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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, August 15, 1957
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8-Algena (la.) Upp«t {to MoJnw Thursday, Aegutt 15, pper fle$ mm .|jj|l .. m. ..«.!...mi , i GOVERNMENT BONANZA Retiring Secretary of the Treasury George Humphrey was a wealthy man before he entered the "Millionaires Cabinet." But he is an even wealthier one by many millions as he leaves it. Some folks are asking why, and how come ? As Secretary of the Treasury, Mr Humphrey was in a key position to manage the economy of the country, and just how his economic management has resulted in personal gain is most interesting. . ( tftftlttfNf In W52, Humphrey was president of the M. A. Hanna Co. before going into the cabinet. His valuation in this company increased $119 million, from $240 to $360 million. In 1952 Mr Humphrey had a stock valuation of $126 million in the Pittsburg Consolidation Coal Co. Today this same stock is worth $368 million, or a $242 million increase. National Steel Corporation, of which Humphrey became president after leaving the cabinet, is another sample. Humphrey's stock valuation in 1952 was $375 million. Today this asset is worth $485 million, up $110 million. According to Drew Pearson, Washington columnist, Humphrey violated the law by. keeping his interests in the M. A. Hanna Co. which owns a fleet of ship and has vast operation of "trade or commerce." The law states: "No persoq appointed to the office of Secretary of the Treasury or Treasurer shall directly or indirectly be concerned or interested in carrying on the business of trade or commerce, or be the owner in whole or in part of any sea vessel ..." * * * IKE'S MILLION The Washington correspondent who wrote * series of articles on. President Eisenhower Mated, among other things, that he estimated Ihe President's monetary worth at about one million dollars. This resuled in a question at a news conference in which Ike was asked about the million, and the President replied that "If that man who knows so much about my business will offer me a million dollars t,o sell out, he is going to moke a sale in a hurry." Well, the reporter didn't have the million to offer, of course, and that might have been the end of the matter, with the wrist slapping completed. But down in North Carolina, a Raleigh businessman offered to take Ike up on the million dollars. He said he would give the President a million dollars for his assets. The next .round, if any, will have to come from the President himself. * * * Some say that American children are gelling Weaker, but we're not so sure. Back twenty years, it took two people to carry out $10 worth of groceries, while today a child can do it — Prairie Dity News. / Clipper Jc 111 E. Call Street—Ph. CY 4-3535—Algona, Iowa Entered as second class matter at the postoffice at Algona, Iowa, under Act of Congress of March 3. 1879. Issued Thursdays in 1957 By THE UPPER DEB MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Managing Editor C. S. ERLANDER. Advertising Manager 57 NATIONAL £DITQRj_Al sT AUDIT BUREAU or CIRCULATIONS REPRESENTATIVE Weekly Newspaper Representatives, Inc. 404 Fifth Ave^ New York 18, N. Y. 333 N. Michigan, Chicago 1, 111. SUBSCRIPTION RATEg IN KOSSUTH CO. O*HS Vear. in advance r $3.00 Both Algona paper?, in combination, per year $5.00 Singls Copies . , .';—, '..., , lOo SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH 0n? Year, In advance -—-,,. , , $4.00 Poth Algona paper? in combination, qne year $6.00 HQ fuhscriptipn lesp than 6 months. - ADVERTISING RATES Advertising, per inch 63c CITY AMP COUNTY NEWSPAPER SUGGEST ONE-WAY TICKET Grundy Register — A campaign is under way by the administration in Washington to do away entirely with farm price support*. It is believed that Secretary Benson is the instigator of this campaign- He has been opposed to farm price supports ever since he was placed at the head of the agricultural department. The first public speech he made after he became secretary he said that farmers shouldn't depend upon government price supports — that they should stand on their own feet. He has been undermining farm price supports gradually and farm prices have been declining proportionally. It is too late to get congressional support on any further restrictions in farm price supports at this session of Congress. The farm price obstructionists have begun to play up to next year's congress. Congressman Gross in his weekly news letter says: "Ezra T. Benson again insists that he be given authority to fix price supports on basic farm commodities anywhere from zero to 907o of parity. That simply means he wants to turn farmers over to the tender mercy of the 'free market,' the speculators and the market riggers. "Congress has been derelict in its duty to Benson. Long ago it should have offered him a one-way ticket to Utah." * * * LOSING FENDERS ON BOTH SIDES Osceola Press — Reporting news of any