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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 18

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, June 27, 1957
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l~AI0efttt ftfl.) Uppw Bit Mtifttt tfnmcfay, Jtm* 27, 1957 Pe$ lome$ A 'MESSAGE' EVERYONE SHOULD READ In today's issue of this newspaper, there is a startling and thought-provoking message presented jointly by seven Algona insurance firms. This message was prompted by facts and figures revealed for the first time by one of Iowa's largest insurance companies. It relates to the drastic increase in auto insurance rates made necessary in this state by the high accident ratio among young men drivers, ages 16 to 25, who own their own cars. While rates for adult drivers, over 25, for the most part are holding firm, and rates for youthful drivers using the "family" car have increased to some extent, premium costs for bodily injury and property damage coverage for youths under 25, owning their own cars, have, as the underwriters' message states - SKY-ROCKETED. The extra $30, $40, or $50 — added to the usual premium rate — might not in itself be too difficult for a young man to lay hands op, and perhaps charge off to 'living expenses.' But there are other factors far too important to be ignored, and by clear implication the accident record discloses in sharp figures the fact that young men drivers with their own cars (not the family car) should perhaps pull over .to the side of the road and 'think things over.' No insurance policy can ever put breath back into the crushed lungs of a little girl, or grow an arm or a leg that has been brutally mangled in a bloody highway crash. Those are still items that money can't buy. True, not all boy drivers are causing this terrific rate increase. Many, as we know, are level-headed and cautious behind the wheel. But the highways seemingly hold enough hopped-up youths to bring about this situation. Maybe the extra 40 or 50- dollars will cause some "cooling off" among these lads . . . ' and maybe the extra Insurance cost will prompt fathers and mothers to do some thinking. The extra 'bite' might lessen the act of playing "buddies" with high-powered motors . . . or instigate a refusal to ride with some hot-rodder, even at the expense of being called "chicken". The higher insurance premium cost might cause a young driver to pause before he laughingly forces a "buddy" into a pest or off the shoulder. H might cut down on bragging at the wheel, and it might lessen the reckless bravado that flouts all the rules of the road. These increased premium costs for a special group, combined with the sincere message of the Algona insurance underwriting flrmsjirfjigjnt thing far more important, however. The effort might secure the whole-hearted co-operation of these young men drivers, and plant the seed that says, "Go Easy, Fella." Youths of 16 to 25, especially American youths, are the 'salt of the Dearth' — the future citizens, fathers, business-men, farmers, generals and presidents of our country. We need 'em. But, fella, can't you realize that highways are not supposed to be raceways or polo fields? After all, you're paying the bill. * * * THE RIGHT TO CRITICIZE Decorah Journal — Some of the world's most avid critics often neglect to acquaint themselves with the responsibilities acquired in criticism. If pne would abolish something, he should be prepared to offer either a substitute which he considers superior, or else be prepared to show that the thing to be abolished is useless. If we criticize we should remember there are two kinds of criticism — constructive and destructive. It takes both kinds' to make a balanced criticism. In recent weeks, the Department of Agriculture has indicated that the present farm program is not accomplishing the desired result. This is, in substance, the program that the department advocated in 1954, when the sliding scale price support program, as it now exists, was passed. It is also, in subtance, the Soil Bank Program, which proved so politically prudent in 1956, when it was passed as prescribed' by the department, in substance at least. 