The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 1, 1955 · Page 18
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, December 1, 1955
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^^^^M^&!X^ : ii '^'^'^' ^' *"• • ; -' llli!^ * : -M-: • .*., , '"!• V«-.*i>'i' »"*; > '- i 1 • ."fe' 1 .'',; • '.A • - |'./-:^ ; ; . - •< • • •& ) -» ••••-*' x lay, D(S«e«Tibef 1, 1955 • s Ha^^kiiiaisaiL r «§B--0WW Right off the bat, this suggestion (6r • nearly ahy7fb.f that matter) can be punctured as full of hblel'is a sieve. Thete is already criticism, as wetoifts support, ; for the plan. Chief opposition scehii* to come from the smajler ! ffitifrier." whb dotiS0 have too much land to Hak^ but of pto- ductirftl to'beitih with.' \ ; • If.. Secretary, Benson"does go for this plan, it is;*it immediate admission that his belief that the !'iaw r bf supply and demand". Will take care of tiifiigs, waV wrong in the beginning.. ma : kes it obvious that no further effort HE SPEAKS FOR LIBERTY "Our'Mil of Rights, the most precious part I Of dti/fegfii: nei-ltagej'is Under; iilbtle arid pervasive, t attack," ,'0hi4f tfiisticej Earl. : Warfehf points buf in a recent article. . The Sill of Rights is the first of 10 amendments to the Constitution, guaranteeing freedom of speech, press, religion and assembly, the right to due process of law, and other liberties ,won by hard battles against tyranny. •''.,-.The dhlef Justice declares that "in the struggle between our World ahd Communism, the temptation to imitate totalitarian security methods must be resisted day by day. Already the security programs set up to protect the Federal government have been extended to the point where 8 million .iwjao in.u«» ... ""."»»* "•"""^-^ T 7fo" Americans must undergo them. The Bill of Rights nr p^betisp is necessarv to BRUSCi MOno JJAJNU , ..-•, ,, , ; ... ;. „ STpSSoDUCTION, Which-is the genial idea, must be measured dailv against this new «roblem.» couplfed with power, for the multi-million dollar program -backed by the Administration for Western Colorado — and a gigantic promotion plan dowi^iir Florida to bring* 700,000 .acres' into de- velopefeent- : through a "water, control deal, advo- catec£|jy the big. real .estate'interests. Wd.still.think that a return to 90%,of parity at ledst.'is about as sound and workable a program as could-be in operation at, the present time. In 1947 farm products averaged 108% of parity; in 1950/they averaged 105% of parity; in 1951 they,, averaged 107% of parity; in 1952 they averaged 100 % v of parity — and at'last reports they were averaging 82% of parity. .; •-:' . ->' . Inuring the preceding years the surplus was no more of a problem than it is today — in fact' at times there was less surplus (and a little surplus 'doesn't do: a bit of harm). But arbitrarily cutting,the bottom out of farm income will have only one ultimate result; it Will eventually plunge the,rest,,gf the country into a depression, if not changed. Every'depression for the last 150 years has started with a substantial drop in farm income. BOYS WILL BE BOYS It i.may be unwise, now that we know the 1 truth,'to take lightly the prank at-Iowa State College/^wherein' the Ames police, State ofi Iowa- Bu- reau'.jof • Criminal'Apprehension, and college au- .thorities, 'were temporarily hoaxed by that "bonrib;' placed in the^ corridor of a girls' dormitory. JioweVer, as we .sigh'with relief that someone ' did 'not 'seriously mean any damage, and get our must be measured daily against this new problem." The point is well taken, and worth some thought. -When the rights of any individual or group are chipped away, the' freedom of all erodes. * * . .