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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, January 5, 1967
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2-Algono (la.) Upper Dei Meinti Thursday, Jan. 5, 1967 UNEXPECTED BENEFIT The typical Iowa taxpayer may enjoy torn* "one shot" refunds when he files federal and ttata income tax returns this year because of a situation that is unlike)/ to ever arise again.. This is especially true of the salary or wage earner who was subject to the new Iowa withholding tax, which became effective on Jan. 1, 1966. In a sense, this amounted to "double collection" for many lowans. Thus, they will be ^entitled to two deductions on their federal •jncome tax returns • 1. One for 1965 state Income tax paid In a "lump" in 1966, and 2, Another for state income tax withheld In 1966. In addition to this, an estimated 600,000 lowans may receive outright refunds from the state. This is because in setting withholding rates for the first time, some were set too high. The full amount withheld by the state In 1966 will bo a deductible Item on federal returns being prepared now. This Is because taxpayers paid out the full amounts in 1966, even though they may later get some back,. The state withholding rate Is based on the amount of your federal Income tax deduction, not your earnings. After this first year, you will have a basis on which to decide whether to change the number of exemptions claimed for federal withholding. -QUICK TURNABOUT Callfornlans are getting a quick example of how short-lived campaign promises can be. One of the major reform pledges of the Reagan admlnittration concerned the wiping out of the lucrative "spoilt tyitem" for inheritance tax appraisers. The Inheritance tax appraisal setup In California gave many a political crony a high-paid job for tapping estates of the deceased. The Reagan faction promised to enact legislation that would ell- t -mlnate the excessive costs of the Inheritance ;tax appraisal system, and Gov. Elect Reagan ;and his ally, Controller-elect Houston Flour- Tioy both stated they would lead a program •To change the system. ; So they were elected. ; Now It seems that the new regime Is backing away from Its promise and the 154 appraisers, some getting as much as $60,000 a year In their plush political jobs, are likely lo remain — except of course that there will be new appointees In the, plush jobs, from o>nong the Reagan backers. * * * Curiosity might be termed the art of look- Ing over other people's affairs and overlooking your own* A woman may read a husband like a book — and still wonder about earlier editions. cst Moine* HIE. Call Street— Ph. 295-3535— Algona, Iowa Zip Code SOflll Issued Tuesday and Thursday by THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Editor & Publisher DON SMITH, News Editor ADVERTISING Denny Waller Russ Kelley JACK PURCELL, Foreman 7 NATIONAL NEWSPAPER NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE American Newspaper Representatives, Inc, 404 Fifth Ave., New York 18, N.Y. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN TRADE AREA One Year, In advance, Semi-weekly ss 00 Sinfle Copies jo« SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE AREA Ope Year, In advance, Semi-weekly $7.00 No inscription less than 4 month*. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST SPOTLIGHT OP TRUTH New York Timei editor Harrison Salisbury, a Pulitzer prize winner in the poit, writing from Vietnam with regard to just what we are doing in our bombing raid* on North Vietnam, hai focused the spotlight of truth on previoui reports. The North Vietnamese had charged our bombing hit cities, towns and non-military objectives, and killed many civilians, men, women and children. The Pentagon had denied these charges, saying only military objectives had been hit, and that any other damage must have resulted from the North Vietnam anti-aircraft fire and shrapnel fallout, Salisbury visiting Hanoi and surrounding area, found undisputed evidence that our bombing had indeed killed many civilians and destroyed numerous non-military buildings and homes. The Pentagon then backtracked, and admitted this was so, adding that it was most difficult to bomb military objectives without hitting non-military as well, a fact which no one is likely to dispute. The important part is that the first official U.S. statement was untrue, even if unintentionally so. Senator Bourke Hickenlooper of Iowa had an interesting comment on Salisbury and the New Yorks Times after the exposee of what was actually happening. He is reported as toying "The Times has always been against the war In Vietnam." He inferred also that Salisbury was not an "objective reporter." Perhaps the Senator does not