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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, October 17, 1957
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g-Alpono fla.) &tl Moftttt Thursday, Oct. 17, 1957 me Be$ tuome$ !CiS55!S!5?"!!!?™ SATELLITE AND MISSILE PROGRAMS NOW GET AIRING Congressman Merwin Coad of Iowa's 6th district bore the brunt of a short-lived flare-up <3t the district American Legion convention in Fort Dodge last week, because of a remark he made in a speech which was critical of the progress the U. 5. has made in Its missile program. Two Webster City lawyers took this criticism to be political, and urged that Coad be escorted from the hall. The calmer view prevailed, and no such move was made. Just what the Congressman would be permitted to say, if the Webster City attorneys had their way, we do not know. But we do know that in being critical of the missile program of the U. S., Congressman Coad is far from being alone at this moment, and -the criticisms are coming from some high-up places, quite in contrast with the "everything is fine; don't worry" soothing syrup we have been handed for the past several years. Everything is not fine, and hasn't been for some time. Brig. General Robert L Scott, commanding general of Luke Air Force Base at Phoenix, Ariz, let go this blast: "The United States must meet the challenge of the Russian satellite ( or be at the mercy of the Soviet Union. If necessary, let's get rid of all three branches of the military service. Let's pull out from each of the branches enough forward-looking men to form a missile corps. We've been beaten in the field of science, although we are ahead in Cadillacs, television, refrigerators and Revlon's Love-Pat." Leading newspapers over the country agree that the United States has been'poyring billions of dollars into aircraft factories at a time when ,the age of military aircraft is about to be sup' planted by missiles carrying atomic warheads. Even our own small voice made this statement quite a few months back in an editorial on this page. It has been obvious to many, that our own leaders have failed to forsee the trend in the science of war. The three branches of our ser• vice, each jealous of the other, have been go- <ng their own independent ways, fighting among themselves as to which one had the iest idea. Russia, forsaking this expensive privilege of internal strife betweeri services, proceeded to outstrip us for the moment, and now unquestionably has a missile capable of dropping atomic warheads anywhere frrthe United [States frorrf launching sites within their own boundaries. Such a missile has to be, or the , satellite now whirling around the earth could never have been projected 'the necessary distance from earth, scientists flatly state. Alton L. Blakeslee, science editor of the Associated Press, says that we have been wasting time, money and talent on ideas and methods that even If successful would be obsolete before completion. He points out that there will be many, in '_ defense of their own policies and the outcome, who will cry that they have not had enough money. Blakeslee points out that the United i States, richer in dollars and resources than Russia, has spent many billions for military purposes — yet we have come off second best. The only thing Russia seems to have in greater abundance is a unity In direction of effort and scientists to carry out the program. A jet bomber of the latest type costs from 7 million dollars up. As of the moment, according to the publisher of the trade magazine Aeronautical Purchasing, the best missiles that we have are costing about 4 million dollars each, the smaller ones less. \ All is not lost. We, too, will have a satellite .and probably soon. But the fact remains that as of now, Russia has outstripped us in its •missile development program, and there is no use acting like an ostrich, with head in sand, : about it. Itypet 'ill E. Call Street—Ph. CY 4-3536-r Algona, Iowa Entered as second class matter at the postoffice «t Algona, Iowa, under Act of Congress of March 3. 