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»~Aloena (10.) Thurjdoy, March 21, 1957 fle$lome$ NIXON, THE HUSUtR Fischer Knebel's column recently crocked that it was evident fmm Vice Prudent Nlxon'i trip to Africa that he wo§ running fer »emething, but judging by the pictures it wasn't Governor of Mississippi. Most of us ore welt aware whet he i» run* ning for. He's funning for President of the United States. the Eisenhower Administration is an elderly team. No young blood was added at the top during the first four years, and unless death intervenes, little young blood seems likely in the second. But Nixon Is the exception. He Is young enough to last quite a while. He is a politician from first to last, and he has ambition which he doesn't try to cover up. He frankly wants to be president. But Nixon is smart. While he Is In a hurry, B6NSON AND THE TRUTH Secretary of Agriculture Benson has been colled o great many names, but at the present time seme members of Congress are adding a new one, last week the Department of Agriculture published official figures which show that total farm net income slid a little farther down hill in 1956. This is directly contrary to the impression that Mr Benson has been giving In his speeches during the past several months. "I am happy to be able to report favorable developments in the nation's agriculture. Prices received by farmers have been running 7% above a year ago. Realized net income in 1956 was 5% above 1955." This statement, it seems, does not square at all with the official report from Benson's own department which flatly states that total net income for farm operators from all sources de- h. M,. ln9 v.ry m ,M no, » Mb any „» ,h. 2OTJ ^ S" ,„19*%"S££d elders. Anti-Nixon Republicans and Democrats agree that the buildup for the 44 year-old vice president Is very skillfull. Back in 1945 Nixon answered an ad seeking a Republican candidate to run against the liberal Jerry Voorhis. The ad was run by a banking and business group. Nixon got the nomination, and won the election by somehow giving the Impression Voorhis was related in some way with the Communist party. From then on, Nixon's show was on the road. Even when his $18,000 private slush fund contributed by wealthy California backers was exposed, he managed to portray himself, his wife, and his dog Checkers as the typical family trying to make both ends meet. From that he emerged as "My boy Dick. The trip to Africa has as its excuse the necessity of having an official representative present at ceremonies involving establishment of a new country carved from former British territory- But the real purpose is quite clear to every- on*. "My boy Dick" is on the way. He will have the inside track for the 1960 nomination for Pr.iBSJjden*-..Hj?'8,p, hustler with a goal, .and members Of his own party will find h,Infhard to stop, much as some of them would like to do it. * •• * *.,'-«,.. HE STANDS HIS GROUND Our sympathy goes out for the 82 year-old New Mexico rancher who after living over 50 years in a house he built on his own ranch homestead, has been ordered off the property becasue -it Ir, to become .part of a : new*army missile firing range. He has been offered a tidy sum for the property, but the rancher John Prathe>, replied that "a man has got a right to die at the home he spent his life building." He added that the army can go ahead and shoot its missiles and he'll fust take his chances. "The only way the/If get me out of here is in a box", he added. Not long ago an article in U. S. News and World Report made a study of land owned at present by the U. S. government. It was tremendous, and seems to be growing each year. Missiles must have room and probably the only way to get It is to condemn and buy it. We might hope, however, that with such vast areas of waste land as exists today, some of that could be used for the missiles and other similar experiments. The reasonably good land isn't necessary for military experimentation. * * * Albert Smith, a Ridfrftway farmer, expressed hi* displeasure with the present farm situation by placing the following want ad in a Decorah paper: '"We wish to Thank each of the thousands of people that came to our sale to pick up the many bargains. After being on the farm 40 years, one cannot leave without regret." "We feel, however, that if Secretary Benson and Roger Fleming would ever get their big feet off the family size farmer's neck, we'll be back. Albert Smith, Ridgeway." 1 U B. Street ~^k°ne 1 100— Algona, Iowa Bntered as second class matter at the postoffice at Algona, Iowa, under Act ot Congress of March 3. 