The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 18, 1954 · Page 10
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 10

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, May 18, 1954
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2-Alflona (Id.) Upp«r D«i Molnat Tuesday, May 18, 1954 SlEM LIKE GOOD IDEAS MCCARTHY, COHN, AIMING At tt» dty council meeting last Thursday eve- Jf " ol * ^^^1'L^ulT In ning, three Ideas were offered which deserve com'- Philh ?*' U ' S> /V?i* \f^ S*^ T st< T men - and each has great merit.' , , -\ . • •. SV?^&?£ £ 5 ™ Cai ' th5 ;f ohn demands •l-A proposal that the location : ,d>: th^ j ^*>VpriU.tvfoH).v.d Sehine will never dump be changed, from its present eyesore' spot f .»-;•-• c r •. . . k' .' »i '• »ti t: * Deration 01 a nature \vntcn couict n what lesfejcohspicuous point west of the cityfvfhdrfe {1 ,j,r!r^A.«sclnvi«i 'il^rJ £«*' present stainarit, slough water backs up "fram'the^ in th 6 ^origressional Becbrd ittp. Des Molnes fiver.: ( \ ri .»-j U ; . » -< - > 2—A curb arid" gutter project on South Phillips St. which would set a nice wide boundary for the south approach to Algona, and then a movfe to try and obtain some type of hardsurfacing for the space between the present highway and the new curb and gutter. This would make that approach Into Algona wide and modern in appearance. 3—Construction of a clubhouse on city property for Boy Scout and Girl" Scout use. The property is located east and .south of the municipal swimming' pool. Cost of construction, and the work involved, would be handled privately, and the building would be a real Scout headquarters. The second and third ideas are new; the first one is not. We are of the opinion that .the location of the city dump should have been changed a long time ago, and hope the transition will soon take place. .'•'•• Potentially, with some good black dirt and a little landscaping, the present dump site — or landfill if you prefer'.— could be a fine park area instead of an eyesore. * * * RAINMAKER TROUBLES , ? That old, expression, — damned if you do .arid damned ifcyou don't-*- is-certainly true fri'the. case of rainftiakers. Seems that down in Oklahoma, where the bounteous Mother Nature isn't all on the ball when it comes t6 providing needed rainfall,; the business of rainmaking has become quite a project. One feUQSy; contracted with 'Oklahoma City for of a nature which could nqt"be published any newspaper;"* ' : '; * 6cn. Phillips states that "Cohn himself escaped the draft in World Wat II by getting three sue- cessive appointments to West Point. He never entered West Point but by this means escaped ihe draft." How much longer will the United States allow this sort of thing to go on? * * * WE'RE HEADING FOR TROUBLE Iowa .Falls CUiien: — One doesn't' have to inhabit a very fancy, "ivory tower", ihese days to figure out that we have, worked ourselves into a situation in Indo-China that is pretty darn serious. We have said, quite bluntly, that we can't afford to see the Communists make any more headway in that part of the world. Consequently we are throwing just about everything we have — short of troops'— into the fray. By our statements and our actions we have got ourselves into a position where we just about have to win — at*all costs. We can't compromise our way out of this one. For if we do, as we rfid in Korea, all of that Far Eastern area — with its many new and weak governments — will clearly see the handwriting. They will "get right" with 'the Communists, figuring, quite accurately, that it's cheaper and better than to get pushed around like Korea and Indo- China and still end up neither fish nor fowL The decisions that we have made in getting ourselves : into this situation in Indo-China have been tough ones. The Eisenhower administration ( Whoa Now, Senator — Taint Fair! rfx ^1&? AS n V«flnnn T ~T , rf . T has made much of endin g the «gh«ng in Korea, six mohms and a $36,000 fee to seed clouds, intend- *!„,,, ~ii ;. j-j >» «1 • !• j-<- j t- <>A t'ri v,w!r,« „„• ir j-j rrt u -i . • vi • ^ x Naturally it didn t torn around and: get us med tp'oring rain, He did. The only trouble is that ™i,«Jj ; ^<?