The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 18, 1955 · Page 20
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, August 18, 1955
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4—Algona (la.) Upper Des Moines Thursday, August 18, 1955 De$Ulotoe$ WHAT DOES IT MEAN? One of thi- most important things in wnrld af- i,:i!.- ti'day :> [uobahiy a eoirrrt diagnosis of just what Russ'a has in mind at the- moment. Outwardly, it seems that perhaps the Russian bear is losing sonic of his growl and has almost decided to be satisfied with a role of sharing the earth with the rest of humanity. But there are some pessimists who do not think this is so. They do not think that Russia is prepared to enter a war for complete world cinque?!, but they suspect that th'_- Kremlin has something up its sleeve, and that we should be ju.-t a bit wary of how we go about rubbing cl- b"-\vs and drinking vodka with the Moscow government. The announcement last week that Russia pro-'.l to cut i'.s armed forces by about 050.000 sounded good. Then it developed that our estimates of Russian strength places the total armed forces of Russia at about five million. Thus taking 650.000 away — even if the reduction figure were accurate, would still leave Russia as a nation with the most men under arms in the world today by quite a margin. Then, the suggestion also came from Moscow that we reduce our own armed forces by a.similar figure. At first glance, that might be -most wel-- come in our land. too. But there, is some thinking going on behind the scenes in Russia, and right at this point, we'd better be sure we know whether the Big Bear'Is sampling the juice of human kindness and becoming mellow, ur is devising a pitfall on the diplomatic front that might achieve success where military bluff has failed. * * * COMMENT ON COUNTRYMAN Grundy Register — Our new state attorney general has announced that he will not be a candidate for a second term next year. He is not going to find many Iowa people who are going to insist that he change his mind. In the few months lhat he has been in office he has pulled more boners than any of his predecessors. Iowa people hope that (he next attorney general, whether he be a republican or a democrat, will have had enough experience in the law to avoid so many erroneous interpretations of the laws of our state. * * * Driving is a lot like baseball—it's the number of times you get homo safely that counts. — (Dysart Reporter). Upper Jflrs 111 E. Call Street—Phone 1100—Algona, Iowa Entered ns second class matter al the postoffice at Alsona, Iowa, under Act of Congress of March 3. levy ~ Issued Thursdays in 1955 By THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Managing Editor C. S. ER LANDER, Advertising Manager NATIONAL MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE Weekly Newspaper Representatives, Inc. y^O Broadway, New York 10, N. Y. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO. One Wor. in advanre $300 Both Algona papers, in combination, per year""" $500 SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH OIH- Yrrir in advitpire . , Uui;. Alfioi.j |u|,c:.-. in combination. N'o subiLiiptiun k-a.s tlm.i B months. J4.0I one year jti.OO ADVERTISING RATES DUpl;,y Advertising, per inch 63c OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY'.NEWSPAPER CHANGE FAIR LOCATION? Members of the Kossiilh Fair Board are interested in getting reactions from fair-goers this year as to what they think of a proposed idea to change (he location of the county fair. No new site has been suggcslod, but the present space for the fair has been considered as hardly adequate these past few years, and some have fell that the Fair Board could make a change in location without too great an expense. The present fair property is valuable ground, but there is no room for expansion in any direction, nor is there room for any new, permanent buildings. Add a few tents to the present grounds and there is hardly room for the crowds to walk. If you have any ideas on the subject, the Fair Boarel member from your area, or any of the fair officials, would be interested in having your viewpoint. * * * OVERPLAYED THE STORY Pocahonlas Record-Democrat — Perhaps all newspapers are guilty of it to a degree, but some seem to have a particular knack of ballooning a news story way out of proportion to its importance. Once begun, of course, it can't be slopped and the thing snow-balls to huge proportions. We're referring, naturally to the manner in which "the newspaper Iowa depends upon" and one Gordon Gammack in particular handled the Cap'.. Harold Fischer case. I wonder how red their faces were when they discovered Fischer had "confessed" lo being ordered to cross the Manchurian border and to participating in germ warfare! Don't misunderstand us. We aren't blaming Fischer, because we have no knowledge of the circumstances surrounding his supposed confession. We are blaming Gammack for focusing the spotlight of atlention on one individual, for making it appear his particular role in the Korean War was so heroie: and for over publicizing the feats of one man without full knowledge of Ihe true story. There were a good many lowans who contributed much to our cause in the Korean fighting. Many paid far more. If the yardstick of heroism is in numbers of enemy killed, in the amount of personal sacrifice made, in the furthering of the cause of world peace. 