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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, May 1, 1956
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2-Alflono (la.) Upper Des Moinej Tuesday, May 1, 1956 tippet fle$lotoe$ •••••^^••••^••^•••^•^^•••••^••••••l* CONSERVATIVE PAPER SEES DANGER IN LOP-SIDED U. S. ECONOMY Not many of our big daily publications see the farmer's side in the national economy. The Chicago Daily Drovers Journal, rated among the most outstanding of the livestock publications in the country, gives a common sense review of the present farm situation in the editorial which The Upper 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 pol, the effect is sure to make itself forcefully 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. Here are examples of farm requirements for production: 6 Vis 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 tonnage 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 industrial economy. Jn addition, the farmer produces 6D per cent of all the raw materials used in the nation. And he has 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 our 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 t)f agriculture and its contribution to the American standard of living. In the years ahead, agriculture can continue to serve as efficiently only if farmers remain 'financially 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." GEN. GRUENTHER'S RESIGNATION BENSON'S SMELLY DEAL 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 resignation.'Here'are a few as listed in a magazine 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 Adenauc-r 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 foe in the world. * All in all, Gen. Gruenther seems to have 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 innocul,ated with so much religion that he misses the real thing in religion. JUgmut Upper plrs ^touica 111 E. Call Street—Phone 1100-Algona, Iowa Entered us second class mutter at the pustoffk-e ;il Algona, Imvu. under Act oi 'Congress ol March 3. mitt. Issued Tuesdays in 1956. By THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R B WALLER, Managing Editor CVS. ERLANDER, Advertising Manager NATIONAL ASVQdNUIAN :y ^J \-/ A f ( U I «. T E MI M B £ » MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU CIRCULATIONS NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE Weekly Newspaper Representatives, Inc. 404' Fifth Aye.. New York 18, N. Y. N. Michigan. Chicago 1, HI. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KQSSIJTH CO. Holh Alson.i pupi.'1-s in i-ombinatiun, per year - S5.W SSlllfelL' Cul'lr.-! . -..'..--- - - 10f SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH Ouv Yvar HJ S-TOii Bulh Alguna luii'ws ij'. combinaUun. one jeur ...sti.OU No subsc'iiptior. It-fcb than G months. ADVERTISING HATgS OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER 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 2'/2 million given away illegally to cheese companies. Benson had been given urjtil April 27 to explain what he planned to do. Back in 1954 Benson "bought" a large supply of cheese and butter from distributors and dealers, and then turned around and "sold" it back ,to them at a lower pric6. These products never left the warehouses of these companies, and in effect they. got.2,'i million dollars from Uncle,Sam,for this maneuver. The payments were later 'ruled "unauthorized 'and improper" by the Comptroller General of v the 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 yprtainly was plenty of "free" about it — just a mere 2Vii million dollars lost by what appears to be a strictly dishonest maneuver. * + * NEED TO "SQUEAK" ABOUT NO. 18 Britt News-Tribune — The old saying "the squeaking wheel gets the grease" could well be true in some of our present primary highway im provement. The Iowa Highway commission has heard many groups around Iowa at commission meetings asking for improvements in their respective communities, In many cases the action of these community eommittr-es has gotten'results. It would appear that the only improvement we'll get on Highway 18 between Hutchins and the junction of No. 69 will come only after a little "squeaking" from local groups. When we first came to Britt in 1952 it was understood that No 18 east of Britt was on the. agenda for straightening, leveling of hills and elimination of bumps and humps about 1956. This stretch of highway* is one of the oldest paved roads in the state and it is a major highway from Chicago to the Black Hills. It is carrying an*"increased amount of traffic despite its 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 stopped in the county the other day to give local Republicans a pep talk. As was to be expected, the govern* blamed all the farmers' woes on the Democrats. He centered his attack on the congressional delay fur a farm bill. It seems the Democrats decided to take a long look at the latest Republican effort. The Republicans are furious about this. The Democrats have good reason t(j go slow on the farm bill. The previous Republican farm bill would have put the farm in the hands of corporations mid the farmers on relief. It has put packing houses <>n easy street and gave the Republicans a slogan about peace and pi o^perity. If tin: Kc.'publicans get another four years to work un the farm situation, the sniMll