The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 14, 1957 · Page 58
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, February 14, 1957
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.J to -> UPj** r p *« MolnM tHurgdtty, February 14, B US IN E $3 and Mrs B. (3. Friets, of 6er* i p'mchlng ourselves,, Still, th NATIONAL GUARD SLURS Back in cojonial days the able-bodied men in a village and Surrounding countryside gafh* ed once a year, armed with their muskets and power horns. The local militia commander would stand by as his men asnwered the roll. This was the annual muster. As times changed,, so did the old volunteer militia. A standing, paid military force developed. But along with it, the old militia of volunteers gradually evolved into what might be termed the National Guard of today. The recent controversy about the National "» Guard in Washington has two sides. But the focal point of the debate Centers around the inference that the National Guard/ by some unknown process, is called a "draft dodging" out- What Secretary of Defense Wilson' meant was that he believed some men joined the National Guard during the Korean military action period in the belief that they'would escape the draft into the army and thus might escape going to Korea — or some other theatre of war. Mr Wilson well knows that the National Guard is actually a part of the regular army, subject to call at any time. Some National Guard units saw action in Korea; some did not. Anyone who joined the National Guard in those years 'thinking that they would "escape" the ,draft, merely took a chance that their own Guard unit would not be called. Not every man drafted goes into a war combat area, either. Many have been drafted and never left the U. S. shores. It all is up to a throw of the dice — if we may be pardoned for using mat comparison. Fundamentally, our entire national defense system is set up with about three sources of manpower — the regular, full time military enlistments, the National Guard, and the draft as a means of supplementing the first when voluntary enlistments fail to meet quotas. If the National Guard were to be entire!/ disbanded — which it is vtot — it would not change the draft situation as of today. Draftees would still be called in accordance' of need for replacements in the full-time .military forces. No more, no less. But, it would mean that a quickly mobile organization of volunteers, with some training, and many with veteran, combat experience, would NOT be available on an immediate, mustering basis; ' Wilson may have been right} .there may have been men who thought the gamble of a National Guard enlistment was better than a gamble on the draft. But they could have been sadly mistaken. The National Guard doesn't pretend to be the final word in a trained military force. But it could — and has been in American history — a mighty handy thing to have around when extra help is needed in a 'hurry. And, by the way, there are enlistments now open in the Algona National Guard unit. Young men 17 and up are eligible to join for three- year enlistments. They get paid for their drill nights, and for the two weeks regular maneuvers which they attend each year. Starting April 1, however, new National Guard enlistees will be required to serve six months of active, full-time duty before coming back to civilian life with the National Guard membership. It might be a good time to join. And nobody who does is a draft dodger. GOVERNOR'S BUDGET Well, the proposed budget of Governo Loveless has besn presented, and we can now hash it over for a few weeks before legislative action Is taken. There are one or two fWhflS that strike 1 us as rather Important in, his -budget message, but have been ove.rlooyd in the general hull* abaloo about the fact that he asks $15,400.000 more than the last budget. First, he made it clear that the extra money would be needed in his opinion IF a thorough program of state government reorganization was not adopted. He seemed to doubt that it would be; so do we. There are; too many units, segments, departments, and bpaufeaucratie Individuals in our present state government, and their- voting strength and poWr 1$ such that the legislature is not apt to Upset the apple cart by reorganizing the state government as the Little Hoover commission has recommended. But if it were done, Loveless" believes, the 15 million would not be-'necessary. Second, the largest increase by far comes in operating expenses of state institutions. Educational institutions of the State of Iowa would receive about 5'/4 million of the added< 15 million. State Board of Control (Cherokee-Anamosa- Woodward-Fort Madison, etc.) would