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(la.) Upper Dss Molnej Tuesday, Moy 1, 1956 CONSERVATIVE PAPER SEES DANGER IN LOP-SIDED U. S. ECONOMY Not fflhny. v qf our)big daily '.publications- see • • Here' 1 are examples of farm requirements for tjie farmer's side ih the-national economy. The Chicago Daily DroVers Journal, rated among the most outstanding of 1 t,he livestock publications in the country, gives a common sense review of the present farm situation in the editorial which Thta lipped Des Moines reprints'below: "It ,is a mistake to assume, as some uninformed persons seem prone to do in these days of lop-sided economy, that the nation can long continue prosperous with a severely depressed agriculture. , Farmers, although they represent a rapidly declining percentage of the total population,, are important to the economy far beyond their numbers, because of what they produce and what they must buy with which to produce. A look at the unvarnished statistics shows that ,if their business goes to pot, the effect is sure to make itself force-, fully felt in the remainder of the general business picture. Some facts compiled by-H. H. Gordon; president of the agricultural conference board of Virginia, provides impressive evidence to substantiate this statement- First, he noted, about 10 percent of our total labor force is employed on farms (some 6 million people). In addition to these, 10 million workers are employed in.the marketing of farm products and 6 million • more are working' <in plants producing equipment and production supplies for farmers. In other words, agriculture produces employment for. 40 per cent of our nation's workers. Forty per cent of the purchasing power of the nation is directly geared to agriculture. Thousands of small towns and communities are almost entirely dependent on farm buying power. . ' production: 6M: million tons of finished steel; 285 million pounds of rubber; 22 billion kilowatt hours of electricity; 50 million tons'of chemical materials; three fourths of all the tractors used in this country and 20 per cent of all the trucks; 30 per cent of all the toryiage handled by railroads. The farmer's ability to buy these things and the many others he must use on his farm and in his home has a direct effect on a large share of our indus"- trial economy. In addition, the farmer produces 60 per cent of all the raw materials used in the nation. And he lias invested in his enterprise two to three times that per worker in industry. Furthermore,- he pointed out, agriculture has helped make possible the tremendous progress scored in the United States in the past 50 years—' progress which has enabled this, nation' to produce 40 per cent of the world's industrial output. One hundred years ago, two-thirds of ouv work force, was needed to produce the food and fiber for survival. By increasing its efficiency at a .phenomenal rate, agriculture has freed workers until today 10 per cent of the labor force produces 90 per cent, of the food and fiber. The fact that 87 per cent of the American people now make a living in urban pursuits is eloquent testimony'to the efficiency of. agriculture and its contribution to the American standard of liying. In the years ahead, agriculture can continue to serve as efficiently only if farmers remain fi- nanaially solvent. How this is to be accomplished is the problem which currently perplexes the nation.. There'can be no doubt of the importance of this task, even though there are honest differences of opinion as to how it should be done." Persistent fellow. Isn't He ? Republican Banker Wires Ike Veto Disappointment mp ved. No definite plahs for a stand were kr the ' •••" \ new Wind,' .. ' ,> Mt * •*...•*. attd Mrs Heiiiy mann of Irvington were surprisac by a group of friends, relatives and neighbors who came to c|?e< brate the twenty-eighth anrtiVBi" savy of the ScheppmanH's. _ TON ,,.. Koterba GEN. GRUENTHER'S RESIGNATION When the resignation of ' General Alfred Gruenther as supreme commander of the North Atlantic Treaty Alliance was announced, there Was some speculation as to what the 57 year-old general expected to do after retirement. Not so much was said as to why he retired. In view of the fact that the attention of the American public has been so well turned'away ' from affairs international by emphasis on such things as Grace Kelly's wedding and the golf game of the White House incumbent, it is interesting to, find a_ summary of the reasons for the _o»t>i!iflnation.-lit!re~or« a-iaui-at-licied in.a_JTiagaz\ne v article: • . .