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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, August 30, 1945
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The Algona tJp^t Pea Moihei. Algonfl JOWH, Upper fl North Bodge Street Jf. W. HAdGARD & R. B. WALLER, Publishers Entered as Second Class Matter at the Postbffice at Algbna. Iowa, under act of Congress of March 3, 1879. Issued Weekly. NATIONAL EDITORIAL- SSOCIATION First Place Award Winner, 1933, Iowa's Most Outstanding Weekly, Judged by State i University of Iowa Second Place, General Excellence, Iowa Press, 1940 It might be well for these people to starve a little until they come to their senses. Instead of that, some fool congressman has .a bill before congress allowing the former war plant workers a weekly pension of $25 or $30 until they are again employed. If we remember rightly our beloved president Trumah, has In a way endorsed this bill. The chances are that few of the war workers who have been receiving the big money While most people found it hard to get along, if this bill passes would take a long vacation and let the taxpayers carry the burden of a lot of loafers, who should have saved large sums from their government employment. The soldier boys, who have been paid a meager pittance will be glad to take these jobs when they come home and will perhaps not look with much favor on the over paid war workers. The congressman who votes the $25 weekly bonus to these loafers will have to, answer to the soldier boys when they come up for re-election. If anyone is to receive a weekly bonus for unemployment it should be the soldiers, not the highly paid war workers. 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 tipper Des Moines and Kossuth County Advance in combination, per year $4.00 New Deal Laws Fading Governor Blue of Iowa is urging a return from war time to standard time and President Truman also favors the return to sanity. "Daylight saving" time was one of the silly things forced on the country by the New Deal as well as many other things were. It merely showed the country that small-bored men were in a position to show their temporary power, and was in line with T'CtllUC 111 V*V/14*<^»*»« nv**| ^v.«. ,/ »,_....,..»,,.,. T --- ,..i , 1AJA Single Copies 7c changing Thanksgiving to a later date. 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 The War Rationing .Board There are a number of our folks who have sacrificed much in a quiet way to help along the war effort, and not least among these are members of the Kossuth county War Rationing Board, for several years headed by W. P. Fcench, who has been devoting his entire time, which means sacrificing his own business, and this without one cent of pay. He is ably assisted by R. L. McConnell, who •devotes his entire lime to the management of the working forces, and receives a modest salary. • Both of these men are popular and command the •confidence of the community, but nevertheless they take some hard knocks from some unthinking people. The members of the regular ration board are the following patriotic citizens who give their time without a cent, and seem-glad to do it. The gasoline panel consists of John Haggard, E. H. Hutchins, Edw. Capesius, Henry Eisched, C. R. Kurtz, Lloyd Robinson and Leo Immerfall. Fuel •oil: W. J. Fuller, and Wade Sullivan. Stoves: Joe Greenberg, R. R. Hutzell. Tires, automopiles, .boots, bicycles and typewriters: W. E. McDonald, C. H. Swanson, H. J. Sherman, and W. P. French. Food and shoes: A. L. Granzow, Dr. R. M. Wallace .and A. E. Lauritzen. Community service: Leighton Misbach and G. D. Stokes. Volunteer supervisor: Mrs. W. D. Andrews. These members of ihe rationing board meet weekly and pass on many •of the fine points of rationing. About all they hear is complaints, but discerning people realize what a great sacrifice they are making and give them the proper credit. In our opinion they should all be placed on the honor roll of the home front. Guy Stokes who is in charge of the records of the board, spends all of his time on ration board work without pay and should be given special credit for the work he has been doing. His records have been rated the best kept of any in Iowa. Besides "Bob" McConnell the paid employes consists of Mrs. Dorothy Parsons, Miss Ellen Meyer, Mrs. Eleanor Twogood, Miss Rosalie Swanson, Mrs. Norman Bringle and Miss Arline Chism. Although it seems that the war is over and rationing has been taken off of many items, Mr. ;French expects the b'oard will have to serve a year .