PAGE TWO tippet ®e£ jltotae* 9 North Dodge Street — Phones 18-17 j. .W. HAGGARD & R. B. WALLER, Publishers Entered as Sedond Class Matter at the Postoffice nl Alg'fc n "i Iowa, under act ot Congress of March 3, 1fl79. Issued Weekly. •HI National Advertising Representative: National Advertising Service, 188 W. Randolph St., Chicago. RATES IN KOSSUTH CO. Our Year, in ncl\'& nee ............................. ^. ,$2.50 Upper DPS Moines and Kosstith County Advance in combination, per year .......... ........ $4.00 Sin.ulo Copies ................................................. * .............. ' c SUBSCRIPTION KA TES OUTSIDE KtJSSUTH One Year, in advance.. ................................ - ......... $ 3 - 00 Upper Dos Moines and .Kossuth County Advance in rombiaaticVi, one year ...... . ........... $5.00 N., ntbserip!k..i less thaif.fi months. ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per i.wch ........ _ ...................... 42c ~W I !C!AL CITY AND COXJNTY NEWSPAPER Opinions of OtherlEditors THi; ALGONA HOSPITAL SITUATION An Editorial by II. V. ClfU-k, I'uhlislu'i- BancroW Re(?is*er For -nanv'months a determined ciftort has been I,M.'|L.I-\V;IV towirr.l the establishment ol' a new hos- pila! in AlKoria ,':' s t -rve all of KossuCri-County and the •idjoiniii^ territory. • ' \lui-f than one Plan has been considered— vith the main bone of contention bemg between , drn.,ininat:onal hospital aud a tax-supported hospital, st-.metimes referred to as a county hos- '" Ui Th ; < newspaper went on record early that it voul'i ii"ht to the limit any proposed taK-support- e,l hospital—and this stand has not been altered in However In^t wrck the announcement was made in The' Bancroft Register 'and other news- p-">ers of the rounty that a denominational group, the SNors rf Mercy, lar.wst hospital organization i - the world, had agreed to take over and ..operate a new laruo S400,(.'UU hospital in Algona. This iicwspape,!- believes that a large majority of >-<-s ; dents of Kossuth county will favor such a ho-pTtal. to be built and operated exactly, as outlined in tho news stai'y of last week. : This plan is to raise Sinn,000 by voluntary contribution, receive a like amount from the state through federal "overnment aid. nnd the Sisters of Mercy will a-ume the bonded indebtedness of the .balance,^or S:!(10,0()0. Such a hospital plan is so far superior JN EVERY WAY to any tax-supported institution tint there is absolutely no comparison. A county tax hospital, as proposed by a minority i'i-oup originating in Swea City arid Fenton, is inferior to the above plan jn every res.wct. A tax h.-ispital would be paid for entirely by taxation of f'e Veal estate and personal property of every resident of Kossuth County. A tax hospital would be operated and managed by a board ot .trustees— or similar appointive or elected personnel. Just how many persons are t'bere today in Kossuth ci-untv who know the first thing about managing a hospital. It is highly doubtful if there is a short drr/cn. And, how many of these persons would co'r-enl to give their time and efforts in that dins-lion'.' In a nutshell—it would be practically MI- -11-. • ,;ble l:i find a competent staff or trustees to nnn:r'e such, an institution. On 1he other hand, if a hospital built from co",!v : billions could be turned over to any denom- irai'piial group, whose business it is to manage :•:, i supervise hospital operation, such a hospital : bnunrl to be successful in every way and would be :i real a;;set to Kossuth County. ]l the county TAX hospital is put to the voters of Kossuth County in the November etedkm' we •beg all falr*rrt|jidqd residents of Kosauth County 1o vat* asainst it; to vote against ft further tftxa- tlon blirden; to voto agairjat a proposiUbn that beyond all shadow of a doubt would tifrn out to be the greatest white elephant yet dreamed up! On the other hand/if the proponents of said TAX hospital (or county hospital) see fit not to present their proposition to the voters—then the •present $400,000 denominational hospital can go forward as planned and outlined in last week's news