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llgan* tHjJjper 9 North Dodge Street 3, W. HAGGARD Sc R. B. WALLER, Publishers Entered as Second Class Matter at the Postottlce it Algona, Iowa, under act of Congress of March 3, 1<879. Issued Weekly. ___ NATIONAL SDITOftlAI— First Place Award Winner, 1933, Iowa's Wtost Outstanding Weekly, Judged by State University of Iowa THE ALGONA UPPER DBS MOINES SERVICE FLAG Richard Sheldon -K Robert Ditsworth Russell B. Waller -K 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 corribination, per year $5.00 No subscriptions less than 6 months. ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per inch —42c Editorial By J. W. Haggard President Truman Shows Sense One of the nicest things President Truman has done and at the same time one of the most sensible, was .inviting Ex-President Herbert Hoover to the White House for a conference regarding the European food situation. It is stated that Mr. Hoover has never been inside the executive mansion since leaving the presidency in March, 1933, 12 years ago. President Roosevelt either had no faith m his judgment or perhaps he disliked Mr. Hoover personally. During the years most all of us have been convinced 'that Mr. Hoover's ill-fated term of off'ice was more a matter of circumstances than poor management. At present he is considered by many as one of the ablest statesmen who have occupied the presidential chair. Mr. Hoover's integrity and high mindedness is admitted by people generally, both democrats and republicans. During and after the first world war Mr. Hoover administered Belgian food relief and is considered an authority on handling the food question in Europe. The food situation in Europe looms very large at the'pres- ent time and there is no man in this country' so capable of giving sound advice in the matter as Mr. Hoover. Many people have wondered that 1 President Roosevelt failed to consult with Mr. Hoover in the matter. Some believe that Hoover may .become Food Administrator, but he is over 70 and might not care to tackle so arduous a job, and an advisory position may be more likely. At any rate President Truman is showing sound sense in asking Mr. Hoover for council in the food matter. He has also invited Alf Landon and Tom Dewey, former republican candidates for president, to .the White House for consultation. We doubt that Alf can <tell the president much, but it certainly shows President Truman to be no hide bound partisan. Politics Good Business If You Can Get It. ., »• Of course there has been much of criticism of the house of representatives down at Washington sneaking through an "expense allowance" of $2,500 which meant their salary was to be raised from $10,000 per year -to $12,500. This was condemned as a move towards inflation and was •severely condmend by Nudealers as well as republicans. By many it was considered as coward- "ly as it was tacked onto an important bill as a '"rider" and then passed by a "rising" vote which did not allow their constituents to know whether ' their particular congressman voted for or against the grab. When the bill went to the senate it 'was thought perhaps they would themselves add 'a raise in their own salaries. This they refused to do, but did not interfere with the congressional grab as a matter of courtesy. However, the queer part of the whole affair was the fact that the highest paid senator voted against allowing the "raise" in salary. This was Seator Kenneth McKellar, who is acting as the president of the senate during the time since the elevation of Vice President Truman to the presidential chair. McKellar's negative vote came after 'he had just won the appropriation committee's OK on a $15,000 office expense allotment for himself, making him the highest paid member of the senate. As president of the senate McKellar receives vice presidential pay of $15,000 He also has the use of the vice president's big limousine with chauffeur, and may hire additional clerks up to $15,000 per year. Drew Pearson, the Washington columnist, has listed Senator McKellar and his family's total "take" from the treasury at $44,300 per year, not counting chaf- feur and- ItfnotiSitte, Here 1 ate the IteJttsi; $6)666 pay,increase, $16,0190 for office help, $7,000 "" to his brother, Mtigh, as posWaster at Mempms* ; plus ,$4,000 paid to another brother, Don Me* Kellar, as his secretary, plus $2,800 to Mrs. DOtt McKellar as clerk on 'McKellar's postofflce com* mlttee, and senatorial salary of $10,000. Certainly, good "takings" if you can get It. And then there, are still people wiho think that politics don't pay. But ithen it may be that McKellar Is a Nu- dealer artd not a democrat of the old