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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, April 26, 1945
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9 North Dodge Street & W. HAGGARD & R. B. WALLER, Publishers Entered as Second Class Matter at the Postofflce *t Algona, Iowa, under act of Congress of March 3, 1-679. Issued Weekly. NATIOMAUDITQRIAL-. in ir ^ ASSOCIATION IM'vi'' ivj&'o/^.- /;'^nr/?,A ing the fact that he now has two sons fighting the Germans In Europe. Is it possible that Charlie is being persecuted? Surely <a mere statement of his record in the matrimonial line could not be called persecution. After all it may be that ithe main thing against Charlie is his liking for young girls, which at times has given him a smelly background. At the second paternity trial the other day a jury of women said Joan's 'baby was Charlie's and that he must pay $75 per week for its support. The AigoftS tpflef Dai ^is^K^f^c^ ^fwl-iS-;^® N. ••:•;.:;:. -•*•..:•• - •"••''-:•.•••'. •.-'... •"••/,;•• ;.'. ; - ; ••• •. .--":•'-''. .-';. >.O\- : J-;?' >': •:'•;„>• •-^'i,-.yr(u'r ..civ/-.!;.."-'.••A:'•'i'-:-:v'.^W^a 1 -»-.r.M4'-Ji. j^^'^Ais^^iiMla^i':- 1 ' V^;. 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 -K Robert Ditsworth Russell B. Waller * Paul Arne Pedersen SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO. 'One Year, in advance $2.50 tipper 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 Adr vance in combination, per year .$5.00 No subscriptions less than 6 months. ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per inch 42c Editorial By J. W. Haggard President Truman Showing Up Well The new president of the United States, Harry S. Truman, has been in office just a week cit the lime this is being written, and we must say that so far as we are concerned, he has made a surprisingly good impression. He seems to be a modest, unassuming man, with a deep sense of the responsibilities of the presidential office at this critical time. It may be that a lot ol the Nudeal foolishness may go out the window under President Truman, although he is rated a "sensible" Nudealer, whatever that may be. Of course many people doubt there could be such an animal. Another thing about Truman is that he is not so strongly partisan that he cannot consult with the old line republicans and work with them, and is friendly with them in a personal way. His work on the Truman war investigating committee first attracted the attention of the country and showed his mettle. It was Truman, who in the first place suggested an investigation of the scandals, and who saw to it that there was to be no whitewashing. Republican Senator Ferguson of Michigan, one of the most fearless men in congress, joined the committee under the impression that Truman was playing politics. He soon learned to the contrary. Ferguson came to be a rooter on the Truman team. Time after time Truman stood up against the army and navy and the mistakes they have made at times. He showed considerable insight in condemning the "dollar a year" men in the War Production Board, whom he said were favoring their own companies in the letting of contracts. One of his most significant battles was with the War Department over some cracked airplane engine cylinders, built by the Wright company, which had been passed by army -inspectors. He at first was bucked by Under Secretary of War Patterson, and the army tried to whitewash its own mistakes. But Truman stood his ground and in the end the guilty officers were court-martialled. Such hard-header old republicans as Senator Robt. A. Taft of Ohio, who has not been in the presidential executive office since Roosevelt's inauguration, a dozen years ago called on the new •piwident at the head of a delegation of republicans ancl offered their good wishes and offered to stand ready at any time to work out any problem that may arise in a friendly manner. This group headed by Taft, included some of Ihe bitterest critics of the Roosevelt administration. It would seem that the new president is more of a hard-headed business man than he is a '.•prtMtician, and that the practical handling of the "Country's business will perhaps be on a better footing than it has for some years. Anyway, it may be that Truman will surprise us and make a wise and sensible president, after all. He certainly has a united people behind him who will uphold him in all wise policies without regard to partisanship. Charlie Likes the Girls Charlie Chaplin, the 55-year-old movie comic of Hollywood, who has become more or less notorious through affairs with young girls, having married and divorced five or six, now claims that he is being persecuted on account of politics. Recently it has been suggested that he be investigated as an "undesirable alien." He was born in England and has never become an American citizen although he has made his home here and made many millions in the movies. Charlie explains that 65 per cent of his income comes from his European royalties and