The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 17, 1945 · Page 8
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, May 17, 1945
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v '•'.:•' '•'? .-'•••''•• ; V ••^-!'^VVgt^ll^lII&S-'.V':^ : J "=^'^'te^^ '"'•''. '"• •••:•'•• : ^:^: : '.:-'''''-;^^^y, P. !: "V;r^^SlI^ -* "''"•- •' : -''-''' T ' 1f ' 1 '"I nT-infaflB fltpna tipper 9 North Dodge Street It. W. HAGGARD & R. B. WALLER, Publishers Intered as Second Class Matter at the Postofflce At Ateona, Iowa, under act of Congress of March 3, t879. Isstied Weekly. .NATIONAL emTQBiAJ "ffl 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 will ok the bill and taick on a raise for themselves, the bill went through the house 208 for the "raise" to 68 honest .men who voted against it. It is just too bad that we have no way of knowing how our Iowa republican congressmen voted. t These congressmen who voted for the "raise" are supposed to be strong against the idea of inflation. They believe everything but their salaries should be "frozen." Of course we all know when the pay of the real workers of the country goes up, be they coal miners, printers or congressmen, the man or company paying the bills will have to raise the money from higher prices .for his product, the price of which in many cases are "frozen." It is indeed a very delicate situation, but it would seem that $10,000 and $12,000 a year men who make our laws should at least try and get along on such beggarly salaries for a time in an attempt to hold the line from inflation. Members of congress we fancy knew that there would be a storm of protest from their constituents back home, so adopted the "rising vote" scheme, which places no one on record. This was cowardly and an admission of guilt. 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 Truman Fair to All Our new president, Harry S. Truman, is credited with being more friendly to the business men of the country than President Roosevelt, according to a survey made by the Gallup poll people. A good majority of those answering the questionnaire said that Truman in their opinion would be friendlier towards business than President Roosevelt was. On the other hand they •expect that Truman will not be as friendly toward labor unions as was President Roosevelt, who for years allowed the big labor leaders to dictate to him and many believed that the government would soon be in the hands of the labor barons if things were allowed to continue. Business and professional people, including the small business man, according to this poll, are expected to receive better treatment than from the previous administration. Business and professional people incline to the belief that more of the various groups will not be discriminated against and think that Truman will try and be fair to all interests. It seems that people generally are pinning their faith on Truman, and he deserves it so far as we have noticed. For a number of years this country has been sadly in need of a practical "business man to handle the immense affairs of the nation. Perhaps Truman will in time get around to abolishing the many overlapping bureaus. Spending Taxpayers' Money There has been much discussion in regard to the spending of the state's money by the last legislature, which has been termed the most extravagant since the state of Iowa was organized. Of course this was to be expected, because the state treasury had been allowed to pile up 30 millions of dollars or so instead of reducing the heavy taxes. It is true that the advice of Gov. Blue was ifollowed in regard to leaving the state income tax at half payment instead of demanding the total tax, as many of the legislators advocated. Gov. Blue 'gave the legislature some good advice about economy in his Inaugural address, and he now says that he finds little to criticize about their spending. Many of the state institutions had been allowed to run down and needed a lot of money to put them in shape, so some excuse is allowable for the huge sums appropriated. On top of this the schools demanded millions of extra money and so the treasury was depleted. However much folks may be inclined to criticize the expenditures, when Gov. Blue himself seems to think the legislature did the best it could, and such an authority as Joe Long, head of the Iowa Taxpayers Association, whose business it is to keep a sharp eye on state expenditures, has no fault to find with the spending, we folks perhaps are not as well informed as we should be about the matter, must take their word for it. Joe sez in his publication: "Altogether, it is the considered judgment of most of the men who were closely associated with the legislators, that the 51st general 'assembly was largely composed of conservative and conscientious men who did a good job under trying conditions." Opinions of Other Editors Shall We Feed the German Murderers? It sometimes seems wonderful how seemingly the people of Iowa are ready to forgive and forget the terrible atrocities committed by the President Truman Starts Well Northwood Anchor: If there were many who believed at the time of President Truman's election to the second place in the United States government, that he was a political figurehead in thinking and performances as well as in officialdom their opinions must have changed since his address to Congress April 16. That speech, which carried the promise to continue the war vigorously and to seek a just and lasting peace through cooperation with other nations, was timely and heartening. It is far too early to determine or to prophesy the full trend of his future movements or their wisdom, but the excellent impression he has made thus far promises much for his administration. Already there have been some vague lam- t < i— !,.