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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, August 29, 1957
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2~Algono (lo.) Upper DM Mftttitt Thwftdqy, Augutf ». 19S7 et fles ulomes FOREIGN AID FIGHT Indications are that President Eisenhower Is determined to make the strongest fight of his present term in an effort to get every dollar he has asked for the foreign aid program. He has threatened to call a special session of Congress if his aid program does ncrt receive the complete appropriation he has requested. The ultimatum might get the appropriation he wants; on the other hand, it might solidify Congressional opposition against the, request. At the present time, party lines seem to mean little. There are Republicans and Democrats alike against the appropriation requested, and members of both parties can be found in favor of the huge sum. < Strangely enough, the White Mouse pressure is being exerted in behalf of the foreign aid program, but has been lacking In the civil rights and) school aid bills, also before Congress. Supporters of the cut in federal spending for foreign aid have some pretty potent arguments on their side. An investigation has disclosed that | he foreign aid furfds appropriated in the past and STILL UNSPENT totals $8.7 billion, which would run the foreign aid program for two full years at the rate of the $3.8 billion Eisenhower has asked for this year, without any new appropriation whatsoever. In all, 56 nations are expected to get American aid of one kind or another, including Communist Yugoslavia and such countries as India and Burma where it seems aid is also being extended from the Soviet Union. In the years during and immediately after the ravages of World War II, a foreign aid program was understandable. But we ourselves are in the process of runaway inflation and near-tyrannical taxation, with no relief in sight. We agree with a national policy of being a "good neighbor" towdrd others in the world who show any signs of friendliness. But with enough money already appropriated, and still unspent, to carry on thisjpro- gram for two more full years, it is a dubious point to ask for still more appropriations for time eternal. . 'f , . * , - •* •• SUBSIDIZED JUNK MAIL Mason City Globe-Gazette — It's hard to comprehend the tender solicitude of Congress for uninvited .and" unwelcome mail, variously referred to as "nuisance" or "junk" mail. There is abundant proof that it doesn't pay its way, that it's a contributor to the recurring deficit in the postal service. Why the'reluctance to establish a rate structure to avoid this condition and, perhaps, to alleviate cluttered mail boxes ? * '• » * GOP TROUBLES Lyon County Reporter — The Washington administration is having a lot of trouble with congress — and we "suspect that it will have more trouble with the people. The call for more and more money for foreign aid isn't being received with any great enthusiasm in congress or out among the taxrpayers. Nor is the evident lack of law enforcement as far as racketeers are concerned. t , Ike's personal popularity will not be sufficient to pul} the-republican party through to another victory. To win again the GOP must make Borne progress towards licking the farm price situation; must show more results for the billions that we have poure4 into other countries all over the world to help them towards democracy and our way of thinking; and it musiidevelop a labor policy which will correct present conditions. So far we have not seen enough progress to have hopes that these problems .will be solved — but there is still time — if those'in command of the republiqjpfl-ga^ty wake,' up sporj enough, '"*' ' '" ' TREE Cedar BBpidjf GaietjflW The Dutch elm disease has moved;- west as,, far as Wisconsin and is a near an$,present threat to Iowa. Sign over marriage license bureau iiv^hicagp; "Out to lunch. Sit dowD^nd think it ov0r," „_.. •I -•'. vfct ; . •• -.«£&..'•• « Entered as *ecoiwl class matter at the pos&ffipe at Algona, lows, undqr Act ol Congrew Of March 3, 1&T9. .., ; Issued THE UPPER D R. B. WALMBRi; Managing,! „ C. S. ERLANDER," Advertising J^anager NATIONAL EDITORIAL VMlGiMb RSWiSSBjrrATf VS n, Chicago 1, III. BUB8CBIFTWM ftATEg «f KOfiSUTH ft»t ¥i»r* IB item* «^.. r .. w — » w — $Mb Algon^ papers, in combination, per year, — I3.QO „,.-_„,..... ___ .— .