The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on July 28, 1955 · Page 47
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 47

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, July 28, 1955
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2-Afeena (ta.) Upp«f Dei , July 21, T9JS BONANZAS POR THOSE "IN THE KNOW" It is astonishing how much general news from Washington is left imprinted in many of our larger dailies, who of course have a firm hold on the seat of the administration's pants. Three copper companies recently got "windfall profits" from the new stockpiling system of the administration, and recently a Congressman irom Illinois. Sidney R. Yates, got to inquiring into a transaction involving several aluminum companies. A- "shortage'' of aluminum had been- reported, and Yates discovered ..that the government stockpilers had purchased 17.6 million pounds of aluinimirri ..from. Austria at 26 cents a pound, then immediately resold it to Alcoa, Reynolds and Kaiser at 19'a cents a pound, thus handing these three corporations a gift- of one million dollars out of the taxpayer's pocket. In terms of farm economy Ihis would be called uneconomic subsidizing; in terms of aluminum this seems lo be called good business. % Tax loopholes which are bcncfilting the few at the expense of the many, are also coming to light—but not in a majority of big daily news- . papers who may perhaps be bcnefitting by some of these tax loopholes themselves. "Depletion allowances" is proving a fine tax favor for oil magnates, and has been extended to coal mining, ore. and other minerals. The race for special tax benefits is amazing, and certainly when it becomes better known is not going to increase faith in the fairness of the government I'evcnuc system. Probably anyone with the knowledge and enough money to get expert advice on how to dodge taxes, or reap exceptional benefits from government contracts, could get in the .swim; But the average person, paying his regular taxes or having them withheld, does not come in that category. * * * IT IS INCOME WE TRY TO BUILD UP Grundy Register — The defenders of flexible price supports for farm products point lo the price of corn which is under 90% price supports for the 1954 crop. They say that the price of corn the past year dropped while under the high support price. The drop was 4c a bushel. The past year bulterfat, beans and ohts were under flexible price supports. During the' year buttcrfat was down 137t, oats 7% and beans 15%. That should be convincing proof that lower price supports will bring lower prices. ' The lower supports are quite sure to bring a lower price for the 1955 corn crop and a lower price for corn is quite sure to bring a'still lower price for other grain crops from Iowa farms. The farmers who have been willing to go along with Benson's sliding scale price plan will change back when they find this plan is reducing their income. It is income in business that we try to build up from year to year. Farmers try to do the same. * » » "Gelling up /in the morning wouldn't be so bad if it didn't come just before you have lo start to work." Upper pics 111 E. Call Street—Phone 1100—Algona, Iowa Entered as second flass matter at the postoffice at Algona, Iowa, under Act of Congress of March 3, 1B7U. Issued Thursdays in 4955 By THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Managing Editor C. S. ER LANDER, Advertising Manager NATIONAL EDITORIAL AFFILIATE MtMBlR 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 1300 Both Algona papers. In combination, per"yJar1500 Single Copies _ ,..." "" ioc SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year in advance 1401 Both Algona papcii in comtinatlon, one"year16 00 No subscription leis than 6 months. ADVERTISING RATES UtspUy Advertising, per 63c OfTICIAL'CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER THE SENTRAL SCHOOL VOTE f A bond issue for construction of a new high school for the Scntral school district combining the Lone Rock-Scncca-Fenlon areas has twice been defeated. The chief objections, In each vote, were based on the locations presented as a site for the proposed new construction. In the first location presented, the site was about as noaf the geographical center of the area as possible. In the second vote, the proposed site was about as near the school population center as it could be. When the general idea of the original Scntral district was voted upon, it carried by a healthy margin, and while a high school was not technically included in the wording on the vote issue, it was pretty well understood that someday the area would have a new high school serving all three areas involved. That day has evidently not yet arrived. Fundamentally the idea of the Scntral district is sound. Folks in the area must have believed this, or it would not have originally been approved. The idea of a new high school is also sound. It is unfortunate that as yet enough of an agreement on location has not been reached to allow the project to move ahead. The Scntral school district had the lowest millage levy of any community or consolidated school district in the county. Even with a four mill-levy added for a bond issue—as proposed— the Sentral school tax would still be among the county's lowest. If Algona's school needs could be solved by one bond issue for $450,000 that