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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, June 4, 1946
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UPPER DES MOINES, ALGONA JOWA .PAGE M tippet Ndrth Dodge Street—J»h6fte§ irf*lt- AGGAfcD & R. B. WALtM, Publishes As Second Class Matter -ttt -the PdStofitce a, Iowa, under act of Congress of March 3, 187D. Issued Weekly. ; : National Advertising ftepresehtatlve: NaUotial Advertising Service, 188 W. ftan- dolph St., Chicago. RATES IN KOSSUtUt CO. 'ear, iff advance.... .......$2.60 '__., Mollies and Kossuth County Ad- ' ice in combination, pef year....,.............$4.00 .copies ..: '4 :....; ?c. RJPTION RATES OUTSMftfe KpOSStftlt tar, in advance......... > ...,$3,00 jes Moines and Kossuth County Ad-, ice in combination, one year. ............$5.00 iviption less than 6 months, ADVERTISING RATES dvertising, pet inch. CITY AND COUNTY " Editorial By J. W. Haggard isident Truman Calls bgant Labor Bosses f •1+ President Truman does nothing else of note _ his administration he last week :endear'ed hifriflf to the rank and file of the American peo- plelfi/nen he called the bosses of tHe railway broth,*,iii.. efforls to p ara i y? . e all railway traffic and of the nation.. For the past thirteeh years racketeers have-been given anything they demanded from an administration who feare'd the labor vote. It was beginning to' look as 'though it.^as a-question of who was running the government, .the labor bosses or the president, and; while it.Used to be necessary to take a gun along to hold up; the government, the bosses lately have nO|t,con- sidered; that necessary. By a mere wavd of the hind the arrogant bosses could hold up the whole naUb'ri and stop most of its manufacturing institi^- tiattsi- That was demonstrated in the two-day railway strike. Fortunately this time our presi- deitjrealized that he had been elected to'lodk after tlielpeople's interests and was determined to do so whether he was elected to a fourth .term or not. President Truman has most of the people of ;th'e country behind him in his efforts to regam cpntfol ofjcu'r government which has virtually been ih'.the , hffids of the labor bosses for a good mgny;y.e$rs. :« |pA. F. Whitney, railway boss, declared bitterly after: the strike was called off, that'his' brotherhood had s 37 millions in its treasury and,that every cent o'(l|t would be spent to defeat .the president for re- ef||tion. That statement alone should v guarantee tiiet, election of the president. '-It was vannounqed tMt'Wh'le the railway men have always supported thetdemocrats they would all "vote repubTicartH't presidential election. •' .,,.;'/->'.. ^ ( j.-';>' Of course the ordinary voter! cares Utflerior,: (.name democrat or republicairii'.any rnpr^,/tut ;es -for principles 1 and men." -AThe;iab^';lxJ&tis iy be surprised to learn that PresidentTnraar£s jisive action in" settling the railway strike, ineey ,,^th the approval of most people without'reg;fLrt| tc£>party, and if he continues to' show that'.h« running the government and not, the s^lf seeking l^bor bosses, his election is absolutely assur.ed:-;;; II:'The railway labor boss Whitney'-.stated ,£hat tljey. would mark down every senator'.,'nndj;-cdn-' pressman who voted for Truman's fabor meMurjes arid defeat them when they came up .'for,,r^-e^eQr tidtii'i He said that they would spendrtne.^moiiey "w&ere it would do the most good.'-' 'Justinhere tliaViwas he did not state. .-.-.:•-. • .,';•' i' ; v''^'..' ''His statement that "all union.'labot.'will be with us" was refuted toy an interyiejv^v?'' Cashen, president of the'swd(chnien'3™unit'- \vhen asked if Truman's .action would hi, politically, said; "No, I don't think-so. Why sWpUld labor criticize him for doing the only |hin£ tnat'Wr could do under the circumstances'?". T ;-•".• A Deserved Compliment The Algona .Upper Des Moines nized that we have with us one of'th paper women in the state of Iowa, "in.iiie 'p oi Miss June Corey, 'and we are'pleased to reprint ; a tribute given June by Frank Clark^edltor-oj; the; Titonka Topic who was chuckling over- the .-first-' joke he ever had on June. ': • ' ,;.. ';.'. <> v :'( , - . June Corey of the Upper, X>es' MOiiyes ...:. called the Topic the other day ;to ask ."the; .'