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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, September 1, 1955
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•/ -ffPl'"* ''-O •".«"-!»-I ;• ' Iowa's Governor,'£eo Hoegh, has invited mid- west governors to a conference^ oijt the "subject of farm ^rice^nbct p^o^b^-. ,,,'•; "Th^ r ffa|t'f$ai]1ihe Iowa, governor has issued invitations'"for such" a'"nidfethig with the topic named is an indication that at least on the state level,'it is finally being acknowledged that there IS something wrdh'g' with farm prices,which have been sliding now' for several years', wnile the rest of the nation isiin'a period of boom prosperity, if we cart believe what we read. •i It Was urifOrtunatje, it seems to us, that the invitation went to, only/the states where the governors are Republicans." This excluded Minnesota and Missouri, who happen to have Democratic governors. Farm< ; prices, whatever they may be, apply .to 'Dertiocrats and Republicans alike. ' there areRepublicans in Minnesota ah'd Missouri, just as tH'ere are Democrats in the states invited, to attend. Governor Hoegh by excluding two of his'neighboring states, has put a political aspect:to;the coriference even before it is held. , The question of farm prices should certainly nofc'b'e considered, on a partisan basis, and if any governor; Republican or;Democrat, has any good ideas on |he,subject they, should be welcomed. There .is' no true prosperity without -agricultural prosperity. We>mignt have learned that lesson 25 years, ago, but'eVidently we did not. P-O^'GQDE 'Of •CONDUp Senator ;:EstW-Kefauver, commenting on the rccerttlyi issued )'C6de Of Conduct:'-for war prisoners,-had some interesting remarks to make on the subject;'";,,.;';:;:-'._.' ; "..',.','•• • ' • ,• ..' The;,Tennessee.:senator 1 says .that politicians are as least'- par,tiy.responsib,le for ithe young soldiers who "'tuftied 1 their : coats" in the Korean conflict. He'.p'oiriils'out. in a letter to Secretary oi Defense-Char.!^'Wilson that the ^orean war was referredvt6'-as;'''5rurrtali)'s War", and the "useless war",' a'nd the'men figh'ting it heard some of the highly,''pybliciied political criti9ism of.the conflict in whicH'thdy Vere engag'ed-7-uttered right on the floor of tlie-U.S. -Senate;—and by men who now hold high "positions'In-the government which has pubiish\cd : the ,new "Co/de of Conduct." The/'newV'bpp}? ,n<jw says, that "our cause in the Kpcean war -was, simple' and- just, but our 'objectives were • frequently, confused in the public mind." , \ • •. ' . •'.} v ."Certainly", says Kefauver, ."ouj^^Jsjeqtives . were confused—by.political propaganda—and some . of the conifusion..went.right on over to the communist interrogation centers alorig with the young, poorly informed-lad who gtood there facing hostile enemies." ': ; We can only hope that the new "Code of Conduct for Prisoners ol War" will-help to straighten •out a lot of things'in the ininds of men in uniform —and politicians also. * * * "Th<? rhen who, have succeeded best in life arc those who have been jolly and hopeful." — Fonda Times. a Upper 111 E.' Call Street—Phone 1100—Algona, Iowa Entered as second class matter at the postofflce at Algona. Iowa, under Act ol Congress of March." 3, U7U. Issued. Thursdays in 1955 By THE UPPJJH DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R.'B. WALLER, Managing Editor C. S. EULANDER, Advertising Manager WHY69AN,pNQT 149? 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 - 13.00 Both Algona papers, In combination, per year $5.00 Single Conies .' 10c SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year In advance . S4.0I Algona papers In combination, one year ttf.QO No subscription less than 6 months. i ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per inch — «3c OFFICIAL CITY ANO COUNTY NEWSPAPER August 23 'the State Highway Commision opened bids for widening of 62,6 miles of paving on highway 69 from Forest City to the junction of highway 20 east of Webster City. We agree that the highway should be widen . ed, but we do wonder if that means, that highway 169 will be years off in receiving the same treatment. And we have a reason. In Minnesota, within a year, highway 169 will 'be completely rebuilt into a divided highway all the way from Mankato to the Twin Cities. A good portion of this new road has already been constructed. This means that on that portion of US highway 169, traffic between states south of us and Minnesota will converge on this new road and undoubtedly use 169 starting in loWa in the process. It is true that highway 69 runs through Ames and Des Moines, but on the basis of cross-state traffic, that is nothing of special importance.