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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, October 30, 1956
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2-Alfforta do.) Upper DM Meinej Tuesday, October 30, 1956 1AL PAGE -jib ———— tippet fle$ Ulome$ IF IKE WINS, WHO IS IN CHARGE OF GOVERNMENT The Republican campaign consists of one basic argument: ih'e nation needs President Eisenhower for a second term. Without Ike at the head of the ticket, the Republicans would be snowed under in every area. Some Republicans say in a second term he can complete his job of rebuilding the Republican party into a united and progressive entity. Other Republicans say a second term will guarantee peace and prosperity. In any event, whether the claim that Mr Eisenhower hasn't yet quite achieved perfection but will do so in the next four years, or that Heaven has already come to earth and a second term will keep it for four more years, the Republican case is based on a false assumption. The assumption is that Mr Eisenhower would have the power to influence affairs of state in a second term. The truth is that he would be practically powerless if elected for another term. jssj* Were he reelected, President Eisenhower would face the handicap imposed by the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution, passed in 1951, which prohibits a man from running for President more than twice. Ironically enough, the amendment was a Republican creation. Observers of the Eisenhower Presidency have often remarked that whatever influence the President had on his party sprang from the expectation he would run for reelection. Republican officeholders, with little election appeal of their own, have clutched Eisenhower's coattails as a source of strength. In return for this coatfail ride, Republicans have been willing to acknowledge Mr Eisenhower as their national leader. But while they paid lip service to his leadership they did not change their stand on the issues, and his own beliefs were repudiated by his own party. He •'has been the unanimous candidate of a party that will not'follow him as a leader, as Walter Lippmann has commented. In a second term, however, this veil of hypocrisy will be swept away. As an old Taft man put it: "I won't give a damn about Ike the day after election. He's our meal ticket now. Once we're in, the hell with him. He'll be all used up. He can't run again." (Source — Political Scientist Maurice Kain in the Reporter). The nation saw-a preview of this fight in .'he first months after the President's heart at-jack, when no one believe'd he would be^rurining* ngain. While Ike was recuperating, factions within his party began squaring away — the arch conservatives behind Sen. Wm. F. Knowland; who declared he would be a candidate if Ike didn't run. To GOP chairman Leonard Hall the coming fight looked so threatening that, when asked what the Republican party would do if Eisenhower decided not to run, said: "I'll jump off that bridge when 1 come to it." If the Republicans win the presidency and Congress, Eisenhower can expect his own branch of the government to be continually harassed by men from within his own party seeking to enhance their own names and chances for a place on the ticket in 1960, The approach of Vice President Nixon to the present ^campaign makes it quite plain that he realizes he is running not for the vice presidency in 1956 but the presidency in 1960 at the present moment. The contest within the Republican party indicates that Ike, if elected, will be simply ignored. Republicans will go ahead and do their business with their heir-apparent. The preview of a second term is not a pretty one. It contrasts sharply with what Republican campaigners are'predicting. How a president with no control over his party will be able to fashion the bold measures to keep peace and prosperity, is a question that Republican campaigners have not answered. * * *• What's in a name? 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ADVERTISING RATES ]>n.p!.i.v Athc :!;_::'.£, ;».: ,.-.<.:. .. - ... Ouk OFFICIAL CMT AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER HICK'S "CLEAN BOMB" Seventy-three of the leading scientists, physicists, chemists, mathematicians, and metallurgists joined together last week In a joint statement backing the view of Adlai Stevenson that if anything possible can be done to bring about world agreement on the halting of H- bomb tests if should be done. The 73 men are all scientists from the Argonne National Laboratory near Chicago, a key point in development of our present A and H bomb experiments. Now comes U. S. Senator Hickenlooper of Iowa, who terms the present atomic bomb "a clean bomb." He adds that all talk about a possible halt to H-bomb testing is "mostly talk by Democratic politicians who don't know anything about it." Hick did not explain