The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 6, 1957 · Page 18
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 18

Algona, Iowa
Issue Date:
Thursday, June 6, 1957
Page 18
Start Free Trial

3~Al B eno 0*4 tMp**> fit* Watott Thursday, June 6, 1957 fles ulomes 10WAHS TOO SELF SATISFIED* Iow« FftUi timM — Loren Hickersoh, the efcecutive g«**t»fy of tlte State University of Iowa Alumni Association, has been doing the state of Iowa a great service by taking a very critical look at some of our obvious weaknesses. Fortunately Mr Hiekersoti has the ability not only to detect the weaknesses but also he is sufficiently fluent to describe them in terms that dramatize our problems in no Unmistakable manner. Mr Hickerson, in common with many other people in the state, is concerned because our rate of population growth here in the state is low. For instance, since 1950 -Iowa population has increased 2.7 per cent while the U. S. population has grown almost 11 per cent. Some people would shrug that off and say, "Well, this 1 is jait''a matte* of the great increase in population on both coasts and through the south while all the midwest is losing." , li isajt.guite ,tbat simo^, For ALL of Iowa's neighboring states — Minnesota and even Nebraska aftd SblftS Dakota — have grown a great deal more in population dirMrttf the last six or seven ysews thaft' "has the Hawkey o state. Hickersqn thioks that -a part of the answer to our slow,, rate, of. growth is to be found in our complacency. He suggests that we've "had it too good" as Iowa jumped irlto the lead as the nation's Number 'One farm state and that now we refuse ! to change, to become concerned, in ' short to do the several things which he feels are necessary if we keep in step with the times. Here is Hickerson's summary, which can stand some thought by eVeYy native of the Hawkeye state: "The record will show that in her first 100 years, Iowa became a leading state. Did she «arn that place, or Was it an accident — accident that in an agrarian age, her land was ob'ulously" productive* And if It was an accident is it now inevitable that in an advancing atomic age, k she, must decline? "One thing is abundantly clear if Iowa is to remain a leading state, it cannot be by accident; it must, be through design — a design cast and perf^ct&t by her own; people. -. in the ^«« century transmitted generation by generation, down to us, may be our own great pqurce of weakness. It is a supreme and personal sense of 'independence." A comment put 'out by our own Hardin ^county extension director, Richard Pulse, com- mentfng upon Iowa's population growth and the *Hick.ei%on s statement, jwent bn to ask "are. we living in the golden memories of Iowa's .past?" The question was raised, "Have some of our communities been asleep while these changes have been taking place? Are they still sleeping?" Those are question that should cause every thpughful person to spend some reflective moments debating. ' •', * • * * : ' • Need Mora Self-Reliance * Charles City Press: What is needed is a crusade to make Americans less demanding on government and, more self-reliant. • * * Where Would Our Critics Be? ,.8,00^6,. News-Republican: Foreigners criticize the United' State's because money is the measure of everything here. But if it weren't for American money, where would a lot of our foreign critics be financially? * * * School Fire Escapes • •-..., Northwood Anchor; 'One law passed by the recent Iowa general assembly we're surprised wasn't made long ago. It requires' two fire escapes on multiple story public buildings, including schools. -jr,^-!-^.-*, :••'•' ::,' i .' Albert* Lea"Tribune: wThesfi ere many who 1 -'believe the University of Minnesota is getting too }. large. Some say with 30,000 students and a faoul- * "ty to match, the individual is in danger of being -XJM. - Jr : '|T"."^ ' i •* --\ » • * lg. Call Street--Ph. CY 4*3535—Algona, Iowa Entered as second class matter at the postottlee »t Algona, Iowa, under Act o| Congress of March 3. 1879. ,. • <i THE UPPEH DEf in 1951 By 33 PUBUSHING CO, R, 8. WALLER, Managing Editor ,C. 6. BiRLANDSR, Adyerjisjpg Manager stilly Newspaper Jeprejentauyes, Inc. 404 Fifth Aye., New York iff, 'ff,'y. •WWOWPTKJH RATES IN KOSSUTH CO. to , CITY AH D COUNTY NEWSPAPER OK SUBJECT OF DR1NK1NO Emmeitbutg Dem*Ctal —. All whose lifetimes date back 20, 30 and 40 years know there has been a revolution in drinking in small Iowa towns like Emmetsbuf g since those days. "Nice" people never used to drink. Beer, wine, whiskey and gin were taboo and to get drunk and be seen staggering down the street was a lasting disgrace. Children were shooed from windows as the drunkard pass ed by, and sometimes there were sermons in church about it next Sunday, Today many adults who drink have or had parents who never touched a drop ' and some thought it was a sin to do so. Youngsters grew up in homes where liquor was unknown; now they sit around in the evening and sip beer while their dad and mom drink highballs. We are not sayiHg if all this is good or all of it is bad. Merely reporting the facts, and mentioning new problems which come up. lr must be a little difficult