The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 31, 1955 · Page 5
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 5

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, March 31, 1955
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(fa.) Upf»« 0a* Motoli Thursday, March an 10SS FANCY BOOKKEEPING The Administration recently asked Congress i to pass a ; ?9I3: Million "supplemental" appropriation bifl/TM's is the second such bill put before the Senate and House in the short time since the present- session began in January. Strangely enough, while the Squirrels on the White House lawn 'have received plenty of publicity, practically nothing has been said "about this second "supplemental" appropriation bill requested. — ,' Other supplemental bills are expected later, giving the government extra money for the present fiscal year which ends next June 30. The joker Jn the whole, thing is this. The Administration and Republican leaders are claiming huge reductions in appropriations and spending. They base such claims on the original budget requests for a fiscal year. But as the year progresses', "supplemental" appropriations are requested as a necessity. The $913 million bill is- a good example. Most of this money is for veterans benefits and other uses which can be definitely foreseen, because they are required bylaws already on the books. But by asking for only a part df the money which is known to be needed, any Administration can make a temporary showing of "economy." Then you can come around to Congress later, when the people are not looking, and ask for some "supplemental" money. • ' . . • • * *':*•• POKING A LITTLE FUN ' Reprint from Democratic Digest • — Before the election Republicans explained busily to' each other that they had a marvelous record of accomplishments: all they lacked was publicity. This view is based on the contention that the Eisenhower government has taken a number of unprecedented actions, but they have not had enough ballyhoo. Since the GOP doesn't have a magazine of its qwn, like the Democratic Digest, we take this opportunity to present some of the famous firsts achieved by the administration: 1. The first televised cabinet meeting in American history in the closing days of this fall's campaign. ' 2. The first administration to burn books. 3. The first to turn the Atomic Energy Commission into a ppwer broker (Dixon-Yates contract). , 4. The first to issue monthly unemployment figures ahead of schedule in an effort to influence an election. 5. The first to use the FBI files for political purposes.^ 6. The first to reach the record debt of $278 billion. Also, the Republican National Committee has revealed that one of its candidates, now Lieutenant Governor-elect of Vermont was "the first woman in the East to try a murder case." When we can think of all these Republican novelties, just offhand, how many more must the insiders be able to rattle off? The trouble is, those fellows are shy — they just won't speak up and tell the folks about themselves. * \ COUNfRYMAN IN CLINTON Our neW attorney, general and his staff evi dently overlooked sortie of .the laws on the statute books recently irt connection witK> their raids on a group of Clinton establishments "where they found and seized liquor. '.,'.'. --,:.' Seems there is a section in the Iowa law that says a hearing must be set 'within 48 hours after- such seizures, or, the raids lose their legal status. In this instance .the 48-hour proviso .was missed, and' as a result a justice of the'peace, within his rights and the law, directed that all impound ed liquor be returned at' once and the charges, it seems, were dropped accordingly. It would seem 'that if an attorney general of Iowa and his staff is no less informed tin' the; basic laws of search and seizure and compliance therewith than was the case here, they may indeed be in need of a little old Jaw school bonjng up on the books. After all they are deciding the legal fate of their state, and to do it a, knowledge of the laws would .be fundamental Among other things, it seems that receipts Were not given for the seized property, no inventory was furnished and no notice of hearing posted on the tavern premises as required by Iowa law, . However, we' know that Dayton Countryman, the Iowa attorney general, is personally" a very cautious man. It seems he was recently asked, with other state officials, to sign a "short snorter" bill by a small boy. Countryman declined, and explained that to do so might be in violation of the law against defacing currency. * « « . C & NW— MILWAUKEE MERGER ? Storm Lake Pilot-Tribune — Newspapers record a possible merger of the Northwestern and Milwaukee railroad systems, both of which have for many years served this section of Iowa. All of which signifies the necessity of competing