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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, February 10, 1955
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2-*Alg6ria fla.) Upper Pes Mbtncs thufdgy, February 10, 1955 THE BOMBSHELL Governor 'Leo Hoegh let lowans have it right be Ween, the eyes, .last v/eek, when he made his recommend'a 1 lions' state legislature for a proposed state budget for the next two years. Govlrnor ttoegh is all for raising the taxes on just about everything there is, to put it simply. The biggest item, and the one that will be the hardest to digest, is a proposal to extend the sales tax and use tax to cover all services except health. This will add another 20 million dollars to the yearly taxes of the general public in Iowa, it is' estimated. ' Briefly, this sales tax on services would include barber 1 and beauty shops, laundry and dry cleaners' auto repairs, body and paint shops, hotels and motels, 'radio and television, repair shops of all kinds, plumbing shops, and newspaper, magazine, radio and television advertising services. The state government now admits that it has been spending at ah eight million'dollar a year greater rate than its income for some, years and that its vaunted state surplus is practically a myth. Incidentally, it cost $8,000 to redecorate the governor's mansion before he moved' into it in Des Moines recently, a little sample of some of the loose ends in state government eating up the tax dollars. This contract was awarded without bids being taken. ' How the doctors, dentists and lawyers happened to be fortunate enough to be excluded under the proposal is a tribute to their own power in legislative circles. In all of the discussion about how to raise state taxes by a grand total of over 31 million dollars a year, only one thing is missing. Nobody seems to have-come up with the idea that state exftenses here and there might be trimmed to stay within the past budgets and make it unnecessary to raise an additional 31 or 32 million. ; Unfortunately for the people of Iowa, the state is being run by pressure groups and lobbyists, and the general public is going to pay the bill. * * * We are more lhan samewhat disappointed. Last spring former Governor Beardsley stated to the press association in Des Moines that Iowa was in fine shape. We didn't owe nobody nuthin'. Now comes Governor Leo Elthon who says we have a "serious situation" because of deficit spending. The legislature must work to balance the budget this year.—Whittemore Champion. 2Mrionft UiJp£V wcs' ^HUoxncft 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, 187U. . Issued Tuesdays in 1954 By THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Managing Editor C. S. ERLANDER, Advertising Manager KEEP THE DOOR OPEN A recent publication of the National Citizens Committee for Public Schools carried the following comment on school boards and their approach to their local .problems; "Throughout Ihe country there ate thousands of efficient, well Meaning boards whose members want to do their very best for the schools and yei fall. The reason is often simple. "No matter how good its motives! when a board tries to run the school System by itself, it eventually becomes, or appears to be, despotic. "When the board develops ft. proprietary attitude towards'the schools or begins to feel that the citizens cannot be trusted to undtsrsiand school problems, it is closing the door to the stockholders." Running a ! school system is no picnic. But one of the quickest ways to have good intentions misunderstood is to adopt . a policy of "inner circle" activity from which the general public is excluded in all respects except paying the final bill. * * * WE HAVE NO CHOICE .. There has been a great deal of hopeful wishing and thinking these past few years with regard to the Communist controlled countries and their governments. We have hoped that given enough rope they might hang themselves, fall apart, erugt^ into rebellion, etc. u That hope has been growing dimmer^ each year, and the other day Assistant Secretary of Defense Fred Seaton put it into words. He said that it is now evident that the American people must find ways to exist in the some world with their Communist enemies. Seaton is to become President Eisenhower's administrative assistant in the near future, so his opinions seem to reflect top administrative thinking. We should by no means give up all hope that the time may come when the tensions between Communist and Democratic governments and people will ease. But we may as Well face * the fact that' the Reds are well established in more than one spot, and that we have no choice except to do what we can to live on the same globe with. them. ^ A major war between Communist and Free nations today would probably wipe out most of their world and perhaps ours. Let us hope that they well understand this. Nobody would win. ' . * * * .' LEFT'HAND — RIGHT HAND Welcome to Our Bureau of Modern Research enture end, successfully. j ng andIdledtHcItyfaled during viousitfttehipts to «8«he Water o run. 1 . , Movie Sets . sks ME what dynieal I*"?