The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 3, 1957 · Page 42
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, October 3, 1957
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J-Algpno (la.) Upp«r DM Molna* Thursday, October 3, 1957 ttesttlomes PORK GRADING PLAN LIKELY The American Meat Institute's 52nd annual Convention at Chicago gave a big boost to the plan for sorting, grading and selling of hogs in jft'aded lots. This selling procedure has been prophesied for sometime by local hog buyers. Processors say It is the only way to reflect the higher values of meat-type animals. , Processors say it is one of several steps to restore the popularity of pork, for which consumer demand< had declined in the past ,10 years. The big objection from the consumer heft been to overly fat pork. '» : .<'. The change to a method of buying that will give price advantages encouraging farmers to produce more meat-type hogs Is being urged by all major processors. It Is e«timat«i4!i'hat 70 pjjreelht of meat: packers today are buyin'g varidi/S 'percentages'''" sorted for weight and grade. ; Hog farmers were also urged to develop multiple farrowing to iron out big seasonal flpctucations in marketing of swin<9. None of this is especially new for pork raisers to hear; but it may, be new tq know that the major meat processors are about ready to complete a changeover in their methods t>f buying and determination of prices of the pork they buy. :.. * * • * ,..,. ', UNPLEASANT SURPRISE *_;. On the basis of a survey made by the Iowa • ' taxpayers Association with regard to state, county, school and city tax levies for 1956 and 1957, and the probable millage levy for 1958 estimated on adopted budgets, most areas of Ipwa will pay more I6cal taxes for 1958. ,"•' This also seemed true of Kossuth county taxpayers, especially in Algona. ''; In Algona, for example, the property tax rates per $1,000 of assessed valuation for 1956 were $67.94. For 1957 the tax rate was $75.37. And if the Iowa Taxpayers Association is carrier, the figure will take another jump in 1958. The local trend is one to be found over most pf the state. There are a few exceptions. Three smaller cities, Lamoni,.Nevada; and Shenandoah will receive tax cuts. Three cities over 10,000 population will get tax cuts — Iowa City, Fort . Dodge and Cedar Falls. The tax figures include combined state, county, school and municipal {axes as they will be ultimately paid in one lump sum by property Owners. Of the 114 cities included in the survey, the average tax rates were predicted to increase Jil E. Call Street—Ph. CY 4-3535—Algona, Iowa i.-^ Entered as second class matter at the postoUice - at Algona, Iowa, under Act of Congress of 1 March 3. 1879. Issued Thursdays in 1957 By THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Managing Editor C. S. ERLANDER. Advertising Manager NATIONAL EDITORIAL MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE Weekly Newspaper Representatives, Inc. 404 Fifth Aye., New York 18, N. Y. 333 N. Michigan, Chicago 1, 111. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO. •One Vi>;ir, In _ 1 ..$3 (X) Both Alguna p.ipers, in combination, per year $500 Simile Copies _ _" joj. SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH Olio Year, in advance _ .5400 Dotli Aluona papers in combination, one year $6.00 No subscription less than 6 months ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per inch _ 63c OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER $1.04 per $1,000 of assessed Valuation for school taxes alone, followed by city tax jumps of 89 cents, and county tax rate* of 38 cents, and the state with a 30 cent increase. How they may rise in each local community depends on , individual .conditions, chiefly with relation to bond issues that may have been passed by school or municipality units. What the exact increase in Algona and Kossuth county will be in millage levy should soon be known, when the auditor's office here ^completes it annual task of compiling figures for each taxing district. The trend will be up — so don't be surprised. * * * SCENIC HIGHWAYS — OR TUNNELS? Sioux County Capital — It's too late for this ,; summer, for Congress has gone home without ''acting on the issue — but wouldn't it be nice if the new, nation-wide network of express high-' ways that the U. S. will