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2-Algona (la.) Upp«r Dft$ MdlnM Tuesday, June 5, 1956 Ipper fle$ motaes CONGRATULATIONS TO WEST BEND MEMO: Algona and Kossuth county folks, who con- Rider themselves "old hands" al the business of singing a Centennial celebration, have had nothing but high praise for the rather masterful manner in which our neighbors in West Bend put on their big two-day show. The whisker crop was as good as any grown here, the Queen candidates lacked nothing in pulchritude, the many bands took no back seats, and the West Bend Centennial parade was one "that compared most favorably with the Algona Centennial parade", to quote an observer. Such a compliment as the latter is a yardstick that should reward West Benders for their effort. We know the back-breaking task it is to stage one of these things. To A. E. Peril, general chairman of the West Bend Centennial, and all his co- \vorkcrs — Congratulations! WHAT THEY'RE DOING ELSEWHERE It is to be hoped that Iowa will always remain one of the great agricultural states of the nation, and that Kossuth County will continue to be one of our state's greatest farm-producing counties. It is also to be hoped that acts of nature and government will do nothing to change those ratings. Agriculture is a natural heritage of this area. But trends cannot be discounted, especially trends and changes that are taking place in important agricultural states like our own. In many of these states, phenomenal instances are cited to show where agriculture and industry are living happily and making progress side-tay-side. In Kansas, typical farm state like our own, a gain of more than 60 per cent in factory jobs, due mainly to aircraft employment, has taken place in the past few years. Oklahoma's legislature has passed many industry-inducing laws, and has an admirable fourteen-year-long record of tax easement, much of which has been attractive to outside industry. Nebraska, to our west, with almost a 20% rise in manufacturing jobs, has just about doubled its capital spending in the past few years, and its new plant construction, state-wide, has increased over four times in seven years. And with all this, the quality of Nebraska cattle,hasn't de- cr'eased one whit. . Perhaps some of this "shift" in industry, with its resultant impact on an area's economy, can be "shifted" in our direction. Guess it's all a job for the newly-formed Algona Industrial Corporation . . . perhaps with the assistance of Mr Benson. Here are the actual figures of the various farm surpluses in government hands as of Dec. 31, 1955, and the length of time the present surplus supply would last: Commodity Present Supply Corn -- 3 Mos. 19 days Butter 1 mo. 14 days Oats 24 days Rye 7 mos. 25 days Rice 7 mos. 8 days Cotton ,- Over 8 mos. Wheat Over 8 mos. The captain of that fishing trawler which netted the atomic sub off the Atlantic coast has the "real" fish-story-of-thc-year. And the fish got away! * * * This above all: to thine own self be true, and it must follow, as night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.—Shakespeare. It would be fine if all the folks who buy on time would pay the same way. JMgonn Upper jEDcs Iftohics 111 E. Call Street—Phone 1100-Algona, Iowa Entered as second class matter at the postulTic-e al Algona. Iowa, under Act ot Congress of March 3. 187U. _ Issued Tuesdays in 1956 By THE 'UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Managing Editor C. S. ERLANDER, Advertising Manager NATIONAL EDITORIAL MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE Weekly Newspaper Repri'senUitives, Inc. 404'Fifth Ave., New York 18, N. Y. 333 N. Michigan, Chicaf o 1, 111. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO. One Vciir. in odvaiu-o . . ......... S3.0U Bu(h Atuuna paper* ui i-uiiibinuliotv pc-i VL-..I $5.l>" Coi»«.-» - ....... - ...... . ..... ....... .. JOc SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH Out.- Year in advance- - ___ SI. 00 Multi Altfurj papoii in cimitmiutiun. one jear ...$u.OO Icai than 0 months. RATES ........ . . __ ti3c OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER TO HARD-WORKING BUSINESSMEN Tn case you missed it. there's an article in a recent issue of NEWSWEEK magazine that might command your attention. It is entitled: "The Killing Pace." In the article, the case of a businessman is given. This fellow, troubled a little by arthritis, and undecided whether to retire or struggle on, was persuaded to have a complete physical examination. Here is what the doctors discovered in him: An ulcer, hypertension, arthritis of the spine, inflamed ear canal, valvular heart disease, fungus infection of the fingernails, chronic nasal infection, chronic headaches, a hernia, and anxiety neurosis. He also needed eye glasses. After he got over the initial imp'act of the bad news, according to NEWSWEEK, he was so relieved that his blood pressure fell 30 points and he kept on working. How long since you've seen your doctor? ARMED SERVICES SQUABBLE To friendly nations who are our allies abroad, the present squabble in Washington, D. C., among the admirals and generals about who gets the nod for appropriations — the Army, the Navy, or the Air Force — may be a disconcerting thing. The wrangling and bickering among the "brass" basically concerns which branch of the service can make the most effective thrust into the vitals of Russia — the Army, the Navy, or the Air Force. Unsavory as the wrangle is, if the answer to that all-important question of who can plant a cataclysmic hydrogen bomb in the heart of a future enemy is forthcoming, we think the nation's common people can endure the feuding. For horrible as the thought may be, if a future weapon of war is to be the HYDROGEN