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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, January 10, 1957
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r 2-Algona (lo.) Upper Del Mointt Thursday, January 10, 1957 1AL, PAGE Be$ttlcrae$ NEW MIDDLE EAST POLICY? The President proposes that Congress give him (1) authority to use armed forces at his discretion to halt Communist aimed aggression in the Middle East area, and that (2) more money for economic aid to the Middle East be provided, to be used at his discretion. Even the Wall Street Journal declares: "To give any President, even one so respected and trusted as Mr Eisenhower, that kind of a blank check would be a very dangerous business." * The Administration proposal has been made entirely outside of the United Nations. There are two strange things about the President's proposals. First, only a few years ago when the U. S. acted as a member of the United Nations to stop aggression in Korea, this was denounced by leading GOP spokesmen as "immoral." Second, if it is now necessary for us to take such a drastic step and make such a drastic commitment in the Middle East, it is a self-admission that our current foreign policy has been a failure. Both of these factors are conveniently overlooked. Until recently. Great Britain dominated the Middle East. In the last year the British influence has waned, and what has been termed a "power vacuum" has developed. Ike's plan is to thrust the United States into the place formerly occupied by Britain, and to prevent Russia from making the same move. There are many debateable points. The "Eisenhower Doctrine" is no guarantee against Soviet aggression, and can do nothing to stop Communist infiltration, subversion or shipments, of arms to Middle East countries. It does nothing to solve the real problems of the Middle East, which inclucle settlement of differences between the Arab nations and Israel, the future of the Suez canal, and it does nothing to keep Egypt and Syria from falling under Soviet influence. One of the basic and unspoken reasons for President Eisenhower's proposal that we adopt a mailed fist policy in the Middle East is oil. It is possible that the President himself does not fully realize just how his administration has been manipulated in an effort to protect investments in oil in that area. At least there has been no reference at all to the influence of oil on our foreign policy. The fear of our oil companies, who have many billions of dollars invested in Middle East oil properties, is that the Arab nations will move to nationalize those properties, which contain two thirds of the free world's oil. The President is undoubtedly most sincere in his requests for unlimited power to use military force and economic funds as he sees fit in dealing with any Middle East crisis. But before the power is granted, it is worth a great deal of debate and study. We are proposing a move independent of all allies and the United Nations, and giving to one man the power of action which could engage us by the stroke of a pen in Middle East military action. * . * . * THE CROWN PRINCE It is no secret, now, that Vice President Richard Nixon is the "crown prince" in line for succession to the presidency in I960. He is now making the Administration's foreign policy speeches and acting as foreign ambassador. Political insiders in Washington are convinced that the two developments are merely the beginning of a determined effort by Eisenhower to insure that Nixon is his successor as the Republican presidential candidate in 1960. The theory is that the Democratic party will suffer a serious split before 1960 between its conservative and liberal elements and that the Republicans, with a proper build-up for Nixon, can waltz down the middle aisle with ease. CS 111 E. Ppill Street—Phone 1100—Algona, Iowa Entered as second class matter at Ihe postoffice at Algona, Iowa, under Act of Congress o£ M0rch 3. 1879. Issued Thursdays in 1957 By THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO, R. B. WALLER, Managing Editor C. S. ERL'ANDER, Advertising Manager NATIONAL M)!TORI_AJ. TATUD J T Af fill ATE MEMBf* MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS Weekly Newspei*er Representatives, Inc. 404 Fifth Ave., New York 18, N. Y. Ji. Michigan, Chicago i. III. IN KOSSUTH CO. *3-"> AUona p»jKMrs. u> combination, per year . $5.00 c$»te>* -- r. •- io«- SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH ¥*Wt b» o4v*aoe -- . «i.oo AUtUfflfl JWJXWfc in vombuuiUun, one \i-4i 1 aUi*,. RATES A«tv*rttiin». per inch «s.v , SITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER PARKING METERS PAID OFF In September