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2-Alflona (Id.) Upper Dei Molnet Tuesday, February 21, 1956 GOVERNMENT BY The illness 'of the President has brought into focus a situaiiOn that has been appraised' as a "drift toward government by regency." Commentators have been pointing out that there is an increasing trend toward • having Presidential deputies make major decisions and direct the destinies of the country, particularly Sherman Adams, a former congressman and governor from New Hampshire. Roscoe Drummond, chief of the Washington Bureau of the New York Herald-tribune, observed in mid-December that the nation has been experiencing "a widening vacuum in the relationship of the President with the people on a wide range of vital matters." He adds, "it is a dangerous vacuum and something needs to be done about it." James Reston, chief of the New York Times Washington staff, says "it is not clear who is carrying the main burden of the Presidency." ' Doris Fleeson, a syndicated writer for a group of eastern newspapers, writes "Sherman Adams is all but acting President. He runs the clearing house on policy and appointments. Members of Congress long ago nicknamed him the Prime Minister and work through him." , Robert J. Donovan, writing in Colliers, says. '.'Time and time again when a caller or official springs an idea on Eisenhower, the President will tell him 'take it up with Sherman.'". In terms of results rather than purposes, the present Administration reflects the "Sherm Adams" image to a much greater extent than it does the "Eisenhower image", commented CBS news reporter Eric Severeid recently. Adams, it seems, is the chief dispenser of White House patronage, and in a key position on appointments, something that makes him mighty , potent with both branches of Congress. One U. S. Senator, Harry P. Cain, a Republican, spoke out against abuses which have occurred under the Republican "security system." He later told a writer for Colliers that When he tried to explain the merits of his statement, Adams replied "To hell with the merits; this is a team and you are expected to play on it." Delegation of authority is to be expected in an arduous job like that of bejng President. But one cannot help but wonder — .as many members of Congress and; Washington news men have , already, done — 'if 'the habit of: turning decisions over, to the Regenc^ of an appointive administrator' like Adams isn't ^getting a little' off the beam in a /democratic form of government. Ki *,-v* " GROSS .GETS THE DICKENS While '.Congressman H. R. Gross . does not represent our 'district, his "activities are proving most interesting. He is also getting it in the neck from some • sources because he doesn't seem to be exactly following the party line laid down by the Republican high command. Mr Gross, it seems, does not at all believe in the .present flexible farm price support program and he is openly fighting for 90 percent fixed parity for air farm products. This has caused at least two of the papers in his area to- take Mr. Gross to task. Both papers have managed to dig back some 20 years and endeavor to connect Gross with disorders that occurred during the Farm Holiday movement. This type of smear isn't slowing down Mr Gross, however, nor is it causing him to change his views. We'll say one thing for Congressman Gross. You know he's jn Congress and you know where he stands. That's a lot more than you can say for some of our Weasel-worded representatives who just drift along with the tide in whatever direction it happens to be going at the time, * * * This guy knows nothing and he can prove it, A newspaper short story with a Chicago date line, says: "Edward (Butch) Pac/.ko, who has a record of 63 arrests, denied he was involved in Die attempted robbery of a warehouse. He loudly proclaimed this alibi: "I wus home in bed drunk. I don't know nothing and I can prove it., " pic cs Jll E. Call Street— Phone 1100-AIgona, Iowa Entered ns second class mailer at Ihc postoffic-u nt * Algona, Iowa, under Ai-t 01 Congress of Miirch 3. 1H7!). _ Issued Tuesdays in lOSfi By THE UPPEH DBS MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. II WALLER, Managing Editor C. S. EHLANDER, Advertising Munagur NATIONAL EDIT OR I At AFFItl ATE MEMBER MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE Weekly Newspaper Representatives, Inc. 920 Broadway, New York 10, N. Y. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO. One Year, in advanci; -- . S-'i.QU Hulli AlRuiui i)iu>eis, in t-oniljiiuilion, per yc-.ir J3.00 Siniilt- Copic.-a .