The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 9, 1954 · Page 22
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, November 9, 1954
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2-Alfiano (la.) Uppar Des Melrtd* Tue»tloy, November 9, 1954 WE LIKE OLD WAY BETTER . < In an age vfhen electronic brains threaten to make human intelligence obsolete, it Was dom- forting to hear, that UNlVAC, the;giant automatic computer', had flunked his"- second major test and failed to predict the election accurately. He Wasn't completely off but he had to change his mind a few-times before he. finally got on the right track. We imagine the IBM people will put a^durtce cap on UNIVAC and push him over to stand in the nearest corner. When you can take the returns from Goat Herd, New Hampshire's 'second precinct, feed them into a machine and in a few minutes tell how the whole nation is going to vote, we think it's time to call a halt. That's why we're "glad UNIVAC fizzled. It's reassuring to know that .the human mind is still brighter than a series of electronic tubes, and we can still huddle around the radio luxuriating in figures and the more fallible human efforts as announcers chat glibly about "tides," "trends" and "projections." But UNIVAC would ruin the whole show. By taking the Vote of a paper hanger in" Georgia, a corset fitter in New York, and a mortician in Maine, UNIVAC is supposed to be able to tell how the whole country will vote so we all might as well stay at home anyway: While our objective should be always to make a more perfect world, and We laud science for its many magnificent contributions, franfcly we N hope UNIVAC never becomes too perfect. We hope that all its relay switches are 'cursed, and that its dials are dammed, at least on' • election night. We hope thait that harried fellow, John Q. Voter, is allowed to live out his brief and brilliant hour in the quiet 'of his living room totting up returns, chain smoking cigarettes, and gulping aspirins. . '* counties in Iowa might well examine the politica structure of Kossuth,county where voters refuse to*be captives of, or "rubber stamps" for, any 'institution or organization. The voters of Kossuth county .can be justly proud of their record. , PLENTY OF LIFE IN KOSSUTH The free-swinging 1954 campaign is over, the votes have been counted, and the choices made. Spokesmen for bpth parties have found reasons fbr jubilance, causes for concern, which is as it should be. . The capture of Senator, Gillette's senate seat by Congressman Martin,came as a surprise to republicans and democrats alike. Clyde Herring's excellent showing in his race with Leo Hoegh caused, some lifted eyebrows. There were other races, both state and national, equally startling. ' . Despite the loss of the two top candidates by the democrats, .there is plenty of ' evidence that Iowa, like some southern states, is becoming a two party state. This is the most important fact that emerges from the total picture. Kossuth county possesses a political vigor which is viewed with awe *by other counties over the state. This vigor stems from a militant two * party system, the very basis for good government. In a traditionally republican state, the democrats of Kossuth county "fought the good fight" and delivered the county with the exception of a few scattered offices. It was not an easy victory, but one which came only as a result of the vitality and work of the local democratic organizations. The strong individuality of Kossuth county is recognized throughout the state.' One party ^Mgona Upper PCS Cornea 111 E, Call Street—Phone 1100—Algona, Ipwa x. Entered as second class matter at the postoffice at Algona. Iowa, under Act of Congress of March 3, 187i). Issued Tuesdays in 1954 By THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Managing Editor C. S. ERLANDER, Advertising Manager NATIONAL EDITORIAL ldN r 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 $300 Both Algona papers, in combination, per"year $500 Single Copies II. ioc SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year in advance §4 Q| Both. Algona papers in combination. ohe'Vear $8 00 No subscription less than 6 months. ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per inch 83o OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER METER MEMO We note' with interest that the city fathers have labeled every parking meter with a sign which reads "No Parking From 2 a. m, to ( a. m." We suppose the measure has its purpose in the scheme of things since it may enable the street department to do a better job and hasten snow removal in the winter. It may work a sligh' hardship on bread truck drivers and milkmen but We suppose they will manage somehow 1 . We doubt if it will effect many others /since mosl everyone in these parts is safely tucked in at 2 a. m. However, if the city has any signs left over, they might post them on lonely country roads where most of the early morning parking takes place, or donate one to every father of a popular unmarried daughter so he can hang it in a conspicuous place near the family davenport Yes, sir, parking is quite 'a problem these days. * * . * ' CAUTION TO HUNTERS As pheasant season ^approaches, we think of all the widely publicized rules that hunters'are supposed to observe in the interest of safety. We imagine most of the .hunters recall them, too. We have a hunch that if most of the hunters observe these rules they know so well, there won't be any mishaps come opening day. Because hunt- Ing is pursued in an atmosphere of sport, there is nothing so tragic and grisly as a hunting accident. Make hunting pheasant pleasant. Shoot straight — bird wise and safety wise. * * * "KEEP IT OUT OF THE PAPER" > Jefferson Beo — Small town and big cities are alike when the publicity bug bites. You print the story. The subjects don't like it. The paper shouldn't have printed it, they say. Chicago had a dose of it'recently. A private hospital's officials were blamed for the death of .a fatally burned baby. It was said they denied admission to the emergency case because the family had no cash. • The testimony at the investigation was interesting. It went something like this: The chairman of the hospital charged with negligence declared :^ "We have nothing to hide in this case. We did what we thought was right." That's a nice forthright statement, now, isn't it? But 'then the discussion continued. Another medical spokesman criticized the presence of reporters at the investigation. The review could h^ve been carried on "without the complications of unwarranted publicity," he said. Still another "speaker asserted "some newspapers had been • irresponsible in printing facts about the incident." There were other things said, I suppose. It doesn't take much imagination to figure it out. A lot of country newspaper men have faced the same criticism. There's a suicide. "Don't say it was a suicide," folks ask. A bunch of youngsters maliciously create a to-do at a public event. Somebody gets hurt. "Keep, it out. of the papers," the school officials demand. There are funds missing, public funds. They aren't much. It is straightened out. There was an indication of malfeasance; proof in fact. But don't print anything about it, officials ask. Probably public officials are the busiest don't-print- it-guys in the business. There's a hot argument in the town council meeting. Don't print it . . ., people might misunderstand. Somebody gets a private drive-way built with public black-top. Don't print it, the county highway commissioner urges. Maybe we'll make one for you. And so it goes. The facts don't matter. The only thing we can say is that if you don't print everything that everyone says, "don't print", you won't print much of anything. » » * Buzz Saw: Marriage is like a poker game. It starts with a pair, he shows a diamond, she shows a flush and they end up with a full house. * » * The county fair will soon be with us, and even the advent of TV can hardly dent this old American custom. * * * Juvenile delinquency will receive concentrated attention from people who contend with it in their daily work when the Iowa Welfare Association meets in Des Moines Nov. 11, 12 and 13. Seven hundred public and private social welfare workers, social welfare board members and probation officers are expected to attend. FROM THE FILES. OF THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINfiS , NOVEMBER 8, 1934 « * .'