The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 14, 1950 · Page 18
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 18

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, March 14, 1950
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2—Algona Upper Des Moinet Tuesday, March 14, 1950 tippet De$tllome$ YES, LET'S DISCUSS $400,000 An open meeting between the city council, the general Algona public,,and the state department of public health is welcome. Anything that involves the city's expenditure of from $300,000 to $400,000 is certainly a little item of expense that deserves some thinking and talking over. In this case, that figure has been given as the approximate cost of installing a sewage disposal plant in Algona. We are quite certain that most Algona citizens will agree with the state department that a sewage disposal plant here is something that we need. The only difference of opinion that might exist will probably center around whether or not this is a wise time for the city to vote itself an indebtedness of that size. The time to make public improvements of this type is when costs are down, materials are plentiful, and people are looking for work. The situation today is just the reverse. And while, as we have said, we know that a disposal plant is something we should have, .we still take issue with the statement that "the city does not have too much choice in the matter, and the bond issue just about has to carry." When the time comes that a city does not have too much to say about whether or not it intends to boncj itself on a local issue, then we have truly eritered an era of dictatorship that is quite amazing in the United States. * * * MODERN EDUCATION Grinell Heral-Register: We are inclined to wonder sometimes at the varied forms in which higher education is manifesting itself. We have just noticed that Southern Methodist university in Dallas, Texas, has enrolled thirteen undergraduates for a one-credit course in bait casting. Undoubtedly some of our better-known anglers, such as Charley Snyder and Glenn Shifflett, will be sorry that they didn't take their collegiate work in Southern Methodist. The course offers instruction three hours a week in the art of casting the wet and dry fly. Southern Methodist, we have read, also has credit courses in weight lifting, badminton and the modern dance. Rumors that the university of Texas was planning to offer a course in lariat throwing have been denied. Makes us wonder why some up and coming institution isn't offering courses in draw poker or canasta. Slgona Upper Bts 111 E. Call Street—Phone 1100—Algona, ^owa- Entered as second class matter at the postofflcc at Algona. Iowa, under Act of Congress ol March 3, 187U. 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. Oju- Yt vir. in uch'tiiu-e __. _ _ $300 liuiii Aliiuna paijurs. in cumbirutiun, per'War."-" J5 (X) Ml.Kit: C'tiplub. - ....... . lOc SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH l)iii- \tin. <ii advuiifu.- . - $100 r.i.'.ii Altiuiia p.ipiis ii, roniliiniitmn. DHL- year_..._I$6.00 .io tui>»riii>i..jii it-.,., ||,, m fj months, ADVERTISING RATES Ul:pl,i> Atlvi-ltlkiiiy, i,cr iiuh ' 5fc OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER JUNIOR BASEBALL FUNDS LOST There has been expressed doubt on the part of many as to whether or not Attorney General Larson's anti-slot and pinball machine crackdown has done any injury anywhere. If your viewpoint is that someone is squandering all his or her money on slot machines, you naturally feel that it is a good thing. Perhaps there are cases where all of a family income goes into the slots, but we doubt that there are many such cases. However, the total volume did add up to a considerable sum spent on this pasttime. Now comes the Decorah Legion post, however, with the announcement that they are dropping Junior Legion baseball this year. Their explanation is simple; the post used proceeds from slot machines to finance. baseball. Now there are no slots, and there will be no baseball. The statement that clubs and private organizations use funds from these sources for community projects, is not false. Organization dues never leave enough to actually do anything. Without other means of revenue, many of the projects of the past will have to be dropped by these organizations. * * * MORE THAN TALK NEEDED Charles Cily Press: Too many citizens are inconsistent in seeking tax reductions. The appetite for lower taxes is nearly as universal as the hunger for food, but the approach is seldom as practical. To many of us, our path to tax reduction is greatly similar to Mark Twain's appraisal of the weather—everyone talks about it but no one does anything about it. We all complain about high taxes. Few of us do anything about them or even complain when it will do the maximum of good. Everett A. Streit, managing editor of the Clinton Herald, recently told how his city reduced taxes. There is nothing mysterious or complicated about the formula. It should be carefully noted, though, that the Clinton approach was practical. Citizens not only decided that they wanted lower taxes. The were willing to stand up and be counted for the things they