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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, October 6, 1955
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6-Alg6Ho (la.) Upper Dei Maine* Thursday, October 6, 1955 flestflotnos DIG A LITTLE DEEPER? The Iowa State Education Ass'n has issued a statement calling for an increase in state income tax rates, and several other measures designed to lift more money from everyone, presumably for school purposes. There were a number of other suggestions made by the ISEA with regard to school matters in the state, and one could expect that the suggestions, coming from school men and women, may contain many worthwhile proposals. The only drawback is that one wonders, sometimes, just how practical some of the school leaders are when it comes to the subject of taxation and spending of public funds. The largest share of the local tax dollar today goes to schools: there has been an increasingly large chunk of state appropriations also allocated to schools. It is comparitively easy for school officials and administrators to simply suggest higher tax rates to provide them with more money, but it isn't always so easy for the ordinary citizen to dig a little deeper to provide the requested funds. COMMENDABLE RESTRAINT The President's illness cannot help but have a sudden impact on the political planning of both major parties as they approach the 1956 campaign. However, since the illness, the major pronouncements and politically-inspired stories that have appeared have been either from columnists who deal in political topics, or from high-up Republicans. There has been a commendable restraint from all Democratic quarters on subjects political and on 1956 in particular. Adlai Stevenson, scheduled to speak in Texas prior to the President's heart attack, made his speech, but changed it to an entirely nonpartisan theme. The probable absence of Ike from the 1956 picture as'a candidate will result in a great change in both parties from this point on, but the main concern of the moment is that the President may recover completely and enjoy his full score of years, whether it be in or out of public office. In the meantime, it can be. hoped that the Democratic leadership will continue to use good judgement and restraint and an American sense of fair play as a new session of Congress approaches, and right behind it the 1956 election year. * * * The head of one of ihe south's biggest industries condemns some southern communities for trying to lure industry from the north with promises of cheap labor and tax concessions. He made his statement in New Yorli'and we'll' water" he' wasn't planning on going south for a time. * * + A Detroit butcher traded a package containing $800 for a ring of sausage. Seems he wrapped the money in brown paper, set it down on the counter, waited on a customer and later grabbed a package and started for the bank. When he got there he found he had a ring of sausage. The customer and the $800 never came back. Upper PCS 111 E. Call Street^Phone 1100—Algona, Iowa Entered as second class matter at the postofflce at Algona, lowar under Act of Congress of March 3, 1879. 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. 920 Broadway, New York 10, N. Y. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO. One Year, In advance — — »3.00 Both Algona papers, In combination, per year — $5.00 Single Copies lOc SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year in advance $4.01 Both Algona papers in combination, one year $6.00 No subscription less than 6 months. ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per inch B3c OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER CORN BELT RUMBLINGS (Newsweek Magazine carried the following story about recent spontaneous meetings by farm groups sorely disturbed by the present low prices for farm products. The Upper Des Moines reprints the story as an interesting report by an eastern magazine on the situation.) They were big, furrow-faced men, with red cheeks and tanned necks, and they had come from all over southwestern Iowa, bumping over the corrugated macadam and dusty gravel roads in autos (medium - priced, two years old), pickup trucks, and fork-wheeled tractors. They were farmers. Since 1947. they had watched the price of everything they produced drop approximately 30 per cent, while the price of everything they bought kept