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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 36

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, January 10, 1956
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(I*,) U>p*r 0»t M«ifl«t tu*»d«y, January 10, 1*5* WITH IKE ON SIDELINES . . . With President lisenhower on the sidelines, many of the old divisions and rivalries in the Republican party are now emerging again. The story back of this renewal of civil War in the GOP is the principal feature of the Jan- unry issue of the Democratic Digest. The title of the article is: "'"While the President Convalesces, Bitter Factions Fight For Control Of The Republican Party." In its account of the troubles wh'ich have beset the Republican Party during the President's convalescense, the Democratic Digest cites the feud between California's Governor Goodwin Knight and Vice President Nixon, the rivalry between' Nixon and Senator William F. Knowland over the Eisenhower succession, and the moves by Presidential Assistant Sherman Adams and Attorney General Brownell to keep a rein on "ambitious Mr Nixon." Swift reactivation of the Old Guard is seen by the Digest in press reports of a new "Knowland Coalition Plan." Observing that the GOP Right Wing may have the power to shape if not actually control the 1956 Republican Convention, even if the President should designate a White House choice, the digest asserts: "At the very worst they would expect to get Nixon, the all- ' American opportunist." Noting that Thomas E. DeWey is preparing to return to the political battles, the Digest comments: . , "The animosity between the Taft and Dewey wings, which produced the famous brawl at the 1952 GOP convention, has not been diluted by the Eisenhower mildness. While this old factional cleavage continues, Republican differences are spreading in other areas." A large section of the article is devoted to 'Administration rows which have developed, in the interval since Mr Eisenhower's heart attacks Included are Republican family disputes over farm 1 p'olicy and labor policy; Cabinet level differences over -foreign aid and over a program for aiding distressed communities and industries in_ this country; Attprney General Brownell's clash with the Small Business Administration, and Sen-* ator McCarthy's attack on the National Labor Relations Board. "Observers of what is happening in Washington," the Digest notes, "wonder more/and more what basis there is for Republican boasts that the Team is running Everything beautifully while the President regains his strength." Summing , up , the ; list of Republican quarrels before and: since the President fell ill,: the Democratic Digest asserts: . "Whatever Mr Eisenhower decides (on running again), the record shows that the Republican Party never wanted to follow the Eisenhower moderate course, and still doesn't. Moreover, the record shows that even Mr Eisenhower's great magnetism is not strong, enough to unite his dissident party, nor potent enough to bring the GOP Old Guard into the 20th century." "For the first two years of his term, he meekly accepted interference, harrassment, embarrassment and worse from the Right Wing. The result was chaos and drift in the National Government, and the Republican Party's badg- Upper jpli's 111 E. Call Street— Phone 1100-Algona, Iowa Entered as second class matter at the postptflce at Algona, Iowa, under Act oil Congress of March 3. 1870. ' * Issued Tuesdays in 1956 By THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B, WALLER, Managing Editor Q, 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 ( CQ, One Year, In advance $3.00 Bath Algona papers, in combination, per year ...SjS.QO Single Copies >lOc, SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIPE KOSSUTH One Year in advance - .-_£4.0G Both Algujia papers jr. combination, one y«ar ..-$C.Ofr No subscription less, tlum 6 months. ADVERTISING RATES Pisplay Advertising, per inch .. ; . U3c OFFICIAL CJTY AWG COUNTY NEWSPAPER ering of its own President did not coine to a halt untiF the people elected a Democratic Congress, Which proceeded to restore the Constitutional balance in Washington." the Democratic Digest adds that "if the~Re- jjublicans were to ride Ike's coattails back to control of Congress, the power on Capitol Hill would return to the same wilful band which made a nightmare of Mr Eisenhower's first two years. And, because of the two-term Presidential limitation which the GOP invented, they would feel under even less compulsion to respect the White House than they did in 1953 and 1954." * * * RACE TO CARE FOR FARMER Eagle Grove Eagle — No matter whether Benson wMl take any emergency measures to help the farmer or not it is a cinch that both Republicans and Democrats in Congress arc going to do something about it right after Congress convenes in January. The two parties will race each other to come up with the best and the first program. President Eisenhower is apt to find himself looking at two farm bills both of which may be distasteful to him and Secretary Benson if they continue to refuse to act. In the meantime a new and refreshing idea has been advanced of late. Bob Blue mentioned it in his talk at Rotary last week and Otto Knudsen has advanced it in his column this past two weeks. The new idea is that farmers should do some,thing for themselves, rather than wait for politicians to do it. They have the organizational set up to do it if they can get the unity of action needed to carry out a marketing control program. Spencer Smith, Jr. had the idea way last summer and he sounded out friends and neighbors to see if they