would give the district an adequate school plant with room for expansion for the next 50 years, we would indeed be fortunate. The Algona area has already spent that much in two bond issues in the past few years and the problem is a long way from being solved. It is hoped that in the future, the Sentral area voters will be able to arrive at a solution agreeable to at least 60% or more of the voters. The Sentral Community School district is a sound one, and one of the most progressive ideas to come forth from school planning during the recent years. It is too sensible and practical a plan to be smothered' permanently by 'failure to agree on the matter of a site. * * * A CHANGE OF TEMPO If anyone had predicted a few years ago that in 1955 we would be proposing to exchange military data with the Russians, that person would have indeed have been considered a bit wacky, ' to say the least—and worse, considered a Communist sympathizer. None of us are likely to believe that thisvwill take place. Even President Eisenhower when he proposed that Russia and the United States tell each other everything about their own defense establishments and take aerial photos of defense installations of the opposite nation, was quite aware that such a thing was most unlikely to happen. As James Boston <>f the New York Times pointed out, it indeed would not be legally" possible to do that in the United States, as we have laws prohibiting anyone from flying over our atomic energy projects. Yet the change of tempo could be all to the good. If talking things over and suggesting things like that will slow down or reverse the procedure of the cold war, we will all benefit. You might say. it could be a case of "everything to gain and nothing to lose." Thus far at least, the exchange of Russian and U. S. farm tour delegations indicates that here, too, some good might possibly come from it. When you get to know people better, you usually can find things about them you like—if you don't have a closed mind. It was only 12 years ago that we were fighting and haling the Germans and the Japs with gusto. Today we have fairly well forgotten that sentiment. Who knows, in another 12 years we may find a complete reversal of feeling toward the Russians, also! * * * FARMER'S INCOME DROPS Declining hog prices are the big reason why the first third of 1955 brought Iowa farmers 9.4 per cent less cash from their marketings than did • the first four months of 1954, the new issue of the Iowa Business Digest points out. The price drops in hogs brought cash receipts from livestock marketings down 16.H per cent, with the decline of total farm income slowed by a 15.2 per cent rise in cash receipts from crops. But sales of livestock and livestock products account for about 80 per cent of Iowa farmers' marketing receipts, explains the monthly publication of the State University of Iowa bureau of business and economic research. * * * One of today's mysteries! Did that Argentine navy which revolted against Peron and then put to sea ever show up anywhere? Give Us This Day Our Daily Dividends 'Keating Was Here' . . . WASHINGTON, — You never know where you're going -to meet a congressman! For three days I had been trying to get in touch with Rep. Ken Keating of New York on a little, but annoying, matter. He wasn't available at his office, his Washington home, or on the. House floor. The next morning at 2 a.m. — it was last Thursday — I was sitting in the office thumbing through the Congressional Directory when the city room police radio sang out the explosive phrase: "Constellation Super-C in trouble over National Airport . . . Rescue equipment on the .way." The landing gear was jammed and wouldn't lock in place. The pilot was going to chance it. I got to the field as the Eastern Airliner, out of New York with 55 aboard, hit the ground, the right wing crunching sickeningiy against the north-south runway. A dozen fire trucks and police cars screamed against the night sky and converged on the listing ship. No fire. The rear door popped open and the passengers slid down the emergency 'chute. No one hurt. The field was dark. I buttonholed a man as he hit the ground. The routine questions, "How was it up there . . . Did you think you had it ... Were the passengers calm?" And then, "Your name, sir?" . The reply: "Rep. Kenneth B. Keating, Republican of New York." * * * Here and there ... Faces come and go on Capitol Hill, but none have stayed as long as that one belonging to the old grandfather's clock outside the Senate chamber. It was a gift from the state ef Ohio, presented in March, 1803, the month Ohio joined the union. In those 152 years and four months it has ticked out 4,801,240,000 seconds. Figure it out for yourself. • * • Many a poetic phrase has been, written and said about the beauty of the Capitol dome, and how it rises majestically over the banks of the Potomac. But few people realize how nmch it costs to keep it so nice and clean. Since 1863, the dome's had 30 coats of paint. And a single coat costs $65,000 . . . U * * Don't feel too sorry for Edgar H. Dixon, the first half of the now-pf-fff-t Dixon-Yates contract. All his trips to Washington were not altogether in vain. On his last trip here, he donated a dollar 1 to charity by taking out a raffle ticket on a new Mercury automobile. You guessed it. He won it. can spot Aladdin seven