The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 7, 1957 · Page 18
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 18

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, March 7, 1957
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Ho.) Up|v»r DM MfttaM Thtfttdtfy, Mutch 7, HOW TO SAVE U. 1 MONEY * The President's largest peace-time budget tn fc'rifety it tausing mere mail Into Washington than anything that has happened in a long tinte, members of Congress say. Most of the letter* object to the vast, proposed expenditures. ! five recommendations were made recently bygone Congressman at to haw the U. S. could shive Its tax and budget bill. 7 1 -Adopt the Hoover recommendations — anti save $5 billion a year. * 2 -Stop trying to bolster up the world. It costs $5 billion to "keep" 38 foreign countries a year. * 3-Postpone aft those big dams — wait until <w« need more crops, then put the deserts to use. Billions in savings, including one billion for; the Colorado-Utah project on which work is scheduled to start this year. " 4-Reduce civilian payroll, which is now 2,4)00,000, the highest in notional history. It cosfs $10.2 billion a year. (The President has astfed for on increase of 27,000 civil service wafers). •'** * : J •; 5-Eliminote the spenders around the President and give him more advisers of Secretory of ^Treasury Humphrey's caliber. *- And who mode these suggestions? Representative Nooh'M. Mason Of Illinois, o Republican. , . ' • v '* - • * » CARING fOR THE FAITHFUL former Congressman James I. Dolllver of Fort Dodge has no reason to worry about the financial future. If his election contest with Mer- wi|r Coad from the 6th Iowa district fails fo oust Cojid, he now has q cozy, lucrative position with th* U. S. government in Iran. He will receive $lH,000 a year, as well as his Federal pension, wr|}ch will bring his total income to over $20,000 a year. The post was created out of thin air to ta|e care of Mr Dolllver; it did not exist before. £ Dewey Short, Missouri Republican who was delected in the last election, has now been nam- or/afrnost the T52,500 he w<$uld have made as a Congressman had he befeh reelected. We presume Mr Short also gets a .pension. tw± '"*$ " Taking care of .the brethern who lose out ip elections Is an old habit.' The democrats have done it in the past; the Republicans are doing it jfjow. The only 'thing K you sort of expect It from the misguided Democrats, but one is sur- pr&ed to find the lily-white and simon-pure Republicans using the same tactics. '' ' W-I.N-C-H FOR SALE 0. ' Rock Couniy ^Minn,) Star Herald — When you. make a bobble in a. newspaper story it's believed to be traditional that you will make two more with the same item before the smoke finally clears away arid everybody's 'feelings soothed. jThis Connecticut weekly's unfortunate exper- ran in the usual cycle of three, 5 The paper had the following want ads: March 22: "For Sale" -*• Slightly used farm wench in^ood condition. Very handy. Phone 336. H, Cart- *•! March 29: "Correction— Due to an unfortunate er^ir, Mr Cartright's ad last. week was 'not clear. Ha-has an excellent winch for sale. We' trbst this wijj put an end to the jokesters who have called MKCartright and greatly bothered his housekeeper,*<Mrs Hargreaves who loves with him." ••< April 5: "My W4-N-C-H is not for tele. I put a sfedge hammer .to it. Poh't bother calling 336. I tjjid the phone taken out. I am NOT? carrying on«.with Mrs .Hargreaves. She merely j^J-V'E-S hefe. H. Cartrigftt." • • • Somehow '— funny as these slip ups read we car}!t laugh any more for we've made our share of -(hem. The miracle is that, with the last minute of getting ; a newspaper to press— weekly or e aren't more of them made. i i $ J.^C^fgM»MajiiBe llOO^Algona. Iowa iterwTas wscon'd ciws issUerat^the poBtoftice AJjKron, Iowa, under Apt ot Congress of "MOWES PUBLISHING co. WAUJBR7 Managing Editor Advertising Manager AJOSM, BWMSEMTATIVE aTST Chicago i, ill BATES IN SQfifiVTH C0» .„..