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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, April 3, 1956
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/-AlflOrtq-(lg.) Upp«r D»t Moln«i Tuatday, April 3, 1956 "BEFOfcE" & "Aft 6ft" " r • '• •','•••Candidate Elsenhower at Brooking*, S. D., October 4; ;1052: 'tThe Republican Party is pledged lo the sustaining -of th'e*,90% parity price support, and it ;is .pledled; even : more than that to helping the farmer ( obtdin his full parity, 100% parity, with the guarantee' :ih:the> price supports of 90." \ ' Des -t^oitiet Register Washington Bureau, March* 28, 1956 '-~ ."After the committee action (restoring-86% of parity price supports on basic crops fpr;<>ne'year) ( 'Bensort made a flat prediction of a presidential veto if the final bill retains the "" 00% parity provisions." The President himself was not in Washington at the time, he was at White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, playing golf in :the rain. ',"• • I • * * «' * ' : ; NFO GAINS STRENGTH Maquoketa Press — We:have been surprised that the National Farm Organization has aroused such spontaneous interest among soVnany farmers of this area. Either the Farm Bureau is not fulfilling,all of the needs of'the farmers for a farm organization, or else the NFO is holding out promises that ar,e impossible of realization. Leaders of the NFO profess that they are interested only in. • legislation favorable to the farmer. They criticize the Farm Bureau for entering various types of, business competition against the small' town businessmen who are their natural supporters and allies. They criticize the Farm Bureau for not taking a more active part in promoting legislation more instantly' favorable to the farmer. The "dominant farm organization" is not sympathetic to the plight of the' farmer, they contend. . ; ' . The Farm Bureau viewpoint seems to be that their members don't want to get into a complicated, socialistic farm program just for the sake of some immediate cash for the farmers who comply. ' . • • The NFO appeals to the farmer who wants something done right now — good prices or subsidies by legislation. And'the longer farm prices stay low, the NFO will appeal to more and more farmers. ' It could becorne a permanent farm organization operating, alongside the Farm Bureau in every county. If so, neither organization would have the potential strength that the Farm Bureau has today. But this confusing thing could happen. * « * WHAT HAPPENED TO* "ECONOMY" ? Grundy Center Register — With both political parties ;.fi^tjrjgj warmed up for the spring election campaign, it'rrifght be well to review some of trie promises made during the previous presidential carnpaign. The promise of parity prices for farm commodities is one that no one in the Midwest can forget. ' There is another promise that the party in power should recall because they used the issue so frequently: they predicated their platform on a pledge of economy in government and the cutting of" federal government expenses. During that election, time and time again the opposition party asked the President and his advisors how he was going to cut government expenditures without cutting military expenses, which represent the largest part of the fiscal budget of the government. The answer usually was, "Don't bother about the details. Elect us, and we will make good on our promises." This is good election-year talk. tUut how well did they live up to their pledges? In case you would consult the record, the federal government expenditures in 1055 exceeded 274 billion dollars. In 1953, the federal government expenditures were 2<3fi billion dollars. The public debt has INCREASED more than uighl billion dollars under the present administration. U. S. Government expenses in the past fiscal year alone EXCEEDED its income by more than four billion dollars. If this represents economy in government, we had better not have too much of it. itppcv pi's ^Hot 111 E. Call Street—Phone 1100-Algona, luwu Entered as sccinut I'l.iss malice ul the postoflice at Algona, luxva. uncU-r Act <u Cunyrcbs of M;i ruli II. 1B1U. Issued Tuesdays in J9a(i By THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. It. B. WALLEIl, Managing Editor C. S. EULANDER, Advertising Manager NATIONAL EDITORIAL ~ MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE Wtiukly Newspaper Rcprc'sentalivos, Inc. 404 Fifth Avt-., Nt-w York 18, N. Y. 333 N. Michigan, Chitauo i, HI. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO. One Year, in advance - s.'i.oo i-iuui Aiuunu papers, in cumlnnalnju. pur JL-JI- Jj.OO Single Copies '--- 10i- SUBSCRIPTIQN RAT?S QUTSIDp KOSSUTH Out Voar la advance Sum Ilutli Alijunu paper* in cojubimuton, one year __ iti.uu No subscription )<;s>s tliau 0 months. ADVERTISING RATES Display Aiivi>i;>wwj8. per inch «;k- OFFICIAL CIT^NR C0XINTY I^EWSPAPER ASC OFFICIAL ON FARM PROGRAM Victor Green, office manager of the Pottawattamie county ASC office, was quoted at considerable length on the question of a farm program, last week, in a daily paper, and what he said may not make Mr Green popular with his bosses in the present administration, but they are Worth repeating. He summarized the program as it is being handled as one that "actually doesn't give anything to a man unless he's operating on a big scale." He says the present corn loan program pays the farmer to put his corn into government bins, then penalizes him if he needs corn for feeding by forcing him to go long distances away from his home neighborhood to buy free market corn. "People on average size farms either have to have a large volume to make a living, cut their living expenses down, or move off the farm and take a job in town. It's problems like these that result in the trend to bigger farms." And he added that he believes the present ' agricultural policy is indirectly creating pressures of a forceful nature tending to decrease the number of farmers and increase the size of average farms. -He dicin't say it, but some big corporation- type farms have collected more than one million dollars from the government in past years. The administration policy in farming, as in 1 everything elsei is to do everything possible for the already- favored few, and to let the "little fellow" take care of himself, as best he can. He summarized his Views by suggesting that (1) government-owned corn be priced lower so that farmers can buy it for feeding, and (2) advantages of price supports be limited to farmers whose acreage is within reason, say 320 acres. As we said earlier, Mr Green may not become too popular with the ASC bigwigs, but he si^e said a mouthful. And being a farmer and livestock feeder himself, he has somewhere to go in case his services terminate. * * * • 69 PERCENT FAVOR SUPPORTS Iowa Falls Citizen — Attempting to fathom the Iowa farmer -must be a fairly frustrating experience for both party leaders and for farm organization heads as well. For look here: The Farm Bureau has sworn by all that's holy that its members are dead set against Direct government payment to farmers. "Parity in the market place" has long been the FB clarion call, and the Iowa Farm Bureau resolutions adopted Nov. 15, 1955 said: . We consider production payments to be economically and politically unsound and dangerous." Yet a recent poll (Wallaces' Farmer) showed that 69 percent of the Farm Bureau members polled were FOR production payments on hogs. Only 9 percent were opposed. The Farm Bureau has stood pretty firm by Secretary Benson, departing most noticeably whan he refused to hold the line on cross compliance. Yet currently the poll shows 46 of Iowa's Farm Bureau members feel that Benson is doing a "poor" job and only 8 percent think he doing a good job. For that matter, 47 percent of the Republican farmers interviewed felt that Benson's performance should be rated as "poor". Only 51 percent of the Democrats would put him in the same category. The truth is, Iowa farmers think about alike — regardless of politics, farm organization affiliation or what the leaders and politicians say! * * * BUT THEY NEVER SAID "WHY" Belmond Independent — It's going to be interesting to hear what Senators Hickenlooper and Martin have to say to their constituents when they're asked to explain their vote on the Harris-Fulbright natural gas bill. It would seem, offhand, tlmt at