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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, July 30, 1946
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PAGE TWO. tijjpet 9 North Dodge Street— Phones ; 16*17 J. W. HAGGARD & R. B. WALLER, Publishers Entered ns Second Class 'Matter v at the Postoffice at Algonn, Iowa, under act of Congress of March 3, 1879. Issued Weekly. NATIONAL €D)TORIAL~ ,,.r ^ ASSOCIATION 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 7c SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year, in advance •. $3.00 Upper Des Moines and Kossuth County Advance in combination, one year $5.00 No subscription less than 6 months. ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per inch 42c OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER Editorial By J. W. Haggard Frank Miles Makes Popular Suggestion Some folks seem to think ithat piling up millions of dollars in the state treasury so that the particular party in power may claim great credit is a feather in the cap of the political party having charge of the state finances. The Iowa republi- cans'now for some years have been accumulating huge sums in the state (treasury until money is fslrly oozing from every crack in the big treasury snfe, and republican campaign orators have always pointed with pride to the plethoric condition of the big jackpot. Now, even some of the republicans themselves have acknowledged that such a large sum in the sti-ong box of the state is not so good. In fact it is thought it is more of a temptation to the spenders of the legislaure to appropriate big fiums for more or less foolish projects urged by selfish interests for their own benefit. We fully agree with this ourselves and have long favored a complete wiping out of the state sales tax as well as the last half of the stale income tax. It seems that the ordinary man elected to the state legislature cannot resist the temptation to spend the accumulated taxpayers money v.'ilh a lavish hand, perhaps never having had loo much money of his own to spend. Of course the slate treasury should be amply provided with sufficient funds to carry on the business of the state and the many state insitulions. but a huge accumulation in the state treasury is lo be avoided. Frank Miles Ihe democratic candidate for governor is making a decided "hit" by advocating reduced taxes and a leaner treasury. The idea is proving popular with taxpayers of -both parties. . Roosevelt and Lewis The Washington columnists have lately circulated a story that is at least diverting in these days v.-hen most of our time seems do be spent in discussing the next war, which is supposed to be fomenting between Russia and Uncle Sam, and cussing the food prices which are already so high that (he union labor boys are again about to strike for even higher wages than they arc now getting. The story the Washington newsmen are now sending out is that the break between the labor racketeer, John L. Lewis and the late President Roosevelt came when in the 1940 campaign the labor boss called upon the president and demanded the nomination for vice president on the ticket with Roosevelt. John L. had just made a contribution of a half million dollars to the Roosevelt campaign fund and was generally crediled with being able lo tell Roosevell how lo run the government, but it seems according to this story, that Roosevelt could not stand for John's evident in- Ic-nlion lo move into the White House and refused to stand for the labor boss in his political ambitions. This infuriated Lewis and he went out of the W-hite House and slammed Ihe door awfully hard. Lewis made straight for the campaign headquarters of Wendell Willlde and offered his services to help in defeating Roosevelt. Willkie, when he accepted the support of Lewis, lost the support of many of us who had intended to vote for Willkie refused .to line up with a candidate who would bargain with the labor leader for his support, and voted for Roosevelt. In the opinion at least of Ihis writer Roosevelt's refusal to submit to Lewis had much to do with his election for a third term and Willkie's defeat. Sometimes the voters show real inlelligence in spite of all, but there are still a number votins; democrat or republican because their fathers fifty years ago were supposed to belong to thai particular party. Well, anyway, this Lewis story, if true, fused lo be a party to turning the government over is much to the credit of the late president if he re- lo the racketeers, although he had been lending encouragement to them for years. It is said lhal John L. carried his haired of Ihe president lo the grave. 