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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, November 6, 1956
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2-Algeria (la.) Upper Del Moirt«i Tuesday, Nov. 6, 1956 fle$ Ul0me$ WHERE THE FARMER STANDS There have been no, "surprises" in the 1956 election campaign so far as the agricultural middle west is concerned. The 1952 surprise was Eisenhower's promise to give "full parity" support to farm prices, svhich in itself was a sharp departure from the 1952 Republican platform. In 1956, Ike has stood squarely behind his Secretary of Agriculture and the present flexible program. Adlai Stevenson and Estes Kefauver have solidly endorsed their party's platform pledge to achieve full 100 percent parity prices for the farmer, and have promised, if elected, to make farm recovery one of their first orders of business. The long-term attitude of both parties toward agriculture will be greatly affected by the outcome of this election. If the Democrats win, they will feel under heavy obligation to the farm vote, and will be inclined more than ever to achieve solid legislative foundations for a workable full-parity farm program. But if the Democrats lose after what the Republicans have done to the farm programs, it will undoubtedly strengthen the wings of both parties which have said that the farm vote is unimportant and unreliable. •>• A Republican victory will, as a matter of fact, make certain that the American farmer is deprived of much influence in either party. You /might say that this" is the last chance for farmers in politics. This might not be true if the Democrats win important gains in the House and Senate in agricultural districts, even if they lose the presidential election. Such a development would strengthen the "farm bloc" bargaining position with both parties in the agricultural districts even though farmers would lose a lot of prestige in national presidential politics. Thus, the American farmer going to the polls this year is doing more than voting for a Republican or a Democrat. He is determining whether the day of the "farm vote" is gone forever and with it the weight of agriculture in national planning. WHICH IS SOCIALISM? The Tennessee Valley Authority has been called "creeping socialism", and the Administra- tio/i has been against the U. S. construction of a high dam at Hells Canyon to produce.,low-cost electricity for American citizens. ( .. ' Yet, strangely enough, the same'Adminis- tration has helped to finance public power projects all over the world for foreigners. • Last year alone, U. S. funds helped to finance a huge $80 million loan to the Federal Po\ver Board of Rhodesia and Nyasaland in Africa, and similar projects to build public dams have been financed in Ecuador, Nicaragua, Uruguay, Columbia, Lebanon, Algeria, Norway and Finland. And after we said we would back a dam in Egypt and then withdrew our offer, the Suez Canal crisis was brought about. *- Uncle Sam has put 3'A billion into investments in public power and other government projects all around the world under the present Administration. This is almost twice as much as the U. S. government invested in all of the REA projects in the past 20 years. Now, will someone explain how public poVver projects in this country are "creeping socialism" but in otner foreign countries in all corners of the world they are wise investments and not subject to criticism? * * * U is Ihe joke of history that Ihe first man the two-term Constitutional limitation of the presidency should threaten is a Republican alter the 22nd Amendment was rushed through by Republicans in the 80th Congress. * * * A critic is a man who can take a clock apari, but doesn't know enough to put it together. Upper pcs ^ 11! E. 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H Ain't Gonna Rain No More' HERE WE GO AGAIN The Department of Agriculture announced last week that if will start buying pork this week to help bolster sagging hog prices. Here we go again ! It is only coincidental that the election comes this week. Secretary Benson says that the pork purchase program will cost something like TOO million dollars. The pork, naturally, will be purchased from the packers, who in other words will get the 100 million dollars — in addition to the nice little windfall from Benson for getting rid of their surplus lard. On thing we could never understand. If the Department of Agriculture has such large sums as TOO million dollars around to help out the packers and thinks it is good business to spend it with the packers, why is it wrong and unsound to support