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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, November 7, 1957
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2-A!0enG (lo.) Upper D*« MftifMi ttiwmtoy, NOT. 7, 1957 NIXON LOOKING AHEAD There is one st-t.*^ rn*r-!b*>- r* **>«• administration, looki^a cKpod tc 1 c 6u. \* Ko hc« gradually been disumoocA-irv^ Ktms«>t* u. : th the decline of th« sifvotiors in Wa$.H<netC>n. We refer to Vice F 1 -** >d*"M N;vC"v Strangely e^oegS >ve find the vice president voicing opinions *h«J seem in strange disagreement with SOT* administration viewpoints. When the administration failed fo come to the aid of the school bill which recently died in Congress, Nixon did. And 24 hours after Presidential Assistant Sherman Addms gave his complacent talk at San Francisco about Sputnik and how it didn't mean anything, Nixon made a public statement warning against complacency, and deplored the "brush off" attitude used by some in terms of what the Russians had accomplished. In fact he sounded a note of urgency. Nixon is getting into dangerous waters. Sherman Adams, now that Browned is no longer attorney general, is more than ever a key man and policy -maker in the administration. In the system that Ike has built up, where . authority is delegated to such an extent that underlings pick and choose what comes to the President's attention, Sherman Adams is the Iman who now has the decision as to what the 'President shall see, read and tackle as .an administration problem. When the President is on a vacation — and he is taking another the middle of next month — it Is now Sherman Adams who almost single handed will be determining administrative policy. And Mr Adams isn't taking any too kindly to Mr Nixon, the heir apparent. Perhaps it is because there is some resentment toward the younger man, whose star is rising, whereas that of the present administration is setting. There have even been reports that it was Adams who encouraged Stassen to make his fight against Nixon at the San Francisco convention. At any rate, the vice president's public utterances are more and more deviating from the viewpoints of Mr Adams, and seem to be grounded more and more on how they might sound when recalled during the 1960 campaign. * * * WHAT GIVES IN CANADA? One of the surprising things about news in general is how little of it we devote to what joes on north of us across the border in Canada. We have a 3,000 mile contiguous border ivith Canada, yet we hear very little about what our neighbor does or is doing. There is an interesting political story unfolding in* Canada today. After 22 years bf "Liberal" party rule, Canada recently voted into power the "Conservative" party. But names don't mean a thing. The new Conservative prime minister proposes the following for Canada: increased universal old-age pensions; Federal aid to farmers, fisheries and assorted welfare cases; Fed- sral aid to major irrigation and power projects. And this comes from the right-wing party in Canada. Wonder what in the world the program would be if the "Liberal" party had won. And Canada is about reajdy to launch national health and hospital insurance. The law hgs been passed and the delay is over details. Our neighbor to the north' may have the Conservative party In power but the proposed national program would hardly fit into that title in the United States. ' Despite It all, we'll have to give them credit, Their dollar is worth about six cents more than our own. * * * Instead bf retiring from the Supreme Court, Justice Black, 71, gets married . . , Which proves one can desirfe the* court and still court his desire, * * » A minor operation is one performed on someone else. JUgona Upper PCS JEmnea 111 JB, C«H ^treet— Pbj GY 4-3535— AJgona, Jowl Entered •« se«eng ctws matter at ibe jrotottic* •I Aifttif. tows', under Act o* C$ngreM at a, TH5 UPPER PES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. B. .B. WALLEB, Managing EdHQr ' $, S. EBLAJJDER, Adverting Manager NAUQNAl IplTQSIAl * • 833 N. MfehJglA, Inc. W JSQSSVTH CO. SUBSCRIPTION On* ¥«W. ta *4v**H —.-- Mtf lu combination, one year —J6.QO tess than 8 mouths. APVERTlSlNCi RATES l»r tawfr .^.^U,^^-,,,.^., ffe *»e fceomnr TAX COMPARISONS Eagle Grove Eagle — Following is .a report of property tax rates in dollars per 1,000 of assessed valuation for taxes collected in 1956 and 1957 for the years 1955 and 1956. You can compare the cost of your schools, city and county with those of other towns in the North Central conference and this county. Total levy '56 .