carriers getting together for their own assistance — and one might say, survival. It isr^'t difficult to see the plight in which the railroads find themselves. Increased use of busses, private automobiles, trucks and planes have materially cut into the revenue of the railroads until it isn't difficult for all of us to understand their dilemma. To add to their burdens, the post office department is now hacking away at the revenue /formerly derived from carrying mails. In recent months, mail that used to go by train is now being moved by plane — arid at the usual postal rate rather than by increased air mail postage. This doesn't appear to be cricket in .our Ian- went on the terms sftt out bn the paper he 1 hoIds.'The law says that ,he owners of aueh papers' have a lust claim fdr payrheM. if this wer<i not so, negotiable instruments would have no value. A negdtiable instrument is a most complex form, of contract. To protect us, all 48 states .have adopted the, Uniform Negotiable Instruments Law. To Be negotiable, this law: says that promises or'orders to pay muit mefet certain requirements. One is that the paper must be payable in a definite amount, otherwise, it is non-negotiable and fans under general contract law. ' Out of the billions, of negotiable papers in use today," only, a tiny fraction ever gets-into our courts. Yet we must' have-courts to set* tie questions of fact or,'law that do come'wp so' the 'channelsi.of, exchange will'V/ortt smoothly;. (This > article, prepared in the, public interest-by The Iowa State &ar Association, is -intended to inform and not to'advise; facts may change the application of the law.) o j.ii did so because they WH BACKWARD PEOPLE Behind The Movie Sets / WITH BUDDY MASON . Sneir to favor dolhg the Complete job at 'one time in dtt effort to prevent-a Waste. of fuWda. ' **',• el Al$5fta wAHhe lucky. Winner at the ;dallf heater's, Saturday night drawing. -He took home $15 after the Weekly award was announced. ***»>-.. L/dyatd's boys learn got through the fii'st refund of the* state tournament ,at Cedar Falls,'but fell to Grinnell, 112-16 iri the second round. The hot-shbt Kossuth, .entrant, whehjaiteret the .'mfeet .With ft 28-6 W6A-lost record, downed Luand, 23-18, in Its opening tourneS frajf as Jack Mouiwn teft'«' points, Bfattdl was high irt the toss to GMfiflell with 6 points, and totaled 12 fof his two tournament 1 appearances. Other members of the tearii were War-' ner, Barnes-' and Lloyd. A. E. Lauritizen was the coach, and it was the second straight jtrip to the ' stale•-tournament for ~ Lea- FRIDAY; APRIL id MALBKS Aecordian Band SATURDAY* APRIL 2ftd JULES HEBMAK, OHCH. FRIw Ar il.8ih, Ntt Dance &d Friday SATURDAY APRIL sin , BLUE BARROW And His Famous Orch.', StJNDAY, APRIL lOih Easter Sunday , JULES HERMAN And Orchestra Never try io hang a haymaker on a mild-mannered, soft-spoken man. They're slow to anger, but they'll come uncorked with an amazing suddenness. ' Ask Radio Moscow! This outfit recently singled out Kirk Douglas as an example of the "average, uncultured, and uneducated American." Somehow, guys who greet criticism with oullets look a trifle silly sitting in the critics' box — even before they open their big borsch-chutes. After that — well, it's cold in those cold feet somewhere, even if hobnafls do scratch the enamel off their teeth- Kirk had some rather startling news for these pixilated pitchmen who can't, for the life of them, understand why American v.'orkmen are not eager to trade their TV sets and automobiles for a steady job in a Siberian salt mine. 'Now, they've discovered that, over Jiere, (men are not to death Speaking Legally ^^•^•V^\^^WX.^X%^VXN^V^\^\^'N.'>y Billions of checks, bank notes, drafts,' promissory notes and tjae like flow through trade Channels in Hit; wuiid today, ihose pieces of paper are worth billions of dollars. •' , , ' With these papers we transfer money values. And they pass from, hand-to hand like. coin. The idea .behind them: A man who signs' his name to such a paper has, or will get, the money to baqk his promise to pay All of our business local, state, national, and international — rests on "negotiable instruments, as these papers are called. There are two main types of negotiable paper, "promissory notel" and "bills of exchange." In at note, a person promises, to pay a certain amount by a certain time.' In a bill of exchange or a draft, an individual tells someone else (who has or will get the money) to pay the debt for him. Why are negotiable instruments From the files of the Algona Upper Des Moines • March 2d, 193$ . Some sort of a record was set when 13 offices in Algona were broken tnto by thieves. Law offices seemed to be the favorite target; as seven were disrupted as the crooks searched for valuables! Biggest haul of the night was a $100 liberty bond, and loot also included $16 worth of postal stamps and a pair, of scissor* After''working over trie offices on the north side of State street, the thieves went across the street, dropping a-liquor; book from a Waterloo liquor store on the way. A check by authorities proved ;he name in the liquor book was fictitious, but also led them; to believe'the crooks were loaded when they made .the raids. .Most malicious '.damage done during the night was an ink-spray job practical? First, paper rather than hard ^^ 1 CLI>11V^J. f uu*.