what a "a clean" bomb" is; nobody who ever has had any experience with any bomb of any kind ever heard of one being what might be called "clean." And we believe the 73 scientists know what they are talking about. Saturation of the world's atmosphere with fall-out from a succession of H-bomb 4 tests is beneficial to neither Republicans nor Democrats. Stevenson has not advocated stopping research and development of atomic bombs, atomic power or use of atomic energy. He has merely asked a question as to whether or not mankind, and its governments, have to continue a headlong race to potential self-destruction. * * * RUNNING SCARED? An old time political observer has remarked that "I can tell who is ahead by the way the opposite party acts. When a party is scared they are going to lose, they start hitting below the belt, and generally do things that are lacking in both judgment and statesmanship." Such has been the case around the state and in this area the past week to ten days. The maliciousness is handled via the whisper system. Most Americans realize "whispers" for what they are, Ihe most malicious form of attack. And they usually originate from people whose own abilities are incapable of meeting direct and forthright challenges on the political battlefield. * * * THE REAL HICKENLOOPER Indianola Tribune — The real thoughts of B. B. Hic-kenlooper, in a non-eleetion year, show up in the following sworn statement made by Hoi voy E. Ha/en, former chairman of the Iowa ASC committee 1 . "I, Hervey E. Hazen, of Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, on oath depose and say as follows: That in the late 1940's I went to the office of Senator Bourke B. Hickenlooper in Washington, D. C., to talk to him about matters affecting agriculture as I had done before. At that time Senator Hickenlooper.met me at the door of his office and made the following statement to me: "Hazen I don't know why you keep calling on me about agricultural problems. I am not interested in agriculture. I am interested in big business," The above statement has been repeated in public, and before Senator Hickenlooper, often enough that if it were untrue the Senator would be free to demand retraction and take other action. But it has drawn no public denials, and likely never will, because Ilickenlooper does have an outstanding record of service to big business and against Iowa Agriculture. The Congressional Record will show that Iowa's senior senator voted to raise gas rates by exempting producers of natural gas from Federal regulation with no protection of eonsumer interests. He called the Dixon-Yates contract good, but the attorney general had to declare it illegal. lie voted for tho Hells Canyon power giveaway: he voted against the Niagara River Power Development; he voted against HEA and pubjie power 88 times out of 100. He voted with the oil millionaires for passage of the Tklelands oil giveaway bills, thus denying $40 million a year for Iowa .schools. An inspection of the Congressional Record will show that Hickenlooper has consistently voted against the best interests of the very people he is supposed to represent. He has voted down the line for Seerelary Benson's price supports. He took a stand with Benson against hog support.-. He voted with Benson to keep dairy price supports down. He vukd with Benson against the full benefit from Government purchases of pork. "Spike'' Evans, Demoeratie candidate for Sen- :itor.-sum.* ill) the situation pretty well. He says that Senator Ihckcnlooper is wearing overalls tho.-e davs- from now until election. He is showing a belaled <. lection-year affection for the farmers. But don't let those overalls fool you — they're jus! covering up the same old utility pants he has been wearing all these years. * * * GRAFT & SCANDALS Davenport Democrat — Sen. Kstes Kcfauver ripped the mask of hyprocrisy from the Eisenhower Administration record in New York Tuos- riay night when he recounted the long list of scandals that have marked it. Sen. Kefauver recounted the case of Harold Talbott. wlv>.resigned as Air Force secretary while under lire for using his office to promote an i n- ^r.e.-'.-'.n.^ lirm :n which lie wa.> personally interested: thiil of Edward Mansurc. ie>rmcr Genes al Si i vices a-lmim.-trtit"!- who tried to .-tt-er con- Ua.-ls t" Ini- right Republicans: that ol Peter Sti"i>ei. lo: iiiri public build in us who nust under (ire when charged with unethical (.oiui;,'. t '.ri liiiiii-.Kiinir.g hi.- inte-rett in i, priv.iu. L;.,-:M i : i::^ I :i m. !;,:! il.c •'rotteni .-t deal ol ;.ll." Sen. Kefai.vcr : : . n.. n, .,,, •• i ,!, 1 i . 