The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 11, 1956 · Page 15
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 15

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, December 11, 1956
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oses Geo. Patterson Says Reserves U. S. Necessity Editor, Upper DCS Moines Algona, Iowa- Secretary Benson has, on many occasions, said his objective is to do away with all agrcultural supports and get the government out of the grain storage business. Pres. Chas. B. Shumon of the American Farm Bureau federation recently said in Springfield, 111. "Don't let anyone tell you any government farm program has helped the farmers becaiTse none of them have." Farm Bureau officials in Washington recently told reporters they favor ending basic corn supports, but would lake no stand publicly. • Again a few days ago Farm Bureau officials wired Sec. Benson "Our goal is a prosperous agriculture, independent of government." Now the inclusion of.those last three words greatly modify the meaning of the first part of the sentence, n, clearly means that F. B. leaders favor a prosperous agriculture only if it can be obtained without government supports. Last winter Congress passed a farm relief bill. The Farm Bureau and Benson contended the government supports in the bill were too high. They persuaded the president to veto the bill. A new measure with supports greatly lowered was passed under pressure from the Farm Bureau and Benson. The entire debate now rages around the extent of this reduction m government supports. This chipping away at government supports while agriculture is in deep trouble in a terrible squeeze — with income going- down, debts and costs going up —is like ttiking off a man's clothes while ho is freezing to death. Obviously such a man needs more clothes, not less. I would point out that practically all those plans designed to substitute for a government farm prop-am are mostly in talk stcttJO'H. ... I 'remember years ago "who~h the ••American Farm Bureau Federation propagandized its Another Suggests New School Idea members to support the Amer* ican Ship Owners Ass'n in its drive to continue shipping subsidies. The measure carried. They still get the subsidies and in substantial amounts, too. It is doubtful if those ocean ship* ping firms could survive without them. I never knew until recently that_ those top* Farm Bureau offiters demanded and got $94,000 for lining up its members be- hihd the ship owners campaign for subsidies. We now witness the spec-: tacle of the Farm Bureau leaders collecting fifteen dollars from each member to raise a big fund • - not to do away with any of the vast non-farm subsidies that dwarf agricultural supports in the nation about 200 to 1 -— but to wipe out the agricultural supports — and eliminate the nation's reserve of grain* •>— a reserve that authorities agree amounts to only four months supply in relation to annual utilization — an indispensable asset for the nation's very existence in the light of possible widespread drouth and the ever- impending possibility of a most destructive 1 war. This aim to rid the nation of its four months food reserve is bad, even if it did not involve disaster and poverty for farmers in the process. Our farmers have done a superb job of supplying the nation with food in abundance. And when they produce .surplus or a reserve — admittedly necessary for the nation's security — it isn't fair to give him punishment instead of pay for it. For the government to acquire in 1957 a needed national reserve of feed grains at only 75% 'of an admitted fair price is harsh punishment, because the farmer is already admittedly in deep trouble. . Mr Editor — with your permission I would like to set out in a later letter or letters, facts and reasons why the old law of supply and demand cannot be depended on to afford the farmers a just price in the market place. That law has been rendered pretty much obsolete by powerful natural forces as well as governmental actions. George W. Patterson * • * Editor's Note: This newspaper welcomes letters from its readers at all times, so long as ihcv are legible, not overly lengthy, non-libelous, " tfRa" sigflcd by tho'writer, in sincerity. Opposite points of view are always welcome. FOE Her Christmas Start Paying Next March ronnle AUTOMATIC IRONER ;\, ANYTHING;'!, YV- !