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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, October 16, 1956
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5- Algona (la.) Uppir DM Tuesday, October 16, 1956 TIME FOR A CHANGE In 1948 the treasury of the State of Iowa had a surplus of 120 million. In 1956 the treasury of the Stale of Iowa has a surplus of 30 million. In the interval between 1953 and 1956, taxes per person paid by lowans have increased from 5146 in 1953 to $170 in 1956. If the incumbent state administration has anything to brog about, it isn't evident at the moment. In addition, a state sales tax of 2Vi percent is helping to drive business out of border counties of the state, and there is talk by a legislative tax study committee of raising the sales tax to 3 percent. It is also going to be suggested that there be a tax on services as one more means of raising money for the state. !f the voters of Iowa return 1o office Ihe present Republican state officers, from the governor right on down into the county legislative level, they will be putting a stamp of approval on (1) depletion of the treasury surplus, (2) increased taxes of the past three years, and (3) additional tax increases that are pending. Our state has a chance, for ihe next two years, to see how a Democratic state adminis- stration works. If the two years do not provide a more efficient government for less cost, the voters can boot them all out in 1958. In the meantime, a change might result in a most pleasing improvement in the management of our state affairs, a little more return for each tax dollar, a halt to the menace of higher sales taxes and a stop to elimination of both the soldier's exemption. and homestead exemption which has been suggested as another way of raising more state money. * * * HALO NEEDS TIDYING The holier-than-thou halo affected by some Republicans is being worn awkwardly dskew ihis season. The shocking catalog of misconduct among agency chiefs and olher important Republicans in Washington — misconduct that drew not so much as a slap on the wrist from the President, and often was rewarded instead with tharik- you notes or even an air parade — has been supplemented by a series of scandals among Republican officials in several states. Illinois, Pennsylvania and California — all states of tremendous importance in the coming election — have given us depressing examples ; of how Republicans can behave when placed within reach of the public trough. '^,^. ,„.,..: To vary a Latin phrase-. Caveot 'elector — ' Let the Voter Beware. * * * FRIENDS OF THE FARMER When it came to picking men to head the {•arm division of the Republican National Committee in,' this election, the Republicans certainly made two very strange selections. One of the men heading the farm division Is Congressman Leslie Arends of Illinois, the other is ex-governor Dan Thornton of Colorado. When they picked Arends for the job the GOP leaders must have forgotten to look up his farm record. He has one of the worst in Congress. The National Rural Electric Cooperative Ass'n credits him with only two "pro-farm" votes out of 32, or a batting average of .060 so far as the farmer is concerned. He voted against a lona bill for tenant farmers, against help to rural telephone lines, against conservation payments, against the school lunch program, against funds for research to find new ways to use farm products, and many others. Yet Arends is co-chairman of the GOP Dan Thornton isn't exactly a dirt farmer, either. He is a former Hollywood actor who married a wealthy woman, then bought a ranch and then a herd of Herefords for the ranch. He now wears cowboy boots but has cleats on them sp the boots can be used in playing golf. Add Ezra Benson to this pair and you have quite a trio of individuals presuming to be "friends of the farmer." _ ^^ ^Icmnn Upper pi's jfflouu's 111 E. Call Struct— Phone 1100- Algona, Iowa Enteri-d as set'o-id cljss matter at the postoffice at Algona. Iowa, under Act oi Congress of March 3, Issued Tuesdays in 1956 By THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. I! B. WALLER, Managing Editor C. S. ERLANDER, Advertising Manager NATIONAL DITORI_AL MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE \V(.-.'-:Iv N<-w>p;;p-.-: Ren; ...-cntaUves. Inc 40i Fmh Avc, Nc-.v Yo:k 18. N. Y. 333 N. M:ih;ga;v v'^eaio 1. 1:1. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO. SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH o A ,_^,^, ;: d ; .,, , / __ - _ -;-•; | ADVERTISING RATES i OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ' ill Dolliver Debate Merwln Coad? Oct. 9, Mf. Donald C. Pierson State Chairman State Republican Central Coffiltt. Des Moines, Iowa Dear Mr. Pierson: As I cannot afford the BUYING THE GOVERNMENT How legislation favorable to a small group can be bought was forcibly emphasized by two stories appearing in the Des Moines Tribune, Tuesday evening, Oct. 9. One story, an Associated Press release from Washington, listed 109 campaign contributors from 1952 who had given $10,000 or more to one or the other of the political parties. The 100 largest corporations in America contributed $1,065,939 to the Republicans and $84,000 to the Democrats. Officials of 21 large oil companies contributed $299,985 to the Republicans and $8,100 to the Democrats. In another story in the same issue of the paper, it was stated that the Republican tax bill passed after the 1952 election was estimated to have saved corporations 200 million dollars in taxes. In other words, the 100 largest corporations contributed slightly over one million dollars to elect Republicans, and after they were elected were favored with a 200 million tax benefit, or a return of 200 to 1 on their money. The oil companies who gave about $300,000 were rewarded by receiving a gift of the off shore oil deposits for future use. Valuation estimates of the off shore oil deposits range from many millions into the billions, another nice return on a small investment. It is hard to believe that it is possible to "buy" the U. S. government, but on the basis of campaign contributions and the resulting favorable legislation for a privileged few, it appears that it can be done. * * * LET DEAD ISSUES DIE Norlhwood Anchor — If members of their respective parties would follow one of the recommendations of Eisenhower and Stevenson in their recent acceptance speeches, a great service would be done American polities. We refer to the urging of both candidates to look to the future — to plan for a new America. Most voters, we're sure, are getting tired of the continual rehashing of issues which are dead and which should have been buried years — or decades — ago. The Teapot Dome scandal of the Harding- Coolidge era and the mink coats and deep freezes of the Truman era; the "Hoover depression" anfa the FDR's "New Deal" — these and many others are rapidly becoming ancient history. They've been ranted and raved over far too much, and deserve the peace of a political grave. J As history, we should know about them Of course — because all are still" current events. But so are woman suffrage, the Civil war and the Louisiana purchase, also terrific political issues in their day. The point is that no party now has any of these dead issues in its platform or program — and when we spend our time arguing dead issues we are beclouding more important matters, the actual plans and proposals of the major parties fur the future. In this campaign let's talk about live issues, about ways and means of building a stronger America, a better way of life for citizens of our country and of the whole world. For, after the November elections and when congress convenes again, those are the thing in which the administration and the congress will be engaged. * * * IT'S "IN THE BAG" Dccorah Journal — Iowa has been so safe in the Republican column since "1938", that her welfare has long since been discarded as a matter of concern for national Republican leaders. The President of the United States brought the dignity uf that office into Iowa, gained quite a crowd made up of the curious and the furious to form his audience. His statements to those assembled were composed of all the generalities he could muster that made his administration look good. National income is up—true. Industry is expanding—true. Now let's apply these generalities of the great general to our own state. We are indebted to Steve Carter, a cumlidaU' for congress, for some graphically revealing information. In Iowa, since 1952, nine thousand farm units have dissolved while there are six thousand fewer jobs in industry in Iowa today than there were in 1952. Adit to this tlu> simple well known fact that luwu's legislature imposed nine new taxes un lowans in 1955, and you see what has happened tu the state that was always "safely" Republican. While national Republican leaders boast of increased wealth for the minority of the people to whom they are dedicated, they are allowing (if not sponsoring) :in economic decline in Iowa. This loss in enterprise and job opportunity is our rewind for remaining "safely" Republican. The ciui-stiun of the year: Is it safe for lowans to re- mam Republican'. 