The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 30, 1954 · Page 12
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 12

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, November 30, 1954
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a-AI«ono (to.) Upfttr fet M«!n»* Tuwdoy, November 30, 19S4 er Ue$ ulctaes BIG, BAD CHICAGO It has all been a little terrifying, this gigantic exl?osee ot Chicago as viewed through the eyes of one of our local citizens who spent a weekend there attending a newspaper convention at the Edgewater Seach hotel S&mehow, in the course of events, it seems that out local citizen wandered from the cozy and comparatively safe confines of the Edgewater Beach, and encountered a frowzy Chicago, which he described as "like a woman wearing a mink stole with- a dirty slip showing for all to see." This was a rather neat collection of words and of course brought the reaction and publicity expected. It would seem that "what a man seeks, that he finds." * On the other hand, perhaps the next time our local citizen visits Chicago he might take in the Field Museum, the Aquarium, the Brookfield or Lincoln Park zoo, and the Institute of Fine Arts — and forget Madison Street. Despite the dangers of the Big City and the dirty slips showing, we trust that the 16 Kossuth county 4-H boys and their leader, Bob Johnson, will make a safe and sound return from attending the International Livestock Exposition in Chicago, none the worse for the visit, and perhaps with a little better understanding of the world in which we live. * * * DAIRY INDUSTRY STEPS FORWARD Announcement from Iowa State college that research there has finally produced a way to put milk in cans, in concentrated and frozen form, means the opening of a whole new era in tile handling of milk and in distributing it. There never has been too much milk produced, ^on the basis of the needs of, the 'human race. But the problem has always been, up to this time, one of distribution of a product that will spoil without refrigeration, which as a result has reduced the potential possible shipping distance. If the new discovery at Iowa State college will enable concentrated milk to be shipped in: cans any distance without spoilage, and ultimatately restored to the full flavor by the simple addition of water, the dairy industry is certain to see better times. ' W.e have regretted the evident decrease in dairying in our own area, and yet have known that the farmers who decided to quit had good reasons for so doing. Modern research, however, may now be opening a whole new era of better merchandising for dairy farmers. From the consumer standpoint, areas which up until now have found milk at a premium in price and in short supply, may soon be in a position to buy and consume, all the milk they want. And the government, in turn,, might possibly find itself with no future problem at all insofar as buying surplus butter and cheese is concerned. The research seerns to have been successfully accomplished. Now we'll see how rapidly good, modern business methods can take advantage of this new discovery for the benefit of the consumer and the producer. Upper PCS 111 E. Call Street— Phone 1100— Algona, Iowa Entered as second class matter at the postotfice at Algona. Iowa, under Act ot Congress ot March 3, 18TJ. 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 HATES IN KOSSUTH CO. One Ynar, in advance J3.00 Both Algona papers, in combination, per year $5 00 Single i_upies ~_ \^ SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year in advan.-e 54.0» Both Algona papei s in com';:naUon. one year itj 00 No subscription les,s than ti months. ADVERTISING HATES Display Advertising, por iiieli 63r OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER BABY BANTER TOURNAMENT RESHUFFLE At long last the Iowa High: School Athletic Association has decided to revamp its tournament program so that in the final Windup eight of the really best basketball teams in, the state will meet to determine a state champion* In the past, with 16 teams going down to the final playoff, four selected from each of the v$r- ious school classifications based on size, the final field has consistently had teams that rightly were not among the top teams of the state, while other teams far superior were eliminated in the preliminary tournaments. The new setup will bring together only eight teams, regardless of school size and classification, but they will undoubtedly be eight as strong teams as can be found within the state. It should be said to the credit of the high school athletic organization, also, that it. has deliberately reduced its potential revenue by this move, as two days will be eliminated from th^ time formerly required to conduct the tournament. But it should be better basketball, all around, with better teams, and with somewhat less strain on the athletes involved due to a shorter tournament period, and incidentally less tension'for those among us who stay pretty well glued to our radios during the tournament. * * * TALK COUNTY HOSPITAL Humboldl Republican — Recently we have received several letters from people in Humboldt county asking why the county doesn't try again to build a county hospital. We are very much in favor of the idea. Humboldt county needs and should have a county hospital. The small added tax to pay for It would be more than offset by the saving in taxes for some of the other funds that are now being raised;,' Such as the funds that have to be raised to pay for hospital care for many of our county citizens who must have help, and several other items of care for the poor and their families. Humboldt