were willing to do without. "If you don't squawk at the budget hearings don't squawk when you get your tax bill. Too many people cry for lower taxes and then ask, with their hands at the side of their mouths, for some pork barrel." Streit says that the campaign conducted by his newspaper to interest taxpayers in taxing district budgets and economy in government resulted | in a total saving o£ $130,000. He explained that it brought about a revolution in public thinking but that it did not follow radical lines of being against taxes. The movement was undertaken in a spirit of cooperation. The public gets what it demands. Streit says that there never will be a square deal for taxpayers until they let it be known that they want "$1 worth of service for $1 in taxes paid." It is as simple as that but many of us will continue complaining to our neighbors in a manner which is no more fruitful than a dog howling at the moon. A constructive, well timed and consistent approach is the only effective way to reduce taxes. That is the way, too, for public to get the precise services from government that it wishes. * * * Dallas News—Sometimes a pessimist is a man to whom an optimist owes money. * * * U. S. S. Pennsylvania Keystone—It isn't a will power that a girl needs nowadays. It's won't power. * *' * Miami Herald—A suvuge is a person who has no debts, deficits or A-bomb. * * * From a mail-order house's advertisement— Winterized tents. Plus complete wintenzation. * * * U. S. S. Augusta Cracker—They laughed when I came in with shorts on, but when I sat down they split. JUST HUMANS H Arwrlcnn New* flntnm. Inc./ "What Has Happened While I Was Away?" "Nothin'. Onlv th' Chair You're On Has Just Been Varnished.' Ravings CO CHRIS REESE A LltJU of This, • LUil* of Thai; Not Much of Anything. Announcement OF CANDIDACY FOR KOSSUTH COUNTY SUPERVISOR fcwea Tvvp. Seneca Twp. l''enton Twp. 4th District Greenwood Twp. Hurt Twp. Lot Is Creek Twp. To The Voters Residing in the 4th District of Kossuth County, Iowa: I hereby announce that I am to be a candidate for County Supervisor on the Democratic Primary Ballot at the June Primary election. Any support my friends can tee fit to give me will be greatly appreciated. Charles H. Newel Fenton, Iowa It was Saturday when I was having a cup of Java with Ed Shackelford and Alex Dermand that the latter complimented me highly upon my gulping proclivities and he ought to know because on account of he's probably seen more gulping than any other man in Algona, and then Ed broke in and asked me did I have any idea how many cups of Java he gulped in a day, and I didn't. So he got out pencil and pad and figured it up and he gulps between 16 and 20 every day. And Eddie is also accomplished in the matter of pipe smoking and he has more pipes than any other pipe puffer and ring blower in Kossuth county, and that's going It was a nice thaw we had a week ago Saturday but 1 don't like 'cm coming on so fulsome becattte <fo account of I got'my feet tM-'t and that ain't too good, I wash my ieet twice a year, give 'em a good scrubbing, and feet wetting ain't too good. And E. L. Stain brook; near Whittemore, on Saturday wore big rubber boot overshoes because on account of he didn't want to get his feet wet but twice a year. And E. L. also suggested lhat I .should have had his name in the telephone directory name numerals because on account oi the first part of it, "Stain," was a color. And he's got something there but his cognomen is printed in the Whittemore directory, so to speak. It was at Britt last week at 8 o'clock that Britt Coffee Gulpers held a meeting and elected officers for the year and organized lor the purpose of bringing Gulper membership up to an equal of the clubs at Garner and Mason City. President elected was Erwin L. Buck, the vice president Otto Vaughn, the secretary L. G. Roberts because on account of he has a typewriter, and treasurer Bob Nedved. The buard of. directors is made up of G. C. Chris- lensen,(and as long as he spells his name with an "e" he must be a Dane like I am) Margaret Fil- lenwajrth and Charles Steiner. The coffee tasting committee is Mary Buck, Esther Vaughn and Marie Christensen. It. R. Roberts is the publicity chairman and Marvin J. Nelson is chairman of the membership committee. It will be noted that with this bunch heading the coffee gulping in Britt a good membership will be lined up because on account ot there are many swell gulpers in that town. One ol the county's best Java Gulpers, Alfred Meyers, living west of Fenton, was a visitor here one day last week and he proved again that his gulping is a work of art. But he also took me to task because I insist coffee should be gulped without cream because on account of he's the secretary of the Fenton Co-op. Creamery and he says naturally he favors use of cream in coffee as that makes for business for the co-op. And .1 guess he's got something there, so maybe.- I'll take up trying cream in my Javu. The past week I've been studying the Lone Rock telephone directory and I find that it is filled with names, long and short, interesting and informative almost to the extent of the Algona directory. And I found names of three letters, four letters and up to 12 letters and so I'm offering a year's subscription to the Upper Des Moines to the first person who drops me a curd betting out the number of nujncs of three letters, four letters and 11 and 12 letters. Only Lone Ruck p.j.