1879. Issued Thursdays in 1957 By THE UPPER PE8 MOINES PUBLISHING CO, R. B. WALLER, Managing Editor C. S. ERLANDER, Advertising Manager 57 NATION At lp I T_0 R LA L ,:&•* A COLD RECEPTION Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Benson went to South Dakota last week to speak at Sioux Falls in conjunction with a corn picking contest and if he didn't know it before, he knows that regardless of the back-patting he may get around Washington, when he gets out in overall country he Is anything bu» o respected seer and prophet for the nation's agriculture. The throwing of eggs at Mr Benson was uncalled for and to be regretted. Any man has a right to speak his mind, and Benson appeared at the request of someone in charge. It is not necessary to agree, but any speaker deserves courteous treatment. The Associated Press reported that "no applause was heard during Benson's speech." We don't wonder at that. Benson called for removal of com acreage allotments and the support of corn at its lowest level under the mandatory law now in effect. Cern belt farmers can read. And they can figure. They know that this year's crop is going to bring much less per bushel than It did..last year — 10 cents a bushel less for compliance corn — and much less for non-compliance corn. And at the same time every farmer is well aware that the special interest groups now running the government, are feathering their own nests in nice^ shape, with higher prices all along the line which are responsible for our present inflation. Something is out of balance in the economy, and the farmers know it. * * * PRESIDENT EXCEEDED AUTHORITY? Grundy Center Register — There seems to be ample grounds for belief that President Eisenhower had no legal authority for sending 1,000 federal/ troops and the National Guard of the state of Arkansas to Little Rock to force integration in a high school to which six negro children were denied admission. The President may not only have exceeded his authority in sending the large army to Little Rock, but he clearly violated a pledge that he gave to Congress only a few months ago when the civil rights bill was up for passage. He promised then never to use troops to force integration. At a press conference on July 17th the President said: "I can't imagine any set of circumstances that would ever induce me to send federal troops into a federal court and into any area to enforce' orders of a federal court, because I believe that the common sense of America will never require it. "Now, there may be that kind of authority resting somewhere, but certainly I am not seeking additional authority of that kind, and would never believe that it would be a wise thing to do in this country." The President's action in bringing an army of federal and national guard troops to force integration on people who were not entirely ready for it is a step backwards in the direction of integration. Southern people were gradually becoming to accept colored children in white schools. Forcing them to go all the way at one time awakens an old prejudice against segregation that has retarded mixed schools in the south several years. Whoever in the Department of Justice got the President to recede from his earlier policy of moderation toward civil rights in bur schTgpls was, not rendering the President good service. Keeping the problem of integration at high pitch will delay the time for its solution. We should be more lenient in letting southern people work out thtir own social problems. We would be more tolerant on the mixed race question if WB had such a problem of our own to deal with. * * • BOOM IS OVER? Rock Rapids Reporter — Most all of the eastern financial wizards are now acknowledging that the "boom" is over. A lot of jobs have ended, and a great majority of businesses are operating less hours each week than in the past. Obviously the great American* production machine has caught up with demand — ih fact production now exceeds demand and we can anticipate a buyers market for the immediate future at least, We're not at all sure that the slowdown is a bad thing. For one thing, better quality merchandise will now be available, there will be a lot more industrial peace, tomorrow's dollar will probably j buy as much as today's — and that alone is a good thing. We're not looking for any great slump, prob ably not even a modest recession — but the bubble won't be blown up any farther, unless a change in direction appears. Incidentally, we're quite sure that historians studying this period in the future Wfll report thai dropping farm income was the basic cause of the leveling off. Every time that big business and big labor get it into their heads that they don't need '{STRICTLY BUSINESS rtoniter is borfl, the Duntafi in- g§mfity must begin to device a Wfly for the Stalwart hero to bring about its destruction and save the day. * t « No! long ftgd, a small-budget producer, who wished to avoid picking up the tab for animating a "creature", came to Dave with firi idea. He wanted a script based on a malignant wind. This super-wind was to destroy wholfe cities. • Now. it's one thing t6 Create a -horrific threatening force. However, the final reel of most any film traditionally finds the male lead locked in a life-or- death battle with the villain. * * 4 Inasmuch as this Grahd-daddfr of all Kansas twisters couldn't offer many good hand-holds for Idtle-out hsrpjcs, Duncan bowed odt. But, the Wild idea remains. So, If writer David Duhcan 'tosses in his sleep, murmuring fitfully, "There MUST be a way!"