The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 23, 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 23, 1957
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-Alfemi 0«.) Upp«r D« Mehw Thurtdoy, May 53, 195? "TARGET fOR TONIOHr that ths election of Merwin Coad at Congressman from the 6th Iowa district is a real burr under the Republican saddle become! more apparent every day. By contrast with his predecessor, James I. Dolllver who became lost In the shuffle and was never heard from between elections, Mr Coad is something of a phenomena in politics. In the first place he wen a seat in Congress from a district that never before had elected a Democrat. In the second place he is acting tike a Congressman; he is putting in appearances and entering into the spirit of being a member of Congress just as though the people of his district expected a Congressman to attend sessions of Congress and know - or find out - what it going on. All of this, of course, nettles the Republicans who have their eye on Mr Goad's seat for 1958. If Congressman Coad merely sat back like a school boy and drew his pay it would please them mightily. To find that the 6th district of Iowa at last has a Congressman with brains and speaking ability and a willingness to be a full-time Congressman must indeed be a surprise to his foes. Out in Colorado there is another Congressman, named Hill,' a Republican, who seems to have been tapped for the honor of trying to take a crack at Coad. Hill was widely quoted as stating that Coad had "not voted for the farmer* of his district." This was based on Hill's statement that Coad had voted against corn legislation that would have increased commercial corn acreages and enabled farmers to plant acreages equal to 15 percent of their allotment in the soil bank. the only thing about Mr Hill's statement thqt matters is that he was 100 percent wrong. 0n March 1$, 1957, Congressman Coad voted FOR and not AGAINST the bill in question. We question the wisdom of calling in someone from Colorado to pick a fight with Iowa's 6th district Congressman, especially when the Colorado Republican hasn't a leg to stand on, and was 100 percent wrong. In some less polite circles he might even be called a liar. , Whether one likes or dislikes Mr Coad is perhaps beside the point. .The fact remains that for the .first time in a long, long time the 6th district of lovya is being heard from in Congress and after Mr Good's reelection in 1958 we predict he will become an Increasingly well known and potent force on the 'Congressional front; .•'..';-'* '*;''' * • STATE HIGWAY BIDDING The State Highway Commission last week opened bids for'620 tons of calcium chloride and to its "amazement" found that the four firms submitting bids all had exactly the same • identical bid of $37.80 a ton. One of the highway officials said he was "amazed" and another .said he "just couldn't understand how all of the bids would be identical." Now after reading these statements we can but wonder just how naive either "some members of the highway department are, or how naive they think the general public must be. There isn't much doubt as to how the bids all happened to turn up identical. The state highway commission spends mjllions^of dpljars a year and if members of that money-spending body really don't understand how the bids happened to all be identical, we can but only pray for the manner in which the bulk of the spending for state highways is • handled. * * * Weil, everyone in Congress can take credit for something. The Democratic farm bill was Hilled by the Republicans; the Republican farm bill was killed by the Democrats; the jointly sponsored Republican - Democratic farm bill (liickenlooper & Humphrey) was killed by both pf them. So, everybody has vpted for and against some farm bill this session. III E. Call Street—Ph. cy 4^5g5r-Algo9, as second class .matter at the postofflce «t AJfons. Jowe, under Act of Congress of \ JUJarcb 3. 1879. 0 GO. « o R ' JLW A jyy a & Managing Editor q g. BRLANOER. Advejtiswg J ' »j AH ON At fOITOJMAl ^- r "-" AUDIT BUREAU OF mimir* mnwiffia' r ~ ,~ .-(!•—?— T —.— .».....