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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, October 13, 1955
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r (Itt.) Upp*r Del Mdiftit Thursday, October 13, 1955 EXPENSIVE SATELIT6 We note with considerable inlerest that construction of that salelite to be launched into outer space, and then to circle the earth — presumably forever — is proceeding according to plan. ' The cost of carrying out this project has been listed as one hundred million dollars. The salclile will be about the size of a basketball when it finally reaches the point where it begins lo move in its forever-more orbit. There is probably some good in all this, but right at the moment .we're a little hard pressed to conic up with one good reason why 100 million should be expended on a basketball to forever more circle our planet. * * * IT'S MORE FUN TO WIN Our local football team is having a rough season from the standpoint of the won and lost column, ft is much more fun to win than to lose, but unfortunately in sports contests one of the participants is usually Ihe loser. It is easy enough to stand up and cheer when the home team is a winner, and take the bows that go with a successful season for your own boys. II isn't so easy when the same lean] l.osos, but wo think thai now is a good lime to show thai fans as well as players can be good sports. Let's give the football team and the new coach as much encouragement as.we can. The squad is doing its best: that's all thai we as fans can expect. * * * EASY TO GO WITH THE CROWD Sleepy Eye (Minn.) Herald Dispatch — Most people are inclined to go along with the crowd. Undoubtedly, thai is Ihe reason dictators are so successful after they have organized small minorities which are taught to make a lot of noise. To lesl Ihe theory, a Swarthmore college professor conducted lesls with several hundred students. He picked groups of eight each, and arranged for the first seven to give the wrong answer to a simple question. One-third of the time the eighth student, nicknamed "the goat." would agree, contrary to the obvious fact. Tested^ alone, Ihe "goal" knew Ihe right answer. He wasn't a simple-minded individual, since he was picked at random from the student bo^. Determining factor seemed lo be lhal he wasn't sure enough of himself to disagree when the majority was against him. Here is why boys and girls should be taught to do their own thinking and be willing l£ express an opinion, even when wrong. One "can "disagree without being disagreeable. Too often issues are decided because an organized minority, speaks up confidently. Better thinkers permit themselves to be bewildered by the apparent, show of unanimity and keep still or "go along." Tell your son and daughter "going along" is one of the most dangerous practices in which one can indulge. . * * * Trouble lies ahead for the person who decides he i.s a little too good for his job.—Colfax Tribune. Upper |[)rs 111 E. Call Street— Phone 1100— Algona, Iowa Entered as second class matter at the postoftlce at Algona, Iowa, under Act of Congress of March 3. 187!) _ _ Issued Thursdays in 1055 By THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO, R. B. WALLER, Managing Editor C. S. ER LANDER, Advertising Manager N ATJP N A L / E D I TO R I 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 ._ $300 Holh Algona papers, in combination, per year $5.00 Single Copies „ lOc SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year in advance ?4 01 both Algonc. papers in combination, one year — $ti.OO N'o subiciijjlion less than (i months. ADVERTISING RATES Haiilny Advertising, per inch 63c OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER RESULTS OR A CHANGE _ Editor Paul Smith of the Rock Rapids Reporter is a .Republican. But he is.also a man wjlh His ear to the ground, and an editorial run in his paper recently is worth reprinting, which we do here: 'The farmer is cnlilled lo and must have parity — not any portion of it. but full parity. If the Republican administration can't provide full parity — then the administration must be changed. The economic health of the nation depends on the production of our farms — and it's not healthy lo have the income of Ihis vilal segment of our population being reduced in dollars — and reduced in relationship to the things we buy in farming areas. "Words are of no avail at this state—we want results. "The wise men in Washington can ignore this but, if they do so, it will be to their sorrow. Politics, of course, is only one consideration. Naturally a more important angle is the impact on Ihe national economy. "The history of the nation shows that when the farmers are doing well, the entire nation is doing well. And when Die farmer suffers, Ihe nation suffers. The reaction, of course, is not felt immediately. Farm income may dwindle gradually for a number of years before the entire economy feels the blow but, eventually and inevitably, it is felt. "Too many persons •flon't know what farm price parity means. It is