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August 17, 1954

The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 14

Algona, Iowa
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(fa,J Uppir Da* Motn« Tu«tlay, v, OVEft THd bfefif HUMP Tucked' out of sight of most eyes, was-a news report last' Week, that' Congress behind closed doors had-approved a request'by Secretary of the Treasury' George Humphrey for an increase in the debt limit of-the United States. ' After gfihie wtanglihg, appro;val was given by the Senate .Finance'Committee for a $6 BILLION hike forjbne year .only in tjie debt limit of the ' country.; : ? : ' . , ' ' 1 In view of all -the big talk about economy in government it seems very strange that AN IN- 'CREASE IN THE LEGAL ,DEBT LIMIT OF THE UNITED STATES IS NECESSARY. If it is true that we are making great strides in economy, why is it necessary to raise, the legal debt limit of the United States? * * * WHY NOT CUT SOME CORNERS 9 Osceloa Seniinef — Some legislators are beginning to talk about finding new tax sources to take Up the slack between outgo and receipts which they sense in the offing. Methods have been mentioned, but no member has come forward With a plan to decrease overhead by cutting out useless expenditures. The Little Hoover commission made a number of suggestions such as cutting out duplication of services and liquidation of some activities that do not serve any good purpose. It's the old story over again. Once a commission or department is set up, sometimes to take care of emergency, real or fancied, it is almost impossible to stop its growth to say nothing about repealing the act. Too much attention is'paid to ways and means to get more money, not enough to the job of getting rid of dead timber. JUgona Upper $cs Jfloincs 111 E. Call Street—Phone 1100—Algona, Iowa Entered as second class matter at the postofflce 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 S4.0I Both Algona papers in combination, one year —. $6.00 No subscription less than 6 months. , ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per inch 63c OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER 'LET'S GET IT STRAIGHT ' Because thfe Upper Des Moines Publishing Co. was the low bidder on the general equipment- bid for thfe new Kossuth Courthouse, and 'all bids Were rejected by the county supervisors, a correct summary of just what happened should be reported. .' •• • There have been several'insinuations—based on Ideal community jealousies — which have indirectly cast aspersions on ourselves in connection with this bid. Whether 'or not the original call for bids included too much equipment is not a matter With Which we are concerned; nor did we have/anything to do With the. inclusions made in the original specifications. We were just a bidder — and the low bidder. ' ' Nine office equipment firms applied for and' received the plans and specifications. OnlV two of those submitted complete lump sum. bids in accordance with the bidding instructions. One lump sum bid was for $4.8,076. Our bid, and the low one, was for $37,419.06. The supervisors saw fit to ultimately reject all bids, and the total equipment to be called for will be reduced in quantity and new bids called for in the near future. That was their privilege and was' written into the original call for bids. During the course of several meetings after the bids were first opened, several requests were made for prices for portions of the original quantity. It was stated last Thursday in a local paper that "at the meeting .a week ago (Friday, Aug. 6) the low bidder was asked what the price of three units would be and it was estimated that the price would be somewhere in' the neighborhood of $]7,0t)0. Yesterday (Aug. 11) the formal proposal was made amounting to some $25,000." The inference is that we, as the low bidder, quoted about $17,000 on Aug. 6 for certain items and then upped the cost to $25,000 for the same items on Aug. 11. This is a plain misrepresentation of facts, made wo trust, unintentionally. ' x The equipment that totaled about $17,000 was much less than the equipment which totaled $25,000. The latter price included three complete sections out of the four called for in the original bid. The $17,000 figure did not. The Upper Des Moines Publishing Go. bid to the county for general equipment was ten thousand dollars lower than the next bid; it. was made in good faith; and it was made without one single