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2-Alflono (Id.) Upper Dei MeinM Tuesday, January 17, 1956 $t fle$ wows DEMOS NOT USED TO IT 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 Wilcox 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. Plummet" 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 time. 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 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 fpr the country to "wake up" to the economic and social contest with the Soviets in which defeat would be "disastrous." Dulles said that President Eisenhower, suggested that he make the statement. If it is necessary to "wake up" the inference is that we have gone to sleep. And if .we have gone to sleep in this contest with the Soviets, the question is why? t \ When that meeting at the summit was held not so long ago, we were told that things went fine and that as a result of {his high-level conference our relations with Russia were vastly improved. Now the truth of the matter is officially stated. We weiys 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. » * * WINTER WHITE HOUSE Mason City Globe-Gazette—Presidents Eisen-' bower and Truman are not the only Chief Executives who've been attracted to Koy 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 the 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 it didn't !a>e so much talent or energy. ^.Jgcma Upprr PCS ^Rowcs 111 E. Call Street—Phone 1100-Algona, Iowa Entered as second class matter at ihu postollico at Algona. Iowa, under Act oi Congress of March 3. ia7<). Issued Tuesdays in }956 By THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Managing Editor C. S. ERLANDER, Advertising Manager AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE Wjsekjy Newspaper Representatives. Inc. 020 3i'o*d\&-ay. New Yoik 10. N. Y. ik»trs A'.R B*TES IN JCOSSUTH co. 19..- ................ So. mi unibinaiion. UL-I \v-r -S-i.»i> " ...... 10c RATEP 9UTSII^E KOSSUTH Out- Ytair in advjiicc ; Hijf-n Aiiyi:.^ J'-4**;>a *t- vVP^'UdVlpn. ui'ic } i-ur ,\u *vJb«cripUo: U« titan U months ' ADVERTISING UiajiUy Advvtlt>iijj{. flpf uu-h OFFICIAL Cff¥ AWB COUNTY ^lEWSPAPER IF EISENHOWER RUNS Indianola Tribune — Doris Fleeson, newspaper columnist, points out if President Eisenhower runs for n second term, two men on his ticket -will be running for President— he and 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" 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 thrived 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 farmers 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 Farmers Union in Iowa. The gradual decline in the price of what farmers produce to sell the past two years has brought distress to agriculture and many of them arc getting into the same state of mind as they were 30 years ago, and they are ready to listen to the Union's program for farm relief. James Patton, national head of the Farmers Union, was in Des Moines last week and set up plans for. establishing an organization in Iowa again and for county organizations. If there is a,; continued decline in farm prices the Farmers Un- ] ion will have its opportunity for building up j 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 Grinncll 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 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 Shenandouh Sentinel is one of 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 tin; present political inequalities in the farm problem are solved. # * * CORN SURPLUS NOT GIGANTIC Exchange — We have been hearing much abqtit our huge government corn surplus and how to maintain and dispose of this surplus is a heavy drain on our federal treasury. The present agri( ul- tuifil department places much of the blame foi our corn .surplus on the previous administrations Up to January 1st, 195^, the government corn loun program hud been in operation 18 years, j When the new administration in Washington tonk ; over in January 1953 U. S. Department of Agri- | culture figures show the government corn carry- . over at that time was 437 million bushels. That . was less than one year's corn crop in Iowa. Iowa's : corn crop for the past ten years averaged 54U million bushels per year. The above, figures prove the falseness of the present administration's slate- ' inent lhat they inherited a huge government ruin surplus. It also iiiiiinni/.es the claims of the ad- ipiuistra.tion that corn loans are a heavy luianciu! lo oiii ledeial government. ' "[ Resent Mrs. Ridgely's Gossip Concerning Me And I Demand Equal Time Under The Drier!" Washington DIGEST A Weekly Summary of "Inside" Information From Washington Sources of Special Interest To The Mid-West. , . By Jim Edmonds The state of President Eisenhower's health has been one of the dominant topics of conversation in Washington in the past