- ___ .. __ »•- joe RATES OUTSIPB KO6BUTH 4» , one year — 16.00 OtTV AMP COUNTY NEWSPAPER HE JUST TOLD THE TRUTH Iowa's Governor Herschel Loveless has manoged to get along pretty well in his job since taking office, with a minimum of adverse news and publicity stories, which is saying a lot with almost all Iowa newspapers inclined to be In the Republican column. As a result, even the little things concerning the Governor are now getting more than their normal share of attention, such as criticism from Republicans for remarks recently made on the west coast. Speaking at Los Angeles, where he had gone to attend an Iowa picnic, Governor Loveless discussed the loss of population and shift of population as it concerns the State of Iowa. He said there had been a loss of population from rural areas and that the result of this migration was hurting the leadership available in many sections of the state. He said that for the most part state legislators were looking back on a way of life that has been made obsolete by the technological revolution in agriculture. He said there are abandoned schools and half-empty classrooms in depopulated rural areas, and that the cost of public schools is higher than it need be because of schools with enrollments so small they cannot be operated efficiently. He said that while population had dwindled in some parts of the state, the cost of county government had fisen, and that because of population shifts, rural areas are now overrep- resented in the legislature. What the Governor said at Los Angeles is only the truth, and it is wholesome to find the state with a leader willing to face facts and discuss them in a mature manner. NEW GLAMOUR AT OKOBOJI Emmeisburg Democrat — All this sudden of glamorizing veteran West Okoboji resorts leaves us rather unthrilled. First, the New Inn and its million dollar setting made news headlines. It now ranks with the swank Florida motels and is a plush spot, with its striking wrought iron stairway v and railings, its heated pool and its veddy-veddy colorful landscaping and tiered approaches. But jt doesn't have nearly the wide sweeping view of Okoboji's blue waters that the old frame Inn had, nor does it have the quaint New England-ish atmosphere that its pioneer predecessor had. •> But the old had to give way to the new ana there is no doubt about it, the new edifice boasts the ultra in comforts while the old structure, always a definite fire trap, had the "walk-down-the-" facilities. Last week the lakes papers featured a pictorial story of the history of the Inn, from its earliest days to its present rejuvenation. And, so help us, the lovely old photographs of the rambling hotel, with its • wooded surroundings and its carriage trade, looked so much more restful and romantic than its successor. But that's progress, so they tell us. And now the popular Manhattan Beach cottages are to get the axe, to be replaced by a cooperative apartment project. These jet-age apartments 'are to be sold to any one who has from IS to 14 thousand bucks and upward, plus an annual maintenance fee. The new buildings will take over the famed Manhattan Point area, now dotted with tiny modern cottages. For years, Iowa families and others have vacationed in these comfortable little huts a stone's throw from Manhattan's > sand beaches. But »ow the cottages are to vanish to make way for the co-operative units, which the realtors hope to sell to Okoboji admirers. * We have talked to various Manhattan summer residents (who own their places there) and none has been enthusiastic about the drastic changes to be made. We who are lucky enough to have our own little places there won't <be affected, but for .those families who like to spend a weeH or tWo, in the small rental cottages on the Point, it * them.jOiit of a choice vacation area on West 'STRICTLY ..BUSINESS "If it was just myself 1 wouldn't care about a raise, but there'* the grocer, tailor, landlord n K) ED KOTERBA — A GOP SENA1&? —Sen. Matt Neely, ailing Democrat of West Virginia, is sinking rapidly at Bethesda Naval Hospital.. .Should it be necessary to appoint a successor, the state's GOP governor would name a Republican. Then, if a Republican wins the vacated McCarthy seat in Wisconsin, Republicans would control the Senate at the outset o| 1958... It would be 49 Republicans to 47 Democrats. GALS CRITICIZE IKE — Washington newswomen express bitterness toward President Eisenhower for his apparent lack of concern for his wife during her hospitalization ... They point out that the President, for one thing, didn't bother to visit