The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 2, 1946 · Page 11
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 11

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, April 2, 1946
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Tlfes'BAY, AP'Rft, 2, 6 Kdrlh Dodge Street—Phones 18*1"? J/W. HAZARD & R. B. WALLER, Publishers Entered as Second Cinss -Matter at tile PostbMcfe nt Algrtrtn, Iowa, under act of Cohgfess of March 3, Iftft). issued Weekly. National Advertising Representative: National Advef- Using Service, Ifttt W, Randolph St., Chicago. ttA*KS IN KOfeStfttt CO. One Yotir, frt advance...... $2.50 Upper Des Moines and Kossuth County Ad* vance in combination, per year $4.00 Sittgle Coplea..;.:..-. : ,. Vc SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH Ofle Year, in advance $3.00 Upper ties Moines and kossuth County Advance in combination, one year $5.00 No subscription less than 6 months. ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per inch 42c OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER Editorial By J. W. Haggard Against Military Training According to our Understanding the proposed compulsory military training law has' been given up and will not be mentioned again in congress. However it is still being discussed and yet has many people favoring such a law. On the other hand an equally large .number bitterly oppose such a law. Mr. J. A. Freeh, a well known Algona man, was brought to the United States as a boy by his parents from Alsace-Lorraine to escape compulsory military training 'by the Germans, which at that time was in possession of that country. Mr. Freeh feels strongly in regard to this matter and has written a letter to the Open Forum of the Des Moines Register, which we quote below: 'Mr. L. B. Butler in his letter in the Feb. 15 Register seems to intimate that this'country has gone to sleep because we do not favor Compulsory peacetime military training. We fear that Mr .Butler has forgotten some of ; the military history of the past 200 years. The first and greatest sponsor of compulsory peacetime training has been Prussia and later Germany when she came under Prussian domination. Vyhat has she Accomplished with it? Lxjok at Germany now. Their defeat is the worst any" nation has suffered for 150 years. Who defeated them? The United States and Great Britain mostly, with the help of Russia. Neither the U. S. or Great" Britain had this peacetime military training and Russia was practically unarmed and financially broke when Hitler attacked. The writer may be pardoned for feel-, - , ing so strongly about this matter when it is remembered tl\at he .^ras brought .. ,. from Alsare-lAjft'aiheV FraMe'r • as aTchlid-' r ' '- . to escape "this peacetime military training when Germany took over the above provinces after the war of 1870. He has been a steamship ticket agent more than 40 years and has sold hundreds of steamship tickets mostly to Germans emigrating to ' the United Stales and at least 80 per cent of .them came over here to escape this 'peacetime, military 1 training. No, the people of this country do not want the very thing these people escaped from. The Middle West contains hundreds of thousands of them and they are among^our 'best and most successful citizens which prwes that but for this military training and militarism they could also have done well In their native land, Let Mr. Butler ask some of these German- 'bonri citizens if they want compulsory peacetime training. .*- V \ * # » :* t ...:' V • v The Birth of the New Deal The. New Deal, which for a number of years and up until the .death of President Roosevelt was the guiding star of the country and Is now thought by many to toe on its last legs, Is credited to the brain of Max Gardner, a former governor of North Carolina, who suggested the idea to President Roosevelt who at the time was looking for something in the way of soothing syrup for the country which had 'been in the throes of hard times for several years. Drew Pearson, the well known Washignton columnist, told the story in his column the other day and we think perhaps he has the facts of the situation. President Roosevelt took office in 1033 promising to reduce government expenditures 25 •per cent. Instead, a few months after his inaug- eration he started a program of increased expenditures which soon increased the expenses of the . government from lour billion to approximately f twenty billion. The country was eager for "easy . money" after the £reat depression of 1929, and was riot critical as to how it was obtained. i The main fault with the New Deal was the idea that the government was going to take core of everybody from "the cradle to the grave" and killed oft all thought of saving and frugality which had been supposed to be the backbone of the people of this nation. This idea has now becpme so Ingrained in many of our people thSt it will be Jjard to make .them understand that personal char* Bcter and effort are after 8 U the main strength of toe nation. ' I pie New Deal was a