k-ast as good a brief was presented by the advocates of continued federal control over producers' prices of nuturul gus as wits for repeal of control. Certainly tin; host of lowans who have considerable .sums invested in gas-consuming appliances for cooking and heating are not going to be loo kindly disposed toward the two senators if gas rates go up. In an election year, when the questionability of President Eisenhower's candidacy leaves the Republicans with a rough, tough fight in prospect, we'd say that the gentlemen's vote in lavor of the Harris-Kullbrighl bill leaves their political acumen somewhat in doubt. » * • SHOULD READ MORE - - Albia News — After Secretary of Slate John Foster Dulles' brink-of-war statements in Life mufta/ini; had been hashed and rehashed all over the world several timc.i, President Eisenhower was asked about it ;.t his press conference. 1 have not, the pi esident said, read that article. Mr Eisenhower during his term of oilice has not ri'ud a number of things. Book burning during the reign of McCarthy came as a surprise' lo him, although it had been K ported in the press tor months. While he syid he ti owned on the sort of things Vice President Nixon did during the 1954 congi essional campaigns. He apparently read none ol's speeches or the newspaper repuils con- ceinnig them because when the vice president leUtnicd irom tin- hintei lands alter plastering the treason label on Democrats the president commended Mr Nixon. Mr Eisenhower should do more reading. Thai's how other Ameiican.s become inlormed. * * r Let's continue to vote Democrati? so we can continue to live like Republicans,. — Sen. John F. Kennedy (D. Muss.) » V V School days can be the happiest days oi your life if your child is old enough lo attend. The Arcadia <\Vi»j Nev/X Leader Another Eisenhower Original TON , Koterba FOREIGN AID. Before the final vote is cast, the administration's foreign aid bill will have undergone a far 'more bitter wrangling than has the farm bilj, senators predict. Legislators who are opposed to certain provisions of the $4,859,975,000 request for gifts of food, clothing and guns to foreign countries bring up this point: "We've already given foreign governments $44,103,112,291 in outright gifts since World War II... in addition to $22,471,648,105 in credits ...". * (This is about $1^000 for each U.S. taxpayer). ' . KEFAUVEflT Close friends of Sen.' Estes Kefauver, outwardly jubilant about his recent victories over Adlai Stevenson, have been quietly worrying about some thing else ... The strain of the man-killing town T to-town junket in Minnesota has been showing visibly on : the lanky, 52-year-old Tenne'sse- ^(an .. .Nancy Kefauver, who kepi out of the campaign picture so far this year, now expects to join her husband. DEMOCRAT CONTEST. Political pundits are sizing up the Democratic presidential nomination race thus: Stevenson, roused from his lofty lethargy by the Minnesota defeat, will get out and fight HARD . .. Gov. Harriman of New York is waiting in a neutral corner for Kefauver and Stevenson to knock themselves out, then hopes to step boldly into the ring... Meanwhile, Capitol Hill reporters are wondering if Sen. Lyndon Johnson of Texas isn't really a "silent contender"... Sure, he had a heart attack, but so did the top man in the other party ... CRAZY QUILT. The farm bill as passed by the Senate hafl so many conflicting amendments (nearly 100 were submitted) that it was confusing last week even to our congressmen . . . Rep. Otto Krueger, Republican of North Dakota, said it reminded him of grandma's crazy quilt ... •—o—. ATOM CANNON. The giant, unwieldy 280 millimeter atomic mobile cannon is to be junked, Pentagon sources say . . . The monstrosity, built at a cost of millions of dollars, is to be replaced by a streamlined cannon that shoots an eight-inch atomic shell ... Production has already been started. MISCELLANY. S o m e disgraceful fads on charity collections will be aired in a few weeks when a congressional committee takes up an investigation of fundraising activities among veterans' groups . . . Here's a 'note.