*At Garner or Forest City, traffic Headed north has to go east or west to again pick up a good north- south road, and in this case it will probably mean reaching the new 169 in Minnesota. Somewhere in the plans of the Iowa State Highway Commission we hope that highway 169, which runs from Ely, Minn, to Galveston, Texas, will receive consideration as a major cross-state route. With the exception' of Fort Dodge this highway hits none of the larger cities in Iowa. Part of it in the south of Iowa is (or was) gravel, which means no old, obsolete paving to contend with in an improved, widened, major north-south route. If Iowa does not include future plans for US highway 169 improvement, we are going to fail to take advantage of the millions being spent in Minnesota to make a major route out of highway 169. Summer., tourist travel northward is tremendous/Highway 169 is a logical route to follow. . » * * WE HOPE HE'S RIGHT 1 'Norlhwood Anchor — Strange things have been happening in Russo-American relations. Just six months ago a "summit" conference of heads •of itates looked practically impossible — and an exchange of fanners between the USSR and the United States would have been called fantastic. Now both h§ve taken place. And the< results are just as surprising as the fact that the events ocurred. At high level an dlow, the friendliness of the Russians, which was reciprocated by Americans, was a principal characteristic of meetings between representatives of our nations. • ^ ;••• Friendliness is not the same thing as'friencJ*-' ship. Americans, by nature, a friendy, outgoing people, haven't made friends of all the rest of the world, by any means. But mustual friendliness certainly may be a step toward friendship. Without friendly contacts there cannot be understanding, and without understanding real friendship coujd not exist. Until the outwardly friendly mien o£ the Russians is demonstrated to be genuine, we should remain on guard at the same time doing what we can to further mutually beneficial intercourse. . , Who knows? Once Soviet leaders have seen and understood the American way of free enterprise and our brand of democracy, they may decide to adopt much more of it than they already have. The two great nations might someday become true friends. * * . « VIEW ON SALES TAX Blue Earth (Minn.) Post — Our neighboring state to the south, Iowa, had an increase in sales tax July 1. The increase was pegged as being one- half percent, but in the opinion of the Toledo Chronicle someone is confused in his arithmetic. The Chronicle says: Merchants of Toledo and elsewhere in Iowa have begun the new "so-called" 2't: percent sales tux collection. Of course this is NOT n 2 1 --! percent tax. Not if you go by the form sent out by the Iowa Tax Commission. The yellow sheet the commission sent out is headed "2'-j percent Sales Tax Bracket Approved By The Iowa Stale Tax Commission." According lo this "instruction sheet," retailers are to charge 3 cents lax for all $1 sales. This is 2'-j percent? Not when we were in the fourth • grade. -A half cent doesn't mean much if taken at its face value. Bui a lot of folks will pay the state of Iowa, a lot dollars that are not authorized by law. The sales tax is a very unfair tax any way you look at it. In the first placA it forced retailers to he unpaid employees of the state. It forces them to collect taxes, handling state money thereby, and confiscates their lime in filling out the report forms. In the second plac'j. wht-n .1 widow, 'on a pension, has to liny a penny tax for a loaf of bit-ad it can be a real hardship. Tills writer will promise his vote to any stale legislator who will plank Iu= platform with a "down with sales lax" slogan The Usual Answer As To Whether Or Not I Am A Presidential Possibility is "No Comment" . . . Not "Too Ridiculous for Comment!" 51 INTO THE WEST ... WASHINGTON — The • soggy salt went "thud" inside the big table shaker, the potato chips in the pantry turned to rubber and the dresser drawers got so warp 1 - ecl that when you pulled, all that came out was the* handle. 