The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 21, 1950 · Page 16
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 16

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, March 21, 1950
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Upper De* MofrtM TOeiday, March 21, 1$50 LAURITZEN NOT AT FAULT The fact thai many Kossuth residents are irate about the proposed school district reorganization can well be understood. Many do not like the idea, basically, or as plans have developed in the county. But we sincerely believe that County Superintendent of Schools A. E. Lauritzen is being given much personal criticism that he does not deserve. He favors the reorganization plan; many do not. But the fundamental reason that there is any question at all about school district reorganization is not due to Mr. Lauritzen. It should be remembered that the state legislature enacted into law a program REQUIRING all county school superintendents to develop a reorganization plan to be presented to the people concerned. Supt. Lauritzen has merely been following out his orders, if you want to put it that way, from the state. By now it is becoming apparent to many folks that our state government is chuck full of ideas which would have been better left unhatched. The school reorganization bill is one of them. And the so-called "assessment equalization" is another. As everyone now knows, the chief thing accomplished in the "equalization" was to raise taxes for about 90% of the property owners. We don't recall anything preceding the last political campaign which brought up reorganization, or reassessing, as basic campaign issues. They developed after the election. But We do distinctly remember that there was one thing frequently mentioned, and that was taking the sales tax off of food and clothing, which was promptly forgotten. What we eventually wound up with was getting a distasteful school reorganization proposal, and an obnoxious and uncalled for assessment revamping. This is another election year, and perhaps some of our voters may .decide that the powers that be in DCS Moines are the ones that need a little shaking up, rather than some of the methods of conducting our schools and assessing our taxes that existed before the last election. * * * Springfield Union—A Chicago man who beat his wife eveVy day for a week has promised the judge that he will not do it again. It doesn't hurt any man to make these little sacrifices now and then. Bristol (Va.) Herald-Courier—One thing seldom happens to us in America, anyway. They don't often broadcast bagpipe music. THERE ARE ENOUGH LICENSES Senator Edwin C. Johnson, a Colorado democrat, is proposing that all actors be licensed. He developed this idea as a result of Rita and Ingrid and their somewhat unorthodox activities in Europe of recent date. Now there isn't much question about the fact that both actresses left themselves open to criticism. But why that should lead to licensing of actors, we don't know. Goodness knows, we have too many licenses now, of all varieties. There isn't any more reason for requiring a license for an actor than there is a coal dealer, a linotype operator, or a grocery man. x On second thought, perhaps one more license wouldn't be a bad idea, a license for all senators which would be revoked anytime they came up with idiotic ideas in the public print and would automatically result in sending them home for the duration. * * * Cotwfy School Aims Outlined By A. E. Lautitten ^As executive secretary of the districts. Kossuth County Board of Education, I wish to speak for the Board on procedure in presenting plans for school district reorganization before the people of the county. This is done in order that no misunderstanding will prevail. General Omar N. Bradley. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, warns that American democracy is being threatened by the growing inadequacy of the country's public schools. He pointed out that education m'akes a people "easy-to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave." Roy Larson, president of Time, Inc. and Chairman of this National Citizen Commission for the Public Schools, makes this significant statement; "No one can examine the problems facing our nation today without realizing that public education is more important now than ever before in our history." He further stated "The problems of public educa- ;ion concern all of us, and it is ;ime for ALL of us to do something about them." The ion, ment . County Board of Educa- realizing. that the develop- of plans for school district reorganization is one of the important duties required by law, feels that "People value mott the {things they have a share in creating." With that thought in mind A FARM WIFE'S VALUE What is a good farm wife worth? It seems that a professor at the Unvirsity of Minnesota wondered about this, so he made a survey, as professors will, and the results are interesting. For the sake of the farm wives who may be I follow in exercising reading this, we suggest that you wait until the | legal duty " ~ County „. . &t its regular monthly meeting .on March 6, 1950 gave the count; I superintendent the following di I rective concerning procedure to ...««... 5 mio, we suggest inai you wait until tnenegai auty. "head of the house" is full of good supper and ( ] > County superintendent is then casually read this to him as ho elows with directed to encourage the forma- then casually read this to him as he glows with contentment. tion of local community study „,,,,, I councils to study the many i tie professor found that married farmers phases of school district organiza- average $2,400 more net income per year than un- Won. married farmers, based on a survey of a 10-year M 2 >. u P° n request the county su- * penntendent and/or County Board will serve in the capacity of consultants to local study period. Since it takes a $60,000 investment at 4 per- _ „ , cent to earn $2,400, you can thus figure that a | councils in whatever capacity the wife is worth $60,000 to a farmer. The professor adds that his survey indicates that a farm wife is responsible for the increased in- _, _ ,.