The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 10, 1955 · Page 40
Get access to this page with a Free Trial
Click to view larger version

The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 40

Publication:
Location:
Algona, Iowa
Issue Date:
Thursday, November 10, 1955
Page:
Page 40
Cancel
Start Free Trial

Page 40 article text (OCR)

2-Alflflna (la.) Upper 0«i Molnit Thursday, Nov. 10, 1955 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 Demo- ciats 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. II is encouraging to find thai party lines are dropping by the wayside in growing concern over Ihe 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 if 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 here, and now, without any ifs or buts, I say to you that I can stand behind — and the Republican Party stands behind — the price-support laws 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 the 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 get? 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 Ihe chairman promptly replied, "Then I would commit suicfde." 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. Upper pi's 111 E. Call Street— Phone 1100— Algona, Iowa Entered as second class matter at the postoftlce at Alficn;i, Iowa, under Act of Congress of March 3. 187U. _ Issued Thursdays in 1955 By THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Managing Editor C. S. ERLANDER, Advertising Manager NATIONAL EDITORIAL A sTb C^A T ifo N ••AFFILIATE MEMBER MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE Weekly Newspaper Represematuves, Inc. 920 Broadway, New York 10, N. Y. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO, One Year, in advance _ J3 00 Both Algona papers, in combination, per year ... $500 Single Copies jflc SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year In advance |4 01 Both Algona papers in combination, one year ... Jd.OO No subscription less than 6 months. ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per inch 83c OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER 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. II 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 wives everything they want — and Dr. Wallenberg says they seem to be wanting something all the time. We'll admit that things have changed quite n bit since grandmother's clay, when besides raising 14 kids, she did all the washing, ironing, cooking, doctoring and even some of the educating all without electric gadgets or even electricity 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 spile of the lousy officiating that players and spectators 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 way?) which could have ruined a tight game. The first came when the 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 intercepted. The referee and umpire were both yards closer to the play than was the head linesman, who called the penalty. A short time Inter an Eagle ball carrier was forced out of bounds and the umpire and referee were ten yards apart on where they thought he went out. They compromised by accepting the spot pointed out by the head linesman who was again clear across the field from the play. Again the head linesman called pass interference clear across the field from the play when the umpire was covering it not five yards away. By then it was obvious to everyone, including at least one of the officials, that no one knew what was going on. The game ended by the officials callinu four 15 yard penalties, one only went 14 yards and 2 feet to put the ball on the 1 foot line. Algona made that foot for the 6 points and it was 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 tcslirig 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. » c * IOWA A HIGH TAX STATE Grundy Register — We are proud and we brag about many things in Iowa. We are the No. 1 corn and the No. 1 hog stale. We rank at or near the top in other lines of production, all of which i.s very much to our credit. There is one rank in which we do no! have so favorable a rating. It is the tax rate, (if our 48 slates, Iowa taxes arc; higher than in forty states. That applies to taxes for which the state i.s responsible. There is a variation of local taxes, which are set by local governments. Our last le.yislatuie that found ways t<« raise Iowa taxes HO million dollars a year brouuht us into such a hit;h state tax bracket. Our hiyh taxes may give us betler school^, and heller roads, but it will keep some industry from coming to Iowa. As tor our roads, they don't r;,te us high as they did 25 years ago. Our lii foot paving served the traffic of 25 years ago. But it does :-o no lunger. The paving is being widened, but at the rale the work i.s being done it will lake ten years more to gel the job completed. >, ».