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•I • ! I f j , t ' . ' 1 ' ^ 1 The AlgOfta Uppef DCS MotaefrAlgdtt*, lowfl, North fiodge Street Jf. W. HAGGARD & R. B. WALLER, Publishers ttfltered as Second Class Matter at the Postofflee *t Algona, Iowa, under act of Congress of March _ 3, L879. Issued Weekly. _ NATIONAL EDITORIAL' ASSOCIATION Second Place, General Excellence, Iowa Press, 1940 First Place Award Winner, 1933, Iowa's Most Outstanding Weekly, Judged by State University of Iowa THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES SERVICE FLAG * * * * Russell B. Waller Paul Arne Pedersen Robert Ditsworth Richard H. Sheldon 3. Not much future In It. Better jobs else* where. 4. Too precarious a way of earning a living. The replies Indicate that most of them regarded politics as a more or less 6f a "side line" and should only be entered after a man was established in a paying business. The few folks in this country who said that they would be glad to have their Son in politics gave as their reasons that "There is need for good and honest men in politics today." Others said that "Politics pre-> sents an opportunity to serve, to help mould future national policies." Some of the other comments in answer to the question were: "Politics is not all corrupt; it needs people with intelligence and tact. . . . Honest men should supplant the crooks. . . . Politics is as clean as the people in it. ... Unless good men enter politics, democracy will die." Women were more opposed to their sons entering politics than the men. In our own little city of Algona it has manp times been demonstrated that in the end the politician finds office holding unprofitable and wasted years when they might have been establishing a, business of their own that would last them throughout their lives. When defeat finally comes to the most successful politicians, they usually have nothing but bitter memories left. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO. One Year, in advance $2.50 Upper Des Moines and Kossuth County Advance in combination, per year $4.00 Single Copies 7c SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year in advance $3.00 Upper Des Moines and Kossuth County Advance in combination, per year $5.00 Ho subscriptions less than 6 months. ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per inch 42c EDITORIAL COMMENT By J. W. Haggard Dolliver Starts Right Our new congressman, James I. Dolliver, showed his metal last week in casting his first vote in congress, when he voted to continue the Dies Committee of investigators in anti-American activities. A coalition of republicans and conservative democrats defeated the administration forces when it voted 207 to 186 to continue the committee. It seems that Dolliver received some CIO unsolicited support last fall when he was elected to congress and had to choose between their future support and voting to continue the committee, which has been condemned by President Roosevelt because it had at times investigated some of the President's friends who were known to have a pink tinge. Of course the communists and their friends have at no time ad- inired the committee and have been seeking for years to put it out of commission. "Jim" Dolliver started his career in congress out right by voting right and we predict that he will usually be votng right in most matters, as did his uncle, 'the late Jonathan P. Dolliver whose long and •creditable career in both house and senate made the name "Dolliver" a name to conjure with. 'Go to it, Jim, we are betting on you to carry the name forward. School Interests Ask For Twelve Million The fact that the state of Iowa has a surplus ol sizeable proportions in its treasury has been a temptation to the teachers of .the state to ask for a twelve million appropriation to make the public schools of the state up-to-date, something that perhaps is sadly needed. It is said, and perhaps truthfully, that the schools have shown but little change since being organized almost a hundred years ago, that the teachers' salaries are lar below that of surrounding states and the duality of teachers has been consequently lowered. It seems plain to most ordinary citizens that something should be done to improve the school situation in Iowa, and the present legislature is being pressed to inaugurate new school laws re- cjuiring a huge appropriation of the public funds. The school folks stand against the present one- half payment of the state income tax, claiming that the full tax should be 'collected to provide sufficient funds for the asked school improvements. We have asked County Superintendent Lauritzen to present briefly the school men's side of the question in our columns, and will be glad to hear from others briefly in regard to the proposed school laws. However, anything in this line should be brief. City School Superintendent Laing is .also well posted in the matter and invites those interested to consult with him on the proposed new school laws. Opinions of Other Editors Politicians Held Lightly Of late years it has been noticeable that few people consider it a compliment to be called a Siiycia 1 ^ 1 and in many cases they are right. e Gallup Poll took the matter up