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'^"f^^K-Kvf-t'^^^'f'jfysK'lrffm&f^ 9 North Dodge street & W. HAGGARD 6t R, B. WALLER, Publishers Entered as Second Class Matter at the Postofflce It.Algona, Iowa, under act of Congress of March 3, 187B. Issued Weekly. NATIO 151 AWARDS General Excellence, 2nd, 1940 Best Iowa Weekly, 1933 Nafl Edit. AssTn, Awards in 1936-1938 SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN XOSSUTH CO. One Year, in advance $2.50 Upper Des Moines and Kossuth County Advance in combination, per year a $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 Displpy Advertising, per inch 42c CIRCULATION—OVER 4,000 WEEKLY ehed to find himself surrounded by fire arid smoke and was heard t6 remark, "this Is ne% juSt as t expected." Editor A. L. Frisbie confesses that this story has been his standby feif years when called upon to make an impromptu spfeeh. He says that it is his eonclusiort that the boys thought of the Eldbra school as a hell on earth and didn't want to be caught there when the last trumpet sounded. However, the editor does not believe that this attitude is justified now, however it might have been in the past, and thinks that the state of Iowa having been aroused to consciousness that something has been wrong at the school is taking steps to make it what is should be, a reformatory school in place of merely a place of detention for boys who have gone wrong. <w#U*sfe>i*i**^^ Editorial By J. W. Haggard Boys Coming Home at.Rapid Rate It was only a few weeks ago that there was a great hubbub and outcry about the slow demobilization of service men and it was blamed on high army and navy officials who were supposed to be intent on keeping both the army and navy on a wartime footing as long as they could, partly for tfieir. own aggrandizement and desire for power. Now the situation has changed and it is feared by some that we arc demobilizing loo fast, and the rapid release of the boys in service will endanger cue peace plans. Qur great fighting machine is said to be viewed by other countries as the most powerful force ever created to influence the world toward lasting peace and these countries see in our rapid demobilization a threat to the peace so much desired. However, this seems to us as being rath- er.far fetched. Those favoring universal military .training think that universal training of our young men would go a long way to reassure other countries, that the United States means business this time, and will back up their stand for peace by .force if necessary. Service men are being released faster than Gen.. Marshall had planned and 600,00 soldiers were discharged in September compared with Marshall's estimate of 450,000. October discharges are expected to reach 900,000 against the •700,000 estimate, and the rate thereafter will be 1,000,000 a month, compared with the 750,000 pledged. So far as this writer is concerned it looks as though the faster the boys are returnde to civil •life the better, of course allowing for a sufficient Ibrce to remain in Germany and Japan to enforce orders .of our. military men. Just how large rce for this purpose must of course be left to judgment of our generals in command, and '. are on the. ground. The quicker the rest of boys .are returned home the better, and it be- to look like that is just what is happening .now. * * * * In regard to universal military training the tHought of many of us humble citizens is that it is a splendid thing- both physically and mentally for our young men, and never harmed any one. At tHe. same time there would seem to be a middle course that might be of as much or more value tlian enforced training. Every institution of higher^ learning in the country should be required to manitain a military training course and those students who desired such a course would be allowed to join. It would attract the best young men And the country would soon have a well trained Soft of its most intelligent young men who would ibe ready for war at the drop of a hat. Down at SSau Aatoruo, Texas, for several years we witness- fid the training and parades of students at the Jefferson High School and noted the boys gradu- ^aSif growing into well trained soldiers. These name boys were ready and did join up with the United States arm in the big war just ended. San - Antonio is the headquaters of the southern army -district, where for years Gen. Pershing was in t command of Ft Sam Houston and he and members i of Ihis etaff took pride in training the school boys all little if any cost