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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, March 14, 1957
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fr I PLOTTING AGAINST COAD Congressman Merwlh Cdad Kii ,|tjlt about had time to beeorne familiar with IhS geography of Washington/ B!it his sWt In the House of Representatives is already being eyed with a gleam of retaliation In Republican Circles. The Boorie Democrat who won the 6th' district election last fall is a real thorn In the side of the state 1 Republican organization, If wi can believe what we hear. Up to this time as least six possible Republican candidates to oppose Coad in T958 have already been mentioned. The list does not Iri- elude the name of James I. Dolliver, whom Coad defeated by 1.98 votes last Nove'mber. From Fort Dodge, news sources rtpvv add five names to the one mentioned,th the; Upper M. 11.' • i • ••a-ry.- • .--. '*-„-. ' *- '^ RURAL ECONOMIC CHANGES Speaking at a Farm aVid HotYi6 Weife program at the University, of WlscorUifi, rlclinrty, John K. Galbralth, pfofdssbr of eebh(Jmi& fforn Harvard University, mad<i some poiehf boserva- tions which indicate that sv t en Htfrvdrd Un!ve?s!- ty is not remote frorh factt aria 1 fi§bfes~ di fRe^ concern rural America. "The first requifeme'ht for good farm communities is ah elementary one. If, ft salisfadory farm Income,*', hi^lala". "I hav*S heard about farming as a way; of life. So It Is. But It can be a poor way of life and a good way of life." "It 1$ true that net Income per farm is still far above the levels of 20 or 30 years acjp. The hardship Is In the downward trend. And the drop ,,.« ,,v.,,,e» ,« ,,,» U i, c IIIQIIIIUIICU.IH me, wppar has been great. In ^comparable, prices, thfe.aVer- Des Moines several weeks ago offer a ftrlvafi age farm net mcbme Was,$3,314'In 1^48 and meeting was held In Algonc* by area Republican $2,849 as late 6S 1931. Lfiit yeaf It avg/aejed leaders. The mah mentioned at that time was on 'y. about $2,300. In recent years, not declln- Robert Wfaggoner, administrative aide to Sena- STRICT^ BUSINGS ttfc his sighattire does look different—I might have twisted his ami a little too hard!" tor Thomas Marn'n. Waggoner's hbme is technically In the 6th district of f lowd. " i 4 Now the following riarrtes have been mentioned 1 ! Cliff Nystrom of Boon'e, former state ^legislator,; Ralph Bastion,of Fo«, Dodge, mem- ' ber of the GOP state central cofnrnittee; Dwight Rider of Fort Dodge, former president of the lowci state board of regents; Clark McNeal of BelmOnd and Curtis Riehm of Garner, present state legislators. That the Republican, party y/ants the 6th district seat back again! and badly is quite obvious. But while the Republicans are making pldns 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, wh'ere only a scant majority elect-. 0d two Republicans to Congress from the state. At any rate, 1958, without being a Presidential election year, has every indication of being a lively one polHically. * • * , * IKE AND THE BUDGET One of'the mysteries of today's doings in Washington centers around the controversial budget.;-^" ;•-;«•.£ -.-~ ..,. ,.-...»;„-..-.;.•..-. i , v .^. ; ,~. ? «-... *-«••: !''ivAs presented b£'the Presid^rtt/ tHe'proposed budget is the largest in the peacetime history of the United States'. *'' '•'? ; -;- ! Yef,;as it was presented, the hope was expressed that it could be "trimmed." •This in itself is a most unusual thing. In ing but increasing income for the country has been normal. Every four months we have a com- munique frorn Washington telling us how much the g^oss national*product has g6ne up. Each January we have an explosion of statements telling us how rich we have become. Agricultural iricome, we would expect, would be rising too. B,ut instead it has been falling." "The farm problem is the result of th6 fundamental ahd 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'! 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 himself. w . can possibly be 'done, 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 have 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 saying he is trying to slow down the rate of government spending in an effort to keep living costs from rising still more. If 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. * * * Waterloo Courier: If Israel is not to be allo%v- to use force to maintain its own survival, then it must be given alternative guarantees that reasonable and safe. are Former President Harry Truman warns 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 $e8 ^ 111 E. Call Street— Phone 1100— Algona, Iowa Entered as second class matter at the postoffice at Algona, Iowa, under Act of Congress of March 3, 1879. *„„ ,.- Thursdays in 1957 By THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. A, o R ' ,?' WALLER, Managing Editor C. S. ERLANDER, Advertising Manager NATION A I £ 0 11 0 R I A I MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE Weekly Newspaper Representatives, Inc 404 Fifth Aye., New York 18, N Y 333 N. Michigan, Chicago 1, 111. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO. One Year, in advance .-. $3.00 Both Algona papers, in combination, per year $5.00 Single Copies _, 10c SUBSCRIPTION HATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year, in advance $4.00 Both Algona papers in combination, onu year $6.00 No subscription less than 6 months. ADVERTISING RATES Display Adyertising, per inch - 63c OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER 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,on taking, office that,price 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 of 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 are a diminishing political influence. If their voice is still further divided by regions and commodities, it will be negligible indeed. Henceforth they must hang together for they have no choice. 