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Mis' tiluih . it', universally '' v •" : -*±'<#t\*&&x;-'-- "*''*jf*? ffiUP?"^"*™ i; jf^iS^*(; P """ i *?**^ T ^**" • «*'-•- " v» *,v- ,i.™*»..' -* «**v* ^BgMK!?!M^l^i^l^l;if|rrrl' ; year$''that followed,-have a ^--ff ( ^ff- il !^' : ^^^^if^''- : 'M^^^^^ ^d 'ekb'erierides of 'those times, .to ,...-^^diMfll^ft^hK^f^^^ll^^t^ire some government '.'experts 1 !' deny- :^e-^^^;^o;;s«-^aMe|*:|p^; :/;tTOv|&::|&sperity is basic' to the nation's, pro- ti^i-,,-^.4, :*^,_,^*i.,, J , ra *^-|^-•:;|i,^''|Sf^^ lit i cianSi . backed by industrialists ""**' "?;WHo^WC|^aike tb believe we have; "graduatfed" «|ht:; '.|e||ide)ice ; on the soil, are' noW pentini ; ^ifh%ew ajtioms. • .jb| | th.&^bttgrifetnen ^ ': 6 Sthe 'proposition that 'the most important is, the dollar ..that can, be that tlie ih'r', riaye saved when 'their income' : tak;'Waf !I^ SH^se dollars; ar,e supposed'; to" provide ^ ' |tt;;u^ i3|^ riaye ^ ieal; Jo^tutt^ oil ''' ' griu's ,is ^eqiiire'd to fore- Empire farmers'will'reacY to advo- tne Machinery and .buildings for ,more- highly/paid Industrial Workers. Until ndw,' no r > one has ; beeji concerned with what will be. done with the products that these facilities produce — unti da|fes : j(« f Jthe;-vpreseht -program, EquaUy important now > they .could sell them to the farmers and .to '' ' yoCis" of /businessmeri ''who ?re • ^Iredtly af- , ,,,by..depressedJa^r/n prices •— theyXyili make a large dent in the^-ivory, tower philosophy of .eastern agriculture "experts." I? Aiken has also attacked ithe soil bank program proposed \by.rneh: r -'.of: both ^parties, "warning his fellbtv Republicans not to try to out-promise the Democrats. Here again, he would have been wiser to ippen his eyes 5 to the ^problems of our farmers be|()re ^he; opened his ^rnouth. There was only one pafct of ;his'recent' statement that will have the syfhpatriy-'Of \Corh-Belt: voters—he urged his party tO,fshow.,by their actions that their promises were 'not-empty.''' ; '; ; ",'"'/ :•''.,' : ."'... the people who depend on the farmers fc/r standard of lining! '* Just as surely as this new proposition is false 1 , the effects of the old axipm will Soon be felt, Automobiles may reach an all-tim6 high in ^production — we wonder who, will buy them? It niay take six months or even a year but the present depressed farm prices will have their effect on industry. No one kno;ws better than our farmers what is needed to correct the' situation. They do not expect to be '^bailed out" from a predicament that is partially^ of their own making. They do expect leadership from our government in making the cutbacks that are absolutely necessary in ;lnghamV,Helett: , . t . T. Peterson; afid >n. Poiir lilher "Hose listed. . . .. tat ; $1§7,600 Md tblihg ,tina6if 1 Sedrjttfry suw/eyf Jive ' ' 261 in scbfihfe fiVe e' bfahcH bank basketballgames; ?n -' fou'r "^-"•*'*"' t averages in those days Academy-'facked of . Whittenipre v Bfittlc, in fact, 1 102 ' Jtl petition whi6h v/a's,,4eritj-t6 : 6f :lfcers of. thd "FiM| : *lWs;t' snd Savings Bank at ^i*mStfdffg' last OOhs'eht : : 6f '-$i6 't siate bihking department ttfe^essary before the' could be established; ' * . :A Ledyiard. G6mmer, reportM itJie ^ sto'rage battery,' v;£)'od ! i^w,' axe M|d gas from 'his autbmobilb P*i % day night.- ' The thieved were quite brave, as the car was parked in the driveway ,of the Com' ' , riier place at; the- timei T •-;. r : « :• .r,*.;/ !-:»,; , : j.Aikehi?or .anyone who is interested in our pork and beef production. They do not expect to l*tlf\rt*fe -' Qf>rtTtftVV»tr ' nml1r4 l*n**n winirl n ' «. *t-. n 44-«_ «™, 1 1 _*.. 1 1 _._* ._ 1_ _ ' V * . J* V . r '.'*'* nation's; economy ,.' could have .made , a better appraisal /of 'the-'farm^situation if jhe would have be saved from bankruptcy by government' doles. They do expect our government to invest "tax |q&ked'baekionly, IS'years to )941. In that year funds more realistically — to benefit'the .family '*/. accepted 'as jsbund economics that for every dollar earned , ; iby our farmers, seve,n dollars would be vthe amount :bf increase in business realized by hianufaqturers and retailers. The porqllary of this jixiom 4s;Jis follpw.s; For every dollar lost by our farmers, maaufacturers and retailers will, lose •> TJhe .memory of the depression years was still . 