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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, February 12, 1946
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PAGE TWO.__ J6WA 9 North Dodge Street—Phones 10-17 J. W. HAGGARD & R. B. WALLER, Publishers Entered as Second Class Matter at the Postoffice at Algona, Iowa, under act of Congress of Match 3, 1879. Issued Weekly. NATIONAL €DITOWAU ~ ' SSOGIATiON National Adverlisjng Representative: National Advertising Service, IBS W. Randolph St., Chicago. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTIt 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, one year $5.00 No subscription less than 0 months. ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per inch 42c OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER Editorial By J. W. Haggard Dewey Has Lead For G. O. P. Nomination Political gossip is already being started in regard to who the candidates for president may be in 194R, and the Gallup Poll people, we presume for lack of anything else to do, have been making ii survey as to who is likely to be the republican candidate. Of course any poll at this time, two full years before the nominating conventions, is not very conclusive, tout it serves to pass the time and start people talking. In this recent nation-wide survey Tom Dewey, present governor of the state of New York, who was defeated by President Roosevelt for president in the last presidential election leads the field of republican candidates, with Harold E. Stassen, former governor of Minnesota, second and former Governor Bricker of Ohio a poor third. Tin Dewey, the leading candidate in this survey, i;, given 38 percent of the vote, Stassen 27 per cent and Bricker only 8 per cent. Next to Bricker comes MacArthur with G per cent, then Vanden- bcrg with 4 per cent, Taft 4, Eisenhowevr 3, Sal- tonstnll 2. Gov. Warren of California 1, Erick Johnson 1 and others fi. Others preferred in the survey were: Herbert Hoover, Governor Dwighl H. Green, Senator Harold H. Burton, Henry Kaiser, former U. S. Senator Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., Senator Wayne Morse. Congressman Everett M. Dirksen, Governor Raymond E. Baldwin, Charles Taft, John Foster Dulles, Secretary of War Robert P. Patterson, Governor Dwight P. Griswold, U. S. Senator Arthur Capper, U. S. Senator Joseph H. Ball, U. S. Sena- _ tor C. Waylancl Brooks. This surely a fine lot of men to choose a re_ publican candidate from, but after all, whoever is chosen will prehaps have the fight of a life time In defeat President Truman, who is pretty certain of being the democratic candidate. President Truman is having a hard row to hoe in cleaning up the terrible mess of the aftermath of war and adjusting the fight between the greedy union lab- rrites and the equally 'greedy steel and auto manufacturers, but is apparently making the best he can of a bad situation and we think it might be a hard job to refuse him an endorsement in 1948. If we were picking a republican candidate at present, Mr. Stassen would be our choice. He is rated by many as a second Wendell Willkie and most of his ideas are along the progressive lines of the late Mr. Willkie. In many things Governor Dewey has shown more or less weakness, notably his silly attacks on President Roosevelt and his cabinet in the 1944 campaign. Many rate him as a small caliber politician, who will be found wanting should be again be a candidate. Congress Should Lobby For Its Constituents Every little while we notice that some of our exchanges bewail the fact "that the people of this country are not represented in our national congress" while .all of the selfish 'interests have paid lobbies looking out for their interests. John Q. Public, is composed of the common people and makes up the largest body by far of the people of the United States, but according to the understanding of these editors they are not represented in the halls of congress and have no one on the job to look after their interests. However, the way we look at it, every member of the house and senate is paid a handsome salary lo do nothing but look after the interests of his constituents. It is claimed that laws are introduced and forced through congress by selfish self- seeking groups before patient, trusting John Q. Public knows what is going on. Well, well, what- in-ell have we paid out large salaries to our congressmen and senators for if not with the sole idea that they are in Washington to see that the common people and their interests are taken care of. Each member of our congress is sent to Washington to represent a certain section and should represent nothing but the interests of his'district. If they do not fail in their duty the people should have the biggest and best lobby in the world. Easier To Loaf Than To Wdrk Mere we have for some lime been thinking that it was impossible to secure help in this section of the country. The few men who Were able to work scorned the good pay offered and it required a small fortune lo hire someone lo shovel the snow from our walks. Official state figures last week revealed unemployment compensation paid by the state to civilians in Iowa in January