receive an additional 3 million. Social welfare would get about 3 million more. ,/ Third, while the general state budget would I PRESIDENT'S ADVISER — !A go up, the extra half cent sales tax would be high administration source , djs- eliminated. This means a drop in general reve- closes that the man most respoh- nue of about 15 million, or in other words about si . ble for developing" President 15 million that lowans would NOT pay-almost El f enh °wer's new literal politi- the exact sum that the budget has been"increas- l&tf^^^tlK led, had her nose badly. otttdJ d6ifiUfflent joint this week, tout the injury wasn't considered tad serious. Marjorle was three years old and had fceM "daddy's boy" froni the time She began talking. The nosi 'injury was the result | of the Birth of a nine pound boy, , which was delivered to' Mrs Frfets in the Buffalo Center hos pital, the first brother tot Mai 1 jorie and her sister. Now daddy I really had a i boy. not the leas sign 6f Meting ,6ut itt thS'toest ap O. s. of fh ..v* »• neuey, secretary or in Algona .Chamber of Commerce was also secretary of the Kos | suth Safety Council. Saturday , night, while returning from a [meeting in Des Moines with his wife and son, the Reileys go stalled in a snow drift near Bel| mond and the., family was forced to spend the night in & farm I house nearby. The next "Now don't forget—-if you turn the wrong valve . , , Boom!" ed. brother Milton.. There may be flaws in the governor's pro- Vice President Nixon, who 'reposed budget, but on the whole it is fairly con- ce ntly tossed overboard mariy of servative. We do not expect any liquor-by-the- K ls de , v °te"d friends in the Repub- j_:_i. LIN ._ .1 i .'. •_ ~. ' licans Old Guard wing, Viooioi-" come under the sphere c ... . ------ -»-.-• -• Eisenhower's'influence. wrong, that nearly the whole budget increase BrotBer Milton's behind-the- would be taken care of by added state income scenes activities are being looked from this source. . into by his arch foe, Sen. Joe Mc- If we don't like the 15 million increase, Carthy of wis _^ onsi n- .\ . we could reorganize our state government into ATOM Wrvrr£~ ™ At: '• k«o°S. e ?v e r nt ' ^r^ ^ ,^ /We ' C ?° ld En *™ C —- T r h e e ve A aS keep the 2'/2% sales tax. We could refuse to face long-held secret — that 331 per- the needs of state educational and Board of sons suffered radio-actives in Control institutions. Or we could accept liquor- J uries during U. S. atom aciivi by-the-drink* Which do you prefer ? tles the P ast 13 vears • • • i . * .,* * ,^ Defense officials are consiker- NOT A DAY IN JAIL ^ When a Federal )udge in Washington recently handed down a decision following a scandalous effort to bribe a United States Senator on his vote, it was like a sldp on the wrist. An oil company was fined $10,000 for endeavoring to influence the vote of a Senator on Ihe ill-fated Gas-Gouge bill. Two lawyer- lobbyists for the company were each, fined $2,500 and given a one year "suspended" sentence in jail. Thus, for trying to bribe a senator and buy votes for a certain bill which would have brought personal gain to certain companies involved, hot a day of jail will be experienced by anyone. No doubt the fines will be termed deductible for income tax purposes, as well. The intent of law makers and judges is The sole goal of athletics, says Coach Forest Evashvski of Iowa, despite what educators say, should be to win. Yes, everybody likes to win, but Evy may find some taking issue with him development of sportmanship, physical condition, and a spirit of teamwork are also important, even if you lose. * * * Secretary Dulles iold Congress lhat our target is the Middle East, but he seems to have somehow gnt himself in the line of fire. * • * * Man's jaw is receding, say biologists. Why not? After taking it on the chin these many years it might be expected. IfjJptH- ;£ 111 E. Cull Street—Phone 1100—Algona, Iowa Knlcrufl as second class matter at the postoffice at Algona, Iowa, under Act of March 3, ia?9. Congress o£ THE CO. f ^ R '^;, V A^V LER ' Managing Editor _^^_ EULANDER, Advertising Manager generally fair and square. But there are times, and this is one of them, when it seems out of balance for some small, unknown, friendless individual to be sentenced to a jail term or fined, and then to have a couple of "big shots" practically escape without penalty for endeavoring to bribe a U. S. Senator. * . * * INFLATION BIG PROBLEM Grundy Center Register — The biggest domestic problem that President Eisenhower has to face in. the months ahead is finding ways and mean of checking inflation which can easily wreck th' entire economy. In the past nine months, the cost of livinj