The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 11, 1950 · Page 10
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, April 11, 1950
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2-Algono Upper Des Moines Tuesday, April 11, 1950 A GOOD AND FAIR MOVE President Truman's appointment of John Foster Dulles as a top policy adviser in the state department is on excellent move. In the first place, it is quite generally agreed that Mr. Dulles is a very able man in that field of endeavor, and he commands the respect of Congress for his knowledge. In the second place, he is a republican, and if a coordinated foreign policy is to be followed, the decisions should be made jointly by republicans as well as democrats. Domestic viewpoints may differ, but it is a most dangerous time to have anything but a united front in foreign affairs. Senator Arthur Vandenberg. another outstanding republican leader, seems to have been largely responsible for getting the President to appoint Mr. Dulles, a man whom the administration fought in the last election when Dulles ran for the senate from New York state. Senator Vandenberg bluntly and truthfully said that if republicans were to be convinced that the administration wished a united front to exist in foreign affairs, it should appoint a republican to assist in formulating policies. Elimination of party politics in foreign affairs is a "Must", in the present state of unsettled conditions, and is a good idea anytime, for that matter. One may favor a particular party in most matter.-;, but it is being unwisely pig-headed to assume that only members of one party should shape policies that will affect our entire world relationship. * * * Decalur Herald—Tito now wears only two medals on his chest; the rest he has sent back to their comminform donors. The two he has left he presumably gave to himself. * * * We still maintain that schools and communities are one and the same and that any reorganization ought to go forward on that basis. * * * Ames Tribune—As long as there are big towns and little towns there will be arguments as to which has the greatest advantages and most attractive features. * * * Yes, we can afford to look around before we shake our heads and give up on the good old U. S. A. iflotneg 111 E. Call Street— Phone 1100— Algona, Iowa Entered as second class matter at tire ' 0 "* under Act -' Co Issued Weekly By THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER. Managing Editor _ C. S. ERLANDEH, Advertising Manager . MEMBER NATIONAL EDITORIAL ASSOCIATION MEMBER IOWA PRESS ASS'N MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE National Advertising Service li±iNo. Michigan Ave., Chicago, 111. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH I'", • i . :. i ion l> a* le i ADVERTISING RATES V','.- 3FFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER WHICH WAY IS BEST? Under the existing farm program, the government supports agricultural prices by purchases and loans to keep surpluses off the market. This means that the government stores, destroys or ultimately gives away the surplus. The Brannan plan calls for production payments on perishables. The market would be permitted to seek -its own level, and producers would be reimbursed by the government, on the basis of the spread between what the perishables actually brought on the open market and the guaranteed price to the producer. Both plans mean government support, and expenditures. But in the first or present plan, the surpluses benefit nobody. In the second plan, the consumer at least has a chance to benefit through a lower retail price, and it is reasonable to assume that more perishables will be consumed. Which way is the best? * * * THE INDIANS OBJECT Down in Oklahoma, a Seminole Indian from that state objected to a picture hanging on the wall in a committee room in Congress in Washington. The picture depicted an Indian in the ac of scalping a white man. It seems that some committee or other in Con gress which is in charge of hanging pictures ha agreed that this one should come down. Many years ago this particular scalping pic ttire might have been somewhat appropriate, and was probably donated by a smart lobbyist who was after a greater appropriation for fighting frontier battles. However, much water has gone over the dam since that time, including a reversal of the scalping, with the whites pretty well scalping the Indians of everything they owned (exception: the Indians given "worthless land" which turned out to have oil beneath it). There has also been considerable scalping between the whites themselves, and without doubt a more suitable picture, but more up-to-date could be substituted. * * * THAT OLD BINGO BUGABOO! Hampton Chronicle—We note that "bingo," served with