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0 North Dodge Street W. ttAdGARO & R. B. WALLEtt, Entered as Second Class Matter at the Postoffice /it Algdna, Iowa, under act of Congress of March ^ 3, 1-879. Issued Weekly. NATIONAL EDITORIAL. " " ASSOCIATION Second Place, General Excellence* Iowa Press, 1940 MM :IAT First Place Award Winner, 1933, Iowa's 1 Most Outstanding Weekly, Judged by State University of .Iowa THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES SERVICE FLAG * * * * Russell B. Waller Paul Arne Pedersen Robert Ditsworth Richard H. Sheldon AliH!« 8 fThli..ALlHl*e(Th*«-. Not Much af Anythlflg . / a BUbntitteoMd tht TBttt CSH Dray and Storage of all kinds ttAVfi *6tf SWOttN OFff? diate peaee of eHsive and cease fill armed ««h» fllct, th$ destructien of properly, thg 'taking' of human life, by war. That the nations now at war at a peace table to discuss means to settle all armed conflict. * We urge all peace loving people in every community to circulate petitions and a prayer: "Dear Father, we will recognize ttie rights, of all men to live upon this earth and pursue peaceful means to live, and that only police authority shall be invoked against any citizen who may violate constituted law and authority."—W. H. Daubendiek, secretary, West Iowa Telephone Company, West Bend, Iowa. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO. One Year, in advance $2.50 The Taxers and Spenders Most people had long ago concluded that President Roosevelt and his side kick, Harry Hopkins, and the other New Dealers and spenders nnd lenders and taxers and taxers had levied taxes on everything that could possibly be taxed, but now someone suggests that there is one source of revenue that the gang has so far overlooked. In 1941 the Russian Soviet Union started to tax unmarried persons and those Who were married but had no children. This is a source of taxation that might produce as much loot as the social security taxation. It does seem queer Upper Des Moines and Kossuth County Advance in combination, per year $4.00 u. «. « v. * i. i ,,,.,--, Single Copies .. 7c that ll has so far been overlooked by the boys down at Washington in charge of our destiny. Neither SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year in advance $3.00 Upper Des Moines and Kossuth County Advance in combination, per year $5.00 No subscriptions less than 6 months. ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per inch _...42c Harry Hopkins or President Roosevelt are subscribers to the Algona Upper Des Moines or we would be afraid to publish this suggestion or call this to their attention in any way. It is safe to say that the idea will be acted upon at once should this item come to their attention, and we ask our exchanges to refrain from clipping the item. EDITORIAL COMMENT By .?. W. Gen. Eisenhower Not to Be Blamed When disaster overtakes the army or navy of any country and they are defeated the general in command or the admiral is liable to be removed because of the defeat. The Germans do not always place the blame on their defeated commanders. Notably, Marshal Rommel after being chased out of Africa and suffering defeats in Sicily and Italy was placed in command of the Western Front and his great ability as a military leader was recognized up to the time of his recent death. However, mostly it is considered that to be defeated is to be reprimanded or disgraced when they may be totally innocent. It seems that people demand a "goat", and of course the commander is the most easily blamed. I n the recent retreat of the American army on the German border Gen. Eisenhower is blamed by some for allowing the Germans to spring a surprise attack on his army which itself was preparing for a surprise attack on the Germans. It seems that our reconnaissance flyers noted much activity of troops in the German lines, but were so cocksure that the Germans could do nothing else but retreat, perhaps because they had grown into the habit of retreating, and figured that they were preparing for a general withdrawal in/ force. The weather was.so bad that it was har& to size up the movement of the Germans from the air. However we thing it is hardly,\fair to blame Gen. Eisenhower, who has proven himself to be one of the most gallant fighters'and strate- Lantrys Take U. D. M. For Seventy Years The Upper Des Moines has many subscribers who have taken the paper continuously for fifty years or more, but it is likely that the family name Lantry has been on our subscription list for more years than any other The late Tom Lantry subscribed for the paper shortly after coming to Algona about 1873, and the names of Mr. Lantry and a number of his children have been on the U. D. M. list continuously through the seventy years since. This fact was brought to our attention last week by the following note from "Cleve" Lantry, a son of T. H. Lantry, who for years now has been a resident of Spokane, Washington, where he owns and manages a broadcasting station: "Merry Christmas, Will: Spm'e day when you have time I wish you worfld look up the records and let me know just how long the Lantry subscription has' been running. I know it dates back,.Beyond my arrival in 1886. Most of ,/today's 'locals' concerns strangers to me 1 but I read them all. What . I most enjoy are your forthright editorials and 'Reese^s Ravings. 