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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, November 27, 1956
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2-Algona (la.) Upper Oes Molrw Tuesday, November 27, IAL PACiK 49 TAX CHANGES The Iowa Tax Study Committee's long awaited report has finally been made, and with it 49 recommendations for changes in the Iowa laws on taxation. Whether any, all or none of the m are adopted will now be up to the stale legislature which meets after the first of the year. It should be a very lively session. Probably the two suggestions that will create the most opposition are a proposal to boost the state sales tax to 3 percent and to impose a new tax on services as well as retail sales. Along with it, the lax study committee 'points out that so long as state expenditures continue to rise, ways must be found to raise .jnew taxes. The ,tt»rnmittee also pointed out that local tax expenditures are on the rise, and gave •a waffling-.Ihot there; is only one alternative— Vnore taxes, both locally and on the state level. •; Strangely enough, four of the seven mem- "bers of the tax study committee who sought re-election Nov. 6 were defeated, three state representatives and one state senator, so they •will not be around to take part in the fun after January 1 when their recommendations come up lor discussion. -» The committee spent 18 months compiling jts report on the tax situation. There arc some who wish it was taking them another 1 8 months. BINNING ESSAY •t ' David W. Welp, Bancroft, of St. John's School was the Kossuth County winner in the tawa Good Road Association essay contest "Why .Iowa Needs a Sound Highway Program for the Present and the Future." " The essay was among nearly 400 from 39 counties adjudged in the contest. County winners received a pen and pencil set" Following is David's winning essay: • Why do we need new highways? The one's Jve've got are good enough. Why, my old '30 Ford just purrs along on those we've got now. This modern generation just wants a place to spend their money. Why do we : need new -highways? The answer is simple. We need new highways to stop the thousands of accidents which occur every year. Driving on the old highways we've got ts a war of nerves. It has been proved time and jjgain that modern highways are safer, in fact two and a half times safor. " *—-•-•——-•— •» We-rieed new four-lane highways in Iowa j.b make room for the fast increasing number f cars and trucks and to make driving safer, e highways we'vo got need to be widened or jjnoothed. •* It would cost Iowa over a billion dollars ij£> modernize the highways the way they should be. Can we afford to do it? If we were to stop qnd think we would realize that a human life i| worth more than all the billions of dollars in the world. ^" Are we going to be like the tavern-keeper in Thomas Paine's "Crisis" who said, "Give me jSeace in my day?" Are we going to let it go until later? Are we going to let our children worry about it? No, I don't think so. I believe in the people of the United States, in the people cTf Iowa. I believe they will act now for the fpfuro. Whenever a dcbgte comes up over high- Ways, I think everyone should think about this before saying anything. We are not building elaborate highways, wo are building a brighter future for us and for our children • », Maybe it was Ihe effect of thai lowa- .'JVjiimc.sota football game, but one MiniKupohs citi.'.en after paying a traffic fine rushed out anil ijko a thick glass door, shattering it and cutting the eili/on. His reason Jiu Was in hurry to get l£i his car, parked in a no-parking /.one. 11 E. Call Stieet- -Phone 1 l()0-A!gonu, Iowa **-' _~. _^_ —^ ,j Knii'i I'd ..t. sivuiul c-i.r s mailer .it ilu- |)<i.slolfu'i> :ii .