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2-Algeria (la.) Upper Dftt MftihM Thursday, June 23, 1955 ttopet fle$TOotoe$ II OH HAPPY DAY! 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 set 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 state income taxes, and the reasoning behind the personal viewpoint of the state 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 slate 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 ,jn.,the. teeth and to tip that off Summerfield is improving mail service to all major cities and making it practically non-cxislant in the rural areas. He has already made millions of patrons and postal \vyrkers mad at him and the Republican party and"'he is continuing to add to that number every day:' : It is a toss up as to which of the two has clone the party the most harm and also an even bet as to whether Ike can carry the two through an (.•lection, * * * The census bureau says that men are getting scarcer. A housewife of our acquaintance maintains that this is always the case around spring * * 1. A reckless driver is one who passes you on the highway in spite of all you can do — Rolfe Arrow. Upper 111 E. Call Street— Phone 1100— Algona, Iowa Entered as second class matter at the postofjice at Algona, Iowa, under Act of Congress of _ March 3. 187'J. _ _ _ _ Issued Thursdays in 1955 By THE UPPER 'DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Managing Editor C. S. ERLANDER, Advertising Manager NATIONAL EDITORIAL I AsTbc'hATlrON AfHLlATE MEMBER MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS , NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE Weekly Newspaper Representatives. Inc. 9^0 Broadway, New York 10, N. Y. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO. One Vcar. in advance $3.00 Bold Algol.a papers, in combination, per year 15 00 Single Copies _ 10c SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year in advance jl.Ot Both Algona papers in combination, one year Jti.OO No subscription Jess than 6 months. ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, pur inch 63c OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER 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 l!>5r> had decreased 3 percent from the corresponding period a year ago. II also stated that the total volume of farm marketings was slightly larger but prices of farm producls averaged 5 percenl 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 durable and consumer goods—new records of production and consumption are being attained. But farm income, which has been drifting downward for the past Iwo 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 reempluisi/.e the need there is for what might properly be termed an "agoni/ing reappraisal" of the so-called farm problem. ;i * * * 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 "tile 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 redistricling the state at specified intervals and it sets forth the formula to he used. Is there anything of the Caesar characteristic m the makeup of such Senators'.' And, if so, would they be classified as big or little Caesars? * * * SPECIALIZED Curbstone Commenl ir\ Sheldon Mail — "The advantages of a specialized education were clearly demonstrated by an expert who was called in by one company to fix a complicated computing machine. The expert turned on the mechanism, listened a moment, gave one screw a quarter-turn, and the machine was operative again. The end of the month brought a bill Irom the expert for S200, for which the company's outraged comptroller de- inandi:d an ilemi/cd statement. The bill wax paid on receipt ot the following invoice: For tin ning sci ew A-47014 .15 For knowing which scuw to turn.. $K)i).B5" Most of li.- would benefit by heeding the admonition of the Lake Park News that "If you want yum dreams to come true, don't oversleep. —Decorah Public Opinion. '•? *• ^. Most unusual slatemenl of last week came from Senator Joe McCarthy who said, in reference to -i;;i American service men held pnsours by the Chinese Reds that "li Boh Tail wore alive todav that would not he going on ... in [act if Eisenhower was alive, it would not happen." * * V Has there ever been a political campaign in history which seem.- to have, been io quickly and easily forgotten as the last one'.' Misguided Missiles by Clion Day Ttie Travelers Safely Service "George knows this road with his eyes blindfolded." 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 Buz/.y, the Mrs., just back from Gettysburg ..." * * * "Well, how about it, honey?" Bug-eye asked. ,-i'Jlist like you said six months 20 YEARS' AGO IN THt- lioafJi From the files of the Algona Uppei Des Moir\os June 20, 1935 • * • Heavy rains were proving lo be quite a hindrance to five gravel outfits that began work on county roads the first of the week. Work ,w.as delayed by downpours, the win. Rain forced postponement of the Bancroft-Algona game on the Algona diamond Sunday night so the game was re-set for Friday night. « * * Fish wer* in the news again. Joe Lowe, local attorney, reported lo the Kiwanis club on a recent fishing trip taken by he, Gaile Towne and Di*. J. N. Kenefick. Townc and Kenefick made their report at the weekly Rotary meeting Monday noon. All stated that "the biggest ones got away." Thai's unusual, fl * * A peliiioh was being circulated al Fenton in the 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. V * * More lhan 400 persons allended 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. •'.