1 Both are good.—Cleve Lantry,'' 'Twas Monday and ; we now have here Beginning of another year, When habits we Would cast away Which over better sen&e hold sway. The custom Is that we swear off. The brimming cug we cease to tjuaff And cards and checkers we would ban And for good habits take a stand. Each year there cbmes within the heart This urging that we do our part To purge the world of useless crave 1 And better, daily, to behave. We swear there'll, be no poker chips, That never booze shall pass our lips, We swear on stacks of Bibles high To cease our gorging pumpkin pie. We shout that all the world may hear There'll be no brewing malty beer, Nor will be spent, a thinning dime To sip or make of cheering wine, With hand On heart and eyes to heav'n We vanish throwing bones "come seven," And bridge and poker, pool or bowl We bury deep, We'd cleanse our soul, We stagger through a day, no smoke, Not one of resolutions broke, Though wild for puff of pipe or "pill" We bravely bit the urge "be still." One day and night we Worry through Sometimes it lasts a week or two. From all old habits we refrain Though pain and Urges fill our frame. But soon we careless get betimes, Again we spend . of sundry dimes For pipe, and mug and cigaret And gaily sing "I'll raise your bet." Deserting power of mind and will, We hunt again our bootleg still And, Irresponsible, we laugh, As from the foamy cup we quaff. It is a joke this "swearing off" Like giving up of barnyard golf— It can't be done by you and I— So why the use to live a lie? Opinions of Other Editors Hitler Should Hang Himself Webster City Freeman: Some editor has sug- „,-„+ i, . , - - , - gested that Hitler go back to paper, hanging when gists that our army has, produced^-Has -been given physically and mentally fit. But he has become ss^^^^P'al of Gen.J Marshall,* 1 and so far as we so used to hanging people, especially Jews, he fca*a^^Hk>uld continue to have the support and would hardly know how to hang paper, and he admirafiorf%£ the people of this country. It is not was no !i a very good paper hanger when he fol- only cruel, but shows ignorance to blame anyone for something that could not be foreseen. We are still placing our bets on Gen. Eisenhower to defeat the Germans in the end. As the Legislature Convenes "When Senator Duane Dewel and Kossuth County Representative Ed. Capesius go to Des M^oines and begin their work in the state legisla- ^re, which convenes there on Monday, January '8, they will undertake great responsibilities and we think that both men will fulfill their duties 'to their constituents in an intellgent and painstaking manner. Already the demands on the state •treasury have reached a figure far in excess of -the amount of money in the fat treasury, which : :has tempted the greedy interests of many pressure groups, some of whom are asking for ex• cessive sums to be spent on projects, some of •which are without merit. A large sum of money Un the treasury is always tempting to the spenders, and the taxpayers' interests should be carefully guarded by all honest legislators. The* first thing to do is to declare a moratorium on the state Income tax. This would prove the most popular thing that the legislature could do, and would serve notice that the txapayers" interests are to be well looked after by the present general assembly. Both our senator and representative elect have proven themselves careful business men in handling their own affairs and we feel confident that our interests are safe in their hands. Daubendiek Asks For Peace W. H. Daubendiek, West Bend banker and telephone man, who a year or so ago was accused of being pro-German because he came out for a cessation of hostlities and an armistice between the nations at war until peace terms could bo agreed upon, has lately come out in an article in the Des Moines Register again declaring for the same thing. Everyone wants peace, of course, but it must be a peace that will last, and that is impossible until Germany is made completely impotent. Below we print Mr. Daubendick's plea for peace as printed in the Open Forum of the Register: For the New Year. For an immediate and lasting world peace we first recognize the fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of man and that all men are born equal and have a right to pursue their own free will and happiness. We hereby petition congress and all rightfully authority to bring about an imme- lowed the