The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 21, 1945 · Page 8
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, June 21, 1945
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9 North Dodge Street *. W.' HtAGOARiD & R. B. WALLER, Publlshett Altered as Second Class Matter at the Postofflce ftt Algona, Iowa, under act of Congress of March 3, 1879. Issued Weekly. NATIO 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 -K 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 $4.00 Single Copies Vc SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year in advance $3.00 'Upper Des Moines and Kossuth County Advance in combination, per year $5.00 Wo subscriptions less than 6 months. ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per inch _ —42c Editorial By J. W. Haggard No Land Inflation Here A gentleman by ithe name of I. W. Duggan, ivho> is governor of the Farm Credits Administration, has lately given out warnings that a national disaster is in -the offing unless the ballooning price of farm land can be curbed. He says that farm land prices are soaring at an even faster clip than they did during and after the last World War. This despite the fact that prices of farm products nre far below the $2.50 wheat era of 1B18, when it looked as if there was a good chance to pay interest, taxes, and a part of the principal of the loan at the end of the year. About the time 'that every land owner thought •he was at last getting rich, along came the slump, leaving the price of land at about the amount of the mortgage or less. In many hundreds of cases the land was taken over by the owner of the mortgage, leaving the farm owner out the money he had paid down on the land with nothing to show for it. Mr. Duggan says that over the entire United States there has been a 53 per cent jump in farm land prices from the 1935-39 level. In Ken-lucky and South" Carolina land prices have doubled and in 18 other states prices have risen 60 per cent. Many tenants are tempted to buy farms for themselves while farm products are selling so high. Mr. Duggan points out that soon war conditions will change and farm produce "wfll drop in value when Japan is whipped in a few months. Mr. Duggan, of course, must have a wide •view of the farm land prices in the nation. But so far as northern Iowa land prices are concerned we are sure that land is at present selling at no more than it will pay dividends on during normal times, and that money spent for land in Kossuth county now at present prices, is by long odds the best investment that can be made. But we would suggest that now, as ever, it is a good idea to tse able to pay for the land, or at least know where the purchase price money is coming from. Good improved farms in Kossuth county are selling at from $100 to $175 per acre at present, and they will pay good returns on those prices, even in normal times. Editor Hunter Is 83 It must have warmed the heart of Editor •^V. F. Hunter, who has been at the helm of the "Wt&ssier City Journal in some capacity or other for -tht; ipasl 68 years when on his 83d birthday Jast week t'he workers on the Journal joined in sending him one of the finest tributes that we have seen. Editor Hunter, whose editorial page in. the Freeman-Journal is rated one of the best .fjj Jpwa, has been off duty for a couple of weeks oh account <ol illness, for the first time in many years, and many of us who have long depended on his editorials for inspiration and ideas have sadly missed his page. A sincere tribute from those with whom we work and know us best is always to be rated the highest that can be paid. We print below the congratulations of the Freeman-Journal force as printed in that paper: Editor Mont (W. F.) Hunter is today just f!3 years young! He is observing the day quietly at his pleasant Des Moines street home and, taking advantage of his absence from his den on the second floor of the Freeman-Journal building the office force is stealing his page to offer its congratulations and to pay him the respect to which he is entitled. Mont has been sniffing printer's ink since shortly after his father, the late J. D. Hunter, bought the old Hamilton Freeman in 1H66. When a kid 15 years old in 1877, he entered the office and in the 68 years that have passed since, he has become a fixture on the Freeman-Journal and occupies a prominent niche in Iowa newspaperdom's Hall of Fame. He is of the "old school" of writers—those fearless newspaper men who brought the state through its pioneer days to its present stage of high development as one of the most progressive in the sisterhood of states. I As a longtime edltdr, a cleat and sin* cere thinker and ah unprejudiced ahd fair* minded writer whose opinions dominate the Hamilton county area, he ranks with L. H, Henry of the Charles City Press, Harvey Ingham of the Des Moihes Register and Tribune, .t'he late George D. Perkins of the Sioux City Journal, and men of their kthd who Have pioneered a high' ideal of journalism in Iowa. There is nothing blatant or boastful about Mont. He is overly modest and has never sought or accepted a public Office in his llfe--it might prejudice his opinions. 