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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, March 13, 1956
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(jfl.) Upga? Ofi Mfiffti* tue*day, March 13, WHAT MAKES A We hayc' been asked several -times of lale why we are", a; D'emocratV ''', About as simple 'an answer as we can give is to quote two great Americans. .^Abraham Lincoln jsafd he believed in "to*-' ernment'-of Ih'o people, by the people; »nd for ihe people." vFranklin D: Roosevelt said he believed in "lh« greatest good fbr ihe greatesi number." •Both of those statements, we believe, |mbody ' the 'longtime principles of the Democratic party. We/also believe that if. ; Abraham Lincoln were alive today he would' be a Democrat, hot a Republican. ,.f, , : ;lt is sometimes hard to understand why more business and professional men in the smaller toWn's' and cities of the country are not of a Democratic trend of mind under circumstances such ' as iwe face today. : Nobody needs a, diagram 'to realize that in smaller cities- and towns' which dot the area in which we live, the '.welfare of agriculture is an absolute necessity for -the welfare of the smaller business man. If the present Administration and its [farm program, for example, continue for another, four or five years, thete will be more and more, large farms and fewer and fewer farmers running them. We may even live to see the day -.when, "corporation farming" enters the corn belt, the same as it has the past four years in thfr wheat belt', vvhere a planned program of driving Out the smaller farmer seems to aided and abetted by — of all things — the Department of Agriculture. •To us it -seems that • there is more >at stake than the farmer himself. The future of the small- towh , business enterprise is also at stake, and it is yrifortunate that more folks in business do not acknowledge that fact. ( ,It is true that the well-being of the entire Uriite'd States is the basic, important thing. Every other' segjnent, as well as the farmer, should be taken into consideration in. all government planning and activity. That We realize. I ":But we feel, for example, that to talk about a four months surplus of agricultural products as a danger, and an ^investment of something; Hkp 800. million in this | surpltjs being "gigantic" piWtty unfair.- Itj. is-. a fact, but -not one very ; . well known, that the government has 52 BILLIONS OF- DOLLARS WORTH OF WAR MATERIAL AND EQUIPMENT in reserve '— and nobody say£ anything at all about ;it., ^' . : .- v ; . • f We are inclined to agree with a candidate fort the U. S. Senate from Iowa who says that "tlifs -is -agriculture's last- time at- bat." Perhaps, also; it is-'tfte "last time ; at bat" for a'.gvea't many small -business men. . ....... HOW DO YOU FIGURE THIS ? In attempting to get votes for continuation of the "flexible" price farm program, news reports state that "Agriculture Secretary Benson offered to make concessions in the cotton program if some of the southerners would vote against high supports." ' Benson, in other words, is willing to insert a more rigid price plan for cotton if southern S6n- ators will vote for a "flexible" program for the corn belt. What Benson is saying is that he is willing to support cotton if he can beat down corn/ Can any mid-western farmer, knowing this, still believe that Benson is anything but "dead set" against the corh belt having its fair "share of economic prosperity? ' • * » * "THE TREASURY WAS EMPTY" i It is often interesting to make comparisons of editorial statements in newspapers from one election year to another. . , , Thus on February 23, 1956, when we read the following in a local newspaper, edited by a state office holder, we were indeed surprised: "Hoegh came in as governor as the state was being pressed for more appropriations ; . . . and AT THE SAME TIME THE TREASURY WAS EMPTY." Looking back, we find that this same newspaper in the last election year, was-bragging about how good the state surplus was, and what good financial management it showed., * Now we are told that there Was'no state surplus — and we'd be willing to bet there isn't much today, -even though the State of'Iowa took in A ftfi .Wit dlicttvtieA .jii0rfflftt--ilt 3 a.rti. in the At W $28,497,000. more in taxes in 1955. than it did in 1954. ; It will-also Ije interesting to see if the, preponderantly Republican controlled; press and radio and T-V Can make black seerrDwhite to the general public "again this year. NOT MUCH TIME FOR BENSON } ( Indianola Tribune — It looks like the "farm problem" will be the most important issue in the coming presidential campaign. . • ' - ' '• i • ' * 1 Since Republican efforts to solve the' farm problem have ended in failure, some of. th,e> Republicans now say that the problem is not a poli- Mlddle Of Thfe; Road Crusade - VICE PRESIDENCY. General feeling here, behind the scenes,is Richard Nixon will be dropped as a 'funning mate to Mr Eisenhower despite the warm public endorsement given Nixon last week by Republican 1 : Chairrrtan Leonard Hafll. * ' ' GOP bigs: have 'a. consolation tical issue. When the Democrats controlled 1 the Dac1 -" government in the days of Franklin D. Rqosevelt and Harry S. Truman, the Republicans regarded the agricultural programs as political issues. How prize' in mind for ! the vice presi- ient—a promise of a Cabinet job; 'f the. Reublicans win. • '., THE : dAMPAIGN. Democrats aren't being coy about it — They openly say they will make it a hard and fast fight, rtp.'hqlds bar-, red, President' Eisenhower's health notwithstanding. Soundings on Capitol Hill cur- •ently give Sen. Estes Kefauver he. edge over Adlai Stevenson :or Democratic nomrn'ation ... Even Democrats point.toff the re-, cbixl. to the disadvantage facing Adlai: "Ike beat him' once," {Key say, "Psychologically, t h a t' s they denounced the agricultural programs Franklin D. Roosevelt 'and Henry Wallace! of weeks ago we shipped 18 tanks "for training purposes" to Saudi Arabia . . . last week wei : shipped 1,800 marines to the Middle East where Arab-Israeli trouble of a serious nature is brewing. That's an average of 100 marines for each tank. It will be interesting to see if in the future the tanks do their training aginst the U. S. marines, which we have so conveniently provided. $cs< onca 111 E. Call Street—Phone 1100—Algona, Iowa Entered ns second class matter at the postoffice 'at Algona, Io\v«, under Act of Congress of Mart-It 3, 1879. Issued Tuesdays in 1956 By THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Managing Editor . C. S. ERLANDER, Advertising Manager MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE Weekly Newspaper Representatives, Inc. 920 Broadway, New York 10, N. Y. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO. One Year, in advance - _ _.$:i.0() B»lh Aleon.-i papers, in roinbinatlun, per year - S5.00 Single Copies ' iQc SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Vfrir in advance . $4.00 Both Algona. papers in combination, one year 5G 00 No subscription lass than C mouths. ADVERTISING RATES Display Advc-rtiiing, per inc-li _._ .... 03e OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER Now the Republicans say 'that the farm problem is purely a social and economic problem. Perhaps the chief reason they want to call it purely an.economic problem is to avoid blame for their failures in agriculture. When Eisenhower became President, he named Ezra T. Benson as his Secretary of Agriculture. Benson advanced the plan for flexible farm price supports which are now in operation. By this plan supports can be cut from the formerly rigid 90 per cent down as far as 65 per cent of parity in the following year when a price-supported commodity is produced in substantial surplus. Under the flexible plan farm prices have steadily declined. Benson thought that as a result of lower farm prices the farmer would reduce his production. At the time Benson proposed the flexible support program we stated in these columns that lower farm prices are more likely to inccrase farm output than to reduce it. Many farmers will produce more to offset their losses in income resulting from lower prices. Now the "farm problem" is to be approached