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3MMf»na (l«.) ttpptf DM Main«i ThuMday, Sept. 1, 1955 et De$ Ulomes GOVERNORS' CONFERENCE Iowa's Governor, Leo Hoegh, has invited mid- west governors to A conference on the subject of farm prices next October. The fact that the Iowa governor has issued invitations for such a meeting with the topic named is an indication that at least on the state level, it is finally being acknowledged that there IS something wrong with farm prices which have been sliding now for several years, while the rest of the nation is in a period of boom prosperity, if we can believe what we_ read. It was unfortunate,' 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 Democrats and Republicans alike. There are Republicans in Minnesota and Missouri, just as there are Democrats in the states invited to attend. Governor Hoegh by excluding two of his neighboring states, has put a political aspect to the conference even before it is held. The question of farm prices should certainly not be considered, on a partisan basis, and if any governor, Republican or Democrat, has any good ideas on the subject they should be.-welcomed. There is.no true prosperity without agricultural prosperity. We might have learned that lesson 25 years ago, but evidently we did not. P-O-W "CODE OF CONDUCT Senator Estes Kefauvcr, commenting on the recently issued ."Code of Conduct" for war prisoners, had some interesting remarks to make on the subject. The Tennessee senatot. says that politicians are as least partly responsible for the young soldiers who "turned their coats" in the Korean conflict. He points out in- a letter to Secretary of Defense Charles Wilson that the Korean war was referred to as "Truman's War", and the "useless war", and the men 'fighting it heard some of the highly publicized political criticism of the conflict in which they were engaged — uttered right on the floor of the U.S. 'Senate — and by men who now hold high positions in the government which has published the new "Code of Conduct." The new book now says that "our cause in the Korean war was simple and just, but our objectives were frequently confused in the public mind." , "Certainly", says Kefauvcr, "ocjjSSfibjejctives were confused — by political propaganda — and some of the confusion went right on over to the communist inteiTogati'on centers along with the young, poorly informed lad who stood there facing hostile enemies. 1 ' We can only hope that the new "Code of Conduct for Prisoners of War" will help to straighten out a lot of things in the minds of men in uniform — and politicians also. * * . », s • "The men who have succeeded besl in life arc those who have been jolly and hopeful." — Fonda Times. ifypcr jpcs 111 B. Call Street— Phone 1100— Algona, Iowa Entered as second class matter at the postoffioe •t Algona. Iowa, under Act of Congress of _.. March 3, 1»7U. _ Issued Thursdays in 1955 By THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Managing Editor C. S. ERLANDER, Advertising Manager NATIONAL EDITORIAL f giil-llil 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 year $5 00 Single Copies r \&c IUBSCR1PTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year In Advance JI.QI Both Algona papers In combination, one year .. Id 00 No lubscnpuon les* than 6 months. ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per inch «3c OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER WHY 69 AND NOT 169? August 23 the State Highway Commision opened bids for widening of 02.6 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 widened, but xve 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 Iowa 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 g'o 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 Slate Highway Commission we hope that highway 169. which runs from Ely, Minn, to Galveslon. 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. ifr <t if; WE HOPE HE'S RIGHT ! Norlhwood Anchor — Strange things have been happening in Russo-American relations. Just six months ago a "summit" conference of heads of states looked practically impossible — and an exchange of farmers between the USSR and the United States would have been called fantastic. Now both have 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 friend? ship. Americans, by nature, a fricndy, outgoing people, haven't made friends of all the lest 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 could not exist. Until the outwardly friendly mien of 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 Ihe American 'way of free enterprise and our brand of democracy, they m;tv de- \ cide to adopt much more of it than they already^ have., The two great nations might someday become true friends. VIEW ON-SALES' TAX The Usual Answer As To Whether Or Not I Am A Presidential Possibility is "No Comment" . . . Not "Too Ridiculous for Comment!" INTO THE WEST . . . WASHINGTON The sogg> <all went "thud" inside the bi;: table 1 shaker, the potato chips in the panti.v turned to rubber and the dresser drawers got so warp eel that when you pulled, all that came out was the handle. You step outside the back door imd trillions of gnats cloudbank aiound your head. These insect.