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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, October 23, 1956
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2-Algona (la.) Upp*r De» Melnel Tuesday, October 23, 1956 fle$ ulome$ WAR NOT AN ISSUE In the arsenal of dirty politics used by many Republican campaigners, the war smear has replaced the Communist smear as the No. 1 weapon. The war smear is the charge that, since America's three 20»h Century wars were fought under Democratic Presidents, the Democratic Party is Ihe "party of war." The implication is that if Adlai Stevenson is elected President, war will come again. President Eisenhower, in his press conference of Sept. 26, repudiated this smear. Nevertheless, it continues to be published in millions of pieces of Republican literature, and repeated by lower-level GOP campaigners every day. • Would a Republican Administration have stood by in 1917 while the Kqiser's submarines were destroying American ships and American lives? • Would a Republican Administration have allowed Japan to sink our battleships at Pearl Harbor and get away with it? • Would the Republicans have allowed the Communists to conquer South Korea, thus exposing the Philippines, Japan, and the whole of the Pacific, to Red attack? History records the answers to these questions. Let no Republican make this charge without being told that: An overwhelming majority of Republicans in Congress voted to declare war on Germany in 1917. When informed of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Wendell Wilkie, who would have been President had the Republicans won the election of 1940, said: "1 have not the slightest doubt what a united America should and will do." And Vice President Nixon said on Sept. 1, 1953, "Let's recognize right now that the deci- jion to go into Korea was right because the Communists had to be stopped." That's what Republicans said then. For them to speak differently now is dirty politics, bad history, and an insult to the millions who fought and sacrificed for the cause of freedom in those wars, not as Republicans or Democrats, but as Americans. * * * THE FARMER CAN'T WIN The other day Ike, in an off the cuff remark to a visiting Congressman, said that if the farmers would-get off their butts' and go to work they would be all right. At about the same time, Ezra Benson was saying that the trouble is that we have too much of everything raised on the fqrm. Now as we think this over we can't figure out what use there would be for the farmers to get off their butts and work harder when we already have more of everything than we need. No matter which way you look at it, under these two viewpoints, the farmer can't win. * * * X THANK YOU, MR HALL In a recent editorial in the Mason City Globe-Gazette, Editor Earl Hall remarked that there had not been a balanced Federal budget since 1948. Mr Hall, no Democrat, was implying that the Democrats were deficit spenders most of the time. But there are some sharp readers of the Globe-Gazette, and on Oct. 15 Mr Hall had to take it back. He wrote another editorial stating that "we were in error recently in an editorial when we stated that the last time the Federal Budget was in balance was 1948. In 1951, under President Truman and a Democratic Congress, governmental receipts totaled $47,567,613,484 against expenditures of $44,057,830,859." * * * "There's a rumor that if elected, Ike plans to streamline the duties of the Presidency by putting Sherman Adams on a four-day week — Washington Star. AN IDEA WORTH THOUGHT Perhaps the only really new idea that has generated from the present political campaign is Adlai Stevenson's suggestion in a mild sort of way that maybe we ought to have another go with Russia at trying to limit the H-bombs. It seems like a reasonable idea to 6 lot of people. How this could cause Ike to term the suggestion as "wicked nonsense" and Nixon to call it "catastrophic nonsense" we don't understand. By inference it is simply unpatriotic to even discuss an arms race that may shrivel all mankind up like a blast of DDT on an ant hill. Stevenson's idea has some strrfhg support, and it was suggested before hft mentioned it by a number of people, including some leading clergymen, educators and even a few atomic scientists. Dr. Ralph Lapp, atomic physicist, says "fragments of bomb debris from the Pacific tests are now turning op in the bones of people all the world." He asserts that the world is Upper 111 E. 