The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 25, 1956 · Page 14
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J-AlgortO (f«.) lff»|ltt CNN D«<smb*r 25, 1956 tippet tte$ wome$ IBM ** IM *! l 'T* < ** l>MM "' < ****' lia *'**' iaBMB T > ^^ WHAT'S AHEAD ? Experts differed this week on signs for general economic conditions predicted for 1957. Some Saw Signs of an economic downturn; others saw a continuing upward trend. Here's a roundup of the viewpoints on both sides. 1 — Non farm employment last month failed to show its usual seasonal rise. With the customary drop in farm employment following harvesting, the total employment in the notion fell by 900,000 in November, the" Labor and Commerce departments reported. 2 — Merchants report some drop in Christmas soles fronri a year ago, although in the case of department stores f<5tal sales Ore running about the same as a year ago in total dollar sales. Since prices are higher, however, this means less goods moving. Three-fourths of a, list of key "economic barometers" are now se^jljrVg downward, according to Carson F*. SchrWdt, chief economist of the U. S. Chamber of^Cbmrrferce- However he was not pessisrhistic abctuf the overall business picture. He predicted, higher 'average prices for the coming year; hoWeVfer. , Economists for, the nation's home builders, however, forecast a slide in output and also predicted higher prices. 3 — Quizzing nearly 200 investment bankers, U. S. News & World Report found three- fifths of them expect a business downturn in .1957, by mid year or soon thereafter. "Tight money" is given as-; the reason for this expectation. "Top-heavy inventories" were also given as a reason for the predictions by many. 4 _ On the other hand, one of the chief factors behind the current boom — peak spending by business for 'new plant and equipment — will continue upward in the first three months of 1957, the Securities and .Exchange commission estimates. Such spending should rise aboujj 1 percent in the first quarter, they say. However the agency admitted its estimates ,for the last two quarters of 1956 have been scaled down. Such factors as a world war or "acts of God" could change all predictions overnight. .The views given were all based on general conditions around the world remaining on a "sta- .tus quo", and without involvement in any large scale war. * * * BENSON NEVER LEARNS Exchange — In August Secretary Benson got 'burne'd by his boasts about farm prices. No sooner had he' said farm . prices were moving up than his department had to admit a 3% drop in a single jnonth. • , ~» ,f ., ,:•• Now he's boasting about' rising farm income. JThis must be looked on by the farmers as a cruel joke. Farmers' total net income for the first half of 1956 was running about $600 million a year under the first half of 1955. But Mr fienson says income is going up. Here is what that amounts to: If the farmer gels all the breaks, his 1956 net income may equal that of 1955— $11.7 billion, as compared to $15.1 billion in 1952. In short, if he runs his pants off, he's got a good chance of not slipping any further behind in his fight for a decent standard of living. ; * * * <¥EED MORE HELP : Boicobel (Wise.) Dial — To keep a Republican president in the White House, the GOP must do •more in the next four years than rest on its record br repeat the old cliche of "peace and prosperity." For it is a sad thing that the general prosperity has not cast its golden mantle on all segments of the population, Not only the farmer but the small business jrnan will need more help- these next four years than has been given him. Small business failures }n 1956 are the highest level since 1940. Profits of manufacturers worth less than a million have dropped from 12:8% to 4.7% of the national earnings. * « * Now lei's see — what -was it that was said about "thievery of inflation" durinfj the last campaign ? ^.Ictmm Upper JJrs ^Hoiucs HI E. Call Street— Phone 1100— Algona, Iowa Fntcrod :is second class matter at the postufflcu at Algon.-t. Iowa, uudc-r Act or Congress of Maii-n 3. I87i). _ _______ _ Issued Tuesdays in 1956 By THE UPPER DES MOWE3 PUBLISHING CO, R. B. WALLER, Managing Editor C. 3. ERLANDER, Advertising Manager MEMBER 4BPIT NATIONAL REPRESEHTATIVE V.'eeklv Ncwsnaper Representatives, Inc. 401 Fifth Ave.. New York 1», N. Y. 333 N. Michigan. Chicago 1, IUL SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN CO. Oj>» Vr.ir, in .i.i\-a»H' > ...... ..... ------------------ Kl.flO R<.t«h Algona iiapcis. <" toiiibinauon. per year ...S5-90- Single Centos ... . ........ ... ..... .... ...... ------- Ute SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH On* year 1» advance ----- .-.. ............. ---------- «00 Both Algo"«> papers i'". cunibijutwit. one year — Su.OO ' • RATES V Attvertuuvg. per sa^'li - -- ..... ...... --- U*. 1 0FFtCtAl. Clf Y AI*P COUNTY NEWSPAPER STRICTLY BUSINESS • ***•*«{ BIG SHOTS ALL WRONG Eagle Grove Eagle — The Midwestern Revolt. The much touted farm revolt barely affected Ike himself. In Minnesota's prosperous DeerfieJd township for example, Ike was down by twelve percentage points from 1952 — but he stood at a still healthy IH.IVi. In Iowa, votes ranging up to G37r, in well-to-do fiirin districts that had gone for Stevenson by as much as 757o in 1952. Only in Missouri did Stevenson manage to stem the Eisenhower tide. The above clipping from Time Maga/.ine shows just how wrong those wiseacres in the big cities can be. They see 110 farm revolt on the Eisenhower farm policies. Well there is one and a really big one that is evident in the voting of every farm precinct in this "richest on earth" farm section in north central Iowa, Wright county. Ike lost five farm precincts out of 14. He won the'other 9 by very small margins some as low as 4 votes and 0 votes. His biggest plurality in a farm precinct was in Vernon township where his margin was only 32 votes. In the 14 farfn precincts Ike's vote was 1520 and Stevenson's war 1476 giving Ike a plurality of only 44 votes. And did someone say there was no farm revolt. The towns in the county were the only thing that saved the Republicans. Now get way from Eisenhower's personal popularity and see what happened to Senator Hickenlooper who was associated with Ike in the voting and also with him on the farm program. Senator lliekenlooper lost 12 of the 14 farm precincts. He carried only two and those by very small margins. He lost the county farm vote by 1249 to 1670 for a plurality for Evans of 427. He also lost 5 town precincts and carried only 11 of the 28 precincts. Fortunately those H precincts were the big ones and they went strong enough lor him to carry the county comfortably. But don't let anyone tell you that there is no farm revolt. There is a real one and it is against the farm policies of Eisenhower and Benson. Let's hope that Eisenhower and Benson will do i\ little more thorough examining and find out lor themselves the true facts and then do something about it in the next four years. * * * REFUSES TO GAMBLE Foresi Cily Summit — Within the last 10 clays The Summit has received no less than seven "wholesale" mail order catalogs from firms in Chicago, Milwaukee, Des Moines, Kansas City and other large communities. The catalogs are beautifully printed on heavy enameled stock with extensive and expensive art work. The printing bill for each catalog must have run into thousands of dollars. We took the time to look up a few items that are in popular demand right now — electric frying pans for example. Sure, most of the known brands were there and in the "coded wholesale prices" they figured out to be a few dollars cheaper than one could buy them in a Forest City store. That started us to wondering how these "wholesale" companies could make a profit on these items — enough just to pay the cost of these fancy catalogs. The first thing that popped into mind was, "Are these items factory seconds or rejects?" Such units are always sold out by factories at a fraction. oE regular cost. The next logical question is, "What do you do if the thermostat doesn't work or the element burns out, or ... do you think you could get much satisfaction from the wholesale house'."' Then there's another thing — how much does it cost to have the^mckage shipped from Chicago to Forest City? 1C you have trouble figuring il out from the maps and scales in the back of tho catalog, just ask at our post office. Makes the wholesale cost mighty near the retail price right here in Forest. City. Want to gamble to save a buck — no, thank you. When we buy,-we'll buy at home where we can ijo and raise a ruckus with the guy who sold it if anything goes wrong. We know we'll be taken care of. * * * QUIET REIGNS AFTEIV ELECTION Biiil News-Tribune *— The general election last week raised a lot of questions in regard to the voting trend among the people of the state and nation. One conclusion that was readied, is the fact that more people are "scratching" their ballots. that is voting a mixed ballot instead of a straight party ticket. From the local ballot ins il appeared that the farm voters were more inclined to scratch