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>^*A,wto;«^^ 9 North Dodge Street HAGGARD & ft. B. WAtl^K, PubllsheW fettered as Second Class Matter at the Postofflee it Algona, Iowa, under act of Congress of Match 3, 1&79. Issued Weekly. at the point of a German gun, he having little If to say in the matter, frasc* hag diS* graced herseli by the persecution of him in his old age, a man of whom they should be proud arid who should be honored in his last days* instead of persecuted. NATIO Col. Lindbergh Again 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 DES MOINES SERVICE FLAG Richard Sheldon -K Robert Ditsworth -k Russell B. WaUer -k 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 Editorial By J. W. Haggard Only An Effort To Spend Govt. Money There are many people contrive to get into the Congress of the United States who have some queer ideas, but we did think that Representative Jos. W. 'Martin of Massachusetts, well known republican leader, had better sense than to propose a bill giving a pension of $25,000 per year to all ex-presidents of the United States whether they needed the money or not. Of course there are some people who are always itching to spend the taxpayers money. The only living ex-president at present is Herbert Hoover, who is a millionaire, and who during the four years he was in the presidents' qhair, turned his salary of $75,000 back to the treasury each year. It is practically certain that Mr. Hoover would refuse to accept any pension if it was offered him and would only be humiliated. It is true this country should not allow any ex-president to live in poverty. So far as we know none of our ex-presidents have suffered, and it seems silly to us for a legislator to insist on giving any ex-president a pension when it is not asked for or needed. A recent poll by the Gallup people showed 64 per cent of those reporting, against pensioning ex-presidents, with 24 per cent approving. Ten had no opinion. It seems that those approving the idea were mostly business and professional men, without regard to party lines. It has repeatedly been shown that people generally do not stand for big salaries for our .lawmakers, whom they think should not enter politics as a business proposition. After a silence of several years, in fact ever since Pearl Harbor, Col. Chas. Lindbergh last week toldtthe Chicago Tribune a sad story of the terrible State the war has left, in all of the countries ih Europe. He said that "the fear of con* .tinued warfare and revolution is widespread in Europe and we have not established peace or liberty there. And if a third world war comes with another generation, our children will find it worse than the one we are now fighting." -But it has finally dawned upon the Colonel that "to make ourselves independent of Europe's welfare is Impossible." Perhaps the next thing we hear will be that the Tribune is also shedding its isolationism. It will be remembered that before Pearl Harbor Col. Lindbergh sneered at the idea that any country could reach the United States with their guns. Since the terrible disaster at Pearl Harbor not a peep has come from the flyer, and just what part if any he has taken in the war is unknown to us. He opposed lend-lease and everything proposed in preparation for war, and said that "it Is not within our power to win the war for England. . . . We are not and will not be able to transport an army across the ocean large enough to invade the continent of Europe." He urged co-operation with Germany and called the Russians "barbarians". Now Col. Lindbergh has about-faced and says "the civilization which is falling to pieces in Europe is our civilization. 'We are bound to our civilization as a man is bound to his own family." He added that "seldom in history has a nation been defeated as completely as Germany. Most of her cities are in ruins; millions of her people are dead ,yet the disturbing fact remains that while our soldiers have been victorious in arms, we have not so far accomplished the objectives for which we went to war." He says that "there is less security in Europe than ever and less democracy. The value of truth has never been so low; the -ideals of justice and tolerance virtually have vanished from the continent. Freedom of speech and action is suppressed over a large par- tion of the world, especially in the so-called liberated nations, many of whom have simply exchanged the Nazi form of dictatorship for the Communist form. Poland is not free, nor the Baltic states, nor the Balkans. Fear, hatred and distrust are breeding on a scale that never existed before. In fact, a whole civilization is in disintegration." "Lindy" was a poor Swede boy from Minnesota, who won the plaudits of the world for the first crossing of the Atlantic in an. airplane. He came to think that he was a statesman as well as a flyer, after a visit to Germany