Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on November 27, 1970 · Page 5
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Feels He's More Deserving Than Hoover— Son Bitter Over Absence of Iowa Memorial to Henry A. Wallace By Julie Hughes (llrnkr Vnlversllj- •Journalism Student) (Dislrlhntpd by Iowa Daily Press Association) DES MOINES — The son of a famous lowan can't understand why there's no memorial to his father in the state, yet Herbert Hoover, 31st president of the United States who was born at West Branch, Iowa, is honored. "It seems crazy ifchat lowans would honor Hoover, who was an enemy of the farmer, instead of my father, who was a friend of the f a r m e r," said Henry B. Wallace, son of the late Henry J A. Wallace, 33rd vice-president' of the United States and unsuccessful third party candidate for president. "My grandfather (Henry C.) served in President Harding's cabinet wiibh Hoover and he had no trust and confidence in Hoove r," said the grandson, who Is president of Hy-Line Poultry Farms with headquar- ters in Des Moiries. A Hoover Library and restoration of his birthplace in West Branch, plus the naming of schools in memory of him, are among the ways lowans remember the only native son to reach the presidency thus far. "I'm sure there is some minor interest in memorials to my father, but I don't know of any at present," Wallace said during a recent interview. A building on tihe Simpson College campus in Indianola is named after Henry A. Wallace; and in 1967 the Farmers Grain Dealers Association in Des Moines adopted a resolution to contribute to a memorial for Wallace if an effort in this direction were undertaken, but no action has yet been taken. Henry A. was born in 1888 in Adair C o u n t y and graduated from Iowa State College in 1910. After editing Wallace's Farmer and Iowa Homestead, he was appointed agriculture secretary in 1933 by Hoover's suecesor, President Franklin Roosevelt, who picked Wallace as his running mate in 1940. After serving one term as vice-president, Wallace was passed over for renomination and became commerce secretary in 1945. He left President Truman's cabinet in 1946 and be- came editor of a liberal weekly, The New Republic. He resigned in 1947 to become Progressive Party candidate for tlhe presidency, campaigning for closer cooperation with Russia, reduction of armaments, and opposing universal military training. He later broke with the party and died in Danbury, Conn., on Nov. 18, 1965. His son says, "I have never had any interest in politics. My father never mentioned it to me. "I was never part of the Washington scene. I was a senior in high school when my parents moved to Washington in 1933, so I stayed here. The rest Times Herald, Carroll, la. Friday, Nov. 27, 1970 of my family never moved back to the Midwest." Henry B. said both his father and grandfather were not "politicians," adding: "They were humanitarians interested in agricultural welfare and the. welfare of the people. "My father was not interested in politics, but he couldn't help his involvement. His presidential candidacy in 1948 was unfortunate, but he couldn't back out." Wallace and his wife live on a 3Va-acre site in West Des Moines in a home they built in 1964. Two and one-half acres are devoted to flower gardening. "Hundreds of people come to visit our g a r d e n s each summer," he said. "In fact, someone called police recently to ask the location of Wallace Park." The Wallaces set out 1,500 annuals each year and have 300 varieties of dahlias and 75 varieties of roses. "My exposure to my father'* backyard corn breeding had an effect on me," said the bushy- eyebrowed Wallace. "I b e g a n raising vegetables, but they weren't interesting or challenging, so I shifted to flowers." Wallace was instrumental in starting a dahlia society in Iowa and was elected president of the group. Another of his pastimes is collecting foreign stamps on envelopes. "My grandfather sent me a stamp book when I was about nine years old, and I have been collecting stamps ever since." Wallace's stamps and envelopes, from about 130 countries decorate the walls of his downtown Des Moines office. He also has a file cabinet full of stamps. As president of Hy-Line, Wallace directs the research, production, marketing and internal operations of the company. Hy-Line, a division of Pioneer Corn which was founded by Henry A. Wallace, is the largest chicken breeding company and the target hybrid company in the world, said the son, pointing out that the chickens are sold in 75 countries and Mat 115 million poulets were sold last year alone. "All the breeding is done in Polk and Dallas Counties, but the test crosses are done all over the world," he said. Wallace added, "My staff does most of the traveling. I do as little as I can get away with since I don't like to travel . . . I don't do ainy traveling between March and November because of my gardening." At Mission The Rev. Omer Kelley, Franciscan Capuchin father of St. Francis Friary, Milwaukee, will preach at a parish mission to start at St. Ann's Catholic Church, Vail, Saturday, Nov. 28. The mission will run until Sunday, Dec. 6, with special mission masses scheduled each morning and evening. Fr. Cooper, Vail pastor, said the public is invited and "I am encouraging our people to make this an ecumenical revival of the Christian people of the areas." The mass schedule follows: Nov. 28, 7:30, Monday, Nov. 30 through Saturday, Dec. 5, 7:30, mission devotions, Sunday, Nov. 29, 7:30 p.m. Mrs. Nurse Wins 'Bucks' Consolation The second award in the Carroll Chamber of Commerce Christmas Bonus Bucks promotion was presented Wednesday. The winner was Mrs. Maury Nurse of Carroll, who registered at Jung's Bakery. Mrs. Nurse, who failed to identify herself in the 2-minute period, will get a $25 consolation prize and the $150 balance will be added to next week's prize, making it worth $250. 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