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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, March 28, 1950
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Tuesday, Morch 28, 1950 er tte$Htome$ A NEW COURTHOUSE STO? A suggestion has beeti made, and this column will pass it on for what it may be worth, that Kossuth county crwld save itself a considerable sum of money, when the time comes, by building the new courthouse on the site of the old Athletic Park, on east State Street. The contention is that if this is not done, the old courthouse will of course have to be torn dawn, and during that process and the time required to build a tiew structure, county office will have to be rented ir : all directions. Con- A GOOD, SANE CANDIDATE struction will take a considerable time, and the resulting rent is going to come pretty high. If a trad* could be worked oiit between the city and county, the present courthouse site could be converted into a nice, big parking lot. owned ' and maintained by the city, and the county would in turn own a very attractive site for the ftcw courthouse, the suggestion continues. There may be legal ramifications, or other objections, and probably are. But the idea deserves consideration, and discussion. What do YOU think of it? * * * The New Yorker—A perceptive commuter has for several weeks been obsei-ving the activities of a feilow-traveler upon arriving in New York in the morning. The man heads for a ten-cent storage locker, takes out a bulging briefcase, and swings importantly off for the subway and presumably, an office full of impressed colleagues and superiors. * * * Washington Evening Star—A Congressman got no takers for the proposal to open up Fort Knox for a look at the gold. If it's gone, it's gone, and if it's there, it won't rust. * * * Richmond Times-Dispatch—In politics there is bound to be a certain amount of mc-tooisrn until someone comes out boldly against home and mother, end for longer hours for Jess dough. . by Lester S. Gillette, 58, of Fostoria, Iowa, that he will be a candidate for governor of Iowa on the Democratic ticket should be most pleasing to a host of folks, and especially the independent type of voter who does his or her own thinking without particular attention to parti labels Mr. Gillette- (no relation of United States Senator Guy M. GilioUei. has an educational back includes rural schools, the whore he received a How r/iose Movie Newspapers Are Made CHppcr Beg iHotnes 111 E. Call Street—Phone 1100—Algona, Iowa Entered «s second ol»«s matter lit the postottlre ft A Icon*, Iowa, under Act ot Congress ot March 3, 1879. Issued Weekly By THE UPPER DES MOlHtS PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Managing Editor C. S.JERLAKDER, Advertising Manager ftATXOIOUL _ ASSOCtAttOtt MEMBER IOWA PRES* ASS** MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CWCXTLATIOWS and Iowa State College where he received a bachelor of science degree find later taught dairy husbandry. But he also hns s bsckprnund of achievement. hath in a business and politics! sense. He has farmed since i939. and has held numerous positions in agricultural, educational and governmental fields. He served as state senator from the old 47th district, the only democrat ever to do so. He was a member of the etnte board of education from 1943 to 1P49. under republican administrations by the way. He is chairman of the board of the eighth district of the Farm Credit Administration, and <•: member of the lown Farm Bureau's executive committee. He is married and has seven children, and the state has now provided a large house in Des Moines where a governor could comfortably find space for seven children, if necessary. The democratic party has a good, strong candidate for governor. They have it in Lester Gillette, and he happens to be from northern Iowa. THOSE BOX ELDER BUGS When the telephone rings in a newspaper office during the first few hours after publication, you occasionally lift the receiver with hesitation. Any mistakes, or discussions with differences of opinion, any anger, brings its repercussions during that period, if they are violent in nature. This happened last week, but the call proved lo be from a pleasant sounding female voice, and the subject at hand was box elder bugs. It seems that box elder bugs prove to be a year round foe of the housewife, and the topic has been discussed by Grace and maybe by Ravings also the past few weeks, in the Upper DCS Moines. The Mysterious Voice, who refused to reveal her name, told us to tell you—which is why we are writing this—that you can kill off those box elder bugs by spraying them with kerosene in the fall of the your. '"7 don't have to live with thorn winter," said the caller. KATTOWAl. National Advertising Service 222No. Michigan Ave., Chicago, 111. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO. l»'"i. AJgdii;, paper*, in C'lmtiiiiiilioii! |u-i yc'ii, "" $•'IKI •' " v "•"'"- —'. 10. SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOS»OTH V..,:, i, advaiH-r MMl 'me i"ili ac!v;mrr prns tr. comhinalinri. oi« vcar !««, than « mnnthB. " -Mibvnin . A.DV£HTlSn»O RATES A(tv«--ti>ing, per Inrh age OFFICIAL CITY XWD COOirTY KCWSPAPE* ing the subject over, we did find one question coming to mind. How do you round up the box elder bug* HO that you can get the kerosene on them? Maybe we'll have another telephone call this week. * * * I Answers—From a iarmea-.s' journal: If L mun | rc;ichc.< into a hat and pull* a rabbit, it's magic. ' It i: women rcachc.-. into her handbag and pulls : out t, door key, it's a miracle. * * * Border Review—A hick town I.H one where, il you wt i: girl dininj.; v.-uh a mar. oi;! enough to be tit", father he is. * * * " " -i " Brislol Herald-Courier—' I do not wear horns and J haven't ;. tail," President Truman told a gathunng 01 bankers. Many a banker with a scarred posterior however, could testify that Truman ca.TK?? By Buddy Mason. Hollywood Correspondent of ihe Aigona Upper DM Mofoee "I don't think THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES would care to have MY advertisers for clients. Most of them have been out of business for SO years o: more!" Earl S. Hays, publisher of pa pers whose headlines you see in moving pictures, looked up from a banner line announcing £>ew ey's capture of Manila, aftd smiled as he said it. "There is also considerable difference in our papers. You see, THE ALGONA UPPER DE& MOINES figures its circulation by thousands while very few of our editions have a ran of over 25! * « * Headlining everything from the Chicago fire to the first rocket trip to the moon. Mr. Hays publishes papers in any language a movie script may call for. His circulation department consists of the one newsboy chosen by the casting director to do a closeup while selling the movie headline of the moment. • * * Deal newspaper names are sri« dom used for the motion picture papers. Copyright restrictions are avoided by using the names of defunct publications. A Chicago gang war headline may be set up under the old Record-Hbrald name using the same tvpe faces as the News or Tribue. Legal entanglements are thereby avoided, -* — ; •«*.« cuj avuiuiru, earcn but tne format still will look fa- of filing rniliar to Chiesffo moviegoers. • » » The affable Mr. Hays -rt>* deadlines that wouM give most publishers a pfize crop of ulcers Accustom&d te having miracles delix-ered t*n short notice, the studios x*ery often place orders for newspapers to be delivered to them 'Tight away!" * * When little time it Allowed fat delivery of an edition, the Hays staff resorts' to an early practice of setting up the headline and filling the columns around it with any type that is handy. Mays would prefer to tafce more time on general corrtposition. He claims that movie patrons who read fast, scan the sideline columns as well as the main story anfl often writ* to the studios" complaining that the other news stories "don't make much sense!" A thorough knowledge of type faces used in various Stages" of history is essential to a Hays printer. Tt would never do to lave headlines announce the Battle of Bunteer Hill with type that did not came into ase until after the Civil War. * • » Latin American newqtupm* .hat were printed in Spanish when the country of their orifln used the Portuguese language, would promptly fill the studio mail bags with heated protests In an effort to be accurate. Mr. iays maintains an extensive re- earch department. In the maze ihe Hays establishment, are hundreds of authentic headlines that have become a part of our national histroy. One of th* largest collections of its kind in America it boasts papers dating back to a copy of the London Times announcing the death of George Washington. Among the more than 4.0(M newspapers in this file are papers from every countiy in the world, including some countries that no longer grace cnrrent maps. ***» a»»»y * * eflhw publishers. »» . Mr. Hays does quite a bit of job printing. Most any day will find his printers setting up posters offering rewards for the apprehension of various movie stars — "dead or alive". His busy presses turn out British railway tickets, Aus t r fa n concert menus tickets programs, and American in an endless football stream. K rtrn need «a tiafiaa iiwrriae* icense, just call the Earl Hays - and your prop man can uf, copies this afternoon. «'. <*• passports and circus passes vie with arrest warrants, police pass- to witness exe- ttn. Hays and his staff of five have printed everything from Chinese prayer papers to Mexican lottery tickets, but they pride themselvS on their ability to A Utfto of TM». • Uttte ot That; Hot Mack of Anything. Spring, Match !lsl We herald now with lusty lung that spring has sprang (or is it sprung 0 ) and coursing through-, our every vein flo-ws joyously our blood again. For months we've suffered winter breeze, have battled sundry sneeze and wheeze, have shoveled furnace full oi coal, have carried ashes, tons untold, For months we've usc'd both "rub" and pills that we might battle fever's chills, we've long and heavy undies worn, we've "grip" and ''colds" of terrors shorn. We've battled snow and ice and sleet o'er treacherous walk and drifted street, we've sniffled, sneezed and coughed as winter's dregs we deeply quaffed. And • 't .