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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, April 4, 1957
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Thurtday, April 4, 195? NOME RUL6 FOR SCHOOLS , df IH botn'ffeitat* f^iifafuw artel the halls fortartisY figltlafldri I* belncj discussed one] . Wlfft rlgata 1 fa tha dlreefldn, control drtd flnahclng fcf §dt«a1l6r1. With itafa educational Institutions, run state 1 tdl! dpprdfJHdflorii; If Is reasonable >rop6f fHat a sttifS legislature have some, ;» U?..W0(«f (he general management and flnanelng of unlveriltiei and colleges. Whirl Wg«f down f« the local level, how- WltH public gradd dnd high schools/ we '6r Whether state legislatures and Congress should enter the picture at all. 'school*, If seems to u*V should have They aft financed with tax money . Jetty fcdrn the Individual community. TBe horrie corrirm/rilfy eon have the kind of slhebls It wartfi and Is willing to pay for. True/ general legislation cart ba expected from both state and ftdafal sources with regard to education, but to attempt to go beyond the scope of "general legislation" Is faking away the au. fenomy that belonds to the people directly sup. parting; local iehodU In Des M6fnes ; sornd efforts were proposed requiring certain high school subjects to be taught. One of them was two years of a foreign 1 language. Were that law In effect today, Algona high school could hot comply this school year. No foreign language Is being taught In the local school because a foreign language teacher could not be foUnd who would accept a local contract. In Washlngfdh there has been considerable diseussldrt about expenditures by the federal government "to help construct schools. On the surface fhdf Sounds great; everyone "Is Inclined f& feel that someone else Will pay for such construction. The assumption Is false. The plain old 1 taxpayers would foot the bill for such construction, and hd^e no eoritrol of any kind over where the money went arid hoW it was spent, and it Is our guess that a lot less for the dollar would be* obtained, ;jf previous experience with federal construction programs can be used as a yardstick. If Individual communities want to finance new school construction they will vote according- THE SALVATION ARMY Generally speaking, the public is snowec Urrdec Wlt'h fund drives for this and that. Unti <H few years ago, there were three or four basic drives for contributions for various organize flons, Today we have so many that hardly a week goes by without a drive for fund* for this OjMhat, But there is one drive for funds each year that Is done without 'any great amount of fanfare, any great amount of propaganda, any large, administrative expense, and where the rribney donated finds a larger percentage of the dollar doing actual good than with any other organization. We refer to the Salvation Army. The Salvation Army pays no high salaries, keeps Its administrative expense to a minimum, and asks rto local individuals for large contributions of time to promote the drive or large donations for that matter. Most of the money donated to the Salvatio Army gets right down to the level of destitutio when it is spent. Where other so-called philan throplc organizations are«ready to quit, the Sal vation Army just begins. We see comparatively little of what th Salvation Army does in our own area; but in larger centers of population, the work of the Salvation Army is better known. If you feel that you.can stand one more donation, you can be certain that your money will be properly used if you care to send a contribution to Harold Gilmore, Iowa State Bank, Algona, who is acting as treasurer for the county drive for the Salvation Army. FARM PROGRAM BANKRUPT program. But this year the program was out ' in plenty, of time. The sign-up dates were announced early and farmers advised of its provisions. '. So what happened? Exactly 283 Hardin county farmers had signed up by the deadline — or less than 13 percent of the county's total! And Hardin county had one of the better sign-ups in this immediate area ! Iowa Falls Citizen — The nation's so-called "farm program" is bankrupt. Look, for instance, at these facts: Two' years ago, with a roll of trumpets, the "soil bank" was heralded as the long-awaited answer to the farm-price problem. But it got out late because, so we were told, there was "too much politics involved." In any case, it got. out late. . .