The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 29, 1946 · Page 8
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, January 29, 1946
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PAGE TWO_ 9 North Dodge Street — Phones 16-1? ••• J. W. HAGOARD & R. B. WALLER,. Publishers Entered as Uecond Class Matter at the Postoffiee at Algona, Iowa, under act of Congress of March 3, 1879. Issued Weekly. NATIONAL 6DITOFUAU National Advertising itepresentative: National Advertising Service, 188 W. Randolph St., Chicago. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN '.OSSUTII CO. me Year, in advance .......................................... $2.50 oper Des Moines and Kossuth County Advance in combination, per year ..... $4.00 Single Copies.... ..................................................... 7 c SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH Jne Year, in advance .................................... -'- ...... $3.00 '/pper Des Moines and Kossuth County Advance in combination, per year ...... $5.00 \Jr> subscription less than 6 months. ADVERTISING RATES nsplay Advertising, per inrh. . -I2c OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER 1 Editorial By J. W. Hapsard Orton Scores Big Business January 22, 194G. To the Editor: Never before has there been a time in our history when big business and industry has so openly flaunted the welfare of the nation or the rights of the people as in this, the year of our Lord, 104G. When any combination or organization, of labor or industry, become so powerful that it can defy and wreck the government under which we live it becoincs a menace to that government. During the last 75 years we have developed, here in America, a Frankenstein in the person of several combinations of industry upon which the welfare and oxistnnce of the nation depends. First, the steel industry, 'without which other industries cannot survive. Next, coal, which produces our steel. These together with transportation, communication and food processing are the five industries that are absolutely necessary to our nation's life. To place these industries in the unrestrained possession af a few 'individuals, is to menace the cxistance of the nation. We have our civil and criminal codes, under which the individual is both regulated and protected. We do not lose our rights, privileges or liberties because of them, they slabalize our existence and provide for law and order. Why not an industrial code wherein disputes between industry and labor must be settled by court action in place of a condition bordering on anarchy, Bringing hardship, poverty and despair to a nation of 140 million people, 130 million of whom are not associated or connected with the dispute. These wolves of industry, tearing at the heart of our nation must be controlled, for failure to control them means nothing short of" national chaos. The executive branch of our government, after consulting their economists and facttfinding boards (composed of the most 'briliant men in our nation) has repeatedly called for legislation from our Congress, but Congress—all down through history has 'been the bulwark of the vested interests of industrialism. Never in history do I find where it has been the friend of the common man, in passing legislation in his favor, until driven to do so by the people, led by a "Richard Norris" or a "Bob LaFollett" who force such legislation in spite of Congress. It took Robert LaFollett twenty years to get his income tax bill through Congress—"To soak the rich" (?) and another twenty years to pass the 16th amendment to the Constiution, to make it a law. Congress has -since that time, clone nothing but pass subversive legislation to nullify that law in <favor of the rich. Even in the last three months Congress has repealed the excess profits tax amounting to an estimated $1,700,000,000 "to help industrial reconversion", and as a diplomatic offset another $1,400,000,000 in income taxes to- the dear people with W'hich to buy the industrialists goods. Then as an outright gift to the industrialists $200,000,000 income tax with whvch to fight labor. Since the passage of the IGth amendment in 1913, hundreds, yes thousands of millions of dollars in shady income tax rebates. It is high time the people become conscious of the situation, and that—'before the war powers of the President expire.—CLARK ORTON. %•%•!