The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 25, 1955 · Page 44
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, August 25, 1955
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2-Alflftna (la.) Upper D*4 Moinw Thursday, August 25, 1955 at tte$ ulomes HE'S PRETTY OUTSPOKEN N. P. Black, supl. of the Iowa banking department. made some pretty plain statements the other day. He said that "most of the employed lowans are living it up . . . they have their whole 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 finger on something that thinking people have been saying for some time. "All farm commodities are down . . . the farmer's overhead is higher than ever . . . some of them will be unable to gel their costs of production, live and pay their expenses." Arc you listening, Mr Benson'.' * # * NORTHWOOD WEDDINGS Norlhwood Anchor — The recent aerial wedding over Norlhwood lias given the local "marriage business" world-wide publicily and lias attracted unfavorable editorial comment in various newspapers to Iowa's marriage law, Lasl week Frank Miles, Ues Moines public relations man, wrote The Anchor asking why so many Minnesota people take mil marriage licenses in Norlhwood. Since many Woi Hi county icsidcnts may also wonder about the reasons back of marriages here, we reproduce a part of our reply to Mr Miles: One reason — and the most commonly men-- lioncd — 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 nol. Especially when you know thai many Minnesota couples arrange for weddings here and get their blood tesls several days before coming, il 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. Bui Ihc principal reason for Minnesota marriages in Iowa, is, we believe, the desire lo be married away from home, semi-secrelly, and without publicity. In a similar manner, lowans often drive to Missouri to be wed. Upper pics ^ 111 E. Call Street— Phone 1100— Algona, Iowa Entered as second class matter at the postofrice at Algona. Iowa, under Act of Congress of March 3. 187JI Issued Thursdays in 1055 By THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Managing Editor C. S. ERL.ANDER, Advertising Manager NATIONAL* EDITORIAL AS'fbc'hAT N 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 $3.00 Both Algona papers, in combination, per year _I_ $50(1 Single Copies "_ io c SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year in advance $4.01 Both Algona papers in combination, one year $ti.OO No subscription less than 6 months. ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per inch 63c OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER THOSE GOVERNMENT REPORTS Last winter the federal census bureau sent out forms called the 19;i4 "census of business, manufacturers and mineral industries." Included on the mailing list of those who received this form were weekly newspapers, including the Upper DCS Moines and the 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 qtlestionaircs, 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 Ihe commerce deparlment that "we just had the Russians here Monday but I didn't know they had laken 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 sympalhies are entirely with the Eagle. As we unclerslood 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 Ihe 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 handled the story as though Talbott was to be commended for resigning. Most of those daily papers hastened to add that Talboll had clone no wrong, but perhaps il 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 Ihis 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 lew citizens would be affected, since over 90 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 so preponderantly republican. Because of this an unhealthy situation exists; few of our people ever hear the other side of controversial subjects. * * # The Federal payroll now stands at 2,397,000 which is an increase of 55,000 since last September. This may come as something of 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 to Lesier C. Fuchsen of Whit- leniore, who was one of nine district winners for 1955 in the Iowa G. 1. farm family contest to be honored at the Iowa State Fair. The Fuchsen family will be guests of the fair Aug. 29 and Aug. 30, and will be presented with plaques at a special ceremony. t 4- * You can tell how close your closest friend is if you ask him for a loan. Of course this is nol referring to banks. 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 committee h;ts lllieoyi. red • i pit.'I of ] n;;,!ir!,i|- (It ;•] - in the iJi'paitn.eiii ul ALU icultui. thai Mm-11 ;, Ii illc Uiii. < >in- \},,~ to (io with uoveriiincnl ronstruetir.n by contract of ::i,-iin h! 11s in the niu! wi >t . . . Then, n seem s that .-oiue lui.i ..:.:o, two lai ge pi OI-C.-..-OK- ol lli'l IV |'l '"ii.U." Mild the j^ovei n- iui,nt a iai ^f guaiilily of eheese M' i e i i-i-eutly -ince the p;,l ity p: .ce ill ii,,iry pjnuuels has been lo'.'. i ! i <\ the g'iM-i i.ment in turn lo thf Hill,- that IJlo.-e.-M il it .Ailii. ' maneuver made three cents a pound on the cheese in question, all at taxpayer expense of course. We w^ri: under the impression thai this sort of thing was supposed to cease after the Big Change in Washington Hut not only such goings on in the Depart nlenl of Agncullure, but things like "kickbacks", special deal:-, graft and even a deep llee/e gilt have popped Up within the p.ot lew weeks as a result ol in*, i sligations into government conn ;;cls. It will be interesting to see v. iuit otht-i things are lound when inn.!