The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 15, 1955 · Page 24
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, December 15, 1955
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(Id.) Uppftr D*» M«in*l Thursday, December 15, 1955 TRUE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT Forty families, most of them in the Algona area but a Tew of them in more outlying areas (all in Kossuth county) will have a much happier Christmas as a result of their "adoption" by various groups and individuals as listed elsewhere in this paper today. This project started five years ago. Antoinette Bonnsletter, local school nurse, for many years had done what she could to carry out the .same type of program, but one person, working alone, could hardly handle all of the detail work and take care of all the deliveries necessary. Five years ago the Upper Des Moines volunteered to assist. By listing the families by number, with ages of children, individual groups had a chance to make a selection in keeping with the size of their group and its ability to adequately care for the adopted family. It also prevented duplication of effort. In the past several years the county relief office has also entered the picture, adding families where special help at Christmas is badly needed and much appreciated. In some instances where outlying deliveries cannot be made by the adopting groups, county supervisors have aided by taking over the delivery program when requested. The adopting of a family for Christmas is indeed exhibiting the true spirit of- Christmas, Many of the families adopted are able to make both ends meet during the year, but have very little left over for that "extra something" at Christmas. They are not charily cases, but they can use the help they receive, and especially in the case of the children involved we know of no finer way to approach Christmas than to experience the glow of satisfaction that comes with helping some family at this time of the year, either by direct "adoption" or by cash donations of which a number have also been received. HE SWITCHED PARTIES Mayor Mike Micich of Charles City has been a popular mayor there, and also is a Republican. Last week he announced that he had changed his voter registration from Republican to Democrat, and he told why. He said "there is definitely an emergency in thr; agricultural industry and the Republican party refuses to recognize the emergency." Forgetting about the political aspects of the situation for a moment, the one. fact that stands out here is that while all of us in the midwest are very conscious of the price situation and the far-reaching effect the permanent loss of buying power in the midwest will have in all the country, there are some in seats of control who refuse to recognize that the situation is even serious. It is quite unfortunate. : * * * When someone tells you that he learned about it from a reliable source, he means he got the information from the guy he met just before he met you. Upper pi's 111 E. Call Street—Phone 1100—Algona, Iowa Entered as second class matter at the pos'.OHice at Algona. Iowa, under Act of Co'hgresi of March 3. 1879. Issued Thursdays in 1955 By THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Managing Editor C. S. ER LANDER, Advertising Manager NATIONAL EDITORIAL A sTb cfaT lf0 N 3? *J *J 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 10 C SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year in advance $4.0f Both Algona papers in combination, one year $tj 00 No gubscription less than 6 month*. ADVERTISING RATES OUplay Advertising, per inch 63c OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER WHAT PRICE SPORTSMANSHIP? Are we losing our sportsmanship as result of the tempo of competition during football seasons? Before we bury the 1955 gridiron year, it might be well to ponder some of the happenings around the country at schools where the won and lost columns have not exactly been the most favorable. Hanging of coaches in effigy became quite popular. Second choice for these "hangings" was usually the university or college president. At one point they even hanged the wife of the coach — in effigy of course. Then at several state schools certain members of the legislature got into the act by asking "investigation", etc. as the result of a losing season. At other schools players began spouting off, signing petitions, and doing other similar things which certainly are not good for the sport in general, the coaches in particular, and sportsmanship as a by-product of athletic competition. Unless a tie game is played, there is one loser in every athletic contest. This percentage fact is something that cannot be eliminated. All teams cannot win all the time. We, as fans, are probably-the cause of it all. It is only natural to prefer the sweetness of victory to the temporary sadness of defeat. But when we begin to symbolically "hang" people because of a defeat, we are letting our sense of