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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, April 18, 1957
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2-Algono (to.) tfpp* fe» fife*** Thurtdoy, April 18, 1957 "—"• •" •*"• n-tirat HUE-*•*•—•-••*«•• . ,^... *.'... ~ ; T?e$ ulome$ SHOWDOWN STILL COMING Nothing hoi happened during the last week that could assort anyone that trouble in the Middle East has passed, there are 6 whole set of new threats, not only from Egypt, but other quarters where a jockeying for position between the various nations is taking place. No area can live forever in a ttatt of un* certainty; something will have to give- As soon as the Suez Canal is completely Open, but before Nasser can rebuild the armies of Egypt, the Israelis will certaily send some of their ships into the canal. Egypt has said "they shall not pass." Both President Eisenhower and Secretary General Hammarskjold have said they "assume" Egypt will not interfere with passage of Israeli ships, and our own pronouncements have been interpreted to mean that we will see that the canal is open to all shipping, whether we really meant that or not. A ship that ventures into either the Gulf of Aqaba or the entrance to the canal can only be stopped by shooting. The showdoWn is coming soon, and whether we like it or not, we'll be right in the middle of whatever happens. • * * POSTOFRCE BUDGET . Now that the postoffice matter seems to have leveled off so far as curtailment of service and new funds are concerned, some interesting information is coming to light with regard to the operation of the fiscal policies of the post* office under Postmaster General Summerfield. During the past fiscal year the postoffice department spent over 624 million the first quarter, about 547 million the second quarter, and 493 million the third quarter, leaving 454 million for the last quarter or some 47 million less than Mr Summerfield estimates the department will need until July 1. The strange part of .this whole thing is that in the last budget, the postoffice department not only got everything for which it asked in "the way of money, but ALSO was given 6 million MORE than was requested. In other words, adding the six and 47 million together, the post- office department actually spent 53 more million doUdtf'tn'qK"' Coh^ress "wcfs/folcT If would need a year ago at the last budget-making session. In other words, Summerfield's management has gone astray somewhere by q mere, matter of 53 million dollars.'. - ' ' But what's a mere 53. million, in a good business administration? : : ' * ', V •"*'.• ! * -• QUITE A COMBINATION While the state legislature. Republican controlled, has been having a field day trying to maneuver Governor Loveless into as unfavorable a position as possible, the Governor finds himself with support from unexpected quarters in connection with his proposed state budget for the next two years. The legislative appropriations committee proposed to lop something like 1.4 million from the budget, But most of this would come out of various state department funds, all of which are headed by Republicans- The department heads are springing vigorously to the Governor's defense, so we have the strange spectacle of Republican legislators trying to curtail the Governor's budget, but the department heads whose operations would thus be curtailed 1 defending the requested appropriations. Politics — and budgets — mal^e strange bedfellows! •'••*•' V .* . ,, . ,..; •• Robert Montgomery, who produced the tele* vision shows for President Eisenhowe^ as well as commercial types, seems to have lost ou in his Wd to becpme assistant secretary of the Navy. His commercial TV program is about to run out of sponsors and the word is- that Montgomery badly wanted one of the top jobs in the department. *. •••*'• -»' .•;'•. Bummerfield'* explanation that stamps *are top cheap snakes a good story ... but can he make it sttck? .Si * • Upper Iowa Entered 09 second class matter at the postoffice nt Alcana. Iowa, under Act of Congress of 3, 1879. __ Issued Thursdays in J957 By THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. H. B, WALLER, Managing editor C. S. ERLANDER, Advertising Manager * &*& *«*Jf£ r * . Mw-'Wgan, Chicago tf KOSBtiTH CO, .