PAGE TWO. aigmt* 9 North Dodge Street — Photos Jfi 7 t7 '.' J W HAGGARD & R. B. WALLER, Publishers Entered as 'Jecond Class Matter at the PMlftKUfli at Algona, Iowa, under net of Congress of Mafth • 3, 1879. Issued Weekly. "~~ National Advertising Representative: National Advertising Service, 1R8 W. Rnn- dolph St., Chicago. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO. One 'Year, in advance •..-'• .........$2.50 Upper Des Moines and Kossuth County Act- vance in combination, per year $4-00 Single Copies.!' 7C SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year, in advance ..........$3.00 Upper Des Moihes and Kossuth County Advance in combination, per year ?o-00 No subscription less than 6 months. * ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per inch 42c OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER Editorial By J. VV. Haggard Union Labor Bitter Against Proposed Law While it may be true thai President Truman has lost some of his one hundred per cent backing "••ince taking over the office of president, he certainly made a hit with the general public last wt-pk when he recommended the passage ql a b:l. in congress with the idea of putting a stop to these terrible strikes which are ruining the country. For many years union labor has been spoiled by being given almost anything they asked in the way of shorter hours and any old wage they might demand The war labor board was made up mostly of union labor men and few employers of labor expected that they would be given justice before the board The jury was packed before the case Was taken before the board. If the union went on a .strike it was taken for granted that they would get anyhing they, asked for. The. whole tiling was a farce, but now Truman's reco'rmneilds a law that perhaps would show justice to both sides in a labor controversy. First he would have a "cooling off" period of thirty days before a-strike cculd be'called, then he would have a "fact finding" board to thoroughly investigate the claims of both .sides and their findings would become absolute. We think that this is about the fairest proposition that we have heard and no one that realty wanted to be fair could reasonably object.' but Phil Murray, head of the C. 1. O., formerly headed by John L. Lewis, jumped to the front and-begun calling the president names, and said that he was trying to ruin the unions. If such a fair proposition as this would ruin the unions, they should be ruined. The unions and their greedy bosses have become so spoiled they think .;that they should have their own way in anything they may demand ;>nd dislike to submit their ease to any-body.pl' fair minded men. These union bosses may be rudely awakened one of these days when the returning soldier boys get into action. They will ting to risk their lives. The country and the re- pleased with the stoppages of the essential industries by strikers demanding prohibitive wages Horn six'to eight times what they have been gel- ting to risk their lives. The counry and- ; .thc're- turning soldiers will back the president in his effort to give the country a square deal in labor disputes. Standing by Our Friends. Great Britain was last week granted a loan Dl four billion, four hundred million dollars by the United States after a month or so of negotiation in Washington with this government. The loan will have to be approved by congress and is then available. Three or four hundred millions will be given England in cash and the rest of the four billions will be given England in the form of credits, the entire loan running over a fifty years period No interest is to be paid for the first five years and after that two percent is to be paid annually which will amount to $1)11,000,000 the first interest paying year. Of course it is to the interest of the United States to see that England does not collapse financially and will again be able to tuko her place in world trade. England certainly took a terrible walloping in the first year of the World War. and her devastated cities still stand as mute evidence as to the destructiveness of the bombs of the Germans. The two brave leaders of England and the United States have passed from the war picture, President Roosevelt by death and Premier Churchill has been deposed by a new prime minister. Both of these great leaders command the love and respect of all peace loving .people and there can be but little doubt that they will be given due credit in history. England and the United States stood together during the stress of the two world wars and the alliance should continue as long as the peace of the world is in jeopardy in any way. After all, England and the United States are more nearly one in customs and thought than any other countries on the