NO CAUSE FOR COMPLAINT ; I'his' is budget hearing time,, the period of the year when-all municipal, county and state units of government, and school districts afc'well, publish their proposed budgets for the next year and issue? notice of public hearings on the proposed budgets. Last year there W&& considerable interest locally in these budget,hearings. This year, how- eVfer, insofar as tHe budget hearings already held indicate there is 'comparatively little interest being shown in.the budget hearings'.. , Public Budgets, generally speaking, are increased only because -the departments concerned believe they should have greater income. Usually their requests have good, solid reasoning connect-» ed with them, Occasionally, however, budgets are set\high,e.r,than,the.ampunt needed, with the ex- pectation'tha*t< there/may te Sonic objection and leeway is provided for ah eventual cutback. If anyone hais any question as to the expenditure of public funds it is a duty to attend the budget hearings. If there is no objection, then there can be no cause for complaint the following year when the tax bill comes due. ' ' * * * * GILLETTE USED TO IT The editor of the Anamosa Eureka says that Senator Guy Gillette will,, have "a hard row' to hoe" to win re-election'this_ year. It will not be anything new for Gillette to have a hard row to hoe to be re-elected. He was elected three times as a candidate for congress from a strong republican district. He has ; been elected three time's, to the United States Senate against normal republican majorities. No other democrat from Iowa within a hundrecl years has been elected to a national office as often as he. While'Senator Gillette ,is .a/democrat, he is 'not a partisan. He doesn't take : a partisan'view of any public issue with, which congress .is called upon to deal. He works and votes for what he believes to- be .the best interests of the people whom he is chosen to serve. He; has 7 been supporting President Eisenhower's program more consistently than many of the republicans in the United States senate and he 'just as consistently opposed legislation that he did'not approve, proposed by the two .forVner democratic presidents. Former President;Roosevelt was so much put out with him for Qillette's independence that he used presidential influence'to'try to defeat him for re- nominatioh for senator. : It was because Iowa people approved Senator Gillette's independence in the discharge of his duties that they re-elected him six years ago with the- biggest majority ever given to a' candidate for the United States senate from Iowa. MR BENSON MISSED THE HOGS wu " s mse corn &ra Benson that farmers to th eTovern° the g ° Vem U» ames 111 E. Call Street—Phone 1100—Algona, Iowa Entered as second class matter at the poatoffice at Algona, Iowa, under Act of Congress of March 3. 1879. , • Issued Tuesdays in 1954 By THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Managing Editor C. S. ERLANDER, Advertising Manager NATIONAL EDITORIAL MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE Weekly Newspaper Representatives, Inc. 920 Broadway, New York 10, N. Y. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO. One Year, in advance , $3.00 Both Algona papers, In combination, per year ... $5.00 Single Copies .„-... lOc SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year in advance $4.01 Both Algona papers in combination, one year $8.00 No subscription less than 6 months. ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per inch 6Sc OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER Mr Benson,may be partially right, but evl dently the word hasn't reached him yet that there are a few farmers in the corn bejt who raise hogs, and some feed cattle. As a matter of fact the spring pig crop in Iowa was 11 percent greater than a year ago and 6 percent above the 10 year average. ... •* , „•., These farmers, it would seem, are converting their corn to pork. But perhdps Mr Benson's banquet table does not include pork. , Our suggestion to Ezra would'.be "to handle his traveling schedule 1 ,so that he goes through the y midwest sometime in the daylight. He might find 1 it interesting to learn that a great deal of corn is used in other ways than resting in the government's steel bins. •'.