The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 31, 1956 · Page 32
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, January 31, 1956
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2-Algeria (la.) Upper Des Meine* Tuesday, January 31, t9S6 tipper tte$ mow$ ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^T 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 lie is waging war against the same national policies that defeated him for reelection 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 he spoke in Algona, he considers that the present NFO campaign is "the most 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 see 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 shifted 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 farming mid- west as a whole. There are mifny strange things going on in Washington, and having Sherman Adams sit in the seat of judgment on matters of national policy is one of them. ^Igona Upper pcs ponies 111 E. Call Street—Phone 1100_Algona, Iowa Entered ;is second class matter :it the postol'Cicc ut Algona, Iowa, under Act of Congress oC M.iU'h 3, 1870. Issued Tuesdays in 1956 By THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Managing Editor C. S. ERLANDER, Advertising Manager NATIONAL EDITORIAL ""•"" UUMliUl 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 ndvaiur S3.00 Both Algona pupci.- iir combination, pur year _..$a.0(l Single Copies. - -•• 10c ' SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year in advance ... . ..-$4.00 Both Algona papoi:* ir, combiiiaiion, one year —$G.OO No suliik'npilor. lc.-,.-< than tj mcmthb. ADVERTISING RATES L)i.s|'l.iv AdvertifiiiH. pel uirh .". - 63e OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER WHAT IS WRONG WITH IOWA Swea City Herald — Nothing is wrong with Iowa except entirely loo 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 Pitlsburg tin basin, using Cincinnati soap and cotton towels made in New Hampshire; sit down to a Granjd Rapids table; eat 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 Island 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 like blaxes all day long on an Iowa farm cohered 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 u 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 jt 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 CO 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- 'ceivecl from jobbers, whereas, a newspaper is a manufacturer and its greatest costs are all local expenses, not for merchandise. ' -•• * * * TEACHERS — HOW DO YOU COMPARE . . . Eagle Grove Eagle — The Iowa State Taxpayers Association has come up with some figures on the average pay of teachers in the state of Iowa. In the class of* towns with a population of from 2500 to 5000 we find the following: A high school teacher (male) received $3,385 in 1949 and $4,115 in 1955 for an increase of 21.0% 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 no%v getting $2,950 for an increase of 32.0% 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 banks 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 bunk balance. Our Grundy banks are not the only ones whose deposits declined the past year. All other banks in communities supported largely by fann- ers had the same experience. The shrinkage in our bank deposits is not the only evidence of reduced income from our farms. The proof is also in those places of business that have to depend entirely on farm trade, such us farm implement dealers. Grundy 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. Oayta In The Phftacfetpdia Daily News i "The Strain Is Beginning To Tell" Washington DIGEST A Weekly Summary of "Inside" Information From Washington Sources of Special Interest to The Mid-West By Jim Edmonds ROAD CLOSED! You block off phone falls to your tips for good party-line service: give home when you fail to replace your up the line for emergency calls, hang telephone receiver properly. If you're up quietly when the lino is in use, on a party line you tie up all tele- space out your calls. Party-line cour- phone traffic' in and oat -for those tesy is catching. Northwestern Bell who share service with you. Other Telephone Company. The Federal budget for the year ending June 30, 1957, presented recently by President Eisenhower, is causing considerable "ofT 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 M> 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. * * * Without being critical of the president personally, some members of congress even in republican circles point out one dubious aspect of the proposed new budget. It is based on the assumption that tax income will continue to rise. It is pointed out that there are some symptoms which indicate that Federal tax revenue instead of rising may fall, and if so an increased budget will lead to only one thing, an increase in the federal debt and the necessity for raising the debt limit as allowed by law once again. This was done two years ago with the statement thai il was temporary; nobody has since suggested that it be lowerqd again. * * * Also in the president's budget message is a proposal to increase the postal rales. II is being poinl- ed out that the one place where the fanner 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 pay in increased postage would rmmediatcly offset what he might save from the federal gas tax elimination. * * * That the economy is booming in general is encouraging, so much so that even the theory of "spend more and balance the budget" doesn't seem too illogical. * * * AFL ana 1 CIO leaders are still boiling at Secretary of Agriculture Benson. They say that he ha? 