The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on September 10, 1946 · Page 8
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, September 10, 1946
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I'AGE TWO 9(gotta 9 North Dodge Street—Phones J, W. HAGGARD & R. B. WALLER, Publishers J5ntere«fl as Second Class Matter at the Po^toffice fit Aljfovia, Iowa, under act of Congress oA. March 3, 1879. Issued Weekly. \ NATIONAL €DITORI/\|L» ' % ASSOCIATION National Advertising Rt presentative: National Ad-rer- ti'slkig Service, 188 W. Etan- dolpft St., Chicago. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO. One Year, in advance ............................................ $2.5iB Upper Des Moines and Kossulh County Advance in combination, per year .................. $4.00' Single Copies ................................................................ 7c SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIOE 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 Polio Not A New Disease It seems that there are "styles'.' in diseases, or perhaps we had better say, there are new names constantly appearing to designate diseases that were formerly known by drffcrcnl names. ^It used to be that if you were bothered with a pain in the stomach, it was said that you had the "bellyache" and should take a physic. Not so simple nowadays. It is now called "appendicitis" and you may perhaps be in for a painful and expensive operation. Nowadays the doctors and nurses put on a mask when performing an operation.. "Polio" is a comparatively new name for a disease that has been more or less prevalent all down the- years. Now we have "intestinal flu". Dr. P. V. J;mse, one of Algona's leading physicians, in an ar- the Des Moines Register's Forum pnge last week, says that the public should not be alarmed over this much advertised epidemic called "polio", and says that old fashioned measles causes more deaths than to so-called '-polio". Below we print Dr. Janse's interesting article. To the Editor: This word Flu was coined following the epidemic- of influenza in 1918 and '19. Since that time this little three letter word has surely helped the medical profession in making a bedside diagnosis; even went so far as to call a gastro-enteritis (old fashioned diarrhea), intestinal flu. Now Polio is sort of cutting in on Mr. Flu since every youngster who develops an unaccountable temperature with accompanied malaise, etc., is given a spinal puncture and the technician makes the diagnosis? We had just as much polio ."id years ago as we have now. for in those days the only cases diagnosed as infantile paralysis were those that developed a definite paralysis which is found in less than 2 pel- cent of cases suffering from this much dreaded disease. Fatal cases of polio today are those who die of the bulbar type, which in past we called spinal-meningitis or brain fever. The public should not be alarmed over this much advertised epidemic anymore than measles, which causes more deaths- than the so-called polio. I firmly ^believe more children have ha.d polio in the past than measles.—Dr. P. V. .Tanse, Algona, Iowa. Farewell to Prison Camp The $1,700,000 prisoner-of-war camp tit Algona is finally in the process of being completely dismantled. Everything that has gone before is a job of salvage and demolition. The project represents a tremendous net loss to the taxpayers; it could be no other way. Our small operation cmoparde to the present wholesale enemies didn't waste that much money on taking care of their prisoners, but we did. Perhaps in the long run we'll get some reward, somewhere. It also marks the end of an era. Prison camps will be pretty much out-of-date in future conflicts, il any come along. The atomic bomb and rocket warfare age will hardly be conducive to taking prisoners. It should be too much trouble and take too long. A bomb or rocket will do the job thoroughly and quickly. R. B. W. .