The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on September 8, 1955 · Page 18
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2«-At9»fta (la.) Thuridoy, Sftpt. I, 1955 et De$ Utotoes REVAMPING THE MAILMAN One of the most interesting thoughts that has rumbled out of the office of Postmaster General Arthur Summerfield, is a suggestion that what maybe the mailmen in the U. S. need is a new type of uniform. Mr Summerfield, a member of "the team" as originally formed, thinks that maybe the old gray outfits which came into being about 1868 should be pepped up with livelier colors and a more military look. It was n6t stated whether or not this would also call for a little military drill by mailmen in the future to overcome any possible slouch as a result of toting those heavy mail sacks around. Summerfield is reported to have said that brighter colors might bring brighter spirits and a livelier step along the way. We have taken no poll of the matter among our local mail carrier friends, who have been wearing the gray for quite a while (not necessarily the same suit all the time, however). However, we do have one suggestion. Locally, if Mr Summerfield could figure out a quicker way to get the mail to Irvington from Algona, a distance of 5 miles, We would like it very much. At present the mail for Irvington, from Algona, goes to Humboldt to another route which comes-, back to LuVerne, and there is handed over to" the Lu- Verne carrier who drops it off at Irvington. Surely someone might be able lo figure out an easier way to cover that five miles from here to Irvington, and until they do we're not going to plug for any old change in uniform, either. * * * BIG REAPPORTIONMENT WIND Our state legislators — some of them at least — seem to £>c getting greatly excited about a special session of the legislature lo take up the mailer of reapporlionment of scats in the house of reprcscntalives and senale. Maybe some of Ihe boys are yearning for a liltle more of that good old DOS Moines atmosphere, and the extra pay thai would go wilh it, and the lemporary glory lhal accrues lo a legislalor while in session. Iowa law says that the legislature shall rcap- portion seats on the basis of population every 10 years. For Ihe pasl 20 years this law of the state has been ignored. Why get excited about it all of a sudden now? Why wasn'l Ihe matter taken cure of in the last legislative session? It appears at a distance that the pros and cons on the subject of reapportionmenl arc intended as a political maneuver in some way to benefit one segment of the controlling parly lo Ihe detriment of another. At least, it is a fight within one party, but one that tends to leave the average citizen pretty cold and uninterested despite the seeming effort on the part of some to make it a very important issue al this moment. * * * It is io be regretted that our Russian visitors didn't have a chance to take in a few baseball games or a football game, too . . . working off energy in sports beats war all to pieces. * » # A good night's sleep is the best bridge between despair and hope. ^Igonn Upper $c& ^oiuca 111 E. Call Street—Phone 1100—Algona, Iowa Entered us second class matter at the postoffice at Algona, Iowa, under Act of Congress of March 3. 1B7U. Issued Thursdays in 1955 By THE UPPER OES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Managing Editor C. S. ERLANDER, Adverlising Manager N A T I O N A I EDITORIAL MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE Weekly Newspaper Represenlatives, Inc. 920 Broadway, New York 10, N. Y. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO. One Year, in advance J3.00 Both Algona papers, in combination, per year $5.00 Single Copies 10c SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH On* Year in advance $4.01 Bo(b Algona papers in combination, one year »b uo No fubscnption less than 6 months. ADVERTISING RATES DUplay Advertising, per inch —- 63c OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER HOW MANY CADILLACS ? How many Cadillacs do you own? Thai question is asked by Wallace's Farmer in its recent issue, in referring to a story in the New York Times by Harrison Salisbury, who followed the Russian farm delegation around Iowa and came up with a story indicating that Iowa farmers are rolling in wealth, and of course inferring that all Federal farm programs should be stopped at once. He said: "the ordinary Iowa farmer has a minimum of two cars and they are usually brand new Buicks or Oldsmobiles or Cadillacs." Wallace's Farmer, not a publication lo let this pass without challenge, then conducted a survey and found thai 72 pcrcenl of farmers in Iowa are driving either Fords, Chevrolets or Plymouths, that 6.2% drive Buicks and another G.2% drive Oldsmobiles, and only .4% are driving Cadillacs. It so happens thai ihe editor of the Upper Des Moines was a university classmate of Mr Salisbury in the middle west, and we are indeed sorry to have him carried away by a lot of eastern nonsense about the "great wealth" of Iowa farmers. It is true lhat for 20 years the farmers in the . n.alion gradually recovered from a depression and emerged inlo beller financial circumstances. Many of the older ones have been able lo "lay something away"; the younger ones in most cases are cither renters or have bought farms for which they are still