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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, December 18, 1956
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2-Atgdna (to.) Upp*r Dei M«in«i De$ utome$ fNi CORN REFERENDUM Just what might be deduced from results of the recent corn referendum in which corn-raising farmers expressed a choice of two programs for corn production wilt give us something to discuss the rest of the winter. There must; be some reasons why the two- thirds majority was made mandatory. Probably because the soil bank plan wouki have little chance of any luccess without at least a two- thirds participation. One oi the peculiar things about the vote was that the heavier corn growing states, \vith the exception of Illinois^ seemed to shy away from the Soil Bank and Benson for the next three years. In fact in our own area, the Vote was heavily ih favor of the acreage allotment program. We note that Minnesota, Missouri and South Dakota, also corn raisers of some prominence, agreed that to place their future solely in the hands of Mr Benson was somewhat dangerous and they didn't do it. Marginal corn growing areas, it might be noted, seemed in favor of the" Soil Bank, probably because their own corn crops would not be big producers and 'the Soil Bank payments wbuld exceed their potential income from corn or its by-products. At least that is a reasonable supposition. One farmer perhaps expressed the opinion of many when he said he was votiVig for acreage allotments, w.hich' he considered the lesser of the two evils. FHE 1957 CALENDARS Our annual crop of 1957 calendars has begun to. arrive, and while no pictures of Marilyn Monroe have been received, the assortment is still interesting. A quick look at the 1957 calendar shows that there .will be only two Fridays the 13th during 1957, one in September and another in December. Christmas will be on a Wednesday, and Thanksgiving on a Thursday, later than this^ year. Memorial Day also falls on ii Thursday, and Easter Sunday is April 21, making it one o£ the latest dates- in some years. Memorial Day falls on Thursday. The 1957 calendars seem to run to pictures of outdoor scenes and of animals, both of which wear well. The scantily clad damsels; evidently have fallen off in popularity, on calendars at least. ' OVer the years special days of observance have gradually .been .added to the calendar so that hardly ..a' week passes without some special occasion being observed. Let us hope no new ones will have to be added after 1957. * * - * Well, ihe air force is out one guided missile. lost somewhere in the jungles of Brazil. And down in Brazil, who knows; perhaps a crowd of naked tribesmen right now are standing around, looking at it and wondering where it came from, and just about as puzzled as the air force is as to ivhere it went. 111 E. Call Street— Phone 1100-Algona, Iowa Entered as second class matter at the postofClce at Algona. Iowa, under Act ot Congress of March 3. 1879. _ . Issued Tuesdays in 1956 By TOE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Managing Editor C, S. ERLANDER, Advertising Manager NATIONAL EDITQRIAl K'liA'f" MtMB£» MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE Weekly Newsoaper Representatives, Inc. 404 Fifth Ave., New York 18, N. Y. 333. N. Michigan, Chicago 1, 111. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO. One Year, in advance S.'t.OO Both Al«aa papers, in combination, per year ...? Single Copies - - lOc SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSJDE KOSSUTH One Y^ar in advance Sl.OO Both Algona papers in rombinntion. one year ...$6.00 No subscription less than 8 months. ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per im-h 63c QFf ICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER OIL LIFT TO EUROPE The government's master plan has ''finally been issued for the emergency oil lift to Europe. Among other things it will cost the American taxpayer about one billion dollars, and for the U. S. oil firms it will be a wonderful new gold mine, one that they did not ask for however, but which because of a blundering foreign policy fell directly into their laps.. • For some strange reason that history has yet to explain, the United States a year ago urged Great Britain to get out, of Suez. In Tact we brought enough pressure on our allies .on this point, so that they did finally ;agrer. 