in a survey 9ast week, their questionnaire asking: "If you had a son would you like to see !hlm go into politics as a life's work when lie gets out of school?" There were 21% of the people answering said "Yes", and 68% said "No." Eleven per cent had no opinion. In England, where a somewhat similar question was asked, less than a majority, 48 per cent, answered "No", denoting that English folks regarded politicians more favorably than folks in the United States. Twenty five per cent in England said that they would like to see a son or daughter take up politics as a life work. In this country there is no great respect for -what we sneeringly designate as "prbfessional politicians." Seven out of ten in the United States who said that they would dislike to see their son enter politics gave one of the following reasons: 1. Politics are too crooked, unethical, corrupt. 2. Temptations are too great for even a good man. A Shameful Act Audubon Seley, Gray, Iowa, in Open Forum, Des Moines Register: The attitude of our government toward Montgomery Ward is one of the most shameful acts of injustice that I have ever observed. Montgomery Ward has hundreds of employees who always received good treatment and drawn excellent wages. When wages or rights of labor are involved, President Roosevelt never considers what is just the matter, but he will give labor anything it demands, such as higher wages, shorter hours, increased pay for overtime or in fact anything it may see fit to call for, no matter how unjust it may be. When labor strikes, no matter whether it be in the Montgomery Ward organization or elsewhere, our president always settles the controversy by granting part—if not all—of the strikers' demands. And the striker knows this, and he knows that all they have got to do is to call a strike and their every demand will be met with. If any of our soldier boys should strike, they would be put on trial without any hesitation. All I call for is a square deal, and our soldiers deserve full production at this critical mo" ment. Everybody should do their full part in> producing all army equipment possible. This is no time for strikes and our president should take a firm stand against them. * * * Gen. Fatten Stands Hfffh Webster City Freeman: Gen. George S. Patton and his army are doing a great work on the western front in Europe. Patton is a great soldier and a competent commander and is fighting for his country .because of 'his patriotism. He is past the age where he could be drafted, is very wealthy and is fighting only because he likes to. With all his faults, and he 'has faults, the American people admire and respect him because of his devotion to the interests of his country, not hesitating for a minute to give all he ha* to help win this war. Frank's Head is Working Alright Some friend wrote to Editor Frank Jaqua ot the Humboldt Republican the other day and suggested that Frank was such a rabid republican that he could not give Roosevelt and the New Deal any credit. The friend said that Frank's head was not working and that he had become so biased he was not fair to the administration. Editor Jaqua answered the argument at length in his editorial columns and made a pretty good case lor himself in this writer's opinion. He was accused of thinking the New Deal was gradually allowing conditions that eventu- .ally will mean communism or socialism. Also Frank has suggested that the financial conditions and the immense debt may lead to bankruptcy i£ not taken in hand at once. We think that his liead is working all right in this matter also. Here is what Frank says in part: There are two very important factors in the Roosevelt or New Deal program to which he strenuously objects. One is the fact that it can not function without a constantly increasing national debt, and the other is that its life depends on the accumulation of the powers vested by our constitution or form of government, in congress, and the United States Supreme Court, into the hands of the president. We will treat the debt increase first. We do not refer to the increase in the national debt caused by the war. That is unavoidable. However, to our mind steps could have been taken to produce our war munitions at a much lower cost thus avoiding a portion of the war debt. The debt we have in mind and to which we object was accumulated previous to the war or in peace-time. The point is that without the generous distribution of money to the people—money borrowing on the credit of the people—Franklin D. Roosevelt could not have been elected to a third term. Everyone knows that debt carried to a point where it destroys credit is fatal to any individual or government. There has never been any hokus-pokus devised or discovered -that permitted any man or concern to continue after credit was exhausted. The moment the people lose faith in the ability of the government to meet its outstanding obligations, that .moment the government credit is lost .