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2-Alflono (la.) Upper Des Mein« Tuesday, February 28, 1956 at Ue$ ulomes EX-SECRETARY BRANNAN SOMETHING OF A PROPH6T Most of us in this area recall Charles F.' Drannan. 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 r /'r 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 in Denver. "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 Secretary would not have to request authority which he alreacfy 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 — • says the Secretary has and does have all the power he needs to support the price of farm products — if he only would. * * *• STOCK MARKET EMOTION An Associated Press writer, says that "emotionalism 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, 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. 111 E. Call Street— Phone 1100— Algona, Iowa • Entered as second class matter at the postoffice al Algona, Iowa, under Act ot Congress of March 3, 1879. _ : __ Issued Tuesdays in 1956 By THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Managing Editor C, S. ERLANDER, Advertising Manager NATIONAL EDITORIAL ........ j MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE Weekly Newspaper Representatives, Inc. 920 "Broadway, New York 10, N. Y. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO. Out- Year, in advance* .... S3.00 Buth Algnmt papers, in combination, per year ....$5.00 Single Copies . 10c SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year in advance - S4.00 Both Algona papers in cumbination. one year —$0.00 No subscription lebi than 0 months. ADVERTISING RATES Diipi-'V Advt'i libing. per inch — — U3c OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER SAMSON 4 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. Samson 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 thousand people in Minnesota and Iowa who heard the President make a campaign speech in Minnesota, saying that 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 oirl to a city within a 100 miles of the spot where the famous 100% of parity statement whs made and announces that the President will probably veto a bill containing 90% price supports, the words have a mighty hollow echg. With a large population increv.se facing the country, the raising of food looked like a fairly stable industry. But many young farmers are beginning now to wonder if they wouldn't be better off working by the day for a guaranteed wage in an aircraft plant, subsidized with'scveral billion government dollars annually, in sunny California. . , * * • 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 bunk 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? 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 the streets looking for work, we may again be interested in classes in economics. Till that time comes, chuck your economics! * » * i The reason a dog is such a lovable creature is that hi.s tail wags instead of his tongue. — Hugh Murr. * * « The Democratic party is the oldest political party in the world. It came into being during the fight fur the Bill of Rights which insure freedom of religion, freedom of speech and press, and fair trials to the accused. + FIRST AID + In case of accident or sickness, the telephone's your beat bet to get help fast. Jf you're on a party line when sumconc else is in trouble—release the line quickly to let their urgent calls through. Other tipt> for good party- line service: space out your phoiic calls, replace the receiver carefully, hang up quickly and quietly when you find the line in use. Remember, party- line courtesy is catching. Northwestern Bell Telephone Company. The Washington Post & Times Herald "Say, Wha1 Ever Happened TV T/j<tt Crusade, Anyhow?? EMERGENCY HIDEOUTS. As secretly as possible, all of Washington's major federal agencies are getting up emergency headquarters in a perimeter around the Nation's Capital. The "in-case-of-attack" sites are listed as "confidential" at the Pentagon. However, it can be said that many of them are setting up- in college towns where housing is more adequate. Microfilms of important rer cords will be moved to these centers and skeleton forces assigned to the areas. Eventually, some of the emergency offices will be linked by communication lines to the government's huge underground "stand-by pentagon" near Waynesboro, Pa., 70 miles from the Capital. —o— THE AT-OM. Industrialists who are eager to sec research stepped up in the peaceful, uses o/'lhe^atbm will lay their .pleas .before the joint committee on atomic energy March 5 and;6... It is known-in Washington that the Russians aim to have "ready potential" of 2,500,000 kilowatts of atomic power by 1960...This is MORE THAN TWICE the expected nuclear power capacity in the U. S. at that time. ' —o— CANDIDACY. Greatest speculation the past, few days about President Eisenhower centered around the possibility he may not give a definite "yes" or "no" hut may announce he wiJl leave the decision up to the Republican National Convention in August .. .This would give him five more months to "test" his health. NIXON BUILDUP. A booming "personality" buildup is taking, definite form behind the scenes at Republican Headquarters here for Vice President Richard Nixon. Republican leaders want to wash awrty the Democratic lay 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 