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.:P&:£^^ Uppt Jles Jttofoes d North Dodge Street & W» ttAGGARD & ft. B. WALLER, PubllsKeHi •tabmd AS Second Class Matter at the Postbffice M AJgena, Iowa, under act of Congress of March -3, 1-879. Issued Weekly. presidential widow tolls down to the iJueSUony is she rich or poor? We certainly would not be proud to have It'said that presidential widow? were allowed to die In poverty. Mrs. Roosevelt should be too proud to accept. charity where it Is not needed. First Place Award Winner, 1933, Iowa's Most Outstanding Weekly, Judged by State University of Iowa •THE ALGONA UPPER DBS MOINES SERYICE FLAG Richard Sheldon * Robert Ditsworth -K Russell B. Waller * Paul Arne Pedersen SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO. •One Year, in advance ..-••• -.-..--..$2.50 •Upper Des Moines and Kossuth County Ad- ranee 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. HaggarS The Roosevelt Boys It perhaps feels good to be a son o£ the president of the United States, but at the same time the president's sons have to walk the straight and narrow way as they are at all times in the lime-light. At the beginning of this war President Roosevelt's lour sons were sharply criticized, particularly by mothers who had sons who were in the war as mere privates. They said that the Roosevelt boys would be protected and given undeserved rank merely because thew were sons o£ the president, while 'their boys did the fight- Ing and took all of the risks. But lately we have heard but little of this kind of criticism. The four sons of the president were on the lighting line in Europe and the war with Japan. It may be that they became commissioned officers ahead of some, but they have certainly been where the battle raged and took their chances with the other boys. Lieut. Comdr. Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr., third son of the late president, is now to become an instructor at the war college in Washington, after four years of active duty. He arrived at Guam aboard his destroyer escort after 78 straight days of action off Okinawa, during which the vessel's engines never stopped. The ship bagged at least four Japanese planes and rescued six American fliers. Roosevelt participated in three American invasions which have been rated the bloodiest of the war, Luzon, Iwo Jima and Okinawa. The three other Roosevelt boys have been in active service for the past three years. Of course Col. Elliott Roosevelt has been in the Kmeligrit lately, when he married his third wife al the age of 29, having divorced his first and second wives. Then he shipped his bull dog from London back home to his latest choice and someone made two service men get off a transcontinental plane, as it was claimed the dog had priority. But the latest story about the Colonel it that he borrowed $200,000 of an A. & P. official . and later settled for $4,000. Of course this transaction looks rather queer, but 'the queer part xvould seam to be that an A. & P. official would accept a loss of $196,000 without an attempt to collect, from a man whose father, the president, rsas, a millionaire. However, 'this transaction is • going to be investigated by a congressional committee. This affair came to light only recently when the 'income tax commission checked up on .the income tax return of the A. & P. official. Prominent people always have to expect publicity • on their every action, and the Roosevelt family perhaps has received more than its share of L sp.ace in the newspapers. .'^lii'to.aiUtWi . . . -~~~~ ^^^™, « „, J . Pensioning Presidents' Widows The silly custom of voting a $5,000 annual pension to the widow of a president of the United States has again been brought up by a Michigan congressman who has introduced a bill in congress which would give Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt that amount until the day of her death. Of course Mrs. Roosevelt has not asked for that charity and does not need the money, being the widow of a millionaire as well as having wonderful earning capacity herself. Some people in Mrs. Roosevelt's position who retained a little pride, might take offense at being considered an object of charity. It is true that Mrs. Woodrow AVilson, widow of President Woodrow Wilson, accepted an annual pension o£ $5,000 a year after ihe death of President Wilson, but President Wilson was