school. Reciprocal Trade Agreements The Republican party has traditionally been for high tariffs, but a recent survey made by the Gallup Poll people shows that many republicans are not so stiff-necked In their high tariff views as formerly. A nation-wide survey among voters who know what the trade agreements act Is, finds a substantial majority of best Informed republican voters in favor of renewing the life of the reciprocal tariff act. It is a matter of record that the democrats always favor lower tariffs and the survey shows them overwhelmingly in favor of the reciprocal trade agreements, which idea is the pet of the former Secretary of State Cordell Hull, .who personally has devoted several years to arranging for these reciprocal trade agreements. The bill under consideration would authorize a further reduction of tariffs of not more than 50 percent below the level of Jan. 1, 1945. Democrats who are familiar with the principle^ of reciprocal trade agreements are overwhelmingly In favor of the crucial issue of a further reduction in tariffs. The republicans are more evenly divided. A slight majority of the republicans queried, however, favored further reductions. We all recognize that these trade agreements are exceedingly complicated and only special knowledge and good judgment may ihandle these delicate tariff adjustments. Over 75 percent of those interviewed wanted to continue the trade agreement program. It is indeed unfortunate that Secretary Hull could not continue his splendid work in this line, for which he has been given such great credit by both parties. W"?'W.^*WffmP«Kww»&9ife Opinions of Other Editors Unfair Nudcal Labor Laws Webster City Freeman: It is contrary to law for an employer to discharge an employe because of union activities, and how easy it is for a discharged employe, no matter what the reason for discharge may be, .to insist that the reasons were because of 'Ms union activities, and the employer has no way to prove otherwise. But no matter what the facts, the labor bgard that decides such questions is prejudiced against the employer, hence the employer is forced to re-employ the discharged employe. And it might take six months to reach a final decision and the employer must pay the re-established employe back wages. That puts the employer at a great disadantage. There have 'been cases of this kind drag along for two years in'which the employer was forced to pay two years' back wages for services nexer rendered. # # # • The World is Well Rid of Them Away back at the beginning of his inglorious career Benito Mussolini grandiloquently told his deluded Italian subjects: "It is better to live one day as a lion than 100 years as a sheep." Would his bravado and conceit have been the same could he have caught even a dim glimpse twenty years into the future when he would shamefully die at the hands of his own countrymen and his mangled body hang head downward that the mob might the more easily spit on it. Hitler, the other megalomaniac who took pattern from Mussolini and proclamed the Germans as a master race whose destiny was to "conquer and enslave", probably would have sung lower could he have peered through the mists of time toward his inevitable contemptible finish—if his finish has actually arrived. At the time this is written no evidence other than that volunteered 'by untrustworthy Nazis has been received. The fact that three different stories have been told by high-up satelites arouses suspicion and doubt—heroic death while leading his forces in Berlin, brain hemorrhage, and suicide. It may be that for some time yet there will be doubts as to Hitler's death, and there will be rumors of' his escape to unrevealed sanctuary. It was Hitler who, even while outlining schemes to plant personal aggrandizement and treacherous untruths in the people's minds, dared to advise in his "Mein KampI" that the bigger the lie the more readily will it be believed.—Northwood Anchor. * # # "Expense Money" Mason City Globe-Gazette: Members of the national house of representatives recently voted themselves $2,500 a year each as "expense money." The 'bill was made a "rider" in the regular house appropriation measure. Some of them are reported to have remarked that it "seemed like a sneaky way to get a raise." It is to toe expected that some of their constituents will look at the matter in exactly the same way. ' ''""'"$( Other members of the house, however, countered by asserting that "the public has no idea how expensive it is to be a congressman." The "rider" system of putting through questionable items has never been popular. When the bill containing the rider goes to the president, he must either approve all or none. When the measure