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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, February 21, 1956
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EISENHOWER pass the hew farm program will benefit this year if . : ' '• ' ess acts be fore spring planting time "Although agriculture is our basic industry, farm families find their prices and incomes depressed amid tiie nation's greatest prosperity.' ".. ."Art oversupply of commodities drives down prices as mounting costs force up from below, generating a severe price-cost squeeze. ".. .Remedies are needed riow, and h is up to the administration and the Congress to provide them swiftly. As we seek to go forward, we must not go back to old programs that have failed utterly to protect farm families. "... I recommend, therefore, the following nine- point program. I urge the Congress to pass this program with maximum speed, for delay can only aggravate and multiply the difficulties already sorely harassing millions of our rural people." From the President's spec&l farm message to Congress. The Eisenhower-Republican 9-Point Farm Program 1 A VOLUNTARY, 2-POINT SOU BANK to take 40 , to 45 million acres out of production of your problem crops, get rid of the surplus, raise prices. An Acreage Reserve which uses the surplus to reduce the surplus. A Conservation Reserve to prevent future surpluses and to build back soil for future needs. 2 1AWS TO PERMIT FASTEA SURPLUS DISPOSAL . especially in foreign markets. Selling, not storage, is the answer. STRENGTHEN COMMODITY PROGRAMS on wheat, corn, dairy products, soybeans, cotton and rice. Ease production controls wherever possible. 4 PROTECT FAMILY.TYPE FARMS by limiting the size , of price support loans made to large corporate-type farms. / 3. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. EXPAND RURAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM to help low-income farm families live better, earn mote. PUSH FORWARD THE GREAT PLAINS PROGRAM to'stabilize income in drought-stricken areas, and to prevent another dust bowl. INCREASE FARM RESEARCH APPROPRIATION to find new uses and new markets for farm crops, lower production costs and increase farm profits. ASSURE ADEQUATE CREDIT TO FARMERS to meet capital needs of present farmers, help young farmcra get started, tide farmers over emergencies. REFUND GASOLINE TAX TO FARMERS on motor fuel used in farming operations. Q: Why will it work? Q: ^. is a program for farmers by farmers. . '. W* asked for, and got, stjund advice from hundreds of farm Jeaders;,and tbousarlrJi of f^rrnlrs everywhere: ••Thit program get* at the root of Xhe problem ' on a pracx tical, non-political basis. It contains no double-talk or bureaucratic theories. It is the mdst business-like, down- to-earth approach to the business of fanning and marketing of farm products this country has'ever had. Why is it a more practical program than others that nave been offered? A , Because it is especially tailored to today's peace. , • time conditions. It hits right 'at the problem of price-depressing surpluses built up because of wartime policies too long continued. These surpluses hang over your farm like a hidden mortgage. Answers to some of your questions How will the Soil Bank "Conservation Reserve" keep future surpluses from building up? A . It will take 25 million acres out of all crop and fives • stock^Rroduction for several years. This jind wffl be put into grass, trees or wafer"st6fiage; v It'is voluntary and provide! generous incentives for wide-spread participation. It, too, will help livestock producers as well as grain producers since it will reduce the surplus of feed grains that put more and more people into the livestock i business. Q: Q: Will all farmers benefit? A , This program will directly benefit all farmen every• where: producers of food grains, feed grains, oil- teed and fiber crops, dairymen and livestock producers. It recognizes thtf special problems of regional groups and producers of qertajn crops. . Will this program help strengthen farm prices? A . Yes. The present mountain of surplus, and the threat • of future surplus, now holds down prices. Every fanner realizes that "a government warehouse is not a market." As surpluses are used up prices will inevitably rise. (Marketing people have estimated that net farm income would have been $2 billion higher in 1935 if it were not for the surpluses.) Q Q: How much will it help? A , Hundreds of millions of dollars in payments to • farmers can be made this year under the Soil Batik plan alone If passage is not delayed. This is in addition to its effect in strengthening farm prices. Farmers wpuld also get $60,000.000 a year tax refund on gasoline used io their farming operations, How big is the surplus? A , The government now holds an SS-blllion stock of t farm, products. We can't shut our eyes to it, throw it into the ocean or plow it under. It costs about 8 million dollars a day for storage and carrying charges alone. Are these programs entirely voluntary? i A . Yes. President Eisenhower