PAOtf (Upper 9 North Dodge Street—Phones lB«l j. w. HAGGARD & n. B. WALLEfr^tibiis Entered n's Second Class Matter at the J^qstoff leg at Algona, Iowa, under act of^Coijgress of March 3, 1879. Issued Weekly. NATIONAL 6DITORIAL. ~ ' National Advertising Representative: National Advertising Service, 188 W. Randolph St., Chicago. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CjO. One Year, in advance $2.50 Upper Des Moines and Kossuth County Advance in combination, per year $4.00 Single Copies 7c SUBSCRIPTION HATES OUTSIpE KOSSUTH One Year, in advance $3.00 Upper Des Moines and Kossuth County Advance in combination, one year $5.00 No subscription less thaij C months. ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per inch 42c OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEJVSPAPER Editorial J. W. Haggard Military Leaders Admired We have always been a great admirer of General Douglas MacArthur as a model man in private life as well as one of the greatest generals in history, and we note that many others agree with us in our estimate. A recent Gallup poll of the entire country, places Gen. 'MacArthur first in the admiration of the nation. The question asked was: "What person living today in any part of the world do you most admire?" The Des Moines Register published the pictures of the ten persons leading. Gen. MacArthur, was followed by Gen. Eisenhower, with President Truman the third in popularity. Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, the only woman included in the first ten, was fourth in line, and Winston Churchill of England was fifth. Ex-president Hoover, who is ccmmonly supposed to -be unpopular, was sixth in the popular admiration and was just a jump ahead of our own Henry Wallace who took seventh place who was followed by Gov. Dewey of New York in eighth position. Then came the former governor of Minnesota, Stassen, and last of the leading ten, Secretary of State Jim Byrnes. It will be noted that military men are most admired, and next to them comes President Truman. Statesmen seem to be highly admired, also. There are no preachers in the leading names. Over 400 names were mentioned and no radio or screen stars lead the list. However the Catholic Pope was the llth name in the admiration group and directly following the pope came Cordell Hull, former secretary of state, Sen. Vandenberg, Bernard Baruch, presidential adviser, Gen. Wain- •wright, hero of the Philippines, WalterWinchell, columnist, Edward Stettinius former secretary of state,,.Henry Ford, Joe Stalin and Florelle La- Guardia, prseent director of UNNRRA. Others mentioned farther down the list were Queen Eli- Jwbeth of England, Jas. Farley, Sen. Tom Connally, Clure Luce Booth, Chester Bowles, Gen. Marshall, Sen. Harry F. Byrd. (Farther on down the list came Bing Crosby, Van Johnson, Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, Joe E. Brown, Drew Pearson, Walter Lippman, H. V. Kaltenborn, Col. Robt. McCormick, Madam Chaing Kai-shek. Are The Congressmen That Bad? When the Louisiana leader of the so-called "America First" party, Gerald L. K. Smith, arrived in Iowa, he startled a good many of us by announcing that he had arrived to renew old contacts and to lend the party support ot four Iowa Congressmen who are this year seeking re-election. Not mentioned as one Smith is supporting, was Congressman Dolliver from our own district, wluch is alt to Mr. Dolliver's credit. In view of what Smith stands for, which is in general a national intolerance and coinplete isolationism in world affairs, the four Iowa congressmen may not be flattered. If, as Smith says, their voting records are such that -they deserve his sup"? port, then there isn't too much in a complimentary way to be said for their voting records. The same element that Smith represents (and he says there are 3 million active members) did everything in the book before Pearl Harbor to render the nation absolutely helpless to defend itself. Today the "America First" group is hammering away, at the same old themes—racial intolerance, religious intolerance, preventing loans to other nations flattened by war, opposition to U. S. participation • or leadership in a world organization of nations, and a few other things that if