The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 22, 1946 · Page 8
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 8

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, January 22, 1946
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i '' ' 1 '' : '''' ;5 '"^' ® • -" •,* "- 1 .V *'•'• V i" 1 ; •.„ ', '- *t: .'•' " ': ' '--. '''*' s PAGE TWO. Ill*- 1 -'—"t -%>-' tippet 36e* Jltotoes 9 North Dodge Street — Phones 18-17 J. W. HAGGARO fe R. B. WALLER, Publishers Entered as Second Class Matter at the Postoffice at Algona, Iowa, under act of Congress of March 3, 1879. Issued Weekly. "NATIONAL COITOWAL. SSOCATION National Advertising representative: National Advertising Service, 188 W. Randolph St., Chicago. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTII CO. One 'Year, 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 OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER Editorial By J. W. Hageard Truman May Need Help President Truman, whose presidential term started out so promising, with everybody saying a kind word for him, including both democrats and republicans, is now facing problems-Anal, are terrifying and most everybody is criticising him. It is indeed true now that 'the honeymoon is over" and when we are dissatisfied with the aftermath of war, the disastrous strikes and everything we are inclined to cuss Truman. It is safe to say that the president is not sleeping well nights and sometimes wishes that the job of presidenlying had not been wished on him. He never wanted the job and now that he is in it "up to the neck" he perhaps more than ever realizes what a thankless job lias been forced upon him. If he stands up to the greedy labor unions and stops them in their attempts to dictate to the government, he is perhaps losing all chance of endorsement at the next presidential election. The labor vote is the largest of any single bloc of voters in the country and they are determined to "rule or ruin" the country. It is our opinion that Mr. Truman would like to give justice to all sides and good citizens should back him up, be they democrats, republicans or just plain "Reds". Kent, the Washington columnist, who was a bitter critic of the late President Roosevelt, suggests that President Trumon seek the confidence and advice of some of what he calls the "older statesmen" and calls to mind that the late President Roosevelt wisely sought the advice of B. M. Baruch when the situation seemed to be unsolvable. Mr. Kent says that some of the best minds in the country should be consulted, and mentions Ex-President Hoover and former Secretary of War Stimson, who together with Mr. Bjiruch would make a trio of able and disinterested, advisors who* would have 'the confidence of the country. -It is true that Mr. Hoover and Mr. Stimson are republicans, but before everything else they are Americans and put patriotism above all party lines. None of these men would ever be accused of hav- inv an axe to grind for themselves and would command the respect of both democrats and republicans. The suggestion of Mr. Kent is a good one and we think that President Truman would be wise to follow out the idea which would take off some of the great burden now being carried by himself. Demobilization Or Draft? Congress is acutely conscious of. two things. First, that soldiers, sailors and marines now overseas want to come home. Second, that the present draft law is expiring this spring, and unless it is renewed replacements for the services will not be forthcoming in large enough quantities to meet the demands of occupation forces. Which way will Congress go? There seems to be only one answer—renew the draft law or conscription act. Men with any length of service at all, and by that we mean two years at least, have served their time. A one-year draft law is going to hurt no one. It can provide a healthy physical training program, and a chance to travel and look the world over for the young men called up, without seriously disrupting their entire lives. It would allow the return of men who have earned the right to return. Certainly, we cannot just pull completely out of either Germany or Japan, or some of the other places we now have men. It has cost too much in blood to thus throw everything overboard. The spectacle of men carrying on demonstrations in front of the people they have conquered is bad enough. It is a far cry from the first impression our forces gave, that of strength, Unity flfltl an unconquerable spirit. ' Regardless of what pressure Congress may have brought to bear on it, to' throw this,conscription act out the window now will be asking for more overseas trouble, and a horrible situation where we cannot hope to maintain our position throughout the world. And, as an afterthought, if the draft'boards run low on manpower, how about taking a few of the present-day strikers who were deferred all though the war because they were in "essential" industry? —R. SB. W. ••> Would Rather Be Iowa Girls Than Queen Of England That the girls and young wives of Iowa are happy and satisfied-with their lot in life was indicated by a Gallup poll