The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 27, 1965 · Page 17
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, May 27, 1965
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ALOONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, MAY 27, 196$ A DAY TO REMEMBER QUITE A SESSION The 1965 assembly of the Iowa state legislature has been quite a session. For the first time in many, many years, all high state offices and a big majority of both the house and senate have been controlled by democrats. With the influx of brand new legislators and new upper echelon officials, It could be expected that there would be a lot of "catching up" to do, some good and some bad. With the exception of a garter snake being deposited in the desk drawer of one leg* islator, the current session has been without any large amount of horse play, In comparison with some previous sessions, such as the grand appearance of Zsa Zsa Gabor In legislative halls, implanting a few smack* here and there on surprised legislative faces. The tomfoolery has been missing, and pleasantly to. We were asked about a remark In last week's paper that "If the democrats want to make sure they lose the next state election* all they'll have to do Is pass a state withholding tax law, and then make tales return mandatory by the month instead of the quarter." Our Inquirer wanted to know If this meant we were deserting democratic ranks. No, it did not. But it' did Indicate that no matter what the party affiliation may be, anyone can find negative as well as positive results In any legislative session. Any new group of lawmakers just naturally has a wide variety of bills to offer, the pet projects that have been waiting a chance to be born, And so It happened. Efforts to enact an income tax withholding plan for Iowa are not new. They have been tried before, but failed. This time they seem likely to succeed. The major reason given by the state administration in asking for this is that too many are now escaping payment of state Income taxes, which compulsory withholding is expected to eliminate. Yet this is puzzling, too. State tax officials have many means of checking up on whether one does or doet not pay a state income tax. The chief method would be simply to compare state returns with federal returns, and the state has access to federal returns. But perhaps this has complications of which we are not aware. We do know, however, that compulsory state withholding will generate plerjty of III will, both from those having more Withheld from their pay checks, and those who have to compile and record one or more tet of records without even a mild thank you from any official source - and probably a few threats If you don't do It quick enough to satisfy some small bore desk clerk In a De* Molnes office. ..... • The federal government doesn't seem to let anyone escape paying federal Income taxes, and why the state should not be able to illE. Call Street-Ph. low* • iMued Tuesday and Thursday by IBB UPPER DBS MOINES PUBIJ8HING 00. R. B. WALLER, Editor * Publisher DON SMITH, Newi Editor BUSS KELLEY, Advertising JACK PURCELL, Foreman NATIONAL 0 IT OR I 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 ...—...M-OO Single Coplei HO SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE AREA One Year, In advance, Semi weekly .....90.00 No subscription leu than, a month*. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST copy the federal method we doh't know. The monthly sales tax returns, which also teem likely to become law, are not quite at bad at originally proposed. Unless you collect over $100 a month In sales tax, you still file quarterly, under the law heading toward passage, This will concern some, but will not change the sales tax reporting for a majority of butlnestet. Here again, business is burdened with a tax collecting and reporting fob, with no thanks from anyone in the process. We wonder just how much more actual clerical expense there will be on the state payroll In checking monthly sales tax returns as compared with quarterly returns? The controversial union shop legislation teems to be a dead duck for the current session, which will please a great many. It could have been worse. No political party has a monopoly on doing everything right or wrong. And It is healthy for the party In power to have a few critics from within its own membership. A QUEER SUGGESTION We often look with some skepticism at the "super patriots" who dote on flag waving as a means of gaining attention. But the other extreme might be cited. A woman legislator in Dei Molnes sought to eliminate by law, "American History" and "American Government" from courses of study BY NAME. In other words you could teach it, but you couldn't call it a course in American Government by that name. The lady legislator added that all schools will teach these courses anyway, and that they should, which