„ , , iQp KQ88VTH SCHOOL COSTS RESTUDIED While if hot be«rt generally recogniied that educational facilitia* mw*t be expanded to meet inewssirtg enrollmenfs, 'not until recently hot anyone bothered to consider the possibility that we may net be using present facilities to their fullest extent, or getting the greatest value out of them, .; The trend has been simply to build more buildings and add more teachers, all of which in turn prove expensive as taxpayers finer out about this time of the year. U. S. News & World Report carried a recent article in which a prominent educator boldly came forth and suggested that a four«term*yeor for schools should be adopted. Pupils would attend school for nine months a year, but some would be attending during the middle of the summer and having their vacations in the middle of the winter. School facilities would be utilized all the year instead of nine months. Teachers would get a vacation of one month a year. He also .cited some of the disadvantages, foremost being Opposition from many school teachers and administrators who like things the way they are, and from parents who are, used to taking their children on summer vacations. However, he cited figures to show how many additional pupils could be cared for without unnecessary building and expansion if the,four- term idea were carried out. , - Another educator, retired superintendent of schools in Los Angeles, says that extensive use of television In the classroom could saye '100,000 teachers a year and half a million dollars in teacher salaries. He presumably was speaking .about schools in metropolitan centers. Both of these ideas are interesting, not be- cauSe they are likely to be immediately adopted, but because they are a new approach to the solving of educational costs and facilities. * * * ARE MORALS COMPLETELY GONE ? Albert Lea (Minn-) Tribune — Nine-pre- martial pregnancies have occurred among '.teenagers in thi%community in recent months, Whether this 'number 'te abho&iialv! one,, qan only guess. Statistics of this kind generally are fragmentary, shadowy and unreliable. It may be there were fewer pregnancies among the cubs than in former years. Nobody seems to remember, kinder the circumstances, it might be useful to examine this community's attitude toward these youthful adventures in procreation. • It has been reported that in some of these incidents, the ^principals ,have been given! a ttero's treatraent.lShowers ; haveT3een held. Church weddings have been permitted. There hasn't been the public raising of eyebrows that might have accompanied such events in yesterdays. • ' '•*/••'', All this would seem to indicate that'the public is accepting pre-marriage relations as normal. 1 Cev- taily not much effort is made to keep secret either the event or the principals involved. What kind of people are involved, you may well ask. Well, they are a good cross section of this community. Of the nine girls involved, three come from "good" homes with better than average economic advantages, three come from "aver age" homes and three from "sub-standard, broken or homes where there was emotional upheaval." Eight of the girls profess religion. Only one is "unchurched." The churches represented range from "authoritarian to repressive to liberal." The boys range from bottom to top in intel- lige.nce. One is reputed to be of "exceptional" intelligence, one is above average and three or four are "marginal" and one considered dull. The only thing these children had in common was they ,had "gone steady." And with whom did they go? Only two completed their adventure with classmates. The other were involved with out-of- school and/or out-of-town men ranging in age from 18 to 33 years. In some societies, pre-marriage arrangements are condoned. In modren Scandinavia, for instance, the Welfare state provides for unmarried mothers quite handsomely. In at least one province in Holland, pregnancy is a prior condition of marriage IV may well be that we are headed in this direction. However, if we are not resigned to having our society drift into European standards of behavior, then it seems the community ought to take a more active interest in this problem. These hasty marriages will be producing families ill- eguipped to provide for themselves in a society already overburdened. We cannot turn the matter over to "professionals" We have more paid people assigned to the problem than ever before, yet shotgun marriages appear to be increasing rather than diminishing in number. As a hasty overview it would seem that halting the habit of "going steady" offers the quickest solution. Another preventive measure might be meeting .these virile young men from out-of-town at the city limits and turning them away. the most important news each d»y for the past week or two has been ^m investigation of Jabor racketeering. At least it has rated the banner