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PAGE et flestttotaes HIGHWAY BONANZA ;; the notion is on the eve of o super-highway construction program which will cost about 27'/z bilftbfi dollars, and will require 13 years to complete. The federal government will put up 25 billion dollars, the" states the rest, which will be comparatively little. • f>he program will result in a 40,000 mile roaefj syiten| of, six and four-lane highways, overpasses, underpasses, and almost no stoplights. Motorists Will be able to travel from Maine to San Diego without hitting a single stopligHt. .' , And rrow is it. to be financed? There will be:<Hf boost of one to three cents a gallon in the federal gasoline tax, an increase in the tire tax, and a higher tax for trucks, buses and trailers. Looks as though the road building business would be brisk for a long time to come, and the cement and asphalt business doesn't appear to, have any worries, either. * * * WALLACE TO BENSON • For the first time in 23 years, payments will be made by the United States for plowing under crops. i.i The last — and only previous — time farmer^ were paid by the U. S. government for plowing under crops was 1933. This was the first year of the Roosevelt administration when Henry Wallace was Secretary of Agriculture. ."' The Wallace "plow under" program was put into effect hurridly to pump money out to the farms and attempt to handle the surplus problem when the nation was in the grip af its greatest depression. 1 The Wallace "plow under" episode provoked almost universal 'denunciation from the nation's newspapers and from Republican pol- itijjians. ' But politicians and editorial writers are flexible. Hardly a peep has been heard, now that a Republican administration has gone back 23 ; years to repeat a program that in 1933 was referred to as "plowing under." Today we call it'Koil bank." SS;THE CAT WORTH IT? • At the risk of having every cat-owner vent disapproval, we mildly rise to ask, "^s the cat worth it?" We refer to the cat of a Des Moines man, which somehow became lost in.Missouri. The owner has spent some $1,400 "trying to get the cat back, and now proposes to send out 60*000 cards to all folks in the'area in which th^ cat is believed to have been lost, describing it'and asking for its return. ; How a family can become greatly attached !o-a pet is easily understood. We hope they retrieve their cat. 11 In the meantime, there are many underprivileged youngsters who might get a much better start in life if the money that is being \pent on retrieving this cat were invested in /hem. It's none of our business, probably, after all, ,7 But we think helping a deserving youngster lo get a start is worth 'more than any cat in the world. * i- * * * t ^ Not all those jobs in Washington are proving dull. Take for instance the Farm Home Administration where the top officials appointed in 1953 are being accused of excessive whiskey drinking, and running around kissing all the wives and female office help in sight. Naturally, the top kicks have resigned, which once again proves how righteous the Administration ically is about such things. * * * A man met a friend who owed him some money. The friend saw that it was impossible to escape, but he was quick-witted: "My clear fellow," he said, "I owe you five dollars and an apjology. Please accept the apology now." : ^Igoun Upper pc» ponies 111 E. Call Street—Phone 1100-Algona, Iowa Entered as second class matter at the postol'fice • at Algona, Iowa, under Act ot Congress o£ .'March 3. WJ. . n Issued Tuesdays in 1956 By UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Managing Editor C. S. ERLANDER, Advertising Manager NATIONAL EDITORIAL g-un"> j. . i.1*1 | 1 . S~\ i— s* MBMWBB AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS REPRESENTATIVE Weekly Newspaper Representatives, Inc. 404 Fifth Ave., Hew York 18, N. Y. 333 N. Michigan, Chicago 1, III. R*TES IN KOSSUTH co. Both Yw. advance ...... ---- -- papeis. in epinbi'iuliun. $:< yc;n 10c SWBSCRIPTJQW BATES OUTBIDS KOSSUTH Qju \>4V to ativaue*; ....... ........ ........ ------- S4 QU Bplli Alftona papers in I'ombaiaiiuu, ou« year ...*ti 00 Cfb fubseripiioR Iviss ihaii 6 months. Advert ismjf. i»er OFFICIAL cm Aim eoum* ---------- .......... 63e THE COLOSSUS OF T-V A few years ago, the political fortunes of the nation might have been determined to a considerable extent by a few journalistic czars. A few publishing firms still own many newspapers. But the picture has changed greatly — and possibly for the worse. An investigation is under way into the present monopolies that sefcm to exist in the field of television, where two networks have a near-majority monopoly on the business, and therefore — if they so chose — could do much to influence the thinking (and voting) of the nation. Only two other smaller networks are .even in existence. In the Communications Act of 1934, the principle was established that the airways belong to the people, and it directed the Federal Communications Commission to "preserve and encourage competition." But regardless of that, two major networks have a stranglehold on the entire