has risen about 3%. Wages and production haven', been able to keep up with this inflation spiral. An increase; in the price of basic commodities such a steel produces innumerable price increases tha are reflected in every branch of the economy Easing credit requirements would simply add more coal to the fire, by permitting people to go further into debt for the purchase of items that they need but can't afford. As it is now in the housing business, many people who need new homes are being priced out of the market. A medium priced house that cos' $11,000 to build three years costs an estimated $14,500. It is inevitable that buyer resistance will develop against such high prices. Particularly in the agricultural Midwest, farm income and wages generally have lagged behind other areas in the nation that depnd upon organized labor and industry to provide buying power. The inflation threat to the people of our country is a serious one. It will take positive action to put a. stop to it. Unwarranted price increases, in .so-called "controlled" industries are '«?? ~T'~—' •-from-' congressmen »fhat We rriove one*, of our }two atom-powered submarines to/the West Coast to give the country wider protection in case of attack. mml __Q I1L ^ RESIGNATIONS—The recent indignant criticism of President Eisenhower by the wife of Defense Secretary Charles Wilson is expected to speed up the resignation of several of Ike's cabinet—in addition • to Wilson'.'.. Insiders say that more than half of the Cabinet officers will be reshuffled within the next j six months. : Next man to resign from the Supreme Court, following Associate Justice Reed, will : be Felix Frankfurter ... He's four years beyond the 70-year retirement age. —o—. RACIAL—District of Columbia anti-Negro leaders arc giving wide distribution to a confidential Department of Public Health report ...The that within timate births „ Washington have dropped 13 >; pe'r cent—from 439 to 382, while at the same time out-of-wcdlock births increased 227 per cent among Negroes — 1,391 to 3,151. said I was with the press. "Check in at the side door," he said crisply. Well, there was no one to "gree me at the side door, so I kepi walking — right into a big reception hall where everybody was talking. An usher gave me a shove. "Stay in line—please!'/ he ordered. So I stayed in line. Next moment, a fat little attendant leaned across and asked, "Your name please?" I told him. His voice bellowed across the embassy halls. "Your excellency," he said, "may I present..." and then shouted my name . And right there, in hand-shaking positon, was this individual who stands 6 feet four inches and sports a heavy midriff. He towered in flowing floor-length Reiley found that a truck had smashed into the. rear of h'te auto, then gone on its way. According to all reports, Mr Relley's interest In highway safety was at a new peak. * * * A meeting 6f yobng men interested in forming a Junior Chamber of Commerce unit in Algona , had been called for Thursday night In the cotirtr house. Temporary organization plans and other details involved in formation of the club were to be discussed. Eight Or'ten loca young men had been pushing ef forts for establishment of the or ganization. •• • *r ; * Kossuth county chickens were on the menu of the Democratic party's victory dinner slatec for March 4 in the Mayflower hotel at Washington, D. C. A carload of dressed poultry, including enough chicken for President Roosevelt and 2,100 guests was to leave the Swift II Was fhetl ihal we spied th letter. WOW! The blue, em bossed, letterhead, bearing thl legend: "The 'State of Colorado Executive Chambers « Denver fid win d. JoMhloh, '.dovernor.' a trifle Wary, by nature we v -fmt the missive dowtt and die a fast recap, dould this be a new way to extradite a wain? Make him a cltizert ^ and then drag him "home?" • • »•••«,.•*• : The last lime we visited Colo radb was in 1928. -Your humble servant .was then 7! a youthful 7 7 stunt-man en-route 7 Christmas Visit to East for a his mother, plant here in time for the event, brown robe and peered at mo from under a silky white head gear. "Glad to meetcha, Mr King," I blurted. He gave my "hand a loose twist with his. Just than the next person in line — if HSp'- pened to be Mrs John Foster Dulles — edged me on before I could gather my wits enough to Behind The Mo vie Sets \VTTH BUDDY MASON ask about thing. his wives, or -some- report disclpses ton Jears illegi- among whites' in MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE Weekly Newspaper Representatives Inc •104 Fifth Ave., Ne\v York 1«, N Y 3,'M N. Michigan, Clm-ago 1, ill going to have to be ended voluntarily by company and labor management, or the Government will '."