The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 11, 1956 · Page 18
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, December 11, 1956
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2-Aleona (la.) Upper DM Maine* Tuesday, December 11, 1956 fle$ Ulomes SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS The response this Christmas season to the "adopt-a-family" plan conducted through the Upper Des Moines has been the most instantaneous and hearty since the program was adopted some years back. Th* families, .whose names and heed have been supplied from records of Antoinette Bonnstetter and the Kossuth County Emergency Relief office will indeed hove a better Christmas for this support. N6he of the families listed have been on outright relief. They have simply had the misfortune to experience adversity, Illness, or simply inadequate income to enable them to lay aside the necessary money for expenditures during the Christmas season. In o large mojority of the cases, there are children \n the family For them, especially, the helping hand offered in the "adopt-a-family" program for Christrfiift*, Vtrlll really put the spirit of Christmas into this Yulettde season. And for those who do the adopting, It should certainly make Christmas a happier one in their own Individual homes as well 'at the family that they adopt. * * * NO PARTY MANDATE Sheldon Midi — No matter how an election conies out in this country, we do not think the voting public Rives any party a "mandate" to run the nation's affairs. The word mandate implies, or at least partially conveys that impression. Rather than giving anyone a mandate, the voters convey to the winning side a genuine public trust, the privilege of governing the country to the best advantage of the most people, but at the same time protecting the interests and the rights of all those who disagree, no nvatter how wide the divergence of opinion may be. Sometimes when we look at the si'/.e of the popular vote, the difference of several million votes seems so big that the minority party, whichever it is, takes on an insignificant appearance. But there has never been an election in the United States where the losing side was insignificant. In popular vote, the nearest to a landslide this country has experienced was the year Coolidge defeated Davis. The vote then ran 15,725,010 for Coolidgc to 8,385,586 for Davis. But eight and a third millions is still a mighty sizeable group of folks. In 1944 Roosevelt garnered 27,243,40)6 vtotes to 22,304,755 for Wilkic. In 1948 Truman's total was 24,105,612"to 21,970,065 for Dewey. In 1952 Eisenhower totalled 33,824,351 and Stevenson 27,314,987. No one could doubt that for the general good two parties of near equal strength, or near enough at least so they are a constant threat to each other, are a wonderful asset. In any event, those popular vote figures look a lot better than the kind you see for the dictator countries, where the figures come out something like 67,891,207 to 23. We have often wondered how they determine those minority votes. Probably the Russian-type election board says, "Well, there is 67,891,230 for our man. Better give the other side 23 just to make it look good. Too bud Ihcy won't be here to enjoy it." ^Uctinut Upper pra jHiUuncs 711 E. Call Street—Phone 1100-Algona, Iowa Entered as second class matter nt the postoffli-e at Algona. Iowa, under Act of Congress of March 3. 1BTJ. ^ . . Issued Tuesdays in 1956 By THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Managing Editor C. S. ERLANDER, Advertising Manager NATIONAL EDITORAL sTb ;y /v f HI I Atf MfMBfk ' MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE Weekly Newspaper Representatives, Inc. 404'Fifth Ave., New York 18, N. Y. 333 N. Michigan, Chicato 1, HI. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO. One Year, in ndvanri- - - -- ----- -SjJ JW Roth AlxoiKi papi-is. in (.-onibin'iUiin. per your ... .Sj.Wi Single ,Co|)it-s ...-.- -- - --- 10i; SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year in advance SICK) Both Algona papuis in cuinbin ilion. one your ._.