The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 5, 1946 · Page 13
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 13

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, November 5, 1946
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, November 1 4, M61NES, ALGONA, IdWA_. JPAdfi Wesley Amateur Program Slated Wesley: the annual amateXir 'program will be presented' in the high school auditbrtutri by the American Legibn Auxiliary. A cast of leading actor* and actresses from Wesley. will present "Centennial Breezes" as an opening number followed toy am- ateilr numbers from Wesley and the surrounding vicinity. Prizes of $5, $3 and $2 will be presented. Admission is 40c and 20c. New Members RecepHon The.C. D. of A. held its regular meeting Wednesday evening. A reception of new 'members was planned for Sunday after* noon,. Nov. 10. Anyone wishing to-jpinvlhe organization which || now has -a membership of 142 should Contact. Mrs. J. M, Kunz, IA 'potluck lunch will be served taftei; the initiation ceremonies, [which 'Will start .at 2 o'clock. [.Following- the 'business meeting |Hrill6w6en games were played. Mrs.'August Sluder, .Mrs. H. H, |?Snoy,! Mrs. Carl Froelich and " 8.-, Roman Wilholmi were on entertainment committee. Appendectomy Moran Ferstl submitted Hffiji appendectomy at the Kos^ Thospital in Algona Wednes- Night [Leave Afier a Visit Mr. and Mrs. Albert Johnson fcyiand Agnes returned to their I?., home at Grantsburg, Wis., last ? Vweek following a visit at the i home of his mother Mrs. Thora fJoHnson and with other rela- jjtiyj[s. She Was the former Mary "Strom. Her mother, Mrs. August Engstroffi, had visited at her daughter's home several weeks. Halloween Parly A group of little gbls enjoyed a Halloween party at the Tom McMallSn , homes Thursday evening. Mrs, Dawftbft Hostess Mrs. Arlo Dawsbh entertained her bHdge clutaThiirsday afternoon. Mrs. M. J. Braley and Mrs. Paul Ehgeft were guest*. Mrs. Frank Bleich won high score prize and : Mrs. L. L. Pfeffer travel prize; Sludy Club lo Meet The Study club -will me?! with Mrs. George Aldrich Thursday afternoon; Mrs. A. M. Leiine will have the lesson. Party at Haveriys 'A group of 17 youngsters were entertained at the Henry Haverly farm home Thursday evening at a Halloween party. Mrs. John Paulson and Ann Richter assisted Mrs. Haverly. Catrtiel Lielciete » W6d Banns of marriage were published for the first, time Friday. All Saints Day; Lickteig Day in St. Joseph's Catholic church for Carmel Lickteig, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Lickteig and Richard Martin of Augusta, Me. They \vill be married here Tuesday, Nov. 12, and leave for their new home at Augusta. Home Provn Colorado Mr. and Mrs. Everett Barr and baby returned home Wednesday of last week from a week's outing in Colorado. They also visited relatives in Sioux City, where they left their baby in the care of his \matcrnal grandmother Mrs. Sargeant. Costume Parly Hosl Mrs. L. L. Pfeer entertained a group of 13 youngsters at a costume party Thursday evening, Following Halloween games lunch was served. She was assisted by Mrs. J. M. Kunz and Mrs. Will Loebig. Mrs. Alf Studer will entertain her bridge club Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 6. The Whitlemore basketball teams will . open the season Thursday evening with games played here Fifteen young athletes met at the gymnasium Wednesday evening to start practice for a town basketball team. Roland, son of Mr. and Mrs, Herman Studer, is reported somewhat improved from a severe attack' of rheumatic fever. Mrs. J. P. Studer was brought home Thursday from the General hospital in Algona, where she had been a week for treatment. Mrs. Mike Goetz and Mrs. Geo. Ricke were servers at the regular meeting of the Catholic Missionary Society Wednesday afternoon. Jack Hansen, who is employ- ed at Swift's Produce in Algona, was home several days the fore part of the week with an attack of tonsilitis. A group of ladies honored Mrs. J. M. Kunz and their newly adopted six months old baby Juliana Frances at a shower at her home Tuesday evening. Mrs. Anna Snyder and Mr. and Mrs. John Kane of Peoria, 111., were here last week looking after their farm interests. Their farm is tenanted by the Albert Yogge family. Mrs. John Hutchison accompanied her brother