The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 12, 1946 · Page 10
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, November 12, 1946
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PAGE TWO, r Besi jfttotnesi 9 North Pndgc- Street—Phone 16-17 Entered as second class mnUcr at the postof- fice at Algnnn, Iowa, under Act of Congress ot March 3, 1870. Issued Weekly By THK UPPER DBS MOINES PUBLISHING CO. 0 No. Dodge St., Algona, Town .T. W. HAGGARD, Editor R. TV WALLER, Managing Editor C. S. ERLANDER, Adv. Dcpt. Member National Editorial Ass'n Iowa Press Ass'n NATIONAL ADVERTISING REPRESENTATIVE National Advertising Service l!Ui W. Randolph St., Chicago. 111. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTII CO. One Year, in advance $2.f)0 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 Kossulh C'ounly Advance in combination, one year $ri.()0 No subscription less than (! months. ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per inch 4!)c OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER Election Aftermath The Republican landslide last Tuesday placed the government in the hands of thai party for the first lime in thirteen years, and many people are expecting great things in the way nl ' relief from all of our ills. However they may easily be disappointed. It is no easy matter for a country to gain an even keel after spending four years in the most terrible war in history in which billions of money and countless lives have been sacrificed. II will take real honest to goodness statesmen and not selfish politicians to balance our economy and again put the country on a prosperous basis. One of the real gains of the election was the defeat of most of the candidates backed by the greedy labor unions and the ClO's Political Action ^Committee in their efforts to secure control of the i government. There is no question but that the 'voters served notice that communists and reds President Truman resign and Jet the republicans assume the entire .responsibility of government. It is said, however, that President Truman will stand by his guns and proceed with his foreign policM, forcing the republicans to show their hand arid placing the res-ponsibiity entirely with them in case of disagreement.. Some of the best republican statesmen in the country including Senator Vnndenberg, stand squarely behind President Truman and Secretary of State Byrnes in their efforts for a stable peace, and it would seem that there will likely be no change of policy in world matters. lit :It * '!! The great republican landslide carried even rrad republicans into office. A republican candidate for county commissioner out at Richland, Washington, died of heart failure, perhaps sensing the great avalanche of republican votes, a few hours before the voting began. The dead man was elected by a big majority. * i;t * * Of course Iowa again went republican, and Governor Blue was elected to a second term, but by a reduced majority, something like ninety -thousand, and quite a ways behind the rest of lha republican state ticket. His democratic opponent Frank Miles, proved to be a strong campaigner and given a few more weeks would likely have defeated the incumbent Governor Blue. Frank Miles made friends wherever he went in his campaign and it is pretty certain that he will be heart! fiom in future campaigns. Miles has a pleasing personality and is one of the best speakers Iowa has had. * :> * ••'.' Kossulh county seems to be slightly democratic. Frank Miles, democratic candidate for governor carried the county by several hundred votes. Gasey Loss democrat candidtae was elected representative by a few hundred votes. Of course Art Cogley, popular sheriff without opposition receiver' the heavy vote. H. J. McNerlney, proved a popular democratic candidate for county 1 attorney, made Helmuth Miller "go some" but was defeated by a small majority. But it remained for Rosella Voight. democratic candidate for county treasurer to roll up the largest vote in the county. She defeated Chambers, republican candidate, receiving 4.048 votes to Chambers 20GG. Mr. Chambers, a retired farmer, was one of the best qualified men on his tick- el, which made Miss Voi'ght's victory the more of an honor. J. W. H. vore not wanted in this country. No one could • W L'l (J I1UL VVUIILUH 111 llli.