«-*« «.4fc. h.«u.(^«. u »*. fc c, we urcpi> ijuaiiea. /ina *~»»»MWAI» w4«.i^ i*. Emu xsiersieut After she had hung up, and we eat to think : * tt( *%'** ft1h joyous hearts we sing, i P""* Berklund are tied with jiine ... """ b "*''_" wc »° l lo l nmK- with oneri arms; w*> «,»>w,rr,«. names in the hnnt TJrmr hr.,,, with open arms we welcome spring, each day we rise to greet the sun, it wondrous change to earth begun. We deeply breathe beauty which we find we gaily face our daily grind. We marvel at this wondrous thing, the advent of a glorious sprinc. tht ruys of sun or pattennfi rain brings nature's beauty back again. No longer do we wheeze or sneeze, forgotten is the icy breeze: we live the joyous minutes, hours. any t ' ~ that are almost for- was Heinle's Band putting on the dance rhythm and it was plenty food and I signed the Hemie family up in the Gulpers because on account of they aB love their Java. The band is made up of Heinle and his wife, Alma, aaid their three sons, Richard, Harry ana Ervin. and they are all Swea City folks but they are neither Dane nor Swede Hemie told me to bring tny fiddle some night when they were play- .ng and I might just do that very thing and Harvey Johnson, another Dane, said if I did he was going to stuff his ears while 1 wielded the bow because on account of he didn't like headaches And he's got something there. I've been deeply interested in he study of the Fenton telephone directory the past week and it surely proved a deeply interest- ng volume, so to speak. Fenton IBS 389 phone connections of which 229 are rural, 117 residence and 43 office and business. In the rural listings Cylinder appears 35 imes, Whittemore 14 and Rme- "ted 26. I checked the names where an "e" is involved and go ound there are 12 Danes listed, ihe name Weisbrod leads in »«nbers 12 amd Bierstedt names in the book. Now how many names are in the book of tiree letters, four letters and five etters? And how many are there which contain over 10 letters? To the first Kuesser who drops me a card with the rifjrit number I'll ffve a year's subscription to the Upper Dts Moines. —o— "The book is nol very colorful, however, because on account of .there is only one color, Brown, in 'the paces. There are no Carpenter;,, no Masons, but two Miller.s there is not a single Reese in it However, Fentonites, .get busy and lets see how good you are at guessing, so to speak Reader Comment gotten. The Hays plant ha* 8,000 original travel posters and hundreds of foreign telegraph blanks that serve as samples. Every conceivable item of printing can be found in his files, but the first love of Earl Hays is tiis newspaper collection. Mr. Hays said, 'Td be indebted to any of the ALGONA UPPER -—••—.- ----_ i"-- -— - — DES MOINES readers who know circulation and my top runs of where I could locate headlines of 25!" Eastern papers announcing the California gold rush. Wise editors of the time feared a stampede Westward and most of them did not play up the story. I'd like to have copies of the few papers that did blazon the news. I'd run a notice in one of my papers —but frankly, I don't think I'd get very good results. There's quite a difference in circulation between The Upper £)es Moines BROADWAY AND MAIN STREET The Truth May Make You Free But Watch Out How You Use It By BILLY ROSE- One night when I dropped into Jerry's for a firkin of foam, Long George Smiley and Sid "The Inch" Perry were at the bar as usual At unusual, however, they were not arguing with each other but with the bartender. "Tbt tratt never hurt anybody," said the bartender, "and the truth te I*m on the book for 63 beers. And until you gentlemen tettle up, there ain't f mm* be no Mth." the warmth of sun, aye, jjentle'?*•(.- entered. And thert- mr- jpou cant beat a We herald now" with lusty lunj; that sprint; has sprang (or is it fiprunj-'") and coursing through our every vein flows joyously our blood again. Evan though I'm noaring Ihe four score mark I sure had one orii wonderful time Tuesday 1 ruj-'h: when I took in the teen-age i dance and party at the Moose , riall, and several told me that if I wa.-m't for n;v wrinkle? and bald ; head I could easily have bf-en ; wah filled with pep'galore"on'tht ! tiancf- floor. And it looks like 1 j would have i: tet-n-ape outbreak ; every Tuesday nijiht iron. now ' or; because or: ai-muri* o: the ' Mnosr lodge i.' turning over their ; hull to the tet.'n-af!i;r.- iron. 7.31) ; li, 10:30 every Tue.sdav mpit. ! and I'm telling vnu that trie fcici? I sun enjoyed tiu- evening the dariemii. the and trie : eat;., arui si, di;: little old me. : Then- were nvei .'(III' voun^riters | ni-twem at the party Yer, I'M.";, Moose and ;. rneniber of trie tccn: a»e ni«ht committee, and i ta!:e n:y rial of* n, the lodge : for tin.