The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 31, 1956 · Page 14
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 14

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, January 31, 1956
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(ttt.) Upper Dei Maine; Tuesday, January 31, 1956 et Ue$ tttote REMARKABLE MR. TURNER To. have,a former, governor of Iowa come out of virtual; retirement at the age of 78 and lead a vigorous campaign in all corners of his state for action in the matter of boosting farm prices is most unusual. And it is even more unusual to a man who-served, two,years as a Republican governor, only to be defeated in 1932 as a direct result of a farm depression, retain his sense of perspective and history to the point that in 1956 he is waging war against the same national policies that defeated him for reelectioA in Iowa in 1932. Dan Turner deserves a salute from his fellow- lowans for his efforts, regardless of agreement or disagreement with his viewpoints. He didn't have to do it; but as he said when WHAT IS WRONG WITH IOWA Swea City Herald — Nothing is wrong with Iowa except entirely too many of us get up in the morning at the alarm of a Connecticut clock; button a pair of Chicago trousers to Ohio suspenders; put on a pair of shoes made in Massachusetts; wash in a Pittsburg tin basin, using Cincinnati soap and cotton towels made in New Hampshire; sit down to a Grand Rapids table; «»t pancakes made from Minneapolis flour spread with Vermont maple syrup and Kansas City bacon fried on a St. Louis stove; buy fruit put up in California seasoned with Rhode Jsland spices and sweetened with Colorado sugar; put on a hat made in Philadelphia; hitch a Detroit mule, fed on Texas gasoline to an Ohio plow and work ne amn i nave to do it; out as he said when i ike blazes all daft long on an Iowa farm covered he spoke in Algona, he considers that the present wi(h New EnclaiTd morteases: send nm- mnn*v NFO campaign is "the ? riibst important.crusade of my life." Nobody who heard him could doubt his sincerity. If Mr Turner and the NFO movement .have done nothing else, they have finally made a "dent" in Washington and among Iowa's Republican Congressmen to the point that they have stirred them into action over the farm price situation. In our own district, Congressman Dolliver, who hasn't been heard from since the last election, is now making cautious public statements indicating he thinks it .would be all right for prices'to be higher somehow. Dan Turner packs quite a wallop, even at the age of 78! * * * WHO ELECTED ADAMS? The Iowa Congressional delegation, all Republicans, had quite a rebuff when they requested an' audience with the President to discuss farm price matters. At first they were under the impression that they were going to s'ee Ike. Later it developed that the visit was to be with Sherman Adams, who carries the title of "Presidential Assistant" or "Assistant President." One member of the Iowa group said that he could see Adams anytime, and that the mid- westerners wanted to, talk to the head man. But they didn't. This brings up a peculiar fact, Sherman Adams was never elected by anyone, ' so far as the present administration is concerned. Yet, this appointive individual can sit in the seat of judgment and decide yes or no on a matter of such importance as to accept or reject the views of the mid- western Congressmen on the matter of farm prices. It could hardly, be expected that the President would be able to see everyone who might want to see him, but in a matter of such importance and with such an influential group from within . the same party as the administration, to be sluffed off to see a non-elective member of the White House staff is certainly a rebuff not only to the Congressmen themselves but to the fanning mid- west as a whole. There are many strange things going on in Washington, and having Sherman Adams sit in the scat of judgment on matters of national policy is one of them. with New England mortgages; send our money to Ohio for auto tires, wondering why Iowa taxes are $1.25 per acre while the farmers in Ohio pay 75c tax, and at night we crawl under a New Jersey blanket to be kept awake by a dog—the only home product on the place—wondering all the while why ready money and prosperity go elsewhere. * * * NO 'OVERPRODUCTION' HERE