comparatively a poor man. On the other hand, at least one of the presidents of the United States, President Hoover, who left that office very unpopular, turned back into the United States treasury his entire salary of §75,000 a year for the four years that he held that office, totaling $300,000. This he did without heralding the fact. The matter of pensioning a Reeses Go to Ocheyedan It is with regret that the Upper Des Moines announces the resignation of Mr. Chris Reese as news editor of our front page. Mr. Reese goes to Ocheyedan, in Osceola county, where he has bought the Arrow, which he and Mrs. Reese will hereafter publish. Chris has been on the news desk of the Upper Des Moines for the past three and a half years, since Russ Waller left to join the navy. He is a newspaper man of long experience, having spent ten or a dozen years on the Marshalltown Times-Republican, and afterwards publishing a newspaper of his own there. He owned and published a paper at Albert City for some, time and managed a paper at Carroll and Marcus for a time. He is personally acquainted with most of the men in public life in Iowa, and served in the state senate four years from '32 to '36. He was also assistant superintendent of printing for Iowa for four years. His "Reese's Ravings," Josh Billings funny column in the Upper Des Moines has caused many a laugh. Goodbye Chris and Margaret, we will miss" you. Gillette Resigns From Surplus Property Board Former Senator Guy Gillette, who recently resigned as chairman of the surplus war property board, it seems did not relish the job which he now says was accepted as only a temporary position. We think, as a matter of fact, that Mr. Gillette, who is rated as tops in Iowa, found that he was not given the complete control of the sale of the war surplus property, which was farmed out to different agents who in some cases might be inclined to cause scandal in the sale of the goods. Mr. Gillette, whose name has long been synonymous with honesty, perhaps felt that should any scandal occur he would be blamed for something that was not under his control. The Iowa man has always shown a disposition to value his good name above partisan politics or any political advantage. While Mr. Gillette was elected senator on the democratic ticket, he is in fact and deed an honest to goodness independent, as all of his acts as a United States senator have clearly proven. Senator Gillette should have been given complete authority in •the sale of the billions of dollars worth of surplus war material. This would have assured the government of receiving every cent realized from their sale. There is always a chance of a scandal where so much government property and money is involved. However it is said that Senator Gillette is slated by President Truman for another very responsible position in the government. M For » '-WB/,-.'-''•»!«*«m*«WiF, : >!i n ^r M mm-^irmv ;. •r— • • - ••' < IKS • '• »6n-- v df ; wnmM twd ;fcfmner t s i • D8nj troopefv Is StaW6ft6d o. BeanriS statidnld in Te*a3 with Ine'armyV : •','-•• '. : ':\'- •.:""','• '• Opinions of Other Editors Childlike Planning Northwood Anchor: The notion of those 60 million jobs necessary after the war according to President Roosevelt, Henry Wallace and a few other new dealers sounds a trifle puzzling. Sixty million jobs would mean that almost one-half of the 130,000,000 men, women and children of the United States would be working for the other one-half, wouldn't it? Here we've been hoping that mother and the girls would go back to housekeeping after the fighting ended. V V V Pertinent Paragraphs From Frank Jaqua Humboldt Republican: Lewis Schwellenbach, the new secretary of labor, is a former United States senator from the state of Washington, and was a former federal judge. He has declared that he will adopt a new approach toward the department of labor. Formerly this department had ibeen considered by labor unions as their own special pleader in the government. Schwellenback wants to make his office into a place where both labor and capital can meet something like litigants meet in a law court, and lay their cases before the court. The controversies would be settled on their merits, with special favors to none. Isn't that fair? . . . When the present prosperity period is over, as it must be when the demands of war are no more and the boys come home to help in production, there will