The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on July 14, 1955 · Page 18
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, July 14, 1955
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J-Al9dna (la.) Uppif Dis MeiftM Thursday, July 14, 1955 WE'RE ALL TORN UP - BUT WE'RE MAKING PROGRESS Algona has been getting a first class "face lifting" this summer, with the end not yet in sight if a contract is let for blacktop hard surfacing of about 100 city blocks as scheduled in a Jew weeks. There have been inconveniences, and they could get worse before they get better, but one thing is sure—Algona is receiving a number of much-needed improvements. When they are completed, the inconvenience will be soon forgotten. We have managed to gel by for a good many years without a first class installation of curbs and gutters, but we have paid a penalty for the negligence. No street improvement or maintenance program can be adequately carried out without curb and gutter, and proper drainage. And certainly streets without curb and gutter are not things of beauty. Improved sanitary and storm sewer facilities, curb and gutter, and permanent street asphalt blacktop will combine to give Algona a real lift by the seat of its pants. Our city administration has incurred occasional wrath with each step it has made. It did. in fact, incur our own opposition in the parking meter battle. However, we believe in tossing a bouquet when we think one is: deserved, and we think that the present program of street improvement and sewer and drainage improvement, has been long overdue. We are not unmindful of the fact, either, that several ex-councilmen were in favor of such improvements and helped to gel the ball rolling before their retirement. It is nice to get something of visible improvement for your tax dollar. Any program of civic improvement is bound to meet with a difference of opinion. If any city administration waited until the lime when everyone might agree on an improvement program, there would never be a program or an improvement. * * * CICERO'S ADVICE TO MANKIND Jefferson Bee — Some 2000 years ago a great Roman. Cicero, who was to become—along with his other notabilities—the nemesis of sophomore Latin classes the world over, lisled the six mistakes of man. They ara as pertinent today as they were when first uttered. If twentieth century man could rise above the six mistakes, he would find himself in a new world of physical, mental and spiritual health. Here is Cicero's list: -••*' 1. The delusion that individual advancement is made by crushing others. 2. The tendency to worry about things that cannot be changed or corrected. 3. Insisting that a thing is impossible because we cannot accomplish it. 4. Refusing to set aside trivial preferences. 5. Neglecting development and refinement of the mind, and not acquiring the habit of reading and .studying. 6. Attempting to compel other'persons to believe and live as we do. JMgonn Upper pcs * 111 E. Call Street—Phone 1100—Algona, Iowa Entered as second class matter at the poslofflce at Alsona. Iowa, under Act of Congress of March 3, 1871). Issued Thursdays in l!)f>ri Bv THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Managing Editor C. S. ERLANDER. Advertising Manager NATIONAL EDITORIAL AFFILIATE MEMBER 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, iji advance 1300 Both Algona papers, in combination, per year IS nn Single Copies .i'". joe SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH Onr Year in advance • i Both Algoi. a papers in comtination. one" year tti 00 No subicnpUon lebs than 6 months. ~- r . » ADVERTISING RATES Uuiplay Advertising, per inch ............ . ....... .. 530 OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER COUNTY INCOME TAX? Representatives of the Iowa Farm Bureau appeared before a state tax study committee last week and in the general discussion the research director, Guy Gilchrisl of the Farm Bureau, suggested that the committee might consider allowing counties or cities to levy income taxes. Mr Gilchrist pointed out that with "farm income declining and properly taxes increasing'' the farm taxpayer is doing about all that he can in the way of taxes. We agree with Mr Gilchrist on that score. But, one thought popped into mind. Wasn't it the Farm Bureau that was opposed to a 90 percent parity price support program, and heartily endorsed the flexible price support program? Now one of the leading spokesmen is openly stating that farm income is declining. Maybe that flexible price support program could stand a little "re-examination or renegotiation" as they say in top level government circles. GRAIN BIN, CHEESE SCANDALS No single political party seems to have a monopoly on men who are capable of first-class investigations of how public funds are being spent. * The Democrats seem to have a pretty good investigator in Senator John McClellan of Arkansas. chairman