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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, November 3, 1955
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f (la.) Uppfcr Bit M«!nit Thuriday, November 3, --'•'--' 1 --"""•-"-•—• - >--• — --• A REAL "PRAIRIE FIRE" Whether Republican party strategists like it or riots they are facing a real "prairie fire." This fact can be verified by reading the editorial columns of weekly papers throughout the that there was a farm depression. (This, of course depends on your definition of the term "farm depression." He also added that present agricultural policies will be continued. Nixon again blamed Harry S. Truman for things that have gone wrong with farming during the first three midwest, including Iowa. Regardless of party af- y ears of the Eisenhower administration. l»!l*_ ; il___ U_ i.-.i.^:-^i'l_l.l L< '_;--__! ,'•' : _ '.,. . . .- .. .. i i' _.._*« T«t«tn«*1 r\f mn If {V* tt 4r\f\\\e>\* tmAfijilirtp filiations, most weekly newspapers are pretty well in touch V^itH the. people they Serve, know how they are thinjdng, r and many of them are Willing to warn the present administration that their farm program is losing them a fairly traditional political support. '• • ' • Even at the annual meeting of the Kossuth Farm Bureau, where a prepared set of resolutions were presented and finally adopted, the one point that drew a debate from the floor, and the only opinions dissenting with the complete set of resolutions, was based on the sentence of "reaffirm our position of maintaining medium level supports with some production controls." Questions brought out, that this meant the present flexible support program, and it was quite obvious that not everyone in the auditorium agreed, although the resolutions were passed. . Secretary Benson's program to buy some pork for various purposes isn't fooling many "farmers, cither. The WHOLE purchase program accounts for less than two days actual kill in the packing industry, and it is to be spread out over 10 months • of buying. The only folks who stand to make anything on that are the processors, and ultimate receivers of the free food, NOT the producers. • Benson's stubborn stand can be commended as showing personal courage. Yet it doesn't quite jibe when we recall that while he is for flexible supports for everything the farmer produces, there is ONE place where he has rigid 90% or over sup- . ports applying, and that is in the purchase of wool. Benson comes from Utah; Utah is one of the largest wool-producing states in the union. The inconsistency has never been explained, and it takes a little of the glamor, away from the illusion that Benson is. a strong man interested only in the great welfare of -the farmer via the flexible support route. , • To present a cross-section -of opinion from other newspapers on' the same subject, we offer several reprints from other weekly newspapers: :' .**•*.' . • . • NIXON AND BENSON ' : ; Indianola Tribune — Since 1952 farm prices have declined. On the other hand, interest, rates , have gone 'up, the' .money market has become , tighter, and the farm ^mortgage debt has increased. " 1952 is the year Eisenhower was elected president. It is also the year Eisenhower chose Ezra Taft Benson as his Secretary of A'grictrtture. The three years Benson has been Secretary of Agriculture he ;j has not only bungled in the field of agriculture but also in diplomatic and security affairs. He has failed to get down to work on the farm problem. The farm problem is not a simple problem but that doesn't mean that nothing can be done about it. Benson has spent most of his, time dashing about the country and the world. Vice President Nixon also likes to dash about hither and yon. At a plowing contest at Wabash, Ind., he denied Instead of making foolish speeches, wouldn't it be much better if Nixon and Benson would really get down to work on the farm problem? * * * MUST REVISE FARM PROORAM Huichinson (Minn.) Leader — With hog prices falling to the' lowest figures since 1942, there is cause for genuine alarm in the administration of the farm program. It. was cheering to note Monday that the Department of Agriculture announced that it would embark on a'pork buying program. -But Secretary Benson poured cold water on the attempt at relief simultaneously as he announced the program: "He doubted that it would raise ho prices "on the nation's great markets. The