The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 3, 1956 · Page 38
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, January 3, 1956
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J-AI0ono (la.) Upper Bit M0(nti tueaday, January 3, 1956 tipper De$ ulome$ : i [Jniiiiiij™/ .; ; ^— Benson And Voles Dfcfiiso'fl Bulletin — Rep. Aiken, Republican from Vermont; has taken a stand in favor of'keep- ing Sec/etary of Agriculture Ezra Taft Benson, His argument was this: If we lose Benson, welll lose more votes than we would gain. Thf only areas that would be happy to see Benson go ate Wisconsin, the Dakotas, and Nebraska, according to the distinguished gentleman from Vermont, presently an important man on the agricultural Scene. If Aiken has been one of the congressmen J who found Europe interesting on the last jaunt, we can Understand his ignorance of the real attitude of Corn Belt farmers. He should have made a journey through western Iowa if Ke intends to be a prophet regarding the political fortunes of the present administration's farm program. No extraordinary political genius is required to foresee how Beef Empire farmers will react to advocates :of the present program. Equally important are the voles of businessmen who are directly affected by depressed farm prices — they will make a large dent in the ivory tower philosophy of eastern agriculture "experts." Aiken has also attacked the soil bank program proposed by men of both' parties, warning his fellow Republicans not-to try to out-promise the Democrats. Here again, he would have been wiser to ppen his eyes to the problems of our farmers before he opened his mouth. There wa's only one part of his recent statement that will have the sympathy of Corn Belt voters—he urged his party to show by their*'actions-that their promises Were not empty. • . Aiken, or anyone who is interested in our nation's economy, could have made v a better appraisal of .the farm situation if he would have looked back only 15 years to 1941. In that year it was accepted as sound economic^ that for every dollar earned by our farmers, seven dollars would be tfie amount of increase in business realized by manufacturers and retailers. The corollary of this axiom is as follows: For every dollar lost by our farmers, manufacturers and retailers will lose seven. • The memoiy of the depression years was still sharp enough to make this truth a Universally -accepted rule. The advent of World War II ^u the prosperous farm years that 'followed, have dimmed-the sad experiences of those times, to the point where some government "experts" deny that farm prosperity is basic to the nation's progress. Some politicians, backed by industrialists Who would like to believe we haVe "graduated from dependence on the soil, are now experimenting with new axioms. ' Like the proposition that the most important part of Our economy is the dollar that can be turned back into industry, dollars that the investors have saved when their income tax was reduced. These dollars are supposed to provide the machinery and buildings for more highly paid industrial workers, Until now, no one has been concerned with what will be done with the products that these facilities produce — until now, they could sell them to the farmers and to the people who depend on the farmers for their standard of living! Just as surely as this new proposition is false, the effects of the old axiom will soon be felt. Automobiles may reach an all-time high in pro. duction — we wonder who will buy them? It may take six months or even a year but the present depressed farm prices will have their effect on industry." 'No one knows 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 pork and beef production. They do not expect to be saved from bankruptcy by government doles. They do expect our government to invest tax funds more realistically — to benefit the family 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?" well-known men and women in the United States/ ' , Itfcluded \Vefe :$ehatbV k. J,. Difcfdhson,; Gatdnfer jGowlei ; Jft, JdMft Go\v-^ les,' J. G. Ho'd'gson, Harvey Ingham. .Helen Cowles LeCron, (5. G. Naudain, James L. Paine, E. T. Peterson and H, B. Cjiiaf- ton. Four editors aria ,a, publisher were included aiflorig those listed. ': * * * ' i 7 Fenion residents wanted a bank, in fact, 102 persons: signed a petition which was sent to officers, of the First Trust and Savings Bank at Armstrong -last Week. Consent of the state banking department was, also necessary before the branch banK could be established. V . * * : "• .*< • ' » , •• A Ledyard farmfef, Lester Cominer, reported tlid theft of a storage battery, wood saw, axe and gas , from his automobile Friday night. The thieves* were quite brave, as the car was parkj- ed in the driveway of the CorrH mer place at the iirhe'. ' i • • *' * •*•.•••• Irving Wren won the first, prize award bf $15 in the Christ- mas home decoration contest sponsored by the Algona Kiwanis club. Second place went t&, Bf, F. C. Scanlan ahd third to T. H. Holmes. More than 100 homes were judged during the competition, ' ' .,.*.* # A iftlal of 3S0.650 bushel* of Kdssuih Goiinty.