••'•• ••" — France, hard pressed for troops in Algeria, has pared its original NATO force to a scant 5,000 men. — Britain, plagued by economic problems, is cutting its commitments in the next budget. — NATO's'southern flank is left exposed by a bitter feud among Britain, Greece and Turkey over Cyprus. — Iceland sees no reason for the continued presence of U. S. troops and has asked that they be withdrawn. — Chancellor Adenauer of West Germany, hitherto the continent's most unshakable supporter of NATO and western policy, evidently thinks that the western position on German reunification is crumbling, and has agreed to a'step he swore he would never take: West Germany is to approach Russia directly on the reunification issue. — The United States government seems to have adopted a policy of "drift" which is endangering the whole effort from previous years to build and maintain a .bulwark against Russia, our only possible military i'oe in tin- world. All in all, Gen. Gruenther seems to luivu some good reasons for quitting. And we can only wonder just where the "drift" may carry us in world affairs. * * * Speak kind words and you will hear kind echoes.—Franklin. * * * A person can be innoculated wilh so much religion that he misses the real tinny in religion. ^Uinmt Upper pea 4ft 111 K. Call Street—Phone 1100-Algona, Iowa BENSON'S SMELLY DEAL For some months a Congressional; committee has been trying to get % a "yes" or "no" answer from Secretary Agriculture Ezra Benson on whether he .will act to recover 2V> mililon given away illegally to cheese companies. Benson had been' given untij. April 27 to explain what he planned to do. ' • Back in 1954 Benson "bought" a large supply of cheese and butler from distributors and dealers, and then turned around and "sold" it back to them at a lower price. These products never left the warehouses of these companies, and in effect ; they got'2^ million dollars from Uncle Sam for this maneuver. The payments were later ruled "unauthorized and improper" by the Complroller peneral of Ihe United States. Benson was then called upon to see that a refund was made by the companies concerned, Benson's department stalled, and finally turned it over to the Department of Justice. Nothing further has happened since then. This is one interpretation of the "free enterprise" talk of the Administration. There certainly was plenty of "free" about il — just a mere 2Vz ( Emmelsburg Reporter) When President Eisehhowe vetoed the farm bill last week Adolph A. Spies, of Graettingei vice president of the Iowa Trus and Savings bank^ Emmetsburg and manager of extensive n'orth west Iowa farm holdings, had tr get a "load off his chest." He did it in a wire to the'presi dent, telling him frankly how disappointed he was in the veto. Although a Republican for 35 yeays and a member of' the Palo Alto county GOP -.committee Spies pulled no' punches in his telegram .to the president. "President Eisenhower and his secretary of agriculture, Ezra Benson, simply fail to comprehend Iowa Farm operations anc the problems confronting Iowa farmers," he said when The Reporter callqd him for additiona comment. "It is regretful that our president and Mr Benson, both of whom are undoubtedly sincere do not have the background 01 experience to Understand farming* as it is done in Iowa anc other big farm states. "The secretary, of agriculture should • logically be an Iowan ; someone who ' knows the farm problem; Utah certainly wouldn't be the state to produce such a man." Spies commented that "everyone in a farming community is interested in - farming because basically we all live off the million dollars lost by wrfat strictly dishonest maneuver. appears to be a ill tile pohtoll' (n C'ongt c.ss Issued Tuesdays in lUoii By THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Managing Editor C. S, ERLANUER, Advertising Manager MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF _ CIRCULATIONS _ NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE Weekly Newspaper Representatives. Inc. 404 Fifth A\v., ,NK w N. Michigan. Yoi k 18. N V 1. Ill One Bulh Ye.ir. AltfulKi PIT SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO. Sli.UH sint'ii,- rupif.-, ... . "] Ut . SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH Our \\-j>\ in unc \ L-UI S I .Uii sli.UU Unlli Al^un.