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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, July 7, 1955
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T (la.) Upper DM Motnai Thursday, July 7, 1955 THE WHEAT MEN VOTE tn the 36 states that grow wheat, the farmers indicated by a 77 percent -aiajority just what they think of a price support program administered by the Dept. of Agriculture. They are all for it. They did not have an easy choice. They could let the USDA limit their wheat acreage and get government supported prices for next year's crop. Or they could plant as much acreage as they liked and take a chance on a free market. The "free market" is what Secretary Benson has been advocating ever since he took office. The wheat farmers went for acreage control and a guaranteed support price in a big way. They still do not have reason to be overly optimistic. This year the support price of wheat is $2.12 a bushel. Next year's crop will be supported at only $1.81 a bushel. As one wheat grower said: "Well get less, but we know what the bottom will be, and we also know that while we get less, people will be paying just as much or more for the processed wheat products. Somebody's doing all right but it ain't the wheat growers." Misguided Missiles by Chon Day PEEK AT THE FUTURE Those of us who are able to stick around this dangerous old world for another 20 years will be able to lean on our canes and watch a changed world go by—if a survey made by the Prudential Insurance Co. of America proves correct. Experts in various fields were quizzed, and here are a few of their major predictions for 2U years hence, if the H-bomb stays in its roost: Atomic power will bring cheap electricity everywhere, sterilize food, fight disease and serve as a fuel. Gas-turbine automobiles will' roam the highways, atomic engines will run ships and locomotives; transatlantic planes will carry 200 passengers at 750 miles an hour. Radio telephones will be carried in the pocket; TV will come in on home telephones. Heart disease, cancer and the common cold will be ended or nearly ended (provided there are no Mrs Hobby snafus). There will be fewer but larger farms with most of the chores done by automation. (Secy. Benson has already made a start toward the fewer farms). Nobody said anything about getting your food via capsules or finding a substitute for the ancient system of race propagation. It's all a little frightening, this march of progress prospect. * * * Up in Vermont the Republican'state 'commillee offered a plaque to the town which sent the biggest percentage of its registered voters to the polls. Waterville won, with 202 of its 213 registered voters going to the polls. Only thing was that Waterville elected a Democrat as its representative in the legislature. Waterville, incidentally, is still waiting for the plaque from the Republican state committee. a 3Hpper pK's Quince 111 E. Call Street—Phone 1100—Algona, Iowa Entered as second class matter at the postofftce at Algona, Iowa, under Act of Congress ol March 3, 1679. Issued Thursdays in 1955 By THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Managing Editor C. S. ER LANDER, Advertising Manager "INFLATION HAS BEEN HALTED!" The current round of strikes and wage increases in industrial centers is being well publicized. Not so the basic reasons that are causing them. . Some months back, the President in one of his speeches, flatly stated that "inflation has been halted" in summarizing the accomplishments of his administration to date. That would be fine if it were only so. The stock market has been on a binge for weeks, reminescent of the boom in the late nine teen twenties. Without much ballyhoo, prices ol many commodities have edged upward. July first for example, cost of all paper with the exception of newsprint increased. Many corporation annua' reports for the past year show that will a lower volume of business the margin of profit has widened. Railroads are an exception. There is nothing wrong with profit; business must have it to survive. But without any" seeming form of econdVnic control or leadership from the top level in government, the tendency has been to gouge while yqu can. Big business gets bigger; little business finds itself being squeezed against the wall in many instances. Thus, it is not too surprising to find that well organized unions with a knowledge of what is going on, want to get in on this economic spiral too. And they are. The only section of the economy which is not included in this spiral is the agricultural. And that could prove to be the Achilles heel. In the entire picture of the present administrative setup one pattern emerges very clearly — preferential treatment of one economic group. Organized labor can see this clearly, and is determined to keep pace through means of its strongest