The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on September 22, 1955 · Page 18
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 18

Algona, Iowa
Issue Date:
Thursday, September 22, 1955
Page 18
Start Free Trial

-at (la.) Upper Des Mdtaes Thursday, Sept. 22, 1955 COMING TO LIFE $he general idea finally seems to be; soaking in around the headquarters of E-Xfn Benson, secretary 1 of : agriculture, that all is not going well in the: middle west. ,'Mr Benson's trip to Italy and; o,ther foreign nations .seems to have done him some good. He haSTeturned and finally admitted that "we should do 'Something about falling farm '.prices." .The Secretary has been hearing from various Republican senators and congressmen _about the subject, and perhaps even -read of the meeting •held at Greenfield, Iciwa, where about 500 farmers from Adams county, a Republican county, met and : called for government action to support in. some manner the price of hogs and 'cattle, to say nothing of other commodities. . 'Benson, however, is not a man to change ideas too rapidly. He says the : administration policy will "hew to the line, but may have a change in direction." He indicated he would have some specific action to recommend to Congress next January. A few of his Republican friends in Congress think this is going to be "too late to help them- much, and have said Iso openly. . ., But it is freshening to have Benson say that "something needs to be • done to ease the farm price squeeze." , <•/'.••' '• ThBl is ihe. first time that we have heard anyone : in 1 a responsible posilion in the present administration openly admit that the economic and agricultural policies • of the present administration has put . ;,the farmer^in a "price squeeze." I The farmer and his friends have known it Jor some time; it is nice to know that the general idea has finally "Irickled.up" to headquarters. -All that remains to he done now is some action. that will do something about it; well, Mi- Benson, let's go! * * * <; The latest financial report of ihe U. S. govern- rn^nt shows that the 'Republicans have actually boosted spending for general government services over the^level of the last year of the Truman administration . . . and what was it. that was said about Truman spending by the Republicans? ; • * * * B13SINSSS Ji> • '• •'•" ' ' WOUNDED KNEE MONUMENT Senator Karl Mtindt of South Dakota has injected a little historical note into a proposal to erect a monument commemorating the •Battle of Wounded Knee in South Dakota, the last;fight between Indians and U. S. soldiers. The Senator/however, thinks the monument should be dedicated to the Sioilx nation. Descendants of the Indians who took part in the fracas say more than 250 Indians, half of them women and children, were slaughtered on Dec. 30, 1890, while they were on their way to surrender. The army's record of this affair, for which 18 Medals of Honor were given, to soldiers who fought there, is somewhat different. The battle took place some 65 years ago, and after all, what harm would it do in the* scheme of things to give the Indians ONE monument along the ,way. We think the real; original Americans deserve that much, anyway. , QUITE A SWITCH .It was only a couple of years ago that some segments of our government embarked on a great spy hunt with anyone who seemed to have ever known a Russian a suspect, and some who were completely innocent were drawn into the net of charge and countercharge. In the heat of politics an ex-president was even accused of having haY- bored, knowingly and deliberately, Red agents in the government. Today, we have been presented with a suggestion that the United States and Russia join hands and have a mutual inspection of bomb installations, the Russian inspectors checking on the U. S. and the U. S. inspectors checking on the Russians. The fact that this is against the present U. S. law which forbids anyone not connected with an authorized agency of government to visit the i:}- stallations, and forbids ANYONE from flying over them — even U. S. citizens — seems to be considered as a, minor thing, and easily changed. If such "an