-\lj!'iii."i, lo\va. under Ael uf Cungivss of *' i'.l.iu-ii .1. loTil. Issued Tuesdays in IDaG By CUE UPPER DES M01NES PUBLISHING CO. 1'J. 1' WA1.LK1!, Managing Editor C. S. EKLAN'DEK, Advertising Manager i n (loiun Pdt^l i n I j \flsso(innony j Q f^ATIONAL EDITjORFAl ^ J 'o MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS J NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE .. Weeklv New^napcr Rei.'iesentHt ivi-:. Inc. 401 Filth Ave., Ni w York lo, N. Y. a:i3 N. Miciugan. Chicai o 1, 111. ^SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO. One Vs .» :•• ...l\ ,ii;.'.- -.,•: i',i ^•i'i: .-M'O' 1 ;. ' ('.it" : .- '.}: I "!'! i..!(...! ;,i:, pel ;.,.,! >'| I *' iJl!ltt< I ,'t'l« :- [Ij,SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH Cm- ••,-.,. v. . l( i\.j:-..-. ji M.I P,.\t: Al^'f.l I, M,!.'!-. If , .Mil;,. .,!!.,:, „;;,- J..U . j.i t,o tv^ »\i' >^c. <i 1 un: !, -.^ i; .,;! -,i fnir.l'ii- ADVERTISING RATES .^H-H'-J.iV A*iV vl Vv;,',;>^, i'--'i ii'c'n - IJoi' OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER "FAITHFUL FRIEND" Wednesday, Nov. 21, E. R. (Spike) Evans died of a heart attack. It was the only such attack the 66 year old candidate this fall for U. S. Senator on the Democratic ticket had ever suffered. He was sitting in a chair at his'-home in Arnolds Park reading a newspaper, when the end came. His wife was with him. For many a Kossuth county resident, this is a real personal loss. Spike Evans was a human being they understood; he was a farmer; he was a friend of agriculture; he was a man with the ability to be a United States Senator; he was good enough so that 33 Kossuth county farmers in the Oct. 30th issue of this newspaper joined together asking his election as U. S. Senator, and paid for the ad. Thursday, Nov. 22, the Des Moines 'Register printed an editorial entitled "A Faithful Friend of Agriculture", in which it said that "out of his own (Mr Evan's) observation of the farm depression of Ihe Twenties, he developed an abiding concern over the welfare of the farm people. It was this concern which moved him to become a candidate for the United States Senate this year at a stage in life when honorable retirement was his due." Spike Evans told the farmers of Iowa a lot; among other things he said "this is the farmers last time at bat" with reference to the 1956 political campaign. We know he was right. And so do most Iowa farmers. Mr Evans lost the election, not in the rural precincts, but in the towns and cities, where the full impact" of what is taking place with agriculture is not yet fully felt. It was stated during the recent campaign that candidates on the Democratic ticket were not veterans of military service, including Mr Evans. The Des Moines Register said Wednesday "during World War I, Evans served with tthe 116th Engineers in the U. S. Army's expedition- cry forces." The Upper Des Moines has a letter in its file, dated March 16, 1956, from which we print, this excerpt, written by Mr Evans: "it is like an oasis in the desert to run into a newspaper like yours. America needs more and more like you." Spike Evans told the farmers — and the people of Iowa — what they might expect, and what they needed to do, to remain an important segment in the political life of the United States. He may be long remembered as a prophet; in fact the vote on Dec. 1 1 on a farm program for the years ahead offers the exact lack of alternates, and a lower farm income for certain, that he prophesied prior to the election. Iowa — and America's farmers — will miss one of the : r most loyal supporters in the mid- west. » * » RELIEF THAT ELECTION IS OVER Grundy Register — It is always a relict when a presidential election is over. The relief is fell mostly by the newspapers, regardless of whether or not they lake sides, with the voters who get their emotions aroused and who have their daily and evening lives disturbed, the