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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, May 8, 1956
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2-Algona (la.) Upper Dei Mollies Tuesday, May 8, 1956 FOREIGN "AID X/ FIRE There is'ljsecorid "long"' look boihfcf taKeh'. at U. S. financial cdmmitnienls abi'oad -•- foreign aid as we have .been calllrfg .It, For the; first time" in the past seven years, since NATO was organized, there is some questioning ih bbth Republican- and Democratic party cir• cles, .as to Whether. or not bur donated fiinds need be Such a staggering total, ;aH"d indeed, whether or not the rri0riey,,ik;b'eihg Spent wisely. . . In the saveh years since NATO wins organized, the 14 member .-nations have spent a total of $312 billion for military. defense, of which $262 billion was! spent by the U. S. and the: other remaining $60 billion by. |he other 13 countries. At the outset, it was pretty well agreed that the tJ. S. should carry a substantial portion of the NATO cost, which we did. But seven years have -passed* artd instead of the NATO financial support becoming less, it is getting larger. In fact the new appropriation asked by the Administration for the coming year is over two -'billion dollars GREATER than it was for the past year, . ' •Behind the .uneasy feeling in regard to the tremendous sums' We are being asked to donate, is the question;of how the money: is being spent, and whether or not the United States is gaining -anything by the expenditure. Only last week, the American Society of Newspaper Editors, meeting in Washington, was asked: "Is the United States losing the cold war?" The editors voted a pessimistic, but resounding yes, 54 to 27. In other words, we do; not seem to be able to buy our way into a cold war victory with foreign aid financial appropriations. The problefrt is not one. of Democrat or Republican. It is one of national policy; perhaps we would be much farther ahead to trim our foreign commitments to such substantial things as food, rather than cash for foreign military hnd economic development, like a dam in Egypt. * * * THE "ONE PARTY PRESS" When- President Eisenhower vetoed the farm bill, and thereby boomeranged the whole question back into, the lap of Congress, .there was an amazing unifbrrriity in v ' the. editorials of most of our dailies who joined in a chorus, of editorial; praise for the veto. They lauded Ike's "courage" and "statesmanship"; -they praised .him for placing "convictions"' above "political expediency." What'if he had signed the bill? Would' these same newspapers have criticized him? We'll bet they would not. They would have found a host of- reasons to: justify and 'rationalize his actions. ..... ' We only mention this because the daily press has obviously developed an attitude that President Eisenhower is always right; that he is above criticism; that "the King can do no wrong." These editorials showed more graphically than ever before the extent to which the daily newspapers of this country have become a "one party press." It may be fine for the President to live such a "charmed life", immune from editorial criticism, but is it a good thing for the country when the press thus abdicates all objectivity'.' * * * There have been many fine men in both American political parties who have served under administrations of both. There were Henry L. Stimson, John Sherman Cooper, Frank Knox, John Winant, John J. McCloy, Warren Austin, Robert Patterson and others, all Republicans who served under Democratic administrations. In fact it sometimes seems that we have better Republicans in government under Democratic administrations than wu get under the Republicans. * » * "We have been wilnessing a transition io government by public relations experts, from the White House on down. Today we have in government people who seem tu think it is just a big S 1 10W — where professional experts arc hired Vn fool tlie people and make them like it." — Senator Hubert Humphrey (D-Minn.). ^Igmut Upper pcs ifiohus 111 E. Call Street— Phone 1100-Algomi, Iowa Enlerccl as sci-mul fl.iss mailer ;it Hie puslcillu-e a I Algua.i. luwa. under Act ui Congress fjl March 3, 18T.I. _ ___ _ Issued Tuesdays in 1956 By THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R B. WALLER, Managing Editor C. S. ERLANDER, Advertising Manager NATIONAI ED IT^ R LA I kTlAN AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE Weekly Newspaper Reprc-scntjiUvus. Inc. 404 Fifth Aye.. New York 18, NY. . 333 N. Michigan, Chicago 1. 111. SUBSCRIPTION HATES IN KOSSUTH CO. One- Vcar in advance }H,th Ali-,1,:. papcT!,. in cumU.natiun. Single ' ----- f-4!!! year Soli" Snge uiju ---------------------- ----SUBSCRIPTION RATE? OUTSIDE KOSSUTH •'.'I!'',, M^V^"^ JombiiYaUon."'./.* year ~ .'..Uw No subsvriptior. less than B months. ADVERTISING BATES Oup'-jv Ailvi-ili .ing. I"--!' inch -------------- ..... ---Me OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER Candidate Eisenhower, Kassorl, Minn., 1962: ' "Here and now, Wtthoui any 'ifs' or 'huts', 1 say Jo ybu lhat 1 aland behind—' and Ihe Republican pafly Stands behind — the price support laws now 6ft Ihe books. This includes . . . 