*ii.OO No'subseitplion Irss th;in 0 month's ADVERTISING RATES Display AdviTtUing. per mrli 63e OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER TOO MUCH OR NOT ENOUGH ? By the time this is in print, the Dec. 1 1 vote on the corn referendurn will have been completed, and the corn raisers themselves will, have indicated their preference for a farm program of the future. At least they will have indicated their preference of the two choices given them. And they can still remain entirely out of any program, if they decide to risk the upS and downs of a free and open market price. But things may not continue as they are in the matter of surpluses if we can believe our agricultural economists and statisticians. There will probably be about 210 million people in the U. S. fo feed and clothe by 1975, or a fourth more than the 165 million in mid- 1955, according to USDA economists. These economists think we will need farm production one-third greater than in the 195153 period to meet this future demand, a cheerful thought indeed in the present worries about surpluses. These" economists ^think that cattle and calf production will need to be raised 50%, hogs by 40 r *, sheep by 257r, and that general crop production will have to go up 25%. This, of course, isn't before that 1975 era. The figures given here, however, may partially explain why the price of first class land has increased in value even though the products produced from that land have decreased in total value for the moment. It may also explain why the tendency seems to be to push the small farmer off his land and absorb the land into larger areas, and why some combines of wealth are interested in gaining control of large agricultural areas in the most productive sections of the nation. They may know what the future holds, and realize it is a good, long term investment. GIVE LOVELESS A FAIR CHANCE .Indianola Record-Herald — No misfortune intervening, Hcrschcl C. Loveless will be the next governor of Iowa. As governor he will find himself in about as unfortunate a position as a governor can be. Unlike the "President of the nation, he will nol have a cabinet of-his own choosing to assist in the administration of the stale's functions. A Democrat, he will preside over an executive council (the stale equivalent of a national cabinet) composed entirely of Republicans. 'He will have on his hands a legislature overwhelmingly Republican, not even anywhere nearly, as evenly split us the Congress with which the President will have to gel along. Moreover, he will be governor of a stale in which Ihc local and county governments are about three to one Republican. He will be as completely hemmed in as a chief executive officer can possibly be. Even Ihc Supreme Court will be solidly Republican. However, like the Supreme Court, he will not be charged with making the laws of Ihc state. He can veto bills, but there will be enough Republicans in each house to rcpass them over his veto if they see fit to do so. If Ihc President shall veto a bill, and his party stands by him, it is dead. The Democrats in Congress will not be able to enact legislation without a Republican approval. The veto power will amount lo no.thing with Governor Loveless if the Republicans unite against him. It is the business of the governor to enforce the laws now on the statute books or to be passed by the incoming House and Senate and to administer the routine functions of state government. If given a fair chance, Governor Loveless may do that job with credit to himself, his party and the state. It is heartening to read the statement of Lieut. Governor-elect Nicholas who says that for his part, he proposes to co-operate with the incoming governor of the opposite party in the interest of good government for all Iowa. The Record-Herald opposed the candidacy of Mr Loveless with all the earnestness of conviction. It was our honest belief that neither his campaign nor his record of experience indicated qualifications for the office of governor. The majority of voters have disagreed with us. Their composite judgment may be better than ours.. At any rule, KO lon.ii as we have a free government, the voice of the majority rules. Loveless is to be governor. It has been the long standing policy of this paper to assume, until we sec reason to the contrary, that any candidate elected lo office intends to do an honest job with the utmost efficiency of which he is capable. We follow that assumption with regard to Hersehel Loveless. If he fails to come up to our hopes, we pray it niiiv not bo been use Republican office holders or a Republican legislature throw blocks in hi? way when