where he was well received and given a medal for his flying by Adolph Hitler. Later in England where he attempted to contact some of the biggies with the idea of warning that Germany was preparing for war, he was paid little attention. From that time on he showed in every act that he was pro- German until Pearl Harbor, since which time he has not been heard from until now. We think his opinions will toe regarded now as they should be, as those of a spoiled hero who got the "big head." Lieut. Walleft ea*ptibH4h»: df the A«6tt sends the following aeeottflt «f UberalM HollaWa, recently visited. Hi has sifttff returned ta tM • V' Si- W now assighdd td iettipm&y duty iri the Nav^ ington, D. Ci- v •,.' : , Wash War Heroes Receive But Little Thanks To this writer it seems pitiful for both France tind England to discredit their statesmen and war heroes which both countries have been busily engaged in doing for the past few weeks. Winston Churchill who for ,the past five years has been the prime minister and who has won the admiration ol the world in his stubborn and courageous de- fjj»i<!e of Great Britain, has been "ditched" as prihttt Jwtoister by Clement Attlee, a labor candi- ate, "Who fa in reality a socialist. Most people agree that but 'for Churchill and his bull dog fight- Ing qualities combined with statesmanship of a high ordeT tthere would be no England today. UoguatnM England kicked out .the greatest states- XQSfi they have had by a two to one vote, in favor li: a .labor boss and socialist, Attlee, who at once fcoo"k the place ol Churchill in the conference of the '.big three at Pottsdam, Germany, leaving Churchill on the sidelines. It was one of the most ungrateful things we have heard of. As we understand it the new prime minister favors a modified socialism, with the common people doing what the central government tell them to do. President Roosevelt was headed in the same direction, but refused to admit it. In the case of France, the trial of Marshal Petain whom they charged with treason is almost too much for a person to believe. The poor old man, in his ninetieth year, who had proved his love for France in the first world war when he turned the tide of battle by holding out at Verdun for many months and finally stopping the German hordes rush on Paris by his wonderful determination and dogged courage. Petain was hailed by the whole world as a great patriot and hero, and his name has been a household word in many countries. At the time that Petain was making his brave fight most of his present traducers were "under the bed" with their ears stuffed with cotton. It is apparent that they are now trying to make a goat of the grand old hero to shield their «owardly conduct in the surrender of France to the Germans. Marshal Petain tried to save what lie could from the wreck of France, and some of the things he did that were questionable, was done Congressman Dolliver Congressman James I. Dolliver of Ft. Dodge, called on a number of his many Algona-friends while in town for a short time Saturday. This is Mr. Dolliver's first term in Congress and so far as we have noticed he has steadily been on the job and is making a very creditable record. As a nephew of the late Senator Jonathan P. Dolliver, the younger Dolliver has a high mark to shoot at, but he has made few misses so far. Congressman Dolliver, who is a member of the important immigration committee of the House, was to return to Washington this week, while Mrs. Dolliver and the children will spend August and September at Lake Okob'oji, being joined later by Mr. Dolliver. Opinions of Other Editors Don't Kill It. Pocahontas Democrat: The move to kill the OPA may be in your line of reasoning, but those who study the issue say it means inflation will run rampant if OPA is not continued until the danger is passed. It must continue to serve to administer the price and rationing of food stuffs to keep inflation in check they say. Congress would place the responsibility in the hands of the agriculture department. OPA must be maintained in some way. There have been many blunders, much mismanagement, there is no doubt, but some good will come from control, and has come from it. We must not permit politics to decide, for this is a subject too big and too important to allow petty party jealousies to rule it. Voting any department down because of grudges, will not improve a bad situation in meat and sugar shortages. We must make improvements, adjustments, but we must not entirely eliminate the control. ffi yft ?p Truman Economy. Northwood Anchor: President Truman had a good idea when he asked Congress to watch government spending closely and recommend such cuts as may be consistently made. Who can tell to what heights the expenditures have gone? As of June 30 there were 3,785,000 persons on the government payroll exclusive of the armed forces. That one