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2~AI|0na (la.) Uftpw &•» M«fnil Thursday, Sept. IS, 1955 PILGRIM'S PROGRESS Descendants of the Pilgrims who came lo America in 1620 aboard the Mayflower have worked up a unique trip. They propose to go over to England and Holland and retrace by air the route that the Pilgrims took in crossing the ocean. There are some 152 persons who have signed up for this trip, which is to start Sept. 22 and wind up about Oct. 6. We know of nobody in this area who is going to make this trip, although we have no doubt that there are Pilgrim's descendants around. Thinking it all over, wouldn't it be far more interesting and real if the group would charter some small vessel, though, and cover the route in a manner more like that of their ancestors. We're \villing to bet thai if they did, tViey would wind up with an even greater respect for their ancestors, too. # * « 10-YEAR PRICE RISE? A writer of business articles in the east has predicted that we are in for 10 years of gradually rising prices, and a trend toward more inflation. He quizzed 449 purchasing agents and more than half said they expected their own company products to be priced higher six months from'now. He may be right, or wrong, and we hope he's wrong. There is still the law of supply and demand to reckon with, and if and when demand falls off, prices can be expected to cease rising and., perhaps drop. Nobody wants to go back to the economic conditions and prices of 25 years ago, but there is also a limit to where prices should go in an upward spiral if the good of the country and the average citizen is to be given consideration. » * « CUT OFF THE DRINKS Davenport Democrat — Serving liquor on some of the luxury airliners has drawn complaint from some quarters. It has been suggested by opponents that liquor regulations of various states should apply to overhead airliners. It would seem that attempts to enforce or abide by varying liquor regulations down below are both enough complicated and ridiculous without suggesting that they be applied in the air. Big commercial passenger planes cross Iowa and other dry states in coast to coast flights. Who would know exactly when the plane crosses over the line between wet and dry jurisdictions on the ground? Furthermore, planes on domestic flights are in all other ways under federal rather than state or local control. Airline operators, no"donbt,-pTe- fcr to ride with federal rather than state regulations on the serving of fancy drinks. Federally, you know, it's not'against the law. * • * A puzzled wife told her husband that she didn't understand the difference between direct and indirect taxation. "It really amounts to the same thing," her husband explained. "When you ask me for money that's direct taxation, but when you go through my pockets at night when I'm asleep that's indirect taxation. unta Upper pcs 111 E. Call Street—Phone 1100—Algona, Iowa Entered as second class matter at the postotflce at Algona. Iowa, under Act of Congresi of March 3. U7D. „__ Issued Thursdays in 1955 By THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Managing Editor C. S. ERLANDER. Advertising Manager NATIONAL EDITORIAL MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS •; NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE Weekly Newspaper Representatives, Inc. 820 Broadway, New York 10, N. Y. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO. One Year. In advance „_ 13.00 Both Algona papers, in combination, per year „ SS 00 Single Copies 10 C SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year in advance f 1 01 Both Algona papers in combination, one year'.I. Id.00 No subscription lets than 6 monthi. ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per inch 63c OFFICIAL CITY ANP COUNTY NEWSPAPER UNHAPPY 6.O.P. CHAIRMEN Republican state chairmen from all 48 states met last week in Washington, and from there flew to Colorado to catch up with the vacationing president. At neither spot did they find pure, unadulterated happiness. In Washington, the chairmen from the farming states wanted to talk to Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Benson about farm prices. Word had finally trickled down to the state chairmen that all was not well in the hinterlands and that unless something was done, and soon, there was danger that the farm states might not be cordial to Republican candidates in 1956. But Mr Benson knew better than to stick around and bite into that one — he accepted an