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(la.) Upper Det Molrtoi Tuetday, Augutf H 19S4 GIFTS O. K. BUT PARITY; NO! Two weeks ago this newspaper carried an editorial on the subject ctf'administrative moves in Washington which have been virtual gifts to certain small groups, notably the Tidelanrf Oil area in 1953, and the present efforts to turn over the- results of goveftimetrtai atomic research to private* interests. '.-.,-.,,..':' . ' It is gratifying & find that another newspaper, the Grundy Register, is also wondering in the same veto, and they wonder why the Republican administration finds it so easy to give away natural resources to privileged groups, and so hard to understand the basic precepts of a parity support program for agriculture. The Grundy Register has the following to- the-point comments: "Many Iowa ;VOters" for, a long time' have wondered just What!state: Senator Bourke Hickenlooper represents^, fit: is true that Iowa elects him to the United States^ Senate, but any similarity to representing Iowa in thei senior chamber ends there. Hickfeftlooper, with astonishing regularity, has consistently Voted against the farmer and the people of Iowa. "He was one of the leaders in the Tidelands Oil "give ayray," and has gone on record repeatedly as favoring turning over atomic energy to private industry. Let we forget, the people of the United States haye a $21,000,000,000 invest- mentin ; atomic power. It was the government, and that means you and I that spent the money to crack the atom and build the huge atomic power plants. Until now that new source of energy has been used only for war, but the time is at hand when that tremendous potential will be made available for peace time use. In the case of the Tidelands Oil, which Hickenlooper supported heart and soul, the few states that bene- fitted immediately turned over the leases to private companies and those same companies are reaping the financial harvest. "The Tidelands Oil grab was only peanuts to the Atomic Energy give-away. Every man, woman and child in the United States has an average, expenditure of $135 towards developing the power of the -atom. To give this to a few private companies is equivalent to the head of a family of four giving them a check for $540. That is just what Senator Hickenlooper and his big business cohorts intend to do. "So what does .Mr. Hickenlooper do on the farm parity price support bill? You gyessed it. He is a firm supporter of the flexible price support, which translated in plain English-means that the farmer is going to get less for^his^farm produce. The economic wellbeing of IOwa*<gSJi}nds entirely on the economic well-being of the farmer. Supporters of the flexible price support, which also includes the Farm Bureau, insist that the law of supply and demand will take care of the surplus without any government regulation of crop acres. "The statement is completely ridiculous. The farmer, getting much less for his crop because of a big surplus and no price support, will frantically try to produce more from his land and that will create an even bigger surplus, with a corresponding decrease in return. Make no mistake about it, if this bill is passed the next Congress w;ill chop 1 even more off the farmer's income," ; j 111 E. Call Street—Phone 1100—Algona, Iowa Entered as second class matter at the postofflce at Algona. Iowa, under Act of Congress of March 3, 187U. Issued Tuesdays in 1954 By THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. • R. B. WALLER, Managing Editor C. S. ERLANDER, Advertising Manager NATIONAL EITORIAL MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE Weekly Newspaper Representatives, Inc. 920 Broadway, New York 10, N. Y. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO. One Year, In advance $3.00 Both Algona papers, in combination, per year 15 00 Single Copies 10c SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year In advance $4.01 Both Algona papers in combination, one year itf.uu No subscription less than 6 months. ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per inch 63c OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ' DANGER IN TARIFF HIKES Britt News-Tribune ~ This country's relations with Switzerland were not aided by the recent increase in tariff rates on watches imported from that country. The Swiss do hot like lit and it may set a pattern of what's to come with other countries. . The tariff increase is not going to decrease the number of watches imported from that country, but it will increase the price that you and I will have to pay for a watch. We are the ones that are going to feel the full effect of the protective tariff. The reaction of the JsWiss should serve as a danger signal and the administration may find it advisable to, tread lightly when it comes to changing tariff rates on other items .despite the pressure from U. S. manufacturers. U. S. initiative and efficiency and low