weapon, the strike. i Fortunately for us, if you take a somewhat pessimistic view of where the present trend may lead us, we have built into our economic system during the past 20 years,, a few things 'that tend to cushion or offset any genera] decline in private income. They include, to name a few, such things as the banking acts which include the Federal Deposit Insurance program, the social security acts, housing acts, export-import bank which can stimulate foreign trade, and similar measures. We could find them most convenient to have around if this proves to be another deadly cycle of boom and bust. It is all very well to present a continual administrative outlook of milk and honey during this period of government by absenteeism. It is also a time to hope that we are all not to busy to think. The Travelers Safely Service Behind The Movie Sets WITH. BUDDY MASOtf Like grab-bags? Eva* woftder what's in a columnists rnaiu That's answering an unasked question by asking two more! If you'd care to .peek over our shoulder, while your Hollywood errand-boy digs his way out of today's mail, just pull up a spare mailman and make yourself at home. , Our regular letter carrier has always eyed us as a minor postal affliction. Now, we've graduated into the "biting dog" and 'samples of soldering lead" category since adding a Television column to our duties. Daily, he dumps an assortment of letters, cards, publicity releases and sucker-list mail at our corner. He then trudges back to the drop-box for a bag refill. We are certain that he suspects us of answering those "you can get a big mail for only lOc" ads! * * * Sorting the day's delivery is our first step. Air-mail comes "Now it's developed a sluggishness going down hill." REAL ENEMIES OF FREEDOM Osage Press — Our heritage of liberty can "be lost in a single generation." Nearly a thousand State University o£ Iowa graduates and hundreds of parents and friends heard this warning at the university's annual commencement exercises Friday. N ATI ON A I 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 Both Algona papers, in combination, per year — $5.00 Single Copies — - — lOc SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year in advance , $4.01 Both Algona papers in combination, one year —. $6.00 No subscription less than 6 months. ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per inch - — — 63c OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER The graduates were listening to Arthur F. Corey, executive secretary of the California Teacher's association, who gave the commencement address. Mr Corey sounded the clearest warning that has been heard in Iowa this year against those who emphasize conformity of thoughts and ideas, regardless of the price that must be paid. He lashed out against "the extremists on both the left and i the right," properly calling them enemies of freedom and characterizing them us "primitives." We arc indebted to Mr Corey for this new definition of a very descriptive term. It fits equally those radicals of the Democratic and Republican parties und the radicals of the communist and socialist groups, all of whom "would enforce conformity with a club. Whether lending a mob or sitting on a throne, the primitive crowns himself with infallibility." "A man," Mr Corey continued, "may wear strange clothes, or live in a .strange house, and no one cures much. But lot it be known that he thinks strange thoughts, and the: faggots of gossip, rumor and hatred begin to pile up around him." One of the most hateful breeds in our political life is the reformed communist who switches sides for pecuniary or social motives. Mr Corey blasted these people in no uncertain terms, describing them properly as "enemies of freedom." "Good Americans are disgusted at the fact that one sure way to win respect and avoid suspicion in many official circles is to confess to having been a former These turncoats who were so wrong a few years ago are probably just us wrong today." We appluudc the University of Iowa for its courage in inviting u speaker of Mr Corey's convictions. We think it a shame, however, that no one in Iowa could Ife found to speak out uguinst this danger which is so much greater than many of us believe. Sen. Henry (Scoop) Jackson, of Washington, the Senate's No. 1 amateur baseball player, is still on a "beauty" diet — fruit salad and yogurt with honey . . . President Eisenhower's free membership at the Gettysburg Country Club includes a locker room with table and chairs, locker for clothes and two shower stalls, also the use of an electric go-cart which usually rents for $6 per 18 holes . . . Bad. aim of the Hill's tobacco- chewers has forced the Capitol custodians to install large urns to replace the small, squat spittoons . . . All of Washington is looking for a lost cornerstone. It was laid in 