successful will do anything-but bring peace to the nation and the world. When Smith refers to the American Veterans Committee as "cammunistic" anq! any other group opposing him as being "Reds", he is following the typical line of all rabble-rousers. Smith is an un- American as they come, and the type of individual for whom it would be a pleasure to write an obituary. —R. B. W. Miles Has Something There When Frank Miles told a Spencer audience, last week, that he favored a repeal of .the state sales tax on food, medicines, and clothing on the basis that it was not necessary to go on increasing the surplus in the state treasury, he was talking in a line that all voters can understand. As Miles pointed out, the revenue sources of the state have been producing funds greater than ever -before. The war years, due to increased incomes and war production, boosted -the- state's income to a staggering sum. Whije the £osts of th£ federal government were incre^ed tremendously by the war burden, thjs state jig ji unit h^4 no increased cost of any consequence. But Jhe "take" from state tax sources rolled on. When a state treasury surplus occurs, over and above a reserve that is only good Business to have, there is no reason -for continuing a tax load on the shoulders of the -general public. Miles knows this, and frankly gays #». If he should 'be electe4 governor, this fall, he might have trouble carrying through a tax reduction program in a legislature which will pmbjbly fa predominately republican. But the jjempcratfc candidate for governor fca$ ina^ 5 fla$ *t^ment of intention on hjs paft. and it .spends good to the Gar. We're inclined to think that his Spencer speech was in keepirc, 1 with his campaign slogan, "Miles Ahead." —R- B- W. Welcome To The Centennial Algona expects to play host, Wednesday, and Thursday, to many hundreds of visitors. The community, after four years Of war, is entitled to a -good celebration, and- between, the American Legion and Chamber of Commercey-.it Is hoped the Centennial Days, about to opejy will provide an outlet of fun and en'tertainfent denied for a' long time. The program is not going to be one to wear yqti out. It js designed to provide a choice of entertainment, and most everything on the calendar is offered without charge. The daily parade of old-time cars, sandwiched in with bands and other features, will give young and old something to talk about for a long time. The Old Settler's Picnic will provide ti chance for the pioneers to gather locally for the first'lime in several years. A free act program is to be presented each afternoon and evening; all you have! to do is squeeze in close ^enough to see and enjoy it. A large carnival of rides and shows will be on the streets in the business section—a celebration without a carnival is like 'bread without butter. The U. S. Navy is co-operating by sending in n large exhibit of Navy equipment, some of it heretofore secret. There will be baseball games, also. There will be no political speeches. It's a good time to load up the family and cc/me to town for a lot of fun. And it's a chance for a little vacation, well earned. Welcome —T?. BrW. ALCSO^A IOWA • No Control Means Price Rise There is no use kidding ourselves. Removal ol 'all price controls by killing of the OPA is certainly going to result in higher prices all along the line. It js true that the majority of -business men, in retail business, will not -be apt to change the prices of merchandise now on their shelves. They will "hold the line" wherever they can. But it is an open secret that manufacturers and wholesalers have 'been filling warhouses with as much merchandise as they can withhold from the market. They knew full well OPA was going to have a tough time surviving; in fact they did all they could tp kill it off. When this stored-up' merchandise moves to retail stores, it will come with a higher price tag. There is one white hope, and that is the straw that in a few months time the forces of natural competition will help to keep 'prices somewhere near their present level. Talk of a buyers' strike sounds a little fantastic, and is not likely. The purchaser of commodities is not a member of any union or lodge over which a whip can be cracked to