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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, May 8, 1956
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2-Alflona (la.) Upper Des Moin«s Tuesday, May 8, 1956 me De$lome$ II =5 FOREIGN "AID" UNDER FIRf Then.- is a second "long;" look being taken ill U. S. financial commitments abroad — foreign aid as we have been calling it. Fov the first time in the past sewn years. since NATO was organized, there is some question- ins in both Republican and Democratic party circles, as to whether or not our donated funds need he such a staggering total, and indeed, whether ui not the money is being spent wisely. In the seven years since NATO was organized, the H 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 SCO billion by the other 13 countries. At the outset, it was pretty well agreed that the U. S. should carry a substantial portion of the NATO cost, which we did. But seven years have passed, and 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 problem 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 and economic development, like a dam in Egypt. * * * THE "ONE PARTY PRESS" When President Eisenhower vetoed the farm bill, and thereby boomeranged the whole question buck into the lap of Congress, there was an amax- ing uniformity in '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 line 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 we get under the Republicans. * * * "We have been witnessing a transition lo government by public relations experts, from the White House on down. Today we have in government people who seem to think it is just a big S ] 10VV _ where professional experts are hired to fool the people and make them like it." — Senator Hubert Humphrey (D-Minn.). _ 111 E. Call Street— Phone 1100-Algona, Iowa FuU-tc-cl ai sc-1-oncl fl.iss matter at the postollice .it Alg'jn.i. In A a. under Act 01 Congress ol Maicii 3. 1H7S. Issued Tuesdays 'in 1956 By THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R B. WALLER, Managing Editor C. S. ERLANDER, Advertising Manager NATIONA L EDITORIAL MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIOHg NATIONAL REPflESEHTVTIVE Weekly Ni-wspapei Represent at ivcs. Inc. 404 Filth Avt-.. NL-W York 18. N. Y. 3:5:1 N f . Micju'gun. Chicago 1. HI. 5 IHI NK- SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH SJlllgU l'i>(*ll'a SUBSCRIPTION RATEg OUTSIDE KOSSUTH Om- Hi\..!>•>• _ *>'"' Nu iubhcniJUoii ksb than 0 !!!•...-.ti:= ADVERTISING RATES 1V>1,-I,:> .\avi-. ti.Mi't. ;•'<.•: in :. |>J OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER Candidate Eisenhower, Kasson, Minn., 1952: "Here and now, wilhoul any 'ifs' or 'buis', I say lo you lhal I stand behind — and the Republican party stands behind — the price support laws now on the books. This includes ... 90 per cent of parily . . . and a fair share is not metely 90 per cent of parily — it is full parily." Candidate Eisenhower, Brookings. S. D., 1952: "The Republican parly is pledged lo the sustaining of the 90 per cenl parity price support, and it is pledged even more to helping the farmer oblain his full parity, 100 per cenl parily, wilh Ihe 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 Minn- capolis-Moline had laid off nil but 100 of its pc-r- sonnel 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 o~n 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 ? Decorah Journal — Recently the Wall Street 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 farmers netting less than $2,500 per year are encouraged to stay on the farm they are being asked to accept a form of slavery. The Wall St.reei 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 tarm prices for 1955 stood at 80 per cent of parity. An annual income of $3,125 is not riches, but it does compare favorably with the average industrial worker's income. The average industrial worker, if he works Ihe enlire year without lay-off, would make between S3.000 and $3.700. The apparent logic of such articles as the Wall Street Journal printed is the kind that our city cousins read and an; 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 by 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 sumo 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 apologi/ing to the government for the little government help they have been receiving. The help the average farmer 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 fmyer of shame at the mediocre subsidies that have come to farmers through support prices, are themselves among the group that leceive government subsidies in millions. The post office department has been complaining about losing money, and to make up tin- deficit the PMG is urging Congress to permit him to laise letter postage from 3 to 4 cents. That raise, he says. would wipe out the deficit. It IMI'I ihe .-mall mail pat ion.-- who are losimi tin post office depa! tmuit money. The big mail- eis. the publishers of tin- big magaxines and the bm dailies have been uctlmg si;lj--iuies lhal i un po-i .,||ne has o: ;; million do!!ais a year ilinu Lite May.a/iiK-. over SaUauj.v Evening >• ••:; cukitiur..- run- -.ib:-idleS ! lilinillg ;!, -:-!v that iaimn.- lik-- pi-ai.l.i. . T:.'- L-m uail.v m-wspupi. i .- into ih,- million b. -en io.-ini: an avci.. ni l.iti yeais I'M li fi iruiiion dollai Po->t. All other mag lilUf int«i Ihe lliiliiO.'. into i:. IK:"!.- Dial n: '!, haw been cjit:e;.l <>1 the .-.m : 11 iiit ha- been t-u •••ir...-idu-.- iioin till, all guVi rument .- ler.