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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, May 10, 1945
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fp^ faiV-ai 9 North Dodge Street 8. W. HAGGARD & R. fc. WALLER, PubllsheM Entered as Second Class Matter at the Postofflce At Algona, Iowa, under act or Congress of March 3, W8. Issued Weekly. NATIONAL EDITORIAL- •SSOCIATION First Place Award Winner, 1933, Iowa's Moat Outstanding Weekly, Judged by State University of Iowa THE ALGONA UPPER toES MOINES SERVICE FLAG Richard Sheldon -fc Robert Dltsworth Russell B. Waller * Paul Arne Pedersen 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 the way. th* biggest cut <w«4 fit tfM?4ftim{ fleet construction. Also one war agency Will be closed and eight others will be trimmed, saving 80 mU- Ifon dollars, T"he cuts Were made Ih response to reviews of the budget by the budget commission. The office at civilian defense was the war agency terminated. It was given $36&,000 and antll Jun« ' 30 to wind up Ms affairs. President Truman also asked congress to repeal a $3,100,000,000 maritime commission appropriation already made, and to withdraw a $4,265,000,000 contract authorization. Next biggest cut was for the federal security agency, which has handled the war workers' training program. These funds will be cut from $44,845,900 to $1,134,900 to wind up the program. Next largest reduction will come in the office of scientific research and development, where President Truman recommended reduction of expenditures from $90,700,000 to $77,500,000 far the ensuing year. The office of war information was asked to take a cut of $12,100,000. A $10,399,000 reduction in expenditures of the war manpower commission activities was recommended. This Involves a $1,598,000 reduction in administrative expenses, a $414,000 cut in training, a $578,000 training in industry, and a $7,749,000 cut in money available to pay for migration of. workers. A reduction of $8,894,000 in war production board expenditures was also recommended. The office of censorship budget was cut over $4,800,000, and the office of defense transportation budget was cut $3,300,000. Many other cuts in budgets are promised for the immediate future. It is indeed refreshing and encouraging to at last have a .president who appears to be a practical hard-headed business man who understands that the over-burdened taxpayers of the country should be recognized. It is apparent that President Truman knows what it takes to earn an honest dollar, the kind of a president that the country needs at the present moment. More power to the president. RAVINGS A I 'HI* »? Tito « A Llttl* «f Th*r« N« Much of Anythln 9 Tn« season of dandelions Is here and 1 that beautifully colored yel* low flower is now going to town on- a rot of lawns in Algona. 1 counted the dandelions in my awn Saturday and I had 87. the awn on th« filll Geerlng placo only had four but Russ Waller said it looked like he was going o have a thousand and which indicates that the dandelion grows better on North Phillips than it does on West Nebraska. Josh Blossom said he had his dandelions trained and when there were more than a dozen on his lawn the flowers annihilated each other, sort of, and which kept the pesky but beautiful flower at a min imum. Bill Ludwig 'holds the number down on his lawn by bringing home a kettle of steam from the city power house every night and he says steam and dandelions don't hitch and Lawrence Winkel says he Issues an injunction against the ones on his lawo every day and they observe legnl action and he isn't bothered with dandelions and Ed Chambers takes home a bit of gas every night and then he fills a medicine dropper with gas and one drop of gas to each flower takes care of hay, and several times Dow-threw his horseshoe outside' the.- camp Che's sure got fmiskel)' and • th«y all threw the shoes at a^take and maybe If there had Ween.8"horse fastened to the shde they might have made more ringers. After the meal there was a group of Algona's betted w.arb- lefs got together and sang some songs and I marvel 1 at', the artistic vociferousness of 'Luke Llnnan and "Dutch" Lorenz and Bill Giossi and Leon Merritt, there's a quartet-for you and even Fred Tlmm and Alf Kfesensky's melodious mellifluence could hardly bo heard when they sang "Home on the Stove" and my Bass and the bass of Bob McCullbugh and the tenor of Captt Montgomtry were sort of drowned out,.so to speak. And Frank Huxtabte proved he had vocal talent, regardless of his pretty mustache, and' Theoi. Hut- hbffle . neaf • Ottoseni fti6*t&yVeVe Ma? 1-, held in th Bode L-uiheran church frlday* tlii Mrs. VHiaas was In f "8"$ ***** tout hef w*s of -short duration She -is survived ay her husband and' seven- children* One soft- A^ ton passed' away nine years ago f* gve rett, Wash, she was born the dandelion lawn. question on nis Victory May Be Incomplete At this writing the war in Europe has officially been declared at an end and the Allies are celebrating the victorious ending of the long and bloody struggle. However, the fact that Hitler, Goebbles, Goering, Himmlerandother of the leaders of the Germans, whose