The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 6, 1948 · Page 8
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, April 6, 1948
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2-Algcna Upper be* Moines Tuesday, April 6, IVK. Colt 'Street' Phone lO'OO • Entered 'tis 'second class matter at the postof- fice at Algeria, Iowa, under Act of Congress of March 3, 1-879. THE Issued Weekly By tfeS MblftfeS PUBLISHING CO. . J. Vh tfA'GGAftt), Editor . R: B. WALLER, Managing Edito? C. S. ERLANDER, Advertising Manager D. E. DEWEL, Business Manager NATIONAL €DITOftlAL- """" " \SSOCIATiON NATIONAL ADVERTISING REPRESENTATIVE National Advertising Service 188 W. Randolph St., Chicago, 111. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO. Jne Year, in advance $3.00 Upper DOS Moines and Kossuth County Advance in combination, per year.—$5.00 Single Copies lOc SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year, in advance $4.00 Jpper Des Moines and Kossuth County Advance in combination, one year $G.OO No subscription less than G months. ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per inch 56c OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER WHAT IS - v Ray Roberts in' BrUt ' Tribune! You have' got me Buffaloed. Ask your fellow church members. Ask your fellow lodge men. Ask your service, club members. Ask your uricld, .ask 1 ! youY aunt,' ask' your wife. Ask anybody, and if you can get a satisfactory answer come ah'd tell me. The newspapers are full of it, and we all Wise' editors are supposed to have all the answers. Blit, Isay again, you have got me' Buffaloed! Is it to repair war. dartia|ef Then why do Ire- ,an.d Portugal,'' which" were not in the' war, get ' GOVERNMENT DANCING LESSONS Of course we all agree that the veterans of World War Two should be taken cave of in eveiy way possible and provided with educational facilities at the expenses of the government, but when it comes to taking them into society and teaching them ball room dancing and other frills it is suggested that some of the butterflies had better be given a course in bricklaying or some other useful occupation instead. You know, after all, somebody has got to do a little work at times, especially if wo are going to finance European countries for the next five years while the workers over there- are on strike or threatening to become communistic unless we buy them off. If there is any money left after the billions that arc to be spent over there, then wo might consider the dancing lessons at government expense. Somebody sitting at a desk down at Washington the other day woke up long enough to realize that a little common sense might help and the budget bureau has recommended that congress cut out pure hobbies from the study courses the government pays for under the G. I. bill of rights It questioned the value of ball room dancing, snap shot taking and sport flying as a means of helping a veteran earn his living, citing the fact that such courses are'adding more than $200,000,000 a year to the cost of the veterans training program. President Truman has suggested that congress rcstudy the law under which 4,500,000 veterans have gone to schools or taken special training courses. The government is spending $257,000,000 a year paying for flight training of 118,400 veterans. The bureau says 90 per cent of the training "serves no occupational purpose" and has "no appreciable value for national defense." Several thousand veterans have enrolled in schools for ball room dancing at a cost of more than $400 each. The bureau called attention to an advertisement by one school which promised "in a few magic hours" to make veterans "the darlings of the stagline." It is no%v suggested that the government cease to make the boys "darlings of the stagline." How the' Washington boys ever came to such a conclusion still remains a mystery. Perhaps the coming election and the fear of Russia had something to do with the matter. J.W.H. * * * MUST HAVE "FUNNIES" "Jim" Sheridan, the Bancroft young man who while in his eighties, is agreed to be one of the livest business men in that town, some week's ago wrote a letter to the Open Forum of the Des Moines Register, criticizing what he called the "waste of paper" in sending out each week a "magazine section" requiring tons of extra paper so nv.h needed by country publishers who have been finding it hard to get enough paper to print their weekly sheets. It was also suggested that the "funny" pages should be abbreviated. His criticism was backed up by another man, who said that "there is nothing educational in these sections. In fact I think they do more harm than good." Apparently this interested the Des Moines Register people who the next day published the opinions of nine different people on the matter. Seven of these were the opinions of women, all favorable to the funnies and magazine section. The two men only thought they were not worth while, especially on account of the scarcity of paper. Many of the big dailies of the