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Asks Why Iowa Senators Vote 'Against' symptoms of the disease. At least 18 persons, including 11 here and six at Bancroft, were taking treatments for rabies. STRICTiy.BUSINESS Burt, Iowa May 5, 1962 Editor of Upper Des Moines Algona, Iowa In the Chicago Daily Drovers Journal for March 30, 1962. Mr Shuman, President of the American Farm Bureau Federation, was quoted as saying the "Crop Land Retirement Bill" he was submitting to the Congress was merely a "Temporary Bridge", (Shumans words, not mine) whose only purpose was to move the farmers over to the "Market Price System." Which means that the Law o£ Supply and Demand alone determines the farmers income. A system where the government makes no effort whatever to protect the security of the farm group. This goal of Shuman's is one he has championed ever since he has been in office. He docs not propose the elimination of any non-farm supports. The depletion allowance granted oil producers costs the government approximately one billion dollar; annually. And in addition oil producing states limit by state laws the number of hours per month an oil pump may be operated. That is a control more regimental than anything found in any of our farm bills. There are no referendums. The purpose is to limit output, and thus increase pres and income. It looked rather odd when the Farm Bureau delegates at the recent convention in Chicago adopted a resolution in favor of this billion dollar subsidy to oil producers. Many a dirt farmer who was only a jump ahead of the sheriff must have raised his eyebrows when he read that resolution. At least four top research scientific groups, including one from our own Iowa State University, assert that under this "Market System" goal that Shuman espouses, the farmer's income would fall at least 25';. below the level it is now. Such a shrinkage in income would wipe out most of his buying power. This would be a major disaster. Secretary Freeman contends it would trigger a "searing" depression of great length since in prosperous times the farm group is the biggest single buyer of manufactured goods in the nation. Mr Rossiter, President of a Nebraska bank, says that even in HiGl — without Shuman's farm price depressing idea in operation, industry lost an estimated 35 billion dollar market on a wide variety of goods that only farmers can use in large quantities. This shortage of farm buying power is without doubt a major cause of the unemployment of millions of \yorkers right now. It could easily get worse. Another by product of such a disaster would be the putting of our state Educational Systems in a squeeze since the idling of manufacturing plants would greatly reduce Iowa's income and sales tax receipts. These taxes form the main source of our states revenues. Our general assembly cannot get "blood out of a turnip." This limitation of farm income as hoped for by Shuman's "Free Sterket" system would have another grave and bad result. In a "Free Market" system whenever the farmer produces only 1% in excess of the effective demand the price drops about 5%. An excess of 5% in volume shrinks the price 25%. On account of the ever present possibilities of war and drouth, reserves of feed grains and food are very essential for National security and these essential reserves can come only from surpluses — supplies exceeding year to year, use or needs. Without some income protection by the government the farmer is punished in price when he does produce that needed excess. Common justice decrees that he should be paid and not punished for this indispensible protection he furnishes the nation. IAL, PAGE „ i n * ypet flesltlomes 2—Algona (la.) Upper Des Moines Tuesday, May 8, 1962 THE DEMOCRATIC TICKET A number of folks in Kossuth county had an opportunity, last week, to survey their candidates for state office. The Democratic state ticket will have an uphill fight, but it is no pushover for the Republicans. In Howard Hughes, one of two candidates for governor, the Democratic party has a forceful speaker, and a man carrying the stature of a potential governor, plus experience in state government. He is at present a member of the State Commerce Commission. Incidentally, until some 10 years ago he was a Republican, but like many others in recent years