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PAGE TWO_ fUgmta tipper Jicg 1 9 North Dodge Street— Phones 16-17 J. W. HAGGARD & R. B. WALLER, Publishers Entered as Second Clnss Matter at the Postoffice at Algonn, Iowa, under act of Congress of March 3, 1870. Issued Weekly. NATIONAL €DITORIAU. The Reactionaries Are Passing Out .AtGONA UPPER DBS ftptNES, ALGONA IOWA " • -*• •• * -• -*-«•*••«« -••-* **-••-i' -*• •* - * ft 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 KOSSUTII One Year, in advance $3.00 Upper Des Moines and Kossulh County Advance in combination, one year $!5.00 No subscription less than C months. ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per inch 42c OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER Two of the great reactionaries of the U. S. Senate arc on the way out of their jobs. And strangely enough, both were, in their earlier days, leaders of what was then considered ' "radical" points of view. Senator Henrik Shipstead of Minnesota has been defeated for the republican nomination in Minnesota; Burton K. Wheeler has been likewise defeated in Montana for the democratic nomina- •tion. Both. In the past few years, have developed strong isolationist points of view and in pre-war days were voting against everything that could be stamped as war.preparedness, and since then have been solidly against any kind of U. S. participation in world affairs, or U. S. support or aid to other nations in a post-war period. While they were once liberals, or radicals, depending on your point of view, they were generally regarded as reactionary in view of today's thinking. c $ ••.• The vote seems to indicate one thing. Both the republican and democratic parties have large blocs of common folks, holding the balance of power, who still are voting, and seem to realize that the U. S. is a part of itho world, and cannot escape that fact. And they want their senators 1o have a viewpoint enabling thorn to see a little farther than the ends of their own noses. R. 13. W. While Chris HeegV In recen months has been qijganizing th< Coffee tUilpers up ihlhl'.OGheye! dan territory, his promotion oi the coffee industry hereabouts lisa left a permanent dent, ever in mid-sunimer ','. . Henry Becker is a good coffee gulper and aU most caught uS> off balance the other day by offqring to match Editorial By J. W. Haggard Senators Barred From Sight Of Bare Legs Of course, all of the girls with good-looking legs, and most of them arc rather attractive, take advantage of the summer season to Show off their beautiful' extremities. However, the other day when a large number of young girls and some who were not so young appeared in the galleries of the United States Senate, showing about all they had, the senate sergeant-at-arms requested them to retire long enough to put on suitable clothing. The rule hereafter is to -be no shorts and the beautiful les must be covered, or at least, partially. The dignified senators cannot risk their dignity by being forced to wear blinders. Tough luck for tho girls, with the thermometer iflirting with one hundred clegrcps. The Des Moines Register considered the matter of enqugr importance to demand a "quiz" in its "What Do You Think?" column and five of the six people quizzed, four males and two females, thought it entirely out of place for women to appear in the senate gallery, wearing shorts. One man, a Mr. M. M. Stark of Webster City, sixty- lour years old, and a retired farmer seemed to think that the barelegged girls were about on a par with the senate members themselves: He ssacl: "It is my opinion that the dignity of the senate today is far below the dignity of women wearing shorts in the gallery." We hope not that bad, Mr. Stark. Atomic Bomb Test Inconclusive '''"•,-.••.i •'. v The scienists are still investigating the alortr bomb destruction at Bikini, when its terrible force was turned loose on seventy-four ships last week. Fourteen crafts of different size and tonnage were sunk. Only one battleship was sunk and that was a captured Japanese ship. All of the ships were more or less damaged but Admiral Blandy, in charge of the experiment, says that all of the dam. aged ships can be repaired in from two to nine months. Goats placed on some of the ships were lound to be calmly eating hay after the blast. It is said however, that had the entire fleet been fully manned by operating crews, they would have been totally helpless, that is those who remained alive, on account of the fumes from the bomb. It is said that about ninety per cent of the animals placed on the ships survived but some of them are sick and may die later. The main target, the