— > —il34» VM*«^J9,4» *—v"' '*^mw ffr jWl^WWF Vf ™ 99 COOKTY NEWSPAPER WHERE THE $$$ GO A couple of enterprising Washington reporters — or perhaps they merely had a lot of time on their hands — decided to make a thorough study of the new U. S. budget, and they found some interesting facts. They discovered that Uncle S<tm has a daily shopping list which includes so many items that no one man knows exactly what it includes. For the proper administration of our affairs it now takes yearly more than 3 billion sheets of mimeograph paper, or 17V& sheets for each person In the U. S. We use 600 million rubber bands a year. The Defense deportment takes 36 billion dollars, mutual security 2.6 billions, economic aid abroad 1 Vi billions, the atomic energy commission 1.9 billions. The air force gets 17V4 billion; the Navy gets a little over 10 billion; the Marine Corps about r/a billion. Interest on the public debt takes 7tt billions. Dropping down to lower figures (millions), construction of war memorials and cemeteries takes 2.9 millions; civil defense takes 71 million; school lunch programs cost 100 million; milk for school children adds up to 70 million, Public health programs cost 500 million; slum clearance is taking 49 million; 85 million goes for college housing- Total funds earmarked for agriculture are 4.7 billion out of which the government gefs some return when surplus commodities are sold. It cost 3 cents to mail an ordinary letter. The postoffice department says it costs Uncle Sam 3.4 cents to deliver it, but a 459 million appropriation makes up the deficit, or was supposed to. Now where de we begin cutting costs? * * * CASH ON THE LINE Joseph Alsop, who writes a syndicated and copyrighted column in many daily newspapers, summarized a study he has made of a recent batch of U. S. app^jjmments to diplomatic posts. around the wojJd. a^ He says that the State Department is ap-' pointing Scott McLeod as head of the embassy in Ireland, and adds that McLeod Is'getting his reward for having done 'more harm to, the American foreign service than any one else in recent memory. We might add we trust McLeod is of Irish descent. McLeod is Senator Joe Me- SNIPE AT BENSON — Sen. Carthy's depuity. C Lyndon Johnsbn, Texas Demo- ''".' After 1952 Robert Coe was named 'ambo^ •«<«&: has" corifrdnted/Agriculture, sador to Denmark, after his family made an Toec contribution. In the last enormous campaign campaign he was again approached and asked to cough up. The cough amounted to $7,000 but this evidently wasn't enough; Coe is being dispensed with this spring. In Belgiunt^we ar^e to have as ambassador one John Cliffotd Fol|er of Washington, D. C., a substantial contributor as Republican committee treasurer. He coughed up $11,500 in 1956. In Holland, a professional diplomat is being replaced by Civil Service Republican chairman Philip Young. Columnist Alsop goes on with other similar revelations. The answer seems to be that cash on the line in sufficient quantities might get you an appointment as ambassador somewhere, no matter who is riding the white horse at the head of the parade or uttering sentences about morality in government. •- , . • : ' * * * EXPENSIVE RIDING EQUIPMENT v .• ...... Grundy Center Register — None of our other Presidents and probably no other one person in our country has as much and as expensive riding equipment at his command as President Eisenhower. Two new helicopters are being completed foi- .the President's exclusive use. They cost $70,000 each. The new copters are said to be for use to bake the President to the airport for his frequent plane trips. In addijaon to the copters, the President has for his .exclusive use the Columbine 1IJ, a four-engined Constellation that cost close to a million dollars. Also there is fo^ the President's use another two-motor plane that was 'provided fqr him in 1955 at. a cost of $75,OpO,The also has a number of Cadillac cars at his disposal. In addition to all of these conveyances a car builder in Italy is making the President the biggest car ever built which he is going to present to him. In addition to the original cost, all of this expensive equipment is manned and maintained at a cost that well runs into six figures. The President is giving us a very poor eX« ample of the kind of economy he urged so often during his campaign speeches. *. * * THE RIGHT TIME TO RESIGN ... Eagle Grove Eagle — Right now is as good STRICTLY BUSINESS "Ttkfaf »ome work home!" £9 KOTGRBA — Oar people should Hot be penalized in reduced postal fter- vtee kimply because those at the top level tn the Department afe unwilling to change in their un- businesslike methods. It is time that some of the "efficiency" which we hear so mucn about become