be a discontented lot of producers. In fact, the present period is a producer's dream of prosperity. Every man and woman capable of working is employed at good wages. Some of them have already displayed their lack of stability by going to rack and ruin with a few dollars in their pockets. Others have kept their heads, but all have dropped into an apparent belief that things will continue as they are indefinitely. There is a rude awakening ahead. Also is is more than probable that entirely innocent parties will be blamed for it, just as they were back in 1932. V V V Gillette Above Petty Politics Northwood Anchor: In this age of political opportunism the refusal of Ex-Senator Guy Gillette to accept a presidential appointment to a federal judgeship is refreshing. Mr. Gillette explained 'that he had not practiced law for twenty- five years and therefore did not feel qualified to fill a judicial position. How many other men would have been as honest as our former democratic senator in declining an appointment because of a modest feeling of personal unfitness? It's an encouraging new note in politics of recent years. * * * Webster City Freeman: In the opinion of the Freeman-Journal, which is not worth much, we admit, the expressed desire of Gen. Patton to be sent to the Pacific area of fighting should be granted. He is one of the fightingest field commanders who took part in the campaigns in Europe and North Africa and his abilities, courage and determination would be of great value in helping lick the sneaking Jap to a frazzle. Yet there is talk of assigning Patton to duty in Europe, where there is not to be any real fighting. Goose Laying Golden Eggs May Soon Become Extinct Sunday's edition of the Des Moines Register printed an editorial from the pen of Malcolm W- Bingay, editorial director from Ehe Detroit Free Press, in which liie discussed his belief relative to the guilt of the German people for the war that has just been finished. He toured the European area and talked with thousands of Germans of high and low caste, and could not find one that had Ibeen, to take their word for it, in fsreir of the war or its con- sequenues. They all said they •"bad to go along"* with the power that tield the nation in its grip. "Doubtless many of them were telling the truth. However, that is not the point In Editor Bingay's article that this paper wants to 'bring, out. Hitler in Germany, Mussolini in Balj, Huey Long in our own country, and nearly all men who aspire to a position as dictator of fbeir people .start hy .taking ma- Humboldt Bepublican terial things away from those who have and giving them to those who have not. This is especially true in a democracy where power is measured in votes and the vote of the guttersnipe is as large and weighs as much in things national as the vote of the most influential man in the nation. Thus it can be seen that a cultivation of -the "weaklings," or the "undeprivileged" is a very profitable move, politically. Assailing those who have as "economic royalists" and the incompetents as "underprivileged" pays dividends. Stripping the "interests'" is a popular pastime and pays. dividends just as killing the goose that laid the golden egg was prof^ itable until it was found that there were no more golden eggs after the goose was dead, Giving the people money, plenty of money, even if it is borrowed money, is popular and never falls to draw votes, for the average voter looks more to what is in his pocket book than at what th debt is he will have to pay. Debt accumulation is a rosj path and easy to follow—until i ends in bankruptcy. Any poli tician who is willing to barter thi welfare of his country for a few terms in office, can reach his goa if he can give the people plenty o money—for a time. It was Bismarck who said "Giv a man a full telly and a soft bee and you can do with him as yo will." It is as true today as it wa when Bismarck used 'that methoi of consolidating his people. Per haps it is the mood this methot built in the German minds tha caused them to follow Hitler an his promise of world domination The average voter will have t give more attention to national af fairs and quit depending on th assurances of his leaders that a is well, instead he must see fo himself all really is well. It was one of these real summer days last week when the s'u'ft distributed nice heat and we all 'elt like summer was here