^ corn,, .valued Trt loans at 1157,500, had -been sealed, accoraing to the county re* cbtdeW-office. .Sealing w"a*s still in progress under; the .direction of H. J, Bode, secretary. '• '• Ken Lynk and Sob PW on top' in scoring through the first five Algoria'i. high school basketball games, which included four victories. Lynk had totaled 57 points '• .and Post 56 as both averaged better .than 11 points per contest. Very good averages in those days v , St. Cecelia's Academy racked Up its fifth consecutive. > win, ' a 27-20 conquest of Whittemore Sunday afterhdort. : 1 The academy girls fell, 49-6, in the opener, getting bnly bne 'field goal : dui'ing entire fray. ' IOWA GROWTH'FALLING OFF Northwood Anchor — The U. S. census bureau says that Iowa gained 1.7 per cent in population invfour years. \Off hand that sounds good — but compare it to the national gain of 7 per cent and iti.becomes evident that, comparatively, our state is falling behind national growth. ." The'; .actual gain in number of residents in the past four years is 44,000. However, there were 318,354 births in Iowa in the folir years; only 132,008 deaths. That leaves a plus balance of 186,346. If we have only' 44,000 more residents, what happened io* the other 142,346? The answer: They've moved away. They've gone, to other states. which seemed 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 J42-.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 simple. The man blows a whisle and you boo, .-,*"».* The doctor says that your sneeze travels at this 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 ill E. Call Street— Phone 1100— Algona, Jowa Entered as second class matter at the pos'.offlce at Algona, Iowa, under Act of Congress of March 3. 1879 _ _____ Issued Thursdays i'n 1955 By THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Managing Editor C. 5- ERL7ANDER, Advertising Manager H AT I QN AI EDITORIAL MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF . . „ &EPH5SENTATIVE Weekly Newspaper Representatives, Inc. """ Broadway, New York 10, N. Y. *le •«>. to Alc RATES IN KOSSUTH CO. .^.,. ................. M.Oo na p«pcri. in combination. i>er year ... 15 00 I ............ T *IOC OUTSID.E KOSSUTH »4.0i . one y«*r ... ftf.QO w j e Advertising, incto «3c LOSING TRACK OF TAXES Harlan Tribune — Don Shasteen, World- Herald writer in charge of that newspaper's DCS Moines bureau, writes: It's small wonder taxes are a sizzling political issue in Iowa. There are so many different types of. state 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 officials here point out that Nebraska by comparison has escaped the confusions that can lead to wild spending on the state level by making orte tax, the property tax, carry most of the state government financing burden. For example, one Iowa official pointed out/ the Nebraska Tax Commision 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 Pawl Woods in Sheldon Mail — According to daily news reports, one of the current problems which is rpcking the eastern part of this eotmtr.v is the matter of woodpeckers wrecking havoc with electric and telephone poles. Now this is a mighty serious matter, 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 want to see loose in the world it's % a woodpecker with a skin irritation, and whole flocks, of woodpeckers with skin irritations would be derncd near intolerable. We can see the little fellers now, sitting on some fence, scratching away at a pesky skin irritation, and probably scratching their beaks to do it. We've seen misguided woodpeckers peeking like miniature riveters at tm roofs, with no evident damage to their beaks, so we can imagine what they would do with themselves if they started trying (o scratch an itch. Our kind heart is wrung at the very thought. But what's the matter with those eastern woodpeckers, anyway 1 .' .. We were discussing the matter yesterday with an expert on utility poles. and he said OUR woodpeckers aren't a serious problem. We don't know how many eastern woodpeckers there are in the country, but we'll bet they are in a minority group, and We just want them to know we're FOR them! America's Most Accurate Public OpiniOl Poll ONLY, » IIAft©»Wfi)E • StetfenSpft '--'.LiJ..;—.16% «; Stassen -_ - -80 Undecided' r- 5 . At the Sftme time,' Mr Stassen* gets the support of' 1 out of every itf Democratic voters. DEMOCRAT* 0MLY, ' NATlQtfWHJB Stevenson .—— 85% Stasstm •- ^i—.i.AlO Uftdecided __^ i .^._—A ;5 In : this test poll, thbre are a jhumber 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 poll sdrrie ten 'months in advance of -an 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 1 art* important. .; . ?• 3. It must be uhdefstopi9 that todaVa -trial heafr poll ('reflects bnly current sentiment and that much can happen between now and, next November, ,,.,...., FOLLOW U. S. ' POLL; ' REPORTS IN THIS NEWSPAPER. New from the Kraft JUtchen! END-OF-YEAR NOTES Washington — Thoughts while strolling down the end of the year . . . The most logical answer to farm surplus suggested in Washington during 1955... To use the South Pole area as a "nature's own" permanent deep freeze to store Uncle Sam's surplus food. Now to the next project: A permanent storage place for surplus politicians . . . Most unusual surplus problem' of 1955: Elks— in the Yellowstone National Park ... National Park Service Director Conrad Wirth says the nearly 12,000 surplus elks are ruining the vegetatipn for other wildlife . . . He's willing to ship off the extras to private organixa-' tions and individuals who can "maintain" them." • . . Suggested solution: Send one .