The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 25, 1955 · Page 20
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, August 25, 1955
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2<~Algona (la.) • MolnfcJ Thursday, August 25, 1955 " - -- HE'S PRETTY OUTSPOKEN N. P. Black, supt. of the Iowa banking do partment, made some pretty plain statements the other day. ' He said that "most of the employed THOSE GOVERNMENT REPORTS Last winter the federal census bureau sent out formsi called the 3954 "census !of business, manufacturers and mineral -inaitatftes." Included Oh ; lowans are living it up ... they have their whole the mailing list of those who received this form were weekly newspapers, including the Upper Des Moines' and Jhe Eagle Grove Eagle. One of the nightmares that you undergo in business today is the possibility that you might mislay one Of these seemingly endless string'of federal reports and questionaires, and evidently this is what happened in the case .of the Eagle Grove Eagle, whose .genial editor, Maury Crabbe, is now in something of a controversy with the department Of Commerce. A couple of weeks ago the Eagle Grove editor received a telegram from the department telling him that unless he mailed the census report back within five days it would: be necessary for the department to refer his case to the general counsel for legal action. Crabbe, no mean man With a pen and not one to completely lose his sense of humor, immediately replied and told the commerce, department that "we just had the Russians here Monday but 1 didn't know they had taken over our government. Go ahead and start legal action; I don't know what you are talking about. Please clarify." We are awaiting the outcome of this tiff between official Washington and the Eagle Grove Eagle with great interest, and might add that our income budgeted, and mostly to take care of payments on loans." We presume Mr Black, considering. his job, is pretty well informed on the subject. There was also a note of warning in his remarks that does not jibe completely with the "prosperity" talk from the big cities. To top it all off, Mr Black put his fifigcr on something that thinking people have been saying for some time. "All farm commodities arc down . . . the farmer's overhead is higher than ever . . . some of them will be unable to get their costs of production, live and pay their expenses." Are you listening, Mr Benson? * * * i NORTHWOO0 (WEDDINGS Norihwood -Anchor — The recent aerial wedding over Northwood has given the local "marriage business" world-wide publicity and has attracted unfavorable editorial comment in various newspapers to Iowa's marriage law. Last week Frank Miles, Des Moines public relations man, wrote The Anchor asking why so many Minnesota people take out marriage licenses in Northwood. Since many Worth county residents may also wonder about the reasons back of marriages here, 'we s reproduce a part of our reply to Mr Miles: One reason — and the most commonly . mentioned — is that Iowa has no waiting period for marriage, whereas Minnesota requires a five-day wait after the license is issued. Offsetting this, and not so commonly mentioned, is the fact that in one way marriage is more difficult in Iowa. Iowa law requires a blood test; Minnesota does not. Especially when you know that many Minnesota couples arrange for weddings here and get their blood tests several days before coming, it becomes obvious that there must be other reason than "quickie" marriage for weddings here. In some cases recently-divorced persons come here to get married; Minnesota requires a six- months wait after divorce and Iowa does not. This probably was the principal reason the aerial wedding was performed over Northwood. But the principal reason for Minnesota marriages in Iowa, is, we believe, the desire to be married away from home, semi-secretly, and without publicity. In a similar manner, lowans often drive to Missouri to be wed. WTEH : .. BUDDlf MASON Heavy Date rt lltppcr jlos ^ 111 E. Call Street— Phone 1100— Algona, Iowa Entered as second class matter at the- postoffice at Algona, Iowa, under Act of Congress of March 3. 187i). _ _ _ Issued Thursdays in 11)55 By THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Managing Editor C. S. ER LANDER, Advertising Manager NATIONAL <f EITORIAL ifow vj MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE Weekly Newspaper Representatives, Inc 920 Broadway, New York 10, N. Y. SUBSCRIPTION HATES IN KOSSUTH CO. One Year, in advance __________________________ S3 00 Both Algona papers, in combination, per'year $500 Single Copies ---- ............. ________________ _"!