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Atfaitti, teftt, Afiffl I& IMS tipper 9 North Dodge Street 3. W. HAGGARD & R. B. WALLER, Publishers Entered as Second Class Matter at the Postofflce K Algona, Iowa, under act of Congress of March 3, 1879. Issued Weekly. NATIONAL SDITORIAL- <n * r W-ASSOaATIOM 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 Richard Sheldon -fc Robert Ditsworth Russell B. Waller * Paul Arne Pedersen they overran—and don't forget, they started it! )(.}£}{. Frank Jaqua In Humboldt Republican The editor of the Humboldt papers Is not bloodthirsty nor vindictive, yet believes that we should show a little realism in international affairs, and especially in dealing with nations such as Germany has shown herself to be. If a citizen of the United States should go on a rampage (some of them have) such as Germany went on—twice—he would be hanged by the neck until dead. The same rule should apply In international affairs. Germany must be punished not only because of her sins, but as a warning to other nations that feel the urge to go on a spree of world killing for their own benefit. Not that all the Germans should be massacred. But the leaders who drove the people there into the,war should be eliminated. The people who suffered themselves to be driven into the ranks of the German army should in a measure pay for the damage they have done. Germany can never pay for the damage she has done. But she must be made to suffer for her work, and repay so far as it lies in her power. • Ndt Much of Anything 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 By J. W. Haggard What to Do With Germany Now that the war in Europe seems to have been decided in favor of the Allies many of us are wondering who will rebuild Europe, much of which is in shambles. Not only Germany, Russia, Italy, England, France, and most of the smaller countries, lie in ruins. The work of many centuries has been ruined at the hands of u maniacal paper hanger who lusted for power and loot. Of course the German people backed the crazy man up or he never would have made first base, and of course Germany should be made to rebuild the cities and countryside that she has so wantonly destroyed. But the property damage is the smaller part of the destruction. The butchery of millions of men as well as helpless women and children can never be atoned fqr by Hitler and his crew of bloodthirsty bandits. Of course in all justice they should be made to rebuild the countries they have ruined without any reason. Hell yawns for these German robbers nad murderers who will shame even the devil when they all meet in that warm climate, from which place they must have originally been spawned. Anthony Eden, the British statesman, said the other day in Parliament that when Hitler is eventually captured if the gun of one of his captors should accidentally discharge the soldier would not be prosecuted. In other words he should be shot rather than captured. Well, anyway here is what Jarnigan of the Storm Lake Pilot-Tribune has to say about the Germans restoring the countries they have ruined: # * * Well, once again ye editor is lined up with the majority of lowans in one of the perplexing problems which must be settled after the war. The Des Moines Sunday Register's Iowa poll discloses that the larger number favor compelling Germans to rebuild the Europe they have destroyed. We were not asked to vote in this poll but that's the way we would have expressed ourselves for that's our sentiment exactly. Unquestionably that's the Russian idea, too. And as Russia is going to have lots to say about the after-the-war adjustments, we might as well vote to string along with Joe Stalin even if we were not sure that in this particular case, the Reds are right. Don't forget that the biggest objective of oxir future years is to prevent wars. That cannot be done if we grow soft toward the nazi war-makers after we have them licked •which will be soon, we think. We've got to make the going so tough for the Germans •when peace comes that they'll never again start to subdue the world. How can we best do that. By insisting that they take an active part in restoring what they have destroyed. This can only be partially accomplished, of course. This war has wrought destruction that can never be restored. The thousands of men, women and children killed can never be replaced. But we can make sure that nothing like this is ever repeated. The best way we can suggest to bring about future peace is to make war so unpopular, German militarists will never attempt it again. Hard labor in Russia and other countries so ruthlessly wrecked is too good for the nazis. Such words as "enslavement" have no place in the discussion. If the nazis are to •be "enslaved," they will be getting only the treatment they have inflicted upon countries Loyal to His Old Gang Vice President Harry Truman was never very popular with this writer, even though we did vote for him last fall along with President Roosevelt. Although as a member of the United States Senate he seemed to have a fairly good record, there always remained the fact that r.e was a protege of Tom Pendergast the big political boss of Kansas City, who started Truman on his political career. It will be remembered that Pendergast was convicted of graft charges and served a long term in the penitentiary, afterwards dying a short time after his release from prison. Truman, who was supported for local office by the Pendergast gang, apparently swore allegiance to his benefactor and was found at all times politically on the Pendergast side of the fence. So far as we ever heard Truman's worst crime was in the fact that he supported Pendergast men. Last week Vice President Truman had occasion to show that he still remained loyal to his old crowd, by turning thumbs down on the Kansas City lawyer, Maurice G. Milligan, who prosecuted Pendergast and sent him to the pen. Mr. Milligan, who is the United States attorney for the western district of Missouri, came up for reappointment and Truman has asked President Roosevelt to turn him down and appoint someone else. Mr. Milligan is said to be a competent man and no reason for turning him down is given other than that he has held the office long enough. No other man has been suggested by Mr. Tru, man. The Vice President has in this matter called attention to the fact that he is still loyal to the old Pendergast machine, which it would seem it might have been wiser for him to forget, as long as there are so many of us who may have a lingering thought that Mr. Truman may have absorbed more of the old Pendergast atmosphere than is good for him. Opinions of Other Editors Closing the Night Spots The Sac Sun: It is claimed that one of the reasons for the order to close night spots at 12 o'clock, midnight, is to appease the wrath of some of the boys in the front lines who gripe about it. We don't blame them. Those boys who are fighting mud and snow and death, placing their lives on the barter list to insure our American way of living, aren't able to enjoy.night clubs. There aren't any where they are spending their nights. They can't feel right about the folks back home who are making whoopy in the beer gardens until the wee small hours of the morning while they have to pay the price for freedom. And then further, it is said that only 2 per cent of the people back here at home frequent the night spots later than 12 o'clock. If that is the case, certainly there is no justification for keeping them open later than that hour. We believe the order is within reason and that there should be little complaint about it on the part of the public. We Arc "Insulted" Daily Northwood Anchor: The Estherville News wants to know who remembers away back When a statement of account due was aggrievedly looked upon as a "dun" and anyone who received one pretended to be "insulted." There was also the belligerent individual with fire in his eye who appeared in person with his statement of hitherto uncollectible account and after disputing its cor- lectness loudly announced that anyway he was "always good for it." Ah me! What excitement we miss now that education and understanding has somewhat advanced. rft fft rfl A Just Retribution Sioux City Journal: The Germans are screaming and whining over the allied bombing of Berlin when it was packed with refugees. They've forgotten that when their panzer divisions crashed into France their tanks were driven over the bodies of old men, women and children struggling along the highways in a panic of fear and horror. Killing Off Man Power Webster City Journal: President Roosevelt and his top men complain of a manpower shortage while the president insists upon adhering to the wage and hour law which penalizes employers who employ men more than 40 hours a week. If the law were held in abeyance for the duration a long step would be taken toward solving the manpower shortage. Orton Sneers at Wallace Critics By Clark Orton To the Editor: And now comes the Humboldt Republican right out into the open and admits that our Henry Wallace is an honest man. Editor Jaqua even goes farther and writes: "Henry Wallace's ideals are excellent. No one will dispute that." Many other kindly expressions are enumerated by this Republican paper in its article, but like all good republicans, Editor Jaqua has his doubts. His