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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, January 17, 1957
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gp Uppar DM Motne* Thursday, January 17, 19S7 PAE WHAT IS OUR FOREIGN POLICY? NO DULL WEEKS IN '57 One of the gravest decisions in recent years faces Congress in the matter of granting or refusing to President Eisenhower the power he asks to (1) commit U. S. troops to defend any Middle East nation, and (2) provide these nations with many millions of dollars in 1957 and aqain in 1958. Secretary of Stale Dulles, appearing before the foreigg, affairs committee of the house, urged approval for both measures. He said that if Communist Russia gained power in the Middle East it would in effect give them Western Europe without a war. The Secretary is probably right. There is one question, h'owever, that might well be asked at this point. Where was Dulles — gnd where was the newly proposed Eisenhower doctrine — when both Dulles and the Presidnt were assuring the nation that things never looked so bright, and only a few months ago at that. The President has had plenty of Constitutional authority to act in the Middle East by himself, had he wanted to. The trouble is that nobody seems to have sensed much danger until the last month or two. We were all assured that everything was rosy, that our foreign policy was the best ever, and that everybody loved us — even in the Middle East. Our own. policy urged Great Britain to withdraw from its original position in the Suez Canal, and thus withdraw the only stabilizing influence then in the Middle East. The situation seems to be that Congress is being asked to give much wider power to a President and a Secretary of State who have ineptly used the discretionary powers they already possess. Nasser's seizure of the Suez Canal was a breach of a treaty. We failed to denounce it, and instead restrained Britain and France and proposed a futile "users" conference, which toon went down the drain, like many other Dulles ideas. When France and Britain acted to protect their vital Suez interests, we helped to brand them as "aggressors." Now the President seems to be proposing to do with American money and at the risk of American lives the very things which he prevented Britain, France and Israel from doing with their own money and at the risk of their own soldiers' lives. And independently and outside of the United Nations. If there is now a "power va,c,uurn"Jn the Middle East, it is a situation which bur own policy helped to create. The American public has not been too interested in foreign policy these past several years. Things were going great, we were told — nothing to worry about, etc. Now it seems there is a great deal to worry about. And the United States is beginning to worry about it a little late, and with a vacillating foreign policy which never does seem to get down to bed rock, and which even f>ur best friends cannot follow. AND THIS FROM WALL STREET The annual budget message goes to Congress this week. There will be no tax cuts. And the proposed budget for the next fiscal government year will be the highest in history. We are not fighting an open war, there is no depression we are told, yet without war and with unparalleled prosperity, spending will be at an all-time high and no tax cuts are in sight. The Wall Street Journal asks: "What has happened to the promises that a Republican administration would reduce the people's taxes." It's a good question — but we haven't heard any answers. * * * A recession is a period when you tighten your belt. In a depression you have no belt to tighten. When you have no pants to hold up the belt, it's a panic. o jt« Upper PCS III E. Call Street— Phone 1100— Algona, Iowa Entered as second glass matter at the postoffice at Algona, Iowa, under Act of Congress o£ March 3, 1879. Issued Thursdays in 1957 By THE UPPER PES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Managing Editor C. S. ERLANPER. Advertising Manager We are in receipt of a booklet from the United States Chamber of Commerce, entitled "Special Days, Weeks and Events in 1957", and a study of it reveals that while Mother's Day, Father's Day, 4th of July and labor Day are going to be held as usual, there are a lot of other "special occasions" coming up that are not so generally known. , Here are some you might want to put down on your calendar: The National Yam Season has already started, and runs to Feb. 15. You can find out more about it by writing to Bo* 132, Opelousas, La. We have been eating our share of potato chips all along, but now we find that National Potato Chip Week is slated for Jan. 15. We'll have to load up with those jumbo sacks that week. Appropriately enough, that is followed by National Weight-Watchers Week, Feb. 3, when for seven days all good citizens will keep a close watch on their weight. However, right following that we have Kraut & Frankfurters Week coming up, sponsored by the Kraut Packers Assn., and listed for Feb. 7-14. The kraut people probably figured that after a week of weight-watching, folks would be pretty hungry. April will have lots of excitement. Ttie whole month has been designated as National Ladder Month, the idea being, we presume, to check up on your ladder, if