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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, October 4, 1945
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ftgotta Upper ©eg Jttoine* 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. AWARDS General Excellence, 2nd, 1940 Best Iowa Weekly, 1933 Na« Edit. Assfn Awards in 1936-1938 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 subscription less than 6 months. ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per inch 42c CIRCULATION—OVER 4,000 WEEKLY Editorial By J. W. Haggard Perhaps Presidents Are Human It is possible that we have been mistaken in President Truman? While both democrats and republicans have had only good words for the Missouri democrat who landed in the White House against his will, it seems that he is bearing up rather well under the ordeal, or at least that "bad man" columnist, Drew Pearson, has caught the president relaxing in a manner that may make the WCTUers, the Anti Saloon leaguers and other purists, sit up and take notice. It seems that the big wigs of the democrat party held a picnic on Jefferson Island last week-end. The president mingled with the 200 congressmen, cabinet members and politicians of his party, and of course was "the belle of the ball" and enjoyed himself to the limit. Notes were Compared regarding how the Russians liked the picture recently published in Time magazine showing Jo Stalin between a cabaret singers' legs. Marshal Zhukov, great Russian general, said that an editor in Russia would be shot for such a publication, and all of the big democrats agreed that they were glad that they were living in the land of the free. But what we started out to say was that President Truman's mouth watered when the games began and—but let Drew Pearson tell the story. President Truman watched games of horseshoe, bridge and poker . . . "How about joining us?" invited Secretary of Agriculture Anderson. "No", replied 'the president,, "that's an intellectual game. I was hoping to play some poker, but I'm 'going to pitch some horsehoes" . . . Chief horseshoe pitchers were Steve Early, former secretary to Roosevelt; George Skouras, 20th Century Fox movie mogul; Insurance Mogul George Allen, a friend of Truman's, and Senator Warren Magnuson of Washington. On Saturday night, Truman sat down at poker with his secretary of the treasury, Judge Fred Vinson, who won heavily. Truman was reputed to have lost $310. Afterward he had a good time kidding Secretary Vinson. "I'm going to have his income tax return checked to make sure he reports his winnings," the president wisecracked . . . Next night, the president won his money back again— •and then some. IRemember how all of us good people shuddered when the late President Roosevelt, last fall while in the voting booth indignanty remarked when' the voting machine balked, "The G—D— thing won't work." Perhaps presidents after all are human like other people. And then there was President Grant whose brand pf whiskey was commended by President Lincoln. My, my. Italy Still Wants To Fight Last week the news from Italy was that civil 'war threatened there between the "Rightists" and •the "Leftists", whatever that may mean. We 'suppose of course that it means conservatives and liberals. It seems that the Socialists and the Communists have ganged up on the Conservatives and are determined to rule or ruin the country, which is now pretty well devastated. Business men, landowners, clerics and aristocrats, who make up the "Right" are convinced that the Communists with Russian help will implant a Marxist dictatorship in Italy soon alter the American and British armies leave. Many industrial companies are selling out to British and American investors who still may think the^e is a chance that the country may be stabilized. It is said that Italy now has a well armed sccre militia led by Monarchist army officers who are ready to I'ight to prevent anything resembling a Marxist dictatorship in Italy. Prince Umberlo himself is supposed to be backing this faction. The two factions have been supplied in some manner with arms that have originated with the British and American governments. Less than halt the arms supplied the Italians have been surrendered. A great majority of such arms—and they include cannons and armored cars—are now in the hands of the communist party in Italy. On the face of it civil war is impending as soon at least as the allied armies withdraw from the country. At the same time that this devastated war torn country seems to want some more war, they are seeking and receiving immense quantities of food from the United States to keep them from starving. This is one of the pet peeves of many Americans and causes isolationism here. If these dagoes are still anxious to fight, let them fight, but they should be starved down until they would be unable to carry the gufts thathave been ftirh* Ish by us. Must we go oft rationing our people here in the United States for the sake 4 of feeding ungrateful Europeans? Our soldiers how ifi Italy should immediately see to 'It that our arms and ammunition be returned to us and:stop all food supplies until peace in Italy is indeed a fact. What's The Matter With Union Labor? American union labor Is a potent force, but it represents comparatively a small segment of the total American public. Yet, American labor today, is Staging an industrial war that is going to either definitely Increase general, • all-around living costs, If successful, or undo the deserved gains made by labor in the past. The slogan seems to be: "Wartime wages at peacetime hours." Certainly labor is aware of one basic fact. If the cost of production rises, the increased cost is merely passed on to the general public. If the general public has to pay more, other lines of business have to charge more for their own commodities. Any increase in production costs are •costs that are merely passed on to the ultimate consumer. A million or two striking labor union members, if successful, can succeed In raising the cost of living for practically the whole of America. Union labor in the past offers a lot to be said in its favor. Unionism has brought about better wages, better working conditions, and the right of organized labor to discuss matters pertaining to its own Interest with managment, or capital if you prefer. That is-as it should be. But the spectacle of labor, which waxed extremely fat during the war, throwing the whole machinery of reconversion out of .line, is not a pleasant one. Nobody is trying to cut union wages, but the union boldly wants wage increases either in the form of the same pay for less hours, or greater pay per hour for the same hours. This newspaper believes in a fair and square deal for labor—or the working man, to put it another way—but cannot see how the present tactics of labor is going to do anything but either raise the entire cost of living to everyone, including the union man, or to give labor a permanent black eye with the general, peace-loving public. Labor leaders today are not/of the same stripe as leaders of 10 or 15 years ago. In fact in a good many cases today, the union leaders have seldom ever worked .themselves in the trades they represent. They have wormed their way in, on a wave of war emergencies that flooded industrial centers with new, raw, illiterate labor in many cases, and are now waging a personal war to establish their own power for a lifetime. They are, in some cases, a disgrace to the worthy cause of American labor, and are not, by a standard of comparison, credits to the organizations that they represent. Labor needs to have a good housecleaning, from within. In the meantime, ftie other 128,000,000 or so Americans are taking the gaff. —R. B. W. Opinions of Other Editors Spencer Times: The reluctancy of the Army cut down rapidly from its wartime strength is raising the wrath of Congress and business leaders throughout the United States. News dispatches from Washington state that about nme- tenths of the mail pouring into Congressmen are from those trying to get out of uniform back to a normal way of life. • It is a serious offense under military law for a soldier to even critciize army procedure in writing, especially to a Congressman. But evidently with the war over those who remain in the army are not concerned too much with what might be dealt with severely during war-time. We believe the Army officialdome is erring in its discharge procedure for by holding men in the army needlessly it is only calling attention to its cumbersome and inefficient ways. Congress is becoming aroused and the last thing that the Army wants to bring upon itself is a thorough investigation by Congress. For if this were ever done the general structure might be revised and "brass-hats" would soon find their pampered lire of ease and luxury being reduced to that of an ordinary American citizen. Creston News-Advertiser: And another Iowa editor suggests that the way Truman is acting and talking about streamlining the federal government, and doing away with bureaucracy, well have to take a second look to be sure that it is not a Republican in the White House. No, there is no Republican trade mark on it at all, and Truman Hasn't a drop of Republican blood in his body. All he has done or promised to do so far, amounts to simply sound Americanism, and government by democracy and that policy is common to both real Republicans and real Democrats. What we can be sure of, without taking any second look, is that there is neither a Communist nor Socialist in the White House. ff> ffi ffi Ray Sperbeck in Swea City Herald: Brother Bill Haggard of the Upper Des Moines voices disapproval of this business of paying $25 to $30 a week unemployment compensation. With all the work there is to do in the country Bill figures a man who would accept a salary from the government should be branded a loafer and an undesirable citizen." In this connection we were truly shocked the other day when we were told that "oh, the government will take care of us," was the alleged reply of a young woman in this community who was being chided because of her careless spending. Moreover, when asked where the government would get the money she said "from you people who make a lot and save your money." Good grief! If this kind of thinking is going on to any great degree among the younger generation it's high time to call a halt. If it keeps on, sooner or later, and perhaps sooner -than we think, we shall become a nation of no-good bums. Humboldt Republican: It has been stated that unless we feed Europe she will go Communistic There may be some element of truth in the statement, but if we continue to spend more than we earn we will also go Communistic. There is a lurking suspicion in the minds of many thinking men that there is an element in this country that would like to drive the country into bankruptcy so that a dictator would be accepted and he would establish Communistic principles here. Wanted: Some Teeth Grinnell Herald Register In connection with the announced plan of the United Automobile Workers to demand a 30 per cent wage increase throughout the auto