< ALGONA VVPm ALG0NA IOWA it sdaSs that if lite toners df tftte emtttfry were'allowed to nominate .the <ntttt .pufeStdieftt the race wotttd bfr made by Gov. frewey ctf frew York as the republican candidate and President Truman as the democratic nominee-. Successful Farming magazine has made a .nation Wide survey and their -poll showed th'at 36 per cent of the republican farmers want Dewey for the republican nomination. Thirty-two per cent want Harold E. Stassen, -former goyemot of Minnesota. Among the democratic farmers B2 per cent want Mr. Truman. Thirteen per cent favorer! Henry Wallace. Other republican choices were John Bricker, Cornier governor of Ohio, I'O per cent; Senator Arthur Vandenburg,, Michigan, 7 per cent,- Gen. Douglas Ma6Arthtir,.6,ner cent;, and nobt, A. Tart, former P*eaidetit Haover and G«n. Dw^fght Eisenhower. 3> percent each. Other democratic choices were 1 Secretary of StaHe James F. Byrnes, 5 -per cent. Eisenhower 5 per cent and Edward Stettinlus, 4 per cent. Of coUrse it is a question as to whether a strictly farm poll would indicate the sentiment of the country as a whole, but it may 'be n pretty fair in- didation o:C the strength of the leading candidates. SJkipping Scandal and Shipping Strikes / Facts already known about the wartime administration of our merchant fleet smell s'trongly ofi scandal, and Representative Wigglesworth of IVftissachusetts cites a report 'by the comptroller //sneral indicating a $5.8 BILLION discrepancy in 'ilte records of the maritime commission and those a/, the war shipping administration. i This is a considerable discrepancy! Ships worth $38 million were allowed to earn $1200 million in 18 months. Others earned six to 'eight times their worth in one trip, while others •were insured for 10 to 20 times their value. While the people are willing to float a merchant marine they will hardly care to pay for supercargo of profits, and certainly not for a bilge of .corruption. But that is just about what they did during the war, with everyone taking a "cut" from the shipping line operators on down the line to the mess boys who padded their overtime sheets and payroll for all they were worth. i:.- $ * Now comes trouble with the merchant seamen, also. They want more money, and recently sot a wage increase. In that connection, it is interesting to note a letter to the editors of Time Magazine, carried in the last issue, as follows: "Sirs: As an American seaman I get the benefits of the new wage scale. Grateful as I am, I am sorry. It spells the doom of our Merchant Marine. Our government will not support by subsidy a class of aristocratic bums touring the world. There are a few honest, sincere, loyal seamen, but most of them are a disgrace to our country. One needs only to view the record of each ship as it leaves port—those left in jail, those who run afoul of the law, those who have become diseased . . . "Aboard ship these same 'bums' never deliver an honest day's work. {They look upon their pay as a retainer, then pad up the "overtime account" to the limit ... "Very little of the pay is used for "pork chops". Most of it goes for booze and women, all in a loud, vulgar display that advertises the U. S. abroad most 'disgracefully. I'm sorry, tut the facts face us daily on cruise. Carl Sampson, Rio de Janeiro." * * « Interested groups—shipping operators, shipbuilders, union leaders, etc.—make a nice play to our patriotic side iby calling for keeping the U. S. flag and the U. S. merchant fleet on the high seas. In view of the foregoing, and the fact that the U. S. taxpayers will be expected to subsidize this monstrous grab-bag, it seems like a poor investment. IOWA OOOtT»£S. ST cretm/y - 7 ... FIRST SET OF UlvS f fiWiw CEMETERY; /ED ISdtiC A. - Fat Boy w A CIRCUS IN THE Ed OF mess (u (830 /ir/\ MEETWIJHELD AR6VUVA SMALL COTTOUWOOO 166 NEflR THE POBUOOE ATUNICIPAL * # •Jftteli cmett, nSW the Hotel AlgBfik, V«a9 nearWi fWbrM tfte o1her f aftftnoon i' the rKJtei Pine R6om when fbme- body .playing j n binball, came racked up 04 FREE dAMfiS. When the bells began to ring and the lights began to flicker and kept up for five minutes Jake wasr running around saying "shut It off, shut the <mft«nihe off.". The 94 free garnies were played out, too. P60TBALL NOTEs l Everything may be" firie* about this (- but at first glance there has U, S. NaVal ,ft6w leaving the Academy *m8i t re-ent«ring a PenrTsylvflnil: university, and (2) A West Point player is fepbrfea trying to ,leaVe that instlttHiori and return 'to Mississippi to school. It was O. K. to play on the teams during the war, ever. , famous Last Lltta^lt lit mUsie id fhe gambler 16 hear Ihe sucker roar, READ Tttt WANT AD3 tf -ASfr Storage of All Kinds Itttnllng ItiSftf flttd 'damage .6! art to do 1 611 klitas 8f gHMttljjjj> .,Ak««** **• HELPEPPEYELOP Jbrtffl 0$ MlWG , (isii) mwmm oantfmw MOKTHWEST AND SOUTHEAST, WHICH AIPEP SRSmfclN THE ESraBUSMENTOFNORTimi pM IWPUSTRlES , WHOSE, PROPOCTS rtRE SEMTlCi jfltl' P/K?TS unit " ), 4cc&>r. . Sew cdtiTKteortot/s TO m/s PAPER Truman a Brave Man President Truman on his vacation did some fishing, but mostly loafed and swam—with his glasses on, too. But most surprising of all, Truman was quoted and did not contradict the statement that he "didn't care much to fish." Now that statement calls for -bravery on. the president's part. To up and tell the world he isn't much of a fisherman and doesn't care much about fishing is about as contradictory to the usual political maneuvers as it would be to say you didn't want to kiss a baby because yie little brat was ton dirty and had wet pants. n. B. W. A new secret order exists in Algona, and will continue to operate unharmed. But for a short time it gave Mrs. C. B. Murtaglx astonishment and alarm. Checking over things around the yard at the Murtagh home on North Thorington, Mrs. Murtagh dropped in to look over the barn at the rear of the -property. There was much evidence of the barn being used. Daggers, ; knives, a noose properly adjusted and waiting for a neck, alltwere uncovered in the barn. Mp:jj ;:M. called in Cecil McGinnis'CiT the Algona police, who set ah ambush. i h o r 11 y afterward, ~Sfe"aTthy figures slipped into the barn from an entrance toward Hall St. McGinnis pounced on the visitors, and found a half dozen or so youngsters of the eight- year-old variety, all dressed up meeting in their . . . even a cocker for a formal •Robber's Den spaniel was also along, and all dressed up by his young masters. Mrs. Murtagh, called into consultation, approved the program — with the understanding that no matches would be used, and we presume she and Cecil are now both charter members, as well. * * * If any community has a brace of plumbers who are greater fishing fans than is .the case with Algona, we'd like to know about it. Just check them over: prac- ticaly fans. all of them are fishing With ceilings being lifted on this and that some one suggests that the Office of Price Ascension is more appropriate.—New York World-Telegram. A commentator says the CIO is avoiding strikes because it cannot afford them now. The idea, it seems, is to work hard and save for the big day, as in the case of a vacation.—Omaha Evening World-Herald. More Kossuth Farmers Read The Algona Papers Than Any Other Publication Newspaper or Magazine—Daily, Weekly or Monthly 90 PERCENT OF THE FARMERS IN KOSSUTH BEAD ONE OR BOTH OF THE ALGONA PAPERS That's Why You Reach The Folks You Want With Farm Sale Ads! THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES Tuesday in 1946 THE KOSSUTH COUNTY ADVANCE Thursday in 1946 Molly Sullivan has .been carefully briefed by her mother on not accepting rides in | •gtr.ange -cars or being talked int.O; leaving the premises with strange men. But recently," over at the Okobo- jis, Molly accepted a ride in a 'boat from a strange man. When she had safely returned, and her mother inquired why shgjhad accepted, despite warnings on the subject, Molly replied: "Well, looked him over and he didn't have a holster so I knew'he was all right." * * * : • MAIL BAGr Gene Wray, ex - Algonan, now living in Omaha, sends a postcard from Bemidji, Minn., with a picture of Paul Bunyan and his Blue Ox ... sends his greetings. He also adds that Nebraska is going to have a football team this fall, which should be good news for Bob Ncaly of Burt, also an ex-Nebraskan. * * * From the -Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colo., comes