'What a world. What a world. Land Selling for $250 an Acre Some people might call land sales inflationary at present but so 1'ar the rise in land is justified so far and will usually produce revenue to war- runt the raise in price. The other day a 320-acre farm near Thor in Humboldt county sold for $81,000 to J. W. Graham, of Des Moines. This is about §253 per acre. The land in the Thor neighborhood is rated the best corn land in the state of Iowa, find if the farm had u good set of improvements the price war warranted. In the inflated prices following the first war this farm would have sold for perhaps $450 per acre, as did several Kossuth county farms. It may be true that food and living prices are very much inflated, but there has been little signs of inflation in the price paid for farm land in this section. Most land selling these days has been largely for cash and it is safe to say that no one now will lose their farms by foreclosure. This is as it should be. "Forever Amber" "Forever Amber" the sensational sex book, which has been so eagerly sought after by the sexy people of the country was recently banned from ihe libraries of the state of Massachusett by the courts of that state. Of course the book is ob- ecene but it is to be found in many libraries in this section, including the Algona pubUq s library, we understand- Just how it slipped into 'the Algona library we do not know- Keeping Down Inflation Out here in Algona, Iowa, where Ifre.. have been groaning under the high pfices'^we have been forced to pay for food and clothing tinder the ceiling prices of the OPA .we may consider ourselves fortunate in that we are living in the "sticks" instead of New York. Someone has taken the pains to look up the prices being paid there and we find them interesting compared with local prices. The person making the showing has evidently been around some, and lie reports tnat When you lalte your wife on an evening out you want to have your pockets full of folding money. He and his wife spent $75 for an ordinary evening, including din' tier at one of the swank restaurants, two good seats on the aisle for a musical show, and a half dozen drinks apiece at a nightclub afterwards. Ordinary dresses selling in 1941 for $35, now carry $75 tags. Diamonds formerly selling for $2,000 now nre priced at $5,000. After drinking a couple of cocktails at 75c each a couple starts a Spending spree the following evening and the dinner that followed is noted "blow by blow" 'as follows: Appetizer (smoked ham with lobster sauce), $4.75; soup,, GO cents; pntfee (lamb with cheese and mushrooms), $5; vegetable (broccoli with Hollandaisc sauce), $1; potatoes au gratin. R5 cents; salad (beets nnd endive), 70 cents; dessert (crepes suzeltes), $2.50; coffee royal, $2.50; broad ,-md butter. 25 cents. The total for the two. with tax and 10 per cent tip, is $39.96. Following their dinner, the couple attend a good musical show. The tickets arc $7.20 each, including the federal tax. After the show, they go to a well- known nightclub, which offers a good floor show. Here they tip the head waiter $5 to gain entrance nnd assignment to , a table fairly near the dance floor. They spend two hours drinking six $1 highballs. Then, closing their eyes, they reach •for the check. Including the five-spot for the head waiter and a 10 per cent tip 'at the table, it comes to a little over $20. The evening is ended. The outlay was $79.96. If they have any money left, they will hail a taxi to take them to their hotel-—if they have a hotel. Before the end of the OPA it was found that the black market prices were climbing skyward. For one pound of the best grade meats the prices were given, with the ceiling for each indicated in partenthesis: Center-sliced ham, $1 (49c); beef steak, $1 (5Gc); roast tocef, 75c to $1 (39c); pork tenderloin, 90c (52c); pork chops, 80c (40c); sliced bacon. 60c to G5c (43c). Some people still are talking about "holding the line" against inflation, but it-would seem that "the l:ne" has long since been -busted and that we are making a great fight to keep our heads above water. But at least we can be thankful that we are living in good old Algona, Iowa, instead of New York. July Clgni O JOS. 4V",UM. • V'«'i Mrs". 8od"e was the former FaS jfook, This rhakas Mr,, and Jesse Lashbrook i etits for the first time. We spotted . washing a peculiar piece 6f. chinery with gasbline.v the othet afternoon, on the sidewalk out* side the Iowa State Bank . . . inquiry established thd .fact th|t Roy was washing the intetitfr portion of the bank's counting machine ... seems some, kid's bank came in—with sorrv« guYh mixed up with the pennies. When Del Clopton and torn Holmes'were on .their vacation they took in a spot in,Winnipeg, Canada, where music,and entertainment were offered. as there were a good many visitors from the States present, thf band favored the guests with ^occasional tunes from parts of?