con. troversy is always a "touchy" matter with news- ptipers and news men quickly learn they will be subject to criticism, regardless of what they write. This was demonstrated last week when a delegation of business men called on the Osceola newspapers asking that more of their side of the city parking needs be explained. They had hardly left the office when a telephone call was received from a group opposed to the park plan, criticizing the newspapers for their support of the project. "Middle of the Readers" often lose fenders on both sides. * * * FARMERS RETIRING , Oskaloosa Tribunes-Press — One of the unrealized costs of the money squeeze on the farms is the recent trend of farmers to retire. From the Social Security Administration comes word that sclf.employed farmWs are retiring four times as fast as the administration estimated in 1954. The claims, it seems, really started rolling in April, 1956, when farmers could first qualify under an amendment to the Old Age and Survivors' Insurance bill, by showing net earnings of $400 for 1955. In that year, 1956, claims totaled $160,000. Then, in 1956, Congress passed another amendment which allowed coverage to include city farm owners who supervised their share-croppers, an amendment which is somewhat controversial. In 1957, 400,000 claims have been filed by farmers or their widows. Obviously, if farming were more prosperous that it is today, fewer claims would be filed. This is another cost of our relative farm recession. * * * h 5W LIQUOR CONTROL CHAIRMAN Hampton Chronicle — William P. Housel, of Humboldt, is the new chairman of the Iowa Liquor Control Commission. He succeeds Harold Wolfe, of Mason-City, who retires from the commission, after a six year successful record. Mr Housel, a well known Humboldt lawyer, has been a member of the commission for several years, and wijl, have two abje assistants ii^ the other two members of the commission. ..The commission will now have two democratic members and one republican, first time since the state liquor control went into effect, and that law was adopted over twenty years ago by the then democratic legislature. ' It is one of the Iowa state departments which has been operated on a prudent and. reliable basis, and considering the vast amount of money handled by the commission every year it has made a wonderful record in every respect. The Iowa liquor control law is one ..of the .best of its kind in the country, and many states have adopted similar liquor control laws since the one in Iowa began operation, an.d then under democratic control. But the individuals who operated the business, republicans and democrats alike, are the ones who made it the success it has been in this state. • STR!CTLV;BUSlNiSS "Hurry up and install the glass in those partition*!" 1 Charles City Press — The prospect of an exchange of Russian and American propaganda lectures. dq£s • ni^ please fcny person in,^ev*pt«d in an objective presentation of tft,e news. *'«•#• Women are smarter than men; they don't sjbfjut t,he qno t,ljat gpt away! ^ r 1 *' \ *^ 111.' i.'. %* i. *_f •—~~~ ft t • "1.1 "H" A tttrt •'» 'jf 1 !".;!' »*« sr—rrr ,', -r—rl «*. ; •*y -»-^-f" f*i -'"jj JM t** : M0pMl JKJp^P ^B|^^^^^ IW^^^ ^^w ^^^ ^^r. • ^^W ^^P MlMHV MHHM IWPI^P COMPANY 1403 E, LOCUST JL -V t: , , 1 I ^^^^r ^^^^^P- ^p^^^W^w ^^^P^^^^ ^^(d^^ WK w asp x«g ;< sm x mt :•: nn x K && * x s x ==i x =HE • ===== •_• == •-« ". •-• ,. I . V ——• '• "" • SSJBSS «•«• -..— «•» r....... «•• =!= A J»*« <ft sedan, Kent Motet had o«e for * » * Dick Powell hndft'1 »t*pp e d Into his serious acting roles in the movies and his latest hit, "The Singing Marine" was slated for Sunday and Monday at the New Call theater. Dorothy Lamuur and Law Ayres were costars of "The Last Train From Madrid", another tof> fhovie set to show here during the week. * « * the Uppw Dft» ttoinft* office had many queries during the week regarding the count of 15,113 persons at Watermelon Day— and^most persons who dropped in at the office wondered how the count was made. It was explained this way — all the human legs were counted and then divided by two. Evidently there were 30,226 legs in town and every pair had a mouth that helped devour tons of luscious watermelon. Kennedy ,for all practical purposes, is already campaigning though he must first win -reelection next year as. senator. Johnson's biding his time, but his adroit handling of Civil Rights debate — avoiding a real filibuster — is a feather in his ten-gallon hat. As for Meyner, he's getting attention simply by being coy about the whoje thing. Of the whole thing. Of the three, outguess goes to Meyner. —o— And the Republicans — It's a two-way tussle as of now. Vice President Richard Nixon, the front-runner, continues to alienate various factions. His latest was so-called "smear" at Democrats for toning down Civil Rights. Sen. Pill Knowland of California, though less articulate than. Nixon, has more appeal among the "ordinary folks." Our prediction: Nixon will