U. S. battleship Nevada, not materially damaged otherwise, had her boilers spirt from stem to gudgeon as did several other of the major ships, but all can be., repaired and be ready for action in a few months. Many people think the bomb test not very conclusive in helping to determine the value qf battleship construction 'for the next war, if any. However, insofar as wo are concerned it proved to us that we do not care to meet up with any wandering atomic bomb and hope that we are not at home should Algona bo bombed. The bomb dropped last week was from an altitude of 20.00Q foot. In a few weeks it is announced that a bomb will be dropped on ships at the same vicinity to be exploded under water. It is expected that the under water bomb will prove much more destructive. A Platform Of Action Slate Democrats, convening in Des Moines last week, adjourned a Tier the usual meetings, but left behind them something more than a lot of wind. The state democratic platform of 14 points contains a promise of action in several directions worth thinking over. Sales Tax—The platform calls for a repeal of the state sales tax on food, clothing and medicine. These three items, which certainly are.the necessities of life, if eliminated from tho sales tax setup o: today, would result in a substantial saving to every family in Iowa. Tt would also save grocers, clothiers and drug stores considerable extra bookkeeping. Voliiiff Aq;c—The Democrats ask that the legal age for voting be reduced from 21 to IB years. So long as men of 18 are oldenough to fight, they are old enough to vote. And docs anyone challenge the statement that a young lady of. 1!! isn't grown up? Delinquency—The platform asks punishment for parents of delinquent children, where' it is found that the delinquency is caused by sheer neglect. There is hardly a case of juvenile delinquency in Kossuth county where it isn't found that the parents themselves are definite (and uncon- conscious of il) accessories lo tho delinquency. State Institutions—Expansion of facilities and improvement, of personnel are advocated. Liquor—The Democrats ask that a study be made of existing conditions with a view to revision of state liquor laws, in an effort to do away with illegal sale of liquor and bootlegging from outside states, which is now going on merrily. Schools—State aid up to 25 percent of local school costs. ... , .Tfi eye, a r.e,, other pp.ints;.th.9.:ab_qye.ar.e the most ""'""'fhe' for the checks fortunately, just before matching, we notetj Henry also had enjoyed a piece of pie, which gave him decided odds and cancelled the match. * * 0 Everett Anderson kept a straight face when he told the boys about catching so many bullheads at his favorite fishing rendezvous that he had to put a. plug on the line to stop them irom biting. * t! « STATE OF THE NATION! In Des Moines, recently, the/police force took one of the capital city's noted tavern operators down to the station and presented him with a gold replica of a detective's badge . . . his tavern used to be one •ft'here the boys stopped in for a highball or straight shot, regardless of state law. * * *• J ' IJ.M Day's Hard Luck Story —. Thq man who spent considerbale time curing halitosis only to discover that his friends didn't like him anyway (Mason City Globe-Gazette). * o * President Truman, at 62, probably realizes that the first 61 years are the easiest. One of our scouts reports tha: he knows a fellow who has six liquor books, each one from i different state store. •'.' ff ff While you hear occasional comments, in small gatherings of ex-service'men, regarding a few who somehow seemed to miss being drafted, as a general rule the eligiblcs who didn't go sel* dom get panned . . . around here, yiifi. i•*.;...i./ _ Jemocfats are making ari aclive'bid for votes in Iowa, with a definite program of ideas as to what they would like lo do. if given state control. The platform sounds good; even a Democratic governor, however, without a majority from his own party in the state legislature, would find it hard to get all of the measures approved. Now the ball is passed to the Republicans, who will have a chance at their state convention, lu view with alarm and point with pride, as they convene Friday. R. B. W. that is ... but in one town some 75 miles or so from Algona, a banker's son went into a civilian; job at an army base, but every] time he returned home he wore: an army uniform the local citizenry recently got hep to the: whole doings, and the banker is; no longer a resident of that community. • •••••• , * fj * - , of /The«, Register, • :'. _' '-• ** i»J\^. .*' • • .' 5 "The world may be proud—but right now it has a flat stomach."