The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 14, 1957 · Page 10
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 10

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, March 14, 1957
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Worth 14, 1957 fles ulome$ PLOTTING AGAINST C0AD Congressman Merwirt Cood has just about had time to become familiar with ffce geography of Washington, but his seat in the House of Representatives is already being eyed with a gleam of retaliation In Republican tircles. the Boone Democrat who won the 6th district election last fall is a real thorn in the side of the state Republican organization, if we can believe what we hear. Up to this time as least six possible Republican candidates to oppose Coad in 1958 have already been mentioned. The list does not in* elude the name of James I. Dolliver, whom Coad defeated by 198 votes last November. From Fort Dodge, news sources now add five names to the one mentioned in the Upper Des Moines several weeks ago after a private meeting was held in Algona by area Republican leaders. The man mentioned at that time was Robert Waggoner, administrative aide to Senator Thomas Martin. Waggoner's home is technically in the 6th district of Iowa. Now tHe following names have been mentioned: Cliff Nystrom of Boone, former state legislator; Ralph Bastion of Fort Dodge, member of the &OP state Central committee; Dwight Rider of Fort podge, former president of .the Iowa state board of regents; Clark McNeal of Belmond and Curtis Riehm of Garner, present state legislators. That, the Republican party, wants the 6th district seat back again and badly is quite obvious. But while the Republicans are making plans for the 6th district battle, some Democratic leaders thank that the Republicans may find themselves in trouble In some of the other districts of Iowa, where only a scant majority elect-, ad two Republicans to Congress from the state. At any rate, 1958, without being a Presidential (lection year, has every indication of being a tvely one politically. * '* * IKE AND THE BUDGET One of the mysteries of today's doings in Washington centers around the controversial budget. ' . As presented by the President; the proposed budget is the largest in the peacetime, history of the United States. Yet, as it was presented, the hope was expressed, that it could be "trimmed." This in itself is a most unusual thing. In the first/jjlace, it ; is assyemd than any Adminis- tratiort, before s presentlng a.budget, feq^.ojoetaU the /'trimming" fhancqn possibly BS"Trdhe/ or that it thinks can be done. Then the usual reaction of Congress is to add a little here and a little there over and above the original estimate. Now we have the situation exactly reversed. In other words, the Administration itself seems to haye been willing to be all things to all men, to give every department and every bureau all or more than it has asked for, and let the onus of reducing the budget fall at the door of Congress. Only last week the President was quoted as spying he is trying to slow down the rate of government spending in at) effort to keep living costs from rising still more, ff so, presenting the largest peacetime budget in U. S. history is a strange way of accomplishing the objective. Now the tangle is back in the President's lap. Congress sliced about $141,000,000 off the budget, a small amount compared with the total, and-then asked the President to tell how he thought the total budget could be reduced further., •• • ' . • , • •;•:. .'.*•.••;<* l * Waterloo Courier: If Israel is not to be allow- to use force to maintain its own survival, "then- it must be given alterhative guarantees that, are reasonable and safe, • • : , ..}. « ; •* ':.- * • " Former. Presidant Harry Truman warn* that the United States "can't hide behind the skirts of the UN." ... A Capitol Hill wag observes that what Harry wants is more US hustle and less UN bustle. •..--, « Upper 1U g- CsU Streets-Phone 1109—Algona, Iowa Iditsred as «econ<J class matter at the postoffice pt AJ8<ms, Iowa, under Act of Congress of March 3. 1679. 