The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 8, 1945 · Page 8
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, November 8, 1945
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(Upper 9 North Dodge Street 3. W. HAGGARD & R. B. WALLER, Publishers Entered as Second Class Matter at the Postofflce At Algona, Iowa, under act of Congress or March 3, 1879. Issued Weekly. NATIONAL €DITOKIAL- " ASSOCIATION AWARDS General Excellence, 2nd, 1940 Best Iowa Weekly, 1933 Nafl Edit. Assfm Awards in 1936-1938 SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KiOSSUTH CO. One lYear, 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 Victory Bonds — A "Best" Investment Much is said about buying Victory Bonds, and most of the appeal tends to be based on a patriotic theme. That is fine! It does show a sense of patriotism to back your own government. However, there is much more than that to purchasing the bonds. Government bonds always have, and always will be, one of the solidest and safest financial investments anyone can make. Your money is as safe as your government — and if that isn't safe, nothing else 'is, either. Victory Bonds come in a variety of forms so that one can pay full value, and collect the original investment, plus interest at maturity, or you can invest an amount less than maturity value and when they come due your interest is automatically collected. All are redeemable prior to maturity, if you need the money. Regardless of how you look at it, money invested in government "Victory Loan" bonds is no donation, but a sound financial move. R. B. W. President Truman's Speech -No person, listening to President Truman's radio speech of Oct. 27, could fail to find many points of agreement, or many general aims and viewpoints with which he was in general accord. But in view of American history of the past several years, there were a few startling statements. Where Mr. Truman finds the "extreme hard- .ships" mentioned, with regard to wartime industrial labor, we don't know. Unskilled workers, In not all but a good many instances plain "draft dodgers", received the highest wages of their career; there was no comparison between the wages of wartime labor and the men in uniform. The only hardships they may have suffered was 3o find a place to live in a crowded city, or a bar to edge into after the 40 or 48 hour week was over. He speaks of a "damaging delay". That is Irue. But who is delaying reconversion. So far as we can judge it is the same element of labor that, having found a golden goose, proposes to strangle it if necessary in an attempt to keep it laying the golden eggs. ITnited States Employment Service? Yes, it fundamentally had a sound purpose, and as a wartime necessity did a fine job of placement in many cases. As a peacetime proposition? Emphatically, no. When an American employer has r'io ask permission of some minor federal payroll „ employee as to hiring a man, then we have lost a great deal of our prized American initiative, ref. erendum and freedom. President Truman made many good points, but he expressed-a few viewpoints that it is mighty hard to 'agree with. R. B. W. Townsend Plan, I was moved to answer In this way. We, the members of the Townsend organization are trying to help make this world a better place In which to live, by passing an economic measure, the Townsend Bill, to guarantee freedom from want and fear, a plan designed to guarantee that freedom to all American citizens and hot just a few picked groups of people! Who is the government, if not all the citizens? Yes, they all wish to pay their own way. They can do this thru the Townsend Plan. When the bill passes congress we all will be required to place 3% of our gross income over and above $100, per month, into a federal savings in the U. S Treasury, to guarantee our security from "the cradle to the grave." Is there anything wrong in that? If I am lucky enough to live until I am sixty years of age, I can retire from my job if I wish, with the freedom from fear of being sent to the poor farm or accepting old age assistance. If at any time during my lifetime I become disabled, and cannot earn my own living anymore, I will be guaranteed a decent annuity to help me along in the world. If I am left a widow with minor children I would be granted the same privilege. I would then be able to stay home with my children and give them a real home. For this guarantee