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He# Jflotoea 9 North Dodge Street J. 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 CDITORIAL-. it W 1 ASSOCIATION if the Senator from Nevada would introduce a .measure cutting out at least one^-thlrd of those now on the federal payroll, he would be doing his country a great favor, and provide the other two- thirds with something to keep them busy, perhaps, .—R. B. W. AWARDS General Excellence, 2nd, 1940 Best Iowa Weekly, 1933 NaV* BdHt. Asstar Awards in 1936-1938 SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN fSOSSUTH CO. One Year, in advance $2.50 Upper Des Moines and Kossuth County Advance in combination, per year $4.00 Single Copies Vc SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year, in advance $3.00 Upper Des Moines and Kossuth County Advance in combination, per year $5.00 No subscription less than 6 months. ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per inch 42c CIRCULATION—OVER 4,000 WEEKLY Editorial By J. W. Haggard A Great Editor Passes Newspaper men of northern Iowa generally are mourning the death of W. F. Hunter, the venerable editor of the Webster City Freeman-Journal, who died last week Wednesday after an illness resulting from a fall he suffered last June. Editor Hunter was recognized as the dean of northern Iowa newspaper men and was loved and respected by northern Iowa editors without exception. He was 83 years old and had been the editor of the Freeman-Journal for the past 45 years, succeeding his father, who bought the paper in 1866. The son worked his way up from office "devil" to the editorship, succeeding his father as editor in 1900. From that time on he was hi his office every day not excepting Sundays. His newspaper was the love of his life and his editorial page was rated among the very best in the state of Iowa. He was supposed to be a republican in politics, but he was too broadminded to be tied to any one party and no one could call him a partisan. He was a very modest and retiring man and himself scarcely realized how high he stood in the estimation of Iowa newspaper men. This writer, who has himself been in the Algona newspaper field as an editor and publisher for the past 46 years, will suffer a great loss in Editor Hunter's death. We have always used Mr. Hunter's editorial page as a source of inspiration and practically every week for years some of his fine editorials have been reprinted in the Upper Des Moines. No one can exactly take Editor Hunter's place with us. „ • The Elliott Roosevelt Investigation The investigation of the $200,000 loan made to Elliott Roosevelt, President Roosevelt's Son, now being made by the house ways and means committee is still going on. The loan was made by John Hartford of the A. & P. chain grocery store, and was settled for $4,000, leaving a net loss of $196,000, which Mr. Hartford charged off in his income report as a "bad debt." The internal revenue bureau after an investigation reports that it considers the "bad debt" in Mr. Hartford's income tax report as a proper deduction, which means that it is true that he settled the $200,000 note owed by the late president Roosevelt's son for $4,000. The House committee voted down a proposal to turn over to a sub-committee the investigation of Elliott's financial affairs, and proceeded with the reading of over 200 typewritten pages setting forth Roosevelt's own story of the Hartford transaction. In his statement Elliott said at one time his debts amounted to beteween $30,000 •--.and $500,000, and at present his net wealth is represented by a "goose egg." He says that his father, the late President Roosevelt, made all four of • his sons "stand on their own feet" financially and had little or nothing to do with the Hartford loan. To some people the whole matter is an attempt to besmirch the name of President Roosevelt after his death. President Roosevelt had many "haters" who would seek to discredit him, even after death, and they consist of members of his own party as well as republicans. However that may be we think that after the matter was 'brought to the attention of the public, the only thing to do was to thoroughly investigate if for no other purpose than to clear the memory of the dead president. Of course we all know that his son Elliott is rather unstable in other things than money matters. He is under thirty years of age if we remember rightly and is now living with his third wife, and has been a "plunger" in several enterprises. In his 200-page statement made to the house committee, however, he completely cleared his father from having any hand in.the loan under question. Of course we all know that one of the perils of having a great family name is that you are liable to attack from many sources and the more sensational the charges the more attention they receive. Let's Understand Our Allies Now that victory has been won, not by one nation, but by a combination of nations, the honeymoon is over, of course. But in the aftermath of war, the confusion that results, the economic and social Upheavals that are certain to occur, it would be ill-advised on the part of ourselves to forget that we played on a winning team in war, and can also play on the same winning team in peace. There has been considerable