million or more are accounted for by the need of civilian help in the promotion of war is more than six times as many as when the New Deal took charge of the government but one mil- I'on or more are accounted for by the need of civilian help in the promotion of war activities. There are approximatley twelve million voter in that number of employees. How greatly will a Democratic Congress reduce them? Or a Republican Congress if in power? ^ Army and Navy Wasting Money It has developed that there is a terrible waste in the Army and Navy buying of supplies, a good share of which is not now. alajl kept up its buying for two fronts, but finally consented to a 20% cut, after at least 50% of the war was over. Drew Pearson the Washington columnist, who is an intelligent critic of Washington matters, says, "Meanwhile some experts believe we can safely cut back 80 per cent on Army- Uavy buying right now, and by using existing •stockpiles and surpluses still provide the Pacific war with every single need. ' Inside reason for the terrific stockpiles, vast purchases and tremendous installations, according to senate probers, is that both the Army and Navy «we afraid congress won't give them anything after the war, so they are heaping up a huge postwar prpgram now. Although our fleet is now more than 14 times tb,e size of the Japanese fleet at the start of the •war and more than 40 times the size of the Jap fleet today, the navy is still building ships which Will not be completed before 1947 and 1948. 100.000 Planes. jMso the Navy's plane program next year calls lor an even larger number of aircraft than the Army has ordered. Both have well over 100,000 15rst-line planes now and they are still buying more, although no one can figure out how more tfaan 30,000 first-line planes can be used in the Stages «f the war with Meanwhile, both the Army and the Navy have so many pilots, they don't know what to do with them. The Army is keeping up a 2,000,000-man air corps at a time when manpower is still short on the home front. Besides wasting billions of the taxpayers money, the Army-Navy purchasing program is paralyzing all efforts to set up an orderly recon- version program and so prevent a sudden, brutal depression three months after VJ-Day. Crackdown, Shortly before he left for Europe, President Truman was informed of what the Army-Navy were doing. He slipped three of his friends into key spots in the War department. They have orders to watch for any waste in procurement or graft, and report directly to the White House. Truman has also advised 'his old senate colleagues to cut loose at the services on waste. However, both Truman and the men who worked with him on the old Truman committee know there's only one way to stop waste in the Army— that's by a real crackdown on the men responsible. Unfortunately, however, no one above the rank of captain ever gets reprimanded for home front errors even if they're exposed by outfits lifee the Truman committee. Senators complain that every time they prove an officer guilty or error, the Army promotes him one or two grades within 60 days. the tremendous w«sje goes on. 23 Juhe 1946 Holland Dear Bill: Well, the practice firing Went off O. K. Knocked doWtt foUf of 10 aerial balloon targets, and surface fire was sufficiently aceurate to pitch a floating target around roughly. The ship's Master, a German by birth, Who was naturalized in 1933, had high praise for the shooting. He should know something about it. He served in the German Navy in the last war. The ways of the world are strangej he's under the American flag in the second one. * * * In the past week viewed the White Cliffs of Dover, Dunkerque beach, Belgium, and now Holland. This ship is now tagged as a "Liberation Ship," being one that is carrying foodstuffs into liberated countries. * * * ' .,• Belgium was In the throes of a blodless political upheaval, which can probably be expected, not only there but in other spots. A general sifting of political figures' is i natural, and one of the results of the chaos and turmoil during and after a war. Many of the Belgians do not want King Leopold to return- as ruler; they say they prefer a strictly democracy, and Others state they feel the King might have done more to oppose the Nazi invaders: Maybe history will judge that. I'm not going to spend much time worrying about it. (Editor's note: Leopold has just been kicked out of his job 'as King.) * •- * * Holland, Bill, is perhaps , the most interesting place I've seen. I'm sure it is the cleanest, and the friendliest. We came through a long canal into this city, with green grass and Windmills all around us. If I hadn't known it was spring, I would know it by the numbers of young couples lining the sunny side of the cannl.' With binoculars you could practically park in front of them, and bicycle. But the bikes have no rubber tires, and have either a wooden strip oft the wheel ot they Wde on the rlftl. .