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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, March 27, 1956
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2-Algona (la.) Upper Dei Mo!n«» Tuesday, March 27, 1956 .; .-- A-.'A* l i-.^fcy. 1 ^ rriu ...*.-- - • •-•-. -.-.,, .,.,._„. ,• ' .'. .. ._. • _._^_^__ J 1_V ...._____^ ._...*.... . 1 i it n s 6 £ e It 5 ti' d t: t t it a WHAT Will HAPPEN TO YOU? v WASHINGTON, D,C. — President Eisenhower's cconomid adviser Monday told a group of Iowa State College students that "it is inevitable" that the small farms should fade from the scene. Gabriel ftauge, administrative assistant to the president, met with the group of students sponsored by the National Student Council of the Y. W. C. A. and Y. M. C. A. Harold Reinhart, general secretary of the Y. M. C. A. at Iowa State College, stated that although many Iowa farmers are in relatively good financial condition, "there are many small farmers with their back to the wall." Reinhart asked Hauge the administration's position on this problem. Hauge declared that it is "inevitable" that the small farms will be absorbed by larger farms because of "technical progress." He said that it was not too long ago that a quarter section farm — 160 acres — was considered* to be a large farm, but that today it is a small farm. The above is taken in exact wording from the Des Moines Register of March 20. In black and white, without mincing words, the administration agricultural economist classifies a farm of 160 acres as a "small farm." Until recently, a 160 acre farm was what most folks in this area considered an average size farm. Perhaps in another year or two of the present trend, a 240 acre farm will be a "small farm v " And being a small farm, it is 'unworthy of preservation. The basic theory which should be quite deal- to everyone as expressed by official administration spokesmen such as Mr Hauge is that Ihere are just too many farmers. This theory has been advocated by both Secretary Benson and the Undersecretary True Morse. Assistant Secretary of Agriculture Earl D. Butz said recently that "Agri' culture is now Big Business. Too many people are trying to stay in farming." What is going to happen to agriculture as we know it if 160 acre farms become what the administration terms "small potatoes" and "uneconomic." What is an economic farm? A section at the least, perhaps? Then what? The farm population decreases. With n reduced farm population, the small town v is doomed. The small city will survive, but without expansion or development unless there is industrial growth to compensate for the farm area population it would lose. It is true that the march of real progress cannot be stopped, and nobody wants to. But is this'real progress, or is it, a far-sighted and deliberate plan to drive the small farmer out of business — and with reason. Is it to get more rural people into the big city labor supply? Is it to make farming such an expensive proposition, requiring so much capital for the "big farms" that the average person cannot afford it, thus bringing about the development of land-holding corporations, run from the centers of wealth, and operated by those who do not own the land themselves? Is this progress? We think not. America since its founding has been a nation where men could work, earn, and finally own the soil they tilled, and raise their families as independent American citizens. Corporation farming will eliminate that basic American concept of agriculture. Where is this administration trying to lead us with its agricultural'scheming and planning? Some of the answers are very evident from the blunt statements of Gabriel Hauge, agricultural economic advisor to the President. It is all revealing, and worth considerable thought. There has been much talk about "private enterprise" and "agricultural freedom." It would appear to us that the present administration is deliberately trying to eliminate both, so far as the farmer is concerned. * * * In a democracy, the votes of the vicious and stupid count. On the other hand, in any other system, they might be running the show. — Boston Globe. Upper pics ,fH nines 111 E. Call Street— Phone 1100-Algona, Iowa Entered as second HI Algon,-]. Juu-.-i, Maieli 3, 1H7II. c!.jss matter at tho pu.siollu-t; under Act m C'ongicss oi Issued Tuesdays in 195(i By THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Managing Editor C. S. ERLANDER, Advertising Manager NATIONAL U) I TO R I_A t ^ "~ TUaN MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE Weekly Newspaper Representatives. Inc. 404 Fifth Ave., New York IK, N. Y 333 N. Michigan. Chicago 1. Ill SUBSCRIPTION RATES One IN KOSSUTH CO. Vuur. in advance,- . . ..... Potl> A! 