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S'Alftna (I*.) •-it«i DM M«lAM Thursday, Dit*mb«r 22, fle$ lornes CIVIC PROGRAM FOR '56 ftv r -a very few days a new mayor and a now city council will be sworn in for the Cily of Algona. They will endeavor to do all in their power to run the municipal affairs in a satisfactory and progressive manner. With that thought in mind it seems to us that if we in Algona concentrated on two major points for 1956 we could make progress in either or both of them. First, we need a better understanding and a friendlier feeling between Algona and the territory that it serves. Understanding civic loader- ship can help to bring a return of improved public relations. The use of the mayor's court could beneficially be lessened as a starter. It docs no good in public relations to have the Mayor of Algona conducting a court, bi- the mayor right or wrong. Folks just don't naturally like it and their antagonism spread;* to their feeling about the whole community. 'Parking meters seem to be here to stay, but some of the parking meter funds should defintely be car - marked and laid away for eventual purchase of another free, city parking lot. It will take time, but unless some move is made, no future help for the patk- ing problem can be expected. Second, we should sincerely bend greater effort to invite small industry to Algort.s. We have a well located community, good highway and rail connections, and good people. All we need now is to make the rignt contacts. Let's make 1956 the year in which we-eliminate some of the causes of friction, and expand the potential of our own community by adding to its industrial growth. * * * SIGNING HIS DEATH WARRANT Tom Powell in Anamosa Eureka—Republican leaders who are urging Dwight Eisenhower to be a candidate for president should have their heads examined. They should be ashamed of their selfish interest in trying to pursuade a Great American to jeopardize his health in an effort to gel a bell wether for the head of the ticket who is an assured vote getter: Eisenhower has served his country long and well as a soldier and in his term as president. He should be allowed to enjoy respite from the heavy burden of leadership in the sunset years of his life «mid the tranquility of his Gettysburg farm. Like Herbert Hoover and Barney Baruch, as a senior statesman, Eisenhower could continue to provide great service to his country in the role of an adviser who is in a position to take the long range view. **• To demand that President Eisenhower run again for the most exacting job in.the world is like signing his death warrant. j» ^Mgcma Upper ^cs fflamcs 111 E. Call Street—Phone 1100—Algona, Iowa Entered as second class matter at the postofflc* at Algeria. Iowa, under Act of Congresi 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 •-.•-.-.•.-..».•.•;.-1 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 - S3 00 Both Algona papers, in combination, per year ... J5.00 Single Copies 10c SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year in advance U J4.0I Both Algona papers in combination.'one year ftf.OO No lubscription less than 6 months. ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per inch B3c OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER fH6 FARM VOTE IS VITAL Whichever political party hopes to win the presidential election in ]956 will have to carry the farm states vote. Following the last presidential election, a corps of statisticians got to work to prove that the farm vote didn't mean anything anymore. There were fewer farmers, they said, and the electoral votes from the states termed "farm states" were not numerous on a comparative basis. The statisticians can throw all their figures out the window now. * The personal popularity of Eisenhower carried the last election for the Republican party. It will certainly have a strong bearing on the 1956 election as well, whether he runs or not. But there have been some other definite political trends which have had the net result of putting the farm vote back into the picture as perhaps the decisive one on a nationwide basis. The southern states which gave Eisenhower support as against a traditionally Democratic background, may still like Ike, but they are not going to vote Republican next year. The big-vote states. New York. Illinois, California, Ohio and Pennsylvania for example, may go either way. It would not be off base too far to say that some may be Republican,' some Democratic. There are traditionally Republican states elsewhere which might be expected to remain Republican. That brings us to the mid-western farm belt — states like Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Nebraska, the Dakotas, Missouri, Kansas and Indiana (as well as Illinois), to nai^e a few. How the voters in those states cast their ballots may well be the deciding factor. The next few months may well tell the story, too. The president's attitude on the farm issue is much influenced by his brother- Milton, who greatly admires Benson. Many other administration leaders do not. The action — or lack of action — in the next few months, can well be