country are printing hundreds of pages each day that would take a week or so to read and it sometimes does seem a shame to deprive the smaller papers of enough paper to get out modest sheets while the big publishers get all they wanj, to print papers that cannot possibly be read. But we are at a loss as to just who is to blame in this matter. We cannot blame Roosevelt any longer for our troubles and Truman is already loaded down with other troubles, so it looks as though we will have to grin and bear it. J.W.H. BEST KNOWN CANDIDATES That people know the leading men mentioned as presidential prospects was shown in a'recent quiz by the Gallup Poll people, who asked folks to identify pictures of the men most prominently mentioned. Of course President Truman was know to practically all questioned. Next came Dewey, followed by "Ike" Eisenhower, Gen MacArthur! Wallace, Taft, "Jim" Farley, Varidenberg, Stassen, Earl Warren of California, Jos. E- Martin and Claude E. Pepper, senator from Florida, who has the distinction of being the least known. These men are not now all candidates but their names have been mentioned as possible candidates,' but it may be that the rising clouds of the third world war wili 4aff»p«n the enthusiasm for the worries of ? ih r it olfieje with which the n#xj four years may be filled^ If it is to fight communism, again Why do Ireland and Portugal, come into the picture? Neither nation is any more communistic than these United States. England has a socialistic government, but they have free elections which they will probably be a long time giving up. Great Britain gets otto- third of the total. Denmark, which suffered little war damage, .and which has about the population of Chicago, is to get $582,000,000. Holland With fewer people than New York City, but which suffered terribly from the war, is to get $2,436,000,000. Congress has been issued an ultimatum to appropriate all or nothing. Senator George Malone, of Nevada, made a trip to Europe to get the facts first-hand. He is convinced that European socialism has driven out of circulation as much money of the various countries of Europe as the Marshall Plan calls from us. Senator Malone thinks American private interests would invest billions in Europe if their socialistic governments would turn honest, respect private property, stop printing money, -and remove the threat of confiscating investments if made. This the Senator believes, would make the Marshall plan practically unnecessary, except for temporary relief. Europeans have gold, or other good assets, to the amount of $13,659,000,000 hidden in this country. A large amount of this would return to Europe and go to work if the threat of socialization and confiscation were ended, and their governments became stable. The United States can be proud of the record iif'ctoifie*. MJTOhthe- mvtop* w si yftrtfil out thi. _, «ire r a 4 tfice btirwsrt a proy.6 cfMiteb^e id the „.,.,- v ».,., U6rt More pbWef to her, and there is no question about her coffee milplfiS, it's, perfect be c'autfe ejra'eco*aftt <sf I've seen 'Medlckfe h'Ay^' her' Java. A'ftd J §lll Barry, Jr., if you a toffee! -jHrping association' here, little as 1 am and big as^you are, glass J^^Cliyltol' IMRsblTeh' h61d ftV'ebat .While rgtvfe.'ybti a' b«8.l- ln&' aWWouWt that'be sd'rfte- IhTngr haps a few J 0. f.,P4tersorf came, to pick foe Up' bUf 1 wds ft! by CHRIS REESE A Lttile'of This,,a LlUle of Thai; Nol Much of Anylhlng.' Gee, there were a lot of 55's parked in Algona last Saturday, in fact there were about 20 to 1 of other numbers and I couldn't .. made in Cuba and Porto Rico in 1898, and in the | j us t figure it out and so >I strolled Philippines for the past fifty years. We -can see splendid results and humanity set free «nd taught to establish industries, build up exports, establish schools, and become more than self supporting. The billions we spent oh these countries may eventually prove to be "bread cast upon the waters to return an hundred fold;" But this Marshall plan is different. Just what is it? A DISTINGUISHED VISITOR Wright County Monitor: When Lady Astor, the 69-year-old Virginia-born British peeress, visited the Iowa farmers in session at the state capital recently, she was about as direct and informal as were the British at Bunker Hill. She says we have made a muddle of things dipping into the Palestine question, and we }iad better quit playing politics .with such a serious matter, when we know nothing about it. Since the United States has pushed the UN into the-Cp'ar tition of, Palestine, it is now our baby to wfefrry over, for the British are pulling out. And', we may have the whole Moslem world about our ears. She declares the carrying out of the complete Marshall plan is more important than we know, and even that may fail. If it does, there is nothing left for Britian and the U. S. but to make a last ditch fight. Lady Astor took Des Moines by storm, knew no strangers, was impartial with her quips, and found plenty to criticize. She has no use for