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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, August 6, 1946
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r '» •"">.* r PAflfi TWO. ALGONA tippet Beg $tomes 9 North Dodge Street—Phones 16-17 J. W. HAGGARD St R. B. WALLER, Publishers Entered as Second Class Matter at the Postolflce at Algona, Iowa, under act of Congress of March 3, 1879. Issued Weekly. NATIONAL €DITORIAU, SSOCIATIOM 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 Kossulh County Advance in combination, per year $4.0!) Single Copies 7c SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year, in advance $3.00 Upper Des Moines and Kossulh 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 .1. W. Haggard Government Wastefulness Down at Atlanta, Georgia, is a sample of the wastefulness of government after the war as well as during the war. During the urgencies of active •warfare it is perhaps necessary to totally disregard the cost,, of war material of all kinds. The point is then to get, tine material in action as quickly as possible without regard to cost. The Atlanta Jornal printed a picture of some forty thousand •.stall' automobiles purchased during the war for the use of officers and now parked at Conlcy Depot near Atlanta, where they have stood for the past year or more, slowly rotting away. They are standing in mud without having any covering and seemingly forgotten by everone but a crew of 276 caretakers who have nothing to do but see that no one steals the cars, and drink the hillbilly whiskey prevalent in the south, at the same time drawing {,'ood salaries. The Journal says army sedans are resting on flat tires. No 'Vehicles are blocked up to prevent tires from rotting. Many windows are missing and the car upholstery is fast rotting from the rain. Cars with no more than 4,000 miles on their speedometers are caked with rust. At San Antonio, Texas, after the last war this writer personally inspected some 25,000 trucks, which stood out in the open field for at least two years without covering. Just what became of them we never learned. But apparently they were a total loss. Such reckless waste is no great help in canvassing people to buy bonds and pay inflated taxes. "Kill 'Em," Say the Children It seems that even the school childreruof this country; are demanding the death penalty lor .the German leaders how on trial at Nuerriburg, Germany, who will undoubtedly be convicted of not only causing the war but taking an actiye hand in the bloody butchery of their prisoners. -Last week the DCS Moines Register in their "What Do You Think" column interviewed six persons of various ages, four of them apparently still in the grade .schools. Here is what one of the children, Barbara Gust, 16 years old, says: "Kill them all. Anyone who starts a war doesn't deserve to live and they started the war." Anotiher girl, Ora Dudley, only fifteen years old, says: "Yes, I think they should be punished and imprisonment isn't severe enougti. I don't think ordinary shooting would be severe enough either." Thomas Brooks, a little sixteen year old boy, says: "Yes, kill 'em. They have killed a lot themselves or ordered them killed. They are worse than ordinary criminals because they caused mass murder. I believe in a life for a life." Russell Crawford, another 16- year-old boy says: "If they are the ones who gave the orders that caused others to be killed then they should be shot." Phil Stover, a young student of 23 says: "Sure, shoot them. There is no reason for giving them any leinency that I know of. They caused the whole war and death isn't too -big a price for those to pay who cause war." Frank Larson, a man of 38, joined in the general verdict, and said: "If it had been one of us we'd have been shot immediately without any trial. They're no better than we are. They should die." The verdict of these six young people was unanimous in agreement that the death penalty should be given all convicted. It seems that when even the young children would gladly demand the blood of the guilty Germans, it might easily be supposed that this country would be unanimously with them. Of course the younger folks mostly seem to be more hard-hearted than older people who have passed through their own troubles and have learned that sometimes it is better to exercise compassion than to