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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, October 18, 1945
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fllptta 9 North Bodge Street W. HAGGARD & R. B. WALLER, Publishers feitered as Second Class Matter at the Postoffice .at Algona, Iowa, under act of Congress of March 3, 1879. Issued Weekly. NATIONAL CDITORIAU. two weekly newspapers, appearing oft the same day, ttr the same place, with practically the same news, means merely a duplication of effort by two organisations, and a double expense for the advertisers to adequately cover the territory. Cresco is to be congratulated on the hew program, which will result in greater newspapers, better'cover age and less cost per hundred for advertisers, arid livelier, fresher news for the readers. —R. B. W. AWARDS General Excellence, 2nd, 1940 Best Iowa Weekly, 1933 Natfl Edit. Assfit Awards " in 1936-1938 SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO. One Year, in advance $2 50 Upper Des Moines and Kossuth County Ad-" vance in combination, per year $4.00 S»gle Copies 7 C SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH Oae 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 4.00Q WEEKLY Opinions of Other Editors Editorial By J. \V..Hagg;ard They All Come To Us When They Want Money. Now that it begins to look like both Russia •and England will be given loans of four or five *HIton. dollars each which the United States will itself be obliged to borrow somewhere, before •taming the money over to the two nations to spend as they will, somebody has suggested that at. least in the case of Russia, congress should in- «s4 on knowing how the money is to be spent. Itis thought that we should require assurance that the billions would not be used to revive com- murusm in the United States. Communism was at a low ebb here during the last term of President Roosevelt, and in fact it was abandoned, at least for the time being, and the reds all turned, in and helped elect Roosevelt for his fourth term. Jt sometimes seems that we may be overdoing our guarantee of "free speech" and an uncensored press. As it is now any one with a big mouth sand little brains is allowed to malign the United .States in season and out, so long as he does not .advocate violence against the government. Most anyone with a lead pencil or typewriter is allowed a free hand in circulating lies about our government or its statesmen. It is safe to 'say that Russia would not have tolerated anyone advocating the overthrow of Russian government for a jnoment Now the very country that has denounced "capitalism" comes to the United States for help, thus apparently admitting "capitalism" is more of a success than communism. So far as this writer is concerned, however, we would Sooner have the note of Russia than that of many of the other old world countries, a great jnany of whom are also seeking loans from us. We have no tune for communism, but if Russia likes it that is Che business of Russia. For some years we have been drifting toward a "union labor government," the same as England now has. We *ave not been' asking loans from any socialistic, communistic or "labor" governments, which proves to us that we have -the. most successful kind of .•government in the-world. Let us appreciate it. Frank Jaqua Tells of Old Days. Humboldt Republican: When talking about the low wages of ,the years past, it is well to remember that the wages paid then bought just as many necessities and luxuries as the wages paid today. My father told me that when he was a boy in the early 1800's, back in the big woods of Ohio, he worked for fifty cents a week, and his week's wages would buy homespun clothes and homemade articles equal to what a week's wages today will buy. I went to work in the printing office after I had finished high school and was seventeen years of age, for $2 per" week, and board and clothe myself. The best board in town in those days did not cost $2 per week. Back in 1893 when I purchased the Humboldt Republican I paid my foreman $9 per week, and no overtime. In those days $10 would buy a good blue serge suit—one of the best hand-me-downs on the market. $20 would and did buy a hand-made or tail- or-niade suit. In fact, the $9 per week would purchase as many of the necessities or luxuries of life as $40 will buy today. So you see the big wages paid today are big only in the number of dollars involved. They will buy no more than the smaller wages of the old days. International, Hand-outs. Webster City Freeman: These are rather crazy times, and apparently growing more so right along. One of the notable examples observed recently was Russia's reported demand on Italy the other day. The soviet government calmly asked for $600,000,000 for services rendered. Maybe Stalin thought Uncle Sam would provide the money. He usually does. But now that the wars are over—for the present, at least—and the world and its leading nations are settling down to a more normal existence, American money is hot going to flow so freely. We may still help nations that are doing the best they can to get back on their feet, and can't'quite make it; but it would wreck our own economy and credit to continue our hand-outs on the war-time scale. Cresco Papers Merge _The Howard County Times and the Cresco Plain Dealer have announced a rearrangement of *heir. newspaper setup in Cresco. Effective Oct. 1 She papers will be published jointly. Increased