The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 17, 1956 · Page 26
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 26

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, January 17, 1956
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2~AI«»ne (la.) GOOD OLD DAVEY CROCKETT Hearing about the exploits of Davey Crockett on juke box and radio for the past several weeks has brought many requests from the "cereal set" ior more information on this fabulous American. A little rusty on our American history and slightly curious ourselves, we sent our researchers scurrying for information to supplement the tale currently being told on wax. The opening lines of one biographer indicate that writing enthusiastically (about ,Davey Crockett is not a quality peculiar only to our modern day song writers: "The morning Davey Crock«tt w*s born Daley's pa came buttin' out of his cabin in Tennessee alongside the Nola- chucky river. He fired three shots into the air. gave a whoop, and said, "I've got me a son. His name is Davey Crockett and he'll be the greatest hunter in creation." * The Encyclopedia Britannica, in more subdued tones, tells us: "In 1821-1824 he (Crockett) was a member of the state legislature, having won his election by telling stories. (This is the same way people get elected today.) Another biographer tells us that Crockett once modestly said: "Look out, Andy Jackson! For I'm Davey Crockett, fresh .from the backwoods! I'm half horse, half alligator with a little snappin' turtle mixed in". After committing this verbal slaughter, Crockett sped off to the Alamo. Other interesting facts about Crockett: He liked apple cider, was a good square dancer and once shot the ears off a cat. It looks like Pa Crockett's prophecy.-about his son has come true. We suspect that the rightfully honored Davey now has a firm toe hold on immortality. Indeed fame is a funny thing. Time was when you were famous if you 1 could get your name on the-side of a Pullman car. Now days you have to get it on junior's'T-shift. ' •".-' v •'••• • *' . •"*• • THEY MEANT IT ^ Mitchell County Press — It looks like the Democrats meant what they; said when they claimed Ike. would get more support under an opposition-controlled Congress than hi did when the federal legislature was under the control of his own party. : . .•..•;,.' • •.''•*. * ' ; * ' • United State* $«n«tor Tom Martin,, evidently during a lull in.general:Senate.activity,-has prepared, a fetching.Jittle questionnaire with 36 Yes and No spaces for ;his folks, back in Iowa, who might ; be getting a little bored by this time with Cash Word congests: Iri;'this questionnaire Senator Tom is 'going* 1 to find out how everybody feels about everything,".and the printing and compiling alone should be of sufficient work to ease considerably the unemployment around Washington, jf there is* any. >- • .' ^.Igonn Upper prs ^floincs 111 E. Call Street—Phone 1100—Algona, Iowa I •••—a^.^^.^•• Entered as second class matter at .the postofflce at; Alfona. Iowa, under Act of Congres* of • March 3. 1I7B. " Issued Thursdays in 1955 By THE UPPER DBS MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Managing Editor C. S. ERLANDERt Advertising Manager NATIONAL EJUTOIMAl y MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE Weekly Newspaper Representatives, Inc. MO Broadway, New York 10, N. Y. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO. One Year. In advance , , ..,. 93.00 Both Algona papers, in combination, per year ... 15.00 Static Copies ,--„. ....... ... joe SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE £OSSUTH One Year in advance -.,. S4.04 Both Algona papers in combination, one year — $0.00 No subscription less Uum 6 months. ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per inch , ,.. r . Me OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER GREAT INTELLECT LOST The massive intellect of Albert Einstein has passed from the scene, and the world regrets the loss of one of its truly great thinkers. For us in our more pedestrian lives, the thinking of fiinstein was incomprehensible, and few were able to grasp the great sweeps of thought that flashed over the brow of this saintly little man who, with his large eyes and innocent face, looked almost saintly. To most of the world Einstein symbolized the human mind in its highest stage of intellectual development. His grasp of the world of ideas far exceeded our reach, but we admired him as one admires anyone who has reached the zenith of achievement in his area of work. Philosophy has lost one of its great champions and, while even Einstein could not make philosophy popular, he was certainly a popular philosopher. The world has need of men who are more concerned with the world of ideas than they are with the ideas of the world. Such a man was Einstein, • • • * MAKES A PERSON WONDER We suspect that the recent and running hassle between the attorney-general's office and the citizens of Clinton county has provided the