and Fred Ttenm aild Bill. Giossi were discussing the summer's day and Fred admitted it was gObd cofn weather and so did'Sill and I discovered that they both'' had corns though they didn't indicate jvhich foot 'they were growing heir corn on and then . N. J. Weydeirt happened toy and he made the statement he was sure it wasn't any 'hybrid Variety, of Corn he boys were growing and 1 am jure that's true because on account of I've got a couple of corns myself and warm weather seems o put pep 'into "em, so to 'speak. —o— And here it was the 21st day if June and only a bare half doz- jn men were getting around with- 3ut a necktie and the first of June s supposed to be "off necktie" day and at the Rotary meeting Monday there were only five of is who were comfortable because m account of we didn't wear our neckties nor did we have our hirt collars hooked or pinned or mttoned and that was me and 'erry Collins, Walt Bradley, L. '. Bice and John Haggard and we re confirmed believers in being omfortafole and so don't tie our leeks up with a lot of colorful nd fancy ties during the hotter veather, so to speak. And it is bout time the male population fj Algona began to live up to the ules and regulations of the <no- lecktie club for the rest of the ummer. There seems to be much argument as to whether or not the orn will be knee high by the :th of July and there are some eal problems about the whole hing because on account of the veather has not been too good for •cnee-hig.h corn and so Roy Mc- VTahon and I have decided that orn will probably reach the eight of knees such as he and I ave but he questions whether it vill reach the knee height of boys vho are taller than we, such as HIM Benschoter or Louis Fuhrmann. Makes a difference how all a guy is. If corn reaches the knee-high .'stage by the 4th it vill have to ibe the knee-high ngle of short squirts like me, for nstance. i , ...,^ .',, It was Sunday forenoon that I leard some one humming that amous song, "Don't Fence Me In" nd so I investigated and here TOS Harlan Sdgsbee, my neighbor, iumming the tune while he was iuilding a play fence in his yard or "Bill," the junior Sigsbee, and naybe it's a s good thing Bill can't peak his mind on the situation 'f being fenced in and having his lad singing about it. I'm betting Bill doesn't want to be fenced in either. But at that Harlan's turie£ ivas musical and tuneful and he; hows musical inclinations, so to peak. f here we* 6 I ditf M popular and influential follts cele Mated theif birthdays'' on... June 21st. ..ft is the ibntesf day 1ft the year, more sunshine find daylight than any other and we ifottf. find that much mofe time to eelefcttite so important occasion as a birthday.- And am 1 proud and Happy to find three swell young ladles getting birthday cards and presents on the same day with mu. There's quite a variance hi our ages, however, me being nearlng the four score mark, so /we are not twins, triplets or evert quadruplets. Miss Mary Miller, with the Iowa State iBank, whose home is northeast of Ledyard, and Miss Thelma Swanson, whose h6me is in LuVerne and who is employed here in ihe U. S. employment office, and Miss Gaitha Stevens, of Algona, and who has poured many a cup of coffee lor me to gulp In the James drug- store, are the young ladies who also celebrate on the longest day of the year. And now I have all the more reason for being a happy longest day in the year celebrant (because on account of • this swell bunch of swell girls also, appreciating what a famous and toig day the 21st of June really Is. Bill Becker, of the U. S. employment office, iells me he has a biirthday on the 24th of June and he'd like to have It changed to the 21st, but I can't do nothing for him. He'll just have to drag along after the biggest day in.ttv year. Sorry, Bill. There'll be no Ravings by Reese in next week's upper Des Moines because on account of I'm going to torture a bunch of readers in Osceola county with iny bunk after the 1st of July. For three and a half years now I've piled a buhch of junk into the column and so far as I can learn I've only made one guy mad, tout I have tired thousands of readers weekly tout so far I have not heard of a reader committing suicide and in several cases the mentality of some readers has been improved. I like Algona and Kossuth county and notwithstanding my many failings I've gotten along swell here and people have