4o get out. Within months after the British withdrew their troops, Nasser's "nationalization" of the canal took place. This in turn precipitated s\ich a crisis that Britain and France followed Israel's move into the Sinai peninsla with their own ill-fated invasion of Port Said and the western end of the canal. This in turn brought about an international crisis which for a week or twp ; had all the earmarks of the start of Wor.ld War : III. ? Orte' can only wonder if-all ; df. this would 'have happened if our own fdreign pdlicy Had kept its hands off of Suez, if we had not tried to play footsie with Nasser in the beginning by urging the British to withdraw the only "law and order" force in the Suez zone, and let nature take its course until the 1960's when the canal was to revert tc Egyptian control anyway. But we didn't, and we now have the spectacle of the canal being blocked, of oiir own tankers being brought out of mothballs, of our 6wn oil reserves being depleted, of American taxpayers footing the bill for the oil lift to western Europe, and of a very likely increase in the domestic price of gas and oil. And what have we achieyed by any of this? It is doubtful if we have earned the title of "Big Brother" to the Arabs, nor have we found ourselves on the inner circle with Nasser and Egypt. We now have a breach in the western allies; we have a crisis in the U. N.; and we are faced with the immense task of now keeping western Europe supplied with oil and of financing the entire task. > Hindsight-"is always better than foresight. But had we not 'upset, the Suez applecart in the beginning, the course of events might have been dangerous. * * * WHO'S RUNNING THE WHITE HOUSE? Watsonville (Calif.). Regisler — Angry spokesmen lor the Eisenhower Administration get even more purple in the face when it- is suggested that the military "chain of command" system is perhaps not the ideal way to operate the government of a republic. Certainly many White House details can be handled efficiently by Sherman Adams and his staff. But the people of the United States didn't elect Sherman Adams President. The impression we've been given, in assorted magazine articles is that Mr Adams, as Mr Eisenhower's assistant, is right on top of things in the inner councils of the Government, and that even when Mr Eisenhower is absent or ill the devoted and able Uncle .Sherman is there to see that all goes well. Fine and dandy, maybe. But consider this paragraph from U. S. News and World Report: "Sherman Adams, Assistant to the President, is so busy these days that it took a high-ranking member of the President's own staff two full days to get Mr Adams on the telephone." How do you like that? While the President and Vice President are busy elsewhere, the "Assistant President" is so busy with business and politic combined that he won't even talk to other members of what is called the "White House team." Who do you suppose is running the White House these days — the chief telephone operator. « « * RESIST WITHHOLDING Denison Bullelin — It's not enough that we pay state staxes, but now it has been suggested we collect them too. At least that is the gist of a proposal to adopt a withholding plan on a stale basis. The admitted purpose of a payroll withholding, system is to get at the problem of tax delinquency, but according to several sources, the State Tax commission has ways and means under existing procedures for collecting sums now claimed to be delinquent — at a lesser cost. A proposal of thi.s sort should IK- resisted. It not onlv creates an additional burden on the taxpayer, but dlampens the tax consciousness of tho taxpayer. The state tax income is not so large that state agencies cannot easily handle its collection. * * * lotal 'mpther," after giving a copy of "What Every Young Girl Should Know" to her dauhter, discovered later that the daughter was writing a letter to the book publisher suggesting a couple of dozen corrections and additions. All "AIX-YKAR" Glftt • •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••I A Subscription To The Upper Kossuth and Adjacent Area Iowa and The World — $4 G£T CAID W«U tf $f NT WITHQMT EXTRA $3 STRICTLY BUSINESS "TM» U my lunch hour. If you w*nt to bawl me oirt, it oo company, timtl" Washington DIGEST A. Weekly Summary of "Inside" Information From Washington Sources of Special Interest to The Mid-West By Jim Edmonds WHEEL CHAIR SENATOR — ft lias been kept confidential for weeks, but one of the leading Democratic senators will have to appear on the. Hill for reorgrin-r i/ation in January in a wheel chair. He is Matthew Neely of West Virginia. Neely fractured his hip last month and the accident has been kept secret by attendants' at the Bethesda Naval Hospital where lie is confined. Because of the thin margin, of Democratic control in the (J. S. Senate, Ncoly is .