•**»-'* , ';••'- . Most of the country's livestock once its pride, was killed or drlv* en off. There are some horses in evidence, however. To pass the time 1 took a ride in one .of the trucks, yesterday, carrying oargO we unloaded. We went through the city's most badly bombed part. finally reaching a bakery and warehouse. 1 think I 'must have been one of the first Americans many had seen in this war. Most took me for a Canadian. A stick Of gum to each got me acquainted with a little girl, only 'a little bigger than my own daughter t and her little brother. Nelly and Tony were their names, I found out after giving a cigarette to an English-speaking Hollander. This fellow pointed to a little rig he had, ' ' : sh Harold ', which MfSi DavTs ,ei; .thevMf •• In Harris' car stbpfea tsetad I «._— ed BUS and Mrs* Sftlfth'S CHf Col* HdM with it when the brakes failed ttt hOldi Little damage was ddne t« th ears and neither of the drivers were Injured. propelled by a. small with . j a platform built Into the frorifpart of a bicycle. On this platform he loaded his wife and little girl and away they went on this 3- wheel arrangement. He said while the Germans were here he had to take the whole thing apart and hide each part separately, or it would have been stolen. He added that when one German was killed in the city, the next morning 20 hostages would be picked up indiscriminately by Nazi troops, taken to a spot in front Of the Town Hall, and shot. * * * There are plenty of wooden Trap Shooting Contest To Be At West Bend iowa trap-shooters 1 will come to the John Dorweiier G'un cttiVone mile north and five miles'West of West Bend Aug. 6 for the- ninth annual state contest. Events ~will be servicemen in uniform affair; men, women and junior 16-yard state- champion* ship; state handicap champion- I should say there was wooing going on. little The steward happens to be a colored fellow, and to my amazement he happens to speak Dutch —and also several other language? including Arabian. He has his worst trouble with English, I think. * * * We passed the sites, of V-Bomb launching gear, most of it partly destroyed or 'bombed, and one plant that the pilot told us made the bombs. Curiously enough it had a big sign "Luj Soap" on the outside. German signs were, and are, still in evidence, * * * The Dutch have realty suffered in this war. The children, of whicft there are plenty, look healthy enough, but the adult men have a lean and hungry look. The Pilot told me that the retreating Germans took with them everything they could lay their hands on. They even took the streetcars, and the same cars are now running in Bremen, I was told. There are very few motor cars running, and everyone who is anybody lias a shoes around, and I'm doing quite a bit of sidewalk pounding myself and may have to get some. People are most friendly; they much prefer a package of cigarettes in the stores to any of their own money. Dutch currency was one of the three most stable currencies in the world before the war, but like most foreign currency, seems to have dropped in value to a new low. * » * 'The port is British controlled, with Dutch cooperation, and the only troops in this area are British and Canadian. It is the first port I have hit where there is almost a complete absence of Americans. * * * My only souvenir purchase thus far fias been two small clay pipes. The fellow selling them had an artifical left leg. Seeing someone like that makes other troubles and problems seem pretty small, doesn't itr *• * '* Well, how Is the bHI coming to pay all the war workers $25 per week until they find other jobs, or something? The bill is a bit of of ^a puzzle to some of us—we . thought the war workers- got pretty big salaries and wonld have saved some 1 of it for more normal times. » «K * , We Tost' our dor. She fell Into the'harbor, came up covered with oil, was rescued, but passed 1 on shortly after; I * * * ' Hope this finds you- all well—f and best regards. Russ: ship; state double championshipi and all-around state championship. Top Scholar Horace K. Magnussoni Eansihgj was top scholar of Honor- men completing courses in six service schools at the U. S. Naval' Traiiv- ing Center, Great Lakes; 111'., .recently. «e is a brother-ih>law of" Mrs. Chester Willey, Algomv, His wife is the former Edith Boeder; of Algona. The MagnUssons have two boys and two girls, one of whom was born July 20 and has been named Judy Marie. First Beef Payment Carl Froehlich, Wesley, receive ed the first beef production payment made in Kossuth county under the new 50 cents per hundred-? weight government direct • payment plan to farmers and feeders. Thirty-four head of cattle weighing 28,390 pounds were paid for under the beef subsidy program. •<••*-,: •,.