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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, May 1, 1962
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2-Aigoiia (10.) Upper De* Moina* Tuesday, May 1, 1962 WHAT THE GOVERNOR HEARD Some months ago Governor Erbe of Iowa addressed the annual Iowa Picnic of Southern California. In the course of his speech, he asked former lowans to tell him why they left the state. Since then he has received hundreds of letters telling him why, and others saying they wished they were back in Iowa. Since about 20,000 people have been leaving the state annually, the sources of discontent or "reasons why" should prove worth considerable study. In the past eight months, the Governor has been able to boil down the reasons into some major items of discontent, and we summarize them as follows: 1 — To "get a decent job." In this category are many young people who have received specialized training in professions or vocations which have little demand in Iowa. 2 — The tax structure. In Iowa a person is taxed when he gets some money (state income tax). He is then taxed on what he holds or invests at interest (moneys and credits tax). His third tax comes when he spends the money, (sales tax). Finally, he is taxed a fourth time when he owns the items he purchased with money (personal property tax). 3 — Lack of progressiveness. This is a generality, yet many of those writing included this point. Rural areas controlling the state legislature was mentioned. Lack of progress in providing for the tourist was another. Antiquated liquor laws, another, was defined as operating for the benefit of the bootleggers and cheap local politicans. 4 — Long, severe winters. Some cited comparative fuel bills, the smaller expense for clothing in warming climates. 5 — Status quo at any cost, smugness and complacency. These criticisms boiled down to the assertion that progress was shelved if new industries or business might offer competition, or a change in working conditions or wage rates. There were many generalities included here. 6 — Miscellaneous, including retirement systems inadequate; lowans mistreat farmers; lack of recreational facilities; dislike for taxes on nouse trailers and boats; poor school systems despite the oft-repeated statement that we are the most literate in the union; poor highways; low wages; corrupt politics; unfair courts. As the reader will note, some of the points listed are very general and do not apply statewide. However, there are a few points worth thoughtful study. There IS a lack of job opportunity in Iowa, not because we don't want more opportunities, but because it takes industry and business to create them, and how to get them is the problem. The state tax structure IS archaic. Simply studying point 2 above indicates why. In some ways there IS a lack of progressive thinking in many quarters. In this fast-moving world, some of our political leaders have failed to grasp the changes taking place. There isn't much we can do about the long winters. But they are not all dreary and desolate, and many of us prefer changes of season to a ^Iganu dipper PCS ^HRoinca 111 E. Call Street—Ph. CY 4-3535—Algona, Iowa Second class postage paid at Algona, Iowa Issued Tuesday in 1962 By THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Editor & Publisher DON SMITH, News Editor MERLE PRATT, Advertising Mgr. JACK PURCELL. Foreman NATIONAL IAS EDITORIAL NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE American Newspaper Representatives, Ine. 404 Fifth Ave., New York 18, N. Y. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN TRADE AREA One Yriir m ;i<l\,tn.e . $100 Both AlM<»iu, |).,[HIS in i-ombinatiun. [JIM >c..r S'i "<' Single Cop lea lOc SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE AREA One Year, m uclt.uu-i. $5 (id Both Alguiui fiH|M:ife. >.i i-umbiiMiiun. IJL-I jtur .. $7.00 No subst'iiptiun less than ti months. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST sameness for 12 months, including four or five that bring searing heat in some areas. Points 5 and 6 are debateable, but worth reflection. One thing is certain. When Governor Erbe asked for "reasons why" he got them. Now the state's problem is to study the criticisms and see if anything can be conscientiously done about any of them. * * * THE COMMUNITY CONTACT Anyone who is or has been in the newspaper business is well aware of an occasional reflection that the public is unaware of what a newspaper means to a community, and the role it plays as a contact between the various sections of the territory it serves. Regardless of whether a newspaper maintains an energetic program of public relations or relies on its issue after issue production to provide its public relations