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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, June 13, 1957
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J-Atflftftfl Oft.) Opp*r 0*1 Meln* Thurtdey, Jurta II, 19S7 f, I fle$lome$ REASONS FOR LOVING DADDY With Pother's Day jusl around the corner (H's next Sunday in case you haven't got that necktie and those stretchy socks for him yef) it is appropriate and fitting to report on a recent project of the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade pupils of a Hollywood, Calif., public school. The youngsters were asked to write themes on the "Importance of Daddy", ond here are excerpts from their writings: "I love Daddy because . . . "he tells me right from wrong!" "he is understanding and loveablel" "he loves me!" and "he gives me money" . . . these four reasons were most generally expressed. Here are some more: "I love Daddy because he does not look like Elvis. He is so nicel He wraps packages keen. He does not eat spinach." "My Daddy is nice. He fakes care of us. He loves my mommy's family. He loves everyone/' "My Dad is handsome, and he plays the trombone good." "I love him becuz he buy my caklit mallt (adult translation, chocolate malt)" . . . also, "he lets my dog sleep with me." And a very important point with many children . . . "He kisses me good night." As children of this age find no need to be very secretive, here is what one young man wrote . . . "My Dad has all sorts of things in the basement. When he comes home, which Un't very often, he comes out in the backyard ana" talks to us. He's in the car business, so he took us to the Used Car lots. Sometimes it gets boring ..." The boys and girls are all very proud of their Pop when he finds time to help them in their projects. They also like to have Daddy display a little humor and personality With th'eir playmates ... as many of them plainly sord, "he is funny and nice to my friends." Money and material things also seemed )6. be closely associated with Father's being. All of the youngsters did very definitely agree oh one point . . . they love their Daddy! LESS FRANKING BY CONGRESSMEN MIGHT HE-LP SHAVE POSTAL DEFICIT A LITTLE Belmond Independent — We read the other day that a "bookkeeping adjustment" takes care pi the expensfe of majl franked to their home constituents (and others) by members of the U. S. Congress. Now if the government will just fix it so we can pay our income taxes by means of a "bookkeeping adjustment" — involving their Hooks, and hot ours — everything will be hunky- dory. • But until that time arrives, we'd be much obliged if our U. S. senators and representatives would exercise a little restraint in utilizing their franking privileges, With all the hullabaloo that's accompanied the efforts of Congress to make Postmaster General Summerfield cut corners, it would help if the lawmakers would engage in a bit more "do as I do," rather than so much "do as I say." If the congressmen would arbitrarily set a sensible limit upon the amount of franking that each, could do, it just MIGHT help the post office department wabble a bit closer to breaking even in its operations. What prompts this outburst is receipt by The Independent and FOUR members of The Inde- penfdent family of a single piece of literature from the .office of Sen. Thomas E. Martin. It leads us to' believe that the gentleman from Iowa City could advisedly engage in a bit more rifle fire arid use a little less buckshot. Although Senator Martin has gone a bit poll loco in the past year or two and uses that franking privilege like crazy, we question not that a goodly number of his senatorial brethren may make him look like a penny-pinching Scrooge with their lavishness in the same regard. And the senate sfrrlly has no corner on franking foolishness. ^We don't anticipate any furore developing irl Washington with publication of this editorial. Bui it's made us feel better, already; and it's not to hurt the situation a whit. lira Call Street-^-Ph. GY 4-3535-r-Algona, Iowa as second class matter at the postoffice at Algona, Jowa, under Act of Congress of ^ March 3. J879. *- Issued Thursdays in 1957 By THE UPPER DBS MOINES PUBLISHING CO. , R. B. WALLER, Managing Editor „,£. S, EJJLANPER, Advertising Manager NATIONAL EDITORIAL " "" T IO I AK-UIATf MEMBER MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE Weekly Newspaper Representatives, Inc. 404 fifth Ave. ( New York 18, N. Y- 883 N, Michigan, Chicago I, III RATES IN KQSSUTH do. Y**r. jit »dv»nc* ,-„„„-,...