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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, June 11, 1946
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PAGE TWO: __ ALGONA UPPEft DBSS MOINES, ALGONA 16WA Stpna tipper 9 North Dodge Street— Phones IB-ife J. W. HAGGARD ffi R. B. WALLER, Publi Entered ns Second Class Matter at the Pcetoffice at Algona, Iowa, under act of Congress of) March 3, 1879, Issued Weekly. ' National Advertising Representative: National Advertising Service, 188 W. Randolph St., Chicago. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH! CO. One Year, in advance. -...$2.50 Upper Des Moines and Kossuth County Advance in.combination, per year ....$4.00 Single Copies - - r^ c SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSBUTH One Year, in advance _..$3.00 Upper Des Moines and Kossulh County Ad- ' vance in combinalion, one year... $5.00 No subscription less lhan 6 months. ADVERTISING RATES Display Adverlising, per inch. ...iZe OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER Editorial By J. W. Parking Meters Mean Trouble Until recently we've been inclined to laugh off this talk of installing parking meters in the city. But in Ihe past few days we have been led to believe that support for them is gaining strength' among city council members. We sincerely hope that before any action is taken on the matter, the council will think the matter over and perhaps interview a few of the local citizenry and perhaps some of the out-of- towners who make Algona their shipping headquarters. ' . Perhaps we're wrong, but for a city the size or Algona—one without even a traffic light at this writing—to talk about installing parking melers seems a bit fantastic. Parking is, of course, a continual problem. And it is probably true that as things now stand, many cars are parked in the morning and remain there all day. But this could be remedied without parking meters. Installing parking meters is going to mean several things. First, they cost the cuslomer (or parker) money. Secondly, they require constant supervision by police. Third, they are going to be violated anyway, and we do not envy anyone the •task of assessing fines for overparking in front of the melers. If the council proposes to try and get a little more turnover along Stale Slreet of parked cars, why not try a two-hour parking limit for a month or so, and see how it works. It is not possible, and never will be; for everyone to park on Stale Slreet. The cily parking lot, courthouse square and -other, areas help some. And the widening of ,CalV and Nebraska streets, parallel with the'business section, -to allow diagonal parking,auch as is done on State] Street wo^Urt de|in#(jl/,help. —H. B. W. Not Enough Farmers It seems that some people high in the Farm Bureau have been advocating elimination.^ some of the farmers of Iowa, and Mr. Carl Hutchins, prominent Kossuth farmer and a son of the late C. B. Hutchins, Who ably represenled this county in the stale legislalure a few years ago. had a few words to say in that conneclion which was printed in Ihe Open Forum of the Des Moines Regisler, and which we reproduce below: To the Editor: Please allow me to add my two cents worth to the opinion expressed by Mr. L. E. Hartman in your May 4 issue. Mr. Allan Kline, state president of the Farm Bureau, has been spouling his idea regarding the elimination of a large per cent of our farmers over the state for the past year. We not only don't have too many farmers, but we don't have half enough. The Irouble with the big farmer is he lives to farm instead of farming lo live. So he scrimps and scrapes, nol lo live but simply to buy another piece of land. i Scientists lell us that in another fifty years our populalion will increase by that many million. What does Mr. Kline propose lo do wilh them? Doesn't he know that industry has made jusl as big strides . in labor saving melhods >as agriculture? Industry has shortened Ihe week and the day to create -more jobs. If there is any sense in a "share the work" policy in industry, there is just as much sense in a "share the land" policy for agriculture. The surest way in the world to drive this counlry into communism would be to eliminate a sizeable per cent of our agricultural populalion, and, conversely, to avoid it Ihe surest way is to greatly increase the number of land owners. I have been kicking in to Ihe A. F. B. for the past 25 years, but I'm done as long as we have anyone ut the head or near the head of it advocating such dizzy ideas.