'farmer who complies in letter and in- spirit with acreage allotments. •--.,, , It matters not to our farmers who finds these solutions. It is not a question of whether Secretary Benson stays on. .The question; will be > '"Who will put the importance of agriculture income in its proper place — „ first before all others •— and when?" . . ; ' IOWA GROWTH FALLING ;OFF > , iNorihyrpo'd. Anchpr— The U. S. census bureau says that -Iowa gained .1.7 per cent in population in f four years. Off hand that sounds good — but compare it to ; the' national gain of 7 per cent and it (becomes .evident >that, cpmparitivojjy, our .state is'j|alling behind^national growth. ; ••« *' The actual gain in number ,pf residents in the past four years is 44,000. However, there were 318,354 births in Iowa in the four years; only 132,008 deaths. That leaves a plus .balance of 186,346. If we have only 44,000 more residents, what happened to the other 142,346? The answer: They've moved away. They've gone to other states which seerned to offer greater opportunity. Iowa has lost, in only four years, not quite as many people as live in Des Moines — but more than live in any other city in the state. This means that there are 142,346 fewer customers for our stores, 142,346 fewer local customers for the products of Iowa farms and factories than we might have had if these folks had 'stayed in Iowa. And, had they stayed here, they also could have contributed to production (and wealth) in the state, Northwood has lost residents to other states every year, just like most other towns in the state. * * * Dear Old Mom has never understood football or baseball, says an observer, but she adores basketball,, where the rules for spectators are so snnplo. The man blows a whislc and you boo. » ' t » The doctor; says lhal your sneeze travels at the rate of 200 miles an hour. Studies show that secretions from the throat and the mouth are thrown out eight feet when talking, twelve to fifteen feet when coughing, and twenty feet when sneezing. Upper pcs JHotnes 111 E. Call Street— Phone 1100— Algona, Iowa Entered as second class matter at the poi'.oliice at Aleona, Iowa, under Act o£ Congress ot March 3. 1B7U _ Issued Thursdays in 1955 By THE VPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R, B. WALLER, Managing Editor C. S. ERLANDER, Advertising Manager AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS . ' NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE , VVejekJy Newspaper Representatives, Inc. $20 Broadway, New York 10, N. Y. RATES IN KOSSUTH CO. Year, jn advance ------ ............. '„_„._ »no 00 ? 'Papers, in combination, per year "I »s'on opies ........................ . .......... .. ioc RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH . ion, one th*. RATES , p*r inch .......... . ............... . .......... ... . Msyjf» Iji comtlnation, one year ___ fcj.00 ofllejs than 6 month*. LOSING TRACK OF TAXES ,-•<•• Harlan Tribune — Don Shasteen, ^World- Herald writer in charge of that newspaper's Des Moines bureau, writes: It's small wonder taxes are a sizzling political issue, in Iowa. There are so many different types oftstate taxes that officials can't remember them all. "I couldn't tell you the number without getting an adding machine" said Leon Miller of Knoxville, a member of the State Tax Commission. I'll have to go to the books to name them all, and then I'll probably leave some out." The maze of state taxes presents a problem somewhat frustrating to the populace when the legislature meets. . . IF the lawmakers decide the state needs more money, they increase each of many taxes a little bit and come up with a lot of revenue. They did that this year and even the Tax Commission at this point does not know just how much additional revenue will come from it. Lack of control at the state level is just the opposite _of the local level, where the one tax that amounts to anything is the property tax. . Tax 1 officials here point out that Nebraska by comparison has escaped the confusions that can lead to wild spending on the state level by making one tax, the property tux, carry most of the state- government financing burden. For example, one Iowa official pointed out, the Nebraska Tax Comrnision has one man in charge and only nine persons working under him. Iowa has a three-man