production costs and the need^for a greater equipment layout is given as the reason for the new publishing program at the Howard county seat. This trend is in line with developments fihroughout the en-tire middle west in the larger towns and small cities where the publishing of On the Way to Socialism. Spencer News: We think that Senator Wagner is the prize nut in the United States senate. Now he is promoting the Wagner-Murphy bill to mulct the people of the United States for eight percent (eventually 12 percent) for a glorified social security bill. In this bill he claims all America could have free -medical service with the patients choosing then- doctors and the doctors choosing their patients. Employers would pay one third, employees one third and governement one third. But the government would have to get its third from us so we all would have to pay one half. This is pure socialism and such a proposition should be laughed out of congress the earliest possible moment along with a lot of other screwball ideas. We say "nuts" to all this bunk about doing a lot of things for people who da not want it in the first place. •£ 4* *fr The Road to Ruin. Elmore Eye: The new and better life we are all promised in our postwar world may be costly entertainment. The plan to pay $25 maximum unemployment benefits for 26 weeks might better be called the National Vacation Measure. What would happen at the end of 26 weeks when fhe vacation was over? Would there be a new bill for the next year, on the theory that unlesslt was passed there would then be unemployment? Naturally, the higher the benefits and the longer the period each year for which they are paid, the more difficult it will be to recruit help. Retail stores, garages and many other trades find workers unwilling to accept work, even when thousands are being laid off from war industries. Farm help is almost impossible to get at any price the farmer'can pay, to raise food to sell at a figure demanded by the government. Sooner or later we are all going .to have to get down to earth and work and save, or we will starve. All the hot air to the contrary, government can't take money away from people in taxes to furnish the handouts now proposed. Legalized loafing on the government -payroll will break any nation ultimately. Hal Cowan, who thought he re tired once, several years ago, bit now finds himself called Into «' kinds of business consultation and building problems, was re cefitly called to a building wher they told him they fifed to hav mjore light . . . wanted everything torn apart, so to speak ... Ha looked things over . , . "Why don you wash your windows?" he asked . . . and lo, that was all the place needed. * » * We see where the Old Style Lager team at Fort Dodge is In first place in the bowling league there . . . can't be that Floyd Saunders is on the outfit? * * * J. J. Cosgrovc, Cx-Tltonkan now associated with the Eldora Training School, had no part or connection with the recent "breaks" down there—except one —two of the boys who cleaned his rooms on a dormitory floor, walked off with his best clothes, his check book, and eventually wrote a $50 check on the Security State Bank with his signature, forged. * * * Timmy Harrington is a great early riser ... the other morning he walked into Mrs. Harrington's bedroom and conked her over the head with a wooden mallet he had procured somewhere . . . "time to get up," said Timmy . . . Mrs. Harrington, with a pair of eyes that were seeing double, 'agreed with him. * * * Timmy is also a painter . . . painted the side of the Harrington car with some paint left nearby by decorators. * * * SO SOLLY DEPT.—Last week this paper carried a mention of Major Hall, brother of Walt Hall of the AlgOna Implement Co., and j his plans to join the local organization . . . however, we handed the Major a wife and three children . . . subsequent developments show that the Major does not have a wife and three'children, in fact isn't even married . . . it's Walt who has the children, two of them, and a wife. ... we just can't understand how those things happen! . . . pesky gremlins in the linotype machine, we guess. to get in touch with her at once "I don't go around kissing folks," wrote the girl, "but 1 Just hate to see that sallo* again—this looks like the real thing." j>. s< Later the sailor said It wasn'i the'real thing with -him. ' * * * Maybe the Navy is putting its recruiting emphasis in the wrong place, * * » Eddie DeZellar Is a hard man that fstte <si automata* mm , » Koolhaas, tiMf aflutter,,, fffig Lalng in, getting statistics abdut the came? Midway and tM to keep pace with or to beat Pearl Harbor is A Political Fight (Lino oppy's note: Ha! Ha!) * « * Lt. Al Perry, at the P-O-W camp, ran across Bob Nealy of Burt, the other day . . . both played on the Nebraska U. football team, whe,n Nebraska was having better gridiron fortune. ' * * » STATE OF THE NATION: A Bridegport, Ohio, girl, riding a bus, was kissed by a strange sailor, who left the bus at Hagerstown Md. Coming .out of her swoon later, she wrote to a Hagerstown paper, asking the sailor HONOR PASTOR AT DINNER, SUNDAY Four Corners: There was a dinner Sunday at the community room at Good Hope, welcoming back Rev. and Mrs. R. D. Kitterman for another year. Those attending from this neighborhood were Mr. and Mrs. Otto Harlan and family, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Walker and family, Mrs. Jessie Mitchell, Mr. and Mrs. W. Ray Smith and