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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, September 6, 1945
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tapper B** jWotaes 9 North Dodge Street 3 W HAGGARD & R. B. WALLER, Publishers Entered as Second Glass Matter at the Postofflce at Algona, Iowa, under act of Congress of March 3, 1879. Issued Weekly. First Place Award Winner, 1933, Iowa's Most Outstanding Weekly, Judged by State University of Iowa Second Pla«e, General Excellence, Iowa Press, 1940 THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES SERVICE FLAG Richard Sheldon •* 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 Advance in combination, per year ?i.ou vance Single SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year, in advance ... ..........-..$3.00 •Upper Des Moines and Kossuth County Ao> vance in combination, per year No subscriptions less than 6 months. ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per inch 42c At last the committee mvesuga»»8 the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor by Japan has made its report and so far as we can see there has."ottoeen much more revealed, than most people>*«W before the report was 'made public. Rear Admiral Harold R. Stark, who was chief of naval «P««" Eon. at the time of the attack on Pearl Harbor Dec 7 1941, and Rear Admiral Husband E. Kimmel! commander at Pearl Harbor, who were relieved of their command at the time follow ng the attack, have now been notified by Secre ary of the Navy Forrestal that they shall not again hold positions involving "the exercise of superior judgment." Lieut. General Walter S. Short, army commander at Pearl Harbor, has also been retired. President Roosevelt it is revealed was warning the war and navy departments two weeks (before the attack that "We are likely to be attacked as soon as perhaps next Monday (Dec. 1), tor the Japs are notorious for making an attack without warning " President Roosevelt has always seemed to have a far-seeing vision and he perhaps was the only person who realized our danger. Secretary of State Cordell Hull was criticized, but was defended by Secretary Stimson. Gen. Geo. C. Marshall at the head of the U. S. Army, came 'in for some strong criticism, but was defended by President Truman. The report says that neither the army or navy were adequately equipped to repel the Jap attack. The report says that even though the guns of the big fleet may have been in position, there was no ammunition available The ammunition was locked up on orders 4 CORNERS CLUB MEETING SEPT, 13 four Corners:'The Four Corners Mothers and Daughters Club Will meet next week, Sept. 13, at the home of Iva Wltham with Cora Smith assisting hostess. There will be a round table discussion on schools of all countries. Leader will be Gladys Bisenbarth, Bernice Shaw, Irene Bjustrom and Clara Drayton. N Ray Smiths had their hay baled Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Duncan and son of Burt spent Sunday at the Ray Smith home. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Schendel of Buffalo Center called at the John Sabin home Sunday afternoon. Dorothy Osborn, daughter of ..$5.00 Editorial By J. W. Haggard The Riot At Eldora The riot down at Eldora in the state reform school for boys is to be thoroughly investigated as ordered by Gov. Blue as well as a number of other stale institutions. This investigation will perhaps disclose a number of weak spots in the boys industrial school as well as in some of the other state institutions. The superintendent of the boys' school at Eldora is O. S. Von Krog, who for the past twenty years has administered that institution in a highly satisfactory manner. Before that Supt. Von Krog had a distinguished record as a public school administrator. The Eldora reform school has had a reputation as a model for institutions of its kind and many people will have to be shown that the school has not been conducted properly. It is said that many of these reform school boys should have toeen sent to the penitentiary in the first place. They are "tough cookies" and pride themselves on being tough. The boy who died after the riot had struck the guard three times with a chair, apparently with dealy intent, and the guard was forced to use his "billy" to protect his own life it would seem. A good share of these young ruffians are dangerous and