commission and a total at last count of 408'persons on the staff. Administering and collecting all those taxes is almost as painful as paying them." EDITOR TAKES A STAND Paul Woods in Sheldon Mail — According to daily news reports, one of the current problems which is rocking the eastern part of this counti> is the matter of woodpeckers wrecking huvoc with electric and telephone poles. Now this is a mighty serious mutter, we know, but when one of the scientists working on the problem comes right out and says he hopes to come up with "something that will give the woodpeckers a skin irritation — like .some people get from penicillin" we think, science is going just too far. If there is one thing we do not wunt to see' loose in the world it's a woodpecker with a skin irritation, and whole flocks of woodpeckers with skin irritations would be derned near intolerable. We can see the little fellers now, .sitting on some fence, scratching away ut a pesky skin irritation, and probably scratching their beaks to do it. We've sttu misguided woodpeckers jacking like miniature riveters at tin roofs, with no evident damage to their beaks, so we can imagine what they would do with themselves if they started trying to scratch an itch. Our kind heart is wrung at the very thought. But what's the matter with those eastern woodpeckers, anyway? We were discussing the matter yesteiday with an expert on utility poles, and he said OUH woodpeckers aren't a serious problem. We don't know how many eastern woodpeckers there are in the country, bgt we'll bet they are in a minority group, and we just want them to know we're FOR them! M.BP are peculiar just as wonxep have su-speeted. For instance, a fellow who hadn't kissed his wife in. five years, .shot, a jeijpv, w,ho did __ i fiOSPORT, PENSiScOLA, FLA. '-" ' -" .END-OF-YEAR NOTES . . . Washington : ~ Thoughts while strolling down. ,the ,.erid ,of the year ... The most logical Answer to farm surplus suggested,ih. Washington during 1955 ... To Use the South Pole 'area as a * nature's own" permanent deep freeze to store Uncle Sarrfs surplus • food. Now to the next project: A permanent Storage placfe •• for »sur- DhiSj politicians-.., : . ; Most unusual surplus "problem of 1955: 'Elks—in th'e 'Yellowstone National Park,'.... . " . ..'National. Park Service Direcr .or Conrad/Worth-says' the near 12,000 surplus elks are ruining he vegefattoh 4fpr ntheHvyild-' ife ... He!s '^Mhigt do sflip: off he extra's* ttf "private orgari'izai .ions and individuals who ' can "maintain"-them." Suggested i solution: Send ; one —as E( ' masdot—-to every Elks Club in the^ country. • '"..},.. ' ! * ' * * '. r'" : Onlyjone posloffice, it seen ?went j|fo° the hole in 'the Urifc 1955...' A public relations .outfit sends along, ''this., aubstantjatme, .notei "After waiting " over. 100;dOO,000 years, the Meramee' Cavefns in' Stanton, Mo., liave fjijally . got a United States post office right inside the five-story-deep., cave The quotation that's gotten more play than'any otheV saying in Washington .during the .yean "Blessed are they who travel iri circles for they shall be called wheels ..." . ' Of all of President Eisenhower's snap-definitions ;.of 1955, I like this one^best.. .Ike's description of an intellectual: "A man who takes more words than are necessary to tell more than he knows ..." Of all the "candidate for President" clubs cropping up during the year, most amusing letterhead reaching our office reads: "Christian A, Herter-for-Presi-. dent-in-Case-Eisenhower-Doesn't -Run-Again Club." * * * ' Most appropriate retort of the year: When a tourist, waiting outside the > Presbyterian church u-here President Eisenhower worships, asked a member of thr church, "I? Mr Eisenhower in there?" he received this'reply; "No, but God is ..." Donald and Charles ;Mdrris, both re-elected 'aV'thdx last-election, were sworn into off ice.for terms' of three years at the meeting. * * * . > . . The annual stockholders 'meeting of the Swea City, Cooperative Creamery was held- at the. Legion Hall there Jan. 4i A free lunch was served fat noon to all those present. ' ' I'' "'' : '' , '• •, ,*•' •• .'