'He-doesn't even seek to meet high political officials. He guards vigilantly against prejudice, but he has his opniions and always feels free to express them vigorously, ,but without bias. His writings are closely followed by readers of the Freeman-Journal. Many families have been regular readers for two and three generations. By nature he is quiet and most unassuming, and has enjoyed remarkably good health. He likes to read, ponder and write alone in .his small office, but he won't have a telephone there—perhaps it's just an idiosyncrasy and maybe it's because 'he doesn't like to be disturbed with piffle. Well, anyway he's having a birthday today. And we'd like to let him know that his host of readers love him for the human slant of his page and the sincerity of his writings. And we, here in the office, love him, too. We have missed his quiet personality and his undisturbed outlook on life these past three weeks: We most sincerely hope that within a few days we shall see him back— a wish, we know, in which a multitude of friends will join. —The Freman-Journal Force. AI ««li dihii« Aitii si flat Sanctioning Adultry Out in California the legislature seems to have an idea that they should protect the soldiers' •wives who played with the 4-Fs not wisely but too well. A bill has been introduced to 'allow •the adoption of babies born to the wives while the soldiers were overseas, with the idea that the knowledge of the fact be kept from him. It certainly showed that the author of the bill should have remained in the back yard of the livery stable from which he should not have been allowed to escape. It is remarkable how such freaks are ever permitted to get into legislatures, but it frequently happens, it seems. The legislature shut its eyes and passed the bill, but it was later killed. 11 The bill brought widespread condemnation from service publications abroad, as a measure that would enable wives of service men to bear illegitimate children while their husbands were overseas and conceal the fact from their husbands. Of course both soldiers and the wives felt insulted and we are liable to go on in the same old way for a time at least. Opinions of Other Editors Big Days in June Northwood Anchor: Memoranda for June. Next Thursday, the 14th, Flag Day. June 21, longest day of the year. June 22, first day of summer — it's about time. Truman Headed Right Marshalltown Times-Republican: There is considerable evidence Truman does not want new deal regimentation to become permanent. It is a ihopeful sign. It may mean some day a government living within its income and far more free from wastefulness than the government of twelve new deal years. It is a move toward freedom of the people, free enterprise and lower taxes. * * # War Food Badly Managed Humboldt Republican: It will be remembered that the government agencies about a year ago were demanding that something like four billion hens be killed because we had more poultry and eggs than we could use. Why a live chicken was a menace and an egg a threat to civilization or national prosperity or the winning of the war was not explained. We were, however, urged to get rid of the surplus hens. But now we are to,ld that chickens are to be rationed because they are going to the black market where they are sold above ceiling prices. So it looks as though chickens will be rationed (to keep them off the black market) and you and I will have to give up red points if we get any, and we have no red points to give up. This paper does not take any great amount of satisfaction in recounting these facts, but gives the criticism place because it is proper that the American people know the truth. Our war time managers have made a sorry mess of things on the home front, and it is time the people realize it and take steps to remedy the situation. Confiscate German Money Webster City Freeman-Journal: It was reported some time ago, when it appeared almost certain that Germany would be defeated, that many German big shots sent considerable sums of money to Argentina for safe keeping. If that is true and there is any way the victorious allies can get their