* BRANNAN PLAN ON PORK Iowa Falls Citizen — Many people take fright at the "Brannan Plan." It's been described by its opponents as a kind of a fiscal Bogey Man —in spite of the fact that it has been adopted completely in the case of wool. Just to thinlc how it might work, however, let's look at the present government pork buying program. The $85,000,000 is being spent for just one thing. Everyone is agreed on that. It is an attempt to help the hog producer out of a hole. So. \yhat do we do? Buy $85,000,000 worth of pork on the open market. How much of that $85,000,000 gets to the hog .producer? Perhaps half — the remainder going to the packers and processors and others who .haul, handle and transport the product. Farmers actually get only about*40 per cent Of the consumer dollar. Wouldn't it make more sense if the whole 785,000,000 went DIRECTLY to the farmer on production payments of some kind, and the corir 'Tm tired Wdrfeitig '•& ...„_„ • had his coffee antlihe one after];" • •-.- . T, i . .r . . i --—. .'- .- ,..--..=-j'-j-i — « •- -'- he'* iisffy,: j • j'll f .'5-, 1 ' ; 'd»//|| 9ia««ft' - Mfty ehild whaiiUiifi en thlrtgs was 'fiften^ callM Btif Ibd.ay w*'- talk.' of -a out ad," child \; America's Most Accurate Public O'piniot Poll sumer bought pork at — for example the equivalent of 12 cents per pound rather than 15? As it is, the farmer' is getting only half of 'what he might otherwise get— and the taxpayer is actually paying for it ^wice: first in taves for secdna|Wind y . we : ;must, admit that whoever per- the $85,000,000 and second in higher meat prices. "" "- ' - '• - -.-•-- petrated the "plot" of placing the sawdust "dynamite :;stic;ks'', in the .dprmitory . might not deserve an."A" f6v deportment, but he-earned-an -"A" for effor.t, aQd-iingenuity.. ' • >• !> ( '>.i»^ That young man, with'energy placed iii hiore practical and /useful'..channels,, could go far. '•''•--.' ', •';'.* * , These,'city, or large county seat editors who say that farm prices and conditions aren't anything to' worry about, probably have never strayed' any closer to.a farm or a field than their own back yard sweetcorn patch. They seem to fyave no idea of what it takes to run a farm in this mechanized day. (Swea City Herald) . 111 E. Call Street—Phone ll'OO—Algona, Iowa Kntercd as second class matter at the postoUlce at Alcona. Iowa, under Act ol Congreu of March 3. 1879. Issued Thursdays in 1955 By THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Managing Editor C. S. ER LANDER, Advertising Manager NATIQNAI ID IT O R I A L MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE Weekly Newspaper Representatives, Inc. 820 Broadway, New York 10, N. Y. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KQSSUTH CO. One Year, in advance --------- ______________ _. 1300 Both Algona papers, In combination, pe> year SS 00 Single Copies — ..... - --------- ____ ..... . ......... . lOc RATES OUTBID? KOSSVTH One Year In advance _______________ 1401 Roth Algona papers in combination, one"year"II JtTOO No subscription less than 8. months. ADVERTISING RATE* Display Advertising, per Inch ............ , ......... 83o OFFICIAL CITY AUP QQyNTY NEWSPAPER ; 21/2% TAX A NUISANCE • • • . Sheldon Mail — We would like to add our voice to the chorus of protest against the 2%% Iowa state sales tax, which we consider a confounded nuisance. The aggregate loss in time in the state due to clerks having to run their fingers up and down a list of figures to determine the tax on odd- amount purchases must be staggering. A minor irritant such as this can reach pretty big proportions after it has gone on for a protracted period, something like the old Chinese method of torture which consisted of letting drops of water fall on a victim's skull until it finally drove the poor fellow batty. This business of' bringing the sales tax so vividly to our consciousness again was particularly unfortunate because it had taken years to get rid of the hackneyed witticism, "Well, here's your two cents for the Governor!" Maybe the state legislature was using a fiendish type of psychology: the public will get so fed up with the awkardness of a 2 "4% tax that they will welcome a change to 3% later on! * * * TAKES TOO MUCH AUTHORITY Humboldl Republican — Public Safety Commissioner Clinton Moyer has set a speed