that he pays income tax on that here as well as the 35 per cent earned in the United States. He claims that the pro-nazis in this country have caused ^11 of his troubles. The recent suit of Joan Barry, young girl of Hollywood who failed to prove that he was the father of her baby, he claims was instigated by pro-nazis. Charlie cites tho fact that he is loyal to this country by mention- College Sororities Criticized At last it is out, and from the mouth of a prominent college woman, Mrs. Glenn Frank, the widow of the former president of the University of Wisconsin. In an article in the Woman's Home Companion in the April issue, Mrs. Frank urged the abolition of the sorority-fraternity systems and condemned them as snobbish and undemocratic and responsible for wrecking the lives of thousands of college students. Many people have long recognized the fact that college sororities and fraternities are the cause of much unpleasantness in the schools of the country and should long ago have been abolished. Mrs. Frank who was herself a member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority has been dismissed from that sorority by the national president on account of her article. Opinions of Other Editors Great Men Debunked Humboldt Republican: Here's hoping that when our representatives meet in San Francisco to form the world league, as it might be called, they will take a leaf or two out of the books of Josef Stalin and Winston Churchill, and for the United States some of the things they have done for their nations. Of course those who are trying to mold public opinion in this section of the middlewest, will raise their hands, and say: "Hush, hush, for great men are thinking." Rats! These men have no more common sehse than some of our neighbors. It is true that, they have had greater opportunity to contact national and international affairs, but they are no more honest, no more wise and no more far-seeing than you and I. One of Iowa's greatest men once said that he could go to any county in Iowa and pick a president and cabinet that could conduct the affairs of state as well as they are being conducted. The fact is that common sense is the same wherever you find it. Ability to make wise and just decisions in critical moments can as readily be found in the country as the city. To be sure every financial failure usually imagines that he could vastly improve the world if he had the power, but the man who knows his limitations is the truly great man. He is often found in rural surroundings. The visionary fool may be in the presidency or the vice-presidency. They are not all on the street corners of the villages. Local Option Won't Work Burlington Hawkeye: We regret to see the dry forces of Iowa endeavoring to legislate local option on the sale of liquor and beer again for the simple reason that it won't work. It has been tried before without satisfaction. It invariably leads to confusion, open flaunting of the law and an increase in illegitimate traffic. We've lived in wide open territory, in bone dry territory, and under Iowa's present system of liquor control. It is our measured judgment, in observation over many years in different states and under varying conditions, that Iowa at the present time has one of the best control systems we have ever known. It needs some tightening and that's a simple matter which the legislature could remedy speedily. Dad Couldn't Make It Work Humboldt Republican: The editor of this paper does not drink intoxicants of any kind and believes in the theory of prohibition, but does not believe the local plan will improve the condition relative to the sale of intoxicating liquor in the state of Iowa today. . The writer was a very small boy when his father, G. Jaqua, returned to his Tama county home north of Traer, from the Iowa state legislature of which he was a member, rejoicing in the new prohibitory law that had been enacted. Father <beieved in total prohibition and immediately set about enforcing it. He cleaned out the saloons in Traer. 'Also he learned a lot. He was not the staunch supporter of total prohibition after his experience that he had been before. Not that ho thought less of the theory of prohibition. What he did realize was that any law not backed by public sentiment is doomed to failure even before it ds enacted. He learned that it is impossible to prevent men from drinking liquids with an ocoholic content. If they can't buy them they will make them. If they can't buy locally they will buy at a distance. But they will have their liquor. There is no doubt about that. It has been proven over and over. The weakness of prohibition is that it is based on ideals that are not workable with ithe present state of the public mind. It is right, eve.'lastingly right from an idealistic standpoint, but as the mind of humanity in this portion of the world today, it will not work. The best we can no, in the mind of this paper, is to discourage as fast as possible, the use of alcoholic drinks and strive to educate the public mind to the prohibition level. We Supply Them All Webster City Journal: Canada seems to have plenty of food for export, but Britain has preferred to get food from the United States, because she must pay cash for all received from Canada while she can get it from the United States under lend-lease, which she may figure she never will have to pay for. fft ff» fft Jaqua of Humboldt Sez: Well, under the present regime it's foolish to save, anyway. Let's all eat, drink and be merry. 