keep him away from the stores. Furthermore, past scarcity of many items makes the demand one of necessity on the part of the buyer. Congress is belatedly trying to hash something up, but if its past speed is any indication the entire matter will be in the hands of economic forces jt can no longer control by the time the congressional mind is determined. —R. B. W. S HELP BY MtltOttftS, POPULAR ' , ntyfa, 7 ., WON CHAMPIONSHIP THKYMl? POKTHE WEf\Tltt& 5Z CAKES ." -v- ' ' ./'•"•;•* •'•M/Yf :^p:'^f^^ ,L Reader Comment THE TOWNSEND PLAN. The Upper Des 'Moines for the past year has published paid advertising written by Mrs. A. M. Anderson, well known and respected Algona lady, telling of the benefits of the "Townsend Plan" for the benefit of the older folks, instead of the old age assistance plans we now have in forc.e. .Mrs. Anderson and the many Townend followers in'Al- gona have been cheered "lately By the Tact' ~T.IiaT their bill before congress is receiving more recog- notiop by our lawmakers. Mrs. Anderson always writes interestingly and we are printing a letter from her below, received at this office last week. ill :<l ft I> Upper Des Moines, Dear Sirs: In reading the editorial page of the June 25th Upper Des Moines, I noticed an article taken from the Northwood Anchor, titled, "People expect government support from the cradle to the grove." First of all; who is the government if not the people themselves? Remember, when the federal government pays out anything, the people themselves are the ones -who are actually financing the bill. The real trouble lies in the fact that all lh,e people are paying these bills in one way".or the other; but only a small majority receive any direct benefits as far as life security is concerned. Everyone keeps pegging away and paying taxes for the upkeep of our government. For some that's about all they get for their money. In the end a lot of these same people as they grow older and • cannot work anymore are forced to be- conie a pauper to receive the old age assistance. What we need in our country is an over-all IJational insurance Plan, financed by all the people and benefiting all the .people. We need to discard a vast amount of our old laws and create new ones to lie in with the progress of our nation. '*' The Townsend Plan would be the Ideal national insurance; as it has been discussed in the ways and means committee and left a very favorable impression on everyone at this hearing. When this bill becomes a law it will give real, honest to goodness security to all United citizens against all hazards of life. We are now celebrating the Iowa Centennial in honor of our great pioneers who built up this great state of ours. There are millions of pioneers over the nation. They all deserve the best, They built up this nation toward the betterment of all thinys. That's real pioneer spirit. Active Townsend members are pioneers in their field of getting something done for the betterment of this nation. The people are -willing to finance their own seccrity when and if they are guaranteed that security. This will be done under the Townsend Plan. H. R. 2229 in the House of Representatives and H. R. 2230 in the Senate. Sincerely, Mrs. A. M. Andersen. ABOUT CAFES. •To the Editor: July 4th"was a hard day for those that had to depend on the cafes of Algona for their meals, especially breakfast. Not a cafe open in a town of better than 5000 people: something to be proud of. I was one of many that paraded the streets for a place to eat and had to take off to the counr try, at fy own invitation, and combined breakfast and dinner. By their choice cafe owners depend on the public for their success or failure; they will give service six days a week to their reeular patrons: the seventh day look elsewhere. This same condition existed through the war years, except that the Silver Gray cafe always kept open °n Sundays so, that there was -a"place to eat. Mr. RQhdnult also had difficulty getting provisions «md halp but h> managed some way. I feel that the Chamber of Commerce, who are the governing _ ,., _ , ..,,„,. body, should hav* given him honorable mention *>» - vur . . . W. E. Morrison's ora- >__ l.i_ .r 1,." ; i * finn U.