to the schools. Such a set-up Ml over the country would soon provide us with fin. army of young men that would be benefitted •by the training and be ready for war at any time. Persecuting the Roosevelts. Some people seem to figure 'that the attempt is being made to show the late president Roosevelt up in an unfavorable light in the investigation of the Pearl Harbor affair, and sometimes it looks as though tehy were right. Politics is like that, but it would seem that an attempt to besmirch the name of the late president at this late day would be beneath even the lowest politician. Just how it would do the republicans any_good in the next campaign it is hard to see. It is said that a group of republican senator sand representatives are secretly trying to get ammunition for the next campaign. Besides the defamation of the late president, they think that the business activities of the president's son Elliott may be used in the coming campaign. The son James is also said to be under fire, as well as Mrs. Roosevelt herself. None of the active defamers will admit anything, but it is well known in Washington. Although it is a republican project it is known that a number of prominent democrats and Roosevelt "haters" are joining in the nefarious plot with Jesse Jones and anti-Roosevelt Texans taking an active part. It would look to us that now that the Roosevelt family are out of the picture and are no longer public characters it would only be common decency to cease the villification of the family. The stories about the Roosevelts are rather flimsy it appears. Jimmy is charged with black-jacking numerous big firms into buying insurance of him when he was in the insurance business. The charge against Mrs. Roosevelt will be that she became a member of the board of directors of the insurance firm, Roosevelt & Sargent, when her son went into the military service, in order to prevent disclosures of his deals. It begins to look like persecution and will never do the republicans and sore democrats any good as a campaign issue. In fact it would be liable to hurt them, as the Roosevelts are not at issue niw. Opinions of Other Editors Escaping Elclora Boys Feared End of World The latest explanation we have heard of the boys down at the Eldora Reform School being anxious to get out and away from there was that believing that the end of the world was at hand they thought they would be forever condemned it caught nt such u place and in the company of so many "bad boys'. The end of the world had been predicted just before hte boys made their break by some "nutty" preacher in California, v?hu was presumably trying to get his name in the papers. This has rcmiir.led Editor A. L. Frisbie of the G'rinncUl Herald-Register of the old story of the man who was persuaded that the world was going fa end on a certain day, and was £.') sure of it that he sold his pruperty, donned his ascension robes anrd mounted to the top of the hay stack in order to be nearer heaven when the angel Gabriel put in fiis appearance. He became tired of waiting and finally went to sleep. Some of his unregenerate neighbors, who had not been impressed by the prophesy thought that a realistic touch might be given to the affair if a fire symbolizing the fires of. hell was added and they set fire to the hay stack. The believer in the prophesy was awak- §25 Weekly for Doing Nothing Northwood Anchor: What do you make of this, Watson? The President of the United States putting the screws on Congress to reconsider and put into law a proposal to guarantee unemployed persons twenty-six $25 weekly payments for doing nothing, while, at the time of the President's urging strikers were keeping approximately 325,000 people from work. Soldiers Not Used to High Wages Humboldt Republican: They say that the war workers do not take kindly to peace-time or private industry jobs. When a person has been dragging down from seventy cents to $1.50 per hour with time and a half for overtime, and with retsaurants, snack tables, bath facilities and're- creation centers at hand, it is a big step down to take a job 'at fifty cents an hour for unskilled workers, and eat and sleep and take your shower in your own home. However, it's the difference between reaching into the taxpayer's pockets for your pay, or getting it from the sale of what you produce. It is our prediction that the men in the service will be very happy to be home, but the war workers will find it a hard road. Great Events in Past Months Webster City Freeman: Speaking of great events