The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 9, 1957 · Page 18
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 18

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, May 9, 1957
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l-Altfww no.) ypptr 0« Malm , May 9, 1*s; wet fle$ lttome$ ^M^^MLj|^..J&-^ 7. -yd- -rV f -. ,-jLL_^ ^-^•"- --•-'""-.•.~-"--^». ; .'^ .- -T.-'.,-^-.. -. ... -i^.J.^..^^^-^ A DREAM NEAR REALITY Man is moving closer to his ancient dream of de-salting »hs water from the sea to proVde an unlimited supply of fresh water for farms and cities, government scientists report. Research on cheap methods of purifying ocean water will take a giant step forward this summer with the construction of three pilot plants on the east and west coasts. If these plants work as well as expected it appears reasonably certain that the cost of large-scale conversion of sea water will be brought down to about 50 cents per 1,000 gallons, the research men say. That would be a major accomplishment. Until this time the most efficient water conversion apparatus used by some Navy ships and at isolated industrial sites has been about $2 per 1,000 gallons. That doesn't mean that running pipelines with fresh water to major cities and farm a reds which need it is just around the corner, but it Is getting closer to reality. There is no question but that conversion of sea water to fresh water is about the only answer to the ever-increasing demand for water. Mother Nature has tried valiantly to keep up with the demand, but an expanding nation and drouth years have taken their toll of natural supplies and the country's normal water level. There are some expenditures of public funds in research that are worth what they cost, and progress in de-salting of sea water is certainly one of them. We only hope that after it is accomplished with public funds the secrets of the process are not turned over to private profit enterprises. The benefits belong to the people. * * •* LEGISLATIVE ACCOMPLISHMENTS Now that the state legislature has wound up Us official 1957 session and gone home, the pros and cons of what it did and how good or how bad can be debated until the subject wears itself out. It is of course quite easy to criticize a governor or a state legislature, ond both have received their share this session. Probably the legislature cpyjd .hav* been better,- and? It undoubtedly could have been,worse. All things considered, we get the feeling that Governor loveless handled his own job — and himself — in a very commendable manner. We even found him agreeing on occasion with some 9! the thinking of leading legilator*, the opposition party, or perhaps it way around, they agreed with him. Sometimes we feel that party labels are played altogether too heavily in the arena of state government. After all, state government does not need to be a matter of party divisions. It is simply a matter of doing the best job possible for the people of the state. If we could forget the party label in the run-of-the-mill handling and legislating of state affairs we'd probably be much better off. In all the turmoil about Dave Beck, the daily press pretty well overlooked what was taking place in a simultaneous hearing on the floor above in Washington — an investigation into the so- called oil depletion allowance granted oil companies, which allows them to deduct 27.5 percent of their net income before taxes. The amount of money involved and the ethics of the matter made Dive Beck look like a piker. The Treasury also allows ah American combine to deduct from U. S. income tax any so-called tax it feays abroad. Thus the 50-80 split with Arabian rulers by Aramoo '{whose potential war in ihe middle east we seem willing to fight) is called "taxes" and is deductible on this side of the Atlantic. Quite a deal, and quite a subsidy in this day when the word "sub- siday" is supposed to refer Only to the farm program. There hare been rumbles in Des Moines about Casey Loss of Algona, Kossuth representative, as a possible appointee to the State Highway Commission. * 111 fe Call Upper *— PH- V -fi 4-3535—Algonaj Iowa Entered as &cond class tanner at the postoflice qt 'Algona. Iowa, under Act of • Congress ol March a, 191$, —* ' Thrsdays in 1057 By THS PPPER PES MOINES PUBLISHING CO, > R. B. WALTER* Managing Editor g. 8. EBLAIfPp;. Advertising Manager REPRESENTATIVE Representatives, Inc. .... .,W Y<wk 48, N. y. icbjgan, Chicago i, 111 W KQSSUTH CO. »» -- r .