9f» *** *»* Slacks of our wives oft remind us, That they are far from sublime. While they're snug 'round the middle They are much too slack behind. _ A Spending Legislature Webster City Freeman-Journal The Freeman-Journal said some time ago that the present legislature was going to spend more money than any of its predecessors. C. C. Clifton of Des Moines, than whom there is no man in the state better qualified to judge, agrees •with that statement, Mr. Clifton says that the 1945 Iowa legislature came to the end of its 96- day session with a record of spending more money than any in history," but Mr. Clifton observes that "it didn't bankrupt the state" and we ought to be thankful for that. Mr. Clifton says: "It fiadn't levy any taxes, except to add 1 cent a gallon to gasoline to be paid by motorists and used for roads. . . . With a 19 million dollars balance on hand when the session met and prospects of getting in 57 million more in the three ooint taxes—individual and corporation income Ind retail sates—in the next two years, or 76 million dollars, the legislature spent 70 miUion from the three point tax fund. . v, And JS: h the ^J^L^uarg a year to the state general n£S» for each of &e n«*t two years, £* e6t 20 waUttPfl ifeF! « yfWjof rf& *"%ifJwWi'»sft-lwp*9| w4 *8Sr purposes for which the general fund pays. The state still has a nest egg of about 7V 2 million dollars above what the legislature spent to call upon if the estimates of the state's affairs fall short before the assembly gets back in 1947," Mr. Clifton says "the increase of the gasoline tax from 3 to 4 cents a gallon, effective July 4 was the biggest surprise of the session. It came about though a coup engineered by sbuth- ern Iowa legislators, to hand it on to another road bill to circumvent the sifting • committees of both houses which were sitting on the gas tax raising bill." One good thing the legislature did was the creation of an interim committee of 12 members to study methods of equalizing the tax burden and to make recommendations to the 1947 ses- The house passed a local option beer bill and a bill to levy a 5 per cent tax on state sold liquor to give to cities and towns an estimated million dollars a year for support of law enforcement, •but the anti-local option forces were too strong in the senate to let out the beer bill sod were ore&ted lyitlj, preyeny»f —««" "*• <«•<» «"»"•• **•* A I in!* of This" A Llttit of That •< Net Mttth ef Anything ft just seems to be one • thine fter another because on account f last week I shoveled tons o£ now off my walk and this week have to mow the lawn, In fact never saw seasons run so close ogether -and with the scarcity o£ elp I can't hire men or boys to ither do the shoveling or the mowing. And I ain't too good a hoveler of snow and neither am the best sort of tractor to hitch o a lawn mower. Mart Weaver aid he'd mow my lawn for me If 'd pay the union scale which vould be two bucks for my lawn nd I ain't got that much, and "barley Heard, who lives in my lock, said he'd mow my lawn if le could do it nights but I don't >vant my snoozing disturbed and George St. John, also lives in my ilock, he said he'd put a silencer in my mower and do the job in he morning while I was eating my pancakes, and Roy Richardson aid he'd mow my lawn free for nothing if I'd mow his free for nothing. Maybe I'll have to let he lawn grow to hay and then lave Fred Kollasch come over rom Whittemore with his tractor and mower and cut the hay and tack it and I could sell It frir about $8 per ton. Say, there's an deal —o— At a meeting held last week at 2 p. m. ; the Algona Dunking Aux- liary was organized when 62 of he lady members of the Algona Dunking Unit elected officers and committee members. President ot he Algona Dunking Auxiliary is VTrs. Frank Weber; vice president, Wrs. Albert H. Peter; secretary, Mrs. Don Weaver; treasurer, Mrs. Alex Dermand; auditor, Mrs. F,. A. Mechler. The board of direc- ors consists of Mrs. A. F. Thompson, Mrs. Mads Christcnsen, Mrs Tames Magon'agil, Mrs. G. W. lackney and Mrs. Bill Heiter. A committee was also appointed to select the official theme song for he Auxiliary as follows: Mrs. H. 3. Lampright, Mrs. H. S. Troutman, Mrs. Vic Neuroth, Mrs. Eugene Cink and Mrs. Warren Mc- Vlahon. It was the general con- census of opinion at the meeting that any song would be perfectly >roper except "Don't Fence Me n" and "Pistol Packing Mamma." The theme song committee pro- >oses to select a theme song which; ; can fiddle on my fiddle because on account of