Everett Law lor and daughter, 2',2-ycar-old Audra of Marshalltown, to Rochester, Minn., Thursday, | Where the latter is receiving medical treatment. Mr. and Mrs. John Welters of East Dubuque are parents of their first child a five and a half pound baby boy born Monday, October 21. Mrs. Welter is the former Zita Studer, daughter df Mr. and Mrs. Ben G. Sluder. Mr. and Mrs. Albert Yegge, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Da ughan of Britt and Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Yegge and Lucille of Garner went to Mitchell, S. D., ten days ago to see Mrs. Win. McCoy, v/no was sick and in the St. Jose oh hospital there. She is a sister of Mrs. H. A. Yegge. They also TRACTORS Insurance Coverage Fire - Lightning - Wind • Theft • Hail (On or Off Premises and in Operation) Public Liability and Property Damage (Covers Legal Liability of Tractor oh Highway) Medical Reimbursement (Pays Hospital and Doctor Bills—If Hurt on Tractor) All in One Policy Cost is Very Low L. S. BOHANNON Over S & L Store Phone 103 visited Mrs. Yegge's brother, John Shalla at Salem, S. D. Mrs. George Buettner and •baby Steven Paul, 2 months old, by the U. S. Rubber Co. Mrs. left Sunday by plane from Des Buettner is the formter •'. Ann Moines for Patterson, N. J., I Lickteig We'll Get Your Car Ready for WINTER DRIVING us OVER YOUR CAR OR TRUCK NOW Motor Tune-up — Lubrication — Brake Relitting — Chassis and Transmission— Motor Overhaul. CHETS USED AUTO PARTS Drive In to OUr New Garage on So. Phillips I: *% The Mounting Demand For Lumber Decontrol Report Shows Vast Majority of People Believe Goverment Shackles Must Be Broken At Once To Provide Adequate Housing At Low Cost Do You Suffer From Inadequate Housing? Do You Want Lumber 'For Building? Then you will be most Inter- 1 csted iii spending , the few- moments necessary to -read this important message. It tells what other'people think about Lumber and-Decontrol. , Decontrol of the lumber industry, allowing free economy rather ; than political theory to operate tp fulfill consumer's building needs, is the only answer to the confu-. sion now prevailing within the in-, dustry, impartial are convinced. Public opinion against OPA control is gaining as building costs pyramid. (Mearm1hil€!, bi>ildJng costs continue to soar by routing production through mill-owned distribution yards and other prac* tices fostered by OPA. These artificial prices are exceeded only by those prevailing in the black market. Amended regulations add to the -confusion of original control orders. Contradicting statements are issued from within the same gov»' ernment agency. Commenting on the natural upswing }n lumber production during the summer, OPA-recently said: "Housing rum-' ber is no Jogger a problem,; in; .house construction." ,•'•'• A few days later another,. CPA; press release said:' "Lumber Js.'pfce,, . of the scarcest materials necessary' for the Veterans Emergency ~ • ing program." 1 Whf Decontrol Now Unless deppntrp} comes ... . , there is every indication /thai--gov* ernmenj wiU maintain its h^pfl pn> the industry for a i<mg, tyn.9 to. . j f lumber . , hea4 pf forest products branch that eontrpls are not; dropped on April !, ...- , fl*;'^'* •rtW'S'll^-S^SSgf*'^*?. agency ; '-''••' incite, that circumvention of OPA is rampant and that no amount of enforcement activity will coerce the industry into compliance. Business leaders are calling for immediate decontrol. Eric Johnston, past president of the U. S. Chamber of Commerce- and long an exponent of price control, said: "Prices should be decontrolled at the earliest possible moment because controls are no longer effective . . . millions of law-abiding citizens are openly flouting government controls until the degree of effective control that remains is hardly;more than a shadow of a shadow." Thomas S. Holden, president of F .W. Dodge corporation, recently pointed out that the present abnormal transitional costs and demoralized market conditions in the constructon field should disappear . when government controls are lifted and normal competition restored. Douglas Whitlock, chairman o£ the board, Producers Council, declared recently that the Wyatt housing program has "floundered badly 'and fallen far short of its goals." A poll showed that the 110,000 members of the National