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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, July 11, 1957
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wet tte$ utomes i'gl' " " " ' :'''""""n-|i.iM.|- l iiiiiiiiiiii i ,,, It's "Rldikalus Days", You Know, In Algona, July 12 & 13th WELCOME TO "CLEAN BOMB" Things were beginning »o worry people, especially people who live around the Nevada area where he have been testing our atomic bombs, so it was indeed welcome to read the announcement that we can do lets worrying, now that we are coming along nicely with a "clean" bomb. HATS OFF TO ADMINISTRATION One of the most astute deals Ift many a year was recently enacted in Washington, giving us all a remarkable insight into the high intellectual level and the responsible fiscal thinking now dominating our national government. We refer, of course, to the approval given to the Idaho Power Co. for construction of three small dams along the Snake River on the Idaho- Oregon border. In the first place, of course, this particular area of the United States is wild, rugged, almost a nuisance to have around, you might say. There might be a few queer characters who A "clean" bomb is so-called because it has . , only a small ratio of radio-active fission products would like to have some of the country remain as compared either to its blast power or its wi ' c ' ar| d rugged, or see a dam erected by the tritium production. The "dirty" uranium or A- Federal government which would provide three bomb process yields products that find their times the power of the-small dams at lower cost, way into the human body. So, briefly put, ona< P a / for itself ovdr a period of years, bul "clean" bombs are big bombs, but not all big fortunately they are rnostly folks in the Idaho bombs are "clean" bombs. Oregon-Washington State area who aren't to( STRICTLV BUSINESS This should be clear enough to anyone with we " versed In things in general. In fact they had a lick of sense. Obviously, If we are going to have a "clean" bomb then, all that is required is to make bigger bombs which cost more money. To be sure,- the cleanliness of the bomb refers only to Its radioactive fallout. Referring to a bomb as a "clean" bomb does not mean that one can loiter around in the vicinity where one Is going to be exploded. That is, don't loiter unless your Insurance policies are all in order and your will Is deposited In a good, safe place, preferably a long way from where the "clean" bomb Is about to be tested. In the meantime, Admiral Radford as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Admiral Strauss as chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission are keeping one eye on their nice, new, ihlny atomic weapons, and the other on Harold Stassen over In London who now seems to be working on a possible disarmament agree- ,nent of some type. * * * TRUCKS OWN THE ROADS Our state legislature recently passed a law which now allows trucks In Iowa to be 50 feet long, instead of the former 45 feet. There are some misguided citizens in Iowa who seem to feel that this is not a good thing. They wonder why trucks are being allowed to be longer, when they already are a major highway problem. The poor, misguided souls cannot understand why a gasoline transport truck -bailing down the 18 foot highways should not have an undisputed right to travel with its left wheels right on the center line, and why the cross- country transport with caboose attached should puff up hills at 20 miles an hour holding up a stream of traffic, only to zoom down the other side at 60 miles an hour with the pleasure cars still nicely lined up behind and unable to get by. Don't these people know that trucks pay license fees that are higher than regular pleasure cars? Don't they know that these big trucks use more gasoline or diesel fuel than an average car and therefore are paying more gasoline taxes? Just because the roads are built with mon- the temerity to vote some Democrats into office in the last election, and let that be a lesson to them I Anyway, the Idaho Power Co. (whose headquarters are in Augusta, Maine), has graciously consented to accept this piece of real estate from Uncle Sam, and will make no charge to the government for this service. The power company is willing to