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I 4-AI««fta (In.) Uppef »ti MftlM* thowdoy, July 7,1955 tte$ Utome$ TH6 WHIAT MiN VOTE In the 36 states that grow wheat, the farmers indicated by a 77 percent majority just what they think of a price support program administered by the Dcpt. 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, lake 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: "We'll 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." 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 quiz/ed, and here are a few of their major prediclions for 20 years hence, if Ihe H-bomb stays in its roost: Alomic power will bring cheap elcclricity 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 litllc frightening, this march of progress prospect. * * * Up in Vermont the Republican state'committee offered a plaque to Ihe town which sent the biggest percentage of its registered volcrs 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. tipper pcs 111 E. Call Street—Phone 1100—Algona, Iowa Entered as second class matter at the postottice at Algona, Iowa, under Act of Congress of March 3, 187i). 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!" NATIONAL EDITORIAL AFFILIATE MEMBER MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE Weekly Newspaper Representatives, Inc. 920 Broadway, New York tO, N. Y. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO. One Year. In advance $3.00 Both Algona papers, in combination, per year S5 00- Single Copies J. lOc SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year in advance j4 01 Both Algona papers in combination, one year St> 00 No subscription less trmn 6 months. ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per inch 63c OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER Misguided Missih by Clion Dny The current round of strikes and wage increases in industrial centers is being well publicized. Not so the basic reasons that arc causing them. Some months buck, the President in one of his speeches, flatly slated thai "inflation has been halted" in summari/.ing the accomplishments of his administration lo date. That would be fine if il were only so. The stock market has been on a binge for weeks, rcminescent of the boom in the late nineteen 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 annual reports for the past year show thai with a lower volume of business tho margin of profit has widened. Railroads arc an exception. There is nothing wrong with profit; business must have it to survive. But without any seeming form of economic control or leadership from the top level in government, the tendency has been to gouge while you can. Big business gets bigger; liltle business finds itself being squeezed against Die wall in many instances. Thus, il is not loo surprising lo 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 Ihe 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. Fortunately for us. if you lake 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 lhat tend to cushion or offset any general 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. + * * REAL ENEMIES OF FREEDOM The Travelers Sofety Service Behind The Movie Sets WHPM BUDDY MASON •'Now it's developed a siuaciisJiress going dov/n hill." Sen. Henry (Scoop) Jackson, of Washington, the Senate's No. 1 amateur baseball player, is still on a "beauty" diet — fruit salaci and yogurt with honey . . . President Eisenhower's free membership at the Gettysburg Country Club includes a locker nmm with table and chairs, lockci !'<>; clothes and two shower stalls. also the use of an electric go-cart which usually rents for $6 PCT 18 holes . . .' Bad aim of the Hill's tobiitro- chtwers has forced the Capital custodians to install large um.- 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 lh... Georgetown Presbyterian Chun'!'.. It contains coins of 1820, medallions of George Washington ana some valuable old docurrents ... It costs the White House $278 a day for soap, insecticides, and laundrying linens and napkins. \Vae surplus panties?" and "Why did it cost S300 to send a cable on the love 1 forth. By eompur vestiyat ions cost S 170.200 . . . There've been of goats?" ijncl so m. in 1940. in- taxpayers only in Osage Press — Our heritage of liberty can "be lost in a single generation." Nearly a thousand State University of Iowa graduates and hundreds of parents and friends heard this warning at the university's annual commencement 'exercises Friday. The graduates wore listening lo 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 the right," properly calling them enemies of freedom and characterizing them as "primitives." We are indebted to Mr Corey for this new definition of a very descriptive term. It fits equally those radicals of the Democratic and Republican parties and the radicals of the communist and socialist groups, all of whom "would enforce conformity with a club. Whether leading 