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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, October 10, 1957
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l-AI»eftc (la.) Upp»r DM Mdift* Thtmday Oct. 10, 1957 THOSE TRICKY RUSSIANS It's getting so those Russians are becoming almost unbearable. Most of us were getting nicely settled down to the World Series, and looking forward to a weekend of football over T-V, when the Russians proceed to launch that satellite into outer space to inject a new worry into everyday living. Just why the satellite has been launched, and what it is presumed to accomplish is something that the scientists will have to explain. One such explanation says it will give us more definite information about the moon, and probably Speed up the time when we can all take a trip to the Moon in a space ship. • The only thing is — we don't want to take 6 trip to the Moon. All we want to do is enjoy the World Series end the weekend football games. ] We hope the satellite burns itself out, or lakes the wrong turn and winds up in the orbit £f Jupiter or Venus or Mars — and stays there. , * * * 1 Speaking of segregation, the big problem facing Ike on his New England vacation was that he couldn't segregate his golf from his v/ork. * . * * * ' There's a 14 year-old girl down in Mississippi reading too much. After marrying a 76 year-old great-grandfather she said "I'd rather pe an old man's darling than a young man's aiave." HOW TO PROTECT AGAINST INFLATION Hampton Chronicle — Inflation is here, and has been here, but numerous persons evidently do not know how to cope with it, and who can blame them. The Waterloo Courier recently had a communication from one of its economist wri- jfers in Washington, and he brings out what every- J?ody should know anyway, if they would give the matter some serious thought. Keep enough cash in a savings account to meet emergencies like death or illness. ' One way to start protecting yourself and your family is to be prepared to support your family at least'six months in case you should lose your job. Once you have built up an emergency fund, if, is safe to invest. But don't put all your eggs in one basket. You might gamble sixty-five per cent on inflation, invest the remaining thirty-five per cent as a hedge bank certificate against deflation. Your best investment should be a home, whose value goes up and down with the doilarppdwever, jpost new homes are priced beyond the reach of the average family. To avoid plunging too deep in debt, you should have an income of $7,000 to $8,000 to buy a $10,000 to $.15,000 house. • As a hedge against deflation, put your money JQ sayings accounts, bank certificates of deposit, government bonds and preferred stocks which pay fixed dividends, or in good real estate loans or real estate purchases. ,"'. Finally, take President Eisenhower's advice about selective shopping. Read the ads in the Newspapers, and take the time to find bargains, , then don't go into debt. If you want a new car next year, start making the payments now into your savings account. This way you can collect interest instead of paying it to a finance company. .<- Fairmont Sentinel — Then, too, there's the Ijase story going the rounds to the effect that a prominent United States Senator was asked if rie classified himself as a "Modern" Republican. Drawing himself up to*'his full 6'2" (in stocking jfeet, that is) he yjewed the interrogator with a <g)ld, withering look and replied:*"No. My mother and father were married." « * ~ * * -^ It is interesting to follow the reactions of our editorial brethren when legislative bills are veto- g|. WJnen Jke yetoes them, 4t is ''good" — when Spvernpr Loveless vetoes them, It is "bad". f ^Jgatro Upper $pp • fftoZnts HI E. Call Street—Ph, CY 4-353EJ—Algona, Iowa «- Entered es second class matter at the postoffice "" at Algona. Iowa, under Act of Congress of ^ March 8, «79. f Issued Thursdays In 1857 By THE UPPER PgS MOINES PUBLISHING CO, R. B. WALLER, Managing Editor , .C. S. ERLANPJ3R, Advertising Manager IU KGS6VTH CO. ia adirvMt — ,~.-~~- — .— --- — 18.00 JUTSS QWflJPE KOSSUTH «|«MM» *--«• --- ~- --V ---- - ------ «•<» *» fO«fc«Bi«li>n. <MU> ye»r — 10.09 "n iljf pa 48e NEWSPAPER |$TRICTiy BUSINESS CRUX OF LITTLE ROCK TROUBLE In only one publication, U. S. News & World Report, thus far, has there been any effort to intelligently probe into the entire school integration problem as it has developed in Little Rock. For its Sept. 27 and Oct. 4 coverage in many directions, this magazine deserves a vote of thanks. Contrasted with the somewhat hysterical and prejudiced coverage in the press, the news* papers came off a poor second. U. S. News & World Report makes a num* ber of points clear that every thinking American should ponder. First, the magazine articles point out that integration in the school systems has never been made a law of the land by any act of Congress— only by decisions of the courts. "The big issue It whether a federal judge, appointed to office, can tell a Governor what he mutt or cannot do in carrying out hl» official duties under State laws" the