• A classified ad sum of money. Finder shoul? call at this office and identify same", brought satisfaction to i pair of readers of the UDM. Free Will fouad a wad of money in front of the Iowa State Bank and being an honest, man, put a want ad in the UDM. W. H Bingaman saw the ad, hurried to the office and identified thi money. He rewarded the hones Mr Will with $5, paid for the want ad and went^bn his way re joicing at his good fortune. Yei sir, UDM classified ads do pay and evidently always have. * * « DEMOCRATS SWEEP KOS SUTH COUNTY was the banner at the tpp of the front page, aiic it was sure true. The entire tic cket, governor . through county postsj went to democratic nomi nees, and in most cases by huge margins. Outcome .meant tha Auditor E. J. Butler, Sheriff Car Dahlhauser, Attorney McMahon Recorder J. J. Dooley, Treasurer M. J. Duffy, Clerk E. J. McEvoy and Coroner E. J. Evans would all serve their second term ii) office. George Patterson, repiib lican candidate for lieutenant governor from Portland township lost to democrat Nels Kraschel. Clyde Herring was elected governor, although a younger one didn't quite make it this year. • * •' A Fenton man got a good scare out of Halloween. He decided he wanted no pranksters prowling around his property, so took a position at an open window with a shotgun acrdss his knees. Several hours went by, and when a group of young men walked past they noticed the sentry at the window, but they also noticed'he was fast asleep. One of the men crept to the window, reached through, and pdlled the trigger, setting off a deafening blast that jlew a hole in the wall. The shot, of Course,- shocked the sleeper out of his dreams, and was noted by ;he culprit who fired the gun to in a startled and frightened state. " You'd 'think he would .be. \._ Harvey Mergen of Whillemore suffered slight injuries An an, accident that could have been disastrous. He ran into the side of a freight train at.the crossing n West Bend, and quick thinking jrobably saved his life. He.saw he train just in time to swerve :he auto so that it got a glancj.rig blow instead of head on^arid, though it wrecked the car," vey was patched up in-, gooil shape. ' * * * For the second time in just a few weeks, a railroad man was killed in the area. R. M. Beckwith, a brakeman for the M & St. L. Railroad, 'got crushed between two cars at Kanawha. He was well-known here, due to the fact that he lived' in Algona during turn around trips. Just a few weeks before,- a man was killed near here. the Northwestern Depot A safely due io a blocked pun) in the end zone, touchdowns by Medhv and Schmidt, and two points after touchdown by Bruns sent the Algona Bulldogs to a 16-13 win over'Clarion at Clarion. The Bulldogs led early in the fray, only to have the Cowboys come back and lead late in the contest, 13-9. Schmidt's TD cinched matters minutes later. Humboldt was toming up next for the Bulldogs of Coach Moco Mercer. • * • Livermore walloped SI. Cece-* lia's Academy, 34-12, at Livermore. The winners raced to a 20-0 lead before the locals got in gear, and then it was too late. Bode plunged for one Algona TD, and passed to Van Allen for the other. Evelyn Have you heard flift euie Stop me, if you : 'rJaft-tthd since* *„.. ^«'» heYe'ft is—-A widower* ad married a second wife and when he shewed her the-house he pointed 1 to a Hat on the closet Shelf -arid explained,. "That Belonged" lo rhy "wife". TfeeT great Sentiment for it and do not want It disturbed, if you please." The second wife assured nim she too would regard it With respect and it would not be molested, Time passed' 1 and wife number three carne, lo the home. To her were shown two hats on the self and the same conversation took place up to the point of wife number three's reply which was different. "Theinext hat on the shelf will be a derby", she answered. : ' ' • • • ' •' i Zada Naudain fad I Were talk* ing about Hallowe'en just -before that date and we told of a few things which had happened to us years ago. She told about a group of her friends deciding to don sheets a la ghosts and armed With jack-o-lanterns, do some "tick-tacking." One place they went the woman of the house told them in no uncertain terms she didn't want to be bothered with their nonsense. At 'one house they peered in the window-'at a woman who was Seated at the dining room table .where on Was spread a snowy white clpth. A bottle of ink was at hand and the woman was absorbed -in writing a letter. Came a "tick tack" at. her windows and a row of pumpkin faces grinning at her. The surprise "attack" un-nerved her, a jerk at the cloth as she rose, from her chair, over went the ink bottle leaving a very large, black area which spelled trouble to remove. The children fled in dismay mingled with fear and the lanterns were abandoned for the night.. I have related, previously my Hallowe'en experience — Bertha Cowles Quarton, Zada Brunson, Florence Patterson Howard and I also'going forth in sheets. All we did was knock on doors and when given admittance, went into a little dance we had learned at school. At one place the woman called "Come in", and to the last of her days remembered her embarrassment at being caught with her feet in a bucket of hot water. V * * * The only thing I heard reported among pijanks this year was a dog house being carried to. the front of Brown's dairy. There have been no inquiries about the Tiissing house so it is probably jack in its. proper locale. Women of the First Baptist church have been 1 busy filling Christmas boxes with candy and :ookies for the service men of ;h'e 'church. . It .takes a heap of ;oodies to fill the boxes so each voman was asked to bring a few extras so that they could have :offee and cookies to keep up heir strength and morale—Odd sn't it, how much good a cup of coffee will do! * * * Another liille branch has been added to my family tree.. Joshua -ady Rubinstein was recently >orn to Mr and Mrs S. Leonard Rubinstein at State College, Pa. maternal grandparents are my cousin and his wife Mr anrt Vlrs Edwin Cady of Houston, Tex. "oshua's father is author of the book "The Battle Done" which ADVERTISING in the Algona Upper Des Moines reaches more families in Kossuth county than any other puolication, weekly, monthly or daily. ,vas off the press in September. ie teaches composition and jour- alism at the college. * * * A. R. Marriott, 1626 Ohio street, )es Moines was here one dav nquiring for a Charles Parker. I vas referred to George, Plumer nd a Charles, but I did not think t was the right person. When in )avenport a few weeks ago I dis- ussed it with Abner Long. He aid there was a Charles Parker here a number of years ago, a arber who was short, dark haired and had home-steaded ip the Dakotas, one of the things mention by Mr Marriott. His whereabouts now is unknown by Ab. Does anyone else remember him? I promised to drop Mr Marriott a line if I found any news of him. • • • Sometimes troubles pile so high one wonders if the hurdles can be made. Such is the case in the Clark Orton family. Dennis has ROAD CLOSED! YOU block off phone calls to your home when you fail to replace your telephone receiver prp^erly. If you're on 4 party line you tie up all telephone traffic—hi and put—for those who share service with you. Other tips for gooa party-line service: give up the line for emergency calls, hang up quietly When the line is in use, space out your calls. Party-line courtesy is catching. Northwestern BeU Telephone Company. ALGONA BANKS Will Be Closed All Day Thursday, Nov. 11 In Observance of ARMISTICE DAY t IOWA STATE BANK SECURITY STATE BANK ' attending junior college at Erftrnetsburg arid,along,came a "bug" that gave 1 him' brondhial pneumonia. He landed in the hospital till able to cpme|home where he' convalesced,. Then a letter came-from Des Momes telli irig of the siskneis of the Arderi OrtOn children.' The baby, a child about eighteen mtfnths old, is being placed in casts to correct a rather common hip ailment. It is not a serious condition but it does need attention and it is best to hatfe it taken care of while she is young. The treatment will be necessary for a few months and the outcome is cer- .tain to be O.K. Nevertheless there is worry arid apprehension just because a loved member of the family has to have anything done. The other children were sick too, Just run-of-th-mill colds etc., but 'also needing attention, so grandma Merna left to help out. She §lanned to be home by Nov. 8. he is thankful for the several months of nurses' training 'she took at the old Alg6na hospital when Dr. M. J. Kenefick^was head physician and" sUrgeon, • > *> « 1 Ruth Carr Gerhard of Plank- in ton, S. D., was a brave'woman. From her hospital bed at Mitchell, S. D., she dictated letters to her husband and he had them mimeographed to send to her various "pen pals." She- retained a keen interest in current events, gave > anecdotes on hospital happenings and remained cheerful and uncomplaining "in spite of her almost complete lack of ability to move, pr even feed herself. I read a letter sent>to Adele White some time ago and marveled at her courage. < Before another election rolls 'round I'd suggest that the poll at the Legion hall be* changed to a place on the first floor. In the past I have had a clerk bring a ballot to me and I exercised my great American right in full view-^no chance for shenanigans, this yearl wd9 fore-warned of the | change so I phoned Marc Moore and he >oame with a ballot and saw to itfthat everything was on the "Utf arid" Up." I met a fnehd Tuesday ' afternoon. She 1 was a little vexed at the new ruling for she had been forbidden t(£- climb stairs'. Well,'I say tKete-should be a law—EVERY building,' ptivate and public, should be COMPELLED to put in elevators. Even churches should be FORCED to have elevators to; the basements. 