- — he's not dreaming of a "Black Scorpion" who wets his whistle with a barrel of Insecticide. There's always the atom bomb! But, who's going to bomb a giant hurricane? Especially, when ALL the atomic plants in the world are hitch-hiking a bumpy ride on its top deck! gona in the running for the rfbfth Central Conference crowrtj with only Iowa Falls ahead of the locals in the standings. The Bulldogs were set to travel to Hampton Friday night. treatment bf the long overlooked damage. WD KOTERBA —J FLU VACCINE GRIPES — A of California retires from the lot of taxpayers are burned up Senate next year... about the favoritism shown in A wry note: The Civil Defense the government's distribution bf has published a new booklet the hard-to-get Asian flu vac- titled "Radioactive Fallout on cine. ' the Farm." The story is that federal Tne Agriculture Dept. has dis- agencies have taken priorities on covered that vitamin C, lost in the vaccine — and have in- strawberries when they are stored noculated government employes m a freezer, can be retained ful- without cost! -ly when the berries are held at It all started when the hush- a temperature of zero ... hush Central Intelligence Agency The Washington army of lobby- obtained the vaccine for its em- > sts stands at an all-time high — ployes. Other government de- Just under 5,000 ... An additional partments heard about it and 2 °0 individuals and organizations demanded "equal rights." So registered with Congress this the Public Health Service ex- y ear • • • pedited shots for all federal workers in Washington and managed to keep the news from the Washington papers! But the words leaked out via the grapevine and has made the ordinary souls — the taxpayers — boil. Meanwhile, as was predicted in this column, the flu epidemic is moving through the country sw fast that it will be over before the vaccine is available to the general public. , Already, overtones are reacht • ing the Public Health Servicd Behind The Movie Sets WITH BUDDY MASON FROM THE FILES OF THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES OCT. 21, 1937 * * * A six-inch snowfall Salurday, following an inch of the white stuff Friday, bogged things down for a while in this vicinity. Good old Algona gained nationwide publicity for the heavy snow as it was the most registered in the United States that day. Outside of the fame for the town, the snow was unwelcome to most pei-sons. Following disappearance of snow, farin work was again continuing, with practically all farmers back in the field for the completion of corn picking. Low temperature for the period was a 20 above reading Oct. 14, while the high was a not-warm 55. Two separate days the high mark failed to get out of the thirties. * * » The snowstorm was in part responsible for a 0-0 tie between Algona and Webster City at the Athletic Park. The tie kept Al- Sid Lindtey. epitaidf el Lakota City water ettgihe and pump, had a close call last week when he was overcome by carbon monoxide gas while on duty. He rhade it outside the bliildirtg arid was found there unconscious, bttt had completely recovered Within 24 hours. * * * Addison C, Miller e! Corwlth probably had the oldest husking peg ih this area. A mart gave Mr Miller the peg itt 1884 and it had been used by the Corwlth man every year since that time. He said he liked it much better than the new-fangled corn pickers, due to the fact it was much safer to handle and that in 53 years of use the peg had not injured the owner or caused him any discomfort. No husking rolls to get caught in. * » * It really did "hurt mother most" when a Titonka woman, Mrs Will Schutjer, had to spank h%r four year old daughter, Patty. While she was spanking the child, Patty suddenly put her hand back where she was being spanked. That was okay, except the little girl had a can opener in