magazine says. The Constitution of the United States in substance declares that all people are equal and must be treated that way. In Little Rock, a few years back, a bond issue of several million dollars was voted. From the proceeds, a new high school was built and in 1956 Horace Mann high school opened with only Negro pupils. The school was 30 years newer than Central high. Little Rock folks who voted the bond issue and will pay for it and who are predominately white, felt that by doing this they complied with the "equal" provisions as Interpreted by the U. S. Supreme Court in 1952. But since then, new court rulings have been made. A Little Rock woman, editor of a Negro weekly newspaper, urged families to send their children to Central high, rather than Horace Mann. Out of over 1,000 students in Horace Mann, she was able to persuade only nine to seek a transfer to Central high from Horace Mann, U. S. World & News Report states. But the nine were sufficient to start a whole train of events, which go far beyond this one question in Little Rock. There are already many serious thinkers who point out that if a Federal judge can render an opinion that results in the President calling for deployment of U. S. troops against U. S. citizens, there is no limit to where such force may lead. And it brings up the question of just what powers does a Governor have, or the people of a sovereign state, with reference to the handling of their own affairs. The law used by the President in sending the troops was passed in 1871. It is a sad thing, no matter which way you look. The Negro has been making progress toward social and economic betterment. The Little Rock affair will hinder, rather than help, in this movement. At the nub of the Federal troop movement were two men, Attorney General Brownell and Sherman Adams, neither an elected official of the United States. They brought President Eisenhower back from his vacation and persuaded him to sign the order for moving troops into Little Rock - and the "battle of Central high" began. The purpose was clear. Negro votes in many northern cities hold the balance of power between the two major political parties. A swing of the Negro vote from Democratic to Republican could swing the large-state electoral votes. Neither Brownell or Adams care about the Negro. Brownell, in fact, sends his children to an all-white private school In Washington, D. C., as do mpst other high government officials. Over the years, sincere leaders, both black and white, have endeavored to gradually work for better understanding between the races. Such results cannot be accomplished overnight. The action of sending Federal troops to Little Rock could ruin all progress made in recent years, and probably will, U. S. News & World Report believes and so states. And above all, it raises the most Important questions of whether local rule in the democratic fashion shall govern a city or a state, * * * FOOD BRINGS LESS, COSTS MORE DecorBh Journal — Most qf us have noticed the new highs being set by our food bills. Food being a necessity rather than a luxury, we would naturally notice its price. Thig is one time, however, when we can refrain from viewing the American farmer with the customary jaundiced eye. He is not getting the increase. Far from it. He is getting less of the family food dollar all thf time. Whereas he supposedly got 51.3 cents in 194,7, he now receives 33.6 cents of the food dollar. Farm prices are .generally below the 1947 level. Where does the food dollar go? The following are figures from the U. S. News &" World Report: Labor—33.2 cents now and in 1947 it was 24.7 ce,nts; transportation cost* g.8 cents now (in 1947 —2.2 cents); federal income tax takes 3.0 cents now compared with 2.7 cents jn 1947; profits have gone down from 44 cents in 1947 to 3.0 cents now in terms of net profits; other charges have climbed from 14.8 cents in 1947 to 19.4 cents at the present. Other costs include the cost of packaging, processing and selling, overhead casts, and taxes of the state and local variety. These costs, some of them unavoidable, are far afapye J947, put we have ourselves to blan^e for the increase in costs pf packaging in fancy wrappers and in "meal sized" measures. If the consumer did not prefer to purchase these added conveniences, they wouldn't be offered. §ome foods require very little efforjt to prepare. Cakes and pies are gold ajl ready to mix with fluid »nd bake. Other foods are frozen and require little more than thawing out. Still ftther fogif #j-e refldy tn? £^ as J&ey come from the package, or else fee merely warmed and served. states, ttie of the original Subject can be made to f«l they are once inorfe in the preletiee of thtt perlbnal- ity. % « • ** With eh«*«!fftffc«e Ann Blythe merely "Everyone connected picture has been very kind, ' tell me 1 have don* well. Ail I know is that I tried — tried 'nut for success, but for an artist's real ambition — sincere achievement!" Yes! The real Ann Blythe ha« returned ffofh the character in which she became so completely submerged. She's the sweet, modest Ann once more, the girl who couldn't