-> muling * misunderstand the meaning of the republican 'landslide- President Truman is left with a repub- I hcan senate and house who may or may not re* spond to his proposed legislation and efforts to put Jtlie country on its feet again. Of course real l.uatemen vote for the good of the country without •regard to whether the proposed measure originates Jwith his parly or not, but Ihen again it seems that "there are few real statesmen of thai order in Ihe ' congress. Many of our supposed statesmen spend ».most of their time in efforts to make sure of re- j ejection, and vote wilh that idea in their heads {A pressure group controlling a big bloc of votes ' quite often is able to cause a congressman to sac- Jrifiee the good of the humble citizens he is sup! posed to represent. • ; President Truman was forced into the prcsi- * ciency at a time when tilings were at their worst, >and so far as this writer is concerned, we think On Civic Improvements A Spencer, Iowa, newspaper recently carried an interesting letler from a business man in that city about the newly installed parking meters. He said he fell thai something should have been done, but instead of meters a time limit would have been preferable. Incidentally, most of the people in key positions over Ihere, who pushed Ihrough the meters, were not in any way effected by them as lo location. Fortunately, the same/proposition here was lapped in the bud, and it's one less thing for us to fi'guo or worry about Bui it's high lime thai a lillle civic push was developing in regard lo several olher matters. It's been about a year, now, since the City of Algona acquired land for a sewage disposal plant. Further than that, so far as we know, litlle has been. done. Bui something should be underway in regard to Ihe project plans, even if construction and other factors cannot be tackled for some time. J that he has honestly tried to do the best thing in , straightening matters out. lie is no brilliant »statesman, but good summon sense and a deler- * ruination to do the best ihing for the country without regard lo partisanship is the most important * I jtnint 1 , in the president just now. * • ; Some disgusted democrats have suggested that * # •'/; -YC -K- .jsec Most of us are pretty we|l agreed 'thnt- i Nobra' : »|" BI ">|(fr ska and Call Streets should bo widened, but other than agreeing on the mailer, no definite, forward steps have been taken to our knowledge. These, and other improvement of a civic nature, should have someone in authority actively developing them so thai Ihe municipality is ready lo take action when the time is ripe. When the report and recommendations of the planning board engineers are presented lo Ihe cily might be an appropriate time for decisions and action, and that should be somewhat soon. R. B. W. Traer Star-Clipper: Things are not in very good shape, bul Ihink how much worse Ihey would be if molher would decide to go on strike. » * # # Will History Repeat Itself? \ (Garner J Take a look at Ihe years l!)2!)-10-Ki. The rides r ol' arithmetic act slowly, bul inflexibly and surely. ' The gambler, the embezzler, Ihe foolish busi- jnoss man and the politician'from lime immemorial ,hnve thought they could cunningly outwit or in. rolently tlei'y llio rules. The result has always • been the same—disaster. J In 1927, 1928, and 1920, tho national debt of .the United Stales was less than ,$20,000.001) and Ihe annual cosl of government was less than $4,000,- (iOO.OOO. In other words, Ihe mortgage on the country was relatively small and the current expenses were only a fraction of the national in- 'come. r Even under these circumstances when bank (credit was relatively free, gambling on Ihe stock' "market was a daily octirronce, the rules of arith- 'metic commanded a inilkipse and the country ex- /perienced the most disastrous depression in its (history. J Ten years after the collapse of 1929, there nvere still 10,000,000 unemployed walking the • streets and it took a world war to put them to Iwork. » In 1946 the national debt is $270,000,000,000 •and the annual cosl of government is $40,000,000.'000. In short, the mortgage is more than ten ,times what it was in 1929 and the annual cost has «also multiplied ten times. ' It doesn't take a great deal of thinking on the Jpart of you and me, to realize that the underlying .financial condition of the country has been weak- 'ened considerably. The prophets of disaster in '1927, 1928, and 1929 were denounced as small- Jminded persons who could nol recognize Ihe fact jthat we were living in a new era. Mure gambling 'was the panacea of all our ills, until the bubble ; burst. Today the cost