good people of that river city with a steady-source of merriment. We admit the snarls that Mr Countryman has encountered are a bit mirth proveking and we, too, chuckle along with the folks in Clinton. In another sense, however, it is alarming. We afe concerned about Mr Countryman's knowledge of the law. As far as we can tell, it is his apparent lack of a thorough legal understanding which has backed him into all the difficulty. The attorney-general is the highest legal office in the state and is the official "lawyer" for the state of Iowa. It is shocking when either he, or someone in that office, does not know that seized liquor must be receipted and that liquor samples must be taken as evidence. The people have a right to expect that the- attorney-general know the Jaw, particularly the liquor law under which he, himself, is so dedicated to act. * * * PARKING METERS STILL TRYING Humboldi Republican — Those tompanies who sell parking meters never give up. Humboldt has refused to install parking meters for many years but the salesmen are still trying. When the city fathers sit in meeting and find; that a lack of funds prevents them from doing something they believe should be done the revenue that could be obtained from parking meters looks very attractive. It is then that all of the arguments of the parking meter salesmen came to mind and cause a wavering of opinion. . Humboldt does not have parking meters and a big majority of the businessmen, who do a great share of the work of keeping Humboldt in the front ranks as a shopping center do not want them. Trade comes to Humboldt from all directions and from towns and farms far removed from what could properly be considered Humboldt trade area. Scarcely a day passes that some customer from a great distance remarks on the fact that he or she likes to trade in Humboldt because there are no parking meters. This community has gained many shoppers from that fact alone. Former customers of neighboring towns are now trading in Humboldt and they started trading here because the town in which they formerly traded installed parking meters. Parking meters will bring added revenue to the city treasury, but they will also be considered a tax on the privilege of doing business in a town .by many shoppers. Money derived from parking meters must be used to increase or improve parking facilities. It cannot be thrown into the general fund and be used wherever needed. We believe our city government has been wise in not installing parking meters. The two hour parking ordinance keeps parking spaces available in the downtown shopping center and the other trading areas do not have a parking problem. » * • One newspaper exchange* declares that all papers will be stopped on expiration, but in cases where subscribers have been taking the paper for 50 years or move they can have a little extra time. * * * "Most women find it impossible to be brief about anything except a bathing suit." (And this is a pleasant thought even in the middle of winter) Missiles l»y Clion Day Tti» Traveler* Safely Stfvic* 'I found I couMn't walk, so I was forced to drivel*! Behind The Movie Sets WITH BUDDY MASON ONLY 3 WEEKLY NEWSPAPERS IN IOWA HAVE MORE CIRCULATION (Paid) Than The ifliWBm^^P^BFiBHi^pB ^B^ ^f^ ^Pflr ^•P'W Des Moines Kt$fUTH COUNTY'S IfAOJNG NEWSPAPER Many a stranger "bites the dust" on the bridle-paths of Griffith Park. And all because they mention a "harmless" word or two that is overheard by their HORSES! Behind Hollywood's hills, and skirting the edges of Griffith Park, are a number of riding academies. Here, for a small fee, the visitor to Filmland can hire a mount and ride off into the "green hills yonder." • * • Just how far "yonder" will depend, to some extent, on the horsemanship — and language — of the riders. We mean, of course, the language used while aboard the ponies. Any dialogue that blues the air after a sudden unseating will be by-passed here in deference to lady linotypers around the nation. Even lads and lassies who never before have seen a live horse, are impressed by the intelligent looking Griffith Park horses. Intelligent, yet seemingly , bored with it all! This attitude befits smart cow-ponies who have hobnobbed with sheriffs, bandits, posses, rustlers, screaming Indians, Bengal Lancers and Foreign Legion fighters. For most of the cayuses in Hollywood's saddle- sore emporiums, like the cowhands who saddle them up, are merely marking time between pictures. This little sideline guarantees their off-screen oats and cigarette makin's, but come along a Western epic, pardner, and "ridin' academy gits to be a ghost town." Your cowboy friend may suddenly become a member of some bandit band, shooting up a Western movie-street from the flight- deck of your erst-while mount. Oddly enough, exploding blanks mean little in the life of a veteran movie-pony. Inured to the bark of 45's, they're seasoned performers, working on cue. And that word "cue", gentle reader, is what plants your pants amongst