The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 29, 1955 · Page 26
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 26

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, December 29, 1955
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4-AlfeM fffcjf Upptf Bfi Md!n« Thursday, fceimbtr 99, 1fSS 8,000 PERCENT PROFIT A private group is making an 8,000 percent profit from' a public land giveaway as the result of a deal matte 'Under the present administration, a Senate coiUfiiitiee has discovered. The action inyolves disposal of public forest lands and timber. A Portland, Oregon, group filed "gold and silver" mining claims in a national forest in Ore- gon.'Su'ch Claims are supposed to be granted only on proof thSt metals or minerals are present in quantities "commercially mineable." The purpose of this. is to keep fake miners from getting forest lands when their real purpose is to strip off valuable timber. Clareftee A. Davis, present Undersecretary of the Interior, sent an engineer to take samples from" the claim. The samples were then sent to a firm for analysis. This firm by coincidence happened to be acquainted with the group filing the claim. The analysis report said the samples showed high silver and gold content, and the claims were granted, The Oregon group paid $8,045 for these claims. The samples taken for the silver and gold lest, the Senate committee learned, were dumped into a river after the inspection test and cannot be re-examined. Since the granting of the claim, the Oregon group whicli bought the land for $8,045 for "mining purposes" has resold the land for $96,000 and its timber potential is now being worked and has 1 an estimated value of $638,000. Senator W. Kerr Scott, South Carolina, chairman of the senate group, said "as a result of interference in the Interior Dept., weasel-worded legal opinions and questionable sampling and assaying have been substituted for the expert judg-. ment of dedicated government employees in the U. S. Forest Service who opposed this sale of public land." Ayei Senator, and what do we, the people, do now? * * * ' FARM GROUPS SHOULD GET TOGETHER Grundy Cenler Register — A group of farmers • in a southwest Iowa county a few months ago got together and tried to work out some plan by which there could be a stop made to falling farm prices. The movement spread into adjoining counties and soon a new farm organization was formed and they adopted the name of The National Farmers Organization (NFO). The new organization has been extended into Kansas, Nebraska and Mis* souri. It now claims a membership of 35,000. That is a lot of members to join up within a period of a few month's. Most widely known louder in the organization is Din Turner, a republican, a former Iowa governor, and an extensive land owner and practical farmer. NFO is demanding 100 per cent parity and a floor of $20 per cwt. for hogs and $30 per cwt. for cattle. \ The National Farmers Union (NFU), an organization which operates in 27 states and claims a membership of 300,000, is re-organizing in Iowa. 20 years ago the Farmers Union had a large membership in Iowa. That membership has been gradually diminishing, partly because of quarrels among leading members and a few years ago the National Organization took the Farmers Union charter away from what was left of that organization in this state. Now an effort is being made to revive the Farmers Union in Iowa and to build up a membership. The Faimers Union is asking for 90 percent parity for farm prices and floor placed under the price of hogs and cattle. ' In-as-much as the aims of NFO and NFU are about the same, the two organisations should get together. As a united group they would have a much stronger voice in their demands for better government price supports. There is room for two strong farm organizations in Iowa and in the nation. If more than that number try to gain a foothold the organizations will weaken each other and their influence in government. * * * The experienced husband, and a good one, is the fellow who fouls in his pocket everytimc he passes a mail box. n Upper 111 E. Call Street— Phone 1100— Algona, Iowa Entered as second class matter at the postofflce at AU° na - I°wa, under Act of Congres* of _ March 3. 187u _ Issued Thursdays in 1955 By THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Managing Editor C. S. ERLANDER. Advertising Manager NATIONAL EDITORIAL _ UEMBER CIRCULATIONS NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE Weekly Newspaper Representatives, Inc. 930' Broadway, New York 10, N. Y. RATES IN KOSSUTH CO. On* Y«*r. in Advance 1300 Both AfjFi" 1 ? papers, in combination, per year ... J5.00 $yg!