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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, February 7, 1950
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8—Ataoiia Upper Das Motnet Tuesday, February 7, 1950 tHftptr He* Jtfofttt* 111 fc. Gall Street-M*hone 1100—Algbna, Iowa Entered as second class matter at the postoffice at Algona, Iowa, under Act of Congress of March 3, 1879. Issued Weekly By *"" tHE UPPER DBS MO1NES PUBLISHING GO, R. B. WALLER, Managing Editor C. 5. ERLANOER. Advertising Manager MEMBER NATIONAL EDlTdRIAL ASSOCIATION MEMBER IOWA PRESS ABS'N MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE National Advertising Service 222No. Michigan Ave., Chicago, 111. SUBSCRIPTION RATES tit KOSSUTH CO. Jne Year, in advance . $8.00 Both Algona papers, in combination, per year .$5.00 Single Copies . —lOc SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSBUTH One Year, in advance ~|4.Dt) Both Algona papers in combination, one year... $6.00 No subscription less than 8 months. ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per inch. ..S6c OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER POLITICAL YEAR, FOR SURE There is no difficulty in telling that this is a political year—and we mean election year. If newspaper editorial columns are sounding boards, then we judge from our neighboring news- punojB j[B UB ur XfaAij oq HIM JeaX aqj JBU.J shaded political sense. To start with, we found our friend Ben Carter of the Forest City Summit taking a lot of credit for the republican party on six or eight items that were evidently all "good". He cited that "under republican administrations of the past 10 years, the state had eMminated the property tax, reduced the state income tax, balanced the budget, set up a 30 million rainy day fund, etc. etc." Ben, if we recall correctly, was not in Iowa back in the 30's when the state property tax was eliminated by a democratic state administration, when the state budget was balanced and brought from the red to the black side of the ledger (reference—C. B. Murtagh of Algona, then state comp- rollcr), his 30 million surplus is a little low; the state's own figure is well over 100 million as of the first of the year. Too much, in fact. Nor does he mention the state's present tax mess due to "reassessment" forced on the counties from state headquarters. .Then from Ihe Garner Leader. Editor Chubb Elllng has an editorial pointing out thiil ffa*> *ta*»% lax** har* Mo* i* tfUfai 80% in in* Utitt ihM* years. Chubb, We think, is a republican, and because of that fact we scanned his remarks with more than passing interest. He says: "About 70 cents out of every dollar we pay the federal government in income tax is to safeguard our nation, past, present and future. That obligation must be met, and it can't be charged against those who are in authority in Washington at present. "We pay other taxes here in Iowa besides those paid the U. S. government, and our total state bill, direct and otherwise, he points out, was about 325 million. "Iowa people's state and local tax load increased about 80% in the past three year period," he adds. His clincher is: "If Iowa's politicians and newspapermen who are shouting cries of alarm against federal taxes, which are lower now than they were in 1946, would direct some of that alarm against state taxes which have increased this high percentage in three years, then it is believed they would be using better judgment and more people would believe them." Also, we have noted the old bugaboo about the social security program popping up, editorially. Unless our memory has failed, the social security program passed with nearly a unanimous vote in Congress, both democrats and republicans support- ins; it. And since then, not once do we retail a plunk in any republican platform advocating abandonment of the social security program. It's something of a nuisance and extra walk for employers, to be sure, but it's a form of economic security and endowment policy for all salaried employees that they never had before, and it appears to us that it is here to stay. To call it a "crime" is a lot of hogwash. And so, 1950 enters a political atmosphere. The trend seems to be. as usual, to stay as fur away a= possible from practical points, and hand out the usual line of tripe which has seldom fooled the voters these past few years. * * * For 116 years the New York Sun, once the pride of the famed Charles A. Dana, has been a fixture in the east. But it is no more. The paper folded recently . . . surnmmy it all up. one oldtimer said: '"Nobody has hurried here since O'Malley lett." And O'Malley had been gone for suinclime. And so, another eclipse in nevvspapi.