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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, May 18, 1948
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r May, !6, t«4* • -^*v.ff*™«iM,«pww«« iljjmta „ ,. ill E. Call Street Phone 1600 ' Entered as second class matter at the yuauu. lice at Algona, lowfa, under Act of Congress of March 3, 1879. '$| -•T-'- iTm i •-•-'if, •-. .|.,^_ ...,;,..-..... Issued Weekly By J. W. o R. B. WALLER, Managing Editor C. S. ERLANDER, Advertising Manager D. E. DEWEL, Business Manager NATIONAL ADVERTISING REPRESENTATIVE National Advertising Service 188 W. Randolph St., Chicago, 111. school than thoir city cousins, Thl-Us not because they have less ability but'because they have poorer opportunities. Neither the stated nor the nation can nffond this waste of human resources. » * '* *' It seems logical for reorganisation to take place, The school systems and arrangement of schools .is an inheritance 'from this days when transportation was a major problem to any school, and when roads were suqji that bad weather meant no school at all. in some cases, Those factors are no longer problems. If educators work out a plan whereby all child ren can be offered, a better, more thoVough and more rounded educational program, that plan in tercsts all of us. As developments take place Supt. Lauritzen plans on issuing news releases anc information pertaining to the subject. We shall be glad to, pass them on to you. R.B.W. * * * FARM BUREAU IN POLITICS A LIHI* 61'fhli, « 61 t1i*i; N0( Much " 6* AfiyittUif. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO. Jne Year, in advance $3 00 Upper Des Moines and Kossuth County Advance in combination, per year $5.00 Single Copies ^ 10c SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year, in advance $4.00 Jpper Des Moinos and Kossuth County Advance in combination, one year $6.00 No subscription less than G months. ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per inch.1 50c OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER SWITZER MAKES A HIT Junior Chamber of Commerce members from Algona recently had the opportunity, nt their state convention, of hearing all candidates for governor speak from the same platform. They were amazed at the talk given by Carroll O. Switzer of Des Moines, candidate for governor on the democratic ticket. Impartial reports say that his talk and general air of competence and ability were a h.eath of fresh air on the political scene. It may be that Mr. Switzer will appear in this county before the conclusion of the current campaign. He is a native of Iowa, will be 40 years old this month, and is now serving his second term as county attorney .of Polk county. Since taking office he has already secured five convictions for fraud, and four former republican public officials of Polk county have received penitentiary sentences. He is married, has one child, and is a member of the Lutheran faith. , He has a job cut out for him in his campaign, but he's young enough to carry the burden and old' enough to meet the competition. In that he has a great similarity to Harold Stassen, a republican. And when republican members of the JayCees return and begin to tell us what a good man Carroll Switzer is, we're willing to believe he has plenty on the ball. R.B.W. * * * A STORY OF TRAG/C WASTE Sheldon Mail—The Mail publisher has long been a friend of the Farm Bureau and for many years has been a member. We have many times expressed the opinion that the organization is one of very great value, not only to farmers but to towns as towns are to a great extent dependent upon the success of the farming business, as that is our great factory in districts like Sheldon. However we have felt that the Bureau's primary object is the production of food at a 'fail- price and education along the lines of how to do it. There is no doubt but that Bureau member's have the right to support in politics any candidate they desire, as we also have that right, but when the Bureau sends or allows to be sent to members, letters on Bureau stationery in the attempted effort of the Bureau top state officials, to dictate as a block, it is going beyond the original program. We expect to vote for Governor Blue, as we believe he has attempted to be fair to all classes. We belong to the Iowa Press Ass'n, but we would oppose, and so would the Association officers, the sending out of literature on Association letter heads favoring as an attempted block the candidacy of Blue or any other man. It has never been done and never will be if we have anything to say about it. We would consider it a misuse of Association influence and organization intention. Moreover a portion of the Bureau funds come from direct taxation, which makes it all the more out of order. The Press Association gets no support from taxes. 