1_™ issued Thursdays in 1957 By THE WPEB PES MOIfTCS PUBLISHING CO. H. B. WAIXER, Managing Editor C. S. IRkANDEJV Advertising Manager REPRESENTATIVE ewspaper Representatives, Inc. *y<»* J»j N. Y. e|iea& i. lit. Of KOSSUTH CO. advance ..................... „ — f3M p»per«. Mi comhination. per HATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH one RATES CITY AWP COUWTV NEWSPAPER RURAL ECONOMIC CHANGES Speaking at a farm and Horn* Wi«k program at the University of Wisconsin, f«tently, John K. Galbraith, professor of economics from Harvard University, made some potent observations which indicate that even Harvard University is not remote from facts and figures as they concern rural America. "the first requirement for good farm com* muni ties is an elementary one. It is satisfactory farm income," he said. "I have heard about farming as a way of life. So it is. But it can be a peer way of life and a good way of life." "It is true that net income per farm is still far above the levels of 20 or 30 years ago. The hardship is in the downward trend. And the drop has been great. In comparable prices, the average farm net income was $3,314 *rt 1948 and $2,849 as late as 1951. Lost year it averaged only about $2,300. In recent years, not declining but increasing income for the country has been normal. Every four months we have a com- munique from Washington telling us how much the gross national product has gone up. Each January we have an explosion of statements telling us how rich we have become. Agricultural income, we would expect, would be rising too. But instead it has been falling." "The farm problem is the result of the fundamental and continuing weakness in agricultural bargaining power. It is the one major industry which does not have any effective control over the prices at which it sells its products or the supply It offers. And unless there is real strengthening in agricultural leadership, I- see no prospect of improvement." "While the modern large corporation and modern labor organization are taken for granted, the farm program — the farmer's source of bargaining power — is still regarded by many people as unwise, unsound, or a politically- imposed misfortune. Any farm program which amounts to anything will have something to say about the prices at which a farmer sells his products. A farm program can no more avoid the question of prices than a collective bargaining conference can avoid the question of wage rates. The farmer cannot bargain by himself. He must have the help of government! General Motors can set the price of its cars. It can keep them from going to disastrous levels. The Wisconsin farmer cannot set the price of his milk. If the farmer is to have reasonable security he must have this help; the question is not really whether but how." "The present Secretary of Agriculture, Mr Benson, said 6iS taking v ,of f fee thfcrt/price supports! are useful only in the event of 'undue disaster*. There is no evidence that he has changed his mind. Only last week he cautiously expressed the hope that supports might be one day abandoned. The case for flexible supports — which in practice are really rigid supports at a lower level — is that they present a step back toward the free market. The free market was never any blessing for the farmer; it was recurrently one of hardships and even disaster for the man on . the land. But still it remains the goal. "Farmers have been led into a position of at least partial opposition to the idea of government intervention on behalf of the farmer's bargaining power. As a result the farmer's case has been badly weakened." "There must be agreement that a farm program — one that deals with the essentials of farm income and farm prices — is here to stay. In this organized world it is indispensable. Farmers cannot be the only people without market power." ' "I have long felt that we could correct many defects for the farmer by allowing prices to find their own level and using production payments (and where necessary production controls) instead pf direct props. Production payments have been gaining support in recent years, and the present Administration is applying them to wool. I have suggested that farmers ore a diminishing political influence. If their voice is still further divided by regions and commodities, it will be negligible indeed. Henceforth they mgst hang together for they have no cftoice. Goals'must be simple and intensely practical. And they must be such as will win support of the people in town." Professor Galbraith's speech, reproduced in summary above, is worth more than casual thought by any man or woman whose living comes from the sofil. * * * BENSON GETS RESULTS Jndianola