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2-Alflena (la.) Upper Dot Molnei Tuesday, February 28, 1956 EX-SECRETARY BRANNAN SOMETHING OF A PROPHET Most of, us in this area recall Charles F. Brannan, former secretary of agriculture. We probably also recall the criticism he brought down on his head from the • usual Republican sources when he suggested the "Brannan Plan" for dealing with agricultural production. The plan was basically a guarantee to farm producers of 90 percent of parity, if the farmers met the cross compliance provisions of production intended, to keep production practical. The second part of the plan was that the government then stepped out and sold on the open market the perishables thus acquired in conformity with "the law of supply and demand." The government stood the difference between the price on the open market and what 90% of parity would be, ,if there was a difference. This might result in a deficit to the government, Brannan admitted. However, he maintained it would cost no more than any other suggestions or plans, AND it would result in lowered food prices for the general public. At least someone would benefit — the consumer. The, other day Mr Brannan made a speech out inyDenver. "Using the surplus to reduce the surplus is an empty huckster phrase > and its application will not result "in the decrease of the alleged surplus or provide food for consumers at lower prices or prevent farm bankruptcies now in the making" he said. "Hogs were in greater supply twice since 1947 than they are now", he continued, "but .prices did not sink even" as low as 90 percent of parity. The reason for this. is that the Administration at that time had the courage to use the price stabilizing powers: provided by law, and which Secretary Benson still has at his command today." Senator Harold Cooley of North Carolina,. chairman of the house agriculture committee, put it another way. He advised Secretary Benson last week to consult 'with his attorneys so the Secre- • tary would not have to request authority which he already had. ' One; would think that Benson's hands have been and are tied in acting for the farmer, yet every available and reliable source in Washington — except Benson's office -7 says the Secretary , has and. does have all the power he needs to support, 'the price of farm products — if he only would. I v * * * STOCI4 MARKET EMOTION An .Associated Press .writer says tha,t,"emo- tionalisrrv. is running the stock" market." If that is true, what does it mean? Not the real worth of stock, or the company it represents, but pure "emotionalism" determines whether the price of stock goes up or comes down. And that being so, i no wonder every so often there is a first class stock market crash. If stocks were, as you might suppose, based on the value .and good management of the companies and industries whose names they carry, there would be less likelihood of the usual cycle of "boom and bust," in the market. Upper prs ^ 111 .E. Call Street— Phone 1100— Algona, Iowa Entered us second class matter at the postofficc at Algona, Iowa, under Act oi Congress of Mavuh 3, 1870. _ Issued Tuesdays in 1956 By THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Managing Editor C. S. ERLANDER, Advertising Manager NATIONAL EDITORUL MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE Weekly Newspaper Representatives, Inc. 920 Broadway, New York 10, N. Y. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO. OIH; Year, in :K|V.HUC; s:t.Uu Both Alpntut p;iper>, in cnmbination, |u-r year _S5.00 Single- Cupie* _. .-.'.. l(k- SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Yt-ar in advaiuv . Sl.Oi* Hcilh AlguiKi P:IJK.M» ir. i-nmhiiKitum. one year . »i uu Nu blibicnptiur. It-*.-, than li month;-. ADVERTISING RATES IJbpl.-iy Athvi Using, pi-i im-h . . . . ... UNOFFICIAL CITV AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER SAMSON & GOLIATH A 42 year-old Chicago attorney is the new chairman and chief executive officer of the Chicago, & Northwestern Railroad. He is Ben W. Heineman, who only last year won. the board chairmanship of the Minneapolis & St. Louis. The M. & St. L. has never been considered a "big railroad" as railroads go, but Heineman seemed to have been able to put it on a good; sound, paying basis in short order. The North Western has been having its financial troubles. For some reason or other most railroads are seldom run at the top by the railroad men. They are owned or controlled and directed by financiers, lawyers and family heirs who know more about yachts than railroads. But the railroads usually manage to somehow muddle through. We now have the situation of an M. & St. L. Samso'n knocking down his- Goliath opposition from the old controlling