The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 14, 1945 · Page 8
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 8

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, June 14, 1945
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:«& y"'' - ; '' : .'Vf'••"••:/'.! '• : - : '-"" i .':"- 'v'?/-:-:-'•'''•-'.••..;'-:;i:"'*vV>- .*lS|fp|S;5^ ' '• : < ' I—',.',':, *ll«',. V',S.' 'I'J.-VfJilTflSJi tippet A W. HAGC^K 3 B g ^SR, Publish*, 2«Sj ff^!^*^ ^ ifctered as Second Class Matter _a_tjhe Postofflee ^7^ onflden J in Russia. Most of this loss jf of the American i)66>6, aftd the poll sh&wed 8S- per cent of our people believed that Russia could foe depended upon to co-operate with us. But 3, 1879. Issued Weekly. ° f First Place Award Winner, 1933, Iowa's Most Outstanding Weekly, Judged by State University of Iowa THE ALGONA UPPER DBS MOINES SERVICE FLAG Richard Sheldon •* Robert Ditsworth 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.»0 ^Single Copies SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year in advance confidence we surmise has — ~r.r rtl r. m ..^ h < ing conjectures of newspaper men without much to go on, but supposing what may happen in the future. So .far as this writer is concerned we do noTleel a disposition to criticize Russia for wanting to have something to say in regardJo thePolish boundary line, and it migh t be a good Idea for us to lay low and not try to boss all of these strictly European matters. We would get 'het UP" in this country if Russia would try to ten us just where the -boundary line should be between the United States and Mexico. Frugality of the Trumans President and Mrs. Truman since their elevation to the White House have shown signs of being frugal and sensible folks in many ways, fn direct contrast to the previous Bdmtatatratlon. making a short survey_ of the situation, Yttlt**X ; iM ef fhit the big unwieldy force of thirty was imme- HintPlv reduced to twelve employes which has nroved to be j US t as efficient and certainly less expensive. President and Mrs. Truman have never had the advantages of great wealth and h^ve come up the hard way which forced them to be careful of every cent ° £rnex P end ' tUr !'f me- ^per'Des'MoTn^'and-Kossuih-CountyAd^^ ^^umm^r home wili be the old Truman home vance in corribination, per year ?o.w ^ d t In dependence, Missouri «o subscriptions less than 6 months. blMU - • ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per inch 42c a n, President Truman's every act since he be- Editorial By J. W. Haggard , 1, r. or .«» than . Compulsory Military Training failing to get jobs at the !._„ _ ,. t . . . M the $25 a week which the bill would_gve them The question of compulsory military training and f0 is a question that is taking the attention of the TMs gcmnds more country at present, and the country seems to be more or less divided, which of course might have been expected. We have rather favored the idea oflaki'ng care of us all "from the cr grave." Really we thought that Truman had more sense, but perhaps tt_wa. adang too ueen ujit>cv.i.«.-u. •• >- ,.-..-- nacl muic «,!>.»., -«- •«•- • ,,,uh ifo in with the thought that a year's training of oui mlich to expect Truma n to agree withjis m youth would benefit them in many ways both Besides after all, he has never^ re - —----' *- f erred the matter ,to us and that sort'o peeved us. bAY, Ju^ffi 1' ^ By Chris Reese I'm glad we have a "Mother's bay" When everyone,may homage pay. - , To her, God's finest gift to man, ,; Enshrined in every happy land. . But what about her humble mate? Let's st&p a bit and cogitate. Let's ask to see' St. .Peter's book, Let's thumb the pages, have a look. Yep, here's" his page, 'tis surely fine, I'm doubly glad he's dad of mine, No mark against him, nary blot,. The page sets out he's fairly fought. In letters plain St. Peter's pen Says Dad has oft befriended men, Sets out that Dad is on the square, That he's respected everywhere. That daily he is at his work Nor has he thought to loaf or snirK; He's met his troutoles with a smile, No urge m him to fate beguile.' As citizen he's done his part To ease unhappy neighbor's lot, • ^ Had time to reach a helping hand To build a more contented land. He's made mistakes, does not pretend At any time tb