it, indeed, nice to Tcriow. But why, for goodness sakes, not call the courses what they are? We might add that the move was defeated. IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE Congressman H. R. Gross 'Is a thorn Ir the side of the national congress, on man} an occasion. His voice, In fact, may often be the only one objecting to some piece of pork barrel legislation. We have admired, at times, his willingness to be counted against a meat* ure that his colleagues are all too eager to paw, at taxpayer expense. Then there comes an 18 million project to control flood waters around Waterloo, at federal expense, and Mr. Gross found him* telf In the unhappy situation of going against hit home district In the spending of IB million, or of giving approval to a gigantic ex- ipendlture of l dublous''value. He chose the lot- ter course, Indicating that political expediency still la an important factor In any decision. » • * THEY FARE QUITS WELL Orundy Center Register - Judget of the U. S. Supreme Court felt slighted latt year when they received a lower Increate In their •alary than members of congrett voted them* telvet. They are asking that the Congrett now In session add $3000 a year to the Increase of $4000 which wot voted to them latt year and brought their salary to $40,000 a year for the chief justice and $39,500 for the associate judget. Our tupreme court judges have been generoutly treated. In addition to their fat annual talory, their jobs last as long as they want to keep them, and after they retire their salary will continue as It was while they were serving on the bench. That relieves them entirely of all financial worries. While members of Congress voted them* telvet a liberal increate to bring their salary upwards of $30,000 a year, they have to run for re-election when their time It out and campaign expentet come high. And members of Congress when they retire receive a lower ' annuity than members of the supreme court. Their annuity is based on the number of years they served — but it it high enough to keep them from going on relief. We hear complaintt from government heads our government sett the salary of top ranking officials to low that it it not possible to get the best men to consent to take these positions. With salaries ranging from $30,000 to $40,000 a year, there will be no danger of not being able to get good men to accept these salaries and their responsibilities. FOR AND ABOUT TEENAGERS by C. D. Smith Girls Say Boys Pick On Them K ON .SOMEONE ELSE ... THE WEEK'S LETTER: "I have a real problem for you. My problem is boys. A couple of boys in my room are always getting after my girlfriend and me. We hate these boys and have told them so, yet they still keep pick- on us. We tell them to pick on someone else, but they say they allergic to other girls. How can we get them off our minds? We hate them all." , OUR REPLY: Many of your schoolmates would probably be happy to exchange places with you. More often the complaint of teenage girls is that they get no attention at all from boys. Actually, the boys are not really "picking on you." They ire just trying for attention and, because they are just boys, they got this attention by teasing you and your girlfriend. You shouldn't hate them for it. They probably don't tease you because they dislike you: instead it is because they do like you ... otherwise they would pay you no attention. If they "picked on" girls just for the fun of it, they would give their attention to other girls as well. You and your girlfriend can adjust to their teasing. Begin by recognizing that it is done good- naturedly. Po not let them know that it annoys you so much. Ignore them if you wish — but don't tell them that you hate them. This only brings on more teasing, whatever their purpose. The best way to stop their attentions, if you want to stop them, is to convince them that they are just wasting their time. Mm WWt 19 MEMORIAL DAY beat Tta muffled drum's sad roll has The soldier's last tattoo i No mpre pn Life's parade shall meet On T Ar»c ml brave and fallen few. Bme's eternal camping ground, ejr silent lents are spread, glory guards, with solemn round, The bivouac of the dead. (1820-1867) FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES May 26, 1955 Fourteen hardy members of the Seneca Saddle Club began a 100-mile trip on horseback to Cherokee. The group, complete with chuck wagon, left the etoh grounds at the Algona Airport and headed down highway IB toward Emmetfburg, .ProtJiJons) tor tfir entire tour were packed into 'the chuck wagon and two* the riders, Ellen and Eleanor Witham, agreed to be cook*. - o A tentative program for the dedication and open house at the new Kossuth county courthouse, scheduled for June 5, was announced by S. D. McDonald, chairman of the Kossuth county board of supervisors. Six bands from the county would participate, Algona, Burt, Grant, Lakota, Tltonka