her after her operatioji •— until he finished an afternoon of golf. pedal anti-Soviet talk to help bring on a closer understanding and a possible end to the cold war between the U. S. and Russia. Note: Insiders say the President still would like to have a meeting with Marshal Zhukov, his wartime friend. Behind The Movie Sets ' WITH BUDDY MASON we muttered before, guess that's progress. Buf we'll take the more rustic atmosphere for our Shajigri-La. % r * * * SAVING THE SOIL Lyon Couniy Repprter •«• Belated efforts are being made at Storm Lake to "save Storm Lake." Similar moves are under way as regards other of the site's. natiysUakes Wb.ipb, have (Jetej-iorated 0rjpa.tly in recent year*, I 'W£ cejrtairjly agree th^t fojnje|hing should be 4pne to save these lakes — and that we had bet- 'jMjU'y te ..the. Q.nes we h.ave rather than to Wild new artificial lakes — which will nevsj- be as nice. It wjll probably cost a lot of money to restore Storm l»aHe and other state lakes which have silted up — arid dried up in the last few years *** but we suspect that it would be worth the PPSt> Why have these njtyjr§J lakes silted up? That is an easy question to answer. We didn't Jak£ C^re of the land around them. Folks took away ttie rocks which lined the shores — dredged a tot of the fine sand that made the natural beaches m ancj then the adjoining land was not farmed as fujly as it should have been. The land waj vated i» straight rows, heavy rains washed, the soil into the streams §04 the lake — now. it jj estimated that there is five feet of such eilt or* the bottom, pf Storm Lake. It is a tragedy both to the }sfe§ and tp the land. We saw examples O f this lose pf soil in the Rock giypj? into week. The heavy rains brought millions of cubic feet of rich land frpm Pipestane jyyi iA®k counties through here — and we are sure that millions more feet of Lyon county sojl went siown the river too. Proper cultivation, contouring, and other soil conservation measures would hMs ft'Wtty HHettted th§ J'w e/l of that priceless water. The lives of future generations will depend on how well we do that job during our lives. KNOWLAND TO BOW OUT? Friends of Sen. William Knowland of California are now saying that he may forsake a race for;' the Republican nomination and stick to his home state as governor, should he win over Goodwin Knight. Reason for t n i s tempered thinking is that national polls show overwhelming public favor for Vice President Nixon over Knpwland as possible GOP candidates ... Knowland may wait it out. until 1.964 before trying to fulfill his lifelong ambition to become President of the United States. —o—. SUBSIDIZED MAIL — Should the increase in first class muij^ rates be blqckbd in Congress," which, seems likely at this writing, you can place the credit on one thing: Constituents are bitter , that first-class mail should be raised when it is the one classification that's earning a profit ($58 million last year)... Meanwhile, the.... government subsidizes second- class mail for big business to the tune of $252 million a year. Constituents' complaints to congressmen have been heavy. —o— RAYBURN-MARTIN FEUD— Personal animosity is developing between Speaker Sam Rayburn and Republican House Leader Joe Martin. Until Civil Rights got hot, the two were the best of personal friends. An example of this growing personal dislike: Rayburn, seated glumly behind his desk in his office — looking at a newspaper headline that snip Martin was giving Congress an "ultimatum" to pass Civil Rights, —turned to this reporter and said bitterly: ' "He (Martin) said nothing like that to me. It's about time people stop talking behind your back,..." Hollywood, Calif.—"Ah! Those were the good old days!" Whenever old-timers reminisce, someone is certain to toss in the above statement for good measure. We always suppress a bedeviling urge to add, "You wanna bet?" Most folks, in reliving the past, are inclined to focus sharply on outstanding moments of pleasure. Time has a way of dimming our mental pictures of less pleasant moments and minor tragedies. Perhaps it's just as well! If the reverse were true, what would become of race tracks? Slot machines would be relegated to museums and widows and widowers would circle the block rather than walk past a marriage license bureau. * »/ * True, the early days of piciure- making offered more lighthearted fun on the set. However, production costs were but a fraction of what they are today. An hour wasted on an involved