-iP^'pfi|--*'V^-"-•--'••-••-••-. '•"' "' i j '^0^^'^^^-^'^^^^^'^^Mtfa^V^V'rv^-'^-v;':- 1 1 there's something i the minute you walk into it»,, Kot the siiie or ap-V .pearance or the furnishings.; / It'i a FEElLING of friendliness and alertness -i."., of officeifs andl other worker being interested in their-jiobs—and in' YOU. It adds up to a bank where you really FEEL welcome, whether you come hi with one dollar or thousands V. .If that's the kind of a bank you likey then you're the kind of a customer "we Mke; Let's do business together. IOWA STATE BANK \ •";" ALGONA ' '' : '•••• ! ' r '".' ^_^_^^^^__ . J jt ' '" . . ; " .'.-•••• • ' .' .. -. Member Federal Deposit Inauranee Corporation Ralph Miller, Harold Gilmore, Cashier R»y McMahen, AM't Cashier i: Irvington Folks Expect Son Home Irvington: Mr. and Mrs. K. A. Guderian received a letter July 22 from their son, Maynard, a pharmacist mate second class, saying that in a few days he expected to be granted a leave to come homei. Recently on Okinawa, Maynard cared for General Buckner when he was wounded tfaere:. Guderian has been in the ser'- vice since February, 1943, and'. has-| never had a leave home. He has ben various places in the Pacific. Frank Weber, son of Mr a.nd Mrs. Henry Weber, is in the: same division but the boys ahve never met. Although Maynard was in the navy, he was drafted out and had 18 months of service with the marines. The Webers are former Irvington residents. Visits Husband. , Mrs. Dorothy Mawdsley Abbott is visiting her husband, stationed at a camp in Texas. 4-H Club. The Irvnigton I's 4-H girls" club met Julyv 16 at the home of Margaret Hansen. Roll call was responded to fcy giving "The picture I have chosen for my room and why." Plans for the local achievement day and the county fair were discussed. Ardis Bosworth gave the report of war bonds and stamps sold since the last meeting. Hostess to Missionary Group. Mrs. Arthur Maas of Galbraith, was hostess to the local ladies missionary society July 20. Mrs. William Boldridge had charge of the program, which consisted of a missionary play given by four girls of the local church—Donna Chamberlain, Shirley Hansen, Shirley Gronbach and Geraldine Colwell. Miss Hulda Fritzmeyer of LuVerne, told about a trip she had taken to the Piney Woods school and described the work this institution is doing among the colored people. Mrs. Blanche Lage, former Irvington resident, is visiting her daughter Dorothy in California. Kenneth Fraser was hurt by a horse last Thursday evening and was taken to a hospital at Fort Dodge. Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Mulljn and family were recent quests at the Rpsmie Hansen home. Mr. Mullin is a brother of Mrs. Hansen, Mrs. William Gronbach was in Pes Moines July 22 to visit her husband who is a patient at the Veterans' hospital. Mr. Gronbach is improving, although slowly, ajid js permitted t-o set up a short while each day. Merle Chamberlain, p 1-c, has Written to his pjajrejLts, Mr. apd Mrs. E. O. Chambertain, that after leaving the states, pjti May 1 he landed on Leyte and then prp^ ceeded to Mindanao wfcexe he hag been in coinb&t, 4$ Present he at a rest cajoap, Hf i| te th* Division pf ^S Si* There will' be- regular church services Sunday- evening: Hew C. || C. Richardson-,. local uaster; is at Lake Okoboji' this week; attending young people's conference G'er- aldihe ColweITifi:representfve from the local church-. The ladies aid society recently completed 1 redec^- oration of the entire- church and the floors and woodwork- were r&- fihished at the same time- Miss Betty Kbhlhaas; of Algonay spent last week with Mrs. Forrest Hanifan at the E. K. Johnson home. Miss- Kohlhaas and Mrs. Hanifan are former college roommates. And long before it was done::; Jonathan Chapman had walked 10,000 miles-.. Barefooted most of the time, he traveled the Midwest from 1806 to. 1847 ... planting • apple trees. Known as Johnny Appleseed, he wa» loved by everybody. And history records he " once covered 60 miles in 5 hours on foot to warn Port Mansfield, Ohio,, of an. Indian raid. \ , • ' ' • How could Johnny Appleseed. do it? We don't know. Better ask one of the thousands and thousands of motorists whose cars have worn out.' They're learning, more than they want to know about walking. You may become an authority on walking, too; ' unless you get professional help to check wear on your car. Right now's the timo for your Standard.QUDealer's ^Better Car Care Seroicei Buy mor* War Bomb Kn» y«ir nr nmhg slrtigtr i ••••••••••••••I He wot America'! . tat hoed ptdeOrim STANDARD OIL DEALERS' BETTER CAR CARE Don't fence me out... Have a Coke I ••was * * making a neighborly at the words Have & Cp^e, linens and refrsshflient sjg thjeg W p r( j Jgggon jn hpa saggy wdgpsood way to in witfe & i ip^e $j> .9, eimpl? jiwjfr; a>'5? Hi 1 5SS *to;iv , w . ,,^,,,,,,, w ,,,,^,,,, -,^ " A

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