The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 28, 1957 · Page 16
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 16

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, February 28, 1957
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LITTLE LAME PRINCE Publicity men arc congratulating Arablan-Altifcrttan OH Co. for one of the slickest public-relations fobs in history. They kept the spotlight firmly on the little 3V* year-old Prints Moshur during the ticklish King Saud visit. Arabian-American Oil Co. pays the King annually $300 million In oil royalties. PRICE OP LEADERSHIP It is o well known fatt that one price of leadership is apt la b* »h* mafelftf of trUMnlii, or a decline in popularity. PopOterity might btt tolled 0 fflafll eapllal in the bonk; it accumulate* bfteauit It ii not spent. President Elsenhower has a t tr»m*ndbus hoard of popularity, Ai Odd who Will Mot bi a The King thus gets nearly a million dollars candidate again, h§ might afford iptndlng sdfnt A DAY from oil. Whot if he traffics in slaves and of these assets fof the gertihs! flood, now and then tuts off the heads of a batch; He genuinely seems to hati inflation, but what if he does keep his people impoverished, is reluctant to take the Stand heeeisdry to halt Forget ctU this -- think only of the Little Lame it or control it. Prince. He believes Western Europe should get The U. S. (Government wound up by agree- US oil supplies in the Suet petroleum crisis, But ing to give the King a supply of tanks and some hesitates to crack down Oft »tat§ eohlmlssloHS new military small arms equipment. These, placed in the hands of the King's loyal guards, should be'able to control his people for some years to come. And in return, we are promised an extension of the lease on our Air Force base irvjrtie King's domain. But we heard most about the Little Lame Prince. * « * PROFIT PROBE Congressman Carl Vinson of Georgia, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, last week said his group would investigate the prices and profits of military airplane makers. ....,.*, Vinson points out that Uncle Sam has $850 million invested in the plants and equipment used by 19 airplane companies, while the companies themselves have only $250 million invested. Vinson says that despite that fact the American people are not getting planes any cheaper than if they hadn't invested anything. The companies, in turn, operate on a cost plus contract basis, which is anything but likely to produce the most product for the fewest dollars. Congressman Vinson's views were stated .before the fact became known that the wife of the Secretary of the ( Army was engaged in producing 249,000 pair of lightweight trousers for army use, for a reported contract price of $850,000 or something like $3.35 a pair for the lightweight Vrousers. This may give the committee something moce to check into-after they get through look- iing over the 19 fattening airplane corporations. * * * SALES TAX BATTLE LINES ; ; -^ < Grinnell Heralds-Register — The pros aTid~cbns* are lining up for and against the Iowa retail sales tax. The reason for the re-alignment is the present session of the Iowa General Assembly, where one- half of one per cent tax must be allowed to expire, or r^ust be renewed July 1 of this-year by an act of the lawmakers. We have had an interesting communication frorn a businessman in Des Mo'ihes who wants to repeal all of'the retail sales tax; and increase the individual personal income tax. He contends that the present retail sales tax is hurting the business man. And he thinks an increase in the personal income" tax is more fair distribution of the cost of state government. He wants us to write our legislators. We have not yet written, because we have not yet sufficiently, weighed'his contentions. But, as we stated at the outset, the battle linefc are forming for the cause^ for and against the iretaH sales tax. But the heat of the battle is still ahead of us, and will probably not be decided for many week,s. It is one measure that will be tossed around a lot before the session ends, we predict. 