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 ot the Meal Cutters union says that through 1951 until the middle of 1!)55 wages of packinghouse workers went up 3f> cents with no substantial increase whatsoever in the wage cost of processing meat. In l'J51 the union chief says, the average wage eo.-t of processing 100 pounds of meat was $li25. By 1 !)55, despite higher wages, ti 1 average cost of processing 10i' pounds of meat had risen only to S3.2li with the aid of newer processing developments ;iiul techniques, or only one cent per 101) Ibs. of meat. Jimerson said he wished Menson would "stop looking for .scapegoats and put his energies toward finding an actual solution to tlic farm problem." » « * The general political undercurrent in the Democratic party is fairly clear insofar as cunduiaios for the presidency are coneein- cd. But republican ranks c.miioi rest .-o easily. While there is a wholehearted prayer that Ike will be able to run again, there is al- way.-. the possibility tiiat he will not. If that happens, .no one among a or so "possibles" wants to be left at the' post in a wide open raci. 1 for the (!<)!' nomination. That it : the theor\ behind Senator Knou Kind's ;<b"Wed intention to be a candidate "i!" . . . his b.Meker.- . .'iy he lias nothing to lose under the ehi-umstances. and much to _ia:n if Ike does not run. but makm; it L-le.'U' he "vas ;.iv;;i!able ana ;.'i!c.<- • sled in tin 20 YEARS AGO IN 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 ti'appcd inside the home when the fire, of undetermined origin, 'raced through the structure. The temperature was 12 below zero when the blaze was discovered by a neighbor womSn Mrs Pat Mulligan. Only" the Smouldering remains of the hous* and US oc> cupants remained when the firc^ men arrived on the scene. Funeral services for the three victims were held Tuesday in the Bancroft Lutheran church. * « * Ray Murray, Buffalo Centef, announced his pandidacy for the congressional seat from this district. Murray, democrat, hoped to defeat the incumbent, Gilchrist, republican, from Laurens. * * * Fenton business men heard a report on the progress of efforts (o 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- stith county was loaded with snow, but that fact didn't seem to thwart the efforts of old man winter uho dumped an addition- a five or six inches during the week. County and state snowplow crews put in plenty of time trying to keep up with the onslaught;. High temperature for the week was a 10 reading, while the low registered was 18 below zero. • » » Theft of 150 pairs of women's hose vyas reported by the Elite Shop in Algona Thursday morning. Entry of the thief or thieves was gained by breaking through two doors. The sheriffs 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 $1.25 for each clay served on foreign soil. • • • D. L. Leffert was named to the Algona school board recently, lie replaced A. F,. Michel, who resigned. G. D. Shumway was pres- ident of the local bbafd. * * * . Plans fo* In* fit*! annual !t*i- suth County Cribbage TOUrh4* meht were completed last week. Players from LuVertte, Bode West Bend. Bancroft, Swfta City and Algona had already filed entries. Thursday was the big night and many well-known cribbage play§fs were in the fold. . Hampton tipped Algona, 20-19, in a N&tth Geftlfal conference cafttest |t rta»$toft. the loss gaVe the locals a 9-2 season mark. Algona's shooting was way off during the night as only seven field goals were racked up in 58 attempts. Post was high point man for Algona with eight points. Understand Your Child Sponsored by Stale University of low* Child Welfare Retearch Station By Lloyd L. Lovell Assistant Professor Ten-year-old Jimmy had been working hard all morning in the garage. Finally he brought out a huge box kite and carried it up to" the house. It was a bit wobbly as he set it on the floor, and the sticks hadn't been cut very straight. Two large patches covered holes he had accidentally torn in the paper. "Why, what a wonderful kite!" his mother exclaimed, "It looks just loVely. Did you make it all by yourself? Honestly, it's the nicest kite I ever saw." , Jimmy looked at his mother. "Are you kidding?" he asked. "I could have bought a better one for half a buck from the hobby shop. 