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2-Al96na (la.) Upper DM M*ffttt4-Algana (la.) Upper Oes Moin«i ^-- ----- - — - - - ----- ~- - •!•- *»--.'M*B-.^......... ,,-... **.- . * * THE LINEUP FOR 1956 Adlai Stevenson, as the Democratic candidate of 1952 who fought the good fight for his party against a popular hero and lost in the presidential race, seems likely to be the party's candidate in 1056. It saems to us that he should be; he polled more votes than any other Democratic candidate in history for the presidency — and still lost. He has been the party standard bearer in the intervening years, and as time has marched on most of what he said in 1952 s-till stands — he has proved to be something of a prophet. Vice President Richard Nixon is the logical choice of the Republicans. He seems to have the complete confidence of President Eisenhower, and thus can carry on the tradition of Eisenhower. Nixon also lias the backing of much of the conservative element in his party, and polls show that he is considered, the best bet outside of Ike himself. It will make a good lineup for 1956 — Stevenson versus Nixon, and a representative choice of each party. * * * WHY PRICE SUPPORTS FOR WOOL? Grundy Register — Since Secretary Benson announced that the government was .goi-ng to buy 85 million dollars of pork, the price" of hogs Has been going down. Benson expected his pork buying announcement to push up the price of hogs. The effect has been the reverse. Every effort the secretary has made to strengthen farm prices has backfired. The whole purchase program accounts for less than the number of hogs processed throughout the country during any two days. The processors and not the ,hog raisers are going to get that 85 million dollars of government money. One thing can be said for our agricultural secretary, he is stubborn and political pressure docs not have much effect on him. He is opposed to rigid price supports and a firm believer in the flexible support theory. There is only one product from the farm of which he is in favor of high price supports, and that is wool. That inconsistency can be understood when it is explained that the secretary comes from Utah where they do not raise hogs but where sheep raising is as important as hog raising in Iowa. * * * While we've had our attention focused so strongly on how Peron is coming or going in Argentina, the Near East has practically slipped away from the western allies and into Russia's orbit. Let's forget Peron and try to .saiv»go isorrte- thing before we find the eastern end of the Mediterranean entirely gone over to the only potential enemy we have in the world. * * 4 The way to stay young, the doctors are always telling us, is to have a hobby, whether it's saving stamps, building ship models inside bottles or, as in Senator Bricker's case, whittling out little amendments for the Constitution. — Hartford Courant. Upper jlcs ,£Roincs 111 E. Call Street—Phone 1100—Algona, Iowa Entered as second class matter,at the postoffice at Algona, Iowa, under Act at Congress of March 3, 1871). ._. Issued Thursdays in 1955 By THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Managing Editor C. S. ER LANDER, Advertising Manager NATIONAL 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 * $300 Both Algona papers, in combination, per year ... $5.10 Single Copies ^_—, lOc SUBSCRIPTION HATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year in advanpe -, $4.01 Both Algona paper? jn combination, one year ... )ti.OO No subscription Jeij /than 6 months. ADVfejlTISmG ftATES Display Advertising, per inch 63c OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER INTERESTING NEWS YOU MAY NOT OTHERWISE READ There have been charges, occasionally, that while our press is free, it has developed into about an 80 r 'r "one party press", that parly being Republican. It is the privilege of any newspaper to print that which it wishes, and to leave out that which it does not choose to print. Very few average readers, however, know just what is left out. Only by reading a variety of papers do you ever find (Hit what one paper omits and another one may print. Here are a few examples: The Administration has pointed with considerable pride at the fact that the total butter in government storage has been reduced. The public has been -left with the general idea that the flexible support program for the dairy industry has been responsible for this decrease. • ' Here is how the butter surplus has been reduced, according to Drew Pearson, Washington columnist, whose columns da not appear in any of the area daily papers. A total of 3,390,750 Ibs. of government bulletin storage has been sold to candy makers of the nation AT 25 CENTS A POUND. The government through Commodity Credit took this butler in at around 58.25 cent a pound. This is a Brannan plan for candy manufacturers, but the manufacturer and not the candy-consuming public gets the benefit. The housewife cannot buy any butter out of government storage for 25 cents a pound, but the candy manufacturer can. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch points this otit: When you hear the claim that we now have replaced war inflation with peacetime prosperity, what arc the facts? In the first four years of the Truman administration, an average of $14 billion dollars was spent on military security. That was about 5 percent of the gross national production. At the height of the Korean War, in fiscal 1952, we spent $42 billion which was about 12.2 percent of our gross national production. In 1953 and 1954, the first years of the Republican administration, we spent annually $46 billion, the highest amount since World War II and 13 per cent of our gross national production, and in 1955 we are still spending at a rate comparable to the Korean war years. We have not replaced "war inflation" with "peacetime prosperity." Labor, a weekly newspaper published in Washington, reports this interesting account of how the 'great "Moral Crusade" works: A House investigating committee reports that Peter A. Strobel, who had been appointed as U. S. Commissioner of Public Buildings, has also been "feathering his nest" by helping the engineering firm with which he was associated to get contracts from government agencies, despite a regulation that forbids a conflict between public and private interests. Slrobel gets $14,500 in his government job; he still operates his private engineering firm. We have a free press, but that does not necessarily mean that you, as a reader, gel ALL that there is to read — on both sides. There • is and has been so much going on within administrative circles these past few years in private gain through government control that it might, if ever fully exposed, make things like Teapot Dome seem comparatively trivial. It certainly makes thu gift of a deep freeze or a mink coat look pretty small. The first act of the'present Administration, the give-away of the off-shore oil rights, a heritage of the public, cost the people more in one chunk than every bit of dishonesty in government in the preceding 20 years. FEDERAL EMPLOYES GOING UP Grundy Center Register — During the past year there were 55,000 added to the federal pay roll. There was about u similar increase during the previous year. The republicans during the 1952 presidential election campaign charged that the democrats had been padding tin- federal payroll and if they were, elected tin- payroll would be .substantially decreased. The paymll was decreased during the first yrar of I he new administration but since that unit 1 it luts been giitdually building up again. There an; now 2.397,000 on the civilian federal payroll and the total amount paid to them now is an all-time high. In addition to tin.' number of Ic-dt-iitl employes another 430.000 foreign nationals art paid lioin federal funds. Every girl looks for her dream man. In the meantime, though., she yets married. STRICTLy ty BUSINESS "A* I told you before, your typing looks like you wear boxing glove* I" UNITED STATES ''£>F'PUBLICOPIN.I0N '" '• ' " '-' ' ' ' America's Most Accurate Public Opinioi Poll NIXON NO. 1 CHOICE OF NATION'S GOP VOTERS— WARREN FIRST CHOICE OF NATION'S INDEPENDENT VOTERS By Kenneth Fink, Director, Princeton Research Service Princeton, N. J. — The latest United States Poll shows that Vice President. Richard M. Nixon is the No. 1 choice of rank and file Republicans across the USA. Seven out of every twenty Republicans questioned in today's survey say that he is their first choice for the Republican Party Presidential nomination if Ike does not run. Chief Justice Earl Warren ranks next in popularity among GOP voters. And running third with the nation's GOP voters is former New York State Governor Thomas. E. Dewcy, closely fol-^, •lowed by Harold Stassen and .Se,-5 'Vretary of State Dulles in ;fhat order. When United State Poll staff reporters presented a list of names to a cross-section of the nation's voters who classify :hemselves us Republicans and asked: "Here is a list of men who have been mentioned as possible candidates in 1956 for the Republican Party if Eisenhower is definitely not a candidate. Which one of the men on this list would you like to see nominated as the Republican candidate for President in 1956?" These were the nationwide result: Nixon 35% Warren 24 Dewey 11 Stassen 9 Dulles 8 Others 9 None of these-no opinion 4 T li e list contained eleven names: Senator Bricker of Ohio, Harold Stassen, former New York Governor Thomas E. Dewey, Secretary of State Dulles, Senator Knowland of California. Senator McCarthy of Wisconsin. Senator Dirksen of Illinois, Chief Justice Earl Warren, Vice President Nixon. Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., and Seoretary of the Treasury Humphrey. WARREN TOPS WITH INDEPENDENTS Among the nation's Independent voters, Chief Justice Earl Warren is the No. 1 choice. Then comes Vice President Nixon. Running third and fourth with Independent voters are Harold Stassen and Secretary of State Dulles. INDEPENDENTS ONLY. NATIONWIDE Warran „_'_ 33^ Nixon 23 Stassen 12 Dulles 10 Dewey 5 Knowland 4 .,.vJLodge 3 McCarthy 3 Others 3 None of these-no opinion 4 The above tables show that although Nixon leads with rank and file Republicans, Chief Warren has more support among Independents. Since Independents in the na- tion* will hold the balance of pdwer in next November's election, political leaders across the nation will study today's results with; particular interest. The Upper Des Moines presents the reports of the United States Poll exclusively in this area. The service is operated and distributed by Princeton Research Service. 