story in this newspaper. Let all fair-minded citizens concentrate their efforts on the denominational hospital, to be paid for by voluntary contributions, now and not by taxation for years—arid years—and years to come! Democratic Platform Clear and Sound. Decorah Jortval: The democratic party platform, adopted at the state convention last week, was the result of careful thought. It is brief and easily understood. It offers a constructive program. It's simplicity, clarity and 'brevity make it a 'landmark in political progress. ' You can read it in three minutes. Everyone can understand it. There are nor weasel words. It is straight language and it is real democracy. Some of us would have changed it a bit, if we had been given the deciding .choice, That is always true of any agreement worked out by free people under a democratic system. The agreement does not represent a total victory for any individual. It represents the group thinking of many able and patriotic men and women. Thinking together is the democratic way. We might not have favored the change in the slate sales tax. This sales tax is not very heavy on any individual, and it may yet be needed to help lift some of the lax load from overburdened farm land. However, the rest of the platform is admirable. It pledges action, not more "study", on our Inadequate state institutions. Studies for .the last six years have been ample. Action is overdue. It would hold parents responsible for juvenile delinquency. It would put valuable state aid into our rural school system. These are proposals that will mean much to Iowa's progress. No Signs of Economy. Humboldt Republican: Since the close of Ihe war the number of 'federal employes has increased instead of decreasing. At the latest count there were 3,155,181 people on the federal pa.y roll. That is an estimate. Bureaus err on the side of understatement. The agricultural department alone has 36,000 employes, without counting 117,000 persons paid per diem, the county and com- munitv men who administer 'the agricultural program locally, and the clerks, their clerks, etc. It may be safely said that there are enough voters dependant on federal employment to create a balance between the two -parties that could cause the success or-defcat of any presidential candidate. In short, the employees ef the government form a balance of nowor over the results of our November presidential elections, and can carry victory for or against any candidate. ; Don'* BUY If Prices Too Rflmnnd Independent: Now that price control legislation is staggering on the ropes almost ready to take the count it is up to e ; he people of •this country to shr<v what they can do in tho matter of price control. They can do a great deal by refusing to buy whdn prices are too hieh or are out of line. Such concerted actioq on the part of tiousewivos and others will be more effective in holding down the prices than all the legislation that Congress can pass. If you think it is too hieh don't buy it. Get along with something else. If buyers will stick to this plan they will be rewarded by seeing prices come <)own within reasonable tinue to Day inflated prices. a.nd continue to limits. On the other hand if Buyers foolishly rnn. scramble 1 for scarce and high pric'od- items, •they-' are point" to see prces continue to go iiq. This solution is now in the buyers hands, They can make of it what they wish to. Goodbye Old Horsey, Clarion Monitor: The ho/se will soon be a curio. A western military camp where they train- Ihe cavalry, and where the usual equine quota was around 30.000 head, today has but 250 horses in use. If the army doesn't use them, the farmers don't use them, the street cars and fire department don't use them, soon there will not be enough horses left in the country to pull the autos out of the ditches at the side of the road, ACTION In winter your cor needs cm oil that flows freely and lubricates instantly. Equally important, Ihe oil you use nwat not thin out or breakdown after your motor gets hot. With CbatnpUn HI-V-I (High Viwosity Index) you get thk TWIN-ACTION. Cfcamplin HI-V-J was