- . _ 10c- SUBSCRIPTION HATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Vi.'or in ndvunce .. .. . . _. Sl.oo Hofli Algoiia papers in combination. "Jie jt-yr - ^d.OO Nu t.ubiL'1'ijJtioii Icfab tliun 6 inonthb. APVERTISWG RATES Oi.sj));iy Advertising, per iiU'li - - li'tc OFFICUL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER GAS BILL VETO The Presidential veto of the Gas Gouge BUI 'was made almost mandatory as a result of the evident effort to influence votes in the Senate , with cash payments. President Eisenhower's veto, however, must iljave left a few red faces. Iowa Senators Hickenlooper and Martin, who voted F.OR the Gas Gouge, thus find themselves on the opposite side of the fence from the President. * * « . WHO IS 'OUT OF STEP? Grundy Register — Six Farm Bureau President of Midwestern farm states, including Iowa, got together one day the past week and adopted a resolution supporting the policies of Secretary Ezra Benson which included approval df flexible prices atnd no support for the price of livestock. On the same day that the F. B. presidents pledged their united support to our Secretary of Agriculture, our eight Iowa republican congressmen made a personal appeal to President Eisenhower to urge him to, at once set a floor under the price of hogs and cattle. Neither the President and his Secretary of Agriculture can much be blamed for failure to do something effective to raise livestock prices when the head of the bigest farm organization in the country ask that the administration keep hands off and permit the farmers to work themselves out of their own financial difficulties. , That leaves many Iowa people to wonder who is out of step, our representatives in Congress or the "representatives of the Farm Bureau: ; » * * ' / WORDS THAT SAY NOTHING Washington (D.C.) Post — Detailed analysis of the results of the Eisenhower Eden talks will have to await more information than is.contained in the elliptical official communique. Two documents have emerged from the meeting. The De 7 claration of Washington, which is a valid statement of the principles guiding free societies in the face of the Communist challenge; and the description of the subject matter of the talks themselves. This latter is a disappointing and rather vapid document, given to platitudinous generalizations and obvious, restatement of previous positions. Empty communiques have become more or less '. the rule these days. Here, however, there ; was an opportunity to impress the'world with a ringing statement of British-American unity on .particulCr policies. The world is still waiting. • There-is no hint, for example.'.bf any joint leconomic policy in the Middle ^a"st, any concerted diversion from'war. The discussion of the obligations of the Arabs and Israelis to make peace, and the vague talk of pacification efforts and consultations to implement the 1950 border guarantee, are far from satisfying. It is encouraging to know that Britain and the United States reaffirm their deterrrent policy against Communist egression, warn China against expansionist moves, continue to support German unification, believe in the purposes of the Baghdad Pact (without American membership) and hope that the peaceful^use of atomic energy may soon come into being. But this says little that is new. About the only piece of hard news in the communique is the indication that the United States withstood British pleading to modify strategic trade restrictions against Communist China. It may be that this initial judgment is too harsh, and that the worth of the talks will be demonstrated by later specific actions. Let us hope that the work of the two heads of government in consolidating the bases of the British-American partnership has been more fruitful than the vague official statement would lead us to believe. * t « LO, THE POOR GENERAL Monroe County\ News — General Douglas Mac-Arthur was seventy-six years old Thursday. International News Service described General MacArthur as living in "virtual self-imposed isolation" where he feels his Asiatic experience of more than 50 years might bo usefully employed to combat Communist moves against Asia. INS quotes friends of the general as saying he is "hurt by the fact that he has not heard from President Eisenhower since the then president-elect conferred with him in New York City on Dec. 17, 1952. (In that connection General MacArthur should not feel he is an only member of a club. American furmers haven't heard from President Eisenhower since he conferred with them on 100 per cent of parity prices at the market place in 1952). * * * A FRIEND Was«ca (Minn.) Herald — A friend is one who is for you always under all circumstances. HL- never investigates you. When charges are made against you, he does not ask proofs — he