must be ruled with iron discipline. A well known Kossuth county man, J. J. Cosgrove, a former Titonka banker, and a man of high character, is a teacher in this Eldora's boys school. ce in comumciuuu, ^" j*-~ •• „ au^. *••»- « - -- v,i,,« -onuir-orl Copies 7c of General Short because it might have required renovating if handled. When two army privates detected the Jap planes an hour away by radar, and notified Lieut. K. A. Tyler, who has since been promoted to lieutenant colonel, he told them to "forget it", and didn't notify his superiors. Although a year earlier, army forces on Hawaii had taken the field with live ammunition on a full alert after a part of the Jap fleet went into hiding, the navy didn't even notify Gen. Short when the Jap carrier force went into radio silence. Usually silence is the prelude for attack. The war department also failed to notify Pearl Harbor. It developed that Gen. Short was not told to be on •the alert against war. During the early evening of Dec. 6, while the war department learned Japan's reply to Hull's ultimatum would be given the next day, and it would probably signal th« start of war, Gen. Marshall was not notified. He was horseback riding the next morning when an attempt was made to inform him. Not until nearly noon of Dec. 7, was he contacted. He then sent a message to Gen. Short by commercial cable which did not reach him until hours after the attack. In this the war department is to be blamed. The navy department informed the fleet commander Kimmel of the reports saying that Japan was about to attack, several months before and said that "the navy department places no credence in these rumors. No move against Pearl Harbor appears imminent or planned for in the forseeable future." • - i' '*' : In the opinion of many of us civilians, the whole matter should be dropped. Of course we may all look back and tell how the affair might have been handled differently. Certain it is that almost everyone both aTmy and navy men and the general public had become convinced 'that such an attack was impossible across 7,000 miles of the Pacific, when our own Col. Lindbergh had just told us that Germany could not attack the United States across 3,000 miles of the Atlantic. The Pearl Harbor army and naval men apparently believed this and were caught napping, and we doubt that anyone in particular should be made the goat. President Truman has said that all of us were to blame for not realizing the possibilities of the situation. Of course many people believe that men who have spent their whole lives preparing for such a situation at the same time drawing high salaries, should be held accountable. Presiden Truman says that he will order a court martial of the officers if thought necessary, but personally advises against such a proceeding. The president speaks wisely in our opinion. President Truman's forthright statement that "I think the country is as much to blame as any individual in this final situation that developed at Pearl Harbor," deserves commendation. •From a political standpoint President Truman might have managed to make someone the "goat". That is not to say that some degree of negligence might not, or did not exist prior to Dec. 7, 1941, ae Pearl Harbor. But his statement makes no effort to shift the blame to one or two men. He has told us something we may not have cared to admit— that much of the fault is our own. President Truman said: "I came to the conclusion that the whole thing is the result of the policy which the country itself pursued. The country was not ready for preparedness. "Every time President Roosevelt made an effort to get a preparedness program through the congress, it was stifled. Whenever the president made a statement about the necessity of preparedness, he was vilified for doing it." If our memory hasn't failed us, a few months 'before Pearl Harbor congress only passed the extension of Selective Service for another year by one vote. Going back a bit farther, when President Roosevelt spoke in Chicago and urged that peaceful nations "quarantine the aggressors," he was branded as a "war monger." Perhaps those are only two of many happenings prior to Pearl Harbor that President Truman had in mind. We admire him for his straightforward statement to us, and have a feeling most other Americans will feel likewise. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Osborn of Seneca spent a couple of days last week at the Roy Lee home. Mr. and Mrs. Louis Lowman and sons Jimmie and Douglas were afternoon callers' at the E. C. Witham home Sunday, Aug. 26. Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Lee and Delford Johnson accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Ben Terhume to Mason City Saturday and attended the fair. Mrs. Edith Rich who has been sick of late is improved and is vis- Circle Meet 12th LuVerne: The Women's Christian Service of the Meth- church will hold their toeet ings Wednesday afternoon. Sept. 12 Circle number one will be at the city hall with Mrs, Andrew Neilson as hostess and Mrs. Of D. Broadie as assistant hostess. Roll call will be "My Favorite Book in the Bible and Why." The devotions will be given by Mrs. H. E. Peitzke and the lesson is In charge of Mrs. Floyd McClaren. Circle number 2 will meet at the country home of Mrs. Adam Zwiefel with Mrs. Elmer Kubly as assistant hostess. The devoyons and lesson Will be given by Mrs. -Lloyd Larson. Circle number 3 will meet at the home of Mrs. George Eggleston and Mrs. Art Henry as assistant hostess. The devotions will be led by Mrs. Edward Hof and the lesson will be given by Mrs. John Ramus. HAILSTORM IN tsdyafd: This comrmrt i ty was Lorenz: Bormanns, St. Joe, Greet New Son On August 26 St. Joe: Mr. and Mrs. Lorenz Bormann are the parents of a son born Sunday, Aug. 26 at the Kossuth hospital. Bormanns now have two *"**" SiCK 01 IBie IS improved ana as v, s - iting this week at the John Sabin mann and tafant rw* came 'and the Mrs. Violet Walker homes. Mr. and Mrs. Peter Helmers and the former's brother Richard were dinner guests of Mrs. Helmer's parents the E. C. Withams Sunday. Mrs. Clyde Harlan of Stockport, who has been visiting the past week at her son Otto's, called on Mrs. Harlan's sisters, the Attie Dittimers, the Edmund Larsons and the Quinten Bjustroms. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph-Stoops and Mr. and Mrs. Clarice Bradfield of Stockport spent Saturday night at the Otto Harlan home. They were returning from Montana and stopped here to get Mrs. Clyde Harlan of Stockport, who accompanied them home. Mr. and Mrs. John Gettman of Mason City came over Saturday night and spent the night at Mrs. Gettman's mother's Mrs. Edith Rich. Sunday the Gettmans and Mrs. Rich came to visit at the John Sabin home. The Gettmans went home Labor Day, taking their children home with them, who had come to the Sabin home the first part of last week for a visit. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Walker had a dinner Sunday in honor of their baby son Jerry who was 1 year old. Those attending were Mr. and Mrs. Ed Rich and family, Mr. and Mrs. Peter New and daughter Rosella and son Raymond who iu home on a furlough, Mrs. Violet Walker and family, Mr. and Mrs. Orville Holdren and family, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Kollasch and family, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Priester and Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Broesder and family. Sunday afternoon from the hospital. Shirley Wagner spent from Tuesday till Thursday with friends at Irvington. . Herbert Hammer relumed Jfist week from a visit with relatives at LeSeur. Minn. Mr. and Mrs. Nick Bormann and sons visited with relatives in South Dakota last week. , Mr. and Mrs. Mike Hofers left last week for a visit with relatives and friends in Oklahoma and Tex- Math Bormann Sr. returned to as. Partisan Politics Extreme partisan politics always sounds rather silly to the average preson, but it remained for Jake Moore, chairman of the state democratic committee, to be convicted of insincerity by his own words. Jake is one of those fellars who always paints the opposition as a set of crooks while toeating his breast and declaring the democrats are as pure as the driven snow in all public matters. Well, we suppose that is what is expected of him. Last winter when the republicans were in control of the Iowa legislature he berated them nntl claimed they were throwing away the tax- -pu-yers money with a profligate hand. Jake ' thought ho saw a chance to belittle the republicans by blaming the Eldora riot entirely to the republicans. He said that the trouble was caused because the republicans would riot allow money enough for keeping up this state boys' reform school. The legislature of last