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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, March 6, 1956
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t-Alfana (la.) Upper DM Mein«« Tuesday, March 6, 1956 WELCOME, 4-H MEMBERS Algona plays host this coming Saturday lo officers and members and leaders of all county 4-H clubs., , "The opportunity to do sb; is much appreciated by citizens of Algona, who. hope that the 4-H projects''Will receive'attentive local interest, and that the officers, leaders and members will in turn learn something of the nature of operation of local business. Welcome, 4-H members, and enjoy yourselves here Saturday. » * * WHO IS TELLING TRUTH? The easy flow of money from soxirces that were interested in passing the Gas Gouge bill seems lo 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 Iowa, presumably earmarked for Senator tlickenlooper's campaign, was turned .down, which is to the credit of the party, but Which''still does not explain some other things. - f ,.-... There is also a difference of testimony. Lobbyist John Neff has testified that he mode no offer of money to the Iowa 'IJepublican organization, :.. ' .. ; ••',.'•'•': ':-•• Robert K..Goodwin, Iowa Republican national committeentari, -said: that last November he refused to accept ;th«s ^yOpO <gift' dftefed. by Neff — that he told Neff,-who tried-to'leave $1,000 and talked of $2,500 ;for 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 have been able to uncover the fact tlia"t contacts were available, and offers made, between tha lobbyists for the Gas Gouge bill and the Republican party in Iowa. ." • ' : When any group seems to feel that it can BUY members of Congress, a thorough investigation is in order, and it doesn't matter whether the digging turns! tip dirt in Republican jar Democratic circles—any Representative or Senator who would sell his vote is a long way from the path of honor and integrity, . SOUNDS PRETTY GOOD A candidate for the Republican congressional nomination from the second Iowa district, a Dr. Haridas T. Muzumdar, "professor of sociology at Cornell College, Mount Vernon, has announced that he will campaign 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 principles. 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 running for office." We will admit that the professor has outlined for himself a type of campaign that would be most refreshing lo 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. TRYING TO'BREAK oyH FARMERS IJ* 1 YEAR ; Grundy flegUter —' Secretary Benson refuses to raise thejpHce'pf hogs and'he; Is how'asking farmers to ;cut ^.drfwn • thtir-'cprn acreage ocw - trying to break the farmers in one year rather than to permit 'them to pass out gradually. If Bensorr ; ha,<t asked for a nominal corn acreage reduction* 'he ! _wou'ld 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 ingoing to m> crease rather than lower the corn acreage. * * *" "; •; • If you always walch the clock y6u will remain one of the hands. ' . , .! 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. Consequently it has been tinkered with at various timepan recent years. Most recently it was amended in an attempt to make it reflect the most recent ten-year period. ' But then came the matter of shifting from the old parity 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 new parity was to .take:place in 1956. It .was on tha,t.basis tha,t Secretary Benson announced corn loan rates for 1956 . at around $1.38 per bushel. .The next week after the'Secretary made this 26% announcement the Senate Agricditural Committee below the 'last hhfee y4r a'^eVage. ; That corn came out with its. recommendation that we stick acreage reduction '-is equal to two'million bushels. to the old parity'for at least another year. In of corn in Grt&iy 'county*irv a norhial c^jf^ear; . Addition'tb that the Senate Agriculture Committee It would seeni' that- our/agricultural secretary:'^ of course also.had ideas som&what 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 us 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 price supports that seem reasonably popular with almost cvery- ftne except Mr Benson. * * + ,H.OPE SEtS 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 friend 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." SCHOOL COSTS UP, NORTHWOOD'S DOWN Northwood Anchor — The costs of Iowa's city school districts jumped $4.5 million last 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 618, the per pupil cost was $248.33. It is u pleasant surprise to note that Northwood is one of the few town or city districts whose per-pupil cost decreased; the year before it was $277.78. Northwood's school is operated more econ- ouacally than the average county seat town; per- person costs for 1955 in county seat towns ranged from a low of $227.77 at Garner to a high of $326.20 at 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 the average boy increases over fifty per cent in height and over three times in weight. you exert