business, as he had his mind on something else, dreaming how he was going to make a living without honest toil. The best thing Hitler can do for himself, for Germany and for the world is to hang himself, and we wouldn't be surprised if he does that. Legislators Should Be Careful Northwood Anchor: Paul R. Bumbarger, Iowa Daily press representative, writing from Des Moines, says: "Iowa political interest is shifting to the forthcoming 51st general assembly. . . . Main reason for expecting a prolonged session is the growing stack of money in the state treasury, inviting a welter of proposals for disposal of it." Of course it is scarcely to be expected that ALL of the legislators might consider the common sense of hanging on to the funds until after-the-war developments point the way to greater wisdom in its expenditure. May Lose More Than Social Gains Webster City Journal: Wonder how many strikes that retard the war effort are being indulged in today? If the record is maintained the number is not far from a dozen. And what is the president and the congress doing to discourage such strips? The answer is easy. They are doing nothing except talking, and talk is cheap. It makes one tired to hear the administration complain of a manpower shortage while insisting that we must not lose any of our social gains. Principles Remain the Same Eagle Grove Eagle: Notice that the republicans down east and Dewey are not able to agree on strategy. Watchful waiting is the proper policy. Certain differences of opinion have developed during the 12 years of the Nudeal which have not been changed by the election. Remember that 22 million voters favored a change, while 24 million voted against such a procedure in war time. The 22 million did not approve deceit, broken promises and undermined confidence in their government despite the war. The 22 million do not approve profligate dissipation of public funds. The 22 million do not sanction having the elections dictated by the corrupt city bosses and gangsters of the Kelly, Hague, Pendergast type. The 22 million were against clearing matters with Sidney. They honestly believe that 16 years is too long to continue any one man in office with all his- appointive bureaus and commissions voting to continue them in their jobs. Three million federal job holders voted in the past election and held the balance of power. It is well to remember that 22 million is a sizeable minority and many of those who voted with the majority hold the same beliefs as the minority and say so. This nation is still a democracy. Majority rules, but principles do not change with an adverse election. We just wait until the next election. We just wait until the next election hoping the majority will be with us. It should always be that way in this country. The Red Rock Dam Frank Jaqua in Ilumboldt Independent The State Conservation Commission expresses strong opposition to the projected fifteen million dollar Bed Rock dam project. The commission is Against the plan mainly from the standpoint of wild life and recreation, which it declared would be virtually impossible because of heavy silt deposits. "With a silt bottom the area will be used lor recreaton purposes little more than Copper Lake above the Keokuk dam on the Mississippi river is at present." The commission made it plain that it favored a flood control plan that Starts where the water falls as rain on the land, it sadd that only the residents below the dam would benefit by the proposed flood control, and Intimated that those above it would suffer as they are now suffering. Congress has authorized the construction of this dam, but it goes on the shelf or in a pigeon hole because no funds are |l| aside for its use. It does seem that the felr lows down at Washington can think up the most foolish methods of spending the people's money. The trouble with such projects is that they are bally-hooed to the nation as improvements while in reality they are little more than a means of spending the surplus cash in Uncle Sam's strong box. Also they are usually accepted by the localities in which they are proposed, as benefits, or a means of getting the expenditure of the people's money. Some years ago I attended a convention in Davenport and one of the features of entertainment was a steamboat ride on the Mississippi. The conversation came around to the millions that had been spent on the Mississippi river to "make it navigable." I was assured by men on the ground that little benefit had been gained from the millions of dollars sunk there. It was Ipoked on as a portion of the po* litical pork barrel that had been emptied in that vicinity. /"•Y I take off my hats to the Pos Office gang and am sending them orchids one of these days because on account of they waited till after Christmas to put the lousy colored dun for box rent in my pos! office box and which was nice because on account of that darnec