The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 5, 1955 · Page 18
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 18

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, May 5, 1955
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I; 2-Alflena (la,) GOOD OLD DAVEY CROCKETT , ' Hearing ap-out the 1 exploits of Davey Crockett on juke, box and radio for the past several weeks has Drought .many requests from the "cereal set" for more information on this fabulous American. . A<~little rusty on our American history and slightly curious ourselves, We sent our researchers scurrying for information to supplement the tale currently b£mg told on wax. The opening lines of one biographer indicate that writing en- thusiasticlally (about ,DaVey Crockett is not a quality peculiar only to our moucro <iay song writers: "The* morning t>av«y Crockett was born D>Y«y'» pa came bustin' out of his cabin in T«nrieM6« alongside ih* Nola- ehuckf riY*r. Ha fired three shots into Jhelair, gate * ^hoap, fad rtid, 'T»s got me & son. His narn« if Dar«y Crockett and he'll be the gr«at«l hunter in creation." • The Encyclopedia Britannica, in more subdued tones,, tells us:, "In 1821-1824 he (Crockett) was 'a member of' the state legislature, having won his elect'ion'bx(, telling <stories. (This is the same -Way people -get elected today.) Another' biographer tells us that Crockett once modestly said: "Look out, Andy Ja'ckson! For I'm Davey Crockett, fresh from the : backwoods! . I'm half horse, half 'alligator with a little snappin' v turtle mixed in". After committing this, verbal slaughter, Crockett sped off to the Alamo. Other interesting facts aijout' Crockett: He liked apple cider, was a good square dancer and once shot the ears off. a cat. . It looks ;Jike Pa , Crockett's prophecy about his son has come true.' We' suspect that the rightfully honored Davey: now has a firm toe hold on immortality. Indeed; fa;me is a funny thing. Time was when you were 1 famous if you could get your name on the side 6f : a /Pullman car. Now days you have to get it' on juniors T-shirt. ;, ' • •' •;•'/ "*• " > " '•*' THEY MEANT IT Mitchall County .Press — It looks like the Democrats meant 'what they .said when they claimed Ike .would get more support under an opposition-controlled Congress than he did when the federal- legislature Was uno"er the control of his own party. .... - ..,.'. •'''*', ';'*''•„- •* -' - United. States Senator Tom Martin, evidently' during a lull in 'general Senate activity, has pre- pfcrcd a fetching ;littld questionnaire with 36 Yes and No spaces ;.f or .his folks back in Iowa, who might be getting '& little bored by this time with Cash word contests', In "this questionnaire Senator Tom is 'going to find out how everybody feels about everything, and the printing and compiling alone should- be of sufficient Work to ease considerably the unemployment around' Washington, if there is- any! • . 111 E. Call Street— Phone 1100— Algona, Iowa Entered as second class matter at the postofflce at Algona. Iowa, under Act of Congreu ot March 3. 1878. _ .• _ i_ Issued Thursdays in 1955 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 „ 1300 Both Algona papers, In combination, per year ... K 00 Single Copies , 10c SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year in advance |4.0t Both Algona papers In combination, one year „ W 00 No fubscription less than 6 months. ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, pc? Inch 6Jc OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER GREAT INTELLECT LOST The massive intellect of Albert Einstein has passed from the scene, and the world regrets the loss of one of Ms truly great ihinker9. For us in our more pedestrian lives, the thinking of Einstein %vas incoiRprehenslbte; Srtrf few \«?re able is grasp the great sweeps of thought that flashed over, the brow of this saintty little man who, with his large eyes and innocent face, looked .almost saintly. . x To most of the world Einstein syrtibolteed'-the human mind 1ft its highest stags of intellectual development. His grasp of the World of ideas far exceeded our reach, but We admired him as one admires anyone who has reached the zenith of achievement in his area of work. Philosophy has lost one of its great champions arid, while even Einstein could not make philosophy popular, he was certainly a popular philosopher. The world has need of men who are more concerned with the world of ideas than they are with the ideas of the world. Such a man Was Einstein. * * * MAKES A PERSON WONDER We suspect that the recent and running hassle between the attorney-general's office and the citizens of Clinton county has provided the good people of that river city with a steady source of merriment. We admit the snarls that Mr Countryman has encountered are a bit mirth provoking and we, too, chuckle along with the folks in Clinton. In another sense, however, it is alarming! We are concerned about Mr Countryman's knowledge of the law. As far as we can tell, it is his apparent lack of a thorough legal understanding which has backed him iiito,all the difficulty. The attorney-general is the highest legal office in the state and is the official "lawyer" for the state of loWa. It is shocking when