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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, May 14, 1946
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PACE TW6. 9 North Dodge Street—Phones 16-17 J. W. HAGGARD & R. B. WALLER, Publishers Entered ns Second Class Matter at the Postoffice at Algona, Iowa, under act of Congress of March 3, 1(579. Issued Weekly. National Advertising Representative: National Advertising Service, 188 W. Randolph St., Chicago. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTII CO. One Year, in advance $2.50 Upper Des Moines and Kossuth County -Advance in combination, per year $4.00 Single Copies ..7c SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year, in advance $3.00 Upper Des 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 Thank You Gentlemen This editor Wishes to express his sincere appreciation of the honor bestowed upon him by the state nieeting of the Iowa Press Association at its annual meeting in Des Moines last week, when "faster Editor" was awarded to three editors oC the state. W. Earl Hall, editor of the Mason City Globe Gazette, and Paul A. Olson, of the Story City Herald, were likewise honored and we feel that it was an added honor to be in their class. This writer has spent his entire life in Algona newspaper work and has known few outside interests. We love the work and also the Upper Des Moines, and to us the award was indeed a high mark of distinction. Nothing in life could be more appreciated by this writer. Lewis Clutches Throat Of U. S. Government At the time this is being written the strike of the coal miners is well on the way to ruin the business and industrial life of the whole country. However, by the -time this article is read it is hoped that the strike may be settled. But one thing is certain and that is that the bloated labor racketeer, John L. Lewis, will gain his point. The Uibor situation has been shown to be subject to the will of greedy labor bosses. At a wave of his pudgy hand John L. Lewis seems to be able to put the entire business and industrial United States out ol commission. What industries are there but what must have coal? Lewis has caused hundreds of thousands of industrial workers besides the coal miners to be laid off -and they have been idle for '» weeks, causing -the loss of many millions of dollars in wages that they might have earned. So far as we are concerned we cannot see how this great calamity can be blamed to President Truman. We think as a general proposition, the coal miners themselves are more or less satisfied with their $60 per week which we understand they are now receiving. We know of bank presidents who are not drawing any more, if as much. But when one man at the head of the miners has shown that he has more 'power than the president of the United States it begins to look as though there is nothing else to do but go ism and place the industries of the country in the •hands of the government. This again is very undesirable in this one man's opinion. The labor unions have become used to being coddled and at last are occupying the driver's seat and government is following in n trailer. Anyway, its a hell of a mess. Cross Examining The President We have often wondered why the president of the United States is forced to answer any fool question that may be asked him at times by "half baked" reporters who of times have as their sole object a desire to catch him up in a reply that they may make into sensational news. Of course there are many of these news men old and experienced, who are not only gentlemen, but who are conscientiously trying to report the president fathful- ly -without the endeavor to make his answers sound sensational. Just why a president should be put on the witness stand and cross examined by anyone with u lead pencil who may call himself a reporter, several times a week, it is hard for us to understand. At times there are as many as 200 reporters shooting questions at the president. Many' of these questions are of a delicate nature and should not be publicized for -the good of the country. President Truman has worn himself out in Uying to give the reporters courteous answers, but the other day he became exasperated at the per- sisent heckling of one of the news men and gave him the rebuke that he had coming.' President Roosevelt after a year or two of quizzing by reporters, several times lost