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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, May 22, 1962
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2-AI0ona (la.) Upper Dot Maine* Tuesday, May M, 1962 tipper Pe$ttlome$ TIME FOR COMMON SENSE It is time for a reappraisal in the manner in which our municipal parking meters are being checked. The meters are in and in to stay. They are intended to promote a turnover in street parking during the busier times of the week, so that more people can park, and parking hogs must either keep money in the meters or get tickets. It is no secret that Algonct's business section has been giving considerable thought to the question of ways and means of improving its public image to our friends in the surrounding area. And it seems that the first thing one runs into in any analysis is the matter of the way tickets are handed out on parking meters. his family, waiting for one boy to return for the trip home. * * * U.S.D.A. 100th ANNIVERSARY May 15 marked the one hundredth anniversary of one of the Federal government's largest agencies - the U.S. Department of Agriculture. President Abraham Lincoln signed the legislation which created the Department of Agriculture May 15, 1862 and Isaac Newton served as the first'Commissioner of Agriculture. Agriculture has come a long ways — in 1862 one farmer produced enough food for five persons; 100 years later one farmer produces rs are nanaea OUT on panung .„*,«,». h food for 26 ersons . Algona has more free off-street parking and officially opening the Centennial is a 3-day good, paved parking lots, than any area city of Wor|d pood forum jn Washingfon/ D . C . Many comparable size. Authorities^° v «_«"_ e _°f_°°° emin ent national and international food and agriculture authorities and leaders in other fields will meet and exchange views on agricultural problems the world over. New developments in the field of agriculture will be discussed. President Kennedy has proclaimed 1962 as Centennial of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Year — and observances will continue during the rest of the year in a number of different ways. Each county has a Centennial Planning job in developing these lots and we are appreci ative of the fact. However, there is some question as to the common sense being used in patroling the meters. Let us make our point here with a specific example. Some weeks back a county resident from outside of Algona came out of our courthouse after.paying a tax bill of $1500 and found an £y. , ,o deve^d arrange iocaf ob ^ H ., nv *:tviA rmrlfinn lirlrol nn hie rrtr Hie rnr WHS ' ^ overtime parking ticket on his car. His car was THE ONLY car parked in the entire block on the south side of the courthouse. Technically he had overstayed his time at that meter; but there was no crowded situation existing, and no common sense reason for issuing the ticket. The man's reaction was understandable, and voluble, an.d we cannot print it. Algona lost a customer and friend. We are not advocating a policy of non-enforcement of overtime parking regulations. But we think there is a certain "eager beaver" atti- lude existing that is a serious drawback to Algona's friendly relations with our adjacent territory. If the motor tricycle were used for pa- Iroling outlying areas, enforcing arterial lights and signs, and speeding, and if the checking of parking meters was done by a patrolman on foot, we would be much better off and the meters would be checked about as they are in other cities of comparable size. And let's not kid ourselves. While most of our neighboring cities have parking meters, they are handling them with kid gloves when it comes to out-of-county and customer cars on their streets. The main purpose of a police force has always been for the protection of the individual "and property, prevention of disorder, and apprehension of criminals, plus enforcement of traffic 'regulations. We have let this business of checking the parking meters become a tail that is wagging the dog, and it is hurting Algona every day that it continues as at present. It is time that we did something about changing the "ticket hungry" image we have with many of our neighbors. Unless we do 'it .'luickly, we will have many more