The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 8, 1955 · Page 62
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 62

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, December 8, 1955
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2-Al§«mti (Ic.) Upper 0** Moinfts Thursday, December &, EZRA BENSON AND IOWA G.O.P. THE ADVERTISING DOLLAR Secretary of •Agriculture Ezra Benson during the past few months as farm income has steadily declined has always had one good retort to fall back on. and he has used it frequently. He lias frequently stated that much of the storm from the farm belt is being stirred up by disgruntled . Democrats, and by inference has left the impression that things arcii't nearly as bad as these Democrats would have him believe. But Ezra will have to find a new retort, so far as Iowa is concerned. Republican Congressman H. R. Gross of Waterloo has been on him for sometime to "do something" about farm prices. Ex-Republican Governor Dan Tinner suggested that Ezra resign. Republican Congressman Karl LeCumptc only a few weeks ago came out with a public letter to Benson asking for some fast action to help the farmer. Governor Leo Hoegh. Republican, made a trip to Washington and sat in with Ezra and urged him to authorize' spending from 500 million to one billion to bolster hog prices if necessary. And now, even stalwart Republican Senator Bourke Hickcnlooper has rjomu for.tli with a program which he hopes Ezra will adopt, and which proposes a premium payment to every farmer taking an old sow to market. None of these gentlemen happen to be Democrats. They are all good, solid Republicans. Ami we don't want to hear Ezra letting off any more steam about "the Democrats stining up trouble in the farm belt." « * « NATIONAL PARK GIVE-AWAY Anyone who lias visited (and most have) the better known national parks in the country, has wondered often how they were operated, and why prices were so high and accommodations were no poor. The answer in the case of Yellowstone Park is the Yellowstone Park Co. which has a government permit for a monopoly of eating and lodging in the park. The company has just announced it will spend 14 million in Yellowstone before the 1956 season. Nobody reported just what that would mean in terms of what prices they would charge. The national parks belong to everyone, but the franchise-holders have the real gold mines. * * * The Hampton. Chronicle says that "now the Democrats are blaming President Eisenhower's brother (Milton) for the action taken by Secretary Benson on the farm program." To which we can only say that the Hampton editor must be unfamiliar with the fact that Brother Milton is one • of the chief advisors in the department of agriculture, and that the farm program (or lack of one) is being condemned from all quarters and not by any one political segment. Pull your head out of the sand, Torn. A neighbor is someone cupful til sugar for an earful who'll exchange of gossip. Upper JDcs 111 E. Call Street—Phone 1100—Algona, Iowa entered as second class matter at the postoffice at Algona, Iowa, under Act of Congress of March 3. 187!) Issued Thursdays in 1955 By THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Managing Editor C. S. ERLANDER, Advertising Manager N_AT IONAL EDITORIAL MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE Weekly Newspaper Representatives, Inc. 920 Broadway, New York JO, N. Y. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO. One Year, in adviiiu-e Both Alguna p.ipeis, in Single Copies $3 OK inbination, per year ... J5 >io - - 10e- SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year in advance J4 01 Both Algona papers in combination. one'Veaf $600 No subscription less than 6 months. ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per inch B3c OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER A survey W;IK made recently which purported to show th;it at nny given time, no more than 2.3r-r of radios are tuned to any one station. Often the percentage was less: 2.1?'"