The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 30, 1966 · Page 15
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 15

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, August 30, 1966
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ftUrry-Oo-llouitd tfHINHNHINMMNMHtlHHIinjII IBjF Wfu Oww WASHINGTON ~ Across the farm belt, the great storage bins that were bursting with surplus food three years ago are now running low. A group of bins outside Davenport, Iowa, for example, no longer contain enough wheat to bake a loaf of bread. In upstate New York, a warehouse that was jammed full of surplus dairy products only two years ago is now empty. "As food stocks decline and world population expands, " Rep. Joe Resnick, D-N.Y., told this column grimly, "we are running out of food." He is investigating the problem for the House Agriculture Committee. Our food surplus became so huge and the subsidies so high during the postwar years that the federal government has made a determined effort to cut back stocks. It now appears the effort may have bsen too successful. Here are some distrubing facts about threatening food shortage: WHEAT - - Five year sago, we had a 1.4 billion bushel surplus. Experts recommend holding at least 600 million bushels — one year's domestic consumption -as insurance against drought, crop failures and emergency demands. This is exactly the size of our present reserve. The trouble is that it will be down to 350 million bushels next year, even lower if there is an unforeseen crisis. RICE - There is no annual carry - over of rice anywhere in the world. We export every pound of rice we don't eat, and there is still not enough to go around. DAIRY PRODUCTS - The dairy picture is the darkest of all. Creamery butter in cold storage has dropped 75 percent, nonfat dried milk by 50 percent in the past year alone. Milk production has been sliding for 10 years. In 1956, we had 23 million milk cows; now we are down to 17 million. We are producing 5 percent less milk this year than a year ago, though the demand has increased. SOY BEANS —This basic commodity is in such short supply that the government has just raised its support price to farmers in the hope of stimulating production. MANPOWER — Because of the hard life and low income of farmers, the farm population has been dwindling continuously since World War II. It is now at an all- time low. Even more alarming, the average age of the American farmer is now 58. Young men are leaving the land. Though exports have helped drain off our surpluses, the main reason for the skrinkage has been increasing domestic consumption. Our population is growing, and so is our national appetite. - o - - - STARVATION ABROAD - - Yet American food shipments are essential to prevent widespread starvation in Brazil, Columbia, India, Pakistan, Poland, South Korea, Turkey, United Arab Republic and Yugoslavia. Smaller shipments also go to dozens of other hungry countries. In 1966, the free world increased its food production by 1 per cent. Obviously the figh- ters against hunger are losing ground. Rep. Resnick has concluded from his study that America cannot begin to feed the world. It is also a myth that much land is available all over the world for cultivation. In truth, considering the cost of putting land into production, the world's only significant reserves of farm land are found in the United States. Elsewhere, man's only hope is to raise the per-acre yield of existing land. For Americans to be assured of enough future food at reasonable prices, Resnick will recommend taking steps to help farmers earn higher incomes. "Unless farmers get a fair shake," warned Secretary of Agriculture Orville Freeman recently, "they will not stay on the farms." They are needed to raise food not only for their fellow countrymen but for their neighbors across the sea. Resnick will urgently recommend, however, that food requests from foreign countries must be accompanied by a program outlining the steps a country intends to take to make itself independent of American aid in the future, -•b- -VIET NAM LIMITS- When President Johnson conferred with Gen. William-Westmoreland at the Texas ranch, / his most important "advice" was not to let American troops cross the demilitarized zone separating South and North Viet Nam. The advice was actually a command. It stemmed from two factors: 1. New national intelligence estimates that the Chinese will intervene in the war if American troop cross the demilitarized zone. 2. Lyndon Johnson's days as a Senator sitting in the Joint Senate Committee which inves- ' tigated the reasons for Gen. Douglas MacArthur's failure in Korea and his recall by Harry Truman. Most important conclusion drawn from those hearings was that MacArthur made a fatal error when he went up to the Chinese border. Until that time the United States was fighting the North Korean Army alone. No Chinese had intervened. As MacArthur approached the Yalu River, the Chinese Army counterattacked and he