1879. Issued Thursdays in 1057 By THE UPPER OEg MOINE8 PUBLISHING CO. Managing Editor Advertising Manager NATION A t EDITORIAL AL REPRESENTATIVE «per Representatives, Inc. , NewTerfc 18, If. V. higan, Chicago 1, 111. RATES IN K088UTH CO. ,,-,„ ..JSUW —,|S.OO TBS OUTSIDE KQS8UTH RATES NEWSPAPER with 1955. Some of the most highly respected and influential members of Congress have finally reached the conclusion that they cannot depend on Secretary Benson to tell the truth about the condition of agriculture. This is a conclusion that a great many who live in the farming belt had already reached some time back. Most experts on farm politics in the press and in Congress are now convinced that deliberate deception of public, of Congress, and of the farmers themselves is a calculated tactic on the part of Benson for the benefit of the "middlemen" interests he represents. The most important single factor right now is to break through the curtain of misrepresentation and deception as practiced by Benson, and to let the public know what, in truth, is reality happening. The same might be said for many other aspects of our Federal government today. * * * TELEVISION SCORES AGAIN . . . Eagle Grove Eagle — The decision of the Eaglo Grove Mutual Concert Association to give up the struggle and not attempt to organize this year «is a disappointing one and marks another community loss to the television age. The paid adult membership of the concert association has shrunk each year since the advent of television from over 700 tp the low this year of only 150. Even 150 persons willing to increase their dues from $5 to $6 could have furnished tho nucleus for organizing again in 1957. But a poll of those present Tuesday night indicated that only about one-half of those present were willing to pay the increased rate. The experience of the music association is not unusual however as nearly every other form of entertainment available in the average town is suffering the same loss of patronage. And it doesn't make any difference if the entertainment comos free or has to have cash income to survive. The free entertainment is suffering the same loss of attendance. Neither does it seem to make any difference how lousy the television entertainment is. People just won't get off the davenport or out of the easy chair and go to entertainment out of the home no matter how good it is. The loss of attendance at public entertainment programs has been in direct ratio over tho years to the increased number of television sets. Along with dozens of other people we are sincerely sorry and secretly burning to think that we cannot support a concert series in Eagle Grove. However we do not blame the people in charge In spite of hours of volunteer, hard • wok these people have watched the membership dwindle each year. The only possible conclusion is that people in Eagle Grove don't want a concert series. * * * EISENHOWER HONEYMOON IS OVER Grundy Center Register — The Wall Street Journal, which speaks for big business, says, "The Eisenhower Honeymoon is Over." The Ike war glamour and the prestige that followed his big victory last November are gradually fading and from here on what,the President says and what he does will be taken on its merits. Other presidents had their honeymoons which were of short duration. Harry Truman, after his surprising victory in 1948, rode high in popularity for a few months, but the widespread applause that followed his election was soon followed by heckling and abuse equalled only by the critics of the Hoover administration. None of our Presidents has been fortunate enough for a continuous honeymoon during his entire administration. It has beeri good for our country that our people have ,felt free to praise or blame their public officials. No administration is right all the time and its is fair they should be criticised when they are wrong. Eisenhower has been surrounded by a friendly press. Such a press should not and cannot continue to cover for mistakes he may make. The Wall Street Journal which has been among the leaders of Eisenhower supporters is to be commended for its neutral policy by its announcement that the Eisenhower honeymoon is over. * * * Efforts of Northern Natural Gas to obtain approval for rate increases have been announced a$ being based on higher operating costs, etc. Yet the annual report of Northern Natural Gas to its stockholders for 1956 shows that earnings rose from $11,694,000 to $13,163,000 and stock dividends rose from $3.30 a share in 1955 to $3.60 a share in 185(5 . . . the reason for the requested rate increase doesn't jibe with the company's own operating statements. » * * And then Jhwe was the fellow who was asked if he married his wife because her aunt left her a fortune, to which he replied that he would have married her anvway, no mutter who left it to her STRICTLY BUSINESS F~" REAL ESTATE "I do have something for around $3,000—We might run out and see If it's still standing I" ". HOT&R8A MYSTERIOUS HAROLD — quently when testimony strikes Washington is baffled by Harold Stassen's persistence in aspiring to the presidency despite tho tremendous disfavor among politicians and constituents alike Stassen has been rebuffed by almost everybody who is somebody in the Capital — t-ven at social affairs —- but he still dwells blissfully under tho illusion he will become • al lonst thu governor of Pennsylvania ... Pennsylvanians have made it clear they don't want him. NO MORE COAT TAILS— -Ah of the past week, President Eisenhower's popularity appeared dimmer than in all his four years in Washington. Republican congressmen told this writer they will avoid riding Ike's coattails in next year's campaign. Hurting Ike the most is his sky-high budget request of $7\.K billion . . . Congressmen discover this from their