The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 30, 1955 · Page 40
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, June 30, 1955
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(Iff.) Upper Dei Mftiftti Thursday, June 30, 1955 De$ mome$ HOW COULD THIS BEi A United Press dispatch from Washington has this to say about the financial status of the U. S. government. "In the tenth 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, 1946, 10 months after the shooting actually stopped. Treasury figures for the first 11 months of the fiscal year 1955 show the public debt 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 House 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 docs, some of the myths of Ih'- 1 past several years will fade away in a hurry. * * * MATRIMONY — CHIEF AIM! Decorah Public Opinion — A recent survey among G27 girls in various women's colleges showed that the major preoccupation of a large majority 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 iound 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 \vqrpvn,. ( This is only as it should be, since studies by psychiatrists indicate that women arc happier caring for their families and carrying on normal home life than they arc competing in the world of business us their primary activity. * * * He had a firm chin, but lately the firm had added a couple of partners. — Rockwell City Ad- pocate. + * * Many a man is always on his toes because Jus wife is always on his heels. — Dapenport Times. JMgmitt Upper pics Boniest 111 E. Call Street—Phone 1100—Algona, Iowa Entered as second class matter at the postofllce at Algona, Iowa, under Act of Congress of March (i, 187U Issued Thursdays in lf)f)5 By THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Managing Editor C. S. ERLANDER, Advertising Manager NATION A L 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 -_ $3.00 Boui Algeria pupi/i's. in c'ombination. per vear $5 00 Single C'juit-h .". ."_"_"/ 10c SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year in advance $401 Botn Algoiuj |<aii«rs in ccimtination, one year . 16 00 No subiciiption lets than 6 months. ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, pt-i inch 6of OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER LOSING SENSE OF HUMOR? "America is losing its sense of humor and yet humor is vital to both business success and the mental health of everyone", said a speaker before the Des Moines Advertising Club recently. lie made a very good point. There is no necessity fur any of us to walk around with a forced giin 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 loo 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, w-.o have definitely lost something. As a matter of fact have you noticed as you tune in on the radio between (i 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 ihe 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 lay people who have little interest in 'politics he is gradually building up a reputation as an erratic and undepenclable 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 lie is running for. lie ruined himself witli 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 lie- fore lie 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 Iloegh's team. Having also alienated members of the Executive Council he finds himself almost alone down jn the state house. It is loo bad because the Republican party is slipping as a result. Responsible citi/.ens 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 do/en or so Republican parlies now operating in the state into a united and strong Republican parly again." We had high hopes that Governor Hoegh might be the one to IMIMU about this union. But instead he is just selling up anther Republican party. Me hasn't even held the Ueurdsley Republicans who gave him Ins 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 o\vn ranks that so far they have been unable to tak'. 1 advantage of the oppoi tnnity. 1 : V * STABILIZING FARM PRICES? Grundy Center Register — K/ra Benson, in a .speech lo a group of newspaper publishers recently made this statement: "Farm income has been sta- bilised now for .some moiith>. Of course, it will vary by crops and product--. Hut of one tiling you can be certain. The better fanners will make money . . . good mon.-y. The more efficient the farmer, the better job In does, the more money he will make because theit is real opportunity in agriculture today. I'm in favor of a system of flexible price supports, beeausi il i- to the nation's best interest, as we'll a- ih'- U M mtere.-ts of the. farmers." Granted that an i fi'icient farmer will make more money than an inefficient livestock producer, with a drop in pi ice of H.V , even, the best lainiei isn't going to make much if anything. Tile merchant m \ know> thai to remain solvent, he must have .it leaM a i'l) per cent profit in his merchandise to pay ins overhead, operating co.-is, and lo permit him lo make a small return on his investment and labor. The same la line uf a I'ai•mini,; operation. » * * If we should repeal all the regulatory laws on our statute book- and enloice only tile Ten Commandments, in \< >- than a d-c.ide v.v would become the mo.