- swell gesture of Algona | teen-age emertainnn;rr. ao to ispeak I I took in n dance a! the VFW I hal! tint Saturday mi;.'. --— „..-^.^i,*,, *u«v* \,i tuiu «ii*(* no Hills and no Woods. Seems funny, doesn't it^ But at that the scenery is nice m and around Fenton. One nice thing about the book is that Enjoyed Florida 263 Delrnar Terrace So. St. Petersburg, Fla. Upper DCS Moines Algona, la. Please send your paper of March 28 to Fenton. We expect to be in Iowa the first week in April. Carrol and family of Sloormngton, 111., are coming to Horida and we shall return to llinois with them, and leave for home after a visit in Chicago. We enjoyed seeing quite lumber ol Iowa people this win- It has been an enjoyable winter. Since March 1, Ptul has been seeing the Cards and Yanks at iractice. On March 11 they began playing various teams located temporarily in Florida. Cooler weather has prevailed here the past Jew weeks and we had a two inch rain last wwic. The Phil Wanders New Store Dept. A new and colorful children's wear department was formally opened Friday at Graham 'k department store. Brail Wright is, the new store manager. Extensive work of remodeling has just been completed for the department. A striking feature is the novel color scheme used, which combines a host of storybook colors effectively. SUPPLIES, Ko»- •uih county's largest Hock. The Algona Upper DM Moines. in the NEW newspaper building. •Xook," said Tfce tech. "you're K downtrodden worker yourselt and when you tyrn down another •worker'* request for a bovft of suds, you're committing dan suicide." 'Tor three weeks •uceereive." •aid the bartender, "700 gentlemen have been prom* islng to pay up, aad it it wasn't against the rules to insult a customer, rd say 700 liars were making free with the truth." "What's wrong with a lie now and then?" said Long George. It n wasn't for a little bantns ofl, the wheels of our crumby civilization would come to a dead stop." "Yon couldn't be more wrong," said the bartender. "A wise man tells the truth on any and aH occasions.** "If you'll excuse toy elegance.'' said The Inch, •that'* • tot at pig shampoo." * • • "1 CONCUR with my friend," •aid Long George. "Look at what happened to Hogsn, the tracker, when he got mixed up with the verities. A couple of months ago, a trtned tipped him off that his wile was dating a kid who worked in the brewery, and instead of making like the three little monkeys, ha hired a detective to follow her. When be learned his missus had been sneaking off to a dime dance haH to Jitterbug with the young man, he confronted her with the lulsoroo facts, and a few scrappy aiinutes later his wife -was packed and on her way back to her mother's house in Canarsie." "Served her right." said the bartender. "Simtd Began right,* laid > Inch. "Refort bt found out, *« vat happy ai a fly on a whit- *tf tork. Tonight, Hit ntry migbl. btft in bis apartment alont, *-" J — • up tbt Irish and playing i Baby 1 on tbt phono- "Besides which." said George, "nobody has heard him say a word against his wife. But the finagling friend who tipped Mm off—well, he's got an eye you couldn't cover with an eight-dollar steak." "You've got a point, maybe," said the bartender, "but I still insist there's nothing like the truth, and the truth it you gentlemen get no more beer." * • • "THE lUtlU, rd like to pofct out," said Lorg George, "If probably the most incendiary thing man has discovered since he learned how to rub iwo little sticks together. And if the case of Hogan isn't enough, let me give you another for-instance: The gent in congress •who recently insisted on inspecting Fort Knox to make sure the 20 billion hi bullion hadn't been hypothecated by the Fair Dealers." "Why shouldn't be inspect?" said the bartender. "IVt in the public interest." "You amaze and sadden me." said The Inch. "Suppose, due to s subterranean earthquake or some interplanetary uhoplifting, the congressman had found nothing at Fort Knox but a big bole hi the ground. Wb*t eoaU l>i Ifvi Aontt 81*b to tbt pnstf Not on your fctraffibfrter. Even t mtn vritb tbt mentality of t Congressman would know tb*l n bonr ffttr tbt news bit page one tbt teono- my of tbt world would do » mUnt—md that a man couldn't buy a tangerint utitt a 30 dollar matt," "Which proves what?" »aid the bartender. "Which proves," said Long George, "that truth, like dynamite, shouldn't be tossed around carelessly, if my iriend and I sometimes misreprenent about settling our tab. it is only to spare you pain." The bartender took a couple of beer glasses, wiped them, and then put them away. "You know," he said. "1 never thought about it that way before, and it almost make* me ashamed ol myself to have to throw you gentlemen out." GREEN COLONIAL All thatf's l»ood and in a ill Mi. aaU <Hi*,ftr uuiggitarJi)* °***» «•»*»* C« ft ^~ "f^Sao ""•i**» ijr? *•**• • •' •' * J "-- 0<2 ° It's, i-far tMljf, jwu can't he,it a I'OIIIMC! <•'«•« Ji f'omia.. i» chc lowew-pnccd Si«,i K h: F, K h« „. 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