1 , then we say we have hundreds of men heroic and yet unheralded. * * * FOUR CARS—THE MAN SAYS! Philadelphia Inquirer — The president of Chrysler Corporation, Lesler L. Colbcrl, has expressed an opinion that "by 1975 a large proportion of families may be using three or more cars." Mr Colbert is entitled lo dream. But we fear he was depicting a nighlmare. Take Ihis year's surge of beautiful long, long new automobiles. Rough on the more inexperienced parkers, who are numerous if there is a place to park. Great help in traffic jams, too. Think of three—no, Ihink e>f four—cars per family; Junior in one: Sister in another; Ma in a third, Dad in a fourth. Think of the garage problem. Or pc-rhaps the machine's could be stacked one on lop of the other. Also think eif the: expense—first cost and upkeep. It's a grim picture, pulling Ihe one-lime Hoover campaign slogan of "two cars in every garage" in the shade. < * * * The youngsters of today, will make- it, just about like the kids diel when you and I were young. The worry may help some, but Ihings will go along about Ihe same with or withoul it. — (C'enterville lowegian). * * * A school which does not properly prepare its pupils to lake their rightful place in society is handicapping not only those young lives but the future of the slate as well.—(Monroe Mirror). X' +• *'• A friend of ours observed that so many people conduct, a strenuous search for happiness that they are too tired to recognize it whe-n they finally calch it. — (Keosau()ua Register.) * * + Laugh and the world laughs with you as a general thing, lint weep and you streak your 1 OULJC. STRICTLY BUSINESS the local band were also in the Algona Little German Band which had*been hired to play a dance during the Indian Day celebration at Titonka. Fifteen persons from this are* won free season tickets to the Kossuth County Fair at a drawing at the Call Theater. Another 15 were due to win passes Saturday night when the performance was to be repeated. For the winners it was easier than riding in the gate in the car trunk or jumping the fence. "It makes opening the mail more exciting!" Ike's Backyard Mess Washington — Criticizing President Eisenhower is about the most unpopular pastime in America today. Even Joe McCarthy's beginning to learn that. After calling Ike a "tyrant" for his action in Geneva, the Wisconsin junior senator kept getting indignant letters even after Congress adjourned. And suave, hard old Matthew Neely of West Virginia got the sharpest sting of his political career when he sneered at Ike's church-going. And Paul Butler, the fellow who's trying hard to manage the Democratic party, has been about as popular as an ant in the soup for his undiplomatic jabs at Mr Invincible. * * « Despite this, no man on ihis earth is beyond , reproach. And President Eisenhower is no exception. He has failed miserably in one aspect of his responsibility in Washington. It is this: President Eisenhower keeps a rncssy back yard. And this conversation, overheard as two women strolled along the back fence of the estate overlooking the ellipse, backs up the accusation: First woman: "Just look at that lawn! It's worse than the we.ed patch my neighbor keeps back home." Second woman: "Why, that's crab grass, and it's gone to seed! I wonder why Ike doesn't do something about it?" First woman: "He's never home, that why. Spends all his time up in Gettysburg or at this Burning Tree place." Now this is grass-roots talk, plain and simple. A man may accomplish miracles in tidying up the world mess, but he's not going to win hometown favor if ho docs not keep his own back yard in order. * * • When I got home lhat day, I smugly mentioned tin: nab grass episode to the first lady of mu' house. And as you know she's chairman of the "I like Ike" club at our house. She didn't say a word, but led me by the ear tu our own back yard. And what do you know? The crab grass was so high it almost shaded the shade trees. "ile in glass houses shouldn't throw slimes", she said, or words to thai fifed. "Get rid of your crab grass be-fore you write anything critical about the President's lawn," .sin: demanded. * * * At the hardware