ascend to the presidency only upon the death of President Eisenhower, And Knowland does, riot stand much of a chance tq -win 'the Republican nominal tion. • McELROY'S STOCKS — Reason for the delay last week in appointing Neil McElroy, the soap official, as Secretary of Defense was his reluctance to dispose of his vast stock holdings. Charlie Wilson- has claimed he himself lost millions of dollars when he had to sell his GM stock to take the Defense post. CANCER FROM FOOD? — Look for some sensational developments coming out of the investigation into food additives ... Scientists have reported behind closed doors that several dyes we consume as food coloring produce pancer. .4 ATTACK BOOMERANGS — The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People got stiyig in Washington when it made near-libe'lous charges against the city's police commissioner. . .Claimed discrimination of the race$, but when asked to present documentary evidence, the NAACP backed out. ; ; .Now counter-charges, have •faien filed which may. 'spell real 'trouble for the already-shaky Organization, ,\ « JTHE GLUcifc Q 'LEAk' —'The n|an who Jeakfid.. the secret testi- rfony that boomed ambassador-, "i-ba.t.MaxweJ},'! pluck into ea- bnal disfcaytK was none p.kjaer Sen. William Fulbright, lemocrat of •Ai&ansas'. I PRESIDENTIAL TALK — Although I960 te^lkiU quite a way Off, you hoar talk, talk, talk 4bput the possible presidential candidates. Here's how the picture stands today: . RfmPcraJs — Front runners: Sen. John Kennedy of Mass., Sen. Lyndon Johnson, of U^xas, and Gov. Rojiert Meyner of New Jersey. ' MILITARY bUTS — • Tremc-n- d,ous euts, will continue, in -military manpower, both regular servicemen and draftees . . . Unes- s^njjal officers will bear, the; qrunt. Talk is ' the cuts may reach a quarter-million by the- <jn,d o| the year. But military spending will be up despite the so-called budget cuts , . . M°r»ey. wilj be voted under "deficiency" bills next Military cannot avoid higher spending because of the sharp rj§e ifl e.Qst of steel and uther' ijiaterials and lajbor. 'FRIENDLY' INSECTS - The. Agriculture Department is now raising a horde of "friendly" insects at its Moorestown, N. J iab,.., f<he iris^cts include th,e **lady beetle" imported from India. The idea is to raise them in large quantities to prey on des- 4«ietive pests. AIRLINES WAIL — Tin* air- line lobbyists are wailing that the government discriminated by allowing the railroads seven percent increases in freight rates and turning down their own bid for a six percent raise ... Fact is, the airlines are subsidized by millions of dollars in taxpayers' money while the railroads are not. SHORT TAKES — Latest word on expected date of adjournment of Congress: August 24 ... The published report that President Eisenhower is worth a million dollars is false — It's closer to a half-million. k FROM THE FILES OF THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES AUG. 19, 1937 • * • It was official — Algona's new post office, 'which had taken so many months to. complete after many other months of red, tape, was to be completed by August 25, according to the latest estimates. Plans for a proposed dedication program Sept. 9 were also announced. One drawback to all the plans still remained — some of the new equipment for the building still hadn't arrived and couldn't be located anywhere. It was proposed to use necessary old equipment in order to get the new office in operation as soon as possible. ,-• . ( * Horace Clapsaddle at last provetl why growing a Van Dyke beard was a good idea. A kerosene stove in the Clapsaddle basement ' began acting up Wednesday afternoon and began to smpke the -place up badly. Fire* men : were- called and found Horace in' the basement, using his Van Dyke, which he had fjipped up over his face,' as a gas mask. OrUy damage reported was smoke damage t(Fthe h6m<j and the Va'* Dyke. •Mrs Robert SkiUing of Irving- tan '-was stunned by a bolt of lightning which ihit the Skilling hwne Monday evening during a stat'ln. 1 The chimney of the, house was damaged considerably lightning, 1 . which struck while ' Mr-s Skilling. was dipping: water from her washing machine bt-'-the corner of .the home. The fdmily dog, wMich was lying under the wa,sher, was killed instantly. : * t * A toial of 7.3 inches of rain fell in the Algona vicinity during 48 haws, breaking a dry spell, and with, the exception of some areas where/ corn was knocked down, Jn^lOS a bu.mjp?r> corn crop. Mofe than four inches fell Tuesday morning, followed by an \nch : Wednesday morning and 2.23- totc-hes Wednesday night accounted £o,r the total. » > * Dickie Recker of Bancroft, son u| . Mjr and Mrs Frank Recker. swallowed . a button Thursday evening while playing. An X-ray showed the button was lodged in tl\e* boy's throat, so Mr and Mrs- Recker decided to take him immediately .to Fort Dodge for possible treatment and removal pf the p.esky thing. They stopped in Algona enroute, the lad had a drink of