The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 4, 1955 · Page 40
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, August 4, 1955
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^-Algeria (lo.) Uppfif Pe< Thursday, August 4, 195$ COLORADO RIVER BOONDOGGLE In our area we 'may, not 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 whole new land area might be brought into production. Whether or, not we need this increase in agricultural land is a point of argument. In a- 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 Northwood Anchor — There's been quite a 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 militanlly anti-Communist organization, 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 —and start another campaign against 'the Communists for swiping the VFW term! "Comrade" is a 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 Cenier Register — Secretary Benson a year ago in April reduced support prices-'of dairy 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 guessed 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 products were at an all time low, farmers had to prc to make a Irving. The Secretary's experiment in trying to lower 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 follovyed 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. . . . Upper 111 E. Call Street—Phone 1100—Algona, Iowa Entered as second class matter at the postoffice at Algona, Iowa, under Act ol Congress of March 3. 18TJ. | Issued Thursdays in 1955 By THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO, R. B. WALLER, Managing Editor C. S. £RLANDER, Advertising Manager NATIONAL 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, ip advance .. $3.00 Both Algona papers, in combination, per year ... $5.00 Single Copies r 10c SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year in advance $4 01 Both Algona papers in combination, one. year _. |<i.OO No subscription less than 6 month*. ADVERTISING Display Advertising, per inch .. RATES 83c OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER Misguided Missiles . by Clion Day A COMPARISON Of FARM PROGRAM COSTS Editor's note: The author of Ihis article is representative from Minnesota's 6th congressional district, and a dirt farmer. As a member of the Committee on Appropriations, he asked for and received the following information from the De- parimen^ of Agriculture, recently, and published this in a letter that 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, in 1933, up through the past two years of Republican management of the program'. They 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 losses for 20 Democratic years, and losses this year are officially estimated to be even larger. Here are cost figures which President Eisenhower's Secretary of Agriculture supplied me officially, covering 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 arc official estimates): The "basic" commodities (corn, cotton, wheat, peanuts, rice and tobacco): 20 years '- $ 20,720.931. 1954 ; 177,385,988 1955 ... 225,578,209 Dairy Products (driqd milk, fluid milk, cheese and butter): , 20 years - $136,524,896 1954 130,713,531 1955 342,549,370 Feed grains'(barley, oats, and rye):' • ' .20 years .'$11,600,481 1954 :J 6,302,088 1955 , r -'- 36,275,000 Total price' support programs: 20 Dem. years, __..:$1,049,994,726 s 2 GOP years 1 ^.1,448,405,610 These cjearlv.-.disprove the ^Republican charge, that the Democratic farm program was excessively costly, but they also show serious evid'ence of bad management by^-the present Administration. For instance, costs have been run up by shelving the farmer-elected committees which 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 su'pport program. -Here is the Department's official estimate of the average cost of storing a bushel of grain in pne of _ its facilities for each of the past four years. 1951 . '6.6c per bushel 1952 • 5.7c pe'r bushel 1953 6,0c per bushel 1954 '1.3c per bushel . The contrast between the Democratic' and Re ; publican record ' is bud news for the taxpayers ' these days.' The Travelers Safely Service "Exciting little chase, wasn't it?" 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 tr suggest to the powers that control our economy that agriculture is the one basic foundation o our national prosperity. If farm income falls of the national economy will be out of balance and many dire things can happen. The automobile industry is having a.bunncu year, and at prices that arc the highest they have been in the history of the industry. Other indus tries have continual price raises. Labor is getting its highest wage in the history of the nation. Ye farm prices are not good. Of course, the farmers could cut their pro duction and thus cause a shortage of foodstuffs, but for many years the government ;h'a's"been urging more and more production. Grain storage bins are full all over the nation, yef the production has been raised and raised. If farmers should cut their production they vould force a scarcity and thus make prices go mi, but fanners are reluctant to cut production when the government urges more. We arc not wise enough t« know what the result will be but we do know that farm prices must slay in line with other commodities or evil results will follow. • Moral: Slay Poor WASHINGTON — A Story naking the rounds on Capitol Hill he final day of the session convinces you that the legislators' oncern over health runs mighty