20YEHRS AGO IN THE FROM THE FILES OF THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES NOV. 19, 1935 * * * A city lineman, Harold Stephenson, never believed in carrying a rabbit's foot, but was forced to admit his guardian angel was watching over him when a 25- foot pole he was working on snapped and nearly killed him Monday morning. It all happened near the Milwaukee Depot. Sieve w^s on top of the pole making repairs when it snapped off righl at Ihe ground. The big pole began to fall, carrying Stephenson, who was strapped on, with it lo the ground—or nearly to the ground. All the wires but one popped loose, and that single fact saved him from being crushed. After the pole was braced, Steve went right back up there and finished the job. * * • A call for sealed bids for the resurfacing of Stale street went out from the city clerk's office.. December G was the decline for bids, with work to bt^, .1 not more than ten days after the letting of the contract. March 15, 1936 was the completion date requested by the city. Specifications called for concrete curb and gutter, cement surface on the street and various sewer necessities. The wage scale was 90 cents for skilled labor, 40 cents for unskilled help. * * * A 19-year old Algona girl, Laura Myer. landed in the Kossuth Hospital with several broken ribs when she attempted to crank her Model T Ford. The auto began to move while she wa.s cranking and pinned her to the car in front of hers. She was rescued and rushed to the hospital by passersby and was in good condition. Algona high school turned to basketball- following the closing football game, a 31-0 loss to Eagle Grove. The locals, without ft ..senior in the lineup, played good ;b.all, buU the Eagles came u.: with three long runs and twt> long passes good for five touchdowns & the game. Letters were awarded to 16 Bulldog football squad members at the annual football 1,'inquet after the close of the rv.ison by Coach Mocc Mercer. *'en Lynk, Bob P,> 1 and Orv ; ] .anegan were returning letterman out for basketball * • • A couple of business moves were made in Algona. Pratt Electric and Kossuth Radio and Electric were preparing a grand opening in their new quarters in the Naudain building west of the State Theater. After 20 years the two firms are still located in the same spot. Anderson Grain and Coal Co. moved to its new- site near the Milwaukee Depot from its previous one near the M. & St. L. tracks. * * * Sale of the Fisher Cafe to Floyd E. Pierce was announced several days ago. Mr Pierce came to Algona a couple of months earlier to manage the restaurant' following the death of Will Fisher, liked the town, and decided to go into business for himself. His cafe background included three previous restaurants of his own. * * * It was reported Algeria's .city dump was to get a much-needed face-lifting job. The WPA had offered to spend $14,220 and the city was to pitch in with $1,014 to complete the project, although all involved knew this amount was too high. If possible, the extra money was to be spent on other worthwhile city projects. Wonder what ever happened to those plans to make the dump into a park 20 years ago. * » * Algona's two football teams lost by a total of 79 points during the weekend. Clarion shut out the Algona Bulldogs, 39-0, while Livermorc raced past St. Cecelia's, 46-6. Both games were settled early as Clarion and Livermore each got a good chance to give their subs a chance to play. The Bulldogs were to meet Humboldt, the academy, Emmetsburg, in. their next games. IF IT'S NEWS WE WANT IT CAPITAL AT RANDOM Washington—From the miscellany file ... When Ihe ten visiting Russian homebuilders were being introduced from the head table at the National Press Club, our club president, Lucicn Warren, announced in effect: I "A short while ago. the Russian farm team visited with us. Upon their return to Moscow, one of their party was promoted to' head the ministry of agriculture. Let us trust that similar good fortune awaits you gentlemen." The ten Russians grinned when the translator translated War- | ren's quip. One of them was I Alexander V. Vktsov, (op archi- ' tect of Moscow. i Six days later. Warren's pro- ' phecy bore- some fruit, hut the wrong kind for Vlasov. He got word from Moscow that he was fired ... * * , * School officials here are wondering whether District of Columbia schools will be populated only by Negro pupils by 1980. If the trend of the pr>'-t ten years continues her?, that is the prospect. _ A few years ago. white children comprised two thirds of the total. Washington enrollment. Then, two years ago. colon"J children surpassed the whites in Last year, the figures wen : Whites, 40.582: Negroes. 5f».3t>4 And the enrollment t.xi.-.y? Whites, 38,768: Negroes, o!.;.377. There are three reasons for this fast, shift: First ...f all. Washington has become a mecca for Negro familie.-. tlur-i a steady influx, secondly, white families arc moving into the suburbs, as I Negroes take ov'er neighborhoods-Jin residential Washington: third-] ly. Xt-gio births here outnumber whi'.vs three t<> one. * • • Chief Justice and Mrr, Warr:r. sh-uiM .uet plenty of ri .-pan-.' .. then- hoii-.f i(j years to com' when they inquire, "I.-; there n doctor in the house 0 " II'inevlKar. 22. the youngest of their thn. e daughters, elope.-- with a 35-year-old doctor. Then alonp comes daughter Dorothy. 24, u itii the announcement she'* marrying a 27-year-old doctor. And now. latest word is that Virginia, the okle-t daughter, is secretly planning marriage—to a doctor'... ' Inside information from the Pentagon is that a big jet helicopter is in the works and is already beyond the drawing board stage .. .It is expected to be completed about the time our first American-built jet transport is in the air . . . Margaret Truman's along contract »? mistress of ceremonies with a television network does not stipulate that she must sing . . And Margaret has confided to friends that she doesn't intend to. * * • The television people wanted to capitalixe the other day on (In- Most Embarrassing Moment in m"dt-ni-d;iy White House recollection. Mr.s Sam Anderson, wife of n former Commerce Department official, was risked to revcill it on "I've Got a Secret." But after thinking it over, Mrs Anderson said no. thanks. Her secret? She lost her petticoat dancing at a White House reception. "Your Cattle Help . . . and you can depend on "•f.\l" Beef Supplements to help ynur rattle — • turn mere feed Info beef • put on that illck, tmoolh fin* .. 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