new departure in our national life and was welcomed fcy; many p^pte at, a relief from all pf their troubles and future work or wprry, To them it was a delightful <*e» earture frpm the PW idea of frugality and hard ^orH. To toe sure wise financiers shpfifc heads, for Qffi sM$»e pp wlieh the easy . to Jfel they were the y}gtjpfc: el •%& "egowmte ' : ' ' ' ' "'' not , Algona Boy May Of Emmetsburg Dr. ft. W. Heise, who .was lh?t Week elected Mayor of Brnmet»bufg without opiibstti'on, was bo^H ahd t-al^ed In Algona and graduated from our high school. His iparehts, now dead, were among the well known pioneers of this county. Mis father, "Chris" Heise, came from Germany as a boy, nhd for m&fty years was on Algona barber. At that time shaV'es iwere ten Cents and haircuts 25 cents. At these low prices "Chris" made a fortune, and died some years ago one of the wealthiest meh In Algbha. His estate, consisting of brick business buildings in Algona and farm lands in Kassuth county, is managed by his son, flow the Mayor of fimmetsbufg. The Emmetsburg soh had Intely retired from his veterinary practice, rind was aboltt lo remove to Algona where he wttuld be in closer touch with the business of the estate. It mny be that the Emmetsburg folks made him mayor to make sure that he would not' move away. br. Heise is highly qualified to give the Emmetsburg people good service as mayor, ami his Algtttta friends extend best wishes. -ALttONA UPPKtt m$ MOfNES, AT.GONA IOWA More About A New Hospital Last Week, after this paper carried a page one editorial about the hospital crisis here, a number ol reactions were heard. First, the general concensus of opinion Was that a hospital is needed, and something should be clone about it, at once. Secondly, many people believed a hospital run by a denominational grqup was preferable. They stated Jheir .belief that after the original cost, no further taxpayer 'burden would result, the service and care would be ol a higher type, and many problems that face a municipally-owned hospital would'bo eliminated, including any political factors. Third, there were some who expressed a belief that a county hospital would be preferable,, that it allowed for a share distribution of the costs, that it would not 'be so expensive over a long period of time because county patients would be cared for there, and that it eliminated any controversy Oa to what denomination or group should run or control a new hospital here. , , t> o « . > • "• This newspaper is glad to note the reactions. The chief thing heeded how is a crystallizing of opinions. We need the hospital. If a majority ol folks feel one way or the other, that is the thing to find out now. Whatever type of hospital would be best ih'the long run is the one-we should work for. OUr personal'belief has been that the less a government has to do with running something, the better Off we usually are, particularly something along this line. We are not hide-bound on the matter, however, and desire to go along with the m'ajority. - ' • What we want, and what YOU need, is a good, modern, local hospital large enough to fill the community needs. • —R- B. W. / Fifty-five Years in Business Algona has for many years been the home of "Jiminie" Neville, who has generally been credited with being the most witty and original advertiser in this section of Iowa. He is in the shoe business and his advertising has been quoted all over the country as examples of wit an.d 'good business pullers. But there are. other original and witty adver- £tIS6rsiij:i£H'ig $ei?tjon,,i&s^was proved the other week 'When that Veteran real estate and loan mfcn, affec- tionally known, as "Jim" Sheridan, pioheer business man of Bancroft, published an advertisement in the Bancroft Register. The particular occasion being the fifty-fifth anniversary of his establishment of his land and loan business in that thriving town. And incidentally we might mention that "Jim," who is one of the best known and popular business men of northern loWa, prides himself as being a "dyed-in-the-wool democrat," has never sought office, 'but devoted his life entirely to his business. Here's to Jim Sheridan, the best democrat as well as leading business man. We clip below a part of Jim's published ad: I think very few persons have been in one business? and in One town as many years. If there are any I would be pleased to hear from them. I came into Bancroft like a new born babe, knowing no person . for many miles and embarked in this business wihich has provded me with a very comfortable living. Many of us thought we were bloated bond holders before World War I. Along came the depression after that war and wiped us off the books. I went with the seat out of my pants for a few years. I struggled along and then got my share of the good business the New Deal brought to all of us. In the meantime I found time to enjoy all kinds of sports. And like Jimmy Neville I had my eye pealed for the pretty ladies, and I finally took one Into camp that I have lived with'all these years, without any'knock-downs and drag-outs. During all these years I have seen our young men march away to three different wars, and they always came home with the bacon, But. sad to relate, many of these good young men never did return. Do we, here at home with all of the comforts in the world, appreciate what these young men did for us, Here in Bancroft I have found health, happiness and prosperity, and a climate unexcelled, with sunshine and rain, thunder and lightning, storms galore, snow storms and blizzards, and, with God's help, the greatest vegetation on earth. 