The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 30, 1955 · Page 18
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, June 30, 1955
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Ujjp8r&« Matrwr Thmrttey, Juno 30, 1055 rfOW COULD THIS BEi A United Press dispatch from Washington has this to say about the financial status of the U. S. government. "In Jhe ienlh year of what passes for peace, the United -States public debt has soared close to the high reached with World War II spending. War spending boosted the national debt peak to 277 billion plus on Feb. 28, V i 1946. 10 months after the shooting actually 'stopped. Treasury figures for the first 11 months of the fiscal year 1955 show the public debl as of May 31 to have been 277 billion, a few million below the 1946 figure. It is likely that Mr Eisenhower will end his present White Mouse term with an average deficit of about 3 billion dollars for each of the four years." Now how in the world could that be? We . have been reading for several years, now, about the great saving in government being made under the present administration. Yet when the actual figures are revealed, the truth is that the cost of government is just as great as ever, and as a matter of fact has actually increased from the period which followed 1946. The. American people have been fed a lot of misleading propaganda as to not only their own governmental finances, but a lot of other things. Some day the full truth of the extent of this fake will become "crystal clear" to almost everyone. When it does' some of the myths of the past several years will fade away in a hurry. * * * MATRIMONY -* CHIEF AIM! Decorah Public Opinion — A recent survey among 627 girls in various women's colleges showed that the major preoccupation of a large majority c was the question of marriage and a home of their own. Mrs Jane Berry of Hunter College, New York, told the National Association of Deans that a very small percentage of the. girls surveyed planned to be career women. She told them the survey showed that almost half the girls though they would get married before they finished college. About twenty-five per cent planned to go into graduate study. And, even though a large majority of the girls put marriage first, it was found that the majority planned to work after completing college. Thus it seems that family life in the United States will remain much the same despite activities of a small number: of career women. -This is only as it should be, since studies by psychiatrists indicate that women are happier caring for their families and carrying'on normal home life than they are competing in the world of business as their primary activity. * * * He had a firm chin, but lately the firm had added a couple of partners. — Rockwell City Ad- pucate. * * ' * Many a man is always on his loes because liis wife is always on his heels. — Dapenport Times. ^Igcmn %pcr pee ^floiuce 111 E. Call Street—Phone 1100—Algona, Iowa Entered as second class matter at the postoffice at Algona. Iowa, under Act of Congress ot March 3, lain. * 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 M^, Both Algona papers, in combination, per'ye'ar $500 tingle Copies _ ;;; 10c SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year in advance _ . 4 0 , Both Algona papers in combination, onsf'year Vj 00 No subscriplion less than 6 months. "" ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per inch 63c OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER BABY BANTER LOSING SENSE OF HUMOR? "Americft is losing its sense of humor and yet humor is vitbl to both business success and the mentbl health of everyone", said a speaker before the Des Moihes Advertising Club recently. He mad6 a very good point. There is no necessity for any of us to walk around With" a forced grin or an automatic but hollow laugh. But during the past few years it is true that many of us have developed a tendency to take things too seriously. This might be the aftermath of a succession of wars and economic spirals or too much determination to get ahead in the world. But whatever it is, it isn't good. When we cannot stop for a moment or two and see the more humorous sides to life, including our own, we have definitely lost something. As a matter of fact have you noticed as you tune in on the radio