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Tuesday, May 44 r 1956 met ite$ ulowe$ * e tmff—~" • -- - i --~. "—"•-••- •- ••-• - - -'—it- LET'S GIVE THEM OUR HELP! t I The new Algona Industrial Development Corporation, headed by M. C. Metcalf as president, has come quite a ways in a few short weeks, considering the fact that realistic steps to form such a corporation actually started only last April. In thcit short space of time, Algona business-men and citizens have subscribed to nearly all of the 100 ?l{ares offered, officers have been named, and apparently at long last Algona will be able to com- p«ie on an equal basis with. other Iowa cities in- tefested in securing industry. • This local "corporation", in its efforts to interest outside business in locating here, needs help from all in the community. Even in the seemingly small way of "talking up our town" to outsiders. citizens can lend a hand. It is said that ON15 small business, industrial or otherwise, with but tefi employees, would mean $25,000 added to the loCnl economy. * This month, the high schools in Kossuth County^ will graduate 376 seniors. It has been determined that for various reasons approximately 60 por cent of these students will leave this area within one year after graduation. Of returning service-men, only a few are at present absorbed inUhc local working market. Of those who leave, a tnajority have interests and aptitudes that will place them in industry elsewhere, where skilled arid technical jobs of various degress are available. In addition, much is said these days of the fa);t that "farm income has really not declined as- much as claimed", because of the fact that farmers, especially the young ones, are supplanting their farm income with non-farm income — meaning working part-time in a nearby town. We havo nq figures on this locally and do not suspect it bujks up very large here, but should the time ever come when Kossuth farmers are seeking non- farm jobs (and by the way, farm help is said lo'supply the best potential workers available), it would be to the community's interest to be able toi absorb such workers. ' Even how, Algona offers much to workers. The turn-over ratio among employees here is veVy nearly zero, which tends to prove folks are satisfied with working conditions. As of May 1, there were 1,561 such workers, on the job in Al- | If, by reason of the introduction here of a new "industry" or so, that number could be raised to I even only 1,600 employed workers, all in Al- goha would feel the benefits. ] The Algona Industrial Development Corporation has a job cut out for it — and we wish them sutccssjn their prpgram. V ',£,*, I • : '« * * ! H6W TO LOSE FRIENDS ' Emmelsburg Democrat — The drought and President Eisenhower's veto of the farm bill have assured this neck of the woods of an interesting election year, nationally, in what could otherwise have been a dull one. If Ike had gone along with the farmers on this one he would have been hard to beat for a second term. We think so, anyway. Well, if you're a farmer and have drought on your mind along with low prices for what you grow and raise you're going to get a little jumpier all the time. If the president and Ezra were farming in Palo Alto county, instead of the stony hills of Gettysburg and the flats and mountains of Utah, they'd be jumpy for the same reasons our farmers arc. If we've heard one farmer say it, we've heard two dozen. You hear it every day: "If only Ike or Ezra understood the way we farm in Iowa!" A farmer may give both the president and his secretary of agriculture credit for sincerity but a lot of them no longer will consider them friends. * * * Let's give all the help possible to the Aljjona Industrial Development Corporation. No Iowa cities are getting small industry without a helpful local setup, and one industry acquired would be worth every penny of money and second of time in support of the project. * * * There is one thing that will always stop falling hair, yet is never mentioned in the ads — the floor. ^Ijjjjna Upper pcs ^Roinca 111 E. Call Street— Phone 1100-Algona, Iowa Entered us second c-lass matter at the postolfice ai Algona. Io\va, under Act 01 Congress ot March 3. 1B79. _ Issued Tuesdays in 1956 By THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Managing Editor C. S. ERLANDER, Advertising Manager NATiPNAl L° 119 R tA I V MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE eekly Newspaper Representatives, Inc. 404 Filth Avt.. New York 18. N. Y. :i33 N. Michigan. Chicago 1, 111. IJolU BATES IN KOSSUTH CO. nee - S3 00 in u)i'iL'.:i.it>i,;-.. | .e i v t ;i : . »5 1)11 ' , 10,SUBSCRIPTION PATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH .•Ylgona p.Jj.>t-i» i:i iumb,!'i.iiii,i: i. ,«.