exchange of inspections would be useful and really bring about lessening of world tensions, it would certainly be welcome. But there are doubts as to whether or not this" would be the case. "It's all right, Mayor—those men with the are just repairing the roof I bucket of tar. Behind The Movie.Sets wiftt MAB6N Some people don't like onions but there's oriu I{ today we can so .casually suggest and adopt thing to be said of them: eating onions gives you such a p ro g ra m, then it must be admitted that some M 'foelinc of individuality. — (North English Re- nf )hp ,,, ild wor d s and soy scares and accusations a feeling of individuality. cord). (North English Re- of the wild worc i s and spy scares and accusations of only a few years ago really were "red herrings" pcs ill E. Call Street—Phone 1100—Algona, Iowa, • «.*u « « A»f • < ' Entered as second class matter at the postofflce at Algona. Iowa, under Act of Congress or March 3. 187U. Issued Thursdays in 1955 By THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R..B. WALLER, Managing Editor C. S. ER LANDER, Advertising Manager • N A T I O M A L I EDITORIAL MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE Weekly Newspaper Representatives, Inc. 920 Broadway, New York 10, N. Y. and cooked up only for political purposes. Indeed, it is quite a switch in thinking and talking, in the space of only a few years. * » s IKE AND CONGRESS ' : Indianola Tribune — David Lawrence writes that "congress has gone home and leaves behind a sorry record." He goes on to say that it is record of discord on vital issues and that it is a dramatic example of the mistake made by the American people in electing a Democratic Congress in 195-1. As usual, David Lawrence is wrong. As the first session of the fi-lth Congress came to an end, no one could say that the national interest had suffered because the President was of one party and the Congress of another. In foreign affairs, the Democratic Congress supported the President better than the Republican Congress of 1953-54. As far as domestic affairs are concerned, the Democratic Congress enacted into law the best suggestions made by President Eisenhower and rejected the proposals of questionable value, such as the Health Reinsurance Plan. In fact, in this JUST BETWEEN Washington—The White House decision to put a top secret label on Mrs Eisenhower's several-day stay at Walter Reed Hospital a few weeks ago has led to mean rumors which ought to be spiked here and now .. .The secrecy has renewed a guarded whisper campaign about the state of the First Ladv's health... « * « If F.D.H. Jr. should aspire to the vice presidency, it may t>e- hoove Democratic leaders to look up the Constitution. As the law- stands now, Franklin Roosevelt could never follow in his father's fogtsteps ... Section, 1, Clause 5 of the Constitution states that to be eligible for President one has to be a NATURAL BORN citizen Young Roosevelt was born at Campabello, New Brunswick, Canada ... And Gov. Christian Herter of Massachusetts is in the same fix. Talk of possibly running him for vice president if Richard Nixon'is nade unavailable cooled when somebody discovered the little- tnown clause .... Herter was,born session of congress the Democrats have demonstrated that they L:< t things done. afn SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CCs One Year, in advance $3.00 Both Algona papers, in combination, per ycat ... $5.00 Single Copies lOc SUBSCRIPTION HATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year in advam-f fl-0« tlotli Alyona papers in combination, one year — ?u.UU No subscription less than 6 months. ADVERTISING RATES Display Advei Using, per inch K'c OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER Fortunately for the barefoot boy of poetic niemnrv, he 1'lmirislu-d in the days before every country lane was lined with empty beer cans and broken whiskey bottles. — Columbia (S.C.) State. * •* * A small town is the place where a follow with a black eve doiMi'l has',, to explain to people: they knov. -- The U. S. Coast Guard Magazine. It's nice to know that modern education is delvin.u into mai.y