--,-- » Eventually some 750 farmers in Hardin county y, and elect school boards to run the program, signed up, a good many of them only to take ad- If they don t like what they are getting, they vantage of the "crop insurance" features of the can always boards. But at least the home folks will' have something to say about what they spend and how. There is another danger in too much state or federal legislation governing,education. The minute that politicians of either'jrartyf-in p'es Mbines or Washington, start passing more laws governing and controlling education watch out. Our school system down through the years has been one of comparative freedom of thought. When public education becomes governed by by state and national laws and appropriation^ down to the locd level, the freedom of the schools is likely to cease existing. That would ihdeed be a calamity. * » * SO THEY DID Granite Falls (Minn.) Tribune — The Minnesota newspapers of last week reported the loss of three more firms, employing approximately GOO people, about the first of the year. "One firm had literally bent over backwards in an attempt to stay in Minnesota, but found to do so would practically put it out of business. Reason for this was a state income tax so high there was no money left to plow back into the business, a personal property tax so high it prevented the firm from carrying an adequate stock of raw materials, a real estate tax so high it forced rentals to an unreasonable peak and, in addition, a dictorial policy on the part of the labor unions who take the position '£if you don't want to meet our terms, why don't you move." The decided to do just that. .j3- k --- ~» houi|early Js getting to be a habit with. Gfoiwniet-^yc|u did it git. March 18/1947./ and Again on My 10, 19511" IKE SHOCKS NEWSMEN — Never, in the • five years this writer has been covering the Sisenhower news conferencesVhas; le seen the President explode his emper as, at the March 27 session. It happened when a" Chitiagi eporter asked if the Presiden :ould possibly start cutting thi ludget by eliminating' two heli opters ordered .recently for the >Vhite House. The President snapped erec ike a five-star general. "'His houts could have been heard 'on le other side of the State De- artment building and not the onference room doors been losed. Mr Eisenhower .refused;to ans<- •er the question and, his chift quivering, he wheeled arouni and shouted to the. reporter! "That's all!" owners If our legislature gives us another withholding tax on the state level, the amount withheld may soon amount to more than the amount paid. ftppn- pics * 111 E. Call Street-Phone llOO-Algona. Iowa Entered as second class matter at the postoffice c. NATIONAL EDITORIAl MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS NAT Jr° NAL REPRESENTATIVE ' nV^fP 3156 ^ Representatives, Inc. 404 Fifth Ave. New York 18 N Y 333 N. Michigan, Chicago 1, 111. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSS^JTH CO. One Year, in advance $300 Both Algona papers, In combination, per year ssoo Single Copies , "" I0c SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year, in advance . -fl.OO Both Algona papers in combination, one year $8.00 No subscription less than 0 montlxs. ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per inch 63c OFFICIAL CITV AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER What kind of an "adjustment" program'can we have when less than 15 percent of the farmers will participate? Of course some farmers may still plant within their allotments and thus qualify for corn loans. But it is a pretty safe bet that not more than 30 percent of our farmers will be in both programs together. Of course the charge will be made that farmers could participate if they want to — or could have voted in favor of the soil bank idea last December! The facts are that they gave a vote of "No Confidence" to Ezra Benson in the December referendum. They weren't ready to let him set support levels wherever he chose. The lack of confidence in the secretary c% agriculture could be cured quite readily. But there is just one person who can do that. In any case, it can be taken for granted that, for whatever reason may be involved, our farm program has virtually broken down when only 13 percent sign up in much heralded soil bank and only a few more will stay within their allotments in all probability. On top of what we are faced with this situation: The federal government will make an outlay for agricultural programs of one kind or an- othor this year of MORE than 5 billion dollars. That is not only an all-time high, it is two or three times HIGHER than the average cost of farm programs for the last 20 years or so. In spite of these tremendous outlays, farm income is still sharply down and agricultural prices are pointed to as "the one soft spot" in our economy. What's the answer? As a matter of fact net farm income this year will probably be in the neighborhood of 11 billion dollars. Federal expenditures on behalf of agriculture will be nearly half that amount. Vet an agricultural depression is on the land. Four and a half years ago Mr Benson's chant was that "we have inherited a mess." Nobody, at least not this newspaper, disputes that what he inherited was a "toughie" — although it was no worse than he made it out to be. But the facts in the case