The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 23, 1946 · Page 9
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 9

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, April 23, 1946
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TOAY, APHIL 23, North fcodgfi Street--Ph6fie3 .... VHACGARD & R. B. WALLER, Publishers i *i* d as » Second Class 'Matter at the Postoffice t Algous, Iowa, under act of Congress of March 3, 161s. Issued Weekly, Ue0 Jttoitteg H6 ^ Would You Like This «i.i^i. JA'.IA "ftia Waener-Murrav-fiimrnli mil .ALGONA UPPER Mft MftfNfiS, ALGONA IOWA. : National Advertising Representative: National' Adver- 'Using Service, 188 W. Randolph St., Chicago. j SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO. ine-Ycai*, in advance ^., $2.60 (pper Des Moines and Kossuth County Ad* . vance in combination, per year $4.00 Jhgle Copies 7 C SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSBUTH )nc Year, in advance $3.00 /pper DCS Moines and Kdssuth County Ad> vance in combination, one year $5.00 (o subscription lass than 0 months. } ADVERTISING RATES lay'.Advertising, per inch, 42c , •'- ;; • • ' •• - • [ _____S_A CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER Editorial By J. W. Haggard Wagner-Murray-fcingall bill, roundl damned by'thfi American Medical Association, an< at- warmly supported by others, has one aspec that the common man—and woman—should un derstdnd. " fhe whole project, which is supposed to pro vide .a social security type of coverage lor medica and -hospital expenses, would be financed by a •percent payroll ta* on salaries up to $3,800, th cost to be shared equally by employer and em ployee. ' From our observations on payroll deductions the boys who are getting the deductions are hav ,ing about all ihe money taken out of their payroll that they care to have deducted. How they would like another one and one-half percent is something the bills sponsors might well ponder. Our own guess is that it would not meet with popular approval. Nor does the whole setup sound anything but fantistlc. Instead of having the freedom of choice that now prevails in the type of doctor, physician or hospital, one would more or less be compelled to follow the course approvec by the government in obtaining medical or dental aid ... yes, the dentists are sucked into the thing also, From our station in the mid-west corn belt it seems that the federal government has about ai: it can handle now, as is, without adopting a program .that-Is going to call for a thousand more bureaus, typists, officials and what not to supervise n medical-dental care program that could never satisfy anybody anyway. .R. B. W. > Washington Lacks Facts The people of this country may be excused If ,. _y get a little peevish about the decrees of the many Washington bureaus in regulating their L every action and; telling them what to do. They Fall know that the war has been over for the past L year, yet tftey are being regimented and harassed Iby the desk men in Washington to even a greater [degree than during the actual fighting. There has Lbcen little or no complaint about any of these or- lylcrs while the war'wasjn progress, but lately folks /have been a little more critical and they are liable r to become more'so, .when they realize that In many .cases they are better informed than the desk over- Words, a great many of whom are nothing more than politicians given a little brief authority. ^ >. It seems sometimes that the Washington bureaucrats, in order to earn their salaries and keep .their names beifore the public, put out sensational rncws whether the real facts are known, to them or I hot. Just the other day the whole country was ^wrought up by being told that we would have te I reduce our breatf ration about a third and eat Lnothing but dark bread because of a great shortage lof wheat and-f-lour and the fact that we arc supposed to ship'a good share of our meager stock to [cod the starving Germans and other people of lurope. Shortly after this wheat and flour scare lias promulgated it developed .that this country *HS actually "lousy" with stored wheat and flour. F hc«e Wffs ample flour in storage to supply this ountry and,also to feed the Europeans. CM course little more-fintellrgence in Washington would fhavc shown this to be the case before the flour Kscare had been sent out. The main factor of the I situation was'the discovery of the amount of wheat (Stored on American farms. Also it