subjects on ;, higher plain-: now if we ciuild niily read the handwriting of the students involved, everything would be wonderful. Thieves ransacked a private office on one of Washington's most fashionable estates, that of Former United States Ambassador Joseph E. Davies svho only recently was divorced by socialite Merriweather (Post Toasties) Tost .Net loot: Three bottles of 100 proof whisky and a fifth of gin i* » « Japanese Ambassador Sadao Iguchi, politely wrankled that Washington is loaded with Chinese eating places hut none of his native land, is promoting a J-ipanse restaurant here .. .And if his plans go through, tourists will be able to eat suki yaki in Oriental s.tyle, squatting shoeless on the floor, in a special upstairs dining room. a * f Richard Fecieau, the civilian who the Reds say is an Intelligence agent, will face a worse tragedy than he possibly encountered in Chinese prison when he returns home .. This is the kind of thing som» returning prisoners must face . .. Take the ease of Pvt. Smith, whose wife- had married someone else, but that resolved itself... I wonder who will be elected to toll Richard Fectcau th'e horrible news of his once-happy home life... After his capture, his beautiful, 27-year-old rod-haired wife, Joanne, came to Washington from New England and got a job as stenographer in the hush-hush Central Intelligence Agency On Sept. 27, 1953, fire broke out in a secluded cabin on Maryland's eastern shoi> An Army major, asleep on the porch, aroused by neighbors, screamed hysterically that a woman was inside in the flaming bedroom. Firemen found the badly burned body of Mrs Fecteau ... And what has the Rev. Fr. Harold Rigney, of Chicago, to look forward to? In his case, his loved one, his mother, will be awaiting his embrace after years of agonized waiting. Mrs Addie Rigney, is 77'years old. white haired with delight- fullv warm crinkles in her smiling "face ... When I first met her a couple months ago, she had come to Washington to plead with top officials to put pressure on the Reds to release her son. In the quiet of her modest Washington hotel room, Mrs Rigney told me softly, "I-know my son will .come back. -I have never stopped praying for him. And in her hand, held so it Wasn't cibvious, she clutched a f asary ... She had been Silently praying during the^jnterview ... Legally Speaking ^\ yvr -•) \>m I^T^^l^-^Ar^^-L^i^ 7 , I i V" : /A An individual may make a dozen contracts daily — in such simple things as hanging up his hat or parking his car. Modern life is full of contracts to set 'out one's fights and duties. Do you know, for example, whether you have a "bailment" contract — for somebody to watch your hat or car, or whether you yourself are responsible in case of loss or damage? In cafes the sign often reads: "Not responsible for articles lost or stolen." When you put a garment on a restaurant rack, you have .to guard it yourself. The restaurant has no responsibility. But it's different, for example, when you hand the coat to a hatcheck girl. Then the management takes control of your goods and is responsible. ' You leave your car in a parking lot. You expect to get it buck the- way you left it. But when you come back your car may be gone! Who pays for it? That depends. If you turned your kt-ys over, you contracted to have your car watched and muy collect. If you didn't, you hav merely rented the space and most likely cannot hold the parkin;? people responsible. Read all tickets for parking or chocking. They are contracts and should say who's responsible and for how much. (This article, pi'epaied in^ the nublic interest by The Iowa State Bar Association, is intended to inform and not to advise; facts may change the application of the law .) LUCKY James Collins, while working near Madrid, had a close call recently as he worked on a highway cr;.-w. The huge bucket on ; ( drag-line fell to tin.