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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, March 13, 1956
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13, 1956 WHAT MAKtS A DEMOCRAT? We haV6 ( ibMn flskcd several times of late why xv& "ari 'About ; -ji$ Simple an answer as we can give is to quotfiftwo great Americans. ; ;Abra|ilm1 Lincoln said he believfed > in **|e»* •rnjMMtt M Itfp people, by the people and lot lh* people." fcriftkfifi D. Roosevelt said he believed in "ih« grtileti good far Ihe; Sreatesl ttttittbet." ' VBoth of those statements, we believe,~ejnbody the r tlqngtime principles of the Democratic party. WC l ai$6 beljeve that .if .Abraham Lincoln Were ali$b today he would 'be a Democrat, not a Republican. ^5t is sometimes hard to understand whj> more business and professional men in the smaller towjrig and cities of the country are not of a Dem- ocffctic trend of mind under circumstances such as ,'iwe face today. .Nobody needs a- Diagram to r^altee/ that iri ; smaller cities and towns fahich doit the area in which we live, the ^welfare of -agriculture is an absolute necessity for the -jwelfafe of the smaller business man. If the present Administration" and its farm program, for example, continue for another four or five years, there will be more 'and more large farms and fewer and fewer farmers running them. We may even live to see theVday when "corporation farming" enters the corn belt, the .same as it has the past four years in the! wheat belt, where a planned program of driving out the smaller farmer seems to aided and abetted by — of all things — the iDepartment of Agriculture. To us it 'seems that there is; more, at stake than the farmer 'hirriseVf. The future of the small- town business enterprise is also at stake, and it is unfortunate that rnore folks in business do not acknowledge that fact. i.ilt is true that the well-being of the entire Unjted Stales is Ihe basic, important thing. Every oth'er' segment, as well as the farmer, should be tatym into consideration in; all government planning and activity. That w;e< realise. ' * ' . ' \ But we feel, for example, that to talk about a four months surplus of agricultural products as a danger, and tin investment of Something- like 80(| million in; this ^surplus being "gigantic" , is pretty unfair.. ft is- a fact, but not one very .well known, that the government has 52 BILLIONS OP;: DOLLARS WORTH OF WAR MATERIAL A$D EQUIPMENT in reserve — and nobody says anything at all about it. , . • > • ; \ 'We are inclined to agree wUh a candidate for the U. S. Senate from Iowa who says that "tl$s 'is 'agriculture's 'last time at bat." Perhaps, also,' it 'i6 the '"last 'time 'at bat" for a great many small business men. < * * * ' . - v ; Two weeks ago we shipped 18 tanks "(or training purposes" to Saudi Arabia . . . last week we 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 their training aginst the U. S. marines, which we have so conveniently provided. Upper 111 E. Call Street—Phone 1100-Alfiona, Iowa Entered as second class matter at the postoffice at Algona, Iowa, under Act of Congress o£ 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 MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE Weekly Newspaper Representatives, Inc. 920 Broadway, New York 10, N. Y. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO. Qne Year, in advance _ ....... ----- .............. S3.QO Qotli Algeria papers, in combination, pur yt-ar ...$5.00 Single "Copies — ---- ---- ----- ......... -- ----- ..... -- l° c SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year in advance - ....... ---- ........ ........ ..S-I.OO Both Algona papers in combination, one year __ Sti.OO No fcubserlption. loss truui. 6 inonthb. ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per inch ...... -------------- U3c 9FFICIAL AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER HOW DO YOU FIGURE THIS? In attempting to get v'otes for continuation of the "flexible" price farm program; news reports state that "Agriculture Secretary Benson offered to make concessions in the cotton program tf 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 senators will vote for a "flexible" program'for the cbrn belt. What Benson is saying is that Tje 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 corn belt having its. fair share of economic prosperity? * * * "THE TREASURY V^AS EMPTY'' ,'. !