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Thursday, March 22, 1945
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*1«» Algdiia Vpfter t)es Msines, Algotia, towa, March 22,1848 Upper HegjIlOineg Russia Deserves 9 North Dodge Street Great Credit / J. W. HAGGARD & R. B. WALLER, Publishers Entered as Second Class Matter at the Postoffice at Algona, Iowa, under act of Congress of March 3, 1879. Issued Weekly. NATIONAL EDITORIAL. WJW~^*^ IATI ^ 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 DBS MOINES SERVICE FLAG * * * * Russell B. Waller Paul Arne Pedersen Robert Ditsworth 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 J. W. War Profiteering In wartime there is bound to be rumors of graft and excessive profits in manufacturing the billions of dollars of war material and this war has developed some yarns of graft and big profits ivhioh of course is very irritating to the poor helpless taxpayers who are bending their backs in desperate efforts to pay the stupendous toil's. Stories of graft in the manufacture of war goods at Detroit lately caused the Washington bigs to appoint a committee of senators to go to Detroit to investigate the Packard Motor Co. and other big firms engaged 'in work on government contracts. Here is some of the things they discovered when they dropped in unexpectedly at the Packard plant where government contracts are let on the cost plus plan whioh is an incentive for slow and shiftless work. They found two machines shut off entirely and the operators engaged in a game of checkers on big hourly pay. Another employe was asleep and some 200 other employes •were idling about killing time, with the consent of the 'big bosses, so they claimed. Of course the cost-plus arrangement means that the longer time taken to do anything means more money for the contractor. It was generally agreed that the manager encouraged loafing. However as to the excessive profits, the .heavy income taxes take most of the unduly large profits it is claimed. Also it is claimed that this war manufacturing is being handled much more economically than during World War I. It is said that the experience gained in the first war has shown the government how to handle many problems new to it at that time. There are many people in this country'who seem to still be afraid of Russia and Communism, and think that Russia after the war will try to make all of Europe communistic. It could be, * but this writer has no fear in that line and thinks that the Russians are gradually getting away from communism, which has shown up since the war began. Edmund Stevens, war correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor, who spoke to the Des Moines Woman's club recently pointed out that Russia is the only great power with whom we -have never been at war and said that Russia helped the United States in both the Revolutionary war and Civil war. He said that. Russian people have great respect and admiration for the United States. The war correspondent has recently visited Russia and told of the terrible devastation of towns and country by the German armies. He says that the Russians need peace more desperately than any other country to heal their wounds and rebuild their shattered country. He estimates that about 30 million lives have been lost in Russia at the hands of the Germans, and of these only 7 million have been soldiers. The dead included the most virile portion of the population. He thinks Russian communism is tending to grow into a sort of democracy. So far as we have observed, Algona men are feeling very friendly to Russia and her wonderful war effort. One thing is certain, and that is we are giving great credit to Russia for saving Europe from the oppressive and brutal hands of the German Huns. We realize that the only thing that can save the peace of the world in the future is an alliance of some sort between the great nations of the United States, 'Russia, England and other peace loving nations, large and small, 'but the three great powers named are absolutely necessary. An Algona man who has been in European service with the American forces for several years and has a broad view of conditions and the thought of service men, writes: "We don't get all the news, but at this writing the Russians seem to have the ball on Germany's 10-yard line, with the western front about to break open, also. I sincerely hope so, and know everyone else does, too. One of the things that stumped me while home was the seeming worry about Russia, and the future. By looking at the map one can get a good idea of the territory Russia already has, much of it undeveloped. Overseas there is little worry about Russia —most everyone battling the same enemies that the Russians are fighting is damned glad to have them over on the eastern front. Unconsciously many of our people are voicing the exact sentiment that Nazi propaganda •has used for the past few years against Russia. I wonder how many folks realize that? I'm pretty sure that if we don't deliberately try to antagonize Russia, the Russians won't try to antagonize us. Neither nation has any cause for conflict, territorially or otherwise, and can do much, together, in preserving peace, and maintaining a favorable trade situation. One thing seems certain, that Americans, this time, demand some form of cooperative world security program. After all, we never did try or cooperate in such a program, and our isolationism failed. Maybe world cooperation in a United Nation program will succeed. You never know until you try." , ^.