„„ ,v.;rrV._,Yiln,-l£>H nnri selfish Dar- Germans in the ruthless murder of the Jews and entatlons by less jhigh-minded and1 selfish par tisans'that "if President Truman's administration Tn a recent survev the Des is successful there will be no cause for change to In a recent survey tne ues Repu bUcan administration until at least the showed eighty per * ai ™^\ elections of 1952. That should be the least of anyones worries. If the new President, as a member and the starvation and slaughtering of our boys in their prison camps. Moines Register Iowa Poll cent voted to go on rationing in order to supply food for starving Europe including Germany. After all of the horrors of the German prison sup porter of Democratic policies, carries on his camps have just recently come to light, it surely high office with regard to the principles of the . * _ _• . •.-.,.« , . A. __».a *~ i-U^ rfv>nrtfan »iiimV»fiY t rvr T n f* TlGO- ,-nnnot be possible that'Iowa people would feed greatest good to the greater number of 'UBffW People who starved our boys to death ple^hen ^e^^iU th» counbTte •or'killed the poor helpless captives by torture Progiess. cenaimy. "•-and turning. We are quite sure that the parents of boys killed or starved to death in German . lines which have made this nation great and which will continue it as the most just and altogether desirable among the many. And that is COW- minimum «_,i. „„,„ UC^J* UU1"- «j»itw«*^ »"— "a • , ririson camps were not included in this survey. STITU TIONAL GOVERMENT under the repub: In tfJis issue of the Upper Des Moines we a,-e i ican form o f ELECTED representatives ^with^a :: TjtJht'ing some first hand evidence from the pen Vtf Ralph Anderson, former editor of the Ringsted Dispatch who recently visited one of these prison camps not far from Berlin and saw with his own (eyes where thousands o£ prisoners were housed .•after the prison had been bedded down with a number of assistants appointed because of ability rather than as reward for party loyalty ' * * * Frank Jaqua Soliloquizes Humboldt Republican: And what about Lindbergh? He viewed the air forces of each^ Euro- Wot ol gasoline soaked straw and then set on * nation and felt that Germany would win r« i™= K: e r;= sr,r±s K r^s<tf.'T'v4 ; H£fI' °sn,M-y'.w»>"»<>«;»- i\s^'^n?,. b c»?;nsu"' > were . still to be seen when Ralph paid his visit so richly deserve. Congress Votes Inflation irtrtf hi''iit""'TT ttt'. A I'»«!» ef Thii» A Unit bf That Net Mirth of Anythlhfl taken but never —- - . The Russians have a contempt for what they Tf^ClC OH** t*-* "*- «•• — -*" •• • iii only two days after the Germans had completed -= "decadence'''~ot~ democracies. They are their fiendish work. Shall we help to feed these can me ^ ^ idealists. They are Practical, people? Not I. Let them starve in the hell they We are theoretical. They have been on the brink - of hell nationally for years^ We have never experienced that position. The .Civil War was the only national conflict in which we engaged hat to/ched our homes but even then the homes of the north werejiot molested^ ^^ Ai the banquet here a week ago 1 signed up ten new members in the Gulpers and they're from fell over the county, too, and that gives me art idea—attend ban* quets or dinners and that's one way to get Gulper members. New members, and good ones, Gulpers de luxe, are Mr. and Mrs. Art Kadow, Mr. and Mrs. John M. Hildman, Rudy Hildman, Edward Weig, Robert Cunningham, Jas. H. Magonegil, Chas, J. Qutnn and Fred Kadow. These members represent Gulpers at Burt, Bancroft, Algona and Bode, and that's covering some good territory In Kossuth. And then the other day, while I was dunking a doughmlt and gulping a cup of coffee I signed up two members of the Dunkers club and they now belong to the Gulpers, too, Miss Arlene Gross and Miss Frances Hudson, and they were enthusiastic and thrilled about belonging t6 the Gulpers and said they'd say a good word for the Gulpers and prob- bly I'll get a chance to sign up lot more good looking young la- lies who like their coffee and enow how to gulp it. And at the headquarters of the Dunkers association at Consumers made a discovery and that is hat the saucers are not deep and you just can't saucer your coffee Decause on account of the saucer nly holds 14 drops. And Mary Rich, says that's because on ac- ount of saucers are intended to teep a hot cup off the counter paint, and saucers which are as leep as oyster bowls were all right in the old days when half he people "saucered" their cof- ee. And I guess she's got some- hing there, but how about the Julper who has acquired a habit jf gulpjng half his coffee from the cup and the other half from his saucer? He'll just have to carry a soup bowl around with him if all saucers are no deeper .than a pie plate, so to speak. : 0 I heard a low joweled, fat individual gripe his head off the other day because on account of 10 said there was too much in the lome papers about the service men and women. I don't know ;he guy, don't even know his name, and he wouldn't tell me what handle he carries aroundand : know he doesn't liye in Algona nit he does live in Kossuth for I've seen him before several ;imes. And so when I blew my top and wished 1 weighed 200 pounds and stood 6 ft. 4 in my stocking feet I would have beat the whey out of that guy and gloried in it. And I'll bet he's a Nazi at heart, one of those guys who has lived well in this country but loves the country of atrocity peddlers better 'n he does Kossuth and America. You tell 'em brother, some fine day when I see that bird again I'm going to quiz around until I find someone who knows him and then I'm go- irig to start something and maybe we'll both get our names in the paper. Yep, I admit I was mad, but he was bigger 'n I am, and my better ' judgment prevailed against mixing with him. But I had the satisfaction of "telling him off." And why shouldn't the home paper tell about the boys and girls'service men and women who are doing a good job and many of them making the supreme sacrifice? After all they am the sons and daughters of our readers and we're all interested in every one of them. I sure don't like this cold weather we're having the past few weeks. All we need is a Christmas tree and some candles to foel natural because on account of we've been shoveling coal into the maw of the furnace almost as much as we do in December. 1 repeat, I don't like it. And I approached Milt Norton the other day and suggested that he sell n ar load of coal to the weather ureau and have the weather men ut some fuel in the furnaces so /e could get a bit of May heat ere and which would help gar- ens' and crops and everything, aid Milt thought that would be a retty good idea and maybe he an make a deal with the weather ureau and we'll get some corn /eather this week and from now n and because on account of I'm like to wear galoshes, -in May, so to speak. the Association of Coffee Gulpers Is expanding in membership and just, recently I signed up the newspapers at Em* metsburg and no doubt they will give the gulpers publicity in Palo Alto. There's Gib Knu'dson, of the Bmmetsburg Democrat, and Knudson sounds Scandihoovtan and I had a cup of coffee with him and he is going to make a swell gulper and then there Was Tom Kelly, which ain't a Swede name, and he too gulped coffee luxuriously, and : Evan Flnnell, operator and printer, you ought to see him gulp, he holds his Uttlfi finger at just the right stance, and I'm sure tickled about the Gulpers' progress in Palo Alto. There's Larry Brennan, of the AAA, he has been a member a long' time and a booster, and Bill Joynt, note the "y" not an "i" .and Bill is a credit to the Gulpers and 1'rn expecting a big future for the Gulpers in Emmetsburg from now on. And at Graettlnger John Sullivan of the Times has done a fine job of publicity for the .Gulpers on account of I "made" his first page and that's something, and I signed up his operator, Caroline Myhre, and she knows good coffee, and then I also signed up Mrs. R. T. Naae in the post office and the postmaster, V. L. O'Conner, and he said he'd tear up any dun which my gro- ceryman might mail to me at the Graettinger post office. And I also met and signed Up N. G. Bartleman. barber, and I used to know his brother, Roy Bartleman, when we fiddled in the same orchestra in Marshalltown years ago, and N. G. said he'd be glad to speak to his customers about, the Gulpers, and Jack Wolfe, president of the Gulpers in Graettinger, has a store room in the basement of the bank and maybe that's because on account of some times a nickel may drop through the floor and a nickel is a nickel these days and Mrs. Wolfe also belongs to the Gulpers and one of these days I'm going to visit Graettinger and sign up a couple of thousand new members in the Gulper Club. Yep, Palo v Alto is becoming Gulper minded more and more every day. £i receipt i w jwftf : that band has to>en aftaiN " SftfVteitf Star id* '{ MS Iri the Ms- Fr'ariee atid Qerwah 6sm|iai|tts;« Roland Left* was chief checker btt the docks of Bezerte, Worth* AfH* ca, loading Liberty ship* befpfei leaving for Italy. This is what Geh,,A.M; : Patch wrote!. "To the 36th etiglneef 'combat regiment and attached troops; You have done an excellent Job unloading supplies for the operation In Southern France. In the first ten days almost 30,000 tons of cargo \Were unloaded ovei 4 the beach operated by you. /This was far in excess , of the- anticipated amount. Without these extra supplies our army could not have made such rapid advances. Work of this kind will .bring an early defeat to our enemtes.