•••> it;. -.. -\ >» U.^-^.-iB Phone 773 The Wildest Trader In Town" Across From Theater Says Sentral District Can Save $350; to the editor Algona Upper Des Moines Senlral school district is again calling an election ,Dec. 15 on the matter of a $450,000 bond issue to build a high school in the country, when .it has already at least a half dozen nice brick school houses in the country in loWa standing idle, with windows boarded up. Three of them arc less than 100 miles from here. It is about, time that • the taxpayers and voters in Sentral district face the facts. I wonder if any of the taxpayers have ever figured out how much money could be saved over a period of 20 years by building on to the present Fenton and Lone Rock schools, and make one of them made into a high school and the other and Seneca to take all the grades. We Would have the samp saving on teachers, something not possible if a school is built in the country. I wonder if any one has ever figured out how much more it would cost to operate four schools instead of three? Let's say it would cost, to put it low, $10,000 a year more to run four schools than three. In 20 years this amunts to $200,000. They can spend $175,000 on each Fenton and Lone Rock school and cut the bond issue down $100,000 at 2V<> percent, which amounts to another $50,000 or a total saving of $350,000 over a period of 20 years. Building at the present time is the highest in history of our country. The City of Des Moines recently sold $400,000 general obligation bonds with an interest rate of 2.93. Interest rates on Iowa bonds have gone up and it is doubtful whether these bonds can be sold at 2 1 /3 ^percent. I hope that the voters will go to vote Dec. 15 and vote intelligently. G. R. Krause Mayor of Fenton, la. Many Awards •-, .'.... I . -•• t • -r For Outstanding 4-H Club Work Medals, Certificates Presented Dec. 1 To Deserving Top 4-H'crs in Kossuth County were recognized for outstanding work at the recent officer train- ins school held December 1 at the Algonn High School Annex. The county girls' and boys' club chairman, Mrs Henry Looft and t'fed Asa, presented the awards as determine^ earlier by the 4-H cltib committees on these 4-H'ers past and present activities. (jriri's awards included — longtime record book awards — Ruth Ann Pehrson, achievement; Dorothy Gade and Carol Winters, feirl's home economics; Eunice Gade and r4ancy Tjaden, girl's home improvement. These girls were presented with sewing kits for their longtime records in those areas. Some Get Medals In addition to the above awards the same girls were awarded medals for their work. Additional county 4-H girl's medals were a%varded to — Beverly Gerber and Marilyn Bormann, girl's home econoonics; Delores Eisenbarth, health; Annette Braynard and Julie Nygaard, home improvement; Jan Clark, leadership; Betty Hatten and Sharon Carroll, safety. Clothes brushes with a 4-H emblem were presented to the top junior and senior record book winners in each club. These include — Georgia Hehloiier and Janet Deilering, Groemvocrd Girls; Bonnie Froehlich and Linda Bristo\v, Irvington Ideals; Carol Winters and Donna Hertzke, Lakota Luckies; Pamela Keil, Ledyard Lassies; Margaret Fischer and LaVonne Thompson. Lone Rock Lively Rockets; Mary Loebach and Colelta Streit, Lotts Creek Lassies; Annette Braynard and Leota Voss, LuVerne Live Wires; Donna Miller and Mary Will, LuVerne Peppy Pals; Mary Keith and Audrey Gardner, Plum Creek Elite; Gloria Wise and Eileen McCarthy, Prairie Pals; Kathryn Gales and Barbara Weydert, Riverdale Rustlers I; Marilyn Bormann and Sheryl Weydert, Riverdale Rustlers 2; Kathryn Johannesen and Lnis Willfong. Seneca Stars; Mary England and Sharon Sullivan, Seneca Sparklers. Shelia Osgood and Barbara Beck, Swea City Sweethearts; LaVon Jensen and Mary Engesser, Swea Sunbeams: Gracf McKim and Madonna Erpelding, Union Alethean: Marlys Goetz and Ruth Wubben, Wesley Wizards; Darlene Simmons and JoAnn Vaske, Bancroft Busy Bees: Jean Rahe and Barbara Lampe, Bancroft Blue & White; Darlene Cullies and Sharon Carroll, Buffalo Boosters; Gertrude Kahler and Rosemary Ulses, Burt Blue Birds; Beverly Gerber and Rosemary Gisch, Cresco Chums; Ruth Pehrsrn and Lorraine Kracht, Eagle-Ettes; Judy Juhl and JoAnn Sunde, Fenton Forwards: Evelyn Mino and Karen Ram.