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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, March 15, 1945
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,„, h^ym'^fmf 1 f t o \ f - * ' t ^ »* * J t , *, ,- Hppcr ©eg jttofnes 9 North Dodge Street same time. Portland has a lot of trolley buses now and they give good service. They come right up to the sidewalk to pick you up so that you J. W. HAGGARD & R. B. WALLER, Publishers d °n't have to walk in the middle of the street, Entered as Second Class Matter at the Postoffice at Algona, Iowa, under act of Congress of March 3, 1'879. Issued Weekly. getting on a street car.—Yours truly, NICK J1UHRMAN." NATIONAL 6DITQWAI in/.- v-'f A«;<;rifI/me SSOCIATION ~ Second Place, General Excellence, Iowa Press, 1940 First Plane 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 Ditsvvorth 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. Haggard A Brave General We have long thought that Gen. George S. Patton, who slapped a couple of soldiers in a hospital in Sicily a year or so ago, apparently under the impression that they were evading going to the front during a heavy engagement, would emerge from this war a national hero. Gen. Patton, who had a fine record for bravery at the time, was saved from a dishonorable discharge only because Gen. Eisenhower, knowing his fine qualities, stood for him, and his judgment has been vindicated many times since. It was Patton and his Third Army who chased the Germans clear across France and into Germany behind the Siegfried line last summer. The only thing that stopped Che pursuit by Pat- f ton was the fact that he was going so fast his supplies were unable to keep pace with him. Now, the other' day, one of his soldiers related one incident to show why his soldiers idolized him. A few weeks ago Patton and his army, ever moving forward, came to the Sure river near the Luxemburg border. The 150 foot river was full of floating ice and when the soldiers in boats began crossing under a heavy fire which mowed them down, Patton ordered the men to swim the river, and to them it could be done, he personally jumped in with heavy equipment and swam across and back safely, though under heavy fire. This enthused the men and they soon proved that they could do anything that their leader had so bravely demonstrated could be done. It is a safe bet that Patton ami his army will be among the first American soldiers to enter Berlin. RAVINGS by RttSE Net Much of Anything Jim Sheridan, We Beg to Salute You In starting out on his fifty-fourth year in the land, loan and insurance business in Bancroft, J. H. Sheridan, veteran business man, had a few words to say in an ad in the Register, which proves that he is original and frank in his advertising, and it will make our own "Jiin- mie" Neville hurry to beat him out. "Jim 1 ' Sheridan is one of the best known men in Kossuth county and perhaps the worst that could be said of him is that he is a real bourbon democrat and is proud of it. He knows every man. woman and child in northern Kossuth, where he has spent his entire business life, and where he is held in the highest esteem by all. In his ad in the Register he admits being a little on the shady side of life, but says he is just as alert for business "in our line as when we were in short pants." After noting a few of his land bargains, and low rates of interest on farm loans and naming his line of insurance companies he suggests that the whole income tax might be done away with by passing a law licensing lotteries and slot machines and other gambling machines, and letting those who play these games pay our income taxes. Of course that would mean that us good folks would be on easy street as we should be. But then there are so few of us. He says that he is safe in saying that at least 95% of the American people are inclined to gamble in some way, and admits that he is kind of inclined that way himself. He says that one of the joys of his life has been a small sociable game of poker with a little something on the side. "Jim" considers every man, woman and child that he knows a friend of his and we think that he is not far off in his thinking. It is indeed refreshing in this world of hypocrites to occasionally meet a man like "Jim" Sheridan who is not afraid to speak as he thinks. The Weatherman Sez: One of the first signs of spring that most people notice is the return of the robins. This year they returned on March 12, which is earlier than in the past two years. In 1944 they returned on the same date as this year. There may have been robins seen on earlier dates in all these years, but the dates given are when they returned in appreciable numbers. Whether or not the return of the robins is a real indication of the character of the spring to follow, will have to be substantiated by further research. The observations so far seem to show that it is an indication. In 1942, when the robins came on March 12, we had an early spring, considered by farmers to be two weeks earlier than normal. In 1943, when the robins did not return until March 25, we had a late spring; wet and cold which continued throughout May and most of June. In 1944, when the robins came back March 20, we had one of the worst springs