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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, September 13, 1945
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£:S ; "•:.'.: v#Sffilfe^iWtlP^'^pl^it#SAS •• ^,h : ...v-,:. •^•$ ; -£ff : '^^^-.%$^^^ •^ vm^siMmW^K^iMiiWKnKf^SS mi ImirBjSsnilSninBPv'ljii'.IManJ«,,',;:'i»r iiM^ 9 North Dodge Street J. W. HAGGARD & R. B. WALLER, Publishers Entered as Second Class Matter at the Postofflce at Algona, Iowa, under act of Congress of March 3, 1879. Issued Weekly. NATIO First Place Award Winner, 1933, Iowa's Most Outstanding Weekly, Judged by State University of Iowa Second Place, General Excellence, Iowa Press, 1940 ago promised President Roosevelt thai he declare waf on Japan hot later than three months after Cjerihany was defeated. This promise he fulfilled to the minute. In treating with Ghifta he dealt with the Chiang Kai-Shek government and entirely ignored the Northern China Conimtih* ists who have been fighting to make China a dbni* munist state. He has recognized the Chinese rights in Manchuria and has captured the country from the Japansee only to return it to China from whom it had been taken by the Japanese years ago. In many things Russia has'shown a desire to be fair and has given up to the desire of her allies. To our mind Stalin is the most reasonable of the allies, and everything points to his honest desire for a world peace that will last for many years. Another thing, he has said that Russia would pay the United States every dollar that is owing under the lend-lease arrangement. We have heard no voice from our other allies mentioning settlement and are not expecting them to speak up very promptly in this matter. THE ALGONA UPPER DBS MOINES SERVICE FLAG Richard Sheldon -K Robert Ditsworth Russell B. Waller -K I Paul Arne Pedersen •& I 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 The Rationing Board The Upper Des Moines recently printed a list of the Kossuth County Rationing Board and the patriotic workers who have given their time without pay for many months. At the time the office did not have available the complete list which we are now giving, in addition to those already printed: PRICE PANEL Joe D. Lowe Paul Seeley Allan Buchanan Abner L. Long. PRICE PANEL ASSISTANTS Why Work If Paid For Loafing? President Truman is advocating an unemployment measure now before congress that would give workers a $25 or $30 weekly pay from the government as long as they were without a job. This is advocated for the benefit of the many highly paid workers now being released from war plants and who have been gettng from $2 an hour up to $4 or $5 per hour and refuse to work unless these fantastic wages are paid. Down at Council Bluffs, Iowa, the other day some 225 women; most of them formerly employed by wartime radio plants, have filed claims for state unemployment compensation despite the fact that the United States employment service there has openings for 100 or more women. The bulk of the available jobs for women are in a poultry dressing and canning plant, but others cover many types of factory, shop and office work. Nearly 600 women in Council Bluffs have been dismissed from war jobs in the past two weeks and It seems that most of them will not accept ordinary jobs but would rather loaf and draw down a good salary for nothing. If this proves true with the men workers as well, it is liable to ruin the country and make us a nation of loafers. There never was such a demand for all kinds of workers in the history of the country and a man who would accept a salary from the government for un-employment should be branded a loafer and an undesirable citizen. We are surprised that President Truman would approve such a measure. Algona A. L. Long M. P. Weaver Braille Wright E. W. Lusby Bancroft Mrs. C. M. Baker Mrs. Eula Saunders Hurt Mrs. O. H. Graham Mrs. Wm. Boettoher Letts Creek Otto Ruhnke, Whittemore Fenton & Seneca P.H. Jensen Lakota & Steven Community Lone Rock H. A. Blanchard Ledyard & Grant Community Tice Brack Edw. Halvorsen LuVerne Kenneth Sorenson Mrs. Irvin Chapman Ti tonka Mrs. Wm. Boyken Mrs. H. I. Torgerson Wesley H. J. Braley Whittemore A.'D. Brogan German Valley Mrs. H. Plaisir, Titonka W. D. Ley Galbraith, Bode (St. Joe), Sexton, St. Benedict, Irvington, surveyed out of Algona. ADVISORY PANEL Apparel—Theo. Chrischilles. Restaurants—Lynn Mathes. Groceries—Ray Beamish. Consumer