their ballots, while m-nv straishl ballots were voted by town residents.. While the Republicans won the margin in Hancock county, the Democrats gained considerable strength. Eisenhower's margin was cut in halt' from 1952 and he lost six townships. The strong running of Lovelojj, Evans and Coad indicated some clis.satisfai-tinn with the-farm economy. The old politician phrase that people vote -against" something and not "for" the alUmative must have hold true in the case of the Iowa governor race. What major reasons caused balloting "againsl' 1 Guv. Huegh will he d^cus<ed for month? to come. It will be interesting to note two years from now what reasons will provoke an "against' vote on LovHess. We still contend that Hoegh has been a good governor but he hasn't been the favorite oi parly leaders. It (^mgrefsmau Dulhv.. r lo-cs the recount to Meiwin C'oad. h:s failure in tlv election may b-j that he did nut campaign h:ud i-n'jugh. Coad n 1 - poitrdly kni'ck', i! un ovi-ry duor of every town in liu ijth district, and '.h:.t is h;.ui fampaigni.'r;. Dollive-r may lu;v<_ i.ikui hi- , c-eleclion for gru.'it- vd, and that i,s unt- thins; the civxragt- voter dot;.'.'•it like. The UepuJ !i< ,.n - l-.-.vc .um ri political I'-nci-s to mend fis a iisult <. f \\>i> e!'.ciion. It: l!' r >l.'> -IIKI !9tiO. th*:v wiil iiut ';>:• oJjL t'vx-R t'! uke u U'^h- a:ui:'..-L!. "Mr. George Firkin, President, Acme Garlic and Spic* Company. Dear Stinky , •«" Guest motors were Mrs SSely, Mrs Clark, Mrs Sigsbee and Mrs H. BcnSchoter. Behind The Movie Sets WffH BUDDY MASON "She's Got : Itf and "Heebj' Jee- bies." Each sallied forth Into -the highly competitive rnuSic rharta to win all the trade critics 1 and fiiftee rjigh on all^Hlt Snarls. ** 21. a Little 1 Richard has eliniiaMd Kb sky-rocket mte to fame by win ning the Billboard Triple Crowr Award and the Cashbox Ryth'rr and Blues Citation, frankly' he's not too certain just when the old styles leave off arid Uv new Rock and Roll form'begitts. s&l!r«»i!r^^ It's all-?erynice though, especially the newly found prosperity and ftoptilafUy buf, fflost im* portant, he's found the tight beat for the ftentujp fythm that surges from his heart. 4 * * And, in ths immediate background, quite self-possessed and definitely UN-dazed, is Art Hupo, who wisely perceived that back of Little Richard's need for self- expression was a new concept in jopular. music. Washington DIGEST A. Weekly Summary of "Inside" Information From Washington Sources of Special Interest to The Mid-Wesl By Jim! Edmonds CRISIS PASSES. The Democratic 1 crisis that endangered the Lyndon Johnson leadership in the'Senate has passed. For a time il appeared tliat "liberal" forces of the Doweruts, headed by Sen. Humphrey of Minnesota, would b: 1 successful in shoving aside the Johnson- Sain Rayburn combine. Humphrey, who's eye 1 is on the 19fi'J presidential nomination, convinced National Chairman Paul Butler that the Democrats' route •hore on in should 1>? vastly liberal -- a to-the,-hiil civil rights progiv.m. i ri .'ire welfare, morcj federal handouts all around. This would have meant open warfare with Senate Leader Johnson, who's all f % or middle-of-" the-roading from now till 't>0. But the crisis crumbled surprisingly when-—of all people — two liberal senators suddenly., came to Johnson's defen-.e. Theft were Senators John I'. Kennedy^ and F'.stes Kefauver. One result of Johnson's "vic-j torv" may bo that "lo.-,or" Paul, Butler is on his way out as .Na™| tioiial Chairman ... ' INCOME TAX CUTS. Although the administration says there wiil; be no cuts in pov?onal income tax, in 1957, the U. S. Chamber of Commerce is readying a power-' hou c e lobby demanding individual income tax h:' lowfivcl pronto. Tin: Chamber claims it. cvm b-_ accomplished ii' the federal gjv- rrnment puts into effect "a sjuiid program of controllc.i impend in:.-. ::ncl borrowing." WHERE IS WHERE. It e.>.;'.s S25.00:i simply to n pnir a hole in one painting. (Tin. Battle of Lake' Erie portrait in Hi;- U. S. Capi'ol, a project jus 1 . ci'.-.v.».etod). They burn mcncy (at tnv crematorium in the Burjau 01 I : i-iat- iiig ami En ;uivin:;). You insert a <iii:io in a slot to u..;<> a public typewrite 1 . 1 (at. tht- L'b.".ry o! Congi'LV.-;). HU3H-KU3H COST. Tivr.-o Is i; ;•<)••.-!:!;; criiicijim ot Central In- t'e'.li^ence Agency spending view ot recent :'.p;.iaivnt bre:- do\vn-; in our sleuthing abroad. F.vt-n C.irigre^i; do-jsn't kno'.v where a lot ot the hush-hush m.'iiey L;,vs...The annual CIA. i-.xi;endituro is a \vhoppin about PVf!C,000,00:i! T ;,rr tin.' n.