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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, November 20, 1956
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2-Alflono (la.) Upper De» M«in«» Tuesday, November 10, 1956 ..JA...1 • ' ^ Vi _ i-t Xi *v . ... ...._: ...._ .-.....,. !__._ _-;V:. , I ... — . -.--.-IT. f. STEVENSON'S LEGACY , Despite his defeat for the Presidency, Adldi Stevenson focused atfe.ntion on two things which ma^ at the time hbve helped td defeat him, but which are not likely to be forgotten despite his defeat. ,,# One-wai ,his .call for a world halt of the testing of bigger and better thermo-nuclear weapons as a' potential kille'r of all mankind, even without their use in war. The second was his sincere questioning of whether or not the present U. S. draft setup is of any value. Bdcking the Stevenson viewpoint on the first question — the testing of H-bombs, are a - great majority of the nuclear scientists of the nation. Whether their opinion is right or wrong \ we do not know. But they have spoken. And it is very likely that in the coming year or two Congress will spend the time necessary to find out whether Stevenson was right or wrong on the subject. All that he advocated was a cessation of the actual detonations of the H-bomb giants; he did not suggest a halt to atomic research or use of atomic energy in peaceful progress. The draft was first installed in the United States back in the late nineteen thirties, a year or two before World War II developed for the U. S. at Pearl Harbor. It has been juggled around somewhat' smce then, but it remains basically the.same so.far as the manner of procurement of men for the armed forces is concerned. In the intervening 16 to 18 years, military warfare has developed into an entirely different - era than was the case in 1940. The highest ranking military men themselves wonder if it -makes sense to draft untrained, green young men into service for a short period of time — > a period during which they have little chance (to master the knowledge necessary today to fight a modern war of electronics and shattered atoms. They believe that the military forces of today — and tpmorrow — are not going to depend on'great masses of men marching in infan- - try fashibn, but oh trained technicians and spe- ' cialists in army,, navy, air cprps and marine force, who are capable of handling and directing the mechanical giants with which any future war of major scale will be fought. Acquiring such knowledge does not come in six months or , a year or even two years for the average draftee, the cost of.the drqft system is high; could 4 this cost be'better expended in a'different direction? What is the answer? Military men think, and they may be right, that the answer is to make the pay scales of all military services equal !o that in civilian life. Then the men who spend the time learning modern warfare will more likely remain as professional military men. It is not a question of how many, today, but of how efficient and experienced a force can be thrown into the fray on a few hours notice. Stevenson was defeated, but it is entirely probable that these two major points brought out by the defeated candidate may result in a great deal of soul-searching, and possibly revisions of bur own thinking and strategy. "~ One of his ideas, presented some six months ago, has already been adopted. That was to. have the U. N. place <a police patrol force in ; the> Gaza strip between Israel and Egypt. Thus, a political campaign, if it does produce a few new ideas, or bring into the open some questions worth thinking over. Is not a total loss, to the defeated candidate or the nation. *' * * During the campaign some of the 6th district newspapers intimated that a preacher had no bus- irt'tss iri politics, referring to Mevwin Coad of Boone. They overlooked the fact that there is a minister 1 in the cabinet, Ezra Taft Benson, an elder (minister) in the Mormon church. * * * ' The reason the ram ran over the cliff is because he^dnXsee the ewe turn, ; '^lijcwa ilppcv J9vs ^tonics ill E. Call Street—Phone 1100-Algona, Iowa • .1. fti • ! jiii-i '. ,1 '. .ail "I" ' ,' ' "'•' ' I ' ' Entered as second class matter at tlic postoffice at Algona, Iowa, undqr Act at Congress or March 3, 1870. __^_ flsaued, Tuesdays in 1956 By WE UPPER ; DBS'MOINES PUBLISHING CO. •ir.'B. WALLEH, Managing Editor C. S. ERLANDER, Advertising Manager NATIQNAL EDITORIAL AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE Weekly Newspaper Representatives, Inc. 404 Fifth Ave.. New York 18, N. Y. 3?3 N. Michigan, Chicato 1, 111. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO. One Veer, in advance ... _________ ......... -, ----- $;s 00 Both Algona papers, in combination, per year --.$500 Single Copies ---- ........................... ------ 10c SUBSCRIPTION BATES OUTSIDE KOgSUTH One V«»f In advance -------- — -------- ........ ..... S 1 -00 Both AJLgoiia papers in combination, uuc yettt .-.$6.00 No >u3t>»CrlW lO1> ' c *» Uljn G months. Advertism^. per inch ------- ............... 63c OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER RUSSIA GOT A BREAK Looking back Over the reeertf weeks during which time Hungary rose in revolt, seemed to have a good chaftce to establish its own independence from Russia, artoVthert was completely overpowered in a counter-offensive by the Reds, it can only be concluded that the Russians received a decided, if temporary, break in world developments. The United States was on the eve of a national presidential election. Such being the case, it was quite obvious that all we would do in this country would be to give lip service to denunciation of any Red offensive against Hungary. At the same time, just as it seemed that Russia would agree to a withdrdwl of troops from Hungary and that the Hungarians might set up their own government without outside interference, along came the Israel-Egypt conflict, and subsequently the Suez occupation by Great Britain and France. This automatically tied up the other two major powers in Suez, and made it quite certain that they would be concentrating on their own efforts without lending any particular actual or vocal assistance to the Hungarian effort. With the stage set in this manner, the Russia high command made a quick switch in strategy and rebounded back info Hungary in a crushing manner. Unfortunately, all efforts and statements from the free western world via Radio Free Europe went for nothing. When the time came, Hungary had to defend itself alone — and that was impossible against Russia. The rest of the world could not even get supplies .into Hungary when the chips were down. The name Kossuth came into print a number of times, a reminder that our own county was originally named for Louis Kossuth, a great Hungarian patriot who helped overthrow Austrian domination of Hungary in the mid 1800's. VOTING TREND SHIFT ? In recent years it has been generally accepted that the greatest strength of the Republican party was in rural and small town areas, and that the large^ities had a tendency to vote Democratic. As evidence is pieced together, there seems to be indications that this was not so in the 1956 election and there might be an evidence of a trend toward an exact reversal of preferences. The large cities have always been a major battleground. If one side could capture the huge majority in the major cities, as the Republicans did in 1920 and 1924, and the Democrats did in the 1930's and 1940's, it could almost be sure of gaining the White House. This year, however, Democratic gains seem to have been mostly in the rural and western states. The eastern states, on the other hand, gave the Republicans the major gains they made, and especially in the large population centers. Moreover, the strength of the Democratic party in Congress shifted slighry toward the west. Seats were lost in the House and Senate by the Democrats in the east, but were a little more than evenly compensated for in states west of the Mississippi. From a strictly local area standpoint it seemed to indicate that a majority wanted Eisenhower to remain in command of the national defense but at the same time wanted a Democratic Congress to ride herd on Secretary Benson. THE ONE WHO LOST News Republic — At the conclusion of his speech conceding the election Adlai Stevenson quoted an Old Testament proverb which might serve for his motto in defeat. "A merry heart," lie said, "doeth good like a medicine, but a broken spirit drieth the bones." To his followers, he expressed the hope that "we will meet often again in the liberal's everlasting battle against ignorance, poverty, misery and war." It is our hope that he will make these meetings possible. Mr Stevenson has carried the burden of his party's leadership through two unsuccessful national elections, and no one has the right to ask more of him. Yet we find ourselves hoping that lie will continue to serve. He is needed in defeat — as the spokesman of the nation's misgivings, of its conscience. If Adlai Stevenson chooses to .speak, he will not lack for listeners; if he writes, he will have readers. Unless we are mistaken, America has not outlived its need for men of Mr Stevenson's gravely merry heart. * * * POST-ELECTION