of 1954 the much discussed - and cussed - municipal parking meters began operation in Algona. Last week the final payment on the parking meters was made by the City of Algona. Now we own 'em. We have reached the conclusion that the parking meters are probably here to stay. It will interest former mayor Linda Clapsaddle to know that a little over two years later we have arrived at this conclusion. That does not, of course, mean that we basically agree wholeheartedly with meters, but it can be interpreted to mean that after due trial and a practically complete collapse of opposition to the critters, we are willing to concede that they will probably adorn the business section of the community for a considerable length of time. Between the meters and the fines they brought in, almost $5,000. was derived in city revenue for 1956, not a bad sum to be obtained for parking privileges, but not anywhere near the ten to twelve thousand that was estimated originally. , Now that we own the meters, however, and all revenues will go to the city, might we suggest that insofar as it is possible, surplus meter revenue from here on out could provide a fund with which the city might some day acquire another municipal parking lot. If so, nobody — not even the most rabid of us who were originally opposed to the meters, — can say that they were or are completely detrimental. * * * THEY VOTED AGAINST BENSON Grundy Center Register — Only one farm and landowner out of six voted in favor of the soil bank plan. That doesn't mean that large a portion of our farmers are opposed to the soil bank, but that they were opposed to giving;Secretary Benson almost absolute authority to "set up a program for the farmers for three years. : > The heavier corn growing states were Strongest in their opposition to .the soil bank plsfn. The states where corn yields are light found the soil bank a greater advantage, as the amount tlie government would pay them for the land taken out of production is higher than their average corn crop would bring. One thing that corn farmers can thank Benson for is-that in. his corn referendum he required, a two-thirds majority. With a bare majority, Benson's plan would have won. * * * IVORY TOWER "LOGIC" . . . starred in the WHO barn dance for several months. Firsi work on lh* 193? Kos- suui county soil conservation program for farmers was slated to begin Monday. Meetings in every township were on the schedule for the purpose of explaining the program and to elect committeemen to carry on the work. Corn acreage limits were supposed to be ready in February so farmers could b.e notified as soon as possible. * * • St. Cecelia Academy's cagers racked up their fifth straight win by trouncing Emrr.i'tsburg Academy 35-12. Wesley anci Pocahontas were next on the schedule. Algona high's Bulldogs dropped a 33-32 decision tc Livermore in three overtimes despite 17 points by George Nieman. Olson led the winners with 13 tallies. * * * Mrs George Mergen of WhilJe- more was awakened at 3 a.m. one morning last week by the smell of smoke. A smouldering fire was finally located in thf back of a dresser drawer. Furthei investigation disclosed a charred box of matches and a dead mouse The loss included several Christmas gifts which had been stored in the drawer. Behind The Movie Sets WITH BUDDY MASON \ Eagle Grove Eagie — Did anyone else read that editorial in the Des Moines paper? It was a reprint of an editorial run in the same paper several years ago. The gist of it was that "the reason Iowa doesn't grow any faster and attract more industries to our state is that our local SMALL TOWN and SMALL COUNTY taxes are too high." How silly can a supposedly intelligent man get? Taxes in Des Moines (our only metropolitan area according to the Register) are in tlit neighborhood of 93 or 95 mills. A front page story in their own paper a short time back listed the tax rate for Des Moines and it was just short of 100 mills. The tax rate in Eagle Grove (one of those typically small Iowa towns so disdained and berated by the Register) is about GO mills or more than one-third less than Des Moines. That difference will be found in a comparison of taxes between every small town in Iowa with our big city Des Moines. Yet according to this editorial it is "small inefficient schools, county and town governments and roads operated on a small basi that is choking the development of Iowa. Some of those industries that have already located in Des Moines could save a tidy sum by moving to Eagle Grove . . . (and Algona). * * * GOVT. HELPS EVERYONE Indianola Tribune — In a most well thought out editorial in the Des Moines Register of Dec 12, a cogent criticism is leveled