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2-Algona (la.) Uppftf Dei Mdlneft Thursday, August 4, COLORADO ftVER fiOONDOGOtE In our'area-we may hot pay much attention to the proposed Upper Colorado river project. •But if it should be.successful and a cash outlay of about two billion dollars provided for the start of the project as is asked, With an ultimate 15 billion expenditure, a whale new land area'might be broughf intb production. , Whether or not--we need this increase in agricultural land is a point of argument. In a 1 day of agricultural surplus, the Upper Colorado river' project would bring into production land that would cost the equivalent of from $900 to $1700 an acre, and inferior land at that. Taxes would of % course foot the bill, * * * WE USED IT FIRST Norlhwood Anchor — There's been quite at row going within the Veterans of Foreign Wars. VFW members, for half a century, have been calling each other '"Comrade." But the VFW is a militantly anti-Communist organiEation, and since "Comrade" has become a popular form of address among Communists, some VFW members think they should quit using the word. We'd hate to see the VFW quit using their form of address just because the Communists have adopted it. After all, the VFW started using it first. If anything, they should use it all the more A COMPARISON OF FARM pfcOORAM COSTS Editor's note: The author of this article is representative from Minnesota's • 6th congressional district, and| !a I dirt . '; ! * ' - farmer. At 'a member of the Committee on, Appropriations, he asked for .arid'tecal^d '!" ' the fallowing information from the £)e- partment of Agriculture, recently, ind ; ; published this in a letter, thai circulates ' in his congressional district. * * * • • By Rep. Fred Marshall Sometimes figures speak for themselves, so I asked the Department of Agriculture' for the official 'figures on net losses from the price support program since its beginning, ir^ 1933, .up through the past two years of Republican man-, agement of the program. •. • • Tjiey showed just the opposite of what Secretary Ezra Benson' and the President have been saying about the costs of the program. .They show that net losses under the price support program during the 20 years of Democratic Administrations amounted to a little more than $1 billion, while losses during the first two years of the Eisenhower Administration will amount to well over $1.4 billion. Losses during the Republican year of 1954, alon, will amount to more than half of the .total The Travelers Safely Service game to give UnspaWHgly of the only commodity they have ffe sell taleiits :and "kridwHow" & need arises." : * •. * * * ; Makeup men receive an? number of requests for their highly specialized services. Aside from helping at the regular behe: fits, they txrtnJemi,'f6t 'jionie taK eht affairs''given to raise maney for societies, clubs arid local churches.' ', •.••'•••' * *..',*•.• Sam and Claire Kaufman frequently work 911 a full day changing the features of movie-lot stars. Then ( they'll check, out only, ,-to check drt * again- ajt some • tiny -'-<-—• that is having" trouble and the church raising ushers funds, turned .Deacons actors for "Exciting little chase, wasn't it?" -and start another campaign against -the Com- ]osses for 20 p emoC ratic. years, ,and" losses this ml mists fnr swinmu thf» VF*W tprm! _ . .._ _,i" •_ i,__ . > i _ _i . i_ ' . . * i_ * _ . munists for swiping the VFW term! "Comrade" is & good American word. It means more than "buddy" or "chum" or "friend" or any. of its synonyms — for included is the feeling of sharing fortunes in danger and adversity. We- aren't at all in favor of letting the Communists steal a single American word — especially such a good word as this one! ; ' • * * * PRICES DOWN — PRODUCTION UP Grundy Center Register — Secretary Benson a year -ago in April reduced support, prices of. daiiy products 15%. His reason for lowering ;the price was to reduce production of dairy products so that the accumulated surplus would be reduced. The Secretary guesseol wrong. Instead of production of dairy products coming down. with lower prices, production went up. Milk production the past year was at an all-time high. , Farmers try to maintain . a -normal income from the different farm income producing sources. If the price of any of these sources goes down, more of them must be produced to keep, income, up. The years when prices of farm«r>ro^ucts : wer^ at an all time low, farmers had to pro4M8»t»ore '.