Harlan Tribune — The newsprint situation (and kraft wrapping too) is getting to be in very, very tight supply. Tuesday the writer was in Omaha trying to find out what had happened to a carload of newsprint that was scheduled to reach us from Canada by Jan. 15. We found out. Canadian mills are behind one month, and in addition have cut the amount of paper each jobber can have. Newsprint in this country comes mostly from Canada. The price of it has skyrocketed from $45 per ton in prewar .days to $145 per ton — well over 300% increase. Our paper supplier is doing everything possible to keep from rationing of newsprint but it is nip and tuck. Speaking of costs, on Jan. 1, we had a 5% increase in costs of all fine papers, card board, ledger papers, etc. The increased costs in news- papering in the last 10 years has resulted in many large city newspapers either folding or merging with other newspapers in that city. In the weekly field, Iowa • has lost almost 60 weeklies in the past ten years. There is one thing about the bulk of expenses connected with publishing a weekly that is important and that fact is that the money is spent right in the community. The average business firm's expenses is primarily for merchandise re ceived from jobbers, whereas, a newspaper is t manufacturer and its greatest costs are all loca expenses, not for merchandise. Oayf* frt'Tta Stfain }s beginning To TellL 1 Oafy Washington DIGEST A Weekly Summary of "Inside" Information From Washington Sources of Special Interest to The Mid-West By Jim Edmonds The Federal budget for the year ending June 30, 1957, presented recently by President Eisenhower, is causing considerable "off the record" comment — almost as much as the question of whether or not he will run for president again. The budget has gone up by about 1% billion dollars as it is proposed. Of course only the House of Representatives can appropriate money, so how the final budget comes out remains to be seen. TEACHERS — HOW DO YOU COMPARE Eagle Grove Eagle The Iowa State Tax Upper prs 111 E. Call Street—Phone 1100-Algona, Iowa Entered us second class mailer at the postoffice 1 M-irch3 na iB7') IOrt ' a ' undcr Act ot Congress of Issued Tuesdays in 1956 By THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Managing Editor C. S. ERLANDER, Advertising Manager MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS .„ NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE Weekly Ni-wspiiper Hi-pifsentytives Inc 920 Broadway, Ni.'w York 10, N. Y. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO. Bi'Hi Al«im:i ii;i'pc;rs. in i intjiii.-iiiu SHOD S5.HO ] Ik- SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One \\.-.n- i,, ;,rlv.-MK-.- <.,,„. Hull) AlBcm:. p.-.jHM.- II, r,,mb,,u,UOH ,l,lu vt.U JUUO IS II MlUiL-llptiur. 1,...,., I),,,,, u ,„,,,,((,, ADVERTISING RATES OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER payers Association has come up with some figure on the average pay of teachers in the state of Iowa In the class of towns with a population o from 2500 to 5000 we find the following: A high school teacher (male) received $3,385 in 1949 anc $4,115 in 1955 for an increase of 21.6% during the past 5 years. A high school teacher (female; received $2,680 in 1949 and in 1955 was paid $3,520 for an increase of 31.3% during the past five years. An elementary teacher (female) received $2,225 in 1949 and is now getting $2,950 for an increase of 32.6% during the last five years. « * * BANK DEPOSITS TELL THE STORY Grundy Register — The condensed report of the deposits in Grundy County Banks published in this issue of The Register shows the reason why Grundy county farmers are complaining. These bunks are just as good, just as sound and our people have as much confidence in them as they had a year ago, but the deposits have shrunk a million and quarter since January 1st of last year. The shrinkage is entirely due to lower farm income and principally due to the big drop in livestock prices during the last six months of the past year. If livestock prices stay down at the present level throughout the year, there will be a still bigger drop in bank deposits a year from now. And as farmers get harder pressed to meet their obligations, our business men in the towns who must depend on farmers for their main support will find their income; will reduce and there will be a shrinkage in the business men's bank balance. Our Grundy banks an: not the only ones whose deposits declined the past year. All .other banks in communities supported largely by farmers hud the .same experience. Tin.