§£ftIPT!ON RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One V«»r in tdvance *4.Qf — -•- ' f - —a papers in combination, one year (d.OO lion leu thjn $ month* ADVERTISING RATES ^dvertisuig. per Inch 83c COUNTYNEWSPAPER NEW FARM GROUPS ON THE SCENE Sioux C6urtty Capital — The National Farmers Union—not >the discredited, dis-owned, local, radically-left Fred Stover organization, but the real national association—'is starting a full-fledged educational 'campaign and membership effort in Iowa, i At the same time, the new "National Farm Organization"—whether it lasts or not—has been attracting farmers' attention, and providing them with an avenue for discussion of current problems. Comments of two of Iowa's better known, respected weekly editors on these developments nSake thought-provoking reading: Carl Hamilton at Iowa Falls—"The current situation in which the (Farm) Bureau dominates the situation completely does not provide the public debate on farm issues that might otherwise take place . .,. Properly organized, around substantial farmers/the (Farmers') Union can be of real service in the state of Iowa." Duke Norberg at Albia—" . . . National Farm Organization has served a useful purpose . . . It has provided farmers with a way to exercise three fundamental democratic privileges: Assembly, speech and petition . . . However, it strikes The News as'unusual—and unfortunate—that the established farm' organizations didn't answer the d«sire of farmers to be heard in unison and make NFO unnecessary . . . The fact that they didn't • would indicate the established organizations have become fat and not too flexible, or that they are • functioning from the top down instead of. from the bottom up ..." The fact is .that all over the mid-west, farmers are re-examining their own operations, and the position of the farming industry in the total economy. The gatherings, movements, associations and organizations which facilitate this self-study are bound to get a "big play." It's to the good that these newcomers have appeared on the scene to help in the study, and the charting of agriculture's new directions. * * * HOW TO BE UNPOPULAR Emmelsburg Democrat—We think Mr Herrick and Mr Moyer of the State Department of Public Safety were wrong and presumptious in setting the 65 mph speed limit at night an d we are'pleased the test case at Fort Dodge Was thrown out. Their intentions were good, no'doubt, but we don't believe the people of Iowa'want any state official assuming .authority that belongs with th& legislature. . \ : '. ». It is far fetched, we suppose, but this act of theirs smells of Hitler and all the rest of the dic- Uitors who could seize more and more authority and get by with it because each progressive grab was described as "good for, the people." We don't know why the speed limit was set anyway when the law provides for arresting anyone driving in an unsafe or imprudent manner. This should cover anyone speeding at more than 65 mph at night. It looks to us as If Herrick and Moyer went to too much unnecessary trouble and pains to try to establish a useless speed limit that has earned them more criticism than anything else. * * * REPUBLICAN PROSPERITY Indianola Tribune — Republican politicians hail the "greatest prosperity this country has ever known." Reading the newspapers, we see that General Motoi-s, 1 Ford, DuPont, and many other big corporations are doing right well. Unfortunately farmers arc not sharing in the boom which big business is enjoying. All of this reminds us of the clays of Coolidge and Hoover when farm prices were depressed and industry was still prosperous. In time the farm depression also caused trouble in our industrial cities'? Why is this so?. A lower'net income for farmers means that they will spend less money with local merchants. Gradually goods in stores begin to pile up on the shelves. Merchants will order less from jobbers and manufacturers.,Then the manufacturer's goods begin to pile up and he lays off men. Unemployed men in cities cannot buy much and in this way the vicious circle continues. Many of us learned this lesson during the days of the Hoover Administration. Will the He- publican politicians have to learn it all over again? We believe that Ezra Taft Benson, Republican Secretary of Agriculture, does not represent the interests of the farmers. We also believe that he does not represent the interests of the nation us u whole because his farm policies will eventually plunge the entire country into u depression. * * * WORRY WARTS VINDICATED Paul Wood in Sheldon Mail — Worry Waits are Vindicated according to the Providence Journal. A learned psychiatrist has come to the aid of that much-derided human type,'the Worrier. He says that realistic worry in the face of danger or distress, is the mark of a healthy mind. Not to worry about anything on the contrary, is a danger signal. People who admonish the worrier to "worry about nothing" are actually directing him down the pathway that leads to madness! So look uiit! There is a distinction between realistic worry and the unrealistic and frequently causeless worrying which is automatic with chronic worriers — a form of insurance they take out against trouble to i'onr: which pays a small dividend of relief when Doomsday doesn't at rive. At any rate,'' all hail the vindicated Worry Wart, and his healthful and normal worries! And let Die smug non-worrier beware. He should, one infers, instantly hie liiipsclf to some guud psychiatrist whose bill, when he gets it, will give him something realistic to worrj about and preserve his loitering sanity! The writer personally knows the tendency U> worry, but we are told we carry it too far! ir *• ** A bapgover is something which occupies •!be he-ad you didn't use'the night before. . . >&^&&. A Night With Secretary of Agriculture Benson America's Most Accurate Public Opinioi Poll KEFAUVEJR HOLDS THIN LEAD OVER 'NIXON IN TRIAL HEAT ELECTION By Kenneth Fink, Director, ; Princeton Research Service Princeton, N. J.