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PAGE FOUR 9 North Dodge Street — Phones 16-17 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, 1B79. Issued Weekly. , NATIONAL EDITORIAL' - ASSOCIATION National Advertising Representative: National Advertising Service, IRil W. Randolph St., Chicago. SUBSCRIPTION HATES IN KOSSUTtt CO. One lYear, in advance ......$2.50 Upper Des Moines and Kossiith County Ad- . vance in combination, per year $4.0(1 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 inrh 42c OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER Editorial By 3. W. Haggard The Atomic Bomb Problem Many suggestions have come from all quarters as to what 'should be done with the sceret ot the atomic bomb. Some folks think it should be shared with Great Britain only and others make. various suggestions. Of course most; thinking people regard the secret oC the bomb as something that may eventually become a serious menace to all life on this planet it' allowed to pass intb the hands oC unscrupulous people or nations. It is thought by some that the bomb is no longer a secret 'confined only to the United States, and Britain. Russia is supposed to have solved the secret or at least in part 'and it is said that we cannot retain the secret of the bombs and its manufacture should we attempt to .do so. -, , About the best suggestion that we have heard in regard to the bomb, is made by Capt. Harold E. Stassen, who served, as governor of Minnesota with credit and resigned to enter the nav'y. '-Capt. Stassen has proposed formation of a United Nations air force, equipped with a limited number of atomic bombs and that thereafter .the manufacture of the bombs be banned by all nations as a "crime against mankind." Capt. Stassen is likely to be a candidate for the republican;;nomination for president in 1948. and his opinions are regarded very highly. A great many people think that unless the destructive force of the bomb is curbed and kept in the hands of sensible and law abiding powers that the bomb may cause the total destruction of all civilization. This terrible force for destruction is a grave problem. troops withdrawn from sectors where they might become involved in Chinese skirmishes. It is well! In a few weeks, as usual, the war* ring Chinese sides will sit down to a cup 6f tea and the fracas will be over for another few months or years. And in the meantime we will not be* come embroiled. There is a big difference between Interest in an aggressive act by one nation again another, and interference with Internal, domestic struggles. —R. B. W. Graft in Sale of Army Goods Now it is reported that graft In Italy is so flagrant that it has become a scandal. Fortunes. are being made by unsavory characters who have been buying, begging and stealing American army and navy equipment for resale on the black market. It is said that the American army in Italy seems to be folding up. Its discipline has become so lax that scandalous happenings have been permitted to occur. A "salvage" company, has been selling used American tires complete with tubes for prices ranging from $35 to $75, depending on their condition. They recently bought 1,200 such tires from the army and navy liquidation commission for $10 apiece. Our commission say that every reasonable precaution is being taken to prevent surplus army tires from reaching the black market, but notwithstanding the black market is waxing rich from profits made from tires and other surplus army goods. The Italian state railways recently were negotiating for purchase of a railway equipment dump. By the time they had agreed to purchase this valuable railway equipment for $1,700,000 they discovered that it had already -had been sold to black mar- keteers for $1,000^000. Now the Italian state railways will have to buy much of this necessary equipment from the black market grafters at their own figures. Of course it is openly charged that officials of the Italian government as well as the American army are both getting' enormous amounts of money for looting the American surplus property commission. Former American army camps are being sold to salvage concerns at prices that will enable their promoters to make fortunes quickly. Fabulous fortunes were made in disposing of army goods after the first war and the same things is again happening now in France, England, Belgium and Italy and other places where our armies have fought. Graft has always been present in the sale of army goods after a war. No wonder our own former senator Guy Gillette resigned as head of the surplus property commission a year ago when he realized that his reputation might easily be tarnished through no fault of his own, if he accepted the appointment. Opinions of Other Editors That Trouble In China . i -i World headlines and newscasts tell of the trouble in China, between