The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on September 22, 1955 · Page 52
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 52

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, September 22, 1955
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(Ta.) UpjSir Dil Mdtnii Thutstfay, Sept. 22, 1955 ippet tteslomes "•^ i ^"''*^^**'""'"" MB> ' Miii<i111 *'^^^^^^^^^^^^ COMING TO LIFE The general idea finally seems to be soaking in around the headquarters of Ezra Benson, secretary of agriculture, that all is not going well in the middle west. Mr Benson's trip to Italy and other foreign nations seems to have done him some good. He has returned 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, Iowa, 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 so openly. But it is freshening to have Benson say that "something needs to be done to ease the farm price squeeze." » That is ihe first time that we have heard anyone in a responsible position 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 for some time: it' is nice to know that the general idea has finally "trickled up" to headquarters. All that remains to be done now is some action that will do something about it; well, Mi- Benson, let's go! * * * The latest financial report of the U. S. government 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? * * * Some people don't like onions but there's one thing to be said of them: eating onions gives you a feeling of individuality. — (North English Record). ' cs 111 R.Call Street— Phone 1100— Entered as second class, matter at the postofflce at Algona, Iowa, under Act of Congress of __ March S. ma. Issued Thursdays in 1955 By THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Managing Editor C. S. ERLANDER, Advertising Manager NATIONAL EDITORIAL ilHllMIMHiilH 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 «3 oo Both Algona papers, in combination, per year $5 00 Single Copies ;. j 0c SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year in advance «.! 01 Both Algona papers in combination, one year So 00 No subscription less than 6 months. ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per inch 63c OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER WOUNDED KNEE MONUMENT Senator Karl Mundt 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 Sioux 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 sifter 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 harbored, 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 installation?, 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 ,lo visit the i;p- stnllutions, 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 theie are doubts as to whether or not this would be the case. If today we can so casually suggest and adopt such a program, then it must be admitted that some of the wild words and .spy scares and accusations of only a few years ago really were "red herrings" 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. . „, •',''" » * ' * " *" 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 ir. 1954. As usual, David Lawrence is wrong. As the first session of the 8-Hh 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, tine 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 suggestion's made by President Eisenhower and rejected the proposals of questionable value, such as the Health Reinsurance Plan. In fact, in this session of congress the Democrats have again demonstrated that they get things done. * # * • Fortunately for the barefoot bqy of poetic memory, he flourished 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 fellow with ;i black eye doesn't have to explain to people: they know. — The U. S. Coast Guard Magazine. It's nice to know that modern education is driving into many subjects un a higher plane: now if We could only lead the handwriting oi the stu- i.U-tUs involved, everything would be wonderful. STRICTLY BUSINESS "It'» all right, Mayor—those men with the bucket of tar are just repairing the rooH" JUST BETWEEN US. . . 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 Lady's health .. . * * * If F.D.R. Jr. should aspire to the vice presidency, it may behoove Democratic leaders to lookup the Constitution. As the law stands now, Franklin Roosevelt could never follow in his father's footsteps ... 