-idom. * * * Washington Evening Slar—Intelligence is that invaluable something which tells us in 1U49 what should have been done about China in 1945. * * * Cincinnati Enquirer—A high-speed camera shows that it takes only one fortieth of a second to wink the eye. It's the quickest known way to get into trouble. * * * Christian Science Monitor—A democracy is a place where the man in the slic-et is more concerned with a five-dollar deficit in the family budget than five billion in the national budget. A HARDY RACE Orirmell Herald-Register: We c&me down town early fcne of these crimpy mornings of early win ter and as we were leaving the postoffice up the steps came bounding a teen-age girl. Her skirts were flapping in the brisk fall wind around her knees, which were entirely bare as were all the test of her legs that we could see and we presume a lot mote we couldn't see. This is only given as an illustration because any day, no matter how chilly it may be, you can run across barelegged damsels running around, apparently oblivious to the prevailing atmospheric conditions. When we were a boy and the weather got cold they dressed us up in red Woollen stockings knitted by our grandmother with loving care to protect our little legs, which weren't so little even then, because we were a fat little boy. We often won der how we looked in those days and we recall that those stockings scratched like the dickens. And so, we recall, did the woollen underwear whfch we donned protestingly when the weather grew cold. As a result, when we grew up we excluded underwear of this type from our repertoire. We stick to cotton. Just why and whence came this barelegged craze we, a mere man, wouldn't know. Perhaps we are raising a generation of Amazons. Apparently the proponents of the fad don't mind going barelegged at all. They seem to thrive on it. We are reminded of an old story which was originally applied to the Scotch, and dismiss the whole business with a remark, "We Americans are a hardy race." * * * MUCH SMOKE—LITTLE FIRE Osage Press-News: The Press-News is against crime and vice and definitely in favor of law enforcement, but it seems to us that Attorney General Robert L. Larson's anti-gambling campaign is pretty much of a farce. We have a lot of things in Iowa that are worse than pinball machines, but the attorney general seems to have all his energy taken up at present in fighting the common coin• opera ted games. Gambling is a word that is rather loosely used. My dictionary says that gambling is "to risk something upon a chance." That covers almost everything we do. If our law enforcements agencies are out to put a stop to ALL gambling, they're going to stop just about everything. Life itself is pretty much of a gamble today, isn't it? Sure, we'd like to see better law enforcement in Iowa. But, let's start on some of the violations that are really important and quit dissipating our energies on such minor offenses as playing a pinball machine. Most folks look on that as an innocent pastime. * * * AN UNEXPECTED VISITOR Grinell Hera'id-Regisler: Last Sunday evening, we had pushed our chair back from the dinner table and had started to fold up our napkin, when in its folds we discovered a goodsized box-elder bug, looking up at us with the superior smile peculiar to the breed. We were surprised to see him. The wind was screeching around the corners of the house, and the temperature was approaching sub-zero levels, but there he was. There was no mistake about it. We had seen too many of his kind to be mistaken. "Well, hello there," we said to the box-elder bug. "I didn't expect to see you here on a bad night like this. I thought that all you bugs were dead long ago. Where on earth did you come from?" "Out of the everywhere into the here," replied the box-elder bug. "And where I came from is none of your business. I'm entitled to my own little secrets." "Now that you're here," we remarked, "then what? Don't you know that it's unhealthy around here for bugs like you?" "I should worry," said the box-elder bug. "I voted for Truman, didn't I? I'm underprivileged, aren't 1? I'm ground under the heel of capitalists like you, aren't I?" Noting the surprised look on our face when he called us a capitalist, as we fingered the 15 cents in our pocket, he continued shrilly. "Yes sir, that's what you are, even if you don't have any money. Truman says you are, and I'm not worrying a bit about what is going to happen to me. The FAIR DEAL is going to look after me, and don't you forget it. And what's moie, we box-elder bugs are going to form a union and hit you capitalist guys for pensions and if you don't come through we're going to boycott you." "That will be all right with me," we said. "I've seen too much of your kind already," and picking up the protesting box-elder bug by the scruff of the neck we dropped him gently into tht; garbage. Louie Wiseearver says that when you find one box-elder bug you're sure to run across another, so now we're waiting for our bug's twin to show up. When we find him, we're expecting him to tell us that he's entitled to an old age pension. * * * Washington Evening Star—Our thoughts at this time are with the new Chief of Naval Operations. All he has to do is live with the admirals while doing business with the generals. * * * Salute—Overheard in the ladies' rest room: "Well. I wouldn't say anything about her unless I could say something good, and Oh Boy! Is this good I" * * * Fernandina News Leader—Driving up to the house to deliver the family's seventh baby the doctor almost ran over a duck. "Is that your duck out front?" he asked the