-» ---- vr , w .4RUN in combination, per year—. $3.0C •JffftfffTf* -- |»*! T ^p^-»>.. ~yr_ ||C lt CtfSlBS KOSSOTH .... -- • __ ^BOfi^lujiVwruB- qf-r-" -- "•>- -n- -- • - T CITY AICP COUNTY MEWS? APER ROUGHER TIMES AHEAD Indianola Tribune — Storm clouds are gathering steadily over the Eisenhower administration, and are of sufficient numbers to signify troubled months ahead in the top echelons of the republican hierarchy. It is almost impossible to believe that a man who won an overwhelming victory in his reelection fight last November would be criticised and second-guessed by members of his own party* with his new term barely three months old. During his first four years as President, Mr Eisenhower was seldom criticised directly by members of the republican party, with the exception of a few McCarthy-ites arfd other extremists. The nation's press was nearly solid behind him. About the only place he ran into any trouble from within his own party was in the middle-west farm belt, and that was only a mild reaction to low farm prices. By and large, most criticism leveled at the President during his first term of office came from the opposition party. Without getting into the many issues involved, each of which could be a topic by itself, we want to point out some of the indications of trouble ihead for the President, coming from his owa Party. „ .. .^^ Pick up almost any daily paper today, ond somewhere in it you will probably be able to find a news story about a republican senator, house member, or other high official, who has criticised Mr Eisenhower, or some important phase of his work. Of chief concern lately has been his abnormally high peace-time budget, which has thrown cold chills into a large group of conservative republicans. Large, influential publications have lately referred many times to complaints of republican congressmen that they have been unable to get in contact with the President to discuss issues with him. Some were reported to have complained because they were the last to know t just' what the next policy in the new 'modern republicanism' was going to be. One republican congressman commented that the only way he could keep up on the President's domestic policies was through the newspapers. Party channels, he protested, were not up to date, or at least were blocked to most congressmen. Recent diplomatic appointments have stirred up'a round of protest iri republican circles (and well it should). Even old-line party members are dismayed at the obvious influence campaign contributions have had on recent appointments in the diplomatic service, with an apparent complete disregard of ability. News services and columnists have commented • to great lengths on this topic. Had it not been for the name of one man— Dwight D. Eisenhower — the republican party would have lost last year's national election completely. As it was, he salvaged the executive offices for his party; and pulled enough congressmen along to give his party a bare minority in (?oth houses. Now, less than six months after the election, members of his own party are turning their backs on their acknowledged leader. With more than three and one-half years to go, it looks like rough sledding, indeed, for this* popular vote getter. One thing is certain •?- Mr Eisenhower will not be living in the same "ivory tower" in which ic spent his first four years of office. * * * CIRCULARS A NUISANCE Decorah Journal — Irate subscribers of this newspaper report their mailboxes are being stuffed these days with unsolicited, unpopular advertising pieces. Apparently, the nuisance is growing. It is likewise obvious that as the nuisance grows resentment among the people is growing. Many of our subscribers have told us they throw these circulars into the ditch or into the street when they receive them. Their irritation, they explain, stems, in part from a feeling they are being imposed upon. To impress us with the seriousness of* the problem, occasionally one of our subscribers bundle together all of the unsolicited advertising circulars received in a week and brings them into our desk. They make a mountainous stack. We can see readily that no man or woman who has anything else-to do can possibly read everything in a week's deluge 6f circulars. Unsubscribed-to mailing pieces have always been unpopular. They create more ill-will than good-will for stores and individuals sending them out. •The situation points up again the superiority of the newspaper as an advertising medium. People pay their hardearned money for the newspaper, are glad to subscribe to it andsget what it Contains. They want the news items, the feature stories, the pictures, the editorials, and the hometown, advertising, Newspaper subscribers similarly are anxious to support a home-town newspaper because of what it supports. It has become trite to point out that the hometown newspaper is the foremost and most persistent advocate of all good things for its