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Algona, Iowa
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JMUgono (!«,) Upper pfisMdlnei Tuesday 7, 19S4 LULL BEFORE THE STORM? At the moment there is no .conflict in the world which might be termed actual war. It is one -of those rare interludes when such is the case. But a recent movement toward the adoption of Universal Military Training in the United States — something that has been discussed but never got any further along than the Selective Service program for drafting men, even in time of war — has a tendency to dispel any undue optimism that we might at first feel. Things in Europe are far from tranquil. The EDO (European Defense Community) on which We have lavished much time and money, now seems to be falling apart. In Asia there, is no active war at the momerrt'but the storm clouds indicate more trouble. The Middle East temporarily seems settled, with the British withdrawing from Suez to Cypress as a headquarters. Nobody has openly mentioned it as yet, but there is an undercurrent of fear that Russia might possibly be making gains toward a German-Russian alliance, which 4s enough to make anyone shudder, including us. It is .evident that high in our governmental circles there is no overly optimistic feeling about a future of peace, or the suggestion that we adopt Universal Military Training would not be pro' posed. This may be a time that is the lull before another storm — we hope not — but one look around the globe is enough to make anyone pray that our intelligence services and our State Department are fully awake, and that our own government is alert to any and all possibilities in world politics. *.*'»•THE PATRIOT "The true patriot — the true American — is the man who is* sensitive to the rights of his neighbor; the man who makes presumption of innocence a day to day reality; the man who realizes that an assault on the rights of his brother is in fact an assault on his own rights." — Francis W. H. Adams, Police Commissioner of New York City. * * * A bachelor is a man who would rather wash a pair of socks fhan a sink full of dishes. — Greenwood • (Miss.) Commonwealth. Upper prs 111 B. Call Street— Phone 1100— Algona, Iowa V Entered as second class matter at the postoffice at Algona, Iowa, under Act of Congress of March 3. 1B7U. _ Issued Tuesdays in 1954 By THE UPPER 0ES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Managing Editor C. S. ERLANDER, Advertising Manager IT'S A PACT by J|ft|Y C^tilLL HtMirfl-T-r'-W— T•-•- fan*""" - - t 1 -i-'t-E-.-^ *- %' NATIONAL EDITORIAL I.CJN H- MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE Weekly Newsuaper Representatives, Inc. 920 Broadway, New York 10, N. Y. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO. One Yunr. in advance J3.00 Hulli AlRona papers, in combination, per year $5.00 Single Copies lOc SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year in advance $4.0! Both AlKumi papers in combination, one year $ti.OO No subscription less than (i months. ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per inch ' 03c OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER • Salt • Oust- prool • Weethei pioot GOV. SHIVERS RENOMINATED Editor Earl Hall of the IVfason City Globe- Gazette seldom \misses an opportunity .to point out the admirable qualities of the Republican party, and the adverse elements of the Democratic party. Last week he managed to combine both sides into one little editorial, which' we quote below: "What happened in Texas Saturday is going to be noted with more than an academic interest by the high Democratic command. There was an assumption that the Democrats of that state would wish to express their resentment against Gov. Shivers for having supported Eisenhower in 1952. It didn't work out that way. Shivers won by a substantial margin over h'is loyal partisan opponent in the run off vote." , The one thing that* Mr Hall did not mention is that two years ago when Gov. Shivers ran against the same opponent he defeated him by a margin of over 600,000 votes. This time, he defeated him again by the margin of about 97,000 votes. The contest was between two Democrats, however, and so far as we know Ike wasn't running for anything. Texas will have a general election in the fall, with Gov. Shivers on the Democratic titket and some Republican opposing him. If Mr Hall would like to make a bet on the Republican, we'll consider the wager. * * * THE BUDGET HEARINGS Denison Bulletin — The various