county voted a $100,000 hospital bond issue. It was found that>building costs had gon& up to the point where the county hospital, even with the aid of Federal funds, could not be built for that amount. Private subscriptions were raised to the amount of nearly $50,000. This was •still not enough. Another bond issue of $100,000 was voted on but was defeated by a narrow margin. The $100,000 and the $50,000 were turned over to the county treasurer. That money still lies in the county treasury, earmarked for a county hospital and it cannot be used for any other purpose. The county treasurer reports that there is now in that fund the sum of $154,789.69. The board of supervisors levied a maintenance tax for two years. This tax was dropped when the second bond issue was defeated but it bad raised $32,336.48. This sum is also earmarked for hospital use. The total of money now in the hospital fund is $187,126.17. The money is invested and the interest is added each year. This sum of $187,126.17 is, let us repeat, for hospital use only and cannot be used for any other purpose. Humboldt county has a good start" on the necessary money to build a county hospital. We ^believe that the people of the county should be given another opportunity to vote on a bond issue for added funds in sufficient amount to build a Humbuldt County Hospital. * » * A SALUTE TO 4-Hers Decorah Public Opinion — Though the day to day work on the farm, the discussion on prices, the urge to produce more and the dozens of other pressures of farm life take up most of the time, farm parents would quickly admit that their real and most important crops are the boys and girls of their family and community. Though more income is the answer a farmer would usually give for his farm work, his real thoughts are with the concern of what additional income means to youngsters of his family in terms of an education, good training and a t^ood home life. 4-H leaders and members would be the last to say that more knowledge about clothing, foods or home furnishings is the main goal of their participation. Probably their answer could be accurately stated by quoting the 4-H pledge: I pledge My head to clearer thinking, My heart to greater loyalty, My hands to larger service and My health to better living for my club, my community and my country and my world. In this time of divergent views and new technology which makes life more complicated with each new day. we .salute the 4-H club girls, their leaders and their parents for the ideals of service and tor the down-to-earth voluntary educational approach to •rainmt.' :ind experience which will result in better citizens, better communities and therefore, a better country for all of us to live in. By BROWN'S DAIRY STRICTLy BUSINESS- "G«t rid of the candy, Argyle — tfe don't like sticky finger* around thi* bank!" 20 YE, AGO IN THE Behind The Movie Sets WITH 'BUDDY MASON Chemislry, Gibraltar, and the 3D dimension. [ want to know about something else! H20 plus the VITAMINS . . . if you need more CARNATION Fresh Milk, Phone 190. FROM THE FILES OF THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES NOVEMBER 27, 1934 * * * Santa Glaus paid his visit to Algona several days later in 1934 than he did this year. December 3 was the big day, and plenty of fun was promised for all. Fun? Did you ever try to catch a 50 pound pig that didn't want to be caught? Several of the little animals were to be let loose on the streets during the heighth of the entertainment, and anyone capable of catching one of the squealers automatically became the owner. A free show, free candy, free chickens and. turkeys, and a big parade were other items which had been planned for by the Community Club. They used to drop the chickens and turkeys, very much alive, off the roof of the building now occupied by the White Front, and there were plenty of good old fashioned; hassles over possession of thjfe prizes. l -It made for a Ibt of joyment for everyone. ' v The feathers were going lo fly at the Legion hall, too, as the annual feather party was set to go. Various games, devised to make the club some money, and also satisfy plenty of customers, were on the docket, with a good time practically guaranteed to all, according to the committee in charge. There would be plenty of people with a gunnysacK containing a moving creature in basements around the county after that affair. Streei widening was of utmost importance to Algona citizens and the city council. It was hoped State street could be widened by chopping off part of tne siqe- walk on each side, allowing diagonal parking. It was a good idea, because it worked. Street widening projects still come up from time lo time at the council meetings. Over 275 4-H boys and girls were present , at the annual banquet held at the high school gymnasium in Algona. A cooperative arrangement between the Algona Community Club, Kossuth County Farm Bureau and various 4-H officers made the event possible. A recognition program was held, and music and talks enjoyed by the group. * * » District court was set to open with a rather light slate of cases. Four criminal and two damage cases were on the docket, including a jail breaking and robbery case. A large flock of peddlers had sen working in the Irvington neighborhood, and they had a variety of products which they were selling. One outfit, consist- ng of two men and a truckloao if apples, went from door to door trading chickens for apples, the asking price being four chicken;? per bushel. One housewife reported a total of eight different agents in about a week. Must Have raised good chickens and produce down there, just like they do now. « * » A