farm prices of 90% or 100% of parity in the market place — where the farmer gets some direct benefit ? WE MISSED THE POINT Unfortunately, in the course of the present presidential campaign, American interest has focused very little on the question of foreign policy. We have been living in a world where everything was all right, we were told, and there was nothing to worry about. But the events of the past week have had an effect like all the shades in a darkened house going up at once. All of a sudden we can see. The present government's foreign policy has been one of "drift." Since 1952 we have lost our place in world leadership, we have allowed NATO to nearly disintegrate, we have alienated many neutral nations of the world — we have not even had an ambassador in India for the past six month, since Sherman Cooper was called home to run for the Senate in Kentucky on the Republican ticket. Each diplomatic setback has been hailed as "a great victory." Just how much of a victory we have achieved in our foreign affairs is now becoming evident. Our policy of "everything is fine" and "don't worry about it" has been a false and misleading one. The groundwork for war is laid long before any war starts. Good diplomacy and far-seeing statesmanship can help prevent the groundwork for wars being laid, or adversely poor or inadequate effort can encourage future trouble. James Retton of the New York Times stated recently that "our diplomacy has gone broke in one strategic area after another." R. H. Shackleford of the Scripps-Howard chain says: "The West is losing. The picture may not be as black as Mr Stevenson sometimes paints it, but the day-to-day evidence seems to tit his rather than the Eisenhower appraisal of the world." Little wars lead to. big wars — and pretty fast in an atomic age. Wars can be prevented, but it takes some doing and some thinking long before anyone gets the urge to trigger a bomb or fire a rocket. * * * TIME TO THE RESCUE Indianola Tribune — Time Muga/.ine is published by a wealthy family Jiving in the New England states. It IK a republican organ, so lowan's should not be surprised or alarmed when they back a republican candidate. Slill their' readily apparent effort to rescue Leo Hoegh from political defeat undoubtedly made many Iowa voters sit up and Hunk a bit. In phrases that must have made even tin- publicity minded governor blush a bit. Time pointed out that the voters of Iowa must be deaf, dumb, and blind for not reali/ing that Hoegh has been the greatest thing to hit Iowa since Lewis and Clark (utmost) ! Last week's Time maga/.ine was definitely an atleuipt by big money interests and eastern republicans to give artificial respiration to the dying lioegh adminisli at ion in Iowa. Knowing the republicans in this area wen- m trouble, Time sent a reporter to see just how had the situation was. Finding Hoegh headed lor dcleal, they decided to give him all the help they could. We do not think their etfor will tie successful. The voters of Iowa have sense enough to make up their own minds. II our governor were as wonderful as Time has told us, certainly lowuns would be the lust to know it. Hut when we have read about it m a national maga/.ine, it comes as somewhat of a .-hock. Democratic candidates always face unsympathetic press and radio outlets, while lor the republicans publiiity of the best kind comes cheap. It means the Democrats have to work twice as hard as their opponents, to gel their story directly to the voters. Ilerschel Loveless is currently in the middle of a campaign that finds the Iowa press lined up almost 100 percent against him. What publicity he does get is usually of the worst kind, but he is making a courageous effort to get his message straight to the Iowa voters who will make their decision on election day. * * * "Republicans seem to ihink il unfair — indeed almost irreverent — for anyone to critiei/e the Hi-publican record. It is, I submit, a dangerous si^n when the candidates of one party refuse to engage in honest, open debate m defense ol their |i,.rt>'.- leroiil." (.iov. liobcrt H. Meyiler of New J. i.-ry. * * "No President in history has succeeded in 'invinn lai m prices down as much and the co.-l ..'1 I:'.:IK: mi as much a-^ Kr-emio-,'. ei ." --- Sen. J >ol M-I 1 S. Kei : ol Ok iahoiou. * * * Speaking al Williams College, Secrelary of ..lialo Uol'n... : ai'.l tin.- .