1. i i • • "Yoo-Hoo, Fellas - Down Here" places and the skin was cut and bruised. He was well on the way to a complete mend. « » * Rain and fog hit the county during the week. Over an inch and a half of moisture fell the final day of October a\d first day of November and it began raining again Nov. 2. Low temperature tor the week was a rather frigid 19 degree mark. * » * The county board of supervisors completed the purchase of a new Allis : Chalmers tractor and Waukesha snowplow, for use in districts one and two during the winter, recently. * * * The Rolaty club in AJgona missed badly when they tried to predict the outcome of the presidential election Monday noon. A vote was conducted during the meeting, and Alf Landon, the Kansas Coolidge, was given a 2823 edge over President Franklin D. Roosevelt. FDR's edge in the actual election was reversed and then some. Washington DIGEST A Weekly Summary of "Inside" Information From Washington Sources of Special Interest to The Mid-Wesi By Jim Edmonds THE DRAFT — By mid-1957, or perhaps sooner, draft calls may well be cut from the present level of 17,000 men a month to about 10,000. This statement comes from the Defense Department, which privately admits that the present draft law is something ol a farce. Military leaders state- in private that the present .setup of inducting men for periods of from six months to two years titis very little value in the present day of electronic and atomic armies, navies and air forces. It, takes more time and costs more money to train these short-term inductees and to operate the draft and induction system than it would to compensate with better pay men whose: technical skills make t h e m really valuable Military men say that all services would be adequately manned with voluntary enlistments if the pay scales were comparable to those in private life, and the total cost would probably be a lot less to the taxpayer, as well as mnre efficient for 1her tinned forces. •—o— RUSSIA'S PROBLEM — The opinion in State Department cr - eles is that Russia may be about to see another big shakeup within the top Kremlin circles. Eithei Poland and Hungary will gain some independence, or the shakeup will come aimed at cracking down on Poland and Hungary. Both of the insurgent forces in Poland and Hungary are still Communist, but fashioned ailei Tito's brand, rather than KusMa's (if there is any difference.) Some- think it is more a struggle within Uvo Communist groups for power than i(Pis a real breakaway from domination by Russia. This remains to be .seen. At any rate, private opinion is that this might ine a good time' to back lUixaa in: to a corner on the 11-Bomb mallei because the Kremlin has it: hands full with its own internal and satellite problems. — o— SOIL BANK PAY — Figures released by 'the Department nt Agriculture show that fowa i.- way and far ahead of all other states in the amount of. nvne.v being paid out through the son bank, lowans will receive S20,- 700,000; next larnest payment i;to Texas with $7,1100,000. lllmoi*. Snulli Dakota, Missouri; and Nebraska follow order. HE WANTED WAR — Louisville Courier- Journal come up with a pretty pott.-nt sver to the "war. party' change against the Democrats. Th; Courier-Journal recount.-s that Sen. Win. F. Knowland ami other "Aiia-1'irstors" in the Republican party were screamim-, lor an extension of the Korean war into the va.slncsse> ul China. Knou land is quoted as saying "Granting an armistice in Koreji was u mistake tlhe Armistice began in late J9J2). 1 thought so at the time and 1 still think so." Tho Courier-Journal poinl.- oui that Knou-land, Senate loadri of llu: Republicans, is n uv b,.>ust m.v: of his party ending tin- war. - -o- - JUNKETS—Siuo.y of by ;;o v'e: ninent auditor, ilia! in the past year look Tho has ans- a naina C i-.»t beinj. paid !' >r paY'-i.-. The'i mi lu.Miiv liners op. government, with si. ;,r.d C'.lining Some C' ii 1 .'.:! ess were on ii:--.-. bul the eiU'Mi; r.evded ^o study tl: r;'Vi-au • 2li<> :-onat" i niembei r 1 trips to t; . mo ; ,l ,,f 1: by Ihe t., -. were ii/'n •rated by L le 1 m: ;"«: ircn.bei s ottu-ial bu: II is '.'.'i-I r Ul '• "pivbieni titl SHAKEDOWN m G. Strait.-.n > direvlK' ir (inu n in; '. i -r i\ '• '• — Gov. W:i l ticket. Beutel said he was thus able to get state funds deposited in his banks which netted the banks about $15,000 yearly. Stratton, now running for reelection, says he didn't know about Beutel's contribution. .TOM MARTIN — More than four million copies of a pamphlet "Fifty Facts* For Farmers" have .been printed at government expense and distributed to farmers in Ihe midwest extolling the Administration's farm program. They were also mailed at government expense! under the franking privilege of Senator Tom Martin, right - wing Iowa Republican. Normally the privilege is used by a member of Congress for mailing •to his own constituents. Cost of this propaganda effort lias been estimated at well over $200,000 20 YEARS ." AGO IN THE FROM THE FILES OF THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES NOVEMBER 3, 1936 * * * Harry Sabin of Irvington got prised to find an ear of