung by many of same yodelecs, goes so like this: • "Let's spend more money for the right people ..." Both songs havo a lovely mel- ody. But the chords clash. The complete score confuses t h e 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 ari academy for student nurses. Annual cost to taxpayers? Millions of dollars. Heres' ah interesting one: It concerns Rep.'John Bennett 6f Michigan who is a member of 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 Eve- ir.ett,. Wash. (3Chi& , 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 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! •it_ VETERAN v&t the age of .76, Ed Miner ot PEgsfejitt has begunvhis 62nd year in-Jbusiness there^',He's a hardware. • man, and r entered the business at Prescqtt in 1894.. f Hfi FILES Of THE ALGONA UPPER 10SS MOINES ^ , APRIL 1, 1997 , * * » * John Bridgham, instructor in the school at Livermore, had a very narrow escape Thursday evening at the Johh Wonderly home where he had a room. Mr Bridgham, who had been suffering with a'severe -cold, returned to the Wonderly home after sehtfol about 4:30 p.m. 'He went right up io his room to rest and laM. 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 urJstairs was full of smoke. She arfaused Mr Bridgham, who was dazed from the smoke. The stove was flaming" out the top, but didn't' ignite 'anything in the loom. Damage caused by the isiove made it ".necessary for the vWdnderlys to fefinlsh the entire second story of.lhe home. "'I' • , ( *f • ./ . f Henry Bonnsfeller. of Whitte- ^rnore attended *,»the wedding o'f his son, JbSeph,/and Mary Ulrich "at Emmetsburg ', (Tuesday morning. Now it' wasn't everyday Henry got a charice to see a son get married, so in.the joy of the happy occasion, ;he was determin- ejd to kiss his hew 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 the 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 bn 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 his; parents here recently .described exactly, what navy beans had done -for Orval- since that time. c He hid added; 40 pounds to his frame, and was a true believer in the navy progaganda abom 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 corneisione of tho 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 state 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. WOUNDED ; John' Gordon. , OlcnWood school 'aehidr, Was W6unded 'cently-as h6 handled w-g 1 '. his home. The weapon" dlBcharg- ed 3em4y, and the bulle passed through the palm, of his hand, emerging abovS his wrist. No feohes MISHAP ' ;-.' \ i* . , ' Cole, 20, Was injured ste a freak auto mishap at Jefferson recently. WhUe waiting at an Intersect °n ( her car was bumped from.tne rear but r P parentlywitHaut injury or damage. Arrivinga Cole fainted and. was found to 1 have receliWd' tf, fractured vertebra In hefflecfe.^ ~' PERFECt Will Kaiser, ' "O'BPiefi county treasurer, a "perfect" audit report ;fo^ : the. year 1955. The' state 1 audiwr^advisfed him 'that the examlher, in-25 years of auditing treasurer 'offices, had never before-found one without ,a single error 1 . 6f adjustment to 'report. , • .l^V There are'' 'rrlore native born Italians In NeW';Y"ork City than any other nationality*. AUTO •:•»'; I N S U R A N C 13 LIFE 'INS MR A rice My company offers all 3! if you have a fainily, own a home, or drive a car... you Want the beat protection Money will buy. You can always rely on State Farm insurance for all three ... at, reasonable rates. Before you invest In further protection for your family, your home or your car... let me tell you about State Farm's budget-planned ixunur&nco* j If pays to know your STATE FARM Agent HAROLD C. SUNPET ;300 East Elm Algona, Iowa PHONE CY 4-23*1 FUNK'S G WINS 13 OF THE 29 ,' •' j " ... »i •• IOWA MASTER CORN GROWER CONTESTS 7 of these 13 winners used G-75A. I used G- 24A, I used G-33A. These Hybrids along with the new G-38A are the ones you should use for top yiejds of quality corn on your farm. See Your Funk's G-Man Now: * t Douglas Mechler — Titonka Jim Christensen — Burt Q. A. Bjustrom — Burt Blaine Saxton - Lone Rock B. Frank Mishler — West Bend Bob Dall - Ottosen A. H. Erpelding — Bode Magnus Rahm — Algona Vincent Eisenbacher — Wesley Elmer Kubly - Corwith Wi SILL ISO TOX SEED TREATiR What a difference a "BjT bedroom 'phone makes I You answer late-hour calif without touching a toe to the floor. 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