The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on September 12, 1957 · Page 18
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, September 12, 1957
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ppet fles ubtoe$ 'IffBS'ffffff'^H'SBB'S!!" 1 !*!!^^ i! WISCONSIN SHIFTS GEARS The unexpected victory of William Proxmire in Wisconsin's senatorial election has caused political analyists and commentators, as well as party leaders in both camps, to seek a solution to the answer of why that state elected a Democrat to the senate for the first time since 1932. Walter Lippman, in a lengthy article, says that inflation is one of the reasons Wisconsin voters changed horses. Lippman says inflation at present is the steepest in the nation's history in times of peace. Rather than endeavor to add our own thoughts to the subject, we present a few .of the many comments we have noted in other newspapers. Of the following reprints, three are from Republican papers, ,one from a Demo* cratic paper, and one from an independent source. • * * * GOP IN BAD TROUBLE flock Rapids Reporter — The GOP took a real "trimming" in Wisconsin last week. That senatorial election they had rated as a walk* away. They had a good candidate, one who had at feast twice in the past decisively defeated his opponent in the senatorial race. But the voters gave William Proxmire a walk-away win and for the first time in a quarter century sent a democrat to the United States Senate. This may prove to be one of the best things that ever happened to the republican party. May- jje now its leadership will wake up ancj realize that the people — the folks who do the voting — are getting fed up. Because of his personal popularity Eisenhower was elected president arjd carried, congressional control with him — but instead of moving forward and finding solutions for the many problems which faced the country the GOP teemed to adopt a program of "politics as usual", and as a result the party has lost support steadily. Now one of the great, republican, agricul- ture-^ta.tes, has spoken— . And, i^ doesn't, sound good for the republican party. ' The GOP must change its policies or it is done. We can not now see how the democrats can 'fail to gain substantially in congress next year — and without an Ike as its, candidate how pan the republicans ever expect to hold the presidency? We hope that some of those in control of the GOP wake up now — and fast. * * * DISCONTENT SMOLDERING Le Mars Sentinel — Democrats are" chortling with glee at the unexpected victory of Sen. Proxmire in the Wisconsin election — and Republican spokesmen are understandably glum. But if the victory is to be a signpost of Democratic resurgence, it will have confirmed by further Midwest Democratic successes. At the very least however, it indicates that farm and small town discontent with the way the Eisenhower farm program is working out in practice is a political factor politicians in this area are going to have to reckon .with. TJ^ere are, H is true, many persons in these areas 'who support these policies wholeheartedly. But the opposition is both aptive and outspoken, and can be silenced only by a retjurn of the sort of farm prosperity that existed during and just "the >va,rs. Nothing of, the sort is' jjjj prospect. ' : ; "'•"' " "' ' AN gLEpTlpIf TW STUNNEP ' Indianola Tribune — An eleetipn that stunned most political experts, and senj ! cold shivers up and down the spines of, republican party workers across |he fla^ojj, 'fasfc week lent a democratic senator tc- Was|i}ngt6n frojn tfye s^ate of Wisconsin. It vyas. in 1832, ?