was discovered _^that almost every feed man in the country had big Blocks of flout stored and some of it actually spoilr 'ig,: At the same jjirne the farmers knew that one |thejargest,'whewjbrops ever raised in' this eoan^" ( . y was about to be'harvested. It is suggested Jhat those boys down at Washington should keep Jieir mouths shut unless they know something, j-.stead of making wild g.uesses. If such silly uessing continues people will soon pay no atten- pn to these desk men. | This story of plenty was denied from Wash- gton a few days afterwards and the whole mess | misinformation goes merrily forward. . Mason City Globe-Gazette: It isn't merely fit^o many people are trying to get something Rabble Rousers Still With Us A short time ago, at St. Louis, Gerald L. K. Smith conducted what he termed an "America First":.rally. The meeting was reminiscent of days before the'war when the.'same element was carry- Ing on a program of "divide and conquer" and pleasing-Hitler mightily in the process. In St. Louis, Smith's audience laughed, cheered and applauded as he preached his doctorine of racial, class international and personal hatred. Outside some 200 persons, mostly World War II veterans, protested the meeting, while 60 police patroled the vicinity. The same old technique was used by Smith and his fellow speakers. Lambast the Jews, as the weakest grdvp. Attack (he Catholics, then the labor unions, and finally the Protestants, all at different times and under different circumstances. Smith's press agent, a fellow named Don Loeback, who kept out of military service as a conscientious objector, was very prominent In the gathering. A democracy allows such freedom; it would not be tolerated, under any other form of government. Smith and his followers are exercising the privileges of democratic freedom, the''very thing they would seemingly like to take away from all others. R . B . w _ Opinions of Other Editors BcLmond Independent: The fellow who thought that labor troubles would bo over in this country as soon as Miss Perkins was cased out of the position of secretary of labor, isn't saying much these days. ,^*>wAu>*WTteMitoEa ! /ir'/H.f>w CtKKASAYJ COUHIY. OLD StPfirtK^SAlO.iSA ^ EU.EM CHURCH, WOSLP'5 FIRST AlRffOST£$S HAS BORA) AT CKKCO, IOWA is THE ONLY STATE W THE UNION /» WHICH ALL Of THE LETTERS AMY BEUSEP AS VOWELS. I-O-W-A Taylor and Sons may be interested in the comment that arose in our household as \ve drove by their new building, where among other things the J. I. Case symbol has been planted at one Corner of the'lot . . . "Daddy, look at that big pigeon," said one of the small fry. * * * Scouis told us thai-Bill Geering uses -the most effective body english of anyone interested in the technique of pinball machines. » tj * Can't help but chuckle at a comment in a paper produced not too far away regarding Olmsted, republican candidate for governor. The printed word said that "he served as a general somewhere during 1 the war." We might clear up the point a bit by referring the parties to Neil Maurer, publisher of the Laurens Sun, recently returned from the China-Burma-India theatre, who says that Olmsted was one of the best liked men overseas, by both officers and enlisted men, and did a bang up job ... that's what Maurer says . . . and in the same vein it would bo interesting to know what, where and for how long Gov. Blue served in World War I, inasmuch as we are getting into service records, which is sort of silly, of course. << <:• i:t Hugh Raney doesn't take too many things for granted . . . for instance the other day, downtown, he wanted to call home . . . and just to make sure of the phone number he called information and asked her about it. * ft U STATE OF ALARM: Dropping all facetiousness for a moment, ponder these facts' Since 1939 arrests of girls un- der 18 have increased 19896. Af- rests of boys have increased 48 for homicide, 70% for fape, 39 for assault, and 101% for drtiflk enness. About the only thiftg that isn't taxed now, is hope. * * * Famous Last Line (Contributed by a recent headline of the Chicago Tribune)! "McAtihur Wat Least Cosily, Survey Shows," Get KLEENITE today ._ Borchardt and all good dni**isUK Mankato (Minn.) Free Press: We hold the key to-futttte peacer—if we know enough to use the -/great power that is ours—-use it wisely 7 'and-forthe- benefit'of our own people -and mankind in general. Sioux City Journal: Farmers cannot understand a "policy which'reduces