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OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER Behind The Movie Sets tritw BUDDY MASON over 40 times nearer disastrous atmospheric poisoning than the Atomic Energy Commission admits in its latest report to Congress. America originally urged Russia to discuss atomic disarmament under conditions which Moscow rejected. Later Moscow said it would accept these conditions but things had changed and our own country imposed rigid new conditions. At this point the matter reached dead center, and is there today. Some military men say that we have to keep testing the bombs to find out what we have. Perhaps their viewpoint is correct. But Atomic Energy Commissioner Tom Murray says we now have all the big H-bombs we need. By "big" he means bombs that rub out a metropolitan cily in a flash. There are two sides to the discussion, of course. But surely there is room for prayerful consideration of methods to possibly halt the mass destruction of civilization. The Administration seems lo be displaying essential smugness when it slams the door on argument, and calls any discussion "wicked nonsense." * * * PROSPERITY — FOR WHOM ? Indianola Tribune — GOP speakers of late have been doing their best to convince everyone that we are all enjoying the greatest prosperity of all time. As they put it, the Eisenhower Administration has brought about the greatest prosperity in U. S. history. Prosperity for big business, sure. But what about the rest of us — the farmers, wage earners, and small businessmen? Here are the facts about,: what has happened since 1952: Corporation's "income" tip Corporations' "take-home" pay" up General Motors U P General Electric up U. S. Steel U P Big Business profits U P Stockholders' income Lip Moneylenders' income tip Stock market prices U P Average person's income up only Average person's take home pay up only Small business profits down Farmers' income down Farm «fii-i»s down Washington DIGEST A Weekly Summary of "Inside" Information From Washington Sources of Special Interest lo The Mid-West By Jim Edmonds EGG BLfYING — The Dept. of Agriculture recently started buying eggs to bolster prices. This is the liist lime since Benson became Secretary that anything has been done to help support egg prices. The .advice of Vice President Nixon that "hog prices should be bolstered in the farm belt from how until election time" resulted in the Dept. ol Agriculture decision to buy U) million dollars worth of lard. Administration farm leaders feel that this .move will cause farmers to hold on to their hogs beyond the previously advocated 20 to 225 lb. market weights— and beyond election time — in the belief that the government larri purchase will bolster the price of heavier, lardy hogs. Keepi»g hogs off the' market that normally move there in October might help to bolster price? temporarily. That, at least, is the reasoning in some quarters. — o — QUESTION MARK— President' Eisenhower's virtual- reading out. of the party of Indiana's William Jenner, Nevada's George Malono and Wisconsin's Joseph McCarthy has many an Administration head puzzling. They find it hard to reconcile Ike's elect all Republicans'" talks and national debt, indicates the need (or a re-evaluation of Federal fiscal policy." current 23% 36% 136% 49% 178% 46% 26% 28% 67% . 16% 9% 66% 27% 20% 20YE5RS : AGO IN rue prices ROAD FUNDS *NEED REVISING Northwood Anchor — Minnesota voters, at the general election in November, also will cast their votes 011 a constitutional amendment which would pool all highway income into one highway construction fund, would increase money available for trunk highway (primary road) construction from $54 million in 1956 to $80 million in 195&, and would change the percentages of highway funds allocated to various purposes as follows: ti'2% to trunk highways. 29% to county highways and extensions in towns under 5,000. 9% to highway extensions in towns over 5,000. Iowa might follow the example. At present we have a road vise tax fund divided on a strict legal formula between similar classifications of roads, but with much less to trunk highways, plus two special taxes — a 1-cent tax for improvement of non-paved primary roads and a 1-cent tax for widening old pavement. Just a little more than $40 million went for Iowa primary roads this year — about half ol what Minnesota will be spending by 1958. Despite the accelerated highway program these special taxes have made possible, it will take a long time- to bring all Iowa primary roads up to modern standards. Meanwhile, most county roads are already "up to snuff" and some counties are hard put to find ways to spend their money. It would seem logical to put all these taxes into one fund again and for the legislature to adopt a new permanent formula for distribution of highway money so that the badly-out-of-date primary roads and city extensions could permanently "have the money they need. If we don't do this, one of these days the legislature is liable to lop off the special primary road taxes and the primary road system may be allowed to sink back into a state of comparative antiquity again. * * * The small