•• * ' Kossuih County rated 10 places in the latest edition' of ' "Who's Who", the famous 'publication of , Irving Urch Sunday , academy:' gMs fell, 49-8,, in the openerf gettirig ihe -first only 6ne f ;fieldv goal!;^tiring 'prize award b'f $16 in the Christ- entire fray. America's J • Mbsf - Aceurafp Public Oplnioi Poll 'STEVENSON BEATS STAS' SEN IN LATEST T.H IA L J3EAT ELEGTION^POLL,. . .- _By Kenneth li'inki Director', "•'Princeton Research Service i^ririceion, N. J. — Results'of thes latest test poll conducted -by the United States 'Poll amdng voters in the nation- show that Adlai Stevenson would win 6ver Harold Stassen. In a. trial heat race against Harold Stassen r "the ',1^52 (Democratic candidate comes out on top; as follows: STEVENSON vs. STASSEJT Stevenson 53% Stassen .- _-...-42 Undecided —....__./„.. 5 With the 5 per cent who said they urfdecided eliminated, the vote divides 55.8 per cent for' Mr Stevenson and 44.2 per cent for Mr Stassen. -.';":, '• Of special interest in today's trial heat poll : is the fact thrft Independents—thdse 1 who consider themselves neither Republicans nor Democrats* and who hold the balance of power in every nationwide election—prefer Stevenson to Stassen by a narrow margin. - , Here's how Independents-^oted ia today's trial heat: '" INDEPENDENTS NATIONWIDE Stevenson .1 Stassen .— ,J. 45 Undecided — _...__ .._•_„• 6 Worthy of particular mention, too, is that 15 out of every iflo Republicans questioned in the survey say they would vote for . , ' ot .the Catididate 'ip'riiewWat more than it ' arties. ' . In all PresfdenHfll eledtldflS, both candidate .^6pulfirity.' i i«nd' r patty affiHe'Cipn are ' "• t6 that y'S ; s trial • fh'eat' ^dUfcef lebts •current tfentiftifiht and, IHat much dan happen Dfetween now and' nekt November. "'""'"' PORTS IN; SPOON IT info hot .foods HEAT IT for cheese sauce SPREAD IT for snacks A A Pastaurtzed Process ChetsrSpread SPECIAL delivers locally fo well-known smaller Passenger some models n and check.' ii- 20 &SBS IN THE FROM THE FILES OF THE ALGONA UPPER PES MOINES Jan. 7. 1936 * • * Henry Stroebel, a young farmer living four miles west of Titonka, found out there really is a Santa Glaus. . He won the $3Q'0 c-ksh award in .a drawing spon-, sored by Algona businessmen. A total of 93 business firms cooperated in the event. Seven other lucky persons Won big merehan- aise prizes cluring the .Christmas eve festivities. * * •* Christmas meant more to 36 Algona families as a result of the well-filled baskets they received through donations made at the State Theater's' food benefit movie. Antoinette gonnstelter, |chool nurse,- distributed ;the bas- •kets to needy families. Canned goods were good for an admis- Mon to the show and the throngs J'i attfndtince donated a huge quantity of food* * * W. E. McDonald, veteran Kos« suth County officer, was elected thainiKin of the board of supervisors at the regujar first of thv meeting :j«id; -<Jan. 3. succeedtd Frank Bulgeman, I F YOU think you can't afford a bigJbodicd, b(g- powcred, big-miisclcd Buick like the ont; shown here—we'd like to set the rnatter straight. If you can afford any new car, you can afford this strapping and stunning Buick SPECIAL Sedan—and • /no kidding, For this Buick is tagged within a few dollars of the well-known smaller cars — and actually costs kas than some models of llioso eery same cars. The price \ve show here proves it. go maybe you can understand why Buick—for two years running now—has outsold every other car in iho land, except twp of those well-known smaller cars." , ; But low price is just part of the picture, Big reason for Buick's soaring sales sweop is that folks arc finding licrc a lot more automobile for the money —more style boldness, more power thrill, more ride stability and more solid structure than tb,e Siune dollars buy elsewhere. '2-door, (S-passeng^ir Buick SPECIAL Sedan, Model 48, illustrated. Any $tate and local taxes, additional. Prices may vary slightly in adjoining communities. A wide variety of extra-cost equipment and accessories available at your, option.. Just aslc yourself; wouldn't yon rather go traveling with the lift and life and pace and poise of a stunning new Buick - when it's all yours at just a,b.out the price of a smaller car? If your answer is yes, then the time is now- right HOU>. Drop in on us this very week-tomorrow would be fine-and we'll seat yovytt the wheel of the biggest and most beautiful bundle of high-powered Buiek ever offered in America's low-price field, »«.,,,»,,•»*'