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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, August 8, 1957
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*~AI0«na flo.) Uppw DM Me»nw Thurtdoy, Augtttf 8, 195? LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL Over 400 local youngsters, from eight through fourteen years of age, recently com* pleted a summer program of baseball. The Pork Commission and recreational supervisors who sponsored this program deserve the highest praise. The program was an unqualified success and probably the best summer recreation program for boys ever sponsored locally. Any boy within the proper age group was eligible and the results indicated that a large share of them took advantage of the chance for fun and to learn the fundamentals of baseball and good sportsmanship. In the past we have had regular playground programs during the summer, but unfortunately with only nine boys on a team many never had a chance to really participate. This summer's program enabled every youngster, no matter how inexperienced he may have been, to take part. The community owes a hearty vote of thanks, and a "well done" to the men who gave time and effort in this worthy program. * * . . * . HIGHWAY COMMISSION SMOKE For the past six or eight months there have been recurring incidents in connection with the State highway Commission which cannot help but make the average citizen wonder a little as to fust what is going on, and just how sound and reliable a management there is of the vast sums spent yearly by the Commission. The most recent smoke comes In connection with the purchase of 375 acres of land for an interchange near Loveland, in the western part of the state. The Commission paid $150,000 for the land, and termed it a fair and equitable price. But it seems that the appraised value was $140,000 and the purchase was made prior to a public hearing on the very same matter. Governor Loveless is wondering why the Commission would pay $10,000 more than the oppraised value, and why the purchase was completed before the public hearing was even held. He has two good questions there. The $10,000 may not seem like very much money in the general scheme of highway spending. But if $10,000 can slip through the fingers that easily a million might also go down the drain with similar ease. No! doubt the Highway Commission is sincere and honest. But sometimes when one group is in control of the spending of gOVeT-Hrrierit funds for too long a period of time, it becomes very easy to get careless with public funds, a little fact we have noted under both Democratic and Republican administrations. . * * * One thing may be said truly about ignorance; it certainly causes a lot of interesting 'arguments. — Washing Evening Journal. .111 E. Call Street—Ph. 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COMPARISON Northwood Anchor — The situation in which the modern state of Israel finds itself is surprisingly like that of the American west of a century ago. Perhaps that's one of the reasons there's so much sympathy for Israel in the United States today. In Israel, barely a decade ago, a civilized group of settlers from many nations began establishing themselves in a land inhabited only by wandering nomads; they had to fight the nomads as early Americans fought the Indians. In their growth they've had difficulties with bandits and border raids from the south, from Egypt, as our early settlers did from the Mexicans; and these border raids have led to all-out, if brief, war — a war which is not settled. There's been plotting and intrigue on both sides, just as there was when American pioneers settled in Texas and California and secured those areas for the United States. And while the Israeli settlers are making the "desert to bloom" (as Americans did on this continent) they must carry guns to defend their homesteads. Arab refugees are being displaced and sent to inferior areas akin to American Indian reservations—the battle-torn Gaza strip is one; the troubled nation of Jordon is another. The Israelis are not necessarily right in all they are doing — just as American history In the west (and in the Caribbean-Central American area) is not without spots of same. But, be that as it may, the Israelis are succeeding in establishing a modern, stable, western-oriented nation in the middle east. And, because of its sympathies, Israel is today practically an outpost of American development across the world much as the Republic of California was an outpost of American settlement, across a continent, a century ago. « W * TV NEEDS NEWSPAPER ADS The power of newspaper advertising is so "purposeful and important" that without it a TV show takes a back seat in the ratings, according to Jack Webb, actor and producer of "Dragnet". Webb, whose new TV show, VNoah's Ark" ;s reported in serious rating trouble, said that he may give up the Dragnet show because the National Broadcasting Co. has failed to exploit it with newspaper advertising. He asked: "What's the use of doing a show when it's dying on the vine without the benefit of advertising? Webb* praised William Paley of the rival' Columbia Broadcasting System for "foresight and intelligence in such saturation advertising" and said: "Those big