„.., come, not only through her own labor, but also I district boundary lines "to be"sub- through the incentive of her presence and because m ' tte d to the County Board of the husband wants to please her and to provide defensible ^ ?he?ked - a 8- ainst study councils so desire. (3) The county superintendent is directed to encourage local I study councils to create school well being for her and their children. Ladies, are you being properly valued? * * * LOVELAND BOOM FORECAST Decorah Journal—Iowa's logical selection for both costs. dipper Be* Ill E. Call Street—Phone 1100—-Algona, Iowa Srnit h W. Brookhart. __ . -.<*»«.«_ A I T .Jt \Solfinr1 it* n United States senator is Al Loveland. The movement to draft Loveland to run for the office makes the best sense that has come into Iowa politics since the days of the McNary-Haugen bill and Entered at wcond class matter at the postoffico <* 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. One Yiar. in advance " SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year, in advance IJoth Algona papers in cc,mbinationi"oiu:"i r.o sub&cniJliun less than 6 months. ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per inch (4.00 r $8.00 OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER AI Loveland is a farmer and a farm leader. He is a man of sound judgment. It is time that Iowa be represented in the senate by an out-and-out farm senator. It is foolish to see the nation's greatest farming state represented by a Cedar Rapids lawyer whose job came to him as a gift through the Iowa republican "crown prince" system. It is tragic to see a state like Iowa represented by a man so politically blind that he was willing to risk America's whole atomic energy program for the sake of getting his name in the newspapers. Hickenluoper held the United States senate up to the ridicule of the world and the nation. His performance made Iowa, whom he represents, look like a land of ignorant and bumptious headline hounds. For the dignity of the senate and the reputation of Iowa, Hickenlooper should be told to stay in Cedar Rapids. The best republicans, as well as democrats, know that. Al Loveland has taken a firm stand for a longtime, workable farm program. He knows what he is talking about and Iowa farmers know they can trust him. His election would restore respect for Iowa at Washington. It would give agriculture a voice that would carry weight in the nation's capitol. And it would restore to Iowa the kind of influence this state had in the days of John P. Dolliver. Sure, Dolliver was republican— but he was able to make Iowa's influence felt. And Loveland is a democrat, but he can make Iowa's influence felt for the good of. everybody. That's more important than party politics. standards involving educational program and (4) Upon direction of the County Board the county superintendent shall poll -selected areas to determine the extent of desire by the people to vote on any proposal of school district organization which has received preliminary study in local study councils. (5) Among other things in the study, empnasis shall be placed on the explanation and desirable 0,utf3>CQe»>ot the educational service* •which might be given in a community type school. The foregoing principles of procedure from now on place the responsibility for school district reorganization pretty ' much on the shoulders of the people in the local districts. In this respect the procedure is similar to the old- fashioned New England town meeting, when a man listened to his neighbors' opinions, and in turn spoke for himself and his family in community affairs. He could then feel very keenly the power and weakness of democracy. The County Board of Education, in an attempt to secure the opinions of citizens on affairs within their area, has established a citizen group known as the "Kossuth County Educational Pnlirip* rVmm-il '' Thoc» . (2) Study of the County Schoo System law and its implication for seWfce to the people of Kos sutH County. (3) Explanation of and Service provided for the people of Kos Stith County expressed in th County Board of Education bud get. • The following members on thi advisory council are listed by dis tricts: District No. 1 — Swen Larsen Buffalo Center; Rev. Martin Ros kamp, Titonka; Mrs. Dave Friets Bancroft; Edward Boyken, Titonka and Mrs. Leona Heetland Lakota. District No. 2 — Albert J Johnson, Swea City; Mrs. Detmar Thompson, Swea City; Mrs G. C. Inman, Bancroft; Supt. V. J. Tatum, Fenton and Roy Valvick, Ledyard. District No. 3 — Mrs. Burneice Lee, Algona; Wayne Smith, West Bend; Kirby Smith, Burt: Harley Troutman, Algona ana Mrs. Edmund J. O'Brien, Whittemore. District No. 4 — Ray McWhorter, Burt; Wayne Keith, Burf; Albert Johnson, Corwith; John Nelson, Lu Verne and A. A. Schipull, Lu Verne. Mrs. Leona- Heetland, Lakota, Mrs. Edmund O'Brien, Wnitte- more and Roy M. Valvick, Grant Township, Ledyard, are recent additions to the Council. The "opinion poll" taken in the, trial administrative area indicated a desire on the part of th MIKE & MASIE by Andrew L. Peterson and Tom Farley tional Policies Council." five members selected These from four areas in the been asked to as- each of the county have sume the following general responsibilities: (1) Assist the County Board of Education in an advisory capacity and (2) act as a sounding board for the people on matters involving public education. The County Board of Education will council this group on three immediate problems as follows: (1) Reorganization of school THRU MARCH 24 ONLY: FREE CEJtING PAPERS WITH ALL ROOM LOT ORDERS. COWAN BUILDING SUPPLY CO. 2JO EAST STATE STREET people to take