- Uoiu s ale overturned along OVER QNE 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 ILLESAl" AUG. 13, DES MOINES: "RULE CHEESE RESALE DEAL ILLEGAL" Heavy Date NO GIFTS FOR IKE? WASHINGTON — The following is a letter from our philosopher friend in the midwest — Hank Hayseed of Elm Creek, NebiO Elm Creek Nebraska Dear Ed: I see by the papers that the folks from around the country arc scttin' up Ike's farm out in Get- Isyburg with cows, pigs, garden tools and the like. Don't you think this fad of giving presents to the President of the United Stales is gelling kinder 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 something 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. But it's not a matter of integrity. It's a matter of principle. * * * 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 feej.- ings. It's true that some of those presents are from the heart, like those American Legion buys 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 gifls. wilh Ihe brand name right prominent. The man was using Ike commercially, is all that it was. And that's downright low, if you ask me . . . * * * 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 gifls. 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 and visitin' kings and other dignitaries to ply him with gifts. So, actually, he doesn't need those chickens and chain saws and stud' 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 free/.r.r, they'd shanghai him out of Washington. Don't you agree? Yours, Hank Hayseed Behind The Movie Sets wrrrt BUDDY MASON Frankie Laine has news for the boys who would have you believe that a poor lad has no chance to succeed. He can sum up these tidings in one brief word of rebuttal, "BUNK!" * * * Frankie's life story makes Horatio Algcr's glossiest hero look like a panhandler with a bad case of hiccups. For the benefit of anyone who may doubt thai America still is the land of opportunity, let's lake a peek at the Laine accomplishments. Frankie Laine started out in life as Ihe son of immigrant parents from Sicily. Unlike Horatio's "poor-but-honest" Algerians who started their climb to fame from the lowest rung of Ihe 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 initialivc and persistence, this boy who never had a music lesson in his life climbed lo the top in the world of music. Today, as star of Columbia's Technicolor Musical "Bi ing Your Smile Along." he cites himself as an example of what even the poorest of American boys can achieve. He operates FIVE son>_'.publishing firms in Hollywood. The royalties from his recordings come in faster than the clerks at his bank can thread in new rolls of adding machine tape. His nightclub and theatrical play-dates lurn a terrific take into the tune- tycoon's till. His Frankie Lane Show, on TV, nets a tidy sum of the "filthy lucre." Guest shots mi TV tip another load of that green stuff into the Lame coffers. Although Frankie's Income Tax Form may not be as bulky as Bing's. the boys down at the Federal Building clon'l exactly sir.ih him, either! * * * What's more, his current chore at Columbia Pictures doesn't come under the heading of "benefit.- and gratuitous performances!" Costarring with Keefe Brasselle ,-iiiti Connie Towers in "Bring Yoin Smile Along." Laine sings five numbers, including the show topper, "The Candy Dancers' Ball" which provides a n excellent theme for choreographer Miriam Nelson's American folk ballet. With Jonie Taps producing and Blake Edwards directing from his own script, this film will do nothing to lessen any income from the five recordings. The royalties should make a nice, high, exhibit of neatly stacked green paper! 0 * * Isn't it fortunate thai our penniless immigrant boy grew up without acquiring an allergy for anything colored green? We have? to admit that you can't dig gold paving blocks from Americas streets but, who cares? Just so long as a poor boy can "dig" the music Americans like and reap the same rewards! Furthermore, it's a lot handier than trying to lug 18-karat cobblestones down to the bank! * * * If Jane Wyman should sneeze, during the filming of "Miracle In The Rain," producer Frank F. Rosenberg and director Rudolph Mate will probably call in a doctor! But. they'd belter get a nerve specialist for themselves at the same time! Of course, they'd worry about Jane any time — for everyone on the lot loves her. In this case, they'll be a trifle more concerned until "Miracle In The Rain" is safely finished. * * * Ordinarily, when A leading lady is taken ill for a day or two the studio "shoots around her." They film scenes in which she does not appear. With most stories this works fine. This one is different! A day's illness would stall the company. With costar Van Johnson, players Paul Picernc, Barbara Nichols, Eileen Heckcrt and the whole staff cooling their heels awaiting Miss Wyman's recovery, the budget would skyrocket into fantastic now highs. For the cameras WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO TURN! * * * Early in the picture, ihreo very very important scenes Were taken. Once they were "in the bag," the unit was a "sitting duck" if Misfortune aimed her sights at "Miracle In The Rain" and unloaded a case of "flu" on the Jane Wvman threshold. You see, JANE IS ONE OF THE KEY PLAYERS IN EVERY SINGLE SHOT THAT REMAINS TO BE TAKEN! Understand Your Child Sponsored by State University of Iowa Welfare Research Station THE CHILD AND CUHIOSITY "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 the intellect what appetite is lo the body--a cause of growth and development." What is happening to the child whose mother is quoted above? He is investigating his world, and learning the properties of things around him. When he can talk, he will add "Why?" to everything. As he glows older his horizon u.'