hands are still dropping with the blood of helpless women and children are by many thought to be still at large and in hiding somewhere, put somewhat of a damper •on the celebration of our victory. When they are apprehended and executed for their crimes, then will be the real cause for rejoicing. Many people still think that they have made their escape by submaarine or airplane and are hiding in Norway or some other country. A careful search of the ruins of the German Chancellery building in Berlin failed to discver the bodies of any of 'these leaders, although the .bodies of other German leaders were found. Until these monsters are found and hanged victory will not be complete in the minds of many of us. The Boys Want Turkey Swea City has for some years been one of the greatest turkey dressing points in the country, and now it is proposed to double the capacity of the poultry dressing facilities. The. Forest City Produce Company owns the plant and has a very capable manager in the person of Jeff Hanifan, a well known Swea City man. The turkey production has become a very important item lately, partly because the government insists on our boys in service having turkey on every possible occasion. The Swea City plant last year processed more than forty carloads of turkeys These turkeys are produced within a radius of 35 miles and at as estimated there is a profit to the raiser of about $2.00 per head, leaving the raisers a nice little profit of $140,000. Not bad, not bad. The growers expect to receive $6.00 pel- head, the price being in the neighborhood of 40 cents per pound. As we remember it, the Swea City plant stands 7lh in the processing of turkeys, and It may soon come to pass that patriotic Swea City citizens instead of greeting folks in meeting with "Hi there" will merely gobble and let it go at that. Anyway they have something The Surplus Property Board, handling sales to be P roud of in their turkey processing plant. We May Depend on Guy of surplus war goods are deadlocked over the sale of the many 'billions of dollars worth of machine tools owned by the government but •which has been operated in war production by some of the big civil industries of the country. Many of these machine tools are in operation on the west coast in the numerous airplane factories. Guy Gillette, who is the chairman of the board of three, handling the surplus property, believes that bids on these expensive tools should be open so that any manufacturer may bid on them. The other two members of the board oppose this idea and believe that the companies now using the tools in war work should have the first lien on buying them. It is said that automobile manufacturers and other big manufacturers securing the tools would for many years have a virtual monopoly in manufacturing. It Js cited that for instance General Motors one of the biggest war contractors, would get a chance to buy a tremendous amount of machine tools and would get a head start on the smaller com-' ,<vanies. Oher big auto companies and other b\" .'. OOTl*r/lf*tni-^ U'nnJi-t rt«t n 1 . ~ t _..i ,. on peace time The Swea City Hatchery has engaged a trained advisor, Prof. C. E. Rohde, late of Washington, D. C., as a consultant in the management of the turkey growing and breeding. The hatchery expects to turn out 110,000 poults this year, which means a gross return of three quarters of a million dollars. The turkey business seems to have grown to wonderful proportions in northern Kossuth, But Capt. Lavender has the best system for ridding his lawn of dandelions. He has a nice garden and then there was a rabbit came along and just as fast as a bit of lettuce would show Itself that rabbit would make a meal off the lettuce and the captain heaved rocks at -it but his aim wasn't top good and the rabbit kept on living off his lettuce and that made the captain angry and so he threatened to have a firing squad come from the P. W. camp and really annihilate the rabbit but the firing squad refused to officiate so the captain had a couple of kids catch the rabbit and bunny was given a course in eating dandelions and now it is trained and passes up lettuce but devours dandelions and which solves,the problem of the flower getting too numerous on the cap-- tain's lawn. I'm told many of our citizens are now advertising for rabbits and intend to train 'em to take care of the dandelion problem on their lawns, so to speak. Charley Hcinen was over from Wesley the other day and he claims Wesley is the best town west of New York City and which sure takes in a lot of territory and he also says they have some of the best dunkers in Wesley, guys who can dunk a doughnut and not even get their fingers wet on account of they put the doughnut on a fork. And 'he also said that some of the • Wesley residents chison waved an arm directing the musical' medleys and H. M. Smith vocal'ed a- magnanimous tenor while Kay Setchell and Chet Kurtz said they were baritones. T really didn't know we had so much musical talent in Algona, and good talent, too, the- sort of talent. I like to mix my mellifluous 'bass with, so to speak. But the entertaining event of the dinner 'hour was when 1 sat