interpolations (if Nixon's speeches to which they referred. A BIGGER 'VOICE'. Moscow's explosive threat of an all-tint economic war on the U.S. has all but assured a doubled budget I'm the Voice of America this year .. . The United States Information Agency, which handles America's world-wide propaganda program, was allotted $85 million last year . . . Congress is expected to boost that to $170 million this year. —o— BALLOONS. There were strong hints here last week that the Russians may be telling the truth—for a change--when they say that U.S. balloons brought down over Russia were equipped with cameras'. . . Full truth of the halted balloon program over the Soviet has yet to be disclosed, insiders at the State Department acknowledge. WANT A JOB? Anyone hunting 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, Bethesda. Md. WORD OF WARNING. Beware uf phony "tux agents" the Internal Revenue service wain.-. Some crooks are going around demanding to lock «t the "book.s" oi taxpayer; and collecting money from them. All legitimate tax agents carry Treasury department identification card- and mu.>t .-how them to taxpayers, the Revenue Si-i vie!.- says. —-o— SOUR NOTE. Two sour n.aes bn.kc into the Republican ranks nvci thi- Lincoln Day oratory ! •p:i-' Speaking in l.' ; .:r,v_'i. j SeiuilM. \Vni. JcJlliei 1 'R-IiidJ charged a "bureaucratic elite" is transforming the presidency into "a European office much more like the early Roman emperors." Also, in Chicago, .Senator George W. Malone (R-Nev.) 'assailed the administrations of foreign and defense policies. "We can prepare for the Third World War at a much reduced cost" he said. wet snow between the Chester Bailey fawn and Algeria. There were--minor accidents reported oh Bwt'Algofta stretched of 169 sent to the area to clear the road also stalled. * * * The Kossulh County Agricultural Planning Board met Saturday ahd completed the Work on preliminary reports. The state committee %vill use the county reports in making up its 1'eport to Washington. The first report ir, a recommended land use of the farms in each county, in,relation to crop systems and soil fertility. * « * A fight to maintain the CCC camp at Bancroft was begun this week on all fronts by the county board of supervisors, Farm Bureau and all other, groups interested. It was feared the camp at Bancroft might be abolished When an announcement was made that all drainage camps in the state would be disbanded. The Bancroft layout was a drainage camp as the men located there had been employed cleaning out drainage ditches. * .* * • * Fred Schroeder, rural mail ear- j'rier" at Lakota, hit a snowdrift during a ' snow Storm and oveturned his car. He walked to a farm house to get help, and while gone, Raymond Wirtjes came along in his auto and ran into the Schroeder vehicle. Tile Schroeder car suffered severe damage, but the \Virtjes 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. » * * It was estimated by E. J. Butler, county auditor, that it' cost residents of Kossuth County $750 per day to operate plows, tractors, crews and other equipment during and following a severe snow storm. The especially tough winter of ,1935-36 . h$d cost • sd much • it was feared the county supervisors would be forced to slash spending on other projectsi including Some 'new road work scheduled for: this spring and 20YESRS AGO IN THE Understand Your Sponsored by Stale University 6f lawa Child Welfare Research Stalion summer. 1 FROM THE FILES OF THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES . MARCH 3. 1936 <.- Ten more inches of snow, with a 45 or 50 mile an hour wind behind it, undid all the road- clearing work previously accomplished by the county and state road crews Three miles south of Burl, 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 Burl by bobsled. Bundles of the Tuesday issue of, the Upper Dos Moines 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 Whittemore Elev. to Build Annex Whiitemore — The anrktal 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 the year 1956 and .Charles Bormann, Joseph LoTzbach*. and- John.-Steier. were reelected as ,qffibers.- Last year's sales Were $1,401,185. Fred Kollasch brought up 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. The Joneses had just moved into the neighborhood, and their young children were out in the yard getting acquainted with several other youngsters. At lunchtime Mrs Harvey came over to round up her own children, 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 1 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 for 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 pi punishment of their young children to others. They try to be consistent in their own use of punishment, and try to help their children form comfortable relationships with other people. While Mrs Jones might have spanked her children for exactly the things that would have tempted 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 naughty, she was helping them to learn that they had to behave even when their parents were absent. And she kept them from coming to dislike or to fear Mrs Harvey and other adults. Of course, as children grow older, other people—teachers, for example—do have authority to decide these questions sometimes. 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