crowding thick and fast in world history, there is probably no recorded span that can compete with the past four months. These are dates to remember: April 12, President Roosevelt died- April 25, delegates from 46 countries met at San Franciso to devise machinery making another war impossible; April 28, Mussolini was assassinated; May 1, Adolf Plitler reported to have perished in Berlin; May 7, Germany signed unconditional surrender; May 13, an all-out air, naval assault on the Japanese islands began; June 22, Okinawa, front door to Japan, fell to American forces- June 20, San Francisco conference completed the world •charter; July 17 Big Three conference met in Berlin; July 26, Churchill was defeated and Labor took over in England; Aug. 2, the plan for controlling Germany was outlined; Aug. 6, President Truman announced the use of the first atomic bomb; Aug. 8, Russia went to war with Japan and Aug. 10, Japan sued for peace. Any one of these dates can bid for a place in world history. Encompassed in a period of four months, they exceed anything in the French- Revolution-Napoleonic decades, the conquests of Die Cuesars or any other era palpitant with fast- moving historical events. National Vacation Measure Eldon Star-News: The new and better life we arc 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 Natioal Vacation measure. What would happen at the end of 26 weeks when the vacation was over? Would there be a new bill for the next year, on the theory that unless it 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. Soner 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 the people in taxes to furnish the handouts now proposed. Legalized loafing on the government payroll will break any nation ultimately. Experts Have Poor Judgment Fairmont Sentinal The Milwaukee Journal has been doing an interesting job of research into what some of the experts and authorities were saying just before and flisrt of ter America was attacked by Japan. These .^potations speak for themselves. George Fielding Eliot, the military analyst, jit the September, 1938, American Mercury, said: •"A. Japanese attack on Hawaii is a strategical impossibility." •Martin Dies said in June 24, 1941: "In my judgment Hitler will be in control of Russia in flbout 30 days." father Charles E. Coughlin, on Jan. 8, 1942, said: "We lack the guns, tanks, planes, ammuni- without which an army can be slaughtered Shteep. We have not the ships to transport a army." Senator Burton K. Wheeler was suggesting, ?, 1941, that he might modify his extreme "if somebody could show me how we . win this war by getting into it; but I have «ot yet hees aate to find 9 single man in the army or navy who says we could win." Charles A. Lindbergh said, April 7, 1941: "This war is lost. It is not within our power to win the war for England, even though we throw the entire resources of our nation into the conr flict." Karl H. von Wiegaud, of the Hearst press, wrote, June 23, 1941: "Win or lose the war, the Stalin regime is fairly certain to go." Hamilton Fish said, Oct. 1, 1940: "No one in Japan really wants war with the United States." Herbert Hoover asked on June 29, 1941: "Does any sane person believe that by military means we can defeat two-thirds of the military power of the whole world in even years and years? It would be a children's crusade." And former Governor Philip LaFollette, of Wisconsin, said June 6, 1941: "Nothing that Britain can now do can j)ull the chestnuts out of the fire. It matters nothing to America which group controls Europe, be it England or Germany." St. Paul Pioneer Press. We note that Rosalie Swansttn wears a first class signalman lift signia on a Navy blue outfit sh< has . . . the insigniaMs the rea thing, and must have been donat ed by a boha fide signalman. * * * •,: Two local men who-*-beMeve I or not—have been confused with somebody else are Chet Williams who is sometimes called "Mr Hub", and Hugh" Post, who frequently Is asked if he is "Hagg Post." *• * * One local housewife, we understand, has placed hubby on a point system . . . when he gets enough he can have the evening off ... points are earned by raking leaves, do- in? dishes, bringing home groceries and what not , . , this is not mentioned as something others should follow, but merely for its news value ... this column has a distinctly masculine point of view. * * * A Pullman conductor found red lantern hanging on a lower berth so he looked up the porter (George, no doubt) and asked him about it. "Well suh," said George, "Rule numbah 23 in mah book sez that you hangs up a red lantern when de reah end ob de sleeper am exposed." .