group of the Northwestern. Mr Heineman has his work cut out for him, and we wish him well. * « * : BENSON SAYS IKE WILL VETO Grundy Register — Agriculture Secretary Ezra Taft Benson issued a warning last week that President Eisenhower would veto a farm bill containing high rigid price supports if passed by Congress. The secretary made this statement in St. Paul, Minnesota. Why the secretary picked St. Paul, Minnesota as a place to make this statement, the Register will never know. There are probably a hundred ihousand people in Minnesoia and Iowa whd heard the President make a campaign speech in Minnesota, saying thai he was for 100 percent of, parity when it came to prices for commodities raised by the American farmer. And when the secretary of agriculture comes out to a city within a 100 miles of the spot where the famous 100% of parity statement was made and announces that the President will probably veto a bill containing 90% price supports, the words have a mighty hollow echo".' With a large population increase facing the country, the raising of food looked like' h-fairly stable industry. But many young farmers are beginning now tp wonder if they wouldn't be better off working by the day for a guaranteed wage in an aircraft plant, subsidized with several .billion government dollars annually, in sunny California. The Washington Post & Times Herald . . wet,stitftf: between the''6h£stfer fatjm^artd, Alfonfi. fhete rfilnflf adcidefttS' reported dn Algpna .8tfe#ned :,«;U89 .IfetfftcftfW'atea td cMf tnfi id&& fllso stalled. Tha -Kwiulh jBotinUr A$rieul idrfil Planning "-Board met Saturday and completed the; work on preliminary,;' ._. state i 'trie c<?uttty te- "Say, What Ever Happened To That Crusade, Anyhow}? EMERGENCY HIDEOUTS. As secretly as 'possible, all of Washington's major federal agencies are setting up emergency headquarters- in a perimeter around the Nation's'Capital. - ;: '' The "in-case-of-atta'ck" : sites ECONOMICS IS THE BUNK Indianola Record-Herald — According to Iowa Business Digest, published by.'the State University of Iowa, the Iowa Council on Economic Education is proposing a wider study of economics both by adult education classes, economic conferences of school folk and community leaders, and more emphasis on economics in high school and college. The Iowa Council is absolutely right—but who cares? Who wants to bother with economics when the government can knock economics into a cocked hat any old day in the week? Who cares about economics when all you have to do to guarantee yourself a year round salary is to strike for it? Why bother with economics when all you have to do to raise the price of hogs is to tell the government, by golly, you are entitled to parity and you expect to get it? Yes, and why fool away time on economics when all it takes to put more money in circulation is for the board of governors of the Federal Reserve bank to say, "presto, let there be more money," and here it comes, right off the printing presses, green and golden? Economics is the hunk when the radio says that food prices will remain about the same, notwithstanding that farmers have suffered a loss of a third in the prices they receive. Classes in economics? What the heck do they mean 0 Let's have some classes in making tallow candles and breaking oxen to work. Why clutter up the works with economics when all we have to do to raise more money for schools is to call on the government? Why classes in economics? Why not classes in government? Some cold day, when factories are closed, mortgages being foreclosed, and men walking are listed as "confidential" at tlie Pentagon. However, it can'be said'that 'many of them are •setting up in college, towns' Wh'efe housing is rriore adequate. •_ ' ._ •' 'Microfilms of important re- cbrds will be moved to these centers and skeleton forces a'S' signed to the areas. Eventually, some of the emergency offic'e!r t < ! Mll" ! *be "linked by communication lines to the government's huge underground "stand-by pentagon" near "Waynesboro, Pa., 70 miles frotti the Capital. ' • t * V ! (THE ATOM. Industrialists who' are eager to see research stepped up in the peaceful uses of the atom will lay theirj pleas before' the joint committee on gtpm.i.c;energy March 5 an<%6 ... It ; is known in Washingtoj) that the Russians aim to have 'ieady potential" of 2,500,000 kilowatts of atomic ,po,wer by, 1960/.. This is MORE THAN TWICE'the expected nuclear power capacity in the U. S. at that time. -. '. r~°~~ ' ' • .Greatest 'speculation the past few days about President: Eisenhower : centered around the possibility he : 'may not give a definite '"yes" or "no" but may announce he will 'leave the decision up to the.. Republican National Convention In Atigust .. .This,would, give him fiveimore months' to "test" his health. NIXON BUILDUP. A boom- ng "personality" buildup is tak- ng definite form behind the scenes at Republican Headquarters here for Vice President Richard Nixon. • Republican leaders want tp wash away the Democratic tag that Nixon "fights dirty." Significant point was the offer of SI,000 by Chairman Leonard Hall to anyone who could prove that Dick Nixon did, indeed, say the Democrats were "a party of treason." Democratic leaders replied that it was the insinuations and interpetations of Nixon's speeches to which they referred —o—• A BIGGER 'VOICE'. Moscow's explosive threat of an all-out economic war on the U.S. has all but assured a doubled budget foi the Voice of America this year .. . The United States Information Agency, which handles America's world-wide propaganda pro- charged, a "bureaucratic elite" is tr4nsfbrrning'the presidency, into "a European office' much "more: like the early'Roman emperors."' : Also 'in Chicago, Senator George W. Malohe (R-Nev.)' as-' sailed, the administrations of foreign and defense policies. "We dan pi'epare'for the Third World, War "at a much reduced cost" he' • .].„ ,,., ,. i i • f , - , gram, was allotted $85 million the strees looking for work, we may again be f asl ^ar... Congress is expected interested in classes in economics. Till that time to boost that to $170 million this comes, chuck vour economics! The reason a dog is such a lovable creature is that his tail wags instead of his tongue. — Hugh MUIT. « • » The Democratic party is the oldest political party in the world. It came into being during the fisht lor the Bill of Rights which insure freedom of religion, freedom of speech and press, and fair trials to the accused. + FIRST AID + It» case of accident or sickness, tho telephone's your best l)et to get help fast. If you're on a party lino when someone eluc is in trouble—release the line quickly to let their urgent calls through, Other tips for good party- line service: space out your phone calls, replace the receiver carefully, hang up quickly and quietly when you find the line in use. Remember, party- line courttsy is catching. Northwestern Bell Telephone Company. year. B A L L o bar s. There were strong hints here last week that the Russians may be telling the truth—for a, change—when they siiy that U.S. balloons brought down over Russia were equipped with camera^ . . . Full truth of the halted balloon program over the Soviet has yet to be disclosed, insiders at the State Department acknowledge. WANT; A JO9? Anyone hunt- ins unusual employment in Washington may be interested in this government job now open- Glass blower at the National Institutes of Health. Apply Building 1. Room 18, 9000 Wisconsin Avenue, Belhesda, Md. WORD OF WAHNING. Bewan- of phony "tax agents" the Internal Revenue service warns. Some crooks are going around demand- ins to look at the "books" of taxpayers and collecting money from them. All legitimate tax "agents carry Treasury department identification cards and must, show them to taxpayers, Ihe Revenue Service says. r-^Qr— . SOUH NOTE. Two sour notes forokc into the Republican rank-s over the Lincoln Day oratory i-piee. Speaking in Chicago, Senator Win. Jynnur (R-Ind.) FROM THE VlLES OF THE : ' ALGONA' UPPER DES MOINES : ' ; MAHCH '3, '1936' •';' • ••:;.••<. -j.i. ,: • •:.'.-?• •:-.-•! - i.K'.. ; "Ten more inches]of snow, with a 45 or 50 mile an hour wind behind it, undid all ,the road- clearirig work previbusly accomplished by the county and state road crews Three miles south of Burt, Wednesday afternoon, the Northwestern passenger' train stalled in a drift. The . passengers aboard were taken to the Floyd '• Bacon farm near the tracks and later to. Burt by bobsled- Bundles of ' the Tuesday issue bf the Upper Des Moin'es were mailed to Burt and turned up-missing. The papers were 'found Monday of this week in the Burt depot. A large number of farmers were marooned at various farm homes Wednesday night and 11 cars were stalled by , tofts in making up its report to .Washington*] iT$e'.iirtt'fcepp'rt k 'a i /ecornrhenaed;larid tH(e of the farms in efleh'coun'ty,' Itt relation to crop systems and h s6ilf fertility. ••;'„"' '-< '• -*••• .?