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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, July 19, 1945
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ftlptta 0 North Bodge Street JT. W. HAGGARD & ft. B. WALLS!*, !»ublishef« Intefed as Second Class Matte? at the Postofflee at Algona, Iowa, under act of Congress of March 3, 1>879. Issued Weekly, NATIONAL €DITORIAL_ \SSGIATION First Place Award Winner, 1933, Iowa's Most Outstanding Weekly, Judged by State University of Iowa Second Place, General Excellence, Iowa Press, 1940 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 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 water, there niurt always be some bfteto fray* the big wages, and there are many of Us little! fell&^d running on thin iee right how. For Instaiic'e Jflght here in the Algeria Upper Des Moines office print* ers arid linotypers who before the war received $25 per week with no extra payment for overtime, are now receiving s6me weeks as high as $73 or $74 per week. At the same time there is a strict ceiling price on job work for which there has beep no raise In price for at least five years. After all this talk about the government "holding the line" to prevent Inflation, It looks to us as though We are steadily working towards the deadly Inflation and the Washington government is causing the entire trouble. Private business will be entirely wrecked if ceiling prices on goods and service is maintained with the .proposed enormous boost in wages and salaries. If the celling price on commodities is taken off, then we jump Immediately Into deadly inflation which will ruin the business of the country. There will be no one left to pay the inflated wages. Wm. H. Davis, director of economic stabilization and Fred M. Vinsqn, director of war mobilization and reconversion are backing the higher wages and hours act. Of course the C. I. O. and other labor racketeers are wild- eyed with greedy demands for more and ever more. Sidney Hillman, head of the C. I. O. Political Action Committee, is beginning a drive for the big wages, but it is said that congress has sense enough to see the terrible effect of continued inflation. President Truman will now have a chance to show his wisdom. ' is>to>(^^ Mwfijj '• ' . • »y;Mi'iW4tfcM . <Ll*ut*nant t. S. N. R.) ''. .V:>.:.',•'•:. ; ',V.- Lieut. Wallefc eo-publisheif^f'the Algona tippet ibei Mojnei sends the following account 6f a deep sea fishllsf incident in which he took part while on the Atlantic enMute to Belgium. ''•••:' . : Dear Bill: Well, I have been doing some deep sea fishing. As Ralph Miller Fred Kent, Ed Rist, Mart Weaver Andy (Foster, Roy Bjustrom and some others will recall, 1 am something from the old Cass Lake days When 1 get back never let It be said that there will be no stories of deep, sea fishing. Editorial By J. W. Haggard President Truman Capable And Sensible We think by this time most people in this country, be they democrats or republicans, are beginning to realize that President Truman is showing himself to be a man of force and intelligence, and those of us who {eared he would not be able to measure up to President Roosevelt in international matters and the settlement of the intricate peace adjustments are beginning to feel assured. President Truman carried to the Potsdam conference the almost solid backing and confidence of the country without regard to party. One of the things that is becoming more evident every day is that Truman will not court the favor of the extreme radicals, such as the COI Political Action Committee, which dominated the last campaign of President Roosevelt. Mr. Truman is understood to be a "middle of the roader", or in other words a man not governed by left wingers or right wingers, but by his own common sense. It is a safe conclusion that he will not be told what to do by anybody with a red tinge, and where the CIO boys will find a political home is not very plain at this time. (Mr. Roosevelt was so radical that Mr. Truman may almost seem to be a conservative in comparison. In the last presidential election the communists were so well satisfied with Prseident Roosevelt they nominated no candidate and advised the members of the party to vote fbr Roosevelt. It is safe to say that there will be a communist candidate in the next presidential election and it will not be President Truman. United States Leading Nation of the World That most people in the world are now looking up to the United States as the leading nation of the globe was indicated by a survey made last week by the American Institute of Public Opinion. The survey carefully covered France, Canada, Sweden and Denmark and showed that the people of those countries now rate the United States the leading power of the world. The order of world influence was, first the United States, with Russia second and England a lagging third. In France the