his temper, sharply rebuking persistent naggers. Of course he lost some of his popularity with newsmen, but after all, a man should not be treated as a criminal under cross examination, merely because he is president of the United States. It might be a good idea to discontinue these cross examinations for a time and see if the country would lose anything. He Wants Some Action! In this week's mail came the following letter from a young man on the subject of planned recreational facilities here. The letter is clear, concise and a call for action. We pass it on accordingly. * * a "I was very much interested to read about the pending Park Commission and a planned recreational program for Algona in the coming months. During the past few years, Algona has continued to grow and has gone pqst the usual sleepy county soat stage into a class best described as progressive. "All of us are proud of our city and interested \\- the future growth and welfare. However, no c'.iy is perfect and Algona has its weaknesses. One cf the most glaring and potentially dangerous is the subject of recreation for young and old. With the demand for suitable recreation approaching a n«w hj^b, such facilities are now a m»jor pert of the evaluation of a community. For the people of ALGONA IOWA Algona, it has become an issue/Which merits iri* vestigation and action. I stress the word "action "Our parks have fallen Into a condition which is anything but flattering to the city which cares for llicm. There Isn't a tennis court on the north side and the ones at the Athletic fat'h ftre badly In need of repair or they will sfldn become weed lifttehes similar to those In the Vicinity of the Bryant school. Park equipment is broken and the sidewalks are the worst in town. The Park Commission has a tough job rind one Which merits the support of the entire community. "Other than the parks, this town of 6,000 people has two theatres and nothing else. I understand the question of a skating rink, student recreation club, and dance hall has come up before. Yet it is still necessary to igo out of town to find these facilities. Why should a town this size be dependent on other communities ten times smaller? I know that an overwhelmingly majority of the people of this community will endorse the main purpose of this letter. I have talked -with all age groups, students and parents. I am standing on solid ground. "We need a representative committee to Investigate the entire problem and to make a complete, public report with recommendations for solution. I emphasize "representative" and "public report". A subject which is lied up so much with public welfare should not be handled behind closed doors, as it has been in the past. If the Upper Des Moines would give its consideration and edi- lorial support to this proposition, it would toe rendering a vital contribution to the future welfare of Algona.—Richard D. Palmer." Six weeks ago this paper editorially suggested that there was need tor a planned recreational program this summer. Three weeks ago the city council appointed a Playground Commission of live members, of which Bob McCullough is chair- The Commission includes a member of the school board, the school superintendent, the president of the Algona Junior Chamber of Commerce, a city councilman, and is as representative as a committee of five could be. We know that a full lime recreation director is to be hired for the summer; details should be forthcoming soon. This does not solve the problem of a youth center or dance hall, nor docs it put into good shape the equipment mentioned which comes under the jurisdiction of the city Park Board. Richard is right; the playground facilities have deteriorated. We hope, as he does, that they are repaired—and soon. And plans are underway for an expanded program at the city swimming pool this summer. —R. B. W. It was just a little Over a year ago that war against Germany ' came Nazi to a cohclusibn with surrender. , During 'the the three and one-half years preceding that time, the nation learned the hard way that it must hhftg together, or il Would hong . . the end of the enemy's rope. at Gen. Patton's Diary Gen. Goo. E. Patton came out of the wor-ld war with the reputation of being the bravest and most dashing figure of all of the leaders of the American forces, only to die in an automobile collision a few months after Germany had surrendered. That