The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 19, 1956 · Page 16
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, June 19, 1956
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2-Algono (la.) Uppaf Dei Maine? Tuesday, June 19, 1956 De$lome$ THE LIST INCREASES In the 1952 election, Republicans had considerable to say about "cleaning up the mess" in Washington. Since their administration began, the "mess" has increased in a rather rapid and startling manner as o review of the record shows, '. Most recent of those contributing to the Republican mess is Murray Chotirter, Vice President Nixon's campaign manager, who used White House telephones or had someone else use them, in behalf of some of his legal clients who it seems were in trouble with certain government agencies. This "influence man" seems to have gone much farther than anyone ever did in the preceding four years; he's the "back door" man for Nixon, and seems to be welcomed through the front door at the White House. Quite a contrast between Nixon and former vice- president Berkley. But starting back in 1953, let's see what all has resulted, despite the high "moral crusade" talk of 1952. Wesley Roberts, chairman of the Republican National Committee, resigned in February of 1953 ,after it came to light that he engineered the sale of a building to the State of Kansas which the state already owned. A committee of the Kansas legislature found Roberts guilty of violating the state lobbying law and putting through a smelly deal. Roberts resigned his national G.O.P. post. Harold Talbott, appointed Secretary of the Air Force, in July of 1953 admitted to congressional investigators he used government stationery suggesting that prospective contractors do business with a "consulting firm" in which he owned a 50% interest, and received profits of $132,032 while in his high government post. Talbott resigned. Adolphe Wenzell, like Talbott, was caught in a conflict between public and private interests. While on the payroll of a Wall Street bank, Wenzell was also employed as "consultant" by the Budget Bureau, and helped cook up the Dixon-Yates deal, which the administration would now just as soon forget. Wenzell's bank was mixed up in the financing deal, and when this became known, the deal was dropped. The private banking concern has now filed a suit against the government. Wenzell resigned. Hugh W. Cross was an Interstate Commerce Commissioner and had influence with the ratl- ^Igona Upper jiDcs ^Romes;; 1 111 E. Call Street—Phone 1100-Algona, Iowa Entered as second class matter at the postoffice at Algona. Iowa, under Act o£ Congress ot March 3. 1879. . Issued Tuesdays in 1956 By THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Managing Editor C. S. ERLANDER, Advertising Manager NATIONAL EDITORIAL .. I AsTpCITATION fe=Dl I t7 *J. \D_ MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE Weekly Newspaper Representatives, Inc. 404 Fifth Ave., New York 18, N. Y. 333 N. Michigan, Chicago 1, 111. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO. One Year, in advance .- -. - $3.00 Both Algona papers, in combination, per year ...S5.00 Single Copies JOc SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year in advance . S4.00 Both Algona papers in combination, one year ___$6.00 No subscription less than G months. ADVERTISING HATES Display Advertising, per inch B3c OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER roads. He misused his high government office to ask certain concessions of railroad officials in behalf of his friends who ran a passenger and luggage transfer business in Chicago. The disclosure of his part in trying to obtain concessions resulted in his resignation from the government. Edward F. Mansure was head of the General Services Administration, which hands out multi-million-dollar government contracts. One of his top assistants was Peter Strobel. Both were involved in mixing up government business with private business in which they had certain interests. Both resigned, while congressional committees were finding a horrifying maze of private profit through government influence, in behalf of themselves and their associates. The incidents described above are only a part of the current story on government "morals." There is no excuse either for "mink coat" or "deep freeze" gifts. But a mink coat or a deep freeze are mighty small potatoes compared with the millions that are involved in the above acts of malfeasance in office. We recall the statement "I will clean out every vestige of crookedness from every nook and cranny of government." There still seems to be a lot of "nooks and crannys" — to say nothing of the giving away of priceless natural resources owned by the public to private interests. * * * A PECULIAR "JOY" "The right to suffer is one of the joys of a free economy." That statment was made in Detroit a few days ago by Howard Pyle, special administrative assistant to President Eisenhower. Senator Pat McNamara (Dem., Mich.) commented that "I don't think our 190,000 unemployed workers in Michigan are very happy about this 'right to suffer.' McNamara also recalled Defense Secretary Wilson's comparison of jobless workers to "kennel dogs." Pyle promptly apologized for his heartless words and the furore over them may die down. * * * CONGRATULATIONS! Sincere