sportsman- tship be overshadowed by a narrowness of mind that does no good for athletic competition in general. * * * ON SCHOOL INEFFICIENCY Iowa Falls Citizen — Most people in Iowa, even those who defend our excessive number of small and inefficient school districts, maintain that Iowa is rich in resources and we can thus "afford" to educate our children as inefficiently as we desire. That is true—up to a point. Compared with other less privileged areas of the nation, Iowa is indeed well off and well able to foot the bill for inefficient school systems. But there comes a time when there is a rub. That time is corning close. lowans are beginning to complain about taxes—and rather loudly, too. Here is one of the reasons: Despite the fact that Iowa has a below average per capita income, the average per pupil operating expense of Iowa public schools in 1953 was $280, against a national average of $235. But in the same year the average teacher's salary in Iowa was $3,200 against a national average salary of $3,550. Our public school costs per pupil were 19 percent above the national average and were exceeded by only eight other states; our teacher's salaries were ten percent below the national average, This situation results from two related factors: 1. The low pupil load of the average Iowa teacher and 2. The large number of separate school districts in the state. Insofar as schools are conterned, Iowa is supporting a luxury — if you can call our present school system a luxury — disportionatc to her means—even though her means are indeed very great. * * * SENATOR DOESN'T TALK LIKE A CANDIDATE Grundy Register — Thomas E. Martin, who is serving his first year of a six-year term as a senator from Iowa, says what he thinks about the decline in farm prices. In a speech in Kansas City the past week, he said he was not afraid to discuss the drop in the price of hogs. He . said the farmers themselves are to blame for the drop in hog prices. He said they are raising too many hogs. His only farm relief is 'to tell the farmers not to raise so many hogs, and not to look to their government to help them. Our senator strongly supported Agricultural Secretary Benson's handling of the farm program. He declared the republicans would never go back to the rigid price support program that Candidate Eisenhower promised fanners before he was elected. He said that program proved unsuccessful in tlie past. He blamed the democrats for the drop in farm prices. He said the only way the democrats raise farm prices is to start a war. When the democrats took over in Washington in 1933 prices of farm products were an all-time low, and thousands of fanners were going broke. There was a real wur on when the democrats took over in 19153. It was a war of depression. Farmers had been lifted from depression to prosperity during the ten years from 1932 to ten years later when our country was forced into World War II. If our senator had to run for office next year, lie wouldn't have said what he did in his Kansas speech. A .year ago when he was a candidate he praised the farmers. This year with five more safe years ahead of him, he blames the farmers for bringing on their own troubles. DEMOCRATS 52% L1CANS 48% IN NATIONAL VOTE FOR CONGRESSMEN, SUftVEY fINBS By Kenneth Fink, Director, Princeton Research Service Princeton,' N. J. — How would, the two major political parties stand in the nation if U.S. citizens were voting for Congressmen today instead of in November, 1956 less than 11 months from nowt By a margin of 4%, a cross- section of the nation's voters interviewed by United States Poll staff reporters say that if they were voting for Congressmen (House of Representatives) today, they would favor the Democratic rather than the Republican Party. Here are the figures that show, present day Republican-Democratic strength across the nation: "If the elections for Congress were being held today, which party would you like to see win in this state—the Republican or the Democratic?" The following table shows the results nationally, among those who had an opinion on the above question, or .who, if undecided stated toward' which party they "leaned." Nationwide vole for Congressmen (House of Representatives) Democratic __ 52% Republican 48 Three months ago, the vote on a similar question was Democratic. 