The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 17, 1956 · Page 23
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, April 17, 1956
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Wfcsiflii Tuesday, April 17, 1956 WHOC|EAT6S PROBLEM"? During thd past winter a number of Kossuth residents spent the winter in various parts of the stiuth, from Florida to Texas. Some of their reactions and observations during their stay are very interesting, especially so in that while they were there the big subject of "integration" has been pushed into the forefront of everyday reading. integration, as it is called, might be defined as the blending of white and black folks into the same schools, churches, buses, business, social and educational life. Finally, it might be called intermarriage. Most of us have been led to believe that terrible things are being perpetrated in the south in a contest of white against black. Some of our southern visitors, however, are of the opinion that most of this "conflict" exists chiefly in the minds of writers seeking to dish up a daily contribution to a state of turmoil. One local resident visited an all-colored school in Louisiana. He found a modern, airy, clean 'building, as nice as anything we have here. He found Negro teachers and all-Negro classes. The teachers were graduates of southern all-Negro colleges, were of a high calibre, and the impression was given that colored folks would prefer to attend their own schools, rather than to be mixed into white schools. Another one,, visiting with a colored family, was told that they had no complaints, and no desire to be "integrated" anywhere. They had no desire to create trouble, were doing well financially, had their own) school and church and business and recreational sections, and were getting aftmg fine with the white folks and would continue to do so — if left alone. One can wonder if the real problem is one of integrating the south, or if it is one of creating friction between the southern white man and the northern white man. * Southern folks have pointed out, quite aptly, that in the metropolitan areas of the north where there is a considerable segment of Negro population, there has been anything but a solution of the race problem, and that on a comparative basis the southern states get along very well with both black and white population, in contrast with some northern areas where there is a considerable Negro population. The 'attack by six white men in Alabama on •Nat King Cole at a concert was indefensible. Yet perhaps overlooked, is the fact that 1,000 white patrons were in the auditorium, paid to hear the colored singer, and applauded him heartily when he returned to the platform after the attack. Only a few days before, a white mob of over 100 threatened a colored family with violence in Detroit .for moving into a white residential area. Integration is by no means a completed job in northern metropolitan areas. There are a few exceptions, of course, but generally speaking the visitors down south found that the white folks took a keen, friendly and, responsible position toward the colored population in their midst; they have lived side by side for many, many years, and seem perfectly capable of solving their own problems to the mutu'al satisfaction of each race — if left alone and allowed to mind their own business. » * » Indianola Tribune — In 1952 the Republicans promised to reduce the national debt, but on July 31, 1955, the national debt was 810,000,000,000.00 . higher than when Eisenhower took office. In 1952 the Republicans promised to aid small business, but since 1952 small business failures have steadily increased. The first six months of 1955 small business; failures were up forty-eight per cent compared to 1952. If you question the figures we suggest that you consult your Dun and Draclstreet reports. * # * Few things get as heavy as a chip on the shoulder. i Upper pcs ^ 111 E. Call Street—Phone 1100-Algona, Iowa Entered ;is SC.TUIK! cl.iss mailer at the puslul lice at Algonn. lo\va, under Aet 01 Congress uf March 3, 18TJ. Issued Tuesdays in 1956 By THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Managing Editor C. S. ERLANDER; Advertising Manager PIT- NATIONAL EDITORIAL MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE Weekly Newspaper Repn-senliitives, Inc. 404 Fifth Ave., NLW York US. N. Y 333 N. Michigan. Chicciu;. 1. 111. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO. Our Year, in advance . . $:ron Ho til Aleoiut pu|>Crfc, in combiiiat inn. per yc;<r ^j.nd Single Copies ....._ " . .' H)r SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Yrur in iidvamx 1 . . ...... j») uo Holh Algona Jaipur* in uombmution. one your _ jtj.UU No subscription lusb Hum l> inunlhb. ADVERTISING RATES Display Advi-i'tUing. per Inch _ ... i;3 l: OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER WAR IN MIDDLE EAST? The statement by*President Eisenhower that "the United States will live up to its commitments with the United Nations in the event of trouble in the Middle East", and that our armed forces would be used against any aggressor, is a blunt warning to any faction in the Middle East who venture further than the present "border war" which is going on. It is interesting to note that President Eisenhower's reaction to trouble in the Middle East, where aggression may possibly reach the stage of outright war at any moment, is exactly the reaction that former President Truman had with regard to Korea. In fact our entry into World War II, before the United Nations and its agreements came into being, was the immediate result of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Wars are usually the result of overt, direct acts of aggressions — or at least they have been in most of the history of United States participation, Neither President Roosevelt, Truman or Eisenhower had or have any wish to engage' their country in war. But there are times when a nation must fight — as was the case with Pearl Harbor — or when commitments to a world peace' organization such as the United Nations can only be carried out with honor by compliance with all that the membership means. * * * HOW TO BAG AN INDUSTRY. Pella Chronicle — "Announcement was made March 9 that Boone, Iowa, business men had been successful in bringing two new industrial plants to' the city, one a $350,000.00 feed mill and the other a factory to manufacture pre-fabricated farm buildings to cost $150,000.00 and to employ 60 persons. Both plants \yill be erected by Honegger and Co., Inc., of Fairbury, Illinois, which has a similar mill at Fairbury and steel building plants at Fairbury and Mansfield, Ohio. How did this happy result ' for Boone come about? One year ago Boone business, men formed an industrial development corporation and began to solicit new industries. They found one in 1955. On Feb. 20 twelve planes carried a Boone delegation to Fairbury to see Sam Honegger, president of the company, and sold him. They call themselves "The Flying Ambassadors of Boone". Boone business and professional men. have got something. They want industries and get them. It is not enough to issue a polite invitation — a town must sell itself to get results. * * # ONLY HALF THE STORY Decorah' Journal — In 1947, the farmer got 51.4 cents of your food dollar; labor got 24.2 cents; taxes took 3.0 cents; processors took in net profit 5^0 cents, and all other costs accounted for 16.4 cents. In 1955 the picture changed somewhat. Farmers were able to salvage only 39.5 cents; labor gets 31.5 cents; taxes took' 2.8 cents; processors took in net profit 2.9 cents, and all other costs accounted for 23.3 cents. This information is presented in the March 9 issue of "U. S. News and World Report." The article is sub-headed "Farm* sr's Share Shrinks, Labor Takes a Bigger Bite." In this manner, "unbiased" news is used to create distrust between the farmer on the farm and the former farmer who was driven off the farm into the ranks of labor. Why did labor get more of the food dollar? Fancier packages, more processing, made more labor necessary in the industry. Increased cost of living made increase in pay necessary to the laborer. Labor increased its pay to offset its increased cost of living by the collective bargaining process. Farmers experienced ihe same raise in living costs, and in operating costs as well. But farmers failed to band together and bargain collectively to increase their selling prices for commodities to reflect these increased costs. Some farm organization instead asked the H'lViM'nment to reduce costs to balance the budget. They indicated they would accept lower farm appropriations. They stood idly by while the money appropriated for farm programs was fun- ntled into programs for- buy ing farm commodities from processors after those processors had added thtrir profits on to the price. Farm appropriations turned into processor subsidies, while many complained about the farmer getting so much from the nov( rnmcnt. Accurdiim to "U. S. News and World Report," processors' profits appear to have reduced. But "all other costs" increased. That is where processors true profits are hidden. Present laws allow, as pointed out above, for Quicker depreciation schedules and exempt "research" costs from tax. These "research" costs are also excluded from the confessed profit, since they are used to eventually expand tin; business. Thus the illusion is completed without even mentioning that dollar profits