headlines, day after day, in the Des Moines Register and Tribune. Nobody condones racketeering, in Jahor or elsewhere. But we -strongly suspect trjat the Register & Tribune policy is to keep your attention focused on something like labor racfcetgering, rather than some O f the more inv portant things going on in Washington and elsewhere around the world, not all of which are going too well, STRICTLY BUSINESS ** "We rarely interfere Mrjth our employes' personal taites,Ai;gyle, but...' year. ._.._ fltifl iolki* Ml and Mrt Herman Buttle, Mt *ttd Mrt Herman Leek and Mrs Carl Reynolds! found themselves in the midst of a flood area while on " Editor's n4te —- The wrile* :"i has just returned from a 10- day tour of Venezuela. Following is a summary of his impressions), , - • - ; . • ,. CARACAS, Venezuela — The capital city of this South American Republic lies 2,000 fniles straight south- of »the capital city "of the United States.; It tobk five days • sailing the Atlantic and Caribbean in an oil tanker, but the return trip to Washington tjy air' wjtl be .12 hours. Generally, little, ,the. Slates. , .about i& known, in this country .which is beaming stupendously rich on oil .royalties, yet is still burdened in most areas by the bleakest of poverty. Because it- now. is only second to ' Canada frf • importing y.- S. products, Venezuela holds art important position in our way ol life. Here hi CdratJas, a' city f of : \) 000,000 persons, located just beyond the coastal Andes on the shores of the Caribbean, one can, see the influence,'bt the' States. Alrhost" "- 1 —'' . . outside 'those whd'-*liVe«-iri i : the jammed hillside slums, owns a U.S. - built autq,, Of ihe 37,000 North Americans in this country who • work hi oil, steel and a few other industries, most are 4n the $ilO ( 000-a-year and up bracket. By Venezuelan law, every worker — native or foreigner — gets a two month's bonus in pay each year. Living costs are high. About 30 per cent higher, than in the States. North American cigarets cost six dollars a carton, a bunch of celery is $1, a head of lettuce, $1,50. A ten-cent chocolate bar from the States costs 60 cents. Tourists must change their American money tinto bolivars. Each bolivar is worth 30 cents. A little-known fact is that the government imposes a, censorship on messages, including the outgoing mail of tourists. Officials edit out derogatory, remarks about their government and.thg- poverty conditions in- the outlying areas. (This dispatch was delivered to Washington in person). Millions of dollars in oil is produced here daily — all the result of North American know*, how. ' ; The Venezuelan government collects a royalty of 52 per cent. President Morcos Perez Jimenez (pronounced Him-EN-iz) puts most -of the money into federal projects, like road-buildings, reservoirs and .sjum dearancesj A landmark north of this city is a cluster of huge, 15-story apartment houses that look like United Nations buildings but painted with a patchwork of gay •colors. Former slum residents Jive here. , The §6079 iNsrd on foreign aid thews wt t>u# friendship abroad- But that doesn't us from going right ahead and shipping flySlffceajB-.**- nuwt than ever before as a matter of furl N A notable p»qj»cj is the Campaign to stamp out disease. A tourist sees results of this on huts in the country areas. Stenciled on almost every house are the letters, "DDT." Except in the half dozen principal cities, strpets are of dirt. Children play nude in dusty yards with pigs and goats. —o— North Americans are attracted to this country fpr two reasons: (1) The climate is tyke that oj the Caribbean islands" (2) Good pay. But there is one requirement to success: * Learn Spanish, the predominant language here. „ :. ; NJXON HOME TROUBLES — The Average person oftentimes? loses sight of the fart ., th$»t. 9 famous family has jtf» Household problems. And sometimes their domestic diffkultita art 1 even greater than yours or m|ne. fake the ftichai'd Nispj\s,««fbri i'tt Fur /our veara nuw, 'Bat arid- Dick and their daughters Julie and Patricia have been getting more and more cramped in their seven-room, one-car- gniage white brick- house out on Tllden Street. ..... ^' ' So crowded has the oo crowaea nas Became inu :i -'-. „ ,:~_~,~~ home of the world-traveling, I next evening. their way home froth Wise. They had gone to Wiftcort sin to attend a wedding anniversary. The Badger state Was experiencing flood conditions as were