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Algona, Iowa
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lI&tfl£e>*:V"iv Tuesday, January 17, 1956 DEMOS KiOTUSIDTdiT Iowa's Democratic party is witnessing an unusual interest in the forthcoming primary race. They are very likely to have at least two candidates of considerable . reputation out. for both the nomination for governor and U. ,S. senator on their ticket. Iowa "Republicans are used to .having a plentiful supply of candidates; the Democrats are not. There have been as many as eight candidates for one position out on the Republican. ticket in recent years; to get^a complete slate of Democratic 'candidates has not always been easy. . The announcement of Lumond Wilcpx of Jefferson that he would run for the Democratic' nomination for U., S. Senator was something of a surprise, although he made an excellent run for Congressman'in the last election. It is expected that "Spike" Evans of Arnolds Park; may also announce for the nomination. For the office of governor there is already one candidate in the. field, and very likely will be two. Plummer of Northwood will undoubtedly face Clyde Herring' of Des Moines for the gubernatorial spot-on the state ticket. .'••'-..;.. It is a healthy sign to have candidates for office. The basic precept of American government is that there will be!a two-party system. Without one, the foundation of American democracy is missing. In Iowa the very absence of a continuously strong Democratic party has resulted in a fractional split in the Republican ranks which can be endured and still allow that party's nominees to win the-state'over a long period of timel A stronger Democratic primary should be an asset in many ways, not only to the Democratic party itself, but to the state as a whole. When ' there is a strong opposition party looking over the shoulder, the party in power in the state uses, a little more caution, and probably puts out with a i little better state government. ' *, * ' * NOW IT'S "WAKE UP" Now it's 'a case of "wake up." Speaking at a news conference held recently, Secretary of State Dulles called for the country to "wake up" to the economic and social contest with the Soviets-in which defeat would be "disastrous." J Dulles said that President Eisenhower 'suggested that he make the statement; If it is necessary to "wake up" the inference IF EISENHOWER HUNS Indianola Tribune — Dorjs Fleeson, news' paper columnist, points out if President Elsen hower runs fbr a second term, two men on his ticket will be running for President—he arid the candidate for Vice President. Even Republicans concede that the bulk of campaigning would have to be carried on by the Vice Presidential candidate. Thus his Vital importance would be constantly before the public eye. Fleeson goes on to say that the Republican issues of 1952 are worn out. If anything, the Administration is on the receiving end of questions . about foreign policy, malfeasance and; corruption in office, and the ephemeral Geneva spirit. • * ; .*,-»'* '.','•' ;•-. SAYS "DOOR IS OPEN" •• i ' ' ; Grundy Register •• — The door is opening "for "the Farmers Union to stage a comeback and the heads of the organization are taking advantage of the opportunity. , Thirty years ago the Farmers Union thrivec in size and influence. It challenged the Farm Bureau as spokesman for farm leadership. Farm prices in the early thirties were down to near zero and thousands of farmers were going broke The Farmers Union among others urged the federal government to set up a price support program to help farmers through the depression. The Farmers Union had no influence with the government, but they received generous support from the farmers and the organization used all of its influence to bring about a change in the administration in Washington. They helped to bring about a change and with it better farm prices. As fanners got back on their feet, many of them who were supporters of the Farmers Union during the hard times lost interest and dropped out. The Farmers Union was regarded as an organization to help farmers through bad times. As a farm price stabilizer they were not needed when farm prices netted farmers a satisfactory profit under a helpful federal administration. Inferior leadership also had something to do with the decline of .membership and influence of the Farmerss Union in Iowa. The gradual decline in the price of what farmers produce to sell the past two years has brought distress to agriculture 'und many of them" are getting into the same state of mind as they were 30 yearc ago,''and they are ready to listen' to the Union's program for farm relief. ' ' • James Patton, national, head of the Farmers' is that we have. gon,e, to sleep. And if \ye, have Union, was in, Des Moines, last week and set up Q flTl'O \C\ dnmi 1*1 tViin nnnlnnt .