are that, with a few rather minor exceptions, the situation has grown not better and in many major respects it has continually worsened. Many of the surpluses are far greater than they were four years ago. Many fanners, due to increased costs and lower prices, aru far worse off than they were four years ago. Granted there are some "politics" involved at the present time. There is a Democratic Congress. But one of the reasons there is a Democratic congress is because of a revolt against the policies of E/ra Benson. The only problem is, from the standpoint of the farmers, that the revolt was nut quite sufficient to bring about a complete change of administration. But the administration should recognize the farts of life — that the "politics" being played with the farm program is nothing but a reaction of last fall's farm vote — and that it should come up with some new, more acceptable, practical and workable farm programs. And the first step is to get a secretary of agriculture who hits 11ic (.•('Ui'ideixe of the farm people. THE PRESIDENT'S .HEALTH — Perhaps some reporters hav been unfair in exaggerating Ike' recent Illnesses. ,-,-. ,< .-^ t However, the above -inciderj served to bring about widesprea speculation that the President may be troubled more in p physical and emotional way than the general public has been lei to believe. J Mr Eisenhower has always* been frank about his health. Last week's news conference was no exception. He admitted he wasn't feeling so good. (To this reporter, he lacked the bounce ol the Eisenhower of two and threfe years ago). WILL E 1 S E N H O W E R HE- SIGN? — Two other significant events occurred at the presidential news conference which gave reporters food for speculation. The President started out the meeting by paying emotional post-humous respect to President Magsaysay of the Phillipines who was killed in a plane crash while Ike was out of the country. Mr Eisenhower .followed this immediately with the statement that he wants to make sure Vice President Nixon will be able to take over without a hitch should a "disability" strike the President. This came a few days after'the British press published a report that Mr Eisenhower would resign in the near future-. 'INSIDE' BRIEFS — Labor: Secretary of Labor Mitchell tells intimates he will not seek to modify the Taft Hartley law in favor of labor, as he had earlier promised, in view of the "odious" labor racket hearings. ; Postal service: The post office department, alarmed by wholesale quitting by mail clerks (their average weekly rate: $70), will soon announce to the public it must raise salaries and —-if Congress fails to increase the posta: rate — cut service drastically. Missiles: Atomic warhead missiles will be made available fo France (as well as England) bv late 1958. But there is one de- $3®&8%XO^^ .Congressman Goad's Comments t 6ih District Congressman From Iowa Reports On Washington Activities REPORT TO THE , DISTRICT There has riot been a letter received in th'is office which has even suggested that the budget not be cut. According to. a survey of opinion which I notice was recently taken among our Iowa people 28% feel that the high budget and cut in taxes are the most - important items, for consideration at the 'present 'time. ~ ' ' This week I offered an amendment on the House floor which would strike out an item of $2^ million dollars from the budget. Phis item is for the program of importing Mexican workers into his country to do farm work. I ould think of no easier way to ave the American taxpayer an verage of $1.50 for each man, woman * and child than in this manner. We have farm workers now without jobs in the United States and many of our farm workers and farmers are going into our towns and cities competing for what jobs are available. We do not need Mexican workers to make the competition all the stiffer. It seemed to me that this amendment was in the best interest of both our taxpayers and our farm labor group. * * *• Thfc government has been selling thousands and thousands ol bushels of corn on the market during the past few weeks. This has forced the price of corn down nearly 20c per bushel since thet heavy movement started and 1 have offered a resolution to study whether or not the Commodity Credit Corporation is operating .contrary to the- law in this re: gard. The law specifically states fhat if this kind, of selling forces the prices down then the CCC Shall repurchase,an equal amount pf the given 'dpn^modity so as not to lower the market price. The escape clause Bunder which the CCC sells all this grain is that it Js in danger of going out of 'condition. If you stretch your imagination far enough they could sell all of it for it is all in danger of going out of condition sooner or later. » * • FflOM THE FILES OF f Hfc ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES APRIL 6, 1937 • * * ' * Fire of