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ft A m PAQE .ALGONA 0 North Dodge Str*eMNidhes 16*11 J. W. HAGGARD it ft. B, WALtfcR, Entered as Sec(.-.id Glass 'MaiUer fit the f»0stoffi6il 81 Alghna, Iowa, under act of Congress of March 3, 1679. Issued Weekly. National Advertising, Representative: National Advertising Service, 188 W. Ran-? dolph St., Chicago, N . RATES IN KOSStfH Cft. One year, in advance"...:;.. ........................ &„• ........ $2.50 Upper bes Moines.nnd KossuthCoUnljrjjAflf vahce in combination; per yeaK."3;.?.:',i...$4.<M Single Copies.'...':.: ..... .'.::...! ............... J.V..'....?£.....7:....::..-7rf*' SUBSCRIPTION RAtfeS OtrtSiDE-HiloSStJtH •*. One Year, in advance .............. ... ................... ; ........ $3.0d Upper 0es Moines and Kossuth County Advance in combination, one year ............. _...$5.0() Np subscription' less than 6 months, ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per Inch ................................ 42c OFFICIAL CITY COUKtv Editorial B» ;•'*. w, A Fat Treasury Temptation To Spenders A. number of •northern Iowa papers apparently agreed with our editorial of a .week or so ago which .advocated a leaner state treasury and a re-, duction of taxes. This was shown by a number ol them clipping the : editorial- in .full. Frank Miles, the democratic candidate |for governor is featuring the. idea in his speeches, ahd-.(t'is°'liable to become one of the important issues of the campaign. It seems that.it is what both- democrats and. republicans are desirous of. The Emmesburg Democrat, one of the leading newspapers of northern Iowa, last week prrnted our editorial and mr.de the following comment: The Algona Upper Des Moines makes a good point in a recent editorial in which it questions the state administration's wis» dom in piling up 'big surpluses in the state treasury. The state is doing no service to its residents by collecting revenue far in ex- tess of its needs, which is exactly what the state of Iowa has been doing. This huge surplus in the state treasury might well have remained in the hands of the taxpayers who earned it .by honest .toil.' They could find ready use for it in these days of high living costs. We question if the constitution of Iowa ever intended that the state build up so large a reserve. . In our opinion, this is just about as serious an offense as running the state in red. ' "' • The state is supposed to serve'lts-resi- ; dents in the most economieal : manner pos- ible. It has .placed an extravagantly heavy burden on the taxpayer by collecting these surplus hinds year after year 1 . That the money has been saved instead of spent does not justify the excessive ^ax collection, '" ' 'Without a use -for this money,'!the state has.gpne uhead'and greedily'^collect- ' ed it anyway, committing: a disiinc£ jjis- service/to iilj of us. We hope the legisla- tLir.e-]wipes out the state sales tax as Well as the-last half of the state incOme''tax,' as ,the Algona news/paper recommends, as quickly as possible. A Man With Real Troubles:; Pondering the various troubles that seem to arise for all people, we ran across to fellow.^he other day who,hud REAL troubles. " '••••'• He was u sidewalk layei*, a fellow vvho mixes cement, pours it in wooden forms, and then wails and hopes that tha result W4lU.be a smpoth, nqw,. cement sidewalk. But lie has his troubles. Right at the start, he has to move his cement mixer to the scene, bring in .his cement bags, get,, hi.-i sand and screen, and other items. •' A^ these tools of the business begin to assemble; s*o d<j th^ neighborhood children, and right there the' troubles commence. If he turns his back to screen sand, the kids are into the cement mixer. If he starts mixing the cement, the kids are In the sand. As he begins to pour concrete he has to have eyes in the back of his head to keep the youngsters from leaving thoir I'ootpriiits right behiwdt him. ., -^ ''.", r .-• .And that iw't ull. He can get rriad, and keep them at a respectful distance. But coraes evening, and he has to go home. His new concrete isn't hard; it may rain. And worse yet, he approaches the job next morning only to find various and assorted footprints, names, initials and messages scratched in the new cement. Such is the life of a nym who makes a living laying sidewalks. NOW, do you feel any better? R. B. W. 4 Wonderful Fountain Pen. We have 'been thHUijd deeply by the fact that all the new ball-point pens can be used to "write under water" . , . offen we thought while swimming, how njce it would b« to sit on the bottom antf write lettbrs to friends - . . but of course, with the old pens-^mj could never do it, no matter how hard you tried.