The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on September 17, 1946 · Page 10
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PAGE TWO. ALGONA UPftEft ftiWfttOiNe& ALfcONA IOWA Hgotta clipper 9 North Dodg6 Street—Phones 18-17 J. W. HAGGARD St R. B. WALLER, Publishers- Entered as Second Class Matter at the Postotfice al Algona, lowai under hct of Congress 0£ March 3, 1879. Issued Weekly.. "• t NATIONAL 6DITORIAL.. SSOCIATION National Advertising Representative: National Advertising Service, 188 W. Randolph St., Chicago. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTII CO. One Year, in advance $2.50 Upper Des Moines and Kossulh County Advance in combination, per year $4.00 Single Copies 7c SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTII One Year, in advance $3.00 Upper Des Moines and Kossuth County Advance in combination, one year $5.00 No subscription less than Ci months. ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per inch 42c OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER tditorial By J. W. Haggard A Sensible Labor Leader Daniel J. Tobin. president of the International Teamsters Union, has shown al different times that he is the most sensible of all the labor leaders in this country, and is rated with the lafe. Samuel Gompers. who was held in high regard 'by.the general public as well as union labor. Mr. Tobin was a friend of the late President Roosevelt who was always ready to listen to him with respectful attention. Mr. Tobin has always insisted that strikes arc steps toward inflation and depression and has preached that doctrine in season and out. Mr. Tobin says that "the one serious incumbrnnce of labor today is the number of leaders who appreciate neither their responsibilities nor their opportunities. Many of them cannot or will not understand that on their shoulders rests to a large degree the future of the world. If they succeed in kicking this country into a disastrous depression tiie rest of the world sinks into it with us.. Such a depression would unquestionably mean the col- Ir.pse of every existing government, democratic, i'acist, communist. If labor and industry plunge blindly into a battle with each other we are all lost. We cannot afford to-be goaded into suicidal urtion. I am greatly encouarged by the number ol' labor men who realize that. I am disturbed however by the number who do not." Mr. Tobin says that uninterrupted production is the only thin" that will stop in nation. He says that eve'ry strike today is a step toward inflation, and advises that strikes should be avoided wherever possible. He believes that arbitration can .settle most strikes, and that strikers "in'--nearly every case lose more money than they may possibly gain even if they win. He thinks that throwing men out of work for weeks over a difference of two^pr three cents an hour is poor business for the workers. Mr. Tobin's policy is fur the men to stay at work under the best possible conditions they can get. Last week in New York City when his teamsters joined the maritime strikers. President Tobin ordered them back to their trucks at the request of the mayor of New York, to provide transportation name of Daniel Tobin should be given the highest for food stuffs and save the city from famine. The place in the history of union labor in America. "The Kiss of Death" The CIO and their Political Action Committee, which was given credit for the election of the late President Roosevelt to a fourth term, is generally understood to be slipping since the- death of Sidney llilhnan, who was a shrewd politician and who with other union labor leaders had their eyes on the control of the government of this country. It is told that John L. Lewis insisted that his name should so on tho democratic ticket as vice president along with President Roosevelt in the 1940 campaign, and when the president frowned on the idea, Lewis joined the camp of Willkie. This was one of the contributing causes i-i the defeat of Willkie in the opinion of many. Now the ClOers and their political action commit. tee are attempting to dictate who shall hold positions of power in the government, but it is plainly evident that since Millman's death that their pow- ei in politics is on I ho wane, and that they are on the way out. In some manner Senator Harry Byrd of Virginia, incurred the displeasure of tiie labor racketeers and he was marked for the slaughter. But the whole thing seemed to back-fire and Senator Byrd was nominated by a three-to-one majority the other day in the Virginia primary. Sen. Byrd has long been known tor his fight lor economy in government and has saved the United States many millions of dollars before and during the war. Sen. Byrd really should have been put forward as a candidate for the presidency long ago. But really the point we are calling attention to, is the iact that it is apparent that the support of the ClOers is in fact the "kiss of death" to most any candidate for office lately. The OPA, reports the United Press, has dropped dried octopus from the list of loucl.s remaining under ceiling prices. As one who dearly loves his dried octopus, we wondered when the OPA was going to get around to this.