<r . It is often intaresting to make comparisons 7 <*6f 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 — a'nd we'd be willing to bet there isn't much today, even though the State of Iowa took in $28,497,000 more in taxes in 1955 than it did in 1954. It will also be interesting to sec if the. preponderantly. Republican controlled press and radio and T-V can make black seem white to the general public again this year. ' . *. * * NOT MUCH TIME FOR BENSON Inidianola Tribune — It looks like the "farm proble.m" will be the most important issue in the coming presidential campaign. Since Republican efforts to solve the farm problem have ended in failure, some of the Republicans now say that the problem is not a political issue. When the Democrats controlled the governmen), in the days of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman, the Republicans regarded the agricultural programs as political issueSi'How ! they denounced the agricultural programs of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Henry Wallace! Now/the Republicans isay 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 ydar when a price-supported commodity is produced 1 in substantial surplus. Under the flexible plan farm prices have steadily declined. Benson thought that as a result of lower farm prices the farmer wouJ.d reduce his production. At the time Benson proposed the flexible support program we stated in these columns that lower farm prices arc 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 defintely for it. a Although Republicans have said that the "farm problem" is a purely social and economic problem, Benson is now making 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 fur 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 an offer to meet with the Agricultural Committee during the congressional recess to consider farm relief plans. He adoX "Now, when it appears Mr Benson finally may have developed some suggestion, he calls a breakfast to which only Republicans are invited." Middle Of Th* Road Crusade Reminder: f ou may mm a lot of important telephone service. Other party-Una calis-ri£ yo« forget to replace tips: space your caUs, hang up quietly your telephone receiver. And if you're when the line is in use, give up the Una ou a party line, you cut off all calls quietly for emergency calls, NortU- to en4 from neighbors wlaip share your western Bell Telephone Company. V, t '- •, t .'• VICE PRESIDENCY. General feeling here, behind the scenes, is Richard Nixon will be dropped as a running -mate to Mr Eisenhower despite the warm public endorsement given Nixon last week by Republican Chairman Leonard Hall. GOP bigs have a consolation prize in mind for the vice president—a promise of a Cabinet job if the Reublicans 'win. —q— THE CAMPAIGN. Democrats aren't being coy about it — They openly say they will 'make it 'a hard and fast fight, no holds -bav^ r e d, President Eisenhower's health notwithstanding. Soundings on Capitol Hill currently give Sen. Estes Kefauvcr the edge over Adlai Stevenson for Democratic nomination'... Even Democrats point, off the record, to the disadvantage facing Adlai: "Ike beat him once," they say; "Psychologically, t h a t' s bad." > SATELLITES. MISSILES: The Eteiri^agon is - expressing «; some doubt about the possible success of the man-made earth 'satellites' expected to be 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... FirsJ of 15 of the little "moons" will be launchediabout July 1, 1957. , 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 ,'iccuracy • of missiles has been licked. Next big hurdle: Increasing the distance. ELECTORAL VOTES. The senate is getting ready,to revive a constitutional amendment to abolish the Electoral Colluge. Plan is to 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 entire electoral vote. THE FARM. One effect of current economizing by farmers is being felt in the farm machine industry . . . Farmers sire shopping, more and more, for usrd farm tractovs instead of buying new machines. Factories have boon forced to cut back as much as 25 per cent. In Iowa one farm equipment firm has cut from 1350 employees to •150. ___ /•> MISCELLANY. Airline.s 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, ired by; increasing reports that citizens are being plague>l, w i t h unordered merchandise through the mails, will call tor tighter regulations ... Also, there built around 1861. jierchandise-by-mail operations The practice of some unscrupulous automobile dealers of upping factory - suggested retail prices of new models as much as $400 per car was confirmed last week before a congressional hear- ijig. .,-.:.), FROM THE FILES OF THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES ;l MARCH 17. 