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MM§0ft« (Nt.) ilftrto D* Melrw* Tfromley, Me? 16, 1957 WRONG DECISION ? II may be — and irtdieatidni pbint thai way — thaf,Preiident Ei»enhower made a tragic decision when he decided to run for a second term. His own supposed friends were largely inttrumental in getting him to run. Insiders say that Ike and Mamie both indicated earlier they would juit <ti soon not tackle a second term, but hit friends prevailed. He won them the election and now they are deserting him. In Congress, today, these supposed friends are not attacking Ike: they are ignoring him. The very kindness of his opponents Is their sharpest criticism. Eisenhower is going through the motions of being President but how much power he has nobddy can say. George Humphrey, who might be termed the "strong man" in the cabinet, is leaving. His outspoken criticism of the Eisenhower budget is still major conversation. Ike did not kick him out and will be sorry to tee him go; this difference showed how sharply the Insider* are dis* agreeing with the President In his Own circle, and they are now not afraid to speak their own minds. Strangely enough the only aspects of the President's proposals for the nation that are being supported are getting their support from the Democratic side of the fence. On most major parly votes to data the Republicans have been voting against him, while the Democrats try to carry the ball. Some Republican U. S. Senators (Goldwater (R) Ariz.) have openly ridiculed Eisenhower's "modern Republicanism. .GOP leaders Knowland and Bridges fight Ike's foreign aid proposals. His own brother, Edgar, attacks the budget. The President ran for a second term be- causd his most trusted advisers urged him to do so, and against some misgivings on his own part. The friends who urged him to run and are now opposing, or ignoring him are not exactly our Idea of real friends. * * * * George Humphrey must be looking toward retirement as Secretary of the Treasury. Someone 1-ju.st -presented -him with a set of. golf clubs; .- t • ' -^ ' _ % - * ' ' JUgotra Upper ;®c» .fHomejs 111 E. Call Street— Ph. CV 4-3535—AJgona, Iowa Itotered as «econd claw matter at the postofflco at Al«ona. Iowa, under Act of Congress of March 3, 1879. • <• UPPER 6 D£S CO. ^ Editor C. S. ERLANDER, Advertising Manager MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE Weekly Newspaper Representatives, Inc. 404 Fifth Ave.. New York 18, N. Y. 333 N. Michigan, Chicago 1, 111. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO, One Year, In advance , $3,00 Both Algona >>ap«rs. In combination, per year $5.00 Single Copies .„—._.,.,,„. , , „ 10c SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year, In advance „_„_, . „ _|4.oq -Both Algona papers In combination, one year.,..«6.o6 •No subscription lew than 8 months. ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per Inch ,-,—.„„.. 63c OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER MISSILES INSTEAD OF MEN Great Britbin has announced that if is making a shift in its military thinking and planning. The British will use less men for military service and will start now to make more effective use of missiles which can carry atomic warheads. We haven't gone quite that far In this country yet. We are still plodding along with millions of men irt service just as though the next war would be fought like World War I. But we are not asleep at the twitch In the missile department, either. The day isn't too far away when the modern methods of war will make obsolete even the present-day jet planes. No longer will men be required to fly anything In the air; they can do just as much damage directing missiles and pilotless planes from the ground. War will probably always require the services of large numbers of men. But the -British have focused attention on the fact that any war of the future will be fought with far different requirements in manpower than have the wars of the past. * * * -s WELL OF ALL THINGS I To our considerable amazement, we read a news story the other day in which Secretary of Agriculture Benson was quoted as saying that American farmers will have to produce 40 percent more crops by 1975, and that this Increase will have to come by increasing the yields per acre as there will be comparatively little new land opened for farming. Coming at a time when all we hear is talk about surpluses and reducing acreage plantings, this Is certainly a different viewpoint. Of course 1975 is 18 years away, and the farmers of today will not all be able ( to wait 18 years for this Increased demand to come true. Their major problem is right now. But it Is nice to know that in 18 years the