exploit this resource without charging the U. S. Treasury ono cent. But our government is not without its appreciation for this service, either. Construction of the three dams will cost the Idaho Power Co. an estimated $130 million dollars to build. To show that generosity is not a one-way street, the government has agreed to a rapid tax write- off subsidy to aid the construction of the dams for the Idaho Power Co. It is officially estimated that this approved tax write-off will save the power company $83.5 millions in taxes, so the three new dams will only cost the company $46.5 millions. The company is hopeful that this cost will be returned from the electricity it sells within the five-year period during which it will be getting the fast tax write-off. There is one comparison worth making. Way back when the United States came within an inch of selling Muscle Shoals to Henry Ford, Presidents Coolidge and Hoover advocated it, ts§ ettmifieftetta 1 for teittisd with twry ymrhg§ter of **!!** in ^tfainto* to the Importance in his years at the public the reasoa fbt- ind-eased, studios, including Mickey Rotm- rates tor yottng driters and the ey, Freddie Bartholomew, flobby need tot careful Driving oft the Drisroll and George ("Foghorn") part of these ytJuthful drivers. Winslow Not only does the ad explain the Billy Curtis began his Holly- reasdfts, but we feel the person wood career when he wai Signed writifig it presented the case ift a very plain manner . It would also seem to us that /this ad should solve a lot of the problems which agents run into regarding the insuring of youthful drivers. We would certainly in New York arid sent to the arid interesting west coast for a part in one of the Hal Roach comedies. Curtis liked California and his many new friends in the film colony. He wanted to stay but acting chores were loo infrequent. When he discovered that ho be interested in the opinion o'f could filf in his time with "stand- the people in the community re- in work and double for children without losing his status as an actor, Billy took up permanent residence. "Argyll'* planning a major offensive in the earden thU vearl" Congressman Goad's Comments 6ih District @eftgf0ssmtfl Ftom lows JUpotti Ofi Washltifioit AtlMfiw ®&®38^^ METALS PRODUCERS IN CRISIS The recent editions of the Wall Street Journal have been bringing to light the serious status in which the mining industry fiftds itself. There have been many mines shut down recently and the ILst is getting longer by the day. The domestic price for zinc in this country has riow gone dowri to 10 cents a pound which is the lowest price on zinc since May of 1654. Zinc prices have dropped a drastic 3',£c per pound since May 6 of this year which is one of the worst drops in history. During this same period copper prices, here -and, , abroad, haye fallen to the lowest point in four i years. And yet, our imports on Hollywood, Calif.—Meet Billv n. *t « «M n i j various metals continue at the Curtis, one of the biSe" mile P, Wa I fs ' \-$ he H aevcn " csh ; and world price levejand we wonder men in Hollywood ^- ood - l!lll P utlans and Stlow why our people here at home suf- • Billy is exactly four feet two fer. It is obvious if a ton of ,a inches tall. If you take a man's given metal can be purchased measure with only a tailor's tape, from a foreign source at $30 per Billy Curtis is small. By all oth- ton it will be very difficult for er standards he is a large order our American metals industry to of concentrated man. try to produce the same metal for At his job of doubling for chil- garding both the ad and the editorial. Sincerely yours, Roy L. Ewen Underwriter United Fire & Casualty Company Cedar Rapids, Iowa Behind The Movie Sets WITH BUDDY MASON He bought a big house In Santa Monica, across the street from the late Irvin S. Cobb and Jet the casting offices know that he was available. Assignments were forthcoming immediately. He and his famous humorist neighbor soon became fast, friends. A friendship that lasted until the great writer's passing. Another association of ' ; long and pleasant duraliofl was formed when Walt Disney picked Billy to model for the cartoon character of Happy in Disney's Snow While and the Seven White herself embarked on a n&i-wide publicity tour in con- with the picture. Billy the troupe as its "flying y _ $240 milllo .MORE than last wu minion MUKJ-, man jant (Today's column is devoted entirely to Washington spending). THE MONEY BLUES — No . . at he'll be shelling out more $ 2 53 million moreT" executive oN money to Uncle Sam next year ficc of the Pres ident. one million no .. .. . , . dollars more; State Department Despite the pained cry for $ H mil u on more; military spend- r*r\nr\m\r frr»r« *Vio m.QD0frv<-t4r» «1I . j.