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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, April 10, 1956
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(la.) Upf»*r 5*« Maine* Tuesday, April 10, 1956 tippet fle$ lowe$ 18 NEW STATE REVENUE PLANS The long-awaited sunny, spring days were shadowed a little, last week. A kill-joy, who was only doing his duty as chairman of the Iowa tax study committee, has presented a list of 18 ways in which state revenue in Iowa may be increased from 70 to 85 million dollars a year. Here are a few of the "things to come" if the present state administration 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. (1<H4 million). — Elimination of veterans exemptions. (2 1 -: million). •^-Service tax (10 million). — Filing fee on state income tax returns. (3 million). — Removal of exemptions from use tax (2 million). — Assessment of motor vehicles as personal property. (20 million). — Tax on municipal utilities, REA lines, service fee on motor vehicles. (HVfe 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, hbwevcr, is the activity of any committee on how to operate the State of Iowa within its present income or at less cost. Hyper JJrs ^ Jll E. Call Street—Phone 1100^Algona, Iowa Entered as second cljts matter at the postoffiee at Algona. Iowa, under Act 01 Congress u£ March 3, 1878. _ Issued Tuesdays in 1950 By rHE UPPER PES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Managing Editor C. S. ERLANDER, Advertising Manager NATI.QN.Al fDITQRIAl A t r ' . i A T f M i M 6 f K MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF ^CIRCULATIONS NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE Weekly Newspaper Representatives, Inc. 404 Fifth Ave., New York 18, N. Y. 333 N. Michigan. Chicago 1, 111. SUBSCRJPTIQN RATES IN KOSSUTH CO. One Year, in adcaiit-i? -- S3 on l-»oU> Aliiuna pupc!:. in combination, pi-i year - -S5.'- 11 * SijigU.- O/plva 10(.SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH OIK- Year in advance _. ilUU Flolli Algona paptis in fumfoinaUoii. i>i>c >car —$ti 00 No subkcHpdor. ICM than (J months ADVERTISING HATES Display AdvuUsuig. jswi inch ..-....- (i3c OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER A THEATRE "AT SEA" A fantastic proposal for spending 4 million dollars of public funds has been made to an ap- proprirftions committee of the House in Washington. The U. S. Information Agency has asked for that sum to spend on taking a naval aircraft carrier out 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 mueh 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 Magnusoh 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 gel it." . * * * THEY NEED EACH OTHER Grundy Regiiter — 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 are realizing that when the farmer's buying power is reduced, they lose buying customers. Laboring men who are out of jobs become poor customers for the stores. The John Deere factory at Waterloo has laid off 1500 men because farmers are not buying many new tractors. Merchants lose a good customer every time a man is put out of work. Farmers, laborers and merchants are dependent on each other, and they should work together. What is bad ten- one is bad for the others. 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 happened to the prices of some basic commodities SINCE MARCH 1955. Steel scrap, up 34 percent; copper, up 40 percent; 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 DCS 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 the 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 .pur over-expanded farm plant. SerjcHts consideration of' the Wallace suggestio'n' Will no doubt IDC 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 concerning 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 tremendous^' during his -"s^<, »i» • .v ••. v< 20 YESES IN THE I Complaints About Farm Prices and Taxes Must Be Coming From Communists! Right-Thinking People Can Separate Campaign Promises From Reality TON FROM THE FILES OF THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES APRIL 14, 1936 * * * Trichinosis, a form of pork poisoning, had caused .feevere illness for 13 residents of Kossuth county, including five Algonans. The Algona cases resulted from eating uncooked pork sausage, so all doctors in the area were urging everyone to cook all 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 Irv Nelson, coach at Spencer high school and former star'ath- lete at Iowa U., was hired to serve as pro at the Algona-Colin- try Club for the 1936 season. Mi- 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. * * a 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 persona! letters to even get a reply from the senator, and quite a few Al- gonans were peeved due to the run-around. What irked everyone was the fact the money for Security State, made formal announcement of its 'opening. The event was slated for Monday", April 20, at 9 a.m. C. B. MUf- tagh, president, and E. A. Schemel, cashier, are still officers of the bank. # * * Arlene Breihorst, teacher in district 4, Wesley township, injured 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 discovered under the roof oh the south side of the building and were difficult to extinguish . as the whole structure filled with smoke. An overheated flue was believed to be the cause. Rev. G. C. Vance announced Sunday services would be held as usual. - V VJ BETTERS TO THE EDITOR m Ed "oterba 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 bills—and neither has been productive ... The House acted on only one major issue—It passed the $760 million Upper Colorado River irrigation project... FIFTH AMENDMENT. A "whole slew" of Communist-investigation witnesses may be paraded before congressional hearings later this spring as the result of last week's Supreme' Ct>0ft decision .... 