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$*'., :a>F»<-g«SSsSS!E«f3;' MiS^S®,!"! ; : ;ift * PAGft TWO. 9 North Dodge Street— -Phones 16*17 J. W. HAGGARD & R. B. WALLER, Publishers Entered ns Second Class Matter at the Postoffice at Algona, Iowa, under act of Congress of March 3, 1879. Issued Weekly. ,.., NATIONAL CDITOW At-* SSOCIATlN National Advertising Representative: National Advertising Service, 188 W. Randolph St., Chicago. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO. One Year, in advance $2.50 Upper Des Moines nnd 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 nnd Kossuth County Advance in combination, one year $5.00 No subscription less than G months. ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per inch ........42c OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER Editorial By J. W. Haggard Bust the Clothing Jam While the people of the United States are suffering for all kinds of men's clothing and shirts and the retail stores of the country find themselves unable to buy men's shirts and ready made suits, ii is said thnt there is actually an immense supply (i; both already manufactured and ready for sale to retailers, but which ;ire toeing held apparently lor higher prices. There really is no shortage, but merely a "bot. tie neck" caused mostly by the greed of the manufacturers who are trying to make it appear as bungling by the office of price administration, ft certainly" looks to us folks on the sidelines, as merely a strike of the 'big manufacturers of shirts and ?iiits in an attempt to force unduly 'high prices. Even the custom tailors right here in Algona find it almost impossible to obtain cloth for suits, and the prices are simply "collossal". Suits that formerly sold before the war at S58 and S60 are now priced from S90 to SI00 and you are considered in luck if you can get them at the big figures asked. It is officially reported that there are from 750 thousand to a million suits and three mil lion-shirts in warehouses of the manufacturers in the east now being held off the market awaiting for still higher prices. At the same time the people of the country are going around with little clothing and their bottoms exposed to the wintry blasts that are now prevailing all over the country... Now." the good people are searching their homes for clpth'ng to send to the poorly clad people of devastated Europe. What to do we cannot say, but it is certain that there ought to be some way of getting the clothing jam busted. Gov. Blue for Second Term The campaign for governor of Iowa opened up last week when Governor Robert D. Blue announced his candidacy for re-election to a second term. At the same time it was intimated in the press that Brigadier General Geo. Olmstead of Dos Moines will contest for the republican nomination with Blue. Gen. Olmstead who is in army service stationed at Washington at present, recently visited Des Moines and told his friends that he may be a candidate against Gov. Blue. Gen. Olm. sied is only recently home ifrom China and has a fine record as a soldier. However, this may be we rather fancy that Gov. Blu« will be given the usual second term as governor. About the only thing Gov. Blue has been criticized for his handling oi. the Elclora reform school matter, but the assertion of Jake Moore, state democratic chairman, that the governor should be blamed in the matter, i:i regarded as silly by most people. On the whole Gov. Blue has made a record as good or better than his predecessors, Hickenlooper and Wilson and should be given a second term without question. The state treasury is said to be in the best condition it has shown for years, and all the state institutions are being checked for needed improvements. The Elclora situation is steadingly grow, ing better and Gov. Blue is seeing to it that all of our state institutions are to be given a thorough going over and put in the best shape possible. Gov. Blue should receive the endorsement that he fully merits. G. O. P. Faces Decision. Gov. Dwighl Green of Illinois received such widespread publicity because of his recent speech —particularly in the re-actionary. old-guard republican press, that it can be fairly assumed that he speaks for that section of the GOP. This