Senate committee, which spent severa days in Minnesota listening to farmers and other on the ills of agriculture, no doubt is convincec that farmers are not-happy with the way thing are going. But, following the news report'of thesi hearings, we doubt if they have received much in the way of concrete advice as to how to im prove things. There is no doubt in our mind, however, thai some revision of the nation's farm program is a MUST, when things occur such as the bottom falling out of the hog market. Granted, that it is a case of over-production, the farmer needs .some safeguards that will allow him to proceed with his plans on a year by year basis. We sincerely-hope that these farm belt hearings will deliver a sound program; which Congress* can put to work. • It is encouraging that at least a token effort was made to bolster the falling market on pork, but we believe it must be expanded so that the "family farm" is not forced to cross off its raising of porkers .as a complete loss. GROSS SYMPATHIZES WITH FARMERS Grundy Center Register'— Whether or not we like o'ur Congressman H. R. Gross, and there are many who don't, they are sure that he is sincere in agreeing with farmers that they are not getting a fair deal. About those politicians who profess to believ^ that farmers have no grounds .for complaints, that they are well off and don't appreciate it, Gross says: "to,give support to;those, fatheads who continue to believe tHat by some mysterious financial sleight-of-hand farmers can continue to supply the food and fiber necessary to sustain the people of this country at less than their cost of production and still remain in business." The problem, Gross says, has once more become a national issue because of the farmer's unhappiness about his declining share of the national income. THEY LOST THE KEY TO THE U.S. CAPITOLI Washington — The key lo Ih front door of the United State Capitol had disappeared! This, the most important, sym bolic key in all of America hadn been seen for at least six years. No one-seemed disturbed abou the apparent loss when I first se out on a long hunt for it. "Why do we need a key?" ask ed the Capitol Hill policeman "That door-hasn't been locked in 34 years!" And correct he was. The las time was in 1921 when the heavj lock -was turned for a mer instant in honor of the Unknown Soldier, who lay in state in th Capitol rotunda before remova to Arlington. The only other time the nearly century-old massive double doors were locked was in 1898. That was vvhen a group of soldiers on a spree began nicking the interior of the Capitol with bayonets. * * * Tradition dictates thai the 12 foot high roturtda doors may be ordered locked by only two persons—the Vice President of the United States and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. The Capitol's other dozen or so entrances, many of which have revolving doors, are latched nightly — but never the main bronze "gate" as it is sometimes called. v 'But where was this all-important key — the one intrinsic emblem of democracy and freedom? Was it in ; a velvet case somewhere in ,a guarded glass enclosure — pershaps in the archives? No one in the office of the chief of the Capitol police could find it. 'I guess it's lost," one policeman said matter-of-factly. At the office of Vice President Nixon, the staff searched in vain. And on the other side of the Captol, in the office of Speaker Sam Rayburn, the staff hadn't seen it.' The official doorkeeper of the House, William "Fishbalt"< Miller, told me, "I've got a lot ot doors to keep but not that one." His Senate counterpart, Sergeant- at-arms Joe Duke didn't have the ;y. T ke he architect's office! Nop'ej no key there, either. But they had a lot of history about those doors. For example, it was exactly 100 years old— 1855— that the $10,000 "p*foject .was given to a young (30 years old) New York sculp* tpr, Randolph Rogers. Perhaps the most intricately carved doors in the United States, they were cast in bronze in 1859 at the Royal Bavarian foundry in Munich. Almost unbelievably, 150 miniature figures — representing the life of Christopher Columbus — are moulded into the double doors. In addition, there are 12 life-like portrait statuettes and 12 heads of distinguished contemporaries of Columbus. * * * But what of the key? Two day and 20 interviews later, I driftec nto the dungeon-like worksho qf Mr Kendall, the Capitol car tenter. "Are you the real custodian' o he Capitol key?" I asked. "That's right," he replied slow y, "but I don't recall seeing i n the six years I've been around but wait . . ." Iri a dusty corner cupboard, he crounged around in an assortment of junk. Then — front the "iottom of the cobwebby heap— e f pulled out the missing -key! A ag was attached to the huge and-wrought silver key identi- ying it as the one and only front oor key. Now if Vice President Nixon rders the doors locked— for the hird time in a century — he nows where the key is. Only atch is: The front door lock Behind The Movie Sets >>;.