The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 22, 1957 · Page 16
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, August 22, 1957
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f-AI06ft« (la.) UpfMt &* ftBfcMi Thursday, August 22, THERE'S A LIMIT TO "FOREIGN AID" SAVE THE LAKtS I In the years immediately following the end of World War II, the United States with its ever- present sense of obligation to aid and assist the war-torn countries to regain their feet, kept up a generous supply of overseas "foreign aid." Our motive was partially generous, and partially selfish. Part of the financial aid we made because we sincerely felt sorry for less fortunate nations who had borne the direct re- suit of destructive war, and the feeling was not confined to our allies — we also helped our enemies. The selfish part was that we figured an ounce of prevention was worth a pound ol cure, if you could call the billions doled out an "ounce." We felt that by giving aid now we might maintain friends and potential allies in the world to offset The rise of the Soviet Union and its satellites. World War II ended 12 years ago, and the billiohs have endlessly rolled Out since then. But the growing reluctance to continue forever this grand program cart be well understood, the defeated nations, Japan and West Germany at least, are more than on their feet. They, are in fact doing better financially than our World War II allies. Part of this is due to the fact that by the peace treaty they have been prevented until just recently from developing armies and navies and air forces, which has in turn kept their domestic expenses down and allowed them to concentrate on reconstruction and business and they are doing well at both. But Uncle Sam has his own problems, too. Some foreign aid is undoubtedly a good thing, but as the years roll by it seems like only sound sense to gradually diminish the amounts doled out in "foreign aid" appropriations. The expenses of our own' governmental operation's are staggering. Part of that expense is wrapped 1 up in the foregin aid appropriations. Our own citizens are faced with a serious danger from the rising inflation in our economy. Part of that is due to cheapening of the dollar's purchasing power — partially traceable to foreign aid expenditures. We agree with the President that foreign aid is helpful in keeping friends; ,but it is dubious if you forever "buy" the friendship of any foreign nation. We also agree with Congress that the time has come to reappraise our entire foreign aid program, and to cut out the fat. From here on in, there seems to be little reason why {his-nation should .not g rod u ally, decrase the sums it is doling put all the waywodHa 1 the world. We do not wish to seem selfish, but there is a limit to generosity and to the burdens that our own taxpayers can carry even in the name of good-will. # * * Some of our oldest citizens can remember when the person who enjoyed work was not necessarily considered a prospect for the psychiatrist . . ornea 111 E. Call Street—-Ph. CY 4-3535—Algona, Iowa Entered as second class matter at the postoffice at Algona, Iowa, under Act ol Congress of March 3. 1878. Issued Thursdays in 1957 By THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. * R. B. WALLER, Managing Editor C. S. ERLANDER, Advertising Manager 57 NATION A L EI D I T0 R1A I THDN MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE Weekly Newspaper Representatives, Inc. 404 Fifth Ave.. New York 18, N. Y. 333 N. Michigan* Chicago 1, III, SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN K088UTH CO. One Year. In advance —.„„,,.,„.„„;,,,, ,,.-(3.00 Both Algona papers, in combination, per year—r-f6.00 Single Copies . :, ,.„_„..,.,_,—,„ lOc SUBSCRIPTION BATES OUTSIDE K08SUTH One Year, in advance—,- r .—, T -_.-,.-—,.-.,^f4.00 Both Algona paper? in combination, one y98r,-,,*6.0Q No subscription less than 6 months. * ' ADVERTISING BATES Display Adv^ttJsifl*, per'JncW „—.,-,*—„,.