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) Mffl^f DM Mains* Thunday, May 16, 1957 Jte$ utotoes ' WRONG DECISION? If may be — and- Inculcation's -point thdt . way — that President Elsenhower made a tragic decision when he decided to run for a second term. His own supposed friehds werd largely Instrumental jr) getting him to run. Insiders say thqf Ike and,Mamie both indicated earlier,they would just q»>oon,nctt tactile 1 a second term, but his friends prevailed. > He won them.fhe election ancf now they qre deserting rjim. In Congress, today, fh'ese supposed friends' qre not attacking ike: they are ignoring him. The very kindness* of his opponents is their sharpest ,c/Jt!e!srn. Elsenhower Is going through the rnotjphs of 'being President but how much v p,owerhe 1 'has>ribbody j 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 see him go; this difference showed how sharply the Insiders are dis- 1 agreeing with the President in his own circle, and t)iey are now not afraid to speak their own minds.-'-'H ''"'*»," 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 pf the fence. On most major party vote^.t&'dafejtie Republicans have been -• yotjng agalnst^irn, 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 Knowjand and Bridges-fight Ike's foreign-aid'proposals. His own brother, Edgar, attacks the budget. The President ran for a second term because 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 qre not exactly our' idea of Veal friends. ' •• • * *•...* George Humphrey must be looking toward retirement as Secretary of the Treasury. Someone just presented him with a set of kolf .clubs. 1 j 1. E. Call. Stre'e't^iPh. G Y 4-3535—Algona, Iowa Entered as second .class patter at the postoffiee at Algona, Iowa, under Act of Congress of i March 3, 1879. / , r-r— -. — i.' . .... ; Ji 1_ Issued Thursdays in 1957 Bfr THE UPPER DBS MOINES PUBLISHINS CO. R. B. WALLER, Managing Editor . C. S. ERLANDER, Advertising Manager NATIONAL EDITORIAL As g oc 5 ATi r MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU CIRCULATIONS OF 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 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, one year .SS.OO •No subscription less than 6 months. ADVERTISING RATES fplsplay Advertising, per inch 63c "OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER MISSILES INSTEAD OF MEN Great Britain has announced that if Is mak ing a shift in Ifs military thinking and planning. The British will use less men for military service and will start paw to make more effective use of missiles which can carry atomic warhead's. We haven't gone quite that far in this country yet. We are still plodding (along with millions of men in service just .as though the next war would be fought like World War I. But we afe not asleep at the switch 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 dp just as much damage directing missiles and pllotless planes from the ground. War will probably always require^ the services of large numbers of men. But this 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. ?! .* . * WELL OF ALL THINGS 1 To pur 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 b'e 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 year's the problem of surpluses will be a thing of the past. *'•..* * TAXES, THEN AND NOW! Grinnell Herald-Register — In the year 1758, ; 'lS§njafAitx.iFrahklih;' : oh'e'df "tfie' Vage'statesme'n "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, UV connection with Thrift Week of that year. Itjs 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 %ve had to pay, we might more easily discharge them; but we have many others, and much rnore 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 from 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 Arnaz .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 $24,000. Desi is doing all right — a golf course, a million dollar hotel — and Lucille Ball too. f?Stop 'going around; saying I learnt the busbies* from "~ the ground* upl" ATTACKS ON DEAD ATOR — Even in death, Senator Joe McCarthy. has been the target of vicious words. Those who hated McCarthy the > most have been circulating storiejt* that Joe died of acute alcoholism, rather than hepatitis. • It is true that the senator did ;ake a drink, but so do a number of other lawmakers who are held n high esteem. ;'..'" Ike RADIATES. The President •adiated with a- show of good lealth at his press conference last week (May 8). This reporter, seated a few feet, away, noticed that his cheeks \yerjja' deep 1 tanSi apparently from'heiiyy-use of his White House sun.lamp. relaxed than heihasfin' en news cortfej'e'riced. '• •' •' 1 ipast ' COSTLY .YACHT —Remember resident Eisenhower's yacht, the Williamsburg?, ; ' •':'''. He gave it up four years. ago because of the tremendous cost ofj upkeep;;... But actually^ '.'It5£, bepn costing--$l,000 a .month: ea,clf 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 fcunboat. 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. One catch: The spuds require refrigeration. KOT-&RBA —J 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. 'E^en. John Kennedy, Massaph- usetts Democrat, is on the carpet for having failed to place, at least PREDICTION — There will be a big floor fight on the proposed okayed hikes for all classes of mail. But the bill has about a 10 per cent chance of getting Before you buy INVESTIGATE! 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Free Estimates Qn Your Home DONOVAN CABINET SHOP Algona, lUKO'f UmlK riutlc Scrtiai won't bvlfll, wrrwU; *«w HtJ , one Democratic senator from recent decades among the "out- fetanding five.'?.; , •; His colleagues think Kennedy cpijld ' have influenced the '-nominating committee on that sdore. K MISCELLANY. Ailing vets- Today, there : are more than 100,000 war veterans classified as ^'legally incompetent" ...Some have been hospitalized as long as 'if 0 years. fc^A^ilAsaving — If the budget $6«T!B*Kou"t ••*• one billion dollars, Oivhat 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 paniel Webster's office in a full year. ; ; Smaller 'gators — The Interior Department discloses that alligators are growing .smaller . . . One jiundred years ago) 15-foot 'gators were the ordinary thing . . . To- jday, a 12-foot, specimen is con- ."pidered maximum size. Potomac Plater i Harry Truman returned \ to Washington and said, "I'm just an laid 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 another, two pounds jttyhis waistline . . . And just when •Congress is talking about trim- 'mm' the fat. 