and Whittemore high school. - o From Odds and Ends: An unusual event happened last week at the Wesley high school when a set of triplets received their diplomas. The triplets were Dixie, Donna and Dennis Seefeld, children of Mr. and Mrs. Leander Seefeld. Dixie would like to be a nurse. Donna is engaged to be married, Dennis hope to farm. - o The waters of the Des Molnes River below Algona were the cleanest they had been since white men settled here, and it was all due to the operation of the town's newest addition, a gigantic sewage treatment plant. The plant had been in operation since May 17. Jim Egll was plant manager. -, o - From the Sexton news; Fred Jennings must be good to his livestock. One of his pigs resisted being loaded on a truck so strongly one hot day that it died rather than leave its home. . o • Mr. and Mrs. Everett Anderson, Algona, held open house following the graduation of their son Phil from high school. Among those In attendance were Mr, and Mrs. Holman Anderson, Clarion. Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Kurtz- laben, Titonka, were parents of twin baby girls born at the Buffalo Center hospital, . o - Track activity at Algona high school wound up as Bill Moxley won the fourth annual decathlon event with a 71 point total. Moxley, Junior letter winneft took firsts in the discus and shot put, and tied for first in the 100- yard dash. "A Hat for Mother" was the title of the play given by Troop 9 of the Girl Scouts at the Congregational church. In the cast were Janice Bode, Patty Cowan, Pamela Waller, Diane Besch, Midge Williams and Mary Ann Bradley. Mrs. NitaKolpandMrs. Joan Diamond were troop leaders. - o Mr. and Mrs. John Bailey, Fenton, were planning to remodel their store. New shelves were to be Installed and another refrigeration unit was to be added In the grocery department. - o Barbara Mino, Swea City, had been given scholarships amounting to $400 by the American Baptist convention and the Baptist college at Sioux Falls, S.D. Barbara graduated with honors at the Grant township school. - o Mrs. Dwlght Ruse, Mrs, Victor Fitch, Korene and Judy, Portland twp., had recently spent an afternoon at the George Hix home and had also called at the Hazel Carroll home. 20 YESES AG0 INTHI. FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES May 24,1945 Bob Nealy of Nealy Hardware at Burt was going to be on ms guard for burglars the next time May 22 rolled around. For the second consecutive time, the Nealy Hardware had been broken into and robbed May 22. The last robbery netted the thief $17 or $18. - o Word was received here that John Spongberg, son of Harry Spongberg, local mail carrier, had been released from a German PW Camp and was on his way home. John was one of the first Kossuth boys to be captured by the enemy while serving in the Army in Africa. - o About 35 Boy Scouts from Algona troops 71,72 and 29 attended the Five Island Camporee at Medium Lake, Emmetsburg. - o Second Lt. Mary G. McEvoy was enroute to a U.S. Army Station hospital somewhere in France after having served in" England for some time. Lt; McEvoy, daughter of Mrs. Katherine McEvoy, Algona, was a '38 graduate of St. Cecelia Academy. - o Mrs. Esther Skow and Harold and Mrs. Skew's mother, Mrs. Nils Johnson, all of Wesley, attended graduation exercises of their niece and granddaughter, Marine Bentele at Woden. - o Notes from the grade school in Burt: The third and fourth grades bought a total of $220.70 worth of stamps and bonds during the year; Jerry Torgenson and Rochelle Andrews were neither absent nor tardy during the year; 5th and 6th grades bought a total of $132.85 worth of stamps for the year; Doris Kickland was neither absent nor tardy during the year; and Yvonne Dltsworth had perfect spelling lessons for the school year. - o Lloyd Berkland, Fenton, suffered a painful accident when the thumb of his left hand became pinned between the tractor and drag draw bars. It was cut and badly crushed. - o s Joyce Nitz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Nltz, Ledyard, fell while playing with a group of children on some large tiles piled on Main street and chipped the bone in her elbow. Her arm had been put in a cast. - o Albert Bosnia arrived for a 30-day furlough with his wife and parents in Lakotav Harry was In Hawaii, but was returned to the states because of his health and bad been in a hospital In Texas. - o Louise Marie, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Faul- stlch was baptized at the home of Victor's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Faulstich, Lotts Creek. Louis Marie was born on her great grandmother Faulstich's birthday and was baptized In the dress her mother had worn at her baptism. - o A good neighbor act was performed for Robert Kain, Plum Creek farmer, when nearby farmers went to his farm and got 100 acres of ground ready for planting soy beans and corn and also planted the corn. Robert had been ill with a strep throat infection. - o Mrs. Roy Jensen, Lone Rock, entertained in honor of the birthdays of Mesdames Henry Mont- CROSSWORD PUZZLE LAST WEEKS ANSWER ,_ ACROSS 1. African tree 6. Merganser B. Fleahy fruit* 10. LBJ, for instance 18, Genua of crustacean* 18. Roman magistrate M. Heart* Iff. Cared for medically 16. Muaic note 17. Outer husk IB. Greek Uland: FOBS. ao. —of Wight 24. Spooky 95. Poplar tree 26. Slave 37. Giant*: Gr. myth. 28. Bazaars 80. At home 31. Affixes 84. Mother of Irish gods 89. Farmers' organization 36. Arabian chieftain 87. Candle . 