- , 63e OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY The alarm of Storm Lake residents over the dropping water level of their lake is under* standable and based on some very serious facts. Storm Lake does appear to be drying up — or silting up so that its value as a lake is diminish* ing rapidly. Clear Lake Is facing a similar problem, although not as bad at the moment as Storm Lake. Nature formed the two lakes, but in the face of man's lack of conservation application each of them is going to need a face-lifting if they are to survive. * * * RESULTS SHOWING UP: Indianola Tribune — Although the first Democratic Governor Iowa has had ih almost 20 years took office in January some of the important results are just now showing up. It was on July 1 that most terms of appointed officeholders expired and new appointments took effect. Not all departments in our state government are affected, many still remaining under republU can control as a result of unexpirfed appointments or the election of republican department heads last fall. , A good example of what we can expect from those coming under democratic control is given by the tax commission, and it bears out exactly the predictions made a year ago by democratic candidates for state offices. The new commission chairman, Leon Miller, former democratic state senator from Knoxville, has announced that there is room for a 10 per cent reduction in employees in the tax offices. This will be made possible by the elimination of inefficient workers and the thinning out of over-staffed offices. There seems to be no doubt but what the decision of the voters last fall to end one party domination of Our statehouse will pay big dividends, as far as the saving of taxpayers' money is concerned. * * * ANALYZING HOME TOWN PAPER Siorm Lake Pilot-tribune — The case for the home town newspaper is ably presented by Ralph Keller of Minneapolis, manager of the Minnesota Editorial association, with the analysis: "The spoken word hits the- ear, and is gone. The television image strikes the eye, and is gone. The printed picture and the printed name linger on. " • '«.'i»«!&| "Numerous authentic surveys throughout the United States indicate that' an averalge 6f 45 persons read every weekly newspaper that enters every home as an invited guest. The average length of time each copy is kept around the house is two weeks. Each copy is picked up and looked over by each reader an average of three times> The average length of time each reader spends with each copy of his home town newspaper is 50 minutes. "The newspaper is subscribed for, paid for, eagerly looked forward to from issue to issue, and read thoroughly with unquestionable confidence. It doesn't depend on the weather, is not subject to static or interference, is not a 'now or never' messenger — if the newspaper can't be read this evening it will be in the morning, or tomorrow evening. When radio and television impulses have petered out in heedless space the home town newspaper is still there, to be read and re-read and referred back to again and again." ABOUT SUBSIDIES Grvmdy Register — Big business, big city newspapers and magazines, radio and television have been playing up the heavy burden our farmers are to the federal government. Even the President of the United States a few weeks ago,; subscribed to a government report that each o|,|oVtr farmers Were getting a subsidy of $1000 a%<?ar from the federal government. That report; |vas played up to the skies through city newspapers and television and farmers were made to appear as leeches who are living off their governn^nt. An effort was made to clear up this false f|pp'rt, but it had already registered strongly amon| £jty and other non-farm people and its effect se^ed through and it had its effect on some members of congress. The small subsidies that seep through to farmers are less than chicken feed in comparison to subsidies to foreign governments and to big business, For example: The superliner United States cost ,$78,800,000 to build. $40,000,000 of that was a federal subsidy. The owners of this superliner were not ashamed to/accept this huge government contribution, and the daily press did not give it wide publicity, That subsidy paid to one, ship byiider i§ much more than all of ths farmers in Iowa have benefited from farm price supports. pTRlCTL.Y BUSINESS Coad's Comments 6th fiiittlet Congmsmaa from tows ftipoti* OB AetitiiiM <il!iB&8iifl»Bfi886ilifi66^^ "Sit down, Mr. Umber. I want to have a man to wUh.extrMVH8ant.wife talk with your WASHINGTON il WASHINGTON SUMMARY __ _ (Editor'^ notsfc : This,, week's "Summary 1 ' is devoted entirely to discussion, of the Hoover Com- hiissions). ' • FeW