anyone can remember. Cold and very wet weather continued until the middle of May and the spring was considered two weeks later than normal. If the robin's return is a real indication we should have a nice early spring this year— if it is. I notice that the town State Bank has installed a bannister o: balustrade to the steps leading ti. the bank and Ralph Miller says- now I can slide down the bannis- ter after I've been in the bank and drawn my breath and which is a good idea and Harold Gilmore says it's something for me to hang on to when 1 come into the bank and Roy McMahon says he'll let me keep the balustrade neat and clean by polishig it every morning and those boys sure are considerate of me, so to speak and I was in the bank the other day and Calvin Bode and Arthur Klein came in but not just to draw their breaths because on account of they can breathe good any place and maybe they have something to draw beside their brea'.h in the 'bank and they both felt so sorry for me because I was tired and there wasn't a pillow on the nice lay-down 'bench in there and Calvin said now that the weather was getting nice I could sit down on the curbing outside and he'd lend me his -overcoat to pillow my head, so to speak. Nice of the boys, though, to want me to rest and take it easy. —o— Donald Radig, of up Lone Rock way, was in town the other day and he came in here and put some dough on the barrel head and now he can read my bunk for another year and. he thrives on it because on account of he says he lets it in one eye and out the other and his dad, that Alex Radig, also up Lone Rock way, has an office in Lone Rock with-a stovi in it and in the winter time Alex adds to the fuel for that stove t burning hats, mostly straw hats and I"ve got three straw hats anc Alex would like to lay his hands on 'em and they would keep hi fire going for a couple of weeks but he hasn't had time to come down after 'em. The two Radigs now belong to the Gulpers Club dues paid up 'n everything am: they propose to sign up some more 'members in that neck • oJ Opinions of Other Editors A Pretty Hard Winter Emmetsburg Democrat: All in all, we've had a pretty rough winter in these part?. Not awfully much snow, at one time, of course, but plenty of snow on a regular storm-a-week basis. Then the zero weather set in early in December and has been hitting along at a stiff pace ever since. Almost everyone you talk to about it, says it has taken more fuel to heat the house this winter than last. Former St. Joe Man Writes From Portland Nick Fuhrman, who lived for years in the Si. Joe neighborhood where he and his family were amon,' the best known people, in sending in his subscription the other day, had a few words to say about the conditions in Oregon, which \ve print below: "Upper Des Moines: Gentlemen: Enclosed please find postal note for $3.00 for my paper. Well, winter will soon be over, in fact, we thought spring was here already until yesterday it got real cold again and it was pretty cold- to- ti.'iy too, We did have a nice winter, no snow and no I'M I cold days. We got lots of rain, but that is what we need here as we don't get much rain in the summer. Everything else is about the game here, nothing but war news on the radio, and in the papers. "There are six shipyards here now and they are all operating day and night working three shifts. About 100,000 men and women working in the shipyards besides a lot of other defense workers. For a while a good many had a hard time to find a place to live as they came with their families from nearly every state. It didn't lake \on« to get new houses built, so that they found a home for all. One place, they call it Vonport City, before the war had only a few stores and now it is larger than Portland. A lot of other little places close to the shipyards built UP in no time. "Our greatest trouble here is transportation, /i good many clon't get enough gas to drive. The city has many buses running but it is always hard ti; gL't to work and home again; too many going to work at the same time and going home at the "Tama Jim" Had Corns Frank Jaqua in Plumboldt Republican: My father, .the late G. Jaqua, was teaching school in Iowa (Tama county) when the Wilson family of which "Tama Jim" was one of the sons, came to this country. "Tama Jim" went to school to my father. He dug ditches for my father. When he started to dig the ditches there were corns all over his feet — caused by too loose shoes that slipped and slid up and down at every step. He dug the ditches in his bare feet, and the mud and water soaked all the corns off his feet. Father and mother used to laugh about it. ?ft ?f> rft Loaning Billions of Borrowed Money Northwood Anchor: February 20 Congress was told officially that American lend-iease aid to the United Nations has reached more than thirty-five billion dollars while the United States has received not quite four billion dollars in reverse lend-lease aid. Russia has asked for an after the war loan of from six to nine billion dollars and the president has recommended it. Hasn't ANY other nation other than this one any actual money to spend for its own purposes? If not, why not? We seem to be the original come- on people. Wonder if there is any "or else" condition