—Les ^loeller in Waverly Repub* lican. ;,i • ' e Year After War's End '.. t>ne year ago, August 14, 1945, World War ll's hostilities ceased. The. atomic bottitos on Japan brought a quick end to the greatest cotrflltt on earth, despite the fact that pessimists were forecasting three or four more years of action. And the atomic t>ombs also did something else —they thrust upon us a post-war period Ojf readjustment for which we were not ready. '•' * * During'the past year there have been more developments of ah unsettling nature than any leading to ease of mind. But while the headlines and radio commentators are 'furnishing all the unsettling news they can uncover, there ore certain hopeful Signs for those who choose to be optimists.- , Monies of contention 'between the existing major nations of the world have been chiefly local. ' iSeri, While differences of viewpoint exist, somehow or-other the occupation of Germany and Ja£an continues, and -without grave strife either be- tween'the victors or the victors and vanquished. We may arrest two 'Russians in the U. S. zone and the Russians arrest two Americans in the Soviet zone, 'but eventually all are released and the press has to turn elsewhere for scare stories of the moment. Wishful thinking on the part of some would see our nation engaging in a war against Russia; ' "but for the mass of Americans and Russians, too, the possibility is not very great. Both nations are too weary and exhausted from war to follow the leadership of trouble makers on the international scene. A.t home we are just beginning to uncover same evidence of the golden harvest reaped by unscrupulous men and firms with war contracts, and political office-holders who seemingly feathered i their- own nests. s The temper of the,American people is in no mood, either, to settle lightly with these offenders. . Be jhp 3 millionaire, Congressman, or a shipyard ( worker,jif his record during the war now begins to " smell"of''treason!'or of'graft, or plain cheating, the public .is going to demand that the punishment be made to'.fit the cuime. ; But''for• the great mass of us, it has been an endeavor to return to what we thought of aS a normal life.' Families that were broken up by war have been reunited, with the exception of those homes where the supreme sacrifice was made. In an international sense, we have exhibited a desire to get along with other nations. We have granted a loan to Great Britain^after considerable arguing about it. The Russians, while not understanding our democratic thinking apparatus, cer- U'inly realize that we are'fundamentally willing to work with them in the world. Smaller nations have not found us blocking their participation as equals in matters of world af(airs. We have given the Philippines their independence, to prove the point. Internally; we have found a definite trend of liberalism in the thinking of voters of both major parties. Both republican and democratic voters have shown a preference for new faces, as compared with the isolationist and reactionary viewpoints of some of the long-time office holders in Washington. It is true that reading the daily papers and listening to the long-faced, voice-of-doom radio commentators, it sounds like the world is in a pretty bad mess. But when we reflect that we have had only a year since the end of the world's greatest conflict—lin end that we were not prepared for—and that somehow or other we have passed that year without too serious troubles—it is not taking too great an advantage of optimism t,j think that we may ibe making progress after all in our goal of world peace, decent living, family security and freedom from want and fear. And we will make 'progress if, as individual citizens, we take a hearty interest in what's going on in the world. An alert public mind is the most important thing in reaching the goals we seek. R. B. W. BBS MoiNfiS/ALGCWA IOWA IOWA Q90ir/£$ WON lite ?WM ANPfflNflKNCe OP TMeJjflWjB. A.. RX CHieFfiAVE- HIM 150,000 ACRE$6FLAND JAID15 8E THfc FIRSrmiSFEK of WWfl SOIL1ft IMS' WHtTK 6i"tU& *"*•- *M we& H/IK? PUT TO pEcipeo/fwe PROPER .UAM& FORTHEVILLflGE ANDAFTER fl SUCCESSION )F WRIATIOUS WITH WE LETTER 'S"0)M ENP OF WE- WORD THEM W OTHER,FINAUy PECIP&I7 ro flJR&errr/iLLAW CE HAPPY ABOUT we WHOLE THIN6 $< CALLING ITJUSV LEAPIM6FWEWANP EPITOROFTHE IRftt B6«l»6tT» SPECIAL CO(?RESfCNPENTWRwe CNHK FATHER'S PAPER IM OPEBOLT.IA.IW I860 FROM SI SHOWER, THURSDAY Seneca: Mrs. Clay Boyd, nee Alyce Olsen, was honored at a miscellaneous shower at the Seneca Lutheran church basement Thursday afternoon, '"Augr list 1, with some 