farm will be as antique as the horse and plow, the farmer will punch a clock belou- he goes to work in the morning. Meanwhile vht- liepublit-ans will he crowing about private enlei-pi ite as if it was something invented by Benson ami packaged and.sold by Eisenhower. >> -j * And then there was the persistent lawyer who .jv-nt v.h»l, (. M !,ii, tivum to bieak a girl's will -Tax T.,j. Persistent Fellow, Isn't He ? Republican Banker Wires Ike Veto Disappointment moved. No definite plans for a new band stand were in the Wind. ., * » * M* and Mrs Hanty 8ch*pp- mann of Irvington were surprised by a group of friends, relatives and neighbors who came to celebrate the twenty-eighth annivif- sary of the Schepprtiann's. ( Emmetsburg Reporter) When President Eisenhower vetoed the farm bill last week, Adolph A. Spies of Graettinger, vice president of the Iowa Trust and Savings bank, Emmetsburg, and manager of extensive north* west Iowa farm holdings, had to get a "load off his chest." He did it in a wire to the president, telling him frankly how disappointed he was in the .veto. Although a Republican .for 35 years 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 and the problems confronting Iowa farmers," he saitl when The Reporter called him for additional comment. "It is regretful that our president and Mr Benson, both of whom are undoubtedly sincere, do not have the background or experience to understand farming as it is done in Iowa and other big farm states. "The secretary of agriculture should logically be an lowaa someone who knows the farm problem; Utah certainly wouldn't be the state to produce such q man." Spies commented that "everyone in a farming community is Thursday night. Local business- 4nen had been pleading with city officials for more protection following a series of break-ins and 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. ' . i * * + 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 two vehicles apart. Killed besides interested basically in we farming all live because off the farm," and, "that is why this veto is so important to all of us." He said the veto vvas. out of, order ; because "labor, industry' and big 'business have gotten the 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 farmer 90 percent of parity, and in another part of your speech, 100 percent of parity. For 35 years I have voted the Republican party and have voted for only Republican presidents. I am, also, a member of the Republican county committee. • ' Secretary Benson has dune very little for the Iowa farmer but has clone a great Heal for the Utah wool growers. Why do you insist on a Secretary from Utah remaining in office when it would seem more feasible to aopnint a secretary of agriculture from the heart of the agricultural region. .We, Iowa farmers, have had a very short corn crop this las! year and with the extreme shortage of moisturo it appears us though we 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 state. I am an official of a county seat bank and am a farm manager, and feel it is ;» grave mistake on your part to veto the bill and also to retain Secretary Benson. Please answer by letter. Adolph Spies Graettinger, Iowa O.IOA\ P L1B S - T IM two of Mr Will's children, Lois, 19, and Jeanette, 8. The tragedy occurred at a county road corner near LuVerne where there was at least a quarter-mile of clear vision in all directions. Five. other persons were injured in the •nishap. • * • Algona's two uptown popcorn stands, owned by Dore Freeh and George Shaddick, were ordered to mov.e 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 afternoon 'at '3*15. p.m. He was fishthg with O. G. Thompson. manager of the local re-employment office, south of town at the e of hifi death. He had apparently been in the best of health, and had been conducting an active campaign during recent weeks. * _ * 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. * 4 t The most popular story going around town seemed to be the one about a fellow who went to vote during a recent election in Geimany. 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. fj * # Beaulification operations at the courthouse and high school were completed this week. About $200 worth of shrubbery was planted on the lawns of each building, and at the courthouse the old bandstand was torn down and re- TON Kottrbt 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 questioned by United States Poll staff reporters in a survey just {completed say they would vote for Dwight D. Eisenhower if he were running for President on the Republican ticket against'Estes Kefauver on the Democratic ticket. Nearly two out of every five say they would vote for Senator Kefa uver. In other words, at the present lime,' the. nation's voters prefer Eisenhower over Kefauver by a margin of exactly three to two. When United 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 the Presidential Elections were being held today. If President Eisenhower were the Republican candidate and Senator Estcs Kefauver were the Democratic -candidate, which one would you like to see win?" The vote was: Nationwide Eisenhower „._ 57% Kefauver 38 Undecided 5 A similar triaj heat survey between Senator Kefauver and President Eisenhower vvas reported by the United States Poll in March. 