accompanying the request for financial accommodation. We Can't Believe This Webster City Freeman: Dr. F. E. Townserid, founder of the Townsend National Weekly, which is said to be a big money-maker, is now talking of starling a daily and is calling upon his followers to furnish the money. The subscription price of the daily will be $18.50, and the doctor is asking that each of the 11,000 clubs in the country subscribe for four years at $74, and says individual subscriptions would be in addition to this amount. The doctor is certainly a wonderful financier, and it is now said that he is worth several million dollars. But it may be his enemies started that report. Appetites Hard to Control Frank Byers, State Senator from Linn County, in Des Moines Register One of the most controversial bills which has been introduced in the legislature this session is the local option bill. Because it is highly controversial, and because of the fact that this bill was referred to the committee of which I am chairman, I feel that the people of Iowa are entitled to know my views on the subject. I have received considerable publicity in connection with this bill, due largely to the fact that the W. C. T. U. has been on the air several times and has asked the people to communicate with me. Apparently the people have the wrong impression of the powers and influences of a committee chairman. I simply preside at the meetings of the committee and have one vote, the same as the other ten members of the committee. Prohibition Tried The liquor question is now, always has been, and probably always will be a troublesome one. It is doubtful if any form of regulaton will ever be perfect. Under the provisions of the eighteenth amendment to the Constitution of the United States we had prohibition m Iowa and throughout the nation for a number of years. As a result of the experience gained and the conditions which prevailed during that period, I am convinced that prohibition is not the solution of the liquor problem. If local option were adopted for the state of Iowa, I am satisfied that at least half of the state of Iowa would, again have prohibition. Strife and Hard Feeling The bill introduced in the senate provides that a petition could be circulated every two years. The history of local option years ago in Iowa shows that it created strife and hard feelings in each community 'between business men and patrons, employers and employees, and even among lifelong friends, whose completely sincere ideas concerning the best interests of ail differed. No doubt the same situation would be created if a local option law were again enacted. Conditions in the state today are entirely different than they were in the old days of local option. The days of dirt roads and the horse and buggy are past. We now have hard-surfaced roads and fast automobiles, and if one county has prohibition and is dry and the adjoining county is wet, a large number of people from the dry county would travel to the wet counties, fill up their cars with a supply of liquor to take home, many times imbibe in the wet county before going home,- and would create a real menace on the highways. Liquor From the Outside Those who live in the communities which have prohibition would get beer and liquor from outside. Illegal sale through bootleggers would again flourish, making it easy for minors to obtain what is now denied them by law. I am sure we don't want anpther experience with bootleggers. In my opinion prohibition can never be anything but a name. It has never worked successfully. the woods, which I claim is swell of 'em. —o— Ensign Virgc Forsberg has learned the "Dutch" game and he proposes to return to his flyin^. job in the navy after thirty days and start the game on the carriers and battle wagons because on account of the boys in the navy and ail' corps are coffee gulpers and Ensign Forsberg joined the Gulpers Club and I gave him some membership cards and he's going to sign up a lot of admirals. I talked some Dane to Virge and he wanted to know could I talk Japanese, too, and which I can't, but he said he couldn't understand neither Dane nor Japanese, though the Dane sounded much more civilized than Jap palaver, so 'to speak. And before we got through visiting and "Dutching" Kay Setchell- and "Dutch" Swati-< son and me' had. taught the ensign the "Dutch" game and it cost him 20 cents but he said it was worth it. Merlin Anderson has moved from Biirt to Swea City and ain't a Swede and Swea City is a Swede country and Merlin sajs he's Dane and Norwegian enough so he can qualify to live up there and so long as he likes his coffee he's going to get along O. K. with the Swedes because on account of they like coffee, too. He also said he'd be glad to get members for the Gulpers if I'd give him a buck per member and which is more money 'n I got. Marian Frankl is a worker of cross word puzzles and every Sunday he completes the one in the Register and last Sunday lie was stumped and he had to call on me because on account of I'm plenty smart and there was a word AMT and he couldn't figure it out and it meant a county in Denmark and I told him so while over here ami is short for amount and ff it's money I ain't got hone. But Harlan was nice and I took a rain