the hand and Mrs Schutjer suffered a severe cut on her hand. A book placed in the proper spot is much safer than a can opener any day. * * * W. W. Gillesple was elected president of the Algona Gladiolus Society Monday evening. Other officers included G. W. Stillman, vice president, and Francis Bunting, secretary-treasurer. The official contract «f or the 1938 State Gladiolus Show, slated for Algona, was also signed during the meeting. * * * Mr and Mrs Fred Genrich of Lone Rock, well-known residents, observed their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary Sunday by entertaining ( a large group of friends at dinner. Congratulations on your 45th Mr and Mrs Genrich. * * * Sister Carmalelra, a teacher in the St. Benedict school, really deserved a purple heart or something for her recent injury and subsequent activities. Shortly after beginning her first year at the St. Benedict school, she fell down a stairway. She was injured but didn't think it was serious until several weeks later when her pains became severe. A doctor investigated and found several fractured ribs and began Portland News Mr and Mrs Franz Teeter fe- ceived word that Mr and Mrs Merle Teeter are the proud parents of a baby girl, born Friday evening, at Iowa City, weighing 10 pounds and 8 ounces The little Miss has hot yet been named. Mrs Teeter is the former Myrna Mary Jennings. You've reached middle age when to loaf you're content— And you're "get up and go" has got up and went. LtMl Ray Guglielmetti of Belle Plaine escaped serious injury recently when a limb he was sawing fell the opposite way from what was expected arid smashed the ladder on which he was standing. He received bruises about the head and face. the gift your favorite person deserves two But don't be too late — It is impossible to accommodate everyone in December — Good Portraits and Picture Wotk take time. YOU TAKE TI*ME, TOO. LOOK YOUR BEST Take Time Now For An Appointment DECEMBER IS TOO LATE ISAACSON STUDIO Algona CY 4-2594 Hollywood, Calif. — Have you ever wondered if the science. - -------that the flu scare has been "over- fiction writers, currently turning played." (Congress appropriated out horror picture scripts, evar $800,000 for publicity on Asian have wild nightmares? Now, flu) there's a $64 question for the _ 0 _ adult quiz kids! HUGE SUBSIDIES — The After creating a bevy of cute, question of stupendous federal little - vampires; gorilla - men; subsidies to big companies will saucer-men from outer-space; be one Democratic issue against fi'ant insects and little playmates the Republicans and big business tnat OOZ( -' out of tjie slime in our next year. better-class Black Lagoons for Ironically, the issue is being the edification of horror-and- fanned by a Republican — Rep. hysterics addicts, what could a Charles Brownson of Illinois . . . mere nightmare offer? Brownson Is giving wide pub-' * * * licity to the fact that one big When a panic-purveyor has company — Delta & Pino Land pushed past the pre-dawn period, Co., of Mississippi — received a pounding his portable-pecking kickback last year of $1.4 million pinkies to a pulp producing pre- as a cotton subsidy. historic pals who can peek over Among kickbacks to big wheat penthouses at their prey, he pre- fjrms, largest subsidy went to pares to pound a pair of pillows. the Campbell Farming Co., of But, when he has said good-night Montana. Sum: $312,908. to all his zombie hombres and — o-r- ' voodoo hoodoos, who people his BENDER WRANKLES — : portable, what happens if he George Bender, former senator wants to enjoy a first-class, from Ohio and now special assist-, screaming - meemy nightmare? ant to Interior Secretary Fred Does he have to hire fel'low- .Seatqn, is wrankling fellow of- writers to dream up a script for ficials with his aggressiveness his dreams? Unless his own re- AUDIT BUREAU OF *5«* •fj.'y'l *»*w*v*p, +ui «•• 4., N. Michigan, Chicago 1, 111. G«4 fftwr. Jp RATES m KQBSUTH co. .„„„„„. ___ 13.00 8VB8CIUP710H HATRfl tft j4v*iM* „„ 4J|<UV» PH*** IB combination, on* year — ffi.OO !