-and anancial chaos follows. That is why government debt is fatal —if carried to an extreme. That is why all pareful statesmen keep such a close watch on debt. Politically speaking it is •"dynamite." Also we have to keep in mind that the best way to keep the people contented is to give them plenty of money. How the money is acquired or whether it will have to be repaid is something that the average voter does not consider. When a man has a pocketful of money he is immune to argument or warning. As Al Smith said: "Nobody shoots Santa Claus." It is true that the people have plenty of money. Our banks are bulging with it. But it is not the first time they have had plenty of funds. A man's memory is short or he failed to read history if he does not know that prosperity goes with every war. It is the old matter of supply and demand. War takes a heavy per cent of the producing population into the non-producing ranks, and makes them heavy consumers. This stimulates demand and reduces production. Thus high prices and increased demand. Couple this with the heavy gifts of borrowed money to the farmers in peace time- and you have a producers' dream of prosperity. And still farm prices have not yet reached the level they attained during the prosperity period of the first World War. No more farms are being bought and paid for today than in the prosperity period then. It is true that with the horrible deflation following the first World War—started when President Wilson's administration ordered the Federal banks to call loans—that we lost more than we gained, and also we hope the lesson of the past will help us avoid the same conditions in the future. The point we want to make is that the prosperous conditions of the past few years are more of a warning than a permanent benefit. Had they been produced in peace time and with a balanced national budget there could have been no complaint. Produced by borrowed money in the beginning and prolonged by war conditions, they are anything but a matter of congratulation. They are more than nice while we have them, but the future is dark to those who can see the clouds. The matter of concentration of the power our constitution delegated to congress, the Supreme Court and the president, into the- liands of one m,an, is fraught with dgngep. The only man capable of holding such power died on Calvary, A I fttU of Thli - A LlHl« of ThU « Not Mtfeh of Anything Just to show how famous I'm getting to be 1 mel Art Kiel from out Sexton way the othe day and he gave my physiognom the "once,.over and first I though maybe he thought I'd swiped sow of his chickens and then a gleam appeared in his optics and h said "Oh, you're Chris" Reese, aft your picture is printed in th paper every week, but, Gee, yoU'V sure grow ancient since last weei or that's a picture of your son. r And what could 1 say, what couli I do? He had my number atti he said "After seeing you fac6 to face I can understand how come you write the bunk you do. Again, what could 1 say? Just hat to take it because on account o after all he's right, ain't he? Sim Leigh was in the office thi other day and he had with him a pipe and there was tobacco in 1 and it was smoking and the pipe was strong and Sim dropped the )ipe on the sidewalk and it made i ibig dent and being as how Sim believes in strength he has been ippointed pipe plenipotentiary for Sherman township, - Sirti has plenty pipes but he only carries one around with him at a time Eddie DeZellar Is a pipe smoker and he keeps loading the pipe up until it develops a tobacco rim nside the bowl so he don't have > put so much in it and when asked him did he ever clean out he bowl and he said he used to put the pipe in the washing ma- hine and give it a good rubbing lut he can't do that a'ny more be- ause on account of his Mrs. said t was ruining the machine and he refused to wash on a board, o now he soaks the pipe in the iver and that's what makes the tream plenty strong. —o— Four prominent citizens of Kosuth joined the roll of Gulpers ne day last week after I'd seen em gulp in one of the local cafes. Ul experts. No dunking, no slirp- ng, gentlemanly gulping through- ut. 'Twas Alfred Peterson, Henry Lichter, J. A. Johnson and Sim ,eigh and they lifted their cups n unison, every little finger held t just the' right angle, eyes right front of them, every elbow at he cutest angle and am I proud f that quartet. You tell 'em. Peterson is a Swede and ohnson is a Dane and Lichter is cottish (so Sim said) and Sim is ot a Scandinavian. If those entlemen can sing as sweetly and melodiously as they gulp, boy, I'hat a future they'd have. —o— Saw Bill Coddington roll a clg- aret the other day, that is, he folded some tobacco into a paper, and while the cigaret had a hump in it he said it smoked O. K. and the looks didn't have anything to do with the flavor,-but,I know a lot of other guys who don't roll 'em much different when they roll 'em 'by hand, and Bill said he has three pipes at home but they're all too strong to lug around. For Sale or Trade—One good half merschaum and half cob pipe. Has seen plenty service but still good for a million puffs. Reason for selling, is it's getting too stout for me to handle and I want a gentle, reasonable pipe which I can lug around in one hand. Oliver Sandage, Algona, Iowa. And one day last week Harry Bode came to town and it wasn't daylight yet and he was arguing with Dana Paxson about the lat- ter's pipe being out of pla<?e in nice office and he