persons are fully awa're of the most far-reaching story ever to unfold in Washington!. It's so vast that it's almost .incomprehensible. : That is: The activities — and the ' results — of > the - Hoover Commission. Let's pull the story into a relatively • few words. ••: SAVING: $2.6 BILLION. As of this week, $2,818,000,000 was saved in recent years — directly — because the government put into effect the Hoover ideas.; That's enough money to wlhd dollar bills end to ehd around the earth ll times! ' ' Indirectly, the savings may total $7 billion. . HOW CAME ABOUT. TWq Hoover Commissions were set up. One in 1947, the other • in 1953,. the other in 1953. Their aim:lCut down the size of Ejag (Government, skin" the fat |r|*n spendings. ! : , Of 272 recommendations mad* .by. .the „. first study, 72. per cent are now in effect. And 39 per .cent of the second study were adopted. SOME EXAMPLES. Most ne- torious was the nonsensical practice by the Navy — keeping on hand a 60-year supply of canned hamburger, and a gallon of ketchup to go with each pound! And the stupid purchase by the Signal Corps of an 8%-year supply of batteries, when the batteries last only two years. These practices have been eliminated. Also, the Defense Department saves $200 million a year now by not cooking meals for the men and' women not present to eat them. STANDARDIZATION — By standardizing sojne of its equipment, tW0 Defense Department saved $29 million; in a single year. Few e*amplej: We had on hand 19,500 hinds of machine screws. This has* been cut down to 6,600, There \yere 380 types of tents. Now it's 101. There :were £#,879 different model shdfcfe for Inen and women, in the miflfery. This was reduced to 2,500.Mp POSTOfTICElM In one year, 19,55, fojljoyving- Hoover recom- mendatieijs, the, Post Office de- partmentlgJBContihued more than 1,100' p^-•office?. Saving: $1,5 million. 5 M .'• i~ The Poj$ Office, people buy concrete ptiMjfc)* the West Coast for $3.50, Before the Hoover recom* mendatifim they had the same typfe liogw'shipped from Balti- mofe at Impost of $16. These have been just a smattering of examples. Items of savings i-eftCfy into the tens of thousand "" ••• •>•» ^^m VHV _• I w« KOTCR8A ment, not of the government to support the people. FROM THE FILES OF THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES AUG. 26, 1937 ELBERT WELL COMPANY 1409 S. LOCUST Jimk BB •. i|0- ^(^ B^B ^^m • The combined power of the N..N. and Mike Thilges threshing crews was not enough as the Thul team downed the Thilges crew, 9-8, in a baseball game at St. Joe. It was* the third straight win for the Thul nine. The losers Were beginning to dislike the idea of purchasing the refreshments after each game and had .vowed to bring home the bacon when the same two teams again met this coming Sunday. * * * A total of 125 horses had been ' taken to the Swea City rendering works, according to latest reports. The heavy run of horses was due to a recent sleeping sickness epidemic which began hitting animals ia that area recently. * * t A fire which threatened to . wipe out the town of Livermore * destroyed the Carroll Cafe there at 1 a.m. Thursday. Fast work by firemen prevented the blaze '• from . spreading. A wick under a coffee urn exploded, and Mrs Lester Smith, who with her husband operated the cafe, was alone in the living .quarters at the rear of the building at the time. The building and equipment was owned by Ever,ett Carroll and the loss was partially covered by insurance! ,,j . , ' iii '.«•:.. *•>• * .lone Godfredson. daughter ol Mruend Mrs;A. R.. Godfredson of ! Portland township,, was badly in-i jured in an auto accident while • dewing to )}er horpe from Algona Saturday night. Tihe mishap occurred three miles north and a. mile east of Burton a road which wss not heavily traveled. The auto,-, a new Ply/nouth, 'crashed into, a ditch end was badly MY REPORT TO TUB DISTfllCT LEGISLATION — Several significant bills have been considered and acted upon recently. The House passed the measure authorizing the Mutual Security Act of 1958, which was a compromise with the Senate version, and authorized a program of spending nearly $3 Mi billion for foreign aid- I voted against the bill, not because some foreign aid as such is not necessary, but because the committee reports and the debate on the matter did not convince