rising. Since '54, they had watched the sun shrivel their com. They were men with a grievance. In shirt-sleeves, denims, and striped overalls, they shuffled silently into the big, white-frame Wells Auction Co. sales barn to discuss their problems. As they walked down the dirty, hoof-trodden runway of the barn, they were greeted by stocky, brownhaired Jay Loghry (pronounced Lawfree). Jay Loghry is the man who organized the meeting. He has been organizing meetings like it all through Iowa and surrounding states. He was born on a farm, and until the second world war broke out he was a tenant farmer himself. After the war he became a livestock mineral feed salesman. He was fired when he started rousing the farmers. "When I started this about a month ago, I was just helping out my friends," Loghry told me. "Now I think we can get all of Iowa's organized in three more weeks, and there's been a lot of interest shown from Nebraska and Kansas and Minnesota. There's no politics in this at all. We just decided it was time we were gettin' some- thin'." The barn was muggy and filled with smoke. Loghry climbed on the auction stand and grabbed a microphone and said: "We gotta wake up the people in this country . . . We're figgering on starting a union for farmers. We're gonna set up a farm organization like factory unions, but we're not gonna affiliate with any union that's goin' now . . . You'll have a fee to pay, and you'll have a badge. You'll sell hogs if you're in the union and you won't if you're not in the union. We've got the help of the meat-packing boys in Des Moines in this. They was here to see us and they promised to pack just union hogs and cattle. "When we got a united farm organization, all the unions will honor us. That's the key to the whole thing. A farmer could strike and refuse to put his product on the market until we got the price we asked for. "We're gonna have a floor. They can go above it anywhere they want, but at least they're gonna pay the floor. We're gonna demand it, and the people are gonna give it." As Loghry spoke, the farmers listened silently; but a few shook their heads. Loghry had never suggested starting a farmers' union before, and they didn't like the idea. They clearly had a lot more sympathy for the views of a later speaker. He was former Republican Gov. Daniel Webster Turner, who now raises 2,000 acres of feed grain crops. Turner spoke softly. "Farmers are most patient, and very few are radical," he said. "Farming tends by it's very nature to make them conservative in feelings and deeds. The farmer is sometimes called a minority, and as fewer of the nation's people are tilling the soil these clays, we have heard that the politicians may neglect us. The fact ... is that the grocers and machinists, the doctors and the housewives, the department-store owners and the Wall Street brokers are all dependent on thp farmers of this nation. Agriculture is a fundamental occupation. "I have a theory that we should all be politicians and take part in government. I want to throw my weight in with you. But I want to tell you that the right to petition is as old as this government, even older . . . You've got strength enough so no ... strike is necessary ..." After the meeting groups of farmers gathered outside the barn to argue about what Loghry and Turner had said. By and large, they appeared to agree with Turner. They didn't like the idea of .starting a union and going on strike. They believed that, by petitioning the government they could get what they called "an even break." They didn't seem at all angry, but they did seem determined. They wanted the government to do something to halt the decline in farm prices. They didn't know what, but—something. * * « Civilization is the condition in which one generation pays the last generation's debts by issuing bonds for the next generation to pay. Don't Give Fire a Placfcio Start! KEEP OUR HOMES FRO* FIRE THE FIRST HOURS .... WASHINGTON — Newsmen mumbled solemnly in hushed lit- le groups at the National Press Club ... At the Washington Post, the photo editor deftly fashioned to;ether a two-page spread of the atest pictures of our President— o be kept on a standby basis. The switchboard was clogged with outside calls — 500 in three hours. "It it true?" they would isk. "How serious is it?" The news room was a turmoil. Sddie Folliard, the White House eporter, glued to his desk, held a line open directly to Denver. 