53 %; Republican, 47%, In last November's nationwide Congressional Elections, the"' Democrats won control of Congress (House of Representatives) by a margin of 5.16%. The official vote shows that the Democrats took 52.58% of the major party vote; the Repub- licans 47.42%. (The United States Poll predicted this Vote within 72 hundredths of ofte per ceht.) : When today's results are stack- fcd up alongside the national Congressional vote in the 1946, 1948, 1950, 1952, and 1954 Elections, the trend looks like this: National Cor.grettionai Vole REP DEMO 1946 54.3% 45.7% **1948 46.3 53.7 1950 49.7 50.3 **1952 49.8 50.2 1954 47.42 52.58 U. S. Poll, September 15 _47.0 53.0 Today's U. S. Poll 48.0 52.0 ** Denotes Presidential Election Year. Last Noveniber, the Democrats Won control of the Mouse of Representatives by a margin of 29 seals. The Democrats won 232 seats; the Republicans, 203, (218 arc needed for control of the 435 member House.) Today's results, would indicate that if the elections were held today, the Democrats would hold on to their control of Congress by nearly the same margin that they received in the 1954 Congressional Elections. It must be understood that today's findings reflect sentiment for the nation as a whole. They cannot be applied to any single Congressional District. It should also be kept in mind that today's findings reflect sentiment nearly 11 months in advance of the elections and that much can happen, between now and November, 1956. • The Algona Upper Des Moines presents the reports of the United States Poll exclusively in this area. FOLLOW U. S. POLL REPORTS IN THIS NEWSPAPER. BABY BANTER By BROWN'S DAIRY Do you hear what I hear? And has that baby got a sales talk! \ And to top it off, the love bug might even get you! CARNATION milk is the key to health and better living for you and your entire family! And BELIEVE us - This ISN'T just a spies talk! WHY'RE THEY QUITTING? Washington—It's beginning to look like running for Congress isn't tne attractive pic it used to be ... In the last few days, seven •members of Congress said they're giving up—they're not running for re-election next year. At least five others that I know of are going to follow suit in a few weeks. What's happening? The announcement Thursday of Rep. Oliver P. Bolton, 38-year- old Republican of Ohio, tells a piece of the story: It's too tough a pace for a man who's not in perfect physical shape—especially for a man, like he, who's suffered a heart attack. And Rep. Shepard Crumpacker of Indiana gives another angle. He's quilting the business because, he says, he wants something with "more security." There's a trace of one or both those reasons in the cases of Ihe five others—Sen. Bible of Nevada, and Reps. Hope of Kansas, Kearney of New York, Phillips of California, and Richards of South Carolina. But the Bollon story .. .It was a real shocker to those who've been close to him during his present term. Five months ago he revealed he was laid up for six weeks with a heart attack. Writing in "Roll Call," the congressmen's newspaper, he said it was like "walking in the valley of the shadow of death." But when he returned from the hospital he was determined to stay on the job, especially because the illness made him "a better and more understanding congressman." # * * Carmine DeSapio, leader of Tammany Hall in New York, had lunch with us and gave a talk at the National Press Club Ihe other di'.V. He said about whal we expected—that all the potential Democratic presidential nominees are terrific, bui. love that Harriman! He even liked E.stes Kefauver. he said, even though the lanky Tennessean left town in a hurry "for a speech in the Midwest 1 ' when he was supposed to sit at the head table with DeSapio. DeEapio really came to the fore in defending Harry Truman. "Do you think Mr Truman really called Richard Nixon a «o-ancl- «o?" asked one of the re-porters. He referred to the report that the former President made a nasty reference to the vice president in an interview. "Mr Truman didn't sav that." said DeSapio with a straight face. "He had a slight cold, and tin interviewer misunderstood him » * » The woman who perhaps has shared more of Sen. Barklcy's intimate political secrets than any other living person said goodbvi to Washington—and she'll lake her secrets with her to a quiet little community in the Pennsylvania hills whence she came to Washington in 19JU. Flo BrutUn, administrative assistant to the Veep since 1927. swept her desk clean 4 md whisked off Thursday to St. Thomas, r.i. Like Pi" Jdonl Eisriih'.iwcT. -in'.- h.iii "a cnnmary," she said, President Eisenhower's cabinet forte to PehnsylvftniA in bumpy hJSliftpf>tef*s they Settled softie is- SU%8, Mit fM>t-~accOfdinl lo fifSt- t A at !• "'kjkAi JLAilA j. ikt AlA A*.*^ Jt-J^ M+ Reader Comment Algona, Iowa Gentlemen: Enclosed firid my check for $3 tot renewing my subscription Thank you. I enjoy your excellent newspaper. Yours Truly Mrs O. E. Butterworth Steubenville, Ohio Algona Upper Des Moihes Hi: Have been without the paper for some time now. Can't bear it any longer. Please start our subscription immediately and bill me. Don't even know who the mayor is! Hello to all, Betty and Neil Monaco '.S^V •.•'.'••?••' • , ' : . 