The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 12, 1946 · Page 11
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 11

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, March 12, 1946
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*> TpglJAY, MARCH 12,1948« ,l ,-.?.'{ North Oodgc Street—Phones J. .W* ttAtkJARD & R. B. wtatMV AEM«*d as Second Class Matter at ttie JPostoffice at Alfofta, Iowa* under act ot Congress of March (r _ : : j 3. 18M. Issued Weekly. 'Natlonal_AdverUsilng^Jtl6pre- ~* tislng Service, 188 W. Ran. dolph St., Chicago. SUBSdtftMlON RATES IN KOSSUTH CO. One Year, in advance , $2.50 (J Upper Des.Moines and Kossuth County Ad- Vance in combination, per year $4.00 jjSingle Copies....! .'. .- 7 C SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH «)One Year, in advance .'............•. .....$3.00 Upper Des Moines and Kossuth County Adi) vance in combination, one year...... ... $5.00 No subscription less than 6 months. I) ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per inch : 42 C •V OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER Tickets At Bancroft The ^handing out of a number of tickets bj state highway patrolmen at Bancroft, some 10 day ago, raises soine interesting points with regard ti la^y enforcement knd>thc functions' of the state highway patrol. The patrolmen who handed out the ticket were acting under orders, and like anyone else in an organization of that type, they carried out their orders. However, somewhere up the line, it is evident that someone desired to really put the hea on Bancroft. In a majority of the cases Involved, the men receiving summons to appear in court, were attending a dance. They were not driving cars at the time of receiving the tickets, nor were they— at we understand it—creating a disturbance of any kind. .They were handed the tickets while on Bancroft's main street, sitting in their cars, a majority,being charged with "drinking on a public highway." The state highway patrol has an important function, and certainly has performed in a fine fashion. But if it is going to be used often for this type of duty, it will need considerable expansion in personnel to handle all of the dances,'throughout the state, to check on all cars, and to search everyone's hip pockets. _R. B. W. tditorial By J. W. Haggard Top Salaries in CIO Only a Trifling $6,000 v ft it i Here we have had it in our thinking that the CIO and like union labor organizations have'been bitterly opposing a bill in congress proposing that the big unions should ibc required to give annual rttoorts of the entire receipts and expenditures of heir unions, stating the amount of salaries paid to . phn L. Lewis, Phil Murray and otiher millionaire abor bosses, when we receive a letter from Phil tfUrray, head of the CIO, purporting to give information that we are sure the country has been agerly awaiting. 'Why the unions should so bit- fcrly oppose making a legal statement in the mat- lei- remains rather indefinite to us. iMr. Murray ays that the great majority of CIO workers pay Sties of $1.50 or less per month. P Two-thirds of all CIO unions pay top salaries Of; less than $6,000 a year. $,. Initiation fees generally range from $2 to $10. fv Thirty-one or thirty-six unions provide for Tegular financial audits by a Certified Public Ac- ;cp!untant. ;.*!'! Thirty-two unions publish a complete financial report. v Thirty-one publish convention proceedings in full. Thirty-three stipulate that before a member be expelled he has the right to appeal to the international convention.. . • • ,Now if Mr. Murray, would state the exact amount of. salary and fees paid to Mr. Lewis and himself, the statement would be more revealing. TO^^,.,,.. -.Quests;.. ... - *.',>You:clgaret fiends who for the past year or pore, have stood in line for hours for the chance of buying -a single measley package of "coffin nails" JPwil.1 read with mixed feelings, we fancy, the story printed in the papers Of the arrival in England of lf.2,250 German prisoners of war who were on -their IjWay back to of Hitler with four million I cigarettes crammed in their baggage. It may be 1 .that the cigarettes have been hoarded by the gov- F ernment as a parting courtesy to our unwanted [^guests. It seems that each prisoner is allowed to rvtravel with personal luggage up to 65 pounds. 