„ IOC A MAN WHO KNOWS Today's hectic world and rapid tempo of living ftemetimti leave* ui all btta»hl«*» and perhaps wondering hdw w« can eompertjate rer thii »tate of affairs to maintain bur health and our tanlty. It wai indeed refreshing, therefore, to find a man with tome of the an»wer». We refer to Satchel Paige, the ageless baseball pitcher, who gives us six rules to live by. They are probably es valuable and certainly mort lnttre*tlng than o lot of similar advice we read. Here they aret 1. Avoid fried meats which angry up the blood. 2. If your stomach disputes you, lie down and pacify it with cool thoughts. 3. Keep the juices flowing • by jangling around gently as you move. 4. Go very light on the vices, such as carry* ing on in society; the social ramble ain't restful. 5. Avoid running at all tlmts. 6. Don't never look back; SOMETHING MAY BE GAINING ON YOU. * * * OUR CONGRESS AMD OUR LEGISLATURE Grundy Register — The-out-of-balance Iowa republican legislature could well' have followed 1 the course of the members of Congress, of whom a majority are democrats. The, Iowa republican legislature had to deal with a democratic governor. The democratic congress m'Washington is dealing with a republican president. According to the record, Republican President Eisenhower has been getting more general support from the democrats than from the members of his own party. On controversial measures the late Iowa .'strongly republican legislature were closely, united in opposition to the democratic; governor. ." It would "sedhi that'congressmen are more concerned about legislation that is good for the country rather than for the, good of their political party. The record dt our legislature in the last session showed that the legislator's in many Ceases placed; tjie interests .of..their> party aheaxi pf the interests of the state 'that' they .'were elected 'to serve.; ' •• ;•' • . Entirely too much attention is, ( being-,given 'to party labels in matters pertaining to our state government. State government, no more than County government, should not be conducted along political party lines. HOW silly would-our county bpard of supervisors be regarded if the republicans and the democrats on the Board would, keep on opposite sides in the management of thft county's business. If party "labels •Were forgotten in the management of state • and ' county .business, we would all be given better public 'service. BENSON NOW READY, TO TRY THE INCREDIBLE 'ACT — — Iowa Falls Citizen— Although. Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Benson would 'seem, to have already attempted every incredible political feat in the book, he appears to be readying himself (and the Administration) for the most fateful step of; all. " ' ''•:. • Currently, while there is great. furor over the size of the President's budget and the econoiny tide runs strong, he apparently intends t£ attempt an outright repeal of the most, basic part of the present farm program— •• mandatory price supports. "...••: •' As Charles Bailey, the. Des Moines Register's: " as ISTRICTLX.BUSINESS Washington correspondent reports "The basic of the Administration's new drive U to eliminate or at least radicallir dilute the pre««nt minirouro price support and acreage control formulas in ' •" Basically, of course, this has been the retary's hope and intent from the very'beginni Before he h,ad been' more than, sworn in to job that is normally associated > with protect farm income and farm welfare, Jsf r Benson ha)3f said in so many words, that the'happiest sta|ei|| affairs would exist if there were-ijo \iwjn progn He has pushed in that direction ever si: his first day in office. Hjs continual clamor* been to reduce price supports, $o do away with «*|Qyer|in>ent inte^fen^ion" in .farming, and to jrepertl niMRh> P! Jljf lirtn ^legislation that has gone In the bapHs in ths la|t $0 years. H> has att'emptfedj by almost ey^y ^e^s :i|t his disposal, to discreSW the present farm program. Jie has continually pointed,, out and emphasized its costliness, its, waste, .all of its •shortenings and its administrative headaches. ; Thj|t pur 'fa,jrm ^legislation is far jfrom ;j»e^feo$ and needs-improving no one yfpuid depute; k Bift frpm' th.e f jty-mei;^ standpoint, at least, the Sfcretiiry ,feas c$st himself yiftuallyJh the role of'one dedicated to descrediting every been enaoiel for the last two .decades. He ijss bfe^ e^reroely • sucipessfui. The farm bjpc itself iiB spUl ftAd fliyide^, JFarm'' oj;gam'zation» " going fy 1 ^idfj* dijK^rehitdif^plioftS- Consumes, arid eye&'^liirJIierS'fjietn^BlKgs..are confused, s \vhy shouldn't they be when even the Pregidejnt J .the. JJnifefa" §Mtefi ; w(U puU'9 "blooper" Ijk^ his cpniment aboUt Hh'e ;five billion dollar 'farnj Even the S«i WnJc.