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^6i' De» Moines Tuesday, January 24, 1956 FARM BELf (S HEARD FROM •In-the'span of 24 to 36 hours, canvassing of 17 townships in Kossuth county produced something like 1)300 members of the Kossuth unit of the National Farmers Organization. , Without a doubt, a further county canvass will give the county NFO 1 unit at least 2,060 members, all farmers and all men making the bulk of'their living directly from the farm. Town folks who do no farming, couldn't belong under any circumstances, so this group is strictly a farmers' organization. Organizations such as the NFO do not spring into existence without cause. ThV mainspring in this case u pretty simple. It is a deep^down feeling on the part of many farmers that,somewhere along the line they have been pretty well forgotten in the general scheme of things'So far as the "Great National Prosperity" is concerned. There is nothing radical about the NFO. The one ddllar that it costs to belong is simply buying a membership in a group which has as its purpose the belief that cattle and hogs are being marketed lor less than the cost of production and something should be done about it. Cattle prices have not been in the dire distress that hog raisers have: and ,are experiencing, but the cattle raisers can see the handwriting on the wall, too. Perhaps, as the Department of Agriculture and administration spokesmen say, the present "flexible support" program will work out in the long pull. But so far the way it has worked out is simply to depress farm income; fliat isn't very hard to understand. We cannot help but feel that thc-farmer may be right in thinking that a long range program isn't going to do him much good if he goes broke before the time that it begins to work out .like, it is supposed to in the theory of the administration. •Expression of opinion is an American heritage; the NFO is simply exercising that privilege. * * * BENSON'S ADVISORS Indianola Tribune — Did you know that Ezra Taft Benson's advisory committee on agri- . culture finance does not include a single farmer? Represented on the committee are two large national insurance companies, two large national banks, a Federal Reserve Bank director, and one of Benson's assistants. In general Benson has driven farmers out of the United States Department of Agriculture and has replaced them with non-farmers. A.gentleman in the private insurance business was named director of federal crop insurance. Soon a syndicate of private insurance companies was allowed to photostat all the Government's crop insurance records. The United States Comptroller General has ruled that the Commodity Credit Corporation under Ezra Taft Benson acted illegally when it agreed with a group of corporations to buy cheese • from them on March 31, 1955, at 37c a pound, and sell it back to them the next day at 34.5 to 35.25 cents a pound. * * * Moral indignaiion is jealousy with a halo.— II. G. Wells. ^Ujjomt Upper pcs fCUuucs 111 E. Call Street—Phone 1100-Algona, Iowa Kntcri'd as st-cuml cl.iss multcr ;it Ihe postofficc ;it AlRniKi, Imvii. under Act in Congress of Miircli 3. 1H7II. Issued Tuesdays in 1950 By THE UPPER DBS MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Managing Editor C. S. ERLANDER, Advertising Manager NATIONAL EDITORAL ^I U 1 MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF __ CIRCULATIONS _ NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE Weekly Newspaper liepresentatives, Inc. HIM) Uroadway, New York 10, N. Y. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO. OIH- Yrjr. in ;i(iviinrr .s:i 00 ilolh Alynna p;ij*n.- in i unibinitt n»n. ix-r \L\;! .vj on Silltik- C.)]>!(.•:- . . . (Or SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH f JiK 1 Yr:n iii ;iu\ .niru . .-, | uu Bulh AhliiM.'i pitpci.i ir. roinbiii.ii inn u.K 1 \t/;i! .S'i 00 No SLlbsi-i ijiliu). lr:-s tiui'i li ir.nnlhs ADVERTISING RATES Dli|)l,-|> AdViTtHMMi;. JUT 11:1-11 li^c OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER WHAT HAPPENS TO FLUORIDATION A year or so ago the county dental society went 'on record as approving the use of artificially' fluoridated water, and . some move was'made locally toward having Algona city water so treat-, ed. What ever happened to this project? The fluoridation of water has now been in use for 10 years in various parts of the country and there now seems to be irrefutable evidence that fluoridation of water definitely decreases the amount of tooth decay. At Newburgh, N.Y. there is 60 percent less tooth decay among 734 children who- have been drinking the treated water (one part sodium flu- ocide for every million parts of water), than at neighboring Kingston Where the water is not treated. After extensive tests, including X-rays of bone formation, detailed blood analysis, and measurements of growth rates, no difference of medical significance could be found. The only difference was in the rate of tooth decay; Fluoridated water has been approved for the past four years by the American-Dental Association, the American Medical Association and the American Public Health Association. Unless there are Objections to the proposal, which do not seem to be present at the moment, | what is wrong with giving the subject some further, serious consideration in