principal brain teaser runs as follows: "There are no provisions made to make the outgo meet the income." I am afraid Mr. Jaqua is thinking and writing in reverse. Henry Wallace's idea is to promote 60 millions of jobs to make the income meet the outgo. Obviously there can be no outgo until there is an income. However the editor of the Humboldt Republican has made an excellent start. We hope that it will have some effect on the Tory Republican press down Eagle Grove and Webster City way, and by way of encouragement I will quote a few editorials from my political scrap book: Mark Ethridge, editor of the Louisville Courier Journal, in an address before the Georgia Academy of Political and Social Sciences in his castigation of Democratic Senators Byrd of Virginia, Bailey of North Carolina, McKeller of Tennessee and Connelly of Texas who voted with the Iowa delegation (except Senator Wilson) to stab ther fellow lowan in the back, said: "The hope of the south does not lie in men like that. They do not represent what its people are thinking and they do not advocate the extension of democracy. . . . The hope of the south is in men like Wallace, etc." Facts for Farmers, a New York weekly, says: "Wallace himself has tried to avoid turning the fracus into a battle between liberals and conservatives." He has the confidence of millions of Americans, business men, workers and farmers. Wallace is a symbol of unity—and unity is a national necessity, but the senators who have rallied to Jesse Jones are the very group who have so consistently promoted disunity." President Roosevelt said: "America, its people and its government need Henry Wallace now more than ever before." Senator F. Guffy of Pennsylvania said: "If a republican-democratic alliance brings about the rejection of Henry Wallace, the people will know exactly what it means. In their own good time they will act. Mr. Wallace's sin is that he has never knuckled under to special interests. It is not Mr. Wallace's competence which is on trial before this congress. It is the congress which is on trial before the people." Gordon Roth, commentator over the Northwestern Network: "The outcome of this fight will decide your economic future. It will decide whether you will have a chance to go on making a decent, honest living or be forced into another depression." I. F. Stone writing for the newspaper, P. M.: "It is not Wallace who lacks faith in free enterprise; it is the opposite to Wallace. Wallace believes that a combination of government direction and private enterprise can achieve full employment in America." The Farmers Union Herald of St. Paul said: "Today's fight against Wallace is not a fight against a man. It is a fight to maintain monopoly after the war, a fight to return to a system of scarcity in which a few can profit while a miserable one-third continue to be ill-fed, ill-clothed and ill-housed." Don't let the coalition of Southern democrats and Northern Tory republicans think for an instant that they have Henry Wallace laid on the undertaker's shelf. Henry has not yet begun to fight. Mayor J. T. Waite was down from Fenton the other day am he had a nice fresh cigar and ) was burning on one end and he was on the other end and everything was hunky dory and 1 am reminded of the year 1 lived in Fenton every time I'd meet the mayor and his cigar wasn't lighted I'd hurry and scratch a match and light his cigar because oh account of he was always cross when there was no fire in his cigar, and I was afraid he mlghi have me stuck In the hoosegow during one of his cross spells. T was sure glad to see his honor the other day and he's still a darned good mayor and cigar smoker, so to speak. —o— There was a session of Gulpers met here the other day and there 1 was Bob Loss of the AAA, Ray Schilmoeller, representing the farmers, Dana Paxson and his pipe representing insurance, Joe Bradley of implement complexes and me representing the press and we gulped and the subjects were way above my head because on account of I was the dumbest guy there except about gulping. But I got in my nickel's worth about the gulping angle and they, all proved good students and they were so tickled about it all that they pretty near got' into a scrop to see who would pay for my gulping. Oscar Norland of the Titonka neighborhood came in the other day and joined up with the Gulpers because on account of he says Ernie Petersen, a Dane who lives in his neighborhood, was always bragging about being so good a gulper and Oscar didn't want an> Dane to have anything on the Norwegians. I neglected to ask Oscar if he was a bowler because If t only had 10 per cent of the money spent fof new duds, male and