The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 6, 1957 · Page 31
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, June 6, 1957
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2-Aloona (la,) Upp«r CH Molnw .^-^.T.^>.,. T | r i,|,? ^•nafa iljK-'lti ^ i -*"E*> •,.&&*&**& i » thuttday, June 6, 1957 10WANS TOOt SELF SATlSfifib f Iowa-Fall*- Time* — Iioferi Hickerson, ihe iijttrtKims&irltitfy af.the State University of Iowa AlUffiffi A^Seellttlefti HSs been dbirig the state of ftj^Sr a gfe&t itWe§ by taking: a' very* critical btt ftt »$ftft of but ttfeVioUS Weaknesses. Fortun% Mf MhskeHoti ,"has the ability not only to ,the. wealtee-SSes* but fclflb he 'is sufficiently t tt»"- dfsc'ribe- them ift 'terms that drarriatiite 1R hb 1 unmistakable • manner. Hiekersofi, 1ft tfornfflon with~many other lh th§ state, is* COnCerwed because our. rate Of p-dtHilatidtt growth here fa the sttrtfe is 1 low. , Fdifinstance-, .since" 1950 loWa population has in- firtJasSd'&f pij'ee'nt•'• While th6 U. S. population Hal gfcbWh almost i 1 pe* cent . Settle p"|bple-' Would ShrUg that off and say, "Well, this i$ jjisi.a matter of the great increase irijJbpUlatidfli o'A'both CSasis and through the s^Uth While fill th6 midwest IS losing." li isn't iHlite that simple; For ALL of Iowa's flelthbbriBg states •*- Minnesota and even, Nebraska^ and SoUifa,Dakota ^ have grown a great deal ttioria irl peculation during the last six or seven ySMfji tHarl has'".'this Hawkeye state. ''• ftickei'sbri .thirikg that a part of the, answer to our slow rate of growth is to be founfl in our complacehcy. He suggests that we've "had it too good" as Iowa jumped into the lead , as the nation's Number One farm state and thkt now we' refuse to change, to\ become concerned, in short to do the several things which he f£els are .necessary if we keep in step with the times. Here is Hickerson's summary, which can stand some thought by every native of the Hawkeye state: i "fhfe record will show that in her first 100 yeirSf Iowa bdcarhe a leading state. Did she earn thdt placei or wfls it arl accident — accident that ifi aft air'ariar! ,age> her land was obulously pro- dtietiVtJ? And 1! it -was ah accident is it now in- evltdbie that in an advancing atomic• age, she nillst deelihe? . .; "6rie thing is abUttdaritiy clear if Iowa is to rehialh a leading statet it cannot be by accident; it'must tfe through, design — a design cast and ger'ffiete'd bj? her own people. byj-'geheratiolii down to us, :ma£ be bur own great source 6f Weakness, it ;is; a .'supreme; and. personal sense of irjdepehderice." ' , . A comment put put by our own Hardin county extension*; director, Richard Pulse, commenting upon Iowa's population growth and the Hickerson statement, went on to ask "are we living in the golden memories of-Iowa's past?" The question was raised, "Have som£ of 6u3r, communities been asleep while these changes have been taking plaqe-J Are they still sleeping?" Those are question that should cause every thoughful person to spend some reflective moments debating. * * * . lt««d More Self-Relianca Charles City Press: What is needed ia a crusade to make Americans less demanding on' government and more self-reliant. * » » Where Would Our Critics Be? Boone News-Republican: Foreigners criticize the United States because money is the measure o{ 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. « » t • University Too Largo Albert Lea Tribune: There are many \yho believe the University of Minnesota is getting too ^ large. Some say with 30,000 students and a faculty to match, the individual is in danger of being lost. ON SUBJECt OF DfllNKING fimifteisburg Dejhdeiflf'«- All whose lifetimes date back 20, 30 and 40 years know there has been a devolution in drinking in small Iowa towns like fhimetsbirfg since th6se days. "Nice" people never used to drink. Beer, wine, Whiskey and gin Were taboo and to get drunk and be seen staggering down rne street was & 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 pafehts Whd 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 saying if all this is good or all of it is bad. Merely reporting the facts, and mentioning new problems Which come up. It must be a little difficult for a teenager Who is allowed a can of beer or two irt 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 must 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 irt fact every towh of comparable size or smaller in the state of Iowa are faced with the sam^ 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: Ste^j^satftlns,tilrtj this one is the one that jvJJ&cean talk ;abo\itJin tierniffj',iif dollars and 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, iv 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 population:'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. These are the kinds that are the noisy ones. STRICTLY BUSINESS (L IL~ X - His "Cetrt-ge! OB» Georgft.