hands upon that money they ought to do so and turn it over to the European states W'ho suffered serious financial losses because of the thefts indulged in by Germany when they seemed to be winning the war. Of course it would be only a drop in the bucket, but enough drops would fill the bucket. # * # Vodka Too Much for "Monty" Humboldt Republican: The Russian drink called Vodka seems to be potent stuff. Americans who have tried it say one good drink will bust a man's shoelaces. Dispatches from the front say that the English Field Marshal Sir Bernard L. Montgomery who is a teetotaler, was rescued from a perilous position by America's Gen. Dwight E. Eisenhower Who explained to the Russian Marshal George K. Zhokov and his staff that Montgomery could not go with them in the repeated and vociferous "bottoms up" with Vodka. It is said that the late Wendell Willkie, while in Russia, had a hard time with the "liquid dynamite." The Congressional Grab GETS MY By Chris Reese ' If griping rights are gi'en to somfe It's not to us who live at home, But to the boys who carry arms , O'erseas and miles from homes and farms. Your son, your brother, husband, friend, They surely could ; be griping men. You gripe about your gas coupon No chasing 'round thru night till dawn; You gripe because your tires are old And new ones you would have four-fold; You gripe on lesser highway speed Conserving tires is hot your need; And now that they have rationed meat You just can't get enough to etit; And sugar, too, brings gripe galore, Your system craves it all the more; So suffers whisky appetite, Because it's rationed too, you gripe; Of taxes you have much to say, It breaks your heart your share to pay. This griping surely gets my goat, Some gripe by ear and some by note, It's gripe by day and gripe by night, It's gripe about the wrong, the right, It's gripe by women, gripe by men, It seems 'twould never have an end. And, after all, no reason's there For home front griping anywhere. Let's leave it to the men who fight, They surely have a right to gripe. And yet we hear the least from them, They take the raps upon the chin. Fredrick Othman tells a refreshing story of one of the Congressional opponents of the recent financial gravy grab. Representative John S. Wood, Georgia democrat, said he didn't see what all the shouting was about. He thought $10,000 a pretty good annual salary—and what if a chunk of that did go into income taxes. We voted this (income taxes) ourselves, didn't we. (he asked). We oughtn't to be granting ourselves any allowance to make up lor them. 'Furthermore, I think we're taken care of pretty well already. We get free office space and desks and typewriters and money for clerk 'hire. Our mail costs us nothing and we get $65 a >ear extra for air mail. A federal fund takes care of our telegrams. <Up to $300 a year.) I don't need this extra money. Living expenses have gone up but this $3,500 is not for house rent. A1 least the bill doesn't say it is, and I ttink the whole thing smacks i*t us first Northwood Anchor amend the laws for the benefit of the men who sweep the streets and the women who clean the cuspidors before we go voting ourselves any more money. There was a good deal of argument between the louver House members who voted for the grab and those opposed to it. Hot words were tossed back and forth and Democrat Clarence Cannon of Missouri, in favor of the allowance, "took a poke," as the prize fight idiom has it at Republican John Taber, of New York, who protested against it. No great damage—just a lacerated upper lip but ten days later each was explaining the origin of the fisticuffs. The voting by House members of the bonus to themselves during so-called sacrificing war times must disgust many civilians. Perhaps congressmen are not paid enough—perhaps many of us are not—but no doubt a majority of .ibose congressmen left nothing legitimate undone t Q get their jobs by election—before joining 5n the clamor to roll out the pork barrel. ' The adoption of the "expense account" will add ONE MILLION, SIX HUNDRED AND FORTY- TWO THOUSAND, FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS to the collective' •incomes of Congressional members, a government official said. Is it clearly understood what that means? If a congressman has no dependents other than a wife his yearly federal income tax heretofore paid on his $10,000 salary amounted to $1,939.20—less if he has ottier dependents. So the extra $2,500 pays not only ALL of his assessed federal income salary tax—the tax which he helped vote on the people an$ now frees himself from—BUT. since the $2,500 EXPEN.SE ALLOWANCE is tax- exempt