'Anyhow my nftoviffg f, N. Thorington recently brfftKA me a bit closer to my work witty the Algona Newspapers beeauss- ofl account of every time 1 walked to work from 600 $, Dodge I counted the steps I took, a#di there are 909 treads from my« farmer home to the top step bfi'the Bost office and 85 from the 1 Bogtj office to the newspapers. When, 1 was telling Jerry Allen about this he sort of doubted ma and I suggested he bring an adding machine some morning and see for himself but he hasn't offered to do any. adding so to" speak, So the first time I walked to. work from 513% N. Thprington I counted my steps and there Were 976 and this included the stair steps. You can see how I save. 14. steps per trip, meaning 38 steps per day to the job and to. meals, 268 >er week, 18,648 steps in a, year, .hat is if I walked back and forth Lo work all the time. Which also means I won't have to. eat so much as I did on South, Dqdge. And Dr. Amunson told me if 1 ook longer steps. I could, gain another dozen in saving and also ;ave on my grocery bill. But I'm going to like living on Vorth Thorington. And I find I are toe M§lggb e a/l8| m | m alty aftd theyWal! Bice fellows. I^T iraiwV^ ^ *' : : --I- *•*.wffl^pir Mfa lr!jtt*lw%ytji5?4 | ^J'UtEfe [Ha 1 ^i},.vylinH.or UUDB- i, ,-*?<,' ^ ISSSX »,.i ,# • ~* .' "• JA T* . i wUMH&tflKi. £Kf+29im*lU*'nu*ilitiim&iittr u seheal board. Polk county, six board members are now also members of the Alfona Gulper Club because <m account of C, a Glenn, ^ff". dlfector U, & savings boftd division, tJ. S. treasury In towa, came to the office and asked to be signed ub.| One of the rules of the school board is to have coffee following every meeting and it is proposed that theygulp". 1 board meets In Mltchellvll The, villa, The Mail's opinion is^ well expressed in the following editorial from the Washington (Iowa) Evening Journal: The Iowa Farm Bureau is out to elect William Beardsley of New Virginia. Beardsley is the bureau's out-and-out candidate for governor—in the June primary election, in direct opposition of Gov. Blue. So far as we know this is the first time the Iowa Farm Bureau has entered the political arena in full armor, and there are those who regret it.'' In our own humble opinion the Farm Bureau stands to be hurt by its entrance into partisan politics, and we don't like to sec the Farm Bureau hurt. In recent months there has cpme a marked' change, apparently, in the bureau's top-bracket thinking. There is ambition up there at the top an ambition for power and. control'. The Beardsley sponsorship is just one evidence of it. That ambition is being watched by the people of Iowa and. is being appraised for just what it is. The Farm Bureau is moving into the realm Thi, fi.-ot i r .1. , -».... *-.....UULI 1= niuviug HJIO me realm rhe hist step of the nc-wiy elected Kossuth of group control, and in that realm it is pretty ntv Board nl Erl,,, n »,,,n ,', , „..„,;„ ..„,„.:._. certain to get jtg hjmdg dh . ty ^ .^ ^ ^^ on. It's entirely right for the Farm Bureau membership to be for Beardsley, but an open en- Rtoiganization of school districts is perhaps' dorscment from the higher ups is another thing nrst maior :nm of the nn\n i->n-i,./-i -\i7«'..,. ,._ i_ ,, ,-. „ ...__.**' County Board of Education is a public relations program, involving a project of extreme future importance. the first major aim of the new board. In that connection, we have received a booklet from County Supt. A. E. Lauritzen which explains the situation concisely, and lays a foundation in theory of what developments may be expected with regard to future revision of our rural school system. 