water and cough,ed up the button. * Here are a few food specials listed in grocery ads in the UDM during the week — Young beef roast, 17c lb.; round or sirloin steak, 24e lb.; Red Heart dog ' 3— 16 oz. cans, 25c; Half an Half bread, lOc loaf; 2—1 lb. bags of coffee, 39c; butter, 34c; and potatoes, 24c a peck. Of course you could buy a new to, sue 440x20, for $5.43, and if you were in the market for a 1928 Ruirk 4-rioon Behind The Movie Sets WITH BUDDY MABOff Hollywood, Calif. — Glenn Ford's well-worn, work-grimed cowpoke duds, that he wears in Columbia's "Cowboy," don't exactly make him look "like a million dollars!" But, they do represent more than $50,000 in rodeo prize-money. What's more, they should bring him more luck than a saddlebag full of horseshoes! * * * Every Ace rodeo-rider has a "lucky" piece of personal wardrobe. A,, battered item of apparel he associates with "jackpot prize- money." He may loan this luck- token to a close friend, to aid him in a hotly contested event but, only for the momentary emergency. Thus, when a. group of top rodeo champs pool their "lucky" clothes to outfit a star ii\ authentic-looking costume, you can bet all the oolong in the, Lipton pantry, that the celebrity really rates^ with the boys. A black, wear-shaped stetson, that has dusted the flanks of frantic brojics from P«jndXLton. $Q. Pomona was presented to Glenn by Buzz Henry. Buzz, who is reputed to have become slightly bowlegged carrying away bulldogging and bronc-riding prize-money* from top-bracket rodeos, has a featured part in this Phoenix Production, starring Ford. * » » As one cowboy commented, "There's enough dirt from rodeo arenas ground into that hat to push hjs,pants down into a deep- seat in the saddle!" Maybe that's why no bronc ever bucked out from under that stetson while Buzz was wearin' it!" Glenn's chaps have an equally interesting history. In turn, they have adorned the legs of Gerald Roberts when he won the AD Around Cowboy title in 1942 and 1948. For two years, Waggy Blessing, world's champion bronc- rider wore ,em until they "became the property of Buzz. * » • Spurs that raked the flanks of the meanJtot horseflesh ever to catapult out of a bronc-chute, were the contribution of Dan Poor. Dan wore them during the time he held down the World's Champion bulldogger title. Dressed in this well-broken-in workaday ensemble, Glenn looks every inch the trail-driving cowboy he portrays in this picture, Any sartorial resemblance to a Western orchestra musician is conspicuous by its absence. * * + If clothes make the man, the the combined efforts of Glenn's leather-seated saddle-pals should entitle him to display his shabby "finery" from a seat astride, any man-killer in the bronc class. What a comforting thought! Acceptance by the clannish rodeo champs is a tribute to Glenn Ford's warm, friendly personality. A "token of esteem not lightly bestowed by these hard- bitten veterans' of the rodeo fields. Any man who can boast t}ie friendship and respect of men like these has unquestionably 4 won his spurs. Being a famous movie star is J no guarantee of a favorable reception' among the two-fisted, hard-riding knights of the saddle. In fact, position, power or wealth carry small weight with members of this rugged fraternity. * * » Oddly enough, excellent horsemanship is a minor qualification, if you seek their friendship and approval. BUT — let a green youngster get bucked off his first horse, yet keep gamelj coming back for another try yntii his mount has "bucked itself out," and this select company qf rough-and-ready champs will accept him without question. As we mentioned, Gleqn's outfit for his role u\ "Cowboy" re- resents more than $50,000 in prize-money. And, you may be s,ure he's not wearing this "lucky" clothing of the chimps because ^e happens to be Glenn Ford, the movie star. No, indeed! This Authentic wardrobe was presented to Glenn Fwd, the man! Congressman Goad's Comments 6ih DisiHel ftom Iowa Repofii On Washington AeiiviiiM LEatSLAf 16N — H. R. 7244, amending the Packers' and Stockyards Act to authorize a check-off or deduction for a self- heJp meat promotion program was not considered on the floor of the House as scheduled. Consideration of the bill was hung on a nail when city congressmen voted against the rule under which the bill would have been brought to the floor for debate and a vote. Disinterest in rather than disapproval of the measure by the majority of the House members coupled with a desire to finish their business and return to their homes, seemed to me to be the reasons for this outcome. * * * FARM INCOME. — .Dept. of Agriculture reports indicate that the farmers' total net income in the first half of 1957 was at an annual rate of $11.6 billion, exactly the same as for last year, and there are those who optimistically point to this singular fact to proclaim that farm prices are stabilized and the downward trend is leveling off. To me, those who view this net income rate for this year with optimism are looking at the farm situation through one eye and if they were to open both eyes they would see by the record, first, that though income rate remains the same as last year, the purchasing power of the dollar has declined because of the rise in the co.