any. April 6 to 13 is one we look forward to, this being Let's All Play Ball Week. Pretty early out here in Iowa, sponsored by the National Gag-Writers Association, Box 835, Grand Central Station, New York City. We have a notion to write these boys ahead of time for some gags, so we can practice up and really be laughing during National Laugh Week. There's going to be just one day for celebrating coffee-drinking — that will be National Coffee Day on April 11. That will be followed by Home For Breakfast Week, April 21-28, when the theme, we suppose, could very well be that the polite thing to do is at least get home in time for breakfast. Getting along in the year, we find that September has Rock n' Roll Week, beginning Sept. 16. The Rock n' Roll sponsor is listed as Sam Blake, 380 Madison Ave., New York City, in case you'd like to know more. And here's one we look forward to with some anticipation — National Sweater Week, Sept. 16 to 22. October then comes to life with some interesting events. National Save The Horse Week will be sponsored by the Denver Post newspaper. And here come those Kraut boys again — they are holding what is designated as National Kraut Pork and Apple Season, lasting for a whole month beginning Oct. 15. Don't know if we can abSorb that much sauerkraut or not. If we are still up and going by November, we'll observe National Bird Cage Week, Nov. 24-30. Also being arranged now are such other important national events as Elvis Presley Day . . . and two we really are going to have a yen for. The first of these is National Blow Your Top Week, seven days in which everybody is supposed to blow their tops daily, and also being arranged is National Baggy Pants Week, which it is certain will not get the dry cleaners as sponsors. Oh yes, we looked in the booklet to be sure . . . and we are happy to say Christmas will come as usual, on December 25th, and we presume the Rose Bowl football game will come on the afternoon of January 1, 1958. STRlCTfcY BUSINESS "New on the job, Toggle ?" IKE TO HAWAII? — There is increasing talk that the President will fly to Hawaii ostensibly "on business," but actually for a rest on orders of his doctors. No direct denial of the reports has come from the White House. It is conceded that the President will undergo the most strenuous round of celebrating ever faced by a chief executive, an inauguration weekend ... —o— THE FIRST BILL — Significantly, the first bill introduced in the House of Representatives (by Rep. Augustine B. Kelley of Penna.) in the-tyOth Congress Was for financial aid to schools. The school question will of the hottest issues this spring, legislators jay. Kelley, a Ueino- crat, asks for $3.6 billion for school construction. The Republicans are expected to ask for about half that. —o— RACE ISSUE — An explosibri is in the offing when the House of -Representatives takes up 'the Nebro problem in District ol Columbia'schools ...'. ' '.-r,, A subcommittee recently produced a report showing that the mixing of races in schools here has brought on "a serious sex problem." A demand will be made to Congress to return segregated schools to Washington. '—o— is a possibility of his getting some kind of a Federal, lifetime appointment. STEVENSON — Adlai Stevenson has summed up the last election campaign in this way: "A lot of people have told me my proposals looking to eventual termination of the H-bomb tests and the draft caused my defeat. Well, the Republicans didn't answer my arguments; they talked around them. But they won. I had to say what I thought was right. Time will Ml. We may see the government move toward the very things I urged." 2QYE&& : AGO ~'\ IN TH6 FROM THE FILES OF THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES JAN. 21, 1937 * * * Alfred Schenck, who farms a few miles north of Algona, discovered the usefulness of a radio in the barn, and it was not installed there just for his entertain- NOT A QUITTER —Ailing Sen. • ment. The radio did double duty, Matthew Noely, the once-vitriolic j providing AMred with a full round NATION A I EO 11 0 8 I A I AFFILIATE MEMBER MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE Weekly Newspaper Representatives, Inc. 404 Fifth Ave., New York 18, N. Y. """ N. Michigan, Chicago 1. 111. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO. Qru! Vft* r > in advance . ...... .,.,,, ..... _____________ $4.00 BoOl Al#pns patters, io combination, pur year ____ $5.00 find* Copies +, ............ „,„.'..., _______________ ioc SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH to «rtv«iu;e -.--, ...... , ----- ............. $4.00 PftgW In cymtunatwi. one year ---- $6.00 less tha» t> mmiths. ADVERTISING RATES Advwtisin*. per inch ,.„.. ..... ............. 