The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 17, 1960 · Page 29
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2-Alflena (la.) Upp&f De* Molnet - fuytday, May 17, I960 OVEfcLbOkED tHE FACTS • . One of our exchange papers, the Sac City Son; had the following comments to make recently on the subject of agriculture. Sac City Sun-lf the critics of the administration have no program to offer that will Improve conditions, then they should keep their months shut. In other words, unless they have something better to offer, they should not complain. Secretary of Agriculture Benson has been subjected to all kinds of criticism by members of the opposing party, yet his critics have failed to come up with a solution to the problem. or a program that is better than the one Benson is offering. The editor of the Sac City Sun evidently forgot that a Democratic congress twice had its own farm bill vetoed by the president in the last five years. Either of the bills would have been a definit<"lifr" to agriculture. He also overlooks that fact the the Secretary of Agriculture has it within his power to set the support price figures himself, and so far all he has done is to keep lowering them. Finally, a Democratic;farm advisory committee, headed by our own Governor Loveless, has presented a proposed farm program which it is hoped will be adopted, into the 1960 plqt- form of the party, returning to a 90 percent parity support. " • No, it does not appear that' critics of the adminisfration's farm program have criticized without offering something in its place. The only thing is that efforts to improve the picture have met with a stonewall from Benson and a presidential veto. * * * FARM POPULATION DOWN-TREND GETTING WORSE Eagle Grove Eagle — While Wright county's three.,larger towns all showed gain in population they could not make up for the big loss in farm population. The county itself is going to show a loss of population of 238 when the official census figures come out next month. According to the unofficial figures, (from a reliable'source) in this Eagle, the county has lost 777'farmers during the past 10 years. The town and city figures will be up somewhere in the neighborhood of 500 with most of the gain in Belmond and Eagle Grove. Clarion was just slightly on the plus side but some of the other towns will show, modest losses to cut down the gains in Belmond and Eagle Grove. / , Belmond deserves the accolades as the county ,s fastest growing city, showing a gain of 330 during the 10 years. Belmond's example is just more evidence that rural Iowa cities are going to have to look for industry to keep them alive as the farming industry completes the trend toward larger units and fewer farmers. We understand (unofficially) that the state of Iowa's population gain is going to be approximately 6<?l. If so Eagle Grove's gain will be slightly under the state average and Belmond^s will be more than twice aa much or about 15','c.. Upper Di-a Jfloincs 111 E. Call Street-Ph. CY J^35;i5—Alguna, Iowa Entered as second class mailer at the postoffiee at Mgnna. I.)wa. under Act of Congress of Murch 3. ISM I^suyil Tuesday in 1'Jlil) By THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R B. WALLER, Editor DON SMITH. News Editor D \HLENE SKOCjSTHOM, Advertising Mgr. NATIONAL EDITORIAL NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE Weekly Newspaper Representatives, Inc. 404 Filth Ave., New York 18, N. Y. SUBSCRIPTION BATES IN KOSSUTH CO. One Year, in advance $3.00 Both Algcma papcis. in combination, per year $5 IX) Single Copies l^ c SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year, in acivani'e —.-- $4.00 Both Algona pauers iu combination, one year tttOO No subscription Icaa than <i niuiulis. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER Display Advertising, per inch __ 63c ADVERTISING RATES SPY IN THE SKY It Is no surprise to anyone to discover that the United States, as well as most other major nations in, the .world, makes use of spys to uncover information about other nations. Espionage and /counter-espionage have been goipg on for a long time. ' v However, the downing of a U.S. plane far inside Russia came as something of a shock to most Americans.. The shock was due chiefly to the fact that we had been told by our government that it was a weather plane flying close to the Turkish-Russian border and that the pilot may have blacked out due to failure of his oxygen supply. The Russians caught us in a barefaced lie. Jhe plane had taken off from Pakistan and was headed directly across the heart of Russia, taking ^pictures