of the Senate permanent investigating subcommittee. The committee has uncovered a pair of financial deals in the Department of Agriculture that smell a trifle bad. One has to do with government construction by contract of grain bins in the mid-west, including Iowa, where the taxpayers shelled out $620,831 more than was necessary for construction of the bins because the low bids were not accepted. Since then, some of these tains have also been found to be defective. Then, it seems that that sometime ago. two large processors of dairy products sold the government a large quantity of cheese. More recently, since the parity price of dairy products has been lowered, the government in turn has resold this same cheese back to the firms that processed it. And, most strange of all, the cheese never left the warehouses of the processors, who by this little maneuver made three cents a pound on the cheese in question, all at taxpayer expense of course. We were under the impression that this sort of thing was supposed to cease after the Big Change in Washington. But not only such goings on in the Department of Agriculture, but things Jike "kickbacks", special deals, graft, and even a deep freeze gift have popped up within the past few weeks as a result of investigations into government contracts connected with military purchases and other government orders. It will be interesting to see what other things are found when more stones are overturned along the Potomoc. * * * EDITORIAL MEASUREMENTS Paul Woods in Sheldon Mail — Speaking of Jane Russell, she was in a movie here this week, but we go only to Westerns, so did not see her under water or anywhere else, altho it did appear to be a pleasant looking picture judging from the bill-board advertising. In connection with her, a columnist says she has a "Venus" figure, according to some people but he denies it. He says history tells him Venus was presumed to be in figure as follows: height 5 feet 4; bust 34 :14 ; waist 2!! 1 -.-, and hips 36. He says Jane is not that large, but more follows the lines of a star model: bust 35. waist 10 1 - and hips 35. Then we read again by this columnist the ideal feminine measurements are: bust 3G, waist 23, hips 35 and height 5 feet K. But later this columnist (who seems to be well informed) says Frenchmen say the female ideal figure is bust 38, waist 25, hips 37, height about 5 feet 7 or !1. Thinking however we have discussed this matter enough, and probably too much, we leave our lady and gentlemen readers to draw their own conclusions. Anyway there seems to be quite u difference of opinion. * * * In Ihe pros and cons over whether or not to spend 21 million for an atomic power plant to pu* in a merchant ship which would become a floating museum demonstrating the peaceful use of atomic energy, the one thing that seems to have been missed is the fact that this floating museum would be unable to enter the ports behind the- iron curtain -- the only spots where its appearance would be of list (ill impressive, psychological value. * * V I see lhat Ike is taking a short vacation al the Wlnte House again, from his heavy duties lit Augusta, Georgia ami Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. —Osage Press. * * * If Ike thinks he is having trouble in Ihe easi, he should come to Iowa und talk tu Attorney General Dayton Countryman. — Osage Press BABY BANTER By BROWN'S DAIRY Then the|£ was Sb«rlock Holme*! And after lhal. Bubble Gum! Thai's Really some- 'thin! It's simple deduction — Tummy tells which is best. I've tried the rest — Try CARNATION milk ! The Season Is Closing On Mink Dear Diary . . . Washington—Diary of a smalltime reporter in a big-time town: You meet unusual people in Washington—and from walks of life that aren't always politics. There's Jess Ritchie, of Oakland, Calif., whom I ran into in the rotunda of the Capitol. Effervescent Jess is probably the most famous small businessman in the country because of some white powder in a package smaller than a cigarette pack. The stuff's AD-X-2 which he manufactures in Oakland. It's supposed to soup up your ailing car battery. Jess and I became friends two summers ago after I summed up his woes in 10,000 words that went on the national wire. For five years his chemical product was being knocked down by our country's big wheels — The American Battery Manufacturers, the National Better Business Bureau, the U. S. Bureau of Standards, the Post Office Department and the Federal Trade Commission. They said the stuff was worthless. Well, each time, bouncing Jess has bounced back, coming up with convincing evidence. So, now. after nearly a million dollars of investigation, it looks like the Little Business Man has licked the slew of them. Reports have- conn- out indicating that, finally Jess will be able to taste freely again of free enterprise. The word is the government is going to let him run his business unhindered. a 