they may want me ,o fiddle a tune for 'em at some 'uture meeting following a dunk- pg session. —o— Up to the present time the AI- ;ona Dunking Unit has a membership of 216. Of these dunkers ,here are 123 of Algona address and 93 members who live in Kos- pubh towns. Bancroft leads with ,welve members 'and Burt is low with only one member. Maybe the Burt folks just don't dunk their doughnuts. But Burt has a nice Gulper membership. Out-of:owners who have signed up with .he local Dunkers are: From Bancroft, Mr. and Mrs. August Meyer, Mr. and Mrs. N. S. Nemmers, Mrs. Ed Vogel, Mrs. E. LeConte, jacille Simmons and Clarence Vaske; Whittemore, Mrs. Eugene Zeimet, Mrs. Steinbrook and Mrs. Wallace Simpson; Wesley, Mrs. L. J. Gouge and Lon Gouge; Burr, Mrs. M. Stainbrook; Corwith, Mr. and Mrs. Leo P. Elbert and James W. Tindall; Titonka, Dr. and Mrs. R. C. Ball, Mrs. C. H. Downs, vert Post, Arthur Post and Melvin Post; LuVerne, Albert 'H. Peter, Vivian Peter, Allen Darby and Art Maas; Bode, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Kramer and Julius Becker; St. Benedict, A. J. Grandgenett, Mrs. J. J. Grandgenett and Mrs. Art Rosenmeyer; Irvington, Mrs. John Schulz, Mrs. Alice Gouge and Merle Gpuge. The Algona Gulpers will have to look after their laurels or the Algona Dunkers Unit is going to go way out in front in member r shtp. During the p«st week therd were 36 new and, toy the way, artistic dunkers joined- up With the Algona Unit, all of them being able to dunk a doughnut without getting a drop of coffee above the first joints of their thumb and forefinger, as follows: Mrs. Fred Hagg, Betty Eller, Mrs. Ken Wlckman, Mrs. Tom Foth C. D, Bogue, L. F. R>ice, .Harley Troutman, Walter L. Dale, Russel Mac- Danel, Clinton Foster, W. W. Heiter, Mrs. W. F. Steele, Mrs. 'Green, Wm. C. Funk, Mel Thompson, John Steil, Ned Hardgrove, F. W. McConnell, W. Struecker, Mrs. LeRoy Dale, Henry C. Nelson, M. F. Brethorst, Carl Peter, T. W. Foth, Eugene Cink, Susie Goeders, Fred C. Wegener, W. Brail Wright, Nettie Fisher, Rev. Robert Kittrell, Fred Larson, C. R. McVeigh, E. A. Mechler, C. E. Culbertson, G. W. Hackney and W. J. Zeigler. —o— The other day I checked over the list of AAA community and county committeemen and I was astonished, astounded and ' surprised to find that there are so few Scandinavians on the list. Out of the 144 menibers in the 28 townships there are only seven Danes and 15 who are Norsk or Svensk which Is one-seventh of the total and Id like to see at least a third of those officers either able to talk Scandlhooyian or do some Scandihoovian singing. The six Danes I found were Gordon E. Hansen, Buffalo; Anton Sorensen, Cresco; Harvey C. Larson, Eagle; Axel Paulsen, Harrison; Millen J. Jensen, Seneca; Theron C. Hansen, Wesley, and Chris Larsen, Swea. At least I judge 'em to be Danes because on account of they spell their last name with an "e". Hebron township is the most Scandinavian with three, Swen G. Larson, Glen L. Halvorson and Earnie O. Halvorson. And I thought all the time that Swea, Eagle and Harrison townships should show the most Scandinavian because on account of there are so many good Swedes in that part of Kossuth and here I find a Dane in each one of 'em. Which is going some. ' And in the 144 names in the 28 townships I find only one name beginning wdth "Me" and I don't know whether or not he's Irish, or Scotch, or Welsh, but I know it flint S^aftiaffiBSvM^"•'•=Ma.'^'that 1 * Earl & MftMireV; al«tt ,6f v, tWS 8 W 6 d 1S h Belghbijiftefidi^ SwSa towiishlp'.V fhe; NftrsR.' and the SvensK nattier I i 6tmd JGK '.$* 1MI Were SbghuS Mi N&sofi, Buffalo; Richard L Anderson and Oscar Sv Nelson, Of an* j RieHftrd M* Ander* son, Harrison,' Albert K, J6hns6n f Lincoln; Henry A. Nelsbhv P6rt- laildj Carl E, SwanseA and Lewis A. Johnson. Sherman; Leslie J. Hanson and Arthur E. Andersbft, Swea; and plaf Funriemark, WeS" ley; Of course there are some names which ain't neither 'Norsk, Dansk, Svensk or Irish Hke Joe H. Besch. Whtttemote; Herman Runksmeier, Springfield! Anton F. Weydert, Riverdale; Con J. Schiltz, Ramsey; Nick M. Arndorfer, Prairie; Otto H. Wlchtehdahl, Lotts Creek; Charles A. Gut- khecht, Ledyard; Elmer H. Kol^ lasch, Harrison; Robert A, Buii- kofske, German; Ernest D. Schmidt, 'Garfleld; and Clarence E. Priebe, Plum Creek. Don't misunderstand Me, all these committeemen are 10 per cent O. K., but I just WOuld like to see a few more Danes In the bunch, guys who could sing For- gangen Not Vor Sultne Kat .with me along with keeping up the, good job of committeemanlng for the AAA. Now if we'could divide the bunch up evenly, elect 1 Dane, 1 Norwegian, 1 Swede, 1 German, 1 Irish in each township, that would balance the national!- A private sewage system for Your Farm Think what this means! The comfort of a modern home brought to every member of the family. Health and happiness with the utmost in sanitation now is possible through the installation of our DIAMOND BRAND SEPTIC TANK. 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