90 per cent of parity . . . and a fair Share is not merely 90 per cent of parJfy—it is full Rarity." Candidate Eisenhower, Brookings, S. D., 1952: , "The Republican party is pledged to ihe sustaining of the 90 per cent'parity, price support, and It is pledged eveii mbre to helping the farmer obtain his full parity, 100 per cent parity, with the guarantee of 90." WHERE THE "SPREAD" COMES IN Official economic figures published recently, show that under the present national Administration, farmers have suffered a 14 point drop in their parity positions — that is in relation to the prices they receive for their crops and the prices they pay for industrial products they buy. But, of this 14 point drop, 12 were caused by "falling farm prices", one point was caused by increased taxes and interest, and only one point by higher industrial prices — which would include labor's wage increases. In other words, it is the loss of farm income that has brought about nearly all of the 14 point drop. This, in turn, explains exactly why a news story from Rock Island, 111. reported that Minneapolis-Moline had laid off all but 100 of its personnel in Moline, and why International Harvester's Farmall works at Rock Island cut employment by 1,500 people. There are still some in high places who refuse to read their history, who refuse to realize that every depression in American history has started 'on the farm. But there are little items creeping into print, here and there, which give mute testimony to the fact that when the farm income is not on a fairly equal ratio with the rest- of the country, and the farm belt loses its buying power, the seed of a growing paralysis of the economy has been planted. . * * __ » ARE FARMERS EXPENDABLE ? Deborah Journal — Recently the Wall Direct Journal printed an article in which the attempt by some members of congress to bolster the family farming enterprise met with high scorn and ridicule. The substance of the article was that if fanners netting less than, $2,50.0, per,.year^are encouraged to stay on the farm they are being asked to accept a form of slavery. The Wall Street Journal succeeded magnificently in missing the whole point concerning the American family farm entei prise. The point is that if farm prices were adjusted to reflect the cost of production plus a fair profit, then the net profit of those who now net $2,500 annually would be increased to $3,125. This is assuming that the Department of Agriculture is accurate in saying that farm prices for 1955 stood at 80 per cent of parity. An annual income oi $3,125 is noi riches, but it does compare favorably with the average industrial worker's income. The average industrial worker, if he works Ihe entire year without lay-off, would make between $3,000 and $3,700. The apparent logic of such articles as the Wall Street Journal printed is the kind that our city cousins read and arc tempted to believe. In this way, other Americans are led to believe things about farmers which are not true. Has our President been reading and been impressed tay such articles? Has he been led astray by "logic" that will not look and see the obvious truth'.' His decision to veto the recent farm bill would seem to indicate as much. While the bill was far from perfect for family farmers', at least it promised some improvement over sliding scale price supports. » * * BIG PUBLICATIONS GET SUBSIDIES Grundy Register — Some of our farmers who now find it hard to make ends meet feel like apologizing to the government for the little government help they have been receiving. The help the average fanner has been receiving from his government is just chicken feed in comparison to the gobs big business has been taking. The big publications, the most of which have been pointing the finger of shame at the mediocre subsidies that have come to farmers through support prices, are themselves among the group that receive government .subsidies in millions. The posl office department has been complaining about losing money, and to make up the deficit the PMG is urging Congress to permit him to raise letter postage from 3 to 4 cents. That raise, he says, would wipe oiil the deficit. It isn't Ihe .-mall mail patrons who are losing thi 1 post office department money. The big mailers, Ihe publi.-hors of the big magazines and the big dailies have been getting subsidies that run into tin: millions. The posl office department has been losing an average' of U million dollars a year in late ycais lor handling Life Magazine, over 8 million dollars a year on the Saturday Evening Post. All otlu r magazines with circulations running into the millions each get subsidies running into millions lhat make the subsidy that farwt.T* get look like peanul.s. Tin 1 big daily newspaper* which have been critical of the small government aid lhat has been coming to iarmers receive gilts or subsidies from the guvernmenl lhat run into the millions. Farmers do not need to apologize for the small aid they have been getting from their gov- einmenl. They should w:iit until the biy indu.J Inalists first do Ihe aouluyizing. Now Is Everything Perfectly Clear? /.'