taken last .week .and printed in the Register. OC the six young women interviewed every one of them said that they would rather be themselves than Princess Elizabeth, daughter of the king and queen of England, and heir presumptive to the British crown. We always knew that most Iowa girls had a pretty good opinion of themselves. The question asked was "Would you rather 'be yourself pr iPrineess Elizabeth, 19, heiress presumptive to the'British crown?" Of the six handsome young worrten answering the query all seemed better satisfied with their lot in life and preferred it to that of being the queen of England. One of the givls, all of whom were pictured, was Mrs. Phyllis Woise, 10, of Bode, in Humboldt county, who gave her employment as that of a waitress. iMrs Weise, said: "Definitely myself. I'm very happy because I think I have the most marvelous husband in the world. Princess Elizabeth is still looking for a man. I guess it would be nice having her clothes and money, but I wouldn't care about having all the publicity she gets along with it." Why Editors "Blow Up" Last Friday, a large, well fed looking fellow dropped into the office with a publicity handout. He referred to Judge Somebody -who was the head of the committee and asked if we would -put the item in the paper. The item started out this way: "Unemployed veterans are eligible for readjustment (unemployment) allowances of $20 a week for each week of total unemployment . It then went on to ask that all claims be filed at the U. S. Employment Service, Algona. * tt i;< All right, Mister, there is the item! * ». * But, before our visitor departed, we got a few things off our chest. We don't think the average veteran wants to come home and loaf ... to apply for unemployment compensation. He wants to go to work, to have a good job. That's the thing he's dreamed jiboul. And here is a representative of the "employment service," not around -trying to find jobs or place men in jobs, but around telling them how they can get $20 a week for not working. It is our candid opinion that the USES is doing more to throw road blocks in the path of real reemployment and return to normalcy than any other group, unless it be the piggish labor unions. If the boys jn the, labor unions don't work,- our-BuggeStlorrtb tfte USES* t') place all veterans looking for jobs in these lush, high-paying, low working hour jobs. But for the sake of the future we hope that taxpayers' money is not being spent by the USES to sell returning veterans'on the idea of not working, and of loafing on a $20 a week handout. —R. B. W. Opinions of Other Editors The Widow's "Might". Nprthwood Anchor: In Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt's 'case one might change the Bibical term to read "The Widow's Might." At least she should bo financially comfortable, for a time at least, without dipping into that part of the million dollar fortune left to her by her husband, the late President. With a $12,000 a year salary as one of the appointed delegates to the United Nations organization and her $5,000 a year lifetime pension to which is added free postage the wolf hasn't much chance of getting anywhere near her doorstep. For many years widows of Presidents, some of them not so rich as Mrs. Roosevelt, have been granted pensions of the same amount. One has to recogize that the lady has much ability but hot more than many other outstanding women who get just little if any recognition. One wonders v/hat must be the feelings of injustice of the part of thousands of worthy widows or worthy men who are today existing on state age-old pensions, partly government paid, of from $12 to $25 a month. There's something: about the Navy! ... a sailor in Wyoming swallowed a mouse, light bulb, razor blade, to keep fellow passengers on a train amused. The New Jeep IS HERE ON DISPLAY at SCHULTZ BROS. Armin Wesley Willys C»r*» Tnic Across from Fairgrounds on Highway 169 Phone 075 A Whiifetaare sailor,. .Eddie Schumacher, seamanv.first 'cla&£ got on .-Kay :;Kyser!s,>Kqllege. of Musical KnowledgejMast Wedhos- day night".'., .like most radio programs, your reporter .wasn't, listening too closely, when all of a sudden the words Wliittombre, Iowa, snapped hini out rtf'it . hope Eddie had ,tt ,gObd .time, wherever the broadcast".Camp from. • \'" "V«!••'• ; ''"'••'•'•'"^ AROtWP THE TOWN!;.,, < Ladies of Ui'S. ; W. A! "piling; mending, sorting,' '• packaging clothes for overseas relief ship* ment at Allen Motors . . . .Don Nelson, newly afiliated with the Kossuth -Motor Co., Working on plans for rearrangement and expansion of the local garage . . . Horace Clapsaddle and Charlie' Barringer pondering the -potenjr tial tomato crop, and type • of fertilizer to use in their garden plot between station -and sidewalk..; that's rushing the season a bit, but maybe the fertilizer market calls for early placing of orders '. . . Loren BroWn 'procured a new boiler to replace 1 '., the''one. ruined in the dairy explosion within 24 hours aftjer'.the accident . . . still to - be delivered, however . . . Chet Kurtii wonder!- ing where two new-'.