The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on July 21, 1955 · Page 18
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, July 21, 1955
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-, July 21, 1955 (la.) Uppar foj Maine* WORDS OF WARNING As General Matthew B. Ridgway retired as army chief of staff, he issued'a'warning to the nation. He seriously questioned the isoundness of present United States military policy in a letter to Charles E. Wilson, secretary of 'defense. He assailed the overemphasis on airpower' and massive retaliation with nuclear weapons, asserting that the existence of greatly superior air-atomic power by the U. S. in the post war era had failed to prevent Communist aggression. He advocates hard-hitting ground forces with atomic artillery as a 'necessity also, and leaves the inference that we do not have it. It is an unusual situation to have a retiring army chief of staff writing such a letter to the secretary of defense, at the same time that another distinguished army general is President of the United States, and presumably directing policy decisions. General Ridgway may be right — or wrong. Time will tell. * * * SCHOOL FINANCIAL STATEMENTS The Emmetsburg newspaper recently reprinted a story comparing school system salaries for teachers in the various schools within the Lakes Conference, which originated in a newspaper at Sibley. The comparison made it look as though to the government, the Emmetsburg salary schedule was considerably below that for the other schools in that conference. Then the Emmetsburg superintendent wrote a story for the Emmetsburg paper purporting to explain a "cost of living" increase which in some manner of means had not been included in salary totals. This averaged about $800 a teacher over a period of years beginning in 1951. This "cost of living" bonus was given each spring, it seems. To only publish the actual "take home" pay of school officials and teachers and to omit the sum total of salary withheld for state and federal taxes and social security and retirement is not giving the taxpayer a true picture of just exactly what his school officials and teachers DO GET as a full salary. * * * SMALL BUSINESS OUTLOOK CLOUDY Fort Dodge Messenger — One measure on the .Eisenhower legislative program assured of enactment at this session of Congress is the bill (S 2127) to extend the life of the Small Business Administration for an additional two years. Anything that purports to aid small business, like anything promising to preserve "the family-size farm," can count on eloquent support in Congress. In addition to continuing S.B.A., the legislation would allow it to make loans up to $250,000, instead of the present $150,000, and to renew them for full terms of as long as 20 years. The Hoover Commission, in a report last March which recommended liquidation of many other government lending agencies, said S.B.A. should be given another two years of life "during which time it will have opportunity to demonstrate its usefulness to small business on sound business principles." At the same time, it said interest charges should be enough to cover operating expenses and to offset costs of the money STRICTLY BUSINESS "Even though we're one big happy family^here, Mervin, stop calling me 'Dad!' " All of which concerns Emmetsburg and neigh- establishments. The Truman administration used to look to small business to curb monopolies by supplying effective competition for big business enterprises —with a certain amount of government aid. The Eisenhower administration expresses less confidence on this score in the present period of business mergers, which is witnessing the disappearance of many smaller concerns that formerly gave greater or less competition to larger boring cities west of us more than it does Algo: The Senate Small Business Committee re- However, it does bring up an important point, ported last March 30 that there was a widening, and that is the actual, TRUE salary schedules for teachers, and a frank statement as to teachers actual, complete, individual salaries. Take the annual financial statement of the Algona Community School district, published last week, as an example. In this summary, it says "this statement of expenditures includes salaries paid from July 1 1954, to July. 1, 1955, AFTER DEDUCTION OF gap between profits of big companies and small concerns which it found "most disturbing." Profits after taxes of firms with assets of less than $250,000 stood at 4.1 per cent during the first half of 1954, compared with 10.6 per cent during the corresponding, period of 1952, a decline in two years of more than 60 per cent. For larger firms the rate of profit rose from 11.3 per cent to 12 __._.. per cent. Said the committee, "These and other Thus, when you read the teachers'salary factors strongly suggest . . . that there are ob- listmg, you are not reading the total of ALL that scure, complex and underlying forces at work that was paid, but only