4- ' \ * • -- * ' *. . Purop priming, is * governmental function that worked well to overcome the last national depression, The Administration points with pjide today at "the highest prosperity in the nation's h&tory" — and then continues orl a pump priming process even greater than that found necessary in -a depression. It doesn't add up, or make good 'economics either. Ill- StreeM-Phone Iowa 9» Kcond class matter at the postoffice lows,. Wider Act pf Congress of 3, 1879. PU&LliillNG CO. Editor MJITORUl TJQNAL PEPRB8ENTATIVE ewspaper Representatives, Inc. -Aye!, NewTork 18, N. Y. Chicago 1, III. MM; year— TISJNG RATES who are blocking cdequats ihlprndhts while using the situation as an excU»e to raise prices at home. He genuinely abhors graft and corruption in public office, yet delegates many duties in such a way that bad apples are appearing more and more often inside his own Adminij- tration. He seems to privately think government spending is too high, yet he presents a proposed budget that would appropriate everything to everyone who asked for it. It is understandable that Ike values his popularity, and that he prefers not to act in such a manner as to diminish it if he can help it. But there are times and things in the course of history when some of the hoarded assets of popularity may have to be spent in the interests of real leadership. We wish the President might feel like Using some of those assets for the general good. As one Washington observer has remarked: "It'might be the very extent of the President's failure that .at a time when the need was to do unpopular things he remained popular. * * * OVERHAUL COUNTY GOVT. ? Decorah Journal — The belief that the tim^ has come for a change in county government as we have known it for 100 years or more appears to be growing more widespread. SeveraJ lovfra newspapers have taken up the cudgel during the last year or two,'and favor for the idea is being expressed more frequently these days by lay citizens and public figures alike. One of the most common criticisms of county government as we know, it i» that represenJtation in the state legislature has become unbalanced. Higji- ly populated; counties have no more representation than the sparsely populated (jine^ i; ** '' £ { Another common criticism is that our present system of electing supervisors to run our county government is perpetrating gross waste and inefficiency. Critics of the supervisor plan of county government point out that men are elected to these posts on the basis of their political affiliation and general popularity rather than on their qualifica- • tions. The Journal finds itself agreeing with these critics. . . •' It seems to us that electing men to run our county 'government — inevitably men with no special training .and little suitable experience for the job — is about as sensible as would be to elect lay citizens to be our doctors or ministers. In either case the approach is wrong. Regardless how high a man may rate in character and intelligence, you' cannot convert inaptitude, lack of training, and improper experience into competence and efficiency. It is likely much heat would develop over location of new county seats just as the original problem sometimes kindled emotions to a high pitch. Think, however, of some of the gains. One competent, well-trained specialist could be hired tq manage the new larger county unit for less money than we are spending today to employ men who have no qualification for the job. Regardless of the outcome, the subject is a challenging one and merits the close and contin uous scrutiny of every serious-minded citizen. ISTRICTLY BUSINESS T^.. r S. r , •..- «.«•.........-...— -»..«A— ..-.,..... - "Another hunting 4cddent~*-polter table collapsed over at Bradley'* Lodge I" ft? K&TERBA— J ANTARCTIC BLUNDER—The have that worried look," he said. United States may have Iqst-a strategic jump on the Soviets by its open generosity in the Antarctic. This; government could have rightfully claimed the land of the South Pole, bat didn't... Now, Russians, are moving in to establish submarine bases in this "open" territory. —o— PIQUED AT MAMIE — Newswomen around Washington are angered about Mamie ' Elseh- hower'sj jron *• curtain relations with- the press. j . ' > The first lady has .discarded the- traditional every-two-weeks meeting with lady reporters. In facf, site hadn't met with them since Christmas 1955. •' To top it off, when it came to releasing the description of her inaugural gown in January, she let New York reporters scoop the "We watch for people who seem to be looking around with appreciation in their eyes." It is, regrettably, true that a real Washingtonian trudges down Pennsylvania avenue a bit hunched, wearing a mask of gloom and expression of distraction — while about him rises the most beautiful, most historic, most exciting city in the world. Ipcal.gals, 'POSITIVE' MOVE? — Of gt 4h|fdeb#te and opinions'on SftistdonCL-proposal for-standb" authority in the Middle/..