being the case. Gov. Green's address if. worth study. No person in his or her right mind, unless a personal political appointee of the present democratic administration can fail to find much to criticize in both the Roosevelt and Truman administrations. But it is also a safe bet that many of the things accepted during the past 12 years are here to stay. Even a republican landslide v.'ould not find them removed from the statutes. But Gov. Green's speech is like slamming the door in the face of any progressive-minded person who isn't too particular about party designation. In brief, Green preached a self-centered America, drawing into itself. This is the very essence of isolationism. This is the same bug preached by the various old guard elements prior to Pearl Harbor. This is the same "ostrich in the sand" idea that caused Wendell Willkie to write "One World", that caused Harold Stassen to leave a governorship for a uniform-—because both Willkie and Stassen knew their own party was wrong, and fought the fight of crusaders against an economic and political theory that they knew was disastrous. Willkie is gone; Stassen wilKfight on. But Gov. Green sketched the platform for the old guard. He represents the Taft-Martin-Bricker line of thought, and if his viewpoints are final and are accepted by the republican party, it will succeed in once again shutting out of its ranks the liberal-progressive element in political thinking that is not the slave of any party, but has the balance of power when it comes to natiqnal flec- tions. R.'"B. W. : A lady Is a won?an. wtjp makes it man to be a gentleman. State -Governor Robert Blue, in announcing as a candidate for reelection, Calls attention to the fact that the state's finances are in excellent shape. He reminds us tihat the slate has almost 30 million in war bonds, and tidy other financial reserves. That is, of course, good news. But it also causes one to wdftder Why, 1ft view of the fact that various state revenues are bringing in so much money, some form of tax relief is not provided for the state's taxpayers. If, lovvn is receiving more money in revenue than it can possibly use, and the Cash reserves •need no further padding, Why not simply reduce taxes somewhere down the line. For instance, why is the state income lax a necessity any longer? With liquor stores rolling in the money, sales taxes, gas taxes, property taxes, all producing revenue, the slate income tax might easily be dropped. The .federal government, not the state governments, is the one that has had to shoulder the costs of the war and will be carrying them for years to come. The general public can expect some relief in federal taxes, but not too much, <tor a number of years. But state expenses had no particular added burden because of the war, although the state benefited by increased incomes and war prosperity. No better present could be offered the people of Iowa than elimination of at least one of the present means of squeezing extra money out of the public. —R- B- W. Calamity—One Quart a Month! During the month of February, state liquor store patrons will be confined to one bottle of whiskey for the month. After a Christmasy December, wilh an extra bottle thrown in, the quota dropped back to two bottles in January, and now has declined to a were one. Liquor store employees say that they are receiving daily grumbles from all directions, and point out in sdlf defense that they do not make the ruling, only carry it out. What the supply situation is, only the state liquor commission probably knows. Illinois, Min_ nesota, Nebraska and Missouri are all neighboring states that will of course benefit by the one-bottle ruling for February. Actually, one bottle should be enough, but judging by the heavy increase in sales, month by month, and the increasing number of liquor permit holders, it would seem that regardless of how lowans may vote on such matters, they are doing considerable drinking, and liquor store employees will probably hear a lot more grumbling before the month is over. —R. B. W. 9&i one woman a. pair of new stockings] recently , . , told that there were none of the type she wanted available, she took the clerk into 'the back of the store, showed her large runs and holes in her stockings, and walked out With'a new pair after rummaging around found them . . . inside dope has it that nylons will be back with us in quantity in a few weeks or mohths.