+ Uo ntvpr\t f li*i«4 j^vin t*m 4l*n FROM THE UPPER DES MOINES, July 13, 1892: Do you remember when: General J. B. Weaver-had been nominated for the presidenpy .on the Peoples Party ticket at Omaha on the first ballot -..-..'. Gen John Bidwell of California -had celebrated his converston.,to: 'prohibition by tearing up his..grapevines, and had thereupon;.been nominated for the presidency; on the Prohibition Party iticket., , . President Harjjspn jpm of s^yer coina-ee on his hands, and the house was demb- cratic, the • senate republican, which didn't smooth thingsrout. Editor Harvey Inghamj foresaw troubled tim.es \^ ^jf Sit ft '«' Marcellus Taylor, born in 1821, and a pioneer of Wesley, had died. He came to Kossuth county in 1871. 0 O « Joseph Moore of Fenton had sold his farm to a Mr. Stein of Waterloo, the price being $35 an acre. And Addie Moore sold her 80 to the same party for $15 per acre. . '!: & >!i J. W. Hinchon, editor of The Algona Courier, was being mentioned as a candidate for Congress to run against Congressman Dolliver. « iii » "WAR NOW IMPOSSIBLE' says a- headline. The' implements of defense n°w mad? forbid even a slight indulgence .in war, says the story, which goes on for nearly two columns explaining what terrible things' have been devised such as srnokeless powder. "There will be;few survivors of future battlefields," -the article predicts. :;, is if » •"•'.! Mark Sands writes, a letter from Grand Rapids, .Miiii., to tel the editor that he resents two ar- tjicles in the paper which* he considers derogatory to>tiia. fathei and family, ,i '*•. A '* ,<, -»-V. You could jp to hardware and 'set a barrel of carpet lacks for five; Cents, * * * •£»•' Hogs are bringing $5 and $5.50 in Algona now. * o a A telegram from Bert Edmonds, who entered the bicycle races in Marshalltown says he has "won everything in sight." He won a typewriter, bicycle and gold watch. * a * Ex-Supervisor Alcp'rn of Seneca was mourning the death of his five-year-old son, a result of measles E. P. Keith reported corn knee high on the Fourth. Geo. Noble and his father were back from Ledyard, where they had been turning up sod all spring . . . Geo. E. Clark reports that a new railroad across the country will make an overhead crossing south of Ledyard, leaving Ledyard with the only Northwestern station in that section. John Haines has four acres of corn waist high . . . Elder Black baptised 17 converts at Whittemore . . . marriage licenses were issued to Christ. Streit and Ann Rabe, to Frank Franzen and Lattie and W. W. Evans and. Alice Pai'Ullr W V. Mnrr-ifeVin'e nva_ tion at Bancroft had .drawn the crowd ever to assemble for the service he gave. I do not wan,t to insinuate that all cafes should .. . keep ocftn on holidays a.n4 Sundays; howeyer, the there—272 tickets were sold in public has ? rjgfrt to expect one to keep open all* A1 £° na . and the loc ? 1 f unn *rs day; the cafes' should have an" arrangement to thai copped most of the prizes, Staley effect and th* Chamber of Commerce should see taking the 100-yard dash, Corey to it that such an arrangefent is carried out on the horse race, and Dalton the holidays for the public.—Ed-w. Capesius. .bicyle race. WITH THE ADVERTISERS: „. The Kossuth County Bank had W. H. Ingham as president, J. B. Jones as vice president, and Lewis^ H. Smith as cashier . . . The First. National Bank was headed by Ambrose A. Call, president; D. H. Hutchlns, vice president; Gen Wm. K. Fergnson, cashier ... A. •D. Cl.arkg.was president of the Algona State Bank, C. C. Chubb was vice president, and Chas. C. St. Clair"wa's'cashier. i ' * 8 * R. M. Richmond was president of. the FaWners' and Traders' Savings Bamk rr at - Bancroft, and S. T. "Meservey was . president , of the. (ate 'Bank';of Bancroft. "All the 1 anks except the latter were capitalized,-,at $50,000. The State liank of Bancroft was capitalized t $100,000.,. - ., .* » * George^L. Galbrailh had some ne new fans, laces and dress •imming ..; . . S. S. Sessions was itercsted in making farm loans . . also H. Hoxie . . . Jones & Sjmith were doing abstract -work, and so were Hay and Rice . . . J. f. Wilson had some good flour at "il.lO. ! < '.