«." V^ASHfNGTO.N ^•^•^^E^iiv F • f ' r v \' '* '^HH^^IH Upper Si* JHROUICS Republte.*. Agree 111 E. Call Street—Ph. CY 4-3535—Algona, Iowa Entered as second class matter at the postoffice at Algona.' Iowa, under Act of Congress ol March 3, 1879. Issued Thursdays in 1957 By THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Managing Editor C. S. ERLANDER, Advertising Manager NATION At EDITORIAL MEMBER AUDIT BUREAli OF _ CIRCULATIONS NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE Weekly Newspaper Representatives, Inc. 404 Fifth Ave., New York 18, N. Y. 333 N. Michigan, Chicago 1, 111. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO. One Year, in advance „._ $3.00 Both Algona papers, in combination, per year $5.00 Single Copies . 10c SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year, la advance ,|4.oo Both Algona papers in combination, one year....f8.oO No subscription less thin 8 months. ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per inch 63c OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER 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 Governor. * * * 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 fields for a squint at their barren, eroded soulh 40 acres. Hardly a bargain deal. « « * A Modernized Republican Chicago Tribune: A modernized Republican is one who won't admit he got just as big a head- ace making out his income tax under Ike as he did under Truman and F.D.R. * « . * Engineer Shortage Faribault News: The current shortage of trained engineers in the United States is being felt keenly in industrial expansion, road building, governmental projects and in military training. « « » Charles City Press: Politics are picking up again. The cry for Secretary of Agriculture Benson to resign is being resumed. * « * You Answer It Eniinetsburg Reporter: Why is it so many men who admire Dinah Shore have wives who can't "stand" her? * * * The major fault 'that can be found in the Soil Bank is that it failed to do the cne thing it was established to do. Corn production was higher in 1956 than in previous years, despite the 8oil Hank. STASSEN'' HOT POTATO — President Eisenhower is rebuffing , mounting . pressure to remove Harifld Ststssen fls so-called s Feace Secretary. . ' , Majn 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 i ;.' :...-•:, v- : r 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 spend, ing has , been reyiewfed^'by ; the'-House.. 'Congressmen shaved off ; $1.4 billion. BUithja Senate is expected to're- stbre mo'rf' than' .half of this cut in the next few weeks. • • • CHEMICALS IN FOOD—Coming:- A t .major 'crackdown on "poisonous" chernicals in food—, especially 150 "cherhical; ' addi- . tives'.' which have 'not 'been. 4 adfe- -tfUat'eiy -tested - by- 4he^goverii; 'rnent. 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 Sheehan, Illinois Republican, on 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, lajid somewhere midway between' the New Deal and the Fair Deal?" 68.2 of his constituents replied —50.6% said Yes and only 17.6 said No. Sheehan's district is predominately Republican... —o— RICH INDIANS — America's Indians on western reservations are becoming some of the richest people in the world — by leasing land for mining purposes. . The Indians receive royalties'on uranium, for instance, totalling 12 to 25% of the take. T Last year, thej> received bonuses of nearly one billio_n dollars for prospecting privileges —o—• MORE HIGHWAYS?—There's very little .chance Congress wiU okay a proposed additional 7,000 miles to the 41,000-mile "federal superhighway program. ' This additipnal roadway^would^ cost taxpayers another $17 billion. We're already committed to pay $27.5 billion on the original 41,000 miles. I v< , —o— COSTLY BOMBERS — Full production is expected goon ion the new B-58's, far more efficient and far costlier than the $8 million eight-jet B*52's (one of whidh went around the world in'43 hours and 19 minutes). The B-58's, Air Force officials say, will render the B-47 jet bombers obsolete in two yeflrs. The 8-47's cost $3'/ ? million apiece! MINOR MEMOS _ A Military people are becoming greater milk-drinkers. Last year the consumption of milk by the armed forces increased 309 million pints — 65$! more 1 than the preyioiis year ... A stamp designed like the American flag will go on . Sfile soon commemorating July 4- Significantly, it will cost FQUR cents. <. One-half of our foreign service workers are novy women* It costs One Billion Dollar*, for fuel alone to operate our military planes and vehicles... WHAT'S FREE?