globe and it has never been found necessary to build any Chinese Great Wall between the United States and Canada. Truman's Popularity Waning After the death of President Roosevelt last spring both republicans and democrats fell in behind President Truman, his successor, and'prom- ised him undying support in his efforts to keep the country on an even keel during the. trying times we all could see ahead of us. No president ever had more loyal support from both parties, but of late it seems that many of Truman's early supporters are dropping off. President Trumari is now showing his stand on a number of questions that have come before him officially and spine pf us who thought that-we were through with the New Deal after the passing of Roosevelt htive begun to believe that Truman is following his predecessor in some New Deal matters and the enthusiasm for him is ebbing. One of the New Deal's most attractive features was to give almost everybody something without counting th,e cosj or considering the effects. The new $6,OQO,OQO^ftOQ. tux reduction bill is the outstanding examp.ljr of this and there are ra,any other New De.a.1 tenilen-r cies appearing. T.be workers are to be given more pay per hour, the farmer will get further government subsidies, the veterans besides special privileges^ ; aKeAto;get.special., surplus rights and are being promised loans and later a bqnu?, foreign nations are, to re.celve,large Ipajris, mjemb'.er^ o'f-, .congress nr,e to rec.ejye" increasje.cl compeHsiitiojl, 1 business, t?ig and little,, along 'with everybody' else, gets "tax relief." Of course no. one can sny but what many of these "gifts" may bo ot great .merit. (Frank Kent, the columnist, who was a bjtter critic of the Roosevelt adrnjnjstrfltjon, has been keeping a critical eye on Truman lately and has-suggested that the business of giving something to every body has been going on for some time and that in the end it will tarjrig disaster to the whole coun.try. Frank is right, "It lakes money to make the mare go," anci the cotm- try will find it out one of 4Jiese days. Opinions of Other Editors Isolationism in a New piseiitse. (Des Moines Tribune) Isolationism in the old form is dead, but It has come out of its hole in the sand in the new form of imperialism! Charles Lindberghs reported secret talk to 15 .Republican congressmen Is a perfect example. He now admits he was wrong about the war, but he still clings fast to the major p^rruses on which he based Mils erroneous conclusions. These premises are (1) that Russia is a bum, and (2) that we are the Big Cheese. In 1941 Lindbergh argued from these premises that we should k,eep all our strength at home. We couldn't defeat Hitler if we tried, and we didn't want to save Russia anyway! Now he argues from the same premises that we should not trust Russia or the United Nations. Instead, we should try to maintain a rnilitary- naval-air-scienitic lead on THE WHOLE W.OBLP- 'This is the new isolationism which is even more wrong and dangerous than the old. By a tremendous effort, we were able to IICK Italy, Germany, and Japan/together with the even more intense efforts of Britain, Russia and other allies. . . Last summer we were as strong as the whole rest of the world put together in respect to exerting force IN CERTAIN AREAS. . ' But already our great Army and Air Force have melted away, and our Navy is tying up ships and discharging men at a dizzy rate. Our indus- 1rial power and resources form considerably less than half of the world's, and our population and our will-to-power are only a tiny fraction of the world's. . , No effort to be permanently in a position to lick the whole rest of the world is at all realistic, even if it were moral. We are NOT the Big Cheese. We are just one of the family of nations. Our present 'high industrial and naval strength, pur present nigh standards of living and enlightenment, should make us sympathetic to the problems of the rest of the world—not supercilious and superior. On anv realistic long-range view, we can't afford NOT to be friendly. Furthermore. Russia is not an ogre. Russia is verv different from us, and in some ways markedly backward. But our two great countries have in common the two things that count most—desire for peace and for rising living standards. Neither is possible unless Russia and America L'et along, with each other and with Britain. # * * Royal Quackery Elmore Eye: We have thousands of public officials and regulators of business and industry all Irving to figure out some painless scheme whereby we can change over from the most disastrous war in world history to •» peace time economy, with everyone continuing lo get war •wages or beUer, and no one feeling the penalty •that-is inevitablyi exacted nsUhe45rJ<W;oj;.