_ lOc SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year in advance __ ...... . ...... ____ _ 1401 Both AJgona papers In ramt.'naimn, one'Vear Jd 00 No subscription less thun 6 months. ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising pur inch ____ ..... __ ........... 63 C OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER sympathies are entirely with the Eagle. As we understood some of the talk in the fall of 1952, the election of a Republican administration was to bring about a discontinuance of the total government forms and reports and nonsense. We have found out, like the Eagle Grove editor, that the change has only made them more numerous and more senseless. » * * IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE Grundy Register — If the republican dominated press of this country had given the same treatment to democratic cabinet officers as they have to the handling of the Talbott case, the front pages of many papers would have looked much different the last few weeks. Just imagine what would have happened to a cabinet officer under Truman if he had halped his own business firm in a like manner. Screaming four inch headlines would have emblazoned the front pages of most of the nation's daily papers, not for a day or two, but weeks. Since Mr Talbott was one of our "beloved" Eisenhower's cabinet, the daily press handledUhe story us though Talbott was to be commended for resigning. Most of those daily papers hastened to add that Talbott had done no wrong, but perhaps it would be just as well if he resigned. This type of kid glove handling is all very well, but the same kind of treatment should be accorded any man in public office, regardless of his political affiliations. Guilt by inference is not good jouralism, and we believe that the press of this country has been guilty of this charge many times. No doubt the democratic press could be accused of this type of yellow journalism, but in Iowa very few citizens would be affected, since over 00 percent of the newspapers in Iowa are republican. This writer has always been amazed at the number of democrats in the state, since all forms of news and opinion dispensing media are ^o preponderantly republican. Because of this an unhealthy situation exists; few of our people ever hear the other side of controversial subjects. '•f 4 ¥ The Federal payroll now stands at 2,397.000 which i.s an increase of 55,000 since last September. This may come as something^!!' a surprise to many who have heard a goodly number of G.O.P. orators roar for two decades against the size of the Federal payroll. * * * Congratulations !o Lester C. Fuchsen of Whit- teniore, who was one of nine district winners for 19.">5 in the Iowa G. I. farm family contest to be honored at the Iowa State Fair. The Fuchsen family will tie guests of the fair Aug. 29 and Aug. :i(). ami will be presented with plaques at a special ceremony. v * * You can iell how close your closest friend is if you ask him for a loan. Of course this is not NO GIFTS FOR IKE? WASHINGTON — The following is a .letter from our philosopher friend in the midwest — Hank Hayseed of Elm Creek, Nebr.) Elm Creek Dear Ed: Nebraska — referring to hanks. ONE MONTH AHEAD ..... On July 14, 1955, The Algona Upper Des Moines carried the following as part of an editorial "Grain Bin, Cheese Scandals"; The cuininiUei- has uncovered a pair of financial deals in the; Department of Agriculture thai .--•mrll a Iriflc bad. One lias to do with government construction by contract of giain bins in the nnd-\ve>i . . . Then, U seems thai sometime ayo. lu'o laigv pi <jce.<.-;</i .•; <il ilaiiy products sold Da- government a large quantity of chn-M-. Mt/ie I vre/itly MIICC the paiitv pi ice of dairy products ha> hei-n loweied. the govcinment in tiiin has re.-.ol(J this .-aim.- clr.i-.-e hack lo the firms that iiruccssi;,! it. And must strange ol all. UK- i-hei-M.- never It'll tin.' warehousi.s of the pi DceKsors, who by this iiltle maneuver made three cents a pound on the cheese in question, all at taxpayer expense of course. We were under the impression liiijt this sort of tiling was supposed to cease after the Big Change in Washington. But not only such goings on in the Department of Agriculture, but tilings like "kickbacks", special ck-al-s. graft and even a deep Iree/c gilt have popped up within the pa.