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aJtt&SLt&.d ^aja^^^S^^tenJByyyjBiftiM Wv^cmi He£ jfttotats 9 North Dodge Street J W ' HAGGARD & R. B. WALLER, Publishers Entered as Second Class Matter at the Postoffice at Algona, Iowa, under act of Congress of March B 3, 1879. Issued Weekly. RAVINGS bv RttSS Clicking have ottly flrf!fl«»fl* eligible w Second Place, General Excellence, Iowa Press, 1940 First Place Award Win* tier, 1933, Iowa's Most Outstanding Weekly, Judged by State University of Iowa THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES SERVICE FLAG Richard Sheldon -K Robert Ditsworth Russell B. Waller -K Paul Arne Pedersen -K SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO. ..$2.50 One Year, In advance .--••• Upper DCS Moines and Kossuth County Advance in combination, per year ?4.00 Single Copies -. SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTM One Year in advance ..$3.00 UUc 1 cat iii a^t vnii^*- -— . _ 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 Roosevelt A Martyr President Roosevelt at last was compelled by death to lay clown the heavy burden of war when sudden death claimed his life at Warm Springs, Georgia, last week. Of course it has been apparent to most that lie has boon a sick man for months. But he bravely carried on and would not surrender until his great heart and brain refused to longer function. It may truly be said that he died for his country. His friends never doubted him when he said in last Call's campaign that he would prefer to retire to his home at Hyde Park and rest but could not but feel that he was deserting his post in -lime of war. When he was called the "indispensable" man during the campaign and the one man who could satisfactorily deal with our European allies in the delicate world adjustments yet to come with peace it was indeed a true statement, which may be all too soon shown. President Roosevelt may have been a poor business man, but in international matters he certainly excelled. A multi-millionaire himself he always stood for the interests of labor, and to some it seemed that he verged on the edge of allowing the labor lords to have their way in government. However, he may have been criticized during life, few will deny that he will take a place in history along with Lincoln, Washington and other great presidents. Our new president, Harry Truman, will indeed find it hard to fill the Roosevelt shoes, and we should all fall in and help him out when possible during these critical war days. coffin nails" and telling of their deadly effects on the Ill-fated smoker. For some pars it was considered almost a capital offense to> be^ caught In the act of smoking one of the little white "coffin nails" and most of the smokers stayed behind closed doors while smoking. It may foe that gradually it dawned on most folks that the cig- aret ban had been a trifle over-played in the effort to control our neighbors' habits. At any rate It now seems that cigarets are rated as a necessity on about par with bread by the government and provision has been made to see that the constant flow of cigarets to our boys m uniform is not interrupted come hell or high water. The black market in cigarets is regarded as seriously as the black market in food, and recently a number of profiteers in cigarets in France were sentenced to long terms in prison for dealing in Ihe "coffin nails", selling them to our boys at fabulous prices. Practically all of the soldiers and the younger -generation at home now regard cigaret smoking as a necessity. This includes the young women of the country as well as the boys. The other day it developed that Sweden is receiving three times as many cigarets from the United States as before the war and it has been whispered that the excess cigs are perhaps being sent on to Germany <and the matter is liable to be a subject for the United States state department to investigate. It is certainly a terrible situation and requires the most thorough investigation. President Roosevelt, who was an inveterate smoker himself, could always be depended upon to see that our boys received all of the necessities of life. It is evident that the fight on cigaret smoking has worked in reverse. So many people object to being told what they may smoke />r drink, and refuse to follow orders. Price Control After War That the control o£ prices for most commodities should be continued after peace is won, has been a main subject for discussion of iate with peace coming nearer each day. A little thought