The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 10, 1956 · Page 29
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, April 10, 1956
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iff.) Upper De» Molnet Tueiday, April 10, t956 JJ^I^MI—ix J ij»UA^..^.o J i..^..^^.^.a.i.-.- ^1^.- - .......... ;...,. " , r I STAf £ KiVBNUE PLANS The long-awaited sunny, spring days were shadowed a little, last <week. A kill-joy, who was only flelhg his duty as'chalrman of the Iowa tax , study cornifrittee, has presented a list of 18 ways in which state revenue in Iowa may be increased from 76 to 85 million cellars a year. Here are a few of the "things to come" if the present state administrat'ion continues in control of the state government, and decides to go after the extra revenue. — Raise state sales tax to 3 percent. — Elimination of homestead tax credits. (26 million). '— Elimination of agricultural land tax credits. (1014 million). — Elimination of veterans exemptions. (2Vz million). — Service tax (10 million). — Filing fee on state income tax returns. (3 million). — Removal of exemptions fiiom use tax (2 million). * — Assessment of motor vehicles as personal property. (20 million). — Tax on municipal utilities, REA lines, service fee on motor vehicles. (11*4 million). — Remove tax exemptions on educational and religious properties. — Withholding tax on payrolls and commercial and professional earnings. There are more, but these are the major ones. As we said, the committee was only doing what it was asked to do. Noticeably absent, however, is the activity of any committee on how to operate the- State of Iowa within its present income or at less cost. A THEATRE "AT SEA" A fantastic proposal -for spending 4 million dollars of public funds has been made to an appropriations committee of . the • House in Washington. The U.-S.'Information Agency has "asked for that sum to spend on taking a naval aircraft carrier o.ut of mothballs and converting it into a floating museum and theatre. A huge movie screen would be constructed on the flight deck. The vessel would then tour the Near East, Far East and North African ports. It would tie up at a pier and invite the residents to come aboard and view "Cinerama" and to see the exhibits. Just who originated this idea of a private navy is ,not clear. The idea doesn't seem to be making much headway with the" appropriations committee, who do not dispute that the Information Agency is essential, but doubt the wisdom of this idea. "We do not win-friends by showing foreigners how much richer we are than they. The result would be envy, resentment and hostility," said Congressman Don Magnuson of Washington, an appropriation committee member. From our personal viewpoint, we'd say that traveling-around the world at taxpayer's expense would be what's called "nice work if you can get it." * * * THEY NEED EACH OTHER Grundy Register — A farm machinery factory at Charles City partially closed and 1800 people were put out of work. The factory closed down because farmers were not buying new machinery, for the reason they don't have the money. The Charles City merchants arc realizing that when the farmer's buying power is reduced, they lose buying customers. Laboring men who are nut of jobs become poor customers for the stores. The John Deere factory at Waterloo has laid off 1500 men because fanners are not buying many new tractors. Merchants lose a good customer every time a man is put out of work. Fanners, laborers and merchants are dependent on each other, and they should work tiMjether. What is bad for one is bad for the other i. i Up per $lcs (f 111 E. Call Street—Phono 1100-Algona, Iowa Entered as sec'imcl cl.iss mallei 1 at the postoftic-e at Algona, luwa, under Ael <jt Congress of March 3. ia'i'.l. Issued Tuesdays in 1930 By THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. U. B. WALLER, Managing Editor C. S. ERLANDEK, Advertising Manager MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE Weekly Newspaper Rc'prcsenUilives. Inc. 404 Fifth Ave., New York IB, N. V. 333 N. Michigan, Chic;iu:i 1. 111. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO. One Year, in aclvjiu-r . . fclj uo i-iolh AJt!un.t pupurs, in t'uiiiljinul ion. |>ri yi'.ir i^Vi'O -Singh. 1 Copies .' ' ]ij t SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH Out- Year in advance - S-tn'i Hulli Alyojia paper* ill fomlijiiatiun. one year' iU III) No subscription less than (J month:,. ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising. per iiu-li Gac QFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER INFLATION HALTED ? HA! Our national administration, not long ago, cited as one of the fine results of its term in office, the "halting of inflation." In terms of farm income, we all know what that means. Something has been halted, for sure. But what about materials in general? Last week Newsweek magazine gave the following summary of what has happened to the prices of some basic commodities SINCE MARCH 1955. Steel scrap, up 34 percent; copper, up 40 per- centr aluminum, up 5 percent; pulp and paper, up 8 percent. Tin, up 11 percent; zinc, up 17 percent; lead, up 7 percent; lumber, up 6 percent; cement, up 7 percent; rubber, up 9 percent, In just one year, the cost of all these commodities has steadily climbed. The economic strings of the nation are being pulled from behind the Scenes in a most dangerous fashion. Many of our manufacturing and industrial areas are not even aware of what has happened to the buying power in the farm belt.' But they may find out, and not in a very pleasant way, either. * * * ON "EATING" UP THE SURPLUS Iowa Falls Citizen — When Henry "Wallace spoke recently before the Iowa Farm Bureau meeting in Des Moines, he brought out in bold relief, the so-called "consumption end" of the farm problem. Here is what he said: "Families getting $3,500 a year will eat nearly twice per capita of livestock and livestock products as will families getting $1,000 a year. If the five million poorest families in the United States could eat as well as the average family, the dairy, meat and poultry problem, would be solved, over night. A school lunch program on a greatly expanded basis is good. But it is not enough. Probably the stamp plan must be launched again . . . The stamp plan applied to five million families might cost nearly a billion dollars. But when we consider the returns in terms of greatly improved health and vigor, the, enhanced purchasing power of agriculture and the resulting stability of our economy not only in the United States and overseas, we cannot help concluding that the contribution to physical and economic health of th^ western world greatly overshadows the cost." Currently we are thinking in terms of cost in this country of course entirely in terms of a balanced budget. But it costs also to have farm surpluses running out oUr ears. It costs also to have underfed families. Various things must be done in solving the problem of our over-expanded farm plant. Seri6us consideration of the Wallace suggestion will no doubt be given in the course of coming months. It should be. * * * BETTER OFF AFTER HEART ATTACK ? Swea City Herald — It is extremely doubtful the medical profession will go along with President Eisenhower's physician conc-erning Ike's fitness to run again. In substance, this physician said, "Ike may be BETTER off since he had his heart attack than before — that he may be able to better handle his duties." Somehow, it simply doesn't seem to carry a ring of common sense — especially where a vital organ such as the heart is concerned. That Ike has aged tremendously during his four years in office — and especially since ho had his heart attack — is quite evident simply by comparing photos. And, unretouchecl pictures seldom lie. Eisenhower, himself, should know he is serving millions of people and that they are dependent Complaints About Farm Prices and Taxes Must Be Coming From'Communists I Right-Thinking People Can Separate Campaign Promises From Reality upon a full-time leader. Eisenhower, too, should be well acquainted with the fact that a man of unquestioned good health should hold clown this responsible job. He was in military service long enough to realize the armed .services would accept men — only if they passed a rigorous physical examination. Further, it is doubtful whether the strain of military life is as heavy as the presidency requires. So, the logic behind his physician's statement completely this newspaper and millions of other Americans when they know that as both President and Commandei -in-Chief of our armed forces, the President should, by all standards, be fit both physically and menially for the job. * * * ONE MORE TAX Harlan Tribune — Jan. 1. all employers ol four or more persons, employed remularly, began paying into the slate and federal unemployment compensation fund. The "contribution" each employer makes is three per cent of his payroll, aifeetin^ the first S3,000 compensation of each individual employe. Of this three per cent -.1 per cent goes to the slate and .',', per cent to the federal funds. This rate i.s maintained until the employer has paid in 10 per cent of his average payroll over a Ihree- yeur period. If claims have not reduced the amount below 10 |xi cent a reduced rale will bt- planted or even, happy day, the employer might g'.'l a "/fro" rating and not be taxed. The employe pays nothing to this fund . . . it's merely another cost of business to the employer. Should an employe lose his job through no laull ot his own lie cun make application to tin unemployment commission lor benefit.-, bin h< musl keep looking for work, and must accept a suitable offer. Any award lie receives is deducted Irom the employer's account and it probably will cause a resumption of payment or a change in the percentage. Should the employe be dismissed for un- trusUvorlhincss, poor performance or other proper cau.