The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 30, 1957 · Page 31
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 31

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, May 30, 1957
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RACE AGAINST TIME Time li becdrnthg a vital element In offer**' of the Elsenhower aaminliifatlon to leave the' farm situation In better Shape than It found It in 1953, .,, ^ Certainly, what the Administration does between now end the elections of 1960 may have , a lot to do with Republican chances of holding onto the White House that year. , Moving Into Its fifth year In office, the Administration Is faced with three hard factsi 1. Farm prices are 13 percent below the level prevailing when Elsenhower took office. 2. Farm surpluses are nearly three times as large as they Were at that time. 3. The government has spent more on agriculture during the first four years of the Administration than in the preceding 20 years. -, As these facts clearly indicate, the Administration has a big job getting agriculture Just : back to where It was, four.years .ago. .-1'.-*, ',< Secretary Benson seems to realize this, in his own peculiar way, and says that the |ritlre, 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 1 fn r ' ! the face of broad crop"production' control 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 hebvily 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 party wins the White House in 1960. * * * THE PARTIES CHANGE for 20 year* pHor te 1952 the Democratic , party wets held up to the public at the party with a philosophy of spending, The Republican* were presumed to be the party of economy. At least they always campaigned on that theme. But In the past tew years a strange turn* about has taken place. Today we find the Republicans and Repub llcan leadership expounding the virtues of spending more and more, and we flrtd the Democrat In Washington of the opinion that some government spending can be'curtailed, 'Foreign aid Is a good example, where the Administration Is defending Its theory that vast sums must be given away overseas and the chief opposition to this- view comes from the opposite party, and a few dissenting Republicans as well. ... / , The shift ih position Is one of the most in foresting changes .thqf has taken place on th American political scene ih the past four years and for the Democratic "spenders" and the Re publican "misers" to'explain it will take some doing. * * * VETOES DIDN'T LOWER GOVERNOR'S PRESTIGE STRlCf^eUSI'NESS nigs on the f&jrnit wfis 6AIy two <JOffip6SBd of *j*«a»* w **i T 3tf~ u «*7' ti yews old. MUddy foads slowed Welsh, Irish, Canadian and Scrttth ,£ dewn thfc Titdnka fire depart- African asters. TheMoflS in the fi] went, whieh answered the call, l»eai Libyan employees for gead .| c . • « » • linguistic measufe and you've d jg tr i d t know the" truth of my fhe UDM defined a 68n«nunlsi founded up a prize eoMlomera* entire record in Congress and afi "One who'fais"es hell when he tien of fractured dialects. 'In t nfe y know that I'have been for hasn't a job and strikes when he this conversational grab-bag, a them all the way. For anyone gets one." '•• .---., simple request for a drink Of f rom another State to do as has * •*•••-«.. water could get you anything been done appears to be the work from an umbrella to a pair, of;* of a political hatchet man. water'Wings. The ; Tower Of ., I have been awake to the farm tlefflafi from ColdradO IS barking wrong tree in'this obvious r t ta confuse the peeple of Because the farmers of my A headmen collision near Vert« tura Saturday morning sent three Aleona eirk'tft a Masoft^Citv hos- Babel nevef'had'it'this goo'dl 'gituatibn all my life because my tured wrist, fractured arm, bro- --and where .do they SPJor a,terrible ex P eri eflce. ken jaw, cuts and bruises, while Visit? They se ect &n American- Th »•-.^ffl, f$*tedfcg. and Helen McMahon received a brok- Italian film unit that has picked •*f^J$ tI °°V voted for, and en arm and minor skull fracture up « ^red-hand or Jv£« fiW l°ntfeSSrom ffilskf (M? and Genevieve Altwegg minor in- waystop on the international g rr j son ) , a Republican, which juries. The three, rural school right-of-way. . M *^OTfSf n ? -would have increased the corn- teachers in this area, were on both units had worked together their way to Mason City at the in the studios of Paris, time of the cras-h. Miss Neeling mercial corn acreage from 37.3 million acres to 61 million acres and enable corn .farmers, to place swerved to avoid hitting a truck They met in a noisy bedlam of acreages equal to 15 percent of which .was putting to a stop and' cheek-pecking, embracing, bow* their allotm collided with an auto from Illi- ing, heel-clicking and hand-kiss- However, nois. None of the occupants of ing. By comparison, the simple which was the other vehicle* -were injured' hand-shaking of the two Amerin the mishrap. Miss- Altwegg , lean directors, Henry Hathaway had been released from the hos- and Nicholas Ray, must have ex- their allotment in the soil bank, the C o o 1 e y bill, the committee bill, could have helped more because it Would have expanded' the soil bank to take feed grain acres out .company permits a coffee break, Argyle not a smorgasbordl" pital, but the other two remained hibited all the chummy warmth of production which compete for further treatment. .