has been willing to face the facts and decide that for Iowa's best interests, a two-party system is most essential for the state's welfare. Corbin Crawford, candidate for Secretary of Agriculture, is another candidate capable of nolding his own from any platform or on any jubject dealing with the office he seeks. He is a well-educated, practical farmer, with administrative experience. Robert E. Conner, candidate for state auditor, is another candidate who made the eye- opening comment that the state auditor audits everyone else, but nobody audits the state auditor, He, too, has had previous experience in sfafe governmenf. In E. B. Smith, who acknowledges to being a novice in seeking political office, the Democrats have a candidate for the U.S. Senate with the educational background (he is on leave from the history department at Iowa State U.) the mental and speaking ability, and the integrity one would desire in a candidate for such a high office. Like Don Murray, Kossuth county's own candidate for Congress from the new 6th district, Mr. Smith must start from the bottom. Both Murray ond Smith are doing exactly that, but ihey are willing to make every effort to reach oil voters, to express viewpoints, to have a chance to be studied and considered by Iowa voters. The Democratic ticket for state and national offices is a responsible group with workable ideas. There were many replies tabulated as to what might be wrong with Iowa, following the incumbent governor's request that people answer that question in a speech last winter in California. One of the points made in the numerous replies, but not publicy released, was the assertion that Iowa would be a better state if at least, from time to time, new blood and new ideas could be injected into the blood stream of its state administration. And that is a good point. The Democratic candidates this year offer the state such an opportunity. It might be worth a try, and welcome relief from "The Erbe Derby." Algona Upper PCS jftoinca 111 E. Call Street—Ph. CY 4-3535-Alguna, Iowa Second claift postage paid at Algona. Iowa Issued Tuesday in 1962 By THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B WALLER, Editor & Publisher DON SMITH, News Editor MERLE PRATT. Advertising Mgr JACK PURCELL. Foreman NATIONAL JOITORIAl NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE American Newspaper Representatives, Inc. 404 Fifth Ave., New Y»IK 18, N. Y SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN TRADE AREA Both Alxoi; ' 11 Hdvani'l- papers. Ill cuuibliiulio »! DO tyt 00 10'. SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE AREA <>il. II. advance -- - -- V> ^'tfvi.u I'.ipcTb. iii conibiniiUui: 00 less tMan ti months OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING HATES ON REQUEST PRICED OUT OF MARKET What happens when the cost of production prices a product out of the market ? The pineapple industry is a good example. Until comparatively recently, Hawaii was by far the largest pineapple growing section of the world. The industry in Hawaii had a $40 million payroll in one group of companies alone who are now closing down. Why ? Since Hawaii joined the U.S.A. the problems have multiplied. In the pineapple fields, wages were forced up to an average of $2.02 an hour. But it seems that a can of pineapple from Formosa can sell in Honolulu for 23 cents, compared with a 29 cent cost-of-production right at home. Ten years ago Hawaii sold 70 percent of the world's pineapple; Hawaii's market share is now 54 percent, and dropping. Formosa and Africa are taking away the pineapple market, all due to the difference in basic wages compared with Hawaii. The pineapple workers, with the guidance of some of the dominating labor leaders from the mainland, lost a sense of balance; in the process they also have lost their jobs. There is a law of economics which says that if you price yourself out of the market, you are in for trouble. * * * BOARD MEMBERSHIP In the forthcoming election of a school board for the combined Algona and Whittemore school districts, there will be more than five candidates. There are five positions on the new board to be filled. Without a doubt, all the candidates will be good ones, qualified, and with the genuine interests of the school system and its pupils, as well as the general public