-i papers IP. eumbin;iiio N'u Mibscnutior. !e.ss thini U munt. ADVERTISING RATES IJispluy Advcitiitnis, pei inch _ . ^ c OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER NEED TO "SQUEAK," ABOUT NO. 18 Brill News-Tribune — The old saying "the squeaking wheel gets the grease" could well be true in some of our present primary highway improvement. The Iowa Highway commission has heard many groups around Iowa at commission meetings asking for improvements in their respective comr munities. In many cases the action of these community committ'ies has gotten results. It would appear that the only improvement we'll get on Highway 18 between Hutehins uncl the junction of No. 69 will come only after a little "squeaking" from local groups. When we first came to Bntt in 1352 it was understood that No. Ul east of Brill was on the agenda for straightening, leveling of hills and ejjmination of bumps and humps about 1956. This stretch of highway is one of the oldest paved roads in the stale and it is a major highway from Chicago lo Ihe Black Hills. It is carrying an increased amount of traffic despite its 1 condition. It's about time to point out again to the highway commision (in a loud voice) that No. 18 in these parts is far from satisfactory for modern driving. * * * REPLY TO THE GOVERNOR Pat Wolf in Anamosa Journal — Gov. Hoegh slopped in the county the other day to give local Republicans a pep talk. As was tn be expected, the governor blamed all the fanners' woes on the Democrats. He centered his attack on the congressional delay for a farm bill. It seems the Democrats decided to take a lung look at the latest Republican effort. The Republicans are furious about this. The Democrats have good reason to go slow on the faun bill. The previous Republican farm bill would have nut the CiTin in the hands of corporations and Ihe fanners on relief. ll has pui packing houses on easy street and f.:ave the Republicans a slogan about peace and pi osperily. If the Re-publicans f.et another four years to work on the farm situa:ion, Ihe small fanr. will lie a.s anlique as the horse and plow, the fanner will punch a clock beloie he goes to work in the morning. Meanivlule Hie Republicans will be crowing about private enterprise as if it was something invented by Benson and packaged and sold by Eisenhower. And ihen Jb,ere was the persislejil lawyer who .-|nnt a whoK: i-veiiiii'.; trying to break u yii 1's will. --Tax Topics. farm," and, "that is why this veto is so important to alj of us." He said the veto was outr of order ," because "labor, industry) and big business have gotten ths*' increases they asked for all down the line but when the farmer pets this chance to see his condition improved, his ears are knocked down." His wire to the president: President Eisenhower White House Washington, D. C. Three years ago I _personally* shook hands with you'and heard ,you speak at Kasson, Minn. In your speech you promised the •fanner 90 percent of parity, and in another part of your speech, 100 percent of parity. For 35 years ' I have voled Ihe, Republican party and have voted for only Republican presidents. ' I am, also, a member of the Republican county committee. Secretary Benson has done very little for the Iowa farmer but has done a great deal for the Utah wool growers. Why do you insist on a Secretary from Utah remaining in office when it would <oem more feasible to aopoint s secretary of agriculture from the heart of the agricultural region. We, Iowa farmers,, have had a very short corn crop thi.s last Thiursday night. Local business men had been pleading with city officials for more protection .following a series of break-ins anc thefts here recently. It was thought the extra man might give the department a chance to Catch the criminals. The new man had not been' named. He was to be selected by Mayor C F. Specht and Marshal Frank- Green. : * * * An auto accident, termed the worst in Kossuth county's history, took four lives near LuVerne. Two cars, driven by Mrs Arthur Look and Herbert Will, both of LuVerne, were involved in -the crash, which literally tore the twd vehicles apart. Killed besides year and with the extreme shortage of moisture it appears as though wo will -have another short crop this year. The combination of a short crop and a low sealing price for two consecutive years will leave or economy in a disastrous stale. I am an official of a county seat bank and urn a farm manager, and feel it is a grave mistake on your part to veto the bill and aLso to retain Secretary Benson. v Please answer by letter. Adolph Spies Graettinger. Iowa two of Mr Will's .children, Lois, 19, and Jeafiette, 8. The tragedy occurred at a^ county road cornet- near LuVerne where there was at least a quarter-mile of clear vision in all directions. Fiva other persons were injured in the mishap. V • « Algeria's Iwo uptown popcorn stands, owned by Dore Freeh and George Shaddfck, were ordered to move by city officials. It was understood both would remain in the popcorn business, but at sites off the sidewalks in the business district. . • * • T. A. Trauger, candidate' for- sheriff of Kossuth county on the Republican ticket in the