!l wi'.len ;md he will investigate more and more things. Why no! in. if he is in the habit of :ng things, something to ith. .-.omething constructive for ins entigy'.' It e;;n be done. Many ti:r,es this curiosity in a ihild leads him to w.iiulcr off'. Hecnunitioii of this fact might lessen the numer of "lost" children about w:,-im we eonslanl- Iv read in the newspaper*. Just taking walks with a young child wii! often give him an outlet f"i his cu: !".-:'>• and satisfy that i-mging lor adventure which if kid ni in .ill of us. Children change constantly. New curiosities develop daily, experiences are need- Child * * There is neither time nor span: in this article to discuss pluy equipment as a constructive om- lel for a young child's changing, growing curiosity. Two pamphlets in the Child Welfare scru lei.- in i in; v^miu ivenaic scries will be of interest and help here, "When Children Play at Homo" (No. 321 and "The Child and Play" (No. 87). They may bj ordered at 10 cents each frnm the Child Welfare Research Stalon, State University of Iowa To answer the growing child's questions taxes one's information and often one's patience. But parents who are close? to thcir children will recognize when ;i question is only an altentiun- getting device or a real need for Knowledge. Curiosity is truly ;i basis for all learning. Providing for the development of a child's ruriii.-ltj does two things helps tn develop his intellect, and develops inh macv and companionship bo 'ween the child and his parents. BURNED Two teen-agers suffered burn.i when they were pinned under a tractor, at the Ralph Kruse fa;-;p, near (iiit'rn.-ry. The two b-.'.vs, Larry Kruse and 1, eland Heno-i, wore going after the cows when the tractor tipped ovc/i. pinnini: both. They received and battery aeid burns. gasoline 20 EBBS' AGO IN THE From the Files of The Algona Upper Des Moines August 20, 1935 * * * A Spirit Lake driver paid $25 and costs in Justice II. 15. White's court on a chaige of reckless, driving — and he was probably glad he lived to pay the fine. A highway patrolman arrested the mail, and lor good reason. The driver's cur left a road near Whitlumore, plunged into a ditch, through a fence, into a field, out through the fence and ditch back on the road again. The big mystery was how the car managed to stay right side up. Loss ol oil from the engine resulted in burned out bearings. Wonder il he paid for the fence. A bakery truck at Swea City took a little U'ip on its own. The driver parked the truck north of the post olVice, and went his waj f 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 Hoy Smith. Fate is funny — Smith had just returned from a 7,000 mile trip Ihroiigh the west without a mishap in that same sedan. V v * A hard-hitting, good fielding Algona Softball team won the Northwest Iowa Softball tournament ill Fort Dodt-e. taking the final name, 9-(i. The locals didn't gel going until the third when Medin .•-lammed a home run, but I ron i then on theie was little doubt y.- io i| l( j outcome. Father Ahmanii. now the priest at St. Benedict, t ,nd Geoi ye Kanoull led the Algon;i team at the plate with i two hits. each. i Hank Johannsen is the man you | want to yi t into action if you're jevi.r on .1 coinmilHc selling Ik'k- I els. Local men took on the job of j selling .M.uson ticket.-, for the i Kossiilh County Fair, .-clieduH'd to i;ct -iiiulcrwiiy Sept. 2. Hank had sold 15, ten ahead of the next individual, the kite Dojph '•""i v. .1 UK inl/i i o| | iiy |:ui bu,j:d. The board announced the 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. Negotiations were under way for establishment of a factory unit of the Flour City Ornamental Iron Works. It was understood if the company decided lo locate here. '20 or 30 families would move to town ;it once. They had two major items in mind -— adequate police protection and a fair rate on electric current. Between 70 and 80 person.-, 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 ;i long line of similar occas.iop.3 ni ihc history of Ihe city. H. M. Smith, our venerable county i ngmeer, donated '.'.,000 bushels of apples from his farm south of Algona which were distributed lu'the poor around Kossuth county. Lots of doctors were kept away in the summer of '35 fc * * Algeria'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 weie hired to replace those who hadn't signed contracts, and apparently everything was in readiness, ex cept the kids. (We know the mothers were ready). A West Bend woman, Mrs Henry Schmidt, met with a painful accident when she fell from lie corner of the table she was standing on and broke a bwie in her forearm. Mrs Schmidt was hanging some lly paper at the time of the mishap. She also broke a bone in hei hand. * * t> It was stated in Russ Waller's Odds and Ends that curtains are things which arc hung in a window to keep the neighbors from seeing you watch them. 50 YEARS Dr. 15. J. Dillon, Lansing physician, recently observed his I 50th anniversary as ,M phy.-ician I ILL a uelivc:c.d jappiuxunately 3,- u50 babies. SERVE BEER corv.,c.HT ms. sroiz MIW1IJG COWANVi OMAHA _ N| U1A<

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