'You step outside the back door and trillions of gnats cloudbank •around your head. These insects eat humidity for, breakfast,/lunch and supper. And in Washington they've gotten fat on it. This city for the most part was once a swampland. And, climate- wise, it still is. And those wet hurricanes haven't helped things, either. * * * • :;j _ There's only one way to boil this thing. And that is beat it. Get out of Washington. So, for a couple weeks, we'll berevelling midst the easy-going The Midwest—rthat's where the only kind of dirt the folks dig up is the soil that produces food. In Washington it produces heartaches, for all we know here is political dirt-digging. * * * One thing wa look forward to on our trip irt»o the spaces is itjfi? friendly little chats with our country editors and the publishers in -non-metropolitan communities Who use our column. -These men, and women too, know the thinking of their community—the backbone of American opinion—better perhaps than the most scholarly of political science experts. That's why a congressman will listen harder and jump quicker to the demands of a small town editorial than from a blast in the big-city sheet. It's called "grass roots thinking," but in a round-about way, it is the thing that runs Congress. « * * Right now. United States Congressmen—those who aren't junketing around the world—are also stopping by newspaper offices around the country. They're tapping that wonderful -sounding board, the old salt of politics, the small-town.editor. * ',.-. .. , •': J A lot of that rich philosophical soil from around those grass roots will be brushing off on the visiting dignitaries. Hope some brushes off on us, too. Maybe with this two weeks of mental rejuvenation, we can come back to .Washington and averlook such things as soggy salt 'and sticky clothing ... , rV Smith bwe,d*Jb'y< ; 'a'sum '6f money for Work lhe|former had doiie, After aHlme.'ifie bill be 4 - ing unpaid, 'Jones assigned the bill to. a collection .agency.. :.... When Smith refused to pay this bill, the cdlledtibn iSgency 't.6 which the f ;bill Had befevturned over, calledv ; up; 7 thfl; Office S of Smith's employer by telephone 4nd informed Smith's employer tHat Smith-6,Wed aijbillv.and was refusing fb: satisfy,,Or pay it. The- tfolleetibn- agency, further informed Smith's .employer .that it woul,d institute 'legal proceedings to 'gsriiishee' th£; tt?ag"es: of Smith; but onlyMri the'event that Smith did not pay the bill within a specified time, 1 : -;y, - * Because of .this telephone 1 call to his employer, Shiiih sued the collection agency, alleging .that his right of privacy had been invaded,' and as a result b£ such an invasion he had been damaged. The question here is whether or not Smith may sue and get a judgment against the collection agency for the alleged wrongful ntrusion into'his private affairs. The answer is no, for a creditor or an assignee has a right tOkUrge payment 1 of a jusLdebt, and to a devise that proper legal procedure :o enforce such payment will be ;aken. . . ~. People who do not pay their sills cannot object to some publicity in connection with attempts to collect them; their sensibilities are protected only from undue or oppressive publicity. The facts here would not constitute either undue or oppressive publicity and would not be an actionable violation of Smith's right of privacy. * . * ... *. (This article, prepared in the public interest by The Iowa State Bar Association, is intended to inform and not to advise; facts' may change the application of the law.) ls' From the files of the Algona Upper Des Moines August 27, 1935 • * * This sounds like a lot .of fun. Eight boys from Algona and one from .Clear Lake engaged in a good old apple battle between Algona. .and, •. Burt.. • They were Caught' in th$ act, ; gi.ysn, a gopd lecture by Burt officials and fined 23 cents apiece. How did they ever arrive at that 23 cent figure? * * * Walt Menke of Bancroft was honored last week when he was selected as an outstanding pros- . ..,-.- --.--• !••,— •.'•-rj pect for the big letoe|fn b bail. Walt pitted to-ths oU" for Forest CitJvthe team was s<$ for a'&f^rw'itKlfi Moiaes, .Demons.. . an. W3.6> .,:..-— played with the Demons; and while he didn'timake' the majors, was > an outstanding ; Hitter , and 6Utfielder untlt fi^y.ear or so ago? He had several .gre« seasons, in the Iowa State League with the : .,,,, ..: ... An .Eslherville mafl pleaded guifty to a' forjSry-'cfiafge iW dls» triet coifrt iri Algorta. Hejwas 'sett-, tended 1 to '& year 'in jffi r but the first four months of the. semencfr iw£!r6" SUspehde'd; and the COUrT wai to deteffttih^ at that time as to furthei- dis'fibsitioh of the, case. ''' '' "'' ' .. • Three -, ; .on ,ihe Jo}m "' .5-the : gt'bUnd j; The West Bend'flremen were called to the scene wheih the blasse was discovered",aQd. ! they kepfc-iit from destroying any. of the Building^ dn'rth&.prehilses. New ear and irtick* sale* slacked off in ithe<county during, the week, aisl pidv^ |3«^er,£,, registered u.rer... Sales '-through 7 , this stirnmer- mohths had/been the greatest in history, so it was probably about •B drops was htttieed. *>* • »^< f . .