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(la.) Uppw DM MMA* Thursday, Jen. 24, 19S7 NSW U. S. BUDOET LOOK Now that the 1956 budget iitimate hot bten presided to Congreis, it there anyone who can honestly say that the present national administration is decreasing expenditures ? Here are the figures: 1956 (actual) - 66.54 billions of dollars. 1957 (estimated) - 68.90 billions of dollars. 1958 (estimated) - 71.807 billions of dollars. Washington news stories bluntly soy that the new Administration budget is Hie largest peacetime budget In the history of the United State* government, and the 1958 budget is nearly 3 billion more than for 1957. Republican leaders hailed the new fiscal program as "showing the soundness of Mr Efiefl* bower's policies in producing a balanced budget." •- * Democratic leaders said the newly presented budget shows that claims of Republican economy is a myth. The matter of the U. S. budget has grown so monstrous that very few of us cart *hope Jo comprehend its immensity. To have the President wrinkle his brow and gravely deliver a little speech about the dangers of inflation, and at the same time present a government, budget that by its very increase in size is bound to have an inflationary effect is just beyond comprehension. - i «** If we think the cost of living has been high, maybe we just ain't seen nothing yet. A GOOD START Governor Herschel -Loveless has made a good start. In the first place, before being inaugurated, he refused to be drawn Into controversial discussions that would have been out of place for one not' yet inaugurated. In the second place, his inaugural message hewed strictly to the line of state administration with no trace of rancor or undue partisanship. As a Democratic governor with a Republican legislature,' his thief aim seems to be one of efficient administration. His only real weapon Is hl» power of veto over legislation, and even with that the Republican legislature has the votes to override him. « Governor Loveless has an opportunity to exert a type of leadership and administrative ability that has not been present for some years. His predecessors/ worthy men in their own way, were all lawyers. Loveless has fa* his basic background, experience in administrative work. Given reasonably fair cooperation from his legislature, we predict hii term will be a successful owe. _ ;; But there are signs that every effort will be made by a Republican-controlled legislature to sabotage loveless. The first has already raised its head — a suggestion, in fact, coming from the State Senator of the 49th district. Appointments to statS ppsitldiis are submitted to the stotjj senate for approval when that body is in session. After the session, appointments by. the governor stand until the senate reconvenes. Thus the interim appointments stand until the end of the governor's term, any- way, if made after the senate 'adjourns. Now it is suggested that the legislature not adjourn in the spring of 1957 but just recess. In this way the legislature could reconvene at its convenience and endeavor to hold the ,,whip hand over any interim appointments made by a Democratic governor. While this trick wqs never pulled on a Republican governor-it stands a good chance of coming into use during the term of a Democrat. < We hope that Goyernor Loveless advocates , the recess, rather than adjournment. In this way he can assure lowans that Democrats are ready to play their cards face up and in open daylight. The comparison between this type of administration and the kind we have known for the' past 1 8 years will be quite clear. * * * NOTHING SOLVED AT ALL The statement was made last week that the Administration "has made heartening progress" on the farm front. The President says he is "gratified that the- long slide in farm income has been halted and that further improvement is in 111 g. • Ca llQQ^Algopa, Iowa Entered 95 «econd claw matter at the at Alfiona, Iowa, under Act of Cqn«re8» of Msrcb 3, 'W9. fhuiedjyg in i»7 Bk THE WPSR PE8 MOINES PUBLISHING CO. ^. B: WALLER, Managing Editor C. $. BBLANpgR. AdyerUsing Manager Represefttatii W^Ohi^VfU RATK8 IN KOfiSUTff CO. lUill 8$ W HfV HlWSf AfBR Hbp.e all of that is so. ' ; ' But there ar& some basic facts and figures in connection, with the past four years which one soberly reflect and wonder whether f 'he Benson-administered 'form program has been successful. ; ; On Dec. 31, 1952, total stocks pledged for log'rjfi or In C-C.C. inventory was $2.4 billion. As <>f Oct*31, 1956, the total stocks pledged for loqns or in C.C.C. inventory was $8.1 billion, •!