^he only larm legislation pan be associated, jrifh. the ^iaenh,by/er Ad- went PQ the ^poJjs^ virtuftlly oye.f 4 the -^eprejsry. ftfe pp^o^ed .it With, ail hjf .mi^W unjfjl tr§|nple4 into submi^ion Now his pfp^g^ls i^^ ^f4,Unes Uke " Grain Flan: Low Prices, .Big you depo«U him at the First National Bankl" SfiCRET MISSILE REPdRT- %t kind "of tragedy — stalks U. S. senators of the armed veterans hospitals. feeeji employed in foreitffr work j& California prior to his death, std wa* quite a star cm Algona high athletic teams around 1927. * « * li'i Mill th» itffif old US*? — even in 1957. A portrait salesman, by the name of Mfcttk, collected down payments fdf portraits from several Algona women, then traveled on to Mason City and set up the same type of deal. One of the Algona WOM- en decided to do something, about the rooking and refused to take it sitting down, so she signed a warrant aftd peace officeri all 6ver this area were looking fof the so-called salesman. He disappeared from his hotel at Mason City and couldn't be found. (The same racket is a familiar one despite the fact someone* gets "taken" in this area every year) A warning pertaining to dandelions was published in the UDM. Excessive rainfall during the past month' evidently brought them to mind. Someone up in Union township took the time to figure that a dandelion multiplied very rapidy. Here are the figures —Each dandelion produces 27 flowers, and each flowers has 200 seeds, adding up to a grand (or not so grand) total of 5,400 seeds per plant. Now will you spray those dandelions as your neighbor requested? * * • Two juveniles, reportedly from well-known Algona families, were captured Tuesday night by a Milwaukee Road detective while they were shooting out semaphore lights on the main line through here. It was reported a regular ring of boys was aiming destruction at the railroad, and an announcement which stated any further damage would result in immediate prosecution was made by the road. forces committee now vately that it will be -rc ; . .This aerial The old maps, it has been ' • -A « • CABINED more active •operation for 'Nevertheless, the case of one veteran relatives refused — , than before his .throughout his confinement — to intestinal cancer.^ see him even upon the persistent he still suffers invitation 'of the Veterans Admin periods of deep fatigue and 'is about ready for retirement. istration. After his death, the relatives On the; other hand, Secretary rushed to the courts to collect ofi Interior ' '.Fred' 'Seaton, thq his $42,000 estate. And collect, .youngest man in the cabinet, wil} they did. remain out of commission for an- other; two months -because of . a back Operation. r ' ' JO'SHBSi IN THE and low arises by 'H$in| the prices ^ft jjve W»U fM HP te nd otherwise use upi our sujpjpjuses- Tjaat "will make the 8ig M»rket| The: DeJ double beijjg pro9 a year. are now . at-Tjjie rate pf }30 a door, and removed the whole back side of the garage. Luckily, the auto was undamaged, and a carpenter was called to the scene to repair the knocked out end of the garage, * » * CHEMIOAliS IN BREAD ^~ The iatest^tfack 'On purportedly poiso'nous chemicals in food in the current resolute campaign of Rep. Usher Burdick of North Da 1, _ f _ -.* * „ t _ 1 _-_li_i !.!__ .1 _ « ft f Lyje Alexander was waging kofa is ^Uned at .bleached flour.-Wjiat apparently was a success- Byrdjpk „ questions the use' iff £$tf'fi£h't for his life in the Kos- chlorine • dioxide for bleaching,Vutn hospital,h,ere. He received flour whiph goes into our daily' severe injuries, including a fra'c- bfead. ' ,"' ' * lured skujl, severe cuts and This • ; cheniical has replaced bruises when his car and another nitro^ea .