1 * * * PROUD TO BE FROM EAGLE GROVE Eagle Grove Eagle — Last Friday evening i-VMVum.' fHJin Eagk- Grove who attended the foi.tball game at Algona came home proud to be from Eagle Grove. Our football team completely oiiK'h.SM-u 1 ihe Aluor.iaiis. Our field is far superior ;;uri last but m>i least our band looked like a pro- le.-.-ional c.r;jam/;uiun in comparison to Alguna's. ().:: thanks ari due the admini.-tvation. the couch, : . ;,;-.(! tr.o teaeheis who have put Eagle Grove in a ijo.-'ition where we can view our home town .v;;h prick. * * ¥ Things should be righl lively in the cabs of .... .,', !,.(.-. >:y.nt;ve.- and diesels between now .,;. : e'.v,.!i«i, The head of the Brotherhood of Loco!'.-. :.vt EnmriOeis has out backing Ike. and -,,,, .... : . ,.; thi Bi...thc!huod of Firemen and Oil,...\ ;or Adla:. What the engineers ,- .- t.. .-. !.. (••., h ..t)v: •'- • 'hrv ; •.:!.-. L---:l'l 're nv^hty inlcrcr:.tm2. of a telegram of great length I trust that this correspondence is a Satisfactory manner of reply to your telegram of October 3, 1956. Having requested previously 'to debate the truth of the record of the present congressman I ttoiv continue in that request". Thefe- fore, a reply to your questions as requested is herein contained which now establishes the basis for these debates which are to be held in each of the 15 counties of the sixth district. These replies appear in the order of your questions to me. 1. Does your candidate accept or reject the recent statement by President Eisenhower that war cannot be charged to any one political party? , 2. Does your candidate fa'yoi or oppose an administration which now opposes the Democratic proposal to halt the atrha- ments race by firm international agreement? 3. Does your candidate favof or oppose a president who pfe* sented the highest civilian award the Defense Department can bestow on Air Force Secretary Harold Talbott, who admitted "making phone calls and writing letters" (oh Air Force stationery) to pressure defense contractors into using an engineering firm from which Talbott drew $132,000 in profits while Air Force Secretary? 4. Does your candidate favor or oppose an administration which promised to balance the budget and now claims to have done so but in three years added $6.7 billion debtedness? to our federal in- 5. Does your candidate favor or oppose tax legislation which gave 91% of the tax cut to corporations and tt> the privileged few but only 9"& of the tax cut to persons with an income of $5,000 or less? 6. Does your candidate favor or oppose the Democratic program in effect for 20 years which not only aimed at helping but did Help all Americans political affiliations, of race, of every of all L* every creed, of every color and ot every economic level to a realistic program of civil rights, social progress, and a higher economic level? 7. Does your candidate favor or oppose a farm program of sliding scales which has caused immense over production or farm commodities forced farm and which has income down to a level of economic disaster? 8. Does your candidate favor or oppose the Eisenhower-Benson farm program which causes needless over-production because the farmer has to produce more to make up for price deficiency? 9. Does your candidate favor or oppose the Democratic program which is designed to bring up the income of millions of below-subsistence American families who then could use a substantial amount of food produced by American farmers? 10. Does your candidate favor or oppose an administration which would not accept the Democratic conceived (Marshall and Humphrey, Minnesota) and Democratic passed soil bank until an election year? 11. Does your candidate favor or oppose the legislation of the Democratic controlled congress which in 1955 appropriated $$0 million for «chool milk program, of which the Eisenhower Administration used only $17 million when the need was far greater than the amount originally supplied? 12. Does your candidate favor or oppose an administration whose Secretary of Agriculture asked 140,000,000 Americans to rise up and "demand not revision but outrright elimination of all direct aid to agriculture" without regard to the size of the farm at a time when business and irt- dUstry are receiving direct aid through defense contracts, subsidies, fast tax write-offs, tariffs and other aids? 13. Does your candidate favor or oppose the policy of 'hard money' which has increased interest rates to the farmer by 44% since 1952? 14. Does your candidate favor or oppose the Democratic program of rural development and great plains program which were in operation long before . the Eisenhower Administration? 