from a soil bank angle as a measure of relief Benson did not originate the soil bank idea. In fact, it resembles the old AAA soil building soil conserving bonus. If the soil bank idea will help the farmers, we are clefintely for it. Although Republicans have said that the "farm problem" is a purely social and economic problem, Benson is now malting it a strictly political issue. When congress convened this month the Secretary of Agriculture arranged breakfast meetings for the Republican members. Congressman Harold D. Cooley is right when he pointed out that Benson is wrapping the proposed farm program in a shroud of partisan politics. Benson appears to be far more concerned with the political angles of the farm program than with the welfare of the farmer. Congressman Cooley states that Benson last fall turned down rin offer to meet with the Agricultural Committee during the congressional recess to consider farm relief plans. He adds, "Now, when it appears Mr Benson finally may have developed some suggestion, he calls a breakfast to which only Republicans are invited." Reminder: You may miss a lot of important plvpnc calls -if you forget to roplacc 'your telephone receiver. And if you're on a party line, you cut off all calls to and from neighbors who share your telephone service. Other party-Una tips: space your calls, hang up quietly when the line is in use, give up the Una quickly for emergency calls. Northwestern Bell Telephone Company. -SSATELLITES, MISSILES. The' Ifertfagon is,, lexprejsing^.jsorne, doubt about the possible .success of the rnan-made earth 'satellites expected sent 200, miles aloft next year ... They say a 'thousand important factors must "mesh" perfectly to get the instrument-loaded metal "basketballs" into the .earth's orbit... First of 15 of the .little ""moons" will be launched '!about' July 1, 1857. ' ,, , ; I .. Meanwhile, orders to "work around the clock" have been sent to the Redstone Arsenal at Huntsville, Ala., for perfecting the military's 1500-mile guided missile. The Army has said behind closed doors that the problem of target accuracy of missiles has been licked. Next big hurdle: Increasing the distance. —o— ELECTORAL VOTES. The senate is getting' ready to revive a constitutional amendment to abolish the Electoral College. Plan give the candidates the proportion of votes they earned ... For example, in a state with 15 electoral votes — If the Republican receives one million votes and the Democrat a half-million votes, the Republican nominee gets 10 electoral votes and the Democrat 5. Under the present setup, the presidential candidate' -who receives even a meager majority gets the state's cr.tire electoral vote. —o— THE FARM. One effect of current economizing by farmers is being felt in the farm, machine industry ... Farmers are shopping, more and more, for used farm tractors instead of buying new machines. Factories have been forced lo cut back as much as-25 per cent. In Iowa one farm equipment firm has cut from 1350 employees to •150. MISCELLANY. Airlines which serve liquor aloft (clergymen refer to the planes as ''flying .saloons") may drop the practice voluntarily in face of heavy congressional pressure.. . The House Post Office Committee 1 , ired by increasing reports that citizens are being plagued with unordered merchandise thiriUK-h the mails, will call lor tighter regulations ... Also, there built around 1801. murchandise-by-mail operations The practice of < some, unscrupulous automobile dealers of up> ping factory - suggested , retail prices of new models as much ;as S400 per car was confirmed- last week before a cohgressional hearing. ' '•• • • ' .•.-,,>. FROM THE FILES OF THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES MARCH 17, 1936 ' : * :. . "* !•:, i Mrs Ray Stone of LuVerne, president of the county woman's federation, had been seated in a chair for a while, .and ,\vhen she stood* up,'found one o'f her. feet Il6(drgone-ito sleep. . As';a--result, she turned her.ankle and sprain- eti it badly. : ', » • t t Dr. J. T. Waite, Fenton, wjs reelected president of the Fenton Telephone Co. recently. Philip Wander was named vice president and manager, G. W. Newel, secretary-treasurer, M. E. Burwash, Peter Hayenga and Her- jnah Krause, directors. 