$57.09 City -•'V. Webster City _.. Algona 87.94 Clear Lake 75.68 Iowa Falls 75.1S Hampton , 66.00 Eagle Grove 62.57 Humboldt „ 73.70 Clarion ,_ 57.95 Belmond 57.05 Total levy'57 $62.74 75.37 76.64 75.34 73.55 68.79 79.64 60.32 60.12 Cities are listed here according to population and the figures are taken from the Iowa Taxpayers Association report. Eagle Grove it is noted is about midway in the tax picture. * * * "ROYAL THIEVERY" Discussing the penalties imposed on the pocketbooks of the people by inflation, John S. Knight, editor of the Chicago Daily News shows that: It robs the worker of his pension security. It' robs the man who has invested in government securities as part of his savings. It robs the dependents of veterans who depend upon insurance. It robs widows and children of all people who have tried to provide for their families through insurance. It makes Social Security a fraud. It cuts down the amount of goods that can be purchased by the growing army of old people. And finally, Mr. Knight declares, it robs everyone who is dependent upon a fixed income from investments. In the face of this, our senators and representatives go merrily on deflating the dollar by federal extravagance and waste — the process has been accurately termed — "Royal Thievery." * * * NASH. HUDSON NO MORE Northwood Anchor — Nash and Hudson, two proud old names in the- automotive, industry, have joined Reo, Oakland, Fierce-Arrow, Auburn, and Jack Benny's Maxwell in the ranks of the extinct Dodo birds of the American highway. American Motors will continue to make cars — but all its products will be known as Ramblers. The news item appeared in the back pages of the daily press — and undoubtedly went unnoticed by most readers. And so industry continues the relentless trend; industrial giants continue to get bigger; smaller companies are gradually forced to the wall, and into extinction. America and the world will continue to get good cars; increasingly better cars, in fact, for competition is rough and tough among the big three. But Nash and Hudson were good cars, and will be missed by their faithful. * * * DUMPING IKE'S LEADERSHIP . , Grundy Center Register — Not by word — but by act — the Republican party gives every evidence of getting ready to dump the leadership of President" Eisenhower. Their complaint? Not that he can't win elections — although the fact that the Constitution now forbids him from running certainly has something to do with his present political weakness. Nor that he isn't right in his stand. Their copjplaint is that he's too much the port of a president many of them used to claim this country needed . , . back in the days of Truman and Roosevelt. He's pot a strong man type, thrushing his will upon a reluctant Congress by mobilizing the people behind his program. A really sitrpng man, it is now suggested, would not have stood ineffectually by, while Congress hacked off a major part of the foreign aid program the President and his Administration have claimfcd is necessary to preserve our defense ' '" : ' '•• • But i|»e present "economy 1 ' wave Java long delayed swiiie ojf the public will, an4,»U observers agree that it fjir exceeds any similar manifestation. °* pppular discontent with free wheeling public spending since FrankliR Roosevelt was first elected. It's the sort of an axe on spending programs which Republicans in particular, sought for 20 years of Democratic ryje. Now that the axe has fallen, it's a bit late to cay for a pocket knife. Nor is it right to bemoan the less of foreign aid pjrogr&ros for our security, if that security is threatened at home primarily by inflation — as many Adonnistrgtion leaders have claimed. And one of the effects of th^r educed appropriatip^s will be to lessen inflationary pressures in this country. That's tjfce sort pf security few politicians are really fon4 of — because the less you spend, the more you get. * * * Iowa falls CHUM**; The school Inspector pre- to give the «SfeiWl«en an intelligence test. "Now, children, close your eyes." flie inspector mi$Je a noise like 9 dog panting. Now, open your eyes aad tell me what I was doing." "KJfsmg teacher," cffae tj^ reply from one of the boys in a back seat. nuraafi Cz^hoslov&kia Iraltiiui t^a^VW^ *rW^p(f **w^* V pH^p^T^P *^jF^f**^J fair a le*d€?r tliere who lias mo mind «f *,is owa — in other words, 9 blank Czech. STRICTLY .BUSINESS "Daughter', doing all right too. Just out of college and making $40 « week—not bad for -an educated person!" ED KOTERBA — INTELLIGENCE STUMBLES. Our billion-dollar-a-year high- octane intelligence network struck another vapor lock — this time when Marshal Zhukov was