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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, March 6, 1956
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fu6**l«y, March 6, 1956 WELCOME, 4-H M6MEftS Algona plays host tHis 'coming/ Saturday to officers and members and leaders of all county ' ' ' ' ' The opportunity f tb do, sb;-is much .-appreciated by citizens} of'Algpna, SvhV hope,that the 4-fit projects' will receive attentive local interest, and thftt' the officers, leaders and members Will in turn learn something/of, the nature of operation of ideal business. Welcome, 4-H members, and enjoy yourselves here Saturday. * * * WHO IS TELLING TRUTH ? The easy flow of money from sources that were Interested in passing the Gas Gouge bill seems to have invaded Iowa, as well as South Dakota — and nobody knows how many other places. , , Senate investigating committee Work now brings to light that an offer to donate $1,000 and maybe $2,500 to. the Republican party in Ipw'a, presumably earmarked'for Senator'Hickenlooper's campaign, was •turned: down, Which is to the credit of the party, but .which still does not explain some other things. , . ; , •. ,- • > There is ^also', a difference ,of testimony. Lobbyist John Neff has testified that he made no offer ;of money to the Iowa Republican or- ' .gani'zatiori., \ : ,.)',>•• ,-j i.•'•••'.' Robert K. Goodwin, ilowa'Republican national committeemanj'$aid that'last November he refused to accept the ,$1,000 gift offered by'Neff — that he told Neff, who tried to leave ^$1,000 and talked of $2,500'for i somebody to use for Hickenlooper's campaign, ; not to get any money out of His pocket. ._' Somebody is not telling the truth, as the two • •above statements show. Only a senate'investigating committee would SOUNDS PRETTY GOOD A candidate for the Republican congressional nomination from the second Iowa district, a Dr. jHaridas T\ Muzumdar, professor of sociology at ! Cornell College, 'Mount Vernoifc has annouhced ; that he willcampaign for the post on the principles of the late Mahatma Gandhi of India. "My campaign," the sociology professor says, "will be conducted according to the Ghandi '-prin* ciples. There shall be no name-calling. I shall present my story as simply and truthfully' as I know how, No attempt shall be made to .catch the attention of the voter by extralegal methods or by questionable devices. And I devoutly hope and pray that my campaign expenses will be the lowest among all the candidates rurthing for office." We will admit that the professor has outlined for himself a type of campaign that would be most refreshing to the American political scene. Now the question is, will it achieve the end result — will it win public approval and get the Votes? Even if the professor loses, he will have some new material for use in the study of sociology. " • * * * * * * • TWO KINDS OF PARITY! Iowa Falls Citizen — There is a lot of confusion— and understandable confusion — kicking around on this matter of parity. It was bad enough to begin with. Not too , many people ever did understand it. But now -we have both "old" parity and "new" parity. So the confusion is twice as deep as it was before. 'Essentially this is what is causing the current confusion. Originally all parity was tied to a 191014 base. But as time went on and conditions changed, there were increasing pressures brought to "modernize" parity and bring it up to date. have been ifble to Uncover 1 the fact, that contacts'; Consequently it hbs been tinkered with at various wpi-p nvailriWp nnH nffpi's : marlp, h'ptwppri th'p'' timfeS in recent vears. Most rerentlv it was ampnfl- were available, and offer's made; between the; lobbyists for the Gas Gouge bill and the Republican party in Iowa. ' > * When any group seems to feel that it can BUY members bf 'Congress, a thorough investigation is in order, and it doesn't matter whether the digging turns,up dirt in Republican or Democratic circles—any Representative or Senator who would sell his vote is a long Way from the path of honor ,and integrity.' , ', • .'"