I would promise to spend each month's annuity for goods and services in order to keep my share of the money in circulation at all times, so the next fellow could use it to buy the things he needs and wants and to help him pay his 3% tax toward an annuity for himself and family. There is nothing so wrong in that. Where is the money coming from? Why, from the 3% gross income tax. Someone will say the big financiers will not need such an annuity. No, they don't and they don't need the enormous profits made off of the workers of this nation. They use their excess to lend to our government thru*- our elected representatives to back up all kinds of government relief agencies as well as wars. They do not lend it for nothing. They charge interest. What happens? Our government officials levy a tax on all the people to pay these big financiers, including the Federal Reserve Bank, a privately owned concern; both interest and princple on money that should be the right of all of us to use without being charged extra interest thereby doubling our tax load. Under the Townsend Plan no money has to be borrowed; but the big financier fights the idea because it will beat them out of their interest money. They will be taxed 3% of their incomes as well as everyone else. The secret of "where the money is coming from" is no secret at all. Under Deuteronmy in the Holy Bible, chapter 15 verse 11—"For the poor shall never cease out of the land, therefore, I command thee, saying, Thou shalt open thine hand wide unto thy brother, to thy poor, and to thy needy, in thy land." Under the Townsend Plan, every taxpayer will pay this just share of taxes as he is able to pay. Verse 17 of deuteronmy, "Every man shall give as he is able according ot the blessing of the Lord thy God which he hath given thee." Sincerely, Mrs. A. M. Anderson, President Algona Townsend Club No. 1 ' Townsend Plan to 5top All Worrying To the editor Upper Des Moines: After reading your version of "No More Worries" on the editorial page of the November 1st edition of the Upper Des Moines, in which you mentioned the Iowa Congressmen and Senators will be pleased to learn that a new concern is now soliciting in Iowa towns whereby for a small fee of nine bucks they will tell the subscriber when to write his congressman or senators . . . and presumably tell what to write about, also. See where an open forum was held on "How to Treat Returned Veterans." . . . from the ones we've talked to, the best way to treat them is to act natural and not burden them with answers to a lot of foolish questions, number one of which is "well how does it feel to be home?" The boys who saw action would just as soon forget about it. We see where plans are underway to abolish the federal automobile "use tax". This will be especially interesting to the many thousands who never bought the stamps anyway. if. if. if. For anyone interested in getting a clear picture of what the Civil Service system has foisted on the nation in place of the old, and equally bad, Spoils System, we refer you to the November issue of Reader's Digest. Subject: "Shall We Go Back to the Spoils System." Hats off to the Kossuth fair management. For the first time in years a financial statement of the fair's income and outgo was published and everyone could understand it. General George Marshall reminds us that in our jubilation over the war's end, atomic bomb, and other things, we can be a bit humble and remember that "it was the refusal of the British and Russian peoples to accept what appeared to be inevitable defeat that gave us enough time to get ready, and eventually fight the war on foreign soil, and not our own." New Light Fixtures 1,000 FIXTURES FOR HOME, OFFICE OR ANY TYPE OF BUILDING . . . NOW ON HAND. No Waiting! We Have'Em! Make your selection at our store and we'll install them at once, or at any time you say. This is the largest stock of lighting fixtures in North Iowa. NEW— MODERN— BEAUTIFUL— EFFICIENT ALSO A LARGE STOCK OF PIN-UP LAMPS FLUORESCENT LIGHTS 2-tube, 3-tube and 4-tube combinations. Ideal for homes as well as business. Give your kitchen a new lease on life, and save juice. HOME OF WESTINGHOUSE APPLIANCES tf ff sms*xsvw° niuiiiiiUniiiB w j^^yvp ^.yiw,; If •lir^ - ' '"" , -'- . V '•.'.'' -m, '•">".-.,,I "I!' 1 '.''