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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, May 28, 1946
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copper $efi jttome* A Que^ Situation D North J. W. HAGGARD &: R. B, WALUER, PubUsHfrs Entered as Second Class .Matter at the Postlfeiiie at Algona, Iowa, under act of Congress of march 3,. 1879. Issued Weekly. National Advertising Representative: National Adver* tising Service, 188 W. -Randolph St., Chicago. •" v SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO. One Year, in advance. ; $2.50 Upper Des Moines and Kossuth Ciiunty Advance-in combination, per year $4:00 Single. Copies 70 SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year, in advance $3.00 Upper Des Moines and Kossuth County Advance in combination, one year $5.00 Nd subscription less than 6 months. ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising; per inch. 42c OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER Editorial By J. W. Haggard : A GOOD'WORD-FROM UNION TOWNSHD?. To.Editor J. W. Haggard: The : people of |Union Township .wish to extend'to you congratulations on y'our recent award <of "Master Editor." We have-'greatly appreciated your con* ; si deration and space given to Union News* Also ;ltie : fine co-operation we have received. In our <opinion these assets help to make a "Master ; Editor."—Mrs. Louis Bode, Union Correspond- ient. THANK YOU,,BROTHER" JAQUA. Frank Jaqua in Humboldt Independent: Editor Bill Haggard of the Algona Upper Des Moines-Republican was awarded a master editor-publisher plaque at the last Iowa Press Association meting. Editor Bill earned the plaque the hard way. He stayed:at home, "sawed wood" all the time, and never todied to anyone or anything-except'his own conscience. He conducted his paper with profit to himself and' the community. He did his work well and is a worthy citizen. He deserved the award .in every respect. Country Is Dominated By Labor Racketeers When an over-fed labor racketeer like John L. Lewis, can by the wave of his hand stop practically all of: the big industries of the country and puf the'people of the United States on rations, it would seem to us that something ought to be done aboutMt: \If'the big millionaire labor boss is the ruler .of-the country, we would prefer to live in Qerinany under Hitler. For weeks the whole eountry.'has been paralyzed by his coal strike. Trains .have been laid off until it has been almost impossible to travel, bakeries have shut down and people have found it impossible to get bread; steel mills have been closed for lack of coal and manufacturing of automobiles and steel products have been halted and hundreds of thousands of men in many trades have been made idle from lack ot coal. It w'said that over a million workers have- been forced'into idleness besides the coal strikers. Frank Kent, the columnist, suggests that "We have been black jacked and blackmailed into a humiliating position, as a great nation unable to maintain a decent self respect and unable to protect the lives of the people from the arrogance and greed of as tough a set of professional labor bullies as have ever been known. This is not an exaggeration. It is a bald statement of fact. The big unibn -bosses have acquired unpercedented legal authority and political power. As >a result they now threaten to dominate the democrat party and overawe the republicans. We ought to face the facts. "As a result of 13 years of shameful political coddling and presidential subservience, these labor professionals have built themselves up to the point where they actually aspire to run the country, •which undoubtedly they are on their way to do—unless we quickly recover our manhood and slap them down." School Graduates and the Future In a 'week, thousands of high school students will listen to hackneyed commencement addresses, in most instances, and emerge into the bright, new world to pursue their education in colleges or universities, and in some cases to go to work. There is no question but that a higher education is to be desired. As the intellectual level of the nation advances, the solving of its problems should become easier and more enduring. However, the desire for "white collar" employment, the kind that usually is associated with a university degree, is out of balance with the situation as it exists in the country today. Supply and demand play a big part in wages, salaries and economic security in the future, and the supply of white collar employees is greater than the demand. On the other hand, the "working man" type of jobs go begging. A-cook in an Algona restaurant is getting $80 a week. Yet who would Think of learning to be a male cook? Skilled mechanics are getting $1 an hour or better; painters, plumbers, electricians, printers, carpenters—all are jobs that bring good 1 , steady wages, and in many cases 40 hour weeks—something the white collar tribe usually misses; Vocational training — which means training for skilled jobs where you use your hands, as well as your head, is an accepted fact in large cities, and vocational high schools, have even been erected to produce boys and girls who will be equipped wdtli a foundation for jobs of that type.