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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, August 23, 1945
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Mii 0 North Dodge Street JL 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 €DITOK1AL- " ' SSOCIATION i 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 Russell B. Waller -K Paul Arne Pedersen SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO. On'e Year, in advance $2.50 tTpper 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. Haeeard Should Place Strikers On The Front Line H some of the steel workers in the United States who are complaining that they cannot live on $50 or $60 a week should be forced to live on a soldier's pay they would begin to think that they had really been to town. An interesting story appeared in the Open Forum of the Des Moines Register the other day to show how a corporal with a base pay of $66 per month or less than $17 per week budgeted his salary. Robert Phillips, a sergeant at Camp Ellis, Illinois, turned in the figures. The figures were given for a married soldier. The wife's allotment is $22 per month; he pays $7.50 per month for bonds. He is 26 years old and $6.90 is deducted for insurance. $1.50 per month for laundry. There are incidental expenses such as toilet articles, barbering, tailoring, smokes, contributions to welfare organizations, etc. This amounts to approximately $15. So far nothing has been allowed for recreation, "but that may be left to the last, if any. The sum total of all deductions stated above amounts to $52.90, '.which deducted from $66 leaves $13.10, \vhich princely sum he may spend for recreation or chewing tobacco or cigarettes. It certainly •jvould be wonderfully enlightening to some of the liighly paid steel workers if they were taken from their jobs in the steel mills and put in the front line trenches where men have been risking their lives to protect these men in their peaceful and highly paid jobs. Truman Being Given -' ^ Universal Support "• Seldom has a new president of the United Stales received such universal support from all .-parties as that accorded to President Truman Uiince he succeeded the late President Roosevelt a few months ago. It seems that even the old hidebound republican newspapers are giving Truman, a lifelong democrat, their loyal support, at least so far as he has gone. This of course looks en- <rou:raging for a united country. Of course much «o'i ithis stand-pat republican support comes from -the relief felt from the new deal policies of the former administration. Many people, now-a-days regard the man rather than the party, and certainly President Truman so far in his actions has .shown himself to be above narrow party lines. When such rock-ribbed old line republicans as ".WmiljauCTes of the Eagle Grove Eagle has nothing ^but good words for the new democratic president, party lines seem to be fast disappearing. Ward ihad the following to say the other day: •"Not Assuming the Mortgage—President Truman is not assuming the Roosevelt mortgage. He does not recognize the liability of the new deal legacy. He is a realist and knows the 4th term heritage would be too great a handicap for him or fiis country to carry. He recognizes there are many worn out and useless parts in the Roosevelt machine and he is replacing them rapidly. Six cabinet members have been discharged during the first three months in office. They are Perkins, Biddle, Morgethau, Stettinius, Wickard and Walker. Forrestal, Ickes, Wallace and Stimson remain. It is safe to predict that Ickes is on the way out and Stimson may last out the war. "Many other lesser lights have also teen fired. The much needed 'house cleaning would not have been much more thorough had a republican done it. Changes in government personnel are healthy for the country. And as for the incumbent, be he president or governor, he usually gets more hearty cooperation from a new man than he does from a hold-over, especially when the hold-over's loyalty to his former chief Is greater than It is for his new superior and his policies, or, (In said hold-over's own opinion) he Is a bigger man than his new boss, hence considers himself "Indispensable." Algona Employment Office Gives Good Service The United States Employment Service office in Algona over the old white bank building, has done a lot of good work in locating jobs for unemployed and securing help for employers. Wm. J. Becker, well known Algona man, has been in charge of the office, and now that the war is over it is likely that he will be placing returning soldiers and others in paying jobs and giving them the right start on the job they are most Capable of handling. Men and women are needed in essential work, and they should register at the Algona iU. S. Employment office. Mr. Becker has noted a few of the many essential jobs now available and some which will become available Within the next few weeks. (Pioneer Hi-Bred • Corn Co., Algona, Iowa, will be needing many workers this fall for processing seed corn. Mr. Becker advises workers to register now as all workers are requested to obtain a referral card from the United States Employment Service before making application for these jobs. The office has openings for stenographers, electricians, truck drivers, service station atendants, automobile mechanics, carpenters, plumbers, painters, waitresses, typists, clerks, packing house workers, produce workers, pickers, egg candlers, and many others. 'Railroad workers are badly needed and top wages are paid for this type of work. Brakemen, switchmen, laborers, car repairmen, etc. are in great demand. If not experienced, employers will train for a post-war job. Employers give special consideration to veterans of World War II, and it is hoped that many of them will be absorbed into these positions. Special aid is given to veterans in securing suitable employment. The United States Employment Service acts as an information center for all veterans. The United States Employment Service offers placement service to those seeking any employment and for those wishing jobs requiring higher skill than their present positions. Information is given on jobs in distant states and foreign countries as well as on local Iowa jobs. Applicants are placed in all industries and professions. Counseling service is provided for those who wish guidance in choosing a position or in securing a better position. Unemployment claims are taken from those who are unable to obtain suitable work. Applications are taken for social security numbers. President Fights for Economy One of the things that is encouraging down at Washington, is the fact that President Truman has shown signs of listening to Senator Byrd of Virginia, who for years has been making a fight for economy in handling governmental affairs, with very little encouragement from President Roosevelt, who had no economical ideas and made his records as a spender and lender. President Truman and Senator Byrd, both good democrats, served for years in the senate together and became fast friends. President Truman has now asked all government agencies and departments to make a careful survey of their operations with a view to reducing or eliminating expenditures. Good results are already showing. In his retrenchment program the president will have an able ally in Sen. Byrd. It is said that President Roosevelt had a dislike personally for Byrd and considered Byrd's fight for economy a personal criticism of the president's policies. Notwithstanding presidential opposition Byrd saved the country many millions of dollars and now that he has teamed up with the president something in a bigger way may be expected. Most people are hoping that the days of "spending and lending" are drawing to a close. Opinions of Other Editors Wage Readjustments. Humboldt Republican: The war work has laid a heavy handicap in workers. They have been employed because workers positively had to be had, and any old thing that could swing a shovel or push a saw could hold a job. That was because of the war. But after the war when each worker has to rest on his or her ability, it will be a different matter. If that lady in the war tlant who has been earning seventy cents an hour, wants to be sure that she can hold a job in private industry, she will have to become an expert worker. No one can pay a novice seventy cents an