- * REPUBLICAN FARM POLICY Indianola Tribune — In a recent .speech. Adlai E. Stevenson explained how the present Republican farm prop am is working. He pointed out that "instead ot eliminating surpluses, as advertised, it is eliminating larmers as not advertised." STRICTLY BUSINESS BABY BANTER By BROWN'S DAIRY Just how Corny can you gel? Oh! Eh! e. lhat depends on jusl whal kind'a corn ya mean. Let's be sensible and phone 190 for some of that good, wholesome CARNATION milk! "Maybe Argyle makes more money than you, but b« got my personal friendship!" .'t MJNITEO StATES •OF PUBLIC OPINION America's Most Accurate Public Opinion Poll AMERICAN PUBLIC OPTIMISTIC ABOUT BUSINESS AND JOB PROSPECTS ACROSS THE U.S.A. By Kenneth Fink, Director, Princeton Research Service Princeton, N. J.—Confidence in the nation's business and job prospects just before the heavy Christinas shopping begins is high. A solid majority of the nation's adult citizens—nearly three out of every five—are of the opinion that their own state will have the same or more business and employment during the next few years than it had during the past year or two, a United States Poll survey just completed reveals. At the same time, about one in three across the U.S.A. expects less business and fewer jobs. In other words, tlio.se who see more 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 less business and fewer jobs. These were the findings when Princeton Research Service's U.S. Poll staff reporters asked a re- presenlative cross-section of the stale's adult public: "How do you feel about business conditions in this stale for the next few years? Do you think there'll be more business and more 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 53TJ More 20 Same _..., 3D Less 34 No opinion 7 Four months ago, (>\ r ,'i expected more or Ihe same amount of business and jobs: 33 r > expected less business and fewer jobs, and fi'"< expressed no opinion. In other words, since the end of June, 1055, those; who expect more or the same amount of business and jobs has registered a 2 r \ drop; those who expect less business and fewer jobs has registered a }'", gain, and th." number who express no opinion is I 1 ;; higher today than it was four months ago. Important, too, is the fact that 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 the period between December, 1952, and October, 1953. Here i.s the trend since December. 1952, when the United States Poll first began measurements on the question: More No or same Less opinion Dee.. 1952 _.70% 15% 15Tc March. 1953 71 17 12 July. 1953 .65 32 3 Oct., 1953 ..60 34 fi Dec.. 1953 ..53 42 5 April, 1954 52 43 5 June. 1954 54 41 5 Oct., 1954 ..57 39 4 Dec., 1954 __58 38 4 March, 1955 59 37 4 June. 1955 61 33 6 TODAY ...59 34 7 Today's survey findings indicate that a solid majority of the nation's public is optimistic about business and job prospects across the U.S.A. This public confidence should be a good thing for the nation's business and employment. It .seems orUy reasonable to assume that as long as the American people are confident about business and job prospects, they will face the future with optimism and thus be more likely to buy the things they need and want —the end result being still more business and jobs for the U.S.A. This i.s one of a series of business outlook reports by the United States Poll. WATCH FOR THEM IN THIS NEWSPAPER. The Upper Des Moinos 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 is operated and distributed by Princeton Research Service. Understand Your Child Sponsored by State University of Iowa Child Welfare Research Station CHILD'S PROBLEM "Jane, would you like to ii<> to Ihe country with Cousin Mary to- ilay'.' She i.s yoini; home." a.^ked Jane's mother. Jane, a.^ed MX, said, "Yes." The two druve out in Mary's i'ar. All went well the lir.st clay, out the next morning Jane had a temper tantrum. Mary, who was a nurse, knew thai Jane sometimes had tantrums: she. simply waled out ol thi 1 room and lelt Jane completely alone. Finally the cryiny shipped. Somewhat later in the das- Jane .--.iiij, "Don't you like me'.'" "I l<>ve \ ou very mueh," Mary said, "lail I'd rather n»t >ee you when YOU are angry." Never anain ..lid the child try i: tantrum with Mary. This may .