The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 14, 1950 · Page 18
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 18

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, February 14, 1950
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Uppar Pet MolnM Ttwdoy, February 14, 1950 fflpper 2ie* Utofne* LEGALIZING GAME MACHINES, 111 E. Call Street— Phone 1100— Alfona, Iowa LIQUOR Entered as second class matter at the tostoffice at Algeria, Iowa, under Act of Congress of March 3, 1879. touea Weekly fay THE UPPER DES MOINEB PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Managing Editor C. S. ERLANDjSR, Advertising Manager MEMBER NATIONAL EDITORIAL ASSOCIATION MEMBER IOWA PRESS ASST* MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS «•—— n - I, , -- - .— - - - j - . . ._ -j^ _, NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE National Advertising Service 222No. Michigan Ave., Chicago, 111. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOS8UTH CO. «)ne Year, in advance. . $3.00 Both Algona papers, in combination, per year _ $5.00 Single Copies lOc SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year, in advance $4.00 Both Algona paper* in combination, one yfewv,..-..,.^^ . $8.00 No subscription leu than B months. ADVEftTIBINO RATES Display Advertising, per inch- .....Me OFFICIAL CITY AMD COUNTY NEWSPAPER KOSSUTH-THE "BLACK" COUNTY Speaking before a gathering of republicans, last Tuesday night here, a sixth district committeeman of that party referred to Kossuth County as a "black county." He explained that this meant Kossuth "is a black county on the republican map, with 100 percent democrats in office." We take it that he meant this was "bad", and the general idea seemed to be that if Kossuth was ever going to get classified as a "white county" it would have to have a full slate of republicans. The same speaker also said that the democratic party was the socialist party, so we presume that Henry Scheppmann, Jack Quinn, S. D. McDonald, Ralph Lindhorst, Alma Pearson, Clara Walker, Charlie Murtagh and quite a few others now know where they stand. Well, Kossuth county is a "black county" in some ways. For one thing it has a million or more dollars on deposit in various places and in various funds. In fact it has so much money cached away here and there that we ourselves have been of the opinion that perhaps the thing to do was to cut down some levies and use up some of the surplus. But if that is one of the things that goes with a "black county", then we're inclined to think it is a healthy situation. It is a good thing to have both parties present full tickets in the coming election. Mgjt^ofjthe republicans we know are 'good people, ancr r we think they are absolutely right in putting up a full slate of candidates. Then the final issue does not go by default, and there can be no criticism of the matter after the last votes are counted. Bui the inference thai anyone who is a democrat is "black", and a "socialist", is getting into the name-calling stage pretty early in ihe game. There may be quite a few people who have voted democratic, but think of themselves as pretty independent in iheir viewpoints, who may not like the idea of having someone endeavor to pin a label on them that doe* not sound exactly complimentary. If state committeemen of the republican party are going to run around making these statements, we should say that the chances of the democrats in all quarters will be extremely good. * * * POTATOES AND THE BRANNAN PLAN Maybe the Brannan Plan has some good points. That potato broker in Mew Orleans who bought Canadian spuds, under the Brannan plan would have been able to buy surplus potatoes in the United States, for less money, and sc'll them for less money. While it is true that subsidy or parity figures would prevail, surplus above designated totals would K<J into the general market, and while the government might take a loss—and probably would—AT LEAST SOMEONE WOULD BENEFIT, the gem-mi public by lower prices, in this case. We in the farm belt know the dire necessity of some type of parity or price guarantee. And it is generally conceded that agriculture is embarking on a new path and course this year, that of fixing acreages un certain crops if a farmer wishes to have privileges of sealing, or a base price gjar- antee. Perhaps not many of us care for government regulations or rules; we'd rather not have them. But we are also fairly certain that without a government support program, which brings with it rules and regulations, a wide open free-for-all market such as existed 20 years ago, would again spell financial disaster in the farm areas, and eventually the entire country. There is something to be said for planning, regulating, and controlling faun crops. It i&ti't always pleasant, but it lias counted a lot v.'heru you realize it the quickest—in economic security. * * * U. S. S. Tennessee Tar—An optimist is a man who carries a box of matches in hope that someone will offer him a cigarette. * * * Washington Evening Star—Now that tulk of paying college footballers is ayain in tl lc open, Five-yard McPush, the plunging pioopca, disclosed his interest in any bundle that cuii.cs to $1,000, or the G-toiniation. * * * Gasport—Sophistication: The ait of admitting that the unexpected is just what you anticipated. * * * Bristol Herald-Courier—A writer says Solomon was tlu; first columnist. Maybe so. but we i),i<J been thinking Sampson was. The Decorah Journal made some interesting comments, last week, on the state situation with regard to gambling, coin machines and liquor-by- the-drink, and you will find them reprinted here It can be predicted that gambling and liquor- by-the-drink will not become legal by new legislation in Iowa. The entire subject is a curious mixture o) beliefs. In actual practice, a majority of people will participate in the playing of coin machines, and will patronize a bar serving liquor-by-the- drink. Yet when it