store, they sell you a little can of some kind of dust—must be gold—for $3.75. You mix it with water, and then you spray. vVeii, I did that 10 days ago and it got rid of the crab grass, all right, but it left the yard looking like- a pitifully burned-out forest. The chemical didn't harm a blade of the good grass—main reason being, there wasn't any. Unbeknown to me, the crawling crab grass had long ago smothered it. • • * I mentioned this later to a fellow from White House Gardner Robert Redmond's office. His face- crinkled in a knowing sitnle. "That's just why we're keeping our crab grass," he said. "If we killed it off. some fool columnist would be going around saying the President let his lawn go to pot ..." Fit your telephone service to your plan for modern living >1.••••,.• eis.ce i- in step s\i\h sour modern Using plan t:ie;e aic telcplu'iie-. wherever >ou mas need ihem ii!' iii^iic. In 1 ..-.11,1 telephone sersice al comeiiienl oil- in li:.- dilleient h\inu area-, of sour house • le.-.! di\ idei.d, in luippineM and peace of mind. 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Her other bush bloomed about Decoration Day when it should have, but nobody could figure 1 out why the second one wanted to bloom in August. » » * Paul Bcrgor, a mainstay at guard on the Iowa State College football team for the past three- years, signed a contract to coach the line in football and teach in the local high school. He was assigned to assist head coach Moco Mercer with the football team and appointed head track coach. Merger was selected on the honorable mention list of the 10:-!4 United Press All-Ameriean football team. * * * Henry Scheppmann, now a county supervisor, was going to build a new barn on his place near Irvington. Martin Larson of Hurt was busily getting the necessary amount of native timber from the Scheppmann woods into shape for the structure-. Between 10 and 11 thousand feet of oak were sawed for the project. Additional livestock made Ihe new barn a necessity. t * » A pair of Estherville men got into trouble over a bad check al Hurt. They tried to pass a $1-1 check at several Burl gas stations when they were apprehended. At- templs of the pair to pass the check in several Algona store s had failed before the try at Burl. V ¥ V Nick Krieps, well-known Kossuth County farmer, broke his shoulder at the John Erpelding farm near Rich Point. He- was helping repair a granary when a board gave way and sent him crashing to the ground. Nick now lives at Sexton. » * « Mr and Mrs Albert Granzow of Algona went to northern Minnesota on a vacation excui'sion. They slopped al Hie 1 Algona Collage on Cass. Lake- to spi-nd a night. Thvy rolled out u bundle- of bedding and a family of garter snakes raised their heads to see.- what was going on. The Giun/ows didn't care for the company, so spent the night in a hotel. * * * Algona scored runs in Ihe first, third and fifth innings to notch a 4-2 win over tin- Humboldt Red Sox under the lights Thuisday night. The locals outhil the visitors, 8-4, during the contest. The Humboldt pitcher was Everett Garbett, now salesman at Kossuth Motor in Alyona. (And Garb made an en or in that game, lou). The Graj .s made it u sweep for the week with un easy. 7-U, win over Eldoru Suneluy. Kl.uwiUcr, ne-w hurlor for the locals, chalked up both wins. » » » The baud cpncert io Alstons was muvc'l frum Thursday 1<> pri day jnghl. Sevcial mem bus ol A local man was hirsd b? en« of the local pool halls to ktll flys at the pay rate of 35 cents an hour. He was fired after the first hour, however, when the pool hall operator found the back door wide open. ' * * * Irvington's junior league baseball chalked up a 21-17 win over Riverdale last Sunday. It was hoped some older person would offer his services to the Irvington team so that a certain amount of coaching could be absorbed by the players, who were willing to learn. Behind The Movie Sets WITH BUDDY MASON If the entire staff and crew of "Sincerely Yours" forgets the fa- moiis Liberace candelabras—and, incidentally, if Liberace himself doesn't notice their absence, there uie two very good reasons! Joanne Dru and Dorothy Malone are the feminine leads as- singed to this Liberace special feature. With two such eye-filling lovelies wandering about the Warner Bros, stages, any mere male who can concentrate on candles is overdue at his psychiatrist's office. • • • Director Gordon Douglas, a slagecraftsman with an uncanny knack of picking the right talent for the right role also manages to choose capable leading ladies who do not exactly mar the scenery by their presence. He seems bent on exploding that ancient myth about beauty and brains seldom being packcged together for the same consumer. In fact, if anyone on the company come down to earth long enough to