The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 28, 1962 · Page 10
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 10

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, August 28, 1962
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2-Algono (la.) Upper Des Moines Tuesday, August 28, 1962 flestllomes HE "DID SOMETHING" ABOUT IT (If you think that in the general course of things, you as an individual "can't do much about it" we invite you to read this stimulating comment by a well-known writer.) By ROBERT d my big mouth ther day when I n, Wis., where a My heart leaped up cried a loud "Hooray!" th clocked a piece out of Ma gentleman named Mr. Clarence O'Brien won a nine-year legal fight not to pay a $1 (that's right, one dollar) parking fee which, in his conscience, he felt to be unjust. He took the battle all the way to the Wisconsin Supreme Court, which reversed earlier opinions and upheld my hero, Mr. Clarence O'Brien. Clarence I never met, but I will bet you he is a little terrier of a man, cut to the lines of my Uncle Rob, who once came out publicly against Santa Claus. Betcha Clarence is bald or balding, with a tobacco-strained mustache and a reedy voice. Betcha also that Clarence wears the pants in his wigwam, and is respected in the community. My man tangled with what he considered to be morally wrong in 1953 —significantly on July 4, which I believe means something in our history—when he found that a parking lot attendant had made off with his car keys. The parking lot owner charged Clarence an extra buck for the involuntary deposit of his car overnight in the lot, and Clarence said, hell, no, I ain't a-gonna pay. This one-buck battle has been in and out of the courts since, with Clarence, a lawyer, standing firmly on his rights. Now he won it by taking it all the way to the top, which opens the road for our message for today. All too often we allow ourselves to be pushed around by petty clerks, by bullying cops, by pipsqueak government officials, by bus drivers, cab drivers, rude salesmen in stores, politically appointed magistrates in kangaroo traffic co'urts, and all the rest of the little people who get even with the world by being, you should pardon the expression, snotty. We permit this because it's easier to say, "Oh, well, what can you do? You can't fight city hall." In point of fact there IS something you can do. You can report the insolent to his tu'periors, and have the bum fired. You can •ile written complaints. Occasionally you can punch somebody in the nose. You can raise a little loud hell with the rude waiter or the surly cabbie, and generally you can make it stick. Offhand I would say I tip too liberally. So when a taxi driver fails to thank me, I just leave the back door of the cab open. This makes the driver get out of the car and walk around to close the door, while horns blow and policemen wax furious. When a cab driver cuts me off at an intersection, I commonly open his door and walk through the back of his cab, leaving both doors open, irrespective of the horrified looks of his passengers. Another chronic dissenter I know, chap named Ralph Brooks, is currently carrying on a magnificent vendetta with the American Express Company over a matter of 53 cents. American Express claimed Brooks didn't pay a tab for $27.24, and he had the cancelled check to prove he had paid this miniscule amount. The company kept bugging Brooks for payment, so he had the check photostated, cost of 53 cents, and sent the photostat off to American Express. Now Brooks is bugging American Express. He wants his 53 cents back. If you say this sort of thing is silly for adults to indulge in, I will file a dissenting opinion. Nothing is silly if it bolsters up human dignity, if it maintains manhood in the breast of all of us Caspar Milquetoasts who are preyed upon daily by a vast horde of people who use their petty positions and their own dissatisfactions to work out on innocent victims. * * * POTENT POLITICAL ISSUE Grundy Center Register — The editor of the Red Oak Express says he is in favor of a liquor by the drink law in Iowa, but he is opposed to such a law when it is proposed by a democratic candidate for governor. He says that the liquor by the drink proposal should not be made a SCHOOL'S . Drive Carefully .