- shrinkage in our bank deposits is not the only evidence of reduced income from our Without being critical of the president personally, some members of congress even in republi-/ can circles point out one dubious aspect of the proposed new. budget. It is based on the as-i sumption that tax income will- continue to rise. It is pointed oat that there are some symptoms which indicate, that Federal tax. revenue instead of rising may fall, and if so an increased bud-; get will lead to only one thing, an increase in the federal debt and the necessity for raising the debt limit as allowed by law one again. This was done two year ago with the statement that i was temporary; nobody has sine suggested that it be lowered again. * * * Also in the president's budge message is a proposal to increase the postal rates. It is being pointed out that the one place where the farmer is offered some tax relief is in elimination of the federal tax on gasoline. But as one congressman said, the amount the average farmer might have to jay in increased postage would mmediately offset what he might ave from the federal gas tax elimination. • * • That the economy is booming n general is encouraging, so nuch so that even the theory of spend more and balance Die >udget" doesn't seern too illogi- al. (when the blaze was dlscovefe a neighbor .woman Mrs Pa l||dii. Only ihfe frnoit!defjn ifimaffis df.the house and its be cttpanls remained' when the fire men arrived on the scene. Fun services ,for .the .three .vie tifnS were! held Tuesday in the' Bancroft Lutheran church. ' ••• * , • * *'. • Ray Murray, Buffalo Center announced his candidacy for the congressional 1 seat from this' district. Murray, democrat, hoped to defeat the incumbent, Gilchrist .republican, from., Laurens. * * * Fenian business men heard a report on the progress of efforts to,obtain a branch bank during the Week, Permission of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, was yet to be obtained, although directors of the Armstrong Trust & Savings Bank had approved extension of their organization to include a Fenton branch. . * * * ' A fire at Lone Rock damaged the J. M. Blanchard store. The Burt fire department helped extinguish the blaze, which burned holes in the roof and caused some damage to stock. * * * The puddle-jumper, ,a branch railroad from Burt to Lone Rock got stuck twice on its journey between those two places Thursday. The little train bogged down once on each leg of the trip, and a freight train had to go and give it a push. Total time lost was three hours. * * * The countryside around Kos- ident of the local board. * * * Plan* for iho flrti Aiiniui ,# suth County Cribbage Tofitna* ment were completed last week. Players from LuVertfe,' Bbde West Bend Bancroft, SweflLCiJy and Algona had already filed ^entries. Thursday was the big night and many well-known cribbage players were , llajnpien lisped Alpfjav in ii North 5 CSfttwL eonfefen<<e f. The 'the local's a 9*2 season mark. Algona's sho'6 IfHI ' Wai 'WfiyT 6ff duf* Jftg the night as:6nljf . seven field goals were racked up in 58 attempts. Post was high 'point man for Algeria with eight pMifls, - j_.-_. ..-.__, i, --^- -'.-•-•..-. •>- -^-.^-j - .-.-fci--*..^*-. r ^ . ^ Your Sponsored by Slate University of Iowa Child Welfare Research SiaJlon . From the files of the Algona Upper Des Moines Feb. 4, 1936 * * * A tragic farm fire claimed three lives near Bancroft Saturday morning. Mr and Mrs Mike Johnson and their son, Walter, were trapped inside the home when the fire, of undetermined origin, raced through the structure. The temperature was 12 below zero suth county was loaded with snow, but that fact didn't seem to thwart the efforts of old' man winter who dumped an addition- a five or six inches during the week. County and state snow plow crews put in plenty of timi trying to keep up with the on slaught. High temperature fo; the week was a 10 reading, while the low registered was 18 below zero. * • • Theft of 150 pairs of women'! hose was reported by the Eliti Shop in Algona Thursday morn ing. Entry of the thief or thieves was gained by breaking