Gen. Patton was no diplomat or politician was -the only thing that kept him from reaching the top in the army and his bluntness and lack of tact, so often noticed in the bravest of men, often got him into trouble. However, it never has been shown that when Gen. Patton slapped a soldier in Sicily whom he thought was evading the front line by hiding in a hospital during some of the hottest fighting of the Italian campaign, but that Patton knew what he was. doing, and that the soldier was reajjy frying to evade the fighting. Now it seems that Gen. Patton left a diary kept during the campaign in northern France, where he and his army chased the Germans from, the coast line of Northern France into Germany. It was double quick all the way clear up to the borders of Germany and it was said at the time that Patton would have chased the Germans into Berlin, only for the fact that his army ran out of gasoline and supplies. In Patton s diary it is said that Patton recorded the real reason for the halt. Ii was not supplies entirely, but lack of support from Gen. Montgomery's British army which was supposed to support his leJit flank. Patton felt that Montgomery was entirely too slow and cautious, and that the war could have been won months curlier if the British had been willing to take the srme losses as the Americans. There are only four copies of the diary in existence and the War Department frowns upon the publication of the diary, and that is perhaps just as well. Gen. Patton is leaving a record of unparalleled bravery, and while his diary would prove most interesting readiIng, it would at the same time cause hard feelings which should be avoided at tin's time. It is said that the diary even contains some caustic remarks about Gen. Eisenhower. Gen. Patton and his small army was the first to cvoss the Rhine, immediately gaining an eight-mile footing in Germany. Some days later Montgomery with his army established only a one-mile bridge head in Germany. Gen. Patton is dead and was buried in France where together with the' dead of his beloved Third Army rest in their graves. This was at the request of Gen. Patton before lie died. It is safe to say that his diary would be the most sensational of any war document so far made public, and it has been suggested that it be published and the profits spent for a monument marking the grave of the heroic general and his men. But the lessons of war .are quickly forgotten. In .fact if- we only learned one thing from War the lessons it teaches—oil would not be in vain. But do ,we? A year ago the nation was jubilant. The war was half Won. Now all attention could be turned into the Pacific. The strategy of the high command had proved sound. It was simple. Fight a holding war in the Pacific, plus as much aggression as the situation allowed, and deliver a knockout punch, first against Germany. A few months later the atomic bomb brought nn abrupt end to the .Pacific war. That was less than a year 'ago. * tti * But instead of finding ourselves, as we had hoped; living in a serene • world .of peace, we find tweiUHIhgs. First, a world thai desperately needs our help lo stabilize itself. Second, a domestic situation that is anything but stable. Until we »->lve the second problem, we can hardly help in the first one. We are momentarily; well off Banks arc bulging with money Jobs are drawing the best wages in peacetime history—if you care to work. If you don't, there are several ways of living anyway by drawing chocks from the government for this and that. -Oui tables are well stocked with food But we are living in a temporary existence of well being. Unless we set our own domestic house in order, the nation is in for a rude awakening sometime in the future. Unless we can show the cooperative dpirit thai helped to win the waf, we are going to undermine thcjbasic elements of security. j * * * ] Labor leaders cannot perpetually go on calling useless and unnecessary strikes. | Capital, as represented by some portions of industry today, cannot hope to have all social and economic forces slide backward.' , 5 But, bujl-headedly, e;fch group is seemingly willing to ( battle to the final round. o * * All denominations fought side by side in the war. Jew or Gentile, Catholic or Protestant. Who cared? You were wedrinft the same uniform and you fought foi the same cause. One trnan was as -good as another, race or religion mattered not. ; Today