reaches the senate, that body may strike out this particular item or it may attach a similar one for its own members. You never can tell. Some senators have expressed fear that the action of the house may haves a tendency to injure the standing of the entire congress. They remember the "Bundles for Congress" movement of not too long ago. Iowa Man Sees Nazi Panic By Ralph Anderson, Former Editor Ringsted Dispatch Mason City Globe-Gazette: This last day of the war in Europe saw thousands of German soldiers and civilians swarming across the Elbe river at Tangermunde, anxious to fall into the hands of the Americans. They have been racing up ,to the east bank of the river for days, abandoning autos, trucks, horse-drawn vehicles, bicycles and crossing the river on rafts, hastily constructed footbridges or swimming. Anything to get away from the rapidly advancing Russians. Today I saw the finale of this migration, German prisoners were coming across on a gangplank erected on the remains of a railroad bridge. The total ran into the tens of thousands. Rifles, automatic weapons, helmets, pistols, binoculars and cameras were hauled away by the truck load. It's a rare man in the 405th m- lantry regiment who tonight does not possess a Jerry binocular, Lu- •ger pistol and an Agfa, Zeiss or X,eica camera. dur division MPs had their hands full shaking down the prisoners and marching them back irom the river. They were lined up for miles and the convoy of trucks that was needed to haul them back to PW cages must have temporarily stripped eyery divi- sion in the ninth army of its transportation for a few days. To further complicate matters German civilians were crossing the river by the hundreds, carrying all the worldly belongings they had left on their backs, and lining the roads back to Stendal and beyond. Many of them were killed as Russian artillery shelled the east bank of the Elbe. So anxious were the Germans to get away from the oncoming Russians and into our hands they jumped into the swift-flowing river and tried to swim across if they could not hurriedly build a raft. One of our guards on duty at the west edge of the river said he saw five girls strip their clothing off yesterday, dive into the water and swim to the west bank, where they climbed out to continue their journey minus clothes, money and food. German civilians remaining in the town of Tangermunde probably provided them with the items they needed to continue their flight. About the middle of this afternoon I met my first Russian soldier, an exuberant first lieutenant about 32 years of age. Accompanying him across the precarious foot bridge were three Russian non-coms, fellows 20 or therer abouts. We've heard 59 much over here that after finishin? Gerwui" . ' ' 'I we would be fighting Russia tha I was particularly interested in seeing the reaction of the meeting between soldiers of the Red Stars and our GIs. The meeting couldn't have been any more enthusiastic. The Russians halted momentarily to salute our boys, although there was not a single officer in the group Then they rushed forward bub- They eagerly gripped our hand, bling "AmeriCAN. AmeriCAN!' an if given the least encouragement I'm sure they would have followed- the French custom anc kissed us on both cheeks. Joe Stalin's lads impressed nn as being aggressive, intelligent thoroughly* trained and sold on soldiering. They know they hay surprised the world with thei stopping, then turning back th nazi juggernaut and confidence i reflected in every action. I am convinced we want them as allie —not as enemies. A huge flag, a solid red, now flies from the bridge approacfi or the east bank of the Elbe at Tan germunde ... the Stars an Stripes from the west bank. Both were waving in the gay breeze as I left the scene late this afternoon while dozens of German prisoner were being put to work loading thejr now worthless weapons tot GI ?%"to» trucks. AI >tti* aftto* ** A LlHli bf flirt %(Mt£k *f Anything I'm going to write my. congfSSs- man and ask >how come they had to build the local post office SO High iff the street-that 1 have to fcliiiib 1 steps whenever I want to get my duns. Hard on an old guy to •limb 11 steps five time a day, 5 steps, 20,075 steps every year nd I've lived here now three and d half years, total 76,625 steps I've »ad to mount to keep track of my duns. Looks like they could just s well have built the post office m .the ground, just .think of all he effort I've used up in that tone. And then the janitors at the post office have extra work keep- ng those steps polished nice like hey are every day. In everyway it was sure a mistake to have 11 tops take you to get your mail and hen run up against a mess of