Chiang and his "government" troops, and the "Communists" of the northern provinces. •For what it is worth, we pass on information obtained some months ago from a China-Burma- India veteran. He stated that Chiang's forces and. backers represented the wealthier elements of- China, who were not only interested in defeating the Japanese invaders, but in maintaining their own dynasty in power. He added that a great deal of the ammunition and arms shipped into China by. the U. S. never reached a fighting front, but was cached away for. post-war fighting that was certain to . come. The ''Communists", lie said, were .not .Communists in the sense that we think of them with regard to Russia. They represented a great mass of peasants in the northern provinces who also were interested in defeating the Japanese invaders, but further than that were interested in either overthrowing the Chiang regime or altering it in the general interest of- the masses, with the breaking up of feudal land estates as their first goal. The fact that Soviet Russia has played a "hands off" policy with the Chinese "COmmun- ists" 'and has signed a favorable treaty with Chiang's government, would indicate that while the word "Communist" is used in describing both Russia and the Chinese insurgents, there is evidently little in common between them. Chiang Kai-Shek and the Chungking government represent a settled order of things to the U. S. public. But maybe the C-B-I vet's idea on the subject also merits some thought. While the United States is definitely interested in world peace and its maintenance, it hardly behooves us to send forces into action in a-domestic squabble inside a foreign nation, The Russians at a north Chinese port had sense enough to refuse to try to evict one Chinese side so that American naval forces could land troops from the other side. < *, t In the meantime, despite the tactics of an Admiral who used U. S. ships to take Chinese Nationalist troops to the Russian occupied port and wanted the Russians to throw out the "Communists", orders from Washington have ordered U. S. Who Arc The Selfish Men? Northwood Anchor: Not long ago President Truman referred in a radio speech to "a'few selfish men" who put their personal interests above the public welfare. Now who could he have had in mind—the dangerous "economic royalists" of early New Deal days or the labor union' leaders who defy the courts and get away with it through political pull? Come, come, Harry; don't be so cautious. Pointing the finger of scorn with generalities leaves you sort of up in the air and your admirers wondering if you arc going to start indulging in hocus-pocus talk open and above board expressions. * * * To Be Frugal Is Old Fashioned Knoxville Express: 'We are just too old- fashioned to see the value of any policy that would force people who have saved and scrimped all their lives to help keep other people who have made it their life's work to spend every penny hty could get just as fast as they got it. * * * Gocring Studying Jewy Northwood Anchor: Herman Goering, Nazi super-fiend, has, it is said, taken to a study of the Scriptur.es at Nurenberg, where he is in jail awaiting trial as No. 1 German war criminal. The news report says he is studying Jewish history as recorded in the Old Testament. Maybe Goering is trying to ascertain what chance, if any, he has of squaring himself with any Jew he may possibly encounter in the place where he is expected to be after the firing squad guns go bang! bang! * * * A Good Suggestion Webster City Freeman-Journal: The bane of this country today is the tight organization of pressure groups. They have their lobbyists in Washington and in every state capital in the nation and they coerce legislators by threats of the large blocs of votes they control. The most active and blatant of these groups today are the unions. But practically every "interest" in the nation has its pressure groups camping on the trail of legislators. No legislator is 100 per cent free to exercise his own good judgment in casting his vote on any controversial matter. The influence of these groups has come to be the scandal of the nation. How to remedy it? Well, suppose that all candidates for legislative positions were elected for one term and ineligible for consecutive terms? Say the term is four years. Then the legislator, knowing he is ineligible for a second consecutive term, would be tree of this pressure. He would be much more likely to vole his own best judgment. We may as well realize that if pressure groups are left free to corrupt our legislative bodies there is ultimately but one result—the end of a free people and the death of free government. Maybe some days we will come to a realization of this and kick all the pressure groups out of our capitals and insist on electing men freed of all pressure—free to vote