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5~Alf«nd (I*-) tfppff Ow Moln* ft****?, May SO, 1957 RACE AOAINST TIMS time is bet3ffiih§ a vital element in efforts of the Eisenhtfwsr administration to leave the farm jitwctticn in better shope than it found it in 1953. Certainly* what the Administration does between now Grid the elections of 1960 may have a lot to do «r!th Republican chance* of holding onto the White House that year. Moving into its fifth vear in office, the AdminiJtfetittfi is faced with thfee hard feetsi 1. Farm prices are 13 percent below the level prevailing when Eisenhower took office, 2* Fafffl surpluses are nearly three times as large t»s they were at that time. 3. Yh« government has spent more on agriculture during the first four years of the Administration then in the preceding 20 years. As these facts clearly indicate, the Admin* istrdtion has a big job getting agriculture just bock to where it was four years ago. Secretary Benson seems to realize this, in his own peculiar way, and says that the entire. farm program needs drastic overhauling. His idea of how to do It is to eliminate everything now on the books related to farming. The government now has over 8 billion dollars invested in farm surpluses. The investment when Eisenhower took office was not quite 3 billion. This big increase was made in the face of broad crop "production cohtrol programs and the expenditure of upwards of four billion dollars in subsidizing exports. Benson, of course, maintains that the programs of the Truman administration which were in effect through 1954 contributed heavily to this buildup of surpluses, but he has no explanation for the fact that since then' the problem has become worse. The success or failure of the Administration in finding an answer to the problem of farm income may well determine which parry wins the White House in 1960. * * * OVERLOOKING GOOD FRIENDS? •'•; , Pur State. Department 'arjttiplhpr government agencies spends a lot of time -^ -end s d (lot pf the taxpayers money — running all over the world in an effort to make friends. We dole out funds for just about every half-baked idea that comes along in the far corners of the earth. But right at home, next door to us, north and south, we have a tendency to completely overlook and take for granted the rftqj friendship that exists with Canada and Mexlc'd:" ....... Canada is our best customer for manufactured goods. And we in turn depend on Canada for most of our nickel, newsprint, uranium and other strategic materials. Our main radar Warning system is strung across northern Canada, and Canada is our tirst line of defense against an air attack from Soviet Russia. Yet, despite these facts, we spend less time cultivating the friendship of Canada than we do almost any other nation. In fact there are times when we seem to go out of way to insult Canada and injure her national pride. Kow-towing around in the Middle East is' probably necessary, but when the chips are down we wouldn't want to count too heavily on any of them for support. With Canada it Is a different story. * * * Now They Tell tie I Cedar Rapids Gazette: It's really surprising how many of the people who used to pin Joe McCarthy's hide to the wall at every ; slightest provocation now are giving him credit for really believing what he was doing was right. • * * Dictator! Desteit Free Press Faribault News: One of the most feared enimies of a dictator is a "free press." * * • That $72 Billion Fairmont Sentinel: $72 billion is almost twice as much as the U. S, spent for World War I. ' i ^IgtWB Upper Pf» JHoinea 111 E. CaU Street'-'Ph. CY 4-3535— Algona, Iowa as second class matter at the postoffioe at Algona, Iowa, under Act of Congress ot March 3, I, : Issued Thursdays/ in ,,1987 By THE UPPER DE8 MOIKES PUBLISHING CO. Jl. 8. WALLER, Managing Editor C, S, ERLANPER; Advertising Manager NAIIONAL EOITOIIAI Inc. _.. IS. N. V. Chicago i, PUP*. *$ comteUMitton. per year.—*5.00 lOc THE PARTliS CHANGE for 26 yeeri prior t6 1952 thi Democratic was held up to the public es thi party with a phildsephy ef spending, the Republican* were presumed te be the party of economy. Af bast they always campaigned an that theme. But in the post few years a strange turn' about has taken place. today we find the Republicans and Republican leadership expounding the virtues ef spending mare and mare, and we find fhe Democrat in Washington af the opinion that some government spending can be curtailed. > Foreign aid is a good example, where the Administration ii defending its theory that vast turns must be given away oversea! and the chief apposition te this view comes from the opposite party, and a few dissenting Republicans es well. The shift in position is one of the most in. teresting changes that has token place on the American political scene in the past four years, and for the Democratic "spenders" and the Republican "misers" to explain it will take some doing. * * * ' VETOES DIDN'T