Federation of Small Business were 92 percent opposed to OPA. Newton C. Farr, former president of the National Association of Real Estate Boards, charged "the Veterans' Housing Program with its complicated and restricted set• up has retarded rather than stimulated residential construction at the time of the nation's greatest shortage." Below are some excerpts from letters from many of the 48 states on the subject of decontrol. Arizona "IN THE past 18 months we have had absolutely no flooring, either fir or hardwood, from our regular sources. We have had one carload of siding in the last thfee years come into our yard, We are. able to buy only remanufactured fir dimension or green pine dJ^ mension. / „ "I| lumber were decontrolled '• completely, the ultimate cost to the consumer for the material necessary to build a house, would be Jess than he js paying for it at the present OPA ceiling. In our section of the country we have a great deal of agricultural business as we}} |s mining and Industrial." , Arkansas J'^EjRARPJ^SS pf what, tern, ppra'ry'confusion* might o by the decontrolling prices oil lumber, it seems to me that less than 30 days would be required to bring the industry into some semblance of order so that it could go to work. "As it is, the operators are in- tereste,d in getting every price they can for their merchandise and continue to ride the thing up. If we could have these price controls taken off, I. am certain that with a little toil of trading we could make better deals and buy lumber at 'better priecs than we are doing now." Colorado "WE certainly are in favor of taking the controls off lumber as there is no question but that lumber will go through the regular channels once it is on the open market." Connecticut "FRANKLY, I am beginning to toy with the idea that if decontrol is not the answer, we are face to face with the time when possibly wholesale disregard, or complete and open disregard for the regulation, may be the only answer. -,. "In our opinion, the best argument in favor of decontrol is the behavior of the building supplies market during the OPA holiday. During the month of July the flood of salesmen offering us materials 'at actually! reasonable prices surpassed anything w& had seen in years. Material was available at or near OPA prices and we submitted orders for many articles which, up to then, had been unavailable." Georgia "WE HAVE been in business for 35 years and we can't 'buy any lumber. Anybody in the lumber business that is not in favor of decontrol and getting- it out from under all th'e regulations and restrictions, certainly must be operating illegally." Illinois ' "THE soldier is not satisfied because he does not always want to live in the first house he builds. He does not know what his permanent position will be when he set* ties down. If all classes of people were permitted to build, the type of vacancies that these soldiers would desire to rent would 'beqp'me available. We do not l?npjy of an'y group — ex-servieemeni home own-* ers or contractors — who are satis* fied with this form of control ajid regulation." • "WE BEOBVf that is the only tWng ;-thfilj wlji heJ{J jn getting liimfeer back into thft regus •ft' Biildiif Projac^ MertWflwd^^ 1$ lM jiw I •- '' '•••- * . \ -.'' '. '-:"•-."• ••'' •''• • ' ' - • • '*"•' lar channels of trade and we are in favor oJ: it." Maryland "IT IS clearly evident to us that the controls proposed and attempted by OPA are futile and do not work out in practice." Massachusetts "IT WAS our opinion that price control would permanently create shortages in lumber, high prices, confusion and a black market. The handling of lumber through irresponsible channels forced the building 'business in this country to go lower and lower. The stagnation in industries depending on lumber is largely due to OPA." Michigan "AFTER all, the war is over—or isn't it? How can you sell materials to build houses when the material is not available and simply because of a price stalemate? We can prove from our own records that during the interim when price control was out, we received good, and I mean good, lumber." Minnesota "THERE is a considerable quantity of lumber suitable for housing •adjacent to us in Canada which in not being shipped to this country due to ceiling prices. We believe that supply