Durable Goods—W. A. Foster. Men's Apparel—Frank Zender. Drugs—K. D. James. Garages and Implements—Fred E. Kent. DISTRIBUTION OFFICERS H. V. Clark, Bancroft. Mrs. O. H. Graham, Burt. Mrs. John Fuhr, Fenton. C. O. Bailey, Fenton R. F. D. f! C. C. Gerzema, Lakota. .'Fred E. Dutton, Ledyard. H, A. Blanchard, Lone Rock. Opal Work, Swea City. H. E. French, Titonka H. J. Braley, Wesley A. D. Brogan, Whittemore. K. W. Sorenson, LuVerne. President Truman's Message President Truman's political honeymoon is over it seems, and he is being rather sharply criticized for the statements made in his message to congress last week. At any rate the Iowa republican congressmen had few good words to say about his message. One of the points the Iowa delegation sharply disagreed with was his advocacy of liberal spending and at the same time promising a reduction in income taxes. Congressman Jensen said he disapproved of about 75% of the message and the rest of the solid delegation of republican congressmen had some cutting remarks to make in connection with the message which we must admit was a more or less jumbled affair. It is said that the message required eighteen different persons, each writing about their pet peeve it would seem, and then getting President Truman to father the whole mess. Republican Congressman H. O. Talle of Decorah thought the message so long and so. filled with complex subjects that it "°,. on . 1 *'. defied 9Uick comment but it would be difficult for the swift and efficient action the president recommended. However, it may be that the partisan republicans are now laying the groundwork for the next presidential campaign! So far as this writer is concerned we must admit that after reading about forty stanzas of the message, we were tired out and concluded to let Mr Truman have his say without any criticism from Opinions of Other Editors Stalin Seems A Square Shooter Many of our citizens have been predicting that Russia would "hog" everything in the way of territory and completely dominate the peace settlement. It was predicted that Joe Stalin would make the whole of Europe and Asia communistic and would attempt to rule the world, in other words he would become a second Hitler, it was feared. Now it is rapidly developing that he is living up to his word in all respects. His 30-year treaty with China is said to be one of the most important things in the way of preserving the peace in Europe and Asia that has happened and plainly shows that Stalin's main desire is to establish a lasting peace in the world. He long May Be Too Cold In Heaven. Clear Lake Reporter: The poor, wretched inhabitant of this earth called man is the strangest form of life. He never seems to be entirely satisfied with things as they are. In the winter time he gripes about the cold- it takes too much coal, gas or fuel oil to heat his house; the car won't start because the battery is down or the radiator frozen. In the fall when it is nice to be out in the open, he has to stay home and put on the storm windows; or some "big business" deal interrupts his planned hunting trip. In the spring he gets lazy, but the garden has to be spaded; the lawn raked up; the screens put back in place and the "little wife" generally puts in her two cents worth about the spring house cleaning. Then comes summer, beautiful summer. It's either too rainy so he can't play golf, baseball, etc., or it's too darned hot. Business is either punk or to rushing. And the summer seems to just "slip by" before he can accomplish all those little tasks he set out to do. •> This doesn't mean that man is always dissatisfied. That would be unbearable. But by not being satisfied with things as they are, man has made the world a better place in which to live. He has found new and better ways to do things and has heralded progress. The Situation in Britain Frank Jaqua in Humboldt Republican Victorious Britains thought to let out their long-tightened belts when vcitory came, and especially when they had defeated their standing government and put in a new one. The new one was the labor party that swept Winston Churchill out of office. Everyone knows that labor parties are more or less Socialistic and sometimes Communistic, and they make promises that are extravagant and often lead to a realization of the stern facts of life when reached. Those in touch with Britain's turn from the right to the left say that the move was a direct result of