the actual "take home" pay. are inimical to the future of small, independent ods of the criminals, the thieves were the same that staged a $2,000 merchandise robbery at Emmetsburg, less than a week earlier. * ' * * Edward Jensen, a farmhand for the past 22 years in the Swea Tewnship area, was found dead July 13. Acting County Coroner. H. B. White termed it a death from hatural causes. Jensen was found dead in his bed. * * * A severe windstorm, including a small tornado, swept intp the county during the week, landing near Whitterriore, roaring east and taking off again near Sexton. Heaviest damage was reported on the farms of Nick Krieps, J. F. Cooney, Chester Bailey, Louis Bode, .James McEnroe and Jim Brophy. Several buildings were flattened, many trees knocked down, although no injuries or casualties were listed. Lightning struck a transformer near the :elephone office, but rain put out the fire. A proposal * to abandon five . There is no quarrel with the salary schedule. but we do feel that the taxpayer is entitled to know just how much IN FULL the salaries are, or why print the list at all (except that it is required by law). School teachers have their federal withholding tax (income tax) deducted just like all other employees. They have their social security deducted and we believe there is also a deduction under the State of Iowa public employees retirement fund. All of those deductions are taken from their total pay, but they are certainly also a part of the total salary. Ippcr £9cs joints 111 E. Call Street—Phone 1100—Algona, Iowa -, ..™»» fc . B|I mii postoffice March" 3,l87U OWa - """" ACt °< Con * resa <* business enterprise." * * * LIVING BEYOND OUR INCOME Grundy Center Register — Clyde Herring, who was nearly elected Governor of Iowa last November, got his name in some of the state papers last week. That the name o£ the defeated democratic candidate got in some of the republican daily papers was in itself news. In referring to the high cost of government in Iowa and the huge tax boost by the late legislature, Herring said, "Before the tax boosts the State of Iowa was living beyond its income. Now it is living beyond ours." Referring to the large number of needless jobholders on the stale payroll, Herring said, "If a person is not needed for a job today, get rid of him today and do not wait until tomorrow. Economy in our state flovernment will never come by waiting for the needless employees to die of old . age." Republicans themselves have criticised the needless duplication of employees on the state pay roll. They complain, but they do nothing about it. * * * Atlanta (Ga.) Conslitulion — Two veteran Senators, who have been around for a long, long time, talked freely, though not for attribution about President Eisenhower. They like him. What NATIONAL ^DITORIAL 'AsfpcTATlfo.N :> say is not said in hostility or rai vV I I 5$yj ^7 aanni ^J'O' ITO! MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS NA I? ONAL REPRESENTATIVE ly Newspaper Representatives, Inc 920 Broadway, New York 10 N Y they have U They think, as do all of us, that he is a good, decent, honorable man. But this, in es: as a President. era! Grant when he was President. Giant had won a war. The people felt he was a strong man, able to make decisions. Actually, as we know, he was nut. He was a good man, but not at all aware of how to govern. His Cabinet was not able and Airborne President Washington — The other day, after President Eisenhower sat through the Cinerama scene where one gets the illusion he's dipping low over the Grand Canyon in a light plane, Ike turned to Lowell Thomas and grinned: "This is one plane trip where I knew I'd get back safely." Of course, Mr Eisenhower was simply making talk, but I've often wondered what idle thoughts go through the Presi- lent's head when he's winging high in his Columbine III. How often has he mused: "My life it this time is in the hands of one man—a 34-year-old pilot..." Actually, the President puts his complete trust in handsome voung Col. Wijliam G. Draper. He's had only one real scare in •ecent years while flying, and that was when he was a General qn NATO duty in Europe. Col. Draper disclosed the ac- JJiJ>irnseli:. It was while fly- ins«<ttHrough a fierce storm from Scotland to Paris, when suddenly the plane lurched. A frown shot across Eisenhower's brow, Draper recalls, but the plane straightened out and Ike sighed, shrugged his shoulders and smiled. * «• * What would happen, should the Columbine's motors suddenly fail? Few people know it, but the Secret Service has two parachutes at the ready in a compartment at the President's side—one for him and the other for Mamie. The SS men are so acutely trained in the event of this emergency, that they can strap the 'chutes on Ike and Mamie and have them descending out of the plane in 45 seconds. * * « Ike's second plane, a four-place Aero Commander, gives the Secret Service men near-apoplexy because it usually flies too low and is too