the Mississippi and Ohio river areas. * * * fh» waaihtf wftilfiuad id please everyone ift this area, although nippy temperatures moved in late in the week. High mark was a 64 March 6, the low a nine above reading Mar. 9. The river, which had gone out of its banks during the early part of the week, calmed down somewhat when the mercury dropped and halted melting of show. The Algotia city school election was a tame one with only 26 ballots cast, but indications were for a few red-hot battles in the run for city offices Mar. 29, which practically guaranteed a heavy vote. There were two candidates for mayor and a total of eight candidates for six posts on the council. With the deadline for filing still two days away, there was still olenty of time for other interested persons to get in on the races. * * • LeRoy MalhUon was honored by Algona high school's wrestling squad when he was selected as captain for the season just past. Harold Banwart was named to captain the team during the next season. Both were fine wrestlers. * * • About 200 business, professional and civic leaders attended the annual meeting of the Algona Chamber of Commerce Tuesday night in the high school gymnasium. Among other items of business, the group elected 12 de- rectors, four each for three-year, two-year and one-year terms. Lee Loomis, publisher of the Mason City Globe-Gazette, was featured speaker. The late Joe Bloom was elected president of the Chamber at an organizational meeting the somewhat a new fffogram for public schools. It differs in sorrf* respects from the usual subjects Offered in high school* In thii fast-changing period, it Seems to ins that we do need more of this tki^d of Ujting in farming to k*5ep pace imn advances in otftW types of Work in this country. H. T. Hall, supervise* Agriculture Education State Dept. Public Instruction Des Moines, Iowa Behind The Movie Sets souve'nir-gathering Nixons that while the vice president's mother y voting them the only extra bid^oom available \ is a < room in the 'basement. 1 Well, the other day, the Nixons made the plunge. They . put a down payment on a new place — a 21-room mansion about a dozen blocks from their present $40,000 Their • new little palace will set them back $75,000. Moving -, day . js j early part o/ April . Nixon, receives $.35,070. . Nixon also receives a $10,000 expenses account (none of it for traveling). "" noty, though, a' bill in would iricrease his expense -'a'ccdijrit to $25,000 and leiw'" anttfher $20,600 for travel. The bill also provides for a n, — a » "little , White f use free by the vice bi H ouse' president. — o — MAIL TROUBLES — A good portion ,'of a : congressman's constituent;. mail holds' 'complaints about U.S. portal service. ' The taxpayers do no condemn •-tJMte'indivJdual mail carrier. Apparently they're aware he puts in a^ hard day's work at mediocre pay. ,The criticism is aimed at the postal system as a whole — and particularly the deficient type of training the clerks and carriers receive from their supervisors. There are other things, too — like the lack of courtesy among the higher salaried pqliticlal appointees ... Not long ago, a package mailed from a Pennsylvania town 80 miles away was delivered five weeks later. Interestingly enough, it was clearly marked "perishable.". And, oh yes, it Was sent special delivery , . . Another thing, while griping about the postoff ice: The .Postoffjce Department is apparently' the most distrusting or government "agencies. . In Washington, at least, none of the postal officers will accept a bona- fide personal or business check in payment of stamps, LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Hollywood. Calif, — This welk, we doff our battered fedora to C. V. Whitney Pictures, Inc. They are the producers of "The Amer* ican Series" of motion pictures. "The Searchers," first of this series to be released, stars John Wayne and was directed by the justly famous John Ford, ft be' came an immediate international success. * • « It's not news when John Ford turns out a particularly ei tertaining and successful picture. However, it is news when two such prominent Americans as C. V. Whitney and John Ford team up to produce a film whose chief objective is of far more import than the mere making of fine entertainment. * * * To quote Mr Whitney, "The purpose of the American Series is to show our own people their country, past and present, and to show our people and our