The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 30, 1956 · Page 8
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 8

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, October 30, 1956
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Can We Stand 4 More Years of Benson and Hickenloop LET'S SEND A MAN TO THE U. S. SENATE FROM IOWA WHO WILL REPRESENT THE STATE OF IOWA (Spike) A Farmer and Business Man; Graduate of Iowa State College; Head of National Farm Programs That Worked For The Farmer; Former Agricultural Representative On The Federal Reserve Board, 1940 to 1952, and He Served Overseas In World War I - Here's a Man All Iowa Can Trust! "Sp/*e" Evans Soys * "Agriculture is sick financially and here is real danger this sickness will spread to the rest of our economy. The boom in industry was materially aided by expansion in installment and housing credit. There are a lot of wishful thinkers among so-called economic quarterbacks who don't believe a depression in Agriculture will very seriously affect other segments of our economy. Their fathers were wrong in 1928 and they are just as wrong today. Now the boom is cooling a little and unless income is restored enough to take up the slack, we are in real trouble. The low farm prices are the direct result of the Administration's failure to use existing legislation effectively. Proper management was entirely lacking. Feed grains were grown on diverted acres, support prices were lowered and feed grain prices declined. When you have cheap feed grain prices you inevitably have low livestock prices in twelve to eighteen months. We must immediately restore 90% of parity supports. We must re-examine parity to be certain it properly reflects the exchange value between town and country people. We have created a large stockpile of implements of War and it seems to me it is equally important to also carry a stockpile of food and fibre. We must increase the prices for livestock and livestock products by parity payments to producers if necessary. The school lunch program must be expanded and additional food must be available for those in need. If nominated and elected I will do all I can to correct existing conditions and thus be helpful to Agriculture, Labor and Industry." BENSON SAYS: The Govt. Should Completely Get Out of the Grain Storage Business. (If he succeeds, what will happen to our present elevators. Their very existence depends on continuation of grain storage fees. It is the duty of the Federal Govt. to maintain a reserve supply of food in the interest of the national security.) GEORGE W. PATTERSON Burt FRANK BECKER Burt J. H. JENSEN Fenton BERLE PRIEBE Algona GORDON BOLLIG Bancroft J. W. SIMPSON Whittemore ALFRED SCHENCK Algona H. L. WALSH Bancroft M. H. MCENROE Algeria Here's What Iowa's Largest Farm Magazine Said Oct. 9,1956 "HICK" DID IT - Midwest Corn farmers have begun to wonder if somebody didn't double-cross them in drawing up the toil bank law. It is now realized that they can have the full soil bank program again next year only if at least two-thirds of them vote "Yes" in the forthcoming corn referendum. And only with a loan rate set low enough to keep corn in the "normal channels of trade." On the other hand, if the "yes" vote falls short, acreage allotments will be restored and (From Wallace'* Farmer & Iowa Homestead) the loan rate can still be set as low as 75 percent of parity. Considering the large national crop prospects and Benson's reluctance to be liberal, it is safe to assume that the failure of a "yes" vote would mean both low allotments and low support*. Who burdened the law and the corn producer with this necessity to choose between such alternatives? The main advocate seems to have been Senator Hickenlooper of Iowa. Last winter, when the first farm bill (later vetoed) was re- ported out by the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Hickenlooper filed an individaul minority report in which he proposed the referendum. Later, he successfully pressed for its inclusion. The big objection to the terms of the referendum, of course, is the fact that a "yes" vote gives the Secretary of Agriculture full power to set the loan rate as low as zero if he chooses. It is this provision which has caused some farmers to regard the referendum clause as a real "sleeper," a roundabout way to render the farm program ineffective. When Tilings Go Bad In Agriculture, EVERYBODY Is Hurt Senator Hickenlooper Voted To Raise Gas Rates — He Voted For The Tidelands Oil Give Away Which Could Have Amounted To $40 Million a Year Income For Iowa Schools — He Voted Down The Line For Benson's Program To Curtail and Hamstring Agriculture. ' C THIS IS AGRICULTURE'S "LAST TIME AT BAT," AND IT MAY ALSO BE FOR SMALL TOWNS AND THE SMALL BUSINESS MAN. The Undersigned Cross-Section of Kossuth Farmers, Regardless of Party, Feel Strongly Enough On The Subject To Sponsor This Ad and To Urge You Most Sincerely To Vote For ... X B. M. (Spike) EVANS for UNITED STATES SENATOR BLUNT STATEMENT The No. 2 man in the Agriculture Dep't is True D. Morse, who was the director of Doane Agricultural Service, a management firm which operates big farms for absentee landowners. Here's what the Ooane Agricultural Service says this month about the "soil bank" program: "You many want to use it if you have a large enough farm to put in some poor land and still have a profitably-sized unit. Ifs doubtful if a man on 160 acres, with a full line of machinery, should tie up 20 or 30 acres of his crop land under a long-time conservation contract." HICKENLOOPER BACKS EZRA BENSON WE BACK 'SPIKE' EVANS ROBERT M. LOSS Algona CLYDE PRIEBE Algona JAY BUDLONG Titonka WALKER MCDONALD Titonka G. D. WELHOUSEN Titonka JOHN W. WELHOUSEN Titonka A. C. SCHISSEL Lakota IRVIN KLINKSIEK Lakota D. O. FRIETS Bancroft JOHN KAIN Algona GEORGE KAIN Algona STEVE LOSS Algona WILBUR ZEIGLER Algona CARL HUTCHINS Algona CHRIS GELHAUS Udyard ALBERT DEiTERING tancroft BENSON SAYS: The Govt. should, as soon as possible, do away with ALL Agricultural Supports. (In view of the vast subsidies for non-agricultural interests which no one advocates eliminating or reducing, to do away with agricultural supports would be not only unfair, but disastrous to the farmer). FRANKLIN (Zip) KOONS Swea City ARNOLD McFARLAND Swea City W. L. (Buzz) REYNOLDS Swea City HAROLD CARR Swea City HARRY J. BODE Algona W. B. SHIPLER Swea City JAMES VIPOND Algona CECIL BJUSTROM Whirtemore

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