<>.! 4-1. Al F+ !_i_ «1n«,. •£,,„ »»l._U.i:«l.:_ n > _-_ , • i • . ._ *_L £T_ "I Resent Mrs. Ridg6ly's Opssip Concerning Me And I Demand Equal .Time Under The Drier!" • Washington DIGEST ' . :•.••-• '•':•'';.!? • ~^, ' '• • : . ' > .„ <"- V; '>:i. ' ...-.;. ' ' A Weekly Summary of finsiae'£lflformaiion From Washington Sources of Special Inlerest-;To The-lMid-West.'- ; • - By. Jim Edmonds ; The slate of President- Eisen,lower's health ha^s» been one 7. of he dominant' topics of cbnversar ion in Washington'in '.'thei "past iveek. Reporters covering his irst press conference at Key West came away with the im- gone to sleep in this contest with , the Soviets, the-question is "why? '''' ' When that meeting at the summit was held no'ti so long ago, we were told that things went fine and that,as a result'of this high-level conference our relations with Russia were vastly improved. Now the truth of the matter is officially stated. We were misled before — there was no improvement. If the country went to sleep it«was because we were lulled there by all of. the smooth talk coming from Washington about just how peachy, dandy everything was going in our foreign relations. The lulling to sleep came from Washington. ^ We agree with Dulles that we need to "wake up" but it isn't fair to the American people to infer that they went to sleep without listening to the dreamy music coming from official sources. A * * * WINTER WHITE HOUSE Mason City Globe-Gazelle—Presidents Eisenhower and Truman are not the only Chief Executives who've been attracted to Key West for a rest. Hoover and Coolidge went there and, long before winter vacations became common for Americans, Taft and 'Cleveland and, even further back, Grant. * * * Ezra Taft Benson made ihe statement that agriculture no longer has the voting power to demand its wants. It looks like it is time for farmers to show some people that they still have lots of voting power. * * * Many of us would be famous if ii didn't tajce .so much talent or energy. Upp HH- $ts jfluhies 111 E. Call Street—Phone 1100-lAlgona, Iowa EntL-rctl ;is six-unit in.-ittcr ;,t tin- postnffk-u •it AlKoiia. Imva. unckT .-U-t m Coneress ot M.-m-li :i. 1870. "-outness 01 THE UPPER DES "MOINEs" PUBLISHING CO. c. I m^S'^^fl)^^ J—^ MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE Weekly Newspaper Representatives Inc '. 920 B|'oadwu.v, New York 10, N. Y. RATES IN KQSSUTH CO. Oj^.' TfV 1 '- *' 1 pclyalitre -...-. . Both Algonu' papers., in combination. Sijiglu Cf>ptei> - -. .. . . ... lOr SUBSCRIPTION HATES OUT§ID,E KOSSUTH One Year in advance - } SU.U' liull.1 Al£0tti> papers ir. i/omUiMalion. unu vi-ar .jii 00 No subccnptior. less than li month.-,. ADVERTISING Uispliiy AUviM'ligiitg. JI«L- inch OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER plans for establishing an organization in ;Iowa again and for county organizations. If there is a continued decline in farm prices' the Farmers Urr-:, ion will have its opportunity for building' up again. . . If the Farm Bureau would give advice instead of support to Secretary Benson, it would not be in danger of losing any of its membership to the Farmers Union, and the Union would not receive much encouragement in Iowa. * " * * DAN TURNER'S- ACTIVITY Grinnell Herald-Register — Former Governor Dan Turner of Corning has become quite a controversial figure of recent weeks and months. It has all come about with the creation recently of the national farm group, which is especially advocating higher prices for livestock, or at least some ceiling and some floor on livestock t prices so farmers will not suffer bankruptcy when they put subsidized- feed into livestock. •Dan Turner has thrown in with this organization, which originated in his section of the state, and says he did so to keep it from getting too radical, and also because he thinks that there should be some government aid for livestock growers, if there is to be a fixed price for other commodities, particularly the feed that livestock consumes. It is because of his activities with the national farm group