for what they consider the best interests of a majority of the people and the nation at large. Is this asking too much? Full Employment" Childs Play ALtiONA UPPER , ALGONA, Spencer Times We wonder when the thousands of public of- ficjals and regulators of business and industry which have taken over our country and are striving mightily to find panaceas whereby the United States can change over from the most disastrous war in history to a peacetime economy^ will realize that such a change over can't b& legislated. Some clay the inevitable reckoning will arrive and all the legislated panaceas in the world, won't slop it—they will simply prolong the ago'ijy and make the consequences more drastic. *' •" An example ot the phoney reasoning that is used in an endeavor to keep wartime- profits for some while others bear the wartime losses, is found in orders issued by government agencies to force certain retail stores to insert a guaranteed full employment clause in a union contract. Another example is to be found in the latest ruling by the OPA that retail stores must absorb increased cost of manufacturing—its "cost absorptions" theory. It is evident that no concern can long guarantee employment to a given number, unless it has It would be just as fan- One Ideal man, whose name we vlthhold ifor reasons'of 'delicacy, eports Mint he captured'fl full* rowri cockroach, after a Struggle nd placed the creature 1 Ih a glasss ar. the coachroach was evidently f the female variety- there were hortly 80 little roaches running round in the jar. a * * Question of the We«ki What I* he meaning of PEO If. anything? TAhe ladies say it Is very hush* iiish. •...'• « o * A Wesley scout reports that re- ently, when local citizens become xtremely worried (as well they might) about the polio cases, a roup oi public-spirited business men decided to spray all of the lUtside lavatories with a DDT so- ution all went well until one f the men walked into an especl- .lly ancient model and fell right mack through the floor . ." . if he lidn't get a medal he deserves inc. * « * Lelf Erlckson, recently named AP correspondent «t Singapore, las visited a number of times in Algona ... is a particularly good riend of Eugene Murtagh, and at- ended an institution of higher (?) earning with this writer for a •ouple of y"ears ... he went to the AP from the Des Moines Tribune his real name is Wendell, but Lief got in there iomehow the and stuck. These Whittcmore girls really have a quorum in Algona business offices, Bonnie Brogan, daughter of A. D. Brogan, is at the Algona creamery, and with Jean Ulrich and Edna Youngwirth, holds up he feminine point of view in a masculine institution ... in the Wid-West Service office you don't irgue about Whittemore . . . Eleanor Loebach and Dolores Potrat/., who run the office, are BOTH from Whittemore . . . and a younger sister of Eleanor is secretary to ,he Secretary of the Algona Cham- aer of Commerce. O * « FOR MEN ONLY: Something has to be done about this -rummage sale thing, men! TiKe rummage sale season is on, full blast, and nothing is safe. And it is a very pecular thing, is it not, :o get into some of your old duds and prepare to donate them to a rummage sale, only to find that you can't spare a thing . . . those old ties suddenly develop a value you never realized . . . that shirt could stand up another month or two with a little patch . . . maybe trfe old pair of shoes' don't quite M t, but.^pok.at the shoe. situation? o, men, if we areigoirig-fo dohat'e 1 all the merchandise for these rummage sales we are entitled to a fair share of the profits. Shall we strike? One of Kossuths pleasant younsr farmers is Henry Eisenbarth ot Irvington twp. 'Henry, son of Isa- swab down n deck, asko)d: "How long have yoit been in the Navy, son?" "Two months," replied the boy. "How long have you been in?" . The admiral, slightly taken aback, good naturedly replied) '.'Twenty years." "It's hell, ain't it," the youngster said sympathetically. * « « Dr. J. P. Iferrlff, new Alsotil dentist, says the hardest job he ever tackled in a community .line, was playing Santa Claus one season in an Allamakee county town . . . and he isn't asking for it again . . . the kids mobbed him. iii IK * SIGN OF THE TIMES: Hugh Post, out collecting his own bills . .. ihis regular collector-and bookkeeper, Arlene Kapp, was (or is) on a visit to Texas. ih >!i HI If this shortage of men's under" wear isn't taken care of soon, there is no telling what will happen . . . this information comes to us from very, very reliable sources . . . seems some of the boys have just about reached the stage where they can't add another patch or stitch . . . perhaps a petition to President Truman or Congress would 'help . . . look what the Townsend club has done—that pensioh-for-everybody-plan has been placed before some commit- fhe Vtemaii% club