-.t office mail getters can qualify for the guessing. Let's hear horn you. And I have stalled siudy ot the Fenton directory and I find it a book of long and short ana pmlj- lemaUc cognomens but it .serin.-. to have a lot of Scaii'l;!,'>nvi;,ri, handles. Thia telephone u;;i_u.,i . study is really interesting and instructive and folks would get a bang of studying directory contents, so to soeak. Met up with two more Danes the other day, C. R. Sorensen and Art Olsen, both spell their name with an "e". And, by the way they know their coffee gulping, top. Sure a pleasure to meet up with Kossuth Danes and I hope to some day get together with enough of them so we can start a Dane newspaper in the;county. And since Andy, Dane printer, and Ferman Christoffers, now foreman in the UDM print shop, both know their Dane we shouldn't have any trouble getting out en Danske Tidning i hver uge. TOUGH KID Three year old Johnny Fisher, of Chariton, is just about as handy as they come. When he was a year old, he was critically ill with an infected appendix. When he was two years old, he came down with polio but he put up a stiff fight and licked it. Last week, Johnny did it again; he fell out of his dad's automobile as it rolled down Highway 34 at 55 miles an hour. The youngster received slight head and hand injuries, was narrowly missed by a semi-trailer truck and other trnffic but is now up and playing abqut. , ftejr' V^T ITS NEWS WE WANT'lfl if Your Name Is CORA By Ann Reynolds, Ph.D. Cora is a pretty name that is fairly frequent in the U.S.A., and it is said to come from the ancient Greek word meaning "girl". The Greek Cora was a very special girl, the mythical goddess Persephone. Mostly worshipped together with her goddess mother Demeter, the younger goddess was referred to as "Cora", the girl or the daughter. Both Demeter and Persephone, to the ancient Greeks, were di- eties of the earth, the fertile soil, believed to have taught man how to grow wheat. Sicily was considered the region where humans were given this precious knowledge first. And as a matter of course, the two goddesses were held in especially high honor there, and flower festivals were arranged to please them. Cora one day was dancing in the company of her playmates, the nymphes, when at the demand of Hades-Pluto, the king of the Lower World, Zeus, who was Cora's father, made 100 narcissuses grow from one single root. Cora, attracted by the miraculous flowers, left the other girls in order to gather some. And then all of a sudden the earth opened, and out of the deep rose Pluto, driving a golden chariot drawn by his four immortal horses. He seized Cora, and carried her off in order to make her his wife. Cora's mother Demeter was heartbroken. Wandering about in search of her lost child, she had no mind to attend to the growing of wheat that would nourish men. The fertile fields were left fallow until famine threatened. And then at long last Zeus took pity on starving mankind, and on Demeter; he promised to let Cora return to the Upper Region. On one condition; if she nad not tasted any of the food of the gods. But the girl already had oaten of the seed of the pomegranate. This, to the ancient Greeks, was a symbol of marriage. And so Cora was merely allowed to spend spring and summer above' the surface of the earth while during the rest of the year she was bound to share the life of her grim husband, the King of the Lower World—just as the growing and flowering vegetation is above the earth part of the year, only to vanish at the oncoming winter. A, ,name .identical in sound occurs in the Old Testament, but BROADWAY AND MAIN STREET Too Little for Brains' Idea Is Hindering Research Medicine • By BILLY ROSE. Today, I'd like to tell you about a talk I had with a doctor who is doing research work at one of the New York cancer clinics. He made me promise not to use his name because he waa afraid he might be blacklisted by the foundation which pays his salary.' I began by asking him to sketch in bis pre-researcb career. i "The usual 10-year grind," he said. "Four years of college, tour more at medical school, a year as intern, awl & year to residency training." , '• . "What made you go into research?" Billy "Like a lot of young doctors," he ia!d, "I couldn't get used to sitting by while a patient „......