tariffs are .the best tools with which to fight foreign competition. . ,'• *-.,*'»•* ^ ; i ' TOO' MUCH TINKERING v i Milwaukee Journal — Senator Hennings CD- Mo.) had reason to warn his colleagues the other day that they were getting "amendment happy." In our whole national history we have amended the Constitution on only 11 occasions, but -now plans to tinker with it are deluging Congress. The isolation-tinged effort to limit the treaty power, with some version of the Bricker amendment, barely failed in the Senate this year and undoubtedly will be renewed in 1955. .1 : The Senate has just approved an amendment that would arbitrarily fix the Supreme Court at its present size. President Eisenhower's suggested amendment, turned down by the Senate, would have bestowed the voting privilege in all states at 18. The Senate last year approved an "equal rights for women" amendment/ 1 A Senate subcommittee has just favored an amendment to let the President veto parts of an appropriation bill. Concern about internal Communist conspiracy has led to a proposal to expand the meaning of "treason" so as to include "adherence" to the Communist Party or collaboration to "weaken" the Government. The H-bomb has inspired a proposal to let Governors fill vacancies in the House of Representatives temporarily by appointment, in case a third or more of the Members should be wiped out at once. This is by no means the whole list. A paradox marks this current campaign; against the Constitution ,as it stands. "Conservatives" have long .made the loudest show of reverence, for that majestic document, sometimes demanding all but worship of it as a model of perfection. Yet it is now "conservatives" who would stick ' all sorts of patches on it, using it politically, as in the Supreme Court freeze, or radically changing its basic concepts, as in the treaty clauses. And it is the "liberals" who find themselves on such issues the conservers of constitutional purity. The true test of a constitutional amendment should not be its conservative or liberal appeal. It should be whether its subject matter belongs in a constitution, whether it is in harmony with the aims and ideals of our Constitution, and whether its need is clear. * * » FIGHT AGAINST COMMUNISM Indianola Tribune — It is the purpose of Communists to destroy our democratic way of life. The Communists want government by fear, force and fraud to triumph over government by consent of the governed. There are other groups in our country that would like to do .away with our democratic procedures, but the Communists comprise the only group that is backed by a great military organization. This makes them especially dangerous. Many Americans recognize the dangers of Communism, but they are divided on the question of what to do about it. There isn't any one thing that will defeat Communism. The problem of Communism must be attacked from many fronts. Education can be an important weapon in the fight against Communism. It is even important to study the methods used by Communists because this will help us to deal with them more effectively. James B. Conant put it this way: "We study cancer in order to learn how to defeat it." * * * Both the democrats and the republicans are together on two proposals. Both parties in their platforms asked for about three times as much state aid for our schools as we are getting now, and both parties also want our road program ex| panded and neither of the parties want takes I raised. The 04 dollar question is, how are we | going to get the money to pay for the improvements that both parties have promised? Sometimes It's A Little Confusing Nations Business Called "Uneasy By Reserve Bank Business is in a period of "uneasy stability" according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Although the economy began to level off last spring, strong recovery forces have not yet gained an upper hand. For th* most part of the business picture has been and still is a complex mixture of up and down pressures. -~..,_ In its monthly review, "Business Conditions," the bank points out that total employment is 1.1 million lower than a year ago and has shown little tendency to pick up more than seasonally. Manufacturing production workers have been among the hardest hit. Their ranks were thinned 11 per cent in the past year, with jobs in ordnance, machinery, transportation equipment, and primary metals off 15 per cent or more. Currently, : industrial production is down about 10 per cent from mid-1953. Durable goods— especially important in 'the Midwest—have accounted for most of the industrial slide-off, dropping one-sixth from last year's peak. / . Yet despite these sizable cutbacks in * industrial activity, effects of the downturn on other areas of business have been quite limited.. Consumer spending, the bank : says, has-been ^srell maintained, and retail sales, have increased considerably "'after sagging in the 'fall and