COMMENT Grinnell Herald-Register — One of the favorite post-election indoor sports this past week has been trying to figure out how and why Governor Hoegh was defeated, while all the other state house candidates on his ticket went into the win column with about average, consistent leads over their Democratic opponents. One good Democratic leader in Grinnell says the Republicans in Iowa let Hoegh clown. In other words. Republicans scratched their ballots in sufficient numbers to bring about his defeat. However that niay be, defeated he was, and quite clearly. Of course, as Time Magazine said. Leo was in trouble' in many difft. lent ways, some big and some little, and all added together caused the downfall at the pulls. The fact that three members of his tax study committee in various parts of the state were defeated probably means that sonic- voters firmly believed that the tax study committee was working solely to find more ways to increase taxes. Of course, that was not the case, a.- we understand it. But hib opponents created that .-;•.. 11' A' -U ••••'•!-. I."-.' I' i "'" '" t STRICTLY BUSINESS THREE KINGS "The name of the firm it 'King, King, Kintr 6 DOOM!' " Washington 'DIGEST -i \ Weekly Summary of "Inside" Information From Washington Sources of Special Interest to The Mid-Weil By Jim Edmonds NOT SINCE 1848—Researchers have dug up the fact that not since 1848, when Gen. Zachary Taylor, a Whig, won the Presidency, while the Democrats won control of Congress, has a president been elected without carrying his party into control of Congress. That was the Whig's last gasp in a national election. ELECTION MONEY— A peek behind the scenes on campaign contributions shows that top officials of America's' great oil, industrial, railroad and other giant corporations contributed to the Republican campaign on a ratio of 27 to 1 over the Democrats. As a' result the GOP national committee'had 14 million to wagti the campaign between Sept. 1 and Oct. 2 as compared to 4.a million for the DeniCKTuls in the same period. The figures were released by the Senate elections sub-committee. Actual spending in the campaign has been • estimated at about 20C millions. —(1__ PAID TO VOTE .— A Deri Moines woman, traveling to Asia, cast her absentee ballot by mail Irom Hong Kong. The envelope postage was $10 in stamps. LOOKING AHEAD — In 195U (and both parties are already thinking of 1958) there will bo 3U senate seats up tor election, and only 11 of these are Democratic. Of the 21 Republicans who will have to run tor election, at least 12 appear likoly to bi 1 luird-tought and close. T h e Democrats think their 11 seats are sate, most of them in the South. The. 1 Republican high command is viewing I'Jol! with some misgiving. IKE'S PROBLEM — Even before the inauguration for a second term of President Eisenhower, Ine campaign for the 1080 nomination is a prime topic of Washington conversation. Ike has said hr is determined to rebuild the Republican party in a less reactionary mold. But the Republicans in Congress know now they'll never have "Ike's coattails" to run on again. An increasing effort by right-wing Republicans to impose their own policies is exptctea. Nixon is expected to .start quickly building his political fence;. CABINET CHANGES—Changes in thf next Ike' cabinet an> Socitutar.y > >,-of S I a t r Dulles may be'niovted to another post. There are ' reports thai Charles E. Wilson and Attorney General Brownell Jr. plan to le- sign before Ike's next term begins, Jan. '20. —o— SMELLY DEALS—The Democratic Congress is not e>:;nvted to overlook some unanswered questions in the Dept. of Agriculture'. Seems that Ezra Benson's department gave one Durrus .Mills of Dallas, Texas, a contract to store 35 million bushels of wheat in tents a1 various pl;n-es ;.round the I'luntiy. Htinu.- lin.iiu-ed the deal !>v geltiir.; l;n.;e loans trom 17 banks, inelu ii:u: •UK' which has Arthur Ei.s.'nlvu :•!' ;.s executive vice president. Mu-h of the wheat .stored in there tent- spoiled. Benson "waived" tin; government's right to (.'"licet trom Bun us. iiirJ went on. p;ivin^ Burrus wheat storage charges, so Burru; c"u!d pav off the bank.- Who stood the lu>.s? The American taxpayer. Another deal is a 9 million ,U>!!;•!' rice export contract with a J<;n M. Jonkel. a Chicago publicity man who was ennvictt'il nf violating Maryland election laws r.nd fined $5,000. and who In, a halt di'/rn .judmncnts again-;! him. Jonkel loaded .