foe or friend That he is perfedt, ultra-fine, Our father's record, yours and mme. So we would favor "Father's Day," Appreciate him while we may— All honor to our Dad. our friend, He's tops with us above all men. But wouldn't it be swell, indeed, If we would oftener give heed TO worth of Dad, both I and you Observe his day the whole year through? H deSre WWfa: August for- toUrger, |8t at WlS; horns 'MjMfr. m^nce, 111.?' idflowmjj «t; long ill* viVeti bl his wife 1 and' live othei ehildrett v f us 6f -Ha«j»j«ft |" J ,.Mrs. (Alice) I*. V. Hill .of Chicago, Mrs, (RUth) Lex Mardott of Grant £ark, 111, Mrs. (Delia) Cliff Wheller i of Kahkakes, t 111. Mrs. (Cecelia)' Clefcr Hebert o Sfiifre'^Bd^^lofl^i'Va^n-e O6MJ weft SuWdttEiftetnol;;: Vl itdrs at the Jwtti&bf their tffand . Wanda and J6yce ; of Bldbmlngtonj f Itrd., * visited H ma '&m physically and mentally. Besides placing the country in a position of being speedily able to organize an army in case of necessity. However there are seemingly valid arguments against the compulsory training of our young men and Rev. Nelson, pastor of the First Lutheran church of Algona, in a letter in the Open Forum of the Des Moines Register cited some pertinent facts in an argument against such training, which we give below: An old proverb reads: "The victor tends to worship the gods of the vanquished.' 'The truth of this saying is painfully demonstrated in the present effort to pust through compulsory military training in peace-time. Napoleon was the first to employ compulsory military training on a large scale. By employing it he corrupted the revolution based 'upon the ideals of liberty, fraternity, equality, into an imperialistic dream. He •enslaved Europe and held it so for several years. But the very power that compulsory military training provided him, made him feared and hated and brought his shameful doom. After his death, the Germans began to worship the same god. Germany herself is the best example of the end results of compulsory military training. She was once a great and esteemed nation, leader in religion, music, art, philosophy, science. But after less than a century of compulsory militarism she is not only hopelessly defeated but utterly unfitted for democratic self-rule. Once great,' she is now a nation practically without a soul. Now, with Germany down to an unspeakable end, let us not poke around in the stinking remains and resurrect her false god tind worship it. The very fact that it has brought great movements and great nations to a disgusting demise, should be evidence enough that it is a false god, and inferior thing. In these days let us rededicate ourselves -to the principles of freedom, justice, and international co-operation—the things that have made America great and loved. God fonbid that we should stoop to worship the tjods of our vanquished enemy.—Eugene K. Nelson, 320 N. Wooster St., Algona, Iowa. Freedom of the Press For many years this country has prided itself nen'V typewriter is allowed to say what they " „ _i_- L uUrtl 1.11-1 nnt llflVP TO Opinions of Other Editors on a Truman O. K.'d by Strongly Partisan Republican Paper Eagle Grove Eagle: If is very evident that President Truman is returning the government to the people. The one man, one ring c;rcus is over. Tiurnan P is doing just what.Dewey said he wpidd do if elected—place responsible men in office and let them do their jobs without interference There w 11 be no regrets over the sacking of Ma Perkins from the cabinet post of secretary of labor.She never was more than a mere clerk-signing where the boss told her to sign. Roosevelt was his own secretary of labor as he was his own secretary ot state. Wickard was a flop as secretary of agriculture, and Biddle a constant headache as attorney general. Walker made agood postmas'er general in that he made both ends meet-^but who Wouldn't with the increased business the war brought to the postoffice department? The Eagle has often contended that we needed a change at Washington, and, that change need not necessarily be placing the republican party m power. The people benefit from a mere change in leadership. Incompetents are being removed the government is being returned to the people. RepiSative government still lives, and we have scuttled the indispensable