and the Republican • Party believe it is a basic right of every farmer to be free to plan his own farm program and make the best use of his land that he knows how. They also believe that fanners should have the chance to build up their soil with? out loss of income. The well-being of all Americans, as well as the future prosperity of farmers themselves, depends on maintaining productivity of our soil resources. Farmers who participate will no longer feel that they are forced to farm every acre to the limit, producing crops thai aren't needed, in order to keep their income up. Q . How do I benefit if I put some of, • my acres in the Soil Bank? A . You get an opportunity to restore the fertility of • your soil and at the same time you are assured of an income from the land you retire. As surpluses ore reduced, prices will increase on crops you do produce. Why will Soil Bank participation help insure my income? A . It will strengthen your cash position by giving yon • a guarantee—in effect, income insurance. The acres you take out of production will provide income regardless of drought, flood or other disaster. Q . How will the Soil Bank help live> stock producers? A . With less feed grains being produced, fewer farmer* • will feel that they have to raise more livestock to "piece out" their income due to surplus-depressed price* of grain. Participants in the Soil Bank plan will sign an agreement not to graze their diverted acre*. Q: Q , Why do surpluses drive down • stock prices as well as grain prices? A Continued overproduction of grains not only clogs . the grain markets but forces continued expansion in an already over-expanded livestock production. Livestock prices as well as grain prices would be higher today if it were not for the surplus. Q , Why is the new Soil Bank Plan . the most sensible approach to the surplus problem? A lt will get rid of thp surplus and prevent future I surplus from piling up. It will stop the shift of another farmer's problem crops to your problem crops. ./-\ How does the Soil Bank "Acreage W* Reserve" use the surplus to re* duce the surplus? » la fftynge for placing a portion of their allotted A* oxw *ares in the Soil Bonk (removing them from production wturcly for an agreed period), farmers wili receive «»tifc*«s. These certificates will be good for cash at the bwk « for commodities drawn from surplus Bovcrnawp* ««**«• ' n lhis *»> farmer* will be using up tin surplus instead of adding to it. This part of Ow pro- tram applies to corn, wheat, cotton and rioe. When does it start? A . Just as soon as the necessary legislation can be • enacted. The President has urged all possible speed so farmers can plan their plantings and benefit fuUy during the present crop year. Your Republican members of Congress are behind the President. They believe the more you know about the program, the more you can help. You can help by writing members of Congress urging immediate action. This message sponsored and paid for by the National Republican Senatorial & Congressional Committee*, Washington, D.C. Senator Barry Ooldwatcr and Rep. Richard M. Simpson, Chairmen. WRITE YOUR SENATORS AND CONGRESSMAN TODAY Honorable ----- .. The Capitol, Washington, D. C. YES, 1 am in favor of the Eisenhower Farm Pro* gram. Let's get it passed before spring plaoUu time so we can start getting our price* MdincQjat up this crop year. orRFD CHy. A married person has io fid- come skilled as an interpreted. Both husbands and Wives •{$&- quently say one thing and; rhe^h another. It's 'not exactly' lying, for most of the time both spouses sincerely think they are nbt fo<5l- ing when they make .these • remarks. But you don't have, sto be hitched up in the double Harness very loijg before you leafh that not 'all your mate's' pronouncements have : to ,be tak&n absolutely literally. * * * , • t . To illustrate this point, I have compiled a sort of glossary of marital rehiarks,, together with their real meaning. It. is by no means complete. We'll start first with some of the .little gems that drop from the lips ,!6f ihe husband. ' He says, "I may have to w.ork late tonight, honey." (He me&ns. he's anticipating-' a few hands,, of Crfbbage and or some refreshments with the boys) When you are planning -tt) go out, he says, "I'll have just enough time to shave." (He does not want to take a bath tonight, either) ••.-••.! "The grocery bill is sky high, nobody bothers to turn off the lights or shut the- doors abound here and you kids mUst ^.thirik I'm made <bf money," We; says. (He's just indulged himself in some new fishing equipment or some other personal extravagance) "I'll be home in exactly twenty minutes." (Put his • food back into the refrigerator and go ahead and feed the kida. He won't be home^ for hours.) ; "You sure were the gay one at the party tonight." (He hopes she didn't notice all the time "he spent over in the corner w.itb That Blonde.) "Things are sure in a mess around here. If I ran my business the way you • run this, house-;-" (He's got •' troubles! downtown — slow collections,' 'taxes, unpaid bills, employ^ friction, arguments with the boss( etc, etc.) ' * * * ' , "Fort Dodge TV is coming in better than Mason City tonight.'