community, the most ardent and effective promoter of its town, ^Not cnly that, the home-town newspaper Usually in one of the largest industries in its town. It affords; jobs which support many families, provides a payroll which creates a lot of business for the towni and is one of the most liberal donors to 'worthwhile, local causes. Becaiiise of all these facts, the newspaper is «|ill the ffiost popular advertising medium known: |6 mankind. * t * The pay raise voted by the lefiflaiure for . itself doesn't compare with the gain made by the ofjftel&l doorkeeper in the House of Representatives in Washington, Eight years ago he was; making $6,000 per year. Now his salary has be^O boosted to $16,500. That's a raise of 175% in eight years, and a Iqt <>{ dows Showli b 6 0p8 ne dh for $16,500. ' -, * * ** . . . > jji Chicly e divorce gtgrtt wound «p by giving the wife her hiisband's cocktail lounge, although she belonged to the W.G.T-U. STRICTL/JUSINESS ^1'U Ulink you, Dr. JsrvU, to Hop operatln|r '^•^ ' ' ~ • -v..- *^ .iiiV*^ . *'. *«ft _ ^ IMMORAL FUNDS?! — King' Baud's stay at Blair House in Washington stirred up ,so many rumors 'about "government - subsidized •„ lady guests that the; State Department was forced to issue an official statement. The statement said, in effect, that no U.S. funds were spent for immoral purposes during th« king's visit. However, imaginative cynics around here aren't convinced .. CONGRESS — HIGH GEAR— Now that most partying and spring junketing is out of the way, you may expect some solid action in both houses of Congress of major legislation. Sen. Lyndon Johnson, Texas Democrat, the majority leader, was definite in his demand that Congress get some t fast action on 148 legislative proposals set forth by President Eisenribwer. Johnson said: "Vo{e them in or vote them out." It's likely more than three-fourths of the bills Will be voted down — including civil rights and federal aid to school construction. CpSTLY JAZZ — Congress^ if up in arms about the ?2,150-a- week salary that the United States Information Agency paid jazz band leader Dizzy Gillespie for an eight-week "educational" tour of the Near East and Africa ... The tour cost taxpayers $85,000! UNCLE SAM'S PAYROLL — If there's any doubt in your mind about how much it costs the federal government to run itself, look over these figures ... In 1940, there were 1,053,000 civilian employes on the federal payroll. Cost to taxpayers: $1,890,942,000. In 1950 — 2,079,000 employes. Annual payroll — Just under $7 billion. In 1956, 2,415,000 employes. Cost to taxpayers — $10,836,336,000. This year, taxpayers are shelling out ONE BILLION dollars a MONTH as wages for federal employes... PREDICTIONS — A fabulous new light-weight one-man helicopter, soon to be mass-produced, will revolutionize air-commuter travel... The handy machines will cost as little as some family cars ... _.TAX CUT—All income tax cut bills proposed so far will die in Congress, but the outlook gets brighter by the week tor definite cuts next year — election year.. MORE FOR DEFENSE ~- ThjJ Pentagon whispers that the $3ti billion budgeted for 1958 for defense spending will rise to $3U billion. The extra sum will be tacked on through supplements! (deficiency) allotments ... False F«rs — The Federal Trade Commission will step up its drive to expose fur dealers who advertise 1 am b s k i n as "mouton" and rabbit as "Arctic- seal" etc... ',. ... Easier Credit? — To offset drop in sales, easier credit terms are in the offing — with Washing* ton's blessing — for autos and household appliances... CHEAPER FURS — Look for lower-priced furs this coming season. One indication: Nearly 100.000 fur-seal skins sold by thg government the other day netted 10 per cent less in prices than a year ago ... MISCELLANY. Poison Food — Rep. Usher L. Burdick of North Daxota \£ startling some food producers with hi$ 'tenacious campaign to oujlaw certain com* modities which he claims contain poisonous chemicals ,. .One of his chief targets is Coca-Cola ... » JftVlKQ BONGS — The Treasury Department is troubled (but not for publication) that the recent increase on interest on savings ftoncls (up to 3Vj pef cent) has NOT bsought a >uh8tanti«J Upsurge of buyers... Only 1,?00 miles of the proposed 41.,0.00-mUe federal highway system are now under construction or approved for con- struction ... Main reason: tape in Washington.,. Red MCCARTHY'S HUMAN SIDEj Senator Joe McCarthy has .left •behind a strange.legacy. It is an intangible legacy that will traij along the paths of controversy he ;himself knew so well. The legacy: An unresolved evaluation of his life's work. The evaluating began in Washington even before the eulogies were to flow across the senate floor where just three years ago raged a bitter denunciation of the junior senator of Wisconsin. Let's leave the evaluating to the so-called experts. Let us, instead, look at the almost-tragic, the truly sympathetic side of Senator McCarthy, 3 side that too fe\<r persons ftnew. ' . With all the growling, the swaggering an& bpist,erousness that was his ^puWic* characterization, • there- was a turmoil within ; the / restless McCarthy soul itself. Joe McCarthy was acutely sensitive about himself. He was painfuljAr shy.