could get a meeting of just actual farmers (those doing the work and depending on their work for a living) to come to a meeting and talk over their problems. It was hoped that out of the meeting might come a concrete idea that could be passed on to the Farm Bureau or the Extension service in the form of a resolution from farmers. This outfit that started down in Southwest Iowa could have served the purpose except that some radical organizers who saw political possibilities in the organization got hold of it and have subsequently spoiled the effectiveness of the organization. : The new idea still sounds as if it had pos r sibilities and We hope that out of,all this some soun"d and workable plan will evolve.»Bedause until the farrriers get" their own program and op^ erate it themselves their plight will continue to be a political football. v * » » . \ TIP TQ TAXPAYERS Northfield (Minn.) News — Writing in the American Magazine, Senator Byrd has this to say about federal spending: "Sometimes you may get the discouraged feeling that forces are now loose in the growth of the federal octopus that are beyond the power of mere man to halt. "I say they can bo halted, and reversed . . . But I might as well warn that it will be done only if you, the taxpayers, make your sentiments known. Make them known to friends. And make them known to elected officials. You can be more powerful than you realize. Elected 'officials gen- .erally are eager to do what they feel the public wants. The trouble is that the only 'public' they hear from consists of the 'gimme' group which camp in their anterooms." If we can't balance the budget in a lime of booming business and enormous tax collections, when can it be balanced? » * * "RETIRING" TO WHITE HOUSE Grundy Register — One of life's current ironies: An increasing number of persons sur- orisingly enough all of the same political party, cire now convinced that it would be a lot easier on President Eisenhower's heart during the next four years to spend his time in the White House than it would be to be loafing around on his farm at Gettysburg. But currently, while the President is still recovering from his coronary, everyone seems agreed that he's better off ai Gettysburg than he is> at Washington. Another bit of irony is the fact that the new cure 'for coronary — running for and serving four more years in the world's top job—becafne more popular when the returns from the off-year elections came in from Indiana, New Jersey and certain other ^tates. * * * Exchange — William Nicholas from Mason City is the first to throw his hat in the ring for state- office. He is asking for his old job buck as lieutenant governor. He was twice u candidate fpr governor, but fell short both times. His wide acquaintance throughout the state should be an advantage in his campaign for the nomination next June. Watch for THE SJUSTRQM FUIN1TURE VANI * e»t« t By Ed Kolerba Show's On The Road Washington—Old Jenkins Hill is jumping again. America's most astute world travelers are back, putting in another $22,500 year. They're again riding the world's shortest trolley under the Capitol floor instead of the fJyvvays to Moscow. They're out in the marble halls greeting old buddies as if it were the first week on the campus.' Actually, it's more like Old Home Week on the 140-acre legislative hive overlooking the Potomac. • * • Bui sorne of them haven't Returned.'Like Vera Buchanan, b.e- lo.ved' congresswomari; frbhi McKeesport, Pa., who, likd her husband whom she succeeded, died in office; : ' , ' , - . ' ' And there's John D: Dingle, of Detroit,: who passed away; during' the vear. 'But the haihe, "John-' D. Dingle," will. not 'be erased from the Representatives' •roster; The congressman's ' 29- sye'ar.iojd, namesake; :«eS3fiWPsrelected,.last month,.; Young Dingle's face; is : not ntn- lamiliar around these parts. He was a House page from 1938 to •44. • " ». * * The rat-tat-tat of the first day's gavel ; is like music to the reporter's ear. The newshoun.ds in the press galleries arid tired of interviewing each other during the lull, and now they've laid their- • dog-eared playing cards aside... No one expected any real knuckling down until the Thursday reading of the "President's' message to Congress. Then, watch out. This is open season—the Presidential election year. The politicians are building up steam around the tonsils. The teletypes on the Hill arc greased to spew out the hottest flow of phrases in decades ... * * » • On the sober side, the year 1956 may be THE crucial year in the atomic buildup between the West and the Reds. And .this will probably be the year, too, when more money will be spent—or allocated, at least— on highways than every before in history—and more money shelled out for school construction. And perhaps for health research, too. In fact, more money will pro-, bably be spent this year—including funds for our peace-time military—than any other time in our government's history. At least the congressmen will spend thousands of Congressional Record dollars talking about it. They'll be talking about it in the same breath with balancing the budget and giving income tax cuts to every voter. What else would you expect'' This is electioii year . . . were elected to the posts. Fifty stockholders attended the meeting and enjoyed a free lunch at noon. * * * A checker team from Rutland, represented by J. J. Washington, issued a challenge to Algona players. Washington stated he was anxious to bring his boys up for a lively match. On guard. * * * L. W. Gillespie was reeleeted president of the Algona band at a meeting held Monday night. H, F. Huenhold was re-elected