— Carl Hutchins, RFD No. 1, Algona, la. (Labor Union With [Only 47 Million? One of the failings Of the tinted editor of the [Mason City Globe-Gazette, W. Earl Mall, Is his in- Tqulsltiveness. Earl is always wanting to know ?f something and sometimes he treads on thin ice. F For Instance last week on his arrival home from Grinhell College, where he was given nn honorary - degree, the first thing he did was to roll up his sleeves and inquire Into something that perhaps the less said about the better in union labor circles. •Mr. Hnll remarked in his editorial column, "Perhaps its irrevalent, unfair and off the beam, but many are asking the question how an organization .boasting of 47 million dollars available for use in ^defeating a president could justify its demand— the .basis of a hntion wide strike—for increased wages." So far as we are concerned we consider Mr. Hall's question entirely revnlent and most •people will agree that he had a momentary flash OL' intelligence which editors sometimes reveal in spile of all. 1 Kbssuth Farms Cheap At $ 1 50 Ray Sperbeck, editor of the Swea City Herald, •who usually has both feet on the ground, and always speaks in English that even the dumbest of us can understand, says that the present "peak" of rfattn land prices is now atound $150 an acre. We . think that Ray meant the present "average" instead of "peak". We know of several Kossuth county farms that have sold for over $200 per acre. In the boom of farm land prices in 1920 the average price was $242.50 per acre and a number of Kossuth county farms sold for $400 and more per iv-te. In practically all cases of $400 land the farms came back to the original owner who had to salvage what he could and take the land back at a lesser value. Most of these high priced farms were-bought with a payment of only a few thousand dollars. Now it is different, most of the farms being sold are paid Tor in spot cash and the rest on a big cash first payment and there is no chance of the farms coming back to the original owners. There will -be no farm foreclosures in this neighborhood on farms now changing hands. We think $150 per acre is not excessive for any good Kossuth county farm with fair improvements, and that price is a long way from inflation. At the present time $150 an acre for a good farm in Kossuth county we would consider the safest and most profitable investment that can be had. ELECTION FOOTNOTE! One of our scouts reports that Mildred Faulstich, who during working hours can be found at the Druggist^ Mutual office, went to vote for the first time, last week, and received a democratic ballot ... she cast this, then discovered that what she had want* ed was a republican one . . . now the fact that s'he is registered as a democrat has caused considerable kidding for the young lady who seemingly desires to' be classified as a republican . . . the boys explained she can chang^ her party in another two* years. 4 ft * Incidentally, this paper stated lhat Cogley won all precincts from Marc Moore ... ho had, until midnight of election day, but two of the last six precincts to report, Plum Creek and Crcsco, gave Moore a precinct, mtu'-'in. Captain C. Paul Carlson of Ihe chaplains corps was an Algona Truman Gave Us Action! President Truman, two weeks ago, was getting slapped from all directions, and especially from the republican direction, for not taking some visitor last Thursday ho was pastor of (he local Presbylciian church, nine years ago. Chaplain Carlson was attached to a cbm- bat unit, and other than a few new 'gray hairs hasn't changed a great deal . . . after a short vacation he's going back to 'Germany with his wife, son and au- tomdbile for another 2te years duty. ' ; ' guess what this boy Theo says: If you've got the right kind of the pants are cov- FIRE PREVENTION NOTE: Theo Herbst invited us tff sit down, the other afternoon' at coffee time, next to him. bn a, : j-ES- taurant stool . . . after about a minute your