through two doors. The sheriff's office was attempting to solve the case. * • * * Payment of the soldiers' bonus was set to bring about $282,500 into Kossuth county, according to reports received in Algona. Approximately 550 ex-servicemen were residents of the county, indicating about a $500 bonus for each man, average. Each man was to receive $1 per day for each day served in this country and $1.25 for each day served on foreign soil. » • * D, L. Leffert was named to the Algona school board recently. He replaced A. E. Michel, who resigned. G. D. Shumway was pres- By Lloyd L. Lovell Assistant Professor Ten-year-old Jimmy had been working hard all morning in the garage. Finally he brought, out a luge box kite and.carried it up to the house. It was a bit wobbly as ho set it on the floor, and the sticks- hadn't been cut Very straight. Two large patches cov« ered holes he had accidentally orn in the paper. ' "Why, what a wonderful kite!" lis mother exclaimed. "It looks ust lovely. Did you make it all jy yourself? Honestly, it's the. nicest kite I ever saw." Jimmy looked at his mother. Are you kidding?" he asked. "I ould have bought a better one or half a buck from the hobby hop. I just thought it would be fun to make one." • Betty and Helen were dormitory roommates. One weekend they painted their room and began sewing new-drapes and bed spreads. Their fathers visited them later and were invited to fai m.s. Tlio proof is also in those places of business thut have to depend entirely on farm trade, such as farm implement dealers. G) unciy Center is losing two implement firms who no longer found it profitable to remain in business. There will be others unless there is some help provided to put farming back on a profitable basis again. AFL and CIO leaders are still soiling at Secretary of Agriculture Benson. They say that he has been placing the blame for the fact that farm prices drop but processed food costs remain high on the cost of labor. They say it isn't strictly so. President Earl Jimerson of the Meat Cutters union says that through 1951 until the middle of 1955 wages of packinghouse workers went up 35 cents with no substantial increase whatsoever in the wage cost of processing meat. In 1951 the union chief says, the average wage cost of processing 100 pounds of meat was $3.25. By Complete Holstein DAIRY DISPERSAL AUCTION SALE '/2 Mile East of Corwith, Iowa Saturday, February 4,1956 see the girls' amateur redecorating. Helen's father was pleased and interested, but Betty's father seemed ecstatic. No detail escaped his admiring comment and lavish prajse. When their fathers her she asked. "He always thinks the least little thing I do is just marvelous. He makes me feel he must think I'm an idiot and that had left Betty slumped on bed. "Wasn't' that awful?" lie my own shoes and blow my own nose!" While too-high standards may undermine a child's. confidence, Unrealistic praise may be disturbing, too. Children can be helped to develop reasonably accurate pictures of themselves, and successes "can help them develop, this picture. But the successes must be meaningful to the child in terms of his capacities and interests. Jimmy wasn't competing with a factory production system when he built his kite, and Betty didn't enjoy being made to feel that her accomplishments were always being compared with those of a child. Teaching a child to have an exaggerated picture of his capacities probably does not prepare him best for the experiences that lie ahead of him. Praise is welcome, but we can keep it realistic. Two Fines Here In J.P. Court Two cas«s were heard in Jus- Sice C. H. Ostwinkle's court dur- ,ng the week. Wesley F. Girard, Wesley, paid $5 and costs for im- Droper truck equipment and Richard L. Doocy, Bancroft, paid 55 and costs for a faulty muffler. William Cummings, Algona, was assessed $5 and costs on'a ;top sign count in Mayor Shierk's it's a miracle I ever learned to court during the period. 