The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 15, 1956 · Page 34
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 34

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, May 15, 1956
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2-Alflona (lo.) Uppsr Des Molne» Tuesday, May 15, 1956 GEORGE PATTERSON VIEWPOINT Former State Senator George Pa*'-. .son of Durt, and once a candidate for Lieutenant Governor en the Republican ticket, has been vitally interested in farm price developments, and as a result has made a personal investigation of prices, parity comparisons and statistics that are available from various agencies of the U. S. government. What he found out and the conclusions he has reached are of interest to everyone. To begin with, says Mr Patterson, nearly everyone concedes that the farmer should get 100% of parity — even Ike. Starting from there, Mr Patterson asked "how much during 1955 did the farmer lose by NOT getting full parity. He checked first with Wallace's Farmer and then the U. S. Dept. of Agriculture, to find out, using the market figures for cattle and hogs only. The difference between the 1955 average market price received by farmers and what 100% of parity would have been, for cattle marketed all over the United States, shows a farm income loss of 1 billion, 700 million dollars. The difference between the 1955 arer- age market price received by farmers and what 100% of parity would have been, for hogs marketed all over the United States, shows a farm income loss of 1 billion 350 million dollars. ' The U. S. Crop Reporting Service states that 16% of all cattle and 45% of all hogs marketed loss alone, he found that the Iowa farmer thus Taking the loss for the whole United States to fanfiers, and reducing it to Iowa's farm income less alone, he found that the Iowa farmer thus lost 879 million dollars in income for 1955. That, he points out, is not all the loss — but only the loss on cattle and hogs based on markets and what 100% parity would have been. • "When the farmer suffers that kind of a loss, there is no subsidy to the farmer, but there is a subsidy to the- consumer", Mr Patterson states. Then he took the figures for Kossuth county alone, and he estimates that Kossuth farmers lost a total of 8.79 millions of dollars in farm income by not receiving 100% of parity in 1955. "That would buy quite a few things", he concludes. Mr Patterson is also of the opinion that a farm income drop that is a disaster to the farm belt is also a disaster everywhere, but not always at first appreciated or understood. He^does not, believe that as yet there is any solutipir^ovhirji the problem of farm 'prices, and with extreme insight he points out that telling farmers they will get 2 cents a gallon refund on gasoline is just a joke and "a drop in the bucket". He terms it "an election year dribble." Mr Patterson then points out that the U. S. Dcpt. of Agriculture is now predicting a 5 per cent further drop in farm income for 1956. "The farmer is still the goat", concludes Mr Patterson. And who can argue with that? * * * Murray Choiiner, lawyer who managed Vice President Nixon's campaign for the senate and later for vice president, is in hot water. Seems Chotiner used White House telephones to help some of his client pals who were involved in tax troubles and scandals involving the sale of inferior clothing and faked bills for same to the armed forces, and one of his clients in tax troubles was a racketeer from the east charged with white slavery. Now let's see, just where was that Crusade special headed? * t * A repuation for honesty in business is one of the jewels of a man's soul, and why he will tarnish it for the sake ot a few easy dollars is hard to understand. To stand like a granite mountain in the community while weaker men are dis- .solved by every shower of temptation, is a satisfaction more enduring than a few slick dollars. — (Exira Journal). pcs .ifloima 111 E. Call Street— Phone 1100-Algona, Iowa Entered as .second eljss malter nt the postutlu-e «it Alfionu. lowu, under Aet 01 Congress of March 3, 187!). __ Issued Tuesdays in 1956 By THE UPPER DBS MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Managing Editor C. S. ERLANDER, Advertising Manager MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE Weekly Newspaper Representatives, Inc. 404' Fifth Ave.. New York 18, N. Y. 333 N. -Michigan, Chicago 1, 111. SUBSCRIPTION BATES IN KOggyTH CO. One Year, in advance s:j.OO Hut It Algoita paper;-, in combination, per 1 - - .