industry wTn^tfthe following paragraph t««*.th* P«*« dispatch: "The U. A. W. expressed its mdepend; «ce of the WLB in a statement by Thomas (presi dent of the union) that WLB verdicts as far as twi are concerned, would be accepted only for minor pay increases." In case you don't know it, WLB stands for •war labor board. The same news story announced that the Ford Motor company had been forced to shut down, off 50,000 employees on the ground that liSg and unauthorized" strikes were cutting the supply of necessary parts. uting cause seems to have been an e strike in a Detroit plant which sup- brake drums and wheels for Ford. The erV were protesting a WLB order which up- the company's dismissal of four men for g &Q foremenHScidentally, nine others reinstated. We mention these two incidents because they have raised the question in our mind as to the efficacy of the war labor board as at present constituted. If unions can openly flout the directives of the board what is the use of having such a board? At least, if you are going to have it, it ought to have a few teeth. , Every time a war labor board directive is flouted, the board loses that much "face", to borrow an expression from our late Japanese enemies. We recognize that the whole matter of labor relations constitutes a delicate question and we also recognize that we are no authority but it has seemed to us for a long time that a war labor board without'authority to enforce }ts rulings was an anomaly which could only exist in a democracy like ours. We recognize that v/e are groping our way through troubled and uncharted seas. Undoubtedly some time we will find a compass. Until we do we feel strongly that there should be some way of controlling these wildcat strike which can well be so crippling to ail attempts at reconver- sion to normal industry. » of the modern puzzles of {jne or uie moaern puzzies 01 J.IKJ B»> »«ru«»j uu» iieia a transportation hereabouts, eon* benefit carnival, recently netted ' ' Ul. niio*"-'.!. »MK»V*« .•**» v «« un .» , --.. WC**CAJ.*> •-»*•«*» ***( A»-\,Ci*VA^ cerns the Milwaukee's high speed, the grand total of $11.60 »,»„„. dlesel-engined meat trains , ., one ... in talking matters over after- streaks across Kossuth the middle ward, one member suggested that of the morning, and the other just the husbands be Invited, next • • - .,.-.- ... time ... "Lord ho," replied a club sister, "if they come we'll only late enough in the eveniilg to inform you It's time to get the kids to bed, if they haven't already gone . . . Janet Zerfass has a ritual that is worth'repeating . . . on a recent visit here, becoming acquainted with the meat train's schedule, every time she heard the diesel give a crossing warning, she would say: "Allah! Allah! There goes the meat train. Where It, comes front, nobody knows. Where it goes, nobody knows. But, Allah! Allah! There goes the meat train." * * * HOOEY OF THE WEEK: (Contributed by a friend of long standing, now on Saipan-. Saipan, M. I.—"Release of guys from the, armed forces on Saipan has constituted no problem whatsoever. So much in love with this 5x18 solid rock are the G. I's. that when re-enlistments were offered, as one man the dopes on this strictly-from-hunger Jungle Paradise rushed to the personnel office, and—here's where we fool you—threw the whole works in the ocean." * * * He added comment to the effect that lo, these frightful years, the Navy lived aboard floating pal-' aces, tee, cream thrice-weekly, putting in at a port occasionally to ask the Army how the war was going, and on top of that hauling cargoes of "C" rations to the Army. O death! Where is thy sting? * * » Virginia Mlsbach's small son, Scott, aged 1%, is in the doghouse. Scott, in rambles about the Misbach domicle, chanced upon some Chanel No. 5-(which we find is rare and expensive stuff), and proceeded to dump out the bottle. The Chanel was a gift of hubby Lt. Lawrence, still overseas. We imagine Scott might have received a little warmth on his little p °- po - * , * • • ; A local attorney was visited by a young lady who desired information about a trip across a state line, with a young man not her husband. She explained that she had been told dire legal results might follow such a maneuver. The attorney explained: "It's only if you do something wrong that the law objects, and you don't have to go over the state line to do that." * * * SIGN OF THE TIMES: Young lady clerk, in local soft drink emporium, asked to prepare hot chocolate, saying, "Do you HAVE to have it?" * * * The high school band now has a regular, male instructor. But for some time past, Mrs. Thais Buegh- ley of the school faculty, handled that assignment as well as being the vocal tea'cher. • In addition, Mrs. Bueghley found time to act as choir director for the local Presbyterian church, and not so long ago became the mother of twins. Now that's what we call taking a fair share of the world's burdens. * » * In fact it's the women who really did the "carrying on" In a good many homes during World War II. * * * Our scouts report that Josh Blossom has been named as president or Lord High Potentatf and Chief Striper of the Pin Stripe Club. Only wearers of grey pin stripe suits are eligible. The fat swdrtty thai Held a EUBLCl. 41 net $5.25." ; » .