businessmen — Ihe Jpe Smilhs who are the backbone of free enterprise — are not buying the GOP prosperity line. Must of them see the writing on the wall: smaller profits and more headaches. And it has been written by an elephant's tail. * * * "Statement of ihe Week (by Esles Kefauver): The Republicans use an Elvis Presley record every leap year. On one side ij, 'I Need You, I Want You. I Low You.' They play that during the campaign. After election day they play Ihe other side -- 'Sec Yon Later, Alligator.' " — Greensboro (N'.C.i Daily News. A * * IT'jw |<i cut your food bill under Ihe Goi 1 ; lVA."verbal' dismissal , own parly. —o— THE LINEUP—Attorney Gel}- eral Brownell has reported tb the White House that Ike will carry Florida, has a 50-f>0 chance in Texas, but that the ticket i.s in some trouble in California, Oregon and Washington. His visit made up Ike's mind to travel to the wes'l coast. Except for Minnesota, where Ike also stopped off enroute west, the Faun Belt is safe, Brownell stated. JOE SMITH'S NOMINEE — Terry Carpe.nter of Scotlsblulf, Neb., the man who wanted tc nominate Joe Smith in the Republican convention as a candidate for vice president, has been "moved out" of the G.O.I'. Carpenter say.* the GOP leadership tried to cut his throat publicly because of his efforts to test claims that the Republicans had a wide open convention. Car. penter has not said how he is_ voting, but he does say he is no' longer a Republican. LOUISVILLE VIEWPOINT — The Louisville Courier-Journal, one of the few dailies backing the Democratic nominees, says that despite GOP claims ol what would happen to committee chairmanships in the Senate if the Demos win, the situation would be far worse if the Republicans win Senate control. Tnt- paper reveal.- that McCarthy would head the Committee on Govsni- ment Operations, Jenner of Incf mna would head the Rules anfl Administration Committee, anq Bridges of New Hampshire woulfl lake over the Appropriation's Committee. Malone of Nevada, and Brieker of Ohio would head other important committees. POLITICAL SPENDING—Who spends wiiat for political activity is still a hot potato in Washington circles. Testimony by the AFL-C1O Committee on Political Education .shows that the UAW has collected only $19-4.o.)ii .v far this year in dollar contribution* ol members .. .One bin oil lam- !ly alone, the Pew.s or the Rocke- lellers, give that n.uc:i th.eni- selves. to a different AFL-CIO points out. side, the TAPE RECORDER — \\Yil: am M. Blair of the New Y..rk Times is covering the Nixon ea Mnaiyn He is taking no chance.:- en "you misquoted me." Blair i-ar.'i^s a poitaule recorder :;nd take.- down on tape everything Ni\":i s:iys The de-vice, nicknamed th>' "D'ck- ey Bird" by fellow importers, can record up to two hour; o; talk and piay it back at once. T POOR TIMING— .\ i .. '.ion lea'.ler.- think the U. S ber of Commerce u.-e i i.> I inn on its recent release o! I k-ioi entitli \l "Ta.\pa\ •• | ).,[." In part it fays- ' T era! :;ovornmi nt's l ;-uvi i is questionable. Tho c •: i climb 01 expenditure-, ar.t I I I.IM; .1 •_ . ,-.-;. I- l._ ..' •;•'••• "Ul rip^reuab 1 ': recur li ">. C.v.un- ,i bul- - Dot- '.tinued tiic'c: FROM THE FILES OF THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES OCTOBER 27, 1936 A fire in a produce building, just west of the Kennedy store on the south side of Bancroft's main street, threatened a whole block of the business district during the week. An overheated stove was blamed for the blaze, which was brought under control by the Bancroft and Algona fire departments. Serious damage was limited to '.lie produce building. V * * Mr 'and Mrs P. F. Kricthe had raised turkeys in a big way at Burt tor the past few years. They marketed their 193(i flock of 1200 turkeys, which were shipped to New York, duting the past w.eek. The torhs averaged 20-25 pounds, while the hens weighed about 15 oounds apiece. A pair of accidents, within a few mile,s of each other on highway 18 near Sexton, were reported Saturday night. Walter S. Hunt of LuVerne received seri- jus injuries when his car ran into the back of a truck about 10-45 p.m., and cars, driven by Lawrence Neuroth of Wesley and Henry Wolk of Corwith collided in the second mishap. Before a wrecker could arrive at the scene of the Neuroth-Wolk- accident, a third car drove into the wreckage, giving all cars concerned a few more dents. * * * A fire in the basement of the Graham store in Algona created quite a hit of furore for a short time._ Excelsior in the basement bog'iii smouldering, but there was little damage, although it gave everyone a good .scare. , V •:•• * Eric Anderson, 50, a former Algonan. was electrocuted when •\ short circuit caught him while he was working on a power line two blocks trom Liyermore's main .street. It was believed th;. victim, who was working with ln> son at the time, touched a 110 volt with one hand and a 21300 volt \vr.e with the other at the same time. It took 25 minutes to remove his body from the wires. * <• * The J. J. Club met at LuVerne Friday afternoon at the home ol Mrs Harry Lichty, and the women present proved they had a great interest in politics. A straw vote on presidential candidates in the approaching general election was taken, and of the 12 women present, eight voted for FDR and four cast votes for l.anclon. (The edge in the November election which followed prove I l!...' women knew what the}' were voting about) * 4- V Algona's Jake Freeh, well- known pipci'in iii-penser, nearly caused an accidental fire at the courth.i'.i-i.'