The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 10, 1956 · Page 11
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 11

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, January 10, 1956
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Ravings CO by* CHBIS REESE A tittle of fhit, A tittle of thai; Not Much of Anything TAX TIME This has become a taxing age, each day I tear my hair in rage. To poor house now my feet would sfray as daily much of tax I pay. I'm taxed for this, I'm taxed for that, I'm taxed when I would buy a hat, I'm taxed when I buy sock and shoe and taxed when I would shirt renew. I'm taxed at breakfast for my toast, I'm taxed at noon for tender roast, I'm taxed at evening when I sup and taxed for tea within my cup. I'm taxed for soap to wash my feet, for paste when I would clean my teeth, I'm taxed for dope to dandruff kill, I'm taxed for asperin and pill. I'm taxed for price to picture show,, I'm taxed for gin to bring a glow; I'm taxed for every bit of fun, I'm taxed from morn till day is done. My car is taxed (it makes me boil) and tax I pay on grease and oil; and when I drive my ancient crate a tax on gas they perpetrate. They tax my humble simple home and all within from base to. dome, if I but add a lath or brick up goes the tax, it makes me sick. Perhaps for taxing there's a need that we may help to clothe and feed discouraged jobless hopeless men until they're on their feet again. But when these earthly bonds I break and path to pearly gates I take 'tis then in righteous wrath I rise—they tax my trip to paradise. "-••" n " Yep, taxing time is with us and what a heck of a mess it is. I'vo just made up my mind to the effect that it's the working man who really pays! taxes on his income, no exemptions that amount to much over a dime, so to speak. In other word it's the gent with the pay check who really digs in comparison with other gents. And it just seems that nothing can- be done about it—we who get pay checks really dig deeper than other- gents, comparably speaking. But Wouldn't it be swell if there were no taxes to begin with, eh? r .__, r\ r ,.„. And here is another interesting angle as to what lowans dig up, how much and what for. Iowa's long roads take 33 per cent of your pay, compared with 1.8 pel- cent for (he nation as a whole. Robert H. Johnson, members ot the State Taxation Study Committee, says "One tip-off as to why Iowa is out of step in highway finance is that personal in- co.rne in the nation has.increased several times faster than in lo'wa. He pointed out that Iowa ranks fifth among the 48 states in se-' condary road mileage. But-Iowa ranks 16th in the number of vehicles, 2lat in the income of its people. And the high ratio of taxes to income in Iowa reflects the state's low rate of growth in income rather than above average fate of tax growth Iowa's state and local taxes increased 41 f>er cent from 1948 to 1953. And there you have it, one o! the reasons for a higher-tip tax angle in the state where the tall corn grows, so to speak. —o— Well, here we are in the year 195.6 and it being a presidential year folks are beginning to wonder will our president come out for re-election, and politics in general will begin to take hold of us from now on, because on ac^ count of 1956 is going to be a political year, so to speak, And from what I hear off and on the republicans and the democrats are going to politically fight a-plenty this year. And one gent I met tells me that the repub-j licans are going to master a hang-over and the next gent I met tells me that it is going to be a democratc year. Personally, I hope he's right because on account of I'm still a democrat and I'd like to see the party go places in 1956, so to speak. But this I know, if Ike comes out again I'm not going to vote for him because on account of I just can't vote for a republican presidential candidate. But I do believe this, if Ike decides to run he'll have to do better than he did four years ago, so to speak. —o— The weatherman sure has been giving us a variety of temperatures the past few weeks. One day we feel uncomfortable because of wearing heavy winter underwear, the weather and winds are of a warm nature, and the next day we read the thermometer in the zero neighborhood. But maybe that's to be expected this time of year. At any rate the days are already getting longer, more sun, and we are entitled to . a warmer atmosphere. I admit ' that one