winter had authorized an appropriation of $500,000. Gov. Blue . has Taeen working constantly for improvements at iElBora. It may be that Jake had forgotten his fitter criticism of the republicans for being overly generous, but it goes to show that the old story of giving the calf enough rope and he will invariably 'hang himself is true. It is also true that most of these extreme partisans are not very convincing and their claims are to be taken with a grain of salt. , . -«.. Beware of Inflation Webster City Freemap: Have a care, President Truman, about advocating higher wages and costs of production in big industry. That results in higher prices and higher prices are the forerunner of inflation and inflation is a terrible thing when it gets out of hand. They are having it now in China and one dollar of United States currency is worth 1,800 paper dollars of Chinese money. The Bjustrom reunion was held with a picnic dinner Sunday at the Olson park in Fort Dodge. There. was an attendance of 65. Those attending from Algona were Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Bjustrom and family, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil 'Bjustrom and family, Mr. and Mrs. Quinten Bjustrom and family, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Bjustrom and son Milan, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Bjustrom a_nd daughter Mrs. Frank Moulton, and Mr. and Mrs. Chris Johnson. Before leaving for home ice cream and cake was enjoyed toy all. Mr. and Mrs. Russell Walker entertained at a party Sunday evening, the occasion being Mrs. Walkers birthday. Those attending were Mr. and Mrs. Howard Raney, Mr. and Mrs. Corwin Peer and family, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Loss Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Raney, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Walker and family, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Bjustrom, Mr. and Mrs Robert Walker and family, Raymond Walker, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Kirsch and family, Mrs. Kenneth Geilenfeldt and Vernice Geilenfeldt. Cards furnished enter- Dubuque last week from a months visit here with relatives. George Bormann took him to Dubuque. Mr. and Mrs. John Nauman and three daughters from Dubuque spent several days last week at the Peter Kayser home. Mrs. Nauman and Mrs. Kayser are sisters. The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Lorenz Bormann was baptized Alvin Albert Sunday afternoon in St. Joseph's church by Rev. George Theobold. Sponsors were Helen Bormann and Albert Bormann. Mrs. Peter Kayser and Helen Becker relumed Thursday from a visit with Private Albin Kayser at Camp J. T. Robinson, Ark. Cor-, poral Herbert Kayser who had spent a.30-day furlough here accompanied them to Camp Robinson for a visit with his brother. Cpl. Kayser is now stationed at Camp Cassee, Ark. ., Cpl. Wilfred Kohlhaas arrived at Boone Monday morning to attend the funeral of his grandmother Mrs. Nick Bormann. Cpl. Wilfred Kohlhaas, son of Mr. and Mrs. K L. Kohlhaas has been stationed at Camp John T. Knight, Oakland, Calif. He is to report back to camp Sept. 22. Raymond Kohlhaas and Sylvester: Wagner, drove to; Boone to get him. ' '.' - hit hard 1ft ( Wednesday flight by a Much sweet 'corn 'and field corn was damaged. Windows in the Q?ant area with 60 in the^ant consolidated school w.ere broken, A very heavy fain also fell and many fields still have much water standing. Returns from ttospltal Mrs. Max Niti who has toeen in the hospital in Mankato the past two weeks following a major operation, came 'home Saturday. Her sister Mrs. Gus Martin of Amboy came also to help care for her. Phyllis Strand left Sunday for Waterville, Minn., to again begin her teaching duties there. Mr. 'and Mrs. Lawrence Prlngle and Son Spent Sunday at the Ed Weber home in Albert Lea. . Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Carpenter left Monday morning for Rochest* er to go through the clinic. Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Bonnicksen of Ringsted visited the parental J. H. Welfare home Saturday and Sunday. The Methodist Women's Society will meet Thursday, September; 13 Instead of the . date previously announced. Wilbur Frye who has- been In the Forbes hospital in Swea City for the past two weeks was able to come home on Friday. Mr. and Mrs. L. Fangman of Lake City, Iowa, visited at the .H. M. Dyer home Thursday. Mrs. Fangman is a niece of Mrs. Dyer. Mrs. Howard Dyer came 'home Sunday from Cass Lake, Minn., after several months there With her sister Beatrice who accompanied her home. Wilma Busch, who is employed by Western Union in Des Moines. spent the week end in Ledyard with her parents Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Busch. ' Mr. and Mrs. George Rockwood and family of Worthington, Minn., were week end guests and over Labor Day at the home of her parents Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Smith. Mrs. J. F. Sullivan was in the Blue Earth hospital on Friday and had a .growth removed from her left wrist. She was able to come home that same day. Robert Dyer who has been employed in Washington, D. C., for the summer, came home Tuesday Visited ThutiS' _, „. the D/A, Camehte| ft h6fflej She IS the forJftef HeieBNlehaflS wiw werkea in «h« state flank we* fore he* JWaW» \ .Mr, .artd Mrs. aeorge Thomp'sofli left Saturday on ; a vacation, «i northern Minnesota arid «"— sin. Me is the rural usaail Roy Higley Is substituting fof him during-the vacation. The Rev.- father ( Maynard and Mrs. Glara Lebens took Genevieye Lefaens to Port Dodge Friday. She took the train to DubUqUe where she will begin her second year at' the Immaculate Conception Acad emy. Mr. and Mrs, Ed Looft and Cleo •and Mr. aftd Mrs. N. A. frlngle attended a farewell party at Swea City Thursday at the Amanda Looft home which was held in honor of Amanda and Looft who are moving Dodge soon. Minnie to Fort FENTONNEWS Mrs. Ernil BleckWenn and Norma Jean, Mrs. Bertl Berkland -find Mr. and Mrs. Ole Peterson of Seneca were calie'rs in Fort Dodge Wednesday. Mrs. Peters6n went for a physical check up. Miss Ivadell Bolte Of Waterloo was accompanied by a friend, Miss Elsie Williams also of Waterloo to visit her parents, the George Boltes over the week end. Mr. and Mrs. Bolte took them to. Mason City Sunday afternoon where they took a bus back to Waterloo. , Mr. and Mrs. Amos Finnestad and Mark -and Mrs, Webber Yager drove ot Minneapolis, Minn., Friday, where they spent the, day, and on Saturday they returned home accompanied by their daughters Rose Mary who is employed .in Minneapolis, and Brenda who has , Sioux Falls, 9, D., on their . hdme to visit another daughter, Dorothy whs fe employed by the Red CroSa'ther'e. . , . .. ,. L ^ "•jj^tl^^-llij^glllllaig^^ No Re*tr!ct!otiJ 6* FURNACES Sort* Avotlabl* W thit , for. HAV2 VOW PLACftD VOOR M «6t, do It qulcklyi tht demand M heavier thaft the Immediate »ttpply~ you'll alwiyt f>S ybu w«U«d for « Cot6*I»1 Ftirn*c*. ui today, Whether yott coal, ell ,or *a* * ipeclallv Ofeen Colonial to liiiurt you? comfort ILOWMS Laing & Muckey Phone 464, N. Dodge St Algona. Iowa GREEIlCOLOniW. FURdfiCE SERVICE Townsend Flash By. Mrs.-A. M. Anderson 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 hauling. This Bank Has Money For LOANS tainment, after which ments were served. refresh- Something else is needed to take care of us when we reach retirement age. . . . Shall we call it "Living Insurance",' or Retirement Income? A "living insurance" would be something you can have and enjoy while you live. You and your wife then could have its benefits without having to die for someone else to get their's. Such a Retirement System has been under study and in process of development here in the United States for the past 11 years by some of our keenest minds. This system has been given legal form and now is before our congress in Washington, D. C. ; known as H. R. 2230 and 2229 in the House of Representatives and S. 690 in the Senate.—Adv. DANCES LEGION BALLROOM BANCROFT Friday, Sept. 7 Walter Martle, featuring the voice of Dolores Morgan. Tuesday, Sept. 11 Scandinavians Friday, Sept. 14 Pat Hoffman, His Trumpet and His Orchestra. Our armed forces need meat ... our Allies need meat... the Home Front needs meat. All are looking to that fighting man in overalls, the American Farmer, to provide it. Any credit-worthy farmer in this cominunity who needs money to produce more meat can look,' to this bank for cattle loans.' - - — ••* • <• <?