LOWER GOVERNOR'S PRESTIGE Grundy Register — Iowa's Governor Loveless didn't lower his prestige when the legislature overrode three of the bills the governor vetoed. One of the bills the governor vetoed would have granted tax exemption to transit companies. The transit companies that can't afford to carry their property tax responsibility like other businesses should get into some other business. The relief that was intended to exempt farmers from paying a sales tax on gasoline used on their farms was another tax exemption case in which the governor's stand was justified. Farmers have been receiving a refund for the gas tax they have been paying for the gasoline they use for farming operations. That refund is justified, as none of the gasoline for which the refund is granted is used in vehicles which use the highways. This sales tax refund that farmers have been paying to which few _if. a.ny objected -amounted to an ftvejrage Of not more than $5.00 per farm. Governor Loveless is oppo&od *o tax emptions, which was his reason for vetoing the two bills. On the other garnishment of labor bill, the Governor's veto met popular approval. ' None of these three bills were of major importance and the Legislature would not have taken up valuable time during its closing hours had they not wished to play politics by trying to discredit the Governor. * * * WHO'S GETTING DOUBLE-CROSSED? Eagle Grove Eagle — At the same time that Secretary Benson is traveling around the country building up the the iheory that farm programs cost the taxpayer too much and even our president prattles the same theme the following item appears in Business Week, a national publication devoted to factual reporting about business conditions; Here is the Business Week Item: Producers Will Unload On Uncle Sam A« Private Aluminum Markets Shrink Aluminum producers have asked the government to buy 200,000 tons of primary aluminum at the current market price of 25c per Ib.j to make up the difference between booming aluminum production and lagging demand. The producers are exercising so-called clauses in their government contracts, which require the government to buy up to certain percentages of plant output (up to 100% in some contracts), if the producer has no private market for his product. These clauses, which run out after 1958, reflect government incentive programs to encourage capacity boosts during the Korean War. Up until last fall, aluminum demand was outstripping supply, and all major producers announced ambitious expansion plans. However, the current dip in automobile and consumer hardgoods output has dropped demand under 1957 estimated supply by about the 200,000 ton figure. We are not too sharp on figures but if the answer that one of our expert friends on figures came up with is correct it is goring to cost the taxpayers $100,000,000 (one hundred million dollars) just to maintain a war time high price on aluminum. And aluminum is only one small manufacture! product among hundreds of others on which the government is maintaining a high market price. The Democratic congress killed the farm program for the middle west and apparently Benson concurs in this and is out how trying to sell the consuming public on the idea that there should not be a farm program. That they could buy their food cheaper if the price paid the farmer was not supported. * * ' * • Economy Hole — One item in the new budget would allocate $587,000 fpr relocating the, botanic garden greenhouses in Washington . , . another allocates $300,000 for the army to spend to finance Sunday morning recreation for civilian members of private rifle elubs. , • * * * ' • Now betH |fce 6nd Field Marshert Montgomery kpow Wny fliej e£nf*4ergfy pyt up such a fight; and ttpy'irt sMil willrncj to gtf to bat 92 years Igter* ' * * . * How would jrotj Uke to have the tax benefit! enjoyed by the great oil industry? A depletion allowance is grij|t04 for the pil industry which enables them to riia*ke a Hat deduction pf 27 Vjr percent of their profits before ia*i« sure computed. If that jfMJMftfy paid fatfi. on § proportionate with *hp rest of us, Vnjcig Sam's deficit STRICTIXBUSINESS pany permits a coffee break, Argyle—• not a Mnorgasbordl" By Ed Koterba * * « CRACKDOWN ON QUACKS. The postofficc department is get- ing set for a vast crackdown on mail order "medical quackery." Postmaster General Arthur Summerfield disclosed that innocent victims are paying more than 50 million dollars a year on fake pills, health treatments and other medical frauds solicited through the mails. THE SOUTH CONTROLS. — Some northern congressmen are informing their constituents that the southern legislators have a "serious hold" on the United States. ... Because the one-party south" keeps re-electing its Democratic lawmakers, ( the southern congressmen build up seniority. And thrbugh seniority they become chairmen of committees — when Democrats are in control on the i Hill as they are now. Some committee c ha i r m e