The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 8, 1945 · Page 4
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, March 8, 1945
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' \ l,'r ' ' »• j , ^ ,i> K>1 '•jff ^ ] The Algona tipper fie* Moiiies, Algona, fowa, MMch 8, 9 North bodge Street JT. W. HAGGARD & R. B. WALLER, Publishers Entered as Second Class Matter at the Postofflee at Algona, Iowa, under act of Congress of March 3, 1870. Issued Weekly. NATIONAL 6DITORIAL- ' 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 Robert Ditsworth Paul Arne Pedersen Richard H. Sheldon 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 No subscriptions less than 6 months. ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per inch 42c EDITORIAL COMMENT By .1. W. 30,000 Coal Miners Drafted Last Year After all Ihe noise Ural has been made about striking coal minors and other striking union laborers, and how they should be drafted into the army and sent to the t'ox holes with a base wage of fifty dollars per month instead of $250 per month and higher, it now develops that over 30,000 coal miners were drafted into the army the past year and that many more are to be drafted to army service this year. The coal miners under that super racketeer, John L. Lewis arc again demanding a new contract and higher pay or else. Coal Administrator Harold Ickes says that although Ihere has been a coal shortage during the past year that it will be worse this year and that instead of drafting men from the mines for army service, it may be necessary to draft soldiers from the army to work in the mines. This is being done in England and we take it that the soldiers only draw army pay while working as miners. Ickes says that he will take over the coal mines al the drop of a hat if negotiations between John L. Lewis and the coal operators fail this month. Ickes hinted that if the mine owners and John L. Lewis did gel together it was sure lo raise Ihe cost of living and might break Ihe Litlle Steel formula, causing higher prices for everything. He urged that the government should al once make up ils mind how much increased cosl il would permit, if any, and lei Ihe coal industry know right away. Every time the price of coal goes up, we lake it, that John L. Lewis and Ihe mine operators get Ihe benefit of Ihe higher prices and very liltle goes to the miners. Congressman Dolliver Above Partisanship That Congressman "Jim" Dolliver is going to measure up to what is expected of him was shown last week when he joined with sixteen other newly elected republican 'congressmen in assuring President Roosevelt of their non-partisan consideration of any plan to preserve permanent peace. The letter was addressed to the president upon his return from the three-power conference .at Yalta. This letter of the new republican con- .=u-.ossmcn indicates that the whole country without regard to party will back any move for a lasting peace that seems feasible, and is refreshing in showing that partisan politics is on the way out with sensible people. Congressman Dolliver said thnt he was thoroughly convinced that the American people desire n non-partisan ap- pj-'ouch *' 0 tho p ro bicms 01' Maintaining world peace free from political bitterness. The letter to the president follows: "As newly elected Republican members of Congress wo desire to express our conviction that the American people seek more than anything else assurance of freedom from future wars. "We believe that the people will support a sound program of International cooperation which gives reasonable promise of preventing war and of promoting understanding and good will among nations. U seems to us that the policy outlined by our party at Mackinac- offers the basis for such a program. "We arc sure that the American people will much more readily approve the proposals for a lasting peace if reports of progress are made from time to time. We therefore urge you to inform the people as fully as possible of the plans that are being discussed. "You may be assured that we will consider any plan for permanent world peace which may evolve from these conferences strictly on its merits and without partisanship." In this' connection it is noted that our newly elected Senator from Iowa, Bourke Hickenlooper, showed a measure of partisan politics, perhaps, when he voted against the affirmation of Henry Wallace as Secretary of Commerce. Our other Iowa senator, Gio. WHsoiri, east his vote for his brother lowan. Both Hickenlbbper and Wilson are republicans, and it would seem that it would not have been amiss for them to have joined in indorsing Mr, Wallace, whom most Iowa folks know to be a fine. and honest statesman, though he has different financial views