shuffled in the Kremlin. The hush-hush Central Intelligence Agency had no inkling of the impending shakeup. As a result, it embarrassed President Eisenhower directly. Four major developments in recent months have caught CIA off base — The shakeup that put Khrushchev in power, the British "war" on Egypt; the launching of Sputnik, and the "transfer" of marshal Zhukov. The Zhukov surprise hit the President below the belt. A few weeks before, the President told newsmen that according to his intelligence reports, Zhukov was rising in power. When asked about these intelligence estimates at his October 30 news conference, the President explained that our intelligence reports on. Russia were merely "speculative." ZAROUBIN TO GO — Georgi Zaroubin, Russia's ambassador to Washington, is slated to go back to Moscow in January . . . Not that he hasn't done a good job here ... Five of his embassy staff were kicked out of this country in recent years because of spying. The only apparent time Zarou bin goofed was last summer when he turned over a letter from an Ah- Force captain to the FBI . . . The captain had offered to sell atomic secrets (worth millions to Russia) for $27,500. Zaroubin thought it was an FBI plant ... It wasn't — and, thanks to his unwitting assistance, the captain was picked up by the FBI and got a life term. ANTI-BENSON STRIKE — A mass "anti-Benson" strike is predicted by Rep, Usher Burdick, North Dakota Republican ... He says thousands of midwest whe"at farmers will ignore the Agricul*. ture Secretary's acreage limitations this coming season as an' "act of survival." Burdick says the wheat farmer cannot earn enough money to pay his expenses under the present limitations. HEARINGS FIZZLE — From all appearances, the latest series pt Senate racket committee hearings has fiswled from the standpoint of arousing headlines . . . Chief Counsel Bob Kennedy, together with his brother, Sen. John Kennedy of Massachusetts, trailed their efforts on large business enterprises like Sears Roebuck . . . Their aim: To show UP ' big business by disclosing "disgraceful" methods of union- busting. Such disclosures could win favor with labor . . , But the revelations the first two w^eks have been tame. Significant note: One firm scheduled to be called on the carpet is the Mermen soap company, owned by the family ol G9V. GK Mennen Williams of Michigan • • • Jt may be gu&t a coincidence,.- but Williams, a fel- IQW Democrat, is actively "running* for the presidency W 1 96°. just like investigator Sen. Kennedy... COPTERS *~ Those two helicopters purchased for the President last June at B cost qi $205,000 are in the news agajn. . Several congrpgsnjen who at first claimed the 'copiers were unnecessary, are pointing put the were used only onpe in the first five months . . .That was in July on a Civil Defense trip 4o Penna. Annual upkeep of the whirly- 130,000 a year. MISCELLANY — The Agriculture Dept. next spring will buy grapefruit sections and concen- U'^tfcd orange juice for school lunch programs across the na- There's already talk }hat William Rogers, the new attorney general, is a good presidential possibility for the' Republicans ... Rogers made his mark by investigating the Truman ."deep freeze" scandals ... He's only 44. Industrial research expenditures in the U. S. tltis year will hit their highest peak in history ... $7 billion, contrasted to $4.7 billion in 1955. ART OF TAKING GIFTS — This business of accepting gifts from friends and business asso ciates is usually an uncomplicated thing. It's a matter of simple courtesy. Yet, it's one of the dog- gonest problems hanging over the heads of Washington's most important people today. Take John Foster Dalles, whose shoulders droop with the weight of the world's greatest crises ... Gift-taking with him sits on the very brink of scandaj. The art of accepting presents is a sensitive science. He said so, in different words. At his October 29 news conference, Dulles smacked his lips nervously, paused in d e-e p thought, and sard: 1 "I do not think there is any problem of greater difficulty and delicacy than the problem of knowing how to handle gifts...' The subject came up after one of Dulles' men was transferred from his job ... One reason: He 'accepted a $3,000 gift car from King Saud last spring. When the king was here, he slipped $100 and $500 in bills to other Stat,e Department people— security agents and the like. This amounted to $6,000. The State Department ordered the monej be turned in. It's now in a vault — some ol the hottest money around Wash- Lngton. Nobody knows what to to do with it. That $3,000 