we see the forces of bigotry in evidence. We , hear the sly whispers about this group and that. Not a picture that might lead lo national strength to solve our own problems. A year ago we were highly regarded in other lands. Our allies pave us full credit for our part in the war. Victorious troops were showered with flowers in some Our oWn full -belUes are ing us calldUs'.to-'the less'.fo'ffu nate in the world. Our nttiUide seems to .be "the hell with them." We are free with dwice to all 'the? world''Oft ,'-,..., and HOW mety 'dS 'it. •th6 *t •coal ,stip£ly dwiftdtesvto . a 'days' 'fes^-ve, -otfr Vaitf&ads btftft 'to-ig&'tfn Strike, you-Can Hke The uniform was some- you could be proud to Opinions of Other Editors Gov. Blue Will Have To Fiffht. Humboldl Republican: A very strong element is being formed in this section of Iowa opposing a second term to Governor Blue of Eagle Grove. His opponenls are numerous and vigorous. There are weaknesses in Ihe Blue administration. The boys a-gainst Blue are capitalizing on them. If the Blue opposition grows it will be a strong race between him and his opponent. Ice Men Again Busy. Northwood Anchor: On the face of Ihings the Slate of California has entered into a conspiracy with the wives of absent service men to promote adultery, or perhaps merely to become accessory. Attorney General Kenney ruled early in December that a service man's wife who bears an illegitimate child while her husband" 'is overseas may place the child for adoption without his knowledge. Wake up, Hollywood; roll over and let Sacramento have the No. 1 easy morals spot. Only trouble with the news reels in the movies i'j that they can't keep up with changing events. A recent one appeared on the screen raising holy Ned in a sly way about Russia and the Iran situation . . . that same day the whole furore ended peaceably with a treaty between the two nations. We note the Register is making some furore over its monthly Sunday issue of a Farm and Home Section . . . it's a nice section . . . but did anyone ever stop to think that a WEEKLY newspaper publishes a farm end home edition each issue. The right to work should never be subordinated to the right to strike. cases, thing wear. Today, overseas, with the veterans who did the fighting for the most part home, newly arrived occupalion troops' are disporting themselves in a manner that luis rapidly undermined the original cood will. Men still in the service, and a; concrete example are the men in this are now in the recruiting- service, arc subjected to taunts that only extreme self-control keeps from answering. Some ex- servicemen, instead of being quietly proud of having served in the greatest armed force in our national history, delight in telling how it should have been done, to the detriment of the men who did it. We are not doing justice to ourselves. Our internal fights, petty jealousies, continual bickering, is weakening us terribly. Our wheels of industry are grinding to a stop, not accelerating as they turn into peacetime pursuits as we had hoped. our few are bbtftft 'tc.-ig&'tfn'jftrlke, . hardly buy a -suit-of clothes ;6f a -car or some eif the fnp're -iteees' sary essentials of life -all because we are "too,'busy itghting other .to sit down and' act sensible hu'man -beings. •# • « '.* During the war y*Wis, 'ftfr all the criiiffiim biougfhUor- - ward agaitui iVWe. did hav» the necessary elemenft .61 leadership/ berth. in.«»>gt>v- ernmeni and in otit mffifWy • forces, -to,'accomplish .iotne- thing. Today,, with no war lo fight, we are urtablb lo Reconvert to. peace. *.*..» It is not-vavpreiry bitiuWv.ahd there Js"not,-too milch'-of .'which we can-be-truthfully 'pro'Ud- since the ehd'-of- the-war. As'a matter of plain fact, we've done a rotten .jobjMespite having all -the money in""-the world, most of.: the food, 'aWd '¥s yet '-plenty- of natural resources to serve us. . • oil . It '-* a • « It is about time that we, as a nation,-bUried 'the hatchet among loureelvos 'and. not in each other's 'necks.' 'It is high time that we :'buckled doWft to wo'rk and-re- »alized ( that'winning a war-is less we know how to act and what to do after it is won, tooth , at home and abroad. We -have our chance, today, -but we're fumbling the ball badly. 