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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, April 3, 1956
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/-*AI0»na (la.) Upptr DM M«lntt Tuesday, April 3, 1956 et tte$ tttotaes "BEFORE" & "AFTER" Candidate Eisenhower ai Brookings, S. D., October 4, 1952: "The Republican Party is pledged to the sustaining of the 9f)% parity price support, and it is pledged even more than that to helping the farmer obtain his full parity, 100% parity, with the guarantee in the price supports of 90." Des Moines Register Washington Bureau, March 28, 1956 — "After the committee action (restoring 90% of parity price supports on basic crops for one year), Benson made a flat prediction of a presidential veto if the final bill retains the 907o 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. * * * NFO GAINS STRENGTH Maquoketa Press ^— We have been surprised that the National Farm Organization has aroused such spontaneous interest among so many 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 are 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 become 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 getting.warmed up for the spring election', campaign, it might be well to review some of the promises made during the previous presidential campaign. 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. But how well did they live up to their pledges? In case you would like to consult the record, the federal government expenditures in 1955 exceeded 274 billion dollars. In 1953, the federal govcrment expenditures were 266 billion dollars. The public debt has INCREASED more than eight 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. Upper ^rs; JHoines 111 E. Call Street—Phone 1100-Algona, Iowa Entered as second class matter at the postofl'iee at Algona. Iowa, under Act ot Congress o£ March 3. 1819. Issued Tuesdays in 1956 By THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Managing Editor C. S. ERLANDER, Advertising Manager NATIONAL iplTpRIAL y MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE Weekly Newspaper Represenlatives, Inc. 404 Filth Ave., New York 18. N. Y. 333 N. Michigan, Chicago 1, 111. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO. Ouc Year, in advance ........... ......... — ..... S.'i.OO £>uui AlaoiW jjupeiti. in combination. pel year — $3.00 Single Copies _ ...... --------- ...... -. ....... ----- 10c SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Ye«r ii> advance _.. ..... ...... - --------- ------ SJ.OU Uuth Aljonu papers hi combination, one year . . S6.00 No subscription less than 6 months. ADVERTISING RATES Advi-numg, per im-li ------ ...... ..._... 63c ASC OFFICIAL ON FARM PROGRAM Victor Green, office manager of the Pottawattamie county ASC office, was quoted at con- siderable'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 arc worth repeating. He summarised 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 farm's 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 fanners and increase the, size of average farms. He didn'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 everything e.lse, 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^-c 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 arc dead set against direct government payment ID farmers. "Parity in the market place" has long been Ihu FB clarion call, and the Iowa Farm Bureau resolutions adopted Nov. ^15, 1955 said: We consider production payments to be economically ancli politically unso.und 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 when 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 interest- in},' to hear what Senators Hickenloopcr and Martin have to say to their constituents when they're asked to explain their vote on the Hai ris-Fulbright natural gas bill. It would seem, offhand, that at least as good a brief was presented by the advocates ot continued federal control over producers' prices of natural gas as there was for repeal of control. Certainly the host of lowans who have considerable sums invested in gas-consuming appliances for cooking and heating are not going to be too kindly disposed toward the two senators if gas rates go up. In an election year, when the que.stionability of President Eisenhower's candidacy leaves the Republicans with a rough, tough fight in prori- pect, we'd .say that the gentlemen's vole in favor of the HaiTis-Fullbright bill leaves their political acumen somewhat in doubt. * • * SHOULD READ MORE - - Albia News — After Secretary of State John Foster Dulles' brink-of-war statements in