between 6 and 7 p.m. that there is a succession of voices — world commentators — all speaking with the voice of doom. That's why fellows on the air like Jack Shelley are so welcome; they manage to inject, a little humor into the seriousness* of living. A good laugh, even at your own expense, is as valuable an ingredient for keeping the doctor away as the proverbial apple. * * » THE GOVERNOR GETS IN DEEPER . . . Eagle Grove Eagle — Our young and energetic Governor, for whom we had high hopes, seems determined to ruin himself politically. Every new move seems to show less forethought and sense than the previous one. Even among lay people who have little interest in politics he is gradually building up a reputation as an erratic and undependable public servant. And this they won't stand for. Unless Governor Hoegh can stem the tide and turn the direction of judgements building up he is going to get tossed out on his ear at the next election no matter what he is running for. He ruined himself with the pros a long time back when he tried to run rough shod over both houses of the legislature. The Governor has a lot of power" oVer political patronage and a member of the legislature will take much punishment before he will openly buck the Governor. At the present writing however it would be difficult to find many legislators in either house who still pretend to be on Hoegh's team. Having- also alienated members of the Executive Council he finds himself almost alone down in the state house. It is too bad because the Republican party is slipping as a result. Responsible citizens who have long supported tHe Republican program are saying that a "defeat at the polls next time might be a good thing in that it would again unite the half dozen or so Republican parties now operating in the state into a united and strong Republican party again." We had high hopes that Governor Hoegh might be the one to bring about this union. But instead he is just setting up anther Republican party. He hasn't even held the Beardsley Republicans who gave him his initial start. The only people happy about the situation and the 'antics of Governor Hoegh are the Democrats and they are so badly split in their own ranks that so far they have been unable to take advantage of the opportunity. 1 9 * * STABILIZING FARM PRICES? Grundy Center Register — Ezra Benson, in a speech to a group of newspaper publishers recently made this statement: "Farm income has been stabilized now fur some months. Of course, it will vary by crops and products. But of one thing you can be certain. The better farmers will make money . . . good money. The more efficient the farmer, the better job he does, the more money he will make because there is real opportunity in agriculture today. I'm in favor of a system of flexible price supports, because it is to the nation's best interest, as well us the ix-sl interests of the farmers." Granted that an efficient farmer will make more money than an inefficient livestock producer, with a drop in price of 35',; even the beit farmer isn't going to make much if anything. The merchant in town knows that to remain solvent, he must have at least a 30 per cent profit in his merchandise to pay his overhead, operating costs, and to permit him to make a small return on his investment and labor. The same is true of a farming operation. * » » If we should repeal all the regulatory laws on our statute books and enforce only the Ten Commandments, in less than a d.-cdde We would become the must law-abiding nation on earth —Adair News 44* The man who smiles indulgenlly a) Jhe sight of a youngstei with his nose pressed against a toy shop window, should get a glimpse of his own face at the Auto Show — Hawarden Independent By BROWN'S DAIRY DUCK SOUP AND STATUES WASHINGTON — Thoughts while strolling down Pennsylvan- via avenus ,. Seems that with every new week, there's an animal, fowl or bug crisis in Washington. First it was those squirrels, then a few weeks ago India kicked up a protest with Washington about brutal treatment of their 'sacred rhesus monkeys, which we've been killing for polio virus. And last week, ducks. Mamie certainly cheated Wildlifer Sen. Neuberger of some nice indignant-sounding headline when she took it upon herself to have a mallard hen returned to the south fountain on the White