= . WITH •..; • BUDDY MASON so rusted, the key wouldn't /ork! Upper 111 E. Call Street— Phone 1100— Algona, Iowa Entered as iccond class matter at the poitofflct at Algona, Iowa, under Act of Congress of ^ March 3. 187D. _ _ _ Issued Thursdays in 1955 By THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Managing Editor C. S. ERLANDER, Advertising Manager NATION A I EDITORIAL 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 combInatlon~~per"V<:ar~"I Js'oo single Copies JQ SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year In advance ... .4 ni Both Algona papers in comtinatTQ~n,~"oni" ye^r"" K 00 No tubscripUon less th»n 6 monthi. — " ADVERTISING RATES Display Aelvertising, per inch „_. «3 C OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER The congressman, in a similar vein, said: "Iowa's farmers, their crops cut by drouth and forced to sell at declining prices, watch the gravy train of inflation-fed prosperity' passing them by and justifiably want to know why they have to walk while others ride. "What is happening has many of the earmarks of the fateful twenties which set the stage for the early thirties and a financial debacle that came dangerously close to spreading chaos across the nation and thruout government." The farm situation has produced "a lot of irate farmers in Iowa's Third Congressional District." Gross observed, and no "soft soap oratory" from politicians and 'experts'" is "going to make them happy." Nor are the farmers going to hang their heads and go back to sit down and take it when some of the high ranking government officials call them "demagogues." * * * PRINCESS MARGARET Perhaps by -the time this is printed we will all know the fate of Princess Margaret of Great Britain and Captain Townsend. In the meantime, let's pay a lit,tle more attention to the Middle East where Russia is taking the play entirely away from the U. S. and its friends, is bringing Egypt and the Arab states into its sphere of influence, while efforts are being made in some quarters to get us into the game by supplying more arms to Israel, after Russia through the Czechs did the same for Egypt after we refused. There's a first class war looming over there, and it's a lot more important than whether or not the princess is holding hand*. * * * Late mjddlc age is that period when it takes you half as long to get tired and twice as long to rest. America's Most Accurate Public Opinion Poll Know anybody who looks like Jimmy Walker, former mayor of New York? There's a good job at Columbia Pictures waiting for someone who happens to be a "dead Jlng- er" for Jimmy. Half Way through "The Eddie Duchin Story" director George Sidney is faded with a possible delay unless he can locate a man who closely resembles the ex-mayOr of New York City. . • Ordinarilyj an actor whd somewhat resembles a' real-life character is used in a case of this kind. The studio casts as,;closely to photographs as they can, and then lets the studio makeup department do the rest. In this instance, such procedure is out. Not only is Jimmy Walker a key character in the film, but he dapper .Mr Walker was one of he world's most photographed nen. Therefore, it's quite probable that the public would not accept a substitute who wasn't almost an exact double. * , ,» * ' Life stories of' famous band leaders seem to be having a cycle of popularity at the moment. "The Eddie Duchin Story" follows right on the; heels'Of the Universal-International's "Benny Goodman Story, . while '"Bring Your Smile Along." another recent Columbia , film, features Frankie Laine. At the present time, it looks as though the quickest way ^ to achieve stardom is by climbing aboard a bandwagon. Does anyone happen to fcnow the currfenl price of batons? After years' ol scouting talent from band combos, they've -finally corralled the maestros, themselves. # * 4 Dance bands have furnished Front Ihe files of Ihe, ( Algona Upper Des Molhift•'•?,; Ocf. 29, 1935 . * * * . • A pair of Lakoians showed exactly how it should be dorie'when they placed first and second ;ln the annual corn picking contest at the Jerry Ukena farm, north of Lakota. Henry.