- c-at 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. * * * There's only one way to beat this thing. And that is beat it. Get out of Washington. So, for a couple weeks, we'li be i;eve!ling midst Ihe easv-goirK The Midwest—that's when.' the only kind of dirt the folks dig up is the soil that produces loo-.I. In Washington it produT-es heartaches, for all we know here is political dirt-digging. * * ~ * • One thing wo look forward io on our t:ip into the space; is the friendlv 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 politfcal science experts. Thai'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 i- the thing that runs Congress. * * * Right now. United Slates Con- gressinen—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. 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 overlook such things as soggy salt and sticky clothing ... ' Legally Speaking Smith owed J6neS a sum of money for work the former had done. After a time, the bill being unpaid, Jones assigned the bill to a collection agency. When Smith refused to pay this bill, the collection agency to which the bill had been turned over, called up the office of Smith's employer by telephone and informed Smith's employer that Smith owed a bill and was refusing to satisfy or pay it. The collection agency further informed Smith's employer that it would institute legal proceedings to garnishce the wages of Smith, but only in the event that Smith did not pay the bill within a specified time. Because of this telephone call to his employer, Smith sued the collection agency, alleging that his right of privacy had been invaded, and as a result of such an invasfon he had been damaged. The question here is whether or not Smith may sue and get a judgment against the collection agency for thp alleged wrongful intrusion into his private affairs. The answer is no, for a creditor or an assignee has a right to urge payment of a just debt, and to a devise that proper legal procedure to enforce such payment will be taken. People who do no't pay their bills 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. * * t (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.) 20 YEARS AGO IN THE 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 Klgona and Burl. They were taught in the act, given a good lecture by Burl officials and fined 23 cents apiece. How did they over arrive at that 23 cent figure? » • • Walt Menke of Bancroft was honored last week when he was selected as an outstanding pros- pect for the big leagues in baseball. Walt played in the outfield for Forest City, the tefcm that took the state baseball croWn. He was set for a try-out with the Des Moines Demons in 1936. Walt played with the Demons, and while he didn't make the majors, was an outstanding hitter and outfielder until a year or so ago. He had several great seasons in the Iowa State League with the Lions. * * * An Esihetville mart pleaded guilty to a forgery charge in district court in Algona. He was sentenced to a year in jail, but the first four months of the sentence were suspended, and the court was to determine at that time as to further disposition of the case. * * * Three haystacks on the John Day farm near West Bend were burned to the ground Friday afternoon. The West Bend firemen were called to the scene when the blaze was discovered and they kept it from destroying any of the buildings on the premises. * * * New car and truck tales slacked off in the county during the week, as only 13 were registered in the office of the county "treasurer. Sales through the summer months had been the greatest in history, so it was probably about time a drop was noticed. \ ... The Upper Des Moines girl's kitlenball 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 . « A well-known Algona painter, Karl 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 pu/zled, and rightly so. His car wasn't nearly that old, but how did the paper get in the,door? * • • A West Bend man. J. C. Scurr. had his brand new automobile stolen, and in broad daylight, too. Mrs Sturr saw the vehicle zoom away in the middle of the afternoon, but thought it was her husband. Later, Mr Scurr came home, walking, and authorities were notified. Several neighbors saw a man loitering near the auto, but had no idea it was a thief. * * * • The Algona Grays baseball team, one of the finest in the state, had three Raines on the schedule for the week. Titonka and Whittemore were to meet the locals iri a doubleheader Thursday night, and Whittemore was coming to town for the second time during the week, later. In games played during the week previous, Bancroft stopped Algona, 7-5, and the Grays conked the Fort Dodge Gypsum team, 11-3. According to the story, Algona knocked one Fort Dodge hurler out of the box, and had another pretty wobbly before the end of the contest. * * « Judging by the hospital news, it was tonsil and adenoid time in Kossuth County. Over halt the entries at the two Algonfl hospitals during the period were children in for T & A. The LuVerne fire department was called out twice in two days to extinguish a truck fire—arr.l each time it'was the same truck. Wednesday at 10 p.m. the first call came in. A transfer truck owned by Lloyd Smith was afire. The blaze was extinguished and everyone went home. The next evening at 6 p.m., the firemen were called again to put out a fire in Smith's truck. A short caused all the trouble. . Five thousand small fish, 90 percent perch and 10 percent pike, were dumped into the Des Moines River Monday. They were put into the river just above the dam north of AJgoru. and were supposed to ^eplemsh the supply. They probably had quite a fight with the carp for survival. Understand Your Child Sponsored by Siaie 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 ;. car of his own. One day he announced thai he had found a used car that he had just enough money to buy. Mis father said. "Would you like to see how much it costs me to run my car?" He and Jim carefully studied the cur expense records fur the past year. Jim was surprised at how ivmch money went just for license, insurance ;.nd 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 I yourself. You know about how i much you can expect to earn, and I you can estimate how much to allow tor necessary school expense.