1821 by President Monroe and belongs to the Georgetown Presbyterian Church. It contains coins of 1820, medallions of George Washington and some valuable old documents ... It costs the White House $278 a day for soap, insecticides, and laundrying linens and napkins. » * » Expecl lo get another rise from Sen. Neely of West Virginia about Ike's religion. The President recently lent his voice to a recording of the National Presbyterian Church' congregation, to be released at the Christmas season. The songs, "Hark the Herald Angels Sing" and "O Come All Ye Faithful," will be distributed commercially . . .' Ike's brother, Milton, up at Pennsylvania State University, has another thing in common With the President — bursitis ... Rep. John H. Ray of New York (no relative of the singer) hat introduced a bill that would have til holidays fall on Mondays to give us more "long" weekends. The Pentagon restaurants and cafeterias dish out 500 gallons of soup a day — and 8,000 doughnuts . . . We haver two congress- Tien doubling in Bass. They are Rep. Pei kins Ba^s of New Hampshire, and Rep. Ross Bass of Ten^-see . . . Overheard in the Senate visitor's gallery while Sen. Lehman rjf New York talked at length on a banking bill: "What lobby does Wac surplus panties?" and "Why did it cost $300 to send a cable on the !ove life of goats?" and so forth. By comparison, in 1940, investigations cost taxpayers only $170,260 ... There've been 115 Smiths in the U. S. Congress. We now have six on the Hill . . . There's a bill up to have women's pictures on U. S. currency. Last time a lady made the grade was in the pre- Civil War days when Martha Washington appeared on some greenbacks . . . Hardly a week goes by lhal a .etter isn't addressed to "The Washington Senators, Capitol Hill, Washington, D. C." Its meant for the baseball team of the same name . . . The Capitol is still getting mail addressed to Davy Crockett sters recently Two young- asked a guide which was Davy's seat in the House. He didn't know, but the truth is that in Rep. Crockett's day, the House met in Statuary Hall. Overheard at an embassy luncheon: "What has Ambassador Clare Luce got that I huve'nt got?" And the reply: "She has beatuy, brains and fame — and Life, Time und Fortune . . . " fii-st. Then, correspondence goes into separate stacks, envelopes bearing the names of newspaper clients, forwarded reader-mail and personal letters come next. After private mail, the rating- poll computations, preview and press bids are opened, followed by studio press releases and publicity agency announcements. Studio releases stick close to factual matter and offer many "spring-boards" for stories. An analysis of their contents gives you much piecemeal information that will add up to reader-interest fare. • * • For instance, a star reports io a studio makeup department for a facial-cast molding session. He s to age 40 years in a forthcoming picture. This suggests a story on how makeup experts try on various "aging" techniques on models rather than on the star's face, while he perfects the makeup he'll use. Or, a certain director, who favors mood lighting, is assigned a cinematographer that is known to you to be partial to "hot" lighting. Just the two names, on the same staff, auger lengthy lighting hassels. In defending his position, each will gladly supply technical reasons for his stand. You'll learn many things about lighting and photography that, reduced to layman's terms, could make interesting copy. » » » Bui, back io Ihe mail! Trade papers offer a wealth of "be- ween-the-lines" facts that piece ogether for those who know the ndustry. "Names" always recal personal anecodotes and human nterest angles concerning their owners. A leading lady who loathes gunfire is cast in a Western. This means that the unit propmah will be busy filling shells with light charges of flash powder and tamping in talcum powder for the "smoking gun effects. Many of the sounds of shots will have to be dubbed in, a You finish checking the "trades" and'sort out your leads, Phone checking the best of them, yq,u engage in a "fishing expedition" at the same time. Finally, you get the most promising yarn tied together. „ , , Then. you.turn lo "holds", or information of general interest, usable at later dates after additional digging. There's an annual report of the Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. from the Wally Wales office. There s a card enclosed that reads Clarke H. Wales. (Wo had always thought that the nickname of this famous public relations expert was derived from the name Wallace.) There is literature from Father James Keller's commendable Christophers' Film project A few biographies are processec for the files. After this, you sor the current issues of clients pa pers and check for marked copy The remaining mail contains ! card from Smiley