Tribwo* — Without additional editorial comment, we would like to pass on the following new? item • Under a Washington, D. C. dateline, through the United Press, and published in the Qskaloosa Herald, the following story about a Marion county farmer is told: ' • "An Iowa farmer who entertained Agriculture Secretary Ezra T. Benson at a lunch during the election campaign last year has sold out and taken a salesman's job, Rep. Merwin Coad, D-Iowa, said Tuesday. "In a statement in the Congressional Record, Coad, said Earnest W. Mueller, Knoxville, Iowa, sold his farm at auction Feb. 14. '•Now an interesting thing about Mr Mueller is that last fall during the campaign the secretary of agriculture and his party werft .entertained for lunch in the yard of the Earnest Mueller home," Coad said. "There were pictures in the paper of the party eating dinner there ajnd algo interviews on television. "Now I learn through a sale bill in the Iowa newspaper that Earnest Mueller is selling out and getting off the farm. It is my understanding that he plans to become a salesman for a livestock feeg concern." "Goad §>ai4 Muj^er's case was 'coner«te evidence that ail is n|f i'el| or* ilg'fljym whfn those who ate Joyil Republicans cannot ?tan<t thv financial strain which has been thrust upon them through the policies of their own party." PSTRICTLV BUSINESS "M*ybe his signature doe* look different—I might have twitted hit arm a little too hard!" IKE'S POPULARITY WANES — As reported originally in this column two months ago, the popularity of President Eisenhower is slipping steadily. Congressmen — both Republicans and Democrats — are griping continually that the chief executive is snubbing them and their prize, constituents. • As for-the general public, mail to congressmen 1 cpntinu'es to re- flect'deep criticism of Ike's higfc "New' Dealish" budget.. JOE MCCARTHY OUT? — intimate' friends of Joe McCarthy are -whispering it' about that he is . extremely wqrried about his chances for re-election as Republican, senator of Wisconsin next year." • •" ".';,'•' • '•..-, The' recent White House snub (McCarthy • was the only member' of Congress not invited to the^ traditional presidential recep-; tion), didn't help any. "..''' v. There is some talk that Me-; Carthy—-because of reasons of illj 4iealt)i3 zz'f will' decide .a£ains^ ruhnTia'g next year. . ;• , j NEW HIGHWAYS — The huge fedeYal highway program, ; already delayed .by Washington^ red tape, is shrinking in excepted mileage. • • ' • Reason: Cost estimates are being revised upward. Biggest item is higher cost o"f steel. ' POISON DRINK? — Rep; Usher Burdick of North Dakota threw a scare into the soft drink industry when he released a report showing that a nationally- popular soft drink contains a deadly poison. Burdick pointed out that a tooth immersed in this drink totally dissolved in 30 days. However, most newspapers refused to print the story. LONGER TERMS? — Look for some heavy arguments from congressmen seeking to lengthen House of Representatives terms to four years. Congressmen presently must run for re-election every "two years compared to six years for senators, '. ' In a recent poll, Rep. Lawrence Smith of Wisconsin founcfr that among his constituents, 1,535 approved the longer-term idea while only 456 opposed it. 'MILLIONS' WILL DJE'—Fed- eral Civil Defense i& Asking for a 50 per cent increase in staff,, personnel — to 1,879. Also, if wants double- the $68 million dol« lars it spent last year to promote its program. Ironically, Civil Defense Director Yal Peterson acknowledges that no matter what is done by his organization, "millions of Americans will die" if this country is attacked with atomic pombs. avenue. , To' be sure, the President and Mamiii have, at 1600 Pennsylvania avenue, the largest domestic stafl of any couple in America. There are 34 "dpmestics." Let's run down the list... A maitre d'hotel, a housekeeper, four butlers, a head chef, a second cook, four other cooks, a valet, five doormen, five housemen,' a head laundress, a pantry- woman and eight maids. In addition, there are 38 maintenance employes, like 13 gardeners,' three plumbers, seven car- i penters and painters, and so on. What dos it cost a year to run the White House? Wages of the 72 employes, alone, amount to $273,175, ,-- Contrary to public opinion', the salaries of the domestic help ! aren't very fancy. A personal maid to Ike