was the highest since March, 1940. Jobless World War veterans who wanted financial aid from the federal government nearly doubled in January over December. The stale employment security commission last month paid out $580,942 to 7,440 civilian jobless workers. In January, 1944 only $21,145 was paid to 1142 unemployed. The January 194G payments were the greatest for that month in the nine-year history of unemployment compensation in Iowa except for January, 1939 when $771.012 was given out to the boys. The fact that the state has a bi.g fund may have served as an inducement to some, thinking that the dole would never end. There are more than 63 million dollars in the fund and some of-the boys may ( not b(; very anxious to find jobs too soon. Since the unemployment fund has been set up, payments have totalled $19,431,000. This fund is for civilians. Meanwhile 14,105 veterans out of jobs applied for federal unemployment checks last month, nearly twice the 7,357 applications in December. The cash outlay for these veterans rose from $490,703 in December to $967,143 in January. Servicemen without jobs draw $20 a week or $80 a month. Besides the men -who claim they cannot find jobs, there are over a million men on strike for an increase in the already high wages 'being paid. It seems that there are really very few men. who honestly and truly want to work any more; at the same time many of the old men are working in their last clays to support the union men on strike ,is well as thousands of professional loafers. Arc u-c becoming a nation of loafers and "softies"? It becomes increasingly evident that many of our people think that they can live without honest hard work. • Xi. i Tug Boat Boys On Bandwagon Just to round out the series of strikes about this and that, but always for more wages, the New York harbor tug .boat boys have joined Ihe presenl trend. The licensed personnel want hourly pay of $1.53 instead of SI.10 and the unlicensed personnel \vant $1.37 instead of C7c to 72c. It would seem that licensed personnel are get- t ; ng the short end of the demand. The licensed personnel on a tugboat include the chief engineer and the helmsman and pilot, and they have lo know their stuff. The unlicensed personnel are the fellows who make fast the lines, or throw off the lines as the case may be. paint the tug, do the odd jobs. Most of the time they just sit, while the tug docs the work, guided by the licensed personnel. Food is furnished aboard the tug by the operators of the tug boat company. We are not bothered much by tug boat troubles out this way, thank goodness. We have plenty of other things to worry about. But if the unlicensed personnel of tug boats can earn $1.37 an hour, then there is some question about spending so many years learning to read, write, add and subtract, and a few other subjects. —R. B.' W. We Win—And Don't Want It! A few months ago whexutalk developed abbtit a permanent site for the home of the United Nations, several countries began aggressive chamber ol commerce tactics to be named as the permanent 1>NO home. Naturally, we were in the vanguard. From Chicago, from New York, from the Black Hills and other points, poured literature showing why the UNO site should be here—or there. Last week the site was picked—in an area including part of northern New York and an edge of, Connecticute, around Greenwich, Conn., to be exact. And then the trouble began. The folks around Greenwich don't all seem to want the home of the UNO in their laps. So, with typical contrariness, mass meetings are held, protests are filed, controversy rages. Personally we feel that a UNO site might have been selected in a less crowded area, putting to better use some less valuable land, and giving the delegates plenty of elbow room which they need. But it must seem particularly peculiar to the other UNO nations to suddenly find that the na- ion which waged the strongest campaign to get the permanent site reacts in such an unexpected man'• er - —R. B. W. Opinions of Other Editors War Salvage Expensive. Webster City Freeman: Not much good news is finding its way into print of progress in converting the nation's gigantic surpluses of war supplies and weapons into money to help hold down the national debt. In fact, some operations nre being conducted as a loss. One instance is supplied by the war plane junking program. The navy spends as much us 500 man-hours to get a plane in shape to fly to a junk heap in Oklahoma. The army assigns twenty mechanics for two weeks to the task of installing new engines and making other repairs on a war-weary bomber, and then uses 9,000 gallons of gasoline to get it back from a Pacific point to a scrap pile in Arkansas. The hope is that experiments in melling down will yield enough second gra'de aluminum to compete with virgin metal for manufacturing uses. Some officials believe they can garner a billion pounds of this metal, but they make no prediction as to the salvage cost. Union Labor Poorly Led Ackley World Herald It's a poor way to "rehabilitate" a nation's life when four hundred thousand well paid, salaried men, quit their places of employment and go on the unproductive list. At the present time four