taxes, demands increased wages, not only continues but increases government payments 'for food subsidies, and then concludes -that we must avoid inflation. €rcsco Times: When we begin to whittle Ijwn that monumental national debt of some 280 J.llion then. the road to solvency will be clear. Nonparc »' " the farmers f m C u° ps the /*deral government r ^ eyl1 ha . ve to £° "-with their old [worn-out machinery. .:••; Allison •.Tribune: Despite the headaches of rationing, we'll Warrant that if it is proved the price ceilings on .food cannot be controlled without the rationing program, the average housewife would gladly go back to figuring stamps and tokens. ' v Lake Mills Graphic: The Republican primaries are wide open, free and untrammeled. The announcement of General Olmsted for governor places before Iowa Republicans two excellent candidates-^-a governor who submits his cause on the record he has made and a brigadier, general with an excellentrecord as a citizen, business executive and soldier.'' FARM EQUIPMENT There is nothing like a foreign orrespondence service, and /•hile this paper isn't exactly in ne class of the New York Times r Chicago Daily News, our boys et around . . . witness ; the week's mail: from Mexico City, .alph Miller sends a card saying —"Plenty to sec, and we are en- oying it," From Doc Andrews t Albuquerque, "Now I know 'here they,get all the fine sand n s—toothpaste—boy did' it today".. . . seems they roke a 53-year record, too, when ie mercury climbed to 81 on rtarch 31. Even Harry Nolte an't juggle the figures to beat that. * * * Harold Hamilton, the Bancroft hatchery man; took a trip .to California, some weeks ago, and ;left ;yia,. i ,train ''from DBS,- Moines, drivmV to the latter city 1 in "'his car .•/...••'before he;'left; he turned the car in at a garage for a little fixing, and told them to leave it stored at. a garage hotel when they finished . . . oh the retiirn trip., seems Harold arrived in Des Moines on a Sunday, but wouldn't find his car-in the designated garage .'. .'frantic telephone calls uncovered the/.fact, that' the car was ••£afe-f-ari'd' : -ijtr'''the showroom of the "• auto.;firm,'-'through'' some tactical "error. 1 '. * . n-- • '• '•.- i •-.-•* ».''»! •'. : -, It naturally . does our heart good,to hear 'stories like this one . . '. one'. local• firm reports selling merchandise to a St. Paul family,- down here on a visit, who saw and acted upon some merchandise hard to. find in that city . . .Don Hemmingsen of the Culligan Soft, Water Service received an inquiry about the service from a lady-in El Reno, Okla., and another firm got an Georgia . . . what we're trying to say, of course, is boy do the papers get around!>» o o A shipwrecked sailor who had spent three years on a desert island was overjoyed to see a ship drop anchor in the bay. A small boat came ashore and an officer handed ihe sailor a bunch of news- ppners. "The captain suggests," he told the sailor, "thai you read whal's, going on in the . world and then let us know if you want to be rescued." # fl i:t Our "Honesty Story" of the week concerns a gentleman of our Acquaintance who paid for a meal,at Haynes Cafe and walked out ;,-*.•„;.next.morning he couldn't find/ his billfold, searched high and; low, went down to the theatre\which .he v had attended and searched the floor there. Finally, in desperation, checking every possible point of contact, he called the cafe. "Sure," said Harldy Haynes, after the absentminded one .finished his five- minute explanation, "we've got it in the safe—you left it on the counter." - -. . . '-. . ' •",,'* * * • . . ••' In one local place, of business, seems they look out an important piece of plumbing for repairs/ leaving only a large vacancy in the floor of the lavatory, used by customers'. . . yes, you guessed it I ., • •<* . * * AD OF THE WEEK: From a Philadelphia paper: "Male stenographer desires position. Have been taking 200 words a minute for years—married." . Wood Water Tanks Steel Watei Tanks Ppultry Feeders and Waterers H|)g Feeders and Waterers Electric Pump Jacks DeLaval Cream Separators DeLaval Milking Machines F-,M 4 1 & h. p. Gas Engines ; Tractor Umbrellas Tractor Sweep Rakes Windrowers for 7 ft. Mowers Folding Harrow Drawbars .