1U E; Call Street—Ph. C Y 4-353sAlgona, Iowa Entered as »econ4 class matter at the postoffice »t Algona. Iowa, -under Act of Congress of March 3. Wfl. Issued Thursdays in 1957 By THE VPPBB PES MOINE8 PUBLISHING CO. R, B. WALLER, Managing Editor C. g. ERLAKPER. Advertising Manager NATION AI f 01 T 0 Rl A I ^mtfiw jiin piifti eij • • ^\ I*** *^f HSMBSR AUDIT BUREAU Of _ jfMWNM. KEPBEtEMTATIVe •WK^REW'KSW Y* 3, Chicago 1, 111. RATB» W KOSSUTH CO. ffifl 00 !f-**™lf*^*^T QUT8JDE KOSSUTH COOMT V NEWSPAPER Without a plan for a better program, the department tells us in effect tJiat the whole thing should be scrapped. The whoJe idea of subsidy seems repugnant to Mr Benson's associates and Mr Benson. Most farmers would prefer a fair deal (in selling their products) to a subsidy, we believe. But so long as subsidies are granted to others who are also getting a fair price for their products, it is hard for anyone in fairness to object to a subsidy for the farmer who is not getting a fair price for his products. A simple solution would be to require that all goods be paid for at parity. This would be labeled socialism or worse by those who are not content with what they deserve and who are not willing for others to obtain what they deserve. Yet the attainment of parity is the basis of all subsidies — industrial as well as agricultural. * * * STOCKPILING FERTILITY Indianola Record-Herald—With much interest we read in a recent issue of the Des Moines Register a reprint of an article by Dr WiUard W. Cochrane, professor of agricultural economics at the University of Minnesota, entitled "Will advertising farm products increase farm income?" With two columns of well ordered thinking the learned, professor reaches the same conclusion the Record-Herald has advanced for years, that when the American consumer has three-bellyfulls, a day, he is done with buying food for that day. Advertising might induce him to eat steak or pork chops instead of oatmeal and beans, or ! it might induce him to buy it ready to-eat instead of in the raw. It might persuade him to buy a better quality of food; hut it cannot increase the consumption of what comes off the farm, except that it takes four or five pounds of grain to make a pound of meat, and the American consumer will prefer that pound of meat if he has the income to pay for it. Three bellyfulls a day is all we can eat and the nonchalant opinion of Roswell Garst that we can get rid of the farm surplus by eating more just won't wash. Neither will the fulsome plan of Ezra Benson to get rid of the farm surplus at low price in industry. 3 #f^A When we get into war the cry will be, as" it always has been, produce more food, "food*will win the war." Where do we get more food if the entire potential farm production of the country is already used up by industry or selling at less than costs to foreigners who can't pay us? The federal government is spending 40 billion a year stockpiling warships, submarines, airplanes, ammunition, big guns, bombs, and training men," all of which we pray God we will never need to use. Is it any less sensible to stockpile fertility *o it will be available in an emergency? Is' it not as foolish to be-trying to dispose of all the farm produce we can raise, just to get rid of it, as it would be to sell all our ships, airplanes and big guns merely because we do not need them now? The soil bank 'is the plan for stockpiling fertility. As we have said before, the idea is at about the same stage of development as the Model T without a starter.' But Henry Ford didn't quit and sell all his steel. He developed a better car out of a good idea. Merely because Mr Benson has not been able to make the soil bank work perfectly the first year is no proof that it is impractical or unworkable. It is not all Mr Benson's fault. Congress has not given him a very workable scheme. But the idea remains good. A Carlisle farmer has offered a plan that will beat the present one a country block. Its main fault is that it would be too simple and would riot employ enough federal help to make it work. Wilbur Goodhue two years ago formulated a plan for letting farmers bid on the amount of land they would put in the soil bank and at what price. The ASC committees in the respective counties could then accept the best bids, the bids that would give the government the necessary crop reduction with the least outlay of taxpayer's money. The farmer would be getting his own rent for the land and the government would be getting the bes't deal available. And city speculators would not be buying up farm lands expecting to pay for it in soil bank payments. A farmer getting up in years and having trouble finding a suitable tenant could retire his land, have a decent incprne, farm what he could handle himself, while the land retired would be building up in fertility toward the time when its production will be needed. The farmer whose boy is called into service could retire half his farm, let it be building up in fertility until the boy comes home again to take it over. But, of course, it would not require nearly so many clerks to handle the book work. It is too simple, ' * * * KELLY'S KOMMENTS By Tom Kelly in EmmeJsburg (la.) Reporter— Soothyig Monday morning thought: If you paid about $700 Federal income tax last year, you thought it was quite a chunk — and it was. It was well over the average for our town. So-o-oi now go around the town and see if you can find forty-nine others who paid about the same. Then line a.11 fifty of you up and have your picture taken. You can then look at the picture and reflect—"All of the incoipe taxes paid by all of these men won't quite pay th« salaries of those tsvo stalwart elder Iowa statesmen, James Dolliver and Leo Hoegh, in their ready-made jobs created for them to stem their tears at being beaten for reelection."