*;! y He.._ hurt easily, thoughme tried TO keep it to him- sdfr., >\ I?- • S recall my ttfrstj meeting with tie Wisconsin '.lawmaker. It was t a big •Republican rally. He and Jean Kerr, then his secretary, took adjacent seats ' near the front of the auditorium. Th was their first public social eveni together. When photographers moved in, Joe -bashfully slipped to, an empty seat atvthe end of the row. Next day, newspapers carried s picture of Jean Kerr seated nexj to an empty = chair .,. During the Army - McCarthy hearings, cartoonists exaggeratec the black stubble, of beard on his chin, magnified on the TV screen So Joe would take his electric razor with him to shave mornings and afternoons before stepping before the cameras ... At the outset of his-commie hunt, Joe was the hero of the press, but soon they started tc drop away, one by one. At the end, only a handful remained with him. Each time a reported mentioned Joe x derogatorily, the senator —bearing the hurt deep inside — quietly avoided them thereafter On the office walls of almost all congressmen hang framed originals of newspaper cartoons harpooning them. But not ip SUite 463. Joe's walls were decorated mostly with citations he received personally through the years. His bitterness toward the press Joe McCarthy into a hard shell which shielded hi* personal life from them all. . That's why his adoption pf t little daughter was not known until the child was already in the 4/i(?Carthy home. And that's why, too, none of the press had an inkling of Joe's critical illness until a few days before he died. From the day of the historic senate* censure, you could see his ^'" frame wilting. The did away with the old :Sp|rthy politically. Aw. because of his acute nsitiveness, it went a long way. crush his will to live ... Congreitman Goad's Comments 6ih Districi e«mg¥iMifftta From low» H*feft6 Oft Washln§J6fl MILITARY ACADEMY APPOINTMENT t have been notified by the United States Civil Service Commission that the Commission will conduct an examination for designation to the United States Military, Naval, Air Force, and Merchant Marine Academies on Monday, July 15, 1957. After graduation at West Point and Annapolis this summer, there will be several appointments fo( candidates for the 195B classes made available to me, and 1 want everyone who may be interested in a military career to have an equal opportunity to take the designation examination. If you are between the ages of 17 and 22, and live in the Sixth District of Iowa, 1 will be "happy to arrange for you to take this qualifying examination at the place where Civil Service examinations are held nearest your home. Just send me a letter stating your name, home address, age, and any other information you may wish to include. I must have this information before the 20th of June in order to make th< arrangements with the examiners. The purpose of this examination is to aid me in making nominations of candidates for the academies, and does not consiti- tute the entrance qualifying exam of a particular military academy. * * .* PRESIDENT REPLY In reply to my telegram to the President, in which J requested the dismissal of Mr Benson as Secretary of Agriculture, I received a note from Mr Shermart Adams as follows: "Your telegram of April twentieth to the President has been received. The interest that prompted you to wire is appreciated. I can assure you that your communication will be made available to the President upon his return to the city." * * * COMMITTEE HEARING This week I appeared before a joint committee hearing Senate Interior Committee and Public Works Committee) seeking a more stabilized power delivery from the South Dakota hydroelectric projects for our REA coops in Iowa. This is a long story, and it involves whether the water is to be used for development of electricity or for navigation on the Missouri river. If this river is develop'ed in a manner similar to the Mississippi and the Ohio rivers, we would have plenty of water for both navigation and for electricity) This would necessitate the building of locks on the Missouri river, but it has proven in the case of the Ohio river development to aid greatly in the