winter. What's more, total business outlays for new plants and equip- i ment have held close to last year's record pace. Behind these "plus" factors which . have helped keep the downturn in check, the bank points out, have been three major develpoments: (1) tax reduction at the turn of the year, (2) recent vigorous monetary policy, and (3) continued business confidence. Largely as a result of reduced taxes, personal income remained stable in spite of an 8 billion dollar drop in wage and salary receipts. The elimination of the excess profits tax, too, prevented corporate net profits from falling sharply in the first quarter even though pre-tax earnings declined 20 per cent. Prompt and vigorous monetary action aimed at easing the availability and cost pi loanable funds also helped limit the effects of the downturn. Ample supplies of short-term money prompted lenders to seek additional business and may have; reduced financial pressure to liquidate inventories. More-over, lower interest rates stimulated state and local borrowing while easier credit terms for mortgage loans provided a major prop to riome building. But perhaps the most important supporting factor of all, the bank says, has been continued business and consumer confidence regarding the future. In part, this attitude was prompted by the easier tax and monetary policies. It also arose out of the belief that the recession would bo short anc 1 that the long-term outlook for the nation is promising. excutives.' Any man who has spent years betting his life on his own good judgment does not make careless decisions. He is accustomed to analyzing EVERY factor relating to a problem. Such a man is not in the habit of jumping to conclusions or lightly dismissing possible adverse circumstances that might affect his plans. » * * This week, it is our pleasure to inform you of the fact that A. Edward Sutherland, -who started as a stunt man and Keystone KOP in 1915, has been signed as Vice-President of Gross-Krasne, Inc. He'll become executive producer on both the "Big Town" and "O'Henry Television Playhouse" series. ' / When Eddie Sutherland parted company with his "pad-bag", he became *a leading man on stage and screen. After time out 'for World War I, when he flew as a pilot for RFC, Sutherland made his bow as a director. Since then, he -has directed or produced more thari 6() feature oictures'includiHg thf ftfe Jiftg \CrTR% filnfca Jttiftv bw &OeatuVeS >pt W.-j CI Fields anct 'Pat Q'Btientand ('Diamond JiftV', starring:, Ed'WatdVAWipld and Jean Atthuh* 4 * »',-'-' - *; -* » '; ; Leaving Hehy "wtfsd< 61 rtfe". to join CBS ih Mew York, ;he mastered the teehniques of television. Orlgirtat6f afld produce*|of*the "Martin 1 Kane" series, he.dite'cted more theft 100 of these. telefllh«, as well as .suprevisihg-"Crime, Syndicated". ' -, 4 Since 1952, A. Edward; Sutherland has-served as dhtector'6f /production 'in the radio land TV department of McCanri-Erickson, working directly under 5A1- Stfal* pone. Vice-President irt . charge of all network radio and television. '' ' / It's been • a long time since Eddie backed his. judgment- with his LIFE, but we'll wlagfsiSthat he still makes decisions as. carefully as though he ;were gambling his neck on the results I • • « If Rod Cameron has always seemed to fit the role he plays liked the proverbial "glove", perhaps it's because, at some time, he's lived the character in real life! • Few men have given a fast whirl to as many assorted jobs. Rod's been a truck driver, cashier, diver 'for^ coral,. .ballroom decorator, for a > florist—and, during a brief lean spell, he washed a few dishes. His fathe.r wanted him to be an engineer. His mother hoped he'd enter the ministry. Instead, the youngster tried almost everything else—from being a hotel clerk to surveying for Westchester County. » * * Finally, however, he became an engineer—the hard way—by starting as a "ground-hog" in tunnels. For five years Rod Cameron worked underground at night. Coming to California, he sprayed orange groves. and built dams for the Los Angeles Flood Control District. After thirty- three types of work, he donned makeup in 1939. His first picture was "The Old Maid" with Bette Davis and Miriam Hopkins. Now, after more than twenty- five films, he has a two-picture per year contract that allows him to televise "The City Detective", series and work at other studios. Perhaps the lovable roughneck has settled for an acting career— but don't make any LARGE bets on it! The Portland Progress Club is to meet Thursday, Aug. 26 at the Center Community - S.choolhouse. The program will be in charge of the Portland Princess 4-H Club girls. Hostesses will be Mesdames Lpretta Waltman, Ella Meyer, Lillian Heerdt and Hazel Larson. MOM Trie FILE'S OF Tttfi ALGONA UPPER »fiS MOlNES AUGUST 23, 1934 * . * . * Two red-hot Jaee.diivers we*e signed by the fair'Vard to ap- >ear at the Kossuth Bounty Fair, Jept. 7. Gus Schrader and Sig