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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, September 29, 1955
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(la.) Upptf DM Mtiflfti Thursday, Sept. if, WHICH PRESIDENT IS RIGHT? One of the most unusual railroad shifts to be made in many a year will take place when the Milwaukee Road begins to handle all west ct>ast streamliners that formerly ran over the Chicago and Northwestern from Chicago to Omaha, then via Union Pacific and Southern Pacific into California and Oregon. The president of the Chicago & Northwestern says his road is dropping the streamliners to the west coast because they did not pay, their own Way, and that the road expects to be able to handle more freight on better schedules with no streamliners to interfere. The president of the Milwaukee Road says his system expects to be able to make the streamliners pay, and that having them • on the line should help to produce more freight revenue also. i Which president is right? The Northwestern has handled the west coast trains for 63 years, and it must have taken some pondering on the part of the system to decide to abandon them, and the prestige that went with them, even if they lost money. The Milwaukee Road, on the other hand, has been in and out of receivership over the years, and one of the reasons has been the tremendous trackage to keep up on its long haul through the Twin Qities to the west coast from Chicago, 1 The stockholders will probably render the final Verdict on this shift in policy of the two roads. * * * SAME OLD ROAD COMPLAINTS Hampton Chronicle — The Algona Upper Des Moincs questions the decision of the, Iowa state highway commission to widen highway No. 69 instead of No. 169. You know that 169 runs through Algona, and No. 69 does not. But, the reason the state highway commission picked No. 69 first was because of the fact that it is a much greater traveled highway by far, than No. 169. We arc not on either No. 169 or No. 69, but just making an unprejudiced comment, as we see it, and as practically everyone would see it if they did not reside along No. 169. There are numerous decisions to be made around the state which might give the commission a headache, but putting 69 first over 169 is not one of them. And just to make it clear, it is correct to say this immediate territory through Hampton, north and south on No. 65 would much prefer that the highway commission take plenty of time before doing any particular work on No. 69, as that road is! a competitor of highway No. 65 on traffic from Des Moines to Minneapolis. 1 However, as traffic through Hampton on No. 65 has run so strong for years we should not be' too selfish and begrudge our friends over in Wright county, for instance, a few smooth riding favors. Can the Algona newspaper see the point, that 169 is not being discriminated against? Same old story, "the only road that needs fixing NOW is the stretch in front of my place." (Ed. Note — The Upper Des Moines said we hoped 169 would not be forgotten in future planning because of work on 69) » • * There's one thing about being "at the summit" — there's no place to go but clown. Upper -39 cs ^ 111 E. Call Street— Phone 1100— Algona, lo.wa Entered as second class matter at the postofHce at Algona. Iowa, under Act of Congress ot March 3, 1B7U. __ Issued Thursdays in 1955 By THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Managing Editor C. S. ERLANDER, Advertising Manager N A T I O N A L EDITORIAL _-__._ »».»«.»-.i».-..n MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS _ ___ j NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE Weekly Newspaper Representatives, Inc. 920 Broadway, New York 10, N. Y. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO. One Year, in advance 13.00 Both Algona papers, in combination, per year ... tS.OO Single Copies jOc SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year in advance $401 Both Algoiirt papers in combination, one year Jo.00 No HJbbL-npUon less than 6 months. ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per inch . 