1 Because of its general interest ,\ve reprint a portion of the booklet: * * * Thousands of districts are operating schools for fewer than ten pupils—many for five pupils, three pupils, even for one. Such schools are expensive. The cost per pupil is always high. Even if the taxpayers willingly bear the expense, the tax burden is unfairly distributed, teachers' time and talents only partially used, and the level of education in the state as a whole lowered. Many school districts operate no school. In some of these there are no pupils and the district is simply a screen for In others the pupils are sent to school outside the district. Thus local control—often the excuse fo small districts---vanishes. If there were no teacher shortage and good teachers could be employed for all these little schools they still would lack much of giving a well-rounded education. Boys and girls need the experience of working and |jlayint; with others of their own age. They need experiences in music, art, and other fields which the .mall school cannot provide. or maintaining Many districts have no high schools. To get high school education boys and girls must go outside of the district to schools over which their parents have no control. In some cases they must pay tuition. Again local control becomes a fiction. In many other districts high schools are so small that they can ofl'er only skeleton programs. They cost much more per pupil than larger schools but they have loo few teachers to make possible a well-balanced program. Tin- boy who wants to farm, the girl headed toward office work, and the boy preparing for medicine all have the same program. There is little or no music or art education, physical education, or guidance. Vocational education is either lacking or offered in one or two fields at most. Where agriculture is offered boys are often forced to take it in order to fill their programs, whether it meets their needs or not. Where commercial courses are given all may have to lake them to get the units required'for graduation. Often it is necessary to assign teachers to work for which they are not prepared. Rarely are these small schools good in more than one or two aspects of the prograqi. Few of these little schools- do a good job even of teaching the three R's. There are no supervisors or guidance workers to whom teachers can refer problem cases. The equipment is meager. Makeshift laboratories and shops offer small stimulation to either gifted or slow pupils. The tragic wastefulness of these little schools operated by the smaller districts is best told in the number who drop out of scho^ In most states i. two-to four years We're sorry to see the Farm Bureau get itself into that situation because its present prestige and usefulness, we may be quite certain, will be dragged in the muck. The world already has more than it needs of the dictator spirit. * *. * A war veteran, disillusipned. sums up his view of things with these words: "Before the war I was satisfied. Then the war came along and I realized there was a world. You might say I sort of got religion—figthing to make the world a decent place. This time it was going to' be different. Then the war ended and even before I got home, the politicians were messing things up,' including-th peoce. We were repeating every old mistake under new labels. Building for Die boom and bust and another war." The veteran sums up the opinion of many of his buddies. But he overlooks the fact that he may- engage in another crusade, and a far loss dangerous one, by joining forces with those who feel as he does, and set out to correct as many of the mistakes as they can, and as they see them. * * * So far as we know we are iho only newspaper that is not able to toll you the names of the presidential candidates next year and the name of the winner. * * * The galleries are full of critics. They play wo ball. They fight no fights. They make no mistakes because they attempt nothing. Down in the arena are the doers. They make mistakes because they attempt things. The man who makes no mistakes lacks the boldness and the spirit o adventure, and is usually a brake on the wheel o progress—Pittsylvaniu, Pa., Star. * * * "In the future America will continue to be the land of opportunity because every child will be born with money due him from Europe." Garretts- viiie (Ohio) Journal. * * * "It isn't always so bad. Suppose you had a television set and had to watch commercials instead of just hear them." Dakota County Star, South Siotix City, Neb. * * * "Senator Taft had better give up right now in his campaign for the