The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 3, 1966 · Page 8
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 8

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, November 3, 1966
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BUILDING FOR TOMORROW ACTION FOR EDUCATION & JOBS "Too many yoong people have been leaving Northwest Iowa. We are turning the tide." STAN GREIG6 | Congressman Grei has often said: "We cannot afford the luxury of pitting one group against another ... the farmer against the laborer ... the laborer against the businessman ... the business- man against the farmer. We must realize that our problems will only be solved by Unity of Purpose." SMALL BUSINESS GROWTH MEANS NEW JOBS! Stan Greigg realizes, from first-hand family experience, the many problems facing the small businessman. He has worked closely with his fellow Congressmen to develop programs which will encourage the American tradition of "going into business for yourself". He announced small business loans amounting to M/ 2 Million Dollars during 1965 and 1966. These loans help boost the economy and create new jobs. Fred Eckstam, President of Iowa Industrial Hydraulics company visits with the Congressman about plans for expansion after confirmation of his SBA loan for his company at Laurens, Iowa. With his honored guest, Congresswoman Patsy Mink of Hawaii (mem- - ber of the Education Committee which authorized Education bills) Rep. Greigg enjoys a Hawaiian Luau during his 6th District Education Conference at Buena Vista. COLLEGES KEY TO FUTURE As a former Dean of Men, Rep. Greigg is keenly aware of the challenges facing area colleges. Congressman Greigg has been instrumental in helping obtain loans and grants for new dormitories, science laboratories, libraries, and other facilities totalling more than 5 million dollars. Greigg has also worked for programs providing loans, scholarships, and part-time jobs for students. Congressman Greigg authored a bill providing for educational expense to be deducted from gross income. JOB TRAINING VITAL Congressman Stan Greigg continues his vital interest in youth through his experience as an educator: He worked hard and voted for legislation to assist the educational needs of Northwest Iowa. In a related area, Congressman Greigg has noted that "training unemployed persons for jobs cuts, welfare rolls and provides a boosf for the economy". Rep. Greigg has announced grants of more than $1.157.866.00 to train nurses, mechanics, TV service and repairmen, farm equipment mechanics, welders, etc. The Congressman is shown below inspecting Remedial Reading machines which were purchased by utilizing Federal money appropriated under th« Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. The Congressman says, "I am most pleased with the local initiative to improve primary and secondary education".

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