plenty of time t study the hiatter of school distric reorganization. The County Board of Education under the law as i now stands will honor this re quest and withhold any specifii plpn of school district reorgani zation until the people within the area are ready to vote. During this process of making a complete study of the issues involved, ;he county superintendent o) schools will issue to schoolboards and citizen groups from time to time a description of services involving factual material completed in the county educational survey. At this time a few communi- ies in the county have made request for an illustrated talk us- ng material in chart form se- ured from the county survey. In other counties in the state, county superintendents and boards are proceeding with the program of education along similar lines. In the early stages of this community study procedure, many questions will be asked which cannot be answered until further information is secured. Local study councils, however, will find plenty to discuss because school organization involves numerous factors. In the •long pull, ' confidence can be placed in the people of the local community to do the thing they think is best for their children and the. future standard of life. Citizens throughout the county are encouraged to direct questions on school district reorganization to the County Board of Education, c/o A. E. Lauritzen, County Superintendent of Schools, Algona. "Jntt 11 mlnnto—I raid a friendly one Rock took firsts in three visions art the annual shovfr of ,.e American polled Hereford Breeders' association in Des Moines. Mr/ Chrietensen was elected president of the association. * 4 * Single ladies defeated the married women in a special basketball game at Fenton. The married team included Merle Weisbrod, Cora Bohn, Dorothea Gerhardt, Verdel Lauritzen, Viola Mitchell, and Evelyn Haase, while the sin* gles were Verona Weisbrod, Alice Dreyer, Bertha Mitchell, Elsie Bleckwenn, Helen Huskamp, and Beatrice Kramer. • « • * E. A. Adams, formerly of Algona but then haying a law practice in Los Angeles, returned here after a visit with President Herbert Hoover. Mr. Adams reported conditions in the East were alarming. While here the Adams' were guests at the W. J. Dingley home. * * • It was a novelty then to tee four Ford cars delivered here on one Model A truck and trailer. The trip from Des Moines to Algona was made in only seven and a half hours. * * • Alice Ritl was playing a part "Hamlet" at Rockford college. Georgia Cole was also a dramatic student at Rockford, very active n play productions. Ralph H. Clock, formerly of Algona, was president of the Southern California Iowa association. More than 140 former Kossuth residents registered at the picnic. * * * Delia Frankl and Edith Bale*. Algons, were chosen president and secretary, respectively, of the Neo-Chresta Literary Society at Iowa State Teachers college. St. Cecelia'i basketball team. in their first year of regular tournament'play, was beaten by Danbury, but defeated Cherokee. The Academy was handicapped since they had only two years of high school then. Making up the team were Wade Hanson, Edward Capesius, Emmet Hegarty, Omar Kelly, Harold Streit, and Joe Lichter. P. M. CbristenMn and ton PHONE 229 20 YEARS AGO From The FUeg Of The Algona Upper De» Moines March 5, 1930 Algona was all stirred up about the coming school election in which a $105,000 bond issue was to be voted on for a new high school building. People agreed that a new building was needed since the Central building was ready to fall apart. There was no room for kindergarten,' commercial classes were held in the Third Ward building, fifth grade in the City Hall, and other grades in the Baptist church. But then, as now, people wanted more information on the proposed plans. * * * Stockholders of the Algona Ice Cream & Candy Factory elected Dr. C. H. Cretzmeyer president to succeed W. H. Horan, who was elected vice-president. * * • High school girls under the direction of Miss Meinert had worked up an operetta about a Hawaiian haunted town. Helen Morrow was the princess, and the other actors were Bernice Harrington, Harriet Smith, and Josephine Murtagh. The boys quartet, consisting of Eugene Nelson, Craig Smith, Otis Barr, and Harley Troutman, was to sing between acts. * * • A mischievous mouse was blamed for a car accident south of Algona. L. J. Hendron was driving five children to school when a mouse jumped from the door pocket in the car and ran up his leg. He lost control of the car and it overturned in the ditch. All the occupants were cut and bruised. » * * C. R. LaBaxre was reelected president of the Algona Community Club and G. S. Buchanan, vice-president. * * » Football awards were presented at a high school assembly to Kenneth Samp. Lewis Moore, Lyle Runchey, Harold Martinek, Carl Medin, Edward Ostrum, Dick Cowan, Otis Barr, George Kaan- nouff, Charles Ljndhorst, Harold Blinkman, Harley Troutman, Every! Adams, Thomas Stephenson, and William Cliff. Rained dampened the Iowa * * * picnic at Los Angelt-s. but 50.000 turned out anyway. GREETINGS To Citizens of the Algona Area: We've purchased the City Taxi and Loebig Taxi Gompanys and are now operating aside City Gab Company. We have a firm desire to become an integral part of tne Algona business scene and extend a warm welcome to call on as at any lime. We pledge to you the fine service and accomodations yon came to rely on from the Loebig Taxi Company. Ralph & Bill Roberts Phone 897 City Cab Company or Phone 900 A Vote of THANKS To each and every one of yon for tin wonderful roJatioi- ships wo haw "joyed white operating as Company, Wo have every confidence in Hie new owneri of (he Oiry Cab Company. T fc,y',e 01 hand ready | 0 gj v , ,,,, ,„. M "37, * ^^ of Algona faallie«. «0 MEET VOUR NEW FRIENDS AT THE CITY CAB COMPANY Evroul Loebig

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