-. q( Ai«<MMI jMp*r«, in combination, per year—f 5.00 "wm^vrmiK lOc CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER DRAMATIC FARM DEBT CHANGES Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Monlhly Review — Changes in the farm borrowing pattern over the past ten years reflect the dramatic developments which have taken place in agriculture, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Writing in its June monthly review, the bank says that production expenses per farm have risen nearly 50 per cent since 1947 and capital outlays for buildings, land improvements and farm machinery have increased even more. Paralleling these changes has been a 45 per cent boost in the average size of bank loans to fanners. Moreover, a larger proportion of borrowed funds are now used to buy or improve farm land and purchase machinery and foundation livestock. During the past decade, farming both in the Midwest and the nation also has become moire specialized. Reflecting this shift, Midwest borrowers whose farms are classified as "general" now account for a smaller portion of total credit outstanding than they did ten years ago. Specialized livestock and cash grain farmers, on the other hand, account for a larger portion. Total U. S. farm debt currently is estimated at $lb billion, more than double the 1947 figure. Commercial banks have provided about one- third of the $10 billion increase in debt which has occurred. The trend toward larger farms, greater investments in capital equipment and mounting cash oultays for operating purposes, the Reserve bank states, should maintain a strong demand lor farm credit in the years ahead. Bank debts currently average about $2,400 per farm borrower in the Corn Belt and $1,800 in the Dairy Belt. But even a better indicator of the large part credit plays in farm operations is the number of borrowers having debts of $2,000 or more. In the Corn Belt over 35 per cent of the farm borrowers have outstanding bank debt of at least this amount. According to the Reserve bank, only 25 per cent of the farmers in dairy areas had loans totaling $2,000 or more. The larger debts among Corn Belt farmers reflect the larger capital requirements per farm and the more uneven flow of income and expenditures. » * » "PUBLIC DEBT IS NOT LIKE PRIVATE DEBT" Odeboldi Chronicle — Most of us know that the federal debt is about $275 billion. But few have any concept of what that means — it's just a figure, almost beyond human comprehension. Senator Byrd, writing in National Review, gives a vivid picture of the debt. That $275 billion, he says, "is the equivalent of the assessed value of all the land, buildings, mines, machinery, factories, livestock — everything of tangible value in the'United States." Then he goes on. to say something tha$ must be far better understood than it is now If this country, as we know it, is to survive: "Public debt is not like private debt. If private debt is not paid off, it can ; be ended by bankruptcy proceedings, and maybe not many people are hurt. If public debt is not paid off — paid off with taxes — the result is disastrous inflation or repudiation. Either wpuld destroy out form of government." -- n*^Al The proposed new budget is the largest in our peace-time history. According to the estimates, there will be a .small surplus if this . budget is approved. But rt is evident that even a very moderate decline in the business boom, with the effect that it would have on tax Revenue's, would eliminate such 'a surplus and put a deficit in its place. Senator Byrd believes the budget can be cut by more than $6 billion without harm to an essential federal function. If we cannot do that now, with tr«j economy running at peak speed, when can wjj"? * * * DOESN'T yr&NT HOEGH BURIED / Duke Niorberg in Albia News — Leo A. Hoegh of Charitorij, former governor of Iowa, is reported under consideration by the Eisenhower administration for/appointment to one of the tPP federal government posts. If Mtl Hoegh wants a federal job, he certainly has one coming from the administration. He has been an a ggressive and articulate political sUpport- er of Pif ,-sident Eisenhower since early 1952. Fur- thermotfe, he is the kind of Republican Mr Eisenhower J'ikes best — a "modern" Republican. Qne not owJy hardly ever finds one of those in Iowa these days, one never did. The rarity is a reason Mr H/oegh isn't governor any more — too many Iowa. Republicans preferred a first-term Democrat to a second-term "modern" Republican. 