^^ ^t^...^^.^. • * MIr * * * Down for the township committee meeting of the county soil conservation project for 1946, Leonard Seitooldt • of Lakota, Lincoln township, dropped • in with another committeeman, to renew his subscription. It was an opportune visit for Dave Grimes, also of Lincoln, who is now a new subscriber to the Algona papers . . "I just wen"; in to keep warm While Leonard paid his subscription," remarked Dave," and now I'm a subscriber, too." * * * ... "I want the manager," said a man, entering a local store, car- eaning slightly. Tie was directed to him, told ri.-n that a baby was due in a day 01 two, .but that they had no diapers and. no money for dippers. ''I'm a veteran," said the woozy one. "I'm a veteran too," came the reply, 'and if you've got money enough to get drunk you've got mbney enough to buy diapers.'* Incidentally, moil ex>S6tvlc6 men have the desire to get back into the groove and go to work, but there will always toe a few who expect to,ride all the rest.of their livens bri/; Having been in uniform. ". • . From Or, W.;'.£>. AA&MWte Al« ibuquerque, New Mexico, tW6 'excellent pieces of literature from that City's Chamber 6f Commerce, and in one of thetn a £!<*- ture of Doc's new building, now Hearing completion . . . guesgthat southwest City is really booming from all reports . . . there was three cents due oh that envelope, loo, Doc! * * * FAfcMfcRS ANB RADtOt The Bureau of Agricultural Economics recently surveyed the farmer about his radio, and its programs. What some said: "If it weren't for my family, I'd throw it out ... all you hear is junk and commercial and murder mystery." "There isn't anything on the radio I want to.hear more of." "The fellows Who put out that stuff must think we are plenty dumb." ; All in all, the farmers said they often turned off their sets because there Wasn't anything fit to hear, but that they did value their radio for some things, and Would miss it if taken away complete- where i with" lh§ VMeraWttospltal Staff, to say that Rhbxvllle Is all right, (but fdiM aah't drlak hearty as much 66ffe^d"8$h that way, ' , .;. .'.. ..•.••-•/•* •'»•*•• • • ,:•;••. .•;; •Ate & S. Amy la puiiifttf i i "Off lee ift Aigoha, with in ;tfi*i Barry; BWld If you are dissatisfied with thittgs see these boys about travel opportunities they are of- fetlng^-quoted from Chamber of Commerce bulletin. ' • *•*,*' A s»y «jjo*f8 that In if fu*itl home, a vaduum fcleahef salesman did NOT make a sale, after he had cleaned ft circle on a rug, then tolled to the lady of the hollse and s'aid, "See, how clean it is there, and how dirty it is all around it. !> ,•*.*»' e*f»hrth Lawreftee WUbMlk is reconvertittg fast . . . he* figured on getting about a week's solid sleep after* getting hom& . .',-•> S66tt, his yoUng son, has feCbn* verted him. * * * Hofmin BWta Wife haft beefl living in Mason City for the past few years, has returned to his •first interest, farming ... he is now two miles inside Itancock county, 4 J /4 miles southeast of Wesley, where he and his three sons Will farm, two quarter , sections . . . and keep posted on events In the county by reading this newspaper. . ... '#..•**•*,• Jolih Kirk hasn't ; missed a ' basketball game, at home or away, of the Algona high team this season. * * « •' .•• Ed DeZellar popped into the office the other noon and asked: "Ever see a butterfly cry?" We replied that we hadn't. "Neither have I," said Ed, "but I've seen a asaaaiaaaaaai^^ has f ifte-aM* ,, faf ,b6Rdi . durint1§fe ed anyVlft;$ one pustsaihr thing, is this: the state treasury has wevedjffit on increased income, .due tp'tnfe war. hot. one - W6i?d H6B ibfe|R fdrtneeming freht.any state ttffl* eials -atoo.ut ,any possibility*>of r,e» dudrig tHe r slate tax but-deft, stieh as income-tax or sales tax". . . eh no, they just point at the federal government, which - has the REAL' expense increase d\ie "to ' the WtrK.v v the State •could completely rep&al the" income tax and come 6ut Well ahead, on tHe Basis of, present state revenue . , . trtight worthwhile 'for some of our tics to probe around in state eSr* Cles, instead of focuSiHg all the wrath on the federal govern ment. , • , :'*'*.