§ years ago, that -Wisconsin last elected a democratic senator, and traditionally that state is even more republican Whan is Iowa. Th£ defeated, republican candidate was a former three-term governor, ^ajter Kohler, W ho was g. gall greet—yh. ?Y 4-3535 T 41gona at Al*°n«. lews. 9, ' Act of Congress of Issued' Thursdays in 1957 By ^ s IP fyBU|IHING CO, q. . B. WA ;ing ' '.ng Manager quite popular during his tenure as chief executive of Wisconsin. Most political writers are at a loss to explain this turn of events. We should remember that this election was to fill the seat of the late Senator Joseph McCarthy. While McCarthy's influence had waned during the past few years, he still was a very popular man in his home state. So popular, in fact, that ije probably would have won re-election had his name been on the ballot. McCarthy was no political friend of President Eisenhower or his 'modern republicanism' theories. When Kohler did everything he possibly could to identify himself with Eisenhower, and to ride to victory on his name, it naturally aroused some ire in the hearts of former McCarthy supporters. Kohler's defeat was due, more than anything else, to the fact that the only thing he offered the voters was 'I like Ike'. Scores of candidates for congress tried this last year, and found that the voters seemed to want something more concrete upon which to judge their candidates. Add to this the fact that the President has suffered a severe decline in popular prestige since last year's election, and it is not hard to understand why Kohler was defeated. The fact that Kohler tied himself so firmly to the President's coattails makes the election results appear to be^a crushing repudiation of the President and his administration. We expect that one result of this election will be a further decline in the popularity and political magic of the Eisenhower name. Republicans in the next session of congress will probably pay even less attention to their nominal leader than they did this session. The hero worship the public afforded Ike last year (thanks to a tremendous, multi-million doljar publicity campaign by Madison Avenue advertising agents, Time, Life, and other national news media) has begun to fade away now, and unless a new publicity campaign is launched sqpn the Eisenhower name will mean nothing in next year's congressional elections. There is already evidence outside of Wisconsin that somje Republicans consider the Eisenhower label more of a liability than an asset. In New Jersey, where republican Malcomb Forbes is trying desperately to unseat Robert Meyner, popular ^democratic 'governor, the backers of Forbes are not at all sure they want the President to campaign for him. They do, however, want Vice- President Nixon to come into New Jersey and Stump the state for Forbes. By the time the 1958 congressional campaign gets into full swing, it will probably be Nixon, not Eisenhower, who will be the accepted Republican leader in the country. * * * A SHOCKING BLOW Grundy Center Register — Even the President admitted that his party got a good licking in the Wisconsin senatorial election last week. The outlook came as a surprise even to the winners and as a shocking blow to the GOP. If the outcome had been close it 'Would not have been quite so convincing that the voters want a change in Washington. The defeated candidate had three times before been elected governor of Wisconsin and he was regarded as Wisconsin's best vote getter. The democratic winning candidate had three times before tried to be elected governor of his state but in each of ihose elections he was defeated by the man from whom he won in a landslide election last Tuesday. Personal popularity and past records of the candidates were n!o factors in the outcome of this election. The republican candidate asked the Wisconsin voters to send him to the senate as his election might take the control of the senate from the democrats in Washington and strengthen the support of President Eisenhower. His slogan was "A Vote For Me Js A Vote For Ike." The democratic candidate was an outspoken critic of the Eisenhower. Administration and particularly of Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Benson. Thi§ PjgPtifin Was sq p.yerwhelmjngly cpnyjn- cing that the opposition have not come up with any alibis. They agree wtyh, the president that they received a goo^J licking and that they hac) better do some reforming to have 3 Chance to win in Jhe congressional ejection, tj^xt year and in in,P presidential election, ^p ye^rs later. Wisconsin vqfprf have proven their ^dependence and thaf {ftey no Jpnger b,pun4 by old party >t|es. If tlvMf P,olHicjj pity fa.ijs thf m, they are rf ady to injke f changj. rj?hi pvjtcpme of the Wisconsin eleptjpn js/prpof tjl^ 8 JWS? nu,m- ber of Wisconsin rep.uhJjQans