female, which were worh and strutted around in Easter Sunday I'd have a new car, and put $2000 In the bank. Yep, with many good folks, Easter is only a day In which to put on new rags, so to speak, and maybe a lot of the folks who go to church that day to show off the new duds Avail until next year's Easter to show off some more new duds again, Funny worldj ain't it? But at 'that they're nice folks, regardless, but so may be a lot of other folks who ain't got no new Easter duds but go to church anyway. A. C. Blerstedt, Titonka, was In and he's going to read this sheet for another year and he SUM has a good constitution and looks healthy and he deals in certain products which includes- medicinal properties and he said 1 might get a pill if I needed it though he hoped I didn't need one and so J signed him up in the Gulpers and ! asked him how come the "d" in Bierstedt and he said he knew it wasn't an essential letter but his ;randfather brought it over from he old country and so he kept it n his name even if it stood for 'darn" so to speak'. Whittemore Item* CARL BIRTHDAY WEDNESDAY A numfcer 6f relatives and friends gathered at the home of Mr. and Mfs. Carl Zumach Wed* nesday evening to help celebrate Carl's birthday. Those attending were Mr. rind Mrs. Frank SchalUn of Algona; Mr. and Mrs. Hermah Luedtke of Fen-ton; Mr and Mrs. Herman Zumach and Mr. -and Mrs. Reinhard Zumach of Whit- temorej Mr. and Mrs. John Schal- lin, Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Mittag, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Boettcher. Mr. and Mrs. Alex Radig, Mr, and Mr$ Herman Relsner, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur. Rusch, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Zumach and family, Mr. and Mrs. Ar.thur Zumach and famUy, Mrs. Lydia Wetzol and Mrs. Clara Pompe. High score prizes at 500 were won by German Reisner and Mrs. Frank Schallin; low went to Mr. and Mrs. ,Wm. Zumach and Mrs. Radig received the travel prize. 86ft 'rf ttt, find „ Mflfe -'11* SffU66k6f 6£ f efttbtt. f }ie ding Will be Sunday, Apt-It '8, at 2:3(7 at the ImmaHuel Lutheran fihurch With flfiV. A. F, OttO pBf- forming' the ceremony. "Carl Zumach and Mrs. . Boettlnger went to St. 1 Paul. Minn., by bus Sunday 1 to attend the funeral of the letter's cousin, Ben Schallin, who was killed in an accident Wednesday and the funeral was to be held Monday morning. Cause of the accident is not known here. Ben Is the son of Carl Sdhallin of St. Paul and a nephew of John Schallin here. of All kinds Long distance hauling. Bv«ry load Irtsuted against )o«* or damage, mgulpptid to, do all kinds of draylng and haul* ing. Ernie is, champion recent tournament, that's what singles in a and if Oscar should develop gulping proclivities to beat Ernie, the Dane would at least have the bowling record to fall back on. But both of those guys are pretty good guys at that, regardless of their being Scandihoovians, so to speak. Friday morning-, how early, "Dutch" don't know Lorenz said he saw a cock pheasant parading the street at the corner of Jones and State but when the pheasant saw "Dutch" he took to wing and sailed right over the building and there was "Dutch," no gun with which to annihilate the bird and when I asked him was he sure he could hit a flying pheasant, "Dutch" just withered me up with a glance full of contempt because on account of he says he's a good shot. But what business has a pheasant got in town with? to begin Mary Rich and Rita MeDancI, of the Algona Dunking Unit, are about to organize a ladies auxiliary to the unit in Algona, because on account of there are some ladies who are expert dunk- ers, others who want to do their dunking according to regulations,, and it is a fact that the lady dunk- er is much the more refined about her dunking than the common man, so to speak. For instance the ladies know just at what angle to pitch their little finger while they are soaking the donut. So a committee made up of Mrs. Gaylord D. Shumway, Mrs. Orville Hedrick, Mrs H. Guderian, Mrs. W. W. Sullivan, Mrs. George Gunder, Sr., Mrs. A. M. Anderson, Mrs. C. H. Heard, Mrs. Joe Tschetter and Mrs. Chris Reese is about to organize the Algona Dunking Auxiliary. Next week at 8 o'clock officers will be elected and a theme song selected and nightly lessons in dunking will be given by members of the Auxiliary to potential women dunkers, so to speak —o— The Auxiliary committee for the right stance of the little finger when, dunking will be Misses Mary Miller, Delores Gdilenfeldt, Pauline Sankey, Mrs. Arlovin Leanaugle, Mrs. W. Strucker, Mrs. O. L. Dains, Mrs. Douglas Wilden, Mrs. Edward Rich, Mrs. Esther Thaves, Mrs. O. L. Humphrey and