-:e, Grant Go-Getters. The clothes brush and sewinti kits for record book* awards were donated by the Kossul'n County Farm Bureau as a special service to 4-H club work. Reading club recognition went to the Eagle-Ettes 4-H club and Swea Sunbeams for having read and reported on the largest number of books in accordance with the 4-H reading activity. 5 Yr. Certificates Five year certificates, gold seals, standard club awards and club charter seals were awarded to those meeting the necessary requirements. $ Boy's awards included —medals — producer's beef, Bill Mullins, Richard Meyer, Billy Gies, Melvin DeGeeler, Darryl Sparks, Mark Bernhard, Kermit Studer, Arnold Ramse, Hank Thilges and Duane Jensen; producer's pig, David Kollasch; Stanley Klein and Howard Roalson; producer's lamb, Bob Fritz; community service, James Antoine, Jr, achievement award, Roger Dreyer, Gene Nurre and Duane Jensen; boy's agricultural record, Robert Wiskus, Leroy Witzel, Bob Chambers; dairy award, Richard Banwart and Marilyn Schmidt; garden club, David Looft and Billy Johnson; leadership, Roger Dreyer; meal animal, Gary Priebe; poultry, Beverly Thorson; tractor, Jerry England, Melvin DeGeeter, William Wiskus, Robert Chambers: dairy plaque, Gene Nurre; Holstein cow, Dennis Schoby; outstanding dairy club member, Dennis Schoby. 4-H belts donated by the Kossuth Oounty Farm Bureau were awarded to the boy's with the top 4-H record books. They inr 1 "'^ — Dennis Schoby, Algona; Billy Carroll, Buffalo; Patricia Roalson, Beverly Thorson, Eagle; Hogci Dreyer, Fenton; Robert Fisher, Marian Gerber, Garfield; Gerald Pedersen, Arnold Ramse, Grant; James Anloine, Richard Meyer. Albert Kollasch, Green'.vood; David and James Winter, Lakota; Delrner Voss, LeRoy Witzel, Lu- Verne; Arlen Bcnnchoter, Gary Priebe, Paula Priebe, Plum Creek; Bob Chambers, Prairie; Melvin DeGeeter, Darrell and Diiane Grandgenett, Ramsey; James Erpelding, Robert Erpelding, Stanley Klein, St. Joe; Duane Jensen, Ronald Linde, Bill Wiskus, Billy Clark, Dee Ann Swanson, Janet Thoreson, Robert Wiskus, Curtis Hanson, LuVerne Wiskus, Betty Clark, Bob Kaltved, Ronald Kaltved, Maxine Clark, Swea-Har- TuMdoy, 0«emb*r 11, 1*56 Alfldrta (Id.) 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It is filled with pitch and resin, and once lighted, is very hard to 'extinguish. An average tree takes less than two minutes to burn up, starting a roaring blaze before the Fire Depl- can in most cases arrive. Your Algona Fire Dept. Would Like To Point Out A Few Precautionary Measures: I. 2. 3. 4. Be sure ihe Christmas tree is kept away from stairways or elevator shafts which provide a draft. Don't block any exit wilh your Christmas Tree. Be sure all Christmas decorations are flameproof. Be careful that flimsy gauze costumes worn by children are not endangered py open il?m<3s ruch as a fireplace, candles and sioves. 5. 6 Use only Underwriters approved Christmas Jree lights and metal ornaments on the tree. Don't go away from home leaving the * Christmas tree lights on. 7, Don't leave small children alone. A solution of two ounces of Borax, ' two ounces of Boric acid crystals dissolved in a quart of warm water makes an excellent fire retardent when sprayed on Christmas trees, or it can be used to dip cloth materials that do not water mark. These maleji- als can be obtained at any grocery siore or drug store. TO REPORT A FIRE - PHONE 85 A FIRE DEPT. IRA KOHL, Fire Chief C. C. SHif RK, Mayor

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