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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, March 27, 1956
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2-Algono (la.) Upper Das Maine* Tuesday, March 27, 1956 tippet fle$mome$ U WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO YOU? WASHINGTON, B.C. — President Eisenhower's economic adviser Monday told'a group of Iowa State College students that "it is inevitable" that tine small farms should fade from the scene. Gabriel Range, 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 *g° 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 si/.e farm. Perhaps in another year or two of the present trend, a 240 acre farm will be a "small farm." And being a small farm, it is unworthy of preservation. The basic theory which should be quite clear to everyone as expressed by official administration spokesmen such as Mr Hauge is that there 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 "Agriculture 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 a reduced farm population, the small town 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 reasons Is it to get more rural people into the big city labor suppfy? 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 comers 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. v PCS Ill E. Call Street—Phone 1100-Algona, Iowa Entered as second class matter at tlie postoffit-c at Algona, Iowa, under Act ot Congress of March 3. 137!). Issued Tuesdays in 1936 By THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R B. WALLER, Managing Editor C. S. ERLANDER, Advertising Manager NATIONAL IPITaRIJU S S° MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU QF CIRCULATIONS NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE Weekly Newspaper Representatives. Inc. 40-i'Fif-th Ave.. New York I'd. N. Y. 333 N. Michigan, Chicago 1. HI. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSS^TH CO. Guc Year, ui txjvinu'- . - ....... -- *•?•"" *»»*!• A)™""'' papers, in rijmbmaUon. PIT >«..! $.•> nil Copies ----- ----- -- ............... 10 '' RATES OUTSIDE I^OSSUTH - . ir comb. nil* inn . (JIIL- y*(.»t iti.UtJ than 6 months. RATTES ; OFFJC?AL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER QUU> Yl'4<' I" •M Bolll Alijoiuj pi'.j KV subscription KEFAUVER'S VICTORY The smashing victory of Estes Kefauver, Democratic candidate for president, over Adlai Stevenson tn the Minnesota presidential primary, contains several significant points, first and foremost being that the Tennessee Senator is now definitely a strong contender for the presidential nomination of his party. Until the Minnesota primary, he was a candidate, but generally thought to have only an outside chance to win the nomination. Secondly, the tremendous vote in the Democratic primary, even discounting many thousands of votes as being Republicans who crossed over the help defeat Adlai ,had some significance. Between Kefauver and 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 a very successful job; if they are wrong, they are kidding themselves seriously. Subtracting the claimed 120,000 from the Democratic total and adding it to the Republican total gives the Democrats a net of 2tl6,860 and the Republicans 315,928. Chances are that some, but not 120,000 Republicans, may have shifted for this one occasion. We would say that Kefauvcr'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 theme, 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 a complete turn about. Four years ago, in the Presidential primary, 1859 Republicans cast ballots, as against only 349 D-FLers. In Hutchinson the margin was 569 to 68. 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. * * * 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 for some weeks. And there are no signs of immediate relief of the situation, though there is plenty of jockeying on the part of tin- western diplomats, and others. Also, judging from Secretary Dulles' urgent trip to Southeast Asia there is some anxiety about that situation. India is restless, as who isn't over in thai general locality. In this connection we have been reading some unusual facts and figures about foreign aid by the United States government, or aid by the United Nations. From this reading we learn that 'it isn't hay when Uncle Sam starts out to give military aid tu a friendly country. There was a time when perhaps we could have given our lesser allies sonic old. obsolete tanks or planes to help them defend themselves against aggrcssm s. But not any more. Tin- recipient nf military aid have champagne appetites ju.