congratulations to the Swea City Herald on being named to three national awards in contests of the National Editorial Ass'n. The Herald won third place for general excellence in' its class, honorable mention for the best news story, and also for the' best use of photographs. We're only sorry that Editor Bob Schwartz and his wife, who is his competent assistant, could not attend the NEA convention to personally receive the three honors. * * * ENTICING THE RAIN DROPS — Grinnell Herald Regisler — Other Iowa communities will watch with interest the efforts of a group of farmers and business men in and around Jefferson and Carroll in thci rcfforts to increase the rainfall in their areas during the summer growing season. It is our understanding that these promoters hope to increase the amount of rain over and beyond what would normally fall when cumulus clouds appear in the sky. To do this they have engaged the services of a so-called "rain making" concern from California. And, this company contends that they have already brought more than an additional inch of rain to the territory affected. More than their neighbors just outside the designated area. Business men in town contribute a lump sum to help with the expense, and the farmers pay at the rale of 10 cents per acre to help defray the costs. As stated, all will be watching the experiment with keen interest to see whether or not such artificial means can really help bring the extra raindrops that might be otherwise reluctant to fall on the participating acres. « <: * A report shows thai business failures in March inci cased 14 percent to reach their highest level in 15 years. In March, 1,170 concerns went hroke, most of them small firms. STRICTLY^BUSINESS - * — "I dropped in lo tell you the wonderful news, dear—* 9164 refund on our income tax came this morning!" TON ADJOURNMENT. Although target date for adjournment of Congress is now July 10, legislators privately agree the date will probably be closer to July 21. Only legislation thai may hold up early adjournment is the bill on increasing postal rates. It is reported some congressmen are prepared to make a strenuous last - minute fight against the measure. This could hold Congress in session right up to convention time . . . Q., .u IKE'S ILLNESS. Irony of President Eisenhower's sudden illness is that only two days before, newsmen attending his press conference were remarking about his good physical appearance. The President looked better then. than at any other time since his return to Washington. However, the following evening, newsmen got a hint of what was to come, for Ike appeared wan and fidgety at a dinner in Jiis. honor at the Sheraton-Park Mfe'l.*" CIVIL RIGHTsT The administration has authorized "off the record" talks before Republican groups on the vast importance of garnering the Negro vote this year. Meanwhile, Attorney General Herbert Brownell has pledged increased pressure on Congress to tighten up our Civil Rights law so that individuals, as ws'll as organizations may be prosecuted for forcing inequalities upon Negroes. RUSSIAN 'NEW LOOK'. The fact that Joe Stalin's pictures were still hanging in the Soviet embassy here bears out what President Eisenhower said at his recent news conference. And that is, that the hubbub stirred up by Khrushchev about Joe was merely for local consumption in Ru.-isia .. . RACE RIOT. The Washington press, conforming to policy, played down one of the worst race riots ever staged in the Nation's Capital last week. 'Ihe mixup involved about 1,000 pcr.-ons, mostly youths, at a "rock-and-roll" concert at the National Guard armory. Several whites were knifed by Negroes. The concerts have subsequently been cancelled. MISCELLANY. Sen. Alexander Wiley, who faced a tough fight in the Wisconsin primaries against Joe McCarthy's friend. Rep. Glenn Davis, is privately irked that President Eisenhower didn't come openly to his defense Sen. McCarthy is more determined than ever to see Rep. Davis become a U.S. Senator . .. Reason? Since the death last week of former Sen. Hiram Bingham. McCarthy is now the only living senator to have been censured by Congress. Davis has pedged, if elected, he would seek to get McCarthy's censure wiped off the record books. . Q T _, WHAT'S FREE? Congressmen still have, for free distribution. a limited number of the souvenir books. "The Capitol in Story and Pictures." Otherwise, they cost 50 cents from the Government. Printing Office. 20 YESES AGO rnuhity club held a speical me'$ting last week to disfcuss plans for th* new batik's official opSfi- ihg in the hear future. fh* Liltl* G«rrrj«n* Band pf«- sented the first concert in Svvea City's new municipal band shell Friday night with 500 persons in the audience. Funds t<3 pay for the shell were from a variety of sources. Some of the money came from the band fund, some from the German Band and the balance of $200 by contribution of townspeople. Algona had been discussing a band shell for months. (It never did materialize.) * * * Delia Me*, 1936 Algona high school graduate, must have set a record during her career as a student. During her 12 years, Miss Moe was not tardy once, and during the last 11 years had a mark of never having been absent. She must have missed all the childhood diseases. * * * With six weeks lo go, Violel Norman, 'Algona, still held the