|' Re,p, Peter Frelinghuysen?may have'summed it up best. Praising Mr Eisenhower, the congressman said: "I believe ,the .President, is attempting to lead the nation out of a period of hesitant internationalism! into a new stage of enthusiastic and postivc involvement." RECORD OF BILLS — In the first full month of activity this year,- Congress introduced 5,100 would-be' laws. This is a .new record but as in the past, Iqss than one-tenth of. the bills will be passed. ABOUT LEVELING PRICES IQWB Falls CUfsen — The level of current hog prices provide a good example of how ineffective we are — in spite of our efforts, our experience and the legislation now on" the books — to control these disruptive swings in farm prices. Hogs are our most important cash crop in Iowa. Thfcy are currently selling for better than $19. A year ago now we were talking about $10 hogs. No one, under any circumstances, can maintain that the economy of a state like Iowa is on a very sound and stable basis when the price of its single most important farm crop will fluctuate between such extremes within a twelve months period. Such extreme fluctuations are ruinous to farmers and hurt everyone else accordingly. It is all v^ell and good oit course to say "Well, if those d.<*rn fool farmers would just learn to raise about the same number of hogs each year — and not try to double their production when prices are looking u^> v these great swings would not occur." that's all well and true no doubt. But farmers are nd different from anyone else. If the economy of tjhe clothing business or the grocery business or the newspaper business or the restaurant business <jr the shoe business or .the auto business were such that pfle?? rnight double from one .year to Jhe next, there woulci be those enterprising enterprisers who would throttle down and speed up their business processes in exactly the same manner that farmer do their hog business. People are all alike. Each person rather ihiijk? that h<J is a JUtle smarter than, the njext and that he wUl be able to increase jhls (at a time when all the warnings are out (o hol<I the line far cut prdtfuetjo.^ $WM* IHus capitalise on the ftpflflto of his neighbors. With agriculture, j^ a4diU0Ji to tlje no human. 4(gjBie^eies to "beat the mtrkjeis," you have the influence of weather that can raise liuvoc with even the bust laid plans. FAKE BARGAINS—The Federal Trade Commission will start soon to crack down on fake store bargains. They'll be looking especially at where merchandise is marked up abnormally, then marked down later to an equitable market price'— and advertised at "drastically reduced prices." LITTLE-KNOWN FACTS—Did you know that the,-Treasury Department is making a profit out of wood? Last year, it received $80,000,000 from timber cutting and related activities on land owned by the United StaTes ... Which fish accounted for thfc greatest catch in United States waters last year? It was the herring-like menhaden, which is; .used, for oils,and fertilizers..Last year's harvest was more than two MILLION pounds. (Next in lint- was tuna with 330 million pounds). MISCELLANY — Cost of new homes going up? Here's a comparison:" A house that cost $16,000 to build a year ago costs §17,000 to put up today, according to real estate experts here ... Beginning Feb. 10, all racial designations, such as "Negio" and "Caucasian", will ha dropped from all Army orders by command of the Pentagon... Harold Stasseri's bid for ttye presidency in 1960 is said to havt peen nipped in the bud when Pennsylvania Republicans grive him the cold shoulder after he told them he wanted to run for governor of Pennsylvania. (Stassen has felt that the governorship would be a stepping atone to the White House). •Z—Q-. GLOOMY CUSSES — It's an education to watch the tourist guides at work in front of the White House. They stand near the black wrought-iron picket fence as th'o Ud£ of humanity Hows across the Wide sidewalk. Hut you 001191; that, with infallible accuracy, they always pick out the tourist ., dinafcing their pitch for a 1 ttfur- . ow e^n they tell a tourist-. fc'ojtt a Washingtonian? -, * ~' j other day, one of the guides explained it to me. "We iust uul Hit people who don't Behind The Movie Sets WITH UTTTYFW MA ROW Hollywood. Calif. — Filmdom is beginning to choose up sides for its yearly Battle of the Os- Sars! This year,- the Vgiants." will have strong competition. By "giants" we mean films of the "sooper - dooper," extravaganza class, many of which have exceeded all former costs of film production. Several of these pictures run to quite a longer length than standard running time. However, Oscars are awarded for outstanding excellence and there will be a number of contenders in the ordinary exhibition length that will offer their