. Jake was up ill the i.'jrl roon, looking over various .-'teks in which ballots had hei n nii.ved. HJ absent-mindedly tapped his pipe on trie court IT.MII railing and walked out. County Auditor E. J. Butler visited UK room a lew minutes later and siijelled smoke. Butler and Dinnily Clerk Alma Person discover: i the c.-iusc. Jak'.:- had dur..i>".'i ':.:.- yi^e. in the sack coiilaim.'v^ ballots from Alguna'i lirst v. ar.i. The bottom of the •sack Wdi bin nixi uUl and some of the 4., .-..->,rchuvi. Alyona high school's Bulldogs >.;-!.• <i il-i.-.iptoii. 2li-0. to .^-t :; t:u i ri.uht tide of the ' ledger following a loss .•V.MUS week to Webster The. locals .scored one iv.-ii in • -.IL:-! ,>!•;•.od of play lied Price through the air • e • .n the ground a^ thiy up :•' i-.i \ :ir>.:.; ru.->hin-; ,-jnd 'l..:njji >n netted :vl i-.t! :;-..; the 1'i'c.y. T'.C ' : •. ..'.'. ( .':' .i U lp '- ) [•'rid.i'- night. ..Hollywood, Celif.—"And ro, as our little island steamer points her bow toward the distant horizon, we leave Bohunkus Punkas, radiant jewel of the South Seas!" Perhaps it's just as well that the old -time travelogue joined vaudeville in oblivion. An eternity of split-weeks in nothingness is a fitting penalty for inflicting boredom on audiences trapped between "B" pictures and the features they actually came to sec! * * * These ancient pictorial jaunts to haunts of flea-bitten scenic graiideur might still be with us nacf they departed from routine formula to exhibit one-tenth tne originality of today's short, made for,Warner Bros, release in War- nerColor and Cinemascope, under the production guidance of Cedric Francis. Any resemblance these highly entertaining travel- tidbits may bear to the stock travelogue of yesteryear is strictly technical. * * * During the remaining months of 1956, Warner Bros, will release ten of these delightful round-trips to far-off places pn the Cedric- Francis magic-carpet. America's mounting interest in global affairs is responsible for the number of segments in this series shot in foreign lands and having a documentary approach. There's "East is East," an intimate peek into the lives of people in Burma, Siam and Malaya; "Viva Cuba," whose title speaks for itself; "Crossroads of the World," an economic study of Singapore; "Pearls of the Pacific," about the Philippine Republic and its President Magsaysay; "Magic in the Sun," Haiti in Color; "Legend of the El Dorado," a trip lo the Columbian lake where early Spaniards hoped to locate the gold of El Dorado; and "South of the Himalayas," presenting today's India. In addition, there's a short called, "It Happened in Las Vegas," presenting the side of this famous resort. Oddly enough, many regular visitors to this desert wonderland will have to at : tend their neighborhood theaters to become acquainted with "the other side." Two more films complete this group, "Playtime Pals," showing kiddies of many lands, at play; and. "I'll Be Doggoned," a visit to working dogs in various parts of the world. We'll have to sneak pvvay to catch this one! It would never do to have Brownie, Master of the Mason household, suspect that one of his personal servants could possibly be interested in the subject of "working" dogs. Up until now, Brownie has, at least, scratched his own fleas. It's best to let "well enough" alone! * * * In fact, w* n«*«r m*rttion "trained fleas" in Brownie's august presence. What would the neighbors think, watching a caravan of tiny fleas staggering across the room, carrying dog biscuits to Brownie? We're not intimating that ^Ihe old boy is lazy. He will eat choice cuts of steak—if they're cut into small enough pieces! But, he was dispensed with alt unnecessary effort, such as briskly wagging his tail in warm weather, as a sign of friendly Recognition. A carefully, measured half-a-wag conveys the same greeting when the thermometer is in its upper brackets. His Dog- shjp has even stbpjted chasing cats! When we come upon one, unexpectedly, he casts a meaningful look in our direction. It s import does not escape us. However, to date, we've declined to chase his cats! On second