build in the next 10 years could be Bill-Board Free? Legislation was introduced in Congress this session which would have protected us against billboards — making the new multi-million dollar highway network one endless scenic drive through America, But the effort failed, ( and the danger persists that the new highways will be as plastered as the old ones. Aside from the safety factor implied in doing away with bill-boards that distract drivers by day and night — the possibility of uncluttered greenery and unobstructed scenery along hundreds of thousands of miles of new, wider, smoother, safer highways is one greatly to be desired. In this matter, as in most others, the people of America can have what they want — if they will only tell their congressmen and senators which they would prefer: an unregulated forest of posts and posters, or sensible protection of the people's right to enjoy the wonders and beauties of the great American continent, as they traverse it from one end to the other. * * * ABOUT POLITICAL PATRONAGE: Indianola Tribune — There has been a lot of rhubarb raised lately over the efforts of democratic party-workers to get state jobs since various departments in the state government came under control of their political party. Some sources have gone so far as to imply that there must be something immoral, if not downright crooked, connected with the removal of republicans from these jobs so they could be replaced by democrats. It cannot be pointed out too often that political patronage is as much a part of the history of our state as are corn and hogs. This is nothing new, nothing that was dreamed up by the democrats since last fall. The only thing especially unusual about it today is that, for many people, the shoe is on the other foot for the first time, and it is pinching a little. Back in 1939, just after the republicans took over after six years of democratic control, the republicans in the legislature formed a committee with the sole purpose of making sure that democratic job-holders weren't allowed to stick around any longer than was absolutely necessary. Quite a far-cry from 1957, when the democrats took over after 18 years of republican domination. One of the first things Governor Herschel Loveless asked for in his message to the general assembly was a civil-service type of state employment procedure, to insure the tenure of many present jobholders. However, the republicans controlled legislature turned deaf ears on the proposal, and so state jobs still continue to be a matter of political patronage. Along this same line, it would be interesting to see how some of the sources who attack democratic job-seekers on the state level can explain the firing of Des Moines postmaster Edith Johnson. This was a case of pure politics if there ever was one, with some of the instigators being the F;ime republican leaders who only recently "deplored" the hiring practices of state democratic Senders. The biy difference here is thas this job w;is supposedly above politics. Trumped-up charyis, hardly justifiable reasons for discharge, Wiio brought against her. Politics? Well, maybe it was just a coincidence that the person immediately named as acting postmaster is a prominent republican, who was very active in last year's stu'.e caiy.paign. and who was often mentioned as a iutuiv Polk county republican chairman. • « * Many married women would be happier and '.heir homes more successful if they looked upon STRICTLX.BUSINISS, i ......... ...u ..'__ ._, • .;;. V Behind The Movie Sets WITH BUDDY MASON "Filmore never discussed his business problems with me— ^except when I buy some new clothe*)'! KOTER8A the:;- husbands as persons to enjoy and not as possessions to be owned. -— (.Walnm Bureau). MORE FAMILIES SUBSCRIBE TO THIS NEWSPAPER IN KOSSUTH COUNTY THAN ANY OTHER PUBLICATION - MONTHLY, DAILY OR WEEKLY • When You Advertise V/ith Us You KNOW Where Your Message Is Going, And To How Many. Circulation That Covers At Pre-lnflation Cost ESTABLISHED 1863 - NINETY-FOUR YEARS OF SERVICE THE FLU PICTURE — A startling development in Asian flu has been noted by Public Health Service officials. But they're keeping the news under their hats. It is this: From evidence now on hand, it appears the so-called "epidemic" is sweeping across the country much faster than at first anticipated. It