«the Union . . . Del and Tom decided that it was time for the Iowa Corn Song and asked for It," but the band got a bit mixed Up and came forth with "Sioux City Sue."' # * * In a huddle the other evening the type of platform that anyone could use to win an flection .was discussed ... it was Hfe'craefl that a sure winner would be one that went like this: "Are you lired-.of. food,, housing, clothing anjl whi»-< key shortages? Ai of reading about 1 abroad? _Do you men in important; fices? Are yol _ enough money every Saturday night? Do you want the cost of living redueWW' D6 you want your taxes reduced? Do you want Peace? O. K., Sucker, then vote for Opinions of Other Editors - * # * Orville Wicks came out of ihe Country Club's Caliente tournament the "money man." Orv had purchased not only the foursome in which he played, and which took first place, but another foursome — which came in second. * * * We've decided the dry clean-, ing boys really have l Something n vu, and If,. ceilihgS are restored oh some .<tf the/vKtecessities of life again,',' it. pftmalsiy won't, brlrig any' drastic rhaftgeS, either, Btlt we ag^ee with Thttrfias Jefferson that, "the, 'best goVeWirnetit is the least gbverhrftent" , . . and we presume (Jefferson meant the least possible to still do a necessary job. • - . ' * <. : .*;. * . * We noticVohe of our content* porarles takes' great pride in .the state treasury surplus, tind does a little back patting for the state GOt> administration, He might d dd— to ke#p";ihe record straight — that this .'Surplus didn't exist back in 1S33, but began to accumulate a democratic state administration enacted a three- point tax revision and conducted the state government on a business-like basis that eventually turned over a .tidy surplus io.the republican machine When it moved jntp,the capital. All the'. GOP, hasVliaa : to • dp since . that time 'is count" the 1 mdttey as it rolled :in. _•••.'' : V * * * • • • : And noW that Jhfe stale is well heeleS with reserve cash, tfiere is ho reason for not reducing the state's ; tax . income. But npbpdy has thus} far advocated such a move/ except Frank Miles, demo- crati9?.ca'i^lidate lor. governor. But'/wl'/can take our politics or leave ;.tliem alone; how about Ncaring Socialism. ' Northwood Index: How long can a Republican form, of government, a so-called Democracy, last in this country unless the present trend is stopped? We'are-half way or more now into socialism and much of the guidance seems to be in the hands of those who are pulling further in that direction. With a quarreling, differing set of new deal politicians sitting on the U. S. supreme court and some of them not only willing -but eager to overturn guiding precedents of 150 years .to what destination are we headed. And Congress, our last hope! Many of the members, both republicans and democrats, not representing the people as a whole but catering to the group of voters, always vastly in the minority, of whom the congressmen are most afraid. Strong talk? Yes, but stronger talk will be needed as cisys go by. People Fed Up With Strikes. Belmond Independent: . There is a growing coolness and oven opposition to labor in the press of the country. Normally friendly to labor, the press reflects the attitude of the people who have become fed up with the almost continuous strikes which have bogged clown the reconversion program since the close of the war. Most people were ready when the war ended to get back to work and start to rebuild and repair the damage caused by the holiday from the production of things for civilian consumption. They have been balked in this by a series .of strikes that have all but completely hamstrung the reconversion program. To the farmer waiting to get replacements End repairs for long worn out farm equipment it is most trying. To the operator of a small industry and small business waiting to get repairs and supplies to carry on his business it is trying and ex- nsperating, and to the hundreds of thousands of persons who have waited for five years for cars, ice boxes, washing machines, clothing and the like, it is most trying. Their patience is exhausted. Naturally they blame the thing which is withholding from them the things they want and need— the strikes. It is time it appears, to call off the strikes and geo things rolling and perhaps it will be discovered that conditions and indivludal situation may be greately improved by the simple means of getting to work. there in the way their vacation schedules. Instead of businesses operating shorthanded most of the summer, while vacations are going on, why not just close down completely for a week, and EVERY;: ONE take a vacation?fcai?' i: oncei Even the groceries ew&^woi£ out a schedule alonsgfWgj linp, one store closing each weelt, In rotation. ... It pounds liks^sjnse, to. ''" " ' ' . * * * . • • . Famous Last Line — Pepj>le who live in stone houses shouldn't throw glasses. . : THRESHING RUNS IN UNION TWP. BEGIN Union: Threshing