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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, November 17, 1955
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Z-*AlB6na (fe.)-Upper D«t Molnai Thursday, Nov. \7, 1955 $t fle$ Ulotaes WONDERS NEVER CEASE * Representative Karl LeCompte. a follow newspaperman and a Republican member of Congress, has publicly asked Ezra Benson to peg the price of hogs at'$18 per 100 pounds. He suggests thr government pay the difference between $18 and the price the hogs actually bring on the open market. . , "I don'l know whaf Ihe cosl Would be, bul whatever it is, it is preferred to having our government stand by seeing the profits of industry !go skyward and the farmers being paralyzed at the same time," he said. Well what do you know? Do you know that the suggestion of Congressman nothing more or. less than the much-abused Brannan Plan suggestion of a- few'years ago? • ' * And what was it the Republicans were saying about the plan at that time, us they pointed fingers of ridicule and made snide, rcmauks about the utter folly (if such proposals? Wonders never cease. , •*•'»•' WOOING OF INDUSTRY One of the noticeable things about the recent mayoralty campaign was that every candi- 4ale seemed to be quite conscious of the fact that small industry was a most desired thing f<jr Algona — as it is for every small city. In the past, we have been prone to do quite a bit of talking about bringing small industry here. Yet we have done comparatively little about it. * The small industry we have at. present is located here not because the community did anything in particular to bring it here, but because of other reasons — it just grew for the most part, or had local individuals with ideas, or a building was available with the necessary floor- space. The trend of the limes seems to indicate thai total population on the farm is. decreasing rather than increasing, that fewer farrns instead of more farms is in sight in the future. As a result, small cities like Algona should bend every effort to obtain and locate suitable industry which is going to be about the only way of maintaining or increasing city population or keeping it at home, so to speak, instead of having it migrate (o the Big City. Industry has to be invited. It to have the'right location, and. to have tax rates, municipal conveniences and housing that, blend into the lotal picture. The mayor, candidates Were 1 "right; 'we need small industry. Now, what do we do about netting it? * * * Vhy don't Iowa State and the Slate University of Iowa oppose each other in football? Michigan State and the University of Michigan have opposed each other in football for almost fifty years. This year these two teams played before a sellout crowd of 97,239 fans. Upp er • 111 E. Call Street— Phone 1100— Algona, Iowa tntcrod as second class matter at the pos'.offlce at Algeria. Iowa, under Act of Congress of Man-li 3. 1870 _ * Issued Thursdays in 1955 By THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Managing Editor C. S. ER LANDER. Advertising Manager NATION A I EDITORIAL MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE Weekly Newspaper Representatives, Inc. 920 Broadway, New York 10, N. Y. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSS.UTH CO. One Year, in advance 13 on Both Algoaa papers. In comblna'tionVpeVyear S5 00 Single Copies * JQ C SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year in advance n 0t Both Alfona papers in combination, one'Vear SU 00 No «ubscrlption less than 6 months. "" APVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per inch 63r OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER CHILDREN NEED HELP National Retarded Children's Week will be observed November 13-24, To many throughout the state, this may mean as much as if we had written that the above dates will be in observance of "Be Kind to Animals .Week.." To the more than 1.500,000 mentally retarded children throughout the country it means Hope. What, do you know about these forgotten children? It's a fact, for example, that mental retardation is the most commonly found handicapping condition among children. It is also a fact that about 3 per cent of the population of the United States is mentally retarded! There are an estimated 100 mentally retarded children 1 in Kossuth County. Many of you may be thinking, "What docs all this mean to me? I'm healthy, of .average intelligence, I don't have any mentally retarded children and what is more, I don't expect to have any." None of us expect to have any. It is a certainty that none of the parents of these children ever expected anything other than normal, healthy, happy children. If anything, they had hopes of all parents that their children would be of above average intelligence, for the parents are of •average or above average intelligence in most cases. t What is being done for these children here in Iowa? The answer is -very little. There arc two state-supported schools here for these children. Iowa needs- more of these schools. There are many parents who wait and hope for the opportunity to send their children to a school where he will receive the proper training and care to enable him to 'take his place in the community and cease being a state charity. More than the schools, lowans need a re. search center to .study the causes of mental retardation and to train young men and women at the Slate University of Iowa in the recognition of this eripplcr and the care and training of the mentally retarded. 