-n few weeks as a result of iiAestigatioiis into government t oijii acU. U will be interesting to see v. hat other lliiiigs are found when more stoni s are overturned along t he Polojnoc. OVER ONi MONTH LATER, THE FOUOWING HEADLINES APPEARED OVER ASSOCIATED PRESS STORIES AUG. 17, FORT DODGE: "TWO MILLION IN ILLEGAL CHEESE" AUG. 17, MASON CITY: "SAY DEAL IN CHEESE ILLJEQ/U" AUG. 18, DES MOJNES: "RULE CHEESE RESALE DEAL ILLEGAL" I see by the papers, that the folks from around the country are settin' up Ike's farm out in Get- tsyburg with cows, pigs, garden tools and the. like. Don't you think this fad of giving presents to the President of the United States is getting tinder ridiculous? To my way of thinkin' it's gotten out of hand. Out our way, the farmers have to buy their own farm animals and machinery — and they make much less than the President who must get sqmething like $150,000 a year considering expenses and all. Now, don't get me wrong. I'm not criticizing Ike, .because I think he's as honest as that other feller who had a Gettysburg address. • , J . But it's not a matter of integrity. It's a matter of pririciple. * * * , • . In the first place, it's an imposition on our President. -What can he do when they force things on him? If he wouldn't accept their gifts, he'd hurt their feelings. It's true that some of those presents are from the heart, like those American Legion boy's giving him a cultivator, but why get monetary about it? Why not just send a delegation to him with a sweet word of appreciation, or something ... I've got a sneakin' suspicion that some folks are simply looking for self-glorification by giving things to Ike. When the giver gets a note of acceptance from the White •House he's the cock of the roost in his community. And what about all the commercialization? One of the agents from a farm machinery factory here was showing me a picture the other day'of Ike using one of his company's gifts, with the brand name right prominent. The man was using Ike commercially, is all that it was. And that's downright low, if you ask me . . . at* There are a lot of poor, decent folks around the country who have done plenty for fellow mankind — in their own limited capacity and their own quiet way — and nobody thinks of showering them with gifts. If the President does good things for the people, that's expected of him — and there shouldn't be any extra monetary awards from the taxpayers. After all, they already are paying him a good salary. Ike's got plenty of personal friends arid visitin' kings and other dignitaries to ply him with gifts. So, actually, he doesn't need those chickens and chain saws and stuff being forced on him. There should be a law prohibiting any President from this type of forced sponging. After all, if a congressman accepted a free mink coat or .deep freezer, they'd shanghai him out of Washington. Don't you agree? Yours, Hank Hayseed Frankie Lainl has news fo? the boys who would have you believe that a poor lad has no chanca to succeed. He cin sum up tHese tidings in one .brief word of : rei buttal, "BUNK!" * * * *.,'" 'Frankie's life story Aiakes Horatio Alger's^gldssiest hero look like a panhandler with ftj bad case of hiccups. For the oenfelil of anyone who may doubt that America still Is the land 'of opl portunity, let's take a peek at the Laine accomplishments^ ,«»• •••'". Frankie Laihe started out life as the son'of immigrant parents from Sicily 1 , Unlike /Ilbratio's "poor-but-honest"* Algerians' wh6 started their climb to fame from the lowest rung > of • the ladder, Frankie had to dig his way up to get to the bottom rung, The lad actually did his first singing for handouts. In fact; his voice, was, described by various and'sundry curbstone critics as sounding like ''a mechanically defective foghorn!" With little but initiative and persistence, this boy wHo never had a music lesson in his life climbed to the 'top in the world of music. * « * Today, as star of Columbia's Technicolor Musical "Bring Your Smile Along," he cites himself as an example of what even the poorest of American boys can achieve. He operates FIVE publishing firms in Hollywood. The royalties from his recordings come in faster than the cl his bank can thread in new roHi of adding