n •wield almost dictatorial powers in many instances: -Records show that mdre than twd>trntds of out "senior" congressmen are from south of the border. Rep. Cecil Harden of Indiana puts it this way: "That's why cotton growers usually fare better under federal farm programs than the corn farmers of Indiana ..." SOIL BANK NOT DEAD. — When the House voted to cut out, 1958 Soil bank funds recently, a lot of folks took this to mean the soil bank was dea,d,.as of now. . Actually, this year's operation is very much alive. There is $600 million for short-terra acreage reserve programs and $250 million for long-range conservation reserve. NEW A-TEST 'TECHNIQUE. The newest twist in testing A- bombs is using balloons to keep the fireball away i'rom the ground. The balloons suspemd the A- bomb 500 to 2,000 feet in the air. The purpose is to cut down on the amount of vaporizjpd material from the ground that would be drawn into the atomfc cloud — thus, less radioactivity to be spread around the coujury. LATEST ON BURDICK. Now, Rep, Usher Burdick of 'North Dakota — in his campaign for more healthful food — comep out with en attack on white brejad, He points out that in processing wheat used in bread, f only the kernel of the grain is i?sed. Both the outer coat — with its high minerals and roughage •'-- and the germ of the grain — with its rich store of nutriments — are discarded. ' The poorest part of tfce berry, thus, goes into human oonsump- tion, the richest part injto cattle and hog feed. that one up and got it into law certainly earned a handsome foe from the oil firms. A FREE (?) MANSION, E. Davjes, aging former ajmbassa- dqr to Russia, has offeired his million dollar 2l-acrc e.state to the government as a home for vice presidents. i But the catch is: It wou'ld cost $150,000 a year for upkeep ! EVERYBODY FOR HWSELF — Members of Congress; have been crying about cutting down expenses,' but have quietly ^okayed an expenditure of TWQ HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS ib make themselves more comiorta* ble! This includes $64 million :for a new House building and $42 million for making 'the Capitol i look more "architecturally sound.* In addition, a new multi T mil- Uon Senate Office Buildirug if go|ng up, and Congress hasfalso purcnased two hotels for ! thV cotnfort of its members \>hile their own offices are remodeled. shoulders bent forward as if the weight of the world was on them. And probably it was. This was John Foster Dulles behind nine microphones. The words from hfs strangely curling lips seemed to come from the depth of a vast reservoir of accumulated, time - seasoned knowledge. But they were dour words,' uttered with . a sort of slow, halting automation. This Was his press conference in the comfortable, bright-blue carpeted, air-conditioned auditorium of the modernistic State Department building. Except for the slight pink of his cheeks and the bright maroon of his tie that fell loosely behind the top button of his double- breasted charcoal-grey suit, there was little show of life back of the mike-burdened stand. He appeared' silently from nowhere, it seemed, as we sat — 200 of us •. — in beige padded theater seats of the auditorium. And then, in a tone that is associated with the beckoning voice of an undertaker, came the: words, "Heady'for q'uestiohs ..." The barbed queries funnelled into this listless human Univac and then rolled back across the room as answers of no emotion. Yet, the answers would soon be making big, dramatic headlines across the world . . . "Mr Secretary, what about the test ship through the Suez?" "Your views, sir, on open skies bvpr Siberia? . . . "Disarmament in" 'Western Germany?" *And so it went. The only change from the dead-pannish expression was a faint smile—a tired, wry smile — at the mention of barring American newsmen m Red China. lit almost appeared to be a • sheepish smile . . . In your study of this man whose face is a household portrait, you 'reflect amazement at his healthy appearance. For, at 70, he has just recovered from a .serious cancer operation. But, yes, he is tired. Who wouldn't be, at any age, beating around the world on planes, trains and autos, constantly weighing words, thoughts, plans that could affect almost every individual in civilization. First, the muscles in his left eyelid dance in a twitch, then the right eye. He tastes of his words, unhurriedly. His lips smack silently in thought. He sniffs dryly, perhaps nervously, waiting for a thought to catch up with his words. His gaze is forward, blankly. But his thinking apparatus takes him instantaneously to a conference table in Bonn, or it could be Paris, or Geneva. Impersonal. Yes, like a calcu- ,lating machine. Yet, there is a certain humbleness about this rn,an that gives him an easy human quality. • -You leave the press conference feeling a bit more confident about 'John Foster Dulles, Secretary of SJiate, one of the most maligned men of the world. ed to the ground Sunday