The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 20, 1957 · Page 16
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 16

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, June 20, 1957
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§•**%§*« (to.) Upi» ft* ttotom M, m? STRICTLY, BUSINESS fcrMcf^r, HIGHWAY COMMISSION, TAKE HEART With all the fuis that has been recently eouisd dud to quibbling and battling between varioti* members of the Iowa legislature and the lowo State Highway Commission, it is hard to tee the forest for the trees. In the midst of all this flurry of publicity, comes a bright ray of sunshine for those of us in these parts - the fact that the former weedy highway shoulders and eroded cut north of town have been carefully smoothed out and seeded to grass. Within the summer, the north approach to Algono should present an attractive appearance. According to our information, the Highway Commission's office at Brl£ is responsible for this good work. We've alvfays liked Brftt - and their fine newspaper, too|4 and if this it true, we'll make it a point to m Britt know we like 'em even more. RURAL AREAS NEED Eldora Herald Ledger — If the people who are fanatically insistent on getting a bigger representation in, the legislature for the big: cities could see beyond the end of their nose they might have a chance ot achieving reapportionment during our life time. But they are blind to the real need for reapportionment for many of the rural counties and cry only about their own mis-representation. It shows that they are just as selfish as the people they are now criticizing for maintaing the status Wo. And until they broaden their viewpoint and »ce the state as a whole they have little if any thance of achieving relief for their own cause. The status quo is better and less harmful to the state as a whole than would be selfish domination of the legislature by the big cities. Des Moines in particular.- The senatorial districts in Iowa were started when Iowa was ( a baby state, and roughly the cqunties along? the J#ssjs£ippi river and the Mis- ,souri border were formed into senatorial districts :ivhen Jhey we're by far the. most populous counties. .•.•:...;. : That picture has changed just as much as the rural' urban picture' &as changtd. The population center qf, the state has moved over into Marshall |county and that is not, far from, the geographi- |c4l center of the State. But representation in the senate has not moved with the change,,, ; Take the 37th senatorial district composed of .Wright, Hamilton and Hardin counties. We have 'a, population of over 61,000. Compare this to the :3(jth senatorial district comprised of Clayton (Elk- ncjer) county alone with 22, 522 population. Along the Mississippi. ' , For another example take Carroll, Greene and Sac counties which make up the 48th senatorial district. They have a population of 56,227. 'Compare them with Wayne and Lucas counties which comprise the 4th senatorial district. They have a population lof 23,806 and are located along the state's southern boundary. These are #pt isloated instances. That same story is repeated [almost without exception as you go from northwest to southeast in Iowa. If the people in Des Moines had any intention of making this an equitable re-apportionment recognizing the need of rural areas in northwest Iowa they might get' some help on the problem. But the. feeling, abroad, and rightfully so, that the status quo is a better situation even for the! pporly represented rural counties in northwest Iowa than oapituatjon to a plan that would throw the balance of control into the hands of a selfish' bjg cjty majority. \ When you consider thaf a large percentage- (maype e^en as much as 65% pr 70%) of Des' Moines' huge sales tax collection com^s from these rural areas tftat tjwp seem to be so hepped' against they are hot doing bad under the present unreapportioned legislature. And it is A cinch" that their present JijnHedit|ew of the need is not going to get jthem any 111 g. Call Strf et— Pb, qy 4.353S-~AjgQna. Iowa filtered M **cpad claw matter at the postofflce ft Alfona, Iowa, under Art of Cpngress p( March a. 1878. folOIIAt HAfc RUPBEfiENTATIVE e*enta«ye«, Inc -, eric J8, N. Y, • Michigan, Chicago I, 111. RATES IV K088UTH CO, * W™"* "— ^*#«W.W*»if-*!f»-».