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 £~ poultry raisers at wages of 4 cents an hour. •Ckpiial Quiz ; Q. Frank Schultz, Kansas City, . . Mb., asks: "Which of our presi- hike in postal rates. i dents had the greatest number of Last week, a House committee [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 our presidents actually come from'Washington, D. C.?" A. Yes. One president was a resident of Washington. U.S. prant moved here after the Mexican War. $83X&XGO^^ Congressman Goad's Comments definitely 6th District Congressman From Iowa Report? On Washington Acliviliei LEGISLATION There are several important items of legislation which are yet to come up in this session of (he Congress which have not yet pome out of the committees. The Pules Committee is belaboring (he Civil Rights BUI and thers jeems to be no hurry on the part pf either the majority or the minority to do anything about it. yhe Post Office and Civil Service Committee is presently cpnsider- ng a measure which would increase postal rates.. What ^ia :ommiHee'will finally come but with is anyone's guess at the pre- $ent. The School Construction pill is being cut from the standpoint of how much it will cost la dollars, but it is still in committee and could be changed considerably before we will know m&wBefa 6! "t Study Subcommittee ef Committee on - Agriculture -have completed- the initial -phase of jtheir study on thef cost of living and have 'produced facts to j'fove the eort61usfbh< that retail ood prices and city' families' ex- sehditures for food , have been ncreasing In. recent • yeafs even hough prices to farm producers lave been declining. This is lothing new to Us, 'but is it? We <:new that We were not getting as •nuch of the consumer dollar, but low much" .wef6n't""we getting? What are the facts? This sitb'-eommiUee 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 f 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 farmr produced corn in a 22 cent package of corn flakes. It was my privilege to go before this committee and urge them to be mindful 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. ' s. • * » • » WASHINGTON OFFICE . I am happy to announce that Veronica Johnson, a stenographer in my office, and her husband, Jerry Johnson, are progressing in their recbvery at the Mary Gree-i ley Hospital in Ames, after their very serious automobile accident while visiting home in' Jewell during Easter vacation. Your Congressman Merwin Coad FIRE Patrolman "Richard Varland'oi 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 f«fi FILES ALGONA UPPER 1 MAVao/1937 ,- . * * *" - .',..,- i "* Counly ' law enloifeemdni' Si* ficers pledged themselves to an all-out- war- on drunken, drivers at the first all-county . meeting of police, sheriff's office, coh* stable?, mayors and-" highway patrolmen held at the courthouse here Tuesday .night. Cases' pf negligence oh 'the part of officer's were stressed by various speakers during the' meeting and it was proposed to do a more complete job of booking persons who were behind the wheel of a. yehicle while drunk. Sheriff Casey Loss :told of numerous reports that had reached his office which, 'describ? ed drivers of, cars leaving dances forcing other cars off the road with their own vehicles. The 40 or 50 men present all .vowed to ke'ep a close lookout for such offenders. . • .. * •».,-• A total of 92 Algona high and St. Cedelia Academy seniors were all set to graduate within the nexl; waek. Of the total, 17 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. * » f' • • • Tornado' and .lightning struct; the northeast portion - of jKbssuth 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. • • ' t »....•+., • Iver Bothne of Bode was shot in the thigh by a,, youngster while he was fishing along Lotts Creek Sunday afternoon. He was rushed to a Fort Dodge hospital where the bullet was removed,and aid given. - """ •• • * * •'!.'•• A baseball team was organized Monday, evenings in 1 . Algona, £juSjl a day ?after the; lflcpls';4rppped' aip uninteresting! 17-3 declsioni' f$ Bancroft. ( Maybe the organization ; of the team should have come first. * * • • Rain fell consistently during the week in Kossuth county. A total pf an inch and a tejjth was deposited on Algona during .five jjhdwera to sWStt.Says.' Twenty ; years •Ifite'f, (May 8, 1967) it was almost impossible to coa'x anything out of the^sky except dust. Frank Telshaw 6f Livefhiere, nearly lost a finger in a saw mishap* He became entangled/in a 1 power saw ^ Tuesday in 1 his home and cut the first finger of his left hand levefely, rite was given treatment and was back on duty at his "regular job a day 6r so later, • • Lloyd Phillips of Algotta suffered a fractured .wTist when he slipped and fell backward v on a stone while fishing at 1 Lost Island lake Monday. It'made the bullheads a little more .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 noon iiour while everyone ate the luscious lunches that had been arought from 'home. A program was set for the morning, and Baseball: games were on ' the docket during the afternoon. All business places closed from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. so everyone could enjoy themselves. ' Sounds like a real fine idea. ''.'.' • ; BtfLL''; 1 ;•• . ,/'• Elmer Brandt of ^lariort, recently suffered a broken leg when, was charged by a : ; bull as he went out to milk' the cows. 3randt 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 Process Cheew Spraad GREATER WEALTH FOR IOWA Each year the brewing industry [s investing more and more money in Iowa, further swelling the rising prosperity of our" state, Take the item of miscellaneous business costs.,, i n this one field alone the industry spends over ^27,000,000.00 per year Included are everything from paper clips to truck repairs' from rent to insurance, and literally .hundreds of other Hems' All Iowa benefits, because these continuing expenditures spread into every nook and corner ol the state, • • * Of courep, this is but a part of the gro.wing wealth the brew, mf industry creates for Iowa. Qver $30,000,000,00 per year goes mto W rolls,,<mr $25,000,000.00 in taxes over mopo : oo m wasp, wmh ™ TOftWra for farm products, Here, truly, is a ***• for* for helping to by ; United States Irewe/s Foundation-Iowa Division ~ ff ~' u ' ..»; < *t '• .. {..„-. 'Id Iowa ., DesMolnes

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