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thursttoy, Nov. 10, 1955 at tte$ utotttes 13 YEARS AGO In the pros and cons of farm prices and their fluctuations, we note that the statement is made that hog prices are the lowest today that they have been for the past 13 years, -which tends to cause some Republican spokesmen to point out that 13 years ago the national administration was Democratic. The inference is, ..of course, that the Democrats had low farm prices, too. What is not pointed out is that 13 years ago when farm prices had dropped to a low point the cost of living in general, and what the farmer buys in particular, was nowhere near as high as is the case today. The spread today between what the farmer receives for his products and what he is asked to pay for what he buys, is the • greatest in history, and the farmers know it and no amount Of double talk is going to change the facts. ' ;*•» It is encouraging to find that party lines are dropping by the wayside in growing concern over the farm price situation. Many of the thinkers in the Republican party have been pretty outspoken in their statements and their sincere efforts to try and avert depression in the farm belt. The only startling thing is that the leadership of the Department of Agriculture which one would suppose would be the most concerned, isn't a bit worried. They will continue on their stubborn course jf it breaks every farmer in the country. * * * THE FARM QUESTION Indianola Tribune — Do you remember the promises made by Candidate Eisenhower in 1952? It seems to us that the promises he made to the American farmer are rather clear and definite. At Kasson, Minnesota, Candidate Eisenhower said: "And he^e, and now, without any ifs or buts, I say to you that I can siand behind — and the Republican Party stands behind — the price-support Jaws now on the books'," Then, at Brookings, South Dakota, he said: "The Republican Party is pledged to the sustaining of 90 percent parity price support, and it is pledged even more than that to helping the farmer obtain his full parity, 100 per cent parity, with the guaranty in ihe price supports of 90." Today we know that President Eisenhower and the Republican party did not stand behind the price-support laws then on the books for very long. * * * How silly can some of our party leaders gel? A week before President Eisenhower's illness, GOP national chairman Leonard Hall was asked what he would do if Ike would not -run again. And the chairman promptly replied, "Then I would commit suicide." That is one promise the GOP chairman will regret and it is a promise that no one expects him to carry out. * » * It's no wonder the underworld is so rotten when you observe the kind of important citizens it pals with. SPOILING THE WOMEN? Are American women spoiled? European and American men both say "yes." American women don't have anything to do, the men say. Their homes run without them — by automation. But who spoiled them? Their men! The man with the bravery to come forth with these blunt statements and publicly make them so that less brave souls like ourselves will have someone else to blame when we write editorials like this, is a Dr. William Wallenberg of Wayne University's psychology department. It seems he has been making a study of this subject, and we rather suspect he may be a bachelor, so he has comparatively little to fear in reprisal. But, says the Doctor, American men want their wives spoiled; it is the only way they can assert their importance, by giving their wive everything they want — and Dr. Wallenberg say they seem lo be wanling something all the time We'll admit thai Ihings have changed quit a bil since grandmother's day, when besides rais ing 14 kids, she did all the washing, ironing, cook ing, doctoring and even some of the educating al wilhout electric gadgets or even eleclricity or gas or indoor plumbing. And she couldn't even vote Doc has a point, one that we'll try to remember, if we don't lose our nerve at a crucial moment * * * REFORMS IN FOOTBALL Eagle Grove Eagle—Football (and basketball) must be wonderful sports since they continue to grow in popularity in spite of Ihe lousy officialing lhal players and speclalors alike are frequently subjected to. Friday night was a perfect example of the need for better testing of officials. There was a series of four or five bloopers (going both ways) which could have ruined a tighl game. The firsl came when Ihe head linesman charged clear across the field to call a holding penalty on an Algona man. The penalty nullified a 10 or 12 yard gain deep in Eagle's territory and forced Algona into a desperation pass which was intercepled. 'The referee and umpire were both yards closer to the play than was the head linesman, who called the penalty. A short time later an Eagle ball carrier was forced out of bounds and the umpire and referee were ten yards apart on where they thought he BUSINESS Upper pcs 111 E. Call Street— Phone 1100— Algona, Iowa Kntcrod as second class matter at the postofflce at Alsona. Iowa, under Act ol Congress of _ March 3. 