merely a price geared to the general level of prices. When the general level goes up. the parily figure goes up. When Ihe general level goes clown, Ihe parily figure drops. "Bui the prices received by Ihe farmers have been well below parity for several years. That's an unhealthy situation. There's some satisfaction in Secretary Benson's recognition of this even though it comes belatedly." SELLING YOUR ORGANIZATION'S NAME Harlan Tribune — Every organization or club needs money for its projects or service work. When the professional promoter comes along with an idea for "easy money and no work" there is always a IcmpUition for the group lo "sell its name" to the promoter. Too often the "sale price" is prolty low when you consider what the promoter gets for his share. Then too, there can be repercussions — high pressure selling, misrepresentation. These are remembered long after the promoter has left town, and long after the organization ha spent the "pillance" they got out of the deal. i Be sure your club or organixation doesn't "sign up" for one of these money-raising promotions unlil you know every detail of the conlract and until you have a COMPLETE REPORT on other groups' experience with Hie deal. Wo know of several clubs that have been "taken" by promoters. Favorite schemes are club recipe books, another is the traveling road show, cite. By Ihe lime the promoter gets thru, he bus all the money and the organization has very little left! But the organization or club wakes up too lale! Generally, one of the "lull guys" i.s the merchant who kicks in money to help put over the event — but most of the money ends up in the promoter's pocket . . . and the club or organization gets u pitlance. * * * CONDEMNS JUNKET TRIPS * Grundy Register — Congressman II. R. Gross is very much opposed to the frequent junketing trips Congress and Senators make to foreign countries each year after congress has adjourned at the government's He culls these trips "flagranl waste of the taxpayers money". He referred especially to a big delegation of congressmen and senators who recently returned from a conference held in Finland without even as much as filing u report of their trip. The congressional delegates, some who were accompanied by their wives, visited many other countries in Europe and that all went on their traveling expense bill. One member of this Finland delegation was Congressman Tallc, Ctingre.ssm.iin Gross' neighbor. Iowa people generally are in agreement with our congressman in criticizing these annual pleasure trips In foreign countries. It our congressmen hfui to pay tlie expenses of these junket trips very • i't-w of them would be taken. The tup junketer of them all is uur Vice President Nixon who makes junketeering an almost .ill round year pi ucliee and his wife Pat goes with him.'These trips are made in top style in a s|K.Tial plane, all at taxpayer's expense. These excursion trips by our public officials all help to keep uur national Inir.uet out of balance. «• s- * Once in awhile we have someone object to in. wspupt.-rs runniijji a beer ad . . . wonder what they do wlu-n tlui>e TV beet i-unum.Tciuls come on'.' BABY BANTER By BROWN'S DAIRY Oh! Sure, he was a big executive all right, now he's a one man learn! Do you suppose that he is back selling magazines? KfEP yourself on the dynamo team . . . with a STEADY charge of CARNATION milk! .STRICTLY BUSINESS "Argyle always seems lo be caught up in his workl" America's Most Accurate Public Opinion Poll MORE VOTERS THINK DEMOCRATIC PARTY IS BEST FOR PEOPLE LIKE THEMSELVES By Kenneth Fink. Director, Princelon Research Service Princeton, New Jersey—National Republican and Democratic Parly slralegy committees, now working on plans for the Nov., 1956, all-imporlanl Presidential and Congressional Elections, can verv well focus attenlion on one problem: How to sell the idea that their own political party, best serves the interests of' the nation's voters. Results of a nationwide United Stales Poll just completed would indicate lhal Democrats have somewhat less of a- job lo do among Ihe nation's voters than have Republicans. Plenty of spade work, however, can still be done by both sides. When United States Poll staff reporters personally asked a representalive sample of Ihe na- lion's voters: "As you feel today, which political party—the Democratic or Republican—do you think servers the interests of people like yourself betler?" The results were: NATIONWIDE Democratic Party betler 49% Republican-Party betler 34 It makes no difference 15 Dont, know 2 A comparison of today's survey findings wilh f-hose reported by the United Stales Poll in May, 1952 (nearly three and a half ago) shows thai Ihe number who say the Democratic Party is betler has jumped four percentage points, while the number who say they think the GOP is better has dropped two percentage points. 