>5.0d Single Copies . , __ . .. ....,— lOc SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year in Jdv ance ~_ . _. . _. ... - $1,00 JJolh Algona paper* in combination, one year __-$<J-UO No bu b script ion lefcb than li monthb. ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising. per indi ,. _. .. - - 03e V. A. HOSPITAL ABUSE The American Legion has taken strong issue with the report of President Eisenhower's commission on veterans' pensions and Veterans' Administration hospital use. The commission, headed by General Omar N, Bradley, recommended increased benefits for combat-disabled veterans and less benefits for veterans who suffered no disability. It also recommended that use of V. A. hospitals without charge by those able to pay their own hospital costs and for ailments not service-connected be decreased. The Legion's alarm is understandable. Perhaps one reduction in benefits for veterans will lead to another. O'n the other hand, it does make sense to concentrate the most on seeing that veterans who were disabled in combat receive everything which they deserve; those not in any way injured deserve consideration, but not in the same way or degree. And abuse of hospital privileges has been going on for a long time, as every veteran knows. Perhaps there could be a little "cleaning up" done without harming anyone. No veteran deserving of care should ever be neglected or forgotten; those never disabled or injured have a lot to be thankful for as it is. # * * MORE ENTERTAINMENT MONEY Grinnell Herald Register — We are intrigued by a brief news release from Washington D. C., to the effect that the state department wants another quite large appropriation for the diplmatic services, such funds to be used for more lavish entertainment at our diplmatic courts abroad. This, on top of what is already being spent It's Clean-Up, Pdint-Up Time ON for such purposes, seems like morexextravagance to us. Or, are midwesterners supposed to have positive opinions on such matters. Frankly, we must admit that this whole area of need, or lack of appreciation of need, gets pretty foggy to us. We can harly be in the class of knowing what are enough funds, and what are too little. But, if you have ever seen a line-up of the retinue needed to staff a foreign office, your eyes might bulge a little. * Also, the state department is talking about a big separate and larger building exclusively for their very own. This may be okay, too, if they have outgrown their present facilities. Hosvever, big government gets bigger. And, so do the expenses get bigger. What has become of that former talk, not too many months ago, about cutting taxes?' Or what has become of the talk about paying off the national debt, or at least some talk of reducing it? IKE'S FARM POPULARITY Surveys conducted by congressmen among farm-belt constituents are reported to show that President Eisenhower's popularity has increased, if anything, by A CANDID SENATOR Grundy Register — Senator Goldwater from Ari/.ona on a TV program admitted that he had received contributions from corporations to help pay his campaign expenses. He said he saw nothing wrong in accepting such contributions. The contributions, he said,, didn't pledge him to return legislative favors to the contributors. He said he knew of many other senators who had received many such favors when the senators needed the money to pay their campaign bills. The senator should be commended for his candor. Not as much can be said for his discretion. When he is next a candidate for re-election the senator may find that many of the voters in his state do not take such an innocent view of eanclidates accepting money from corporations who may be expected to receive favors in return. Many of the voters may believe that such contributions are bribe money. The senatorial investigation committee should require the Ari/.ona senator to give the names of other senators who have received campaign contributions from corporations. * * * THE KLINE PLAN Indianola Tribune — Secretary of Agriculture Benson says the administration does not want to drive out the 'small man' away from the farm, and perhaps they do not. Dut Allan Kline, former president of the Iowa and the American Farm Bureau, and a powerful (inure on the national farm scene, says it is time to qet rid of half a million American farmers because "too many people are engaged in agriculture today." Mr Kline made these statements in an address at Austin, Minnesota last week. The point that stands out in our minds is" What becomes of the land these small farmors wen: working'.'" Does it go out of production? Unless it does, the problem lias not been helped at all. But the chances are that these smaller parcels of land would be put into production by bigger operators, and hasten the trend toward 'big business on the farm.' As we see it, is is one thing to lake the small farmer away from his land, but it is still another problem M'hen you open the door to corporation farming on a large scale. » * * Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off ;is if nothing had happened.