demand blood for blood. However, as soft-hearted us we are, we are ready to join the verdict of the young folks in demanding the death penalty to those found guilty of the terrible butchery, perpetrated by these German monsters. Be Tolerant One of this writer's pet beliefs is tolerance of other people and their 'beliefs and failings. In our cpinion it is the best of all religions. Many years ago we realized that although we thought we knew U all, it gradually dawned upon us that no one person in this world knows everything, and we have humbily consented to take a back seat and listen to other great minds, some of whom might be wrong perhaps, tout many of them deriding scornfully anything that conflicted with their beliefs. It is our considered opinion that that idea is directly contrary,ot the religion of Jesus Christ, and many church members are the worst offenders b.y their intolerance. The other day- we noted in the exchanges a definition of "tolerance" which we particularly liked. Here it is: "To -be able to see things from another's viewpoint—to let people be happy in their own way—to refrain from bias and bigotry with regard to the other fellow's religious belief—to listen to opposite political or social viewpoints without trying to convert the other 'fellow to your way of thinking—to realize that none of us is perfect and that you, too, have many personal faults and even offensive habits— to concede a fair and impartial trial to a criminal »r any enemy^-that's tolerance." Last Straw We have for a long time Jiad an Inward foreboding that hefe was something wrong with our domestic economy, and while we could not exactly put our finger on the sore spot, the "real cause of the aforesaid "foreboding" developed last Week when, it was officially announced that the country is Short some 7,800,000 diapers a month and that the poor babies are short just that many and will have to learn to go without that essential garment for the protection of clothes 'and bed clothes. Of course it will save their mamas a lot of changing, mid the poor babies will have to learn to control themselves. But really aside from all joking it is 5;iid that the scarcity is so acute that the Cotton Textile Institute has appealed to the civilian production administration to grant price incentives to Improve the supply. Things were bad enough three years ago before the war production board took steps lo boost the production, but the situation is worse now. It is said that there are a lot mdre babies now than 'during the war and material for home-made diapers are lacking. Two national diaper services have had to service 132,000 babies ir. 1845. No service has enough diapers for its needs and all said they were unable to service hospitals and other institutions adequately. Certain it is that this terrible diaper shortage coming in the midst of our quart-els with Russia, and the anxiety-feU about the tests of the atomic bomb, may, of itself be the last straw in the breaking down of all civilization. The late President Roosevelt escaped a lot of trouble. How About Coming to Life? Algona could stand a little waking up! Those of us who live here know full well that we are most fortunate in many ways, but we are not being very wise if AVC allow ourselves to fall into a rut of inactivity, and wash our hands of any interest in civic affairs and improvements. The City of Algona can thank much of its progress on the accident of geography, which finds us situated at the hub of a wide area and the Idrg- est city for many miles around. None of us here today had anything to do with this, however; it just happened. Our own job is to take this accident, and our own good fortune, and develop the situation as it should be developed. We have an above-a-verage city council at the present time, we have a very lively Junior Chamber of Commerce fairly bursting at the seams to engage in progressive activities. We have the structure and financial setup for a Chamber of Commerce that could and should be outstanding. But somehow, with all of these, there are many things left undone. A municipal sewage disposal plant has been hanging fire for a long time. We need one, and it is our duty to encourage council in carrying through this project when materials are available. We need a definite street widening program, and street improvements of a permanent