-.il ru.,u:i.-; of speiuliii;.'.'.'" - o FARM NOTES. just been a;m iunceci ';\..: icu'mr, 1 DepiirtinoiH. ill. M\'.-l V oi Li.l 1:1 -I- '! '• will control c-.itll-- 1 ;-;rul: the worst plagues of livestock farmers. The new "weapon": ET- 57. Secretary Benson will get another sticKy thorn in his side when Congress convenes —: and it •.vill tome trom a fellow Republican Usher L.* Burdick, who thinks and talks independently, will propose that his state of North Dakota not be limited^ on wheat acreage. His contention: North Dakota raises only hare j-prin:.', wheat and durham, and tiiore is no national surplus of '.hcsc two vaiieties. MISCELLANY. Increased ar.- tivitv of Russian submarines in the "United States half of the Atlantic is disturbing the De- iense Dept. .. Look tor an increase in funds for foreign aid in \U57 ... Upcoming: A rash of antimonopoly investigation 1 ; in Con- gross next year,.. . Sen. O'Mahoney's anti-trust group is now delving int.) the le'cords of 500 — yes. 5(10"— bid corporations . . . It is now considered almost a "•lire tiling thft Ike will appoint 3 union leader as assistant Labor Secretary ... —o—• WHAT'S FREE? "Your Social Security." a 48-page booklet which answers many queries on social security,. Write your congressman. Plum Creek Elite The Piv.m Creek Elite met in . the home of Audrey. Gardner S.'iliirJay, Dec. o. Susan Hr.over and Joan Ward gave a demonstration. A talk was given iv. Harriet Ben-choler. Jean Keith -4a\-e a demonstration. Mary Keith had ch'arge of music. Linda Cli-.rk !i."d c.'iarge of recreatiori Hollywood, Calif. — There's nothing new to Rock and Rail except the title! That's as true as a carpenter's level. Ask any Southern friend. He'll tell you that Rock and Roll is merely a variation of an old American form of musical expression. Born with the Negro music of the South, it's jazz, it's ballad, it's spiritual, it's folk song — ail lied up in one musical package. — Songwriter - entertainer, "Little Richard," undoubtedly had more to do with Rock and Roll's development into a modern musical foimat than any other single exponent of this rythmic medium. To follow the evolution of Rock and Roll, you have only to follow the career, and background, of Little Richard. The seven year old street urchin who sang his heart out for a few coins is now famous. Today,,his songs arc used by such top names in the field as Elvis Presley, Pat Boone and' Bill Haley. — All have included Little Richard numbers in their repertoire. His records, waxed under the Specialty label, sell in the millions. He'll appear soon in Columbia's "Don't Knock The Rock," and in 20th Century-P'ox's "The Girl Can't Help It." * . * « All this fame and fortune are relatively new in the experience 1 of Little Richard. Like nis Rock and Roll style, they are the composite products of years spent combining and elaborating on traditional blues, spirituals, jazz and folk forms. At the age of seven, Little Richard was entertaining for pennies in the streets of Macon, Georgia. Even then, he was improvising original tunes, using his small hands to beat out the lythm. At tourteen, he abandon-' ed his street singing when given a chance to sing in the choir of Macon's Church of God in Christ. In his ieens, the youngster danced and sang songs of his own composition with a medicine show- that traveled the Southern States. At sixteen, ho won a talent contest which led to a Victor recording contract. Singing mostly slow ballads, he failed to set the music world afire with his efforts. When left to his own devices, once nwe. he. entertained anywhere ana everywhere. At these times, the rythm struggling within would burst out in a flood of spontaneous, improvised, original material. • * • Art Rupe, of Specialty Records, heard Little Richard at one ot these impromptu appearances and sensed the rythmic potential that was groping for an avenue that would lead to full development. Art promptly waxed a number called "Tu'tti Frutti" with Little Ricruu-d. ' The disk became an overnight smash. In quick succession, they followed up with "I'm Just a Lonely Guy," "Long. Ti-11 Sally," "Slippin 1 and Shdm ,' It' Up," "Raady Teddy," MERRY and Happy New Year BUNKOFSKE'S Barber Shop ff&SiituBia'S^^ \ I would like to express my sincere fhemks k> the many customers and friends who patronized me during the past year. IE SHOP ANN FECHNER 'vsf^ije **!»*e«!«r«*!S?<^ ......... FOR CHRISTMAS Some old song, but always ntw — Merry Christina* — t» all of you! DAVIS PAINT Mr and Mrs C. W. 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