at Charles B. Shuman, president of the American Farm Bureau Federation, for his speech before the annual convention of the organization in Miami, in which Mr Shuman called for gradual elimination of any price supports under farm commodities. The Register says that the president of the nation's largest farm organization has gone far to the right of Ezra Benson or Allen Kline. It would appear that lie has. "Fanners," says Shuman, "need to be no monp dependent upon the federal government than any other business or industry." True, but what other business or industry is independent of the government? Banks are regulated and their deposits insured by^ the government. The supply of money they have to loan and their interest rates are decided by the government through the Federal Reserve bank. Labor's minimum wages are established by government. The railroads are regulated by the government. Radio and TV channels are protected and assigned by government. Industry's markets are to a large degree protected by a federal tariff. The government is ruck deep in the production of electric current. Yes, Mr Shuman is right, the farmers need to be no more dependent than other business and industry; but how dependent are the others? Jerk the rug out from under Uu> farmer if you please; but jerk it from under the others at the same tune — and see what a howl will go up. Mr Shumau has apparently got his foot in his mouth and his own members know it. The Register has well called him down; but even the Register did not raise the question of what the government is doing fur business and industry. * * * There are still people living who con remember when it met more to run o ror to park it. "Ball, I Haven't Got Your Ball, Kid" && KOTEHBA — • REFUGEE SPIES? growing sentiment — There is on , Capitol Hill against the vast Hungarian refugee program ... Some Congressmen say the Administration is too impulsive in accepting so many Hungarians into this country while displaced persons in rQr fusee camps of other cpuntrlei have,been v waging forjycars. . * There is also ffaV tfcat the ramrod method of processing th£ 'Hungarians is fcllpwing Red sptete and "undesirables'* .to filter intp this country. \ ' > —o— 1 • j SAVING BONDS — Treasury. Department officials arel vexea over tha recent raft of disparaging stories concerning 'savip^s, bonds. *\ t ' ' ; ' j While! fh'e Treasuiiy people 'aye, boasting that the' bonds are' among the world's "finest ifi-! vestments,'! eeonwrnic-experts are ; pointing out that of Ihej steady shrinking of the- doll^rj bohcKftuvers are<aetu4H .money ... - ; -r; ; I CHEAPER COLLEGE ,— Do you'hdve a son or daughter who may not .enter college fot financial seasons or because the college of his' or her choice Is overcrowded? . Well, Sen. Case, RepublicarTof New Jersey, has. come up. with a proposal that would help you out. His plan is to have Uncle Sain furnish money to build more college buildings. Then set up a two - year course Because of the financial aid from the government, the course would cost less. • Tfrr' student* ceuld- t-h'en apply his credits toward the final two years of schooling at a fpur-year college. , The idea will be put before Congress this year. BOUNCED—Joseph P." Adams, member ot the Civil Aeronautics Board whiph regulates the air- line.s, has ' been • bounced. • It seems that Adams has' "called 'em as he saw 'em." He has been a spokesman iw> the 'Air Line Pilots' Union. It is said that' Adams was not reappointed because Secretary of Commerce Weeks asked Ike to drop Adams as a "pt-rsonal favor." Week is in the same ' bed with the big subsidized airlines which fatten on the public purse, and they don't like Adams' honesty 'and courage. Also bounced is Dr. Paul I lick-' ie, chief of wildlife research in the Interior Dept. Ilickie jg a mild-mannered scientist, and no politician- However, he'has been vigorous in recent policies which gave special privileges to pnyatu duck hunting clubs and other similar groups at the expense of American wildlife and' often in violation of existing FederaJ laws. In his parting shot, Dr. Hickie said that "politicali/.ation of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service haii had a .shattering effect on the morale of career employ- es." Q ^ FARM NOTES — Secretary oi Agriculture E/.ra Benson stated, before the corn referendum Dec. 11, that no new legislation would be needed for the 1957 corn program . . . but now that is plap to.abolish the basic price support program was turned down by the voters, Benson, says the Agriculture Department WILL ask for legislation to give the corn farmers a "workable program " The Agriculture Department, in its continuing study of the eating habits of American families. comes up with this finding: More than 90 percent of the families sp.vveci chicken during 1956 •— aitp more than half of served clucken one or mure lime-:; a syc-.;k. MISCELLANY — Complaints are piling up at Inaugural Hrad.