1 ••These German guests of our comfortable Ameri- J can prison camps, crammed their kit bags half full I toi cigarettes they obtained from the camps before \ ,;they started home. It may be that we failed in pur courtesy by not giving each of them a keg of beer and a bottle of whiskey. "Shall old acquaintance be forgot?" It is said that many of these , ;German prisoners of war made every effort possible to be,allowed to remain in the United States L, where they hoped to become citizens. They have 1 all been given good treatment, their food being •the same as our own soldier boys. 1 ; * * <i . . ' * „ Summer Playground Program Summer isn't far away, believe it or not, and it isn't too;s6on to say a word about the possibility of a planned summer playground program. Some years ago, Algona had one. Perhaps one is being planned for this summer. If so, it has our heartiest support. If not, we hope that the PTA,or the school administration, or both, will see that one is developed and adopted, Busy hands keep out of mischief? Supervised , . Playground activity is a wise and -fairly inexpensive method of keeping youngsters, big and little, active in a wholesome manner in the summer. This newspaper would much rather devote some space to'boosting a summer playground program, than be asked by parents to keep their chil- drens' names out of the paper for minor law infractions, or to report cases of juvenile delinquency of a more serious nature. For the pre-school, kindergarten and lower age brackets, a game schedule, coupled with some interesting instruction in handicraft or practical arts would give youngsters -an interesting summer. For older groups, team play in Softball, tennis Barnes, horseshoes, swimming classes, and other things could be worked out. If the PTA or school administration does develop and offer such a program, it ..should have healthy local support, and no gripes about the cost of such supervision and planning. — R. B. W. Well, there is one consolation: wlicn you pay your federal income tax for 1946, you will be enjoying the benefits of the first tax reduction in 1C years from the federal government. The Harvard Observatory has just discQVercd a now comet. Which is hard luck for the comet. Until .this time it has just been flying around in space, minding its own business, and probably unconscious of the atomic world of today. Now we've found it, and henceforth the comet can expect no more peace and quiet. The Fort Dodge Messenger referred last week to the St."Joe basketball team as being "a Humboldt county entry". We seek no quarrel, brethren, but we do think you wiirfind the good St. Joe community lying inside the Kossuth county bouncl- ; ary^lines, and we're not ging to give it up withou a struggle. .ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES, ALGONA IOWA. ~~++***>*+f**wi>»*+-, Only one out of five servicemen arc keeping their government insurance. Maybe one explanation is the fact that even after reconverting, as it now.stands, the insurance a death pays off only in small monthly dribbles, not enough to suppor'l a family. Russia's debt is $114 per person, and that of the United States is $2,000 per person. While we are outlawing international wars, why not outlaw the wars that tear, us apart internally? ; • No man should be forced to work against his will and no man should ibe denied-a job that needs htm and wants him. * '. .. ' ' - * * * Inflation Just Around The Corner Humboldt Republican i has issued a warning against ,— ning is sound, • ' If there ever was a'time when inflation is "just ground the corner" it is now. The time is I'JSL ^erithmg apparently Js se * f or an inflation spree. The people have more money than ever before. They are willing to pay any price, almost for what they want. Does that spell inflation? | And what Is inflation? It 'is a cheapening of money and a riot of prices. It is like a drink of [hootch but even more deadly. While,prices are J going up it is a grand and glorious feeling. Every! lone (almost) is mafcing money and everyone (al- I'SJ? h ih PPy< Th l ohap who suff * rs *°™ »n- latioix is the man who -has his wealth in dollars r, then- representatives, The fellows'who have leash, the people who live on pensions, those who [have money out at interest, *hose working on ' I salaries, all those whose wealth or income is mea* IbSi T 1 and . c0nts are systematically rob* on what had been ample 'means only"rfew years tebtr a f ortion ol the ww$?n5 , . • i- But because those who have large cash holdings, arp robbed of /the purchasing powerof'' ' [dollars some short-sighted - • «*.