poll gave the United States 43%, Russia 41, and England only 4%. Canada gave the. United States 36 %, Russia 24, and England, the mother country, only 19. Sweden gave the United States, 50%, Russia 21 and England only 8. Denmark gave the United States 21%, Russia 19, and England 9. In America, where a like poll was taken, 63% admitted that they considered their own country the leading world power, but 24% seemed to think Russia leads, and only 5% considered poor old England the leading world power. The Gallup poll people think that one of the interesting sidelights of the international poll is the extent to which the people of France have been impressed by Russia. The figures show that although America is named most often as the influential power, Russia is a close second and gets about twice as many votes in France as in any other country polled on the question. One thing is certain in our opinion and that is, we have paid a high price for any glory that may be credited to the United States and that without claiming any credit or profit. To be accorded the leading and most influential nation in the world today, may be a great blessing and then again it may not. However, only time will tell. A Belated Criticism At this late day we note a rather stinging criticism of the late General Assembly of Iowa, which adjourned in early April. Of course" all or nearly all of the good republicans had as one of their main grievances against the New Deal administration, now rapidly being dissolved, joined in criticism of the thousands of new bureaus inaugurated during the past twelve years. Now, it seems that the recent Iowa legislature, whose members were mostly republicans, are accused of an attempt to make the Iowa government bureaucratic and wasteful. Mr. Rockhill, a member of the house, made the accusation in a speech delivered in the house during the late session. Of •course until the matter is affirmed by our two Algona legislators, Senator Duel and Representative Ed. Capesius, who were on the ground with an eye out to curb anything of that nature, we will take the story of Mr. Rockhill with a grain of salt. The Sioux City Journal at the time made some emphatic remarks in this connection .which we print below: You know we have been loud in our objections in America for some time at the enormous number of bureaus which the government has set up and the most of them just a wasting, spending bunch of misfits that should have been eliminated long ago. Our Republicans were loud in their denunciations, and so are we, but when this great, august body we sent to the state capitol to make laws for the people, got into action, we saw a desire to outdo the government, and in nearly every bill we see another bureau arising to spend some more money, and to keep an army of brief toters running around and spending your tar money. Their work is just another block on the business of the state. A measure was passed the other day. It was a watch-tinkers bill. It is hi line with what has been going on. It requires every man who tinkers with your watch to have a license. The fee is $10, then to have a five-member bureau, $10 per day, to run around to see if these fellows have licenses. We suppose it will be necessary to start a school to educate the watch tink- erers so they will be able to properly oil a watch. Will it reduce the cost of repair? Will it cause more efficient work? No. It's only purpose is to furnish state employment for more fellows who can't make a living managing a .business of their own, nor hold a job with a reputable firm. But they can hold a job on bureaus! If fifty per cent of the bureaus in Iowa or the nation for that matter, were eliminated, we would have more efficient government and more real economy and less taxes." N Opinions of Other Editors Inflation in the Making Now it is proposed by the powers in Washington that the fantastic wages now being paid not only to workers in defense plants but in private industry as well, be advanced a notch or two after the war to avoid depression. Well, instead of avoiding depression, it seems to us that a further raise in wages might easily ruin the business of the country. You see, in spite of hell and high The City of Algona is facing an injunction staying them temporarily and permanently, from construction of an airport on the CAA approved site. Named in the petition are the city of Algona, the sheriff and the appraisers who set thg value of the land. Reasons for requesting the staying order are set forth under the federal soldiers.and sailors relief act. Two of the owners of the land are in the service. Inability to represent their interests are claimed for the two defendants. While undoubtedly the city of Algona will be able to carry through their condemnation and eventually acquire the approved site it means that construction of their airport will be delayed many months. Also proving their right to condemn against determined opposition will prove a costly procedure. Under these circumstances it would be wise for a city to pay what was considered slightly too much for land, and have the owner willing to sell, rather than suffer costly delays which can raise the dollar price of land very fast.