like the man who said "I don't have to come here" when he was issued a ticket while sitting in his car with ances. Plans for an observance here have not been announced as yet. According to Agriculture Department figures, more than 90 percent of the people living in the United States have no worries about enough food — even though they do not farm. This is due to the fact that 100 years ago each farmer produced about enough food for his own family, while today he produces enough for his and about four other families. The strength of the nation today depends heavily on the unequalled productiin of the American farmer, and as producer and consumer his efforts have been important in helping the nation achieve and maintain its high standard of living. The Department of Agriculture serves the nation through research, education, information, marketing service, economics, conservation, stabilization, credit, development of rural areas and defense. The department's Land Grant College Act was passed by Congress and signed by President Lincoln in 1862 and though the signing 11 million acres of public lands were donated to the states and territories to provide colleges for the benefit of agriculture and mechanic arts, lowq Stare University/ Ames, is a land-grant college — and recognized as one of the' greatest in the nation. The services of the department are almost endless — and it is only proper that the nation take its hat off to the U.S. Department of Agriculture on its one hundredth birthday. * * * MERGING COUNTY OFFICES Grundy Register — There has been a lot of talk over the state in recent years to combine different offices at the courthouses. How the _ IT __ „ . voters feel about such a proposal has not been iJppCt £0eS (ittCHlTCS tried out in any county. It will have its trial in Mahaska county, where the voters will be askec 111 E. Call Street—Ph. CY 4-3535—Algona, Iowa , Q approve a consolidation of the offices of the THESE WOMEN! By d'Alesslo 0 "Now then — do you want this letter punctuated or U there a rush on it?" Whittemore Club Asks Support For Candidate Des Molnes Homecoming queen and a member of the student council here. t t W The recently-Installed dlcscl engine at the Algona light plant, which had not been met with too much approval, was in operation again after its fourth breakdown. It was piston trouble again. This time the trouble was discovered May 8 and it was necessary to replace the piston and two head bolts in order to get the machine running again. It was hoped that a new cooling tower, for which a contract for $43,000 had been let recently, would solve the engine's piston troubles. * * • Frank Baumgartner, fiS, lifelong resident at Livermore and postmaster there for the past 16 years, died May 22. A bachelor, Mr. Baumgartner was survived by three sisters. * * * It was disclosed that the mill- age rate paid by Algona property owners of 87.92 mills per $1,000 of assessed valuation was the ninth highest in the entire state of Iowa. The local millage rate looked sick compared to those from other cities in the area: Clear Lake, 56.50; Iowa Falls, 66.13; Spencer, 69.50; Webster City, 61.11; Estherville, 61.73; and Storm Lake, 49.70. No other towns or cities from this area were included in the "high nine" list. * * * Names of 51 graduates from eighth grade from rural schools of BURT NEWS Sunday evening guests of Mrs. Clara Marlow in honor of Mother's Day were Mr. and Mrs. Richard Brostow and family, LuVerne, Mr. and Mrs. Eric Seegebarth, Lone Rock, and Mr. and Mrs. P.. W. Marlow and family. Mr. and Mrs. Ladell Olson and Jade, Carroll, were Saturday guests at the Larry Holding home. Mrs. Velma Olson, Blue Earth, spent the weekend at the home of her daughter and family. They were joined Sunday by Mrs. Clara Marlow. Mr. and Mrs. Dean Andrews, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Scott and Pamela Andrews, Des Momes, spent Sunday with J. D. in Indianola. IF IT'S NEWS, WE WANt IT Full BANK You make the most of your money st our full-service bank Algona's Home-Owned Bank STATE BANK MEMBER FOI.C Algona, Iowa Board for the Whittemore We folks of Whittemore are very ^Mr^MedtaTas filed for the in j endent . £ schools. Each receiv- ivir. ivieam nas nieo. lor me ed an e jg hth grade diploma