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ttyper ©eg JHofoe* 111 E " Call Street-Phone 1100-Algona, Iowa '• Entered as'second class matter at the : postoffice at Algona, Iowa, under Act of . Congress of March 3, 1879. _,." " Issued Weekly By : " THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Managing Editor _._ C. S. ERLANDER, Advertising Manager MEMBER NATIONAL EDITORIAL , ASSOCIATION ' MEMBER IOWA PRESS ASS'N MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF __ . CIRCULATIONS " • NATIONAL' REPRESENTATIVE National Advertising Service 222No. Michigan Ave., Chicago, 111. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO., Jne Year, in advance 53,00 Both Algona papers, in combinatio'n," per year ' « g Q Q Single Copies IIIIIIW lOc SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year, in advance $4.00 Both Algona papers in combination, one year ,-—.......$6.00 No subscription less than 6 months. ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per inch 58c OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER NO PARKING METERS, PLEASE! A little bird has told us that the evil cyo of the parking meter salesmen has boon making some dents in the minds of one or two members of the Algona city council. Lest this rumor become a fact before we have a chance to speak, let us say that we think installing parking meters in Algona would be a big mistake, and one that after being made, is hard to eliminate.- Some years ago the'question came up, and we recall making a personal canvass of business places regarding the matter. The vote was about 90 percent against them. There is no reason to think the percent has changed. •> i : « There is a great deal of reason for thinking that "all is not gold that glitters" in the matter of meters. Nearly every small city in this area which has installed the meters has found itself saddled with new headaches, and Lord knows the ordinary business of running a city has enough headaches as it is, without ne"\v ones. From where we sit, it seems to us that the folks who get the most out of the meters are the people who sell or rent or lease them. The general public has to pay for the privilege of parking, tho city has to check and double check them, and see that they are in repair, and violators of time limits get fined. Everybody is somewhat unhappy, and A. & P. Action by th£ government to break up the Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. as an organization violating the anti-trust laws leaves us just a little cold out here in this area. Our chief connection with the A. & P. here in tho past few years was back when the company had a local grocery outlet. The store did business for a good many years, very well at first, but with less and less success as newer ideasyin merchandising were adopted by other grocers, and competition began to amount to something. So long as the other grocers were asleep, the A. & P. prospered in Algona; when they woke up, the A. & P. was just another grocery store, and one that in Algona's case didn't survive the battle. All this has nothing to do with the government action, but it does go to show that even big, nationwide chains must compete, and that even a home- owned, one-man store, can hold its own with modern ideas and aggressive merchandising. If the A. & P. and some other big outfits never did anything else, they have had a tendency to jolt the "old timer" method of doing business into a modern juggernaut that can hold its own under most circumstances. In that respect, at least, the A. & P. has contributed something to business improvement. A MERCY DEATH? Just whether or n6t Dr. Hermann N. Sander, . 40, New Hampshire physician, intended to bring to an end the suffering of his 59 year-old cancer patient by injection of air into her veins, is some thing yet to be verified. The fact that the medico has been indicted' by a grand jury in his home county does riot mean he is guilty; it merely means he will be brought to trial. . But the point involved is great—and argumentative. Would a doctor be 'right" or "wrong" if he knew his patient was suffering, had not a ghost of n chance to recover, and that a painless death would end torture? A poll of townspeople, including the dcac woman's husband, 'indicates that sentiment in his own community is with the doctor. They do not feel that he is a murderer. Yet if he did act in such a manner as to bring about the quick death of his patient, against accepted medical practice, we presume he has been guilty of violating something—medical code or moral code, or both. We have heard pros and cons on "mercy deaths" before. It poems that Dr. Sander has definitely provided a case to give public opinion a full chance to express itself, in and out of the courtroom. 20 YEARS AGO CAN GO YOU KNOW WHERE! Francisco Franco 1 and his Spanish regime of autocracy and rule by force, is making a considerable bid for a cash handout from the United States, and all kinds of concessions from the world, at large. It was only a few years ago that Franco and his team were working hand in glove with the enemies of the Allies, during World War II. Every man in the service who ever went through the fundamentally it docs not solve anything. So Straits of Gibralter was well a,ware of the fact 1 """ "" * u " * u ' that Axis agents, from Spanish oases, wer^radio- ing the size, speed and 'ppsitipn • of everjr convoy long as there are more cars than places to park, there will be a shortage of parking places, iAlgona's plan, which include%ip£0vi£ling a free parking lot a half block from the business district, a two hour time limit without charge on State Street, and plenty of free and timeless parking off State Street, sounds like as good a deal as could be devised at this moment. * * * Now that ihe local