limit, beginning December 1st, of 05 miles per hour for night driving. He claims that the Iowa law says that a car must be under control "for the safe assured distance" ahead and that any speed over C5 mph is overdriving the lights of the car. Maybe. Commissioner Moyer is right. We can even agree that the night speed should be held to 50 or 60 mph. But we do not believe that Moyer has the authority to set the speed limit under the present Iowa law. We believe that is completely in the hands of the state legislature. We do not like to see any official taking authority to himself. It is a bad precedent, and one that can lead to much abuse and bad enforcement. The legislature sets the duties of the state officials and until the legislature sets a definite speed limit we do not believe any official has the right to do so. » * • ~ We see some Republican strategists want to hold the Eisenhower name by making his brother the candidate. If that misses fire, maybe they can find someone named Lincoln. (Memphis Commercial Appeal) BABY BAMTER By BROWN'S DAIRY Did you ask Miss Newly Rich if their hens were laying? She said that were, but that REALLY didn't to! iggs or no eggs, milk is the best wonder drug yet! I bet ya — Anyway tht Itelt tee«W WfH then, it's the test drink, I'll bet yn$ IF DOCTORS GIVE OKAY, 55% OF NATION'S VOTERS SAY THEY WOULD VOTE ' FOR 'EISENHOWER SHOULD HE DECIDE TO HUN IN '5,6 By Kenneth Fink, Director, Princeton Research Service Princeton. N. J.—If his doctors give their okay and President Eisenhower decides to seek fa- election, how do rank and' file" citizens across the U.S.A. feel about his candidacy? . '' ".•Results of .a- United States Poll survey just competed showjtt(at a majority, of the ^nation's voters today say'they would "vote for him for a second ,term despite what they kno'w 'about- his Health. , - • ' About one in three say they Would not. > .. In other words, among, people, with opinions on the matter, those who say .they., would vote for Ike under these conditions '^outnumber those who say they Svquld not by a.jrnargin of,five, to These were the findings when United States Poll staff reporters put the following question to a cross-section of the' riation'S voters: " • "If Eisenhower's doctors say it is all right, and he decides he wants to run in 1956, would you vote for him or-*not?" Would vote for him .-,—-.-55%, Would not -—.;.—^32 • Undecided _.- 13 Highlighting today's sur.vey findings is the fact that more than'" tt)'ree out , of every, five .Independents—those who will 'Hold- the balance of-power in next year's all-important Presidential Election—say they Would vote for-Mr Eisenhower. : . ., INDEPENDENTS ONLY, NATIONWIDE, Would vote, for him :.._ : _i___62% Would . not, :_.-___i'j_ J.'i9 ;' Undecided ....: i—____19 ; r ~-Of--importance,'. too, vis that more than one out of every four "Democrats questioned \jn •' * ne ujrvey sty they would vote for Jim. • .'-,.'• ' • .'.-'. '''' DEMOCRATS ONLY. \ -, NATIONWIDE Would vote for him 27% Would not . . 58 Undecided - ..._15 • •' Among rank and file GOP Ambers, an overwhelming ma.... "V—-more than five- out of every six—today say they would fote for Mr Eisenhower. ""'REPUBLICAN ONLY, . .NATIONWIDE' vote for hJm'"_l:l.'-ll Would not .. 9 Undecided ___._*..• 5 decision to 'run for a ,2nd should his, doctors give :eir ,okay rests with the Presi- judging from today's survey findings, should President Eisenhower decide to run 'again, ne/'Would be a popular candidate. •>The Algona Upper Des Moines presents the reports '/of;, the'.U.S. Poll exclusively in this area. . defv?elojRnient" point of view—this mfeiri's' rnahj''' things, 5 ' buf 'startd* ink 'but afe 'gevlral '•- facts:, that ev^ry child Is differeftt ( . that he t his; owft rate of ;grp,wth, his n deep "needs, a personalily' individual' attd;r uriique in the whole human race. Arid early inj life he wants to try things for himself. ':',;:, :.,'. ..,-..;•;'• ; What will foster this, ind,epen- de;nce? One fact to redqgnize is 'that independence has mean* fhg in relation : to a child's age, What may mean .wholesome development for a child dt one age may be too much, dependence at another age. too .. 