The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 19, 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 19, 1946
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^pp|p^??f^»!pip;p^5-^ MAffpl 10, •'l.'Nbrlh Dodgts Strdet^Phones ie*lt it HAGGARD & R. B.WALfaM, Publishers as Second Class 'Matter at the Postottie* Ugdna, Iowa, under act of Congress, of March 3, 1819. Issued Weekly. National Advertising ^Representative:" National Advertising Service, 188 W. Randolph St., Chicago. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO. PS Year, In advance ....$2.50 ; Des Moines and Kossuth County Advance in combination, per year..... $4.00 Copies Oc. JBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH Year, in advance $3.00 U$fcr Des Moines and Kossuth County Ad- * ' vance in combination, one year .$5.00 'Ndlsubstiriplion less than 6 months. ADVERTISING RATES DUplay Advertising, per inch .....42c FICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER Editorial By J. W. Haggard insational Talk lould Be Muzzled If this new world wide organization now bc- perfectcd to insure the peace of the worltl ..^n't hurry up and get into action the world may iflf|in be Plunged into a war that mighty easily tfditroy all civilization. Those who carefully fol- \Wr world events.are at present much worried at ipe situation existing between Russia, the United Stales and England. It looks silly to those of us En the sidelines to see the "big three" exchanging fepjithets and threatening each other so soon after (the victorious close of the German and Japanese Jvar. It has been thought by many that the late President Roosevelt was the only influence that jkcpt Russia and England working in harness dur- ,'lng hostilities. Roosevelt is gone and the present [administration in Washington seems at times to be 'woefully lacking in the delicate art of diplomacy. Everybocly-talks too much and the big correspond- |cnts seldom hestite in suggesting 'ulterior motives |in Russia's every move, all of which irritates and angers the other nations. Winston Churchill, beloved prime minister of England during the war, and who is credited by -iiost. of us with saving England .from utter destruction, made an extremely ill-advised speech in Missouri while visiting this country the other day; The speech was made in the presence of President Truman and it might easily be supposed that it had his sanction, which it seems that it did hot have. It sounded as though Churchill was hdvocating an alliance bteween the United States hnd England to the disadvantage of Russia. Mr. Churchill in making an irritating speech of this kind should have, made it in England. It is said ,that Russia had about 25 million causalties during d suffered untold property damage and man and, Japanese a little dev- IsHating thettuelvcs, it would seem to us that they Jre justified. One thing is sure, the American •ipople are not looking for every loop hole to question their 'actions. We ourselves are taking over" a f number of Pacific islands for naval bases and so I tar as we know there has been no complaint from [ftussia^ Most correspondents and commentators, Ibr'at least many of them, like to make their news [comments sensational and if they were muzzled [for'a time things might work out better between Jthe recent allied powers. The thing to do now is no sit tight and not rock the boat. LThe Governorship Fight When Gov. Robt. Blue announced himself as a ^republican candidate for a second term as govcrn- [or of Iowa, it looked like he might be given the [usual second term without a contest, but since that •time opposition has developed within his own party, and General Geo. Olmsted of Des Moines has (•announced himself as a candidate opposing Blue. I According to the way we get the matter by special [grapevine, one of the main causes for bringing out Jan opposing republican candidate is the fact that 3ov. Blue is said to be a dyed-in-the-wool prohibi- Lliohist, and it has b»en said that he was behind Ithe present liquor -war in . Des Moines. There is la more or" less strong faction which centers in Des iMoines that want to have a liqupr-tiy-the-drink flaw passed by the next legislature, and believe the [larger cities of the state would derive much benefit from-, such a law. However that may be, this [faction, wants no blue-noses running the state. [This story goes on to say that Gen. Olmsted, who lhas fought in both -wars, is more disposed to be (liberal in the wet and dry matter. Gen. Olmsted . 