{.richlortde used fajNgij sjdeswiped fqui* miles -west of Al* y'eays, fh| food and drug a'dmip? gena: on highway 18 Sunday is'tration Outlawed nitrogen tricfiA afternoon. The Alexander auto lorjde wqen' it was djsopverjed;;,.|truck a concrete culvert after- running 1 .... . — Q — county ha4 , not registered an HARLEM CONGRESSMAN ~ auto fatality during 1937. Rep. Adam Powell * * * Ap aiccavatwa on «9tJ Nebrss- $& street was proying to be quite P problem to workmen. Anew OUjldinf, 50xg5 feet, was to be by,Ut \f^. t^e spot, that is if a . . ivater hazard could be done year, after conferences away with some"' 1 way. The^ President, the, Nelrib men digging the basement ran is staying i n lie m to wa te *' at the two foot does not even atttod mark, .§nd 9 pump \yag employed . hearings on the biJJ. continuqvisly to ffejep the water " out of the hole. During each Last year, o| Ilajlem, New York, threw.;* m9nkey wrench in the fedora] sfQCfcl ponjtfuction bill by atta ridpr Which would, disq li^bite (Segregated) sch from 'receiving* any benefits. This like somethiag from tUe wooused told. ' * Incredible is the only way to describe the secretary's philosphy. A trayic WO-000.000 Tragedy — the quiet, drawn- rise as f . "modern receding. pve|eni seamed to be rains that swep; early in. 1937. . ted Hi an a«to cr e west' coast. Complete e- tails of the mishap had not been learned here. Young Clark had say pri- One hundred thousand war ..._ _ _. at least veterans sit and stare at ceilings two years before the United an d walls or amble aimlessly States has a "dependable" guided through a life of confinement — missile that .will strike beyond through a darkness from which 200 miles. many will never emerge. Statements in recent months s °me have been like this for released' for public consumption 30 years. These are the men and have bfen much more optimistic women whom; the government ;. •',... patronizingly calls "legal incom- • . __o_ . . petents." U. S. AGENTS ALERTED '— , Bv it th " e fe still another side to this tragedy. It involves •^A.UK i^r. j « " . L nioney, a tremendous amount of , doubly alerted to wajch mon ey ?$-f# .SW??ian'agents seeking. These veterans, under the to -get-a prize-bit of data nfw <w orld War Veterans Act of 1924, 55M; '5*t2 e «hi'Vl Continue to receive compensation Reds are after the efecf for their disability. The government places in trust tyh guardians regular monthly ims. The vets — since they are not legally "responsible" — can't touch it. Federal payments in behalf of the mentally-ill vets have built up to the stupendous total of ^$60,000,000! > »»* The money is, of courses? legal- SeolB^»ly tied up until the veteran dies, tary of State: John Foster Dull^s n Then it passes on to the next of show of good health amazes those kin. who work closely with him. Take He seems to, be ruddier and whose Behind The Movie Sets WITH BUDDY MASON Hollywood. Calif.—EIGHTEEN MILLION TEENERS CAN'T BE WRONG! — And, C. V. Whitney is placing $2,000,000 "on the nose "of American youth to prove this statement. Mr Whitney takes a dim view of the, recent rash of film-fare depicting American teen-agers ap heavies. He can see n9 point in playing up the shortcomings of a delinquent minority, thus creating a general impression that is detrimental to our youngsters. Picturing our teen-age kids as characters who are trying to pile up enough credits to gain admittance to a reform -school can serve no useful purpose, here at home. * » * Whf put two sftiket on liofis of decent American school* kids by dramatizing escapades of the little group of maladjusted morons that eventually makes the State Prison team, in EVERY generation. This is hardly the Way to wangle whoops of joy and pledges 'of cooperation from our slandered teeners. Wisely, Mr Whitney also looks beyond the national consequences of such ill-advised portrayals. Foreigners, unable to obtain a true overall picture of our youth from actual contact, are bound to draw erroneous 'conclusions. They've been bombarded with propa* ganda designed to convince them that we're a nation of ruthless gangsters. For this reason; alone, it is possible that they could not approach the subject with open minds. Especially when we