88. Came up 'tf.Mlif Astor ,^40. Not cold 3. Manny meadow 4. Equally 5. Metal 6. Olympic champion* 7. Egres* 8. Mark on skin from whip 9. Punctures 11. Mr. Sparks 13. God of war: Gr. 15. Pronoun 17. Starch, for one 19. Blunder 21. Resort 22. A development of Marxism 23. Entrap 26. Affected manners 27. Surge 29. Wrathful 31. Agent: abbr. 32. English baby carriage 33. Member of the family ME1SHH I3HM wraaraHra HMHM Brawn* HEIHBH man wwura HII wwsra MMBDH HI3@SH IBIUE1H HIJHB HHBGSHH MHH OHBISS 34. God of love: Rom, 36. Epoch 38. Word of protest J. Receiver of en honor t. Lfftveout 16' ti !5 n V) THE CAS! FOR ANNUITIES — WHAT THEY DO AT AGE 63 Vf any responsible life insurance iTi executives think you're missing a bet in planning your retirement finances unless you pick up an annuity or two. Lite Insurance companies sell annuities,- so it can be presumed they would have more than a passing interest in the matter. But they make three interesting points. Annuities, they explain: !„ Provide an income that you can't outlive; 2. Tell you exactly what your income will be and when you will get it; 3. And let you forget the whole thing. The last point has become a major factor in the selling of annuities. Once you buy an annuity, and turn your money over to the Hfe Insurance company — or whoever sells it — you can fold your tent. All the worrying over where to invest the money in order to guarantee your monthly check is now up to the annuity company. In fact, it woudn't want you to worry and wouldn't listen to you if you did. It probably has a staff of some of the finest investment experts, in the country. It also has — and feels — a terrible responsibility, because If the life insurance companies in this country ever failed • we all would be moving back into caves. In the main, annuities are confusing to people of retirement age There are too many different kinds, and too many options. An executive of the Southwestern Life Insurance Company, Joe N. McKlnney, offers a chart to explain them. A man at age 65, he says, can pay a single premium of $10,000 and get the following: 1. A life annuity of $68.70 a month with 10 years certain. This means the person will get the payment as long as he lives, but If he should die early, payments would be continued for 120 months in any event; 2. A life annuity of $66.07 a month with installment refund. This also guarantees the payments for life. But if the total payments prior to death are less than the $10,000 investment the balance will be paid to beneficiaries in continuing income; 3. A life annuity of $64.96 a month, with cash refund. This provides the payment for life, but if the total payments prior to death are less than the invest-, ment the balance will be paid to beneficiaries in a lump sum; 4. A life annuity of $73.69 a month. This guarantees payments for a lifetime, but no payments are made after death. , The cost of an annuity, and what it will offer, vary from one company to another. Mr. McKinney's program, while less costly than some, is fairly typical of what the better life insurance companies offer. • N.w OOIDEM YEARS M-p««. fcwU.1 now nadf. S*nd Me In coin (no*taBpO> lo C8PS Box 1171. Orand C«ntal Station. N.w York. IT. N.Y. gomery and Alfred Krueger. - o Judge H. E.Narey, Spirit Lake, was to be the Memorial Day speaker In Algona. The parade .and services at the cemetery were under the auspices of the local Legion and VFW posts. - o - Cpl. Fred E. Kent. Jr., was a member of the 601st Ordnance Base Armament Battalion - among the best "Mr. Fixits" on the Western Front' Their job was to assemble new equipment and servicing' and rebuilding war-torn weapons, CpL Kent had been oversea* three years. - o The New Cau Theater was featuring Mickey Rooney and Elizabeth Taylor in "National Velvet/* Professional Directory INSURANCE INVESTORS 111.- \l 1' I. M.ih- Al.i.ON \ IN'.I II \\( I |{s||- II I) si 1!\ K I s |\<<l \ I ,• ."i., '.' ,111 1!.,\ i, DENTISTS III u-,M(\i i\s| K \\( i; \(.i N( y ( ii'lll I .ll III' III .1111 I 1 V N l>n<ljy ."1:1 .' HOII \\\()\ INSI It \N( I! M-.K\ K i; 0 N Ito.U'r :"i. ', llomr Aiiti.m.iliilr I-.11 I'»! n) Jn in ,iii< i F.irm Ins ( OPTOMETRISTS \\ I KM KSON ,, , INI r M All. i iiu,.ir, Dlf ( M. 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