•.•-••y s 'i T *' atptta (Hppcr He* flames; 9 North Dodge Street 3, W. HAGGARD & R. B. WALLER, Publishers Entered as Second Class Matter at the Postofflce 1 at Algona, Iowa, under act of Congress of March 3, 1<879. Issued Weekly. _ NATIONAL €DITORIAL- \E W ASSOCIATION Second Place, General Excellence, Iowa Press, 1940 •SB 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. Gov Robert Blue Shows Good Sense This "Little Boy Blue", of Eagle Grove, who is now occupying the Governor's chair in the state house in Des Moines is showing himself to be the style of a man long needed in that responsible position. It is true that this writer at the time of the election last fall had misjudged Mr. Blue after casually meeting him, and voted for "Dick" Mitchell, of Fort Dodge, the democratic candidate for governor whom we have known for some years. Mr. Blue had also been accused of being a prohibitionist, but however much that may have handicapped him and in spite of outvoting against him, he won out by a good majority. Now lately it has gradually dawned upon us that we certainly made a mistake in our estimate of Governor Blue. In his first message to the state legislature last January Gov. Blue showed that he was the first governor since Dan Turner to indicate that he was a real representative of the taxpayers and the common people and their interests, by cautioning the legislators that in his opinion it should not be necessary to levy any new taxes, and advising that they go slow in dipping into the 30 million pot already accumulated by the state treasury. Now Gov. Blue is being criticized by some of the members of the legislature because he has suggested some of their liberal spending of state money be trimmed down, including the large amount to be used for the proposed new school code. Then Gov. Blue has carefully scrutinized the proposed raise in the salaries of the many hundreds of state employes and in some cases suggested that some of the raises in the higher • brackets be reduced. He also had no enthusiasm tor the one* cent raise in the state gasoline tax although he indicated he would sign the bill if it came to his desk. He is said to have objected to the appropriation of $985,000 additional for the proposed state office building. He is also reported as having suggested that all appropriations for the school code program be reduced from four million dollars a year to $3,500,000 a year. All in all the new governor is showing a surprising disposition of standing for the poor taxapayers in a temperate and sensible manner. We have long felt that the people and not only the politicians should be represented in the state house and we 'have come to the conclusion that "Bob" Blue really comes up to the requirements, but after . nil it has never fully developed what his opinion is on the proposed local option law. However we .are willing to trust to his good sense in that matter, as well. Senate Rejects New Dealer That the United Slates Senate as at present constituted is distinctly against the New Deal was shown last week when the senate rejected the nomination of Aubrey Williams as rural eleo trificatkm administrator by a vote of 52 to 3G. Thirty-three republicans and nineteen democrats joined in the rejection of President Roosevelt's nomination of Williams for the highly important post. The administrator of rural electrification has the handling of billions of dollars, and as we understand it, the rejection of Williams was ou the ground that he was not a safe man to put in charge of so much money as he has been accused of sympathy for the communist form of government, although Mr. Williams vehemently denied that he \vas in favor of dividing the wealth oi the country but merely wanted equal opportunity for all. He was sponsored by the National Farmers Union and of course President Roosevelt and all New Dealers was behind his nomination. Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt has accepted an invitation to speak at a National Farmers Union meeting in an effort to determine the cause of the rejection of their pet. Both of Iowa's republican senators, Geo. Wilson and Bourke Hickenlooper voted against the confirmation of the New Dealer. They Will not be criticized for the vote, we think. Williams was a pet of Harry Hopkins, whose slogan "We are going to Spend and Spend and Lend and Lend" yet rings in the ears of most of us. Harry brought Williams to Washington from Wisconsin inhere he 'had been a social worker, and he was important in the set-up of federal spending. He was a deputy administrator of WPA under Hopkins and later head of the National Youth Administration. He is a disciple of the spending and lending idea in government, and in our opinion he Should not be allowed to handle billions of dollars on his own judgment. This is the very idea that recently defeated Henry Wallace, notwithstanding his many fine qualities. People are getting fed up on this spending and .lending idea. It was a set-back for the New Dealers as well. Frittk Son at Fairville Church Jaqua Has No Visions Frank Jaqua the hard-headed veteran editor of the Humboldt Republican is usually to be found with both of his feet firmly planted on the ground, and this success as a northern Iowa newspaper man has shown that he is a man whoselifehas proven that his sound business ideas should be given a respectful hearing, at least. Editor Jaqua is an admirer of our own Henry Wallace, giving him credit for being an honest man, who personally has received not the best treatment from his brother