TV industry. In other words, a small group of men, who control the two networks, can actually control any propaganda that is put before the American public. If the networks decided to throw their full weight behind one particular political party or one particular viewpoint, for example, what would happen? Incidentally) the combined revenue of the two major networks, CBS and NBC, in 1954, was 243 million dollars ,and that was after, taxes.' In the year 1954 the two networks got back 99% of their entire investment. The point we wish to make, however, is this: the freedom to think is a wonderful thing. But it is entirely possible that as TV grows and becomes a greater drug controlling the general public mind, the nation's thinking could gradually bend in whatever direction the owners of two TV networks desire. And that, we do not believe, is good. * * * WHY HICKENLOOPER WON Grundy Register — Republican leaders claim that the defeat of Countryman by Hickenlooper was a victory for Eisenhower. It is hard to understand how there could be a victory in the latQ primary for Eisenhower when lie wasn't running. If Hickenlooper was running as the President's proxy, the President didn't do so well. Hickenlooper received but 150,000 votes in the primary. That is a very small portion of the more than a million voters that there are in Iowa. It would be less than 15%. Such a small portion of the vote should not be praised as a big victory. Hickenlooper won the nomination, not because he is an Eisenhower supporter but because he had the united support of the republican party state and county organization, the republican press, and an unlimited amount of money io spend in every way lhat money expenditures might help. Countryman had no help from an organization, republican leaders throughout the state were opposed to him and he had no money with which to conduct a campaign. Aside from that his aggressive operations against the illegal sale of liquor antagonized a large element of the voters, especially voters in tho river towns where the voting was heavy. And farmers on whom he depended for support remained in the cornfields. No candidate with the obstacles against him that the young attorney had to face could be elected. With the support of one candidate and' the nonsupport of the other in the republican primary contest, there could be no other ' outcome. The outcome didn't add any prestige to the winner. It proved only how effective a well organized and a well financed campaign can be. The outcome was a victory for political organization move than for Hickenlooper or for Eisenhower who was run but who wasn't running. i;i '!< >>* TAKES CHIEF TO TASK Humboldt Independent — Dave Herrick, Chief of- the Iowa Highway Patrol, is learning what it means to attempt to be an autocrat. It] just doesn't work in this country. Every once in a while some public servant gets the idea that he- is the public boss and has to be put in his proper place. Herrick started to transfer serveral members of the highway patrol. The members say that during his conversation with them he raked them over the coals tor not issuing more traffic tickets. Herrick intimated that the efficiency of a highway patrolman was judged by the number of traffic tickets he issued. We can't think of a quicker way to get the patrol in the public doghouse. An old and wise peace officer one told us lhat the best officers made the fewer arrests. Judging an officer's efficiency by the number of arrests he makes bludgeons that officer into issuing tickets for minor infractions and silly reasons. He must spend most of his time looking for some reason, however vapid, to "issue a ticket and thus fail io perform the yeal duties of the oftice which are to keep traffic moving in an orderly manner, preserve the peace, and to help the motoring public. If the idea ever becomes prevalent that lugh- W«v patrolmen ;.re spending their time looking for reasons to issue traffit-tickets in order thai their efficiency rating may climb higher there will be a radical changing of the patrol. No organization ever started in the state with more of the goodwill and best wishes of the pub- Ut. Most of the members of the patrol have tried hard to preserve that good will and pride in the patrol. Chief Herrick needs advice from experienced men. v V ~ || some of those who seem lo wish a big I'uiore over "civil righta" had the youd sense oi Adlai Stevenson, there wcuid be much less race niclion. Stevenson recently said: "The ihniiuhful Ntgio understands lie has wu:i u ^'.x.u victoiy in the cutnt decision But hi.- dues nut \v,.nt to lf«.'p^:«t!^e that vicloiy thiuii;;!'