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Democratic primary, even discounting many thousands of votes as being Republicans who crossed over the help defeat Adlai ,had s'ome significance. Between Kefauver • arid Stevenson there were 416,861 Democratic votes cast. Minnesota Republican leaders claim that at least 120,000 votes in the Democratic column were really Republicans out to down Stevenson, whom they considered the strongest of the two Democratic candidates. If they are correct, they did very successful job; if they are' wrong, they are kidding themselves ^ seriously. Subtracting the claimed 120,000 from the Democratic total anc adding it to the Republican total gives the Dem ocrats a net of 296,860 and the Republicans 315,928. Chances are that some, but not 120,000 Republicans, may have shifted for this one occasion We would ssy that Kefauver's appeal was unquestionably successful. The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer Labor party made a serious mistake, in behalf of Stevenson, by throwing all its weight to Adlai ^from the top, well ahead of the primary, enabling all opposition forces to raise the cry of "unfair" and "dictatorial" as the campaign progressed. Minnesota's Republican press carried along on this therne, hammering away at the fact that "the people" were being told who to vote for in the Democratic primary. This strategy was not developed because they liked Kefauver, but because they feared Stevenson more and hoped to defeat him. Nothing, however, can detract from the basic fact that Kefauver's appeal to the rank and file of the people was stronger than many had thought. He won the victory on his own, and nothing can detract from the measure of his own personal success in this case. MINNESOTA PRIMARY VIEWPOINT Hutchinson (Minn.) Leader (Republican) — Sen. Estes Kefauver gained a remarkable psychological victory in the Minnesota bell-wether primary Tuesday, even though it probably was attained because many Republicans crossed over the line and voted on the D-FL side. Whereas Stevenson's backers had hoped to sweep the state, they will probably have to be content with six of the 30 delegates to the Democratic convention. Perhaps this is a parallel to the Oregon primary of 1948, which sounded the death knell of Harold Stassen's chances of the nomination, when he was soundly defeated by Thomas Dewey. In spite of the solid support of the Democratic machine, Stevenson polled very poorly out in the rural districts, and was not nearly as strong in the large centers as had been predicted. No one can say how many Republicans voted on the D-FL side, whether or not they are temporary switches, or whether the voters meant what they said when they called for a D-FL ballot. Perhaps there has been a considerable deflection of voters from the Republican banner, perhaps a large part of it was spite work against the D-FL leadership. In McLeod county, there was u complete turn about. Four years ago, in the Presidential primary, 18J39 Republicans cast ballots, as against only 349 D-FLcrs. In Hutchinson the margin was 509 to 08. This year Stevenson and Kefauver picked up 1900 votes in the county and 322 in the city. Regardless of what the political, experts have to say, we predict that the Republicans have their work cut out for them in November. The following are the USDA figures covering livestock sdld at the leading markets. .-. TOTAL Chicago ••-'•• •• 6,012,681 Omaha '5,332,203 St. Paul 5,313,272 Nat'l. Yards - '3,055,018 Sicnix City^ 2,722,034 Kansas City 2,143,665 We will appreciate if you Will correct your your readers and suggest that in the future, refer to the USDA for correct informations Yours very truly, , R. C. Kamm Traffic Manager St. Louis National Stockyards Co. National Stock Yards, 111. » * 0 Editor's Note — We regret the omission of National Slock Yards, 111. This yard was third in the U.S. in handling hogs, and as is noted above, fourth in grand total of livestock, ranking above Sioux City and Kansas City which our original story listed as fourth and fifth for 1955. Total figures / above 'include cattle, calves, nogs and sheep. No, James, We're Driving The Pickup This Year 'u -1 T*=. * t .wr<.