'After all," he was saying to the person at the other end. "500,000 >eople suffer heart attacks each year, then go on to live a normal life ..." Other reporters were trying, in vain to reach John Eisenhower at nearby Fort Belvoir, Va. ._ Secretary of Commerce. JSin^ clair Weeks phoned the news room with the disclosure that he. too, suffered a heart attack 12j years ago, and, with certain care' came out of it ... • * * This was the picture in two of the nerve centers of the nation's capital within a few hours of the first shocking reports of President Eisenhower's heart attack. Here, where the greatest political analysts gather, talk ranged far afield. Commanding question: 'What about Richard Nixon?" Already, six secret service men stood guard over the Spring Valley house where Richard Nixon awaited the latest commuiques from Denver. It was a disconcerting thought when one realizes that the agents are assigned primarily to guard the President of the United States. The suddenness of the news caught the Washington Sunday papers in deep embarrassment. One paper carried three dispar : aging, belittling stories on Richard Nixon—prepared long before. The Post editorial section — already distributed — carried a cartoon showing President Eisenhower and Nixon in a facetious pose. The paper apologized in a front-page editorial. * * * As in every home, bar, and newspaper over the country, the question rolled off every tongue, "Who, now, will run in 1956?" And suddenly a new name popped into the presidential horizon — "The man to step into Ike's shoes the next term," said one reporter, "is Milton Eisenhower — Ike's brother. After all, hasn't he been the President's most trusted adviser?" • Also, it had long been quietly discussed that Chief Justice Earl Warren would accept the nomination under extreme Republican pressure. Today, this carries heavy significance . . . e * * Meanwhile, there was only one really important thing to think about — the recovery of our President, Next morning, churches in Washington — and all over the world — were filled with worshipers beseeching the Almighty for renewed good health for the man who overnight had won new warmth in their hearts . . . Behind The Movie Sets WITH BUDDT MASON BABY BANTER By BROWN'S DAIRY Jim's wife starched his socks! Maybe I shouldn't have starched your underwearl v You'll think that you are full of starch and vinegar too, after you start drinking CARNATION milk. Phone 190 and give CARNATION a try! Glendale's Herbert Hoover high school has a brand new sign in its classroom 12-A. Boldly lettered, it announces to the world at large that: "MISS BROOKS TAUGHT HERE!" During summer vacation, when its regular teacher and students were temporarily fugitives from textbooks and lessons, a Warner Bros, movie unit moved in. Scholars in makeup took over the desks of vacationing students and Eve Arden, as "Miss Brooks," in the movie version of her TV show, was installed behind the teacher's desk. Between scenes, reference books were replaced by copies of "Daily Variety" and "The Hollywood Reporter" as "scholars" studied news of production on other lots. Crew members exchanged anecdotes dating back to their own school days, and the only lads interested in carrying someone else's books were the prop men. Each morning, director Al Lewis brought "Miss Brooks" a large red apple and all hands greeted Eve Ardcn's appearance each morning with a chorused "Good Morning, Teacher!" School hours jumped to eight full hours daily — and sometimes even ran into overtime. But "students" didn't object. Especially as late "classes" ran their checks up with added overtime pay. When the "Miss Brooks" company finished at their Glandule High location, you may be sure that all the students graduated. Warner Bros, bad no intention of carrying laggards on the company payroll for another "semester." » * * An4r*w »nd Virginia Stone «r* America's Mbit Accurate Public Opinion Poll a Hollywood couple who believe in themselves. In fact, they were so confident of their own abilities I that they used (heir own to become producers. A recent venture that has the critics popeyed in wonder is now being released. Working around the clock, they took a fine script and nursed it from an idea into a completed production. jDespite the fact that this talented p^ir rate highly in Hollywood creative circles, it was a bold gamble. So many things can