hour and remain in business. fp ff* ff» $350 Per Acre Land Grundy Center Register: A farm in Clay township the past week sold for $250 an acre. That is now considered a peak price and more than many believe is actually worth on a basis of its returns in an average year. The same piece of land sold for $450 an acre in 1919. It was no better land than it is now and our future farm earnings now are more secure than they were 26 years ago, * * * Is Frank Weakening? Humboldt Republican: The editor of this paper has been, with one lapse, a Republican for fifty-odd years. However, he can't understand the cause of the attitude of the "wheel horses" of the party. Are they, like the Nazis, determined to keep on top or take the party down with them? Home Front at End of the War The Associated Press has compiled a list of the situation on the Home Front at the end of the war which we re-publish below: This is the home front picture in brief as the war apparently nears an end: COST OF THE WAR— Almost 300 billion dollars so far. CASUALTIES — Over 1,068,216, with more than 250,000 of them killed. TAXES — Heavy public debt likely to require continued high taxes, although congress may insist on earlier cuts than treasury wants. GOVERNMENT SPENDING — Taking care of army and navy, and relief costs to require considerable money, with gradual easing of expenditures. CUTBACKS— Navy already halted building S5 ships costing $1,200,000,000; army to tarim purchases by 25 billion dollars or more on an annual ' i PRICE CONTROLS — Due to be lifted soon Irom items the demand for which will exert no inflationary pressure. FOOD RATIONING— High military requirements likely to make it necessary for some additional time. SHOE RATIONING — Due to end soon. CASOLINE RATIOWNG—JDue to end within fwo or three weeks. i TIRE RATIONING -~ Not expected to' last much longer with easing of military demands. MANPOWER CONTROL—Revoked immediately with end of war. UNEMPLOYMENT—Some five million workers in munitions, shipbuilding, aircraft and ordnance plants expected to be jobless within 60 days. Some due to leave labor market, with private industry likely to absorb much of balance. DRAFT — Situation, unchanged at present. Congress may pass law ending selective service at once. ARMY DISCHARGES—Five million" men may be released within a year, although no official statement yet. RECONVERSION-^Emergency program being rushed by war production board to expedite manufacture of civilian goods. TRAVEL—Tough travel conditions expected ' to last another 60 days before situation eases on railroads, busses and planes. ' ' FOOD PROSPECTS — Third largest general food and feed crop in nation's history, expected for 1945 on basis present crop outlook. CONSUMER GQODS 7 -Accelerate4 production of vacuum cleaners, refrigerators, washing mar chines and toasters likely. AUTOMOBILES—Flood of steel expected to permit doubling the planned production of 250,000 allow big increases to other cojisumer Lakota Mother Leaves To Attend Wedding Lakota: Mrs. Jerry Ukena 'and daughter Dorothy, of Lakota, and Mrs. Carroll Wilson, of Dubuque, left Wednesday to attend the wedding of Mrs. Ukena's son, Pfc. Paul Ukena, to Meta Elizabeth Pevetp, of Sherman, Tex. The wedding is to be Saturday at the First Baptist church in Sherman. Pint Pass* n Train Puffed Into Kossnth 75 Years Ago Swea City: The first train 'late Kossuth county arrived 75 yeiftrS ago this month. On Friday evening, Aug. 12, 1870, the track layers for the Milwaukee road entered the town of Algona from the east. The following day at 11 p. m. the first passenger train pulled in. L. L, Cadwell was the conductor, and the grandfather of T. H. -ChrlschllleS was a passenger. • v ' A copy of the first timetable, displayed in the ChrlschllleS store window, lists the train as a mixed train. The crew remained in Al- gbna, the end of the line, over*night and went east at *? the next morning. To Calmar This train, if on schedule, was supposed to do the 127 miles to Calmar in seven hours. NOW, the Sioux covers the same distance In less than four hours and Is capable of higher speeds'if not held down by orders. According to the time table, Calmar seemed to be the western