in>proper gesture or proposition of any kind. It'was the privilege of the supervisors t ject the bid, and they will undoubtedly have the /same privilege in the next set of plans and specifications. The county received a bed-rock bid from the Upper Des Moines Publishing Co. with unit prices undoubtedly lower than will be the case in the next bidding, where we also intend to be a bidder. Quantity buying usually saves money. We have no complaint at the rejection of the bids; perhaps there was to.o much equipment listed in the original plans; over that we have no control as a bidder. We thoroughly resent, however, the implication from a few local, jealous quarters that there might have been anything wrong with our own bid. » * * Stuart Herald — Voting is an individual mat ter, and if you don't know who you want to vote for, invite a friend from each political party over for coffee, get them started in an argument, fold your arms, listen to what they say, and you'll have achieved your wants and they will,have had coffee, and you can vote as you please. AT THE KOSSUTH COUNTY FAIR MOR-GRO 82.2% Nitrogen Presents the Mor-Gro Jamboree Staged By Radio Station KSUM A Full One-Hour Show to be presented pn stage at the MOR-GRO exhibit tent — and broadcast over the air by station KSUM at the same time. SEE THE MOR-GRO EXHIBIT - ACTUAL CORN TELLS THE STORY MOR-GRO, INC BIGGER CROPS - MORE PROFITS - BETTER LAND Distributors and Applicators of Anhydrous Ammonia Algona Bui this toai 6*t --„,->-,-Bid 1 d,4yf Seeml d &$$ ai Jef plafteS.Had. fflBiieuvSl's atttf dfreWy tmdai-ij Workiffg bn laboratory . jtouldi, these to* MdtU S tdllft.fa "SlVck R e . eVehts and a score more have public." . btiilt . v ....... blfore th<s advent- of 'jets,? scenes* could- ortljrbe shot 'during- intei?* , runs, vals between the a For onfce, Harry iifid-Rfbul had a problem that rieithef;lKgenmty no* k'ftow ^hdw^cduldt Solve. "f have riot Become Secretary tes to s!t idly by wringing squeezed by lowered farm of Agriculture of the Untied* my hands and lef the farmer] prices and high-fixed ^ FROM THE FILES OF THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES AUGtJST 16, 1934 • '' * • . Bill Hemphill,' Algona, went down to the . Atnletic Park 'to watch & kittenball game, and when it came time to leave, he couldn't.find his car. It was found the next day, with the rear'cush- ion, spare tire and cover and other items .missing,' in an oat field near S6de. It had been driven '35 miles by the thief or thieves who had taken it. . * * * Earl Miller of Irvinglon had. a (ilose call while threshing at the Rochleau farm. A barley beard became lodged in his eye, causing severe pain and suffering. A physician was called, and-jthe particle was removed frorrf,"the eyeball. It did not pierce^d&ep- serious tr.duljte. ' " Could that be Father Leo Kelm, formerly of St. Cecelia's, now at Corpus Christi in Fort Dodge? <-• * . «• * Five Algona men, including F. Kent, Sr., Russ Waller, Bob James and Leighton Misbach, flew from Storm: Lake to Algona in a big Ford tri-motor in 45 minutes. The group drove to Storm Lake, a distahce of about 90 miles, and returned in the big plane which was used in an air show sponsored by Kent Motor Co. here. Bob James took along some paper Sacks and "handed them out to the passengers, but none were used • during ; the .• flight. It was Bob's first plane ride. •• • With e-very> ticV: of the clock nibbltrtg away, fit'the b'tid$eUnd nothing t6 be doWe abotlt % such a situation cart bfe iterve bracking to.those responsible lion, cost. ,We hotfe the Manelrt find Pagel families read 1 this. \It'll 'explain to thefrr wHy "Pop" turns slightly purple at the mere Mention of "jets 1 '. • : . * *••*:• Robert Shayne is an acfor who doesn't sit around cobling his heels between roles. .-A number of years ago, Bob made a* comprehensive study: 6i insurance needs in the sti0io field. Oddly enough, such a' complete survey had never been launched by anyone actively 'working in motion pictures. And only a person familiar with both businesses could reconcile the peculiar risks with customary ments. insurance .re.quire- Bob worked out actuarial tables that resulted in making, coverage obtainable at reasonable r&tes for stunt-flyers, general" stunt-men, explosion experts, electrical riggers and many , others. Fellows who,could not get policies in the past without paying exhorbitant premiums now enjoy a more realistic coverage. * » » -. -Certain specified production