invitation to talk to a group of farmers over in Italy, and just, at the time the slate Republican chairmen wanted to come to grips with the question of farm prices in the U. S. A. Mr Benson was sitting down to a big plate of spaghetti over around Naples. This, as we said, made the state Republican chairmen pretty provoked. At last reports, Mi- Benson had still evaded them, and farm prices were still in a pretty bad state, although it is possible that the farmers in Italy may have learned something from the words of wisdom uttered by the U. S. Secretary of Agriculture. - • Then the Republican chairmen flew out to Denver, and were escorted to the ranch where Ike has been catching rainbows and cooking flapjacks and generally speaking has in the meantime let the country take care of itself. At this point the Republican chairmen were vaiting with baited breath for the earth-shaking announcement that Ike would head the GOP ticket again' in 1956, a statement which would perhaps insure the stale chairmen of another four years of substantial donations and political dividends. But Ike fooled them. He told them lhal he didn't belive for one minute that the Republican party should be de- pendenl on one man, and that was that. Nothing at all aboul being a candidate for reelection. Press reports of this meeting state thai "there was a noticeable letdown reaction among the leaders immediately after the president had left." He didn't even invite them to go fishing or eat flapjacks at the ranch. Between Mr Benson and Mr Eisenhower the 48 state Republican chairmen had quite a little cold water thrown their way, and we hope that when they all got back to their respective states their wives had a good, home-cooked meal ready and the T-V tuned in to a relaxing program, and the pipe and slippers handy, because those poor fellows deserve a little bucking up at this stage of the game. * * * TIP FOR THE WIVES Paul Wood in Sheldon Mail — What do the majority of husbands want in their wives? Probably altogether too much. But very high in the list of a wife's talents we would place a pleasant disposition and loyalty. Also add a sense of humor and don't forget sympathy she may have in your problems. Of course it is bad if she needs to spend too much money, but if she has real sympathy for you and your troubles, her desire to spend too much money will be largely submerged. Being a good cook and a good housekeeper is desirable, but there are other attributes above those. No husband is perfect, so why should lie expect perfection in his wife? It may all be summed up to a great extent by a real effort tu work together for the common good. # * * JUST "PLAIN LIVING" — Iowa Falls Citizen — Remember when we were all in for a stretch of "plain living" . . . When the new president put ihe old president's yacht, the "Williamsburg," in mothballs and told the nation that such pleasures were to be put aside? Kcmeinbei•? It really wan't Icing ago! And things ARE different. No more yachts! For the present president doesn't mess around with boats. But it takes two airplanes—a big one and a lillle one—while he's vacationing in Colorado. And also, for that Colorado stop, there has been built for the president a bruud new prefabricated cottage, complete with dishwasher and disposal. That is just for the side trip to the mountains during the Colorado visit. Beside this cottage runs a .stream. It has been specially stocked with trout—at something more 1 than $1 per pound. Then. 1 is also a pond beside the cottage. Ditto on the trout . Now some folks would consider this kind of livin' it up. But to others its pretty austere . . . just plain, "plain living." It's not that any of this is too good for the President of thr U. S. It's hardly good enough. It's just that memories arc so short—particularly between flections. * «• * If you want a place in the sun, don't be afraid of blisters.