percieve that In addition to The Times being "against the war in Vietnam" there are a great many others, whose numbers are growing, also against it, people who are neither Communist nor beatnik placard marchers, but who just think we have made a major mistake by getting involved In the Asian mess. THEY PAY NO TAXES! "As long as gaping loopholes exist In our tax system, I would oppose any Immediate Increase In taxes," Senator Paul H. Douglas of Illinois said In a recent speech before the United Auto Workers. The Senator will not have much of a chance to do anything about It, however/ he was defeated for reelection. "If we could create a tax system under which people with equal net Incomes paid equal taxes, we could raise the same amount of revenue at one-half the present rate of taxation," Senator Douglas declared. "Millionaires who now pay no taxes and. 'the well-to-do who receive big subsidies should be required to pay their fair share of taxes and take cuts In their subsidies before the middle class and the poor are asked to pay for the Viet Nam war." "The Treasury reported to me recently that their latest figures show that In 1963, 32 people In this country with gross Incomes of more than $500,000 did not pay a single cent In taxes. There were 30 In 1962, 35 the year before that. "Twenty of them had Incomes In excess of $1,000,000; yet the astonishing fact Is they paid no federal income taxes whatsoever. Why? Because of the oil depletion allowance, because of the capital gains provisions, because of the laws governing stock options." "I can point to countless other examples of injustices and inequities in the Income tax system that are equally bizarre^ "One oil operator with $26 million in economic Income in one year paid not one penny In income taxes. This was due to the much abused oil depletion allowance, intangible drilling and development cost reduction schemes and preferred capital gains treatment allowed by the laws. "One major oil company with profits of $65 million over a five-year period not only paid no taxes but actually received a rebate of $425,000. Ordinarily, a corporation will pay about half of its profits in corporate income taxes. Yet in the case of the oil company, it made money at the expense of the government despite an impressive and an enviable profit record." 'I say let's plug these tax loopholes, let's abolish these lavish subsidies, before we raise the taxes of average American citizens." But Senator Douglas will now have to watch the proceedings from the sidelines. Youngsters can learn a lot by reading the papers, like the boy who argued against taking a bath because he didn't want to contribute to the growing water depletion danger. For And About Teenagers 1 1TPIP NOT ME HAP BEEN GOING WITH THE WEEK'S LETTER: "Recently, I met,a boy. I liked him and I thought he liked me. I did not know he had been going with another girl for about six months. He didn't give this girl a ring, or anything. They just said they liked each other. The boy had a friend of his tell the girl he didn't like her any more. She said then that she hated him. This Is my problem: the boy gave me a bracelet. He asked me to go to a dance and I couldn't go. He went to the dance, saw his old girlfriend and, so I am told, they had a real "good time." When I asked him about it, he said that he had found out that he still loved her a little, although he loved me more. I told him I was sick of being used and if he didn't stop two-timing me, he would get his bracelet back. He said that he would give it to the other girl If I gave it back to him. I told him I would call his mother, whom 1 know very well, and he said I would be sorry If I did. What should I do?" OUR REPLY: If you expect to be more than just one-third of a triangle, give him the ring and forget the whole thing. What he does with it later should not concern you at all but, if it's worth anything you can always remind yourself that you had it first. H yov hovt 0 iMnggt probUm ypu wgnl |0 diKuit, or on obltrvation Ig mohf. odd'ttl you IfH.r IB FOR AND ABOUT TEENAGERS. COMMUNITY AND SUBURBAN PIESS SERVICE. FRANKFORT. KV IT PAYS TO ADVERTISE 20 YEARS AGO IN THE FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES January 9, 1947 Lenntce Rosalind Bilsborough, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Bilsborough, Tltonka, was the first girl to arrive in Algona in 1947. She arrived at the General hospital New Year's afternoon at 1:17 p.m. The first boy, and he was also the first new arrival in Kossuth, son of the Ralph Kramers of Livermore, was born at 7:30 a.m. at the Kossuth hospital. - o- For over a year, Robert S. Klnsey, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Klnsey, of Algona, rode in dive bombers during