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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, September 5, 1957
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So This Guy Didn't Vacation (Editor's Lament At F.mmetsburg) Having been around the Old Home Town nil summer, we have had no vacation. We have spent every single night on the old, comfortable innerspring oft the screened porch, surrounded by books, papers and magazines, with the crickets chirping and a setter on the rug. This has been a sacrifice and if we are envious, w« hope our vacationing friends will understand and forgive. the motels don't know us. We hc-^e not once hed the thrill of hunting for a vacancy sign in a strange ploe* in the gloom of twilight a* our tempers got shbrter and the shadows gbt longer. Our driving he* been terribly dull, mostly down the 12 elm-shaded blocks to the office and back again, so we haven't had to duck any 80 mph ears threatening to graze us, nor inhaled the invigorating fumes from creeping diesels, nor been in a position 10 acquire Driver's Sunburn, We have been practically ostracized from the happy crowds you meet on trips. Those friendly people who shove you around, lining up in the doors of eating place*; the jolly folks who beat you to all the perking spots at Rapid City, Fishing Bridge and Irstes; those happy-go- "ucky motorists bumper-to-bumper on No. 30 in 2-Algona (la.) Upp*r DM STRICTLV^BUSINESS the Spearfish canyon, at Glacier, Sun Vollfty, Sheridan or Sante Fe. | We sigh heavily, thinking of Colorado j Springs and the fun we're missing out there. Not a chance this year to get shoehorned into traffic four cars deep heading for more of the same climbing the mountain. And those delightful fishing haunts in Minnesota! Goodbye, Land of 10,000 Lakes (without a pike any more in most of them), we will have to pass you by this year! We have had fo make the best of the economies of home and the commonplace things. Just food and meals costing half as much, and Mary's pork loin and rump of besf roasts with dark brown gravy; fried chicken Sundays and sometime* Thursdays, white meat, drumsticks, liver, and even leftovers for a 10 p.m. lunch. We hove had to put up with a gas war here too. Buying it for less. Any fun in that when you can pull up to the pumps at International Fall*, Cody, Modison, Sioux Falls, Duluth, Grand Island, Deadwood or Jimtown, pay a third more and use a credit card that will knock you flat about Christmas? Hail, ye alluring lands and misty far away places, Wonderful Wyoming and Colorful Colo- redo, Wonderful Wisconsin and about 40 more, we have been a home body for once and it isn't half bad, not half bad. Thursday, Sept. 5, 1957 ypet fle$ ulome$ G.O.P. STUDIES STATE CAMPAIGN HARD TO UNDERSTAND With a new state chairman, L. L. Jorge- meyer of Clinton, the state Republican party is making plans for its campaign in 1958, according to state news stories. There is art. internal battle in progress, between Jurgemeyer and ex-state chairman Don Pierson of Humboldt, news sources say. Pierson, who is now the 6th district chairman, a position he held before becoming state chairman, is all for an all-out campaign in which Democratic candidates wobtd be attacked on both a personal and political standpoint, according to Harrison Weber, of trie Iowa Daily Press Ass'n service. Jurgemeyer won't buy such a campaign. He believes that it is essential that Republican leaders call attention to what his party thinks are mistakes by Democratic incumbents but he is not in favor !of attacking a person's character. The prime targets, in any event, are Governor Herschel'Loveless and Congressman Merwin Coad, of the 6th Iowa district, whose upset victory still seems to rankle most deeply from 1956. In the 1956 campaign for governor, photo- static copies of documents which accused Loveless of being involved in a charge of embezzlement were distributed by mail from Ogden, Iowa. Nobody took any blame for this, and nobody bothered to point out that Loveless was involved in his youth only because he held a clerical post with a company in Ottumwa. The charge insofar as Loveless was concerned was dropped entirely shortly afterward, and his name is entirely clear. It would certainly seem that this was tr,ue. He was elected Mayor of Ottumwa in later years. It will be Interesting to see which line of thought prevails, that of Pierson or that of Jur- gemeyerj when the 1958 campaign opens full blast. * * * When Columbus started out he didn't know where he was spfae, when, he got there he didn't know where hevwas, when he got back he didn't know where hfe had been, and he did it all on borrowed money. What a politician he would have made. •— Rolfe Arrow. * * * Today's Grin: "Congratulations, my boy. You will always look upon this as the happjest day of your life." "But I'm not getting married until tomorrow." "Yes, I know." 111 E. Call Street-^Ph. CY 4-3535—Algona. Iowa Entered as second class matter at the postofflca at A'gona, Iowa, under Act of Congress of March 3. 