The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 23, 1955 · Page 18
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, June 23, 1955
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i-Mgona (Id.) Uft»*r 0*f MolMi .Thursday, Joti* 2f, 1955 OH HAPPY DAY i Iowa retailers and employers, some of whom already are watching the decline in farm prices with a growing wonderment amid the talk of "the^ great prosperity", may find themselves burdened with a new se.t. of problems. Martin Lauterbach,- chairman of the Iowa tax commission, recommends that Iowa adopt a state program of collecting income taxes by payroll deductions, in about the same manner as employers now do for the federal government. It is probably as good and efficient a manner as there is to collect stale income taxes, and the reasoning behind the personal viewpoint of the st^te tax commission chairman, is sound — from his own viewpoint. • ' However, from the standpoint of every employer in the state of Iowa this suggestion adds just one more bookkeeping and payroll problem to the burden that already exists. Every business in-Iowa is already acting as a collection agency for federal income taxes and social security and state sales tax. The new proposal, if enacted, will increase these chores by one-third more. It is comparatively .easy to sit around a conference table and concentrate on new ways of extracting tax money, and collecting it, so long as someone else does the work—and that is exactly the proposal of a state withholding tax program. It is entirely possible that if the business men and employers who will be given this added burden do not express themselves, they may find one more problem confronting them in the field of tax collecting. • * * REPUBLICANS TOO COCKY? Eagle Grove Eagle — We note with alarm a definite cockyness being exhibited by Republican party officials, especially in the higher echelons of the party. They seem to think that with Ike to head the ticket and a continued business prosperity the next election is already in the bag: Party officials out here in the sticks however can assure them that Secretary Benson and Post Master Summerfield are going to prove to be such heavy mill stones that they may sink the party and Ike. There are thousands and maybe millions of farmers who are just waiting for a chance to kick Benson in the teeth and to tip that off Summerfield. is improving mail service to all major cities and making it practically non-existant in the rural-areas. He, has-already made millions of patrons and postal" Workers mad at him and the Republican party and he is continuing to add to that number every da'y.!v It is a toss up as to .which of the two has done the party the most harm and also an even bet as to whether Ike can carry the two through an election. * . » * The census bureau says that men are getting scarcer. A housewife of our acquaintance maintains that this is always the case around spring ; * » * A reckless driver is one who passes you on the highway in spite of all you can do — Rolfe Arrow, Upper fits 111 E. Call Street—Phone 1100—Algona, Iowa Entered as second class matter at the postottice Marcli "fin*"'*' *"*'*" AC ' "* Congress °* THE UPPER DES MOWEs" PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Managing Editor C. S. ERLANDER, Advertising Manager NAT I ON A I 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 ... « a j. ( A '' ~~~ SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year in advance .,,,, Both Algona papers in comfcTnatian,""one"Vear Id on No subscription less thha 6 month*. "" W ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per inch 6Sc OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER BABY BANTER THE BIG BOOM Carl Hamilton, editor of the Iowa Falls Citizen, publishing a paper situated in the heart of the corn belt like ourselves, is reading all of the optimistic stories coming from eastern propaganda sources, with some misgivings. What he wrote, and which we reprint below, was published before the Dept. of Agriculture report released last Thursday, which stated that farmers' cash receipts' from marketing in the first five months of 1955 had decreased 3 percent from the corresponding period a year ago. it also stated that Ihe iotal volume of farm marketings. was slightly larger but prices of farm products averaged 5 percent lower. In other words, more was going to market, but less was being