nature. We can't do it all at once, but we need a plan. We need a municipal garbage collection system; the present inadequate setup is really a relic of dtfys when the plumbing was outside. Perhaps the work of the planning engineers will present an organized program for accomplishing some of these things. Algona needs room to expand; the land is available, but various factors of zoning need to be accomplished "first. - '• We'Vjsat l>y and, watch'ed' aj manufacturer 01 automobile seat covers come to Algona/^tell us he wants to operate a plant here, and then go over to Sheldon where the firm will begin operations September 1. We failed miserably to grasp the opportunity offered when an overall manufacturer came to us and said he wanted to establish a plant here. The plant will soon be in operation at New Hampton, where the firemen's auditorium building was rent, ed for the. purpose. There have been other similar instances; these are the most recent. True, we have no buildings available for such purposes. But neither do we act ds though we wanted such industry, nor do we go out of our way to try and solve the problem. We realize that our own city is one of the finest for its size in the mid-west, but we are making a big mistake if we allow ourselves to be lulled to sleep in matters of progress, and to be too self- satisfied. The early day settlers of this community had a goal and a vision that enables us to benefit today; we owe it to them, ourselves and those who ccme after us to continue with a consistent and ef. 1'ective program of advancement R. B. W. Vets Not All Loafers The impression seems to be getting around that the word "veteran" and "loafer" are synono- mous. ' There was a period of several months when a large bulk of service men returned home and found that some kind-hearted individuals had set up a 820 a week unemployment bonus, and the vets, not being total losses mentally, walked up and took the $20 and some still are. The veterans themselves didn't set up this system, but when they found out about it they naturally took advantage of the situation. Now comes the quarterly,report of the office o.f war mobilization which shows that at the end of the month of May eight out of every ten veterans of World War II had already found jobs or had re. turned to school. Of the two out of ten listed as doing nothing, many were waiting for schools to open or to get into schools, or were waiting for a particular job to open. Also, from February on, the report shows that more vets were getting jobs than were being demobilized, which should stop some of this'loose talk about the vets "don't want to go back to work." Perhaps there are some vets who think that the country owes them a living. But there are others who welcome a little rest and a chance to look around a bit, and they are certainly entitled to do so. The few vets who really are loafers are certainly not typical of the American men who fought and won the war. And the re-employment figures prove the point. R. B. W, A $12,000 jewelry theft in a New York home was reported. Even the burglars are breaking into society.—The Carroll Daily Times-Herald. Congressional commitee Recommendation to President Truman: We should say frankly that here, as there, wealth is produced only by work and that if supplies or credits are furnished, repayments must be assured. Farimont (Minn.) Sentinel: Do you realize that you are living in an entirely new world than the one that existed before Dec. 7, 1941? If not, you'd better get some one to wake you up. It's a new world you are a part of, a new world that must be built on the ruins of the old. That goes for the U. S. A. as truly as it does for Germany and Japan. Nexft time Reman Waldera will know better than to brag about his earlier days in the harvest fields of North Dakota. Seems that Waldera was telling Harlan Frankl, his neighbor on one side, and Billy Barry, Jr., his 1 neighbor on the other, ; of his handiness around threshing time . . . Frankl' listened and finally told Waldera he didn't think he was as good as he made* out, and if he was lo prove it by going out to Frankl's . farm, where threshing was in progress ... so, as a result, the S. & L. manager spent Monday and Tuesday in the fields, and he really knows his stuff ... it might be added, however, that Barry, kept mum and didn't get roped into the deal. * * * Les Kinyon must have been grdatly surprised lo read a couple of weeks ago that he had just given birth ip a baby girl in a local hos- lital ... of course it should have been Mrs. Les Kinyon. * * * Hex Taylor started j Jhe- fad and now there are several of these little motor scooters running around ... not a bad idea, either. ,.