* «*?' V$*V?' Santa's professional h elp e r s. Therms the "cute", lad 'wHo' carries a pin concealed.lfl his^ubbjr little hand. ""'« *p"**U* BW* \ Hew froin the Krdtt ,-U (ittrislnas Hris joined ias,- and the cHy's Santa Glaus brigade has; kept, the tradition. We checkdd 'em ail .fend not a single -ersatz St. Nick was wearing a —.—our words—ONE DAYS — FROM THE FILES OF THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES FEBRUARY 7. 1935 Algona's poslmasler, Jimmy McDonald, 59, died five days after an operation for the removal of his appendix. He underwent surgery late Saturday night, and seemed- to be well on the way to recovery, when complications set in, and he died Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Born at Dwight, Illinois, Mr McDonald has been in the real estate and insurance business most of his life until appointed postmaster here in February. 1934, following the death of Sid Backus, who also died following surgery. Timed perfectly to fit right in with the upcoming city election March 25, almost 150 Algonans were preparing a marvelous,. stu T pendous, .colossal home-talent stage play entitled "Crazy Politics." It was for a two night run, and plenty of laughs and excitement were in store for theater- goqrs, due to a superb story arctund the election of.,.a jrna -(T ,,-, arid one party had a woman for won by a point. To settle the dilemma, it was called "no game but the decision probably did little to make the players feel any better. The score wasn't announced. * * * Russ Waller's Odds and Ends reported this fact, gleaned from the news of the day—Some folks have suitable names. 'For instance, a Mrs Busy recently had her third set of twins. Another item in the same column reiterated the fact Russ predicted in an editorial that Huey Long might meat his end by assassination, because he who lives by violence usually dies the same way. Huey was gunned down later in Washington. Attention Drew Pearson. * * » An ad, sponsored by Ihe Algona Insurance Agency, appeared in the UDM, and stated 36,000 Americans had met death in 1934 in auto accidents. The problem is still with us, only it has been multiplied many times. Evidently the roads weren't wide enough for even the narrow cars in those days. / • • • The Algona Bulldogs, following NATIOJiAL 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 —- - - f3 00 buih Algona papers, m combination, p&r year — £>.0o Single Copies " 10c SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year in advance H-M L.oiti Aitjuiiti papcia in tuintination, one year — V>-00 No subscnylion les.- tha.i B months. ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per inch 63c OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER Iowa Falls Citizen — The degree to which various arms of our democratic government come into conflict with each other is abundantly demonstrated in this matter of mail service. Rather recently the Post Office Department decided to start moving by motor transport the mail that had been formerly handled on the Rock Island between Cedar Rapids and' Estherville. The Post Office Department began this operation as a part of a program which it is sure will give improved service at a lesser cost. The Post Office Department maintains that it can handle the mail that was going over 'this Rock Island line on its highway post offices at a lesser cost than it was paying the railroad. . On the other hand our Iowa State Commerce Commission, another tax supported institution, fills the air with press releases and sends representatives flying off to Washington pointing out thai removal of the mail contract on this railroad would seriously jeopardize the railroad as a business. The commission says that "its (the mail contract) loss will make an already marginal operation even more defunct." So on the one I'.i-nd v/e have our hired men who run the pen office telling us lhat our interests will be far better it-: ved by the change to highway post office -.v'r.e:eas iorne of r,;jr hired men who work for the commerce commission telling us that all sort- of dire things will happen as a result of this change. V,'e further fool the bill for these hired men to chaifc around the country arguing about the iriatltr. DC mot-racy can be pretty inefficient at times. We're not suggesting that we trade it off on any other models now in existence. We're ju=t pointing out some of its frustrations. Yep! One of these days, well make our Christmas rgtinds,- and there will be a jolly old gentleman in a bright red suit who. forgot to remove his eyepiece! + • » * Holiday season in Los Anegles and Holly wodd turns oufthe most distinguished group of Santas in the world. Character actors who have b'een "at liberty" for sorAe length of time vie with each other for department store, cocktail lounge, night club and toy stbrei jobs, substituting for merry old St. Nicholas. » .