the final turning point on how the mid-west votes in 1956, and that in itself can well be the key to victory for either party. * * . * WISER SPENDING OF SCHOOL DOLLARS Mitchell County Press — The objectors to the reorganization plans of the St. Ansgar community school district have decided to appeal Judge Torn Boynton's decision to' the state supreme court. This is unfortunate because the appeal may well hinder reorganization proceedings throughout the state. One fact is certain. Iowa must proceed with reorganization. Reorganization is the only way iri which we can support and improve pur schools and still retain some sense of sanity : in pur state taxation base. Every day 7,000 persons are added to our population. By 1970, the United States will have a population of 200,000,000. Iowa, in all probability, will continue to grow, although at a much slower rate. Here in Osagc the need for additional school buildings will be imperative within a few years. Indeed, the problem here is already acute. In the past four years, the share of each lowan's personal income which has been devoted to school construction alone has increased nearly 106 percent. In 1950, .53 percent of personal income was devoted to school construction. Last year this figure had risen to 1.091 percent. This means that a person earning $4,000 a year was supporting school construction to the tune of $21.20 in 1950 and $43.64 in 1954. Iowa has risen from twenty-third among the states in 1950 to ninth last year in this vital phase of education. Our state ranks fifth in percentage of total income paid in school taxes and sixteenth in operating expenses per pupil. We must continue to maintain this impressive pace. The only way such a goal can be accomplished is through wiser spending of our tux dollars. * * o The action of some children suggests that their parents embarked on the sea of matrimony without a paddle.—Arcadia (Wis.) News-Leader. * * * Two can live as cheaply as one—if they both have good .jobs. _ The Prop Wash, Oak Harbor, Wash. * * * Trouble is one thing you can borrow without references and some times you are in trouble if you do not have references. * * * Publicity is what people want put in the paper. News is what they are quite liable to want kept out. STRICTLY, BUSINESS "Dig tho»e crazy .erector $el»!' America's Most Accurate Public Opiniot Poll WARREN TAKES LONG LEAD OVER HARRIMAN IN NATIONWIDE TRIAL HEAT ELECTION By Kenneth Fink, Director, Princeton Research Service Princeton, N. J.—How would the nation vote today if Chief Justice Warren were the Republican Presidential candidate and Governor Harriman of New York were the Democratic? Results of the latest United States Poll survey findings indicate that Chief Justice Warren would win over Governor Harriman by a decisive margin. When United States Poll staff reporters asked the following question of a representative cross-section of the nation's voters: "Suppose the Presidential election were being held, today and Governor Averell"HaVrr- man of New York were the Democratic candidate j , a n d Chief Justice Earl Warren' were the Republican candidate, ,: ..which -onq. would you like to , see win—the Democrat Harriman or the Republican Warren?" , The results: NATIONWIDE Warren -.. 58% Harriman 38 ' Undecided 4 With the 4 per cent who said they were undecided eliminated, the vote divides 60 per cent for Mr Warren and 40 per cent for. Mr Harriman. Of special interest in today's trial heat election is the fact that Independents — those who consider themselves neither Republicans nor Democrats and who hold the balance of power in every nationwide election— prefer Warren to Harriman by a margin of better than two to one. Here's how the nation's Independents Voted in today's trial huat election: INDEPENDENTS ONLY, NATIONWIDE Warren 66% Harriman 27 Undecided 7 Of importance, too, is that more than one out of every five Democrats questioned in the survey say they would vote for Warren. DEMOCRATS ONLY, NATIONWIDE Warren 23% Harriman 72 Undecided 5 As might be expected. Mr Warren is very popular with GOP voters, Governor Harriman getting the nod from only 6.out of each 100 -Republicans questioned in the survey. '• • ' REPUBLICANS ONLY, NATIONWIDE Warren 92% Harriman 6 Undecided 2 It must be understood that today's trial heat election reflects only current sentimenl and that much can happen between now and next November. The Algona Upper DCS Moines presents the reports of the U. S. Poll exclusively in this area. Season's Greetings From Us To You JOSH CLAIR BLOSSOM INSURANCE AGENCY CAPTAIN JOE PIGGOTT Washington—Joe Piggott's the kind of fellow you could easily write a book about. He runs one of the elevators for the folks ul Congress. Right now, Captain Joe, as they cajl him on Capitol Hill, should b"e retired. He's been with Uncle Sam since 1901—51 years. But the government won't give him u pension. Actually, it would take an act of Congress to authorize one. Joe's hoping fur that. He's 83, still agile of body and spunky of mind. Joe looks like Barry Fiizjterald of the movies. And although lie has a dozen and a half suits, he clings to a bit of the past in