'ho is 44 years of age, is said to be personally, one If the most popular men in. Des Moines, and is Eminently qualified to fill the governor's chair. the record made by Governor Blue it would oem that he should be given the usual second |erm. Of course that attempt to smear Gov, 31ue by blaming him for the Eldora reform school ness is entirely sityy and is merely buhvash put [ufl by Jake More and other democratic politicians. ; the hopes of gaining a few votes, If Gov. Blue guilty in the matter 4he state administrations Beginning with democratic Gov. Kraschel down, equally guilty. Gov, 'Blue has done . every- tring possible to correct .the mistakes which have Become evident in many pf the state institutions and no sensible person should pick him out for < •censure, jf -they don't like the •fact that he is a hibitionist, that Js another matter. When the democrats realized that there was [to be % 'bitter fight in the republican party for the they saw their chance to capture the . 'administration for themsejlvef, and finally Frank Miles, veteran pf both wars, aqd years edito^ Of the t^|Jonajre, official Iprgan. of the state American kegJoh. 'FVanfc MHos \is: fuji^ ^uglified for the governorship o| Iowa, and |;U fn,e state Js to have a 4e$noerstie governor, it elfct n° better main;,, put, in eye on ''Bobfey' WQW; they say t," but the big no-punches will b,e w ; e haven't are to ppen,yp, . - Ward Jjfkejf ^ an4 _ ss |s a4} v§ry f f hjl reg ; «t the tim?. jt . ma]ke>, Cdvemtttent Bonds Will Be Paid In Full Some people have been wondering how tho United States government would pay the hundreds ot billions of 'bonds issued to pay for the war, and some have actually -doubted that they would ever be paid. These folks should not worry, it is a safe thing to say that the bonds will never be repudiated and no one should become scared and give ithcm- away for less than face value. The hundreds of billions of 'bonds are owned almost to a cent by American citizens, and some optimistic people even go so far as to say that, of itself, obliterates the entire debt, but we think that is a mistaken idea. It is sure that when the bonds fall due they will be paid for in cash from the United Stales treasury and the money to redeem the bonds will come from taxes paid by every taxpayer in the country. Of course the money may not go out of the country, but it will come from taxes paid by rich and poor alike who own property in this country, or have an income of any kind. It has been suggested that an easy way for the government to retire the bonds would be to raise the federal incorrie tax levy. We know of a man who last year paid $1,500 federal income I tax. This same man has bought and paid for over $10,000 worth of government bonds which he still has in his possession. How easy it would be for a tnx boost of $500 per year. This would take from tho bond owner each year two $1,000 bonds, and in five years the bonds \vould all have been retired, and with no cost to the government.. Don't worry boys, as the late Ed Conners, for^many years an. Algona banker, used to say, "a financier with a good pencil can coin money out of thin air." in other words, from the blue sky. It is indeed too bad that President Roosevelt and Harry Hopkins have been called to their long home before their time. And may divine providence aid poor Harry Ifruman to carry, the load that has been forced upon him by fate. Nevertheless the bonds will be Paid. .,;*, 'What's Wrong With This Idea? Isn't U about time that we, as a nation, paid more attention lo the method in which we inject men into the state department and diplomatic corps? , • We pick a select group to attend Annapolis, and another select group to attend West Point, but •we don't spend five minutes or "seemingly five cents in the preparation of the best potential brains of the country for the state department and diplomatic service. It is an absolute necessity that the United States stop playing a hit and miss game in world diplomacy. What better, long range plan could be adopted, than one in which a selected group of young men are given an above average training in international affairs, and then given a chance to work up in their field just as Annapolis and West Point graduates do in the field of military and naval science. So long as we have politics determining the selection of "diplomats", and expect men to be plucked from private business or professions and automatically turn out to be good diplomats, we're going to bo in all kinds of hot water. While Congress is studying it's, plan for con - grcssional overhaul, it might throw in a little study on this matter also. —R. B. W. No Place For Bigotry Here . „.. : ;,.,,.Only^occasipnally do w.u.find.