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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, July 13, 1954
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(la.) Uppar 6*i MolnM Tu«trfdy,*My 13, 19S4 GOOD f IMS HAD BY ALL We have no intention of getting into an argu- .ment as to whether there were ten, twenty or fifty thousand people here for the Kossuth County Centennial. All we do know il that they all seemed to have a good time. One of the best things of all was to have a good many folks drop in from areas not too distant from Algona, but who don't get here often enough. AnoV this was one event, coming as it did on two consecutive holidays, when there could be no taint of "business promotion" hurled at the celebration. From the kick-off, when the new street lighting, system was turned on, until the finale, when the last sky-rocket was launched, it was a good party, and we think we can truthfully say that "a good time Was had by all." So be it — and come back and see us again,and often. t * * HOW DO YOU FIGURE IT? The United Press reports that Representative Charles A. Halleck, Indiana Republican, is being groomed for the Republican vice presidential nomination in 1956. He is the majority leader of the house. Now if Mr Halleck is going to be a candidate for vice presideht, WHO is going to be the candidate for president? Surely the party isn't thinking of ditching Vice President Nixon. Are we to presume from this little tidbit from Washington that Mr Nixon is going to be the candidate for president, and that maybe Ike really isn't going to be a candidate for a second term? It sure sounds that way. COLLEGE "THOUGHT POLICE" From California comes word that a charge has been made that at the University of ' California they have a group of what is known as "thought police" whose duties consist of checking on the opinions and associations of faculty members. The poor, old brow-beaten professors are really getting it from all directions. Time was when a university, school or college was considered a place for development of ideas, for open discussion without fear of reprisal in the belief that it was all a part of education^ Now "we may have "thought. P°lice£V\vhpse duties it will be to make sure that ^wasyene 1 on the faculty,- and we presume in the student body also, think exactly alike and act like so many peas in a pod. " 'There must be considerable turning over in the grave among the earlier day philosophers, historians, thinkers and teachers who gave the United States the basis for the finest, freest and best educational system in the world. * * * Someone has .defined a politican as a candidate who thinks of the next election — and a statesman as one who thinks of the next generation. FOREIGN POLICY PUZZLES Perhaps it ig meant well, but there seem to be some very puzzling developments in our for eign policy program around the world. For some reason or other, our "Good Neigh bor" approach of old has turned into a case o p'utting our worst foot forward in a good manj recent developments. We do have a few friends in the world, nation ourselves Who have formed a fairly" formid Upper cs 111 E. Call Street— Phone 1100— Algona, Iowa Entered as second class matter at the postodice at Algona, Iowa, under Act of Congress of March 3. 187U. Issued Tuesdays in 1954 By THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Managing Editor C. S. ERLANDER, Advertising Manager NATIONAL EDITORIAL MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE Weekly Newspaper Representatives, Inc. 920 Broadway, New York 10, N. Y. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO. One Year, In advance $3.00 Both Algnna papers, in combination, per year " $5 00 Single Copies jo c SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year in advance $4.01 Both Algona papers in combination, one year id 00 No subscription less than 6 months. ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per inch 63c OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER Behind The Movie Salt WITH BUDDY MASON his exit tttrotffh an.8-inch space lhat wasn't itogfe efrtugh for ,oth6r bfisdhefs Itt the Sell t6 sheets ihroUgh. * . * Bancroft'* Junior Legion nifl* won the .eighth district tournament with a pair of lop-sided -....._ .. The one, able front against communism, but even with them it is now a question of whether or not the friend ship will hold. The recent visit of Prime Minister Churchil to the United States did not end in name-calling but neither did the visit terminate with any in creased friendship and solidity. Churchill is re ported ho have taken a look at world affairs that he calls "realistic" but this being a political year in the United States, his views on several subjects, particularly his view that the present rule in China