* (He wants to watch the boxing matches over KGTV, while the rest of the family prefers The Lineup Over KGLO.) "Where in the, world did you hide my-green spprtr shirtV" (He knows- it's -hanging m' the closer 'where it usually is, but he'hasn't got around to. looking there for it.), * * * There are quite a few equivocal remarks made on the distaff side of the house, also. For example, when she says, "Is there enough lemon in the lemon meringue pie tonight, dear", she means (Compliment me on the dinner I slaved over all afternoon, you big lug.) When he has presented her With a gift, "Oh, you shouldn't have! I just love it but we could have put that money into our savings account." (Brother, it's a good thing you remembered to come through with a present. Maybe I can trade it in and get that little blue number in the store window with the hat to match.) "Wear your green shirt, dear. It looks so much better on you than the blue one does." (She hasn't sewn the missing buttons back on the blue one yet.) "You aren't peeved at me, are you honey?" (She knows blamed well he loves her. She just wants to hear him say it once in a while.) "I was down town today and bought you a whole new supply, of socks, undershirts and handkerchiefs." (She bought herself a new dress, hat, shoes and handbag.) "Mary Jones is just about my age." (Mary Jones is a good ten years younger.) » * * "I'd raiher have a good cloth coat than a cheap fur one." (Her best gal friend just got a new Moulton and is she ever green- eyed about it.) "I think it's better for a child to be nice and normal, well balanced in his interests like our Junior instead of a little bookworm like Sammy Smith." (Sammy Smith got all A's and B's'on his report card. Junior received C's and one D.) * » * ,..<• A person has to be kind of careful in making statements about typical behavior in husbands or wives. On:e in a while they'll back-fire on you and a husband will pull some trick usually reserved for wives, Divide-versa. Take the way the car got the dents at the Allan Buchanan's. The way I heard it, Al was on the way to work one morning. He went through the walk-in door to the garage, got in the car, revved up the motor and backed out. " One thing was missing—he forgot to open the garage,door! And that .was Mister Buchanan, nut Mrs. * . * * • On the other hand, it is 'the husband who has the laugh, on ihV*wif&- down at'Tom arid Grace McGraw's. Grace was rushing around trying to whip up a quick dinner. She opened the lid to the deep freez«, practically stood on her head trying to get some items out of the bottom of the chest, found' them and closed the lid. But .she forgot to take her head 'Out of the freezer! Grace got a nasty bump out of it and Slgona ®pper ®e£ jHomes? ALOONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1956 Tuesday, Fsbruary 21, 1956 Bancroft Marine Has His Workout With Cole Slaw 1 Donald A. Plaih, right above, is getting the full treatment as a "chow chopper" in the recruit mess hall at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot at San Diego, in the above picture. With him is Private Wilbur J. Jensen, of Mclntyre, Iowa. They are 1 preparing a large basin o[ cole slaw. During recruit training all men must spend at least a week on mess duty. Both men are part of the Iowa Squad that enlisted at Des Moines in November, 1955. .Torn remarked with true husbandly sympathy, "There must be easier ways to' try to commit suicide." * * * • This present generation of youngsters are inclined to take such miracles as TV for granted. Why shouldn't they? Lots of kids eight or nine years old can't remember when we didn't have it. Dick Phillips, who for some reason prefers the movies to TV, ran a rootin', tootin' matinee for ,the kids at the theater Saturday.. There little projection trouble and the screen was blank for a !full ten' seconds. After the show, Linda Lovstad who is seven, told Dick, "Say, Mr Phillips, you had a little trouble with your television tubes at the show this 'afternoon, clidn't you?" Now that the Lenten season is underway, many of us tire looking for. good meatless menus. This recipe for Salmon and .Lima Beans should be most appropriate. It was entered in the recipe contest by Mrs G. B. Johnson of Fenton. 1, 16 oz. can of Salmon, either pink or red 2 cups cooked limn beans, drained or 1 can of lima beans 2 teasp. lemon julctt 'A cup sweet pickles, chopped 1 % cups crushed potato chips 1, 10 M: oz. can cream of celery soup % -cup sweet milk Remove bones and skin from salmon. Combine with beans, lemon juice, pickles and half of the crushed potato chips. Mix lightly. Place in a buttered 2 quart casserole. Dilute soup with milk. Pou'r evenly over salmon mixture. Top with remaining potato chips. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 50 minutes. —GRACE. Packing the biggest power punch in Chevrolet truck history! Portland Club Reads Letters From Pen Pals Portland — The Portland Progress Club met Thursday afternoon, Feb. 18, at the home of Mrs Franz Teeter with Mrs Ray Fitch, Mrs Goodwyn Bergerud and Mrs Axel Carlsen assistant hostesses. The chairman, Mrs David Bolie opened the meeting. The lesson, "Care of Upholstered Furniture", wns given by Mrs Kenneth Bolie and Mrs David Bolie. In place of "fun time", members of the club read letters from their pen pals in foreign countries. At the close of the meeting a delicious lunch was served by the hostesses. The next meeting will be a week later than usual or Thursday afternoon, March 22, at the home of Mrs Grace Trenary, with Mrs Earl Shipler and Mrs Harold Bcjcker assistant hostesses. The lesson, "Care of New Fabrics", will be given by Mrs Earl Zwiefel and Mrs Victor Fitch. Mr and Mrs Kenneth Bolie and children were dinner guests Sunday, Feb. 12, at the home of Mrs Bolie's sister, the Merle Eriek- sons in Fort Dodge. Mrs Gene Ringsdorf of Des Moines came -up to spend the weekend with home folks. Mr and Mrs Donald Ringsdorf and Barbara and Mrs Gene Ringsdorf were guests at an oyster supper, at Mrs Gene Ringsdorf's parents, Mr and Mrs Henry Radmaker, Saturday evening.- < Mrs Luke Ringdsorf of Burt spent Sunday at the Donald Ringsdorf home. Mrs Clyde Moore, 'Wilma, Margaret .Claudia and Junior called at the Victor Fitch home Monday evening. Mr and Mrs Herbert Nelson entertained Tuesday evening at a supper in honor of their little son Randy's 5th birthday. Guests were Mr and Mrs Henry Nelson, Mrs Mary Michaelsen and Mr and Mrs Ed Zwiefel all'of Titonka and Uncle Zain Heifner of Boyceville, Wis. Gregory Michaelsen spent the night at the Nelson, home. During the evening, Arden Nelson, stationed at Fort Louis, Washington called to wish his little brother Randy' a "Happy Birthday". Mi arid Mrs Wendell Ringsdorf and family were supper/guests Thursday evening at the Donald Ringsdpff.hqme, A birthday party was held at the Neal-Michaelsen home Thursday evening Feb. 16 in honor of Darwin Michaelsen: Mr and Mrs Herbert Nelson, and family, Mr and Mrs Donald Michaelsen and family 1 'and-Mrs Mary Michaelsen came in to help him celebrate his 5th birthday: ' "Some,.-one has said that the best way -to keep up with the Joneses!, is .to take it easy for awhile'and meet them coming back..";''. ;••!•'. •LuVerne By Mrs. Fern Bigings New Chevrolet Task«Force Trucks for '56! A short-stroke V8 for every model! Higher powered, higher compression 6'$l More power for tight schedules and tough fobs , * , modern power that saves you money every milel You get plenty of "horses" to haul your loads in new Chevrolet Task- Force trucks. Power's been boosted right across, the board in modern short-stroke V8's and efficient valve-in-head 6's! Come on in soon and let us show you these great new Chevrolet trucks for '561 Anything less is an old-fashioned truck! Fast Facts About New '66 Task-Force Trucks A V8 for Every Model* • More Power, ful Sixes • An Automatic Drive for Every Series f • New Five-Speed Syn- chro-Mesh Transmission! * High-level Ventilation • Concealed Safety Steps • Tubeless Tires, Standard on All Model) • Fresh, Functional Work Styling. *V8 standard in L.Cf. models, an «xtr*» cost option in all others. ^Optional at extra cost in a wide roast of KOSSUTH MOTOR CO. SOUTHWEST OF COURTHOUSE SQUARE PHONI 200 Mr and Mrs C. O. McClellan have arrived home from a six week trip and vacation spent in Florida. Enroute home they visited several days jn Dayton, Ohio, with their son-in-law and daughter, Mr and Mrs Gerald Weller. Mr and Mrs William Schipull lave returned home from Rochester, Minn., where Mr Schipull underwent surgery for the removal of a tumor. His condition is satisfactory. Mr and Mrs Carroll Pate, sons, Mark and Timothy of Clarion visited Tuesday afternoon with their friends, Mr and Mrs Charles Brown, in the home of Mrs Ernest Meyer, Jr., mother of Mrs Brown. Mrs Walter L. Hefti of Britt assisted her sister, Mrs Henry Marty, and sister-in-law, Mrs Fred Merkle, with care of their sister, Miss Esther Merkle, who has been confined in her home by illness the past ten days. Mrs B. E. Martin, Mrs Guy Andre and Mrs Hugh Shirk have been teaching the first grade pupils of Miss Merkle during her illness. Mr and Mrs Alvin Kelling of Goldfield visited Wednesday in the Mr and Mrs Elmer Kubly home. Mr and Mrs George Schnelzer and family had as Sunday evening dinner guests their brother and sister-in-law, Mr and Mrs Elmer Schnetzer, Jimmy and Coleen of Renwick and the ladies' mother, Mrs Anna Blumer of LuVerne. Mr and Mrs Harry Naffziger were in Des Moines Friday and Saturday attending a farm council meeting. Mr and Mrs Charles Brown and sons had as guests Sunday Mr and Mrs Wayne Barr and family of Fenton. Mr and Mrs Edwin Marty and Mr and Mrs Duane Anderson visited Monday in Randall with Mr and Mrs Judean Weltha- Mr in$ Mrs W. Raymond Legler visltc4 h6r parents, Mr aftd Mrs John Bafnhvdt in Pocs- hontas. They alao attended th« LuVerne-Merld*n girls bssfcet- § ball game there that evening.

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