contacts, there still arises the occasional feeling that a newspaper is just taken for granted. Seldom are words of commendation heard, and when they do happen they fall on happily receptive ears. But it is also true that most folks are not aware of the considerable operation that enters into the production of every issue of a newspaper, regardless of its size or frequency. Nor does the opportunity often arise that permits a newspaper to show by actual case history the contributions it makes toward the betterment of a community, beyond publication of news and acceleration of trade through advertising. The newspaper business is probably the only one where, to i successful, you have to make suicidal decisions rather often. Yet, it is most rewarding to find that after a newspaper does start coming off the presses, or if copy fails to reach its proper destination, there is an immediate, and fast reaction. Last week one of the Upper Des Moines bundles to a small postoffice nearby somehow or other missed getting there on time. By 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning we began receiving calls from that area inquiring as to where the paper was. The community contact that failed to contact on schedule, was indeed missed. We rectified it quickly, with an extra bundle of addressed paper. And we felt mightly good to know that when we didn't get there, we were sorely missed. * * * WABASH CANNON BALL "The Wabash Cannon Ball" was a plaintive song that was quite popular some years back, and you still h^ar it now and then. It was ba'.,ed on the name of a train which ran on the Wabash Railroad. The other day we were startled to see a big ad from the Wabash Railroad advising shippers they could get good, fast freight service between many middle western cities via the Wabash Road — Cannon Ball style. Here is a railroad that refuses to play dead. It is going after the freight business with a big boom, emphasizing cannonball freight, new locomotives, bigger and better freight cars, and tight schedules. Good for the Wabash ! At about the same time we saw a picture of a giant truck involved in a fatal crash the southern part of the state. Occupants of a passenger car, of course, were killed. THE TRUCK WAS CARRYING A LOAD OF STEEL. Naturally occupants of the other vehicle failed to survive Giant truckloads of steel have no place on the public highway, despite motor vehicle license fees. Nor do some of the other products traveling by truck, which chew up highways as well as human beings, despite good truck drivers and efforts at highway safety. Railroads were built to carry items such as steel in carload lots; the public highways were not. While we are regulating other things, how about clamping down somewhere on the tendendcy to just roll anything in the worlc along public roads for private profit. * * * This would be a fine world if all men showed as much patience all the time as they do when waiting for a fish to bite. — Newton Daily News. * * * There is a Connecticut Justice of the Peace who features a sign that says: "Are You Fit To Be Tied ?" - Grinnell Herald-Register. * * * Many of our older men look upon themselves as a success if they can keep themselves in shape to face another day. * * * Laboring under the idea that the world STRICTLy.BUSINESS The Algona liquor store was busy selling something besides hooch. Store Manager G. D. Brundage reported that the local store topped the state in April sales of war bonds and savings stamps. The 30-day total for the month was $7,900.35, more than double the sales during March and good enough to place Algona first. You Con Addret* Qutttlon* To Him At BOX 66 KALISPELL, MONTANA The Fisher pond, four milns south of Algona, was stocked with n that's what my parents 's. I'll be 18 in the '!'«- uu ^h"three'of mv buddies, I want to hitch-hike to the 80,000 Northern pike fry last -veek. Sattte WorfdWr They've got the permission of their parents but It was the first extensive stocking *.. . . a big f at "N 0 ". ,. „,„.„„- otou of Northerns in this district and a11 Vhere™ nothing dangerous about this because we would always stay the progress of the fish was to . _ and we have enough money . „.„„ oa _. nothing dangerous about this because we ^u aways say have enouh money saved up. Besides that, we could bers of the State Conservation Commission. It was hoped by fall the fish would be from seven to 16 inches in length and they would then be transferred to the river. now to have a ' "H« said I was the prettiest cog in this complex industrial machine 1" 10YEARS AGO little vacation this summer. What s the Dpireft Behind: You'll probably have to be a parents before you wh our mother and father won't let you start out h-ve brains. Why aren't they caneistand why your mother °" ^pa^o? SS? using them like your parents ^are Dear Dan: You're always talking about personal gifts and their 5?