•* •*, '"•• '"''•' '' A fl&ht to /hi'alnialtt Ihe CCG «9mj> at 'Bancroft \vaS beguti this week tin 1 all fronts by, this county bbai?c» tof supervisors,; Farm Bu- Hati and-.all. other, gf clips interested. It was feared the camp at Bancroft; might 'be , abolished ( Wheiv ' feri' announcement ; wa? made that all drainage camps in the state, would be disbanded. ,The Bancroft/layout, was a drainage camp ds the | men located ther'e -had been employed cleaning 'out drainage ditches. * * * Fred Schroeder, itiral mail carrier at Lakota, hit. a snowdrift during, a . snow storm and oyeturned his car. He walked to a farm-house;', to get help, and while gone, Raymond Wirtjes came along in his auto arid ran into the Schroeder vehicle. The Schroeder car suffered severe damage, but the Wirtjes auto was undamaged. » * • Bobby, son of Mr and Mrs Merwyn Holding, Burt, suffered broken bones in his right forearm Wednesday afternoon when the bobsled in which he was riding home from .school, overturned. The team of horses pulling the sled was frightened in the melee and ran away. Bobby was treated for his injured arm and was recuperating. < * . * - * . i It was estimated by E. J. Butler-, county auditor, > that it cost residents of Kossuth County $750 per day to operate plows, tractors, crews and other equipment during and following a severe snow storm. The especially tough winter of 1935-3,6? had cost 39 much^it''Was feared the ' county supervisors ' would be forced to slash spending on other projects, includinig s6me - new' road work scheduled summer, for this spring and Whittemore Elev. To Build Annex Whiiiemore — The annual,Cooperative Elevator meeting was held last week Tuesday evening in; the Academy hall, with 140 stockholders and 40 women present.. , . ' ''.'.: ''. 'Manager Leroy 'Farrell' was again hired for 1 the year ^.956 and ' Charjes Bormariri, Joseph LoBbach, jand John, Steier were reeiecte"d'-as officers'.' Last year's sales-were $lj401-,l85.*- ' i' •'.'. Fred ' Kollasch brought xip the proposition "of .building an annex, and a Mr Anderson, of the Farmers Grain Dealers Association gave a talk on the storage problem and on the financial end of it. .It was. voted 88 to 34 to build an annex with a capacity of 100,000 bushels. HIT While doing his farm chores, a Waukon youth was hit in the arm by a stray bullet recently. He is Cletus Frink, 15, who received a fracture of the left arm above" the elbow from a .22 calibre slug. Mammoth Cave in Kentucky has a uniform temperature of about 55 degrees. Understand Y^uf Child The Joneses' had just moVed into the neighborhood, and their young children were out in thfe yafd getting acquainted With several other yotmgsters. At lunchtime Mrs Harvey came 6Ver to round • up her own chiu dren, and suggested to Mrs Jones that-the moving might go easier if the Jones children played in her yard that afternoon. "You Won't have to" worry about what they're up to, and they won't be in your way," she said. "There's just one thing—we spank our kids when they don.'t 'mind, so I want to make sure that it's all right with you if I spank yours if they misbehave. I'll treat them just the way I do my own." "Well," said Mrs Jones, "we spank our children sometimes, but it's a special punishment, and the children always know exactly what it's for. They haven't been around other grownups very much, and they might not understand what the spanking was for if it came from a stranger. If you don't mind, I think I would rather do this: I'll tell my children that you will be around to help them play, but that they must do. things the way you ask them to. If they don't, they'll have to come home and not play in your yard fpr a while. I'm. sure they'd love to go over, and it's, nice of you to take care of them' this afternoon." Many parents feel that they should . not delegate decisions about ' the severity or kind of Dunishment of their young children to others. They try to be consistent in their own use of punishment, and try to help their :hildren form comfortable rcla- ;ionships with other people. While Mrs Jones might have spanked her children for exact- y the things that would have, iempted Mrs Harvey to spank them, she felt that the major responsibility for deciding what kinds of punishment her children received must be her own. By reminding her children that they would have to come home if they were haughty 1 , she was helping them to learri that they had to behave even when their parents were' absent.. And she kept them from coming to 'dislike or to tear Mrs Harvey and other adults. Of coUrse, as children grow older, other pe'ople-^teaehers, for example—dp have authority to decide these questions sometimes. When their children are young, however, many parents prefer to reserve most of this authority for themselves. NEW LOOK The Chariton high school homemaking department has a "new look". Completely re-decorated, the department now has four model kitchens. Get FREE TICKETS To "Farm & Home" Stc|ge Show At Our Store 6LOW THE WHISTLE ON COCCIDIOSIS DR. SALSBURY'S SULQUIN In the DRINKING WATER CONTROLS OUTBREAKS QUICKLY « ftotur.d ol lh« FARM AND HOME SHOW RUSK DRUG Get FREE TICKETS To "Farm & Home" Stage Show At Our Store BIG MIXER- LOW PRICE! 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