- of agricultural irony: Although farm income has been dropping steadily, the value of farm real estate has been leaping . . . Jumped 28 per cent since 1951 — and-160 per cent since 1940! WHAT'S FREE? Rental of 15- minutc unusual movie travelogue of the notion's capital titled, "Headquarters, U.S.A." For further details, write your senator. . f 0 . TV POLITICIANS. "Do you favor a politicial campaign by TV?" " ' ' i Recently the Republicans and Democrats said their parties would spend something like $10 million for television time between 'now and the November election. So we conducted a galloping pole across the country to sec that people thought about politicians taking over television. The results: : In favor: 1.3 per cent. Against: 98.7 per cent. : One of those in favor of the idea was little Freddie Kaartune, aged 7, of Oskaloosa, Iowa, said Freddie: "I for one am tired of Oswald the Rabbit and Porky Pig, and would 'welcome a change ..." 20 YESES IN THE • FROM THE FILES OF THE ALGQNA UPPER DES MOINES APRIL 7, 1936 * 4 O A weight embargo on county roads in the Swea City area halted work on the addition being built at the Grant Consolidated school. Work on the building, which was to provide an auditorium, class rooms and a coal room, was to get underway as soon as the roads were in better shape. + « <* For the third time, thieves staged a break-in at the Coffee Shop in Algona, getting away with culls? Look up Beauty Shops in the classified section of your nhone book. 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Use bf softie sett 'ot & p&i Ktef> 6{>en4 ed tfi.fe ,fr61$f door, ittettjhg eiitiy a cirSchi''' ' '" • •• - ' • *. «".;*'•;• Richard Brink ef LuVetne was the top speller in 'Kossuth county. He won the title at Algona, edging otiti/^erena iKtieps^St. Cecelia's who;: was seborid, Heleri Cody, SeHeci, third; and Jacqueline tallies, THonka, fourth. A total of 28 pupils were eriter^ 6d in the-spell-down. '"• » * * ' Rufus, OllhoH, -who lived northeast of Titohka,' suffered painful injuries Jn a fall from a windmill. He fell headlong to the ground after a brace gaVe way. He had 'five . brokerf ' ribs and other injuries. - •*' - • * • . * •»..,•' Fire gutted the Calliss Estate general'at Titonka, causing an estimated $35,000 .damage. t J?ire companies from .Tilonka, 'Algeria, Britt,, Buffalo Center : and. Wesley battled the blaze and kept it from spreading 'to the entire business district. The fire was discovered about 10 p.rr]. and raged for several hours. • "Leonard and Lester Callies, who operated the store with their mother, were both overcome by smoke arid received medical aid. At one time during the fight to halt the flames,'the city water supply ran low and an old-fashioned bucket brigade was formed. .The fact a newly constructed • well, was available for use probably saved tbe town. * » •* A Ledyard, school ' student, Helen Laabs, was injured there while playing Tuesday. The little girl ran past bleachers stored in the lunch" i;oorn, brushed them, and g'ot several slivers in her leg, including one 'two- inches long. They were removed and she got a shot the next day, to prevent lockjaw. • » « * Mrs Lura Sanders was ' reelected librarian by (he board of directors of the Algona . Public Library during its meeting Monday night. A petition, circulated by friends .of Mrs Sa'aders, carried weight, as the board reversed a previous decision to hire a new librarian. • ~ , • ' v * * Highway 169 between 'the Bode - Livermore corner and Humboldt was closed to traffic .ast week when work on an overpass was begun by contractors. The span was necessary so Northwestern tracks could cross the new paving. » * * A young man made quite a mistake at Fenton. The'culprit, who used two names, Fred Lewis Understand Sponsored by Bp Welfare Research "Something happened to me xvhich 1 think you might use ,in your teaching of parents *; Irenj? told her friend who was leading ; child study 'groups. SHe eon? tinued, "When 1 was born, 1 my father was disappointed that 1 wasn't a boy. As I grew up, Mother maae the mistake of telling me. "When " I was three a baby brother -was born and when:_l was six he died very, -sudden^. 