—Catskill (N. Y.) Enterprise. "Saw a headline the other day: 'What We Owe Our Children.' Lorcly. man, why stop there. Start figuring what we owe our grea't-grandchil- dren."—The Commercial, Lecsburg, Fla. ( "A composer wants the coiling removed from the high notes of the National Anthem. By all means they should be removed, or else tho singer who tries to reach them should be removed."—The PHlsburg (Texas) Gazette. "We reckon tho only reason tho government iographer, up in the'se parts. Mr. Yates is an individualist, not only with a camera'/but in many ways, and about as fine an emissary of good will as a newspaper could have on -is staff. "'" a * * Fred Timm wonders what the other.guy lopks like ... he discovered a fairly substantial telephone pole snapped off over in i u ic Sexton vicinity and evidence of someone having left the road and having quite a time before they got back on it again. No accident was reported, and local garages had no cars in for repairs that showed evidence of battling a telephqne.pple''!; 1 . . but Fred still wonders what, the other guy still looks like. w.,-> Lawrence Misbach brought back some sage observation from life in the U. S. Army to the effect that some of the boys in the army never heard of the poker turtle was captured, placed in a tub, provided With Water ' and crackers, and became subject to considerable study and appraisal . . . until It dawned on. one small boy that maybe the turtle's Mama and Papa were missing him ... so the turtle was packed into a pail, convoyed to the brink of the Des Moihes river (east fork, that is), and deposited In its waters with due ceremony. And now we hope, the turtle, and his Mama and his Papa are all happy. We know WE are. * »' * Jack Johnston is subject to some peculiar experience in his J. P. court, but the other night he had one at homo, ,-ifid in bed. Jack dreamed that he was in a field and a'big bull took out after him. To escape this alarming creature. Jack had to make a dive under a fence. When he woke up he was nursing a bruised arm, on the bedroom floor. , * * * Beecher Lane is doing a lot of redecorating, etc., around his louse (and Mrs. Lane isn't exactly idle around the place). In lis pride of handiwork he showed us the room of his daughter, 31oria . . . but the story isn't in Seecher's art with wallpaper, it s in the quite complete collec- ion of Van Johnson portrait's which cover'one wall of Gloria's room. ' ' • * * * Before we forget it, folks, we call attention to the Hurt cele- bpation, dated July 26-27, and the Fenton Festival, August 1 and 2. Veterans' groups are sponsoring these events. Give them a hand; .get there if you canl 4 * * D. S. Huichinson, who is a congenial enough fellow"in ordinary contact (and we presume he isn't too rough while on the job), pretty well known to most of the Meeting Of Circle Portland: The Presbyterian church, xJircel D, met with Mrs, Ray McWhorter, Wednesday af-. lernoon, July 17. Wore than $6 was turned in for articles sold. "those who were not present \yill have an opportunity to take anil buy at the next meeting. Guests wei'e Mrs. V. A. Smith, Milwaukee; Mrs. A.' L. Rasmus sen and Erma Baars, Assistant hostess was Mrs. Grapt Fairbanks; Hurt, Ertieriain Relatives Mr. and M'rs. Charles Scott have been entertaining relatives 'and friends 'the past week." Sunday' guests Were the Louis Scotts, weekend guests was the niater- nal grandfather Anton Anflrea- son Ledyard. A 7 o'clock dinner Tuesday honored a Chicago lawV yer. Wm. Bain, and Mrs. Christopher McWhorter,, Algona. Mr. Bain is now making his home in Connecticut. Wednesday 7 o'clock dinner guests at Scott's were the Frank Bahling and Loyola O'Brien families. BUY your printed or engraved wedding invitations and announcements at the Algona Upper Des Moines. 34tl IHIPTH / f I - ""^'t ^' ^^7"^~TT r «T 7, ^ "";?T f < - ' ^ '" ^i ,T.*,~l .. . >~j.4.i. Jj..1"jL_ 1 , JJT.,,- . - ^ ' * * ' Phone 520-W For Prompt S**Ytce ^tt BOTTLED - . • . • ^W ^W^fn 20 Years Expedience—No fttid Tape- Dependable Delivery-^?! $\\6$$ tfy , and We'H Do (I|e*est. ' / Bjustrom's Furniture Co. w Established 1925 Algona, Iowa , \, . i ' • / he drives cars with in well Hutch folks in' this area one of those black "IOWA HIGHWAY PA~TROL" gold on the side says the patrol is now stopping whenever they spot a pedestrian walking with, instead of against traffic on state highways, and giving him a little pamphlet doesn't ration nylons is because in order to ration rules employed in local circles something there must be something lo ration."