! was the highest shown in the survey. If a newspaper's ads reached only 2.3% of the population potential in its area it would indeed be a poor advertising medium. There is one thing about the circulation of a newspaper, especially one that is a member of ABC (Audited Bureau of Circulations). You can tell exactly at any given time just how many papers are produced, where they go, and how many are being paid for. There is no other advertising medium that can make the same offer or prove the same point. Kven with circulars or handbills there is no guarantee that they go into a home or are read. There is that certainly with a newspaper — and only a newspaper. Off and on, new mediums come along that seek the advertising dollar; for a time, when the novelty is new, and the .sales talk strong, they may run "hot" but when the novelty wears off and the sales results arc counted, the good, old newspaper with real circulation value stand up and be Counted always proves -— and most economical — advertising reliable that can the best medium. WHAT'S HIGH — WHAT'S RIGID Iowa Falls Citizen — This newspaper has never lashed itself to the mast 'with regard to rigid price support or flexible price supports or 90 -percent of parity versus some lower level. Nevertheless we do think that the term "high rigid" pried. support has came tei have' an unfair and unfortunate ceinnotation. particularly with city consumers. "High rigid" price supports are generally associated with those which .provide crop loans at 00 percent e>f parity. - In that inspect these: "high rigid" price supports are neit high. They are at 90 percent of parity which is still 10 percent below what both political parties and Americans generally have come to regard as equality for agriculture. Furthermore; they are not "rigid" because they fluctuate as parity fluctuates. If the prices that farmers have to pay decline, the price supports decline proportiematcly. In short, high rigid price supports are not nearly so high nor nearly so rigid as the headlines would make us believe. That does not necessarly mean, however, that they are the whole and complete answer to our farm problem. * * * NEED MEAT-TYPE HOGS Northwood Anchor — No one can lift himself by his own bootstraps — and a fanner can't, single- handedly. boost the price level of hogs. A farmer can, however, gel a premium price for bis hogs (and any other product) .by producing a premium product anel marketing it right. However we 1 dislike bad times, we must admit that bad time 1 :; force us te> tighten our belts and increase the efficiency e>i! our operations. In the case of the heigs, the low current market may drive home to more Carmen's the need for meaty, not lardy pig.s, and for careful selling. Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Benson is a versatile ft-llow, at that. He recently performed the marriage ceremony for his 21 year-old daughter. Seems Exra, as a member of the Meirmon church's council e>f twelve, can double as a preacher anytime he chooses. There are some who wish he weaild devote more lime to marrying and less to agriculture. * * * The English are hard to beat, in almost everything. We note that the Marquess of Che>lmonde- le\v (pronounceel Churnley) has broken his silence 1 of Uli years in the House- of Lords. Ik' spe)ke four minutes in support of legislation to exterminate the rabbit, alter sitting silent 'for 32 years . . . nothing queer about Gooet Olel Chumley! + * * Some New York Republicans boom Tom Dewey lor Preside-ill. It's ejiily fair. A whole new ge-nerafion of voters has e-ome' up who never had the opportunity to vole against Dewey. — FUlcher Knebel. »• * * STATE OF THE NATION: Washington, D.C. (AP) — - An agriculluiv deparlmenl economist said Monday the- curre-nl economic sejuee/e 1 em the nation's farmers is likely to gel a little tighter nexi ye-ar. » * * "It's not the work I enjoy," said the cab driver, "it's the people 1 run into." — U. S. COAST GUARD MAGAZINE. From the files oi lh« Algona Upper Des Mdinet Dee. 3, 1935 * «< * The final city council meeting in November was plenty bri$l& Delayed one night due to Thanksgiving, all councilmen were pve-. sent and ready to go to work. .The only business presented was the: approval and payment of the city bills — and everyone had gone home by 9 p.m. Undoubtedly one eif the shortest city get-togethfers in history. * * • Fred Geigel, well-known IrV- ington man, now a resident of Algona, had become famous as a producer of top-flight corn. He won fifth place with 10 ars of his yellow corn at the International Livestock Show in Chicago, the same cars that won first place at the Waterloo Dairy Cattle Congress a week earlier. Fred placed at or near the top regularly at corn shows all over the midwest. • « • A contract for paving high way 18 from Wesley east across the new cutoff inte> Hutchins was awarded last week for $107,996. The four and one half miles wojjlc! cut out two railroad i,crejss- ings and four dangerdus' cefrners, undoubtedly well worth the price. * * * More proof the country wa* pulling out of its slump. Th'f underwent appendectomies. Tuesday and Friday were the only days someorie didn't lose ah ajji Itendix, but a food supply of sUf- itcal patients ktefrt the e'p*tatift| fjbom busy, evert oft tfiose Two days. -•'/«« Fifty iufk*y», 74 duck* and IS geese, plus a number of hams and paeons went to