'early forcing is; Unwholesome. One basic is a sense of security— -as one father said- recently, "Oh,' call it love, that's what we really mean;" This means that the '.baby has to count on all' : the folks arbtind him for food, for the comfort of dry diapers, for baths, for a Comfortable shift Of position. These furidarhefltals bring the sense of 'security and loye. Soon,^ secure in; his : life, he starts doing things on his own. • He "gets into things," tries to do. much that is beyond his powers. He needs, an environment safe for experimenting, play equipment to tax his physical powers and stimulate his mental life. No one can answer the question of how much independence to allow the growing child except the parents themselves. And they do not find it easy. • One suggestion: let -the child have all the independence he can use constructively, remembering that He needs' .some dependence too — the -sense of security is. essential all alorig the line. For" Us 'all as adults, independence is'nevet; % an absolute goal. Interdependence is a way of life. : Freedom and restraint characterize all constructive liy- ' ' ' " If inarmed , up' sooner; "rs a|0, tppV , . if 'ms 1935 wheh mift<: Algona's famous, , ;authOr, tflveled . , to Hollywood - to ; aelp $|th the work on- produatioil ottft movie on his well'knowri story ! "Tjo Maffy With Love.'?;: it : wts urlderstood Richard •• r=ecei V*% $1600 per week while .working, there besides the '^[JiiiM'jiS* 1 ceived . f rofn "the sale of 'the. sthry hvthe first plaeeV 1 . :W^';'t ; '••'.. * '« » -.-'» , *'-•'• '"•' ••;" ', Justice Hi White handle^ ifitfee court cases and a pair of;. , Wed" din|s during the week. . f sffd oi tences Ijfor* affittittii' lalkr ttfery Week The Altionci !.; '. :-•"•• I •.•/•' •;/''-:> '..'• Upper Des Moines jf's Kossuth Favorite Newspaper lllii THE GARDEN OF TREES Washington — The forest of bare limbs reached toward th" morning sky in a tangle of crazy rhythm. Ernie Rosengarth stood under a coffee tree. His eyes rested on a stately redwood and his lungs sucked in the musty scent of fallen leaves. "You know?" he said finally, "I've got the best job in the world, out here working with these trees." Ernie— or Rosie, as they call him — is the landscape architect of the U.S. Capitol grounds. His 250-acre garden of trees holds virtually every species 'that grows in the temperate zone of the world. You hear or read little about this unique forest. Yet, it costs nearly a quarter million dollar.-, every year to keep it— and its grassy floor — in trim shape. A cruw of 54, including a full lime- tree surgeon, works around the- calendar under Rosie's supervision. « « * We spent the whole morning just meandering through th*e towering lemples on the Hil). Tourists hustled past with not as much as a hod to nature's wondrous show. But the children do notice. "A school youngster once went around and collected a leaf from each type of tree," Rosie recounted,, "and he ended up with IQfi leaves, no two of them alike. "^ Rosie, who glimpsed his first tree- in McKeesport, Penna., 53 years ago, can lell you the history til just about every tree on Capitol x i till. And, in the vein of Joyce Kilmer who wrote a poem about tlu'm, Ro ; ,iu keeps a diary about them — probably the only diary in >the world. tree act. of removed It virtually takes 91 Congress to have a tree reir from Capitol Hill. Wat's because of what happened in 1810. Sen. Simeon Cameron of Pennsylvania, went intu a rage years. that almost splintered the halls of Congress when workmen started to rip down an old tree which they said was ''no longer, useful." Cameron saved the tree. It was later named the Cameron elm in his honor, and. it still stands today. Since then, about once every three years, a tree is dedicated to the memory of a member of