paying. The farmer is not a "second class citixen" and never should be. What we regret is the inference from some quarters that if the farmer gets a fair share of the national income, or shows any evidence of prosperity at all, there is something wrong about it. This undercurrent of feeling is found not only in some eastern publicalions, but also seems lo dominale Ihe Ihinking of certain quarters in the present national administration. It is a hard thing lo understand, but it is there. Even as recently as a week or so ago, Ihe economic adviser lo Secrelary of Agriculture Benson spoke to a farm group in Massachusetts and said "the postwar decline in farm income is an emergence from a dream world, and no one expected it would last." At the time he made this stalemenl, Ihe Department of Agriculture was announcing lhal farm income had reached its lowesl poinl since 1940. The farmer is a sensible cilizen. lie would offer no objeclion lo less income if his cost of living index dropped proportionately to his own lower income. But that is not the case. If the economists, the manufacturers and the present administration think lhal they have real I'air and sound prosperity with a widening spread between farm income and farm and rural cost of living, they arc in for a big surprise one of these days. When the lack of buying power among fann- ers .spreads to the small cities and villages in the miclwe.sl, and liien to the largi i manufacturing and processing centers in the east, someone may wake up. By then il will be too late •— and by then there will be another administration to begin all over again to put the agricultural section of the country back on its feet. We would say that the economic adviser, Hie Secrelary of Agricullure, and the eastern interests who control the present administration are the ones who are living in a "dream world", but they are making real hay out of it while they can, regardless of what happens to agriculture. » * * WE JUST DON'T LIKE NEW SALES TAX Humboldt Independent — We think thai Ihe new sales lax is Ihe meanest lax lo figure and eollecl thai We know of. We just don't like lhal 2'a e .'r tax, nor do we like the way in which the tax was set up in the chart. And believe us, the chart must be used on almost every purchase. It it is not used the merchant will not collect the proper amouivt of tax. Why was il necessary to set up a 2'•>'.'!' lax? Why not leave It at l!'.' or make it ;<'.'<'? We would favor the li'.i .tax and if more funds had to be rai.->c'.l they should have cinne troin some other source. That 2'a'; sales tax is a "stinker"' and Ihe lunger it is in use the less we like it. * V f SHADES OF THE LATE 1920s On the west coast a man swam handcultcd from Alcalraz island to Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco. In Milwaukee a man is sitting on a Hag pole until the Braves win seven games straight. The market is bullish; Wall street is Inlying anything: Farm prices are low. Shades ol the late 1920s and Die eaily 1930s. l, I,: V Dixon-Yales was strictly an inside job with the hankc-is, the insurance companies, the utility i ompanics picked in advance, and their men operating right inside the Eisenhower Admmislruiion. ---Drew Pearson. STRICTLY BUSINESS by KkFeatter* "Your typing is improving, Miss Griddle can barely see the erasures!" State street (the present location of the Algona). A Texas man, Gail Pettit, was the owner, and construclion was set to start later in September. The building later burned down after becoming the New Call, and was replaced by the present theater. Behind The Movie Sets WITH BUDDY MASON IABY BANTER By BROWN'S DAIRY ••• •;.•*» I'm a self made man. You shoulda got seme help. CARNATION milk will even make the sun look brighter! you feel GOO,D, too! THOUGHTS WHILE TOURING — Motorists across the land complained to us lhat the greatest menace on our highways is the big cross-country traclor Iruiler. We had our experiences with trucks. On U. S. 30 on a narrow, winding downhill grade in eastern Ohio, a giant roadway boxcar bore down on our rear bumper as we moved along the legal liinil of 50 MPH. Hissing his airbrakes nervously. Ihe driver and his thundering 00,000 pounds of dead weight scared us into gunning ahead at a treacherous t>5. He rode our bumper all the way . . . On narrow U. S. highways, the enormously - broad trucks approach you with their left wheels riding the center line. You squeeze by on an inch and a prayer . . . Irony is lhat down in Washington, the truck industry went a long way in defeating our highway building program, through its lobbyists. The industry didn't like the lidea of helping to finance the program Hhrough increased taxes on trucks. Yet, experts say, more than 80 percent of our roadway damage is caused by trucks. And according to statistics, there'll be 10 times as many trucks on the road in the next 10 years. * * * Seems like the hapless motorist has three alternatives: 1. Leave the pleasure car at home. 2. Have Congress set up a law limiting number of truck.-* on the highways. 