—Mason City Gazette. * * * Northwood Anchor: At last accounts the heroic, much-loved General Patton is going serenely on his way cursing and damning when he feels like it or when it slips out, as his friends claim. Sensitive persons naturally are shocked at some of the general's expressions, as they have a right to be, but their attitudes bring out considerable criticism by others who seem to believe that the tough old army man should be privileged to violate all the common rules of refined public expression regardless of the effect on immatured minds. ^f» »j» »j» Sioux City Journal: The wave of anti-Russian sentiment sweeping over the United States indicates that large elements of the population of this country either are insane or do not realize how dangerously they are talking when they express the opinion that ultimately we shall be at war with the soviet union. Unless something is done to put an end to it these two powers may have trouble, even conflict. A Common Sense Secretary James F. Byrnes comes to his job of heading our state, department with perhaps as wide and prolonged a background of public service as any man in the history of our republic. Hig experience includes service in all 3 branches of federal government—legislative, judicial and executive. First he was a representative, then a senator, then a member of the supreme court and, more latterly, "assistant president" in charge of war manpower mobilization. Much is known about Mr. Byrnes so far as domestic issues are concerned. He's a southerner but not as hidebound as many another southerner who could be named. Although he went along with the new deal on most issues, it Isn't any secret that he wasn't as advanced in his thinking as many another Roosevelt confidante. Mason City Globe Gazette The full story of his break with the president last spring, leading to his resignation as manpower mobilizer, has never been told. There was assumed to be a difference of viewpoint on some important question of policy, however. Byrnes and Truman are friends of long standing. In many respects, both as to personality and political philosophy, they resemble each other. The bond is probably Stronger between them than it ever was between Byrnes and Roosevelt. The one thing best known about Byrnes' world outlook is that he is a staunch believer in international co-operation. He favored the league of nations and he is known to have high hopes for the charter recently drawn at San Francisco. Rumor has it that he may pursue a firmer course toward Russia than the one whicfc was in- augurated back in the beginning of the new deal. This is just a rumor, however. Time alone will tell. Throughout his public life Mr, Byrnes has exhibited a large stock of that priceless element known as common sense. He has been forward-looking but he hasn't been starry-eyed. This quality—common sense and a logical mind—should prove his one greatest asset as he takes over the helm of the ship of state in one of the most crucial periods of international relationships America has ever known. At the moment he knows less about diplomacy than Cordell Hull, Sumner Welles or his immediate predecessor, Edward Stettlnius. But he'll learn rather rapidly and his common sense may be counted on to save him from costly 'blu ers during the learning process. course there is a big difference between Cass Lake and the Atlantis Ocean, but we won't go Into that. To start with, the Red Cross— or somebody—gives Us the equipment. There is an assortment of hooks, some evidently intended for hooking whales, although I understand the harpoon method Is still preferred. We are not In whale territory, so we went after smaller stuff, using a hook that would be able to haul in anything up to several hundred pounds. That is the thing about deep sea fishing. You never know; you might get something that big. The line reminds me of one of Bill Dau's tow lines on a slightly smaller scale. It is all wire. There is a good reel and an attachment so you clamp it on the side of the rail. This is good, because then all you have to do is bait the line, salt pork or a piece of fish, let out the lien and stand by. Unless the catch can pull the ship backwards you're pretty safe. It isn't going to hurt you anyway. * * » Like all fishing, deep sea fishing requires patience and time. We had plenty of time, anyway. Afte: an hour or so, it seemed as though something was amiss. It was. Oi tackling the reel, we knew we hac something. It wound up very hard A sailor named Danowski (from New Jersey) is the 'biggest man in the crew. We