—Winston Churchill "Here and now, without any 'ifs' or 'buis'. I say to you that I stand behind— and the Republican parly stands behind • — the price support laws now on the books. This includes ... 90 per cent of parity . . . and a fair share is no! merely 90 per cent of parity—it is full parity." Candidate Eisenhower, Bruokings, S. D., 195ti "The Republican party js pledged to ihe sustaining oi the 90 per cent parity price support, and it is pledged even more to heloina the farmer obtain his full car- his veto of the farm bill... Only state where the President apparently lost some following was Wisconsin ... He may visit that state later in the year to help boost the sagging suport... some question the validity of'the surveys, however. The farm veto was Mr Eisenhower's 67th veto since taking office .;. • i • ATOMIC MISSILES. Inside Pentagon spiu;ces report that atomic warheads for guided missiles will be ready for production within a year. Nuclear warheads have already been developed but are too heavy to be lugged by the fast-moving tnissiles... • • ;; CAPITAL CRIME "WAVE. Thf city continues to reel under increasing acts of violence. Mob attacks on streetcar and bus operators, scores of purse snatchings and a cold-blooded murder by a gang in recent weeks, all attributed to Negroes, alarmed Members of Congress . . . They have authorized an additional 250 full-time policemen for the city. " '• ;. NAVAL AIR POWER. At his weekend press conference, President Eisenhower hinted at something that top Navy brass ha.s been quietly boasting about for months ... <rnd that is, a highly- developed air arm. In fact, an extremely high source confidently told t h i 3 writer some time ago that the Navy will be the first of the military services to put an all-atomic- powered plane in the air... UNCLE SAM'S BUSINESS. The .uvernment has announced it closed down SO competitive commercial business operations in the past 10 months . . . Among these are two cement mixing plants, eight .shoe repair shops and a bakery... •—o— NEW-TYPE ICE CREAM. The U. S. Department of Agriculture will soon conduct a marketing survey of a new kind of ice- cream — mellorine. The product, which is expected to be denounced by the dairy stales, is made of vegetable and oilier fats and oils, instead of cream or milk. MISCELLANY. It appears that Gov. Frank Clement <>< Kentucky will be tiie Democrats keynote speaker ;it the August convention ... The Department of Agriculture has come up with a new maehin-j for digging potatoes—it's blade- less, and kicks up the. spuds by the use of a rotating rod Rep. Usher L. Burclick, North Dakota's Republican thorn to the administration, claims the current economic situation of "Eastern prosperity and depleted farm money" is the same condition that existed before the 1<J2\) crash WACKY WASHINGTON... In wacky Washington, a policeman tries not to be sui-prjse',1 'by the tilings he sees ... liven when H'> u giant bubble bath right in front of the art museum on Constitution avenue . . . You may have read what happened. Sunie smart guy tossed a hundred bubble bath pellets into the bubbling fountain. My Texas friend thought maybe a pretty govei nnioju girl was happily frolicking under bubbles. The other midnight, a fellow called headquarters l-> report ; tunny little man in a tu$ standing in front of the Uptown theater. ^ Police investigated . . . U wasn't a doorman in u'niform, but merely an escaped penguin. 'By Td "Koterba became fed up with the way the "official" big shots get away with parking their autos in no parking zones. The enterprising Fiske tacked a big sign on his windshield... "OFFICIAL U.S. GOVERNMENT taxpayer." The word "taxpayer" was in small type. For weeks, Fiske drove around town and parked like a king... until a sharp-eyed traffic man suddenly discovered Fiske was •nothing but a taxpayer ... 