63c OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER BELIEVE IT OR NOT! The Department of Agriculture last week reported that in the past two years the loss in carrying our price support programs has been greater than it was in ALL THE 18 PRECEDING YEARS. Losses in the past two fiscal years totaled $1,218,538,000. Losses from the start of the price support programs from 1936 through fiscal 1953 were $1,110,000,000. Reason given is that the greater losses were incurred largely from sale of farm products for less than their cost, or by donations. No matter what the reason, one can wonder whether or not the present administration has the right answer to farm problems, when two years loss is greater than the previous 18, and farm prices have dropped to a 1940 level. * * * NO INVITATIONS Denison Bulletin — Iowa Governor Leo Hoegh is planning a conference on farm prices to be held in DCS Moines on Oct. 4-5 with governors from surrounding states. Maybe Gov. Hoegh should be congratulated on his interest in declining farm prices and his -forthcoming meeting to discuss the situation. Although the conference has been set with invitations going to governors of nine states, one fact sticks out like a sore thumb in the planning of this conference. Governors from Wisconsin, Kansas, South Dakota, Nebraska, Wyoming and Indiana have accepted invitations to the conference with the governor of Illinois being unable to attend but is sending a representative. The thing that makes us wonder if Gov. Hoegh is altogether interested in farm prices is that he did not send engraved invitations to the governors of Minnesota and Missouri asking their presence at the conference. As far as we know, these two states are still considered farming states but the people must have voted wrong in the last election because the governors of both states are Democratic. It seems obvious that these two governors were not invited to the conference simply because they were of the other political party. If Gov. Hoegh is sincere in his efforts lo correct farm prices, these men should well attend the conference. There is no reason to believe that any man does not have some knowledge of economic situations, whether he be a Democrat or a Republican, if he ,,is qualified to be the governor of a State. -* Could it be that Gov. Hoegh has further political aspirations and is laying plans for strong party support? Regardless of the reason, we feel that two heads are better than one and in this case 11 opinions would be better than nine. * * * TWO THINGS ON MIND Tom Powell in Anamosa Eureka — Iowa republicans have two things on their minds in this olf-elcctjon year. First, what can be done on a national scale to arrest the slide in farm 'prices ut the same time farm machinery built with steel is rising in price. They hope the drouth cutting of corn and hay crops, and lowered prices on hogs and cattle, is going to reduce production so that prices will rise in 195(>. Second, they are hoping that Dwight D. Eisenhower can be pursuaded it is his duty to run for a second time for the presidency, rather than retiring to the tranquility of his Gettysburg farm, us he would prefer. They are pondering mightily if Vice-President Richard Nixon, or any other Republican, would carry the G.O.P. to victory and with him enough Congressmen and Senators to regain control of Congress. Few leaders like to face up to this answer. * * * NO SPECIAL SESSION Lyon County Reporter — We can't agree with suggestions that the Iowa legislature be called into special session to deal with the matter of reappoi tiomnent. We think that reapportionment is needed—but we can't get too excited about it. You wouldn't find our cities worrying so much, if they didn't think they would get a big break on the matter, when it is finally enacted—and we don't see where waiting another year and a half with the matter will be too serious. But there is another reason why we don't want to see a special .session. When such a session is called there will be a whole flock of legislation proposed—and things will be in an uproar until the session is over. We don't believe that any matters now'Cueing the state are vital enough to warrant a generally upsetting legislative session right now. «• * * A wise monkey is a monkey who doesn't monkey with another monkey's monkey. STRICTLY. BUSINESS MERVI/M "You don't think there'll be any difficulty when h« c«lls signal*?" By Ed Koterba While House 'Ghosts' WASHINGTON — It's 3 a.m. Pennsylvania avenue yawns widely from curb to curb. Through the shadowy hulks of big elms and oaks, you see from this angle a small splash of light against the front porch of the place across the •street. In the soft illumination, the huge white pillarsmstand as silent sentries . . . The rest of the White House is lost in the darkness. And lost, it seems, in loneliness . . . What must it be like to live, to sleep, '.in the 96-room palatial home of Presidents where the personal secrets of our greatest men and womfen of history are stained into the sands of time. Is it — at 3 a.m. — as forbod- ing as it appears from here? Are there, really, ghosts that move stealthily through its halls \as some would want you to belivs? * 9 * Do you recall the story told by Eleanor Roosevelt a few years ago? Her study was the former bedroom of Abraham Lincoln. "Sometimes