river's use for navigation, and at the same time, delivering full potential on electrical current. We are using an ever increasing amount of electricity in our homes, on the farms, and in the factories, and we should look to the future for both of these essentials—navigation and electrical power. Your Congressman Merwin Coad Kindergarten Seminar Meld About 125 mothers of pros- peptive kindergarten students foj fhe school year, 1957-58, met With Supt. p. B. Laing and other School officials at the high school §nnex Monday. Informative materials were distributed and plans for the fomyig year in kindergarten, ivere outlined. Medical reports |hpets, which mu#t bu filled out, were handed out duriiws the meeting. 92 YEARS ? Ninety-two years of business in IKmtfeen came to au e«d May first, when the Hale family closed out a retail storo there..-'.- 20YE AGO IN THE FROM THE FILES OF THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES MAY 13, 1937 * * » Fenton got a new turbine pump and new water rates during the week. Cost of the pump, complete with installation, was $867.30. It was fitted to the new well which was drilled last winter and tat Into use* Water fates were fixed it $1*0 for the first 5,000 gallons; $5 for the next 10,000 gallons; and 40 cents for every 1,000 gallons after that. * * * ' Whlifftmote't lira department was called to put out a blaze in a large truck on highway 18 north of whittemore Monday. The tffock was loaded with furniture find owned by a Spencer man. The entire rig, complete with load, was a total loss. The driver, P. N. Thbmpsdn, was burned on the shoulder and neck during the battle against the fire and was treated by a Whittemore doctor. The firemen almost had the blaze whipped, but ran out of water, and the fife gained momentum when the truck went for more water. * * » Burglars robbed the Standard Oil bulk station at Lakota Saturday or Sunday night. The thieves got away with 30 gallons of gas. The station was rated a perfect target, as it was located on an isolated corner in that north Kossuth town. » * * A dogen fines were imposed in local justice courts at Algona during the week. All complaints? were filed by highway patrolmen, and for the most part, were for overloading and failure to have 1937 license tags on aUtos. * * * Dr. F .A. Bonnstetter, veierin* arian, was crushed about the hips Monday while operating on a horse on a farm near Wesley. The horse struggled and fell on the doctor, pinning him against the manger in a baifi. He was rushed to tfn Algona hospital where officials stated he would be confined for several weeks. * % * One squirtel at Fenton suddenly decided to prove he meant business. The animal had been a pet of a family there, when it changed its attitude and nipped a couple of young boys on the fingers. The boys were being treated for thtjir injuries and being given shots for lockjaw^ Many children in Fenton had enjoyed playing with the squirrel before it went berserk.. * * * O. T. Johnson of Rockwell City was killed and eight persons injured in a two-car head-on crash on highway 169, 13 miles soutlj of Algona Sunday evening. Johnson was driver of one of tho vehicles involved and all of his five passengers were injured, including Horace Walters, Rockwell City, who was reportedlv near death. All of the injured were rushed by ambulance to a Fort Dodge hospital. The mishap was called the worst in the state during the week. * * * A Whittemore girt, Mary Kelso, fainted early Monday morning while on her way home from church. She knocked out one tooth and chipped another and suffered a cut on the chin In the fall that resulted. It was feared the girl had suffered a fractured jaw, but x-rays proved otherwise. Make her doubly happy on MOTHER'S DAY! WITH A GIFT... What could be more thoughtful than a new bedroom telephone—in/jMother's choice of glamorous colors? It's a welcome gift of step-saving' convenience ... a wonderful'way to show how much you care! Call your friendly Service Representative in the telephone office for full details. Remember, you can arrange to have charges billed to you, regardless of where Mother may be living, WITH A x CALL.., Let Long Distance bring you voice- to-voice for a heart-warming chat on this special day. Exchange news of family happenings ... put the youngsters on the line for a few excited words with Grandma. It's a treat for everyone—and remember, lower rates are in effect all day Sunday. t Northwestern Bell Telephone Company RADIATOR REPAIR SERVICE Si To Introduce INLAND FLO-TEST SERVICE IN ALGONA Inland Recommends $1.50 Charge We Give Inland To Our Customers No Charge For This Service To Our Customers i .-,.-•».*

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