received by the producer than a year ago. Here is the substance of Editor Hamilton's closeup of the farm price and income picture: There is a rosy hue to the whole economic picture in the United States at the present time—with one exception. Almost everywhere you look—in housing, in automobiles, in all phases of both dur- a"ble and consumer goods—new records of production and consumption are being attained. But farm income, which has been drifting downward for the past two and a half years or so. shows no signs of improvement. As a matter of fact there are indications that it may drift still lower. It can be argued that our farm population is an increasingly smaller percentage of our total population and that the nation's welfare is less dependent upon good farm income than was the case 20 or 40 years ago. To a degree that may be true. But it is certainly not true here throughout the Middlewest. Lower farm income eventually hurts everyone in Iowa and neighboring states. This is not to suggest that farm prices are ruinously low. They aren't. Nor that anything approaching a farm depression is at hand. It isn't. Nevertheless the decline in farm prices over the past 30 months or so has sharply reduced many farm bank accounts. Certainly this continued downward trend^ in the face of a general boom in almost all other segments of our economy should only reemphasize the need there is for what might properly be termed an "agonizing reappraisal" of ihe so-called farm problem. Misguided Missiles by Chon Day "George knows this road with his eyes blindfolded.'! *! r agt>?*'*ig boy, he's runnin' next, SPEAKING OF CAESARS Mason City Globe-Gazelle — A member of the Iowa Senate, prompted by the controversy over law enforcement, made reference the other day to "the little Caesars" in Clinton County. "After all," he said, "they are a part of Iowa and the state is bigger than they are." But what about Senators who pass blithely over the mandate contained in Art. Ill, Sec. 34, of the Iowa Constitution? It calls for redistrk-ting the state at specified intervals and it sets forth the formula to be used. Is there anything of the Caesar characteristic in the makeup of such Senators? And. if so, would they be classified as big or little Caesars? * * S SPECIALIZED Curbstone Comment in Sheldon Mail — "The advantages of a specialized education were clearly demonstrated by an expeit who was calk-d in by one company to fix a complicated computing machine. The expeit tinned on the- mechanism, listened u moment, gave one -TH.-W u quarter-turn, and thc- machme was opi-ratlvu again. The end of the month brought ;.» bill from the expert for S200, for comptroller dc- \viuch the company'.^ outrage inandccl an He-mixed .-'.atement. The bill wa.-; pa Hi on receipt 0 ! the following invoice-: For turning .icit-w A-47014 For knowjj.ji which .-crew to turn $199.85" ..lost of u-: would benefit by heeding the admonition <,f ihe Lake Park News that "If you want your du-an.i to come true, don't oversleep. —Decorah Public Opinion. * » * Most PARK BENCH LOWDOWN Washington — "What's new at the White House? Still figure Ike won't run?" I asked Bug-eye, my capable informer of many years. We were seated on a sunny bench at Lafayette Park, across from the great white mansion. The talking squirrel, famous long before his kin got in that fracas on the puttin' green, cocked his head coyly, nodding toward the fountain. "Here's somebody who knows more about that than I do." A slick little creature hopped up. "Meet Buzzy, the Mrs., just back from Gettysburg ..." "Well, how about U, honey?" Bug-eye asked. like you said six months year—straight for Gettysburg-" "How'd you iind the First Lady?" "Well, there was quite a stir when she didn't show up for church Sunday. Said the reason was the Pennsylvania weather was too hot." "Why, it was only 80. But can't a wpman even have a Sunday off without everybody in the world gossiping about it?" "That's life. Bug-eye. Ike goes to church and that West Virginia gentleman gets worked up about it. Then, Mamie doesn't and the whole country fidgets ..." "Why dp you suppose she stayed home?' 1 "In the first place, she needs rest and plently of it—Doctor's orders. Crowds unnerve her. Just a few days before, you know, she slipped out of the" White House just as the big girls of the Republican Party dropped ovt-r. They're still fumin' about that." » » » "Bui she's a frail woman. Buzzy. Don't the political hounds know better?" "That's just it. They don't. And Ike know.