correspondent suddenly jumped up, the scat of his pants searing hot ... seems Theo had rolled and lit one of those gosh awful Bull Durham cigarettes he smokes, just before we came in, and the tip of the darned thing had dropped, lit, onto the cafe stool where we absorbed . . most of his heating qualities and definite action in the then-impending railroad a small hole in the pants . . . and strike. Came Ihe strike, and he was under worse , fjre. Bui he acled. The emergency 'bill 'he offered the house stopped the strike cold. Under the act (which has since stalled in the Senate, or was at this writing), the President could proclaim a \ national emergency, give both sides 48 hours to settle things, and then order labor leaders to send their men back to work. ,, , .'.-•' (Failure to comply wilh the Presidential .order would make labor subject to fines, imprisonment, loss of seniority, and if they 'balked for over 24 hours they could be drafted into the army. Net profits made from operation of the industry or business involved would go into the U. S. treasury. Yes, it was a drastic measure. But HSB&. exactly what the general public had been clarribring for. AND THEN WHAT HAPPENED? The President was of course the object of all the venom that certain segments of organized labor could muster. BUT, he also got it in the neck from the republican press, who labeled his measure as TOO DRASTIC. And so it goes. The President is criticized for not acting, and when he does take definite action, it is termed too drastic. •President Truman acted in the best interests of the people, and regardless of how he achieved results, he did stop the strike for the time being, at least, and for that he deserves full and complete credit. Now all that the labor czars have to do is to find someone 'in the Taft-Bricker-Martin outfit tnat they can support for president and won't THAT be a job. —R. B. W. • departmen by ( oh ' insurance, cred '" ..,;•" Bright and early, a few minutes after the office o^epecl. cjay after election, in walked ' Bill Barry, looking none the worse for wear . . . "Put , ma; in a Thank You ad" says Bill, which to our way of thinking ;is a. pretty fine way to feel and ' 'act' after losing in the treasurer'pi'irnai:y. I*! ff ifr ' .. . i 1 ! ' .' ' Veda Murtagh, whose presence on the school board in'ho' 1 way lowers 'the-standing 6'i l> e'fff<51eHcy ol' that—liudy,—chridES- about a recent editorial, suggesting vocational training . . . said Veda, "lhat very thing is being planned for next fall With"...a:,yb- cational training teacher-to be hired." We're glad lo hear 1$; yard ~ Nursery School going full blast. A good idea, though, tjt ^t tjl It is tevealed that 14,000 ions of silver Went into the making of one atom bomb charge weighing a couple of pounds . . . There arc* a lot of slot machines like that. * * * And nolhing can bring Ihe end of a beautiful friendship any quicker than to have your friend drop in one coin, after you've unsuccessfully dropped in 50, and have the friend hit the jackpot. * * * PUZZLE OF THE WEEK: The other day we listened to a guy yap and yap about everything in general, particularly the adminislralion and running of the country ... in 1932 he was broke flatter than a phonograph record, but made a comeback in the ensuing years and paid a whopping nice income tax for last year ... despite all the things that were wrong, somehow or other conditions improved so that he w;as saved from the poor house. But memory is a fickle thing. '" . » * * A visitor lells us aboui a little incident at the Hotel Algona, ihe other evening. Evidently the bell boy was busy,, so ,l)us fellow went downi to g.ei, some ice and beverage . . . he had his coat off, and imay.have looked Ihe part,, but B.s' : he started back up the slabs'.wilh the ice in a buckef and'some cokes, a new arrival called to him and said: "Boy, pul down lhat sluff and help me ael Ihese grips up lo 119." Our informant did", and also look the lip. If IS * Probably one of Ihe mosl lerri- ying decisions of the week had .o be made by the twci daughters of Doctor Bourne on State Street, last week . . . just as they stopped to.get,ice cream cones __ th.6 Aifd, Vehicles came' -__..—„ . „ . theif ' wtty tO> .Jtisin&'s elevatj wfiefe little.,dartfa$e' was "dd .