~ - _ ' " 1 "* VMi J r ^^v.»i« the higher American price. This is another instance where we must force the world price dren, Billy Works with Hollywood's top-bracket stunt men and rates their professional re- KOTEKBA - This is. what the government ii^^^r^vi^o^iSS Kt,*llke "ffi ^niaS'S Wpifar* tr °V s level of world P rices — tle People," he finds that parts "Ciit«C Itft^tnWl n*m r*n. f n « I^.nu n » 4t^ A V. _ £«._ J! __ fua.l! .— 1 .. .. 1> which are so far American standard is unthinkable. OFFER BILL TO INCREASE SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM economy from the grassroots, all that President Eisenhower has beneath the for diminutive players are few of living it and far between. Faced with this fact, Hollywood's tiny Thespians work as stand-ins for children in the long intervals between roles. Many take over the stunt work, $2 5 BILLION •r*»v oiuj-iivym asked for and then some — so on. will be spent in this new fiscal year. —o— Cuts Misleading — Don't let all those stories about Congress slashing the budget mislead you. but a senator stopped it. from Nebraska George Norris Today, you see, we have developed a much better senso of fair play. We don't even try to sell public resources to private companies, we just give them away so that they will no longer or be trouble the bureaus of government, bother to the people in general. Our nation can sleep soundly, knowing that if our present wise and far-sighted administration stays in power long enough, government expenses of administering publicly-owned lands will soon be much less, as soon as we can give it away to someone. COMMANDO KELLY SOUNDS OFF Charles E. (Commando) Kelly, World War II medal of honor winner, had some pretty harsh ey that mostly comes from the general public things to say about a number of organizations, doesn't mean for one minute that we cannot last week, let them build trucks longer. In fact, If they'll also build them just a little wider It will so|ve a lot of problems; then no pleasure cars will dare travel on the highways at all. If this happens, we will have the railroads completely discontinuing their freight trains as all freight traffic goes by truck* and restoring their pas. senger service as people start riding trains again rather than take their chances on the highways. Emmeisburg Democrat — An attraction of smaller towns has been their freedom front the teenage gangs and hoodlurrjisrn of big cities. We hope U stays that way. Upper $U>* III E. Call Straet—Ph. CY 4^SS8^Algona. Iowa Entered M second plait nutter at the poatoKice *t Alfona, Iowa, under Act ot Congress ol March a. 1879, THE UPPER- PES MOWE^PUBUS&IWG CO. « e. C. S. Managing Editor Advertising Manager f B5PRESEWTATIVE *^ »*f*****nl^M^»** w^wi ji*R?» ftew Yoik 18, N. Y. «, Cmcego I, III Now the father of six kids, the Commando says he has no time for the American Legion, V.F.W., other veteran groups, or the Red Cross. He says any man with six kids just doesn't have time for any of them, which is probably right. His chief objection to the service organizations is that "they lust end up in drinking parties." Asked his opinion of the Red Cross, Kelly said "I |ust don't give them nothing." Kelly said his dislike of the organization stemmed from wartime days, when .he was asked several times to pay for coffee and doughnuts. To make things complete, Commando said he thought the woman's groups in military service were a waste of time and a nuisance. We'll say one thing for Kelly, he has a good Irish nqme, and be'll need it, after taking on all the various assorted group listed above with one blast. * * * FREE MAIk PRODUCES DEFICITS Alexandria. Minn. "Echp" -— The issue of increasing the postage on U. S. mails is going lo be a prominent one before the present session of congress is over, It is possible that the rate will be