—as a mascot— to every Elks Club in the 'country. , > •" * * * ; ? \ Only^one posloffice, it seems, -went i«o the hole in the United StateTaruring 1955... *' A public relations outfit sends along .this substantiating ; 'rioter "After waiting over 100,000,000. years, the Meramec Caverns in Stanton, Mo., have finally got a United States post office right inside the five-story-dcep cave The quotation that's gotten more play than any other saying in Washington during the year: ''Blessed are they who travel in 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 mart 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-iri-Case-Eiscnhowei-Doesn't -Run-Again Club." $ * # Most appropriate retort of the year: When a tourist, waiting outside the Presbyterian church w h e r e President Eisenhower worships, asked a member of tin church, "Is Mr "Eisenhower in there?" he received this reply: "No, but God is ..." 20 YEARS AGO IN THt e peculiar just as women have long • suspected. For Instance, 'a fellow who hadn't kissed I hw wilt- in five years, jsljc.a a ivlluv. ;vUo cUd,. —I GOSPOKT, PENSACOLA, FLA. I FROM THE FILES OF THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES Jan. 7, 1936 » f • Henry Slroebel, a young farmer living four miles weal of Titonka, found out there really is a Santa Claus. He won the $300 cash award in a drawing sponsored by Algona businessmen. A total of 93 business firms cooperated in the event. Seven other lucky persons won big merchandise prizes during the Christinas eve festivities. * * * Christmas meant more to 36 Alijona families as a result ul the \vull-fillLd baskets they received through donations made at liu State Theater's food bend it movie. Antoinette Bonnstctter. jchcinj nurse, distributed the baskets to needy families. Canned giiod.s weie youd for an aumLi- si.ui l'> the and (he thrun;.;.-! in attendance donated a hu:-!u' quantity of food. * * * W. E. McDonald, veteran Kos- ^Litii County officer, was elected chairman <if the board of suprr- visurs ul the regular ui !):•• vcrrr nn'Olin" held Jan 2. Ho succeeded Frank Balgeman. Mc- Donald and Charles Morris,<both re-elected at the last -election, were sworn into office 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. 4. A : free lunch was served at noon to all those present.' . . ' . . • . « « " . ' -, Kossuth County rated 10 places in the latest edition of "Who's Who", the fambus publication of STEVENSON BEATS STASSEN IN LATEST TRIAL HEAT ELECTION POLL ' • •' By Kenneth Fink, Director, Princeton Research Service Princeton, N. J. — Results of the latest test poll conducted by the United States Ppll amont! voters in the .nation show that Adlai Stevenson would Win over Harold Slassen. In a trial heat race against Harold Stassen, the 1952 Democratic candidate comes out on top, as follows: STEVENSON vs. STASSEN Stevenson 53% Stassen _42 Undecided __-. 5 With the 5 per cent who said they undecided 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 that Independents—those who consider themselves neither Republicans nor Democrats and who hold the' balance of power in evtjry nationwide election—prefer Stevenson to Stassen by a narrow margin. Here's how Independents voted in today's trial heat: INDEPENDENTS ONLY, NATIONWIDE Stevenson .-.. 49% Stassen 45 Undecided 6 Worthy of particular mention, too, is that 15 out of every 100 Republicans questioned in the survey say they would vote for SPOON IT into hot foods HEAT IT fo/chtot sauce SPREAD IT for snack* „ » ' A Pastmirind ProMM UIMM Sprtad This new' Buick SPECIAL 2-Door 6-Possenger Sedan delivers locally tor less than some rtibdefs of the well-known smaller cars. Crime in and check. 1 I F YOU think you can't afford a big-bodied, big- powered, big-muscled Buick like the one shown here— we'd like to set the matter straight. If you can afford any new car, you can afford this strapping and stunning Buick SnauAL Sedan— and no kidding. For this Buick is tugged within a few dollars of the well-known smaller cars — and actually aw/.v /rv,y than some model* of lliosc venj same cam. The price we show here proves it. So maybe you can understand why Buick— for two years running now — has outsold every other ear in the land, except two of those well-known smaller pars. J3ut low price is just part of the picture, Big reason for Bukk's soaring sales sweep is that folks are finding here a lot more automobile Jor the money — more .style boldness, more power thrill, more ride stability and more solid structure than the same dollars buy elsewhere. Just ask yourself: wouldn't yon rather go traveling with the lift and life and pace and poise of a stunning new Buiek — when it's'all yours at just about the price of a smaller car? If your answer is yes, then the time is now*— right now. Drop in on us this very week—tomorrow would be fine —and we'll seat yon at the wheel of the biggest and> beautiful bundle of high-powered Buiek ever offered in America's low-price field. *2-door, 6-passengor Bu'cte^rciAi Semn, Mori:! 48, iMuz-'-nlod. Any stote and local icues, oci'.i'v.TnijI. 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