loose talk from some quarters with regard to the British, Russians, French and others, all of whom shed their blood, drained their resources and saw tremendous destruction to their own land in an effort to halt the Hitler Gargantua. All^of these people are as human as ourselves. They realize and readily give us credit for turning the tide of war. But they have all suffered in a way that we have not. With our own full bellies, with our own cities and towns intact, with a nation that never had a bomb dropped on it during the war, it is very easy to adopt a complacent and self-satisfied attitude about the future. And it is easy to say "let them work out their own .salvation." But the United States can enhance its own position on this globe a lot if it keeps a more sen- .sible attitude, one that says in effect that we will .continue to play the part, to some degree at least, as a good ally. And if we do, we will find that the future will pay off in much better dividends, to stabilize world conditions which ultimately not only in the prevention of war, but in helping only means greater and more permanent prosperity for ourselves, —R. B. W. Harlan Miller Vindicated We have read Harlan Miller's "Over the Coffee" in the Des Moines Register for many years and have thought at limes that his stuff actually compared favorably with our own Chris Reese's "Ravings" in the Upper Des Moines and his snappy stuff about the ''Coffee Gulpers" whom he had persuaded to take out membership cards. Of course we thought Harlan was a notch below Chris when it come to the gulping, but at any rate we stood for his stuff perhaps from force of habit, but now at last we realize that Harlan really had something under his hat all the time. And here is the item that finally convinced us of his superiority which was printed in his column last Sunday: "Pardon my loud musical snort when I hear a congressman like Dewey Short of Missouri, who voted against almost every defense measure, from fortification of Guam to conscription, shrieking now to have someone courtmartialed for the Pearl Harbor disaster. Of course you can't court-martial a congressman, even when he's guiltier than the admiral he's blaming." Opinions of Other Editors Tommyrot About Employees Senator McCarran of Nevada has proposed that federal employees be placed on a 30-hour work week—and receive the present 40-hour pel- week wage. He adds further that "an increase in wage levels by reduction of the basic work-week will do more to improve the working conditions of government employees than would anything else." The writer has had ample first hand opportunity, the past few years, to observe some of "the working conditions" of federal employees, and all that can be said is that most of them have the softest jobs, with the least actual work production, of any group of people in the world today. About the only way the Senator from Nevada can improve their working conditions would be to have them merely report in by phone each morning, instead of taking the trouble to show up at whatever bureau or agency employs them. Back here in the middle west we may not understand some things, but we know a loafer when we see one, and the U. S. federal government is so overloaded with loafers being paid for doing little or nothing that it makes an honest person sick. Many Billions for Lend Lease. Webster City Freeman: The United States spent more than 100 billion dollars during the fiscal year ending June 30 and over $90 billion of that was for war. No other country in the world ever expended so much in a single year and large portions of that expense was due to pur policy of lend-lease. We furnished Great Britain, Russia, France and some of the others very large amounts of necessary equipment and we wonder how much of it will ever be repaid. The Information Bulletin issued by the Russian Embassy at Washington, D. C., has a long article in its current issue telling what Russia had done to win the war, but didn't say a word about the assistance the United States rendered them in furnishing tanks, airplanes, munitions, food, clothing, etc. We admit that the Soviet Union rendered great services and the allies could not have won without her. Nor could Rus- ,sia and Britain have won without the assistance of the United States. As a matter of fact, all three were necessary to win and some of the other European countries gave great assistance. *P ^f* ^P German Prisoners Like the U. S. Emmetsburg Democrat: While making a trip west of town the other evening we picked up a soldier, a corporal, who was hitchhiking to Kank- ton, S. D., and we gave him a lift over part of his journey. The serviceman was a guard in the Algona prison camp, getting the assignment after his retur from Europe and many months' imprisonment in a German prison camp. His job at the Algona camp is to man a machine gun in one of the guard towers and we asked him if he'd had to open fire. Not yet, he said, but he was prepared to cut loose if the occasion should arise. He seemed an ideal man for guarding the nazi prisoners. After the abuse he received from the nazis in Germany, he would feel no qualms, we are sure, about taking care of his end of the work at Algona. We asked him how the German prisoners felt about America by this time. He