• >w^i . ..»ii.oO ADVERTISING RATES Nw fe MIDWEST FARMERS TAKING THE JOLT Des Moines Register — Farm leaders in the Midwest have been complnining for some time that national agricultural programs have worked to the disadvantage of -their region. They say cotton and wheat farmers are reducihg acreage of these basic crops under allotment programs and arc shifting to feed grains and livestock. This brings down prices of livestock and livestock products. But national farm programs have not provided price support for these products except dairy products. Midwest farm leaders also charge that Secretary Benson has discriminated against the Coin Belt by not requiring cross compliance in the allotment programs. Cotton and wheat growers are able to get price support loans for their crops even though they do not comply with acreage restrictions for feed grains. The figures on trends in farm income by regions lend to bear out the complaints of the Midwest. Total cash income from the sale of farm products in the United States dropped by 830 million dollars in 1955 as compared with 1954. But in the 12 midwestern states, the drop was 959 million! In other words, gains in income in other sections partly offset the decline in the Corn Belt. Since 1952, net farm income on a cash basis in the Midwest has dropped by about 30 per cent. This includes income from sale of farm produtcs, government payments, food and fuel consumed on the farm and an estimated rental value of the farm house. It docs not include changes in inventory value. Since livestock values have fallen sharply, net income from farming has dropped more than the 30 per cent decline indicates. In Iowa, the decline since 1952 is about 27 per cent, figured on the same basis as for the region. Farm income per person has not declined this much, because people have continued to move from farms to cities, so fewer people are on farms to share the income. Also, these figures exclude income received by farm people from nonfarm sources. These facts on farm incoine in the Midwest explain why many farmers have been unhappy with the national farm programs and their administration. The hardship in farm areas is concentrated among young farmers who are just getting started, among farmers who have suffered from drought and among small farmers on the poorer land. But all farmers have been affected in some degree. * * * SCHOOL "FACTS OF LIFE" , ; Iowa Falls Citizens — One of the "facts of life" that lowans have not faced up to yet is in the cost of education and particularly the cost of running schools that are too small either to (1) offer the kind of educational program that should be available to all children in this day and age or (2) be economical. About 80 per cent of the cost of running a school system goes into salaries — primarily teacher's salaries of course. In this state we have just a few more than 800 high school districts. Very nearly 500 of those 800 high school districts, have an enrollment of less than 100 students. In those high schools with enrollments of 100 students or less, the average pupil-teacher ratio runs from 11 down to as low as 6. That means in well over half of the high schools of the state, one high school teacher is handling only about eight or ten students. Teaching experts and others who have studied the Iowa School System say that it would be quite simple to give instruction to the state's children with several thousand less teachers than are currently involved in doing that job in too small and inefficient school districts. And remember 80 per cent of thu cost of running our school plant is in salaries. Remember, too, that about one-half of the local tax dollar goes to run the school system. Here- in Hardin county, for instance, where we arc collecting about $2,000,000 in local property taxes, about SI,000.000 of that amount is ear marked for school purposes. AT THE FARMERS EXPENSE ? Indianola Tribune — Recent figures on the larger meat packers of the country turn up some interesting, and to some persons alarming facts. Comparing the 1955 taxable profits with those of 1054, Monull & Co., showed a gain of from $700.000 in 1954 to nearly $5,000.000 in 1955. or about 750 per cent increase. Likewise, the Armour Company has a taxable profit increase of 530 per cent. Swift and Co. didn't do quite .so well, showing a gain of only about 12 per cent. The net return on a per-clollar invested basis (irovernmcnt bonds return 3 per cent) .shows that Morrell made 17'-j per cent return on their not worth: Hormel made 36 per cent: Hath -1 '-j per cent: and most other major packets were over 10 per cent. We have no quarrel with bit; business making a reasonable profit. But we cannot help but remember that the packers were making these huge increases on the same animals that local farmers were taking a loss on. While packers profits for '55 soared above those of '54, farmers incoine continued to slip downward. V £ V We note that the justice department of the U. S. Govt. has finally started legal proceeding ID uet the ''cheese profits" returned frum several major companies . . . without needling from Congress and u paper published in Washington called ••Labor", it never would have happened Righteous E/.ra Benson, responsible fur the ]>>.