137 HOGS TO BUY TRACTOR » A U. S. senate committee has been conducting hearings in the Midwest farm slates to learn what the feeling is about farm prices and to get suggestions from farmers and others us to what should be done to improve the farm price situation. - • At the Des Moines meeting Dave Noller, a farmer from SigouVney, gave the committee a good illustration of what the drop in price of hogs has done to Iowa.. I'aYmers. He "pointed out that he bought a tractor in 1948 and paid for it from what he received' for 37 head of hogs. "Bu.t today," he said, "it would take 137 of the same kind of hogs to pay for the same kind of tractor. We can't blame that farmer or others like him with being dissatisfied with that kind of a deal. * * * PRETTY THIN SOUP Indianola Tribune — Only five of the Republican governors attended the Republican farm conference in Des Moine.s. At the beginning of the conference two or lhrt-* of the governors spoke rather definitely in the interest of the farmers. However, it wasn't long until the Republican governors changed their tune. We don't know who changed their views, but it probably was Fred Seaton, a high ranking Administration official, who occupied a room near the gubernatorial conferees. The final resolutions were watered down and became vague generalities. Dan Turner, former Republican governor of Iowa, characterized the Republican governors' program as "pretty thin soup". He then added that it "was pretty pallid stuff." Speaking to farmers, Turner continued. "Don't look for 100 per cent parity as a special favor. It's your due..We can have solidity and rigidity in farm prices just as there 1 is in business if we elect the right kind t>f men. They want to make agriculture the only industry in America operating under the law of supply and demand. "The governors' ciinference revealed a lack of normal courage on Ihu part of these slate executives to face real issues." The Republican governors' farm conference was a-disappointment to Iowa fanners. Hog prices dropped the day the governors met and they have continued downward ing a ten-year low. the conference, reach- THE CITIZEN'S DUTY It is not the Inaction of our Government to keep the citi/en liom falling into error; it is the function of the i'iti/eii to keep the Government from falling mio error.- Tin; late 1 Justice Robnl 11. Jackson. BABY BANTER By BROWN'S DAIRY It's two to one, any way that you figure ill So! I'll join YOUR TEAM and then how do we stand? Three is NEVER a crowd when they are enjoying a glass of CARNATION milk! STRICTLY BUSINESS by MeFtftttttt "ThU one w*ke» your husband without duturbin* youl" UNITED STATES OF.PUBLIC OPINION America's Most Accurate Public Opinion Poll WARREN LEADS STEVENSON IN NATIONWIDE PRESIDENTIAL TRIAL HEAT ELECTION By Kenneth Fink, Director, Princeton Research Service Princeton, N. J.—Suppose former Illinois Governor Adlai Stevenson and Chief Justice Earl Warren were the rival candidates for President. How would the nation vole if the election were held today? Results of the latest Unit eel States Poll survey findings indicate that the former Governor of California would win over the 1952 Democratic Presidential candidate. When United Slates Poll staff reporters put the following question to -a representative cross- section of the nation's voters: "Suppose the presidential election were being held today. If Chief Justice Earl Warren were the Republican candidate and former Governor Adlai . Stevenson were the Democratic candidate, which one would you like to see win—the Republican Warren or the Democrat Stevenson?" The results: NATIONWIDE Warren T>1''!. Stevenson -Hi Undecided 3 With the 3% who said they were undecided eliminated, the vote divides 52.(i r ; fur Mr Warren and 47.4','r for Mr Stevenson. It must be understood that Today's poll findings reflect only current sentiment and that much can happen between now and November, 1956. to change people's minds. Of .special interest in today's trial heat election is the fact that Independents— thoye who consider themselves neither Republicans nor Dmocrats and who hold the balance of power in every nationwide election—prefer Warren to Stevenson by a margin of exactly eleven to eight. Here's how the nation's Independents voted in today's trial heat: INDEPENDENTS ONLY, NATIONWIDE Warren 5 5 To Stevenson :_4() Undecided 5 Of importance, too, is that one out of every six Democrats questioned in the survey say that they would vote for Warren. DEMOCRATS ONLY, NATIONWIDE Warren 17% Stevenson 81 Undecided 2 At the same time, former Governor Stevenson can win over to his camp only 7 out of every 100 Republicans. REPUBLICANS ONLY, NATIONWIDE Warren 91 r ' a Stevenson 7 Undecided 2 . Chief Justice Warren has gone on record as stating that he will not again be a candidate for political office "under any circumstances." But with the poltical picture eompletery changed by President Eisenhower's possible withdrawal from the race, GOP leaders will undoubtedly try to change Mr Warren's mind. Today's trial heat is the first of a new series running various Democratic and Republican Presidential candidates against each other. WATCH FOR THEM IN THIS NEWSPAPER. The Upper Des Moine.s presents the reports of the United States Poll exclusively in this area. The service is operated and distributed by Princeton Research Service. Understand Your Child Sponsored by Stale University of Iowa Child Welfare Research Station TAKING RESPONSIBILITY "Himself do it," said the two- year-old. From the time he protests that he can do it, the child wants lo take responsibility. This sounds like a wholly adult idea but letting the baby do what he wants to do and can do will !