supporting the schools, at heart. However, it does seem only fair that among the five to be chosen, one should logically be from the Whittemore area. Election of one candidate from Whittemore will not shift the control of the entire system to Whittemore, nor does anyone want or expect that to happen. But we do feel that in the spirit of fairness, and with a genuine desire to complete the merger of the larger Algona district with the smaller Whittemore one, with as much smoothness as possible, it would be a sensible thing to have one school board member from the Whittemore area. In the case of the potential Whittemore candidate, he also happens to be a graduate of Algona high, and has had considerable experience as a board member at Whittemore. The final decision is up to the voters, of course. But we sincerely hope that friendly consideration will be given to the new area joining the Algona district. * * * SHOE ON OTHER FOOT A colored family of 10 reached New York recently, from Louisiana, with free transportation north. The Citizens Council of New Orleans financed the trip for the unemployed longshoreman and his family, and have plans to send busloads and maybe trainloads of any colored families who so desire, to northern cities to a tractor owned by an area man. The man returned to his This nation is running a grave A deputy state fire marshal risk, if in order to save some ex- was called to investigate a suspense, it whittles down the farm pected case of malicious mischief output to a point where there are in connection with damage by fire no reserves or surplus. Such a year was 1934 and also 1936. In this farm question the attitude farm after being gone for a short of Iowa's two senators, Miller and time and found that one of his Hickenlooper, is both astonishing tractors had been tampered with and discouraging. On the Feed and another set afire. Sheriff Grain Bill of 1961 they were the Ralph Lindhorst was also called only senators from this entire corn to investigate the matter, belt who voted against it, yet that * » * law has and is being wholeheart- Co | rt wllu)s whipped through edly supported by a big majority of Kossuth county during the week, farmers. Largely because of this but temperature readings remain- law for the first time in 8 years cd mo d era t e _ for the most part. High during the period was 68 .. . , . . . degrees May 6, while the low was the cost of storing surplus 366clegrees ' five days later . R ain , stead of downward and at the same grains was reduced. fall during the period amounted News reports now indicate our '"' „„.'"£" senators are working to defeat the lo liai lncnes Freeman farm bill by possibly substituting the Shuman "Farm Retirement Bill" a Shuman himself OUTO .1 >,.... « .--. , "Temporary Bridge" to move the dunn g the week. Election of offi farmer into the "Free Market c . ers was held a few weeks ear- System" without any government- " er al supports whatever. * * * - - - - Clem Erlander, Algona Upper Des Moines advertising manager, » * * Jack Chrischilles, newly-elected measure that P res 'dent of the Algona JoyCees, iys j s on jy a appointed committee chairmen "Arthur designed his own patio chair I". FROM THE FILES OF THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES May 12, 1942 * * * Ariel Chcrland, seventh grade student at Burt school number 4 was awarded a $25 war bond for her essay on the county fair in a contest sponsored here. A tola of 31 students entered the contest all expenses such as Chicago and New York, paid ont way. The longshoreman now has a $100 a week job, and a hotel is giving the family a suite of rooms free until they find a home. This, in turn, may encourage many more volunteers to make ihe trip north. There is considerable apprehension in some northern circles about the possible transplanting. They know that relief rolls are full, that employment is not as lush as $100 a week jobs for everyone, that sections of our northern cities are overcrowded and breeding crime and race conflict. We have a certain segment of folks who point with great concern at other sections and other people, telling them just how they should handle their affairs, etc. etc. etc. If enough free trips north develop, some of these self-appointed "do-gooders" will have a first hand opportunity to work out the