The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 5, 1946 · Page 7
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 7

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, March 5, 1946
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*;;/,|fppSI??W , MARCH S,i948; ft Labor Situation Bad "North fiodge Street—£hori6s 18-17 , b t -, »AGGARD & R. 8. WALtfift, Publishers f, Hf d " 9 ts *cond Class Matter at the fostoffice at Algona, Iowa, under act of Congress of March ''•'•'• 3, 1879. Issued Weekly. f< Nnllonal Advertising Repre-» scntatlyeT*" National "^Advfer^ Using Service, 188 W. Randolph St., Chicago. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH co. toe Year, in advance. $2.50 Jpper Des Moines and Kossuth County Advance in. combination, per year $4.00 >mgle Copies ;_ 7c SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDfe KOSSUTH )nc Year, in advance ; $3.00 Ipper Des .Moines and Kossuth County Ad• vance in combination, one year '$6.00 'o subscription less than 6 months. ADVERTISING RATES Advertising, per inch 42c OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER # Editorial By J. W. Haggard vossuth Shows Big Gains in Poultry And Stock Many of us have noted while driving through , h ie county at different times lately the many farm lards that were literally packed with chickens, There a few years ago few if any chickens Were "' be seen. With so many chickens m the country has seemed rather queer to us .that the price of cents and .a dollar of a year or so ago should ive jumped to from $1.50 <lo $2.50 each. A re! nt official census report of farm matters handed . us by A. L. Brown, County Extension Director .r. Kossuth county, shows that the chicken popu- ition in the county has risen 143,534 over that of MO. In 1940 there were 622,018 and we now ave 765,552. These chickens at present prices low a wonderful gain in money value to the farm- rs. 'The 28 turkey raisers in the county this year aiscd 29,419 .turkeys, compared to 92 producers ho raised 15,025 in 1939. This same report gives the number of farms the county as 3,169. The acreage in crops shift- from 433,-793 in 1939 to 472,265 in 1944. Wartime influence on the number of livestock h farms is indicated in\the upward trend of most asses. There were 78,046 cattle of all kinds on rms this yaar compared with 63,411 on hand in 40. The change in cows and heifers two years d and over was from 28,496 to 30,258. All hogs and pigs on farms increased from ,673 in 1940 to 129,157 in 1945. While the num- r of sheep and lambs changed from 22,827 in 40, to 16,814 an 1945. Cattle and calves were umerated on 2,954 farms; hogs on 2,835 farms d sheep on 526 farms. ,.J "re were 20,880 cows and heifers milked ^''''.' i?»flfipP ared to 23 ' 399 ' bein g milked in 1940. -""-^-•• v - milk cows-this year numbered -farms 'reported in-1940. '• Milk ; cows in 1944 itotaled 12,124,863 _.,...._„' be now that the steel strike is settled, or supposed to be, by granting the union laborers fin increase, of 18 and a half cents per hour, the settlement .being all In their favor, that the inflation in all lines depending on union labor at least is on. The General Motors strike has not been settled at this writing, but there is little doubt but that they will get all that they are asking in swollen pay envelopes. The success of the steel strikers has encouraged union labor in all branches of industry to strike for higher pay and it looks as though there is little chance of "holding the line" against inflation. Of course most people know that inflation means ruin to the workers as well as everyone else, but it seems to be What they want. With the price ceilings on, it can easily mean the rtiin of many small business concerns. That'-the country 'is in a terrible mess with Inbor refusing to work unless given fantastic wages in nearly all of the important .industries, is gradualy being realized by most folks. It sometimes seems that the condition of all of our leading industries and the refusal of union labor to produce goods so badly needed, might easily lead to chaos and revolution. Many people think that the complete prostration of production caused by the "refusal of more than a million union laboring men to again start the wheels of industry rolling, is a more serious proposition than the bloody war so recently concluded. Most of the big industries have offered the laborers a substantial increase in wages, which more than meets lhe increased costs of living. It seems 'that union labor is determined to dominate the government itself, after the great encouragement given it by the previous administration. Few people realize the enormous sums lost . by labor and management during the strikes. It is said that, an idle assembly line in the Ford plant means a loss .to the company of $400,000 a day. .Even if the steel strike is settled now, it will be five or six weeks before the mills could resume production. Wage losses parallel plant losses. In a survey a few days ago the United Press estimated the steel men's daily loss at $13,500,000. General Motors strikers have now lost at least $75,000,000 in wages. Of course the immense strike funds accumulated by the workers in better days are now being used to keep the strikers from starvation, but even these huge sums cannot always keep the strikers 'going, and the clay is rapidly approaching when they will be exhausted. Union soup kitchens are not very inviting to men who have been in the habit of getting $50 to $60 a week and a break in the situation may come when the funds of the unions are entirely exhausted, but in the meantime it seems the height of folly to absolutely throw away the money .honestly earned by hard work. Some of the daily papers have suggested t'hait stronger medicine is necessary, but just what .they meam by that we are at a loss to understand. To muddle much longer they say "would invite grim dangers, the like of which this nation has never known." Opinions of Other Editors I Ijf.