63c CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER No MURDERER RELEASED The commander of the Nazi S. S. machine gunners who shot down 142 American prisoners in cold blood, 13 Christmases ago, was freed from prison recently. He had served less than one-third of a 35- year term. He was originally given a death sentence, but that was later commuted. The machine-gunning was during the Battle of the Bulge. The prisoners, mostly from the U. S. 295th Field Artillery Observation Battalion of the 30th division, were lined up and executed at Malmedy Crossroads, in Belgium. We are aware that the war is long over. Yet the sadistic murder of 142 Americans, held as prisoners of war and subject to treatment as such, now seems to have resulted in comparatively little punishment for the man responsible. SAYS KOREA VITAL DECISION Exchange — In the past election campaign, as in previous ones, Republican orators tried to identify the Democrats as n "war party." They cited as a horrible example what they called "Truman's war" in Korea. Now a Cabinet-level spokesman for the Eisenhower Administration—Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., the chief American delegate to the United Nations —has come out with an entirely different view. Lodge recently circulated printed copies of a speech he made at the dedication of a United Nations memorial plaque to ''the men who died in Korea in the service of the United Nations." In that dedication speech Lodge declared: "At stake," Lodge continued, "was the question of whether peace-loving nations could band themselves together to repel a ruthless and unprincipled aggression — or whether the doctrine that might makes right would triumph and, having triumphed in Korea, would then, without much doubt, spread to the rest of the world. "The laen whom we remember today," said Lodge, "laced this issue. They won their war — and they preserved for us the chance to go forward." We believe most Americans agree with Lodge and disagree with the election-lime orators who claim the war in Koren \v;is a partisan blunder Mid Bible-quoting senator from West Virginia, who appeared on the Senate's opening day in a wheel chair, will NOT resign ... The resignation was proposed by his colleagues, In fact, Noely has told this writer he will run for re-election in 1960. .. CHANGE IN VETOES — Several amendments to the Constitution will be proposed this session of Congress ... Said to be one of the most practical is the provision of Rep. Kenneth Keating, New York Republican, asking thut the President be given authority 'to veto specific items in appropriations bills without having to v«$o the entire bill. Heretofore, many much-needed laws have been tossed out by Presidents because of one or two little "pork-barrel" items . .. NO STATEHOOD — Despjte the dramatization of Alaskan .delegates to Congress (they ma,de a trip here before opening day), there will be no statehood vo^ed for the region this year, according to the word of several congre'ss- raen. Neither will statehood be proclaimed for Hawaii . .. —o— MISCELLANY — Gasoline going up in price is unexplainajjle . . . Experts here say off the record that if anything, the price should go clown. Overabundance Farm note: The Department of Agriculture reports that us« of honoy i.s increasing in bakerjes. Before long, it's pointed out, most of the baked goods you buy may contain no sugar — just honey. Congress may again inve.-Higate "unjust" news print increases; most recent of winch (a $l-a-tpfl jump) raised the price to $13,4' a ton. /-j ^ RESIGNATION? — There are rumors, which are of course den* ic-d, that Sen. Joe McCarthy m<*y resign before the l!)5i! re-election campaign. The story is that poor health is involved, and (hat there of music and news and increasing the response of his cows at milking time. "The Iowa Corn Song" seemed to be the favorite of the girl cattle, who just could not resist giving milk if that tune happened to be playing. Another popular number was "Dixie." Al fred was wondering if the cows would learn how to rhumba if a program of Latin-American music hit the airwaves some day. It might have been popular, but Undoubtedly would have hindered making connections for milking. Somebody should have sponsored a show entitled "Your Bovine Hit Parade." » * * The weather refused to settle clown. Readings during the past week ranged from a low of -12 to 'a high of 33 and had everybody guessing as to what was coming up next. About three inches of new snow as added to that already on the ground, and the forecast for the coming week Indicated cold weather. Sounds familiar, and once more proves why persons living in Arizona don't move to Iowa, it's always the other way around. * * * Whittemore's conservation unit proved rt &ould be done. With all other groups in the county having a heck of a time coming up with any foxes during fox hunts, the Wluttemore crew decided to prove its worth. With (>U men in the party, a section southwest of town was surrounded. A pair of foxes were sighted, but the distance was too great and the animals couldn't be downed. Some of the alert hunters 'got a line on them, however, and the 60 transferred to that area. One of the sly red creatures tried to make a break for it down 4 dredge ditch, but Otto Haihn was in the way with his trusty JQ gauge and a true eye, bingo, number one bit the dust. A half • dozen men spotted the other fox minules later, a round of shots rang out and the second met his Master, Other conservation units sat up and took notice and im- Announce New Way To Shrink Painful Piles Science Find* Healing SuUUOce That Do«« Both— Relieves Pain ^Shrinks Hemorrhoids New York, K. V. .iSpwiul) - For th» first time science bus found a ntv healing substance with thw ustutiulih Ing ubility to shrink hemorrhqils end to relieve pain—without surjfgry. In c/iBg a%r case, .while guaWy relieving pain, actual reduction (shrinkage) touk place, Mri-st amazing oi' ail -results were io ibvmugh tent nfftirerg astonishing statements like have capaep to be a problem!" fh« BecFet is 0 pew healing tub- stance (Bio-Dyne* )-discovery of « world-famous research institute. This .substance, is n&w available la tupiiontvry or ointment form under the name P re part/it ion H.