- • ' • '• ' ' i .^^^^^^^^. ' W Kossuth county during the past year, was scheduled to report Monday morning for officer's training in the U.S. Navy at Notre Dame University. He left Friday for his home in Minnesota for a short visit before leaving for Indiana. exactly how many times Mr Smith had won the championship. 1 » • « "King Kong" was making a comeback at the Algona theater. The thriller, which had been shown in theaters around the world for many years, featured Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong and Bruce Cabot. Other movies scheduled here were "Girl In White" with June Allyson and "Just This Once" with Janet Leigh and Peter Lawford. * * * The stock cars put on quite a show at the fairgrounds Sunday afternoon. During the main event, officials had to dash for cover when one car crashed into the end of their platform and another flew right over it. The 32 cars that saw action during the day were involved in so many scrapes and wrecks that about half that number were running at the end. A total of 20 cars started in the feature, and 14 managed to make it to the third re-start. Fortunately, there were no driven; injured. Street and sidewalk improvement were on the agenda at Fenton. Re-grading and graveling of streets had already been started, and it was hoped the entire job could be completed by early fall. « * * Several hundred area persons visited Central Motors during its grand opening celebration here Friday. Free coffee and doughnuts were served all day and Danny Long, Algona, won the door prize, a clock-radio. timbia, Mo., this fall when the independent residential college for women starts classes Sept. 17. Before the fall term begins, Ruth, who holds a campus office, will arrive for a two-day Student Lenders' Workshop Sept. 7-f). CATFISH A 32-pound catfish measuring 4f> inches long was caught recently on the Mississippi River near the Bellevue Locks by C. L. Doty of Andrew and his son-in-law, Robert Varlcy of Dubuque. The fish, which required 50 minutes to land was caught on a trebel 12 hook and an 8 pound test line. Mr Doty, who has fished for 35 years, says the 32 pounder is the largest and heaviest he ever landed on hook and line. No other country compares with the U.S. in the weekly newspapers field. The weeklies in this nation reign supreme in number, size and quality. There are about 8,300 weeklies, varying in size from a few hundred to 15,000 subscribers. They have a combined circulation of over 21,000,000 and an estimated readership of 80,000,000. FROM THE FILES OF THE ALGONA CPPER DES MOINES SEPT. 1, 1942 political issue, but that it should be submitted to a vote of Iowa people. All proposed laws that are to be decided by the governor and political. One of our our legislature become candidates for governor ifpprr jtlrs HI E. O.:i Street— Ph. CY 4-3535— Algona. Iowa Second class postage paid at Algona. Iowa THE Issued Tuesday in 1962 By UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B WALKER. Editor & Publisher DON SMITH. Niws Editor MERLE PRATT. Adverting Mgr JACK PURCELL. Foreman Sheriff Art Coglny was called to Titonka Friday morning following the discovery that three business places there had been broken into some time during the preceding night. At the French Lumber Co., YEARS) AGO: j IN TM* NATIONAL EDITORIAL 11 mi NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE American Newspaper Representatives, Inc 404 K.:-.h Ave. New Yoilt 18, N. Y. .SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN TRADE AREA MI- V«- • SUBSCRIPTION *»•'• Y. ., . ., .,., , ., , 51 00 SbOO RATES OUTSIDE AREA ,, OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST VWWWWVWWV ^^ is outspokenly in favor of a liquor by the drink law. The other candidate has not decided what he would do if the liquor by the drink law came up to him. Our laws come up through political channels. Our liquor