man idea. Everything is going to be all r 'S ht Employer Gets Tough Decorah Journal: Everett Gross of the Gross Oil Co furnished this set of instructions which may be of interest to northeastern Iowa employers as they prepare to stiffen their policies in view of the easing of the labor shortage. New employe regulations effective May 28, 1945' 1 No one will be allowed to drink over one quart of liquor per day while on duty. 2 Anyone reporting for work over one nour late four times in one week will be docked one- half the lost time. . , 3 Anyone taking a company car at night must'leave a note so we will know is and it must not be driven over 200 miles, unless the speedometer is disconnected. ,,,„„* 4. No advances in wages will be made beyond six months. , ... 5. Anyone calling the boss a s win 6. Lunch during morning and afternoon must There was a Dane convention held at James' the other morning when Mads Christensen dared me to gulp a cup with him and while we were gulping in comes Roy Christensen, another Dane but not related to Mads, and so there was some Dane talked but no singing, and Mads paid for the gulping and had 23 cents left-after that, and I was broke, tout Roy said he had plenty (84c), but we Scandi- hoovians showed the rest of em how to really gulp and then E. J. Van Ness came in and he s not a Dane but he said he was a republican and he thought the Danes did a prety nice job of gulping but he wasn't so hot about their singing, and then Clarence .Phillips drdpped in and he said he had some Danes in the Chamber-jit Commerce but they hadn't bothered him with wanting to sing all the time, and Mads had on his summer straw, that big one with a lot of awning around the brim, and the day wasn't a straw hat clUU tiic w"j .» ««.- - — . .-J day at all tout he is for me and with me on June 1 being straw hat day because on account ot ne says, "We Danes' got to sort of stick together." Hank Stehle is a firm believer in June 1 toeing straw hat day and he dug up that sailor he had stuck away since last year and he wore it every day even though at times he thought he'd ought to get-out his ear laps for the hat, and he has several ventilating holes cut in the hat for hot weather purposes but I noticed that the past week he had the holes wadded up to keep the winter weather out of the crown of the sailor and to keep his pate warm, so to speak. But i eot to give it to Hank, he believes in observing straw hat season, ice, snow, zero or rain, notwithstanding. —o— Tuesday noon, June 5th, was an dime, but -Furst arid Bunkofske had heard me fiddle once before and they said they had hardly recovered from that episode and they were going to divide my 'ace, one scrape the east side and one the west side. If ever the Rotary gets tired of my blah tolah (and kicks me out I'm going to ; foin the Lions because on account of I like the way they roar and the noise they make when they eat and the vociferousness of their horman- izing after they've eaten and Gene Hertz and Don Miller and Orin Spalding of the high school faculty, said I had the brains to become a Lion all right but some times maybe I just didn't always use 'em right tout they'd overlook that, if I'd leave the old fiddle at home. But I admit I can roar with any of 'em and while I appreciate the roar they put up because of my fiddling, I don't blame 'em, because on account of my fiddling ain't always the finest in the world. ' June, as a month, has several big days, three of 'em, the 14th is flag day, the 17th is Father's day and the 21st is the longest day in the year, has the most sunshine and it's my birthday. No, I'm not 80, tout getting close. .But my lamlved 'On and owned the farm **$.