„,<„ r-u;., ; i-iu . t i - '« i j ,_ ... L__ ... .... '•..,. .... ;•-••; . . . ! Indo-Cmna without a lot of soul-search- when the rain came it resulted infa. 6.12 inch cloudburst around El Reno; Okla: ?Now ihrefe ; < ••• ' ' El Reno are asking damages'of *$70,t)00 rainmaker as a result of the flood." His rebuttal is that he only' worked on ; rain for Oklahoma City, noUEl Reno,: and that what happened at El Reno must have been an Act of God rather, than an act of the rainmaker. .. Incidentally, Colliers recently carried a story which predicted that scientific research would soon; enable us to control even the weather. By iise of certain sky chemicals and bombs, tornados may be broken up, rain may be produced, or Tain may b^e-averted,. ... , -, , ; „. „,„„,,' .' A long time ago, we: believe it was Mark Twain, said "everybody talks about -the weather but nobody does anything about it'." Even that old saying may have to give way to modern science. We like the idea a lot better than A-Bombs and H-Bombs in warfare, too. volvedun 1 Indo-China "without a lot of soul-^earch- 5 , 5 -..«* is particularly true in view : of the Noune vember .election. , • • . i . But apparently the .State Department has concluded that it is safer to consider fthe loss of a few congressmen in November than it is to lose a large part of Asia. * ; • " * * . * THIS IS PARITY Paul Woods in Sheldpn Mail — We have been asked frequently for some time just what the term parity mean.s. "Parity is a statistical yardstick. Farm price! ' are at parity when '. they are as high in"'relation tc things a farmer buys as they Were in the years 1910-14. This'was a prosperous, stable period when farmers got a fair return for their cropsi "The parity index is revised frequently to account for price changes in more than 300 items used by farmers. These include goods 'bought for The Postal Bulletin discloses that the Administration plans to close the fourth-class post- office at Democrat, N. C. * * * • ' . Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go. Algona .Upper piro gRa'mcs 111 E. Call Street—Phone 1100—Algona. Iowa Entered as second class matter at the nostoffice at Algona. Iowa, under Act of Congress of March 3, 187!) . * '^ Issued Tuesdays in 1954 By THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Managing Editor C. S. ERLANDER, Advertising Manager NATIONAL EDITORIAL I A sTb C(HU rd N MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE Weekly Newspaper Representatives Ine 920 Broadway, New York 10, N. Y. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO. One Year. In advance .. «3 QQ Both Algona papers, in combination, "per" year &300 Single Copies ._ --------.".".". IBc SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year in advance __ «• 01 • Both Algona papers in combination, one "year if 00 No subscription less than, 6 months. , ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per inch _ esc OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER family, living, farm equipment, interest, on farm - mortgages, taxes on farms and wages paid to farm labor." ...... ' * / ', - ; Liquor-by-the-drink is being used purely as a campaign issue by the various gubernatorial candidates. It has no place in that campaign at all. The legislature — not the candidates for governor —will determine whether we shall have liquor by 'the drink or not—and we are quite sure that they'll say "no."—Rock Rapids Reporter. " »" » » Judging by ihe news stories of the past week. anyone who happens to take a ride in the automobile by Mr. Roy Cohn, the special Senator McCarthy, is taking a long chance. They should also wear ear muffs. In the space of one drive, Mr. Cohn, testimony states, ejected army counsel John Adams from his car between a hotel dinins room and a railroad terminal, forcing him to take a cab to make his train connection. On the same trip Mr. Cohn, evidently with a full head of steam, wheeled up to another hotel and told the Senator to get out fast. Mr. Cohn along the way also talked so fast and furious about his friend Mr. Schine, that nobody else got a word in edgewise. Mr. Cohn, it has been said, is a young genius — nut saying what type, of course — and anybody who can ditch