'Weekend news reports indicated Mr Hoegh is beijig considered for the job of federal civil defense administrator to succeed Val Peterson. The News doesn't influence Eisenhower ap- £»p(intments. If it did, The News would urge the fjriministration to give a young, energetic and £ble administrator like Mr Hoegh a job with more future in it for him and for the nation, Civil defense is a dream impossible of realization against H and A bbmbs and gui4ed missies except international disarmament. Even woman's logic can't determine what to dp after one has been fired upon. An idea of what evacuation of a city would amount to under threatened atomic attack can be gained from the fiaSPP that developed in the little town of Milford, Neb., when it had a tornado warning. The job that would utilize the capabilities of Mr Hoegh and be really meaningful in defense from atomic disaster is thftt now held by Harold Stassen -~ United State Disarmament represents' tive. There will be a vacancy there soon because Mi- Stassen must bp out of th« *% during the buildup of Richajrd Nixon for the I860 Republican jigmination for president. , I" * * STRICTLY JUSINtSS "I Mked the price of the chop—oot the shop!" WO KOTERBA — WHITE HOUSE SECRET — The White House has kept it quiet, but the last several w.eek3 secretaries from various government agencies have been "drafted" to work on the stupendous volume of pro and anti-budget mail. Secretly, the typists—paid by other government agencies — are working in the White House proper. They're sending out letters, by the carload in an effort to "allay" budget fears of roused taxpayers... BRAINWASHED? — State DC- partment officials aren't admit•ting it openly, but they're disturbed, by, reports., .that-': Khrushchev influenced an astonishingly large number of Americans on his TV performance. Several congressmen say their mail indicates that a surprising number of constituents were deceived by the Russian leader's bland, grandfatherly manner which overshadowed his distorted facts. BOGGED HIGHWAYS. President Eisenhower denied that his $27.5 billion federal highway program has bogged down. In reply to a query by this reporter at last week's news conference, the President pointed out that $700,000,000 in contracts have been let... This is a slow start, but the President said the Bureau of Roads must proceed cautiously to avoid breaking laws in procuring right-of-way land. —o— IKE'S BUST — Washington correspondents are puzzled why the White House has insisted on complete secrecy regarding President Eisenhower's new bust just finished by the famous international sculptor, Nison Tregor ... Doesn't make sense. LABOR RACKETEERS — You'll be hearing more about court trails of alleged labor racketeers ... The Justice Department is getting together "powerful" evidence against 61 defendants, AILING LEGISLATORS — At least a half-dozen senators and congressmen are laid up in hos- | pitals because of serious illness, but the story is being kept out of the papers. Moat seriously ill is a Midwest senator ... He's, been in the Bethesda Naval hospital several weeks. CHARITY RACKETS — Congressmen, debating the charity rackets faille-have warned citizens that a startling number of charity rackets still thrive over the country. Recent testimony disclosed that solicitations for "jjood causes" net the solicitors 40 per cent of the take — and much of thy rest goes for "other expenses." The congressmen referred specifically to phone solicitations. Decorah Jourhtl: fWis *U#W?toilte fife U still characterized by too much horse-and-buggy thinking. DISAPPEARING FARMERS— As of last month, according to official records, theru were 299,000 LESS farmers and farm workers in the U.S. than one year before . . . 1,000 TAX BILLS — Nearly 1,000 bills have been introduced in Congress so far this year aimed at CUTTING taxes in one form or another. Virtually NONE will become law . . . AIRLINE PROBE — The Civil Aeronautics Board will soon investigate commercial airline firms to force them to desist from selling more passenger tickets than they have seat space for on scheduled flights . . . This practice is illegal. NOTES. -, Cost of sugar this summer is expected to reach it'§ highest peak since the record high of the 192.0's ... A bumper q*rop of turkeys will drop the cost of the birds to a, Hew low this year ... What's new? Frozen chocolates for salt; in hot summer months. Heat's on Ike ... It was humid. The only fans in the room were turned off. There was no movement of fresh air from anywhere, for the windows were closed for security reasons and the