- quarters regarding the strict inaugural rules... Ft>r example the parade chairman is hems called vile names by state ' groups hoi-auic of the linvt on the- num.- ':•'.'!• • f r-'ir.Ki"'s ihi> v••:!!• '('no '.;. r.'.! r .ii.iUttLC i, «.•; ;Ui:i,:i i for ! not? making more tickets available to the "common man." Vice President Nixon's chance remark during the election campaign that "a four-day work week is possible in the near future," will come back to haunt him r hundred 'times during 1957 ... Organized labor leaders are setting up a "four-day-a-week" campaign. : Talk .from inside the White House is i that. President Eisenhower , is showing less patience and shorter temper of late when it comes to little, annoying details WHAT'S FREE? — A handy booklet, "Meat for Thrifty Meals," may be had for the asking. A sarnple, recipe: Creamed ham s.hortcake. Write, Department of Agricutlure, Washington 25, D. C 20YESJ& "AGO: IN THS FROM THE FILES OF THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES JAN. 14, 1937 With a light fund surplus ot about' $120.QUO, the Algona city council decided at a special meeting Tuesday night to set up a sin-king fund not to exceed $50,000. A committee was appointed to decide the form ot bonds; dhe city should-purchase with the money. In the past, money'itj. the-, light fund, which usually was quite an amount, was not invested and thus drew no interest, 'and the council thought it was about time to do something about it. • • * * • A full-grown but misguided jack--rabbit gave Ed Larson of the Four Corners neighborhood a bad time Sun'day afternoon. Mr and-'Mrs Larson were enjoying a 'leisurely ride in the country when, lo and behold, the rabbit leaped through a window of the car. It. hit Mrs Larson, who was not injured despite getting a mouth full of shatterproof glass. Mr Larson' 'grubbed, the rabbit, tossed it out of the car, ar>d the ride, continued. • T • * * * A blizzard moved into this awja and brought with it 10 inches or 'snow a,nd sub-zero weather Thursday night. *lState highways were opened for traffic within 24 hours, but there were many side roads still clogged and the Northwestern had to cancel all trains until Saturday. Plows worked continuously on the roads after the .sniiw stopped falling. ..? * , » * School reorganization was not a tppic for conversation 20 years ago, but new.-) items did show up from time to time that gave indication of things to come. Notice of the proposed sale oi eight school .houses in German township was carried in the Upper Dos Moines. New buildings had replaced the old. A game refuge at Union Slough received a boost from a telegram .-,ent to local conservationists by Senator Gillette from Washington which read, "Purchase Union Slouh approved today." The wire, however, didn't mean the county could definitely plan on the project. The Migratory Bird Refuge Commission merely approved 520 per acre as base price for the 900 acres in the plot. At present, options had not been obtain- od on all the land needed, so the refuge was still somewhat of a dream. We know now the dream camu true. ' * » t Harry Haepner, son oi Mr Mrs Harry Huepner of \\-as one of the Oklahoma Out- raws who were set to travel to Hollywood, i<> m.'ij-u! a mo 1 ion pio luix. The Outlaws had been Hollywood. Calif. — Twentieth Century-Fox is to be congratulated on its introductory presentation of Elvis Presley. In the highly technical movie field, even veteran stage actors and actresses find it necessary to undergo extensive retraining before attempting their first screen roles. When time is limited, and a popular public figure is to be starred overnight, the infinite skill of finished technicians is required to smooth out necessary short-cuts. If the new star is naturally talented and—most important— willing to learn, a gifted, experienced staff can make his first film present him to his public in the most favorable manner possible under the circumstances. * * * Elvis -Presley has good stage presence and a magnetic person ality. With a little more technical training and polish he can win a permanent place for himself among the established stars. "Love Me Tender" offered just enough of the new star to whet your appetite for more. Surrounded by an excellent cast, the Presley film was garnished with well calculated production values. Any rough edges were by-passed with consumate art Mr Presley is fortunate in many ways. A