The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 1, 1955 · Page 58
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 58

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, December 1, 1955
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2-A1f«na (la.) Uppif D« Mftln*» Thursday, December 1, 19SS NEW FARM PROGRAM If reports are true, the Administration is preparing a revised farm program which Will be based on payments for taking land out of production. Right off the bat, this suggestion (or nearly any for that matter) can be punctured as full of holes as a sieve. There is already criticism, as well as support, for the plan. Chief opposition seems to come from the smaller farmer who doesn't have loo much land to take out of production to begin with. If Secretary Benson docs go for this plan, it is an immediate admission that his belief that the "law of supply and demand" will take cart of things, was wrong in the beginning. It also makes it obvious that no further effort or expense is necessary to BRING MORE LAND INTO PRODUCTION, which'is the general idea, coupled with power, for the multi-million dollar program backed by the Administration for Western Colorado — and a gigantic promotion plan down in Florida to bring 700,000 acres into dc- vclopenient through a water control deal, advocated by the big v real estate interests. We still think that a return to 90% of parity at least, is about as sound arid 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 300% Of parity — and at last reports they were averaging 82% of parity. During 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 of 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 may 9e unwise, now that we know the truth, to take lightly the prank at Iowa State College, wherein the Ames police, State of Iowa Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, and college authorities, were temporarily hoaxed by that "bomb" placed in the corridor of a girls' dormitory. However, as we sigh with relief that someone did not seriously mean any damage, and get our second wind, we must admit that whoever perpetrated the "plot" of placing the sawdust "dynamite sticks" in the dormitory might not % deserve an "A" fdr'dep'oftfneTIt, but he'earned an "A" for effort and ingenuity. •„. ._, . „; That young man, with energy placed in move practical and useful channels, could go far. * * * These city, or large county seat editors who say that farm prices and conditions aren't anything tp worry about, probably have never strayed any closer to a farm or a field than their own back yard swectcorn patch. They seem to have no idea of what it takes to run a farm in this mechanized day. (Swca City •Herald) ' >. ui Upper' pics ,jjfifomcs 111 E. Call Street—Phone 1100—Algona, Iowa Entered as second class matter at the postoftice at Alcona. Iowa, under Act of Congress of March 3. 1879. ; .. Issued Thursdays in 1955 By THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Managing Editor C. S. ERLANDER, 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 13.00 Both Algona papers, in combination, per year -., $5.00 Single Copies lOc SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year In advance 14.01 Both Algona papers in combination, ona year ... ftf.OO No subscription less than 6 months. ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per inch 83c OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER STRICTLY BUSINESS HE SPEAKS FOR LIBERTY "Our Bill of Rights, the most precious part of our legal heritage, is under subtle and pervasive attack," Chief Justice Earl Warren points out in a recent article. The Bill of Rights is the first of 10 amendments to the Constitution, guaranteeing freedom of speech, press, religion and assembly, the.right to clue process of law, and other liberties won by hard battles against tyranny. The Chief Justice declares that "in the struggle between our world and Communism, the temptation to imitate totalitarian security methods must be resisted day by duy. Already the security programs set up to protect the Federal government have been extended to the point where 8 million Americans must undergo them. The Bill of Rights 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 think 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 what do we do? Buy $85,000,000 worth of. pork on the open market. How much of that $85,000,000 gets ;o 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 consumer 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 twice: first in taves for the $85,000,000 and second in higher meat prices. * * * 21/2% TAX A NUISANCE . Sheldon Mail — We would like to add our voice to the chorus of protest against the 2Vi% 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 alter it has gone on for a protracted period, something like the old Chinese method of torture which cpnsisted 