- Smaller cities and towns cannot keep pace; and continue to turn out ^riduates whose entire guidance has-been in lines that place a premium on white collar jobs, whether the student is qualified for one' or not, and overlooking the factor of his ultimate, task, in Ijife, which is making a living. Education, yes—all of it that can be absorbed. But today's really big field of opportunity &>r many a youngster lies in jobs that mean getting your hands dirty, wearing work clothes, and w Jng with tools. —R. B. W. A«.an example of this terrible mess In which this country is now involved is the labor situation in I6WH at the present time is the- fact that last week official figures showed that there were 21,758 war veterans jobless,, and at the same time the fjirmers of Iowa were not able to secure'help to put in their crops this spring to help to feed the starving Germans and other European victims of the, horrors osf Hitler's war. ' This is 1 certainly a queer situation with many thousands of veterans supposed lo be looking for work.and >at the same time thousands of farm jobs waiting to be filled. Itmay b'fr that'the-wages of<- fered are not high enough to suit the'vets, when theykhow that JOhn L. Lewis-is-insisting.on.the coal.miners having something: like $60 per.-week, while farm workers are getting only $25, but we have a sneaking suspicion that the $20 per week allowed the Vets iwh'o are 'not employed,'has a lot to do with their taking their time to find a job. This $20 a week paid for loafing is very attractive to many of the boys aCt'er laying in'fox holes for some years and risking their lives-every- day, But if the authorities irealiy want to get the boys back in the production harness they should cut out the $20 weekly loafing money, and we think that the farmers of Iowa would soon find plenty of help, which is certainly a vital matter if we are going lo feed the starving people of Europe. It'is known that some of the employment agencies have been more anxious to let the returning vets know that Tor 52 : weeks they were entitled lo $20 a week it' they did not find employment This would give each vet a round sum'of $1,040 if he loafed a year and would not stimulate to any great extent the much needed man power for farm or factory. You know, after all, some of us have to Work besides the numerous old men who have remained in the harness as a matter of duly, to allow, the younger join in the war effort. Of course if they , keep on voting subsidies and pensions, down at Washington, there will'be no one left to do the work of the country, or incidentaly pay the taxes. Then what? Old Time Journalism Recalled. We were minded to invoke the shades of the late J. W. Hinchon, .Milton Starr, Ben Reed, all old time editors of Algona papers at the turn of the century, after reading an editorial published in the Grinnell Herald-Register the other day. The old tune Algona editors used plain blunt English in their feuds and at times called each other names that were scarcely printable. For instance Editor Starr referred to the leading banker of the town at that,time, who wore a long full beard, as "billy-goat" so and so, and,held his nose when meeting him on the street. The enmity was political but very bitter. J. W. Hinchon, a caustic writer quite often referred to his brother Algona editors as "numbskulls", and Ben Reed of the Advance after sneering remarks about his supposed law practice, which was none too good and which he quit to become an editor, came back at that sneer by saying that his critic's main accomplishment >was the spending of his wife's inheritance. No epithets were overlooked by these oldtime editors and their language was usually short and to the point. However ,we cannot accuse Harvey Ingbam oi using "billingsgate" in referring to his brother editors while he was editor of the Algona• Upper Des Moines. Harvey was always more temperate, at