—Detroit Free Press. Hdspitali Plans Mbve^Akfcad i- Announfcement last* Weak thftt'ai$4Df),6o | O i 'ftoS al pilal will Ue built in Alftonn. toy. the •SlsitefS'Of' Mercy was indfeed' welcome. The entire area realizes fully that larger and better hospital facilities are needed to; serve this section of the state; •• Only question has bedn (1) What type o'f hospital and (2) where could personnel arid staffing bo obtained. ' The question of a ne)w hospital is not, .of course, an Algona question alone'. It concerns i the entire county, and even further. During the course of discussions regarding various types of hospitals it was finally agreed toy various groups concerned and interested here, that the private or- denomination type of hospital was preferable to one that would 1 have to come to a county vote', first, and if carried 'be dependent to some degree on county taxes in the future for its maintenance. Among the various local groups that had a majority on their committees feeling that a de_ nominational hospital was preferable was the Al* gotia Senior Chamber of Commerce, Junior Cham_ ber of Commerce and American Legion, as well as an independently organized hospital committee whose members were named from various local organizations. With that aim iri mind, efforts went for months to find some group interested in a hos. pilal here. About two months ago the order was found that agreed to assume financial obligation , Tor, and to staff a hospital here, with local financial help of about one-'fourlh of the total cost. Until actual completion of negotiations could be made, it was unwise to make 'preliminary announcements in the matter. Members of tho various hospital committees here have felt that a hospital run by a (or any) denominational group was preferable to a county hospital for several reasons: 1 — The actual local cost would be less. In this instance, the contribution of $100.000 in this area will result in a $400,000 hospital being erected. The hospital's bonded indebtedness is assumed by ;, hospital organization and not thrust upon the li.xpaper, which is certainly a fair, proposal. 2 — The problem of management is simplified. A private order has its own traindd -personnel, people with long experience in hospital management. 3 — Tho problem of nurses is simplified. Denominational groups have their own training schools for nurses. 4 — There is an elimination of politics. * :.t tt . While some county hospitals may operate at a profit or break evejn, there are many that do not. All deficits of operation fall back on the taxpaper. Algona members of the hospital committee were given to understand, in no uncertain terms, from other parts of the county some months ago, that while all agreed we no.eded a hospital, it would b'c unwise to tackle a county-vote proposi- I ''on— that it would not receive wholesale support. With these factors in mind and discussed, and even in .some cases actual voting on the matter, as 'in the American Legion hospital committee meeting, all efforts were then turned toward securing ;i denominational hospital. Many denominational sr;;ups were contacted; none successfully, -until the Sistcirs of Mercy decided in favor of an Algona site- Technically, our community has only one ma_ jor.obsta.cte-- at the moment.. , -That is, to raise $100,000. This is no small sum,, byt we sineere).y_ •-'' And the community is fortunate in that' tho- Sistors of Mercy are the largest 1 hospital order in the world, which means that experience, personnel and "knowhow" are going to be of the finest calibre obtainable. R. B. W. Coffee or Coke It seems that the war or something else has been the cause of a larger consumption of coffee in the United States. The South American companies who at one time only a few years ago were compelled to burn or dump into the ocean thousands of tons of coffee for lack of a market in this country, are now getting'a much higher price and finding a ready market for all they can raise. The United States are the heaviest coffee drinkers in Hie world and lately have'been drinking four cups ci coffee where we formerly only drank three. We formerly drank up fourteen million bags, each v/eighing 132 pounds, and this consumption of coffee has since the war jumped to nineteen million. This should please the anti-salooners, as a person cannot drink any amount of liquor while filled to the brim with coffee. It is said that even in England, where for years the people have been a nation of tea-drinkers, they have now switched over to coffee. During the war only licensed importers could bring coffee into this country. In connection with price control, a three cent subsidy was permitted. But when subsidies ceased and OPA temporarily expired on June 30. the price went up in a free market, and when OPA was renewed, the South Americans said flatly that we. could expect no coffee at the old figure. They pointed to the world demand and to skyrocketing prices within their own country. The OPA has now decided to increase the coffee price ten to thirteen cents a pound. It may finally re- jult in many of us going back to whiskey drinking, o:- it may be that we can get along on "coke". Just what will become of Chris Reese, now of Ocheydan, and his coffee gulpers club is now a pressing problem. Virtue is Its Own Reward. Reinbeck Courier: It just doesn't pay to be too honest. Oh, so you want to argue. Well look at Finland, she tried hard to be honest and pay her debts, and she suffered and suffered and lost part of her little country and was ravaged. And then look at England who never paid a debt, never lost any land or holdings, and still gets a huge gift, "loan" they call it, of several billions, and she has not even made an effort to pay back any part of the first loan. Now argue me that one. Let's bear some minister give us that in some Sunday morning sermon. 