Community Chest drive has been completed for sometime, how about giving us the facts and figures as to how much was raised, and how much is alloted here and there, and other statistics that donutors would be interested in having? * * * We are awaiting with considerable interest development of a proposal by the Navy that it begin a wide-scale "summer cruise" program for picked citizens . . . the first proposal is to take- some 1,500 out for a little sea air next summer . . . at the taxpayers' expense, of course . . . the line forms at the right! * * * The only surprising thing aboui college life is that more sensational stuff doesn't develop around the nation. With the great expansion of college enrollments, the percentage of chance of "incidents" is much greater than it was a few years ago . . . and yet they are the exception to the rule. "entering or leaving'the __„...„ Mediterranean carrjpaign not been successful just when it was, or had its success been delayed a few months, it was quite common knowledge that Spain would strike at Gibralter and endeavor to completely cut off the southern part of Europe from Allied forces. Franco is not running a democracy, or even trying, any more than is Joe Stalin farther cast. He has not been a friend of the United States in the past, nor has he acted like one when he thought he could speak up with the old Axis at his back. Things are different now. He wants to be real friendly—and get a big loan, of course. We hope he fails. For once, let us hope U.S. foreign policy has enough backbone to tell him to go you know whore. * * * For 17 years, two Scotchmen have been sending the same Christmas cards back and forth. The canny Scotchmen change a message in a liltlc window in the card, each year, to keep it timely. And, they work near each other so don't bother to mail it, but personally deliver their greetings. Aside from the natural wisecracks about the Scotch, we'll bet those two fellows have more fun with that Christms card than nine tenths of the rest of us. "THE MYSTERY FARM Our last publication of a mystery farm piciuie brought two identifications, but we have not heaid from the tenant or owner of the learn, Mr. Brink himself. Mrs. Veru Waiker and Mrs. Joe Ciowley each called to say it wis the Ben Brink place, and it Mr. Brink will also call he will receive a free aerial view of his farm. Pictured abc-v^ is ihe Ihis week's Mysiary farm. li it is yours, or you own it or live on it notify the Algona Upper Des Moines and get your free aerial photo. From the Files of the Upper Des Moines-Republican Jan. 8. 1929 * * * A car driven by H. W. Peter son came out second best in an encounter with a telephone pole the day before New Years. The family was returning from a short Christmas vacation spent in Finlayson, Minn., when the accident occurred. In an attempt to avoid a skidding car ahead, Peterson took to the ditch and met the pole. The car was badly damaged, the pole was broken in three pieces but the family escaped unhurt. * * * Youthful smokers found a haven in the Algona depot, using the office as a center for a 'smoker" after the depot agent lad closed up for the night. It was a mystery how such small boys could emit such clouds of smoke and still be able to go iome and face fond parents with- >ut being caught and chastised. Their ages ranged from seven to twelve. * * * It was a five dollar fine for anyone found guilty of double parking on State street under a new ordinance passed by the council. All persons so convicted would spend up to five days in jail, or until the fine was paid. » * * Kohlhaag Bros., Algona Chevrolet dealers, reported that they had sold 414 new cars during 1929. They also sold an undisclosed number of used cars. » * • Small pox prevented the arrest of two persons in Algona on a charge of lewdness and indecent exposure. A man and woman had been living together as man and wife, but such was not the case. An arrest was ordered but Marshal Floyd Newville beat a hasty retreat after serving the warrant. He did confiscate a loaded gun in their room. The man had bsen working for a bus company and the woman as a waitress in an Algona cafe. * * * Tony Kirsch opened his laundry in the old Klamp building across from the court house. He installed the latest laundry equipment and employed six people in the plant. * * * H. R. Cowan and Son bought the old Call house on north Thorington and began tearing it down. They used the lumber in their business as contractors. * » • After two weeks of spring-like weather, with. an , average temperature of about 40, the bottom ten oyt of things with eight oe- Jow recorded. • * * * Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hofius of Union township entertained 27 relatives at a New Years dinner. * * * Among the stars playing at the Tall theatre were Buster Keaton, Myrna Loy, Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford, Lupe Valez, Monte Blue and Marion Davies. * * * L. E. Linnan returned from Boston where he had attended the convention of the Phi Kappa fra- ernity. * • * W. A. Foster was expected iome from Minneapolis where he .vent to buy furniture. * * * Roy Richardson was in Des Woines doing some buying for lis furniture store. » * * The Master Barbers Associa- lon of Kossuth county held its annual election of officers at the Slmer Ha.