BOMB, in the words of a famous general, we'd better be there "fustest with the mostest". On the other hand, knowing how admirals love to launch new ships, and how army generals relish having more doughfoots to command, we hope this present wrangle is not just for the purpose of "feathering nests". The writer can well remember how in World War II, in a harbor off a Pacific island, there rode at anchor a Navy ship loaded to the gunwales with fresh beef, fresh eggs, fresh lettuce, etc., and how the only way an Army GI could get any_part of it was to trade the gold fillings out of his teeth. Of such is the ever-present battling between the services. Under present circumstances in the world armaments situation, it is pretty generally conceded that a close look and "listen" should be given to what is said by General Curtis LeMay, rough and tough and intelligent commander of our Strategic Air Forces. jSTRjCTLyjUSlNESS »^"^-^-^——-— - „__ fry Mtfatttti [H erwi N VI AM watching the birdief* Behind The Movie Sets WITH BUDDY MASON EATING OUR WAY OUT? There is one thing you have to say for Governor Leo Hoegh, he's not afraid to try. He's going to ciire our surplus of farm products through a "check off" plan that will build up a fund to, promote the increased consumption of food products. We are going to "eat our way" out of our current dilemma —• if the governor's plans jell off to his liking. A recent report from the National Planning Association concerning the "Dairy Dildmma" deals with this matter of obtaining increased consumption through merchandising methods. Here is what the report says: *• * "Since consumption increases slowly, if at all, with a decrease in prices, only revolutionary changes in the price pattern for dairy products at the retail level could bring about sharp increases in quantities consumed. While such price changes may be? desirable from the point of view of the consumer, it should be kept in mind that the larger consumption of dairy products might be achieved only at the expense of other foods which could then become surpluses." It is this latter fact which too many people tend to overlook. America has grown famous for i its ability to out promote and out-merchandiso. any other part of the world or any other pattern of a economy that has ever been known. From our fantastic success with refrigerators and television and radio and autos and other gadgets, we come to the conclusion that this same formula, applied to foods, will accomplish the same wonders. There is a place for increased consumption of food through the school lunch, through a stamp plan approach and in other limtied area.-;. But the facts ure that the human stomach is only about so much bulk. If it fill sup on one item, it leaves another to aceummulate and become surplus. That's one fact we ju.st can't quite seem to get through our minds. "Here and now. without any 'ifs' or 'huts', I say to you that I stand behind— and Ihe Republican party stands behind — the price support laws now on Ihe books. This includes ... 90 per cent of parily . . . and a fair share is not merely 90 per cenl of parity—it i s full parity." Candidate Eisenhower. Biuukmg.s, S. D., l!Jf;2: "The Republican party is pledged to the sustaining of the 30 per cent parity price supper,!, and it is pledged even more to helping the farmer obtain his full parity. 100 per cent parity, v/ith the guw«uUce of 90." Hollywood, Calif.—If a rocket- load of Moon Men tried to hold a chin-fest with a saucer load of Martians, they'd have to send for Colonel Tim McCoy! Perhaps, even then, Tim and his sign talk would fail to make friends and influence interplanetary people! * * * For much the same reason, the doorman on any studio recording stage in Flickerdom would give you odds that the lads in the fishbowl sombreros would "dig" each other sooner than the same number of symphony musicians and be-boppers, or swingsters!— And he wouldn't be too certain that either of these groups could order a plate of ham and eggs in the bailiwicks of confirmed rock-and-roll devotees. Hep-cat jargon rewrites the book, overnight. Its terminology is as flexible as a gross of double- jointed angleworms and as subject to change as a maternity ward diaper. Mention "appoggiatura" to a bopster and he'll, probably tell you that he never pliiycd-.there but that he'll never forget a one-night-stand in Ventura. And, anyone using terms like pianissimo and mezzo-forte could also be suspected ot using buggy-whips and mustache cups! ~ * * "Go to town," "sock it," and "rock it," and tomorrow's designations replace each other nearly a.s List as jet speed records fall. This is a fast, restless, ever- changing age in which you can bet your roll that yesterday's contemporary music was only a stepping-stone to the music of-today. By that we don't mean to infer that it emerged from under, a wet rock, even if they do call it Rock-and-Roll! » • * In such an era of constantly evolving musical tastes, what could be more fitting than a completely new idiom to fit the highly flexible medium? Whether "smalz" or "Smear" are typical Benny G o o d m a n slangology means little as we lose ourselves in ' Capitol's album of Universal-International's "Benny Goodman Story," or their collection of tunes from Columbia Pictures' "Eddy Duchin Story"—or Cap- j Hoi's waxing of Ray Anthony 1 numbers from 20th Century- Fox's "Daddy Long Legs." All Capitol recordings. « V * • A rose by any other name may smell a.s sweet, if Anthony's gang would only pound out th'-> beat on rosebuds. And don't think he wouldn't try ;i button- aire marimbaphone it he thought it would produce a new, interpretive sound. But, call it what you will, we haven't yet developed a senso of smell that is educated to an appreciation of