• or longer, as it is thought the prices of many, if mot all commodities will be under government control until all danger of inflation is past. Many people were expecting that Christmas would eventually be made the "Fort of July" and no one knew just exactly what to expect. Turning the clock ahead one hour did little but confuse people and the statement of the time of day must always be accompanied by the notation "war time". The farmers of the middle west of course paid no attention to the law. They still went about their work at sun-up and their day was supposed to end at sun-down. In towns like Algona all over the nation it meant that the clerks and workers had to go to work earlier and quit at what under the old standard time was four o'clock instead of five, the usual quitting hour. In such cases of course the new time instead of saving daylight about half of the afternoon was wasted. These idle hours tempted some men to spend the "saved time" in beer taverns and places of amusement. We note that many of the silly laws of the New Deal are passing out and this is one of them. Victory Edition Published By Bancroft Register Harold Clarke, editor of the Bancroft Register, should be given credit for issuing last week one of the finest and largest papers published in Kossuth county for many years. It was a "Special Victory Edition" published in honor of the end of the war and the soldier boys of Kossuth county, particularly those from the northern part of county, with the pictures of several hundred boys in service. It was one of the most creditable pieces of newspaper work we have seen for many years and we take off our hat to Harold Clark, editor of the Register for his enterprise. Opinions of Other Editors War Worker's Refuse Jobs . 7 1t is said that over one million men and women who have been engaged in war industries have already been laid off and are at present idle, seemingly reluctant to accept jobs at lower wage levels than that paid them in war work. This, while all over the United States it is practically impossible to secure help of any kind for harvesting or any other kind of work. Of course he have all known that .-the government was spoiling the war workers by paying them fantastic prices, and at the same time taking it out of the soldier boys •who were risking their lives every day in the trenches at about one-fourth of the wage of the oidinary war worker. Down at Des Moines where many thousand persons who have been released from war work at Ankeny and are supposed to be looking for jobs in civilian employment, it is said that after forming in line at employment offices, and where workers are eagerly being sought, turn away and refuse to accept the lower wage offered. Inflation May Yet Get Us. Webster City Freeman: President Roosevelt did a good job in preventing a serious inflation and it is now up to President Truman to do as well. A runaway inflation would be the worst thing that could 'happen, and the wage earners would suffer more than any other groups. Some of them do not seem to realize that fact and keep demanding more wages which, if secured, adds to prices and high prices is what inflation lives on. # * * Carole Gets Her Men Northwood Anchor: Two years ago while on an overseas entertainment trip for the benefit of service men and women Carole Landis, young motion picture actress, met and married Major Thomas C. Wallace. He was her third husband, now divorced. Anyway, the gal has grit, whatever one may think of her marital morals, because she has already left Hollywood for New York to take on a fourth man and see if he'll do. •p v •*• Boys Needed At Home Humboldt Republican: The demand for demobilization of the fighting forces to those actually needed at the front seems to be gaining strength. It should. The boys and girls are needed at home. More we can not furnish the money to keep an army of eight million men at the front after the war is won. # # * War Workers Seeking Jobs Emmetsburg Democrat: Well, the help problem is loosening up a bit in Des Moines, they tell us. With the shutting down of the ordnance plant near there, women and men by the hundreds were out asking for work last week, a Des Moines friend reports. And a good share of the women were applying at cafes for waitress jobs, it seems. Others were looking for housework—work they were best qualified for but scorned when higher wages beckoned. It's the old story of living high for a while, but finding that the old jobs are often best in the long run. Of course, many of the wartime workers were patriotically helping out, which is as it should be, but others were attracted from their regular spheres solely by the higher wages. Anyhow, it will be pleasant to have your order taken in a Des Moines restaurant without waiting 45 minutes on a busy day. And we're told, household heip will soon be on the