-e:-. lie lias jm rccoiiiM- and cannot leceivt compensation. CONGRESS. There's talk now that Congress may stay in session well into August... This would disrupt a lot of campaign plans for members seeking re-election. Now in a 10-day Easter recess, Congress has little to look back on in the way of accomplishment .. Since the first of the. year, the Senate acted on only two big issues—the' natural gas and farm sills—and neither has been productive ... The House acted on only one major issue—It passed the $760 •nillion Upper Colorado River ir- •igation project... FIFTH AMENDMENT. A 'whole slew" of Communist-investigation witnesses may be paraded before congressional hearings later this spring as the Jesuit;;-of last week's Supreme Court decision .... These are the men and women who refused to answer questions about suspected Red activity on grounds they may incriminate themselves. The Supreme Court approved the "immunity law" which guarantees a witness immunity from prosecution if he "tells all" * UNKNOWN SOLDIER. A hot rumpus has been stirred up by indignant citizens over the country who believe there should be but ONE Unknown Soldier buried in Arlington ... The Defense Department has been preparing to bury a World War II serviceman in .the tomb, but in view of the public; frenzy, it may renege ... CtVIL DEFENSE.' Rep. Chc-t Holifjeld, California Democrat and his subcommittee have been pounding hard against Val Peter-. •ki.k r^i. w .>»/.^tfOT*«B . 'By Ed Koterba Civil Defense ... accomplished no- son and his Claim it has thing. Meanwhile, Peterson,' former Nebraska governor, is expected to step out of CD and into a Cabinet job . .. Secretary of Interior McKay's vacancy? MISCELLANY. P r i: side nt Eisenhower may decide on Wisconsin for his long vacation this summer... It would help get Republican votes there, politicians concede ... Rep. Edith Green, Oregon Democrat, wants a "Bureau of Older Pel-sons" ... It would consider the problems of the country's ayiiiK citixens .: . Initial cost: About $2 million .. . Farmers are bombarding Congress jvith increasing complaints. TheyVe hounding on comparative figures such as: "Cattle' prices have dropped '14 per cent i" a year, hog prices Uli per cent . .. And meat packers' profits have gone up 80 to f>0 per cent Congress was told last week that the number ol U.S. ground tpoops can be sliced one-third— by 500,000-because of advances in atomic weapons . . The Navy plans to completely "atomi/.e" its fleet—from subs I,, flal lops—by 19GO. . . •—o— WHAT'S FREE? Stamp collec- ""'••* ancl other groups may have free loan of 45-minute vertical film strip, 35 millimeter, in color, showing how postage stamps are made ... Write: Special Assistant to Postmaster General, Post Office Deartment, Washington 25, D. C. POLITICAL POTSHOTS. This is election year. It's open season for shooting nasty words at the other fellow. Most effective are the words with a twist—the political slogan, a play on cliches, a double-meaning barb... Sen. Henry Jackson of Washington, in a speech in Maine, gun- Tied at Secretary Dulles. Chortled Jackson: "Our Secretary of State is'tin; original misguided missile — traveling fast, making lots of noise and never hitting a target..." Sen. George Bender, Ohio Republican, who's running fast, hard and scared against his Democratic opponent, Gov. Lausche, came up with one that made all the old cliches turn over in their graves. He accused Lausche of straddling issues—and then with a straight face, thundered: "My opponent is wearing out the fence u Harry Truman, too, has hopped on' the pun wagon. In a vKansas City speech, the former President said Minnesotans had coined a. new slogan: "In Ike we trusted—now we're busted." '• , Program Chairman Des Moines—The annual convention of the Iowa Association of Mutual Insurance Agents will be held here at the Savory Hotel April 1C and 17. About 350 Iowa insurance agents are expected. This year's program will be carried out under a completely new plan, as inaugurated by Robert C. LaBarre, Algona, program chairman. LaBarre's plan will follow a panel-type planning session, designed to stimulate more individual participation, rather than a speaker-audience type procedure. WANT. ADS BHING RESULTS 13 COLORS 13 RUSCO WINDOWS 3ALVANIZED STEEL SELF- STORING COMBINATION gives pou more convenience and comfort than any other combination window I RUSCO DOOR HOODS AND WINDOW CANOPIES add greatly $o the beauty of yot^r home I Charles Miller RUSCO SALES Phone 741-W after 6 p.m. Display at 116 So. Dodge, Algona Science Shrinks Piles New Way Without Surgery Find* Healing Sublime TK*t Dow Both* N.. v..,, K ? el l eve ' Pa , in -SMnk« HenjorrhQidt " — I'or tho irst tune scicni-e has found a new lifulini; sub.,un a -u with the asturii,h- i"K utility tu shrink heinorrhoiils an i to relieve pain-without surgery In case aftur case, while gently relieving pain, actual reduction (blirinkugc) took place. to thoroujh that »uf/cWra'made atlmiismug auuments like "Pilc» have cc-uscd to be a problem!" The secret is a new healing substance (Bio-Dyne*)-discovery of « world-famous research institute. This substance is now available in tupfiiiyitgry or ointment form under the name Preparation H.* At your : '. Money back k'uar,inii.'i;. ' •«•». U. 6, J-»t. off. fev.