yourself to be inform- ed.00 the subfettt j»f diScusslott? to the "fldelend live- tt Fedfertr gdVerftiMftt has already Sold leases on some of its holdings for a deal of money but how much have you received for your schools? The biggest giveaway in history was the St. Lawrence canal and you probably helped pay for that. The second largest is the farm subsidy p'rogtafn. It is pretty difficult to know What course to follow when Voting and it is no help when newspapers fail to publish these facts and go all out for emotionalism. Yours very truly, Glenn W. Distwopth, Geologist , Shawnee, Oklahoma , Editor's, Note,— We admit we get a little. emotional, especially when we know that passage of the Gas Gouge bill would potentially result in up to one billion dollars a year cost for natural gas to users, and when we find that special interest lobby groups are ^around trying to bribe U.S. senators with cold cash to vote for their bill. We think it's a good time to become a little emotional. 20 YESES AGO Understand Your Child Sponsored by Stai« UniWrsitj of Iowa Child Welfare fle*«8fch giailon "Oh, Mother! Tabby has killed two of the baby rabbits; Meafl old thing—we're going to run her out of the house arid never let her come back." Four weeping children met their mother with this story. They had discovered the nest of baby .rabbits in the woods—and alas!, so had the cat! Did the mother join in berating the cat? No—she comforted the children and, when they had quieted down, she closed in with a realistic v word about the nature of cats. Cats were like that, they hunted mice and rabbits for their food and if we wished to keep the baby rabbits alive as pets, we would just have to keep cats away from them. Cats and rah* bits just did not get along together. Wise mother! Learning to face the realities of life is one of the most important things that can come to a child. Certainly they need their parents' help in meeting the sometimes, to them, harsh realities of life. IN fH.6 INVESTIGATIONS. Cost of 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 ... Doesn't include the lobby " quiz. Republicans claim the Democrats are setting up all those probes "in search for campaign issues at taxpayers' expense . .." However, these funds must be voted by the full Senate. Reader Comment —o— 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 grew to $50,000.. .Now, Senators a re 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. 111 E. Call Street-r-Phpne llOO-Algona, Entered as second class matter at the postoffice at Algona. Iowa, under Act ui Congress of March 3. 1B70. _ _ _ _____ Issued Tuesdays in 1956 By THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Managing Editor C..S. ERLANDERr Advertising Manager NATIONAL EDITORIAL MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS , NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE Weekly Newspaper Representatives, Inc. 920 Broadway, New York 10, N. Y. SUBSCRIPTION HATES IN KOSSUTH CO. One Year, in advance ' S3.00 Both Alfiona papers, in combination, per year —S5.00 Single Copies ..:. •- -- 10c SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year in advance __.-S4.00 Both Algona papers In combination, one year ..^$0.00 No subscription less than 6 months. ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per inch --_ G3c OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER Watch for THE CREEN-AND-GOLD BJUSTROM FURNITURE VANI 9 itli 9 HIM*ff«et psoof Congressman Writes Algona Upper Des Moines Algona, Iowa Gentlemen: I have read the editorial TRUCKERS. The trucking lobby which, members of Con, , President billion federal highway; program last year, is at it again... Meanwhile, a Senate committee last week learned that heavy trucks account for 46 per cent of the cost of maintaining a modern highway... •—o— 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 our hush-hush money is goipg. "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 un-. important 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 fanners' fair share of the national income, without regard to partisan politics. ' H. R. Gross Congressman, -,.•••'. Iowai3rd District. MISCELLANY. Agriculture 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 lending weather- radio balloons from Japan . .. The i>ys bags are being tracked by radar as some soar hull-way ULTOSS 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 Ait- Force has expressed ama/.ement at the efficiency of Russian fighters 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 —o— WHAT'S FREE? Are you an amateur gardener? Then you may want to write your congressman for FREE 26-page booklet on how to grow 42 varieties of iin- n«al flower plants. Also, six- page pamphlet listing 14 steps in making a good lawn. Flown To Uland Stan Sorensen, son of Mr and Mrs Anton Sorensen, was recently flown from the Great Lakes Naval Training Center to the Marshall Islands, where he is serving us a construction apprentice will) a. mobile construct inn battalion. Knnmte he spent a few days