for a teenager who is allowed a can of beer or two in his home to understand why he is a delinquent if he drinks the same beverage in an automobile or elsewhere with his pals. It is a problem for enforcement officers. It isn't so easy for the courts to Stop a juvenile's drinking if his parents offer no objections. In European countries, where drinking is accepted like eating and always has been, our problem would seem odd indeed. But all hasn't been so fine and dandy over there either, at least not in France where a great effort has been made to replace wine with milk. There musj be a happy medium somewhere, or if it can't be "happy" for all people at least a workable one. * * * HEY, FELLAS, WE ARE LOSING OUR CUSTOMERS Iowa Falls Citizen — Main street business and professional men in Iowa Falls, Eldora, Hampton and in fact every town of comparable size or smaller in the state of Iowa are faced with the - same problem: , THEIR CUSTOMERS ARE MOVING AWAY. That is one of several implications of the population trend going on in this state at the present time. There are many other implications but this orje is the i ope that you can talk about in terms of dollars anti''cents and bread and butter. Put very bluntly, here is what is happening. With a few exceptions, the small towns and cities are either losing population or not growing — at least not very rapidly. At the same time the farm population surrounding these small communities has declined, it is declining and it presumably will continue to decline. It is these' farm people who are the primary customers of the small towns and cities. Their numbers are getting constantly and rapidly smaller. Our customers are moving away. Here in Hardin county, for example, our population held practically steady from 1940 to 1950. But rural pppulation declined almost 14 per cent. There are a good many hundred fewer farm families in Hardin county to patronize the main street stores of Hardin county towns. The same is true in Franklin county. Now what to do? There is no likelihood of reversing this trend . of farm population, Increased mechanization, larger equipment and the pressure to cut costs will probably bring some still further decline in our rural population. Looked at from a national standpoint, that may be a healthy thing. We have too many resources in agriculture. Our agricultural plant continually produces more than we can comfortably use. The only answer then for rural towns of Iowa, if they are to maintain themselves and to keep the same or an increased number of customeis coming into their stores is to bring industry to their communities. * * * Nothing to Fear Albert Lea Press: Honest unionism has nothing to fear -from other honest men •— it is only the crook, the bully boy, the criminal the scamp that has need to fear. Those are the kinds that are the noisy ones. * * * Republicans Agree Boone News-Republican: Governor Loveless isn't very proud of the 1957 General Assembly, he says. We're afraid that a good many Iowa Republicans agree with our Democratic Govevaor. * * * Russia's "Open Sky" Bid Iowa City Press Citizen: It sounds as if the Russians are willing to trade a look at half our rich fieldi for a squint at their barren, eroded south 40 acres. Hardly a bargain deal. * * * A Modernized Republican Chicago Tribune: A modernized Republican is on ( e who won't admit he got just as big a head- uf$ making put his income tax under Ike as he did under Truman and F.D.R. r Shortage JPajibaulti News: TJjc current shortage of trained engiriWi's in the Vnited States is being felt k.eanly in industrial expansion, road building, gqv- projects/and in military training- City Press: Politics are picking up cry for Secretary of Agriculture Benson to resign is being resumed. * * * Yw Answer It Emmetsbwg Reporter: Why is tt so many men who admire Din^h Shore have wives who "stand 1 * her? * * * The nwjor fault thai S*B fet |pun4 in *he is that it failed to do the one thing it was established to do. Corn pvodyotipn was b'gh- er ia 18&S th«n in previous years, dwpHe the Soil Bank, STRICTLY BUSINESS BEE "George! Oh, George..." STASSEN HOT POTATO — President Eisenhower is rebuffing mounting pressure to remove Harold Stasscn as so-called Peace Secretary. Main reason: A pull-out of Stassen would imply to Russians that we have lost confidence in getting together with the Soviets for a workable disarmament plan... TO RESTORE CUTS? — Despite all the hullabaloo in Congress, non-defense items in the $71.8 billion budget for '58 will be reduced very little by the time the bills reach .the President. So far, $19 billion worth of non-defense spending has been reviewed by the House. .Con* gressmen shaved off $1.4 billion. But the Senate is expected to restore more than half of this cut in the next few weeks. CHEMICALS IN FOOD—Coming: A major crackdown • on "poisonous" chemicals in food— •especially 150 ."