two such prominent men in the space of one short ride certainly is something unusual. * » * Down at Burlington ihere are sounds in civic c-irdes which remind us very much of Algona during the past two years. It all centers on the uf a sewage disposal plant. Seems they don't have one at Burlington, shame on them — and such a big city. too. The State Department of Health is issuing the same*ultimatums we heard, and the final sentence says ' - the city council has deterred action on the proposal.'' » * * If public interest in civic affairs could be maintained continuously at the same pitch -as is evidenced over parking meters we would have a much better government in the long run. FROM THE FILES OF THE ALGONA UPPEB DES MQINES MAY 17, 1934 « * » : A fire of undetermined origin had caused $5,000 in damage on the E. I. Broesder farm a half mile south of the Good Hope church. A bucket brigade that stalled the fire for a while, and the arrival of. the Algona Fire Department saved several of the buildings. The house, two corn cribs and a granary were left standing, while the barn, brooder house, two chicken houses, machine shed, work shop and fuel house were completely destroyed. During all the activity, every building but the granary had been on fire at one time er another. .Ed Broesder and his son, William, suffered slight burns, but were not hospitalized. «" * * -»• High -winds of cyclonic force raised havoc all over the county, and a bolt of lightning preceding a hail storm at Ledyard killed a' Mexican laborer, as damage was great in many areas. Genero Flores was the man killed at Ledyard. He was pumpjng water when the lightning struck, kill- assistant stage manager. • v ' • : • ,«.,•••>•: Impatient prospective customers had been notified that the new liquor store would be finished by June 1. There was a hitch, however, as the opening wouldn't be until the 15th, but prompt delivery of stock had been guaranteed by the state liquor commission. Behind The Movie Sets WITH BUDDY MASON • Safe • Dull- prooi • Weaihei proof • Mai- prool Watch for THE GREEN-AND-GOLP BJUSTROM FURNITURE VAN) ing him instantly. A fire thai resulted destroyed a barn anc two horses on the Alvin Busch lapn. Afnong buildings damaged byVthe'hlgh winds were a brooder house on the Leslie Jenkins farm and a barn was destroyed at the Ralph Brown farm. Both farms were southeast of Algona. Extensive damage from the storm was reported at Sexton, Irvington and Algona. Hail stones as big as hens eggs were reported at Ledyard. Chuck Cretzmeyer, ace of the Algona High track squad, won his way into the state meet with his finishes in .-(he district at Mason City. He won the 100-yard dash and was second in the broad jump arid 220-yard dash. His time for the 100 in the preliminary of 9.7 seconds tied the state •ecord. He took the finals with a ).8 running time. He and Coach Kenneth Mercer were scheduled to go to Grinnell for the state meet on Friday. » * » Algeria's fishermen had started .he annual trek northward to Cass Lake, Minn., and due to that 'act, the streets appeared deserted. Nineteen men left, and to insure good food while away from lome, they took the cook from he States Cafe with them Among present-day Algonans in he crew were H. R. Cowan, Herman Hauberg, C. R. LaBarre, Ralph Miller, Roy Bjuslrom, Mart Weaver, Russ Waller, Leonard Nelson, John Beiser, Fred Kent and W. A. Foster. Cass Lake is still a vefy popular spot with many Algona fishermen. • • * * Rudolph Will of Union Township had been missing some chickens and he knew what to do about it. He spotted a female wolf, trailed her to her den and killed the mother and two cubs. He was $10 richer, and undoubtedly saved some chicken profits by his act. • • • The Hub Clothiers kitlenball team pulled the upset of the young season with a 6-5 win over previously undefeated RCA-Victor. It was close all the way, with the hard-hitting Hub team coming up with its first win. * * * Kenneth Franld and Mrs Joe Green faerg of Algona and A W. Dimler of LuVerne each received $25 at the weekly. Bunk Night drawing at the Call .Theatre. Justin Torgensen, Bode had his name drawn for the $150 award, but was not present. " • • • One local driver