said that some like it and some don't. One. who could speak English fluently, still can't believe there can be so rich and wonderful a country at America. This former nazi is trying his best to stay here, says he never wants to return to the reich. The rules require that the prisoner return to Germany, so that is what this man will do; but after arriving in his homeland he plans to come back, if possible, and become naturalized. Give the Veterans a Break * Emmetsburg Democrat The war is getting to seem interminably long for some of our men who have been in the service three or more years. You heard no complaints from them before the Japanese surrender, but in the last few weeks we have heard plenty from men home on furloughs and leaves. And we think they have grounds for complaint. They are fully aware of how long three years can be if you have left family, home and job and spent those years living under military discipline and in places not of your own choosing. Every serviceman and service woman has given up much for his country and especially is this true of the veterans of several years. Now that times are on the swing back to normal it may be too easy for all of us to forget the cause of these nxen. It is no wonder they resent the natural liberties taken as a matter of fact by draffr-age defense <Juring the war, who now are returning to peacetime jobs. The serviceman sees these same workers, who received high wages during the war, now taking the pick of the peacetime jobs while jobs are plentiful. It is not surprising the serviceman views these injustices with uneasiness and resentment. To him and to us it looks like a nation's ingratitude for a job well done. You won't find a serviceman who doesn't hope" with all he has in him that the selective service will be continued. Only in the continued drafting of men in the younger brackets does he see a chance ot be released in the reasonably near future. And who can answer this argument? We can't and we wouldn't even try. A veteran of several years of wartime service surely is being fair when he asks only •thsit younger men, n.$ver yet In service, be drafted to serve a hitch of a year or eighteen months durinj: pe§ce§nje, so that be reftrn $9" hjs fcimpy, ' Local citiieiw, like local meat dealers, have writhed throUgfi some of the third grade cuts of meat these past several years r gladly, to be sure, in the belief that service men are getting better food, and where conditions per? mitted they did ... but a week or so ago one local market got sick and tired of what the packers were sending back here—for sale where the-best meat In the world is raised ... this dealer finally rose in holy wrath, told a salesman he either got good stuff, or else ... he got the same old disgusting cuts ... whereupon he switched meat packing firms, and lo and behold in his first shipment he received some of the best meat he's had since the war began ... which is just a tip that other lines might profit from. * * * There hasn't been a major city on the east coast during the .war where you couldn't get good meat, and maybe a T-bone, if you'd pay the price . . .somehow the packers got their stuff into the more metropolitan areas, and the "small fry" rural areas, producers of it all, took the leavings . . . two weeks ago an eastern railroad served 50 T-bone Steaks in its dining car—we know, we ate one . . . so sometimes we may have to put on a little pressure to get what we want from the wholesalers . . . after all, they know they'll be fighting for markets in another six months or so. * * * Our court house spy reports that although "Toto", prize- winning canine of Mrs. Helen White, clerk of court, preferred shoes as a dessert in 1944, his 1945 appetite Is satisfied only with bedspreads. Latest bedspread chewing incident resulted in Mrs. Meggs McGrath Bennett giving "Toto" a spanking, with the admonition to Mrs. White that "I'll spank hint, somebody has to, you never will." * * * "Soup" Briggs, who received a rather uncomplimentary reference in our bowling column, last week refuses to be downed. Says 'Soup": "Watch out for the Algona Barbers' team; we'll give everyone a close shave." « * * This is vouched for: A young lady visitor at a sick man's bedside said: "You're going to die; is there anything you want me to tell your folks?' * i *• * Mrs. Merle Pratt, who at one time garbled local and society items with the best of 'em on this paper (We'll be out of town next week), called up and said: "If you'want a • big headline you'can say that . Mrs. Merle Pratt just canned 12 quarts of peaches for the first time. Watch for results." * * * Down at the high school, where' things are always happening if you keep your ear to the ground, reports have it that a certain new teacher who would do justice to some magazine cover, has so many of the male students enrolling in her classes that extra classes have had to be organized. * * * BACK TO NORMAL DEFT. Doc Janse and Judge OT. W. Stillman arguing' as to. whether the straw hat season ended Sept. 1 or 15th. * * * Jim Murtagh, who has an unusually good collection of overseas yarns, tells of a nurse who accidentlly backed into a sliver on a certain occasion. Infection developed and she had to receive medical treatment. The attending physician turned 