{• Our Japan correspondent tells us that a man can buy a wife over.There for 1.000 yen. Solving the Strike Problem At last the solution of the strike problems have been solved by a humble citizen of ESthervillfr Iowa. The Estherville man Whose name is Smith, hns advanced a seemingly very sensible suggestion. After reading for weeks all ihe arguments rela-' tive to the various strikes and threats to strike.' proposed in the various industries throughout the country, he says that he is forced to the conclusion that if the various unions have the immense strike funds which are claimed for 'them, they vastly better off were they to invest these same funds in the shares of the corporations by. whom 1 they are employed, and reap the big dividends which they claim the corporations are able to pay* Of course there is a great amount of pure bulwash going around in union labor circles about.the big profits being enjoyed by many corporations. Of course these corporations are bound to sjipw their 'profits under oath when they file tlieir annual income tax reports and 'it is possible if their profits are under question, to investigate and find out exactly what profits they have reported and sworn to. However, the suggestion of Mr. Smith would seem to have a great deal of/merit, and .in our opinion the hundreds of -thousands of strikers might .find it to their advantage to spend their huge strike funds for stock in the companies which they claim are making enormous profits. *i;-^',* • ' !..,i'.;..-;.. ^^/.••/•V* ."••.•" ;:-'^'i.'S-H* : .yt"iS ? lift, Iflffdh, at shew! I ^eelve navy cefitef at Iowa Cliy. ' SwM City: Stxty-bne nelgh- bbfs and friends .gatheted at Bert' Cfiff home Sunday night for 6 fttfewell party, bringing well . tegfeh Auitiliaiy -will filled baskets of food arid have -the most pep ^ so il is with the Junior Chamber of Commerce and Lions Club in Algona . . . each is young) in .years and spirit . . .and each 'his a lot of get-up.-andfgo . ., . 4he older organizations of a community sometimes tend to coast .after they've operated about so long, and .the newer groups put them back on their , toes, which: is ,a good thing. * * * Down «1 >fhe Ctentrtil IteijUial, one of the nurses really Was flustered <the bther day when -a practical joker, making delivery of a large .parcel, asjked her "where do you > want this case of whiskey -put." .The 'nurse took. They are losing millions, of dollars every day him at'his ,wor'd and -scurried af- : they are out on strike when they might be pgrtici- ) ter Dr. Harold Meyer to find out paling in the fat 'profits made 'by the corporations • • • Dr. Me yer, with a somewhat according to their story. President Truman's fact' | surprised look finding boards could only at the best verify the j unriddled the riddle, and the figures already filed with the government giving I the exnct amount of the company profits in their [ income tax reports. Now these labor boys are shown exactly how they may get in on the fat stuff without even going to the trouble of calling strikes which slow down the business of the country and wastes many millions of dollars. It may fee that the labor unions want to get in on the "fat profits" without taking any of the chances of busi. ness or investing a cent. Single Term for President One of the best suggestions we have seen in politics is that the president and members of congress should only be allowed to serve one term, and that the terms should be made longer perhaps. In an address before the delegates to the lown Taxpayers association 'held in Des -Moines recently, W. R. Boyd, Cedar Rapids, chairman of the finance committee of the Iowa State Board of Education, told the meeting that he believed the United States' only chance of remaining a republic lies in a provision for a single six-year term for the president and one giving the United States senators a longer term with no re-election. .Mr. Boyd voices an idea that this writer has long held. It has shown up frequently that a president or senator has spent most of his time between elections laying the wires for a re-election, and quite frequently being bluffed 'by large organized blocs of voters like the labor unions into supporting vicious legislation. The 'big labor unions have been babied by the late President Roosevelt until it is becoming increasingly evident that they feel strong enough to dominate the government. The president of the United States, if he cnres to be re-elected, must court their fnvor and consent to them getting anything they may ask. With a single term the president and congress would not have to ask any odds of any grasp-. ing bloc and