* * . , * 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 Mother 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 OVERLOOKING GOOD FRIENDS? , |... ,Our State Department ?aHaV>j?ther. govern- meht agencies spends a "lot of time —"and ti jo} of the taxpayers money — running all over me world in an effort to make friends. We dole out funds for just about evtry 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 real friendship that exists with Canada and Mexicoi 1 "'"""^ 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 first 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 Us ! 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. • * * Dictators DestesJ 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. 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 any objected. -amounted to an ^.er.age of -npt 'more than $5.00 per farm. Governor fcoVele'ss is opposed $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 portance and the Legislature would not have taken up valuable time during its closing hours had they not wished to play politics by trying to ~ By Ed Koterba and cordiality of fighters observing, A possible tragedy was averted handshake jrule. > in Algona Friday. It seems city employees, while making an inspection of a new 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 wfcs drained off into the new sewer outlet without any "trouble. A Congressman Coad Replies two prize- with corn. Everybody seems to theNgldVed 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 seri- oUs 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 , It-was with a great deal of —- — shoulders bent forward as if the dropped match or other burning as tohishment that I learned that skirts, of a Presidential veto. I CRACKDOWN • • weight of the world was on them, item may have resulted in half tne --kindly appearing gentleman still seek to solve the problem, r ON QUACKS. And'Probably it was. This was a block blowing up if the smell f ro m Colorado (Mr. Hill) had per- Y ,. qin . prp1v , epartment is get- John Foster Dulles behind nine of gas hadn't been discovered. sonally taken me to task in a xours omcereiy, The postoffice department „__ ng set for a vast crackdown on microphones. mail order "medical quackery." - The words from h ' ts stran gely Fire at Hurt destroyed the old ? m °S^ *the ' -' _ &ummerfield disclosed that mno- . t .*. ake pills, ^ ° her " dlcal frauds the depth of a Vast reservoir of Sunday night. Total damage due ,n=,.e „ ,, QQ accumulated, time - seasoned to the blaze was estimated from trMtmpnfc n nrf kn °wledge. But they were dour $20,000 to $25,000 and was cover- treatments and words Uttered with a sort of £ d b y insurance. The new part solicited slow, halting automation. of . ^ building, which was fire^ This was his press conference proofi was unsc athed. Lightning was thought to be the cause of the fire. The flames were discovered in the domestic science room. Firemen from all over the sonally speech by inserting a statement Merwin Coad in the. RECORD, without first scho'ol building notifying me personally or, by . ' ' • Congressman, actually delivering the charges Iowa District 6th hrough the mails. —°— in the comfortable, bright-blue THE SOUTH. CONTROLS. — carpeted, air-conditioned. auditor- >ome northern congressmen are ium of the modernistic State De- tiforming their constituents that partment building, he southern legislators have a Except for the slight pink of serious hold" on the United his cheeks and the bright maroon 'tgtejL., . ..,'._ . . of his tie that fell loosely behind Because the "one-party South" the top' button 'of-his -double- eeps re-electirtg its Democratic breasted charcoal-grey suit, there awmakers, the southern con- was little show of life back of regsmen build up seniority. And the mike-burdened stand. BUILD with BUTLER buildings Letts Creek measured Algona, 8-4 Monday in a baseball game that was close until the final discredit the Governor. * * Upp er WHO'S GETTING DOUBLE-CROSSED? Eagle Grove Eagle — At the same time that Secretary Benson is traveling around the country building up the the theory 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 As Private Aluminum Markets Shrink Aluminum producers have asked the government to buy 200,000 tons of primary alumi- V num at the current market price of 25c per lb., 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. Ill E Call StrPPt Ph rv A «o« A, r We are not to ° sharp on fie 