family, and Mr. and Mrs. Q. A. Bjustrom and family. They were presented with a coffee table. to the punch on a new story. Eddie's latest: A fellow told his Standard Oil boss that he was quiting. "You can't quit," said the boss. "Why you work for the biggest outfit in the country." . "I quit a bigger one," said the employee. "Who's bigger than Standard Oil," asked the boss. "The U. S. Army," came the reply. * + * YOU CAN SAY THAT AGAIN DEPT: (Quote from speech by •Yank Miles at Des Moines public forum): "iF WE PUT FORTH ONE-TENTH THE EFFORT for >eace, that we Have expended for war, we can have peace." * * * Frank, editor of The Iowa Le- Jionaire publication, added that British baiting and Russia razz- ng must be halted just as racial eeling must cease within the ountry." Miles points out that it s during 'periods of hunger and suffering that the people turn to crackpot leaders, who promise the moon, and eventually plunge their nations into war to hold their "places in the sun," It's worth think about. * * * BUI Sharp and Vic Sampson are a couple more of the local boys that it's good to see wearing the "flying eagle." There are dozens more—we'd go crazy trying to record them all at once. * * * UP & DOWN THE DRAG: Mads Christiansen again attending Rotary, with extra war duties dl- surprised the infdrBiatloft we of the WesterJi J3uy«*ir Ih high gear-, as Usual, working up- a big bo«af sale ... fay the waft judging ffpm ottf classified and othef sale ads, the territory should be well stocked with b6ars ., •, . Mat* Woodward <a bit breathless, just thru speeehmaking &t a looal meeting*. . . Del CloiWon stepping from a heavy day into a coffee emporitiffl . . . Will FYfifowtt Jn consultation with 0 F. Peterson •_• • Mrs, Joe L<5w,e, shopping . . . GJara Walker, county recorder, headed for the "postoffitje . . . Edith and Delia Welter, wedged t» ?, Bobth > sipping c6kes with Mrs. Norlne Murchland, and so It goes . AMrs. M. by the way, has Steve home. .,'*** Famous Last Line: True friends, ll ke ivy and the wall, both stand together, and to*ether fall (stolen). * * * P. S. Contributions welcome!, No Restrictions On FURNACES Some Models Available Now Many families will be en joy In* icon that new pre-war quality Green Colonial Furnace they've been waiting for. HAVE YOU PLACED YOUR ORDER? If not, do It quickly; the demand if heavier than th: immediate supply — but you'll always be glad you waited for a Qr^en Colonial Furnace. See ui today. Whether yo % u prefer coal, oil or gas 'there's a specially dc:ianrd Green Colonial Furnace to insure your comfort. „. . •gggfe ^ ^^^.i- •/•••, ^L J'r i' •* Real £state Loans At Reasonable Rates In our 1 modern stosamlihed real estate; loans, the rates are reasonable and the payments suited to ybur incoftie, i » , This plan enables you tojOwn youf home sooner, and with less total cost than the old type of loan. Have a talk with our officers before making commitments, they will take a personal interest in working out an arrangement that will be to your advantage. * i '. "• ' * IOWA STATE BANK LEGION BALLROOM BANCROFT Friday, Oct. 19 Lynn Kerns Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 'Ralph Miller, President Harold Giimore, Cashier McMahon, Ass't Cashier Tuesday, Oct. 23 Ole Olscn—Return engagement by popular request. Friday, Oct. 26 Al Menke Easy way to earn' MONEY FOR CHRISTMAS BLOWERS By Clark Orton To the Editor: If John Chamberlin, in his recent "sensational Magazine Article," reprinted from Life Magazine in last Sunday Des Moines Hegister, had, in place of referring to Kipling's .Rir.essional, quoted Lord Byron's Waterloo; with its "Sound or revelry by night" in Hawaii's capitol; •where "The lamps shown on fair women and fcrava men." he, at least, would have had a simile 1C not a more appropriate "moral" and also struck nearer the 'heart of the Pearl Harbor disaster. The entire article reeks with political propaganda, implications and inuendo and are an insult to the intelligence, as a political issue, to any hon<est republican. It is easy to see that three-fourths of the article is a direct and vicious smear to the memory of our late beloved president, in an attempt to touild up and make a hero out of his defeated ad- wersary for the next presidential election. Mr Chamberlin writes: "The political impact of such a charge, if supported by the evidence of tfie corie-cracking, would have been terrific and might have landed Dewey in the White House." Again: "After wrestling with his conscience for a long time, Dewey decided to follow (Gen.) deorge Marshall whom he regarded as an utterly truthful and honorable man." Such stuff and nonsense! Mr. Chamberlin well knows, as Mr. Dewey and Robert Brownell Sinew; that if the United States had cracked the secret Japanese code and they for political expediency had made that fact public and thereby endangered; not only the lives of our boys fighting on land and sea in the Pacific, but also the probable outcome of the Japanese war; the most conservative republican would have dammed them to perdition. -Their names would have gone down in history along side of Benedict Arnold and the traitor Quisling. From Mr. Dewey's record in the 1944 campaign; I gained the impression that there was nothing he wouldn't do, or say, to defeat Mr Roosevelt—but not that. He hardly needed to "Wrestle with his conscience." The real object of this article is not to express my disagreement with Mr. Chamberlin's booming Mr. Dewey far president in 1948, but to call the attention of the Congressional Committee, investigating the Pearl Harbor disaster to the fact that: "We the People" would like to know when they make their report; just how it happened that so important a milr'.iry secret, upon which the very lives of our boys fighting in the Japanese war, depended, became public property to be used as a political football in the 1944 presidental election? Would it not be proper to subpoena Mr. Dewey and Mr. Robert Brownell and have them explain just where they got that information?