.; loan of some cuts, a favor: often parsed, ^ . around by newspaper publishers. •"' ; : v; A ,•' Now June has been with the-Upperf.' ' • Des Moines a long time, and ,we belieyfe;"',- we are right when we say she is.thevb.jssst''. ',; newspaper woman ever cprinrctedvwIjUv •"?.any newspaper in Kossuth cqifnty; •' $•':'', ., .:,'• But here is something we really • thought was a joke on June. She said she called 'as she didn't know whether a letter would get through, yet she wanted us to send the cuts by mail. This -is the first time we ever had anything on June^-and, we will be sorry that we told this, Hollywood Madhouse . .fimil Ludwig famous btbgrapher, lived in Hollywood for a spejl, during which time along with Biding In the ada'ption of some of his works to the screen, hejalso collected material for a new story. Th'e st6ry Is about Hollywood, as a man of educiitioft views -It. The comments arc intci- ing, arid here are a few: , . <> 'i * . Hollywood, he says, is divided into seven cata- gories. •. ' flfsi, the actors, leading the brilliant but short lives of dazzling buiMerfHes . . . nothing but ama- te"urs.' :; ' . • The musicians, who once they have sold them- sptve|i to Hollywood, turn out entirely commonplace and inconsequential works , . . the corpses <bf artists. , •' ( Screen writers, who change mistresses even fnbre than they do studios, and associate only with elhefsln thC'Same wage brackets. Catfneiramen . . . the only group whose members have learned their trade. bifetttors . . . men who began by selling films, if not shirts and suspenders ... a few real artists like t>lsney, Wallace and Wood. 'Producers ... in no olher place are questions of taste-and talent passed upon by persons so totally lacking in culture, so bereft of knowledge and judgmehl as ore the producers of Hollywood . . . they hav ; e an extraordinary nose for what the pub- Ik wa-rHS, so wax rich while contributing to the intellectual impoverishment of the nation. '. Agents,;Who romp in circles, like porpoises on the high seas, 'but are honest enough to admit they Wqtild just as soon sell oars or pyramids. '''••'-. :...,'. . » * * \ , , JMri .Ludwig hands out'quite a dish, and his coniinetii' on the contribution to the intellectual lrhpciver,ishrneht of the nation could s'.ancl some .ihought.:;':.'•* ; ' ' — R. B. W. Criticizes Sale Of War Goods .There is -always dissatisfaction and sometimes graft connected with the disposal of army goods whiCh-must be disposed of after a great war and •the", best way to handle the sale of the billions of ifloljafs-of government property is stil a mooted 'Question. When former U. S. senator Guy Gillette \vns -appointed as head of the board to dispose of the vast amount of government property he soon realized t;hat 'doing the 'very best, he could there \vas liable to be charges of graft leveled at the .board, and he wisely resigned after a few months. So tor there has been few charges of graft in the disposal, of the government property, but there has been many minor complaints. Among the rest Mr. ,H. i..;; Walsh, well known and highly respected mah/of the Lone Rock neighborhood, criticized the handling of the sale of government goods at the Algona prisoner of war camp recently. Mr.. Walsh sent .-the following to the Open Forum of the Des Moines, 'Register,' which was printed in Sunday's Register: . ' •''' "Well, the sale advertised over the ' radio to be'held at the Algona prisoner of "'• '.wa/, ca'mp is over, and the G.I.s who drove . . 50 pr,'60 miles to attend the sale can go home "thinking what a wonderful deal the . • ; brass hats gave. them. '.;/«. Nothing was said about a pink slip i'- ; ., from ;lDes Moines being needed to pur- !;• ; ; chase, the- saleable articles and to prove ;;• 'thS'^uyer was a G.I. Discharge papers il ^, Were held in scorn 'by the -^officers in ' " .".'cjia'jr^^and'no G.I. had ,time, J,. ! \...' Domes' and get his pink" slip, so all they '•• '','-.j •'jcouJd^dowas stand by -and -twirl their ''' .;•.: 'They; sent up town to the service bu- ••VTeau.iarid got the same answer there; they .. ,,'cbuldtn't' furnish pink slips, they were •. - 'available only from Des Moines. The '-' 'giiys; in the know had their pink slips and '"bought' 'everything. . -/;'-•'! S.'TKe -boys could be inducted into ser," , ^,'ylce at Algona, but Algona couldn't vouch _ : -for, .'>Jh)ei.c, being G.I.s even with their dis: . ;, Charge' papers in their hands. Just one .