80 friends fii attendance. A very .entertaining .program was the' afternoon's entertainment., with Miss Helen Cody acting as mistress of CfercWonies. Rev. Molstfe opehed the program with devotions, after which Helen Cody began reading a skit depicting the life of the honored guest, Various BceneVWhich were* depicted by other guests. Mrs. Norman Thompson sang"That Little Girl of Mine," depicting her baby days, Lc Ann Olsen and Delores Wilberg depicted her school days by singing "School Dhys," ,Mrs. Herman Geilenfeldt spoke/on Confirmation Days. Lois Looft Sanders spoke on high schools days, Miss Harriett' Olsen and Jeanne Ericksen depicted her new location in Moscow, Idaho, by singing 'Here We Have Idaho," -Donha 2ody and LaVonne Thompson illustrated their courtship days .hrough a duet, "Sparking Alyse Dear," Jeanne Wilberg arid Wanda Olsen announced the wedding day and tirrfe by sing- ng "Three O'clock Sunday," and ;he program closed with everyone singing "Best Wishes to the Bride." Following this the bride .opened her many gifts, after which efreshments were served. r ~. „ change of, ati- ^pap*er, also brought JtlftB fitem Dud L. Me* fcoftald. l6fW6r BUft and Algona resident, that h6 and his children werS moving; Sept. 1, to a flew home ab'.Jmfi Jwafreh. Waft At-* cadia, Calif,' They tirer6 to take a trip tog' the filMk Mills, Yellowstone, .Salt Lake City and San Francisco, en route. Mrs. M^ Dbnald Recently 'pSssed "dWfly at 1 f MtffeMd'for 9MH f«fl am JhJUhkftlL tBftt I attf ffe* fmta Mid «W* to do fliy That f.will i»W/WMlJW'" eiie writ fit, me tot intonation. Mrs, .Anna ft»utz ( P. O. Bok 825, varuiouver, wash, t*d. Adv. NOfc-OVO 42tf CHOPS THIS BUI i Truman Stands For Economy President Truman has 'been bitterly criticized by both democrats and republicans for vetoing bills that were distasteful to the labor union bosses end on the other hand many constructive measures that he has advocated have not suited some, nnd so the sittutjon is rather confusing''to the ordinary citizen, who is not wise to the devious ways of the professional.politicians in congress. Much- of the voting in congress is determined by "trades" by which one interest trades the votes favorable to their monoply or what ever it'is, to another interest -for their pet measure. Both measures may be very harmful to the country as a whole. The other day President Truman ordered a J ? tpl>pB^e of the construction of public works until October first at least. This will reduce the cost of public construction by $700,000,000 for the current year and the total budget for the yeur will have to be kept within $900,000,000. There has'been little If any important criticism of this reduction. In foot Mr. Truman is being given praise by both parties, as he should be. The primary purpose of the reduction is not altogether to reduce expenses and bring the budget more nearly into balance. It is to help relieve the demand for scarce building material Another reason is to leave that much more material for housing and other vital building needs. President Truman inherited a terrible mess of mismanagement and confusion from the former administration and while he has perhaps made mistakes, some of them serious, it is our considered opinion that he is doing as good as anyone could be expected to do under like circumstances. He may not be u great man 'but he knows what it is to work for his living, something that has been lacking In the previojJs administration. The value of a dollar is not known iby persons who have not had to earn their living. President Truman is a practical man, who himself has met Saturday night payrolls. If he don't let the labor ibosses and other predatory interests pyerawe him he will have a strong chance of 'being elected in 1948. SMALL WORLD DEPT.—Mr, and Mrs. Homer Tultle took a trip west, recently, out to see the Big Horn mountains, Yellowstone, etc., and back via the Teton mountains ... at Gillette, Wyoming, then ran into the W.C. Taylor family of Algona, and then at Gordon, Neb., spotted an Iowa "55" license, and found in the car Mr. and Mrs. Pat Jensen, also of Algona . . . thbse Al- gonans .reallyi get around. *' * * '; ' ' We noted that the/. Burl Theatre carried in its ad last week a reference to a Hedy Lamour as being the star of a show . . . probably a case of some new actress i with Lamour's top and ijedy's bottom. j'i;,' * * * • "••'! .»