—For farmer*, a booklet which gives impQri,- ant information on the effect that farm rental income and soil bank money haye on Social Security payments. Write: Dept, of Health, Education and Wenare. washing- toi). JVC BA— J Behind The Movie Sets WITH BUDDY MASON Hollywood, Calif. — Perhaps it's just as wellthat 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 fall to see any conneo* tion 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 flicking 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 pUiyed 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 bflfl piriftc. fsbi 'v . aids hifn ift evaluating the possibilities of a patt. It also enables him to analyze the "youthful Character" in a detached manner, ., * * * Al lk« 496 6f 2d» 8J6V» fwtttt. plays ydtiMglfefd In their teens with an artistry born df ah ek" tensive theatrical Career. Oddly enough, <hia high ScftoH' drlfma teacher fcflst hifn as & graiidfathet in .his first- amateur characterization. tt¥ did 'sa^well a3 "Gramr? in "You Can't Take It With You" that h6 Was assigned only to old. man parts for the rest. of his" BUrbank High School career". Sieve's entry Inio the profession bf his choice was anything but accidental. He worked at an endless variety of odd jobs, after high school hour's, 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 Na'tidttal Guard OiViSion' was called up, postponing a promising future.^, .. . > ' : Back fobm the wa*, Tettell was ". in 'Little Theatre , : offerings ; for additional experience. It was here that Allen Connor' of the Wallace Middletbn Agency spot' ted Steve. He was promptly signed for his initial TV role With George Nader in "Cop In The Family." Steve . might as well h&ve kept the pen in his hand., .Another contract rewarded tins', first appearance. This time, he signed to play "Clarence" in 68 < • 'Life .With Tather" telefilms.' . *-.*'' * Television credits piled up. All for' fine juvenile performances. Burbank 'High School's "old iriah" was playing increasingly younger parts as he grew older.' His television work . won him a two-picture - per - 1 year guarantee contract with . producers Alex . Gordon and Samuel Arkoff of Golden State Productions. H6re, 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. . /v ,; ^ ,; Terrell's movie credits now include, "Dragnet Girl," and "Run- ' away Daughters" plus "Invasion of the Saucer Men" for pridtlcer ,:•: Robert Gurney at Malibu Productions. The type of roles? You , guessed it!. All were Juvenile portrayals. — 'To quote Steve Terre'lC "If trfe' pdrts ' kee> gOi&g. down in age as I go lip in years, they'll soon hqve 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, rwe .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! , tfifi rttES Qf f MB ALOOMA UPPEH ,DBS M01MES JUNE 10, 1§37 » *,, * Local eahvasseri f6* Ihe newly- reorganised Algona, Grays Raised $1,000 during the Week. The money was more than enough tb 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 another •great- team. * * • Dr. J. T.\Waile of Fenion was involved in an auto - accident whilib 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 iand the car was slightly damaged. The* 'Other bar failed to stop. * * * . Ledyard voters were 16 go to the' pOlls'inv'a special election JUHe I'd to decide whether or not they wished to issue $5,000 in bonds to erect a new town nail and recreation ceriter. Doubt if they could get the basement dug for that nO'wV ' » » • *. • « ' • Harvey Inghain* former editor of the Algona Upper Des Moines, who • is v now: editor 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. Cafl C, Daly was Injured ser- itfusly in, a- ,tWb-car crash five miles West df -Algona Sunday nighl. He received a broken thigh, fractured skull, cuts and bruises and. lapsed, into uncon- seisushess Wednesday afternoon at the kossuth hospital here. ' * . » * the new Algona postoffice, which took many months 61 preparation, was neaciflg. Completion. It was probable July 21 or 22 would be set as the date for 1 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. * , * * Mrs Verne Ellis, wife of 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 ,lts meeting Tuesday night. Cost of the asphalt covering job Was set 'at $13,114. A street flushing ; machine, which cleaned as it ; swept, was pun chased for use here at a cost o£ $2,377, arid Was to be delivered immediately. .; » *'.'. "*...-•• . Most of Algona's organizations Were cooperating '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 anoVparo'Chial schools. . MUSHROOM Young Miles Anthony stumbled across a half-pound 'mushroom, near his home at Pleasantville recently. It was 5% indies wide, and nearly 8 inches tall. ; DESCENDANTS ' Mrs Ernestine Schmeling; 93, who died at Cresco recently, leaves a total of 78 descendants. IF IT'S NEWS WE WANT IT Switch to RETIRES Cliff McCullQugh 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 «e»vmoHT IMT. ' THE SQUIRT COMPANY ESTHERVlLLE, IOWA .An CONDITIONIHO-TEMPERATURfS MADE TO ORDER-AT:IK* LOW COST. GET A DEMONSTRATION Now Chwolel 6»l Air 4-Dsor Sedan wi* tody fey FUJwl SzsmddieA Oerrojet deakn 5fi6 •lib got the • heart of a lion (but it's a lamb to handle) To know a Chevy in all its gloryy 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 J CHJSYJIOLETS THAN ANY

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