country t6 the rest of the world so that they may learn more about us." By presenting us as we are, Mr Whitney will correct many false impressions the rest of the world holds'to be fact. * * * We realiie that murders, jewel thefts and gangster activities do not 'represent the American way of life. That they are so far from being commonplace to the average American that they offer good story situations. Yet, who can blame others for their misconceptions when we are seldom brought to their screens as we really are. "Second in the American Ser- ies will be "thf Missouri f favel- eV a warm, hiaftifi Itory about owr great Middl* Weil the small town, the grass roots of our couti" Mr WMlfte? Scheduled to roll in February, or early March, "Missouri Traveler" LIKED F.F.A. SPREAD Upper Des Moines'Pub. Co. Algona, Iowa The "spread on the salute to the F.F.A. appearing in .your paper Feb. 21 is indeed excellent. The vocational agriculture departments and F.F.A. chapters at Algona, Titonka, Swea City and Buffalo Ceiiter. should be most appreciatiw of this' recognition. I am sure rl will be'a fine stimulus for greater achievement in the future. Vocational agriculture is still ia base don the John Buttress el of the same name. Producer Patrick Ford has been interviewing many well-known Mid Westerners With an eye to using them in key roles. Among them is the celebrated humtirist» Cal Tinney of Tulso, Oklahoma, noted radio and TV network artist. Another possible cast member is the highly interesting Cap'n Billy Bryant, a veteran of over SO vears of Mississippi River showboating. For the present, definite commitments on all roles must await Norrhann Shannon Hall's creeh adaption of the John Burress novel. * • » It is indued gratifying that ihe colorful, the interesting and the warmly human side of our America is being pointed up rather than the more frequently presented swimming of the sensational and superficial. Now that European release is playing such an important role in our motipn picture market, it is well that the rest of the world be given a true picture of our real America. • • * NOW1 We'll answer ihe question you've had in mind ever since we mentioned the C. V. Whitney Production. Yes! C. V. Whitney is Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney, the famous international polo player. His own life would make a fascinating adventure story. * "•'.'" Mr Whitney took time out from his schooling to- Serve in the Air Corps in World War. I. He was a *founder ! and, for many years, board chairman of Pan American Airways. During World War II, he was a Colonel with the Army Air Force. He served as' a combaf intelligence officer and was waisi gunner in a Tokyd' bound Flying Fortress bomber, dolonel Whitney say active service fnar a bombing base in India, at the Battle of Alamein and the Invasion of Iwo Jima. » » • On second thought, perhaps it would be impractical to film the C. V. Whitney life story. If yoti only touched the highlights briefly, you couldn't get them all into one feature film. They just don't produce pictures THAT long! IF. IT'S NEWS — WE WANT IT Really Stands 6 Yields From the files of the UPPER DES MOINES Mar, 11, 1937 * * * Shorty Hart, suspected of being the brpjns of a gang of butter thieves which raided creameries in this area last year, was cap* tured without a struggle at Omar ha yesterday. Hart escaped from the county, jail here Oct. 10, 1938 while awaiting trial on the stolen butter charge. He was indicted tor breaking jail and, according to authorities, would undoubtedly bo returned here for trial. Officers who arrested Hart in Omaha said he had $6,500 cash in his pockets when picked up. * » « fire destroyed one of the cupolas jori the'Gail Pettit home m AJgon». Tuesday morning. For- tOnateJy, the blase was discov» ered'ift time so the blaze did not make- much headway. Damage wa§ slight. « ..* • The Fenton Telephone Co. held its annual meeting Saturday. B. A. Huskamp and Walter Ohm were elected new directors of the organization- Other officers Dr. J. f. WSfite, 'president; man Krawse ind'M. E. Burwash, directors; G. W, Newgl, gecretajfy; und Mr and Mrs G. B. Stevens, Uneinttn and opttfa!ypr,a-asp«tiv*» l.y<*-ffh'e telephone rates were to remain the same.duringtthe<next, You dorii iake chances vrtenyou&ed Don't be misled. Don't take chance*. FgtCO MINERAL U the be*t yoti can buy and it's priced right. 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