tried to open the new pavipg on Sputh Phillips St. ahead of time. He had driven up one of the approaches, and was sighted cruising up and down the new concrete by passersby. No action was taken against the driver, as no apparent damage had been done. The official opening had been set for May 25. • • » It was a week of big things for the Aljjona High school seniors.) They had been honored at the annual junior-senior banquet, and were preparing to present their' class play, May 25. The UDM's own Grace had a role in the class play and her future husband, When Roger MacPheeters was a small boy, everyone said he'd grow up to do BIG things! This is a good opening for the old wheeze about the lad who jrew up to be an elephant-washer n a circus. But, compared to Roger's recent chore, this, party was fiddling with homework for midgets! No! Mr MacPheeters became a jaint expert and went to work "or Universal-International as a 'stand-by painter." It was in his capacity that he ended up painting a Canadian glacier. It seems lhat when Raoul Walsh took his "Saskatchewan" troupe up to Banff, Alberta, he spotted a glacier that was ideal for scenic background. Setting up cameras, the Walsh unit began a. day's work with Alan Ladd, Shelley Winters and the photogenic, deep-frozen, mountain of ice. Alan and Sheeley displayed the proper warmth of emotion, th-3 glacier started down in just the right degree _ of frigid silence— and the cameras cranked out a good day's rootage. Next day, the company arrived at the location and gazed at their king-size ice-cube in dismay. The nice white, Technicolor background looked as though a giant had sprinkled it with soot. During the night, a northern Williwaw had blown up and scattered a very non-Technicolor layer of dust across the glacial crust. * * * That's when Roger MacPheet- ers fulfilled his destiny, and lived up to those childhood predictions. Accustomed to ordering minor— miracles in much the manner of man ordering his breakfast eggs, Mr Walsh eyed the new color scheme in disgust as he grunted, "Well? What are we ,vaiting for? ' Where's the stand- jy painter?" But Roger had seen his opportunity to perform the monumental. He was already mixing whitewash for his Herculean task and his power-sprayer was assembled. This was his moment! Nor was it a brief and fleeting fling at fame. The Williwaw. as if to challenge the MacPheeters bid for immortality, henceforth returned each night to drift a smudge across the MacPheeters masterpiece. Not once, but every morning, Roger renewed the option on his laurels by spraying more than a half-acre of glacier a snowy white. * • • In mock tribute, Alan Ladd, Shelley Winters and Raoul Walsh renamed the site of Roger's achievement. As Alan Ladd remarked later, 'The Canadians still call it Crowfoot Glacier— but, to our company, it will always be known as MacPheeters' Glacier!" With ordinary mortals —you don't get an opportunity to paint a glacier every day. But MacPheeters JEVERY day! }f$ a good made it! And, thing "Saskatche- ,WM".'finlshedrwjien^it did, 'they nrtflrlufactUte ijasUcrftmfcn, white- wfish every yerfrl - '.' ;;.-' M-d.M'ia preparing 8 heavy schedule that promises considerable activity f&f th^ eernftir y^ar. At last repott; th^'re slating 44 made In the next if months. Among the many ek- cellent film titles , ! to go before the cafnwaSraref "The Last Time I Saw Paris," 'Tea" Hous^f of the August MoorV 1 "Hit, the 'Deck," "Ben Hur," '.'The Prodigal," ''Kismet," ;"Adam~Samplet£l j Story," "Charlemagne", arid "Many Rivers to Cros's,' 1 ' .Some,'of the. v 44 ar6in production 1 now., Fifteen .producers, including production chief Core, Schary, have Keeri.. given their"assignments.'^ • • t ; - ;, *' >* • 20lh-Fox's " Pritice Valiant" 6f- fers excitement enough . to' 'suit the most action-minded moviegoer. Almost eyery stunt man in Hbllywood. ^worked on this -picture at one / flme > br aftdther during its .' filming. The battle scenes are terrific! • • * « Webb Phillips, Gross-Krasne makeup specialist, has a new "wrinkle." He uses cologne with a faint, pleasant .odor on his hands befpre working on the face of an actress. 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