the bridle-path petunias. You'll be riding along, nice as you please, talking to a mounted companion — and one of you will use the RIGHT WORD. Right for the pony, that is. But oh, how wron? for you! You'll ask, "How much film do we have in the CAMERA?" or "Which way shall we GO?" or "Wanna race? I crave ACTION!" Even a simple "COME ON! — LET'S GO!" or "Isn't this view just like a PICTURE?" will leave you straddling some choice California air while your mount takes off like a rocket late for a date on Mars! * * * All of these words, and a few more, have meaning for the movie-wise cow-pony. To him, they mean, "Take off, boy! And don t be straggling behind when you pass the cameras or you'll be raked with a pair of spurs!" A good swift run means no j-e- takes, and after all, who's going to let another, pony pass him up as though he were a plow-horse? » * * So. take h*ed, brother, when you step aboard a movie-charger in a Movieland riding academy. It may have been "ages" since he's been before the cameras. In that cas.e, he'll be like any fellow who's been out of work for some time, he may be anxious to do a bang-up job for the new bdss. To him, that means "taking oft' into the wild blue yonder" the instant he hears a familiar cue. To you, this may bring a bang-up job of another sort. So wutch your conversation around Movicdom's horsc-s. The wrong language can get you into trouble — even if your pony isn't a LADY! Tbc first commercial ice plant in Hit- United SUito w,t,; uprrjitcd in Jellcib'.u), Ttxius nbout 1U71. From the files of the Algona Upper Dei, Moines May 2, 1935 * • •* • * * An .Esiherville man made two mistakes-.during the Week. First of all, he stole a car — but that wasn't enough. He then headed for Armstrong, and .once there, crashed into the side of a house, smashing it, • the car and the cellar door. Wonder how he missed the kitchen sink. : » ' . * • .-' Students who were'in the first to sixth grades in Algona'.s public school were on vacation, but a few of them weren't happy about the whole thing.. A scarlet fever and measle epidemic was prevalent, ' and school officials thought it best to suspend operations for ,a couple- *of-'weeks. Nineteen cases were reported in the six grades, although not a single case was reported by St. Cecelia's. (At least not in this issue o* the UDM), * t * Cwnlf AudHor fc J. futiit S at fej^irtedly suspiciouf '«tf t ftll aV«Uln| Salesman, : td^tartht tollof ing episod«. *' Salesman called on tddie, and dftrh5nStfJit- ed a .new Variety of light bulbs by Bduhciftl '6tie-' of the»offtite ffopr. When it bounced and didn't break, Butler thought the item td be just what he needed, so he ofdeted sortie. The btttm arf ivtd. were- upaeked, and Ss sevetal, sons Were in'the office; the '».._. tor decided to give a demonstration of his own. Me did everything 'just as the Salesman had done, but the bulb shattered and Ed became very ' disgruntled. When last'heard <jf, the bulbs were bbiihcihg right Back to the company. ; V • r' ' "•••' Pour ieams, member* of the Algona Kittenball League, braved the possibility of frostbite to open the league season at the athletic park. The games, played under,the lights installed the summer before, saw RCA, the 1934 champs, slamming Nelson Hardware, 14-0, and Skelly Oil nosing out Barry's, 6-5. Two games were on the slate every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for the rest of the summer, with seven teams entered iff the race for ,the bunting. Names of some of the members of those teams back then brings to mind the rumor that Algona might have ,an old-timers softball league this year, with a minimum age limit, which should produce a lot of back aches and interesting ball., . Dale.Earing of Lone Rock High School hung up his second dne- hit baseball win in eight days as the Lone Rock nine downed Bancroft, 1-0, at Bancroft. The only other high school baseball news was the announcement that Titonka was to host one of the district tournaments. First round games were set for Saturday morning and afternoon, with semi-finals Monday and finals Tuesday. Mason City was ,one of the teams set to appear- in tr^e tourney. . f Thii joke was tucked in on the third tkti bi the tifcif'—' drulf! father to S6n: "Wh» t doh't you tf|t tKA MM! find ft joV When 1 ifPsfiif.* *ij&^« wt$i km drjive yearf 1 WHitA tfl* ft&fe." Soft: "Yoti cfcft't 4i tnlt nowadays, they have bash registers." • •• - -••- -. ..-,.•• ••--. • --.-' • ' ' * * • •--.:-. Mart Weafef of Alffona didn't go te iM mbvie aLthe. Gall Thea- tet- when the.Bank Night drayo-* ing was held, and missed receiving $226. The tiwartf weltt up to $2bO for next week's drawing. •••' * • • * - * ; '•:•' • ' Ed Holecek had a sign in his shop that would be: Very popular in many business places today. It i-ead -*• "We shoot every ninth or tenth salesman, and there's been eight in here today." Ed probably talked to a lot el Stuttering salesmen during the week. 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