down to the piano and With three or four flngers played my contribution and it was good arid only those of the Kiwanis who were present gave me a good boo, and Col. Lobdell marveled at my ability though, he said he paid two bucks once to hear Paderewski perform on the ivories and he was sure if I'd practice up for ten or twenty years I'd be almost as good. —o— And I met a Dane out at the camp and it was Capt. Gunder- Norgaard and we conversed in Dane and Judge Stillman asked me were we talking about him and we weren't and Duane Dewel said he hadn't heard any Dane around here brag about me being Dane and so far as he was concerned I could be talking Turkey because on account of he didn't understand me anyway and I'm going to check up at the camp and there may .be some more sol- coming to America in T« »hd her marriage to Jens Vinaas took place in 1897: she has continuously lived- in the same .plat* up- to th«- time of hir o! atl Y* s y£ vl ving are four sons, Ronald* who is in service ih France, John, .Melvin rind Arthur who live near Ottosen; three daughters, Mrs. Chas. Daniels of Hnmboldt, Mrs. Everett Nash of near- Dakota City and Mrs. Donald Larson of Bode. Burial' took pfac& in the- Ottosen cemetery. Lars Mitsveri assisted the Boy Scouts Saturday in the collection of- waste paper and magazines for the Humboldt county salvage drive. The collection was good Mittsven who was located Opinions of Other Editors con'r-ictor- wnilrl ' Nobody Has to Pay Nothin' Webster City Freeman: When our national debt reached almost 40 billion dollars before the war many financiers were speculating on how large it could grow without resulting in bankrupting the country. It will by the end of the next fiscal year reach about 300 billion dollars and not many financiers are alarmed over that prospect. All the bonds are owned in this country and they are assets to those whip possess them. could even .dunk crackers and graham bread and which is going some. If thats the case it looks like Wesley was the best town east of the Hawaiian Islands, so to speak. . . . : diers who are Dane and I can so out there and have a good palaver with 'em. And Capt. Norgaard also gulped his coffee just like I do.' The bowllntr season closed in Algona last Thursday and I sure finished with a bang, so to speak. The K. C. bunch rolled • against the Tanvilac crowd and Ralph Tice has convinced me that when I go to growing live stock I'll feed it Tanvilac because on ac- at the San Olego naval' base, has been sent to the Hawaiian Islands and' latest news from him was he was at Pearl":Harbor. His brother Harlan is also serving in the navy and is located on the west coast. Pfc. Lyle Eastman has written his parents, Mr. fed Mrs. Fred Eastman informing them he is in Germany and in' company with other American soldiers had visited some German prison camps and said the conditions of the camps were unspeakable. Mrs. Bermer Olson who is a semi-invalid, enjoyed having t,ev eral of her friends and relative drop in last Tuesday afternoon May 1, and help celebrate he birthday. They brought refresh ments which were served later in the afternoon from a nicely dec orated table. Miss Olson wa th* mlssloflafy 1 MM, ttsttfeif , 1 to F|«MSnte1e 9na' fife" flfiff ehrMtB tfr tfro as£T rf st * bl ?* GSM cHUHih, h brothers, have the pftaBor e of their birthdays on the Mrs. ' e?rty was at the teo fttfflMd at , . which 28 todies were present. Each -received her share of gifts never- ihad seen so iday cakes at one time. reshmenta concluded 1 a tteasant aWernoon. very *•*.. (jg-), Guy ofeen accompanied L h ' s wife who has been making ft Iflc- ?V fte west C0fl st since left for the South Pate SeptetBfaer,. 1&43> are Insulate Now Mns-Manville Bfowit Home Insulation Estimate Call 767 Wormhoudt Home Insulation Co* D£L LEANtiAGH' Local Representative 44tf Townaend Flash By Mrs. A. M. Anderson nrodu t on if s em. pioduttion if permitted to buy the tools they are If they were all paid tomorrow the people now MO\V US !n iT A n r» i r»csf Cnn /~»iii_*i._ . •. .. . IT n I «4 ! nr* 4-U AW* ... n ..i_i i _____ it __ ___ i_ •__ * . * * n now using. Against Sen. Gillette are also lined up the army, navy and war production boards, . all of whom are said to favor the big companies • comes to the sale of the machine tools. holding them would have the cash instead of the bonds and it would make no difference with the total wealth of the country. It is just like paying private debts. When A pays B a note of SI.000, B has the money and A has liquidated a =;,,.