father. "It's ours all right, but is ain't no duck. That's a stork with his legs worn off from making so many calls here." * * * Quonsel Scout—A sailor returned to his base after a week of wine, women and song. Over his bunk, above his sleeping form, his buddies put a sign: "Out of Ardor." * * * Indianapolis News—Strangely enough, it was an astronomer and riot a Hollywood press agent who discovered a star 27 times hotter than the sun. F. Sfattelman St. Joe, Fitted With a Cast St. Joe <^-Prank Sattelman, who had undergone surgery ori his back in Sioux City in St. Joseph's hospital the middle of December, was returned to Sioux City by ambulance the latter part of last week where he was fitted with a cast* and he is how able to be up and around again. Btrtmanns Have Surprise Mr. and Mrs. George Hermann were pleasantly surprised in their home on Monday evening, when relatives and friends came to help them observe their 25th wedding anniversary. They were presented with money with which they are to get a remembrance gift. trma Becker Honored A pre-nuptial shower will be St. Joseph's hall Sunday afternoon in honor of Irma Becker. Miss Becker will be the bride of Robert Kayser on Wednesday, Feb. 8, in St. Joseph's church. Wagner Baby Baptised The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Orville Wagner was baptiz- ?d Barbara Ann Sunday by Rev. 3eorge Theobald. Sponsors were Wrs. Ed Besch of Whittemore and Sficholas Wagner. Mr. and Mrs. K. L. Kohlhaas and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Kohl- laas were business callers in Clarion on Wednesday. They also visited at the Dale Brand home while in Clarion. Mrs. Brand is the former Betty Kohlhaas of Algona. Mrs. Henry Mitsven of Bode is assisting with the care of Maurce Bormann, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tohn Bormann, who is confined o bed since a recent truck accident. John Frideres was a visitor last >veek with his sons and family in Algona. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Dale mov- ! from here Wednesday to a louse they purchased in Hum- >oldt. The Eugene Thul family rom near Ledyard'Will move to he place v&cated by the Dales. They will farm with Eugene's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Thul. Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Reding and son spent Thursday at the dward Youngwirth home, par- nts of Mrs. Reding, near Whitemore. Mr. and Mrs. Jim Reding of Algona were- visitors at the Orville Wagner home on Wednesday afternoon, getting acquainted with the new granddaughter, Barbara Ann. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Besch of Whittemore were also visitors at the Wagner home Wednesday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. George Bormann spent several davs last week visiting at the Jack LeBreun home at Dell Rapids, S. D. I ^^^^^^^ Your Name Is OPHELIA Ophelia, your name first of all brings to mind the hapless object of Hamlet's love in Shakespeare's tragedy "Hamlet." She's responsible for the name's use as a given name, although already before Shakespeare an Italian poet, Sannazara, bestowed it on a woman in his "Arcadia," a poem depicting the bliss of an idealized rustic life. Some scholars derive "Ophelia" from a Greek word meaning "help". But Hamlet's girl friend proved of little help to him in liis trouble. She is a simple, pretty, gentle girl who has neither the Strength to lift him out of lis gloomy preoccupation with revenge, nor even to stick to him against her brother's advice who cautions her that Hamlet's love s just "a violet . . . not permanent, sweet, not lasting, the perfume of a minute." Her father tells her that Hamlet's affection is "not sterling" so she mustn't waste her time on him. Anyway, his "will is not his own," just because he is a prince. An obedient daughter, Ophelia returns Hamlet's small gifts. Now the prince who cannot see why she should repell him, comes to doubt her as he doubts everyone, especially because she paints her face. God has given her one face, and she makes herself another. Maybe she disguises her true character as well . . . (But women, since time immemorial, have done their best to improve on what they had been given in the First place. And don't we owe it to our fellow humans to look our best?) As the drama develops," Ophelia's fragile mind is- crushed by the weight of her misfortune. Hamlet seems not to love her. Her father gets killed by the prince. And the pathetic girl loses her life, when she. in her madness, falls into a brook while gathering flowers. In Shakespeare's time Ophelia's part, just as that of other women characters, was played by boy actors, as you remember. Later, when women Ventured on the stage, this part tempted more than one actress to bold innovations. The celebrated Sarah Bernhardt, for instance, didn't think her task completed upon Ophelia's death. Lying on a bier, she had herself carried back on the stage, instead of an empty coffin as was usual. One actress set the fashion for a "mad" hairdo when she as the mad Ophelia appeared on a Paris stage with straws mixed into her coiffure. And another actress folded her, scarf into a shroud