1957 grey Oldsmo- bjle, given to Protocol Officer Victor Purse wasnH turned in. tNot necessarily because it would ,-qpt fit in the vault. But because tt would have insulted Saud who jis country's been trying to butter up. The money was easy to cover up. But not that car, which would have had 'to be sold. And ypu don't go around selling gifts from friends... Well, when does a federal official accept or refuse a gift? Dulles explaiaed it this way: "Where you can detect in the gift a desire to gain an improper influence, you return it. In most caes, gifts are an act of courtesy, a.n act of friendliness, and a rejection of the gift would involve ill-will, would be a discourteous thing to do." The day after Dulles' remarks, President Eisenhower was asked ( _hjs opinion of the gift "scandals." •. He spid curtly that was the gtate Department's problem. He jrjas gift probjems of his own, having received $40,000 in pre- §ents in recent years. Behind The Movie Sets WITH BUDDY MASON Hollywood, Calif. — Duels to |he death have befen filmed using just about every pair of natural gnemies to be found. For 9 time it looked as though nothing pew ip mortal combat ' could be filmed. * • * * Thus- wh*B Wjtfipr &foj, u- unced, |hjt they wej» flatten- a bl«ak worpion with a worm £ one of. these winB£f-U&erp# 0yents. -we demanded a recount. Hfe were certain that someone at tte Waiagr tiwtefv .•«*» dramatizing his Monday morning i "whips and jingles," or his copy was suffering from translation by! a n«ftr typist. ^ •» * » to out knowledge, *e**nt ate not noted for being quarrelsome. However, not hating had occasion to study up oft worm-belll- rerency and such, we hesitated ;o declare that worms ate net >verly aggressive, much less >ugnacious. Somehow, the hought of a worm stalking ft Scorpion, with mayhem id his slimy, little heart — at a scttfpk* Suffering the vicious attack ol a beserk worm — just didn't add up. Unless, of course, the worm was inside the scorpion. And, by no stretch of a fairly elastic imagination, could we picture the deworming of a scorpion as an event offering breath-taking suspense in its filming! * * * When w* did get ihe straight dope on this loWer-level-of-life Donnybrook, we tried to forget the entire matter. Our dreams have been . peopled by enough horror-picture cuties without having them further populated by the braitt children of the Warner Bros, s c i e n c e-f ictkm writers. * * * This time, it seems, the lads have come up with a black scorpion that could chin itself on a skyscraper. That is, if they ever build one tall enough for this creature, to touch the roof without bending down too far. It's a "little" thing whipped up to scare the daylights out of the cash customers who view the new Warner Bros, wide-scream offering, "The Black Scorpion." * * * • •. Our evil, little monster is obsessed with the idea that scorpions should take over the earth. To get in training for this ambitious chore, it begins by chasing Richard Denning £nd' Mara Corday through a maze of underground passages in a mammoth Mexfcan cave. Somewhere along ihe way, this overgrown insect manages to disturb a worm. That is, if a creeper that's umpteen-feet around its middle, and longer than five dollars worth of twine string, isn't being sold short -by calling it a "worm!" * * • Mr Worm also has a few ideas about creating a better world— one that's built for king-size worms! His blueprints don't include any live scorpions. With this in mind, and a very-much- alive scorpion in sight, the final reel of "The Black Scorpion" has a ready-made main-event tailored to the tastes of Terrorama fans. * * * Fidgety folks can forsee a fine future! No matter which giant wins, the only humans invited to the Victory Feast will be there as the maid ,pntr,ee o.n the bill-of- fafcer^iNpt an encouraging prospect.* ' Luckily, science-fiction writers who can dream up a plausible method of putting the whole world in jeopardy have always managed to pull a last minute rescue out of the same fedora. * * * Now. if these' writers could only assure us that when their slimy little playmates play a return engagement in one oi our own nightmares, they'd send us a science-fiptipn waiter to save the day, we'd be all right. Or .would we? Our nightmares always arrive at night! Goodies was a nickname applied to those members 'of the Federalist Party in New York who favored the War of 1812. FROM THE f ILES OF THt ALGOKA UPPtR DBS MOIHES KOV. 11, 193? * * *i' A Feniott farme*, mill Mus- kamp, narrowly escaped serious injury last Tuesday when his clothing got caught in the power take-oft on a tractor