-letorniiivd to be at the reorganization session a' any cost. The senator will prob~; ably return to the hospital after his wheel-chair appearance. BENSON UNIVEHSED —. Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Benson the other day possibly seemed ; to give .vtiengib to the report ho may soon leave the Cabinet. The secretary replied in the affirmative when one reporter asked at Benson's press conference ,if there would be some reorganization in the secretary's office 'next' year. And when anotne'v reporter prodded: "Ail the way to the top?" Benson smilucl and said he couldn't answer thqt "just now." Incidentally, Benson reflected honesty and sincerity at the press meeting', but this reoorter was impressed with something else— the Agriculture Secretary didn't seem to have the. answers for most-of the basic questions put to him by the newsmen ... —o— STASSEN'S FUTURE — YJU may discard all that talk that "Pcate Secretary" Harold Stas- aen is getting the gate. Intormed White House sources, told this department that President Eisenhower has assured he wants the Minnesotan to stay at his Cabinet-ranked post. Rumoi> still persist that btas- scn's "dump Nixon" drive- o! pre- convention days was undertaken with Wi'iite House blessing 10 resolve public sentiment concerning Nixon. It tiiis is i rue, me scheme worked -— .sentiment .jelled fpK the vice president. .. MISCELLANY — An in\ estimation i.i in the making tor a thorough look into reports of large - scale overcharging by finance companies who sell insurance through their own films The Russians are still play in;; f'.ioisiu with Tito's regime despite the friction over there. One example: The Soviet's ambassador ,in Washington paid, his warm: respects ,at a recent 1 Yugoslav' .embassy party given in the name of Tito ... Negro leaJors urc tinsel by the invi-'siiijHtiun of Hep. Allan; l j o\ve!l s income U:x records . . . It is foil that should the Hark-m congressrn;i!i bo convicted on i: lax charge, the prestige o! Negroes in high office; \vouid receive a sjvere s^tbawk-. -.. RUBBER STOCKPILE — The ••'i/.L of. UncU/ Sum's ."sKx-kpik-i >il mt'fals arid other matt-rial.-; r :hvt>udt:d in secrecy, but now ;tm t'vn a little light leaks through Last week J"lm L. Collyer ckairnnii'i ot the B. F. Goodrich, I'ubb'.M- Co., estimated that S'-JJC. million uf tho taxpayer?,' mon.'Y 'las bt'on u.vM t i buy anrl stuck- IJ'le natural I'ubber. and that Mo 1 in.; it costs 'tim million a year. Co'hvr urged the uovtmrm-Mi u> nit its lii;;.se.; on the stockpiling by sflling some of it before it.- m.'irki't price fails further. The t"t.'i! in (lit- stockpile is ;ih.>u' twice the qu.Hntitv consumed in Ih.e U.S. in the entire yea,- 19,);i THIRD TERM BAN — Slnm- gely enough, there i.; mu. 1 jihirv \\ hriv both p'.luicul p.'iitic- arc liit-rtiiig on ;i common 'jivtiml prim 1 to til?' reconvening of Con' m'l-ss. Bdh Democratic anj itcnn'ulican party (cyders are e.x- unvsing the view thct it won!:'. i>o wl'l !o repeal Ihe "no thir.l ii-r'ii'' li;:n en a President. pi;ic.'( i in tin- laws ol the nat.imi by ;. Rvt aUl.ic : .uv CuMgi-es.--. Siucc il'u-ii. ' I lit the time it was passed the Republican majority somehow felt that they were making impossible a repetition of something like the Roosevelt era. WHAT'S FREE? — The most oupular cookbook ever, printed — the 00-puge "Family Fare." Simply send 'postcard with name and address and title of the bo'ik. to: Department of Agriculture. Washington 25, D. C. FROM THE FILES OF THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES DECEMBER 22, 133S .