••• • * * » ' . , TRYING TO;BHEAK OUR FARMERS IN 1 YEAR Grundy Register — Secretary Benson refuses' to raise the price of, hogs and he'is now asking farmers to ?ut.down<their: corn acreage 26% below the last'fthree year N average. That corn acreage reduction i$ equal .to two million bushels times in recent years. Most recently it was amend, ed in an attempt to make it reflect the most recent ten-year period. But then came the-matter of shifting from the old parity to the new parity — from the old 191014 base to the new modern ten-year average base. It was agreed, in; legislation enacted by congress, that this change should take place over; a period of time and'at a rather gradual'rate. '-••/. The first step toward the hew parity was ^o take place ia 1956: It was on that basis, that Secretary Benson announced corn loan rates for 1956 at around $1.38 per bushel. ' . ; •! The next wefek after the Secretary made this announcement the Senate Agricultural Committee ; came out with its >recommendation that we stick to the old parity for at least another year. In of "corn in 'Gruri^-cSunty'ln a normal crop'year, that,the Senate Agriculture Committed It would seem>that our agricultural secretary is trying to break, the farmers in one year rather than to permit them to pass out gradually., If Benson had asked for a nominal corn acreage reduction, he would have-got some cooperation from farmers. But another 13% to bring the average reduction to 26% is too much, and not many Grundy county farmers will swallow it. By making farmers mad, Benson is going to in- rrease rather than lower the corn acreage. * * » If you always watch the clock you will remain one of the hands. llppcr pcs ,ffloincs 111 E. Call Street—Phone 1100-Algona, Iowa Entered as second class mailer at the postoffice al Algona, Io\va, under Act 01 Congress ot March 3, 187!). Issued Tuesdays in 1956 By THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Managing Editor C. S. ERLANDER, Advertising Manager MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE noJr£ News Paper Representatives, Inc 920 Broadway, New York 10, N. Y. SUBSCRIPTION RATES TDnc Year, in advance ,.. IN KOSSUTH CO. - S3.00 year SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year in advance ... ,.,,„, Both Algona papers in combination/oiie" vcur SfiOO No subscription less tl )a n G months,. ---»o.uu ADVERTISING RATES Display Advi-rtibing. per inch 63L . OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER Of course also had ideas somewhat divergent from Mr Benson about the percentage of parity at which corn loan rates should be established. As a result, the committee was not ,only using a different parity but also another rate. The'result was that there were newspaper headlines talking about corn loan supports in 1956 as low as $1.38 and as high as $1.60. It was confusing. It is confusing. It will continue to be confusing. You'll simply have to read the fine print to see which parity is being talked about and then whether it is Mr Benson's flexible price supports that are being quoted or the so-called rigid p"rice supports that seem reasonably popular with almost everyone except Mr Benson. * , » * HOPE SEES NO HOPE FOR '56 Donald Murphy in Wallace's Farmer — Cliff Hope' of Kansas says he isn't going to run again. I'm sorry. He has been a useful frit-nd of agriculture. Many hoped he would be named Secretary of Agriculture instead of Benson in 1952. Hope said this about the president's recent farm message: "I am sorry that there is nothing in the message which holds out any hope of increasing farm income for 1956 when farmers need it so badly." oat SCHOOL COSTS UP, NORTHWOOD'S DOWN Norlhwood Anchor — The costs of Iowa's city school districts jumped $4.5 million hist year — with three-quarters of the increase going to higher salaries for teachers and superintendents, according to the Iowa Taxpayers association. For the Northwood district the association lists total operating cost in the 1954-55 school year as $153,468; since average daily attendance was G18, the per pupil cost was $248.33. It is a pleasant surprise' to note that Northwood is one of the few town or city districts whose por-pupil cost decreased; the year before it was $277.78. Northwood's school is operated more econ- (Hi.'