•('«** 13 IOWA COUNTIES ' A "letter to the editor" in the Des Moines 'Register recently suggested that low^i streamline its county government and reorganize the state into 13 "county districts." .This suggestion keeps popping up every so often, and while it does sound like good sense and a fundamentally economical way to operate, it has a long" way to go before being generally accepted. However, the idea was interesting for one reason, because in the proposed layout of 13 counties, Algona wound up as the county seat of one of the 13 areas. The proposed area would include Kossuth county, Hancock, Winnebago, Wright,, Humboldt, and a slice from Webster, Palo Alto and Emmet. On that basis, of course, we find ourself heartily in favor of the idea, but imagine that there might be some objections from the other counties mentioned. Incidentally, the writer pf the letter suggesting the idea also had in mind re-naming the 13 new "counties" and Algona would be located in Connecticut — each of the 13 counties to be named for one of the original 13 states. " We've just passed the idea along for what it may be -worth — and for the very likely rebuttals from our neighboring counties. * * * THE DOLLAR LOSES VALUE According to a press association story from New York, the purchasing value of the dollar fell to 53.9 cents in May — the lowest point in its 169-year history. The figures were compiled from prices in 39 major cities across the country by the; National Industrial Conference board. The board's consumer price index also showed an increase of 0.5 percent from April to May. These figures are somewhat startling, to say the least. We heard a great deal about "the cheap dollar" a few- years back, but had presumed that things were much better, now that we have a sound business administration, running things in Washington. It would be interesting to hear from the prolific writers of editorials on economics as to how the present dollar happens to be even of less value than was the case several years ago, when the country' was going to pot under the Democrats. * * * BETTER RESIGN RIGHT NOW — Grundy Center Register — Senator Knowland from California who is top man in the United States Senate has threatened to resign if China is accepted as a member of the United Nations Such a threat is a bad break for a man to make who occupies a high position in our government Other governments will look upon the threat as a preposterous bluff and the assurance and the danger is that the bluff will be called. Our president who should be permitted to announce our policies with other nations has tried to soften the mistake made by the leader of the senate with an announcement that our government will oppose the admission of China to the UN but no ultimatum was attached to this announcement. If China is admitted to the United Nations, that will offer no justification for us to move out and go it alone. Wo will be more needed in the U. N. if China is admitted than we are now. While we may not be able to keep them out we must stav in to checkmate- their influence. Tel I The Boss Fm fare "THE Kffi§ BID If" It's about ttJne the tg|ft*d oUf eofnnitMjity arB PrPft n j* -••-••* fwml?4 U11I1||9 of edit they With do. J fo* ohS dWt the familiar saying^'Must KaVe been a -crazy .teen-age*^ The headlihes screani out every little thing the te>ft-a-ger does 'against the laws of our country, but let ah oldeU citlMi disobey tHe laws aVid -everything is pretty mum. the recent "illegal accident" at the airport 6n July fottrth in which little-six year ,oldf Barbara Drone suffered'iuntofd misery and is in grave danger of losing one eye is a good example.' She was an innocent bystander and it wasn't her father or her teen-age brother (as r some people have thought) either. whb 'lit the cracker. I believe the- oltfer generation needs some, education .on how to ooey the Jaws of this' country so they can set a gooff example for 20YEES : AGQ-i IN THE FROM THE FILES OF THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES JULY 26, 1934 & most frower&t' Homer Harris of Albia was busy buying up mineral rights on land between Algona and Irv- ngton, and the mystery was provoking. Geologists had been making a survey of the land, but no report 'of their findings was available. Most people in the area guessed Harris was either _oing to mine gold or coal, and loped he would find one or the other. If he found coal, it meant louses would heat more cheaply, -lowever, he must not have 'ound it, as no mines -are located n tnis vicinity. * * * There were a lot of Charley tiorses in Algona the morning of July 27, 1934. The reason—A Kiwanis-Rotary kittenball game was on the schedule for the evening of the 26th. Dr. Cretzmeyer and Joe Bloom were 1 two men slaled to provide support for the pitching efforts of Dr. W. D.,Andrews on the Kiwanis team, and Ralph Miller, Fred Kent and Glen Buchanan were all set to give it a whirl for the Rotary. U.S. Senator L. J. Dickinson was going to throw out the first pitch, (probably the best one pi the night) and proceeds from the affair were going to be turned over to Miss Bonnstetter for reliei .work. Cost of rubbing alcohol and liniment were not to be deducted. . • • • A completely paved highway from the north to the south end of the county came nearer to reality when four'miles of 169 from the fairgrounds south received approval by the state. Cost was set at $80,000 for (the job which was scheduled for the near future. * * * , The 30th annual Indian Day at Titonka had been sert for Aug. 15. Committeemen were busily arranging the event which featured concessions, .baseball and other forms of entertainment. 