The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 16, 1945 · Page 6
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, August 16, 1945
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H£# jfHotttefi T^ Atortiie Bpmb 9 North Dodge Street f. W. HAGGARD & R. B. WALLER, Publishers Entered as Second Class Matter at the Postoffice at Algona. Iowa, under act of Congress of March 3, 1879. Issued Weekly. NATIONAL 6DITORIAL- ' ' \SSOCIATION First Place Award Winner, 1933, Iowa's Most Outstanding Weekly, Judged by State University of Iowa Second Place, General Excellence, Iowa Press, 1940 THE AIXJONA UPPER DES MOINES SERVICE FLAG Richard Sheldon -K Robert Ditsworth Russell B. Waller -K Paul Arne Pedersen It seems to us that the new and diabolical atomic bomb may well be the last word In ending our much Vaunted "civilization" and that we have •actually out-smarted ourselves. The new bomb may easily destroy all life in case of another world war. Of course scientists of all nations will continue to experiment until by a wave of the hand •sthey may destroy their enemies. It Is something . that Hitler and Mussolini would not have hesitated to use for a moment to gain control of the world and in the years to come there will be new Hitlers and Mussolinis. The bible story of Joshua commanding the sun to stand still will perhaps become a tame story when our scientists get through experimenting and they will not only issue the Command but be. able to "stop 'er" if she doesn't obey the order. No living man or nation should have the trethendous power of destruction given by the atomic bomb. Such power should only be vested in the hands of Almighty God. It is supposed that the terrific power generated may be put to domestic uses, if properly controlled, but that remains to be seen. It certainly has been demonstrated that the atomic power is annihilating in war. Instead of being hailed as the advent of a new era in this world it may more properly be hailed as a force that will eventually destroy the entire world of living things. We are still simple enough to believe that man cann6t assume the powers of the Supreme Being with impunity. 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 An Outstanding Weekly Worth county is having a fair at Northwood this week and once again the Northwood Anchor makes a record with a "Fair Edition" of twenty- eight pages, which contains about 130 columns of display advertising. Northwood has a population if we remember rightly of less than 2,000 and we think it safe to say there are few if any county papers in the United States in towns of that size that have produced a paper equalling the Anchor. Pittman and Barns, the editors and publishers of the Anchor for many years, have certainly set the pace for county seat weekly papers. E. K. Pitman is the political editor and Leon Barnes is the news editor and business manager. They are a strong pair of newspaper men and deserve the success they have attained. Russ In Washington Lieut. R. B. Waller, now stationed in Washington, tells of the National Capital in war time. 7 August, 1945 Washington, D. C. Dear Bill: Well, it seems that my sea duty has ended, for the time being, at least. Upon hitting port in< New York after the Holland trip, I had a recall order to New Orleans, where change of duty orders eventually arrived, and once again. I'm in "school", temporarily. Seems funny to be paddling around with a loose-leaf notebook again. Am attached to the administrative of- five, Navy Dept.,' Publications Division. This is a unit directly un- under the Secretary of the Navy. * * * New Orleans seemed to have regained much of its pre-war splash. Horse racing was big stuff, excursion steamers compete on the river with Liberty ships, and the French Qaarter ballyhoo .is going full blast Met one interesting fellow named Goldsmith, from New RoeheUe, N. Y. He was studying for the Episcopalian ministry when war came. Now he commands an LST. Had been in the most recent Pacific campaigns. He still expects to return and finish his ministerial course. He'll have a good background for it and know plenty of the f railities of human nature. .