^^^.^^ -^-^lui^ j RAVINGS A t iftl« of Thl« .._A LtHl« of That .. Not Mueli of Anything I've always known thai the bunk I print in my column Js heavy tounk ibut 1 had no Idea as to its weight until one day the three city carriers, Marry Spongberg 1, Henry Ouderian 2, -and Ray Ladendorf 3, were In a huddle one day and come to find out they were trying to find ways and means to transport the UDM without its breaking their ibacks and they decided if I'd leave out Savings their problem would be solved because on account of :dne week it was left out and the carriers said it saved 'em a tort In weight and they got the paper distributed in no time, ahd herd I thought all the time it was Bill Haggard's three columns which contained the weight, and which the carriers admit they do have weight, but Bill's stuff is of reasonable weight and they say 'my stuff is pure weigh-down avoirdupois and . hard to lug around. I'm 1 in favor of the department paying the 'boys more money, or have the OPA dish out a couple of coupons so they could haul the sheet around, but I"ll be hanged for horse stealing before I'll leave my column out because on account of reading it makes people tired Opinions of Other Editors Dan Tobin Gives Sensible Adivce It seems that Dan Tobin, who is at the head of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, and one of the most powerful and wise labor leaders in this country is advising the unions that it would be folly to break the "Little Steel" formula in their efforts to obtain fantastic wages in war lime. Mr. Tobin who is a personal friend of President Roosevelt, is said to have been offered tkp. position of Secretary o£ Labor, in January when Ma Parkins resigned, but refused to accept for some reasons unknown to the public. Mr. •Tobin in his article in the teamsters' publication .of which he is president, warned union labor that .any appreciable raise in their wages meant the Jircak^jg of the LitUc Steel formula and that they "couldn't possibly gain from the raise in wages (is all food prices would also soar as well as rent?, clothing and everything they had to buy, so that in the end they -would be worse off than they were on the lower and more reasonable wages now being paid. He said that the workers would get the worst of the inflation as they never are able to get the raises in wages to compare with • rising prices of all they had to buy. As Mr. Tobin says, '-What good will it do to get a $10 per week raise if you pay $20 more for your necessities. By the time you have raised your wages another S10 to catch up to your grocery bill, your grocery bill has gone up another $20. It's like a dog chasing its tail." Mr. Tobin further says that it is true that many war contractors are making enormous profits, but the remedy does not lie in trying to get a cut of this blood money. He proposes as a lemedy for this, enacting the tax laws proposed by the administration to take away these profits. This ds up to congress. He says that many politicians and profiteers want inflation and are try' ing to gain their ends by encouraging union labor to strike for higher wages. Mr. Tobin appears to be the most sensible labor leader in the country and his words should be listened to by all thoughtful union men. Divorced For Staying Home NorthwOod Anchor: Barbara Haueter, 23, yesterday was granted a divorce from her husband, 24, 'because—as her testimony appeared to prove, "all he wanted to do at night was to stay at home with his slippers on and listen to the radio and read the papers." She was granted a decree by the judge after she testified that Haueter, 24, an aircraft plane foreman, struck her when she refused to cook his dinner because he would not attend a theater party.