20MB moo IN TMS and will take it easy. ; She was the Kentuckian's Girl Friday from the time he served in the House. ,"He said," she told me, "I raised him 'from a political pup." • • • r Sometimes you get the impression the government is cold and indifferent... Then you discover a soft spot in its heart for things of nature. . .Like the news the ! other day that millions of migrating songbirds will be saved because of governmental research. The researchers found the villain that killed the birds on thoir flights south. The villain? "Ceil- ometer stations," the multimillion candlepower beams of lights at airports. The lights, it was learned, confounded the birds and they'd go crashing to the ground ... In a single night, 25,000 feathered creatures died at one airport.. .Finally, the answer: Filters for the searchlights, » • • Religion is running obscenity out of Washington ... Two examples: No. 1—It took me 23 tries to dial the number that gives a minute's recorded prayer before I found the number not busy... No. 2—The fellows who make calendars around here told me they're switching from Marilyn Monroe and other nude posers to religious portraits for their calendars ... Say they're conforming to demands. * * * Cleverest retort of the week: Rep. Harrison Williams of Now Jersey sent his newsletter to a constituent, but inadvertently mailed a blank sheet of paper instead. Wrote the constituent: "Glad to sec our congressman has an open mind ..." Hep. Alfred Sieminski,- also of New Jersey, is wryly telling friends that, the hit song is Russia is: "Wake the Town and Kill tho People. .. " * *' * The longest-distance surprise party of the year: Joseph E. Davies, former Ambassador to Moscow, was the honored guest ... .The party was given by Mr and Mrs Roy Freuhauf—in Detroit ... They sent along their pri- yajte plane to pick up Mr Pavies in Washington. Jdle thought: Now that the manufacturers are coming out with "radar" .stoves, will the Federal Communications Commission require housewives to take out operators' licenses?. . In Washington, you never know Best time-saving suggestion of the year: Install an electric voting device in the- House of Representatives chamber .., Even if it saved a minute for each of the 435 congressmen each time they voted, look how much more time the lawmakers could give tp their constituents. Here's something for pet lovers to worry about: The- Fish and Wildlife service says the .supplier of horse meat—which goes into dog and cat food—is running out .. .Seems like Ibis country is (jutting more horsepower, but less horses. Bicarbonate in the briefcase? That may be the -vogue around Washington these clays ... Alter "FROM THE FILES OF THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES DECEMBER 10, 1935 * * * The Whittemore community club held election of officers for the coming year, electing John Uhlenhake, president; Joe Fleming, vice president; Jim Geelan, secretary; William Rusch, Jr., treasurer; and Ralph Bartlett, Doc Woodward, Frank Rochford, Ray Oliver and Charles Seymour to the executive committee. Rochford was the retiring president and his efforts during the past year brought him a vote of thanks from the organization. * « * Kossuth County's annual 4-H club banquet was held at Fenton, with a large crowd in attendance. Included were 17 members of the Fenton Forward club. The assemblage enjoyed a fine program of short talks, music and a movie. * * . * One of Algona's all-time great basketball players, Kenny Lynk, counted 16 points as the Bulldogs rallied to down West Bend, 50-38 in the season opener here. Roberts topped West Bend with 17 points. The Algona. second team opened the evening with a 41-24 win over the West Bend Bs. * * * For the seventh straight year, a fruit cake made the trip from Whittemore to Germany in good shape. Mr and Mrs Pete Schumacher packed and shipped it in a tin box to Mr Schumacher's mother. A letter verified it's safe arrival. » • * A Ledyard man on his way home from work, Leon Worden, met with a strange accident, H« was between Ledyard and Ban* croft when he started to pass 6 fte-drawn Wagon. AS he pull- even with the wagon 1 , a car ami luaaeniy fram the bthef direction; Mr Worden crowded 6vef as far as he could, scraping the wagon as he did so. The team ran away and caused the driver, a Mr McFarland, some anxious moments before he got the horses controlled. Damage was slight to the car. . * * * Liquor sales around the slale, Algona included, went up during the month of November, according to a report from the Iowa Liquor Commission. Total business in the state was $76,944.83 above October. Locally, the jump was from $6,482.73 to $7,664.21. A Des Moifiw firm, the Paving Co., was the low bidder on thfe Stfttft StfW&i m iftg project. The bid tvaS $90,653.65, find heeded ,oniy the okay of the WPA, which was baying for ffi&st of it, to give the to-ahead t6 the project. Four other bid* wire opened during the regular meeting by the cHy council. A benefit "fdOd movie" was announced recently by the Kiwanis club, State Theater and two Algona newspapers. A special matinee, to be held Dec. 23, was the feature, and everyone bringing a canned food item was to gain free admittance. The canned goods were then to be turned over to needy families as a special and welcome gift at Christmas time. WANT ADS BRWO RESULTS Order Now From Our Beautiful Selection! 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