House "rounds. If the First Lady had unwittingly ordered the duck to the kitchen slaughter when Joan Moaney, the P/esidcjit's valet, caught the wild bird for her, It would have been real duck soup for issue-wise fellows like Neuberger. If that duck were roasted, Ike's political goose would have been surely cooked ... Then Rep. Reuss of Wisconsin came up with headlines by denouncing wild duck-baiting. He claimed Albert Day, wildlife expert of 37 years' work, was fired by Interior Secretary McKay because Day wouldn't kow-tow to wealthy hunting hogs. According to Reuss' story, rich duck hunters have been tossing shelled corn around their private lakes to lure the fowl—strictly against federal law. Day had them arrested, and, Reuss claims, McKay fired Day. Now, next week, I suppose, you'll be readirtg about brutality to bettles. The other day, Rep. Phillips oi California lambasted the Atomic Energy Commission for "immoral" practices against beetles. Reason for his accusation: The AEC has been making the beetles sterile in tests for atomic radiation . . * * * Mother Nature isn't the only thing people are getting stirred up about. A fellow wrote the Democrats a nasty note a few days ago about neglecting the statue of their patron Saint Andrew Jackson, in Lafayette Square. The statue is crumbling and about ready to collapse. The muzzle loaders at its base are in the state of rot. The bitter defender of Jackson wrote: "Is it possible that, dry rot it undermining the party as well as the memorial to one of its patron saints?" $ * * Montana's Sen. Murray is another who's troubled by statues. He wrote his Norwegian cons- ;ituents last week that a bill has aeen introduced to erect a statue of Leif Ericsson in Washington. But, he complains, nobody seems to know how to spell Leif's last name. The dictionaries use "Ericson," but the family derivative has it "Erickson." In the Senate gallery hangs a picture entitled, "Leif Eiriksson Discovers America, AD 1000." But, according to the Norwegian Embassy here, it should be, "Eirikson." Well, the statue's finished. The name's etched into its base. It is spelled: "Eiriccsson" ... LETTERS TO THE EDITOR LIKE DAIRY ISSUE i Upper De.s Moint-s, y, Iowa Gentlemen: We h.ive rearl a copy of the June 9th issue of the Algona Upper De.s Moinc'S newspaper, and as usual we are not in the least disappointed. We think you did a most excellent job in this June Dairy Month special edition. We especially like the way so many of the business establishments in Kossuth County fame in to lend their support to the dairy farmer's work, and June Dairy Month. We congratulate you and youi many business establishments for the excellent job you have dnno, and we are sure such publicity will help greatly in the sale of dairy products. Sincerely yours, Frank F. Barker , Manager Iowa Dairy Industry Com. Des Moinos, Iowa You can lell Class by what's in the glass! Sure! Bui you can'l sec inside of everything! Your guests Will ALWAYS approve your choice of CARNATION milk. Riverdale 4~H Pick Fair Entry The regular meeting of the Riverdale Hustlers 4-H club Unit I was held in the St. Joe Hall June- Kith. All members voted for Junior 1 and Senior Demonstration teams i for county fair. Winneis for the . Junior girls were: Karen Zeimet 1 and 3etty Wanner; and for the Senior girls. Alma Illg and Lois Willfong, Sheryll Reding and Lois Willfong gave u report on their trip to camp. Arlene Bormann yaw a talk and Diannc Reding gave u demonstration. A delicious lunch followed the meeting, served by hostesses: Duris Ann Kohlhaas, Chiii-lene and Barbara Thul. Behind The i Movie Sets WIttt BUDDY MASON "The face on the cutting-room floor!" This expression is heard frequently wherever mpVie talent gathers. Roughly, it means that an actor in a film had most of his scenes cut out of the picture. During the process of editing a film, the entire footage must be cut down to a standard length. In cutting to this desired "running time," weak scenes, or. whole sequences for that matter, are eliminated. If a feature is way over on footage, individual close- ups that are not too convincing are certain to go. Thus, a fail- actor may find that the cast's more able actors fare much better than he in the final exhibition-cut. • * • Of course, this always calls for screams of "favoritism," "building a