1936 : •; . , W > » • • . Mrs Ray Stone of LuVerne, president of the,county woman's federation, had been seated in a .chair for, a whU,e, .and when she stoo<l.\up," foun'd one of her feet had i-gbne-ito- sleep. -.As -a result, she turned- her ankle and sprained' it badly. i, ...» * * . • Dr. J. T.. Waite, Fenton, was reelected president of the Fenton Telephone Co. recently. Philip Wander was named vice presi- de}nt ,and> manager, G. W. Newel, secretary-treasurer, M. E. Burwash, Peter Hayenga and Herman Krause, directors. * a . » S ver al Whiiie'more, the an- 1 creamery meeting was held and TOIJI Ford and Herman Voigt were elected directors. Robert Gengler won a cream scoring contest and manager Bartlett gave his annual report. 8 YOUR DRISSIR DRAWIR HERCULES® 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 where fire could destroy therm If you are one of these oeople, why not break yourself of this habit by getting a Meilink-built Hercules Home ' Vault? Yog'll find this Thermo-Cel steel Insulated vault convenient, inexpensive, and Certified fire-resistant! See one today. No. 050 •_. $17.75 6H". fl. x 6 5 /s" W. x \V/t" D. No, 460 $26.25 H. x 8'/i" W- x 16" P. No. 580 $28.50 V' H. x 101V W. x 16" D. UPPER DES MOINES OFFICE SUPPLY DEPT. PKone 1100 Algona Science Shrinks Piles New Way Without Surgery Find* Healing Sub»tance That Poet Both** Relieve* fain—Shrink* Heinorrhoid* ast»"iahiiij: .statements liko "Pi!c» b»vo ceased to be a problem!" The secret is a new healing aub- sUMice ( Bio-Dyne*)— Discovery of • N«w York, N. V. (»|..:.lj,l) _ for the first time science haa •'found a new luMliii!? substance with the astonish- ii:j* ability to shrink hemorrhoids iin I to relieve pain —without surgery. In case after case, while gontly ; paiu, actual reduction fe) tooiVJat'e'. ' ' s 'M''>'t ;i !' i ;i ••! r cr ^ i MT rf nil- wci^ 1» thorough, that sufferers ma.le worlJ-fuinous research institute. This sub.Hanee is now available in »Hli;/p0i'fo.'';/ or ointment foriii under ' J ' e . tjlc'ohme <li Ui';i..L. Money batl%'.irir;i! t <•<•. . u. a. en. on. A fir* diteoreted biltftt M$ at Louis eY, Wtt ift fR« back *i*t ft the building afld awok* td find the shdto ift flaffit*. - H« iutnifttohtd the fird d^aJ-tMfeht Kftd the bla2^ was soon under control. The interior of the building was gutted. Cause 6f estefit of Itiss caused by 4he fire was no£ known, bOt 'the quick action of the fire depaft- mont saved all adjoining buildings. 4 « * tfefe's fhc wag* s<*al« at *«t u£ by the county board of supervisors last week, figured oh. an hourly basis: patrol foreman, 40c; mechanics, SOc; patcol ,laborers, ,35c; extra help', 25c. Road dragging,, per mile, with four horses Was !30c; foad dragging with man arid team, lOc per hour for each additional horse. Drag line operators were drawing $110 per month. , * * * Lftn* Reck and WhitUmott tt- ported these results, following town caucuses held last week, At L6ne Rock, H. J. Rice was appointed mayor, J. M. Blanchard, Arthur Priebe, Fred Flaig, Charles ... Morris and Alex Krueger, cbundllmen. .. At Whittemore, H. E. Woodward was nominated as mayor .and H. W. Geelan Was replaced by James Geelan when the fornieri did. not' wish to run. Franks Bestenlehner, O. =A. Poi* rot, Di W. Ault and William Roeber \y6te nominated as councilmen, khd Frank. W, Elbert as assessor.' ,•' «,. . * * * The D*s Moines River' in th* Irvin£t&n .area was rapidly 'reaching a f flood stage. Lowlands were covered;; and while the river had not reaohed a peak as high as in 1918 or 1932, gravel roads were soft ahd in 'many ' places almost impassable. ••••.. . - ' •• _• » • « . .-. Godd news for all persons preparing 'income tax returns. •§. A. Lonetjgah, field auditor from Bancroft,'' was set to be' stationed at the courthouse March 23-24-25, at Swea City March 20, and at Bancroft March 21 to offer aid and assistance. 