flares up, then disappears quickly. As a result, the menace may "sweep itself out" before the bulk of the special. vaccine is available to the general public. COMPLAINTS POUR IN — Letters keep rolling into the office of the Surgeon General, accusing the government of favoring big industries over "ordinary individuals" in allotting flu vaccine. Actually, distribution is set up by six big drug firms that manufacture it. The Public Health' Service simply makes suggestions on how the vaccine should be distributed. GOAT? —' The Pubt IftfUfcalth Service has its finger^ 1 crossed concerning the progress of Asian flu. It was a multi-million-dollar gamble when Surgeon General Leroy Burney told the drug firms to go all out in mass-producing the vaccine. In. return, Burney was committed to promote the vaccine. Should the epidemic fail to materialize, as advertised, the service — and especially Burney — will be criticized for "overplaying" the threatened menace. (The Public Health Service is spending $800,000 in its publicity campaign on the flu). If the flu scare fizzles, Burney will be the scape goat. ANTI - FLUORIDATION — Rep. Usher Burdick of North Dakota, the one-man campaign- ner against poisons in food, is aiming his guns at fluoridation... He reports: "Mounting evidence of increasing numbers of opponents to fluoridation of our public water supplies." LOOSE SMOKES — The cig- a'/et-cancor publicity has frightened millions of smokers into usins one certain filter brand which was praised in a recent Readers Digest article. The run on the "low-in-nico- 1ine" brand is so heavy that most Washington stores are continually running out of supply. The factory is hard-pressed to keep up with the demand. As a result, the cigarets are so loosely packed that by tapping one, the tobacco sinks a full-half- inch. MORE VET MONEY — Congressmen are telling constituents back home that laws to give greater benefits to veterans — laws not acted on this year — will be shoved through Congress in 1958... Topping the list: More pension money for World War I vets and more benefits to men with service-connected disabilities. AGRICULTURE NOTES—The Agriculture Department thinks it has the answer for growing marketable full-blooming tulips in the Deep South — First cool the bulbs for 6 to 8 weeks at 40 degrees ... This produces longer stems and more flowers, thus more profitable. The Agriculture people are sending a specialist to Japan to promote wider use of our soybeans . . . The Japanese now uso 20 million bushels of U. S. suy- favorite dishes, "tofu" and t6 help small business. Thompson comes up with three figures: Small business failures so far in 1957 are close to the 10,000 mark, highest level since 1939 . . . Also: Small business received only 16.7 per cent of the $12 billions in defense contracts so far this year. FOOD PRICE - FIXING — A big item when Congress convenes in January: An investigation into large meat packers and food chains .... The charge: Ajbetting inflation by "fixing" prices on farm items. THIS STRANGE .CITX — Is Washington a city of oddities? Well, let's look around — tilt's a place where one' eight- year-old boy can't get into a neighborhood fisffight out of sight of secret service agents. He's David Eisenhower, the P Ir e s i d e n t's grandison . . . The agents have planted themselves unostentatiously in a modest neighborhood across the Potomac? ground the clock they watch a iple,- one-story brick 'house, «• e Tionife of the John Eisenh(>w- 'jers-.: ' . . " ••" i ' The agents keep watch over David and the President's other three grandchildren — but they have instructions not to interfere with any childish Eisenhower fistfights. (Their presence makes the neighbors feel uneasy — but important). Washington is where mysterious information is kept secret for years . . . Like the identification of a portion of a dictator's brain. For 12 years, the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology kept one of the strangest secrets of all time hidden in a test tube — bits of brain tissue belonging to Benito Mussolini of Italy. Not until the dictator's body was put in its final resting place a few weeks ago, did the Army Medical Corps disclose the secret. Why was the brain here? To determine if Mussolini's mental mechanism was defective. The findings? Negative . . . This is the city of magic