.ffjftHH . Koterba POSTMASTER POLITICS. Republicans who handle patronage jobs are deeply bitter at the Democrat-cqntrolled Senate. for sitting on more than 1,200 Republican postmaster nominations. The President sent 1,500 nominations to the Senate lor confirmation. Only 218 were ap : proved. , .: Republicans, charge that the Democrats are dallying Until : the November election, hop-ing to ge\ a Democrat in the White House JOHNSON FOR PRESIDENT? There is now some serious thought being given by top Democratic leaders to running Sen. Lyndon Johnson for President "all the way"—not merely asjrexas' r -"favorite son" candidate ai«»trie. convention ... ,."...'. •JbrVrison's heart attack? Welli after all, say Johnson's friends, Ike suffered one, too. Adlai Stevenson, then, would make a "logical" running mate on the ticket, say the Democrats. —o— FLORIDA CONTEST. In our recent visit to Florida, we found the folks literally yawning about the upcoming May 8 Democratic primaries. 't "It's like voting for the lesser of two evils," many voters said. Those who dislike Stevenson, dislike him mildly. But Sen. Estes Kefauver's enemies dislike him fiercely — because of his strong stand for racial mixing. There will be a number of write-ins for "dark horso" Frank Lausche, Governor of Ohio ... —o— HIGHWAY LOBBYISTS. Activity by Washington lobbyists during the natural gas debate was mild by comparison to the agitation by lobbyists for and against the $51 billion road program. A Texas congressman said they remind him of "a swarm of bees" around an over-ripe melon." Among the lobbyists: Utility officials who want the government to pay thq cost of moving their electric and phone lines. ,. City and county officials who want Uncle Sam to pay the cost of buying rights-of'-way in their areas. And the truckers, of course, who don't want to pay as large a share of the burden as Congress wants them to. NIXON ANNOUNCEMENT. When Vice President Nixon confirmed he would be President Eisenhower's running mate, God and the convention willing, newspaper publisher;; meeting in New York debated the decision in smoke-filled rooms. Concensus among Republican publishers: "It was the best thing for the F tpublican parly." Democratic publishers concluded: "President Eisenhower's health will now become an even greater campaign Issue . . .'' —o— MISCELLANY. The government is getting ready to ship $2,460,000 worth of ghee to Pakistan ... Ghee is made by boiling butter ... Democrats are striving to adjourn Congress sooner than the Julv 15 date mentioned ear'ier by lawmakers . . . Reason, say Republican leaders, is that the jJtmocrats figure the .soone Congress is adjourned Ihe li 1 ;; chance the Republican administration will have to j.;ot Us program into law . . . ENROUTE FROM THE SOUTH In little towns of Georgia, Florida, Virginia and the Carulinys, one is surprised—in view uf the big scaie headlines—at the ab- .-ence of racial strife . . . Wu talked to Negroes ana while,-- in Mam Street grocer.-, stoics uncl by-way filling stations. Without exception, both sides told us in apparent sincerity: "If the outsiders let us alone, we'll get along ... It's not us who's stiri'ing up trouble—it's the 'foreigners' from up North." ; ITOERSJO THE EDITOR EXPRESSES OPINION Editor, Upper Des Moines: . ,It is good to find a few honest men in this Republican admin- istratidh. H. "R. 'Gross and Congressman Jensen are not "afraid to speqk their minds against the rest of them that want to run the small farmer out of business. If the hog and cattle raiser had been given any kind of help, and spending a 100 million with the packers isn't doing it, the present price thing would not trouble us. Let's put the blame where it belongs. There is no surplus piling up from the average size operator—only the big operator produces any surplus, yet they want to cut out all the small fellows and have only big operators. Maybe a law putting a limit on the amount of corn that can 'be sealed would be a solution. Or maybe a limit on the number of sows that you can keep on & forty, eighty, or 100 and so on would work. In the Hoover depression I lost a lot of land like thousands of others. If the Republicans gel in agqin we'll see it all over again. The same thing is going, to happen. And it does nqt seem to mo that land prices tan stay up it farm prices stay down. We didn't think the price of land could go down in thu Hoover administration, but it did, more than $200 an acre. Net profit:; of manufacturers in 1955 rose by 35% reports say. I know a young farmer who liar! borrowed $4,000 to get started after he came home from the army twice. He recently took his qwn life because of what happened to the farm prices. If the U.S. wants to see the worst depression on record just vote for Ike, whose economic- advisors told a group of Iowa State college students that it is inevitable that the small 100 acre farms will fade from the scene. We do not have an overproduction if the poor people can buy food, and there are 30 million families in the U.S. who are underfed. George Larson Titonka, Iowa the full load. Of course it was possible the outlaws planned a tHlfd trip :to .the creamery' in the rteaf future. Entrande to the bUIIdirig was gairied . through n window, broken for'the purpose. A door was then opened • the inside, making the theft a cinch. Fenton