2-Algeria (la.) Upper D«* MoinM Tu»«doy, February 21, 1956 _». .^T-.i. . ^ j. "r^T^-- ^ -—*.--<. *.--- .-«.- . - ^ .-* *, ~ .-.=- . ..a^hfc. GOVERNMENT BY REGENCY The illness of the President has brought into focus a situation 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 congl-cssman 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 Flceson, 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 Eisenho%ver, the President will tell hrm 'take it up with Sherman.' ". In terms of results rather than purposes, the present Administration reflects t he "Sherm Adams" image to a much greater extent than it does the "Eisenhower image", commented CBS news reporter Eric Scvereid 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 Repub-. lican, 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 being President. But one cannot help but wonder 1 '— as many members of Congress and,Washington news men have already done — if ithe : habit of'turning decisions over to the Regency of an appointive administrator like Adams isn't getting a little off the beam in a .democratic form of government. . . » * * GROSS GETS THE pICKENS • 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 all 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 in 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 the attempted robbery of a warehouse. He loudly proclaimed this alibi: "I was home in bed drunk. I don't know nothing and I can prove it.," Upper pcs ,fflouic« 111 E. Call Street—Phone 1100-Algona, Iowa Kntcvcd as second class matter at the [lostolficc at Algona. luwa, undci Act pi Congress ot March 3. 1«7!). Issued Tuesdays- in 1956 By THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Managing Editor C. S. ERLANDER, Advertising Manager NATIONAL fOITORUt MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE Weekly Newspaper Representatives, Inc. 920 Broadway, New York 10, N. Y. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO. 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Grundy Register — Six Farm Bureau President of Midwestern farm states, including Iowa got together one day the past week and adopted z resolution supporting the policies of Secretary Ezra Benson which included approval of flexible prices and 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.) Posl — 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 Declaration 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 particti'.C/ policies. The world is still waiting. . , There is no ;hint, for example,, of any joint ^economic policy in the Middle East, 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 agres- sion, warn China against expansionist moves, continue to support German unification, believe in the purposes of the Baghdad Pact (withput 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. * * * LO. THE POOR GENERAL Monroe County News — General Douglas Mac-Arthur was seventy-six years old Thursday. International News Service described General Mac-Arthur as living in "virtual self-imposed isolation" where he feels his Asiatic experience of more than 50 years might be 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 Mac-Arthur should not feel he is an only member of a club. American farmers -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 Waseca (Minn.) Herald — A friend is one who is for you always under all circumstances. He novel- investigates you. When charges are made against you, he does not ask proofs — he asks the accuser to clear out. He likes you just as you are; he doesn't want to change you. Whatever kind of coat you are wearing suits him. Whether you have on a dross suit or a hickory shirt with no collar, he thinks it's fine. He likos your moods, and enjoys your pessimism us much as your optimism. He likes your success and your failures endear you to him the more. He wants nothing from you exeept that you be yourself. Although you many sometimes seem to neglect him and forget him. lie ignores the slight. Nothing can cause his iaith in you to waver. He keeps alive your faith in human nature. It is he who makes you bclive it is a good universe. When you are vigorous and spirited, you like to take your pleasures with him: whtn you are in trouble, 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, tin* potion besidi- which thr d<iri<n-'s pills are futile. He is vtiur tneiui. "Why, Yes - I Agre<« With You Completely" •y Ed Kot*rt* CAMPAIGN FUNDS. Republican and Democrat leaders alike concede there is no prospect tht-,1 the method of collecting campaign contributions will bo 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 way condones "pressure group contributions." Nevertheless, as a legislative aide on the Hill said the other clay: "Money talks—and you can't shush it up, not even with a 'bribe' investigation..." EZRA BENSON. Soundings from the grassroots indicate the Agriculture Secretary has won, rather than lost, fnonds through the blunderous letter to Harper's magazine. General feeling *K: "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. —o— POSTAL SERVICE. In a grand effort to win favor with constituents, now that the postal pay raise effort is in the mill on the Hill. Postmaster General Summcrficld is adding a lot .of gimmicks aimed to please the customer. u,...Xo name a coup.le: 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 "Thank you," on stamp-dispensing machines. (Cost of each, $4,000). T REPUBLICAN OUTLOOK. The Govemor-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 Hertcr- 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. busily digging out of the heavy snow which had been piling up all winter. There had been no mail service at Fenton For 14 days and But t was without mail service for three days during the worst of the storms. * * * Mike Weisbrod of Fenton, M* iner member of the Kossutl! county board of supervisors, and for many years president of the Fenton State Bank, died Sunday. His death WaS attributed to a fall, which by circumstance of fate, had also been the reason for his wife's death last fall. He was 80 years of age. • • • Billy Rooney of Whittemore was a pretty lucky little boy. He stepped off a" bobsled, 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 Kellnev to Harold Godfredson and George Ama would have been impossible without 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 new candidates had 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, Algona, 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. • * * 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. directors' meeting of the Kossuth county fair board Monday. Fireworks, a program ot acts, baseball games aftd other features were to be offered, according to preliminary plans. * * * MM Nalh«n 8iu<Ur Ml in her home at Wesley Saturday night. Her head struck the corner of a chair, cutting her scalp. . A doctor took several stitches to close the wound. Indonesia officially became an independent republic, when it was released from Dutch control in 1949. 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 look 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, 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 PLAN. An,othei,- farm surplus idea, this one by Sen. Kerr, Oklahoma Democrat, may bring on a pretty hot fight. It works this way: Folks on relief rolls 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 shock to Mother—but I don't really want to be a nurse," said Mary. Mary and her mother were being interviewed by the Director 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 forthright reply. »* When the Director asked the mother if she had wanted to be a 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 lo come by. Perhaps "dominate" is too harsh a word, yet in a case like the one described it is an accurate appraisal, for the daughter didn't have courage to 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 services available for young people. Parents should learn about these and see that their children profit by them. Parents need 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 to 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 .young person, as is frequent change of mind. Algona high school's basketball teams won a doubleheadei 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 1SJ36. t * * George Bonacker oi Tilonka reported seeing a robin on his way to work Thursday morning. 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