numbers . . . For example, Republican Chairman Meade Alcorn announces one day that the President reduced the Federal payroll by 250,000 since 1953. The next day, the Democrats came out with a fact sheet showing federal employment at 2,407,588 — an increase of 39,789 since '53. This js a city where som£ folks have the ultimate in ups and downs . . . Like Sen. Henry Jackson of Washington. One day, as member of the atomic energy commission, he dunked to the bottom of the sea in the atom-powered sub, the- Nautilus. Then, as a member of the armed services committee, he flew 31,000 feet up in an F-10? jet intercepter. This is Washington . . . It's 9 city where anything can happen and if it doesn't, a lot of falkV are surprised. Hollywood, Calif. — We are frequently . reniincM not to be too postive about the future! For some years, ''we've said, "They'll never make another fiJm, of a similar type, that will top "Elephant Boy!" Of course, Walt Disney was soley Interested in cartoon animals, about the time that Sabu was prying his way into American hearts with his tiny "bull-hook." We must dig up some excuse for being 'so wrong! Now that the Disney genius has been) applied to the home-lifle of wild-life, we are obliged to eat a <few words about past animal films that we were so certain could never be topped. * * * If history repeats itself, we'll soon be watching a Cambodian child-star, named Ayot Van Koen, following in the footsteps of Sabu. Boys, the • world over, have always smuggled stray pets onto, the family premises with a plea familiar to all mothers, "Please, Mom! Can't I keep him?" Luckily for American mothers, stray baby elephants do not abound in the Western Hemisphere. Good thing, too! For a cute baby "bull" could worm his way into the affections of an avowed animal hater. » * * Seldom has a boy's devotion . for his' pet been so vividly demonstrated as ( in • B u e n u Vista's fascinating feJaturette, "Niok," a Disney offering in Technicoldr. Ayot, a native Cambodian boy, discovers a pint- size elephant waif, lost on the fringes of Cambodia's great for- estland. An initial friendliness develops into 'an ever-growing bond between the boy and the "tiny" stray. Taking an almost motherly interest jn his newfound pet, Ayot 'feeds Niok, bathes him and even sleeps at his side. The pair become constant companions. * * * Ayot's great sacrificjj * for his j: beloved pet, comes .when ' he flfecides. .to turn. Niok free in the .great ''forest- "rather than have him sold into captivity by a visiting Chinese trader., Up until this parting, Ayot's efforts to care for Niok provide exceptionally memorable film-fare. In one highly amusing sequence, the lad decides to give JNiok his first bath. However, up "••to this time, Niok has seen no feoqd/ reason , for dipping .moj-e |Jp ot nls'ilny trunk'iiito tie, wet, tongue and down into his throat frankly, We neve* expected to see the elephant-hunlan rfela- tlonshlp of Sabu and his charge ever '.'topped" in human interest. This was before we were •privileged to witness the growth of mutual love and trust between ah elephant waif and a small Cambodian boy. If some of our more "hard- boiled" readers object to displaying misty eyes in public.j we must give them Warning. Leave to get fresh popcorn.just before Ayot sends his "little" pet back into the forest to escape the Chinese trader! FROM THE FILES OF THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES OCTi 7, 193^ ; : * * * Using a powerful charge of nitroglycerine, thieves blew the safe in the office of the Sanford and Lindebak elevator at Lu- Verne-to pieces last week. The robbery attempt was discovered Friday morning. Following the blast and discovery, it was found the thieves went to a lot of-unnecessary trouble — for the safe was empty and not locked at the time it was blown. All the windows in the office was shattered, but besides the damage to the safe and premises, nothing was lost. * * Andy Anderson, postmaster at Ringsted, leaned over to pick up a package at the right time the other day. Mr Anderson stooped down to pick the parcel from the floor of the posto'ffice aftd ai the same time heard" a crash as a window in the building shattered. He at first thought a passing auto had flipped a rock through the window, but several men came running in to explain a rifle had been discharged accidentally