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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, April 19, 1960
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Y* ,f»~ $ DMftUUW* ffMadtfy, A.rll It, I960 P !•* T/tfe Farmers W/// Remember tlndtonola, Iowa, Tribune) tfc* tori* »lt by OOP national chairman ft fc» MoHttft Of hi* speech'in Des Moines rtC*Mtly If •choW throughout the rest of the ftfatie* y«or by hi* fellow republicans, demo- er«»i* wittory in the midwest will be a great deal **a»!*f fhfln ev*n the mo«t ardent democratic supporters would believe possible. Mr Morton is not only the Chairman of the republican party, but he I* a(M a Senator from the state of Kentucky, WM* «tt »«eH h* should be pretty well •wort of the legislative history, past and present of tho farm problem. Indleatrons are that^the GOP will make •V«ry tffort to Shackle the democratic party w5»fc complete responsibility for the tangled shape of farm affairs. Mr Morton did this by pointing out that the democratic party has controlled congress since 1955, and that it is congress that must write any farm legislation. What was not pointed out was that the congress of 1955 through 1958 followed, to a large extent, the programs and recommendations of Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Taft Benson and President Eisenhower. It was not until the last couple of years that congress, under democratic leadership, took off in its own direction in an effort to come up with a solution to falling farm income and growing grain surpluses, and then five of their efforts met with presidential veto. In spite of the fact that both houses of congress have been under democratic control for the past six yeors it is impossible for the republican chairman to repudiate responsibility for lack of progress towards a workable farm policy. Lack of administrative leadership, plus the ever present threat of the veto, has been of little help to the, miscalculations of the Bensonites. In choosing to stand by Benson, instead of searching for new leadership in the farm field, the GOP has accepted responsibility it cannot easily shed for election-year convenience. ' The mid.west voters in 1960 will remember GOP election year promises of four and eight years ago. They will remember that the GOP promised farmers parity—up to 100%-and prosperity. The republican party, according to its platform, "is committed to a program for agriculture which creates the widest possible markets and highest attainable income for our farm and ranch families." The voters will recall these thing* under the knowledge that now, after,,0!-. STRICTLV.6USINESS most eight Eisenhower years, there crre an estimated eight million people in farm families currently living below the accepted poverty line. Over three million people have been driven off farms in the last seven years. Millions of other farmers are struggling to keep their heads above water in a losing battle between lower prices for farm products and higher farm costs. Ezra Benson has spent $33.3 billion on farm programs in seven years, compared with $12.5 billion spent for farm programs under President Truman. From 1952 to 1959 farm prices were down 20%, farm income was down 34%, parity ratios dropped 23% and the farmers' share of the food dollar decreased 19%. During that same period of time farm distress sales increased 27%, farm surpluses rose 636%, farm production expenses increased 15% and farm debt was up 43%. The farmers have a lot to remember. In this election year the democrats will be proposing some sort of a farm bill. It may work or it may not. It may be acceptable or it may not. But there will be a proposal of some kind, one that the voters may study. Against this it appears that the republicans will be content to defend Benson and his program, and attempt to cast blame for present poor farm conditions upon the democrats. If such is the case, it is not hard to know where the farmers' votes will go in November. * * * THE FARMERS PLIGHT WELL TOLD ... Eagle Grove Eagle — An article in the current