-,... j^^ik^fter another. How would you feel -v , .Hon'ight i? you were one of the G.I.s at this . ,*• stile after driving 50 or 60 miles? — H. L. .'": , ! Waish, Lone Rock, la. . Opinions of Other Editors = '; ; /Cost Of Strikes To Workers. ' •: ; . Ernriietsburg Reporter: It is interesting to get from an'authOriative source what strikes have cost the workers measured by the time it will take to make'up the loss. The January issue of the Official Monthly Survey published by the American federation pf Labor, points out that if workers earning -$1-00; an hour are offered an increase of 12 .cents' by t^eir employer, but go on strike and siay .but eight,'w'eeks in order to obtain an increase Pt,18 cenU, they will lose $358 in pay (eight weeks of 4Q l hoUrS at $1.12); and that the 6 cent increase obtained by the, strike will not repay this loss for neajjlyi three -years. If the strike obtains only 3 cen^s. ni0re ^han the employer offers, nearly six years wlll-'be-required ot make up for the loss. , .;.,; : , nanterous lenorence. !V ..HjJrhbpldt' Independent: The administration has 'declared that the scarcity of wheat forces a iMh'pni-vh'fte bread, and at the same time it is disclosed that" there are at this time 1,000 tons of white wheat flour in Iowa that is in danger of spoiling because it can not be disposed of. This is just another of those little things that the boys down 'Washington way do not know. How could they be expected to know? Their fault lies in the fact they assumed that they did know something that they didn't know. Professed wisdom where Ignorance exists is most dangerous. N - '" ' , ..... iThat 47 Million May Elect Truman Kenneth Rand*)! In St»»e*r ' The decisive action, taken, b^r PresJjsJfbt man in forestalling'the railroad strike and his pro? posals to put an end to all major ; , ing the strikers into "surprise to the and an "•about, 1 Democratic adn days of 1W? when \ over the pountry. Labojr, r _n coddled ,,„, pense of'the gfqgt* tiqn was interested 1 ' ' Lslbor became tfcs it was coddled, • j i cession asked for. during World W ; ar W !acture of vital „__.. the loss pi "~ were serving their i strikers cm» first an«| $e $ a small loss in the heaps of ._:_. 1. tp, th^TyofeBS, p| ^hi \ strike of the railroaders w*f » eat waiter.' It wasn't just small nuisance strike her* ar«i" there hindering diversified parts of the Industrial part of the nation. It was a strike against the, entire nation 'and as such against the government. Sure it-meant loss of lives in the holding up of fog4 wiRpHes w the United States and to the po,untrt«j of aurope and Asia too which the United States Js pledged to supply food. And apparently •the a<4qUni$trition with, President fruman as the leadeV resli*e4 that time was at hand when action had to be taken. And once that action was taken *$ Aw« WE WAY. „,„ jare saying that any man who ever in- l.&nw for offic*^»gair» would never have " yp.n/tt»at President Truman took- But aat it-yirag tne -action that has practi- J4 him 'to office in 194?- i-sbor will aroused against him and apparently " ' ; frprh the statement of A- F, ; «jf fb# trainm^n.'« bmtherhood, that bis union wopld spend all 04 Collar treasiiry Balance i* necessary " " it Truman for re»e|epWon, Put . acted for the United States §nd j «J tifctwwl tfe» py*>We at him. Well, repercussions of the "Big Fish" storv are still being heard from many quarters,, the latest suggestion being that the Algona fishermen in Spirit Lake hooked an alligator that was reported to have been dropped into the lake some time ago when three feet long. >!' ••' ''f Our research department renorls, however, that if en alligator survives Spirit Lake ihrcugh the winter il is indeed some alligator. is t> a But this fishing story has definitely Unsettled the rest of the Incnl peculation .including the writer. We note a faraway look in the eves of the boys, and some of the girls, too, as they go about their business ... they are dreaming of lakes, and pine tre°s. and cool, wafting breezes, swimming suj^s, fishin-2 tackle, sin f^onrds, outboard motors, and stuff like that . . . their minds are not on the suits, dresses, hats, "roceries. shoes, jewelry, etc., that a>-e before them ... so that "Bi? Fish" nf Spirit Lake has done more than create a tremendous story; he has definitely brought about an unsettled condition here. * a a Which brings us to ihe point that wo. also, having succumbed to that faraway look, decided to take a fishing trip ... now if you think we're point' to tell you any fish stories, don't—we are not. We can't, as a matter of