*,**• The fish recently caught by Nell Linnan was .tagged . . . the' tag was sent in to Wisconsin fisheries . . . came word that the muskie proved to be eight years old. * * » John Haggard says that home remedies are out, from here on in, after self-treatment for a little foot itch ... he was able to walk again after four or five days. * * * Add to things not changed— the individual touch to the piano given by Theo Herbst. * * * BACK TO NORMAL DEPT. Headline in paper: "GIRL WELDERS ARE RETURNING TO BEAUTY SHOPS." * * * If all the chlselers and cheats' in this past war were laid end, to end—it would be a mighty good thing. * * » Ed Shackicfor'el, Who sometimes does a bit of storm and screen window changing, is watching the postwar era with great interest . . . especially the new development in homes which prescribe a double window, air space between, that eliminates screen and storm windows, frost on the windows, etc. says one of our south Kossuth subscribers: TNobody loves a flat man." : - • * * « '• \ tf your bldod pressure is daji« gerously high* donH read this Seems an ex housegirl here, during the wfir went west and became a "machinist's assistant" .. . now that he war is over, she is back, but with dozen's of jobs open, she refuses' to take any for Which she is qualified—the pay is too low ... so she Is drawing $'10 a week "government unemployment compensation." * * * One of the worst features of the past war is something very few have publicly admitted . . > it has created the greatest group of loafers, Idlers, wastrels and humbugs in the nation's history ... as well as many who have a newer, deeper, lifelong appreciation of what it means to be an American. * ',* •* Simile: As secret as a. movement of local prisoners* of-war. * * * Clarence (Nanny) Brans, and lis wife, Ardella, had to sit up all the way back to Algona from Chicago . . . couldn't get a Pullman the ordeal wouldn't have been quite so bad except that they hadn't seen each other in three years . . . Nanny hit Chicago that norning after his discharge from ;he army. * * * Another thing that hasn't changed much, war or no-war, is he quality of •the excellent cheese produced up at the Lotts Creek cheese factory. * » * It's not easy to keep track of all returning servicemen . . . but spe- ial note should be made of Bill Hilton and John Hopkins about vhom very little has been said . . . oth men were overseas just about as long as anyone from this com- nunlty and It's good to see them )oth home . . . after about 39 months across, | * * * an musical instfumeiitsv them Celilah Marlb^r Meyer's. Patsy MaildwV Mali, J6y L&s HutseiV all ert the; clarinetj Donald Barlow,; Frlli 'Newbrough, Roger Long. DSrr'611 MeFMond, on the <*dfnet' Phyllis HaWka, bass dfum; Joyce 'Morlowi CletUS Qulftn, snare drum; Helen Schmidt, Dennis Prlebe, •ana\Dean Culbertsoni saxophone] Charles Householder, Max Flolg, bass horn; Rolph Richards, trombone' Dick Jensen, E-flat altb. . Seniors with perfect ottendohee and punctuality are Emma Schrd- er, Jacqueline Person, Ruth Kraft, RUthe Householder, Doris Gross, Lillian Oregersori, Ardelle Fischer, Shirley Bates, Phyllis . Howks, Helen Schmidt, 1 Kenneth Flaig, Delber.t Blanchord, Eugene Blanchardj Joan Flaig, Roger Long, Darreil McFarland, Donald Meyer, Betty Person, Joan Zwiefel. '•• /-,.:: -,.- - - • Linseed Barn Red Townsend Flash By Mrs. A. M. Anderson Biggest Townsend Foree Hits Capitol! Washington—The bTg 1945 legislative campaign to win a discharge petition victory by Christmas got under way here when the' Townsend National Council and state and regional directors met in joint session. The entire program drawn up by the legislative bureau was carefully analyzed and" discussed at the initial conference. This plan calls for dail/ visits to congressmen by Towhsend fleldmen. Each worker will be expected to call on at least six congressmen a day.