Algona Where the project coutd be easily adopted. There are 1,120 U. S. communities now using fluoridated water. N * * * PRESIDENT PROMISES BALANCED BUDGET Grundy Center Register — President Eisenhower in his message to Congress promised that the federal budget would be balanced this year. That promise has been made for several years,' but it was not made good. It should be made good this year. . • •, If our budget this year should be balanced that would not mean that government .expenditures are being reduced. It is the very large federal income that will make it possible to balance the budget. If this year's budget had been set at a figure set for it three years ago, the budget would be strongly in the red on July 1st. Three years ago when the present administration look over, our federal debt was 267 billion. It is now up to nearly 281 billion, which is as high as it can; go unless Congress again should extend the deb} limit as was done two years ago. With an increase in the federal debt of 14 billion since this administration took over, the budget will have to get in balance this year or congress will again be asked to increase our debt limit. That is something no administration wants to do in an election year. It would be doubly dangerous for this administration to have to,, ask for another increase in our debt limit, especially after the pre-election promises that were made that our federal debt would be reduced. There is one hope that will go out of the window with a balanced budget. It will mean that there will be no reduction in federal taxes the coming year. » * * CLEAN SWEEP—OR A BIG WIND? Sioux County Capital — Headline: "Countryman's Wrath Smites 'Penny-Ante' ". Come now, Dayton! Don't you think lowans arc going to find this just a little nonsensical — if you go to it with the strong arm of law to break up every little "penny-ante" game in the state? That's what the papers say you'll do. They quote you that "There"? no place where you can draw a line ..." to distinguish one kind of gambling from another. And maybe you're right, in a philosophical sense. But common sense is sometimes useful too, in framing and interpreting and enforcing laws. We think the common sense of most lowans makes it clear to them Unit organized gambling, Ihe big-time rac-kels and all of that are lousy — and that the anti-gambling laws were written, and are to be enforced with the intent of ridding oui- state of that kind of activity. But most lowans also have common sense enough to see a difference—whether you do or not—between this business and the card game they've played twice a month for 15 years! These full-fledged crusades against past- times that common sense says are harmless don't do you any good—they commit the power and prestige of government, which should be zealously guarded, to utterly picayune objectives — they certainly encourage disrespect for the law, lather than create respect—and anyhow, is Iowa going to be so greatly improved when all the Indian blankets have been ripped down from all the "bingo" stands? Cun'i you keep busy in Des Homes, Dayton? * * * A small iown is where you can talk for a time over the telephone even if you get the wrong number. "One thing about Mrs. Fcntwig—when she comes in vouVe SURE she'll buy a pair of shoes!" Washington DIGEST A Weekly Summary of-"Inside" Information From Washington Sources of Special Interest to The Mid-West By Jim"Edmonds Mu- proof Sain Watch for THE GRKN-AND-GQIQ BJUSTROM FURNITURE VANI prooi • Weaihei prool C.."i iv j>/;;:•; i.cwdii In, Case of Attack ... Washington — The biggest A-bomb defense worry in Washington these days is how to safeguard the life of our President in the case of attack. White House people have admitted that the presidential bomb shelter under the executive mansion lawn is now practically worthless. One official said, it would have no more chance" than a glass house in an earthquake if the Reds zeroed in anywhere near downtown Washington with one of their super hydrogen bombs. * <•> * Only four years ago Ihe bomb cellar was considered the safest man-made underground shelter in America. In fact, the engineers who built it said it was "impregnable." The hideout, started shortly after Pearl Harbor and completed in 1952 at a cost of $800,000, was once the most-guarde'd secret in 'America. Even to this day, its" exact location is still classified top secret, eve.n though it's now considered almost useless. The cellar, separated from the surface by hundreds upoin hundreds of tons of earth, is encased in four to five feet of solid concrete. It's on the same subterranean level with another secret emergency room—a top-brass briefing office across the Potomac under the Pentagon grounds. * * • The only circumstances under which' the President would 'slip down into the 100 by 50 foot underground office would 'be m^ case of "dire emergency." That is, in case an enemy attack should come with' practically no warning from our,-outposts in the north and far off to sea. Civil Defense people say that at present this country would get two to three hours' warning, at least, if enemy planes were to wing their way toward our Capital. This would be plenty of time to speed our President to the vast rock-ribbed hole on the Pennsylvania border 70 miles north of here. , That $50,000,000 elaborately- equipped cave, often referred to as the "underground Pentagon, would then become the emergency White House. It would perhaps be from here that the order to retaliate would be given lo our bases ringing the Soviet and to,, our atom-bomb carrying planes now constantly aloft somewhere on the- other side of the ocean. o * * Actually, the safest structure in Washington in case a big bomb is dropped is a building on the Walter Reed Hospital grounds. It's the Armed Forces pathology building, built eight stories high'—and four stories deep. Situated on a hill three miles from the White House, it is probably the only building in America that was designed to withstand an atomic bomb attack. Hut that, too, was bufore the day of the super-super bombs. * * * The Third Party.. .People often ask, "How do congressmen act when both Republicans and Democrats go to one of those big Washington dinner parties?" Well, let's take a peek behind Ihe ironed curtain of Capital society -- sometimes known a.s Washington's third party. It's a big shindig given by the Capital newswomen at the Statler, the night of the first session oI Congress. There's Ken. William K.UOW- land whose dad in California wants him to he President, and Sen. Lynjun Johnson, the Texan who probably would be runniiu 1 for the White House if it weren't tor his heart attac-k. On the Senate floor, these two —the hulking ruddy-faced. Call tornian, and the thinned-down, sturdy, tanned Texan—are tht big guns of opposition. Bui here, they're ;*t the same table, beam in'.: ... with iirms around each other's shoulders. An airy atmosphere of camaraderie floats all about the Statler dining room. Both the Democrats and Republicans laugh till tears run when the M. C. announces with a straight face that there will be no "junket" for dessert. If anybody >were to mention "junket" on the Capitol floor, 399 ex-junketeers would rattle the dome with a thunderbolt of fiery language... -And how the Southern Democrats laughed when the M. C., remarking about "windy" congressmen, peered at the Texas guests and said, "And now we come to the NATURAL GAS region..." «,,•** : Even after dinner, everybody reveled for an hour or -so in the pleasant hale-fellow-well-met attitude, or whatever the expression s. But tomorrow, down on the Senate and House floors, these same lives senators will be throats, their and representa- at each other's barbed words swinging as if fresh from the hot hinges ,of Hades. . i Maybe what this country needs ; — to get Congress to quit fighting so that something could be ac- 'complished — is to move its sessions over to the Statler dining room . . . * * * Notes in passing: Actual reason why Speaker Sam Rayburn House gets AtaON AiUftPfifl :BES JANUARY 28, 1936 [ RelUf: ttotA ihe wersf cbld wave., in 25 years dri Kossuth County Was 'promised' by; the weather bureau* and. .the re- jpicirig was widespread. Lowest temperature of the week-long cold wave was 29 below zero, registered Wednesday, Jan. 22. Here's the record: •--•-, H , L Jan. 20 _,..^—— 7 -22 Jan. 21 6 -? Jan. 22 _~~ - 0 -29 Jan. 23 - -10 -24 Jan. 24 . -6 -14 Jan. 25 _J 2 ' -20 Jan. 26 -3 -15 Things moved pretty slow Jan. 23, we'll bet. Fortunately, only 1% inches of snow fell during the week, and most highways and sideroads were open. Snow which fell earlier in the month had drifted badly, due.to high winds, in some areas. * * * Annual meeting of the Kossuth County Fair Association was held Tuesday at the courthouse. J. M. Patterson and J. A. Raney were re-elected as directors for three year terms, and a report showed collections on concessions increased about $1,000 over 1934. » » * An Algona mechanic, Jim Elbert, recovered following a close call with carbon monoxide gas. Jim was employed by his brother, Ralph, and the garage was busy all day Wednesday thawing out frozen cars. About 6:30 p.m. Jim was helping to push a car into the garage when he toppled over. Due to the fact he had been slowly absorbing the gas all the day, he was in a very serious condition, but returned to work Saturday. * * * The fire department at Burt was called out early Monday morning to extinguish a blaze on a farm at the west edge of town. J. W. Dorrance, who lived on the farm, started a fire in a small stove to warm up his car, and it was supposed the blaze started from the stove. The car, a 1933 Plymouth, and the garage were destroyed, despite the efforts of Mr Dorrance and his hired man. The building was too far gone lo be saved by the time the fire was discovered. * * * District court is expected to open today.' The grand jury was diny to--report and Judge G.