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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, October 8, 1946
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1 PAGE TWO.. atptta ... ALGONA UPPER DBS MtNES, ALGdNA, 9 North Dodge Street—Phones 10-17 J. W. HAGGARD & R. B. WALLER, Publishers Entered as Second Class Matter at the Postoffice al Algona, Iowa, under act of Congress of March 3, 1879. Issued Weekly. Not A fa* Burden Vi sd B) di fc hi tc hi rr IT E h b b S NATIONAL SDITORIAI— SSOCIATION National Advertising Representative: National Advertising Service, 188 W. Ran-- dolph St., Chicago. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO. One Year, in advance $ 2 - 50 Upper Des Moines and Kossuth County Advance in combination, per year $4.00 Single Copies 7c SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE 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 Wallace and Byrnes The terrible uproar that arose when Secretary of Commerce Henry Wallace voiced his views in New York the other day, was more or less a "tem- Sd^eT^ tough' 'with R^ia.'and'has 1 n regard to Russian diplomacy, was best not to voice as long as vlan our diplomacy, but as an ---_. ,1'ier President Truman had given h,s OK to.the speech Henry felt that he had a right to sla lus views Henry Wallace may be visionary on linan- cul matters, but there is no one to question his h ne™y Henry savs that right now there is an I ™ent race^n.between Russia and the Un.Ud States and that unless it is stopped very hoon all civmL?ion may be destroyed by atom-bombs We agree with him in this matter. He thinks that we are unduly "stiff-necked" in insisting on going over to Europe and telling them whei s theli boundary lines should be located and dec ding all 01 the many European questions He cites the ffct that Russia is not coming to the Western Hemisphere and taking charge of the Pammm canal while we are trying to tell Europe wha hey should do with the important Dardanelles strait No one has complained of our establishing nava and air bases on hundreds of islands in the Pacific We have not suffered the almost complete devastation of our cities and farm lands as has western Russia, and Mr. Wallace calls attention to the fact that they may reasonably take steps to make sure of their frontiers.^ It may be if the United Nations ever get organized that most of these questions can be set- tied by vote of the nations and not lett to be quai- ••flled over by the various countries. In the Umt- »d Nations assembly we would merely have so many votes in proportion with like countries. But they had better get to going soon or we may be in another world war, which would mean the total destruction of civili/atipn. No one wants war and particularly the Russians, who right now ai? trying to negotiate a loan from the United States, and at the same time are receiving huge shipments of food and other supplies from us. If it were left to the people of any country there would be no wars. It is some or these big-headed politicians that invariably get their countries into positions that leave no other recourse but war. It has often been said that should the politicians be placed in the front rank "tin the firing lines there would be no wars. Of course in a political sense the disagreement on policy caused the resignation of Henry Wallace from the cabinet and deep injury to the democrat party, but we cannot help but admire Mr. Wallace for his deep insight into the Russian situation and his determination to voice his views oven though he had to resign his place in the cabinet. We don't give a hoot for the democrat party us a political organization, but think that Mr. Truman is doing the best he can under the terrible conditions he assumed the presidency. Many of our presidents have made errors in too hasty decisions and President Truman perhaps should have taken time to more carefully pass on his friend Wallace's speech which he hastily ok'd without fully realizing that it might perhaps be- eome awkward if his enemies, always "early to embarrass his every move, should take the opportunity to try and discredit him. A plague on the politicians. Opinions of Other Editors The drive for pledges for a now private hospital here is well underway. unofficially nore than one fourth-of the $io5Jjt>uO sought was subscribed before the campaign opened. It is unfortunate that after Wtawy months of work by various groups and committees here, in unselfish efforts td find a hospitial organization willing to interest itself in this community, when c.