- and Ernest Heidecker, brothers, repeated their performance of twb years earlier by finishing as the fop pickers. Each contestant husked for an hour and 20 minutes and Henry finished with a : net Of 1936 pounds of corn. His brother was only 28 pounds behind. Third place went to Joe Mentille. Algona, with 1751 pounds and fourth place to Ray Anderson, Swea City, with 1615 pounds. As champion of Kossuth county, Henry gained the right to'enter the district meet at Garner. About 500 persons witnessed the cbn- .test. BABY BANTER B Just What! Makes you so attracted lo n»e? BROWN'S DAIRY Oh! I just love baked chicken and Oh, a, nulhin. I guess! I'd say the ( proper jQ&qtjpti-..for 9 glass of CARNATION milk, is right in •my little tummy! Attraction there too! You know! '"'"" ! ". MAJORITY OF NATION'S ADULT CITIZENS OPPOSED TO SHARING DEFENSE DATA WITH RUSSIA By Kenneth Fink, Director, Princeton Research Service Princelon, N, J,—How do rank and file citizens across the nation feel about the United States and Russia exchanging information about defense plants and military bases? A United States Poll survey just completed shows that a majority of all these questioned say. they disapprove of having the United States and Russia exchange information about defense plants and military bases. At the same time, nearly three in every ten say they would approve of such a step. In other words, those who disapprove of exchanging such information outnumber those who approve by a margin of just about two to one. Survey findings also show that about one in every six express no opinion on the matter. These were the findings when United States Poll staff reporter? recently asked the following question of a representative cross section of the state's voters: "The suggestion has been made that the U.S. and Russia exchange information about defense plants and military bases, ilow do you feel about this? Would you approve or disapprove of the U.S. and Russia exi-hancing information about defense plants and military bases?" The nationwide results: Approve 2!!% Disapprove .f>?) No ooinion 17 Highlighting today's survey findings is the fact that college educated people are more inclined to ?ay that thi.s country should exchange information with Russia about defense plants and military bases than are those w.'i»h Jess formal schooling. The vote by educational levels: High Grade College; school school Approve 3n'{ 27% 24% Disapprove -_39 5fi 57 No opinion -.13 17 19 Worthy of particular mention, too, is that in all other population groups examined, the number who >-ay that the United States should not exchange information with Russia about defense plants and military bases outnumbers those who say that it should. These groups include people in "11 city .sizes, sections of the coun- I try. occupational groups, political parties, and age groups, as well as men and women. Chief reason offered tjy those whi> say they would be opposed lo the exchange of information with Russia em defense rjlants and military bases is that Russia would almost certainly not live up to IHT part of the bartiain— the end result being-that Russia would, j}e,t'Unf,u,}MjvatLqn.:ab,o^t e>i|r ba^es and defense plants while we wdiilrl I'd little or nothing [• I nun the Reds. • The following verbatim comments sum up .the thinking of many across the nation: "I wouldn't trust the Russians any further than I can' see them. I don't can rely on a thing they say." "I'don't think we should give the Russians any information. They'll turn it to their advantage every time." *. The proposal to exchange information about defense* plants and military ba'ses with Russia was made by President Eisenhower in his meeting at Geneva with the heads of. the big four nations—the United States, England, France, and Russia. Judging by today's survey findings, however, voters across the U.S.A. are not yet sold on the idea of exchanging information about defense plants and military bases with Russia. The Upper Des Moines presents the reports of the United States Poll exclusively in thi.s area. FOLLOW UNITED STATES POLL REPORTS IN THIS NEWSPAPER. THE