1 * Bumped into Major Bill Millar at the Pentagon. Most unusual Air Force hero of the Korean conflict. Handsome young Bill fractured both feet parachuting into enemy land. He was captured by the Chinese- Reds, escaped with his legs in casts, went through horrible pain from miles of walking and crawling, only to be captured by Korean Reds. Escaped from them, too, to become the only airman to be captured and escape from both enemies. A couple of months ago, my story on Bill was carried in a Los Angeles paper. A Hollywood producer read it, got on the long distance phone that night, and, now. Bill tells me, they're going to do a first-run movie on his experiences. " • « Lionel Wright dropped in Ihe office. Tender, wealherbeaten old Mr. Wright, now 74, is one of the country's surviving, genuine gold pospectors. I did my first story on him a couple years ago when he first found gold in Rowan County, North Carolina. Well, the other day, he produced papers showing he's ready to start mining the hills. "I'm going to start a gold rush in North Carolina," he said, his eyes aglow. When he left, tucking his samples of new-found 23-karat gold in his tattered suit coat, I reflected that here is a man who hasn't despaired who's looking to the future at the age of 74. * * * Strangest in my repertoire of "old acquaintances" is Michael Smirnovsky, first secretary oi the Russian embassy. Met him the night Stalin died. The other day I had an idea, dialed National 8-7550, ihe embassy. Smirnovsky came lo the phone. "Now thai'the Soviets aie acting nice to Americans," I p lu posed, "why not let me drop m for a story on the attitude of the embassy in Washington'.'" A long silence. "Call back m a lew days," he said nei voii.-lv. I'm not hopeful, but should lie say yes, I think I'll chic with the FBI. in POPSICLES One Ill- and Lethe undivd eighty P'jpsiele.-. wi-i e en Jangci ed at Mais when a compressor in ice cream plant \vt-nt on blink. Dry ice (hnnjji.d ;nto storage loom helped keep temp., rat we- down mUii a compi e.-.-o; arrived UDM Want Ads Bring Results Behind The Movie Sets WITH BUDDY MASON One of Ihe biggest, top-budget Biblical screen productions ever to be produced will go before the cameras'this fall. Century Films, whose "Day of Triumph" is now in release as the first full-scale portrayal of Christ since the advent of sound, will film "The Big Fisherman". Arrangements have been completed with Houghton-Mifflin Co.. publishers, to film this final literary work of the late Lloyd C. Douglas. Scheduled for a full year of production, "The Big Fisherman" will provide a fitting companion- picture for two other great Douglas books. "The Robe" and "Magnificent Obsession," that already have been filmed. * • • This project will combine ihe efforts of two outstanding men of the cloth, author Douglas and James K. Friedrich. famed producer of religious stones. "The Big Fisherman." purchased lor an undisclosed six-iigure sum after a book sale of nearly a million copies, bids fair to become tin- top Biblical spectacle of all tim--. an enduring tribute to author Douglas and producer Friedrich, two brilliant clerics who took divergent means to reach far wider audiences than were offered to either by the p'.ilpit alone! tt -t £ If you love dogs, and who doesn't, you're due for a windfall in entertainment. Walt Disney's "Lady and the Tramp," based on Ward Greene's delightful book. will snap a leash on your emo- tions and take them out for an airing. It'll warm your heart, dampen your eyes and leave your sides achfhg from laughter. "Lady and the Tramp,' 1 the first feature- length cartoon to be made in Cinemascope, takes you into a big-screen, Technicolor dogdoin where pups have human voices as they pursue the highly important business of being dogs. In fact, singer Peggy Lee and Sonny Burke have composed a Hit Parade score for this saga of pooches at work and play that'll not only "send" you. but will bring you back — for more! Disney lops even Disney with this one. What more can we say'.' If everyone would only take- along the worst sourpuss he knows, when he goes to see this whimsical, doggy-tale, the world would improve overnight. We can't think of a more fascinating way to "go to the dogs!" * * * George Givoi, The Greek Ambassador of Fun. changed his nationality for "Lady and the Tramp.'' George gave up his famous Greek dialect to become the Italian voice of Tony, a restaurant owner, for this picture. Tony is an excitable, music- Understand Your Child Sponsored by Slale University of Iowa Child Welfare Research Station GUIDANCE OF CHILDREN The child from six to ten is a bundle of energy, loving activity for its own sake and often showing a wide range of interests. He takes groat delight in a kin.Is of games, accepting all comers to his group regardless of color or race—skill in the particular activity is most important. We must be just as careful to see that health is maintained hero as at any other stage of the child's growth. One sympathize; with the small boy who said to his mother, "You don't take care of me right-- I'm sick so much of Ihe time I can't play like the other boys do!" Kmotio'nal health will develop normally in a home possessing | love and security where the j child takes some share of res- j ponsibihty within the family cir- j cle. One p"rson v.