-ive -_::ll.s t.iat i i.;n into Now Is Everything Perfectly Clear? . Koterba POSTMASTER P O L I T I CS. Republicans who handle patronage jobs are deeply bitter at the Democrat-controlled Senate ten- sitting on more than 1,200 Republican postmaster nominations. The President sent 1,500 nominations to the Senate for confirmation. Only 218 were approved. Republicans charge that the Democrats are dallying until the November election, hoping 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 as, Texas' "favorite son" candidate ajjthe convention . . . Johnson's heart attack? Well, 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. FLORIDA CONTEST, In our recent visit to Florida, we found the folks literally yawning about the upcoming May ti Democratic primaries. "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 oi write-ins for "dark horse" Frank Lausche, Governor of Ohio... HIGHWAY LOBBYISTS. Activity by Washington lobbyists during the natural gas debate was mild by comparison to Ihe agitation by, lobbyists, for and against the $51 billion road program. A Texas congressman said thi-y remind him of "a swarm of hoes" around an over-ripe melon." Among the lobbyists: Utility officials who want the government to pay the cost «\ moving their electric and phoiu lines. county officials wh.> Sam to pay the cu.^! ight.--iit-way in 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 stirring up trouble—it's the 'foreigners' from up North." lETTERSIO THE EDITOR the City and wan! Uncle of buying i areas. And the truckers, of cour.-e, 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 Pivsi leiil Eisenhower's running mate, God and the convention wiling. newspaper publishers meeting in New York debated the decision in smoke-filled room.-. Concensus among Republic.,n publishers: "It was the b..-'. iiiing for the Republican party." Democri-tic * publishers c .r, eluded: "Presidc'nl Eisen!u"A ei'. health will now becoioe an t vcn greater campaign issue ..." -—o—• MISCELLANY. The . iv, . men! is gelling ready 1 > si:.p 6^. 4UO.OOU worth ol ghee to I'.n.i.-- tan . . . Ghee i.- made by b r !.:.•. butter . . . Democrats are striving I- ..•! ji.urn C'onmess sooner thin ' >. < .Juh 15 dale mentioned eai 1 -!-. by lawmakers ... Reason, say Republican leaders, is that the ills llgUie ihe s.i .1: . Ciinures.- is adjoin IK d ti e a- chance 111..- H--publican adm::..-- l>'L,!:on will hii\e lo jj,i t i!: i . -- ,r;:;:: 111! • law . . . ENROUTE FROM THE SOUTH i I.-'i little towns ol Geor.^i.i. KM- i rida, Virginia and the C;.: o!m ..-. ! ,'!U- 1-. SUrp: Isi'il :n Viev, .' '.'le ' b:u si a. e : .i.'.i. II ines at 1!.. .:' - i -V|,e'- i •! 1 JCI.;1 strll'C • '• We 'air-.ed t. EXPRESSES .OPINION Editor, Upper DCS Moines: It is good to find a few honest men in this Republican administration. H. R. Gross and Congressman Jensen are not afraid to speak their minds against the res' 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 belong;. There is no surplus piling ' up from the average sixe 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 tho 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 1GO and so on would work. In the Hoover depression I a lot of land like thousands of others. If the Republicans get ii> again we'll see it all over again. The same tiling is goin^ to happen. And it does not seem lo IK- that land prices can stay up ii farm prices stay down. We didn't think the price of land could £(.1 down in the Hoover administration, but it did, more than $200 an acie. Net profits of manufacturer;! in HJ55 rose by ?,,V; reports say. I know a young fanner who had borrowed S4.000 to get started utter lie came home Iroin the army twice. He recently took his the full load. Of course it was possible the outlaws planned a third trip to the creamery in the near future. Entrance to the building was gained through a window, broken for the purpose. A door was then opened from the inside, making the theft a cinch. Fenton town officials sent a request lo Des Moines for a stale bureau of investigation agent to study the slim clues provided. * * 4 R. H. Miller, 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 Rachut, Hurt, treasurer. Banking problems of mutual interest were discussed during the business meeting. * * * A former Burl 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. * if. » 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 lo 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 state of TPX.-IS 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- fieldcrs to the local squ«d, which was to open its 193G season Sunday at Humboldt. Algona high's track leam look fourth in the North Central Conference meet Saturday at Humboldt with 30 points. Webster City was crowned champion. Honor Bert Ramus Bert Ramus of LuVerne was elected third vice president of the Iowa branch of the National League of Postmasters at the group's convention. Soc. Security Visit A representative of the Fort Dodge Social Security district office will be in the basement of the Post Office in Algona on Thursday,-May 10, between the hours of 9:30 and 2:30. She will be glad to answer questions about social security and assist in the filing of applications for social security benefits. Understand Your Child Sponsored by Stale Welfare Research THE CHILD WHO WONT "Sit" of low* Child Station 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 home, and 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 ju«t 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, •rind 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 to play with before she gets ready for bed, too. You might tell me about any things that she especially likes to do. that she doesn't often get to do, and I could do them with her." Mrs Hughes thought these were good suggestions. "But what if we do all these things and shu 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 anything happens. She may fuss a time or two, but I think she'll soon be less unhappy about knowing that you're going out." The Hugheses found that theso suggestions didn't work an immediate cure, but they did help to smooth the problem. They also noticed that having 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 - of - fact attitude about going out. Eventually their leaving became more casual both for them and f,or their daughter. 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