Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on December 24, 1948 · Page 2
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/ \\ •<' 16 23, 1948 •Muson City, la. Washington Outlook: High Supports May Require Acre Controls 1949 tL° b4e «> me effective after will ' trCt It cannot be denied that 'there is Vr 11 in con ^«s aimed 8 g farmers - con.tin.ued 90 that th supports - K is also a fact ^ 8 " psur e e of sentiment for 1hand . s ° me guarantees i$ ab- the of Secretary of Agriculture Charles vt«, £% n ' ln a P er£ onal interview, did not tell the Globe- Gazette very much of a concrete " ature - He did insist that the ideas of the department of agriculture on price support legisla- *•* ^ not chan ged. On the face ?u * ^ thls assertion would mean that Brannan will continue to back flexible levels, as contained in the Aiken bill. But immediately following this statement, Brannan pointed out that the Aiken bill was not to be considered a finished. perfect program. He paid high tribute to Senator Aiken, Vermont' republican, but said that no price support pro- gram could be considered complete unless it was part and parcel wu-? n over - a11 f a™ Program. While predicting an administration attempt to pass a new long- range bill, under which price supports would be only one of many phases each part mutually dependent on the others, he declined to make any comments on support levels. Other interviews with congressional leaders, even those backing higher support levels, reveal that greater government dictation in the form of acreage restrictions must accompany high, rigid supports. This is one of the main reasons why the National Grange and the American Farm Bureau have expressed satisfaction with the Aiken flexible price supports. Even so, Farm Bureau President Allan Kline had considerable trouble at the recent convention on this question. Advocates of flexible supports have received much encouragement from the conventions of the Grange and Farm Bureau. But a tug-of-war between the parties over the farm vote is still likely. * * * President James G. Patton of the National Farmers' Union has issued a sharp blast against the American Farm Bureau Federation. Patton in a wire to the Farm Bureau had asked it to "lead the way toward greater unity and equality among all of the general farm organizations by endorsing the report of the joint department of agriculture-land grant colleges committee on extension programs . . . this report called for the severance of all legal connections and exclusive operating arrangements between Farm Bureaus and the extension service . . ." The Farm Bureau was silent on the subject at its convention and Patton blasted: "It now remains t! FINE SHIRTS NEED FINE LAUNDERING . . or they won't stay fine for long! And. providing your husband with fresh shirts every day for the office is backbreaking labor. Call us! We'll take over the job! We pick up and deliver. WE SHOULDER YOUR BURDEN J.VOHS TO SING IN PAGEANT-The Junior a capella choir of the Bethlehem Lutheran church pictured here, together; with the senior a capella choir, both under the direction of Mrs' U A. Hinz, will participate in the presentation of the Christmas pageant "The Gift of Love m the Monroe Junior high school auditorium on Christmas Eve Dec ^4 begin ™?™ at ? i?° P- m - Bot J^ ho . h ; s are also sche duled to give a Christmas song service over KiCM on the evening of Christmas Day, Dec. 25, from 9 to 9-30 p m apparent that congress, the federal government and the state governments must act if there is to be action to end the iniquitous practice to which I have referred." * * * The National Co-operative Milk Producers federation has asked government help for the dairy industry in 2 directions. The organizations joined the long line of industries asking shipment of their products under the Marshall plan, and they have joined citrus growers, vegetable growers and others in asking inclusion of their commodities under the farm price support program. Speaking to Secretary Brannan, Federation President John Brandt contended, "if the 1949 dairy and meat goals are not to be jeopardized, it is imperative that returns to farmers for milk that goes into manufactured dairy products be comparable with returns to producers of other agricultural crops. The agricultural price support program is at present inoperative in dairy products. "As an intermediate step we propose a revival of purchasing of evaporated milk, powdered milk and cheese under the European relief program. For the year 1949, we are requesting the department of agriculture to co-operate in devising an adequate short- term support formula under existing legislation." Brannan has no authority over exports. He can only advise. He was non-committal about price supports on dairy products. * * * "It now seems fairly certain ihat farmers' cash receipts from marketings during 1948 will total slightly larger than last year . . . instead of slightly smaller as expected several months ago," says BAE. "Although cash receipts may be a little higher, farmers production expenses have increased considerably more and their realized net income in 1948 will be down from 1947." During the first 10 months of this year, Iowa farmers received $1,863,601,000 from marketings. This compares with a total of $1,877,342,000 during the same period last year. Of the total this year, Iowa farmers got $1,611,825,000 for livestock and products and $251,776,000 for crops. Last year from January through October Iowa farmers realized a gross of $1,481,081,000 from livestock and products and $396,261,000 from crops. Iowa farmers found their income practically unchanged in total, but they made somewhat more on livestock and somewhat less on crops. Church at Dougherty Plans Annual Bazar Dougherty—The annual holiday bazar sponsored by St. Patrick's parish will be held in the parish hall Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. The bazar, or fair) as it was called in earlier days, has been held every year in Dougherty between Christmas and New Year's for over 50 years. Pete Dougherty, who was raised in Dougherty, will bring his dance band from Elkader to play for the dance