4 * * Apptoxirinaiely 30- miles of graveling and 58 miles of grading on Kossuth county roads were ap- provdd last week by the board of supervisors. Total cost of the proposed work was set at $53,650, with $25,750 for graveling, the balance: for grading,- Understand your Child bf iflii lTiiifW4l|f el IMNI • GUIDANCE IN We recogniie play as a deep need in children's fives, * for activity, for change—Children, play for the sheer fun ef play*' ing. Sometimes It seems strangely like work to adults, but it la hot something the child has to do-t^ he chooses to do it. , As we see the child at play We notice that he wants iftdepefidi- ence as he goes ifitO play .adtivl* ties. • .•'•..-' : , i ';-.. '•• So we don't make him do things our way, we let him wWk them out as he wishes. W8 will see to it that, at least part of the 1 time, he will have liis own dfcfe group to play with, and a good blacd in which to play. Adequate toys and play equipment arc also essential, athough many, parents' corrie to feel that children often have too many'toys. '• The child needs to be free to do what children his age do: skate, swim, ride a bicycle, play ball., have time to rim With the group, An architect .wai working 6rt plans for a proposed new office, building to be built for the .Kossuth Mutual Insurance. AssodlaX tion. Directors of the organization spent several days studying details and looking over.the site, on' North Dodge street. ' Plans called for a two-story structure. To Minneapolis Dr. and Mrs Erickson Were in Minneapolis Sunday and Mofc- day. Dr. Erickson attended art Educational Seminar dealing with vision problems 'of school children and Visual training. WATER When water ran into the city reservoir at' Oscebla recently,' it was the first time in 262 days thai the lake had received any increase in its w,ater supply. Last tinie 'the level inpre-ised June 8. FELL LinemaiV Lqrry. Glandpn of Sigourney received a fractured vertebrae there recently, when his climbers Clipped. His safety, belt held but he slithered down the pole, landing on his back. ' * all of which help him l.earn to, get . slang With other <hikW$nV , ; . Children need us ,aa paf eifte td • 'understand, to enjoy , tfcc/i r triumphs, ahd to help them ««*t aftd accept their. failures, ChiK dfen need to feel free to fcHfif their friends' into the hotnf; lot games and, 'as ons mother ,*a|d: f - Usually something' to elt.'— cookies or .a £hack.". . ^ .' , The child needs Us to Uftdef- '. stand and tb enjoy his'triuitiiJh*. We.need to tie subtle in this guf*. dance, for n6 child, likes to" J0ei" that some growri'Up. 53 always, ,' judging the situation. Our ^JldeN lying relationshi'p-Wlth' bur fcKilr; ' dreh functiohs' here—if wtf 'are -, hot too critical, and. 'the child'Is ' sure of our love, he ,will SvjClfcpme pur suggestione, ,.,',' '.'•• .V, ,-< . ' •' This will give Us'as','paremg,' better knowledge of our chila.» his, interbsts, his adjustment "t6 otHeY childrfett. All theso fadtofs'' tdh- 1 ' ' tribute to desirable personality development; -' : ' ; •;•••' \'' ' "'; Check 6ui i ; 1 I8w.' pr*rrt!urh specials before you buy $10,000 ipediar.whbletif«, $3,000 t p e^ci'q I .endpw-f ment, $2,500 juveriiie special saving and'', annuities mortgage cancellation ahd. many others*.' : ; ', ' ] ' . Victor 1, Mueller .District, Representative : , Ventura, kf. : Phone 2650 BE SURE IT'S A. A. I. ' . .8. ft ^ \o MILLIONS MORE FOR IOWA PAYROLLS ^4 4 \4 4 \C \4 Id (3 \6 \4 \4 4 ^4 \4 4 4 4 4 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 work in every part of the state. Their purchases, in turn, help to further swell prosperity all over Iowa, pouring these millions into our channels of trade for everything from food to furniture, from cars, to clothing. / . .-' . : : * The Brewing Industry Boosts our Prosperity T HIS huge payroll is only qne part of the benefits Iowa receives from the brewing industry. For example, the industry pays more than $23,000,000 per year in taxes, reducing our o.\vn taxes by that much, Jt has invested over $()2,0(JO,000 in its business in Iowa. And it purchases millions of dollars worth of farm products every year. Yes, \ve can truly say that — ' HELPS BUILD IOWA UNITfP STATIS MiWilS FOUNDATION l!.M lt»

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