comes to openly and honestly legalizing these things it is highly doubtful if the vote would be favorable. Membership fees seldom provide veterans or ganizations or national and state chartered organizations with sufficient funds to operate clubrooms. General patronage in the clubrooms has to do that job. And in the past it has provided revenue which has built new buildings, made charitable donations possible, and afforded a means to carry on civic activity and do good deeds generally. It is not the viewpoint of this paper that gambling should be legalized, or that the old-fashioned saloon should return. But we do not believe in hypocrisy, and we do feel that if private organizations and their memberships desire to own and operate coin machines, and to maintain club bars, they should be able to do so legally. * * * A DECOHAH VIEWPOINT Decorah Journal: It will be interesting to see how the Iowa veterans clubs make out in their fight to get the laws changed this year. The vet organizations want Iowa legislators to legalize coin machines and liquor-by-the-drink in club rooms throughout the state. No matter what happens, we have to give the vets credit for being honest about the situation. They admit,that the majority of V.F.W. and Legion clubs in the state will find it hard to survive otherwise. It's refreshing to see a group come out and call a spade a spade without trying to hide what they are doing. Whether the people of Iowa are wet or dry isn't the question here. Anyone who cares to look can see that Iowa's liquor laws are being broken every day. It isn't only in the clurooms. An official in Des Moines a few weeks ago estimated that 30 per cent of the people in Iowa help violate the liquor laws day after day. Law enforcement officers realize it and so does the man in the street. There is something wrong with a law that is broken to such an extent. Either the law should be changed so it can be enforced or it should be scrapped in favor of a new law. If Iowa's vets can put enough pressure on our lawmakers to bring this about it will be their most important accomplishment in years. One way or another, the liquor The Human Race RUSHMOREv,HAP HIS WAX EVERY TAXI-PRIVER IN THE COUNTRY VVOULP E»E 00ILEP IN OIL- HACKIES THINK EXCEPT THE ONi:5 HE RIPES WITH! UQHT THE FUSE ON THIS FIRECRACKER, BUPDY, z GOTTA GET TO THE STATION . IN THREE MINUTES! A Xdttte at Tito. • XJttte of That) Wot Mock o* law problem should be settled. Even if the vets are defeated ,the muddle will be clarified. That's the important thing .... The attorney general realizes as well or perhaps better than most of us that our liquor law is not a very sound one. The vets are going to ask for some changes because the very existence of their club rooms depends upon it. If they succeffd the next step will probably he legalized liquor by the drink throughout the state. If they fail the people of Iowa will benefit by a clear, sound law. Eighty per cent of the people may be wrong, but more likely it's the law that's at fault. * * * THE HOME FLOOR Grinnell Herald-Register: As we watch the fluctuating tide of basketball battles, not only in Midwest conference and the Big Ten but the various high school conferences we are increasingly impressed by the near impossibility of teams winning their games away from home. We don't know exactly why this should be, but the fact seems to be established. The record proves it. It is evident that a team is always tough at home, where the players are backed by the rooting of their home crowds and where they are familiar with every plank in the floor. It does seem that to win away from home a visiting team must be normally at least ten points better than its opponent. Take the recent game which the Pioneers play- I ed at Ripon. The Ripon team was "red-hot" right at the start and poured in the baskets from all over the floor. By the time the Grinneli players could get oriented to their new surroundings, the game was lost beyond repair, even though the Pioneers outscored Ripon in the second half. If the game had been played here, it might just as well have gone the oilier way, and we believe it would. Take Ohio State, which had been going high, wide and handsome on its home floor but fell an easy victim to Illinois away from home and then turned aioiind to ciack down on Iowa when it got home again. You don't need to go out of your way to find illustrations. You find them everywhere. Of cour.-'e we have a remedy, so far as Grinnell i-i concerned. We would suggest to the schedule makers that they fix it so that the Pioneers play all then on the home floor. If they would do that, we'd .-.ure have a champion here. Oi belter yet. fix it so that Beloit would play all then games away from home. The only trouble v.ith VhaV is that they are so darned good that they would piobably win anyway. We would like to have some psychologist analyze this home game complex which We think is inure true of basketball than any other sport. The size of the lloor may have something to do with it. A team which is used to a large floor is often all at sea on a small one. Perhaps the fact that the game it played inside in confined quarters has something to do with it. Whatever it is. the fact remains that it is incieasingly difficult fur basketball learns, even the good ones, to win away from home and with that we aie going to let the matter rest until some wiser head than ours can find a solution. * * * Bristol Herald-Courier — The big question before the western nations: If western Germany is allowed to walk alone, will she goo^e-step? X 7"C ic Indianapolis News — President Ti uman's new policy seems tu be: Speak softly and carry u big deficit. Washington Evening Star —The Mo.-.cow pie^s lepoit.