The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 19, 1946 · Page 18
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^^wVifyT '- -7 y ./''V'-or^r;':. hf 5- "• ^'y 1 PAGE TWO 9 .North .Dodge , .Street— Ph one 16- 17 Entered as second class matter at the postof- fide at Algnnn, Towa, under Act of Congress Of March 3, 1879. Issued Weekly By Tlltf TIPPER DBS MOINES PlmUSIllNCt CO. D'No. Dodge St., Algona, Iowa J. W. HAGGARD, Editor R. B. WALLER, Managing Editor C. S. ERLANDER, Adv. Dcpt. Member National Editorial Ass'n Town Press AFS'II NATIONAL ADVERTISING UEPnESENTATIVR National Advertising Service 1811 W. Randolph St., Chicago, 111. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO. One Year, in advance $2.!iO Upper Des Moincs and Kossuth County Advance in combination, per year $4.00 Single Copies 7c SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year, in advance $3.00 Upper DCS Moines and Kossulh County Advance in combination, one year $f).00 No subscription less than (! months. ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per inch 49c OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER Republicans Talk Of Reforms Our own Congressman. James Dollivcr. declared that the new republican congress will ac- crpt the mandate of the people at the recent election, to cut off the terrible squandering of public funds that 'has been going on for years under the New Deal admnistration. Congressman Dollivcv spoke at the meeting of the [mv;i Taxpayers Association in DCS Moines recently. "The people have served notice of what they want, and its up to the members of Congress to take heed," says Jim. and adder! that "there arc many places thai the taxpayers money can ba saved. The older members cf congress know where these economies can bo af'ftvted. The newcomers can be in no doubt about the meaning of the landslide that sent them to Washington." "One of congress' first tasks should be the elimination of overlapping and unnecessary bureaus. There are many government departments that are an outgrowth of the New Deal and the war that could be curtailed or done away with. Other bureaus are over loaded with employees they do not need. Government extravagance tlial was part and parcel of the New Deal.must go quickly, and the cost of ftovonnncnt must be drastically cut." Congressman Dolliver said thai, the new Congress will launch investigation. 1 : of war contracts that .will 'bring to light .some of the corrupt and sordid transactions that are a shame and a disgrace, so that the people may know what has been gcing on while the nation was fighting to maintain its freedom. ;•• ._•; ;•• ;•; Congressman Dolliver sounded ;;ood to us and we are hearing a number of reforms in spending thai the new congress proposes to put into effect them when they arc in control in January. Jos. W. Martin, Jr., who will be speaker of the new republican house of representatives, openly says that there is no doubt but that the new house will cut personal income taxes by twenty per cent in If47. He says that there i.s no reason why congress should nol carry out the streamlining bill which will reduce the number and si/.e of its committees and simplify its procedure. Martin says that the reduction in the income tax should apply to all class of incomes, great and small. It would r.ot effect corporation taxes or excise taxes. That there will be a general cleaning out of the hundreds of New Deal bureaus, many of whom are now utterly useless. It is said that there are now over three million government clerks and employes in these buraiis, at least one-half is without a thing lo do but draw their salaries on pay clay. The new republican congress is pledged lo make a "clean sweep" of these cosily and useless democratic hangers-on. Of course this alone would mean a great saving to Hie tax burdened country. Bui it may be as our democratic friend. Charles Murtagh, recently remarked, this may only mean that just that many republicans would 'be immediately appointed to take the places of the salaried democratic government loafers. Well, anyway, if the re-publicans only reduce the loafing clerks by a million or so, it will feel good after fourteen years of reckless spending. In regard lo reducing the persona] income lr,x, there seems to be some difference of opinion even among the republicans. Some claim that now is the time to put the country on a balanced budget and reduce the throe hundred billion public debt, while money is so plentiful. Some authority has figured it out that our money is now only worth in buying power liii cents on the dollar of pre-war times, and the inflation has just 'begun. They Ihink that the time of cheap money i.s the time to pay ou¥ bills* toft' a¥e fittaMst reduction of the income ta* at this 'IfWftg 1 - Th%y' rti'ay'b6 right at that, but It Is cla1mbct : th'nt toolft houses of congress now to be controlled toy republicans are favorable to the tax reduction. Of course the republican politicians favor the reduction as a poli- ticaf move,••VtoftUe at the same tiWie thd r'eal statesmen' of the party who are nbt playing' politics may look at the ta)t reduction dilferfently. At any rate the reduction of taxes sounds good to many of us. J. W. Ft. ._ ALGONA UPPER DBS MOINES, ALddNA, Cefi, Eisenhower For President It has been generally conceded for