-l like any other nation, even to the nn>.-t sli eamhned. They want tanks of the latest and best models, ainl they want the fastest and must deadly planes We can brinj; 'off the assembly line. So, military aid l^.» become an > xpcnMVi. gill In our allies, large, ;md .-mall. Ami. the>t«inl cry is lur more and more "I the i-ume. AH this, we might <uy. on lop ul Li-uiiomic aid, which was once thought to b>- almost eiiou^li. So goes the YlClu'.i- CH'.le el ii'.i..;4li aid. He who loses wealih loses much; he who loses a friend loses more: b'it !;•• that LMI- hi.- cin.iaue loses ail. — C'-TVallte.-. i The following are the USDA figures covering livestock sold at the leading markets. Chicago Omaha St. Paul Nat'l. Yards Sioux City Kansas City TOTAL 5,912,681 5,332,203 5,313,272 3,955,018 2,722,034 2,143,665 We .will appreciate if you will correct your information to your readers and suggest that in the future, refer to the USDA for correct Information. Yours very -truly, R. C. Kamm Traffic Manager St. Louis National Stockyards Co. National Stock Yards, 111. » « » Editor's Note — We regret (he omission of National Slock Yards, 111. This yard w,as third in the U.S. in \handling hogs, and as is noted above, fourth in grand total of livestock, ranking above Sioux *Cily and Kansas City which our original story listed as fourth and fifth for 1955. Total figures above include cattle, calves, hogs and sheep. No, James, We're Driving The Pickup This Year COLORADO RIVER. The Colorado River project which, among other things, will enable irrigation of arid lands in four Rocky Mountain - Southwest states, has been passed, but bitterness among opponents still runs high. Initial cost will be $760 million fand 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 the vast program, says it'll put his slate 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. Reason is that the power produced by Uncle Sam would be sold to 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. 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 al 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 "gelling the government out of business." * . * * INCOME TAX CUT. All the 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. Mum 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 :ic 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 uf eliminating Farm Agents because it's costing the government money to operate the eouiUv agent service." CAMPAIGN MONEY. Thr- Republicans an- in the chips, the Democrats in the red... The National Republican CM",?- mittee lias raised Sl.!>30.'n;i the first two month* of the vear Ir.nn SlOO-.'i-plate dinners, etc. The Democrats have raised only S141.5!!!J-:iiul are still $121.- ti()2 in the red. L: I lest GOP llionev - gimmick . . . Idaho Republicans ••iv selling "Easter-Seal" tvpc stickers ,-howin-; a pictme of a baby elephant . . . MISCELLANY. Pi e> isi nh.)wer appeal ed mo • I an I hearty eontcn/nee tliiit 1 .--.'lire in'_:ton after last than a! ret in mnu his attack T!ie Pentagon concedes lha tile Soviets are leavin: 1 , us m i|u UU:-t in the product iun , if 1,,:\>.. :.i!.:e jet bomb. : s . . We ai < buildm.:; "illy lour B-52 bomber.- a moni h . . . The Hus-ian -., 1 j nee concrets for all students may be obtained from, the National Symphony Orchestra, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW,, Washington 6, D. C. 20YEHRS AGO IN SETTERS. TO THE EDITOR SRl! CTJ youilger generality's idea of roughing il j i.' i, c.ii '.•,.'!; a . '.a.'.d..; • •• „• a. M.ill. ! WHAT'S FREE? I.- v,>ur -.' .-::,-> j.-urn-vin- I-. \Va-':i- inluli iielueen 11 27 aihi M.iv i)7 J! .-•", FREE IK-keti 1" i.iati- WORDS OF PRAISE Editor, Upper Dey Moines I just want to tell you that ome of us sure appreciate your viewpoint. We have some hot discussions here in the Home Cafe as to what the Republican administration has clone to the farmer. Emil Frank and I have our good Republican friends just about licked with Benson's ten cent hogs. I would rather go without supper than miss the Upper Des Moines, with your good news and especiajly your politics views and the good fight you are putting up. for agriculture. We know where our friends in government are which is more than 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 Fcnton, Iowa a • ' • •CAN'T MISS THE PAPER Algona Upper Des Moines Algona, Iowa Dear Sir: Enclosed is our renewal. We really enjoy the paper, and 1 believe more so since leaving Algona one year ago. We like our location here very much and have springlike temperatures lor quite sometime. iVl.y husband is hauling milk for the creamery. He owns his own truck, and drives on contract for Dairymaid Creameries, Ltd. at Hughson, Calit. W(! 