developed especially to meet the weather demands oi Uncle Sam's rampaging Air forces. N'Hex<Rte, a remarkable new solvent, thoroughly de-waxes Champlin HI-V-I producing a remarkable new cold-pour test rating. It flows freely at zero and below, and due to it's high viscosity index it has the extra stamina to withstand extreme temperatures. Recommended Aad Sold By & Ernie Champlin Station Anliker Oil Co,, Distributor State and Harlan ALGONA §om MOtNES, ALGONA M AH EARLY INTEREST IN TOE NATION PROBLEMS, SEWIM6 ' AGRICULTURE LOMMR ' THAN AW CABINET OFFICER IN , US. HISTORY. . >L. Cotton were A. L'a. pa' A. >L Mr. a Mont-* If there was any plumbing trouble at the Kossuth hospital, in a certain 24 hour period recently, it should have been taken care of without any telephoning ... in that span of time three local plumbers, Harlan Sigsbee, John Deim and Pat Hegarty all became proud daddies ... in fact they helped each other pace the floor. :;t ![1 0 Loyd Haubach, courthouse janitor, is a man of persistence • . . we noted him fighting a Idsing battle against the leaves on the courthouse lawn the other morning ... as fast as he cleaned up one quarter of the grounds the area he had just covered ; was well littered again . . . but Loycl kept at it ... "The trees can't drop leaves forever," he said. That big headline in the . Des Moines Register, reading: "Drcamboat Blazed Path of Next War." Why do newspapers and radio commentators keep spoiling our morning cup of coffee? * * * Last week's mail brought a gift from a pen company — one of those new fangled pens that are supposed to write 15 years without refilling . .'. we've only had it a week now, and haven't filled it yet, but we'll try and keep you posted on the turn of events in this field. $ $ * The Quarterbacks Club meetings each Monday evening are pretty snappy affairs. The boys assemble at George's Caf\.« along about 0:30 p m. and hayo a S°''d ijull fusion. The organization is informal, no dues, and anyone can attend. Coach Gene Hertz generally diagrams a few plays, and everyone pitches in and quarterbacks for an hour or so. There are also a few bets laid on forthcoming games, and you leave the meeting with a little more football in your system than when you arrived, i'- * * Note to Julie Chrischillesi Hope you're enjoying the paper down there at Beloit. we note your domicile is call*"* "The Haven." which is a good place for any ex-sailor to be. As a matter of fact we decided against running our own football guessing contest this fall just because Julie wasn't . going to be around to check the scores for us, * •». « ' :••"•(% Down at our bouse, somehow or other, talk and discussion of The Wolf grew to such proportions' that we had to do something about it. Sleep was being lost, and nightmares were originating from discussion of The Wolf. So big, brave Pad went out one evening and came back with a story of having chased The Wolf to Wesley, and he wouldn't be back, hoping to settle that once and fpv ajl. But more recently we took, a walk in the State Park, and being in the wilds, so to speak, talk of The Wolf again arose, and Dad assured the kids that The Wqlf was dead. Just about this time a creature popped out from behind a tree ... it was a dog . . . but for a second or two it really gave us a fright. What if it HAP been a wolf! * « » NOMINATIONS ABB NOW Qgl3N>~r&nyone desiring to nominate a man or woman for the honor of "Kernel Of The Tall Corn" should send «the candidate's name to this paper. The Press Columnist!! of Jowa, recently organised, have decided to select ana honor a limited number of "Kernels of The fall Corn" each year, so if you feel someone has contributed gome- thing to living in a manner worthy of bringing a|j JiPfjorajy reward, send us meir "name and your reasons for the nomination. * « » WORLD, SERIES NOTES: Brakemen on the C. & N. W. freights shuttling around the local yards during the world series had" a tough time of it, but they managed to get all the dope . . . the switchmen would shuttle a car, then run into the Sargent & Co. office, get the latest score, run out, shuttle