The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 16, 1946 · Page 15
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 15

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, April 16, 1946
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tippet •D jNorth Podge Street-^fthoftes Iff-1? • /, W, ^AGG^RD &'ft, ff. WAfcLEfc, Publishers ffitefed as Secopd'Chtss .Matjter at the Postoffice Iowa, under aci,ofiCpngr.es9 of Match 3, tB7fl, issued. n * - National Advertising Representative! National Advertising Service, 188 W, Randolph St., Chicago. RATES |N K0SSIMH €O, One Xear, in advance..., .......... . ....... ; ....... ........ .....42.60 ititpper Des Moines and kossuih County Ad' vance in combination, per year .......... .. ..... .$4.00 Single Copies ....... ...... .............. ............... ....... . ............. 7c fiUBgCntPf ION RATIOS pitlTS^DE KOSSU5CII (One Year, in .advance........; ....... . ................. . ......... $3.00 'Upper Des Moines ,and Kossutlj County .Ad- •vance in combination, one year.. ......... ...,...$5.00 #p subscription less than .6 flipnths. ADVERTISING KATES Display Advertising, per inch- .............................. 42c ANP .COUNW Editorial By J. W. Hagffard A Veterans Memorial Hospijtal Rpprinted elsewhere in the editorial .columns is an editorial from last week's -Bancroft Register. It expresses one definite .point of view, and because anything pertaining; to'a :new hospital in KpSsuth county is something ,to ibe thought over 'beforehand, we pass it^qn to you, if you haven't already seen It. •-:' Some days ago, we had occasion to discuss the matter with the editor of the -Bancroft Register, and .found ourselves in entire agreement in that we both favored a hospital of a denominational type, as against a county hospital. Since that talk, however, several things have happened. ' '. ' First of all, every effort has been made to contact denominational groups, and at this writing .every,one of .them has .flatly said NO insofar as being interested in a hospital project here. Their reason is easy to understand; they do not have the personnel available in their organization to tackle a new hospital, or even to take over the present Kossuth hospital, fpr that matter. So unless the situation changes, between writ- Ing this and printing it, we are forced to start qll over again in our thinking and planning. If a denominational group cannot be found that is interested in a new 'hospital project, pur second choice would be the sponsoring of a Veterans Memorial HospitaL county owned, if investigation and research was made and proved that such an institution could be financed and managed correctly. .There could be no more fitting "living memorial" to the dead bf':>Vorld War II from Kossuth county than such a project. Eighty Kossuth men .gave their lives in this war. In the foyer of such a hospital, if the plan met wi,th general approval,iv should be placed".a .memorial of some sort com| V- meliorating tfifff*supreme sacrifice. ; "*". ' ^•If a denominational hospital is out" of the question, what about developing the project along these lines? —R. B. W. By The Drink From the way things ate shaping up poltti-* cally in Iowa it now looks as though a question will be whether the next legislature will authorize the sale of hard liquor by the drink or shall we cofttinue handling the liquor situation through ;the slate owned liquor stores by the ration as set by the .state liquor commission. So far as this writer is concerned we are satisfied with .the s'ta.te .liquor stores, certainly if they are conducted in a .manner ,ds js the Algona liquor store. The Algpna' $tpre with Mr, G. ip. Bundage as manager, is phe pf pur most sedate business establishments iand as s.uchiit Js recognized iby most 'people, .whether : wet ,or .dry. "The question of liquor ;by the .drink is being urged more .particularly by the larger ; towns and cities, and as a matter of fact most of them' serving liquor by the drink and apparently they are mostly interested in making it legal, so that they will nptibe at the mercy Of anyone caring to complain. The recent hubub in JDes..Moines over ;liqupr was caused by a country constab.le .who ; be* .came disgruntled over something. It is whispered that.Gov. Blue secretly supported .the dry side and encouraged the dry fighters,- a.lth'ough .so far as Weiknow ho has never put himself on record in 1 the matter, perhaps fearing it might cost .him some voles. However that .may be, it is how considered that lowa^is favorable to the present liquor set-up- of stale controlled liquor stores. A survey made: .by the Des Moines 'Register and Tribune last week asked the question flat, "WQULD YOU BE IN FAVOR OF A RETURN TO STATE PROHIBI- •TlpJf?" To this question 05 per cent voted NO, and only 29 per cent voted for state prohibition. The survey showed that if the liquor by the driri.k law was enacted 82 per Cent was in favor of having:jiach city allowed to vote should prevail in their particular baliwick. It is .thought that few of the smaller cities would .care to have liquor rby the 'drink, and we think -that, is a wise 1 attitude. It is thought that-the men are favorable' to liquor by the drink, but the women are slightly unfavorable. 