hundred thousand union labor organization people are refusing to work because of a difference in the wage scale. This organization of nearly a half-million producers deliberately refuse work; they let the fires of industry go out. They deliberately refuse their own efforts at self- support and the privilege of earning an honest living. The army of unemployed are bringing destruction upon themselves and their families. No percent of any of them is sufficient unto themselves; none of them can remain idle for any length of time, without going hungry; few are living under their own roofs—few have sufficient money with which to buy the necessities of life for any length of time, without work. The industrial li/e of America is being wrecked because short-vision- ed men have been placed in positions of authority to direct the course of men who appreciate the fact that in order to live they must produce. * * ••> Where, in any other quarter of the world, is labor so well and profitably employed as in the United States. Socialist England with its recent upheaval of government rule, works for one- fourth less than American workmen are paid. Tradesmen in any other country in the world are not receiving one-third the wage paid American workmen. They are not sitting-down; they are not going on strike or refusing employment because the walking delegate'and union official heads insist that they follow and obey their orders. The thousands of workers who are employed in the automobile plants in the city of Detroit, Michigan and other cities; Ihe other thousands of men who are employed in the steel mills in Chicago, at Gary, Indiana, Pittsburg, and elsewhere, are being paid twice to three times as much as men in the same line of employment are being paid in England and Canada, four times that paid other European and Russian tradesmen. * * 4 Men. refusing to work for less than arrogant leaders insistently demand, will find only distress and suffering for themselves, Iheir wives and children, by refusing to work for wages that are high under conditions such as prevail in -no other country on the face of the earth. there wera a Idf of 96re tmik* cles and aching backs last week; after the big charity basketball game between the Junior Chamber of Commerce and the Lions Club. * • * * But it was worth it—proceeds for charity totaled around $200, and an unusually good crowd turned out. * * « Beecher Lane who Was supposed to manage the JayCees, had plenty of help on the bench, with Johnny Haggard and Jim Murtagh assisting. Beecher needed some help; he wasn't too sure how many men were suppose.d to be in the starting lineup. The Lions had an advantage, also, by having Gene Hertz, Lions coach, acting as scorekeeper and timekeeper . . . The JayCees may have grounds for a protest on this. » « * In adding up the scorebook, the Lions total came to 33, although the Scoreboard showed a mere 31 . . .in view of the Lions 33 or 31 to 23 win, however, nothing much is expected lo come of this. * * * From a spectator standpoint the biggest mystery was the fact that a number of the players on both teams were hard to identify. The JayCees accused the 'Lions of signing up members the day before the game, and the Lions retaliated with 'the statement that some JayCee players never saw the inside of the JayCee clubrooms. * * * Fred Shilis, a Lion, added to the general confusion by being unab'e If name all Ihe fellows playing 1 for the Lions. * * * Ho-.vcver, in manpower, the JayCees had a bench full of players while the Lions had to stretch their small squad to the breaking point. * 3 * ' Frank Roacoe's performance in a pre-war girdle drew_ exclamations of surprise from the ladies, and no doubt he has been approached by this time as to a possible purchase of same, assuming he owned it. Earl Sprague performed in a uniform consisting of blue and pink slips, while Dick Post's multi-colored shorts added to the general scenic effect. Dick. Sorensen adopted a bloomer girl ensemble and Bob McCullough fgyled things up^.by placing a wfflle witrTeaclfteam. '^ * • * » Glen Crilly's snow white complexion contrasted sharply with the sun-tan worn by Patton of the JayCees, while Alan Buchanan dug out some old swimming trunks to harmonize with the gold pants worn by Craig Vinson. Vinson, by the way, and his fellow Lions, showed a marvelous ability to conserve on energy but win the game. Our spys report they are feeling so chipper over the victory that they are going to challenge Lions clubs from all over this section of the state. * » * There were a few basketball players sprinkled in the team lineups, however. Donnie Smith and McKinney were a pair of pretty good forwards, for guys who aren't playing regular, while Don Arns didn't seem to lose too much wind. Moulton, Batt, Herb Hedlund and Vinson went nearly the route for the victors, and had evidently been doing a litlle Iraining. From a physical standpoint, and an unbiased view, il seems that the Lions give a belief Bernarr McFadden course lhan do Ihe JayCees. * * * Anyway, it was a lot of fun, and for a worthy cause, and the drug stores offered a special on liniment the next day. # * * A local resident recently wrote to a