Life magazine had been hashed and rehashed all over the world several times, President Eisenhower was asked about it i.t his press conference. I have not, the president said, read that article. - Mr Eisenhower during his term of office, has not read a number of things. Book burning during the reign of McCarthy came as a surprise to him, although it hud been leported in the press for months. While he said he liowned on the sort of things Vice President Nixon did during the 1954 congie.ssional campaigns, he apparently read none of Nix.m's speeches or the newspaper reports concerning them — because when the vice president returned from the hinUn lands after plastering the treason label on Democrats the president commended Mr Nixon. Mr Eisenhower should do more leadmy. That's how othtr American* become infurmed. * V v Let's continue to vole Democratic so we can continue tu live like Republicans. — Sen. John F. Kennedy (D. Mass.) School d^ysj. can be the happiest days of your '' lite''-*•- 'if iy< itir'child' is told •enmmliUu at't&fk!!' 1 '-The Au'udia i \Via.i News-Leader Another Eisenhower Original TON .. KoUrba 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 bill, 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). KEFAUVER. Close friends ot Sen. Estes Kcfauver, outwardly jubilant about his recent victories over Adlai Stevenson, have been quietly worrying about something else ... The strain of the man-killing town-to-town junket in Minnesota has been showing visibly on .jjjhe lanky, 52-year-old Tennesse- euri . . .Nancy Kefauver, who kept 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 npmina- tion 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 trie- 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 ... favor TV?" a political campaign by Recently the Republicans and Democrats said their parties would spend sorriething like $10 million for television time between now and the November election. So we conducted a galloping pole across the country to see 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 Kaartunc, aged 7, pC Oskaloosa, Iowa. said Freddie: "I for one am tired of Oswald the Rabbit and Porky Pig, and would welcome a change . . ." $13. The theft was cleverly ex r ecuted by the criminals. tISe of some sprt of a pa^s kep. opened the front door, waking entry a cinch. * * * Richard Bfink of LuVerne was the top speller in Kossuth county. He won the title at Algona, edging out Vcrena Krieps, St. Cecelia's Who was second, Helen Cody, Seneca, third, and Jacqueline Callies, Titonka, fourth. A total of 28 pupils were entered in the spell-down. * * * Rufus C-llhoff, whb lived north- oasl of Titonka, suffered painful injuries in a fall from a windmill. He fell headlong to tlv; ground after a brace gave way. He had five broken ribs and other injuries. * * # • Fire gutted the Calliss Estate general merchandise store at Titonka, causing an estimated $35,000 damage. Fire companies from Titonka, Algona, Brill, Buffalo Cenler and Wesley battled the blaze and kept it from spreading to the entire business districl. The fire was discovered about 10 p.m. and raged for several hours. Leonard and Lesler Callies, who operated the sloro vvilh their mother, were both overcome by smoke and received medical aid. At one time during the fighl to halt the flames, the city water supply ran low and an old-fashioned biicket brigade was formed. The fact a newly constructed well ' was available for use probably saved the town. « * _ * A Ledyard~ school student, Helen Laabs, was injured there while playing Tuesday. The little girl ran past bleachers stored in the lunch room, brushed them, and got several slivers in her leg, including one two inches long. They were removed and she got iv shot the next day to prevent lockjaw. * « * Mrs Lura Sanders was reelected librarian by the board of directors of the Algona Public- Library during its meeting Monday night. A petition, circulated by friends of Mrs Sanders, carried weight, 4s the board reversed a previous decision to hire a new librarian. Understand Your Child Sponsored by Slate Unlt«siiy of toWA Child . Welfare Research SiaiioA , "Something happened to me which I think you might use in your teaching of parents", Irene told her friend who was leading child study groups. • She continued, "When I was born, my father was disappointed that 1 wasn't a boy. As I grew up, Mother made the mistake of telling me. "When I was three a baby brother was born and when I was six he died very suddenly. I 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 good pals all through -my chilcl- •hosjd; 