wouj'd be able to givg^iistice to all, interests. We"can't sce'anyffimg wron single term idea. T. C. Hutchison and his family started for a motor trip to California, recently ... at Humboldt, after taking mental, inventory as do all travelers, of what they had. along, they suddenly remembered .they 'had left their Clothes on a flock of hangars, turned .around and came back after 'them. 4 * * Speaking of cheerleader^. . . and we've mentioned quite,<a;few lately.. . . Shirley Elbertftjdaugh- ter of Mr. and Mrs. Jame^Blbert, a large rock oh his head, Walking Mottle 'from school during ;,thj6 noon,hour . . . Upon inquiry he said his name was Bobby >Barr, that he was carrying the rock on his head to see-if-he, could do it all the way home, ; that he-.likeS to skate, and that he also has a paper;route i,. , if you wonder Why.we mention-dlli'this,'try balancing a large rock on your hcaa for a few blocks, *.**•• (ORIST W THE MILL: Res- tauranleer Bradley of : Bancroft Coffee, cupping While -on an Algona-visit .... Algona • creamery butter going to both coats, anpl other city points, as cans for help to ease buttef shortages fjcpm friends, relatives and .come form er fteighbprs.tb local f6jks, same is shipped via refrigerated express .safely . . . The sheriff of Palo Alto'county, B. F. Montgpmer.y, •who died suddenly recently,. attended a meeting of law enforcement officers and FBI men at the •P.OW.-camp hefe the .night before; he'wias stricken..-. . Hotel Man •'Boss .of Des 'TVIdines, who got his start!.in Algona, heard .quite a bit 61 comment, personally, while here recently, about the.need for better facilities locally . . . Coun*v Commander Walt Engel of Lu Verne (American Legion), in 'town working'out details for the •flve'covmty rally here Feb. 15 '. . . what'Algona needs: as sub-' ',mitted ; ' : 'in' chance conversations round' 'affd about — hospital, hotel, thousing, youth /recreation cente^, municipal . or memorial of money as,,6 token 6f their es .teem and friendship for the^eou ipte,Who -ate leaving the .-neigh-i bbrhood' to reside in their'-S^er' City -home, which- they purchas ecLa .short time .ago. Seven ta-. . bles Of 500, constituted the <enteiS tainment for the evening. ; Charles QUinn captured high prizedtor,men and Also the;door prize. ' High .prize for women went to Mrs. George Schueler. The Carrs have farmed .in northwest Kossuth ;for .36 .years, coming here from Illinois. /They expect to move into Swea City about'March'l.'Hollis'Beadle.-has rented the farm. Navy Nurse Home :Lt. Thelma Appell of the navy nurse corps is: here spending part rong Opinions of Other Editors We Are Taxed To Death. Ackley World: Senator Carter Glass, the Virginian, ot 87, (the unregenerate Confederate" as President Roosevelt admiringly referred to him^ is reported not to have ventured into the senate chamber in four years—but he draws his twelve -thousand a year with regularity, and is classed as one of the nation's best. It is easy sailing to him. Well, maybe Carter Glass is .entitled to such a pension, but ^business and industry are "taxed to death." EARL INSURES A HOT SPOT. Humboldt Republican: Politics are warming up. Earl Miller who will be remembered for the foolish things he did as a state officer some years ago, is again in the race—or thinks he is. It is more than probable that Mr. Miller will get it vhere the chicken got the ax. now of Waterloo but. '\ formerly Algona, is .a cheerleader at Sa-. cred Heart Academy, there .!,> she is the blonde in a brunette- redhead-blonde combination. * * * ~"™ Last week, Tuesday evening, a rural couple came to Algona to hear the Rotary lecture speaker . . . one of the four meetings the one tonight was slated for the Methodist church, the rest in the high school auditorium . . . the couple thought it was the Methodist church last week, saw cars parked there, entered, got there just in time for the Miller- Hardgrove wedding ceremony. 4 * * Speaking ef that Rotary program, the speaker, Simon Davidian, said that the questions asked him in the afternoon high school lecture, were the most . intelli-,'; m ake,'it; r: and the elan has been gent he had heard anywhere dropp!fe», l tfemporarily at least . . . if Jt isn't revived, a verbal salute,; anyway, to the hundreds 'hoi-did something and provid- ithe necessary cooperation at mfe to keejTlhifBTill rSTTing to-" ward victory. ,".< • * * ,* Famous Last Line — You remind me of Senator Claghorn! Dimes benefit sale iy and •,3fttui4fty, #iu go-r <& ?ttes\ "m foundatibn fq¥-theV6radlc*t: infantile paralysis • • ,<•-'; ifvriVi'r; Mrs*., ?MeI ''J^oMf^x). i»»vy ,,,-.. K v.