leep. Unquestionably, this hnj been ne of the heaviest terms in the istory of the United States Confess. A for-inshince is thot 8,300 pieces of legislation were mtro- luced since the first of the year. Anyway, the story has a moral n health and it goes like tins: •In 1923, the world's mo;", sue- essful financiers met for r.n i'ri- Kirtant meeting at the Edgewaler Beach Hotel in Chicago. They included these eight. Charles Schwab, president of the largest independent ,stef!l ,y;unpany; Howard Irfopson, rieitd of the largest gas cm'pany: Art'- ;ur Cutten, world's greatest wheat speculator; Richard .Whitney, iresitlent of the New York Stock Sjc'chtinge; Albert Fall, member f^.lhe President's cabinet; Jesse Livennore, greatest "bear" in Wall Street; Ivar Kreuger, head, >f 'the greatest monopoly; and Leon Fraser, president of the Bank of International Settlement. Twenty-five -years later, what had happened to these menV Schwab died a bankrupt, Hopson went insane, Cutten died abroad penniless, Whitney w;;;- recently released from Sing Sing, Fall was pardoned from prison so he could die at home, and Livermore died a suicide as •clic! Kreuger and Fraser. All this comes from official records. The moral is: It's one thing to know how to make lots of mon_e%. and put up a big front, but i'.'s another thing to know how to live with it... 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 game to give unsparingly of the only commixlily they have to sell —their talents and "know-how" —when a need arises. * « * Makeup men receive any number of requests for the.i: highly specialized services. Aside from helping at the regular benefits, they turn out for home talent affairs given to raise mflney for societies, clubs and local churches. * * * Sam and Claire Kaufman frequently work on a full day changing the features of movie-lot star,-:,. Then they'll check out only So check ;in again at some tiny church that is having trouble raising funds. Deacons and ushers turned actors for the moment, will take the place of slats, but they'll get every bit. as good a job as the. top flight "names." ' For a tired makcupman, these church plays are always an ordeal. Modern stories are seldom presented. "The Last Supper," -The Birth Of Christ", and Bibli- can tale.s head the list of production titles. AND—nearly all Ihe male characters wear beards! * * * How one or' two well-tailored beards are a difficult chore for the best of makeup experts.. Put twelve disciples and a few other assorted whisker-bedecked actors into the same caot and the beard department takes a beating: Vv'eil- conslructed, makeup beards and wigs cost ii goodly stun, are fragile and not often used in amateur .shows. Thus, Sam and Claire Kaufman improvise. They struggle with mountainous pik:• of Yak-hair and "falls that mate]-, and lengthen the real hair of embryo actors. To makeup wizard* like the Kaufmans, there's a (,-haf- lenge 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 worklnj.. with celebreties on a multi-million-dollar epic. * * * Not all the demands made upon the off-hours of !>rca>epaint magicians come from benefit sponsors. A short time ago. Ernie. Park, a member of the Hal Roach Studio makeup staff, was asked lo report to the HI illy wood PO!K" Station. It seems that an unidentified "psycho" was prowling about the dark streets at remote ends •.-; l<ite bus runs. He'd pounce uj.'.n elderly ladies, thwr purse.-, then beat them into unconsciousness. * * * When Park arrived at the precinct station, a score of burly officers wove manfully fighting a losing battle with a heap of feminine, toggery. They'd been assigned to ride the late busses made up as old women. Their orders were to get off at the last stops of various bus line.-, and wander down the darkest streets. Ernie Park was to make them up as old ladies. Said Park, later, "I've never seen so many bulging muscles jammed into such matronly clothing!"- Then he added, "Believe me, Buddy, not a single one of those huskies would ever be mistaken for Whistler's mother — and from their reel-faced discomfiture I gathered that it was hardly necessary to toll them to walk the darkest streets!" + « * The ruse probably worked for Park was novel- called back to repeat his makeup chore. Somewhere, on a dimly lit backstreet, the prowler must have pounced 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 an his penitentiary bunk and pondei = such matters. That is, when he's not desperately trying to recall what happened after that "feeble" oid lady wrapped him around a lamp post! 20 YEARS AGO "Upptfi IN THK FROM THE FILES OF THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES JULY 30, 1935 * * * SATURDAY WAS HOT! 97 HERF —was the headline over the weather story of the week. There was (inly one day during the entire week when the high- day- lime temperature was under 90, and that day it dropped all the way to 83. Night-time temperatures offered little in the way i;f relief, with 70s the general rule TilKY DIDN'T HAVE TWO 9;!> IN A ROW DURING THE PEH IOD, HOWEVER. » » • The Algona Softball League folded—.suddenly, due to a lack of fund.-;. It seems when thi lights were fiist installed, the elL-etricity was furnished free oi charge to the league because thr qanu's drew big crowds and furnished a lot of entertainment !'<•: all onlookers. The 1935 was diflereni. Of.vds d\\UK<l<'d to ,1 t'.iekit'. teams 1 i pie of teams fur out rest, and league fu; spent, so there but to chisv- (liiwn. local teams were out nf town outfit;, with a .