laws are no exception. Since a change in our liquor law has come to the front and become an important issue in our election in Iowa in November, candidates for the next legislature and governor should let the voters know before the next election what they will do if the proposal for a change in the liquor Jaw should come up fo them. * * * ARE WE REALLY GRATEFUL? Renwick Times — All too often we go around hanging our heads down and complaining about things and feeling that the "guy next door" is doing better than us. Lucky is the man who catches himself thinking of these things and even luckier is the man who recognizes the bounty that the Lord has heaped upon him. Especially here in the State of Iowa. Envy and greed are vicious things to grasp a man. They destroy from within and dim his outlook on life. If a person can have his health, feed his family and earn a living he should be most thankful for this alone. Millions of people throughout the world are starving, under clothed and have no shelter from which to escape the elements. What must they think of us — and can you blame them? A business executive knows a little something about a lot of things, a technician knows everything about something, and if you liMc.i to the teenagers in the family you are convir, \-i they know it all. — The Moville Record * * * My neighbor says that I can borrow his lawn mower this year, just as long as I don't take it out of his yard. - The Mapleton Press * * * Diplomacy in the old school was the art of giving a hand without a handout. — The Stacyv.lle Monitor. * * * The trouble with punctuality is there is nobody there to appreciate it. - The Adair News. «/WVWVWVVV\<VWWWWVW the thief, or thieves, took $11.84 from the cash drawer, but didn't take anything from the safe, which was open. At the North Iowa Grain elevator office, there was no cash available, so the thieves got no- FROM THE FILES OF THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES SEPT. 2, 1952 The Kossu'.h County Fair board was considering whether or not to bring suit against a circus, which had signed a contract to thing there. At the Farmers Elevator. S2 in pennies was taken, Sheriff Cogley figured the culprits appear Here one day, fur non- were old hands at breaking and fulfillment of the contract. On entering, as they "borrowed" the July 28, a representative of the best tools for the job from the rail- circus signed an agreement with road section tool house and used them to pry their way into three firms. having quite a time fiTling the vacancy of superintendent of schools at Corwith. Everett Holliday had been hired by the school board to serve in the post, which became vacant at the end of the I'M 1 -12 school *'ear. However. L. W. Nitchals, secretary of the the Fair board, and the circus agreed to pay $125 rental for the fairgrounds for an afternoon and eve- nlng performance. The circus faif- ed to pay the rental fee and didn't show up in Algona at all — instead playing at Fort Dodge on the day set nere. Creamery officials from seven Mr Holliday in turn resigned to counties were going to meet in Algona Sept. ,'i. It was one of IU..L i.iecung.s to be held in the state, and discussion of creamery opera lion was to be on the agenda. enter the army and J. Worth Miller was to have charge of the school until other arrangements could oo made. FEDERAL LAND BANK ASSOCIATION * of Algona ANNOUNCES A DIVIDEND ° fuDircec !° rs declared this dividend following receipt of divi- he ^»ab ished uc "' with NI) BANK LOANS on laml — No commissions qr renewals PAYMENT IN ADVANCE ANY TIME WITHOUT PENALTY ADAPTABILITY TO CHANGING NEEDS ^fcNALTY. LOW PAYMENTS, and other advantages.' For information on FKDKKAL LAM) HANK far see or write us at . . m loam;, I FEDERAL LAND ( BANK ASSOCIATION South of Penneys in Algona (Preferably Mondays er Wednesdays) E. H. HUTCHINS, Manager STELLA MAE BREEN Ass't Mor LARRY SEVERSON, Field Au't. Twrlvo Kossulh county \»uirj women were entered in Ihe milkmaid contest during ihc KosMith County Fair Tuesday night. Winner of the covued title wa.s \m., Preston of Swca I'KV. who managed to i-fjuee/.c out a v:c'ory uuh 1K.6 pounds. Lvla Priebe,' Ban croft was .second with i:j !i pounds. Both broke the exiting record here, which was lister! at 13 5 pounds. Each contestant was allowed three minutes milking time and amounts of milk ran from tin' winner's total down to 5.4 poun.l Thai was a contest where pull vva- a definite help. * * * Algona's Spanish War veti-nuii wen- planning to attend a pict, ; , for members cf 'hat organizatii 'al Boom- Sept. f, Member.