«*» than 6 AKD 04JUNTY NEWBPAPBR agriculture they are going right down the road to trouble. Agricultural wealth is "new" wealth, and it can turn over many, many times, creating 'new jobs and demand for all Hinds of products. A pros porous agriculture means prosperity for others too. But when the other segments of our economy forget agriculture and take away profits — then they are simply assuring trouble for themselves. ' We are quite sure Jhat agriculture is in a much better condition tfcan it was in the twenties — when the trouble started before *— let's hope that all segments of government and business $ee to it that the production of new wealth continues — and that this basic production activity be allowed to operate at a profit so that it can buy and thus provide the sound foundation other parts Of our economy need. * . * t Farm Accent Mote: Most farm accidents happen to children under nine, and folks over <50; more farm folks are injured in falls on stairs or the floor than by tractors. ...Fellow workers say Bunder is' cious,'little man-eating mtihsters moving in, taking away work: turn traitor, and gooble up the which is the r03ponsibility of studio paymaster before he can other department heads. ' collect his check, there's not -^o—r I much they can do to frighten the SATELLITE PRESTIGE..—: same brain-father who dispatches President EiserHiSwer's ^prestige;: 'em on their murderous ways! has dropped "alarmingly" here 1 .'•s! » » t and abroad as a result of the' Of course, any monster-making firing of the i ,.,,Hussian satellite!,,maestro, who turns blood-and"gore 'into bread-and-butter, could whip up a loyely bad dream in _ which he would suddenly be un- that the United States could have able to materialize any of the new monsters demanded by fciis .. current contract! were displayed by the Whit4] For instance, if David Duncan House... • ; •> '? ever loses two-out-of-three falls —o— t° the figment of a fevered, CAREER OFFICERS BITTER, featherbed fancy, it will be to an Bitterness sweeps the military as pyergrown, king-size Kansas a result of ruthless cutbacks in zephyr that topples skyscrapers personnel... and flattens cities but defies Thousands pf career officers capture, or control... Mr Duncan With ottly a year or two left is one of the nation's leading before Retirement have been science-fiction writers. He author- kicked out (some as high as ed the original" story and screen- colonels) and have had to re- play of "The Black Scorpion," enlist as enlisted men to safe- which, currently, is being releas- pbserYerSj. close td ths Washington scene are concedin sent up its satellite long befort the Reds if firmer leadershjt guard some of their pension. ed by Warner Bros. If there's a Other officers have been im- type of monster Mr Duncan has mediately "drafted" into the $QT created for films, he's prob- "Ready Reserve" against their ably keeping it under wraps for will. his next screen offering. —o— * * . * M6YNER IH FRONT — Gov, Dave Duncan's 150-foot Ipng, Robert Meyner is now slated to 50-foot high scorpions, in his new win reelection in New Jersey by Warner screamfest, pjay hide- an even greater margin than and-seek with Richard Denning earlier expected... and Mara Corday. As the story BOOSTING FARM INCOME Iowa farmers have' a'steady and dependable customer in the brewing industry. quality grain is a basic requirement in'brewing ,7, and as it happens, Iowa's NP, 1 crop, corn, is also the No. 1 cereal adjunct used in making beer. In addition, the industry also requires large quantities of soybeans, wheat, barley, and other' grains, adding further to our farm income, In the last year alone America's brewing companies spent over $250,000,000,00 for grains of this type, And our farmers benefit even further because many of these brewers' grains later become vitamin^ enriched cattle feei in truth, Iowa prosperity gains in WarijTways from the brew* Jng industry,,, and not the teast of these is the steady boost given to our farm income, Talk is that his Republican op- progresses, we stronglv suspect ponent, Malcolm Forbes, is not that Dave has been buying up jetting much help from Ike's "' ' voluntarily - preferred coattails. „ v __ The President, who won the state menace turned out to be a two- jy three-quarter million votes in story, giant snail that lived in large blocks of smelling-salts Stock. One outstanding Duncan rtirbes his messing. 1056, ha4 g£ne all out to give the Salton Sea. He emerged when hungry, to obtain a snack. Preferably, a medium-size tour? Sen. Eyej;ett| ist or tender motorist! is ow * * * 3irksen o is now all but assured of the job as Senate min- Another Duncan darling was ority leader when "his Republican man-eating plant with a fcmbitioh colleague Sen, William Knowland to devour the world. Once a . *, helping to build Iowa Ihttrt ifilts tnvm tNiMaifelnn teWM*

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