«a*wi 'By Ed Koterba FOREIGN AID PROBLEMS Grinnell Herald-Register — The Arab-Egyptian situation in the Near East seems to be a genuine hot spot right now, and has been some weeks. for And there no signs of immediate relief of the situation, though there is plenty of jockeying on the part of the western diplomats, and others. Also, judgini! from Secretary Dulles' urgent trip to Southeast Asia there is some anxiety about that situation. India is lestliss. as who isn't over in that general locality. In this connection we have been reading some unusual facts and figure*, about foreign aid by Die United States government, or ;ml by the United Nations. From this leading we learn that 'it isn't hay' when Uncle Sam starts out to give military aid to a friendly country. There was a time when perhaps we could have given our lesser allies some old, obsolete tanks or planes to help t lie-in defend themselves against aggressors. Hut nut any mure. The recipients of military aid have i-haiiipagne appetites just like any other nation, even to the must streamlined. They want tanks oi Hit liUi-sl and best models, and they want tin la>le.-a and most deadly planes we can bring nil tin- u'-.-i-mUv line. Sn. iiahliu ', aid ha.-, become an expensive gift l " "in i'llic-.x U,i;>.. and Miiall. And, the constant civ is lor moie. and more ot the same. Ail tmi. v.x- might ••'ay, on top of economic aid. which v.';i;-: once thought to be almost enough. So go._-:-. I!.,- vn-ioi.i.-; el:cle ,>1 toreign aid. He who loses weallh loses much; he who loses a friend IO.TI-.-, more: but he that loses his courage loses all. — Cei vanles. '•' i' '•>- Thf younger gcnerdlion's idea of roughing ii COLORADO RIVER. The Colorado River project, which among other things, will enable irrigation of arid lands in four Rocky Mountain - Southwesl states, has been passed, but bitterness among opponents still runs high. Initial cost will be $760 million 'and where the money's coming from hasn't yet been designated) .. Rep. John Henderson of Ohio claims the project will cost the U.S. taxpayers $4 billion (or $60 per taxpayer) before it's completed. Rep. John Dempsey of New Mexico, one of those in favor of he vast program, says it'll put lis state into "a new era of unprecedented economic development . •.." Strangely enough, the power companies were all for this government project, contrasted with .opposition to the Hells Canyon ideas.' that the power produced by Uncle Sam would be solcHo the private utility companies at low prices; thus they stand to get profits they couldn't get without the government's aid, which amounts to subsidies for private power. * % 3 90 PERCENT PARITY! Another example of how some things operate came to attention recently when Senator Clinton Anderson (D-New Mex.) grilled Lewis L. Strauss, chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission. Strauss admitted that the government is providing 90 percent of the money for the atomic electric plant the Duquesne Light. Co. is building at Shippingport, Pa., the only plant of its kind under construction. The company is putting up only 10 percent of the funds, despite all the talk about "getting the government out of business." * • » • INCOME TAX CUT. All thn half-promises about a personal income tax cut this year may be at a dead end . .. And, President Eisenhower's optimism about balancing the budget has faded. Main reason: Congress is increasing, rather than decreasing, the amounts of money asked in the President's budget message. A related reason: Extra revenue expected from increased postal rates may not be forthcoming ... Opposition on the Hill is getting stiffer against any raise of first-class letters from 3c to 4c. As one congressman put it: "So what if the Post Office is running in the red? Operating the mails should be a service to the taxpayers ... We wouldn't think of eliminating Farm Agents because, it's costing the government money to operate the counlv agent service." nee concrets for all students may be obtained from the National Symphony Orchestra,' 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW., Washington 6, D. C. CAMPAIGN MONEY. The Republicans are in the chips, the Democrats in the red . .. The- National Republican Committee has raised ?1.!MO.:J73 the first two months of tho year from SlOO-a-plate dinners, etc. The Democrats have raised only SMl,f)i«J -anil are still $121,- f jli- in the ri-cl. Latest OOP money - raiding gimmick . . . Idaho Republicans •irf selling "Easter-Seal" type ^tickers .Allowing a picture of » baby elephant . . . </ « * MISCELLANY. P resident KiMiihower appeared more hale ami hearty at hist week's pios.