rose lor processors as a result of increased volume. While meat processors paid labor S50 million more in 195") tlian in 1954, they paid farmers $700 million lusn for (by their own confession) 13 per cent more pen k. While labor got $50 million processors not $()50 million more plus the per head piofit from l!i per cent mote hogs. + * * President Eisenhower has made his position clear. He has flatly stated that he will require plenty of rest and recreation, and a minimum ol activity and strain a.s President of the United Stales, lie said that in so many words in his TV announcement. He ha:; been fair enough about his health, lie said in effect that is how he shall conduct his office, and the public can make iti own choice. 6 V * Gossip is a way of saying nothing, and still l"aviim nothing unsaid. - Ohio County iV/i.s.) Messenger. ' You Act Like Yob Thought This Was Ybur Government I TON • FROM ttfE'ftte* OF THE ALGONA tflsffiH BBS MOINES APRIL 21,1930 ' .. < : ' ' •' • •• 'BIG BUSINESS' ISSUE. The Democrats are building up an election-year issue, charging the. GOP with increasing favoritism toward big business in awarding defense contracts ,.. Sparked by Sen. John Sp^rk- man of Alabama, the Derriocrats say the Republicans are not giving the small businessman, a fail- shake. ,', They point out that 24 of me country's largest firms — with General Motors in the, lead — got more than half the defense work the last six months... —o—RACIAL. The recent riot by Negroes against mounted police in a Washington park has pro-' ponents of integration worried. • Hundreds of Negroes attacked the police with knives, stones arid clubs when the authorities tried :o quell a disorder at Ft. Dupont Park here. ~ J Meanwhile, housewives have asked the Capital's city police for added protection in their neighborhoods at night because of roving bands of coloi^d, youths. DAIRY SURPLUSES. The number of dairy cows in the U.S has been reduced by 578,000 since 1954... This has reduced our surplus stocks considerably — butter- down 418 million pounds frorrt' 1954; cheese 188 million pounds less,! and surplus non-fat dry milk solids down 591 million pounds; Another reason for reduction of surplus: Per capita consumption of all dairy products is UP 12 pounds per person over 1954... —o— MISCELLANY. Refugees escaping from Czechoslovakia ret- sort a large network of' atpmic- sroof shelters is being built in hat country... Congressmen touring the aircraft carrier Forrestal in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, expressed surprise that the air-conditioned flattop can make almost 200,000 allons of fresh water a day from the sea water ... The Department of Agriculture estimates that farmers this year will have planted 6 million acres less of feed grains... A 4 per cent drop from 1955. FOREIGN AID DOLLAR. Not too clear to many, is the break- dp wn of the President's request to Congress for $4.9 billions in the foreign aid program beginning next July 1. Although Ike said $3 billion is for "military aid", another $1.1 billion is for "defense support", a name which tends to disguise the fact that this money is also for military strength. Thus the real military Ed Kotftrba aid is about $4 billions, and only $750,millibn is for "economic aid" or about two cents out of every "foreign aid" dollar. —b— HEART DISEASE. Two recent newspaper stories have cast some light on the momentous medical advice which encouraged President Eisenhower to seek a 1 second'term. The president's heart specialist, Dr. Paul Dudley^ White', concluded that the chanc-" ,es;Were good for Ike to "carry tin. active life satisfactorily for another five to ten years." Dr. White was also called in when Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson 'suffererd a "mild" heart attack in April 1954. Six weeks later the report was given that Justice Jackson had responded excellently,' and might have' an active and useful life for another 10 years. On October 9, 1954, Justice Jackson died of a second attack, five days'- after he had returned to the bench, and six months after his first attack. —o— WILL BENSON RESIGN. Informed" Washington opinion predicts Sec'y of Agriculture Ezra Taft Benson will not resign, even if President Eisenhower .sjgns a 1956 Farm Bill that scraps sliding scale flexible supports. Sec'y Benson is reported to feel he can work more effectively inside the Gov't than outside, to restore a free market for farm commodities. His recent sta}erne,nts indicate that he views* the 1956 Far,m Act as a one-year deal for 'ftlettion year, with "progress to- warfl the free market" to be re 1 - sumed after the elections are over. Ledyard Soldier Going To Europe Fdri Knox, Ky. — Pfc. Donald L. Teems, son of Mr and Mrs Ey- erette