issue of the Saturday Evening Post by Mary Conger wife of a dairy farmer in southeastern Kansas i is one of the best stories of the plight of, the ^id- western farmer that we haye read. And .as a feature in the Saturday Evening Post it is reaching millions of city dwellers where .H will do the.most gOOd. ; Mrs Conger emphasizes the result of the. cpsi price squeeze, with personal and easy to under-, stand examples. For instance, she tell,that 15 years ago they were getting lie a quart for their milk and their tractor cost $2200. Today they need a new tractor and they are getting 3c a. quart.for their milk and the same tractor costs $3800. She also tells what happens when large farm operators buy more land in an effort to make their operation more efficient and they then just add-to the-sufplus that is ruining farm operations, generally. She-also gives figures'arid details, that support , the if act that the farmer has been the 1 only one who'has v kept food prices down .when everything ..else, is M "For yow information, Fottock, our coti-of'living raise* ' aren't bttid «* YOUR Washington .*... *. highlights A Weekly Reportfrom theNation't Capital by Rmy Verntm " FROM THE FILES OF THE ALGONA UPPER DE9 MOINES APR. *3. 1)40 * * * .Donald Thompson, 11, son of Mr: and Mrs Morris Thompson, LuVerne, was injured severely a tew days ago when fie was struck M by an 'auto while riding his bicycle to school. A salesman was driver of the auto involved in the mishap. Several children were walking beside the Thompson boy When the bicycle and car collided. The boy was thrown from the bicycle into a dirt bank at the side of the road. Both bones of one leg were fractured rbove the ankle. He was treated at LuVerne, then taken to a Fort Dodge hospital. • * * Two Algona men, Leon Merritt and Bill Dau, were called to the Tom Reid farm in Union township Wednesday when Mr Reid spotted a mother fox and five pups in a field. The three men were joined by several others from the area, and the crew then dug into the fox den and captured the mother and family. The pups were exhibited at local schools during the next couple of days. Served in the *raciouft Atmosphere of the Ballroom loch Sunday — 11 =30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Featuring Music on the Hammond Organ Delicious Food Graciously Served Sunday Dinners From $1.40 Up HOTEL ALGONA COFFEE SHOP and DINING ROOM K ; ••* r EXPERTS AT WORK.—Well, should know better merely by that. Wisconsin'primary, is over not repeating the mistakes others a section crew on the M. but the typewriters of political have made. We refer to the columnists' are clacking merrily common practice of high of- along. And none of them seem ficials meeting 'secretly" with a to : agree on what the election small hand-picked group of really proved. Read ten columns newsmen and giving out stories and you get ten versions. One which are not to be traced to says Sen. John Kennedy of the authors. Invariably, the Massachusetts 'received a severe story gets out and everybody irt setback by 1 not receiving*'larger the country knows who the vote. ^Another thinks the op- anonymous author is. Even peo- posite is true.' iSen. Hubert Hum- pie .like President Eisenhower, phrey of Minnesota, according to Vice President Nixon,, Democra- Vprne onejwrifer, was the real winner. i: - "-"---' ^~ : "—' »••* vta " ' Clarence J. Miller, 37-year old LuVerne bachelor, was found dead early Monday morning by St. L. right-of-way, a short distance northeast of LuVerne. He was a son of Mr and Mrs Charles W. Miller, who farmed near Lu- Verne. The county coroner ruled his death accidental after it was assumed either, the r; a.m. or 3 a.m. train hit him as he walked from LuVerne toward his home. He had last been seen alive late Saturday night in Lu- PHONE CY 4-3535 - YOUR NEWSPAPE* +>•»•.••••.•»«. + •<><»•»•»•«>«»•»<»«»••»•«'••••'•' { Professional Directory %•••••. • •••.