! PHONE 170 LICENSED ELECTRICIANS ALQQNA, JA. FOR MEN ONLY: There is nothing" as invigorating . . . nothing that breaks the moti- dtony of life, quite like finding yourself thrust into a family of youngsters that have lived Without you all their lives. * * * The inclusion of DaDa in the family circle is an interesting phenomena that a good many service men are going to face, or are facing. * * * Most Mamas are by nature and instinct the person to go to when you stub your toe, burn your finger, or'bump your head. They are the ones to tuck you in at night, to get you a drink of water, to bring you home a new dress or coveralls, and to extend the helping hand necessary in treading the hazardous path of learning to live. » • * Well and good, but where does Daddy fit into this scheme of things? What is the Old Man good for, anyway, besides earning the money, bringing home something from a grocery, and putting gas in the car? It is a problem ... he is the Head of the Family, but finds himself that in name only. * * * Daddy finds that he is called upon to play various roles around the house which he never dreamed of when he was yearning for the family fireside while in uniform. (Not that he desires to change places again, you understand). He is the guy to play horse with. He is the one to fix the gate. There are the storm windows—he either does it or gets a friend to do it. The basement is due for a good cleaning. The kids have to be coerced to quiet down at night, and Daddy is the Big Bogey Man who does the job. Who has to chase the wolf away that has been bothering childish imaginations. Why Daddy, of course. * * * Meal time is a revelation. Huge pre-meal appetites fade at the festive board. Small mouths must be absorb food. Daddy again. Who eats the portions and parts of the meal that the little ones don't want—you guessed it, The Old Man. Who keeps the little bottoms at the table until everybody is through eating and thus become the disciplinarian. Yes, who? And of all things, who leads the singing of appropriate songs—that guy who can't read a note of music, Pop! Of course the Mamas should be given credit for a few things. They have this formula racket to take up their time. They have hundreds of diapers to handle so often that they almost call them pet names. They cook with one hand and fend off prying fingers with the other. They read the bedtime stories that have been read so often you don't dare skip a line because it is instantly missed. Yes, there is a lot to be said for Mamas, but they at least get some credit from 'the small fry. * * * And what does Father get? Just a cautious inquiry about "when is Daddy going to. the office?" * * * Maybe next week we will run a column on "How to Raise Children." Why not? Most of the big daily papers have people writing that stuff who never have been married—or raised a child. * » * Harry Nolle (and you can blame him for this entirely) called up to report that there is "not a single bottle of Atomic Balm on any local shelf." Yes, we thought so too, but we didn't tell Harry that. * * * Had a nice visit with Charlie Egel of the Irvington area, the other day. Charlie had a big, Holstein bull walk into his place. He looked the animal over—and the animal looked him over, too— and each decided to be friendly. Result is that Charlie has the stray bull and is looking for the owner, who can have same by identifying and paying for the healthy appetite of the visitor. (Privately, how many pounds of hamburger would that bull make?) « * * Charlie also asked about Chris Reese. Seems he and Chris played a few violin duets. He wonders if Chris is entertaining up around Ocheyedan? * * » One almost salutes a gent frequently seen on the streets here, all dolled up in a blue uniform with plenty of gold braid ... investigation reveals that the wearer, however, is the genial fire chief at the prisoner-of-war camp. Violet Nelson Of Lone Rock Weds Burt Sailor, Nov. 3 Lone Rock: Violet, youngest daughter of the Wm. Nelsons Lone Rock, and Kenneth Bates S 2-c of Burt, were united in mar' riage at the Burt Methodist parsonage Saturday evening, Nov. 3 at seven o'clock, the Rev. A. H Heddle officiating. The couple were attended by Pfc. and Mrs Wilbur Shoopman, Mrs. Shoopman being a sister of the bride. The bride is a graduate of the Lone Rock school in 1942, and has been employed in the Lone Roc] bank. The bridegroom graduated from the Burt high school in 1941 and joined the service in Mar 1944. He served overseas in th Pacific and is home on a 30 daj leave. He will