evident in practice. ¥o\ir Congressman, Merwin Coad HUMBLE PRESIDENT? — A survey among Washington newsmen shows that President Eisenhower's popularity last week reached the highest point since last Inauguration Day. One reason given was Ike's return to an attitude of humbleness which had made him so popular the first four years in office ... This was keenly apparent at his April 10 press conference. MCCARTHY SNUB — Capital gossipers are Saying that Mrs Joe McCarthy was avoiding the facts when she said the reason she didn't attend Mamie Eisenhower's spring luncheon was because there was a "mixup" in her husband's 'office regarding,tha invitation. They say it was just a retaliation for the snub Ike gave Joe and Mrs McCarthy a few weeks before. a time as we can think of for Postma8,tfr Summerfeld to resign aijd go pajpk to his agency in Michigan. He has the poftsj department in about as muddled up a mess as it is possible to get it. And while they are about U if Secretary Benson would hitch a ride from hjrn we coyUJ aU clap our hands, * * *. ' The resignation of Don Pierscn pf fiutnjboldi as state chairman of the -Iowa, RepuJ?lipaji party comes as something of a surprise. Wr Pjersoo that the .press of his own perspnl business operates a concrete products ftrjn at requires the resignation. Pierson hag been a orous an4 vocal chairman, with whom we usually disagreed, but who gave his party of the punch that it needed. "Neither snow nor rain n«r heat n«r fltays these courierf s from the, f«i$ „ t» pletion of thejr app,ojnicfil rounds" . . . No, will keep the postman from his appointed >~ except lack of budget money. ifetary Ezra Benson with these, price comparisons. Since 1947, the first "peacetime year" after World War II — Tractors went up 40 per cent in price, ten gallon milk cans up 70 per cent, steel fence posts 48 per cent and poultry netting up §4 per cent. At the same time, Johnson said, wheat dropped 25 per cent, corn 45 percent, hogs 54 per cent, eggs 30 per cent, beef cattle 20 per cent... KERR BLASTS IKE — The most scathing attack on President Eisenhower's speeding incident (some people won't let Ike forget it) came from Sen. Robert Kerr, Oklahoma Democrat. Commenting on the President's statement that "I had no idea how fast we were going," Kerr said:. "It has often been apparent that the President "has had ho idea of what's going on ..." PREDICTIONS^- There will be no increase in the interest rate on VA-guapanteed home loans during this session of Congress ... The present rate of 4 Vi per cent will remain at least until next year. Most of the«,cuts made by the House of Representatives in the proposed 1958 federal budget will be restored by the Senate.., Latest guess is that the total re* Auction will be less than one bilt lion dollars. The sensational 5,500-mile intercontinental ballistic missile will 'be successfully launched late this fall... Meanwhile, the 1,500* mile intermediate missile will be in use by Jate this summer, president Eisenhower will land in his helicopter on a special landing field a tew hundred yards frpm the super-secret under* gtoupd. Pentagon near Waynes, boro. Pa. — 60 air miles from the Capital —«. (luring the Jun§ "alert* tot. Although the Senate passed by 54 to 23 a. bill that would allow ihe trading of surplus food for strategic materials with iron curr I84n,- cpuntrjesi chances are i\ wont feecbme law. CAPITAL puEFS. - Widow nefits. Three out of every widows of veterans eligible increased benefits under a lavy Whjch went into effect last 'Jeimqj-y have failed to apply fpr the extra money. Drinking law. To combat juvenile delinquency, legislators will soon try to raise the drinking age limit from 18 to 21 years in all states of the Union. Red Cross complaints. Here is an ironic complaint of Red Cross solicitors:. Many people declined to contribute this year because they claimed they made heavy payments to Hungarian Refugee relief. Postal rates. A recent nationwide poll of independent businessmen showed that 63 per cent of the executives voted against an increase in the rate of first class mail... Significantly, in a similar poll in 1953, only 57 per cent were against it. Congressman Goad's Comments 6th District Congressman From Iowa Reports On "Washington Activities FROM THE PILES OP THE ALQONA UPPER DES MO1NES APRIL 22, 193? * * * We always wondered where this story originated — now we know. With a headline stating "Week's Best Story", the following yarn appeared on the front page of the UDM. One .of the