15. Does your candidate favor or oppose the federal gas tax re- St. Louis Post-Dispatch Will Support Stevenson Washington DIGEST A Wfttklf Summary of "In»id«" Information From Washington Sourctt of Special Interest to The Mid-West By Jim Edmonds fund to tht farmer which w»« opposed by thi} EUenhower Admin* ietfation a* late e| 195$ but which waa paa*«d by a Pefnc.. cratic controlled Congress in 19S6? < 16. Does your candidate favor or oppose an administration which has cut research appropriations in five different fields which were granted by a Democratic controlled Congress? 1?. And finally, ddes your candidate favo? or oppose an administration which gave direct sup- p6rt to the illegal Dixon-Yates contract; which gave away federally owned timberlandd to the Al Sarena Company; which permitted cheese scandals to pass through the Agriculture Department; rights which gave to Seagram oil drilling distilleries; TRUST BUSTER — A Congressional committee has discovered that the recently resigned Justice Department's No. 2 trust-buster, Edward A. Foote, had been dealing in. stocks of companies involved in mergers that were subject to his division's approval. (Foote said no, it was his wife). CENSORSHIP — The Civil Service Commission has ruled that the National Federation of Post Office clerks can't publish, in its monthly magazine, 'photos of Adlai Stevenson's appearance at the Federation's convention. The magazine's editors point out that in 1952 when Candidate Eisenhower convention. spoke at the same no objection was raised-to running his picture by President Truman's Civil Service Commission. BENSON TO SAY While St. Louis — The powerful and independent St. Louis Post Dispatch has put the issues nominees of the 1956 Presidential campaign on the scales and found they weighed "decisively in favor of Adlai Stevenson." '•• In a 2500-word editorial the Post-Dispatch urges America's independent voters to elect Adlai Stevenson and a Democratic gress. . . ! : Warning against election of a Republican Congress, the editorial says: "Were u Republican Congress to be elected in November, the chairmanships of important Senate committees -would be returned to McCarthy of Wisconsin, Bridges of New Hampshire, Jenner of Indiana, Briuker of Ohio and other anti-Eisenhower Senators." The Post-Dispatch predicts that a "positive foreign policy" would be one result of a Democrat vic- tor; .,,._ 'Democratic Party, united on fprejgn affairs, could be 'ex- peeped tq support Stevenson in ,the exec'ution -qf a positive foreign policy," it asserts. 'In contrast," it continues "the Republican Congress has been unwilling to accord full support to President Eisenhower on many foreign-policy tests." The newspaper is also sure that a Stevenson administration would "exert strong and effective leadership in behalf of necessary new facilities for a school-age population," and that "pubjic housing, public health and social legislation in general would be approached as important national concerns" The present Administration is assailed as one "so staffed with men from industry that other national interests are little represented." FROM THE FILES OF THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES OCTOBER 20, 1936 A Good farm woman. Mrs Erwin Turner, .' 38, was killed instantly Wednesday .about 5 p.m. when she fell from a ladder in the haymow at the Turner -farm. Hei body was found by her husbanfl. A broken neck was the cause of death. * * » The nearly new barn on the Adolph Quegsted farm near Armstrong was burned to the gmujid Sunday afternoon. Cause of the blaze was believed to have been new hay, , \yhich had just baen put in the mow. No livestock or harnesses were lost in the conflagration. Marshal Frost's ser legs caught £ire while he re-- scued a gas barrel from the barn, but he was not injured as water put out the llames immediately. * « » A warning was issued to farm- LTS, notifying them of an outbreak of cholera. The fanners were urged to keep out of other iarmei's hog lots and to keep stranger* and stray dogs from entering their own lots. They were also advised to allow only veterinarians to immunize, disin- foc-t and take precautions against the epidemic. * * » Completion ct the basement ex- c'.ivaiiun for tiic new Algona pui-tuffice cleurod the decks for .ii'tUal 1-un.struction work. It was rumon-d that rough f.xtrrior work vyu» to !_>.