+«. •>»••••» •»»»»• ••••»•-« No.t . sq, s,ays another. The real winner, was Vice Pres. Nixon. Yet another'thinks it was Senate Majority Leader Lyndon Johnson of Texas, even though he tic National Chairman .Paul Butler, to name a few, have been caught in this trap. . Charles Holmes, 5, son of Mr and Mrs Tom Holmes, Algona, had a narrow escape from serious injury Thursday evening. Playing with an older brother, THE TAX BITE -LI This is the tirrte of year when we'all dig , ... j ... o , wasn't on the ballot. We think deep to keep Uncle Sam in biisi- Jinv and Garry McTJonald, Char- the wihner was Democracy; the j-,ess. It's kind of hard to keep \ es m a match near the opening track .of where it all goes, but o f a gasoline can and the fumes election .showed that we still hava that wonderful right to pick this may help. For example, the ignited, burning-him around the the people we want\Jy serve us "average" American making $5,- e .yes. His eyes were swollen vlpltCf f$VS iHoittCB going up drastically. She also recites the figure *^* *• V . si*iP*X1Tft1l_ V it 1 ..._.. 1 .1 1 • 1- * _ J _1 _ _1 i _ i »_ _ 111 E. Call Street—Ph. CY 4-3535—Algona, Iowa Entered M Mcond cleat nutter at the postofflce •t Algona, Iowa, under Act of Congrea of March S, 1879. • """ ""issued Tuesday in 1960 By tHE UPPER DBS MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R.'B. WALLER, Editor DON SMITH, News Editor DARLENE SKOUSTROM, Advertising Mgr. NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE . Weekly Newspaper Representatives, Inc. 404 Fttth AverNew York 18, N. Y. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH. CO. One Year lii advance •.-———————————W.OO Both Alfona paper*, in combination, per year —iSS.op Single Copies „„; We SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One X««r, In advance -— HOO Both Alfona papers in combination, one year SS 00 No »uto»crJptton lew than • month*. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER Display Advertising, per inch —-—.....^..t-,. Mr ADVERTISING MATES : ($70 billion) that would have been added to the nations food bill if the farmer had rec'eived the same advance in prices.that otlher Industries have received from the paat 15 years' of inflation. ' The article is going to do the farming industry a world of good. If you haven't read it we suggest you get a copy and do so immediately.' (UDM Note — This article,^ condensed, is reprinted in today's Upper Des Moines.) . • * * * ONE-FOURTH FOR UNCLE SAM Record Herald: — This is the month we.find out who we really work for. American taxpayers will send to Washington this month the largest amount of money ever to pay. .their debt to Uncle Sam ori what they earned last year. With national income at an all time high it is bound, to,-be re T fleeted in the amount-of taxes we will all pay. If you are an average citizen more than a quarter of your 8-hour day is done on behalf of government. In essence, your government is ,your empolyer during tha$ period, and takes all your earnings. It takes 2 hours and 16 minutes of your working time each day. Of course, it is the great American pasttime to grumble about taxes. But, when you consider how little respect many of those working in federal bureaus have for our money and the time we spend in earning it, we have a'legitimate gripe coming. Things are so complex on our Washington scene that no one can figure out how many millions of dollars of our money goes down "a rat hole each year. in .secret ballot. SQUR NOTE •• — The recent ''President Alberto:Llera> 5240; international, .affairs eyes. His eyes 000 a year pays $420 in Federal s h u t following the near-tragedy, income tax. This is where the but within a day he was able to $420 goes — national security, sce arid ;it was thought his in- and> juries would not be permanent. •of Columbia ,cast a warn} glpw finance, $12; veterans services on this city.' ' As.'far .back as any- an{ * benefits, $29; labor and wel- Algona's Boy Scouts netted $53 body can remember 'this is" the fare, $24; agriculture and agricul- from a benefit movie at the Call Theater Thursday. All profits of the day and evening, •above i visiting., chief,, of.'state who tural resources, $29;. control and ddn't psk fpr, Uncle Sam's money, regulation of natural resources, In fact, 'President Ller'as said he $10;. commerce and housing, $14; operating expenses, were pre- Wuldn't accept''foreign aid if 'it general government, $10; .inter- sented to the Scouts by N. C. were 'offered.' ''All the pictures est on the national debt, .