rem- meber such secondary decorative- items as, candlesticks, it'll probably be the two lovely ladies. Liberace, the mild-mannered musician, has taken considerable abuse from the small but vociferous group that is highly critical of fellow males who wash behind their ears on ordinary weekdays. The gents who maintain their gentlemanly status by always tipping their fedoras before massaging an elderly lady's dentures with a table-leg. * * * We've never had the pleasure f meeting Liberace. However, we DO know a hard-bitten, old- ex-sluntman named Al Alleborne. In our less settled youth, Al and your Hollywood errand-boy turned over a few cars together and; iri double's clothes, tossed each other (and assorted bric-a-brac) through any number of breakaway balcony-railings. We can be pardoned for taking Al's evaluation of a fellow-man over that of a few lads whose only proven claim to ruggedncss is having hairy ears! In earlier days, when a stunt man's life often depended on the lads he was working with, new boys were viewed with a wary eye until they had proved up in every way. When a new stuntman was accepted as capable of "taking it" by handling his share of the tough, dangerous work without endangering others, we "passed the word." To indicate that he "belonged" and "measured up." we'd simply say, "He's been sorted!" As we remember, this was a simplification of the expression, "When we sorted the men from the boys, he was in the right line." Later ustlge broadened the meaning to include others besides members of the stunt group. But, the general implication was the same. * • « Therefore, when Al Alleborne told us he was assigned to the Liberace troupe and casually added that the famous pianist "had been soi-tcd," Liberace was promptly entered in the Mason ledger as a "right guy!" Whether a sensitive artist would consider it any honor to be so rated is another matter! * 6 * All of which calls io mind a youngster who once crashed the stuntmen's ranks. He was an accomplished violinist. Unlike most of our boys, who considered stunting the poor man's equivalent of African big-game hunting (with pay), this lad wanted the money for advanced study. He became excellent at split-second timing, took to rope nets and firemen's nets immediately. His acrobatics and boxing became second only to his violin playing. He collected the usual broken ribs and minor injuries. He even took a broken nose in stride. But, he remained a shy, gentle kid: immensely popular with our roughneckigang. Then one day, a stagecoach wheel Tolled his fin- gers. The long graceful fingers that coaxed such beautiful melodies from a violin. This time, the kid cried. And, knowing what the injury meant to our friend, our eyes 'got a little damp, too! 'Perhaps the type of fellow who puts two strikes on a man without knowing him would have mistaken the tears as a sign of weakness on the part of the stuntmen. He might even have said so ... BUT NOT TO THEIR FACES!!! ; Legally Speaking Almost everyone should be interested in a will. And for the benefit of most lowans who are interested in them here are some pertinent questions and answers on the subject: 1. If. you make a copy of your will should you sign it in the same manner as the original copy? A. No. The document should be only what it purports to be, an exact copy. 2. Where should one keep his will? A. Any safe place, where it is sure to be found. Put it in a safe-deposit box. or fire-safe strongbox. It may be kept by yinil- lawyer, or left with a bank or trust company. 3. Should you later write in corrections to the text of the will? A. No. This leads to the danger that the will may be declared not your last will. Also. the inserted corrections probably would have no effect. 4. Then how can one change his will without entirely rewriting it? A. By making a codicil to it. A codicil is a separate instrument which must be executed in the some way as a will. 5. Must one write and sign his will in his home state'.' A. No. Hut take into account the laws of your own slate and those of any other state where you have properly, or where your will may be m effect for any either reason. 6. Should burial instructions UK in the will? A. That is a matter of choice. Often they are not included. In other cases, there is a special reason or purpose for this inclusion. 7. Can one- put advice or wishc? into a will without making them binding? A. Yes. if he does so properly. But in some cases it has led to complications where the intent was not clear. Some persons have put such advice and information in letters or memorandums, clearly marking them as non-binding. (This article, prepared in thi public interest by the Iowa State Bar Association, is intended tu inform and not to advise:

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