1 • • * » « Over ai Whitlemore, the annual creamery meeting was held and Tom Ford and Herman Voict were elected directors. Robert Gengler won a cream scoring contest and manager Bartlett gave his annual report. IS YOUR DRESSER DRAWER HEUCUIES® HOME VAULT® It should be... If you keep Valuable documents, bonds, jewelry or cash in it. And too many people do get careless and , leave valuables around the house in forgotten places whtfi fire could destroy them. If you are one of these Deople, why not break yourself of this habit' by gelling a Meilink-built Hercules Home Vault? You'll find this Thermo-Cel steel Insulated vault convenient, inexpensive, and certified fire-resistant! See one today, NP. 050 $17.75 k" H, x 6 5 /«" W. x 1'2%" D. >. 460 _- $26.25 7W H. x 8V," W. x 16" P. NO. 580 ----- $28.50 8Vfr" H. x 10'/j" W. x 16" D. UPPER DES MOINES OFPICI SUPPLY PEP!. Phone 1100 Algono Science Shrinks Piles New Way Without Surgery Finds Healing Sub*tan<* TM POM Both* Relieve* Pain-ShrinjM He«K>rrhoid» ustonlaliing; • statements like "Pilc» hfjvo ceased to be a problem!" The Betrct is a new healing sub- 3Uwe (Bio-Dyne*) —discovery o/* wdWJI-fajnous research institute, is substance is now availjUJe in N«r York, N. V. (.•.,,.-, ul, _ I,' or th( , iirct time science has found u new hcalin;; sub.-tancc with the astonishiiiK: ability to shrink hemorrhoids a» 1 to relieve pain-without surgery. In I'asc after case, while gently horough lliiil sur/crci, made . u. (. j-»t; on. 6*t , trts,, Sfrhalst, is the bask 'i>srt uf the btnldlht aftd awoke t6* find the shop Jft-f tames, -He -summoned the flr16'dBl)flrtment'ahd:the Wflie : Was sbprt under Control; The in j teriof of the buiiairig' w?s gutted. ' . Cause'or extent of loss caused by the fife Was rlcit kno'\vri,i but the quick. 'action of the fire depart- .'sav'ed all adjdining build- £ icWe as se'i up ' ings. ' , ,.'. . Mdrfe's ihie , the poutity board' of sup'eri. visors last week, figured on an hourly basis:, patrol fdrem'an, 40c!irn : euhanics, 50c; patro? labor? ers, ;35c; extra- help, 25e. ftoad dragging, pef fnile, with ,four horses 'Was bOc; ,'foad 'dragging With -man and team, lOc per hour for each ; additional' horse. Drag lirie operators were drawing $110 per 'month. , . ' ; • , ' ' > Lone Hock and 'WhSitanor* reported these results, ''following town caucuses held last week. At Lone : Rock, H. J. itice was appointed mayor, J. M. f Blanchard Arthur Priebe,- Fred Flaig, Charles ,. Morris and Alex Kruegef. councilrhen. . At ,-Whittemore,. H E. woodward 'was. nominated- as ~' i —t* ahd H; W, Geelah was re- tormer/jjdid, Frank- Best 'Ot,.D; ,W. A er w^Ve n placed; by James Geelan when the jjdid,-! -not wish to run Bestenlehner,< 6. A.. iPoi- Ault and 'William Roe- nominated as council, Frank. W.. Elbert as as- sesspr.t v - '>P-,, •'• ., Thn'bes- Moines Hiver in ., the Irvinglpn area: was rapidly reaching a mood stage; Lowlands Were coverfp; and while, the river had not reA"ched a peak as^ high as in 1918: 6£.' 1932, -.gravel roads were soft -rfnd in many "places r almost impassible. ....-: ..-'., • >.-. * • * «,-..; ' Good news for all persons pre- paring-lntfome tax retui'na.' PJ Av Lbnerg>'h; field -auditor frOin Bancroft,.': was set ta be: stationed at the 'q'ourthouse -March ^2'3-24-2'S, at Swjea City March 20 ( -and at iBancroft March 21 to offer aid and assistance. - - ; . ';• • • • ' Apprpximafely ; 30'' miles of graveling and 58 miles of grading on Kossut|i' dounty roads 'were approved .last' week >by the.: board of .superyisbrs. ' • total ' cost"of< the. propose'd work was set at $53,630,: With '$£'5,750 for: graveling, .'the balance' forf grading. • •;..-('.'• GtfibANCfe ','iW • We recognize play as. a 'deep hebd -in children*! lives, .:* neftf •for activity, for .change—chjldfeh 'play .for .the,sheer 'futt of playing. Sometimes it seems strangely like work to adults, but it is not something the child has ;to dd-— he .chooses to ,do 4t. . . .,•:,, ^ ,'" : As we see the child at .piay : -V6 notice that he wants indopen;d- ence as he goes itsto play activities. . . '.;•.:•. •:,• ... ..