< conference ||i an ; ,t :my ( ,|) iel . tune since returning to Washington after his attack . . . The Pentagon concedes Ihut the Soviets are leaving us in the dust in the production of |,, n «- i.'ini'e jet bombers... We are building only four B-.W bombers " month,. . .The Russians, 12 WHAT'S FREE? Is your ; chool c-la.s.s journeyinw to Waslt- nyton between April Ti and Mayi I I.' I .., . l,T)l.'l.' . :..!.... . . .; WORDS OF PRAISE Editor, Upper Des Moines I just want to tell you that some of us sure appreciate your viewpoint. We have some hot discussions here in the Home afe as to what the Republican administration has done to the farmer. Emil Frank and I have our good Republican friends ust about licked with Benson's en cent hogs. I wo-uld rather gq without sup- r than miss the Upper Des VIoines, with your good news and especially your politics views ind the good fight you are put- 'ing up for agriculture. We know where our friends in ;overnment are which is more ban can be said about many others that have received blessings from the Democratic party. We thank you kindly for the interest you have shown in behalf of the farmer. I am, sincerely yours, P. J. Jensen , Fenton, Iowa • • . CAN'T MISS THE PAPER Algona Upper Des Moines Algona, Iowa Dear Sir: Enclosed is our renewal. We really enjoy the paper, and I believe more so since leaving Algona one year ago. We like our location- here very much and have springlike temperatures lor quite sometime. My husb md is hauling milk for the creamery. He owns his own truck, and drives on contract for Dairymaid Creameries, Ltd. at Hughson, 'CaliL We would be happy to, see any of our old friends if they ever get out this way. We receive our paper on Saturday, and really look forward to it:. Mrs Merrill Mueller 18 Syracuse St., Turlock, California i * * * GETS ''BIG BANG" FROM THE FILES OF THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES MARCH 31, 1936 * « » Three Burt men, Charles and Max Schrader and Richard Chipman, attended a. dance at Fenton Thursday evening. They got a real surprise when it was time to get in their car and return to their, homes. Coats belonging to Max. and Richard and a hat owned by Charles had been stolen by a thief or thieves. * * » New post office regulations were announced in Algona by Postmaster Wade Sullivan. The deadline on mail pickup from the office will be 7:55 p.m. so connection could be made with the evening train; NO MAIL LEFT ON THE RADIATOR AT THE REAR OF THE POST OFFICE WILLj BE COLLECTED; and a new mail box was to be installed in front of the building as soon as it arrived. It had been found necessary to close the office after hours due to an outbreak of tampering with individual mail boxes. * ^ * * Four more candidates announced their intentions to run for various county offices during the week. E. J. Butler, in- cumbfnt. county auditor, declared he would run for that post on the Democratic ticket; Gilbert Hargreaves, who was defeated for the,post as sheriff by a narrow margin two years before, was set to run again on the Republican ticket; Ira Kohl, announced his candidacy for the clerk of court post on the Republican ticket; and Duke Kinsey -was set to run for the clerk job on the Democratic ticket. The total list of candidates was growing every week and good JfritfeS were developing for each Office, Bernard Hanifan, Lftrefrtiofe farmer, lost his 1935 Chevrolet and garage during a fire Moh'day night. The fire had a head start and the auto couldn't be saved. . « • *... * • •'• . -. Dennis Meyers/ former A!§ond high arid loWa U. football, star,, Was recently named to the coach* ing staff at Brown University. Dennis had been an, assistant coach at Yale prior to his fnoye to Brown. , . * • *' * L. W. Wiemer, Ledy&rd, 'narrowly escaped serious injury Thursday morning wriile. on h|s way from Elmore. An auto, .approaching from the opposite direction, attempted to stop at the approach to a narrow >brldge, skidded, and clipped -the front wheel' of Mr Wiemer's vehicle. The Wiemer car jumped, the ditch, went through a fence and over into a field. The cars took beating, but fortunately, no one was injure'd in the melee. « *••*., The unpaved stretch of highway 169, between, Algona and Humboldt, was due for 'paving during the • summer, according to an announcement made this week. The road has been almost impassable at times this spring and was continually halting traffic all winter as snow colild not be cleared from it. They should have made it wider. * * * A record-breaking total of votes, 366, were cast in the city, election at Swea City as P. J. Heiken won the mayor race from Joe Dye, 177-166. Dye -had held the post for many years...Other mayors elected around the county included Dr.