were sajjsfled that their party has no| fceen goo4 fpr -them and decided to move out. *"»''» DAIRY FARMED STRICTLV : BUSrNESS A££ COUNTY NEWSPAPER National son, Wis. — Th$ voters Of Wjspqnjjn jjajry spearheaded a landslide Yiftfirj' fef Proxmire in the special U. S. Senate election here this yeek. • • Prpjcmire wpn the state 's. to^l |arrp yo(.e by better than 2-to-l to chaljc-up an overwhelming victory over the pro-Benson Republican candidate, formtfr-Govarnor Walter Kohler. Proxmire's total victory margin over Kohler was IggjQPQ- An unexpectedly heavy total of 770,pOO votes was cast. " '' ' The Wisconsin political upset is, calculated to make Sec'y Benson think twice about his announced intention of cubing dairy price supports aga,jn for the marketing year tp begin next April p}'oxiflir£'C|mDajgned on a, |[if4| e tliat lie w ^ «|igh,t QpKO lip* d n,Ui M %Wer supported JjUl 3Pr«*mj|e. is thf |ws| Jlemacrat to be elected to the Senate from Wisconsin in 25 years. Pi'BSreJff if hftld if 8 successful small-town printing company. He ran three times fot the Qov- a few thousand votes —- less than 2% of me total ~» .--- in 1954 and 19.16 "J.B.'t signaling our competitor, that we're ready to end th« prie* war!" (A special report on the accomplishments of the '57 Congress). WHAT DID CONGRESS DO? The President smiled grimly. "I've got a list," he said at his press conference. And he read slowly, item by item the bills Congress FAILED to pass. Now let's switch back a moment to the final day of the Senate . . . Majority Leader Lyndon Johnson leans his lanky form over a thick sheaf of typewritten pages. "My figures on the accomplishments of Congress," he intoned, "compare favorably, with those of any other Congress of recent years." First it was a Republican President speaking — then a Democratic leader in Congress. But let's look at the cold facts. THE PRESIDENT'S LIST This is what was on the President's list of failures: ' : ! TKd 'emergency corn program was killed. 1 The law to limit highway advertising did not become law. Tax relief for small business was put off. Federal flood insurance program was killed. Postal, rate increases were denied. The foreign aid program received inadequate money. Federal aid for school construction was killed. No action on lowering the voting age to 18. Presidential disability law was ignored. Hell's Canyon dam project defeated. THE OTHER SIDE These are the major recooimen- d,ations of the President which were passed — all or in part: Civil Rights ... $1 billion for public housing . . . Mid-east doctrine . . . Protection of FBI files . . . Continuation of excise and corporation taxes . . . Continuation of the soil bank . . . Membership in International Atomic Energy Agency. This in addition to billions of dollars in 'appropriations from major federal agencies. JOHNSON'S LIST Senate Lpader Johnson listed 344 bills that became law or were passed by the Senate. Let's look at a • cross-section. Agricultural trade development act . . . increased funds for the sale of farm surpluses to friendly countries by one billion dollars (to $4 billion). Atomic energy indemnity act . . . makes; the government responsible for atomic realtor hazards, to protect the -public up \Q $500 mijlion. Air Force academy bjll , . . provides for intejnril appoint- jnents to the Air Force Acade- fry- ; Medical pare payments .... provides fqr more effective dis- pibution of federal f^pdg for medical cafe. • Hospital for Indians . . . §u* thorjzes millions fpr construction of community hospitals for Indians. Postal law provision . . . pro- yides death penalty or life imprisonment where deafh results |rom mailing explosives. Veterans pensions . . . provides that money received for non- pervice-conpected disability or death paynjents'or .vfeter-ahs 1 bom us is not taxable. Reconstruction Finance Corporation . . . abolished. Increase in federal mortgages for the purchase of military housing . . . From $200 million to $250 million. Extended immigration law . , permits alien orphans unyder 14, whether legitimate or illegitimate, to corne here in unlimited numbers if adopted by a United States pitizen. Poultry inspection . . . pro., ivides safeguards by