1n a report on the nurse's injury and a few weeks later along came a purple heart award. * * * A couple of Lotts Creek baseball fans asked the perpetrator of this column to ride to West Bend, last week, to spend the afternoon watching the Mallard-Lotts Creek game. Your reporter replied that he just couldn't get away—too busy. "What the hell," came the rejoinder, "you've been away 3% years and now you can't be away for an afternoon." * * * That story, the chicken or the egg, which came first? Remember? Insulate Now! For A Johns Manville Blown Home Insulation Estimate Call 767 Wormhoudt Home Insulation Co. DEL LEANEAGH Local Representative 44M DANCES LEGION BALLROOM BANCROFT , Sept, Lynn Rernf "Tuesday, Sept, ?5 • Eddie WUfaOut Friday, Sept. 2.8 AJI Menkg Well, several have jrefftarked that Algona needs more BusineWbulld- Ihgs, none being vacant 6f avail* able at this time. But how about homes? Seems that there isn't a vacant place In the city. Until places to live are available how; can anyone move here? Antoinette Bonnstetter remarked to several friends that she is, now beginning to experience the' second generation 6f youngsters coming under her care; Same day she walked down" the street and a two-year-old called: "Hello Grandma." Antoinette thinks rnaybe she'll just keep mum on such topics, hereafter. * * * BORED WftH tOVR JOB? How about this fellow? Standing 1 at Times Square subway station, a train announcer, who had probably been doing it for years, was shouting "Uptown Trains," "Downtown Trains," "Uptown Trains," "Downtown Trains", hours at a stretch. Finally he looked up, surveyed the hurrying crowd, and barked: "Uptown Train, Downtown Train, Any Damn Train." * *• * • The hand-drawn heading: on this column was originated about 10 years ago. by a fellow named Clem Erlander, then advertising manager of Donaldson's, Minneapolis . . . today Mr. Erlander is Captain Erlander of the U. S. Army, in the far, far Pacific . . .'and what do Townsend Flash By Mrs. A. M. Anderson Dr. Francis E. 'Townsend has just outlined the complete story of the Townsend Plan's legislative program to President Harry Si Truman. The president pledged a study of the program to take 15 million off the labor market and still keep them as good consumers. Dr. Townsend furnished him with a copy of the Townsend Bill and the John Donaldson report. The president was much impressed with the success of the gross income tax in Hawaii, the same tax as proposed in the Townsend Plan.—Adv. . . dfle of thl liflftl ' In the '19. Over l»rlscllla WflyMs of advice to th& lovelorn faft tolls' headliftet <<&Ll«b BATE IS fUN IF DONfi PHCJPfiRLY". ' Yotl figure it out. : ,.' }.': -••/->'; :..'..':••„ An elderly, highly rtspc'otcd, and lovable lady from this etiMniuh* ity recently took a week's trljp, to In: the ,i ed the International 'Bate UH6 August 6; dbfdbh has been at SlnCe MflrehV ':^": : \^ : -r^^^ AUCTION will be sold at public auction at 12:30 p. m. 1M the pavflion on Saturday, Sept. 29 BLUE EARTH, MINNESOTA PAMMiROUNOS! i?ttE SHOW OF \ SALE CATTLE WILL START AT lOtOO A, M. 30 PURE BRED FEMALES are also included in the consignment that will be offered by 10 of Minnesota's leading ANGUS cattle Breeders. The bulls offered are all of serviceable a*e; several good enough for any registered herd, also many rugged bulls that will please any commercial producer or dairyman who crosses. This, sale offers you an exceptional opportunity to buy that Angus bull you want at your own price. » , The female* include bred and open heifers and young, cows,: heavy in calf— a wonderful opportunity for the farmer or 4-H club boy to start or increase his herd. , SPONSORED? BY ' MINNESOTA ABERDEEN ANGUS BREEDERS' ASSOCIATION Clement C. Chase, Sec'y., Plpestone, Minn. ; No Restrictions On FURNACES Som» Models Available Now Many, (amllln -Will b« enjoying toon thit new/pre-war quality Green Colonial Furnace they've been waiting for., ^ , HAVE YOU P1ACED ; YOUR" ORDER? . H not;'do U qulcklyt; the-demandih- , heavier than the immediate lupply — but you'll alwayi be glad you waited Cor • Green Colonial Furnace. See M today. Whether you prefer coal, oil or gai there'i a tpeclally deilened Green Colonial Furnace to iniure your comfort. COAL Laing & IHuckey Phone 464 N. Dodge St. Algona. Iowa FURnflCE^ERYIGE "IT COST ME $5 ' ' ' V ' - " ' -. ,...because I missed a $20 deduction in my income tax return 9 ' « \, "Last year it cost me $5 because I missed a $20 deduction in my income tax . return. What else I missed I don't know. "But then and there I resolved to open a checking account at the Iowa State Bank and pay all expenses by check. - This year my stubs will give me a complete, handy record to make up my tax return —with nothing overlooked. ~ And the/cancelled checks have saved me money in many other-ways Isn't this a suggestion for YOU? Act on it—now. IOWA STATE BANK ALGONA Member Federal Deposit, Insurance Corporation Ralph Miller, President ., Harold Gilmore, Cashier Roy McMahon, Ass't Cashier "&m%mlwm%gtf$®& 3M%im$%%8®$®&8$$i >VVX£ty%4<#'''W'''*S'-% &''''''?&•''& llit;lli^^ll&* ffrS'i-i'S'v^il ¥$$$&. \<\ \ \, \ \ \ \ > *\A'-*\ ^ •^-^x^ -''\ / t ^ff^^/x BE Goodrich Silvertown , % years before any other company, B. 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