late at night while working over my desk," she said, "I had the feeling someone was standing behind me. It would cause me to turn, but of course there was no one there ..." At a press conference in 1936, Mrs Roosevelt related how a White House employe raced downstairs one night gasping that she saw Lincoln seated on his bed—pulling on his boots . . . « * * A former While House usher, a man of sound repute, once repeated a story told to President Roosevelt by Queen Wilhelmina of Holland. The queen was sleep- ing in the Rose Room, heard a knock on the door in the middle of the night, opened the door— and saw Abraham Lincoln standing there. She fainted. A famous couple reported somebody was trying to set their beds on fire all night long. They cut their visit short . . . One of Roosevelt's valets was alone on the second floor late one night. Suddenly, he said a hollow wave of laughter drifted from what used to be Andrew Jackson's bed . . . * » * j Harry Truman admitted he got I a creepy feeling whenever the I floors of the White House creaked at nipht. He related that one of his employes used to hear the tread of boots—as if a man paced worriedly back and forth on the second floor. But, always, there was no one there. Employes of William Howard Taft said they "saw" Abigail Adams, wife of the second President, stringing out the family wash in the East room. They "saw" her once walking through the closed doors of the East Room with arms outstretched. The spirit of Anna Surratt used to chill White House staffers, according to reports. They claimed they heard her beating against the White House doors — just like the night when she appeared after her mother was hung for being implicated in Lincoln's as- sasination. • • • I don't really believe in ghosts. But, as I stand here in the stillness of night, looking across at that lonely white edifice in the trees guarding its memories of long ago, well . . . Behind The Movie Sets * WltM BUDDY MASON BABY BANTER By BROWN'S DAIRY I'm either going to blow a fuse or Bubble over! If I told you that your wisdom teelh were showing, bet that would slow you down. I-J You'll babble over, too! When you start using more CARNATION mtlki Phone 190 today! Poll Says Demos Would Win House In Vote Today By Kenneth Fink, Director, Princeton Research Service Princeton, N. J. — Results of the latest nationwide "trial heat" of voter preference for Congress (House of Representatives) by Princeton Research Service's United Stales Poll show Democratic candidates for the House of Representatives running ahead of Republican candidates by a margin of 6 per cent. Today's results are of special significance because they provide an excellent indication of the basic strengths of the two major political parties in the nation some 13 'a months before the all- important Presidential and Congressional Elections. Here are the figures that show present day Democratic-Republican strength across the U.S.A. "If you were voting for Congressman TODAY, would you be most likely to vote lor the Republican, the Democratic. or the candidate of some other party?" The vote- Nationwide Democratic 53','r Republican 47% Three months ago, the vote on a similar question was Democrats, 52.5?* ; Republicans, 47.5%. In last November's nationwide Congressional Elections, the Democrats won control of Congress (House of Representatives) by a margin of 5. Hi 1 ';. The official vole shows that the Democrats took 52.58'"; of the major party vote; the Republicans, 47.42 c ;. (The United States Pol! predicted the vote within thrce- iourths ol one per cent — .-.evcnty- two hundrcdths of unc per cunt to be exact.) When today's results are stacked up alongside the national Congressional vote in the 19-16 I94S. 1950, 1952, and 1954 Elec-' tion.s, the trend looks like this: National Congressional Vote Rep. M948 19JIJ •J!J52 1954 4(J.3<v 49.7 '.; 4 !)!!•, 47.42' Dem. 45.7 53.7 50.3 50.2 02.5U TODAY 47.0% 53.0 ''Denotes Presidential Election Year Last November, the Democrats won control of the House of Representatives by a margin of 29 seats. The Democrats won 232; the Republicans 203. (208 are needed for control of the 435 member House.) Today's results would indicate that if the elections were held today, the Democrats would hold on to their control of Congress with approximately the same margin that they received in the 1954 Congressional ^Elections. It must be understood that today's findings reflect sentiment for the nation as a whole. They cannot be applied to any single Congressional District. It should also be kepi in mind that today's findings reflect sentiment nearly 14 months in advance of the elections, and that much can happen between now and November, 1956. This is one of a