—Los Angeles Tmes, May 2. One might, of course, decide that the wearied man had no business staying at home and rest after a day's work, thus depriving his wife of night pleasure which, to the indignation of the jitterbug set, is now curtailed by the order forbidding booze selling and more or less hell laising after midnight. ff> ffi ff, Young Folks a Problem Humboldt Republican: There are some boys and girls who seem iborn to go wrong. They gravitate to the baser things of life. They are attracted by what is looked on with disfavor. They either haVe not been taught the proper conduct or have failed to heed their teaching. It is sometimes heartbreaking to see boys and girls that could so easily develop into reputable citizens throw themselves away for a few hours of what they consider pleasure. They condemn themselves to what might be called a life of shame for a youthful desire. They prevent themselves from obtaining the better things of life; they wreck their good names and bring disgrace on themselves and their friends and relatives, all for practically nothing. It is heartbreaking to contemplate. Also it is not what the better newspapers call "news." f£ %• %• Big Mouthed Liars Webster City Freeman: It is reported that German Minister of Propaganda Goebbels has distributed circulars among Russian troops telling them that the United States wants to destroy Russia and that only a strong Germany can save the Russians. Another leaflet in English tells America Stalin is trying to destroy the United States and Britain and only a strong Germany can save the allies. Wonder if Goebbels really thinks he can get away with anything as raw as that? His word here in the United States has no influence, as we all know he is one of the biggest prevaricators in the world today—if not really the biggest. We can think of no one except Hitler who can equal him in that field. White's Book on Russia Criticized W. L. White, son of the late William Allen White, famous editor of Emporia, Kansas, who recently published a book criticizing Russia, after visiting in the country of our great ally, is being hauled over the coals for his ill jidvised analysis of Russian government. His book, recently published, was reviewed in the Sunday Register by William L. Hassett. It was White that last year wrote ''The Expendables" after a visit to the war in the Pacific. This book was given very favorable mention by the critics, but his "Report on the Russians" has not been received with any favor. Mr. Hassett says of the book: All of the combined strength of the United States, Great Britain and Russia is needed for the winning of this war and will be further taxed in the winning of the peace. Among these three there are ideological, politico-economic, cultural and linguistic differences. It will not serve our war and peace purposes to close our eyes and stop our ears to those differences, nor, contra, will it serve our purposes to engage in a side-battle of recrimination and name-calling. Mischievlous One war at a time is enough if not too much; and W. L. White has overlooked that fact. In his "Report on the Russians" the praise of one of our principal Allies is so stinted and the disparagement so fulsome 304 so laced with gratuitous insults that the "Report on the Russians" is mischievous —I almost said malicious. Whether by historical fortuity or not it remains a fact that Russia has suffered stupendous losses on our side of this war. To say nof as White does, that Russian military success is due to American lend-lease, that she should have done ibetter, that she is incompetent, bureau- ridden and ungrateful is bad manners, and manners are still important. Biased It is no defense to cry, "Truth." You don't call your dinner partner a blotchy faced hag; and even if you forget your man- ers, you don't take time out to spit in your neighbor's eye while you and he are fighting a prairie fire. Indeed White's interpretations are so biased that his "truths" come under suspicion. He says, for instance, that Russian distrust of us has engendered counter-distrust on our side. Would it not be truer historically to say that England and our country have distrusted, nay fought, the present Russian regime from its inception and that perhaps the result is counter-distrust on its part? In previous books W. L. White has done some admirable objective reporting. Here you wonder if the "W" stands for Westbrook; and you wonder too whether Eric Johnston who took White along on this trip will invite him again. and then they sleep good. manitarian, ain't I? Hu Conrad W. Rabc, of Minneapolis, wrote a letter to the Upper Des Moines and in which he said "The Upper Des Moines is sure a good paper," >and to prove that he meant it he enclosed money to renew 'his subscription and he also said "Even the Reese column is good" and now I know he can read if he ain't a Swede and of which there are a lot in Minneapolis. And so I have mailed him a membership card in the Gulpers Club and maybe he can get a lot of members up there in the twdn cities. And he also said he knew a lot of the Gulpers in Algona and in the old days when he livel in Kossuth they gulped their coffee straight, no sugar, no cream, no gravy or mashed potatoes in their coffee like a lot of week and put in a Water softener gadget in the basement and how I can get along until the Soft- Water Cisterh*Heating and SnoW Melting Corporation can get to going and the city will furnish me with soft water free for nothing. Frank says it's going to be swell for 'him and his