solution right in their own back yards. What is an American ? A Several cool days during the week failed to dim the prospects of a fine spring and summer here. A high of 45 degrees May 6 followed a reading of 47 May 5, then the mercury climbed upward during the final five days of the period. Readings in the seventies were registered here May 8-11. * * * Charles R. Quinn, Bancroft, president of the Kossuth County Young Democrats, called a meeting of that organization which was to be held at the courthouse here Thursday evening. At that time delegates to the state convention of Young Democrats, to be held at Fort Dodge, May 16-17, were to be named. Officers for the following year were also to be elected. " • * * Dale Struthers, who farmed at Doan, had been having a real rough time with rats, who insisted on attempting to eat all of his cribbed corn. Mr. Struthers, who had spent quite a bit of money on poisons and devices designed to rid the farm of the rodents with out success, finally decided the best way to get the job done was to shell the corn. He did — and wound up with a pile of 642 rats and an additional 400 buried in the corn cobs. The rats were kil led by eight men shelling corn who used rifles and four dogs. I was probably the most successfu rat war in the history of the county. * • * It was very apparent that Kos suth farmers were serious abou producing as much food as they could during World War II. Fig ures from the AAA office here in dicated Kossuth would turn ou 5,547,462 dozen eggs and 39,826 lit ters of pigs (a total of 278,782 an imals) during 1942. The pig produc tion forecast, if carried out, wouk amount a 40 percent incresasi in swine over 1941. Egg produc tion was also expected to be mticl higher than during the preceding year. Broken down, the proposec egg figures meant each of the 26,000 persons in the county would have to eat seven eggs per day to keep up with production. The proposal didn't specify that everyone ate seven eggs, however, as most of the hen fruit was slated to be shipped to other markets. * * • Speaking of eggs — Arl Mcrtz, who lived three miles north and a mile west of Algona, had a hen that came up with one that nearly matched the accepted world record for size. All statistics indicated the largest egg ever reported weighed in at seven ounces. Art's hen laid one that hit G'z ounces, was 7 3 -j inches in circumference and H : !i inches around the long way. The egg, perfectly shaped, was the It is contended that Senator Hickenlooper has seniority and ability; but. of what good are these quali- and Russ Medin, Whittemore fications when used to drive the Creamery manager, were named hard presold farmer over Shu- co-chairmen of the 1952 June man's "Temporary Bridge" into Dairy Month campaign in Kossuth the "Free Market System" wrin- county by ger G. W. Patterson Burt, Iowa YEARS AGO IN THt FROM THE FILES OF THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES May 13. 1952 « * » John Brock way, Des Moines, state chairman of the event. Appointed to served on the committee were men from every town in the county. * * * The parish board of St. Cecelia's Catholic church here approved the hiring of an architect to draw plans for a new church. It was hoped the plans would be prepared by next winter, so that a call for bids on the structure could be made in January, 1953. The church was to be 56 feet wide and 170 feet long with seating for 1,000 persons. * * * Movies scheduled at the Algona and Drive-in theaters here includ- "Ma And Pa Kettle At The Dr. Karl Hoffman, Algona dentist, presided at the Iowa State ! Dental Convention at Des Moines during the week. He and Mrs. Hoffman returned to Algona froin the convention Thursday. Lotts Creek 4-H Marvin and Diane Pompe were hosts at a meeting of the Lotts Creek Leaders last week. Delegates to 4-H camp' chosen were Dennis Gross and David Peter. Ted Greinert is alternate. Ken and George Gierstedt will compete in the standard report form, contest. Demonstrations were given by Jim and' Bob 'Rhunke. Leader Dick Kuecker showed'film of a trip to California. The first newspaper beyond the Appalachians was the Pittsburgh Gazette founded in 1786 by John Scull and Joseph Hall. ' Professional Directory INSURANCE An epidemic of rabies was bcin»* ed "Ma And fought in every possible way by