that he has become misunderstood by his friends. Of course, some of his friends claim he is sincere, and not radical. They also claim that it is what he has always stood for that makes him like he is at this time. Editor Willard Archie of the daily Shenandoah Sentinel is one (if those who think thus. Archie intimates that he is in sympathy with all of Dan's 'ideas in this latest controversy, and he has known him intimately for at least 40 years. We also are inclined to think the former governor is sincere, and the organization that he works with somewhat may need to be reckoned with too before some of the present political inequalities in the farm problem are solved. * * » CORN SURPLUS NOT GIGANTIC Exchange — We have been hearing much about our huge government corn surplus and how to maintain and dispose of this surplus is a heavy drain on our federal treasury. The present agricultural department places much of the blame foi our corn surplus on the previous administrations. Up to January 1st, 1952, the government corn loan program had been in operation 18 years. When the new administration in Washington took over in January 1953 U. S. Dcpaitmunt of Agriculture figures show the government corn carryover at that time was 487 million bushels. That was less than one year's corn crop in Iowa. Iowa's corn crop lor the past ten years averaged 540 million bushels per year. The above figures prove i tile falseness of the present administration's statement that they inherited a huge government corn surplus. It also minimizes the claims of the administration that corn loans are a heavy financial burden to our ledeial government. *• + •. The only person who doesn't profit by his jression that personally ^he was not too' interested in seeking a econoV'term, but they also felt hat life was ,having* a great' deal >f pressure brdughVtp bear frqm larty. sources to foaye him .'announce for a -second term;.', here: is considerable speculation hat if Ike does not choose to run, he-name Eisenhower'will n thfe ticket,:; Ike's brother; MJ1- on, .at present trie chief advifof o Secretary of Agriculture ''Benson -while still .holding the- post of ..president bf .Penn Statej College, SLs being; strongly, boomed '"" * u " VP job—just in; case^ -! j ihe Farm Bureau poinf of view has more or less doniinat- ed the Dept. of Agriculture thinking the past several, ye'ars, there are signs that the National Farmers JJnion ' is , gaining strength. 'Meanwhile, a delegation of.NFO (National Farmers Organization) has • been cooling its heels awaiting a chance to visits Benson. The NFO' wants restoration of parity, and at 100 percent. The Farmers Union is. pointing out that'the pdce increases that are being blamed orr labor have in fact gone to swell industrial profits by 32 percent since 4952. They say the farmers worst problem is that their own prices have been collapsing while industrial profits have soared and the cost of what the farmer buys has. steadily risen. This session of,! Congress should see some action on this vital problem. government are also pointing tq some "soft spots." Overextended credit,. '^declining farm income rising prices, are taken as a few of the danger points to a solid and consistent economy. * t* * ; Senator Joseph O'Mahoney be. lieves that Congress should pass legislation giving the small stockholders more say in -the management of corporations. He points out that after the sale of the new Ford stock there will be two kinds of- stocky iVoting and non- frotrng. Although members of the Ford , family will own only 12 percent of the stock they will have 40 percent of the voting power, regardless' of the wishes Of. the other. 88 percent of the stock oyriers. .Opponents of this * f contit Signs point to ' a continuation for a time at least of the boom which broke all records in 1955, but economists in and out of the iew; point put that this may be 11 right too. 'iij view of the past arning 'records r of, the Ford com;- iany' under ; Ford Ownership and r/ianagerrient. : ' ••-.,„ An "old senator" who comes from a farm .state and doesn't want his name mentioned, has some comments to make on the proposed "soil bank" plan. "To reduce Uncle Sam's piles of farm products, Benson may pay the farmers from $10 to $30 Der acre for land. they take out of ^reduction. Benson . says this would cost $100 million a year. Actually, nobody knovys what it wojild cost, and it might easily be $1 billion a year. "Planting this immense amount of l,and to *grass would raise a new problem. If farmers graze livestock on this land, the cattle otal will increase and livestock irjd dairy prices will drop. Fors farrn,ers to graze s any- hing on this land would be al- mio§t impossible to enforce, and if '. 