the rigors and regimentation of war time, and the thought was that the new party ushered into power on the heels of victory would relieve the situation. However, that was not the case. Instead the new leaders quickly realized that the stern realities of the national situation demanded even more tightening of the individual belt instead of loosening it. While victory over Germany removed the menance of invasion and the war effort, it also brought an end to lend-lease on which the nation had been depending heavily, before arrangements could be made for relief from other quarters. In one week the board of trade president. Sir Stafford Cripps cut clothing coupons twenty-five per cent for the next eight months. That means that another winter will have to pass before the clothing situation can be unproved. Of course it included stockings, underwear, and underthings as well as overclothing. Minister of Mines Samuel Shinwell warned that there would be less coal next winter. His party had promised a mines-nationalizing scheme that can not of course go into effect until after a length of time for reorganization, if at all. He suggested a dim-out of street lighting, and is still pondering the gas situation. Food Minister Sir Ben Smith reduced meager suger ratios for beef sod cake-making. Britain's food ships are speeding to Australia and New Zea- land for meat in order to avoid a further cut in the current ration. Health Minister Aneurin Bevan is faced with the task of providing roofs to cover homeless thousands, and ordered Britons to share homes where the shortage was acute. Chancellor of the Exchequer Hugh Dalton said that there would be no relief from stiff taxation, and no drawing on post-war credits—compulsory saving. There was also the dreaded announcement that the government intended to reintroduce the irksome supplies and services (transportation bill) which controls prices, supplies and labor for another five years. While the labor party has been full of promises of better times and improved conditions, it does not look as though they would, be accomplished at least for some years. In short, labor's lease on the national affairs in Britain rests entirely on whether it can give the people the things it promised. One of its campaign promises was that everything practically speaking, would be nationalized, which means that a Socialistic state would be established. This promise carried with it the belief of the followers of the party that they would step into the shoes of the rich and powerful, and their trouble would be at an end. This is the foolish belief of all people who envy the positions of their neighbors—that and a conviction that the prosperous one gained his position by intrigue, fraud and deceit. One of the most difficult jobs in the world i? to convince a restless voter of the facts of government. There is a deep conviction in the minds of a large per cent of the people, that if they could get the power they could immediately rectify alj mistakes and make everyone happy. Also it has been called to mind that every favor the rest of the nations of the world extend toward lightening Britain's burdens will be a boost for the labor party &ere ajad, help permit them to fasten themselves on tfre In three years and eight m6nth< a town the size of Algona can change a lot. Not basically, but with regard to its business men professional men, business Idea- tions, new construction, new arrivals, and also the inevitable lo§s by death of some the population. Living here yourself seeing: these things happen from day to day, it is not likely that the aver->age person thinks much about it at the time. But to one who returns to remaih, after nearly four years away, and endeavors to pick Up the loose ends suddenly, the changes that have taken place seem quite numerous. ' * * * To start with, on this paper today, other than the publishers, only two members of the force were with the organization on Dec. 7, 1941. . . . servicemen returning home will find the same situation in most business places- new names, new faces, new peo* pie to become acquainted with . . . most of the school faculty is new business firms have changed locations—the McCormick-Deer- ng, Kirk Motor and Allen Motor have sort of switched locations in round robin . . . Algona has anew druggist, Mr. Ohnesorge, located where Herman Barker used ;o be . . . (Frank Huxtable has opened a new Firestone Store where