problems can now be covered. Illness in a cast, bad shooting weather for exteriors when all Inter- ors haVe been shot, transportation delays—even the -less of a day's completed scenes due to with lions or , , hdfse from.srjms cliff,into a»convenient lake, beat ng a train to a Mossing M- playing patty-cake with-a trained ape, Ibok Bob up. you're scheduled lo a p*lane*6f. turn over a stagecoach, you'll have nothing to Worry .about. Bob Shayhe wiU see that your heirs are Well taken care of I Reader Comment Behind The Movie Sets WITH BUDDY MASON The Algona Greys downed Estherville, 6-4, in the rubber game of a three game series, behind the effective six hit hurling of Junior Kelly. The locals bagged nine hits from the offerings Of Carl Eng, former big leaguer hurling for the losers. The first two Estherville runs were unearned, as Kelly turned in a superlative performance. * *•,*.. Mrs Jesse Speraw was overjoyed when she claimed the $125. bank night prize at the Call Theater. It was the- first time for weeks that the top prize had been claimed. .» •.*.•• Two ten-year old Algona boys heard the call of the west, and decided to do something about it. It seems the urge ta become cowboys became too strong to resist, so after packing their clothes in two bundles'and carrying a dollar bill for expenses, the trip began. Their parents, of course, noticed th& boys were missing, and a. search was begun. Meanwhile, the boys sat down at the fairgrounds and talked it over. A change of heart saw the return of the bo'ys to their homes, wiser, no doubt, in the ways of the world. Much awaiied news on ihe selection of a site for the new post office had not come from Washington, and local persons were, jtill up in the air wondering about the matter. All of the horse shoe pitchers in town had their fingers crossed, hoping their favorite spot would be overlooked by the powers that be in Washington. Parts of Fenion were being furnished with waterpipes. The ntire south end of town, without water mains before, was now being equipped all the way to the L. M. Finnestad home. Bernice Larson. Titonka, was named the 4-H health queen ol Kossuth county, winning the title over eight other contestants. The winner was to represent Kossutr. at the state fair. She scored t total of Oii.5 points of a possible 100 to take the title. Judging was done by three Algona doctors M. G. Bourne, H. M. Olson ano John Kenefick. • * • A West Bend boy, Quenlin Kongsbach, returned from a toui of Europe. He and three other young fellows made up the Campus Playboys orchestra, playing for their keep on the ship ovei and back. While overseas thej traveled all over England anc France on bicycles. * * » The annual Bollinger-Weislprod picnic was held at the park in Emmutsfourg, utid 127 relatives gathered and enjoyed a chicken dinner. The two families are still very well-known in thu fen ton area. • * * An item in. ihe Whiiiemore news stated—Leo Kelm and Bil Myllory of EmmeUburg visituc with friends here on Thursday. Listed on call-sheets of "The Long^' Chance", Masthead Productions, police story, is "One Teletype Grew,! REAL!" l - --- ; Much' of the important action' in this Aubrey Wisberg story takes place 'in a precinct police station. One of the key scenes concerns an incoming search report that comes in over ;the teletype system. * * * On the picture's first day, an installation crew and operator were 'sent out to the studio. After much_ elaborate preparation a teletype machine in the "live" set was hooked up to an off-the- set sending station, and messages were sent in—from just eight feet away! Attention to authentic detail is almost a ritual on "The Long Chance". Author Wisberg should have no complaints about the filming? of his script. It's certain to meet with his approval for he's, also the producer! In ever increasing numbers, screen writers are directing and producing their own material. This particular story is being directed by the talented Edgar Ulmer, who sees eye to eye with the author on important points of plot development. However, as the film's producer, Aubrey Wisberg the wrKer, can be right on hand throughout the filming to cooperate in script interpretation. Paul Langton, Barbara Peyton, Robert" Shane, Roscoe Ates and Selena Royale head ''The Long Chance" roster and are exceptionally well cast for their roles. The day your Hollywood er rand-boy visited this unit, production assistants, Harry Manke and Raoul Pagel, were up to their ears in "alligators". These lads generally anticipate anything that may hold up production and are prepared to cope with situations that threaten costly delays. They even arrange "cover" sets indoors o that a unit shooting outside an interiors in case of sudden weather changes. RECALLS OLD TIMES Algona Upper Des Moines _ Gentlemen; 1 recently received a copy of your .Centennial Edition, courtesy of aft old Algona friend,' C. A. Norwodd, now ot Tacorna, Wash., who returned to Algona for the Centennial. It certainly was a Very interesting history Of Kossuth County, Algona and other communities. .'