. v;")cnl ...i ll.i.ii.t •*£•: &% Well Dig That Crazy Mixed Up Kid TON ,A<M»I« KoUrbl Random Notes... Thoughts while strolling down Pennsylvania avenue ... Politics and strange bedfellows ... Turns out that Secretary of Treasury Humphrey, big targe! of the Democrats, is living in a house he rents from Ave Harriman. Democratic presidential aspirant ..." * * * Sen. Lyndon Johnson is sneak- in a few smokes these days ... His doctors told him "never again" after his heart attack . .. Yet saw him smoking two ciE- arets and one cigar in a single evening! , The Texas Democrat's been getting hey-hey with.!.his wardrobe lately ... Showed up on the Senate floor with a white polka- dotted shirt matched by a bow tie of the same material. .. * w • » For years, that sign in the Old- House Office building has been bothering tourists ... Jt points to the right and says: "Elevators, subway to fourth tloor" .... It isn't \yhat you think at first. Ypu can't take a subway to the fourth floor ... It means the elevators go from the - subway level ttf the fourth floor; * * » Got to know Sen. Russell Long of Louisiana quite closely the other night at a social gathering ... He's the late Kingfish's son ... Very human ... A man with sensitive feelings . . . May devote a column to him someday . .. It's amazing how one builds up prejudices against a man he doesn't know . .. then is surprised that his soul and heart are made o£ the same kind of stuff as yours. . * , * The things you 'ovsrhaar about President Eisenhower's illnesses! Said one cynic: "The doctor, say hf'si: in excellent shape . .. He's had a heart attack and a serious stomach operation ... Now, if he gets another attack, they'll go around any ing it as sures him of living to 100 ..." * * * Those people "who hold "secret" consolations in public is downright gnawing frustration! The other day, on the Senate floor, Sen. Ed Martin, Pennsylvania Republican, and Vice President- Nixon sat side by side whispering and looking serious and intimate—and you couldn't catch a single word up there in the press gallery ..'. I'd give $000 lo know how to read lips . ., At The White House press photographers' dinner. Sidney Yuilain, editor of the Capitol'.-; worlds-famous euinniunity newspaper, ''Roll Call", trit'd an experiment on the alertness of males to formal dress . . . He g.u him.-.elf outfitted snazzily in :i tux outfit, but purposely wore brown shoes . . . Of the 1,000 male guest, including cabinet officials and members uf Congress, not ONE noticed the discrepancy. Yudam watched closely, but futilely, for ai\y sign of surprise .. . Which goes to prove what husbands and hen-picked bachelors have argued for years — "Wlm cares what a man wears lo ;\ stag!" « a <• INCOME TAX CUT?—There's still the chance Democrats may try to ram through an. income tax cut tor individuals in the d.vin.u moments of this session. Both President Eisenhower and Secretary of Treasury Humphrey have stated publicly that the $1.1! biljklh .surplus this year isn't enough to warrant a tax cut. * » » SUPREME COURT DECISIQNS There's some tch-tching -in Washington about Chiet Earl Warren'., philosophy of late. Republicans, especially, claim lib-' California!) is too often sidm;; with the iiid New Dealers in tin. i-upicme body . . . HAGERTY BOUQUET. Mu.'ii praise is being heaped on Press Seci rtary James Hauerty fur 'p.- upe.M and helplul manner in handling the newi releases on Ike'^s ivriTi; illness. An example of helpiuliicss,: On the White H'.'Uie p. ess ri><>m bulletin board, he posted Ike's menu of the previous night—the last meal before Ike got sick. One entry was: "Tossed salad, lemon dressing on the side. Will check as soon as possible lo see if. the President used the dressing..." * m * ' MILTON'S RESIGNATION. Some time before Dr. Milton Eisenhower announced he would resign as president of Penn State University, those close to him hinted to this writer that he would resign before Fall... Their reason: Loneliness. "He- won't want to knock around in that big place alone after his daughter leaves thif. Fall for Svvarthmore," one of them said. He referred to the 16-room Eisenhower house on campus. The informant added: "He's going to move away—but not necessarily to Washington .. ." . • • • *MISCELLANE OUS. Best guesses on political spending this year: A whopping $100,000,000. byt.comparison. both parties spent around $50,000.000 in 1948... ' Washington police have released a long-suppressed report of racial trouble in recently- integrated, schools in the District ... Details of 34 instances of Negro assaults on white girls, and other such incidents, have been made public .. . handed the Austin, Minn. Packers a 9-1 pasting Sunday, The Pack* ers \Vere leading the Southern Minnesota League. Traul notched six hits in the two games. * * o five ii«*6ns wet* injured in a two-car collision north of Ledyard. Sun reflected from the windshield of one of the vehicles into the eyes of the driver of the other, blindirig him and causing the crash. Nohe of the persons injured had to be hospitalized. » * * , The appointment of Walter J. Leslie as postmaster at Lakota was confirmed by the U. S. Senate recently. » * « What was billed as Kossuth County's greatest July -Fourth celebration was all set. The event, to be held Saturday and Sunday, July 4*5, was being sfconsot-ed by the fail? asSoclstfiort. Many top stage acts were due for ah appearance at the fah> grounds, following a gigantic parade, featuring many bands and floats. Fireworks, baseball games and a big dance were also on the Slate. Violet Norman ittcf«iiid her first place standing in the big Texas Centennial contest being