either he, or someone in that office, does not know that seized liquor must be receipted and that liquor samples must be taken as evidence. The people have a right to expect that the attorney-general know., the law.'particularly the liquor law under which he, himself, is so dedicated to act. * * * PARKING METERS STILL TRYING Humboldi Republican — Those companies who sell parking meters never give up. Humboldt has refused to install parking meters for many years but the salesmen are still trying. When the city fathers sit in meeting and find that a lack of funds prevents them from doing something they believe should be done the revenue that could be obtained from parking meters looks very attractive. It is then th|t all of the arguments of the parking meter salesmen came to mind and cause a wavering of opinion. 1 Humboldt does not have parking meters and a big majority of the businessmen, who do a great share of the work of keeping Humboldt in the front ranks as a shopping center do not want them. MissiU* Jjy Choti Bay! issue oi the UDM), ** third page of tte tffitt.-'-<feu« floor. When it bounced and dldrilt bteak,\Butler thought -the 'item to' be' just what .he needed, -«Hie e ufeacked,- and sis soni'were in the" <5fficie v , the tor decided 'to give^a demonstra- ti<3H ef HIS', sm. Jfe dtct everything just as the salesman had done, btif'the bulb shattered and " "I found I couldn't walk, so ! was forced to drivt.'t Behind The Movie Sets WITH BUDDY MASON Trade comes to Humboldt from all directions and from towns and' farms far removed from what could properly be considered Humboldt trade area. Scarcely a day passes that some customer from a great distance remarks on the fact that he or she likes to trade in Humboldt because there are no parking meters. This 1 * community has gained many shoppers from that fact alone. Former customers of neighboring towns are now trading in Humboldt and they started trading here because the town in which they formerly traded installed parking meters. Parking meters will bring added revenue to the city treasury, but they will also be considered a tax on the privilege of doing business in^a town by many shoppers. Money derived from parking meters must be used to increase or improve parking facilities. It cannot be thrown into the general fund and be used wherever needed. We believe our city government has been wise in not installing parking meters. The two hour parking ordinance keeps parking spaces available in the downtown shopping center and the other trading areas do not have a parking problem. * * * One newspaper exchange declares that all papers will be stopped on expiration, but in cases where subscribers have been taking the paper ,for 50 years or more they can have a little extra time. * • « "Most women find it impossible to be brief about anything except a bathing suit." (And this is a pleasant thought even in the middle of winter) Many a stranger "bites the dust" on the bridle-paths of Griffith Park. And all because they mention a "harmless" word or tWo that is overheard by their HORSES! „ Behind Hollywood's hills, and skirting the edges of Griffith Park, are a number of riding academies. Here, for a small fee, the visitor to Filmland can hiye a mount and : ride off into the "green hills yonder." « V • « Just how far "yonder" will depend, to some extent, on the horsemanship — and language — of the riders. We mean, of course, the language used while aboard the ponies. Any dialogue that blues the air after a sudden unseating will be by-passed here in deference to lady linotypers aroOhd'the nation. • • • Even lads and lassies who nay er before have seen a live horse, are impressed by the intelligent looking Griffith Park horses. Intelligent, yet seemingly bored with it all! This attitude befits smart cow-ponies who have hob* nobbed with sheriffs, bandits, posses, rustlers, screaming Indians, Bengal Lancers and Foreign Legion fighters. For most of the cayuses in Hollywood's saddle- sore emporiums, like the cow- lands who saddle them up, are merely marking time between pictures. This little sideline guar- intees their .off-screen oats and cigarette makin's, but come along From ,lhe files of the Algona Upper Des Moines May 2, 1935 '••-*• « An Esther villa man, made two mistakes during the week. First of all, he stole ,a'car —,but that, wasn't enough. He then headed for Armstrong, and • once there, crashed into the side of a house, smashing it;-the car and the cellar door. Wonder how he missed the kitchen sink, *',:.». " * Students 'Who were in the first to sixth grades in Algona's public school were on vacation, but a few of. them -weren't happy about the whole thing. A scarlet fever and measle epidemic was prevalent, and. school officials thought it best to suspend, operations ' for a couple ' of ; weess. Nineteen -cases were reported, in the. six grades, although not a single case was, reported by St. Cecelia's: (At least hot in this Ed- befiamfe. .veryV,,---_---,,, Wfien last-Heard of, thd bulbs tvete botfridng fight'back'to the- comp'ahy. i—« *' Four learns, members of the Algona Kittenball League, braved the possibility of frostbite to open the league season at the athletic park-. The games, played under the lights installed the