1955. At that time, the vote divided as follows: - Eisenhower - Kefauver (Reported on March 17, 1955) Eisenhower 57% Kefauver 36 Undecided 7 In the 1952 Presidential Elections, Eisenhower received 55.4 per cent of the two party vote; Stevenson' 44.6 per cent. .In other words, if the Presidential Elections were being held today, Eisenhower would probably, run as well against Kefauver as he did in 1952 against .Stevenson — if not better. It must be understood that today's Poll findings reflect only current sentiment and that.opin- ion may change between now and next November. Analysis of today's vote indicates that Eisenhower's margin oyer 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 the same time, Independents favor Eisenhower, over Kefauver by a margin of better than two to one. Hero are the results by political party affiliation: Democrats Only Eisenhower 25% Kefauver 70 Undecided 5 Republicans Only Eisenhower 9(5% Kefauver . 2 Undecided - , Independents Only Eisenhower ,-. 65% Kefauver -- 2« ' Undecided .- 7 The Algona Upper DCS Moincs presents the reports of the United States Poll exclusively in this area. Watch for them in this newspaper. The United States Poll is a weekly featitre 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 livestock products sold was $iO,- 907,418 and included $1,487,959 for dairy produxSM, $2,293,761 for poultry ind fctoiltty products, and *i7,l25,698 for livestock and livestock products. The value of forest products sold from the county's farms was $1,603. Information on the value of farm products sold is presented for each county in a preliminary State report, copies of which may be purchased from the Bureau of the Census, Washington 25, D. C., at 10 cents each. Extension Units Meet And Plan Two more Kossuth Extension Council program planning committees met the past week. These men are all Extension Council members and their job is to plan educational activities for the coming year in cooperation with County Extension Personnel and Iowa 'StMe College. The Livestock Committee members are— Richard O'Oreen, Paul Bernhard,' Ervin Banwart, W. H. Bosworth, Harry Neffziger, Albert Looft, Don Budlong, Rudy Peterson and Claude Seely. The Farm and Home Development Committee members are— ; C. W. Schlichting, Willie Murra, Don Fett, Maurice Keil, John Rippentrop, Hugo Melz and Albert Boy, 5, Injured Rickie Woods, 5 year old son of Mr and Mrs Lawrence Woods of Hillcrest Court, fell last week at play and broke his collar bone. He is getting along nicely. UDM Classifieds Pay Dividends Understand Your Child Sponsored by State 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 the front porch. Betty ran after the men, asking, to go with them. As it was evening, her father explained that it was too late to take her this time. With her dolly in her arms she stood out on the sidewalk screaming and jumping up and down, but no one paid any attention 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 that may follow an outburst of temper! Emotions going uncdnTi'plled can bring chagrin to a sensitive child, so activities that Will absorb energy and develop the child's interest 'are ne.qessary. The poet, Sievenson's "The 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 child. . Parents have asked how they can keep an active child busy. There has recently been published a small book, Creative Activities, which will help in answering '/What . can I do now?" It is illustrated by drawings and discusses many types of activities for children at home. The-grown,ups 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 cooking — very simple recipes. There are recipes for finger painting, \ paste, homemade clay, etc. Written by Dorothy Haupt and D. Keith Os~born, it costs one dollar and maj be ordered from: The Merrill' Palmer School, 71 East Ferry Avenue, Detroit, 2, Michigan. Another book recommended by a'n experienced nursery school teacher is Art for the Family from .the Museum of Modern Art, New ' Yoflii- City'^^' D'Amico. 'Frances s Wilson _,and _ Moreen Maser, and costs one dollar. Order from Simon and Shuster, New YorJ< City, N. Y. MAY is BEEF MONTH! Kossuth County, Iowa, Beef Ass'n. WE'REGIVING MOTHER A BEDROOM TELEPHONE*... ...IN HER CHOICE OF COLORS... 20 EBBS' 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 Satin day night. The hold-up men got $10.50 in cash, iiskfd I'm- the youth's vvatcii, but lie didn't have line. The boy reported the bai- ruls of the guns carried by the. men "looked as big as na:] keys. 1 ' The two robbers jumped into the road just as Lclund came driving by. Hashed '.heir guns and lorced the driver to stop. There no ear nearby that could have been ustd in a get-away, and very lew eiues for authorities to go un. '*• -.• .V An extra patrolman for the Algona ]>ol:e<.- iicp;n tiiieia --.'.-as approved by the city council ...WITH A SPRING CORD... ...AND HER OWN DIRECTORY LISTING! A wonderful Mother's Day gift coming up! There'- a wealth of gift ideas in the now 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 shades to choose from hi selecting a colored telephone. You can order any of these modern conveniences tor installation wherever; your Mother may be living — even in another state. Charges will be billed to you. Make your Mother's Day gift truly thoughtful, truly lasting. Call your Telephone Business Oflice for lull details. Northwestern Bell Telephone Company

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