Mrs, Myrtle Schaffer and they will hold classes weekly for the proper direction of the little finger, the proper crook, etc., when dunking. Algona charter members of the local Dunking Unit are Harry Helmke, George McMahon, Merton Christenson, George Dettman, Jack Hawley, Ray Webb, Rev. Leo Best, George W. Gunder, Anton Sorensen, Dr. McCorkle, Walter Bowman, A. F. Thompson, Loren Brown, A. Hungerford, Dallas Klein, K. W. Rutledge, H. E. Broadwell, Cap Strayer, W. E, Baker, W. W. Sullivan, Robert Bell, Omar McMahon, Edward Rich, Rev. N. A. Price, Douglas Wilden, B. D. Sandberg, Walt Hall, Holman Anderson, Firm Sewick, Clarence Berema, Charles J. Steil, Joe Anderson, Will Drayton, L. W. McMahon, Sam Haag, Chris P. Hanson, Sam Medin, Julius Baas, Al Thompson, L. S. Thompson and Antone Johnson. There is no question as to the citizenship of these worthy charter members of the Algona Unit and many of them are also Gulpers and which, of course, makes them all the more apt members ; of the dunking organization. One soldier and seven civilians were holding down the fence along the Iowa State Bank Friday and maybe if they hadn't held on to it the fence might have fallen into the barber shop and Charley Clement and "Soup" Briggs both say "Don't Fence Me In." And Saturday forenoon for two hours Clarence Morrall sat on the top rung of the fence to hold it in place and he said he was only waiting till the sun came high enough so it would shine on the fence by the Mainliner and he'd move over there and hold that down but be insisted on sun. Maybe we should start a Fence Holding Down Corporation in/AJ* gona maybe. SEXTON NEWS Gssxsxttxxyx^^ Mr. and Mrs. Leo Steven and family of near Woden spent Easter Sunday with relatives here. Little Loren Steven of •Mapleton, Minn., spent Monday afternoon with his grandmother, Mrs. Sarah Wise. Andrew Huff, little son of Mr. and Mrs. John Huff, spent Saturday evening with his grandmother and Uncle Bill Huff. Mrs.- Art Bleckwen and daughter Deloris of Fenton were Sunday afternoon callers at the home of Mrs. Pearl Buekema and family. Darrell and Rhonda Hammond were Saturday dinner guests and Visitors with their grandmother and aunt, Mrs. Sarah Wise and Drusie Noble. Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd H. Steven and family of Mapleton, Minn., attended the funeral of Lloyd's grandfather, James Steven, Monday afternoon. Mrs. Wm. Kirschbaum returned to her home here Sunday after spending the winter months with her daughter, Mrs. Harry Melaney and other relatives at Mason City. Mr. and Mrs. August Kirschbaum attended a family" dinner at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Wilson near Kanawha in honor of the Wilson son home on furlough. ' faster services'at the Methodist' church Sunday morning were well attended and baptismal services were held for Byron Lee, six months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Zwiefel. A number of Sexton people attended the funeral of James Steven, 89, father of Harvey Steven, at the Corwith church Monday afternoon. He died Friday night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George Wermersen at Miller, S. D, Grandpa Steven was well known by many here during his stay at the home of his son Harvey. Eleanor Pompe of Waterloo spent a few days the past week at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Kressin. Mr. and Mrs, A, Lusman and Darlene were 'business visitors at Fort Dodge Thursday. Mrs. Lusman consulted a ' doctor concerning her sinus trouble. • A miscellaneous shower was held at the Immanuel Lutheran school Sunday for Marian Hint,!. Bunco was played at 11 tables and high score prize went to Mrs. Nick Gengler, low to Kathleen Rusch and Bertha Potratz of Whittemore received the guest prize. Announcement has been made of the approaching- marriage of Marian Mae, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Hintz, to Victor L., Townsend Flash By Mrs. A. M. Anderson Some people have supposed that the Townsend Plan was to guarantee a certain old-age pension amount, and then leave to the government the problem or financing it. As we know, -the plan in this respect is just the reverse. The funds would be collected first, then disbursed, so that no financial problem of this sort would remain to be solved. Finally, the plan would repeal those provisions of the existing social security system which it would replace, namely the provision for old-age assistance ,and old age insurance, and the payroll taxes now collected for such purposes. The plan would not only make these unnecessary, but would furnish much more quate old age benefits. ade- Adv. 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