-chemical additives" which have not been adequately tested by the government. The action will be partly the result of the one-man campaign launched by Rep. Usher Burdick of North Dakota. The offshoot may be stringent federal food laws such as there now are for drugs.., FAIR DEALISM? — A significant survey was made by Rep. Tim Shcehan, Illinois Republican, op President Eisenhower's activities. ••"'.. One question was: "Do you agree with Sen. Byrd of Virginia when he said: 'I think the present deal is going to finally land somewhere midway between -the New Deal and the Fair Deal?" 68.2 of his constituents replied —50.6% said Yes and only ll8 said No. Sheehan's • district is predominately Republican ... RICH INDIANS — America's Indians on western reservations are becoming some of the richest people in the world — by leasing land for mining purppscs,' The Indians receive royaltiefc on uranium, for instance, totalling 12 to 25% of the take. " Last year, they received bonuses of nearly one billion dollars for prospecting privileges Behind The Movie Sets WITH BUDDY MASON Hollywood. Calif. — Perhaps it's just as well that Steve Terrell didn't take his mother's advice and become a barber! Steve happens to be what is known in theatrical circles as a "perpetual juvenile" type! If you fail to see any connection between the two above statements, drop into any barbershop where a very young barber is employed. You'll find that men who are about to have, a straight-edge razor flecking at the stubble on upper lip and chin prefer to wait for an older barber's chair to become vacant. By the time Steve could acquire that old, experienced look, he might be at the retirement age. * « * "Perpetual juveniles" are adult actors'who retain a very youthful appearance for many years. A good example is Bobby Agnew, who played teen-age roles at a time when most actors of his age were being cast as "kindly, old men" or "cranky, old curmudgeons." This type of player is a valuable asset to any cast. He brings to a juvenile rble the ex- pfcriehce. stageefaittnanihip and ability of a vetefdh Thespian. His mature, prof*»siontl trtWpoint aids him in evaluating the possibilities of a pert. It also enables him to analyze the "youthful character" in a detached manner. , * • . Ai the age of 28, 8te«e Terrell plays youngsters in their teens with an artistry born of an extensive theatrical career. Oddly enough, his 1ftgh school drama teacher cast him as a grandfather in his first amateur characterization. He did so well as "Gramp" in "You Can't Take It With You" that he was assigned only to old man parts for the rest of his Burbank High School career. Sieve's entry into the profession of his choice was anything but accidental. He worked at an endless variety of odd jobs, alter high school hours, to save enough money to attend the famous Pasadena Playhouse. Then, just when his efforts were beginning to gain professional attention, the Korean conflict flared. Young Terrell's National Guard Division was called up, postponing a promising future. Back from the war, Terrell was in Little Theatre offerings for additional experience. It was here that Allen Connor of the Wallace Middleton Agency spotted Steve. He was promptly signed for his initial TV role with George Nader in "Cop In The Family." Steve might as well have kept the pen in his hand. Another contract rewarded this first appearance. This time, he signed to play "Clarence'* in 08 'Life With Father" telefilms. • * * Television credits piled up. All for fine juvenile performances. Burbank High School's "old man" was playing increasingly younger parts as he grew older. His television work won him a two-picture - per - year guarantee contract with producers Alex Gordon and S'amuel Arkoff of Golden State Productions. Here, with the camera wizardry of Frederick E. West and the more painstaking motion picture type lighting of Cal Maehl, Steve was further rejuvenated by several years. • * • Terrell's movie credits now include, "Dragnet Girl," and "Runaway Daughters" plus "Invasion of the Saucer Men" for priducer Robert Gurney at Malibu Productions. The type of roles? You guessed it! All were juvenile portrayals. —' To quote Steve Terrell, "If the parts keep 'going down in age as I go up in years, they'll soon have to add baby- food to the studio commissary menus!" • * * Coming from a lad who can be found any Sunday in THE FIFTH GRADER CLASS of Evangelical Missionary Church .in San Fernando Valley, this statement may not .sound too far-fetched. However, we hasten to add that Steve's Sunday School appearance is in a real-life, OLDER role. He happens to be the Fifth Graders' SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER! FROM THE ntfiS Or THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES JUNE 16, 193? * * * Local canvasser* fat the newly- reorganized Algona Grays raised $1,000 during the week. The money Was more than enough to assure baseball for Algona fans during the summer. A negro battery had been hired and some of the men who had seem him work out claimed he had practically as much stuff as Dizzy Dean. Several of the men who played with the Grays in 1936 were also about ready to report, according to the latest rumors, practically guaranteeing anothef great team. « • * Dr. J. T. Waits of Fenion was involved in an auto accident while returning from a call to Haifa Sunday. There were four men riding in an auto that collided with Dr. Waite's