«*!wwt,J| Come in to see us—Let's talk over your needs and problems. , , , " • i IOWA STATE BANK ALGONA Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Ralph Miller, President • Harold Gilmore, Cashier - • Boy MoMahon, Ass't Cashier • Sensible View of a Democrat "[ Can't Afford to Insulate My Home ZONOLITE Brings the Comfort and Economy of Insulation Within the Reach of Every Home Owner Decorah Journal "Winning ways of president worrying G.O.P." says a headline in an Iowa republican newspaper. We talked to a republican office holder a few days ago— one of the ablest in his job we have seen _and suggested to him that when the republican party recognizes the value of progressive leadership it may again qualify ^ for popular support. We believe he knows that is true, but since he feels his position calls for party loyalty, he could not acknowledge it openly. Because he feels he cannot speak out, he will not help his party find leadership. The republican party has lost the right to represent the people of America not merely because it has toeen wrong on certain vital issues-farm relief and preparedness for the present war, to name two outstanding examples-but because S ^ the national convention of 1912 the republican party has sought to destroy individual leadership within its ranks. It has shunned leaders of keen intelligence like Vanderberg of Michigan and Stessen of Minnesota. The republican party or- ganUation broke Wendell Willkie's heart and contributed to his death because he dared to stand for a constructive program and had the ultimately damning faculty of winning popular confidence. The republicans aye again worrying because ihe party they oppose seems able to develop lead- without effort. The tragic fact u i that the asrn a ^row out -the Harrison Spanglers and the close- JoUowing organization the Spangler type of politician degenerates It is still possible for the repub- JtaSiSrty to break tbb TpoHticiau crust and make room tor leadersh^ with "wnwjjg ways." All they have to do is move out the dead lumber in their organization. Judging by the record of the past, the republicans are not going to do that. They are going to continue thwarting any men who dare enter their ranks with personal capacity or individual ideas Men like Wendell Willkie, Harold Stassen and Joe Ball are going to be just as unwelcome in republican councils as Theodore Roosevelt and Bob LaFollette. ...... It is important that for the first time since the revolution, America went hrough a major war without having to change her top commanders, The nearest approach was in World war I when another democratic persident (Wilson) sat in Washington, and John G. Pershing, chosen without political bias because he was an able officer, led the A.E.F. throughout the war. He did not become a supreme commander, however, as he worked under Foch in France. In this war Americans commanded in the Atlantic and Pacific. The first choice, MacArthur in the east and Eisenhower in the west, grew out of a careful weighing of abilities and aptitudes for each area, and there were no moments when a change even seemed desirable. President Roosevelt was not afraid to pick the ablest men ot lead America's armies. Our allies changed commanders. The Germans changed commanders. America put her best leaders in the field at the start. True democracy always seeks out and pushes forward the best available leaders. Autocracy shows itself in fear of leadership. It should be the solemn duty of every American to see that all political parties develop a passion to advance true leadership, that no one ever should "worry" over "winning ways." It should be a particular concern to active members of the democratic party to keep alive constantly this faith in the inherent capacity of the America people to produce able leaders—leaders who can be trusted with responsibility. -.,._-•-* N . jo LONGER need yoif feel that insulation is another one of those things that w/U just have to wait. You can afford to insulate now! You can afford Zooolite—the finest insulation money can buy— became you can install it in the attic yourselj! Inexpensive? Certainly ; ; . and simple. A few bags of Zonolite eac£ week (no need to buy them all at once unless you wish), a few hours of your time, and the job is done. Your lumber dealer is the man to see, Let him explain how easy Zonolite is to handle ,, t how clean and safe. He'll tell you why Zonolite adds so much to your comfort'^winter and summer-^ »nd subtracts so much from yew fuel bill, -Start ZONPUTING your borne JUGHT NOW. AIX-MINERAJL LIGHTWEIGHT FIREPRQO? 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