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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, July 26, 1945
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®m>et rr 9 North Dodge Street JT. W. HAGGARD & R. B. WALLER, FuhllsheM Mattered M Second Class Matter-at the Postotti&B m Algona, Iowa, under act of Congress of March », l«?e. Issued Weekly. 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 -K Paul Arne Pedersen SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO. One Year, in advance .......$2.50 •Upper Des Moines and Kossuth County Aa- vance in combination, per year $4.00 Single Copies - - 7c SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year in advance .......$3.00 Vpper Des Moines and Kossuth County Aa- vanoe in combination, per year —$5.00 tfte snftMcriptions less than 6 months. ADVERTISING RATES HJJajfiay Advertising, per inch 42c Editorial By J. W. Haggard America Refuses to Starve To Favor Pro-German Spain Some of our people with ordinary intelligence at least have become considerably peeved at the State Department for constantly extending favors to Dictator Franco now at the head of the Spanish government, when as everyone knows he has stood for Germany until lately when he became certain that Germany was to be defeated. Notwithstanding his doing everything he could to aid Germany, he is now receiving favors from the United States State Department. All American housewives are complaining that they have been so cut down on their sugar rations that it is almost impossible for them to get along. Of course they might cheerfully stand this if it was not known that pro- German Spain is receiving more sugar than ever. Our war food board recently decided that Poland, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, Greece and Albania, all countries over-run and ravaged by the Germans, should get a combined total of 140,000 tons of sugar. A few days ago the war food board reversed itself and said that this sugar would not be available for these victims of the German barbarians, in fact none would be available, and at the same time an allotment of 60,000 tons of sugar -was made to pro-German Franco's Spain. Our state department is given the entire blame for this pro-German allotment of supplies for our enemy. The women in the United States cannot be blamed for making complaint. There are many of us rather inclined to let our open enemies do a little starving. They have starved hundred of thousands of innocent non-combatants in neighboring small countries to death, and so far as this writer is concerned we are glad to note that it is now their turn to take a dose of the same. But we are at a loss to account for the attitude of the U. S. State Department in favoring a well known enemy of the Allies. A little investigating might be in order. Americans are willing to stint themselves in favor of our friends, but a little starvation in the ranks of our' enemies might put the fear of God in their hearts and do them much iJJood. Strikers Not Popular With Qur Soldiers *AS we write 'this there are hundreds of thousands of workers, mostly, if not all belonging to some union or other, out on strike for higher wages or on account of some petty grievance. "For fifty dollars per month our soldier boys are suffering all kinds of hardships and endangering their Jives. These boys are not striking for more pay and are not forming unions to demand fifty or a hundred dollars a week. These strikers are in the same class as bandits who sack a home while the man of the house is away. Now, some of our fighting men who have risked their lives tin the battle fronts of foreign countries are coming home, and soon all of them will be home again. They will have few good words for the men who by striking have crippled our industries more or less and endangered the lives of every soldier we have sent overseas. This bitterness may remain for years and the strikers perhaps will be marked men among the soldiers who have served their country in its time of need while others remained at home feathering their nests without a thought of patriotic service of their country. It is no pleasant picture and will carry on into thi; years to come. These strikers, with but few exceptions, should have been placed on the front line of battle if able to carry a gun. It is not likely that the many thousands of our boys who have lost a leg or an arm or an eye in battle will have much kindly feeling for those who remained at home and refused to back them up. WHal Ta De With G^ many ? Of course the big question now is what we do with Germany after the Germans failed in their attempt tb rule the world. It seems that we cannot allow them to starve to death even if they are guilty of starving all of the small countries of Europe and most of their prisoners of war. .Of course personally many people feel that if the en* tire German nation had been totally obliterated the world would be better off but even these barbarians we suppose cannot be totally wiped out. However they should be made to know that they are allowed to live only because there is no nation brutal enough to meet them on their own grounds of starvation, death and torture. One thing sure is that we should'see