he is trying his best to perform t lie- duties assigned to him by the .state constitution. He i-. entith d to a fair chance. STRICTLY BUSINESS "Here's tomething cheaper—the breftkfMt food of runnert-upl" Washington DIGEST A. Weekly Summary of "Inside" Information From Washington Sources of Special Interest to The Mid-Wcsi By Jim Edmonds THE FILES OF THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES DECEMBER IS. 1936 » * « The village council at Wesley, during a meeting last week, ordered all slot machines in ppera- tion in. that town to be taken immediately out of action. No court petitions were filed, but the order from the council was immediately followed by thos« affected. * * * A kerosene stove in the kitchen of the home of H. A. Thompson at Burt went on a rampage a n d caught fire Wednesday morning. Mr Thompson, extinguished the blaze with a fire extinguisher before the fire department arrived. Damage to woodwork near the stove was estimated at $100. A defective wide Was given as for the fire. * * » There were few complaints about winter weather in this area despite the fact low readings of -7 and -3 had been registered during the week. Temperatures IOUTH — Tim japer notcs i.s SURPLUS FOOD SCANDAL— Is a .scaridal developing in the government distribution of. surplus foods? Many newspapers this week claimed the answer it, "yes." The Department of Agriculture says "no." The question came to the fore when the- Wall Street Journal carried an extensive article pic- luring alleged wholesale abuses in funnelling of the .surplus foods. The paper claimed a lot of food is gelling into hands of people who are well off instead of just neeqiy folks. It blamed the situation on lack of Kcderal supervision. State and county wqlfare boards have been given a free hand in passing ou* the food, and the Journal s»uys thai as a result-the whole thin£ is becoming immersed in local politics. . j —o— ' BENEFIT FOR SOU surplus food, .(lie p going in slaggermg totals; to southern .'.tales, and in Alabama, for instance, I he paper claims jlhe distribution centers arc i)o\v jokingly called "Eisenhower suucT-iruirkr'ts". and in .Misfeis- ^fepi. at one lum» one-4'onrthj of the state's total, population was recciviii!.; free "vittles." Confronted with the article, a Department of Agriculture sp.>k..'s- nian admitted inost of the tact:. appeared to be true, but, claimed the picture WHS" distorted. He .'-Slid that not over f> percent of the Air- plus food is going to undeserving people. However, IK; admitted several stales hail been suspended from the program lor a lime because of "irrecuiianties" in the manner in which they handled distribution —o — SPENDING TO RISE — Government financial expert.-, are pndietiii;.; Unit the next Federal biidj-jei, bcj.;mnin:; next July 1, will show a rise, perhaps to the Jiishest piiiiit snu'c Korea. The present tiscal year has a sp.'.'ui- iiu; budget ol lit) billion. The liscal I'.Kui i)Uii;;el is expected tc reach 72 billion. ernment went $4.5 billion deeper into the "red ink" during the first tour months of this fiscal year, which began last July 1. That is, Uncle Sam spent that much more than he took in. This, despite an increase in Federal lax collections of 13 percent. Behind The Movie Sets WITH BUDDY MASON Frdcr:d Urposit In^ui riiiioii has issued \'..- GOOD BANKING YEAH — .incc «m- .lini; iws; ,nk> ;lion plus I'.h e nual rvp.irl lor Ihc yeai June :,'.), Isl.'iii. The repor Alter paying divide,id add < d liMi'e than one dollar.-' In Ihi-ir, and undivided profits, "ti^hl-mon. y" p.'ilcy pi»ve(l a banking bn>»n. Total bank assets ruse by ri billion, due tn the increase in loan-', the report says. Dunn", the past year. 1(V. banks ceased 'o operate, but all "but four were inei s.<\\' or c'Ui.-olid'.ited with o'hor banks. Hanks, (ike Co, pi:;-ation ;, ' arc .;;ett ilii; le'.Vt'l but bi-;Kcr. POPULATION GAINS -- Tii HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. — A^ Red Skelton would say, "Disney finally DOOED IT!" -And, it's about time! Disney has shipped his camera-crews off to every corner of thi.^ sphere to gather oddball dat.'-i on interesting humans, their customs a n d strange abodes for his "People and Places" series, released by BiHT.a Vist.i. (o.k.!