of living soars, the value of Ihe American dollar declines, and the politicians in Washington pour .gasoline on the fire of inflation in the form of billions and billions of dollai's of public expenditures, which make high taxes ;:nd mere public debt inevitable. Aguin we hear that we are in a new era. We are. And, again as they were seventeen years ago. the rules of arilhmetic and good common sense are being discounted. The "bad times" ahead can be prevented by an orderly, sane and draslic program of economy in government concurrent with encouargement of production by every private agency from the one- man farm, the individual merchant, to the great- esl industrial plants. What can you and I do about it? Nothing, if we dismiss our responsibility by remarking, "I am loo busy with my own affairs—I can'l .be bother- eel." One of the dangers of utmost importance in this country, and it is <a very real one, is that the people have quit thinking about our major governmental policies and problems, on the theory that they are too complicated or are someone else's respcnsibility. This sort of thinking leaves everything to a handful of. personal or partisan interests, and this is nol what preserves a democracy. The future of this republic is in your and my hands; if the common people of America cannot, or do not .assume any responsibility; Ihen there is lillle hope left. If we want to preserve this de- m6cracy and peace in our time, if we are to live in a peaceful world; Ihen we must take on responsibility, we must be willing to pay the price, and at all times exercise our right to vole — and vote wisely. The rules of arilhmetic are grinding away, down lo a decision, and the time is growing short- UPPER BES FIRST OWES ON K USUAL WITH CLASS OUTPUT Of &AP6 . ii^STEM, SECTON, HONORED mm ?MIW Sexton: A. farevve.ll.-,tarty.; was held at ttie 'SeMort Mr Friday' evening In hotter of Mr. a'hd Mrs, *Harvey'>Stevetv.who. recently left our. community when they moved to a 'hbme jti Algona Which .they" purchased. The evening prograrh' included" moving pictures ;sh6w'n'by' Wm, C. Dait, of Algprwi of,'his, travels this summer'."which were enjoyed very much by everyone. TAVO ibers, '''Wonderful Words" find "Whispering Hope" were ..sung toy Mr. and Mrs, Harold Hunt, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Opheim and Donald Jennings, ..accompanied by-Mrs.* Everett Steven oft the piand. Lilrioh was. served and Mr. and Mrs. Steven were, presented .with a beautiful;coffee ta« ble and tea set as a farewfell gift from the Sexton community. Mrs. Lena Ktrschbaum was on the sibk:: list;the' last 6f the OT !?••¥ Wednesday' eveniflg ,.. e£? --T^> guests at- .the-.; home v(6f *Atm jitna-, Mrs. Harold" .H^nt. ... -«/-«-; ' M>. and Mrs. ,Mart|ft Mimbi|0? attended, a birthday pafctyc«Stfte liome of ;-MrV and M|s. bach at Renwick ing. , The, men, are "'. SUfat. nrtd^ Mrs. and Miss Aline M&rtinek; lender,were igM , weiyparty /for .parents, ( ,Mr. v ythe r Jng. ' CONGRATULATIONS: To Mr. and Mrs. Harold Clark of Bancroft, who have named their new son Richard Harold . . . to the Algona school board of some years ago \VHo had the foresight to purchase for a nominal sum the plot of ground adjacent to East Kennedy St., and which is soon going .to-.have to be used for erection of a school, present facilities having neared the bursting point . . . to the candidates for county office in the competitive posts, for engaging in a campaign with a minimum of invective and running • down of each other. , i•'.. in i!i * ^ t . Harry Godden says inere'.is one football game on the Iowa schedule which ' 'e's- s him.'year'af- r r * ifs* Uhfr "game 1 ' with Minnesota. Harry says he can't ever forget Ihe season of 1916 when, he sat on the Iowa bench and saw the Gophers roll up a 56 lo. 0 score al Iowa Cily. and he's looking forward lo seeing lhal total avenged. JUST RECEIVED 1 ONLY- ID BUSHEL OLSON LITTER CARRIER Complete With Track Enough For a Barn The ALGONA HARDWARE And while on Ihe subject, in a letter from E. O. Fenton, president of AIB, Des Moines, he tells this one: -The Univ. of Minnesota siyned the son of an old Swede from the iron country, to- play football. A few weeks later a neighbor asked the boy's father how his son was getting along, and the father replied 'Yust fine. He is half way 'back on the football team and all the way back in his grades'." * * i* Constructive ideas are the •backbone of any business enter- price, an/1 those who contribute the most constructive ideas usually hold the best jobs :-.'