-(Uicli lor peace i.. '.jt-nio saying as he did so, 'well, that was some race we had.' And the colored man replied, 'yes, and as soon as I get my breath, we're going to have another." Something for both parties to think about. ^ , t A native of Bancroft, Florette C. Wclp, was appointed chief nurse stewardess for the Union Pacific railroad. Her duties included training new women employees for the railroad. Since Miss Welp began with Union Pacific in 1935, 32 graduate nurses had joined the company, and indications were that more would be needed. Behind The Movie Sets WITH BUDDY MASON that any thirst-crazed prospectof ever interrupted his frantic search for a waterhole to admire the breath-taking glory of a desert sunrise! • * * So, friends, as you sii resifull? in your air-conditioned theater, watching Alan Ladd's fourth fine effort as a producer-actor, under the Jaguar banner for Warner Bros release, enjoy the scenic best-of-the-West in comfort. BUT don't let your illusions of wide- open-spaces-Edens toss you for a loss. Before you pack up your Brownie and liead in the general direction of Hollywood to work in Westerns and visit places like those wonderful "Buffalo Grass" locations, you'd better stop in at a good psychiatrist's for a candid chat on a cozy couch. Or, if, offhand, you can't come up with the name of one, simply write to ANY working member of a Western troupe. He'll be happy to recommend a few of his , best couch-counselors! Washington DIGEST v A Weekly Summary of "Inside" Information From Washington Sources of Special Interest to The Mid-Wesl By Jim Edmonds CAUGHT OFF GUARD — Washington newsmen are aghast at the disclosure of such terrific weakness in oar Slate Dept. with: regard to knowledge of what iS_ going on around tin. 1 world and' especially Europe, where il VVIIK. supposed we liad our best listening posts. Tlie revolts in Poland and Hungary caught, our government eompletely off guard—and Israel's invasion of Egyptian territory was even more of a jhocker. President Eisenhower was confidently told by Secretary Dulles that everything was rosy around tin. v. odd. and the President proceeded tO._ make that statement in our of His speeches. Within two days after he spoke, two revolution.; and an armed invasion wire taking place, and the State !>cp'. seemed unable to comprehend what wa> happening. Ike was furious, and when Secretary Dulles left after being called' to the While House for a conference his demeanor was anything but thai of a man sitting on top of the world. •^KIDS IN POLITICS -The National Association of Parents and Teachers is getting a litle riled at the way politics have been allowed to invade the schools. Some top educators believe that interest in politics is a healthy thing, and should 'be encourage;! at tiie upper high M'tiool level ; . They also teel, however, tlu.t m maiiy schools things have been allowed to ^o too far that msU'.v.l of the situation loading to more knowledge, it lei.-, pnvue-il enmities that m-"d neve:- have occurred. And even some n-acli- ers stop speaking t" eac:, other —-o "THE BOMB" — Kfgardless of how the presidential eh.vtioi, goes (and newsmen pi ivately think lUe h;:s a -tron^ UIMIU- track), the proposal ol the II bon.b tesling nioiatonum by Adlai Stevenson is being called the one new idea of the campaign. Thus far, atomic scientists and physicists believe that Adlai "has something then.-" by an overwhelming majority. At la.-. 1 count, ~/3 ol the top iip-n m nuclear re>earch and development have agreed that co:.Unu:i : contamination 01 the atmosphert. in the future by more U-b'imh tests is definitely going to btvrmie a menace to the world. One scientist s;.id that "unless v.-e i::,^ common sense, v..' inay wip - ou humanity without ever using another bomb in war. —o -$15,000 SLUR — False ;.n. leoso smearing of persons a> "Ue.U" can be" costly. A-k the authors and publishers ol "U.S.A. Confidential." They settled for Sl.~i.liiH) \villi Senator Margaret (.'hase Sniili;. a progressive He- publican ot Maine, who had b.-en aciu.-i-d m the book of beny a Communist syrnpallii/.er and o! association with Communists. On another front, the New Voi k Slate Court of Appeals awarded SI5,OOii in damages to two Manhattan Democrat.-, who in a Gotham primary c >ntest were accused falsely of Columnist affiliations. A BIG TAXPAYER — The TVA lias been a; lacked as a gove: nment--ub.-idi/ ! 'd, non-taxpay- im; nion.'i; u 1 .- I'-.n the l\uiu-jah Ky. Sun i L-eently s< I thing- Mraiglit. The paper reported that the TVA is one .if the largest tux- payers in McC'r.icken county, Ky The County Board of Education lists among il.s revenues tin iv .Sm.-JW.oO Iro.n TVA. and the I'japer contiiri'-- that TV A i.- ;d.o' the largest individual ta:-: .-'jurce for eoimt\' •;. pvennvn n ! . a n .i mai-:..-:- > inalh r pa.'- m 1 nt - '" l '-' 1 c,! v ami cil \- uoard ol , o 1....I i. While Federal : :i \\ . torl.. : .;.