The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on September 27, 1945 · Page 8
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, September 27, 1945
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jHgDtut 9 North Dodge Street 4. 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. AWARDS General Excellence, 2nd, 1940 Best Iowa Weekly, 1933 Nat't Edit. Assfnr Awards in 1936-1938 SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN iKOSSUTH 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 Ad* vance 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 The Iowa Hen The poultry business in Iowa has gradually Tisen for some years and last year amounted to about ten per cent of the farm income according to Leslie M. Carl, state federal crop statistician. The poultry raisers of Iowa received $162,000,000 in cash for chickens and eggs. The price of eggs during last year as well as so far this year has be,en about forty cents per dozen, while in many ether states eggs have sold much higher. In the western states eggs are selling for 75 cents and higher. In San Antonio, Texas, last week, eggs were selling for 65 cents per dozen. In Iowa, one of the greatest producers of poultry in the country, the sale of chickens amounted to $51,000,000, $98,000,000 was paid for eggs during the year, and 513,000.000 for turkeys. It is stated that the Iowa hen brings in about 10 per cent of the farm income and outranks the Iowa dairy cow, which brings is only about eight per cent of the farm income. Last year the egg production in Iowa amounted to 4,333,000,000 eggs, the highest yield in any one year so far recorded. Over 51,000,000 chickens were produced. The number of chickens sold represented 113,000 tons of meat and came in handy in helping to supply meat for the nation during the beef and pork shortage. It would look as though the Iowa hens sensed the war would cause a shortage of meat and got busy in 1941 with the highest production of chickens and eggs on record and which has steadily increased each year since. We should certainly take off our hats to the Iowa hen—as well as the rooster. time for this earthly planei Nevertheless he is positive that "the end could be any day from the 21st through the 30th of September." Me says that the end will come In a manner similar to the explosion of an atomic bomb, and fleeing to the hills will be of no avail at this time. KeV. Long and his son seem ot be in high spirits, however* and seem to be looking forward to the crowning event. Some twenty years ago the end of the world was prophesied each year and many seemed to believe the prophesies and "set their house in order" and begged forgiveness for their sins. When the prophesy was not fulfilled (they went back to their old way of living and forgot the matter until the following year. It was a sort of an annual revival stunt and it may have been of spiritual benefit to some. However it seemed to haxe gone out of 'fashion and the old world has been left to take care of Itself of late years. In the meantime the end of the world has indeed come to many as it always has. But this time Rev. Long is positive that allowing for all errors he may have made, September 30th is all the time he will give us. Hickenlooper Voted Right The "unemployment" bill recommended by President Truman, offering a premium for loafing, won a vote of approval in the senate banking committee last week, by a 12 to 7 vote, but it has a long way to go yet to become a law, and after that congress would have to vote to appropriate the necessary billions or millions to really make the law effective. The vote in this committee was strictly along party lines. Only one republican voted to approve the measure and only one democrat voted against it. We are glad to note that our own senator Bourke B. Hickenlopoer, voted his disapproval of the bill. Sometimes we think that the greatest difference between two old parties is largely the matter of looking ahead and figuring where the money is coming from. The democrats are inclined to vote for anything without a thought of where we are going to get the money, while the republicans want to know how we are going to pay the bills. It is a thought that may be peculiar to many, but some people still think that there is little or no sense in putting a premium on loafing. Tempest in a Teapot It sometimes looks as though the newspaper boys are too keen about reporting things and casual words of persons in high position and the publicity often is the cause for trouble. Last week when General MacArthur casually remarked in the presence of some news men that it began to look as though it might only take 200,000 men for the occupation of Japan, as things seemed to be going along so well. It was a little burst of optimism and nothing more, .but from the noise coming from Washington a person could easily imagine an atomic bomb had been dropped on the capital city, and acting secretary of state, Dean Acheson, newly appointed, bristled up, thinking his author- tiy had been questioned. He issued a "stern" rebuke to MacArthur, and notified him that the United States government and not the occupation forces, under MacArthur, were determining American policy towards Japan. It looks as though the smart new acting sceretary of state was trying to get in the center of the stage and have the spotlight turned on while his boss was .