of my deepest hatreds is that sort of weather and temperature which keeps the streets icy and causes a higher fuel expense. And if there is anything I hate about the thermometer it's the part which holds the zero measurements, so to speak. How about you, are you a lover of the winter thermometer readings? Plan Ladies Night Swea City — "Ladies Night" was discussed at the Lions club meeting Thursday night. The supper or the event will be some time this month, but no definite place lias been decided upon at this date. ADVERTISING ia the Algoni Upper Des Moines reacnes more farMie's in "KoSsutrr county than inv other nublication Rites Jan. 2 ForOttosen Man Only 25 Oltos«n— Funeral services for Eldori Hundertmark were held a< the Ottoseh Presbyterian church Monday afternoon, Jan. 2, Ths officiating pastor was Rev. A, Ramirez of Pocahontas assisted by Rev. O. Stensland of Kasson, Minn., Eldon's father-in-law. Mrs Louis Kelley was the pianist and also accompanist for Rev. Stensland who sang "Bet hold A Host Arraigned In White", and Miss Margaret Kelley who sans "The Lord's Prayer." Mrs Eugene Hofius and Mr. 1 Roy Telford were in charge of the floral arrangements. The pallbearers were two cousins, Lee Struthers' of Kamrar and Ross Struthers of Wesley, and four close friends, Charley Welter, Richard Kropf both of Ottosen, Duane Kropf of Creston and Howard Hammond of Slater, Iowa. Interment was in the Ottosen Union Cemetery. E1 d o n Vernal Hundertmark was born July 30, 1930 at Ottosen. He was the youngest child of .Wallace and Dorothy Hundertmark. Eldon was baptized in the West Bend Presbyterian Church when he was a small child. He grew up on the family farm and attended Ottosen Public School. In 1948 Eldon graduated from Ottosen high school as valedictorian of his class. He then attended Iowa State College where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1952. In Aug of 1952 he entered the U.S. Army as a Lieutenant. He served 10 months in Korea and received an honorable discharge in May 1954. However, he remained in the inactive reserve. On Sept. 24, 1955 Eldon was united in marriage with Mary Ellen Stensland of Kasson, Minn. They established their home on his Grandmother Struthers farm southeast of West Bend. He was engaged in farming on the family farm west of Ottosen. Eldon passed on at a Rochester hospital, De. 29, 1955, as a result of post operative complication 1 ; following major surgery. He it* survived by his wife, Mary Ellen, mother, Mrs W. E. Hundertmark, and sister, Marjorie (Mrs Ernest Lorenc). He was preceded in death by his father, Wallace in 1939 and a sister, Phyllis in 1947. Eldon was an active membe of the Presbyterian church at Ottosen, Lutheran Aid Installation The Lutheran Ladies Aid held its first meeting for the new year in the church parlors with Mr^ Merle Holt "arid' Mrs Aritone' Speich hostesses. Yearly reports by the secretary and treasurer , were given and accepted after which Pastor Mountain installed the new officers. The new officers are president, Mrs Olvin Haug; vice president, Mrs Antone Speich; secretary, Mrs Jacob Ryg and treasurer, Mrs Sylvan Jacobson. At this time the new of ficers.. took charge of the meeting. This group will serve the Pastoral Conference Dinner Feb. 13, The three groups which have been working for the past several years will remain the same. Each will elect /a new chairman. Mrs Oliver Kinseth and Mrs Sylvan Jacobson will serve as a Committee to see that flowers are in the church for services each Sunday morning for the next 2 months. The new year books were passed out. The next meeting will be January 25 with Mrs Oliver Kin-, ?eth and Mrs Chester Alme hostesses. INVESTING IN IOWA'S FUTURE $62,739,758 — that is the sum which the brewing industry has already invested in Iowa, and more is being invested every day. This substantial sum has been spent for warehouses, land and buildings, manufacturing facilities, retail stores, in every nook and corner of the state. This benefits virtually every community, contributes that much more to Iowa's wealth and prosperity, An Investment that Helps all Iowa Large as this sum may be, it is only a small part of the investment the brewing industry makes in Iowa. For example — the industry has an Iowa payroll of over $30,000,000 per year, it pays annual taxes of nearly $24,000,000, and there is an item of more than $27,000,000 for such things as transportation, insurance, rent, electricity, and