suggested Don invest in a new pipe and \Vhirt didn't «et any place with Dan/ because on account of ha's stil smoking the ancient one, fend late Harry was holding down the fenci. by the bank and 1 asked him did he want to take the fence out ti the farm with him and he said hi could use it only he didn't havi any way of getting it Out ther and he was merely waiting for a chance to thumb'his way for a ride .home. And I met George H, Olson another Dane, the other day an< he said he didn't mind pipes bu when they got so strong as some of 'em do he'd be glad to'get ou the wood sawing equipment ant saw 'em 'helter skelter like he did a skunk one time When he was sawing wood, and there's an idea. Now those of the pipe smokers who have pipes that get too strong, let George saw the dickens out of 'em. It's a rinch that when he finished with the skunk that time when he sawec its head off there was no more strength left in that kitty, so to speak. Tomorrow, Friday, February 2, is groundhog day and if he comes out of his hole and sees his shadow it's going to be too bad for all of us another seven weeks, more cold, more coal, more rain, more lousy weather. I don't know who's responsible for the law which gives us bad weather if ;he groundhog sees his shadow but Dr. Fox has an idea' that's a good one. Carry'a gun with you and on groundhog day shoot the iritter when he comes out of his lole and before he has.a chance o see his shadow. —o— Clifton Benschoter and L. S. Toung were in the office the other day and they wanted to buy my traw -hats and of which I have hree, but none l of 'em have ear aps and that's how come I don't vear 'em now, but Clifton offered me a dime for the sailor straw hat nd which I wanted 15 cents for. 've about decided to have the ats furnished with ear laps and have 'em fur-lined and then I can ivear "em the year round, so to peak. And then I should have at least two bits per hat if I. de- ide to sell 'em. ' Got a letter from G. D. Brun- lage this morning and he says hat he has the best pipe in Al - gona and that he and Cleve Baron are the most artistic pipe mokers in Kossuth. And that in't bragging. I don't know how /aluable the .pipes thbse guys moke are, but I do know there's trength in 'em, the pipes I mean, ecause on account of they don'1 ire smoke" at the.same time for of busting out the plate glass vihdows in the liquor-store, and ne customer from West Bend aid the other day that he bought fifth one whiskey week and he knew darned well that.Mr. Brundage's pipe was strong enough to lug the fifth clear to West Bend Yep, that's-strength aplenty, even in a pipe. The West Bend customer promised to beat the dickens out of me if I printed his _ name because on account of his wife didn't know he had a book but he was going to take up pipe smoking so he could hide the smell of bottled goods on his breath, so to speak, and what his wife didn't know wouldn't hurt her. My, my, and he isn't a Dane either. ' , ecflgibttfh s$ent ifbffi last Moftdajrts Wed nesday at-the Edwin-Hewfr fcdme. Met paM.ts, Mf. and Mfi Geo, Petut .tboi; hef over Monday. Cpl, PeiShmf MSflbw 'to home Tuesday after SSfVliig hear"* ly three years ifi India With the U. s. army. He Is Visiting- his wife-fend daughter, the* Tattef whom he has not seen since she was Six months old, attd. also his relatives. Towmend Flash By Mrs, A, At, Anderson ' *d THE FARMER The Towhsehd Plan will provide an insured income for all who choose to retire- at 60. Good markets, good cash income under this plan will enable all to enjoy more of the finer things of life. The farmer enjoys a natural heritage of freedom, symbolizing the spirit of the pioneer. This plan will enable them to paint their barns and homes and to increase the productivity of their soil. A plan i>f general uplift will follow- the Townsend Plan. It will give a greater opportunity for self development. It will abolish waste In use of time, man and machine Every citizen will toe able to serve our Democracy. To boost a Democracy we must , remove the fear, of want among our people. Adv. 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Lowell entered the infantry Aug. 14, 1944 and took his basic training at Camp Robinson, Ark. He spent five days here during the holidays, leaving for Fort Meade, Md., where he was last heard from Jan. 1. _ Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Blanchard visited their daughter, Patricia Lee, at Woodward Sunday. The Henry Gettman family visited at the home of Mr. and 'Mrs. M. E. Polhemus of Hurt Sunday evening. Mrs. Clifford Mueller and children visited at the Ernest Terwilliger home at Humboldt lasi Wednesday. Eugene Hanson, son of Leslie Hanson, left last week to begin employment in a war plant at Superior, Wis. Mr. and Mrs. Schuyler Bates and Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Householder visited at the J. M. Moore home at Algona last Tuesday. Mrs. Kennedy Emery and her three children of Sioux Falls, S. D., are visiting at the home of her sister, Mrs. Leslie Hanson. The Band Mothers' 500 card party that was scheduled to be this Thursday will be postponed until next week Thursday, Feb. 8. Mr. and Mrs. C. E. 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