1 "" 6 * but if the luj!.. idU Mreet-Ph. CY 4-3535-Algona, Iowa answer that one of our expert friends on figures " ' ' he postotfice came U P wi *h is correct it is going to cost the tax- Congress or payers $100,000,000 (one hundred million dollars) Just to maintain a war time high price on aluminum. And aluminum is only one small manufac- CO. turel 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 now 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 Note — One item in the new budget would allocate $587,000 for 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 clubs. * * * Now both Ike and Field Mqrshpl Montgomery know why Ing Confederacy put up such a fight; and they're still willing to go to bat 92 years later. * * * How wpuld you like to have the tax benefits enjoyed by the great oil industry? A depletion jillowanee is granted for the oil industry which enables them to make a flat deduction of 27V? percent of their profits before taxes are computed, It that industry paid taxes on a proportionate hdsis with the rest of us, Uncle Sam's deficit cuuld be considerably reduced. Whoever thought that one up and got it into law certainly earned n handsome ft-c from the oil firms •n-ough seniority they become He appeared silently from'no- frame. A home run with two tiairmen of committees — when* where, it seemed, as we sat — 200 " " ' ' " Democrats are • in control on the of us — in beige padded theater i Hill as they are nqw. . • - . seats 'of the auditorium. And _ " , I « • w ».*•»» , w*. bi*<_ uui4*bWJ. ALA1* J> XIX A Li JLJCLJ.UI'A.C H\ faome committee chair me n then,, in a tone that is associated Lotts Creek. ,OIH a i™ct H!M«t™ Q i powers with the beckoning voice of an men on for the winners in the ninth put the game on ice. Leudtke hurled the win for Modim itons. Oood-loblctnB Buller bulldlngi corn- bin* wtll with olhtr mol.rlali-cut building coili. Own the BEST of steel buildings at no price premium! Particular corporations—large and small—select Butler buildings. Why? Pre-engineering provides the design-detail, strength and perma- ? e ^'i JP eaa H""™ value. Yet cost-no morel BUTLER Call or See Us Toe/ay/ almost dictatorial in many instances.'; ;:..Records show that more than tWO^hiras' ?6'f our. '"senior" congressmen are from' south of the border. , ; Rep. Cecil Harden of Indiana puts it this way: undertaker,, came the words, "Ready-fbr questions : . . " ' The' bdrbed queries funnelled into" this • listless human Univac and'then rolled back across the room 'ds answers of no emotion. Yet, the answers would soon be tirrtt A t i •—vj ».*w v«*iu ii i-i hi »» W144V* OVJUll VC "That's why cotton growers making big, dramatic headlines usually fare better tinder federal ac^ss the world . farm programs than the corn farmers of Indiana..( . . " SOIL BANK NOT] DEAD. — _..„. ... „„ When the House voted to cut in Western Germany?" "Mr Secretary, what about the test ship -through the Suez?" "Your views, sir, on open skies I'VBP Siberia? . . . "Disarmament Behind The Movie Sets WITH BUDDY MASON 80S WILL CONSTRUCTION CO. : , Howard (Bud) W§$t^Sa|gs Representative >So; 15th ! .- -^Pho'ne^lSaiST^ Fort'Dodge; Iowa- out 1958 soil bank fu;tads recently, i lot of folks took this to mean :he soil bank was deaid as of now. And so it Hollywood, Calif. — If you're ever taking a stroll in the Libyan Actually, this yeajfs operation tired, wry smile — at the mention in serve programs and $250 million 'or long-range conservation reserve. NEW A-TEST TECHNIQUE. The newest twist investing A went. The only change from the dead-pannish expression was a faint smile—a 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 the amount of vaporized materfai weighing words," thoughts""plans m ? vl ' e , budgets or production from the ground that .would be that could affect almost every schedules, drawn into the atomic cloud -- individual in civilization. left It 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 jombs is using balloons to keep 70, he has just recovered from a the fireball away from the ;round. The balloons suspend the A- bomb 500 to 2,000 feet in the air. around the The purpose is to cut down on trains and serious cancer operation. But, yes, he is tired, wouldn't be, at any world on plans autos, constantly hus, less radioactivity to ipread around the couniry. be A few arid zephers, of varying oven temperatures, collide with each other then combine and concentrate forces. Like Entered £3 second class matter at thi at Algona, Iowa, under Act at March 3, 1879. THE c. NAT IQ NAL EDITORIAL lAsTpclurfoN MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF _^ CIRCULATIONS NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE Weekly Newspaper Representatives, Inc. 464 Fifth Ave., New York 18, N. Y 333 N. Michigan, Chicago 1, Hi. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO. One Year, In advance —$3.00 Both Algona papers, in combination, per year $5.00 Single Copies 10 C SUBSCRIPTION HATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year, in advance ,. ._... fj.oo Both Algona paper* in combination, one >ear *S.OO No subscription less than 6 months. ApVEfmSING RATES Display Advertising, per web, „., : 63c OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER to catch up with his eyelid dance in a twitch, then the , „ , . —v— right eye. He tastes of his words, a small snowball wandering LATEST ON BURDICK. Now, unhurriedly. His lips smack si- down a mountainside, the Ghibli Rep, Usher Burdick of Worth Da- lently in thought. He sniffs dryly, picks up speed. It also picks up kota — in his campaign Jor more perhaps nervously, waiting for a " healthful food — comes out with thought an attack on white brea^. words. a He points out that in processing His gaze is forward, blankly, ment in its direct path, wheat used in broad, okily the But his thinking apparatus takes kernel of the grain is uspd. Both him instantaneously to a confer- the outer coat — with »ts high ence table in Bonn, or it could minerals and roughage —and tne be Paris, or Geneva, germ of the grain — with its rich Impersonal. Yes, like a calcu- store of nutriments — are dis- lating machine. Yet, there is a smaller Ghiblis and increasing momentum, to say nothing of standing camels and erect equip- carded - of certain humbleness about this hu- Objects that suddenly join this Libyan airlift in an unscheduled flight are limited only by weight and the length of time the Ghibli has been ghibling. On a fast ATTENTION OULT 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 BURT, IOWA PHONE 167 (9tf) thus, goes into human coneump- man quality, tion, the richest part into cattle : You leave the press conference and hog feed. feeling a bit more confident about "John Foster Dulles, Secretary of give it enough pickup to vacuum the desert of everything smaller than a pyramid that is left above A FREE (?) MANSION. Joseph State, one of the most maligned sand surface. In fact, rumor has E. Davies, aging former ambassa- men of the world. '* th °* tha r>,,* om ,*. ,.,«,« dor to Russia," has offered his million dollar 21-acre estate to the government as a home for vice presidents. But the catch is: It would cost $150,000 a year for upkeep! EVERYBODY°TOR HIMSELF — Members of Congress have been crying abouf, cutting down expenses, but havp quietly okayed an expenditure of TWO HUNDRED MILLION ' DOLLARS to •zi m IN TH£ j %^^mte! make themselves,more comforta- , FROM THE FILES O F THE ble! This includes $164 million for a new House building and $42 million for making -the Capitol look more "architectuirally sound." In addition, a; new multi-million Senate Office Building is going up, and Congress has also purcnased twoi hotels for the comfort of its 1 members while ALGONA UPPER DES KOINES JUNE 3, 1337 Highway 222 between Livermore and Bode was just about •ready to get-a brand-new paved Jopk. Culverts and bridges were to shoot an insert of a footprint oh the agenda first, then grading in the sand. Faced with a prod- J final preparations for the uction lull while awaiting the ar it that the pyramids were SQUARE until erosion from a few off-course Ghiblis gave 'em a few sandblasting pointers. • * • Fortunately. Transcontinental Cinemascopes "Bitter Victory" unit, making a film !(•*• Columbia release, only encountered these desert - blasts before they had gained full momentum. All hands would dig in and watch tents, lighting equipment and unanchored props disappear into the stratosphere, t^ater, they'd- emerge, count noses—and camels ---then resume shooting with what equipment remained. » * « Of course, Jhe time, arrived not enough gear was left LAW OFFICES WILL BE their own offices are remodeled P 9V ' n 8 J° b - A crew of 20 me n rival of new paraphernalia, the — _o — \vas employed on the first por- "Bitter Victory" company with WHAT'S FREE!? Congressmen ^ ons of tn ? contract and. no date its stars, Richard Burton, Aijs- have received a new edition of of completion had been announc- tria's Kurt Jergens and France's "Infant Care", the most popular ed - A total of 12 culverts and Raytnon4 PeUegrin, decided to, publication of the U. S. Govern- 'WP I-beam bridges, one east of go visiting. ment. You may get a copy free by the other we§t of Liver-: Another motion picture writing to your congressman or more, were to be installed as soon was shooting "The Legend of the ' " ...... senator. Simply , address him; Ji possible , Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C. The barn on the Bennie Bean- Lost" some hundred miles to thg north. This film, starring John Wayne, Rossano Brazzi and So- JOHN FOSTER DULLES. The ken farm north of Titonka burn- phia Loren, was safely working CLOSED ALL DAY ON SATURDAYS during June, July and August KOSSUTH COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION (21-22)

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