- * * The annual Kossulh Counly Farm Bureau women's achievement day was set for June Ulj 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 lotal 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. r,> _ Playground aclivilies for both hoys and girls were being organ- i/.ed at the Athletic Park nuclei the supervision of George Kanouff. junior at Drake from Algona. Morning kittenball arul afternoon baseball learns, each with a manager and captain, were on the slate for the hoys, while kit- tenball teams ami tennis matches were set for girl.-. A total of 13") boys and 35 girls had already signed up. * • • Odds and Ends column had this to ufler -— o, noted 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 The Movie Sets WltH BUDDY MASON You may tackle that tantalizing tidbit, lamped tightly into a tender tooth, with a toothpick if you aie 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! Ay of which merely adds up to the fact that Mrs Ast'or's pet butler always wore, a vest with no toothpick poeKels during lunch- hour in the Astor manor! * * * From lime immemorial, ihc 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! * * • li all goes back lo the lime when a talented high-school Miss named Faith Domergue yearned for a movie career. She had everything. Hut, unfortunately, that "everything" included a lisp that limited her dramatic vocabulary t'i ONE "brown cow". And "brown cowth" (STET) theem (STET) to have no plathe (STET) in the clathroom (STET) of the average dramatic coach. w * * Luckily, for lillle 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 a.-, 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 her conversation-—and NONE of them lithped. i * « In fact, in her Columbia film, "It Came From Beneath The Sea," she plays a marine scientist who tosses off such little items as: Cytoplasm, Genus Mollusca, Species Cephalopoda — and, yes, she even mentions 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? Maitha Raye COULD come down with a thuddcn, (STET) thunderoulh, 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- behavm ." This time, she's costarring with Hory 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 SAYING? * * « Producer Robert Sparks and director Teddy Tet/laff interviewed GG.'l beauties to select the 121 lovelies who appear in R. K, O.'s "Son of Smbad" with Dale Robertson, Sally Forrest. Vincent Price, Lili St. Cyr and Mari Blanchard. They included thiee Miss Universes, a Miss United States, Miss Australia. Miss New York. Miss Michigan and scores of other contest winners. Gorgeous! GORGEOUS: Ami you should have seen the ones that GOT AWAY! BANCROFT LIONS IOWA STATE LEAGUE Games This Week AT HOME JUNE 24 STORM LAKE JUNE 26 ESTHERVILLE •aEO~"big bov, he's runnin" next:'which resembled those of 1055. C* ' " . *- ' __ . .. -: -IT . _ • i i> i i _' r . _1 . . BABY BANTER By BROWN'S DAIRY Just how are you going lo be a speculator, wilhoul capital? Maybe I'd boiler go lo school al lhal and figure lhal one out! $0 n^VCh Strength and energy in this little bundle pf me—From CARNA- TIOM. Get the CARNATION habit TODAY! vear—straight for Gettysburg." "How'cl you find the First .acly?" "Well, there was quite a stir .vhon 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 woman even have a Sunday oft without everybody in the world gossiping about, it?" "That's life, Bug-eye. Ike Roes to church and that West Virginia gentleman gets worked up about it. Then, Mamie doesn't and the whole country fidgets ..." "Why do you suppose she stayed home?" "In the first place, she needs rest, and plcntly 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 over. They're still fumin' about that." * * * "But she's a frail woman, Buz- x.y. Don't the political hounds know better?" "That's just it. They don't. And Ike knows they don't. And he's not. going to stand for it longer than lie lias to." "But isn't he- duty-hound? Ihe going to leave 1 us high anil dry'.'" "Hi 1 is not. Haven't you noticed the increasing buildup he's giving Dick Nixon'.' And the way he's trained him from the veiy beginning? Ike feels he will be doing his duty to the country by turning 11 over to younger blood." "Say. 1 never thought ot that way but why Nixon'.'" "Do you realize. Bug-eye, that Mr Nixon is, today, the best- eqmppod man on tile affairs of Washington and the world, next to the 1 President'.'" * "But he doesn't have the drawing power lhal Ike does at the polls." "Right, but who cl.-e in llv: Republican party does?" "Well, what about Chief ,)u.-- lu-e Warren? He's got it all over Nixon —- personality, inatuiily, "Look, Bug-eye, with a $Ui.(KI() pension horn California and a SHa.OOO a year Job for life, Wai run's not loolish. And he .-aid MI." "Then, would Adlai run against Mivon next .vear'. 1 " "That depends on Kelanver and iiarnmati. And a few young dark horses like Goveinois Meyner of New Jersey and Leadei of Pennsylvania --- and, of coui-e, who knows, McCailhy may tin n Democrat ..." "LION" lie.-ld.'iils ol the ll-iw.ildell area think it was a bi; 1 , C,ir. at Dane, u ho has been "AWO1." Iroin hi.- home lor a \veck or two. which ha> cau-i',1 the .-lolie.-i "I a "mountain hon" to he circulated 'h liiat area. The dog i.-. iieai ly lili inches high at '.he !i"i;Jiler^ and belong.- to Mi and Airs Kagiier Johnson, who thinly j liie animal was stolen from theii^ '••'ii.' :'•: ! inaM> i ..(.-,,pi d an i Five inches fell in four days. * * « Fenlon gave the Algona Greys all they wanted in the way of a tussle on the baseball diamond al Fenlon, Sunday, before falling to a ninth inning Algona rally. 9-5. Each team bagged 14 hits during the fray. 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