small for such a pre- cuation. The twin-engined blue-and- white peashooter (compared to the J15 - foot-long Columbine), however, is probably a much- safer mode of travel" to Gettysburg and back. Ike made it in 22 minutes the other day, compared with two hours by car. Since the 20 YE1S ASO IN THE FROM THE FILES OF THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES JULY 18, 1935 * # * Chet Dillinger, an employee ai the Algona Bakery, inadvertantly thwarted an attempted robbery at the Hub Clothiers here. Chet got off work at 4 a.m., got in his car and started home. As he drove past the east side of the clothing store, he noticed the back screen door was open. He went around the block, saw that an entry attempt was in progress, 1 and went to report to the night' watch. The policeman found the nside back door partially pried open, but no entry into the store gained. It was figured by locai authorities, who compared meth- jranch lines of the Minneapolis & St. Louis Railroad, among .hem the 15.1 miles from Cor- vith to Algona, was submitted o federal court at Minneapolis by he receivers for the company. »It ivas the beginning of the end for he local M. & St. L. . « 4 Robbery of Bill and Pete's Pool Hall and Fischer's Cafe was discovered Wednesday morning. Both places were entered from the rear. At the pool hall they broke out a window, while at the cafe they ripped out screens and pried open windows. They got away with four revolvers, a shotgun, three dice machines, some billfolds and jack knives, while at the cafe their loot included $18.50 in cash, some stamps, cigarettes and a cigarette dice machine. Local authorities thought the group was the same that entered Misbach's Clothing Store a week before. o * * W. A. Foster, Algona Furniture man, was in Chicago on business. One night, while fast asleep in his hotel room, he heard sirens blowing beneath his window. He looked out, thinking it was a fire, but when he found out it wasn't in his hotel, he went back to sleep. The next mprning he was surprised to find out the man in the room above lim had jumped out of the window, falling 14 stories to his death. * » • A neat little racket was discovered at 'the local ballpark. A group of boys were regularly hired to return baseballs hit out of the park for a nickel apiece. Members of a nearby baseball team persuaded the boys to sell them the good balls for 35-50 cents, instead of returning them to the rightful owners. A ride to the local jug in the police car was promised to all involved in the proposition, unless it came to a screeching halt. The Algona drays had mote demanded $90 to lake the field instead of: the_ ?oO- originally time getting their opponents, the Memphis Red Sox, on the field than they did beating them. The visitors had a flat tire at the edge of town, and were late for the contest. Upon arrival, they agreed up»n. They 1 finally goi the $50 and a 14'7 lacing by the locals. Feelings ran high among the 500 fans assembled, and one was heard saying "They ought to tour Ethiopia." Understand Your Child Sponsored by Siale University of loWa Child Welfare Research Siaiion NEW FRIENDS "Oh, mother, she is so wonderful," said. 12-year-old Cynthia, speaking of her newly-found girl friend. "I can just tell her everything!" "Yes," said her understanding mother. A -puzzled pause on Cynthia's part. "But, mother, I can tell you everything, can't I!" "Yes, Cynthia." After another pause came this comment, almost a wail. "But, mother, after all, you are a grown-up!" An understanding, sympathetic mother here was helping a sensitive daughter to accept her own experience. The adolescent needs desperately to,rate with her own age group. For many parents it is difficult to step aside and let their children find themselves in this new experience. Another mother told of an experience with her teen-age daughter^ Mary, a year or two older than Cynthia. "Mother, you know I just used to tell you everything. But now —" a troubled look coming to her face, "I don't want to tell you everything." Then this sensible and secure mother r e p 1 i e,d, "That's all right—you don't need to tell me everything if you don't want to." Then the mother smiled and said, "I just couldn't resist saying, 'Of course, Mary, maybe it would be just a"s well not to do anything you'd be ashamed to tell me!" These two thoughtful girls with their understanding mothers are probably headed toward happy adjustment in growing up. Getting along with, persons their own age is important, but another big job for the adolescent is to accept himself in relation to his parents. Persons counseling the teen-ager frequently find that he' wants desperately to have his parents trust him, and he is dismayed at their fears. Thoughtful parents, like the mothers in these situations, know that this is the same child they have loved and guided all these years. He still needs them and wants them, but he must have a measure of freedom to find himself. Legally Speaking . In this