- * * * One of the regions Americans are charged with being inclined to breajc laws is because there are so many old and new ones that the average citizen can't possibly keep up with,them, * * . . * STRICTLYJUSINESS '"Well you'll have to make the inscription on the watch you're giving him reach 'From all the gang at office except George P. Frubyl*" WV KOTBRBA — JOHNSON GOING BIG — The thin, lanky Texan who recently has been "dressin" fit to kill" — Sen. Lyndon Johnson, Senate majority leader — acts as if he may try seriously for the 1960 Democratic presidential nomination. The biggest bi-partisan feather in his hat: President Eisen-^ hower phoned him personally to" compliment Johnson on his skill in maneuvering Ike's full foreign aid request through the Senate. Johnson, suffering for five months with a cold, now appears in the best of health. Farm real estate has increased 15 per cent in value in the past four years ... Total worth today: $109,500,000,000. Behind The Movie Sets WITH BUDDY MASON good man." But then Sam said: wavs trans-planetary = . "Well, he WAS until he changed' ? auc f rs , around! frOrfi Democrat to Republican at „ .. , * the age of JSO." i ^ rjevertheless, we can show Ray burn didn't hear one reporter ask: "DID he change?" a P hoto of these diminutive gentlemen. They say that a came/a doesn't lie! That, of course, MAMIE'S HEALTH Vr>r de P end s on where the camera Sarnie"^™ weT £j happens to be when the shutter been slioDlnc into Walter Reed ? hcks - . In Movieland, for ins- can>t f of any camera that Hospital periodically (about evprv thrpp months} for a com- YCicll -"-.y ul «"»y camera vnai. P lete y physic™checkup H™r * ocuses - on the illusions created health is okay now Fntimates ^ movle miracle-makers. say, but news of her last visit leaked out to the press, and some doubts arose. . Thus, any and all Flying Squcer-Men your Hollywood er- Friends say that Mamie is "the rand-boy may interview in your loneliest woman in Washington." behalf have no connection with 0 _ the real article—living, deceased, AGRICULTURE NOTES To **" enrdute from Mars. To tell study the habits of bees, the Ag- the truth, we were talking with riculture Department has set out Hollywood s smallest actors, artificial flowers with built-in whose own heads were encased wells of syrup in the barren m huge, plastic head-pieces, areas of Arizona... Paul Blaisdell and his wife, Good news for alfalfa growers Jackie, monster-makers extra... Damage by the spotted alfalfa ordinary, outdid themselves in aphid promise's 41 to be far less this designing and constructing these year %an for many previous "little men from Mars." As years you 11 probably recall, the Blais- 0 _ dells created that Radio-active PREDICTIONS — Exposes. Mutant in "The Day The World Look for some dramatic exposes "Ended;" the horrible "She Crea- against management in .upcoming ture in the film of the same Senate Rackets Committee hear- ."am e and the indestructible ings... monster in "Voodoo Woman." Supreme Court. Thunderous re- ' =ut, let's start at the beginning, percussions, slow to start, will * * • develop among "America first" Wo were tipped off that groups against the Supreme strange events were taking place Court's recent liberal rulings on Stage 6 at American-National which, in effect, give protection studio, Where producer Bob Gurto pinkos. ney's Malibu Productions were Aircraft Stocks. Aircraft stocks filming "The Invasion of the are due to decline because of vast Flying Saucer-Men.." AS we cutbacks in military plane cons- entered the stage, we were truction planned by the Pentagon pomptly little crea- in its trend to concentrate more t.ures with monstrous heads. And. and more on missiles.. , 'each head greeted us by name. Nixon's Tcur. Richard Nixon's Strange! .We couldn't recall ser. tour of the South to woo votes vicing any Martian papers with for his expected I960 presidential .pur columns. We were hip-deep contest will be a failure political- in Martians when production ly ... The traditionalists are irked fupervisor, Bartlett A. Carre', at Nixon's broad views on civil came over. "All -right, boys!" rights, said Bart, "You're not in the next Soil Bank. Though it won an- scene, so you can take off your other