raised. However, the federal government is sending a multitude of mail which has no. postage mark or stamp. Hundreds of millions of pieces of mail are being sent free by different departments of the government. If these departments were required to put stamps on these letters it is estimated that there would hardly be any shortage in the post office department. Of course, the government would have to furnish the stamps to these many departments but it would show in the final outcome that government mailing is costing mast of the shortage now reported. That is why we wish to ask if it is fair for the civilian users of the mails to pay for the cost of sending the free government mail? It would be an eajjy matter for the postoffices over the nation to count all the free government letters and other mail that go through for free. Through the course of twelve months that amount would reach billions erf pieises of mail. We urge the postmaster general to get the country's many post offices to count these free and toys give «s an indication of For weeks, headlines read: "House Cuts Millions from Budget." But that was just one branch of Congress. The House The Big Question — The big Question is: "Why can't Congress cut down?" Well, in the first place, of that money has already authorized in previous sessions O f school of Congress — long-term spending, as it were. The other is that the govern— and our nation's This last week I introduced bill as well, and double the children H. R. 8486 which would amend in dangerous scenes, the National School Lunch Act —o— to increase the minimum protein requirements for lunches. At the moment. Billy is standing-in for seven year-old Kevin A versatile actor and all around entertainer, Curtis frequently appears on television and nets in motion pictures, lie recently completed a dramatic in "Mnn of n Thousand film biography of Lon with whom ho once worked in "The Unholy Three." Billy will jump from ;i TV comedy routine to u diiMse-rous stunt and go from thf-rr- into n tough acting role, handling all with remarkable brillnni'o. And, you may rest ns-'urod that whatever the undertaking m;iv bo, little 'four-foot-two Billy Curtis will givd it "stature!" minimum nutritional requirement of not less than 2 ounces of protein for the most popular of Representatives substanUany ft"LlsTorever growTng "Then throu Sh this program. cut foreign aid, agriculture, de- £° r "^howerto^kTfrfce, There CrC3Se ° f ' ° UnCe ° f Dr ' lense. commerce and so on. i._ -.«« -n.- __ ' , . riii, A i -i • «£»**•*»•'» ^^ »*•** j*.wi -vJiu ivt: v ill Ihe present law provides a Corcoran on Walt Disney's fron- ,„„«„,„ r,,.^,f,^.,i „„„„!,.„ tjer dr fl( .. Old Yeller." This marks his 23rd year plying his T-. -• ~ it ,n-c> off-beat trade. As the children ,„,„ , , During the 1956- outgrow young juvenile roles, - 1957 school year, there were ap- Billy watches them graduate to proximately 1.8 billion meals adult parts. '.'They all grow up," - served to school youngsters Curtis says, "but me." I'm 50 - through this program. An in- vears nlH nnrf T hnvon't wnrind nr, KILLED Robert Miller of near Marion, was killed recently when n big oil tank blew up near Prairie- street oiling project. 160 million '' CrCaSG ° f I me prote !? f °£ d ex P and th are more remote from their cons- total win HP 179 tituents than are the congressmen u —restored a substantial part of the budget cuts. ; this year, the —o— >• • • • •• "TuTgled the budget uut;a oiiuw a ucuicctoc. rnnrp rnnnov But when the smoke clears you ""AH TxS • * * . . . . . .__•' ^Vll CAdiTl LJj cheese in the amount of over 56,000 tons per year. • „ _ _, The school lunch program is ,i ( Pressure Groups — The other providing, in many instances, the ^ason is: Bowing to hungry pres- best and main) meal.of participat- • j -n ff »VA. iJOXn4- A.. J * '' ' ' ' years old and I haven't varied an inch since boyhood." —o— Billy is on his second of kid stars. He frequently discovers that he's working with the son of one of his former childstars. He's GASOLINE 'At Linden, Jon Coulter, 8, has learned about flames and gasoline. He threw some gas on a trash fire. The heat molted the frames of his glasses but his been injuries were not too serious. The truth is that the reductions are simply bookkeeping manipulations — complex, long-drawn out. more in benefits than vious year. —n— 1,000 Tax Bills — 1,000 bills have been introduced <t^ 9( L BaCkl09 - ~r?