town officials sent a request to Des Moines for a state bureau of investigation; agent < to study the slim clues, provided. , » * « T firH. Millet, Algona, Was elected president of the KossUth County Bankers' Association at its meeting here last week. Other officers named were A. C. Kennedy, Bancroft,; vice president; John ; Hutchison, Wesley, secretary^ and: Herman JRachUt, Burt, treasurer.: ; Banking problems or mutual iriterest ; were discussed during the business meeting. ; * . * * A forme* Burt girl, Mrs Robert S. James, 28, was' murdered in California.' The young woman, whose maiden name was Mary Emma Busch, was found face down in a fish pond. Her husband was accused of the murder, Authorities claimed he murdered her, then tried to make the act look like an accident. « * * Algona's proposed new bandstand was proving to be a real problem for the city council and park board. The old stand, which held down a corner of the courthouse lawn for many years, was torn down recently, and since then no headway had been made toward planning for a new one. The council had no money in the band fund, and the park board had never made a tax levy to cover costs of building a bandstand—and the problem apparently would go unsolved. * * * Junior-Senior banquets were numerous around the county. During the past week, groups from LuVerne and West Bend had held fetes, 'and many more were on the docket during coming weeks. * « » A contest, designed to give some deserving Kossuth county working girl a 10-day vacation trip to Texas, was being sponsored by the Upper Des .Moines and State Theater. Any working girl in the -county was eligible to enter, and the winner would be decided by vote after all entries were in. The winner was to receive an expense-paid round-trip to Dallas for a stay at the exposition. Hospitality of the entire stpte of Texas had been guaranteed to the winner by a representative of the Texas Centennial Exposition. * » * Gabby Street,' former manager of the world champion St. Louis Cardinals, was giving Algona's semi-pro baseball team a hand. Street, now manager of the St. Paul Saints of the American Association, was responsible for sending two Northern League in- fielders^tathe loca.l squad, which; was to open its 1936 season Sunday at Humboldt. * « * Algona high's track Jeam took fourth in the North Central Gon- •ference meet Saturday at Hum. boldt with 30 points. Webster '.City was crowned champion. , Honor Bert Rctmus Bert Ramus of LuVerne was elected third vice president of the Iowa branch of the National League of Postmasters at the group's convention. • ., _... See, Swurlfy Vlslf A ' representative of the .Port Dodle Social SedtlTily district of* fice will te irf the 'basement of the Post Office in Algona on Thursday, May 10, between: thd hours of 9:30 arid 2:30. She.Will be glad to answer quefijibns about social ^P" 1 !^,, a ^L« SS * is ! in the filing of applications fof social security ; benefits. Understan Your Child THE CHILD WHO WON'T "SIT" • Mrs HUghes was exasperated and ' embarrassed. "Oh! I jUst don't know what's got into that child. She never used to act this way with babysitters, but the last few times we've tried to go out, she's just had fits! I'm afraid we'll just have to stay home. Mr Hughes will take you homeland I'll pay you for the time you would have been here. Honestly, I don't know what to do—it just makes me seethe, but I can t just tell her that we're going out, and then go out, when she gets so upset about it, can I?" The babysitter smiled sympathetically. "Some children just .seem to have periods when they're especially bothered by having their parents leave," she said. "Even those who used to be just fine seem to get upset sometimes. But there are some things that might help. Some time when you want to go out, I might come over early, so I can just sort of be around while she's getting undressed, and then maybe I can help tuck her into bed. That way I can do things in the way that she's used to having them done at bedtime, and she'll get used to my being here at her bedtime. I have a .couple of little toys that I could bring over for her tb play with before ( she gets ready for bed* too. You might tell me about any • things that she especially likea to do, that she doesn't often get to do, and I could db them With her."' , • • . • Mrs Hughes thought these were good 'suggestions.'"But What if we do all these things and she- still fusses?" she asked. "Well, perhaps , you can, be gentle but very firm' in explaining that it's something, that you and your husband want' very much to go to. You can explain that I'll telephone you if any- thing'happens. She may fuss ti time or two, but I think she'll soon be less unhappy 'about knowing that you're. .ting out." The Hugheses found that these suggestions didn't work an immediate cure, but they did help to smooth the problem. They also noticed that haying the same sitter as much as possible made It easier for their daughter.' A little extra attention at supper and bedtime helped, .too, as did their matter - o£ - fact attitude about going out. Eventually their leaving became more casual.both for them and for their daughter. 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