doors which get in your way and •ou bump women and girls (which don't mind at all) and men get n your way and what a mess, what a mess. I'm not blaming the local post office gang for all this, .hey're pretty nice guys, some good bowlers and strong pipe mokers amongst "em and they've always been nice to me, but I sure hink the steps and the post office en<ry in Algona lis jfujstl plain ousy and I propose to write my ongressman and see If we can't lave an elevator put in and also lave a swing door installed so I don't break my neck or my back or a leg when I want to get my luns. I sure was glad I was a Rotarian icre a week ago because on account of we haven't been served butter at Monday noon lunch for a while and I was beginning to wonder would I know butter if ever met it again and then here monies June as a dairy month and ;he program was about butter and ^het Schoby introduced a big sutler man from Ames college and he talked about butter and wftich was O. K. because on ac- ount of we had butter with our unch that noon and also a pint of whole milk and we could take most anything, and I recognized he butter and gained two.poiinds hat afternoon and I'm sure glad Mads Christensen is. a Dane and cnows how to make good butter and Mads was at the Rotary meet- nig that noon and I asked him would he sing a Dane song and he wouldn't And Rev. Price, program hairman said 'he thought it was probably just as well if Mads and me didn't sing because on account of he couldn't understand Dane anyway, but he sure thought Dane mtter must be good and perhaps jetter 'n the singing. —o— The Algona Dunking Unit and the Algona Dunking Auxiliary are making great strides in membership and it begins to look like the unit would outrank the Algona Gulpers Club, although a ot of gulpers also belong to the dunkers. Recent additional members to the Dunking Unit are L. E. Hovey, Senator Duane Dewel, M. F. Carney, D. A. Teeter, M. T. Kruse, N. M. Isaacson, H.. Carrol, A. W. Young, E. E. Anderson, Orin Spaulding, Walter Loehr, Jack Howley, H. M. Brethorst, Harvey Zweifel, E. B. Carlson, Grady Phillips, T. H. Vaughn, Moyd "Curly" Pratt, Beecher _ane, C. L. Bailey, Simon Henry, Henry Stehle, B. E. Priebe, I. Gilmore, C. C. Cooper, Robert Clarion Long, of Algona; Harry McChane, B. E. Miller, Ronald Miller, of Burt; Earl Elbert, H. W. Behnke, Theodore Elbert, Everett Shipler, of Wittemore; A. 3. Lappe, C. J. Stauder, of Bancroft; Ben Hinders, Wesley; and ,eo P. Elbert, Corwith. I also find -that "Fuzzy" Robinault joined the Dunkers as did also Bill Vigars and at first Bill didn't feel as though he should sign up because on account of he thought 1 was an' officer - m. tHe unit and he had en6Ugh \0t Hie Jri the Gulpers, to wftich he also belongs, but he thinks TnV O. K. when I'm asleep, so he signed up f and Rev. SV Earl Burgess,.' another good Gutper, decided that 'twould be O. K, to join tip with the Dunkers, though, he ' nev.er dunks to the extent that he, gets, lis wrist in the coffee, So-'he adds prestige to the membership, The Durikers Auxiliary is also going to town In the way qf membership,' new members being Mrs. C. L. Bailey, Mrs., Leslie Ross, Mrs. Helen Bassett Lucille Blanchard, Margaret •• Haubach, Mrs. Dalas Klein, Arllne Gross, Mrs. Melvlrt Kern, Mrs. G. A. Paine, Mrs. A. L. Fisher,, Mrs. Henry Stebrltz, Mrs. D. A .Teeter, Mrs. Al Thompson, Mrs. A. W. Young, Lorraine Loper, Juanita Eller, Mrs. Mel Thompson, Mrs. Robert Foth, Gertrude Dale, Mrs. Leo Best, Leona Wagner,'Mrs. L. K, Johnson, Mrs. Lee Maharas, Frances Hudson, Blanche Hegarty,. Eleanor Soppe, Genevleve Wagner, Mrs. Lorene Morse, lone Blanchard, Algona; Mrs. George Schuller, Mrs. H. W. Behnke, Mrs. Minnie Wilson, Whittemore; Mrs. A. B. Lappe, Mrs. Clarence Vaske, Mrs. C. J. Stauder, Bancroft; Mrs. Ohas. H. Newel, Mrs\ G. B. Johnson, Fenton; Aline Martinek, Wesley; Mrs. Curtis Morgan, Mrs. Irene Will, LuVerne! Mrs. B. E. Miller, Burt; Mrs. E. Post, Titonka; Margaret Hansen, Irvington. Darlene Wyant is the new assistant to Mary Rich, chief doughnut baker and both of them will be glad to instruct in dunking doughnuts because on account of they're both good at it, so to speak. And one morning this week I observed Mrs. Thea Haldeman and Mrs. Vern Storms gulping their coffee and along with this Mrs. Haldeman dunked a piece of toast and she did it very nicely and agreed that she would be glad to. join the dunkers and I agree that aoth she and Mrs. Storms would be good additions to the Dunker Unit membership, so to speak. Violet Hawthorne, Of the Mason City Globe-Gazette writes as iol- :ows: "Thank you very, much for the great honor extended to me in admitting me to membership in the honorable order of