UNITED STATES POLL TURE IS A WEEKLY FEA- SPONSORED AND PAID FOR BY A GROUP OF THE NATION'S INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPERS. The service is operated and distributed by Princeton Research Service. FATAL Burns from flaming gasoline proved fatal to Marvin Nimke of Knierim, recently. Operator of a bulk station, he was filling his tank wagon when it exploded. The fire was believed caused by sparks from an electric motor. ESCAPED Lafe Fairchild, of near Irwin, had a narrow escape when his foot slipped into the power takeoff as he climbed back pn(o his tractor. The machine ripped off his overalls and jacket, but he iis,caped with minor bruises. At LeRoy, Rolla Fight was caught in a similar accident and lost his overalls as he held to the seat of his tractor, ized. He was ho^pilal- the early training for many of our present-day lurrtinaries. Betty Grable's sultry singing and well- stacked chassis decorated the Ted ''ioRito bandstand until Hojly- vood discovered why no one ever watched Ted's musicians: • "From Here To Eternity" was w rank .Sinatra!s big-dramatic-'de- iut film. The picture could well lave borrpwed its title from 'rank's routebooks, while 'he was rouping' : with th'e 'Dorcey and ames combos. * < * i Fred MacMurray crooned wi'th Ous Abiheim—and 'still plays a mean sax. Doris Day once kept the yes of .rnusicians away from their music; stands ;on bbth 'the Les Brown and • Fred Waring bands.? ', '• ' i , ' , '' Betty ' Huttoti first showcased her talents \jffth; thje. Yihcfen,t,. Lo- inc tf'l A Titonka laborer, A. J. Lawler, 55, was buried alive beneath a slide of land and gravel while .helping to build a house there Lawler's body was recovered by other members of the work crew who dug frantically to get to him In time to save his life. Klaus Wibben, who was working in the same ditch was buried to the waist, but suffered no ill effects from the slide. « * * Algona's Bulldogs put all their eggs in one basket — the third quarter, to turn in a 13-0 win over Emmetsburg. Algona held a big statistical edge in the contest, but had its attack 'thwarted deep in Emmetsburg territory several times. In fact, just before the half,, the Bulldogs. were on the Emmetsburg six inch line but two. plays failed to bring a TD. Nordstrom and Post counted the touchdowns following long marches to put the game on ice. St. Cecelia's tied Daugherty, 0-0, as the locals had one touchdown called back due to a penalty. The high school was to meet Clarion and the academy was set .to tangle- with Livermore this weekend. ' *. * * A Union township '' woman, aame .unknown, was gaining lame for her treatment of hitch- likers. A woman from Ames, pitching her way to the twin cities, stopped, was fed and spent :he jiigh,t before continuing her ourney. About, a year before a ;irl, travelling from- Nebraska to' northern Minnesota got the same care and treatment in the middle of her journey; Northern boSpi- eral grbwti'tufts' ha'd , the needle put to them'/byV'Bf.: Cretzfrieyeft duflfif tHe-plM •.tyfcik. The writer of this- doluffift Hfid a shbt that iaiv aft^MlirBonnstettef Had d take WttirHdfMiri her ear after ' flih6 BUil and fi«5 tonki ifntts'&f the 5 Kossuth. County, Conservation League' seined 32,500 fish out of the Union slough dredge ditch and dumped them inter the Des Moines Biver at two dlffefent spts; • j .,...«,..* . * i ,.. Thete WW-;-B gteal amftuni of : exciternent in Irvington one day l$st we6k, Wh6n two cars raced up to the eieva'tbr with a lo'ad of people iri each vehicle. Wild rumors of bdndits and desperadoes spread through the town, • but •'.' proved to be false. It was just a group of young people who had kidnapped the bride following a wedding in Algona. . Reader Comment pez group, while Dorothy'Lainbur sang with Herbie\ Kay's boys until she discovered that a well-filled sarong would stop traffic. * * » Tony Martin was a soloist with Tom Gerrin — and a gentleman called Bing Crosby, whose name may be familiar to a few of you, once sang with Paul Whiteman's Rhvthm Boys trio. Tony Pastor's orchestra had a young lady named Rosemary Clooney at one time. Rosemary is doing quite nicely around the local celluloid emporiums at this writing. Of course, gelling band leaders, themselves, to step down from the podium and onto a sound stage is not exactly a new idea. It's been done before, but not on the present scale. Buddy Rogers was lured away from his own band, the