1954 must be the fiftieth anniversary of the affair. • • • Alfred Semon, Whiltemore, now of Algona, hadn't made up his mind whether or not he want' ed to take another ride in a car. The thing that troubled him was the fact that he had been in two accidents in two days, and he was wondering what might happen if a third time came up. .he was uninjured in a wreck T|.-sday over near Clear Lake when he was returning from a Standard Oil meeting, and suffered scratches and bruises Thursday when a bug got inside Frank Elberi's shirt as the two men returned from Fort Dodge, causing the car to upset. Huss Waller'* Odds and Endj contained this bit of up-ito-date philosophy—"It is difficult to be- neve Noah took only one pair ot mosquitoes aboard the ark." How about flies? * * * ' Ralph Pnebe, Lone Rock, lost his billfold containing money and valuable papers while shoveling coal. An honest man, of which there are still many, returned the billfold to him in less than ?» hours. Algona Upper Des Moines Algona, Iowa Gentlemen: I was sure glad to receive t}ie Centennial Edition as it is very interesting to me and I sure want to thank you for it. I was born and raised south of Algona in 1879 and lived there until 1911. I remember Captain William Ingham and Harvey Inghani, Ambrose Call, Lewis Smith, Gardner Cowles, Dave Haggard and a good many others in the older days. Those old days seemed real, good even if we did have mud roads and slow traveling and a good many timps in the spring the Call bridge oyer the river would partly go out or you could not drive over it the ice would raise up the piling and it would not be safej then we use to have to drive over the Blackford bridge west of town in order to get to Algona the road south of town going to' Ft. Dodge was not laid out, when .1 was a boy. And we always had to go over the Call bridge to get-to Algona even4f we only lived two miles south of the Northwestern Depot. Times have sure changed .since then and .Wot many of the old settlers are left; any more. I am making a trip, to Missouri this week and whl also stop at Algona, but I iurely want to thank you for the Centennial Edition. Yours very truly, Conrad Rabe Minneapolis, "Minn. CONTRIBUTOR TO SUCCESS Algona, Iowa July 15, 1954 The Algona Upper Des Moines Algona, Iowa ' Gentlemen: Many opinions- have been expressed to the effect that the recent centennial celebration was rather highly successful. 'Your paper and entire staff are to be congratulated on your fine centennial edition. We are also happy to recognize and commend you for the fine job of informing the public on centennial activities during the past several months. All of this was a very considerable contribution to the success of the celebration. , It would have been impossible to hire the talentj thought, tin^e, energy and workers that were voluntarily contributed by various groups and individuals. We think it is fine that" a great many groups and individuals, ot rnany diverse interests have so well demonstrated that they can and will really pull together. Thanks again for yo.ur very important part well done. Yours very truly, Eugene H. Hutchins General Chairman Kossuth Centennial LIKE COUNTY HISTORY Dear Sirs: I must hasten to extend congratulations on the Centennial edition. I'll file mine with the two Ben Reed histories of Kossuth county published in 1913. As a former newspaper helper I know time and effort involved, It was great! . Mrs Wm. Bigings LuVerne, la. the yourfget generation;. wh&, some day 'grow. Up to. run this fine community.' .- -•"" ' , 'j : ' . Feature your 4We'$t '.little ;six year old star ting: oitt'llffe— entering first grade this fall-^-wlth 6he. eye — or one eye ' without- • any sight— all befcause &.\ grown man didn't think it was important., to obey -the laws of his 'country.' , . Mrs P. A. Drone Algona,, Iowa' CONGRATULATIONS! -.Congratulations to the. Algonft Upper Des Moines upon its wonderful 122 page ; Centennial edition. Being a printer and realizing the work involved, it almost made us just tired to look, at it. Incidentally, some of the pictures and articles b»ought back memories to us of 1917 when we struggled- through Algona to Emmetsburg in the' mud, and stopped 'at almost every farm to .get water in our car radiator. Even the rough pavement on highway 1 18 has .always looked good 'ever since. '.'..'