-«mployes .of Swift's, here, are going to liye . . . Lawrence Gillespie with ija nice, new display raak fpr,;maga- zihes at the SmokeV^c-p!';..>< The Algona Produce emRJdJte' 21 ;r girls and a total of about^qup 35'-peO- ple—did you know "that? . . . <'a lineup of from 10 to 25 at the USES office—are they afterjobs . . . Marv Clement'-and wife~having someone snap a picture, of them in front of the station ... comments from ..a -host of people that something should be done—and quickly—about relieving the housing shortage,here. tj! ''f tjl Basketball is getting to be not only a contest .between teams, but a real show put on by cheerleaders of opposing factions . . . St. John's of Bancroft sent down a foursome in Marjorie Dudding, Marianne Menke, Monica Mulligan and Shirley Kennedy, last week in the Academy game, that put on quite a show . . . they executed a routine that was as good as their team's play—and their team wort , ••;'. and not thpt the local cheerleaders .were slow, eith* er. WEEKLY :Ptf 2S5Lfi! Judge in $cranlon< v'Pa.,' refused -to grant a 'divorce on "grounds that .an unhappy mnr,riage. . is not .a reason for a divtoi'ce;. . ; wonder if he can think.6£ a-better reason. . . ' • ' • • • ' •• • . lake lime out from .our work .long- enough to ppnder/'the fact'tha,t'jhe cost per year,pf;run-' riing th'e Ijnited Nations. Qrgan- izatiQn .to;' till 51 countries wqyld be less tn,aiv half the amount' of money spent by this country 'in .a single 'day of the-wa,r just ended '.'•. . it -will 'bo -nothing.'less than criminal if the common -peo-- pie of .this country who -fight and pay for the wars don't force our bwn leadership to actively participate in the UNO and -make, every ofort to develop it into a workable -organization . . . after all, that's one thing that has nev-i er been tried to prevent wars, 'a world cooperative group to keep the peace. ••'.•'• •'' ' get into the back end of cither of the local bakeries while' baking ". . . best small ever no wonder moths don't feel like _slaving over that hot stovej thesel'days. ; . i ' , . .- • '!• * * , 'L'elier from Dick Lund, in the Philippines, • who enjoys the p^Hgj;. when he gets it, but doesn't get it often enough . . . expects to "be home in a couple tnonths. ... * • * * i» "Tolo" is gone ... we remember how he used to have the knack of opening doors so he could get upstairs to his master ... a good dog. « i!> * Roy Ingham won't fell you if you don't ask some questions, but in his :first submarine cruise, as : the pigiboat was ten miles out into' Long Island Sound, only an emergency, underwater turn saved the boat from a German forpedo. Sound .gear picked up the enemy '.'.torpedo as it approached. The sound men knew by the revs recorded that it was; jj torpedo, f • : * * « Ridenour, Lu Verne farm- ' ,» j • • • " •- • • .'/ •• ' • i. . We have just been very fortunate to receive two 3-horse-power, single phase electric . motors \that have been wanted by so roany the last two years. They arc the well known Baldor ball bearing', air cooled type, -a.nd of course, guaranteed. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED, ON THESE TWO The Algona Hard ware O. FtiPefcrson BEST RECAP MONEY/ Poiitive Mechanical Preoauj* I Insures Perfect Circle, Balanced Recapa DIFFERENCE REPAIRING No <icj»W«ll h«»tpr dutortion; erv '•|fl:V^-(pft|Sf . t eerily, . e* but dfted or should Aplaee the VMth Ibflg SefV,ice as ' rapidly as possible. .We agree with him, but the draft 'Will haVe to he Continued to do So, and the draft isn't too ;0ft]pi$iia1»; " ' : •* "•" '..-.'.#.*•* . . ih» :14>yeaispld girl jnen 'It vWas -hot our ihteiltfbn :to-(5atise; you to be "kidded" . by . your 'claSSmated bedau'sie " you 'talkejl ab6Ut. vyotii* .ttMjendix ..opef.atjoh with your first flats .'» ; mdidn't mention your n.artie,' and tye didn't thihk oth&'s wolild kno% ... \/e trjist th'a.t your cl&ss- tnates will realize ithat there. is n difference between "fun" and . * ' :« '; •* • ' ;'••'. •.': n K«n«flck > vita all set .for : Christmas ev.en if at sea, but at r.thft iCttjcial rniirjiejit -his ship -crossed the ;internjjtipnal riate,.afid -thus-frtissed 'the 6ccas- ; ion .entirely,. . ,. .well, icdrn ing back. ;t>.QCi >you ^picked -up a d£y, even ;if .gojng over your.. lost .Christmas. . ' .•* .*' * . ' • '.The local iflfth .grades :had n basketball /jga'nte ilasf .week, and spmehow : or : ^lther ;the .tearh cap-' tains ,were.fsele£tfe'dsby a yotevof the ..entire /class;* >ir$ludiftg ;thd gifls.. . .resulti-was^that: Danny; Sfeyille M& '• iBillyf ; •HUtchinson werevelectfed . . '.'se'eiris.rthey; we're, sort of ithe of: '?;.- •'.'''•,".•. .'' J '?'-•: . •.<;-... '. ;'...i'- :_• !"• •.'-. -_ .--,'• ;'-\\ '•' '..,-'.!';". ,;i'|;"-iV"i '.*;>''••; '•'" Vir *"•''«•' ^>^~'}K''"s' ' l '''''^ r k ;i : that the w^orfteh Your Support at the June Ji Ed. Chambers 300 Wash CoHon Prints Seersucker ;Sizes:^ -•~j ;'.' ?i $5 .10 .95 URHHR THE QfcD RT: "%w ypif at. the nigviei last .night, < That w»8 wite a we^en4 wtnt tbroHgh,. wasn't it?" /^^: "S^« WM,;but people won't t^ily .uj^rstend it." by i f «YWI fer dfem » < 'it ww^^

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