ice cream, has made its appearance in Davenport. The county attorney in Scott county Meld that is was legal. The game of chance was revived in Davenpor^ recently, disguised as an ice cream social. Customers paid for ice cream and cake and got bingo cards free. Cash prizes were awarded. "To continue gambling, you must have consideration, prize and an element-of erjance". said the county attorney, and ';th« new setup'does not include a consideration-" ' They may be able to get away with'that in Davenport, where questionable laws are generally given a liberal interpretation, but the United States postoffice legal department rules just the opposite. Merchants in Hampton sent out "bargain day" event numbers, and duplicate numbers for a certain number of prizes were placed in the windows of the cooperating merchants. In order to win a prize you had to go from one store to another to try arid Jocc-ite the corresponding number you had received. The puslofficc department called the dc:..! off, rului,; that the WOIK of trotting around trying to find the riyht number it work, and therefore you are paying fur what you get—by work. '.vo-jltl iu!h,.r buy a tun cent dish of KX (.!•:=!!! to pay f.,i h .-; chance on a prize than to -,va!>: nil over tov.T. and .-.pend the time trying to Jo'.-ati.- .-.on..- c'.-stain number. It may be a fine poir.t. out ;:':- the U.'iitid States government against BROADWAY AHbMAJN STREET Why Imagine tour Own Plots? Real Life Offers Tjiem Gratis ROSE- In Battle Creek, Michigan,, on July. 30, 1946, a'Mrs. Zilpha Perske asked her husband for a hundred dollars, *nd when he wanted to know what it was for she refused to tell him. One tfrord led to a thousand others, and finally the hysterical housewife ran into the bedroom took a rifle from the closet and shot herself. Mrs. Perske hung pn for two dayi, and daring that time her husband not only gave his blood to keep her going but persuaded friends to do the same. A few minutes before she died, he learned what she had wanted the hundred dollars for-to surprise hlnvon his birthday with a new hunting One night In the Spring of 1924, in the middle of the Illinois flatlands, the engineer and fireman of a fast mall train found themselves looking into the barrels of a couple of- guns. The men behind the guns told them to stop the Fahy, and when he planned the hold-up, he was certain he'd get away with it because he knew he'd be assigned to track himself down. The thing he didn't figure on was the resentment of the underworld because he was muscling in on its racket. Billy train and back it up to a crossing they had Just passed. At the crossing, four men wear* ing gas masks stepped out of a sedan. After shooting the glass out of the mail-car window, they tossed a tear bomb inside, and when the mail clerks came out the bandit* went in. When they drove oft they took with them 60 bags of registered mail which contained two million dollars in cash, Jewels and negotiable securities. The case was assigned to BID Fahy, the post office department's ace inspector, and in a matter ol hours, road blocks were set up, suspects were being questioned, and detectives from New York to San Francisco were on a 24-hour shift Tu-o days after this historic teiit, oni of the army of dickt working on tbt cat got * pbont tail from an underworld character who offered to givt him the name of the man u'ho bad masterminded the itick-up. Hit motive for squealing, bt said, out revenge, and when bit yam u-at checked tbt man be named mat arrested and convicted, and matt of tbt tu-o million recouped. The thief, as corny and contrived as it may seem, was Inspector BUI ON AN EARLT morning broad"cast out of Berlin a few weeks ago. BUI Downs of CBS relayed the following: , . Shortly after the war. a German Bausfrau was notified that her soldier husband bad died In a Russian prison camp. After the usual formalities, the Berlin authorities J»sued a certificate of death,'and a few months later the woman remarried. . Last month she was Informed by the commandant of the prison camp that her husband was alive and would arrive by train oa a certain date. The woman showed husband No. 2 the notice, and the couple decided that the sensible thing was for the three of them to sit down at a table and talk the matter out. When tbt train pulled in a feu dayt later, however, husband No. I didn't get off. Tbt Russian officer in charge informed tbt wife that tbt excitement of tbt bom*, coming bad been too much for tbt ex-prisoner, and bt bad died' of a heart attach tbt night before, When the woman got back to her Hat, she found her second husband had committed suicide. A note explained that, under the circumstance*, it was the only decent thing to do. Reader Comment • . :: ;-" Vi V - : • --.i" Ravings £^£ CKRU REESE *rr, - - „>..