-bigotry crc/pping up'A&th regard to creed in'progressive 1 ," broadminded communities. ' Not that bigotry isn't with us; it 'has been for a long time. But the smart community is one that doesn't give it a chance to get a foothold. The world has just finished a war that originated because of many causes, but one of them was definitely the leadership of bigoted men who fanned class, creed and race hatreds into a world war. ' * « ?! / In the past we have been pretty well rid' of •this insidious cancer of community life. We have watched it, however, tear apart other communities, 'and thanked the powers that be that in our ctise we have had none of it 1 . But if rumors and reports are correct, we have had' two definite evidences in recent weeks here, that unwise leadership may be fanning a small fire of bigotry in this area. Fortunately, it does not appear too potent, nor has it been too successful. The fact that it is known is almost certain to see that it is quickly killed, or kept pretty, well under control. There is no room In our community for a small, narrow, warped viewpoint that endeavors to set creed against creed, M !7 f ft During the war, men fought side by side, lived with each other for weeks and months. They seldom asked each other their ancestral background, or their religious preference, Men rose or fell on what they were, what they did, and tho respect they created among their fellow men. Living in a community in peace is pretty much the same way, or should be. —R. B. W. ALGONA UPPEft Dflfl MOINES, ALGONA IOWA. ./•W^XWW^^****^^ Opinions of Other Editors Olmsted Enters Lions' Den. Decorah Journal: The possibility that George Olmsted may become a republican candidate for governor of Iowa should be" good news, His service record is not the important fact about him as a candidate. The important fact is that he stands for progress. Before the war, the republican old guard laughed 'him off. With his tan]? as brigadier general, he will toe harder tp laugh down. However, the organization that smashed Will' We evidently is not afraid of the test,. If Qlmste<J should win the nomination against Governor Blue, he would probably induce many patriotic young people to hold the party line. He would strengthen the state republican ticket. He Js one of that thinning group in the republican party which has fought vainly for progress since W2. - - •"•:,.'•' The littl/rwhite crosses on the political graves or his'predecessprs show the kind of ejjemy he 'faces'. ' : -" :' •'••.••'"' Olnjsted's norhinfttion might 'be possible. Jt would foe surprising., ijf he should be nominated, he woiiW ftill *ace a terrific fight, He would still J§?k CWfttrsi ef ; hts party organization. The or*. ganjsatjon would Plan tP use hjm a knlf§ it his tip*, s sjncf the J0jnjna ? Atlantic NewiKJ'elegr»ph: With, SSRVB of the grefttesii prafejsrej fie, we?W In eirer laggd. feffore Jfc |bP-iMlis|: United Slftff sfnifs'jftfeM *Q Uff» fift'-fe MMif jnowtjifni!? oj g grougi Pi souther^ S®il «WfW»iing. IQ deft a bB tft'.d^.tb. SPRING FEVER NOTES: Time.was when-flying kites used to be second nature, but somehow or other the knack has slipped away . , . a kite, as we remettibef it, was simply a pair of sticks, cross-wise, covered with paper, and perhaps a short tail attached to the bottom of the kite for stability. Plenty of string or light cord, and you were all ready to go, if you had a little room in which to run, and a wind, to furnish the necessary dynamic lifting power Owe think we read those last three words somewhere in something about airplanes.) Well and good. You have Indoctrinated your youngsters in the saga that their Dad is quite tha kite flyer—the expert of all affairs pertaining to penetration of the heavenly bodies . . . you have even discussed the possibility of building a more elaborate box kite, and placing therein one of the lighter lots for a ride in the sky. * a « Then comes the ordeal. The kite, conventiently purchased from a local store, minus the tail which the directions say nothing about, and with some store-purchased string, is ready. The wind is right, fairly strong but not too heavy. The audience gathers. The kite is held; you back off into the Wind letting out yardage of string, as you go. You give the word, and strat to run like well,' you start to run. The kite rises directly up, 25, 35, 50 feet . . . you begin to feel a sense of great pride in your achievement, when BANG . . , the pesky kite goes into a nosedive and comes down just as fast as it went up. The resulting crash is unsatisfactory to everyone except the store wher eyou have to go to purchase another kite. * ' * » Suggestion: If you have a big boy. say about 14 years old in the neighborhood, why not hire HIM to handle the kite detail for you. It will prove far more satisfactory, and save quite a bit of wind, your own, we mean. A warm, sunny day, also brings other things . . . talk of picnics .'