compulsory inspection, just as other meats. These are in addition to Ihe major" bills passed THE VOTER DECIDES Was it a "disappointing" Congress as President Eisenhower described it? Or was it "a Congress as good or better than any other" zts Sen. Johnson puts it? This is a matter for the constituent himself to decide . . . Behind The ie Sets WITH BUDDY MASON Hollywood, Calif. — Horatio Alger never met director John Ford. Perhaps ft's just as well! JAlger's self-made heroes- , always > started from a poor post position, and were over-handicapped in a hostile field. But, they were wide-awake, plucky, little hustlers who always managed to hit the home stretch in time to keep an appointment with the gentlemen who gift-wrap the prize mortey. *. * * We're certain that Mr Alger's alert little go-getters woul.d suffer by comparison if tjieir careers, were matched with the real- life sfprV' of John Ford. True; the . .Alger characters "pulled them' selves up by their own bootstraps but any ambitious youngster> knows he can make better time shinnying up the ladder of success if he's not gripping a bootstrap in each hand. During his first two years in Hollywood, John Ford pushed ahead with amazing speed, even for Filmland. In rapid succession, he climbed from property- man to actor and stunt man, progressing from there to the f psftion of assistant director. Orel's retentive memory absorbed the involved technique of picture-making like a thirsty sponge and in 1916 he became a fvll-fleged director at the helm of 7a Western unit. He handled thte chore so ably that h e was given many more assignments and in 1924 he distinquished himself by, Bringing in one of the finest films produced up to that time, ''The 'Jrcm Horse." With this picture breaking box-office records all over the natipp," the industry suddenly became aware of the true extent Of. -John FerpVs creative genius. During his sjecond decade m films, this talent was responsible fpr- such outstanding film-fare as ''Four Sons," "Arrowsmith," "The Lost Patrol" aj}d "The Informer," which won Fprd his first Academy Award ip 1936. ;In the next ten years, two more of the coveted Oscars joined the first statuette on the Fgrd map* ". Qne for "The Grapes' of ath* in 194Q and the pther for qw green Was Ttfy"'Valleyi''in l. |fot confent to rest on the Laurels' earned by this 'pajr pf 6|»a vfilms, John Ford created several offerings nqw acknow- leged to be all-time classics. Among these tvere "Stagecoach," 'Th'e Lpng Voyage H o m e," '-Young Mr Lincoln," "My Dar. ling Clementine" and "Fugitive." Picture-making is not the only 'field in which the Ford genius •js acclaimed. Dnn^g Wcjrlc) War H, John Ford served with distinction in the Pacific and Kurppean theatres of action as a . Ugut§nant-commandej ! , commander and cap.tai|j jn the .y.g. Wavy, and again, in the Korean 'War! His brftliant service in the se conflicts earned him the rank of vear admiral, an honor ittained by very few reserve 'ficer. •• * ••! • Two more Academy Awards were given to him for the war documentaries "Midway" and r 7th." Ite w|s setten|s- , ded whae fflfnihg tte alfle of Midtfaf and ««arly lost his life. Following his war service, Ford made "The Quiet Man" in Ireland ami woii dhothe? Oscar 1 . It was th« visit tti tHi Imlfaia Isle that determined John ford to realize a life-long ambition. Together with Michael (Lord) Killanin, he pfoductd a picture filmed entirely in Ifelaficf an all-Irish cast. In his opinion, this film made for Warner Bros, under the title, "The Rising of the Moon," is Ford's finest effort. * * * V*«! The lilt and accomplishments of John Fofd will out- Algef tfte exploits of Horatio Alger's heroes. At least, we can't recall that any of them took time out to get measured for the "scrambled eggs" and gold braid of a resjr-admlral's ensemble! CAT * Three year-old Debbie Loucks of Manning was badly clawed by the family cat while playing at her home recently. The cat, frightened by a dog, clawed her on the face and it required two stitches to close the head woUHd. explain to the man with the scissors how she wanted her hubby's hair cut. The barber, although somewhat perplexed at the goings-oft, got the job done, the woman