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 cares much. But let it be known that !K: 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 reformecl communist who switches sides for pecuniary or social motive's. Mr Corey blasted these people in no uncertain terms, describing them piKirH.'1'ly as "enemies of freedom." "Good Americans are disgusted at the fai ' that one suir way to win respect and avoid su. - picion in many official circles is to confess in having been a former who were so wrong a few just as wrong today." We iipplaude tin . courage in inviting a viclions. We think it one in Iowa could b( this danger which is of us believe. Expect lo get another rise from Sen. Neely of West Virginia about Ike's religion. The President recently lent his voice to a ;rcord- ing of tli'. 1 National Presbyterian Church congregation, to be released at the Christmas season. The .songs, "Hark the Herald Angels Sine" 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) has introduced a bill that would have all holidays fall on Mondays to give us more "long" weekends. The Pentagon restaurants and catVU-rias dish out 500 gallons of soup a day — and 0,000 doughnuts . . . We have two congressmen doubling in Bass. They are Hep. Pei kins Bavs of New Hampshire, and Rep. Ross Bass of Ten- ne^i-c- ... Overheard in the Senate visitors gallery while Sen. Lehman of New York talked at length on a banking bill: "What lobby does lii' represent?" ... A little girl ovei heard telling a friend at Congressional Library: "Do you know if you read six books an hour for 100 years, you couldn't read all the books here?" She was correct. £ *: ^ Congress has spent more than $2,000.000 for investigating things lilu- "Who sold 14,000 pairs of 115 Smith.? tin- U. S. Congress. We now have six on the Hill . . . There's a bill up tt> have women's pictures on L". S. currency. Last time a lady made the grade was in the pre- Civil War days when Manha Washington appeared on some greenbacks . . . Hardly a week goes by thai a h Her isn't addressed to "The Washington Senators. Capitol Hill, Washington. D. C." Its meant for the ba>ei.iall team "1 Die same name . . . The Capital is still getting mail addressed to Davy Crockett . . . Two youngsters recently asked a guide which was Davy's seal in the House, lie didn't know, but the truth is that in Hep. Crockett's flay, the House met in -Statuary Hall. Overheard at an e in b a s s y Innchi mi: "What has Amba-sa- (!.<r ("hue Lure got that 1 h.iVe'nt go!"" And the reply: "She has bc.iiuy. brains and lame -- and l.ile. Time and Fortune . . . " Like grab-bags? Ever wonder what's in a columnist's mail? 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 out- 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 10c" ads! * * * Sorting Ihe day's delivery is our first step. Air-mail comes first. Then, correspondence goes into separate slacks, envelopes bearing the names of newspaper clients, forwarded reader-mail and personal loiters 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 slick close to factual matter and offer many "spring-boards" for stories. An analysis of their contents gives you much piecemeal information that will add tip to reader-interest faro. •* » * For instance, a star reports lo a studio makeup department for a facial-cast molding session. He is 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 !':</e. while he perfects the makeup he'll use. Or, a certain director, who fav- oi~ mood lighting, is assigned a ."ii.ematographi'r 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 po: ition. each will gladly supply technical reasons for his stand. Y'-.i'll learn many things about lii'.hting and photography that, re- dr.-.vd to layman's terms, could mar... mterosting copy. owners. A loading Indy who loathes gunfire is cast in a Western. This means that the unit propman 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, later! You finish checking the "trades" and sort out your leads. Phone checking the best of them, you engage in a "fishing expedition'' at the same time. Finally, you gel Ihe most promising yarn tied together. * * * Then, you turn to "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. (We 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 commend- 'ablo Christophers' Film project. A few biographies are processed for the files. After Ibis, you sort the current issues of client's papers and check for marked copy. The remaining mail contains a card from Smiley Burnelte in Springfield, Mo., announcing the gala opening of a second Btirn- 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 Do Marco of Gerald Deal's Los Angeles group of publications. Tony is marrying Miss Donna Lee Harper. Hope we can be there! Thal'.