'Survey'findings also show th;4 the number saying no difference- has jumped o n e percentage pofnt and Ihe number sayint; don't know has dropped three percentage points. The May, 1952, United Stales Poll results on a similar question showed 4511 saying that the Democratic Party i.s better; 3G''i saying Ihe Republican Party is better; H'/i saying it makes no •difference, and 5 r 'r saying the.\ don't know. Today's survey findings under- line an all-important factor in next year's political situalion, namely, the popular appeal of the Democratic Party to rank and file voters throughout the nation. This appeal is particularly important as it relates to Independent voters — Ihost who classify themselves as neither Republicans nor Democrats. This group, constiluling nearly three out of every ten polential voters (28%) in the U.S.A. today, will undoubtedly decide Ihe winner in the November, 1956, Presidential elections, A special analysis of the opinions of the Independent voters interviewed in today's survey shows thai .those with opinions on the matter give' the nod to the Democrats as the political pasty thai is better for people like themselves. At the same time, it must be pointed out that one out of every three Independent voters say either that it makes no difference or that they don't know. THE INDEPENDENT VOTE, . NATIONWIDE Democratic Party better 38% Republican Party betler 28 It makes no difference 28 Don't know 6 The significance of today's find- -ings for both parlies is obvious. The Republican Parly has a chance to win whenever it can put up popular candidates, or whenever it can hit on issues that so strike the imagination of large groups of people as to cause wholesale shifts in the political line-up. The Democratic Party's chief problem is thai of mustering its full parly strength, thai is, of gelling its greater number of sympathizers to the Polls on Election Day. The Algona U-D-M presents the reports of the United Slales Poll exclusively in Ihis 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. The service i.s operated and distributed by Princeton Research Service. Legally Speaking Suppose you hired Johnnie I" mow your lawn during the summer months and he ruined a neighbor's hedge while doing the work. Do you pay for this act? Most likely. Or suppose you want something from the store in a huriy and you ask a friend to run the errand for you, with your auto. En route he hits, a pedestrian. Are you responsible? Again, most likely, at least in part. In both cases, you got sunieono to act for you. Under tho law, wb.-.t he did. you did. You were responsible for what he did since lu- was your "agent". Why does the law make you, as "principal", responsible tor your agent's act? ^Woll, agents do most of Ihe world's business. And lor your affairs to go forwaid, people must trust your agent as if you yourself acted. "Third pailies", or other .people doing bu.-inr.-., with you or your agent, have a right to expect you to stand behind his word. Suppose your agent does w!i;.r. you tuld him to do, or even suppose you let third partie.-, think he is your agent when lu- i., not. Then you may well have to make good in any deal he makes lu your name/ He is either' your uiient Or your "ostensible agent". Which is-, all one when it comes to payinji Ihf hills, or rcp/.m-in^ 11 n d.imaLH;. Ill must, ways agents for each other. What one does can bind the others. So one day you and your partner decide not to buy anything for more than $100 unless you both sign the contract. But your partner goes ahead anyway without telling you. Your private word with your partner won't protect you, if the salesman did not know of it. Because our business world is so complex, the law of agency bulks large today. For it defines and enforces the rights and duties of principals, agents, und third parties. f * V * # (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.) Rock Island Files Decision Protest The Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad are not going to accept u recent decision of the Iowa Commerce commission that they must retain Irains 19 and 20 without a fight. The tailrtiacl has filed an appeal to the decision in Polk county district court, antf a hearing was slated this week. In Ihe pelilion the railroad requests that the court issue an injunction to the slate 4.o lei the road drop the 2 passenger trains between Cedar Rapids a n d Estherville. The trains cross the Rock Island lint 1 through Livermore, Bode, Otlusvn and Wtst Bend in thia area. Behind The Movie Sets WITH BUDDY MASON It's too bad Johhny Weissmul- ler doesn't speak Japanese. We could tip Johnny off to a job that he might be able to sandwich between his "Jungle Jim" pictures. We have word that the Daiei Company of Tokyo is going to film a Japanese version of "Tarzan." Somehow, in translation, Tarzan ends up as "The Brooba." Un'der this title, the picture will be made in Hollywood with an all Oriental cast for the Daiei concern. * * » On second thought, Johnny would undoubtedly scuttle our- first thought. It took Mr Weiss- muller years to get out of that one-piece fur ensemble. We doubt if "all the tea in China"—or should we say Japan—could persuade our erstwhile Tarzan to trade in his "Jungle