thought we may try to smuggle our energy conserving Mr Brownie into the theater to see "I'll Be Doggoned!" VOTE FOR x JensM.SORENSEN DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE FOR SUPERVISOR 2nd KOSSUTH DISTRICT (Algona, Plum Creek 8t Union) I am new serving by appointment to fill tho unexpired term of the late S. D. McDonald on the Board of Supervisors. I am a candidate for both the short term and the regular long term. The support that so many of you are giving me is greatly appreciated, and I pledge myself to devote full time to the interests of the 2nd District, and the county as a whole if elected by the voters. I was a farm operator in Union twp. for 36 years and a farm owner for 20 years. I served 15 years as township trustee, served as township officer on three farm programs (AAA-PMA-ASC). Served by appointment on the rationing board during World War U. I served my country from Sept. 1917 to August 1919 in World War I. Prior to entering military service I was a drainage contractor for 18 months. BE SURE TO VOTE AT THE GENERAL ELECTION, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6 x JensM.SORENSEN tfOXO I ! A Reply To Hickenlooper And His "Socialism" Talk Algona, Iowa, October 18, 1956 The Algona Upper DCS Moines, Algona, Iowa 1 i •. I • C1! v t.iUi j : 1 • i .'i lid I tiv' '' p.,.; • \ .-: i. The visit of Senator Hickenlooper to Kossuth County, October 12th, was a great disappointment to many voters who had reason to expect that the noble Senator would have made use of his opportunity to inform them of any constructive work he might have done in Congress on behalf of the people of Iowa. For his opportunities as a member of the Senate Atomic Energy and Agricultural Committees to render constructive service to all the people has been great. Instead of giving to his fellow citizens an encouraging report about what he and his Republican brethren in Congress have been doing to promote the general welfare, it appears that the Senator devoted his speeches while in Kossuth County largely to flaying the Democrats, and resorting to the oft- employed trick of pettifoggers who are afraid to present the real facts of a situation, by calling names. Thus, he declared that a return of Democrats to office WOULD BE A RETURN TO SOCIALISM. It seems that by such oratorical tactics, the nob)e Senator wants to throw us off the track from consideration of his record while in Congress. Senator Hickenlooper has nothing to sav in explanation of his stand with Secretary Benson for low crop, hog and dairy price supports, and against a bill to make sure that the packers would pass on to the farmers the full benefit from government purchases of pork. He voted to rajse gas rates, he voted for the scandalous Dixon-Yates contract and Hells Canyon giveaway; and worst of all, for the passage of the Tidelands oil giveaway to the oil millionaires. This last has cost education in Iowa $40 million annually. Now the truth of the present Political Campaign is that THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY STANDS FOR THE VERY PRINCIPLES AND PROPOSITIONS TENDING TO SAFEGUARD AMERICA FROM "SOCIALISM" OR WHAT MIGHT BE STILL WORSE COMMUNISM. The Democratic Party stands for the promotion of THE GENERAL WELFARE, the great purpose set forth in the Preamble to the Constitution of the United States. In short, the Democratic Partv takes the position that YOU CANNOT SAFEGUARD FARM INCOME, TO BE UPON A PARITY WITH THAT OF OTHER LINES OF BUSINESS, BY CONTINUING LOW PRICES FOR FARM PRODUCTS, OR UNTIL A SUFFICIENT NUM~Brf OF FARMERS LOSE THEIR HOMES TO INABLE THOSE WHO ARE LEFT TO RAISE JUST ENOUGH TO MEET CONSUMIR NEfDS. THIS IS A PROBLEM OF VITAL CONCERN TO THE WHOLE AMERICAN PEOPLE, AND CANNOT BE SOLVED BY THE PROCESS OF ELIMINATION ADVOCATED, BY THE REPUBLICAN ADMINISTRATION. The Democratic Party maintains that the NATURAL RESOURCES OF OUR COUNTRY BELONG TO ALL THE PEOPLE, AND 5HOULD BE SAFEGUARDED AND ADMINISTERED "TO PROMOTE THE GENERAL WELFARE", and not turned over to a few privileged for exploitation with little or no restraints. The Democratic Party stands for such regulation of taxation, tariffs, rebates, "depleti9n allowances" and currency as shall best "promote the General Welfare"; and avoid or pffset the modern tendencies for great business corporations to become so overgrown as to absorb an undue share of the nations' wealth and lead to general small business stagnation and economic depression. "You can't fool all the people all the time", said Honest Abe Lincoln. And therefore it is that they are deciding at this election time to VOTE DEMOCRATIC. (This Ad prepared bv a Kussiith County Resident and paid for out of his own .•t in the interests <if a fair deal for agriculture.) 0; O; C'O'O'OIOO'C"-'

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