asks the accuser to clear out. He likes you just us you are; he doesn't want to change you. Whatever kind of coat you are wearing suits him. Whether you have on u dress suit or a hickory shirt with no collar, he thinks it's fine. Hu likot; your moods, and enjoys your pessimism ao much as your optimism. He likes your success and your failures endear you to him the more. He wants nothing from you except that you be yourself. Although you many sometimes sct-m to neglect him' and forget him, lu; ignores the slight, Nothing can cause his faith in you to waver. He keeps ulivu your fuith in human nature. It is he who makes you bc-Uve it is a good uni- vt-r.sc. When you tire vigorous and spirited, you like lo take your pleasures with him; when you are in Inn bie, you want to tell him about it; when you are ill, you want him near. You give to him without embarrassment. He is the elixir of hope, the antidote for despair, the tonic for depression, the pot inn licsidr. which the doctor's pill.'- are futile. He i.s your Iriend. "Why, Yes - I Agree With, You Completely" CAMPAIGN FUNDS. Republican and Democrat leaders alike concede there is no prospect that the method of collecting campaign. contributions wi.ll be changed as the result of the Sen. Case "bribe" flareup. . ; . . • President Eisenhower, visibly irritated at last week's press "conference about the Case affair, said sternly he in no w,ay condones "pressure group .contributions." ' •• "•- . Nevertheless, as a . legislative aide on.' the .Hill said"; -the r otner day: "Money talks— -iand' ' you can't shush it up, not even.: with d 'bribe'' investigation,, if" \ i EZRA BENSON. Soundings from the grassroots indicate the Agriculture Secretary has won, rather than lost, friends through the blunderous iletter to Harper's magazine. ' . . -••'.. General .feeling i&: "Wasn't his fault. „. he's sincere and well- meaning,, but his staff -is inefficient and he'is grossly misguided in Washington." . .-:.-, Rumors still persist that he is on his way out. ; ' . . . i I ' , . i_(> .- . • , L POSTAL SERVICE. In fl grand effort to win favor with constituents, now that the postal pay raise effort is in the mill on the Hill, Postmaster • General Summerf ield is adding .a . lot of gimmicks aimed, to please- the customer. , i •.'•• -d a couple; . Street corner mailboxes with a foot pedal that actuates the mail slot (for persons with their arms full of bundles). A talking device that says 1 '' "Thank ' you," .. on stamp-dispensing -machines. (Cost of each, 54,000). . * REPUBLICAN OUTLOOK. The Governor-Herter-for. - President - if - Ike - Doesn't-Run Club showed an increased bustle of activity in Washington last week ... This came on the heels of the announcement by the Massachusetts governor that he will not!seek, another term as governor ... There's talk of a Herter- Nixon ticket. * . Meanwhile, an avalanche of mail from disgruntled constituents is pouring in on Republican senators who voted for the natural gas bill. . , ; . ' Some senators up. for reelection are .hoping the voters . don't take their grudge to the polls in November; —o— DEMOCRATIC DILEMMA. Democrats aren't sure whether to pout or be happy about;President Eisenhower's adopting . some ; of the Democrats', ideas; as his own .. .First Ike took on the soil bank idea which- Sen. Humphrey, Minnesota:-Democrat, claims was his original plan. . Then -the President came out with the pay-as-you-go plan to finance the $5 billion national highways project, r a plan first advanced by Democrats. : Incidentally, Sen. Humphrey has now announced another farm surplus- suggestion: -Subsidies of up to $1,200 to farmers who market light weight, instead of fat, hogs. : . > FOOD STAMP 1>L>N. Another .farm surplus' idea, this- one by Sen. -Kerr, Oklahoma Democrat, may bring on -a pretty hot fight. It works this w#y: Folks on relief rbils would; get surplus ^food stamps, cash them for any ^government - acknowledged surplus foods. Merchants, in turn, would redeem the Stamps for cash. Understand Your Child Sponsored by Stale University of Iowa Child Welfare Research Station By May P. Youtz Associate Professor "I know this will be a shot-It to Mother—but I don't really want to be a nurse," said Mary. Mary and her mother were being interviewed by the Direo tor of Nursing for acceptance into a school of nursing.' The mother had done all the talking. Finally, the Director turned to Mary and said, "And how do you feel about it?", bringing this forth? right reply. i When the Director asked the mother if she had wanted tu bo 8 nurse, the mother answered, "Yes, I started training and then stopped to get married." Insight into one's own reasons for trying