been darned nice to me, my tounk notwithstanding. The folks at 'Ocheyedan are entitled to sympathy because on account of that's where I am going to continue to spread my bunk in the columns of the Arrow, my own paper after July the 1st. But! want to say this to the readers of the Upper Des Moines and my column that it's nice to have known you and here's hoping you don't hold anything against me. During the 'three and a half years I have lived in Kossuth and Algona I have met many people and have found''many friends and it has been an enjoyable period for both me and the Mrs. So long, folks and friends. Whitehead Returns With Wounded, lonvinced America Is World's Hope By G. E. Whitehead . Germany, and the war's de- truction, seems far away when eturning home you view the sky- ine of New York City. The Statue if Liberty is always a glorious; ight to Americans coming back rom foreign lands, tout it is 3A3 SBi{ ,,/Cpsq jno,, J! injjqnop meant more to returning voyagers lian it does now to the wounded oldiers who sail into New York arbor after the long and paintul experiences of war. I came home on the huge Aquitania which was bringing some .,500 wounded soldiers toack to America. This part of the journey was not pleasant. It, all. too vividly, 'brought memories of the grim lessons of war. There were soys whose 'bodies were in casts, boys without legs and arms; boys who would be sightless all the rest of their lives. These soldiers, ike most of the other severely wounded, did not get to see the fair lady that stands waiting to welcome the returning Americans. 3ut it was a thrill to those boys ust to know she was there. America gave them a great welcome. The Coast Guard cutters, the rusty old freighters, the liberty ships, and the many passing tugs offered a whistled salute. A warship sailed past with her crew at attention. A harbor boat with a WAC band and a group of beautiful girls met the ship away out in the harbor. They sailed along playing the right kind of tunes. The girls danced on the deck. Every soldier on board knew America was welcoming him home. We sailed up the harbor and passed the Statue of Liberty, Like many others on 'board, I knew that I was just an accidental hitch hiker getting in on that welcome but we were proud and touchec and extremely glad that we were Americans. You caught the feeling that was in the hearts of those wounded tooys who had been so terrifyingly close to the valley p death. If there was a person on board who wasn't shedding an honest tear or two, I didn't see him, but then I wasn't seeing so well myself right at that moment I saw some hard old navy and army officers who let the teara fall unashamed, and I'm certain there was moisture in the eye of Lt. Col. Ed Hicklin, forme Iowa State Senator from Louisa County, when he and several o his army friends stood silently a attention and then saluted thi great lady of liberty. How won derful to be an American. I came home with the horror of war still in mind—the memory of thousands of wandering, dazet people; the hundreds of helples and homeless' children; the crue torture chambers; the starve*' and dying inmates, of concentra tion hospitals; and the never-tp be-forgotten stench and "sight o these horror camps, J could stil see the hard cruel faces amid th< bomljed and blasted destruction o ,r'-:'..-r.. ;Althotigh th!s ; 5§ fott persSfl lest ; than Itt 1B42", ; K&ssUth still ranks ''with ; the f ive A eotifltte8 spending the wsost pet pe*sbn. .ift the 1 26,000 and abdve classification; . , The, cost df administrative county offices includes the tbtal cost* of, the board of supervisors, auditor, treasure 1 * 1 , elerk, recorder, sheriff, superintendent, attorney and engineer. ' The expense of administration in 1943, the Iowa Taxpayers 'As soclation reports, for all the cdun ties in the state was $5,180,563. If all countiesMn. each population classification had held their expenses to that of the four 10W counties- in each division, a saV" Ing of $988,018, or 17.5 'per cent, would have .resulted. Mrs. Irvih Chapman spent Sun day in Goldfield Visiting at the home of her father, George Ka bele. ' nee beautiful cities. I came home convinced that America is the final hope of the ivorld. We, as Americans, must maintain our place in interna- ional affairs; we must help in he policing, and the re-educat- ng of other nations—we must do this that the sacrifices of our