lamps and ten magic carpets and still make his Arabian Nights tour look like a trip down the midway of a broken-down carnival by comparison. * « * Walt Disney's magicians moved in on 100 acres of land in Anaheim, California,-and when they finished creating a few minor miracles, Fairyland had forever ceased to be a figment of th^im agination. His brownies, conjurers, good fairies, jinns and genies were a very practical crew of sprites.' Instead of wands;' they waved hundreds of rolls of blueprints. Trained in Movieland techniques, they employed giant cranes, bulldozers, steam-rollers and heavy equipment devices. * * * Mountains, lakes and forests sprang into being. Great exhibition palaces were erected. In the wake of these busy sorcerers, a whole new world came into existence. There's a Fantasyland entered through a 75 ft. castle complete with parapets, round-table hall and all. A pirate galleon will "fly" you x over London to Never Land, home of Mermaids, Indians. Buccaneers arid Lost Boys. You can meet Snow White andfthe Seven Dwarfs, Sleeping Beauty or Alice in Wonderland and her fantistic friends. » * * In facl, you'll see all the storybook^ characters that Disney genius has brought to the silver- screen. Monstro the Whale turns into a water slide. Dumbo the Flying Elephant gives you an aerial. There's the C n s c y. Jr. train, the Mad Hatter's Tea Party, the Old Dutch Mill. Donald Duck Bumps and a Canal Boat Ride. Mr Toad Drive Thru takes you riding in a 1903 car that plows through a haystack, knocks over a cow. crashes a barn and deposits you at the Pearly Gates with Heavenly Music to greet you. episode of a favorite TV pro gram. In fact, we're going ^ live a very full life one of days.- And, we do these days! • these mean ONE of Behind The Movie Sets WITH BUDDY MASON We're planning a summer jaunt that's "out of this world!" No! We can't afford a vacation in Hawaii, a trip to the Riviera or a South Seas cruise. We might as well dream of a tour to the Moon! However we'll probably enjoy the highlights of all the above places — including the Moon! We'll only travel 22 miles, and we'll be home by nightfall but. we'll crowd a lifetime of wonders into our visit. For eight full hours we'll circle the globe, inspect Fairyland, go calling on the natives of the Universe, pay a visit to Alice in Wonderland and cruise about the heavens looking for a place to land on likely looking planets. « * * All of which means thai we CAN afford the time and pennies we'll spend to visit Disneyland. About the middle of July, Walt Disney is opening his Disneyland Park, a fabulous, make-believe world where ordinary mortals There's Adventureland with its Tahitian Paradise, an Eden of tropical flowers, birds, and fish. A boat trip through Mexico, Central America. South America. Africa, Asia and Australia with jungles, wild-life, reptiles — and even the natives. There's Front- ierland where you can actually live in America's past, ride a western train, shoot "buffalo." board a buckboard or stagecoach and ride through a Western town and on out into the Painte-d. I Desert. * » • Food? Anything from Mexican tacos to Chinese tidbits can be had in native .surroundings. There's a Tomorrowlarid with Space Terminal, Helicopter, and a Rocket Trip To The Moon. Hol- idayland will provide Ice Carnivals, Fireworks and everything from Santa Glaus to Easter Bunnies in proper seasons. Yesterday's Rural America has covered bridges and winding country roads for your pony-earl drive There's a 150 it. paddle-wheel riverboat that steams by New Orleans, Natchez, Mobile. \Ve>: Point and Mount Vernon. AND ALL THIS IS ONLY A HOUGH SAMPLING! Yep! We're taking a World Cruise and Planetary Junket right here at home this year. And, we'll get back home in time not to miss a single new movie or one I Legally Speaking Laws serve as the ground rules for our affairs, set up to keep business going and . our lives orderly. As such it is the top science of human relations. Certainly, nobody invented the laws to cause law suits. As a rule law suits come when somebody disobeys the plain signs of legal trouble. Preventive advice can head this trouble off. much more cheaply than it can get one out of trouble in which he may be already involved. If one cannot pay the usual fee, the lawyer has a duty to see that everyone can get a lawyer's service when he needs it. In fact, lawyers in most large cities have set up an excellent legal aid nnd lawyers' reference services for just that purpose. Here are a couple of cases where an ounce of prevention. in the way of legal advice. could have offset mighty big heartaches: His company transferred Mr' Brown and he needed a house, and badly. He found one. an old one in poor repair. The owner told Brown he could have the house on a two year lease for "fixing it up." It was a "deal'' for Mr Brown, who painted, repaired and moved in. Three months later he received notice to get out. The owner had sold the place. Mr Brown sought legal advice ..... (</.) late. He found that he needed a written lease for such a long term. He wanted to kick himself. He could so easily have saved himself a law .