Hollywood, or the women with a half a dozen husbands who commit suicide at 35. She pleaded with her sex to organize arid clean the radio of murder stories,.being followed so vividly by children, and also bar the flaunting of whiskey and sexy cigarette advertising from the eyes of the immature. ' There was not a dull moment for her, or her public, while she stayed. NO REGARD FOR TAXPAYERS Northwood Anchor—Roosevelt was a stamp collector and during his administration, the government presses were strained turning out new issues. After his death, his stamp collection sold for thousands of dollars. Now it looks as if Truman has the fever. The post office department recently announced that nine new stamps would be issued this year. The old stamps took our letters just as far, and it would seem, it is a terrific waste of money to keep issuing new stamps. We've gotten used to the waste of money, but what we object to is having to lick the back end of Truman's stamp collecting project. WHERE WAS THE ICEMAN? through the main drag arid counted 4 74's, 6 41's, 2-11's, and four 17's, 1 21 and the rest were all 55's out of the more than 200 cars parked on the main drag and so I asked Chief McGinnis how come so many 55's and he said that 55 was Kossuth's number and all of the 55's were home cars arid .then I realized how darn dumb I really am,, I've got two numbers on my car, a Kossuth number on the windshield and 72 —-psceola county plates' :jso I'm sitting pretty so far as'car numbers are concerned. At a meeting held at 8 hells have one heck of a time passing' the test. And then there's the fellow who can't see good enough to drive close enough to a parked, car .and so also takes up sp'acfc which denies anothe^ car parking" space, he, top, is going to have a heck of a time passing the eye test, so to speak. And I've discovered that there are quite a few parkers like those guys in Algona and it looks to me like they'll have to do something for their eyes before they take the driver's examination next time; I am in receipt of a letter from Maxine Gormley, Chicago', in' which was enclosed a newspaper story about .the National Dunk- ers Association observing a national dunking week and Maxine suggests that the Coffee Gulp'ers should also have ah<J, observe a national gulping week', 'so to, speak. And' she's got. something, there and first thing you t know, we'll have one week set aside in i *. ^^ eotnment which nationally every gulpe.r . will celebrate gulping; By;, the way, Maxine is the daughter yf Mr. and Mrs. Ted Larson, Algeria, and she is proving a fine member in the Gulpers as are also her parents, so to speak. I look in the Commercial Club' last week the pipe smokers of-Al-j dinner a week ago and was that gona and vicinity organized;'-thel Pipe Puffers and Ring' Blowers Association, electing officer.)'and adopting smoke and '' regulations.:, arid bl j as I can"l£arn every™m'e'ni'b"i two ~ size, weight and strength.: Eddie Schackleford probably is, the most wealthy in pipe possessions as he has eight of them andtGlar- ence Morrall probably sports the most astonishingly well shaped pipe. But so far it has not been determined who of the association can blow the biggest ring. The nominating committee consisting pf Bob Williams, Joe Lynch and Beecher Lane submitted a list of officers and which were voted on unanimously with the following results: Ed Dezellar, president; Ed Shackelford, 'vice president; Art Reicker, secretary; Max Bartholomew, treasurer; Dr. F. C. Scanlon, Luke Linnan, Glen Raney, Murch Long and Jake Freeh on the, board of directors. Clarence Morrall and Bill Sengbusch will serve as a committee on pipe stance, and checking pipe strength. eyer something because on account of I sat at a table across from five peachy looking girls and they werfe so'"nice'to''rne,,'did- ' least' a"t'tentioii"td' m- the MUStmgJtQft £ , Mafch ll, 1948 Gentlemen! rridW'.irt last, Thursday's Al- go'na .papSr with 6,'gYeat deal'of iiJiteVest an account" of the' Al- gonaHForest CUy basketball ^anVe, pattfeularly the part about the' officiating," -Which did' not' seem' to please. , I"again call attention .to a certain', (Sunday JasV suftimer, / aftd With'tears'in'my eyeg'lel me'ex- tend my deepest sympathy. very'ti'uly yours,It. L. "Chub" Moorfe .*'*.* ' Editor's Note—Dear Chub: We hope the officiating, : both in bas- taHball and on thd baseball '.field, improves. The cpm'ment' oh bas- kettj>$lt.did' pot pertain to the Al- g'ona'-For^st City game' solely! it cornemnt^d on officiating'all the way, through sectional,' district and 'sub-ata,te >nVefets. }t" is significant that'BOTH Forest City'ahd Algona" .fans were displeased with the' officaitirtg at M&son City, which in ,our'opinion was slightly better than' the officiating the previous' week at Laurens, even at that. ' ' ' They' Jump for Paper', ' , Mal'ch 17; 1948. Algona Newspapers: Dear Fj'ie'nds — Check enclos- ed'for papers. We, really Would miss the old home town news There's'a'hop, skip and jump for the. papers wheri' they arrive Sincerely, A&b'y Sor6nsen, 801 Va gt'ory St.', Boorte, la. Seeing League Teams Los Angeles. Ge,ntlemejn: On receipt of Jhjs change' by 1 papers back to Algona. I will be migrating back next .week and begin listening for the -voice of the' "Bullheads.' Chuck and I just returne"d from a' ball .gamd between the' Giants atfd,.,Cub3, -tomorrow' ,it's the f* 1 A Lh4-<« '..