'Many years ago I christened Bancroft the Garden Spot of Iowa and J will stick to this until J am blapk in the face. The past year I 'thought some of re* [, 'but why should a Kid like me retire „„„+ business is 'food and there is lots of it, §o ; i am continuing and Siting enough, tg fat «nd drink, What more does a row W8P,t heye belpwt This reminds me p| a happening in W off ice many years ago; "A good irishman was telling Pat Cum.* i$ngs (my hr<)fy?wn-'l®w) . 9t *$ the c {ie 'was Siying'fyJs chttWfft before this department desiring to oblige where possible, is glad to pass on a question passed to us by Tom Stevens. "I've got. 17 grandchildren," says Tom. "How am 1 going to stop it?" a % ^ Paul Seeley, whc- between lattd and real estate and sundry things along that line, finds time to sp-' predate a little humor, tells us about a hew government form he recently had occasion to see. It pertains to GI's applications for loans and the resulting appraise! of property in question for. farming purposes. One of the questions reads: "Is this a cow-farm or a hen farm?" Paul wonders if the author of that line ever left the confines of Manhatton. * * *, William V. PtoOl end his Wife, oldtimefs in this area, have an attractive little acreage just south of Algona, near Call State Park. Bill says the first pussy Willows in this section appeared on his premises, and that they are now eating green beahs . . . We're gullible, and belieyed the pussy willow part'of it, But further inquiry revealed that the green beans were,put up last year . , . Mrs. Pool, during the summer, usually has about 120 different varieties of flowers on the place, also. MOUTH-WATERING SIGHT-. George of George's Cafe, outdoors on a spring morning, barbecuing 90 Ibs. of succulent ribs over a hickory log fire in the cafe's outdoor barbecue pit. PROBLEM OF THE WEEK: "Please publish in your column," writes one reader, "in view of the experience you are getting with children, Whether it is proper to put rubber diapers on a baby of seven months at bedtime." After due consideration of this problem, we are happy to advise the lady that she better put SOMETHING on the baby for sure. * « « From a'dark horse Subscriber at Burt comes the following: "There is just as much horse sense today as there ever was . . . today, however, the horses have most of it." "* 9 « ' . ' Harold Clark, genial Bancroft publisher whom We haven't seen since the basketball tournament ai Estherville, was in last Friday. Harold-says there is considerable hospital talk in the Bancroft area, and folks feel there should be some action on the matter, but are waiting to see what type of proposals come forth. o « * i • Will MarJihek, Wesley twp., knows that classified :ads/ in tftis paper bring results. 'He advertised a tractor and a stove, two weeks ago, and had a call the day after the paper came • out from Ottosen,. selling the tractor he also sold the stove, a bit closer to home. * « * Attending a council meeting, last week, your reporter found himself shy of cigarettes ... the .council puts no ban on smoking during the sessions . . .after borrowing several, City Supt. Pollard gave us a cigar, and from tliero on we had rll the smoke Huenhold sits at the council we wanted . . . Councilman Huenhold sits, at the council meeting with a halo around his head, but it's from'cigar smoke, Speaking ol "borrowiri«j" cigarettes, our scouts, in ihis case Joe Lowe and Doc Shierk, say that for technique, Leight Misbach has the best , . . LeighJ,reaches ;:in v 'his pocket, ftinibles' ajirtiha a btt, tod then says -We)}, I guess I will have one," as he accepts the proffered weed, * * <j. • • • • •' • Our own particular anfile on this is to always say, "Well, I VDM—GALLEY THREE guess I will; I left mine at the office." What's yours? * -« » What we call a quick butcher ing job occurred recently, when four horses that were slated for slaughtering, broke out of a pasture, ran in front of a train, were killed and butchered on the spot ,--, . and became mink meat in nothing flat, near Qoldfield. IJPR'J think thai j*each*« don't have a sense of Hwnor, usually anyway, , Rev. Gi»ert Kuyper, new $»ifsbyterian pastor, preaches a Hunctay afternpon, sermon at Irv* Jiigtpn, and pay? A, EnsgUsh, retired pastor, usu'atty'tides, ttoere with, him, One Sunday^ recently. Rev, Kuyper turned to his com- i jqn. and remirifeg thjt. he •iiJd think, B e v- fligUsh would tired, of heartnf gpproxi- mateJy the same sermon, twice in pne day.. "Oh I don't