{'..':[ ' * * * . The way some of these gravel truck drivers ' barge around on country roads it's a wonder there aren't a dozen people" dead by this time . . . on? frirrhe'r reports that when he gels' ready lo leave his farm lie waits until he thinks all the trucks are. by his place before he makes a dash for the nearest pavement . . . another farm wife, tells us thai she has watched several of these trucks praclicaly slake road races down narrow county roads with full loads of gravel. * * * Speaking of driving, etc., one local young man drove his coupe to the wedding of a friend, and took four other well wishers along, with two of them riding in the rear compartment . . .; came a jolt on the highway and Ihe back end cover dropped down tight . ., the three in front rode merrily on oblivious to the distress of the two in -the rear for some miles, but they, : !were finaly rescued, sweaty and' semi- smothered, but suffering no ser- oius ill effects. * » * And then there is the local young man who promised, before * 'starting on his vacation, trial he would "have one", for"'fits boss when he got to the/vacation spot . . . several days later Ihe boss had a telephone call, long distance, from Wisconsin . . . "Say, what kind of a drink did you want me to have for you," asked a voice over the phone * * » Fred Timm just shakes his head ... he can't imagine how fate should be so unkind as lo have a surveyor's rod, about'' as thick as your finger, being used by..Lewis Ferguson, poke down into the ground «nd. go right along through an underground telephone cable—also about as big as your finged ... but thal's whal happened rccenlly. * » * We • told you about the high school girl wilh a dozen piclures of Van Johnson on the wall of her room, bul il seems she's a piker compared to Maxine Reimers, who they tell us ,has ALL her walls and even the' 'ceiling of her room covered with pic- tures of handsbrne movie actors. Next time ** * ttafoid Blinkmah sends a youngster over to our office on Tuesday afternoon for a paper he'll be more cautious . . . last Tuesday afternoon ,we were short-handed, needed a youngster badly ;to help get papers to the postofflce about this time Kill Kinsey, who has been doing odd jobs at Harold's, walked in for a paper . . . whiskl and, Clem Erlandef had Bill in tow and into the press'room in nothing flat, then personally delivered Harold a paper and told him what had happened. And Bill, in the 'meantime,' had two jobs at once. ( * -* - * John Kirk Isn't the Hardest hitting golfer, Or the most sen- astional in this vicinity, but just let us warn you now that you'll go a long way before you find anyone whoso accuracy is more consistent . . . especially when bingle, bangle, bungle is involv ed. * * * WEEKLY PUZZLE! Several farmers • are reported to have oeen spotted with bright, red finger ndil polish on .their nails, and we're trying to figure it out . June Corey says it's good for chigger bites, tout chiggers don't bite finger nails, do they? » * * That story you may hare read recently,.>written and printed'in a Boston paper, and reprinted in a Des Moines paper, was lifted almost line for line from the booklet on Iowa distributed by the state this last spring . . . that reporter could have written the story anywhere, without ever having crossed the Iowa boundary. * * * You won't be seeing Doc Cretzmeyer or his cigar around for a couple of weeks . , . Doc and Mrs. C. and Jane left Monday for Philadelphia to visit Chuck, now an interne in a hospital there. • * * * A couple of weeks ago this paper carried an item in the cartoon series, "lo'wa Oddities/' pertaining to the first mail catcher I developNSfl (JMSufertalP, fdf n*, mail sacks without stW ng a traltt- 1 . ,' seems that tfte fbhtt Lawrence mentioned asi the Iftvefttof. WAS the .father of Mft. Maude Free 'of Algdha, • ' + * * When ii cbmes io emulating Dagwood and his famous collection of foodstuffs, we submit the name of fit, W/ Miller ... you might >not think that a county attorney gives a darn