party workers who give weeks of their time and energy lo help their candidates and their party, and last of all the candidates, who have worn themselves to a frazzle with day and night handshaking, speaking and meeting with party workers. And jiftei it is all over, we ask ourselves was it worth the time the energy and the money that was spent in the campaign? The answer may lie, No, to many or most, for weeks after the election, but when the time comes for the 1 opening of rtnolher campaign we. will all, willingly, go through the same ordeal again. This politics is a great game. Win or lose, we keep on playing it, with much the same enthusiasm every two or every four years. We have been playing this game evir since the birth of USA and it seems to have been jjooil for us. It is a game that makes democracy work. \Ve Americans are a sensible people: the ill feelings that are developed during a pre-eleelion campaign heal rapidly after the election is over. We have learned to abide graciously by the will of the majoi ily. A * A POINT OF VIEW Springfield, 111. — No government farm program ever really helped lariners. says Charles 1!. Shuman, president of the American Farm IHl- n an Federation. "The Amei lean fanner is tailing to share the nationwide prosperity primarily because ol unwise eoveri'.ineiit programs which We asked lor and M'W can't j;et i id of." Shuman .-aid last night. Shuman, whose eryam/ation claims to be lla nation's biggest t'ar.u group, said he I:-, nut condemning either Democratic or licpublican tid- niiiii- : trations "since pi ices have declined to '-$ per cent while costs went up 29 per cent in the pa:-t five-years dm my admuiL.lraiions uf both pai- Ucs. 11": a .nt'.eh a! a Mntais Club taim ni^hl banquet, warned fanners imi to n ly on g"V- ei n;:H lit .supljui ts. • iKm't let anynni tell YUM -my goveiunient farm |>i .•! these have." Shuman .-,ud . . |i.. ;-.m^ 'ii the great white fatlu ii:.-lea.i ul' t-.' tin- hnu^e\\ife ,;t the c.>;ncr giuc'eiy !M set our prievS and ineome>. We Heed to i eset i> ,r M.'ht.- " i * * In a government lhai prides itself on being i s.' i'ii-ine-- hiss " it ,-ttiike.-. us as >trange that when j il -A,;-, d lo sign e-i:i!:aels -7 million j .ielhe.s Wiulii of pulio \aeeme nn effurt \\'as j le. tiete 1 iiiilM- ;;ri.i(|t in ei.i.-.t>. Ill liifj.j tlie g"V> I'll- | i!-. nt p.iiii .T.T.iy i.H'r niiil .if mr.e cubic ei-ntmu ler.i i ot vaccine. Tlu Natu Fejnuati'/n ler Infantile I'ai ah p,:id prices iangmg from $2.70 to $IM5. J STRICTLY BUSINESS *>y "It's very cMy to -• oopi t" Washington DIGEST \ Weekly Summary 6f "Inside" Information From Washington Sources of Special fnlerest to The Mid-Wesl By Jim Edmonds STASSEN—Harold Stassen is one GOP party leader who threw a little cold water .on the party jubilation after Ike's smashing victory. He declared very bluntly at a party meeting that the returns from the congressional districts revealed a "serious weakness'' in the' Republican party. "The party must rebuild its strength, particularly in the ranks of orgamxed labor, small business and the family farmer'-', he declared. "This is essential it the Republican party is to become a majoi ily party in the years ahead" he added. This is in sharp contrast to some claims that the party made big inroads this year in labor's ranks. —o— HE GOT THE BILL — What a farmer goes through these days- is pretty well demonstrated by this story from Burlington, Ky. It seems a farmer sent a Jersey bull calf to a nearby sales barn to be auctioned off, and the calf was sold. L-.tter the astonished' farmer got ;i bill for the transaction. After subtracting the cost of hauling the cajf to the sales; barn and the barn's commission"' ft>r -t-lvt 1 fr'ale. he wound up owing 50 cents. '' '•' •'"' ~-"-^ —o— SOVfET GAIN—James Reston of the New York Times, one of the most respected newsmen on lh? world scene, believes that the real gain in the Suez crisis was made by Russia. As most observers here in Washington see it, Reston comments, there ha> not only been a decline of \Vest->* em power in the Siuv. area, but the Soviet Union has emerged as the defender of the Arab world. Hriiain and France did not achieve their major objective, which was lo topple Ni'sser, and they tarnished (heir moral position in the world. PENALTY? — Secretary of the Intt rior Fred Seaton has announced that he will move h taise tne rates the Reynold.