may be here to stay, caused several ill-timed speeches in the Senate. Perhaps we don't need the friendship of Great Britain. We can write off the British, and the French, and the Italians, and the Germans, and some of the srjaller states who have gone along with our previous policies, but if we do it's pretty certain we aren't going to find any new pals to take their places. Our latest venture seems •Jusf waril the facts, Mam?" Well! Here they are! Jack Webb has moved his entire "Dragnet" troupe onto the Warner BfbS. lb"Ej \vhere they'll do a MOVIE. Just to keep the record straight, Mafti, it'll be a full length feature in WarnerColoi'. Yep! Dragnet has crashed the cinema. Many of the players who appeared in its TV version Will be in the cast.. Some ot these actors will be facing a movie camera for the first time. • » » Cliff Arqueite, a regular on the Dennis Day Show, Will bring his popular comedy character, Charlie Weaver, to the "Dragnet", movie sets. This will be Cliff's first picture appearance since he attained fame on the air-waves. Another screen debut .will be- that of Willard-Sage. Sage is the Canadian actor Who played the lead in "Hobson's Choice" on Broadway.- He's slated, to portray a killer. ; ( •• > '•• Ot course,- the 28-story Lt>» Angeles City Hall, which has been shown in all of the "Dragnet" vidfilms, will be used. In- to ha've been in wins over Britt at Bancroft home team won the first Header Comment fact, it shot. will be in the opening Captain • *. James E. Hamilton. Central America, where there seems to be % no doubt but what we, have helped the "outs" to overthrow the "ins," and presumably we have a friendlier government in Guatemala now than we did before. Yet the very act has caused most of the rest of Central America to pick up where they left off about 15 years ago in calling us names, chiefly "Imperialistic Yanks." Then to stave off this hostility with what was considered a smart diplomatic stroke, the government lias filed an anti-trust suit against the United Fruit Co., which controls most of the banana production of Central America. Yet it was this same company that was most vigorous in its opposition to the old Guatemalan government, and was probably glad to see the change for personal reasons. So we back the United Fruit's desire for a government change, then turn around and file a legal action against United Fruit. • Maybe someone else can understand this; we can't. * * * QUESTIONS ALLAN KLINE Grundy Center Register — National leaders of the Farm. Bureau ; and the Grange have been denouncing high parity payments for farm products and for soil conservation benefits. Drew Pearson who gives out public information as he finds it in his column published in many newspapers throughout the country gives a report of the farm record of the national Farm Bureau president who owns a farm in Benton county, Iowa. The Drew Pearson story reads: "Of all the farm leaders, Farm'Bureau President Allan Kline has been the loudest in attacking the soil conservation program. "Payments for practices which have become a normal and accepted part of farming operation's . . . should be discontinued," he told Congress with ringing righteousness. "Fawners recognize that the practice of adding fertilizers to tillable acres is a necessary and profitable expenditure for obtaining increased production. Payments should be discontinued on those practices." Yet the confidential records at the Agriculture Department show that Kline has been taking handouts for these very practices. In 1947 he collected $231.91 for contouring corn and spreading fertilizer on his farm in Benton county, Iowa. In 1948 he accepted-another $113.08 for plowing under green manure'. In 1949 he applied £pr $234 for fertilizer practices and another $54 for other conservation .steps. This was prorated down to $212. Again in 1950 he collected $247.14 for spreading lime and fertilizer. His total application in 1951 was for $307.20, but this was reduced to lj>281.43." chief of the Los Angeles P&lice Department's Intelligence Division, and nationally known criminologist, will.-bd in the "film.. However, he'll be" • portrayed by actor Richard Bbone. • : : \ Captain Hamilton f i g u r e d prominently in the real-life horn!