'The poll showed that local, option in the mat•ter Qf'beer taverns was favored 63 to 3.1. Also the poll iShlfiwed that local option was favored in each the establishment of .state Owned liquor stores, 'ill seems IP us that the state of Iowa is strong against state prohibition, but -that many pre' fer local option and control of liquor so far as their own community is concerned. It also seems to us that so far as Algona is concerned that there never was a time when the liquor question has ibeen .handled more decently. State Surpluses Unnecessary Several weeks ago, an editorial in these columns pondered the campaign appeal of any candidate for stale office who might cfeel inclined to ask for votes on the basis of recognizing and agreeing' to dp something about the excessive taxes in the sta.te. ?Easl Wednesday, George Olmsted, seeking :the (republican nomination for governor, staled in a radio address that "stale taxes should be reduced, .promptly and not used to provide state treasury '. surpluses beyond the necessary totals for conducting state business." At last a candidate for state office has declared himself along a line that almost everyone cjin understand. ^Me^added that pledges of tax reduction made bj qtov^pobert D. :Blue have not,been fulfilled;• A^^Mr.^Qbnstefl has something there—somethipg the voters in the republican primary may well listen to. r-iR, B. W. Spiteful Rich Folks JJs common people have IJttle sympathy for the troubles of the folks with immense wealth, a great many of whom are not overburdened with brains and ordinary human -feelings. In the case of Gloria Vanderbilt Stokowski, 22-year-old heiress of the four million dollar Vanderbilt fortune, who last year married the 65-year-old Stokowski, a noted Polish musician, and as soon as the fortune had been turned;OVer,to-he,r upon her becoming of (ige announced that she would at once discontinue her mother's allowance of $21,000 per year. It seems th,at the four million dollar fortune went to Gloria without any strings attached and she said .she was under no obligation to give a cent to r her own mother or anyone else other than .old-man Stokowski. ' Most decent ordinary people consider It a duty and a pleasure to .take care of a penniless.mother, and in this case it was more so than usual as Mrs. ^phderbilt Sr., had been accustomed to expensive living. But it ( seems lately that the young/heiress has realized that she was being condemned by the public as heartless,and she now says that she will at : least see that her mother has the "necessities of life." At the same .time she suggested .that her mother "go to work,"- In the meantime her mother has been compelled to actually "go to work" and'hasestAblished;« perfume business in New York, It is said that the mother and daughter tyave never "got along" very well and Glori'a, .perhaps aided and abejted'by her Polish husband cpn- cluded that now was a good time to get even. Gloria said that she would rather spend her millions in aiding blind children.' It certainly sgems that some of the rich have bad dispositions, as well as the rest of us, Opinions of Other Editors thing.' JtusJ |ibout .the time: torn begih to feel that the World ,is ifiill of .people trying .to out- gpiige .each ;othe.r in any way-pos Bible, you run across someone like : Mr.s. A- B- Cherland, of Lone Sock. -,..,..-.. Cher,la,nd was in ,the pf- fice, the other clay, and paid h0r subscription. In making change, Mrs. .Cherland received one'dol- lar more in change than was correct. ..''•' She turned and counted ,her change and started for the .dpqr, then .turned back and called attention .to the one dollar .rnistake. piat's why it isn't Safe to mis-, judge all human nature by. the nasty doings of a fev/. We can't help but feel a bit of sorrow in our hearts for 'the fellows .in the army, navy and marine corps now assigned to recruiting duty. ' ' Their lot is anything but a bed of roses. On them falls all the pent-up feelings about havingi been in the service— .with ,a gripe just naturally lets : it fall on .the recruiters. The thing that is surprising, however, is that there are some of the boys, who after thinking it over and tasting civilian .life for-' a time, begin to realize that' their existence in uniform wasn't s bad after all, and with a libera ized policy in all services deve oping, a better .pay scare,, an elimination of some of the wor ries and responsibilities .of civi ian life, returning to a uniform isn't .the worst thing, in th world. :Leo. C. Wallers, Algona rout What we all need