> Dick IJssi, ^who v/as a student : at'Iowa U., arrived home for the holidays with a "guest." Rex Iff, chapter mascot of Dick's fraternity and also mascot for the university's athletic teams, was the fellow spending time with the Posts. He was a Great Dane, which was reportedly as large as a Shetland pony and twice as Hungry. Rumors that Rex was unfriendly were quickly dispel'led when Dick took him up town so he could meet and influence people in front of Barry's Monday Dick's mother was not quite sure whether it was advisable to have a hungry guest home for the holidays. » * * A transient, J. Manz, was going to have his Christmas dinner in the county jail. He was sentenced to 15 days following his arrest on a charge of stealing another man's overcoat from a cafe here Dec. 18. Justice II. B. White heard the case and levied the sentence. * * * About 50 person's took part in a' fox hunt sponsored by the Burl chapter of the county conservation league Sunday morning. Two foxes were rounded up in the hunt which was conducted near the Herman D?.u farm south of Burt. * « 4 The marriage license business at the county clerk's office took a pre-Chriatmas upswing, with no less than seven licenses issued in the past five days. Some of tho young couples established homes just in time to decorate for the yule season. ^ * • The 12-year old son of Mr and Mrs Jesse Anderson of St. Joe. was playing with a whistle recently and swallowed it. It lodgi-d in one of his lungs, but was re- movoci by doctors at Fort Dodge. The lacl showed no ill effects. It's a sauoe a salad dressing and 3 spread! Made by KRAFT Iron the one and only MIRACLE WHIP end special pickle Sandwich Spread from the experience. Another «hild of the Andersons, a daughter, Mavis, was cjuite sick with pneumonia last week, but was imp 1 roving. * * * Mild weather continued to hold in the county, with, a high reading of 47 and low,of 19 degrees registered during the week. According to all available weather information, Christmas was to be fair and clear, with no more snow forecast. * * * < Eileen Hilsleadi, daughter of the manager of the Cummings- store in Algona. was helping at the store during the holiday rush. One day last week one of the other clerks infornied Eileen it was time to take inventory, and one of the items to be checked on was the coal supply in - the basement. Eileen was sent to trc basement where she began counting every piece of coal, until someone softened up and told her it was all a big joke. BIO JOKE! » * • * . A brown ford coupe was cause for much discussion'here during (he \ve°k. The auto was parked in front of the Ben Franklin stofe for several days and nights, and visions of murder, missing persons and kidnapping entered many persons' thoughts. The whole matter was cleared up when the owner, who no one seemed to see, got in and drove away and relieved the tension. * • - * * Plant for Misiletoe Day in Algona fell with a loud thud when it was discovered enough mistletoe to make the idea click could not be delivered in time for Christmas here. It Was promised by some of the would-be promoters of the : idea that the order for mistletoe would be sent in early next year. Behind The Movie Sets WITH BUDDY MASON Hollywood, Calif.—Starting off a movie column with a tip to furniture dealers? It's unheard of! However, any readers who have bookcases to sell should compile a prospect-list of Hollywood correspondents. Something new has been added to' the publicists' art. By way of calling attention to films that have been adapted Irom books, they've- been mailing copies of tho published work to columnists who cover Hollywood. V V $ One of the most interesting books arrived just prior to the release of Paramoiint's "War and Pcccc." *At one'time, or another, almost everyone has obtained Count Leo Tolstoy's famous, but lengthy, novel and started on an adventure in reading. In fact, anv catch-as-catch-can discussion en the contents of "Waif and Peace" will attract more imoTrn(*d "critics" than an umpire's bordcf- Jine : decision at fctabett's Field* That is, if the topic never wa&f ,devs past the middle of. thfe book. Up to this point, any Wednesday Evening Literary Cir'oup strikes pay-dirt. Then, quite suddenly, everyone remembers a forgotten appointment. The topic comes down with a thundering case" of mute.