car and forced it in the ditch where it overturned. Dr. Waite was shaken up and the car was slightly damaged. The other car failed to stop. * » » Ledyard voters were to go to the polls in a special election June 10 to decide whether or not they wished to issue $5,000 in bonds to erect a new town hall and recreation center. Doubt 'it they could get the basement dug for that now. s * * • Harvey Ingham, former editor of the Algona Upper Des Moines, who is now 1 eolitor of the Des Moines Register (1937), was set to deliver the address Flag Day when the local unit of the D.A. R. dedicated the site of Gopher College. It was the first school in the county many years before. Patriotic music' and messages by several pioneer residents were also on tap during the afternoon. Carl C. Daly was injured sir. iously in a two-car crash five miles west of Algona Sunday night. He received a broken thigh, fractured skull, cuts and bruises and lapsed into unconsciousness Wednesday afternoon at the Kossuth hospital here. * « * The new Algona potloffice, which took many months of preparation, was hearing completion. It was probable July 21 Or 22 would be set as the date for formal dedication, with a high government official to appear at the affair. The outside portion of the building was practically completed and new sidewalks were poured during the week. * • * MM Verne Ellis, wife af the founder of the Swea City Herald, died recently at Denver, Colo. Mr and Mrs Ellis founded the Herald in 1893 and ran it until 1897. She was survived by her husband and two sons. * • • • Algona's city council approved resurfacing of 18 miles of city streets at its meeting Tuesday night. Cost of the asphalt covering job was set at $13,114. A street flushing machine, which cleaned as it swept, was purchased for use here at a cost of $2,377, and was to be delivered immediately. * * * Most of Algona's organizations were cooperating t in a community play entitled' "Big Hearted Herbert" to be presented Thursday night in the high school auditorium. A total of 13 local persons of all ages were in the cast of the play, whose proceeds were to go to needy children in the local public and parochial schools. MUSHROOM Young Miles Anthony stumbled across a half-pound mushroom, near his home at Pleasantvilk; recently. It was 5'/iz inches wide, and nearly 8 inches tall. DESCENDANTS Mrs Ernestine Schmeling, 93, who died at Crcsco recently, leaves a total of 78 descendants. IF'IT'S NEWS WE WAtfT IT switch to RETIRES Cliff McCullough has punched the time-clock for the last time. at the Iowa Falls postoffice. He retired May 31, after 40 years in the postal service there. never an after-thirst! CRYSTAL SPRINGS BOTTLING WORKS COMWOHT 1.97. THE SQUIRT COMPANY ESTHERVILLE, IOWA All COHDlriONINC-TIMPERATURK MAD! T0 t ORDER-AT NEW LOW COST. GCT A DEMONSTRATIOHl MORE HIGHWAYS?—There's very little chance Congress will okay a proposed additional 7,000 miles to the 41,000-mile federal superhighway program. This additional roadway \voutd cost taxpayers another $17 billion. We're already committed to pay $27.5 billion on the original 41,000 miles. _(>__ COSTLY BOMBERS — Full production Ls expected soon on the new B-58's, far more efficient and far costlier than the $8 million eight-jet B-52's (one of which went around the world irt 43 hours and 19 minutes). The B'58's, Air Force officials say, will render the B-47 jet bombers obsolete in two years. The B-47's cost $2'/i million apiece! f% _ L MINOR MEMOSI — A Military people are becoming greater milk-drinkers. Last year the consumption of milk by the armed' forces increased 309 mil' lion pints — 65% more than tke previous year... A stamp designed like the American flag will go on sale soon commemorating July . 4.. Significantly, it wili cost FOUR cents ... One-^half of our foreign service workefs are now women... , It costs One Billion Dollars (or fuel alone to operate our military planes and vehicles ... WHAf8 Fte?—For farmers, booklet which gives important information on the effect that farm rental income and soil bank money have on So$al Security -gym&nJtt, Write: Jfcspt. of Health, Education and Welfare. Washington. D. C Air 4-Pecu Sedan wife fed? fey It's got the heart of a lion, (but it's a lamb to handle) To know a Chevy in all its glory, head one into the open—'the more mountains the better. You'll soon Bee why so many people dote on that smooth sure Chevrolet response and stout-hearted power. Chevy's performance makes their dollars look big! You don't have to urge this car along. A Chevrolet comes alive with the flip of an ignition key. The power is charged with gumption. The wheel responds in a twinkling to tight corners or turns. And on a back road a Chevrolet steps with ease over ruts that would look like barricades to lesser suspension systems. In short, a Chevy shows "savvy." You can, too, See your, Chevrolet dealer! MORE PEOPLE DBIVE CUEVROLETS THAN ANY QTUJ5B franchiwd Chevrolet dealer* display this famous See Your Local Authons^&d Chevrolet Dealer

What members have found on this page

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 11,200+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free