day and age almost anything can — and does — happen. So, in setting up plans for your family, you want to keep the future unfrozen. That's why lawyers often advise disposing of one's property by will instead of by other means. Besides many other good points, a will may be changed any time one desires. For many things can happen in a family in the years ahead — marriages, new children, deaths. Indeed one can make or lose a fortune. So we'll assume you write a will. In time things change and you write a new will. Or, you may write a codicil, and added postscript, so to speak, which changes your will in some respect. The will itself is "executed" with important formality — with witnesses, etc. The reason is easy to understand: When your will goes into effect, it alone can speak your mind. You will not be there. One must also execute a codicil as he does a will for the same reason. Our friend Mr Smith was proud of his will, made in his lawyer's office, duly signed and attested by two competent witnesses. Later Mr Smith wanted to leave $1,000 to a man who had befriended him. Rather than disturb his will, he typed out and attached his' desires on a paper, with no witnesses. The added provision would not hold up in court. His friend got nothing. To be sure it will be effective only if properly signed before at least two competent witnesses under proper circunistanc- es. There is nothing informal about a will or codicil. Make sure an5 paper concerning your properts after your death is drawn witb care. « * * (This article, prepared in the public interest by The Iowa State Bar Association, is intended to inform and not to advise; Facts may change the application of the law.) RECEIPTS A total of $72,595.08 has been taken in by the parking meters at New Hampton, in the seven years the meters have been in opera- SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO One Year, in advance ' ISto A &. PaPerS - '" co "^'ni«onrpS-y-ea-r"::: members was were ^ SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year In advance „ _ - , „. Both Algona papers in comtinafloiir'Jne'Vear" — Irt'nn No subscription less than a montha. """ ° ear rtnn """ * ° ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per inch _________ I... 83c OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER skin a eat however, very much the — everything you deserved.Clear Lak BABY BANTER first of the year, more than a dozen persons were killed or maimed along the 75-mile high- i essence, is their summary of him way route the President usually "Ike," they say, "is a lot like Gen- takL>s b >' <•'"''• Mamie may never get to ride in the ^ plane with Ike. Reason is the ''jitney" carries a reserve pilot and James L. Rowley, the President's constant Secret Service shadow. And there's only room for four. So far, the new plane hasn't been nicknamed, but there've been plenty of suggestions. Among them: "Little Susan" after his third grandchild, Susan Elaine. After all, Ike's renamed his mountain hideout Camp David for his grandson, and his cabin cruiser Barbara after his other grandchild. The tiny plane has brought on a lot ot jibes around Washington The most subtle: "This is one time Ike can be sure his Right Wing is going the same direction he is . .." corrupt. The Republican pliant tool of special privilege, as i.s a majority of the present Republican House and Senate. The worst of the Republican Party hid behind the shield of Grant's personal integrity * » * There are, it seems, more ways Jhan one to >r a taxpayer. The end result is, same. — Pella Chronicle. Even if you didn't gel everything you wanted last year, you can he thankful you didn't get Min By BROWN'S DAIRY You should siart working on Daylight Saving lime! Play'n Tiddlewinks after 7 p.m. really gets me down! Po you ever fee! bushed? You can AlWAYS kep in Shape with CARNATION milk. with the same care and formality tion. The 225 meters cost 12,937. O Mm Oldsmobile A YOU'VB got every reason in tlie world for wanting this Old&mobilc! Everybody docs! It's the most popular Oldsmobile of all time —with more glamour, more power, more luxury . . . more everything thim ever before! And now you've got llio < best reason in the world for actually owning it I Because this flashing "Rocket" Engine car is priced, right for you-right now! In fact, you'd never . believe a car so big could cost BO little! Stop iuL drive it yourself! Gel our generous appraisal . , ,,' get out of [ho ordinary into an Oldsl,/ " ' "" EXPLOSION A gas explosion in the basement of her home proved fatal to Mrs Edward Podlak, of Maquoketa. The explosion, felt by residents as far as 10 blocks away, lifted the frame house from its foundation. NOBODY HURT _ When George Kehl of Dubuquc cut m too soon in front of Herman Hawker of Earlvillc the two cars hooked bumpers. They mched and skidded along the highway and shoulder f or 232 feel. Both ears remained upright, and no one was hurt. 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