more pf is a big dose of Nature itp ,ease -the tension of ordinary .b.usitiess. Things aren't as bad m : a .cjty .the siae of Algpna as they a'ire'tiji a large placfe, thank .gopflhess.. The farmer 'has '-his '-tepi^les.,! .top, and .this Nature we're .talking about, treats .him ™'etiy' rough, sometimes. -Ijlature is something to 'be admired by -thc ; city feller, but something the farmer grapples with, •ye'ajr in: and year out. And maybe that's why the farmer ;has a tpretty deep respect for nature. Whether, w.e .live ,}n city or country, today, pur .jfjrgt jhpme' .was the soil, ami vnyaMbe t^ai's' why April sunshine and lorim- scenled winds give ,us o fever. * 0 ft MISTAKE OF THE WEEK: If the farmer \vho lives about a half mile south pf IVlerril Bacon's place, on highway 160 north of Algona, wonders what was happening, about 8:15 p. m or so last Thursday night, -here's the answer. Girls df'Beta Sigma Phi, holding a kifi's. costume party, were on their way to *;he Bacon home Five cars were in the caravan led by one who thought she knew where Mrs. Bacon lived -developed the habit several of his annua one, has doing duties at about the same time o the year. He says that when h gets his subscription renewal no •tice -for this paper he also know it is time .to pay his -taxes, anc as a result takes care pi thos two matters and a couple of oth er annual payments that fall' due in the spring, all at the same time. ' « * * One qf our .spys tells us that in talking to a couple of returned velsj who passed 4hrough New York, .they told •him of a conversation they had, as ,they viewed the Empire State Building; in .-New York. The soldiers, .overcome •with its immensity, silently looked at it .from top to boi- •iom.;,. , ••''.';" .-',. ":•--. "IS"-.!'- ' Finally .erne 1 of ihein Editorial Appreciated ,1 A newspaper man is more used to ' criticism, th£n to compliments and this writer was .much Biased to receive the following appreciative letter ffpnvone of the prominent women in this county, w.ho takes a great interest in public affairs: Dear Mr. Haggard: Your editorial pn \ the New Deal is ope qf the best editorials • •1 have ever read. Since this section is the ^'.'first.I read in any paper this statement 'j'icpyers many efforts.. 'Vou .have caught jfithe .tiling that was basically \vwn£ with IP the New Deal. The democrats felt we op•;;,posed it pn a political basis. (They refused -}«to see thst »t rohbe.4 t mj«i,Qf their mp,sj, f' precious heritage, their self respect, their ;;• .initiative ani the 'American ability to. ov* ; 4 .ercome cjif fifties, NOW .1 pfjR dp myTiousewQrfc. J sim, time out While J w^ SO* 9ve> » grzJnd,piece Pf writing and - - jjrpught P«t thyat .she hjd, why THE HOSPITAL SITUATION. ; . (Bancroft Register) breezes and "the little birds" have been running Dame Rumor a merry ohase in recent weeks'on the Algona hospital situation. /Following the announcement, a few weeks ago that ,the Kossuth County Hpspital'jat Algona was ,<:lpsjng'May 1, : various and sundry stories were' making the irounds of Kossuth county with every angle from ".We would';have no hpspital facilities in :Kossuth County" to "Algpna was pushing a County owned and .operated hpspital of some 4QO rooms to be-paid for entirely by taxation and to be located in Algona." Last week's AJgona Clipper Des Moines carried a second story on the hospital situation, to the effect that the Kossuth Hospital would be officially closed on May 1, and with a plea'that, *e done to give Kpssuth cpunty adequate hospital .facilities. This newspaper is taking the stand right r\ov/ that it is violently opposed to any "county- owned and m,unJc.ipally operated cpunty. hos.pita.l- Such a set-rup could very easily develop.SntoJ the-4erge£t ''white elephant" and the greatest political football in he history of Kossuth'County. We have not investigated any municipal,or county owned hospital set-up, but we doubt very much if few'or- any are on a paying basis, jit is highly doubtful Jni our minds that such a proposition could ever com-! mand enough votes among the residents of Kps- suth County to 1 any election. " On-the other .hand, Kossuth County should have adequate hospital facilities and th e pnty logical location for a hospital of sufficient size and with adequate facilities .is Algona, A modern, up- to-date hospital in Algona would'not necessarily interfere with any.of the smaller hospitals or hur£- ing homes of the county, they would continue to be patronized, and at the same time a top-notch hospital would be within ,a few minutes driving distance of every resident of the county whenever the emergency came. , i' But the only way to consider such a hospital, we.believe, is this: An organized ^effort be made to raise funds by voluntary contributions to pay foy, le.t us say pr»eHhJrd pf .