-ith wide experience with children feds that by three years a child needs to learn loving sentimentalist the carefree mongrel. 20 YEARS' AGO give. He will learn if he has who helps i S( ,, m , satisfaction in giving. Chil- Tramp. to d,,,,, imitate. If in the family woo the gentle, pedigreed cocker- j |,f t . there is a spirit of courteous spaniel. Lady. With the Givot j _ .voice coming from the cartoon j character. Tony, the illusion is i complete. You lose the feeling of | watching an animated figure. And. ama/iimly enough, it seems quite natural for the dogs to be talking. * * * Walt Disney has always been a stickler for realism. An incident out of our checkered past comes to mind. Many years ago. when Disney had a liny sludio lot on Hyperion Boulevard, we were hired to add some Spanish dialect to a cartoon "heavy" mouse called "Mortimer". It was mir first experience with voice dubbing. To our astonishment, we were ushered onto a small stage when- lights and a movie, camera wen 1 waiting. With a young lady who was doing the voice of "Minnie Mouse", and Mr Disney doing "Mickey", we not only i ecorded our lines, but were photographed give and take, he will imitate It. The eager, active child must learn to accept his emotional life. and to be sturdily independent. With a background of love and acceptance from his family, he can learn to "take it", as in losing a game on the playground. The motivation is not wholly in the parents hut is also in the child himself, who must accept himself as a person. Up to 10 or \'2 the chiVl usually wants to please his parents. lie may be so busy with his own activities that lie sometime-; ignores his folks, but he depends on them just the sani'-, He brags about his Dad. ideah/es his mother, wants her to "dress up" when she visits school. Guidance will he most effective if we can recognise the child's need for activity; reeogn- i/e that l-iis interest span is short: help him find things to do on the level of his ability to achieve: start with enthusiasm something m which you wan! v iur child to participat' 1 with von. Then let him do as much nil. ian ever George Ball ship leceived ; eve in a s' rai'.g.. From ihe files of the Algona Upper Des Moines July 11, 1935 w u fall - plow in u ( i i lit ,r, a hole head-"!! into of Crcsco Town- had i lit over his plowing accident, n when the r.'Hi'-mi: linn the plow. Algeria's Grays chalked up : best baseball win oj li.e on- :-e.i.-,i!l. a - '.I pi \\-\\~\\i --1 V' : • il'IM State Champion suiting the action to the words. ] "Why?" We asked. -Simple'" j A'as the reply, "it helps ,,i;r an- ! imators to humamxe the action \ oi our animated charactiis. They ' : will study your movements and somewhere between human and mouse movement they'll hit .. compromise that will make oui animal actions seem q:i;te n,.t- ural!" Didn't' someone o;-,ee >ay. "Genius is an infinite t apaci-'.y for taking pains'.'" t- $ * DID YOU KNOW: Wall Disney was the FIRST to Synch. <>iu »• a 'cartoon with bound? --- K.lm a a rat lerrier from ud all ahout fne- rd way He join, d July Fourth aft--, giant lighted lire- ci acker with Ins teeth. The < xplo- sion hteially bi-lw tin- dog's head off and killed it instantly. This, pi oved to he tin most .-itious fireworks accident ot the entire I "Peanuls". i Titiinka. lvar ! w.nks the h. J his ancestors I picking up a The week's with the day weather compared ; we've been ex- i{ late. High tempi ; the genei al i ule. with of !<•!. A sudden iair,. slo; m h:t the passing over ;htmng fiast- Trmitv L cartoon in color? —• Mai-u Uiro-length cartoon? — first use of what is now as stereophonic sound? tile first 3-D cartoon? .1 tea- Make i IloV.'M Film Livermore News Dwigir. Voss fore;- ,ind stall Fla., .-pent a si paienl-, .M: .-i Jr. Mr .nid Mrs son Denny, att t ion ,ii ('.ox-, rit- day and vi-ited and Mr.- Md'.on D-.rot:.v Ma:,-;n.u Katie, attended Sunday. Mis' Arlo McGow ed Mr- Walter Loin ter Marilyn, Mrs Wilbur Ni Mrs Larry Liscum and Mrs Ed John.-,.>n .•: F.van-toii. spent the Weekend I ri \'.'i:': parents. Mi and Mr.- JolillSon. It was church camp limo al the s. and two \ >,",a groups wm adv l.-.nnint th-.,i Bible bot- ,m<l bashing in tht- .-v:n>-hin<- extreme • rn.M .•-., interest The Algona Independcnl School 'Old Siilicri n.-.y" was on lap fresh carload of (or a carload eshi i, irk:!.?.: 1-.-., -.. - ',v ... -••• ci.e. So I).,,; ;,, A!-,.-.., ;-,. 'lyde Mllle: Rod' .. <i,i: :| : j •'.>. oav stand. July i;i-2! 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