Californians, by a few impressive numerals placed directly above n dotted line. And, Rudy Vallee crooned "Please Give Me Something To Remember You By" with his Connecticut Yankees until the studios complied with his musical request by digging up a few contracts that made very attractive souvenirs for the Vallee memory- book. Today's i-yid on the maestro market goes a step beyond presenting popular podium personalities. It gives their hosts of fans intimate real-life biographies of their musical idols. Who knows? These entertaining personal historic? may become a measuring stick for popularity ratings. Can't you just hear one teen-ager asking another, "John Doe? Who's« he? Did they ever film his life story for the movies?" • * « We have at hand two recordings from Capitol. Both are scores of the Rodgers and Hammerstein hit "Oklahoma." One waxing is from the motion picture sound track. The other is Nelson Riddle's arrangement, a masterful interpretation. For a musical treat spin the film track FIRST. Last year's Algona bowling champs. • the Court .House Rats, changed 'their name 'following heir league victory in' 1934 to he Court House Champs. The Champs were in second place, behind the Farmers at this stage in the 1935-36 race. The big question seemed to be if the Champs didn't fare so well this year, would they change their title back to Rats. « * * Diptheria was making an intensified attack on Kossuth County persons. Many cases had been reported a'nd vaccinations for prevention of the disease wore taking place in many communities. Ninety-seven pupils and sev- FAVORS CITY GARAGE In this age of rapid travel and ' transportation are we not likely to take for granted the manner in which • our roads and streets are built and kept in condition for constant use? In wintertime especially, the constant attention of -'• Algona's Street Department is given to keeping the 'streets clear, enabling people to get to their'places of business, children to school, and the general public to gatherings of all kinds. And often while the city sleeps, those responsible for street maintenance are hard at work. Algona has 38 miles of streets to keep open and in condition; requiring at times of heavy snowfall more than 90 miles of travel by the city's maintainer and trucks to'plow the streets clear. All this is being done ordinarily by the Superintendent with a crew of only seven men. The present frame building, erected over 40 years ago, is no longer safe or strong enough to • enable repairs to equipment to be made quickly. Although an ad : dition to the present structure 1 • was built in 1953, at a cost $740 it continues to be inefficient and unsafe. It must be : re-roofed •' every five years, and while the last treatment was given in 1950 at a cost of $901.68, the next one would probably be double that- l figure. The building is poorly ventilated in summer and hard to heat in winter, requiring during the cold season over 200 gallons oi fuel oil'a week, costing $18. During the winter months a special watchman must be kept on guard at a cost of $215 per month. It is estimated that over $1,000 a year would be saved by the proposed new Maintenance Garage, just in heating and insurance costs, while the general upkeep costs would be .much less/ .1 and'*all -work-could' be:'done' much ; more efficiently. ' For reasons such as these, Algona's voters are asked to vote on November 8th, in favor of a •special Bond Issue not to exceed 343,000 for the purpose of building a modern, efficient Street "Department Garage. Since the Iowa State Law does not provide for a Building Fund for such purpose, the cost must bn provided for by vote of Algona 1 .: citizens. The levy needed to raise the required amount will not exceed 1 mill over a ten year period; and the actual saving in expense to the City is expected to go far to- wardj equalizing the cost. H. D. Hutchins NOVEMBER SPECIAL fltxibh le conform lo-i/iop* of bow/j. IF IT'S NEWS WE WArtT IT VOTE FOR FRANK VERA FOR MAYOR OF ALGONA I Believe |n Progress For Algona Without Overburdening Taxes LET'S INVITE INDUSTRY TO ALGONA IQWSB NEW 3 piece Spatula ^ and bowl scraper set REGULAR 59< VALUE 29< Flexible, unbrsakafela plestic jpqfulqs and scrapers in 3 sizes for every use. Idegl for use wilh mixer bowl* and oil ihppes of pans, skillets, plate?, tgbl* tops, etc. KOHLHAAS HARDWARE pnd Pat Cullon

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