><-• a long step toward his learning to be responsible. It is a gradual process. It takes long time to learn to dress one's self, for instance. But allowing him to do as much as lie can. helping only to encourage him. .giving time for small fingers to struggle with buttons and .shoelaces will in time pay dividends. "Himself do it" is an important first step. To develop a child into a responsible person it will be of great value it he associates with adults who are rospon.-ible persons, doing even unpleasant duties that all homes have, with cheerfulness. The child's deep need to "belong" is fostered by allowing him 10 do the tasks in the family that he caij do, even at an early age. For example: Mrs A. had invit- a friend to lunch. 'Hetty was two and one hall. Her inuthei said. "Betty, will you go to the chest of drawers upstairs and gel three napkins from the top drawer?" Betty brought the three napkins, i-iirrying them nil rumpk-d up as a child would. She sat duwn on Ihe floor, laid the napkm.- down and folded thrm carefully into /hupe. Then she placed them on the lablp. The visitor, a teacher, was glad mother made comment. This mother's handling of the situation brings out tho. basic truth that responsibility is in its essence an attitude lowuid other' rather than just a matter uf duties to be done. The' child yets a sense of belonging if he identifies himself emotionally with his Jamily and later with his schoolmates. The sharing, this sense 11 bi-loiiyinji, cum;. 1 .- as ho help.-.solve problems that tiffed the whole group. He takes responsibility after he has learned to use responsibility: after he has clone his share in hi; group. 20 YEARS AGO' IN THE FROM THE FILES OF THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES NOV. 12, 1935 » * » What was perhaps one of the largest poker pots in this area for years was won during a little game behind a garage at Armstrong—but the winner wasn't one of the interested players involved in the game of chance. Bandits somehow got wind of the pasteboard dealing, held up the surprised participants and walked off with $700. Some por. * * • An attempt at shoplifting by a pair of young ladies in the Chris- tenjsen Bros, store was Unvaried by an alert clerk. The l\vo shoppers told the clerk they were just looking, but when the clerk returned she found they had done more than that us she spied u new compact ih one of the non- buying customer's handbag. The would-be thief admitted the attempt at larceny, returned the compact and departed with her friend. t * * About 100 youthful wrestlers, representing Alyotm and six other l.iwns in this area, were set to meet in a bi.n invita\ion:i! wrestling tournament at the local high school, Nov. II?. Pri'li- niinarie.- were tu begin at 1U a.m., continue at 1:30 p.m.. with final round action beginning at 7 p.m. Grant, Burt, LuVerne. Mason City, Forest City and Eagle Grove were sending teams. First, second and third place winners in each weight class were to be awarded ribbons for their achievements. • * * * Ah opinion poll was taken in Algona to determine the best and worst radio shows on the air. Major Bowes' amateur hour seemed to be one of the real big favorities, while the choice of terrible comedians certainly wart misleading. Included in the lousy class were such men as Joe? Penner, Jack Benny, Jimmy Durante and Ed Wynn, all of whom gained wide fame and huge fortunes in the entertainment world. Other favorites of the day included Lanny Ross, Jessica Dragonetle, Grace Moore and Ruby Vallee. Many are still in the favorite class. * * * Bids on Algona's proposed new postoffice were opened in Washington, and James I. Barnes, Logansport, Ind., who submitted a bid of $46,240. was low man- by exactly $10. The Spencer Construction Co., Spencer, was too far out of line with its $40,250 bid. According to Postmaster W. W. Sullivan, there had been no notification from the federal government that (tic Indiana firm's bid would be accepted. It was being studied. » « * Algona's Bulldogs, with only one senior in the lineup, sunk their teeth into a good Humboldt eleven and came up with a surprising 13-13 tie at Humboldt Monday. Humboldt got a pair of touchdowns in the first half to take a 13-0 lead, only to see the Algona eleCen fight back and even matters on a pass from Orv Hanegan to Ken Lynk with a minute left to play in the game. Fans were impressed by Ihe play of Lynk. who had only been on the squad for two weeks prior to the game. Both Algona TDs came in the final period. The Eagle Grove Eagles, beaten only by Mason City, were coming up next for Algona. • » « Here's a Halloween trick that wasn't at all funny. An Irvmgton man. Warner liable.