-tshorn shop. Officers lected were Elmer Hartshorn, J aul Hudson, Jens Sordahl and iVilliam Rusch. * • * Frank Zender took Mildred \rnan, Katherine Guehl and ranees Zender to Cherokee where the girls were attending •lount. St. Mary's academy. * * * Earl Momyer and Dan McLaughlin, the paving contractor, were transacting business in Algona. i * • * Three sheep were killed at the Louie Goetz farm near Wesley by a gang of dogs. * * * Sheriff L. E. Hovey was ill with the flu for a couple of days. * • • Coach Bonham's high school cagers were set to open their season with Swea City as the first foe. In the line-up were Lewis Moore, Bill Cliff, Kenneth Samp, Lyle Runchey and Ferris Miner. The Godden Monument Works delivered a large monument to Eagle Grove on New Years Day. It was noted that it isn't often that weather will permit such a delivery around New Years. * * * Kossuth county residents bought 5,735 automobile licenses and 684 truck licenses up to Jan. 1. Total receipts amounted to about $120,000. I If Your Name 7s ... LONG JOURNEY Cy Youngkin, Hawarden auto dealer, gave away some gas-filled balloons in November. One of them got away and made a 600- mile trip, finally coming to rest in the yard ot an Indianapolis resident. Mrs. Ethel Eatewood, the finder, returned the balloon to Mr. Youngkin with a note ul explanation. FOUR DIE Mrs. Birthiu Ihnea of Lake Park has had a sad month, losing four members of her family. Her daughter, Mrs. Larry Kindred; and three of Mrs. Ihnen's brothers, Ted, August and George, all passed away quite suddenly. LUCIEN By Ann Reynolds, Ph. D. Lucien was the name of a famous and witty Greek writer who lived in the second century A. D. Lucien today most often 'is pro- jounced to rhyme with "solution' : this is the way, for instance, Pearl, the charming wife of distinguished Lucien C. Wheeler pronounces her husband's name. To Lucien C. Wheeler, a lative of Iowa, goes the credit for laving sent Gaston Means to the )enitentiary. Means, one of the nost notorious bunco men of all imes, infamous Washington "five percenter" of the roaring twen- jes, was convicted after Lucien Wheeler spent two years digging up evidence against him, in the most ingenious painstaking and >atient way. (Later on Means extorted $100,000 in the aftermath of the Lindberg kidnapping, then went to prison again where he died.) Wheeler, as a young man, then with the Secret Service, was body guard to three presidents, Teddy Roosevelt, W. H. Taft and Woodrow Wilson; their photographs, with dedications, look down from the walls of Wheeler's Hollywood office as he talks about the highlights of his fascinating career. The ancient Greek Lucian, as a boy, was apprenticed to a stone mason. But the youngster didn't care for this work that left him covered with dust. Instead of the stone mason's chisel he chose as his tool the "style", a small pointed rod which then was used for scratching letters on wax-covered tablets. He became a writer, and in his "Vera cious History", a story of an imaginary journey, poked fun at his erring fellow lumans, much the way Jonathan Swift did in his "Gulliver's Travels". He also provided some good advice for the girls. He held that women ought to dress well, and '.hat they should always be -Tiendly and pleasant, though without breaking into a fit of ;illy giggles on the least provoca- .ion. If invited to dinner, a girl should be careful never to get drunk, for, so the old boy asserted, men just don't go for tipsy women. She musn't gorge ier food either, just "touch every morsel daintily with the tips of tier fingers." Because, as we remember, forks and knives came Into use only after the 15th century, and it took rather long until the average household had any silverware. Even the fambua French monarch, Louis XIV, a friend of every luxury, frowned on forks as too "sissy". Actually "Lucien" is the French for'm of tho name "Lucian", and it's very popular in France. Napoleon had a brother by this name. Lucien Bonaparte very early noticed the making of a ruthless dictator in his brilliant brother, suspecting that Napoleon's selfish ambition eventually would surpass his concern for the welfare of the French people. (Interested in some other name? Address your request to Dr. Reynolds in care of this paper. Dr. Reynolds writes about the names most often asked for.) Copyright 1949 by Reynolds Feature Syndicate Tuesday, January 10, 1950 Algona Upper Des Moines-3 Reader Comment St. Petersburg, Fla. December 29, 1949 Algona Upper Des Moinos Algona, Iowa Sirs: Will you please send your paper to the address below until further notice. I think we miss the home paper wherever we are. Arrived here yesterday after spending Christmas week with our son, Carrol, and family a? Bloomington, 111. It was 83 degrees Dec. 27 and about the same today. A change for us lowans this time of year. A Happy prosperous New Year to you. Philip Wander 263 Delmar Terrace. South St. Petersburg, Fla. * • * Jan. 5, 1950 To the Editor, Upper Des Moines: According to the radio: A judge in Des Moines says; that the naughty Northern Democrats who want the Southern Dixiecrats to move over into the Republican Party where they belong, should be called "Snacil-buper" which means — "republicans," spelled backwards. The learned judge must have decided that this cognomen in the democratic vocabulary would put the "hex" on and give them the same disadvantage, as the Republican word "Hickenloper," means — a dead atom, spelled front- wards. Knute SHOT Clark Powers, Central City man, was seriously wounded recently when the charge from a .410 gauge shotgun struck him in the back. He was at work in the grease room at the Grafft service station when the gun, in the hands of another man, was accidentally discharged. SPOTTING SPECIALISTS Stains come out in a jiffy because we 'treat them right'. We've got •removers for every type ,of spot — no matter how difficult. Garments will be returned to you thoroughly cleaned. MODERN Cleaners & Tailors PHONE 537 Free Pickup Anywhere In the County cioiiy^^ RNER Kay Moulton Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Moulton, Algona. Those priceless years of childhood captured and preserved forever in rare and expressive photographs. 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