keep loading their screens with films that misrepresent our teen-age boys and girls. » * « Mr Whitney is fed up with Stories that belittle our younger generation. And, he's doing something more than "deplore the situation" or "view with alarm!" He's putting two million dollars into "The Missouri Traveler" in his program to refute loose charges that American youth is demoralized. Says Mr Whitney, "In Brian Turner, a teen-ager who is the principal character in 'The Missouri Traveler,' we will present a boy with the free and valiant heart of American youth, which is as adventurous today as yesterday. "Ninety-seven out of every 100 young Americans are responsible kids. They aren't all sprouting wings but neither are they developing cloven hooves. They are fine, life-loving young Americans, conscientious, smart and ambitious." * * * This is no new position for C. V. Whitney to take. In fact, the primary objective of the series he's producing is to honestly 'show Americans, unvarnished, as they are. If you think the j defense of our teeners is a temporary challenge, which may be forgotten in the press of a multitude of business details, you're wrong! Mr Whitney is the father of two teen-age live-wires who resent the picturing of young Americans as junior gangsters. Now that Dad has vigorously espoused ,their causa and Jias made plans'to produce two-million dollars worth of wide- screen rebuttal, there's little chance. that this issue can be overshadowed by other matters. "The road to Hell may be paved with good intentions," as the saying goes. But, the contractor on THAT little job of 'highway construction didn't have tyjojiler,t „ youngsters' acting as-self-appointed expediters in his "Time and Materials Department." Algona Upper DCS Moines, Algona, Iowa Gentlemen: 1 am in receipt of a copy of the special Weidenhoff, Inc., first anniversary section which was published in your newspaper May 2. The more I examine this special section ,the better 1 like it. I would like to purchase up to 50 copies direct if possible, and would appreciate getting all fifty if 1 can. Please ship these sections as early as possible, and bill me. Yours very truly, R." C. LAPP Southwest District Manager Snap-on Tools Corporation Dallas, Texas HARD WAY Two-year old Curtis Smidt of Britt is learning all about automobiles, the hard way. He unlatched the rear door of the family car as it traveled down highway 69 at 70 miles per hour and was catapulated out on the shoulder. No broken bones resulted. IF IT'S NEWS — WE WANT IT Got a Problem ? Let Me Help You ARNIE J. RICKLEFS Pfione CY 4-4529 State & Thorington Sts. Solving problems is my career. Money, security, prelection. — there are plans for each one and a plan for you. Call me. Representing '4vOODMEN ACCIDENT AND LIFE COMPANY i 1 •; — 0^- • fl WHAT'S ^EW? — The Agriculture Department has developed a pea'^b puree concentrate for use in: fee creami ... Up to now, ice cream- manufacturers have had to Depend only on fresh orfrozeri fruit- because of the de- licaje qualities of the peach, ' PgEDICTlONS 'i^' : At least six .: FRbM THE FILES OF THE fia.H r magazines Will go out, of f^LQO.NA UPPER DES MOINES business if magazine-class majl MAY 27, 1937 rates .are increase^..-. . •••** •*• -.-• ^Randolph Burgess-^ second m^in ,•' ' * ; * **v QckAfAtfi-T *•*' *^* •*** Jfi~***-~ "• »— -- *"t — — .i***'!" Hurijphrey, •/A^ ^the laba.oo about lawfng billbpwds vori our f eaeral ; . highways ^ fwill ...T?Q v legislation' iB*foresee e Departm to purchase a new coupe groved to be quite an adventure, .took the new auto home, into his garage and forgot ne wasn't at the wheel of his trusted Model T. He went right on through the structure, despite the fact the other end didn't have N COKE! Big thirsty holiday ahead I Going places or staying home . . • everybody'll be wanting Coke again and again. Coca-Cola . , , so good in taste, in such good taste. Make sure there's plenty on hand . * t ice-cold, all ready. Stock up , , . lots of Coke! * t COCA-COLA C9MPAHV* KINS SI§N OF GOOD TASTE Bottled under authority of The Coeo-Cwla Company by MINERAL SPRINGS COCA-COLA BOTTLING COMPANY, HUMBOLDL IOWA

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