-.,, el no*, m at TJ>«1; Nat Mack ol *• • * * Thorn-en Enterprise—Our New Year begins ••••' '••'•' •' - ' '>••:.' • a whiff of .-^piing in the an- and I.L.''..'. '. .: :.-. ;;:«.-; ; n ai/ain. ^o!'. Chronicle -S-,.•.•.. <,;•.. '•'• '- '•'•• •':. :•.•,•). ...I.!./... t: js :-.aid that live liavu the pi op"THE MYSTERY FARM I wouldn't mind U If the firit day in each month was April Fool's day because on account of on the 1st of April I didn't get a single dun in the mail, and was that ever unusual? But I think the gang in the post office is responsible for that because on account of- the next day I got near a bushel of duns and I can just hear those boys grinning out .oud and saying "April Fool" and A'hich was intended for me, so to speak. But I refuse to get mad ibout it because on account of I like those guys anyway. Bui Eddie DeZellar tells about how on April Fool's day he saw a nicely wrapped box on the sidewalk aqd he decided not to pick it up because on account of he was sure it was an April Fool joke, so walked by and Just then Bud Zender came along and Bud hauled off and kicked the box because on account of he thought I it was an April Fool blunt, too. I And following the kick there were grah«rn crackers scattered M over U.<_- walk and so Eddie di.-cidi-d -hat next year if he runs up again.-t a iike situation he's going to pick up the package and lug it home -_ hr ; l;kts graham crackers. — i, Tis on Ihe Radio Wh'.-n day i, waning, •/.•<, ;k is done, arid duik betokens writing sun. when after doing eight hours' grind, tome relaxation I would f)nd to ease the nerve and mental strain, to strengthen for next day again, I tune in on the Radio. When I would add to mental lor« or in my noodle 1 would store of world events and other things that rest to jaded mind would bring, or peace I'd have in .savaye breast the while my lighting instincts rest, I tune in on the Radio. Vv'ntn I would hear some (;uy orate on polities ;,nd things,' of state, or when I'd learn the wjy to vote by listening to somt- man of note that I might thus my country save and rise to heights above the slave, I tune in on the Radio. When I would of weather learn, wnen I for warmer climates yearn, or when I'd know of sundry crop or ho.w to feed my pigs tht-ir slop, and when and how to thresh my cats, or biuld it poultry nouv of slaU, I tune in on th<Radio. Wnen I would know just what to eat, or when to w&.-,h my duty ff'-t. or maybe how lo trim "my cum.,, or u.mirdy that's good for woruia. or just v/hat kind of oil to u.-;u that hair I'd grow and Pimples lu. ; e, I tune in on in.- Radio. li I w.>uld learn to de;,s arij^lit. 11;;.- type ol KOWH to wear at ' wnat Kind ui undies 1 mu.>t and pk-iisin to give, while striving in this vale of tears to vanquish superstitious fears, and how to rightly pray Id learn as, too, for heavenly home I yearn, I tune in on the Radio. I got a big bang out of watching two teams tip the pins at fie Barry alleys one.night last weelt .When£the'Algona' frcKfucerteam and the Reding team of; St Joe crossed bats, so to speak. Sam Haag, Louis Fraser, Francis McConnell, John Haag, and Walter Bowman fought for the produce company and they did a good enough job to take the St. Joe boys two games. On the St. Joe tpam were Bill McGuire, Father Theobald, .John Reding, John Geischecker and Del Reding All of 'em good tippers, too, but I loted there wasn't a Dane on the team and in which case they might have won another game. And the St. Joe names aren't Swedish, either. John Reding almost got a turkey but Bill Mc- .juire said he'd be satisfied if he could roll a sort of goose score. 'ohn Geischecker could cut a few 'e's" out of his name and maybe >owl better, so to speak, and 3ene Reding said he'd join the Scandihoovians if it would im- 3rove his bowling any. Del Red- ng said he was going to put lard n the bowling ball grips and naybe that would make 't easi*"- o get strikes. Father Theobald and I are going to roll a matcn game one of these days because on account of we're both good pin tippers, so to speak. But I got to give it to the two teams, they're all good Java Gulpers and I've signed 'em up in the Gulpers. And the same night there were two Wesley ladies' teams battling on the alleys, and I got to give it to 'em, they were all nice and good looking pin tippers, and I signed 'em up in the Gulpers and right after the game they organized a Wesley Ladies Coffee Gulping Club and they told me that Paper "Better Than Ever" April 3, 1950 Algona Upper Des Moines Gentlemen: The Upper Des Moines is bettet than ever. 1 was much interested in reading of Buffalo Bill when he came to Algeria, I can still remember Ing show. It surte was good. And this week the Story about Ringling Bros, and the