* At your druggist. Money batk guarantee. *.«ii D. « m on. mediately fefcgan j>le«niftg for failure 'successful (they hoped; htints. * i * fitttt trifh MtiMdl *nd*d 13 r*att without a basketball team. The locals met Lakota and fell, 38-18. cm the home floor during the week. Si Cecelia remained undefeated by downing Pocahorctas, 24-22, for their seventh win of the eamfwiign. The losers led the locals by six points at the end of the third period, but a brilliant rally paid off with a win for the Algona five. Algona high, which had been havng trouble of late hitting the basket, failed to chalk up one field goal as Swea City dumped the Bulldogs, 18-7. It was predicted alter the contest that Algona's coach, Hop Findley, would either be bald or grey haired before the season came to an end. . Yes, Algona was having plenty of troubles in athletics back in those days, too. • * • Mrs Frances Rahm, 80, a resident of Prairie township for the past 60 years, died at St. Benedict. Funeral services were held for her Monday morning in the St. Benedict Catholic church. Behind The Movie Sets WITH BUDDY MASON owned a printing shop in Omaha, Neb., and young Henry had his heart set on becoming a reporter. In fact, he studied journalism at the University of Minnesota in preparaition lor a career as a newspaperman. Heftry Fonda left the University of Minnesota and began searching for a newspaper job at an unfortunate oeriod. At the time, all businesses were deep in the doldrums and the publishing field was no exception. \Vith topnotch, experienced newspapermen unemployed and available to fill any vacancy which might arise, new youngsters fresh frorr. journalism classes were not exactly in demand. " * * * While waiting fof a break In h is chosen profession, young Fonda tried his hand at rnnny other jobs. It was not until ho visited the new Community Playhouse in Omaha, that he gave acting even a passing thought. A new company was being formed. and they happened to need a young actor. Henry was the exact type they required, lie took the job. From his first appearance before an audience, Fonda knew ho was destined to become an actor. He put in three years serving an apprenticeship, then headed East hoping to land in the big-time. Success was elusive. He gained more experience by playing summer stock. He worked with Little Theatre groups on Cape Cod, in Washington, in Baltimore, in Philadelphia — and on the road. * * * Hanry Fonda returned io New York. Fame still eluded the young man. The best he could get on Broadway was some extra and understudy work for the Theatre Guild. Actress, June Walker, spotted him and gave him his opportunity in "The Farmer Takes A Wife."— When the film version was made, they kept Fonda in the same role. It was then that Henry Fonda became what people unfamiliar with show-business like to call, "an overnight star." * * » In a sense, Omaha editors can take a measure of credit for the Fonda film success. If it had not been for the fact that a surprisingly large number of these editors had decided young Fonda was the wrong man for the newspaper business, perhaps, today, lie wouldn't bs: the right man for Alfred Hitchcock's, "the Wrong Man!" Hollywood, Calif.—Alfred Hitchcock, mystery director and master of suspense, must believe that "truth is stranger than fiction!" He's currently directing, and producing, his first documentary film, over on the Warner Bros. lot. Inasmuch as Mr Hitchcock has developed an ability to keep cash customers perched on. the edges of their theatre seats during a Hitchcock offering, he's some what of,an authority on "bated breaths" and such. Therefore, when a suspense specialist of Alfred Hitchcock's reputation decides to film a TRUE STORY, you may be certain he's located a yarn which takes a wide detour from the beaten track. The new Hitchcock script is called, "The Wrong Man." Which, of course, immediately poses a casting problem. He had to cast the RIGHT MAN for the "Wrong Man!" Henry Fonda was hired for the title role. As the versatile Mr Fonda is convincing in ANY role, Mr Hitchcock can rest assured that his "Wrong Man" will be portrayed by the right man! Henry Fonda didn't plan on becoming an actor. 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Each dollar invested provides a benefit to the community in which it is invested, And collectively, the $62,500,000 contributes to our wealth and prosperity. In addition to this sizeable investment, the brewing industry contributes millions of dollars annually to Iowa's economy through payrolls, taxes, transportation, insurance and utilities. Yes, lowans in every walk of life, in every corner of the state, are aided by the increasing investments made by the brewing industry, , . . helping to build Iowa United States Brewers Foundation-Iowa Division — 808 Liberty Bldg, Des Moines

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