had Danowsk handy; he wound the reel. O: course everyone else helped with advice. Finally the hook appeared We had snagged the taffrail log which drags astern of the vesse and is supposed to record the distance you have traveled, more or less. Saying very little, we slipped the log line back into the Atlantic. Fishing over for the day And nobody told the Master about it. The taffrail logs never are very accurate, anyway. * * * We have an Italian Chief Mate aboard. He seems to be an authority on whales. How an Italian should get to know about whales is beyond me, but I am willing to learn. The whale is a mammal. That is something we wouldn't know, if we weren't so smart. Seems to me they disillusion us about that at the age of five. . It Maude has COckef ancestor somewhere, but there seems have also been a certain .ifrespbn" slble attitude toward life on the part of other ancestors. However, who are we to cirticlie Maude's ancestors? This morning Maude seemed to take a hew lease oil life, tall and began snapping at the edge of Of my trousers and my shoelaces. Wondering at the situation, and Maude's sudden vigor, I asked Colombo! aboufl it (Colombo is Sort of'Maude's guardian). Colom* bo said he gave 'Maude some vitamin pills last night. If that is what vitamin pills will do, maybe I am going to take a few myself. Colombo, toy the way, claims no relationship with Christopher Colombo, another sea-going man. Our Colombo comes from New York, and says he has known a few queens, but not from Spain. The tatto craze has hit our boys, along with many others. Cole, seaman first class, has an American flat with a Navy anchor inter- Wined on one arm, and a feminine 'igure with a young lady's name on the other. Cole is from Tennessee. He told me that nob6dy back In Nashville is ever going to doubt hi shaving been at sea. No- )ody' will. However the young ady's name was bothering' him. He seems in a potential stage of changing girl friends, which will mean another trip to the tattoo artist. I am considering a little attoo work myself. Tom Holmes las one from the last war. I presume this will be read at home, and I shall await further word on the matter. On second thought, I don't need to wait. I know the answer! * * * The ship's purser tells me he was formerly a bartender in New York. He is a nice fellow—a good man to know. As purser he is also the ship's pharmacist mate, and has a nice assortment of pills and splints and stuff. He is a very poor cribbage .player, however, and is at the present moment 10 games down at 10 cents a game. I will not mention his opponent; Navy regulations forbid gambling. Not being in convoy, and no escorts or doctors around, if anything goes wrong, it is his responsibility to care for the merchant crew and mine to care for the Navy men. I gave the Navy boys a summary of this situation before we sailed her; YOiffc Has ftlid will stef »fi w%st cBSst, Bode Man Bode: Mrs, Keith; Baessler, of Miiford, Mich;, has ffeeeived word that her husband, pfe, Keith Saessler, was recently wounded In action, and has been returned to the States from overseas. Iowa Dairy President C. R. Schoby, of Bbde, was elect ed president of the Iowa Oalri? industry commission July 3 In DeS Moines. A Dallas Center man, Scott Ellis; was elected first vice- president, and Fulmer Hanson, of Cedar Falls, was chosen Second vice-president. isn't a fish, it is a mammal. There are a number of different kinds of whales, but they have one thing in common; they are big. About every two years the whale gets very silly, and then there is a new crop of whales. A whale romance may begin around Labrador and wind tip in a soap factory someplace. I presume we can blame it on the Russians. * * * Our Navy crew has a pet, a-dog named Maude. The name is suitable, I don't mean the Maude part, but the feminine gender. I. think Townsend Flash By Mrs. A, M. Anderson Money—a medium of exchange. No one owns money but is granted the use of it to buy goods and services. The government (people) own the money collectively. When someone gets the mistaken idea that he can draw money out of circulation without re-spending it, he is committing a grave mistake against this nation and its people. Money taken out of circulation and kept out of circulation is just like taking food, clothing, shelter and care from others, All must have this medium of exchange to buy goods and pay for services rendered. How can we get the hoarded millions into circulation again? By congress passing a law taxing it into circulation and guaranteeing to keep it there. The Townsend Plan will do just that; by placing a'3% gross income tax on all incomes over and above $100 per month. This tax,revenue Is to be issued as annuities to those sixty years old or over, to any incapacitated adult and to widows with minor children; with the Stipulation that they keep this money in circulation each month by Mechanics KENT MOfWt Phone 434 Algotta, Iowa 2fitf services, create a •market that will produce jobs for the unemployed.