-ne is found there should also develop a second' group pushing a county hospital proposition. It is, of course, theif privilege to do •&>. A controversy was not to be desired, however. Chief reason for devleopment ,or the second group's campaign centers- aWund t«e fact that osteopaths will not be aflo\ved to: practice in n private hospital. There is'nothing tirlusual about this This is true of arty private hospital, be it Lutheran, Presbyterian, MethcWist, flbptist, Catholic or Seventh Day Adventist.' Private hospitals have certain requirements thkit bar' osteopaths, in most states. In a county tax'hospital, or one'run by the osteopaths themselves 1 ,: they can practice up to the limit of their license Tfrbm the state; Yet this fact seems hardlV a soAnd one on which to favor a county hosfcftal of limited'means, doubtful management and ptersonnel'-as compared with a larger, adequate hospital, not depending on taxes' for support, with an assured staff of competent personnel and experienced hospital management. This paper mattesMIO'bones as to its belief; we feel that the plan for a new $400,000 hospital rurt by 'the Sisters of Mercy is far sftflertor in e*ery way to the idea of voting: a-county 'brtnd issue of $100,000 for a hospital and trusting to ! luck thereafter, and an aniiuatcouiily hospital tax levy for its future'irialr.tenancc: Here are our reason*;: COST AND SIZE—The denominational hospital plans call for a $400,'000 structure, with the Sisters assuming a $200,000 bended indebtedness^ the community raising $100,000' in donations (nil of which can be deducted'from, your income taxes) and $100,000 coming from federal funds. A county hospital bond issue is' fixed by law at a maximum of $100,000' which' in turn means the federal "rant will be only $50JOOO. It is just horse sense to know that $400,000: is going to build a better hospital than $150,000. PERSONNEL—A denominational group such a:; the Sisters of Mercy has iis trained personnel, technicians, laboratory experts and nursing schools, to say nothing of hospital managers. Voting a county hospital is only the beginning of a long series of headaches. If voted, there is still the .problem of hiring managers and technicians, of finding nurses, of putting more people on the county payroll, of paying taxes for all hospital deficits from year to year. SERVICE—There has been atrrtple opportunity for all of us to study the efforts of government poking into fields about which it knows comparatively little: If Kossnith' county citizens vote for a county hospital they are putting- this county into the hospital business, and-they are going to foot the bill not only for the original bond issue but every year thereafter. Even the best managed of county hospitals in Iowa are showing deficits, and many are sho\vine defiCHstof considerable size. Private hospitals provide 5 the 1 best "service, the best technical help and- laboratory'facUities, and at the same time" will- take care' of any county patients sent there, The' same situation will prevail as does at present; county patients are now being cured for at either of the two local, PRIVATE, hospitals, or go to Iowa City. This will remain unchanged. For the infiorrriatiori of some, the present Kossuth Hospital is not county-owned; it is a private hospital, just as is the General- Hospital run by osteopaths, or'any of the smaller hospitals and nursing homes located at Swea City, Hurt and Whittemore. . , The committees at work on the campaign for pledges deserves credit for their' time and effort. They have no axe to 'grind; they are' not medical doctors or osteopaths; they are for the most part business and professional men, farmers, and ordinary citizens like the rest of us. They feel' that the- proposition from the Sisters of Mercy is indeed a fair one for which we can be thankful. They acknowledge the right of any group to force a vote on a county hospital. With that thought in mind the 'pledge cards for donations are even worded so'tljat in the event a majority vote favors a county hospital for Kossuth, those who have pledged for a private hospital may withdraw their pledge if they so desire. Nothing could be' fairer. They have maligned no one, nor any group. i In the final analysis the matter rests with the general public. Those' Who wish may pledge for a private hospital; nobody is going to be forced to