he will have ALL of his original cash salary CLEAR and $560.80 in addition. And these are the men we trusted to hold down destructive inflation. Huh! While visiting with C. W. Morck, another Dane, the .other day I found out that the reason he didn't have any ebelskyver to offer me was because on account of the ebelskyv pan was busted and you can't make ebelskyver without the special pan and so we compromised on giving each other something to celebrate our being Danes arid I dug up some akavit and we both agreed that we were two doggoned good Danes after all. You didn't know what akavit is? Well, it's the official, legal and popular substitute for buttermilk in Denmark. And I found out why Albert Granzow doesn't wear a straw hat and it's because on account of he says Straw is worth 12 bucks a ton and they make paper out of it and be believes In increasing the production of paper and doesn't buy a straw hat so that much more paper can be made. And Councilman Alwin Huenhold wore his straw hat up town one day when the mercury was hovering around zero and he said he got cold feet and* left his hat home the rest of the day and here I didn't know that straw hats were'worn on one's feet to keep 'em warm, so to speak. When I asked Bill Barry, Sr., Thursday would he lend me a buck so I could go to the Kiwanis dinner and get properly boohed he felt sorry for me and took me to the dinner and paid for it and it was a good dinner and the Ki- wanians gave me a healthy booh and for which I was glad because on account of that showed they weren't mad at me, and I had hoped there would be some singing but there wasn't and I guess it was because they didn't want me to butt in with my bass singing which is equal to and a bit better than any bass singer in their group, even Bill Vigars admitted that, and Dr. Cretzmeyer, the boss and big shot Kiwanian this year, called me a "Gink" and so the day started out right. —o— I was given a seat of honor at the dinner, sat at the head table along side of the guest speaker, and with Alf Kresensky and the ice fisherman, Russ Cook, and Ray Beamish and Alvin Huenhold and Dr. Shierk, and all of 'em were even willing to kick in to get me to join the Kiwanis. And have made up my mind that the Kiwanis gets places because on account of there are four attorneys in it, Don and Theo. Hutchison, Laurence Winkle and H. W. Miller, and with legal minds of that superior quality in a group, no wonder the Kiwanis have a good club here, and there ai'e many other big brains in the club, Chas. Murtagh, Senator Dewel, Holman Anderson, Chas. LaBarre, E. W. Lusby, Mel Griffin, Joe Bradley, Clarence Pollard, Frank Zender, Bob McCon-- nell and I could go on ad finitum and so forth etc. because on account o£ I saw a lot of Kiwanians there who are a darned sieht smarter 'n I am and I've got some brains, too. But I still claim that I missed the singing that noon, knowing that the Kiwanians believe they can out-barber-shop- schord the Rotarlans, or even the Lions. I repeat, it was a good dinner, a good program, and the Kiwanians don't have a thing fo apologize for unless it would be that I was invited to be there. I have made a discovery an- that is that Wesley is not a Scan- dihoovian neighborhood. That is. according to the Wesley telephone directory. There are 312 names listed in the directory and out of that list only 21 are Scandisooy- ian sounding. Just think of it there ain't a Peterson, nor a Jenson, nor an Anderson, and there are only 4 Johnsons, 3 Larsons 3 Olsons, 3 Skows, 5 Hansens ant 6 Carlsons in the whole list, 24 Scandihoovians in all. Of course the 24 Scandinavians help make Wesley the good town and community that it is—now if there were some Reeses over there but what's the use? Jerome Hawkins, of northeas of Sexf.on, told me the other daj that Ralph Miller was responsible for the weather we've been hav ing because on account of Jerome said he'd have roasting ears in July and Ralph made ,up his mini that he wouldn't let 'him, am their land sort of adjoins out then and they have 3 race every yea about the corn they grow. I they left it to me J'd assure bott of those b9ys that neither of 'em will have roasting ears out of th field in July but if they are pa tient and must have something good to eat In July I'll see what can do to get 'em a mess of An<J that's that. Everett Dreyer was down from Tenton Saturday and he dug up ;he mazuma so as to keep getting ;he UDM and I can't understand that guy because on accouiit of he reads my bunk and it never teazes him, but he had his lefl arm tied up in splints because he recently broke some bones in his wrist and I know darned well I