creto, tod; because on account of he won't have to tear around 'town in and out and up «nd down folks' base* ments with the soft Water tanks we now use and Which are a nuisance to get in and out of some of the basements dn -town, especially when the folks aren't home and have the house locked and then the crew has to chase \up town to get a key and fool around and lose a lot of time. Frank and me both'll be glad when the war is over and the boys come back and build the soft water system I find there is quite some competition for the office of director* ship in the Soft-Water Cistern- Heating and Snow Melting Corporation as there are ten candidates for the job. I had planned on 'holding the election for this oflfice at the city election Monday but Mayor Frank Kohlhaas said that was "agin" the law because on account of only city officials could be voted for. So at 8 o'clock next week an election will be held for the office of directors (vote for five) and the following names will toe on the ticket: D. G. Clopton, Dave Leffert, C. H. Cretzmeyer, Glenn Crilly, E. J. Hough, Joe Tschetter, Fred Kent, Walt Hall, Perry Collins and H. F. Huenhold. The job will pay about $3000 a year, I,think. Some of the candidates are making a campaign and there will be considerable interest in the election, much more so than in the school election, because on account of the candidates only have to vote for themselves four times in order to cast as many votes as were registered at the school election. —:O— I'll be glad when spring Arrives and the sun rises so I can ftty hedge fceljWeeff his t tottte StttHrtplM 1 ft' pfopTSrlilOriS 18 1 oWt Cti his lawn and weaf ottt tiKB s *fa§3 on it. Yep, s&riftt' Mas. its and ohftoi T erti it modern gulpers do. But it's plain go to work and find the UDM tn coo -fVlnt fnnrnrl io a ronrlp,. _i>/" • *., ... t : . i_ ,. to see that Conrad is a reader and that he has a good \ constitution because on account of he's feeling O. K. even after reading my bunk every week and he's willing to pay for more of it. .And ain't that something? —o— Saturday being St. Patrick's too the arrival of spring office without having to carry a lantern every morning. All winter it's darker 'n pitch when I get up and I don't like the dark. And then, too, spring 'brings the sun to a later setting and I can go home and eat my supper and save on the light bill. And then. Day and Bill Barry, Sr., being Irish he tore a pool table all to the dickens and made a lot ol neck ties from the nice green cloth and then he called me, a Dane in and decorated me with one of those ties and the rest ol the day I hummed "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" and I got so I wanted to learn to talk Irish and maybe I could .work A up an Irish manrierchor so to speak, and have two good singing clubs in Algona. I checked up on the two nationalities Saturday and I find that the Irish have got a bit of lead over the Danes in this town. Might be I could get the two to join and make a combination club and we'd go places in a musical way. Bill says he isn't much of a singer but he's willing to take a few lessons. C. F. McGregor, Swca township assessor was in town the other day and 'he visited this office and arranged to have the Ravings sent to his place another year, and then he mentioned that he was an assessor and couldn't he assess me and which he couldn't because on account of I didn't have anything to assess. And so I signed him up in the Gulpers Club and he's going to sign up every man rr woman -who he assesses and that way we'll get a lot of members in Swea tov/nship which will htlp some so to speak. —o— Frank Ostrum and his crowd came to the house one day last brings ambition to people also who have a spade and hoe and rake. And the first ambitious citizen this year that I have seen is Roy Richardson (he's my neighbor) and he started to do gardening and raking and digging St. Patrick's day and he replanted a Townsend Flash By Mrs. A. M. Anderson' The Townsend Bill is clearly and simply drawn, being free from the elaborate complications and ambiguities round in much of the' existing legislature. It provides for a 3% tax on the gross income of all individuals, corporations ahd businesses of whatever nature. For individuals there would be an exemption of $100.00 per month. Religious, charitable, and educational institutions would nor be subject to the tax. The tax would be collected monthly. The funds collected would be disbursed monthly in equal amounts, to the following type of annuitants: (1) Retired persons 60 years of age and over (but a person 60 or over if he did not wish the annuity would not be compelled to retire); (2) Totally disabled persons between the ages of 18 and 60; (3) Widows with dependent children under 18 years of age, i.e., such mothers as have no other income. Adv. Your Checking Account . . . will save time, tires, gasoline and bill- paying trips. . . . will automatically give