-onv;' of Hie nee on a ship, .then -couldn't finance the rest of tile deal. The i ice had I" be unloaded. Win.' stood the lo..v; The American taxpayer, tor SJO.OOO. Behind The Movie Sets WITH BUDDY MASON from the (lie* of Ihe ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES Nov. 24, 1936 * v ••-* Emil timers had . what might have been a very serious auto accident northwest of Seneca Friday evening. The car which he was driving crashed into a cow near the Sigurd Olsen farm. The front of the car was badly damaged, but fortunately none of the occupants of the vehicle were injured. Don't know how the cow came out, but probably second best, just as a horse did which was hit by a Mankatb driver two miles north of Algona Sunday at 6 p.m. The horse, whose owner couldn't be found, was killed outright when William Metzger of Mankato couldn't see it on the road. The sheriff was notified. * * » LIGHT SNOW HERE; COLDER DUE SpON is a headline that may fit this area any day now. At least snow greeted everyone Monday morning 20 years ago, and it's that time of year again, so sharpen up your snow shovels and get your skis waxed. * * * Mr and Mrs Wade Sullivan and Mr and Mrs Dutch Lbrenz of Algona jlist returned from a trip that sounds like a dandy. They vacationed in New York City and enroute watched the Notre Dame- Army football game there and the Notre Dame - Northwestern fray at South Bend. They reported a most enjoyable trip, especially so because Mr SullivarTs alma mater, Notre Dame, trounced both foes and were in the midst of a great year. (Note — Mr Sullivan, postmaster here JEpr the past 20 years or so, has been havina LOT OF HAY A fire which apparently started Iroin an electric fence device, burned up nearly 2,000 bales of i, ,• ,.i ii :f - U' ,.lu r Til ii.-( f.irm ,i- . r 1 .r 1 . • •• r '. H er;il lv. Hollywood, Calif.: — You can always tell when a big Oriental picture is being made in Hollywood. The service becomes a bit disorganized in L. A.'s New Chinatown! — If waiters in Chop- suey emporiums and clerks in the many Far East knick-knack shops disappear, and Chinatown suddenly develops a shortage of younger men, the Chinese army is marching through Hollywood's hills again. Venerable ancients, who understand but little English, and ultra - American, Chinese- Amcncan teen-agers "hold the fort" until the regular staff- members gel out of makeup. * * » When oldslers and youngsters are in short supply around New Chinatown's bazaars, Hollywood is shooting daytime village scenes. Few men of working age will bo in greasepaint. All able- bodied villagers normally would be away, toiling in rice paddies. * • • Filmland's influence is seen everywhere, in Chinatown. Many ot the gilded tourist-spots have'a familiar air of opulence! Perhaps their owners may have "set-dressed" them to match some movie art director's conception of a plush Chinese nitery. Which brings us to a modest upstairs establishment called Tuey Far Low's. A place that scorns the ornate trappings of the tourist- trade cafes, but adorns its kitchen with shining pots steaming with strange viands of savory succulence. Cabbies, nighthawks, actors and newspapermen forego the delights of eating in the noisy midst of gilded splendor to climb the long, narrow, stairway on Gin Ling Way. Bohemians and night-rounders will bird-dog an out - of -1 h c - way, inexpensive, hideout that serves unusually good food,, with unerring accuracy. Even in a strange town! They search for food instead of gleaming tablury and atmosphere rather than glitter. * * • Once you've climbed above the crowded strip of street you can pass through the large dining area and enter a long, many-vyin- dowed balcony. There, you can view the activity below in quiet detachment while giving your tasU.-temptim; Oriental delicacies the attention they deserve. — Or, you can lead your little, whetted appetite to a booth in the main dining room which faces the stairway. This way, you can check the incoming patrons for u lends and acquaintances as they arrive from the street below. — For many years, this control room was a retreat of decorative sever- It's grand a sauce ..a salad dressing and ;< spread! Made by KRAFT (torn the one and only MIRACLE WHIP gnd special pickle relishes A , fian/iwion Spread a tough time this year because q| Notre Dame's dismal season. Un* usual for the Irish.) * • * * A DeifOii Ifuck drive* paid a $1 fine and $3 costs in justice court here Saturday night, A load of hew autos being hauled on a truck-trailer proved to be higher thflh the 12 foot limit when a patrolman applied his yardstick in Cresco township. * » * Life in Mexico was jufti one peso after another, according to Ralph Miller, who reported on his receht trip to the southwest during the,Weekly Rotary club meeting Monday noort./He and Mrs Miller reported