Teems, Ledyard, Iowa, is scheduled to leave the U. S. for Germany next month as part of Operation Gyroscope, the Army's unit rotation plan. Teems' unit, the 3d Armored Division, now stationed at Fort Knox, Ky., will replace the 4th Infantry Division in Europe. Teems, a jeep driver in Company B of the division's ,13th Armored Infantry Battalion, entered the Army in May 1955. He was graduated from Ledyard high school in 1955. DEPORTED Four Mexicans were deported, after stealing nine suits of clothes ai Osceola recently.. Immigration pfficials were called in and the aliens were sent back to Mexico. Out in FRONT| —for 16 straight years more farmers have planted DEKALB CORN than any other Seed Cont City's 1 ttewf mayo,r, P\ J. Heiken, went , into office, with Vigor last week witn 1 a declaration that air forms of gambling ind spiking of drinks in public places in that td.wn must, go. One tavern was closed by: the mayor to prbve he , meant business.' Whether or not any others would have their doors locked due to his decision was 'not known. •-'*;* » - ' : All teachers in the Algona school ; system ' were re-elected and were to receive contracts 'for the next school year, according to Supt. 0. B. Laing. Not only that, but all salaries were 'to be raised two or three percent for the new year. It was not certain all / teachers employed locally would return for the x 1936-37 school year,; and until contracts were returned, the number of vacancies would be unknown. * • ,» . The ladies of ihe Molhodusl Aid at West Bend were startled Wednesday evening when an oil stove they were using suddenly burst into flames. The stove was carried outside by the firemen and damage was slight, although there was plenty of smoke. V * « Latest in a series of stolen car escapades in Algona was reported to local police Friday. Howard Vinson, late local mail carrier, parked his car on State street, and found it missing when he returned. Several Hours later, the vehicle was found, with its motor running, in the driveway at the Vera apartment. Practically all of the autos stolen during the period had been found parked in 'the same place. Maybe the thief just needed a ride home. » * * Plans for a baseball team in Algona during the coming summer were progressing. Under the tentative arrangement, try-outs •were on the slate, and ten players were to be selected. Arrangements for salaries for the ball players had not been completed. It was proposed to play Thursday and Sunday night games here. * 9 » Two Algona school students won honors at Ames Saturday during the annual Science Day at Iowa State College. Luella Bell took second in the competition to name small animals and Wayne Moore vvas fourth out of 100 in the physics problem competition. Fifty -.fpur local students went to Ames for the day. * * * ,Leo Saunders, Bancroft, was elfectfid tpresident^of . the,;young Democrats Club Friday night. Other officers included Imelda Dooley. 'Algona, vice president; John Sheridan, Bancroft, secretary; and Jim Hogan, Whittemore, treasurer. » * • An extension of lime for completion of Algona's street paving until July 1 was given recently by the PWA, whose funds were being used. Street lights were being moved back from the streets so everything would be ready tb go when the paving company moved in to start work. ft was hoped the,.job Would be underway by the middle of, May/ A gpeeiftl <S6inniiife«, including Edward MaWdfiley, Hugh, Blae^ and Herman Wise, was »j»ftj»£ by the president of the Irvfngton '.township sehodL board: to.Inyes* tigate the condition of the.Sexton scnbbl. There has been agitattott for construction of a new build* ing, and it Was this committee's job to report on .the, advisability bf such a project., . ,-' • In J. P. Court , Justice C. H. Q ten cases in his court dUrlhg; the Week. • .. • •>'• - Stop sign violators and dosts weft . i.,> , tfuifibewt, rtJfl id $20 and CharlesJ. Jtoto/-. |ode, ad coilsYCJ. P.tJiffofd,/Burt, l and costs, and D, S, Rogaess,. Wesley, $10 and. costs,! fall for truck overloads;, and H6ger -:E. palmer, Helen J, -LMbaugh vand Raymond Funk, Al&p&a,, and filbert Chevrolet, WHittehibfe, each paid $5 faiid -costs '.tot falling to display license .plates. -..;.,.'. ! STAMP fADS, ink, rubber stamps, daters. etc. at the'Upper ttes Moihea Pub. Co.. office supply IT'S PRATT & LAMBERT NEW LYTALL- FLOWING FLAT in exquisite colors—yes, exclusive 1 wall colors, made to look r/ghf in the home. Use anytime. It's pleasant. There's no objectionable odor. Easy to apply with brush or roller. Dries quickly,'uniformly, without streaks or laps. Best of all this velvet- smooth, durable ajkyd base finish can be washed again and again. Come ,in. 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