after being stfttek by lightning. All livestock was saved from the in* ferno, but fmictftSiH? ift olftir equipment was destroyed. The barn, as well as all other buildings ofi the farm, was only two years old. Muddy roads stewed flown the* Titoftka fife lefaft- ment, which answered the call. » * * Th« UbM d«fin*d a tdtHfhtfftfat as "one who raises hell when he hasn't a job and strikes when he gets one." , g , A head-da colluieft near Ventura Saturday morning sent three Algona girls to a Mason City hospital. Sarah •Neeling, driver of one of the cars, suffered a fractured wrist, fractured arm, broken jaw, cuts and bruises, while Helen McMahon received a broken arm and minor skull fracture and GeneVieve Altwegg minor injuries. The three, rural school teachers in this area, were on their way to Mason City at the time of the crash. Miss Neeling swerved to avoid hitting a truck which was pulling to a stop and collided with an auto from Illinois. None of the occupants of the other vehicle were injured in the mishap. Miss Altwegg had been released from the hospital, but the other two remained for further treatment. * * » A possible tragedy was averted in Algona Friday. It seems city employees, while making an inspection of a hew sewer outlet, investigated when they noticed the odor of gasoline south of the Algona Hotel. Hundreds of gallons of gasoline had seeped from a tank at the former Champlin station and went into an unused storm sewer. Immediate action was taken and the gasoline was drained off into the new sewer outlet without anytrouble. A dropped match or other burning item may have resulted in half a block blowing up if the smell of gas hadn't been discovered. * * * Fire at Burl destroyed the old portion of the school building Sunday night. Total damage due to the blaze was estimated from $20,000 to $25,000 and was covered by insurance. The new part of the building, which was fireproof, was unscathed. Lightning was thought to be the cause of the fire. The flames were discovered in the domestic science room. Firemen from all over the area, plus many volunteers battled the blaze. * •• . < ,. , Lolls Creek measured Algona, 8-4 Monday in a baseball game that was close until the final frame. A home run with two men on for the winners in the ninth put the game on ice. LeudtRe hurled the win for Lotts Creek. in the iMfter §1 thf fiffi«ft*s He* than Ruifa at Leptls Magfta. FREE? Congressmen have received a new edition o| "Infant Care", the most popular publication of the U. S. Goviern- meai You may get a copy free by writing to your congressman or senator. Simply address rii Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C. FROM THE FILES OF THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES *IUNE 3, 1937 Highway 222 between Livermore tjnd Bodo was just .about to get 'a brand-new paved ojfc; Culverts and bridges were Ih? agenda first, thon grading final preparations for the g Job. A crew of 20 men employed on the first por- of the contract and no date of pprnpletion had been announced, A total of 12 culverts and tiyo I-beam bridges, one east of JjjailP* the other west of Liver- jn»re, were to be installed as soon the ly French, With a few Italians aftd on« Russian. Add a cast composed of English, Scots, Welsh, Irish, Canadian and South AfrtciH actots. then, toss tti the local Libyarl employees fof Ifftgttistic tneastife and i-ouftded up a pi-tee etffi ticm of fractured dialects. lf» this conversational grab-bag, a simple request for a drink of water could get yoU anything from an umbtella to a pair of water-wings. The Tower of Babel never had it this good! Here, were gathered, enough trick dialects to revise vaudeville — and where do they go for a visit? They select an American-' Italian film unit that has picked up a hired-hand or two at every waystop on the International right-of-way. Many members of both units had worked together ifl the studios of Paris. * * * They met in a noisy bedlam of cheek-pecking, embracing, bowing, heel-clicking and hand-kissing. By comparison, the simple hand-shaking of the two American directors, Henry Hathaway and Nicholas Ray, must have exhibited all the chummy warmth and cordiality of two prizefighters observing the gloved handshake rule. Behind The Movie Sets WITH BUDDY MASON LETTERS TOili THE EDITOR Congressman Goad Replies It was with a great deal of astonishment that I learned that the kindly appearing gentleman from Colorado (Mr. Hill) had personally taken me to task in a speech by inserting a statement in the RECORD without first notifying me personally or by actually delivering the charges SR thi* attic* my eotleffue Stated thit I htvi not voted in the best {Merest* oi my farmers. Of coufse, any charge of this kind is simpWr playing tjolitics of confusion. But I say this ^- the gentleman ffotn Colorado is barking tip the wrong tree ift this obvious attempt to confuse the people of Iowa because the farmers of my district know the truth of my entire record