•to make a living. •««w»r n "»-..., The Secretary's experiment in trying to low-,, cr production by reducing the price should have even convinced him by now that his method is wrong. Practical farmers told him that at the outset. He should admit he has followed the wrong course, and try another way-to get controlled production. * * * Almost every political issue has two sides. The people cannot- make intelligent decisions about issues and problems when only one side is presented. year are officially, estimated to be even, larger. Here are'cost figures which President Eisenhower's Secretary of Agriculture supplied me officially, co.vering the 20 Democratic years ending June 30, 1953, and for the first two Republican years ending June 30, 1954, and June 30, 1955 (the 1955 figures are official estimates}:" "_ ^', The Vbasic" commodities (corn, oo'tfon, wheat, peanuts, rice and tobacco): ' \ 5 ', ; ' 20 years $ 20,720:931 ; 1954 ... —.-. 177,385,988 , 1955 - — '225,578,209 Dairy Products (dried milk, fluid milk, cheese and butter): • - 20;years - $136,524,896 1954 —_ _ 130,713,531 1955 : '''"" ; '- Feed grains,(barley, oats, and Tvei:; i ; . 20 years 1954 '_.1955 '„ — ,LJ- 36,27i5;000 | Total price support programs: •».!'* ^ 20;i?em; years ,—$1,049,99^,726 " . I 2. r GOP^yeqrs.;_.. -—$4-1 ''" i ^'~" m Upper PCS 111 E. Call Street— Phone 1100— Algona, Iowa Entered as second class matter at the postofflce °' ° f Con « reu °' THE UPPER" DES U MOINES n pUB > LIS B HING CO. „ H.B- WALLER, Managing Editor C, S. EKLANDER, Advertising Manager NAJLLPNAL -u-iifi MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE Weekly Newspaper Representatives Jnc 920 Broadway, New York 10, N. Y. SUBSCRIPTION RA'TES IN KOSSUTH co One Year, in advance ......... """" SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH Onu Year in advance , . ., n . Bulh Algonq papers in comtinaUo"n,""o"ne"yVar Id 00 No subscription less tiian 6 months. — * ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per inch g3c OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER that'the Democratic farm pro'gram $&% excessively' costly, but they also show serious evidence of bad management by the present Administration. For instance, costs have been run'up by shelving the farmer-elected committees .\fhich. formerly 'did so much of the field work on these programs, but which have been replaced by new" Federal employees. Several other changes by the 'Administration have increased the cost of storage involved in the price support program, Hera is the Department's official estimate of the average cost of storing a bushel of grain in one of its facilities for each of the past four years. ' . ' . 1951 6.6c p.er bushel '-, 1952 1 5.7c per b'ushel 1953. — e.Oc.ner bushel 1954 ll.Sc per'bushel •; The contrast between the Democratic and Republican record is bad news for the taxpayers those days. ' , FARM PRICES DOWN — OTHER PRICES UP Humboldt Independent -»-. Our economy is going to be badly out of balance soon if farm prices are not raised or the prices of other commodities lowered. ' Farm prices are not good and we want to suggest to the powers that control pur economy that agriculture is the one basic foundation of our national prosperity. If farm income falls off the national economy will be out of balance and many dire things can happen. The automobile industry is having a banner year, and at prices that are the highest they have been in the history of the industry. Other industries have continual price raises. Labor is getting its highest wage in the history of the nation. Yet farm prices are not good. Of course, the fanners ^could cut their, production and thus cause a shortage of foodstuffs, but for many years the government has been urging more and more production. Grain storage bins are full all over the nation, yet the production has been raised and raised. If fanners should cut their production they •:ould force a scarcity and thus make prices go up, but farmers are reluctant to cut production when the government urges more. We are not wise enough to know what the result will be but we do knoyv that farm prices must stay in line with other commodities or evil results will follow. ~u « :''L? r O>V •• tne largest independent steel ^Rep^jcrin-ftharg^^mpany; Howard ;«op5Qn, h<*od BABY BANTER By BROWN'S DAIRY I Jhink I'd like those wide open spaces 1 Certainly wouldn't be tailing upstairs all the time anyhow! the tpble pr oyt in the ppen spaces - You'll turn a frown into a SMILE witH CARNATION milk. Moral: Stay Poor WASHINGTON ->- A Story making the rounds on Capitol Hill the final day of the session Convinces you that the legislators' concern over health runs mighty deep. Unquestionably, this has been one of the heaviest terms in the history of the United States Congress. A for-instarice is th&t 8,500 pieces of legislation '> were ihlrc(- duced since the first.of the year. Anyway, the story has a inoral on health 'and it goes like this: In 1923, the world's most successful financiers met for F.'n important meeting at the Edgewater Beach Hotel in Chicago. They included these eight. Charles Schwab, president •. of the largest independent the' largest gas crripa'hy; Art-: hur Cutjen, world's greatest wheat speculator; Richard Whitney; president of the'New York