> but sometimes the greater '"your achievements the morfi enemies you roll up, which is one of the penalties for achievement, in the opinion of one locnl man who has pulled himself up by the bootstraps. s. * * Jake Owens is Jhe new manager of the Algona Hotel, for some weeks now. Bul recently Jake had lo lake a trip, and quess what ... his chief problem was getting hotel reservations. * * 4 •If there are times when you're a bil irked al some returned veteran when he finds il difficult lo concentrate, or hew to the line in exactly the way you think he should, don't blame him entirely . . . if he's seen any real action at all he can't eliminate those memory scars and fall., back exactly into the old groove without quite a little struggle on his own part, and he deserves. help and encouragement', not criticism. Some of ib* Iocs', bgys got tagged a while back for'.^ijyjng assembled guns' in llieu- 931-5 . . . for their benefit, we received a news story from somewhere (unfortunately we didn't save it which definitely spid that assembled guns— if not Ipaded-r-could be carried in cars >..-. ; .we' know ,this wasn't correct,' now, but information was giy£n out t)iroi|gh error before Jhe Reason qpened, and some of those .fined fpr this offense undoubtedly . were misled by the same story that we saw. * * * Definition— VIRTUE; ordinary weakness summnded'by neighbors. * # * A news report says that the life of a popular $009 is pnly (wo months. Y?s, but. after that ihe juke boxes get it. •'. .• •• elderly entered hotel and asked for a room. The clerk apologized but said there was nothing left but- the- bridal suite. What 4o J want with _ttie [bridal suite," replied the gentle- man, "we've been married 'for 45 years." "Well," countered ••• the clerk, "if I gave you the ballroom you. wouldn't have to .dance, would you." * * * If organized labor, hasn't , been. able to take a hint before that it has been taking a too complete advantage of the situation- during 'the past few years, it can wfell.'do so nowvby .thinking over .the fact that South Dakota and Nebraska, and perhaps other states, just, voted anti-closed shop.bills into their state bill-of-rights . . . .they may not be declared constitutional bvit they certainly -indicate ,the,temper of the people on' the.:subject. •;' * » • * •• •'•"•. One -local •younp»ti»; b.wl ; his parents greatly worried," recently ,;'. ; he/swallowecV-a sn>aU''screw f r v'x-'rjtys were taken '"and ver;i>-- fied all the .parents', fears . . V bjut five days later -things worked but to the fuir and •complete satisfacf tion of all 'concerned. ' . * * '. * ' i Scouts tell us that; ihe, .toy crop for this Christmas season . is' going to far' , exceed anything heretofore on record. and that there will not b« 'any greal shortage in this commodity. • ••••>,• -r * * . * • Did you elver see such a, rnixup in the .political parties '. .' ."> John L.- Lev/is, .'dean' of the leftist labor leaders, oh, the . republican side . . . southern, democratic conservatives and tbe^Waliace liberals, who despise each . other, ..still forced into supporting', eaph other's candidates . .' , n>idwestern republican .liberals . 3nd;: reactionaries who fundamentally cannot see eye to eye, temporarily standing together on electio/i. day . .".' Ayhi.cjh brings us again > to the thought that what we need in political parties is one called 'Liberal :,pr Progressive, and the other Conservative, because it's along ' f two lines of .thought that most p'or litical contrpversies really, develop as it is, eacji. party hag, and .there is 'but. '"little clear cut decision, in the putcbjne. .':.'.. » *..,* ' , :• '.. ;. -.;. Famous. La*{ ^jne,— • "Now that the republicans are in power we shpll apjye , problems. >of- Jabpr agemeht. to 4h«j of. all," — Repres«nra4ye_ ''.'Jot 4-HINPORIWP Bounty Agent,-A.. Jj. ( .$lrownj Algona, and-'ai-grfl^jp -Of i ; wy? ,with',their,j»i8ri?nt8 nwt'^t il$9?\ filler's ThiOTday , fivemng anc ma^e plans to oreanj^e a.pprt' land«4*H bpys ic^b, we first .one in.,the township, *AHQt h er fP«e*' ingAwjir.'be ,i fi^f4' ,.ne?rt Vw^Jt .Drone's;... be leader. • <• < Mr. a.nd ;-Mra, ;;T .-^ y ., are grandp»r*njs, for , ,time. .A daxjgbtisr — .their i)nly r g L ,dorf and wi: Bay Al gal „ ,came.S|vtu>d9y'-' ^^ You'll find if pays in all vyays to.get^killaditrV' ice, now and at regular intervals,:dt oUr.'robdAjrfl Service Headquarters! 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