on both nights. Osaee—Mrs. Nell Barton and her sister, Marian Clark, will leave Friday on vacation for several days with their cousin and family, the Ralph Haydoiis, at Austin, Minn. Gerald Stepleton Services Held at Mason City Chapel Funeral services for Gerald D Stepleton, 38, Ventura, who died Sunday following an illness, were held Wednesday afternoon at the Patterson-James chapel, with the Rev. E. M. Miller, pastor of the United Brethren church, Ventura officiating. LeRoy Spurgeon sang "The Old Rugged Cross" and "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere." Mrs. Earl Ehlers accompanied at the organ. Mrs. Claus Carstens and Mrs. Alfonse Carstens were in charge of flowers. Pallbearers were Almon Link, Dexter Ewers, Raymond Rogger- man, Harold Kaster, Harley Lowe and Charles Lowe. Burial was at Mount Vernon cemetery. The Patterson-James funeral home in charge. ' ,M Impure Seed Can Wipe Out Control Benefits Ames, (U.R)—Iowa farmers who purchase impure seed can "wipe out overnight" the state's weed control programs, a seed testing expert said Thursday. E. P. Sylwester, head of the seed testing laboratory at Iowa State college, said Iowa farmers may buy seed at "ridiculously low prices," but that impure seed 'is "costly in the end." Germination tests should be taken into consideration when seed is bought, Sylwester said. If the seed tests high, the seeding rate can be cut down, he said. Making the Laws: Raps Higher Tax Askings by State Units By A. M. SCHANKE Cerro Gordo Representative-Elect This is the first of a scries of articles which will be issued from time to time until adjournment of the legislative session which will convene on Jan; 10 and continue for 100 days. It is hoped that the articles will stimulate greater interest in state government. To secure the best results we must familiarize ourselves with the problems of the state and take an active interest therein. It is planned to distribute the issues by mail to a limited number of persons and organizations throughout the county and also to offer them to the press of the county for publication. The cost involved in preparation and mailing will hinder sending them out as generously as desired as the expense must be met from, the rather meager compensation allowed legislators. The public, I have learned, is not well informed as to the compensation paid to and expense allowance granted representatives. Many are misinformed or entertain mistaken impressions and therefore the information is offered that the compensation for the regular legislative session of 100 days is $1,000 plus mileage to and from Des Moines once or possibly twice. Hires Dorothy Huey Special sessions are called infrequently and the compensation for such sessions is less than the regular sessions. After paying hotel bills, meals and other necessary expenses one will do well to avoid writing home to mama for a check as college students must do when they exceed their allowance. Miss Dorothy Huey of Clear Lake will serve as my legislative IT'S GOOD TO EAT BRAN! Hold on if you're about to say you eat bran only because it helps relieve constipation caused by lack of bulk food in your diet. Then you haven'ttrJed^vier-^aaoredNABISCO 100% BRAN! This bran is finer- milled to make it milder, gentler- acting. Start enjoying NABISCO 100% BRAN tomorrow! (See a doctor if constipation' persists.) secretary. She was employed several years ago in an activity then under my supervision and therefore her qualifications and dependability were well known to me. Each session fixes the compensation of the secretaries employed. One of the problems the general assembly will have to face is the appropriation requests made by the various departments of state government. They request $136,724,716, not including the bonus and the cost of operating the session of the legislature, compared with appropriations of the last general assembly totaling $79,385,737, a proposed "increase of $57,338,979. None Asked Less It seems strange to me that of the more than 50 departments of state not one asked for less than was appropriated to them in the last session and only 7 asked for the same appropriations previously granted. All of the others requested increases ranging from small amounts to sums extending well into the millions. It is evident that their machinery is equipped only with forward gears or that the reverse gear is out. of commission. .The board of control institutions and the social welfare department must be provided for adequately, but the other askings must be given the closest scrutiny. They should be reminded that they are on a 2-way street and that they need not always travel in the one direction. For Tax Reduction With taxes at burdensome peaks and costs at high levels and income becoming more uncertain, it is time to reverse our attitude and begin to apply ourselves to reduction of the cost of government. Capital improvements, excepting extremely urgent ones, should await lower costs and the time when labor will be in greater need of employment than now. Have we forgotten the most unanimous opinion entertained only a few years ago thai public improvements not urgently needed should be qarried over from the fruitful (o the less fruitful years? Now is the time to apply that rule. You now know my attitude respecting appropriations. In future articles I shall take up other problems and likewise inform you of my conclusions. Mrs. Hoots Rites Held; Burial at Rockwell Cemetery Funeral services for Mrs. Liza Hoots, 56, who died Sunday, fol. lowing an illness, were held at St Peter's Lutheran church at Rockwell Wednesday afternoon, with the Rev. O. Ihnen officiating. Mrs. Verle Barnhill sang "The 23rd Psalm" and "Safe in the Arms of Jesus." Miss Lillian Theilen accompanied at the organ. . Miss Edith Meyers and Mrs. Oscar Heaford were in charge of flowers. Pallbearers were Clifford Hennigar, John Overbeck, John Caspers, Frank St urges, Walter Miller, Charles Heaford. Ushers were Mack W. Kruggel and Mai-tin A. Lorenzen. Burial was at the Rockwell cemetery. The Patterson-James funeral home in charge. Corwith—Mr. and Mrs. W. C. 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