corn He and his sons were throwing ears into a wagon, when someone* misfired and the ear of corn hit Harry in the. head. He was surprised I,) tind naear of corn packed such a wallop. V V * Farmers down around Thor in Humboldt county led pheasants last winter and kept great num- Ix'rs of them from starving. Na- Itwfllly, they were quite proud of the results of their efforts. Saturday evening a Fort Dodge in;in stopped along Ihe highway nricf shot three of the carefully kept birds. The tanner didn't lake it lying down, as the phoa- sa'rU seariun wasn't open. He gave chase, and although tivj Fort Dodger ditched tho dead liirels, the funner managed U: take down the license plate num- Iw of U-..c illegal shooter. The Humboldt county sheriff and Conservation Officer Pierce were culled, and after a rather interesting .trial, Ihe Fort Dodge man pleaded guilty and be-gan serving a 90-day sentence. (And we think penalties are severe mnvdays) « » * Algona's Bulldogs, fresh from a •28-7 licking at the hands of Clarion their second loss in three conference stai t.s. were set for a .-hut at Eagle Grove Wednesday evening. Of the line-ups listed for the- two teams, your observer cquld find only threo names oi men still in this vicinity, and one of thtifi, Martin, was to start h! left tackle lor Kagle Grove. Of crturse that was Champ Martin. htlcr a star iackle and wrestler at I i.i w a Teachers and now industri'i! arts instructor, head wrestling and track coach and assistarr Behind The Movie Sets WITH BUDDY MASON Hollywood, Calif. — We never thought we'd wax enthusiastic over the love life of a fish! However, we reckoned withoeit Walt Disney. Even when this master of fantasy makes serious nature- study pictures, he manages to present little-known facts about wildlife that border on the fantastic. Disney's True-Life Adventure series is definitely on the educational side, yet every segment is highly entertaining. So entertaining, in fact, that the final scene finds you wishng that the film had been longer. "Secrets of Life," one of these True-Adventure features, reveals the strange nuptial rites of Grim- ion mystery fish of the Pacific. To say that these little finny creatures are lens-shy is the under-sUUement to end all understatements. For over five years, 18 of the nation's top natural scientists and expert wildlife cameramen stalked the elusive Grunion. Miles of Technicolor film were exposed and edited in order to winnow out enough footage to present this almost unbelievable story. To producer Ben Sharpsleen and writer-director James Algar, went the Herculean task of coordinating the results of a five year effort on the part of these seientist-and-cameraman teams. From all this, you may gather that prying into the private lives of Grunion requires considerable patience. And, what of the family-life of scientist and cameraman? Grunion conduct their "important business" in the dead of night. Any man who, for five long years, can convince the little woman he's going down to the beach just to take pictures of fish, in U<2 "wee sma' " hours, is a master diplomat. However, there's nothing in the rule books that guarantees diplomats a happy home-life! • • * It's only at certain phases of the moon tides that Grunion perform their nocturnal ceremony. With timetable punctuality, the silVery legion rides in on the wave that reaches the highest point on a sandy shore. Once there, Mrs Grunion, all five or six inches of her, wriggles and squirms high on the beach to deposit her eggs in the moist sand. Mr Grunion follows. After .fertilising <thc eggs, he packs down a covering of sand nnd both hasten back into the receding tide. No stepping back to pridefully admire the new, hastily made nursery. If they mis? trie last high wave, their return trip tickets expire. To say nothing of a pair of late Grunion! Promptly, at the height of the next moon flood, a touch of salt water completes the hatching. Instinctively, the tiny fingerlings wriggle desperately into the swirling surf. Eventually, they too will return to repeat the regenerative performance and continue the cycle. Particularly vulnerable to deep- sea predators, these litle, salt- •\yaler denizens have learned to "put all their eggs in one basket." What's more, they take the "basket" ashore and hide it! * * » Even this maneuver is no guarantee against extinction. At one time, the delicious flavor of Gruniem threatened their existence. Only a law which compels Grunion hunters to take them by hand, protects them from mass capture and permits their survival. One of the most remarkable of many strange, mysterious land and'sea creatures pictured in "Secrets of Life." the Grunion survives by accomplishing re* generation completely out of its own elment. Reader Comment A FEW NOTES ON WAR HISTORY Editor Algona Upper Des Moines Your recent editorial on the war issue was curtly