me that this particular program is going to solve the problems of the United States or the world. And besides this, there are nearly $8 billion in the pipelines for this program right how which are not expended. * .» • I would favor a program wiih foreign people which does the job of feeding the hungry, caring for the, sick and afflicted, and providing some insurance against possible future aggression. This program would not be a 'big Stick' to be held pVef their heads, but would build' Up the health, productive capabilities, and general well-being of the people of foreign nations through a businesslike approach of world tfade with a fair price on goods and services traded, Well-fed, busy, productive people are not fertile soil for the sowers of the seeds of discontentment, revolt, and aggression, but indeed stand as one of the* greatest bulwarks against the threat of Communism. POSTAL RATES — The House passed' H. R. 6336, to readjust postal rates and to establish a congressional policy for the determination of postal rates. During the consideration of the bill, I xpted in favor of the amendment which limited subsidies to $100,000 to any one user of second-class mall. Big publishers are" the ' 4 heaVy users' of" second-cla'ss mail. United States Post Office Department estimated annual revenues and costs of handling selected, leading magazines show that in March 1956 the second-class postal subsidy being paid to Life niagazine was running at an annual rate of $9,940,000. ..Saturday Evening Post's sUbsidy, based on November 1954 circulation, was $6,069,000. Reader's Digest was receiving an annual subsidy of $4,809,000, based on November 1955 circulation. Look magazine's subsidy was running at an annual rate df $3,482,000 in . March 1956. &* other large magazines received between one and two million dollars each. On the final vote for passage of the bill, I voted against the measure because the first class rate hifce from 3 to 4 cents it an increase of 33 1/3 per cent, which U entirely out Of pro* portion to the' minor raises oh the second, third, altd fdurth*elass mail. * * * . CIVIL RIGHTS - The Senate version of the Civil Rights bill is now before the House. There is considerable comment as to just which way this ball is going to bounce. The President has said that he might veto a bill which has any jury trial amendment ih it-—in other words, would rather have nothing than the Senate bill. However, we must well remember that this is the first Civil Rights bill to pass the Senate in 82 years, and it certainly is a step to insure voting rights of all citizens. This bill might yet be strengthened by the House, of Representatives and 1 hope it can be, but 1 would rather keep what we have than to lose everything. MERWIN COAD YOUR CONGRESSMAN Behind The Movie Sets WITH BUDDY MASON CONGRATUATIONS Algona Upper Oes Moines Algona, Iowa Congratulations on the cover story appearing in the National Publisher for August, 1957. This honor is well deserved, for you have maintained a great tradition as you go to press each week. You have demonstrated a sincere and forthright policy and have progressed in every way with great courage. My regards to you and to your entire staff. Most cordially yours, Merwin Coad Member of Congress MORE CONGRATUALTIONS The Algona Upper Des Moines Algona, Iowa I have received the August issue of The National Publisher and I congratulate you on the splendid recognition accorded you > by the ./.--National -Editorial Assdci&tion.i jF.have read it with great'interest. '. .-• r.'/;-r ;\ With best regards and best wishes,' I am Sincerely yours, Thos. E. Martin FISH The. pole,broke.recently,, when. Roger Moreland of Marquette was reeling in a 22 Ib. carp. He had to jump into shallow water, grab the fish by the gills and pull it to shore. The fish weighed 12 Ibs. when dressed. Hollywood, Call!. — At risk of being called bloodthirsty, we must confess! We like our "Cops-and- Robbers" film - fare served up wild-and-woolly. As long as it's only make-believe, they can scatter bodies all over the landscape for all we care. We're partial to wild chases, with police cars careening down winding highways, blank cartridge salvos exploding like firecrackers on a Chinese New Yeatv and villains biting the dust in relays throughout every reel. * * * Someone once said, "Cop»-*nd- Robbers