—Adv. Better Buy Your Neds At Ttesi ' ALL BRUSHES AT OFF f* 4» ' '•% ^ : ' • • ' ' Botsford Lumber Co. Phone 256 / Jim Pool According- id {he Rotary Rag, Rev. Earl Burgess, after last week's Rotary meeting, Couldn't find his hat where he left it in the hotel lobby . . . and the hat is still missing, it seems . . . however he dug out another, a bit more battle worn, and is now keeping a wary eye on all headgear that he passes. * * * Famous Last Line: The older the better, except in a sweater! Stork at Whittemore Pays Six Calls; 3 Girls, 3 Boys Whittemore: The stork at thie McCreary hospital went on a rampage again last week. A girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. Carl Lentz, a boy to Mr. and Mrs. John Mosbach, a girl to Mr. and-Mrs. George Balgeman, a boy to Mr. and Mrs Edward Butler, a boy to Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Koppen, and a girl to Mr. and Mrs. Walter Lentz. Mrs. John Volk is reported on the sick list the past two weeks. Rev. and Mrs. Fred Reith and Mrs. Emil Hesse, Burt, were Whittemore visitors last week Wednesday. Mrs. Lee Campbell, Des Moines, spent last week visiting at the home of her sister Mr. and Mrs. George Meyer. Mrs. George Besch, Buffaio Center, spent part of last week visiting at the home of her parents Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Alig. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kueck, Lone Rock, and Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Meyer were Sunday evening visitors with Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Heidenwith. Mr. and Mrs. Louis Greinert, of here, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Rohde, Elmore, Minn., visited from Sunday until Wednesday with Rev. and Mrs. Erwin Vaudt, at Benson, Minn. Prof. H. W. Behnke and Prof. W. G. Erase and Prof. Greinke, the latter from Dennison attended the teachers conference held at Fenton last week from Wednesday until Friday. Teacher Greinke was a guest at the H. W. Behnke home. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Urich visited several days with the Rev. John Cullen at Sutherland last week. Mr. Urich has just recently received his honorable discharge from the army having spent two years overseas in the England, France and Germany area. St. Paul's Lutheran men's club held a regular meeting at the school last week Tuesday night. After the regular business routine the evening was spent playing cards. L. H. Pertl, Erwin Strueck- er, Harry SchmeUng and William Roeber were on the serving committee. Mr. and Mrs. August Vaudt Sr. and August Vaudt Jr. accompanied by Mrs. Albert Behnke were called to Oelwein Saturday to the bedside of Edwin Behnke of Westgate, who underwent a major operation at Oelwein, and is in a critical condition. Mr. Behnke is a son-in-law of senior Vaudt's. Mr. and- Ivirs. Erwin Kuecker and two children, Ames, spent the week end at the home of Mr. Kuecker'sTparents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kuecker. They were accompanied by Mrs. H. Sundinger, mother of Mrs. Edwin Kuecker, who spent the week end at the Elmer Potter home in Cresco. Neolite Soles Higher Shoe repair shops may charge 15 to -25 cents a pair over their regular prices for the soling of shoes when using neolite instead of leather, the OPA announced this week. Higher manufacturing and wholeasle prices have made this ceiling increase necessary, the OPA explained. • Most farmers know that they can't mix pellets, concentrates, tankage or mixed proteins with whole shell corn in a self-feeder. But for those that don't, I will explain why: Pigs or hogs can separate whole shell corn from pellets, tankage, etc. They will root out some of the corn to get what they like best. ,• But wheri you grind and mix them all together, they can't separate ground feed, and have to eat it as it comes. If you feed whole shelled corn, feed it alone; don't mix anything with it unless you grind it. • Don't make the mistake of having your feeder built- too large; better have several small' ones instead of one or two large ones. A feeder over 12 feet long is pretty heavy to pull around. An 8x10 or 10x10 is a good handy size to move around, you can use them to a better advantage. ' • Damp feed will not spoil in this feeder like it will in any granary or most feeders because it don't feed from the outside down. It feeds from the inside down, therefore air gets into the center of bin. Damp shelled corn or ground shelled corn has a tendency to dry rather than mold, E. S< LEE, Woodbine, la. • We can build you the size you like best. F.S. NORTON & SON Phone 229' Algona Could You Get Better Terms For Your Mortgage? Many people are taking advantage of today's conditions to improve the terms of their present mortgages ... to secure the benefit of reasonable rates, with modest monthly repayments, for continuance years into the future. ' > '.. It might be well worth while for ybii to bring your mortgage data to this bank to learn whether improvementsxcould be made/ You won't be obligated. ' • '. 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