top position in the Upper Des Moines-State Theater sponsored Texas Centennial contest. One entrant. Dorlys Knudsen, Algona, received the largest amount of backing by voters during the week as she leaped from 25th to seventh iri the list. A LuVerne boy, CeRae Lichfy, son of Mr and Mrs Harry Lichty ( suffered a broken wrists Friday. He went with Dwight Bake? ill Baker's stock truck to a farm nearby for & load or cattle, and got out of the vehicle to give Baker directions as he backed the truck up. Somehow DeRae's arm got caught between the truck rack and the building, causing the painful fracture. * * * the 3-year old daughter o! Mf and Mrs Alfred Walters of Hobarton decided to wander away while her mother was shopping for groceries in Algona. Officers staged an immediate search and found her in no time. * * * "One is only as old as one feels" was proving very trub at Fcnton. Roller skating Was rapidly becoming one of the most popular of all activities among the local ladies there. Many of the local persons went to the skating rink to watch the fun and skating, but if they went to laugh at the skaters they went home disappointed, for all the skaters turned in very fine exhibitions. The only casualty to date was Mrs Newel, who fell while learning to skate on the sidewalk. It was estimated she would have her wrist in a cast for a month. Understand Your Child Sponsored by Stale University of Iowa Child Welfare Research Station IN THE From the files of the Algona Upper Des Moines June 23, 1936 * •* * There are many ways of observing Mother's Day, and perhaps one of the strangest methods was reported in the UDM. A Sunday program was held in this area, and one young lady presented a very sweet song ' about mother. Following the pro- i gram and after the family dinner j that ensued, the young lady got into an argument with her mother, the result being a black eye, scratches and bruises for the mother involved. The report went on to slate the UDM was awaiting a news story about some father who may have been punched right on the nose as a remembrance of Father's Day whicli was celebrated last Sunday. It certainly takes all kinds of people. * * * A mad rush was on at the county clerk's office by couples who wished to tie the marital knot during the month of June. A total of eight couples applied for licenses here during the week. Time. 1 was running out for June, 1936 brides. » » * Work was progressing rapidly on the remodeling project of the old bank building at Fenton. The Fonton office 01 the Armstrong Trust & Savings Bank was slat- icl for Julv 1. The Fenton Com- MAKING MEALS MORE PLEASANT Mother said, "I tell you, I can't stand these meals!" Father interrupted by singing, "It seems to me I've heard that song before." His wife said, "Oh, George, I'm serious. The kids keep me jumping up and down for things till my own meal is cold. They don't eat the things they should, and when they play instead of eating it's just a nightmare." George said, "Things do ,gct grim—and it's partly my fault. I don't come any more promptly when you call than the kids do— but I will. And I can rniss that news program if we haven't all finished by that time. Another thing might help: the neighbors on both sides eat earlier man we do, and their kids are out playing while ours are supposed to be eating. Do you think we might eat a little earlier?" Mother said that could be done. They tried several other things, too. Mother and lather changed places at the table; the children weren't so apt to ask their father to get something they wanted. Mother tried to anticipate the most frequently askecl-for things, and she avoided calling Ihe family until the table was completely "set. When practical, Ihe children were asked to select the kinds of breads and spreads and vegetables they wanted with a particular meal. The size of servings was reduced for the younger children. Father no longer reserved supper as the time to tell his wife of the events of Ins business day, and both parents tried to include the children in as much of the meal-time conversation as possible. Gradually the family settled into the new eating patterns. While mealtime never quite became the most relaxed period of the day, some of the noise, tension and confusion had been eliminated. ALASKAN SUBSCRIBER Upper Des Moines: I should have sent in my renewal earlier, but kept putting it off. Enclosed is check for same. ' Our weather has been warm and lots of sunshine for the past month. Couldn't have il any bettei. Best regards lo you all. Madison C. Humphrey Box 1574, Ketchikan, Alaska * * * Editor's Note: Subscriber Humphrey also forwarded copies of the Ketchikan Daily News, showing picture of 79-lb. salmon caught in recent derby there, and a copy of the Ketchikun Chronicle. Thanks, and greetings from u.s in Alaska. conducted at one time, on the same site. It would give some dfbhahaf e thft opportunity to bdast that "Sam Goldwyn, himself, dug our swimtningr r pool!" Thal'i why we suggested the addition of tweed overalls to the Goldwyn wardrobe. A few more charitable gestures and Mr Goldwyn will be eligible' for membership as a qualified member of the most exclusive "pick- and- shovel" unions. ? ? * And, while he's at it, he might as well take- out a bricklayer's card. No man can lay THAT MANY cornerstones without s:t quiring the skill