$£ which is, now owncdby Bill Frt ml. They left; here in 1920,, Tom Fbrbutiger and his son-in-law, Jofe Krieps, left Tuesday to attend the funeral which was held there Wednesday morning. ^ Returned P. of W« at Seneca Honored Seneca: A family -gathering was held at the C, C. Volght home Sunday with a dinner at noon. . Present were Mr. and Mrs. Frank W e s- torod of Cylinder, ; the William Voights of Graettlriger,-Mr. and Mrs. Ed Sweeney of Brnmetsburg, the Paul Voights and the Mervin Widdles of Fenton, also Sgt. and Mrs. Chalmer Bonnicksen. Sgt. Bonntcksen, Who had .been a prisoner of war in Germany for the past two years and three months, was released in April and came home two weeks ago Sunday. His wife, Claudia .Volght •Bdpnicksen, who has been in i Call- tfoTnia working in an aircraft plant, returned from the west coast about three weeks ago. Chalmer will report back to a camp at Arkansas the latter part of July. Rhonda Hammond called Drusilla Opheim Sunday afternoon. . , , Help boost the meat stilly ariOiiVis yati **& ™; ntdriey, We ttffe ftaying 6ttf ceiling ; .pri««^fc< poultry, Do not contribute to the Mack market, Pink of Perfection feeds arid iehii-solid buttettnilk on hand at all time*;'- : ; : -.:' • ., '''/'^ ; :."-' ^ • " : ' :; :: CHICK STABLER ;d........^~4-$3.?S ' . V. CHICK GROWER ..< - - . . ..: 3-50 Townsend Flash By Mrs. A. M. Anderson , . . .birthday ain't too important, at that, because oh' account of the banks, barber shops, liquor store and post office ain't shutting up for the day and you can buy butter milk all day, too. Those of you who want to give me a birthday present, leave it at the Upper Des VIoines office. I could use a couple of radio tubes, a carton of cig- arets and a good tire and tube for ;he car. ;,an7 to, .Kordfrect. libel, and not_havejto be limited^ ™ ftuj^J^ ^ ^ ^ answer j, aiiA-ti. t ^^ «*.~~. _-.-_ , WOY1 to anyone for their remarks. In all of the ^ • - answm tvi ttuj «^».v- *". ~..^.- _ PUIICIIIUS 11*- , , i 4. delicate situations arising from the world war it g Everyone must report for work at least of course is ill advised for us to print our vague two days a week . suspicions of our allies and their motives. At the present time with so many intricate questions ans- *^ AC nni-.f^r'onpp nnt ing ff- if- V A Newspaper Without a Soul! Eagle Grove Eagle: We have lived a, long time Vrom^e^n Francisco Peace conference ^nd ^ or^ We ^Uvea^on. «™ H many of the nations of the world jealous ana nave d fa rpmpmbe /' the Freeman-Journal of with many of the nations first time we remember the Freeman- and suspicious of one another, it would seem to ^j^jt- appearing Without an editorial page. us as foolish for the press to step in and suggest Editor Hunter has been confined to his home o£ the motives of any of the Big tive fQi . thg past ten days Decause O f illness. outstanding hour for the members of the Algona Lions club because on account of I ate off the bunch and than I 'fiddled my head off afterwards and brought expressions of pain to the visages of the Lions while I was doing it, and Del Cooper, who had asked me to come and eat with 'em and fiddle for 'em, apologized to the Lions, and which he had a right to do and maybe I should have been shot, but it's against the law to shoot civilians, so to speak. —o— But it was nice of Del not to tell 'em that I'd offered him five bucks if he'd let me torture some of those guys. And I sure enjoyed the feed because on account of they had butter with it. I thought the Rotary and Kiwanis could do.some group singing, but I got to give it to the roaring Lions, they really go to town vocally, but they have some grand talent, like Bill Curtis, tenor- Bob Richardson tenor; Kev. •'*•' j ,___„. /~**»r,irr Cow Attacks and Tramples Swea Cityan Swea City: Magnus- Peterson had a narrow escape from receiving serious injury on Saturday morning. His ' cow had escapee from the pasture into a neighbor's garden and Mr. Peterson went to 'lead her home. When the cow refused to lead, he attempted to drive her, but she attacked him knocking him to the ground and trampling him. The driver of thf creamery truck happened alonj just then, and came to Mr. Peter son's aid. Aside from painfu 'bruises, he sustained no injury but without the other man's in The amount of money which would be collected by means :of a three per cent on gross incomes under the Townsend plan cannot be known to the very penny. Monetary and fiscal statistics published by the board of governors of the federal reserve system, and other branches of the government are used to compute the base. The mount arrived at, using figures f 1943, is $23,436,000,000. This mount divided evenly among all ualified annuitants would have iven each about $122.06 per lonth. The Townsend bill would remove present taxes collected for jld age assistance and old age .in- urance (national and in