happen to upset the best laid plans of mere mortals during the filming of a feature picture. * * * First, Andrew Stone studied the complete files of over 15,000 case histories dealing with crimes committed by hitch-hikers. From this mass of material, he fashioned a suspense-laden film called "The Night Holds Terror!" If you've ever doubted the warnings of your local police and newspaper editors when they've cautioned that YOU are taking grave risks with YOUR life when you give rides to hitchhikers, this picture based on factual crime reports should convince you. Writing, producing and directing "The Night Holds Terror!", Andrew Stone does a masterful job of manipulating your emotions. He carefully builds your apprehensions into spine-chilling terror as you lose yourself in his story. Harry Cohn and B. B. Kahane were so impressed that they're giving this film full Columbia Pictures release. When you can enthuse two veteran showmen like these production-wise gentlemen with anything less than a product of genius, we'd like to hear about it. * « * Suffice it to say, the Sicne« took a long-shot gamble on their proven talents and parlayed a fine script, long hours of hard work and their own creative skills into an outstanding feature film that all Hollywood is talking about. With all due respect to Virginia and Andrew Stone, we venture to say that they must have experienced 3 bit of "breathless suspense" themselves, until they read «11 the nice rave reviews that the top trade-Journal critics gave their picture! And it could not happen to * nicer couple! FOREIGN POLICY AND WORK FOR PEACE THE THINGS LIKED BEST ABOUT WAY EISENHOWER HAS HANDLED HIS JOB By Kenneth Fink, Director Princeton Research Service Princeton, New Jersey — Administration officials in Washington, presently carrying on for President Eisenhower, could do well to give some attention to the results of a United States Poll just completed on the subject of what one thing voters across the nation like best about the way President Eisenhower has handled his job as the nation's chief executive. To find out the answer to this question, the United States Poll sent its impartial reporters across the U. S. A. to ask a representa- :ive cross-section of the nation's voters — Republicans, Democrats, and Independents alike — the following question: "What one thing do you like best about the way Eisenhower is handling his" job as President?" Results of today's nationwide survey show that six things are uppermost on the minds of American voters, 1. His foreign policy: his handling of foreign affairs; way he handled Geneva Conference; his handling of Russia and the Reds. 2. His work for peace: trying to keep us out of war; doing his best to get peace in the world; keeping us out of war. 3. His impartiality: he's not partisan; caters to all the people; tries to be fair with everybody. 4. Let's people know what he's doing: not afraid to tell people about problems; keeps American people informed of what he's doing; takes people into his confidence. 5. Makes no hasty decisions: gives consideration to all issues; takes time before making up his mind; never does anything without due consideration and thought. 6. End of Korean War: getting us out of Korean mess. Three out of every five people who mentioned something that they liked best about the way Eisenhower is handling his job as President named one of the above six. Next most important things liked best, judging by the number of mentions, are: 7. His sincerity and honesty: trying to do what he thinks right. 8. The way he handles his job: way he gets work done; methods he uses. 9. He's doing a good job: he's doing an efficient job; he's efficient; he's a good President. 10. He gets things done: accomplishes things; gets work out of Congress and his Cabinet. Receiving fewer mentions are that he's trying his best; that he doesn't waste the people's money; that he's getting organization into the government; that he's added prestige and dignity to the Presidency; that he's brought full employment and high wages to the country; that he's a good listener who is willing to take advice; that he doesn't get personal and indulge in name calling, and his understanding, intelligent manner. . Following are some verbatim comments that sum up the thinking of many in the nation: "The way he's handling the foreign situation." "He's doing his best to create peaceful conditions