-, lo,\ • ta>:;ng b idit s i r< ••;:! lev", in ^ o,, j h'edoral pro|-iei i! n:s. C ).' -',i e I p:,;. It- i'jir tha: e, t :;e |.'..|.e. . '.e ! tmiu-s : ATOM TRAIN — T i< ,, - ' ,V IJlo I!, .-noe .;!. , I '••- 'I'."'.'.'-' I i Waiter Kidd Laij-jratoj ie.-.. to u iu powered by an atomic reactor. " REPUBLICAN SURPRISE — Relievo it or not. but Harry Bridge.-;, controversial Longshoreman's union leader ousted from the CIO as a Red-dominated or- ganisation, is now registered as a Republican in San Francisco. Slight notice has been given to this in tin: papers, as might be surmised. Nobody wants him. .i-FROM THE FILES OF THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES j , NPV. 10, 1936 ',, : X -',':'. * * <• ,.^Jcik« Freeh, Algona's popular bopeoi-n vendor of by-gone years, used to get in the paper a lot. This week the story concerns something the boys at the courthouse pulled on Jake during the week following the election. Jake. besides being a popcorn man, was a reporter for several newspapers around I lie country. I He overheard someone make the 1 remark "that they've caught It hose two tellow.s." Jake, sens- | iuy a good news story, reached !••!• his pen; il and paper and asked who had bet n caught. "Why those two fellows who voted for l.andon," cam'.' the reply. No •;oiy I'oi Jake, that time. * * * H. E. Rachut was chossn as president of the Burl Saving's- hank at a meeting of the board 01' directors last Friday evening. He v.'as named to suc'eved the late Dr. W. T. Peters. Roscoe Mawdsley was named vice president ol Iho institution to fill the vacancy i :iusid bv the shift of Mr Rachul and K. J. Smith was elected to tiie board ol directors. •f •:< -A The Allwogg family up in Plum (.'reek township was having a little luck A son, Wayne missed several days of school dur to an attack of the flu, and another son. Junior, suffered a fractured !••;; when the horse he was riding Wi unesday slipped anc 'VII o'.i him. The leg was fractur- ,d at the ankle. He was drivir.; cattle, at the time of the mishap. % •« ..» Eugene Lemkee. small son oi Mr and Mrs A. M. Lemkee ol [rvington, cau-ed his parents and teacher some anxious moment? one day la-^t \\eek. Eugene feT i sleep in tho barn and tailed tc appear at school. Visions of ; terrible accident crowded into everyoiv.' 1 .-, mind, but the youni; ster's appearance about noon dis- pb-llcd all iears. * * » Butler stolen from the creamery i.l Mallard recently v vas found in a slrav.' .s'ark on a farm south of Holmes by .1. C. Peterson. He noticed the straw had been s'.ir- '.1'd up. and or, mve <! igalion, lound the :;j tub., of butter. The stu.'k was watched for five nights, hut the thieves refused to show up, so the butter was shipped I' ('larion. * » * Mr and Mrs Fred Legler of Lu Verne, celebrated their 55th wed- •iintT lumivers'iry with a famil> .''inner at the I 1 . C. I.ichly home recently. * < * The Democratic landslide ir i ?ho rcrr-iit cleclio:i failed to dis- i I' dge Jii-l ' ' V.' i; (..niai loii, win v.'iis alwav.i eapaijlo o| Ir.vmg an | i ver-n ad> ri'iih- Two friend ; ol :<ie Juu;;t', ^loatuiy; over the GOP . lefc-at. a-'ke ! him what he inoughl ab »;' it. "Thai I'emiiid.- I .;i k . iii' a .-lory." Me began, "Once tin-re, v. as a coloied gentleman 1 Walking I'iroll •,''! !!::• '.\ooil:-,. Il wa.- vei'V dark, an* i suddenly he :.,oi\ed b"|.!i:d .oid saw a ghost. t | h- ; .'.,lli'p -I as i ist .-,.; he could iu.lil he v. ,i~ all "f breath. V,';,,'ii ho '-"i.iid :;o i," farther, he • -,jl duwn on a log, when lu and . > . 1.1 f- . ' . .,,-. 0|. ,M i • .-jl ci--'".-n i-'u:-.'Jc I.ic dark man, Hollywood, Calif.—"Hell must be VERY photogenic!"—This remark, made in a loud "stage- whisper." sent the audience into roars of laughter. Right in the middle of a serious moment in Alan Ladd's new film, "Buffalo Grass!" However, no one seemed to mind. The scenes, projected on a make-shift screen, were the "daily rushes" of work done two days before. They had been sent out to the Sonora, California location from the lab and were being run for Ihe Jaguar Produclions' cast and crew. * * » Al the moment, a scene showed co-stars Virginia Mayo and Edmond O'Brien, standing on a small railroad platform, watching Alan Ladd. Mounted on a cow pony. Alan was herding several hundred longhorns into the railroad corral. While lurking nearby, screen-heavy Tony Caruso and his villainous crew of cut-throats were beaming menacing looks in the direction of Ladd. Despite their best planned deviltry, Alan had made a last- minute cattle delivery just as the liny, early-day train chugged through