another novel experience -r riding a burro around while on visits to points of interest below the border. They got as far as Monterey during their travels/ * * * A farm hand from Irvingion, Herman Meyer, suffered a broken hip and other injuries when the car in which he was a passenger rolled over near Irvington Saturday night. « * * Phil Kohlhaas was elected president of the Riwanis clufe-at its annual election meeting Thursday. J. D. Lowe was named vice president. Four new directors were also elected. O. J. Ditto of the state highway commission addressed the group on highways and roads. » * » It was now official. The new paved strip of highway 169 between Algona and Humboldt was opened for business Thurs. afternoon. After dedication ceremonies a group of some 500 persons adjourned to the Coca-Cola bottling plant in Humboldt, then attended a banquet and heard a witty and interesting talk by Justice Richard F.'Mitchell of the Iowa Supreme Court. An early morning fite at der last Wednesday destroyed tfte Farmer's Elevator building and nearby sheds, set fire to half a dozen coal cars and for a tirne threatened to engulf another elevator building a block away. The alarm Was turned in a 5 a.m. There had been no estimate of loss. SQUIRREL A large fox squirrel started a bad grass blaze near Elgin recently. The squirrel came in con- tad "with a high-line and fell .[laming into the dried grass. About two acres were burned out. ity right out of a mystery novel. Dark paneling, dim lighting and high walled booths may have held an appeal for fond couples seeking seclusion. However, as a rule, most of the customers hurried through this somber setting to dine on the glassed-in balcony. • » ¥ Last week, while watching a TV program, n sequence having a- Chinese restaurant setting aroused a thundering appetite for Sweet and Sour Spare-ribs. The' only known, antidote for this occasional craving that besets your Hollywood errand-boy, is a hurried pilgrimage to the Tuey Far Low hicluway. Reaching the top landing, we were taken by surprise. The murky main room had vanished. So had an ancient, iron- grilled cashier's cage, the dark paneling and the high-wulled booths. Instead, a well-lighted, cheery place with chest-high booth partitions greeted us. — "How do you like it?" The soft, well-modulated voice of our young, Chinese-American friend., George G. Quan, interrupted our train of thought. We anticipate many innovations in this fast- moving iige. But some things never change. You don't expect them to do so. If you saw Leo Durocher pat an umpire on the baqk and agree with an adverse decision, or your sweet, old white-haired grandmother come home with a bright, orange colored henna hairdo, you'd be at a loss for words, too! Though we had disliked the dark, 'forbidding room, we never dreamed that it would ever be remodeled. And, sporting a modern juke-box, of all things! * * * When we eventually found our voice, we blurted out, "The kitchen! — The balcony! — The FOOD! You didn't—?'" George cut in to quiet our fears, "No! Nothing else has changed, Buddy! This room was getting me down. So, by combining u little business psychology with a smattering of hastily acquired interior decorating lore, we brightened it up a bit! As for the kitchen — ever notice how razor-sharp our chefs keep those cleavers?" We mustn't forgot to add a few real nice cleavers to our Christmas shopping list! Chicks We're book- lti£ Hy-Line chick orders for the next hatching season.. Order ndvf. You c6h still get yoiir favorite hatch .'date, D'on't delay. Be sure you get the extra profits Hy-Lines offer. FOR YOUR HY-UNE® (HICKS SEE or CAU ROBINSON PRODUCE WESLEY ALGONA DRAMATIC HOISTED 51 feet by massive crane. Hood-equipped car is cut free and plunges to earth . , . CRUNCH! 3,000 Ib. car bends and twists out of shape as Nylon cord Hood tires absorb impact. NO DAMAGE to tough Hood "400"s, even though car itself is reduced to junk! Of course, you aren't going to drop your car 51 ft. through space. But the same type of impact from rocks, chuck holes and other road obstacles is the cause of most blowouts. Knowing your tires can take such punishment makes the Hood "400" . .. Your Btst Iniuranct Against Blowouts! SCOBBA SKILLY SERVICE Corner State & Colby Sis. Phone 788 Here's A Different Christmas Gift Idea For The Kids ! ! ! JO Classroom FOR THE KIDS AT HOME The younger set will thoroughly enjoy having a school desk right in his or her swn room at home. Home work will be tun and think of ' all the ether things that will keep them occupied at the desk during Ihe day. 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