report back to dutj at San Francisco, Nov. 17. Les Kinyon Home Les Kinyon, sergeant in the army, arrived h^re Saturday ev ening witb a discharge in his pocket, Les was w service about three year?, with, over ^jew " overseas duty, bat infantry b* theatre ribbon, stars. SfATE Of -ME NAftdNi •Frankle Sinatra appeared before high school students at Gary, Ind., sang, and pleaded for the end of a student strike there. The girls swooned, as usual, 'and wept when he looked at them. But the strike continued. You're losing your grip, Frankie old boy. Spys report thai the latest rage in these parts is for tHe gals to wash their hair in either beer or coffee grounds. The masculine viewpoint is that this is sheer waste of scarce items. * * * Dick Barker, son of Herman Barker who left the drug business here for the same thing in Boulder, Colo., is in high school there, plays a trombone. Recently he slipped in with the Univ. of Colorado band 'and saw a football game. Next week he came home with a University band uniform and is now playing with the outfit regularly. You can almost tell exactly what time it is, in the vicinity of 5 a. m. each week day, by spbtting ust where Trace Holtzbauer, frank Zertder, or Amy Johnson are in their hike downtown along Bast Call St. « * * CONVENTION NOTE: Last week the Iowa bankers held a convention in Des Moines. Most conventions are about 65% fun and monkey 'business, and 35% seriousness, but does this hold true in a bankers' convention. Bankers, for obvious reasons, 'have to maintain themselves on almost the same basis of deprivations as do members of the clergy. A dignity and decorum above reproach is something that most of the rest of us aren't forced to adopt . . . but bankers can be, and usually are, just as human as anybody else. We still wonder how a bankers' convention stacks up on the 65-35 basis. * * * Well, the final Bond Drive is well underway, and pretty soon Hollywood caft go back fe maRlftg ' '•" * On ft Marine c«i«>s b6aM, 6fle~May, tfilf fl posted: "Letter at mail desk. NtfrnS ort ertvefbftel DorUth^. Name on lettel 1 Betty*. Ohe6k and If correct mail." SIGN OF THE TIMES: Cap;. Stanley Moore, San Antonio, Tex., spent the week end in Algona, He flew w Des Moines, Friday, in art army plane, was picked up there and brought to Algoria «by his cousin, Mel Falkenhainer, spent Saturday and Sunday here, wias f Wwh to Des Molhes late Sunday afternoon and. flew his own plane back to Texas 'that evening. And had a good night's sleep before ft busy Monday. Famous Last Line — And what do you think of the plan to consolidate the services Admiral? Insulate Now! For A Johns Manville Blown Home Insulation Estimate, Call 767 Wormhoudt Home Insulation Co. DEL LEANEAGH • . 1 Local Representative " ' 44tt LEGION BALLROOM BANCROFT Friday, Nov. 9 Lynn Kerns Tuesday, Nov. 13 Scandinavians Old Time Dances Every Tuesday. Modern Dances Every Friday. A private sewage system for Your Farm Think what this means! The comfort of a modern home brought to every member of the family. Health and happiness with the utmost in sanitation' now is possible through the installation of our DIAMOND BRAND SEPTIC TANK. And the cost is so small. Easy to- install, too. Any Farm Home May Now H«v« • Bath and Inaid* Toilet you hArn* modern! Cnjor comfort! tb*t fttflt ta «ltlM F. S. Norton & Son PHONE 229 4-tf AUCIONEERS If otif litifetioffc.wtttfc meet* krtitttbfeMfo Gir*.~m*t* , n«i* • Today we pay bondage, to those who served! Amer-- ica in the last war—-and:to those whb.are in th,e; service of our country now. We are proud that many of them call ihi^bantt: THEIR' bank. We want to take this occasion; tor say what most of them already know: That we are always willing 'and anxious to serve them, and to plan with them in every bank- ing way we can—in person or by mail. IOWA STATE BANK ALGONA Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Ralph Miller, President, Harold Gtlmore, Cashier Roy MoMahon, Ass't Cashier Cct&hIn on UJant-fid iimiii£A. -rvo < i " 4 \A% -i'<'~' • *, i^rf. f \ . ..grants \ \ "„-,<*" <T#l k 1 *^ '3M ?«? '/ CO Copyright 1945, Conttnentol OU Company He accelerates with the greatest of ease, and goes eoaring like all the four winds put together... And that's just about the way you'll feel, using today's new gasoline ... Conoco N-tana I You'll get'new-day high octane—with Peace for your ears. 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