«awsr JK as SM spjng $75 writswatch be alright to give her as a gift? Her parents don t Washington * * * highlights Congress has been handed a the highest peak in 21 years, says blast from New York City, where the Wall Street Journal. When •M - , . . . mu^^.jr. , sn , t something we just started we've been going together (steady) since my girl was a freshman and we intend to get married in 1963. So, you see, we're serious. - Cal. FROM THE FILES OF THE Dear Cal.: The gift of the watch would probably be okay as long ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES as you have the okay of your girl's^parents. Still, $75 is a lot of loot. May 6, 1952 ^^ ^^ daughter is going to have a baby in August and I Andy Foster, well-known Algona want to bring it home and adopt it but my husband, our doctor our man, was a willing victim of a clergyman and just about everybody else in the family, are against this game of catch with his grandson, idea. My daughter is opposed too. Rillv Rartlett 6 Andv admitted he She was n her junior year when she got into trouble with tms Doy. wasn't in Drime condS a7 he The shock has long since worn off and I think it's only proper that we was whenceplayed with the raise the child as our own. I would be interested to know what you Webster City Wildcats (quite a think. - Mrs. Mother. few years earlier) when the mis- Dear Mrs. Mother: Your doctor and your clergyman are Booking _-- _._.. _ „ , 1CW Vcdl o Cal iici t VYIICII nit 11110 u\,i\ • »•«*>• »••«••.. v- . ____ v — - 1 L. A it seems that after a legal ruling people can buy homes with govern- . jj ccurred tt see ms Mr Foster years ahead and I'm looking with them too. I realize how you feel but made it permissible to have 20% merit loans with as little as 3% m o mentar ji y ' ) e t down his guard under the circumstances, it wouldn't be fair to the baby or your daugh- water in hams sold interstate, the down, something is bound to hap- _ d jt wag rj h( . thcn that Bi ,, ter That - s all j' m go j ng to say. meat distributors in New York are pen the paper suggests. The pay- , o()se wjth aeno( . tosg The ba ,'| * * * now watering all of the meat they ments make owning a home slamrnecl Mr F os t e r in the eve Dear Dan: Give me one good reason why I shouldn't break up with sell. Major New York state pack- cheaper than rent, and they can hj h , ater took Qn fl dark *; my steady and [ won't. My objections to him are that he's selfish, ing companies are the target of walk away as easily as from a . hue The . . wasn . t con . won 't spend more than a dollar on our dates, sometimes stands me City Markets Commissioner Albert campsite. ciriprpd serious however and fu- "P and flirts with other girls. Besides that, I like this other boy better. City Markets Commissioner Albert campsite. S. Pacetta of New York. He says that pickled and cured meat products are now being watered at j the plants with an average of 30% water of the total product weight. Federal laws restrict such injections to 20% on products involved in interstate commerce but there is no legislation to control such water-content for intrastate-distributed meat. Mr. Pacetta thinks Congress should do something about it. Maybe the housewives will, too, after they find out they are paying for 30% water in their New York meat. ture games we're already in the Do you have a good reason ? -Anxious to talk stage. They were to begin as Dear Anxious: I don t even have a bad talk soon as Andy's eye was mended. — Anxious to know, reason. My son has naturally curly hair and all the girls at school rave about him but he wants to get a brush cut this summer. He's never had one before and I think it's just the novelty. Would you jf If opposition to a program of medical aid to the aged disintegrates such legislation might come to pass in a hurry. Republicans FROM THE FILES OF THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES May 5, 1942 * * * The Tire Rationing Board of Kossuth county announced that the May quota for the county was 13 passenger car and motorcycle, 71 for truck, tractor, light truck their eighth straht a verdict over Corwith Monday to ^ th.s Pnjjjd Mom & [Zl oaSbalrtouTnLentat Co" |»»r «• naturally curly, he can let it grow out again in September for with. Coach Bob King's team was Uie glrls- slated to tangle with LuVerne for the tourney crown. Duane Devine hurled a tight three hitter to get the locals past Corwith, while LuVerne advanced with an easy 8-3 win over Vernon Consolidated. Funeral services for Guy M. 81, Wesley, veteran Kos- county banker, were held at Wesley. He died May ^ i Professional Directory i; INSURANCE vative Democrats from Dixie are Marc Moore was appointed cle- "."