we think will convince most people that it would be entirely unsafe to remove price ceilings the moment that'the war is ended. Senator Hickenlocper, who generally has his feet on the ground, said in an interview in Washington that price controls should be continued after the war until the supply of civilian goods approximates the pent-up demand for them. Sketching a rough graph on yellow copy paper, Hickenlooper visually interpreted for a reporter the inflationary 'boom which followed the first world war. And then he cautioned against releasing the price control ibrakes this time until the upward pressure diminishes. There are going to 'be 'billions of dollars in the people's pockets and the patriotic resistances against spending it will have vanished with the war," he said. "The folks will want new cars, new radios, new carpet sweepers, and they'll be %villing to pay .bonuses to get them. If prices can be kept relatively stable, though, until the factories are able to turn out these things in amounts which 'begin to meet the demand, there won't be so much reckless spending. "If people find they can wait a few weeks •or a few months to get the things they want without paying a premium, I think they'll prefer to wait." Hickenlooper declined to say exactly how long he thought prices should be kept under government control. He said that depends on the speed of reconversion. A I 'His dftitl* - A LlttU of tkat » Not Much of Anything Of all the batters I've gotten taking pictures for the paper 1- sure got the tolggest bang out of a trip to St. Joe Friday when, with the assistance of Mary Frances Carney, there were flve views taken of student groups in the St. Joe high school and 1 was all tickled about it because/ on account of they've got the nicest girls in that school, till 'good looking, and I like good looking girls, and if I Opinions of Other Editors The High Cost of War Here we have been depending on our former senator, Guy Gillette, as chairman of the surplus war goods committee to sell the billions of dollars of surplus war material to the best advantage, and now the Pathfinder Magazine conies out with a story of the sale of 150 slightly used desks that cost the government $25 and $30 each and were sold for $9 each. It is said according to the magazine that Uncle Sam is getting ten per cent or less of the cost price in his sale of surplus war goods. There will be many billions of dollars worth of war surplus goods disposed of during the next few years. Here is •another story current in Washington. In the navy yard there an employee moaned that on the basis of actual working time he puts ir. as a first grade machinist, he draws $63 an hour. He says that it has gotten so the machine shop crane man blows a whistle when he sees the bosses coming, so they can all try to find something to do while the bosses are present. In Beacon, N, Y., Secretary of the Treasury Morgenthau reported: "The war to date has cost us 238 billions, about seven times the cost of World War I to us through June 30, 1919." That, he said, is the actual cash outlay. Income tax payers carry much of the burden, he indicated, and reported that the number o£ individual taxpayers had increased from four millions before the start of the defense program to more than fifty millions today. Heavy as the taxation is, however, we are paying only FORTY- SIX oer cent of the war's current costs. Of course our Guy is not running the treasury, but he had better keep his eye peeled for graft in selling the surplus property stuff. Vie depend on him. Cigarets Now A Necessity A few years ago the W. C. T. U. and other sjrrjr-f^r ^irs,,r<^ STA^-«-. «*-*«. Come On Home, John Webster City Freeman: The ship-building industry along the Pacific coast seems to be concluded, as reports coming from Portland, Oregon, say: "Men from the middle west who flocked here at the start of the war to build ships are on their way home by the thousands." That would seem to indicate that Washington is of the opinion that we have enough ships to finish the job in the Pacific ocean battle area. Not a Business Man Humboldt Independent: A St. Louis newspaper recently published an editorial that attempted to prove that Henry Wallace is a financial wizard. It argued that he is wealthy because of his financial ability. The truth is that as a business man Henry Wallace is a "flop." He lost the fortune he inherited in a venture that any sound business man would have avoided. Also it is true that he is wealthy—made so by his discovery of the