* •.»-.- — money can be used in trading goods. For instance, one can write a check for his electric bill. The', check tells the bank to pay U Hi .VSMk *"•» I • • - 4.1_ -I * 1 n 4- -L Ilti i UJ1CV.IX. bV^l-*^ w»»— ~ — -- r - ~ < '-guage: faction to the regulations that,the W$^3^££$^ 8»*« .^rfWdlS! lions, we nowi rinH ' ou iet! ernment imposes upon railroad operations, we nowi and see actual competition from Uncle Sam who cer- tive. service continued? • Of course we do. * 111 E. Call Street— Phone 1100— Algona, Iowa Entered as second class matter at the postoMtc* at Algona. Iowa, under Act ol Congress ol March 3, 1S7U. _ ; _ __ Issued Tuesdays in 1954 By THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Managing Editor C. S. ERLANDER, Advertising Manager tainly should be cooperative rather than destruc- . Out in these parts, we have seen our local train service practically eliminated. Even our own Illinois Central is curtailing because of necessity. Do we towns along the "Old Reliable" wish our Chicago DON'T BORE HUBBY Detroit News — Higher education for women sometimes seemed shaped by the thought that after all a few of the girls may escape marriage and so find is useful to be intelligent. Mrs Millicent C. Mclntosh, president of Barnard College, who visited Detroit recently, believes rather that the girl who expects to marry should be the primary concern of the liberal .arts Mr Douglas « rolled with the . Secondly, through the courts individual can obtain enforce- on the floor of oue of the law offices. Thefts were reported the same night in the Farm Bureau office at Emmetsburg and Bradley's Cafe at Bancroft. ' , • * *••••• • • A poll of Algona businessmen revealed a strong sentiment in favor of widening and either paving or resurfacing of State street from.Thorington east to Harlan. Eighty-five percent farvdred widening. :and 90 percent were for paving or resurfacing. Practically all merchants polled.were conservative in their vote, and in each case wanted to know where the money was coming from: The problem, of financing the project had not really been decided upon, but members of the Community Form« depoiitdrs. in' the- def unct Kossuth County State Bank received another 10 pert??* <*lvi- dettd, amounting -to $48,943.32. This wasjhe fourth dividend declared. "" ' / ' ••:; ' ••:. • * * * •'•'., • '' ' ' Prompt action.prevented a big fire over Barry's Recreation. A blaze was discovered-in a store^ room above Barry's and put out before'--it gained any headway. • ' ,' '..,*.- *:*•-.•.., >v Throe damage suits were filed v in district court, and were due to come up in the April term of the grand jury s OVet $7,000* was involved in the cases., A long list of law and equity cases were also to be studied .by • the-.-coartv •••••• * . *. - -* .. •• •• . •. • Kossuth County declamatory honors went to Algona: High following the county meet at'Swea City. Isabelle Greenberg of Algona Won first in dramatic, Warren Ewing, Swea City, first in humorous, and Edward Lindebak, LuVerne, first in oratorical. The trophy went to Algona on a percentage basiSj Richard Brink, from number 7 school, Sherman township, defeated 43 other students to. be New from the Kraft Kitchen! Club were to meet with the city SPOON IT into hot foods HEAT IT for cheese sauce SPREAD IT for snacks * ' • r'.'i':.' A Pasteurized Process Cheese Spread MORE VALUE I MORE STONE ! LESS COST When You Select Your Diamond at Private Showing WELR.Y ?!MmrJs* ffj-.u- ORtJC r>ftjL^c^^Lo fct Km Open Evenings! college. It profits a wife little, she thinks, to feed NATIONAL EDITORIAL MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF M CIRCULATIONS NATIONAL, REPRESENTATIVE Weekly Newspaper Representatives, Inc. 920 Broadway, New York 10, N. Y. SUBSCRIPTION HATES IN KOSSUTH CO. One Year. In advance ---- ...... -------------------- Sf.OO Both Algona papers, in combination, per year — S5 00 Single Copies ----- ..... -------------- ............. l° c SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year in advance ..... ---- ..... --------------- . Both Algona papers in combination, one year ... $0.00 No subscription less than 6 months. ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per inch - ............. -------- 83c OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER her man well if she also bores him to. death. Women, she argues, must build "broad and secure bridges between home and community." She thinks it nonsense to insist that a house wife and mother must stick to her washing machine—worse than nonsense because such isolation impoverishes both home and community. Mrs Mclntosh, the mother of five, knows what she is talking about. She is also an extraor dinary woman, and like most extraordinary peo pie tends to underestimate her own exceptiona qualities. She thus seems to be saying that any woman, capable of a college education, who takes her task seriously can become a paragon of a wife, a pillar of the community and a Iront-rank battler for democracy. But before the coffee klatsch set rises up in arms, it should be remarked that Mrs Mclntosh is really talking as an educator. She is insisting that the education of women, like the education of men, aims at ideals which are no less valid because few attain to them. * * * Members of Kappa Sigma fraternity at Denver University are "terribly sorry." It seems they stood a sorority girl on her head and stenciled their fraternity emblem on her panties. Understatement of the year came from a member who sneak punch, as we uncultured, people say, and worthwith started assembling a few choice words of rebuttal. What's more, this American son. of Russian-Jewish immigrants assembled 'em all on taped recordings. They're being beamed right back on an airwave lightly higher than a standard- ze Iron Curtain and consider- bly stronger than anything Raio Moscow has except, perhaps, ne odor. * * * We take pleasure in quoting: 'My mother and father were born n Russia," Mr Douglas informs em. "They were married there. In Russia they were told one could find gold bricks lying m the streets of America. When they arrived here, they found not gold bricks, but something more important — a way of life that enabled their son to grow up in freedom, to get a college education and go into the work he had chosen!" He then proceeds to unveil a few facts of life in a manner that would leave even a packed-jury with a few dpubtf as to just who was "uncultured and uneducated." * * * If Hadio Moscow's boys are gritting their teeth, they'd better 0 . Vi _ •._ f 4 ~.i<- nf iVlrtll* iake their feet out of mouths! For their furthei described it as "spontaneous." BABY BANTER By BROWN'S DAIRY Right now. I must be i Siesta I Happily to! With webs in the calculator ! Try CARNATION milk today, for that SATISFIED feeling. You'll enjoy it too their __ infor- America can manage to , struggle along without gold pavements if we can just keep turning out 18-Karat Americans like Kirk! * » • Before Radio Moscow sheds all its crocodile tears for "downtrodden" Americans, we'll let 'em take a peek at one. Jack J. Gross began as an usher in a small New York theater. He haunted projection rooms until he learned enough to become a projectionist in St. Joseph, Mo. Touring with a Chatauqua show, young Gross absorbed large quantities of stagecraft and showmanship, which he put to n<e latRr as a theater manager. Then, Jack worked his way up until he was western division manager of R. K. O. Theaters in Los Angeles. His interest in theatrical production lead him to the nearby movie lots where he eventually became a successful producer. * * .* With the advent of TV, Jack Gross teamed with another self- made man, Philip N. Krasne, to produce the "Big Town" series for Lever Bros. Through imagination, ingenuity and just plain hard work, the Gross-Krasne partnership prospered. Today the boys own a string of producing companies, their own studio in Hollywood and their own distributing organization. You know, there's a great future in being "downtrodden" over here! ELCO TRADE MARK HE&ISTtHED ADVERTISING isi the Algoni Upper Uea Moines reacnes more families jn Ku.suutli county any other publicatioa Cooperatives Make Savings For You Many of your neighbors know the value of cooperative membership. They get to share in the savings of tfre cooperatives they do business with, FELCO members profit two ways: I—they $ha>e> ir> the cooperative savings; and 2—they $«t top production frorti their' Ityfjtock «nd poultry with FELCO feeds. .,....' : .'' Stop in this week, and learn about the double advantages of becoming a FiLCO member. You get the best feed yoy can buy; and you ihara in the cooperative savings, How can you lose on a deal ' Stop in today, Let's talk a^out it! Burl Cooperative Elevator, Burt tone Rock Cooperative Elevator Co., Lone flock West 8«n4 Elevator £9.. Weft Bend Fentgn Q<?pp«at|ve EJltvStoj Co. WhiUemoro Cooperative Elevator, The Farmers Elevator, Bode Farmers Cooperative Elevator Co., Swea City Farmer* Cooperative Seeioiy, Wesley "DO BUSINESS WITH YOURSItF" : i*^ -*^S^'^^'^^»**^

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