(! .,. , ' ,"',",' v " v *«i't""i ut debt and the operation has no effect on the , ^tico department, which has just completed wealth of the two men. survey showing that the government controls # # # a 75 per cent of the best machine tools in the country, and that the business firms owning them will dominate industry. Gillette has the right slant on the matter and he should stand by his guns, and insist on open bidding for these immensely valuable tools which mean so much to manufacturers all over the country. Gillette proposes that there will be no favorites in the bidding, and stands for a square deal to all. President Truman Shows Good Business Sense After all of our misgivings heretofore held in regard to President Truman, our new president, it is certainly reassuring the way he has taken hold of the business of running the country. During the three weeks since the death of President Roosevelt it would be hard for anyone to 'find anything to criticise in his conduct of the most important office held by anyone in the world today. He has shown excellent good taste in his actions and now it begins to look like he will be a good man to handle the business affairs of the nation, something that the country has sadly needed for many yeans. With the end of the European war in sight President Truman last week asked congress for a quick cutting of nearly eight billion dollars in the war budget, and indicated that more budget reductions were on Where Is The Meat? Spencer News: It's a bit bewildering to see headlines becrying a meat shortage in the United States. And the funny part of it all is that no one seems to know where the meat is, the cause ot the shortage, or what to do about remedying the situation. The OPA apparently predicts 'that it will even get worse with the peak of'the drought occurring in August. But we're inclined to believe that if government regulations were removed there would be plenty of meat on the butcher's shelves. Just what the price would be we would hate to prophecy. Nevertheless the old economic law of "supply and demand" is always going to be in the background and all the government rules and regulations in the world can not prevail against it over a period of time. Hoping Truman May Be Fair Webster City Freeman—We hope President Truman will give more consideration to employers than President Roosevelt did, who usually insisted upon taking the side of labor when disputes arose between employers and employes, without fair consideration to the just rights of the former. When a strikebound industrial plant was taken over by the government, the strikers invariably secured what they demanded, and the interests of the owners suffered through loss of business because of the Interruptions to the usual course of operations. What policy President Truman will follow under such circumstances has not yet been disclosed, but there is reason to hope that both sides will 'get fair consideration and treatment. I was a guest of the officers' club at the P. W. camp Friday evening and I had taken a bath and was all prettied up and good smelling and when we had finished a nice dinner (6:30) Luke Linnan and Beecher Lane and Orville Drennan lit up their pipes and the pipes were strong and smelled up the place so nobody could smell me any more, and "Chris" Chrischilles saw there was smething wrong with me because on account of he asked me had I washed my hair (what liU tie you've got, he said) too and which I had and I'm "agin" pipes after dinners. And there was a horseshoe court out there and which they cail barnyard golf and Major Hutton and Clarence Phillips outcounted Roy .Brown and Don Hutchison and those guys shore can pitch horseshoes, better'n I can pitch count of the Tanvilac bowlers sure have a lot of pep and mus- kel. But I'm so doggoned tickled because I beat Don Smith, bOwler de luxe that he is, with his stout pipe to help him, 'and I even beat Craig Smith one game when I rolled 211 without taking off my coat and if I'd .put on my overcoat I probably would have rolled my 315, 'hot as I was, so to speak. And Roman Waldara almost had me beat that game because on account of he's a good bowler and during the summer months he practices every day by sliding flat irons over the rug—sort of keeps his stance in good condition. Reader Comment What To Do With Germany Webster City Freeman It is easy to determine what to do with the leaders of Germany who are responsible for this war and for the many crimes they have committed, but it is not easy to decide just what to •do with the German nation, composed of some •eighty million people by the census of 1939, which included Austria, and the Sudetenland, secured by Hitler through promises he violated 9nd plainly intended to violate when violation ••served his purposes. An entire people cannot be permanently held in leash, but the allies must see to it that measures are taken to render Germany incapable of starting another war for many years to come. Germany cannot recover her place among nations that she held prior to the first world 'war, for which the Prussian junkers were responsible. At that time Germany stood high ; among the nations of the world, being among the leaders in science, ip music, in art, in finance, -literature, much of the credit for that being due the Jews, who were respected until Hitler published his hook in whlcji he held the Jews responsible for the defeat 01 Germany and created Editor Upper Des Mines: A short time ago I read an article in the columns of your paper con- concerning the wasted man power here in the shipyards on the grea* west coast. The writer had spent two months working in the bay area yards. I will say that after I had worked two months I would have agreed with him 100 per cent. But after I have spent about three years in the