• f rlln other words, THE SURPLUS HAS QROWN TPijMPRE THAN THREE TIMES tH6 SIZE; OF ALL GOVERNMENT HOLDINGS FOUR YEARS AGO. ft Js thph accomplishment? < J5>The first 46 months of President Eisenhower's first term totaled in cost 2'/j times as much qs the total cost for the first 20 years of the price support programs .(1 933-52). , , The 1933-52 period totaled r $1,064 million. The Jan. 1, 1953 throygH Oct. 31, 1956 total cost was $2,665 million. And the Administration proposes to cut the market value of all farm commodities by reducing price supports, which means the gpv- ernrnent will therefore lose more. Is there any one single imprpvfiment re- suiting from the farm program pr the pcjst four years? They cost more to handle, the svrplus is greater, qnd at the same time actual farm Income has dropped. Previous administrations rnay not have been cornplet»ly right. But on the basU of comparisons they did a whole jot better on the agricultural front than has been the case since 1952. -. * * * . .. r Tfc| fhief V. S. delegate io the United NaJions, HMry 'Cabot tiodge Jr., has propQS$& that oucjear test explosions be limited, and later panned if an agreement can be i cached among the bomb-making nations. Now let's see — who was it that made this proposal last fall, » * * Atnericftn pil wmpanits have $9 billioo invested in foreign oil properties according to the £hase Manhattan Panfc, including 4^ percent ownership of all oil in the Middle last. i , • * "-•'/ . P»wo in tww s PaUw R»WII»P*I tltjial if the president can Warn ail about the In.Tfcxas *$£* being' oh the grbuhd there »a hour and a quarter, he is the greatest man in factory Tm v«ry good at •petting-—! work cttMWord punto •11 In the eei-em<>htes. Soft It about ready to dedicftt ttftdthft fchool addition now. * • t • / 8f. C*e»ttt AeadMny tafi lit unbeaten string to nine with a pair of basketball wins during the week. The locals rfktlst have topped all past of future efforts With their 62-5 trouncing of Sacred Heart of Foft Doatfe. They, hffd a tougher time getting past St. John's of Bancroft 30-24. The score of the Sacred Heart game at half was 14-1, so the locals put on a real show during the final two periods as they romped home. The late Bill Barry, Jr. got 3S points and Ed -Thissen 17 in that debacle. Behind The Movie Sets , BUDDY MA86« SECRET THOOPS — Security forbids giving details, but the hottest troops ever trained in America are now overseas — ready for guerilla warfare anywhere in the \yorld. Insiders at the Pentagon say the men — far superior to the paratroopers of old — could have been thrown into action in Hungary in less time than it takes to drive from Washington, D. C. to New York .... Some solid GAS PRICES congressional action may come of the recent hike in gasoline prices ...An investigation was being seriously considered last week. • The big question is: "Why' should gas iirms increase thepr price three per cent when this country now enjoys the greater gas and oil sqrplus in history?" THE KNOWLAND CASE— The announced resignation, from tfte Senate in 1958 by Minority Leader William Knowland took just about everybody by surprise . . . Most embarrassed was Time magazine -which came out with a cover story on the California Republican. The Knowland statement came AFTER the magazine went to press... . MILITARY NOTES — Ah" atomic aircraft carrier is expectr ed to be authorized by Congress this' year or next. .Cost: $4QO million.'.. 1 ' ^ More than 2,000 men are noy being trained yearly by the Navy to man atomic vessels of every type ... , Submarines (presumably Russian) continue to jitter the Pentagon brass . . . The subs have been Detected within 500 miles of our Atlantic coast .