•.", but for'the young ladies It wtts a question of shall we (1) get ice cream cones f (2) go to tn6 pool, or (3) go to the fire. The order of their decision Is a, perfect insight into the feminine mind, They ran in and grabbed tho cones in a hurry, ran out find directed their Dad to' get to the fire In n hurry, and wound up by being dropped off at thfe swimming pool., . who says you can't have your cake and bat it too . ; . the climax came when they nicked the Doctor fpr,$S as tjiey, left the car, for two season tickets at the pool. Famous Last Line — What you heed is mdre oxygen. ' OTTOSEN aS:3ETO»K^.iu«| tf. home at Lon<$ • .- ,. M nftd $«. Thomas Kjeer .of . . fit-aerate and MM. Cornelia S afj kin of Gilmore City were last Thursday dinner guests at tmi Egan Kjeef home. Miss Ger-tle Coy If has spent the past week visiting var oUs friends. She visited Mlss,Da|l|ne Bangs, at Dows, Mis§ Jean BhJ"'-. nit at Masion City, and Misses Lois Jacob.sort attd Mabel Coyie daughter Shirley spent from Sunday, until Wednesday evening of last Week visiting relatives in Minneapolis and Swansyille, Minn. At Minneapolis they vis ? ited -Mr. Alme's aunt, Mrs. „ Ida Berkley and at Swansville, Mrs. Alrrier Varns, sister to Mr, Alme and prik Alme. father of-Mr. Alme. Walter Alme of Portland, Ore., returned here with .them for a few' days' visit and then returned to his home. «{ Methodist Wo,„-.. gaMi<a*d at the chuufch Wed- irftsday Bttd gave th* fcfaildlng a ro-rough ateeniflg,, |tf the ttftet- nbon the f&iiuJa'r, W.-.S. Si S. bust- rtlt'ss meeting was I !c61- Glenn Norman made a business trip to Des Moines Thursday, Mrs. Melviria .Bergum of Bode visited at .the Oliver Kinseth home. ; Mrs. Melvina Bergum of Bode visited at the Oliver Kinseth h,ome Thursday afternoon. Jerry Kinseth spent from Sunday until Wednesday at the home of Robert Naeve at Rplfe. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Richards and granddaughter Glenda Npr- man spent Wednesday ' in Fort Dodge. • Mr. and Mrs. Joe Kjeer and family of Gilmore City were Friday evening- callers at the Egan Kjeer home. Mr. and Mrs. Chester Alme M ASTY'S Body & Fender Shop Wrecks Rebuilt On Hi-way 169 on So. Phillips St. Free Estimates INSULATION JOi CowanBldgSupplyCo. " Of** 1 The graded egg buying plan is something every farmer should be enthusiastic about because it makes sense. Under this plan large, high quality eggs bring full mar-, keti prices-* substantial difference over the average straight price. :; •- Make certain that you get every penny for your eggs v that' th6y deserve. Sell your eggs oh the Swift Graded PlanWind out the details the n.e'xttjtime you come to town.; 'Additional features are prompt payment and fairtfeatment. - SWIFT & COMPANY y DAIRY A POULTRY PLANT? Wouldn't That Be Too Ba«L Reinbeck Courier: For reasons known only to ourselves, it is just impossible for us to work oui'- selves into a frenzy, or become able to shed any tears over the poor suffering, hungry, underclothed under fed, half-baked people of Germany, Japan or Italy. In our opinion it will be a good thing if the people of those countries have to suffer a lot this winter, and next winter, and the winter following, because the more they suffer, the longer they will remember 'the horrors of war . . . war which they directly were responsible for and which they alone stm-ted. We see no reason to punish the people of Ger- ma,py, Italy nor Japan who slaughtered our sons, and caused many heartaches of the taxpayers here . ..;.' but we do say, let them rustle their own salvation, rebuild their own cities, scurry and dig for their own food, let them tighten their own belts as tight-us the prisoners of war had to tighten theirs. .';' Maybe. • The price of Swiss cheese has been cut possibly to make allowance for the holes.—Indianapolis News. Old-Timer. An old-timer is one who can recall when a woman carried a handbag more as an ornamental affair.—Greensboro (Ga.) Herald-Journal. And while there is no lion belween Hems in t.-. 