fact, because the fishins was poor. :;: -:.i ::: Bui like someone once said, there's always someone in p fishing parly who is damn fool enough to bring along P fishing pole, and of course thrt happened in this party, too. ;;: i;: * The parlv traveled by truck, a 2'/a-ton CMC. and unless you've taken a fishing trip by truck, you've missed ?. great experience, espocialy if it rains. Visualize a special roof, covered with canvas and tied down with plenty of rope, and four guys enjoying the comforts of a lawn swing, studio couch, porch chairs, and a card table ... in the cab three more trusties take turns driving. There is no communication system between front and rear and if you want to stop for any reason while riding in the rear, you're just out of luck until the front end has to stop for the same reason maybe. ft « * : But the card table gets a t good workout, and I might say that cribbaae as played under these circumstances c?n become most interesting ... oh yes, install a light back there, too, for night driving and dark days — you can see the spots better. / * '« * We'll skip over most of Minnesota and tell you about our welcome to International Falls. Engaged in a heavy cribbage game, with a little something at stake, we failed to jump right out of the truck, and who do you think jumped in? First, a newspaper reporter, and secondly, a border patrolman. The first was after news; in the case of ihe second we're not sure what lie was after, but he wanted to see our draft cards, and know our classification . . . this, " of course 1 , interrupted the game, but we finally satisfied him we were not dodpin.3 the draft. The border scout was asked to join the Same but the air was getting a bit thick by then and he decided to lonve. Rsiny River and Rainy Lalce are truly wonderful spots, as some of our more ardent and cv- i-t fishermen here know. We'll skip most of the fishing details snrl tell of nne sheer pleasure trip, taken by chartered motor launch from Fort Francis. Canada, up Rainy Lake 35 miles to the northernmost tip of the lake, . . . this trio is worth anyone's time . . . Rainy Lake is 10J) miles from st'.'tn to stern, and we covered about 40 miles in each direction hv launch . . . the lake is dottod with beautiful, pine-covered islands . . . we saw nary a boat or a fisherman, except for one small Indian settlement, on the voyn.fc . . . the water is crys- til clpar. and fit to drink . . there is no way, yet. to pollute it. > There ar<? no ro^ds 't around the lake, no telephone or elnct-ic nolcs. no means of communication except possibly the pH Indian smoke signals . . . when vou fret five miles out of Fort Francis you fire away from everything, anrl that's about thu r-hief ffHson for taking any trip, regardless of \vh"t vou call it. At i 1 -*! Casc3d<5<!, there MS a lork'e. Pioneer Lodge, run by an o1d-tir"c woodsman and hunter, his wife, and their daughter . . . there had been on'v seven white men into the snot this year ahead nf us . . . the ice only went out :'i:out the first of May . . . Our host has, in addition to his lodge, two self-constructed guest cabins, logged and constructed entirely by his family ... he pipes his water in directly from the cascades, always cold and always pure. * 0 '> On a frame we found a bearskin, in ihe process of being cured . . . the bear was shot several months ago in our hosts front yard ... on the walls of his lodge are two larro timber wolf hides, trapped"by himself nearby in recent years, end on the floor enother cured bearskin rug, also ?n ex-local resident. Real hunters or fishermen can go still further north , . . portage facilities are provided from upper Rainy Lake over the Cascades into a second lake, over which you can travel to still a third and then a fourth . . . .maybe if you want to keep going you can wind up at Hudson Bay . . . we didn't, but it's something to think about when you decide to REALLY take a fishing ():• hunting trip. Our norlhwcods friend fold us that from November to May, lie and his family are isolated . . . no lake travel, no phone, no connection with the outside world except for a radio, which is of course only one way . .'