in a cafe across the street. They were relieved to find the slug had not hurt anyone. It hit the window at head height just as Mr Anderson bent down. Lucky Andy. * + * The first frost of the fall moved into the Algona area Wednesday morning, Oct. 6. Prior to the sudden dip --below freezing, the weather had been ideal, with a high mark of 82 and a low of 39 during the preceding week. * * * • Algona's footballers, fresh from a 27-0 win over Clear Lake in a North Central Conference . tilt, were set for a clash with Manson on the local gridiron. The win over Clfear Lake leveled the season mark at 1-1 and ,put Algona right behind Clarion at the top of the-loop standings. Local fans were ready and waiting for a meeting between the Bulldogs and Webster City's Lynx a weak after the Manson fray. » * * New officers were elected during the regular meeting of the American Legion post at Algona. Ted'Larson (Druggists' Mutual) wjap t named commander and these 'present-day Algonans named to other posts: Joe Lowe, vice commander, Gene Schemel, fin- a^ica pfficer, Glen Raney, histor- iarf, zind James Burns, sergeant- at-,arms. , , ..; ','•'•' '* *•.' •' * Reports were reaching Algona from Portland township that Ray Mqy/horter had some pretty fair sized potatoes grown during the recent-season. One large potato from the plot was .sufficient for dinner for a family of seven. Everyone assumed THAT potato was one of the largest raised by Ray. water. Except Tor. drinking purposes, ponds hold but little 'attraction to the waif. He'd rather not trust the unsure footing of a muddy bottom, when ht can easily reach a drink from secure footing on solid ground. * ' » * Ayot solves this problem by throwing cool water over his pet's face and trunk. Thus convinced that water might have possibilities beyond its ability to quench an enormous thirst, Nick trusts his boy master to lead him into the pond. In fact, he's soon wallowing joyously in the murky water beside Ayot. VICTOR TREASURE CHEST VALUABLE PAPERS ARE ALWAYS BWO! ALWAYS PROTECTED ... You'll not soon forget Niok'B introduction to his first banana.* Ayot carefully peels the fruit and wedges it in the miniature trunk. This begins the comedy juggling act of all time. The. slippery banana almost, but never quite completes the trip to Niok's waiting mouth. After a number of exasperating tries, the boy hits upon a practical solution. Lifting Niok's trunk, he rams the Algona unruly banana past .his pet's lit- ,^____ How often have you contemplated putting your valuable papers In a safe deposit box . , . yet hesitated b«cau>« you probably could not have Immediate access to them when you n««dtd them, Here's your answer! The VICTOR TREASURE CHEST Is certified M protect its contents for at least one hour from flames and heat reaching 1700°F. Handy for home or office, It h Instantly accessible yet provides 24-hour a day protection from flrt 4eV your letters, papers, jewelry or other prized possession!. INVESTIGATE THIS ECONOMY IN RECORD INSURANCE TODAY! SEE IT ON DKPLAY ATt UPPER DES MOINES PUB. CO. OFFICE SUPPLY DEPT. CY 4-3535 St. Cecelia's Church ALGONA, IOWA BUSINESS FAILURES, -r- A leading ij-sue agairwt the IJepub- licans in the '53 campaign ha* already been launched by Rep. Frank Thompson of New Jersey . . . It's the Administration's alleged foiluit- to keep its pronmi-s 3 Token To la, City Hospital Three persons from this have been taken to Iowa City for observation in McCullough's Air Ambulance dijring paat weekg. They are H. A. Brown and Mrs Myrna Teeter, Algona, who \vent to University hospitals Thursday, Sept.- 19, and Lottie Isenberger, Byrt, who entered the hospital Monday. Mrs Anna Lentsch was returned from Iowa City Monday. She lives at Livermore. Adult Instruction Class in Catholic Doctrine for NON-CATHOLICS and CATHOLICS Starting Monday, October 7 8:00 TO 9:00 P.M. IN ACADEMY HAIL "Man's. Origin, Purpose and Dettiny" "An Infallible Church - Man't Only Sure Guide" "Modern Science gnd CdtholicUm" , Excalibur was the name of the ianioL)s mystic sword <>i King Arthur "There Shall be One Fold and One Shepherd' Th*M and other objects will be covered during the cgimo of instructions \yhjch wi(J be conducted epeh week. Np charge - no collectipn T- no obligations pf any kind. , WE WELCOME YOUR PRESENCE

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