more expensive opponents serious opposition. » * * There are super-supers such e* C. B. DeMille's "The Ten Commandments" (Paramount); Michael Todd's "Around The World In 80 . Days" (United Artists); King Vidor's "War and Peace" (Paramount); George Stevens' Wflliam "FrietHiy Perftaiion" (Allied Ai-tists). * * » Enlrant* of a mor» standatd- ized length, but long on quality, have a very good chance of adopting a few Oscars. Some of these films, making serious bids for the custody of one or more of Hollywood's. "Polden Boys" are, "The Brave One" (R.K.O.); "Moby Dick" (Warner Bros.); "Full of Life" (Columbia); "Anastasia" (20th-FoX); "Written on the Wind" (U-I); "Lust For Life" (M-G-M) and "The Rainmaker" (Hecht-Lancaster). * * * So many excellent performances have been turned in during the past season, by both new and old faces, that it would be difficult to predict a winner in any of the acting classifications. In its all-out bid for product with exceptional audience appeal, Hollywood has presented a truly great assembly of fine film-fare. It will not be easy to pick winners from so outstanding an array of production and talent. * * • Rock-and-roll fans will find many of their favorite rock-and- roll artists playing themselves in the American-Iaternational film, "Shake, Rattle and Rock." Fats Domino, Joe Turner, Tommy Charles, Anita Ray and Choker Campbell are among the musicians and artists featured in this rockfest. , NOTES OF SERVICE MEN FORT RILEY, KAN. — Army Specialist Third Class David A. Honken, son of Mr and Mrs Alvin L. Honken, Titonka, recently participated With the 16th Infantry Regiment's 1st Battalion in "Operation Call and Haul", a training exercise at Fort Riley, Kan. Specialist Honken's unit was flown to the maneuver area in Army airplanes and helicopters under simulated combat conditions.. A supply clerk with the battalion's Company D, Honken , entered the Army in 1954 and returned to the U. S. from a tour of duty in the Far East in January 1956. The 21-year-old soldier is a graduate of Titonka High School. PLAYA DEL REY. CALIF. — Pfc. Vernon J. Herbers, son of Mr and Mrs J. H. Herbers, Bancroft, Iowa, is a fire control operator in the 865th Antiaircraft' Artillery Missile Battalion's Battery A. in Playa del Rey, Calif. Herbers entered the Army in April 1955 and completed basic training at Fort Chaffee, Ark. He is a 1951 graduate of St. John's High School. NORFOLK. Va. — Howard J. Anderson, commissaryman 2nd class, USN ,son of Mr Andrew C. Anderson of Whittemore, and husband of the former Miss Ann Maedlid of Lexington" Park, Mo., returned to Norfolk, Va., Feb. 12, from a six-month cruise in the Mediterranean aboard the attack aircraft carrier USS Coral Ssa. Visits were made to Italy, Sicily, Greece, Turkey, France, Majorca and Gibraltar. The first Prohibition law the U. S. was involked Kansas in 1880. in in ^ FROM THE FILES OF THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES MARCH 4. 1937 .-While neighbors were giving the H. V. Jones family a farewell party Saturday evening at Burt in the W. A. Stoutenberg home, children present at the affair slipped into the kitchen and turned on all the burners of the stove. Several hours later when Mrs Stoutenberg went into the kitchen to light the stove, the gathering fumes of gas puffed out and frightened the group.fbut caused little damage. Of the 40 persons present, only Mrs Stout- tenberg suffered. Her hair was singed. * * * The members of the county conservation league at Whittemore had chalked up a fine record getting foxes, but the team got "skunked" on its last outing. A total of 50 hunters were in on the hunt. Two foxes were spotted but the wary animals somehow got through the lines of men. * * * Two county men were injured by animals during trie week. Down at St. Joe, Julius Capesius suffered a fractured right wrist while putting horses in the barn. Charles Heiderscheidt of Burt suffered a deep scalp wound Sunday when he was kicked by a cow. Recovery was assured in both cases. * » « Tom Weir of WhiJlcmore had the misfortune to wreck his auto while going home from Algona a half-mile east of Whittemore. He collided %vilh a biTdge and badly damaged the entire left side of the vehicle. Tom didn't, get hurt . » * • A brooder house on the Mike Bonnstetter farm near West Bend was destroyed by lire at 2 a.m. Tuesday. The fire was discovered by Mrs Bonnstetter, but too late to save the building, despite the prompt action of the West Bend fire department. Feed and 400 week-old chicks were up in smoke. * * * March came in like a lamb, much to the delight, of everyone in this area. Temperatures