constituent mail. • ' . BRIEFS*-*" The? Pentagon is whispering about testing its "ultimate" guided missile by late this fall ... The rocket will have a range of "intercontinental distance" and will be capable of carrying au atomic warhead . . , One question rolling around- the halls of the. Senate Office,Building: Will the teamsters'' racketeering investigation prova to embarrass Senators Morse and Neuberger, Oregon . Democrats, who were elected through teamster funds? . . . Consensus of most congressmen is that the 1958 budget wit- he cut 2M> million dollars, a figure first mentioned in this column six weeks ago ... Some of the military's 400,000 dependents overseas may bt called back to the United States to help pare defense expenses . . . Coming up: More haggling over whether Hawaii 'and Alaska should become the 49th and 50th states, of the Union . . .Net result will be: The bills will die on the Hill as they did before . . . Senator Joe Clark of Penn^y- Ivnnia is becoming the official quipster for the Democrats . . . His latest acicly observation: "The Republicans remind me of the bottom part of a double bpiler — They're full of sti>?nn but don't know what's cookin'." Latest effort to cut down on highway deaths: Rep. Peter Fre- linghuysen, Jr., of New 'Jersey, asks Congress to establish a Federal Commission on Highway Safety ... Senator Lyndon Johnson of Texas 'is pushing a bill that would make Joans easier to veterans for housing. . .The plan: Take 25 per cent of the funds of the GI insurance reserves and make the money available for GI loans ... ANTI-INSECT LOTION— The research division of the Agriculture Department has developed a sensational new insect repellent — diethyl toluarnide. It's ballyheoed as the best repellent ever discovered. It's a pleasant lotion that shoos away all types of bugs, but namely mosquitoes and chiggers . . . On the market in a f.ew weeks. , _____ fy ___ KENNEDY BROTHERS— Let's take a close look at llobcrt F. Kennedy. He resemble;-, his older brothor, Senator John of Massachusetts, who flanks him at the table. A Harvard man ....... out of law- school only six years — - he camp to Washington as assistant chief counsel for the senate's investigations "committee during the Army -McCarthy fight. Now he's cfiief counsel. Hi? youthful appearance strikes » note of incongruity next to the hard-faeed, slow-talking, gravel- voiee'd, deliberate Sen. John Mc- his funnybone. His shock of unruly hair makes him look even younger than his 31 years. Yet, his persistent questioning is like a slow-turning bit gnawing into a panel of pine wood. It's this needling of the big lords of labor that has given the most pleasure and satisfaction to the standing - room curiosity seekers in the Caucus room ,.. Behind The Movie Sets WITH Hollywood, Calif. — Type casting frequently results in keeping a versatile actor in one type of role for, ye,ars. As an example, let's -see what happened to a quiet, scholarly Pratt. Mr Pratt could squeeze more excitement out of art afternoon in an art exhibit than « teen-ager gets from winning a drag trace. Acquiring a rare specimen of pipe having a finc- iy carved bowl to add to his pipe collection could keep him in a state of excitement for days. He was an authority on children's poetry and could promptly give you the proper Latin name of any plant or flower. Mr Pratt also was a finished actor. He'd study an assigned role until he was able to portray the character with an astonishing realism. This, in itself, was an amazing feat when you consider that he seldom played > quiet, scholarly gentlemen. * * * It was inevitable that our mild- mannered Thespian would one day play a foul, despicable, murderer. And, it was just as inevitable that he'd make the character an outstanding model of villainy. So outstanding, in fact, that every casting director in the game promptly entered him at the top of the list labeled: "Top-notch Heavies. "So far, so good. But, the boys also scratched his name from the lists of all other top characters while they were revising the "Heavy" bets * * * From that time on, Mr Pratt's screen Self went from bad to downright blood-durdling. Each succeeding role removed it farther from the actor's real-life personality. After a series ol wanton killers, he "graduated" to destructive monsters. If you- saw "The Frankenstein M^onsteA 1 ' you now know the gentleman WE mean. He's better known by his stage name, Boris Karloff! « * * Type casting also can follow e pattern of reasoning that places actors in roles they should handle convincingly because oi past training or experience. A young War Ace attends a school of acting on his Veteran's Training Allowance. Upon graduation, he manages which wins to wangle a test studios. One day, recently, the ex-English professor ran into an OK friend on the M-G-M lot. 1 developed that his friend, Itober Wise, is now a director. Uirecto: Wise persuaded producer Charlt Schnee to add Mr Hanson to th' cast of M-G-M's "Until The'. Sail." The role7 YEP! You guesset it! Edward Hanson, who iciirei from teaching English for sb hours each day, will now spent eigm hours per day playing KI English' instructor! 