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 •» * • GETS "BIG BANG" Upper Des Moines — Enc.lo.sed find check for renewal. I .uel a big bang reading the old hometown papei : also Chris Reese's bunk. Have him send a Col'fee Gulper's card to a neighbor ol mine, who gulps a gallon a day an I sometime.* brews hinisell more at midnight. Thanks, a lot. Fred Laabs St. Ansyai, Iowa Editor's Note: We welcome hearing from our readers, near or far. antl know others do as well. On political subjects we also invite discussion, from eiihei side. L>ur columns are always open to anyone, willing to sign theii name and whose letters are n it to.) lengthy and witlioul objectionable A CORRECTION Tiie Al^una Upper De.v Moine.- Al^.uia. Iu\va Dear Sir: AHaciii d herewith a clipping from your March 111. U);lli issue with reference to the livestock markets. The information which you publi>h.od is very misleading and we jrt \\on.clering ju^t where you secure your information. We feel that your readers are inter- | ested in the actual facts anu ii" j uloubl >i'U \viil \vaiU to coircet! vour statement. ' I FROM THE FILES OF THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES MARCH 31, 1936 * « o Three Burt men, v <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 WILL 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. 9 9 » Four more candidates announced their intentions to run for various county offices during the week. E: J. Butler, incumbent county auditor,. declared he would run for that post on the Democratic ticket: Gilbert Hargreaves, who was defeated foY 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 lob on the Democratic ticket. The .ota) list of candidates was growing every week and good faces were developing for each office. * * * Bernard Hanifan, LivermOt* farmer, lost his 1935 Chevrolet and garage during a fire Monday night. The fire had a head start and the auto couldn't be saved. + * * Dennis Meyers, former Algona high and Iowa U. football Star, was recently named to the coaching staff at Brown University. Dennis had been an assistant, coach at Yale prior to his move to Brown. * * * L. W. Wiemer, Ledyard, narrowly escaped serious injury Thursday morning while on his way from Elmore. An auto, approaching from the opposite direction, attempted to stop at the approach to a narrow bridge, 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 a beating, but fortunately, no one was injured in the melee. « * » Ths 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 could not be cleared from it. They should have made it wider. * * » A record-breaking total of votes, 3GG, 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, Fen' ton: II. J. Rice, Lone Rock; Dr. 11. E. WoodwUrd, Whittemore; Leo O. Wolfe, f. itonka; LeRoy Pfeffer, Wesley; Dr. H. H. Murray, Dakota; A. ..A. Droessler, Bancroft; G. M. Blossom, Burl; and George fiede, LuVerne. Closest race in the county was the one at Swea City. * * * There was to be A6 grand jury session during the present term of Court in Algona. The March tSfm got underway Monday with the usual run of cases on the docket. A picture ia In* wwkly feature "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 of her hangar. Each of the four tail fins on the monster carried a big, clear swastika, Hitler's trademark. * * * Dave Lynch, Jr., Swea City, had quite a trip. He spent three weeks on his motorcycle traveling from Iowa to Texas and other points of interest. He traveled a total of 3,200 miles during the journey. RO'CK The Paul Barracks of Monticello settled down for a quiet evening at home recently. Hearing a loud noise, they first thought there had been an explosion in the basement. As it turned out, the noise had .been caused by a big rock which someone had thrown into the house through a $100 picture window. They urge: "Engage a professional electrician to diagnose your homes electrical ills, to prescribe the cure, and above all, to make operable your home's wiring system." Electrical contractors know every requirement of the National Electrical Code, and the work is performed to standards of the Fire Underwriters Bureau. Understand Your Child Sponsored by Stale 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. 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