-* Metal Co. must pay for the huge amount of electi'clty il buys from Uncle Sam's Southwest Pi.wi r Administration. Sealnn . ; aic! the present rates were t<>o lu-.v under a contract previously signed. Ordinarily, in Ihe present admin is'.ration, one would n->t expect 'ei linil an.\ tiling being dune thai seemed unfriendly to big business but this time there is a rc.i-me The Reynold:; family contributed *i!.~.>U In Democratic candidate- and notiuiu: to Republicans. .1110 Wusnmgii'ii ob.'-eiver.-; think I..L, may have MuiH'tliing to d.> wit!' it. NO OBJECTION — The At..m- ie I'.r.ergv C">;i has an- nouneed that it will help lii'.aiice' const ruction uf "lest xeuclojV 1:1 private industrial plant;.. While private bu^ne.-s men utler. ;.',ue till- imprci-siun that it is bed h-r ti.e government to be m an; :JU>IIHS-, there a.;' no i>l)j.vli. .r. to this m-ive, whicii meanc the expenditure uf government 'lun.U l.i ::eip build pr.yatc aliim ele.-'.ne pi..nt.-, lor private profit. CIA PROBE — '!".!•> Sen.,;-. Foreign Relations ivmimttee ha.-- b.'e! 1 . huluing >pecia! meeting-, t.i inquire mlu tlie seemm,-; laeK n! Un.'Wledge by ail U. S. guvene luent sources ut what was tu t.ti-.i place at Suez, 'i'iie Central Intelligence Agency, however, m Us . ••>'.• n ilefeii.-e, .-.ay.-, that it sen'. ir,eii)ora:-.dum t-' the White il .'.i i. .' ! hour:, b •!•)'..' the Briiir-h ..i-.i.i :nv=;dcd Sue:- Pre.-,;-.!- r.! K:. eii'Mwer. h"'A ever, after i: !• v.lpen.ed. .- ild 'hat he e.iU..;!:'. •-.';.ijjieiely by .-illpr> The Senate Cummittee uan'.-. !.• know wheie t:;i CIA ! ep, ; ' weii and v. hi' .;.••( !'.. M ti.e i'l C.-KU :.' i\ir '.\ n .'l:;n., ..i it. ;i OPPOSING VIEWPOINTS — The; i- may i--, th: I \ i. 11-. ill.' i.'. .1 I .-i:::' ,n me i)« : n. I.T ..'. :e C'ji r. ... ! \\ :l:. i .vndt >!: .]' i!::.--i in t •-; Tev ,.iid Hui.iert 1 lump: i ey ,.j' A! < - ne-i.l.i U'.ldil.-: 'iifli-lelit Uli'-.n.v \\'i lie the t w.i wurke.l to.^et h. . wi il uri -r t-1 t:!it electi, .t;. I lue pi \\ y is ui ti-.i- opmieu lhai li e Ue;uue. alle p^rly i\.<*'t. c-Jii^idei 1 - ;.],. .-fv ( .,,_,.!, ,, ; M;,e ,- 1 |,-.< , : f ;!,,.' stand on civil rights, and that it should do so in the future. John- M.MI disagrees. WOMEN LEAD — More and more, the U.S. is becoming a woman's world, the Census Bureau reports. Females now outnumber males by 1,3 million, whereas six yeais ago they onlv had a 600.000 edge. The reasons? Immigration, which brought in mostly males, is declining, and men continue to die at a younger a.j;e, tin- Bureau says. 20 YEM ' AGO IN THE FROiM THE FILES OF THE A'LGON'A. UPPER DES MOINES 'DECEMBEH 1, 1936 ' 'A prowler with a warped mind 'entered the' £>. A. ' Carpenter garagy at Leclyard recently. The malieiou-; break-in artist slashed a long cut in one of the' tires on a brand new car in the garage. There was nothing else reported missing or damaged. Richie Smith, son of Mr and Mrs Kirby Smith ol Burt, watched a college football game at '.Yiv.cs Saturday. After his leturn home, he decided lo demonstrate' .some of the tactics used in the lovva State game. He fractured liic; left arm below the elbow while showing Ihe college tactics to some small triends. (Kirby is p:j.--,tma.