the war as a radioman-gunner, one of a two-man crew, the other being the naval pilot. Then he completed his training and was commissioned as an ensign, flying the same type of combat plane as pilot. He entered the service In Oct. , 1942, and wound up in the Pacific theatre during the war. - o- Pfc. Gaylord Olsen, son of the Curtis Olsens, Seneca, was lost at sea for three days when the ship oil which he was a passenger, headed for home, ran into countless storms and lost its bearings and wandered for three days before its position was again established. The ship left a German port on Dec. 5, but Pfc Olsen did not arrive in the states until after the first of the year - a trip that ordinarily would not have taken over sixteen or eighteen days. - o- Harry Nolte, local weather recorder, stated that Christmas Day, 1946, was the warmest in the history of Algona, with 52 above setting the new, all-time high. Dec. 31 was the coldest day of 1946, with temperatures dropping to 16 below. The new year started out with a 12 below reading with a high of 35. - o- Damage estimated at $10,000 was the result of a fire which apparently started in a coal room in the basement and completely destoryed the Hefti butcher shop and locker plant at LuVerne. The building had just recently been remodeled, insulated and reroofed. - o Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Lockwood, Burt, took their son Dale to Ames where he was a student at Iowa State College. Bruce Graham, Max Schrader and Willard Schwletert were among the other students returning to school after the holiday vacation. - o - George Trouth of Elmore, and the son and family, the Harry Troughs of Billings, Mont., were dinner guests at the Fred Darnell home in Ledyard. Mr. Trouth t is Mrs. Darnell's brother. - o Sixty-five guests attended a post-nuptial shower for Mrs. Richard 0' Green, nee Arzelle Peterson at the Guild Hall at Swea City. Hostesses were Mrs. Mervin Kelley, Mrs. Emil Larson, Mrs. Ervin Link, Mrs. Leslie Hanson, Mrs. Henry Dontje, Marian Barger, Jean Erickson and Mary Tish. Mrs. J. August Peterson gave a vocal solo and ^ games were played by the group. - o- The Donald and Lyle Heiter families of Emmetsburg and Mr. and Mrs. Monroe Heiter of Livermore and Mr. and Mrs. Clalr Bollinger and family, Lone Rock, were New Year's Day dinner guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. w. c. Heiter. Mr. and Mrs. Art Krause, Fenton, entertained at a 6 p.m. dinner New Year's Day for Rev. and Mrs. W. Friedrlch and family, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Alt and Kathryn, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Krause and son, Dorothy Dreyer and Robert Krause. - o- Peter Schumacher, who had served the Whltternore community in the DX gas station since 1931, retired Jan. 1 and turned over his business to his sons Joseph and Edward, who planned to follow In their father's footsteps. - o - Algona High School placed two men on the all-conference team. Bowen was named at guard and Crapset at end, on the first team. On the second team, Skil- llng was named in backfield and Kern at center. Howie Stephensen was given honorable mention. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Ray McWhorter, Portland twp., left on a trip to Florida with a group of potato growers. Their destination was Key West, Fla. FROM THE FILES OF THE.UPPER DES MOINES .s- ' January 3,1957 The weather during the week was nice enough in this area to make many persons from the county now vacationing in warmer climates think about returning home. High reading for the period was a balmy 58 and the low, zero. - o- Mr. and Mrs. Marcell Reding of Algona were parents of the first baby born in 1957, a young lad who arrived at 5:16 p.m., Jan. 2, at St. Ann Hospital. - o - Pvt. Don Elsbecker, Ft. Riley, Kans., returned to camp after spending a 10-day furlough with his parents, the A. J. Elsbeckers, Lone Rock. Christmas Day dinner guests at the Elsbecker home included Mr. and Mrs. Don Elsbecker and family, Rutland, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Leigh, Algona, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Kadow and family and Florence Meyer, Bancroft. - o Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Weiner, Al- gona, were visited Christmas by their son Robert, who attended the State University at Iowa City. He left the following day for Iowa City, where he was joined by friends and with them went to Pasadena, Calif., to attend the football game, - o - Mr. and Mrs. Herman Becker, Joan, Jean, and Ronald arrived home in Irvlngton after spending Christmas at Mobile, Ala., with their son, Mr. and Mrs. Dick Becker and John. - o Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Klink- slek and their children