* AMP COUNTY UEW8PAPER ALL IS NOT LOST Of late, there has appeared to be more and more discussion, not only in the big daily press and news magazines but among folks on the street, relative to the complete devastation that can be wrought by the dropping of a 11 \ it • i ' i r w nuclear bomb. The "nuclear" bomb, we have learned, is to be distinguished from the original "atomic" bomb, and also from the later "hydrogen" bomb. In effect, it appears that the "nuclear" bomb is something so sombre and terrifying that it passes all human comprehension. It becomes more sombre and terrifying when we realize, as was testified before a Senate committee, that if such a bomb — the "nuclear" bomb — were dropped on the U. .S. in sufficient quantity, it would immediately d'e- stroy some 80,000,000 folk out of our total population of around 170,000,000. Another 60,000,000 people would be permeated with "radio-active sensations," to the end that they would be more or less immobile. Such an attack, with "nuclear" bombs, they say, would leave about 6 to 7 million of us to clean up the wreckage, bury the dead, fight off further enemy attacks . . . and well, perhaps start a new race of humanity. For the folks up and down the street, us included, who have been regarding this devastating possibility with real and horrible awe, we have turned up some facts that may prove comforting. They deal with the United States Strategic Air Command, under General Curtis E. LeMay, whose B-29's dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima. General LeMay's headquarters are in Omaha. • The several hundred thousand U. S. Airmen, under General Lemay, have their bags packed. • When off-duty, these several hundred thousands of Airmen leave their phone numbers, where they can be immediately contacted. • These men are the crews and mechanics of B-47 and B-52 global- jet bombers—airships that actually resemble planes from outer space. •' They can stream towards an ene- •••V.' ;i ,my homeland and, it is said, reduce a total country to a state of "nothing-ness" in 15 minutes. • From an altitude of 40,000 feet (over 7 miles up) without being able to see anything of the land over which he is flying, the bombardier of a SAC bomber can release a bomb which falls so pinpointed that it will hit on the city block designated by the bombar- - dier. • The bomb thus released from the jet bomber, hurtling downward and then hitting the earth, as a single "nuclear" bomb can unleash more devastating explosive power than the total of ALL BOMBS dropped by the air forces of both sides in World War II. • In reverse action, such a "nuclear" bomb dropped by an enemy on Algona, Iowa, would of course, obliterate all traces of the city — and in addition would reduce to the same "nothing-ness" such neighboring towns as Burt, Lone Rock, Fenton, Whittemore, Bancroft, Titonka, Lakota, Swea City, Ledyard, West 1 Bend, Ottosen, Bode, etc. The spreading destruction of the single bomb would 'reach northward beyond Mankato, Minn., well into South Dakota, into Nebraska, over Des Moines and into Missouri, and even into Wisconsin and Illinois. A single "nuclear" bomb, with a pin-point drop on Algona, could cause that terrifying destruction. * At present, around each and every jet bomber of the U. S. Strategic Air Force, I night and day, there stands a strong armed guard. No one knows just exactly where the "nuclear" bomb is. We wonder if the common folks over yonder behind the Iron Curtain know anything of this. In cqse they don't, somebody had better tell them. While it is a dismal thought to think of no more Chicago, no more Des Moines, or no more Algonq, or Burt or Bancroft, it is equally depressing tp think of "no more Leningrad" or "no more Moscow". "Well, in case you ever t?o have any trouble call this number!" GOP WORRIES — Republican congressmen, already looking ahead to re-election next year, are gloomy about prospects fo. a GOP-controlled Congress. Some are openly blaming the President's high - cost - of - living budget for this pessimism ... —o— STASSEN RAPPED — Harold Stapscn's stock is at a new low. The kunckle-rap he received from Secretary of State Dulles was given nt the direct orders oi P r e s i cl e n t Eisenhower. The "peace secretary" was reprimanded for forwarding a set of American disarmament plans to the Russians before the President okayed them. Incidentally, Stassen expects to leave Washington shortly ... He bought a home in Valley Forge, Pa. It carries a heavy mortgage ($17,000). -t-o- YOUNG IKE'S JOB — Maj. John Elsenhower is doing so well as a White House assistant that word 1 is he may be given a permanent assignment there after 3 stint at the Pentagon. (He turned down Mamie's offer to move his family into the executive mansion while looking for a new house in town). —o—. NOTES ABOUT FISH — The Interior Department has tested 4,346 chemical concoctions against the trout-destroying lamprey in Lake Michigan and Lake Superior. The department think.