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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, May 15, 1956
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2-Altona (lo.) Uppsr D«$ Melner tu«sd«y, May 15, 1956 GEORGE PATTERSON VIEWPOINT Former State Senator George Patterson of Hurt, and once a candidate for Lieutenant Governor on the Republican ticket, has been vitally interested in farm price development?, 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 10091 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 Ihe 1955 average market price received by farmers and what 100% of parily 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 19SS average 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 farmers, 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 an'd 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 Kpssuth 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. Hei;dpes_,n6t believe that as yet there is any soKUion'-'iowartl 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 Chotiner, 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 %vho 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? * * * 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 of a few easy dollars is hard to understand. To stand like a granite mountain in the community while weaker men are dissolved by every shower of temptation, is a satisfaction more enduring than a few slick dollars. — (Exira Journal). 111 E. Call Street— Phone 1100-Algona, Iowa Entci'cd as second class nutter at the post off ice at Algonu, Io\va, under Act 01 Congress ul March 3. IHTfl. _ _ ___ Issued Tuesdays in 1956 By THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Managing Editor C. S. ERLANDER, Advertising Manager NATIONAL €OITO«Ul MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF ^ CIRCULATIONS NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE Weekly Newspaper Representatives, Inc. 40-J Fifth Ave., New York 18. N. Y. 333 N. Michigan, Chicago 1. III. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO. One Year, in advance . ...... Sls.UU Hulli AUoiiii paper*. Jn L-uiuuinaiiun. IH.T >CJT .55.1)0 Suijlc Cwjiita - 10f SUBSCRIPTION RATES PUTSIPE KOSSUTH lUu- War ut aJvaiK-o .. - ... .. ... ... . .. pui>vi> Ju 1 . coml^tiatiun. uiic year Uoi: leas than tj months ADVERTISING RATES Advcitumg. per ir.fh OFFICIAL CITY AMD COUNTY NEWSPAPER 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. On 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 for such purposes, seems like more extravagance to us. Or, are midwestcrners 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. However, 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? * * * A CANDID SENATOR Grundy Register — Senator Goldwater from Arizona 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 candidates 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 Arizona 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. But Allan Kline, former president of the Iowa and the American Farm Bureau, and a powerful figure on the national farm scene, says it is time to get rid of half a million American farmers beeause "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 smajl farmers were working?" Does it go out of production? Unless it does, the problem has 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 tlu> farm.' As wo see it, is is one thing to take the small farmer away from his land, but it is still another problem when 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 as if nothing had happened.— Winston Churchill * * * "Here ftnd now. without any 'ifs' or 'huts'. I say to you that I stand behind — and the Republican party stands behind — the price sppport laws now on the books. This includes ... 90 per cent of parity . . • and a fair share is not merely 90 per cent of parity— it is full parity." It's Clean-Up, Paint-Up Time TON wire informed local residents the brother had died three weeks before. There were no relatives in this area. » * * Only a short half mile or so remained of the new paving on highway 18 between Wesley and Hutchins. Wesley's population had shown a marked increase since the project got underway, as many laborers and their families moved in until the work was completed. The new strip ran from 2!i; miles west of Hutchins , to Wesley. * * * Forty working girls were entered in the UDM-Stale Theater popularity contest. Girls from every town in the county were on the list, and the winner, selected 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 the lucky girl. Understand Your Child Sponsored by State University of Iowa .Child Welfare Research Station big brother's praise! 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 ,.4.<All< KoUrbi 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 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 yeto since taking office ... • ;' ATOMIC MISSILES. Inside Pentagon sources report t h a t atomic warheads for guided missiles will be ready for production within a year. Nuclear warheads have already been developed but arc too heavy to be lugged by the fast-moving missiles ... < ; . • « , • , * - ., CAPITAL CRIME WAVE. Th<y 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 has. been quietly boasting about for months... and that is, a highly- developcd air arm. In fact, an extremely hi^h source confidently told t h i -i writer some time ago that the Navy will be the first of the military services to put an ali-atomic- powered plane in the air... —o— UNCLE SAM'S BUSINESS. The government has announced it closed clown 50 competitive commercial business operations in the past 10 months . . . Among these -art- two cement mixing plants, eight shoe repair shops and a bakery... j j NEW-TYPE ICE CREAM. The, U. S. Department of Agriculture will soon conduct a marketing survey of a new kind of ice cream — melloriiu;. The product, which is expected to be denounced by the dairy states, is made of vegetable and other fats and oils, instead of cream or milk. ii.- MISCELLANY. It appears that Gov. Frank Clement •>'. Kentucky will be the Democrat?, keynote speaker at the August convention .. . The Department of Agriculture has come up with a new much in: for digging potatoes—it's blade- less, and kicks up the spuds l>v the use of a rotating rod . . . Rep. Usher L. Burdjck. North Dakota's Republican thorn to tin administration, claims the current economic situation of "Eastern prosperity and depleted larm money" is the same conditin.i that existed before the 1929 crash 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 ... 