- ground near him, .so close that lie war-: surrounded by its jaws and received a skinned kru-e. The bucket weighs almost a ton. •'1 shot an arrdw in the air, It fell to-earth, I know- not .where! We hope we've not misquoted. Our mailman has begged us to be more accurate. Every time .we display our ignorance in print, he's the lad who pays! Howls, .of anguish from our more literate friends fill reams of paper antt add to the weight of our letter, carrier's already well-ballasted bag. , In fact, we're* sorry we even brought this matter up. But, i was-only to prove that Bette Day is has more in common with poets than with archery addicts Like the poet, Bette njanaged to get a full quota of arrows launch ed into the stratosphere-during the filming.of "The Virgin Queen on the 20th Century-Fox'backlo near Malibtt. .Where they landed is another story ^ ^ : . Bette, whose bow eXperienc heretofore has been .limited t buttons and bows, had directo Henry Koster and his crew dodging the business-end of her how to avoid being "bonged" on their respective buttons! In one of "The Virgin Queen,' script scenes. Bette's Royal Bush Beaters get immediate results by beating around the bush! Their efforts flush a magnificent stag. "Swifty fitting arrow to bow, the Queen dispatches the stag! —It SAYS HERE! How smoothly such scenes work out — on a sheet of SV-xll paper. (Grade A; Mimeo bond!) The brain-brats of scenarists are versatile moppets. They can perform the most incredible feats. "No experience needed! With the greatest of ease they become expert swordsmen, brpnc riders, marksmen, portrait painters _ and, yes — even top-flight archers — at the drop of a type- bar. It's a shame such precious pixies must be portrayed by mortals, v . . But, there they are, in black and white. Smirking up, in all^ their infallibility, at the very human Thespians who must bring them to life. True, they offer a challenge to artistes of Bette s caliber. However, even genius can't be expected to ad lib a skm that experts spend years to acquire. ' 4 Which brings us back to Betie's arrows, erratically speeding away 'in various and sundry directions, inspiring a wary staff and crew to do likewise. From hastily gained points of vantage, they watched, ducking at each twang of the Davis bowstring.- Then came the crushing indignity. A pair of ranch deer, who have never had the doubtful pleasure of meeting hunter or gun strolled into the clearing. You just can't let two-legged animals go twanging about in your domain without checking their credentials. \ * * * Righteously indignant, and patently unafraid, they glared theii displeasure at Queen Bette Davis Their obvious distaste for noisy bowstrings was highly comic. Bette Davis, poised veteran and victor in countless brushes with annoying distractions, surrendered to the Butte Davis sense of humor She broke up! Completely! As the deer edged in closer to analyze this new development, Bf tte shouted to director Koster: "You'd all be a lot safer if you pot down in the clearini? with those smart animals. They're standing right where I'm aiming! * a * Which brings us io the late Bert O'Malley, an Irish gentleman of nimble wit. who was once employed by R. K. L. — Once, while out hunting with u friend, Bert watched his partner bang away at a tin can on a nearby stump. Bullets spattered all around the can. missing it by a hair's breadth. Disgusted by such poor shooting, Bert removed his upper plate and tossed it into the air. "Here's what I think of your marksmanship! Hit these!" he jeered. Aiming quickly, that's exactly what his friend did. Blaarn! And, Bert's teeth disintegrated! "I wasn't inissin' " drawled his pal. "I just didn't want to keep setlin' up that durned can!" September 17, 1935 A man had been arrested as he left an Algona cafe °n\a charge of rape in connection Vith alleged assault on a 16-year old girl from Bode. Deputy Sheriff Casey Loss made the arrest, and tne alleged rapist offered to fight it out with the sheriffs deputy. The man was turned over to Humboldt county authorities, aiw attack was claimed to have taken place in Humboldt, county after the man met the girl at a Labor Day celebration in Livermore drove her into the country, ant pushed her from .his car aftei the attack. • '. * * General disapproval of an open season of 10 days on pheasants was being voiced- by Kossutl sportsmen;.. -They met in the