ift Congress and they know that I have been for them all the way. For anyone from another State to do as has been done appears to be the work Of a political hatchet mail. I have been awake to the farm situation all my life because my father was "Hoovered" off a farm in 1932 and I well remember that terrible experience. The record shows that on March 13, 1957, I voted for, and not against, a bill offered by the gentleman from Nebraska (Mr Harrison), a Republican, which would have increased the commercial corn acreage from 37.3 million acres to 51 million acres and enable corn farmers to place acreages equal to 15 percent of their allotment in the soil bank. However, the C o o 1 e y bill, which was the committee bill, could have helped more because it would have expanded the soil bank to take feed grain acres out of production which c.ompete With corn. Everybody seems to admit that feed grains are causing the serious trouble corn is in but because of the possibility of a Presidential veto, those of the Republican side of the aisle opposed the Cooley bill which would have reduced feed grain production. Now the corn farmer is in serious trouble because grain sorghum has been increased 5 million acres this year, and corn acreage is decreased 4 million acres. I simply wanted to face the problem and work put a solution and not run and hide under the skirts of a Presidential veto. I still seek to solve the problem. Yours Sincerely, Mcrwin Coad Congressman, Iowa District 6th BUILD with BUTLER buildings Modern itarat. Good-looking Butler bulldlngt com. bine w»ll with othtr mot«r!gli —cut building coitt. Own the BEST of steel buildings at no price premium I Particular corporations—large and imnll —select Butler building!. Why? Pre-*nglneering provides th» design-detail, itrerigth end penna- . nance that mean more value. Yet '.-Bfctlfir.buildings cost no morel BUTIER Call or See Us Today I WILL CONSTRUCTION CO. Howard (Bud) 805 So. 15th Representative ' Fort Dodge, Iowa JOHN FOSTER QUU*£ft. The . The bun On the B«nni« Retaken farm north of -Titonka burn- Hollywood, Calif. — If you're ever taking a stroll in the Libyan Desert, watch out for the Ghiblis! Frankly, we wouldn't have known whether to shoot a Ghibli on sight, put a camel saddle on it or season the thing before tucking a napkin under the chin. That is, until Al Horwits of Columbia Pictures took pity on our ignorance. * * * According to Al, a full-grown. Grade "A" Ghibli must -be a sort of composite Kansas "twister," full-scale typhoon and desert hurricane that has no respect for movie budgets or production schedules. A few arid zephers, of varying oven temperatures, collide with each other then combine and concentrate forces. Like a small snowball wandering down a mountainside, the Ghibli picks up speed. It also picks up smaller Ghiblis and increasing momentum, to say nothing of standing camels and erect equipment in its direct path. « • • Objects that suddenly join this Libyan airlift in an unscheduled flight are limited only by weight and the length of time the Ghibli h.as been ghibling. On a fast track, making its own straightaway, an hour's headway should give it enough pickup to vacuum the desert of everything smaller than a pyramid that is left above sand surface. In fact, rumor has it that the pyramids were SQUARE until erosion from a few off-course Ghiblis gave 'em a few sandblasting pointers. « * • Fartunatejy. Transcontinental Cinemascope's "Bitter Victory" unit, making a film >•• Columbia release, only encountered these desert blasts before they had gained full momentum. Al! hands would dig in and watch tents, lighting equipment and unanchored props disappear into the stratosphere. Later, they'd emerge, count noses—and camels —then resume snooting with what equipment remained. » * * Of course, the time arrived when not enough gear was left to shoot an insert of a footprint in the sand. Faced with a prod- uctiqn lull while awaiting the arrival of new paraphernalia, the "Bitter Victory' company with its stars, Richard Burton, Aus^ tria's Kurt Jergeps and France's Raymond PeUegrin, decided to go visiting. Another motion picture uKit Was shooting "The Legend of the kogt" same hundred miles to the north. This film, starring John Wayne, Rossano Brazzi and Sophia Loren. was'safely working." •?'• . ' ../,>•„•<: , .- .vs.--..-/ •'•.. " ;.: i '(>. .: * v ATTENTION POULTRY In spite of the reported increase in Chick Sales and Orders this spring, we are able to offer you a contract FOR NOT LESS THAN 50c per dozen the year around. We Have Averaged Over 60c Per Doz. Over The Past Two Years. FLOCKOWNERS REPORT OVER $3 PER HEN PROFIT PER YEAR If Interested, Call or Write Us IOWA BROILER EGOS BURT, IOWA PHONE 167 (9tf) LAW OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED ALL DAY ON SATURDAYS during June, July and August i KOSSUTH COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION (21-22)

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