20 YEARS' ; AGO- IN THE FROM THE.FILES OF THE ALGONA'UPPER DES MOINES ,;V' 'MAY 19, 1936 -" ' 6 V * William Shirley was re-elected county superintendent of schools for a 3 year term Tuesday by the presidents of 45 independent and rural school districts. Mr Shirley defeated A. E. Lauritzen and D. Hart to remain in the position he had held for the past 2,'i years. Shirley received 22 of the 'U) votes cast for the three candidate's. * * * Jimmy Holding, 9, of Burl had a narrow escape Sunday evening. The youngster crawled upon and laid down on the top of a gasoline wagon his father drives. For some reason or other he took off the lid and put his head in the tank. He was overcome by gas fumes, but fortunately rolled off the tank and his trouser leg caught on something that held him head downward until his father rescued him from the predicament. Lucky he didn't hold a match in the opening to see it the tank was full. " « • Applicants • v/ere needed to work at the Algona .swimming pool, and according to Mayor Speehl, they were needed immediately. Necessary help included a lifeguard, two assistants, a matron and cashier. *. * • A truck, stolen from its qwner in Martin county, Minnesota, was found near Fenton. Authorities were notified to look for the man who supposedly took the vehicle. He was known to have headed for Algona, although there was no description of him available. * » » 'The annual trek by a group pi local fishermen to Lake, Minn, was on, with eight men already on their way north. (Where khcy hoped to catch the biggest ones yet) It was expected another two or three men might join them tins week. Besides anel^g for the giant ones, it was very probable much time would be tpem by all present developing and practicing the telling of tail stories. All interested persons in the area were waiting with baited' breath to hear the tales. * *• * A steaming whistling teakettle exploded near Mrs P. E. Walle; at Corwith and threw steam and boiling water over her. Mrs Walley was recovering troin severe and painfull burns. » t » Ed Yemans, 76, a resident oi Algonu Jor (jO years, was found dead lying across the stove iji hi* home at U Sunday. According to authorities who investigated, Ycnums evidently suffered a stroke alter .slirring the lire and toppled forward on the top of the- stove. Part of Ins clothing was burned oil and one liynd was in Ih'e hot ushes in thv stove when his body was found bv a neijjhbor. A win-! wa^ si-nt wire informed local residents the brotfte^had died three weeks be- fo?e. There were no relatives In .this area. * * - * a short hall mild or so remained of the new paving, on highway 18 between Wesley and Hutching. " Wesley's population had Shown a marked increase' since the project -got .underway, as many laborer^ and their Mm- ilies moved in until the work was completed. The' new strip' ran from 2% miles west .of Hutchlns to Wesley. '• * * * Forty working girls were en tered in the UDM-State Theater popularity contest. Girls ffofft every town in the county were on the list, and the winner, select" 6d by vote, was to receive a 10- day trip to the ;Texas Centennial Exposition at Dallas. It was to be an expense-paid vacation for tho lucky girl. ' Understand Your Child Sponsored by Slale University of Iowa Child Welfare Research Siaiion CHILD'S POINT OF VIEW "Why for, why for do I always have to do what you say?" Four-year-old Barbara shook her head so vehemently that 'her curls stood put straight from her head. . Her mother asked the visiting neighbor, "What's the matter with her?" The friend said, smiling, "Too much reminding, Isabel. Let Up on your suggestions for awhile." The line between nagging and necessary reminding may be a very thin one. Certainly, the friend who heard Barbara's outburst felt that the child wns justified. A grown woman said the other day, "One thing .that irked me ,as a child, and one that I remember to this day, was mother telling me to do somehing which I was just starting to do—indeed, I had every intention of doing it. Why did she feel that she must keep after me constantly?" Why, indeed? borne awareness of the child's point of view will help here. How to get it? Check on the number ot times she really carries things through without your reminding her. Praise her for creditable performance. If possible, as sue grows older, when she is nine or ten. go away for a few days, leaving her and the other children with-persons you trust. You may be happily surprised at what the children do. A mother who broke her ankle one winter was amazed how her children stepped into the breach: with her