could lick Everett now, but he even had his doubts about me be-- ng able to lick him even If he had both his arms in splints, so he said. He said he'd postpone beat- ng up on me but some day if I could get someone to hold my glasses he'd take me on and he lad no doubts about what he was able to do to me. Doggone! May that Everett was bragging, a bit, but I still like that guy. MrsV SJtto HdwWii chapialftj Mfs. Ella ; SElgsbeef hlstaWfln, Mf^ Gladys HaVirclm; sergeant kt.iifBM'i Cecelia Scott, -EJteeUtiVfr committee, Mrs. Geneviev.e Graham, Mrs. Luella Schenfik v and •-';. Mrs, Elva.Bdettchei. , , Cpl'. Clarence Zumaeh spent a 15 day 1 furlough at the home of his parents, Mr. arid Mrs. Carl Zumach.* He returned to 'camp Tuesday. S-Sgt. Paul Fuerstenau left on Wednesday for Rantoul Field, Texas,' aft6r spending a furlough at the home of his'parents, Mr. and Mrs. F, C. Mueller. The infant'son, Gary Lee, of Mr. and' Mrs. Elmer Pljahn was baptized Sunday morning at im- manuel Lutheran church. The sponsors were Wilma Bell and Carl Pijahn/ A dinner was served in his honor. Those present < be- isdes the sponsors were Wm. Bell, Elda Marvin, Mr. ahd Mrs. Gerald Sp'rong and Barbara Kay, all of West Bend, and Mr. and Mrs. Aug. Pijahn, of Burt. A number of friends and relatives gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Boettcher Tuesday evening! to help Bill celebrate his birthday. Those attending were Mr. and Mrs. Henry Boettcher and Tony Nelson, of Alden, Minn.; Mr. and'Mrs. Frank IHd f alnllyY; Mf».;^ChlllFj PMttP,; JK and ;»«. > Jdmff a«itailifti •••{ five hundred Wa9 "played ; aftd ' M?sV fteteher arid Donald Radig .••.*fl»: celv'ed ht£h scdf'fe ItfliBS find Mar* tlri Dfeyet .and Mrs", fioriald Kfl* dig IdwV ;: I-:;': ':".':•'.:',.:. ; ? •• VJ Dray a-ttd ¥ raasfef Storage of all kinds Long dlttance hauling, load Insured against lost or damage. Hqulppticl to dd ill kinds of draylng and haul- Ing,, , • . • ..., . — • ,. . ill!! . Mf ;: WMef- . supplies'; ..; ; Pay ;. bills, taXts-^af anU h'oitta jfep'atfs^* or ; fot anfci^btthsi* purple, Monthly- 6ffatni6f pay* ' ' We Have a 16ah plan to help yoU buy stock, farm machinery , , . i or for any -farm Use. Individual payment platt allows ybu to repay when j>bu sell your prod". uets. ,•.'•,"• . :••; '••.'•""."' •:':.,.. .SEfi f ODAIf ir&BOHANNON Phone 103 Ateona, ' Read the Want Ads^-It'Fays DANCES LEGION BALLROOM BANCROFT Friday, June 22 Jimmy Smith and His 12-Piece Band Tuesday," June 26 Eddie Wllfahrt Friday, June 29 Chuck Hall KOSSUTH Jill COUNTY PLAT BOOKS 12 x 16 inches 59 pages showing all townships in colors, with landowners names, roads and drainage districts. Only-plat book of the county now *in print. To close out at— 506 (65c BY MAIL) ' ONLY A FEW LEFT Algona Des Moines •' "Now I do my banking with a postage stamp " .. "Whenever I have checks to deposit in the Iowa State Bank, instead of using up tires and gas, I use a postage stamp. • * "I find there's quite a bit of business I can transact by mail — and while I miss seeing the folks at the bank personally r they're taking care of me just as well as when I came in oftener. "This Banking-by-Mail is a service I really appreciate in these times — and you will too. Ask about it ..." IOWA STATE BANK : • ALGONA';' : ;" •'•"•••: Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation "•'• ••'• '."'.. ,;'.•..,... .'•.',••,;•'..'..•'•-V^ '•' " ' : : 'r&'' : 'l'i'&&&'^ty'$&i!*'^ Ralph Miller, President " /'>'•' Harold Gllmore, Cashier' - Boy McMahon, Ass't Cashier Office Hours: 24 Hours a Day Your doctor, who is the first to detect a need for rest in others, has driven himself without mercy in wartime. He serves bis own patients as weU as those of absent physicians, yet .finds time to keep abreast of medici»e'» many wartime discoveries, Most people were guiek to apprecj. ate the doctor's sacrifices and. looked for ways to encourage bwa. They -attended his First AM classes sm learned to call him only wbeij abao* lately necessary. They volwntseieji t« assist overtaxed nurses in cjpjfdjd hospitals,,, and turned bji wesm °l • ' . . a national blood bank into wntreality, ? Today the wordi "cooperation", has a fuller meaning in Aiwsrtca, The threat to ouy.fteedom ^hftfi rftedled amazing cap'acittps en the ppt of oiw? people j^Qvheip tbew^elvefl end thejf fellQw fjountryinen w»W yfetery _is complete, T^y art Ifefenr 1 — indeedi in ajding QW ge^mtio|igj|^^ •BIS -. -••<•AH It-i" -.•'•.'.. . • - • .- .•• - •,. :- .- • ...-r >•-: tv- - . y*•..•••„ •^s':^^:^.,. ri>•>..•;v-/-;.-?./ 1 -:: •^•i.f-^1^;:ia^/s!«^'is^i. r j i S^-s^iraS--^fct-A*

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