from many. Henry Wallace, while secretary of' agriculture, did much to improve the condition of the farmers and it seems that his native state should be the last to discredit him on account of his party. We Still Insist It Was a Hard Winter It takes a weather man like Harry Nolle to prove anything they want in the weather line. Now Harry shows up and tries to convince us that we have had a mild winter. He says the lowest temperature was only ten below. However we distinctly remember that one morning our thermometer showed 16 below. But here is what Harry sez: The facts show that our fall and winter have not been at nil bad. The lowest temperature recorded this winter was 10 below and in 50 years of record only one year was better: 1931 with only 5 below. Weathermen'figure, the fall months as September, October and November, and the winter <months as December, January and February. Every month of the six has been above normal except December, which was 1.7 below normal. The fall months averaged 3.1 above normal and the winter months 2.6 above normal, making the average for Ihe whole season 2.8 above normal. February recorded the highest figure: 5.5 degrees warmer than we have any reason to expect. The snowfall has so far been near normal. November had 3.3 inches; December, 7.5; January, 6.8, and February, 11.6, making a total of 29.2 inches. This leaves 13.5 inches yet to go to reach the normal snowfall of 42.7 inches. Just to make snow shovclers, including Chris, feel better—the lolal weight of Ihe snow, combined with the assorted mist, rain and sleet that has fallen this winter, is 1,068,980 Ibs. per acre. A city block contains approximately two acres. Our Legislators For the first time in our remembrance Al- £ona has two men in the stale legislature. Sen- aim- Duane Dowel and Edward Capcsius, in the house. Although both men are new members of the state law making body, they seem to be making their way around and arc apparently giving their constituents good service. Senator Dowel has introduced Iwo bills in Ihe senate pertaining to the printing laws of Ihe state which would remedy some of the publishing fees and practices w'^ich have remained the same since Iowa became a state almost a hundred years ago. The printing laws it would seem need as much attention as the school laws which are also hoary with age and badly need revision. As a practical newspaper man Senator Dcwel is a very capable person in regard to needed newspaper changes and it is hoped lhal his two bills will be made into laws. The newspapers have had few members of the slate legislature all down Ihe long years, which perhaps accounts more or less for neglect in revising the antiquated newspaper laws. Both of the Algona legislators spent last week al home in Algona, and both agree that there is a lot of hard work for them lo do in Ihe legislature if they are to be well informed on the many measures to be passed on. This county and senatorial district may feel assured that "Ed" and "Duane" are not taking their duties lightly and will represent us to the best of their ability. Opinions of Other Editors Hard on the Night Hawks Ackley World: Lights out in all "night spots" at the midnight hour of 12. The order comes from Washington, D. C. There aren't many "night spots" in Iowa's country towns. The order will effect those places of "entertainment" where Pquor flows and moral depravity is encouraged. The country is at war, and disciplinary measures are necessary, either by official government edict or common sense on Ihe part of people generally. rft rfi £fi Newspaper Advertising the Best Humboldt Republican: It may be bad taste to blow your own horn, but here goes: Sloan's Liniment, owned and prompted by Dr. Earl S. Sloan, has been "on Ihe air" for twelve years with radio. Now ho has left the air and is placing his advertising in the newspapers. Why? Well, after the novelty wore off of radio he got better results from the newspapers. That also goes for other forms oC advertising. There are bills, placards, posters, bill boards and more and more, but none can compare with the newspapers when it comes to all-time results. More, the newspaper is the only advertising medium that Rives you more than publicity for your money. The same issue that carrier your advertising also cta-ries pages and pages of news stories, matters concerning your homes, your schools, the churches and all the rest of your home town that is worth while. Those who patronize the newspaper advertisers are helping the town. *f* •*• v Who Receives State Aid? Northwood Anchor: It is possible, unless a new situation is created before this gets into print, that a new Iowa law may make it possible for Ihe public lo learn who receives state u