check on what he offered me for helping him. out. At first f thought that the Tan' Vllac bowling learn was the loudest and had the strongest , pipa smokers in the league but 1 flhd that there are no flies on the Bradley Bros. team. They crossed bats with the Pioneer bunch Thursday night and the Hybrid crowd ain't no slouches at either bowling or noise and one of the hospitals called up and said a new baby there wanted to go to sleep and would the'Bradleys an Pioneers please put on the soft pedal and which they didn't and they kept the whole family* awake beside making me nervous on the other alley and I lost one pin on my average that night and there was Joe and Walt Bradley, Andy Hudson, Wendell Jehsen and Frank Mittlider, all good pin tippers, but they get into a huddle tver so often and make up a new yell when they got strikers, and ;he Pioneers, mostly Danes, with Dean and Wendell Jorgdnson and Floyd Jorgensen, sounds Dane don't it, and Marvin Calhbun, eorge Stewart and ,Bud Briggs are not so slow at cheering when hey get strikes and between the two games and their noise I nearly went nuts, maybe that indicates I'm an old guy and should je home instead of bowling. Got o give it to the Bradleys and the Pioneers, all nice fellows, good bowlers, but if I was running the bowling alley I'd insist on silencers for all of 'em, just to keep the peace and quiet, so to speak. —o— And over on the other side of the alleys there was the Jaycees battling the Kaycees and it was nip and tuck and had I been up to form, or if the two other teams hadn't wrecked my nerves with their yells, we'd probably have won all three games although the Jaycees had us outsized and out-weighed. Can you feature me, runt and half-pint size me, between Bill Barry Jr. •md Harold Brandt? Neither can I. But IhoSe two boys make ibout six of me, so to speak, both n bowling and weight. And then here was Bob Williams on the faycees, when he missed or didn't ill he filled his pipe and got a urkey and that's what a strong pipe will do in a game, has an effect on the pins and then, too, t sort of asphyxiates the other )owlers, and Ray Beamish and Walt Hall didn't have pipes but Walt was inclined to .weigh and Baby Chicks Ducklings TurkeyPotilfs Chicks from U. S. Approved—U. S. Pullorum Tested Flocks. Book your May and June chicks now. Ducklings every week starting the week of April 2nd, through week of June 18th. Turkey poults through season. No. 2 Turkey Poults 540.00 per hundred. Why don't you raise a brood? Available twice weekly. Write or phone your order in promptly or see our nearest representative. Swea City Hatchery Swea City, Iowa Phone 35 When You Visit Your Soldier or Sailor Wherever you go when you visit your soldier or sailor—by crowded bus, train or plane—personal checks will be difficult to cash . . . youll have to take travel funds. The answer is: Carry Travelers Cheques They're safe, and spendable anywhere when YOU sign them. They're good until used—and your money is refunded promptly if they're lost or stolen. Get them at ... IOWA STATE BANK Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Ralph Miller, President Harold Gilmoje, Caj*ier 386*3 BfeWeS fe«tf elfi , thr KafrelSSS tK6 Ja^eeg|, 86 te sfefeafc, IMh ThiSseft, It* K6hl f tSwt Wirikel, fiffl Peeh 4d Rtlf^lnt flfte doing the tWpffte tot "the Kaycees against the Jaycees. I went and had my whiskers sawed off by a toafbef Saturday night and they've hepped ,the pfice a nlcftel for K a shave and nbw I'll have to be satisfied with a barber shave the 3rd 6f July ffnd Debembef 23, and in /the 1 shop was Roy Adams and Dave McGregor and Jack Lynch and they each had a name for the bunk I print in ,thls column and they were agreed thefe "ought td toe a law against it," and Until those boys told me what my column really amounted to i thought 1 was getting away with peddling the bunk,each week, but that ain't what they said It was, bunk. They were all agreed that if I'd learn to spell, would keep my fool mouth shut about Danes, forget there was any coffee gulping, and would run the church •announcements in the column then I'd. be getting places. In sack cloth and ashes I moan and groan and grieve. tf$*e f thdtight rt» fcjiumft f fcsift Knosy, <sniy same 6f the time. Got to give it ta the boy*, mfey apekd .their pieces unafraid th&ugfy and may* be there really is ritafe itruth than poetry ih what they, said abbut my oolUfnH, ad to speak. * Townnend Flash By Mrs. A. M. Anderson The preamble of the Tbwnsend Bill: "To provide every adult citizen in the United States* with basic Federal insurance, permitting retirement with benefits at age sixty, and'also covering total disability from whatever cause, lor certain citizens under sixty, to give protection to widows with children; to provide an ever expanding market for goods and services through the payment and distribution of such benefits in ratio to the nation's steadily Increasing ability to produce, with the cost of such benefits to be carried by every citizen In proportion to the income privileges he enjoys." Adv. WatoMfroof Blown Home insulation Installed Estimate Call 273 8 yeiirs experience Thousands of satisfied users , 4 Cowan Building Supply to. 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