\4l.'ti^rr«» An example of the phoney reasoning that is used in an endeavor to keep wartime profils 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 bv NIC OPA that retail stores must absorb inn-eased cost of manufacuring— its "cost absorption" theory. It is n safe b-H that no store cnn long guar- -nlce employment to a given number unless it has the necessary business. Nor can it lopg absorb higher manufacturing cost in its retail price, if by so doing it operates at a loss or no profit. Even our army of bureaucrats will be out of their wartime jobs and profits if they can't think up something to help keep the wheels of industry turning instead of blocking them wilh theoretical monkey wrenches which destroy rather than en- couraae honest, peacetime employment. Only the lenmendous vitality of our young country enable it In survive the onslaughts^to which'it is subjected from political sources tn.at seek to -make the public believe a fake wartime nrosoeritv can be continued, aivl that bv soaltins industry in some form or other the people can escape the toil and savings necessary to meet tho cost ff war. Guaranteed full employment and cost-absorptiqn are merely tricks to fool Ihfi people a little longer and stave off the real day ot reckoning. *& >(• %' ^ouo.uHs For Gene Nevitlp F,mmelsbur<? Reoorter: E. .T. NevilK Em- metshurK oil man and former merchant, will move to AlKona in the near future to take over the management of the well known Neville Shoe Store of that place. His father, "Jimmy" Neville, is retiring from the active managership of the Algona institution because of his advanced age. and Gene will take over the direction of the business. The many friends of the Neville family here will regret to learn that they are leavina the community Gene is' well known in local business circles. He managed the Neville store here on North Broadway for several years befpre associat- in" with the Farm Service Oil Co. Interested in livestock, he has raised purebred hogs and has been a prominent member of the local Canter Club. ... Gene is wished every success in his nevy undertaking. * * # That's The Community Spirit Hampton Chronicle: The municipal electric light plant at Alaona, established for many years, has spent considerable energy in promoting an outlet fpr electricity. In the meantime the plant has been engaged 'in the retail of light fixtures und appliances. B.ut recently the city administration decided to eliminate the retail part of the business, and notified the public to that effect. The city officials state that they never did intend to"be in the business of competing with the regular retail trade, and that its business is to help build up the town, apd to encourage a live retail list of business men is one of the ways to do. The electric light plant is in the business to sell electric energy, and i£ can best help the community in that way, arid no\ by engaging in the retail trade. The Iowa Public Service Company, anerattng in Hampton for a good many years, iftfjk the same position a number of years ago and discarded all of its retail business, and since then all this trade lias been going to the retail concerns in Hampton and other towns in Franklin county, where there are retailers in the electrical ann,lia,n.ce business. * * * BriU News-TriUuiwi I ca.qnQl <m»te «g?ea with, some of the editorial writers who are frightened because a farm-in Hancock county sold for $250.QQ an acre 'and one. in, •aru.ndy, coMrtty fojf $$0,%" «...,.., The m,an a,n.d, his st>i^ ^.ho bought thai farm are apod farmers. Tftejr n^pjey. will brmg, l-hero. •• more' in that land thjiri they cou.$ get an,# athej! way. And'it will be safer." My idea is that men with large bank accounts looking about for a safe place to invest it are smart to f(n4 a good farm,, then m)y a goo4 PF'P.e ft? tt and mo.v'e on aijfi 4ig out their interest from the land. S^asA ,,^ JagijSaafc.jt. -...». Jai la,tc copy. Of _ lion frorrl'DicK r-uuif ind Mrs.'Jim Poo.1 of, the magazine Will ...,- .,...., publication at the end of this month,. . . judging b'yi'stttfte of thp pictures there WiUbe"a good many kimonas received* this'Side of the Pacific for Christmas. * * * ' ' Sartia Claus, rfcnf %; firist public appearanc^ _ ... last Friday, seems to\have, b'eerj, feeling the sting of Wartime hy* ng ... in a personal interview with the Old Gentleman.' W* "9^ p'd that he has slacked' off tju|te i bit around the waistline . . . I've been doing my bjt," he said with the faint' trace of a grin as lie started running, a big jack of kids'on his heels'.'/ • • • * * '* >• . Had a nice visit witH I}on UsJj- er and his' wife from the O^tosen neighborhood, the other, day in. Ihe office . . . whflp. other, Vjsit-., ors were Lawrence Miller,of Lu Verne, :Maynard H*ytzka>of Lakota, H. R. Elussie.pf Butt, Wmi Arndorfer of St.' Benedict, •'A. L. Baker of Lone Rock, Ralph Kra-, mer of Livermore and . Otto R. Jensen of Fenton. ' •• ; " ."