in the world." "His meeting with foreign governments and the way he handled them." "His work for peace." "He keeps the American people informed of what he's doing." "He's not afraid to tell the people about the country's problems." From the files of the Algona Upper Des Moines Oct. 1, 1935 * * * A Buffalo Center man, Henry Kiveze, had a little trouble with a hitch-hiking tramp he picked up between Lakota and Buffalo Center. The tramp was loaded at the time, and Mr Kiveze, good citizen that he was, decided to give .the fellow a lift. Just east of Lakota, the rider made a grab for the driver's glasses, whisked them off, and tossed them out the window into the ditch. Mr Kiveze stopped the car, got out to search for his specs and when he put his hand in his pocket, noticed his billfold was missing. The billfold contained $9, so Mr Kiveze rushed back to the car, searched the tramp, but failed to find his possessions. Shortly thereafter, the bum disappeared. Not one to give up easily, Mr Kiveze returned the next morning to continue hist search for the missing glasses and billfold. He came up with the billfold and money, but didn't recover his glasses. Hope he didn't have a restricted driver's license. * * * This quaint ad-lype story appeared on the front page of the UDM — "The Algona semi-pro football team will practice this evening, the boys wish to announce. If you think you can take it, come but and test yourself." "Nuff said. * * * Algona high school downed Gilmore City, 13-6, and St. Cecelia's got by Corpus Christi of Fort Dodge, 7-0, in local football openers during the weekend. Bud Lichter, Baker, Patterson and Butler were the standouts for the local academy eleven. The only TD of the game came in the final period. St. Cecelia's was slated to meet the same Corpus Christi team this Sunday at Fort Dodge. The high school eleven got off to a 7-0 lead in the second quarter, saw Gilmore City chop the count to 7-6 at halftime, then got the final touchdown in the third stanza to sew up the game. Bruns and Schmidt looked good in the backfield for the fighting Bulldogs. Estherville was next on the 1st. Look out. Council Minutes The City Council met in special session September 1, 1055 at 7:30 p.m. wlttx the Mayor and all the Councilmen present. The Construction of a storm sewer at the intersection of Harlan and North streets, thence southeasterly to the alley one-half block south of the Intersection of State and Colby Streets and also replacement of existing storm sewer beginning at the outlet into the river hence southeasterly to the C. M. & St. P. R. R. right-of-way. A Resolution was adopted accepting the proposal of Collins, Thompson & Willis, to do all engineering for said proposed sewer. Meeting adjourned, . Byron P. Richardson, Mayor Attest: Ivy D. Scuffham, City Clerk the City 1 Council met in adjourned seasldil September 15, 1065 at 7:30 p.m. with the Mayor and all coimcilmen present except Kln'sey and Parsons. The JeHetson Transportation .Company was granted reserved space tot bus stop at the Algeria Hotel. . Plans and specifFeatlons for a pro- porsed storm sewer were filed. A Res- • olution Was adopted ordering con-, structlon of. storm sewer and fixing October 13th at 7:30 p.m. the date for hearing and taking bids. A Resolution was adopted approving tile contract and bond executed by Clark & Fltz Construction Co. for snn- Itary Sewer Improvement. An' easement for storm sewer from Mark McOutre was accepted. / The City Attorney was Instructed to. advertise for sale a tract of land joining the sewage treatment plant. A cigarette permit was granted to Mrs Lily Broderson. ' • Building permits were granted to Perry Collins, Elsie Wlllrett,. Chas. Dunn, State Highway Commission, Earnest Kearney, Don Frederick & Robert Buckert, Elva Ewoldt, G. F. Burtis, R. P. Norton, H. D. Rlstau, Jerry Lewis, Mrs Lulu Hartshorn, C. R, LaBarre, H. J. Bode and Mary Lytle. The following claims were allowed, doneral Government Fund Nancy Sands, salary $ 94.B8 L, K, Ferguson, salary 16.77 Iowa State Bank, tax „—_>...— 38.80 State Printing Board, code 4,10 Matt Parrott & Sons Co., supp— 43.18 Hutzell's, supplies —.. 2.60 Advance Publishing Co., legals 80.75 Upper Des Moines Publishing Co., legals - ...» - 112.03 Algona' Welding Works, supplies 1.60 Wayne Hanson, refund 50.25 Street Fund. Jess LaShbrook, 'salary 127.28 Albert Pergande, salary ... 