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 out. "For some time I had been trying to get up my courage to ask him. You see,, I hesitated because I knew he wouldn't He to me, and if he said "lie still wished I was a boy, I would be sunk! ; > • "But when he %vasn'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 rio, girl! 1 would not trade you for, a hundred boys! And I believed him." As an adult, Irerie: was a well- adjusted person, but she rightly felt that she shouldn't have had 20 YEHRS AGO IN THS Highway 169 between the 3ode - Livermore corner and rlumboldt was closed lo 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 Fenlori. The culprit, who used two names, Fred Lewis to suffer as she had through childhood. This does have suggestions for us all as parents. Children shouldn't be subjected to the indignity of being "looked down" upon just because of the accident of birth. • • and Earl Luks, passed checks at the Priebe Bros, store and Henry Schulte taverrf. At one place he asked for a check on the Fenton bank, and when told there wasn't any, said Lone Rock would do. Me 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 of • Kossulh Centennial Ai Algona Corporation TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: Publfc notice is hereby given that the Kossuth Centennial at Algona Corporation, organized under the provisions of Chapter 504 oC the 1054 Code of luwa. with its principal place of business at Algona. Iowa, by the unanimous action of its members has been dissolved as of the date of March 28, 1U5U. E. H. Hulchins. President William Steelc, Secretary-Treasurer (Published April 3. 10. 17 and 24. I95B. in Tile Algonn (Iowa) Upper Des Monies). 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The monstrosity, built at a cost of millions of dollars,'is to be ic- placed by a streamlined cannon that shoots an eight-inch atomic shell ... Production has already been started. MISCELLANY. S o m e disgraceful facts on charity col lec- tions 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 lu'O per cent since 1940! .—(i — WHAT'S FREE? Rental <>f 15- minute unusual movie travi-lo- gue of the nation's capital titled, "Headquarlers, U.S.A." For further details, write your senator. TV POLITICIANS. "Bo v,, ; FROM THE FILES OF THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES APRIL 7. 1936 » o a 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, vyas to get underway as soon as the roads were in better shape. i)' * o For the third time, thieves staged a break-in at the Coffee Shop in Algona, getting away with cuds? Look up Beauty Shops in the classified section of your nhone book, Whatever product or service you need—Beauty Shop, Jewelry, Cleaner, Elco trical Appliances—you'll find it FAST in the YEI/» LOW PAGES I Announce New Way To Shrink Painful Piles Science Find* Healing Substance That Does Both— Relieves Pain—Shrinks Hemorrhoids NVw Voi-L, .v v. (.s,,,.,ial) - F ur the I astonishing: statements li!;e "Piles first tii:io SLMoiii-o lias found a IH-W 1 have era.soil to be a problem! " li tlu 1 a~n.ini -h- Tho is a IH-XV healing: sub- injr ii'jilny to .--hrink hi'iiini-rhoi.I.-i ! sumce ( Bio-Dj uc'1 — di:-.i-ovi>ry of a ami to n.'lifvo jutin-v.-itliout. .-.UIKIT.V. Jn caso al'lur case, while firstly relieving pain, actual reduction nnnyHjr nf :i\\ iu thoiu-jyh ilui iu . .. ro^'ilt = ivrr i'tit'j c maiJa \vorhl-fiiinou- ix^curch ii:.-uuuo. TliU s'jli.ilance is now available in aitppo.ti'/or./ or oir.1 mcnt '.•I'D: under .|toB,.uanl|f (•"i-cimrytioii-ilj.* At. your. Oi !l£'i;:-.t. Money bail: \?n -> ran I <•<••. *iii-» i. 1 . o. j- 4 i. utt. Important Since 1848, aldrin has protected million* ol acre* ot farmland .*.. here again, aldrln makes the difference. -treated field yields 60% more corn per acre than the untreated field Mr. Elbert Dennis, Webster City, Iowa, has this to say about aldrin: "Shucked ears from bo^i lielda showed the difference... there were bettor- filled, more uniform ears in rny aldrin-treated corn. The aldrin- treated corusho wed an increase of better than 60Vi> over the untreated." 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 x these pests—rootworms, wireworms, white grubs, and others—plants developed healthy root systems. Corn yields increased 60% over the untreatfed fields. You, too, can increase yields and stop corn 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, granules, or fertilizer mixes. You can broadcast aldrin or apply it as a rpw 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. 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