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, N e w Brunswick. Canada... And Gov. Christian Herter of Massachusetts is in the same fix. Talk of possibly running him for vice-president if Richard Nixon i? made unavailable cooled when js^n^ebody discovered the little- 5 khdwri cla,use ... Herter was born in Paris ... * * * Thieves ransacked a private office on one of Washington's most fashionable estates, that of Former United Slates Ambassador Joseph E. Davies who only recently was divorced by socialite Merriweather (Post Toasties) Tost . . . Net loot: Three bottles of 100 proof whisky and a fifth of gin Japanese Ambassador Sadao Iguchi. politely wrankled that Washington is loaded with Chinese eating places but none of his native land, is promoting a Japanse restaurant here . . .And if his plans go through, tourists will be able to eat suki yaki in Oriental style, squatting shoeless on the floor, in a special upstairs dining room. * * « Richard Fecteau, the civilian who the Reds say is an Intelligence agent, will face a worse tragedy than he possibly encountered in Chinese prisori when he returns home.. This is the kind of thing some returning prisoners must face ... Take the case of Pyt. Smith, whose wife had married someone else, but that resolved itself ... I wonder who will be elected to tell Richard Fecteau the horrible news of his once-happy home life . . . •* After his capture, his beautiful, 27-year-old red-haired wife, Joanne, came to Washington from j New England and got a job as stenographer in the hush-hush What a difference 0 Trust a telephone lo get sou help in a Ivjrr;.. You can depend on liii, \iial -/er\:CJ v,:\er \r.-.i neeJ it... whenever someone neeJ'i >ou. h \\iil bnaij, Him! ii h,\> ,/Y/?c.-Y;; tl .- tJ. r!::><;-.' -cni.-<. call makes! you important nuss.igcs. good news or a welcome voice. You're never alone when there's a telephone near. Vmlr.w.ieni Bell Telephone Company. i;hi,{cf.. . /'M //."_' cheapest service you buy. Central Intelligence Agency ... On Sept. 27, 1953, fire broke out in a secluded cabin on Maryland's eastern shore. 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 ... * * * i 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 delightfully 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 obvious, she clutched a rosary ... She had been silently praying during the interview ... Behind The Movie Sets WITH x BUDDY MASOH 20 EBB" A&O IN THE Legally Speaking 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 rights 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 controj of your goods and is responsible. You leave your car in a parking lot. You expect to eet it back 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 keys over, you contracted to have your car watched and muy collect. If you didn't, you have merely rented the space and most likely cannot hold the parking people responsible. Read all tickets for parking or checking. They are contracts and should say who's responsible and.for how much. (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.) LUCKY James Collins, while working near Madrid, had a close call recently as he worked on a highway crew. The huge bucket on a drag-line fell to the ground near him, so close that he was surrounded by its jaws and received a skinned knee. The bucket weighs almost a ton. "I shot an arrow in fhe air, If 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 and. 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, it was only to prove that Belte Davis has more in common with poets than with archery addicts. Like the poet, Bette managed to get a full quota of arrows launched into the stratosphere during the filming of "The Virgin Queen" on the 20th Century-Fox backlot near Malibn. Where they landed is another story! * » * Bette, whose bow experience heretofore has been limited to buttons and bows, had director Henry Koster and his crew dodging the business-end of her bow- 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 8'ixli paper. (Grade A; Mimeo bond!) The brain-brats of scenarists are versatile moppets. They can perform the most incredibU; feats. "No experience needed 1 !" With the greatest of ease they become expert swordsmen, bronc riders, marksmen, portrait painters — and, yes — even top-flight archers — at the drop of a tyne- bar. It's a shame such precious pixies must be portrayed by mortals. * • * 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 skill that experts spend years to acquire. « » * Which brings us back to Bette'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-leggvd animals go twanging about in your domain without checking their credentials. • » * Righteously indignant, and patently unafraid, they clarerl their displeasure at Queen Bette Davis. Their obvious distaste fur noi:-.y bowstring? was highly comic. Bette Davis, poised veteran and victor in countless brushes with annoying distractions, surrenderee' to the Bette Davis sense of humor. She broke up! Completely: As the deer edged in closer to analyze this new development. Bette shouted to