—Clark Orton. Viriril Wilson Home. Virgil Wilson arrived by bus Tuesday night and was met by his sister Mrs. Ed Rich. Virgil has his honorable discharge. He left France the 19th of Sept., and has been traveling since that time to reach home. The Richs took him to Whittemore the same evening to his mother's Mrs. Minnie Wilson. Jaqua is for U. S. Taxpayers First Humboldt Republican A political writer in answering a criticism of She proposal for a gift of five billion dollars to Sfaglana, recently stated that if we did not, out of "our. abundant resources" help England and thus avoid a communistic or socialistic state in Europe we would be sorry for it. Tiiis is no attempt to belittle or object to aid to England, though the wisdom of the amount of aid given may be in question, but it is an objection to the term "bur abundant resources." Do we have abundant resources? According to the United States Department of Commerce the public debt at the end of 1943 was above two hundred and seventy-three billion dollars. At the present time it is above three hundred billion dollars. Afrthat time the private debt was one hundred and eleven billion dollars. This does not inclUle the formj of debt owod •fcy the cilivians whiclvTs an immense sum. Our interest on the national .debt alone will run close to six billion dollars annually. Add this i» the state, municipal, private and all other sorts •Of. debt and you have a staggering whole. It cranes very close to eating up the production of )i&e nation that is available after the costs of living' and reconstruction or depreciation-are met. "Our abundant resources" then are a matter ,«f speculation Instead of fact. To be sure we have abundant resources, but they are already hampered and covered with debt tjja an extent where it is worth while to see just %ow much more we can stand before we, with Europe, sink into socialism, bolshevism or com- This is not indicating that we should not as far as possible, help our unfortunate neighbors. But it is a fact that we are on the "ragged edge" of bankruptcy ourselves and need to have a care how we add to the already burdened taxpayers of our nation. So far as our international obligations are concerned, we have none. Stalin and Churchill have both publicly stated that without United States production the war would have been lost to Germany. Then we stand as having saved Europe, Asia, Africa and the rest of oppression. The obligations lie on our allies. But self interest dictates that we help where we can. Then we have to qonsider the needs of those who ask. , Britain wants five billion dollars. That • indicates that she is in dire straits. And still the Londan admirality stated that she is going ahead with the construction of one hundred and seven war ships. The order comprises a battleship, sixteen carriers including a duplicate of our forty- five thousand ton super-carriers, ten cruisers and about eighty destroyers. The Chicago Tribune said in a recent editorial that the Economist of London stated that four out of five British war workers are still employed making munitions. England, we see, is taking not chance on the future, and is asking us to furnish the wherewith for the things 'she wants. That is established British policy, and it is a good policy. We need some of it in America, misleading to say the least On 'the whole it r But the term "our abundant resources" Is lalse. We have abundant resources it is true, but they are so tied down by debt and extravagance that they are almost helpless. Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Cooper of Algona called Sunday afternoon at their daughters home, Mrs. Roy Lee. Mary Joyce Rich, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Rich, has been home of late. She is suffering with quinsy. Phyllis Rich, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Rich, who is a cadet nurse at Des Moines was home over the week end. Mrs Ida Nickerson accompanied her daughter Mrs. Louis Lowman of Fenton to the Lowman home last week Thursday for a visit Mr. and Mrs. Art Alexander and family and Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Alexander and family were Sunday dinner guests at the N. J Alexander home. Due to ill health, Mrs. Edith Rich has giVen up housekeeping Her furniture was moved out of her apartment on East Lucas Street, Algona, last week, Mrs. Rhoda Dunn, Mrs. Nettie Rich and-Earl Rich called at the Ed Rich and John Sabin homes Sunday afternoon. Mrs. Violet Walker also called at the John Sabin home Sunday afternoon. Sunday, Oct. 14, was Mrs. Earl Cooper's birthday. Her sisters and brothers gathered at the Albert Walker home that evening to help her celebrate the occasion. Mrs. Cooper was the former Helen Walker. Mr. and Mrs. Earl .Robinson and daughter Darlene of Spirit Lake visited Tuesday afternoon of last week and spent the night at the C. N. Robinson home. 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