-. Then, y.ni will have some idea of whetner you can afford ti- keep up the ca; you picked out. If | you find you can afford it, and can as.-ure me that it is safe !•> drive, I'll give you a car insurance policy, but I can't afford ,!o help you with the other expenses for you;- car." Jim intimated his nu<>r.u' and expenses ;,? eari'fuHy as he could, aiv.i ruefully decided that. buying a car w;..-u!d :v.*ke him give up too many oth<-i thing; that he wanted. Six month,- Inter though, he l,..i buy ;, car. aiv found that now h to own and '.> run it. II-..- ^i-inecl valuable i -xpi . :• m managing his alfan s w;-r!y Behind The Movie Sets WITH BUDDY MASON "Where csn wo 530 iho most 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- j asked by prospeclivo visi half percent, but in the opinion of the Toledo! An.-un.l t.!m tnjic of y ( Chronicle someone is contused in his arithmetic. The Chronicle says: Merchants of Toledo and elsewhere in Iowa have begun the new "so-ci-.lled" 2'-j percent sales tax collection. Of course this is NOT a 2 l; j percent tax. Not if you K" by the form sent out by the Iowa Tax Commission. The yellow sheet the commission sent out is headed "l!'-j percent Sales Tax Bracket Approved Bs r Tin 1 Iowa State Tax Commission. ' According to this "instruction sheet. 1 ' retailers are to chai ye !i o nts tax for all SI sales. Thi.-. is li'i pcicont'.' Not when we were in the lourth, grade. A half cent doesn't mean much if taken at its face value. Hut a lot of folks will pay the state of Iowa, a lot clollais tliut are not authorized by law. The sales tax is a very unfair tax any way you look at it. In the first place it forced retailers to be unpaid employees of the state. It iorces them to collect taxes, .handling .-tale iimney thereby, and confiscates their time in lillin.:; out the report forms. In the Second pkic 1 . 1 . win r. .1 widow, on a pe:i- sion, has to pay a pehnv las. for a loaf of bread it can lie a ic-al hardship. Tiii> wiiu-r will promist his vote to any Mute li.-gisUit.ir v.ho will plank hi.- platf'orin with a "dov, o with sales tax" MOLS.IJ. stars at one time?" Thi.-> i:the questions nvst IV' query is very ( a>y to an • you'll ))'- in Los Angele- sist of Au:;ust, you c-m ••< I.v every import Mil .-tai indie-Mrv in one allenm i you have t" do is to pun-h kets lor the annual Kode P^eriffs' Relief Fund, st. the ever-popular Sheriff B:.:c\i!u:- and his staff. Sheriff Biscailu: is part and p-:icel ol Holly Wood. Sfi.. .'. ilil tn Mier.dm.ts fan follov.-in..'.-> are, in turn, fans of the he!o\vo ;dol of youngsters and gruwnnps. alike; t':.(-ir "Sheriff Gene." No Hollywood social ev'-n'. is complete- without the appt aranco of Sheriff Biscailux. And. absolutely NO ONE would drc.,.: ol holding a parade without inviting our genial Sheriff to ride "lit in front astride a fine h'ir-e. "Sheriff Gene" fit-- ilm- n g I BABY BANTER AJ1 year long, appears at Hollywood'- IH-I and civic functions with i 1,-r.Ts stars Ilis a :,i :, / popularity in.-ures tl 'n\- .-•pneanmce. tuliv ever any • Veal turn. By BROWN'S DAIRY What's haven't he got that got? Your (jirl friend. Round arif! rpynd he goes . . . agree on CARNATION milk! But you can be sure that all will Thai's \vhcn •I'!"-:. invilBl hug' . .-p-./el'ii Fund Iio.li-.i stud).i.- it,at ••tailed on ;. \ i..- able to Jji.lti i J: ;,! .'. -i 1 -.-. .•m to atti 1 Sheriff.-' '. lucky i Rodeo is -ri ,v. You Gene' I the :id his fl.-lieJ v the never would ,t corporal's to\\ iv if it On this day. all Hollywood u. n-- out i., p.iv neiaane to its : i.- ..i; ;.r'l !:-i. ;id. And. Filman;l : - ii"1 ..k.n 1 . ' From every .'.:•' : of I,'..- An.iiek's. county, the ;': - nry pnu/., into the L. A. ''•':.-' in ,. A ri sp'-ctful hush •i! - -V'-r lh' crowd w,i:lc S!~. ••i: '.. I'.-. ;.ii u/ ;s belli.:; '.l Lip,. an- Ufts !.m- Ihe 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 of the mob. Star-makers and publicists scratch their heads and marvel at this ovation, ll they could discover the exact formulae for such popularity they could build a private fence around the mint. » » * Nowhere in the West wil you fin-.l as many horses assembled in one pliic". at one time. Regular, and honorary nvnmted posses from all over the Western area circle the Coliseum track. After they exd, they have to keep on riding for miles so that the paiade behind them can be kept moving. Each posse has its own individual parade uniform. Fabulous fortunes in jeweled saddles and silv^r-studcled harness bring gasps from the crowd. » « » Top-notch Rodeo contestants fight f-.ir the sudden wealth to br won in prixe money. The greatest circus acts in the world are booked to be flown in. Stage conches, 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 the world. 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