paid and the couple left without hubby saying a word. The weaker sex — bah. (Hubby probably wanted a flat- FROM THE FILES OF THE ALOONA UPPER DES MO1NES SEPT. 16, 1937 * * * It seemed unlikely, but according to all reports, formal dedication of Algona's new post- office was finally set to take place at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21. U. S. Senator Guy Gillette of Cherokee w^as to deliver the dedicatory address. The dedication program committee consisted of Postmaster W. W. Sullivan, L. E. Linnan, O. S. Reiley and Fred Gilchrist, eighth district congressman from Laurens. Other notables expected to attend included State Comptroller C. B. Murtagh (now president of the Security State Bank). Many local civic leaders served on other committees selected for the event. * * * A Lone Rock man, Charles Hawks, received a cut on his forehead and cut on his hose, requiring a total of five stitches, when he was thrown from a horse Sunday. , •'• • •» Robert M. Loss, .county chairman of the Kossuth agricultural adjustment program, had 'been temporarily assigned , to duty with the field force of the state committee to assist the regular field man in checking individual farms. The county committee had received requests to measure 2,163 farms out of 3,527 signed up for compliance with the 1937 program. G. D. Wel- housen of Titonka' wds acting in place of H M&.,I<ojKf as chairman £f tKe" feSssUth^gVo'up. H ,. •••"-•^••^•r-' i --v ri -:."•>•,-•.:,,,.,.,,. The roof of the Baker barber shop at Bancroft caught'fire Monday morning. The volunteer fire department answered the call and extinguished the blaze in no time. The fire had a good . start and ate a pretty large hole. 'in the roof.'.' . 1 ,.._... ..„, * -... * • • Speaking of barber shops — a local woman marched her husband into -a ,5hpp here and, tq the astonishment of the customers and barber, proceeded to Mr and Mrs R. L. Beamish of Algona drove to Clear Lake Sunday to visit an uncle of Mr Beamish, John King. Mr Beam-- ish (Ray's Market) was then a representative of the Hoxie Fruit Co. in this territory. \ * * * Lloyd Muckey almost got his supply of pork for the winter while returning from Clear Lake one night recently. The Muckey. car hit a p'lg on the highway, and although the car was undamaged and nbbody injured in' the vehicle, the pig was | goner. It took several men ifom cars that stopped after the inishap to move the 'p'ig to the side of the highway. " ;; < j * * •""• A dog, belonging to, the A. W. Amunsons was poisoned With strychnine by some cruel 'so- called human being' -Saturday. Prompt action by Dr. ,L. W. Fox, local veterinarian, saved the dog's life. , • • • • Paul Biorsiedl, 10 year old son of Mr and Mrs A.. G. Bierstedt of Lakota, heard the morning recess bell ring at school and jumped to the ground. He happened to be in a swing at the time, lost his footing, fell and fractured his wrist. He was well on the way to recovery. • • » Kossuth county sweltered in temperatures between 90 and 100 during the week, and according to weather prognosticators .there was no relief in sight in the near future. The high mark was a 96 ijpadine ap4 the low a 64. A total of ^.15 mehea^o&rain : fell Thursday, but failed '.to f orqe • the thermometer downward. ' ; • * • A very serious fire was averted by men at the Sim Leigh farm near Irvington-> Friday. Stephen Loss, Jr. was pouring gas into a threshing machine when it ignited. The blaze was immediately extinguished, halting a possible disaster.* Mr- Leigh owned the thresher and Mr Loss and his son managed it during threshing runs in the neighborhood. WANT ADS BRING RESULTS BANCROFT, IOWA Legion Hall TUESDAY, SEPT. 17 IJ^^^BH^MMHaMnMMMWMnmNMMMMMMBMMWMMOMi It's grand qs a sauca ^ salad dressing spread! Mode by KRAFT s frojri the one and only MIRACLE WHIP and special pickle relishes' Sandwich Spread HEADQUARTERS FOR A NEW TYPEWRI ALL LEADING MAKES • ALL MODELS 9 ALL THE NEW DECORATOR COLORS • ALL .GUARANTEED SMITH CORONA • , UNDERWOOD REMINGTON • ROYAL (Time Payment Plan If Desired - As little As $1.00 A Week) STOP IN - LOOK THEM OVER - AT THE Upper Des Moines Pub. Co. in g: Call §i. , Iowa

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