2'dffllfiS IN THE FROM THE FILES OF THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINEE MAR. 25, 193? Lucikly no injuries resultec when autos driven by George Schultz of Whittemore and i Nebraska man sideswiped seven miles south of Algona Wednesday morning. The cars were badly damaged. • » * A picture on the front page ol the Upper Des Moines brought back memories of one of the worst disasters in modern his*- tory in the United States. A terrific blast wrecked the main school building at New London. Texas, killing hundreds of students. The school was the largest "of its kind in the world and modern in every respect. * * * The Algona postoffice had 14 post cards, mailed in good faith by persons who failed to put the address on the proper side and a)so forgot to sign a full name- and address, that had been dropped in the chute during the past months. One asked "Dad" to Burl music organizations competed in the music contest held it Plover Thursday through Sat- jrday last week; Six superset •nnd five excellent ratings we're annexed by Burt musicians. Soloists Robert Gray, baritone, .ind Mary Ann .Smith, contralto, were among the superiors. * * * The Kick Thilges horns al St. Joe was the scene of a farewell party for the William Haglind family last week. Friends and neighbors who attended presented the honorees with a nice woolen blanket. * * * E. R. Wolis was re-elected president of the Burt school ooard last week. Present teachers at Burt were all rehired with «iinall salary increases. The resignation of Eva Whitney, a teacher in the primary room for the past 40 years, was accepted. * * * G. D. Shumway of Algona owned a little English cocker spaniel by the name of Smoky. Mow Smoky wasn't very big, but svidently felt pretty tough at times. The other day he picked on six dogs at the same time and jot the tar whipped out of him. He undoubtedly learned it is better to take them on one at a time. * » * Many politicians maintain right along that there is no inflation and that the cost ol living is holding its own, despite reports from various government agencies that prove the opposite to be true. Here's an item that proves the cost of living has really gone up. The fine for going through a stop sign 20 years ago was $1. What is it now? Never less tttan $5 and at least $4 tacked on. That's quite a hike. him a screen part. During his first picture, a genial I send $10 so "I can get out of Al- member of the studio publicity gona. If you don't I will be an old man before I can get away." | department compiles his biography. Everything he can recall concerning his past life is entered in this "biog" and filed away for future use. * • • Perhaps the most interesting data on this lad is gleaned from his experiences as a War Flyer. His initial film finishes about the time an air-epic is being cast at the studio. Our Ace dons a flying uniform, again. And, it is altogether possible, that by so doing, he has joined the "Movie Air-Corps" for life! It's that simple! * • • Then, there's Edward Hanson, a retired high-school teacher 01 English, who decided to try his hand at acting. For the past two years, Mr Hanson has been play- gentleman'named Charles Edwin ing bit parts around the various \\ Another from a bride and groom even made Postmaster Wade Sullivan blush .according to reports, and a third was from e fellow writing to his girl friend. Imagine writing a love sonnet on a post card. The boys at the office were considering having some of the choice framed for posterity. , ,. „ , , * * . «1: V High winds knocked out a corner of the large plate glass window in the front of Kent Motor's garage Tuesday night. A hasty repair job was completed by Harold Cowan to keep the weather out of the show room '- * * • Many farmers in the Fenton area had recently signed up to purchase electricity from the Central States Electric Co. Best dressed WITH SALAD DRESSING L'. of Alabama, the tee's chairman. Kennedy has no polish in his rn.aiUHi.i- or vojcci and Kl^k'S J.V<:- You can't buy at bigger station wagon any where... at any price! Yet, this smooth-riding Plymouth Suburban is still in the low-price 3 There isn't a single station wagon built that'8 bigger than the new Plymouth. We're not just talking about the low-price 3, though Plymouth has the biggeat in the lowest- price range, We roean all station wagons... low* price, medium-price, right on up to the so-called "big" luxury wagons. You can't buy bigger than Plymouth no matter how much you spend! So why spend more•**and settle for less? Especially when Plymouth offers you the magio smoothness of velvety Tojsion-Aire Bide , ,, Push-Button Driving.,, totals-Contact Brakes.,, FUght-Svreep Styling.,, and the power-for-safety of up to 290 hp. Drive a Suburban today £ New Qbiervetien Seat. Available in all 9-passenger Suburban models. Folds flush into floor for extra cargo Hidden luggage compartment. Almost 10 cubic feet of locked epace for safe, oiit-of -sight storage of luggage and valuables. On (3-passenger models. THEY QQN'T GQMS ANY BJGQK * THAN Don't miss Plymouth's two great TV programs; Lawrence Welk's "Too Tunas and New Tal«nt" a« "Th a p a v An»hony,Sh!}w ( ' l ;Se9-TV>s«ction foMfcne •f-f

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