* £ "' UCI ! 1 ° f the Exchange weakening in their previous oppo- puty sheriff of Kossuth county by vvesiey. sition. One group of Republicans Sheriff Art Coglcy during the go along with GOP chairmarv Wm. week. He was named to succeed Uork was slated to begin this E. Miller on a bill introduced to Ralph Lindhorst, effective May 1. summer on relocating highway 169 furnish a tax "credit" in lieu of Lindhorst had joined the armed at the north edge of Algona. Con- outright medical aid of $125 a year forces. struction of a new bridge across to persons 65 or over to buy private health insurance. A more liberal Republican wing led by the Des Moines river was also in The Kossuth county hoard of tne plans The junction of high- supervisors p u'r c h as e d $45,000 wa >' s 169 and 18 nort h of town A. J. (Ainie) Ricklefg Hospitalization Health & Accident Life — Auto — Fire — Hail 2 E. State CY 4-4529 ALGONA INSURANCE AGENCY J. R. (Jim), KOLP Surety Bonds — All Lines of Insurance CY 4-3176 208'E. State Rep. John V. Lindsay (N.Y.) worth of U. S. Savings Bonds dur- was to bc elevated, widened and would give oldsters a choice of ing a recent meeting here. Money revamped, with a 4-lane highway health benefits undor Social Sc- used for the purchase was from from tnc intersection into town, curity or cash benefits to buy pri- the permanent school fund over Approaches to the intersection vale insurance. Meanwhile, a and above the amount the board werc also bein S widened to 40-fcel. private polls says that 55% of all had been able to loan out ami according to plans. Total cost of voters favor the Anderson-King keep secured by first mortgages 'he project was not known, bill for Federal aid of some kind on real estate. ... for medica) care. ... ^ jj c( j c ross uioodmohilc paid • • A record was broken at the nf- a visit to Algona Tuesday and the Opposition to a rise in the parcel fice of the county tlcrk here. Not results of the visit were compost rates came last week from a one marriage license was issued mendable. More than 150 donors new source, the REA Express em- during an entire week — the first gave a pint of blood each on a ployees. They contend that Public time since the late nineties there volunteer basis and only a few BLOSSOM INSURANCE AGENCY All Lines of Insurance Automobile - Furniture Loan 7 N. DuclgR Phone CY 4-2735 Chiropractor Dr. D. D. Arnold Chiropractor Over Penney'a Office Phone — CY 4-3378 Hours: 9:00 — 5:00 Open Friday Night Monday—Wednesday—Friday Pi. William L. Chiropractor 521 E. State St. Hours: 9:00 — 6:00 thru 5»ai. 9:00 — 9:00 Friday Ph. Oft. CY 4-4877 BOHANNON INSURANCE SERVICE 5 N. Dodge Phone CY 4-4443 Home - Automobile - Farm Polio Insurance KOSSUTH MUTUAL INSURANCE ASSOCIATION Over $74,000,000 worth of in- Law 199 bars a boost in weight had not been at least one permit persons who had earlier pledged sui ' ar >cejri 4-3756. Lola Scuffham, Sec'y owes you a doesn t pay. Success dictionary. living is the kind of work that comes before work only in the GETTING MARRIED? It's getting close to the traditional "Month of Ji*ne" when, so many weddings take place. If you are, we invite you to inspect the dozens of attractive wedding announcements and invitations available here, as well cs imprinted napkins, Thank You notes, and other iirnjlac accessories to a successful wedding. Your choice of printed, embossed or Heliograved announcements, end modestly priced. UPPIR D1S MOINES PUBLISHING CO. Algona, Iowa and size limits, and, that is what issued during a seven-day period, to give blood failed to show up. Postmaster General Day has sug- It was apparent the marriage * « * gested. They say, and probably business had fallen off or the boys .ij mmy Pickptt, son of Mr. and . ..__. correctly, that increasing the size and girls were going out of state Mrs. Russell Pickett, Algona, had Goods, and Many Other Forms, and weight limits would divert to get married. "' business from REA Express which * is privately operated and increase Richard, son of Mr. and Mrs. the problems of the postoffice and B. H. Potter, and Charles, son of add to the present deficits about Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Bilsborough, which the department is screaming. 