the tates), and the gross amount if viewed as a "tax load", would be educed by the amount of the limination of the existing taxes. The estimated tax yield would not be exactly the ,same every year, because gross incomes vary. Jut this is exactly why the plan s needed. By keeping transactions nd income at a high level, the ield would be kept high,, with jenefits to all, not alone to the annuitants, but to the whole economic life of the nation. Adv tervention, have had sequences. L ANESBORO ^ HATCHERY COMPANY We Have Good Reasons For Giving You a Good Mortgage Loan REASON NO. 1—As a local institution interested, in the -welfare of ^this community, we like to see local'money keep in circulation right here at home. „•'""' REASON NO. 2—It is to our advantage to so serve you that you'll want to remairi one of our customers for years to come. / That accounts for the liberal options and attractive rates on our mortgage loans. Find out about-them before you buy or refinance—won't;you? .... . IOWA SiAf E AM5ONA ,*»: . Member. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Ralph Miller, President Harold GUmore, Cashier Boy McMahon, £«8',t Cashier the accident migh more serious con- 3ns at lea t However, this very thing is "' The Freeman-Journal without Mr Hunter s £?£« done every day It is supposed that England page is just like a wedding without a bride, still *!? g =^ =« y «S n nistlc and the newspapers a splendid newspaper but without a sou ! One serve nations newspapers a splendid newspaper but without a soul! One and Russia are) . antaag °" 1Sct ' C *"£. r tation between need not always agree with Mr. Hunter but you suggest many things to cause »"«"° n ,, erhaps do admire his virile approach in his treatment of them, when the less sa!d the better would perhaps cu to promote good will between the two ons ,. The Gallup Poll folks made a survey the other . the ]ogic of what we have said , try to vision what which showed that the American people are Mr . Hunter might find wrong with it and often o confidence in the good intentions of Rus- conclude it would not stand the acid . test^of sia A decline of ten per cent was sh° w " e nared with a poll taken last Marc . * . t wn tne SJze OI we usi.ei v-nj ucv^ = »-« have continued at intervals since Marcn, consideration of world affairs, local and " .. __, ___ i ,,,oo "Dn vnn thinK lya = ,, TII_ _____ j»_ it *h= (Vilto in do admire his virile approach cu ^ o£ the day> always wit hout malice comp , ete cando r. Frequently in writing tor this page, we ponder clear-sighted Hunter analysis and toss-it into the waste basket. Rarely does a newspaper m the town the size of Webster City devote a full «,-„!, page to consideration of world affairs, local i lluc ^~ - . D ° y° u th ' n * state problems. We wonder if the folks in •Russia can be trusted to co-operate with us after Hamilton county and Webster City appreciate the IT * r?» The first poll showed 39 per cent hjgh c i ass newspaper the Hunter-Tucker com- the war. inesi i during bination is giving them? In the meatime, Mr. answering, Yes. ine ,, yes ,,. Last Hunte hurry up , and get well before we get too y^A^^^^l^^L far ° Ut ° f line ' " — Premium For Loafing The proposed $25 a week unemployment pay would lick up the pillions of dollars held by the states to protect the workers really in need and require the emrernment to put up millions be- ^es. Would leave the states m pear shape to handle unemployment problems in case of a busi- depression without levying burdensome taxes. wage cannot last the Marshalltowii Times-Republican 5 40 hours. That makes the weekly wage $16 if anyone works at tne lowest paid job. Truman's plan would pay tne worker $15 a week to refuse to work at the minimum wage of 1>io per week and he would keep on paying the worker to refuse to work for six months whereas the average unemployment insurance now extends for 16 weeks. "Going Fishing On Pay" would be the correct title for the Truman plan as it would be $25 a week if you don't work and $16 a week if you do work at the mimmum wage. Roosevelt couldn't beat that scheme to create unemployment. The $25 a week schedule would constitute a raid on unemployment reserve funds built up from premiums collected from toe employer and, (8»jpi9|es .Wf8> The C