and Mamie gets .only $55.40 a week. \ One of the highest paid employes ;,is the chief gardener. His salary is $108. a week, ^.t 3?WO wthers get that salary — !th.e:'foreman or painters and the chiefelectrician. t"he bill for household supplies would be enough to give a bud- ge.t-c,onscious housewife a dollar- sized headache. • It runs to a figure approaching $400,000 a year! Why, the soap bill alone is *frrOre..than $10,000. .When you count in the President's $150,000-a-year salary and the salaries of the secret service men and everybody else who works there, the entire bill—hold on to your hats — was $1,877,952 in 1956. But now the spiraling cost oi living has reached even the White House. For, in 1958. the White House budget calls for an expenditure of $2,051,970. _, SOCIAL SCC^BITY *- One of. the most idealistic "old-age" bills introduced this sesstou came frdm .the youogest member of Congress, Rep. John D. Bingell of Michigan. ' ' The biH would lower the minU mum retirement age for Social {Security benefit^ to §§ for worn* en» and 60 for men. Insiders say the bill has no phapce to become law -r- it least nbt this session — unless Capitol Bill is bombarded with letters demanding its passage ... FIRST FAM&rs HOWSE-IS the, White House a home? Take it from the one man who shoujd know — President Eisenhower — it is. When he was asked at last week's press conference about plans to move thg residential part of the executive mansion across ; toe afreet' •.$ a -building now under proposal, Ike had this ^Q say: '•' • ' "The White jiQUjp is too much $r the" .people to be •w a residence of the Qjf the ynifcid States. 1 As far as he was concerned! he said, he'll keep his Washington homo at 1600 Pennsylvania FROM THE FILES OF THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES MAR. 18, 1937 After years of services as mem- hers of the official city family, four well-known Algonans, Tom Kain. E/J, Gilmore, M. P. Weaver and W. A. Foster, were voluntarily retiring from public Ijfe. Kain and Foster were members of the city council who decided not to run for reelection, whUe 'Gilmore and Weaver were members of the park board. Kain : was "first elected to the council in 1913, Foster had served several terms on the • council, Gilmore was appointed to the park board in 1913 and Weaver was named a member in 1921. All agreed it was time to turn some pf the city . ' duties over to younger "bucks." .•• v . » '», « Kossuih county was very weli represented on the campus of Iowa State College at Ames with a total of 48 young fplks from ihte area enrolled there. Twenty qf the students were from Al- including the Upper Des ' own 1 Grace. ' Vf be memorial pipe organ at the Presbyterian church in Algona Wa,g dedicated Sunday at 2:15. The organ was dedicated to the memory of deceased members and friends, whose memoria-1 gifts had been used to purchase the organ, which was installed when the church was rebuilt in 1935. » * * * Worfc on A}gojJ4'# J»y pel* 9l> fice really got going hurt week. The foundation and basement were laid last fall. Workmen were jpw pouring the vault and laying bricks like demons. » * * Pa the sports fjQni •<- The Armstrong and West fiend girls teams, both playing in the state tournament at Des Moines, lost first round games and were knocked out of contention. The Court House team' was in front by three games in the bowling league at Barry's with two weeks left to go. • * * Canada wasn't alone in ihe production of quintuplets, although the variety born in this area differed greatly trom the Dionnes. R. S. McWhorter up in Portland township recently had five heifers give birth to five calves almost simultaneously. They were named Annette, Cecile, Yvonne, Emily and Marie after the famous Canadians. • * * Alma Madison, a nurse ai Lone Rock, drove her new auto to Estherville Monday evening and parked it. When she returned, the machine was gone. It was still missing at last reports. • * • Air conditioning was becoming popular with Algona business firms. Two, James Drug and the Chrischilles Store, announced this week they would install systems in the near future. • • • The county spelling contest was slated for Monday, April 5, in the courtroom at the courthouse in Algona. The winner ol the county meet was to represent Kossuth in lift state spelling bee at Des Moines later this year. • » • A large crwod attended ih» concert given in the high