- ; . .' . The Upper .Des Moines girl's kittenball team downed Swea City, 17-10 on the local' diamond Tuesday. A return engagement had been set for- Sunday afternoon on the Swea City field. ' * *. • ' ••'. - • • • A well-known .Algona painier. Kai'V Willason, was repairing 'the cloth on the. door of his car when he found a copy of the Des Moines Register and Leader : dated April 26, 1905. Karl was puzzled, and rightly so. His chr wasn't nearly that old, but how" did the paper get in the door? ,. .. ^ . ..,... , A V^esl Bend man, J« C. Scurr, had his-'brand)-new automobile . ,.. •i.-: slolen, and in brqaOaylifH too. MM .Sctirr saW'ir the, ^ehlfcle zoom fwSy In^tn^Biildl^df thft aftfer- noofl but thougfit it%as hfj hbs-' • walking, and...;a,Uthor.iti?l notified. Sevkai neighbors saw a man loitering hear th| auto, but Had no idefiilt was a thff, 'The. . team, one ' 6f • the flftest'Tin the state, had three, .games m the schedule .for- the week, Titbhka- ., and Whittembre were to meet the fbcals'in a r ;d63bteyato^hUr S day, night, Irid WHittetofe xwas ; coming* to tbwn # foKitM^cond , time dfiring'the|weBk r M^; In games plaVed ; during, flhe ^Week previous, ' fipert ft?, ^topped, Al- IbnaY'fts, > and ;th&:etaylsepnked the "'Fort Dodge': '.QffiOttf. team,, 11-3, Acbording to ^he' Story, Al- Mona knocked" one; '•F.petjv Dodge . htirler out of thc,'box.v- and. had another pretty v/bbbly befbre.the ' end oi- the contest. ,' .''. , '.;",''• •*.• • * * .•• Judging by the hospilal hews, it was tbnsil and. adenoid time in' iCossUth Qbuhty-> fOyer half the entries v at the two' Algona hdspitals during the period were children in for T. & A, '' LuVerne fire department was called out twifie^ in two days to extinguish a truck .fire — and -e'ach time 'it -.was the sanie truck. . Wednesday, at ;idjp.m.' the first call clme in/ :X A /transfer truck owned by Lloyd -Smith was afire. The Ablaze was extinguished and everyone ^wertt home. The next evening at 6 plm., the firemen were 'called again ; to, put out a fire iri Smith's truck, y A. short eaftsed all the 'trouble. ; • V ' . \ ' • •'.-. -•.;•.;.«, ..." FiVe thousand small fish, SO percent perch • and ; 1.0 percent pike, were! dumped into, the Des Moines River; Monday. They were put ' intb ^ the iiver just above the dam north of Algona, . and were supposed'vl.o replenish the supply. They probably had quite a ' fight wijh the carp' ( for survival. •. ' Your Sponsored by : Stale University of Iowa Child -. •'•• Welfare > Research Station ••• • HELPING CHILDREN ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY The Gerrards were proud of their son, Jim's careful, competent driving, and the whole family watched with interest as he saved his summer salary toward a car of his own. One day he announc- e'd that he had found a «used car that he had just enough money to buy. His ,father said, "Would you-like to see how much it costs me to run my car?" He and Jim carefully studied the car expense records for the past year. • , Jim was surprised at how'-much mon'ey went just for license, insurance and maintenance. "Wow!" he exclaimed. "I thought I could put in a gallon of gas and use two-bit oil and have a lot of fun.' His father suggested, "Perhaps you could make a budget for yourself. You know about how much you can expect, to. earn, and you can estimate how much-to allow for necessary school; expenses. Then, you will have some idea of whether you can afford to keep up the car you .picked but. If you find you can afford it, and can assure me that it is safe-to drive, I'll give you a car insurance policy, bug I can't, afford' to help you with.the-other expe'nses for your car." . Jim estimated his income and expenses as carefully as he could, and ruefully decided that : buying''' : a "car would' make^him'-give up' r too many other, things that he wanted. Six months later, though, he did buy a car, and found that now he could afforil to own and to run it. He had gained valuable experience in managing his affairs wisely. Behind The Movie Sets WITH BUDDY MASON By BROWN'S DAIRY What's he gol thai I haven't got? Your girl friend. agree on eA»NATJ0N milk! . . . &,vrt ypw ' V IsT^upaja be sure that all will "Where can we see the mosl stars at one time?" This is one of the questions mosl frequently asked by prospective visitors. Aroun'J Ihis time'of year, their query is very easy to an.iwcr. If you'll be in Los Ansolc.