^d At the Rotary •lunch the; other day, Laird Dunran, husband of the former Esther Free i of gona, was guest speaker Al- he predicted a sports era such us the nation has never seen, which seems to hit the nail on the head he is athletic director of the Financing Idleness (Chr|$U»Q Science Stoiiitor) • Payments, to the jobless are being rais«d in Msssachusetls-^nd otfier states to ij Jevel where it will often bring more money ot a person to be idle than to work- The tend-is toward lifting unemployment compensation to $26 a week / to 26 weeks^-a poast^ .maximum from the state of betwben $^5 and, ( , As it happens, $2l.<j:'«!Week in ^,.,,,.,, t -^ benefits is equivalent W about $30 in wagfs, $J5 from the state is a clear payment; the feci g«ts it aU. But cut of wjhajt an einRjojrer pays mus* ibf deduc(«4 the witlih^ld)xig taxes, r plu3 l in e«j- P^jyee's expenses, such "as car fare, Juncnls, wear PA clothes, etc- Consequently, many an employe* will figur^ out th^t he can do just as weU or better by staying home «£d4iyjnj on "fltSlEJPJ r ' n . e wt compens{»fion as ?M* working for $27, fzSTPO, or a bit more. One of the <best posted authorities on unemployment compensation in New England puts It ttils way: "Recently the union obtained a minimum wate of 65 cents an hour in the textile mills and 75 cents in the woolen 1 mills. These increases helped it great deal In recruiting new labor. Now. what will hpppen if a worker can get as much or more by not v working?" . To 'fe pn unemployment compensation a job- jeiss worker must accept suitable employment when offered to him. But the United States Employment {Service is now desperately handicapped by having so few jobs to offer of a character that is -widely suitable. That helps to make an applicant for benefits practically the judge. Me can generally obtain the 'payments if he wants them. Unemployment insurance deserves to be strengthened and protected. But legislation which calls for payments which are an inducement to idleness deserves more study than it is now receiving. Westfield, N. J., high school millions of young men have, had an intensified athletic program in all services and they • are going to seek all forms of athletic participation . . . the wise community will plan accordingly. * * * We noted ihe girls. at James Drug having a good laugh and looking at the door ... we turned and saw the reason . . . Elmer Langmack and Duane Dewol trying to get through the door at the same time: that was the long and short of it. * * » WEATHER DEPT. Theo Hutchison recently returned with his family from a vacation trip in the Lake-of-th.;-Woods country to report temperatures there of 101 and 102, spcond highest in that section'? history . . the sanii week "ho'e the highest temperature \vas 89. * * * The first one of these "horse" stories we ever heard took place in a taxicab in Washington. You know, one of those "sharp-the ride' affairs. Well, two of us (male) jammed into a cab to ride from a hotel to the Union Station, and found two occupants already in said cpb (female). En- route a conversation developed, and one of the ladies told one of these "horse" stories, something about a talking horse that pulled a milk wagon. The young lady turned out to 'be Rosalind Russell, bv the way—no kiddinp. Anyway here's another "horse" story we ran across: A horse went into a diner and ordered a hamburger with onions. "O. K.', said the counterman and brought him one. Spon the horse odrered another hamburger. "Coming up," said the counterman. "Now look," said the horse. "I didn't mind it the first time, but you've left off the onions again." Another custom*r, very amazed, nudged his friend. "Say," he whispered, "See that horle eat- ina hamburger?" "Yeah," said the friend. "That's 'the service you get nowadays . . . they'll leave off the onions every time." * » * Harry Godden missed a meeting of his service club here, so to make up he drove over to Britt ... and then he had to drive back again ihe next day — to get his hat. which he forgot on the first trip. * », * STATE OF THE NATION— Jack Streit says this is the But, of course .there are a good many veterans who wil be happy to know that the supply of feminine students will be encouraged, even if the males have to sleep on the campus knoll. * * * Well, Mrs. Roosevelt handled the situation very nicely, and not at all the way the sob-sisters might have expected. Told she could not take her dog, Fala, into a New England hotel, she said "all right," and nothing mor.e, and took a tourist cabin. That brief comment, without criticism, must have been a horrible blow to the numerous folks who have always managed to find fault with Mrs. FDR. * * , * yjTh'e fact lhai army officers ^fent to New&York under orders, \vith their traveling expenses paid, at the time of the Garsson wedding, was one of those incidences that occur in government. Government business seems