* * * distance train travel is some problem; not traveling under orders, but to see women with little tots struggling around in coaches and trying to squeeze into .diners, and service men jammed together in many cases should make anyone who doesn't have to travel, very happy to stay home. Had two young sailors under escort on the train, also. They were on their way to a Naval prison to spend two years apiece. They decided to leave the Navy without proper discharge papers. Their wives met them at the Chattanooga station. Despite all the loud and laughing exterior they put up, I wonder if they felt .that way inside. I'll wager not! * * * Being back in Washington is sort of a joke on me. You remember I was sent here two years ago and after a few weeks of it put in for a change of duty and requested armed guard. Two years later I'm right back where I started, except in a different section. And boy, is the rooming and eating situation tough. Even an Algona Hotel room would look pretty swell beside some of these layouts. Right now I'm an army captive, so to speak. Three army officers and I share one room in this club. They are all men back from overseas, here now on duty. Well, they got here first, so I find my bunk the shortest of the bunch. In fact it is l 1 ^ intlies shorter than I am. I enclose a clipping from the Washington "Post" to give you an idea of how things are. Here it is: LOVENEST wanted; a Wac will crack and a statistician will stutter unless these newlyweds find 2 nice rooms. RE 7500, EX. 2664. Mr. Fearey. * * * But at sea we didn't worry a hell of a lot about clothes and stuff, but here you have to sort of spruce up. Dry cleaning takes 10 days, and laundry runs from a week to 10 days—unless you have a drag. I don't. Naturally, the place is packed with girls. On my way home this afternoon I looked into several office buildings along the way—with a newspaperman's curiosity and not that of the predatory male—and all I could see were girls reading newspapters, girls polishing finger nails, girls drinking "cokes" and girls looking out the window. This will probably result in a lot of business for Bill Becker's USES. However, these gals were not in government offices, but private firms. When this bubble bursts, and people, especially younger ones who have achieved a false sense of their value due to war wages and needs, have to fall back to wages they earn, it's going to be a tough blow. And the same might be said for some vrho are in the armed forces, as well, but not the overseas variety. * * * — Ran into several people who had a good word for Henry Wallace. After taking plenty of abuse these past years it was sort of a relief to hear someone remark that he seemed to be streamlining his department and cutting out some dead timber. It's just hearsay, of course, as Henry's path and mine haven't crossed. My path did cross with a distinguished gent in a corridor of the Navy Building, however, when I rounded a bend at bit fast. Before I could recover from my shock at seeing four stars on his shirt collar, he had said "pardon me" and was on his way. I still don't know who it was. Touring the Navy Dept. I prowled into SWORDS into PLOUGHSHARES T.fM/tf They shall beat their swords info ploughshares has the prophetic fing of one job well done, another to be begun. For the American Farmer it means ppst-war planning now, to feed the post-war world. | Good paint is a vital part of any plan for better farm operation. Paint preserves valuable buildings, prolongs the useful life of farm machines, promotes health through cleanliness and brings relaxation to resting hours in the home. Today, when these things count for more than ever, the best paints for the farm are still UON BRAND PAINTS SPILLES HARDWARE The Northiide the Bureau of Ordnance, and. lack ed Up Commahdef M611 PeterSOH 6 Algona, He is in charge of & mos important section of that Bureau and if one didn't,know he wa from the mid-west before, his gen uine congehlabllity and whole'somi accessibility would soort tip \ you off. YOU can usually spot an ex Yale or Harvard man in 15 sea onds. even if he doesn't ojieft Hi mouth, * * . ,* Sunday f took In k dotible-head er at the Washington park, With the Boston Red Sox dropping two 1 don't know: about the Cubs, bu if they oppose the