Stock; Exchange; Albert Fall, member. of the President's cabinet; Jesse Livermore, greatest "bear" irl Wall Street; Ivai' Kreuger, head of the greatest monopoly; and Leon Fraser, president of the Bank of International Settlement. Twenty-five years later, what had happened to these men? ', : .Schwab died a bankrupt, Hop r son went insane, . Cutten died abroad penniless, Whitney w.is recently release^ from Sing Sing. Fall was pardoned from prison so he could die at home, and Livermore died a suicide as die! Kreuger and Fraser. All this comes from official records. The moral is: It's one thing tp know how to'make lots of money and put up a big front, but i'.'s another thing to know how tp live with it.... * Probably the touchiest problem a politician faces is job patronage. Members of Congress take pride in boasting that their office help on the Hill is homes^ate t:il- ent One of Texas' two senators picked a Georgia belle for his receptionist. To quell ;my repercussions from the Texas constituents, the girls decided to help h,er boss out by "udoptin;;" thq Lone Star state. "What's the most inconspicuous town in the state that 1 could claim as my hometown?" :-hi; asked her fellow workers. They decided on Muleshoe, Tex., a :•• immunity of 2,500 souls. The other day a constituent dropped by. "What part of Texas you from?" he asked.. At the sound of Muleshoe, the visitor whooped, "Why, that's where I'm from!" A long look, then. "1 don't remember you." . Somehow, the girl squeaked by with a few little white lies like, "1 left there when I was a baby." Last I saw her she had "moved" back to Georgia—and to blazes with homestate patronage * * * If you'd como up to Rep. Don Hayworth of Michigan and call him "buggy" he'd smile knowingly. The other day when he opened his mail, out popped a jivejy flock of black beetles. A woman up in Morjtrose, Mich., had sent along a package of them to find out from her congressman wthat tlje insects were and how to get rid of them around the house. And some people suy congrusjj- mt'ii are overpaid! RECOVERING Jim Spalding, Guthrie Center, youth, is recovering in the hospital .there after^jeing found in a state of shock, while working with a detasseling crew. The shock was the result of a reaction to scratches from corn plants, and exposure to the Jailer. Such a reaction is quite rare. / Behind The Movie Sets WITH BUDDY MASON Actors ar not alone in devoting much of their spare time to playing benefits. Stage hands, and production men in all branches of the Hollywood entertainment field, give many hours of off-duty time to worthy charities and civic projects. For every benefit show, telethon and public service film, an army of men work backstage and behind the cameras. It is traditional for folks in the theatrical moment,'will'take the place of stars, but they'll get every bit as good a job as the . top flight 'names." For a tired rhakeupman, these church plays are always an ordeal. Modern stories are seldom presented. "The Last Supper," "The Birth Of Christ", arid Bibli- can tales head the list of production titles. AND—nearly all the male characters wear beards! : » * • Now. one or two well-tailored beards are a difficult chore for the best of makeup experts. Put ;welve disciples and a few other assorted whisker-bedecked actors nto the same cast and the beard department takes a beating; Well- constructed, makeup beards and wigs cost a goodly sum, are fragile and not often used in amateur shows. Thus, Sam and Claire Kau_fman .improvise. They struggle with mountainous pik-i of Yak-hair and "falls'that match and lengthen the real hair of embryo actors. To rnakeup wizards like the Kaufmans, there's a challenge in working under pressure and in' adverse circumstances. At curtain time, they stand in the wings checking their work as carefully as if they were working with celebreties on; a multi-million-dollar, epic. * * * Not ' all the demands made' upon the off-hours of greasepaint magicians come from benefit sponsors. A short time ago, Ernie -Park, a member of the Hal Roach Studio makeup staff, was asked to report to the.; Holly wood Police Station. ' •• It seems that an unidentified "psycho" was prowling about the dark streets at remote ends of late bus runs. He'd pounce upon elderly ladies, steal their purses, then beat them into unconscious,ness. * * - * When Park arrived at the precinct station,, a score of burly officers were manfully fighting a losing battle with, a heap of feminine' toggery. .They'd been assigned to ride the late busser made up as old women. Their orders were to get off at the lar.t stops of. various bus lines and wander down the. darkest, sstrefj.ts. Ernie Park was to make them up as old ladies. Said Park, bulging muscles • lammed .into such matronly clothingPv Then he added, fBelieve < me, ^Soddy, not a single] ot)e of ttyose 'nuskleji Would ever be mistaken-Idp Whistler's mother — arid from their reci-faced discomfiture I gathered that it Was hardly necessary to tell :them to w^k the'darkest streets!" ..' ';' • . ',, ' ',, • • i k •»••••<?