started -in the Clarion-Long run last Tues- lay. The^ Gisch-Heerdt machine staijted; Thursday at L. Gisch's anii'^'company machine startec at the 'John Logan farm on Friday. Oats', were running about 32 Ibs. to the bushel, and about 40 to 42 bushels to the acre. Gardners'—is -Ward, son of Mr. anc Irthlir Ward Of Whittemore The Inflation Is On. Humboldt Republican: Well, we are going up the spiral stairway of inflation round by round just like we did following the first World War, though this time we have the horrible example of the other debauch in our memories and will be more careful. Also we should know better how to come down. It was the late Mel Wolcott who had amassed a fortune in the former inflation and who was heavily involved financially when the depression started, who said: "They took us up the infla-. tion stairs round by round, and now they are going to kick us off the roof." He was right. Had inflation come down slowly as it went un, it would not have been so disastrous. That brings up the question if deflation can be gradual. It's a question that has never been answered. To be sure there are cases of gradual depressions in our history, but can they be traced to circumstances similar to what we are going through? There is only one thing we can be sure of, and that is that what goes up must come down. Apparently the only thine we can do is to sit tight, avoid spreading out and be prepared for the worst. Henry's Abundance. Ackley World: Milwaukee. Wis.—Last .SatT urday night I listened to Henry Wallace's broadcast on the Jackson clay dinner. Mr. Wallace made the statement that this country must continue as the land of abundance.. I would like to know of what abundance he is referring. For the last 13 years the only things we have had an abundance of are: Abundance of taxes, and more taxes; debts and more debts; abundance of disunity and mistrust; abundance of strikes; abundance of racketeering: abundance of crime nnd scandal; abundance of greed, jealousies, government spending. We have shortages of food, clothing, homes, jobs, in fact, shortages of all the essentials of life. These are the days when every question mark in a youngster's mind looks like a fish hopk-—The Carroll Daily Times-Herald. If the shortage of-^printing stock continues, it JQAY be-.. come necessary to send out wedding announcements, fr etc., on U. S. postal cards, so don't be surprised. : ,. i * * * •. {:'•• Where there's smoke-xihere is usually fire. That may,, be trftf case in the present- inveStigatidh of some of the war. contracts handled by certain munitions firms, and the activity of a few congressmen in behalf of certain firms. It makes no difference whether a congressman be democrat or republican; if he has sold out his country and the men who fought in uniform, and personally profiting through war contracts in devious ways, he deserves the maximum of punishment and disgrace. It is no secret that there were, many successful methods of -fleecing the government in war-time. The necessity for quick faction arid production of war essentials was bound to bring about profiteering and other forms of crooked- nes. We hope that---every instance of suspected misconduct in handling of war •contracts is investigated, and no punishment can be severe enough^|pr.anyone found guilty of a crime that might be placed on ajlpar with treason. •,.,.$•' , * * * There seems to be a lot of arguments about how sue- cesssful the atomic bomb tests have been. One thing we know; we hope we're somewhere else anytime one is dropped. * * '» The swimming pool this cum mer is having one of its most successful years here. Folks from 50 to 75 miles away are coming here for a swim, attendants report, and the classes for learning to swim include youngsters from. 50 miles distant. The new management setup is tq be congratulated on a good job. • * * * FIRST SWEET CbRN? Last week this paper reported that Rev. Clyde had taken sweet corn from his own garden July 17th. We asked anyone eating self-produced sweet corn any sooner to "speak up." And they spoke up. Mrs. Dwight Hardgrpv* Fort Dodge, a subscriber and former resident here, writes to say that they ate few,eet com froni their own garden on Sunday, Jul 14. And she adds that they enjoy the paper, which we ijre' always glad to know. Perhaps the climate matures the corn a little quicker in Fort Dodge. And W. T. Kennedy of purl writes to say th#t he enjoyed, roasting ears on July J5, pm flso cucumbers. The mere thought of; those roasting ears nialges oujr mouth water, and if Mr. Kennedy happens to come down thig way with a. dozen or two we'd mighty happy to"f$v* fcfcn by and say "hevwiy." W* ( . .. . promise that when he leaves he'll and is spending a couple of w wlt^liraiiiclfefirifl SuritMr. A. Njr Arrival , Mr.; 'and Mrs. Louis Bode were m'ade^grandparents for the sec snd tftfte .ifelt .vfiisWflft •«'_.