C. Richardson, tenor; Craig Vinson, tenor; F. M. Christensen, tenor; Fred Shiltz, tenor, and there was just left Bob McCullough to carry that whole bunch with his bass and I helped him and we really carried 'em. Frank Roscoe sings well, vocalizes tunefully, but he didn't sing tenor, sort of ban- tone I guess, tout he has volume, and Ernie Anliker and V. Naudain, in perfect unison, joined m jerfect harmonizing. And so the Lions 'sang a song about "Fur, Fur Away" and not even the Rotarians with their 'Roll Out the Barrel" could touch 'em. And they really made the fur fly and for a while I was afraid they were going to keep the vociferous vocalizing up long enough to keep me from ftddlmg. So the chief Lion, Herb Hedlund, threatened to have Marc Moore jug a few of 'em and the/ put the brakes on the "Fur, Fur Away" melody and I got out my fiddle and Earl Sprggue got up and was " OFFICIAL NOTICE BEFORE THE IOWA STATE COMMERCE COMMISSION TO THE CITIZENS OF JCOSSUTH COUNTY: Notice is hereby given that a petition for a franchise to erect, use and maintain poles, wires, guy wires, towers, cables, conduits and other fixtures and appliances for the purpose of conducting electricity for lighting, power and heating purposes, has been filed toy the Interstate Power Company, Dubuque, Iowa, in the office of the Iowa State Commerce Commission; that said petition asks the right to construct, operate and maintain said electric transmission line over, along and across the following described public lands, highways, streams and private lands, to-wit: (2400 volts) Beginning at the northeast corner of Section? Thirty^our (34), Township One Hundred (100) North, Range Twenty^ eight (28) West of the Fifth (5th) P. M:, Kossuth County, Iowa, thence south on the highway on the west linei of said Section Thirtyrfour (34), three-tenth (3/10) mjle. The Iota State Commerce Com, Why Phillip? is today OncTof Producers of Butadiene fot.§ynthetic Rubber The fast-roljing truck picture4 above is one of the famous ^R.e<t Pall Ex* press" that kept the supplies lolling acrpss France in the wake of the vie-! IOOOHS Yanks. ' * S«t thirt ttwck also represents one pf rf»e Wgges? headaches ti^e mefl'p 'tui4 oij roen^haVe had to face in •Jhat Afnericaitindusw hw b e «a:i • stye to meet tfe tewfie demw4 ft« 'i«lu£ WU'rv purpose of those funds was to feec jmployes when there was no work* [t was never intended these funds be paid to men who refused to work. The worker who works 40 hours a week at the minimum wage of 40 cents an hour will earn $70 a month whereas Truman would pay him $108 per month to go fishing on pay. After the unemployment fund had been exhausted the worker might have grown weary of loafing so that $70 a month and something to do to occupy his time might look good to him. \ Of course congress might up the minimum wage to 50 cents ^n hour or $20 per week but still a man could earn $25 a week by going fishing w pay under Truman's aui* uc*** v-i-**-*3—: «*-- -- m~i..„!., going to leave and so was "Curly Pratt and Dr. Andrews but after they had 'heard me caressingly and scathingly draw my bow over the strings, they stuck it out though Dr. Andrews (hes the official tail twister for the Lions) kept calling for "Pop Goes the Weasel" (because he knew I always "finish on that tune, but I kept sawing away and drew sighs and tears and ridicule from many a Lion there. H. T. Bunkofske and Hank Furst, a couple of goo4 barbers, r-c,M*iiaBnj« S^VSB»*f!?BlMWfS^KE bust the fiddle and forget to fid- Cfj£ die, but I wed it to Del Cooper to do roy bit in"a fiddling way so I'll have to go to church without a shave I 'guess ' UBJSSS soinebody - to &d m»' tsra Mil : P4 " mission fixed the tenth (10th) day of July, 1945, at ten (10) oclock A. M., in its o«iee at Des Mqines, Iowa, as time and place for bearing said petition, _» Any objections to the granting of such franchise roust be in writ; ing and filed in triplipate with thfe Commission at legst live (5) days (before date of hearing. The Iowa State Commerce Commission 'that the objector bf d »t the hearing to who 'has full to cope with a fwoms dei»an4 jfpj && fei famy cks an4 other veWdss, , . J Vx^T'-^J^' -:. '. FOR VICTORY.,.Buy U.S. War Bonds and Stamps mMKMf'fi^tfjtffjfSii

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