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 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 praise. When their father's had left Betty slumped on Tier bed. "Wasn't ' that awful?" she asked. "He always thinks the least little thing I do is just marvelous. He makes rne feel he must think I'm an idiot and that it's a miracle I ever' learned to tie 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 tbe 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 pic- tirre 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 cases were heard in Justice C. H. Ostwinkle's court during the week. Wesley F. Girard, Wesley, paid $5 and costs for improper truck equipment and Richard L. Doocy, Bancroft, paid $5 and costs for a faulty muffler. William Cummings, Algona, was assessed $5 and costs on a stop sign count in Mayor Shierk's court during the period. Complete Holstein DAIRY DISPERSAL AUCTION SALE T /2 Mile East of Corwith, Iowa Saturday, February 4,1956 12:30 Sharp — Be On Time — No Small Items To Sell 12 Cows TB and Bangs Tested 8 Cows Fresh and 4 Heavy Springers 3 Cows with 4th Calf 1 Cow with 1st Calf 3 Cows with 2nd Calf 5 Cows with 3rd Calf 3 Yearling Heifer Open 3 Close Springing 1st Calf Heifers 1 — 14 Month Heifer Open 3_Heifers 8 Months |_Heifer 5 Months 1-Heifer 2'/z Months 2 Unit Surge Milker and Pipe Line for 12 Cows. 1 - 4 - S I.H.C. Cream Seperator Stainless Steel Disks. Vernon Gray, Owner 5 Close Springers | 6 Heifers Bred to Calf in May 2 Cows Coming With 4th Calf and June 1 Cow Corning With 3rd Calf 1 Cow Coming with 2nd Calf 1 First Calf Heifer 5 Open Heifers Just Right for Breeding 12 Heifers 8 to 12 Months Old. All adull cattle on both listings are TB and Bangs tested and younger heifers are calfhood Bangs vaccinated and TB tested. TERMS — CASH Not Responsible for Accidents. Harold Brown, Owner Auctioneers: Quinn, Bancroft & Yungeberg, Algona Corwith State Bank, Clerk. PUBLIC SALE Due to the death of my husband, I will sell the following described personal property at the farm located 4'/ 2 miles east of Bancroft on the blacktop, or pVi miles south and l'/ 2 miles west of Lakola, or 3 miles north and 4 miles west of Tilonka, 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. 1 heavy springing cow. Three springing first calf heifers, 8 heifers IV* to 2 years old. 6 small heifer calves and 7 bull calves. Good purebred 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 bred 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 complete with motor, pickup straw spreader, 1951; M-M Bale-O- Matic baler with mtr.; M-M 4-row High speed Planter with fort, attach, and wire, new in 1955; M-M 4-row Cult, with extra rotary shields; M-M 8-ft. Windrower, 2 yrs. old; Chains for U and F30 tractors; M-M 7-ft. Power Mower; M-M 18-ft. Disc, 18-in. blades; 15-ft. Roderick Lean Disc; IHC No. 6 power takeoff Hammermill 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; 2-seciion Harrow; New Idea Side Rake; New Idea Manure Spreader, 1951; Minnesota Hay Loader; Heavy Duty Electric Farm Trailer with galvanized steel flare box, only 1 yr. old; Anthony Trailer with Durabilt flare box; Farm trailer with straight box; All steel wagon running gear; Super Six Manure Loader; 3 Flat bed racks; Cylinder corn sheller; High wheel wooden Wheel Wagon running gear; 2-Wheel Trailer; Tractor mounted Wood Saw; Wagner Air Compressor, new; IHC Hand Corn Sheller; 500-lb. Scale; 21-ft. Tractor Mounted Sprayer; IHC Endgate Seeder; Rub. tired Push Cart; Clipper Fanning Mill; Wood burning lank heater; Two 14-ft. Feed bunks; Hog chute; 3 50-ft. rolls of Slat cribbing; Hog Oiler; Hog waterer; Stewart Clip- master eleclric clippers; 8-ft. Steel Tank; Hog Troughs; Electric mrrs,; Paint Sprayer; Commins Electric '2-in. drill with bits; Waterloo Metal Tool Chest; Post Drill; Saws, spades, shovels, garden tools, wrenches, forge, 2 lift jacks, hand drills, vises, wheelbarrow, grapple forks; Brooder stove, 2 steel nests, chicken feeders & waterers, elc.; 3-unit Perfection Milking Machine, 2 yrs. old, with pipeline for 15 cows. Suspended type buckets; Universal 4-can Milk cooler, front opening, 2 yrs. old, like new; Surge 10-gal Hot Water Heater, tank to wash milk cans. 6-pen Hog House, like new; 4-pen Hog house; 3-pen Hog house; 10x12 Brooder House; 2 small feed sheds; 300-bu. Walk-in hog feeder. 12-gauge Stevens Repeater, mod. 820B; 22 Remington repeater; .410 Excell shotgUn; 12 gauge single shot; Sea-Bee 3-H.P. Outboard motor, good hip boots. 400 Bales good Alfalfa hay in barn, no rain; 600 Bu. of Oats; Corn Silage in a pit; 300 large type leghorn pullets, laying very good. 1953 3 i-ton International Pickup with stock and grain rack. 7500 actual miles. HOUSEHOLD GOODS Home Comfort Coal Cook Stove; 3 dressers; Real good davenport &: chair; Oil burner heating stove in good shape. TERMS: Cash or make arrangements with ycur banker before the sale. No properly to be removed from premises until settled for. Not responsible for accidents. Mrs. Pauline Northrop ; WANT ADS BRING RESULTS i i Quinn & Yungeberg, Auct. Titonka Savings Bank, Clerk.

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