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 soil. * * * BENSON GETS RESULTS IndianoU Tribune — Without additional editorial comment, we would like to pass on the following news item • Under a Washington, D. C. dateline, through the United PI-QSS, and published in the Oskaloosa 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 oat and taken a salesman's job, Rep. Merwirj Coad, D-Iowa, said Tuesday. "In a statement in the Congressional Record, Coad, said Earnest W. Mueller, Knoxville, Iowa, sold his farm at auction F'eb. 14. "Now an interesting thing about Mr Mueller i.s that last fall during the campaign the secretary of agriculture and his party were 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 and also 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 feed concern." "Coad said Mueller's case was 'concrete evidence that all is not well on the farm when those who arc loyul Republicans cannot stand the financial strain which has been thrust upon them llirnu^li the policies of their own party." IKE'S POPULARITY — As reported originally in column two months .ago, .th popularity of .President Eisen hower, is, slipping steadily. Congressmen — both Repub licans and Democrats — are griping continually that the ,ch|e: executive. is snubbing them ahc their prize 'constituents. '' . • As for'the general- public,.mal to congressmen continues to .'reflect-deep criticism 'of Ike's 1 high "New Dealish" •budget..- ..... ,JOE MCCARTHY 'OUT? — in timate... friends' of'Joe .McCarthy are'oUt-that he is : • extremely' worried about- hii dianqes as ( Repub T •lican''senator of Wisconsin riekt year./ . • ' , •.•.--.••:.•• v ,.«j ..The recent White: House srujij (McCarthy was th'e only; member of Congress not invited to: the traditional presidential recepl tion), didn't help any. .There is some talk that' Qprth,!^—because of .reasons "KAui+H-* 1 -•_-_•• tiriii .decide- a running next year.. NEW HIGHWAYS — The huge fedferal' highway prqgra^n,''' aU ready, delayed -. by ,.. Washington red tape, is shrinking in exempted mileage. . • i Reason: Cost estimates ( are. being revised - upward, . Biggest, item is 'higher cost of steel. POISON Dimk? _—• Rep. Usher Burdi?k of North Dakota threw a: scare into the spft drinls industry when he released a report showing that a nationally- popular .soft drink contains 4 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 ' tw6 years compared to six years for senators. In a recent poll, Rep, Lawrence Smith of Wisconsin founU that amopg his constituents, 1,535 approved the longer-term idea while only 456 opposed it. 'MILLIONS WILL DIE'—Federal Civil Defense is asking for a 50 per cent increase in staff personnel — to 1,879. Also, if wants double the $60" million dollars it spent last year to .promote its program. Ironically, Civil Defense Director yal Peterson acknowledged that no matter what is done by his organization, "millions of Americans will die" if'this country .is attacked with atomic bombs. . SOCIAL SECURITY — One of the mast, idealistic "old-age" bills Introduced this session came from the .youog'est member of Congress, Rep. John D. Dingell of Michigan. The bill woyld lower the minimum retirement age' for Social Security benefits to 55 for women, and {SO for men. Insiders .spy the bill .has no chance to become law — at least not this session— unless Capitol Hill is b6rnbarded with letters demanding its. FIRST FAMILY'S HOUSE—Is the White House a home? Take it from the bne.rn'an who should know — President Eisenhower — it is. When he was asked at last week's press conference about plans to move the residential part of ..the executive mansion across the street tp a building now under proposal, Ike had this to say: "The White House is too mw\\ a symbol for the people to be Abandoned as a residence, of the Piq.sident of the United States." As far as he was cbncerne4, ho sHid, he'll koop his Washing- Inn homo at lUOO Pi.-nns.vlvania .To -'be su^e, the President and ,Ma.mie have, at 1600 Pennsylvania 'avenge,'the largest domestic staff of:.,'any i couple in America. . 'There.are 34 "domestics." Let's run ; .down the'list... ' 'A' jrlaitre id'hqtel, a house- -keefaer, -four 'butlers, a'head chef, a feecOnd cook, four other cooks, a valet, five doormen, five housemen', a head laundress, a pantry- wpmari arid- eight 'mal'ds. , liira'dditipn, there are 38 maintenance employes', like .13 gardeners;- three, plurtiber's, seven car- peritefs and painters, and so on. - What "cost a year to run the-White, House? Wages of the "" ./employes, alone, amount to 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 b $108 a week. , t .