° - Under ' expenditures of one type or an- stand these manipulations, one ot vT er These ari> tho must first realize that the United nressure erouns or Individ,, States government has a back- handful ffanv wnnal log of SEVENTY BlLLION DOL- ?£ mL, XPV 1,,? 5' LARS of unused spending which gam was earlier authorized, So if a budget cut is their spending Actually, the government ex- ra ise g^* , to ,, di P into this backl °g for The recent steel hike of $6 $24.2 billion. —o Spending UP — GROW CORN FOR PLASTIC .. , A recent report has stated that trie pre- a new hybrid corn has been perfected which contains 82 percent amylose which is a starch tnan w hich readily lends itself in the tVll . „ , , manufacture of plastics. While this year aimed at tnis new breed of corn is in its infancy it is obvious that if this °* type of corn can be used in the A commercial production of plastics the Iowa farmer may well have a new market for his product. The only real requirement would be in changing corn types. This item bears further observation. * • » EXECUTIVES ORGANIZE TO DEFEND "TIGHT MONEY" There is a noticea'ble effort on the part of the vested interests to defend the "tight money" policy which is costing the American people billions of dollars each year. The interest on the public BUDGET ESTIMATE AND RECORD OF FILING *r~n,~, in - - TOWN AND CITY, ESTIMATE KOTICE-The Town council * Wcsfe?' of Kossulh County. loA-a, will meet August 5th. 1057. at 7:30 p.m., at City Hall. Taxpayers will be .heard for or against the following estimate of expenditures for the year beginning-January 1, 1958. A detailed statement of receipts and disbursements, both past and anticipated will be available at the hearing. • . - V. J. Klcinpcter Town Clerk FUNDS 0-u X O 82 c 13 £ lei ; o o :g J.S *ii£ S ^5 « iCO« WiOh • Hope for Years — Cost of is another reason. Govern- General 1.250 1.938 2,000 600 1.400 Street - - 5,239 5,228 5.200 2,600 2.000 Public Safety 1.456 1,881 1,900 i,<)00 Sanitation 207 50-1 600' r,00 Recreation 2.530 2,771 3,000 1,200 1.300 Utilities — 3,771 3,609 3.800 3,600 Debt Service 2,180 2,018 TOTALS 18.633 17,929 16.300 8,000 8,300 ton will add possibly $2 billion J£ SSA.- u-ssn.s, "£ sj^-sdssKxxsz past commitments^ Congress... Thi s is ' just a fragment Q , the b , H t H r" ,? y ° U h£>Ve ^^'o^le.S SS5? onh "' bee " increa - d b ^-° ne been led to believe there will be ly that there is no hope for a re- t)Ullon federal scan these figures ., * just duced budget next year — or for several years to come... From the files of The Algona Upper Des Moines July 15, 1937 * * * day while trying to start his truck at Emmetsburg. The starter failed to work, so Mr Bleckwenn used the crank. The truck was in gear, and when the motor finally started, the machine jumped the curbing, ran over Mr Bleckwenn and crashed into a plate -glass in the Kerwick store. Mr Bleckwenn was unconscious and suffered many cuts and bruises. * * * Bancroft's Junior Legion baseball nine defeated Gowrie twice, per year, thousands cannot be structed because <>f these costs and private money is higher and this tends to reduce small business borrowing which is essential at times. The organized effort has taken on reality in the recent meeting of a group of business executives who call themselves the "National Citizens Committee to Curb Inflation." The objectives of this group are to defend higher interest raters, to fight farm programs, Esther Needing of West Bend 2 * 1 and 9 " 1 ' and moved into the much the free government mailing is costing the cc*t would oiif 61 tn# taxpayers podsels, not out of those who use the malls. suffered a painful injury while swimming in the Algona pool Saturday. She was swimming under water and ran into the cement edge of the pool. Her nose was fractured. « * * Car and truck sales in Kossuth county hit tiOO during the week. Since the start of 1937, March state meet. Ackerson hurled one of the wins for the Kossuth entry over Gowrie and also slammed a home run. Bancroft was now set to meet the winner of the game. fare programs and to oppose wage increases for labor. « •« * PRESIDENT BLAMES FARMERS FOH INFLATION It is nothing short of regretful