picture, bring back old memories. I remember the time they could not pull their wagons up the Call Hill, and had to cut through the yard near tHfe Call'barn ih Order to get up the hill. I still see Ringling Bros, and am more interested in seeing them unload than in seeing the show. Ringlings now play one day in Minneapolis and one in St. Paul. I once heard .one of their head men say that Al- jona and Strawberry «Point were he two best show towns in Iowa. Veil, this is just to let you know that the old Upper D,es Moines paper is a good old paper to see ?very week. I am well and work- ng. With best wishes to all old Cossuth friends. Conrab Rabe • ' Minneapolis.; Minn. More On Ringlings Ipper Des Moines 3ear Sirs: Ringling Bros, did show here again, in 1926, after the disastrous trip in which they mired in the mud most of the time. But in 1926 they chose a site near the railroad. The show was given in the late Neal Smith's pasture. On that earlier visit in the mud, I well remember how the circus personnel had to cope with the problem of getting up Call's hill, and the detour they made back of the house standing just south of the present Merritt Rest Home, and the stacks of straw and hay spread over the mire to enable the heavy wagons to reach their destination. The air was blue with opinions of the circus men, regarding the mud and their circus site, and I'm not sure it has cleared yet in that area. It was quite a site as the wagons went past the house along a street lighted with flare: » guide them to the railroac from the lot. Evelyn Cady Unintentional Oversight LuVerne, Iowa April 6, 1950 Dear Sir: I am writing ypu as to the ar- icle on the boys from Kossuth bounty that were listed on the All-State Honor Roll, which appeared in the April 4 issue of the Algona Upper Des Moines. I believe that if you check the st again you will find that Dean larnus of LuVerne was also listed as a forward. Mayor's Court Collects $964 Mayor B. P. Richardson's court collected $964.20 in fines, fees, and forfeited bail in the first three months of 1950. Of this, $277 was turned over to the county, while $687.20, collected on city cases, was remitted to the City Clerk. Of the 60 city cases, intoxica- .ion was charged for 17; disorder- y conduct, 11; speeding, 12; and stop signs, 18. An additional 45 cases involved parking violations, most of which were all-night parking in the business district. Five of the 22 state cases were OMV1 charges, and were bound >ver to the District Court. Reek- ess driving was charged for five rases; intoxication, four; drink- ng beer on the highway, two; larceny, two; and one each for vagrancy, no driver's license, speeding, and assault and battery. there were a lot of good gulpers in their town and they proposed to line up the Wesley girls in the club. The bowler fair sex from Wesley organized with the officers as follows: President. Irma Kunz; vice president, Sara Raney; secretary, Helen Reno; treasurer, Margaret Root; board of directors, Mary Mullin, Wilma Froelich, Ruth Youngwirth and Cecelia Hauptman. The tasting committee is Minnie Bleich and Leone Barr. If those girls get as much kick out of gulping their coffee as they do out of oowling I'm sure they're going to make wonderful members of the Gulper Club. , buy the •-'>''-'• '-••' -i"'Uli.l hupporteri hold my s<'<-'f, 'Ji' IVJ\K to wear u dinner truck, I ium- in on the Radio. '• •-'••!'!i*-i!.y |V|ln\v men I'd live and kindlier, toii.-ruju.-u I would FARMERS Call for Our Daily Market Quotations on Your HOGS VEAL CALVES IHiiP ALGONA,IQWA, STOCK PHOHH07 Dragline Basement Excavations Also for rent or Hire 25 FOOT BELT CONVEYOR For excavating under buildings Elbert & Russell 2931 3451 Whittemore, Iowa The MATTRESS MAN Says: The "outs" seem to think the best for their cause is to peddle pessimism. No rosy delusions should be permitted to warp our better judgment. N jt much good will be done if we move with paralyzi -g dread. Now as to the farm program, c.'ter reading both plans I don't find them to be poles apart in their true significance. There is a good deal of hokus-pokus, what' ever that may be. This one thing is sure—a good night's sleep is a "must" if we expect to be at our best, and another "must" is a good bed. We can make the mattress just like that, and we can make you a better mattress than was enjoyed by the great King Solomon or any of his many wives. The Old Mattress Man MATTRESS WORKS WUITTIMORE.IOWA The New Tractor Tire They're all .Talking About! B.F. Goodrich Super Hi-Cleat CLEATS OUTPULLS OTHER LEADING TRACTOR TIRES clean bending or buckling Open center tread clean* parallel «. channel* between cteati are *»* higher an4 new . « band of e«« a "? W ***** ?* OK RUBBER WELDERS *

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