a clipping from the "On The Town" column about an Algona girl—we quote: I was listening the other day to a woman who looks enough like Norma Shearer to be her double tell a group of men about the care and feeding of livestock. It seemed rather unusual for a woman to so capably explain various kinds of feeds. She told him her name is Mrs. Lyle Pugh. and she is office manager for the Vitamized Feed Co. coming here a year ago from Algona, Iowa." Mrs. Pugh is well known here, and is a daughter of Jim'E. McEnroe of Plum Creek twp. * « * . WEEK'S BEST STORY: Seems a local firm, in making long distance calls, has on ,one or two occasions been asked if they had a priority . . . having priorities for various other things connected with building, the firm said sure, they had a priority . . . asked what it was, they told the operators "Number One." This was. O. K. for a time or two until one- day Fred Tljjun, local pfcone manager, r*n across a number one priority and checked into the matter. The catch: the Number One phone priority is reserved for only two men in the country, i President Truman and General Eisenhower. "We sure got our calls through in a hurry though," said the local business man ,when he was informed of the situation. Our intention is not lo stir up •Mr. Ding Darling, or the State Safety Council, or anybody for that matter, but did you notice when you received your new driver's license .that along with it came a neat little lithographed letter reproduced from the Office of the Governor, extolling the value of highway safety and careful driving? Those are two subjects OIT which there is no disagreement, naturally. But was it just coincidence that this same little memo to practically every adult in the state was from Gov. Robert D. Bluo, in blue ink, and just before the November election? We think this is about the most, economical form of personal campaigning at state expense we've run across for a long fine. Leo "mme-rfcll ciuniy auditor, spent part 01 'iis vncation in Missouri and happened to run across a primary ballot in that state he discovered the ballots had symbols, above each party's candidates lot.i symbol Choice Residence Property For •^il:l^^C, ' Because of advancing years anil lior decision ;tft ^ino.vo to,'? anqtiicfr,i, city where she will be nearer iffcrfyelaUvesj Bt-r'si 'J)ora Webeir Urcji ait- thorlxes me lo, find a buyer for hej' nio,derniy equipped house, on -l^&Jots at, No. 319 E. Call St., In Algona. , The pleasant location of this Iiouse, convenient, to the : main business section of town, makes it very attractiver Thc original builder of tJie house was himself n. builder who used choice material and built it well for his own home; and the present owner maintains It In exceptionally good condition; a fact bona fide prospective buyers are invited to verify. ,-••••••-• The house is insulated for 1 economical heating, and for coinfort lioth winter and summer. Has oil-burning furnace, KMMharrel cisten witli new electrical water-lift? an extra fine, large, flourescent light in (he kitchen. , ^ ...-',. •. '. -.'."'."• •'/'.. .';-,','C I''"' The ground-floor has »> rooms (2 available, for Itedrobms) arid complete bath-room, floors of the main portions of which are covered with a choice, high-grade, inlaid llifoleuin. ."•'••• y.'.'.- t . Y ' '•: The 2nd story, readily adaptable to use as a separate apartment and income producer, now has 4.Jied.rpom;^ 8 with ^ponvy «loset.|. The basement, under about 2/» of the house,; is smoothly cemented and clean/The roof of the bruise is of comp*ositpibn material in?goofl condition. The exterior of {lie house, is newly painted. The property Iras a good, roomy, garage, 12 ft. by 18 ft., and in.the rear ,is a large' shed which could also be converted into a garage. 'For further details and privilege of inspection orthls choice property get in touch^ SOON* with " ; '' - *? .' :• ( '. -,•--. . '••-, • : ' IT. B.-fiUTCHINS, Realtor ' . Office Tel. 205, Res..8»2-yT. v , 110 So. Bodge St.,:Algonn WE WELCOME AN OPPORTUNITY TO SHOW YOU THIS HOUSE i

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