Legion Hall to register their prptest.' ,' , • '. , '. ' ;/'.: ton & Son, and Chrischiiles & Olio Ortman, - Fenton farmer, was seripusly- injured .when _ He was kicked by a balky c6H while doing the'chores. ' His right arm was broken and ihe was knocked unconscious. * « t * Tom Seymour, engineer in the Whittemore municipal light plant, was severely burned on the fact 1 and arms when the exhaust manifold of a diesel engine exploded while Seymour was standing nearby. He was making a good recovery after medical attention. East Slate Street was beginning to have a boom (nothing like the present one, though). Don White's, new grocery was almost .completed, tjhe Home Federal ol- fice had completed a new fronl and construction of the nsw State Thjeatre (now the Algona) was underway. Today the East State development has moved east frorr Jones all the way down to Phil- *'. •'•'"• * Major ads in the Upper Des Moines this issue svere those o towa State Bank, Joe Bloom Cummings Variety, Kent Motor Botsford Lumber, Chesterfield cigarettes, Gamble Stores, Th Goeders Co., theatres, .Jimmi Neville, Bjustrom's, F. S. Nor "i'HB nignwoj*, w >*j» »•««•""••'« flflu approved. :niw«tt#fKf jfor ^htgh- vvay 169, ffom hignvVay 9 to the Minnesota Hne;.'and;frpm a point south of AIgbha>M-6.2 miles thfoulhStr Joe tS'ellrftrhate lh» last gravel'between Algona and Fort Dodge. Thlfe.woijld still be 12 miles of gravel between Algona and Des MoiflBS. , Harvey Steven tiad purchased a ; carload, of .sheep.-~a.bout 300- in South Dakptsi «atid:was shipping them ib Sextoh. Mew homes under construction in Algona, and the published construction costs, were; Alyin Huenhold, $7,000; H. E. Hist, $4,500;! Mrs E. J. •Turnbaugh triplex, $5,000; Dolph Miller, $4,000. ,' ' , ' » • . Algona higfi was to .play Gilmore City in its- first football g' ame - .'.' , . * Deaths: Sylvia Ward, an Algona woman, of typhus in inner China where she was doing missionary work; Mrs Fannie Wheeler 84, Algona; Mrs Mike Wcis- brdd, 75, Fenton. CHECK ARTIST A check artists invaded LaPorte City recently, and succeeded in Cashing over $600 worth of forged checks, drawn on nearby farmers. s Tc/ndet, McioiU MACARONI-AND-CHEESE with KRAFT GRATED for thatIhtough- ond-thtough cheese flavor Kraft Dinner is a timesavcr and a menu-maker I Stock up today — it costs only pennies. So handy for school lunches, emergency meals. And gopd catin' always I e / Milwaukee Road modern electronic freight class ificr.tion yards that cut switching time in half'. r» n F a a.v "iat a ~ -..\\ vy-. Ip!?'^ «« A**tj>rJ!' t'- . "^ €3 call makes! 'lai,i u tclcnhoa, t,, ,cl NOU l,,!r> in a im.r;. You >ou imoorunt incases, good nc«s or u welcome c-n d-o-ia lA'lv uu.l-: rue, v.Ucn.-s ,r > ,'u n'-.l voice. You're nc^cr alone when there s a telephone U. .. who.uAvr's.'.m.-on:" 'i^-L >ou. H will bn,v; near. N.mlv.v^tcr, Bell Telephone Company. Do You NEED AREHOUSE u /J/u' dijj:'i'c,!ce '.v . . . it -v the c/icapest service yon buy. Egli Honored Jim Ej;Ii, operator of th'j Algona Ac-wage treatment plant, was ;:wan.led a f.;rade 1 rating as a remit of inking the cei ti fusion test given to Iowa operators of .•ev/uKe treatment plant.-.. The ratmu was announced at the c-in- vention of tin.- Iowa Sewage Works Assn., held Sept. V and b in Foil Dod'^e. • L 1 1 Complete changeover to modern diesel and electric power that moves more, freight faster. I More yard facilities at strategic points .. . more modern cars ... bring better freight service. Just call your Milwaukee Road agent. Look at the mop/ S H S P »T R A VE R. i,«i.,..;;c-ntTW;—-^, B" 11 ""' MlU'Sl u,,",;L';;i., . ROUTE OP THE SUPER DOME HIAWATHAS Chicogo, Milwoukee, St. Paul ond Pacific Railroad FORT DODGE IRON fc M^TAL PHONE 2-29*1 i 5 FORT DODGE, IOWA BABY BANTER By BROWN'S DAIRY There's a few things thai I want seitin §ol- id, one of 'em is me! I don't like to be gushed around either! Never saw a fellow yet get pushed around that trained on CARNATION milk. Try some to'day!

What members have found on this page

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 8,900+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free