New Dealers. But we agree with the Humboldt editor when he wants to know all about Henry's idea of giving the workers of the United States sixty million jobs after the war and rates him along with the Townsendites for being visionary. In discussing the matter Editor Jaqua says: It seems that there are no provisions made to make the outgo meet the income. It seems to be taken for granted that whatever the deficit is, congress can appropriate funds to meet it. • The fact is that congress can not appropriate funds unless it can find them, and that in time the process of increasing the national debt will advance to the place where no one will care to take any more of Uncle Sam's promises to pay and there will be nothing to appropriate, has never occurred to the planners. This is a fatal fact that does not seem to bother the left-wingers at Washington. To them "Sufficient for the day is the needs thereof." Secretary Henry Wallace's ideals are excellent. No one will dispute that. Also everyone without foresight or with ignorant trust in the government's ability to make something out of nothing, will agree with him. Only those who are more practical or who have been through the bitter financial mill of practical business, doubt the feasibility of the plan. We can say this for Henry Wallace. There isn't a dishonest bone in his head. But there are lots of other bones there. He just simply can't do what he proposes without creating financial conditions in this country that will wreck our mode of life. And if he does, he will end as a running mate of Mr. Townsend of California. Opinions of Other Editors The "Red Light" District Northwood Anchor: Smart young girl drinking ginger ale while out with the wrong crowd of young men and women — for her. Persistently she refused to drink anything intoxicating. Another girl sarcastically, said: "Oh, let Little Innocent alone. She has never seen a woman drink a cocktail or two, get a little drunk and take a night out. They don't do it in your sleepy little home town, do they, sister?" The quick-witted sober, courageous girl snapped a fast answer: "Oh, yes, women drink, get drunk, and completely lose themselves in my home town, but our city council and the police make them all live on the same street." How Inflation Comes • ' Webster City Journal: According to a Washington dispatch, the war labor board has opened the way for the establishment of a minimum wage of 55 cents an hour in all industries, provided it will not push up prices. In other words, let the employers carry the load. Very naturally higher wages will push up costs of production, same as increases in taxes and the price of necessary materials. Moreover, higher wages and other higher costs are inflationary. How is the president going to hold .the line against inflation if the WLB insists upon boosting pirces all along that line? Thus far the administration has done a pretty good job in controlling inflation, but we have some but it has not developed into a runaway. * ¥ V A Debate Decided Mason City Gazette: The running battle between Walter Lippmann and Sen. Robert Tail about the propriety of the senate's refusing to confirm the appointment of Henry Wallace as secretary of commerce in the president's cabinet has been rather eloquently decided by the senate itself. The lowan has been confirmed, and with votes to spare. That's what a cabinet member is. He's a creature of the president, with no power or authority except as the president gives it to him. This isn't true of cabinet members in Britain but it is true of American cabinet members. The real index to the senate's regard for Henry Wallace and his abilities is contained in the George bill which strips the cabinet official from the vast lending agencies which grew up under his predecessor, Jesse Jones. There was nothing to do, in precedent and in common decency, but to approve Wallace. By making the appointment the president understood that he would accept responsibility for what he does or doesn't do. That's something that can't be escaped. But the appointment of Aubrey Williams as rural electrification top man is something else. Here's an agency created by congress and accountable to congress. The senate will be well within its rights in weighing carefully Mr. Williams' qualifications for the post — and acting accordingly. _ Cost of Lend Lease Sioux City Journal While everybody must have realized long ago that lend-lease would run into many billions of dollars, the actual figure to date as given out officially in Washington is but a small part of what the nation has expended in its own interest and behalf. The allied governments so far have received American war supplies in the sum of $35,382,000,000, Uncle Sam has spent for himself about seven times as much. As the '-arsenal of democracy," the United Slates may be looked upon as the one nation that made the defeat of the aggressor powers possible. Few informed persons would contend that the other belligerents on the united nations side could have resisted Germany if they had been compelled to employ against the enemy their own resources alone. Here, for example, are facts that support this statement. Through December 1, 1944 the Russian armies had received on lend- lease from us a total of 362,000 motor vehicles, while Great Britain got 80,000. The Russians received 12,000 American planes, and the Britisn, 8 500 This statement, made by a Washington official is pretty significant: "American vehicles are carrying more than one-half *he supplies moving up to the