do so. A majority vote for a county hospital, however, is going to force everyone to pay through the nose for years'to come, yet with a smaller and less efficient institution. Which shall it be? R. B. W. Rocket.v Congressman May and the Burglar. North-wood Anchor: In evident reference to Representative Andrew May's recent "explanation" about some hot money the Sioux City Journal comments: "How easy it is for a member of Congress to explain away a check in the amount of $2500 by saying it merely was 'a campaign contribution-.' Nothing to it." The Journal is right it's easy for a Congressman but Butch couldn t get away with it. Butch was a safe cracker and when he was discovered by two policemen turning the dials on a strong box in a bank his "explanation" carried no weight. Butch told the coppers he had mistaken the safe for a large radio and' was merely turning the dials in an effort to get the Charlie McCarthy program. Bon Mots from Frank Jaqua. Humboldt Republican: A southern publication says that an old maid of that vicinity who took on herself the supervision of the town's moral.;, had accused a man of being a drunkard because his car was parked beside a saloon. That evening he parked his car beside her house and left it there all night. * * " * It is said that a customer ordered chicken soup. After the order had gone in he saw that pea s°"P was on the menu and asked tnat his order be changed. The waiter shouted back to the kitchen: "Hold the chicken and make it pea." Over in London two steamship owners are arguing which one saved the American Farmer. We- thought that dispute had been settle* long ago by the New Deal.—The Cleveland Plain Dealer. Workers Have to Care for Drones. David Lawrence in his column said that few Americans intend to go on a spending spree. He was speaking of those who have saved money. There are people in this country who always spend everything they get their hands on. If they were given ten thousand dollars they would be broke in less than two years. Every community has hundreds of examples. Men have been left fortunes in cash or lands or both, and in a few years or perhaps months, they didn't have a dime. They were born that way. They live that way. Their parents lived that way. On the other hand there are those who always save a little money. By hard work, careful management and economy they save a few dollars monthly until at the end of a few years they have enough to get into business where they continue their thrifty ways and in the' end become what Franklin D: Roosevelt called "economic royalists". The war profiteer could operate unmolested because better men were preoccupied with the fate ot the Nation. A first principle of all pocket-picking is that the victim must look the other way.— San Francisco Chronicle. Hugh Raney had a cousift visiting him from Moorhead; Mintt., when' the Frank Vera fishihg story was printed. FraHk told 1 of meeting a- ReV: McKay from' Moorhead and his tHfee boys"-, and the story rart that way. It seems that R'ev. McKay is Hot married, arid the three "boys" Were from his Sunday schooli not his own sons. "Frank may' know his fish but he doesn't know his ministers," said the visitor from Moorhead. « * * Down at a local shoe repair shop a lillte ad ran in the paper carrying a line "Shoes repaired while you wait." The ad taker and ad buyer didn't reckon on a public starved for having shoes repaired while you wait . . . came the floor of shoes, with customers sitting all over the slace, soxes waving in the air, while the repair shop made good on its promise . . . incidentally ,hey have had to add another shoe repair man, too. * * * Speaking of card games there's one that's new to us called "Switch", and for a snappy evening in mixed company this is it .... it's simple enough for the ladies to handle capably (we'll be out of town the rest of the week), and lively and competitive enough for the men. Speaking of papers*- out in Me- Call, Idaho, the editor had a little trouble, too.' The page size of the weekly Payette Lakes Star was increased to full size ... the editor's explanation—too many complaints from a lot of people who found the paper too small to wrap a bottle of whiskey in. # # * One of our spys reports this one: Bert Olson, tenant on the H. M. Smith farm, ran across a coon: He' had' a wrench in his hand and chased the coon around a tree. At this point the coon ran into a second coon,' and 1 the two coons begin fighting it out