some lime that there arc no availabld democrats for the nomination for president in 1048 but President Truman, and that of course he would have to accept the nomination whether he cared for a nomination of dubious vahie or rtot. Noto, Columnist Frank Kent says that men clofee to President Trumamlell him that the president does not want the nomination and Will not use'the power of his office to gain the nomination^ If a stronger nlan can be found he will cheerfully co-operate in his nomination. No strictly party rhan seems to be available however. Kent thinks that 'Mr. Truman could make a better figtit than any other regular democrat, but that he would stand srrtall chance of election. He suggests that what the democrats need is not a party man but one with an appeal far beyond t.he party. He says that most democrats agree to this and that there is just one man in sight and that is General Eisenhower, a man -who has never cast a ballot himself but whose parents were republicans. The general has no party affiliations. It is generally agreed that Eisenhower would make a good president^ It is said that he would make no move for the nomination, but that If lie were drafted he would accept. Instead of his nomination being repugnant to iMr. Truman it is claimed that the president would be relieved. The suggestion of Gen. Eisenhower sounds good to us and the country would "be assured of a highly qualified president without any obligation to any politi- CT.I party. We vote for "Ike". J. W. H. The State's Cash Balance The State of Iowa has a net expendable cash balance of $71,710,000.00 at the close of business last Sept. 30. State Treasurer J. M. Grimes released this information to newsmen a few clays ago. For the grand -total we give thanks. And considering all things, the total involved is the only fact needed to convince us that at least one of two of the state tax sources could be eliminated or i educed without endangering the stale's substan- lial financial condition. R. B. W. Opinions of Other Editors PLANNED ATTACKS ON U. S. G'arner Leader—In October, 1940, Adolf Hitler was "occupied with the question of the occupation of the Atlantic islands with a view to the prosecution of war against America at a later date." This is a quotation, written by a major on the German General Staff, and now revealed in a volume released toy the United Stales government. It shows, if there is any doubt in the United States that the Nazis had the,U- S. on,.their.list and Wiat; if they had conquered^th,e BcM?h:.tb.ei«\jWQMid-h:ay^ soon moved against this country. During the war, and occasionally today, one hears about this country ifighting the battle of the British, with the assertion that Herr Hitler and his gang wanted nothing 'but neutrality from the United States. The only reason why Germany wanted neu- tiality .from us, at any time, was for the purpose of persuading us not to provide munitions, weapons or material assistance to those fighting Nazism. The neutrality was desired only until Germany could master Europe; after that it would have been useless and we would have been attacked. there's rffuch 16 be sllrf fa* 5 smaller telephone exchanges . .-•. there are few secrets between subscribers and operator . . . for example, Eugene Colwell, young veteran wiho recently established a locker plant at Str Benfedidt, made a call the other day and the operator after a' mirttite risked to be excused . .. *,:.wh'eri she returned Eugene asked; her what the trouble was . . . "You'burn- ed my soup" came tH£ reply . , . and it is homey little^ things : like that which make life interesting, and which subscribers, and o'p- eraloi's alike miss in a bi& city. * * * > f -•,;., Fred Dieckmarin, riftw settled clown into the prosaic business of banking, observed an anniversary the other day . i . it concerned an adventure in Australia, whore Fred and a few pals from lihe air corps got a pass for several days to see the sights . . . they decided to go to Brisbane, some 800 miles aWay, via train . . . they made the trip all right, but look it for granted that trains ran every day and found out loo late that the one they expected to get them back to the base Wasn't leaving for a couple more days . . . they hied to the nearest army .air base and spotted a big ship.;;w}i5ch was heading for a field -only''80 miles from their destination, 1 'but was not taking off until !the'! next clay . . . they waited.-." ,. came time for the take-off;^Hd; all the batteries were discdyereji., dead . . . then they spottedjai partially damaged plane of tha same vintage, nearby, quietly .'removed alJ nf its batteries' arid. put. them in their last ihope . . . the pilot was so grateful for this courtesy'he dropped them off on their own field . . . the gang got in late, but before they would have become AOL. Fred recalls the incident as a gruelling race against time, court martials, the hangman and firing squad. * * * KIWANIS MEETING: Frank Kohlhaas gave us a'n invitation to be a guest at a Kt- wanis meeting and .luncheon, the other noon, and it might;be well to give you a few inside notes on. this organization. ' J; jii While they arej;]m;quently boasting about their; yputh', we noted a few gray ,'h^ads around the tables, just the same . . '. they are a lusty-lunged outfit, and if you have a;|}$3a;k.Mivbice don't worry—nobody y/ili* notice it. Doc Hoffman is ;the|president; and like all goodh'ttfi^idenls opens the <meetinff;ia«a>tHeh' 'hat •TXtfc-i r^Vftt, r ^. r .'