unknown origin was discovered, in the Matt Zeimet home a mile west of St. Joe Monday hoon. A daughter, Eliza^ beth Zeimet, discovered the blaze upstairs in the house. A hole about four feet square had beeft burned ih the floor of one room, but the arrival'of help and three fire extinguishers put a halt to the blaze. Smoke damage was abundant, although actual darri* age by the fire was slight. i The new council for ihe cily of Algona was sworn in Monday noon by Mayor C. F. Specht. Councilmen Bill'Hawcott, H. M. Harris and Alwin Huenhold began their first terms. G. W. Stiilman ( was appointed to the park commission and all city employees. were reappointed. * * * • Thomas Kirby, son of Mr anc Mrs P. J. Kirby of Algona, won the county spelling champion ship Monday in the courthouse Thomas, an eighth grade studen at St. Cecelia Academy, was tc represent Kossuth in the 'state meet in Des Moines April 24 Vivian Stott of Titonka was second and Ruth Kollasch o Whittemore nailed down third place in the county event. A otal of 47 students competed for he county title. * * * Music siu'dehls from Ihe Ti- onka and Fenton areas took seating Friday — and we mean iterally. One of the seven cars ransporting students from Titonka had an accident on the way to Nevada, site of the sectional music contest, and Mareta Huber and Mrs Ed Zwiefel were injured. The Huber girl suffered a fractured collarbone. A car driven by Hans Baago Was involved in a head-on crash on the way home from Nevada. Mi Baago suffered a head gash and injured nose, while his daughter, Leona, suffered a fractured knee. Mr Baago and his daughter and the other three passengers in the auto, all from the Fenton area, were taken to a Clarion hospital. Icy roadVwerd blamed for both accidents * * * i Dr. F. C. Scanlan was named president of the Rotary club at Monday's election. J. F. Overmeyer was named vice president, E. J. Gilmore, treasurer, and R. Hy-Miller and G. S .Buchanan, directors. A new member of the club was Bill Dau, who was named president of the ' organization this year (1957). * i t Stanley Gracjowski of Armstrong received two smashed fingers when an auto jack he was using slipped down on his hand while he was raising a car. * » * A Fenton farmer, Andrew Thompson, who lived east and north of that town, lost four valuable horses during the week. The animals died of corn stalk poisoning. Henry Berghofer, also from the Fenton vicinity, suffered a painful accident Sunday morning. An endgate from a truck dropped 6H fciS ftet and several toes Were smashed; H was taken to the doctor for trel ment. • • < * * .*.-/•-.. Sparks wete flying ai Irving ton. The directors of the Irving ton Power Co. met in special ses sion Monday evening for'a dis> cussion of just what to do to supply additional power that wbuld be needed in the near future by the Algpna Rendering Co. fhe rendering '.plant war Installing new equipment which required more juice and Ways and means of supplying It proved to be a problem. ' Behind The Movie Sets WITH Hollywood, Calif.—While film- ng "The Spirit of St. Louis". Earner Bros, studio Research Department discovered that "his- .oric quotes" are not necessarily words spoken by the person 'quoted." No two sources could agree on Lindy's exact "first words" after landing at Le Bour •get Field, France I We often wonder how many of the illustrious gents who rate marble busts in variotls and sun dry "Halls of Fame" are credited with a line or two o£ dialogue that actually was "ghost-written I' Men of action are seldom no tec for lengthy orations. It is highly possible that a ffew. of the boys whose fedoras have beeh replaced by marble 1 laurel-wreaths may have had a timely assist in the "Undying .Words" department, * «. • Through ihe ages, members oi the reporting fraternity haven't changed to any startling degree. Whether ' ' ~ furiously an early-'day scribe raked a flea-bitten dromedary with roweled spurs to get his story under the -wire for the late papyrus editions — or a later-day cousin conned an am- Dulance jockey into passing his newspaper office on the way in, ;here is no record of either lad being averse to nudging history a bit. Especially, when historic action left' his hero tongue-tied on the brink of fame; • • » • What heroic figure ever re-. rn,emb.e|;ecl .his own exact words, uttered while" turning the tide f battle, .or while teaching a extette of screaming savages iOw to do back-flips off a stock- de wall with the butt end of a Continental flintlock? Yet, History students expect "undying words" from a guy like Horatio, who is fairly well occupied trying to clobber a whole arrny r 6ff a bridge in a. one-man' delaying action. If the boy added a monologue to his act, it would probably consist of: "Any (unprintable unprintables) who try to put one (unprintable) foot on this' (unprintable) bridge will gel their (unprintable) hair neatly parted — clear