series of United States Poll measurements of Congressional strength that will be reported between now and November, 1956. WATCH FOR THEM IN THIS NEWSPAPER. The Algona Upper Des Moines will present thu reports of the United States Poll exclusively in this area. FOLLOW UNITED STATES POLL REPORTS IN THIS NEWSPAPER. THE UNITED STATES POLL WEEKLY FEATURE IS ABLE TO RENDER A UNIQUE PUBLIC SERVICE TO THE NATION BECAUSE THIS NEWSPAPER PAYS FOR AND PUBLISHES ITS FINDINGS. The service is operated and distributed by Princeton Research Service. We're fairly certain that Bill Shakespeare never met Smiley Burnette. But, he must have encountered Smiley's early - day counterpart! Some time, in the distant past. Bill's editor must have said, "Grab your hat, Shakespeare, ahd ankle over to Ye-Merry-Ole-O p e r a- House. Get me a biog on a strolling player named Cassius Burnette, who doth stroll in numerous and diverse directions at one and the same time, leaving in his wake many thriving businesses in unrelated fields. Put a twist on the "actors are poor business man"bromide for your man-bites- mongrel angle!" * * * How else would Bill end up with a lead that junked all five of the traditional W's in favor of a line like, "A man in his time plays many parts!"?—Only a Burnette, real or facsimile, could get the Avon legman so dizzy on a Burnette merry-go-round that he'd scuttle his primary W's en route. . * * * Bill's "man of many parts" crack would no more fit the Smiley Burnette of today than the seat of an undersize MG would encompass the South end of a circus fat-lady! Among other things, Smiley is an actor, musician, writer, producer, cooking expert, oilman, chairl-hpt-dog- stand proprietor, (the "chain" applies to stands, no,t hot-dogs), trailer mechanic, star of stage, screen, radio, TV, telethons, personal appearances, tape recordings and highway eatery premieres! Where Smiley Burnette is concerned, that reference to "playing many parts," is a colossal understatement. We even omitted many of the fabulous Smiley's sidelines in view of the soaring price of newsprint. * * * Be that as it may, Smiley's a veritable one-man-band in more ways than one. He actually plays 52 instruments. With his charming ex-newspaperwoman wife, Dallas, he co-authored a book. Yep! Believe it or not. "The Smiley Burnettes' Cook Book." Like everything else he tackles, this project sent him off in several directions. He conducted a TV cooking program until his inventive mind channeled his efforts into a chain-drive-in venture. * * « With typical Burnette logic, he had to have a "string of chow- houses" in which to introduce his 5 favorite sandwich recipes lo the public. What's more, didn't i he always have available a movie star named Burnette for the World Premiere Openings of his Smiley Burnetle's Checked-Shirt- Drive-Ins? This led to inventing a new beverage named Hot- Check-O-Let to go with his Bur- netteburgers. Smik-y's rnthus- insm for any business adventure of the moment is highly contagious. Ted Jorgenson, his personal manager, warmed to the Drive- In idea, only to find himself owning a prefab drive-in, and duly authori/cd Burnette franchise, that very afternoon! (It only takes a couple of hours tn erect building and all.) Said Ted. "Good thing I wasn't standing in a cemetery at the time Smiley went into action!" » * * At a recent appearance in Olney, Illinois, where Smiley also judged at the National " Plow Matches, Smiley met oilman Perry Fulk. They immediately formed a close friendship, which later developed into a well drilling partnership. Their first well recently came in to the tune of 105 BARRELS A DAY! Now, "Oilman" Burnette has a new interest, "punchin 1 holes in the ground to see what comes up!" * * » A friend made the mistake of telling Smiley he was the- "luckiest" man he knew. Burnette stopped driving himself long enough to drawl, "Yep! I sure am! And that reminds me of another feller who made money at everything he tried. A neighbor remarked to his Dad, "Yore Son is shore lucky!' 'Yer durned tootin! 