to just happen to take any number of state and national officials, at world series time, to a city where the world series happens to be played. Or a large amount of government business is fount in Louisville at Kentucky Derby time, etc. Officials must be get ling a bit sensitive on the sub iect, right about now. * * * Connecticut is called the "Nut meg State" and also the "Land of Steady Habits." We've seen a little nutmeg used on top o: other ingredients that didn't exactly lead to an abundance o: steadiness, however, .but maybe Cpnnecticut is different. * 4 « Polio Pointers: try and prevent youngsters from mingling or joining crowds; the disease is passed bn chiefly by actual con- tack with germ bearers. Wash hands carefully, csoecially before meals; personal cleanliness is always a helpful preventative, * * * Del Leaneagh has been in Rochester for some time, b'ul should be home this week. He sent a postcard, carrying this inscription: "B(lessed is he who waits, and groweth not impatient, for he shall inherit the right to move up—and wait in another room!" t * * Famous Last Line—Girls who act like elder sisters, seldom register with misters) \mvet Auxilary Meets The Seneca Amvets held their regular meeting Tuesday at the home of Mrs. Dettman .Nielsen with Mrs. C. C. Voigt as co-hostess. During the business meeting it was voted to send $25 to the Des Moines Veterans hospital to help purchase a Hammond organ for their chapel. Members present at this meeting were Mesdames Hans Thompson. Alfred Godfredsen, Martin Wilberg, Olaf Ofteda.hl, Fred Jensen, James Nyman, Roy Osborn, Fred Brow, A. E. Nelson, Jack Behrends, C. C. Voight and Dettman Nielsen, Guests included Mrs. Carl Voight and son. At the July meeting held at the James Doocy home with Mrs. Fred Jensen assisting, the following standing committees were named: Ways and means, Mesdames Ralph Campbell, Alfred Godfredson; telephone committee, Mrs. Clarence Petersen, Mrs. Hans Thompson, and Mrs. Jack Behrends. Mrs. Roy Osborn Was named as reporter. Blast Victim Buried At West Bend, Aug. 1 Bode: Funeral services were held in the Methodist church in West Bend Friday afternoon, August 1, at 2:30 for Irvin Bonnstetter, 29,- who was instantly killed while blasting trees on Tuesday noon, July 30, with burial in the West Bend cemetery. He is survived by his wife and three children, his parents, five brothers and. three sisters, West Bend; and three sisters in Bode, Mrs. Marcus Holland, Mrs. Seval Holden, and Mrs. Clyde Thatcher, Enjoy Roller Skating Bode: A group of young peo- | pie from the Algona Baptist church enjoyed a roller skating party at the rink Thursday evening and also on Friday evening there was a young people's party from Lu Verne, height of something or other. At the University of Iowa they have turned a men's dormitory, into a woman's dormitory, and at the same time are shrieking to high leaven about getting housing in Iowa City, for returning veter- Released By Navy Pon Vickroy Wer4, Plwm.%- cist M3te third class, \vae discharged from the Naval service Aug. 3, a news release from Great Lakes Nayal Separation Center states. He live; at 322 S. Thorington St. WANT APS BRINGS S ! Mr. and Mrs. Roy Osbprn and; family were last'Sunday'dinner guests at the Clyde Cooper home at Algona. Shirley and Darlene Lee have been visiting at the Osborn home, while Lucille Osborn is visiting at the grandparent Cooper home. Mrs. Otto Wilberg accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Jens Hah verson, Mrs. Albert Ullestad and Mrs. Linus Jensen of Ringsted, drove to Jewell, la., Thursday to attend the funeral of' an uncle, Mrs. Ivor .Johnson. When buying- fertilizer for your fall seedings, remember that you are fertilizing two crops. After the grains are harvested next year, there must still be plenty of potash available in the soil to insure a heulthy growth of clover or alfalfa. Your fertilizer application should be ample for both crops. A 2 -ton yield of'dover.hay requires 2 1/3 times as much, potash as is needed to produce 30 bushels. of wheat. . « Use 200-400 Ibs. of 3-12-12, :3-9-18, 0-12-12, 0-20-io, or 0- 10-20 per acre for fall seedings. Consult your official agricultural advisers to determine the best grade suited , for your needs. See .your fertilizer dealer and order recommended grades. ' Write us for free in f or tn at ion and literature • ,on the itraetical fertilization" of, crotis. ; •••'.•' \< '• . i\- ' \--nt' '••:- 'i •'. ,« i:- -•/•' .'• •*•. -• ". ;. •.•'',* '*«- 1 '* <*,' ;r v ^ i; 1155 Sixteenth St., N.W. POTASH INSTITUTE • \. Washington (5, D.C. , . 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