of a master bricklayer and stone-mason! Matters could become a trifle embarrassing if, right in the middle of a neat job of glueing together a foundation 'and u half-ton chunk of marble, one of the business agents from the Bricklayer's Union asked to see his card! * * * On second thought, We're not too certain just who might suffer the most embarrassment. Knowing the Sam Goldwyn inclination to do things in a big way, we're sure of what his answer would be. He'd probably say "You're just the man I wajit to see! Make out a couple of thousand cards in my name!" It's impossible to stifle the urge of a master showman of Sam Goldwyn's stature to do EVERYTHING in the Colossal Manner! Behind The Movie Sets WITH BUDDY MASON Tweed overalls for Sam Goldwyn? It wouldn't be a bad idea! One thing IS certain. The fabulous, generous Mr Goldwyn will either have to join a "pick-and- shovel" union or curtail a few of his philanthropic activities! — In Filmland, whenever a worthy cause finds itself in deep waters, it is customary to let the charitable-minded Mr Goldwyn in on the secret. In a town noted for rallying to the support of any legitimate charity, the Goldwyn reputation for coming to the rescue, in a pinch, marks him as'a highly civic-minded citizen, » r * It is lucky for any worthwhile drive that Mr Goldwyn is "big- time." He lives and thinks 'in the Barnum tradition of extravagance. When he budgets his pictures, he speaks of a million or two as though it were "small change." He'd no more think of contributing the average donation than you would think of leaving a penny tip for a waitress. However, Mr Goldwyn's openhearted generosity has a way of complicating the Goldwyn life and routine. Naturally, charity- drive officials are grateful for a helping hand. Especially when said hand contains a fistful of large denomination currency. Thus, when ground is broken for the new hospital, orphanage, clinic or home they choose' tne outstanding donor for the honor of wielding a ceremonial shovel at ground-breaking time. Consequently, an honor that is bestowed upon the average executive but once in a lifetime becomes a regular chore on the Sam Goldwyn agenda. * V ¥ The lalesl Goldwyn adventure into the field of honorary excavating was the occasion of ground breaking ceremonies for the new Motion Picture Permanent Charities headquarters. '.Earlier this year, a $75,000 donation for the erection of this permanent home for MPPC earned Mi' Goldwyn the assignment of turning the traditional first shovel of earlh. It was Sam Goldwyn who conceived MPPC in 1940, establishing the first industry-wide federated fund-raising organization in Jhe United States. He served as its first president and, with the late Edward Arnold, was named as honorary life member. Exclusive of the building donation, his contributions to MPPC have totaled an amount in excess of $330,000 since 1940! * * * It's a shame that this lifetime of ground-breaking couldn't be Hogs $2 • 4 Over 1955*56 Winter Price, Maybe We have entering the time of the year when hog slaughter is at its seasonal low, and in turn hog prices have been climbing upward toward the year's high mark. During the first and second weeks of May federal inspected kill fell back considerably and packers were bidding for hogs more aggressively, c a u s i n j; the recent spurt in prices. The current hog market has an exceptional feature in the strength of the sow prices here in the interior. Packing sows are selling right up near Chicago prices. The proportion of sows on the interior market has not been as large as on the eastern markets, and we have fewer heavy butchers this spring than usual. Several of the interior packers who do a lot of canning thus have turned to sows to make up for the lack of heavy butchers. The wholesale pork market, except for lard, looks good. The whole fats and oils market lopped early in May as part of the run up in the bean market. Since then, however, lard has lost ground. Hams have pushed to higher prices, and loins have recovered from their early May weakness. It is probable prices will trend downward later in the summer as receipts pass the law point anil begin rising again. But ho.,' prices during late fall and early winter definitely will be higher than the depressed figures of last winter—possibly as much as $U to $4 over last year's bottom. The. smaller pig crop being raised this year, and indicated reduction in the summer crop, narrower killing margins, and further increases in consumer income ;u\: the forces working for higher hog prices this year. There also are forces which will work the other way, tending to push hog prices clown. A possible larger supply of lower grade beef this fall, possibility of further loss in demand for pork and a chance that business could turn downward this fall, instead of showing strength as forecast by the U. S. Dcpt. of Agriculture. In any event summer and early fall marketings will more closely approach the levels of a year earlier than will marketings in late fa|l and winter. Thus, prices this, summer and early fall will be more nearly in line with figures of a year earlier. KILLED Lightning recently claimed the life of John Kullbom, 73, of near Oakland. He was entering a hog- house when the bolt struck the building." SAWING

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