$51, Rice, theater manager. The boys showed' he-and President Eisen- and all other expenditures, $1. sold $92 worth of tickets. —o— • « * HAPPY BIRTHDAY — The W. H. Steward, Burt marshal. League of Women Voters is celc- has been at his job for quite a brating 'its 40th anniversary this , w hile — 37 years, to be exact, month. It dates .back, of course, Mr Steward had fiJed as a canto 1920 — the year that American women were granted the right to vote. As almost any husband will admit the women have had a terrific impact on the political scene. And, needless to INSURANCE A. J. (Arnie) Ricklefs Hospital ization Health & Accident Life — Auto — Fire — Hail Personal Claim Service 2 E. State CY 4-4529 ALGONA INSURANCE AGENCY J. R. (Jim) KOLP Surety Bonds — All Line* • of Insurance 1 206 East State St Phone CY 4-3176 ' BLOSSOM INSURANCE AGENCY All Lines of Insurance Automobile - Furniture Loan 1 N. Dodge Phone CY 4-2739 BOHANNON INSURANCE SERVICE 1 N. Dodge St. Ph. CY 4-4443 Home - Automobile - Farm Polio Insurance. CHARLES D. PAX8ON Dwelling, Auto, Liability, Life, General Phone CY 4r4512 DENTISTS OR. KARL R. HOFFMAN Office in Home Federal Bldf. Office phone CY 4-434. Few Women would 'have took "no" for an answer. iur coats if they :hower smiling tout there'was little matter'which was generally overlooked in the press coverage of the South American's visitors. Several times President Llera.-, made ' the point of chiding the United States for quickly- recognizing . dictators, after every ,rev,olt South of • the Border. He didn't, mention Cuba's Fidel Castro but the hint' was broad and clear., The White House obviously • was..'aware ' ; of' this Sharp barb.-' On the day'of President Llcras" departure President Eisenhower, grabbed the head- DR. J. B. HARRIS. JR. Dentist New Location On Corner Phon* CY 4.3KU At 822 E. State DOCTORS MELVIN O. BOURNE, M. D. Physician ft Surgeon 118 N. Moore St. _ Office phone CY 4*2345 Resident phone CY 4-2377 J. N. KENEFICK. M. D. Physician ft Surgeon 218 W. State Street Office phone CY 4-2383 Resident phone CY 4-2614 didate for .the county sheriff post on the Republican ticket, and a run-down on his career was included in the story in the UDM. AV that time (in 1940) he had been on the job at Burt for 17 say, the country is much better years — and he's still at it today. off as a result. —o— TIMELY REMINDER—If that wonderful Salk vaccine had not The markets during the week showed no improvement. Best light butcher and heavy butcher lines by letting loose, an attack been discovered there might be -hogs topped at $5.40; veal calves on'Castro. a reason for this unnecessary brought $9; corn, 61 cents; oats, —o— statistic — 540 American dead in 35 cents; barley, 38 cents; soy BIG COLD SHOULDER — 1949 as a result of polio. What is beans, 91 cents; eggs, 16 cents; A new move is underway in even more tragic is how this »cream, 27 cents; hens, 11 cents; Congress to truly unify the mill- figure compares with the 225 ducks and geese, seven cents. tary services. This could shave 30 percent of the whopping $41 billion defense budget simply by cutting out waste and duplica- who, died in 1958 and 221 in. 1957. More than 90 million Americans still need to V? vac- A midnight fight on a county road near Corwith loft Louis tion. But nothing will come of of youngsters under five. cinated. This is • especially true Hilyard, manager of the Viking it. The-Big Brassi at the Pentagon . don't . want to lose ..their identity,. WORST KEPT 'SECRETS — is plenty of vaccine available — more than 20,000,000 doses. —.Q — TIME FOR A HALT — Wash- ingtcin is a city of statues, mem- For some strange reason the real- orials'-and monuments. It is fit- Service Station, unconscious and insulted