sponsored by the Upper Des Moines and State theater. She held a 4,500 vote bulge over her nearest rival,' Ilda Patterson, also of Algona, with .four weeks of balldting left. Don't Exaggerate Benefit Of Soil Bank Says Writer We favor Government supports of livestock at 100% of parity paid directly to the producers—in amounts equalling the difference between the market price and 100% parity price. Reasons: 100% parity price for live- 20 TEES' AGO IN THt FROM THE FILJSS OF THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES JUNE 30, 1336 i ' wo. Four Swea City fishermen got more than they bargained for, including their limit of walleyes, in^ northern Minnesota. John Nelson, John Anderson, M. Berhow and Marvin Roalson headed north June 18 in Roalson's car. After a 395 mile trip to Bena, near Lake Winnebigo.shish, the quartet of anglers planned their camp. Roalson's car was discovered missing Friday, the day .-tfter their arrival, and a search by authorities was to no avail. The fishermen put in a call to another Swea Cityan, E. R. Hedges and asked him to come and get them. The stolen car was finally located near Deer River, stripped of everything that could be removed, so it was towed behind the Hedges auto on the return trip. The group got back lo Swea City Tuesday, complete with a nice catch of walleyes. (The stolen car was insured) £ V V A trailer full of eggs was given a good scrambling Tuesday afternoon in a collision with a ear nine miles east of Algona. A total of 400 cases were splattered around the highway in the melee. A cur driven by a South Dakota motorist struck the front wheel of the truck while, pas.s- ing, and sent the trailer sprawling. Tlio trucking fini^ filed a suit for 82,000 damages in district court here during the week. The truck and trailer took the, worst of the damages, believe it or not. 4 c. o $4eile Eggleston of LuVerne hud a narrow squeak. After collecting some wire, he decided to burn off the insulation. Unknown to the lud, one piece of wire had a dynamite cap oil the end of it. He was holdirjg the wire 'with a pair of pliers, when the cap exploder), either from heat or pressure. As a iv.-uH. Merle had several bandaged fingers and burns on his face and chest. He was considered very lucky, at that. V * * Algona's Grays hit the ball tuu'd tu take two games during tlu. 1 week. The locals slarnmcd 1lte Mexican A/tecs, 11-8, with it l(j-hit attack Friday night, then stock simply means a return that will give producers a standard of living comparable to other groups. Everyone, nowadays, including President Eisenhower, agrees that livestock men deserve and need that. - There is difference of opinion only on how to achieve that. How much have livestock producers been losing by not getting parity? Why haven't ^ they been getting parity? What must be done in order to get it? The following is an attempt to answer these questions. . The source of the following data is the U.S.D.A. "Publication, Meat Animps, Farm Production and Income." In, 1953 cattle producers of the United States lost 1.6 billion dollars by not getting parity. There was no loss on hogs as the market price was right at parity during that year. In 1954 the loss to cattle pro- ducers was 1.7 billion dollars. There was.no loss on hogs that year since the market price was right at parity for that year. In 1955 the logs on cattle was 1.7 billion dollars and the loss on hogs was one billion and 350 million. The total loss for those three years on hogs and cattle was 6 billion and 750 million dollars. - •'• ! Since "Iowa, 'has GA% of the nations cattle and 21% of the nation's hogs, Iowa's hog arid cattle producers lost '(302 million. It is true that one cannot see this loss driving around the country but nevertheless it was a real loss. It meant a lowering of the farmer's standard of living by that. much. Furthermore Government men are forecasting a still further decline in farm income of 5 r /< or more for 1956. In addition to these huge losses in ipcomo have been additional shrinkages in values of animals u^i yet _.uid. In two years values of livestock went down 7.5 bil- •lions. Farm debts went up '2.1 billions. Also total farm income went down 23%. Riding along with these two twin disasters was another one the farmer's unavoidable expenses went up. While these terrible disasters to farmers has been happening other parts of the nation have been enjoying unprecedented prosperity. Industrial stocks went up 62 Tr. Corporate profits up 32';;. Stockholders dividends up l'J';< . Non-farm income up 14':'*. The discerning person, pondering the foregoing facts must surely be shocked to discover that a candid and accurate analysis of the present situation reveals that there was nothing in any^ of the "Farm Bills"— either proposed or acted on —•• DESIGNED TO RESTORE TO THE FARM FOLKS ANY SINGLE SMALL PART OF THESE TRAGIC LOSSES ALREADY SUSTAINED. The current, "soil bank" program admittedly has merit—especially from a conservation standpoint. On our own farm we expect to participate. But we should not exaggerate its benefits. In order to receive a soil bank check one must forego Harvesting some