i(j—old age assistance, pensions, annuities or whatever the subsidy may be. Heretofore such knowledge has been kept from the people. The idea has merit. Those who pay the bills surely have a right to know where the money is spent. As to shaming the recipients—nothing to it. Legitimate public aid is no disgrace. The disgrace is in acquiring it without sufficient cause —if any are guilty of that. Secrecy in public affairs practically always leads to crookedness or at least irregularity on the part of officials. The Old Time Barber Shop Griiinell Herald-Register We noticed an editorial in the Des Moines Register regarding a cafeteria barber shop, where you can either get shaved or shave yourself, as you prefer. It is the logical outcome of the shortage of man power which has hit the barber trade, along with others. The Des Moines paper comments on it as foreshadowing the passing of the old-time barber shop. The Des Moines paper is too late. The old- time barber shop passed away long ago. The barber shop of our early days was a man's stronghold In fact, it was a sort of a men's club, where you had your own shaving mug with your name on it set on a shelf reserved entirely to you. That happened to us only once in the early stages of our career but we can assure all and sundry that when you had your own mug you were an aristocrat. In these barber shops the men of the community assembled on Saturday nights for their Sunday shaves. Anybody who got anything but a shave on Saturday evening and insisted on a haircut or a massage beside was violating the unwritten law. Some barber shops used to give out numbers to insure the proper rotation of customers. We remember a barber shop which we used to patronize in Fort Dodge where one of the barbers was a would be wrestler. All you had to do for a deluxe shave was to get him talking about wrestling and you would get hot towels galore and all the trimmings that,mortal man could desire. Here the men used to gather and talk politics or baseball or any other strictly masculine topics. No women need apply and never did apply- Now, with the advent of the boyish bob and other fancy hairdoes for the fairer sex the atmosphere of the barber shop has changed entirely. It is no longer the man's castle. It has become a merely workaday place where men no longer congregate in peace and security. We do not mention this in a complaining spirit. It is just a fact. It is one of the phenomena of a changing world and as long as our friends, the barbers, profit by it, who are we to complain? But when someone comes along and says that this upstart cafeteria barber shop marks the end of the old-time tonsorial parlor we must rise to object. That happened long ago. RAVINGS A I "tl« of Thli " A Ll«U t>f That Nol Much of Anything 1 was the guest of Ernest An* liker at the Lions Club dinner Tuesday noon and he paid for my feed 'n everything and 1 had expected to see 'em eat raw mea like lions do but every Liort there ate just like I did . only they didn't make as much noise with clanking false teeth like I do and I found that the Lions can really go to town when they sing anc they sang a number, a sort 0) sentimental 'O'h My Darling 1 number and every time they'c get to the "Oh" everybody would pull out the fortissimo handle and the the "oh" would roll out like two steam calliopes and I wish the Rotary could have heard them because on account o£ the Rotarians can fortissimo on "Roll Out the Barrel" but it's only a whisper, so to speak. And I found that Ernest An liker, my host, sings a bass as good as I do, and that's going some, and once in a while he'd soar into the tenor altitudes, and H. T. Bunkofski marveled at Ernest's marvelous voice range and right reside me was Dr. Andrews and ie has volume galore and would be a great 'help in rolling out the barrel with the Rotarians. And nt another table, sitting side by side, were the two Bobs, McCullough and Richardson, and when the Lions roared "Far Away" in song the two Bobs put especial stress on the "Far" and I could have heard 'em at least a mile and they were pretty well in tune and harmony. And the Lions have some swell material for a male quartet because on account of there's Dick Sorensen, D. L. Cooper, Glenn Crllly and F. W. Roscoc, and with Lloyd Pratt at the piano they'd go places and might even be asked to perform before kings. —o— And so Herb Iledlund, he's the chief Lion, asked Ernest to introduce me and I didn't think it was necessary because on account of everybody there knew my mug and recognized the ex- sanse of baldness which adorns he lop of my dome and there was only one "booh" and I suspicion Marc Moore with doing that, and : didn't make any speech and Rev. C. C. Richardson said he was glad I