'These are the men and women who refused to answer questions about suspected Red activity on grounds they themselves.' The Supreme Court approved the "immunity law" which guarantees a witness immunity from prosecution if he "tells all" free loan of 45-minute vertical film strip, 35 millimeter, in color, showing how postage stamps arc made ... Write: Special Assistant to Postmaster General, Post Office DeartmenU 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 ... t Sen. Henry Jackson of Washington, in a s'peech in Maine, gunned at Secretary Dulles. Chortled Jackson: ".Our Secretary of State is tin- original misguided missile — traveling fast, making lots of noise and' Tiever hitting a target.. ." Sen. George Bender, Ohio may incriminate UNKNOWN SOLDIER. A hot four years in office had his heart attack and especially since he evident simply is quito by comparing photos. And, unretouched pictures seldom lie. Eisenhower, himself, should know he is serving millions of people and that 'they are dependent upon a full-time leader. Eisenhower, toe, should be well acquainted with the fact that a man of unquestioned good health should hold down 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 amazes this newspaper and mil- 'lions of other Americans when they know that as both President and C'ommander-in-Chief of our armed force*, the President- should, by all stand- ifrds, bo 111 both physically and mentally for the job. v * * ONE MORE TAX Harlan Tribune — .fan. 1, all employers of four or more persons, employed regularly, began paying into the state and federal unemployment compensation fund. The "contribution" each employer makes is three per cent of his payroll, affecting the first $3,000 compensation ,,f each individual employe. Of this three per cent 2.7 per cent goes U> thf .state and .3 per cent to the federal funds. This rate is maintained until the employer has paid in 10 per cent of his average payroll over a throe- year period. *;_< If claims have- not reduced the amount below 10 per cent a reduced rale will be .mauled or even, happy day. the employer might Ji-.'t a "/em" rating and not be laxtd. The employe pay* ii'Uhmn to this fund . • • it's rueiely anolhi ; cost oi' business to the employer. Should ;.n employ./ ! fault of hi: own In- unemployment con;; must keep lonkin^ suitable olt'-r Any ; Irum the employer's a re.-uioption the percentage. Should the ei:i 11 UsUvol thllH'.-v-:. pi >< •: rumpus has been stirred up by indignant citizens over the country who believe there should bo 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 .. . CIVIL DEFENSE. Rep. Chet Holit'ield, California D e m o c rat and his subcommittee have been pounding hard against Val Peter- the building appropriated, had but already been red tape and Republican, who's running fast. hard and scared against his Democratic opponent, Gov. Lau- schc, carne up with one that made all the old cliches turn over in their graves. He accused Lausche of straddling issues—-;tnd then with a straight face, thundered: "My opponent is wearing out the fence Harry Truman, too, has hopped on the pun wagon. In a Kansas City speech, the former President said Minnc- sotens had coined a new slogan: "In Ike we trusted—now we're busted." pigeon holes seemed to be delaying everything. •* » * * Kossuth county car dealers were rejoicing—50 new vehicles had been sold in the county during the first ten days 6f 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 av/ay with 44 tubs and seven boxes of butter, valued at $1.000, without being discovered. They broke a window and evidently took the •butler 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 salt: before discovery of the robbery was made at Fenton when the creamery opened. <« >.* * A team of three year old Belgian marcs was sold last week by Peter Erpclding of St. Joe for $650:^ A 'farmer from Rock Ridge 111. paid what v/as believed to be the highest price received for a earn in Iowa for nome time. » * » Algona's newest bank, the hi.s Civil Defense has accomplished no- .son and Claim it thing. Meanwhile, Peterson, • fonver Nebraska governor, is expected to step out of CD and into a Cabinet jc»b . .. Secretary of Interior McKay's vacancy? —-o— MISCELLANY. P r e s i d e nl Eisenhower may decide, on Wisconsin for hi.s long vacation this summer ... It would help get Republican votes there, politicians concede . .. Rep. Edith Green, Oregon Democrat, wants a "Bureau of Older Persons" .. .It would consider the problems uf the country's aging citizens ... Initial cost: About $2 million . . . Farmers are bombarding Congress with increasing complaints. They're hounding on comparative figures .such as: "Cattle prices have dropped 14 per cent in a year, hog prices 36 per cent . . . And meat packers' profits have gone up 30 to 50 per cent Congress was told last week that the number of U.S. ground troops ean be .sliced one-third by 500.000 -because of advances in atomic' weapons . . . The Navy plans to completely "atomize" it.s I loci—-from subs t.> flat tups—-by 19IJO . . . WHAT'S FREE? Stamp ,-oiler- tors and other groups may have Program Chairman Dee Moines—The annual convention of the Iowa Association Of Mutual Insurance Agents wil foe held here at the Savory Hotel April 1(5 and 17. About 350 Iowa insurance agents are expected This year's program will be carried out under a completely nev. plan, as inaugurated by Robert C. LaBarre, Algona, program 'chairman. LaBurre'.s plan will follow a panel-type planning session, designed to stimulate more individual participation, rather than a speakc-r-audiencc; type procedure. ADS BRING RESULTS 13 COLORS 13 RUSCO WINDOWS GALVANIZED STEEL SELF- STORING COMBINATION gives you more convenience and comfort than any other combination window ! RUSCO DOOR HOOPS AND WINDOW CANOPIES add greatly to the beauty of your home ! Charles Miller RUSCO SALES Phone 741 -W after 6 p.m. Display at 116 So. Dodge, Algonq "AS I SEE IT" Editor Algona Upper Dos 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 fanning 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, taut they sure haven't given away anything to the farmer. , v And so Ike is taking another week of golf down in Georgia, after just haying a week of golf in West Virginia, letting Benson do all the talking and cracking the whip on farm matters. As I see it, Behson is one of our malft troubles, and a tool for special interests who are. always crying overproduction. We haven't any surplus that hurts anyone, or is more than a normal carryover, with the exception of wheat. And who is raising the wheat today? Small farmers? 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 gel then- hands on the land is for another depression to hit. That's the way the insurance companies did it last time, foreclosing on their mortgages, then running the- farms, and after the Democrats had prices up again, soiling 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 Htipt. N. P. Black, in the Sunday Register, March 18, 1956, on n comparative basis. Benson offers to buy votes from the cotton country if they will vote against corn support. Can any midwest farmer believe Benson wants the corn belt to have a fair share of national income? The government has 52 billion dollars worth of war material and equipment on hand, but 'nobody . says anything about it. When they have loo much or it gets out of date they sell it for a few cerils or give it aw'ay, and order more. Who is getting the big deal out of-that? But Ihe farmer isn't supposed to even get a cost of living out of his work. 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