***'• ... > ! STATE OF THE NATION: General Hurley slamming right and left about China. • Army slamming the Navy. Navy slamming the Army. The Marine Corps neutral, which is unusual for the Marine Corps. Republicans slamming the democrats: you would think that each side had tried to sell out to the Japs before Pearl Harbor, to hear the opposition talk.. Tommy Manville going to try it again, number eight or nine, and "for the last time." A contest is' now open to all who wish to enter a guess as to how much it will cost Tommy this time. The CIO'S hair stands on end because President Truman has the audacity to propose national legislation with regard to strikes; everyone else's hair stands on end to hear some of ..the CIO statements., _;• i Iowa eains national news.spot- light when a British war? "bride" turns up hern with an "air corns captain, despite the fact that she has an air corps lieutenant hubby elsewhere . . .he wondered what happened to her ... the stork is coming, too, with the x captain, wHe.Be'>he htis feeeh working for S £6jrtstfU.eti§t-B^Wp'dfty . . .Mike, g'ofi' of. Mft' and • Mrs, Lou Materrj, was in the first -iaAk outfit to go (ftto Italy and finally Germany. NSlfji/ Wn6 observes ,,, ..officially fpr tna area, M »ts downright' mad at DccoraTi fcrid Spencep ..." he says their flow" temperatures ni"? often out 'jpfi.llne oiit'gain ptjblicity jaecause thpy are 'f.hp "i&pte'g IpWest.".'. ,'. see^ms the Spencer' observer has ))iS<in9iryingjj^.pijjfc'at the airport where th.e'y get p" good ,c(-ack at the worst weather, and at £>e- corah they have Ihem down nonr (.he fish hatcneryl coldest spot in "' .TiovVfivcr, is bc-- place" something 'Hie, yipinity. 1 , . ing the '.'coldcfit tp' strive for? The office service flag came fipwn Saturday . i . guess it's time . ... and- a final salute tp A-rhp Pedersen who left the Upper Des Mbines as an apprentice, f'p. eriter . : the arnjy air corps where he Worked his way, to fightpr pilot a>id 'a gold Stan . !•>• ;•- .-, : -if-** . ,John Wirljes of Lakota brought his/two, .children, eldest a daughter : thred, ••down to view the sights! Santa Glaus In particular ". ^They're tpo old for their age," says ;John, after the oldpst Which brines lo mind the thought that if all ihe people who know exactly .what is wrong with the world would do just a little toward fixing it, nothing would b* left wrong. ;,, '''''• * *. * . ;' KEYHOLE KO'RNEB:V The Junior Chambe,r-:of Commerce intends to see that something is done toward increasing hospital facilities here . . . they have received encouragement far iind wide, from persons miles from Algona ... watch for developments. Algona's city government has plans in the blueprint stage for a municipal sewage disposal system and water softening.system . . . when the time is ripe! * * * Memo on a new courthouse: the Federal Government has made funds available to., cover expense of architectural plans of new public buildings. * * * The Italians and the Germans couldn't get lyiike Matern down but we understand he is^—pr we hope by ^his time it is "has been" —seriously ill up in Minnesota Flash By IVfrs. A. M. Anderson Washington: The economic strife throughout America is causing urn mistakable repercussions in Washington. The government lacks vision and a goal to look forward to The result is confussion that is blocking progressive legislation America needs a program for the new automie ape. The .program is ready. It is embodied in the Townsend Bill. The task ahead is to make that legislation the law o the land. Rep. Doughton declared "If I live, the Townsend Plan wil have a hearing." We must wait i. reasonable time for the.committee to schedule a hearing. Algona: The local ;.Townsend Club Auxiliary are kep.t busy getting ready for their' rummage one food sale on Saturday, Pep. 15.— Adv. Insulate New! For A Blown Estimate Cull 767 Home Co* PEL Now Is The Time Leather Chopper Mittens WOOL LINERS ftfesjt , v? a . hte fatfe . -*•... Bis «, whsra I can t*hi ^ \ ; '"• •;'/.. - ft Licenses Two 1 , licenses tb Aved Wore is sued in the, bff ice of Helen White, pWfk of court, thls.sVi went t6;«Tes/O* MlHfi tols K. Weber r £|hl SOt >nn& to i.JfAHn -;J. qg). Lee Deril, both Algonn, DcCi 3. Bup t, Qoys To, • Biit-ti ftphaid o?a,'lni Chat-left Officpr, Jatjrtes, , StevettS pitt* Maf? qld Bates left Manday far Masbfi City and from there were to go to Des Moines to take their ex* amfnations for entrar|.ce AND BAKE Allen's, Motor Saturday, Dec* 15 8 a. in. . OlcJ and New Goods .. Everything;; Clean. 1 • • . 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