'Twill be difficult to explain away. "A CITY STORE WITH COUNTRY PRICES" from the Court House 6bi$J6 irr& area. '•"'' \ ^Wfe"V' fi *Vft' W& * ?<*•** ' juiflfitlitt M * s,.v-4.^' tfcu*** * atftif.e****. jut ^ IK- •*•**** *f' * •: %)Hride«ftg,.thft? seriou&ieli An auto $6ufiiefff t ; . dff you live in Ai *!*•' A . i . ' ..l.i_._.( . .' f are you doing any* "have » been respdnsible for the thing in any way to help- sfifid which" had* to- be rembved from benefit the .city in live? ... Of are bu < MBK the spinal >region. No improve- '' COS* , , What you, geUW 1 t WORKING; SLEEPIN ment can- be- made too sootr to please the many/friends of the, EAflNG FOUMPED m W EARLY 50'$., LEAD/MS SCHOOLS Of ITS MNP JM.(l$ OF THE OXEN P/?AWO mt>EO FOR m PIKE'S MAKING PAYS OF THE EARLY 60'$. ~^ &MK£/kwWIVtLL F»r$l. FOR f//STO/?/CflL FACT Off OPPtT/ZS P£/?Tti/f/MG rolOWA Paris and Mel Miner have a dog called "Salty." And "Salty" is about as well trained an animal as we have ever seen. Place a big, delicious looking bone in front of him (that was in the days of meat, of course), and tell him "Hold", and he held. "Salty" is also no dumbbell when it comes to knowing other things. He has a habit of stamping out all lighted cigarettes he f4nds lying around. '- : V ijt * IS When a photographer down in Florida advertised for a "girl who wanted to work in a darkroom", Ihe advertiser had to have Ihe ad jerked . . . Ihe first iqur ... .girls _whp applied didn'Jt know a fKing~abouf "photo"- c,raphy. One of Ihe popular "over the coffee" practices is matching for the check . . . ask Maury Thompson or Ray Besch about it. IN THE MAIL BAG: Paul Hamill, Sioux City"What goes on '.here, make with the pencil." O. K. Paul, can do. keep paper but Anonymous — "Please name out of the Star but Moines always old Upper Des looks good to me." Well, Conrad, the Star isn't such a bad paper, but comparisons are interesting. * * * The other afternoon your roving reporter chanced down on West Nebraska street and spotted three boys throwing a fo'otj- ball around. Two of them were Richard Vaughn, and David Shumway, the third one's name escapes us . . .anyway, the young men invited us to join the game and we did. About that time- a fourth lad arrived and took the other i'side, making the odds three to two ... it has been some *ime,£ince this individual parti- -cipatdd in any football, and 1 in two minutes we were panting in a manner not indicating first class condition. Only casualty: the little finger on the left hand is just bcginnig to get some feeling back. Punching a typewriter is easier. " * * * This is great weather for raking the yard, trimming shrubs, etc. Noticed Charlie Patterson hard at it behind a lawnmower the other afternoon, and pal, HE has something to mow there . . . for being in court." Sorry, but Marie Falkenhain£r was also there's only one way to print chasing stray leaves all over her courf news, and that's all of it front yard, and it looks like -a or none of it. /big; hot fire out in front some Frank Vera, Churchill, Mani- evening toba, Canada—'.'Visited this outpost mission and saw some beautiful husky dogs Which are fed on whale blubber exclusively; may try some myself." Better yet, bring some back, Frank. Conrad Rabe, Minneapolis— "Find check for the renewal enclosed. I take the Minneapolis Chris ' Reece, who graced this newspaper with his presence during the war and is publishing his own paper af Ocheydan, was in last week eri route to his home from < Des Moines, where Mrs. Reese had just undergone an operation. He reported ' that You, too, need f fie Extra Safety of t he.f ire f /iof< OUTWEARS PREWAR TIRES "I like these new B. F. Goodrich Silvertowns," says Mr. Joseph W. Thomas, Louisville, Ky., Yellow Cab driver, "and I know the boss likes them because they're giving better mileage and stand up better in rough,\ tough, day-in-and-out taxi service. But for me, I like that wide, flat tread. It gives me better control. I feel safer." Before the new B.F. Goodrich passenger car tire was offered for public sale, it had passed over 17 million miles of the roughest, toughest type of beating . , . in service on t^xi fleets (as Mr. Thomas describes), on police cars, and on the B.F.Goodrich tire test fleet, even at high speeds. Supplies of this^new tire are still limited. However, we'll do our best to keep your car rolling until we can get new t»res for you. CONVENIENT T E R MS AVAILABLE K. RUBBER WELDERS Lester DeBoIt U8 N, Thorington Phone 308 B.FGoodrich Heavy Volume pf Galls Continues fo Cause Long Distance Delays The volume of long distance calls is. twice what it^vas before the war and Is so. great that we don't have enough, facilities to handle all calls;promptly. In spite of acute shortages, of copper, steel and other materials we need which are holding up the delivery of'some equipment, we are adding new facilities as fast as we obtain them in order to get, long distance back to pre-war speeds and even faster. •••'•> -" ••••>• '••"• " . -' '.. -<f; -.••<••,. '•.:-.->\ f -' If-you can avoid making calls during the busiest hours which are between 9 a. m. and 3 p. m. it will be'appreciated. NORTHWESTERN I ELL TELEPHONE COMPANY -H Ilie force itaf -HoW* l/p the Rainbow Natural Bridge.. OILPLATES Your Engine f /*>pJE. of. America's wonders is the tre- XX mendous Rainbow Natural Bridge in Utah. 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