-uit which lie now needs to keep his remaining rights. A Miss Green, a busine>s women, wanted a friend to have her place wiien she died. She though! she knew how to yet her way. She wrote up a cieed to this friend, signed it, and placed it in her safety deposit box, and —made no will. But her friend did not pet the place. Title did not pass when Miss Green died. Miss Green had not "delivered" the deed while still alive: No deixl is any good if the giver may get it back when he likes. A deed differs from a will in this: One may change or revoke a will at any time. Today Miss Green's distant km are suing each oilier like mad for her property. M VfiltW jfilw A will would have woiked. • • • (This article, prepared in Jhc public interest by The Iowa Stale Bar Association, is intended to inform and not to advice; facts may change the application of the law.) Tin 1 minimum limn .< raised by law tn 19-J9. 75 cents FROM THE FILES 6f tME ALGONA UPPEft £>ES MOMES JULY 2S, 193$ * * * A big black bull look out his ill-feelings on a poor, defenseless car belonging to Arthur Scheffc-j- man as it went down the road, and the results of the fracas wore astounding. The bull charged out on the road, slammed into the car, badly damaged the headlights, fenders, radiator nnd hood, picked himself up and ran away. None of the • occupants of the auto were injured, neither was the bull, so it was unanimous. Wade Sullivan's name was sent to the U. S. Senate, ' upon recommendation of President Roosevelt, for confirmation as postmaster of the local post- office. Wade had been acting postmaster since the sudden death of James McDonald. » * * A heavy, soaking rain fell Monday night, and despite the fact it slowed cutting of oats, was praised for its effect on Kossuth County cornfields. Over two inches fell during the night. e * * "Name it and you can have ii" became the slogan at the county auditor's office, when a Riant tooth, foot, or what have you was uncovered in a county gravel pit and turned in for identification. About a foot long, the "it" was thought to be of prehistoric origin, out nobody eotiid prove it. Anyone familiar with such object's florn long ago had been invited to appear and place it in the eoiTt'c! historical bracket. At the same time, workers at the yravel pit were on the lookout for further parts of the animal (or what have you). * • « Sale of new cars in fhe county furnished proof the depression was over. A total of 80 car 1 ; and trucks had been registered in the t:easuier'> (iffice in the first i7 days of the month. June had been a big one also, with 1H registered, but purchasers were •nit for a new mark. Orville Jones of Armslron? .-.ufferefi a painful injury whilf making hay. He WAS in the hay rack when the hay sling (ell from the barn and struck him or the back, Kxact extent of hu injuries was not known, although several ribs were broken Between 7,000 and 8.000 per{ sons saw the Clyde S. Millet ; Rodeo and Horse Show • in Alj gnna at the fairgrounds last week- I end. according to the fair board I The entire show was well re- cf:veci. and thrills wcro plentiful, ,i> ,v!vt.'.: • d. Several e iwb,>)'.< were ni.Hii.d. and one. Bill Woods, received a broken leg when he was thrown from i bronco. BABY BANTER By BROWN'S DAIRY I've had my diapers changed so often today that my morale is about shot! I think I'll switch to paper! fciVe the boy's motqle a boost"with CARNAfJON milk. He will love it! •••••IPBPBBPPBBBWBBPMHPB Mi "\ J pound for pound Chevrolet's got more Airport Log July l£—Stinson, flown by Jay Oppenhusiesen, Kalamazoo, Mich., landed; New Piper Super Cjib 150, being ferried from Lockhaven, Pa. lo Pierre, So. Dak., refueled. July 17 — Piper PA-11 from Jackson. Minn, flew in. July 18—Dr. Lloyd, veterinarian from Essex, la., landed in Supier Cruiser; Lee Logan, representative of Jowa Farm Mutual Hail Insurance, Des Moines, flew in with Tri-Pacer; Navion fruin Buone landed. July 19—Cessna 170 from De.< Moints with CAA men arrived/ July 20—Tri-Pacer from Cliri- ton flew in; Cessna ItlO frorn Waverly -landed with passengfers. r>i'l;iM-ari'. the fir^t -late tn join the union, rat 11 ted the Constitution un December 7, 17u7. Chevrolet's "Turbo-Fire V8" pours out more horsepower per pound than any other engine in its field. That's one of the things that make Chevrolet the new winner in stock car competition. It's one reason young-minded, on-the-go people take to the new Chevrolet like trout take to water. And it's one reason you really cught to try this new Chevrolet yourself. Soon, we hope if only to see why Chevrolet's causing such a commotion! t • t FEATURE FOR FEATURE . .. CHEVROLET'S GOT MORE FOR YOU • • 9 engine-drive • choices on all models • Two great 8's-thc 162• h.p. "Turbo-Fire" or, • optional at extra cost, • 180-h.p. "Super Turbo• Fire"! Two great "Bluc- • Flame" 6's-most pow- I crful in their field. With • three modern drives! • • • Best known, best liked • body in the business • You'll find Fisher Body • on some of America's I high-priced cars and on • Chevrolet. But not on I any other car in Chcv- • rolet's field. • • • 12-volts for twice • the punch JOnly Chevrolet in its • field has a 12-volt elec- • trical system for quicker • starting in all weather, J plus finer performance! • • Something new • In steering J end suspension • With Ball-Race Steer* I ing and Glide - Ride • Front Suspension, this I new Chevrolet rifles, t handles and corners like J a sports car. t * t 9 * t t • KOSSUTH MOTOR CO. $b v Ufttwis1 OF cbuRthbusE SOUAKE PH0NI

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