specialty packing firm at Ft. Atkinson, Wis., asking why he' was unable to get prompt ship-1 ments of a certain style little pig sausage ... his favorite kind. Came the reply: "Dear Sir—If you will see Virgil Smith of the Western Buyers, who lives in Algona, and get him to ship us some hogs, we will be glad to supply you with the little pig sausages you want." Over at Emmeisburg, where Mary Kelly Knudson keeps her journalistic wits continually sharp, we noted this item: "You have to be good, these days, to please the younger fry. Dur red-haired Algona niece, Sheila, age 10, was visiting with Richard Sherman, author, who was guest of Sheila's parents en route to. Hollywood for a writing assignment. Sheila confided to him that she'd like an autograph. Author Sherman beamed. 'Of Van Johnson,' the 10-year-old bobby soxer hastened to add." 4 « * Riddle of the Week: A lawyer friends tells us that on a recent Winnebago county bar docket there was a suit filed by The National School of Honesty against a Doctor Somebody from up that way . . . and adds that either the course is no good or the defendant must have flunked. * * * Otis queries, D6it Hutching good- hsturedly, . but' Emphatically states that he's not the vacuum cleaner salesman referred to In "odds & Ends" of the Feb. 5 issue of the Upper Des Koines'. "Elec- trolux men 'don't play that Way," says Don. * * * Denlsori io build a new hospital . . . Maqitoketa votes Feb. 1& on a $100,000 bond Issue for same in Jackson county . . . Estherville to get government housing of 25 units ... but SpelRier finally Voted no on something- turned down a bond issue for a municipal building. ' * * * Famous Last Line — How about a few games of crib' bage, at $20 a game? Reader Comment . Feb. 6th, 194(3 Editor Algona Upper Des Moines, Algona, 'Iowa Dear Sir':-.I am a regular reader of your editorial columns and find much of interest and profit there. The publications of a city have much to cto with the spirit and ideals ( of a community arid as a citizen here, I feel that we are quite fortunate. As the subject of taxes happens to be right down one of the alley.5 of my numerous interests, your edilorlal on Tax Reduction in your number of February 5th, caught my attention. It is fine that our State is so prosperous, but is the conclusion that we are receiving more money than we can possible use correct? The tragedy at our state institution at Eldofa is ascribed as due to some extent, to penny pinching policy and some of our other state institutions have, for long years, been so poorly housed and so inadequately manned that the state has a very toad reputation for it's care of, our unfortunates. That situation is being improved some what, but we have a long way to go. And may there not be other ways in which surplus funds in the state treasury could be used advantageously for some public good? ,. . But assuming that we could cut our state income wisely, why begin with the Income tax? That form of tax is universally recognized by economists as the most wise, practical and just of all forms of taxation. I pay my share of it Tind right gladly. Are any income flax, 'payers finding it difficult'to finw t«S money to fnaW^lhe paj~- ment? The tact of their income makes/the question absurd. But there is another form of tax here in Iowa that Is regarded by humanitarian^ aid"'social scientists 8$ tf«6 id trt (IsM only lit (fr<*8t -heft tfte state can get !tt rt« othel 1 way; n&nKty the Sales Taft. This lax rests severely on those of Ibwest income. A family with aft income of $l,50f> pays a much larger .percentage o that amount in sales taxes thaH does the family with a larger in come 1 . The large ifieome jp'fi$r'(t small pgreeHtflge In Sales tflxes a compared With the small income Thus, the sales tax is a specia burden on those least able to.pfty Furthertnof e the tdwa Sales 1 is more unjust than that In mos other states. It is higher than in some and It taxes the home producer as well as the consumer Let us begin lightening the tnJ burden by giving our farmers J bit more of profit in producing peck of potatoes, a sack of corn meal and a dbzen eggs, and then letting the consumer hnve these products at a lower cost. We would be at the same time, relieving dealers and purchasers from n lot of annoyance and the State from the Cost Of maintaining a lo of expensive office personnel anc equipment. Sincerely, John P. Clyde, pastor First Congregational Church ' Algona, Iowa. LuVerne Folks Buy Home In Des Moines LuVerne: Friends here have received word from Mr. and Mrs John Brink stating that ihey have sold their farm near Des Moines and have purchased a home al 2034 East Grand Avenue in Des Moines. The Brinks are former LuVerne residents and-have lived on itheir farm near Des Moines for two years. Their, son Richard Is in the navy. • ' tt 1 1?0tf NKEw fu'btoe'r" 8lafft£s fft , *f# puf pIMe, Jfeu eaft order the* fci tfhS Af#»a tfppftf Des Motors 40e* fitta up. 13-tl No Restrictions On FURNACES Sent* Modtlt Available Now M«n» famllto will be enjoying icon th«t new p«-w«r quality Green Colonial Furnace they've betn wailing for. HAVE YOU PLACED YOUR ORDER? 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