1879. Issued Thursdays in 1957 By THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO, R. B. WALLER, Managing Editor C. S. ERLANOKn, Advertising Manager NATIONAL EDITORIAL MEMB AUDIT BUREAU OF mcvwmows NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE Weekly NJfrfpaneir Representatives, Inc. 404 Pifthmve., N»w York 18. N. V, 333 N. ^Michigan, Chicago l, 111. SUBSCRIPT!^ RATES IN KQSSUTH CO, On* Y**r, In pWuuw , r ........................ MM Hoth Al|<uv» pajMUf. In combination, per year ---- 15.00 state e«»jt*» ,„ — ,,. ....... . ................... ioc SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH to Algon* papfcr* in combUwtion, on* year — month*. AOVBRTKHNO RATES ru»tei, fit inch ~~ , ....... „, ........ 030 CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER Out in Corona, Cal. the U. S. Navy has maintained a naval hospital with an estimated valuation of 12 to 15 million dollars. Because there has been some trimming of budgets in the military services, the Navy has announced that this hospital will be closed Oct. 30. The Navy said that as a result there will be an expected gross saving of approximately $1,600,000. This sounds fine on paper. But what are the facts? Patients in this hospital will of course be transferred elsewhere. While the Corona hospital staff of civilian employees will be eliminated, the transfer of patients elsewhere will simply mean adding to personnel at other points. At the same time, the Navy has announced that its construction program in California in the next year will run to about 49 million dollars. In other words a property valued at 12 to 15 million is to be eliminated entirely and presumably left standing idle, while at the same time the Navy is going to spend 49 million in new construction elsewhere. There probably is much that we do not know about this particular line of operation. On the surface it doesn't sound economical or practical, however, to knock out a complete installation on the one hand while spending four times as much for new construction, without utilizing in any way the available property. * * * AN ASTOUNDING REMARK Fairmont Daily Senlinel — Secretary Dulles is credited with what must be regarded as perhaps the most astounding remark ever to come out of the Stale Department. Dulles is reported as saying, in effect, that he doesn't "care" whether or not we have attracted any friendships among foreign nations. Coining from anybody else, such a remark would be shrugged off as being made by someone lacking an essential portion of his marbles. Coining from the head of our State Department, it is shocking, not only to American*, but must be even more disturbing to the rest of the world. 11 points to a suspicion that Dulles may have outlasted his period of usefulness and should be replaced. Dulle's last utterance serves to recall another faux pas performed by this gentleman when he decided to squelch the ambitions of American newspapermen to visit Red China in order that they might bring home to the American people, a true picture of conditions there. Then, relenting, he commited an even more grave error when he restricted the number of newsmen who might make the trip. The result was that it created a suspicion that only those who could be depended upon to "sec through Dulles' eyes, hear through Dulles' ears," would ho permitted to visit Red China. It will be news to millions of Americans that the head of our State Department is not concerned with whether we have gained any friends in Europe. Why else, many will wonder have we been pouring billions of dollars upon them; provided them with armaments, foods and supplies? * * * . LOCALLY—IT'S AMES UNIVERSITY Eagle Grove Eagle — The Eagle's suggestion that we follow California's example and name our state college "State University of Iowa at Ames, SUIA" didn't find favor with local ISC folks. They seem to prefer the Indiana idea-of naming Pur- :lue (their state college) an entirely different name. In fact the older folks who remember Ames with fond memories would like to havi? it named Ames University. * * * Although there will not be an election until 1958, the switch was pulled on the coming campaign by Curtis G. Riehm of Garner. Mr Riehm, present state representative from Hancock county, has thrown his hat in the ring and will be a candidate for the Republican nomination for Congressman from the 6th district — a job now held by "the man who couldn't win", Merwin Coad. Reports indicate that Mr Riehm will have competition in the primary. * * * A navy r»cruit, on being told that he would have to pay for a rifle that he had dropped overboard, thought a minute and said: "Now I know why a captain always goes down with his ship." In^nH dedication Hr'iii"- fni the Ali;i'n;i |')n<l nific'. 1 . Pros.