• duuc this lull and Ihe finishing uf the jub completed in the spring. Lynx in the undefeated and un- scored on class. The winners substituted freely after taking a quick two touchdown lead. Algona was going to put its 3-2 won- lost mark on the line when Hampton arrived for another conference fray this Friday night. » » » Preparations were being made at Ringstcd to accomodate 15,000 persons expected to attend a corn husking contest and also to 'iiear a talk by Secretary of Agriculture Henry Wallace. Mr Wallace's address was slated for *he main street at 1:30 p.m., following the corn husking contest between men from eight counties. » * • Reports of an obanoxious prowler in Algona were heard this week from several sources. One of the story said the first nine months of 1956, and the Wall Street Journal predicts a profit rise for the year of 18 per cent. The Movie Sets WITH BUDDY MASON local had version prowler was found n a home, but no verfication oeen obtained. , » * «• Alvin Sampson of West Bend was injured painfully recently when he was thrown from a wkgon while on his way to a field to pick coin. He was taken to a Fort Dodge hospital, and was reported in good condition. j • » gummer moved back into the county during the week, witii pretty balmy temperatures registered practically every day. The high reading was a 77, while the low uas a 36. Lower temperatures were being predicted for the following week. « * • Cook's Tavern was robbed a week or so ago. The case involved juveniles, who had committed their first offense. The boys were taken before the coun- Algona's Bulldogs went down bofopc the strong Webster City in the:;- first bofo Lynx. 2(i-0, Friday ty attorney, given a to and released. Liquor sales locally were up S-H0.15 in September over August, but the reason was pot that persons were drinking more. there ju.-u weren't as many bootleggers in business, according to the State Liquoi Commission. there • is much pressure from many Republicans to oust Ezra Benson ' as secretary of agricul- turtf, insiders say that he will remain in his job if Ike is reelected, although there will be three dr four changes in the cabinet for certain. Ike is solidly sold on Benson and his approach to the farm problem. — o — FAKE TELEGRAMS — Sending fake telegrams to members of Congress urging passage or rejection of legislation may not be as easy in the future. This widely used lobbying trick has been under close scrutiny by a Lobby Investigating committee. A check has been made of telegrams received by two senators — John F. Kennedy (D-Mass.) and Leyerett Saltonstall (R-Mass.) with interesting results. Only a small percentage of the people said they had authorized the telegrams. The Senate is considering legislation which would make fake telegrams punishable with fines. FAKED MOVIE — There are some red faces as a result of an exposee in Washington by the Washington Post o£ a TV movie entitled "The Republican Small Business Program." The movie was intended to show exactly how a small business man went about getting a loan. The GOP committee looked around Washington for a good scene to "shoot" the movie and picked the S and A Market as a likely looking business store. They paid the owner $40 for staying out of his place for two hours. Then a TV announcer was brought in to play the part of the store owner, and a GOP secretary took the .part of his wife. They also hired a Georgetown U. student to play a brief part as a customer. After this phony film was made it was given to candidates for Congress with a prepared script for them to read *in introducing the movie to election audiences. The script was written by « Madison Ave. advertising agency in New York and reads as follows: "The film you are going to see is about small business since Ike was elected president. In it, you will see a typical small business man who has been helped by S.B.A. He will tell you, in his own words, how he has been helped." The real owner of the S. and A. Market never did have a SBA loan. BACKS WHO — Once again the Republicans have an overwhelming advantage over the Democrats in campaign support. Editor and Publisher, trade journal of the newspaper nus-'s, surveyed the nations press . with these results: "In terms of . daily circulation. Ike is ahead of Hollywood, Calif—"Why Girls Leave Home," has been the subject of sermons, plays and films tor many years. Any reader who thinks we have a sure-fire answer to this problem can save time by immediately turning to the "Lovelorn" columns. Each generation finds many new reasons for neglecting to leave a forwarding address when departing from the family nest with Mama's best luggage in the dead of night. Comes the dawn! Mama cries a bit, (she was fond of those matched bags), while Dad hastily whips up a ""Room For Rent" sign. Daughter might try to move back in. A candle appears in the attic window and all hands settle down to await the news that ''local gal has landed star role on Broadway." Time passes. Pop has found that buying, candles in gross Ipts is much cheaper. They begin to wonder what ever happened to