secretary - treasurer, Harry Spongberg, manager, and Theo merbst, conductor, during the meeting. * * * / Francis Eichler, West Bend, re- eived a cut on his face that required 11 stitches, Fridayi when a pheasant crashed through the windshield of his car. * * * It was leap-year, and Huss Waller's Odds and Ends column contained a complete listing and run-down on 18 of the most eligible bachelors in the county. After studying the list, it was apparent most of them were a set-up if the right tender trap were used. * * * Algona high's athletes manhandled Gilmore City in a pair of events at the high school. The basketball team, with Kenny Lynk tossing in 18 points, rolled to an easy, 35-5, win, and the wrestlers, with' three falls and' a decision, took an 18-16 verdict, in the meet that followed the game. The basketball team was ahead, 16-0, at half time. « • • Whiliemore's girls basketball team chalked up its fourteenth win without a loss as Rodman fell, 64-12. Earlier in the week, Whittemore downed Bode, 40-27, in a battle of two top teams. 20 YEARS AGO IN THK FROM THE FILES OF THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES JANUARY 14, 193* * * » The annual report of Algeria's fire chief, Oscar Anderson, showed thai only 20 fire calls were answered by the local department, and only one fire all year resulted in more than $10 clam- age. That was llie only blaze re- porled lo the State headquarters, and damage was very little over $10 on that one. One of the finesl records in the state. * * * Election news was plentiful. Lawrence Winkel, Algona Lawyer, announced he would be a candidate for the county attorney job during a Jackson Day dinner, sponsored by the Kossuth Young Democrats club. J. J. Di'i'li.'.v. c'lijiily ri'1'urdi.T. stalri! he would be u candidate lnr re- electipn, and E. J. Butler, audi- tot fpr the past two terms, announced he would not run again. It was also understood M. C. Mc- Mqhon, present county attorney, would not be a candidate on the Democratic ticket, which virtually assured Winkel of no opposition from his own party. \'' • • • /.. The boiler of Ihe LuVerno school refused to operate and gave the first six grades an unexpected change of program. ,CJasses for the first to sixth grades were transferred' to the city hall, while the seventh and eighth grade students moved into the gymnasium. « * * Rev. A. S. Hueser, pastor of the local Baptist church, tendered his resigrration Sunday. His term was to continue until June lii, and no plans for "a successor had bt-en laid by members of the church. . * • • Two Swea Cityans, R. H, Walker and Martin Molinder, resigned as directors of the Swea City Co-operative creamery during its annual meeting. Each had served about 25 years on the board. P. A. Holcomb and O. A. Jensen Jan. 2 -^ Mrs Donald Krause, Bancroft, maternity; Deborah Ludwig, Mallard, medical; Mrs Cecil McGinnis, Algona, medical; V. J. Loebig, Wesley, medical; Mrs Ray Walker, Al|6na, rriater- nity; Kevin Gardner, Lone Rock, medical. Jan. 3—Claude White, Algona, accident; Lester L. Bfigg's, Algona, T & A; Linda Clark, Lu- Verne, medical. IF IT'S NEWS — WB WANT If Ottostn Niws ^ Mrs Oliver Kinseth wiia be hbstess to the ffegjfessive Club whefl that grtme meets^for a regular meeting Jafl. 12. this is a change of hostesses as is in the year books. The rflll call will be "Interesting Places In Iowa." Mrs Knut Oppedahl will have the lesson and Mrs Jesse VanBuskirk the recreation. Understand Your C/»//</ Sponsored by State University ollowa Child Welfare Research Slation HOSPITALS ,Dec. 28—Mrs Patrick Bradley, 3urt, boy, 8-12; Mrs Emil Haack, Algona, boy, 7-12; Marilyn Studer, Wesley, T '& A; Paula J. Ostwinkle, Algona, T & A; Mrs Ann Fechner, Algona, medical; Dean W. Grau, Algona, medical; Mrs J. F. Milder, Algona, girl, 7-4; Mrs Bruce Graham, Hurt, medical; Mrs Nick Gengler, Lone Rock, medical; Mrs Herman Thilges, Algona, twin girls, 6-2 1 & and 6-6-1:1; Allan J. Schneider, Bancroft, medical. Dec. 29 — Donald Dogotch, Whittemore, T & A; Irma Greiner, Algona, medical; Pamela A. Lemkee, Irvington, medical; Calvin Vaudt, Fenton, medical. Dec. 30—Mrs Ray Walker, Algona, maternity; Glenn Harms, Algona, medical. Dec. 31—Dennis Shipler, Burt. medical; Mrs Walter Pfeffer. Wesley, boy, 6-7; Mrs Andrew . Elbert, \yhittemo?e, medical; Mrs i Eugene Wagner, Corwith, girl. 7-1; Mrs'Marvin Wallburg, Algona, boy, 7-15 l /a. Jan. 1—Mrs Emma Hilbcrt, Algona, medical. LEARNING TO THINK While we might wish to let the schools teach our children to think, wise parents today know that the home itself is an educational institution of great influence. They know that learning and the basis for learning to think go on continually from the time the child is born, and that home and parents have a great responsibility and privilege in the guidance of children. Psychologists' agree that when we are faced with an unfamiliar situation, we may learn something. We may learn to think, depending on several attendant factors. What are the situations confronting a child from which he may learn to think? Obviously, they are too many to number, beginning with the baby who may be creeping and lose his ball under the davenport, up to the child of ten or eleven who is learning to ski or skate or play ball with a group of other children. Thinking is learned by doing things. We want our child to learn how to take turns, to be able to get along with other children, to be willing to give up his own way of doing things sometimes, or at other times to stand up for his point of view. And his thinking in all of this cannot be done in a vacuum. 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