with his folks and Mr and Mi's Charles Mittag and faniilv uf San Francisco. The oldest senator in the o4th Congress is 87 year old Democrat Srniitui 1 Thi'fulniv Francis Green oi Rhode Island. "AS I SEE IT" We haven't a surplus of meat if people could buy it, but it has been too high at retail even though prices the farmer gets for raising it go lower and lower. I say there is no surplus when packers will buy all our hogs and cuttle. If they refused to buy them, 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 could help the farmers. By that time there will be no small farmer 01 small business man. I don't think they had Mr Martin rehearsed very well, either. They said write your Congressman! What good would that do if their vote can be bought for $2,500? I have read Mr "Eisenhower's nine point farm program, and I can't see anything in it that would help the farmer except the Hits refund. We need an emergency program to save the farmer and small business man. Benson has the legislation and monby to help if lie would use it. We hud no government loans on corn in 1932 and corn went down to 7 cents a bushel. That was the "Great Hoover" times. It looks like Hoover,- times arc- coming again. I know a fellow that has to sell his hogs today at less than 11 cents .a 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 and lakes are low. Maybe a little surplus won't hurt anybody. Labor hasn't felt it yet, but if farm prices don't get better they will feel it. One way to straighten out this matter is to remove the Republicans from office. George Larson Titonka, Iowa V 'H * GEOLOGIST WRITES Editor Upper Des Moines: I have received some clippings from newspapers and periodicals which have a bearing on yuur Feb. 14 editorial on the.Gas Bill, as you call it. As you will note these editorials and comments do not have the hate-raising tone of yours. Apparently your readers believe what you write so why don't FROM THE PILES OF THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES March 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 lo oppose the incumbent on the Democratic ticket, while Henry Steussy, 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 snappy high school basketball team knocked off the Algona Bulldogs, 24-18, to annex the county class A title, then went on to take Titonka, B champ, 32-25, for the combined ' title. The county champs had lots of trouble in each game, but had the gas to come through with the victories. • • • Not many citizens voted., but D. L. Leffert and Mrs D. D. Monlux were elected directors of the school board ; of Algona, Monday.' A tota>-of 38 persons went to the polls and each candidate received 37 votes. The terms were for three years. Unlike some former years, no effort was made to Emergencies in the child's life have to do with his immediate environment. Often, as in the above situation, the emergency has to do with the loss of a pet f the sudden upsetting of cherished plans, even the death of a beloved aunt or uncle) grandfather or grandmother. « No easy way comes to us to meet these emergencies in our childrens' lives, However, one or two underlying principles may help us. Courage in the face of life's difficulties is acknowledged by all to be desirable. Nothing is more contagious in handling child 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 can. As adults we know that understanding, realistic sympathy helps us through many hard times. Let's not deny our children this boon. other communties interested* was handed down by'the Interstate Commerce Commission. It ordered immediate abandonment of the M. & St. L. Railroad line between St. Benedict and Algona. * * » The cut al (the top of the 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 year, but wind soon moved snow into the road and cut off all traffic. * * * A Good Hope youth, Durwood Mittag, suffered a painful injury while chopping wood. Somehow the axe he was using slipped, and cut his thumb severely. Immediate medical aid saved the thumb. * * * Kossuih county taxpayers were due (o pay $134,613 rnore in taxes during 1936, according to the annual financial statement published this week. However, most of the increase, a total of $114,390.43 was for general state revenue, which was not included 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 narrow squeak with a bottle of .ant .poison. She sampled, the contents of-the.bottle and the excitement began. She became sick immediately, then recovered in a matter of minutes from the boom write-in candidates at the last minute. dosage. To insure her recovery, a call was made to the firm in Fort -Dodge that manufactured the po'ison 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. I That's why Lutheran Mutual now offers the Selector Plan . . . to enable you to add a needed $10,000 lo your life insurance program. And the cost is lower than ever before. I'll be glad to tell you about this policy which in less than a year has become our best seller. 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