-away. It was plain to be seen that Acheson had •made his criticism without the knowledge of President Truman, who at a press conference the day before had been glad to accept MacArthur's 200,000 figure and said that he was glad that it could :be made so small, although of course no one icnrtld accurately estimate exactly how many *lroops would be needed. Certainly President Truman showed no sign of being affronted, but in fact was very plainly pleased with MacArthm-'s statement. He apparently took the General's statement as it was intended, and was not afraid of his dignity and authority being questioned. It might be a good idea for Secretary of State Jim Brynes to get back on the job as soon as possible and let Acheson take a rest cure. The End of the World It seemed like old times last week when the papers printed pictures of the Rev. Chas. G. Long and his son Richard, retired missionaries who were predicting the end of the world which they dated to take place last Friday, September 21. However, Rev. Long admitted that he could not be positive as to the exact time, as it had been seven years since he had a vision picturing the end of all Compulsory Military Education Regardless of what continuation of the draft takes, it cannot please everybody. The original idea of drafting men only between the ages of 18 to 21, may now be succeeded by a program of drafting men only between the ages of 21 and 26. Reason for the proposed change is that the younger age bracket may not have "completed its education." Actually, either plan is going to interfere with education, one way or the other, if the young man intends to go to college or university. However, by the time most young men reach 18 they have completed or are about to complete their high school education. If their military education—which probably will turn out to be a one or two-year hitch, occurs at that time in life, they still are not too old to enter a university following their military service, if they so desire. With the other program, if they graduate from high school at 18, they then have three years Curing which they cannot plan anything definite, because they would anticipate entering military service at the age of 21. All programs have good and bad points, but perhaps the 18 to 21 year bracket has more in its favor than any other. At 18, a young man has not entered his life's work. Two years of military training—or one year—at that stage of life—can be given most easily. . And if the services carry out an intelligent training program, there- is no reason to believe that the young man will suffer by it. He may eyen develop physically and mentally, see a lot of the world early in life, and at the age of 20 or 21 be ready to Continue a scholastic eduaction or enter a chosen field of work, better off for his experience. —R. B. W. Opinions of Other Editors "No Strike" Pledge Violated Webster City Freeman: "Labor, champing at the restraints of its no-strike pledge, is finding new ways of applying its strongest weapon—economic force—against employers," says Business Week. "By using such devices as mass sickness, work slowdown, and refusal to stay on the job without a written contract, labor is techically in compliance with its work pledge, while actually circumventing it to press demands." Labor overlooks the fact that a point can be reached where it can demand more than industry can give. It overlooks the fact that practices such as it is indulging in, to the detriment of pur final war effort, are costing it public good will. If it continues its present policy, it will wind up like the individual who killed the fabled goose that laid the golden egg. A labor monopoly can drive the cost of production so high that the public cannot buy, and then goodbye, golden eggs (jobs). * if- * Northwood Anchor: Persons close to the national administration, especially some members of Congress, seem to have become obsessed with the idea that because workers have received high wages during wartimes'they must, having become accustomed to unusual prosperity, be continued in that condition, even at public expense. Money hasn't been growing on trees nor will it come for the mere picking in peacetime, although the political urge to make everybody prosperous is attain- in" alarming proportion. Republican Congressman Martin wants to give every ex-president of the United States a pension of $25,000 a year whether or not he needs it. Where's all the money coming from? Far Beyond The "Call of Duty" A FREE PRESS J •TORCH OF 4 No other group of business or professional men was asked to contribute so much of their time, products and personal expense in the form of labor, paper, ink and distribution, to the winning of the war on the Home Front as the publishers ot newspapers. Newspapermen rarely expect or receive recognition or credit for their services—usually these services are taken for granted. But it is