music. We merely enjoy it in the same, old-fashioned way while the youngsters dream up an appropriate language. * ¥ * We can forget that Ty Power isn't Eddy Duchin as long as he keeps the beat while Harry Sukman and George Greeley beat out those Duchin favorites in such a grand manner, just olf- stage. We'll even concede that Stove Allen looks like Benny Goodman with both hands and the licorice-stick up in front of his face. A.s far as we're concerned, Marjory Main could play Benny Goodman during those wonderful Goodman solos, and it would fail to bring us back to earth. We stoutly maintain that the above statements do not make a single concession to the "rose- by-any-other-name" contingent. We have a much more valid reason. To better enjoy these musical treats, we closed our eyes during the solos! Perhaps it wasn't cricket, but we did— and we're glad! So, go ahead and sue us. You'll only have to show the films, or play the recordings of them again, in court, to prove your case! Even if we lost, we'd WIN! FROM THE FILES OF THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES JUNE 9, 1936 • • • Loss of S30 in cash was reported Saturday morning by th-2 Galbraith and Anderson billiard hall in Algona. Loot included $15 in pennies, and although some other items were stolen, it was thought nothing of value except ' the .c,ash had disappeared. The -police car chased a suspicious (looking auto, but the vehicle, •thought to be that of the thieves, outdistanced the local authorities. It was thought the men who did the job were the same who hit other Algona business places earlier in the past few months. Clues were mighty slim. * * * A second robbery in Algona was reported Tuesday morning by the Goeders Store, Only .$1.50 in change was thought to be missing. * « • An Algona two-some, Paul and Williams, were awarded the Contract for graveling 33 miles of county roads at a meeting of the county supervisors last week. The company's bid was $18 for the first mile haul and three cents each additional half mile, with six cents per cubic yard for stripping. * < • Kossuth Cow Testing Association No. 1 bad its annual picnic Tuesday at Call State Park. Ice cream and coffee was furnished by the association; the Algona Dairy Calf Club provided games for tlie children present. A good time was reported by all who attended. BALL GAMES AN0 DICE UNDER BAN provided an interesting headline for a story in the UDM. The attorney general and state bureau of investigation had recently declared war on all such activities in the state, and Kossuth county ' was no exception. County Attorney M. C. McMahon stated Monday he had received new orders from state headquarters regarding the edict. « * « Whittemofe downed Rodman, 6-4, in baseball on the Rodman diamond Sunday afternoon in a well-played contest. It was quite a feather in the Whitemoro cap, as Rodman had several players in its line tap who had received state recognition during the past several years. • * * Down at Ittington, truck drivers were busy hauling concrete and asphalt, taken from the torn-up streets in Algona, to the Des Moines river to a point east of the Mitchell and Fry farms. It was in the plans to use the material this winter to build a dam, a project being sponsored by the Federal Works Administration. • • • Algona's swimming pool opened for business last Thursday, but no report was available on attendance. Roland White was acting lifeguard, and Frances Clayburn was matron. » » « Fishing licenses sold briskly during May compared to April, according to official figures. A total of 1332. were sold in May, compared to 600 in April , proving the weather had become more conducive to sitting on river banks and lake shores in Iowa. NOTES OF SERVICE MEN QUARRY HEIGHTS, CANAL ZONE — Lt. Col. John H. Mcr- riam, son of Albert E. Merriam, LuVerne, recently arrived in the Canal Zone and is now assigned as assistant plans officer at the Caribbean Command headquarters in Quarry Heights. Colonel Merriam, a veteran of 15 years army service, holds the Silver Star, the Bronze Star Medal, the Purple Heart with two oak leaf clusters and_ the French Fourragere among~ x his awards. FORT KNOX. KY.—Pvt. Phillip J. Schneider, son of Mr and Mrs Paul P. Schneider, 1201 E. North st., Algona, Iowa, recently was graduated from the clerk' typist course at the Army's Armor Training Center, .Fort Knox. Ky. The eight-week course included typing, Army clerical procc- .dures and record keeping. Schneider, a 1955 graduate of Algona High School, was employed by the Pioneer Hybrid Corn Company before entering the Army last January. He received basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. Kemper Honors For Don Schaap Don Schaap, son of Dr. and Mrs C. D. Schaap, Algiona, received honors in the 112th commencement program, May 25-2? at Kemper Military School, Boonville, Mo. Schaap was awarded a Kemper scroll as the best new cadet in individual competitive drill Jn Company H. In athletics, Schaap was designated to the Athletic Honor Society for outstanding performance on the junior college wrestling team. Quarter Horse Show One of the largest quarter hdfse shows in the world will be held Sunday, June 1, at the Faribault county fairgrounds, Blue Earth, Minn. The show begins at 9 a.m. and will include judging, races and other special events, climaxed by a drawing for a free registered quarter horse yearling stallion, the show is sponsored by the Blue Earth chamber of commerce and the Minnesota Quarter Hofse Association. YOUR BFST BUY I — fork Dog Confinement Week All dogs in Algona will be confined by rope or other means at individual dog owner's homes from June 3 through June 9, according to Mayor C. C. Shierk. 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