possibly be considered for the title rple in "The Life of Helen Morgan!" "Shall t mumble this back to you?" HOW'S IKE'S HEALTH? — This question came to the fore again after the President's strenuous routine of racial crises and flurried arrangements for the visit of Queen Elizabeth. ' The answer: Mr Eisenhower maintains a comparatively robust health because he has trained to pace himself. He has became testier and more impatient, however, because of Gov. Faubus' actions, but he "blows it off" on the golf course. Main advice of his physicians: "Calm yourself." He does ... WILL LITTLE ROCK HURT? Politically, that is. Both the Republicans and Democrats will be asking this for months to come. Unbiased observers report: Republicans , as a result of the Little Rock incident, will probably poll 75 per cent of the Negro vote across the country. Democrats, however, v/ill regain all the south in electoral votes. And, in the north, the Democrats will gain a£ many as 10 white votoa for every Negro vote lost in some of the more conservative areas. There is widespread talk here that the federal troops in Little Rock have cost the Republicans the White House in '60. WHAT ABOUT THIRD PARTY? — The consensus as of now is: There will be no third State's Rights" political party for the next election,. Reason: Southern states are divided among themselves as to its feasibility especially because a split from the parent party would preclude the best chance the Democrats have had since 1948 in recapturing the White House. —o— HOW'S IKE'S POPULARITY? It suffered immeasurably because of his high budget requests. Then, certain economy measures, ironically, have damaged the President's prestige. Notable is the veto of postal carrier wage hike. The National Association of Letter Carrier gives wide- distribution to this story: On Labor Day, 1952, Mr Eisenhower, then a candidate, told the carrier: "If ever you find you have a problem, I promise you yi advance you won't sit on the doorstep any time to get to me." That, said William C. Doherty, head of the carriers, was the closest the federal employes ever got to him... COY CANDIDATES — Discount published accounts that Sen. Lyndon Johnson of Texas would not accept the Democratic nomination for the presidency ... The only -thing he said was he would not seek it — but would possibly accept if the nomination were handed to him. Same goes for Sen. John Kennedy of Massachusetts. He was quoted as saying he wasn't going to campaign for the nomination ...Later he told friends: "What else could I say? I have to get re-elected as senator first... Everybody should know I want a crack at the presidency." ARMY CUTS — Bitter grumbling is heard in areas where army installations, thought to be permanent, are slated to get the axe in the current military economy wave. When this writer brought up the matter directly with Defense Secretary Charles Wibon at the secretary's final press conference on Oct. 2, Mr Wilson simply shrugged it off as "one of those things." He said folks should nut worry too much about the 100,000 reduction in ground forces and §0,000 'in civilians. "Those people," he said, "should use some Imagination." —o-— Oklahoma, who claims to be the champion of the "little man", bought a home for $150,000 — one of the most fashionable — in nearby Arlington, Va. The so-called commercial jet plane, the TU-104, which Russia flew here in September, ( was a fraud, airline engineers are saying ... They say it's actually an inferior military jet re-fitted to look like a passenger plane... Fooled a lot of Americans. FROM THE FILES OF THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES OCT. 14, 1937 * * « Kossuth counly's first heavy frost 4 of the fall of 1937 brought heavy clothes out of the mothballs in a hurry. The rush for more warmth followed a 26 degree reading ea.rly Wednesday morning, Oct. 13. High mark for the week was 74, two days before the freeze. * * * Thrrte weeks ago some linv bcrger cheese caused lots of trouble over at the courthouse—> and now a new menace faced the occupants of the building—in the form of small occupants. Mice were invading the place, probably due to the approach of cold weather. At any rate, Sheriff Casey Loss and his deputy, Art Cogley, were being bothered most by the rodents. fh«y confiscated & sack of popcorn recently, 'and lacking a better place to store it, tossed it in a corner of the sheriff's office. The mite moved in, and thftateifed to take eve* the office. Loss and Cogley set a series of traps and between the hours of 4 and 6 p.m. Tuesday caught six. Wednesday morning, deputy auditor Cat! Pearson opened his desk and found two mice 'dead inside. Carl's pipe was also in the desk and got credit for killing the mice. Slip- postiott had it that the poor little things were overcome by fumes. Carl's pipe was in great demand in many of, the other courthouse offices wheft word got around about its efficiency. * * * . Charlie Murfagh and Gordon (Sam) Kuhn went to Spirft Lake Monday and returned with a nice string of silver bass, pike and perch. They surprised many of their friends by sharing the catch. Mighty