Fair", with Marjorie Main and health officials in Kossuth county. Perc y Kilbride, "Never A Dull Discovery of rabies in a pet dog Moment", with Irene Dunne and owned by an Algona family re- Fred MacMurray, "Dallas", with suited in a round of emergency measures all over the area. Besides the first known case, it was Gary Cooper and Ruth Roman, "Raton Pass", with Dennis Morand Patricia Neal, and "Su- A. J. (Arnie) Ricklefs Hospitalization Health & Accident Life — Auto — Fire — Hail 2 E. State CY 4-4529 , suspected another local dog had garfoot", with Randolph Scott. :he disease and several farm ani- * * * mals were also reportedly afflict- Algona belted LuVerne. 15-3, in ed with it. A total of 146 dogs and the finals of the sectional baseball cats and one pet rabbit were vac- tournament at Corwith Monday af- cinated at the city hall here Satur- ternoon and gained the right to day by local veterinarians, and many other persons had taken their animals to doctors all over the area for similar shots. A state- Bulldogs as Coach Bob King used ment from Dr. Chapman, local three pitchers who held LuVerne vet, and Dr. John Schutter, city to two hits. Shortstop Dave De- icalth officer, warned pet owners vine led the team al the plate ,o watch their animals closely for with a double and pair of singles. ALGONA INSURANCE AGENCY J. R. (Jim) KOLP Surety Bonds — All Lines of Insurance CY 4-3176 206 E. State advance to the district meet at a site to be named later. The win was the ninth straight for the BLOSSOM INSURANCE AGENCY All Lines of Insurance Automobile - Furniture Loan 7 N. Dodge Phone CY 4-2735 BOHANNON INSURANCE SERVICE 5 N. Dodge Phone CY 4-4443 Home - Automobile - Farm Polio Insurance You Can Address Questions To Him At BOX 66 KALISPEU, MONTANA RSC55 I'*'. M< n % :••'• 'VP'>T: Column for (e«ft, By Don HoHlgcin KOSSUTH MUTUAL INSURANCE ASSOCIATION Over $74,000,000 worth of insurance in force. CY 4-3756. Lola Scuff ham, Sec'y first of unusual size from MerU flock of Leghorns. the (.iuiic \Vardcn i'l it Pierce and .several members of the Kossulh County Conservation League |jull- ed 600 pound*, of live carp out of Union Slough Sunday afternoon and it uaa hoped a total of l(j tons be taken out during Average weight of the man drinking , , . . n I // I r i. i .. ' COUlU Brazilian coftee with an English cup while sitting j vve(J |( on Danish furniture after coming home in a Ger- ! wfls lhn . e pounds aithough „„„,;. man car from an Italian movie, who picks up his lwo f ue t long and weighing 10-12 Japanese ballpoint pen and writes a letter to pounds had been in the first day's his congressman demanding that something be ' catch The year before, 19,000 done about all the gold that is leaving the coun- ! poundb of carp were taken from try. The Hartley St-ntmol the Slough in a week. Dear Headers: This is one of the most important columns I'll write this year so I hope you take the time to read it and think about it. This is the column in which we ask parents of boys 11, 12, 13 and 14, boys who have never hsfore had any sort of a "real vacation" because of financial limitations, to write to us. We've already published one column about vacations — this one pointed at parents who can afford to give a boy a vacation and we hope ve get snowed under with offers. Now we're asking for boys to fulfill those vacation plans. * * * Tell us about your sons, your grandsons, your neighbor boys. Tell us their ages, their likes, their hobbies and in turn we'll try to find a family who will give your particular boy that vacation of two weeks, a month or two months this summer. No names will be published and the family who we believe would be most suited for the boy of your choice will be put in touch with him. Ihey will pay all expenses, including round-trip transporiation. The boy may spend his vacation in your home state or province or in another state or province but wherever it's spent and whomever it's spent with, we guarantee he'll have a fine time. V * * Don't delay on this because we want to place as many boys as possible. Last year we placed 30 boys with 30 different families. Some of the vacations were spent at lakes, some on ranches, some on farms and some in the host families' own homes. If you're a parent who would like to take a boy for a specific length of time, this is another