ads in the newspapers are impressive by the sheer fact they're there. "Out of good advertising comes good ratings and out of good ratings comes good programming." Webb said that Sherry TV, which owns Dragnet, advertised with its own money for five weeks in key cities used by the Trendex TV rating system and that "for that period our show clobbered Climax and on the sixth week when we didn't advertise, Climax won." In other words, to get a good TV audience, the backing of newspaper advertising and promotion is a "must." WHAT COULD WE DO WITH $931,500? Indianola Record-Horald According to a speech in the House of Representatives by the Hon, Ralph W, Gwinn of New York, the total cost of the recently defeated bill for federal aid to schools might run, under its three titles, to $8,_ 350,000,000 (yes, eight billion, three hundred fifty million) although on the face of it the bill was touted as calling only for the modest sum of one billipn six hundred million. ' The tax to pay that possible expenditure would cost the average American family $207 each, or (on the basis of 4^500 families) would cost Warren county $931,500. If'we would raise that money ourselves we could do a lot more building with it than we could under government supervision. That is the experience of practically all communities which have taken government aid. It is not likely we could get that much from the government if the bill became law. We would get p ( art of what we need and have to tax ourselves again for the remainder. Warrent county has no very rich and few very poor. We wpuld probably have about the average American family. If we need school houses, let's get under the load and build them. Let us not fool ourselves with hanging our tongues out and hoping for government aid. * * * One thing which-keeps the world moving is the lack of parking space. PROM THE FILES 6? THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES AUQ .11, 1§99 • * * A tall corn conifest, «pon*ot«d by Hub Clothiers in conjtihcliott with Watermelon Day in Algona, was won by L. Q. Hubef of Titonka. Mr Huber's winning stalk was 13 feet, seven Inches and topped the second place stalk of Mark Insko of Bode which measured 13 feet. Edwin Marty of Algona, Otto Vaske of Ban* croft, Harry Ketelson of West Bend and Melvin Rieken of Burt had corn that finished right behind the top two entries. A total of 15,113 persons visited Algona during Watermelon Day and consumed 15,000 pounds of luscious, sweet, tasty and cool melon. A complete round of entertainment, including rides, baseball game and a dance, kept things buzzing during the celebration. • * * Some unknown person with a new auto ran Into the corner of the Jacobson store at Grant Sunday at 10 p.m. Several boards were shattered and a large timber broken off about two feet from the ground from the impact. There were several witnesses to the crash, but the auto didn't have license plates and couldn't be identified before the driver backed away and took off. The fender and front end of the vehicle were damaged. • * * Several cases of sleeping sickness were reported in horses in the Fenton area. Theodore Mueller lost one animal due to the disease Sunday. • • • Algpna's Gladiola Society held its first show and the results were gratifying. A total of 500 exhibits were set up with W. W. Gillespie and Harry Kruse of Algona finishing first and second in points. Francis Bunting, also of Algona, was a winner in one of the 16 divisions. Flowers were auctioned off after the show and all that were left were distributed to patients at the local hospital. • * • New lies were 50 cents, shirts $1, shoes $2.95, hats $2.95 and new fall suits $22.50 at one of Algona's outstanding stores. For the ladies, blouses were $1, slips were 59 cents and the latest hats began at $1.95. , • • • Mrs Emmet Trees of Swea City was strieken with a light case ofi iyphoid fever. According to ;atest reports, she was getting along as well as could be expected. • • • A suspect was being held at St. Paul, Minn, on suspicion of implication -in the recent bank robbery at Whittemore. He was facing charges of transporting a stolen vehicle across a state line, and Federal men were busy working on the case and the suspect. • • • About an inch of rain fell here early Wednesday morning to break a drouth which had lasted' for several weeks. It was welcomed by all as the first good rain in a month. With the exception of one day's reading, high marks each day during the week were in the nineties. The seventh day it was only 88. The low reading was 61 degrees. • » * A picnic dinner on a Dutch treat basis was set to open the program for veterans of the Spanish-American war, who were going to hold their eleventh annual reunion at the fairgrounds in Algona Sunday. Five men, W. H. Gilbride, George Spongberg, Charles Taylor, Geo. E. Mahoney and Joe Bestenle- hner, served as Algona's delegation at the reunion. «ven the city-born, who are hot likely to encounter antelope, and iuch, in the subway, have be- iome amazingly expert at telling the difference between a grizzly bear and a jack-rabbit of late. For the last generation they've 1 been getting passing grades in the Wildlife Department. » » » Time was, when Grandpa, who never got closer to wildlife than the