- fro' the Fort Dodge anu Boone c-:m^ were promoting the ncnic. « « • I .S. War liniid and stamp salts by the crew at the Algona liquor store during August topped any previous month since December l'J41, according to official figure,. In August, totals looked like this -bonds, ll.fiso, and stamps. $%o SO. li brought the total here lu •S50.IJ71 71) al the local store, which tupped the stale practically each month since ihe outbreak of World War II. • « » The program of movies slated to -how al Algona's theaters <'ui- mg Ihe week wa.s topped by ".MM MiniM-r starring Crei r Garson and Waller Pidgeon. Other features included "The Magnificent Dupe' with Henry Fonda, l>nn Ban. Don Ameche and Ed war I l-.ven.-U Hoi-ton and "Wild Cee.,1- Calling" with Henry Fonda .loan Bennett. Warren William, Una n and Barton Macl.ane Anton Anderson, SO, one of Algona's best - known citizen.s, died iollowing a two-year illness. Mr Anderson retired in 1U41 after operating a meal market and grocery store for 5i years here. He was survived by his wife and five children, including three living here. * * « Mr and Mrs Maurice Reding 01 Irvingion had five children. .\'ow Ihe fact they had five Kiddies was nut especially "news-worthy, but the fact that ail five wera under two years of age made their family one of note. Mr and Mrs Reding had twins, Mary and Larry, who, were at the time 20 months old, and I. i.ilels, Jane, Joan and Jean, eight months D. P. .smith, li:;. showed the younger golfers a thing or two when he annexed the Algona Country Club championship with a 1- up victory over Jerry Ferris. He won the match with terrific approach shots and putts. Ferris was one-up at the end of nine holes and two-up after 18. The match was even after 27 and deadlocked again after 33. Ferris missed u four foot putt on the final hole and the older man calmly sunk his to win the match. Nobody knew LABOR SUPPORTS A FARM PROGRAM Editor, Upper Des Moines: It has become almost a matter of routine for the other Algona paper to editorially assail organized labor and attempt to place it in the role of an enemy of the farmer and farm programs. The fact that labor has consistently supported programs for REA, soil conservation, agricultural credit, and farm price supports for some 30 years is completely ignored. Recently the National Farm Organization staged a protest against the report issued by the Committee for Economic Development advocating a drastic reduction in price supports and the reduction of the agricultural work force by i/:i. The very'same clay I read in the August Industrial Union Department Bulletin an attack on the very same report that our local farmers were protesting. This represents an official policy statement of the AFL-CIO. Price support programs geared to the family type of farm enterprise as opposed to the continued concentration of land in the hands of a few and (if corporation enterprises have also Ij.-en consistently endorsed by the Railroad Brother hoods, and bv the United Auto Workers of America. Orpani/en labi r tully recognizes the inter-dependence between the farmer who produces food and fiber and thj worker who produces the various goods the farmer needs. Contrary to the statements made in the other paper, a political alliance between the farmer and labor in the coming campaign is both logical and necessary. 