of Ledyard, accompanied by Craig Thilges left to spend Christmas with the Lawrence Mayne family In Long Beach, Calif. They also planned to attend the Rose Bowl game. - o- Mrs. Walter Bradley, Algona, took her daughter Luclnda to Storm Lake for a visit with Mr. and Mrs. Pat Cullen and family. The Cullens had recently moved there where Pat was In the hardware business. - o- A large crowd of teen-aged young people enjoyed a semiformal dance at the Algona Country Club. Mr. and Mrs. E. C. McMahon and Mr. and Mrs. Craig Smith headed the chaperone committee. Sandra Phillips entertained with three very clever pantomimes. - o- Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gronbach, LuVerne, accompanied by their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Berryhill of Superior, Wise., left for a trip to California. - o- More than one hundred guests called at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Preston, Swea City, to greet the couple on the occasion of their 40th wedding anniversary. All of the couple's nine children were at home for the first time In several years. - o- Conny Sinnwell, Karen and Judy Zelmet, St. Joe, were hostesses to a rock and roll party In the Sinnwell home with 40 young people attending. - o- daughters of Mr, and Mrs. George Merron, and Barbara Menke, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Menke, all of Bancroft, had their Tonsils removed at St. Ann hospital in Algona. - o- Mr. andMrs. MaroldSchleiand Stephen, Fenton, were Christmas Day dinner guests In the Ed Zwiefel home at Tltonka. - o- Ramona Mayer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Mayer of St. Benedict, arrived from Columbus. Ohio where she was employed, to spend the holidays with her parents. She also was a student at Ohio State University, studying for her master's degree in chemistry. - o- Mr. and Mrs. Emil Lovstad, Algona, became the parents of a daughter at the Osteopathic Clinic. She weighed over 6 Ibs. and was named Marlene Frances. The Lovstads now had a family of four daughters and a son, CROSSWORD PUZZLE LAST WEEKS ANSWER .M ACROSS 1. Cloy 5. Rabbit's tall 9. Operatic melody 10. Additional amount 11. An art or trade 12. Incited 14. Abraham's birthplace 15. Narrate 17. Greek letter 18. Small explosive sound 20. Value 22. Printer's measure 23. Body of water 25. Had on 27. Lubricant 28. Man's nickname 29. Mast 31. Coerced 34. Behold! 35. Always 37. Devon river 38. Consumed 40. Old Norse work 42. At home 43. Breakers 45. Girl's name 47. Camper's need 48. Rant 49. Dollar bills 50. Tool house DOWN 1. Talking" bird 2. Constellation 3. Raise 4. Sideways 5. Fish 6. Part of a gear-wheel .7. Prod 8. Seesaw 11. Sports' award 13. Matron 16. Wallop 19. Malayan boat 21. Lidded pitcher 24. Ireland 26. At one time 28. Edges 29. Cabbage salad 30. Spud 31. Nourished 32. Banished 33. Contradict 36. Waistcoats 46. 39. Level 41. 44, Oriental nurse Compass point First-person contraction 14 £9 34 ift I Z. 3 4 •Jo 41 < 19 11 M 15 24 44 to Jb 40 Ib 41 s Ib h la 10 IJL 45 4T 25 XT 17 22 it 41 It n m WIDEN YEARS IF YOU ARE PAST AGE 55 IT'S A TIME TO WALK TALL You who are past age 55 get another gray hair or two with the coming of a new year. At 62 or 65 you'll have to retire, and the years seem to be speeding up. You worry. Nobody can (top your worry- Ing because by now you have enough savvy to know the world Is not waiting for you with open arms out In retirement country. Any more than It Is waiting for school graduates who get that sort of pap ev ery June. However, there are a couple of matters you might mull over. And in mulling you may take on the new year with more faith. — Nearly 4,000 people in the U.S. are reaching age 85 every day now. That's every DAY. Very few of these are amplng off buildings or into rivers. In fact, they are rather happy, and with Social Security, Medicare, and a pension they are comfortable. If all these people are managing — and some of them are pretty nutty — don't you think you can make It? — You'll have to do some ad- jus ting to retirement. All the experts tell you that. Well, you're something of a professional at adjusting. In you lifetime you have adjusted to the Depression; to TVA, WPA, NRA, and that socialistic scheme called Social Security; to labor unions, the 40-hour week, and the drastic deductions from your pay-check; to 80-mile-an-hour autosj to assaults on your religious beliefs from the Scopes Monkey Trial to Bishop Pike;. to four rough wars; to Civil Rights; to Outer Space. In your generation you have adjusted to some of the most profound developments man has yet faced. The odds favor your adjustment to retirement. — You are, of course, old- fashioned. Any college professor past age 40 and everybody else below age 40 can