secret of breeding what is known as hybrid corn. That was a laboratory triumph and not a business success. Henry Wallace should have his due, but to argue that he is a sound business man is folly. The Register Strike Britt Tribune: So far as I an see there is no difference between these striking unions of the Des Moiues Register and the Dillinger and other gangs of bandits of yesteryear. Timing the strike just prior to Easter, when the spring openings are being 'held and advertising is running high, and robbing their employers (The Register and Tribune Co.) of thousands of dollars of advertising revenue, it would appear the strike is double fold—to settle which of the two unions will be bargaining agent and to demonstrate, with peradvertence, to the Register the power they possess. The unions evidently are looking into the future when they will be bargaining with the Register and Tribune Co. for a new contract. The bandit who would be so bold as to go into the Register building, blow up the safe and take the contents, is a gentleman in comparison, it my judgment is correct. Anyway burglary can be covered by insurance. Where, and by what can the Register and Tribune re- wasn't so darned old maybe they'd like me, too, and we had a lot of photograph material so got Maurice Bormann 'and Donald Reding to lug 'em for us and they belong to the luggers' union and drew down time and a half and which I owe 'em so to speak and we finally took five pictures of the good looking 'girls and the boys with overalls on. And we went into a nice room with a piano In it and there was Kathryn Kirsch and she sat at the piano and we took her picture and before .we snapped the' camera I sat dow'i to the piano and thrilled the Sisters and the students with my artistic two finger solo and which Kathryn said was wonderful, —o—• And we saw about fifty of the St. Joe students and they marveled that somebody didn't shoot me because on account of 1 was always shooting off -my gazabo, so to speak, but they all knew about the Amalgamated Association of Coffee Gulpers and I've signed up 23 members so far. I may drop down to St. Joe next week and sign up the whole school because on account of the igulpers is a good organization to belong to. The St. Joe School Gulpers Club elected Leonard McGuire president; Francis Erpelding, vice president; Darwin Hammer, secretary, and John Capesius treasurer. The 'board of directors is made up of Alfred Zeller, Robert Kirsch and Ernest Gales. Not to be outdone by ,the boys the pretty gulpers got together and organized the St. Joe School Gulpers Auxiliary with Marjorie Gales, president; Martha Thilges, vice president; Helen Bormann, secretary; Germain e Becker treasurer. The board of directors constitute Betty Jane Borman Stella Mae Reding, Arlene Fabei and Charlotte Claus. The committee to select the Auxiliary theme song is Irma Becker, Cecelia Schmfdt and Anne Malkmus The committee to write the bylaws is Kathleen Bormann, Nellie Malkmus and Kathryn Kirsch. Both .the Gulpers Club and the Gulpers Auxiliary will meet next week at 3 p. m. —o— And while driving to St. Joe my old bus 'got all het up about it and boiled over and sprayed rriy windshield with tears and I felt sorry for the old bus and stopped at Bill Hammer's station and he dug up some aqua pura and poured it into the radiator and the old bus heaved assign of relief a purred all the' "way'to Algol. And which proves that when Bill prescribes and attends to the idic- syncracies of an old bus he gets results and he didn't even charge me a cent and it looks like maybe he and I should gulp a glass of buttermilk and for which I should dig up, so to speak —o— I was offered a job on the city pay roll by the new city administration and it was nice of Mayor Kohlhaas to remember me but I got a job, so to speak, but he thought I'd make -a good city dog catcher and I admit I was kinder afraid of that job 'because on account of some dogs like me while other dogs seem to think more of the calf of an otherwise nice leg and they take a nip at it every chance they get and I'd hate to have to catch one of those curs so I.turned the offer down. Bui there is need of a good dog catcher in Algona because on ac- count of 1 note a'lat of them have no collar, carry no license, and that isn't fair> the maflwho owns a dog and pays his license every year, The Rotarlarii) and th6 ttiwftrt- ians met and ate together last Thursday and there was plenty booing which indicates that It was a nne and (friendly meeting and the goose