Upper Des Moines Algona, Iowa
Kossuth People Give Views On Aid Mfirope
Displaced Persons Not Too Welfcome By A Maj(>rit|
Argument in congress over legislation to permit admission into the United States of displaced persons in Europe con- i tinues. Supporters of such legislation believe sentiment for relaxation of present immigration laws has become more favorable since many senators and representatives have recently toured Europe. Church and other | groups in Iowa are fostering a \ movement to bring European displaced persons here to work | on farms. It is thought by these i agencies that Iowa farmers could easily sponsor some 3.000 during the coming year.
What They Think To get a cross section opinion of Kossuth farmers on the mat-j ter a number of them have been j interviewed in Algona the past few days. They were asked:
"Do you think Iowa should accept, or seek displaced persons from Europe?"
Mrs. Art Livingston, Corwith, j farm wife.—"No. We have ade- j quate help. I have three sons i • now who go out to work for oth- J er farmers. There are not farms ; enough. Some men can't find farms and have to sell out and I ' move to town."
George Tjad^n .German town- i : ship farmer, Titonka.—"It doesn't seem a good thing to do. i Those people are brought uo in | ¦K h a different way than ours,' that I don't think they could adjust themselves here."
Lawrence Schumacher, farm-]
er, Armstrong.—*'No. To be any
i help they'd have to be trained."
Mrs. Lawrence Schumacher,
farm wife, Armstrong. — No. I
I am in favor of helping them but
not bringing them here.''
Alfred Wittkopf, former farmer, Whittemore.—"It would be nice for them but I doubt we have a place they can tit in."
A. R. Godfredson, farmer, and committee member of the F. S. A., Armstrong—"I don't know." L. E. Jacobs on, farmer, Al-gona.—"I was overseas and know something about displaced persons. It might be all right. Much depends on the persons themselves. There is a possibility of creating a problem for ourselves by bringing them here. I There .is a scarcity of farm help." |
Hard Time Learning
Ben Miller, farmer near Buffalo Center. — "I'm not sure. Grown people I've known, who came from Europe had a hard time learning American farming ways. They can't understand our language, and that's hard for them."
Mike Arend. farmer northeast of Burt.—"I think it would be all right. If they want to learn our ways and methods they can do it. Some people from Europe make awfully good help. I don't think they should be paid high wages to start with."
Mrs. Harold Brandow. — "I think such persons, if they were willing to work, could learn our farming methods. There is a need for farm labor and it's awfully hard to get help."
Mrs. W. C. Nelson, east of Algona.—"I haven't thought much about it but farmers do need help. Of course the right kind of displaced persons should be selected. We do have a humani-
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