-of 2 1 z invllion by a lake deal, failed to act tu Collect. I): ^ ' Net«re isn't BO duhib.'l She planted two'ear's ij.it oiilv one mouth. , frame and the never in doubt. outcome was Could I See You Out Here A Moment? A Biirt man, Waller Bunkofske, had a naJtow 6<jueak in Livermore Thursday afternoon. He jumped out of the truck he was driving just before an M. & St. L. freight train crushed it. The vehicle stalled on the main line just as the freight approached. Bunkofske attempted to get it started and almost waited too long before jumping to the ground. He was employed by the company which was paving highway 169 between Algona and Humboldt. * * * Aubrey Bonham, coach at Algona high school from 1929-31, was named freshman basketball coach and varsity football trainer at Whittier College, Whittier, Cal., recently. Bonham went to California in 1932 and served as basketball and <track coach a.t Southern Cal prior to his move to Whittier. (Aubrey's son. Aubrey. Jr., was a star trackman in the Drake Relays at Des Moines a couple of seasons ago.) PRIMARY COMES MONDAY, JUNE 1 was the headline on one story in the UDM. Thumbnail sketches of candidates were included in the story, giving everyone a run-down on both tickets. The primary promised plenty of activity, just as it does in 1956. BE SURE AND VOTE, JUNE 4. * * * Commencement exercises for : 4 Algona high school seniors and 15 St. Cecelia's graduates were set. The high school seniors were to have theirs May 27, the academy May 31. Baccalaureate services for high school seniors were held Sunday in the aupli- torium. changoe, a skit by older 4-H'ers and several outstanding speakers and entertainers. Camp activi* ties will live members a chance to learn, new skills in leather* craft, lustre lace, outdoor cookery, fun games, swimming and boating. In order to attend, members must be 14 years of age on June 1, 1956, and have turhed in a camp registration card by May 21 at the county extension ofnee in Algona. The camp is under the direction of extension per* sonnel and local leaders. Understand Your Child Sponsored by Stale University of Iowa Child Welfare Research Station . KoUrbi 'HEART' CANDIDATES. Although the star of Sen. Lyndon Johnson of Texas shines brightly these days in the field of potential Democratic presidential nominees, strategists for the Democratic party are not too enthusiastic ... Should Johnson be nominated, they say, this would rob them of their No. 1 anti-Eisenhower issue— that Ike may have to become a part-time President to favor his once-damaged heart. .. Senate records indicate that Sen. Johnson spent more time "vacationing" from duties since the first of the year than did President Eisenhower. TIRESOME ""CAMPAIGN. There's growing belief that Adlai StcjvanSon and -Estes Kefauver are knocking themselves out — of the presidential nomination — by their continual hard and mighty campaigning. Their novel newspaper poses are growing a bit tiresome, too. Commented one influential Washington Democrat: "I'd like to pick up the papers just once and not have to look at a picture of Adlai or Estes sipping soft drinks with a coed, wearing a fireman's hat, or grinning at the wheel of a farm tractor." ,.. _Q__ fr _. GIANT PLANES. There's good reason why our B-52 bomber program lags behind the Russians', Pentagon insiders hint No one admits it officially, but the reason B-52 production isn't going full tilt is that a much larger, more efficient intercontinental jet plane is well on its way to being produced ... It will make the massive B-52 obsolete ing industry was third with $35.907 ... •—o— WHAT'S FREE? A Life magazine-type booklet that gives a full story of Capitol Hill and its many functions is now available. Congressmen have only 680 to send FREE to constituents on a fir.st - come first - served basis. Write early. Otherwise they co.*i fifty cents .. . —o— MAN OF HUMILITY. What endears this man, Eisenhower, to the citizens of our country? His most ardent followers claim he's no true, polished scholar of politics. The dyed-in- the-Wool Republicans admit he fails to follow the party line. Democrats are kept at arm's length from the official pass key to th'e White House. Farmers are deprived of a lush handout, for a time at least, because of his veto. The gas barons, who contributed heavily to his campaign, have had the door of plenty slammed in their facer-. Yet, when it comes to the final accounting, collectively they all love him .. . Why? District 4-H Meet At Clear Lake In June Kossuth 4-H clubs will each have an opportunity to send two delegates to iDstrict 4-H Camp at Clear Lake June 6-7-8. Kossuth County's delegation