." have no alternative but to impose some type of SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO. Ojit 1 Yu;ir, :n advam-c ^ $300 lioih Algon/i pi'purs, in combination, per yiar $5.00 Single Copies _ ]( j c SUBSCRIPTION HATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH Oiii' Ye:ir. in advance $1,00 Uoih Alfiuna pjpers in combination, one year..., ^li.OO N» Mibsciiplion less than 6 months. ADVERTISING RATES J'ispl.xv Advertising. p l; r inch 63,. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER control. In 1953 when the national debt was $265 billion dollars Republican leaders were "shocked." In 1957, with the national debt standing at $275 billon, we hear no more about it from that source. COST OF —d— LIVING — Coffee prices, which dipped some in recent weeks, may drop even lower view of the Federal Trade Commission's investigation into the cause of last year's general 25-cent-a-pound increase ... Cigarets are going up a penny a pack—plus any additional taxes that may be imposed by state governments .,.. Reason for the increase: Production and advertising costs are up ... Some grocery prices are dropping as more and more .stores are giving up the practice of distributing trading stamps ... al l to Hospitality is Ihe arl of making people feel mme when you darn well wish they were. * * * * The cure for headaches, it says here, is nol worry. That reminds us of the prescription en by W. C. Fields for insomnia: Gets lots of MISCELLANY—So optimistic is the administration that the postal raise will go through llii year that it has added C45 millio expected revenue from the Pos Office Dept. in 1958 ... Congres has indicated it will compromise on a four-cent rate for letters.. How much do congressiona investigations cost the taxpayers This year, Congress will spend simply for investigating people, and things, a total of $2,800,000 MEET THE KING — What do you do when suddenly vou fine yourself in front of a kiru; — the •ichest, most royally garbed king n the world. The way it came about was a omedy of errors. And, fortu- lately, none of the king's body- uards whipped out their swords to lop my/head off. To start at the beginnng — The Saudi Arabian embassy wat, giving a reception for Washington's big wheels in honor of their King Saud. Curiosity drove me around to the embassy, atop a wooded kno|] overlooking Rock Creek Partt. A lot of VIPs wore stepping out of limousines, .so 1 fell in step with them. Rut at the duor, an Arab attendant stopped rne. r invitation. pka.c?'' ji WHAT'S FREE — A booklet that answers the big question, "What can an dcannot be stored in the home freezer?" Title of ;he book: "Freezing Combination Wain Dishes." Write to: Department of Agriculture, Washington Hollywood, Calif. — As of today, your Hollywood errand-boy is a citizen of 'Colorado! And, we have the papers to prove it! 'Honorary citizen," the engraved certificate proclaims to the world, in' black and white, tho' somehow we can't recall being greeted by brass bands at State lines, in the past. * * * £»ir ersatz pedigree is quite Tmp°ressive. A large, round, gold, sticker bears the great seal of The Sovereign State of Colorado and Governor Edwin C. Johnson's signature is^neatly printed in the lower right Jiand corner. When the black-and-blue marks With a reel of stunt thrills on film, we were paying our way by playing'oUr way. Booked Into Dickerson and Riekerson's Egyptian, Oriental and Broadway theatres, in Denver, we tried to boost box-office receipts by riding a bicycle around the cornices of thd Mor- •ison Hotel, while tossing hand- Jills into the street below. * * • * A comely Denver Miss, who nanaged dance bands, was help- ng us. She'd shove new batches of "tonightefs" into our outstretched hand as we'd reach ing th6 Governor's letter. What a reliefl Seems that Governor Johhson had become a movie^adtor when Jimmy Stewart aftd Audie Murphy Were on location in Colorado for Universal - • International's v 'Night Passage." He played a telegrapher to "plug" Colorado as an ideal scenic background for film locations. In addition, he was making "Honorary Colo, radoans" of .movie columniis and assigning them .to boost their new "home State I" , * * * We . hereby rel&y actonf-public- ist-Governor Johnson's invitation' to film companies and his'offer to share the majestic splendor of the Rocky Mountains with them. That- done, We'll insist on remaining ' a mere "Honorary 1 " Citizen. We havetft finished wrestling with our California Income Tax, as yet.i And, as we saidr we're wary 6f. Coloradoans bearing gifts, How do we know hat Governor Jc^nson, in hisi jenerous mood, wouldn't gladly