.cally than the average county seat town; per- persoii costs for 1955 in county seat towns ranged iiom a low of $227.77 at Garner to a high of $326.20 al Sidney. City school expenses ranged from a low of $199.03 at Marion to a high of $349.17 at Carroll. * * * In the twelve years from 6 to 18 Jhe average boy increases over fifty per'cent in height and over three times in weight.. hfcs ajrJiQyt sfld 'letiles dri sbme 'ot t ite heading; fbf: a .deal'of moftsy« biit-hbw. much, have .you " e^,.f6r yoti,r ^schools? ;The ' .vhelpeijpaT fbr;ihatjTh- _lar^st:isthe f^m-subsidy . stty\ tiifiicuit 'tb;knbw •hat course, to follow when vot* ig and it isThp help,"when news- lapers; fail ,to'-publ«h:ihese-facts "all put fof, emotionalism. _ very truly, Glenn W, IMstworth, Geologist '-.:•. ShaWnee,,, Oklahoma Editor's Note -^ We -admit We get a little, emotional, especial' ly When we Know that passage of the. Gas Gouge .bill would potentially -result in up to one billion- dollars a year cost for latural gas to users, and when we find that special interest lob- ay groups, are around trying, to irlbe'. U.Si senators ;With cold cash t\ vote for their bill. We:think t's a good time to become a little emotional. INVESTIGATIONS. Cost ot operating Congress this ^election year may run to an all-time high ...One reason: The'.Senate Rules committee has approved $1,383,000 to investigate things from penitentiaries to ,big business . 4. Doesn't include the lobby quiz. •"•.''• ••'•-./' Republicans claim the Democrats are* setting up all those- pro- Reader Comment bes '"in search for campaign issues at taxpayers' expense ..." However, these funds must be voted by the full Senate. THE LOBBY QUIZ. The Senate at first okayed an expenditure of $25,000 to investigate 'the $2,500 "bribe" 'offer to Sen. Case .. Then the' probe' sum i grew to $50,000.. .Now, Senators are talking in terms of $350,000 .-; ..Those experienced with Senate investigations say the cost of this probe may. reach ONE MILLION .DOLLARS before the. year .is up. ..THufekERS. The , : trucking .,whjch, members 'bf- *Cbn- 'a^ee; Skilled*-President s '$35: binibrPfedieifal highway program-last year; isiat t again... Meanwhile, a Senate committee ast week learned yiat heavy :rucks account for 46 per cent : of the cost of maintaining a modern highway... FARM LOANS. Rep. John Henderson, Republican of Ohio, is pressing for a ceiling on benefits, such as loans, to big farms .... Points out that the individual family-size farmers are losing out to "huge farm enterprises" .. .In Montana, he says, a loan was made for $430,000 .. .In California, one wheat farmer alone received $119,000 in loans on his wheat. INTELLIGENCE" AGENCY. The Central Intelligence Agency has been doing things so secretly even Congress doesn't know what's going on.. .So; Sen. Mansfield of Montana is agitating for a congressional committee to keep a watchdog eye over the hush-hush agency. He wants especially to know where all—or at least some—of Congressman Writes Algona Upper Des Moines Algona, Iowa .Gentlemen; I have read the editorial "Gross Gets The Dickens," which appeared in the February 21 issue of the Upper Des Moines, and'I appreciate the kind comments concerning my stand. ..As I have repeatedly and publicly stated, the farm problem is not a partisan issue, and it is unimportant what happens to H. R. Gross in this fight. • • What is important is economic justice- for the farmers of America, and intend to go right on fighting for the farmers' fair share of the national-income, without regard to partisan politics. ."" '•••'.. '. H. R. Gross ' ' ! ' Congressman, - • i '" -'Iowa-3rd District "Oh, Mother! Tabby has , t'WS o£ the baby rabbitSi Mean bid thing—we're-going to run her but of the house and never let her come back." \ •"•'•" , Four weeping children; met their mother with this .Story. 'They had discovered the nest, <n baby rabbits in the woods^attd alasl so had the cat! ; Did the mother join the cat? No—she comforted*"the dhildren and, when they na.4 quieted down, she t closed in witn a realistic word about the nature of cats. Cats were like that, they liunted mice and rabbitp for their food and if we wished to ( keep the'baby rabbits alive as pets, we Would just have to keep','fiatfi away from-them. Cats and rabbits just did not get .along -to* gether. ; ,'•. , 1, ... ' " Wise mother! Learning to face ;he realities of life is 6ne of,the most .important -things ', that can come to a. child. Certainly they leed their parents' help in meet- ng the sometimes, to them, harsh realfties of life. FROM FILES OF THE our hush-hush MISCELLANY. money i« ' going. Agriculture • MM- Watch for THE GREEN-ANO-COID BJUSTROM FURNITURE VA'NI » Sal,, * Duit- preo! t Wealhn leaders are all but conceding that fixed price supports at 90 per cent of parity will be passed by Congress . . . The Pentagon is stepping up its program of sending weather- radio balloons from Japan . .. The gas bags are being tracked by radar as some n.'y* half-way across the earth ... The Pentagon is pressing Congress for another $1 to $2 billion more for guided missile research . .