assure you of this. And the nearer to 65 you are the more old-fashioned you are. You don't know what makes a computer work. Well, in view of technological advances you have mastered in your lifetime, this is an Interesting presumption. You progressed from horse-and-buggy to jets. Along the way you toolc on the gasoline engine which — as you'll remember — was first known as the "Infernal Gasoline Machine." You progressed from oil lamps to electricity, from Gramophones to TV, from Iceboxes to freezers, from stove- wood to gas, from pasteboard fans to air-conditioning, from high-button shoes to loafers, from Spencerlan handwriting to a typewriter, from a vicious blade to an electric razor, from stairs to an elevator, from a change box to a cash register, from castor oil to birth-control pills. Yet there are those who would send you into retirement wearing sackcloth because you don't know why a computer works. You never learned how an auto engine works or why an electric lamp turns on. You never had to. And nobody, until the electronics and physics boys came along, ever labeled you as "dated" because of it. For Hi> 001DEN YiAKS 36-po B . boeMtl, •nd JOc In coin (no itampil, to Dtpl. CSK, Sm 1672, Orond C.nlrol Station, Now Yori N.Y. 10017. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Mawdsley, Algona, had returned from their honeymoon trip to Cuba and were at home in the Harry Mc- Mtlrray house on Harlan St. Mrs. Mawdsley, Algona, had returned from their honeymoon trip to Cuba and were at home in the Harry McMurray house on Harlan St. Mrs. Mawdsley, the former Beverly Winkelman was returning to her elementary music teaching position, - o- Mr. and Mrs. A, B. Oakland, Algona, spent Christmas with their daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Beamish, at Ft, Worth, Tex. While there they enjoyed balmy weather of 82 degrees. RETIREE After 500,000 miles on rural roads west of St. Ansgar delivering mall in 22different automobiles and 37 years with the postal department, Albert Petersen has retired. Peterson started work with the U. S. Post Office department as acting postmaster in Carpenter in 1929. Postmaster O'Brien sent Petersen a^perti- ficate denoting honorary recognition for his service record. BARNYAKL) SOCIETY Hens laying eggs may be affected by that a tee old practice of "keeping up with the Jones." A report from Pennsylvania State University Indicates that n pullet lays better if housed in a pen containing only other pullets like her In age, si7/e and development.New pullets may he retarded by the "hosslsm" of older hens. Professional Directory WAWA^tWry&y^ !::&m%:::::::!::&^ :::Ww^y.x-M.:.x.:-x.;*^^.;*w%x'S;R; 1 DOCTORS KNfiSTS' MELVIN G. BOURNE, M.D. Physician ft Surgeon 118 N. Moore St. Office Phone 295-2345 Residence Phone 295-fctvV J. N. KENEFICK, M.D. Physician ft Surgeon 218 W. State Street Office Phone 295-2353 Residence Phone 295-2614 JOHN. M. SCHUTTER, M.D. Residence Phone 295-2335 DEAN F. KOOB, M.D, Physicians ft Surgeons 220 No. Dodge, Algona Office Phone 295-2408 Residence Phone 295-5917 m WSSSSSSSSiSSr:^^ PR. J. B. HARRIS, JR, Dentist At 622 E. State Phone 295-2334 DR. J. G. CLAPSADDLE Dentist At 112 N. Thorington Phone 295-2244 for Appointment KWfffWfft-m:^^ OPTOMETRISTS INSURANCE ALGONA INSURANCE AGENCY J. R. (Jim) KOLP Surety Bonds — All Lines Of Insurance . M9-3176 206 E. State -- • _ __ BLOSSOM INSURANCE AGENCY General Insurance 7 N. Podge _ 295-2735 BOHANNON INSURANCE SERVICE 6 N. Dodge 2954443 Home — Automobile — Farm __ Polio Insurance HERBST INS. AGENCY For Auto., House, Household Goods, and Many Other Forms. Phone 295-3733 _ Ted S. Herbst KOSSUTH MUTUAL INSURANCE ASSOCIATION Over $74,000,000 worth of insurance in force. Phone 295-3756. Lola Scuffham, Sec'y. RICHARD A. MOEN Representing FEDERATED INSURANCE Modern One-Stop Insurance Service Business - Home — Car - Life Phone 295-5955 P.O. Box 337 Algona, Iowa SUNDET INSURANCE AGENCY Complete Insurance Service 118 So. Dodge - Algona, la. Phone 295-2341 M&WMMWSH^^ DR. L. L. SNYDER 113 East State Afeona Telephone 295-2715 Closed Saturday Afternoons DR. HAROLD W. ERICK8ON Eyes Examined - Contact Lenses - Hearing Aid Glaues 9 East State Street Phone 295-2196 Hours: 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Closed Saturday Afternoons DR. DONALD J. KINGFIELD Optometrist Visual Analysis and Visual Training Contact Lenses 108 So. Harlan, Algona Phone 295-3743 WffSWiW:*^^ Chiropractor : ft8W:%::: : ::ra^ DR. M. R. BALDWIN Summer Office Hours Mon. - Tues. - Wed. . Frl 8:30 - 5:00 Thurs. - Sat. - 8:30 . 12:00 MISCELLANEOUS Credit Bureau of Kossuth County Collectrite Service Factbilt Reports CARLSON Fwm MANAGEMENT COMPANY UV» N. Ph. 21

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