another car, run back in, etc., etc., etc. It kept them busy but they shuttled and and kept In good touch with the game, all at the same time. * « « Vaughn Rising has a hobby . . . since 1926 he has kept a play- by-play, summary and report of every world series ... he devised trie charts himself and has kept .them intact for the pa'st 20 years. ' Even now,, he says that occasionally ho gets 'into a»base£ ball discussion 'relative to a, world, series, and out come the charts. a « a Surnner Scott, who runs The Oaks just this side of Fairmont, has a supply of ash trays (and sent us one in the mail). It reads: "I stole this from The Oaks, Fairmont, Minn.' * * * STATE OF THE NATION: At Clayton, Mo., a bridegroom chartered a Pullman to take himself, the bride, and a wedding party of 17 from St. Louis to Kansas City. Up in Michigan a hunter started out with his decoys but took along a few big minnows. The hunting was slow so he whipped out. a fishing line..and dropped it over the side; he landed a 24-lb, northern pike; after that he forgot the ducks. :!c i> a LET US GIVE THANKS DEPT. The first day the new parking meters were in operation at Fort Podge the police there handed out 97 summons for parking violations, and the second day there were more than 200 tickets distributed . , . Algona can give thanks that .such potential troubles were not foistered on the community by a similar move. * * * Joe Louis earned $802.41 per second in his recent short-lived battle for the heavyweight championship, and that includes 11 cents for carfare. * # # Famous Last Line — Our back door gets more knocks than the democrats just before election, all visltiS afternoon. day dinner fibers A. A, KfUefeVrwl _ ^rlstenson, Mrs. Harry gomery, daughter Susan. Mr, and Mrs. Chas. Morris and ftulh Krueger spent Sunday afternoon at the brother A, F, Kmeger's, Fairmont. . . , Frank Ffok attended a .blacksmiths meeting at Itfngsted Sunday afternoon. , Mr. and Mrs. George Pettlt spent the weekend at ifcelr daughter Mrs. "Edwin Howe's, fimmcls- burg. Sunday evening guests of Mr. and Mrs. Les Jdhnsftn were Mr. and-Mrs. Walter Smith, Sherburn, Minn., and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Titus, Welcome, Minn". The L. V. Johnsons were Friday evening ing dinner .guests of Mrs. Johnson's parents Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Qaimmelgiaard, Rlngsted. Mary Ann Hovey and Delores Volentlne spent Sunday afternoon visiting Joella Culbertson. Mrs. Wilfre'd Radl<g spent Friday helping her' grandmother Mrs. Bbert, of Lakota, celebrate her 73rd birthd'ay. Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Blanchard spent Saturday helping the latter's mother Mrs. Ada Wh,iteh!ll spend her 86th birthday at the home of er other daughter Mrs. Lester Johnson, near Algon'a. Her son, Lou Whitehill, from CalMornu, was also there. Mr. 'and Mrs. Joe Stenberg and son iFrancis, Elmor.e, spent Sunday at the parental C. F. Schultz home and all 1 spent" the 'afternoon visiting Mrs. Annie Harris and Mrs- Minnie Ba'rgrnan at West Bend and at the grotto. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Dittmer, Mary Ann, and Margaret, were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. John Lenertz, Irvington. The MarinUs Nejlsons spent Friday evening with Mr. and Mrs. Ornie Behrends. and' Sunday ev-? ening with Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Jensen. Sunday overnSght guests at their home were the Elmer Olsons, Clare. Mr. and Mrs. LaVerne Hammerr strom spent Sunday afternoon with the latter's aunt and uncle Mr. and Mrs. Ben Olson, Emmets- bure. The Auxiliary Amvets will meet Friday -at Mrs. LaVerne Hammerstrom's. •Mr, and Mrs. Qerage Classen, Rock Rapids, were Sunday dinner and all day visitors at Ralph Bier- stedf.'s, and all spent the afternoon at' West Bend. Mr. 'and Mrs. J. M. Blanchard, Mr. and 'Mrs. H. A. Blanchard. Mr. and Mrs. Jesse M- Blanchard Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Aired Sihultz, son Gai-v Gene, all pient Sunday v.isHinff Mr. and Mrs. Don Elan-hard, Craig, and Donna at Plv- mouth. 'The Gordon Blanchards, Nora Springs, were there also. Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Oilman, Mrs. W. J. Korlanske, £nn Robert, and 'Mrs. P. W. Kelly, 'all of Emmetsburg, were Friday -evening dinner guests oC Mr. and Mrs. Everett Lockwood. .' Donald Volentine goes to Ames Lhis week Tuesday to takp a cow- lestin? course. George Mopre of TMonka is 'also roinij. Mr. and Mrs. E. Funcs nnd Mr. and Mrs. E. Oftrom. Whittemore, were >eoose supner pueHs of Mr. and Mrs. Louie Berning'haus Sun- dav. The OUo WeslljOKS, A)er>rtfl, wero Sunday dinner guests of Mr, itin Anderson, wefif tne R ; Nob'le ostIts(oldestfeSU en Mrs. Augusta • Q6, died at - ing Sun. • When you want the best quality u«ni >«"j «••- *-~- £.r^i5&/l ' W/M>> thfi A} - only one year youngex than me state ot Iowa,. «tfW$l«A 6 £ Sfllh' birthday by bftfy twfffigfffe f, ' From Ait 1 sit ;„ fy Jbe Want a Vacation from Mar-Hag*? Alvin Blake went sonth on his vfc* cation, for sofr\e fishing, and left'jtls Mtesiisi to enjoy a vacation f. rofo the corncob pipe, clothes in a heap, and solos on the harmonica. First few day*, Martha enjoyed it—house neat and quiet, top (tack on the toothpaste, no morning mess fromAivin'smfdnightsnafika (Al'a partial to n bit of cheese and beer at bedtime). Come the end of the week, she hfgnn to fidget; couldn't even read the Clarion, 'It'looked BO untmissed; didn't have any appetite with ho* h°m< o btfty to cM>k tot. She wife At, when he week ahead,of time, and shp cries for gratitude. ("Felt ik> «itn<i r » f s«ys, , From vfhere I sit, those differences of habit ami opinion — \vhothei< they have to dd with' cqrli- cob plfiesj a glass of beer, < ing thd harmonica* seem trivial when ypu'ro separated, And th,oy are, Copyright, 1946, United States Drcuters Foundation LONE ROCK and Mrs, I,. C. Williams spent the weeHend visiting their son and family MP. end Mrs. Roy Wiliams, Austin, Minn, Gladys (Benning, Holstein, spenl the weekend visiting her sister Phyllis Benning: M»". and Mrs. George Long, Per}' nis, Oarlene, and Darrell spent the weekend visiting Mrs. Long's parents Mr- and Mrs, Clarence Ackerson at Wesley. iMr. and JVfrs. Eric Seegebarth were Sunday dinner guests of Mr, and Mrs. Jack Marlow, iMr. and Mrs. Don Houck and Marjorie spent thp weekend with the former's .parents Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Houck at Bjceville. Among those from Lone Bock tp attend 3 'miscellaneous shower for Ferne Sanders at the Legion at Swea City Sunday TKe.pofejwe.neec/ are coming sfowly Telephone poles, are onljrqne of the serious shortages handicapping our efforts to catch up with service demands. Lack of lead, copper and cotton insulation ia likewise slowing the factories that build telephone switchboards, dial equipment, or furnish us with cable and wire, Every bit of equipment we can lay our hands on has been pressed into use in order to cope with the greatest demand for telephone service ever. But the need can only be really satisfied by. more equipment—the first step in an expansion program calling for an outlay of well over 100 million dollars, in tha next five years. To attract the vast amount of money needed for, tfye expansion and improvement;'of telephone service, our earnings must be corpparable with the earnings of other businesses which are borrowing money from theanvesting public. NORTHWISTERN BILL TILIPHONI COMPANY raction /VUetheT)d«'Comeln and OIL-PIATE >W Engine! know* tUst tidies are «$u»ed by the strapp fores of at- en the e*s by ti*e moon, molecular g&reetien force thjt. hold? thtogi togetJ w) Conoco «4«nfwt9 bring America'a roetorffttft new «nd. better «Uh In flH*, a specif wgredj. ent of Conoco N"< motor oil ii bonded to wertorMl surface* ef yeur engine by m at* trastion K> ottw p*m m from gejden jMfctaf grotgeggu froin wear l«ad§ to fouling, sMse ftnd added smooth, noon were Mr, snd Mrs. pert Dlr son, Al'gona, Mrs. Jack Quinn, Mrs. Jim Long, Mrs. Bmil Kraft, holder, daughter Carol, Mrsrwm. Schroder, daughter Ejjima, Phyllis Jlawks, ]yir$, Fred Flai£,"" ale Stebritz, Mrs. deorge Mjr. and Mrs. H. E. 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