-t law-abiding nation on cailh. —Adair News The man who smiles indulgently at the sight o| a youngster with no.— pn-ss.'d against a toy Miop Window, should .net a ghmp,-,e ot hi> oWii face at the Auto Sh.'-,v — Hawarden Independent 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 squirrel.-, 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 lasl week, ducks. Mamie certainly cheated Wildlifer Sen. Neuberger of some nice indignant-sounding headline when she look it upon herself to have a mallard hen returned to the south fountain on the White House grounds. If the First Lady had unwillingly ordered the duck to th>.' kitchen slaughter when Joan Moaney. the President's valet, caught the wild bird for her, " would have been real duck soup for issue-wise fellows like Neuberger. If that duck were roaste.l. 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, lich 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 suppos>'. you'll be reading about brutality to bellies. The other day. Rep. Phillips H California lambasted the Atomic Energy Commission for "immoral" practices against beetli.- Reason for his accusation: T'M. AEC has been making the beetle.- sterile in tests for alomic 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 Ihe statue of their patron Saint Andrew Jackson, in Lafayette Square. The statue is crumbling a:i:l about, ready to collapse. The niuxxlc loaders at its base are in the slate of rot. The bitter defender of Jackson wrote: "Is it possible that dry rot is undermining the party as well as the memorial to one of its patron saints?" v >:< >:•• Montana's Sen. Murray is another who's troubled by statues. He wrote his Norwegian constituents last week that a bill has been 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." Hut, according to Norwegian Embassy here should be, "Eirikson." Well, the statue's finished, name's etched into its base. It is spelled: "F.inccsson" . the it The LETTERS TO THE EDITOR lit BABY BANTER By BROWN'S DAIRY You can tell Class by what's in the glass ! Sure! But you can't see inside of everything! Year guests will ALWAYS approve your choice of CARNATION milk. LIKE DAIRY ISSUE Akotia Upper D. - M.,!mv. Algona, luwa Gentlemen: We have rea.l a copy of the June !Mh JSMI* o! t! e Ali;ona Upper Des Mom, -. IH •','.> pa per. and ! a- u-ual we ai <• n. it in the least | disappointed. We \ on did i ;. most f.-xee!lr.|it ;ol.) iii !his June I Dairv Month -pivia 1 edition. We e.-peelal!v like tin- way .so many of li:;. 1m.-iin--s establishments m Ki'-.-ut!i C'oimly eame j Hi lo lend their support In the I dairv !:-:merV work, and June j Dairv AI ml!: I We eoimi ill;!,ile \-. ,11 and yoilt i bu.-.ine-- e>tal.)bsliiiH-nts tor Ilii- eXeellen! j-'b v.u l>aV" dime ..lid we are .-lire :-ueh publicity will l.eip!;,- in ih,. -all! o! dairy pioduet- S;r,,-..|-,-!\ v ,ur-, Frank !•'. Barki-r Mana.ui-r !i i\', a Dai:-\- Jndu li \ Coin. D> .- Mnim-. I..wa Riverdcile 4-H Pick Fair Entry Th" regular meetmi; o| the Riv- cl'dal,- Ku.Mleis 4-H Hub Unit I v.'.v In Id in ihf Si. Joe Hall June All mi mbi i.- voted fur Junior ' and S, mm Di-inoint: atmn teams j toi 1-1 iiinl'. t.m Wmii' i s for the Junioi ;;iil.-, weiv: Kaien Zeimet ! and B-.-ltv Wanner: ar.d lor the H. mm ^:i)-. Alma 111^ ;.nc.i Lois I Wdllon- Shoryll lledinu and Lois \\illtin\j, u,iv\ .1 ii'p,i 1 .t on their trip to ramp. i Ai h MI P.i -i Miami ^,i\v a talk ; .ii.d D.,mn, linimu ::,,\- ( - a de.m- j <•'••• li--::.-i. A d,-liea,:,- liineh fol- '"•"-' ' ; '•'•'• i..i'''l!iu;, M/: ved by .'•"• '•' ••-' - •'' '• - Ann K,ii;lhaas, eh...:, i- --I.'; J'.,.ib..i., Thul. Behind The Movie Sets WITH BUDDY MASON "The face on the cutting-room floor!" This expression is heard frequently wherever movie tal- ont gathers. Roughly, it means tluit an actor in a film had most cf 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 .-equencus 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 lie in the final exhibition-cut. * * * Of course, Ihis always calls for .-•creams of "favoritism," "building a star at the sacrifice of My best scenes," and "jealousy of my performance!" There havo 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 ne's spent. The best footage stays m. 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 done- mentally, during a film's shouting 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 B.-nMid P."«eax>« at R.K.O., do much of the editing of a film u.j.n menial pictures of eni-'h scene and its relationship to Uncompleted story. This faculty is invaluable to a producer. With .