week. Reporters covering his first press conference at Key West came away with the impression that personally lie was not too interested in seeking u second term, but they also felt that he was having a great deal of pressure brought to bear from party sources to have him announce for a second term . . . there is considerable speculation that if Ike does not choose to run, the name Eisenhower will still be on the ticket. Ike's brother Milton, at present the chief advisor to Secretary of Agriculture Benson while still holding the -post of president of Penn State College, is being strongly boomed for the VP job — just in case. . . the Farm Bureau point of view has more or less dominated the Dept. of Agriculture thinking the past several years, there are signs that the National Farmers Union 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 price increases that are- being blamed on labor have in fact gone to swell industrial profits by 32 percent since 19012. 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 lias steadily risen. This session of Congress should see some action on this vital problem. * * * 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 .government are also pointing to some "soft spots." Overextended credit, .declining farni income rising prices, are taken as a few of the danger points to a solid and consistent economy. * * * Senator Joseph O'Mahoney believes 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 stock, voting and nonvoting. 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'owners. Opponents of this view point out that this may be fill right too, in view of the past earning records of the Ford com- 'jjiany under Ford ownership and management. » * » 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 per acre for land they take out of production. Benson says this would cost $100 million a year. Actually, nobody knows what it would cost, and it might easily be $1 billion a year. "Planting this immense amount of land to grass would raise a new problem. If farmers .graze livestock on this land, the cattle Tx>tal will increase and livestock and dairy prices will drop. Forbidding fanners to graze anything on this land would be almost impossible to enforce, and .if done would certainly be a most violent example of government regimentation of fanners.' Well, we'll wait and see what happens. ' 20YESB5 IN THE FROM THE FILES OF THE ALGONA UPPER DES M01NES JANUARY 21, 1836 * * * Aldfich, a Wesley farmer who lived five "miles north of town, was responsible for a real believe it or not. Mr Aldrich started' for Wesley at 10 a.m. and reached there at 7 pint., nine hours later. His car .got stuck shortly after he left his fafm. In between shoveling he took time out for chores and meals. Then, after taking care of his business in Wesley, he began the return trip, but finally had to give up and leave his auto at his neighbor's, half a mile from his home. What a dandy little trip. » * * One of the blizzard stories for the week nearly turned out to be a disaster. Charlie Geilenfeld, who farmed in Union twp., left Algona and ,headed for his home, He turned off the paving west of town, and ran into a big snow drift, less than a mile from home. Charlie got out and began to walk, but, due to the blinding snow, lost his way and laler 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 road. 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 snow. His complete recovery was expected. * * * The political pot continued to boil in the county, with several more candidates announcing their intentions .to run in the November election. A total of four candidates were in the running for the supervisor's job in the first district, and the race promised to 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. Merrill 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 total of 1081 new cars were sold in Kossuth County during 1935, according to figures from the county treasurer's office. The figure was the largest ever, and indicated one out of every five autos ,in the county were new in 1935. " .-..> *., *. The final dividend of the closed First National Bank'at Burt was paid during the week. The payment, $-35,000, bi-oiight to 63 percent 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 accrdent. The big truck and trailer slid over the embankment south of the Milwaukee underpass inside the Algona city limits. There was no report on breakage. V .,* * The annual meeting ol the Algona National Farm Loan Association was held Tuesday. Four directors, W. H. King, Algona, Herman Carlson, Wesley, W. H. Patterson, Lakota, and Charles Understand Your Child Sponsored by State University of Iowa Child Welfare Research Station person who doesn't profit by his ; mistakes is a, paratrooper. — The GosporJ, Pensa- '• cola. fla. , [ A speech professor pointed put that pur schools i have courses in reading, in writing, and in -peak- ' ins- He fro Is that tin- ,-rh,...!