— -O.K.! So spheres don't have corners!) * * * We had aboul concluded that Disney had missed the most fabulous spot ou 1he> universe. Right in his front yard, too! Like the character who heard so much about the beauty of a forest, in his area, that he chopped clown thousands of tr^es to get a clear view of what turned out to be the clearing on its other side — • we thought Walt Disney couldn't spot his own ''forest" because too much standing timber obstructed his view. We were wrong! * * * When one of Disnoy's globe t roll ing c.imera-crcv.'s reports, they arrive with straw-huts and long-handled underwear. They arc just as likely to plane out for the Antarctic as to lake off for an oasis in the Sahara Desert. This time, they could leave Survival Rations behind and phone their wi\ '..-.'. to keep dinner on a back- burner. Twenty- two miles of I,. A. traffic can haidh i-iiinpc'..' witli a thousand mile trip through the voting p''e- einets of South American headhunters -HUT -the traffic offers more hazards. Be that as it may, .this lime their tick took them to the M-'cea of all Magic Carpets — DISNEYLAND! Census l)i; la.--) \\eeK doin;; .viiin • shows that have been issued i I ,-por: I h,;-, p'l'.ilieran-; riiv : :. 'Jiie report population .MIII-. made by part i.f ,llie country. pM'iiculMi'ly California, Florida. Michigan ' and Texas KV..T.V 10 y'.M's, seats in the House are "ai.portioned" in proportion lo the population u- dctcnnii)"d bv the Ccn^r; Bureau. Ti, next such Censm- come.- in IDiiU, and will dc-tci mine Congressman each i ct in l!)ii:>. and 'low each state can ca t in :l Ciiliiv-jt' tor. All "AlX-YKAIft" l.ill! tin- A Subscription To The i Upper lies ifim •ili-d UH Pe;m. Us. Arkaii:-.!- st.ttcs elm-fly Middle West. Kossuth and Adjacent Area Iowa and The World — $4 $3 GIFT CARD WILL BE SENT WITHOUT EXTRA CHARGE f«»l»Ml»IP>• »»M>»»»*M W fetO^S* •*••* *jt *a ft- '- ;• * -:-'•(.• -v^c *->*•;« r fs.f.r- *& . vole. ; pi'esenl v i vaiiia, and ; in Ihc E RISING?— U'-( ,','Ulll 1 !'• I:I I- 111 li'.p 1 Fill •I:- p J.-tr i in'.' U'iVU 111 -i. it 1 f r I i ,,<•; n^ri The /.iinv 1 a n d civiliz dom i. ha. I- ' in th camcr. -i-.'.ht , Tiny Gc-ppi :. -ir.v. ' Ah-.;: 'J' 1.0::.1,1: IVtc .Jai"leu-;: Tc, cil;i';i Chateau droame:isi!e. TJ: i-iui't Count''V Hlmkcn and Nod: land: an, eld Dull cinlv pi'n' boys set up cameras in a ,'crld ol fun, not a remote hithcrt'i .unlruveled by d men, but a Magic Kingi Anaheim. California, that sic.: over 5,000,000 visitors • p.-i'-t year. Here, their is ci.ptured the strangest seen in all their travels. !(.ok a called b.iat cruise i- Su • vbo'ik Land; visited i-'.-. ViM,j':e. high union:; ;;• Three Little Pan's Kensim;- d Hail; Cmd.;r- nd her spired •y loured Cra/.y from Winken. Alice's Wonder- \\-anderi'd through an landscape. All this I hi b;; a wunnup in- U'uductii'M t;i Disneyland. i * * Cameras poked into every corner, pe-.'kfc: into cvtM'y avenue p!'.:rcd ;di si^h HIU| rcaln ;-ound, sin Disney's u When .--hoot ed and Ih' cameras \\ p , this p'unl. hc-,r that ti ti. rescue (i ha. !.-Ir.n :.." the magic mine of Snow White's Seven Dwarfs; flew over London in a Spanish galleon; floated down a tropical river infested with snapping Crocodiles and curious hippos; rede a Mississippi stern-wheeler through riverboat country and took a stagecoach into the Painted Desert—to mention a few elf our Disneyland adventures. * » « Captain Nemo took us lo the bottom of the sea in his sub marine, "The Nautillus;" we rode a cattle-car around the largest, of the Disneyland railroad lines; watched a Gay Nineties Panicle- band and all; visited a Western Honky-Tonk Dance Hall via the horsedrawn streetcar route: drove a rocketcar around Richfield'? Autopin of the Future—and look a Space Platform trip across a miniature "America" looking down at every large city in oui nation as we raced over them in the stratosphere. It \va.s an experience to remember'. » * i If Walt Disney intended io oui- fantasy the Arabian N i g li t s dreams, he succeeded. By comparison, they become shoddy. We recall thinking that Aladdin might have viewed all this and tossed away his lamp and ring. With Walt Disney running new Fairylands off an iclea-asscmbl\ line, who needs a magic lamp and its Genie-with-the-jcl-biack-hair? Thaftf like taking a horse and buggy to an advance showing o( next year's models of stratosphere roeketships! during the days managed for the most part to get above the fretv.