action-thrillers are just Westerns, without horses!" Not a bad comparison, as far as it goes! True, there's the inevitable chase, the easily identified bad- dies and a finish with swift and sure justice on tap as "Right" triumphs over "Evil" in a hail of lead. There, the similarity ends. . » * * Unlike oat epics, police-aclion films have an infinite variety of gimmicks not available to yarns set in open-spaces locales. The writer can toy with every type of situation in any location, employ all kinds of weird props and Use anything on wheels for his chase. His imagination can run riot and yet remain within the realm of possibility. * » * We can lose ourselves in the wild action of a crime-thriller. for a time, it takes us into a world foreign to our experience but as close as our front pages. We leave the theater in a relaxed state. Despite suspense and tension we experience as tho story unfolds, we're still watching actors in situations we- are not likely to encounter. All of which brings us to a recent visit, on location, where "The' Violent Road" was being filmed by Regal Films for 20th Century-Fox release. It was like viewing a "Coming Attraction" teasev. If the footage shot on this day is typical of action throughout the script, we simply have to- see this picture! * * * The day's struggle between law and order and a ruthlesi gang of smugglers was off to a good start. State Police begin to stop trucks and search them for contraband. One truck attempts to run the blockade, with ^at Police car in hot pursuit. Overtaking the trudk, the > Police vehicle crowds it off the road. A truck-driver leaps from the cab and races away, turning in flight to fire at the officers. He's brought down by Police fire . Back to School RIGHT! WITH A GOOD, NEW > 4 , .' f / * A Tjionka woman, Mrs thfl Cailies, sustained a painful , Friday when she fell frorn ' i ladder ; while washing ,in .the .Lutheran ohurcn Mrs Callies fell eight feet „ floor, suffering a cracked pelvic bone and a cracked hip bone. She was getting along as, could be expected, PORTABLE TYPEW WE OFFER YOU THE FINEST, MOST COMPLETE LINE OF PORTABLES, MANY IN NEW DECORATOR COLOR, WITH AND WITHOUT TABULATORS »•> ABOUT Hoover >t enact- if trfe 61 per <sejj»i |tw » n the hsatUfcfi,stage, th«n»*is one re. commenaation —-• "complex -~ which could save billions. If provides for Congress to al* lot money only on a year-to-ye4r basis. What has happened in past years is this: Congress would hai^a out money for projects cov- ermg up to ten years. The various- agencies , would Hold on to the moj|ey, and if the project was cancelled or changed, they'd' dawdle-the extra funds on less essential things. Tilday. that backlog (urtsgent appropriated money) amounts to more Than 70 BILLION dollars. Ely reviewing these long-range projects every year and culling unessential, anteo>t^d items. bil« lions cquld be saved. ••-. .- - •• • Mr and Mrs tneo : Hutchison asd children, Sue and Teddy, of AjgQpa» wer.e due t.q Arrive home n#ot '%. .tw-week , tfip through th> f s[8tV Mi" Hutchteon's jnotn* er • ac&orripanied than ori the , Journey! 'which included stops at the, homes of relatives and friends from- ^Algona to the coast and ' THE Sorn.e members of Congress belk at enacting the vest of the re? conUneftdwions because less gov* emjpejjt control on the jjurse" stria!! rowans less patronage jobs for politigsl parasites, However, Ojere still is a sub* staqtiaj number q| ppngrw whq Mow a i»Mfa?y fa j the wWS of f^eildetfir GroVer Cleveland — "It is the business of the people to support the govern- Clarence Men* of Fenton wto seriously injured Mandfly while hitching an elevritor to a tractor. TttM tractor slifiped irtto gear and backed over Mr Men"?. He was reportedly mending well while stgyirig With hia sister, Ml - s .Frghk MoFall< •« *~ * * f Kossuth CounJy'e Qonservation League announced its annual iMs day, always a big event, wouW be held Sunday, Sept. ifr. Site foj-/the event v^as to-be at the new Bancroft dam on the GKarteji Jnman farm, a mtj,e we«t orSancroft. SMITH-CORONA REMINGTON UNDERWOOD ond ROYALS GUARANTIED keffoy White of burfted f suttere<| STOP IN-^ LOOK THEM OVER ~ AT THE Upper Des Moines Pub, Co. in i. wilt. OFFICE SUPPLY OBPT, and struck the fork which he had in his mouth. Alg«na/ IPWO

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