< 6 * S The trotting stallion of J. ! A., Peter and Frank Winkel , could be procured for stud ; purposes for a fee of $25. ' 4 $ $ j Jas. A. Orr was the man to ?now if you were in the market for painting, paper hanging, kal- s'pmining, etc. .. J. R. Laird had a fine, new funeral hearse, for use at reasonable .prjces; he -also handled furniture . . . competition in the same .field was offered toy -Louis Lessing. ; * * * , J. M. Farley at Whitiemore h,ad 25,000 -Ibs. of binding twine and was lookjng for buyers . . . George E. Marble of Burt was offering 100 nice presents to the first 100 ladies who came into his new store, just opening . . . The Milwaukee road had an excursion to Manhattan Beach, Oko- b'oji, for $2.95, round trip. * » * ' If you had aches, pains, were fat, bilious, needed a nerve tonic, had trouble get-ting to sleep, dreaded skin or blood diseases, h,ad piles, catarrh, or needed a .tonic, three columns of ads told you what to do ... Lydia Pink- h'am was represented, and Doc Mills had something for $1,50 ,per bottle to make childbirth easy. 4 * /» . George E. Clarke, W, B. Quarton, Danson Brothers, S. S. Sesr sions were attorneys at law . . . fc. K. Garfield, H. C. McCoy, W. " H. Morse, J. M. Pride, G, T. West, J. E. Hill, T. J. Felling and Geo. J. Holtfoersted were physi-. cians and surgeons, « * * D. A. Haggard was available for crying city and farm properly sales, making col- Jecfions, etc. * * V The fifth annual meejing of ;he Kossuth County Mutual had been held, and J. E. Blackford Atfjas named president, E. Black- fprd, secretary; Ph. Dorweiler, Wm. Radig, Wm. Klein, E. W. Donovan, C. C. Chutob, H. C. Parsons, A. L. Beltori, E. McWhorter, S. E. Chambers, Robt. Lane, Q. Byson, J. A. Simpson, M. Weisbrod, B. F. Taylor, James Stewart, G. Benschoter, A. Stu- 4er, M. Seefeld, J. jEf. BeWston were named directors. The com- iny had $12.97 cash on hand )d had. paid $790.50 fire losses the past year. * * * Last Line—Ob |be 90Qd old days! C f * . Has Wesley:' The C. 0. .'§ h>$ its regular moetjpg •Wed With Mr? Vtofe bvening vice regent presiding in the ah sence oi the 'Grand ftegent, Mrs. Erma Kunz. Following the business in« &06 was. played, with MH r~ r*v r S*T~' Ffi *» • * ^ u .-^jfc..^.j.. Jt , ,1 j, n??", •* Ne>* Ya^satei p<*$'~' Paul C. Hutchlns, son o/E $fA arid Mfs. H. D. Hutchms of Al* gona, has just been named York sales divisloft oil ' yaCfolk Wis., ah- t|hdiUon* systes, Paul the ic TrBftfe vu.y>iUB<-urunc at 41tODhft,'Ffl» ' '' Our Pledge .. j - • . * .''•..-..•;,-.' .^^^^ ' ,'• j < " BOTSFORD'S WILL 'HOLD THE LINE ON PRICES During the 5Vij(r;ai)(l pflci* tlio ivnr, 'though jn- ornblft opporf unites .for; raiding- prlcc!3 were of^ fcred, the Botsfor|L: Dumber Co. .-Jield to <;the line ', on prices* It Is oijr pledge ijow that tho same policy, of keeping prices dpwiT'ivill lie followed at, Botsffliiril.'s. ' ' ' ' '" With the gr|>at demand for lumber and building materials that Is present .now, this pledge js jmorc important to you than ever. The Botsfprd Lumber Co. .has ne,ver sought to soli nt inflationary prjces — nnd we wjll do nlllii our p>)wer fo keep faith wftlj our customers Jn the future iis we have in the past. ~~ Buy With Confidence at •ALfiONA, IOWA ~J»I POOL 4 " \ ,-f '•,i''.- Upper Pes Moines Want-Ads tying ttnitiediate Results f t ( \ i CONOCO MOTOR Oil QI|.-PLATf 5 YOUR INGINE Thoge you can get with an OIL-PLATED fngine Breathes there an American wly? isn't,checking on cars? • Chief qubstion is, ''Wljprt different for '46?" An Oi|,-PtATBR engto? Brings you $his ^we^iffereijce: it will escape Jots O f • carbon 'and sludge J>y esjpasipg IpU *f 'w« a r- That special type of weaj-defenaera-intsrnel CUL-p^yiNj^wy} Jjkewisp • • j favor ypyr oij «m4 gjuojine wile age. •' You can hgve an OitrP^ATpD engine iq; any ,par—in the newest or oldesfcr just simply by making sure to v*8 Gonpco N'/ 1 motor oil; that's all, The difference in Conoco' If M oij^-patenti %re4ient that 0«..PwkTE9 4 This, ia done in manner—by msjfin| mftfllf attract and hold, lubricant, that's what puts inner en$n$ suffers under cover of Q«,- PurtNO. It sjungs, jp }$f«j/s wayj acjj to prolong that new car feeling. • • , And it will sot to prolong any older par's ' to Conoco station. Continen|a) Oil gpm^any / Knecht's Conpco Service g « m* ifik.
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