-uuiul too easy! But notice that Jane nut ni'tliiny toi her tdiilrum, ami she was reassured about Mary's love for her. She needed this. Childi en need attention us they in ed 1, 10, |. It n, it jjiven them lor f-.e'-eptabli. behavior, they will use iither lesj desirable ways ol yetting it. Jane hud 1'u.n with . Cousin Mai.v and wanted hi Ije accepted by her. She emili.1 nut have put thi., iuii^in^ mtii wuii.ls Inn It w.is there — a real motivation for her behavior. leinpi'r tanti lim.' l ' "don'ts" in his life, and occasionally real ill health may be causes. As we deul with a temper lan- trum it i.s imperative thai 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, lo.reassure a child that he or she is loved. But for tin- child never to gain anything, especially horrified attention, by a tantrum i.s important. Often, time spent with the individual child pays great dividends. A discipline based on Jove and understanding is also necessary. Reader Comment |N APPRECIATION Lone Rock, la. Nov. 3, lf).">5 The Algona Upper Des Moines, Algona, Iowa. Pear Mr. Editor: Accept our sincere appreciation and thanks for the line job you did in presenting the Lolls Creek I JYI m a n u e 1 Lutheran Church's "Corn Festival" project, and featuring it on yuur front paye ot the November 3rd issue. With kind regards and thanks, Gratefully yours, Rev. O. C. Ueisler 201HB5 1 IN THE From the files of the Algona Upper Des Moines Nov. 5, 193$ • « * Rev. P. W. Whitford 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 knovyn 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 banking of the State of Iowa by men 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 was to have $50,000 capital stock, and operation of the new institution was scheduled for the first 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 its 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 youlh, Woodrow Pettit, came in contact with a live wire carrying Cfi.OOO 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 highlinc in half. Woodrow, in some fashion, picked up one end of the wire and was immediately knocked unconscious. He was taken to Burt, and when a doctor couldn't be located, brought to the Kossuth Hospital in Algona. He received body burns and a badly burned right hand, but was able to return to his home within a couple of days. Pettit's companions told hospital officials that Woodrow "even had electricity shooting between his teeth". ACRES OF SLOGANS Washington — There, across the sixth floor of the Commerce Department building above Constitution avenue, stands this room with the darndest collection of words in all the world. There are acres of them, the richest, catchiest, zanicst titles and slogans under the sun. In this sprawling room are all the trademarks ever registered in the United States _ 560,000 since 1881. Gordon Mitchell, a studious- looking Virginian, oversees this big "search room" as it is called. Anybody can step in to mosey around. But mostly you find patent attorneys checking to sec if their clients' catchy new commercial slogans hadn't been ua- tcnted by somebody else years before. If so, they'd be in Mr Mitchell's files . . . • • • It costs only S25 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 product used in interstate commerce. It must be original or — in the 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 nixod the whole thing. He protested on the grounds that it disparaged his name, or something. His name: Arnold Brand. Recently. a fellow named Kd Sullivan who used his name to advertise his radio and TV Shop was sued by Ed Sullivan, the entertainer. In 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 Baltimore had the Davy Crockett label registered. Then, along came the Crockett craze. 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 cull something "itsy-bitsy," you'd be out of luck. Somebody else registered it years ago. And did you know that if you struck a chime, ding-dong-ding, on the 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 here. And you can't legally play a glissiindu on a harp starting with the lowest note, rising to the highest — the 47th — and down again. That is. not for commercial use heeau-e a New Yorker rcgifiteii'd it. Tiv third sound mark is the imitated creak of an opening j door. That's the theme of a radio j series. "Inner Sanctum.' 1 I The fourth is the deep dong-g— i dong-g-g of the Liberty bell, rcg- i istert d by a newscaster. t *' u needed stern s'. plenty ,ii Tild • '• ! ' • • .; i. p.i.-.-];.>ly t 59 YEARS At Bonaparte. Mr and Mr.- Otto PHI>UH h.i\e ob.-ervo.l their 50th "wedding anniversary. 22,000 People... Over 22,000 Iowa families earn their living in the brew. ing industry. It is an endlesi list ... a typical cross section of our citizenry ... a payroll that reaches into every nook and corner of the state. $250,000,000 Form Produce Farmers reap a substantial benefit from the brewinf industry. Last year America's breweries purchased over $250,000,000 worth of corn, soybeans, wheat, barley and other grain*. Yes, the industry is an important customer of our Iowa farmers. $23,000,000 Tax Money... We would all have to dig a lot deeper for taxes if it weren't for the brewing industry. For the year ending June 30, 1954, the industry paid over $23,000,000 in taxe* on beer sold in Iowa alone. Yes, from every point ... HELPS BUILD IOWA UNITiD STATSS BREWEM FOUNDATION IOWA DIVISION IOC LIBERTY BLOC., DES MOlMff

Get full access with a Free Trial

Start Free Trial

What members have found on this page