•"..,-•: So we 'don't make him de things our way, we I6t him%ork them but aS he wishes. > We'-w'lU see'to it that, at least part-of the time, he will have" His \j\Vh- age group'to play with, and 1 'a'good place in which to play. 'Adequate toys and play equipment'aie also essential, athough many parents come to feel that children often have' too many toys. ' ; ' ,j'j i 1 --' The child'needs to be free to do what children his age do:' skate, swim, ride a bicycle, play ball, have time to run with the : group, .. .. . . j An archileci was working 0tt plans for a- proposed newV>6f|jc~e building to be built for the K6I J suth Mutual Insurance. Association. Directors of. the^qrganizfi tiqn, spent several days studying details and looking over; the .site .Dodge street. i ..Plans a two-story Structure. on North called for To Minneapolis, Dr.' and'Mrs ferickson were iri Minneapolis .Sunday -arid ^.Monr day. Dr. Ericksoh attended an Educational' Seminar *d'e a.l i'n g with- vision problems'..of-'school children and visual training ,-'-' ; " WATER '.V v r-'••'', - When'water ran'into the.'city •eservibir at 'Osceola' recently, it was the'first time in 262 day? thall the lak'e- had' received, 'ariy increase in its water supply. Last tirrte , 'the level' injcreised was" June 8. ,,-'.-•• '-.' , ' FELL ', ". '• V Lineman Larry Glandpn .of Si» ; !purney received a fractured: vej ; - ebrao there -recently, whenlhis climbers slipped. 'His safety belt- icld but he slithered down the pole, landing on .his back.-'-- ill of .Which ^elp.^iftvfewrl to get Children riee^ jls.'asVpareif^s ib Understand, to- enjoy;, ,tft;eir iriumphs, and .to helb them meet and accept their faflures, ChU- dren heed tb 'feel :tt& to faring 'their .friends ihto; tfie .h^rnf ;for ' games ah'd/ aS'"on<5; nibtHef »iaid: ^Usually somethftlg ; to ;';' e«: — cookies or 1 .a'shacfc", '..':''p; "•" The child .needs us ;tt>.. ur^Ber-' stand and to enjoy his'.friurti'phs'. We need to be'sjlbtle'lfl ,thig |ui- iflance, for Ho child 'likes' to, ifeel that" some grown-up.: is alWay 'jlidging the situatiofi.'Our u'ht lying relationship Wit|T 'our "6 dren .fUhc;«ohs h'ei-e-i.' " riot 'too critical, and-J %ure of our love, fie 'out suggestions,', ' '-. This will give tis ~a's r par'e'M«,, sbetter knowledge of our child, his interests, his adjUslmtSntnV -ether 1 children. All these'-fa.etdfs^coh- 'tribut'e tb' desira'We ' develophieht. • • J : ''•• '.'are ' Check bor;' loW" pri&mfum specials beifpre Voo buy * »i A >f^»tt * ,• '• i \ i ••' '. i' ' »v ' $5/000 s p'e.'c I a' I endpv/r' menf/, $2,500 juvenile special saving - and.'-, artnulties mortQage tancelfafio'n" arid ; mdny otri'e^s', \ . '."".;• , '"";.•. ' District Representative : ,-< Ventura, la. ' Phone 26SO BE SURE 1T'S : A;A,' 1.1 f> ^-'• r ";;v.',/;\, u :=:v;;.; '• "^j&* 7 *r ''iP.sf//- & . /' ; . -iff 4r AO r/ • -^^l^fe^ ^^ - */ .7 / £&#~"~>jk*/'•<"' ^ -4%tt»«^^»^^^^r^^vx- // / // ••«' if^ J^K-. , ( ": rt .»*,. e "«- ^*^ct_ isi-te:i =r .'•"-,' \d \4 l^ \d 6 d 6 W ITH an Iowa payroll of over $30,000,000 per-year, the brewing industry is a real contributor to 'employment in our state. The thousands upon .thousands of lowans who receive these paychecks live and.wprk in every;part of the state. Their purchases, in turn, help to further swell prosper' ity all over Iowa, pouring these millions'into our channels of trade for everything from food to furniture, from .cars to clothing. " ' a c a c 6 The Brewing Industry Boosts our Prosperity T HIS huge payroll is only qne' ^r| of 'tfy? bejie^ts Jowa receives from the brewing industry. For example, the industry, pays more than $23,000,000 per year in taxes, reducing our own ta^es-by that much. .It has invested over $62,000,000 in its business in Iowa, Andi U P.urcjias^s mpon,$'. of dollars worth of farm products $^ ' D \ THE. WMtJM —J* i -' - ' .it'' T.I ,*f • * , MNlTfe mfM HEWER* %d i'»l«, i teM|!fi • -Ji- • : Wt«'|iltti''irti i? :*.W''* '*

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