-. ." Most sensational of all jet air-, craft may be unveiled the early part of this year . . . It's the B-58 "Hustler," a medium bomber said to be able to hit 1,500 miles an hour! FARM BRIEFS — Agriculture researchers at Beltsville, Md., have determined, after exhaustive tests, that prolonged noise from jet aircraft-does NOT keep hogs from getting normally fat Secretary of Agriculture EZI& Benson may go to Europe this summ'er to promote more sales of our surplus food... Good sign-of*the-times for farmers: ' Farm muchinery firms are stepping up output about 10 per cent over a year ago... MISCELLANY — Rep. Peter Fre-linghuysen, New Jersey Republican, wants to repeal the 22nd amendem.ent which limits Presidents to two terms ... Congress is lukewarm to 4he idea, even though Mr Ejsenhowdr would like to have the limit lifted "as a matter of principle..." It now appears that Congress will compromise on an increase pf only onsi cent on 3c letter mail ...The Postoffice Department wants a two-cent hike..-. ,. ' Val * Peterson }s .quitting ajj federal civil defense director .., His resignation may come* evon before this hits print... WHAT'S FREE? Still the goW erijment's No. 1 "best seUer" 6j all time is the 106-page booklej* "Infant Care." The tenth edition is now available, free. Write your congressman. Address; House of Representatives, D. C. •. SMALL TALK - Jim Quigldy one congressman who ualed from the House to the Sen* ate side by LOSING an election .,, Quigley was JJte's personal. congressman in Gettysburg unyj his defeat in November... The likeable Democrat moved JU fS top secretary to Pennsylvania's new senator, Joseph Clark fh<j |Jag you s^e i.n ..picture^ llyiag over the Capitol.may, fe w»VJJie BOiucwlitve in your sUtif in wpeks to come... Last year, 4,QQO flags — each hoisted over Hie Capilol lor five minutes _. were shipped to civic, school or patriotic groups... DISABILITY — Gossip mongers of Washington are simply dying to find out just ,why Gen. Alfred Guenther, new Red Cross head, is getting 40 per cent disability pension... But neither Gruenther nor the Veterans Administration will say ... Mrs Merriweather Post (Post Toasties heiress) expects her fabulous $100,000 — plus mansion, "Millwood" in northwest Washington, to be completed in a few weeks ... Society's free loaders say she may then take over the title of the Capital's "hostess with the mostes' "...The eyeful has been under construction since she divorced former ambassador to Russia* Joseph Davies two years ag6. —o— NEW COLD WAR — "The "cold war" seems to be coming back fast between the i East and West. Washington observers .skji that the net result of 4he Middl* East and .Hungarian crisis has been to end-the period of relaxation that began with the "summit" conference at. Geneva in 1955, and to destroy the Republicans' 1956 campaign claim that all was going well with the world. •""•Vv'vVw*- ; "* r *. 2QYEHR5 AGO ' •IN THE FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES JAN. 28. 1937 » . . » -* Georga Anne Geigel, daughter of Mr and Mrs Fred Geigel of Irvington, was in the throes of one whale of a jinx, or so it seemed. It all began when she was ready to graduate from Algona high school. She came down with the mumps and was unable to attend the. ceremonies and get her diploma with her classmates. Enrolling at Buena Vista College, everything went fine -ithrough most of the year, but just before school let out for the summer, Georga Anne developed' 'a nice case of measles. Just last Saturday, she was quarantined for scarlet fever, and would be unable to attend classes at Buena Vista for several weeks. What a bunch of revolting developments. • » • Those red-hot Whittemore hunters, who had shown the rest of the county a week ago the proper technique for killing foxes on a fox hunt, remained the talk of the other conservation units around the area after their latest .effort. About 70 men, approximately the same size group as the last successful one, started out Sunday in search of more |ows. The first animal sighted not a fox, but a wolf* whiw the wary red stood his ground instea^ ^ of high- imber. . It tailing it for the timber. . proved to be his downfall, for he provided a perfect target and was dipped at once.' To round 'out the pay. the big crew found arid killed a fox later. Up at Titonka, the ctty watei tank froze. A hole was punched in the ice to release the air pressure inside, but there had been no way of knowing jyst h«w much damage had already been done. ards of ^one Rock must have 9o:ne sort of a r©cor4 with i erne. Frank, sqii .of Mr afta 31 M. O. Richards,'fell white at pchooi there last wfifjs jured his knee, f o 4ate i eight slivers hag been r from the wound. » t * . The mw .iwrt istM» T ami gymnasium was officially dedicated Monday evening. The Algona high school band assisted . Hollywood, Calif. — Vincent Price is going to Hell, fasti He'd better! On his way to work, il he pokes along on the rapid- transit Freeway system, he could get a ticket for goihi'.tD'Helt^too slowly! Wfe : hasten Io exjdain: Mr Price: now 1 >has • his.own private Hell, constructed on the Warner Bros., Studip lot'for "The Story of Mankind.'