-J: T. Waite, Fenton; H. J. Rice, Lone Rock; Dr. H. E. Woodward, Whittemore; Leo O. Wolfe, Titonka;. LeRoy Wetter,-Wajley; Dr. H, H. Mur- S y, Lakotaj A, -A. proessler, inCrOftj t <*. H-' Blossom, Burt: and OSeotli Tl^cfe, Lu Verne. Closest race' itt the county was the one at Swea City. , There wa« io be no grand jury session during the present term of court in Algona. The March 'term got underway.Monday with , the usual run of cases on the I docket. A picture in the Weekly feature I "In The Week's News", current events In pictures in the UDM predicted the future of the World. The photo showed the latest German zeppelin. the : LZ-129,| coming out p'f her hangar. Each of) the four tail, fins on the monster I carried •& big; clear swastika,! Hitler's trademark. :• *- '* . * Dave Lynch, J/., Swea City,! had quite a trip. He spent three! weeks On his motorcycle travel-1 ing from Iowa to Texas and! other points of interest. Hoi traveled a total of 3,200 milosl during the journey. ROCK The Paul -Burracks of Monti-l cello settled down for a quiet eve-| ning at home recently. Hearing al loud noise, they first thought! there had been an explosion in! the basement. As it turned out,! the noise had been caused byl a big rock which someone hadl thrown into the house through a| $100 picture window. They urge: "Engage a profes-l sional electrician to diagnose! your homes electrical ills, to! prescribe the cure, and above all,! to make operable your home's! wiring system." Electrical con-l tractors know every requirement! of the National Electrical Code,! and the work is performed tol standards of the Fire Under-! writers Bureau. Understand Your Child Sponsored by Slate University of Iowa Child Welfare Research Station THE LITTLE'BOSS "I gave Mary my tricycle—she wanted it," said five-year-old Billy. Asked where it was, he cheerfully said that Mary took it home with her. A trip with Billy to Mary's home recovered the • tricycle; Mary's mother hadn't noticed it out in the side yard. Billy's mother had been puzzled for some time about Billy's inability to stand up for himself, and also about Mary's domination. She was Billy's only playmate. Was this a question of property rights? Possibly, but the greatest problem was Billy's too submissive spirit and Mary's need to "boss" him. We can't make over our neigfi,-, bors' children—though plenty .of folks have wanted to try! Billy's mother wisely did some study of the situation, finally coming up with the idea that Billy's too submissive attitude-might come from his lack of experience with children. He- just i didn't knowl how to play With other children.I She looked, up the neighbor-! hood children, organized a play] group in her yard—a play group that included Mary. She supervised the play group enough so that in the beginning she could | re-direct Mary's bossiness. Billy soon learned it was fun to play/with the other children. Partly in imitation of them and partly from his own inner development with newer play equipment, he began to stand up for himself. •; It took time, but when summer was over Billy's mother felt rewarded. Gradually the children handled Mary. She learned it was more fun to play with the. others than to boss them; that when she grew angry at, not ; having her own way, threatening not to play, -;the children just said: "Go on home, then," and didn't care if she did. Both children, Mary and Billy, needed help and received it through Billy's perceptive mother. tickets to inati- your statement. Upper Des Moinw — find check for renewal. I get big bang reading the old hometown paper; also Chris Reesu'b bunk. Have him send a Coffee Gulper'* card to a neighbor mine., who gulps a gallon a cUij and sometimes brews himsel] more, at midnight. Thanks a lot Fred Laabs St. Ansgar, Iowa M V Y Editor's Note; We welcome hearing from our readers, ncai or far, and know others do as- well. On political subjects wo also inyite discussion, from eithei .side. Our columns are always open i(> anyone willing to sign their name and whose letters are not too lengthy and without objectionable content. * » » A CORRECTION The Algona Upper DCS Moine.s AJgona, It(\ya Dear Sir: Attached herewith a clipping from your March 13, 1956 issue with reference to the livestock narkets. Tho information which published is very misleading and-we are wondering just where r'ou secure your information. We feel that your readers are "interested in the actual facts and no Uuubl you will want to correct Put your car in his hands with CONFIDENCE there's a heap of know-how behind his service It Lakes skill and experience to give your car tho care it needs. That's why thousands of Standard dealers and their assistants are specially trained to know cars of every make, and to give them the kind of care that keeps them rvpning as they y/ero built to run. They're proud of that skill. 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