problem of surpluses will be a thing of the past* * * TAXES, THEN AND NOW! Grinnell Herald-Register —'In the'year 11S8r Benjamin Franklin, one of the sage statesmen of the United States in an early day, issued quite an interesting manifesto about the'subject of taxes in general. This statement was reprinted in the Saturday Evening Post of January 18, 1947, in connection with Thrift Week of that year. It is something that could more or less apply, even now, to taxes and attitudes, and human characteristics. ; The verbatim statement follows: 'Friends and neighbors, the taxes are indeed very heavy, and if those laid on by the government were the only ones we had to pay, we might more easily discharge them; but we have many others, and much more grievous to some of us . . . We are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three times as much by our pride, and four times as much by our folly; and frorn these taxes the commissioners cannot ease or deliver us." * * * SUGGESTS RESIGNATIONS Grundy Register — The President would get a vote of thanks from the people if he would fire Secretary Benson and Postmaster General Summerfield. And also there would be few regrets if he could get Secretary of State Dulles to take some other job. The only member of the cabinet who seems to have a level head is Secretary of the Treasury Humphrey, who lately said that if the present inflation is not stopped soon, we would have another depression that would make our hair curl. » • * • Desi Arnai is opening a luxury hotel at Palm Springs, Cal. that cost one million dollars, and has ony 42 rooms. This brings the cost per room to about $24,000. Desi is doing all right — a golf course, a million dollar hotel — and Lucille Ball too. fSTRICTLV BUSINESS ''Stop going around laying I learnt the butitiest from , ~ the ground* upt" ATTACKS ON DEAD SENATOR — Even in death, Senator Joe McCarthy has been the target of vicious words. Those who hated McCarthy tne< most have been circulating stories that Joe died of acute alcoholism, rather than hepatitis. It is true that the senator did take a drink, but so do a number of other lawmakers who are held in high esteem. ' Ike RADIATES. The President radiated with a show of good health at his press conference last week (May 8). This reporter, seated a few feet away, noticed that his cheeks were a deep tan—* apparently fr.om heavy 'use of his -WWte-House-sun-temp'--- 1 — —» Mr Eisenhower appeared more' relaxed than he has in the bask ten news conferences. COSTLY YACHT —Remember President Eisenhower's yacht, the Williamsburg? ^ He gave it up four years ago because of the tremendous ccJst of upkeep . f ,, But actually, .iff* be^n costing $1,000 a nfonth each month since' 1953 to keep it in drydock in Washington. It's being transferred to New London, Conn., and will go back into service as a gunboat. WHAT'S NEW? — Potatoes are being pre-peeled for shipping to large restaurants. It's done by a speedy process, using a lye solution. The spuds are then immediately dipped in water. The skins slip off, and the potatoes are thus cleaned. This process reduces peeling loss and trimming labor. Potomac Plaier • "— One catch: refrigeration. The spuds require TOO MANY TURKEYS — Congress is investigating the over-production of broilers and turkeys. The charge is that giant feed companies are responsible. By setting up "company contracts" with poultry producers, they've made "sharecroppers" out of poultry raisers at wages of 40 cents an hour. PREDICTION ~ There will b° a big floor fight on the proposed hike in postal rates. .Last week, a House committee okayed hikes for all classes of mail. But the bill has about a 10 per cent chance of getting Before you buy INVESTIGATE! ™1^ 3S^ ^^ '^W ^^^ ICO ferioM y«« g o. gfllvonJwd if*«l ANNOUNCEMENT DONOVAN CABINET SHOP AND RUSCO WINDOWS Joins Hands Donovan Cabinet Shop Appointed Exclusive RUSCO Dealer for Kossuth County i RUSCO offers a selection of either Steel or Aluminum, A Window for every need for every purse, starting as low as - 19,95 There is a difference with RUSCQ - Find out why Amfrita bwyi more RUSCO Windows - More than any other brand of windows, any other type, at any price. Free Estimates On Your Home , DONOVAN CABINET SHOP Algeno, f ,'•'•'• Convert your Porch into o comfortable Year'Round Room I PORCH ENCLOSURE nfewftoi* MPMM p* fvfeo Invite H«JU« IMMM *•»'» nwt, »», PQWW wttiHt Cal! CY 4.3166 through both houses... JOHNSON ILL — As of this week, the most popular contender for the I960 Democratic nomination is Majority Leader Lyndon Johnson. However, the Texas senator, a heart attack victim, has been forced to take 'things easy lately because he has not been feeling /too well. KENNEDY ON THE CARPET. Sen. Johrt. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat, is on the carpet for having failed to place at least one Democratic senator fron^ recent decades among . thfe-"out•( standirfg five: 1 ", ' ,". -V V . ! His colleagues think Kennedy could have influenced the nominating committee on that score. MISCELLANY. Ailing vets- Today, there are more than 100,000 war veterans classified as "legally incompetent" ...Some have been hospitalized as long as 30 years. : ,A, $19, Wring — If the budget *vvere 'cut one billion dollars, what would it mean to you? ,,. It would be a saying of $19 for each average family of four. Heavy mail — today's average congressional office receives more mail in one week than did Daniel Webster's office in a full year. Smaller 'gators — The Interior Department discloses that alligators are growing smaller... One hundred years ago, 15-foot 'gators were the ordinary thing ... Today, a 12-foot specimen is considered maximum size. Harry Truman returned to Washington and said, "I'm just an bid farmer from Missouri"... And then he plowed right into the Eisenhower administration. Harry' got himself into another Washington mess ... He made a nasty remark about Ike — and immediately tangled with Bess. Ike adds a'nother two pounds to his waistline ... And just when Congress is talking about trim- min' the fat. , Capital Quiz Q, Frank Schultz, Kansas City, !MO;, asks: "Which 1 of our presidents had the greatest number of children?" A. President John Tyler. He was the father of 14 children by two marriages — seven children by each wife. Q. James Tressel, Miami, Fla., wants to know: "Have any of ouf presidents actually come from Washington, D. C.?" A. Yes. One president was a § sident' of Washington. U.S. rant moved here after the exican War. Congressman Goad's Comments 6th District Congressman From Iowa Reports On Washington Activities LEGISLATION There are several important jtems of legislation which are yet to come up in this sessjqn of the Congress which have not yet corne out of lie committees. The Rules Committee' is belaboring (he Civil Rights Bill, and there $eerns to be no hurry on the part of either the majority or the minority to .do anything about it. ' 'he Post Office and Civil Service Committee is presently considering a measure which would in- trease postal rates. What this Committee will finally came out With is anyone's guess at the present. Tha School Construction pill is being cut from the standpoint of how much it will cost In dollars, but it is stiU in com- miUee and could b« changed before- w; will-know definitely. * ' » t • fOtt) COST TREND* _ xh'fe memBers of th* ConsUmers Study Subcommittee of t h 9 Committee on. Agriculture have completed the initial phase of their study on the cost of living and have produced facts/ to prove the conclusion that retail food prices and city families' expenditures for food have been increasing In recent years even though prices to farm producers have been declining. This is nothing new to us, but is it? We knew that we were not getting as much of the consumer dollar, but how much weren't wa getting? What are the facts? This sub-committee published these facts. They have gone into and analyzed the facts and figures of the Agricultural Marketing Service, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Department of Labor and Census Bureau, and can state with authority that retail food prices have increased 18 per cent in the past ten years although prices received by farmers declined 14 per cent; and that when city families purchase bread or prepared cereal products, they pay mostly for processing, packaging, and distributing the product. Very little goes to the farmer for the raw product. For example, there is less than four cents worth of wheat in a 28 cent package of soda crackers, and only 3 cents worth of farm- produced corn in a 22 cent package of corn flakes. It was my privilege to go before this committee and urge them to be mind- 'ful of ways to increase consumption of farm products whether for human consumption or for industrial purposes, as they go on to the next phase of their study. There must be caution, however, that the price interests of both farmer and consumer are protected for the expanded consumption does not automatically guarantee a higher price for the farmer nor a lower price for the consumer. * * • WASHINGTON OFFICE I am happy to announce that Veronica Johnson, a stenographer in my office, and her husband, Jerry Johnson, are progressing in their recovery ( at the Mary Greeley Hospit£l,,in Ames, after their very serious automobile accident while visiting home in Jewell during Easter vacation. , Your