The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 10, 1967 · Page 4
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, October 10, 1967
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4-Algona (to.) Upper Pat Molnet Tuesday, Oct. 10, 1967 Carto, has said the United States made a mistake by getting into the war against Nazi Germany. Resnick's chief witness regarding right-wing activities has been Mrs. Brice Ohmstede, former public relations director for the Farm Bureau in Nebraska, who testified: "It has become pretty evident that they are a part of an interlocking of right-wing organization whose goal appears to be the overthrow of the American government." "That is a very serious charge," commented Resnick. Mrs. Ohmstede agreed, but gave evidence showing that the Farm Bureau had tried to stifle free expression, purge schools and libraries of books not to their liking, and attacked as communist anything with which they disagreed. "My first experience with the Farm Bureau's anti-communist drive frightened me," testified the former public relations official for the Farm Bureau in Nebraska. "At the Farm Bureau convention in Lincoln in November, 1962, speaker after speaker told the ladles' groups that the communists were taking over the schools and the churches." - o - -LBJTALKS- President Johnson is a vigorous and compulsive talker. When he talks he uses his hands. At a White House luncheon the other day he sat beside Dick Berlin, top executive of the Hearst newspapers, talking chiefly about the war in Vietnam. Near the start of the luncheon the President knocked over a glass of water. He apologized, and got a White House waiter to keep it from going into Berlin's lap. Later in the luncheon he knocked over a glass of red wine, also in Berlin's direction. This time he was too intent on what he was saying to call for a waiter. Berlin remarked: "Now Pve had two baths." - o - - FOOTNOTES AND HEADLINES- Public Health Service doctors privately suggest that national leaders set an example against cigarette smoking. President Johnson will have no trouble with this. He gave up cigarette smoking long ago. Neither will Vice President Humphrey, Gov. Romney of Michigan nor Gov. Rockefeller of New York. None smoke. Ronnie Reagan of California might have more trouble .... Reagan wasn't in a smoke dream when he put across the biggest tax increase in California history - in fact, the biggest in the history of any state - $1 billion .... Reagan was elected in a campaign in which he claimed Gov. Pat Brown was overtaxing. Reagan's new record budget will be $5,080,000,000. His cigarette tax went up from 3 cents to 7 cents a pack, and on October 1, to 10 cents. - o- - UNFUNNY RATS - Rats were not as funny as House members last week voted by a 129-128 teller vote to reverse their action of July 20, when the House laughed off the bill to combat rats in city slums. For this reason, Rep. Andrew Jacobs, D-Ind., moved that Congressmen have five days to extend and revise their jokes. However, the debate was heated. Rep, Frances Bolton, PIAil01 WASHINGTON - Rep. Joe Resnick, D-N. Y., elected from a suburban area north of New York City, has probably done more for small farmers and antagonized more wealthy farmers than any other Congressman on the House Agriculture Committee, of which Resnick is a member. When Resnick started investigating the American Farm Bureau Federation, all but three members of his 36-man committee rushed in with a resolution slapping him down. Some of his committee colleagues were members of the Farm Bureau, others feared this powerful lobby. However, Resnick has kept up his probe. While other Congressmen have spent thousands of dollars of taxpayers' money on summer junkets abroad, Resnick has dipped into his own pocket to pay staff and travel expenses for a one-man investigation. He has discovered that the Farm Bureau recently invested $3 million in the Hzitz shopping center in Birmingham, Ala., on top of an earlier investment of $5,500,000 in the same shopping center. It also owns a $10 million shopping center in Birmingham. Resnick points to the fact that farmers can survive only if they gel a reasonably high price for their products. Yet a shopping center can survive only if it sells at a low price to the consumer. No farm co-op, says Resnick, should be in this conflict-of-interest position. Another possible conflict Resnick has unearthed is the manner in which the Farm Bureau sells pigs and poultry to