of military installations as it went. The later, and truthful statement by Secretary of State Herter was a remarkable admission that the United States had violated international law.'The net result of this was anything but pleasant, not only to ou.rsel'ves but to other nations of the world, many of Whom have been friends and allies, and who have felt like most of our citizens that Russia, — not the United States — was the potential aggressor, and usual violator of international law. To find that we have not been lily white ourselves is the shock. The American public has every right to ask just what kind of management we have in the conduct of foreign affairs. Within the past year we have seen the government we backed and supported in South Korea topple. We have seen the decay of friendship with Cuba, where'we backed the wrong horse to start with and shifted sides late in the race to another poor bet. Our relations with Central and South America generally have deteriorated. We poked our nose into South Africa with a near-insulting note to the government of that country in a time of crisis. After spending billions for air and missile sites in North Africa we have been told to get ^out. The government we have backed in Turkey is in trouble. Now both Pakistan and Norway, the -announced departure point and destination of our spy plane, have been put in a most uncomfortable spot. And this just before we expect the heads of major governments including our own and Russia to meet at the "summit" to try and iron out major differences. It is us difficult for our own state depart=, merit, we well'understand, to be perfect as it is' for.all of us individually. Yet it looks'as though we had better pay close attention and put in a full day's work in the conduct of our foreign affairs. A worldwide catastrophe is only* as far away as a nervous finger pressing a button. * * ' * PUT AID RECIPIENTS TO WORK Out in Oregon, and in several other areas as well, a second look has taken place in the matter'of handing out "aid" or "relief to residents of those areas. • Instead of just collecting money, groceries or fuel, welfare recipients are often being required to work for their aid. t The work-relief idea is meeting with a variety of reactions, but in most cases the counties are finding that they are getting some work clone for Iheir money. The morale of most welfare recipients also seems to be improved. And in other cases, chronic loafers are being cut from the payrolls. The net results to the counties concerned has been that thejr. welfare or relief expenditures have been dropping. Some of the work that is being done by theso aid recipients includes clearing brush along county highways, part-time janitor jobs, recreation area work, general cleanup work indoors and out. Eight of Oregon's 36 counties are now using the "work-for-aid" program. Here's how the program operates: County welfare cgencies go over their rolls, picking out people who arc able to work. The ablebodied __ men have either used up their unemployment j == compensation or were never eligible to receive I ^= it. The names are then given to other county officials, who in turn notify the individual when they should report for work, and when they do they have work for them. If they fail to report, a county welfare worker finds cut why. If there is no good reason, their welfare payments stop. One man said: "If I'm going to have to 1 work, I don't want the money." That was fair enough; his money stopped. The idea is spreading rapidly, and finds a welcome from honest but unfortunate folks who cannot find regular jobs. The plain loafers art cut of luck, and off the grcvy train. * * * It you think people don't notice you try leaving the price tuy on the seat of u new pair of pitnu. STRICTLY BUSINESS * ***"*• laid. •MATS 6FF~T<rRAf>iO -in case you didn't know May is National Radio MbntttrToday there are more than 155 million radios in use in the United'States with 97 out of every 100 homes boosting at least .one set.. Radios ate all around us — in the home, on the beach, at the balL park, in the automobile. About. 