* PROM THE riLES'OF THE ALGONA UPPER DllS MOlNES APRIL ;l4, Id36 .. . TflchihoW, id'* foriri of pork poisoning, had caused. severe Illness -lor 13 residents ; of' Kossuth county, including) five ; Algohans. The Algona casei- resulted 'from eating uncooked pork Sausage 1 ,, so all doctors in the area Were urging everyone to cook alls pork before eating. It took from four to 12 .weeks for, the disease to run its course, and in some cases was, Very serious. i ' '• •* » : * ' ', Itv Nelson, coach at Spencer high school and formcv -star athlete .at Iowa U.', iWas hired to serve as pro at the Algona' Country Club for the 1936 season. Mr Nelson had been pro at the Spencer, club for the preceding two years. Many social events were on the- country club calendar, with activities 'due to get underway the second week of May. * » » Bids on Algona's proposed new post office were to be asked not later than April 22, according to word received here from Senator Louis J. Murphy. It , took two telegrams and several personal letters to even get a reply from the senator, and quite a few Al- gonans were peeved due Jo the run-around. What irked everyone was the fact the money for the building had already been appropriated, but red tape and pigeon holes seemed to be delaying ^everything. * * * Kossulh county car/ dealers were rejoicing— 50 new vehicles had been sold in the county during the first ten days of April, according to a report from the county treasurer's office. Fourteen of the new cars were purchased by Algonans. * * * Thieves made a big haul from the Fenton Creamery, Thursday morning, and big haul is the perfect description. They got away with 44 tubs and seven boxes of butter, valued at $1,000, without being discovered. They broke a window ( and evidently took the butter out that way. There were no clues left behind by the culprits. It was surmised the butter could have been hauled to a city in the area and placed on sal>; before discovery of the robbery was made at Fenton when the creamery opened. * « * » A team of three year old Belgian mares was sold last week by '^eTC^ri Krpelding, of St. Joe fbf $650. A farmer from Rock Ridge, 111. paid what y/as believed to be the highest price received for a team in Iowa for some time. » * V Algona's newest bank, the Security State, made' formal ^ft* nouncement df its opening., The event was" slated for .Mona&y, April 20, at 9 a.m. G. B. MUf* tagh, president,' and E. A. Schemel, cashier, are still offfcefS Of' the bank, .•. • : - ; . -, Arlene Breihorsf, 16aCri'6f,in district 4, Wesley township, :in>; jured her ankle while at play with her students. She Was taken to a doctor and treated for a bad sprain. ( The Congregational church in Algona WaS damaged to the extent of $1,500 by fire Tuesday afternoon. Flames were discover* ed under the roof, on'the sd.uth side of the building atid. Were difficult to extinguish, as the whole structure • i filled \V 11 h smoke. An overheated flue was believed to be the cause. Rev. G. C. Vance announced Sunday services would be held as usual. "AS I SEE IT" Editor Algona Upper Des Moines, ' Algona, Iowa I see where some of the big wheels in the Republican party are trying to blame our Congress,which has a slim margin of Democrats .in the House . and Senate, for the conditions in the farming areas. One Democrat replied that it was keeping Congress busy trying to keep the Republican administration from giving away the country, Well, they gave away oil and mineral rights and government contracts, but they sure haven't given away anything to the farmer. And so Ike is taking another week of golf down in Georgia, after just having a week of golf in West Virginia, letting Benson do all'the talking artd-cracking, the whip on farm matters. * As 1 see lt ( Benson is one of 6ur friaifl troubles,'and a tool for special interests" wh$ are always frying otfg? p* bdtlctisn. We haven't any surplus that hurts ahybne, or is more than a normal carryover, With the exception of wheat. And who ,is raising the wheat today? Small farmerst No. Big corporation farms produce the wheat. Maybe that is what they want to happen to the corn and hog producing areas- have big corporations take over everything; One way for them to get their 'hands on the land is for another depression to hit. That's the way the insurance companies did it 'last time, foreclosing on v their. mortgages, then running the farms, and after tnie Democrats had prices up again, selling the farms back at big profits. Is it possible to bring on a depression on purpose? '• Farm prices are lower now than in the early thirties, according to State Banking Supt. N. P. Black, in the Sunday Register, March 18, 1956, on a comparative basis. Benson, offers to buy. votes from J ne cotton country if they will vote against corn support. Can any midwest farmer believe Benson wants the corn belt to have'a fair share" 6f national in-' come? The government has 52 billion dollars worth of war material and equipment on hand, but nobody says anything .about it. When they have too much' or it gets out of date they sell it for a few cents or give if away, and order more. Who is getting the big deal out of .that? But the farmer isn't supposed to even gfet a cost of living out of his work. The middle west sure got taken in 1952, but it begins to look as though we are seeing the light in 1956. George Larson Titonka, Iowa The first U.S. airmail was carried by private planes early in 1018. 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