terminal for regular passenger trains from Chicago, 111., and full freight service did not extend west beyortd Charles City. The Civil War had hindered the progress of the road. It took 10 years to build p from McGregor to Palmar and 3 years more to reach Algona. Algona remained the track's-end for 6 years, but after delay and failure on the part of various companies to make good on contracts, the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway company took over in 1878 and pushed west as far as Sheldon -within a few months. The McGregor and Sioux City Railway company was the one under whose ownership the road reached Algona. Woodburner The locomotive is said to have been one of the old woodburners with the large smokestack, and the cbaches were the bid 6p e n*piat* form style, bfferMg little In the way of cbmfbrt tb travelers When the M&rfling Sioux combs through Algofta at SIX o'clock^ the passengers in their airiconditlohed cbaches are just beginning to think of going into the plush find chromium diner for a breakfast of the best foods the steward can buy. In the 1870'S lunch -was carried in the traditional shoebox or the traveler went without. In those days George Pullman had just Invented the sleeping Car and put it into use for the convenience of the widow of Abraham Lincoln on the presidential funeral train in 1865. The general public' traveling through northern Iowa in the 1870's by night had to snatch what sleep they could While sitting up in hard, straight-backed wooden seats. Oil Lamps Coaches were lighted by oil lamps. The automatic coupler had not yet been Invented, and all cars were connected by the ; old link and pin system which has killed or Injured many a trainman. The air 'brake was in its infancy, still hot accepted, pending Improvements. That meant that every train had to be stopped by means of hand' brakes,' operated by the crew. If. it were' necessary to stop in a hurry 1 the brakes might or might not take effect In time. It was the railroad that brought the beginning of real prosperity to Kossuth. As late as 1869, while the roadbed was being constructed, farms near Algbna^were being offered for $2.39 per acre. A hundred times that offer (Wouldn't buy some .of those same' farms now. Taxes from the county'.s railroads have helped pay for public Improvements, and war bonds bought by the railroads have been credited to the county's quota. Mrs. Marie Strobel and 'daughter and Mrs. Ivan Hanson and little son visited relatives at Grant' Center Thursday. Verna Wirtjes returned Sunday from a 3-week visit with an aunt and her husband Mr. and Mrs. Walter Pflngsten of Sibley. Edith Ahlhorn, Winefred De- Raad and Robert Sterling were supper guests at the Wilbur v Wirtjes home Sunday evening. . Visitors at the Henry Boetcher lome Aug. 5 were Mr. and Mrs. Tred Mabus, Mr. and Mrs. John Drenbush and the Peter Bruers. The A. T. Buckles and daughter Mrs. Esther Zimmerman, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Buckels and Mr. and Mrs. Milford Dingman held' a picnic dinner Sunday. Victor and Hattie Hulterstrom, Bancroft; Milan and Vernalda Johnson, Burt, and Hulda Hulterstrom, Minneapolis, Minn., were laturday callers at the F. G. Torne home. Mrs. Gerzema's mother, Mrs. N. Frerichs of Buffalo Center, spent ^t week end here and the Ger- zemas, Mrs. Frerichs and Hannah Heetland attended the mission fes- ;ival at Ledyard Sunday afternoon. Friends here received announcements of the birth of a daughter Judith Kay, to Mr. and Mrs. Warren Smith, of Humboldt, last week. Mr. Warren was employed here by the Citizens Service company. Mrs. Merrill Westerlund returned last'week from the hospital at Fort Dodge where she had taken treatments for throat trouble. Her son Paul spent the time of her absence with his paternal grandparents at Bricelyn, Minn. Mrs. Margaret Warburton came Friday from Des Moines for a 3- week vacation from her duties at the Des Moines children's home. She will visit her two sisters, Mrs. F. G. Torine and Mrs. J. H. Warburton and their husbands here and her son Harry and family at Elmore, Minn. Rev. John Ailts had charge of the services at the Presbyterian church Sunday morning in the absence of the