*. V Famous Last tittfe! Lei'* 06 home, the party's (raltUHr into that long-distance call stage. , -a';'- Ihf /a -fcirthday party; PebrUary 1, ftHhe Merett; Dreyer.s , at .Feftton for Mfs,"MtHhie fireyei 1 . : S .' , fteV< (3116 has recovered suffi^ ; <*lehtly-fr6m a ma|6f bpVr-Htidn'.'to-' ijesume his duties a* pastor of the Evangelistic ehuyrch here. Sun- day'sdrVices will be at 10:30 in the nibrhyig. Lbreril Pljahn has been taking 'bveV the activities of the Lotts Greek locker while Mr. Gengler is laid up with a siege of rheii-, matisitt. ' . • •. .„ ' Oardld Radig, who is'-fit- ser-> vice, dame home Mondajfc ; ;0an, 28 on a three^day leave. : .j .; : . , ! Mrsi'Hugo Mittag of :Triies r date 'is herevatjhe H. P. Mittal^.fi'elp-' .-, ling w;ith butehering and also vis- - * < . Tuesday evening, Jan. 29 visit-,ors .at the Wm, Zimmermans, it ':lbeing their .wedding anniversary, iWere.the.Wllard Menzes of Fen- 'ton" and the 'irvln Prinks, Fair- ' ' Matinee Johnson, Swea City, . Swea City:. Maurice Johnson arrived home Tuesday, 'Jan. ; 29, ohce more a civilian^ ha.v'in'jf'Jre- ceived his discharge at Camp, Grant, ill.; after serving in the European theatre. ' His father, Supervisor M. J. Johnson,: and his.brother Wallace, drove to Mason City to meet hirri. •'.,.. '....'.'• .. , .. , . ,. , Mr. • and ";Mrs: John ;Schallin land Mrs. .Cita'ra Pompe visited at '•the ^Frahk; Schumacher home at Wednesday, Jan. 30i and with Edwin Schumacher) who was M0me on a" furlough. '] '. Lo'rA? ' Huhnke,' who attends ischopL'at Algoha, was. home for a 'feW days : sick With the flu. : She lintends.'tb go back-^hursday. ; Over 4000 PAMILI&S /^'a week readjnie .Upper PesMblnea. ^ -• City Planning a Necessity Talk is reviving of establishment o£ a city •planning board, or the hiring of city planning engineers to make a thorough study of Algona's needs and plan for its future growth and expansion. In pre-war days, the same idea was gaining momentum. The war interfered with • such n move. It is evident today that a planned municipal program is a necessity. City planning can formulate an outline of zoning, residential and business sections, that in the years to come will pay dividends with a more coordinated community. Failure to have some such program, in the past has resulted irj ;l]it and miss^/owyi.^alleys either cut off or in t-he wrong places, streets blocked off, lack of municipal improvements, homes in the middle of an overcrowded business section, miscellaneous types of business buildings and construction, lack of any area planned for industrial growth, lack of a definite program of street improvement through the years. From the standpoint of the city's own light nnd -water plant, citizens have been fortunate in that the plan has not only kept pace, but ahead of the demand through wise management. In some other ways, however, we might have done a better job of controlling and governing city growth, and municipal expansion. It is not too late to work out a definite program of city planning, and such a move, if it comes, is worthy of wholehearted general support. —R. B. W. An exchange says that if there is another boost in the -price of oysters, the oyster fishermen will be throwing away the pearls and keep the oysters. The MarshalHown Times-Republican says that under the new socialist rule in England, a farmer will farm as he is told or get off the farm. t)own in Waterloo the C.I.O. heads asked the county supervisors to feed the striking workmen at county expense. These men refused to work and wanted the people's tax money to feed them while they loafed. While the strikers are on strike, they do without their wages, the people at large do without the things they would have produced had they kept at \vork, and the employers do without the profit they would have made, and no one prospers except the heads of the unions. Did the strikers ever think of that? It was the late President Roosevelt who once said that he would never sign a law forcing any man to join a union to get a job, or to maintain the "closed shop", 'but he did it just the same— under labor's pressure. An od Pennsylvania law provided that a marriage