-.- -, day for Chicago'on a ^usinessi, trip., v ;^ v ': , \; ; >-;Y'^T,V; The ,i$*taer Auxiliary 'y/i\ llaegion ,, „ T . -.., OJdj^patf dance-rat tftetfjoh vhfljl nigh t,., Jan. ; SO. An, extended to .all ex-service also those 'home\6h C Swea City '« Milk Deliveries Altered Linus P«>eraph week -that Ihey y/i •n)llk deliveries Feb. 1. An ,- Swea /building, sewage disposal plant, better street paving, wider streets, elimination of some of . the nnscenic scenery as you en- [ ter the city from north, south and northeast. 1 . . but especially, emphasis on the housing. 44* An effort was made a few weeks back to work out a program to honor the many volunteer workers throughout the icounty during the war years . . . 'every drive, bonds. Red Cross, relief and others, all had men and .Women who volunteered much •time.,energy and often money in ^putting worthy projects over . . . vthc plan included an invitation to 'Harold Stassen, former Min- snespta ..governor, more recently iCaptaitft'In the Navy, the t' Tspeaker . . . he couldn't from a high schohol audience... which should make students and teachers swell with .pride. I.IL.C IVJ t-ULf *. KM *•• »»••"• gjk_ • aTSoufTtheT Fred Shilts attefltfSd IPshoe convention in St. Louis some lime back, and the president of a large shoe company happened .by, greeting everyone in the approved manner . . . he stopped by Fred, and asked him his name ... "Shilts, Shilts," said the/executive, "say, I .know you— Fred Shilts, Algpna, Iowa—I awlays wanted to meet the fellow who writes .a signature like you do." ' A spy reports to us that there may be a ballet number at the annual Charity Ball . . . one has been suggested the chief How about this? ... a pfc in Honolulu tried to re-enlist, was rejected because of an ear defect . . . then he asked to get out of the army, was turned clown because he did not have enough Someone said marriage was like a bath: the time you get used to it, it is not so hot. By General's Lady Ask to See Style No. 497 As Sketched Buckle my Shoe! Ranking General ONLY ONLY $2.48 This walled last blucher .tie might have been designed for Mrs. Blucher. It's a neat, practical shoe ,on a medium heel for walking, and there's a ; long-wearing leather sole, too! Carried in tan leather , or black crushed kid. Ask to See Style No. 1036 As Sketched Open toe, open heel sandal in black gabardine. What could be niore right? And with a buckle for fit, and a wedge heel for comfort, it's just the shoe at ONLY problem will, of course, be where to get or how to develop a ballet ... after they see --the Lions and Jay Gees in theilr basketball game they may get some good ideas . . . particularly if Frank Roscoe wears the corset he is planning to don. T * * MAIL BAG: A letter" from Ethel Ande'rson Mott, who formerly ran a beauty shop here _____ says she is going to St. Louis for a time . . . wants her .paper handled accordingly. Slippery-Roads; A Close Call, Sexton Sexton: Earl Angle and his little son, Gary, escaped vvhat might have been a very serious accident, Wednesday morning. Just west of''.the Sexton store, a pickup truck driven by Frank JVIayland of Titonka, coming from ithe' east, turned out to go aroJnd the. 'Angle car, but another machine from the opposite direction forced Mayland to turn back into the westbound lane, striking the Angle car on a rear fender and knocking the baby to the floor. Slippery roads and bad driving ^conditions have nearly re- ; sulted. in other accidents locally. .A car, unidentified, went into a ditch and turned over near the church at the west end of town, breaking one wheel completely 'off. A tow car from Algona Hauled it away. '.. Hem's the S2.25 Ask to See Style No. 223 As Sketched Although it isn't an army shoe, it is a ranking general shoe, because it is suitable for so many occasions and very practical too, with its closed-up look. Made on a low heel with leather sole, it is available in either tan side or black crushed kid. JIMMIE NEVILLE & SON NEWPOWTIAC l# fh« FINEST OF THE IAMOIS "SItVJKIt STHKAKS" "ispg mptoned clu' c ^^.life r^oveT'co^R. Prewar, PoniUc built |i car which gained a nationwide reputation for QUALITY. Now, for 1946, impressive improvements ?.nd refinements have betn added. ThU all adds up to i one fact: The New Pontiac for 1946 is the finest of a long line of fine cars... the finest of the famous "Silver Streaks." 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