budget hearings for 1955 expenditures are over. And as this newspaper said in recent weeks, the hearings 1 were quiet, unmarked by any protests from taxpayers, s ' The city budget was approved Monday with no opposition; the amount to be raised by taxes next year will be substantially below this year; the levy has been cut. The county budget was also reduced and thus county taxpayers can feel pretty good about the various hearings. At the county budget hearing Monday representatives from the Chicago and North Western Railroad were present, not to attack the budget but to discuss it. They said they would like to have the amount aMocated to soldiers' relief cut, but it was pointed out by James D. Fleming, county board chairman, that the $10,000 figure was set two years ago at which time the railroad attorneys approved it. All in all, county taxpayers can be fairly well satisfied with the tax outlook for next year. POLITICS & STATEHOOD Clear Lake Reporter — It appears that support for the admission of Hawaii and Alaska to statehood is a flower that blooms best in the torrid climate of an election year and all but dies when Congress is in session. Another session of Congress is in its waning days and the possibility that either of these territories will be admitted has vanished. Yet nothing has been done about it. Admission of either Hawaii or Alaska would necessarily change the line-up in Congress and it is evidently the desire of Congress to let well enough alone. But should so serious a matter as whether the people of these territories deserve the statehood they have sought .so long and so earnestly be decided on a basis of pure politics? * V V TIP ON GOOD BUSINESS Augusia (Kan.) Gazette—We have read many predictions about business outlook, opinions of noted economists, etc. However, the most thoroughly practical one we have seen comes irorn a successful sales manager who told his salesmen: "Hoys, the way I figure it, there'll be plenty of apples, but you're gonna have to knock 'em off." * « -t If Ihis weaiher continues through August as it was in July, no oru; can complain about a .short summer. Watch for THE GREEN-AND-GOLD BJUSTROM FURNITURE VANI 20 YEARS' AGO IN THE pzooi L. * FROM THE FILES OF THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES SEPT. 6, 1S34 * » * Algona horse shoe pitchers were in mourning following, an announcement from the U.S. Post Office Department. Purchase of the corner where-the Algona post office now stands was announced. The site, at the corner of Dodge and Call streets, had been'occup- ied by horse shoe courts for many years, and now the $64,000 building was to take over. Two buildings, south of the corner were bought by businessmen in order to make the area more pleasant for the post office. Horse shoes haven't been as popular since. » * * A well-known former Algona football coach, Tom Jones, paid a visit to his many friends here. He was. principal and coach at the old Central building around 1906, and since his departure, had served on the athletic department staff at Wisconsin University, as freshman cdach and chief of the Badger scouts. He was also track coach there for many years. * * * William *Peters, well-known Hurt farmer, had a bout with a train and came out second best, as is usually the case. The meeting occurred three miles north of Hurt, and Mr Peters' car, a model-T Ford coupe, was completely demolished by a Northwestern freight train. Mf Peters was not seriously injured, arid was well on the road to a complete recovery. * * » A nationally-prominent Ohio State University doctor, Dr. Plummer, found himself right in the middle of a big argument due to a statement he made earlier in the year. He reported that an Ohio family had the first pair of consecutive twins in the nation. K<is=uth County disagreed, and they had the facts to back up their side oi the question. Mrs R. H. Spencer, Algona, had two pairs of consecutive twins in rngli school, -anil Mr and Mrs Chris Bolie, Burl, had produced three consecutive sets of twins. The Holies had moved to Hurt four years earlier from Oregon, where :he three sets were horn. John Spencer, Algona accountant, is .ne-fourth of the Spencer agrega- ion. * * * Prospects for good football sea- ions were very dim, according to coaches of the high school and academy squads. Coach Ken Mercer, AHfe mentor, and Coach Art Norustrom oi bt. Cecelia's, uoth lacked experienced men fo» the production of top-flight elevens. The high school was lacing a seven-game .slate, while the academy team had eight amts (in the schedule. Livermore was to open Uie high school jea.ioii September 21 under the lights, while Charles City wac set to furnish the opposition for St. Cecelia's, October 1. The Al- guiia-Livermort- encounter was tp bu the tirst night game in Algona'.s history. ficials who were handling the program here, and stated that, from a crop standpoint, our area was in fine shape. * * * Lawrence Gillespie at ihe^Smokc Shop was getting mighty tired of this query—"How .much is a good five cent cigar?" He was offering a good five cent cigar for the best reply, to this taunting question. The cigar he planned to give was one that was guaranteed not to arouse the temper of the smoker * * » ; Mo vie-goers were guaranteed a million laughs- if they 'attended the showing of "The Cat's Paw" at the Call Theatre. It was one of Harold Lloyd's best, and all who can remember movies featuring this be'-spectacled funnyman, probably saw it. Joan Crawford and Clark Gable were coming in "Chained". That must have been an early movie for both.. . * . * * Wpodrow Johnson, Iryinglon, received a. painful' injury when kicked by a colt. The animal became unruly whe_n Woodrow was leading it to water, and the resulting kick broke the boy's leg. "director-star'' «f the Undsley Parsons film, ','Ketchikan", he embarked for Alaska by, air. That's one Way of escaping a heat wave! We »ptedicl thai 'Mt Sieveas will be highly successful in his first Allied Artists directqrlal assignment. Being teamed With associate produce* John H. Burroughs, and; veteran production manager Rex Bailey will help him over any rough spots. What is mote, OUr old friend Warren Douglas authored ' ,the screenplay of "Ketchikan""— and War* ren 'will be on hand:'as a production associate. Oops! We almost told you how our crystal ball operates!, Allied Arlists has launched its "Annapolis Story" starring John Derek. The very capable Don Siegel Will direct. This is one film that should, be exceptional; ly authentic. To make certain of this, executive producer Walter Mirisch has signed Commander Marcus L. Lowe, Jr. (USN), as Naval technical director. And, just to insure authenticity for the football sequences, George Dickerson, assistant football coach al UCLA, has been placed on the payroll! One of the most unusual jobs performed by the Studio Utility Men, is assigned under the head'- ing of "Track Events". Whenever a story is set in a period prior to the advent of motor transportation, these men have a single important job to handle. Before each ! scene, they drag tree branches, or brooms, over the tire-tracks that camera cars and motorized equipment have left in their, wake. While filming the Cinemascope spectacle, "King Richard and the Crusaders" Warner Bros, had a special crew working between all scenes made on desert locations which depicted "trackless wastes". No production manager ever hoped for "first takes" as 'desperately as did these lads. In the sweltering temperature of a desert day, it's no fun to run in, after an army of horses, camels and foot soldiers have left their tracks in the sand, and try to brush the prints into" a semblance of "desert wasteland" once more. And, for Cinemascope cameras, that capture half the countryside in their fvide-angle lenses, the chore has assumed Herculean proportions^ • * * When Captain James E. Hamilton, chief of the L. A. P. D. Intelligence Division under Chief W. H. Parker, was signed as technical director on the Warner Bros, movie version of "Dragnet", he spent his first day observing operations. He noted that.a chair, a portable dressing-roo'm ana various items on the set bore the -DIRECTOR" and, -in very; tmy letter!, above; the. wdrd dir~* was therdst of;his official 'Technical; 1 '; on . As finished a •TREES'I" * set oi Columbi^'Mion Men" several of the call were discussifig -""*- Aa Johnny- Weismujler scene and joined the group, someone asked, "What's your favorite poem, Johnny?" . Without a moment's hesitation, Columbia's errtwhUe^ plied, "That's easy In'the middle of a 95 degree u ay :of shimmering heat waves,' our phone rang. It was Sheila D'arcy, (Mrs Preston Foster), She was waiting for Preston to remove his makeup and hurry over to their car and trailer to take off for Fresno in all that heat Reason: A .Cerebral Palsy Benefit Telethon, of_ 17 hours duration, in Fresno. On a , Saturday afternoon, they plan- r J rriak6 appearances' 'during ffj telethon, driVe 1 ba*ek Stfnday arid arfiVe in time t6 start , ton's .3fd?'Watetffdnl" series Gillette Speaks At Livermore M. Gillette will] the main speaker at a rally „ be Held at the HUmboldt Count* fairgrounds in Humboldt, Tui day evening Sept. 14 at 8:00 p.... Senator Gillette's appearance 4 being sponsored by the Mumboldf County Democratic | Club and thf. Humboldt County. Democratic | central committee. . i' Everyone, is invited to com! and hear. Senator Gillette sp as weir as to meet other State County candidates. 