about such thiflgs, but the other afternoon, with Mrs. Miller and their baby daughter visiting in Owatonna, Minn., H, W. invited two friends down- for an afternoon smack , , i out came cheese, onions, tomatoes cra s, two kinds of sausage, jam, ckers, butter and a few othbr odds and ends. .. which^ explains why supper that evening was an unexciting event H. W. slings that stuff around like an expert, and made the guests feel so useless they stacked up the dishes, * which I bet they never do' at home. * * * You'd be surprised to; know that Ko'ssuth couniy has a number of real camera fans, and several that have more than ordinary equipment. Al Missal u at Titonka has four differen cameras, and Lestef Jenson from North of Fenton has Ihree cam eras, including a Sp^eed Graphic It's' a good hobby. And while we're on camera lalk ... * * * Famous Last Ljnei Many , a girl with a negative personality can be developed in a dark, room. Wilhelmi Family , Of Wesley On Trip To Niagara, Canada Wesley: Mr. and Mrs. Roman 'Wilhelmi and two children Da vid and Joan and his folks, the Frank" Wilhelmis of Bancroft lef Saturday for a two weeks sight seeing trip to Michigan, Niagara Falls,, and Canada.. They wil visit his sister and family ai Harbor Beach, Mich, Stanley Studer will look after things hte Wilhelmi farm home. $2,000,000.00 worth of prize Horses, Cat t!o M Shcc|), Swlno from 20 states. MUge Flower and Garden Show-State Worn- i'isn ana uame —<•§•«» "*•; i"j*y- ii:s,S"" 1 "'T'HBiu$ semis CENTURY Vets Getting Good Service Thru Office Veterans in small towns and rural districts of this area are jetting more personal service Erom the Veterans Administration than at any time in its his- :ory, according to J. L. Misbach, ocal contact representative for u~ VA. You Are Invited To Attend The Organ- izattion Meeting Of The KossutH League, To Be Held At 9 P.M. TUESDAY, AUGUST 13 In The Office Of Dr. Thissen Over The S. & L. Store. IOWA'S Peerless Coal We have cars of pur Famous Peerless Coal coming in soon. Also have other lump coals on the road now". Better call in today, so we can $11 your bin as fast as cars arrive, ' ••'.. ' Phone 256 Movable Chicken Roosts Made on an entirely new principle. Will accommodate 110 hens in 15 sq. ft,' floor space, Allows more light in the chicken house, Easily Moved Easily Cleaned Constructed of stee! and wood, Chickens rest cpnv fortably on new type of roost, See it on Botsford Lumber Co. JIM POCH. Oats - Oats - Oats We have a surplus of OATS. Hundreds of you Feeders in this territory know what can"be done with jrafor UNPROVED TANVILAC and OATS. Which Way Are You Going To Feed? Corn and Supplement 7 bu. corn at $1.90 $13.30 50 <lb. supplement at |5 cwt Total „ Oats and Tanvilac 10 bu. oats at 68c $6.80'' 10 Ibs. Tanvilac...].. ,1.18 ".37 Makes a difference of $7.45 i of pork. Anothejr Way To Produce CheafPferk Is To Feed In A Self Feeder TAKE: , 50 bu. Oats (1600 Ibs.) at 68c $34.00' 13% Alfalfa Meal (300 Ibs.) at $3 cwt... 9.00 100 Ibs. Tanvilac Culture Base..... ..11.80 30 Ibs. Tanvilized Mineral .....:... 2.10 Grinding-..:......... 1.60 Total Cost of 2030 Ibs. Feed..: $58.50 THINK OF IT! A Balanced Ration for Growing Pigs at Less Than $3 per cwt. ; . Try It For Two Weeks And You Will Be Convinced! ^ TANVILAC CULTURE BASE Is th EQUIVALENT in RIBOFLAVIN CON- ITENT of 300 Ibs. of Dried Milk Don't Neglect Those Chickens and Laying Hens f Mix 5% TANVILAC CULTURE BASE in Your Formula and WATCII RESULTS The following Dealers canfeupply TANVILAC PRODUCTS or will furnish FEEDS Tbuilt with TANVILAC CULTURES, Algona Flour & Feed Co., , Irvington Coop. Elev. Co, Algona, Iowa Hamilton Hatchery. Bancroft. Iowa Becker Feed Mill, Bancroft, Iowa Hurt Coop. Elevator Co., Burt, Iowa Farmers Elevator Cp.» , Bode, Iowa • ' ' Cylinder Cpop, Elevator po., Cylinder, Iowa Harold Ox ley, ConvJUi, lows Jpwa Farmer* $lev»tor <?9-. Lpdyard. town 4, £. ScUsegl Feed , Lakow Iowa Cone Bock Coop. Pxch., ' Lone Bock, Iowa Frank Sauford, LuVerne, la, Farmers EJevjitQr CQ., ~ • - Jowa. > City, Jow* Farmers Elevator. Elmore, Mln», Jlobartqn Coop. Elev, Co., Grain Co- Tnor, Iowa T*eft,jH8i M ,- /-» „.-,... Di J*w* ,.i •'./-.Walter Steven, salesman, Wesley territory, " „ Farmers Elevatpr Co,, Fcnton, Iowa Join's Feed SfWI, te. lw» V Coon E|ev RALPH TICE, Distr.

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