pastor, Rev. E. H. Buschman, who is on vacation. Rev. Ailte is a son of Mr. and Mrs. George Ailts of German township. Rev. AiHs is pasior of a Reformed church in Kings, 111. Mrs. Merril Westerland took her grandfather Peter Koppen, to Titonka Saturday upon receiving a message saying his soi)-in-law George Breen had died of a heart attack at 3 o'clock that morning. Mr. Breen was the husband of the former Esther Koppen and operated a pool hall at Titonka. He was also a food Inspector. Charles Gutknecht and daughter Ella, of Gotham, Wis., Mrs. William Klinzing, of Richland Center, Wis., and Rev. and Mrs. S. L. Cramer, of Appleton, Wis., arriv^ ed Friday night for a visit at the August Gutknecht home. Charles is a brother of August Gulknecht, Rev. and Mrs. Cramer left Sa'tur<; day for Sioux Falls, S. D. and the letter's mother Mrs. Jessie Royce, were Sunday suppef guests of the Leo Ramus family. Mr. and Mrs.. Ben Terhune of Algona called at the Geo. Lee home Sunday evening. Mr. Terhune is an Uncle of Mrs. Lee. Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Bjustrom and family, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Kirsch and family and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Walker and family spent Sunday at the lakes at Emmetsburg. Harvey Broadwell and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Lee and family were Sunday dinner guests of Harvey's sister, the Ted Struthers of Ottosen. Darlene Lee remained there for a few days visit. Mr. and 'Mrs. Harry Witham of Minneapolis arrived Saturday for^ a visit with Harry's mother, Mrs. Hattie Witham, who has 'been ailing the last two months, and also visit other relatives .here. Shirley Lee, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Lee, went by traii> Monday morning to Dolliver where she was met by the Harry'Vigdals of near Armstrong. She will spend a few days at the Vigdal home. Mr. 'and Mrs. O. A. Bjustrom and family accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Arie Dittmer and family to Stratford Saturday where the Bjustroms stopped to visjt Quinten's cousin the Lawreijce Bjus- troms. The Dittmers went on to Ames. They all. returned . home Sunday. Skiiiing iSivisitiHg Mts *ith' parents Mr. attd Mf§. Hal Skill inf /Marguerites attended the ta University bf , Mlhhesolfl fbr , the summer school sessibn and completed her work for Master's tie* gree m history. Her parents at-> tended the graduatlbfl ekercises at Minneapolis. Stfe will teach again at Boone. mown Writes Home In a v recent letter, from Vaughn Brown to his parents,' Mr. and Mi's. Ralph Brown, bits of information disclosed that he had been in the Philippine area and was probably then at Pearl-Harbor. He mentioned he hoped he could see his cou* sin, Charles Brown, son 6f Mr. and Mrs. Carl Brown, who is stationed at that pert. Vaughn is on the U. S. S. Kwajelein, air aircraft carrier. Everett, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Brown, has been in New York City waiting for an overseas assignment. He was chosen one of 500 to serve on a special police force to help maintain order on VJ day In New York City. However things proved to 'be more quiet than the military had anticipated. A. J. Brown is visiting with his son, John, and family at Baraboo, Wisconsin. Mrs. Blanche Lage and daughter Dorothy, have returned from California for a short visit here with friends and relatives.' Mr. and. Mrs. Armor Lemkee and their daughter and son-in-law Mr. and Mrs. Harry Schielell, motored to Amboy, Minn., last Sunday to be guests of Mrs. Dora Bonr nett, sister of Mr. Lemkee. The Schielells are leaving Irvington this week to return to Dayton, Ohio. » Pictured In Look •Pictured in Look magazine for Aug. 7 is a brother of Chet Kurtz, manager of the Swift plant here. A pictorial review of the Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company's growth shows Mr. Kurtz (wearing glasses) and another laboratory worker experimenting with a sandpaper that can used under oil or water. Townsend Flash By Mrs. A. M. Anderson Only 2 out of 9 citizens can possibly save enough from their incomes to keep them from want and privation when they reach 50 years of age. Yet that is the only hope under our present system. Why not pass the Townsend Bill H. R. 2229 and change this condition. • Then each citizen may contribute his share toward an annuity fund that would guarantee a decent old-age retirement; that Would also grant annuities to those incapacitated for work; also annuities to widowed mothers with minor children. Think about that future of yours. If you wish to banish the fear of want and unemployment give your backing to the Townsend Plan now before congress in Washington, OD. C. It's for your own protection; regardless of your station in life.