HELP EISENHOWER pass the new farm program Tfou will benefit this year if Congress acts before spring planting time "Although agriculture is our basic industry, farm families find their prices and incomes depressedamid the nation's greatest prosperity. "... An oversupply of commodities drives down prices as mounting costs force up from below, geo- , crating a severe price-cost squeeze. "... Remedies are needed now, and it is up tfl 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 pro* led farm families. "... I recommend, therefore, the following nine- point program. / urge the Congress to pass this program with maximum speed, for delay can only aggravate and multiply the difficulties already sorely harass* ing millions of our rural people." From the President's special farm message to Congress. The Eisenhower-Republican 9-Point Farm Program 1. 3. 4. A VOLUNTARY, 9-POINT SOU IANK to take 40 to 45 million acres out of production of your problem crops, get rid of the surplus, raise prices. An Acreage Reierv* which uses the surplus to reduce the surplus. A Conservation Reserve to prevent future surpluses and to build back soil for future needs. LAWS TO PERMIT FASTER 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. PROTECT FAMUY-TYPE FARMS by limiting the size of price support loans made to large corporate-type farmt. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. EXPAND RURAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM to help low-income farm families live better, earn more. 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 farmers get started, tide farmers over emergencies. REFUND GASOLINE TAX TO FARMERS on motor fuel used in farming operations. Answers to some Q' Why will it work? A 4 Because this is a program for farmers by farmers. • We uked for, and got, sound advice from hundreds of farm leaden and thousands of farmert everywhere. This program gets at the root of the problem on a practical, non-political basis. It contains.no double-talk or butttuCMlic theories. It is the most business-like, down- to-earth approach to the business of farming and market* ing of farm products this country has ever had. Why is it a more practical program than others that have 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. Q: Q: Q: Will all farmers benefit? A . This program w.ill directly benefit all farmers every• where:" producers of food grains, feed grains, oil- teed and fiber crops, dairymen and livestock producers. It recognizes the special problems of regional groups and producers of certain crops. Q . Will this program help strengthen • farm prices? A . Yes. The present mountain of surplus, and the threat • of future surplus, now hotJs down price*. Every farmer 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 1955 if it were not for the surpluses.) How much will it help? A . Hundreds of millions of dollars in payments to . farmers can be made this year under the Soil Bank plan alone if passage is not delayed. This is in addition to iu effect in strengthening farm prices. Farmers would also get $60,000,000 a year tax refund on gasolins used io their farming operations. iqj* How big is the surplus? A The government now holds an $8-billion stock of • farm products. We can't shut our eyes to it, throw it into the ocean or plow it under. It costs about a, million dollars a day for storage and carrying charges alone. Q . Why do surpluses drive down live* • 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 h will get rid of the surplus and prevent future ' surplus from piling up. It will stop the shift of another farmer's problem crops to your problem crops. Q , How does the Soil Bank "Acreage • Reserve" use the surplus to reduce the surplus? la ochange for placing a portion of their allotted tfoy KTCS in the Soil Bank (removing them from • MKuely for an agreed period), farmers will receive osiqftswes. These certificates will be good for cash at the tank V for commodities drawn from surplus govcrnoMtt *ocls. In this way farmers will be using up the surplus instead of adding to it. This part of the program applies W corn, wheat, cotton and rice. of your questions How will the Soil Bank "Conservation Jteserve" keep future surpluses from building up? A . It will take 25 million acres out of all crop and ffve- • stock production for several years. This land -wil be put into grass, trees or water storage. It is voluntary and provides generous incentives for wide-spread participation. It, too, will help livestock producers as well aa grain producers since it will reduce the surplus of feed grains that put more and more people into the livestock business. Are these' programs entirely voluntary? > 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 farmers should have the chance to build up their soil without loss of income. The well-being of all Americans, aa 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 . that aren't needed, ift order to keep their income up. 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 are reduced, prices will increase on crops you do produce. Q " . Why will Soil Bank participation • help insure my income? A . It will strengthen your cash position by giving yoa • a guarantee—in elTcct, income insurance. The acrea 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 du« to surplus-depressed prices of grafn. Participants in the Soil Bank plan will sign aa agreement not to graze their diverted acre*. Q* When does it start? A , Just as soon as the necessary legislation can b» • enacted. The President has urged all possible speed so farmers can plan their plantings and benefit fully 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 member* of Congress urgiag immediate action. This message sponsored and paid for by the National Republican Senatorial & Congressional Committee*. Washington, O C. Senator Barry Goldwater and Rep- Richard M. Simpson, Chairmen. WRITE YOUR SENATORS