dismissed as "drivel" by a columnist last Thursday. The columnist did perform one service in that, at last, we were given the "point" of the Republican war issue. The point as stated is that the Republicans would have done something to aveiid these conflicts, what, even with of hindsight, is the not but exactly full benefit made clear. In World War I the writer stated that it was obvious Gcr- many was building up for a war and that we presumably could have hailed this while Wilson was president. Whatever the writer has in mind now apparently did not occur to the Repub- Ucans at that time. The only suggestion advocated was that we "should have got into the conflict sooner. This is hardly in line with the Republican's current "peace pitch," -The writer speaks of the German and Japanese buildup preceding World War II. It might be well to recall that the Japanese buildup occurred in the 1920's and that Manchuria was seized in Hoover's administration. W e .•night also point out that the Republicans had 12 years to join the League of Nations, but they didn't. What constructive suggestions were offered by Republican statesmen then? And here's a bit of irony for you. Mr Stevenson has raised a question as to whether tho draft is really the soundest method of providing adequate defense. This suggestion has produced a torrent of abuse from Republicans who are now the proud champions of this ancient method. Yet on August 18, 1941, less than four months before Pearl Harbor, when the vote was taken on extension of the Selective Service Act, the vote was as follows: House Yes No Democrats 182 65 Republicans 21 133 Senate Democrats 38 16 Republicans 7 13 These wonderful Republican leaders who now with the passage; of time have suddenly become so wise, were so completely oblivious to realities abroad that they were not even willing to give us an army in an age without the atomic bomb. Finally, nations don't "let" other nations into wars. Russia was free to enter anytime, whether President Roosevelt wanted it or not. The record shows that the Chiefs of Staff urgently wanted Russia in the war to save American lives by pinning dovvn the Manchurian army before our invasion of Japan which was slated for November 5, 1945. Wo. started planning this invasion in June. The defeat of Japan, without invasion, was not obvious until the dropping of the atomic bomb By then Yalta was history and Russia entered the war. If the bomb had not been a success, the Russian entry would have saved thousands of American lives. Is it now to be deplored? As a final point we are still waiting in vain for someone to state precisely what contribution the present. Administration made to ending the Korean war. And wo are still waiting in vain foe some explanation LS to why such Republican leaders as Senator Knowland urged extension of the Korean War and delpored the armistice, the same armistice they now choose to hail. Richard D. Palmer Algona, Iowa VOTE FOR CHARLES H. NEWEL DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE FOR RE-ELECTION AS KOSSUTH 4th DISTRICT SUPERVI EXPERIENCED AND WITH A RECORD OF ACCOMPLISHMENT FOR THE DISTRICT (42-43*) football The two Algona tackle, ;< ; n.l. e.xu-ii a-t Alg»na high. AUona Marlers still in >'. ere I.cRoy, left n.i Huss PicUett. nglu Wonder if Ihey still remember. Mr and M:;r Harold Clark of Bancroft reach. e I two milest.'iies during October. A :-<i!i. Jame.-. Francis, (he's no College i ll, cr. Fr crutt He ing. iWe'll bet il as h >: n \.> them Oct. 17 a student at Iowa Sta'c ,md liar. 'Id and his fa- nk, pim-hased the Ban- .tnt iey and build- remember) Grant school's new S24.000 inn wa--. .tedicale.l ht--t week. b.-i-i vane:- of th" i iccasn MI. City band g-ive a coii- in till! S cert a M.-ii!..o! pupils pre- HI: .ile Sir; 'II W, I Henry j lo 'A i •:.-..• I' I with a ( j He- i-aU4.r. ' One liii^e Kohlhaas !..i i a n;. -. <rn c'l v. '. n.:. ^love i-j,' bi of Rivsrdale r i.venliy. d :..s i.aiva VOTE FOR xl CHARLES PLATHE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE FOR SURE FIRST DISTRICT - KOSSUTH COUNTY TERM STARTING JAN. 1. 1958 A LIFELONG RESIDENT OF KOSSUTH-RIVERDALE TWP. • Township Trustee for 12 Years • Served as Commodity Credit Sealing Inspector • 3 Years on Farm Home Administration board for farm loans • Served on appraisal board for county road work. I own my own farm, now farmed by my son, am in good health, and can devote full time to doing a good, efficient job. I will always be glad to discuss your problems in a friendly way. Qualified to handle drainage and road work in a capable manner. I will also see that district roads are maintained and at all times kept free of trees and brush. NOMINATED BY A MAJORITY IN A DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY Inserted by and to be paiel for by Chi.ries Plathe- 43-4-1}

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