- heard a knock on his door, opened it and had two pails full of ice cold water thrown in his face. That', almost as bad as pulling the front steps away from a house and ringing the door hell. # * * Algona postal receipts were showing the biggest volume of since 1925. The country was on the road to recovery. Kossuth's delinquint tax list was announced, giving further proof of the state of the nation. Thon- were I'.lfil names listed, 1150 It's.; than in 11)34. • » • The season's low temperature, Hi degrees, wa.s regMered ar<>un:l the county last week. Probably a sign of things to come. « M • Herman Gade had lough luck for the second lime during the tall. He suffered some torn ligaments when his clothing got caught in an elevator. Earlier in tho year a large door fell on his head. * * $ A BrSlt farmer, James Zrostlik. 25, was shot and killed by three gunmen while he was taking his family to church early Saturday morning. The trio of killers held up a DCS Monies hunting party near Belmond at -1:30 a.m., stole a cai, and when they wuvked it south of Brill, attempted to flag Zrostlik's approaching aulo down. Zrostlik apparently failed to understand what the men wanted and did not stop. They fired a sub-machine gun into the car, hitting the Britt man. The gunmen then forced the dying man. his wife and son from the car and headed north. The gang later stopped at a farm near Woden, but had nol been captured 01 seen since. <* o * Wesley's first fire in years destroyed the garage at Ihe L. P. Olson home. The car was saved. AT A SOVIET fAttfY , . , Washington — For days until President Eisenhower's return to "home country," the news h^re w'as mostly about Russians in our midst. , First it was that visiting delegation of house building experts who implied to us at the Pi'ess Club that Americans arc stupid for building one-story houses when two-story homes were more economical. Then the seven Moscow news- meji trouped to.our city to have a Press Club lunch and make more headlines. , And then there Was thai whoop-cle-doo at the Russian embassy, celebrating the 38th anniversary of their "October revolution.'' * » . « Since the Soviet shindig was— from a curiosity standpoint — a novelty in Washington, it ought to get some space in this column. It was the first embassy party fur Die first lady of our house and it was interesting to stand back and watch her reactions. When we reached the second floor of the luxuriously-carpeted building, there stood pompous, enigmatic Soviet Ambassdor Zar- oubin in full uniform, his chubby wife at his side. It so happened there was a lull in the procession of guests—and there we stood alone at the lop of the steps staring at the two Russians 30 feet of empty space away. And they—sort of self- consciously—were staring at us. A desperate "what-do-we-do- now" look fell over my gal's face. It was eternity before a flustered Russian usher came into view, crooked his finger our way ar^d beckoned us toward the waiting host and hostess. After having reluctantly the extended hand of the top Rod in Washington, the lady of our house to this day can't seem to got rid of that "guilt by as- S °Behi°nd us came Abba Eban, ambassador of Israel. Then who should stroll in but Ambassador Hussein of Egypl. Now here was an interesting trio of mlernaHon- al intrigue—the top diplomats of Russia, Israel and Egypt-find Russia just having loaded Egypt with enough arms to blow up Israel... But the three acted like long lost buddies. * * • We melted Ihio the ttush of 800 guests in a gold-trimmed, chan- deliered reception room. Later, I overheard my wife telling the neighbor women how she rubbed against the elbow and mink stole of Mcrriwcather (formerly Mrs Joseph Davies) Post, the cereal heiress. In the four reception rooms put on-Mmits for the guests, hung five huge glamorous portraits of Stalin, and one of Lenin. Why Ihe pictures of Komradc Kruschchcv and Bogeyman Bul- ganm „ were missing from the walls, nobody could explain. The 50 or so Russians, some with swords dangling at their sides, acted so honey-sweet it seemed eerily suspicious. ' Only frown of the night came from a young Soviet usher—when I noseycd into what must have been a forbidden h a 11 w u y. "Nyel!" lie snapped, and ttyust his arm out in front of me like nn iron gate. * * • li mosl certainly wa* the hungriest party 1 ever attended. The buffet table groaned' under a battery of lusciotrt nntive dishes.- But by .the time Associate Justice and Mrs Douglas hit the banquet line an hour after the party started, all that was left were a couple frayed salad radishes and some crackers sprinkled -stingily iar with imported cav- Fishing was . pretty good on U.S. 30 near 'Ml. Vernon recently. A truck load of fish from bpirit Lake was upset, dumping 7.000 pounds of live bull heads. CONVERT YOUR GRAINS TO SOLID MEATY GAINS "As Much As $9.00 Savings Per lOOLbs. Gain" INRAL MEAL Corn savings now pay off more than ever! And you can get first class RESULTS with your hogs on Sarge'nt Minnil Meal. Results on corn savings arc greatest with proper supplementing. Tests prove that you can save up to 6 bushels of corn per 100 pounds gain, compared to ordinary corn feeding. 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