-, it has finally found something to kill off the eels and not harm th-3 fish. (In Lake Michigan, the annual trout harvest dropped from 6,500,000 pounds in 1946 to a mere 34 pounds in 1955 because uf the voracious lamprey). The once - drought - stricken lancis of Texas are now being -stocked with thousands of fish from five federal fish hatcheries, according to word from the U S Fish and Wildlife Service. PREDICTIONS — When Secretary of Defense Wilson leaves th» pentagon, lie will mom likely be succeeded by Wilfred J. McNeil, now an assistant secretary of defense ... "T i g h t e r" money condition.-, will prevail this fall ... This, Washington economists say, should be a sign of good business activity. Congress will quit for the year on or about August l(j. ED KOTEKBA — vacationers in North Carolina? Three miles (15,000 mats) are being laid on a sandy beach leading to the Cape Hatteras National Seashore resort. Behind The Movie Sets WITH BUDDY MASON Hollywood, Calif. — Let's talk about Jack Webb's Sgt. Joe Friday, and ceramics sculptors, and a Marine Corps Drill Instructor named T/Sgt. Jim Moore! All three have much in common. Think note? Then read on, my friend! * * * When a sculplor molds a miniature, ceramic, model of a man, he starts-with an unlikely looking lump of clay. With metal wire, he fashions a skeletal frame, giving his man a backbone of steel so that he'll always stand erect despite rough handling. Around this spine he builds his man, kneading, pulling, pushing, squeezing and pressing his clay into a rough semblance of the man-to-be. * * * When a good, substantial body has been firmly packed around the backbone, he starts trimming down the excess. One by one, muscles are added to the figure until it becomes well proportioned. Then, the artist gives character io his creation. The face- begins to show typical, male, characteristics. A firm j a w appears. His man acquires an appearance of determination, purpose and self-confidence. * » » Through all this mojding the clay gets a rough Workout. Next comes the ceramic oven and trial by fire. If the model emerges without cracking, all the shaping up and rigorous conditioning will have produced a man the artist may exhibit with pride. FANCY PACKAGING INCREASES PRICE Humboldt Republican, — A recent survey of prices for many different commodities brought out the fact that price increases were the rule rather than the exception, in spite of the fact that the cost of the raw materials had not advanced jn proportion to the price increase of the finished product, Investigation revealed the fact that the package which held or enclosed the product was the real reason for the price increase. Manufactures claimed that unless their product was in an attractive package the buying public refused to buy jt. Several stated that the cost of the package was greater than the product enclosed. Further inquiry from retailers substantiated the manufacturers claim. The high cost of packaging js particularly true in |he bjg field of cosmetics and allied lines. And hovsr many times have you heard some manufacturer stressing the beautiful package which en- eloses his product? He will mention his product as being the best he can make or the best in, its fjeld but then he stresses the beautiful package which contains it. He is sjmply catering to the public's love of beautiful things, and pricing his' prtxitt'rt hisi)«'r to pay for the packaging. CAPITAL BRIEFS — Soaring Satellite. When the -javth satellite was contracted for, i-stimated cost was $o7 million . . . Cost now stands at . < ?72 million and will soar yet higher before the "baby moon ' is launched . .. Turkey Cutbacks. Secretary of Agriculture Benson has oiu'rred an immediate cutback in turkey hatchery output, because of an expected stupendous "surplus" this year ... Atomic Carrier. The Navy now expects to finis!) its first "atom- powered an era ft carrier within three yoai s . . . Just to pet the work underway, the Navy is asking Com-.n-h for $292 million... Wheat Exports. Our wheat export:, (now :,' a record 520 billion bushel.-; a v <'un may be cut back sharply next year... Reason: Tremendous bumper cropj arc foreca.