share the Colorado BUDGET with us, too? a roof . corner, reached across Suddenly, she the, fire-wall with the huge, remaining .stack. In a hoarse stage-whisper she warned, "We have visitors! You didn't run over a pedestrian out there on a'cornice, I hope! Or have you invited up four Police Officers to ride on your handlebars?" Plainly, our blue-coated guests were not exactly In a jovial mood. It appeared that bulldogging stunt-men off bicycles on high rooftop ledges was not their favorite pastime. From a safe distance, they delivered our invitation to a command- performance at the nearest precinct station! By then, Helen Black of "The Rocky Mountain News" and Dee Bernard! of "The Denver Post" were on their way back to their respective papers. They had their stories, bless 'em! Your errand-boy fervently wished he could .say as .much! We leeded a good, plausible story at he moment! . * Fortunately, Denver hadn't got iround to passing a law forbidding Hollywood stunt-men, en- oute East, to take bicycle jaunts iround the cornices of Denver mildings. They did, however, ocate an old anti-handbill ordinance, to convince us, of,the error jf our ways, before we'were re- eased. * » * * Guilty, guilty conscience! After all these, years, had they located another fractured lawt'Thje comely Denver girl had 'long since turned her dance musicians loose on an unsuspecting world and was now Mrs Mason. GOOD GRIEF! Colorado wouldn't repossess the Missus! Or would Local Youth In Church Service > Sheridan Strayer, son of Mr n.d Mrs Keith Strayer, Route 2, Algona, was <)ne 'of two students rom the Presbyterian Student Center .at Iowa State Teachers College who spoke at the regular morning worship service at the Cedar Heights Presbyterian Church, Cedar Falls. Mr Strayer spoke on the subject of "Recognition of Your Call.«. 'Mr and Mrs Leo Willadsen and Sandra went to Des Moines on Friday where Mr Willadsen was a delegate from Kossuth County at the State Delegate Assembly)'' ,. --— t*vuuw.j»» nit AviiDOua; v_/i WUU1Q reached our elbow, we stopped it? Fearfully, we resumed read- It's girahd * a S3UGfi...g salad dressing > spread! Mode by KRAFT from the one and only MIRACLE WHIP and spedal pickle relishes Sandwich Spread 20.YE " AGO IN THE FROM THE FILES OF THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES FEB. 18, 1937 * * * A concentrated effort againsl continuance of the Iowa sales tax is underway, with Swea City the center for the campaign in north Iowa. A total of 20 representatives from towns in this area had been set invitations to a dinner-meeting on the subject at Swea City Feb. 23, and a hpi discussion was almost sure to develop. Persons who objected to the sales tax claimed the state government could save a huge chunk of the money raised through the tax by lopping off many unnecessary clerks and secretaries and eliminating a full schedule of salary increases announced recently. A real issue. • « • Floyd Elliott of Titonka was badly injured Tuesday while milking. A cow kicked him and fractured his right leg above the knee. Mr Elliott's calls for help could not be heard, and he was not discovered lying in the snow until I"/-, hours later when his wifc went to search for him when he failed to come in for breakfast. Mrs Elliott then walked a half-mile to the home of neighbors so a doctor could be summoned. His exact condition was not known, although it was feared he may have contracted pneumonia. « » » The men of Ihe Doan church held an oyster stew supper last Thursday evening, with proceeds promised to the Red Cross flood relief fund. A profit of $57.5Q was realized as a large enjoyed tho stew. down a r -, No. Of eoune yoo wouldn't. That |uit lin'l good tame. But. .re you buying from yoor.elf .t you, local cooperatrvw? Or. do you buy you, f.rrn •wpplle. from your own competitor? Many f arm8 ,, do . V V VOUf "'"* FE(.CO FEED It a good example. Vou own FEICO Ym. (,.„ n more 130,000 other lows farmer*. • • «nd your itake (n crowd Mild weather continued Jo prevail throughout this -area during the past week. A frigid 16 below zero mark started the A-eek off, but from then on, it S smooth sailing with highs or the week ranging from 25 to 0 above zero. An inch and a lalf of snow fell during the lenod, but didn't last lone. * * . ° Marjorio Frists, daughter 0 I r ^i Beat the price squeeze you own this cooperative you own FilCO Buy from yourself FEED FilCO FEED IONP BQSK CQ-QP IIJVATQR Lone Hock, Iowa THi FA|M|R5 fliVATQB Bode, Iowa FENT©N SCK teuton, Iowa FARMERS CO-OP ElEVAtOR Swea City, Iowa BURT CCH>P ELEVATOR WHITTIMQRE CO-OP ftfVAT08 W " 8iN ° «"WAHV, ft E VATO R , W."t™"«;."

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