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 {Jet 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 IWr tax th,at they will welcome a change to 3'7< later on! * * * TAKES TOO MUCH AUTHORITY * Humboldt Republican — Public Safety Commissioner Clinton Moycr has set a speed limit, beginning December 1st, of 65 miles per hour lor night driving. He claims that the Iowa law says that a car must be under control "for tin- safe assured distance" ahead and that a*iy speed over 05 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 tp 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 fche 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 Eh-enhowei name by making his brother the candidt'tc. If that, misses fire, maybe they can find someone numed Lincoln. (Memphis Commercial Appeal) "I'm tired working for Iwb bflsses—the oti« before he'* had his coffee and the one after!" Understand Your Child * SpeftMted by Slate University of Iowa Child W«if«f§ Research SJatien America's Most Accurate Public Opinioi Poll IF DOCTORS GIVE OKAY, 55% OF NATION'S VOTERS SAY THEY WOULD VOTE FOR EISENHOWER SHOULD HE DECIDE TO HUN IN '56 By Kenneth Fink, Director, Princeton Research Service Princeton. N. J.—If his doctors give their okay and President Eisenhower decides to seek reelection, how do rank and file citizens across the U.S.A. feel about his candidacy? Results of a United States Poll survey just completed -show'that a majority d'f'the nation's voters today say they would vote for him for a second term despite what they know 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 Vouid-,nqjL:by. .a,margin of .five to threer These were the findings when United States Poll staff reporters put the following question to a cross-section of the nation'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 findings is the fact that more than three 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 62% Would not 19 Undecided 19 . Of importance, too, is that more than one out of every four Democrats questioned in the survey sliy they would vote for Jjim. DEMOCRATS ONLY. NATIONWIDE Would vote for him 27% Would not 58 Undecided 15 Among rank and file GOP members, an overwhelming majority—more than five out of every six—today say they would Vote for Mr Eisenhower. REPUBLICAN ONLY, ._. - NATIONWIDE , . . Would vote for him 86% Would not 9 Undecided 5 The decision to run for a 2nd term should his doctors give their okay rests with the President. But judging from today's survey findings, should President Eisenhower decide to run again, he would be a popular candidate. The Algona Upper Des Moines presents the reports of the U.S. CHILDREN WANT INDEPENDENCE: Fifty years ago the young child who (insisted on trying out things was often called "bad." But today we talk of a "child development" point of view—this means many things, but standing out are several facts: that every child is different, that he has his own rate of growth, his own deep needs, a personality individual and unique in the whole human race. And early in life he wants to try things for himself. What will foster this independence? One fact to recognize is that ^independence has meaning in relation to a child's age. What may mean wholesome development for a child at 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 around him for food, for the comfort of dry diapers, for baths, fov a comfortable shift of position. These fundamentals bring the sense of security and love. 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. along the line. For us till as adults, independence is never an absolute goal. Interdependence is a way of life. Freedom and restraint characterize all constructive living. it warmed up sooner after that one 20 years ago, UKX It doesn't seem possible, but it was 1935 when Richard Sherman, Algona's famous author, traveled to Hollywood to help with the work oh production of a movie on his well-known story "To Marry With Love." It was understood Richard received $1,500 per week 'while working there besides the sum he received from the sale of the story in the first place. « * * Justice 'Hi White handled three court cases and a pair of wed' dings during the week. Two ol the courl cases resulted itt men getting 30 day jail sentences after being found . guilty of drunkenness. THERE'S A REASON WHY More and More Folks Every Week Are Subscribing To . . . » The Algona Upper Des Moines It's Kossuth County's Favorite Newspaper 20 TC5RS AGO IN THK Highlighting today's survey Poll exclusively in this area. Looking for. . .NEW CAR ? SERVICE STATION? AUTOREEA1R? THE GARDEN OF TREES of BABY BANTER B Did you ask Miss Newly Rich if iheir hens were laying? BROWN'S DAIRY She said ihal Ihey were, but that they REALLY didn't have to! Eggs or no eggs, milk is the best wonder drutf yet! I bet ya tfe* best food! Well then, it's the best drink, I'll bet ya! Anyway Washington — The forest 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 /.one of the world. You hea} - 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 crew of 54, including a full time tree surgeon, works around the cajendar under Hosie's supervision. ' ' * * * We spent the whole morning just meandering through the towering temples on the Hill. Tourists hustled past with not as much as a nod to nature's wonclrous show. l^ut 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 lOtj leaves, no two of them alike." Rusie, who glimpsed his first tree in McKcesport, Penna., 55 years ago, can tell you the history of just about every tree on Capitol Hill. v And, in the vein of Joyce Kilmer who wrote a poem about them, Ko.