The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 27, 1946 · Page 8
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 8

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, August 27, 1946
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UPPER DES MOINES, 9 North Dod'geX Street—Phones 16-17 J. W. HAGGARD & A. B. WALLER, Publishers Entered as Second Clas^ 'Matter at the Postofftce at Algona, Iowa, under of Congress of March 3, 1879. IssuV 1 Weekly. National Advertising Representative: National Advertising Service, ,188 W. Randolph St., Chicago. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSStt Til CO. One Year, in advance , $2.50 Upper Des Moines and tfbs'suth County /M- vance in combination, per year .,....$4.00 Single Copies .» 7c SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSAUTH One Year, in advance $3.00 Upper Des Moines and Kossuth County Advance in combination, one year $.VOO No subscription less than 0 months. ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per inch 42c- OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER The news story carried in this Issue of the paper on the development of Clinton oats, sometimes referred to as^'the wonder onts", is interesting in itself, to our mind. But the story behind the story is the development that took place before this new type of oats reached the stage of being offered to farmers. And that is where Iowa State College enters the picture. Mnny times there can be doubt expressed as to the appropriations that have to be nuido for state educational institutions. But the fact that Iowa State College agricultural research men and equipment made possible the .development of the Clinton oats can ensily be overlooked in the excitement over the oats them- selv bs. Tax money, which supports the college, in tills case.was put to use in a way thnt every fanrfer -will eventually have a chance to benefit fror-a, and to see a dollar and cents return. To the men who successfully carried through Ihe development of the new variety, it should be a soiA-ce of everlasting pride of accomplishment. T'.iey have made a ipermtinent contribution to the ii.Hlustry of farming. "• Hi B. W. rna-de excellent pfogr&BS Editorial By J. W. Haggard The Atomic Bomb This paper predicted at the -time of the first use of the atomic bomb on Japan that eventually the bomb would be used to destroy all civilization; in the world, if not properly controlled. There; have been numerous suggestions made of how best, to control the handling of the death bomb, which has been shown has the power to wipe out an entire city or fleet of warships in t/he twinkling of an eye. God surely never designed that any human being should control such power which should only be held by the Supreme Being in the control of the universe. Mr. Sta-sson, former governor of Minnesota, and a potential republican candidate for lihe presidency of the United States, has suggested that this country should share tire bomb secret with other countries of the world through an international commission, which .should see to it that the bomb should never be manufactured -for war purposes and that the atomic power should be only used for the furtherance of power in peaceful pursuits. Of course this is perhaps the best solution of the problem, if it could be successfully carried out. It is safe to say th'at several countries of the world including Russia will soon be able to manufacture these death bombs, and may be doing so a 1 the present moment, and it is foolish for us to try to keep the secret. Prof. Urey, Noble prixe winning scientist and chemist who was one of the main contributors in the development of the new weapon, says that there is no defense against the atomic bomb nor will there'be. He says that atom bombs may be manufactured cheaply, and that it' v/ar breaks Out again they will be used and "they will destroy our civilization". However the scientist says the manufacture of bombs may be stopped by ah international committee, and if this is not done, we should immediately prepare for the third war, which would mean the destruction of all civilization. The total abolition of war is the only hope for the world, Prof. Urey says. World civilization 'has been destroyed several times in the years gone by, and it may be that when our scientists are able to control all of the elements that are usually supposed to rest solely in the hands of God, it is time to stop and find out who is the real power 'and start all over again, as this world has done before. Federal Money For State Use . While there is considerable discussion in these parts as to state treasury surplus funds on the one hand, and federal spending on the other, an interesting item of finance came to light last week regarding both. The Iowa state administration Is to receive a total of $13,110,000 from the federal government for a public help program under the newly broadened social security act. When* a democratic national administration turns that sum over to a republican state administration it is very interesting. It is hardly likely that the republican state administration will go out of its way to inform the people that this windfall came from the federal treasury, either, Development of government these past few years has been rapid and