Carl Dahlhauser formerly had a pool room . . . THe former Dermand Cafe is now the Mathes Cafe . . . Bill Giossi has completely altered the interior of the ^usby & Giossi store . . . O. F. Drennan is the new manager of ;he Kossuth Implement ... a Frozen Food locker is located on South Dodge Street . . . and the Chamber of Commerce has a new secretary, Ex-Lt. Leighton Mis- >ach. * * * Algona has two new dentists and two new watch repair men Sears Roebuck has opened an order store ... the Algona Creamery has added a new section that we hope Mads Christiansen will sometime have a chance to show us ... Loren Brown has placed a powdered milk plant in opera- ion in a new building on South 3 hillips that we'd like to see and earn about... Pepsi Cola is building a . . . there are a whole flock of new homes just north 6f the fairgrounds * .<, The Cbuncll Oak Stoije has doubted Its space , . . Alan fiuchanatt is conducting ah abstract ~ business Where Mart Weave? oWMed f6? many years, until he^ recently re* tired . . . and so it goes, with bth* er changes we haven't fouwd out about as yet. * • -*.• *•- . ' ! • And, as inevitably happens, nearly four years 6f war have seen the death of not only local young men in their country's service, but of older folks well known in- town and country. *• » * . There is a genuine spirit of friendliness about people that reaches Its highest peak In the mid-west. . . and Kossuth county is no exception. The easterner is hiore 'reserved and aloof. The southerner Is warm-hearted if you get to know him, but to do so is not easy. But the middle westerner is usually just himself, acts glad to see you if he really feels it, and says so without pretense or J fancy words or a hand or eye. In fact the mid-west Is the best place In the world. * * * Also, the returning boys will be faced with a problem of locating all the civilian clothes they tucked away sometime ago .... they'll have to be retrieved, from storage plants, backhall closets, the attic, and if you still are missing something try those cobweb-covered trunks in the basement. And if your wife says, while you are looking for one of your old hats, that she wonders where they are because she distinctly remembers that the children were playing with them not so long ago you. might just as well forget it and head for a clothing store. , * * * • A soldier sawing wood at the P-O-W camp isn't doing it for fun ... he was a bad, bad boy, came to Algona, registered in a hotel and in a rumpus that resulted wound up on the woodpile. * * * Well, no more M. CP's. or S'. P's. ;o worry about—but the pay check sn't automatic anymore, either, md sometimes you have to stand n another kind of line—when you want to get into the Call Theatre dn certain evenings, or chase down an elusive piece of meat. f JfettS*: IrolttMr JttWi S.tatlS; afmyr teadff ferny fof ••t&itif' mehWS: In all .mall id .him had been fihMe and so 6i Course that dauied mucli ' Maurice Fagerlund, Swea City, Weds Colorado Girl, Sept. 5th Swea City: Maurice Wayne Fagerlund, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Fagerlund, Swea City, and Alberta Nathan, daughter of Mrs. Lona Nathan, Colorado Springs, Colo., were united in marriage the evening of Sept. 5, 1945, in the Presbyterian church in Colorado Springs, Colo. The pastor, the Rev. Hanson, officiated at a beau- iful candlelight service, in the presence of about 125 relatives and riends. Church decorations were white roses and gladioli. Follow- ng the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the bride's mother. The 'Fagerlunds were joined en- oute by several other relatives, Itogether making 4 .car loads in ie party. Mr. and Mrs, Hugo Fagerlund eturned Sunday evening from -olorado Springs where they had one to be present at the wedding f their son Wayne. They report a ery enjoyable ten days. While they were in Colorado hey visited Pike's Peak, the Garen of the Gods, Cripple Creek and many other places of interest. Thay ound Cripple Creek, formerly a own of pobably 4,000, to be now nly a "ghost town". Practically he entire population of mostly miners moved to Pearl Harbor. While driving through Colorado he .Fagerlunds were puzzled bout what certain mounds which ook like heaps of straw or sand, xtending for a distance of 4 or 5 miles might be. It was learned ater that they were the storage places for navy ammunition. Gong out by way of the Lincoln lighway, they found Kansas