7T ,.,-- umn, our noles bring lo rningjthe slory of a young boy who; Visits here each summer, cominjji^ff'orn Michigan. This summei*' as 'the family car neared the city from Iho nnrlh, he said: "Oh Dad. we musl be near Algona, Ihere's lhat dump still burning." a a * STRIKE NOTE: Maybe Ihey were only kidding but railroad workers among other things asked for these in Ihe rccenl strike demand— 1—A privalc room in each car or Ihe conductor. 2—Electric lights in, cabooses. 3_pay for not working . dur- ng certain intervals, J3iJ,il&'j$$. How the reconstrucupji^pr^ey- ery railroad passenger Cap.ttptSiri- tall a conductor's rOotp;i'w6uld DO accomplished, and/' h'q# -;ypu vould run electric lights:','the ength of. a freight train to o^ach he caboose, should prove,'a*prize puzzle for the Quiz Kids,<«;*[ •' Mrs. Earl Sprague really has a A Word of Thanks While I had no opposition in the republican party primary recently held, for the office of clerk of district court, I want to express my appreciation to the many who cast a vote foV me regardless. ; . ' It has been the aim of our office to conduct affairs on a friendly and competent basis. We realize we ere serving the pu blic, and your wish is our command. We trust that we may continue to handle the tffice in a manner pleasing to all of you for the next two years. Helen White Candidate for Re-Election As IPIerk of Kossutfc Pfetrfct Court MATCHBOX COMPASS Juftl lli« ituiiK for lite oulduor- n.mdctl FA'UlElt. A lyeii.iou • ircraft-typu iustruineiu limi • how* direction at-a-f.tauci; Waterproof compiirliiicnl fur nt alette a > • • built-in (Hut . . . luiuinou* dial*. VuluaMe 36 page bc:itll>uuk tin com- paeftCM and inajm included. ContfiuxH >ilitj liandlHtok in nUrui:* live gifl l>«* $1*93 Coast-to-Coast Store Bloom ; £?« r HAT YOUNGSTER playing in the street could grow up to be President. But will he getrthe necessary poral equipment? The/knbwledge, idealsland character?.- '"• In cities large and small across the Jand The Salvation Army £ influencing'boys and girls with|deals of citizenship and high responsibility. In/Boy^',biu>s and Youth Centers, neighborhood recreation "centers'and camps, America's young people are learning teamworjc and fair play, consideration for others and'loyalty to a goal. Hand in hand goes religious teaching. ' •* Not every boy can get to be-fcresident-but raising good citizens is one way to get goodHPresidents. Today, with the challenge of leadership facing America, The 3alvation Army's work for citizenship is more than ever imporj^nt Support its expanded program generously. <$v>> THE SALVATION ARMY, KOSSUTH COUNTY PRIVE The County Quota!» $3,797,60 THE SALVATION ARMY. SERVICES The Salvation Arpy, in; America has nearly 3,000 units of work'located for . the most part in urban communities throughout the United States, the Ha- :l waiian,Islands.and Alaska.;.; ; - 0 •TYPES OF LOCAL UNITS Corps •, ' (Religious activities, group work, community visitation, night and day) ' Hospitals General,Hospitals; Women's Hospitals; Maternity Homes for unmarried mothers; Free Dispensaries; Medical Clinics; Dental Clinics Family Well»» Service Younf Women's Residences (known •* Evangelines) Women's Emergency Homes and Lodges Women's Shelter* '.] , • Detention Homes • < Men's Hotels Men's Erntrfancy Ijiomes and todies Men's Social Service Centers Shelters for homeless men; Sheltered workshops! Stores fqr sale of salvaged , goods ; '' : • ' ' • .' . Boya? Clubs and Youth Centers Fresh-Air and Youn't People's Camps Summer Music Inttitutes ' Settlements'.arid Day Nurseries Mining Person* Bureaus Vocational Guidance and Placement • Bureau*: Red Shield Service Centers for the Armed Forces (not USD) including mobile;. canteens, Transient Service Bureaus Leafues ol Mercy (Groups of volunteer lay workers organized for visitation of sick in hospitals and homes) Homa Leafuti (The lay woman's organization calling for improvement of home life through Christian fellowship) Prison Work and Police Court Work •; Within prisons through Brlghter-D^y League*i religious meetings and SQBJ servicef; Lifers Club for life ternwi. Outside prisons; 'fftglef for,. nj*<ly families of pri,wn*fij ff«|»i»lkitytjr for parolees i seeming i ;W& Rural $.*rvict1/n!H ' • (Committees in rwrsl communitlfft to take emrfpf local owih,) i WAR RECORD ', /\ '- wtrt etttbUpM, rolling, wartime /ty<te» wftfe ft* In jungly. My, In W?fW Ww U

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