3. Have Congress order the trucking industry to build its own commercial thoroughfares. After all, the railroads built their own. * * * America's most peaceful scene: As I look out from our car this moment :n lowaland, I see a tall windmill spinning in the breeze. Below it, a grove ul shade trees embrace a modest while frame home. Three small children romp on the wide porch swing. Several fat cows la/ily tail-slap at flies in the shade of an elm in the meadow . , . ','• * ^ You meet big and little people along the way — all have their own success story. Take Sam Nisi, the handsome 52-year-old Sicilian in Omaha, Nebr., who decided lo cook steaks for a living back in 1939. lie convci ted a part of his home down by the railroad tracks inlo a foil i -table restaurant. The first day lie served only one steak. Today, Sam Nisi is the undisputed "King of Steaks" ol America. He serves 250,000 of them a year —- in thai same building by tin tracks. His formula for the tastiesl tenderest steaks llns .side of gastronomic heaven: Age the prime meal IK days at a constant 34 degrees. Then salt on one side, and Hip the steak — uncalled side down—on grill at 400 degrees. Sear just enough to hold in the juiee--not too much so thai it would get crisp. Flip il over, let it si/x.le lour minutes, then serve—cutting il with your fork. This "secret" has made Sam Nisi, once a poor boy, one of the richest reslauranl owners in the world today. Highway signs are still ruining America's entrancing landscape but some are amusing, hku this one outside :i restaurant-service station in a little Ohio town: Eat Penn/.oil Get Gas Travel is broadening, it nothing else . . . Livermore Guests Mr and Mrs Jamo J. Leddeji ol near Duncoinbc and the J. Adrian McCarvdle family ol near Moorland were Sundav dinner gue^t.-i at tiie Claude Lawre net 1 home al Livei'inni ,• lor (hi birthdays ni Mary anil M.iureeii Lawicnce which \vere onth ;n August. 20 YEARS AGO IN The Fmpirr SlMe Build ;n ; _ 1U2 atul'je.-; 11.-I50 11.) iMJli From Ihe files of the Algona Upper Des Moinos Sepl. 3, 1935 * # * A Ledyard farmer, Albert West, had suffered heavy loss Thursday evening when his barn burned to the ground. Cattle and a cream separator were saved from the blax.e, but all other equipment and chickens housed in the structure were lost. Prompt action by many men who rushed to the scene saved the granary, which was also ablaze. The tact there was no wind probably saved other buildings and a straw stack near the barn. Loss was estimated at several thousand dollars and was only partially covered by insurance. » » • Tiionka was Ihe home of the healthiest twins in the state. Shirley May and Sharon Kay, year-old daughters of Mr and Mrs Carl Tallies, were chosen to receive the honor by judges at the state lair. According lo the parents, the little girls had never oeen sick since birth. These girls later became two of the finest basketball players in this area before their graduation from Titonka high a couple of years ago. * » • A postcard was received by the Kossuth County board of supervisors which suggested that il be a penitentiary offense for anyone on relief to nave any more children than they already have. It is very cloubtlul than any further action was taken on the suggestion. * * * A LuVerne man, George Schneider, 94, and his son, John, BO, died just a week apart. The elder Mr Schneider died at LuVerne, the son at Luiie Hock at the home of his daughter. * * * The largest crowd in Ihe history of Lakota's annual Sauerkraut Day jammed into that town for the one-day event, according to the committee. The crowd was so large that during the night it was almost impossible 1 to find standing romu even on the main street. Concessions and band music furnished entertainment for those gathered. * » The Algona Grays whomped Lotts Creek. J2-C, in a baseball game Wednesday night on the local diamond. Two other games, slated for the Grays during the week were cancelled due to cold weather. « » * A transient was in ihe county jail, awaiting a preliminary hearing as a result of thefts of property from three cars in Algona. Property from one of the autos was found beside the man when he was located sleeping at the fairgrounds. He got into one car that was lucked in a rather clever way. A rear window was open just lar enough so he fished a blanket and, raincoat out through the crack with a piece of wire. V V * Mr and Mrs Ole Johannesen of Lone Rock embarked on a trip to Norway where they were to make an extended visit with friends and relatives. V V M Kossuih County's fair opened Tuesday, billed as the greatest ot them all. The finest set of free acts available was set in show und livestock entries from all over the county filled all available space on the grounds. Band eon- certs, ball games, auto race.-. fireworks and the give-away of a new car were on the agenda lor those in attendance 1 at the lour day affair. We wouldn't accuse Walt Disney's animators of spying; Nevertheless, the little tramp dog in his "Lady and the Tramp" acts suspiciously like the Lord-and- Master of the Mason household. "Brownie," a pup of nondescript pedigree possessing an aristocratic bearing and tastes to match, "adopted" us some seven years ago. With painstaking care he's managed to train us to the point where our stupidity gives him a minimum of annoyance. £ >s a Or, could il be that many dogs take a dim view of all blundering humans, acting much the same toward them — r and the world al large? At. any rale, we're happy that theatres deny admission to dogs. In the process of straightening out his own affairs, Brownie can complicate OUR lives nicely enough. He doesn't