. in case of extreme emergency, it would be necessary for them to go to a ranger station, by snowshoe, where a two-way radio hookup is maintained with Fort Francis. He hud this happen to him last \vinle'-; falling desperately ill, himself, his daughter traveled by mowshoe eipht miles to the rant'er station, where a ski- rnuipied plane was called from Fort Francis. The plane landed on the ice and flew him back to a hospital. It's a Mttlc rough going-, but the folks un there seem to like it, and outside of provisions and health, their worries are, or could be, very few. So, if you are worried about strikes, politics, business (either 1oo much or too little), health, or just about anything else, and really want to "get away," this is a good place to go. And, if you'll pardon us ONE fish story, the la*ge*t fish we saw were while out on the dock at Pioneer Lodge, where we spotted two Great Northern pike that looked about three feet or $o long, swimming lazily around . . . and we ctidni nave a Canadian fishing license, artd it wouidn i have done any good snyway, because we forgot to bring our fish polo, Phone 520-W For Prompt Service On BOTTLED GAS "^•20"Years Experience—No Red Tape- Dependable Delivery—Just Phone Us and We'll Do the Rest. Bjustrom's Furniture Co. Established 1925 Algona, Iowa Room a-plenty in Milwaukee Road Coaches r 's HARP TO BEAT a Milwaukee Road train for comfort and satisfaction. Consider just a few of the many advantages of travel in Hiawatha-type coaches. Jfloom to move «ro|illrf-Your ticket bwyg not just • deep-seated reclining chair, but « roomy e w-fflF • wWe twin— to stroll through. Comfortable lounges; cle*n, well-ecjuipped wash rooms, • the rivers and lakes, forests and towns along the route. You really see the country. train dwign •nd a eeasoned, well-baUwted roadbed wrore a imooth, eileot rt4«» Seemfe cHnrai^Vide window* beside yojjr seat give yog »» unobstructed close-«p of Weatherproof weather holds no discomfort or hazard; fog doesn't delay. You get there OB time on The Milwaukee Road. Speed with eeowenttf-You travel at high speeds and, in large cities, yo« arrive and depart from downtown stations. Yet, even with these time.ssvi«!g features, round trip fares in luxurious coaches «re less than two cents a mile, you'll benefit nypUwMBgyowtrii" in advance. For friendly travel counsel, inforBJItWffi, tickets, .VI1W 4tomi't9mi H. W. POST I)HAY AM). TKAXSFEtt Storage of All Kinds Long Distance llnnllng Every load insured against ioss and damage of all kinds, equipped to do all kinds of hauling and draying. PHONE 298 Algona, la. "WE HAVE II" FOR BEAUTY AMD tONG WEAR WE RECOMMEND DIAMOND BARN PAINT RED. WHITE AND GRAY This quality point insures the lile of any surface to which il is applied. It appeals to the user who wants some* thing more than "Ordinary barn paint." Il can be brushed or sprayed with equal satisfaction. It costs no more than other firsl quality barn pains COME IN—LET'S TALK IT OVER Phone 25(5 Jim Pool : ; ; : :i^| •:;:|;!i;:TFf;'|;|:':;;|;::;:;:i:::::;L;:;*;!:-:;t;:;::!;::: '|i;! Every man likes really good tools. There are dozens of app'ropriatc gifts for Dad in our fine Tools Department. Or ... here are a few other hints of things you can buy him here. HAMMER Special forged , steel head, hickory handle. Well bala^tr.,: cddesignl Has'polished nead and double- beveled claws. $1.50 BIT BRACE Reversible • -: ratchet brace with ," self -opening -.. chuck i jaws. , . ;;Ball-bearingV head. •Ful\ iO-inch' sweep. $1.85 to 57.50 Aluminum J LEVEL;' I Lightweight ac- |j curate and de- | pendable , spirit | level. Has cast aluminum frame, polished contact surfaces. $6.50 Slip-Joint PLIERS Adjustable jaw sure-grip pliers. Strong and well made. polished finish. 60c to $f "PISTOL GRIP HACKSAW Molded composition' handle and adiustable frame for 8, 10 or 12-in. blades. Chrome finish. fiflr $i cfl uuC to Oi Mower Knife Sharpener Medium, grit, high quality car- borundum stick for mower blades and a dozen uses. Wood handle. Adjustable Wrench Jaws -.expand up to 1%". Made of drop forged steel alloy, heat treated and tempered. 85c l( , SI.70 Combination SQUARE Adjustable Us square and spirit level. Divided down to 1-16". A 1 2-in-l tool that every craftsman needs. $1.00 $1.50 "*' FO£DING HULE Flexible hardwood zig-zag rule. Spring joints, metal section tips. Graduated in sixteenths. TACKLE BOX Baked enamel finish less "can't leak" tackle toox, light weight, strong. Stee approximately 20x7^7 }n, Rustproof catches, WE HAVE W. OUPT^NWNG I4N1QF1FOOLS '' —BEST SR&B BEFORE THE' WAI -.: , • The ^^ I^H ^^^u . h^^tetfaL l*tM ito |Hji tetiB§ft SSS? ^&& Sa, /JE am m9 Ww £& ftm

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