-l for m-,st of Kurope Pentagon Bids. Congress is cracking down on the questionable pentagon practice of making purchase.; without advertising and callim; for sealed bids... Small Business. A New Jersey congressman introduced a bill that would force the Defense Department to give one-fourth of its contracts to small business ...Catch i.;, many small firms arc not tooled to produce many of the complex items require^ by Defense. > DID YOU KNOW? — That the "middle class" folks pay the moat taxes? Those with incomes of under $10,000 pay G(j per cent Of the federal income tax. That the Navy \r, installing stfwl landing mats for motoring As a group, Marine Corps drill instructors probably would fail to annex an overabundance of art awards by dabbling in model- ins clay. Yet, by an amazingly similar process, they too produce men. What they accomplish with the human clay that comes to their hands borders on the miraculous. Occasionally, a portion of clay that fails to meet required standards just can't make the grade. It must be separated and set aside lest it weaken the workable material and, eventually, the entire finished product. * » « On the whole, 9 Marine D. I. gets Grade A material for his man-mill. Men who shudder at the thought of getting a black eye seldom seek careers a.i boxers, They also should by-pass all Marine Corps recruiting offices, However, there is a type oi male who enjoys the companionship of other rough-and-ready gents who were cast in his particular mold. He lives in a perpetual plate of personal competition with his fellow man and gladly endure:; any hardship if it offers a challenge. If a man like this takes up boxing, he'll absorb enormous amounts of punishment to win the right to walk With champions as a f u 11-fledged champ. Sounds silly? Then how about the distance runner, his lungs bursting, who pushes- his punished body across the finish line for the honor of his school and a small, engraved token of bronze? : • * * » Fortunately for our own country, our Marine Corps has always attracted, men with a y.est for rough competition. Any • others ore, best weeded out in » drill instruction rather than in action. It's far better that they flunk out on an obstacle course instead of cm a mission where K8ffl«aeKtia»M^^ Congressman Goad's Comments 6th DlsfHci Congressman I ftotn Iowa Repofls Oft | Washington Aciiviiiet £e»3*sma3ca»»^^ SMALL BUSINESS BILL BEFORE COMMITTEE The Small Business Act is now in the process of being revised by tho Banking and Currency Committee. There have been some needed changes made to improve this service to the small business people of the nation. However there seems to be developing a fight over the amount of interest which is to be charged on the loans made by the Small Business Administration. At the present, that part of the loan made by the Small Business Administration has one amount of interest charged, but the participating bank sharing in the loan usually charges one percent more in interest rates. There are those who want the interest rates raised on these loans. However, I plan to vote for no more than a five percent interest rate on the SBA portion of the loan and this would keep the interest on the bank's portion at about 6 percent, assuming that the same ratio continues. Interest rates become very important to a small business man for the amount might well determine whether he is able to expand as much as he wanted to — or in fact whether oV not he might be able to remain in business at all. The public debt is creating more and more of a problem because of the higher and higher interest rates which the Government is having to pay. The various school districts faced with haying to finance school construction are finding that they are having to cut down on the number of classrooms which they should like to build because of the higher interest rates. These are some of the reasons for the they'd jeopardize the lives and objective of a battalion of valuable trouble-shooters. Which brings us to the new Jack Webb film. "The D. I.," made for Warner Bros release. We hope Jack can make his portrayal , of a Marine Corps drill instructor convey a true picture of training that even a sob-sister can understand. If he can succeed in this, we'll nominate Webb for a deluxe, super-special, hero-size laurel wreath. : * * .