that the President pointed an accusing finger at the American farmers during a recent press conference and blamed them for thcf spiral of inflation which this Estimated Taxes per $1,000.00 of assessed value — - $ 16.70 Taxable valuation (1956) _$-l97.266 Taxable valuation, agricultural lands UU50) _• $ n.Oll Moneys and credits (1956) 3179,692 (Published July 11, 1957 in the Algona (Iowa) Upper Des Monies.) BUDGET ESTIMATE SCHOOL DISTRICT Notice:—The Board of Directors of Wesley Ind. School District, Kossuth County, Iowa, will meet July 31st, 1957, at 7:30 P.M., nt School House. Taxpayers will be heard for or against the following estimate of expenditures for the year beginning July 1, 1957, and ending June 30, 1958. A detailed statement of receipts and disbursements, both past and anticipated will ba available at the hearing. V. J. Kleinpeter, District Secretary. FUNDS General 53,869 60,883 63,018 20.900 34018 .Total General Fund 53,889 60,883 63.918 2:»,900 3^018 SCHOOL HOUSE FUND ~ School Site 375 Bonds and Interest - 3,380 Special Courses Fund 3,365 3,350 •100 3,358 400 Total All Purposes -- -.57.82J 84.2-18 67.668 s 29.900 37,768 Secretary's balance July 1. 1957. 1. GENERAL FUND - ,. $17.01812 2. Less Unpaid Bills _ „ ~ 750"66" 3. Less Balance Reserved IIllIiejSBaiu 17,018.12 Fayette-N o r a Springs country has seen during the past Number of persons school age: 15 consecutive months. The parity * level stands at 82 percent (which The annual Hoosier picnic was is as high as it has been for a Sunday at the Robert Acker- year). But thp Consumers Price , had been the biggest month in m£ * n nome at Burt with 107 per- Index stands at 119 percent. The sales with 132. So far in July, 47 s ° ns ,j n attendance. Practically farmer is 37 percent below the "~~ J * iL '" ' general level of the American economy — but he gets the blame. Your Congressman, Merwin Coad Taxable valuation, 1956: Moneys and Credits, 1956: - -- - 4.007 51 value _ 38.00 Hancock County Kossuth County I.I-IIIIJ" - -11 182 Hancock County 243.546 Kossuth County _ .""."720030 new vehicles had been sold. * * * Watermelon had been set Day for in Algona Wednesday, all in attendance at the affair were from Kossuth county. * * • Mrs Charles Egei and Mrs Aug- )l,.and a large committee Orvilje Hedrick at Irvington were of businessmen was busy pre- set to go hunting. Weasels raid- paring for the big event. Three ded their chicken yards and coops blctcks on State street were to the other night and killed 35 at be roped off, with rides and Egels and 40 at Hedricks. shows. set up from the old * * » postoffice to the Masonic Temple- &| general. Kossuth county's It was hoped crowds during the co?n crop looked very good and 4»y W^uld approach the f4,OQO a heavy yield was expected. Some estimated during the afternoon fanners were harvesting their and evening the year before. gr^in and corn was hip high prac- * . * * tically all over the area. IJay A reading of 9? degree* prey crops were already assured, and e4 to be high for the week. The farmers thought the crop to be mercury hit above the 90 degree thf best here in many years, mark the first four days of the After going without any rain for * then dropped" into the tw,o weeks, a sudden hard shower Kossuth County 179692 Hancock County . " \ 'QOQ (Published July 11, 1957 in The Algona tlowat Upper Des Moines)""" BUILD wfth BUTLER buildings LETTERS TO THE EDITOR LIKED AD if EDITORIAL Upper Des Moines Algona, Iowa Own the BEST of •feel buildings at no price premium I Particular corporation*-tarn end JSL' 1 , 1 ^!" 1 ***, Btitl * r bulftinee. Why? Pr«-*nsiwwri»g prori4«, tin oewgn-detail, »t»jjgtb and permanence that mean more value. Yt| We read with considerable in^ three fell Wednesday afternoon without terest the page advertisement by causing any damage and Improv- Algona Insurance Agencies and Mf the outlook generally. Ifrlier the editorial in the recent copy o< the F*n- in the year, too much ra|n had of the Algona paper. ton «rea was seriously hurt Fri- caused some crops to be washed We feel that thf agents in A> high eighties the final was 6§. * fln c **'* BlJTtER Call er Set Ut Today I WILL CONSTRUCTION CO. Howard (Bud) We»t, Sale* Representative 15th Phone 43321 Fort Podge, Iowa

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