shipyards J have changed my views considerably, In the shipyards we have ship- fitters, their helpers, welders, tack welders, burners, stage riggers, crane riggers and several other craft. When a fitter goes on the boat with his helper and tack welder he is given a job to do and when he gets to that part of the boat and finds the material he is to put in has not been landed on deck he goes to find the crane rigger to land it for him while his helper gathers a few tools to work with. If the crane is busy he waits his turn. When the material is landed on deck the fitter scribes it to fit and sends his helper for a burner. If the burner is busy he likewis-j waits his turn. When it is'flnally burned to fit, the tacker, who has been standing by, is called on to John Bauer, Wesley, Nazi Prisoner of War, Arrives In States Wesley: Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Bauer received a telephone call Sunday morning from their son John who was in New York, having arrived there after a 15 hour airplane ride. He will be sent to a hospital in the middle west. John had been hospitalized in England since April 1. He had been a German prisoner for three months. Washington: Definite, promise o a congressional hearing this summer upon the Townsend Plan marks the answer to the prayers and hopes of millions of loya Townsendites who, throughout the years of silence to their plea, never lost faith that their government sooner or later would get around to them. Chairman Robert L. Daughton of the house ways and means committee has just promised that Townsend arguments will be heard in conjunction with social security hearings, which are expected to get under way in July or August. The Townsend Washington legislative staff has already engaged the services of a leading economist and expert research workers to build our case. No'expense will- be-spared to .present the Townsend Plan to the house ways and means committee as no "crackpot measure" but a definite program for stabilizing this na-ll tion's economy. Adv.' L How Much Is Enough I In a Checking Account ? How large your checking balance should be depends, of course, on your personal circumstances —your current needs, whether an emergency cash ' demand might necessitate withdrawal of interest- * * bearing funds, how interested you are in making money with your check book. If you are interested, we'll be glad to tell you how an ample checking balance can "be used to very good advantage. IOWA STATE BANK ALGONA Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, \ - ' i Ealph MUUr, President. . ' J . ' ' Harold Gilmore, Cashier ' Roy McMahon, Ass't Cashier 2tol a prejudice against Jewery which resulted in their persecution unto death of millions of them. A writer in the current issue of Reader's Digest, a German opposed to Hitlerism, holds the theory that Germany will not in many years re- man or woman was trainon gain the confidence of the world as this war has m ? n .'- -' w , om , an> ,Yi? s trained created such hatred of Germany the people, of the world will have little to do with her for a long time in the future, refusing to buy anything made in Germany, and being unwilling to forgive the countless crimes she has committed through the self-appointed leaders who brought on this war and persecuted it to the end of their resources and their ability to resist. If and when articles appear in our stores stamped "Made in Germany," there will be no buyers for many years to come and that situataion will prevail all over the world except in Japan, and after Japan ti defeated and the territory she has stolen from others has been restored to their rightful owners Japan will have little resources with which to buy up the trade she used to enjoy hi many countries, especially in the United States, who was her best customer. do his part. Yes, there is manpower lost in the shipyards, but what is to be done about it? If each and every man, or woman, was trained to work at all the different craft I am afraid the Japs would have interfered before we could have gotten started. Afer all is said and done our country .has built more ships than all the rest of the world combined. We have supplied our two major allies with materials to fight with and have had a little job on the side of carrying the fight from Pearl Harbor right to the heart of Japan and it did not take us 20 years to prepare. However, the shipyards are in for plenty of criticism, and it will be a talking point for office seekers for the next few years to come-—Yours, G«o. F. CALL US FOR FURNACE REPAIRS Depend on us for the beat furnace repair service in town. Under present conditions, it's especially im> portent that you keep your furnace healthy. NEW FURNACES? If your present furnace- gas, coal or oil-fired —ii beyond use or repair, you can still buy a new Green Colonial. Ask us about it Laing & Muckey Phone 464 N, Podge St. Algona, Iowa GREEIlCOlOlllfll FUffllflCE SERVICE COOKED A FINS DINNER; THEN THREW IT TO DOG One lady recenty stated that she used, to throw her own dinner to the dog most of the time. It made hep sick just to look at anything to eat. 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