-ter at Hurt) Two well-known Aigona man, K. J. Munagh, tiii. and Warren Laird, 70, died within a 24-hour period during the week. Mi- Laird, former unucrtaker, died at his home following a five week illness, V/ednesday. Mr Murtagh died Thursday morning from a kidney ailment. He spent many years as a banker in this area. f ••: Dr. and Mrs C. C. Shievk probably -itill renu-niber Thanksgiving Day, !!KK). The Shierks and their small sor, dVcided to visit a relative at Omaha and left early Thnnksgivmg Day for that city. They ran headlong into a bli/xarn near, Fort Dodge, so returned te Algeria. T!>e snow stopped a: soon as they reached the Algona city Jinnis, so they decided to try the trip again. Same results. They met the bli/xard near Fort Dodge, came back to Algona. \viiere once again the snow subsided. e. T ol fooled this time, the Shu rks ale out, as it was loo jate fur Mrs Shierk to get the dinner ready at home. • A lergs truck rnd trailer was clisenvred ljurning vic'ously a half niile east uf Sexton about !i a.m. Wednesday by passersby. IVrsons wli,) arrived at the scene ,\vere sh.Kked wiien they considered the driver must have perished in tiie flames. Luckily, sue!', was not.the case. The driver had bet a picked up by an car-itr passing motorist. Truck, trailer and contents, soap chips, were a tola! loss. Campaign cost records of election eir.diu. It - v.ei.-' be:ng fi!r-r| with the enmity auditor. Ineluded ill the l;-t i.f five \vim had leport- ed to o..ite '.\'a.-- .mi" siiper\'is >; [ candid,i!e In;.! spei.i .SIT.30 ciur • ing !",; - campaign and n ceived ';:t:eris tolaiing .Sin. It's nut j very on.MI \vinn a eandidale re- j er:ves Mt.'Hi'' t'naji he needs Jm ; h:.> campaign. i * * # Sales of nov/ cars and Irhcks in j liie e-ii.:n!v diir::i^ ine pa.^t mmitii j iinl!> a'.ed an.'incr iie.-,v>' vnluiiie I .if !">usine;vs for nealeis dining t!ie j i-nming \ e.,,,r. A tnlal uf 08 new vehicles ue-ie ri'g;slere.l witii the counlv .icj^uivr duri-'ig the Sdnta Claus was expected io Smately the same program for the children was offered then as now ; including a free sack of candy and free movies. One major difference belween Snnta Claus Day, 1956, is the fact he put in his appearance here a full two weeks later and a litlle nearer the Christmas season. Now he hafd-; ly waits for Thanksgiving Day to pass. * * * The Milwaukee Road had a clever line in an ad that stressed low rates during the holidays. It reads — TRAVEL BY TRAIN, let Ihe engineer do Ihe driving. Make a lot of sense. Behind The Movie Sets WITH BUDDY MASON HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. — in Hollywood, a hairdresser's professional pride can be a director's headache! There are times when doing her work well is not exact-' ly performing her job properly! Kor instance: At the start of a new film, its femme star rriay receive a new hairdo, a specially designed coiffure that is just right for the role she is to play. Until this picture finishes, the unit's hairdresser is charged with keeping every hair of this "creation" in place. With hair-nets, sprays, heavy dressings and enough different curling irons lo start a beauty shop, our hair-glamorizer sets out lo defy the elements. She'll protect this masterpiece of hair designing against ail odds! & $ ^ Let a sudden breeze, a dust- laden wind, desert heat, excessive perspiration, or a burst of strenuous activity, threaten the beauty of this hair arrangement, or misplace a single curl, and our custodian of the curlers leaps into action. Of course, all this devotion to duty is very commendable. However, there are occasions when a heroine, who has just plunged over Niagara Falls in a barrel, will appear slightly out of character if she looks as though she'd just picked up the tab for a permanent from Antoine of Paris! * * v Pity the unwary director, concentrating on tempo, techniques, talkie-lines and such, who fails to notice that not a strand of hair has strayed