with such maddening slowness that a man n the audience gave forth with 1 an unscheduled speech, "Now the baby's put to bed, let's have supper," causing an unscheduled outbreak of mirth. er? shrub; it's a member of the olive family, botanlcally speaking There are about 200 different varieties of ifc some have waxy white flowerS Nvith a delightful, heady fragrance. The plant is a native of the East Indies, but it made itself at home in the warmer parts of Europe. In our own country the yellow jaSmme, abundant in the South Atlantic states, the state flower of South Carolina, belongs to another plant family. Neither is the jasmine from which perfume is made 8 true jasmine; in spite of what the famous writer, J. K. Huysmans, believed that although perfumes more often than not are made from other flowers than those whose names they bear, jasmine is the exception, for it is impossible to counterfeit the "inimitable jasmine." Incidentally, one Chinese variety is Used for flavoring tear. To name girls for plants is a very ancient idea. Violet and Ha- feel, Iris and even "Flower" are found as women's names. Already thousands of years back we encounter a named derived from jasmine: it's the Sanskrit name "Mallibhusana," "Jasmine- adorned." As you remember, Sanskrit is a very old language, I the ancient ind-EufoJ»eah lah^ guage ot India that had a flourishing literature as far as 3,000 years back. But the names Of flowers were bestowed on women in the most divergent places and times. Most likely in far bygone days some form of magic was involved in this, as primitive people believed that the name of a person is his very soul, and such an indispensable part of his self as is his arm or his leg, they took it that merely pronouncing someone's name a spell could be cast on the name's bearer. If that name had the meaning of something good and beautiful, it would transfar pleasant attributes on him or her While for men more war-like objects seemed appropriate, for women the gentle qualities of flowers were preferred, such as fragrance and beauty. And maybe the silent, demure behaviour of plants that never can talk back .. (Interested in some other name? Address your request to Dr. Reynolds, in care of this paper. Dr. Reynolds writes about the names most often requested.) Copyright 1950 by Reynolds Feature Syndicate WANT ADS BRINGS'RESULTS JASMINE Want to bet that already there are baby girls around by the lame of Jasmine, younger ones ;han the new infant daughter of Rita and Prince Aly Kahn? Many young mothers will choose to make their babies the namesakes of little Jasmine or Yasmeen, on whom spotlights from all over the world have t>een focused since her birth. But there are also grown-up women by this name. For it has not been invented by Jasmine's famous parents. It's a name in English mostly heard as Jassamine, while Yasmeen is the original Arabic form from which the word jasmine derived. Jasmine is the name of a flow- NOTICE BUS DEPOT Now Located Algona Hotel Phone 262 JEFFERSON LINES ALGONA BUS LINE WHAT'S NEW IN THiS.PICTVRE? We/I, i««» loot now ffre S«CMl itoiwi now! Brightwork on lh» bndtn and around all w'mfowi. A name ptofe— and intid*, door armnilt, a rob* roil, on extra odi fray. Se« «i« SPEOAl in de lux* finiih of your oVoler'i. Tune In HCNRY1. TAN.OR. ABC Nttotxk, (very Monday tttft Ringsdorfs Are 500" Party Hosts Portland — Mr. and Mrs. Donald Ringsdorf entertained at a icighborhood "500" card party, Friday evening. Four tables were in play and prizes went to Mrs. W. J., Stewart, Mrs. Fern Drone, ind Mrs. Wayne Drone, and to Harry Christiansen, Wayne Drone and Franz Teeter. Portland Princesses The Portland Princesses 4-H club met Saturday with Caroline Drone. The program included talks by Marie Young, Donna Moore, Alvina Harms, and Ruth Phelps. A picture study was in charge of Mary Lou Shipler and music appreciation by Glenda Black. A Farewell Paity Neighbors held a farewell party last week for the Raymond Nelson family, who are moving to a farm near Galbraith. The 4-Corner Social club is to meet Tuesday, Feb. 7, with Mrs. Lewis Larsen. Reader Comment January 25, 1950 Algona Upper Des Moines Algona, Iowa it was with a great deul of interest that I read your editorial in your Tuesday, Jan. 24th issue on School District Reorganization. In my opinion you have given a great service to the people of the county in emphasixing the fact that this whole business of school redistricting is a cooperative process between the people affected and the peoples' representatives, the County Board of Education. I not only speak for myself but also the County Board of Education in extending our appreciation to your publication for the type of articles which have appeared on this highly significant subject. Very sincerely yours, A. E. Lauritzen, Sup't Kossuth Co. Public Schools PAPER SUPPLIES, carbon paper, desk blotters, file folders, card index holders and supplies, at the ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES, in the NEW newspaper building. 'F IT'S NEWS WE WANT IT1 Here's where Thrift and Glamor meet Recognize this sprightly traveler? 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