to a finish—only Bert finished it by killing each of them with his wrench while they were carrying on their tom-cat fracas. The Milwaukee Railroad now has what it believes to be a solution to the coffee-drinking-on- trains problem, and has present- .ed dining.canpatnonsiWittVa new coffee cup: This cup has a slight flange inside the rim which" acts as a breakwater, or should- we say breakcoffee. When the cof- ;ee starts to swish around, the iip holds it in the cup. The same road is also preparing some brand', new streamline trains, and maybe' will put one out on "The Sioux" schedule. All this we like! BUT WHEN WILL THE ROAD GIVE ALGONA A NEW DEPOT WITH TOILET FACILITIES'? * * » If there's anyone in the county who isn't aware' of the hospital question by this time he s been away on a vacation . . . seriously, most of us plan on living the rest of our lives here' . . . we are going to decide the matter for ourselves, and there is no sense in opening sores that will be hard to heal ... but have you noticed that in controversial matters it is often found that some of the most rabid, who leave' wounds that it may take years to heal, are those Who live here for a few years and then move elsewhere, bequeathing their petty ^hatreds and jealousies to posterity. * * <L It's an old story, but it popped up again— Seems a woman was entertaining in the evening, When upstairs she heard the patter of little feet. "Sssshhhh," she warned, "the children are coming to say goodnight." Just then one of the youngsters appeared at the top of the stairs and in a loud whisper said, "Mama, I just found a bedbug." NEWY0WMS Burt: A 9-lb. sOtt, Ronald Gene, was' born to Mi<. and' Mrs. Erwin Krause, F'ehton, at the Burt hospital Wednesday, October 2. Mr. and Mrs. ft. L. Potter are parents of a' son, Richard Lyle, weighing fT Ibs., 6 oz., born Thursday, October 3, at the Burt hospital. . G'eofge Hansen, Minneapolis, Minn., Visited Tuesday and Wednesday at the home of her aunt Mrs. Estel Rentz. Mr. and Mrs. G. H. McMullen were Fairmont, Minn., visitors Thursday afternoon. Leaves for College Kent Ryerson left a week ago Saturday for Greenville, 111., where he is a student at Green!ville college; His parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. L. R'yerson, took him to Manly, where he took- the Al Mrs. W. B. Officer, Mrs. v ft. J. Mealy; Mi's. Jim Christenseri-, and' Mts> F, Lv; Emerson attended a district Federation of Woman's clubs meeting at' Fofest City last- Wednesday. The-jttdBMnY of tne Burt WoVnan's- clubS was- one' of two clubs; to be' tated as: superior. Mrs. Fi L. Byerson is prd- grartV chairman* • thfe year. Gwenn Mann was confined to her bed by illness last Week, Thfr Sewing Circle met Friday afternoon-with Mrs.'G. B. Chip- many ,, ... .,, , T-he Missionary Maidens- met .with Paula Olson Saturday afternoon. . ,. . „, Mrs. A. If. Moinzef,.Esther and Ruth Hodgson were Mason City Visitors Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. Ofle Peterson are parents of an 8-lb> daughter^ born Wednesday, Oct. 2. Mrs, Wallace Hawcotfs grandmother, Mrs. Runchey of Moravia, spent Thursday witn her. Dr. and Mrs. Olene Jacobson and son Dannie, spent last week Sunday at the Esther 1 and Ruth Hodgson home. D. D. Clapsaddle is now staying at the Harry Felter home on Mr. Clapsaddle's farm in Plum Creek township. The Lutheran Aid society met Thursday afternoon with Mrs Emil Eimers and Mrs. Pau Krueger as hostesses. §dn City visitors last Tuesday. The-Lutheran- Wfllther League met' to tfitf' • efiifrch ; • b^effieftt Thursday evening with Beverly rttt RWodoWrBuSsiff as Hostesses; Mrs. Leo Edwards, Clear Lake, net Mrs'. Mafy Keith df ; Garhw vefe? slippe? guest* .Tlrilrfday vetting >at the E, G'.' Schivietert Ome. The Mmiriee Gofflns left Ijift Tuesday for their- home - at Mil- -aukee, Wls., after a week's Vis. with Maurice's parents, Mn nd Mrs. C. S. Coffin. ' R. C. Dremmel took his moth- t Mrs. P. L. DVomnvel: to Water- oo Wednesday, where she Visit- d relatives until Sunday and at- flnded the Cattle Congress. Mr. and Mrs. Tom Trennry and aughtef Viola and Mr. and Mrs. P; TrimUhill and Harold Beck- This, we are told, is the brass age. People have the brass to ask Uncle Sam for anything.— Washington (la.) Evening Journal. One of the'outstanding hangovers from the new deal is that monstrosity known as "consumer subsidies', operating under the pretense of insuring the" farmer a fair price for certain products.