of 84 members and leaders was the largest of the eleven counties attending camp last year. Program features for 1956 will include — lake shore campfire program, greetings from an International Farm Youth Ex- OUR KIDS IMPROVED -^ AMD SO WE DID! A few days ago an elderly aunt had just time to visit us between trains. Her visit fell at supper time, and we dreaded the meal. By that time the children are tired and hungry, and everyone is a little out of patience. The meal was delightful, however, and everyone enjoyed the visit. After we had driven the aunt back to the station, I thanked the children for having been so good. Our elder son grew indignant. "We're always good!" he said. Of course, he isn't always, and neither are our other children, but his remarks made me think. I realized with embarrassment that I am often surprised and relieved when our children do behave pleasantly, ^specially when we are entertaining or are out in public with them. And I realized that my attitude was really unfair to the children. My wife and I see the children when they—and we—are at a low ebb of energy and self- control. At such times meals can be a trial, and any activity can end in argument and tears. But I had fallen into the habit of thinking that we were always that way, and 1 had come to think that their good behavior was rare. As I thought about it, I had to admit that often the unpleasantness %vas actually due to the parents' impatience, and that we were expecting more of our children at such times than wq had a right to. So my wife and I agreed to play a game. We kept informal track of times when we expected scenes that didn't materialize. Mor.e important, we kept track of the times when our children's behavior was just spontaneously "good", those times when it was a joy to be with them. We soon realized that we had been needlessly anticipating troubles find that generally our children were pretty pleasant people. And we had to confess that when trouble did arise, it was often our fault. Since we began playing the game, our home is a more enjoyable place — not because the kids are different, but because we are! X VOTE Edvald "Ed" Johnson 4th DISTRICT SUPERVISOR June 4th Democratic Primary YOUR VOTE WILL BE APPRECIATED ia-22* RED WAR PLANS. Despite Russia's recent announcements that the Soviets are "demobilizing" on a minor scale, a highly- secret intelligence report states the Reds may be expecting large- scale conflict in two or three years. Their stepped-up long-range missile program centration on bombers is clusion . . . and their con- intercontinental ne basis for this con- 20 YE5RS AGO IN THt ,fOR ^Extras'. Here's How You Save IN WARDS SALE BOOK! SMALL BUSINESS LOANS. The Small Business Administration is speeding up the rate of loans to little businesses ... This is to offset Democratic charges thiit Republicans have been catering excessively to bii; corporations. This past quarter, the Sni:ill Business agency approved 58 per cent of the small business loan applications . . . Like period la.-it year, it was only 38 per cent . . . MISCELLANY. The Unite:! States is {joing on the. pivini.-e that we may lose several of our advance heavy-bomber bases surrounding Russia m the next feiv years . . . president Ki.senhmver confirmed this at his pivs.s conference last week. Natural gas lobbyists rated a poor second for money spent in- lluencin.n Conyre.-s so far tliia year ... The yas people shelled out $37,686 for lobbying. Rail- FROM THE FILES OF THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES MAY 26, 1936 * * * Clarice Riebhoff, young daughter of Mr and Mrs Clarence Riebhoff, leaned over to pick up something from the floor of the dis- tiMct 2 school in Union township | and saved her life. At the very moment the young lady bent down, lightning struck the school building, tore boards from the siding and sent a large splinter shooting across the room. The splinter passed directly over Clarice's desk, and undoubtedly would have plunged into her had she been sitting erect. The teacher, Ardis Peterson, and the five pupils were stunned by the terrible shock and school was missed for the rest of the dis- day. The school didn't burn, but repair work was necessary on the sidewall hit by the bull. * • » Two Wesley public school students. Lavon Gerdes and Edward Funnemark, placed among the top ton in state examinations written recently. The two were set to travel to Iowa City in June to compete in further contests. Miss Gerdt's was ;i top algebra student, while Funnemark \vus noted for work in economics. V ¥ « Algona's Grays unloaded 13 hits while romping tu an easy. 10-0 win over Humboldt in the season opener at Humboldt. Eddie Butler pounded nut three blows H.S every regular in the contest came up with at least one hit. The locals got away to a roatls spent $-J(j,402. 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