4prie would ceHainly be a most violent example of government regimentation of farmers/' ~* Well, we'll wait' and see what happens. Understand Your Child Sponsored by State University of Iowa Child Welfare Research Staiign Three-year-old Jack burst into the kitchen, roaring with rage. "They won't let me take turns on the slide!" he cried. Mother dried his tears and suggested, "Why don't you come out with me and show me how you take turns?" Jack ran out, forced his way to the ladder on the slide, clambered up and whizzed down. He dashed around to the ladder and again tried to force his way up. Two or three of the older children tried to shove him to the end of the waiting line. Mother took him aside. "You really can't tell when your turn can you?" she asked. "Whim you and Billy take turns, it's easy, but now there 'ii'i! .so many children that yoj» sort of lose your place. Why not try this? You see, Carl had a red jacket cm. It you stay right behind him, then you'll always have your turn, and you won't got lost. Just follow 'the ml jacket." She stayed a few* minutes to he sure he understood; the difficulty seemed to be solved. mistakes i cola. 's a paratrooper. — The Gosport, Pensa- A speech professor pointed put that our *chools have courses in reading, in writing, and in speaking. He feels (hat the school..; .should also have a course in listening. and his older brother Billy quar- ivled about who would ^i-'t his vitamin drops first at breakfast, *o »he arranged that Jack would be iirsi on uHernate days. He couldn't remember from day tc '.lay. KO blio wrote a "B" or a "J" on alternate squares on the kitchen calendar. At other times mother would use an egg timer to indicate the length of turn for the two boys; Jack would will»i«iy relinquish a toy when the din«" of the timer told him his -Mother had realized that Jack luni understood the concept of taking turns, but that he wasn't always able to tell when . his turn was ove'r, or when his turn came again. . These devices niade it .easier, for him to be patient and fair about taking turns — and they also eliminated much of the noise and argument that grated on mother's nerves when the qhildren played together. LONE ROCK NEWS Mrs Wm. Sehrader and Glenn Householder were callers on Sun"day afternoon at the C. E. Householders. ' , -Mrs Lila Behrends and family of Owatonna, Minn, spent over night Sunday at the Orriie Behrends home. Sunday dinner guests included Mr and Mrs Roy Roberts and son of Estherville, Mi's Lizzie Behrends of Milfond, Ja. and Mi' and Mrs Sieb Bch- rends and Ilia Mae. Mr and Mrs Gene BJanchard pnd -family attended the 25th wedding anniversary of the Lloyd Terwilligers at Humboldt Sunday, and were supper guests at the, Henry Suheppmann's at IrvingUm. J4r arid Mrs Gerald Gcchenour an4 family of Fenton called at the Harlan fllanchard home Sunday evening. Mr and Mrs Gler< Teeter and daughter of ' Burl were supper guests Sunday at the Ardcn Hov- FILES OP THE AL00NA UPPER DES MOINES JANUARY 21,. 1936 . •/"•: •»• • •;. «' Aldfkh, a Wesley farmer \vho- lived if iVe miles ; north of tdwjri, was responsible for a real believe it or not. Mr Aldrich started ior Wesley at 10 aim. and reached thene- , at 7 .p.m., nine hours , later, His car got stuck shortly .after he left his. farm. In between shoveling .he took time out for chores arid meals. Then, after taking care of his business in Wesley, he began the t return trip, but finally had to give up and'Jeave His auto at his neighbor's, half a mile from his home. What a dandy little trip. • •.';'•;,..,'.. ' - * . *• > ; •; ' .'•; • •''• One of Ihe blizzard stories for the week nearly turned out to be a disaster, , Charlie : Geilenfeld, Who'ifattmed:' in : :Unjph twp.i 16ft Algona and- headed, for Ms home. He turned off the pdving west of town, and ran into a ,big snow drift, less than, a mile .from home. Charlie gpt.out and began to, walk, but, 'due tQ. ^he blinding snow, lost his way ( and later became ... exhausted. ,- A search party was formed .by neighbors and one. of the {members of the party discovered ' Mr Geilenfeld lying in *the snow a; short distance from the rfrad. He was rushed .; :to, ; Algona ; and given treatment immediately for frozen fingers and feet, suffered as he lay there for -an, hour- and. .a half in the frigid white spow. His complete 'recovery was expecte'd. - , • * .