39 million cars are now equipped with radio. When television entered "J'm supposed to interyiejw you for the company paper-J-how long have you been with us?" Washin A We&ly Reportjrom^he Walton's Capital by Ray Verno* '"~~* STRAWS IN .THE WIND — : There's nothing like an election year poll to confuse the American voter. Here's one that says Vice President Nixon is ahead in the Presidential running. But, another gives the nod to Sen. John Kennedy, of Massachusetts. Well, next day you read that really Sen. Lyndon Johnson of Texas isHhe'front-runner.' And then along comes another poll which : says v the popular choice is Adlai; Stevehsojuv Best advice is to wait and see what happens. Remember 1948. "All the pollsters had Tom flewey in the White House by a landslide. But Harry Truman had the last laush. There's only orie accurate poll^ the way the-American voter happens to be thinking on Election Day. KEEPING UP WITH MR. K— They're fighting the Battle .of the Budget again on Capitol Hill. The ,,.,... ^..*... D ...s, — — *- f — Republicans say • trie ; Democrats, Juts of Americans. The selection the countrytf broker ^f shopping centers has been «,. .-^,. «u« Dnn.ih- 'reduced to a science and.experts The Democrats say the Republicans are running the country broke. -Without blaming "• either to spend too-much — there isn't 'any doubt the TreasurJ is having a rough time of things. As one .high-ranking official put It. we are excusing this sky-rocketing spending because we have to "Keep up with the Khrushchevs." It's sobering to realize that if the Federal government were to cease operations right • now, and if we went right on collecting taxes at the present Jevel, it would take 10 yearts to pay off what we owe. But that can't &e done so we go deeper and .deeper into debt. . —o— ! FLIGHT TO THE SUBURBS — Only a few years ago people looked on shopping centers as a "fad and a whimsey" that could not last.' Go to the outskirts of .any town and city in the country today and »you realize the follow of that prediction. The automobile has had a lot to do with changing the shopping ha racuo. wiieii icicv*.3*w" >,..™--— the scene some folks thought radio would soon be dead. How wrong they were. We now have more than 4,000 radio stations— 228 new ones just in-the last year. GOOD NEIGHBORS AT WORK —The Canada - United States Interparliamentary Group has just concluded another meet- jng in Washington. The group is made up of 24 members of the Canadian Parliament and 24 members of the U.S. Congress They meet regularly to work out mutual problems.-,' If- all neighboring countries • wotold do the same there might never again be a threat of war.. fri the matter of defense alone Canada and the United States work in complete harmony. The only knotty problem involves trade and many of these problems'are on-the way toward solution. Dedication "o the St. Lawrence Seaway — a bobn to both Nations — last year is a perfect example of what comes from a Good Neighboi policy. FOR THE MAN IN SPACE — Getting the first man in space is one problem. Seeing that he has the right surroundings is another. Work is progressing well on a special type of coated fabric that may serve as man's first, space station. Coated fabrics go far back. The Wright Brothers used it to cover the frame of their plane. But for space man the fabrib has* to be much tougher. ' It must be strong enough to stand,-the high temperatures, extreme cold ^nd the vacuum of space. Scientists believe the first inhabited space station will be a small package when it leaves the. earth and, on reaching space, will be inflated ever. ' BUYER BEWARE — The eral Trade."Commission is cautioning hor&f owntefi W * WMJ of flowers fend plants sold oy mail. Many Persons,.afe..being gypped, tile -FTC • took aotton against a New Jersey nursery selling "Chrysanthemum Maxr- mum" without telling buyers these are really only common daisies. A Mississippi .-&rder house was'forced to, stop claim-; ing its blueberry plants would produce up to six gallons of berries. The' ; plants did well -to produce a gallon. Another Southern- seller advertised "beautiful, vigorous, super camellia plants/ 1 Buyers received a shipment of small unrooted dnec cuttings which would not even grow when planted. !(,«"•*—^"^ -p-v, -tx, • ^ ~* ". 20 BBS; ' n 'it IN TUB feou. ftceepted by everyone. Mr fuscherield claimed that his. team held fill records 'of the Whittenw s vicinity when tr-*amet~1*r ptetittgrcorrr. It, seems' he- putcMased ..the mules when' they were" 12 years old 22 YEAKSAGGj nw es. now 34 years of age, had pulled the same planter. during the 22 years they had done _thelr commendable-work for Mr Buschet, fold. The in this *, • •• ' « ,=„. l?et for stock raisers area seemed' to be veal in'this field can tell within -five per cent how much business tc FROM THE FILES OF THE ALGONA UPPER DES M6INES MAY 21, 1940 | *. ' * *'.:.: William G. Shirley, B3, Kos- suth'v county superintendent q£ schools, succumbed to a heart attack while sitting in a chair in his home here Sunday evening. Death of Mr Shirley, who served as head of the county schools for 27 years, shocked the entire community. He had not been ill and had been at his office arid around the county as usual during recent weeks. Funeral services were held in the Methodist church here Thursday, May 23. He served as superintendent of schools at Swea City .for sevep years before becoming county supt. in 1913. His wife, who served as his assistant, two sons and a daughter survived. * * * Lolts Creek took over first place in the Kossuth Baseball League Sunday by chalking up a TtrrtCfllJls oUo^t j yv i»i w~ ii*»»**««>-*.