complex, too complex. The federal government by taking on more and more in the way of responsibility and administration finds it necessary to procure more tax money in order to operate. But in the process, when som of the funds are allocated back to the states foi use by the stale, the federal government is going to get little credit from anyone. As a result, it would seem much better ir cases wherever possible that the federal government keep out of matters that might more suitably be handled by the slates. There are some things like national road building, or national health, 01 educational programs, that have to be co-ordinat- ed and should be by federal agencies. But the federal government is getting no credit from anyone for acting as a national collection agency anc then allocating it back to individual states. As a mailer of fact we find the same individuals that are crying to high heaven about federal expense only too glad to hold out their hands for federal funds for stale use, and keeping prelly mum about Ihe source of Ihe money. R. B. W. Opinions of Other Editors Marshalltown Times-Republican: A government which has the power to act to save and protect the nation by drafting its youth to face the horrors of war ought to be powerful enough to protect the public in the matter of supplies of the necessities of lUe such as coal, fuel, oil, transportation, etc. " strikes are said to be battles between management and labor. And Mr. John Q. Public occupies no-man's land without benefit of a foxhole."—Irone Ore, Ishpeming, Mich. Mason City Globe-Gazelle: History has more than one proof thai social legislation which makes paperism inviting is deadening «nd undesirable. Social "Insecurity" Plans. Sheldon Mail: Estimates of the cost of a comprehensive system of compulsory social security in this country are staggering, ranging as high as 25 per cent of the income of gainfully emplo#g» persons. That these estimates may not be far wrong, is indicated by England's experiments with social security. A 'bill has -been submitted to the House of Commons which includes provisions similar to those set .forth in the Wagner Bill the American version of "all out" compulsory social security. According to the New York Times, "It has been calculated that with the new bill, and on the assumption that not more than 5 per cent of the employable population will be unemployed on the overage the British government will be taking about 24 per cent of the gross income of individual in compulsory contributions for social security and other forms of social services." The tragic part of these "social security" proposals is that they would seize 'by law what most people would otherwise he able to class as "savings." After 25 per cent of an average person's income is arbitrarily deducted by government, he will have precious little cash or incentive left to provide .for his own future. Moreover, payment under the government program couldn't keep a church mouse alive and healthy in these days of inflation. FISH STORY DEPARTMENT: Lloyd Wellcmlorf, who with Ab Lnuritzcn and Ralph Morgan gained fame earlier in the season by attempting to land the deep-sea monster over at Spirit Lake, has again stored a blow for bigger and belter fish stories. Seems Lloyd constructed" a new type of bait, then went down to ITumboldt, where the forks of the Des Monies river join,, and began Using .this bait. He caught so many fish, so quick, that he decided it wasn't fair to fishermen or fish to let the secret of this new bait get out, so he took it some yards from the stream and buried the bait. Then came the climax; the fish in their eagerness to reach the bait came clashing at the river bank, tearing it to shreds. At last reports the fish were still tearing up the banks. Now this is the .way wo heard the story, and you can pick it up from there. « * * .„••••• Harold Brandt has become in- crpasingly interested in fishing, partially through the efforts of Carl Morck, who is quite a fisherman in his own right. Carl ushered Harold to Rapidan, where the latter caught ,a. 16-lb. catfish, which goes to show... that you can never tell \vHz(^ij;'will wind up in a local colcl\s"tprage locker. Harold used a bull'chain to secure the giant catfish, to be sure it didn't get away . . . and if this isn't so you can . Mame Carl, because he's the one that vouches for the story. By RUSS WAttttft industries and payrolls to the city. * m * —A new courthouse. Not all of these things can be done at once; some are already in the formative stages; other.