— • • • of The Elkin (N. C.) Tribune. "Mr. Stalin is often pictured smoking a pipe. What his former allies would like to see him smoking is the pipe of peace." — The Ayden (N. C.) Dispatch. Savings Suffer from Deflation Mason City Globe-Gazette It is, of course, highly desirable that those who wish to purchase farms or build homes may be ;ible to borrow money at low interest rales. It should be kept in mind, however, that just what that rate should be must depend to a certain extent on conditions existing at the time the loans are made. Another factor in the situation is that tho rate .fixed by the government has a controlling effect on he rates for all loans, by whatever agency, in the same field. Whatever money the government, itself, lends is borrowed capital on which it is paying millions ol dollars in interest annually and that the money lo pay this interest is raised by taxation. Everyone admires those elderly people who through thrift, careful management and self-deprivation, have saved some little capital so that they might live comfortably through their declining yeatrs. There are others—widows and de- pendant children, who have been left small estates. Some of these have such money as they own invested in annuities. Others have theirs in savings and loan associations, in savings banks oi 1 real (.-.state loans. From these savings their only income is receive;!. A few years ago the income from the same capital was '2 or 3 times what it now is. People thus situated'have seen the prices of everything except money rising, zooming, soaring labor, fuel, freiyho rates, food, apparel, building materials all going up, up, up 'While their incomes have declined until they will buy only a half or a third of what they would formerly purchase. A continuation of this situation means that they must sacrifice a part and perhaps eventually all of their principal- In the end they may even have to be placed on the relief. Again we're impressed by the fact that there are 2 sides to almost every question and that is the soluvon of one problem we often create another almost as great as the pne solved. course Lawrence, who is the new veterans' adviser here, may have some other sage observations, too, but this one, is' the only one he's confided in us to date. * * o Family Circle: How' ifhappen- ed, must be left to conjecture, but last week a medium-sized turtle came strolling across our front lawn. How this turtle came to be meandering around a neighborhood a half mile or more from the river, the small fry couldn't imagine . . . neither could your reporter •#'. . but the "A CITY STORE WITH COUNTRY PRICES I IMC MAIM* SON ti Across from the Court House 8th ANNUAL Qovernor'* CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION at Clear Lake, Iowa which shows why highway walkers should walk facing' the traf- f : c, gather than with it. To put it simply, your chances of staying alivp are better. + * * i Some vacations can really pring : yp,u the, peace, yeJtaxation and quiet you seek . . . ta"ke the case of Mr, and Mrs. Al Amunson who recently'vacationed up along the north shore, above Du- uth . .-. they went into the lodge ^or dinner one day and found the other folks pretty dressed up . . Mr. and Mrs. Al didn't get t—until suddenly they discovered it was the Fourth of July! * ' * * J Our. sympathy went out to one of the guests at a recent 'local party. He/arrived in a spic and span summer suit, but other male guests soon shed their coats at the invitation of the hostess . . . tf>is guest, however, had worn suspenders and forgotten to wear a b'elt ... the temperature iinaly overcame his prejudice so ,he shed coat and, suspenders, and said a brief prayer. * » * "It's a buy!-with an OIL-PLATED engine! Famous Last Line- Hold The Price Line! -We'll prairie Neighbors Wesley: The Prairie Neighbors Home Prgjeti't was held at' the Rqrnan Wilhelrni hqme Tuesday. Th,e. }e.ssqn on "Stenciling Garments" was given by the leader Mrs. August Studer. A^gj CONOCO MOTOR Oil OIL-PLATES YOUR ENGINE You i#ant an eyeful qf J946 style.' . . . And you're in many an earful on chassis features. . .. . flH; can have an Gij. r £tATiip engine— a • Just say because you plus fat qn wea OIL-ELATING is for. H In any make of new car- yoyf p ( 14 car—Qit-Pt^TfiNQ ^^ tipn tq inner engine surfaces. Thatl n fastened durably—acros^ tfce pajtfi pf i Cpnqcql^^ oil'smagnetrlilfe a'ctjqn. This i~_ t° P%P tAT ?- W d , P r °teft cornea from the adck - iCpnoco N** jngf edient. If will a[d,3 tp the safety 'of your new car investment-. i . I^will add to yqur ye$era:r}car's, chances I.., Ariatfoe"costit gdds is a few cpntsj Get lEonocq'N^ oil—from Your Gonoco Mileage ^ferchan^. 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