... a scries of muddy tracks across the rug . . . consciousness that the old bus has a lot of squeaks and rattles . . , dismaying prospects regarding the storm windows, grass seed, spading up around the shrubs, and what not, Jack Johnston, engaged in a series of cribbage games with Hank Plctch recently, was having a 1 disastrous time of it ... as Jack lamented his ill fate, and spoke .of perhaps not feeling in prime condition that afternoon," Hank said: "I'm. not' surprised; how you ex- peft to pla^ffiribbage.^a'nd .smoke one 6'f those' Puhiigator^stogie's' at- the same time is beyond me." '"=' ..***" '.',..Woodward's store her* recently became very, aware of the power of. advertising. From Albuquerque.;','New Mexico, came an . order for some muslin the store had advertised in (this paper ... . seems Doc Andrew's, couldn't get any of it any closer than Algona. •-'••'.' / <t 6 ' ft ', It was with some .surprise that we read, Sunday, of the Kent Motor Co. going to build a new Chevrolet garage here, as reported in the 'Register ... no doubt a surprise to the Ford and Chevrolet people, too ... anyway, mail last week was arriving at the Kent Motor from contractors interested in building their new Chevrolet garage • and the Ford people also wrote to ask "how come." « * * Maybe our reasoning isn't as good as it should be, but a recent appeal received through the mail from the American Bible Society, asking for contributions of $600,000 to-buy 2,600,000 copies of the Bible for shipment to the Japanese left us sort of cold. However for anyone whg wishes to send donations, the address is 450 Park Ave., New York. * * * • J. A. Freeh informs us that H. J. Presthus, who was declared to have been Greenwood township's oldest resident, having lived there 62 years, and. who has, just moved to Algona, was not a resident of Greenwood, but of Portland . . . Mr. Presthus has not been heard from on the -matter, but regardless of that, 62 years in one spot is quite a long time. <•*,,* The town of Bancroft ha* an unsual situation. Citizens there will go to the polls to vote for town officers, March 35, and will find no names printed on the ballots,., voters will have to, write in the names of tltelr.cnoiee, THINKING OUT i<>U»; While reading a daily paper— "Tension in Iran" ,,, wJth .some of the press and radio correspond* ents getting greyly edited _«nd taking their cues franv th£ sian^baltipg section of y,-S British, governmental circles. «Visits" of German Glfi§ •*— strjcted" . • • have-to b* out of the quarters ot V, S, Officers fey ,JO p. m. now.., doesn't say whit time they can enter, thougli. »'P»uey Set its Quit" , - V P»tf>y reajjy called, the, turn. wh!»i» «* asKecj wby'ao o}l mjf, „ !pnsid.erg4 9 yalual>}e, <ssget wi f ea? ' • , » «nd a<w t|v* ft ire f ifhttn* s|»Mt I <m,r of two hours. "A recent count of Alaskan reindeer shows 6*,000 in herds" . . . thousands have strayed and arc running wild ... if they know What fun is they'll stay that way. "Pension Bill For Congress Killed" ,. , can't help but think a pension plan might result in better men in Congress, bring out a higher caliber of candidate. "War Bride Tired of Hearing About Corn" . . . that's only the beginning, sister. "OPA Attacked by Hickenlooper" . . . it's the fashionable thing to do, Hick, and you have a lot of Company . . . what replacement can you offer to in any way, shape or manner to control prices that will otherwise skyrocket? Or will natural competition keep prices reasonable? President Truman caught the dickens from a young radio listener because he gave a speech that was broadcast, and cut out the daily episode of "Captain Midnight." . Columnist worrying about the sending of the Battleship Missouri to Istanbul, fearing something might happen to it ... listen, brother, the Battleship Missouri can take care of itself. * ••:•• *.i To the instigators and planners of the service club-farmer meeting held here last Wednesday, with over 300 in attendance . . . with each club member bringing only one guest, hundreds of farmers were missed,, of course . . . hardly another person could have been squeezed in at the dinher, as it was . .. but the success of the one last week was