. v ^Anyway, congratuations! . ' , Cy Adams, Editoi Kanawha Reporter the rifofs-of,--- . the. days ;of • two*reel ht»"cbaid expect Jflost to happen td him, If It waS tot a .laugh." f aday, his work is . by a representative of the American-Humane Society. Th«* attots wlth'whom he works ffiA* be kfefrt in wet fclpthes fo; hours at a lime, but Mr -Horse, Mr Chimp or Mr Dog'Cannot be subjected to discomfort. It's all right to drop a barrel of flour on an actor's head —or hit him in the face with pies, .until you r.un out of film, but you'd better ( not try it With animals 1 Yes!* Ail In all, animal aciofct have 4he best of. this deal. In fact, not a few young comedians would like to put in in early reservation for reincarnation as a movie ape! > No more falling into manholes or mud-puddles. No more breakaway bbttles or chairs putting new parts in the hair. They could'.say fareWell to,daylong, roUgh-and-tUmble fights. •' -What a comeback! > Enjoying a pleasanUife,.jUst aping the more S IVwoo dUidtt.' Talfcba i" >* * -' » i ngef,animal once boasted a we)l fralned.-beaft Mtefcd . "j ojlfi Browri." John 1 ? tfalner always kept.. hto'.eMfc '«•»•*» •, ^ed tb' * .. . , bulging* with felly-beans prunes. As long 'as John Brow was 'bribed - vfth ' his- fa g6odfes.he was llriefldly and table. Forjet his sweets, and htfj become surly and hard'to manaE Oh location, 8ffe day, the tr'ainei* got too fa* from his soureg of supply. Suddenly, screams lot help filled the "air. Following them, we all raced aftmnd a hugs rock where 1 ' we discovered the trainer, flat -on his '.back. There, sitting astride him, squarel/ amidships, was , John Brown, try* ing to thrust his, huge paws intf his "master's" pockets. Do yoil know, folks; it's amazing hbw iloud a man cau yell for just a few, little jelly-beans-when a full grown bear is Using his "tummy" for a seat cushion! Behind The Movie Sets WITH BUDDY MASON ,. agreeable things/that humans do With a 7 trainer waiting'after each, scene to feed yoa ripe -bananas— and a. Humane Association man standing by to siSe that no one forgets,/ your -comfort and welfare, well? The boys can dream, can't they? , • * * ,«All of which brngs us io Tarn- ba, the Chimp, *who a permits Jonnny Weissmuller'-to have a closeup or two in Columbia's "Cannibal Attack". Tamba adojrfes Johnny, and sees no reason* for not being allowed to .join his friend in every scene. * One sRbt in the film calls for Tamba, to smoke a pipe. He has to fill the pipe, light it, and-blow smoke-rings to warn Johnny that dapger is near. , Tamba has smoked before, !.so there's no chance of him becoming sick. In fact, ,the well-trained Chimp rather likes the whole idea. What's more, he can produce a first class smoke-ring for the dange.r signal. , •Nevertheless, as with all animal sequences, this one must be cleared by'the, American Humane Association. Dr. W. A. Young, Who gives the seal of approval — or withholds it—sizes up • the .situa- 'LEDGERS, LEDGER SHEETS^ columnar > books nnd pads, gea. eral bookkeeping supplies. Many forms carried in stock, and quick service on those w« may not haw. Upper ^Des Moines, m the NBw newspaper building, Algona, Is, Animal actors have a belter life in today's Hollywood than many human actors 1 ,. For one thing, their "between-pictures" time is spent in rest and play. Unless he's became a success, the two-legged actor „ gets out and hustles up his next job—or puts wear and tear on his phone by constant checking with his agent. * . * * . - During this. period, Mr Animal Actor doesn't worry about expenses. Except for an occasional hour or so spent in learning new tricks, he just eats and sleeps while his owner checks off the rent days on his calendar. • His meals are brought to him right on time with no ten-per-cent of his food going to an agent, and his trainer can worry about paycheck deductions. DESOTO AUTOMATIC "•"««~, CENTRAL MOTORS Algona, Iowa 104 No. Jones Street Youth, 21, Hurt By Motorcycle James Capesius, 21, Bode, Epn of Ml and Mrs Julius Cape»iu», suffered numerous injuries in • motorcycle accident a mile south of Algona Sunday, July 18. The young man was alone on his motorcycle headed south when the machine "started jumping all over the road". Tfae next thing Jim knew, he WM in St. AMI hospital, being trebled for cuts, bruises and sprains of a wrist DON'T Forget DEDUCTIBLE Ante ColUsiei COVERAGE FOR DETAILS CALL OR SEE ANDY CRAWFORD! General Agent Phone 1133 or 1209 1 Alsona. Iowa , IOWA FARM MUTUAL r»»M INSURANCE «' ".'.'"DC COMPANY - -To»,' BUDGET ESTIMATE AND RECORD OF FILING . . • ' TOWN AND CITY ESTIMATE NOTICE—The City council of Algona, of Kossuth County, Iowa will moot August 12, 1954, ot 7:30 P.M., at City Hall. '•/ Taxpayers will be heard, for- or against the following estimate of expenditura for the year beginning January 1, 195b. 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