AND CONGRESSMAN TODAY A " Honorable -------- . The Capitol, Washington, D. C. YES. I am in favor of the Eisenhower Farm Program Let's gel it passed before spring planting time so we can start gelling our prices ttoJ BfcXJm up this crop year. Nome .. . — i or RFD Cily_ A married person ha* io become skilled as ( an interpreter. Both husbands and wives frequently say one thing and mean another. It's not exactly lying, for most of the time both spouses sincerely think they are not fooling when they make these remarks. But you don't have to be hitched up in the double harness very long before you learn that not all your mate's pronouncements have to be taken absolutely literally. * * * / To illustrate this point, I have compiled a sort of glossary of marital remarks, 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 of the husband. He says, "I may have to work late tonight, honey." (He means, he's anticipating a few hands of Cribbage and or some refreshments with the boys) When you are planning to 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 around here and you kids must think I'm made of money," he 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 kids, <* 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 with 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, employee 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 sport shirt?" (He knows it's hanging in r the closet 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 Upper Be* AlGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1956 Tuesday, February 21, 1956 Bancroft Marine Has His Workout With Cole Slaw means (Compliment me on the dinner I slaved over all afternoon, you big lug.) When he has presented hoi with a gift, "Oh, you shouldn't have! I just love it but we coulc have put that money into oui savings account." (Brother, it's a good thing you remembered to come through with a present Maybe I can trade it in and ge; thai little blue number in the store window with the hat tc match.) "Wear your green shirt, dear It looks so much better on you than the blue one does." (Slit 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 jus 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 rather have a good clolh 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 or, 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-firfe on you and a husband will pull some trick usually reserved for wives, or vice-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 the.wife down at Tom and Grace McGrasv's. Grace was rushing around trying to whip up a cjuiek dinner. She opened the lid to the deep freeze, practically stood on her head trying to get some items out of the bottom of the chest, found them and closed the ilid. But she forgot to take her head out of the freezer! Grace got a nasty bump out of it and Donald A. Plain, right above, is gelling Ihe lull 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 preparing a large basin of 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. Tom 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 was a little projec- tio'n trouble and the screen was blank for a ifuUl 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, didn't you?" Now thai the Lenten season is underway, many of us are 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 couked lima beans, drained or 1 can of lima beans 2 teasp. lemon julcu V* cup sweet pickles, chopped 1 ¥2 cups crushed potato chips 1, 10% oz. can cream, of celery soup . ' % cup sweet milk Remove bones Mid sJdii from salmon. Combine with beans, lemon juice, pickles and half of the crushed potato chip*. Mix lightly. Place in a buttered 2 quart casserole. Dilute soup with milk. Pour evenly over sal? mon 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 Pro- gross Club met Thursday afternoon, Feb. 16, at the home of Mrs Franz Teeter with Mrs Ray Fitch, Mrs Goodwyn Bergerud and Mrsi Axel Carlsen assistant hostesses. The chairman, Mrs David Bolie opened the meeting. The lesson, "Care of Upholstered Furniture", was 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 elose of the meeting a delicious lunch vva9 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 Becker 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 Erick- ons 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". Mr arid Mrs Wendell Ringsdorf and i family * were simper -guests Thursday ^evening aPlne Donald Ringsdorf home. /, A birthday party was held at the Near Michaelsen home Thursday evening* Feb. 16 in honor of Darwin Michaelsen: Mr and Mrs Herbert '.Nelson and family, Mr arid Mrs Donald Michaelsen and family and Mrs Mary Michaelsen came in to help him celebrate his 6th birthday. 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Fast Facts About N«w "B6 Task-Forc» Truck* A V8 for Every Model* • More Powtf* ful Sixes • An Automatic Drive fof Every Series \ • New Five-Speed Syn- chro-Mesh Transmission! * High-Level Ventilation • Concealed Safety Slept • Tubeless Tires, Standard on All • Fresh, Functional Work Styling, '\'8 standard in L.Cf. models, an cost option in all olhert. ^Optional at extra con in a wide rangt o/ KOSSUTH MOTOR CO. SOUTHWEST OF COURTHOUSE SQUARE PHON1 209 • LuVerne By Mrs, Fern Bigings 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 in Dayton, Ohio, with their son-in-law and daughter, Mr and Mrs Gerald Weller. Mr and Mrs William Schipull have returned home from Roeh- ester, 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 Schnetzer 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 coun-, cil 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 Duana Anderson visited Monday in Randall with Mr arid Mrs Judean WeJtba. Mr «od Mr? W. Raymond Legler visited h«r parent?, Mr and Mrs John Earnhardt in Poca- hoctta?. They also attended th* LuVerne-Meriden girls basket- 9 ball game thexe that svcoiag.
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