— Knoxville Journal. STRICTLY BUSINESS "You'll find me easy lo work for, Mitt Femie — my former secretary would still be with m« if »he hadn't omitted a comma 1" i BABY BANTER By BROWN'S DAIRY I just wish that he would tell me, what the SHOWER is for. I lost my little Red Head to lh*l fellow next door ! will always win new friends, w hen you serve them CARNATION MILK! Phone 190 Today! ON St. ALBAN'S HILL Washington—Since things are sort of quiet on Capitol Hill, let's browse among the big brown oaks of another hill—St. Alban's. Midst this 67-acre site that actually dominates the Washington scene—400 feet above the Potomac—they're building one of the most magnificent ecclesiastical structures in all the world. It is safe to say that no adult living today will see it completed. Only few adults who saw it started are living today ... • • • Despite ihe webs of scaffolding around the church, services go on as usual—and 50,000,000 people pass through its doors each year. It is the cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul—better known as the Washington Cathedral. Today, 48 years a-building, it is valued at $40,000,000. They need another 825,000,000 to complete it—and that date is 2027 A.D. — funds come from worshipers. For $10 you can contribute a wall stone, and for $1,800 you may buy a cornoid which measures about 8 ft. by 6 ft. by 4 ft. For $130.000 you may contribute an aisle bay . . . • * * Whal about the man who "runs" the cathedral? That brings up the story of the young naval lieutenant who brought his fiance to the cathedral-ten years ago to say a prayer for the girl's brother. The brother died in the service a few days before. The lieutenant found all but one chapel locked. He vowed that should he ever reach the position where he could dei something about it, he would keep all chapels e>f the church open to the worshiping public at all times. Now, the cathedral is open to 11 p.ni. each day. Soon, when there's money for additionfil doormen, it will be around the clock. That naval officer kept Ills vow. He became the cathedral's minister and its dean— The Very Rev. Dean Francis B. Say re Jr. Dean Sayrc—the only American living whe) was born al the White House—has a personal affection for this magnificent place. Fe>r. in the crypt of the church are buried the remains o.* hi; grandfather—Woodrow Wilson. . * # * Of all the beautiful, historical. traditional, revured segmen's of this church on St. Alban's Hill. what is the most outstanding'. 1 Is it the rose window that contains 9000 individual pie-cos of glass extending 20 feet iicrussV Or is it the bishop's herb uar cle>n outside? Or the apse, winch holds the eneirmous sanctuary? Te) me, it is the chapel of Joseph of Armiatliaea. It was Joseph who wont to Pilate 1 and bcgg?d Christ's body, then wrapped it in a clean line'ii cloth and buried it in his warden fremi where Christ rose (nun the dead. The- chapel lies in the' very center and very bottom of the cathedral. All the weight of the massive structure rests on the chapel's pillars. Sunlight has never touched it. Nor will it ever It embraces something heavn- ly serene ... Gives you tlu> leel- ini' "you are there" centuries back. It is the only chapel in any cathedral in th:.- world eledie-aleel to the ejbscure Jew who wa.~ a friend of Christ . . . Seneca Saddle Club Has Picnic The Seneca Saddle Club he!-.'its first annual picnic Sunday Sept. 4 at Hands Park. Minn, wit!' u very large crowd in attendance. Tiie Saddle Club reined twc motor boat.> and the day began at !0:30 with swimming and fa.-t boat rides. At'lcr a picnic dinne>- oi fried e-hickvn. a soft ball nair.e was played. The final .-eojv wax U-7. After the exciting game everyone headi'd for the lake ami a cool refre.-hinu swim. The fun packed ,|,iy eii'l-i! -.vrii another deliciou- lunch. Behind The Movie Sets WITH BUDDY MASON crystal-ball to inform you that they'd concoct something belter than average. BARRING ACCIDENT, THAT IS! The gas burners COULD flicker put in the middle of their operation—when not a soul possessed a quarter in change for the meter! Any prediction involves risk. But, we'll risk a blue chip on a "Day of Fury." (The Gas Company assures me that coin meters are obsolete and Universal-International has paid its bill!) How can any«ne tell that a picture will be good when it's only been in production for a few days? Frankly, you can't! But yeiu can predict with an amazingly high percentage of right guesses. If you've been around the lots for many years, any number of little things will tip you off. First and very important, is a check of the list bearing the names of the creative staff and technical crew. Just as a racing handicapper gleans information from "past performances," a peek at The production staff-sheet tells you that certain important factors will, or will not, be contributed to the finished film. 4 V • For instance, we recently spent two days at Universal-International watching a company sheuit scenes for "A Day Of Fury." Robert Arthur was the producer. This, in itself, indicated that the story was well chosen. A clever, experienced playwright