—Suppose Sen. Estes Kefauver of Tennessee and Vice President Nixon were the rival candidates for President. How would the nation vote if the electioh were held today? The relative strength of .; the two men is revealed in a tt'ial heat election just completed by the United States. ; Poll. •• In this test Sf strength'Demo- crat Kefauver.-leads Republican Nixon by a narrow margin. When United States Poll staff reporters put the following question to a representative cross- section .of: the nation's voters! ' ."Suppose t n e • presidential election were being- held* today. If Vice President Richard Nixon were the Republican candidate and Senator Estes Kefauver of Tennessee were the Democratic candidate, which one would you like to see win—the Republican Nixon or the Democrat Kefauver?" The vote: NATIONWIDE Kefauver 47.6% Nixon 44.4 Undecided 8.0 . With the 8 per cent who said they were undecided eliminated, the vote divides 51.7 per cent for ^ Mr Kofauver and 48.3 per cent for Mr Nixon. It. must be understood that today's poll findings reflect only current sentiment and that much can happen be-' tween now and November, 195R. to change people's minds. It is interesting to note in today's survey that among Independents—the group whose votes may well determine the 1956 outcome in the nation—opinion i.- very closely divided. INDEPENDENTS ONLY, NATIONWIDE Kefauver 44% : Nixon .,- 1 4'5 ' Undecided —,— 11 •Survey findings also show that- 14 out of every 100 Republicans say they would vote for Senatoiv Kefauver. REPUBLICANS ONLY, NATIONWIDE Kefauver 14% Nixon x.^80 Undecided _--- 6 At the same time, Vice President Nixon gets the support of 16 out of every 100 Democrats. DEMOCRATS ONLY, NATIONWIDE Kefauver 76% Nixon -.-16 Undecided 8 The Algona Upper Des Moines presents the reports of the U. S. Poll exclusively in this area. FOLLOW U. S. POLL REPORTS IN THIS NEWSPAPER. 20 EBBS' AGO IN THE home of fid Jufik*fjfteler at Lfrd- yard resulted in a fire that destroyed th« building and most of the Jvrhkemeier's' belongings. Nothing was saVeti fcfceept ft few clothes, dresser, spring and mattress. Among items lost in the blaste were §.0.6 quarts of canned goofls store'd in the basement. Mrs Junkermeier's hand was quite badly burned and she was taken to Swea City for medical treatment. • * • Mayor Cat! £p*Chi of Algona was set to serve as master of ceremonies at trie giant drawing Christmas Eve. First prize, a cash award of $300, was waiting for some lucky person, and for those not quite that lucky, seven other prizes, including a range, living room suite and washer" were also on the give-away list. The draw* ing site was'the Iowa State Bank corner, popular' then and now for such doings. The week's weather report showed that Kossuth county re- "cefved 4M> .inches of snow Dec. 22] Low temperature of the week was a 13 below zero reading Dec. 20. Our reading Dec. 22, 1955, was three degrees below that, and what's more we reached lovyer than 13 below three times during the corresponding week. * * * Loss of .. sheep, cows, calves. hogs, turkeys and chickens, killed by dogs in Kossuth County cost citizens a total of $2,335.50 during the year. Largest claim filed with the county'board of supervisors was for $255. It was figured by many persons that it might be smart to kill many of the dogs and save the taxpayers a lot of money. *•.*,* Algona met Clarion in a football (woops) basketball game and evened its conference mark for the season at 1-1 with a 3310 victory. The game was so rough many fans were yelling for touchdowns instead of baskets much of the lime. Evidently the officials didn't think things got out of hand for only eight fouls were called on Algona during the fray. Bob Post got ten points and Kenny Lynk eight for Algonn. The win gave Algona a 4-1 season record. St. Cecelia's chalked up win number two, a 26-15 verdict over Presentation of Whit- ternore. Ed Thissen tossed in 11 point's to lead the locals. J. C. Skow, Wesley, was again elected to head the Kossuth County Farm Bureau during that organization's annual meeting at Swea City Dec. 20. Ed Youngwirth, Whittemore, vice prfilsi- dent, Charles Osborn, Seneca, secretary, G. P. Hawcott. Burt. treasurer, Mrs Jerry Heetlarid, Lcdy*ard, county home project chairman, and Mrs F. G. Torino, Swea City, county 4-H girls club chairman, were other officers elected. * * * This want ad brought lots oi replies — For sale or trade, Model T.truck and portable' milking machine for 1 horses and cattle. As one'local wag put it, "Boy, what a machine." ceived heft, but it knowledge the Friday tfip Would be the last. * * « i Mthf local eitlMAft ***• »k«*lt- ed when they received IfS^lr monthly