Jim" store- clothes for the questionable pleasure of again donning Tarzan's orjen-work fur piece. He's tasted the joys of working in shoe-leather and discovered that he can travel faster in a jalopy than by swinging on vines. Less effort. too! * * » However^ we'd Jike to see this Japanese version of Tarzan. We don't understand a word of Japanese but, for that matter, we never did know what Tarzan was saying Xvhen he pounded out the beat on his wishbone and hit the hi^h notes sending the word. For some unknown reason every lime any screen Tarzan howled like a Commanche Indian who'd just been given a hot-foot, it brought back memories. The chest beating and yelling always reminded us of the time we swallowed that innocent-looking Mexican pepper. * * » If the Japanese actor who plays Tarzan should have any trouble mastering this jungle call, may we suggest that he gulp down one of those little green peppers? It may oven-bake the enamel on his teeth, singe his tongue and cremate both tonsils, but it brings out the best chest-beating and howling that's in a man. Of course, you can get the same effect by drinking a pinl of gasoline and then lighting your tongue, but this method isn't quite as practical. You'd have to fireproof all the scenic foliage and put a standby fireman on the payroll! * V • "All the comforts of home!" That's what studios attempt to provide for their animal actors. Animal players are generally kept on a sound stage immediately adjoining the working-set, where they're readily available but not likely to ruin a sound- take. There, in large cages that permit them to exercise, they're supplied with special foods and animal playthings. Under the supervision of an S. P. C. \. representative, their health and welfare gets more attention than that of the actors. # * * However, there are times when mere humans, with all their good intentions, slip up on a detail or two. Recently, at Warner Bros. Studios, animal trainers working on the Batjac production "Goodbye, My Lady," built a large dog- run on the next stage. This enclosure measured forty feet by six, and its floor was covered with a deep layer of sawdust. For a while, the canine actors seemed quite contented, then gradually they began to lose interest in running and playing. At the end of the first day's work the pups seemed decidedly bored with it all. * * » Despite a stage-full of animal experts, it took the good, old trouble-shooting property department to find an answer to the dogs' lack of interest in their doggy playpen. Next morning, when the pups were turned loose in the run, they began to show a little enthusiasm over the fenced-in quarters. Their spirits were high for the day's first scene and they actually seemed to look forward to being penned in the run after each succeeding scene. It seems that during the night n old prop had been brought in >ff the backlot and installed right n the center of the sawdust. Not nuch of an addition but, as some- ne once said, "It's a liberal prinkling of familiar objects that eally -makes a HOME!" The jrop? Just an old fire hydrant!" The Missing Document WASHINGTON — Perhaps nowhere else in the world is it as easy to "create an international incident" as it is in Washington. An old newspaper friend who dropped by from Chicago the other day recounted a 1953 incident outside the Russian embassy that tossed him — accidentally — into a predicament that could have likely set off the hottest international uproar of the year. I kijevv about it then, but we had pledged to keep the thing quiet. But now. I guess, there's no harm in revealing it. * * * Hal Arbeen, a former Chicago Trib man, and I were on the /death watch" outside the Soviet embassy, wating for official word on Premier Stalin's demise. We were both on the staff of the late Col. McCormick's now-defunct Washington Times-Herald. There was a mysterious flurry of excitement around the embassy as we stood our post. Figures in diplomatic garb slid in and out of the iron-grilled door. Black limousines pulled up. low whispers were exchanged, then the cars would drive away. I caught part of the Russian exchange. "Has the document court?" a Russian had asked. * * * Meanwhile, Hal had slipped next door — to the University Club — • to phone the office. Both the Soviet embassy and the Club are gaunt, grey structures, one easily mistakeable for the other. As Arbccn paused momentarily at the Club door, a young diplomatic courier trotted up breathlessly. "Here — important message for the ambassador — deliver it immediately," he gasped and sped off. There, in Arbeen's sweaty hands, was a sealed, secret doc- ument '— noted for the personal attention of the Soviet ambassador. It was from the embassy of another nation whose identity should not be revealed. It was known that the country, a major power, was harboring anti-Arner- ican spies. ' Hal was aware that across the street, a Federal Bureau of Investigation agent kept constant vigil wilh high powered telescope and camera lo record the comings and goings around the Soviet bastion. His first