£. Tl'li-l. *i-_"" »«»_* '- >t : , i f y }' per "-r""* t "\ ••»•"-»*^ij HVSI44WJ. A W YV . J Giants 'y&. .Pirates^ Wednl is' Cleveland vs. Cubs, a HOME REVERENCE -AM3 A SACRED MtMOttY" Service Day or Might "Phase 11 "BUYS'!. HOVE*'S New No. 25 /V\-M Hbfse Drav/rt CorH Planter ' New SVz Ft. Kovar Spring Tooth Harrow New 12 Ft. M-M Spring Tooth Harrow New Spring Tooth Cultivators (To fit all tractors) Used Cunningham Power 1 Mower New Fertilizer Attachment for M-M Horse Drawn' Planters New, King 10-ft. Cultivator 4*. ^-11'%% > i . ... •when I masticate didn't .buthpr, 'em and I immediately signed ^m up in the Coffee Gulpers. Valeria, Butts, already being a Gulpjer, probably used the best gulping stance, and^ Marie Krueger car-, ried her cup with the right, thufhb' hold, and Mary Lee Roc.hleau' bent her little finger .in' a perfect curve and Marilyn Weber perfectly noiselessly and Kuth Ann Burns said there cbulpl be"nip slirpirig by Gulper members''.aj!MJ. the girls are planning to assist 'in' the organization of .the Argoha" Coffee-Gulper Auxiliary. The personnel director at Weid-" enhoff's, Miss'Pauline Medic'ke"^ is now" a member of the' Algbha According to the officers of the new organization the membership should increase by leaps and bounds in Algona as there are many men who have pipes and smoke them. In the case of cob pipe, the owner is. assessed extra dues of 25 cents per month and if .he smokes it a week without cleaning- he is dropped from membership. Great things are expected from the Pipe Puffers and Ring Blowers Association as the organization plans on co-opera,ting with other civic groups in the home town. Kana^wha Reporter: A tightwad, out of town on his wife's birthday, sent her a check for a million kisses as a present. The wife, annoyed at his thrift, sent back a postcard: "Dear Jim, thanks for the perfectly lovely birthday check. The milkman cashed it this morning." * * * NOT A BAD IDEA Wright County Monitor: The suggestion that the Republicans might nominate Senator Byrd of Virginia as vice president has.some thought be- hind'it. Senator Byrd is not only a very able statesman, and sound thinker, Fut has never been party-bound, and frequently thinks Republican on important questions, and votes Republican. His nomination, in conjunction with the present anti- Truman deflection among sputhern Democrats, might, be the thing needed to break up for all time the old "solid South." * * * IT MUST BE INFtAtidN We are just confused or is this ppriod we are living in now really inflation? To try and reach an answer to the above we dusted! off the files of seventy years ago and spent ?bput .an hour browsing through the advertisements' of that time. The first ad that carrie^to our attention was that of a clothing merchant,—"Overcoats, fair quality, which we are .selling' at $3.1)0, fully as good as any $4.00 overcoat gold elsewhere." Heavy woolen suits $4.50, will compare. favorably with any offered you for $5.00." Other ads, ranging frorq yie grocer to the druggist and his Prickly Ash Bitters, which incidentally, cures every thing,'all ran"along the same the'ejjid qf this ^joyab^e" ho.ur our ppn- ^s .SJnlpiy—»i nxysi bfi'jn/Jatioh.—O'Brie"n County Bell The new motor vehicle law provides that from now on when a guy renews his driving license he has to take an eye test, too. And it looks to me like a lot'of guys are not going to be able tp pass that test because on account of the fellow who can't see the markings on a curb and so drives in, and parks over the line and so takes up two spaces is going to With Colonial Trouble Free Stoker r " --' . . • Colonial's' carefully planned installations plus Colonial's top quality assures' < t ,„--- * - ^^j^.~ maximum Comfort *»r*?.' Economy and Convenience. LAING & MUCKEY Phone 464 North Dodge' GREEn coicnmi fURURCE SERVICE REGULAR SAVING PAYS YOU WELL! —in peace of mind and security." In case of an emergency nothing takes the place of a savings reserve- YO«, too, can- build this security by starting a sayings BWJH .,. and adding to it regularly .., 509^ y^\j top will substantial emergency fuffd,' Y0HF SIYiifg? here are inj«y, ed to $5,000. Algona Federal Saving; ^^ -' • .' /'. . "' ;' ' ^^ ' and Loan Association Since 1917 Loans lor All ktiactquczrters for S AND POLES IMpP] 1 ^B ^^W ^W ^W H^W^ , ^^W pBPr ^^^^B ^N^M li^tr v . , . *^v ' >• for Your Electric^nd Telephone Lines 1 i; en ItenY that we «|Q not have, pgr trvckf jt'wp pi tht wholesqters yard efr<d ! d@liyeV te~yewr farm. Lft MJS knew yewr needs et e^elkht white pieJferdi sott ond <» i»«h end t$sker white pint '

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