one example of the manner in which 'YOUR newspaper serves you, your city, community, state and nation. Your home town newspaper may not be the largest newspaper in the world, but it is the greatest newspaper in the world so far as you and your community are concerned. Your sons and loved ones on the global war fronts have discovered this. We are entering a new era, one that we hope will be both peaceful and prosperous for everyone. Your home town newspaper will continue to be a leading participant in, and booster for, city and county development. It's value to the community is one that cannot be accurately measured by a subscription price or advertising rate. It's service and value far exceeds its cost either to the reader or to the business man. SERVING KOSSUTH COUNTY, IN PEACE AS IN WA» Iowa's Most Potent Semi-Weekly Newspapers Kossuth County Advance AJgpna Upper Pe» Moines Published Tuesday Published Thursday Re*i«^fflr^ W« have no quarrel with the 1 boys at the prisoner-of'war camp ... we mean the boys in khaki.. . but dang it we wish we knew where some of them came from so we could retaliate for their using the name "Goonville" in their camp paper, The Pow Wow, when referring to Algona. Al Amunson, the optometrist, thinks that times are getting more normal, and courtesy is returning, which is a good sign . . . recently e received a glass case and glass- s from the Pullman Co. in New ersey . . . said glassses were left n a Pullman by a local man, ound, and forwarded to Al be- ause the glass case had his name n it ... the glasses are now doming the right nose. * * •* We note with interest where a ouple of kids were fined in Des VIoines because they were riding two on 9 bike". Times have cer- ainly changed; It used to be that bility to ride two on a bike was evidence of an expert bicyclist, nd now it's a crime to do }t ... maybe Harlan Miller of the Reg- ster should investigate this mater. * * * Incidentally, Mr. Miller, some lay we're coming down to Des Moines and write a column after ooking in your store windows. * * * CHIVALRY —The attitude of a man toward a strange woman. * * * Noted a couple of quite young adies, clad in slacks, doing a good ideline job of supporting the foot>all team last Friday night . . . hey exhibited so muchlpep, both itting still (which wasn't often) and standing up (which was most of the time), that we asked them heir names . . . Sandra Shumway and Barbara Bourne, the latter dolled up in an appropriate red and black outfit to match the occasion. * * * ROLL CALL Three kids romping, wild and free. Often sound like thirty-three. Two with toys, it's understood,Make more mess than twenty should. One kid, active, young and strong, Goes like sixty all day long. Only when they're deep in slumber Do they seem a normal number. * * * Jack Johnston, genial J. P., has worked out a little cribbage session with our court reporter and the series stands in Jack's favor at this time . . . however, we have nside information that if Jack would get a new deck of cards and ;hrow away the 1920 relics he is using, his opponents might be able to decipher the spots and pictures a little better. * * * Perusing the Swea City Herald we note that Bay Sperback makes ^articular mention of his fondness :or the boys in the army air corps . for which we don't blame him . but reading on a little farther we find that each time they visit lim they bring along a couple of big, thick, juicy steaks ... if peo- 3le will do that for us we'll put .heir names in the paper, too. * * * Chief Petty Officer: "Are you free this evening?" Gal: "Well, not exactly free, but very inexpensive." * * * In answer to those who have asked about the restoration of the Drewar "Football Guessers' Con- .est", we'll have to skip it until next fall. Not enough time to get t properly organized this year. * * * PUZZLE OF THE WEEK: Algona firemen are wondering where all the people pop up from ,at 4 a. til. when they answer & fire alarm on State Street. . < the trucks ar^ five to find a deserted main stem . , . three minutes later they have to elbow the crowd out of the way ... they report, too, that there was a preponderence of men in uniform and young ladles, all of whom seem to have been hid ing. just around a corner. Slut Leigh and his wife, who farm near Algona. fecently witnessed the marriage of Sim's brother to Mrs. Leigh's sister . "Shucks," said Sim, "we don't get any new relatives, at all, this way." * * * Last week, In our usual accurate manner of reporting minute details (what are we saying!) we told you of Mrs. Shirley Pratt canning peaches and to watch for results ... to bring you up to date on this matter, we can now Inform you that they all spoiled .. . seems there was something about boiling them beforehand, or something like that, that was left out of the procedure. * * * In all the obituaries of former U. S. Senator Clyde L. Herring, we failed to note the thing we admired him for most ... he voted in pre^Pearl Harbor days for every measure that came up that would help prepare this country for the conflict that it could not escape ... he never once cast vote that tended to sabotage preparedness