practical joke didn't nick a picture's budget for the price of a well-built home on the right sidq of the tracks. And, unless memory fails us, our salaries did little to expand costs or threaten a studio with bankruptcy. — Even when we worked for a reliable company and actually got our pay. * * * While Universal-Internaiionffl was filming "Man Of A Thousand Faces," makeup man Jack Kevan unearthed an old Universal Studio payroll ledger. Neatly entered on its yellowing pages, was the weekly salary of the late Lon Chaney and other bright stars in the Universal galaxy of thai day. Kevan presented the ledger to James Cagney, Who stars as Lon Chaney in the story. Cagney, aware of its historic value as a record of Hollywood's early days, will present it to the Academy of Motion Picttite Arts and Sciences library. Let's take a peek ovftf Jimmy'* shoulder as he turns thf pages for the first time. Hmtn! Seems that Mr Chaney was a busy man during 1914-15. He appeared in 52 pictures, starring in some, directed six three-reelers and wrote a number of scenarios. His top salary? FIFTY DOLLARS PER WEEK! Let's read on. Louise Fazenda, a top comedienne of her day — $30 per week! Wallace Reid, later to become the silent screen's matinee idol, — $100 a week. Here's Louise Glaum, "vamping" like mad for $60 per. The late Herbert Rawlinson is down for $75 weekly in 1914, Box-office demand boosted this sum to a princely $125, a year later. • • * About this lime, Universal's dressing-room door with the largest seal bore the name: J. Warren Kerrigan. Salary $300 in 1914, jumped to a "fabulous" $500 in 1915. • • » Robert Z. Leonard, (POP Leonard), the much 'beloved veteran director, was an actor then arid, as always, a top bracket man in this line, too! His $200 per week placed him with the top-ranking names. We read on: Here's a "J. Holt @ $17.50." Not much, but it served as a springboard for Jack Holt's later career. • • • Not until 1919 could Lon Chaney get above a high of $75 per week. Then, his memorable fake cripple ' in "The Miracle Man" coaxed a tidal wave of coins into the nation's box-offices and Chaney's fortunes rode in on the crest. In 1923, he appears again on the Universal paymaster's roster for "Hunchback of Notre Darne," at $1,500 per week! "Phantom of the Opera" followed, "at a salary increase." At his death, Lon Chaney wa*> under (jxclusive* contract to M : -G-M with salary options calling for $12,000 per week. i • * * There's no record of Lon looking back beyond 1919, with nostalgic thoughts of a $75 peak salary, and sighing for "the good old days!" Chaney's fake cripple in "The Miracle Man" was good to Lon. In fact, made him a famblis star. And, if Jimmy Cagney had not already reached stardom long before he recreated the role, as Lon Chaney playing the cripple, in "Man With A Thousand Faces," his performance in the "Miracle Man" sequence would have elevated him to the status of a top ranking FROM THE FILES Of THE ALGONA UPPER DES MO1NES SEPT. 2, 1937 ~. a ~..... much-dtocu*sed and long-awaited post office began to do business Tuesday morning. Post office employees made a hurried overnight, change of equipment Monday and Tuesday morning. The building, which cost in the neighborhood of, $SO,000, was completed after a couple of years wrangling over red tape and letting of contracts. * « * According to an announcement from Iowa State Fair officials, Ed Mawdsley of Irvington^won first in the best ten ears of yellow corn and A. B. Schenck of Union township won first in the best ten ears of white corn at, the annual fair at Des Moines/ Both men had won corn honors prior to their latest entries. : /• * • » A couple of the boys in the Fred Will family nea£,Algona were in the middle of a streak of bad luck. Ten year -old, Junior Will was the first ta.havq trouble. He was riding his pony when it rode into a barbed wire fence and Junior received a gash in his right foot Which required eight stitches to close; The Same day, his older brother, Harley Will, was helping cold pack some tomatoes when one of the jars exploded, scalding his right arm from the wrist to elbow. * ». ..,• f- .