—Adv. spending it for goods, shelter, etc. They will and everyone walks around like they were stepping on eggshells. I don't think any of them : want to get sick and I don't blame them, do you? * * * We have a mess boy, and therein lies a story. The steward told him to be sure and empty out- the vinegar pitchers every so often, but to be sure not to lose the stoppers for the top. He carefully re- noved the stoppers and then threw ;he vinegar and pitchers over the side. It is harder for some people than others, isn't it? * * * Flash—radio reports declare icebergs up ahead. I wonder what your temperature reading is? Veil, it's nice to have ice even If here isn't anything to go with it. Russ. An Iowa Editor In Munich From G. E. Whftehead Munich, Germany, termed by Gen. Eisenhower at the time of its capture as "the cradle of the Nazi beast" is now largely a heap of rubble. Its once proud buildings blasted and toppled over across the sidewalks and into the streets. In company with Lt, Col. William Laidlaw, and Frank Miles, the Iowa war correspondent, I rode through the streets of this old Bavarian city and visitedi the spots where much German history has been made during the last decade. We stopped at the Buerger Braeu- keller, the famous beer hall where Hitler, Goering and other members of the party organized the abortive putsch. It was for this that Hitler was arrested, and while imprisoned wrote Mein Kempf, .It is claimed that there are tunnels leading in many directions from the hall, and that these are being used by hunted Nazis, The hall received some bomb damage, perhaps even more than it' did when Hitler narrowly escaped death by a time bomb there early in the war. I took a short look at Broun House where the late British Minister Chamberlain signed away 11,000 sq. miles of Czech territory to sceure the "peace in our time". I saw the home of Dr. Ley, the Hitler apartment, and looked in on the well guarded rendezvous nest of Hitler and his mistress Eva Braun. I was happy to see all these places occupied 'by American troops. Col, 'Laidlaw had worked as a news correspondent in Munich before the war. He and his wife were arrested and abused by Nazi officials. At the time of his release he said to one of the officials "someday I'm coming - back and there will be a lot of other fellows like me along". As he told me this story he pointed to the smashed and blasted building and said "we're back". I mentioned that Frank Miles hjid accompanied me around Munich. Meeting him here was indeed a pleasant surprise. Frank who has addressed audiences, in practically every city and crossroads of Iowa has been doing a great job reporting from the European theater of war. Ther are few, if any, war correspondents who have covered' more territory. He was in Africa, then in Italy, and came north with the U. S. Army in their drive toward France and has since covered almost every active front in Europe. He has been under fire almost countless times with the 3rd, 7th, 1st and 9th divisions. He was one of the first of the news men across the bridge at Ramagen. He visited most of the concentration camps including Buckenwald, and Dachau, and has interviewed many of the important individuals in the European theater including <3oertog. He writes |or the Iowa P.ajly Press papers. the Legion publications, and is heard regularly over an Iowa radio station. He will be remembered by the Legion men of.' Iowa as the editor of the Iowa Legionaire. He will soon leave Europe for the Pacific war zone. He will have a great message when he; returns to .Iowa. •The facts regarding the horror camps of Germany have been told and retold. They do not: need to be repeated here. There has been no exaggration. There could be none. Buckenwald was worse than anything I could write and I" did not see it until it had been in the hands 'of our army for several days, and some effort at cleaning had toeen made, I saw no murders or no bodies burning, but the murder room was there, and furances, and the gibbets, and the Implements of torture. The- dying victims of systematic starvation were still there too near death to move The pictures you have seen are authentic, they could not be otherwise because nothing' could be imagined that would be worse than the truth. These stinking cespools of Nazi idealogy must not be forgotten in the years to come. They are what the soldiers will want you to remember when there is talk of easy peace or,self-government for Germany, These soldiers when they come home will not want to hear anyone say that the atrocity reports are not true— that they are just bond sale propaganda. They know the reports are true. Many of them have seen the camps and know the whole story. 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