~ie keeps a diary about them — probably ihe only tree diary in the world. It virtually takes an act of Congress to have a tree removed I rum Capitol Hill. That's because of what happened in Ib70. Sen. Simeon 0;ur,'T >n of L nnsvlvam.i. wuii into a \\\><<: 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 hi.s honor, and it still stands today. Since then, about once every three years, a tree is dedicated to the memory of a member ol Congress. There are other living mem- oriels, too, like the five flowering crabs in honor of the five Sulliyan brothers of Iowa who went down at sea in World War II. Vandals destroyed the fragile monuments and the trees had to be replaced, but they are thriving now. Another tree, an elm, shields the remains of former Sen. Henry Clay Hanborough, of North Dakota, only person buried on Capitol Hill. No plaque marks the spot where his ashes were placed, for the burial was made secretly in the dead of night on Nov. 16, 1933. » * • The yawning, embracing limbs in this 250-acre garden of trees fonv an outdoor sanctuary for our congressmen. Often, after a particularly trying day, they will slip out of their offices to clear their minds and refill their hearts along the breezy wooded sjopes. It was Sen. Leverett Saltonstall, of Massachusetts, who, in a' self-deprecating mood, once said: ."Laws are made by fools like me, but only God can make a tree." REWARD Arsonists recently set lire to the stale game refuge on South Twin Juki-. A reward of $100 has been ullercd fur information leading to arrest and conviction. 68 YEARS • At New London, Mr and Mrs Ben Galloway have been married 68 years. He's 95, she's 92. At Mediapolis, the Arthur Luck- onbills have been married 110 years. FROM THE FILES OF THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES NOV. 26, 1935 ' * » # The " biggest Christmas gift party in Algonals history,, sponsored by 87 business and professional men, had been planned for Christmas Eve. A drawing was to decide which lucky person in this area would receive the first prize award of $300 cash. Six other pri/.es merehandi.^ valued at S.iOO, would go to the next six persons drawn, and the winners didn't even have to be present to collect. Tin: regular Santa Claus, 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 the duck and pheasant hunting seasons were in full swing. (In fact, two hunters and a steer had already been .shot by othor>. The men weren't injured seriously, but the steer was shot rignt 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 perform- | ancss at the three places during ' a recent Sunday. About the only serious problem confronting theater-goers now was — which one to attend. * • • « According to a careful survey, 17 percent of all the land in Kossuth County was owned by ins urance companies. The facts and figures were presented during a weekly meeting of the Rotary Club at the hotel Monday noon, in.-urance company ownership prevailed more commonly in northern area of the county than in the south. * * » Corn sealing in Kossuth County will start Dec. 1. That announcement appeared on the front page of the UDM, and the story went on to outline specifications on grade of corn acceptable, etc. Members of the county warehouse board recently attended a meeting at Spencer where full information and instructions on the sealing plan were outlined. * * 9 Union Thanksgiving services were planned in Algona. To be held at The Congregational Church. Rev. C. Paul Carlson oi the Presbyterian church was to deliver the sermon. The .services were held under the auspices of the ministerial association. * * » We were six days early this year (1955) with our three degrees below zero reading. Back in 1035 they Hidn't got one until Nov. 22, our.- came Nov. lli. And YELLOW POINTERS CHIMNEY FIRE HAZARD SPARKS FROM FAULTY CHIMNEYS START MANY COSTLY FARM FIRES, CHECK YOUR CU/MNZY &EFOR£ IT ISTOOLATE, I CLEAN CHIMNEV, FURNACE, PIPE BEFORE COLD WEATHER. •WEATHER PERMITS, CHECK FOB SOUND FLASHING AROUND WOFJUNCTION. , REPLACE SOFT CHIMNEY MORTAR, U#5E BRICKS Kossuth Mutual Insurance Assn. LOU $C'JFFHAM, Sec'y.

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