*••.-* The political pot continued Ip boil in the county, with several more candidates "announcing their jnterttions. to run-irt the Novem.- oer election. A" .total of four candidates were in the ; running for the supervisor's job in ,the first district, and the race promised tq be a thriller. \ A ' full Republican ticket in the June primary was assured as several new candidates < : filed. H. B. White . announced, his 'candidacy for the office of county attorney and L. M. Merritf for' the office of coroner, during the . week. There 'were no predictions at this early date on 'the outcome from either the Democrats or'Repub- icans. •' • . -.-..• • A lotel of, lOfil new' cars were sold ;,in Kossuth County during 1935, apcording; to figures from the county treasurer's office. The figure was the largest ever, and indicated 'one- out of every five autos .in , ; the jcounty were new in 1935. J.lijlf*. I >•*;•.•'(•* .- ; : ... The final, dividend of the closed First National Barijc at Hurt was paid during the week. The payment, $35,000, brought to 63 pef- cent that depositors received after the bank closed. » * • ¥ Twenty tons of eggs, bound for New York from South Dakota, were due to arrive a trifle late because of an accident. The bfg trUck and trailer slid over the embankment south of the Milwaukee underpass inside the Algona city limits. There was no report on breakage, * ¥ * The annual meeting oi.ihe Algona National Farm Loan Association was held Tuesday. Four directors, W. H. King, Algona Herman Carlson, Wesley, W. H! Patterson, LaJ?ota,* and Charles Egel, Irvingtort, were re>eiect<*d. Operating profit for the past year, was $1,683.57 and total loans amounted to $dl9iOOO. - : * * • * . ' .": . B6de Harry B6de Was president of • the Kossuth Mutual Fire Insurance Association at its annual meeting. The leVy. -for 1936 was set at 1.5 rnills, a 25 percent 'decrease from 1935. * * *';.'. Arena's , battling B u 1 1 do as hung the first; defeat; .of trie season on the. Iowa Falls Cadets, 29-27, as Bob Post sunk a 'long lo'oper with only. 30, seconds of play remaining. The locals led by two points at the half and three points" at the three-quarter mark ort their 'way W the verdict/ Lu Verne's girls sefsbme Sort 'of a mark during the week with fl-44-0 Win-^fl basketball game., ..,. .•.-.•••" '•', ;, The Messef g Burdette Hoepp- nef, Kenneth fiuseh, HefirjrDon- tje, Charles Gufkhecht, i Fred Christ, Raymond^ Wlhter..^ pna Jerry Heetland of Ledyfi^d Township, Ronald Heetland/ Lincoln Township and George Ehrien, Hebron Township /^attended, a pancake - sausage dittfter at.the KC Hall, Algona, Tuesday,, . The Mariners met In the Pres* byterian church parlors- Friday night for a pot-luck ,< supper. There was a white elephant gift exchange. Mrs J. w. Cook led the devotional period, The program committee Was Ruth iLey, Carolyn Heetland*: and Harriet By the time you've grown iip, Nancy—say'twenty ! years—a great many wonderful things will haye.'hap-J; ; pcned to your telephone Service,, t f J ' • : ' '•'•'• '-• - 1 ,. 4 ' ' : • - - • i i ;. . I ' You'll probably have a telephone in every room in your '• home. • '' 5 ; • • '' '• • < ' you'll be able to dial long, distance-calls yourself--'' . clear across the country, and further ; - •As an everyday th'mg,'yoif II phone from car's,, trains or\ ' ! planes—perltaps even carry a small telephone in your ' •• pocket'If you'wish.' '. '• ', '' ' ' - . ; you'll be. able to send written of printed records quick'. ' , ly, easily, any where In the nation, ; •:. -. . J Combined telephone and television will be yours If you ' want it. These developments and' more will only be further advances in the art of communications, provided by never-ceasing telephone research—the same kind of research that has recently produccd^he tiny transistor to replace bulky vacuum tubes and the Bell Solar Battery to harness the sun's power. Yes, twenty years from now your telephone service will be even better, cheaper rc» latively, and more widely used than ever before. Northwestern Bell Telephone Company i < i t home. Thursday evening callers 'at the Alex Krueger home were Mr iind Mrs A. A. Kvueger and $911 Kcrinit, Mrs Huldu ScliulU and Mr and Mrs Henry Schroeder. 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