* What's more, we can safely predict that about 4,000'of Chief Wm. H. Parker's Los Angeles Police Department officers will overlook Webb's temporary desertion from "Dragnet." They'll even forgive him for having their "Sgt. Joe Friday" take the alias, T/Sgt. Jim Moore, in order to pose as a Marine Sergeant in '•The D. I." — You see, there are distinct similarities of service problems involved. Properly presenting them to the public results in a better understanding all they way around. Should you doubt this, ask any of the many, many ex-Marines now serving under L. A.'s Chief of Polica Parker! intense struggle over Interest rates. * * * tO OPPOSE RECLAMATION FARM Am tn about two weeks, a bill is to be brought to the flobf of the House calling for loans to homesteaders and desert-land entry- men. This b'ill would enable the Secretary of Agriculture to extend financial assistance to desert-land entrymen to the same extent as such assistance is available to homestead entrymen, through the Farmer's Home Administration. I intend to join in the floor debate against this bill. It makes little sense to try and try to cut production of farm commodities on our rich Iowa land —- and then turn around and set up a program to assist people in purchasing farmlands in a reclamation project. These lands are those which are to be irrigated, and while now only desert, are capable of produfcing plentifully when water is readily' available. • * » PORK PRODUCTION TO TO THE SOUTHWEST Iowa State College has been experimenting during recent years and has found that milo (a grain sorghum) and a supplemental feed will do the job of raising hogs in a "broiler type factory production". Therefore, Arkansas City, Kansas is getting all set up to get the campaign of this type of pork production under way. Iowa State College recommended Kansas for 'the start of such a program and Arkansas City was selected as the ideal place. We have known for several months that the southwest is to raise more feed grains. Now they are setting out in dead earnest to take-over the production of pork. They are going to farrow pigs at regular intervals, and send them to market throughout the year, and they are setting out to do a real job of it. I still believe it would have been better to place grain sorghum acres in the soil bank and let the Iowa farmer raise the corn and feed the hogs. It seems many Iowa farmers and townspeople agree with me according to the mail I receive on this subject. Your Congressman Merwin Coad B. Reding of Bode, fell from th« davenport in the t)rville Wagner home there Thursday afternoon and suffered a fracture of the upper right arm. She was rushed to Whittemore and treated by Dr. McCreety . ' * I * Ida E. Larson, Swea City pott- mistress, was recently voted "most popular postmistress in the state of Iowa." She was awarded the honor during the closing session of the convention of the national postmaster's league in Des Moinei. * * 4 A roof fire at the horn* of J. N. Thul on Linden street in Algona was extinguished with small loss by local firemen Monday morning. Kyle Keith raced to the home nnd extinguished a blaze inside the roof nnd the firemen took care of the rest of it when they arrived minutes later. * • * AH citizens of this area were told they could let their furnace fires 8° ° u l — due to the arrival of an extreme heat wave. High reading during the week was a 101 mark Wednesday, June 23. According to all forecasts, no immediate let-up was foreseen. * * * Bancroft annexed the county American Legion Junior baseball title with an 11-1 decision over Titonka in the finals. The winners trounced Algona, 11-3, in its opener and had no trouble fit all walking off with the crown. Titonka also took Algona. 8-4, to advance to the finals , of the rpund-robin tourney. * • * Two truckers were picked up at Lakota Saturday and charged with insufficient license for the loads they were . hauling. Each was fined $25 and costs. Both rigs were loaded with oats. <• • .» • Mr and Mrs Harley Hanson were the parents of a new son, a lOVi pounder, which was born on. Father's Day, It was thcii second child. • » • H, A. Norman and R. F. Perr; purchased the Elk Cleaners from W. J. and Henry Becker and wera to take possession June 28. Congratulations to Hill and Bob on their 20th anniversary in business (1957) in Algona from 20 Years Ago. FROM THE FILES OF THE , ALGONA UPPER DES MOW JUNE 24, 1937 " * ' * » Harry Mohr, being held in tho Kossuth ,county jail on a charge of issuing a bad check, ' dred Thursday morning. Two doctors, called to attend him, stated death resulted from cardiac trouble, induced by acute alcoholism. Mohr's original - arrest was the result of a traffic violation. He paid his fine in Justice Delia Welter's court with a check which came back marked no funds. He was again picked up, and following his arrest showed signs of illness. Medical aid was called at once. 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