* ' * Shakespearean actors whose names were in lights a few decades ago, aging once-great actors whose failing memories have forced casting directors to do a bit of forgetting' at. casting time; ex-leading men whose inclination to take on many more pounds than any hero should carry, fat comedians who are still awaiting the return of two-reel-comedies— and high salaried character actors, who ':just love \ youngsters" all start looking for Santa Glaus berths around the first of November. O 9 •• . * Some have standing offers from season to season. Many receive fancy salaries because of their ability to cope with the army of moppets that lines up daily to "talk to Santa." And, not a few of the questions asked would stump a Solomon. The post-Christmas rehashing of tiny-tot-tales makes one wonder if the kiddies don't keep a stable of writers in the background. * * * * Charley Morton, former leading aian. and one of the most popular this red-suited brigade, do much damage.' When "Now why did you wattt to Santa with a l>in, Sonny? answer invariably a- the t i. "Aw! I just wanted to see if he was FOR REAL!" * « * Another type is ihe enlerpris- ing youth who is willing to tell all" about his playmates if Santa will forget his "slips" of the past year and give him a clearl slate. One of these boys came up with a new slant on the same old gag, recently. He'd heard his folks discussing the crime report of a criminal who told on his pals. Fixing Santa with a knowing look, the rnoflpet ,camej ght to the point. "Santa", he said,*111 make a deal with you. I know you can't be everywhere at the same time. You get your books all messed up every year. Last Christmas, the worst kid in our SPOON IT Into hot foods H1AT IT-for cheese sauce SPREAD IT for snacks v^misuiiHB, "'= "";ir.i.iir .~ • i ^t^°^S T Sn h L^L^«t.urU«d Process Ch..s. S P r»d BC tied for the top spot in :h* N".:-.rir. i;2ias aceusslated a Central Conference- L-. sxises a s&ases ^: as in* its candidate. Probably, no one in the entire cast, or town, figured Algona would have a lady mayor, Linda Clapsaddle, 20 years later. The slogan of the woman's party <n the play was "The hand that rocks the cradle will save our city." played in the robin tqurnarr.ei::- AHf :_ca OKI ed Clafio 16-7, but 16. The a honey. Alg.-"-s le-.i ':•?• '.with" three T^^^&i :t jiw? Three Algonans. Charles Dahl hauser, Joe Lichter and D%n ', '^::Stiles, had a very narrow escape ; r^j/. from death in a car accidant. Tr.^ 'Ford V-8, driven by Stiles, h:! it---] hear a bridge at Irvington, f.,^1 j over at least five times, and drop- • ped approximately 30 feet '^~^\ the frozen river. The car loik';-: j like an accordion, but the tr;,--.i | men crawled out, cut and brjii*^, -j , but glad to be aiive. | „ i of anec- intends to publish icek J-3na ssrae day. Accord- remarks seems fcit. ^ras'^TcT you do, e^s'v* MOM- See's an of Santa's aJi&srs a-n a rsxsvie set, £K «CB>Hr»*lBC*S- OnS "". " " absat the h* T»™.-£ !cok who iTjes :-- Sasia in a j a:,.j:i::i- ^art-rec: sis-i. j ,5.1.-,.! :il;:iir.t=d 2" IT.-* C.1lsd 332 j YOU want for j _ir> E-_sn?" That | ii c&~ti£d- "How do j T;V_; lx.i v-i-'" iii iiidre==«d the I Bofden's Cherry Vanilla Borden's fine vanilla ice cream, filled with juicy maraschino style cherries. In pints or economical half-gallons. Bofden's Cherry Ice Cream Pie A delicious dessert.. . ready to serve. Two layers of vanilla ice cream, with real cherry filling. One pie serves 5 to 8. Udy Border) Lorraine Cherry, The special cherry ice. cream. N Extra rich, and filled with luscious dark cherries. The very finest for your parties and dinners. Pick Your Favorite... le& Crew You How many "lioim would you like ? The Wesley Farmer'* tive Elevator held its meeting Feb. 4, w:th qu.v.- '*. i•:-.«• i I of the 190 stockhoidfr.-s y w..\ \ ; for the business =ess:or.-, .'.:.- j 1 nouncement was rr.ade \:j=". '.:.<: \ j firm experienced fe govj ;•'-%-." j i in ii34, and a =:z p*::*:.' nvt.'. | i'j;v:'if:rii. fer.-i * 2 : -> y : ::-:^: yS.~ \ \ i-.r^-J': c.vid'.-r.d ''-n p'i-i. "i '••'- \ 'total" pfeid out '*:r.-,i:tt'i H> &-.-J i SOO, ir.d r.-.ud-i = i'A '-• pfr'jp.ft j I happy. * * * j St. Cecelia's Acs4erny and Lu! Verne h*d tyi-.V: •* fciiJcetbill •garj.t. A*t-;r '-'.fc b'.-i'J'.-r.'.y &>•! ihid '.von the op-.-r.t--. jS-fc ir.fe J>v;.'i 'went at :t i'j: -^a :-.:•.>:. Tr;fe entue contest v.'&i piayey, an'j actoid- :ng to t.'.e fc-o;e<cw.-pt.-. '..".e scoie v.-as tied. The LuVeir ; e cvach die} not agree—he tia::rjf.--i hu team WONDERFUL VALENTINE! 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