doors had been shut tight by secret service guards. The temperature was somewhere between 92 and 98 degrees and. the whjjte collars, on the reporters' shirts blotted sweat. This was one of the longest — if not the longest — of presidential news conferences in Washington history. Behind The Movie Sets ifmt MASS* WHAT'S FREE? — If you're coming to Washington in June or July, you may wish to attend the free open-air symphony and jazz concerts each Friday night at Washington's famed Watergate on the Potomac. Dwighi Eisenhower ambled into the room from a side entrance. The • red second-hand on the wall to his right swept past the digit""A2" at precisely 10:30 a.m., when he appeared, followed by Press Secretary Jim Hagerty and his assistant, Anne Wheaton. Exactly 37 minutes later, the President had his broad back toward us, trudging — and that seems to be the apt word — out that side door. His head made a quick jerk from side to side, and he sighed, "whew!" This had been — by his own admission — one of the most gruelling quiz sessions of his two terms. At one point, Mr Eisenhower took a long breath and said, "I wish somebody would think to ask me an easy question ..." —o— Afterward, as they always do, the reporters congregated outside the door before making their way to the elevators. They agreed that the President had faced a real toughie that morning. "Are you going to reply to Khrushchev?" ... "What about the Gir'ard case?"... "Do you consider yourself the leader of your party? 1 '.:. "Will you call a halt to H-B6mb testing?"... "What about the danger of fail out?" And on and on and on. —n— I waiched the President's complexion turn from a faint gink to a glowing pink. And then his cheeks showed a deep, heavy red. He appeared as a trackman does after a 440 sprint in the sun. This is not an observation oa the President's physical condition — in good sense, finally, reporters have let up on sniping a: Mr Eisenhower's health. The truth is, any normally- healthy person would have veact- ed that way under the pressure .and the hot lights of TV. The thing that aggravated it was the heavy, oppressive, air-less heat in that old, once-upon-a-timt- Indian Treaty Room in a build' ing so ancient it should have been torn down long ago. This roqni is in the monstrosity known as the Old State Building. Why were the fans turned off? This is the ironical answer: They would have interfered with the sound on the television audio track' This, then, is the torturous condition under which the President of the United States must meet the press, while Congress is spending a couple hundred million dollars to make their offices mrtre comfortable. It doesn't make sense ... Hollywood, Calif. — We doubt that Mickey Rooney could say "Good morning" in a matter-of- fact manner! To "The Mick," it might lack showmanship. Without that little extra theatrical flourish, or at least a built-up entrance, a simple salutation might gall the Rooney sense of fitness. Elder troupers refer to a man born'and raised in show business as a player who used the top tray of a Taylor trunk for a cradle. One type of Taylor theatrical trunk had a deep compartment in the top tray. A space where top-hats could be strapped in for safety in transportation. With proper padding and baby blankets, this section could be transformed easily into an ideal temporary crib. * • * Young vaudeville couples found that they could strap junior into this makeshift cradle and make him very comfortable. With a teddy-bear or favorite toy for company, he was quite safe for the few minutes required to do their "turn." These backstage babies literally grew up in the business. They learned to crawl, toddle, walk and do a time-step in natural progression. In similar sequence, they'd prattle, croon a few notes of recognizable melody, talk and, soon after, start to memorize and mimic every other act on the bill. Timing every word and movement ; to the reaction of an imaginary audience was an instinctive part of their growth. Later, friends might refer to the former stage-child's general appearance as being very good "on- and-off." But, unlike his wardrobe, his personality could never be "offstage." To others, show- business may be a profession. To anyone like Mickey Rooney, who grew and developed in this world of make-believe, it is a' way of life. * • • Perhaps lhal's why a Mickey Rooney unit attracts every blase studio-worker who has a moment to spare whenever 14 The Mick"' isy making' a picture. At the moment, over on the Columbia lot, any lost, strayed or