farm sale, listed in the UDM, announced that eight head of horses would be for sale along with 65 head of hogs and 27 cattle. There were a lot more horses around then than there are now, but there were a lot lesi people killed on the highways too. Maybe a return to the horse and buggy wouldn't be so bad. Forthcoming "blessed events" are definitely out of our lino. However, we'll do our best to cover for you on a stony that has caught-the interests of everyone on the Columbia Pictures lot. * » * • One of Columbia's -favorite actresses is expecting! From office gals to stars the femmes at this studio are knitting "little things" and shopping for "Welcome Baby" cards! Perhaps a few potted trees with low-hanging limbs would be more appropriate—but then who are we to spoil the fun? •No father will be present to smoke innumerable cigarettes and annoy the nurses, when Junior arrives. However, Johnny Weiss- muller has volunteered to swing from a few tree limbs in lieu of the traditional floor-pacing. It will be more iir^keeping with the occasion. He'll probably put on his best Godfather act also, for the mother is an old friend and co-star of Johnny's. * * * We'll not keep you in suspense any longer: Our mother-to-be is Tamba, the cute little, chim- panzee- who has played in so riJaffy ol the Johnny WelssmuilEr films that Sani Katzman pto- dttces for Columbia. ^Sam, by the way, m«y speE Johndy pff and answer the bfell for;a bit;o£ 'Assistant Godfstherirfg* tf i pbst time. But Sam xvill confine his activities to lower-deck pacing.' With Sahn, tree limbs are,"foe She birds," • ; ' j ' ' > Being a practical man> Katz- maA's gift plans are more, realistic than, those of Columbia's gals., He's casing the banana situation and getting quotations on the stalk (stet) market! '***'. Tamba, who recently retired to await the arrival of Junior, isn't talking for ' publication. She's not too happy about being replaced in "Cannibal Attack" by a male chimp. The substituting cast member, who was formerly called "Julius," is now sporting a new stage name and will henceforth answer to the title, "Klmba!" Needless to say, Tamba is not organizing any fan clubs for her successor, and we'll give you odds that her baby will not oe named after him. , Meanwhile, "Kimba", who once served as Tamba's stand-in, is taking his elevation to stardom in stride. A raise in pay goes with the new job. THEY'VE DOUBLED HIS BANANA RATION! And "that ain't HAY," Brother! * » * "Everybody wants to get into the act!" Another newcomer from the animal kingdom made an uninvited, and entirely unscheduled debut in "Druin Beat", the Warner Bros, film which stars Alan Ladd. A full grown bear decided to raid the Arizona location site one night. Indians, who were working on the picture, formed a welcoming committee. "Mr Bruin" staged an impressive entrance, but the company redskins had arranged for his immediate-and-permanent exit. He got into the movies -all right. You'll be able to see him in -Drum Beat." But, he'll be playing a bearskin, stretched on one tanning racks in an Indian village! * * 4 Yep! Animals seem to be crashing into the act quite frequently these days. Now, James Mason is trying to 'soft-pedal publicity about his cats. He wants the press to forget 'em. He feels he's always being linked with cats, rather than the roles he plays. During filming of "A Star Is Born," at Warner Bros., Mason asked that cats be left out of publicity stories being issued about him. However, James Mabon just can't manage to keep cats,out of his conversation. Whenever he was interviewed by the press, his pet cats invariably became the major topic of conversation. All NINE of 'em! If the .competition seems to be a little keep, may we suggest that Mr Mason drop the cats'.' Gently, of course!' . . A *., .^ af-' Sort New* Mrs Howard Baft»iin^ Reimers went to,_D£3 t „—...-Monday, Nov. 8, to meet their brother, Car ol Roisters,, whet came there by plane from the east where he 'had received his discharge from the U. S. Navy, Carol Is 1 a son of Mrs Aflha Reimef& • Mr and Mrs G. tf, Me with Mr and Mrs Doyle land and children were" Nov. 14, visitors at the _— Long home near Algpna. .They spent Sunday evening .with 'the Datfrell McFarlands, also Algoha, the occasion being an observance of the birthdays of Ada McFarland which was Wednesday 1 and Louise McFarlands on Tuesday. Mrs George Mahu*' and ^Mra Bertha Mansmith were \in-Corwith ^"Saturday, NoVr 13<; Where they attended last rites f® Mr Puffer, 78, father-in-law ol MM Phil Putter. Mrs Gillespie' of Cecil Algona aeeomfMttried these wo* ,men to Corwfth. , -. . j ' * " , Mrs* FIdjfld Kdfepkcfailttftt the iflst w!fi6K6ntf*(Wisft hferjofetlgHter in Chicago. The daughter jOira- dene is a nurse at the IHrrtois, Research hospital, Chlcagd.; ^, _ r,rr and Mrs S. E. sadtte of'Clin- ton, spent the last wt4ften4 with the sort and ddughter-in-law Mr and Mrs Calvin Stone afld baby, f«ra G. O.- McFarl&id had the misfortune to be injured white aMing with somfr outside work at their jiofne Tuesday afternoon, .Nov. 9,.-The left arm.was fraa- • tured and she was bruised 'other ^ wise but is improving^ Recent visitors at the home ot Mr and -Mrs Roy Anderson were Mr and. Mra Jim Anderson of Minneapolis who Wet e enrdute to Ft. Riley, Kansas, Jlih is a- nephew of Mr Anderson. Some 70 fathers and sons attended the banquet at the Methodist Church Wednesday evening, Nov. 10..., IF ITS NEWS — WE WANT IT MINRAL MEAT MEAL IS GREAT FOR HOGS ON OATS 4 Big Meat-Building Supplements Ail In One Bag . . . All At One Low Price > FEED SARGENT FEED ALGONA FLOUR & FEED CO. 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