the gal. Right here, gentle reader, is where Alex Gordon comes in. * * * No I Alex Gordon isn't the city slicker who lured "Miss Whistle- bait of 1956" from hearth and home. Alex is a Golden State Pictures producer in Hollywood. He's never even seen the missing maiden! But, in all probability, he knows what happened to her. In doing research work on his current film." Runaway Daughters," for American-International release, Mr' Gordon checked on a thousand-and-onc case histories in police files. He discovered that runaway girls seldom find the fame and fortune they seek in a big city, However, what actually becomes of them does make interesting film- fare. Especially when the story is directed by a talented sophisticate like Edward L. Cahn. Though Mr Cahn creates an exciting, fast-moving picture, he which gave away the tidelands oil which the Supreme Court ruled belonged to all the people; and an administration which has fpught against higher minimum wage of »1 per hour; and which opposed more liberal retirement and disability provisions of social security? I am sure you see by now that the real issue in this congres's- ional campaign Is not a matter of questions and l-eply but is between the present Representa- tive'e record and the Democratic platform. •'! arrt sure that arty further exchangVlh the matters of this ' campaign Will come directly from i\\6 Republican congressional candidate himself. Merwin Goad, Democratic Candidate for Congress Sixth Iowa District Boone, Iowa -• •• • Copy of telegram sent Oct. 9, 19S6 October 9, 1956 Hon. James I. Dolliver State Bank Building Fort Dodge, Iowa Dear Mr. Dolliver: As the basis has now been established for the debate sessions to be held in the counties of the 6th district- I trust that you will alert the District Chairman of the Republican party to stanri in readiness *to b* contacted'-bj the District Chairman of the Democratic party • to work out arrangements for these debates. Merwin Coad the documentary In fact, if every retains all authenticity, teen-age girl could be persuaded to view "Runaway Daughters," the Police files marked "Missing • Female — Juvenile" kept in order by the Persons — could be office cat. It wa» Fii->l.l'n in 1752 that Benjamin in •••on led !!:•• li the talking j Adlai about four and one half to one. Papers with 18 million circulation are backing Ike, and thuse backing Adlai have less than four million. In 1932 the GQP advantage was even mure lopsided." Magazine support is about 90 percent for Ike. — o — BAMK fB,9FJTS — Current high interest rates are ringing sweet nmsie fur New York bji'i-er.. A'l nn.i'T b'iiil^ ;-!v;w ? rhavp profit increase {or the During the filming of this picture, Tom Conway, who was playing a key role, .becarrte seriously 511 and had replaced by John Litel. ; An emergency of .this nature plays havoc , with production schedules. AfV scenes in • which the sick player appeared' mu$t -be retaken. The i^hit must "shoot around" the absent character until sets canvbe reassembled and redressed,, script, scenes . rpwrit- ten and another actor "gets .up. in the part." This requires the'Skill of long experience. " ,''•'.. • . ; • ' '•'",-, , At 3 o'clock in Jh» morning, »h« hospital notified .pro'd"u c t i 6*n supervisor, 'Bartlett A. Qarrel, that Tom-Cpnway would be.un- abiu to resume work oh the-picture. The sleepy Mr Carrftl exploded into action. There-were phone consultations with' executive producer S. Z. ''Arkoff, producer Gordon and director Cahn. Script changes were-made; actqn were' recalled and. technicians notified. Script revisions, . substitutions, shooting-order and ; new shifts must be relayed to all, departments. * * . * .'-.-' By some minor miraclt, B»rt Carrel had the unit rolling at 8:30 the next morning, right on schedule. Cinematographer Frederick E. West .and lighting engineer Cal Maehl had plotted light-pattern reconstruction and resetting of lamps so cleverly that retakes could be cut into matching scenes without a noticeable change In lighting. Veteran trouper, John Litel, was memorizing script dialogue while makeup-man Garlic Taylor applied his makeup. Property- men, Dick Rubin and John Cengia, were rounding up rental props that had been returned. Wardrobe mistress, Marjorie Corso was busily reassembling the various changes of wardrobe worn by Maria English, Anna Sten, Mary Ellen Kaye, Gloria Castillo, LanVe Fuller, Adele Jergens, Jay Adlor, Betty Blythe and other members of the large cast. Out of all this activity, a sort of chaotic order was emerging. The crisis was licked! STRICTLY^BUSINESS '!*'• Whimple, Sir, Crick in the neck *g»m!'

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