least in his language." ' ' -' 1;i IP// Mr. Frisbie, the able editor of the Grinnell Herald-Register, seems to have taken offense at something the editor of the Montezuma Republican had published in regprd tt> his personality. Of course they may only be "kidding" each other, but it sounds a whole lot like the feuds of the old time Algona men: » Every so often our friend D. Sutherland of the Montezuma Republican dons the tartan.of his Hieland forebears, picks up his claymore, which, Dave, if you don't know, is a large double edged, often two handed sword which your Sutherland ancestors used to employ in carving their victims, and starts swinging, usually in our direction. It's periodic 'with Dave, like periodic drinking. Naturally, when he breaks out with this wild Scottish abandon the only, thing that we can do is address our shield, close - our visor and put lance in rest to withstand the shock. The funny thing about it is, that he breaks out in such unexpected places. Take the last instance, .for example. We had written a perfectly innocent editorial on the general theme of "Alice in Wonderland" brought up to date and apparently our Scottish friend wanted to print a part of it, which was all right with us. So he puts on his tartan and draws his claymore and starts with the statement that we grow no better looking as the years go by. We admit that that is the truth and as a matter of fact we have never been conceited about our looks even when we were young, but we see no necessity for rubbing it in. And anyway, Dave, we can't recall that you ever won any bathing beauty contests yourself and as for the ravages of encroaching years we invite you to glance in your own mirror, at least, we have some hair left. Then he goes on to say that we have just completed reading "Alice in Wonderland" which is a libel pure and simple. Why, Dave, we grew up on the book. We don't need to read it any more. It is enshrined in memory. And, by the way, did you ever read it yourself? And to add insult to injury, he spells our name "Fisbie" again, whether by accident or intention we wouldn't know. Either is possible in the Republican office. You may not know it. Dave, but them's fightin' words. Did you ever read "The Virginian"? If you did, you will a'ecog- nize this quotation: "If you call me that, smile". And we mean it. The name is spelled with an "r". To sum it all up, leaving the realm of "Alice in Wonderland" and progressing into the domain of "Through the Looking Glass" our Seotch: friend' down the line reminds us irresistibly of the White Knight, who spent all of his time getting on his horse and then falling off again. We now await the next outbreak. going com* Congratulations lo ihe Em. metsburg Democrat on its award at the If>wa Press' convention, as Iowa's best weekly, in^Jii^cJ^ss,, . . . the new ow.ner§j,,.QJ! ,.J.he ,p£: per have really done Some fate lif.Ung over there 1 and ari to provide the Emmetsb' 'trmnity with the*" setup it-has ever had. * '. f.< * THE MA1LBAG: To Irvin Chapman, air corps* .Colorado: You said a • mouthluU To. Ray Sperbeek, \ SftejS City: The Sperbeek- obsetvatfoils hayeV n't-lost their charin, wit or> ph'il- 1 osophy a bit in the past four 1 years. To Loo Mores, Harlon flVib'tlne: Glad the semi-weekly h& setup is meeting with such wide approval. To Tom Powell, Journal: I'm still IqpKiAg for that lost hat! ' ' -' To John L. Lewis: Do you find your $75,000 'home comfortable there in Washington, or do.your worries about the miners' health and-working conditions prevent you from enjoying it? The Algona baseball learn got away to a good start, but Walt Bradley says he thinks it will require six days after each game to get the kinks out of his legs and back . . . Walt as catching for the local team, arid nine innings of backstoppin& ser,ye, to tell one whether they are 18 years old or a mite mpre, he says. * * * Governor Robert Blue, on his campaign tour iri this area;.was called up at 4 a. m. one morning at Emmetsburg by an anti-Blue citizen who told him a few things . . . The Governor thought that this was carrying an interest in politics a bit too far, and a bit too early in the morning. i:t ::t * Junior Chamber of Commerce convention delegates report that the three candidates for governor impressed the assembled J. C. men in this order, Miles, Olmsted and Blue. Said Miles gave far the best talk, Olmsted was a bit less effective and Blue ran a poor third. ...*•• > '."•• 0 t'f '. ' I * ( '' The JayCees—or some of them—also became members, of the ACCA which Ms a" nickname for a new unit in the organization . . . further details on request lo" the del- ' egates. ft fl 1.'