^-A. M. Patch, IK. General, Commanding. ' Koland was 'also awarded the Meritorious Service Unit Plaque for the accomplishment of exceptionally difficult tasks dutlng the period from August 15, to October 15, 1944, in France. He also sent to his wife the anniversary papers, "Two -Years Overseas", March 3, 1943, to March 3, 1945, which cover all of the activities of the group from embafftatatoni through North Africa arid into Germany. . Townaend Flash By Mfs. A. M. Anderson The Townsend Plan will not cost the government one cent. It will never borrow a dollar, and will operate on a pay-as-you-go basis. Under the Townsend Plan no recipient of the annuity will have to give up anything he owns. The Townsend Flan definitely, does not promise to pay anyone $200'. per month. The Townsend Plan does not allow any recipient to hoard up his annuity. Washington: Rep. Harold Knutson (R., Minn.), ranking member of the House Ways and Means Committee, said this week that he will "see to it that Townsend Plan advocates are given » full opportunity to present their arguments" when social security hear ings are held this summer: Every citizen can insist for enactment of this program. Get ih touch with any'Townsend* club member. Captain Donovan Lickteig, Wesley, Bronze Star Medal Mr. and Mrs. John Lickteig of Wesley are in receipt of a letter from Major General Leonard F. Wih'g; commanding the 43rd Infantry division nv, the Philippine Islands, in which he announces that a Bronze Star Medal has been awarded their son, Captain Donovan Lickteig. The letter: "Dear Mr. Lickteig: By direction of the President I have had the privilege of awarding to your son, Donovan, a Bronze Star Medal for heroic action against the enemy on 10 January, 1945, in the Philippine Islands. I deem it an honor to serve in the same Command with your son who typifies the finest in the American Army — a brave and ;allant soldier. I join with you .11 the prayer for his safe return when this war is won. Sincerely, Leonard F. Wing, Major General, IT. S .Army, Commanding." Captain* Lickteig has also been promoted to battalion commander recently while serving on Luzon Island. Congress has been severely voting themselves an increase of pay of $2,500 per year instead of the $10,000°they have been getting. The raise in pay .was called an "expense allowance" and is exempt from all income taxes. Some years ago congress passed a bill allowing themselves a '-pension" or a straight raise in salary, we forget which, at the moment. The bill passed both houses and was signed by President Roosevelt. When the public learned of the grab such a storm of criticism was evoked that the measure was repealed. Of course there is more reason now for additional pay, but after all $10,000 is so much more than many able men with big investments in their business are now criticized lor shortly after the Civil Wai- knew the conditions that carried on at that time. I lived through the Spanish-American war. I Ivor throuah the first World War. _ I have lived German effort at world domination this second time. I will probably live until Japan is conquered. At no time has the American homeland"been touched. Our boys have been killed and our resources consumed, out our homeland has been untouched. If we were m England's position with nothing but a few miles ol water between us and our arch enemy, or an international boundary separating us from our ,t powerful neighbor as Russia is, and we had * * j _„ n™, h a .,o Kiifffired. we might be in. passed by a "rising" vote in order that the boys back home would not be able to know how their mQ sufferec i as they have suffered, we might position to understand their reactions. rermanv^s "Sacred Soil" p its great ' c jti e s and small towns and the congressmen voted. The "grab" bill now goes to ° ntire countr yside was wrecked and made destitute while the spirit of the people is broken, a condi tion that Hitler b ra gf d a few jears ao wou ld never ? rev ^ tvu P£ n * e , nacred S ° U * many.-rWebster City Freeman the senate, whose members are now paid $10,000, the same as the congressmen, and of course they should receive a raise if congressmen are to be given a boost. It is predicted that the senate Boys to be Released on 85 Point Basis (More than 15 days will be counted as a full Washington, May 10—The war department announced today that a point score of 85^ has been decided on as the minimum required lor "v discharge of ground, air and service forces en- servea Etsled men at this time. Men with this total will be considered elig- v .|ble for release and will start moving next wees .tor separation centers. Separate critical scores for each of the services will be established in about six; weeks. About 1,300,000 men are to be released in the next 12 months under the point system. The points for each of four factors for dis- f re as follows: month.) Overseas Credit: 1 point for each month rea uvi= io ««. * September 16, 1940. Combat Credit: 5 points for each award Of combat decorations since September ib, la ™: Parenthood Credit: 12 points for toch child under 18 years up to a limit of three children. Those who attain the required score will be released unless military necessity dictates their 'retention until replacements can be obtained. A temporary score of 44 points has been set for members of the Women's Army Corps, The combat credits are based on awards of the distinguished service cross, legion of njerj.t, silver star, distinguished, flying crosSi spldiff? SMY**: <«t**j 5 **^w*??*3-,*_it*^:?j«i \S,V»«i« h,eart Service Credit' One point fo/ .e^en. monwi on 9**»*« «WHMI. *»ws*f» i «wj'^ F* ^%jai nurnle h DANCES LEGION BANCROFT Friday, May 18 AI Menke Tuesday, May 22 MalekV Accordion. Friday, May 25 Carl Bean Formerly Music Director for Frankle Masters; »nd features the voice of 13-year^ old Darfetre Benson.. left f6t ' , /M£. and" MrjS, Mil Blurrier repott the, fallowing tievVs CStic'etnihg, theliS: tnrtse • 80nS in. the service! Sgt. 'Kalph W. Blumef. who. entered the service, In, oc.tb "service e"> Ibtal &f W eaiieaatttb : the - his ;^ffiduatlott. Coflald! 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