-- nf business kept Jim in Washington. * * « Virginia Trenaty and LaVofine Rinetsd'-ivf of the Portland 4-H girls \v«n a state fair ribbon. Thc-y \vc;c awardod a red ribbnn fur th<-ir demonstration of a two- way dressing table. * * * A psir of transients, Oedtfe A. Allen, 20, and Earl Layman, 25. wore facing robbery charges here following their arrest in Fort Dodge Friday night. The pair had been identified by Wal- ter Meyers who rnnnnucd the Deep Rock nil station which \\.i-held up Thursday night, and were being hold in lieu of $1000 bail each. They were also to face charges of transporting a stolen car across a state line, but not until trial heie during the September term of court on the robbery charge. * * « the fttding family h«ld its annual reunion Sunday in the St. Joseph parish hall with 30 families represented. The eomrtiittee in charge included Mrs James Reding, Mrs. John Weydert and Mrs Mntt Kirsch. "Can ydtt dirwt me to the Elm Street sewer?'* DEMOCRAT HOPES RISE — The shock that resounded through Republican national committee headquarters at the Upset victory of a Democrat for the vacated Wisconsin senat. 1 seat will reverberate into I960. Despite all the rationalizing post-mortems and half-excuses, the fact remains: As the result of the Wisconsin landslide, the star of Democratic presidential aspirants shines brighter. Those aspirants: Sen. Sen. Lyndon Robert MeyntT Estt's Kefauver. John Kennedy, Johnson, Gov. — and even Sen. social security for city employes — policemen, firemen, etc. Self-employed doctors will also come under compulsory social security, though many now protest it. 20 YEARS AGO IN THC LYNDON A'RUNNIN' — Sen. Lyndon Johnson, the majority leader from Texas, can now In- considered a definite candidate — after his handling of the Civil Rights bill. Johnson alienated a flock of southern conservatives by going along with the northern liberals in pushing for Negro lights. Observers point out that Johnson wouldn't have jeopardized his home state standing as he did if it didn't mean higher stakes — namely, the presidency. . . DID REDS START FLU? — Although the Public Health Service squelched rumors that the Asiatic flu bug may have been the work of Soviet communists, the Central Intelligence Agency is checking into the report. The Russians for years have boasted they could start an effective world-wide germ "war", and this could well be one of their "experiments." FLU AND SCHOOL — School officials here report that worried parents are demanding that the opening of iall classes be delayed until there is enough Asiatic flu vaccine to innoculate the youngsters. Latest reports show there will bo adequate vaccine for anyone desiring it by mid-November . . . The earlier goal had been Feb. 1. —o— ANOTHER COST SPIRAL — The' Interstate Commerce Coin- mission is getting ready to okay higher long-range-hauling truck rates . . . —o— 10% TAX CUT? — There'll be plenty of promises about income tax reduction next year, election year . . . Biggest play will be given the proposal that a flat 10 percent reduction be given to all taxpayers , . . This would reduce the Federal income by $3.5 billion. WHAT'S NEW? — Dupont has come up with a process that will produce drinking water in vast quantities from the salt water of the sea . . . Called the "Teflon film" process and may prove u boon in the west and midwest during droughts . . . The distilled sea water could be piped in, like oil from Texas. FEDERAL WORKERS UP — The number of federal employes has jumped 14,000 since the first of the year . . . Total now .stands at more than 2.4 million — the greatest in our history. FROM THE FILES OF THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES SEPT. 9, 1937 * * * A sleeping sickness epidemic, which seemed to be attacking horses all over this area, was becoming very serious, according to veterinarians. It had been estimated that no less than 250 horses had already died of the disease at a loss of about $25.00!) to the owners. The disciisc was caused by a virus which attacked the horse's brain arid symptoms were varied. Some horses went wild, others went off their leed. the knees of some animals had buckled, while others developed a mania for going either right or left or backing up. There 1 was no vaccine for immunization and no serum was obtainable which was a sure cure for the * f A Lakotan, Sweed Krull, had the misfortune of having his auto and two large straw .stacks destroyed by fire Thursday. Mr Krull took some supplies to his brother and his auto got stuck in the fine straw near one of the stacks. The straw was ignited by the exhaust of the car and the fire spread rapidly to the large stacks, which contained straw from 80 acres of oats. All the straw and the auto were lost. * * •:• A 15-year old Chicago youlh, who attempted to pass a $10 check in a • local clothing ston; while making a purchase, was released from custody by order of Mayor Specht Monday. Wonder if he went straight. * * * Cecil and Orval Thorson of the Swea-Eagle neighborhood had been very busy on their farm during the summer building a new home. However, the two, who for many years had made a practice of entering -fruit, vegetables, corn and grain at the state fair, found time to make it to the fair again in 1937. They won all kinds of pri/es, including some top awards on their entries, returned home and continued working on the nt.