- A. Heald, Spencer, was to preside. All indications were that the session would be a quiet one—but you never can tell. • » * Erwin Deilri-:h shot a big timber wolf three miles west of Whittemore, but had quite a time getting the job done. He hit the by Lloyd L. Lovell, Assistant PWfessat Mr Jones was angry that kid has to learn that he can t go around hitting his brother whenever he feels like it," he said. "Poor little Frank's about half his size, and he can't take care of himself against George IVe told George about it for the last lime; I warned, him that the next time it happened I'd spank hift hard." A shriek interrupted, and hard." A shriek .... ,---.. Frank came running into the kitchen for comfort. Mr Jones leaped from the table, nearly upsetting his coffee cup, and rushed out to spank George. "Wait, wait!" his wife called. Mr Jones returned, and she said, "Let me explain. George isn I really mean. But lots of times Frank is too little to keep up with things George is doing. He wants to help but he doesn't have as much ability as George, so he really interferes sometimes with what George is- doing. When he topples George's buldings, or grabs a toy George is using, or scribbles on his' drawings, it must be very annoying. What would you do if somebody always came around and kept you from finishing something you were working on?" Mr Jones realized that the trouble wasn't one-sided, and he and his wife tried to help the two boys play together more peacefully. George agreed to postpone some of his more elaborate projects Until Frank was napping. The parents drew a heavy line across the middle of the boys' play table and helped Frank to learn that one end was his and the other George's. When George was drawing or painting at the table, his mother helped the younger boy to do the same thing at his own end on a simpler scale. The parents taught the boys some games that required two players, lke "truck, driver " . filling , , . station attendant", ancLhelped the boys take jurns at ^different roles. Jones Sometimes, when Mrs felt 'that' trouble was brewing, she would ask one of the boys to help her in the kitchen while the other played quietly by himself. The process was a long one. There were still frequent bellows of'rage from George and cries of anguiJh from Frank, but gradually things did seem t6 go more smoothly. Both parents felt the worth of their efforts When one day Frank complained, "It's my turn now to use the .dump truck and George won't give it to me." He was learning, that he had rights and that other people did, too. LAYER •More Eggs •Less Feed perdozr • Better 45 Ib. animal twice in the neck with a .22 special calibre rifle. When he approached the wolf, it tried-to attack him and he had to shoot the third bullet into it.' Dr. and were on a Mrs call Frank Givens in the country wrankled at the sight of nesvs- paper cameras is that generally the pictures show his bald head reflecting the light or a flash .blub ... Rep. James Auchincloss of New Jersey looks more dignified rirl- ihis motor scooter down the frfido'rs of the Capitol than some people seated at a formal dinner table . . .He needs the electric device because of arthritis. near West Bend Wednesday, and were unable to get back to town through the drifted snow. A call for help went out, and a truck and six men went to the rescue. The doctor's car was left where it was until plows got out to open the road. * * * Armin Schuliz got only one field goal all night, but it was the one Algona needed to down Eagle Grove, 24-22, in a hard- fought basketball game. ', Bob Post got ten points and Ken Lynk seven for Algona. St. Cecelia's dropped two games during the week. Pocahontas downed the locals, 28-18, and St. John's took St. Cecelia's into camp, 24-12. Algona's wrestling team downed Britt, 16-11, as Vera and Banwart registered falls. On-the-farm Divided Flock Tests show why there's a big swing ^ to Hy-Lihe layers. Tests' show that Hy-Line "100 Series" layers average over 3 doz. more eggs per bird than standard-breds and crossbreds . . . 4^z to 9 : / 2 cents less feed cost per dozen eggs laid - » » end the laying year with- 7 more layers per 100 birds housed. Put your poultry on a bigger paying basis— raise Hy-Lines. RbBINSOR PRODUCE Wesley and Algona Gives You Summer Driving fa fvery Drop STANDARD NO GAS-LINE FREEZE Legally Speaking What about that insurance policy of yours? Some people wait until their house burns or they go to a hospital before they u.sk their insurance man: "Does my policy cover all- this'.'" Coverage, of course, depends strictly upon what your policy says in black and white. As a rule the company does not have lo pay for anything else. The written contract is one's best protection. That's why the law requires it. Thus when you ask if your insurance contract covers, say, your hospital bills, just read it: U tells you. Note, too, any section on "'exceptions and exclusions." They tel'l you what things the contract does niJt cover. What does your car insurance 1 cover'' For how much? It your policy c}oes not cover you for all the damage you do in an accident, who pays for the rest? You do. Did you know that most fire insurance contracts cover you for damage only, up to the real value of your house, no matter for how much you insure itV Today some house-owners face the opposite risk, unaor-insur- ance. Due to inflation, their houses may have gone up many times in value. But has their insurance coverage kept pace! No? Well then, should their houses burn, they can get only whut their policy calls for; no matter how much mure they lose So road your policies again Say, toniylit. (This article, prepared in the publif interest by The Iowa State Bar Association, is intended to inform and not lo advise; facts may change the application of the AWARD At Winterset, J. A. Ramsey was recently honored for 50 years of membership in the Masonic order there. 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