*.*«.»*_ are measured rchase Jess not bo forgotten. That is that while inflation raises the price of everything, the people, as a rule, - seem to consider Jt foolish to pay their debts and get on a sound finaincial footing, Artd thus 'instead of getting from under the financial: load when money us plentiful they pile on more and more debt until when the crash comes—it always comes—they go down with it, .. It is with mingled emotions—mostly pity and regret—that one who lived through former inflationary periods- remembers the'.broken homes, the destitute families and the surrendered homesteads that resulted from the former world war inflationary period. There is nothing on earth .that can compensate the misery caused by inflation. Chester Bowles did well to warn Against it. •in this connection it is well to remember that the prosperity of America is due, to a large degree to gradual inflation. The unearned increment or the gradual increase in value of all property through the years is one of the factors that have made America powerful. -, i The fact that a-man could build a railre " ; or factory, or Invest in land, and in a few years « would be worth more than its original cost Is what made investment and advancement profitable and consequently popular, f ; T -*'- x '->n however is like a powerful stimulant rne human system, in very small quan > beneficial, even, when the " JEAN HEMM1NG8EH, wh« with her husband are now operating the water softener service here, and have temporary quarters in the R. S. Blossom Insurance Co. office, found hcrsell locked in the office, last Wednesday noon, when both Mr. and Mrs. Blossom departed, thinking the office was clear . . .'Jean looked forelornly 'out the window until her husband arrived with a key ... in the meantime, one or two folks tried to get in, and Jean tried .to explain through the door how matters stood. One highway patrolman must lave felt quite let down, recently, when after trailing a car with a sagging back end he stopped ,he vehicle, had the owner open .he trtmk compartment, and found in it two rolls of barbed wire. ' * * * . George Morion and his wife lave purchased a cafe at Milford, Iowa, and will not'be back as :aretakers at the Country Club, his season . . . the genial Mortons should have many folks'from icre stopping ert route to the akes, this summer, for a snack . . George BosWell will 'operate the clubhouse and concession jnd of the country clul?,'•' ';this ummer, and a caretaker for tne ourse is still to '. be : hired.- '"' *.*.«, ••..',-•.--. One veteran, recently re* turned, says that h» fife more embarrassed in nutt- ing his wife for the test time after two years abf«nc» than he did on their honeymoon. WEEK'S HOT W TIP TO RURAL BOYS AND GIRLS: Don't fail to arn yourselves some solid pin money, this summer . . . Swift & Co. are going to run a baby chick lub, to be announced next veek, with a real opportunity or youngsters, 4-H or otherwise. * * * . ... - - : To Fred Kent Jr.: this column ows in defeat .. . Henry Ford I (we think it is the second) is 8 years old, and the head of a onsiderable concern -. . ^'we bought he was 32, and $5 ch'ang- d 1 lands accordingly. ."" • .*.'.* * ' : '• '-'-. •• 'Thanks to H. O. fijuslrdm wh* sent .a...ten, yard, letter, froroi:San Francisco, v weshaye'- .plen'tyi^pf . -„..„ unwuids anoT! unwjHds."- • '-,"•''.••' " *'J*- :; *'*,v -'.'."' ,.,..'.,-•'•'In studying sbiiie bit ih» liirl- ipre i's aether result of inflation that §h,c-ujd cacies of .-.raising-" ihickens . . •. which we are hot: 4-aising—three kids is enough .. .-we have-been' informed that in; packing'' cg'gs the,large end should be up. This may be no news to 'chicken raisers, but it was to us . •. . seems that by packing- that way. you keep the air' pocket where it's supposed to : be, •and'don't-separ- ate the yolk and the white. \- ! • ' .. '."." *'..:.