187!). _ Issued Thursdays in 1955 By THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Managing Editor C. S. ER LANDER, Advertising Manager N A Tj_0 N A I 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 on Both Algona papers, in i-umbii.a.ioii.'p(;r"Vear""I Jo 00 SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year in advance _ - - - _ $4 01 Both Alguna papers in combination, oiie'Vear $600 Nu subscription less ihan 6 months. "" * ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per inch _ f Zt , OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER .went out. They compromised by accepting the spot pointed out by the head linesman who was again clear across the field from Ihe play. Again Ihe head linesman called pass inter ference clear across the field from the play when the umpire was covering it not five yards away By then il was obvious lo everyone, including al least one of Ihe officials, lhal no one knew what was going on. The game ended' by Ihe officials calling four 15 yard penalties, one only went 14 yards and 2 feet to pul the ball on the 1 foot line. Algona made that foot for the 6 points and it wds the only distance they carried the ball in the entire 60. yards. It could be, but even some rabid Algona fans on that side of the field couldn't see the penalties. Some day Iowa will put in a system of regular testing of officials and they will have to be competent officials to keep their license in force. It really would be a good thing for the officials also as it would tend to bring them back into the respected position which they should hold. IOWA A HI'GH TAX STATE Grundy Register — Wo are proud and we brag about many things in Iowa. We are the No. 1 corn and the No. 1 hog state. We rank at or near the top in other lines of production, all of which is very much to our credit. There is one rank in which we do not have so favorable a rating. It is the tax rate. Of our 48 states, Iowa taxes ; ( re higher than in forty stati-s. That applies to taxes for which the state is responsible. There i.s a variation of local taxes, which are set by local governments. Our last legislature that found ways to raise- Iowa taxes HO million -dollars a year brought us into such a high state tax bracket. Our high taxes may give us butter school.-: and better roads, but it will keep some industry from coming to Iowa. As for our roads, they don't rate as high as they did 25 years ago. Our 1H foot paving served the tiaffic of !i5 years ago. But it does so no longer. The paving is being widened, but at the- rate the woi k is being done it will take ten years more lo get the job completed. V ir % REPUBLICAN FARM POLICY Indianola Tribune — In a recent speech, Adlai E. Stevenson explained how the present Republican farm program i.s working. He pointed out that "in.slead of eliminating surpluses, as adver- ti.-ed, it i.s eliminating farmers as not advertised." "Maybe Argyle mates more money than you. but he ba»n't got my pewbhal friendship I" America's Most Accurate Public Opinion Poll AMERICAN PUBLIC OPTI MISTIC ABOUT BUSINESS AND JOB PROSPECTS ACROSS THE U.S.A. By Kenneth Fink, Director, Princeton Research Service Princeton, N. J.—Confidence in .he nation's business and job jrospects just before the heavy Christmas shopping begins is iigh. A solid majority of the nation's adult citizens—nearly three out of every five—are of the opinion hat their own state will have he same or more business and employment during the next few fears than it had during the past ;ear or two, a United States Poll urvey just completed reveals. At the same time, about one n three across the U.S.A. expects ess business and fewer jobs. In other words, those who see nore or the -same amount of business and jobs during the next ~;few years outnumber by a margin of about five to three those who* see Jess business and fewer jobs. "<•*These were the findings when Princeton Research Service's U.S. Poll staff reporters asked a representative cross-section of the state's adult public: "How do you feel 'aboul business conditions in this state for the next few years? Do you think there'll be more business and more i jobs than during the past year or two or. less business and fewer jobs?" The results: Business and Job Prospects, Nationwide More or the same 59% More 20 Same , 39 Less 34 No opinion 7 Four months ago, 61% expected more or the same amount of business and jobs; 33% expected less business a:id fewer jobs ind 6% expressed no opinion. In other words, since the end of June, 1955, those who expect nore or the same amount of Business and jobs has registered i 2% drop; (hose who expect less jusiness and fewer jobs has egistered a 1% gain, and the' number who express no opinion s 1% higher today than it was four months ago. Important, too, is the facl lhat the proportion of the nation's population expecting the same or more business and jobs in their own state is higher today than it was at any time between December, 1953, and March, 1955. It is not, however, so high as it was in December, 1953. the period between 