experienced the most disastrous retreat of any American military ENDS TONIGHT ^EHAllSwWJ trout ULIKA PtNAVISION' TECHNICOLOR 1 SECOND FEATURE f JACKUMMON N VHHUUSI "HOW ID MURDER Will WIFE* TECHNICOLOR' ,„, UNITED ARTISTS ^ J force since the defeat of General Ouster. President Johnson well remembers these hearings and is determined not to make the same mistake. - o - « BIG DAM- BIG POLITICS — It's an unsolved mystery as to how Secretary of State Dean Rusk happens to be dedicating the Big Bend Dam in South Dakota next month. The Secretary of State knows about as much about South Dakota water as most South Dakotans know about South Viet N'im water. Yet he's going out to South Dakota on Sept. 15 to officiate at a major reclamation project. It's to be a strictly non-political one for the Republicans. Gov. Nils Boe, Republican, who's running for re-election, is master of ceremonies and is m.iking sure that Republicans are in the limelight. His Democratic rival, Robert Chamberlain, will be very much on the sidelines. Sen. Karl Mundt, another Republican, will occupy a major spot before the TV cameras. His Democratic rival, Donn Wright, will be in the background. The Big Bend Dam was conceived under the Flood Control Act passed by Franklin Roosevelt and the money for it was appropriated undsr Truman. Its origins are entirely Democratic. However, the Republicans will get about three days of political TV exposure, thanks to the nonpolitical trip of Dean Rusk. "Kossuth County's Favorite Newspaper" L7YNDB7Y1MK (South of Penneys in Algona) - preferably Mondays and Wednesdays — Eugene H. Hutchins, Manager Helen Haas, Keith R. Hopp men InterestRates Go Down... Will You Be LeftUp intheAlr? What interest rate will you be paying in 1970? With a Federal Land Bank Loan, it could be less. Interest i rates on existing loans have been voluntarily reduced four times in the past when economic conditions permitted. This is one of many advantages of a Land Bank Loan. For a long-term, low- cost loan on your land to pay debts, buy land, make improvements or for other farm and family needs, see us today. LAND BANK LOANS NOW SHOWING ENDS WEDNESDAY ALGONA Cecil B Mil If^ * CECIL B.DIMILLE-S. .THETENCOMMANDMEHTSHESTONBRYNNER BAXIER ROBINSON DE CARLO PAGET DEREK HWDIWM ran scon MXKSO* TO : "" •" A Liberal Trade-In Allowances 1966 FORD Mustang. 6 cyl. standard trans., R & H, lots of warranty left .\. $2195 1966 PLYMOUTH Fury HI, 2 dr. sports, torqueflite, power steering, power brakes, R & H 1965 CHEVROLET Biscayne, V-8, standard transmission, radio and heater, one owner ar, 327 engine ____ $1595 1965 FORD Galaxie 500. 4 dr. V-8, auto, trans., sidewalk, white with red interior, one owner . . $2095 1965 FORD Custom 500, 2 door, V-8, overdrive, radio and heater ......................................... $1695 1964 DODGE 300, 2 dr. 6 cyl., stick, R & H ........ $1395 1964 CHEVROLET Bel Air, 4 dr. V-8, standard trans., R & H, extra clean ........................... $1495 1964 FORD Custom 500. 4 dr. V-8, AT, R & H, light blue with matching interior ......... ................ $1395 1964 PLYMOUTH Savoy, V-8, AT, 4 dr., R & H, one owner. Good condition ........................ $1350 1963 FORD Custom 300, 2 dr., 6 cyl., stick shift, heater ................................................. $1095 1963 FORD Custom 300. 9. dr., 6 cyl. with standard trans., heater, one owner ............................. 1995 1963 FORD Custom 300, 4 dr., V-8, auto, trans ...... $795 1963 MERCURY Monterey, 4 dr. V-8, AT, R & H, Turquoise with matching interior. One owner, Anyway you want to buy ...................... . ......... 11395 1962 CHEVY II, 4 dr. 6 cyl., standard trans., R & H, one owner ...................... ..................... $795 1962 PONTIAC Station Wagon, Catalina, 4 dr. R & H auto, trans., PS and PB, a real family car .... $1295* 1962 CHEVROLET Impala, 4 dr. sedan, V-8, AT, PS Radio and Heater . ............................. $1250 1961 FORD Fairlane, 2 dr. V-8, overdrive, R & H .... $495 1961 OLDSMOBILE "88" 4 dr., R & H, stick shift ... $895 1961 MERCURY Meteor 800, 4 dr., R & H, auto, trans., .................................................. $650 1960 PONTIAC Catalina, 4 dr. wagon, V-8, AT, PS, PB, Heater, black with red interior, one of a kind . . $895 1959 DODGE Station Wagon. 9 passenger, R & H, power steering and power brakes .................... $335 1959 FORD, 4 door, 6 cyl., stick ..................... $395 1958 FORD Custom 300, 2 dr., V-8, stick shift, R&H .. $250 1957 CHEVROLET Bel Air. 4 dr. hardtop, V-8, AT, radio, heater, power pack, black with matching interior $550 TRUCKS 1964 DODGE D-loo Pickup, V-8 engine, 3 speed, heater, wide box 1963 CHEVROLET % ton pickup, V-8, 4 speed, long box .................................... • ............ $1250 1949 FORD V-8 F3 pickup, combination grain and stock box $175 1965 HONDA MOTORCYCLE, white, windshield, like new, 150 CC $395 mm IITI GO. PHONE 889-2843 FENTON, IOWA

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