shimmering heat-waves and ground to a creaking stop. * » » Rust from the herd, black smoke, and cinders from the antique locomotive, engulfed the players. A battery of glaring reflectors angled a searing sun into their faces. Perspiration soaked that period wardrobe and melting makeups were becoming a warm, greasy, mess. At shooting time, the cast and crew had suffered innumerable discomforts yet, on the screen, this little tableau presented a picture 'of photographic beauty. Thrusting 1 through a gau?.y haze of dust and smoke, the sun's rays highlighted the actors and picturesque setting. A pair of fleecy wisps of white clouds drifted "azily across a background right out of a scenic artist's dream. * * * To a crew that had been dehydrating under a blistering sun for days, it was ironic thai their misery could have produced such beauty. Of course, veteran director Gordon Douglas was aware of what his cameras .were capturing, at the time. The annoying dust clouds were letting exactly the right amount of sunshine filter through. Gallic, heat-weary, and irked by Ladd's efficient herding, displayed just enough stubborn objection to being forced into the pen, thus endowing this composite of scenic splendor with life and action. * * * Bui, lo dust-grimed technicians, parboiling in their own weal, ;:s they wrangled with heavy equipment, the vista had been somewhat less than enchanting. That's why, corning out of the darkness, during the screening of "rushes", a dry observation that Hades must possess fine ohotifgenic qualities couldn't miss getting a big laugh. j » • Inevitably, a movie crew's most trying days result in creating •;hots of rare pictorial appeal. A stock quip around Western units, is the saying, "We must be getting gorgeous stuff, I feel so completely miserable!" Western scen- M-.V has a rugged grandeur all its own. But, we seriously doubt LETTERS TO THE EDITOR on going down. He just refuses to really do anything for the producer. ' George Larson Titonka, Iowa St. Jo^ Youth A Lores Student Dubuque, Iowa — Francis M. Bormann, a 1956 graduate of St. Joseph's High School, Bodo, la., has been enrolled al Lor as College, Dubuque men's school for the 1936-57 term. Francis, the son of Mr and Mrs John P. Bormann, R.F.D., Livermore, la., is a freshman majoring in liberal arts. ttJSK A portion of the tusk of a mastodon, which might be as much as 20,000 years old, was recently found in a gravel pit near Iowa Falls. COMMENTS ON BENSON Editor, Upper Des Moines Algona, Iowa I read where Benson is buying a lot of lard from the packers, and now he is going to buy a lot of pork from the packers, for 100,million dollars. Yet, the price of hogs keeps going down. What good does it do to spend the money with the packers? The only one who benefits is the packer, who already is making more money than he ever made before while farm income continues to drop. If the same money was used in a price support plan for the farmer, he would benefit; or if the government would spend a little time studying the food stamp plan which would help move pork and beef into the low-income families the farmer might get some direct benefit. But no, those ideas are no good. If Benson keeps on, he is going to completely ruin the farmer, but he sure should be sitting pretty with the packers. Last year he bought another 100 million from the packers and hog prices kept MOTOR REPAIRS Large Stock of REPLACEMENT PARTS On Hand Prompt Service At All Times Service Motors Available For Emergency Use PRATT ELECTRIC CO. Jhone 170 Algona, la. DAUS OLDS has something TERRIFIC to show you ON FRIDAY! 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FREE COFFEE & DONUTS AT DAU'S IN ALGONA FRIDAY GOAD'S STAND FOR ALL THE PEOPLE: Full time effective representation. "I will work for all the people without regard to race, color, creed or political affiliation." FOR THE FARMER: "It is urgent that immediate and long range measures be enacted to guarantee the farmer a just share of the national income." FOR THE SMALL BUSINESS MAN: "Individually and locally owned business must be better established in our economy. High interest rates must be reduced and taxes brought into line. Small business must have equal opportunity granted large corporations." FOR THE TAXPAYERS GENERALLY: "I will support legislation to raise the individual federal income tax deduction from $600 to $800." FOR THE SENIOR CITIZEN'S: "As three fourths of the persons 65 and over have an income of $1,000 or less it is obvious the present program should be revised in keeping with the existing need." 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