Coffee Gulpers." More proof of how the Maison City newspaper people appreciate being one of us. Jim Murtagh was in town this week on furlough after having served overseas and he's a lieutenant now and he sure looks fine even though he's been hospitalized for several months and it will be remembered that Jim and Nprni Rice were hi the heat of a weight race here when Jim Was called to the service and I was to be the 1 Mire my wrefcoai M Saturday mdrftiWg, ; jutte 2, 1946; and it felt as comfortable to me as.it w'bfttld dh ttfeZhdof January, that's how 6old thg temperature was and that's how shivery I felt. Maybe Aigbna.people, don't live right or something or .maybe tne weatherman is mad at 'em and so he' gets ev.en by dishmg out win*, ter weather in the good old slimmer time.- I CoUttted ihe chimneys on my'wjay to work Saturday and ithere were fourteen of them belch- ihg coal smoke' which indicated the furnaces were on the job and don't it beat the (band, how. a Jtty has to burn cdal in June? Earl Sprague said his thermometer registered 38. tout It must toe an old one Or else it lies to him because on account of I «m sure It Was 32 and Dr. Harry McCorkle also wore his overcoat to work and he Said the thermometer was around 30 tout he would bet it w.as nearer 20 and he asked me did I drain my radiator and which I hadn't. And Howard Platt tells me that this cold weather is just a cycle (having nothing to do with bl or tri cycles) and in another year or two the month of May will be dry and the month of June will be hotter 'n 'blazes,' like It Used to was. Hope Howard is right, because on account of I like barefoot weather in June better, than Townsend Flash By Mrs. A. M. Anderson ws&x&sy^^ St. Benedict News w&a3a3x$3^^ The Frimml brothers and sisters were a week ago visitors at the Clarence Siemers home. Sister Carina and Sister Clement spent last week at Armstrong teaching a class of communicants. Mr. and Mrs. Jule Seller and Mr. and Mrs. Magnus Rahm attended the funeral in Sexton of Grandma Hoffs. Mrs. Marie Scobba spent from Tuesday till Sunday at Fort Dodge to prepare the home her husband had rented for their future home. Wilbur Dailey, USN, of the Pacific area, came home last Weri- esday for a 30 day leave. He came to see his father who had been ailing. Mrs. Robert Garman, Mrs. Greg Studer, Miss Norene Arend and Mrs. B. Dorr drove to St. Joe Memorial Day and called on the Bob Rusher family at LuVerne. Anton Granjenet experienced a lot of grief last week as he had several head of cattle bloat on green clover. A veterinarian was called several times to treat the stock. Mrs. Paul Rieser, the former Diana Arndonfer, had been quite seriously ill following an operation at St. Charles hospital near Chicago, but at this writing is improving. Mrs. Mary McKenna and Agatha and Mr. and Mrs. G. G. Studer were last week Sunday visitors at Waterloo to witness the first communion of Marlene Henigar, the former's granddaughter, and great granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Studer. Mr. and Mrs. Matt Haus, of Glendale, California, and Miss Susan Lentz, ol Waterloo, were visitors at the Lando Mishacks last Wednesday and Thursday. At dinner Thursday at the Mish- ack home were the Albert Meyer family of Livermore, Mrs. Meyer being a sister of Mr. Haus. The Rev. and Mrs, F. Rieth and two SOBS if e spending their vacation with relatives in Missouri They will be away over two Sup&yft, The Hey. A. Otto, of Lotts Creek, will bjye - u oJtbfl It may be noted that in recent years there has been a trend toward a larger number of elderly persons, proportionately, in our population. This emphasizes the growing need of adequately and wisely solving the problem of old age security. . It should also be pointed out, quite apart from the question of the social justice of caring for the aged, that if the Townsend Bill is enacted, the retirement of elderly workers will make way lor younger and more vigorous persons, and will thus^both directly and indirectly, go far toward solving the problem of unemployment. This is in addition to stimulation ol consumer spending power resulting from disbursement of the annuities. Adv, bSth oT 'M»: the'y'ffi' a epu&le of good iuy& ,; .?.,.•?,'••':'...'- ••;•.• '•':'; Insulate Now! For A Johns-Manville Blown Home Insulation Estimate Call 767 Wormhoudt Home Insulation Co. DEL LEANEAGH Local Representative - > - 44tf agifee "Wlffi JlftPiSttStf S&iw nM fayffltifi'fc.ty^^^tfytiM'fitiy. to" getYfcf&H "with ifeej aM Bffihfi iWataoJ: 'Jii :-Xl.j. When and Wheie . : . ig^*|L . ^^i ':-•'•. '. • . . . ' '• To Borrow _"'..' / -',""•"..• •".''' • *.'."; . - ,.- . : / •-,-•••'. 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