Congressman,., . Merwin Coad •' !if; FIRE \ Patrolman'Richard Varland ol Iowa Falls ..delivered a fire recently to the fire station there. An over-heated spotlight which had inadvertently been left burning, caused the fire in the front seat of the patrol car. IF IT'S NEWS — WE WANT 11 FROM THE f tLE8 OF THE ALGONA UPPER DBS MOINES MAY 20, 193? * * « County law enforcement officers pledged themselves to an all-out war on drunken drivers at the first all-county meeting of police, sheriffs office, constables, mayors and Highway patrolmen held at the courthouse here Tuesday night. Cases of negligence oh the part of officers were stressed by various speakers during the meeting and it was proposed to do a mofe Complete job of booking persons who were behind the wheel of a vehicle while drunk: Sheriff Casey Loss told of numerous reports that had reached his office which described drivers of cars leaving dances forcing other cars off the road With their own vehicles. The 40 or 50 men present all vowed to keep a close lookout for such offenders. * • * A total of 92 Algona high and St. Cecelia Academy seniors Were all set to graduate within the next week. Of the total, 1.7 went to the Academy, 75 to the high school. Graduation at the •high school was set for May 26, with Academy seniors to receive their diplomas four days later. • * * • Tornado and lightning stiucl: the northeast portion of Kossuth county Monday night. Telephone poles and power lines were reported down, damage resulted to several farm homes, and Mrs Bosma of Lakota was knocked unconscious by a bolt of lightning. Two farms reported barns destroyed, with some livestock killed on one farm by the tornado. Personal injuries were few. * * * Iver Boihne of Bode was shot in the thigh by a youngster while he was fishing along Lottb Creek Sunday afternoon. He was rushed to a Fort Dodge hospital where the bullet was removed and aid given-'\A ?••>''>'',?•'•;•• ..*• • ? ' f •<•• -'I?- \f» ,\. •» *i A baseball team was organized Monday evening in Algona, just a day after the locals dropped an uninteresting 17-5 decision .to Bancroft. Maybe ( the organization of the team should have come first. • • • Rain fell consistently during the week in Kossuth county. A total of an inch and a tenth was deposited on Algona during five showers in seven days. Twenty years later (May 8, 1957) it was almost impossible to coax anything out of the sky except dust. Frank Telshaw of neaiiy lost a finger in a saw mishap. He became entangled in a power saw Tuesday in his home and cut the first finger of his left hand severely. He was given treatment and was back on duty at his regular job a day or so later. Lloyd Phillips o! Algona suffered a fractured wrist when he slipped and fell backward on a stone while fishing at Lost island lake Monday. It made |he bullheads a little mdre expensive than usual. * * * Plans for a community picnic at Titonka were announced and Thursday was to be the big day for the event. There was to be entertainment during the hoon hour while everyone ate the luscious lunches that had been brought from home. A program was set for the morning, and baseball games were on the docket during the afternoon. AH business places closed from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. so everyone could enjoy themselves. Sounds like a real fine idea. BULL Elmer Brandt of Clarion, recently suffered a broken leg whcn v he was charged by a bull as he went out to milk the cows. Brandt escaped the bull when Robert Stanbrook grabbed a board and beat at the animal. New from the Kraft Kitchen! SPOON IT into hot food! HEAT IT for cheese sauce SPREAD IT for snacks A Pasteurized Proem Cheese Spread GREATER WEALTH FOR IOWA ' *•• Each year the brewing industry is investing more and more money in Iowa, further swelling the rising prosperity of our state. Take the item of miscellaneous business costs... in this one field ajone the industry spends over$27,500,000,00 per year. Included are everything from paper clips to truck repairs, from rent to insurance, and literally .hundreds of other items. All Iowa benefits, because these continuing expenditures spread into every nook and corner of the state, . • Of course, this is but a part of the growing wealth the brewing industry creates for Iowa, Over $30,000,000,00 per year goes into payrolls, over $25,000,000,00 in taxes, over $63,000,000,00 in buildings, warehouses, and stores, plus huge expenditures for farm products, Hers, truly, is a great constructive force for the Gontigujsd growth of our state, ,-•*• , helping to build Iowa United States Brewers foundation-iowa Division-*808 liberty Bldg, Des Moines

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