soviet troops." The American war production on lend-lease contributed enarmpusly to the success oi tae Stalin forces that turned back the Germans at Stalingrad, on the outskirts of Moscow and from Leningrad and then swept them over the steppes and beyond the frontiers of the reich, itself. Trucks, planes, ammunition, foodstuffs, medicines and numerous other supplies were provided for Russian use on lend-lease. • Surprising, perhaps, is the fact that Great Britain received 43.3 per cent of all leng-lease, with Russia getting 28.4 per cent. The rest went to China and other belligerents and nations that needed relief. How will lend-lease be re-paid? Perhaps not at all. Some of it may be canceled by paymenls in kind, but when it is remembered that after the first great war European nations owed the United States some $11,000,000,000 and coudn't pay the debt, anyone would be a rare optimist wiho expected the lend-lease bill to be settled after this conflict. This is mere speculation, of course, but Russia might pay her lend-lease bill in a way highly pleasing to all Americans while filling the Japanese with dismay if not creating terror for them. Who would criticize President Roosevelt if at Yalta he had made a deal with Premier Stalin under the terms of which he would join in the war against Japan and receive in return a lend- lease bill from us jnarked "Paid in Full"? RAVIHGS bv A I >Hl* of Thlj .* A LlHl* of That -• / Ndi Mocd of Anything t was A guest and shifter at th recent Chamber of Commerce an nual meeting and 1 sure* stuffec the excellent food they set befori me and as usual I made a if do of myself tout the Mrs. told ev erybody I was just acting natura and of all the swell people at the table where I sat'Mrs. Dick Pool helping to s-erve, brought to m< and the Mrs. the first plate am which just goes to show How nice that lady is and she probabl; knew ihow starved I was and M B. Dannewitz said it was a matte of feeding me first because on account of 1 probably hadn 1 eaten a thing 'for a week in orde; to get a good feed. And righ across from me was Paul Drefn- mel and he 'gulped his coffee so artistically I gave him a card in the Gulpers and Loren Brown mentioned some fellows migh gulp but it sounded like slirping to him and when the group sang there was Frank Zender singinf a -beautiful tenor and me with a magnificent bass and Jim Poo! was vocalizing but I couldn't tel what pitch his voice was pitched in. But Bill Giossl sure carried the tune beautifully arid he didn' carry it in .a basket either and I'd like to hear him whistle some time. And E. W. Lusby, also a our table, remarked that he hac never heard a more harmonious bass than I lug around with me Over across from us at another table was O. F. Peterson, and ] couldn't tell whether he was singing bass or tenor but judging from his face he was really going to town in harmonious 'harmonizing and it was in English this time and no Norske, so to speak, though 'he may have been trying to teach Milt Norton Norwegian. Down the line a ways al our table was Albert Granzow and he has a beautiful voice, charming, Ray Besch called it. Ralph Miller at * another table gave me a salute which vyas nice of him, recognizing me in public and me owing him money, so to speak. —o— Got to give it to Earl Hall, speaker at the doings, he gulps his cofifee and he's a member of the Gulpers' Club, but he really can sing, even though he is from Mason City, and Algona has Mason City cheated for warblers. Clarence Phillips didn't sing too loud because on account of he wanted Earl's vocalizing to stand out strong without interference. Got to give it to the Chamber committee, the event was a peach from every standpoint and I gobbled enough food to keep my grocery bill down for a week. ~_o— George Mahoney planted his potatoes Tuesday, March 27, over a week this side of Good Friday when he was supposed to >: plaM 'em. Guess he's the first potato planter in Kossuth this year and he's going to ke,ep a record of results and maybe he's got something there—you don't have to wait till Good Friday to /plant your spuds. I wanted to bet him $700 his potato crop would be a failure and when he took me up my face got so red because on account of I didn't have $700. Guess they really celebrated St. Patrick's day over in Whittempre, according to John Cullen, because on account of all day he smoked Tobin's Irish Tobacco in his pipe and all the Irish sang Tura Lura Lura and that ain't no Dane song, and Tom Carmody played nothing tout Irish tunes on his fife and Ewald Rusch said before the day was over he got so he could almost talk Irish and I was over there the next day and there was a lot of Irish atmosphere left from the day before and I went out to the Mike Bauman farm soifth of town to a party, a sort of continuation of St. Patrick's day festivities and some of ,the boys played cards and it wasn't huckl- buck and I dont' know what the grime was but everybody was against it because on account of there was so much anti when they dealt the cards and the game had about a dozen angles and I couldn't get all those angles so I didn't anti and that let me out but some place in some way I was out a couple of bucks, too, gosh darn it, and John Uhlenhake, banker and justice of the peace, wouldn't lend me a couple of bucks because on account of I didn't have any collateral. And Mike sure was a fine host and there were eats and smokes and everybody had a good time. Insn and Luxembourgers and inc. Henry Lindsey, Fenton. came back from the west coast the other