such that another should be held hot later thafi next fall, with an entirely new guest list. * # « And what local citizen would be surprised, and not pleased, If he knew that he now had the nickname "Tojo". * # <! Famous Last Line: It's merely coincidence that I'm winning; I always go home at midnight. Card Party MARCH 24 St. Benedict Hall 8:00 p. m. Lunch Will Be Served Public Invited Circle 4 — Mrs. Jack Grandgcnctt, Mrs. Matt Bormann. Townsem) Flash By Mrs. A. M. Anderson 'Washington: Ways-Means Votes Open Hearings on Towmend Plan. Petitions from 78 house members urged Townscnd witnesses be called during present social security 'hearings. The committee also voted not to restrict the time allowed the Townsend organization. Expert witnesses will appear in support of Townsend legislation. Observers in Washington say hearings were granted because of .a well-planned, well-timed campaign by the Townscnd legislature bureau, together with friendly congressmen. Dr. Francis E. Towrisend arrived in Washington to help spur tho campaign. Rep. • Homer Angell, got the petition circulated and also delivered a dramatic appeal to house members. Petitions circulated in congressional districts by Townsendites are being presented to the congressmen. A widely publicized press conference informed the people that hundreds of thousands of citizens had signed these petitions. News that Townsendites were going to own their own printing plant which would enable them to better tell their story to the nation hit Washington. Aigona Iowa—Local Townsend- ites, in keeping with the petition drive, garnered 1315 signers, that 'are being presented to 6th District Congressman Dollivcr.—Adv. New Farm Equipment Spring Tooth Attachments for Farmall Cutivators; 1 type B10" I.H.C, Peed Grinder; Double and Single Unit Milking Machines; 1 4»£an Electric Milk Cooler; Electric Cream Separators; Umbrellas; 1 Pick-up at* tachment for No. 62 Combine; 1 No. 4 Tractor Stalk Cutter; 1 No. 46 Plow Fertilizer Attachment; Tractor Wheel Weights; Farmall H. & M. Power Take-off At' tachmcnts; Electric Pump Jack; Knife Grinder; 3 Types Hydraulic Manure Loaders; Flare Type Wagon Boxes; Tractor Trailers. Used Form Equipment 1 F12 Tractor on rubber with cultivator; 1 No. 6 McCormick Dcering Hammcrmill; 1 10:00x36 tractor tire; 1 9:00x36 tractor tire; 1 21-ft. Tractor Disc; Cream Separators; 1 McCormick Deering No. 4 Tractor Plow on rubber. PONTIAC SALES AND SERVICE We arc, now able to handle your Pontiac auto repair work. NOW IS THE TIME TO SCHEDULE YOUR FARM MACHINERY REPAIR WORK FOR SPRING Algona Implement Co. McCormick-Deering Farm Machinery International Trucks Walt and Deb Hall Phone 52 State and Jones LET'S WORK FOR INDUSTRIAL PEACE IVlen want to work.' : Management wants to produce. The public wants to buy.; The country wants prosperity. Yet good times have been held up by an agony of strikes. . Strikes breed bitterness •.. hunger .. • and economic stagnation. . " ' • H ;. . For the sake of our country, let's change this I Change it fast. Time is running out! Let's work out a way to get - and keep •-industrial peace and prosperity* THE FIRST STIP Isn't a sound national labor policy . •. one that treats workers and management exactly alike and above all one that is fair to the public... the first step .toward that peace? Sincerely believing this to be* so, we offer this program for peace and production and prosperity: , 1. Make employers and unions equal in responsibility under the law. . 2. Let Congress set the rules for genuine collective bargaining) free from coercion and violence, and then let government enforce these rules with strict impartiality. 3. Provide safeguards for the public against strikes or boycotts arising from disputes between unions. 4. Insure against strikes until all order* ly procedures for settling disputes have been exhausted. Your representatives in Congress have the power to establish this pattern for an enduring and a fair labor peace. Let them know how you feel about it, Urge them to act promptly on legislation to include these four points, Time alone won't bring industrial peace. Doing nothing won't bring it. Positive action is the only way, For your ortn sake and for the future of our country, let your voice be heard I Mai tie** for dtairmav, atio» </ full «M#i o/rt/i pwram, 1«tlu<ii*t /Ift 9 Hitftfl *«*<#*•* fw ivtrj (iti*«»> projnm , A />«{<wr«f *rt»l* tt« 4<Wr*w N<Mt»i»l Am* , J4 Wat 1W Strut, AIM ftr* 19, fi» ft NATIONAL ASSOClAfWN OF MANVI ACT1JB1RS '^'••SrajiftSgyaigt^ilJiifi^

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