-w house. * * * James A. Farley, postmaster gencrai'of the United States, was Behind The Movie Sets WITH BUDDY MASON Hollywood, Calif. —"<Jolossal!" Now. there's a work-weary word! For longer than we'll admit remembering, Hollywood's inventive "torn-torn thumpers" have discarded overworked puff- Words. Cateli phrases too, and slogans galore, made way for new and better material. Except, that. is, for this one word which everyone seemed reluctant to ubnndon. It's a fine Ballyhoo expletive. which, at an earlier date, conjured up mental pictures of the incomparable De Mi lie ordering. offhand, fabulous sets and thousands upon thousands of ex"Ira-players. * * * In those days, "colossal" was a word with which to reckon. It brought the FIRST "Ten Comma ndnlents," "The King of Kings" and marble bathtubs that .mew in size With each picture until the stand-by life guards considered buying compasses! "Colossal," with its magic connotation of gigantic spectacles and extravaganzas came to bi? used by many to give box-office "turkeys" a badly'needed shot of adrenalin. So widely was it misused that, in due time, "colossal* became next to meaningless! They had simply beat a good drumhead into a slack, dull-thudding, toneless nothingness! When most of the top film "flacks" dropped its use as a money magnet, the tired, old term seemed to die a natural death. Yet, after periods of semi-retirement, this glamor-word would regain a considerable amount of its past implication of lavish splendor. Today, in one particular instance, "colossal" is rebuilding its .stature toward old, familiar heights. * * c Producer-director Beri Gordon is completing a feature film titled, "The Amazing Colossal Man" and, if you think the title gives Bert's "Man" too much buildup, you haven't watched the guy peek shyly over th<r top of a skyscraper yet. He's literally COLOSSAL — and that's un understatement! The lad is right out of an old P. T. Barnum nightmare, magnified a few hundred' times so the folks up in Canada can view him without having to cross the border. We exaggerate? Well, perhaps u trifle! ilc's a giant from outer space who lands near Las Vegas. When our boy promenades publicly past poke* puvillions, parchecsi parlors and parlay palaces in this citadel of Faro, the Full-House and the Freedom Decree he stands head and shoulders above the talle.U building.-. He'd have to sloop over to phiy Peeping Tom at a tenth story window. * * * We have a healthy respect for the- efficiency of the Las Vegas bouncer.BUT — this once we'll give lancy odds against 'em. Why, if every muscle boy in the village joined in one huge flying wecige, it wouldn't add up to enough power to put the old heave-ho on this guy's hat! — I!' he owned one! * * * Aided and abetted by camera expert, Joe Biroc, and a staff of trick camera specialists this nosey neighbor from a nearby nebulae pokes his little pinkies, into top story windows and scoops up tiny men in much the same manner that men scoop flies into a cupped list! American - International must have a talent scout in outer space to dig up odd-ball monsters, and such, for its Malibu Productions Unit. First, they ship in a bevy of tiny space men for "The In- vasion of the Flying Sluionr Men." — All were short enough to scratch a small dachshund be-, hind the ears without bending down an inch. Later, they book this walking mountain into Las Vegas for "The Amazing Colossal Man." * • » * If the** immigrants ftom the heavens are typ.ical citizens of otiterspace, you can have OUR seat on the first passenger rocket. —Glen Langen, William Hudson, Cathy Downs, Jean Moofehead, Russ Bender and Hank Patterson scamper thru' the story without volunteering to whip up any Welcoming Committees for Monsters. — Production manager, Jack Berne, and assistant director, Nate Slott, were shouting "Quiet!" before each take but only barely audible whispers. Sure! They know Mr. Colossal is only a trick illusion — BUT, it pays to be careful Who know.; what the American-International talent scout is shipping in on the next flying saucer. — Actually, "The Thing" may not be able to kill anyone! Nevertheless, it takes exactly the same number of pall-bearers to plant a citizen who dies of fright! ^sfs^^ Congressman Goad's Comments 6th District Congressman From Iowa Reports On Washington Activities CIVIL RIGHTS. — The House Rules Committee, headed by Congressman Smith of Virginia, has not met to come to a final decision on