in a crushed leg . for Floyd Daggit of .Clarion. The injuries resulted when the Clarion youth and three companions had an argument with Hilyard over settlement of a bill after ly smart people in this town ting, of course, that tributes of the Corwith man repaired two this kind be paid to those who contributed so much. But there is a limit to everything — even flat tires. Daggit attempted to jump on the running board of Hilyard's truck and fell under honoring people. A law enacted the wheel of the truck, suffering in 1890 says that the design of a crushed leg. The Corwith man an American coin cannot be was then knocked unconscious by the Other three ' Clarion The case was bejng changed for at least 25 years. Sen. Hugh Scott, Rep.-Pa., be- youths. Ijves something similar can be investigated. applied to statues. He has pro- ; posed that no memorial be gg YEARS erected to any individual until at least 25 years after his death. KOS8UTH MUTUAL INSURANCE ASSOCIATION Over $74,000,000 worth Of insurance in force.v A homo company. Safe,'secure. Phone CY 4r3756 Lola Scuffham. Sec'r HERBST INS. AGENCY For Auto, House, Household . Roods, and ' Many Other Forme Phone. CY 4-3733 Ted S. Herbst ANDY CRAWFORD General Agent Iowa Farm Mutual Ins. Co. Affiliated with Farm Bureau Auto (with $10 Deductible) Life - Hail - Tractor Phone CY 4-3351 HAROLD C. SUNDET Representing • State Farm Ins. Co. 706 So. Phillips St. ilgona Phone CY 4-2341 AUTO—LIFE—FIRE—HAIL DALE W. LOCKWOOD Representative The Equitable Life Assurance Society Of The United States Burt, Iowa Phone 201 Chiropractor Dr. D. D. Arnold Chiropractor . Over Penney's Office Phone — CY 4-3878 Hours: 9:00 — 5:00 Open Friday Night " Dr. William L. Clem . Chiropractor 521 E; Stale St. Hours: 9:00 — 9:00 thru Sat 9:00 — 9iOO Friday Ph. Off. CY 4-4677 RM. CY 4-34W CAROL L. PLOTT. M.D. 110 N. Moore Street Practice Limited to Surgery 1 Office Hours by Appointment CYpress 4-4864 Office CYpress 4-4331 Residence JOSEPH M. ROONET Physician it Surgeon 114 N. Moore Office phone CY 4-2214 Resident phone CY 4-2232 JOHN M. 8CHUTTER. MJ>. Physician te Surgeon 220 No. Dodge, Algona Office phone CY'4-4490 Resident phone CY 4-2838 OPTOMETRISTS DR. L. L. SNYDER Optometrist 113 East State Alpona Telephone CY 4-2713 Closed Saturday Afternoons Drs. SAWYER and ERICKBON Eyes Examined Contact Lenses Hearing Aid Glaasea 9 East State Street > Algona, Iowa, Phone CYpress 4-2198 Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed Saturday Afternoons DR. C. M. O'CONNOR Optometrist Visual Analysis & Visual Training 103 South Harlan St. (Home Federal Bldf.) PHONE CY 4-3743 Farm Manaaamenl Carlson Farm Management Company 12 ft N. Ph. CY 4-289! Serving Hancock, HuiftMcH Pale. Alto & KMttith Countit* Heart Memorial Gifts Memorial gifts totaling $26 were donated in Kossuth county in the oast three months to the Iowa Heart Ass'n, in memory of Oliver Moklstad, Lyle Wilson, Henry Lee, Gcorce Thompson, Edward A. Sathoff. Mrs O. L. Thoreson, Mrs Adolph Mortensen and Jess O'Kcefe, the organ- isation has announced. Mr Douglas Rogers of Manning is that city's oldest professional nian; He . observed his 93rd birthday April 3rd, and has been a practicing lawyer for 69 years. UDM Classifieds Pay Dividend! wafer at ni^ht i* tfc* <it»rk. No wonder »o many people priza tlloir tolepboue as a fine and 4epeadabUi fri w __ >l«f* JNNKMi Of T - „ T ,~ j| W*V '^H^W^FW^p pTV* |^P*^"^"W-. ,w"J• «u ew» now toavo * phon* wttn a UADTLLIAJKCTEIImA RBI I •t cftft? ft wMfurtogfiow PfVfltTItWieTfMft Pi fcfc BURNED Mrs Tom O'Keefc of near Kingslcy recently suffered severe burns as a result of an accident jn her home. Mrs O'Keefe had completed some painting on the basement steps in the house. She' was cleaning two. brushes in a can af gas in Hie *!*'. ttoti which In turn caused the pail of gas to explode and catch on fire. ( . 9Mn Funtnil tt*m*s Homos At- luVERNE WESLEY "Understanding Service" ''''.! TITONKA RENWICK '24. Hour- Ambulance Service • - i -«-,-•- -> ^_ f i > . '.' \ y

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