Senators in th< world series tell the boys at \the Smoke Shop to put a little for me on the Cubs, and I haven't seen them play. All the talk here today la abou the "atom bomb". They can't drop too many, too soon to suit all o:" us, I know. We're down to abbir the last hurdle in this race, anc here's hoping it doesn't take too long to get over it. Think of those guys out in the Pacific all these months, especially the Gl's. The Navy usually gets 'em home once in awhile, but the Army can't help it. Sure will be funny to walk in and ask somebody "how about a nice big ad this Week," or judge another pie baking contest in the Legion hall, or argue some of the current political trends back and forth with you In the front office. We're no William Whites but we sure have a hell of a lot of fun, all the same. People who permanently live in a large city don't enow -what real living is! Someone las said that "the farm boy works lard to get off the farm and go to the city, where he works hard to earn enough -to retire and go back ;o the country." * * * Well, guess. I better knock off and "crack the books." The way ;he Navy's point system is you lave to be in the "fat and forty" Dracket to be released, and I'm neither so guess I'll go to school awhile. If I begin to talk in as- ;ronomical sums you'll know it's the Washington influence "getting me," This $14.00 a -week for a room and $2.50 a day for restaurant food is sure raising cain with my budget, but it's not any thing ike a fox hole and."K" rations. Yours for a quick hari-kari. . Russ. Post-Nuptial Shower A post-nuptial shower was holdi Friday night in the Presbyterian church basement at Rodman in honor of Mrs. Warren Jones, formerly Lillian Bargmann. .Those vho attended from here were Mrs. 3rwin Bargmann, Mrs. Ernest Meyer, Mrs. Ruth Schultz and Mrs. Scott DeSart. Birthday Party; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Schumach__ entertained relatives and friends rriday evening on Mr. Schumacher's birthday. Mr. and Mrs. Archie Voight, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Biersted, August Roeber, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Hackbarth and Mr. and Wrs. Herman Zumach, of here; Mr. and Mrs. Emil Schumacher .nd Grandma Schumacher, of Fenon; Mr. and Mrs. John Schallin, of ,otts Creek, and Mr. and Mrs. Vlartin Dreyer, of Burt, were here. Heidemvith Reunion The annual Heidenwith reunion was held at the Walter Thompson home north of Lone Rock Sunday. A picnic dinner was served at noon m the Thompson lawn. Those iresent were Mrs. Emelie Heiden- *vith, Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Wegener and son Dale, Algona; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Heidenwith, Whittemore; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kueck nd daughter Betty, and Mr. arid Mrs. Walter Thompson and sons Charles and Howard, Lone Rock: VIr. and Mrs. Marvin Kueck'and aughter Karon, Seneca; Mr. and VIrs. Maynard Kueck and family nd Erwin Heidenwith and family, Swea City; Mr. and Mrs. Leo Sankey, Britt; Mrs. Rosa Zabel and Martha Braatz, Milwaukee, Wis.; r. and Mrs. Bernard Jensen, Burt, and Mrs. Russel Thompson and son, Fenton. Voight Birthday A number of relatives and neighbors of Herman Voigt gathered at the Voigt home Sunday evening to help him celebrate his birthday. Those who were present were Mr. and Mrs. William Meysr, Sr., and son Alvin, Mr. and Mrs. Meyer, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Heid- Henry Schultz, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Meyer, Mr. and Mrs. George enwith, Mr. and Mrs. Simon Weber, Mrs. Ruth Schultz, Mr. and Mrs. William Ostwald and amily, Mr. and Mrs. Vern Mathahs and daughters Donna Jean and Sise Carrol, Mr. and Mrs, Mike Baumann and Mr. and Mrs. Archie Voigt and son James, of here; Mr. and Mrs. George Kohl and Miss Rosella Voigt, Algona, and Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Bruhn and fam- ly, Depew. The evening was spent playing cards and lunch was served later in the evening. Art Heidenwith was at Curlew Saturday on business. He was accompanied by his brother-in-law Herman Meyer. Mr. and Mrs. Herman Hintz and daughter Ruth Ann, LuVerne, visited with Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Meyer last Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Rosendahl and sons Ralph and Danny attended a Rosendahl reunion held at Twin Lakes near Rockwell City Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Lorenz Gade, Mr. and Mrs. William Gade, and Mrs. Herman Gade helped Mrs. The dore Meier celebrate her birthday Saturday evening. Mrs. Arthur Lamar and daughter Yvonne, of Long Beach, Calif., visited several days at the home of her brother and sister-in-law Mr, and Mrs. Carl Reed. Mrs. Lamar was the former Frances Reed. Mrs. Martha Braatz and Mrs Rosa Zabel returned to their home in Milwaukee, Wis., Monday night after spending four weeks here and in Minnesota visiting with relatives. Mrs. Zabel is a sister of Louis Braat? of Whittmeore. Dorothy Braatz, daughter of Mv. and Mrs. Louis Braatz, arrived ipme Saturday morning from River Forest, 111., where she attended 2oncordia teachers college. She will teach the four lower grades in the Lutheran parochial schppl at W?st Gate, Fred FfdSt is ft hledical pitUftt at Lutheran hospital, fort D&dge. t A. J. Hilland 6l Washiiigtdfir fi. C., spent Sunday at the E. M. N6r- man home. Lt. Garman Aure how is located at Camp Da vis, S. C., where he is taking a refresher course, ' Janice Kinseth visited at the home of her girl friend, Mary Kay Truesdell, several days last Week. Mr. and Mrs. Myles Torgerson and sons were Sunday dintter guests at the Harry Felter home near Algona, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Rossing of Des Moines are Visiting at the A. C. Rossing and. A. G. Wendt parental homes. Miss Frances Bergum 'has returned from Hollywood, Calif., where she had been visiting at the home of her sister for the past six weeks. Ernest Bratland and, Conrad Larson have returned from Fort Snelling where they went for their physical examinations prior .to army induction, Mr. and Mrs. Levl 'Sween and daughter Luclle accompanied Lt. ind Mrs. Kenneth Sween to Des Vtolnes Sunday where Lt. Sween took the .train to Tucson, Ariz. Mrs. Royal Hanson , and small daughters have returned to their home in Long Beach, Calif., after a several weeks visit at the home of her mother Mrs. Elmer Pederson. Mrs. George H. Free, of Algona, accompanied by her daughter Mrs. SoberfL. Duncan and children of Westfield, N. J., were Sunday vis- &«6 Vernoft c6nip!etea Ms • B&ot trainlftg a Qfeat Lakes, cOiicWded a sever day leave atjhe home of hi* ferttOff. and Mrs. J. M; K66d and left Sunday t&t, Saft Bifeffdf dalif. Mrs. Elmer Pedersen aftd Mrs. J. P. Jensen left FfidaV night from Aigdnfi for Boseobel, Wis., wfoMe they .went to attend the fiftieth wedding anniversary of their WotheMn-'law and Sistef, Mr. attd Mrs. Lewis Larson. Hostesses at ladies aid last Thursday afternoon were Mrs. Henry Lomen, Mrs. John Harris, Mrs. Leon Gangestad, Mrs, Ernest Berge and Mrs. Leo Holland. Mrs. Leo Kinseth sang two numbers, accompanied by Mrs. Lewis Bergum, and Mrs. Floyd Torgersort gave a reading. Refreshments were served. Mrs. Vernon Tompktos, accom* panied by Vivian Sand&hl, of Fo^t Dodge, left Thursday evening for El Paso, Tex., to visit Pfc. Vernon Tompkins. who is a patient at a veterans hospital there. He recently returned from an overseas hospital where 'he was given treatments for burns received from grenades while in a foxhole in the Philippines. Townsend Flash By Mrs. A. M. Anderson I presume you've worked long years on the job earning a living, maintaining a comfortable home, raising and educating a family of children. You've had to spend all you could earn to keep the family ogether in health and reasonable comfort, and the children clothed ind in school. And you've given freely (as possible) to charities, etc. You've had no surplus cash and could save no money against fu- ure needs of your wife and yourself. What is to happen to the two of you when you become too old ;o hold a job and earn income, or jet too tired or ill to keep up the eternal grind on the job? Now is he time to give serious thought o that future of yours. It is a decision which all of us must make n our life time.—Adv. A private seWage system for Your Farm Think what this means! 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