^ LimeSpreaders^ 5? .' Grain Blowers / Hammer-mills and Belts Wagons and Boxes Fuel Storage Tanks Cradle Lifts for Elevators Rubber Tired Wagons, Factory Bwltt Hog and Cattle Oilers US€D FARM EQUIPMENT Jiirr Mills, JCamjn>rmills, W*f on. Cream' Separator, Wagon Box, Pump Jacks, Tractor Tires and Tubes, steel Wheels, Planters. Mowers, Fanning Mill, Tmtor Chains. Regular FarroaH on mbber with cultivator, John Of^re No, 10 l.row Corn Picker, JHC 15*30 Tractor, MoWne 846 Plow, Electric fclder, cheap. Superior Stacker mi M amire Loader to fit any tractor, SERVICE SHOP REPAIR PARTS SALES * - -i Hydr»««s Farm Hand Stocfcfr leaders. Firestone ' ' B i \_ ' WWre ^B^^ ICTBpF i^ *>' -i „ HT > ; , J- ' . -**» -, "^ J i * Welcome Home Sam D. McAdoo S»n* p. WfoAdoo, honorable ftischa, hand, has returned from three And 9 > of highly creditable service to! his U. S, Navy, We We nroud o hfe (Qq 0 cla4m Wp »f »JB now MI Join us In fiyUif bta a hear] y Wf' W^Adw W4W am of our »ri» »wwt»lf fa ww. Her' i with the same sort of ,„ a., -- • • *• f™$'fM *H»Hrs well I' tWs. m»n wHJ render our farmer ,l(i»»WithUA Peking .-.--..- --. f ,*,i»* ^.^cnrq,^ iM *JHJj V* such f matter. Aetna Wfe's Farm l^oau pj» , Iowa A«Uu Lil« Insurance Co. TAXI! We answer all calls up (o 1 A. M. daily and emergency calls at any time day or night. PHONE 897 LOEBIG'STAXI 12ftf Is Your Diamond Secure in Its Mounting? There Jinve been discs almost too numerous (o mention where Diamonds Juire hecojiie loose in their mountings, nnd as « result have been lost. We high»( ly recommend that you have your diamond ring cleaned and checked for Se- curoncss every two months. This service is given by us without charge and can bo done in five minutes time while you wait. We urge you to take advantage of this free Sharp service. Complete Watch and Jewelry Repair Department Areyourmtty one of the best drivers in YOUR COMMUNITY ? Here's a POLICE TRAFFIC SAFETY CHECK Let's be'/"nest, now . . . remember, your own safety iind that-of your family depend tn the way you ttrtvt. YES NO . VB« wr» • . ' */e* LIS\ YES NO C3 CH • ,'• P° you always signal before turning or coming to a stop (never play guessing ' games with the driver behind you)? Cl Q 2. Do you always come to a full slap at a stop sign (never coast through) ? Q Q 3. Do you give the pedestrian a break even though lie may not have the right of way? (You walk, too.) YES NO [~] [~] 4. Do you obey traffic lights —even when you're in a hurry? £] Q S. Do you drive in and turn from the proper traffic lane? Q Q 6. Do you refuse to drink beforedriving? (Think, now, before answer ing.) Q Q 7. Do you drive with extra caution in fog. rain or snow and on wet or icy pavement? YES NO -EJD ». DO you know and observe the'rules of tue road m yoiir • community? (Frankly w&i^ have you ever looted them up?) CU '. Do you'keep alert when driving—watch traffic?' ' P 10. Do you drive within the speed limits—rievcryield to the temptation to do a little "low altitude flying"? 10 "YES' oniwtn — Are you really that good? t to 10 "YES' aniwtn — Good driving. We need more of you! 6 to 8 "YES* qniwtri- Fair driving. You. must improve. L*II than 6 "YES" aniwtri— Poor driving. You're headed for trouble; possible injury and serious financial loss! P. S. Take another look at your score. Would your family and friends rate you the same? Seriously, don't you wish' when you and .your family are on the stjreets that all drivers could truthfully answer ywto all ten questions? Of course you do—and the next driver feels the same way about it. So start today to improve your score.' l Polict Traffic Softly Chick rr xilor<d by ln!«rnalional Ai- wclalujn of of Polls.. If REPAREDIY THE ADVERTISING COUNCIL IN COOPERATION WITH IHE NAIIONAl SAFETY COUNCH AND INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION Of CHIEFS OF fOUCE) CHECK YOUR CAR! Tbest art tbt mtcbauical features that will bi V examined in tbt Polict Traffic Safety Cbtcki MAKH-Do they need adju8tment? How about the han4 brake? LIGHTS-Do any bulbs need replacing? Are headlights properly focused and aimed? Are tail and stop lights in good condition? TIMS-Are they all in salt condition? (No cuts, fibrjc breaki. excessive wear?) WINDSHIUP wiMM-Do they operate'satisfactorily? Do'blaitei need replacing? ' - HpRN-Does it operate easily and when you need U»' Are there any other safety items that need, atteptjgn, such steering, defects in glass, r «V View mirrw, muffler, «tc? these checked regulajjy.) , *^l^,L*ji;'A\. ix-ii^'^'Mv--, e -».; , x , _ ;«afc.«A.e;?-*scB. t,>«B«n,^ v -r^ - •»,? •-^ , f ' , FRE|E! Service Check of Any or All of the; S r Above Safety Practice at Keni

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