runway at Minsky's, couldn't tell the front end of a cow unless it was eating. Then along came a fabulous gent who introduced him to a whole zoo of cartoon animals at his neighborhood theater. His name was Walt Disney, and his creatures were more friendly than the ones that followed Gramp home from The Dutchman's. True, they were characatures, and to this day Grandpa thinks mice can talk, but they broke the ice. Which, of course, forced Eliza to hopscotch across some mighty chilly debris with a bevy of fascinating animals, called bloodhounds, nipping at her lower corset-strings. If we're not mistaken, Disney cast a duck named Donald in the role of Liza and the lead dog was a pup called Pluto! * » * In time the entire nation knew the names of a gigantic menagerie of Disney livestock and every Public Schoolboy could tell 'cm apart. However, sketching a few thousand drawings to get a double- take out of the Littlest Bear as he copped a gander at the deficit with which GOLDILOCKS had garnished his porridge - bowl, smacks of eating oysters until you find a pearl. You can get a string of matched pearls for half the amount of your tab at the Oyster House. Then, Walt dis- covered that a cow can be trained to hurdle a prop moofi in halt the time it takes to animate a luna* hop into the stratosphere on a drawing board. Cancelling two tankcars full of India lnk> he sent beaters Into the bush to flush a /few wildlife Cinematographers. Now that even the backward regions had a rotigh idea of what animals were represented by Bambi, Thumper, Flower, Br'ef Fox, foolish Br'ir Rabbit and his immortal cartoon gallery, Walt Disney could treat em to the real McCoy. The *§*!' life models are far more interesting despite the fact they don't wear checkered pants and tftck hats. * * t Disney's wildlife world, in Technicolor, gave the nation a thrilling post-graduate course in zoology. You may not get the mortar-board fedora, but you'll know a pussycat from his striped cousin — even with a bad head cold. After swinging clown forest trails of adventure and romance with the two little pine squirrel stars of "PERRI," what query quest could stymie you with a squirrel question? « • • In fact, if a quiz Emcee asked you to name a squirrel's favorite food, in all probability, his sponsor would beat you to the punch. With a Disney-educated public peeking through celluloid knotholes in the forest at the most intimate phase_s of life in the animal kingdom—THIS GUY offers a "Wildlife" category! We KNOW what his_sponsor would say! "A squirrel's favorite food," he'd howl, "Is a Quizmaster dishing out MY dough, who never heard of WALT DISNEY! Put on your hat, Boy! Before they drag you into a hollow tree!" ED KOTERBA — MORSE — THE OBSTACLE— The entire U.S. Senate is down on Sen. Wayne Morse, Democrat of Oregon, for blocking a two- day recess from civil rights debate. The other senators wanted the recess to pass some pressing legislation which has been bottled up by the debate. But Morse said "No." He was the only dissenter. The Oregonian didn't gain poplarity- in his own state with 'this obstinate move ... Among other things, he said, in effect: "The orchardists in my state want some emergency legislation "'passed, but they'll have to wait ... I'm not going to agree to postponing the civil rights debate just because it might help some orchardists in my state." r Sen. Lyndon Johnson, Demo- ,-crat of Texas and majority lead- ter, shot Morse a dirty look ... Morse smirked, and the civil rights debate droned on. IMPmi IPBBI^ i^m^^^ ii^s^B^Bf I^^P-'^B^P SI^P ^^& ^^* ^^S^BSW ^^^^BV i^^^^P -HUP ^BBP^ l^l' HR. 1 .^^^. ^^P *•*! ^M ^p^ l^sll 1403 E. LOCUST •^^^p, •, ^^^^ ^^^^^. • ^^upm^^ "^WBP^^' ^^^N . ^^^P q^^w ^^^B Behind The Movie Sets BUDDY MASON Holiywood, Calif. — Have you ever noticed that • the quiz programs avoid nature study subjects like a homecoming convention delegate avoids aiming his breath in the general direction of the little woman? Emcees on these gold-plated third degree sessions may do everything but hand the winning quiz kid a snow-shovel, two gunny-sacks and a key to the basement of Fort Knox. But, there is no record of them ever offering to loan out the dolte who shove those converted phone- hoqths around'to pack home the loaded gunny-sacks. Or, oi' giving contestants choice of sucli subjects as "The Animal Kingdom!" They must figure there's no percentage m Jgning a guy with designs on 64,000 pints of the sponsor's blood look UP the answers in the back of the book, too! * • t Make it t»o easy a^d you'll torpedo a nice pastime known as "Ttte Sport of Kings!" When you've got every track jockey young enough to lift a quirt booked solid in the quiz quarries,, the parlay-pickers might have to pilot BWlies or padlock We Americans, Let's lace ANGRY IKE — President Eisenhower flushed with anger again at his July 31 press conference. He blew up when a Washington Post reporter asked him slyly if he was aware of the "ignorance" of a man selected by Ike for the post of ambassador to Ceylon. His voice straining, the President told the reporter he was questioning the President's integrity in asking such a question. This writer hadn't seen such temper on the part of the President since the helicopter incident at a press conference three