dun always takes the joy out of everything and I wouldn't have had much Christmas, so to speak And along with a lot of nice Christmas cards full of Christmas joy and Christmas spirit I got a dun from the telephone company for-$9.29 right after I had gotten a Christmas present of 10 bucks and so there wasn't much joy In that and Fred Timm felt sorry for me. And the next day, along with a lot of Christmas cards and Christmas joy in my post office box I gets a dun from my church and which I owe and so another day was utterly ruined. I'm in favor of no duns being mailed between Dec. 15 and Dec. 31 so I can enjoy the joy of Christmas in a manner unconfined, so to speak. I'm used to duns, get a lot of 'em, but they ain't no joy conveyors during, the Christmas season. ' - •*' - - *-Z 0 — ••"• -;' .•'•'.- •'•:: . V. C. Smith, Algona, coffee gulper de luxe, gave me two fishes and they were frozen and smoked and did they ever taste good during the holidays, but V. C. said he didn'^t catch em himself nor smoke "em either, because on account of he doesn't believe in catching frozen fish, he wants the kind that wrestle when you take 'em off. the hook, and that's the kind he catches, the hooked kind, not the kind you' whistle to and bat over the noodle, nor does he believe in fishing through the ice sitting in a rocking chair, either. He said there were times when he really felt like smoking so he could hang a fish from the ceiling and smoke it perfectly with his own smoke, that is, he could do that when there were plenty cig- arets, but smoking fish with cig- aret smoke is out these days. —o—• Fred Geigel calls me "Never Sweat" and for what reason I don't know, though I don't sweat much in the winter time;, so to speak. And that's another- reason why I don't have to take a bath so often, no sweat to- wash off. —o— Lawrence Hansen of Wesley is a new subscriber to the UDM because on account of he's a Dane and someone told him. that I printed a lot of Dane in this column and he wants to read a Dane paper once in a while. But he admits he can't sing for sour- apples but he likes ebelskyvver:. I gulped a cup of coffee one day last week with Verle Nelson and Bob Loss at the USD and at the same table were Mrs. Paul Lindholm and Mrs. Joe Elbert, Sr., and they were nice to me and didn't mind my dunking a bit, in fact Mrs. Lindholm marveled that I could dunk a doughnut and not | get coffee up to my elbow, and Verle is a Dane even if he spells his name with an "o" like the Swedes do, but he said his dad spelled Nelson with an "o" instead of an "e" because on account of he could make the "••}" more readable, so to speak. —o— Wesley has contributed two coffee gulping citizens to Algona recently and they are Henry ,T. Sherman and Ervin Olson, and both of 'em declared that they never slirped their coffee, that they believed in the principles of silent gulping, and they both claim to be good dunkers which they learned at Wesley, and they both want to be field representatives for the Amalgamated Association of Coffee Gulpers and if they don't want too much money I'll see to it that they have a job. Des Moines is going; Swedish, according to the Des Moine? telephone directory, and it looks like the Danes aren't getting any place. I spent Christmas with the Danielsons down there (The Mrs. folks, and. they're Swedes, too.) and I found that Des Moines is really Scandinavian' with the Swedes in the lead. In the telephone book there are listed 198 Danes, Jensens, Hansens, Olsens, Larsens and Andersens, while the same names in Swede list 509. And on top of that there are 305 Johnsons. Can you beat Smiths, no Roosevelts, 4 Wash- ingtons, 5 Lincolns, 1 Coolidge, 10 Hoovers and 5 Hardings. -Of the Irish starting with "O" there are only 117 including 39 Rileys and 17 Kelleys. You can see that the Swedes outnumber all the rest of us more than 2 to 1 and in another ten years they will probably change Des Moines to Ske/nings- berg or something. Now if some of the 385 Smiths and the 117 Irish would just take out Dane citizenship papers maybe the Danes could hold their own in the capital city, so to speak. . Mrs, Oscar Haffimohd Was hostess to the S«tt6M' W, S. C, S. at her home oft Thursday aftefhaon, Jan. 4, Mrs. Essie McMahoh'^as taken to the Kossuth hospital again on Friday before Christmas wherd she 'Will be confined tot a .time, 'Mr. and Mrs, Glen Gabrlelson and Glennda Sue spent Christmas Sunday at Webster City at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Gabrielson and family, Mrs. John Branagan of dolman, N. D., came the middle of the week and visited until Friday evening with her mother-in-law. Mrs. Fannie Branagan, east of tovfrn. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Krleps and children, Joan and Jerry, and John Scherer and Francis Hubboll were Christmas dinner guests at the Tom Forburger home near Wesley. Mrs. Pearl Beukema and children were Christmas dinner guests at the Art Bleckwen honie at Fenton and visited there until Tuesday. Delores Bleckwen returned home with them for a few days visit, Mr. and Mrs. B. E. Sanders entertained at dinner Christmas day Guests were Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hawley, Mrs. Naomi DeWilde and Constance Joy, Mason City; Mr and Mrs. Lou Bolemus and family of Doan, and Mrs. Ray McMahon and baby of Sioux City. Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd. Steven and family of Mapleton, Minn., were guests Christmas night and Tuesday dinner guests at the parental Harvey Steven home. Others there were Supt. and Mrs. Evert Hodgin of Greenville; Mr. and Mrs. Leo _Ju aha 8»f ahd* M«r, H, Olsen. *he home bf Mw, Sarah wise was the seefte of a large Christmas' dinfterv with 28 members bf tM family present, as fblfewsi Mr. . and M*sr,Lloy.d/H, Steven and family,'Mapleton, Minh.j Mr. and Mrs. ttenry Phillips and Mf, hnd Mrs, James StebbinS, Algona; Mr, and Mrs. Merman Wise and distance hauling, load Insured against io<» 6f dawag6. fflqUlpped to do Alf, kinds of dfaying and hatil* Iflg/ Townsend Flash By Mrs. A. M. Anderson Fearful that the Townsend bill might reach the floor before Con r gress adjourned, enemies of "insurance for all" were apparently powerful enough to induce four of the 217 congressmen to withdraw their names from Petition 17 before the remaining signatures Insulate Now! For A Johns-Manville Blown Home Insulation Estimate Call 767 , Wonhhoudt Home Insulation Co. DEL LEANEAGH Local Representative •'• • ...:•• •'•'•'•' "' ,44tf Will This New Year Be A Better Year For You? This will be a momentous year for America—we hope she, fares well in the crisis . . . How are you going to fare, personally? Will you SAVE money, MAKE money, CONSERVE what you have? ••:. Part of the answer may well lie in making and keeping this New Year's Eesolution: To use every available service of this bank, to make all you can, save what you maker borrow whalt you need—and,to consult frequently with our'officers concerning the best way to do it! There is the most practical suggestion we have to offer for a Prosperous New Year. IOWA STATE BANK - ALGONA > Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Ralph Miller, President Harold Gilmore, Cashier, -''-.„ Roy McMahon, Ass't Cashier. Having decided to quit farming I will sell the following described property at my farm located 6 miles west of Algona on Highway 18, or 6 miles east of Whittemore on Highway 18, on THURSDAY, JAN. llth Sale Starts at 1 O'clock . 3 HEAD OF HORSES One Gray Mare, 9 years old; One Gray Mare 10 years old; One Black Gelding 11 years old. 19 HEAD OF CATTLE 10 Good Grade Guernsey Milk Cows. 5 cows are milking now—others to freshen in the spring. One 3- year old White Face Bull. 8 last spring Calves consisting of 5 Heifers and 3 Bull Calves. HOGS 37 Feeder Pigs, 75 to 125 Ibs. SHEEP 18 Black Faced'Ewes CHICKENS About 200 Good Healthy April Pullets FARM MACHINERY John Deere row crop tractor, all overhauled and a new block and 6 in. pistons last spring; Power lift 2- row cultivator for above tractor; Rebuilt 244 Oliver tractor plow, works well; Allis-Chalmers 6 ft, com* bine, also pickup and straw spreader; one row Belle City corn busker t iii good repair, was mounted on above tractor this fall; Clean Easy milker, milks as good as new; 10-in, grain buster hammer mill and 8 screens; 42-ft. Sandwich grain elevator; 6 ft, McCormick mower; side delivery rake; U«ftt disc; 8»ft, » spring tooth harrow; endgate seeder; John Deere com planter and 100 rods of wire; manure spreader; binder windrower; 6-ft. mower windrower; 16'in. sulky plow; single row cultivator; low iron wheel wagon and rack; Mandt auto steer wagon and triple bo%; top side boards for wagon box; wagon and box; fan« ning mill; steel stone boat; iron wheel scraper; 1% H, P, International gag engine;! truck box; tractor cab, tractor stacker; dead furrow filler, and other miscellaneous items, Iron cow pokes; cream cans; 2 harpoon hay forks; hog waterer attached to barrel; burner; pipe vise; 2 50-ft, rolls wire cribbing; 8 50-ft, rolls slat cribbing; power take-off coupling and sliding tube; maul; dehorning clipper; 3 log 9hains, forks; shovels; 2 siclMe grinders; pil and gas drums; disc hitlers; cultivator sweeps; 6 individual cement hog troughs; blacksmith fprge; press djrUl; anvil; ein^ryw grinder; set of breeching harness; horse collars; 10x12 brooder house; brooder stove; 9 door bog feeder; : Hog troughs; bee hive, and numerous other articles. 1 bu. Funk's No, 39 seed corn; hay; stack 9! alfalfa hay,- , •• .-; ; '•''"'. ~ v.t- ^ /* TERMS: Cash or make arrangements with yowr banker, No property to fee until gelled ^^^R-T^^W" 1 ^^-^^ ^P ^P ^PP"^F ^^fr ^^f^Ws ^^ ^^ *fl^fr ^P^^pWS^IWk^lP^HF **HIW(PMRPfe. A, MATEJW IOWA STATE BANK Clerk

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