he was using while corn, picking. Most of his clothes were torn off during the near-tragedy. f • • » J. P. Stevens of Iftinglon suffered a painful injury While lift- Ing an iron barrel one day last week. The barrel slipped and fell on his foot, tearing off one of his toe nails. Mr Stevens was having a tough time getting around with a sore toe. • * * *' The firemen's Ball al.Fenlon was slated for Monday night, Nov. 15, in the local pavilion. One of .the better-known bands arouhd at that time, Tiny Little, was to furnish the music for the affair. "i * » * The markets looked like this — Hogs: butchers, $7 to $8.15; Cattle: fat steers, $9 - $10; Grain: soy beans, 81c; yellow corn, SS^c; oats,. 24Mic; and barley, 40V4c; Eggs, 16 to 25c; and poultry: hens, 12 - 17c. * * * A ; Swea City boy, Kensel Knudson, 11, was rushed to a local hospital Tuesday to have some shot removed from one of his legs. It was found the boy accidentally shot himself in the leg while hunting skunks. When questioned about the expedition, Kensel, despite his injuries, had this to say, "at least we got the skunks." Plenty of pride in any hunter. * * * Indian Summer made things pleasant for everyone in this area during the week. High mark for the period was a dandy 72 degree reading Nov. 9, while the low was a 15 degree reading Nov. 3. Most daytime highs were in the sixties. * • * How long has Mickey Rooney been in movies? At least 20 years because Mick was a member of the cast of "Live, Love and Learn", sho%ving this week at the New Call theater. Robert Montgomery, Rosalind Russell and Robert Benchley were featured. "Lancer Spy" was also coming up and it had Doloris Del Rio, George Sanders" and Peter Lorre featured. Other movies corning up included "Stage Door" with Ginger Rogers, Katherine Hep/; burn and Adolph Menjou. * » » Mr and Mrs Henry Furst of Algona traveled to Webster City Sunday to visit Mr Furst's sister, Mrs Ed Telkamp, and Mi and Mrs D. L. Potter. * * * Mr and Mrs Sig Fardal of Adel spent the weekend visiting here at the home of the latter's parents, Mr and Mrs R. S. Bios som, Mrs Fardal is the former Margaret Blossom, well known here. * * * LuVerne's basketball teams got off on the right track with a pair of wins at Grant Monday night. The girls grabbed a 32-15 win in the opener, while the boys followed with a, 27-19 decision in the finale. Members of the girls squad were Maxine Smith, Jacqueline and Darlene Conoway, Hazel Nygaard, Virgin!! Ramus, Phyllis Lichty, Betty Burtis, Carmen Wermerson and Shirley and Kay Dimler. States in Aifoti Wire *laf«d to close from '10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in observance of Armistice Day. A total of 34J Stores voted to close for the afternoon, but for some unknown reason the decision to reopeft Was made despite the fact only U businesses voted to go back to worM. LETTERS TO THE EDITOR LIKED PRINTING JOBS Upper Des Moines Pub. Co. Algona, Iowa Gentlemen: During th'e Iowa Title convention held last May, a very excellent presentation showing all the steps involved in pre« paration of an Abstract was given by Mr Al Buchanan of your city. Mr Buchanan also distributed to convention mem* bers a splendid folder on the subject, which at the time he told me was prepared and printed by the Upper Des Moines Pub. Co., and which I so noted. I have carried that folder around< with me to a number of state conventions, but gave it to a party at Hutchinson. Kansas, when I attended their title convention a month ago. I have been meaning to write to you to see if you could, from, your files, supply me with more copies of that excellent Buchanan Abstract folder. I will be attending the Florida Land'Title convention in Jacksonville next, week, and if convenient, and if you have a half a dozen copies of this folder available, I would appreciate it if you would mail them to me in the enclosed envelope. This folder, which you prepared for Buchanan Abstract Co., has been of great interest at every convention where 1 have shown it. Thanking you, I am Sincerely, HAROLD F. McLERAN President The American Title Ass'n. Crabs are shipped to market alive packed in seaweed. Not all crows are black; some have brightly-colored feathers. . Machines R. C. ALLEN VICTOR REMINGTON SMITH - CORONA Upper Des Moines Pub. Co. ALGONA .Announcing 1Q58 DE SOTO ,..t7u? cxcilinff looft and feel of the fill ur& f the look of the FUtfUle SwlM 'if.. ..*. - the engine of the future...toduy FUedomc S«U» the ULMOTORS of title ftituro».today 105 N HALL ALGONA ' - '"'''•-*& y '9 *,- i» '• >! '* :i; * ' '—

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