light'bill from tMe tlty Quite a hike in cost Wai ^hbted, and the city clerk received fhafiy inquiries as to the reasons. The answer was fairly simple: fewer daylight hours; no sunlight during the day durihg more than half the days in the month; and the bill was for from fouf to seven days more than a The rumbling quieted. Two fiftffillkl* btltilM ti«M up G. C. Geraema Tuesday after* noon 1ft the Lakota btafi«ft.of tft€l Buffalo Center Ttust and SaViftf* Bank, they escaped with $800, which was all eoufttef money. The rest 6f the cash w«is,fft a timtr Vault, following the, robber^ the escape car went east, then north from Lakota. * * * Rededication tCfvieti of lh« Presbyterian Church in Algorta were slated for Sunday. The pro* gram was set fof 2:30 p.m., with two outstanding visiting .ministers as principal speakers! Understand Your Child Spbnsored by feitt* , tf nivmity of lo«r» , Child Wtlfaf* ftMMteh Station - From the files of the Algona Upper Des Moines Dec. 24, 1935 * * * A gasoline explosion in The final train to run'over the Minneapolis & St. Louis tracks into Algona . was slated Friday. No official notice of the discon- the tinuance of service had been r DOING CHORES In a state such as otlrs, any mention of chores invariably suggests the farm with all those duties that have for generations been known as chores. But let's broaden our term to include not only farm chores — milking, feeding and watering animals, gathering the eggs and so on — but also to include the town and city situation as well, for children are everywhere and families ev- everyvVhere have 'chores. For instance, boys might be included in all of these as well as girls: washing dishes, making beds, keeping one's room in order, dusting, answering the telephone, the doorbell — these might be called daily tasks. Then there are the occasional ones: washing windows, mowing the .lawn, raking leaves, burning rubbish, helping with gardening, doing the laun- diy, mending and pressing clothes — make your own list! One of the first things that seems important is the attitude toward the type of work to be done. If work is necessary, if the /particular chores are essential, then these can be done by any- or)e. For whom is the home maintained? For all the family "members, of course, but let's remember that the littlest one in it likes to share in family responsibility, in family chores. Another point: Children are especially sensitive to the "feeling tone" in a family. Along with the feeling of being a member of a cooperating group, a child can and needs to get an idea of the dignity of work. Work isn't a curse: it's a blessing that puts meaning into all life and where can a child learn this better than in a family bound together by ties of love and mutual respect? Along with learning the dignity of work, the child develops self-reliance and ability to take responsibility. And here, as always, we need to remind ourselves that we learn to do by doing. Parents evince a great deal of interest in the idea that a sense, of responsibility is important 'in a child's life. I doubt if any, child will develop it who never does any family chores. StXf lETM At Elgin, Mr and Mrs Albert Schorl have observed their six* ticth wedding anniversary. KILLED Luther Scvertson, of Kelley, was killed in a freak accident as he was having his cattle weighed at a stock yard in Ames. He was standing behind,a gale, when some of the cattle slipped on the ice and fell against the gate, knocking Severlson down. He died almost instantly of a fractured skull. EXPLOSION An air tank at the Farmers elevator at Hubbard exploded recently'. The ends of the tank were blown through the roof. No!;ody hurt. Handy Ivory Fr!., Sot., and Monday For use In holl, both, cellar, nursery, bedroom, stairway, sick room . . . anywhere a night light is needed for safe* ty's sake. Plugs in any socket. Rotating shade. On and Off switch. Ivory plastic only. Buy today at this super special price. Regular 59c Value! DAVIS PAINT ASSOCIATE STORI Mr and Mrs Bill Amon Join Christmas Club Now At HOME FEDERAL Savings & Loan Pay Weekly or Monthly 50c Fpr 50 Weeks $ 25-QQ 1.00 Fpr 50 Weeks $ 5Q.OO 2.00 For 50 Weeks $100.QQ 5.00 for 50 Weeks $250.00 10.00 Fpr 50 Weeks ..-$500.00 Plan Next Christmas Now! 48-49-50-51-52 Chevrolet's taught dynamite * good manners ! With its frisky "Turbo-Fire V8," this Chevrolet is pure dynamite. But it's beautifully mannered, too— quiet, instantly obedient to your slightest signal! Nudge the accelerator and you're aware of the split-second chain reaction of your toe to the "Turbo- Fire"! There's your dynamite— with horsepower ranging up to a high of 205. The car is built for its power, too— with a low, low center of gravity, well distributed weight and wide-apart rear springs. There's your stabiHty, and safer handling! All 4oors have safety latches— and instrument panel padding and seat belts aje available at extra cost, Pirectional signals are standard, Come in and try a new Chevrolet! THC HOT ONES HQ17C* KOSSUTH MOTOR CO. SOUTHWEST OF COURTHOUSE SQUARE PHQNI 3Q9 ' •

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