hung high and the group singing was good because on account of Beecher Lane directed and he chose the -Iowa corn song .because the two clubs «ould sing that • without any competitive feeling for loud yelling being, evident. I sat and ate W 1th and listened to Kiwanians Bill Vigors, Albert Grahzow, A. L. Long, Hoi- man Anderson and Dana Paxson and they almost had me believing I should get away from a wheel chair 'group and they said my bass voice would flt In fine with their group singing and Dr. Wallace admitted I was a fine basso but he looked at me kind-of funny i when he said it and then there was a spelling match and the Ho- ' tarians won by one 'point ana maybe that was because I spelled my word right, and Don Miller was the pronouncer and he s good at it but I noticed he always looked in the book to see if the word was spelled right and Dr. Cretzmeyer, Kiwanis boss, said he liked singing belter 'n spelling but he didn't miss his word and neither did Charley LaBarre, Joe Harig, Bob McConnell, H. W. Miller, Phil Kohlhaas, Charley Murtagh or both Senior or Junior Bill Barry and I'm beginning to believe that there are some good spellers m the club as well as good singers. , also Joift wp»n jtfa&fV t upWs stick TweU/ts thei* hi [recent ftwnths 1 have MeV m> with a lot of meft whft boast false teeth and they are all m 1 *av<rf 61 organizing, so to Speak. •tin tit Lotie tteek Art has a poster hanging in hU gro eery store which is iplenty clever as Well as Ifutbful. So reads the sign: OPA Is Touffli If you haven't your ration book ,.'7<A PLUMBJNC AND Hfitaltf& PUMPS AND WINDMILLS Phone 255 at Algona U -- It will be remembered that a couple ' of weeks ago we had a near blizzard here and 12 inches of snow fell and it was heavy ~and wet snow and weighed plenty. Lloyd Hawback said he asked C. U. Pollard to figure and estimate the tonnage of snow on the court house lawn and walks and Clarence said there was at least 300 tons if Lloyd shoveled 50 tons a day it would take a week to move it. So the Soft Water Cistern- Heating and Snow Melting Corporation did some figuring and 300 tons meant 600,000 pounds of snow on the court house lawn and that meant 10 pounds melted to the gallon, a total of 323 barrels of soft water, so it is hoped to -lave the piping put in this summer so we can save all that soft water for the swimming pool and also to save Lloyd and me a lot of heavy lifting and shoveling next winter. —o— I have decided to organize another club in Kossuth county to be known as the Clicker Club and the membership to consist of those of us who carry false teeth around with us and therefore do MEALS TURNED TO GAS A GASi FACTORY; One lady said recently that her stomach used to be like a "gas factory!" That is, when she ate a meal it seemed to turn, right into gas. She was always bloated, had awful stomach gas pains, daily headaches and constant irregular bowel action. Now, however, this lady says she is FREE OF STOMACH GAS and she says the change is due to talcing SYS-TONE. Her meals agree with her. No gas or bloat after eating. Headaches and constipation are gone. "Oh! what relief" states this lady. "Why don't other gas and constipation sufferers get SYS-TONE?" SYS-TONE contains 12 Great Herbs; they cleanse 'bowels, clear gas from stomach, act on sluggish liver and kidneys. Miserable people soon feel different all over. So don't go on suffering! Get SYS-TONE. Lusby & Giossi Drug Store. II Here's What It Takes For A CREDIT Capitol News Washington, D . Dolliver C., April the Iowa m u refem'ceto?he urgent need for raising the floor Uwasrcommene that the floor price on be raised to $13.75 per hundredweight (Chi- bass ^mediately, and that all weight l.m- t= be removed However, if this were not pos- or rice b- situation. The Iowa members voted unanimously for an investigation into uncalled-for induction of farm youths into the armed forces. Congress is ver™sensitive to the needs of agriculture these days, Dolliver observed ; Congressman Dolliver is reminding the families of men who have \lied In the service that flags for burial or memorial purposes, or as a keeosake in case of overseas burial, can be ob- keePSak bV applying to the Veterans ^mstra- cago support price be placed on both overweight and such a^nag c t Madrid _ Ogden an d Boone; K" ._,.. _<. calhoun county—Lake City, Hanson and Rock- City; Carroll county-Breda, Coon Rapids Carroll;.Emmet county-Armstrong, Esther- villa; City; suth — . Verne and Titonka; _ smerawou wuui" ^ .