-: they don't. And he's not going to stand for it longer than he has to." "Hut isn't hi; duty-bound? I-: | he soirif* to k-ave us hieh and ' dry''" "He >s not. Haven't you noticed | the increasing buildup he's giving 15 ! Dick Nixon? And the; way he'i I trained him from the vc-iy foegin- j ning? Ike feels he will be doing | ii: = duly to \\a_- country by turn- j ing it over to younger blood." "Say. I never thought of trial way---but why Nixon?" "Do you realize, Bug-eye, that Mi Nixon is, today, the best- equipped man on the affair.- of Washington and the world, n<-xt to the Pstsident?" unusual statement of last week came iron, Senator Jou Mi-Citithy who said, in reference e^.^n' .r-.i; c y ne T hdd pri *r by ihe v_n.iit.:-i. liUi- that 11 bob J;,u v.-eic- alive today j poll.,." that would not he going on . . . in fact if Euen- j _ "fti«nt. but who t-lse i hov.v-i alive, it v.ouW Hoi happen." ! I'«publk-an party does?" * » » J "Well, what about Chief Has ,h.,. evei been a polUica! campaign in ii!.-.toiy which fc-im- to have been 10 quickly and forgotten as the luit one? the Jus- By BROWN'S DAIRY Just how are you going to be a speculator, wilhoul capital? Maybe I'd better go to school at lhat and figure ihat one out! So iruKb-ftrength and energy in this little bundle of me-From CARNA- TIO** Get the CARNATION hofait f ODAYI tic,.- Wa; ri-n Nixon — j .-•tatuiL- . . . "Look, Bug-eye, with a $10.000 pension fioii( California and a, $35.000 a yvar jut, ior hit-. V.'ar- itn's not ioohilj. And he ^a;d so." "Then, would Adlai run against Nixon next yc-ai ?" "That dtpends on Keiauver and nai-niiiaa. And a fc-w young denk hoi.->i-i like Goveinoib Mt-y- rit-r ol New Jersey and Leader of Pc-nni-ylvama ~ and, of couist, who knows, McCaithy may tuin Dt-iriijciat ..." "LION" hwidtnt.j n\ the Hawaulen area think it was a bi,; (Ju-at Dane, who has been "AWOL" from iu.i lioinc- t<a a v,-t_-(.-k two, which hu.-, tlie'-t.j..^,, of a "mountain lii.-n" to bu circulated in that' area. The dog is jiesjly 30 inrht-s high u t the .-•hvUlcic-rs and be longs tu Mr ancj Airs Raj;ni.-i Joiin.-.on, who Ihin^; the animal was stolen from their -r^de ) ; ;"' !v . n :' ; f y , CiCulJLd aatj or From the files of Ihe Algona Upper Des Moines June 20. 1935 • * • Heavy rains were proving to be quite a hindrance to five gravel outfits that began work on county roads the first of the week. Work was delayed by downpours, 'wrftich resembled those of 1955. Five inches fell in four days. • • * Fenion gave Ihe Algona Greys all they wanted in the way of a tussle on the baseball diamond at Fenton. Sunday, before falling to a ninth inning Algona rally, 9-5. Each team bagged 14 hits during the fray. Lfcfty Cayou hurled for the winners, whiffing 14, while Henrickson whiffed six working on the hill for Fenton. Algona remained undefeated with the win. Rain forced postponement of the Bancroft-Algona game on the Algona diamond Sunday night so the game was re-set for Ffiday night. * * * Fish were in ihe news again. Joe Lowe, local attorney, reported to the Kiwanis club on a-recent fishing trip taken by he, Gaile Towne and Dr. J, N, Kenefick. Towne and Kenefick made their report at the weekly Rotary meeting Monday noon. All stated that "the .biggest ones got away.*' That's unusual. : « * - * A petition was being circulated at Fenton in tha hopes of getting a bank for the town. Persons living in that community had wanted a bank for a long time, but no definite action had been taken. The proposed bank would be a branch of the Lone Rock Bank, if the proposition met with general acceptance. The First Trust and Savings of Armstrong has the branch bank there now. » * * More than 400 persons attended the sixth district conference of the Order of Eastern Star of Iowa in Algona Wednesday, June 12. A banquet at the Masonic Hall was followed by a program, and initiation ceremonies in the auditorium at the high^ school.' v * * • . The annual Kossuth County Farm Bureau women's achievement day was set for June 26 at Bancroft. Program chairman was Mrs Jerry Heetland, Lakota, and was to start at 11 a.m. A picnic dinner, music and stunts by the various groups were on the agenda. » * » A total of 22 girls represented the county at the annual 4-H girls' state convention at Ames. Fern Gisch of the Union Ale- thians was chosen on Rally Day to represent