farmers; then sells them feed; finally buys fattened hogs and poultry back from the farmers. All this is in competition with private firms which pay taxes. The Farm Bureau doesn't. But what Resnick is probing is the allegation that the farmer could purchase feed at a price under what the Farm Bureau sells to him if he was not tied by a contract. Also the age and weight of the poultry and hogs are controlled by the Farm Bureau so that the farmer becomes an underpaid Farm Bureau minion. Resnick has also shown that around 50 per cent of the Farm Bureau's members are not farmers, that the apparent main purpose of the Farm Bureau is to operate a huge insurance business, that it uses tax exemption to operate filling stations, to sell heating oil, fertilizer, real estate and even sells mutual funds on the stock market; that it plugs the 27 1/2 per cent oil depletion allowance, which increases farm taxes; and has favored the big farmer to the detriment of the medium-size and family farmer. - o- - POLITICAL PROPAGANDA - Resnick has stirred up tremendous support for his investigation from small farmers, plus a lot of businessmen who have objected to the tax-exempt status of the Farm Bureau. Resnick has also unearthed some revealing facts regarding the extreme right-wing politics of the Farm Bureau and has linked it up with the Liberty Lobby, whose founder, Willis R-Ohio, who later voted for the $40 million fund, inquired, with tongue in cheek: "How much per rat 7* Rep. Henry Reuss, D-Wisc., who proposed the rat control amendment jointly with Rep. Charles Mathias, R-Md., replied that the program would cost the taxpayers "about 40centsarat." Rep. William Ryan, D-N.Y., reminded colleagues that they could no longer ridicule the problem as they did on July 20, when there was a "hilarious discussion of two-legged and four-legged rats, of discrimination against country rats in favor of city rats." The dull but vocal Rep. Joel Broyhill, R-Va., shouted that the House was "caught in a wave of emotionalism and -.sheer political demagoguery." He urged colleagues to face up to "fiscal responsibility" by voting no. Rep. Joe Waggoner, D-La., declared that his colleagues were "reacting to pressure." "Not very long ago," he said, "a group of protesters, two- legged rats, came down here from New York City to demonstrate, and the police had to drag them out of the galleries. I suppose a good many people are reacting to that pressure here today." But young Andy Jacobs of Indianapolis, a supporter of rat control, commended the House on the "change in the nature of debate." "Members are saying 'right now* instead of 'rat now.' I am wondering if this is not because the subject has come up suddenly. "This time those who oppose rat extermination did not have the opportunity to prepare some good humor on the subject. Therefore, I ask unanimous consent that all members have five legislative days in which to revise and extend their jokes on this subject." INVINCIBLE METAL FURNITURE franchise*! dealer —' Upper Des Moines Pub. Co. Improvements At Whittemore Improvements on Whittemore's main street are numerous. Zumachs are lowering the ceiling and installing new lighting fixtures in the old Geelan building. Geelan's are pretty well settled in their new location in the Roeber building and Woody Russell has begun excavating at the site of the new bank building between the locker plant and Elberfs building on the north side of the street. In the residential section, the exterior of the new home of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Besch ^s pretty well completed as is the remodeling of the Josephine Dahlhauser home and the home of Marcella and Loretta Fandel. Mr. and Mrs, Gary Michaelsen in the east part of town are also making some improvements in their home. Cresco Club, Oct. 11 Cresco Mothers & Daughters Club will meet with Mrs. Clifford Teeter Oct 11 with Mrs. Verne Evans assisting hostess. KOSSUTH COUNTY'S FAVORITE NEWSPAPERI Put your materials up fast in any building or crib! Stan-Hoist's big, full 21-inch carry-a-way makes short work of all your elevating jobs. Ear corn, shelled corn, small grains . . . even baled hay! You put all material up quickly with Stan-Hoist. Deep flights. Big 10-ft. wide flared hopper is easily raised and lowered. Spillage is minimum. Versatile PTO raise and lower or hydra-raise allows you to move a Stan-Hoist Elevator around with ease. True balanced derrick. 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