*• ^fc.-S •»»:&? -• -3 Jp^.ll*.^?^^ •i ' • .-tfljtoiif 1 ' ivcstock and poultry. In 1939 only cnt.' F,'« If you think money don't talk hone without a nickel. i One, smart young miss said poll that sends flowers. ... Only the brave deserve the* lich can support them, says aXJjK''•"„,* Truman's Opportunity. Cedar Rapids Gazette: Truman is in a unique position to do what millions of Americans long have wished futilely that a president would do some day. • J i cre . he is "* a-Post.toe did not seek but ac quired through a singular series of fortuitous cir—-— 0 .. M wati^uAM*. owlica UA iui uunuuJs Cir-* cumstances. Apparently he is not too happy in it. fi3**P^T^^ ^S££y ' /«• a "d more than a little doubt that he three more years. If I'm booted "out at s, it's all right with me. In the ••• , . /'me I'm going to forget all considerations of t ,ftal friendship and party expediency and >e decisions on the basis of what I personally .ieve is best for toe country, leaning on the ad- ..•.ce of the ablest men I can find, regardless of party Everybody can like it or lump it." with an approach like that he conceivably could become one of the best presidents the coun- \ r j, ,f VG T, had —one you couldn't get out of the White House wiith an injunotion. And what could he lose by it? S*?* No Restrictions JSfr?^,-'^"" *"'.!* "Joy'n, won that new^we-war quality Green Colonial Kumaci they've been waiting for. HAV(5 YOV>-PLACED YOUR ORDER? mediate iqpplf r— bui you'll atw.yi b« (lad you waited for a Green Colonial • Pumace, See ui today. • Whether you prefer raw, oil or gat there's a ipeeialty de«tgned Green Colonial Fumac: t* taiura your comfort. BLOWERS 'Laing& Muckey [Phone 464 N, Dodge St. Algona. Iowa If WAR t . W t uttute RUPTUR6 (SHIELD-EXPERT, H, U HPFf. MANN pf Minneapolis, Minnesota fi\l demonstrate/ without charge. '-, "Rupture Sbfol**" in Algona, ira, ai Hotel Algona on Thurs, ^< March H tain 10 a, m. to i jm> .PJease come early, Even' have specialised 'in the field iqpture Shield service sinpe jj have:fitted thousand? of m the United States during June, There e^e. many of ij>y itjgfjed customers jrjght h«r« J8 our community* iCAyflQN: If neglected, rtjp* igrs may pa^se wpal$iipss, bacS? \. irervpusnessj; stoniaph, • ancj pajns, people .having f large lires, \yhich h§Vf returned af* ?f 8«fgicsl jjs |jmg hrH Make Your Home iily U\ us show you the how , ALCSOfiA Change Location* l «a Wesley: Mr. and Mrs. fcrrteit Hutchinson and her father, xildo. Johnson, moved last w&K iflto b ALGONA IOWA turner hoijse which they purchased from Roy Kol- las'ch. The Perman Heinan family, who lived in that house, are liv- ihg in the Ray Otis house and lie is employed by Ray. Mr. and Mrs. Will Hrubes and baby of Duncan moved onto lhe R C. Bauer farm vacated by the Hutchinsstts. Mrs. Hruber is the former Ruth Mai-y Make Up Own Papct Th«5 current of Acad» emy Ripples, isused b^ St. __ celia's Academy, was tfl£de Up id the plant of Thfe tl-ppeir Des Moines by member s of th£ staff I 6f the pubilcatioft, 1ft S sighed to get the Ml-,- nallsts in closer toiich with duction problems, Sister . stance is facility adviser 6f publication. al* jotA t-R?;' Lumber Co. What is Almost As Scare as Nylon Light Fixtures! V Be*e's big news for all the Homes of Algona, Kossuth County and yes-all Northern Iowa:(] From the Algona Pratt Electric Company M Our Greatest Selling of Home LIGHTING FIXTURES FOR EVERY ROOM-DINING, LIVING, BEDROOM, KITCHEN, OTHER ROOMS! at Pre-War Low Prices Lighting Fixtures As Low As Lighting Fixtures As High As Average House Completely Re-fixtured with New Lighting Fixtures; for AS LOW AS $ 42 .45 You Install — or Trait's Experts Will Install for You it Nominal Cost. ATTENTION FARMERS! !?£! be HUhout MODERN ». . . , lighting in your home, when the cost is so low. Many farms are being wired at present, «o OUs even* a( mtfs is an excellent time to look over^ lighting fixtures and select yours, if you de sire, we will make » room-to-room check-up at your farm—we will tab»> i . COITe0t number , of »»W e ts and switches for lastingly efflciwt «Iectripai service, We will also check your capacity. JUST COME IN AND SEE US NOTE We show no pic* tures of h c types styles are st» te LIVING ROOM New INDIRECT or modern Chan, no! types. Diffusing plass or plain to bring out room's decorative qualities. , DINING ROOM Adjustable chain types, 1 to 5 liffhts, indirect or direct, smart side lights. Brighter for night studying. BED-ROOM Large and varied selection to make your bedroom.' tailor-made. ColQn> lal multiple a>m, bedlamps, center lights—you choose. KITCHEN "Local lighting" or general—over sink, stove, or for the entire room. FLUORESCENT for twice the light at half the cost. OTHERROOMS Just the proper fixture for any room in stock—from snaft rooiit desk work Jo laundry room, We can solve your problem. ym ,„,.,,_.,,

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