*, cide case which is being dramatized for this picture. ', • • Jack W6bbr vHjl dirfeef. His past record for authenticity in picturizing the justly famou's Los Angeles Police £)epartmept, has won him the plaudits 'of Police Chief W. H. Parker'and the'en- tire forrfe. However, s6 mariy TV fans believe Jack to be a real officer that it has caused no little confusion for the department's switchboard operators. Sgt. Jack Dederick, of .the L.A.P.D. Press InfOripatiori Division, informs your Hollywood 16-1, With GodfredSOn and Jehks on the hill, and theri grabbed a 10-0 wift behifid the effective bfle-hit hurling of Ke11ey7 * * * Prowlers down at George Wagners at Irvihgtoh evidently' didn't like tfr work in the dark, of there was a short in the wiring. A call was sent out foi? Sheriff bahlhasuer for the third time when lights began going 1 oh and off in some of the outbuildings. A search was conducted by the sheriff and his deputy, Casey Loss, -but ,no 'evidence could be found that a marauder had been at work. * _ * « Algona Postmaster J. A. Me Donald was accepting proposals of lots for the site of a 'ttew post office. The building, to be built by Public Works, was to cost $64,000, and the most popular possible site was the local horseshoe court. And that's where it sits today. Determining factors included nearness to the center Of the business district- and closeness to the center .of the network of carrier routes. '• ' " i . ' . • • .-«:•>' » The Call Theater ad showed four pictures of ,-W. C. Fields and explained by saying he was four times as funny as any one man ought to be. The movie was "The Old Fashioned Way" with Baby Leroy. Another feature during* the week was a thriller entitled "Murder in the Private Car" fea- ^uring Charlie Ruggles. A block of paving on State street between Swift and Co. and the Kent Motor garage (now between Home Federal and Kent Motor) had been resurfaced by the'City on a trial basis. C&ld and hot asphalt and'sand proVed to be successful on the one-block experiment, but no further action Was taken. Dear , u ht that you might oe « £™V «"" SnveloMi were errand-boy that many minor cases are reported with the specific request that "Sgt.' Joe Friday" be assigned to investigate. ' ' ' •" Some of the A COMPLETE AlgonrUppcr Des Mdines Algona, Iowa Just a llrte to say we are enjoying reading your Centennial edition of the paper. It surely is a complete history of the town arid w.e are reading it slowly as not to miss anything. We also know how much Work went into this issue. Congratulations. Best of luck. Sincerely, Allen & Helen Brunson Clawson, Mich. BEST HE"EVER SAW Upper Des Moines Algona, la. Just want to tell you that your Centennial edition was the best I have ever seen, anywhere, not excepting size Of city .or staff. That edition should go down in history as one of the finest examples of newspaper editing, pictorial presentation and advertising enterprise ever accomplished in a city of 5,400. Again, our heartiest congratulations. Darrell Coover City Editor Bozeinan, Mont. Chronicle GLAD IT WAS DAY OFF Upper Des Moines Staff Algona, la. Just received your Centennial edition, and glad it Was "my day off" because I had.a chance to get started reading it, but I did not get it all read because the days aren't that long ih Wisconsin. The fellows,I work with have never worked on a weekly, but they knew thfe job was a big one 'and can't o^uite figure out how you did it. > I expect'everybody is OK after the Centennial, but the guy who counts another fellow's whiskers must of got carried away. Well you had a wonderful looking pa- rest ble appreciation and thanks. I, in turn, thank you for making these 'available. Many w.l find pemanenTplaces in cover and slogan collections throughout the wol-ld as I sent many abroad as well. Best Wishas Richard Palmer, Algona, la. Dear Russ: T . Got the Anniversary Issue! Just one word is adequate. WOWI" , . My very best, Buddy Mason Los Angeles, Cal Dear Russ and Clem: etu -nuao oiiv* *** *_-.;,. Many Iowa newspapers have per. Robert Swiggum Janesville, Wis. alt. Con^atulatidfis to tK| Upper jes Moines staff, the Algohk cofti- m'untty and KffssUth coutlty for «ich a find job 1 6f assembling ahd publishing 100 years of history \nd progress. Your .Centennial potion will be a'source of history, |?ide and inte-r§stiftg fgfidifig for •nanv years to come. Iowa Farm Bureafc SpoRestnan Ralph. W. Anderson, Publisher E'ditors Upper Des Moinfi?, Algona, Iowa. '. e That r Centennial Edition was a whopper. 1 believe it set a new record for volume and excellence among .weekly newspapers in Iowa We felt rather bfg about that 72 page taper we, got out last year to observe arundy Center's 75 anniversary. That was only a baby in comparison to yours. Our county will be 100 years Old in 1956. If the event is observed we will aim at a-higher mark and will borrow from vour edition. y With best regards, Grundy Register J. Vanderwicken Grundy Center la. published Centennial editions n recent years but yours tops then No more drapes, curtains or blinds when you have Sunshine Vertical Drapes. No more dry cleaning bills, endless ironing, fading drapes. Choice of over 30 decorator colors in fabric or plastic. See Us Todayl Beecher Lane I In Cowan Bldg Supply BIdg. nces T»Hond 778 feminine callers are persistent and frequently cannot be convinced