and writer, his early accomplishments gave promise that a Inter career was to fulfill. In 1940. Bob Arthur collaborated on the- stage production, "New Mown." Following this bright success, he- wrote the- original storv, "A Chip Off The Old Block." Aftrr Army service, from 1942 to 1943. he produced "Buck Privates Cemic Home" and th- delightful "Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap." From hero on in, his record for producing highly entertaining film- fare has been ouslanding. • * • Mr Arthur's stagecraftsman- ship, sense of humor, stciry construction know-how and ability to correctly evaluate story value: insures the- choice of a good shooting se'ript. Harmon Jone> directs. A brilliant, versatile- man. with facets of tcmp'.-rament 1h:'t reflect tin- Robert Arthur inclination, his teaming with Mr Arthur augers well for smooth collaboration Cinemato»rapher Kills C. a r ' e r who re-ally warms up in fin". creative company, will outdo himself to keep jn stiMe with Arthur and .Tone*. With liar mony pervading the com pans' atmosphe-re' in the lop cchelein. other technicians will give their best. Such a eoop-'rativo moid extends il.-ell lhioii"li assistant director Joe Kenny i inht on down to the extra-players he- supervises. The- ca':t. of course-, is infected with this pleasant viru- froni the start, and automatically responds. * * * From the cast roster, we learn u great deal. Dale Rolie-i-tson is at his best in a meaty Western role. (Tho' you who have' seer. "Son of Sinbad" may dispute- this statement)—with Jock Mahonev. px-stunlman, gracing the cast, wr can expect a story ueared \-i action. Mara Corday adds beaut v and talent to mirnish sets that wore designed by Alexander Gol- itxt-n and Robert Rovle-. Carl Benton Rcirl, Jan Mori in, Sheila Bromlev and Dayton Lummis assure believ-abl" e-lrii'aete-n/.alions in their well-suitcel roles. - * f These are factors that are readily apparent. There are oilier.* —like a schedul'.- which permits -'dcQUate treatment, unhampered bv the nn.'s<ures ejf time or limitations of budget. All have a definite boarina on the quality of a completed Him. $ * * Let's suppose you hired the finest chefs, kept them in a happy, competctive mood and gave them choice viands to prepare with every exeitie- eoiidiiii' ni known. You wouldn't nvcd a Legally Speaking If you should plan to build or buy a new home, or repair your present one, you should know about the mechanic's lien law. In 1851, Iowa put a mechanic's liens provisions into its code (law). In so doing, Iowa was following a national pattern in which states changed their codes or amended their state constitutions to make the mechanics lien law workable:. The mechanic's lien law is strictly an American invention. If a worker or material supplier does not get paid, he can put a lien on the house and enforce it unless he is paid. But things were not that simple back in the 1700's. In those days the law looked upon lumber, bricks, nails, etc. (things you could move around) as personal property. But once a craftsman built the house, these things became immovable and hence real property. And the worker had a neat legal problem to get his wages if the contractor wouldn't pay him. A worker could only sue the contractor, not the owner who got the good out of the work. The states eventually changed the law. based on the difference between real and personal property, so that now if a man supplies materials or does work on your building or land he can file a claim against your property for his pay. A lien works something like a mortgage, for you pay up or the lien holder forecloses and can sell your property to collect the debt. If you are a worker, file your verified claim of lien within GO days after you do your work and then enforce payment of your lien promptly. The mechanic's lien law aims to protect the workman. But how can you protect yourself if you are having work done? First, deal with reliable people, for the odds are you can settle- any trouble easily then: second, protect \ ourself by the contract which clearly sets out how the supplier and workers are to be paid, and third, get lien waivers from all workers and suppliers as they are paid. 18 you are buying a home make sure there are no outstanding liens. * * • (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.) Understand Your Child Sponsored by Slate University of Iowa Child Welfare Research Station BOYS HAVE DATING PROBLEMS, TOO George was excited, but also apprehensive, when he was