! . About the best crack 'we've 1 * heard in a 16ng time is the one about the monkeys who r^ in New York . . . seems t „_ fore they could all be rounded up, two of them had filed ,fpr public office, and were conducting campaigns. * * * Lloyd Robinson says that any 1 one who gets himself elected president of Hie Algona Country club is crazy ... or soon will be.' A job like that is certainly a thankless one, requires lots of time, brings no pay, and all of the grief possible. Men serving in jobs like this deserve all the- consideration possible from members. Week's Short Editorial: Seems the question of parking meters is in the wind again. We vote no, and here's why. First, a city projet that would be a general inconvenience to' 'everyone. Second, a pure-tapping promotion with meter money going to the sales', d t than into r 'l<ic«i>t6?fel's, ThlM, es»' tnblisWmntft • *i* ntof& »T minute 'banking, ;$fl6si>wiU! do- the'job of .getting. a. .quicker- ,tti?novef.' 1ft parking area* .jwitb leas. fuss. Fourth; metettf' mean, necessity for a cotii)ual f check by> city- au« 'thOEitleS a*8> '^•jfenp'at,ed with, ohly. occaslon-alf' onfes fot" parking /.ones;, But ,We're-!, bpieh trt > con* viction. ,. , ' '> .- 1ft a bull!ftessiin.recently, on* vet'tells; a!^tflJ^.;6r sin* army nurse who married? fi'fspld'ie'f, overse-as, after the invasion oT! Francev The couple were'granted a .brief honeymoon f Url6ugh/'' were. < married,, ahd got -foottis >ih'an- : 'irin hot too far from the frbnti' JOufing the night the .Germans retook the town, and'lhV bridfe ahd' groom woke up to find 'the enemy,- in the streets*, Keepingi^qUiet; they stayed where ;thtey were; and/ a few hours: ,• later; watched our troops retake the- town. And that will be a'honeymoon:'story/that will bear; M-etellittg, for many years to cqmeVlM ;' ''•''- You never, . know what; will; ;haot)en v ihV-tlfls' fafetfmoving aee. While talkikg to -Iieighton Misbach, Chambe.r.of Commerce sec>- retarv. 'a,foursome 'composed of A If- Krese'hskjv'-'..R/i-.'S..' Blossom; Franki-HMxtable 'and Art. Cogley .came swinging 'flown; the street; ;"Fall in"*b'ehihd/' : they -instructed, and we did. ; 'Bloek after.block- ; we walked,, and/then, iturned in at the Joe Wadleigh home.where, it seems Circle'D.of the Presbyterian [Church", was having a morning'' tea,', which in ."this case •turned out -'to be' coffee and; .doughnuts,' which, we shared; with Velma Gillespie and Mrs. R. C. Guster-;presiding. • ' - A * 1.1 : • Seller put. a • circle- on Ih* calendar,'now,, for lh», even; incr of June 5, if you're a veteran . . . thal's the night the V; F. W.^Ronsored ban- quei and:-danCe-is lo be held • gratis for all. relurntd servicemen and: their-; wives or-.. "-• sweetheails^al' i th*' Atadeihyj. , Heinje. Fisjier-" wa* being kid- dfed about J his>.new'' stockyards, in the process. of/.cojigtruetion-) on highway/l^.w^-bfi'the Northr w.e^Sterft'.Hraic)is'. ; .:v;TS"tl,t Heihie- has a good • co'rnebiiCkXlDid you: ever 'your' frdrttv'.ya.rcl;'',,.- asks' Heinie. "Well.I'ni:goin|;.to"*iave the Soap B,ox Perbv..,iri-mihe>'. > . : The- Derby will We ! run ,om.tH^»hikhway and the--.boys, -will^spqeilj',: right past HEAR W. EARL HALL AT COMMENCEMENT . .Tltouka: W, &rl Hall of son City gave the mfeht NiddteSs ,d4y evenliif,' Afey- Ify his subject excises -Welte held at IMe •llieatfe. Oeloris Lady played the processional and the invocation" Was given''by- the Rev. F." Smtthyer, Hdwafd Stotl gave ,the salutotol-y^ Vocol music was Ifiirnished by the girlsf. glee club ahd a duet by Lenice Brandt and .Ifvirt RippentfopY Tlie- valedicr : toty.- was givett.b$ Lois Schram. Thfr' f61l6Win# seni6t*s received their dif)16mast Sharon Lee : Adaffl$6n,.Marcelia Mae Bartlett,. :Bugehe- Glare Beettken, Janice Glee B6hackeh; J6ice Lee B6n^ ackefj Lehice Carolyn Brandt; Arthur G, fiuffingtoh, AJlan Wayne Cart, Dennis Gerald Dreesrnatt, Geraldine Juanita .Gerdy^ Doris Irene H&gen, Wallace E.; J6hnst6n, Doris Mae Mil- .leh, Marietta Jdyce Norland, IN Vin L. Rippehtrop; Lois R; schram, Florence' Elsina- Schut* t'erj- H6ward : Pei-ry Stott- and Ross Dean Struthers. ,,- The eighth:graders were also presented with their certificates :by Mrs. Harriet Schutter. f: ~- '^ J - - : . 