12:30 Sharp — Be On Time — No Small Items To Sell 12 Cows TB and Bangs Tested I Cows Fresh and 4 Heavy Springers Cows with 4th Calf Cow with 1st Calf Cows with 2nd Calf 5 Cows with 3rd Calf 3 Yearling Heifer Open 3 Close Springing 1st Calf Heifers 1-14 Month Heifer Open J-Heifers 8 Months I-Heifer 5 Months 1-Heifer 2Vi Months PUBLIC SALE Due lo the death of my husband, I will sell the following described personal property at the if arm located 4V 2 miles east of Bancroft on the blacktop, or B'/z miles south and l'/2 miles west of Lakota, or 3 miles north and 4 miles west of Titonka, on THURS., FEBRUARY 2 Sale to start at 12 o'clock sharp. Zumach Lunch Wagon on Grounds 49 HEAD OF/HOLSTEIN CATTLE 49 / 10 Holstein Cows and Heifers just fresh, 4 cows milking 3 months. heavy springing cow. Three springing first calf heifers. 8 heifers l'/2 to 2 years old. 6 small heifer calves and 7 bull calves. Good mrebred Bull, no papers, 20 months old. 8 heifers 5 to 8 mo. old Bangs vaccinated. All other T.B. and Bangs tested. 76 HEAD OF HOGS 76 10 Purebred Duroc second litter sows bryed to purebred Duroc boar, to farrow latter part of April. One purebred Duroc boar. 65 Duroc Fall Pigs from 50 to 100 pounds. FARM MACHINERY M-M tractor, model U, 1949, with Unimatic; 1941 H. Farmall tractor, with starter, lights, & good>rbr.; IHC 2M Mounted Picker, 2 yrs. old; F30 Farmall with mounted Humboldt loader; M-M 6 ft. Combine M m » ple t e i with u1! 0to l' P^kup straw spreader, 1951; M-M Bale-O- Malic baler with mtr.; M-M 4-row High speed Planter with ferJ attach, and wire, new in 1955; M-M 4-row Cult, with extTa ro «y shields; M-M 8-ft. Windrower, 2 yis. old; Chains foTu and F30trac^ SSJfcftlfZ n?'°iJF%*''J*-* 18 '"' Disc ' 18-in. Wades; 15-ft. Two Su in sil» Rn?,^! 1 * 0 ' 6 po ?* r i* 1 ' 60 " Hammormill on rbr..- Two 314 in. Slat Bottom Plows on rbr.; Kovar 13-ft, Field Cult., 1951; 24-ft. Lindsay Harrow, new in 1953; Jayhawk Hay Stacker^ ^section Harrow; New Idea Side Rake; New Idea Manure Spreader, 1951; L ° der; Ha Du ' Electric Farn ' Trailer ROAD CLOSED! You block oft' phone calls to your tips for good party-line service: give home When you ia.l to replace your up the line for emergency calls, hang 1C receiver properly. If you're ilt ' 1 '-•i««"*i«. ---i ji-~ •• • ««. a parly line you (io up all tele- phono traffic in and out Cor wfio share service: with you. Other up quietly when the line is in use, space out your calls. Party-line courtesy is catching. Northwestern Bell Telephone Company. 1955, despite higher wages, average cost of processing lOil pounds of meat had risen only to ,S;i2fi with the aid of newer processing developments and techniques, or only one cent per 100 Ib.s. of meat. Jimei.-on said he wished Ben.•ion would ''stop looking for scapegoats and put his energies toward finding an actual solution tn the farm problem." * * * The general political undercurrent in the Democratic party is fairly clear insofar as candidates for the presidency are concerned. But republican ranks cannot n.-.'.i .so easily. While there is ;, wholehearted prayer that Ike will be able to run again, there is always the possibility thut lie will nut. If that happens, fio one among a do/en or .so "possibles" wunu to be left ut the post in a wide open race for the GOP nomination. That is the theory behind Senator Knowland's abowed iiiientjon to be a t-andi- fhll( ~' "i!" • • . his backers .s:Vy he has nothing to lost under the circumstances, and much to gain if Ike does not run, but making it clear he wa.s available and interested in the nomination. "* i WANT ADS BRING RESULTS 2 Unit Surge Milker and Pipe Line for 12 Cows. 1 - 4 - S I.H.C. Cream Seperator Stainless Steel Disks. Vernon Gray, Owner . master electric clippers; 8-ft. Steel Tank; Hog Troughs; Elartric iniM • . 5 Close Springers 2 Cows Coming With 4th Calf 1 Cow Coming With 3rd Calf I Cow Coming with 2nd Calf 1 First Calf Heifer 6 Heifers Bred to Calf in May and June 5 Open Heifers Just Right for Breeding 12 Heifers 8 to 12 Months Old. mQdl 820B! 22 repeater; All adult cattle on both listings are TB and Bangs tested and younger heifers are calfhood Bangs vaccinated and TB tested. 400 Bales good Alfalfa hay in barn, no rain; 600 Bu of Oats- Corn Silage ,n a pit; 300 large type leghorn pullets! laying very good!. HOUSEHOLD GOODS TERMS — CASH Not Responsible for Accidents. Harold Brown, Owner Auctioneers: Quinn, Bancroft & Yungeberg, Algona Corwith Slate Bank, Clerk. 9ood davenp °" S M N S0; Sirty'tflh.'SSSSyS With *°. u ' ba »"« i»to« »he Not responsible for acci^s. m premlses un «l «ttled (oj. Mrs. Pauline Northrop "tllln.,. O. "\f I ™ Quinn & Yungeberg, Auci. Titonka Saving? Bank, Clerk,.

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