from its original position in the blueprints. He may overlook this detail but rest assured that the critics, amateur and pro, will have a holiday kidding the oversight. * V ".'' Acutely aware of this fact, Geo. Stevens, noted for the real- 'isrn his pictures achieve, prepared against just such a blunder. Before starting to film "Giant" on the Warner Bros lot, Mr Stevens went into a huddle with hair-' dresser Patricia Westmore. Ho explained to Patricia that he opposes the Hollywood inclination to have a loading lady's hair perfectly set at all times. What's more, he gave instructions to leave Elizabeth Taylor's hair in windswept disarray for outdoor sequencer in "Giant." ¥ M 'H V/f'O knows? George Stevens may have fathered a new trend in calculated dishevelment. What if most of the gals wno see this film rush right down to their favorite hairdressers and insist on getting "a windswept hairdo — like Elizabeth Taylor had in Giant'?" Creating A sudden demand . for a carefuiry-cbfhtied "uncomber-effect" could initiate a fad that might reach "Rock and Roll" proportions. We shudder to think of the side consequences. Divorce courts cdum Mgdme jammed, oV£fnight! * • * Wifi« ask*, "What do ydu think of my new hair-design, dear?" Hubby snorts, "THAt was done by design? I thought you'd beeh in a bus wreck! Don't tell me you PAID anybody lo make you look like you do when you wake up every morning!" Order in the court, please! * * * Naturally, milliners would have to fall in line. At least, they could convert old stock into "Windsweeps" by simply running the hat brims through cabbage-shredders. For once, Mr Average Hubby would be right in style with wifie, as her escort. His collars and cuffs alreadj possess that chewed-up "Wind- sweep" look! And, can you picture the confusion in Police circles if you couldn't tell the tramps from the stylishly-clad Beau Brummells? * * * Yep! George Stevens may have started a small snowball rolling. One that could pick up considerable momentum—lo say nothing of all the fad-followers who happen to get in its immediate patn 1 « * • One thing is certain. It can'l hurt the Warner Bros take or box-office grosses for "Giant." After the first flood of requests for "hairdos just like Elizabeth Taylor's," every scissors-snipper who evpr sheared a punklock will race his colleagues to the nearest theater playing the film There, they'll sketch front, back and side views of each lock and curl. But, 'without the lovely Taylor features to match, they'll be wasting time. They can acheive the same effect by simply sharpening the blades of any egg'- beater! Words * timately, so we are glad lo know about it. Our committee has also acquired a few other ideas of the same caliber, for use in the future, and you may be interested in knowing that the Algona Oil Progress Week idea is now'officially registered with the National Oil Industry Information Committee. Congratulations td the Algona Oil Dealers for their ingenuity and zeal! Very truly yours, R. B. GLASS Regional Chairman Oil Progress Week Committee, 1400 Federal Reserve Bank Bldg., Kansas City, Missouri IT ITS NEWS — WE WANT It Listen To KLGA 1600 ON YOUR DIAL Every Doy At 11:59 a.m. For A Message From BJUSTROM'S FURNITURE Following Algona News At 11:55 a.m. SAVE '7.20 ON NORELCO MEN'S ELECTRIC SHAVER Upper Des Moiiics Pub. Co. Ill East Call Si., Algona, Iowa Gentlemen: Thank you for favoring our request for information on the "Work Glove" promotion staged by Ali*nna oil dealers during Oil Progress Week. This type n; creative thinking is rare, unfor- * Latest model, brand new and fully guaranteed. Complete with case, cord and cleaning brush. Regularly retails at $24.95. Our price $17.75 postage paid. AN orders filled within 24 hours. Your money back if you are not fully satisfied. 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