'State conservation officer Glen Yates how 'believes in the goodness of people. He received a call from the sheriff of Floyd county, advising that he had cheek made pay•able to the'conservation Office for ,$200. The 'man paying b> check stated that several years previous* ly he had shot some 'pheasants put •of seaspntarid wanted to square his conscience by doing something of benefit, for the^amelbirds in that 'vicinity, Therefore, the Knoxville community, 'will receive the. $'200 whichiwjH ;b'e used for game -cover plantings by the conservation organization. , Professional Advertisements ew Control Albert • Weber, lo- •dal iproduce and locker 'rttanager, •lias -sold -his poultry, egg, ; und (jreairrBusiness '--to Norman -Scott. .Mr. .'.welber 'Operated this -as N his sole .business before expanding into the -meat arid locker busi- •itess ,-Several years ago. Me will continue the moat and locker 'business. -M. J. Davis, who has Toeen employed in this department by MMr. Weber, Will continue in this capacity. Mr. Scott, on the other' hand, has -been • -employed in the produce-department 'for '.he last 'two and a 4valf years, and is well qualified ;to ha'ndle. the 'business. He^recetitry purchased the build- in'g •adfpss- the -Street west 'of the Weber .building. 'This building was -owned ; by -Mrs. -Frank-Shu'lt*,. Who .•operated -a 'ca'fe 'in -it until abjottt-"three /years .-ago. Mr.^'Scott wiilTOo've into 'it -as -soon as .he has fixed it tip to suit -Iris business. >He is being assisted as he will -be ; ih the future by his. sorf Cecil, a 'discharged Wa'r veteran.; 3 Times Disabled There ;are over' three times as many disability, pension cases in Iowa as a result of World .War II than was the case after World War I. , - . Thepe figures, released -by the Veterans Administration, show •that, after. -World -War .1 .there Were-^6,954 such cases. -Thus lar \V, B. QUARTON II. W. MILLER ATTORNEYS A* LAW Office in Sawyer Building Office Phone 427 ALGONA, IOWA HUTCHISON & irUTOHlSON ATTORNEYS AT LAW -A. Hutchison (1862-1938), Donald C.Hutchison ^Theodore C. Hutchison Security State Bank Building Phone 251 Algona, Iowa ' : Gaylord D. Shumway ; •Edw. D. Kelly Harold F. Frlstedt SHDMfWAY, KELLY & FRlSTEDT ATTORNEYS AT LAW '..' Office in- Hutchison Bldg. ' Phone 58 Algona, Iowa LINNAN & LYNCH ATTORNEYS AT LAW ':' Office b'vei' Kossu'fh Mut. Ins. Bldg. Algona, Iowa '•'"•*' ' -PhOne''26<, •_ ' . ._ _<.;• :: : 1. •..; ' 4 L.A. WINKElf *• ATTORNEY AT LAW .'Office in Hutchison Building Phone 180 Algona. Iowa J. D. LOWE ATTORNEY AT LAW ; Rooms 212-214 First Nat'l Bk Bldg Phone 287 Algona, Iowa - E. J. VAN NESS Law Offices in the post-war era a-fter War' II, there are 20^818 cases in 16'Wa, .with over l.-OOO more casfcs :pefld- ; iiig examinations. '; • At the Veterans Hospital in Des-Moines, in -April, there WCTe 5'86 -cases admitted, and 780 p>o- cessed, with -348 more pending at the end of the month. . > to New Home on and Those Who Home in 15he to m Dap* QUMSTED for GOVERNOR Cotnmflfee Vftfir V. « ^Sv^^»*° E..J. Van Ness Delia Walter 2nd Floor New Heis;e Building Algona, Iowa HAROLD J. McNERTNEX LAWYER 'Office in Hulchinson Bldg. Phone 354 ;; ^Aleona, Iowa PHYSICIAN^ & STJRGEONS C.'JK. CRETZMEYER, M. D. Phone 444-310 SURGEON & PHYSICIAN Office in John Galbraith Bldg. MELVIN G. BOURNE ' PHYSICIAN-& SURGEON; Phone—Office 197 Res. 194 / S.-Nortdff & Son 7. DR. ROBERT W;, CEE Physician and- Surgeon Hutchison Bldg. Office Phone 127 Res. 827 JOHN N. KENEPICK,v,M. D. ••' P'Kvsiclan aiid ? Surg-eon - OVer-Jame? Druff — -"Phone 300 Residence Phoiio 32fi DENTISTS A. J. EASON, Dentist Office over James Drug Store Phone Office 59 * Residence B59 R. HOFFMAN DENTIST Office in New Heise Bldg. Phone 44 Res. Phone 116 DR. ERVIN J. ANDERSON DENTIST Offies In McEnroe Buildina Of. Phone 572 Res. Phone 525-W DR. J. P. HERRIG , • •'-: .OENTIST -RooiRQ 13 and 15 Haggard & Peterson Bldg. Office :Phona VJ Residence 509 OPTOMETKSST A. W. AMUNSON Office—Borchardt Bldg. Eyes Examined Res. Phone 43G MISCELLANEOUS ANTONE E. JOHNSON (Burpee Agency) District Agent Northwestern Mutual yfe Algona, Iowa ' 'Phone 650 ' Res.!-173 WALTER L. FRIESNER Auto Fire Hail Life State Farm Insurance Companies 720 So. Minn. Phone 746 EMMETSBURO PRODUCTION CREDIT ASSOCIATION Loans to Farmers and Stockmen with a sound basis for credit, 4 Rate 4%% Part time office. Friday 1 to 4 •P, jn,, National Farm Loan Ass'n Block South of Council 09k Store. ustrom Furniturfe Co, Established UBBER STAKtff

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