summer before, saw RCA, the 1934 champs, slamming Nelson Hardware, 14-0, and Skelly Oil nosifig out Barry's, 6-5. .Two games were on the slate every 'Monday, Wednesday and Friday lor. the rest of the •summer, with seven teams cnteredvin the race-for .the .bunt T ing; Names' 6f some, of the. mem- bers''of,-those teams back theft brings to mind'the-rumor that Algeria- might have, an old-timers softball league this year, with a, minimum age limit, which Should produce a .lot of back'aches and interesting ball. Dale Earing of Lone Rock High School-hung up his second one- hit baseball, win in eight days as the Lone Rock nine downed Bancroft, 1-0, at Bancroft. .The only other high school baseball, news Was the announcement. that Ti- tonk'a was to host one of the district tournaments.' First round games were set for; Saturday morning and afternoon, with semi-finals Monday and -finals Tuesday. Mason City was one of the teams set .to appear in the tourney. . : '' ' ^ This joke, was lucked in on : the hen I _ W««~J~i2&*sS$tf M T ..i *Mt m«Aw« aflSIE lift of five' years L'Ownw the S"«*8 "Yotf dafVt-lfe- tH« RSwaelays, they -have,, cash r6g* * * i. Weave* of f6* t& the moViej >&t •; Wheft the, Sank „,« was held, and r ing $225. The awavd * AM.trt >_^ d±d«*.^ V^*rtf«1r*jf r ' to . $250 -for next week's drawing.. , T ' •'*• Krr •'•'*'' v ,*< . Bd;Holecek hid R-»tgrt tn his shdp that would b*&&?- popular ttnftfltf btfsiness^la^ today. It f ead — "We shoat.j^y ninth or tenth salesman, ahd „ there's been eight in here todaft" Efpro- bablf timed 'to a lot.a! stotteriflg „. salesmen during the week. SffifiL SELF. STOftlHO COMBINATfON gives you me**' convenience and com- lor* ihai« any oihe* ^ombinalten I - ^ fcdem HOODS AND WINDOW CANOPIES add great' ty io the beAuty of your hom« I Charles Miller ftUSCO SALES ,£hort* ?4l-W after 6 p.m. Display at 116 So. Dodge, Algona ALL Optometrists' Offices WILL BE CLOSED SAT. AFTERNOONS STARTING MAY 7 OFFICES WILL BE OPEN THURSDAY AFTERNOONS AFTER MAY 7 : 17-18 Read The Ads-It Pays! BABY BANTER By BROWN'S DAIRY You've, got to.know where th»' decimal point goes if you ever go in business I" -_./' . That is not the! .kind of point that I'm trying to get over 1 •'Iqlaiue Ypiir' budget with CARNATION itiilk. It's a SUPER-BUY of the finest quality., .. ... . Western epic, 'ridin' academy 'host town." pardner, and gits to be a ONLY 3 WEEKLY NEWSPAPERS IN IOWA HAVE MORE CIRCULATION (Paid) Than ^RF A^PvVr^tlFBi Your cowboy friend may suddenly become a member of some aandit band, shooting up a Wcs- :ern movie-street from the flight- deck of your erst-while mount. Oddly enough, exploding blanks mean little in the life of a veteran movie-pony. Inured to the bark of 45's, they're seasoned performers, working on cue. And that word "cue", gentle reader, is what plants your pants amongst the bridle-path petunias. * * * Youll be riding along, nice as you please, talking to a mounted companion — and one of you will use the RIGHT WORD. Right for the pony, that is. But oh, how wrong for you! You'll ask, "How much film do we have in the CAMERA?" or "Which way shall we GO?" or "Wanna race? I crave ACTION!' Even a simple "COME ON! — | LET'S GO!" or "Isn't this view just like a PICTURE?" will leave you straddling sorfie choice California air while your mount takes off like a rocket late for a date on Mars! * * * All of these words, and a ftV more, have meaning for the movie-wise cow-pony. To him, they mean, "Take off, boy! And don" be straggling behind when you pass the cameras or you'll Vie raked with a pair of spurs!" A good swift run means no jrf- takes, and after all, who's goirig to let another pony pass him HP as though he were a plow-horse? So, iak* need, brother. wb«fl you step aboard a movie-chargfr in a Movicland riding academy. It may have been "ages' 1 s&»«e he's been before the cameras, In that case, he'll be like any low who's been out of work some time, he may be anx to do a bang-up job for the boss. To him, that means "t off into the wild blue yonder the instant he hears a familiar cue. To you, this may bring_i bang-up job of another sort- 3< watch your • conversation Moviedom's horses. The wrq^S language can get you into tppu ble — even if your pony u LADY! K0«UTH COUNTY'S LEADING NEWSPAPER Tbe first commercial ice PJ9 n in the United States was operated in Jcifcrson, Texas, ulxmt 1874 AMERICA'S FOREMOST ARTISTS VOTE PLYMOUTH "AMERICAS MOST BEAUTTOJL CAR!" "To Plymouth inhonoroftne msn and women who designed the 1955 Plymouth—most beautiful, car of the year" ... -.<••••• • . • .--, v - K ., ^ •• , . . -SOCIETTY OF (UUSTRATO^ CITATION Plymouth is proud to announce.this award bestowed by the famed Society of Illustrators. To the trained eye of tha professional artist, Plymouth's Forward look Ityling represents the year's most beautiful automotive design. * ' . 1 • ... i • • ' You'll appreciate this beauty, too, and 'what it does for you. How, for e»ampl«,' it gives you the greatest visibility of any fow-pHce car... the roomiest interior* t. \. the largest trunk space. . J&Jt m for yourself. See America's j»ost befiijUful car tod«y-the all-aetf BUY HEW; lITTfR TRAPS'!* your PlymQMth dealer fc WW CtaM*|,l

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