-r- Cresco Times. Mason City GJottfcH&aaette: More than a few of our people get credit for their superior wisdom by just keeping their trajps shut at the right time. In a nearby town one enterprising and advertising-minded cafe man ran this ad: "Visitors and strangers, please don't come to ,— restaurant We know we have good food but we don't want to break uo another Happpy Home, so go home save your money and be kind to your mother-in-law. O-tf- tek% phone number is in case you want some more good Christian advice . . . please, no reservations." * * * THOUGHT OF THE WEEK! f When the newspapers and ra dios shout disaster, think of this Business is on the upgrade production is going ahead, work ers are nearly all employed anc receiving pretty good wages, al food isn't scorce, some building is being finished and maybe we'e all be better off if we'd replac fear with encouragement, anc gloom with cheerfulness. Tha corner around wllich Doom is hiding m'ay be some distance away yet. Famous I**** feint--"And you will- bV woricing for a firmly wti|Wishe4 busmest which has we*ih«r*d ontf d«- j»ei»ion, fw?- firf* and a joinf cheeking account with iny wifc*" . , 000,000 during the war perhaps helps to explain. why IH«te"nW«P" th««^Wt it WbrtWw&ti* W- coBQUiW- th«t little country. — Boston Globe- Hard To Get Items WE HAVE ON HAND 1 Combination Door, 2 ft. 8 in. by 7 ft., 6 light 6 Storm Sash, 24x26-2 light 2 Storm Sash, 22x26-2 light 1 Storm Sash, 12x24-4 light PWttyless E. Z. Glaze Rarn Sash Window Glass Putty 1 8-ft. Round Steel Tank with* Built-in Hog Watercr 2 2x2-4 Oval Steel Tanks 2 2x2-5 Oval Steel Tanks 1 25-bu. Utility Steel Hogf Feeder Electric Water Warmers Electric Fencers Asphalt Shingles Ruberoid Roofing Heavy Barbed Wire Wire Corn Cribbing. Moore & Moore, Inc. Phone 40-J-l . SextotiV Iowa <M the; meeting., of •M'&jjSfi- ierian Woman's,; Courrcll wfwnos- jj|ay atte'r'hotift i« wai* > decides, to KaWitS -annual chicken dinfter and baedar on the evening,.of Oc- Storage oi Hufflllng Every load insured" agflirlsi Jos* arid damagfr of all kinds;, •Equipped/ to do. all kind? 61 hauling, and draying. Reserve District No. Report of Condition of SECURITY Sf ATE BANK MR-ft his State and a mehibcr of the , ^ordance witlt rcairmade by the Slate Banldn* AlithorrtfeS ami W- the" Federal 1 Reservb Bank of this District. ' 1. Loans and discounts (including $27.01 overdrafts) :$• /543,082,0t 2. United Stales Government obligations, direct and i 300,898.83 5. C3 U o a r r p°o n rate's^ V o nnn nn Federal Reserve bank) ; ..-.-• - •••• i,"" u '» u 6. Cash, balances with other banks, including-reserve _ • • balance, and cash items in process of collection 641./.98.61 7. Bank premises owned $12,000.00, furniture and i^snnnn fixtures $2,500iOO - •- '••-- -• J».ny»- uu (Bank premises owned are subject to no liens not assumed by bank) .., ' ' ' 12'. TOTAL ASSETS -™i^"- : $2,568,079.45 13. Demand deposits of individuals, partnerships, „ •and corporations .......................... ........................................ $2,116,898.02 14. Time depdsits of individuals, partnerships, i<HV29 .and corporations ....... -'. .................... •;••:•""": .......................... onK'iofiiv? 10. Deposits of States and political subdivisions .................... 28B,3ib.B/ 17. Deposits of banks ................................... ;-"C'~, ....... T"\ ........ oadn>R« 1«: Other deposits (certified and officers' checks, etc.) ..... 2,990.68 19'. TOTAL-DEPOSITS .............................. • ..... $2,463,575.67 24. TOTAL LIABILITIES (not including subordinated . _ obligations shown below) ..................... ........ ..................... $2,463,575-.67 CAPITAL ACCOUNTS . ,„» or r nn it a i* j- .................. - ....... •••--••• 50,000'.00 2.^. capital ./. ................................................. ,_ BnnjnQ 2ti. Surplus .................................................................................... 7 no? 78' 27. Undivided profits ................. . ........... • ........................... ......... 7|OU . 29. TdTAL CAPITAL ACCOUNTS ........ ..................... . .......... $ : KH.503-.78 30. TOTAL LIABILITIES AND CAPITAL ACCOUNTS $2,568i079.45' "This bank's capital consists of: , Common stock with total par value of. ..................... . ...... ..... $50,000.00 We C. B. Murtagh, Pres., Frank Kohlhaas, Vice-Pres., E. A. Scheme!, Cashier, and J. R. Murtagh, Asst. 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