1952, and October, Here is the trend since December, 1952, when the United States Ppll first began measurements on the question: More or same Dec., 1952 ..70% March, 1953 71 July, 1953 .65 Oct., 1953 -.60 Dec., 1953 -.53 April, 1954 52 June, 1954 54 Oct., 1954 —57 Dec., 1954 _.58 March, 1955 59 June, 1955 61 TODAY ...59 No Less opinion 15% 17 32 34 42 43 41 39 38 37 33 34 15% 12 3 6 5 5 5 4 4 4 Today's survey findings indicate that a solid majority of.the nation's public is optimistic about business and job prospects across he U.S.A. This public confidence should 30 a good thing for the nation's business and employment. It seems only reasonable to .ssume that as long as the Amer- can people are confident about business and job prospects, they will face the future with optimism and thus be more likely to buy the thihgs they need and want —the end result being still more business and jobs for the U.S.A. This is one of a series of business outlook reports by the United States Poll. WATCH FOR THEM IN THIS NEWSPAPER. The Upper Des Moifaps presents the reports of the United States Poll exclusively in this area. THE UNITED STATES POLL IS A WEEKLY FEATURE RENDERING A UNIQUE PUBLIC SERVICE TO THE STATE AND NATION BECAUSE THIS NEWSPAPER PAYS FOR AND PUBLISHES ITS FINDINGS. The service i.s operated and distributed by Princeton Research Service. BABY BANTER By BROWN'S DAIRY Just how Corny can you gel? Oh! Eh! e, lhat depends on just what kind's corn ya mean. Let's be sensible and phone 190 for some of that good, wholesome CARNATION milk! Understand Your Child Sponsored by State University of Iowa Child Welfare Research Station A CHILD'S PROBLEM "Jane, would you like to go to the country with Cousin Mary today? She is going home," asked Jane, aged six, Jane's mother, said, "Yes." The two drove out in Marv's car. All went well the first day, but the next morning Jane had a temper tantrum. Mary, who was a nurse, knew Dial Jane .sometimes had tantrums; she simply waled out of the room and left Jane completely alone. Finally the crying stopped. Somewhat later in (he day Jane said, "Don't you like me?" "I love you very much," Mary said, "but I'd rather not sec you when you are angry." Never iigam did the child try a tantrum with Mary. This may sound too easy! But notice that Jane got nothing for tier tantrum, and she was reassured about Mary's love for her. She needed this. Child;en need attention us they need food. If not given them tor acceptable behavior, they will use other less desirable ways ol getting il. June had fun with • Cousin Mary and wanted tb be accepted by her. She could not have pul this longing into • words but II was ihere—a real motivation foi her behavior. Temper tantrums once were thought to indicate a badly "spoiled" child who needed stern discipline. Today, plenty 01 e vidph ('•(.' shows lltot a Hfe 1 )}-hutd _ „,._ for attention, pubiibly too many wudding anniversary "don'ts" in his life, and occasionally real ill health may be causes. As we deal with a temper tantrum it is imperative that we remember to keep our own temper! * Fuel to the fire is not what is needed. Many times parents will need, after the tantrum passes, to reassure a child that he or she is loved. But for the child never to gain anything, especially horrified attention, by a tantrum is important. Often, lime spent with the individual child pays great dividends. A discipline based on love and understanding is also necessary. Reader Comment j IN APPRECIATION Lone Rock, la. Nov. 3, 1955 The Algona Upper Des Moines, Algona, Iowa. Dear Mr. Editor: Accept our sincere appreciation and thanks for the fine job you did in presenting the Lotts Creek I m in a n u e 1 Lutheran Church's "Corn Festival" project, and featuring it on your front page ol the November 3rd issue. With kind regards and thynks, Gratefully yours, Rev. O. C. Geisler 59 YEARS At Bonaparte, M.r.- : Bn4 jyirs,QjJU) - From the files of ihe. Algoria Upp« Des Moines Nov. S, 193S * » * Rev. F. W. Whliford was transferred from West Bend to Crystal Lake, but the family dog, a big St. Bernard, didn't think too much of the Idea. Shortly after the family got settled in its new home, the dog,was found to be missing from the premises. The dog showed up In West Bend four days later, footsore and Weary, but very happy to be in the town he knew as home. A long-distance call brought the Whitfords to the rescue, but when they left town, the dismal St. Bernard made it. known he didn't want to leave. He evidently had made friends with a large number of people and liked -it there. * * • An application for authority to organize a new bank was signed and sent to the department of lanking of the State'of Iowa by nen interested in the venture. Stock for the proposed, new bank was practically all locally subscribed, and held by about 35 business and professional men. The bank 1 was to have $50,000 capital stock, and operation of the new institulion was scheduled for Ihe firsl ; of the year, 1936. C. B. Murtagh, state comptroller, had received a request to return to Algona to become president, and had • consented' to do so. Two sites were being 'considered for housing the bank. * * * A car was completely wrecked and ils two occupants shaken up when a truck crowded it off the bridge at the foot of King, hill near Irvington. The truck driver didn't even stop after the incident. * . * * A Lone Rock youth, Woodrow Petlit, came in contact with a live wire carrying 66,000 volts of electricity • Halloween night and lived to talk about . it. A group of boys were enjoying, an evening of pranks when one of them fired a rifle in the air, cutting the highline in half. Woodrow, in some fashion, picked up one end of the wire and was.Im- mediately.