advice the two girls, 12 and 10 years old, produced a very creditable Christmas dinner. And were they proud of themselves, pleased at father's and big brother's praise I Allowing our children freedom to take the initiative rather than carrying all the burden ourselves, often helps develop a sense of responsibility. LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Mr R. B. Waller Publisher Upper Des Moines Algona, Iowa Dear Russ: Thanks for the front pag~e : mention in your column. '• ' Despite my strong Republican feelings, I guess you know I still consider the Upper Des Moines one of my favorite weeklies in the whole United States, even if I' very seldom agree with your editorials. If any Republicans wonder about my working for you, you can tell them that it's great experience to know the line of your opponents, as you are in a much better position to criticize it if you know first what it's all'about. I was really surprised a couple of weeks ago to read the mention of Clark Mollenhoff in your column. It just so happens that Clark is one of my good friends here in Washington, and we have worked together on several matters. He was also very surprised to know that I had worked in Algona and we had quite a session mentioning vari- ous people around Alforta, Dafrell Coovei' * •* * Editor's Note —.Mr Coover is how on the staff of U.S. 1 Senator Barry Gpldwater, Arizona Republican, toriside'red as :ohe of the more belligereflt "bid guard" Republicans -In some quarters, chiefly Democratic. We trust Mr Coovef will pass Oft to Mr Mollenhoff mention of the fact that a recent Sunday T-V program came in We'll here, and in our opinion U. S\> Senator Hubert Humphrey of. Minnesota gave Mr Mollenhoff and the boys all they could handle. '''.'?;''' NOTICE OF SCHOOL ELECTION PUBLIC NOTICE Is hereby &ven to the qualified voters of the Sentral, Community School District, In the Counties of Kossuth and Palo Alto, Slat* of Iowa, that R. special school election has been called and ordered to be held In and for said School District on the 8th day of June, Ipse, whereat there will be submitted to the voters of said Sentral Community School District, to be by them voted upon, the following proposition, towit: "Shall the Board of Directors of the Sentral Community School Uls- trlct In the Counties of Kossuth and Palo Alto, State of Iowa, Issue bonds In an amount not to !exceed $450,000.00 for the purposo of carrying out a high school • building program consisting of erecting a new high school building, procuring as a site therefor approximately 10 acres of land lying In the western portion of the Northwest Quarter (NW'/i) of the Southwest Quarter (SW'/i) of Section Seventeen (17), Township Nlnety-stvcn (87) North, Range Thirty (30), West of the 5th P.M., Kossuth County, Iowa, and procuring and improving adjoining land as a site for an athletic field In and for said School District?" The polls for said election will be open from twelve o'clock noon until seven o'clock P.M. of said day and for said election the whole of said Community School District has been consolidated into and will constitute one voting precinct and 'the polling place therefor will be at the school building In the Town ot Lone Rock, Kossuth County, Iowa, at which time and place all of the qualified voters of said School District are hereby notified to appear. This notice Is given by order of the Board of Directors of the Sentral Community School District pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 296, Code of Iowa, 1054, and to a sufficient petition with the requisite signatures In accordance therewith and as ordered by a resolution adopted'by the Board of Directors on the 25th day of April, 1056. Dated at Fenton, Iowa, this 26th day of April, A.D., 1956. /S/ Donna J. Swanson Donna J. Swanson Secretary, Board of'Directors (Published May 8, 15, 22 and 28, J056, In The Algona (Iowa) Upper Des Moines). ADDING MORE TO To Iowa's ever-growing prosperity the brewing ifidUgfiy makes a steady and substantial contribution. For example each year the industry spends more than $27,500,000 for miscellanea ous business costs in this state, in addition to its huge Iowa payroll. These business costs range all the way from rent td insurance, from truck maintenance to advertising, from freieht to electricity. And these expenditures are a steady source o| expanding income to literally every section of our state Added Wealth *•«,-. for all Iowa HELPS BUILD IOWA

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