-small Hdm at the u.iU. to defray The liiS.'i leauue wa.-n't OHM t'-'idt.'d fur niunc-.v. returns from Hie event proved it was a success, not only to the Burt "Legion but also to pickpockets who worked their way through the crowd. Several pocket-pickings were reported. * * * An aged old gentleman by the name of A. J. Smith (that's the one he used) from Blackfoot, Idaho, left his 'trademark in Algona. The old fellow pulled into, town, his car ran out of gas, and hf had no money. (Outside of these minor details, everything was just peachy) Anyway, Mr Smith did have a fine collection of valuable old coins and bills and confederate money. He told various persons of his valued collection, and finally sold them to a local man foV $22. He head- od for Idaho, and was just crver the horizon when far-flung reports of him began reaching Algona. From Garner and New Hampton caVic stories telling of a Mr Smith who had sold valuable coin and money col loci ions and £one on his way. Local persons wore wondering if ho had the largest collection of r^re money in the world, or just v.-hat the real deal was. But he was gone, although he left behind Ins collection "f rare coins and old bills -- and EVEN SOME CONFEDERATE MONEY. At least one of his collections. « « « Glen Jenkinson reported the loss of three sheep, and it was surmised the vicious attack had been made by savage wild doss in the area. Whether dogr, or some other wild animals, the sheep were run into a creek and lnti.uhtf red. Wednesday. Glen found them Ncls Neilscn. an old friend of Alex Neilsen of Alcona. came to Algonn for a visit from his home at Daytona Beach, F!a. . Monday he stated lie was heading bark In Florida. Uis reason — "It's cooler," In- explained. * * * Three men, all unknown, narrowly escaped death when their auto ran mt;> the etui "f a bridge. n<\-r West Bend and toppled into a creek. They scampered out nf the car and sat on top of it until rescued by a passersby. Luckily, none of the nvn weru knocked unconscious by the crash. Another accident, nlso unkm.-wii an- were the » involv- in this. big Legion a He celebration The Burt Was a .-access. A large throng was in attendance to en-,( joy the concessions, rides, two ballgames, the Little German Band and a dan.-e. Financial Wade Sullivan was confirme; v ti.e Umlsd Stales Se::.iti;. f,V.- '•.vinil p:iv-identi;il nuiiisria!!',':!, - Al^ou.i'.s :if\v p ".-linage; d Vi'-i.-n ^eivinu ns acini;: ;is!er ,-invt the ••iKid'-n rh-;i McDonald, and ha* ant'nl fixture in the approval. IF ITS NEWS — WE WANT II BABY BANTER By BROWN'S DAIRY I think I'd like those wide open spaces ! Certainly wouldn't be falling upstairs all Ihe time anyhow! teklt w w\ in the ith e'A-RNAflON mUL $pc»ce$ -* Probably the touchiest problem a politician faces is job patronage. Members of Congress take pride in boastina; that their office help on the Hill is homestate talent. One of Texas' two senators picked a Georgia belle for his receptionist. To quell any repercussions from the Texas constituents, the girls decided to help her boss out by "adopting" the Lone Star state. "NVhat's the most incon-iiu UMIS town in the state that I coui'l claim as my hometown?" .--hi? asked her fellow workers. They decided on Muleshne. Tex., n :•• immunity of 2,500 souls. The other day a const it uonl dropped by. "Whal 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. "I don't remember you." Somehow, the girl squeaked by with a few little white lies liku, "I left there when I was a bal/y." Last I saw her she had '"moved" back to Georgia—and to bla/e» with homestate patronage .... * • * If you'd come up to Hep. Don Hayworth of Michigan and cull him "buggy" he'd smile knosving- ly. The other day when he opem ed his mail, out popped a lively flock of black A woman up in Monlrose, Mich., had sent. along a package of them to finr! out from her congressman what the insects ware and how to get rid of them around Hie house. And some people .say congi u.-s- men are overpaid! •**' Utrn q frown into GET THE BIGGEST CAR RECOVERING Jim Spulding. Guthrie Centi'.v yoitth, is recovering in the hospital there after beinu found in a stale of shock, while winking with a dctasseling crew. The shock was the result of a reaction to ^cratches from corn plants, ,-nid exposure to the latter. Such a reaction is quite rare. First bathtub in the U. S. wis i in.-l.dled in IJilLi by Ad.illi i Thomp.-.on in Cincinnati. GET THE BIGGEST DEAL WE'VE GOT THE BIGGEST CAR! Plymouth is ihe l>if A full 17 Igest. longest, roomiest car of ihe feet long. Plymouth is even bigge ow-prce •'$. r than joiue medium-price cars—cars costing a? much as .*5(H) more. And it's bigness l ' ulL l lll >- u ^ mr >' oli: ^ " u ^ ( ' 1 m 'o' car beauty and riding comfort. \ou choo,-e either the thriftiest six or most powerful Y-!> in Plymouth's field. You gel the steadiest ride, the greatest visibility, the the widest front scat, the bluest trunk. most leg room, WE'VE GOT THE BIGGEST DEAL! Sen how much more Plymouth gives you at its low, low price compared to other cars in its lield. \ou gel more cur, more value. What's more, Plymouth sales are high. We can oiler you top dollar for your present ear. You'll like our convenient financing. We're ready, able and eager to give you the biggest deal of the year. Uou'j. wait any longer—see us toda BEST BUY NEW; BETTER TRADE-IN. TOO GET PLYMOUTH Plymouth named "America'! 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