<t oi living. Therefore, the $11.6 billion is actually worth 4% less than last year. Second, the net income figures do not reflect the adjustment for the reduction ol farm inventories necessary to maintain their income. According to reports, farmers sold more goods than they produced the first half of this year. This meant they cut back livestock herds grains, and other inventories since the first of the->ye,ajj>, at pr- alaCBiirm rate in... prder \ to. I have" this neF7flcoWer™^Phis -practice i:. like borrowing money ngains your car, home, or business; ji you want to stay in business yol will have to pay back the money you borrowed out of future earn ings. So it is with many farmer; today who live on a 'borrowed' prosperity which will have to b; replaced out of future earning if they are to continue farming tomorrow. * * * A 'CONCRETE' SOILBANK It has been estimated that the Federal highway program ol building 33,000 miles of interstate, limited-access highway: plus 8,000 to 9,000 miles of othe roads will require about 2 mil lion acres of. land for the right- of-way. Most of this needed lane is now farm and ranch lam which will be purchased for th< new superhighways during the next 13 years. * • » AGRICULTURE SUBCOMMITTEE TO VISIT IOWA — The Hpnorable Clark W. Thompson Chairman, Family Farms Subcommittee of the House Agriculture Committee, has infornied me of the tentative plans of his group to visit Iowa during the week ol November 10th at the request of Governor Loveless. Mr Thompson expressed to me the desire of the subcommittee to look into the family farm problems of Iowa and talk with the farmers them•selves in an effort to get firsthand information which will enable the group to recommend to Congress possible corrective proposals for affirmative action. MERWIN GOAD YOUR CONGRESSMAN DEFENDS CALIFORNIA Claremont, Cal. August 5,. 1957 Editor, Upper Des Moines: 1 do not think the writer in the Osage News should consider himself an authority on California, having spent only one week in the Golden State. I will now set out to enlighten some of you on the truths. The Osage writer says 15 yard lots. Mine is 60.2x108; congested highways—that I will say is true during the peak hours, but we have two and thrt?e lanes going each direction, not 16 footers; cigarettes $2.05 per carton—I smoke Camels and I can all he can smoke for $1.75 per carton. High interest rates; I paid 5% interest on my house in Iowa; I am paying only 4% interest now. Four percent sales tax; that is true on almost everything, but there is no tax on the food you cat and that more than makes up for 2% you ''now" have in Iowa and the largest portion of the pay check goes for food. And of all things, lie claims mosquitoes arc bigger; that's one that got me, as I have been a resident of California for more than 20 months now and I have never been bitten by a mosquito, not even a little one. I will admit that 1 do have a block wall around my back yard, not seven feet high, but five, which 1 am very proud of and i like the privacy. Schools in most neighboring towns are crowded I will agree, but where in Iowa can you get an education in college free aj you can here? Like Mr Osage says, when the bubble bursts it will be a beauty, but from what I hear, a lot of air has already gone out of the bubble in Iowa so who knows? In all fairness, I think you should print this so that the record can be set straight. John J.' Dunn 310 Springfield St., Claremont, Calif. • * » Editor's Note — Subscriber Dunn, ex-Algonan, ex-navy vet, refers to an editorial reprinted in {hefUDM .frpm "the Osage paper. We're,, glad to hear from Mr Bunn. Our columns are always open to honest" opinions from people not afraid to print their lames under what they wish to say. PEN PALS Miss Annie Akamine, of Hawaii visited with Mrs Roger Hyndman of Churclan recently. The two ladies became "pen pals" m 1948. The Hawaiian girl recently came to this country and is working in Chicago as a trained nurse. L. S. BOHANNON about this question: "My cattle thought the grass was greener on the other side of the fence. My neighbor won't sue, but I think he should be compensated for the damage to his crops. Will my Farm Liability Insurance cover this situation?" For the answers to your insurance questions, feel free to call me at thw Bohannon Insurance Agency. Phone CY4- 4443. ESCAPED Infant Barbara Hollinrake escaped unhurt recently when lightning struck a chimney at the femily home in Welier anjpi enter- id Jhj bedroom, smarting a lire *tl4 sppj'obifig Raj'ba.ra's mb. Vanilla, in its natural state, is a green, elongated bean enjoy a real PROFITABIE RETURN ON EVERY DOLLAR THAT YOU CAN SAVE! 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