-••hooting time measured by hundreds of dollars per minute, a director like Swan can save a young fortune in shots that are NOT made! •i- * 4 Less experienced directors attempting this feat frequently find they've leit tile cutter with no "protection shots" when the ac- tion must be condensed by culling. With retakes costing as much, or more, than the original shooting lime, they learn too late the lessons learned by the Allan Dwans through the yeais when the techniques of today were being perfected. * * # We recently wafched Mr. Dwan as he maneuvered John Payne, Ronald Reagan, Rhonda Klpming, Coleen Gray and the hand-picked cast of "Tennessee's Partner" through unrelated sequences. As he eliminated camera setups that many other directors would have deemed necessary, we wer amax- ed. It was apparent that Allan Dwan was editing as he directed. Only a clear mental picture of each scene, and the way it would cut into the celluloid jigsaw pu/- xle, 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-filmcd 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-miracl'.'s becomes so commonplace to a man like Dwan that he is inclined to sell them short. When we mentioned his on-the-spot cutting, lie smiled and dismissed it with a modest, "Just a matter of keeping a pair of scissor> in your hea-'l at all times!" He neglected lo tell us how many years it takes to .learn how, where and when to use 'em! 20 YEARS AGO Algona's fast-stepping semi-pro baseball team suffered two defeats during the week. Forest City clowned the locals, 2-1, In a tight one, and Estherville handed 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. * * * Two hundred 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 buildings were erected at the north edge of the town on old high- wav Hi!) to house and serve the men. Twelve of the 20(5 were from Kossuth County. w * * Four Kossuth bullermakers were among the top ten in Iowa State Brand Creameries in the state, according to an announcement made at Mason City during the annual meeting of the organ- isation. Martin Bleich, Tilonka. Irvin L. Seeman. Algona, L. K. Roetman, Burl, and Fred N. Thies. Bancroft, were the men chosen for the top spots. * * * Whillemore 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. * S * Turkey thieves were prowling m the Union Township area. One woman reported loss of 20 birds which were taken right from her Jront v.,rd. A total of 195 Kossuth county rural school eighth graders passed the annual state examinations, according to an announcement from the office of William Shirley, county supt. of schools. Ruth Cruikshank ot But had the top score, a 95.8, as 16 student bettered 90. * * * W. V. Butler, owner 6f Algona's new Ben Franklin store, announced the new business would open in the newly constructed Neville building, July 13. The store featured articles in the five cent to a dollar bracket. * * • The first band conceit of the season was on lap for Thursday night at the bandstand on the courthouse lawn. A nine-number program was scheduled, including a couple of real favorites — "On the Good Ship Lollipop" and "There is a Tavern in the Town." * * * Announcement was made that all Algona law offices would close Friday and Saturday so the barristers could attend the lawyers' chautauqua at Spirit Lake. It was a yearly event, and attended by lawyers from all over the state'. * * • Barry's Softball team, not too well up in the standings early in the league season, had suddenly become a tin cat for the loop crown. Four straight wins gave the team an 8-4 record, only a game and a half from the first place Hub Clothiers team, which had a 10-3 mark. RCA was in second with an 8-3 record. Three girls' kittenball teams had been formed, and were set to play games on Tuesday and Thursday nights, preceding the mens' contests. U-D-M Classifieds Pay Dividend) IN THfc A Phoenix, Arizona man, G. L. Pettit, announced phjns f >r a new theater to be built \ve-t oi the Kent Motor Co. btnldiiu on State street. (Location •>! tin Aluona Theater/. The rontract had been let to 11. R. (.'..wan & Son for a structure which '.'.'a- to seat 700 patrons, and S< I'Vinber l;i was set as the grarvi opening date. (The thcatt r •.'••••.- completed, operated ;•:• '.'.•• Sta'i . later sold to X. C. Mire and operated as the New Call following 'destruction of ti.e old Call by fire, and later binned to the ground, being replaced by the present Algona Theater). Fenton's bank, closed and in the hands of a receiver, paid its sixth 10 percent dividend! to depositors, raisin,; la 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 "") pert'L-n! and five 10 percent payment- I'.;: I be.>n mac:e. i 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 lo 10:15 A.M.—Algona Area News plus National, International and Iowa News. 10:15 lo 11:00 A.M.—The Algona Hour. 12:00 Jo 12:30 Noon—News Round-up and Farm Markels. 3:30 lo 4:00 P.M.—The Jack Buis Show. Starts Saturday — 10:15 A.M. A Special Program You'll Like — Ba Sure To Tune In ! Who's showing its \ heels to the high-priced cars? The Motoramic Chevrolet! Tfie other low-priced cars aren't even in , • V the running! and you're gone! tl Air Span Coupt. With Sod/ by Fufnn ITS 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 hooilt'ul of horsepower explodes into action, putting a new kind of fun in your driving life! RECORD-SMASHING ACTION! 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 ol the first ten — were Chevrolet! And in acceleration runs from a standing start against all comers, Chevrolet heat all other low-priced cars — and every high- priced car except one! TREAT YOURSELF TO ADVENTURE Come in and drive the car that is making 1955 famous for jun— the Motoramic Chevrolet. •Nglionql Auoclalioo la' Slock Car Auto (ncingi 'ss STEALING THE TilUNDEU I'KOM THE U1GU-PWCED CARS! KOSSUTH MOTOR CO. SOUTHWEST OF COURTHOUSE SQUARE PHONE 200 t

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