•. Looks like they may get it. More on balloons: The Air Force has expressed amazement at the efficiency of Russian fiyht- ers which have shot down our balloons from Soviet skies more than 50,000 feet up. Democratic leaders here are expressing genuine fear that the racial question may cause a wide split among their top candidates. "[• "AS I SEE IT" We haven't a surplus of meat if people could buy. it, but it has seen too high at retail even :hpugh prices the farmer gets for •aising ,it go lower and lower. '. say there is no surplus when packers will buy all our hogs and cattle, If they refused to buy hem, I would say we have a surplus. When the government buys meat from packers it is not helping 'the farmer. Buying from the packers has not raised the price of hogs and cattle to the producer. In' place of helping just the packer why not use this money for food stamps. I think the packer is disposing of these products to the government at a profit to himself. Food stamps would use the surplus up, if there is any, and relieve the cost to taxpayers where relief is now being paid for with all cash. I listened to Benson on TV Feb. 23. He said it would take 3 to 4 years to get rid of our surpluses and before they couki help the farmers. B,v that time there will bq no small fanner or small think business they had man. I don't Mr Martin rehearsed very well, either. They said w.rite your Congressman! What good would that,do i£ their vote can be bought for read Mr Eisenhower's nine point farm program, and I can't see anything in it that would help the farmer except the ALGONA UPPER DBS MOINES Match 10, 1936 * * • • • • Two new candidates for the office of county sheriff 'had raised the total to five, and , brought promise of a. 'real battle for the job. Casey! Loss, deputy for Sheriff Carl ' Dahlhauser for the past two years, was set' to oppose the incumbent on the 'Democratic ticketrwhile Henry Steuss'y, who announced his candidacy this week, T. A. Trauger and A. W. Berens, were set , to go on the Republican' ticket. '•' Several candidates were making a determined bid for the post, and the race was sure to be 'one of the best of all. Other political activity during the week was slow. * * * They did ii .again. Swea City's nappy high school basketball ,eam knocked r off the Algona Bulldogs, 24-18, : to a'rinex the county class A title, then went on o take Titohka,, B champ, 32-25, or the combined ' title. The county champs had lots of trouble n each game, but had the gas to come through' with the victories. "• ' '»....» _ Not many • citizen's voted, ' but ft.' L. Leffert and Mrs .D. D. JJon- lux were, elected directors of the s<±o6f. board of Algona,- Monday. 1 A 1 tb'taTSf-38 persons- went to-'the* polls and' eiach carididate received 37 votes. The terms were for three years. Unlike some former years, no effort was made to boom write-in candidates 'at the other eommunties interested, was landed down by the Interstate Commerce Commission. It ordered immediate abandonment 'of the M. & St. L. Railroa'd line between St. Benedict and Algona. »-.*•' » • . The cut at (the top of th6 hill near the Frank Hofius farm was opened last Saturday for the first time in two months. The aid of 25 relief workers was needed to get the job done. A snow plow had the cut open for about a day at the,first of the yeaivbut wind soon'moved snow into the. road and cut off all traffic. » » » : ,;•..!. A 'Good Hope youth, Diirwood Mittag, suffered a painful injury while chopping wood. Somehow, the axe he was using slipped, and cut his thumb severely.' Im- nediate medical aid saved the ;humb. . ' * • * • «Kossuth county taxpayers "were due, to pay $134,613 more in taxes during 1936, according to the ah- nual financial statement published this week. However, most of the increase, a total of $114,300.43 was for general state revenue, which was not include'd for 1935. Biggest increase in cost of county operation was 'in district court expense during 1935, due to the trial of. several expensive criminal : cases during the year. A portion of the total Increase was due to the overwhelming amount of snow removal . work during the first ten weeks of the year. : • » • Dianne, small daughter of Dr. and Mrs C. D. ,Schaap, Algona, had a harrow squeak with tle- at.ahjppoisbru Y-She.