local highway patrolmen finally overhauled a car south of Algona on 169 after a chase at 70 miles per hour. "Driving too fast," asked the motorist, "Naw," said the officer, "just flying too low." Carl Oiesking, a Titonka boy, went hunting gophers with two of his brothers, Lewis and Erwin. They sighted one and somehow in all the excitement Carl fell against a fpnce. A piepe of rusty nail pierced his right cheek and knocked out a lower toqth. Not only that, but the wily, gopher got away. , * * • Little Donna Dallman, daugh ter of Mr and Mrs John Dallmar; of LuVerne, fractured her arm the hard way. Donna suffered a bad fall Saturday, but evidently did no dam'age. However, the next day she fell again and was taken to a doctor. After the second mishap, it was found it bone in one arm was broken. * * * Fred Fleming, a rural mail carrier at Livermore for the past 27 years, was set to wind up his career Friday, April 30. .When Mr Fleming took over the route in 1910, he covered 27 miles with horses and usually took from seven to 12 hours to cover his territory. Three miles had been added since then, but he covered the distance in four hours. •*;••••• -, . . V, t Gloria Gearhart, 3-year old daughter of Mr and Mrs A. W? Gearhart of West Bend, was a lucky little girl. A ladder which had been leaning against the family's house fell on her Mondayi She was pinned to the ground and one of her curls cut from This week I am writing this report in the Boone office and it is very good to be back in the district. One of the rathei bothersome things'about being in Washington is that of being away, from the people one serves. But, whenever there .is the" opportunity I want to be in the district to be among those-1 represent. Easter recess is coming up shortly and there are many activities scheduled which I could have accepted but I have chosen to be in the district during that 'time. In fact, I received an invitation inviting the entire family to go to Daytona Beach, Florida, for a week during the Easter recess. This' was an invitation put out by the Chamber of Commerce of Daytona Beach and all the expenses would be paid by the Chamber of Commerce during the stay there in Florida. It looked attractive enough but I am coming to Iowa for my time at home is too little at best without that kind of interference. * * * There is a great amount of concern over the situation which exists in the Post Office Department. The situation is that this department has run out of money and the Congress is reluctant to give an additional amount. This will hurt in two areas: the personnel will be laid off and the service to the patrons will be reduced. I do not like the situation for the fact is that if the Post Office Department officials had followed the law which is very clear cut on this, then they would have come to the Congress months ago and explained what was happening. As it is, this situation is revealed just a few days before the cutback is to be made. I am not lor cutting back the benefits to the personnel pf the Post Office who do the work- There are some in the "middle brass" class which I think could justifiably take the cut — and I mean those in the regional offices — much better than our people in the actual service end oi the department. her head by the sharp edfe'of the ladder. She was badly btmis* ed on the neck, arms and body, but didn't receive any- fractures. * • • / The late Joe Sieil wart one of Algona's master .gardeners, and {tfoved it again" at an early date in 193?, Joe brought his first three tomatoes of the season to the Uppet Des Moines office for all "to «ee. They were luscious looking and had been ripened ih a hot bed. The tomatd plant whldh produced them had five mqn-e just about refffiy to, e«. » * » Sporii note* — John Cesgiovo of Kossuth County kayoed Claude Pettit of Emmetsburg in the fourth round of a boxing match at Waukon; Lotts Creeks' baseball team, one of the fihest in the area in ,1936, Was set for another big summer; St. Cecelia Academy fqady to open eight- game spring slate, with irajr at Burt; and Armstrong '. lost Its first two games, 6-2 to Grant, and 5-1 to Swta City. . • V *. . Kosiuth county's share ef the North Western Railway's taxes for 1936 was $20,189.42, according to the state tax. Commission. The schools of the county received the largest share — $12,535.98. 1 i Mrs James Beck of celebrated their 50th anniversary. Moriday at home. The Becks had six and two daughters. , , •' ; :.:"14; «' ; .