his dress—buckle shoes and pean- button vests. a Hi « Joe was a bodyguard to three Presidents of the United States- Teddy Roosevelt, William Howard Taft and Woodrow Wilson. Eventually, he became captain ol the White House police. Th.it'r. why they still call him "Captain Piggott." How he happened to gel to the White House is ii .strange ana dramatic story. Joe was one of the top jockeys in the country as the ci-ntury turned. In fact, lie still curries a little printed record book that shows he won the richest race in 1901. Hi? won the Lady Slakes at Mnrris Park, N. Y., which carried a $50.000 purse Joe received $(J,500. "Why, that w;is more than congressmen made in a year in those days." Joe rrlk'cU'd. Well, in 1898. when the Spanish-American war broke nut. they needed yuud hor.se rider: . Joe applied with Teddy ROO.SL- vclt'.s Hough Riders, but couldn't qualify because of his weight—li'i pounds. So he became Roost-• volt's valet. A friendship blos- .-•irnrrl. Thr-n v.-hi-M Ti-dily In- ciiiiic 1'j'i aJdcnt, lie valSod in: Joe. Incidentally, romance bloomed for Joe at the White House. He met Marion Louise Harding, niece of a man who was to become President of the United States. Joe married Miss Harding the day after their first date—to the National Theater. They had five children, all boys. Mrs' Piggott died in 1932. Two of the sons were killed in World War II. V f O * After bodyguarding from 1901 to 1919, Joe moved up to Capitol Hill where he was a police officer until 1943. Then, because of his, age and politics, he sort of knocked around until he was appointed elevator operator. The reason he is not getting a pension is that his police work didn't come under Civil Service. His only income, when he leaves the Hill, will be $90.95 a month — Spanish-American veteran's check. But right now there's a resolution in the works in Congress to give Captain Piggott a reward for his 54 years of service with Uncle Sam. However, if it doesn't go through, Joe won't raise a fuss. "I can always retire to that $55,000,000 homo that's waiting to take me in," he Smiled. He referred to the Old Soldier's Home; „ Well, that's Captain Joe Piggott for you ... 20 YE5BS AGO IN THE From Ihe files of the Algona Upper Des Moines Dec. 17, 1935 * « * Not one, but two pied pipers came to Algona. They presented their idea to Mayor Specht and Health Officer, Dr. Walter Fra- sc-r, and got the right to prepare full-scale warfare to the death against rats and other forms of rode.nl life in the city. The two men, both from Fort Dodge, presented fine credentials froln practically every town in the area, and their plan for ridding the city of rodents was fairly simple. They sold individual memberships in the Vat-exterminating club by blocks, then proceeded to-plant a form of poison at strategic spots. The rats, unaware of the deadlincss of the poison, ate same, and suddenly found their intestines paralyzed. They were then supposed to crawl out into (he open and die. That poison was probably the fore-runner of D-con. # * * The Skelly Oil Station in Algona was broken into Thursday night, and the police were hot on the trail of suspects, in fact, four or five had already hern picked up and questioned. The thief or thieves set the latch on a door so it would not lock, then entered after the station w;is closed for the night and took S13 from a secret hiding place in a back room of the building. It was evident that the job was home-grown, but the culprit hadn't been fbund. # <* . * A West Bend man, George Jacobs, had the-jvu'sfortune Ip receive a broken npsV in ari accident Saturday. ,HJs r auto collided with a truck on a bridge, caus- jijg numerous dents, although, outside-of the-injui'od nose,-damage was slight* * * Alciona high school kept its winning streak going and St. Cecelia's won its first basketball game of the season d urine the week. The Bulldogs rolled to a 53-27 win over Marison, avenging a defeat at the hands of the same outfit u ve.ir earlier. Kenny Lynk and Bob i j ost, with 13 points aoiccc, and Tom Brims with 12. led the locals to the win. St. Cecelia's clumped Wesley.-3216, as Bill Barry registered ten points and Ed Thissen nine. 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A special children's matinee at 1 and 3 p.m. Saturday is being offered by Manager N. C. Rice at the Call and Junior theaters. Admission was free to any child wishing to contribute a used toy. The toys were then-to be given to Antoinette Bonnstetter, school nurse, who would then distribute them to worthy unfortunates who might otherwise miss Santa's visit. « * * Dick Shackelford and Nanny Burns of Algona wera among 32 men awarded football letters at Simpson College, Indianola, recently. Doth were outstanding on Bulldog football rquads prior Join Christmas Club Now At HOME FEDERAL Savings & Loan Pay Weekly or Monthly i SOc For 50 Weeks $ 25.00 1.00 For 50 Weeks $ 50.00 2.00 For 50 Weeks $100.00 5.00 For 50 Weeks $250.00 10.00 For 50 Weeks ___$500.00 Plan Next Christmas to graduation. Lloyd Hahsen of Cprrection- ville had a narrow escape while hunting with Jim Admire. 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