1 am barred from a lot of social activities just because of'-pesky stairs!' And there are a good- many of us in the same predicament. ^ — , * * * ,' I nolfce next-week is "Education Observance" week. •Well, I could do wittt a lot more ; bl it 1 suppose, but on the other hand, what'would I do with it? There are no chances here to get on a "quiz" show, and if I did, I'd probably be so nervous I'd say 2 blus 2 makes 5. I' "muffed" the only chance I ever had by saying the Egyptian papyrus was the .first pajaer—arid.l still think it was, but not paper' as we know it, made of rags and later, pulp, but the Chinese are given the credit for having perfected paper of lasting qualities—-so^my_ $5.00 went floating out the window. Yet did you, ever think of the little bits', of knowledge we .pick up via radio quiz? On "the other hand, did you ever growl, ''What a dope—couldn't answer : THAT" when YOU knew the answer?, Elizabeth Post is off on a-trip again. No, not with the "Three "Muskateers." Her brother Matt Zittritsch has been here from Topeka, Kan., his wife too of course, and when they left -for home Thursday, Elizabeth accompanied them.,, She' will visit her son and daughter-in-law Mr and Mrs B. Post .and family Who also live'at Topeka. How long is she going to be gone? She didn't know. I wouldn't be surprised if she wound up 1 Itt dalifornff, 'It'* reasonable, for they have, relatives there, Mr \fend Mtt Glen McMurray and'- Ifeliri ,Zit|fllsch. Stella Barker's name ; always calls to mind' an aftetnotfl I> spent there when the Jar/illy resided here She was entertaining th.3 members' of the • Meth.bdjst Foreign Missionary society/ and I had 'been asked to daTsft Hawaiian guitar number, The lessen,,was given by an estimable lady long since 'deceased aiifl when she finished the highOTeducational treatise, We shottldtnavejbeen filled with knowledge A: to'-Z on the African. It-worked'^n;reVerse on me, for jt was !su$h ^a * lengthy affair, I felt like'JMattt .TWain who bad'been willing to> donate $10 to missions atHhe,Beginning of a lecture, and when ;itl was ddhc, he'* wanted? to. 'takeout $15. I have-never: had frW interest in the African since^'that time. All. the .while -the,- reading'>',was in progress, >'I* .forgot »'tHe f ';Africans • and thought of the story 'Toppy" I read years -ago~«-AMca -being the locale,• but ithe "story was about an 'English girl, if, memory serves me correctly, 1 m . * • , I think it should have been added that the late. Minnie Jones was a daughter of'the phenomiriai 99 year'.old Mrs Maiinda'Roberts. Mrs Jones was so well -known here, having' lived here for a longer 'time, than Mrs Andrews, and making a home for.her mother for some time." T had a grand; mother .Margaret jHeckrhart; Henderson; who jljived^tb; be 9(3.;; 'Second 'in longevity; ytas'* fry grandfather C. M. Cady, 1! 89i •• Wonder; what he wo s uld have thought of his great-great-grandson :, Joshua Cady Rubinstein. : • I Cresco Meeting Wed. Cresco Mothers and Daughters Club meeting will be held at the home of Mrs Clifford Teeter Wednesday, Nov. 10. American .Indian Day is the fourth Friday in September. All-New Ford Car On Display Friday f'fffffHyfnr^frfff- f -rt v^...-v XW-..M Almost half of all station wagons sold this year were Fords, and Ford Division has expanded its series to five models for 1955> with the eight-passenger Country Squire (shown above) as the leader. The new station v/agons cornbine passenger car comfort and styling with all-purpose utility, and for extra performance all V-8 engine station.wagons will be equipped with dual exhaust. The All-New FORD will be on display in Algona Friday and Saturday, November 12 and 13, in the showrooms at Kent Motor Co. FIR BALL BENEFIT DANCE Saturday, .13 ^^^•F . ^^^^^_ ^^^ff ^^^^ ^^^W ^^^B ^^^H ^^^^ ^^MHKP ^HPM^IP ALGONA Rhythm Club Playing • t f TICKETS ©N SAtl AT THE DOOR

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