could be annulled if it could be proved that the lady used cosmetics before marriage. Sort of a misrepresentation project. Opinions of Other Editors Tires Are Stjll Scarce. Belmond Independent: The folks who have been berating their tire boards 'because they could not give them all the tires they wanted are now on their own since rationing of tires has ended. Much to their surprise these injured souls are going to find that after all it was not the tire board that made tires scarce. The Old Guard Republicans. Humboldt Independent: That brings up the matter of conflict between the old and the young Republicans. The writer of these lines is an old Republican but professes not to be entirely blind politically. Jle is of the opinion that the older Republicans of the standrpat organization and ol reactionery tendencies, are out of date and should retire. They can not carry or win 3 presidential election. The younger element 'had just 9« well purge the party of its dead timber for it is nothing more than surplus weight the party can not carry. • It is -necessary 4» -e«t rteU o£ the «14 V fellows refuse to see the light. $ 4,000,000, of Political Medicine Yearly in the United States WHEN THE GOVERNMENT "SOCIALIZES" MEDICINE for: THE H ERE ARE TWO NUMBERS to remember: S.I606-H.R.4730. They are of the greatest significance to all American citizens. They are potential links to totalitarianism in the United States. The legislative proposals they signify are the essence of an alien philosophy of government—an insidious attempt at encroachment upon Freedorti of Enterprise in the 'United States. '• S.1606-H.R. 4730 are the identifying numbers of Bills introduced November 19, 1945, by. Senators Wagner and Murray in the United States Senate and by Congressman Dingell in The House. These Bills were introduced to implement legislative proposals made by President Truman on the same day in a special message to the Congress, advocating a compulsory system of politically distributed health service. It is to be paid for by taxation. The cost would exceed Four Billion Dollars annually. The new Bills (S. 1606-H.R. 4730) supersede previous Wagner-Murray-Dingell "Political Medicine" bills that had failed to attract important support in Congress. rjtWOUT IN TRIPLICATE AND MAIC. ; '• - 1O THIS OFFICE VUUMNT •Ytol/S.AFrUCATION. HAKSCIN xereaeeo v» THE VMSMUOTONT WJiat Political Medicine Witt Do to Four Physician Physicians and dentists would be paid by the Federal Government and bossed by politicians. There would be little incentive for your physician to become more skilled in the art of medical'prac- tice. His advancement would depend upon hi* influence with politicians rather than on his skill or the character of his work, Your' physician or dentist would not develop initiative—he might find it expedient tp-adopt tile methods and prescribe the treatment! suggested by superiors. . , x State Medicine—poetical control of medical iffY* ice—always has, always will develop Doctor* who are politically amenable, who cater to the ward or the precinct worker rather than to tb« i»ed» of human beings who are their What Does Political Medicine Mean for Sick People? It means that they must depend upon a doctor who: Is paid by the Federal Government; . May not be the doctor of their choice, but one assigned by a political bureaucrat; Cannot have ft personal interest in patients who come to him because they are compelled to do to; May be more interested in appeasing his political bosses than he is in curing tyis patients. Th* m<Mt intimate and «W»rf ptnonal rflalioruhipt of wmy patitnt would Jwem* a m«*tt«r iff public Heard, ' IThvt Does Political Medicine Mean fat sttiefPiiblic? . W,000,000,o6o.6o annutUy pa& ty ^he £e4et;tl Gov- eminent—put of extra payroll'tajces or special appro- priatiohl from the United Statei' Treasury, pr'both'j 300,000 additional ^bureaucrats to tell patients where to go ahd to t«U doctors what to do-and how'' to treat human beings whoVfi..s|cj?i '.'-'° ''"'""' TMs are I<ntitl«<I to Know the WSfV^f .•**»•? 1WIM* *^*>»W -mrm-. qp.W™ .- in FKIP -""-i "j" 7. ,i™.'-?' > 2p~..>3£i 1 - ii •£flS-SKi*«UlW" ~'-KV'-t. SMm'^iSLjftiSi^ii'Ma:^ •«»?•' it*^ tfcr

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