a rule whereby the revised Civil Rights Bill, passed by the Senate, will come to the floor of the House. Those favoring action on the Senate bill with only minor amendments need a majority of seven members of the Rules Committee to call a meeting of the group. The <r>p- poncnts of ihe Senate version, those who say that the measure falls short of expectations, are. M> far, not willing to agree to a meeting. If the members of the Rules Committee cannot get together on a compromise, the Civil Rights Bill could only be brought to the floor by a discharge petition requiring the signature.? of a majority of tho members of the House. At this late date the latter action is not too likely. So, whether or not we will get a civil rights bill l his session appears to depend on the willingness of the members of the Rules Committee to work out a compromise, not of principle, but of details. —o— A&JOtmNMENf. — Sptewla- lion again has started as to when Congress will adjourn this year. Rumors once hinted that all business would be settled by the 17th of August, but when the Civil Rights issue came up and the hassle began, so did new rumors. The present feeling is that Congress should wind up its business by the end of this month. It is necessary for both the Senate and the House to agree on the date of adjournment. * * • TIMES OF PROSPERITY? The House Committee on Small Business announced that small business failures are increasing at a greater rate. As of August 1, 1957, 8,511 small business failures were totaled for the nation this year. Compare this to 7.H7!) failures during the like period in J9r>(i. and 0,805 for the Similar period of 1955. * * • .DISLOCATION OF INCOME. It will be noted that the National Tncome increased approximately $131.000,000.000 from the 1947-4!) level to 195G. On the other hand, the value of Iowa farm crop production in 1956 was approximately $69,000,000 less than the 1947-49 average of $2.1108,800,000. The National Income increased approximately (}2"< from 1947-4!) to 195(3. For the income of the rural areas in Iowa to bo in balance with the National Income existing in 1947-49, tho value of Iowa farm production should have been lG2 r ,', of the average income from farm production in 1947-49 or a total of $3,740,250.000. The underpayment to Iowa for its farm products in 195G was approximately $1.501,150,000. DISTRICT OFFICE. — As soon as possible after the end of the session, I plan to return to my office in Boone. As you know, '.he district office is maintained to make it simple and easy fo; you to keep in touch with you/ representative in Congress. I am looking forward to my return to Iowa and this opportunity to do all that I can to assure continued and improved service from my office there. WHY IS A PHARMACIST NECESSARY ? Your doctor knows the correct drugs for you and years ago he used to give them out himself so why do you have to go to a pharmacist now? Like medicine, pharmacy is a highly professional job. In addition to space and equipment specially required for modern drugs, the pharmacist must give full time and attention to their compounding. THUENTE PHARMACY Phone CY 4-2528 OUR BUSINESS IS PROTECTING YOUR HEALTH 11,75 F. S. NORTON & SON Phone CY 4-3846 ALGONA THE SOIL BANK — Farm experts here are saying that the soil bank will go pf-fft in 1938 . . . But there most likely will be a substitute plan to keep crop surpluses down and farm votes up. ,._,_. /)„-,„ $10 BILLION LESS — S«n. Harry- Byrd of Virginia, he;id of the senate finance committee, will start off next year with a drive to reduce spending by ten billion dollars . . . That's the amount of money that experts say could be saved if all Hoover Commission recommendations arc aodopu-d. MORE BENFriTS — The yt§r 1958 in Congress will sec great strides toward enactment of far- reaching pension, welfare, health and social security benefits . . , Groundwork is already being laid . . . Heavy pressure b com* ing from communities who want We have lots of different Paints down in the basement that can be bought for !/2 Price. All kinds of Paint, all sizes of cans, Just ten steps down and you're there. If you need Paint, come and take a look. Plenty of rain lately. But if it were too dry, we'd all be kicking. One thing to take note of now is your roof. Fall rains take a toll on roofs, especially old roofs. We can give you asphalt roofing, shingles, etc, — to fix that roof right. The increased price of hogs has certainly been reflected in our Hog Feeder business, Some farmers who have delayed on getting one, have now placed orders for the Norton Hog Feeder, Your neighbor might have one or two — if so, ask him how he likes it, There's still some Coal being used around , , , and Norton's is the place to get your coal. Let us fill that empty bin at these early season lower prices. *' Your for service F. S, NORTON & SON

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