months before. * HIGH FLYING. Taxpayers — including many of Ike's devoted followers — express dismay over the spiraling expenses of personal transportation for Ike's family. The irritation hit a high pitch when Mamie chartered the Columbine for a trip to Denver to dedicate a park... The four- engine plane costs $348 an horn- to operate. FLU EPIDEMTIC — U. S. Public Health officials, after long consolation, finally decided to reveal the shocking, far-reaching effects of Asiatic flu tftpwted to sweep this coufttry in i few months. Thanks to a newly-developed vaccine, the expected death rate of two enrt of a \honaaftd afflict* ed by the flu fliay be" held doWfi in this country. However, health officials leaf 6 black market in the new vaccine which will go on the market shortly but will remain in short supply until next February. POPULAR LAwtfiB — the most-sought-after lawyer these days in Washington is 36-year-old Edward Bennett Williams... His star rose after he successfully defended Teamster big shot Jimmy Hoffa on charges of conspiring against the Senate. William! accomplished this by maneuvering eight Negroes on the jury, and playing up to their sympathy ijy importing Boxer Joe Louis to stand by Hoffa's side throughout the trial. Then Williams played up the anti-Negro activities of William Cheasty, the man who accused Hoffa of conspiring by hiring him to snoop on the activities of the labor rackets committee. SECRET PUBLIC FUNDS General Motors President Harlow Curtice finally succumbed to congressional pressure to disclose records on how much it cost taxpayers to manufacture military planes. Heretofore, GM sat tightly on the disbursement figures of public funds in building the planes. Congress wants to point out that GM profits were excessive. 2HUKOVS FUTURE — Diplomats' here say that if there is another shakeup in the Kremlin, the 1 man most likely to succeed Khrushchev is Marshal Zhukov. the new dqfense minister and wartime friend of Presidenl Eisenhower. WHAT'S FREE? — Booklet, "Federal Gas Tax Refund" for non-highway and transit users. It points out how to save money on the farm. Available at Internal Revenue' Service, Washington, D: C., or from your congressman. Congressman Goad's Comments 6th District Congressman From Iowa Reports On Washington Activities ®&XB8&0^^ LEGISLATION — The Senate version of H. R. 3753, a bill providing for government loans for desert land entrymen, was recently passed by the House, I led the opposition to this bill because it is my opinion that the government has already expressed its intention to take good Midwest land out of production by the soil bank program, and ii i tidkuletrt iirttiitoft df iM g6t»rntn*ni eiteting utisiafie* ifi the forms of loans 10 op«n ufc hew •iaftda through ittigatteft of Out arid *r«sif*a dttttti art**, With irrigation these areas can bd made to be productive arid add to our present problem. But, because of our rapidly increasing population, we will need the production of this land in future years. For the present, 1 maintain that this idle, arid land is the best 'soil bank 1 we could have for the simple reason that it does not cost a penny of tax money. Water lor Irrigation is the key to the development of desert land, and today it is in short supply in those areas. Thus, it is my feeling that if we are to pro* vide for future generations and increasing populations, it would be far better to concentrate on provisions for a long range water supply, which would be adequate for development of these areas, such as the measure which would provide for the construction of the San Angelo Federal Reclamation Project, recently passed. In the San Angelo Project bill, there is a specific provision keeping waters stored in this project from being used for irrigation for a period of ten years. • * * NATURAL CAS BILL — Although the Natural Gas Bill was given the rule of eight hours of debate on the House floor by the Rules Committee, it is still anyone's guess as to when the bill will actually come to the floor of the House. FARM COSTS |f |'.The,.forecasts all appear toj wedjdj that the cost of farming W going higher. 'Labor, transportation costs, packaging materials,'and interest rates are leading tha Way. With increasing costs on thfe ?farm, the age-old art of diversification is beginning to suffer. Recent reports indicate a trend toward concentration on one major crop and kind of livestock. This trend is revealed by greater activity in the field of "forward contracts" for selling these few products. This ties in with my recent report on -the planned multiple hog farrowing program in Kansas. * * * BANKING AND CURRENCY COMMITTEE — My Committee work, has intensified these past days' as we continue to call the top financial experts as witnessed in our hearings on the proposed Financial Institutions Act ol 1957, H. R. 7026. Mr William McC. Martin, Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, returned for further questioning today upon the completion of our interrogation of Comptroller of the Currency, Mr Ray M. Gidney. MERWIN GOAD YOUR CONGESSMAN FINGER Gus Johnson of Alta lost part of one finger recently, when His auto slipped off a jack and slammed the trunk door shut <jn his hand. 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