\'.Tf^^ f Ll A..TJ. \- •_' Fi;.'J.'±.i_^ 'ttrt. ' Few Folks Want to Work. Humboldt Republican: The editor of this paper owns a house and home where he lives. Because of office duties he has been unable to do the work about the yard and premises. Since early spring he has been unable to hire anyone— man or boy—to do the work. The wage was never in question. Everyone who wanted to work had work and did not care to take on any small jobs. And so the lawn has gone unmowod, the garden untended, the shrubbery undipped, and the weeds are running rampant. Politicians Hoodwink Veterans. Humboldt Republicans: The politicians go right on voting the veterans more money out of the taxes they—the veterans—will have to pay. Government Tampering'. Humboldt Republican: With millions of bushels of wheat rolling in the fields of Kansas because of the lack of freight cars to haul it to market or storage space for when it gets there, we are now told thai the potato crop of norlhern Iowa is being piled in Hie fields for Ihe same reason. On top of this comes the warning thai within six months we will witness the greatest freight congestion we have known for twenty years. This threatened congestion is the result of the refusal of government agents lo permit the railroads to teplenish the cars worn out by war service. -The potalo congestion and wheat spoilage then can bo laid to government tampering. The railroad had for a long time 'been warning Ihe boys down Washington way of what would happen, but their words were put aside as the whimpering of the economic royalists. roped Shirley Anliker 'from- thd school faculty in as' their pian-i isl, which doesn't hurt ;.the!. appearance of the group a" bitj either . . . 'they always pay tribute to Joe Lowe by singing "Sioux City Sue," a bit off key; perhaps, but loud; . : '! . When the guests are introduced they save healthy boos for any members of other service clubs, but had the tables turned on them last week. After they had booed a trio of Rotarians, their finest speaker, F. A, Robinson, who is one of the city planning engineers engaged by the city, arose and told them that he, loo, was a Rotarian. Oh yes, and last but not least, they evidently cannot trust themselves entirely, for they had Patrolman Tim O'Brien in as a guest, also. They are a pretty fine bunch of fellows, and it is good to get newer, fresher viewpoints, and learn a few new songs, even if you know you'll get a boo during the ceremonials. » * * Jim Muriagh Jells a story of a farmer who had a hired man that ate extremely heavy at all meals. During one breakfast session, the farmer watched the gorging process, and finally said: "Well, now you've had your lunch." The hired man went right on eating. Five minules later the farmer said: "Well, now you've had your supper." "Where you going?" asked the farmer. "Well," said the hired man, "I've just had my supper and I'm going to bed." * * * An Algonian who asked us not to mention his name, stopped in at the Dyckman Hotel in Minneapolis, last week, and wanted a room BEST WISHES TO Allen Motor Company May Your Grand Opening Be a Big Success! FROM Iowa Metal Buildings, Inc. CLARION, IOWA Congratulations! ALLEN MOTOR COMPANY • SIEG-FORT DODGE COMPANY WHOLESALE DISTRIBUTORS Automotive Equipment Replacement Parts Radio Sets and Supplies Fort Dodge, Iowa 6\ot\c naked hitt tfftfrf fie ,tfte toftW and when fol't£ pullecl out a bunch 6f week-end reserve- tions^20 at leash "Here you are," He 1 S»id. 'th«y'r« all reservaiJdtts ft? Al$Sria p<W. pie; maybe there's somebody theft yatf co'nld double 1 up witfr," Vi«A»r-,i,W»,fi'• t*j. a&l MVVWu tJtl1<X' IHpU n'cclvf X*G *MOv' TMlGITl 11V, Pne GnsHrouifSPIiain* S< JXi* flrcBi ^vBiorc tffftf V^rB* irotfg&i'' efevtoi, after" aft all-morning session along & river bottom. Bill say* he got them "himself. The largest one ['•better ffiffift-So IBs. and. ih«Ve beefl the klrtgpfft 1 of tl\e- ft*o«kers. fneide'ntally, the fawfier on whose laM they huflt edr charged $5 ' '" ' We h&atd seVeral eafftmehts about failure ot the ti!|h .fedhwrf. student to<*ty t& -rally and W«i out for the pef, f!8«ttl$ MfCfe 1 ' the- Homecoming. Seems- the' band, cheerleaders, and a lot of juWdf 1 Klgft- yeungsteifs turrtetf octt but the 1 mill* ihfgh 1 school at* tgftdalftjfe wl9' a rtiteKf handful! . , . aM fflfe sffakfe d'fcnce affeer the Htntibblds victory simmered down'* ft) the- tfarfd SHd chee* ,'jl'm tout I , sophistication id info ,frfutfgw i age art"', eft*" ftt~ ffit business <sf ™ L Hi* rfcdw; DrtUfl T He m%y gsht!* and'? Sluffinfif! out ! -JSX* . B'hl- flflfty'.'-S&.fi-ar btie com- merit' to add to -a paragraph in this column,, last week. He says: "It's aggravating; isn't it?" • * Wai proudly show- igri a \CoUple of the biggest wild Caria'dian gee"se we've even seen,. H«m«C«rtfort thit • Houictim* with an ititt \ 1MSULATI6N JOi . Phortvur today CowanBldgSupplyCo. 27& r IOWA' AND PLUMBING for NEW BUILDING P. R. I -R PLUMBING AND HEAf IftG Algona, Iowa Announcing I r SERVICE Gas& NOW ON CITIES SERVICE GAS CITIES SERVICE LUBRICATING OILS CITIES SERVICE GREASES CITIES SERVICE AUTO POLISH ... 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