machine tape. His nightclub and theatrical play-dates turn a terrific take into the tune r tycoon's till. His Frankie Lane Show, on TV, nets a tidy sum .of the "filthy lucre." Guest shots on TV tip another load of that green stuff into the Laine coffers. Although Frankie's Income Tax Form may not be as bulky as Bing's, the boys down at the Federal Building don't exactly snub him, either! * * * What's more, his current chore at Columbia Pictures doesn't come under the heading of "benefits and gratuitous performances!" Costarring with Keefe Brassellc and Connie Towers in "Bring Your Smile Along," Laine sings five numbers, including the show topper, "The Gandy Dancers' Ball" which provides a n excellent theme for choreographs !l£on's : A} Mftife! recordings. .He royalties .... shduidmake .a nifce, hi$h, exhibit of neatly stacked green paper! ;,.'•'• , : t ; > ';*'.' !'.'. •* •'! i i '. Isn't it fortunate that oil* penniless Immigrafit btijM grew, .up, without semiring an 1 allergy' for anything colored greSn? We have td admit that you can't djg gold pawing blocks -froth America's $trd$a but, who cafes? Just so fohg'as a poor boy can "dig" the music Americans like and reap tlfe 1 iarhe rewards I Furthermore; it!s, i> lot handier thfln trying to fug 18-karat cobblestones' down to, th<j .bank! ' ''\ '••-V , If*'..] \ * * :•*<;. ^'' ' ' If Jane Wyman should'sneeze, duiiing the .filrtling of'"Miracle Iri The Rain," producer Fr^nk P. Rosenb'erg and director Rudolph Mats will, probably call in. a doctor! But, they'd better get ft nerve specialist for themsfelves :at the same time! Of. course, they d worry ''dbout Jane'any time-—; for" ___________ ... -dinaH is take* ill fot a day or two studio '/'fihtiots WoUftd., her," ft film scenes in which she does 1_ appear. .With 'most; stories • t| works fine, This one is differs" 'A day.'a jillaess.wpukL gfall ( dOmplihy. With fcostar! VahiJol •sb'n, pl'&yersl'Paul Pfcdrne,' Bin ra Nichols, Eileen'. Heckert and' whole staff t a'wajfitig Miss'' the 'budget would sfe; their htl y man's recoil fantastic new highs. For the «* eras WOUliD Brocket For the i* BE. ABLE 1 fiarif'in,th« jiicliire, thiea very imp'o'rtaht scenes were' en. Once they were "in 'the b« the Urtit.Was a' "sitting duck'1 Misfortune aimed ? Her sights "Miracle to The RaiTv" v and' loaded a case of "flu" on the Jail Wyman-threshold* You See, J IS ONE OF THE KEY PLAV,., INEVERY SINGLE SHOT THAI REMAINS TO BE TAKEN! Understand Your Child Sponsbireii* by Sfate OniVersily' of low v a Child >.!. : ;Welfate Research Station 5 • '*• 1 Pff i HftfP THE CHILD AND CURIOSITY ,"He wants everything he can't have!" said a mother in a study group, speaking of her 19-months old .child. Children are born curious. AS one writer has said, "Curiosity is to the intellect what appetite is to the body — a cause of growth and development." Wha't is happening to the child whose mother is quoted above? He is investigating his world; and learning the properties of things around him. talk, «he will everything. " When he can add , "WJiy?" to ' • As; he grows older his/horizon will widen and he wjll investigate more and more thirlgs. Why not give him, if he is, jn the habit of demolishing things, something lo build with, something constructive for his energy:? It can be done. -. . . Many times this curiosity in a child leads him to wander off. Recognition of this fac.t might lessen the numer of "lost" children about whom we constantly read in the newspapers. Just taking walks with a young child will often give him an outlet for iis curiosity and satisfy that onging for adventure which is atent in all of us. Children change constantly. tfew curiosities develop daily. First-hand experiences are neea- Ther in here is neither/ time nor spacl tHIi < ar'ticle' to discuss plal equipment as a constructive out! let for a young child's changinj growing curiosity, Two pamphl lets in the Child Welfare s«tlc| will be of interest and help here! "When i Children Play at Home! (No. 52) and "The Child and Play" (No. 87). They may 1 ordered at 10 cents each fft: the Child .Welfare Research Stal ion, State University of Iowa. I j.Tov-answer the growing child'! questions taxes one's information and often one's patience. Bui parents" "who"* are- • close to thein children will recognize when a] question is only aii attention^ getting device or a real need, knowledge. • > t Curiosity is truly a basis for! all learning. Providing for the! development of a child's curidsitjl does two things: helps to develop! his intellect, and develops intij macy and companionship baJ tween the child and his parents" BUHNED Two teen-agers suffered burn when they were pinned under tractor, at the Ralph Kruse farm near Guernsey. The two boys, Larry KruSe and Leland Benest, were going after the cows when the tractor tipped over, pinninj both. They received gasoline and battery acid burns. 