-lcprosy and, all comment takes detours up blind alleys to escape quarantine. The experts hasten home to take a roast irom the oven — or turn off the water left running in a shower. * » * Paramount comes io ihe rescue of a large segment of the reading public by releasing this film version of "War and Peace" At least, those folks who nev'ei finished the last half of Tolstoy's ponderous tome will at last discover what happened on all the pages they loft uncut! a » * In addition, Ihey now have another short-cut method of completing the novel. The booh we received was a fascinating, condensed adaption by Bernard Geis. Usin" still-photos from the film version and boiling down the original text high-points intc captions, the Frederick Fell publishing house achieves a format that captures your interest. It bears a strong resemblance to the picture-story formulae used so successfully by ''Life" and •"Look" magarines to distill a compact pictorial - essay Irom every type of coverage. * if * A welcome departure "in bock condensation, this format could well start a trend. Any busy man could keep abreast of his wife's reading if long books lint "Gone With The Wind" had brief, picture-story, companion editions. With, of course, "HIS' 1 and "HERS" bod;-jackets! » * * From Ihere lo "Instant Classics" is but a short, midget-sizo step, and—if the midget is a tcetotalo- —it's a step in the right direction. Who knows? If Frederick Fell can compress "War and Peace'' into a volume about half-an-inoh thick, one small boy could bo pressed into service to deliver The Five Foot Shelf of Haivarc' Classics. There we go again! Wr sttrl out with the bjst o!' intentions to offer a helping hanct to bookcase manufacturers—only tc end up inaking a suagwtion that mi«hr cause all theii five-foot bookcase models to bceonx: obsolete! * * n Thai's ihe trouble wi'h Progress. It must leave a ftw casualties in its wake. Evrn i' Mr. Harvard clecid;\l !•> ;u!ci ;. picture-story edition, instead oi having it replace the 5-foot collection, they'd still have to ivt-.iol for wider bookcase ni'oduction. •» » * Conversely, twin volumes ^Of varying thickness would He^'a boom to families with growing children. One Harvard Cla.T-Jc under the South end of Junioi, may bring him up to mr" -4|i> - level with his oatmeal bowl. Thrt's fine! But, the boy doesn't grow fast enough to graduate up onto n secondsflassic in a single, sudden boost, That's 1 where your '\k inch edition will bolster a kid through the awkward stage. Then, too, raising Junior on two different editions of the Harvard Classjcs should furnish him with a sofici background. * • * At any rale, we're truly grale- fu! for our picturi/.ed shortcut through "War and Peace." Now we can converse with proofreaders and linotyuers without feeling inferior. There was a time when only college professors and the boys who .set' up and proofed "War and Peace" actually KNEW HOW IT ENDED'! 'JDM Classifieds Pay Dividends My building containing several retail stores, was gutted by fire recently. The fire insurance, covers Ihe loss, and ihe cost of rebuilding Ihe interior. Could I have had insurance io pay me ihe $2,000 in lost rentals and overhead during ihe 6 months ii will be occupied ? For the answers to your insurance questions, feel free to call me at the Bohannon Insurance Agency, Phone 103. We're book- inp Hy-Line chick orders for the next hatching season. Order now. You can still get your favorite hatch date. Don't delay. Be sure you get tho extra profits Hy-Lines offer. FOR YO'JR WESLEY ALGONA FOOD ideas FOR HOLIDAY HOSPITALITY Turn packaged "quickies" into party dishes InitaH* Pumpkin Pi*- A batch of instant butterscotch pudding, 1% cups canned pumpkin, traditional seasonings. Turn into a baked pie shell, frost with whipped cream—and it's ready to "cook" in your refrigerator. Better check your stock of Coca-Cola—its great taste is always in great demand 1 8pe«dy Meat Tart*—Large, crispy brown-and- serve rolls, fresh from the oven ... just hollow 'em out and pile in a spicy meat spread! Top with sauce—cream, tomato or curry. Here's the greatest taste going—a pepper-hot dish with ice-cold Coca-Cola. Coke has a way with food you'll like! FAMILY-SIZE KING-SIZE REGULAR-SIZE And H«re'« the Happhil Idea for Holiday Entar- falnlng—Now you'll find there are 3 party- perfect ways to bring home the Coke. Yes—you can enjoy the famous quality of Coca-Cola in Regular-Size, King-Size, Family-Size tool Copyright 1956 Th« Coco-Colo Company) FAMILY Bring home the Coke! lottlod undtr authority of Th» Coca-Colo Company by KINO Mineral Springs Coca Colo Bottling Co., Humboidi, la. INMMW

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