4U Mrs. Elmer Peterson,. who has been ill.f6r;some time, had a bad .spell, recently and; has been moved to a Mason City/hospital: Mr. and: Mrs. Francis Drake are the 'parents of a baby. girl, born, on May 6. The little girl's name is Patricia Ann. The Drakes have one other girl, Judy. Raymond Rickleff is locating at- Esth'erville,- having rented an office and apartment there. He will work the same lines of insurance there that his father father works here. Raymond worked these- lines before he Went into service. ;" THelidJes ntfal stub fhursdtay afternoon at'tHe home of Mrs. Holtis Cooper, 13 tnembws-attending. fh* meeting was opetted with tWe hosteSa reading. Psalm 100 find ihe group MftginffiA'-Hwitei' Street Home." Several 'Jl&tet-si were readi' ff«ft iolks. Jit Norway, who had received Seltef packages-ff^rt Hhe 'cltiB. fae" club' plahs lo pack more tees to send'to these-peo4 plfr. Mrs. feagefte Moflils gave a (report'-if the county meeting that she attended at Henwlek. The club.plans-to,have a-spring-iftew* eHshow ot the> next Meeting, This will be tot" club member,*., only. EacW iS'to Mftg-^Hfc'flbwM ers-'and plants that' they have to eJdiMt at this meeting. Mrs. •Knut- Oppedahl was a guest; The next meeting will be at the home of Mrs. Archie Struthers June 0. Mrs; Russell Howard and eight, wionths old .son Richard' Allen, of Washington, D. C., are vlsitlng-her parents Mr. and Mrs. William Dfayton. They will be here a .fortnight. (Mrs. Howard is the former. Mtirjorie Dpayton. Mends? ' ' ' VV'7 ji'^r^^rX^T" Storage of All Kinds ttlstitnce Sverys toatir-lftatired ltt«d<! and! damage • of all < kinds. Equipped t&d& all i klfids of W* m -$($$! $f $!$••$>•$.$" '< Farm Machinery, Fiir* ; nlltife, P*Monnl Loans. ' UNITED JiOAN SERVICE .. IRING APPLIANCE REPAIRING ELECTRICAL CONTRACTING PHOPIE 2Q - 206 WP-SI STATE ST- . _. Famous:.";jtia4V •'Lihfr~(?«Uf' '• ; en( frjnjr..ajii-».. article on ihei new spying.';' »nd,> summer styles, for:, iKeigirls):— "De- : sisnefsA of Rlfty: clothes are' co-ORcraringj wiih the sun. again thi»; year to, assure: vr* ery? SlrlvHer'full quoia of Vitamin D," ; ', : ;-• ; Win High Honors At Swea City? Amfc Grant Swea 'City.;;. Arlene Peterson, daughter of "Mr; -and' Mrs-. Fred Peterson and' Date Aiiderson, son of Mr. and'Mrs.. Carl) Anderson, had the ^highe'st: scholastic- records in the Swea .City high school graduating class. At. Grant Consolidated,; 'the. 'honors went to Reva Work .'and' Marian. Barger. :»,, Big Our Fish Are Not Only Specialty ,-;..';/,!.: . Storage . Cleaning . Glazing Protect your furs by having them' cleaned, glazed' and stored during the summer months. Cleaning and' Glazing .. Refrigerated Storage"' ' ' : ' : Miniimim Phone 1330 Ove r $ e Co/fee by^HarIan.,Mlller Eor, years I've been trained to believe-anything^ I'm told by anyone from Alffona- But the story about the all-night, 10 H> hour struggle between 3 Algona. fishermen & a fish at Spirit Lake leaves me slightly shaken. *• » « These'3 Algpnians.'-!- Lloyd- Wellendorf, Ralph Morgan & Abe Laurtoen-"—were fishing off Stoney Point at 10 p. m. : -when (Moby Dick himself yanked their line & beg«n to tow 'email over the lake, taking turns "'playing" the fish. / tt 0 « I'd: say the fish was "playine" them. . . . At'6 a. m. one of 'em went ashore (probably in the captain's git) near Templar Park in search, of. help, which- turned out to be Frank Marnett. In a motor boat from Orleans boat livery they finally caught up. with the Algona boatload. * * * But only in time to > get a heft of the fish—the snap had worn through the leader & the fish got away ... I heard the story all around Okoboji, & Hattie Klston, .herself, says she 'has it from <a man of highest' integrity . , . You don't have . * to believe it, but I do—3; Al- gpnians can't be wrong. # Q * Several people who didn't Hear about this till 24 hours-later have positively identified this fish as. a sturgeon . . . Probably it was a sturgeon which made its way overland from Die* Mississippi , . . I< prefer lo> think it. was a mermaid, i Reprinted from Deeister, May 22. Des In TMgj I^rt of Rjwa ;< BIggest and Bfest": Kossuth County Leads Iowa in Soy Beans KossutH County is 2nd in Iowa in Gbmr Kossuth County is 1st inTbwa«in OWs Kossuth County is Near tHe ,'. Top in Hogs and) Cattle Kossuth County, is 1st in. Iowa ih Chickens Kossuth County Hens Bay/the Most' • Eggs Kossuth County Has 3;572' Tractors - Just Hayeh'f Counted! Ali Turkey* Belter Service We are pleased to announce that ou» sei* vice has been speeded up somewhat stabling us to return yojir clean garments, in a shorter period of time. ;, \ You WffltFfail Algsona Itself of lowate Finest in Which, to Norman & Perry CLEANERS and FURRIERS Across from post Office - ' i ' • ' ; % Algona Chamber of Commerce

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