to dominate our children's lives is a bit hard to come by. Perhaps "dominate" is too harsh u word, yet in a case like the one described it is art accurate appraisal, for the datf* ghter didn't have courage tq stand up for herself until she was in the presence of someone else. What is the middle road between guidance and domination? Again, let's drop the word "domination" and ask what is adequate guidance for our children when they are deciding what to make of their lives? Without discussing vocational guidance in detail, it may still bt noted that many colleges, universities, and high schools today have aptitude tests and counselling survic-ejs available £or young people. Parents should learn about these and see that their children profit by them. Parents neqd to be open-minded about what the child may meet in later life, realizing that change comes fast. They will avoid deciding for a child what he will do, and the parents with insight will never influence the child to try U> be what the parent wished to be and never quite managed. '. Young people need to guard against too early a choice—uncertainty as to what he.shall do is quite characteristic,, of the ypung person, as is frequent change of mind. 20 YESES AGO IN THK .fcT* FROM THE FILES OF THE ALQQNA UPPER DBS MOINES FEBRUARY 25, 1936 The wesrther w§« Still one of the big stories as it had been for abmit a month- Belief was Jn sight following the worst siege of cpjd weather and heavy snows in almost a century, The high temperature for two ' straight days,, hit an anuizinj, 1 25 above zero anct the lows for'the same two days were 2 and 17 above— Quite a switch from the sub-zero r«a'dings racked up earlier in the month. The county was still busily digging out of the heavy siio\v which had been .piling up all Winter. There had been no rnall service at Fenton for 14 day's and fititt was without mail service for. three days during the worst Of the storms. '•> * ''.-• • i •- .' . Mike WeJsbrod of Fenion,.fo*' mer member of the Kossuth county board of supervisors,, and for many years president of the Fenton State Bank, died Sunday. His ^epthiwaS attributed" to'.a fall, whicnr", by, circumstance ;of fate, had also beeii thfe .reason for his wife's death 4ast fill. .He Was 80 years of age.. , Billy Rponey of iWhillemore. was a pretty! lucky little^ boy. He stepped off a b'obsled,-was knocked down and run over by a car, although the wheels didn't touch him- He .escaped, with a , few scratches and a bloody nose.' .-•..<•».'>*;• .'!•<.•' Horses and, bobsleds entered the marriage,scene of.St, .Benedict. -The- weddings of Frances and Rosalia Kellner to * Harold Godfredson and George Ama would have. been impossible witnout their use. The couples traveled from the bride's home to the church and back in a bobsled. Cupid .was not ^thwarted by' the extreme 'weather, which prevailed. . . * « ' • . '.The poltical pot was still boiling, although not, as rapidly as in the- past few weeks. No ,gqw candidates,bad announced intentions of filing during the week, Democrats, .and Republicans alike were set to back their candidates to the hilt. '.'..»•• • In the past two' weeks. Martin Didriksen, AJgona, section foreman of the Milwaukee Road, had found two. broken rails on the line between Algona and Wesley. Mr Didriksen walked the distance twice each week between the two towns, searching for damage. '..'.' l : • ..•.•••* *' •» Over at Sexton, two cows and a- bull froze their tails during the bitter weather. When taken inside the barn, the tails of all three- animals : fell off. > • > . •...'•.»• « • « • . ; Algona, ;high .school's- basketball teams'''woW 'a dbubleheader from St. Cecelia!s. last Tuesday. The varsity 'racked up a 53-14 win while ; the • B-team. came through, 31-8. Ken.Lynk .was the leading- high 'school, scorer for the season with 151 points in 14 games—almost an. 11 point average, outstanding" in 1&3G. , * # * George Bonacker of Tiionka reported seeing a robin on his way to. work Thursday morning. The bird must have been wearing a fur coat! 3 » . * # I •Plans' to hold : a two-day celebration- for July Fourth and fifth were - discussed 'and tentatively -approved ' at the annual i Ken Renken Have YOU heard about . Lutheran Mutual's SELECTOR Plan ? i - . In less than a year, this plan has- become my company's best selling policy! And here are three reasons why . . . 1. The low cost of this policy has convinced Lutherans that they can't afford to be witnout the extra $10,000 insurance it affords. 2. The Selector plan has an unusual feature which permits the policyowner to have it mature as an endowment at age 35. 3. 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