*? arc shied away from in most quarters. . The Junior Chamber of Commerce has advocated some of the above, and for our money cle- ift driving iFbtrtid;' other' communities fittttielftlng, prove thei cafi do iib c'on'tinually, ow,n, cities. Algona At least one-half of the lown corn fcfop for:1046 was past the critical stage, this week. This goocl nefyS cahi6 from ,agricultural, .gourde^ locally, Mort^ day. The yield is Expected to produce a new record, not only in Kossuth state. county, but past two weeks, the report idye, and "at present soil moisture is aW4u!rte f(5r Im'me'diate heed iff all sections." .; fcieid .t-epprts said thai about 60 percent tff thfi stalks have sc£ hiore than one ear, especially in* the central and southern part of Iowa, with 'a slightly less percentage in the northern section, Ii these small shoots should de- yel6p.a small era, it would Have a material effect on the average yield, also. • An all-time yield of 073,31.8,000 bushels has been forecast for Iowa. Hi , VttrlHtitra Amount Oft v Trucks • Airplanes R. S. BLOSSOM •1st door lowit State Dank Portmouth (Virginia) Star: God's great mastery over the world and .all that there is in it will .still reign over atomic bombs or other inventions ol man. A poll of 134 German youths has shown thst more than a third of Uiem still express "unmistakably nazi" attitudes, according to a recent report from American occupied Germany. The poll was conducted by the occupation authorities. A year of occupation apparently has failed to destroy the Hitler ideology in the minds of German school children.—Iowa City lowan. Still Time to Have Their School Togs DRY CLEANED The "MODERN" Way Phone 537 Now We Call for and Deliver MODERN DRY CLEANERS & TAILORS Our scouts Jell us of an inci dent that bears repeating, be cause it should serve as a warn ing to the males of the specie that they can't pull the woo over the eyes of the females for ever: Seems a young fellow told hi better half he was going to a do ings and dinner at a certain spot and left. Later in the evening he cami home. His wife cheerily and in nocently asked him how the din nor, program, etc., '.was. He re plied the dinner was, as usual burned to a crisp, or something [ike that. , ») "How interesting," said the !ittie woman. "I happen"-';! to (now that the meal was nevei served because the electricity was cut ofif, and the whoTejifahg die at a restaurant." :, * * * -r* « !This didn't happen^n Algonai, nit from what we heard it did 5Ot lead to a smoother •> matrimonial road. " ' * * « WANT AD OF THE WEEK: Some of these vets who had lenty of time to think have do- eloped a technique all their own, as for instance this one who ran this classified ad recently in Philadelphia: WANTED: Boss' Marriageable Daughter. Unusually fine opportunity to liquidate the daughter problem and simultaneously acquire a capable executive for your organization. Absolute satisfaction guaranteed or your job and daughter cheerfully rcfund- Five prospective employers replied. * * * We heard a slory about a D. A. R. talking to a P. E. O. and conversation ran something like this: P. E. O. "Yes. my dear, my ancestry dales back lo ihe days of Charlemaone. ' ; How old is your family?" D. A. R. "I really can't say; you see all of our family records were lost in the Flood." * * * Local automobile dealers tell of getting form letters from individuals from many '• distant points, offering their sad and pathetic cases and reasons for getting a new car at once, and offering to take a surplus machine off the dealers' hand.:. That's whal we call optimism. * * * Lest we fall asleep, in Ihe Algona community, it would be well to taku an occasional trip around to other communities. Estherville is a bee-hive of activity, these days, new buildings going up, new industry being invited to the city and accepting the invitation. 'Emmetsburg is sprucing up considerably, and aided by a well-planned, wide business thoroughfare, is showing steady improvement in all ways. Spencer, as usual, has half a dozen irons in t,he fire toward civic expansion. Algona needs some definite improvements: —A new hospital. —Street widening. —Improved parking conditions. —City-sponsored garbage collection. —A sewage disposal plant. —Development of a program for eventually repavirig the chief city streets, not already concrete surfaced. —City signs at the jriain approaches from all djreetipns. —Contact with the state "highway commission? regarding the bad traffic hazard on, 1(59, at the approach from Jones git", the Milwaukee underpass, to the Rainbow bridge. —Solution of the housing problem, with more concrete efforts toward getting housing units or building materials. • —Civic opehfmndedriess and co-operation in bringing smaller ; ibTTltb unbelt .AuirHoltiTV bt= THE COC^-COIA COMPANY BY SPRINGS QOdA-COIjA BOTTLING COMPANY Humboldl, Iowa . His Farni Fields Are Factories U. S. FARMERS have made our!fields into factories. We live better than people in other countries because our farmers get more out of the soil, ( The steel industry takes pride in the way it baa helped bring about this improvement in farm practice. Tools of steel^from the plowshare to the giant combihecrhave multiplied in number and increased vastly In quality. Fifty years ago the typical farm in America used about 3 tons df steel. Today the. figure is nearer YlYi toils. That is a measure of the modernization of .agriculture a»4 an indifcaticfn of the lems," We have but one set of probJems for everybody. . If strikes, for instance,,, restrict the supply of farm implements and supplies through work stoppages, or make their cpst prohibitive, /tmerica is out of gear. Anything which tends in this dJre<rt&|i ja bad for the farmer—and finally for fe Farmers' know -it, Everybody else know it, • 4 * * * . mills tieetl all the scrap they can get, The and t« * «»»»»-« *-4.^*T...^« -..,»..,».» f^^f^f^.^ ..ja^&jfctjtyy^.,,,, '"MgSg^gJhtftl We no t|on problem*" S T EP* Iws?i T u W , 350 Fifth • ' '%3^^^ mil A" la uf la " *

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