Congress. , There are other living memorials, too, like the five flowering crabs in honor of the five Sullivan brothers of Iowa who went down at sea in World War II. Vandals destroyed the fragile monuments and the trees had to be replaced, hut they are thriving new, Ajiother tree, an elm, shields the remains of former Sen. Henry Clay Hanborough, of North Dakota, only person buried on 'Oapitol Hill. No plaque marks the spot where his ashes were placed, for the burial.was rtlade secretly in the dead of aight on Nov. 16, 1933. • « t • The yawning, embracing limbs in this 250-apre garden of trees fprm an outdoor sanctuary 'for* our congressmen. Often, after a jjarticularly trying day, they will slip oyt of their offices to. clear tfijeir minds and refill their hearts along the* breezy wooded slopes. It was Sea, LeveveU pi Massachusetts, who, in 9 self-deprecating mood, 1 once tjaid: ''taws are made fc v foojs tike me, but- only God can make a tree." REWARD Arsonists recently set fire to the 'stale game refuge on South Twin lake. A reward of $100 ha,s been, ofiere4 for iafprinutjoji to, erre$.t a ad con'vicUpn. It At N«w London, Mr and Ben Galloway have bedn married 68 years. He's 95, she's 92. FROM THE FILES OF THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES NOV. 26, 1935 '• « • • » The biggest Christmas gift lookmg;:fiw,.. spred~b~y3S7 business" arid profes-' sional men, had been planned f° r Christmas Eve. A drawing was to decide which lucky person in this area would receive the first prize award of $300 cash. Six other prizes merchandise valued at $500, would go to the next six persons "drawn, and the winners didn't even have ; to be present to collect. The, regular Santa Glaus, complete with free candy for the children, was also on tap during • the \ coming Christmas season, one that, held lots of promise for everyone from nine to 90. * * * Two shotguns, valued over a hundred dollars, were stolen by two well-dressed men from the Kohlhaas and Spilles Hardware store in Algona. • The men were looking at guns and -suddenly made an rapid exit out the front door while all the clerks were busy in the rear of the store. The stolen guns were probably put right to use by the culprits, as 55" the duck and-pheasant 'hunting seasons were in full swing. (In fact, two hunters and a steer had already been shot by others. The men weren't injured seriously, but the steer was shot right in the head.) ---..Movies were really big. With three theaters in operation, Algona had become one of the motion picture meccas of the entire area, and according to a good source, 10,000 persons attended afternoon and evening performances at the three places during a recent Sunday. About the only serious problem confronting theater-goers now was — which one to attend. • . x • * « According |o a careful survey-, 17 percent of all the land in Kossuth • County was owned by insurance companies. The facts and figures were presented during a weekly meeting of the Rotary Club at the hotel Monday noon. Insurance company ownership prevailed mpre commonjy in the northern area of the county than jn the south. . , ' ," Cori} sealing in Kossuih County will start Dec, }. That announcement appeared on the front page pf the UPM. and the story went .on to outjine spepir fications on grade of corn acceptable, etc. Members of the county warehouse board, recently at^ tended a .meeting at Spencer where full information , and instructions on the sealing plan, were outlined. » » * Union i Thanksgiving were planned in Algona. To be held at The Congregational Church, Rev. C, Paul Carlson ot the Presbyteriao church was to deliver the germon. flie services were held wpder the auspices of the ministerial association. *'," »' * We were fix days early Jhis year, (1955) with our three de, belavy zero rgadjng, Back )n J935 they didn'j get &no until Nov. 22, ours came Nov. 16. And FIRE HAZARD START-MANY*LY WEATHEP l?EPAlR WEATHER PERMITS

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