-; on the 21st of August, you can. see nearly every important star in the industry in on<- afternoon. All you have lo do is to purchase tickets for the annual Hodeo of the- Sheriffs' Relief Fund, sla;'r:l by the ever-popular Sheriff Ku:;t-ne Biscailuz un:l hi.-; staff. # * - * Sheriff Bisceiluz is part and parcel of Hollywood. Stars with tremendou.i fan following* are, in turn, fans of the beloved idol of youngsters and grownups, alike; their "Sheriff Gene." , No Hollywood social event is complete without the appearance of Sheriff Biscailuz. And, absolutely NO ONK would dream of holding a parade without inviting our genial Sheriff to ride out in front astride a fine horse. ¥ * V AH ye^r long, "Sheriff Gene" appears at Hollywood's benefiti and civic functions with Film- knv.Ts stars/ . Mis a m axing popularity injures the siicccs.-. of a charitable. 1 venture merely by his aupi-anaicc. lie gives ciu.'Cr- full.v and freely of his lime whenever lie's called upon to aid in any way. Only once during the yi ar does he ask a favor in return. « » • That's when "Shsriff Gene' ir-suc-.-. invitation.; to all the stars, inviting them i -i attend his hujv-", spectacular Sheriffs' Relief Fund Rodeo. It's lucky for the studios that this Rodeo is never slaved on a week-day. You woild be able to mu->ter a corporal's L'u;.rd on any lot in town if it On ihis day, all Hollywood tums out to pay homage to its Slvriff and rrjeyd, Atid, Film- land i.-s not alone! , From every corner til l.'i.i Aii.ydes county, the .iii/.eir.'y pours inU; the L. A. Coliseum. A respectful hush. 1',-ills over the crowd while Sheriff Eugene Biscailuz is being announced. Then, as he stands, lifts his ten-Kallun hut and bu.wi> •inilin-.'.!-,- In hi.-. ..ill.iii in", fail:., tlic- Coliseum ewiiCa apart at the seams. It fairly rocks with cheers, applause, whistling and stamping of feet. If you'll glance about you at this moment, you'll find the greatest names in show business going berserk 'with the rest qf the mob. Star-makers and publicists scratch their heads and marvel at this ovation. It they could discover the exact formulae for such popularity they could build a private fence around the mint. V * # Nowhere in the West wil you find as many horses assembled in one place, at one time. Regular, and honorary mounted posses frorn all over the Western area circle the Coliseum track. After they exit, they have to keep on riding for miles so that the parade behind th(;m can be kept moving. Each posse has its own individual parade uniform. Fabulous fortunes in jeweled saddles and silver-studded harness bring gasps from the crowd. , » • * Top-notch Rodeo contestants fight for the sudden wealth to be won in jprize money. The greatest circfti acts, in the world are booked to be flown in. Stage coaches, Indians, cowboy bands, lancers, trick ropers, clowns galore and famous name-bands — why, you never dreamed there were that many musical instruments in the whole, wide world! * * * Famous Western stars parade their equally famous star-horses and put them through their acts before the grandstands, while thousands of kiddies in their best cowboy regalia scream with delight. It's the Arabian Nights in boots and spurs. The West, parading its fanciful best before thu world. A swirling riot of color, horseflesh, action, talent and music. "Pagenlry" za" become puny, meaningless words of inadequate de.scription Now you know wha,t happened to Aladdin's genie! They must keep him locked in- a top drawer of "Sheriff Gene's" desk and only let him out once a yea''. But, whop they do --—.-!.!! Well! It must take this "genie with the light brown, lamp" the rest of the year to recover from his binge! In it secret compartment in a chest of drawers, Grinnell police chief Waldo Johnson and .John Burma recently found an additional $52,00f| ity : cash • and stocks, among* the effects of 93- yoar o'd James Totten who died a year ago. A total of $8a,500 hus found. UDM Want Ads Pay Pividendj It's Performance That Counts! Reduced oil consumption Is one off he many performance sdvijntsges with TROP-ARTic All-Weather Motor Oil. This high quality motor oil resists thinning at high temperatures . . . won't burn awsy. THOP-ARTIC can reduce engine wear . . . 40% or more! |t keeps engine.* clean, 'Compared to older types of oils, TBOP-AlU 1C can even double engine life. Prove it for yourself. Change to TRQP-A&TIC AU-Weafbee Motor Oil at your PhiiJips 66 Oealer'sf, -PHIU1P? PJiTRQJLEUM COMPANY In it rvlw, 511 YQUR PHIUIF9 66 pfAtlRi MR WW> TtQ'piArtkAl KEN & LEO'S PHILLIPS "66"

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