1 .submit that the record shows that labor-endorsed candidates serve agriculture better than the business endorsed corporation lawyers who now represent us. As for our Congressmen, nothing need be added to Mr Patterson's letter of last week. Richard D. Palmer IMPERIAL FINANCIAL SERVICES Investment Securities and Mutual Funds WE OFFER AS AN EXAMPLE: Affiliated Fund Broad Street Investing Corp. Chemical Fund Electronics Investment Corp. Fidelity Capital Fundamental Investors Fidelity Trend Massachusetts Inv. Trust Imperial Fund, Inc. National Investors Keystone Custodian Funds Wellington Fund Imperial Capital Fund HANDLING 100 MUTUAL FUNDS All Offerings By Prospectus LESLIE C. LARSON Kingston", Iowa PHONK - Volunteer G-OM8 REPRESENTING IMPERIAL FINANCIAL SERVICES \VAYZATA BLVD. Minneapolis, Minn. Professional Directory INSURANCE A. J". (Arnie) 'Kit-kiefs Hospitalization Health & Accident Life — Auto — Fire — Hail 2 E. State CY 4-452 ALGONA INSURANCE AGENCY J. R. (Jim) KOLP Surety Bonds — All Lines Of Insurance CY 4-:H7fi 200 P. Stale ULOSSOM INSURANCE AGENCY All Lines of Insurance Automobile — Furniture Loan 7 N. Dodge CY 4-27:!.") Chiropractor "'>'-" Dr. D. D. Arnold Over Pcnney's Office Phone — CY 4-.'!373 Hours: !l:(!0 — 5:00 Open Friday Night Monday—Wednesday—Friday Dr. William L. Clegg 521 E. Stale St. Hours: !i 00 — (i:()0 thru Sat. 0:00 — '.1:00 Friday Ph. Off. CY 4-1677 Res. CY 4-34G9 DOCTORS ROIIANNON IVSCKANCE SERVICE 5 N. Dodge Phor.?; CY 4 • 143 Home — Automobile — Fai n Polio Insurance KOSSITII MtTt'AI. INSl'K \.\CE ASSOCIATION Over $74,000,000 worth of insurance in force. C'Y 4-3750. Lola Scufftiam, See'y IIEKKST INS. AGENCY For Auto, House, Household Goods, and Many Other Forms. Phone CY 4-3733 Ted S. Jlrrbst MEI.VIN G. ROCRNK, M. D. Physician & Surgeon 113 N. Moore St. Office phone CY 4-2315 Resident phone CY 4 2277 J. N. KKNKHCK. M. "it. Physician & Surgeon 2I!1 W. State Siivet Office Phone CY 4-2:!53 Resident Phone CY 4 2014 CAROL L. PLOTT. M. D. no N. Moore St. Prac'.icc Limited to Surgery Office Hours by Appointment CYpress 4-4(l(i4 Office CYpress 4-4331 Residence United Fund Jack Chri.schilles was elected by the directors to fill a vacancy during a meeting of the budget committee of the United Fund of Algona recently. Perry Collins is president of the organization. To Workshop Farm Hurraii Mutual Ins. Co. Affiliated with Farm Bureau Auto (with $10 Deductible) Life - Hail — Tractor Phone CY 4-3351 Don Stark, Mgr. ROCK-BOTTOM 1 RATES Harold C. Suiulet CY 4-23-11 Ruth Van Buren, Algona, will be attending Stephens College in Col- rtu r«»« MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE HUIBUCE CCWtin ' WVVVW » A ' WVWW ^^ new in [he way of school hours was announced ai l.u Verne During the \\i-\2-\A srhool >eaj. si iiixjl sessions wwe to .a 10 a m. and rwi until 4:50 •Mtli iio(,n recess from 1 to 2 Ihe i hange wa.s .'nude MJ bu- ouiil make their trips in das * < » \ lijusliom lainilv iciiii iield .Sunday al Fun Dodge '•nding from liii, ;,rca W'.TC (^linten. Roy, Cecil an,! A liju.slroin families. l-x I>AL1<: W. LOCKWOOI) The Equitable Life Assurance Society Of The United States Hurt, Iowa Phone 201 K1C11 \RL> A. MOEN Representing FEDERATED INSURANCE Modern One-Stop Insurance Service Business — Home — Car — Life Phone CY 4-4'J55 P.O. Box 3ii7 Algona, Iowa JOIIN T. TIKI.KIUaM Lutheran Mutual Life Ins. Co. "An old Line Legal Reserve Co." 114 So. Main Box 412 Algona, la. Ph. CY 4-4539 JOHN M. SCIIUTTKR, M. I). Residence Phone CY 4-2335 11KAN F. KOOI1. M. I). Physicians & Surgeons 220 No. Dodge, Algona Office Phone CY 4-44SW Residence Phone CY 4-4U17 OPTOMETRISTS DR. L. I.. SNYDKU 113 East State Algona Telephone CY 4-2715 Closed Saturday Afternoons prs.r SAWVKR and KIUCKSON Eyes'Examined — Contact Lenses Hearing Aid Glasses : 0 Kast State Street I'hone CYpress -l-21!Mi Hours: !):()() a.m. to 5 1)0 p.m. Closed Saturday Afternoons DR. C. M. O'CONNOR Visual Anaylsis & Visual Training Contact Lenses loll South Harlan St. (Home Federal Hklg.) PHONE CY 4-3743 DENTISTS Farm Management Carlson m, Management Company N Dodge Ph. CY 4-i UK. KARL B. HOFFMAN Office in Home Federal Bldg. Office phone CY 4-4341 MISCELLANEOUS Credit fiureau uf Kossuth County Collectrite Service Factbilt Keports Phone 294-3182 — Algona, la.

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