1 remember thinking,' 'Now. isn t it a pity that I didn't die instead. for now Dad doesn't have a boy. My father and I were very ggod pals all through my .childhood; we .went on many trips together and often Went fishing; I was always bothered, though,, for I wondered if he still -Wished I was a boy, And one day on a fishing trip together when I : was ,12 I decided to find put. ,'..'.- -.! "For some time 1 had been trying to get up my courage, to ask him. You se?, I. •hesitated because I knew,, he wouldn't lie to me, and if he" said Jhe' still wished I was a boy; I. would be sunk! • " •"'".' . "But when he. wasn't looking at me, and was just ready to cast, I blurted out, 'Dad, do you still wish I .was a, boy?', He Stopped and said, 'Lord no, 'girl! I would not trade you for a hundred boys! And I believed him." As an adult, Irene was a v well- adjusted person, but she rightly felt that she shouldn't have had (o< suffer as she •• had throtf&n . ,, ,, This doe* HJive, suggest^ for us all ' as paints; Childrdft' shouldn't be subjected to the in" down" dignity of .being, "looked^ down" upon "just because of the actei- ."vTi-iV t-j-iu'. •'•*••"•.• •• "• ' : •;•' -"- ; •> dent of and E'arl Luks, passed checks ,al the Priebe Bros, store and Henry Schulte tavern. At one place he asked for a check on the Fenton bank, and when told, there Svasn't any, said 'Lone Rock would do. He was later sentenced to 15 days in the county jail for passing the worthless Checks. He had been working in the area as a farmhand. •"* Notice of Dissolution oil Kosiulh Centennial At Algona Corporation TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: Public notice Is hereby given that the Kossuth Centennial at Algorra Corporation, organized under the provisions of Chapter ?04 of the 1?54 Code of Iowa, with its principal place or business at Algona. Iowa, by trie unanimous action of its members has been dissolved as of the date of March 28, 105G. E. H. Hutchins. President William Steelc, Secretary-.Treasurer (Published April - 3. 10. 17 and 24, 1D56, in The Algona (Iowa) Upper Des Moines).. IF IT'S NEWS — WE WANT 11 NOW YOU CAN AFFORD 10 You need $10 today to do what $3 would do only a few.yejufs ago. ' That's why Lutheran Mutual now offers' the Selector Plan . ... to enable you to add a needed $10,000 'lo your life insurance program. And the cost is lower than ever before. . I'll be glad to tell you about this policy which' 1 in less than a year has^ become our best seller. ' Can't afford it? Just give me the opportunity to "prove you can. Kenneth Renken : District Agent Lutheran Mutual Life : Insurance Company 218 W. McGregor . Phone 1065 • •. ( : 10-14 Field Repor Since 1048, aldrln has protected millions ol acres of farmland... here again, aldrin makes the difference. V. B. i'tt. Oil. 3 iCI Tl II -treated field yields 60% more corn per acre than the untreated field » ' ' • i •' It was a bad drouth year for the area—but on the farm of Elbert Dennis, Webster City, Iowa, powerful aldrin once again proved its effectiveness for controlling the soil insects that attack corn roots. Protected against the ravages of these peats—rootworms, w.ireworms, white grubs, and others—plants developed healthy "root sys- terns. Corn yields increased 60^ over the untreated fields. You, too, can increase yields and stop corrj lodging by using aldrin for soil insect control. A few ounces of actual aldrin per acre are all you need to protect your corn against soil insects. Aldrin is easy to apply .,. available in spray, granule^, or fertilizer mixes. You can broadcast aldrin or apply'it as a tow or band treatment. Aldrin is available under well-known brand names from your insecticide or fertilizer dealer. He'll be glad to supply you with further information on aldrin and its application. • . Mr. Elberl Dennis, Webnter City, Iowa, has this lo say about aldfirj; "Shucked ears from both field)* showed the difference... there were better- filled, more uniform ears in my aldrin-treated corn. The aldrin- treatedcornshowedanincreuse of better than 60% over the untreated." SHELL CHEMICAL CORPORATION • AGRICULTURAL CHEMICAL SALES PIVI$ION : I22t Locust 8»reet, 8t, Lgiils 3, MlMour! ALDRIN Available At ALGONA FLOUR & FEED CO, 50. PHUUPS ST. PHONE ?57

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