and demand will take care of this situation as it always has in the past and controls have never been successsful." Mississippi "We are in the producing area and to tell everything we know about the unworkable features of OPA in this industry would fill many volumes. The only possible way for this industry to get to clicking right would be to decontrol it." Missouri "WE ARE 100 percent in favor Of decontrol. We believe beyond a doubt this is the only way to correct the mess we are "in now. It Js the only way that seasoned lumber is going to »et into the house building game." Montana "DECONTROLLING lumber prices, like pulling an ulcerated tooth, may hurt for a while but once the tooth is out the swelling is bound to go down. Unless lumber prices are decontrolled, many retail lumber yards will 'be forced cut of business because in order to obtain enough lumber to operate, they must depend to a great extent on the small mills who produce rough, green lumber under controlled prices and come out even. "Inasmuch as the retailer's the logical distribution channel between the mill and the ultimate consumer, the elimination of the retainer is certainly not going to help the housing program." Nebraska "ASIDE from nationalization of the entire industry—or a quick depression — decontrol of lumber is, in our opinion, the only solution for the silly situation in which we now find ourselves." New York "IT IS my opinion the biggest handicap that the builders have to face today is the price control in lumber, especially when it applies to the supply of lumber moving to the millwork manufacturers. Doors and sash are one of the shortage items of home construe- • tion. The manufacture of these items could be greatly increased if the manufacturers had an open, market in which to purchase their raw materials." , North Carolina "THE war has now been over a year, although the Administration has not dared to advise Congress of that fact, lest a new 'crisis' could not be found or produced to take its place. Yet the American people are worse fed, worse clothed and worse housed than at any period in modern times. Throw out OPA and the rest of the alphabet soup and give American industry the opportunity to mend the economic machinery so badly mis- handled by the bureaucratic meddlers." North Dakota "I DO NOT believe it is. going to be possible for regular distributors of millwork products and retail lumber dealers to stay in business unless lumber and lumber products are decontrolled." "THE lumber industry is not very complicated when operated as a free enterprise — but operated under the OPA regulations, it has become i so thoroughly complicated that one is tempted to close up shop until the storm passes." Pennsylvania "IT IS a fact that housing cannot be produced for a veterans or anyone else under present day regulations and certainly the supply through the legitimate distributor is far worse now than during or immediately following the war." Texas "NO REAL builder of America can conscientiously advise building today under the svstem that we have. So why all this talk of the GI 'building homes under OPA prices? It is not pood business. Surely they could build cheaper better, quicker and with much less red-tape under free enterprise." Virginia "UNDER existing conditions legitimate manufacturers who are complying with OPA restrictive regulations are being constantly and definitely forced out of business, since they are unable to compete with illegal operators from the standpoint of timber purchases and every other factor of cost." •'>'' Washington "DECONTROL will reduce the" distributor's cost in handling and make it possible to buy what is needed instead of what OPA per* mits." ^ What Can You Do About It? Here's WJiit Drastic shto-tafes of vital terials, encouraged 1|y goVernirieut regular nd * market conditions, havVat' the attep your Opinion on the subject of if ytfrt wish* te'tbtfie «ih$F members o| committee: v S#n»t9||>'1^N!J^ M> itself, Qne metier of \\& cpraJttittee, Joseph H. ftMlf, proposes poiniflet tion of price »i»d firiarity $o»t tend to referd the flow of buildinjjr njater- tels,- .•' - • spend a 3c stump to , steWn$.; lip ?9« $ap »Jw $$$fm the subject t» »wr JJWB ,--»,•« m*- Hlckeolooper fjftd '0tfff :

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