day and he told me that there was plenty of work out there and maybe that's one reason why he came back to Fenton, so to speak, he admitted.that too much work wasn't healthy and he wanted to keep his health. —o— And on the first day of spring that bunch at the post office put one of those slips i n my box which duns me for six bits and w.hy can't those guys put that dun staff off to some time that ain't nobody's birthday or ain't some holiday or other day to celebrate? And now I have to go out and borrow six toits in order to get my duns in a post office box. What a heck of a world this is and I still don't like the color oi the duns the P. O. department uses to dun us, so to speak. But I've got to have a post office box because on account of that's better for my creditors and they don't have to chase me up and down the street, so to speak. —o— The National Dunking Associar tion has established a local branch here, the Algona Dunking Unit, with headquarters at the Consumers, and a contrivance has been set up which kicks the donuts out, hole and all, and never touched by hands. Membership in the Algona Dunking Unit js making a record and first thing J know will supereede the Gulpers Club, which now bag » membjer- ship of 1504. The officers of the Algona Dunking tfnit are Mary Rich, chief baker; Rita MeDanel vice baker; Joe Tsohetter, president; Tish Kenne, vice president Will Drayton, secretary; Duane Logue, treasurer; Chris Reese financial auditor; "Happy Hank' Guderian, circulation manager Myrle Grlggs, business man'ager Al Thompson, advertising manager.; P. J. Waldron, dunking demonstrator and Doug Wilden counsellor. Members of the boart of directors are Dr< C. H, Cretzmeyer, Sam Haagj June Corey, H S. Montgomery, J. G. Grotte Gordy Sill, Lloyd Smith and Mrs W. Strucker. I was tickled to be elected to an office in the Algona Dunking Unit because on account of maybe I'll get $2150 a year for checking up on the finances. The chie! baker office pays $7500, the assistant baker $7,000, and the president gets $6500.. The members ol the board of directors get $52"per year and an extra buck durint leap year. It is up to the boarc of directors to see that the technique of dunking is kept alive that'no one dunks a donut deeper than the first joint of the ring finger, and that no splashing Is done. The dunking demonstrator will show how dunking should be done at 5 o'clock every week. Don't miss this lesson. Millions are learning daily how to properly dunk. . —o— Out-of-town members so far signed up in the Algona Dunking Unit are 'Mr. and Mrs. Joe Cink, Sexton; Ernie Olson, C. J.'Wer- mersen, Fort Dodge; Lloyd Smith, LuVerne; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Goche and Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Ruby, Bancroft; Harvey Simpson, Whittemore; Lester T. Mueller, Bode; Lewis Broesder, Irvington; Julius Funnemark and Alvia Funnemark, Wesley; Mary Armstrong, Lisbon, N. D.; Mrs. Ray Hogan, Corwith;xT-Sgt. Florian i,. Ncuroth, Chanuto Field, 111. The Algona charter members of the Algona Dunking Unit will be printed 'next week. Irivington Youths Get Together in Texas Irvington: Two former Irvington youths, Kenneth Asa and Donald Hiller, are both stationed 'at San Antonio, Texas, and are permitted to see and visit with each cither occasionally. Kenneth is at the airfield where he is receiving flying instructions and Don is at a veterans' hospital recuperating from wounds received in batles somewhere in the European area. Both boys were enrolled at the local school and now, after several years, their .paths cross again in distant places under much different circumstances. Phyllis Robison Is [rvington Champion Irvington: Phyllis Robison won ;he township spelling contest held last week at the Irvington school and represented Irvington township at the county meet. Phyllis s the grand-daughter of Mr. and VIrs. Rome Robison and makes her lorne with them. She attends the center school and Miss Marie Er- jelding is her teacher. Richard VIcGinnis, of the Irvington school, )laced second and was the" alter- late at the county match. Miss iielen Leigh is now teacher at No. 9. H.W.POST • Dray and Transfer Storage of all kinds • Long distance hauling. Every load Insured against loss or damage. Equipped to do all kinds of drayiiig and hauling. COUGHS due to colds are eased, sticky phlegm loosened up, irritated upper breathing passages are soothed ana relieved, by rubbing Vicks VapoRub on throat, chest and back at bedtime. 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SEE US BQHANNQN 103 AUjonu, Iowa • ' 3- fituwayHfe, In* lahl son 6* Mfc and MM, Fred Frihk, was bapttfed Jluadu^ at the Falrvllte Ivuthetfan chu"iC6h.,§pftn9« ors Mtefe Mrs. Waller Wegenef and C. M 4 Frink. Diftner jUfetS included, the Gilbert fileckwenft family ot Maple Hill> the Oefhart Wlttkopf family of Algbtia, Mr, and OWrtfT Ed Grelrfert of wiiitte- moreyMft and Mrs, -Ervln- Frinfc' aftd family, Arnold Hantelirian, thp Rev. and Mrs.- A.***. Rehder and two sons, John Wegener, the Walter W.egeher family and C;'M. Frink.' Mrs. Relnhold Sumach, of Whittemore, assisted Mrs. FWnk with the dinner. Fenton US W Elected Officers For 1945 . Fenton: The United Service Women met Friday afternoon ifi the school basement. Th|s was a sewing and business meeting* combined. The organization will gladly receive any donation of blankets for interlining and "any clean woolen material. -afitof - wfc* a ,aiidnef8f > M*8,"Wiiibett Houde**! vies Mn. 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