• Mrs Roy Chriitonsen and son, Bobbie of Graettinger were guests of Mr and Mrs Joel Herbst here Wednesday. The Christen- sens don't have ; to drive so far to visit the Herbstis now, as they have been Algona residents for many years. Their pon, "Bobbie" will become a graduate of medicine from the University of Iowa soon. ' * '» " * . *-• T*; .A Corwith man, Jake Higgle, 82, recently completed his 57th year of threshing in' that area. Mr Qiggle,' who. went into the threshing business the year he arrived ; at Corviath^iajso; shelled corn, baled hay ftnd filled silo*. During 193? he farmed 140 acres of oats and didn't lose a day's work during the entire season, ifc fact, had never missed any tirftfe except several fears ffo whth he suffered a fractured foot white shredding corn. , Nobody knew how many threshers he had worh,. out during his 67 years in the fields. . * * * A former Fentdn man, August Lohse, 61, was killed instantly Saturday when he was struck by a bolt of lightning at Raymond, Minn. *• • * Adam Laubenlhal of the West Bend neighborhood was seriously injured Thursday while making hay. The team of horses he was driving, which was hitched to a buok-rake, became frightened, tipped the rake over and tossed Mr Laubenthal on the ground. He injured his arm, fractured a bone in his shoulder and was badly bruised on the head. Everything wa* in readlnets for the .opening of the annual Kossuth County Fair. The big show was set to begin Sept. 8, with a full round of auto races, amphitheater presentations, thrill show, horse races, a large midway ,and .plenty of livestock and other associated exhibits. • ' * •' A Missouri truck, leaded with 600 bushels of oat'g, foiled over near " Irvirigton Tuesday night. The drivel? of the truck for some unknown reason took off and left the wreckage in the ditch. He had , not been k fouhd since the crash. Algona Upper »Des Moines, Algona, Iowa Gentlemen: •'•>', i The other da,y ME. Harold Nyquist of Fairchild Co. called to see us arid showed us'your very fine "Ridiculous Daze" edition of July 11. I wish to 1 congratulate you on this excellent .job,! arid would be yery happy if you, woujd. send us several copies; of this edition. We think''it' #as .outstanding! •' ' • ' tA,nb>ew 'M. Bowe Ac(v. Mgr. , ••'"! . Daily Republican Eagl» ffeVf Wfog, Mipn. . Market Day At Ottosen, Sept. 3 Ottosen — Tuesday, Sept. 3, is the date set for the Fall Ottosen Market Day Sale. Because the annual spring Market Day sale is such a tremendous success Kermit Fowler, sale manager, has had requests for a fall market day sale,at which time seasonal equipment such as plows, corn pickers etc would sell good. Some furniture and machinery has already been consigned and anyone having anything they would like to sell can consign their items by getting in touch with Kermit Fowler at Ottosen. Starting time for the sale and other information will be given PROTECT YOUR FAMILY AGAINST DISEASE Our 1Q Mos> Dread Disease Policy pays up to $3000 for each person stricken with CANCER. Up to $10,000 for POLIO, DIPTHERIA, LEUKEMIA, SPINAL MENINGI- riS> SCARLET'FEVER, ENCEPHI- LITIS and others, 1 Will pay for doctor, hospital, drugs, nursing, transportation and irpn lung or other mechanical apparatus. CALL US TODAY CY 4-3716 JIM KOLP, Mpnqger ALGONA INSURANCE AGENCY REPRESENTING .EQUITABLE LIFE INSURANCE IT'S BETTEJJ TO HAVE INSURANCE and NOT Need It Than ToVNEED INSURANCE and Not. Have It STORES MODEL PICK THE STYLE YOU LIKE BEST AMD SAVE *15°° SPORTS AND TANK MODEt AMEKIOAN MADE THROUGHOUT 4 POPULAR MIDDLEWEIGHT BiCYUiFS -* U. S. CHAIN WHITEWALL TIRES .• ^SPARKLING CHROME ^,5 YOUR CHOICE TANK 'MODEL SKIDPOO ~ Almost one^third of our congressmen left Washington vfor the year — . weeks before the expected adjournment ... most of them made their departure quietly so as not to -arouse criticism from their constituents. ICOMKORT- lAtUE "TOUklST SEAT There is no #f a special session of in November — unload jt'g an emergency matter invol$f Jng national security . . . The thr§e hottest political &T sues for Congress in 1958 will be labor racket legislation, a new Beiioy, and foreign aid. fc for a drive next year that would change congressional Bfsjions^-breateing them up into two periods, January to July ancj to VALUF FOB •KID OWvwR REDS? _ Pj-esi4ent Eisenhower flushed wjUi embjin'assment at his Aug. 21 press conference after he b,Iajned thf Syrian prisis to "left A repwlw chided, "You moan Communists, d.OJV t yo.u, sir?" The- President reddened and said, weU, he figured that, as § military leader may do, he'd like to give- the enemy a Kne of retreat. Word ia that Ike wants to soft- SPORTS MODEL TANK MODEL •TripJi B«r •GaatUtW *remt »Cwiforta^le gpring 9 Tffuriit Type Handlebar* « Powerful Headlight * Gtiuxe Headlight <e$«i!Q4«s» t Kick Stand

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