director' Koster: "You'd all be a lot safer if you got down in the clearing with those smart animals. They're standing right where I'm aiming!" * a * Which brings us to the late Bert O'Malley, an Irish gentleman of nimble wit, who was once employed by R. K. L. — Once, while out hunting with a 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 quicklv, that's exactly what his friend did. Blaam! And, Bert's teeth disintegrated! "I wasn't missin'" drawled his pal. "I just didn't want to keep setlin' up that durned can!" FROM THE FILES ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES September 17, 1935 A man had been arrested as h& left an Algona cafe on a charge of rape in connection with alleged assault on a 16-year old girl from Bode. Deputy Sheriff Casey Loss made the arrest, and the alleged rapist offered to fight it out with the sheriff's deputy. The man was turned over to Humboldt county*authoi'ilies. The 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, anc7 pushed her from his car after the attack. » * * General disapproval of an open season of 10 days on pheasants was being Voiced, by Kossuth sportsmen. They met in the 1 Legion Hall to register their protest. Otto Orlman, Fenton farmer, was seriously injured when he was kicked by a balky colt while doing the chores. His right arm was broken and he was knocked unconscious. f * * Tom Seymour, engineer in the Whittemore municipal light plant, was severely burned on the faw and arms when the exhaust manifold of a diese! engine exploded while Seymour was standing nearby. He was Vnaking a good recovery after medical attention. * f> * East State Street was beginning to havo a boom (nothing like the present one. though). Don White's new grocery w;ks almost completed, the Home Federal office had completed u now front arid construction of the ir:>w State Theatre (now the Algona) was underway. Today the East State development has moved east from Jones all the way down to Phillips. ' Major ads in the Upper DCS Moines this issue were those of Iowa State Bank, Joe Bloom. Cummings Variety. Kent Motor, Botsford Lumber, Chesterfield cigarettes, Gamble Stores. The Got-ders Co.. theatres, Jim mi'.' Neville, Bjustrom's, F. S. Nnr- ton & Son, ahd Chrischilles & Herbst. , , , Tha highway eewlmission had approved new paving for highway 169, from highway 9 to the Minnesota line, and from a point south of Algona for 6.2 miles through St. Joe, to eliminate i|y.- last gravel between Algona and Fort Dodge. There would still be 12 miles of gravel between Algona and Des- Moines. ' h * * •Harvey Steven had purchased a carload of sheep—about 300— in South Dakota and was shipping them to Sexton. , * * * New homes under construction in Algona, and the published construction costs, \terc: Alvin Huenhold, $7.000; H. E. Risl, $4,500; Mrs E. J. TUrnbauRh triplex, $5,000: Dolph Miller, $4,000. * * * Algona high was to play Gilmore City in its first football game. , . , Deaths: Sylvia Ward, an Algona woman, of typhus in*innor China where she was doing missionary work; Mrs Fannie Wine- lor, 84, Algona; Mrs Mike Wcis- brod, 75, Fenlon. CHECK ARTIST A check artists invaded LaPorte City recently, and succeeded in cashing over SGOO worth of forged checks, drawn <in nearby fanners. "lady Tip fir Quick Meals! de&ciMU MACARONI-AND-CHEESE IIMH& codwd. Ui7winutli with KRAFT GRATED Kraft Dinner is a timesaver and a menu-maker 1 Stock up today — it costs Ur thai thtoujh- only pennies. So ond-lhf»iijb handy for school clietic flovir lunches, emergency meals. And good catin' always! ' .. i Do You NEED NEW <* WAREHOUSE PRICES? Four DooGt IRON & METAL PHONfc 2-2941 FOKT DODGE. IOWA / Milwaukee Road modern electronic ' freight classification yards that cut switching time in half. Egli Honored Jim Egli, operator of tho Algona sewage treatment plant, was awarded a grade 1 rating as a result of taking the certification test given to Iowa operators of sewage treatment plants. The rating was announced at the convention of the Iowa Sewage Works Assn., held Sept. 7 and 8 in Fort Dodg'e. Com Pl e te changeover to modern diesel and electric power that moves more freight faster. / More yard facilities at strategic points . . . more modern cars , . . bring " better freight service. Just call your Milwaukee Road agent. toot a> th, mop/ SHIP-TRAVEL ROAD ROUTE OF THi SUP?R DOME HlAWATHAS Chicogo. Milwoukee.SlTpoul ond P 0 r:r.. Ral , road BABY BANTER By BROWN'S DAIRY There's a few things that I want settin solid, one oi 'em is me! I don't like to be push ed around either! , „ ^ f . . I Never saw a fellow yet get pushed around that trained on CARNATION milk. Try some today! ~

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