star at the sacrifice of My best scenes," and "jealousy of my performance!" There have been times when these laments have been more or less justified but the fact remains that a producer makes a. picture for the market. He's mainly concerned with getting the best finished product he can for the money tie's spent. The best footage stays in. It's that simple! • * * Cutting is an art in itself. Lucky is the producer who has a director so experienced that most of his cutting is dont mentally, during a film's shooting period. This requires an analytical mind so conditioned by years of creative thinking that it weighs the abilities of cast, strong points of story, effectiveness of shooting angles, relation of lighting to the mood of a sequence—and a thousand other factors. * * * Men like Allan Swan, who is currently master-minding "Tennessee's Partner" for producer nMict Bngeaus at R.K.O., do much of the editing of a film ui mental pictures of eai^h scene and its relationship to the completed story. This faculty is invaluable to a producer! With shooting time measured by hundreds of dollars per minute, a director like Swan can save a young fortune in shots that are NOT made! * * * Less experienced directors attempting this feat frequently find they've left the cutter with no "protection shots" when the ac- tion must be condensed by cutting. With retakes costing as much, or mbr"e, than the original shooting time, they learn too Ittte the lessens learned by the Allan Dwans through the years when, the techniques of today we're being perfected. . .. '' ,...* .* , * ; We recently waieHedJ Mr. iSwari as, he mdneUvefed Jdhn Pfiyrie, Ronald Reagan, Rhonda .Fleming, Coleeh Gray and the hand-picked cast . p£ t ''Tennessee's Partner" thfbifgh linVejated sequences, As he eliminated bamera setups that many other directors would have deemed necessary", we wer amdz- ed. It Was apparent that Allan Dwah was editing as, he directed. Only a clear mental picture of each scene, and the way it would cut into the'celluloid jigsaw pUz- zle, could permit him to cut as he shot. And, only a mind that could tailor each . segment to blend its tempo and mood with other segments so they would fit together With, smooth continuity into one huge, imaginary mural could gamble a fortune on its own artistry. » * « Great gaps 'of script scenes yet- to-be-filmed would 'have to be dove-tailed into scenes being created, fusing into an even flow of action and thought. Such craftsmanship borders on genius, In a brief interlude between takes, we talked with Allan Dwan. Perhaps, in time, the performance of near-miracles becomes so commonplace to a man like Dwan that he is inclined to sell them short. When we mentioned his on-the-spot cutting, he smiled and dismissed it with a modest, "Just a matter of keeping a pair of scissors in your head at all times!" He neglected to tell us how many years it takes to learn how, where and when to use 'em! Algona'4 fasf-««pis!rlf baseball team suffered ,two; defeats during the week*' Fomt City dowrted the locals,/Mr m -a tight one, and Estheryille.hafidgd, the Grays their first loss in the Northern Iowa -.Southern Minnesota loop, 5-3, Sunday,night. Algona remained in'the- top spot in the loop with a 4-1 mark. Esther- villa and Jackson were second with 2-2 records, * * * Twe htfridwa and' six Civilian Conservation Corps workers were, scheduled to arrive in Bancroft sometime this week to" Begin tHe business of cleaning out drainage ditches. A barracks, hospital, officers' quarters and other 1 build' ings were efected at the north edge of the town on old highway 169 to house and serve the men. Twelve of the 206 were from Kossuth County. * '*••*' Four Kossuth bfltfermakets were among the top ten ifi Iowa State -Brand Creameries in the state, according to an arihoUnce- ment made at Mason City during the annual meeting of the organization. Martin Bleich, Titonka, Irvin L. Seeman, Algona, L. E. Roetman, Burt, and Fred N. Thies, Bancroft, were the men chosen for the top spots. • ' * ' * . , * Whittemore had a big celebration on the docket set for July 4, Among the many features were two baseball games, a chicken dinner and supper, children's sports, merry-go-round, games and concessions. The evening entertainment was to be 20 rounds of boxing. * * * Turkey thieves were prowling in the