presidency. I see by the papers that 'Bertie' McCormick, publisher of the Chicago Tribune, has announced that his first choice for the republican nomination is Taft . . . (and) history has recorded that for 'Bertie' to come out for a candidate is a 'kiss of death.' " Nashville (111.) Journal. * * * "Why is it that some peope object Jo ihe clean smell of onions on the breath when they accept without a murmur the odor of liquor or cigarettes." Perrysburg (O.) Messenger. ' * * * "Whenever a. platform orator begins wtth |he ave some wonderful neighbors and they're nice to me, even if they do have more money than I do. Charly Murtagh said, he was glad to get another democrat on that street, though Doa Hutchison told me I couldn't majce any political speeches on North Thorington until after election> and E. E. Anderson, living nestt door north offered to take care of' getting my mail to me,. e.ven the daily duns, and Bill Haggard said he could stomach my living across the street from him if I just wouldnlt play the fiddle. Yep I'm going to like it on • North Thorington, especially because o: the climate being so much coolei than way clown south where ] lived the past winter, so to speak. I met another Dane this last week and it was Prof. C. R. John- ion, Lone Rock school superin, endent, and though he doesn't do any bragging about being Dane since I'm doing all that, he agreed that Forgangen Nat Vor Sultne Kat was a good number and offered to join the Dane quartet I'm organizing here. And his perfect coffee gulping proves he's a Scandihoovian like I am, too. Peter Kayser, St. Joe, a coffee gulper for years, is now a member and he made'T^'special trip one day to bring in 'gulper dollars for the hospital fund and he nad never, met me and he was astonished because I was such a little punk and looked my 74. years age and as if I didn't know beans and 'he said he could now understan why I got a lot of bunk in the column but he read it and he; was hardened to it and never got a - -" 4 * * *»**V\»*iCJ.* Vl Iowa, and the members are M ris Kluter and Frank Canfleld, ATtoona, Mr, Conn, J. J. Stiffleir, SA ?, av 4, kes . aM *F- W ' Sutt6 » Mitchellville. And Mr. Glenn said that Algona was sure becoming known now because of the gulper members from all over the state belonging here, so tp speak. Being a democrat as always I took in the state democratic.con- vention at Des Moines Saturday and in the big KRNT Auditorium I sat right beside Chas. Murtagh and Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Ltisby, all of Algona, and John Borman of the St. Joe neighborhood, and between us we helped save the country from continued»republican politic. And I made a bet with John that there were more (7 cars in Des Moines than any other number and so we started to count 'em on our way to lunch and I ran out of numbers and so did John and a policeman told us it was none of our business anyway and so we're still glad we live in Kossuth and so Des Moines can go jump in the lake, so to speak. lts &, Cabinet ar; Mufflers t. Radiator Hose __J9H*«tUW V: ej)5h» 1ft hind, >y 1948, at 'wptHow 2 Frost'Shields • 7 Condensers • All Wrenches, tools & Misc. Ar- -.,..., "6f sard" flay, when and 9u%. atteBjfjfhbe, will be given by '"'Dated ,lhls 22ftd day of April, <\ Y^oflLffV ' ' sheriff of fto'Ssulh County, la. ' B. C, McMAHplf, 20 Plaintiffs Attorney, NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE St *T tet ? f I ? wa ' Kossuth County, ss. Notice is hereby given that by virtue of Special Execution directed to me from, the Clerk of the District Court of Kossuth County, Iowa, on a judgment f of Roy Court on the T , „. , 1948, in favor Kollasch & Urban Lick„,-: as. plaintiff, and against Charles B. Devine,& Don Lickteig as defendants, for the sum of $1760.60 Dollars and cost?, ta£ ft---- Dollars and accruing costs, I have levied upon the following described Chattel property o! t , he Property of the said Charles B. Devine & Don Lickteig to satisfy said execution, to- 1 Electric Vulcanlzer 1 Tire Spreader It is with a deep, serjse of .appreciation that we take this opportunity to, express thanks to, the many- donors -in and outside Kossuth Gounty-who have.riow made- possible, the eretfjonjdf; the new- hospital; In, the; same, !' A spirit, we ers .wha gave; so ; , project a reality, 2 Steel Chairs 3 Tail Pipes 1 Cash Register ' 1 Filing Cabinet 2 Set % in Socket Wrenches 2 Thermostats 1 Set Box Open 19 Sets of Generator Brushes 1 Windshield Wiper, 16 Speedometer' Cables 24 Oil Filter Replacement Elements 3 Voltage Regulators 4 Chev. Car Valve Cover, Gaskets 1 Set of Connecting Rods ' ) Sun Glasses ; Starter Switch 1 Willard Battery Charger Tire Bead Buster Hi-Pressure' Gauge Gear Lubercators Pump Desk Alemite Greaser Radiator Stop Leaks Car Hoist NOTICE OF HEARING ON ESTABLISHMENT OF PROPOSED . . . SECONDARY- ROAD NO. 688 ""^wat^ Notice is hereby given that there has been filed in the office of he County Auditor of Kossuth County, Iowa a petition for the estab hshment of a district for surfacing the following described at the - Southw est corner of Section 1-96-29 Union hip; thence running North for a distance of one mile to the Northwest corner Of Section 1-96-29. Said road to be surfaced with gravel. Said district-to include the following rea^ estate: John & Mabel A. Marple Will Freeman ... Isabell Chapin Se £ gK'/ 9 .i:::::;: NW'4 i . Flora M Bradley . ------------ — -SWVTex Sch 1 .Said petition will come on for hearing before the Board of Stm- rvisors at their office in the Court House in Algona Iowa at 2 30 clock P. M. on thf> 97 rl.iv «f TVTo,, IO/IQ „* ...ui°u YT' iuw «> dl < 5 - 3 " COCkP ° n the 2? da U19-20 ••ted at Algona;-Iowa' NOT.CE or . at which time all persons be heard in the matter. ''s fitb da" of May. 1948. L. J. IMMERFALL, County Auditor OF PROPOSED road the following described secondary Commencing at the Southwest corner of Section 26-95-27 Prairie Township; thence running East for a distance of - one mile to thl Southeast corner of Section 20-95-27. Said road to be surfaced with gravel, ' Said district to include the following real estate: Owner Joseph M. Williamson and Description Sec. Twp. Rng. Mrs. Effie Cleaves . SEViSWVi • SEVi ex Rv Abo >'t and Ragnhild ''' /l ' Ky N<4SW«4 assertion that the world, or the human rece,_is doomed unless something or other is done, we suspect that he has no sensible argument." Greenville (Tenn.) News-Bulletin. 26 95 Dorothy G. Kane__ _ NW'/t 35 95 • Bailey A. Gower..-----~ NE'7 4 ~Yx. Ry, 35 95 - f , Said petition will come on for hearing before the Board of Suol ervisors at their office in the Court House in Algona, Iowa, at 2'30 o clock P M. on the 27 day of May, 1948, at which time all persons interested therein may appear and bq heard in the matter peis ° ns Dated at Algona, Iowa this 5th day of Mav, 1948 L^ IMMERFALL, "County Auditor OF PROPOSED to, the voluntary wprk-^ of their- tlrne, to -• L. E. ! tlnVi0n; General; ChaiVrnon / Campaign- Ghdirma'n , Rn |j OQ 08 29 U19-20 NOT.OE or road the following described secondary Commencing at the Southwest corner of Section 16*95-28 Irvine, ton Township thence running East for a. distance of two milesto the Southeast corner of Section 15-95.-2?, w Said r9ad to be surfaced with gravel. Said district to include the following real estate? wAne £ • Description Sec, Tw M-U- ^%-T-— —W*SK% 15 oi Milton P. JHirhngame . S'/aSE'^ 15 95 Bernjcg Schraaer SMfsW'/i ex sch 15 Charles J. rviUJU and . '. Miljiceni Mu.rname N'/fcSE^ Aloysius N. Erpelding ; —S&SEli Frank Gapesius „_„_„_„ SWV4 George W. Godfrey ? -_;.iW%NW yp. Rng. 95 28 95 28 28 28 16 16 16 21 21 21 21 95 95 95 95 95 95 95 95 95 28 28 28 28 28 88 28 28 R. H. & Sadie Skilling!!.".!!!! John A. Johnson _.i_,®%NE% Nellie A. Burljngame W 120 A NW'A 22 Hattie BurlingameE 40 A NVI^k 1 WVfeNE'/i 22 »-> -,* TUT ' • T ^^"««TV" T ™ •*•*•»* *» *» Ft *% t " **+14-*/* 4*>6 oQ iiO <T-¥ g "v!- Bwrlmgjtme -,,,,EV4NE14 22 t 95 28 il^^&JS&^fu?^ &*teg$9 ^fore the Board of SUB- m the Court House ?n Algona, Iowa, at 2:L« jay of May, |f48, at which time all persons l£ appear and b<Wd j n the matter. v in , Iowa this 5th day of May, 1948. for care-free rides over country aides ...make a date wj«i» your Conoco PLATiMn ...... . ' ^ww , make a date with your Conoco Mileage Merchant tiotf., , , tp QIl-PtATB yowr autoraobUjR engine wJ& Cpnoco WA Motor Oil (Patented)! .A special, adcJett pgrediem in Conoco N/4 automatically f ast , ens 9n..txti« film of lubricant so eJosely to nma| tb« yaur «* Sine's working piralta iCfiislly pUrPlATBP! Tbw to«-oi£ ; PtATJNG stays on cy{iijd 8f walls,, , , j ust W on't <tll drain' down, even overniglu! 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