- kndcked .iincofiseibus, He WaS taken tb Butt, and Mum a doctor couldn't be located, brought to the Kossuth Hosibltai in Algona. He received 'body burns and a badly burned fight hand, but was ablg tdJfStUffi 16 hiii hsme: within :a : c6up1er : PetUt's cofrtpihiofts told officials: that . Woodrbw . .- "even Had electricity shooting, between ' -' • his teeth' ACRES OF SLOGANS Washington — The*e, across the sixth floor of .the Commerce Department building above Con stitution avenue, .stands this room with the darndest collection of words in all the world. There are acres of them, the richest, catchiest, zaniest titles and slogans under the sun, In ;his sprawling room are all the ;raderriarks ever registered in the United States — 560,000 since 1881. Gordon Mitchell, a studious- poking Virginian, oversees this Jig "search room" as it is called. Anybody can step in to mosey around. Bui moslly you find pa- ,ent altorneys checking to see f their clients' catchy new commercial slogans hadn't been pa- ented by somebody else years before. If so, they'd be in Mr Mitchell's files ... * * * If costs only $25 to register a title, name, or slogan with the patent office — if you do it yourself. (If you hire a patent attorney, it may be as much as a hundred bucks more). Main requirements are: The trademark must be for a pro- duqt used in interslale'commerce. II must, be original or — in Ihe case of''historical names — you must have been the first to use it on your product. The title" or slogan must not conflict with one representing a similar product already on the market. In the matter of conflict, there's this case about the tomato company that wanted to call its product the "Arnold Brand." A patent attorney in Chicago nixed Ihe whole thing. He protested on the grounds thai il disparaged his name, or somelhing. His name: Arnold Brand. Recently, a fellow named Ed Sullivan who used his name to advertise his radio and TV Shop, was sued by Ed Sullivan, the entertainer, in 1 ,this -case, though, the radio dealer won out because the judge figured he had a right to use his own name, » » * This business about Davy Crockett, though, is yet to come to a head. Back In 1947, a fellow named Morey Schwartz of Balti* more had the Davy Crockett label registered. Then, along came the Crockett ccaze. All told, 125 applications for the title poured into the patent office. But they were turned down because •Schwartz had first rights. They Went on using Davy Crockett products anyway. Schwartz finally sued Walt Disney, but the case was settled out of court. What'll happen to the other Crockett users remains to be seen, ' * * * It's getting harder to come by something original these days. This is shown in" the fact that 10 per cent of the 500 requests for new trademarks each week are turned down. For instance, if you'd want to call something "itsy-bitsy," you'd be out of luck. Somebody else registered it years ago. And did you know thai if you slruck a chime, ding-dbng-ding, on Ihe notes, G E and C for commercial use, you could be sued? NBC has a patent on it. It's one of four "sound marks" registered lere. And you can't legally play a glissando on a harp starting with the lowesl nole, rising to the highest — the 47th — and down again. That is, not for commercial use because a New Yorker registered it. The third sound mark is the imitaled creak of an opening door. Thai's Ihe Iheme of a radio series, "Inner Sanctum." The fourth is the deep dong-g— dong-g-g of the Liberty bell, registered by a newscaster. m i;: •:>•.,. ••>, .•;_ 11 li ?•*.;*£ il 22,000 People ... Over 22,000 Iowa families earn their living in th« brew. ing industry. It is an endless list... a typical cross seo tion of our citizenry ... a payroll that reaches into every nook and corner of the state. $250,000,000 Farm Produce Farmers reap a substantial benefit from the brewing industry. Las* year America's breweries purchased over $250,000,000 worth of corn, soybeans, wheat, barley and other grain*. Yes, the .industry is an important cu* tomer of our Iowa farmers, $23,000,000 Tax Money... We would ad have to dig a lot deeper for taxes if it weren't for the brewing industry. Fp r the year ending June 30, 1954, the industry paid over $23,000,000 in taxw on beer sold in Iowa alone, Yes, from every stand, point ... HiLPS BUILD IOWA UNITED STATES BREWEM FQUNPAT.O* |OW« PIVISION •••«*?•

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