{he feui,ld,!ng'and equip- msot; then this money b.e turned PVer to some de- nominatiofla.1 organization .which w,QU}d pwn and pperate the hospital, making it available to all doctors and patients, and said prganiz^ttPO to a^urne the bonded indebtedness .for the, remainder of the payments. • " ' ^Thls, as we see it, is the oqly way that AJgon,£ or Kqsswth,County,eyer hqtt« a Wd^n MP-'tq- date hospital of sufficient size to care?or fnr --- 5 - Pl4?p5g«th.residents fl^Wng suph, oar" Any taxfsuoporteri institution is out pf the question. The residents .of west secdon of Kfossuth have adequate hospital facilities at EstherviUe' and Fairnwnlfwh'^ ^* always have used 3114 lindpybte/jhr'ssril}.!,..^. to use, The residents of tlje nortReast section Kossuth v hj,ve been gpjng, gnd —"" U1 '" — tinue- toj|P tp Buffajp Center fp the habit of seeking ho$p%l care"}) .aaiOlose In, the eastern jasrt <^ th^St.. ing to Mason C»ty, These aeapfe plu hundreds, of others, could ?aW«l " Jot .of hayii" * * * Leon M e r r i 11 sori}etimes smokes a pipe . .. but-there's one ihe ,isrtt smoking anymore. Seems that gome week ago; after .'the last snowfall, .he was ridingvHvith a few conservationists to a meeting, and out came the pipe. Windows began rolling open, men coughing, remarks developed, and finaly 'Leon to prevent lynching ^threw. the .pipe out the window. Later reports had it that .the grass is refusing to grow along that particular section of the highway. * * * • .are .days when a job in m ^an, of fice seems to be about the .worst .that can happen to one. iTne clouds .that .march across the sky, ,the streams that wink and chatter .through the countryside, : the trees .that begin to unfold -their deafy arms — all seem to (beckon one away from tedious indoor tasks. ' •B. They came >to a farm with a light on in the yard, and turned in Five cars pulled up, girls began tumbling out from all directions, all loqking sweet hi ;their "kid" costumes. BUT THEY WERE AT THE WRONG FARM. Noting their mistake, they hastily reloaded, .pulled out of the yard.ijvtst as the iarm family .began coming outdoor to investigate .the Whole thing. a * * POETRY DEPARTMENT: A-little flattery Now arid then Makes Husbands of The single men. * * * When the Northwestern ^puth- bound "trolley train" as'we call it in" our household, comes by in th ° evening, it occasionally is the nec.ess.ary to f take the small railroad fans do.wn to the station .to witness the event. Trainmen are a good^atured bunch, and like kids, especially if they haven't : a '/few waiting -to pounce pn them when they .get; riome. .. One. 'Northwestern conductor.) nas :gained ; the nickname of "The; Barking Conductor." ;We don*t enow. this gentleman's -name, • but; he gives ;the youngsters no >end pf delight by standing on .the ,gas- electric's rear s.teps ,and ; .baEking. »as,r the-^-train .pnllg, in-und''pulls- l *he MUwfiwUcee station, the: bigjtreat is usually the club- cafe car, with the colored waiters iA: 'spic and span white Aprons,;, whose wide .grins and vaves- do much -to stimulate :the- Dishful desire to 'Vide on a rain." ivermore Couple Married At LuVerne : LuVerne: Miss Freda .Gronbach, fiughter of-Mr. and Mrs. Herman ;ronbach of .Livermore, and iRich- rd .CJran, 'also ,of Lavermore, were nited in -marriage Friday after- opn at 3:30 in ; the local Lutheran hurch with the Rev. Louis Yftt- enberg officiating. Attendant for je couple were : he,r sister Helen ronbach and >his'brother Charges Iran; COMMUNITY CUJB ATBODEMEETS Bodp: "The jBpde Comumnity club met iii the town hail Tiles- day ,e,verdn, ;Ja^t w,eek with a gcjcid a|t6ft4at>ce. Among .the hew mefribers was L. 6. Mitterer, hp < jijefi^nUy arrived - if com amiersb^rg and has opened up a shpe store on main street and in .conneotipn will also operate a repair ,shpp, He ,has purchase^ the tyf. ;N. 'Chahiland home, and expects sppn to move .his family here. j;p,116wing ,the meeting re- jEcealfMnents .^ete served in Kin' seth's ma of t . store. ent. e club w, ,, day jiight in Courtesy of .the The next meeting ,be 'the first Tues- .. .CLEANER Keep tour" typewriter Veys cleap with Webster's #TZ. Cleans type, platens, all metal parts, all .kinds hWi;$ry. $0c bot.tle. Algona Oes 'Moines. ' -3411 BRINGS *P ur T Flowcfs EARLY It Is especidlly .important ; to place your 3ut of Town Orders MOW \ Easter ,L< Rose-Bushes Hydrangeas Pelarogoniuma ^Cinerarias, etc. CUT FJX)WERS Lilies, Roses, Carnations, . -Daffodils, Snap -Dragons, ,,} >:» Sw.eet Peas, Pansies, etc. .Gftrdenias, (Roses, rSweet >Peas, ouses PHONE 305 fA*"v**N/lr W< ^»ffM»iii»» '•IIM^^v^^ ^M3 a |p}rjt is w be The Finest In Most Important is the selection of a h^ve selected. we.f^d so with purpose 4n«und of giving you-K>ur cus- finest , vi^e atones your ouoney can buyivwy Dia mond .w.e sell carries a ^H guarantee to a flawless «tone-~andit;is hacked up notionly by us porters in the United Sts^g, come j^ftu pt ai>y time MORE COMING

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