other needs. Yes, nearly every seg» ment of our commonwealth benefits, because —» THE HELPS BUILD IOWA UNITED STATES BREWERS FOUNDATION Iowa Division 808 Liberty Bl'dg., Dei Moiaci' P.T.A. Chorus Program v The Barber Shop Chorus of Humboldt under the direction of Mr Wind of Humboldt presented the program at the regular meeting of the P.T.A. Tuesday evening at the schoolhouse. This program xvas arranged for by the Commercial Club. A film "Horse*, men of Paftipa" was shdwri. In February tHe program will be' presented by" the Progressive' Club and the refreshment committee will be Mrs Donald Usher, Mrs Lester VVehrspann, Mrs Loran Daniel, Mrs Fahye Gfess, Mrs Irvin Mogler and Mrs Melvin Ellingson. During the holidays the Luther League young people enjoyed a Waffle and sausage supper following choir practice on "Thursday evening. The evening wafe spent in social games and closed with a short devotion. On Tuesday evening the fero- therhood met at the church. Antone Speich, Chester Alme, Roy Enockson and Pastor Harold Mountain were in charge of the program and lunch. ' A congregational meeting will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, Wednesday afternoon Jan. 11 beginning at 1:30 o'clock Kindergarten classes in the Ot tosen school started Monday Jan. 9. Mrs Gertrude Smith of Milroy, Minn, is the teacher. It is expected there will be an en- 'Ollment of nine pupils. To be eligible to start to kindergarten a child must have been five years of age by Nov. 15. 1955. Tw"o courses have been added this second semester for the Ot- tuiiday, January 10, 1956 Mflona (la.) Ufipftf 0*1 MoliH*-S tosen" high school. A course iri Driver Training will be taken by six students at the Bode high school. In addition t<i the class regular Algebra there will be S class in Advanced Algebfa. Lifesaver When you need help in & hurry, there's nothing like a quick phone call to save seconds—even lives. If you're on a party line, you, too, can be a lifesaver—by releasing the line promptly to let emergency calls go through. Other tips for good patty- line service: space your calls, replace the receiver carefully, hang up quietly when you find the line in use. Party* line courtesy is catching. Northwest* ern Bell Telephone Company. 6 \\ Help me, too" POLIO Isn't Lie I Medical science has won a great victory over the polio virus, but the war against polio itself is far from finished. •It is not over for thousands of patients who suffer from polio's crippling effects. Thousands more will be exposed to. polio this year. Victory for them will depend on how quickly and effectively preventive measures can be brought to bear. To clinch the victory the March of Dimes needs your support. A successful drive will provide continued care and treatment for some 68,000 polio patients Already on the rolls of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis. It will assure funds for scores .of research projects sponsored by the Foundation. It will hasten the day of final victory over this crippling disease. K»; ' ' "*•.... Dig this year for the March of Dimes. Your contribution will go further and do more in the decisive period that's just ahead. Make victory sure. Jobs For The Dime! The fight against polio calls for more effort, not less, in the year ahead. Why? Because polio hasn't been licked yet. Here are four big reasons why the March of Dimes must get our enthusiastic support 1. Thousands of polio patients are still being stricken. These add heavily to chapter rolls already swollen by those being helped by the Foundation as 1956 opened, 2. The most seriously stricken still depnd on iron lungs and other mechanical aids supplied out of the March of Dimes funds for every breath they draw. Cutting down on that program would be like pulling out the electric plugs on pn iron lung. 3. Research work can't be cut. The Salk vaccine was a scientific break-through but one which must be widened and followed up. Other, still better vaccines may emerge from additional research. 4. There's a pressing need for more trained manpower at treatment centers. Children now being crippled must not become forgotten casualties when the long fight to conquer polio is finally won. when you are contacted Youauv ive To FIGHT remember. .. POLIO Isn't Licked Yet! Kossuth Cownty, Iowa MARCH OF DIMES Committee National Foundation For Infantile Paralysis Ralph lindhorst, Chairman

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