<=••-•• '"• ";_:.,,;m,, nf the eer West Bend and Emmetsourg, ^s^K^HFlHS shsssJsrEas sw^ Administration made the following announce_ f. 1 * 1 ...*:;:"::/ *„ R,,ffain renter. Lake Mills - rilB uclC5 c. further asked a positive guarantee that the floor price when fix ed be maintained through pecember, t W45^ rOTwi ^^ .mm; jsmmei COU " V JL "Vi j w«Vi=tor Hamilton county-Jewel and Webster ; expreera his" appreciation for the sugges- O f the Iowa members and assured them that Sr^^'f^^^^S^ -rS?^y?^ffcounrBelmSpow S , ^u^Wm* ffi?l ^^good^ndchoice Eagle Grove and Clarion. bScher SI aU weights up to 270 , pounds Thi d con • • -^ Congressm , n and ' bcer price will become effective immediately and con -"g^ received his win g s and ensign's timie to September 1, 1JH6 commi # # commission at. .the H.vrt Air^ ^^ You don't necessarily have to be engaged in war' work ... or be a customer of our bank ... or a previous borrower here. If you have a clear credit record in this community ... a "good name" . . , that's the most important consideration in granting a loan ____ It gives you a "credit priority" at this bank which comes ahead of all other essen^ tials for a loan application— and usually makes those other details easy to arrange ---- If you need money, see us. , IOWA STATE BANK AWSQNA Member Federal Qepostt Insurance Miller, President Harold played a major part ing the ai THE DEADLY STING of the new Douglas A-26 In- vaeter, already felt In Germany, will soon hit Japan; On all of the world's flying fronts, United Nations planes fight with Phillips' high-octane fuels. . AVIATION GASOLINE. on^oVf sable munitions of war, was an item with very small production at the beginning ofWoridW^tn.^ The7ecent situation, however, is best described in the official words of the Special Sub-Committee oti Petroleum Investigation, of the House or Representatives: J'Tbe United States has achieved the almost impossible by stebbing up its daily production (of 100-octane fuel) from 45,000 barrels tn December 1941 to • more than 500,000 barrels. In the meantime, a remarkable improvement has been accomplished in the quality of the 100- octane product." Of those who have contributed to this triumph of production; Phillips is especially proud of its record in having maintained its leading position with the handful of petroleum organizations which are the nation's largest producers of high-octane aviation fuel. ^ Everything that Phillips has learned, in research and-experience, both before and during the war, will be lavishly poured mto^our wonderfully improved postwar motor, fuels for. car owners. Wittt complete confidence, we say to you:, Expect greater postwar gasolma ' fnmPhillipsL ' . In the meantime, every time yoii see the Orange and Black Phillips 66 Shield', let it remind you that Phillips refineries... in addition to producing gasolines, lubricants, and fuel oils...are also gigantic chemical plants pouring but weapons for victory.. PHILLIPS PETROLEUM COMPANY, Bartluville, Okla. FOR VICTORY. .vBuy U. S. War Bonds^nd Stamps HARMS SUPER SERVICE STATION State and Phillips Sts.' Frank Haldeman, Operator and Manager Harms OU Co., Distributors » John N. Thul, Agent PHONE 74 — ALGONA So the cjty folks nave done it! Well. WATCH OUR W ORD comes from Washington that the fat-salvage problem has got to be licked in the small cities, the towns and on the farms. We women have to save enough used fats in our kitchens to help make munitions, medicines, fabrics, soap for military and civilian use, and many other essentials. The job, to date, has been done largely by city people, because arrangements for collecting the fats were made in the cities first, And these city folks are turning iq more than twelve million pounds a month! Now we're called on. And will the women on the farms and in the towns and small cities break that record? Don't worry— just watch our apeedt HOW TO DO ITs Save all used fats in a tin can. Keep it handy to the stove. Scrape your broilers and roasting pans, skim soups and gravies, for every drop counts. Keep solid pieces of fat, as meat trimmings and table scraps, in a bowl. Melt down once a week when your oven's going, add the liquid fat to the salvage can, Take the can to your butfher as soon as it's full. He will give you two red points and up to four cents for every pound. If you have any difficulty, call your County Agent or Home Demonstration Agent. This message is approved by WFA and OPA, and paid for by Industry, More Pounds Fats Are Needed This Year!

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