- ing mark, with the result that some of the snow on the ground melted. * * * 6,000 persons were in Algone for the annual Santa Clans Day event. About 2,000 boxes of candy were distributed to children during the afternoon, and lo quote the story in the Upper DCS Moines — "Santa's parade, as advertised, contained Little Red Riding Hood, Old St. Nick himself, his reindeer, a camel which evidently had once been used by the Three Wise Men to carry all three of them at once, and other animals found only in distant lands." That camel must have a honey. * * * Ronald Polter, iwo-year old son of Mr and Mrs Dwight Pottc-v of Portland township, was rushed to Iowa City Wednesday when a peanut became lodged in his windpipe. An operation was performed to remove three small pieces of the peanut and the little fellow was to remain at Iowa City for another week for recuperation. Mis father shiyec! with him at the hospital. * , • One man olonded pniHy lo a charge of uttering a bad check and was sentenced to a year in iail and another was acquitted on an OMVI charge in district court here during the week. * * * Misiloioe Day was being talked about in Algona. Whether or not the plan would ever be put into operation was one of the prime questions of the day. It was proposed 'to hafig mistletoe in every store in town artd if a female was caught standing under same it was up to the nearest male to take advantage of the situation. It was rumored that one salesman heard about the Algona plans for Mistletoe Day in a Newton hotel, and immediately shifted his territory so he could be here when the event occurred. Some of the working girls were in favor of the idea, while others preferred to remain cautious. More later. 9 * * Algona high split a pair of basketball games during the week, picking up a 20-22 win over LuVerne and dropping a 39-10 decision to a strong five from Webster City. High point man in the two games for the locals was Kenny Lynk who tossed in a total of 17 points. St. Cecelia's downed Wesley 2G-10 and St. John's of Bancroft. 31-28 in an overtime during the week. Ed Thissen topped the local:; in each game with a 21 point total. * ••> r. Business at the Algona liquor .-tore dropped to $<!,!!B2.12 in November from $0.0:55.0,") the previous month, but prospects pointed to a banner month in December. DEER A 10 point buck deer was killed on the highway near the entrance to Oak Grove stptc park, near Alton, in a collision with a tvuck. Hotel you'll be glad you did inneapo In the very center of the city — near depots, [theaters, whglesab district and all shopping. Air-Conditioned Rooms- Radio — TV available. Dining Room, Coffee Shop,j Cocktail Lounge. Garage Service. 35O modern rooms, moderately pricod Loslio F. Long, Mgr. rylipnesota. t and ri,-" and delight in .nld of fanlusy with and Technicolor. ir. 1 . hud bc°n eoniplet- a^i.^nnient finished e packed away. At if you're waiting to c erew h.urricd home nin'i's, simmering on •:, you're wrong! This sr world-wanderers i ftr.-.i'e 1 'Vi rv sU'p of (heir «vi mil on -: t"ur. Tins time for thr-r < )\VN cnjoymi'iit unhain- i)'-. ;i h ' c.iii'oras ;:ii 1 ueal'l » * Moav -•woitders hav« expanded ])i,-;iey'.-, fairs kingdmn sinci- vuui' Hollywood errand-hoy l.i-l •;aj'i,i his u'.iv tiiruii'-ii i\.-- IIKU-.C FOOD ideas FOR HOLIDAY HOSPITALITY Give a Delicious-Dessert Party Ang«l loll Cak*—Prepare a package of angel- cake mix according to directions, hake in 4-quart oven-proof bowl, cool as usual. Now for instant frosting, a sprinkle of toasted coconut. Top with a glittering tree ornament and treat all hands to ice-cold Coca-Cola. Iced Splee Cake —Bet you're the first hostess in town to "ice" your spice cake with fluffy- whipped cream cheese! Tastes as bright as Coca-Cola. Frothed with cream and powdered sugar, the cheese goes into n help- yourself bowl. Surround with squares of spice cake and m-m-m!—that calls for Coke! FAMILY-SIZE KING-SIZE REGULAR-SIZE And Here's the Happiest Idea for Holiday Entertaining— Now you'll find there art 1 ,'i party- perfwt ways to bring home the Coke. Yes- you can enjoy the famous quality of Coca-Cola in Regular-Size, King-Siie, Family-Size too! M CotV«" U a r«gltl«red trodv-irmrk. Copyright 1956 Th« Coca-Colo Company FAMILY Bring home the Colo ! KINO Bottled under (authority of The Coca-Colo Company by Mineral Sp-'ings Coca Colo BoKliny Co., Humbcldt, la.

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