lucky "persbfis in attendance at the afinual feather barty at the Legion Hall. Jim Pool, manager of'* the Bbtsfbrd Lumberyard, was lucikier than Jhe rest. He took home the $10 tash award. ... » * » , . ^ — —— •» •••»»-• fu^+ office have been delayed for the umpteenth time. A letter, received by Postmaster Wade Sullivan} advised that all bids opened Nov. 5 had been rejected. He was also told in the,letter the' plans aM specifications were to be revised aftd new bids advertised for in the near future. Must have been a little red tape involved, even irt those days. » * * the Butt fir* deptflmeni afts-' were'd a call to the Ray Mcwhorter tenant farm to battte a blaze in the garage. A car, owned by the tenant, Orie Peterson, backfired and started the blaze. The car aftd garage both went up in smoke. Insurance coverage Was partial. America's Most Accurate Public Opittiei Poll cognizing that it is normal may help. , , A contest of wills is not called for. Give the child things over which he can exercise his own control, and give him a choice wherever possible, being sure it is an honest choice. But there are many choices he can make and it helps tide him over these negative days if parents use some ingenuity about them. If parents can make an extra effort to be consistent during this period, it will help. Insisting on his washing his hands one day and giving in to his "No" another day will only confuse him. The "No" of a child is sometimes a bid for attention. Our children need attention as they need food—if the parent meets this need for attention in a posi- five way, the small person will not use negative means to get it. A good laugh over some nonsense rhymes or some funny happening often helps the child at this x time. Certainly, horrified attention and treating hint as a naughty boy are not called for. One comforting thought: it is a phase through which most chil- pass quite soon. county spent $2,000 less for pooi" relief during the month of Oct., 1935, than during the same month in 1934, according to fi-; gures released by Fred ZwteflSl, 1 overseer of relief. OnJy $2,199.28 was spent in 1935. * * » The yearly auio license rush was on and the county treasurer's office wjas flooded with persons anxious to install the new blue and white plates for 1936. One of the biggest pieces of business for the treasurer came from license buyers interested in getting favorite numbers on their plates. Included in this group were seven who wanted their telephone numbers behind the usual 55. * * * Three hundred and ninety dollars had been subscirbed during the Red Cross drive in Algona. Biggest share of the total came from businessmen who pitched $197.60 into the coffers. J. F. Ov- ennyer was city chairman. • • • • - • Tiionka was on lop in the boys, standings and Seneca led the giuls race after the*, first, ' two weeks of competition in ' the North Kossuth' Basketball Conference. The Indians had proved the big surprise of the loop in grabbing its first two games,"and had impressed the fans with their top-flight brand of basketball, • ••_•.» • i Thr,ee Iragedies, iwo involving infants, shocked the countv. A little West Bend boy met death under the wheels of his father's truck, a three month old infant suffocated after pulling the blankets over his head at Wesley, arid Lakota man was found dead in his workshop, a victim of carbon monoxide fumes. e * » A record had been set at the Kossuth Hospital during the past seven days. Thirteen persons entered the hospital for various reasons, and six of the patients STEVEKSOM LEADS NIXON IN NATIONWIDE PRESIDENTIAL TftitAL HEAT ELECTION By Kenneth Fink, Director; Princeton Research Service Princeton, N. J. — How would ^Citizens across the U.S.A. vote to-day for .President if former Illi r [hois'• Governor Adlai Stevenson were" the Democratic Presidential candidate and Vice President 'JNixon were the Republican? Re- .SUlts of Jthe latest United States Poll survey findings indicate that the 1932 Democratic Presidential candidate would win over his .Republican opponent. When U. S. :Poll staff reporters put the following question to a representative cross-section of the nation's voters: "Suppose the' Presidential election were being held today. K Vice President Nixon were the Republican; candidate • and former Governor Adlai Stevenson were the Democratic candidate, which one would you like to see win — the Republican Nixon or the Democrat Stevenson?" ; '•'.•''••' The results: NATIONWIDE Stevenson l._'_._^.51.2% Nixort 1 ._ __._i..._44.4 Undecided __•_> ?_•_£.