throughout Kossuth county went above the' freezing mark, and thawing was progressing nicely. High reading for the week was a 41, the low a two above mark. * * » An Algona railway mall clerk. Sever Christensen..died Tuesday at Blythe, Cal. He .underwen'. emergency surgery iherd -' tw"b weeks before after being takei> ill while on a vacation trip wuh his wife. He was 51 years of age. * a * An express shipment of 1,00" shiny new silver dollars was received during the week by the Iowa State Bank in Algona. Twu firms, including the Upper Des Moines, were going to use the sUvcr coins, minted at Denver, to meet payrolls until they were used up. It was /hoped they could be kept in circulation. * * * How many members of ih- U.S. Supreme Court do YOU remember from the following list: Harlan F. Stone, L. D. Brandeis, Benjamin Cardozo. Chas. E. Hughes, W. Van Devan ter, jj. C. McReynolds, George Sutherland, Pierce Sutler and 0. J. Roberts. Yessir, that's the group that made up the highest court in the land in 1937. Most of you probably remember Charles Evans Hughes, undoubtedly the most famous of the nine. They ranged in age from Roberts, who was just a kid of 61, to Brandeis. who was 86. Van Devanter had been on the high court since 1910, his 27 years service topping the list. ITERSTO ItEDIIDR A Reprimand To Open Forum Editor: It burns me no end the way your Algona sports Editor writes concerning Lakota and their basketball games. I'm not asking you to blast Lakota all over your front pages but give credit where credit is due, or as the old saying goes: please pardon the expression: Give the Devils their Dues. Lakota has had for the past eleven years very good basketball teams saying nothing of the trophies they have won. Does the Algona papers give them credit. No, not one bit. In fact a year or two ago your heard along the main stem (writer) was wondering who the last girls team from Kossulh County who had been to the State tournaments well who was it? None other then Lakota in 1946 in fact they even wort the first game and had it not been for the star player getting infection in both eyes I think they really would have gone all the way. The second game at the State; New Providence just beat them by the skin of their teeth. Due to the fact that Lakota received such little comment in your papers is the real reason no one could remember who went to the State tournaments, had this been three other towns in Kos- usth county which have rated so much publicity that that had been to State Tournaments you would have printed it year after year during tournament I believe. No one would have had any trouble remembering. In '55 and '56 Lakota was county champs and they hardly rated their pictures in your papers saying nothing of the wiuter'ups. The county tournaments this year you even put extra large pictures of the runners ups. Poor Lukota just don't rate? I guess. to make things clear to you und yours and any one else who reads this here is a list of Lakota's scores the past years — Sectional wins — 1952, won sectional at Titonka; 1953, runner up; 1954, defeated Dblliver at Rihgsted; 1955, defeated Titonka at Titonka; 1956, dci'eatcd Ringsted at Ledyard; 1957, defeated Titonka at Hayfield. In the county tournament {his voar Lakota and Titonka -played jvv.lirr.e, I think that will do to tell, but Lakota hardly got mentioned. I believe I am safe in saying Lakota has been to the District more than any other Kossuth County town and to my estimation you have to be prcttj good to go that far. John Cook is one of the bejsf girls coaches Lakota has eve; had or for that matter one of th; best in the county. By the way I have no children on the team and John Cook is nu relation what so ever to me either. Teeny of Lakota new look for a main dish! Shop for this heart/ special at your grocer's today! Enjoy Coke with meals! Orange-Bright Ham—The easiest hum !p oven for another 30 minutes of baking, glazing everNust mix d few drops -of bottled mint flavoring into orange marmalade and spread lavishly over t hot baked ham. Return Serve with fresh orange slices and plenty of Coke fo* everyone! It's the drink-whgt-am with haml - Ham, lamb, beef, poultry or pork ... to make the most of your favorite roast, serve it with sparkling-bright Coca-Cola. The real great taste of Coke adda to your pleasure the whole meal through. Enjoy Coke with rneaJs. • -a regular-ai«e bottle of Coke coiitain£ fewer calo- (ban half a grapefruit. "Coke" U o regijt»red trad«-mork- Copyright 1957 Th? Coca-Cola The MINERAL SPRINQS COCA-COLA BOTTLING CO, HUMBOLDT, IOWA

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