didn't bring my fiddle and Rev. L. H. Loesch was more ;enerous and said he could stand my fiddling so long as he had a cup of coffee to gulp to keep his mind off my scraping and Rev. Eugene Nelson hasn't declared limself as to my fiddle but T hope le's even more generous than the other two ministers, but I didn't bring my fiddle because on account of the Lions didn't offer to pay me for fiddling. I had a good 'eed, met a lot of good Lions, ind while I can't roar like a lion any more because on account of my age, I like to associate with ,ions, so to speak, •—o— I had a gulping session the other day with Carl Wiufl, another Dane, and he's from Alantic, Iowa, and was visiting jere with the Allan Buchanans because on account of Mrs. Buchanan is his daughter and we've got Allan almost singing Dane now, and Carl knew John Kirk, now of Algona but formerly of Kimballton and which town is Dane from top to bottom, and I didn't know John was a Dane but he also knows Forgangen Nat Vor Sultne Kat and we harmonized, so to speak. And being both Danes Carl and John are now members of the Gulpers. And a little while later we met up with Alex Nielson, also a Dane, and between the four of us we sure worked up a real quartet and it was too bad John Byson couldn't come from California to hear this wonderful harmonizing. —o— I never realized how popular this paper is with the many peo- ple in Algona and Kossuth who can read until this week when we were a day late getting out the sheet and from noon .Thursday until noon Friday we had so many calls wanting to know if the paper had been stopped that Fred Timm and his telephone company almost Went nuts hooking up our two phones so pe'ople could talk to us and the girls- In the office here wore out the crook in their right elbow and had big lumps on their right ear from answering the calls and I found out that, the most that was missed was my column because on account of everybody reads it Thursday evening and that wears 'em out and they sleep good all night, so there were hundreds in Algona who didn't hardly sleep a wink Thursday night, but of course / they done plenty storing Friday night. Beats the band how popular a column of bunk written by a dub can get, doesn't? Now if Bill and Russ could only realize this maybe they'd give me more money, and wouldn't that be something? —o— I'm getting the Wclsbrods up at Fenton pretty well lined up : in the Coffee Gulping Club and ihere are a lot of Weisbrods and Mr. and Mrs. Will Weisbrod and Mr. and Mrs. Don Weisbrod have membership cards and while Bill doesn't take on too much coffee, what he does take on he gulps Reader Comment Algona, Feb. 26, 1945. To the editor: Henry Kaiser, the shipbuilder, says that 60,000 jobs after the war are possible. Dur- ng last year's election campaign both parlies promised to provide 55,000,000 or 60,000,000 jobs. Neither Mr. Kaiser Or the republicans or democrats have made it clear exactly how they propose ,o guarantee employment on such a scale. What is even more important s the fact that there has been no discussion of how the goods produced by 60,000,000 gainfully employed persons are to be distributed. These men will be working with new machine tools and under new mass production methods. They will be working under new technological systems developed during the war. They will, in a word turn out stupendous volumes of goods. What is to become of this huge production? How can we be sure .hat we will be able to consume all of this outpul? Unless there s purchasing power in the pockets of all citizens, huge stocks of ;oods will remain on shelves and .n warehouses, and we shall be on the road to another tragic depression. Fortunately there is- a way to avoid this. There is a way to guarantee both employment and widespread purchasing power. That way is through the new Townsend plan bill which will soon be introduced in congress. t calls for national insurance to all citizens 60 years of age and over who retire from gainful employment and agree to spend :heir monthly annuities within 30 days Of receipt. It would be financed by a 3 per cent tax on all ;ross business and personal iri- ome in excess of $1200 annually. The national insurance would [uarantee buying power to those itizens, notably to labor. The Dlan would open jobs for youth jy offering oldsters a decent re- irement income. The enforced pending feature would assure a onstant market for goods. And he lax is so designed that it vould fall equally and fairly ac- •ording to ability to pay.