that no Nazis should be given a morsel of food, while many Americans may be suffering for the necessities of life. Every able bodied person in Germany should be put to work to produce food for themselves and for the small neighboring countries whom they have ruined. The Sioux City Journal took this matter up in a leading editorial last week and covered it rather thoroughly without passion, in an editorial which we print below: "Already suggestions are heard from various persons that we have a responsibility toward the defeated German people and must save them from the consequences of their mad effort to Impose their will upon others which resulted in semi-destruction of their country. One argument is that unless the victors In the war make it possible for the Germans to sell manufactured goods in the world's markets they will starve. Another view is that If the Germans, who are ingenious workers, suffer loss of their industrial establishments various European nations will be denied the products of this people's skill which they need. The most emphatic plea in favor of helping Germany comes from those who are identified as economists and who say that the whole world would suffer a heavy loss if German ingeunity was not permitted to express itself, that, in short, humanity everywhere needs what the people of the reich are capable of producing. "Helping the Germans is a question that will provide a good deal of debate in legislative assemblies in scores of countries. We are helping them now, thousand of American tax dollars going into their stomachs in the form of foodstuffs doled out by our military authorities every * day. We cannot let the Germans starve after their defeat. That marks the difference between us and them. The Germans could let others starve and did. Neither we, nor the British, nor the Russians can do that. "One of the tricks conceived by the high nazi leadership when it was seen that Germany could not possibly win the war was that of letting the destruction in the reich be so terrible with the disorder so 'bad that the allied powers would go broke trying to save the country. That" was credited to Adolf Hitler and Dr. Goebbel's, who wanted to leave such a mess for the victors that they never could clean it up and finally would pull out and leave the Germans to their own devices. "Help for the Germans will be forthcoming in various forms. It must not be perpetual. The visitors cannot afford to expend money year by year to feed or otherwise care for the Germans. Nor should they put one dollar, or pound, or ruble into building construction in Germany for the use of the Germans. "American taxpapers would exact a terrible revenge on politicians who attempted to appropriate billions of dollars, or lend vast amounts, or otherwise provide for the rehabilitation of the physical Germany that necessarily was destroyed in order to whip her. Public opinion here, it is certain, holds and will continue to hold, that the Germans, themselves, are to blame for the wreck and ruin of their country, and, that being so, they ought to be required to rebuild it if they want it restored. Otherwise let it remain a ruin with the Germans doing the best they can with what they have left. We should not be such fools as we'd have to be if we poured out treasure in , billions to revitalize Germany and make it a going concern once more." Opinions of Other Editors Dear Sill! ' , I have just returned from-a eeft* Jerence with the ship's Master. In the Navy the ship's Captain .IS called a Captain. In the Merchant service his technical title IS Master, it amounts to about the same thing, anyway. We really didn't iave too much to talk about, and mocked off for 15 minutes to isten to a rtews broadcast. It was good to hear that General Ike and General Zkukie (we call him that) sat down In Berlin and got along OK. It's too bad some others caft't take the hint from Ike. Seems to me you can usually get along with people, if you've a mind to do SO. ^ * * » About the conference; it con* cerned navigation, or in other words, where are we ? We think we have a pretty good idea, but it was decided to check our position with the next ship we see, dust in case. Where you are, at sea, always depends on how many people are in the conference. If you iiave only two, you Have two positions. Five people, five positions. It makes life Interesting. Somehow, though the ship always gets there, which is encouraging: * » * . From reading stories about the air corps you'd think they used only one expression, "Roger." I might say that each letter in the alphabet has <a flag and a name for it. "Z," for example, takes on the name zebra. Of course there isn't much choice in the Z's; After the war when the phone operators have someone spell out a name on a long distance call, like "A" for able, "I," for love, "G" for George, •O" for Oboe, "N" for Nan, and "A" for able, they'll know the call comes from an ex-service man. We had a little class in flags this morning, that's why I mention it. Now that I think of it, seems to me the boys sidetracked me onto some other subjects, too. * » * Coming- aboard a new diip, one inherits a number of things. One of them is a large assortment of keys. And about the time you get detached from the ship, you've just about discovered which key is for what. Then someone else can start the mystery all over again. I also inherited two books left by my predecessor.'one called " Since" 1914" afiathef 1 * . # Our chief radio 'Europe Since^ 1914. "This America". Haven't got to them as yet, but .will.