and erm expiring this year h , h h «, admittance certificate. Hutchms and Robert Deal. 5 . .. ^ jroud to be a part of the Algona Community School District. We are looking forward to improved boTh" from" Aigona""hav"e"'ais"o filed education for our youth and a for tn is t erm you vote for two. Members of the Algona Legion. cordial relationship between our We are as kj n 'g you f 0 ik s to give VFW and Moose cluDS were P Ian two communities. Russ Medin one of your votes. ni "8 to assernb ' e at t» e fairgrounds A director from Whittemore will We want to be sure you are June l to build a hub S uard rail make the job of merging our two aware that the election is this on the track ln Preparation for schools much smoother. We be- coming Thursday, May 24th. Vot- stoek car races coming up during lieve that one of the directors of ing will be in Room 160 in the the summer. The guard rail was the new district should be from high school building from noon to extend from the floral hall to Whittemore. We hope that you until 7 p.m. Only the voters of the north end of the grandstand feel this way too. Algona can determine whether we and , was , intended to keep the Russ Medin is the Whittemore get one director or not. It's up to Copies from rolling into the candidate. He is a graduate of Al- you! VOTE! ! ! gona High School and received his B.S. degree at Iowa State 50 comfortable resorts JUST 5 HOURS AWAY OR LESS . . . Enjoy a Minnesota vacation this year. Stay at the first "lull size" resort area oolng north on Hi-Way .'71. Lots of wonderful places to stay, suitable for any family on any budget. Swimming, boating and the fishing's great . . . sleep In relaxing cool-clear air at night. Write today [or an association color brochure, or better yet, why not as* lor one at the offici of this newspaper. Sn^rderer^inrwhTtherwe and was intended to keep the 'I LITTLE CROW RESORT ASSOC. Cordially yours, H. W. Greene, President crowd. » * * The Seneca Saddle Club held a trail ride Sunday, beginning at the Kondiyohi Counly In Welt C«nlrol Minnetolo Splcer, Minnesota Dear Sirs: Please send me your resort [older. Name_ 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, New:- Editor MERLE PRATT, Advertising Mgr. JACK PURCELL. Foreman FROM THE FILES OF THE Lone Rock and Bancroft were Ja y Graham farm, with 46 horses | A ddr els . the only towns in the county who and rid 5 s takln §. P art > ^cn par- had gone over their quotas in War ticipated in jumping, roping bar- Bond sales, according to latest rel and cloverleaf races before figures. Lone Rock was the first Ploying a pot-luck lunch, to report in after reaching its $12,800 quota Saturday. Not much later, Bancroft reported its quota of $72,000 had been topped. Reports from other areas were not at all enthusiastic, however, so it _Town_ Algona Barbers Host 40 At Meeting Here Professional Directory i| ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES^asn't knowr.if.the county would _ Assocjated ^ Iaster Barbers o£ May 26, 1942 'hit its mark or not. INSURANCE Algona held a meeting May 7 in the M ° os * hal1 ' Gucs of • • • On the local market scene, When County Auditor Duke Kin- heavy butchers, 200-300 Ibs., top- ey recently undertook the job of ped at $13.95; veal calves brought opying the poll books alphabet!- up to $14; choice and medium ... ally by precincts, he met with an sheep, $11.25; no. 2 new white sheller of Belrnond unusual situation in the matter of corn, 82V 2 cents; no. 2 yellow ' names and political affiliations, corn, 71 cents; 27 Ib. test white For instance in Riverdale town- oats, 404 cents; no. 2 yellow soy- ship, when he reached the letter beans, $1.57; no. 3 barley, 48 ^ 1 president . of Minnesota and Earl A. J. (Arnie) Ricklefs Hospitalization Health & Accident Life — Auto — Fire — Hafl 2 E. State CY 4-4529 hold at There were barbcrf nresent 40 barbers present ™ ' •T v , he found 33 Thilges listed, .cents; extra eggs, 30 cents; sweet eoffee were servedbythchapter Not only that, no other name be- cream, 40 cents; and hens (if they coffee were served by the chapter, ginning with the letter T was weighed more than 5 Ibs.) brought found and all of the Thilges listed 17 Vi cents, were on the Democrat side of the ledger during the 1940 primaries. ALGONA INSURANCE