20YEHRS' AGO IN rue From Jhe.Files of The Algona Upper Des Moines August 20, 1935 * « 9 A Spiril Lake driver paid $25 and costs in Justice II. B. White's court on a charge nj rec'Uk's.s driving — and he was probably glad he lived to pay the fine. A highway patrolman arrested the man, and lor good reason. Tho driver's car left a road near Whittemore, plunged into a ditch, through a fence, into a field, out through the fence and ditch back on the road again. The- '\>ig mystery was how the car managed lo stay right side up. Loss of oil from the engine resulted in burned out bearings. Wonder it he paid for the fence. * * * A bakery iruck at Swea Cjty look u lillle trip on fls own. The driver parked the Iruck north of Hit? post oil'ice, and went his way making deliveries. The truck decided to make its move, rolling down the street until it came to an abrupt halt when it struck a sedan belonging to Roy Smith. Fate is funny — Smith had just returned from n 7,000 mile trip through the west without a mis? hap in that samo sedan. * 4 t A hard-hitting, good fielding Algona softball t e a in won the Northwest Iowa softball tournament at Fort Dodge, taking the final game, U-6. The locals didn't get going until the third when Medin slammed a home run, but from then on there was little doubt as to the outcome. Fatlior Alunann, now the priest at St. Benedii.-t, and George Kanoull led) the Aljjuna team at the plate with two hits each. ' * 4 * Hank Johannsen is the man ypw want to get into action if you're ever un a committee selling tickets, Local men took on the job of selling season tickets for the Ko.ssuth County Kail-, schedult-'d to get underway Sept. 2. Hank had sold 15, ten ahead «f t|ifj next individual, the lute Dol|>h' Haney, a mrmhtT of the 'fail 1 board. The board announced Uiu addition of several more features for the five day event. Four baseball games, featuring county teams were on tap three of the afternoons, and 15 drivers, including the ever famous Gus Schrader, were to vie for honors in the big car race event the final afternoon. * i> » Negotiations were under way for establishment of a factory unit of the Flour City Ornamental Iron Works. It was understood if the company decided to locate here, 20 or 30 families would move to town at once. They had two major items in mind — adequate police protection and a fair rate on electric current. Between 70 and 80 persons would fill the employment requirements, and a building at least a hundred feet square was -needed to house the operation. Don't ever remember hearing that-the firm moved here — just one of a long line of similar occasions in.the history of the city. * «•• * H. M. Smith, our venerable county engineer, donated 2,000 bushels of apples from his farm south of Algona which were distributed to the poor around Kbs- suth county. Lots of doctors wore kept away in the summer of '35. * * * Algona's public schools and St. Cecelia's academy were set to open Sept. 2. Third Ward school was in the process of reconditioning so it could be reopened in the best possible shape. Eleven new public school teachers were hired to replace those who hadn't signed contracts, and apparently everything was in readiness, except the kids. (Wq know the mothers were ready). « * * A < West Bond woman, Mis Henry Schmidt, rnet with a painful accident when she fell from the corner of the table she was standing on and broke a bone in her forearm. Mrs Schmidt was hanging some fly paper at the" time'of the mishap. She also broke a bone in her hand. * * • » It > wa* $tai«4 in Buis Odds and Ends that curtains are things which are hung in. 4 windows to keep the neighbors from seeing yoy watch them. 50 YEARS Dr. B. J. Dillon, Lansing physician, recently observed his 50th anniversary as a physician He's delivered approximately 3,050 babies. SERVE ;T COPYHC-HT 1755, STQjr gREV/ING COMPANY, OMAHA, NE8H4SM U$.A l'-'*''-'-*!^^*^^ -"

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