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 karn how to type in the dark! was opening a drain ditch of the Bailey Store, and when at a depth of about seven lent, the side caved in and buried Frank right up to the neck. Fortunately. John Bi'iiU-y was standing by. .mil summoned' help immediately. Outside of a scratched arm, rrank was hardly injured. He was happy that he wasn't leaning over when the collapse oecured. If he had, chances arc he would have bet n buried alive. I. * 0 For the second time during Iho present season. Forest City's baseball team measured the Almma Greys. They turned the tirck. -1-0, at Kanawhn, and were set to visit the locals hore Thursday. Ah'.nna was still on top of the heap m the Southern Minnesota-Northern Iowa League with only one -le- feal, at the hands of Eslhcivillc, on the boohs. Bui, back lo Ihe mail! Trade u.'.pe.s olfiT a wealth of "be' \\ i i.Ti-the-linf ••" fai'ts that piec'j I".:.ether for those who know the iiniustry. "Names" always recall p. rsonal am eodotes and human inttrc.-t angles concerning their 20 YEARS AGO IN >THt : 'Hope/I $M Ttbtktt. From Ihe 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 thf annual meetine held at Mason City last week. The reelection was a tribute- to the splendid work Mads had done for the local creamery and with the suite (>rj;ani/ation. Mads has won a lot oi honors MMI.V then and has added to his fame. also. • * 0 Up at Fenlon, Frank McFall met with an accident that mn.-,t men don't live lo tell about. Ho A washout on the Road, near purl Alkin.-on. dHa — rrl the Tiusday morning wi.t- bnund train for several l.n.i]-. Seven hundred feel of track WLI-= destroyed by the water. « • « An all- lime high record of new car and truck sales was racked up in the county during the month o! June. A total of 114 now vehieles were sold by dealers durin.n ''_:'' period. Our monthly ave-saue ha/, been over thai figure for si.-.ne lime now. * * >* Intermiitenl rains and warm weather and a hail s!"nn in !h" Ti tonka area provided m<->.t of the wciitivr news durin;; the week. T!v.ie had been no estimate made of damage lo crop:;, but it was thought losses -.vie not too severe. About a half inch of lain fell in Algona duiin-; the five days reported. * * * Algona's cily council was set to send application to i!v fed -,\\\ government t"i aid to h'-!p p iv for the usiu f;.',:im: of St.-te street, from Jones to Hali. Aft' i tlv lo- >tiUated \\\,- ;•<•<>- ated the off!/-;...!--. might lie wii.Iir.r, nt o{ tK' : !•• : -M. hero lh.it :: '.!••• uld give \\ . .•-na would .i,,..:ily cal group jecl. it was in i;i\'i\-> i- .-ti Washington lo p:iy 45 pouv It w;is kr.tiuii government w sislance — - Ak'. accept it. Clyde Miller's Rodeo to come to Alliona for a appearance, .July 18-21. fairgrounds, wiih four and one afternoon perfor ar-onda. Tough bu wild Brahma steers mo'.is western riders we;. help pcrti ay the d;:ys of Bill. And the clown;; \v\ : di-rfi:l. Wonder how they thut barrel so fast. A Tilonka i Pete; Son. su: in a ci.i! ieius walls and u--; dei. she :,• contact w.t!: Th'.- joh ••<: cluiir. and a <.a.iV:n;; In i sling woman, Mrs A. M. feud a bro'.,. ; ; , ; . : . wav. While was! :n,. n !!. .-h HOSPITALS 23—Mix Eva M. Griffith, medical (expired); Mrs :h June Al-ona. Don McCarthy. Algona. June 24 — Diane II. Roe!., medical; Mis B lord. Alr.ona, iiiedi, ; TictZ, Alg'.na. UK-die: A !>','. M.-C;:r II, II. Waller, K'ibert gcry. Juno 25—Mr- LuVei ne. h iv. ; June 26—Mi Wells. M:nn.. Ben Widi n, C'.'i June 27—Mr-; Jr.. West Ben,! Kathr.'-n T:.il-< . . ical: Frank Clark, ical: Mrs M;,ttrie\\ gon.i, iiKfiieal. June 28—Mrs F WhiHemorc. girl. bert Ka\sei. Oil.: Mr.- L( she Caik'n-. Howanl (.'. S'.'idil accident; Mr.-. Han inori , Mialcrii.iv; Cam bell. We-.' 'Be Mrs Valh Tr;b >!i. ical. A!-.- 10-0 ev. Lone .1. Brad- Frank Uussell y: Mrs •-ft, sur- r Brace, 1 Icrbers, '-.-: Mr-Adams. !!; Mrs ;a, inerl- .-.a, inecl- rres, Al- 50 million times a day at home, at work or on the way */ .iiuiel, Her- r.uv.N F 7-4; Mrs. •en. i .y, ii--'i: 1 .uYi i ne. girl; ard, LuVerno '. Leu/., Liver- Mis Wiliian inl. maternity: A1.gun a, mod- There's nothing like a communist. These turncoat, years ago are probably University of Iowa for its speaker of Mr Corey's con- a shame, however, thai no found lo speak out againsl su much greater than many BABY BANTER By BROWN'S DAIRY Your technique is simply marvelous! You're hardly in the Isi grade yourself! Marvelous YOU for serving CARNATION milk . . . I'll be on YOUR team from now on ! LEGAL ADVICE? Call a ILLNESS? Call a doctor! INCOME TAX? Call an accountant! INSURANCE When you need help in planning your iiijurann- pro-irnni, you'll want the help of a proft's.Monril . . . one who makes insurant c his career! I* pays to know your STATE FARM Agent Harold C. Sundet 300 E. Elm St. Pl^no R11 Algona J. Bright, bracing taste.., ever-fresh ami sparkling. 2. A welcome bit of quick energy ,,, brings you back refreshed. JOlUtD UNDER AUTHORITY Of THE COCA-COLA COMPANY Bf MINERAL SPRINGS COCA-COLA BOTTLING COMPANY, HUMBOLDT, IOWA " '» O registered trade morV. tl) 19J5. 1HI COCA COIA

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