AGENCY J. H. (Jim) KOLP Surety Bonds — All Lines of Insurance CY 4-3176 206 E. State Garfield Hustlers Garfield Hustlers 4-H met Mon- Workcrs in the annual Poppy day evening, May 7, at Wayne and NATIONAL EDITORIAL |AS(fpC&TlS>N NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE AmiTican Newspaper Representatives, Inc. 404 Fifth A vi', Now Yuik la, N. Y. One YL-.II Both AIR..M No M,ba, SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN TRADE AREA . s l no [>( I > l .11 . Sb UO lOi SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE AREA .H in. i J5 00 l«'i:> • i i-nriilm jjfi )i:.u . $7 00 li-aa 111.111 u mum! l OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST county recorder and the county auditor in the June primary. Merging of offices is urged to reduce cour house costs. Whether there would be much 01 any cost reduction is not known. If the recorder': office in Mahaska county is combined with th< auditor's office, the auditor's salary and that o the deputies will be automatically increasec 25' Where the offices now get by with one deputy, under the consolidation they would have two or possibly three. It is doubtful if the con solidahon would show any noticeable reduction in the court-house pay roll. The best test as to how much of a saving combining two offices would bring about would be to try the experiment in one or more counties. If Mahaska county favors the proposal, that county will be a sample for other counties to follow or to reject. « * * Evan Hultman, Iowa's attorney general, in coming out against liquor-by-the drink in Iowa (legally, that is) made one of the most remarkable statements of the current season, to wit: 'Everybody who wants a drink can get it now anyway from the many, many legitimate clubs." * * * A mother and her smgll dqughter werq attending a symphony concert. During a brilliant movement, the child, who was watching the conductor intently, whispered, "Mama, what makes the man so mad ? They're playing as fast as they can, aren't they ?" — Clarinda Herald Journal Here are the persons with the last Day drive for funds here reported Becky Banwarl's. Next month's name Thilges that he found: Ed- sales totaled $264.13 Saturday. A annual June tour was planned, ward, Peter N., Agatha, Rosena, total of 2500 poppies were sold, so Wayne Banwart gave a report on Harold, Anna, Henry, Roy, Marie, the average donation amounted to the control of pocket gophers, and Mike, Nick N., Al, Margaret, Bern- about 10 1 /-. cents. A hard-working Rich Banwart reported on the ard, Alfred, Walter, Agnes, Wil- crew of senior and junior workers Junior Leadership meeting held BLOSSOM INSURANCE AGENCY All Lines of Insurance Automobile - Furniture Loan 7 N. Dodge Phone CY 4-2735 Chiropractor Dz. D. D. Arnold Chiropractor Over Penney 1 * Oflice Phone — CY 4-3373 Hours: 0:00 — 5:00 Open Friday Night Monday—Wednesday—Friday Dr. William L. Clegg Chiropractor 521 E. State St. Hours: 9:00 — 6:00 thru Sat 9:00 — 9:00 Friday Ph. OH. CY 4-4877 Res. CY 4-3469 His Business Success Formula * . . "I NEVER LET A LOCAL NEWSPAPER GO TO PRESS WITHOUT HAVING MY FIRM NAME IN IT SOMEWHERE" — President Of Lprge Concern (Nome Furnished, on Request) THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES Reaching 6,000 Fgmiljes Eqch Lssue 10, YEARS mer, LeRoy, Oswald, Katherine, conducted the all-day drive. James, Joe, Bernard, Irene, Paul, Lawrence, Leonard, Leo, Eva, Emil, Emma and Casper. At the time of the check of the poll books, there were 147 persons voting Democrat and 17 voting Republican. Pratt Electric Co. of Algona had signed contracts recently for the electrical work on the new pro- flight school for the Navy Air Corps at Iowa City. Work to bo done was for a contract price of " " -INTHt at Algona, April 30. Impromptu speeches for the month were by Duane Metzger, and Victoria Bass. Lunch was served by Mrs. Albert Banwart. BOHANNON INSURANCE SERVICE 5 N. Dodge Phone CY 4-4443 Home - Automobile - Farm Polio Insurance i,»pru nn-« $6,000 and it was to he completed ALGONA LIPPLR DES in 45 days after priority numbers "^ i ' 1J ™ FROM THE FILES OF THE UPP1 May were obtained. , .... , , • The annual Imngton school pic- ,„ , ,, ., nic was held May 18 at Call State Six Algonans Chares McVay. p k hefe An ^ ward was j KOSSUTH MUTUAL INSURANCE ASSOCIATION Over $7^,000,000 worth of insurance in force. CY 4-3756, Lola Scuffham, Sec'y HERBST INS. AGENCY For Auto, House, Household Goods, and Many Other Forms. Phone CY 4-3733 Ted S. Herbs! Farm Bureau Mutual Ins. Co. Affiliated with Farm Bureau Auto (with $10 Deductible) Life - Hail - Tractor Phone CY 4-3351 Don Stark, Mgr. ° WloyC C " Boone, Eldon Lindslrom and to Donna Mae Hansen for not being absent or tardy for nine years, n t ft •, • **•& MU-J^-lll. \Jl I.UJUT t v/* juiiu i «.. u* .j t Bernard Green were awaiting or- ed another award went to R , ch . ders that would send them with a fld ^ u f readj the most construction company slated to books duri the Th wcre work on the Alaskan Road They esented by Mrs . Florence Lar, were among thousands of men £ nn ;.„., Mrs Mfl h P l Rcimrrs slated to work on the road. Mrs. Mabel Reimers, teachers, who also supervised the • • • picnic. Officers Art Moulds and Cecil ' * * McGinnis of the Algona police de- Things went a little differently partment arrested a man here at another area school. The Letts Saturday night after several mer- Creek 4-H club scheduled a meet- chants had complained about bad ing at Center school, but due to checks passed earlier in the day unforeseen happenings had to hold by the visitor. He entered a plea th e meeting outside the school In- of guilty in Justice Delia Welter's stead of inside, it seems a rather court and was given a 30-day jail smelly animal had made his sentence. He claimed to be work- home in the building for the past ing fpr an area farmer, but no week or so, making it impossible sign of an employer could be to go inside in comfort. The club found. held its meeting, complete with « « « demonstrations, etc., outside and Tin- lew a department of public had a good time, instruction was slated to hold a t t t meeting at Algona high school Madouna Mc(juire. daughter of May li9 for county chairmen and Mr. and Mrs. John McGuire, was local directors of the physical fit- named queen of the Algona high ness program. The purpose of the school band and was slated to meeting was to answer question.-) reign during the annual North and discuss problems in relation Iowa Band Festival June 10 a to the organization and promotion Mason City. She was a member of cf the physical fitness program in the marching and concert bands, the state. the glee club, was a cheerleader, THINGS NEED FIXING? UOCK-BOnOSf RATES, Harold C. Sundet DALE W, LOCKWOOO The Equitable'Life Assurance Society Of The United States Burt, Iowa Phone 201 DOCTORS MELVIN G. BOURNE, M. D. Physician & Surgeon 118 N. Moore St. Office phone CY 4-2345 Resident phone CY 4-2277 J. N. KENEFICK. M. D. Physician & Surgeon 218 W. State Street Office phone CY 4-2353 Resident phone CY 4-2314 CAROL L. PLOTT. M. P. 110 N. Moore Street Practice Limited to Surgery Ouice Hours by Appointment CYpress 4-4864 Office' CYprtss 4-4331 Residence JOHN M. SCHUTTER. M. D. Residence Phone CY 4-2335 DEAN F. KOQB. M. P. Residence Phone CY 4-4917 Physicians & Surgeons 220 No. Dodge, Algona Office Phone CY 4-4490 OPTOMETRISTS PH. L, L. 8NY05B Optometrist 113 East State Algcna . Telephone CY 4-2715 Closed Saturday Afternoons Our Ujw.swt, monthly repayable Hproe Im- provement lean pivo» you eaih to dp (Kg jcb paw. Slop by tedqy I HOME LOANS AND SAVING; SINCE 1917 HOME FEDERAL Savings & Loan Assn. Algona, Iowa HOME LOANS THAT HELP YOUR COMMUNITY TO CROW AND PROSPER A. MOEN Representing FEDERATED INSURANCE Modern One-Stop Insurance Service Business — Home — Car — Life Phone CY 4-4955 P.O. Box 337 Algotva, Ipwa JOHN T. TIELEBEIN Lutheran Mutual Life ins. Cp. "An old Line Legal Reserve Co." 114 So. Main Box 412 Algona, la. Ph. CY 4-4539 Farm Manpgemonl Cjjrttoo fvm 12 Vi N Podge Ph. CY 4-2891 Dr». SAWYER <w4 Eyes Examined. Contact Leose« Hearing Aid Glasses 9 east State Street Algona, Iowa Phone CYpress 4-2188 Hours: frQQ a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Close4 Saturday Afternoon! PR, C. M, O'CONNOR Optometrist Visual Anaylsis 4 Visual Training Contact Lenses 108 South Harlan St. (Home Federal Bldg.) PHPNB CTT4-874 DENTISTS PR. KARL B, H6| Office in Home Federal Office phone CY 4-4341 J. B. . Phont

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