••'.'•• i 'the tuse probably wdfked fb* Park was never called Mck. to iiepeaf his makeup'.chore,'Somewhere, on a dimly. li'{ backstrefeit, th£ prowler must -have..p'ounced upon a "helpless little old lady" that night. That's, one way of learning that 'people who kick land-mines should wear cotton in their • ears! Perhaps a badly scarred ; and thoroughly puzzled prowler sits disconsolately on his penitentiary bunk and ponders such matters. That is, when he's not desperately trying to recall what happened; after .that ,"feeble" old lady wrapped r him around a lamp post! '.:'"':' : FROM THE FILES OF THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES JULY 30,1935 » » • ' SATURDAY 'WAS HOT! 97 HERE—was trie headline over the weather story of the week. There was only one day during the entire week when the high daytime temperature was under 90, and that day'? it dropped all the way to 83. Night-time temperatures offered little in the Way of relief, with 70s the general rule THEY- DIDN'T HAVE TWO 98<! IN A ROW DURING THE PERIOD, HOWEVER. * * * The Algona Softball League folded—suddenly, due to a lack of funds. It seems when the lights were first installed, the electricity was furnished free of charge to the league because the games drew big crowds and furnished a lot of entertainment for The 1935 season Crowds dwindled all onlookers, was different, to a trickle, teams folded, a couple of teams far outclassed the rest, and league funds were all spent, so there seemed no answer but to close down. Some of the local teams were going to host out of town outfits in the'future with a- small admission charge at the gate to defray expenses. The 1935 league wasn't the only one that folded for lack of money. • - . • * * * The big Legion celebration at Burt was a success. A large ,throng was in .attendance to.^n-' joy the concessions, rides, -two ballgames, the Little German retMs from the event proved a success, hot only'to.the '""'"'W also, to picfc. Corked their ' tift' through. '. .'the' jcfrowd; - Several pocke^pickihgs w(er6 reported. An aged old genllerryari' by the name:,of; A. J,iSiffith (that's the one,/he 1 ;Uie4)'. tffom .ffllefcfcfobt, ......,, ,.,«• ••"-'trademark In Al, •gona.' The old fellow ipul^ed into "town, his car rsn; quit 6f gas', and-he' had s rfd 'money, (Outside of thes* rriihbr i'detallSi- every, thing was just peachy) Ariyway, Mr--Smith,'old have a fine collect-* ion o'f .valUabfe pld^coins. and bills and confederate money.';, He told Various persons of his valued collection, -and' finally sold them to a local ftari for $22. He headed for, Idaho, and. Was just over the Horizon when ,far-flung reports of him began reaching Algona. From 'Garner and New Hampton came stories telling of a Mr Smith who had sold valuable coin and money" collections and gone on .his way, iiocal persons were wondering if he hud the largest collection of rare money in the world, or just v/hat the real deal Was. But he was gone, although he left behind IDS collection of rare coins and old bills — and EVEN SOME CONFEDERATE MONBY. At least one of his collections. » » • Glen Jenkinson reported the loss of three sheep, arid it wa^ surmised the vicious attack had been made by savage wild dogs in /the area. Whether dogs or some other wild animals, the sheep were run into a creek and slaughtered. Glen found them Wednesday, * * * •Nels Neilsen, an old friend of Alex Neilsen of. Algona, came to Algona for a visit from his home at Daytona Beach, Fla. Monday he stated he was heading back to Florida. His reason—"It's cooler, 1 ; he explained. * *. * Three men, all unknown, narrowly escaped death when then- auto ran into the end of a bridge near West Bend and toppled into a .creek. They scampered out of the car and sat on top of it until rescued by, a passersby. Luckily, none of the men were knocked unconscious by the crash. * * * Another accident, also involving persons jjnknown in .this area, both cars were, damaged but none of the occupants injured. One, a sedan, while passing another machine, collided with it near the Chester Bailey farm north of Algona. * » » Wade Sullivan was confirmef by the United Slates Senate, following presidential nomination, as Algona's new postmaster. He had been serving as acting postmaster since the sudden death of Jimmy McDonald, and-has been a permanent fixture in the local office since approval. later, "I've never seen, so many Band and a dance. Financial IF IT'S NEWS — WE -WANT II GET THE BIGGEST CAR First bathtub in the" U. 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Pou't wait any longer—sec us today j BEST BUY NEW; BETTER TRAPE-IN,.T@S! GET PLYMOUTH vmj "AwiW, MPJJ C?f" by tawm (pf»«i9n»i »..«»>», to 9 f

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