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 out 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 was 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? boiue awareness of the child's point of view will help here. How to get it? Check on the number of times she really carries things through without your reminding her. Praise her for creditable performance. If possible, as sue a iows 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 them- . selves, pleased at father's and quite a session mentioning vari- Mr R. B. Waller Publisher Upper Des Moines Algona, Iowa Dear Russ:, Thanks for the front page 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 wonder about 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 srv- ous people around Algona. Darrell Goover * * * Editor's Note — Mr Coover is now on the staff of U.S; Senator Barry Goldwater, Arizona Republican, considered as one of the more belligerent "old guard" Republicans in some quarters, chiefly Democratic. We trust Mr Coover will pass on to Mr Mollenhoff mention of the fact that a recent Sunday T-V program came in well here, and in our opinion U. S. Senator Hubert Humphrey of Minnesota gave Mr Mollenhoff and the boys all they could handle. any Republicans my working for oral matters, surorised to He was also very know that <I had worked in Algona and we had NOTICE OF SCHOOL ELECTION PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given 1o the qualified voters of the Sentral Community School District, in the Counties of Kossuth and Palo Alto, State of Iowa, that A specfal school election has been culled and ordered to be held in and for said School District on the 8th day of June, 1956, whereat there will be submitted' to the voters of said Sentral Community School District, to be by them voted upon, the fallowing proposition, towlt: "Shall the Board of Directors of the Sentral Community School District in the Counties of Kossutli nnd Palo Alto, State of Iowa, issue bonds in an amount not to exceed $450,000.00 for the purpose of carrying out a high school building program consisting ot erectirtg 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 (SWM) of Section Seventeen (17), Township Ninety-seven (97) 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 of Lone Rock, Kossuth County. Iowa, at which time and place all ot the qualified voters of said School District arc hereby notified to appear. This notice is given by order of the Board ot Directors of the Sentral Community School District pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 29G, Code of lowai 1954, 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, 1956. Dated at Fenton. Iowa, this 2Gth day of April. A.D., 1850. /S/ Donna J. Swanson Donna J. Swanson Secretary. Board of Directors (Published May 8, 15, 22 and 29, 1956, in Ihe Algonu (Iowa) Upper Des Moines). FPOM THE: FILES OF THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES v MAY 19, 1936 tt & <t 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 ley defeated A. E. Lauritzcn and G. D. Hart to remain in the position he had held for the past 'I'.i years. Shirley received 22 of the ;-!9 Votes cast for the three candidates. * * * Jimmy Holding, 9, of Burl had a narrow escape Sunday evening. The youngster crawled upon aiul 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 '^i^ lumes, 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 thu opening to see U the tank was lull. •-S * * Applicants v/ere needed to work at the Algona swimming pool, and according to Muyoi Specht, they were needed m.- mediately. Necessary help in- eluded a lifeguard, two assistants, a matron and cashier. J> # ¥ A Iruck, stolen from its owner in Martin county, Minnesota, was found near Fenton. Authorities were notified to look for the man who supposedly took the vehicle. He was known hi have headed lor Alguna, although there wa.-, no description of him available. * » * The annual Irek by a group 01 local fishermen to Ca.>s Lake, Minn, was on, svith eight men already on their way north. (Where they hoped to catch the biggest ones yet) It wus expected another two or three men migh 1 . join them this week. I3i-side> angling lor the giant ones, it was very probable much time would Lie >pent by all present developing and practicing the telling ol tall stories. All mierested persons in tile an.'a were waiting with baited breath tu hear the tales. ADDING MORE TO A steaming whistling leakeitle cxplodpd near Mrs P. E. Walley Candidate Eisenhower, Bi S. D., 11)52: Q WACKY WASHINGTON... hi wacky Washington, a pulux-miir. tries not to be surprised by tin- things lie sees ... Even \\ hen it'- i at Corwith and threw steam :md a yiant bubble bath right in front boiling water over her. Mrs Wal- of the art museum on Constitu- It .y \vus i t-cove! nig Iroin scveic lion avenue... You may ha\. 'and painlull burns. read what happened. Some smart guy tossed a hundied bubble bail pellets into the bubbling toun- tain. My Texas friend thou.L,'.n i maybe a pretty government ;-;iil i vvi-s happily tiulicking uuuv. i those bubbles. The other midnight, a lelK.u "The Repwblican parly is pledged to )he sustaining pf the 90 per cent parity price support, ajid it is pledged even more lo helping the farmer obtain his full par- ily. 1<W per cent jwily. with the guarantee of 90." called headquarters to leport funny little man in a tux ,-t:> ini> in front ol the Uptown the.. ter. Police im estimated . . . It wasn't a doorman in uniIo;-;>!. but merely an escaped penguin. The police simply returned \\ to tile /"<i severe! blocks ;{W,<y Fred Fiske. a local disc jockey Ed Yemans, 76, a resident ol i\ tor till years, was found !-lead lyinji aeio.>s the stovi. I in his home at (i a.m. Sunday, i According; to authorities who in- I Ve.-iUy-aled. Yelnans evidently sut- ' t'el'ed a stivkr altei Mirritii; the I lire and toppled forward on ihe j top ol the stove. Purl ot his I clothing was burned oft and one iiajid u;js in tlie hot in the stove when his body was found ov a neighbor. A wire was sent lo Mr Yemans' b.otl'.ei. who re- .-.idcfl in Mu.-ke^iHi, Mich, ii-ili rvsii'4 h.iin of the dealli, A return 1 o Iowa's ever-growing prosperity the brewing 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 Iow£ payroll. These business costs range all the way from rent td insurance, from truck maintenance to advertising, from freight to electricity. And these expenditures are a steady source of expanding income to literally every section of. our state* Added Wealth ' for all Iowa I et, this is only one of the many ways in which the brewing industry adds to Iowa's income. For example, take the indus* try's $30,000,000 per year Iowa payroll, or the better than' $62,000,000 it has invested in the state, or the more than $25,000,000 per year in taxes . , . plus the hundreds of thouV sands of dollars spent for farm products. 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