need the brilliant Disney writers lo give him more ideas, thank you! S s * However, if you fellow dog- servants have managed to .sneak away to sec "Lady and the Tramp," you've been rewarded with a most hilarious dog's-eye view of dogdom and its multiple problems. Only a man who understands dogs could have turned out the charming novel authored by newspaperman Ward Green, the story upon which this screenplay was based. And. only a man who knows dogs as well as he does humans could adapt the novel as skillfully as did associate producer and writer, Kielman. Penner. With consumate artistry, Mr Pinner permits you to view people through the eyes of two dogs with diverse dog-philosophies. There's the sheltered Ladv, who Understand Your Child Sponsored by Slate University of Iowa Child Welfare Research Station know we'll take you to later. open IN FAMILY P LANS During a recent vacation trip Mr and Mrs Lloyd and their six- year-old son Bill stopped for a few days in a large city. Bill was eagerly awaiting a promised visit to the' zoo. On the first morning the Lloyds decided to drive around for an hour or two to see the city before planning anything special. "And we'll drive out to the zoo," Mr Lloyd said to Bill. A few minutes later when Bill realized his parents were driving past the zoo entrance and were not stopping he burst into tears and insisted they stop. "Stop that," Mrs Lloyd said, "the zoo isn't even open yet. You know we are just driving around now.'' Bill remained sullen and irritable for the rest of the morning. "I don't know what's the matter with you," Mrs Lloyd said. "You the zoo You know the zoo isn't yet but you just want to make It unpleasant for us." Children need and want to ho included in the making of family plans. This is true at any time, but particularly so when the family is on vacation. 'Contributions, within the limits of their capacities, to family plans are a meaningful experience lor children. Like the Lloyds, we parents often fail to realize that hastily made plans in which they have not participated are difficult for children to understand and all too often lead to unnecessary confusion and unhappiness. The Lloyds might have had a more pleasant and satisfying morning if they had remembered that participation in the planning of family activities can help the child feel included -— can help assure his understanding and thus his cooperation in the tilings that lamilies do together. staunchly believes in human kindness, and the cynical Tramp who does not. With the voices of humans, they discuss the affairs of dogs. In short order, they sway you to the canine viewpoint. You will soon find yourself weighing their problems from a dog's angle of vision. If you've never had tears spring to your eyes while you're roaring with laughter, try this one on lor size! And for a full ten minutes after leaving the theatre. DON'T TALK TO ANYONE: Until you regain your human-indentity. you might bark at people—or lick then- hands — depending upon which clog philosophy had the greatest appeal for S'OU! * c * Now, back lo mere humans of the interior, two-legged tribe! Have vnii ever whooped and siKvZrd' your way through a t>e.s- sion uf hay-fever'.' Then picture yourself on a sound stage where an uncuntroll- ed sneeze could ruin a take. Win i c a lew hundreds of dollars worth of wasted production tune hang in the balance while a mmial'.ne Kansas twister hangs hallway between your sinus and the place where it will trumpet the loudest. • • * That was Jane Russell's predi- cament as she marched down the aisle in Univei sal- International suidios to marry Jeff Chandler in "Foxfire." "The flowers that bloom in the spring" are not followed by a tra-la-la in Jane Russell's NaYurc Book. For .lane, they are the advance agents of a thundering case of recurrent conjunc- ivitis accompanied with nasal catarrh. Which is the Ten Dollar way of saying: HAY-FEVER! « • » Up-to-dao courses on "How To Be a Lovely Bride" neglect to cover a "Whooshes and Sneezes 1 ' emergency. So. the resourceful Jane resorted to an old hoine- renieciv treatment which alv. ays silences the Russell sehnuzz. * • « When the beautiful bride of "Koxtir< " cups her pretty little nose into the hndal bouquet, as MIC anKii.s tnwaiil the altar, she's n<it just sniffing her pusics. Far from it! She's inhaling a man- size whiff of the TURPENTINE with which they've been d>>i!.-ei|. Sure it smells bad! But it's better than Miffei inj: thiough a MH-e/y day of retakes! ADVERTISING I* tne Algoni Upper Des Moines reaches more families in Kossuth county thar sny other publication Algona city council approv- d plans for a new $50.000 theater which was. to be built ua Eabt $81,500,914.00 to Boost Iowa Income Talcing ordinary business expenses, taxes and payroll alone, the brewing industry last year spent over $8 1 ,500,000.00 in Iowa. It figures out this way: BUSINESS EXPENSES ..... $27,544,621.00 TAXES .................. 23,484,632.00 $81,500,914.00 This revenue reaches down to every nook and corner PHhe sate, every fi d dpf endeavor... S o e5 to $ wel| our welfare and prosperity week in, week out, year after year, wherever we live and however we ar e -ployed. Truly, the brewing industry i, an important factor m our economy and progress. HELPS BUILD IOWA M8 UMITV 8106.,

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