« j — — —-o ^ — m-L with air or gas into a shape like 6-5 win over Wesley. The two a baloon. ' teams were the only ones m_ac-, . SECRET WORTH KEEPING— For the first time since the dome was placed atop the U.S. Capitol building 'during Abe Lincoln's day workmen arc good going over sturdinees. A lot giving to check its of our law- party'— they both seem to want ; expect before the rnakeH 'would probably ( f,lee the old' builaing if they knew some ; of the bolts holding the heavy) cast iron dome! hav,e.been shcar-S ed by rust and time's But new supports are being put in and the Capitol will be safer than tion in the loop, which had four games slated as openers Sunday. The single game put Lotts Creek at the top and Wesley at the bottom of the standings. Wichtendahl got a double and single and Pijahn and Blanchard sparkled on defense for the w.inners. ' * * ^ •' ... .,', , • Anfhoriy Buscherfold, - cd three "miles west of • more, was regarded as being comparable to George Washington when it came to. tolling the truth. Due to the fact, a story in U11S area atcm^ — ~- • ™ calve*." They* brought top price on the ( local .market;, $8.50. Here are ,the other, prides -during the week: medium ftea.vy butcher hogs, $5.20;' .com.' 81% cents; oats, 31 cents;. barley, -35 cents; soybeans^SO cents; eggs, 15 cents; cream, 28 cents; 'hens, 12 cents; and ducks and geese steady at seven cents. Mik6 Lloyd htiifled a shutout and had a perfect day .at the plate as V^esley dbjvned Seneca, 2-0 to take, the KossutK county high schol baseball title. Klein hurled for the losers. Arndorfer also had a perfect day hitting for Wesley. ; •'•:^\ Establishment of a new cemetery here, to be known- as East Lawn Memorial Park, -began last. week. -A- }4*a.cre; site east of the fairgrounds had been selected . smd the president and general manager of the organization planned . ; to,,moye from Spencer /to • Algona within the next few' days. Nursery stock was to be used to beautify the entire area. .'-.•-, « '• '-"*' .' * Ho-hum, petitions were being circulated asking' that the county board of supervisors call for an election on the: question -of whether or not voters in the county would- favor ^construction of a new courthouse. As outlined in the petitions, a ceiling of $300.000 would be set as the amount necessary to construct ^a building, and completely efluip it. It was quite a few years later before any action was taken, so the 1940 petitions must not have gone over very well. '.»..;'»•» city of ; Algona, however, had gotten past the talking stage on a new city light plant. Engineers had been signed to draw up plans and. specifications for the new layout, which with equipment, was expected to cost .about $250,000.. The move tc build came when, it: was figured it would cost > $171,000 to re- the old light plant (locat- , the wost' portion of the city - ' SALES BOOKS, .register tickets, register carbons, adder and Des Mnine,s Pub Co. IlllllllllilllllllllllllllllW Good Luck to the Lakota High School Graduates Let's Talk About CIRCULATION . . . Only three other weekly newspapers in »he State of Iowa exceed this newspaper in circulation total. Nine OM> of 13 FAMILIES within a 20 to 30 mile ladius of Algona subscribe to this paper. Many of the missing four families still read the paper via the borrow or "share" method. NQN£ Of THEM fail to reach the home, NONE hit lh» wastebasket before they are thoroughly read and digested. That's why PAID CIRCULATION is the only reliable yardstick when you speak of coverage. And it COSTS. A GREAT PEAL LESS! THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES Read By Over 5,400 Famtti*« fach IT'S GOOD BUSINSSS TO AT HOMf W.E. LEY MOTORS Phone 2151 "Ford & Mercury'' Robt&Thos.Thompson Livestock Buying & Trucking 2171 o I, E. WORTMAN Farm Manager -*• Inswranw — Farm Loam Phone 2J91 ...l*ln*t Farmers Elevator Co, f mm BRACK'S Super Valu Ftpsy Qrewrlfi — Frti*» V«geUblw Ftpsy mi Dr. P. C, Geilenfeldt VETERINARIAN " II— Ph»lpi by VrolU Siudlg, p«> Mglnci

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