mJPMi*' replied Reader Comment 22 March 1946,' Agraes With Editorial Aleona Upper Des Moines: Your article about our present method of appointing diplomats is, pertinent and sound. There is need for such a course of education for men desirous of serving in any consular capacity. But the idea is not new. It has been presented for class discussion in certain service jechools for over a year that I know of. But publicity like yours is helpful in bringing it to the attention of Mr. Average Citizen. For want of a better title this imaginary school has been dubbed "A West Point for Diplomats." Most of us agree, I am sure, in wishing that most of our diplomats (so-called) had been required to complete at least a training course before going out to represent us rs our ambassadors. Irvin Chapman, I and E Dept. Favors "Memorial Ho:pilal" To the Editors: We are heaving a lot about our loc;il hospital situation, but no definite program has been suggested as yet. Let's consider a "Kossuth Memorial Hospital." Kossuth county has no memorial of a fitting type to honor the men who gave their lives in this war. Why not honor their memory with a fitting, living memorial, a beautiful new hospital. In the lobby could be placed a bronze plaque with appropriate' inscriptions. A building built by the money of all people in Kossuth county would be a monument .dedicated to .ease the suffering of all who needed it, re- of race, creed or social standing. The question arises, does a bounty hospital work? The answer is, yes, of course. Hundreds of state, county and municipal hospitals are functioning today. Research work has been done to determine the size and type of hospital needed for any community. Through trial and error, regulations and rules have been found that are fair to both patients and professional men A county hospital can pay its own way, yes, most of the time. But let's not kid ourselves. A hospital should give its service at the'lowest possible cost, even if it is necessary for the county to subsidize it. It is our opinion that the people should have the benefit of the lowest possible terms . . . and I do not feel a hospital should be a money-making affair; but should give the greatest amount of service at the lowest possible cost. That our own people cannot run a hospital is ridiculous. Look at our city light plant, our county home, county roads, state university and hospitals in Iowa Citv, our schools, etc. To say that a county hospital cannot be run 'successfully by Kossuth county is to say that democracy can't work. Having the people of Kossuth county vote bonds for a Memorial Hospital seems to be a logical step at this time.. This type of hospital could be a recipient for gifts and bequests at any time. Perhaps the townships and towns would furnish a room with a plaque, and various groups Could do the same. The bulk of the cost,, of course, would come from taxation, hut with a county free of any bonded debt, and Kossuth's size, the cost would be small for each property owner. This is a project our whole county must get back of—a lasting, living memorial hospital, paying honor by,, its •-cratttion to our own Wat- dead. • ClfliZEN. (Name of writer on request) * •* * Editor's Note: Open Forum and Reader Comment letters afe always welcome. The nam6 of the .\viitiv near not be published, but this newspaper requires any eommunicHti'Ons to toe' with the correct name of the\ author to show goM jfaitt. # .to OFFICE SUPPLfBS: Sales books, assorted papers, rubber -st'ihllisy.; stapling machines, tarbon pUpe^ Xmas stationery. Stop in and look the supply over, They're hard to get, but we have a supply on hand. 7 Out of 10 Homes Need It TEL-0-POST With Adustabie Built-in Jack . Quick—Easy—Economical Way To Level and Permanently Support SAGGING FLOORS © Easy to Use Built-in Jack Raises Floor Level ® Adjustable to Pit Atiy Basemtetit 5' 7" to 8' 4" ® All Steel Post Safely Stipiiorts Over 20,000 Ibs.';; Just place the Tel-0-Post in position. The Builtrin jack makes it easy to adjust floors slowly, safely to original level and provide p«rmaitent support Phone 256 Jim Pool m \ v *%3^£> *^$$f$~%^ Jsssj tr*£>. iis 'mm ft '<0llHpiAJIi> engine^* CONOCO , "Oh I/don't mi*w S||J!JJF thel|fj^4p^U ~:--.: .:•-. • --..C" *,-.<*. .-.»'•• " • : and nmtmbtrwvttiw Wg »*Nl» The "haulaways" -are ^e^rdad iii : the land! Your hew C&r is on order— or in, your • Jn|i?S^ __|i^d ;now here is why ''any car bf yours should have an oiL-PtJi&Ei) engine ... OIL-PLATING will shield your Engine's insides. It -Saves fine-finished surfaces frOhi 16ts of wear. And thiat*« how t» raise resistance against carbon, gum, and sludge, : An OIL-PLATEP engiiiie is yovMra for the asking. insist on filling with<3^^|f^tt^r jts'added ^it-piATis acts joins lubdcant . it," For it 'needs • CfenocQ !NP*' ypu'jl extra ,co§tl; See. Y '• ian4 CONOCO ••••>•'<• i'u(':,': <-v•••>•'•'•. :-r •:•• ^si^Ml^ *-!'MllaM^* 'fm ' !< isSiiif|t|ff| .v;.^.is^^^r-^y^^cK^C^Y^'^'aC.-'-- •••' '• 3^r$Mmiiis®M&i^mKK& s& -..

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