—Adv. , teachirf of .Stest Mth'erM W Bf lit, St. John's »f W6den> ffiman"ftuaTs ai^d 06od Hb«l af TlWftka fiftd St, Paul's *6f Mfcblfi edfidueted, theif affiual Suttda? school teachers 11 in* stltiiteVat Laftotft; lasV Sunday, August Iff. •>:.. '•'•• , ,.;-.'•; The Hey,, Raymond A, Vogeley, directbr of parM educatidh of the AmWlean Lutheran church, Columbus, Ohio, spbke at three meetingsY At the morning service he spake oft -"A Souftd (program of Parish Education Must begin at Hbrne." In the afternoon he spoke on "Visual Aides", Me 'urged that We really use what we have on visual aides, seek to .improve what We have intelligently and' that the teacher is the last word ih visual aids. At the evening service he Showed the "Glory of the^ask bf Teaching God's Children."" ' Pasters W. Planz of Tltonka and John Mphr of Britt gave a demonstration of visual aids. .Pastor Alfred Mardorf of Tltonka conducted the question box. The ladies of the congregation served a buffet supper at 5 o'clock. mm, rt'i thlt NtW fURNACIft beyond m of e*a ititi bti# * Colonial. Alk ta ftbeut It •.''•'.•'.. . ," •/' '-••'. ' . ' *' Laing & Muckey 464 N. Cbdge' fit, Algona. Iowa GREEtlCOlOnifll FURHRCE SERVICE For He Owes Not Any Man" Remember ''The Village Blacksmith" who could look the whole world in the face' for he owed not any man?" There's a great feeling of self-assurance and satisfaction in being free of debt, in paying all bills promptly. It prepares you to meet taxes, to buy • , ' * your share of War Bonds or to meet whatever emergencies may lie ahead. > • „ •. • •. ; , f < • .; And it gives you a credit standing in your com>. • ' • • p' munity which makes you ai valued customer or; client anywhere' you want to/do business. ; ' IOWA BANK Member Federal Deposi Ralph Miller, President Harold GllmorA Cashier K RoiiMcMtthon, Ass't,Cashier ' ' . ••• V _^___^^ Four Comers News Elmer Hayne Seriously III Elmer Hayne, who has been ailing for some time, is seriously ill at the present time. Mrs. Hayne's sister, Mrs. Reed, and husband and two daughters of Chicago were at the Hayne home helping care f9F him. They left for Minnesota Friday an<| now Mrs. Hayne's other sister and husband are here, Mr. and Mrs. Ainsworth powelj O f jj, linois, and also the Hayfte son Carl, and his wife. Carl is in the service. Mrs. Stebblns of Hobarton Is helping- care for Mr. IJaynf nights, Mrs. Jessie Mitchell expects tq spend fce next month or mo_re with her daughter Mrs. otto Ian. Mr..§94 lues. • Wed., August 28-29 V T" ^VT -^rr-rr T* T Wf »i MM vv 11 w ••ill W*»w? m i • MM i )•• i|MW|i Lulu Belle and Scotty and their L pals of WLS National Barn Dance r^.^.A^^mAA Grandstand Show Start at l;30 and 7;30 p, m, With the war over and gas restrictions lifted, record crowds are expected to attend the Kossuth County Fair this year. Join the throng. Bring the whole family, Meet friends you haven't .seen for months—or years, . . TUESDAY WLS National Barn Dance Ball Game in Afternoon 4-H Pageant at Night WEDNESDAY Seneca Saddle ClwSt AUo , Nine Vaudeville Acts , Complete Change of Show Each Day Wm. T, Collins Shows on the Midway Monday, v August 27*28,29 A ^W ^B- MB ^^^^p^p _w . ^^^p^pplp^ iMp ••vWIF;;; I --^Bpff 4RR.4HPI "=, '"r;/; i \^^^^.j..^^P^B^r,?-i|fc.*-' i ;^lpplPfl§ yijpl - PRIv 4-H Girls .. Exhibit j :: ^ Appliance Dealers Will Have B *."., . ft. '••-.<-"'»»'. . • m '. - ': J»-^' ••.'•!:•., :.••-.•*•-; -*:•.<•. •*•'••'. •'•'•'<« ^**^•^:fc'-•>l'•^• : .-•ti^•:^< A•••Vu•'$v^ji< \ ADMISSION GatPHWtit^ .pip §? twit; 35 Grandstand— Adults, 33i? p^ f g ^srgiSSKKSa ',' £*,:^3;aS^&Mf

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