'ADVERTISING in the Upper Des'Mofrtes reacnes more families in Kossttth county thajj any other publication. The Algona Greys bounced back from their 6-5 defeat at the hands of the Oldtimers to take a sweet, 5-0, win from Lotts Creek on the Lotts Creek diamond. Gordon Blanchard, hurler, for the Greys, set the Creekers down with just one hit to annex the win. Blanchard also led the hitting with three hits in four trie/. Carol Wander slammed a triple and home run for the winners. Earlier in the week, Lotts Creek downed the Greys, ,11-4, for a split of trie two games. legend "DIRECTOR". This was a challenge to Captain Hamilton's sense of humor. Next day he appeared in a sweatshirt lettered in huge letters: "JIM HAMILTON These two great Pioneer hybrids stand in a class by themselves in the Iowa Corn Yield Test. 349 ranks first in both the 2 and 4-year averages of the -Northern Section, while 352 is first in the i, 3 and 4-year averages of the North Central Section. Their picking qualities match their yielding ability. C, L. Bailey, Algona R. I. Mawdsley, Algona Aaron Steussy, Algona Eugene Kollasch, Bode W. J. Martinek, Wesley You may miss a lot of important phone calls—if you forget to replace your telephone receiver. And if you're oil a party line, you cut off all calls to aud from neighbors who share your telephone service. Other party-line tipa: space your calls, liang up quietly when the line Li in use, give up the lino quickly for emergency culls. North- weateni Bell Telephone Behind The Movie Sets WITH BUDDY MASON During Ihe peak of Hollywood's recent hot spell, Mark Stevens smiled his way through the last scenes of his first Gross- Krasne "Big Town" series. .' Mr Stevens had very good reasons for being in fine humor. When the last scene of actor Stevens was marked O.K.^ he stepped from the sound stage into a waiting car and was whisked away to the airport. There, as Two carloads of gypsies visited the Charles Koilasc-h larin at Bancroft, and when they left, Ml Koliasch was short SH; he hati before the arrival of the noinadi at the road. He reported the loss to Sheriff Dahlhauser, who found the gypsies just coming to the intersection north of Al^ona. The iji'oup was ushered to the county jail, and the missing $10' recovered. Mr Kollu.icli got his money back, and the gypsies jjot delinite orders not to tarry County any longer. in K';.>suth Henry Wallace, U.S. secretary of agriculture, paid a visit to Kos- sulh County, and while here, made several disclosures pertaining to Corn-Hog programs. He said that corn .sealing wuulcj bt continued and some form of crop control would be employt-d bv the .-•.•jverunient 1:1 the Kilui.e. Hi! pdr.i hi^h respect to county oi- A GOOD RULE . . . SAVING One lesson worth remembering all through life is that ot saving part of what we earn. Teach it to your youngsters — and practice it yourself — by opening insured savings accounts here for every member of your family. Then — save part of every paycheck. Ask about our mail-saving plan. NOW PAYING Accounts Insured Up to $10,090 Home Federa Sayings & Loan Association Since 1917 Algona, Iowa TRY THESi PARTY SNACKS ...DELICIOUS WITH COKE PIZZAlETTO-On English muffin halves, place sliced cheese and tomato. Sprinkle with grated onion, Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper. Scatter small bits of bacon over top. Bake at 450" for 8 to 10 minutes. snacks and cold Coke A good hostess serves what guests like best... and everywhere, that's Coca-Cola, with its can't-be-matched flavor. Coke adds to the life of the party, and there's nothing aa delicious to go with a hot snack. So easy to serve, too. t * ice cold, in the bottle. $UPiRFRANKS-lnto slit in frank', furter, stuff mixture of sharp cheese, minced olives, seasoned to taste with mustard and Worcestershire. Wrap franks with bacon. Heat under broiler, 8 minutes one side, 5 on other, Serve in buns. UNOE8 AUTHORITY OF THE CQC*.COU COMPANY »Y MINERAL §PBIN<S§ 80TTUNS COMPANY - HUMIOIDT, •Cot." It '

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