tasty according to all reports. * * * Mrs Mennet Trunkhlll of Portland township was recuperating from a badly sprained ankle suffered Monday when she fell down stairs while doing her washing. * * « Banns of matrimony were published in St. John's Catholic church at Bancroft Sunday morning for Dr. Magnus Lichter of Burt and Loretta Howie of Algona. Congrats on your approaching twentieth wedding anniversary, Dr. and Mrs Lichter. * * * Chester Bailey of Union township (now a resident of Algona) recently received a shipment of 1240 head of western sheep, Orville Dixon assisted in caring for the animals, one of the largest herds in the area. * * * H. E. McMurray, Algona contractor, fell from a scaffolding on a farm building north of town Thursday and injured -his legs severely. It was thought he would be on crutches for sev- *ral mofithi. Aljrona'i outweighed Bulldogs wet* preparing for a Friday night engagement with Webster City's big Lynx on the local Athletic Park gridirdn. The locals were tied for the top spot in the North Central Conference with the Iowa Falls Cadets and needed a win to stay in that choice position. Algona was a definite underdog according to all information available on the strength of the two clubs. » * * Titonka's fine high school baseball team chalked up its llth win in twelve starts, a 6-3 decision over Goldfield at Goldfieia Tuesday. Edgar Rippentrop, Titonka hurler, allowed only fout •hits and two walks while whiff- •ing 11. He and Junior Hansen, catcher, shared hitting honors for the KoSsuth team with a pair of blows each. » » * Three auto accidents la the county in recent days failed to bring serious injuries to any persons involved. Algona, Iowa obtained its name from a derivation of "Algon- quin.V the name being suggested by the wife of one of the town's founders. It was first settled in 1854. , 'OPEN CLOGGED' SEWERS WITHOUT DIOOINOI Dlitolvti Roott, Sludge, Great*, Paper eailly and Inoxptnth BOYER . ROOT DESTROYER , HALL - STRAHORN HARDWARE — ALGONA r Behind The Movie Sets WITH BUDDY MASON • Hollywood, Calif. — Partly be',Cause of her unaffected sweetness, in private life, Ann Blythe near- ily lost the opportunity to play "Helen Morgan" in "The Helen •Morgan Story." This, and her many musical .comedy roles gave many persons in Hollywood the impression that •Ann was merely a talented and lovely little ingenue. And, you 'don't hire "lovely little ingenues to play exotic, emotion-wrenched songstresses. * * * People had almost forgotten Ann's earlier dramatic roles of great depth and feeling such as, for instance, Joan Crawford's daughter in "Mildred Pierce" twelve years ago. Officials at Warner Bros. Studios held divided opinions regarding Ann's ability to do justice to the part. Some couldn't picture her, by ANY stretch of imagination, as the fabulous torch singer whose life was a mixture of triumph and tragedy during the riotous night dub era of the Roaring Twenties. * * * Famous director, Michael Curtiz, and producer Martin Rankin, (Couldn't bring themselves, at first, .to a feeling that Ann JBJythe was "right" for the characterization. Now, Mike and Marty are loudest in praise of her outstanding performance. They are certain that Ann is embark- ||jg upon a new, and even more .^f-jlliant, career. QAnn wanted that part. Wanted it badly. 'To'her, being a sucess was not enough. In any profession, to her way of thinking, there should be something more rewarding than fame and money. Something that gives one a soul- satisfying sense of aecornplish- ment and achievement. She wanted to portray this tempest- ous songstress. Wanted to probe, the innermost emotions of the girl with an understanding that would enable her to breathe life into a re-creation of her life. ** * * Over forty tests were made by the studio to showcase the possi- •piUties of an equal number o; "feminine personalities before Ann was tested. Knowing this, Ann gave her test the status of a command performance. Needless to gay, she so impressed everyone with her t'ittness for the part that |he holdout executives were thorough^ convinced. Her standout enactment of the Helen Morgan role did more than impress the studio's front-office toppers. Ann created the character with such insight and sympathy that old friends and associates of Helen Morgan were startled by the similarity of Miss Blythe's new screen personality to that of the singing ANOTHER HOME * WILL HEAT WITH.... ....IT'S CLEANER, CHEAPER, COMPLETELY AUTOMATIC . Frank Ljau&che of Ohio bought a $40,000 feme in # mod, Washington suburb in Maryland ... At the same timd, Sen. Robert Kerr oi Jfarry Reppappri, one of Helen's partners when she opened the Helen Morgan Club, told u> that he felt as though he were reliving a part of his life every time he did a scene with Ann Blythe. It takes artistry to re- Construct the life of another per'«on so faultlessly that old friends Another Algona NATURAL 6AS LINE - INSTALLED IA5T TUESDAY FOR FULL DETAILS ON HOW YOU, TOO, ' MAY ENJOY GAS HEAT THIS WINTER Call CY - 4-2484 NORTH CENTRAL PUBLIC SERVICE CO. "YOUR GAS COMPANY" J

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