*t~ , Movie Set *•. • * i > i . • ''• - t '- Vj -< Hollywood, Calif. — Andy Griffith, Mt. Airy, North Carolina boy, who first attracted public attention with his comic monologue recordings, is now a movie star! Back in 1953, when Andy was a popular singer of folk and country songs, he recorded a number of dialect routines as a "minor" side venture. Andy's little "pin -money chores" brought him public recognition, overnight. His' "What It Was - .Was, Football," and his side-splitting, country-boy explanation of the opera, "Carmen" on "& Capitp'lidisH;, 4 arqi,stJlLaellirig 'briskly — arid bringingffn r^yal- ties.. They, firmly-'establfehed' the folk : sbng sijiger.^jjs -a top-ncrtch comedian. '~ .1 4 ,'// .»".*.' .' • ~ '•-.-, Big-time show* business had "discovered" 'Andy Griffith. Before long, Griffith was creating the role of Will • Stbekdale in the Broadway show* "No Tme For Sergeants." But, Broadway sue- cesi doesn't necessarily mean a wide national acclaim. It was when Andy did "No Time For Sergeants" on TV, for The U.S. Steel Hour, that everyone in the country had aii opportunity to enjoy the folksy cnarm of the new comedian. * 4 • this national showcasing did many things for Andy Griffith. Astute showman, Jack Warner Bros. Studio and the famous producer-director, Meryyn LeRoy, saw the screen possibilities of a movie version of "No Time For Sergeants," starring Andy in his original Broadway role. While their competitors were still laughing at Griffith's quips, Jack Warner and Mervyn LeRoy were getting the Griffith autograph on the neatly dotted line of a film pact. • * • fn addition. The Theatre Guild wants Andy for the title role in "Clarence," when he completes his picture assignment. Meanwhile, the clever new star from North Carolina is viewing the organized confusion of movie making as seen "through the eyes of a country-boy from Georgia," the character that brought him fame. To make certain tnat he doesn't lose the priceless accent of his "Georgia-boy," Andy spends his evenings listening to the Aady Griffith monologues he Waxed in 1953. * • * Filmdom is a strange and perplexing place to any newcomer, and Andy was no exception. That is, until he was introduced tu actor Murray Hamilton. Murray is playing a fellow Air Force inductee from Georgia. Andy noticed that Murray didn't completely lose his accent between scenes. This called for a bit of tactful investigation. Griffith had a very pleasant surprise in store. It developed that Murray Hamilton's home town was Washington, North Carolina, and that ' he had often visited relatives not far from Andy's home, in Mt. Airy, North Carolina. • Further probing revealed that the .two gentlemen had many mutual friendships in common and O both knew any number of the same people "back home." Picture making, which had been a tiresome job until now, began to take on a new and plea-' sant aspect for Griffith and .Hamilton. - Between-scenes, waiting periods were no longer endless stretches ; of boredom. As tho pair -reminisced, ^they discovered many;* more 'common b-o n d s. There .were so many new things to talk;about during camera setups that time, which once dragged oh endlessly, seemed 'to take wings: . • , . • . . : TO LOWER YOU* TAX BILLS ' Science Shrinks Piles New Way Without Surgery Find* Heali^ Subi anco Tbai Do«* Both- Heroorrhoidi stAUgasjita (ike «J r»t Urn* icience hag found a After case, while gen . §ub»t»nee is now available in ointment form under ' o»t amazing of gll - results were I* .^ The tax bills of all lowane are 1$|9 thW they would be, as a result of,, the sizeable taxes pa1<L annually by the brewing industry. These taxes now tQ&l^jhiige ibjm of $25,362,798,00 per year on the beer sold ,in, thjs state. In this total are , $11,38^983,00 U. §, .^e fi Iowa ealee, $2,000,000,00 state sales tax, $3,188,044,t5 Iowa tax $aid by wholesalers, $1,289,871,00 license fees, and $7,500,000.00 other state and federal taxes. These sums reduce by that amount the ta.xeB we lowans would otherwise have to fi^r, ^ ^ ; 'e.'';. •"'"• . -t • ", ,' ' • •'*"'• '. And Iowa benefits from :'%» I^|^in4u^y in many other ways, too, TaTte the industry's Iowa payroll of over $30,000,000 per year, or tHe^S^OOO^nveBted in property in Iowa, or the huge purchases of farm products used in the brewing process. Truly, most #ny way you look at it, the brew* ing industry VRJETWXIVG , . , helping to build Iowa United Slates Brewers Foundation -Iowa Division -808 liberty Bldg, Des Moine*

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