-sajttplecL thfe Confeints'pivthe.:bo.ttle- and'ther- excitement.';begah'. ''She' became sick immediately, then recovered in a rnatter of minutes from "the dosage. To insure' hdr* recovery, have to, : dp.Wlth his Immediate dhvironmfnt. ; r fOfterV as fh the above situation,? .the, em|i?|e-hey. has;tb dd , bf ?a bet, , stidden v upsetting'bf cherished pians, ! even the deathi of s be<loved aunt or uncle, grandfather "No easy way , objnes to us -to riieet theie emergeh?i}6s In bur childrens 1 livefc. • However) one or, iw,o underlying prmeiples may Help us. Courage In .the face of •life's difficulties is acknowledged by all to, be desirabte.- Nothing' is More contagious, in-, ^handling. child S. life than a realistic Courage, looking facts in the face as the mother did in this story, but comforting the children as only a loving mother dan. '•> As adults we know that 'Understanding, realistic sympathy : helps us through many hard times, Let's not deny our children this boon. a call was made to, the firm in last minute. Fort Dodge that manufactured the poison to make sure every A ruling, against Algona and active ingredient was known. KEN RENKEN NOW, YOU CAN AFFORD 10 You need $10 today to do what $3 would do' only a few years , ago. ' . , That's why Lutheran Mutual now offers the Selector Plan . . . to' enable you lo add a needed $10,000 to your life' iri- surance program. And the cost is lower than ever before. I'll be glad to Jell you about this policy which in 'less than a year . has become - our* best seller.: Can't afford jt? Just give mp the: opportunity Jo "prove yoii can, ' t • ; , \ -, < : ,.';_ J ;• JCejnneth Renfcen '.'•:'.''-,- District Lutheran- Mutual • : Life Insurance Company 218 W. McGregor Phone 1065 10-14 s 66 for 56! Get Performance that's years ahead with $2,500? I have [as remind. We need an emergency pro- WHAT'S FREE? Are you an gram to, save the farmer and small business man. Benson has the . legislation and money lo help if he would use it. We had no government .lo$ns on ,corn in 1932 and corn'went down to 7 cents a bush,el. That was the "Great Hoover" times. IJ. looks like Hoover times are coming again. I know a fellow that has to soil his hogs -today at less than 11 amateur gardener? Then you may want to write your congressman for FREE 26-page booklet on how to grow 42 varieties of annual flower plants. Also, six- page pamphlet listing 14 steps in making a good lawn. Flown To Ulancj Stun Sorensen, son of Mr aria Mrs Anton Sorensen, was recently flown from the Great Lakes Naval Training Center to the M;u-shall Islands, where he is serving as a construction apprentice with a mobile construction battalion. Enroule he spent a few days with his folks and Mr and Mrs Charles Mittag and family of San Francisco. The oldest senator in the 8-lth Congress is 87 year old Democrat brnatnr Thcodoru Francis Green of Hhude Island. cents e pound. They cost him at least 16 cents to raise. Why do these young fellows have to work for nothing? > This corn surplus' may be a blessing, however. , I am told it is dry five to six feet deep. Many wells are going, dry. Rivers ADVANCED HIGH OCTANE for smoothness and long mileage. POSITIVE ANTUSTALLING, thanks to an, exclusive' Phillips 66 de-icing component. WINTER.BLENDED for best performance in your kind of winter weather. •ADDED DI-ISOPROPYL-exclusive in FLITE-FUEL, CLEANER BURNING because of pleaher burning components, It's Performance and ?re low. Maybe a little ' surplus won'f hurt .anybody. LabxJr hasn't felt it yet, but if farm prices don't get better they will feel n. One way to straighten out this matter is to remove the Republicans from pffice, George Larson Titonka, Iowa , ,• • i * ' « , QEOLOGIST WHTTES Editor Upper 'Des. Moines: I have received some clippings from , newspapers ijnd periodicals which 1 have a bearing on your Feb. l4 jpditorial on the Gas Bill, is you call it. .As'you^ .will note the*se cditor- ais and comments do not hive he hate-raising tone of yours. Apparently your I'endcr.s believe whiet you writo so why don't Counts ! Test drive Phillips < FMTFUEL. Find out how much better your car perforAs^h this years-ahead blend of natural and higftp^t%viat|on gasoline components. The only place to judge psoljne is in your car, and one tanfcful of FUTE-FUEL will show you-, there's a difference in gasolines. PHILLIPS .PIIROUjUM COMPANY F^l Up With Flite-Fwel At KEN St LEO'S PHttUPS "66"

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