? Fdif fohc£ the dapper Vincent can't cf>me to work dressed for his'role. That is, unless he decides to drive to the lot as Satan, the character he's playing in Hendrik Van Loon's international classic. * * * We can just picture on overdue Mr Price in a bright red Devil costume, telling a squ,are- jawed motor-cop, "But, I'm'due in Hell right riow! They cah'.t do a thing without Satan. Everyone will be kept waiting for the devil to arrive. Vou see, I'm th Devil!" In reply to which,— if we know our motor-mounted minions of the motor-vehicle code, — the answer would be," Of course! I thought there was something familiar about that flame-colored ensemble. Nice to meet you, Satan! I'm Napoleon, myself! Just follow me and we'll drop in on the Police Psychiatrist for a nice, friendly chat!" * * * Perhaps Vincent has envisioned just such a tete-a-tete with apur- poseful patrolman., At any rate, he doesn't don his work clothes until he's,, safely r on the Warner BVos. lot. A busy; community,-of; make-believe, here a ^Manifrom-' Mars, an ape-man, an Eskimo or,, yes, even the Devil, himself, can' stroll into the Studio Commissary without attracting the flicker of an eye- . . : 4 J •.».« '- « « Portraying "devilish" c&aTac- ters is no novel experience for this mild-mannered, good-nature, easy-going gentleman. And, cer- .tainly, a real Satan would be justified in complaining that Warner Bros, have cast one of the best-loved members of the film colony to portray His-Despicable- Satanic-Majesty in "The Story of Mankind." Doing odd-ball characterizations, completely foreign Jo- his own charming personality, must offer a -challenge to the artistry of Mr Price. Every off-beat role he creates, seems to possess an identity of its own. • You'll remember the character as you would a person you've met. No! fhti you'd CM* id fh**t ome of these parties ftfein, in a dilfc alley, oft a dark night! Parfh cularly, the ffcad curate* of i *a*-mu*eum, brought to life On tlrtf streen by Vincent in "Hotiss of Wa*." That pUytul psychopath, who would swipe a corpse alM convert it into a wax- eltMbit figtife at the tfrop of e fill And the Mtl, tdo, if ittie feodf ,JbTn- Thin th«t« waft hii shoot-'«m- Uft land baroft in "The Baron of Arizona." A land-crazy gent, intent on building a personal empire. In th'e bailiwick of this trigger-happy lad, you didn't dare own etlough land -to put a small gerahlum-pot into cultivation., unquestioned master of B territory where six-guns were the law, he kept enough gunslingers on salary to .repeal the personal constitutions of any dissenting legislative bodies. Another memorable, highly ehareete*, Was a magician devised teifta blast-furnace lot a di§*pp*pBS act. Not until hi§ subj*S ^Nightly strepDed, and on ni» wkJhtoto the flaine*, did he liarh ttet Vihceflt hadn't, as yet, wbfketf. out the safe reappearance fhitf been buildi dbwn — to WHether th hare all or rather, Up> ..„ dttimate bad-end. , C v,, cl „.« eevil took over Vin- sflt Price of Wee got .the Devil, is debateable. We Dp know that "The Story of Mankind," provides Vincent with a hew low in lowdown characters. You can't get lower than the Devil! Chances are, we can look forward to Price portrayals of a more angelic nature in the future. In easy stages, of course, at the start. Perhaps something on the order of a kindly Santa Claus who spends the off-season racing his reindeer against each other and,— on the side, just cart't resist fixing the races! FRI.. JAN. 25 ANDY POLL And His Ridge Riders SAT.. JAN. 26th Mercury - Recording Artists THE DIAMONDS Singing Their Famous Hits Keith Killinger & Ojrch. Adm. 1.46 plus tax, Jctf.,1.65 WED.. 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