that ."Sergeant Friday" is a fictional character. To clear the lines for highly important calls, operators have been' known to simply say: "He's not 'assigned to your precinct, Madam!" That generaly saves a lengthily explanation. Webb has won a considerable fan following among local officers for his understanding delineation of the hard working, matter-of-fact "cop". He's often invited to be an honored guest at their strictly departmental social functions. In "fact, night shooting- on the movie "Dragnet" had to be rescheduled so he could fill a guest-of-honor date at the policewomen's annual dinner danc6.. Needless to say, the ..preview of this picture will be wel! policed! . • • Hollywood is a town of animals with odd specialties. There are trained goats who'll butt anyone so unwise as to bend over in their presence; horses that fall down on cue and wrestling lions tlfat specialize in .realistic attacks on humans. Then, there's "Lazy Susan! She's in a class by herself. Susan plays "dead" in Westerns. Every time a wagon-train is ambushed by Indians, you'll find Susan' calmly doing her stuff amid the carnage. But, there's one hitch. They can't "spot" her on a patch of grass. When this happens, their "dead-cow" tries to sneak a mouthful of turf during the scene! Down in that Laiin American country where they just overthrew one government, and installed another, thi; new regime has ruled that in all future voting, anyone who cannot read and write will not bo allowed to vote. Maybe that is a new trend in government, but it hardly comes under the heading democracy. V W * Average weekly newspaper circulation in Iowa is 1!,002 according to a survey of the 40(5 weekly papers in Iowa and their subscription lists. If the above figures me correct, Upper Des Moines thus has a circulation that is 2'/a times as large as the average weekly in the state. * * * With all the talk about farm surpluses, nobody seens to be saying much about one of the chief reasons that there are many surpluses at all, which is that our export trade in farm pro- duets has fallen off 33 percent in the last two years. 20YEM AGO IN THE • Salt # Dull- proof 9 Weeihei proof Watch tor THE GREEN-AND-GOID BJUSTROM FURNITURE VANI proof FROM THE FILES OF THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES JULY 12, 1934 * » « Wind storms took, their loll around the county, the center of the storm apparently being the fairgrounds. Many concession stands, moved in for the July 4th celebration, were flattered, and a barbecue stand belonging to Frank Mathes was shattered. Cornfields were severely ripped up, and many fences were matted with corn stalks. * * • A Manson man. Don Carston. sawed his way out of the county jail. He had been arrested at Superior following a long chase, along with his buddy, George Erdie of Price, Utah. The pair stole a Model A Ford belonging to Bob Bell of Algona, went to Fairmont vyherc they picked up some license plates, and returned as far as Estheryille, where 'they were seen stealing gasoline. The pair was caught, and during the trial that followed, Carston got a 10- year sentence, and Erdie a 25- year term. They were waiting to be transferred to serve their , sentences when the escape occurred. It was thought friends outside of the jail handed the prisoner a saw, and he cut one bar out of tht^window. . He made A Worcl of Thanks! A pleasant and memorable relationship with the people of Algona and the surrounding trade ,drea. will always be remembered by us. During oUr ten years operating a shoe store and the many other years we were associated in Al- gona, we have met and enjoyed lots of nice people. When an opportunity arose fo sell our store, we did so with some reluctance. However, the new owner, Bill Kirklartd, is a personable man with many years of experience; and a man whom we feel will be a credit to the community. Knowing this, we felt bur many customers Would continue to enjoy shopping at the shoe store. Thanks, folks, for your wonderful patronage. We've really enjoyed serving you. Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Mathes And a Friendly Hello! ''Something of my own" has been a long-time dream . . . and now it has become a reality. I'm both happy and proud to become a part of this community, and I sincerely hope that I can serve the many customers of Lyle's in the same dependable and friendly manner as has been the custom in the past. All the famous brands carried by Lyle will be continued, as well as the firm name, Lyle's Shoe Store. An opportunity to serve the people of this community will be deeply qppreciated. Please feel free to come in and get acquainted whether you buy or not. You'll always be welcome here. Mr. and Mrs. Bill Kirkland Lyle's Shoe Store

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