increase, too. And the worried housewife can once more be in command. Uncle Sam Reaches Bottom of Barrel In Wednesday mroning's Des Moines Register J N Darling "Ding", had a most excellent cartoon. He pictured Uncle Sam clothed in a busted barrel with the staves splitting at the bottom, a broken bowl containing the fruits of victory (it was empty) a looted cash box, and even the barrel he stood in was labeled $300 BILLION DOLLAR DEBT. Lined up in front of him and awaiting his assistance stood first, Germany that had to be fed. Then the Japs claimed our humanitarian aid to keep them from starvation, and then Italy, France, the Near East, Europe in general, South America, India China, Russia, Britain, and then United States labor demanding the forty hour week and a sixty-five cent an hour as minimum wages. Behind him was that bewhiskered and tattered Weary Willlie demanding $25 per week if not working and the business men and presumably farmers asking a guarantee of profit on their transactions. , He might have added labor asking control oi business, and business asking control of labor, and the hundreds of blocs, farm, educational, labor, business and special interests such as the news- Frank Jaqua in Humboldt Republican A little sober thought will bring us to a realization of the situation and the absolute absurdity of our demands and the impossibility of their being met. The most appalling fact of all is the average citizens inability to realize that Uncle Sam is financially "busted" and can not do the things asked of him. We have for more than ten years been taught and shown by example that all that is necessary is to get at the government treasury to obtain money to carry on our schemes and experiments. The thought that there is a bottom to the treasury or a limit to the ability of the American taxpayers to carry the burden, has never occurred to the average citizen. The only thought seemed to be that the funds are limitless and all that is necessary is to devise a method of getting at them. This is one of the results of the work of the New Deal. It is a result that always comes after a period of easy money and lavish spending. The thought thai the government can furnish jobs, guarantee wages and profits and cure the ills of all the citizens will have to be revised. Bevising it is the problem. There are stormy days ahead. They will corn 6 Over Sects Nd Requests Needed Addressees for Packages Sent September 15. to tober 15* The period tot mailing Christmas gift packages to members of the armed forces overseas will be from September 15 through October 15 this year, the Post Office Department announces. 'Limitations as to weight arid size of gift parcels remain unchanged from last year. The weight limit is five pounds and the parcels may not fee more than 15 inches in length and 38 inches in length and girth combined. Army Mailing As to Army personnel overseas, no request from the addressee "will be required for the mailing of Christmas packages during the September 15-October 15 period. During any week, however, not more than one parcel will be accepted from the same sender to the same addressee. , Navy, et at, Mailing Although Navy, Coast Guard and Marine Corps personnel may receive parcels without a request at any time of year, the Navy Department suggests, however, that parcels intended as Christmas gifts be mailed not later than October 15. The restrictions as to size and weight of the parcels are subject to the same limitations as Army packages. Also the number sent during the week is also the same as the army. MW C»jMMMM«r | W T> ™ ra U'- 7 ^ '^Tr^ 1 »V&,«&(,J.V m. Mall The Navy department requests that the following siatemeftt; b published as a guide to all organ, izations that sponsor campaigns' for public coftiributioh \6i Christ-' nias packages or funds with which to purchase Christmas packages to be sent to Navy, Criast Guard and Marine Corps personnel who may receive no packages of their own. Address to Individuals "Parcels presented by private individuals, firms, corporations or. associations sponsoring such campaigns, shall not be accepted for mailing unless they are adlressed to the individuals for whom Intended, the addresses to show, itt addition to the full name of the addressee, his rank or rating and the naval unit to*which he is assigned with the Navy number assigned thereto, or the name of the ship and the fleet post office through which the parcels are lo be routed." Discontinue indirect Gifts It was explained that thousands of parcels are each year sent by such organizations or individuals addressed merely to the Commanding Officer or to the Chaplain with a resuest that such parcels be turned over to a member of