reminder for you too. Let's make the 1S62 vacation project as big a success as we can. That will only be possible if we all cooperate. Okay ? * * * This second half of "Under 21" we'll devote to our annual college scholarship project. Somewhere in "Reaclerville" is an upcoming 1962 boy high school graduate and a 1962 girl high school graduate. These two teen-agers intend going to college and will go but they'll have a severe financial struggle on their hands. "Under 21" will help to ease that struggle by offering two $300 scholarships. These are cash grants and will be mailed to the college the two teen-agers will attend. The money may be used for any worthwhile college purpose — laundry, room and board, books, anything on which the particular college would like to place the money. * «. * To qualify for these two awards, y<m need not be the class "brain." We're looking for kids who have had'a financial struggle throughout high school, who haven't been afraid of working after school and on Saturday. We're looking for teen-agers whose character, citizenship, attitude arid everything else is A-l. If you're interested in either of these scholarships, write us a letter, tell us all about yourself, your plans, your ambitions, hobbies, jobs, etc., and if you wish to enclose a reference or two, so much the better. * * # Last year a girl at Kills. Kansas, anil a boy from WhUufisli, Mont., were the winners. This year, you could be the winner. These two scholarships arc "your:," and for that reason, students, adults, pre-teen-agers or grandparents, if you wish to contribute a dime or a dollar toward the awards, fine. Regardless, the awards will be made — each for $300. We'll announce the two chosen graduates by late July or early August, giving you several weeks to make your plans accordingly As always, the two choices will be "tough" because so many worthwhile graduates will apply but we'll do our very best. Don't wait too long to write and tell us about yourself. Okay ? HERBST INS. AGENCY For Auto, House, Household Goods, and Many Other Forms, Phone CY 4-3733 Ted S. Herbs! Farm Bureau Mutual Ins. Co. Affiliated with Farm Bureau Auto (with $10 Deductible) Life - Hail - Tractor Phone CY 4-3351 Don Stark, Mgr. ROCK-BOTTOM 1 RATES, Harold C. Sundct CY 4-2341 DALE W. LOCKWOOD Tne Equitable'Life Assurance Society Of The United States Burt, Iowa Phone 201 RICHARD A. MOEN Representing FEDERATED INSURANCE Modern One-Stop Insurance Service Business — Home — Car — Life Phone CY 4-4955 P.O. Box 337 Algona, Iowa Chiropractor Or. D. D. Arnold Chiropractor Over Penney'a Office Phone — CY 4-3373 Hours: 9:00 — 5:00 Open Friday Night Monday—Wednesday—Friday Dr. William L. Cleg? Chiropractor 521 E. State St. Hours: 9:00 — 6:00 thru Sat 9:00 — 9:00 Friday Ph. Off. CY 4-4677 Res. CY 4-3469 DOCTORS MELVIN G. BOURNE, M. D. Physician & Surgeon 118 N. Moore St Office phone CY 4-2345 Resident phone CY 4-2277 J. N. KENEFICK, M. D. Physician & Surgeon 218 W. State Street Office phone CY 4-2353 Resident phone CY 4-2814 CAROL L. PLOTT, M, D. 110 N. Moore Street Practice Limited to Surgery Office Hours by Appointment CYpress 4-4864 Office CYpress 4-4331 Residence JOHN M. SCHUTTER, M. D. Residence Phone CY 4-2335 DEAN F. KOOB, M. D. Residence Phone CY 4-4917 Physicians & Surgeons 220 No. Dodge, Algona Office Phone CY 4-4490 OPTOMETRISTS DR. L. L. SNYDER Optometrist 113 East State Algona Telephone CY 4-2715 Closed Saturday Afternoona JOHN T. TIELEBEIN Lutheran Mutual Life Ins. Co. "An old Line Legal Reserve Co." 114 So. Main Box 412 Algona, la. Ph. CY 4-4539 c_. M -_- rMI Ili Farna Management Company 12 Vt N Dodge Ph. CY 4-2891 Drs. SAWYER And ERICKSON Eyes Examined Contact Lenses Hearing Aid Glasses. 9 East State Street Algona, Iowa Phone CYpress 4-2196 Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed Saturday Afternoon! DR. C. M. O'CONNOR Optometrist Visual Anaylsis & Visual Training Contact Lenses 108 South Harlan St, (Home Federal Bide.) PHONE CV 4-3748 DENTISTS DR. KARL, R, HOFFMAN Office in Home Federal Bldg. Office phone CY 4-4341 DR. J, B. HARRIS, JH, DentUt At 633 5, 8t*t* Phone CY 4-3334 %T Science Shrinks Piles New Way Without Surgery Stops Itch-Relieves Pain In Ttrk, H. T. (RiMtUI) _ V«. >k. „ it t .t . _ . tn Ttrfc, «. T. 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