school auditorium at Burl Sunday night Besides numerous musical selections by the band and soloists the band got to appear for the first time in the new uniforms purchased recently. Behind The Movie Sets WITH »TTTVT>V DEAR BOSS — Here's your story on "The Voodoo Woman" and the specially posed pre-release photo. If a few words are misspelled, think nothing of it. We're typing this copy with the lights OUT and all doors and windows barred. Another assignment like this and you'd better send Us a boy t'o type "the sto'ry. Those Laughing Academy "sport- shirts," that lace up the back with your arms INSIDE, don't exactly allow ample freedom for operating a typewriter. « « • Yes! We know! WE KNOW! The repulsive "THING" is only a man-made' monster suit and f; very clever makeup job. BUT we haven't been chumming around with little playmates of this sort, with any marked degree of frequency, since we joined A. A. some years ago! Being MEET OUR NEW FASHION EDITOR I I I Some day our Hollywood "errand-boy" will go too far I To get us a special picture of ihe "The Voodoo Woman" from ihe Carmel Productions film of ihai name. Buddy Mason notified ihe "little lady" ihai we had jusi made her an honorary editor. Says Mason, "We had io compromise on ihe Fashions iiile — "IT" was holding oui lor Beauty Edilorl" plastic segments of his outfit for the past half-hour. Hair-stylist totally unaware of what the creature will look like- then, having IT suddenly step out ,of a dressing room and Brasp your hand is a trifle un-nerving, to say the least. Unfortunately, your reflex actions don't stop to reason. When your brain finally convinces your feet that they should stop running, you might have to go all the way back for the hand! « * * Bui, lei's siari at ihe beginning. We started off on your monster-hunting expedition without too much assurance that we could get a story, much less a picture. Many producers feel *that horror-story creatures should be kept under wraps. They contend that a monster's revolting little charms should not get their first public unveii- ing until the moment they appear on the screen to scare the living daylights out of the cash customers. * * * Luckily, however, executive producer Samuel Z. Arkoff and producer Alex Gordon are old friends. So. is director Edward L. Cahn and his ^production supervisor, Bartlett A. Cai¥e. We pleaded our case before this imposing array of the High Brass. They huddled. Friendship .won. Or could you call on O.K. to get palsey-walsey with a "t,hing" that would scare all the ghosts out of a haunted house a matter ol "winning?' 1 "Come with me. Bud," directed Bart, as he headed for dressing room row. "You're lucky! Paul Blaisdell, the man who designs and creates our better class of terrifying Hell-raisers has been squirming into the rubber and Edith Keon is, believe it or not, matting and snarling up the "thing's" wig nnd makeupman Carlie Taylor is adding a last, gruesome touch or two on the fright-head. He's about ready. Now don't delay him longer than necessary. We need him for a scene and he can't remain strapped inside that outfit for any great length of time!" * * • At Blaisdell's room Bari called, "Can you come out, Paul? Buddy Mason has wangled an O.K. for a two-shot!" Then it happened! A huge, hulking form filled the door, then stepped down into the dim light. Before we could prepare ourselves for the shock, our hand was lost in a great, scalcy paw of the "Thing!" We ( knew Paul, realized thi creature was his creation, yet, for the moment, it was just a horrible monster that seized ou: hand. It was like having a prop man hand you a rattlesnake and saying, "It's O.K. We've removed its fangs and poison sac. You can handle it safely!" The "Thing* 'sidled close for a picture. Automatically, we fired questions. "How long did it tako to create this hideous horror? What materials were used? These and many more. Paul put a scaley arm on our shoulder and answered bur queries. EEEEEK! That did it! Paul's answers simply raced away into nothing- ,i\ess. We envied them! That is precisely what WE %vanted to do! Frankly, Boss, if you really want those answers, we'll fix up an interview for you with "The Voodoo Woman" Alons that is! Take guess-work out of truck-work! mie Sfes* .and 3S* of ° tfSSfeS' •W" , /0*» TnplfrCheoked used trucks « 116 $. Thormgtpn Algona, Iowa

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