-.:• 4.4 With the 4.4% who said they' were undecided ieliminated, the vote divides 53.6 per 'cent for- Mr Stevenson and 46.4. per cent for Mr Nixon. Highlighting today's survey findings is the fact that Independents — the group that will decide the winner .in next November's Presidential 1 , election—divide exactly evenly be- tween the two candidates. * INDEPENDENTS, ONLY NATIONWIDE Stevenson 46% Nixon 46 Undecided R Survey findings also show that 12 out of every 100 Republicans questioned in the survey say they would vote for Democratic candidate Stevenson. REPUBLICANS ONLY, NATIONWIDE Stevenson 12% Nixon 84 Undecided '_ 4 At the same time, Vice President Nixon also gets the support of 12 out of every 100 Democratic voters. DEMOCATS ONLY, , NATIONWIDE Stevenson 8f>% Nixon i^ 12 Undecided 3 . lit this trial heat election, there are a number of factors that must be kept in mind. " 1. All sampling surveys are subject to a margin of error, which' 'in the case of Princeton Research Service has averaged about 3 percentage points. 2. A trial heat election nearly a year ;in advance of ah' election reflects the popularity of the candidate somewhat more than it does the popularity of the parties. In all Presidential elections, both candidate popularity and party affiliation are, important. 3. "It must "be understood that today's trial iheat election reflects only current sentiment and that much can happen between now and next November. The Upper Des Moines present? the reports 'ot the United States Poll exclusively in this area. Sponsored by Slate University of Iowa Child Welfare Research Station THE "NO, NO" STAGE Somewhere between two and iouy years develops the "No, no" stage. While the baby is young we do not give many directions. But as soon as he understands language we begin to tell him to do -this or to do that. r : During the few months sometimes called the "suggestible" age, he does willingly what we ask. But comes a day when his own ideas develop. He can't put it into words, but he wonders if he has any control ovtr his body. He is feeling keenly the urge to independent behavior. The "I am I" is beginning to be felt. So, one day he says. "No! No!" when asked to do something. Recognized for what it is, this need not disconcert the parent. It is not disobedience at all but the small person's attempt to experiment with his ability to make decisions for himself. While it takes patience and skill to guide the child through this phase, re- Farm Chatier . . . WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Ezra Benson. .Washington's No. 1 man of controversy, is getting all sorts of propositions lately. Most, urgent are those for him to resign because income of the" farmer is going to Ihe dogs. And then there's the proposition to run for President . . . According to the National Fanners Union, it is the Pew family, owners of Sun Oil Company, who are behind Benson's^ "boom." The union, in its newsletter last week, hinted that the Pews, who once bossed Pennsylvania Republicans, have offered Benson "very solid financial backing" if he ran for President or Vice President. farmer . . . * * * Somebody else suggested that tin- country let President Eisenhower retire to Gettysburg exclusively for farming for three months. Then, when he'd gel hack to assuming the Presidency acain, they said, he would join the rest of the country's farmers in riding herd on the Agriculture secreta- All many well' sense, many goat speculation aside, there ;rre who sympathize with tin; meanim; Mormon. In a they say. it's a ease of too hogs making Benson the Usher Burdick, Republican congressman of North Dakota ahd Benson's hottest enemy, ha? come up with a solution to help out Benson with those skidding hog prices. Burdick would convert all dieters to hard-working laborer.-. One good healthy laborer, he- points out, is as good a pork customer as ten diet followers. A "good healthy laborer." Burdick figures, can consume- the equivalent of 50 pounds of hve-w< iyht hoes a day. Well, once the dieters would be converted, the pork surplus would soon disappear — and prices would rise again for the Anolher farmer has become conspicuous on the national sceno —- but in this cn.*ir it was because of his absence. (leorgo Lender, young poultiv- man of Pennsylvania, is bemt; lalki'd about unkindly in Rt-pub- I j lican circle;: fur failing to i:vt-<-t Ik-.- on tin' President's ret urn to Gettysburg. Leader's chicken farm is ;i hog's hoik; (rom Ike's place, and thf in;i!i didn't even come bv to sav. "Hi. Neighbor." The absence wasn't bc<;,',s<j Leader happi r.s to be a Dctnr:r:-:it, '--.-iv th" Ri nubliran? Fnr. no mat- I !(.•:• wltjit the narty affiliation, it \ if (inditional for the govern'.: of ! a .-.'iiite to bv n;i hand for welcome 1 ! cereinniin-s. for a President, such I as at Gettysburg. 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