„ i ft MfeaMd tif Fram w Mr. and Mrs, Efcwlh Bode, children Joe and Jutted Mrs. Louis lyah aftd_ Ffflflc§8 Hepl incoln, fil;> awWed Uflst day fbf 4 vtelt with • Ef wift'S brother Louis and f dltiily. The patty left IlHWbis June 1 and iave been,,<t°urift| the wrest, via« ting poihts In California, Colp- fado, and \Yell6wstone Park,. Slack Hill* ihd fife now on their return journey^ _ Mrs. Adams Hostess Mrs. Rby Adams .entertained some neighborhood lafdles at her home last Thursday afternoon. Those attending were her daughter-in-law Mrs. Gartrrah Adams, Mrs. Lester Johnson, Mrs. ttich- ar'd. Leigh, Mrs. Fred Will, Mrs. Andrew G6dfredSon, Mrs. Lou Robinson , and Mrs. Floyd GaVd-. fter. Blhgo was played and lunch was served. Coming on Vacation Eileen Lieurence is expected from Sioux Falls, S. D., for a summer vacation with her mother Mrs. : Mary Lieurence. She is taking hur$es' training. Celebrates Birthday' A 'group of neighbors helped Rudolph Will celebrate his 'birthday anniversary last Thursday evening. Pinochle was enjoyed. A delicious lunch was served, ih- cluding-.home made ice cream. Goes to Clinic .Mrs. Ernest Godfredsoh went to ' Rochester last Friday to go through the clinic. o yer initiative bark hut (Me 'W?Jili«T ; • Philippine^ , sl tt* .; Weeks tnMtt . 'Mf.; Wtnn Surreridetee fittd Was taken to a concentratlbr Wlnn and children finally taken: tag •' * ; s^tof which was attacked by J.4 -depth charges, -'to Australia'. , ^ band was released a .HUte a year ago, after not feeing Heard frem for tHaif o • yetjfii; c LuVerHe: A reslderit, Geo 30t ih the '' a heart attack. -burled Friday afternoon LuVefhe cemetery, . Mr. ' lived In Britt, died of , ',pat" an deffiocf atie profcedure , Still, Jt^p.oh fighthia lor ,the at evfery American citi*en. ' Ex-Burt Girl Tells Of Experiencse A* Fugitive Frorrt Japs Hurt : Old Hurt residents may remember Viola Schuldt, the daughter of the Rev. Schuldt, who was pastor of the Burt German Methodist church many years ago, She is now Mrs. Gardner Winn. The August number of The Christian Herald contains an article by her, "God Walks in the Jungle," in which she describes her experiences when she and RHEUMATISM and ARTHRITIS I suffered for years and am so thankful that I am free from pain.and able to do my work that J-, will, glaidly answer anyone Wfiting me, for information. Mrs. Anna Paufz, P; O. Box '825, Vancouver, Wash, Pd. Adv. NUE-OVO Laboratories 42tf Many Uses' To Help The Farmer LOADS: Manure., beets, gravel, potatoes, cobs, cjnders, ashes, baled hay, iumbeh coal, boulders, cttntme Slabs, etc. MOVES: Dirt, small buildings, feed bunks, self feeders, tanks, etc. PULLS: Fence posts, culverts, pumps, etc. ' EXCAVATES: Basements, manure tilts,- trench silos, eto. > FILLS: Ditches, washouts, cisterns, tree trunk craters, etc. , Nothing above tractor—no obstructed View—no cable—no side swing. Loader, will go wherever tractor can. Lifts one ton—-easy to tttount. bolts loader is easily removed. By removing 4 pins and 2 AND F. 0. B. HUMBOLliT Kossuth County Implement SALES— SERVICES-WIRING John Deere Farm Machinery ' bjeJieral PHONE 8Sd •'••• ;... - - . : : ; ' v 'P '••• ;i •••• ' Upper Des Moines Want Ads Bring Results. Mats Off to this Fellow., •ft '..-".'••. - • "• .: ... . ... , '•:...". •' ' • "~\ • '•'» HE fediU8,' v pursolclier8 v our allies, and a lot -•* In the steel industry alone, the production of otberipeople while.we won a war. Nowhe's . of |steel in the ten iiriontlis following VJ day asked tdkeepUbe world from starving, was 19 million tons short of expectations", He's the American fanner. * enough to supply farm needs for at least five - years. Most of the decline was due to strikes; He deserves the thanks and appreciation of • everybody. He deserves it more than most TWt is whv *« 8teel ' m ^ 6 ^ b«« not been folks realize because be increased his produc- aWe *> «> tch .«* with th ^ demand fof tipii by 30 per cent in five years without enough new tools to replace the labor be lost; But, American farmers are disappointed—' •ad they haye a right to be, They expected that the end of the war would bring them *n opportunity to replace their patched, repaired, weary and overworked farm implement*, Of all of (Wir shortages, tjiat in farm tools tod itepfements is the most serious, Strikes Have caused the shortages in farm implementowstrikes in steel, strikes In coal, and strike* la fbi f»i»i implement i roofing, wire, fencing, tools and all the things ' of steel needed on the farm, j • That is why tl»6 farmpr ia being p through rib fault of hi& own, This nation can* not wove ahead Under the threat of, ever* recurring labor sfrile, f :^«^MBng Us.iwy & tl# furnace^ STBEJ. hat print** A STP«!l. or a copy aid it will be lent - -ifti£i. :r* r«i—it^^.TSftl"- 1 .^

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