you a bona fide receipt for every payment you make- . . . will provide a record of income and expense—you'll know where your money goes and what you've got left. Why not use your next paycheck to start a checking account at this bank? Your business is welcome here. IOWA STATE BANK ALGONA Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Ralph Miller, President Harold Gllflwre, e»«!Uer ease ub on the interminable coal shoveling and ash lugging which 'has been the rule the past seven months, You tell '«m, i love spring because 6n accou'nt of that's when a young man's fancy lightly turns to love and which don't mean me because thy fancy hasn't turned to love since 1 pass* ed the 70 mark, so to sjieak. Amos Finnestad was down from Fentott Friday and 1 saw him irt a barber shop and he got his neck shaved- and which saves him washing his neck over Sunday he said and there's an idea - which strikes me as sensible. Time was when the barbers only charged 30d for a shave and a neck shave I could get my neck washed but since the price has gone up -a nickel I'll just have to let^ the neck go and wash my own neck And after spring comes summer and 1 can put on lighter uhd- !e$ aftct.gel f*ady !» tefee Hiy aft* hUal July 4 iblth attd I always feel lighter,- fchystcaly and mentally, aftefr A good Wash eveli though » may. pollute thfe rMet flnid raise the dickens Awlth the health of thi tribe. I'd take a bath often* er tout I find that a guy <<ah wash 4 i6t of protective element off his hide and in the winter you freeze that much quicker, and then also 1 never- did believe in wearing my hide thift toy a lot of scrub- artd attir they, can K86f}' the"— _. . ,.„ undef .ettfllfei fcy kl&piflg K fifed, fiftd laylftg off S6fifi turkish,. towels and • siftelltntf powders ahd so Mth, Try Hi brother, and, you'll fcs stlfprtaea •at the health yp;tl ke&p uttde* youf hide. It's one -way you save on both soap and pills, L O A N § oil Automobiles, Furniture, Tractors, Fawn Machinery, Livestock and Personal Property. SPECIAL PLAN FOR FARMERS United Loan Service E. 11. Plttman, Mgrr. 112 North Moore, Algona, Iowa Phone 782 ' »-13 YOUR FRIEND 'AT MEALTIME YOUR 1945 VICTORY GARDEN! Food rationing: will continue long after the close of hostilities. It looks very much like our 1945 Victory Gardens will be of more importance than at any time since the war started. SEE US FOR GARDEN SEEDS OBEEN • . MEW CABBAGE, Lb. 40 WAXED : "JT" RUTABAGAS, Lb. 40 rOHTO BJCAIT SWEET 4A^ POTATOES, Lb, ... 100 CALIFORNIA GREEN TOP CARROTS Large '** •' i .Bunch .....30 A DPI FC HI-COLOR Pound 7i/ 2 c 04 AC AITLCd GANG .. Bu. Basket . 9*-93 FLORIDA ORANGES Lb. 8e SEEDLESS GRAPEFRUIT Lb. 6|c GREEN PEPPERS Lb. 20c LEMONS " R 19' PIE-FISH^SALAD.TEA-VEGETABLES LB ' • fc ZANTE FRUITCAKE CURRANTS 8-oz. Pkg. I7c MISSION BLACK FIGS 12-oz. Pkg. I6c THOMPSON SEEDLESS RAISINS 2-lb. Bag 24c LARGE SWEET PRUNES 2-lb. Bac 3lc Brookemn's Chocolate PUDDING, Pkg,.. HerMiey's Breakfast 'fAw COCOA, 8-oz. Can IUO BED LABEL SALADA A M . BLACK TEA %.. 240 Ifart'n New England 4 M . BAKED BEANS?, 140 DEL MONTE DICED 4Aw Carrots, Hg. 303 IJ0 HEINZ SLICED" AA . PICKLES la 4 ;" 280 SOO BEE f Jb . HONEY, 2-lb. Jar 520 BOBB.BOSS AJw Pancake Mix, Bag £40 JAM, JELLY PRESERVES We have no Idea as to how much fruit there will be for home caitr nlng but we do know' we will get 20% less canning sugar this year. While ,</or assortment is complete you should stock up at OUR LOW CEILING PRICES KELLOGO'S RAISIN 4Jh I Bran Flakes, Pkg. 100 KELLOOO'S SHBEDDED 44h . WHEAT, Pkg. . 100 KELLOOO'S 4A . Corn Flakes ?'£' 1201 KELLOGO'S . «A";J ALL-BRANX 0 ' 1901 BEGULAK' " «* n , am*? Grape-Niils, Pkg. 140 QUAKEB - " ft Puffed Wheat Pk g ., 90 DUfF'S A Aw MUFFIN MIX, Pkg,220 HEGULAB AND 6 MIN. AA _, Cr, of Wheat, Pkg. 220 STANDING RIB ROASTS GRADE "A" ROASTS I'OUND, 31o and . COMMERCIAL GRADE ROASTS I'OTTND, BOo and . 290 DE 260 FRESH Beef Brains LB 110 SLICED Beef Liver 290 "COMMERCIAL GRADE" BEEF ROUND and SWISS STEAK, Pound 33c SIRLOIN" STEAK, Pound 32c SIRLOIN ROAST, Pound .32c GRADE "A" BEEF ROUND and SWISS STEAK, Pound ,38e SIRLOIN STEAK, Pound .37c SIRLOIN ROAST, Pound ; 37 O T-BONE STEAK, Pound ,.4Sc KUUK FISH A 41 FILLETS, Lb.410 SILVEli MULLET VX FILLETS, Lb. 300 UNRATIONED I EASTKBN AA rare ~ J CODFISH, Lb.280 CUT i<nwc UUT LUNCH JK • HERRING, Pint ....... 240 PAW FBOZEIf 44* HERRING, Lb. 120 160 WHITING Headless and Dressed, Lb.... FRANKFURTERS Lb. 33c SUMMER SAUSAGE Lb. 38c SPICED LUNCH LOAF Lb. 39c DOMESTIC SWISS CHEESE Lb. 53c C LAPP'S Babvfom PR FOODS Can At FOOD | SIR AIMED FOODS Can It OAN 12c J&SQc BREAKFAST SYRUP WAFFLE SYRUP 5-lb, Jar .... STARCHY*.... ..... Mb Pkg. TOIUT tissyi 8 NAPKINS ROCKFORD SOCKS ,..,-Pair 20C Fresh Country Eggs DOZ. 32c. \ Algoiw Creamery tb. 43$ ALWAYS FRESH BREAD PS|AP glwr.;,,,,,,*«# pft JP»L*W«, ^ l9^Hf p»f ««|9t Nam* 4jn» _HAI* * , -, , . .. ™ ™ Nancy wiwrjK«k6srMi9*

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