crops—which would have some value this year. But also as part of the program for this 1956 year the corn farmer is to receive a les?er amount by about 8 cents per bushel ,for the corn he places under seal. The Joss washes out the" gain. So the net result there appears to be ; no progress Whatever in .seeming for the farmer a larger share of the nation's income for 1956—than the admittedly un- justh' small portion he received during each of the last three years. That there be no misunderstanding of what I propose—and to make it very clear how modest is our demand, we point out that we do not ask the return of any part of these vast sums already lost to us. All that we propose is that from now un we receive "parity" which everyone now admits we deserve. Our government is has been for a long now and time extensively in the subsidy, or sup- pojt, ur aid business. Shipping companies, airplane companies, railroads, big buiirie-ss., labor unions;, foreign governments • — .;11 ; re now being subsidized fume direct—some indirect. Re- cords show that during the last 50 years for every $1000.00 01 subsidies paid out, agriculture got only $5. Even if we overlooked the fact that our so called "surplus grains" have great value to the nation as feed and food reserves—insurance against possible drouths and disasters — I say oven ignoring that point all the complaint now going on about the cost of storage is definitely out of order. These vast non-farm subsidies are not going to be done away' with. They are firmly imbedded in our way of,doing business. There is no serious ' intent or move anywhere to even materially reduce them to say nothing of abandoning them. The prevaling idea now is to allow the old law of supply and demand to rescue the livestock producer from the squeeze he is now in. To date this has failed and will fail again. The basic idea being that by reducing and finally removing the "burdensome" surplus of grains — n smaller amount of meat would then be produced (which, if the demand continues strong) will cause a higher price. This plan has so far failed—it will continue to fail. It can lead only to disillusion and disaster, as I shall now show: On Feb. 17 at the National Farm Institute in Des Moines Dr. Sherman Johnson, director of Agricultural Research Service for U.S.D.A. said, "Even our present large carryover of concen- ^rate, feeds represents only about 'four months supply in relation to annual utilization." Dr. Johnson then pointed out on account of such'contingencies as possibilities of drouth ravaging the great producing areas (as in 1934 and 1936) and possibility of war—an adequate reserve supply of food is an absolute necessity from the standpoint of national security. A reserve of food is just .an essential for our nation's security as.t're suitable supplies of war equipment. Thus if we would eliminate the surplus feed—we elimimitc the nation's security. That will not be done. Surpluses and security in the field of storable feed grains, are one and the same thing. But the farmer is ruined if he produces more than the "effective" demand calls for. His prices drop put of all proportions to the excess or surplus produced. Even a small surplus spells disaster in price. To date our many efforts thru legislation to reduce this surplus of grains havje failed. There has been increases instead. Many folks seem to think that acreage limitation alone will reduce production. That is not so. Government figures show that in the last 20 years agricultural output has increased SO 1 /;—on about the same acreage — with some 30 r i less labor. Fr.ct is many other powerful factors aside from acres planted work to maintain production. New discoveries are constantly at work to maintain and increase production. It is a mistake lo assume that our own scientists (working along many lines) are at the end of their string. What 'then is the remedy? Clearly it Ls to allow our livestock producers to utilize their skills and equipment to produce economically and abundantly—instead 'of sparingly. They will anyway. Did we produce too much meat in 1953? In 1954? In 1955V The answer is "NO". It was all consumed. We merely produced too much for the "effective'' demand. If our livestock men .produce more — it , would soli cheaper. Government records show that meat consumption in- goes LB. MORE MEAT' PER PERSON IN 1955 than they did. in 1953. The main reason was it was cheaper. Even in this land of high .wages government records show millions'of families receive small incomes. Some 15 million of them have such low incomes that they fail by about 3 Ib. per family per week to get the meat that an adequate diet requires. Our experience during the late war revealed a shocking degree of disabilities among our young people. Most of these disabilities were a direct result of deficiencies in diet that could have been avoided if those growing youn.