3-day measles during the week. * * * Beverly DoorninK, ilnuuhtcr of r. and Mrs. Pat Dooming, Al- sailed to England on thn HERBST INS. AGENCY For Auto, House, Household Phone CY 4-3733 Ted S. Herbst DOCTORS MELV1N G. BOURNE, M- » Physician & Surgeon 118 N. Moore fat- Office phone CY 4-2345 Resident phoneCYj-2^7 J. N. KENEFICK. M. P. Physician & Surgeon 218 W. State Street Omce phone CY 4-2353 Resident phone CY - , all of Algona, unlisted in the navy Queen Mary Apr. 29. Besides Relas air mechanics at Sencer Fri- Sen. Stuart Symington's committee, investigating the stockpiling procedures of recent years, has discovered that the govern- as air mechanics at Spencer Fri day. ting to take a wonderful trip, Miss Docrning was also going to wed Gilbert Buscher, son of Mr. and Harold Newel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Buscher, Algona, later Mrs. Chas. Newel, Fenton, had this month. Gilbert (known better been promoted to captain in the as Gib — and now a co-owner of Farm Bureau Mutual Ins. Co. Affiliated with Farm Bureau Auto (with $10 Deductible) Life - Hail - Tractor Phone CY 4-3351 Don Stark, Mgr. ment isn't through buying nickel army at Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo. Buscher Bros. Imp. here) was a yet, even though it has far more He enlisted in the service in 1040 corporal in the U. S. Air Force in than it knows how to use. In 1953 following ROTC training at Iowa England. the government signed a contract State College, Ames. Another son • • • to buy $10 rnillion worth of nickel of the Newels, Lyle, was stationed The week's weather in Kossuth a year from the Hanna interests at Chanute Field, 111. in the U. S. county was mixed, with a high of of Cleveland, and the contract is Air Corps. jtn degrees May 4 and a low of 53 still in effect. Also, another l!). r >:5 » ' • degrees Apr. 29. That 89 was a Burt. Iowa contract committed the govern- Lightning struck the barn on the new high for 1952 and only two inent to buy 16.2 million more Crowell-Peterson farm north of degrees under the 1951 high of 91. pounds from a Canadian firm at a Burt Thursday evening and the * « • price 41 cent(> above the present fire that resulted destroyed thu market price. The contract was barn, a silo, all grain and other made just after George M. Hum- contents. Fortunately, :jo head of phrey left his position as board cattle in the burn at the time the chairman of the M. A. Hanna Co. fire started were removed safely tp become Secretary of the Treas- by neighbors who went to the ROCK-BOTTOM RATES, Harold C. Sumlet CY 4-2341 PALE W. LOCKWOOP The Equitable'Life Assurance Society Of The United States Phone 201 CAROL L. PLOTT. M. P. 110 N. Moore Street Practice Limited to Surgery Onice Hours by Appointment CYpress 4-4864 Office CYpress 4-4331 Residence JOHN M. SCHUTTER. M. P. Residence Pnone CY 4-2335 PEAN F. KOOB, M. D. Residence Phone CY 4-4917 Physicians & Surgeons 220 No. Dodge, Algona Office Phone CY 4-4490 OPTOMETRISTS Dri, L, U 8NYDER Optometrist 113 East State Algona Telephone CY 4-2715 Saturday Afternoons Oran( , omminii of the i ane Aonliancos store s J££ d ^day and Satur The firm , at that Hrac . w- s h £ m « ( 'ifwan Ride ' HICUARD A. MOEN Representing FEDERATED INSURANCE II(>W Modern One-Stop Insurance Service Business — Home — Car — Life Phone CY 4-4955 P.O. Box 337 Algona, Iowa JOJl\ Tury under President Eisenhower, scene. The farm's tenant, Herman the sl ,.| et to ils m , ^ Luthel , an Mutual Life Ins, Co. • • » feoderberg, was inside the qarn ' . >An oW Lioe Lega i R eserve Co." Irvington Ideals As a uartiug gesture before ad- when the lightning struck, but. journing for Easter for a 10-day didn't realize a (ire had started holiday, the House passed with until someone outside tpld him. little debate a bill for $113 million According to the owners, tha Irvington Ideals met Apr. 21 at for itself and most other legisla- barn and silo were to be rebuilt Linda Bristow's home. One moth- ut once. 114 So. Main Algona, la. Box 412 Ph. CY 4-4539 live branches of government, in appropriations. That should be- enough to get everyone home and back again by May 1, when the g rOflTl er was present. Selection of office candidates was discussed. Plans for a Mothers Tea were Algoaa edged to victory in a triangular trajck meet held at made. Elaine Pooch gave a dcm- recess ends. That's one time Britt Tuesday. The Bulldogs onstration and talk and demon- when you find both Republicans counted 65Ms points, Webster City stration was given by Linda Bris- in accord. 64Va, suid. the host team wound up tow. The next meeting will be * f with 33. Algona won five firsts, at the St. Benedict hall May la uu Iwouts aitj ai seven seconds and eight thirds. with Elaine Pooch as hostess. und Democrats • CaiUot) Fora Management N Dodge Ph. CY 4-2891 SAWYEH and ERJCKSOW Kyes Examined Contact Lenses Hearing Aid Glasses y gasi titaie Street Algona, Iowa Phone CYpress 4-2198 Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Satui'qay Aiternoona PR. C. M, O'CONNOR ... , . Optometrist Visual Anaylsis & Visual Training Contact Lenses 108 South Harlan St. (Home Federal BWg.) PHONB CY 4.374! DENTISTS PR. £ARl* R, Otfice m Home Federal Office phone CY 4-4341 PR- J. B. HAHRJ8. At 622 B, BtU. Phon* C¥ 4-2*3*

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