the service who would otherwise not receive such a Christmas box. The armed forces request that this type of mailing be discontinued. DORIS WELFARE OF LEDYARD WEDS ELDON BONNICKSEN OF RINGSTED tedyard: On Wednesday^ Aug. 22nd at 3:30 at the Grace Lutheran church at Mankato, Doris Elaine Welfare, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James H. Welfare of Ledyard, was united in marriage to Eldon A. Bonnicksen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Knute Bonnicksen of Ringsted. The double ring ceremony was performed by Rev. Rudolph Janson. They were attended ' by the groom's brother and his wife Mr. and Mrs. Chalmer Bonnicksen of Ringsted. The bride wore a soldier blue suit with brown accessories and cameo bracelet, a gift of the groom which he brought her from Naples, Italy. She carried a corsage of tea roses and sweet peas. The groom wore a thrown suit. The bride was born and raised, in Ledyard and graduated from the Ledyard high school. Since graduation she has assisted her father in the Welfare Variety Store except for one year which she spent in California. The groom graduated from the Ringsted high school and until his enlistment in the army 4 years ago, assisted his father, who is a well driller. He served in the army in the campaigns in Africa, Sardinia, Italy, France and Germany, and just 2 weeks ago're- turned to this country and received his discharge. At this time he was a staff sergeant in the engineering corps and was discharged at Fort Sheridan. His brother who acted as best man was also just recently returned to this country and discharged after serving 3 years overseas and being a German prisoner for 27 months. After the ceremony the couple left for Minneapolis, Lake Mille Lacs and Leach Lake on a honeymoon trip. In the near future they will be at home to their many friends at Ringsted, Iowa, where the groom will again be associated with his father in business. The best wishes of the community are extended to the young couple. Quilting Party. Mrs. D. B. Mayer and Barbara and Peggy accompanied Lillian Kvamsdale of near Swea City to Seneca last week Tuesday to spend the day at the Albert Cody home at a quilting party. Bertha Solberg of Ringsted and Anna rtarie Mitchell, her mother and ister of Fenton, were also guests. At Bancroft Shower The following from here attended the shower for Antoinette Snyder at Bancroft Sunday afternoon Mrs. Alice Garry and daughters, VIrs. E. T. Halvorson and Marvel, Wrs Paul Wilson, Mrs. Albert Barnes, Mrs. Wm. Flynn, Mrs. E A. Carpenter, Mrs. Clayton Rose- joro, Mrs. Clara Libbens, Mrs, Francis Walsh, Mrs. Paul Netz, Mrs. Charles Helferty, Mrs. J. McDonald and Rose Marie, Brandt Family Reunion Mr. and Mrs. Paul Gelhaus, Deloris and Virgil, Mrs. Wm. Bauman, Beverly Furst, Mr. and Mrs. Jay Blome and Eugene, Mrs. Raymond Worden and family attended the Brandt family reunion at Bayside at Clear Lake on Sunday, There were over 50 in attendance, Wilbur Frye was taken sick last week Wednesday and was taken to the hospital at Swea City. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ploeger and family visited at the Orville Ruby home near Lakota last Wednesday evening; •Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Carpenter, Mrs. John Batchelor and MJchael visited Dr. Gordon Lobb home at Winnebago on Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. George Thompson attended the Thompson family reunion at the home of Mrs; Peter Thompson in LuVerne. Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Smith vis- ted at the home of their daughter and family Mr. and Mrs. George Rockwood at Worthington, Minn., last Wednesday. Mrs. George Thompson, Mrs. Jerry Sullivan and Kathryn, Mrs. Albert Barnes and Mrs. H. Dyer were Fairmont callers on .Saturday. Mrs. Thompson was there to lave treatment from an ear specialist. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Kuover and family, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ploeger and family, Rev. and Mrs. UUMJioaa ai*w ^^fc-v.*«* *—-—-—u i T i —11 A A lucre aie siuiiiij' urtja ancaw. A*ISJ «*** WWA** papers, optical agencies and the like, all demana- th raa ii za ti on of conditions as they are, and iriH that "there should be a law" in their favor. - .. ,.......___. ,_-_.