*•. •!:-•'•-. . ; GARFIELD: TWP.! NOTE— tyr and Mrs. Louis. Gattin are" the' new folks on ,the 'Douglas Wildiri farm (240) ocrcs),,in''the norths cast corner of Garfiejd-;.. .Uh'ey formerly • w.ere : ort • tfte'"' '-Ailfred Schenck farm'' north 6t-Algona— moved March l.i., have two children, aged three and one... food folks to know and they are total strangers down Garfield way. • . **-.,»• If the state liquor commission wants to help preserve the stomachs of Iowa customers, it should emove immediately that "noiaffe whiskey" from the board ',&n?ihe tuff is simply alcohol witngspme olonng, artificial coloring' ? "at hat, and if it doesn't eat out the stomach lining, nothing ever . * > « > ' --' .:•} '• District Tourney Note*: Allan Buchanan, carrying a little black bag, and wearing a professional <ook, marched into the : EstherviJle gym with the Algona team . . . 'Doc' Buchanan, no .doubt, for the occasion , . . Pat Cullen and tied Diekman each lost a bet on the Kstherville - Emmetsburg game, and they bet o.n different teams , . . P>t took Es^ierville and game 10 points—Fred took ^"»-*- 1 "—- even, and Esthera single point ... t tO ) _the/.sanie fejlow, jmngtifei/' t ET3w?.r» iwmiitfn-tai owned hospital), the vote stood two to one in favor of a denominational hospital. If the community is looking for projects, a new and ajttaptaie hospital is the Number One project. Any denominational organization, specialising in operating hospitals, that can b» contacted and found willing to own and operate a hospital here, should get immediate support and help. * * * t Closing of the Kossulh Hos- p»t*L slated for May is, is a most s>nous thing. .And we do not mean in any way to «mit the fact that the General Hospital is still here, and will continue to operate, and successfully, we know.. A long face shortens your list of friends. Famous Last Line — Children are a great comfort in y6ur old age, and help you reach it faster. '-:. ——* Four Corners Club Me6ts Thursday; Will Pick Officers Four Corners: The Four Corners Mothers & .Daughters club will meet March 14 with Euphamie Jensen and Gladys Eisenbarth. The opening song is Bird's Return. There-will be election of officers and every, one is urged to attend. There was a home demonstration meeting on Storage held at Mrs. Cecil Bjustrom's Thursday. iMr. and Mrs. Pete Helmers spent .Wednesday evening at the E. C Witham home. The ladies tied .quilts. iMr. and Mrs. E. C. Witham and children were Sunday dinner guests, at Mr. and Mrs. Pete Hel- mer's in Algona. Mr. and Mrs. Art Alexander and children -were Sunday, Marth 3, dinner guests at the Aijelt Meyera home neaf Ringsted. 'Mr. and Mrs. Orville Holdren and children were Sunday, March 3 dinner guests at Orville's parents the Wilbur Jtoldrens in Algona. The 4H club met with Betty Engler Saturday afternoon. Attending from this neighborhood were the Henry Muller girls and Ellen Witham. : Mr. and Mrs. Arie Dittmer and Mr. and Mrs. Q. A. Bjustrom took Mrs. Jessie Mitchell to Mason City Thursday where she took the noon train for Chicago to visit her son Lester Mitchell and family for a few weeks. The Four Corners Mothers and Daughters club will have an evening meeting March 15 at the V. F. W. hall. The menu committee is Lucille Rich, Euphamie Jensen and Anna Muller. The program committee is Ruth Harlan and Norrna Walker. An entertainment was held a the Keith Stephens and C. N. Robinson home Friday evening for Mr and Mrs. Jerome Eisenbarth and children, Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Shaw and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Walker and children. Games furnished entertainment after which refreshments were served. Riverdale Wofnah V Club Met March 0th St. Joe: The Rivetdale Ladies Friendly club met Wednesday, March 6, at the home of Mrs. Lyle Steele and Mrs. Jewell Patterson, assisting hostess. Election of officers took place. It was decided U#ort that the same officers will hold their respective places'for the coming, year. Mrs, Patterson being ill, Mrs. Veto Barker substituted. Mrs;'Julius Capesius is chairman; Mrs, Catherine Metzen, vice chairman; Agatha TMges, secretary; treasurer, •• • . " Wetlcy Kin Attend Rite* At Mallard ; Wesley: Joe, Herman and:-AW Studer accompanied by Mft!..Grj>tf Studer and daughter