Burnette in Springfield, Mo., announcing th gala ope'ning of a second Burn ette's Checkered-Shirt Drive-In Sandwich Shop, in Springfield, Mo. And we have overlooked an expensive looking square envelope. Well, what do you know; It's an invitation to the wedding of Editor Tony De Marco of Gerald Deal's Los Angeles group of publications. Tony is marrying Miss Donna Lee Harper. Hope we can be there! That's all the important mail. The rest? Ads, circulars and sales offers Oh, yes! We mustn't forget the bills. Somehow, we just can't learn how to type in the dark! was opening a drain/ditch bs f the Bailey Store, and when t depth of about seven feet, ti ide caved in and burled Fra ight up to the neck. Fortunate John Bailey was standing by, a ummoned help .immediate Outside of a scratched arm, Fra was hardly injured. He was hap that he wasn't leaning over wh the collapse occuredi It'Tfe hi chances are he would have be| juried alive. » * « For the second lime during Jj present season, Forest City's basj j.all team measured the Algo Greys. They turned the tirck, 4 at Kanawha, and were set to vij the locals h,ere Thursday. Algol was still on top of the heap the Southern Minnesota-Northe] Iowa League with only one cO feat, at the hands of Esthervilj on the books. » * « A washoul on Ihe Milwauk Road, near Fort Atkinson, dela| ed the Tuesday morning we; bound train, for several Jiou Seven hundred feet of track w destroyed by the water. * * * An all-time hi^h x record of n« car and truck sales was racked in the county during the month June. A total of 114 new vchic were sold by dealers during t period. Our monthly average been over that figure for time now. * * * Intermittent rains and wat weather and a hail storm in t, Titonka area provided most the weather news during t week. There had been no es mate made of damage to cro but it was thought losses we not too severe. About a half in of rain fell in Algona during t five days reported. •ing t age i >r SMI HOSPITALS he represent'.'" A little girl overheard telling a friend at Congressional Library: "Do you know if you read six books an hour foi 100 years, you couldn't read ul- the books here?" She was correct. * * « Congress has spent more than $2,000.000 for investigating thing' like ''Who sold 14,000 pairs o June 23—Mrs Eva M. Griffith, Algona, medical (expired); Mrs Don McCarthy, Algona, girl, 10-8, June 24 — Diane Hovey, Lone ock, medical; Mrs B. J. Brad- 'ord, Algona, medical; Frank Tietz, Algona, medical; Russell From the files of the Algona Upper Des Moines July 4, 1935 * * . * Mads Christiansen, manager of the Algona Cooperative Creamery, was re-elected president of Iowa State Brand Creameries. Inc., at the annual meeting held at Mason City last week. The reelection was a tribute to the splendid work Mads had done foi the local creamery and with the state organization. Mads has won a lot of honors since then and has added to his fame, also. * * * Up at Fenton, Frank McFal met with an accident that mos men don't live to tell about. He * * * Algona's city council was set send application to the feds government for aid to help p for the resurfacing of Stale stre from Jones to Hall. After the ral group investigated the p ect, it was estimated the offici n Washington might be will o pay.45 percent of the freig t was known here that if overnment would give its sistance — Algona would reac accept it. « » • Clyde Miller's Rodeo was to come to Algona for a four- appearancei July 18-21, at fairgrounds, with four even and one afternoon performanc the agenda. Tough bucking h es, wild Brahma steers and i mous western riders Were set help portray the days of Buff. Bill. And the clowns were we derful. Wonder how they got that barrel so fast. * * • A Titonka woman, Mrs'A. Peterson, suffered a broken ai in a curious way. While washi walls and using a chair for a IB der, she accidentally came contact with an electric outl The jolt knocked her off t chair, and as a result, she \v carrying her arm around in sling. Waller, AI surgery; Mrs Robert McCarthy, Bancroft, sur- ry. June 25—Mrs Sylvester Brace, LuV't-i ne, 8-4'2. June 26—Mrs Harlan Herbcrs, Wells. Minn., girl, 7-7 l i; Mrs Ben Widen, Curwilh, girl, 7-8'.-i. June 27—Mrs Herbert Adams, Jr., West Bend, girl, 8; Mrs Kathrvn Thilgcs, Algona, medical; Frank Chirk, Titonka, medical: Mr.; Matthew Fridercs, Algona, medical. June 28—Mrs Francis Fandel, Whittemore-, girl, 7-4; Mrs Herbert Kayser, Ottusen, buy, lj- :l .'c. Mr.-. Leslie Calkins, l.uVerne, girl; Howard C. Stodciard, LuVerne. accident; Mrs Hurry Lenz, Livermore, maternity; Mrs William Cambell, West Bond, maternity; Mrs Yalli Tnbon, Algona, medical. 50 million times a day at home, at work or on the way There's nothing like a BABY BANTER By BROWN'S DAIRY Your technique is simply marvelous! 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