Haugdahl/Jjoth dirt track champions and fighting It: out. fot the 1934 bunting, were set to,come to Algona. Haugdahl will be remembered as'a, cigar-smoking speed demon, while Schrader, Cedar Rapids, went on to become the all-time great driver on the dirt, ovals. Time was- drawing near for the big Algona Grey-Oldtimer baseball game. ^Leonard Nelson, manager, of the oldsters, was hot sure .he made the .right move when he challenged the locals, especially when ,he took\ a closer look at his roster of players. He did have several men who had played baseball, including a couple that had minor 'league experience, but three or four had never done more than play cat^h in the back yard. Anyway, the game was ,to be played Sunday, August 26, and chances are* that rain wasj hoped for by Leonard. Algona's' big merchandise auction was set, and the list of goods, to be sold was a long and impressive ' one. Everything from ladies slippers to cocktail shakers had been offered by local merchants, and Lou Matern and C. O. Riddle were to be the auctioneers. Special aubtipn money had been issued, and it was available to all-who wished to do some bia- uing at no charge. The auction had been a huge success the year before. •.»,.»• * Football was all set lo move into the picture and practices at both the high school and St. Cecelia's had been , set for Sept. 3. Eleven Jettermen furnished the nucleus for Coach Mocp Mercer's high school outfit, which would face a very rugged schedule. Five lettermen were back for another go at the academy. Coach Art Nordstrom's team had an eight game schedule, which would open Sept. 30 when Charles City would invade Algona for a contest with St. Cecelia-'s. . ' * * * John Daughan, son of Mr and Mrs Bill Daughan, Algona, crack- ed avbofi& in. his leg while ln^ g high dive'at the s p66l. t . Johft; landed on S&iffiWetUh tM Water, crack the bdrtfc lust, afaave the k« Mis -sister; Metef^ who was takl nurse's', if aihirtg at ..Mason Gil wasf daTi'hTfof her brother She was on Vacation. ti Fall Festival, sponsored 1 St. , Cecelia.'S ' ChflfcH, -was Kt August 15' afld 16, at the f&] groUrids, and was a huge sUcei Climax of the event was a drii ing for orieds, and Mrs Leo M ler, Plum Creek; Genevte Arndorfer, Joe Lowe and Jatft Esser, Algona; 'and Mrs Jawi Re'ding, St. Joe, won the awaft I CLOSED The hospital at Sigourney been, closed,, after 33 years I service td that Community. Litt Lynn Sterrett will have the hori of being the last baby born the hospital, July 30. She v the 97th since the institutl opened. REMINGTO MIRACLE TAB — seis and clears tab stops (r the keyboard SIMPLIFIED RIBBON CHANGER —the easy way to change ribt FINGERJPEED KEYS —for greater typing ease Bring in your T/M\AVI :,old typewriter, Til DAY' for appraisal- ; ' **•*»» ' « Upper Des Maine Pub. Co. ^OFFICE SUPPLY DEPT. Phone T10Q Alga + FIRST AID + In case of accident or sickness, tlie telephone's your best bet to get help fast. Jf you're on a party line when someone else is in trouble—release the line quickly to let their urgent calls through. Other tips for good party- line service: space out your phone calls, replace the receiver carefully, hang up quickly and quietly when you find the line in use. Remember, party- line courtesy is catching. Northwestern Bell Telephone Company. Back- Begins at- Laundry & Pry Cleaners . . . Here's Two Reasons Why! Behind The Movie Sets WITH BUDDY MASON We're always happy to bring you news of filmland executives who are ex-stunt men. As you know, we have more than a passing interest in these success stories. The popular conception of a film stunt man pictures a reckless youngster who takes wild risks for movie thrill sequences. Nothing could he farther from the truth. These lads are hard-headed busines.sm.cfn. Far from being luojhardy, "Professional Athletes" best describes them? They take calculated risks that are minimized by their skill and knowledge. # » * It's no sutpris* lo insiders when stunt men terminate their thrill carew» to becuiuu directors, producers and production Sta Nu ' * P R'O C fe S S" CLOTHES FEEL AND LOOK LIKE NEAV >Y HE N DRY CLEANED BY THE 'STA-NU PROCESS! ) NOW! ALL LAUNDRY IS WASHED WITH GENTLE LUX FLAKES — IT'S NEW! Be Sure to Avoid the Rush! Yes, mothers, now is the time to get the children's wardrobes ready for school, And the place to do thai is the ALGONA LAUNDRY & DRY CLEANERS. For it's here only that you get the two exclu»ives—STA-NU dry cleaning which put* those vital textile oils back into the fabric —and how LUX FLAKES for your laundry. Every piece of laundry brought here in washed in gentle Lux Flakes, to give them that cleaner, whiter look. But don't,wait any longer. Let \i» put your children's clothes in sparkling cqndition for the school days this fall. Algona Laundry & Dry Cleaners ' '- . ^^P^ , . ^K _ • ^jf • •••.•_ PHONE 267 "ACROSS EAST FROM COURTHOUSE SQUARE' ALGONA

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