- Last but not least, there is also a- pound of Sodium bicarbonate. operator ^was born in Iowa—Arties. We also lia^e a mate born in 'Norway, an engineer and carpenter b%n in England, and the three cooks were all born in China. The chief cook is Mr. Fong, the second cook is Mr. You and the third cook is James NG. NoW that is not a typographical error. The NG is correct. I asked him about this and .he laughed and said, "Yes, me Jlmrnie NG." I dbn't know what happened back In the family history, but some missionary must have played a joke on that family. 1 am still Waiting for chow mein or chop suey> ••*'•'. Tomorrow we plan on doing some practice firing. We are (I shouldn't say "we") building a target for' surface fire, and will use helium-inflated balloons for the anti-aircraft target practice. The crew always likes this^-except the gun cleaning afterward. The merchant officers aren't so happy. They'll have to run around replacing light bulbs and blown out fuses" and checking on the ship's seams. As a gunnery school classmate of mine.said about one of the guns, in describing it, "It's a big gun, makes a big noise, and shoots a long way." He was from Mississippi, and had one ambition in life. When the war ends he wants to hightail back to Mississippi, get under the shade of a big tree in his Dad's yard, and only move as necessary to stay in the shade. I'll bet there are few million other guys who would like to join him. Well, if you don't hear from me again you'll know the practice firing wasn't too successful. Russ. 22 June, 1945 P. S.: Remember the li'ttle guy who saved his country by-putting his finger in a break in the dike? Well, I'm in his country. More later. Boy is this new- and different.—Russ. FIGHTING SWEA-EAGLE MEN HOME WHILE OTHERS TOAIN FOR PACIFIC Prcs. Truman Appreciates Economy. Webster City Freeman: Senator Harry F. Byrd of Virginia, who for twelve years has led the fight against waste and extravagance, didn't stand well with President Roosevelt, as Mr, Roosevelt thought Byrd's attacks were directed at the administration. But according to Frank Kent, President Truman takes a different view of Byrd s efforts and the relations between the two men are excellent. It seems to the Freeman-Journal that indicates that Truman is going to insist upon a reasonable amount of economy in conducting the affairs of the government. Bully for George and "Hick". Clear Lake Reporter: Senators Wilson and Hickenlooper, of Iowa, both voted against the §2 500 expense account for congressmen. Those who followed the policies these two supported as governors here in Iowa are not surprised. If the senators ever reach a place where they feel that renumeration for congressional service is not ample they will aproach the question head-on, not by any oblique course. There is just ground for considering the compensation paid to members of congress. However, it should be approached in open manner and rest on frankness and fairness in its appeal for public support. Swea-Eagle: Some of Swea- Eagle's men in service who have been taking whacks at the Japs or fighting the Nazis in Europe were home last week. Others are training in this country for the Pacific war. T-Sgt. Everett Erickson is home from overseas on furlough, having taken part in the Belgium, Holland and German campaigns as, a member of the Tirriberwolf" Division. He was awarded the combat infantryman's badge, the purple heart with oak leaf cluster and good conduct ribbon.' The Timber wolf Division (104th infantry) went directly to France from the States, and a month after landing went into the line under the command of Maj. Gen, Terry Allen, remaining in continuous combat for six months. Keith Anderson, S 1-c, has finished training at Norman, Okla., and now is training at a navy air gunners school at Jacksonville, Fla. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Anderson. Floyd Gable, R. M. 2-c, left Saturday for San Francisco, Calif., after spending a leave with his parents, the Martin Gables, The seaman has seen action in the Pacific. Pvt. Merlin Burgeson, a recent inductee, is taking infantry basic training at Camp Hood, Tex. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Burgeson. ' Pvt. Edward Anderson writes from Germany, where he is in the infantry, that he has been promoted to private i first class. He is a son of the Arthur Andersons. Willman Thackery, infantryman ecently returned from the European theater of war, is visiting his ,vife, his mother, Mrs. Viva Thackery, Armstrong, and Eldon Browning, who has just finished navy training at Great Lakes. The two men who are cousins, were honored at a gathering of relatives at the Frank Kelly home near Lakota. Present were Mr. and Mrs. Ross Browning, Eldon's parents, Forest City; Mrs. Maggie Thackery, Mrs. Viva Thackery and daughters; the Virgil Thack- erys, Armstrong; Mr. and Mrs A Screwball Fraternity A member of the Grinnell college faculty who From Grinnell Herald-Register in Holland, when word got around that the Germans were preparing to arrest certain suspected a pronounced tendency toward getting on the wrong side of any proposition. In other words he was erratic; what is known in common slang as a screwball- One is forced to conclude that his later career Carried out the promise of his early years. He must have fitted nicely into the Nazi ideology, re believe .that history will show that collection of screwballs ever led a sub- address, 'john Smith wouldn't be where he was supposed to be and so the baffled Germans wouldn't arrest anybody. That-impressed us as a beautiful illustration of the German mind. They ..pan be smart about some things as their history shows, but the mod- ins more than an automation. He can cany ***& __ .. , , L .^ AI_ « **«.4rt» flnncnH \VOTlt y From Hitler down we are forced to believe Sat the whole crowd were nuts. There doesn't «eem any other way to explain their overweening «ride- their vaulting ambition; their love of'vam- Sorious display; their callous assumption that the German people were the only people on earth. . No wonder that they added Screwball Kalten-s An American, if he went to a certain address to arrest John Smith and found out that John, Smith wasn't where he was supposed to be, would take steps to find out where John Smith had gone. Not so the German. If John Smith wasn't on hand ready to be picked up, the German threw Appelquist Brothers Visit With Parents Swea City: Leroy Appelquis and family are here from Gary Ind., to visit his parents, Mr. an Mrs. C. J. Appelquist. The thre Appelquist brothers, Leonard Leroy and Harold are together fo the first time in several years. Leonard returned last month from overseas afler 22 months as prisoner of war in Germany, Har old has been granted a 30-da leave while his ship is being re paired following damage b,y a Ja suicide pilot off Okinawa an Leroy is on vacation from a wa plant job. Ledyard Man Receive Bronze Star Award Ledyard: 1st Lt. Jfenneth M. Thompson has been awarded a bronze star for services rendered at Manila. He and a sergeant cared for the wounded after an encounter. Kenneth escaped with no injuries. He writes that they now are enjoying fresh meat, eggs and chickens. ,,;. Rome i«6ttbffiiits , Sefii $«« July; 20 ; wW ; Int L»«8 Lassi&s , 4*M Chris diMssinf 6nSlraU6$ii worK -and! «*hibit§ f Of thejairY. '. ---V ,•-.;"',•';'.-• -•;!•••,:• following -the busineii : ttleetlttgi a talK fen floWef afrMtement wts glVeft • toy ttuth f uefstenauV at wHose* h6lft> the club met. ' Plafes wtere made for Achievement Dal, W be held at the Mutter home Aug. , 8 r and ; refreshments r were Served by the hostess* mother. At .the meeting held July 10 at tiie 1 Butler -schooij bdektets tfoi 1 picture study work, were made. For Held $ ederson fuffera services for the late Elmer Pfiderson were held in the ;B.ode Lutheran church last Thursday afternoon with Rev. Martin TrygstW officiating. Burial ^.was 'in the : Bode, cemetery. , Colleen -pederson, daughter of Mr. Pederson, was called here from Wichita, where she is credit manager of a wholesale WouSe. George Pederson left for his home in Grbelldh, and Mrs. P. S. DeVinney, Mr. Pedersori's .sister, re- turhecr to her home In Chicago, 111., Thursday evening. Town«end Flash By Mrs. A, M. Anderson Senator Claude Pepper of Florida, has urged congress to enact the Townsend plan for post-war prosperity. Dr. Townsend Is in the national capital to help map strategy for congress. Congressional recess until Oct. 8 gives the Townsend organization extra time to prep"are its case for hearings this fall. Fred M. Vinson, new Secretary Of the Treasury, is urging higher pensions as a need of the nation. He also urges more buying power for the citizens of this country. Rep. Gerald Landis of Indiana, says the gross income tax is the best plan as it would be more equitable than any other taxing system. * * * * "A 'crackpot* in the dictionery of some politicians is anybody who has had a new idea since 1907."—Anonymous.—Adv. ohn Jongberg and Janet Thack- ry. ' Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Westcott re parents of a daughter born uly 16 at Forbes hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Francis Torine ere Sunday cdinner guests at Neil likelson's home in Tittsnka. Mrs. Emily Larson was taken to Fort Dodge hospital Friday /here she will remain for treatment. Albert Ellman, of Milwaukee, Vis., arrived 1 last Tuesday to join is wife, who came two weeks ago o visit her sister Mrs. Bert Pat- erfeon, and his sister Mrs. Arthur \jiderson. •Mrs. William Thompson enter- ained a group of women at a uncheon Thursday honoring Mrs. terry Berggren, of San Diego, Calif., who is visiting her parents e John A. Andersons. At the home of Mrs. Glen Clark ast Wednesday afternoon, Mrs. :oy Hawkins of Walker, Mo., the ormer Betty Lou Bishop, was iven a miscellaneous shower. Assisting hostess was Mrs. Chauney Waterbury. A group of 75 relatives gathered t the Lou Bishop home in Eagle _uly 15 to meet the Bishop's son, Sidney and James McAdams, of Armstrong. Both have returned ecently from the European war heatre. 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