1 , replied the old man, 'And it's the darndest thing. Ya know, the harder that boy WORKS, the luckier he gits;' " * * * perhaps Bill Shakespeare's "man of many parts" was a nickle-plated hustler in his day. BUT with planes and trains and cars and such, Smiley can cover more territory! Reader Comment Dear Sirs: On September 23 and 24 a Buddy-Poppy day was held in Algona. To my experience as a bystander and a veteran's wife, I wonder if some of the people know what Poppy Day is fur. Did the people that didn't have time to buy one know what it's all about? Did they know that the ones who sold were donating their time? Maybe the people who passed them by should find out what Buddy Poppy Day is and what it is i'or. A Veteran's Wife CAR WASH At Bedford, strong winds pushed an automobile belonging to Harry Powell into a nearby farm pond. SHE'S 99 One more year and Mrs Mary Walsh, of LeMars. will reach the 100 year mark. She recently observed her 99th birthday there. Mrs Walsh was born in Dubuque, in 185(3. Legally Speaking Most law is just plain common sense—with teeth in it. The trouble is, things get out of hand so fast sometimes that a person just can't use his common sense. So, think things out a bit before you act. For example, you know better than to trail directly behind a speeding car. The front driver cannot always see you. He can't always drive as you expect him to, and you cannot always outguess him. So drop back, Mr Driver, for here's what can happen! Our friend was carefully driving to work the other day. Pushing right along behind was a guy named Joe, late for work, and honking at each and every stop. At the next signal everything looked clear. But just then the amber light turned red, and our friend gave a proper hand signal and, stopped short. Good old Joe ploughed right on ihtii our friend's • bumpef, sftiashihi both cats. ' Joe, loud ana prtHafi*, couldn't uftdefcstaftd t»H* ettf jffieftd had stopped. In fact He ftii to a&gry he sued our friend fofr damages. Did he recover His smashed car in the suit? No sir. Fact is, he had to pay our friend for his car. For, even if our friend could have made the crossing safely, that doesn't help Joe any. It was Joe's duty to allow himself sufficient room in Which to stop. H« was negligent in following the other car so closely. ; Under Iowa law, as elsewhere, the driver in back must keep a safe distance; he must make sure he can stop if he has to. Otherwise he "contributes" to the mishap, and cannot collect. And if the front driver does not share in the blame, as our friend did not. then the driver behind may have to foot the whole bill. Good sense tells you how to drive safely. The 'law makes the individual pay if he doesn'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 September 24, 1935 0 0 * One Algona motorist found a hill that wasn't there. It seems the fellow went into one of the local taverns, and after consuming five or six beers, was in a very jovial mood. Unknown to him, several of his friends went outside, and as their mood was also jovial, they proceeded to remove the rear wheels from their buddy's auto. The evening drew to a close, and the auto owner and one of his companions climbed into the car for the drive home. After going about a hall a block, the driver turned to his friend and said, "That's funny. darned if I remember this hill." e * • A pair of baseball players from this area were going to receive a big chance in pro ball. Don Blanchard, Lone Rock, and Gene Ford, West Bend, were signed by Milwaukee and the Chicago Cub?, respectively, and were'yet to report when spring rolled around. Don played shortstop for a Northern League team during the summer, and his work earned him his chance, while young Ford, who captained the Iowa U, baseball team during the.spring, looked good enough to the Cubs, while pitching for Peoria during the .summer to rate a chance. * • * Burglars hit stores in Hurt and Swea City during the week, and made off with about $15fi. They hit the Thompson Shoe find Harness Store in Burt and look S150 worth of merchandise then went to Swea City where they picked up S6. « * * The Algona Grays won a ! doubleheader baseball game Sun- day and called it quits for the seasons, which was a very sucess- ful one. The locals romped past Lotts Creek, 12-0, and Austin, Minn.. 9-3, as Riddle nnd Olson picked up the wins for Manager Ed Butler. The moral of ihii dory might be — shop nearer home. Throe ladies from this area traveled to Des Moines for a Saturday buying session. They placed their purchases in their auto, but upon returning to it, found them gone. The car had been locked, hut thieves made an entrance despite the fact. Saddest angle of the whole affair seemed to be the fact the insurance covering the loss had elapsed. Kossulh County got over an inch of rain Monday, which was badly needed. The hail traveled with the rain in some areas wns quite unwelcome, however. There had been no estimate of hail loss, but it was thought to be minor, according to reports. Both of Algeria's football teami wrrn busily preparing for the coming season. The St. Cecelia's eleven was set to meet an alumni group Sunday in their first real trial by fire, while the high school Bulldogs had Gilmore City on the slate Friday night. Strength of the two outfits wns not known, according to the coaches, Father S. A. 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