-, the larKcil a.ilt mine m the Soviet Union ha. 3 met a., pioduction quota two months ahead of schedule. One tru.sU the parole board v. ill tuke thu into account. It was last Thursday afternoon I phoned Mads Christiansen and asked him could I come to his party in the high school auditorium that evening and he asked me was I a stockholder in the Algona Cooperative Creamery Association and I told him I wasn't but at times I consumed of the milk and butter and so he, told,m«_ to come .and I went to tb«r part3f.->jid sure had a swell and pleasant evening. And-. I heard a lot of things mentioned about butter and milk and dairying and so forth. And following the annual business meeting the creamery bunch put on a show that was a hum dinger. Fred Plumb was the chairman of the meeting and he sure knows his onions about presiding and he'd make a good governor or president of the senate. And when they called on Harry Bode to take over the election proceedings he, too, qualified as a presiding officer and he'd get places as a president. I'll vote for those gents anytime. And he appointed Sim Leigh and Hugh Black as tellers and both those boys can count farther than I can and es- pecially Sim because on account of there's strength in his counting when he lights up that pipe of his. Beecher Lane, too, was there a pipe and he challenged Sim Leigh to a contest of pipe strength and that would be good, counting the horse pow- each pipe. Walter Barr wasn't in favor of this -because on account of the contest should be held in a field where strength expansion wouldn't phase the walls, so to speak. Leo Benson, a buttermaker from Mason City, and a Swede, addressed the meeting and he talks as good English as I do, and he told of activities of the oleo gang which is spending plenty money promoting the oleo product. It's a cinch I never spend any dough for oleo, I like butter too much for that. I took a good look over the crowd to see if there were any Danes present and I found the two Sorensen boys, Mads and me were the Danish quartet at the meeting and I was hoping we'd get together and give 'em a for- gangen nat vor sultne kat number for entertainment. But Mads said he was too busy and I didn't want to perform by my lonesome, so to speak. "Mickey" Brayton suggested that maybe it would be better if I'd sort of keep my trap silent during the meeting. And maybe he's got something there. And Floyd Bacon and Albert Hagg, sort of sat close to me and they agreed that 1 naybe I was sort of running off at the mug plenty. Following a peach of a vaudeville show the meeting wa* adjourned and everybody proceeded to the VFW hall for refreshments. And it was while waiting to get in, that Benton Hanson, Swede from Titonka, asked me did I have my fiddle J>long and he proceeded to tell Hans Beenken, of Wesley, that I sure drew a noisy bow, and Clinton Rath, of Lone Rock, admitted he had bar heard me fiddle once and it took two anacins to ease the headache my scraping gave htm. But all three of 'em were agreed that reading my bunk in the UDM had become a habit now and they didn't need anacins for that any more. And after we got into the VFW dining room I proceeded to play a sort of Lohengrin number on the piano and a lot of people applauded but Chet Schoby said it wasn't fair to the piano to have me pound it. Arid he didn't want folks to think I Was a part of the entertainment given by the creamery co-op and I guess he's got something there. And then I found a place at the table for my refreshments and there was Aaron Steussy, of LuVerne, and he was gulping his coffee in so excellent a manner that I signed him up in the Gulpers. And Carrol Fraser, of Burt, was also demonstrating his Java gulping in a fine manner and so he, too, was signed up. And Carrol wanted to know could I play a tune on the piano by turning it upside down like I do the fiddle. And I couldn't do that. And then I was introduced to Mrs. Don Fraser, also of Burt, and she took top honors in proper coffee gulping and she now is also a member of the Gulpers, and I'm sure she's a credit to the gulping membership in every way. Aaron, by the way, admitted that he read the UDM regularly every week, including my bunk, and there were times when he thought I should be given lessons in rhetoric, and I guess he's got something there. Yep, it was a swell evening in every respect provided by the Algona Cooperative Creamery Association and I'd sure like to join that bunch. Bit it takes money to buy stock and the bankers here aren't too keen about letting me have the dough, so to speak. But I have attended the co-op's annual meeting here the past five years and every time I've been treated swell by that bunch and wouldn't it be nice if Mads could arrange to have a meeting every other week or so? But next year I'm going to bring my fiddle to the meeting and won't that be something? Portland Girls Held 4-H Meeting The regular meeting of the Portland Princesses was held Feb. 4 at the home of Carolyn Drone. Mary Lou Shipler had picture study. Our leader, Mrs. Fern Drone, gave a lesson on color. A talk, "Howi to Camoflauge with Color". wa& given by Ruth Phelps, and music appreciation by Glenda Black. It was decided to have 4-H meetings on the first Thursday night of each month. Games were played, with Glenda and Caryle Black in charge. The next meeting will be with Ellen Stewart. Sorority Initiation Ruth Behnke, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Behnke, Whittemore, Iowa, was one of 33 Iowa State college women to be initiated into Phi Upsilon Omicron, home economic* professional fraternity. Ceremonies were held in the Fireplace Room of the Home Economics Building on Saturday afternoon. AT KENT MOTOR CO.... SPECIAL TRADE-IN OFFER (Good Only Until February 15, 1950) ON FORD BATTERIES Get a Brand-new Ford battery, covered by a written warranty for as low $4170 9 Exchange Plu* Tax $$.00 For Your Old Battery Regardless of Make or Condition Take advantage of this offer now—gal a new heavy dv*y JFQBD battery for your car-avoid delay and lowing costs fey intwing for fas* starts these cold mornings! and remember, offer **• pirec February 15. KENT MOTOR CO. 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