—Sin- erely, Mrs. Cora Holdren, secre- ary, Algona Townsend Club No. "WHY Don't You Bank Where I Do - - at the Iowa State Bank 11 The number of new accounts opened here upon the recommendation of customers is always a source of pleasure to us. It's that "more than money" kind of compensation which spurs anyone on to give the kind of service which will continue to deserve the approval of those you serve. To our many friends and customers who keep on sending us new customers, we are deeply- grateful. IOWA STATE BANK ALGONA Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Ralph Miller, President Harold GUmore, Cashier gojr McMahon, Ass't Cashier a fo thajalsi ftfttf %. wm;teifs m, AM v\m me a day wheft Bffl etmIS dtfllft wltft the best of.'effi and he mil daft but he says he's turning th6,dUh»» ing 6ve¥ td Dott, I'm allergic to what the other guy wears t guess and so one morning last week when 1 came Up town to\go to work at 6:30 I was eating my cakes and Fuzzy trusted me and in comes a baker, Chris Christensen, and he had his baker uniform on and his white cap anl didn't wear a shift or coat and was dressed for hot summer weather arid when 1 saw him I shivered and shook and froze, and then in comes another baker man, Omar McMahon, and he had a coat on but didn't wear a hat and I shook some more and almost froze and in comes Earl Wood, another baker man, and he has on his overcoat and gloves and a cap with ear lap's, and I felt comfortable, and that's what a guy gets for being allergic to the other guy's way of dressing in cold or hot or dry or wet Weather, I suffer with 'em, so to speak. And I've seen Chris cross the street in the early hours of the firiit ytoM Ihiftle fct'tatt b rtftftUwi te m weather; shirtless' andf In suffimer Wear, ftnd Which 1 gue& he doesn't, while i shivejc end shake and sneeze and cough and suffer, in the early toorhiftg cold. Darn this being allefglb 1 business because on account of it gets .im6 down. I'm in favor of a law which provides th£t men working in a bakery shall wear a fur coat and cap and overshoes when It's And M McM4ft«ft KM** M ij& other'flay td subscribe ; tot •• the UDM and he MUUttM »>*|*»lM}S bunk 1ft this eauthh-'aftd hf could do'it because on'account *pf n* had a good' slomfich, arid he was glad tb meet me because he 1 want* ed to see what soft of a ge'ek 1 looked like and He admitted I wasn't so hot looking LOANS V Automobiles, Furniture, Tractors, Farm Machinery, Livestock and Personal Property. SPECIAL PLAN FOR FARMERS Lo'ttit" Service E. M. Plttman, Mjrr. North Moore, Alfforta, Iowa. Phone 782 7-13 .*£ ui/H+" r pDS •^^._^^^^iMMB FROM r for £.. 30c years Guardian of the Family Budget BLUE RIBBON BLACK MISSION FIGS 12 Carton .. 160 LARGE SWEET CALIFORNIA PRUNES 2 Lb. Bag ... 310 NEW Cabbage POUND 4c HIGH COLOR U. S, NO, I GANO APPLES Per Pound, lOc prig. Bushel Basket ..... .$3L69 WAXED Rutabagas POUND 5c ICEBERG Lettuce 2 Lgc. Heads < I9c TEXAS Seedless Grapefruit POUND 6c PORTO RICAN Sweet Potatoes POUND i lOc IDAHO Russet Potatoes 1O LBS. 49c Fresh Country Eggs ...Doz. 320; Algona, Butter 43C Fresh Tomatoes IQcj ROBB-ROSS PANCAKE & WAFFLE MIX Family Ofl Bag *H ROBB-ROSS BUCKWHEAT MIX Family O I Bag «M Weddins Breakfast WAFFLE SYRUP B'ft 600 8TTPEEB—8 STYIiES— MACARONIS, „»* SUl'EBB LONG AND CUT SPAGHETTI I'cilo'. D a SUl'IlUB SOUP RINGS'c"r llo. Bag 100 100 100 HOLSUM SALAD A M _i DRESSING?! 340 200 160 120 Jar SUPERB GRAPE JELLY " oz SUl'EIlD TINY WHOLE BEETS BLUE TAG Diced Carrots *° •" Tin Ma Drown Whole TVbeat BREAD, 24-oz. Loaf NANCY ANN "BETTEB" DDE AH Mammoth • DlfCHU 21<ttz. Loaf PICK O' KINGS STEAK SAUCE no.uo SUFEBB SALAD MUSTARD QJBrrt . .. SIOUX BEE HONEY, 2 ttr OKKDEU'S BABY FOOD Cereal & Oatmeal *«„. MORNING LIGHT Toilet Tissue, 3 R0 n. 150 1101 100 1301 520 250 110 -V Sniff—sniff—the fragrance it heavenly! And so easy to make...' just add water! Finest gingerbread you ever Me—and cotli Jen than your own recipe! * DROMEDARY % GINGERBREAD MIX * W V GINGERBREAD MIX SOUSE I'B. LUNCH MEAT...29C BULK LB. MINCEMEAT 22c POLISH SAUSAGE I.B. .33c SUMMER SAUSAGE ID. ,37c SPICED I'B. LUNCH MEAT ...37c Smoked Hocks -i 2 lib. Box Cheese Skinless Wieners . Boiling Beef 65c SLICED BEEF LIVER IB. 29c OX JOINTS FOB« LB, BRAINS...I9C BEEF LB. BRAINS,,. Me SWIFT'S PREMIUM BEEF TONGUE a let Arkansot Soak In water with t tablespoon! of vinegar (or ii minute*. Then place in boiler, aid chopped onion, butter, aalt, pepper and } tablespoon* of vinegar. Cover and boll over alow fire until tender, approzlr mutely three hour*. Remove from boiler and akin. Slice and serve with natural Juice. It there U any left over for^another meal, you can Bilge and broil (t or you can grind It and mil with hard- boiled ecrar*. pickles and onion* and aerve it ag a naiad. JFBE8H BEEP AA-; TONGUES, Lb, 330 BROOKFIELD LINK SAUSAGE Lb, Box, 43c STAR LINK SAUSAGE Lb,, 43c MM ' 320 OUNCIL YOUR FRIEND TORES 'AT MEALTIME

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