of St. ?erie- dict attended the rfuneral of?tM}ss Mary Studer at Mallard refcehtly. She was the victim of mpnbjttae gas poisoning in a car. She -Wat a daughter of the Magnus StUde'rs Algona Girls Rate High At College One Algona girl is on the honor roll and a second is on the honorable mention list at the end of the first semester of study at MacMurray College, Jacksonville, 111., a collegs news release states. Frances Price, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. N. A. Price, is on the honor roll, and Ardis Kresensky, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Kresensky, was given honorable mention. Students on the honor roll must receive a B plus in all their work, and for honorable mention must have received an average of 2.1 to 2.4. . Buys Home In Bode Bode: John Lomen has sold his home to Mr. and Mrs. John Johnson, Ottosen, who take possession April 1 and the Lomens have bought the Floyd Torgerson home. EAGLE CONTRACTORS \ :•• Go* Gttityf. a* INSULATION JOB You can get an insulation job that's Certified from an authorized Eagle Home Insulation Contractor. It is important that you accept nothing less than an Eagle Certified Insulation Job because it is the installation that... ,' —is "tailored" 'tot your home /alone ', — -uses genuine Eagle Mineral Woof Insulation •— is pneumatically blown to-correct thickneit? by expert workroen —provides proper ventilation wherever necessary '• "•' ':•' ' . ' •.• "' '' ""-. /,.';. ' The results are rooms that are up to 15° cooler in the summer ... fuel bills that are as much as 40% smaller every winter.'., ' <•.'•• An Eagle Certified Insulation Job means year 'round, year-in-year-out cornfort. Phone now, for free booklet oh Eagle Insulation, .. YOUR AUTHOIIZID CONTKXCTOt IS THI V COWAN BUILDING SUPPLY •'ft,' Ifcfr's Tackle Inflation You don't,want your dollars to buy less' less and less! r-.'.VJH - -,*---=TT«,, —,.-,.-—* *« K , I4 ^,tf 4».rignt. «7 -T Just around the wrner snd it is We hgyp to a,vojcl it, , iw4 91 . ^,^^n, r immense benefits and list unreasonably i 9 y • *- 9I "* »» |^^pp* t whp keepg RQ more than BestjiJ 'iJ^WW * V-* 'TT- y.T<ami«» »f« •*#V(»» ffVV frV- «2S™ ir""^ wfBPPaWe entrance to eJa?p§ of busi, ness h«ve tacHsed, iheir Waotion*bycl|im}ng~tii8t & i»w|u} rights would result to Wo^hed M^W oi * # W* '<fewSn»Uy «S , KM^fe^^K^mSS! ft You don't want your savings to melt ftway I Or the value of your life insurance to dwindle! Vet that is what inflation can do to all of us, Therefore, thoughtful people everywhere are concerned with ways to •mother it before it gets out of hand. One major cause o! inflation is a shortage of goods when people have money to spenJ for thing* they want. That cause can be eliminated by the production of goods •- last — in quantity! 9UT THERE'S A BOTTLENECK During the war there wa»rj't enough labor and materials to meet the needs of war and still produce all the civilian goods people wanted and could buy, Therefore price controls on civilian Hoods were substituted for cojnpetiUon to keep prices down, , . : Today thisoouotryhaijiJl the labor and materials necessary to turn <mt th« tUlni* 1 ' people want, ' ; Yet good* are itill f earce, Store ihelvps Hr« stiJJ bwe, The national pockttbooU to bulge, IflfljitJOfl <row», , • " Business cannot live by producing ait' loss. And so, goods thit ^nftbe ijaide to sell at the prices fixed by the government fust don't set made, Nor will the raising of price ceilings solve the problem, When costs and selling prices are subject to change at any moment by government action, production has to be on a day-to-day basis. That means uncertainty • * » reduced output , . . more inflation. ISN'T THIS THI ANSWER? Remove price controls on manufactured goods and production will step up '' '' Goods will theq pour into th> mark'el and, within a reasonable time* prices will adjust themselves BftturaHy»M they «J. wayi have ? io line with the real worth o! ' ' '" ' ''' Cowp«titJcin has duce this remit, •, . Thli is t6e way ym<m g*t i^« ' goo3i you Syant W prlcti you eia fffw4 tfli Ray* JNpsi think 'tM'ov^' tb^JiaH; jroor:. reprfieataqvei in Ck)ngrMs what you be- ''' . i wd to yow pountry'i rittirwiU /I* A^ftt/lwfeft* 1 ?»^ltt'.*i«*i-J

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