sin- ere, heroic men shall not have ieen in vain. I came home with he thought that n»any fine young men and women have died that iberty and freedom might live in his troubled world. And with the irm resolution to do everything within my limited powers to see hat when the wars of the present have ibeen brought to a victo- •ious ending that no future generation of Americans shall be 'orced to make such sacrifices. I am not trying to solve ,the world problems, I am only saying that war is a horrible, needless thing and should be abolished from the earth, and that the people of this nation must lend every effort in that direction. There must be no soft peace, or early forgiveness for those who brought on this war. America should take her full responsibility among the nations to see that there is no repetition. For less than this, no matter how glorious the victories, it has been a lost cause. (This is the concluding article of this series by G. E. Whitehead; former head pf the Iowa Press Association, Wack from a two- month tour of England and the European continent as press gues of the British government,) Wesley Girl Attends ISTC Miss Anfinson O'Dessa, daughter of 'Mr. and Mrs. Otis O'Dessa of Wesley, is registered for first time at Iowa State Teachers College, Cedar Falls, for the summer quarter. The term began June 4 and will close Augus 24 Miss O'Dessa is enrolled in a two- year kindergarten-primary for the quarter. MAN HAD BEICK IN WS STOMACH FOB 10 YEARS One man recently stated that for years he felt like he had a brick in Ws stomach. This feeling was due to the lump of utv digested food he always had in< side of him. fie was weak, worn put,' headachy, swollen with S3 and terribly constipated. Recent \y" he started taking SYS^TONi! aj*d say$ the feeling like a brick ip hjs stomach, disappeared th second day. Bowels are regular '( gas aw} headaches are g fee feels like a new man. sy{3VTQNE contains 12 Qrea Herbs; they cleanse bowe],s, cle§r ess from stomach, act on. slug fjsJvUyejr and kidneys. Miserabl) imple IBQO,R fee} different aU over o don't 89 pfl sufferiiig! fie ' top? I ii Prws ' » L'EGION BALLROOM BANCROFT Friday, June 29 Chuck Hall Tuesday, July 3 Malek's Accordion Friday, July 6 Carl Bean SAFE and SURE Electric Fencing SEE YOUR DEALER * TODAY! STOEBER HDWE. FENTON :j||)^ Your egg production this fall aiid t^ntei depends oh two thin$«ydu dflriioW., L How you manage your pullets today. 2. HoW you feed yottt fmllets tdday^ Fee4 Pink ofPcrfection Poiiltry Conccii- traife or Gr6Wittg Main lor iteiutts alt proper costs. We pay highest prices for eggs for Army contracts. W«i ate paying our ie^itiniate ceiling on all grades of . LIVE POETRY Don't be a party to the Mack market. LANESBORO PRODUCE AND HATCHERY COMPANY This Year They're Using Real Firecrackers Remember when our v sons and our neighbors' children played with toy guns and firecrackers on the Fourth of July? This year the guns are real— and the firecrackers are bombs and bullets ... fighting for the Four Freedoms. Our boys are not playing now . . . many are risking, some are losing,'their lives. There's only one way to celebrate this Fourth at home ... by buying all the War Bonds we can — to help cut down the number of days on which casualty lists, can^be j '' "-• ' '• ' . "••:' '• ' SW'fe 'lished:. •,,..:--..•,••-•' ..•, • • . r. , IOWA STATE BANK ALGONA Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Ralph .Miller, President Harold Gllmore, Cashier Roy McMahon, Ass't Cashier PRESIDENT HARRY S. TRUMAN BRIDGE one of the many j MILWAUKEE ROAD IMPROVEMEHTS" O N JUNE 1, the first t*aina were Tolling across this great new structure the Missouri River at Kansas CitJTt Milwaukee Road is providing this vertical lift span bridge'as part of a pew, improved line between Birmingham and K^BSW $tyt Fittingly, the bridge is named m honor pf ( pur first Missouri President, , With the completion of thi» »«* tte^. paving entry tate Kansas (%• and impwve^ freight teyronfi facilities, fjfif, Milwaukee Road's operating efficiency at this important; pteway Witt fee grf»tly ^prffsed,, { Althaugli >ta|ic|ppe!| ^y material a»4 pjanp<jwe| sbortagea, TJi@ Mi|w8ukee Ro^d] 19 Tnflf?.flBriHK tO Blflfefl OtOfiff \ WOBO-rt8Bt ' Tfjl* Ampflg th^»e |re new Piesel a^d steam _pew§p i,» »*<** , . _._ ,, ,,, .,,,,-,, mm^i^miiimimiifl^^^^^^^^ ^\-

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