- , .All are seeking one end—profit for themselves at the expense of the others. • And poor old Uncle Sam with his busted bar- Tel for a covering, and it consisting of a three hundred billion dollar debt already contracted. Oh yes! We forgot! Last but not least in appearance but greatest of them all stood Mr. Tax- layer that bedeviled derided, deluged and smothered and kicked-about chap who is supposed to furnish the funds for the rest of us to spend. juriuMi ww ... fact that is the,basest nearly tbe demands being wade on a recovery from the spending spree we have been on. In short, we will soon enter the "day after" period when we will have to realize that "there ain't no Santa Claus" in a government way. It will be a tough road, but we have the people who can travel it. It will be a tough job, but we have the people who can do it. We are all for democracy. However, no human plan is perfect. The curse of a democracy is that a clever man can lead the people so far astray solely because the paths he treads at tost lead through verdant valleys rich in milk ana honey. Mfc- r culled M fcfid •tltftt-MW While on their bride W the MrmiSf Ei«tft -®uni miflgS wH8 taught s&Tiool at La* keta year bef dr.te. last. , ; Mr* and SfftC; Charles fagUst of" Ouckeeh. Mlnni, w«#e guests Suhday « the Fred JM&ge* home. Mt, Fagust is a toefhber of the Gideon Society and preached at the E, arid H, church Sunday while ReV. NusS is awfly on Vacation, M«SII« Attend \ Lutheran Convention . Rev. LUther loeseh, Chester Platt, parochial teacher, and Dr. Harold Meyer, lay delegate, went to Okoboji Sunday to attend the Iowa west district convention of Townsend Flash By Mrs. A. M. Anderson |p;|| A classic example of a really, safe Retirement System was the| Government Pension for Civil War Veterans. Their's was 'a dignified and serene old age-^founded on independence and security Which gave them peace of mind, for the Retirement SystShi was as safe as their government itself. -Life insurance splendid purpose is' serving a _ r . , in inducing a feeling of security for those who are left behind in death. Yes, all of us should have some form of life, hospitalizatlon, or burial Insurance. But, where can one find a life insurance company which will insure you while you are sick or disabled, or overage? The Townsend Plan is the only one to meet this situation. H. R. 2230 and S. 690.—Adv. H.W.POST Dray and Transfer Storage of all kinds Long distance hauling. Every load insured against loss or damage. Equipped to do all kinds of draying and haul- 'ing. ALL MAKES O* FURNACES. REPAIRED *.'-;.'••''.•'•' V • " ' •' - • Depend on tu lor the bed •' furnact repair service in town. Under present conditions, it's especially important that you keep your furnace healthy. NEW FURNACES? If your present furnace- gas, coal or oil-fired — It beyond use or repair, you can still buy a new Green Colonial. Ask us about it. Laing & Muckey Phone 464 N. Dodge St. Algona. Iowa GREEnCOlOlllfll FURRflCE SERVICE RADIO TUBES We can now supply you with Tubes or Tubes and Adapters for nearly all types and numbers. Mall 17s Your Orders Northern Distributing Company BRITT, IOWA 32-33 Insulate Wow! ForA Johns-Manville Blown Home Insulation Estimate Call 767 Wormhoudt Home Insulation Co. DEL LEANEAGH Local Representative 44tf EKALB GENE HOOD C. V. MANGLE M. L. BESCH - ALGONA, IOWA . LIVERMORE, IOWA WHITTEMOBE, IOWA Getting More From The Resujts of Your Labor Labor day is a good time to consider whether you couldn't accomplish more with the results of your labor—wages—by using the services of this bank more extensively. . Are you saving as much as you could—and shoilld? Are you keeping an accurate record of 'expenses—through a checking account? -, Aren't, ' there other ways in, which bur bank might help. • you get ahead? '/' ' ' /. .'•..:''' V ' ; " : .'\ :: •'.;'•'. -•y;: r '.'' rW ^* < : You'll find lots of your fellow,workers in our lobby—and we invite you, too, to become one of our customers. You're always welcome here. IOWA STATE BANK •ALGONA Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Ralph Miller, President . .. Harold Gilmore, Cashier ; Boy MoMahon, Ass't Cashier City Fat Saving Record Falls Under Town and Farm Push Ever since our government asked town and taita women to save used fats, the record previously set by city women has taken a beating. We must keep up the good work I This country is facing a shortage of 1 billion, £00 million pounds of fats in domestic supplies, alone.' Tons of vital war and home-front supplies requlr* Ing fats are still needed. We in towns and rural districts are in a better position to save fats than most city folks, so the govern-? ment is depending on us. Save every drop, every scrap. Melt down solid fats. There's never too little to save I Butchers will give ypu up to 4* and 3 red points a pound. If you have any difficulty, 'c»ll your Home Dem- pnstration or County Agent. Approved by WPA an4 0?A» jpaMJorby- ' ' ,,, or refreshment The words f&w t Goty m the watshwrt ef &^j§jjnr^ afcw* Coca-Oo^, ;ita Ufe, The game's on...Have a Coke

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