Mirtdny everting -at; tn% Hi hotne with, Rtith ..Hortgson Mr*- **, L. Pfatt as hoslessea. program Included niusiei by Joyce nyersort. She >plsyed "StinHse in the Valley" by Rogers «ind "Air de ftflllett" by Thompson. Mrs. Karl Aridefaon gave a 'book study of "6ne Who Survived' by Alex* nnde\: flarrrtlne. Couldn't, Be Used. Andrew Hampe of Brltt found a tin box filled with percussion caps >ns he was doing some remodeling on the home at the Chris Jacobson farm. The caps were the type used in the old muzzle loading guns of a great many years ago. The box had printed on it that the caps were patented in lf!G7. No gun has'as yet been found in which the caps might be used. tee or other the republicans might organize an election battle cry of "On shorts and shirts, Truman is nerts." « * * Harold Carlson is a young man from the Wesley area who Is really developing rapidly into the outstanding magician of the middle west . . . and to prove this point we'll tell you about a little incident that proves it. He came into the office and paid a bill, which is a good tiling to do, even for a magician. But, iu the process of writing a check, conversation developed. A receipt was signed and presented, and in a few minutes' Harold walked out. The check had disappeared. Using Uncle Sam's mall, we contacted Harold, and sure enough, the missing check was' in Harold's pocket. He promptly forwarded it In the next mail, and our books again balance. The moral of this story is that anyone who can write us a check, and then rediscover it in his own pocket is about the best magician in the world. nest dore Eisenbarth, is living in a ten*ant house on his dad's place with worth it. his wifa, the former Bonnie Schick of Plum Creek, and farming his dad's land. / * * « An admiral, watching a young inductee eagerly but clumsily '•••none of the .tilings' 'th'aV 'is 'most disturbing, these days, is the number of farm accidents. Machinery of the farm type is always dangerous, but surely there must be some way to reduce the Increasing number of casualties. Maybe a rural "Safety First Drive" wouldn't be but of place ... if it saved one hand or arm it would be Famous Last Line: Early to bed and early to rise, and the girls ffo out with the other guys. (Apologies' to The P-OW Pow-Wow.) yitwwt' If ill Mom had the.kltchcff loaded with everything from soup to, nuts, but all he says is, "Oh boy—Milk 1" When,'he-hears anyone mention milk, the overseas veteran says, "That's for me I" Months without fresh rrtilk have made him realize how lucky we are, here in America, to have all, the milk we want. Lucky, too, that milk'lends itself to so many flavors—like chocolatci strawberry, raSfberry, ot , With all its natural vitamins, fefo- teins and minerals,.milk is highly nutritious. Children ticed at least a quart every day—grownups a. pint, tor health and vitality, see that your family gets Its full share of Milk, 'Nature's best in food. IOWA DAIRY INDUSTRY COMMISSION law* Now to help relieve congestion and irritation __ 'in upper bronchial tubes, muscular soreness or tightness, coughingspasms— mostyoungmothcrs •rubyicksVapoRubonthroat.chestand , bade at bedtime. And at once VapoRub to upper bronchial _./r tubes with its special medicinal vapors Lu Verne Vicinity News Items tlie necessary business. tastic to, pass a law compelling the. Little Sioux river to stay at a certain heighth-within its banks „._._. during a drought. Nor can a concern thgt absorbs Democrats increased government employees from higher manufacturing cost in its retail prices, if • 583,000 in 1932 to 3,667,861 in 1945, by so doing it operates at a loss or without profit. Even our tremendous army of bureaucrats will be out of their jobs if they can't think up something to help keep the wheels of industry turning, instead of blocking them with theoretical monkey wrenches which destroy rather than encouarge honest, peacetime employment. It is only the unquenchable vitality of our young country based originally on the premise of free enterprise which is enabling it to survive the onslaughts to when it is being subject from political sources that seek to make the public believe a fake wartime prosperity can be continued, and that by soaking industry in some form or other the people can escape the toil and hardships necessary to meet the cost of war. Guaranteed full employment and cost-absorption are merely tricks to fool the people a little longer and stave oft the real day of reckoning. The American public seems to have become dulled by the big figures of government cost and increasing numbers of federal employees—to such an extent that a recital of them as they are rer vealed in Washington, appears to cause little reaction. Just in case you are still interested in what our country is undergoing let us quote just cne set of figures—we record briefly that the Howard Wille was a. business caller in Des Moines a few days last week. John Blumer was a business caller in Des Moines for a few days last week. Mr. and Mrs. Peter" -Miller ot Mason City were guests Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Miller. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sorensen of Corwith visited Sunday at the home of her parents Mr. and Mrs. Otto Ramus. ' : Mr. and Mrs. George Tiede of Des Moines were week end guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. ^awrence Miller. Mrs. William Mbeding spent Sunday afternoon visiting at the lome of her parents Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Skow in 'Rutland. Miss Elsie Hintz of Mankato, Minn., spent the week end visit- ng at the home of her parents VIr. and Mrs. Mike Hintz. Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Phillips and family of Storm Lake were Sunday dinner guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Paul .Phillips. Mrs. Cecil Wermerson of Forl Dodge spent the week end visiting at the home of heV daughter and family Mr. and Mrs. John Ramus, Mr. and Mrs. William Ramus Jr, and daughter Kay of Des Moines were week end guests at the home of his parents Mr. and Mrs. William Ramus. .. Mr. and Mrs,. John Tiede held a closing out sale at their farm west of town Tuesday afternoon- They plan to move into town in the very near future. Mrs. Hannah Jaranson of Cht* cago spent several days visiting, at the home of her sister and brother-in-law Mr. and Mrs. Harry Christensen. Mr. and Mrs. James Paulson ar« rived here Monday from Minneapolis where they will visit at the home of her father George Merkle and with other relatives. Mr .and Mrs. Erwln Meyer and daughter Marlene of Clarion were, guests Sunday at the home of his parents Mr. and Mrs. Henry er and with her mother Mrs. Wioto. Guests Sunday at the home pf Mrs. H. E. Peitzke were Mr. and Mrs. James Anderson and daughter Phoebe, Mrs. H. R. 'Peitzke qt Clear Lake and Mrs. Mina Paii} Mason City. Walter and Albert 1 Hefti accorn.? panted by their father and their sister Mrs. John Zimmerman weftt chest and back surfaces like a warming poultice. So soothing, comforting .. .VapoRub invi tes restful sleep and keeps on working for hours to relieve distress. And... ONLY VAPORUB Gives You this special penetrating-stimulatingaction. It's the oest known home remedy for relieving miseries ^ m . 4* m^ A of children's 1 1 C 1% 9 colds. Try it! W VAPORUB Story of a Family That Stopped Saying "Where Does Our Money Go?" We'll call them "the Smiths." They didn't seem to spend much—a few dollars here, a few more there . . . but their income just disappeared. Then came the time when they had to pay the same bill twice because they couldn't locate a receipt. That settled it ... they opened a checking > account with the Iowa State Bank! Now they have cancelled checks for every payment, know exactly where their money goes. Looking at that stub balance every time they write a check curbs needless spending—so now they have money left for savings and War Bonds. • Is there a moral in this—for YOU? IOWA STATE BANK ALGONA ' Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Ralph Miller, President Harold Gilmore, Cashier Roy McMahon, Ass't Cashier o Creston Nebr.. Tuesday where ,hey attended the funeral services 'or William Winch, a cousin of the Hefties. •A- miscellaneous shower in honor of Mrs. Stanley Genrich, the former Joyce Brooks, was given Saturday afternoon at the Frank Gronbach home with Ruth Ann Gronbacti and Mrs. Everett Stevens as hostesses. Jennie and Lottie Mason accompanied their brother and sister-in-law Mr. and Mrs. Tom Mason of Clarion to LaFarge, Wis:, Friday where they spent a few days visiting at the home of their sister and brother-in-law. Mrs. Wayne Sanford spent the week end visiting at the 'home of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Sanford in Badger. Mr. and Mrs. Sanford who are former LuVerne residents, had their baby daughter Diana Eloise baptized Sunday in the Lutheran church at Badger by Rev. Wold. Mrs. Wayne Sanford and Robert Bratmiller of Fort Dodge were sponsors. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brattmiller and daughters were also guests at the Sanford home Sunday. No Restrictions On FURNACES Some Models Available New Many familiei will ba enjoying 1091) that new pre-war quality Green Colonial Furnace they've beea waiting for. HAVE YOU PLACED YOUR ORDER? If not, do it cmickly; the d:maad if heavier than the immediate tupply — but you'll alwayi be glad you waited for a Greco . Colonial Furnace, 0cc iu today. Whether you prefer coal, oil or (31 there'* • specially designed Green Colonial Furnace to inture your QIU-FIMQ & Muckey ' Algona, low* GREEIlCOlOniflL FURflflCE SERVICE SEE If You Have Soft Corn To Sell

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