Union Township area. One woman reported loss of 20 birds which v.fe taken right from her front yard. I 20 YESES' AGO IN rue A Phoenix, Arizona man, G. L. Pettit, announced plr<ns for a new theater to be built west of the Kent Motor Co. building on State street. (Location of the Algona Theater). The contract had been let to H. R. Cowan & Son.for a structure which was to seat 700 patrons, and September 15 was set as the grand opening date. (The theater was completed, operated as the State, later sold to N. C. Rice and operated as the New Call following destruction pi the old Call by fire, and later burned to the ground, being replaced by the present Algona Theater). rf * * : ' Fenton's bank,, closed and in the hands of a receiver, paid its sixth 10 percent dividened to depositors, raising to 75 percent the total paid back since payments first started. The latest payment amounted to a total of $14,249.25 and made lots of persons happy. One 25 percent and five 10 percent payments had been mada f* AWAH* w* A0w nwaauin COUlUf I rural school .eighth graders p as j' &&&W& St ° te exam "»ations; BKCOtamg t{r an announcement from William^ Shi?! ley, county stipt. of Schools. Ruth Cruikshaflk. of But .had the tob score, a 95.8, as 16 student better. ed.90. • .'•-• , * * * W. V, fliillw, dtfter bf Al. gona's. new Ben Franklin store announced the new business would open .in, the .newly constructed Neville building, July is i The store Matured articles in the! five cent to a dollar bracket, « * * THe first bawd concert of ib| season Was on tap for ThursSavl night at the bandstand on 'th6l courthouse lawn. A nine-number! program was scheduled, including! a couple of real favorites -~ 'iQrt! the Good Ship Lollipop" And! ."There is a Tavern in the ToWn,"l . Xnrioiiricefhent was made all Algona law offices w close Friday and Saturday so lhe| barristers cofild attend the law-l yers 1 chautauqua • at. Spirit Lake! It was a yearly event, and attehd-l ed by lawyers from all over thc| 'state. * * * Barry's softball team, not to. well up in the standings earlj 1 in the league season, had suddehlyl become a ,• threat for the loopf crown. Four straight wins gavd the team an 8-4 record, only fl game and a half from the flrsU place Hub Clothiers team, wtfkn had a 10-3 mark. RCA was, iri second with an 8-3 record. THl girls' kittenball teams had bl_. formed, and were set to play gam-1 es on Tuesday and Thursday! nights, preceding the mens' con-| tests. 0-D-M Classifieds Pay Dividehdi TUNE IN! -To The Best On The Air Waves KSMN 1010 On Your Dial MASON CITY ALGONA HAMPTON Studio in Algona YOUR 'LISTENING SCHEDULE (Daily Except Sunday) 8:00 to 8:15 A.M.—Algona Area News. ,10:00 to 10:15 A.M.—Algona. Area News plus National, .••-.! . • • • «i;> •)0/I*>ternatipnal and Iowa News,;;, IO:1S to 11:00 A.M 1 .—f he Algbna Hour. 12:00 to 12:30 Noon—News Rourid-up and Farm Markets. 3:30 to 4:00 P.M—The Jack Buis Show. Starts Saturday — 10:15 A.M. A Special Program You'll Like — Be Sure To Tune In! f % Who's showing its \ heels to /he ' high-priced cars? The Motoramic Chevrolet! The other low-priced , cars aren't eVen in '•, the running I «ancl you're gone! Jo. I ln-r.iu.-i,' il I?, ,i well-beiitt'Jt patii is no pio'^i it's the right one. NX til Air Sperl Coup*. With tod/ |>y fiibtr. IT'S EXCITEMENT ON WHEELS! The light turns green.., you nudge the accelerator ever so gently . . , and you're gone! That's the way il is in the Motoramic Chevrolet. When your toe says "Let's go," a hoodful of horsepower explodes into action, putting a new kind of fun in your driving life! RECORD-SMASHING ACTION I That's what you get with Chevrolet's new "Turbo-Fire V8"! In the recent NASCAR* stock car competition, at Daytona Beach, Chevrolet showed its heels to all other low-priced cars. In the one-mile straightaway run, the first two cars -and six of the first ten —were Chevrolets! And in acceleration runs from a standing start against all comers, .Chevrolet beat all other low-priced' cars — and every high- priced car except onel TREAT YOURSELF TO ADVENTURE Come in and drive the car that is making 1955 famous for fun-lka Motoramic Chevrolet. , »NQliona( Aiwtiol/oB hr Stock Cor Ma lacing) STEALING THE THUNDER FROM THE HIGH-PRICED SOUTHWEST OF COURTHOUSE SQUARE MOTOR CO. PHON6

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