•'.", , I remember as a boy way back in the 1870's when my father, O, J. : Hack, 6wned arid operated a. steam gristmill near the Milwaukee Depot when was the western terminus of the line and 1 recall the other.^buildings of that day. . , Back in the days when there were but two train crews, both were passenger and freight runs. The eastern terminal was either McGregor- or Prairie DuChieh. I remember the terrible 1 prairie fire of 1876 or 1877 that came west of Wesley on the south side of the tracks late in the season and the thousands of wild, game and nests and- eggs destroyed by America's ^Fastest ___ Drivers fn Thrilling Auto Races, Every Day Except Aug. 31 and Sept. 4t Other Features are« the fire. Leon D. Hack Shelton, Wash. HEPOHT OF CONDITION OF IOWA ST'AT-E BANK l %^^ member of She Federal Reserve Syitem. Published In accordance wllh a call madeT by ShiT Stale Banking Aulhorllle. and by Ihe Federal He«erye Bank of .hi, putrid. - . Aggtrs ^ 2 United States Government obligations, direct and guaranteed —2,122,946.88 3. Obligations of States and political subdivisions .."... —--- 710,726.91 5. Corporate stocks (including $6000 stock of Federal Reserve bank) 6,000.00 6. Loans and discounts (Including $3212.00 overdrafts) — 2,061,982.14 7. Bank premises owned $15,000, furniture and fixtures ——- IB,000.00 12. TOTAL ASSETS uJSiEHiSB ,' -r~—!»#»#"*» 13. Demand deposits of individuals, partnerships and Corporations 6,037,528.56 14 Time deposits of' individuals, partnerships, and corporations _„ -10,592.43 15. Deposits of United States Government (including postal savings) _ 132,576.69 16. Deposits of States and political subdivisions 780,199.43 17. Deposits of banks ; r 42,515.57 18. Other deposits (certified and officers' checks, etc.) —„.— 3,449.19 19. TOTAL DEPOSITS 86,006,861,87 CAPITAL ACCOUNTS 25. Capital* — 100,000.00 26. Surplus . ,— 100,000.00 27. Undivided profits .—-— -i 198,602.12 29. TOTAL CAPITAL ACCOUNTS .„: - 398,603.12 30. TOTAL LIABILITIES AND CAPITAL ACCOUNTS $6,405,464.99 "This bank's capital consists'.of: Common stock with total par value of $100,000.00. MEMORANDA 31. Assets pledged or assigned to'secure liabilities and for other purposes ,'—,i '. ... _ 300.000.00 I, H. L. Gilmore, vice president of the above named bank, hereby certify that the above statement is-true to the best of my knowledge and belief . , H. L. Gilmore. Vice President CORREST—ATTEST: R. H. Miller. Hugh Raney, J. A. Haggard, H. H. Cowan, L. E.' Linnan, J. C. Mawdsley, directors. ' < •• State.of Iowa, County of Kossuth ss: . ; -• .. ,.«,«., v t> Swbrn to and subscribed; before me this 7th day of July, 1954. Louise Magnuson, Notary Public • Big Callle;. Horse; Swine; Sheep and Poultry Shows. • 80-Acre Farm Machinery & Farm Appliance Show. • SpecfaculaV Night Show; Climaxed by Fireworks. •Thrill Shows-Nile, Aug. 28; Days, Aug. 31 and Sept. 4. •State Championship FEA & 4-H Club Contests. •Agriculture; Horticulture & Home Activities Shows. • Royal American Shows ott World's Biggest Midway. • Score of Famed Northwest Bands and, Orchestras. • Dairy, Honey, Fine Arts; School and State Exhibits. I Nile Horse Show, Aug. 29 thru Sept. 3, and Sept. 5; Matinees, Sept: 3, 5 & 6. ff* Order reserved, grandttand. and Ji. hone show by mail- qf $1.50 and $2.00, Including lax **•« Addrett Minn. State Fair, St. Paul 1 MINNESOTA STATE FAIR CLOSES I AH OR PAY Aucfc.£8 - Sept.6 MTOROO* «ixp*rt 9p«ral«it will fc*(M rt« flfac JWII a « droini i fwlM. «|*M up of l«r ONE YEAR GUARANTEE COWAN'S RQTQ-ROOTER SERVICE Serving ' Kossuth County Ph, 9 ne Cslkcl 1QL - NOW IN EFFECT ALL FA1B VISITORS AUK WELCOME! AW-CQNDITiONED CQAJFORT! ff Monday, Aug. Jgth, THE PINE ROOM AT HOTEL WILL OPEN AT 8:00 A. M, »e sure to come in during and me*t your oU friends. It-tH-a-\ jn air^widitioned, atmosphere at THIS PINE ROOM!

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