£w9. Jrthers get ; that salary — the fprerrianrdf. painters and the Wef electrician.' • 'The bill for household supplies would Be enough to give a budget-conscious .housewife a doilar- ized headache. -It runs to a figure approaching 400,000 a year! Why, the soap bill alone is more 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 ol living has reached even the White House. For, in 1958, the White House budget calls for an expenditure of $2,051,970. Arfhstropg and West Bend girl teams, Both playing in the stati toufnairient at Ces Mbmes, Ids first round gto^s "and were knocked out of contention. The Court House team was in iron by three games in the bowling league at Barry's With two weeks left to go. * « • • Canada wasn't alone in the production of \quintuplets, ..although the variSJy born - hi' this area* differed greatly from the Dionnes. R. S. McWhorter up in PortlaHd township recently had five heifers give birth to five cilves almost simultaneously. They were named Annette, Cecile, Yvonne, Emily and Marie after the famous Canadians. * • • Alma Madison, a nurse, at Lone Rock, drove her new auto to Esther,ville Monday evening and parked it. When she returned, the machine was gone. It : was still missing at last reports. '•' * - . * .»• Air conditioning ' was becom ing popular with Algona blisihess firms. Two, James Drug 1 ' and the Chrisohilles 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 of the county meet was to represent Kossuth in the state .spelling bee at Des Moines later this year. * *' - • , : : A large crwod attended' ths concert given in ..the high school auditorium at Burt 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. MEET OUR (NEW FASHION EDITOR 1II Some day our fetdllywood "errand-boy", will go loo fart To get us a special picture of the, "The Voodoo Woman" from the Carniel Productions film £f that name, Buddy Mason notified the "little lady" that we had just made her an honorary editor. Says Mason, "We had to compromise on the Fashions title — "IT" was holding out , for Beauly'Editotl"" ' •' -'V' ••> ::'"„'.-. .-* * * ., . : Behind the Movie Sets WITH •WTTWV FROM THE FILES OF THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES MAR. 18, 1937 After years of services as members 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 life. Ka}n and Foster were members of the city council who decided not to run for reelection, while '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 of the city.' duties over to younger "bucks." * ' f * Kosjuth county was very well represented on the campus of Iowa State College at Ames with a • total of 48 young folks from this area enrolled there. Twenty of the students -were from Algona, including the Upper Des Moines' own Grace. * » » The memorial pipe organ at the Presbyterian church in Algona was dedicated Sunday at 2:15. The organ was dedicated, to the memory of deceased members and friends, whose memorial gifts had been used to purchase .the 9rgan, which was installed when the church was rebuilt in 1935. * * * ' Work on Algona's new post office really got going last week The, foundation and basement were laid last fall. Workmen wereajfiow pouring the vault and laying bricks like demons. On the sports front — The DEAR BOSS — Here's your story on "The Voodoo Woman" and the specially posed pre-re- ease photo. If a few words are misspelled, think , nothing of it. iVe're typing this copy with the ights OUT and all doors and windows barred. ; Another assigns hf liRe'"-'tn7s"''fena .yOU'd 'Better' send us a boy to type the story. Those Laughing Academy "sport- shirts," that laCe up the back with your arms INSIDE, don't exactly allow ample freedom for 1 operating a typewriter. • * * Yes! .,We know! WE KNOW! The'repulsive "THING" is only a man-made monster suit and R 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 totally •''Unaware - of ? what the creature' 1 will look like -i-i- than, having' IT Suddenly step 'out of a dressing room and grasp your hand is a trifle Urt-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 handl ' ,''?•.•>•. But, let's start at the beginning. We started off On your monster-hunting e x p'e fl'i t i o ri without too much assurance that wev'could get a story,[much less a picture. Many producer^ >"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 unveiling until the moment' they ap- pear'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 Eriends. So" is director Edward L. > veaKn r 'SKS -'tis "'pr'oatietion supervisor, Ba'rtlett A. Carre. We' pleaded-our case .before this imposing array of 'the High -Brass. They huddled. Friendship won. Or could you call oh" O.K. to-get palsey-walsey with a "thing" that would scare all the ghosts out of a haunted house, a matter ol "winning?" , ,\ - r'Come with me, Bud,'.' directe'dfi 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 plastic; segments 'of. his : outfit :for the past; half-hour. Hair-stylist Edith Kebn is, believe ,it or not, matting : and snarling up' the "thing's" Wig ahd makeupman Carlie; Taylor is adding a last, grUesqrtie touch or two.,,. 6n the fright L r!ead; 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!" 1 . * * * At Blaisdell's room Bart 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 i"or the shock, pur hand was lost in a great, scaley paw. of the "Thing!" ,We knew Paul, realized thf 'creature was his creation, yet, for the, moment, it was just j horrible monster that seized ou: hahd. 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;"" "Antornaticallyj ,-we-f ired questions. "Hpw long did it tako to create this hideous horror? What Tnaterfals we're used? These and many more. Paul put a scaley arm on our shoulder and answered dur queries. EEEEEK! That did it! Paul's answers simply raced away into nothing- mess. : : We envied them! That is precisely what WE wanted to do! Frankly, Boss, if you really want those , answers,, we'll fix up an interview, for. you with "The Voodoo Woman" Alone that is! Take guess-work out of track-work I - tt^Sns a*te See w, too, for Triple-Checked used trucks

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