lease on life by a single heads for. a while!" voti in the Senate, the soil bank * » » will be killed off in '58. . fiwt's statement started a bust- Airline Liquor. Congress will le pf activity. The Blaisdells vote a ban on serving liquor on 'began working on the nearest airlines. Martian. Wardrobe Mistress Vel Money, More money will ftjaj-jpry Qorso and her assistants be voted for disabled vets — 'followed suit, unlacing, unbut- possibly a 10 per pent increase toning, unstrapping the huge in payments... . Ifieads. The little fellows were Postal Wage Raise. Despite de- extremely uncomfortable a QI ficit spending in the Post Office breathing was difficult for them, Department, a wage increase of §p all hands hurried the job. iikt Uaftts. M«kfcwhile, dnema- to|^a«tt» Fredeffefc 1. Welt ftnd •l«CW|eal chief, Oil Maeltl, Were having ft holiday Worklhg out weird lightning and camera effects for the ftexl setup. We wouldn't exactly *ceo*e thftn of deliberately trying to scare audiences watching "The Invasion of the Flying Saucer-Men" out of seven year's growth -* but, the eerie shots they were rigging could result in timid viewers sneaking ball-bats tinder their pillows when retiring. » "Intftsidn of the Men" will be just right for midsummer film-fare, it isn't often that audiences can have icy chills racing up and down their spines in the middle of a steeling heat wave! RAYBURN 'DIGS' IKE—While Hollywood. Calif. _ "As we the President was slapping Sen/ were saying to a couple of Fly- Johnson on the back, Sam Ray- "^ Saucer-Men, just the other burn of Texas, head man on the ° a >V • • • — A11 ri & ht . ! So ' y° u House side for the Democrats, don t believe in flying saucers, startled newsmen when he said: mucn less ln the little men who President Eisenhower is a are supposed to clutter the air- piloting FROM THE PILES OF THlB ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES JULY I, 1937 • • » Two brason uama*k«d bandits walked into the Farmers State Bank at Whittemore at 10:20 a.m. Wednesday, held up bank president Frank Bestenlehner and two employees, Annette Bestenlehner and John Uhlenhake, and drove off with an estimated $1,200 in cash. Also in the bank at'the time of the holdup were Adam Luchsinger, a customer, and 10- year old Corwin Wilson, who had been sent to .the bank from the telephone office for $Q in change. The Wilson boy slipped out the front door of the bank when he got a chance and reported the robbery, but it didn't help, as no witnesses even managed to get the license number of the auto driven by the crooks. The car roared east on old highway 18 toward Algona, then evidently zig-zagged over other county roads to evade the many patrolmen and and other peace officers called in on the case. It was thought the pair were amateurs at the game due to the fact they left large amounts of cash lieing around in plain sight hi their hurry to get away. • « t Slot machine players in the state had only three, days to get in their last licks on the one- armed bandits. The'1937 legislature had passed a slot machine act which made all such devices illegal after July 4. • » • The fire department at Burt ' Was "called to the Lutheran parsonage at 1 p.m. Monday and a fire checked before too much damage occurred. A hole was burned in the roof of the home. The fire was discovered by a passerby, who saw flames coming out of the roof near the chimney. Cause of the blaze was not known. • * • , A barking dog prevented theft of an auto in the Union township area. The owner of the car heard the family pet raising .an awful ruckus, so he squinted out his bedroom window and noticed his vehicle halfway down the lane. Thieves, who were evidently frightened by the dog, had pushed the car that far, but didn't wait around to complete the job. Alffona'i Ofays edniinuid id play fine baseball as they ruck- ed up a 6-1 win over a previous- 1 ly unbeaten Blue Earth, Minn, nine Sunday night before a large crowd. Algona came up with eight hits, the losers got six. MM Chatlw Beoii of Butt wM injured when a pressure sprayer exploded while she was spraying a chicken house. She suffered a cut lip and loss of four teeth, which had to be pulled. * * « Over at Wesley, Afvln Larson was kicked on the chin by his pet pony Friday night. He came out of the fracas with a rugged looking cut on the chin. • » • Seneca's gitlt teftball team dropped a 14-8 contest to Ringsted Wednesday afternoon. The Seneca boys tangled with Lone Rock in a baseball game the same day and fell, 6-3. « * * A nice cool break la the weaih* er had been enjoyed by everyone in this area the past few days after a few blistering days previously endured. It (the weather) was due to switch back on the hot side within a couple of days, * however. Probably