efforts, and there were plenty who did. * * * Well, Mike Loss and Glenn Jenkinson have been in to renew acquaintance with this column but where in heck is John Bormann—he's usually the first one we seen. * * » Laura Mitchell, who teams with Adah Carlson to handle the city's clerical matters in the city-hall, once worked on a newspaper in Winona, Minn. . . . one day the boss decended on her with a slip of paper in his hand . . . seems Laura had ordered 20 barrels of red ink, ' instead of 20 pounds . . . perhaps the paper is still being .printed in red! * » * For the information of those whc remember the airport srtuggle of a few years ago it might be interesting to note that Mason City has just signed a contract with Mid- Continent (now merging, with American Air Lines) by which the airline pays a substantial sum for each stop to be made . . . and several a day are being planned . . . in the meantime Algona's own airport efforts are stalled in a legal action in the state supreme court over condemnation of land desired for the local field. * * * An ensign and a jg were seated in a cafe. Across from them sat a ^eaman with a beautiful blonde. The two gold braids wanted to meet the gal-but didn't know how to get around the sailor without pulling rank. Finally the jg wrote a. note and sent it to the sailor. The note read: "I believe I studied with you at Yale and the ensign with me be- he studied with you at Princeton. Please come over and straighten us out." To which the seaman replied via return note: "I didn't study with the ensign at Princeton, nor did I study with you at Yale. I did study at the National Taxidermy School in Chicago, however, and I'm taking care of this pigeon myself." » * * Famous Last Line: The young lady was' not a local product. V7C11WCU A faniily ::'ftfcv-."WB»»l<»-~- and Blcftle dinner Was held at the A*sB. Nelsdn holfte'Sunday. Thbsie present Included Hlehisfrd and Belores of westifiend; Mf, and Mrs. Henry FJfoelmg and daughter, Mr. attd Mrs> Russel Edwards and family of Mallard; Mf> and Mrs. (Lester Edwards and daughter 6f Efnmeisburg; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wilberg and Mrs. Kenneth Malver- son and children of renton. / Birthday Anniversary,; Mrs. Norman Thompson observed her birthday anniversary. In honor of the 1 occasion relatives came in and spent the evennlg with them. Present were Mr. and Mrs; Kalmar Randa and family of Ringsted, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Oleson, Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Olsen and family, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Cody and Mrs. Ole Pederson. Celebrates Milestone (Harriett Olsett observed her birthday anniversary last Friday. In honor of the occasion Mr, and Mrs.'" Harvey . Echart, Mrs. Earl Stafford and Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Larson and son were supper guests, Other evening callers were Mr. and Mrs. Norman Thompson and LaVon, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Cody and Mr. and Mrs. Sam Oleson. Mrs. Howard Preston and sons were afternoon callers. Pvt. Joe Crowley is enjoying a furlough with -his parents. He is stationed at Rosewell, New Mexico. Mr. and Mrs. Ole Pederson were last .week Sunday dinner guests at the Orville Millers near Swea City. Mr. and Mrs. Russel Edwards and daughter of Mallard were Friday callers at the A. E. Nelson home. • Mr. and Mrs. Henry Looft and sons were Sunday dinner guests at the Supt. E. R. Swanson home at Titonka. Donna Jean Bollig who teaches at .the 'Whittemore public school, spent last week end with her parents the J. W. Bolligs. Misses Julia and Anna Conwell and Wanda and Harriett Olson spent Sunday afternoon visiting Helen Cody at Esthervllle. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Petersen and sons were Sunday dinner guests at the home of the letter's parents the Herman Madsens at Ringsted. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Sanders and Roger spent Friday afternoon visiting with Mrs. Otis Sanders, who was a guest at the Wm. John home near Swea City. Mrs. Ray Osborn took her mother Mrs. Clyde Cooper to the Harry McChane home near Burt Saturday afternoon. Mrs. Cooper has flf*. wg iff aliiorhii a«a wntrK&s; spent tht past tt^Weeks' ivlsitifif titterM th» s^eis city Bodge Friday t<j help <6ar6 fdf a new% graMdautthte*; i m&iily Bbrli to Mir. MA Mrs. fr8d JfoHft* soft. The Johnsons ii&w have a family of twa iiriav Mf. ahd Mrs. J. WY lolllg a** cbmpanied Donna jean and Betty Ann spent the week i end visiting Mr. Boliig"s relatives at comfrey, Mlnn.y find with Mrs. ;Bsllig's brothel' the Harry Smiths at St. James, Mi&ri. Fenton School's Note* for Week Feriton: Room 1 has 13 first graders, and 0 second graders. The second graders had a number test Friday and Gary Ziimach, Alvlha Miller artd Barbara Speth had perfect papers. Second graders receiving 100 per cent In spelling Frl^ day were Donald Halnzlnger, <3ary ZumaCh, Yvonne Borchardt, Ivan Welsbrod, Yvonne Stlgman, Barbara Speth, David Householder and Alvlna Miller. Room 2 has 11 third graders, D fourth graders and 6 fifth graders. The following had 100 per cent