-! people had received sufficient amounts of meat and milk. We are now advised that many diseases which incapacitate or hospitalize older people truce back directjy to physical weaknesses — arising from malnutrition. With this great body of mir citizens clearly needing more meat than they cun afford even now, it should be evident 1" •''!' that our government should sponsor abundance ift production of meats arid milk rather thaft paying tax money to cause a sHrfrtity t?f it. The other day I noticed that Communist Dictator Tito, got s6me 1.5 billibh dollars of our rnoney. It was called, "foreign aid" — which is a' support br subsidy—of softs.' • Nobody appeared to object to it. 1 suppose it had some merit: Eiut it seems that ortly when it is proposed to move some values ift the direction of justice—in the direction of Agriculture—in the direction of k#v income consumers—that the "bellyaching" and the shouts of "cost", "unsound", "bad"fi "bills", begins. A'very material reason why millions of'low income families do not buy the meat they need is because our own government deducts sizeable, amounts from their earnings — as withholding taxes — leaving smaller amounts with which to buy meat. I believe both duty and wisdom dictate that our government pay directly to the producers of livestock the difference between market price and full-parity price. To those who think that bufden would be too large foj- Uncle Sam, I remind them that at present our harassed livestock producers are carrying it. AU the' evidence conclusively shows that the present giant squeeze enveloping the livestock producers—moves values in the wrong direction. If producers of meat animals received what everyone admits is their due—their prosperity would promptly result in such prosperity and benefit to others that our government would soon get it back again in taxes. Clearly the following specific benefits would result: 1. Livestock producers would get the same kind of support other groups now get. They deserve it. 2. All bank loans would automatically be "shored up." 3. Effectively would our "burdensome surplus" be moved in the shape of meats into the stomachs of millions of American families who because of low in- cpmes do not now buy meat that is needed. The innocent victims \ of heavy withholding taxes deserve it. They merit cheaper and more meat. 4. It would definitely effect a prompt and needed recovery in the entire nation. To me it seems a monumental stupidity to follow policies that will surely result in financial ruin to livestock producers — ' every time they produce in ex- . cess of sparing amounts. The , fact is we never have yet pro- • duced any more meat than would ,', give our own people an adequate diet. I contend that this , so-called "f^rm problem" never can be solved right by ignoring the malnutrition plight of our 15 or so million families with low income, ' ' • It should be obvious that such y scarcity of meats as would':' yield parity prices' — would do great damage to a very important part of our population. 1 I submit that until we have definitely banished the bnneful effects oi malnutrition from our own people, cu'.itruls or other limitations on meat production are in order. Considering our country's great wealth, fabulous fortunes, our great ability to produce goods— and yet in the midst of,all this plenty — there are according to reliable records, millions of our own people needing more meat, our so-called "surplus grains" should not be regarded as an evil burden but as a golden opportunity to render a worthy and needed service to our own people instead. I repeat, funds used to banish malnutrition among the millions of growing children (if low income groups is not an expenditure but an investment of the highest order — surely as worthy as buying weapons of war for Communist Dictator Tito. Iowa is a great livestock state 1 . When we fail to get by many hundreds of millions of dollars what is conceded by all we do- serve and need—we all suffer. Regardless of our party affilia- ( tions, we should all work for justice for our own livestock producers. Sincerely yours, - G. W. Patterson creases when the price down. Americans ate 2.7 50th Reunion Of Dutton Family Ledyard — Mr and Mrs Fred Dutton and Ellsworth attended the 50th annual Dutton reunion at Cajl Park in Algona on Sunday. There were around 150 there. Mr W. A. Dutton of Algona, who has been president for many years but who has been seriously ill the past year, was able to be present with his wife. Mrs Ruth Dutton of Lone Rock who is past 90 was also able to attend. Elections of officers was held with Fred Dutton of LedyarU being elected president, and M:s Glenn Teeter of Burt elected secretary. A large drawing of a family tree had been made \vhich traces the family back to the IGOO'i. Mrs Rob'ft Dutton of Grand Rapids, Minn., came home with the Fred Dutlons and visited on Monday before returning home. Plum Creek Elite The June meeting of the I'lu.'i Creek Elite 4-H club was held at the home of Mary and Margaret Keith. Ruth Benschoter gave a talk and demonstrations were given by Glcnndu Gabrielsun and Jean Keith, and by Connie Priebe and Claudette Seely. Linda Clark gave a talk on telephone courtesy. Mu.-ic was in charge of Joan Ward. Recreation was in charge ul Margaret Keith. Guest muthers were Mrs Glenn Gabrielsun, Mrs Claude S.-'C-ly, Mrs Floyd Bode and Mi'i Kyle Keith.