„ _.,. „, died simply because I didn't know anything else I could do for him. Every time I looked up into the eyes of relatives gathered around the bed of a man in the last stages of cancer, I told myself that ray job wasn't to go on using the hit-or-mlsi techniques but to get into a laboratory and help find the real cure." "How did you go about getting started?" "I made the usual applications," said the M.D., "but I soon found the hospitals and universities bad no funds to hire research men, and that I couldn't get a job unless a foundation paid my salary. To complicate things, most foundations won't give you a fellowship unless you firgt have a job. In addition, it's almost impossible to get a grant until you've published a certain number of scientific papers and, of course, you can't publish such papers until you've worked in a laboratory and had a chance to do research worth writing about, "It finally boiled down to this— I could work for nothing In a cancer laboratory, or I could take a job paying $120 a week doing research for a cosmetic outfit Well, I had just gotten married and was reedy to settle for the money, but my wife wouldn't hear ol it—she went out &O4 Sot an office job and made me stick to rny test tubes." • • * "BOW LONG did you work lot free?" "About a year," said the doctor, "and then the head ot the medical center—a very decent guy—squeezed me onto the payroll at |28.87 a week." "You could have earned more washing dishes." "We tnjnj£cd to get by," iMti the medico, "but the fodouiitg ytjr my wilt bjd a baby and had to quit her job. Alter that, it u'as pntiy ruggfJ. As, for inilauci, ut couldn't afford to buy * crib, and ibt youngiter bad to thtp in a donated baby carriage "Somehow, though, we pulled our way through, and by the end of the following year I had gotten a couple of research pieces published. With these to back me up, I applied for a fellowship paying $3,000 a year.*' "Minus withholding tax, I presume." "It may not sound like much, but I felt like John D., Jr. when the grant came through," said the doctor. "Last year, I went through the application rigmarole again— 275 typed pages— and this time I got the full $3,600. • • •' "WHAT DO YOU DO to earn »U that mqney?" I said. "I'm In charge of three cancer projects and hslp on ball a dozen others. On the side, I run a throat clinic, work in the ward* and give seminars." , "Any chance of a raise?" ' "I'm afraid not," said the doctor, "and. as far as fellowships are concerned, I'm getting near the end of tb» line. I'm 28 now, and the foundations don't like to make grants, to men over 30. •f "There's always th» Job in gu industrial Ub»" I Mid. "It fiay torn* to that," said tbt M. D., "but I bo ft not. Ho matter what it payt, I tvaai to hup' plugging atvay Q* canctr. It tttmt t lot more important than dt- Vtlopin a ntv ibadt of taei pouidtg . . ." The day after o«r talk. I happened t« pass the medical «ky. scraper lu which the youcg doctor works, arid I noticed that an addl- tftnaj wing wp uodM . Qozens of sU4d workers, brieklay- eff and carpenters — all averaging around a hundred a week — were getting in each other's way. Over the half-finished entrance was a space which looked as U U ruight eventually be filled with 4 bjpck of marble on which a fitting ascription would be carved. ''I know what it ought to be, M I >«ld to mysel*. '"Too much tot bricks, too little for brains."' of its bearer with the name Cora, The Biblical Korah, a man, rebelled against Moses. For this he and his followers were swallowed up alive by the earth that had cleft apart. Copyright 1950 by Reynolds Feature Syndicate 467 Claim Checks For Unemployment February was the second month of peak unemployment for Kossuth county. During the month 467 persons claimed unemployment checks at the Iowa Employment Security Commission office. January total was 469 unemployed. "More unemployment checks have been claimed in the first two months of. 1950 than were issued for the whole year of 1949," stated Jim Mathews, manager of the employment office. • The office staff has been enlarged to take care of the claims. Gordon Schmidt, formerly a clerk in the county auditor's office, is now an interviewer in the employment office. He was with the office before, from 1941 to 1948. "Nixie" is a postal term meaning mail which for some reason cannot be delivered. _ PHONE 229 PLANT PIONEER This year, it's more important than erer to make every corn acre count That's why more farmers have ordered Pioneer seed corn this year than ever before. See your Pioneer Salesman now. C. L. BAILEY, Algona JOHN BORMAN, Bode R. I. MAWDSLEY, Algona AARON STEUSSY, LuVerne CALL FOR BIDS ST. PAUL'S LUTHERAN CHURCH, LAKOTA, IOWA Sealed proposals will be at present church received, up lo 2 p.m.. March 28, 1950, for ihe erection of a church building according lo the plans and specifications prepared by Ernest H. Schmidt & Co., architects, Mankato, Minn... Separate proposals will be received for general construction. electric, plumbing and heating. Each bid to be accompanied by certified check or bidders bond of S.o of bid lo assure owner that bidder will inter into contract with owner. w_ accepted contractor lo furnish owner with surely bond in full amount of contract. u,« «- ay be 1 FV t ., lhe own er«. architects at Man- kaio and Minneapolis Builders' Exchange and individual plans may be had from the architect. Owner to retain the right lo accept or reject any or all bids. ST. PAUL'S LUTHERAN CHURCH Lakota. Iowa A.TPM HARMON B. AL 4IOISCH • JOHNNY DOWN* c. JIMMY WALKM. M llowb, Jirowy Walk** and Cadillac answer the above qula • aad the dependable building materS* -" -'- - 'be READY-UK CONCRETE I SUPPLY are tiu READY-MIX CONCBFTE AND ^UPPLY COMPANY :O i( NORTH , WKMi-™™ { ..-A^ON-

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