missing studio employee can be located on director Richard Q u i n e's "Operation Mad Ball" set. * * * It's amazing how many fairly logical reasons technicians can find for conferring with coworkers assigned to the "Operation Mad Ball" crew. For one thing, even when he's just telling funny stories, to kill time between scenes, "The Mick" give? a command performance. Of course, when a scene starts shooting, all sideline conversations stop. At this point, there's nothing else to do but watch Mickey work. Which is exactly what the boys were doing between scenes, for whether he's "off" or "on" The Mick is "on-stage" every moment of his life. * * * Those who understand little tricks of stagecraft are delighted when some naive minof player attempts to steal a scene from Rooney. This includes Dick Quine, the director, who definitely is no stranger to greasepaint, An actor's actor, Mickey constantly surprises his fellow players. In the "Operation Mad Ball" script, an Off-beat character-touch has Rooney talking in rhyme. He memorized 5% minutes of tricky dialogue written in this style. ^ Although fellow cast members Jack Lernmott and Dick York have exceptionally retentive memories, Mickey's 5V4 minutes of odd-ball talk, in a single scene, rated their respectful attention. All of which was not un-noticed by The Mick. Now laughter and applause are meat and drink to Mickey but the admiration of other actors in the cast is an added treat. It's like the seasoning and dressing that make a wonderful salad perfect. And, needless to say, Mickey promptly turned his "Operation Mad Ball" banquet into a Rooney feast. » • » Yesl An unconscious compulsion would force The Mick to dramatize even an ordinary "Good morning!" To be candidly frank, one of Rooney's finest performances is always given in the role of the "offstage" Mickey Rooney! to buildings aftd crops was reported at Fenton, Luverne, Wesley, Lone Rock .Whittemore, Corwith and Algona. The Norwegian Lutheran church, eight miles south of Fenton, and a barn 6n the John Behnkendorf farm near LuVerne were destroyed by lira after lightning struck the buifd- ings. High winds were responsible for a variety of damage to homes and other buildings all over this area. In some townships, corn, which had already been re-plahted, was standing under water as the moisture wouldn't soak into the saturated soil. The river was out of its banks near Algona. 203HBS AGO, ' IN -rue FROM THE FILES OF THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES JUNE 17, 1937" Frank Clihe, whose disappearance last week caused local authorities to drag the river for his missing body, was reported safe and sound. He was reported to have received a telegram prior to his departure which no one knew anything about. He told a friend to pick up his mail at the post office during his absence. So the case was solved. * * * Heavy rains moved into the county during the week, bringing with them ule.niy,,. .of/, .damP^e.' TJifee" jrtchee••rbf>raln- fell^ Saturday 'ana Sunday and another hnlf inch turned more soil to'mud 1 Tuesday night. Heavy damage Wagner of IrvinglOn was having trouble due to the extremely heavy amount of moisture, also. It seems he had a bridge that had been washed out several times prior to 1937, so when the creek passing under his bridge began to swell, George thought the weight of a tractor and plow might hold tho bridge in place. It didn't work. HP drove the tractor and plow on the bridge Saturday and when he wont to check the bridge Sunday it was gone. The machinery was found upside down in the swollen creek. * * * William Eden, Jr.. of Wesley, narrowly escaped death when he was attacked by an enraged bull at his farm home a mile and a half northwest of Wesley Monday night. Mr Eden was attempting to put the animal in the barn at the time of the attack. The animal knocked Mr Eden into a newly constructed barbed wire fence and charged and tossed him several times. Mr Eden's presence of mind s;ivecl his life. He forcefully thrust a finger into tho bull's eye, then rolled under tho fence and made his get away. He was cut and- bruised, but after treatment was getting along fine. His children called aid to the scene of the incident. * * * The Algona Grays split their first two baseball games of tHe 1937 season, downing Lake View, 7-6, in the opener and falling to Forest City, 2-1, the next time out. Three games were on tap for the locals during the next week. Additional players were reporting to the team. 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