down to their (unprintable) Adam's apples!" * » • Now any legman who knows the difference between newsprint and facial tissue realizes he can't do justice to this kid's heroism with a statement composed of unprintable words. In fact, if he turned it in, he'd be rewarded with enough more unprintable trj center th§ market tm 'em, Scv afly. '.good beat-mim Covering • tWt Particular-bridge, 6-pefilhg, Wdtiltf simply note 'that Horatio f irmly- planted his num, bef twelves across the bridge- Head and, raising his eyes to the heavens of his assorted gods, de-~ fiantly vowed, "They shall not pass!" Sizing Up the situation, a iivewirl would give you odds ' that any rebuttal wbuld have to , be made through a medium at a spirit seance— • or await an early reincarnation. So, the scribe credits Horatio with a hero's cur- tain-speech'stiitable tojils noble deed, and to beat an impending deadline. • •"•• V "f * And, what has all this to do with Lindy arid the filrhihg' of "The ' Spirit of St. Louist" — Well, Warner Bros; researchers found that Charles A. Lindberg did not announce 1 his name when ho landed oh that French field. Nor did he ask for a glass y of milk- er a cigarette — as" Variously reported! — Or ask, "Is this Paris?" According to his booki 'The Spirit of St. Louis," his first words were! "Are there any mechanics 'here?" and "Does anyone Here speak English?" . :*• . . » ' * Producer Lelarid Hay ward and director Billy Wilder were in a spot! If they Used ANY reported "first-words" they'd make iars out of an army of reporters and question :a}l other first-hand accounts. Billy Wilder, once a Vienna and,Berlin newspaperman and Leland Hayward, one-time United Artists publicist read the research findings and hastily called a story conference. When they emerged ALL, "first-words" had beeri . eliminated from the landing sequence. •> * • Arrival of "the Spirit of St. Louis" in France was' filmed jusj outside Paris. As the little plane taxied to' a stop, thousands oj French extras surrounded it on all sides.' And, before he could say a word, 'Jimmy Stewart, playing the part of Lindy, was lifted from his cockpit and carried across the field in a triumphant' procession. To quote Mr Wilder: "And that is. where our . story ends — at the] supreme, and wordless moment, in one ' til modern history's most dramatic adventures." * * * As we said before ,Jhe reporting fraternity hasn't crfanged too much through" the ages. And, there are no "ex-newspapermen.". That's merely a term applied to newspapermen not currently practicing their profession! UDM Classifieds Pay Dividend NOW! A full-powered EAR-LEVEL HEARING AID NEW 4-trontltlor 'DrploRiafc* Only $125.001 WORN ENTIREIY.'AT THE'fcAR! DEMONSTRATION & PERSONAL SHOWING ALGONA HOTEL TUBS., APRIL 9 9 A.M. to 12 Noon Batteries and service for most makes — You are invited to cpme in. IOWA AUDIPHONE CO. 611 Fleming Bldg. 6th & Walnut Sis., D.M. Authorized Zenith Hearing Aid Dealer . finite stipulation: U. S. soldiers — not French — will man anc guard the missiles at all times. WHAT'S FREE? — If you're planning a Washington visit yo't may get free fact sheet, "Seeing the Nation's Capital," frorn Washington Board of Trade, 1611 K St. NW, Washington, D. C, MISCELLANY — Sen. Alar. Bible of Nevada is earnestly trying to get an appropriation fpi a five-year experiment to tr> to make ram in drought-stricket areas. Secretary of Treasury Georg< Humphrey doesn't like to talk about it but he has been gcttihf a flood of budget mail, just liki the congressmen ... 99 per cen' of the writers arc against th' high spending. The Mediterranean and Reo Seas are connected by the Sue* Canal, which was completed ir. 1869 It is nbout lt)0 miles in length ' However, when Ihe CCC has sojd all thia grain they have forgotten to carry out the further provision of the law in repurchasing an equal amount. The government can completely break the grain market if this activity continues and it will make for cheap feed prices which will in turn make for an overproduction of ^livestock with the possibility of another tremendous slump iji livestock prices which we experienced in late 1955. In fact, the way things are shaping up it appears to be in the making already. We are going to have to act fast if we are to stop this trend in time. Hence, this is the reason for the offering of this resolution at this time. March 28, 1857 Your Congressman, Merwin Coad 60TH Mr and Mrs Joe E. Shogren recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at their home in Stanton where they were married 60 years ago. With the exception of three years, they have spent all of their married life in their present home. OFFICE SUPPLIES •Adding Machines •Typewriters (Upright and Portables) • Files & File Supplies • Office Desks •** • Office Chairs (Sterio and Regular) , • Ledgers & Sheets \ '•.':. 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