invited to the Freshman Leap Year Dance. "Jill is neat and sweet." lie told his parents, "but I don't know how to act at a dance." His father smiled. "I remember my first dance. I felt like I had five legs and no place to hide my hands. But here's something that may help. Why don't we practice dating? If you can stand it, take your sister to wherever the crowd goes on dates and see what other fellows do. She and your mother i-an leach you not to step on Jill's feel and the rest of dancing will come with practice." It worked. George was embarrassed, and his sister was condescending, but by the evening of the dance George had learned the ordinary courtesies of dating behavior. Jill said she'd had a wonderful time, and George know he had. "Why", he said, "it's mostly just a matter of doing the polite thing." Understanding parents can do much to help their sons find a satisfying social life. Many fathers might be less perplexed by their sons' stricken behavior if (hey took time to remember their i>wn first dates. What tc, do, and how. are serious questions. Dating activities do change, but consideration and good manners ease social situations, and the?" are tilings that can br; learned and practiced at home. And lucky sons can talk with their parents about their misgivings and questions about what to do on a date. 20 YEARS AGO IN THK the list of only half showed appreciable A Shoshone Indian Girl namef. Sacajawea, which means "Bin: Woman'' guided the Lewis anci Clark Expedition through tin- Northwe>t. FROM THE FILES OF THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES Sept. 10, 1935 * 0 * Rain opened and closed the Kossuth County Fair last week. A day-!e>ng off-and-on dri/zle held total attendance down to 2.000 Tuesday. Wednesday and Thursday were bright and total of 10.000 attended days. Friday was the biggest day of all as an overflow crowd jammed the grandstand in the after- noe>n Vei witness the cur race'.--. In all. 10.000 persons went through the gates Friday. Gus Schraek-r. the top driv.'r of them all. np peared but did not drive in the races as his car was being repaired at the time. Floyd Bode'. Algoiiii. had the grand yhampiiin heifer, an Holstein, and Elmer Leibrand of Hebron township th'; champion baby beef, a Hereford. There were 70 entries in the babv beef division. It was estimated by secretary Earl Vinc:-nt that the- fa'ir association would break even. * * « A former Algonan, Clarence Phillips, proved his athletic ability during the boxing show at the fair. He entered the ring against Zbysco. athletic show fighter, and landed a teirific punch tha! e-nclcd the battle. lie broke: the visitor's jaw with the blow. * • • vi Bank Night, a regular weekly atti action at tin- Call Theater in Algona. was called off. pending further rulings from the slat'. 1 attorney general's office. The slate was trying to decide if the- drawings wire !»t'eiie-s ,-r I s . ' ( ' No. Dayton Countryman wasn': ' 'lie attorney ge-neral then. * » * > Liquor sales at the Algona store /Donieel during the month of Angus', according t" Inures f"i the month. Tot.;il .-ale.- increased | S2.0-i(i eiver July. an:l put the Al- gona sto! a dozen gains. « * • A prediction, made by editor Russ Waller, a couple of year-? before 1 , finally came true. Huey Long, controversial U. S. Senator from Louisiana, was shot flown in a hail of bullets as he le'ft a session of the Louisiana state le.ms- lalui:-. and died ;<s ;i !e<u't of the wounds. Two blood transfusion- failed during the 1 attempt to save lus hfe. Long, promoter of a >hare.'-tlic-wealth plan which rc'ceived vi.l< publicity, had b''en favored in .-omo quarters as a potential prt'.-id'Titia! candidate Lions downed , fi-1. ,-it Chai les a wcll-plHy-el Charles City's the' Algona Gi a.v.- City Sunday in game. Charles City counted f: tune's in the- first frame to put game out of leach of the loc. Th;- wmne:> got run:.' hits, s i x. approved six Judging by the number of cases th" filed, trict com! one. Jiui rnctshur^. bench. Si \,'.< rnher term of would !>.' a I a;:,'. C. David--n. F.'ii- Uiteit to be on !:,'• i The Bancroft baseball -• ..- ..',. in .•.(ati- Lions chalked up All Five nverV of ex. I:.- 21 111! I' 1 . persons •!-!:- fill: takin", sutii pub; o:n • Iv .s "p.. your IN ANTOE IN THE COUNTY! "'^PM | PBMB'P«MM»iiM«M'iMP>^*<iMi^MM»^M«»P»^««»— ^j^j^^^j^ ^,^ -rrtwiiir^T™^lf1l*ttTT> J ^^»^^^^^^^^^^^^^ii •••. ' PEST GRADES fa, Me BEST MINES or Come and See

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