Kossuth county in the best groomed girl contest during the four-day affair. Playground activities for boih boys and girls were being organized at the Athletic Park under the supervision of George Kanouff, junior at Drake from Algona. Morning 'kittenbaU and afternoon baseball teams, each with a manager and captain, were on the slate for the boys, while kit- tenball teams and tennis matches were set for girls. A total of 135 boys and 35 girls had already signed up. • • • Odds and Ends column had this to offer — quoted from Mark Twain: "Let us live so that when We die even the undertaker will be sorry." It's a good idea, but not many persons-do it. Behind Tlie Movie Sets WITH BUDDY MASOtt You may tackle that tantalising tidbit, tamped tightly into a tender tooth, with a toothpick if you are taking your tapeworm to tea in a ptomaine-trap—but mining your molars with minor-league lumber is frowned upon in the best Duncan Hines smorgasbord circles! 1 All of -which merely adds up to the fact that Mrs Astor's pet butler always wore a vest with no toothpick pockets during lunch- hour in the Astor manor! « * . * From lime immemorial, the. lowly toothpick has always managed to crash the cuisines of culture when pinning together the flotsam and jetsam of a buffet supper,' or neatly suturing a toasted three-decker. Though secretly employed by dowager and duchess in secluded privacy, it was shunned in public as a lumberyard leper. Yes! "WAS" is the proper word! For now, along comes a dainty, and very proper little lady to elevate the toothpick to an exalted status. In fact, this lovely bit of femininity attributes to it much of her success! • * * It all goes back to the time when a talented high-school Miss named Faith Domergue yearned for a movie career. She had everything. But, unfortunately, that "everything" included a lisp that limited her dramatic vocabulary to ONE "brown cow". . And "brown cowlh" (STET) theem (STET) to have no plathe (STET) in the clathroom (STET) of the average dramatic coach. » » « Luckily, for little Faith Domergue, a dialogue coach by the name of Bob Pairs was dedicated to breaking the law of averages. This ingenious gentleman made her place a toothpick between her eye-teeth and read aloud, such texts as the Declaration of Independence and the Gettysburg address. The toothpick kept Faith from putting her tongue between her teeth when she said the letter "S". One Domergue could bring any , number of "brown cows'' into hef coHversa*. tiort—and NONE Of them lithped « * * In fact, iii he* Columbia film/ "It Came From Beneath The Sea " she plays a fnafine scientist who tosses off such little items as' Cytoplasm, Genus Mollusca, Species Cephalopoda — and, yes, she even mention's sea-cows (color unknown) without benefit of toothpick. So don't be surprised to find toothpicks displayed in Hollywood's better bean-bazaars most any day. Unless, of course, there's an unexpected shortage. Who knows? Martha Raye COULD come down with a thudden (STET) thunderouth, cathe of lithping. * * * Beautiful, blonde Mamie Van Doren's acting career has reached full circle. A few years ago, the curvaceous Miss Van Doren was discovered in a Las Vegas chorus. Universal-International has her back in the chorus for "Ain't Mis- behavin ." This time, she's costarring with Rory Calhoun, Piper Laurie and Jack Carson in this sparkling musical comedy. There is, of course, a slight difference in pay-checks for the two dancing chores. But Mamie isn't kicking! WHAT ARE WE S AYING? * * * Producer Robert Sparks and director Teddy Tetzlaff interviewed 663 beauties to select the 121 lovelies who appear in R. K. O.'s "Son of Sinbad" with Dale Robertson, Sally Forrest, Vincent Price, Lili St. Cyr and Mari Blanchard. They included three Miss Universes, a Miss United States, Miss Austrailia, Miss New York, Miss Michigan and scores Of other contest winners. Gorgeous! GORGEOUS! And you should have seen the ones that GOT AWAY! • Mar- proof • Safe BANCROFT LIONS IOWA STATE LEAGUE Games This Week AT HOME JUNE 24 STORM LAKE JUNE 26 ESTHERVILLE Watch for THE GREEN-AND-GOLD BJUSTROM FURNITURE VAN! proof • Weaibei proof "Let us show you how easy it is to drive a CHRYSLER!" Chrysler owners know it and we'd like you to know it— Chr/jiler i'<j uinnimj perfurmance konorn, hands doun! Come prove it to yourself by taking the "100-Million-Dollar Hide!" 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