li? spelling, Friday: Sharon Eigler, , Irvington Church CHICKEN SUPPER Will Be Held Tuesday, Oct. 9 Serving will start at five o'clock Price 65o plate . |oln|6rVlh|^| 6fld ttafls Jeaiflu 5 Seventh gradfefS aiid 1 elgWin If |d» «fs. In Tpelliftl they have ch&seft up Sides id see ^hlch side pts the highef grades over,a, period of twelve weeks. James Mienke is the leader of the Reds, ; and Carole Jane is leader fcf the Blues* Juan« ita Mae Straley wa-s the bnly seventh grades? to have 100 per cent in Spelling" Friday. -_^_. • Towmend Flash tly Air*. :L At; Anderson Have the aged American citizens earned a government ah* huityt They, the pioneer citizens, have given us our great heritage, "America", her great farms, mines, shops, mills,'cities, railroads, "bridges highways, her machines and tools. Yes, even America's great educational school system. Those who are how over 60, and those honored,'dead who before them wrought and laid down their tools have \given us all that we have. Certainly they have earned, at least, a decent retirement when t.hey come to a place in life where they are not required, (nor wanted) In production. . .Let us see that all elderly citizens recteive federal Townsand Plan benefits as an honorable pension, a right of citizenship, and. not on the basis of humiliating need or cold charity. Let us see to it that all American workers are properly Insured against the hazard of unexpected disability and that all small, dependent children, when rendered fatherless through accidents or deaths are properly cared for and made secure through pop- er Insurance benefits of the Townsend Plan.—Adv. Seneca Stars 4-H Club Holds Election Seneca: Wanda Olsen was hostess to the Seneca Stars 4H club at her home Saturday afternoon. Due to the absence 01 the president, Jeanne Wilberg, also the vice president, Donna Jean Cody, both of whom have enrolled as freshmen at Waldorf college, Wanda Olsen was appointed to act as chairman. The business meeting included election of new officers for the ensuing year. Wanda Olsen was elected president; Donna Moore, vice president; Margery Moore, secretary; Shirley Culbertson, treasurer; Donna Classei, reporter; Delores Wilberg, historian and Dorothy Osborn, club photographer. Following the business meeting LaVon Thompson read "The Symbol of 4H Uniform." Wanda Olsen demonstrated proper table etiquette. The meeting closed with the 4H pledge. Planned recreation followed after which lovely refreshments were served by the hostess. Ruth Sanders, who was a guest of the club at this meeting, will be enrolled as a member at the October meeting. Diego, Calif. Bruce is a-1945 grad uate of the Algona high school. No Restrictions On FURNACES Somt Models Available Now Many families will 'be enjoylm • loon that new pre-*ar quality Green Colonial Furnace they've been waiting for. HAVE YOU PLACED YOUR ORDER? If not, do It quickly; the demand If heavier than the Im- v mediate lupply — but you'll. alwayi b: glad you waited for a Green Colonial Furnace. See Ul today. Whether you prefer coal, oil or gat there 1 ! a specially designed Green Colonial Furnace „_„.„. to insure your conuort. B«OWRK» Laing & IHuckey Phone 464 N. Dodge St. Algona. Iowa "A Dollar In Time May Save N . M me If you had the additional capital that a loan from this bank could provide, could you save . . . BY BUYING in larger quantities ... or at off-season prices ... or on a raising market ... or at sacrifice prices for "cash? , BY TAKING Cash Discounts?- ,. BY SECURING labor-saving or more pro- ;,..:^ ductive operating equipment?' •'••'-•"i^ BY REP AIRING or stream-lining your present equipment, fixtures, stock or operating procedures? We know others are saving by borrowing. Let's discuss what you might accomplish.. IOWA STATE BANK 'ALGONA , Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Ralph Miller, President Harold Gllmore, Cashier . i Roy McMahon, Ass't Cashier Livermore Teacher Resigns Bode: Mrs. Harold Johnson has resigned her teaching position in the Livermore school, and soon expects to join her husband, S-Sgt. Johnson, who is now located in Oklahoma, at Oklahoma City. He has just completed a 30- day furlough from overseas service. Merlin Larson Weds Swea City: Merlin Larson and his bride arrived from Minneapolis, Tuesday, to visit his folks here. Mrs. Larson is the former Marjorie Cattral of Clinton, Iowa. The couple were married Sept. 14, in a Methodist church in Minneapolis. Enlists In Marines Bruce J. Shore, son of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Shore, enlisted in the marine corps September 6 at Des Moines and was later sworn in at Omaha. He Is now a private stationed at the boot cswp in Sap "Relax" is the word... Have a Coke ,, .or makings rest refreshing Wartime tension and overtime work wake relaxatiQa doubly important! Whether fishing or spending Sunday on .your pwn porch, there's nothing like ice-cold Goca<Cola to make a brief rest refreshing, Kgep Oo^'Qpfe \ • .. • '' ,'' '-.•"'• V '•• ; : ' : in your refrigerator at home. HWQ 4 Qo^e is the uwtatipn to,- tnjpy • * hflf Ctow Mineral lows

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