Impulse was to rip the envelope open. Or should he turn it over to the FBI? Instead, he took the hot parcel into the phone booth and notified the office of his big scoop. There was no question, "from Ihe appearance of the envelope and the distressing hurry of the -messenger, that this was no routine exchange of diplomatic notes. "Hold on to it." commanded the editor. "Call back in a few minutes." Frenzied consultations went on in the Times-Herald office. The top man finally made a decision. "Turn it over to the Russians—unopened." Reluctantly, Hal stepped up to thai iron door of Ihe embassy, oressed Ihe buzzer and unloaded the document onlo a grim-faced Russian male secretary. • * * Hal is now carrying on quietly as a publicity director for the Sinclair Refining Company in Chicago. He said to me the other day: "Wonder where I'd be today if I'd have given in to my first impulse to open that leller . . . " He'd most likely bc ¥ one of two things — a national hero, or a i marked man in the international dog house. . . . Understand Your Child Sponsored by Stale Universitv of Iowa Child Welfare Research Station PARENTS CAN LEARN Modern parents are "finding themselves" in several ways: bv study, by observation of their own children, by associating with each other in "common endeavors. In many cases, parents must stand the' ridicule of neighbors and friends — not to mention grandparents — if they join a study group, or try. as peoole scornfully say. "lo bring up children by Ihe book." Bui ridiculed though they have been, many parents can prove their point of "finding themselves" through study by one outstanding example— knowledge of nutrition. In fields such as mental hv- giene, emotions and personality adjustment, perhaps Ihe gains have not been as dramatic as in the physical realm, but a visit to a good child-guidance clinic and n check-up with a wise and sympathetic psychiatrist, case studies und records from visiting teachers will prove the point in these areas also. So. parents have found themselves, and are finding themselves through scientific study and the the application of the principles of this study to the every-day guidance of their children. Observation of their children sounds a bit academic _ but actually, every parent observes his children. Dr. Baldwin, the first director of the Iowa Child Welfare Research Station, used to caution parent education workers: "Tell the parents that, after all. these arc their children; that they, the parents, have the chil- dun practically 24 hours each d>'.y, ami that thoy have a chance to see l!u youn.u. c '.Ci.^ as no other person does." Possibly parents could, lak-; more time to obs< i vc their children playing with otlvi children and learn more, not only about their son, but about all children. 20 YEARS' AGO •IN THfc $u, Tflowti. From the files of the Algona Upper Des Moines Oct. 8, 1935 » » • • West Bend's Dr. Givens had his second narrow escape during the past three weeks, Friday. A truck, coming clown a side road, sideswiped Ihe doctor's car and lossed it against a high bank. Though his auto was badly damaged, Dr Givens got out and walked away with only minor injuries following his second bad crash within a 21-day period. ' * * • The Algona American Legion Auxiliary and Kossuth County Conservation League were going to be co-sponsors of the appearance locally of the Honriel Chili- beaners. Oct. 24. For 35 cents, here's what each ticket purchaser received: a seat in the high school auditorium for one of the two stage appearances of the 23- per.-on troupe, two hours of danc- ing to the ID-piece Chilibcaner orchestra at the fairgrounds and a bowl of chili. The Chilibeanors featured Mexican music, hailed from Austin, and appeared regularly on radio station WCCO. • • • A Sioux Falls. So. Dak. truck driver. E. B. Clark. 50. was crushed to death under the wheels of a trailer loaded with beer Saturday morning at 1 a.m. three- quarters of a mile south of the Minnesota state line on highway 9, west of Swea City. Robert Besson, also of Sioux Falls, the other driver of the big truck, was at the wheel when the accident oc- euiied. Clark had been sleeping in the rear of the truck and started to climb to the cab when he slipped and fell under the wheels. The truck-trailer was traveling 2") iniies an hour at the time of the accident. The wheels passed over Clark, and he was dead by the- time- the truck was halted immediately after he fell. » • * Bids for the new Algona post office were called again.. They had to be w Washington by Nov. 5 so they could be opened and evaluated. The rest of the post office news dealt with children tampering with lock boxes in the lobby. A warning was issued by Postmaster Wade Sullivan and several of the offenders had already been caught and warned. 5*5 What's in a NAME ? Since 1876 WHITE Has Been a Name Which Starids For The Finest In Sewing Machines We Are Authorized Dealers For White Sewing Machines »> North Iowa Sewing Machine and Appliance Company PHONE ALGONA

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