primary election, dropped'dead Saturday ifternoon at '3:15 p.m. He : was isbing with O. G. Thompson, manager of the local re-employment office, south of town at the ime of his death. He had appar- nlly been in the best of health, and had been conducting an active' campaign weeks. during recen! Two teams of local sportsmen, members of the Algona unit of the Kossuth Conservation League, were conducting a crow shoot, with points given for foxes, fox pups, crows, young crows and |crow eggs. One team bagged seven foxes during an outing Sunday. • » e The most popular story going around lowh seemed lo be Ihe one aboul a fellow who went to vote during a recent election in Germany. The man gave Hitler a pledge of confidence by voting yes, but was thrown in the clink anyway. Somebody accused him of having his fingers crossed. * * » Beaujification operations at the courlhouse and high school were completed this week. About $200 worth of shrubbery was planted on the lawns of each building, Hand at the courthouse the old bandstand was torn down and re- EISENHOWER HOLDS SUBSTANTIAL LEAD OVER KEFAUVER IN NATIONWIDE "TRIAL HEAT" ELECTION By Kenneth Fink, Director. Princeton Research Service Princeton, New Jersey—A majority of the nation's Voters ques tioned 'by United States Poll staf reporters in a survey just com pleted say they would vote for Dwight D. Eisenhower 'if he, were running for President on the Re publican ticket against Estes Ke fauver on the Democratic ticket Nearly two out of every five say they would vote for Senator ICefauver. _ In other words, at the present •time, the nations voters prefer Eisenhower. over Kefauver by a margin of exactly three to two. 'When U/iited States Poll staff reporters, using the same methods that enabled the United States .Poll to, predict the results of the 1954 nationwide Congressional Elections within three-fourths of one per cent, put the following question to a representative cross- section of the nation's voters: "Suppose Ihe Presidential Elections were being held today. If President Eisenhower were the Republican candidate and Senator Estes Kefauver Were the Democratic candidate, which one would you like to see win?" The vote was: Nationwide Eisenhower —_ 51% Kefauyer 38 Undecided 5 A similar trial heat survey between Senator Kefauver and Presidenl Eisenhower was re- porled by Ihe Unilcd Stales Poll in Marfh, 1955..AI lhat time, the vote divided as follows: * Eisenhower - Kefauver (Reported on March 17, 1955) Eisenhower 51% Kefauyer ...._ 36' Undecided 7 In the 1952 Presidential Elec,ions, Eisenhower received 55.4 jer cenl 'of Ihe two party vote; Stevenson 44.6 per cent. In other words, if the Presi- denlial Eleclions were being held oday, Eisenhower would probably run as well against Kefauver as he did in 1952 against Stevenson — if not better. It must be understood thai today's Poll findings reflect only '"current sentimenl and that opinion may change between now and next IMoyember. Analysis of today's vote indicates that Eisenhower's margin Kefauver comes from the President's popularity with Independent and GOP voters, as well as his ability to attract Democratic voters. For instance, one out of every four Democrats across the nation at the present time says he would vole for Eisenhower; whereas only 2 in- each '100 Republicans say they would vote for Kefauver. At theisame lime, Independent favor Eisenhower over Kefauver by a margin of beller lhan Iwo lo one. Here arc the results by political party affilialion: Democrats Only Eisenhower -- 25% Kefauyer 70 Undecided 5 Republicans Only ! Eisenhower 90% Kefauver 2 Undecided 2 Independents Only Eisenhower C5% Kefauver 28- Undecided _ 7 The Algona Upper DCS Moincs presents the reports of the United Stales Poll exclusively in this area. Watch for them In ..this newspaper. , <, , The United States Poll is a weekly feature sponsored and paid for by a group of the nation's independent newspapers. 36 Million Value Of County Form Products In '54 The value of products sold in 1954 by operators of 3,070 farms in Kossuth County was $36.598,756, according, to a preliminary report of the 1954 Census of Agriculture published by the Bureau of the Census, U. S. Department of Commerce. The value of all crops sold was $15,689,735 and included $15,589,942 for field crops, $98,142 for vegetables, $951 for fruits and nuts, and $700 for horticultural specialties. The value of all livestock and livestoek-prodliets.sold was $20,907,418 and Included $1,487,959 fdf aslfV Bfbdttatil, $2,203,761 for poultry Iftd ppWw, frfoduets, and <f77l26;698 *«»;'• livestock '• and UvesWck .products. t,j ! , The value of fdrest products sold from- the -county's farms waS $1,603., ';•-•--', Infornjatipn on the/Value of farm products sold .is presented for each c6un'ty"in a preliminary Stdte repprfc copies of .which may be burehasfdjrom the Bureau of the Census, Washington 25, D. C at 10 cents; each, . . Extensibn Units Meet And Plan Two more Kossuth Extension Jouhcil program planning committees met the p^t week/These men are all Extension Council members and the'ii- job is to plan educational activities for the comjng year ih cooperation .with County Extension Personnel and Iowa State College. The Livestock Committee members are- Richard O'Green, Paul Bernhard, Ervin BanWart, ,W. H. Bosworth Harry Neffzigef, Albert Looft! Don Budlong, Rudy Peterson and Claude Seely,\ , The Farm 6nd Home, Development Committee members are— C. W.• Schlichting, Willie Murra, Don Fett,. Maurice Keil, John Rippentrop, Hugo Melz and Albert Meyer. . Boy, 5, Injured Rickie Woods, 5 year old son of Mr and Mrs Lawrence Woods of Hillcrest Court, fell last'week at S lay and broke his collar bone. e is getting along nicely. UDM Classifieds Pay Dividends Understand Your Child Sponsored by Slate University of Iowa Child . Welfare Research Station WHAT CAN I DO NOW? Betty Ann's father and a friend left for downtown, leaving the rest_ of the family and several friends sitting on th.e front porch. Betty ran after the men, asking to go with them. As it was evening, her father explayi- ecl thai it was too late to take'her this time. With her dolly in her arms she stood out on the side? walk screaming and jumping Up and down, .but no one paid any attenlion to her. Finally, knowing that she could not go, she stopped crying and came toward the house saying, "Dolly's so tired." What a perfect description of the weariness lhal may follow an outburst of temper! Emotions going uncpntrdlled can bring chagrin to a sensitive" child, so activities that will absorb energy and' develpp the child's^intcrcsl are nepe^sary. The poet Slevenson's "iriie, world is so full of a number of things, I'm sure we should all be as happy as kings," has meaning' for the busy, happy chil,d. .Parents have asked how the& can keep an 'active child busyT There has recently been published a small book, Creative Activities, which will help in answering "What, can I do how?" It is illustrated by 1 drawings and discusses many types of activilies for children at home. The grownups who supervise will help adapt it to the .children. It has suggestions for paper work, finger •painting, rhythm instruments, projects in wood, nature study, even cpoking- cipes. TheVe finger, painting, made clay, etc. . _„ Dorothy Haupt and D. Keith Osborn, it costs one dollar and ma3 be ordered from: The-Merrill- Palmer • School, 71 East Ferrj Avenue, Detroit 2, Michigan. Anolher book recommended by an experienced nursery school teacher is Art; for the Family from the Museum of Modern Art. New .York C^ty. ,It is ib^Wicfer'- D'Amico, Frances Wilson' and • Moreen Masej;. .and.,qosts!ja»o,daU lar. ' Order from Simon and Shuster, New York City, N. Y. very simple re- are ' recipes for paste, home. Written by MAY is BEEF MONTH Kossuth County, Iowa, Beef Ass'n, WE'RE GIVING MOTHER A BEDROOM TELEPHONE... ...IN HER CHOICE ...WITHA OF COLORS... 'SPRING CORD... 20TCSBS AGO IN THK FROM THE FILES OF THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES MAY 5, 1936 Leland Meyer,_ 17-year_ old Whittemore youth, was held up and rubbed by two men while on the way to his brother's home Saturday night. The hold-up men got ¥10.50 in eash, asked for the youth's watch, but he didn't have one. The boy reported the barrels of the guns carried by the men "looked as big as nail kegs!" The two robbers jumped into the road juht us Lehuicl came driving by. Hashed their guns and forced the- driver to stop. There was TO ear nearby that could have been used io a get-away, and vary few elut's for authorities to go on. AP e*Jra palrolman for th,g Alyoiiu poliix department was approved by thu city cuyncil ...AND HER OWN DIRECTORY LISTING! A wonderful Mother's Day gift coming up I There'- a wealth of gift ideas in the new telephone conveniences now available —telephones with light-up dials, volume control phones, speaker-phones for "no hands" telephoning, space-saving wall phones. And there are now eight glamorous sl\ac(es to choose froro in, selecting a, colored telephone. You can order any pi these conveniences for iftstaljatipn wherever your Mother may,toe living —even in another stafe, Charges will, be billed to you. Ma,ke your Mpther's Day gjft truly thoughtful, truJy lasting. Call your W phpne JJusine^s/Gfficp for full details. Northwestern, ''*.: ''it

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