* * ... Doc Crete nifty have changed cigars, sometime during the war period, but he hasn't changed ihe angle, chewed up appearance, of expressive gestures of the jilece of tobacco ' one bit. * * * Just about an hour or two after the paper started to roll, last week, who walked in but John Bormann of Rlverdale twp. Now in this column last week we inquired where he was keeping himself. So you see the power of the press is'terrific. SOONER OR * LATER ALL Mrs. Svernson, Bode, Has ,76th Birthday Bode: Mrs. Ingeborg Svenson of Bode celebrated her 76th birthday with 'a party Saturday afternoon at her home. Twenty-five relatives and friends attended and it the close of the afternoon re- reshments, brought by the guests vero served. Out-of-town guests at the par- y included Mrs. Svenson's broth 7 r, Martin Ostrem and his three aughters, Mrs. James Woods, VIrs. Walter McLaughlin and Mrs. /ilda Ustrud and her daughter Connie Ustrud, all of Ottawa, 111., VTrs. Svenson's niece Mrs. Erick Jruda also of Ottawa, and her two Teat grandchildren, Mrs. George . Nielsen II of Davenport, Iowa, and Mrs. Edward J. Bollhoefer of owa City, Iowa. Ruth Opheim, Bode, Weds In Des Moines Bode: Married September 10 in Des Moines, Miss Ruth Opheim, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Opheim of Bode, became the bride of Duane Engles, MM 2-c, USNR, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Engles of Vincent. Mrs. Engles is a graduate of the Bode high school, and at the present time is employed in Des Moines. Duane Engles has been in service since 1942. At conclusion of his leave he will return to Norfolk, Virginia. GOOD MEN GET THEIR, JUST AWARDS: Clark Bennett, just home from the Marine Corps with a discharge, informs us that last week's paper referred to him as "an officer". Clark says, "I went in as a private- and came out as a private." Too bad we .had to advance Clark after it was all over. * * » Remember Bob Burlingame, WHO news editor, Who departed from the airways in Iowa several years ago? Well, Bob has been In Sydney, Australia, where he was in charge of OWI's radio station and programs. He should be home soon. * * * And speaking of OWI, it received mostly kicks on the home front Jrom the daily press during the war, but' its most potent features have probably been overlooked. Warfare, today, takes two turns, one the tactics and strategy of a military nature, and secondly, the psychological warfare angle. OWI and the Office of Strategic Service teamed up .to attack on the latter front, via radio channels, leaflets from planes, through underground sources. We merely applied some of Hitler's early tac- ticts of "boring from within." OWI was not all wasted effort. * * » 1 Which also brings to mind the fact that most daily papers of a metropolitan origin, today present an array of news that does an excellent job of confusing the general public. To read a big daily is to experience a distinct letdown feeling. Labor troubles, political strife, petty bickering between military groups or between the military and administrative civilians, all these, if worth the prominence they receive, indicate a not very pleasing picture of conditions In our own U. S. family. * » * And sometimes, as we scan the stuff, we have a suspicion that certain groups, for certain selfish purposes, are deliberately playing up all controversial subjects possible. • ' ^ * * * ORCHIDS OF THE WEE"*r 1—To the V. F. W. and American Legion for jointly sponsoring a free dance for veterans, this evening, Oct. 4. 2—To the Lions Club, for sit- ing down and definitely planning a program of club and community projects to be tackled. * • * *• . The final blow to the people of Berlin must have been the march down the. Wilhelmstrasse of the Scottish bagpipe -corps, as pictured in a news reel at the Call, last week. The bagpipe is sort of a Scotch buzz-bomb, without the explosion. * * * •Famous Last Line; Give^me a couple cartons. sot H ,.:•'Farmers'fe _.„..,_. . .... ... Should 0 ' ke'efi in 'lilttd thff f ollo^iflg facts ott the Fatm»SuM6rt P16* gram f of Soybeans for 1946* Says Robert L6sS. GhatfiMfl of tW6 Ag* rlcultufal Conservation Commit* The base support price'to ail farmers will be $2.04 per net bushel for green and yellow 1 soybeans grading U. S. No. 2 with mblsture content of 14% -delivered by farmers to a country elevator, processing plant or other normal delivery point, (Base support price on 1944 crop soybeans was $2.04.) Because price generally must be supported at about 90 percent of parity it Is necessary to establish support prices for some of the more urgently needed commodities at levels considerably above parity in order to assure prices attractive enough to obtain the necessary shifts in production. The 1942 "support price on soybeans was 105 percent of the comparable price compared to 125 percent for the 1944 crop. Support price programs are carried out through purchase of commodities for military and other governmental uses, Including purchases for the school lunch program and other •distribution programs; or through loans, purchases and other operations conducted by the Commodity Credit Corporation. Support prices for crops grown and harvested in 1945 .extend through June 30, 1948. Prices must be supported for a period extending until 2 years after the January 1 following the date ort which the President or Congress proclaim hostilities to have ended. Mr. and Mrs. Russel Walker and children were Monday night supper guests at the Lawrence Kirsch home. Insulate Now! For A Johns-Manville Blown Home Insulation Estimate Call 767 , Wormhoudt Home Insulation Co. DEL LEANEAOH Local Representative 44tf No Restrictions On Some Models Available Now Maiir familtci will be enjoying loon that new pre-war quality Qreen Colonial Fumacff they've been waiting for. HAVE YOU PLACED YOUR ORDER? 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