- slmulrl .,l-:u i: -.-. •a course in listening. Three-year-old Jack burst into the kitchen, roaring with rage. "They won't let me take turns on the slide!" lie cried. Mother dried his teal's and suggesti-'d, "Why don't you come- out with me and show me how you take turns'.'" Jack ran oijt, forced his way to the ladder on the slide-, clambered up and whizzed down. Me dashed around in the ladder and again tried to force his way up. Two or three of the older children tried to shove him tu the end of the waiting line. Mother took him aside. "Yuu really can't tell when your turn ci >:!ies. can yuu?" sin; asked. "Wlifii just you and Billy take turns, it's easy, but m>\v there are- .so many children that y>ai sni't of lose your place. Wm not try this? You see, Carl had a rod jacket on. It you stay rirfht behind him. then you'll always have ynui turn, and ym> won't get lost. Ju.>t follow t hire.! jacket." She stayed a le.v :n;nutes to be sure lie understood: ti'it- difficulty seemed to be solved Later -iht. 1 jjavi- Jack othi-i he!;, ,r, learning to take tarns. Jail. and i••:.•, olde: brother Billy qua;- i't !i-.'i about who wouM ui.i !.:vitamin d. ips li;.st ai b;v..o-;;... ' -•• MK- ai i'a rig ox! that J a ;.•/: '.vuu! : in- :;r.-t 0:1 alternate days. IK ; i.iuiun't remember from ii..y t : iav so .-he wrute a "B" <>• a "J' '' ".'i altcMKite .-.quaivs or. t:.. ]•::: Liii-n calendar. At OUH.T tmu ; ;:'.'.-:' W'jiiid Use ail c_;-; t.:j.ei' ' :cate tr._- length ul Ui:n I .. i two boys; Jack v. ~-uld w:ll- : o-' <-e!ii:qui.-h a toy v,i;cr. U. i :':.4" -! t i',e !::i.e: t- id .;:-.: ... M understood the concept of taking turns, but that he wasn't always able to tell when his turn was over, or " when his turn came again. These devices made it easier for him tn be patient and i fair about taking turns—rand they also eliminated much of the noise and argument that grate:! on mother's nerves when the j children played together. LONE ROCK NEWS Airs Wm. Schrader and Glenn i Householder were callers on Sun- I day atlernu.jn at lift C. Iv H-msc- ; holder.-:.i Mis Lila Behreiids and family i of Owati'Jina. Minn, spent over 1 night Sunday at the Ornie Beh! ivnds iiDine. Sunday Dinner ' guests included Mr and Mrs Roy Roberts and s.Jii of Esthervdle, •Mi's Liz/i-- B'.hivr.ds of Milt'i.i'.l, la. and M: and Mis Sieb Beh< rends and Ilia .Mae. ; Air and M.> Gene Bianchard and family attended the '2M\ wedding anniversary of the • Liuyd Ter-.v;i!;.uc!.s at Humboldt Sunday, ai. i v\--.-re .-upp-" 1 quests at ti'ie HI-M:-. Sc:i:. •ppm;..nnij> a' IiAjn-ton. M: ;.n.i ?»!:.- Cie!\.;j Gochenour ana fani.il.v ul 1-\ ntoii called at the Harlan Bk.:ici.,.:d i'lonie Suu- M.' and M:, Gie;: Te-.-ter and dauiihler oi Buit were supper j yut:-ts S::n iav a! the Ardcn llov- j C-V hoii'.e. Thui'vdav e\ omng callers at the Alex K; ite^er !'u;-r:i' were Mr and ?vjrs A A Kiue^e. and son K- .;..:; M , II :!,; : s.-i -,!; - , ,.,i Mr .;!!.( Mrs lien: v Sohi ...tdei-. Egel, Irvington, were re-elected, Operating profit for the past year was $1,583.57 and total Ip'anS amounted to $919,000. » • * Harry Bode was re-elected president of the Kossuth Mutual Fire Insurance Association at its annual meeting. The levy . for 1936 was set at 1.5 mills, a 25 percent decrease from 1935. * * * Algona's battling Bulldogs hung the first defeat of tHe season on the Iowa Falls Cadets, 29-27, as Bob Post sunk a long looper with only 30 seconds of play remaining. The locals led by two points at the half and three points at the three-quarter mark on their way to the verdict. LuVerne's girls set some sort of a mark during the week with a 44-0 game. win a basketball Lakota The Messers Burdette Hoeppner, Kenneth Busch, Henry Dontje, Charles Gutknecht, Fred Christ,; • llaymbnd Winter &na, Jerry Heetland of LttfyardTdwn- sKip, Kotiald Heetland, Lincoln Township and George Ennen, Hebron Township attended a pancake - sausage 'dinner at the KG Ha 1 !!, Algona,.' Tuesday. The Mariners met in the-Presbyterian church parlors Friday night for a pot-luck supper. There was a white elephant gilt exchange. Mrs J. W. Cook led the devotional period, The program committee was ftuth Ley, Carolyn Heetland and Harriet By the time you've grown up, Nancy—say twenty years—a great many wonderful things will have happened t'o your telephone service. You'll probably have a telephone in every room In your home, ' You'll be able to dial Ions distance calls yourself-' clear across the country, and further, ds nn everyday thing, you'll phone front cars, trains or .planes — perhaps evetCcarry a small telephone in your pocket If yon wish, You'll be able to send written or printed records quick* ly, easily, anywhere in the nation. 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