very hot and dry, but on the northern oute home which leads through Townsend Flash By Mrs. A. M. Anderson Millions of petitions are now being circulated by Townsend 'lub members all over the nation 0 gain enough signatures to help support Townsend Plan legisla- ion now before congress. The 6th District of Iowa, including Kosuth county is cooperating with his drive to prove to Congressman fames I. Dolliver that the Tdwn- end Plan is needed and wanted. Svery petition signer is asking that r. Dolliver use his influence to ee that this measure gets a quick and complete hearing by the ways and means committee and then by ongress as a whole. They also ask 1 roll call vote. Bach signer will 3e informed, by mail, from the ?ownsend Washington 'Legislature 3ureau, just how their congressman votes on this measure. All Townsend club members ire requested to get petition >lanks from the club president at once.—Adv. Qtf Hernt Cemfort tfiif luti • ffoyi fff'mt with in CERTIFIED INf MIAT10N JOI Phon* ui todiy CowanBldgSupplyCo. Nebraska and back into Iowa via Sioux City, everything looked fine. The many herds of grazing cattle in Nebraska were in fine.condi- tion exceeding anything they saw in Jpwa. ' The men of the patty thought the difference was due to the finishing quality of Nebraska grass. • and two small - ehtidfeh" .visltet last week/with relatives in Illinois ftUssell SUrisj Des Moines, vis ited .With his daughter Bdrdthjf Burls at the Joe Krieps home Sat tirday afternodri..;;: ; ; v Mrs. Pearl Beukema and famitj visited Sunday at Fentbn at th home of, Mr. ahd Mrs. Haftmai the families are old friends. Mr. and, Mrs. Oscar Hammond and Darrel and tthonda .wefts nday aftrenooH visitors at th home of their grandmother Mrs Sarah Wise. Fred Laymen, Burlihgtdn, let Tuesday morning for* there again after several weeks visit with his daughter Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Gabrielsori and family. Mr. and Mrs. C. T. -fiisenmah and Mr. and Mrs. Cleo Eisenman and children. Britt, were Sunday visitors at the home "• of their daughter and sister Mr. and Mrs August Kirschbaum. Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Gabrlelson daughter Glenrida Sut, Mr. am Mrs. ; Fred Laympn drove to Stratford Sunday where they attended the wedding of a friend, and visited at the parental M, G. Gabrielson home. •--'-' Mr. and Mrs. Fred Borchardt of A privates sewage system for Your Farm Think what this means! The comfort of a modern home brought to every member of the family Health and happiness with the utmost in sanitation now is possible through the installation of our DIAMOND BRAND SEPTIC TANK. And the cost is so smalL Easy to install, too. Any Farm Homa M«yNowH*v*« Bath and loud* JIMu ron* horn* mod«rnl Cajo* F. S. Norton & Son " PHONE 229 4-tf /Th« FARMER «Th« TRUCKER -Th. WORKER 5I33ri e**** TIRE LESTER DeBOLT Phone 308 N. Thornington fcourt Will &&!; SiM 1 ? 2% WltH ..,.,. ,i t the also it on If yoti need Slat Cribs get yourorder in at Ori6e~*- as they are going fast. We have some 5fr ft. arid 75 ft. on hand. [:: Just got another shr^eht of ;Hea^ Fencing, Heavy Barbed Wire. We hav6 a nl«*e stock of Creosoted Posts. • Moore & Moore, Inc. PHONE 40-J-l SEXTON; IOWA Planning Today-- ror l.omorrow.... LET'S TALK IT OVER Most plans for the future involve finances-^-and- financial matters very often involve problems with which your banker, may be of some assistance, if you will take him into your confidence. /Perhaps you are thinking of expanding your present operations, of developing a new idea,-;of buying or selling^pjoperty^or;,of ioth^r; plans com; • cerhirig the rieqjd^fbr'^br/Slsp^^OT^fic^p^l^.^'-; - : ^ " ' - "' ' ' ' ':' •' • • •' ''/"'''''V^X-:J7V^.v;V. '-"''•:: "\" •'-: Whenever this is the case, now. or in ( the future, let's talk it over. *."'....'. ; ; ; Our experience with'the plans and problems of Bothers may enable us to suggest a successful course for you to follow. If we can help you prosper, that. helps us prosper, too. IOWA STATE BANK '.- ALGONA ' Member Federal • Deposit Insurance Corporation Ralph Killer, President * Harold Gilmore, Cashier . Bojr McMahon, Au't Cashier Whaddya know?,..Have a Goke 991 ng the time tf day The crossroads with its §&*?» filling ene of America's mi£*m% jte^ There fdk$ the happy reffejhjae , ind they settle dwn Ja a '" Slf -iin- 11 i <> h Mineral fi •™"™* r ~ W in

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