getting ready for the Fourth of July. Congressman Goad's Comments 6th Dittiiet Congreuman From Iowa Report* On Washington ActivitiM I! i ADMINISTRATION FAVORS REA INTEREST RATE RAISE One idea which is coming", to the surface is that the Administration is soon to make a" direct request that interest rates on loans to rural electric cooperatives be raised. The present interest rate is 2%, which has been established by law, and has been in effect for many years. The reasoning behind the request by the Executive department will be that the government presently has to pay met* Interest for th4 fhoney it borrows. However, it should also be noted that the REA cooperatives have paid into the federal treasury a profit of some $48 million throughout the years of thi* jJrbgram. As this interest raising proposition it seemingly getting out of hand, it will prove to be only a detri* ment to the REA program, if this idea is allowed to become law. I have stood in opposition to higher interest fates in the Banking and Currency Committee and on ' the floor of the House in other instances, and I will vote to maintain the 2% interest rate on REA loans. CONSUMER CREDIT Consumer credit for the entire nation is standing near the all time high which was established in December of 1986. After a slight dip following the beginning of the year, Installment pur* chases now are heading upward at a fast rate. A sound economy is based on income and not on extended credit, Also, as brought out by the Byrd investigating committee, the national indebtedness is up $9 billion in the last five years. We see, thereby, consistent increases in, public and private indebtedness all during the time of increased national prosperity. Therefore, a substantial part of our national income is based on debt and not on actual earnings. These constitute signs of warning, and are being observed by those interested in the economic situation of our nation. * * * FARMING COSTS INCREASE Since January, farming costs are up 2%. They have increased 5% in the past 12 months and are headed for another record high this year. The cost of farming nationally will increase about $750 million over last year. NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM , A total of 1.8 billion meals were served to school children during 175? days of operation this last school year. Over 10 million children participate daily in this program throughout the year. This indicalss that the program has .had a great 'amount of success since its start in 1946. IF IT'S NEWS — WE WANT IT AUTO v- IMRURANCT'»' ••'•••• LIFE IN S URA N O E INS UPA N C E ^ My company offers all 3! It you have a family, own a home, of drive a car ... you want the best protection money will buy. You can alway» rely on State Farm insurance for all throe ... at reasonable rates. Before you invest in further protection for your family, your home or your car ... let me tell you about State Farm's budget-planned insurance. ft pay* to know your STATE FARM Agent HAROLD C. SUNDET 300 East Elm Algona, Iowa |j^ PHONE CY 4-2341 108.45 Acre Kossuth County Farm and about five per cent will be authorized for postal workers ... All agree it is badly, needed- , As the Martian outfit! were stripped off, Hollywood's tiniest , Trade with China. Expect pres- actors emerged. Ranging from 7Rm.House in Algona The farm if described as the N'/;, NW/4-1-95-30 (Whittemore Township). The heuie is located en lot §, Block 86 of the original plat of Algona. For further information or for inspection of the properties, V ""* contact the Referee: L. W. NITCHALS Cily Pwns We JNap- that dp«s have tr*e |ood SW& te «Ht 40W» dent's recommendations for inflationary, unwhole* gome and highly unnecessary federal spending- sure from President Eisenhower Angie", Angeio Rossitto, to permit Japan to expand trade who 19 slightly over 2 fe$t tall, with Red China, on items not esr tp. -his companions, all under 4 sential to war feet In height, the Saue«>M«« McCarthy Censure, There will .-turned out to be old friends. We be no lifting of the Senate cen- had met them on various side- sure of Senator McCarthy as had gjjjtovp and carnival pistures. On been earlier hoped by h,i$ fol- 0r,e'8§t. tfeey had. all bee 0 Ulli- lowers...The move was spiked nuti&iw, tying up a sleeping ~ " by the woman the late senator Hyer- go stoutly derided at the height * n't of his popularity — Sen. Margaret Ctiftse Smith of Maine. OR LINNAN & LYNCH 'While aw To 'date, • nearly , - • ' ••>pW**J ATTORNEYS lady Gloria Costillo row, Steve fepfett drift* I0l Wilt Stiff Street Algona, 3,500 missiles have been sent aloft ed over. Standing beside our by our military ... diminutive players, they looked

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