teen age following will support his box-office draw while he's mastering any unfamiliar phases of motion picture stagecraft. Twentieth Century- Fox surrounded Elvis with experts. They gave him a vehicle hased on a Maurice Geraghty story. The screenplay by Robert Duckner develops AROUND EJvi.s Presley. It never permits him an unwise monopoly of footage n tiring doses. After the Pross Preview, even his former critics warmed to the screen Presley. His canny mentors whipped uj an excellent production to in troduce Elvis Presley rather than present an evening of Presley. trionic potential. In general his performance is smooth and convincing. It is altogether possible thnt clever writing, directing and cutting piloted Presley's char*- acterization around many of the inevitable pitfalls encountered by a new film star in his first picture. By this, we mean that a check of staff credits reveals a concentration of seasoned stagecraft-skill and experience. 'Ihe type of ingenious, trouble-shooting, creative talent generally found on a unit starring a World s Heavyweight Champion, a popular football star, or a public hero, in his first appearance as a Thespian. , » » » No matter how much personality, charm and stage presence is possessed by a person essaying his first starring role, there arc- always areas of his work that will show improvement only with study, concentration and experience. Temporarily, technical skill of a top staff can guide a new star quickly through, or safely around, these problems. Here is a young man with a vibrant, masculine - magnetism faintly reminiscent of the early- day Gable. A rough gem, well worth the polishing. There may come a day when you'll be able to remark, "Yes! Elvis Presley has developed into a versatile, top-notch actor. Why, 1 can remember him in his very FIRST picture, when _." There is at least one known variety of crow that is not black. It is the gray and white Clark Crow, named for Clark of the famous team of Lewis and Clark. "New Tablet Relieves Painful Monthly Cramps -Brought M,e Greater Relief Than Aspirin!" "Couldn't sleep, «ra* all en edge," addi Mra. H. Y,, Russell, Ky. "Bu new PInkham'«Tablets gave me soothing relief the very first dayl", For millions who suffer torture of cramps and nervous tension every month, an amazing new tablet has been developed that brings greater relief than aspirin! , ftelitf lor 3 out of 4 T«U«d! For 3 out ol-4 women tested by doctors, pains and cramps were stopped or strikingly relieved. This new discovery offers more relief than aspirin because it Contains not just 1 or 2 ingredients but a unique combination of medicines that act on the cause of distress. Called "LydiafPinkham's Tablets," they're at all drugstores without prescription. Try Pinkham's Tablets I See If you don't escape much irritability, discomfort—both before and during your period! (Also liquid Lydia Pinkham's Vegetable Compound.) Science Shrinks Piles New Way Without Surgery Finds Healing Substance That Does Both— Relieves Pain—Shrinks Hemorrhoids New York, N. V. (hprclnl) _ For the 8rst time science has found a new healint? substance with the astonishing nliility to etfrink hemorrhoids un:| to relievo pain—without surgery. In case nftor case, w'.iile' pently relieving pnin, uctual reduction (shrinkage) took plnce. Most nniiiziiiR of nil-results were to thorough that sufferers miule astonishing statertients like "Pilei have ceased to bo a problem!" The secret is a new healing substance (Ilio-Dyne*) — discovery of a world-famous rosoarch institute. This substahco U now available tn suppository or ointment fonn under t!i« mime Pri'/xiration H,* At your druggist. Money buck guarantee. •B««. U. B. I'll. Off. embellished with incidental duction factors. pro- The result is a truly entertaining picture, showcasing his best features. Not pheasant with every course, but pheasant as the piece cle resistance of a well- balanced, satisfying, cinema feast. A bill-of-farc prepared by master ch'.-l's, irnparUng their artis'r> to EVERY dish. Seasoning by producer David Weisbart and director Robert D Webb is accomplished in good laste. Especially when you consider that, at times, they musv substitute a bit of "illusion" in lieu of proper seasoning! * * » All in all, "Love Me Tender" furnishes Elvis Presley with an "opener" for showcasing his his- InMi inneapo ANDREWS Hotel you'll be glad you did In the very center of the city- near depots, (theaters, wholesala district and all shopping. Air-Conditioned Rooms- Radio— TV available. Dining Room, Coffee Shop,j Cocktail Lounge. Garage Service. 35O modern rooms, moderately priced Leslre F. 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