121.49 Olenn Burtis, salary 1 114.02 Richard Frambach, salary „• 02.20 Raymond Metzen, Jr., salary .... 02.24 Jack Mears, salary — 97.29 Donald Prew, Salary :—105.58 •Kenneth Frank!, salary 102.24 John Bahr, labor 14.70 Ernest Hutchison, labor 6.47 L. K. Ferguson, salary —132.30 Harry Ward, salary — 00.48 Fred Hagg, salary _333.28 Reakus Helmers. labor — 31.18. Reiner Helmers, labor 31.18 Clarence Helgeson, labor 22.33 Eugene Helmers, labor 7.35 Max Helmers. labor — - 1.98 George Miller, labor 30.87 Morris Harbour, labor - — 5.8B Iowa State Bank, tax 99.70 L. H. Steinman. mowing 48.75 John Bahr, sidewalk 14.40 Blossom Ins., ins. -400.00 Patzlg Testing Lab., tests 20.00 Glover Construction, mdse 382.38 Algona Electric, repairs z— 2.00 Donovan Cabinet Shop, supplies.. 30.73 Pratt F.lectric. repairs 7.70 Glbbs-Cook Equip., repairs 13.27 Perkins Auto Salvage, supplies.- 5.0H Algona Impl., repairs 12.47 H. J. Cowan, repairs 102.91 Hilton's Service, repairs 325.42 Kent Motor Co.. repairs 13.41 Ready Mix. mdse 734.91 Schultz Bros., repairs 12.50 Algona Hdwe., supplies -- „ 16.63 Arnold Motor Supply, repairs — 16.48 Perclval Motors, repairs 10.02 Public Safely Fund A. C. Weisbaar, salary 141.68 Albert Boekelman, salary 148.72 Raymond Krebs, salary 140.91 Richard Groen. salary 147.19 Leo Counley, salary 133.07 Iowa State Bank, tax 38.50 F. J. Sirchie, supplies — 3.85 Kent Motor Co.. repairs 22.30 Greenberg Auto Supply, supplies 36.3fl Algona Ins. Insurance 30.05 Ira Kohl, salary 20.00 Algona Fire Co., services 418.00 Stouffer Fire Equip., mdse. 24.00 Central Motors, repairs 23.64 Kossuth Motor Co., repairs 253.30 Hilton's Service, mdse. 19.48 Sanitation Fund Harry Ward, salary _ — 52.92 Joe Medln, labor — 18.87 Reakus Helmers, labor 7.56 George Weig, Jr.. labor 24.81 Clarence Helgeson. labor 16.54 Eugene Helmers, labor 4.90 Central Motors, repairs 6.35 Hilton's Service, supplies __• 13.46 Ken & Leo's, gas 6.36 Swartz Hdwe., paint 1.05 Advance Publishing Co., legals— 70.00 Upper Des Moines Publishing Co. legals - 48.33 Clark & Fitz Const., refund 20.00 Algona Reminder, supplies 71.09 East End Foundry, mdse. 120.00 Concrete Products Corp.. mdse. 1,213.10 Glover Construction Co., mdse. 537.04 Ready Mix, supplies — 7.46 James Egll, salary 149.36 Fred Gronbach. salary 131.10 Iowa State Bank,, tax 22.60 James Egli. expenses 20.50 Arnold Motor Supply, supply — 4.30 Moe's Service, supplies 1.70 Hall-Strahorn, supplies 1.13 Percival Motors, refund —150.68 G. D. Shumway, fees 15.00 Airport Fund Municipal Utilities, water 3.38 Cresco-Unlon Electric, elec. 22.73 Fort Dodge Paper Co., supplies.. 9.95 Hall-Strahorn, supplies 1.18 Bohannon Ins., ins. ..... .238.51 Debt Service Fund Iowa State BailK, bonds & int. 9.455.75 Parking Meter Fund Ernest Hutchison, salary 1E4.00 General Gov't Fund, expenses 1,142.14 Algona Plumbing, repairs 8.00 Recreation Fund Hoffman Harris, Inc., sub. 5.00 Ed's DX. gus 294 Funk & Delm. mdse -209.00 Hall-Strahorn. supplies 1.R7 L. S. Muckey, repairs .. IOC 8.1 Pratt Electric, repairs __ 1.50 Sigsbee PlumWng, repairs . ... 22.7S Hutzell's, balls 8.53 Meeting adjourned. Byron P. Richardson. Mayor Attest: Ivy D. Scuffham, City Clerk He never does anything without giving it due consideration." "He's impartial; he's fair; he tries to see things from all points of view." "To me he's a good President. I like th eway he handles his job." "I like best his sincerity and honesty." The Upper Des Moines presents the reports of the United States Poll exclusively in this area. Follow United States Poll reports in this newspaper. The United States Poll is a weekly feature sponsored and paid for by a group of the nation's independent newspapers. This service is operated and distributed by Princeton Research Service. Pan-o-Gold presents the first really new kind of bread in years and years and years // Reader Comment Upper Des Moines Dear Friends, May I take this time to thank you very kindly for the check for contributing to your Recipe Contest. Needless to say it will come in very handy. It also came the week of my birthday and what a nice gift. May you and your staff keep up the very worthwhile project, as home-making and cooking is one of the finest occupations, that truly make a home. Thanking you very kindly. Sincerely Mrs John J. Dutton made with nutritious a delicious golden bran loaf fortified with vitamin "D" I *&&«# AU-BRAN

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