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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, February 5, 1942
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ID11ORIAL PAGE i oooutlj Counttj BRED AS SECOND CLtASS MATTSR DB' Camber 31, 1908, at the poato'fflce at Algeria. I<wa, under the Act of March 2, 1879. TERMS OP SUBSCRIPTION l--To Kossutl> county postofflces and bordering postofflcea at Armstrong. Bode, Brltt, "Buffalo Center, Cwwlth, Cylinder, E 1 m o r e , Hardy, Hutchlns, Llvermore, Ottosen, Rake, Ringsted, Rodman. Stilson, 1 West Eend, and Woden, — *i.s» (-Advance and Upper Des Molnes both to same address at any postoffice In Kn'ssuth county or my neighboring: postoffice named In No. 1, C ea r $2.50 I—Advance alpne to all other postofflces ytar $2.60. t—Advance and Upper DCS Molnes both to same iddresa at all postofflces not excepted In No. 1, :' e ar _ $.1.00 THURSDAY, Another Editor on Useless Government 'Dope.' This newspaper has of late indulged in sonc rather bitter remarks on the government's campaign to save paper by cutting down on use. The government has been ex- co-fated as itself the greatest waster in the cojntry. The contents of any newspaper's wjstebaskets have been cited as evidence. .Newspapers the country over have called atfention to this inconsistency of govern- rmnt, nnd it has been the subject of many an editorial. An injunction to use mimeo gr;iph paper sparingly has drawn special at Talk Again of Federal Sales Taxation It begins to look as if lowans may have to pay a national as well as a state sales tax. Federal sales taxation has been talked before, but the president has been consistently against it. Now that the enormous financial burdens on the treasury imposed by war impend he may, though reluctantly, feel obliged to consent. Authorities on taxation have unanimously considered sales taxation, particularly on necessities, the unfairest of taxation. This is because the burden is unequal between classes of the people. The rich are far better able to pay, but they actually pay at the same rate that the poor do. As a practcial matter, however, sales taxes have been favored because they are easy to collect and highly remunerative. Our Iowa experience with a state sales tax has again illustrated this fact. The state tax has financed projects that could not have been undertaken except by imposing other taxation that would have aroused general protest. Timely Topics MiMiimMWilHlimmHmimiiniitriiiimiiHiiiMiiiimuiiiiimmHiimmiiiimuiuimiililiiiimmiiiiiimiiniiiimiiminiiii HODGEPODGE Webster—A stew of various ingredients; a mixture. THAT MAN Douglas MacArthur, besides being a whirlwind at fighting off the Japs, also wields no mean pen, as witness his birthday greeting to Roosevelt: "Today, January 30, ihe anniversary of your birth, smoke-begrimed men, covered with the marks of battle, rise from the foxholes of Batan and the batteries of Corregidor to pray reverently that God may bless immeasurably the president of ihe United Stales." * -* ' THE ITALIAN desert in north Africa is on-again-gone-again Finnegan proposition First the Germans have it. Then the Eng lish take it. Then the Germans take it from the English. Then the English retake it And now the Germans arc taking it. bad again. It's getting monotonous. • _. . . ^^,^,_. :k ^.^.^^.^.-^^^^jaad^i^aia^aEafiaafr^^aa^adMMM^IM^^MiMhMaMaaiHB i^jjjiuHajiu, WHEN MERCHANTS GO TQ tack, for the government agencies flooding wspapers with useless mimeographec ' 'do pe' are legion. Perhaps some readers of this sheet would be (interested to see how another newspaper goes after the government on this issue. The sitds is Storm Lake, where there is a Presbyterian college. The college paper said, OMcrs of the college administration are to cutj clown the length of semester examina- tioi s to conserve mimeograph paper," and thjit statement served as text for the following. editorial by W. C. Jarnagin, veteran editor of the Storm Lake Pilot-Tribune: Cutting down the length of semester ex- boT a f H W ° U !, d doubtless be a relief to wh hnv f ?? th ? unfort u™te students BuJtn P,Tt S k ?, the saici examinations. er, ', n, d ° Wn to cons erve mimeograph paper— y e gods and little fishes! colleges in By mail bright and early Monday morn- ng came U. S. treasury 'mats' which if cast end used in thc Advance would take up four columns. Practically every day, similar shipments come in big expensive envelopes and accompanied by stiffening cardboard nnd printed proofs. Great Guns, don't these government publicity hounds have any sense at all of what a weekly newspaper can use? Weekly newspapers that have to keep under 3000 circulation "to escape one of the burdensome new federal laws discovered recently that some bureaucrat in authority had held that sample copies count as circulation. The ability of some bureaucrats to read into the law interpretations that do not square with common usage is nothing short of astonishing. A few years ago a project for plants in his country to produce synthetic rubber in quantity was turned down by some all-wise unctionary. If we had those plants now! n Germany they were not so wise, and so Hitler has the plants. It's the war airplane tory over again. The fossils in high places ouldn t look into .the .future and see what might happen. In some quarters there are suggestions hat wartime elections be called off. Not WELDERS ON STRIKE on the Pacific coast should be sent to talk the situation over with the boys fighting the Japs in McArthttr's crew. Undoubtedly they woulc come back home with a firm decision to remain on strike ho matter how badly airplanes and boats are needed. After all the right of the union is much more important than the right of mankind to have unions Look at Germany and Italy and Japan— they are all unionized in one great big union. MOTORISTS WHO forgot or neglected to obtain the $2.09 federal use tax stickers are going to be sad babies if they gel caught. Monkeying around with Ihe old gent with the whiskers ain't no picnic. paid for getting this suff written to> But, as the Pilot-Tribune goes on to point out, the enormous wastage of paper and labor by government isn't the only issue involved. There is also the wastage in postal delivery. All this government 'dope' goes free, and the postmaster-general estimates that m the last fiscal year the cost of car- .nagfe was $2,500,000 in round numbers On franked matter sent out under congressional frank alone the postoffice department lost almost a million dollars. So please excuse the editors if they are now and then a trifle bitter about pleas from, the government to economize on use •of paper. MAYBE THE groundhog saw his shadow Monday. Also maybe he didn't. No sense giving away military secrets. Anyway the 'groundhog had his premises carefully guarded to prevent any weather leaks. He was effectively aided in the precautions by the skunks. The skunks took this way of protesting against calling Japs, Hitlerites and Fascists skuntfs. Even a skunk has some feeling and delicacy about such things. By T* It. ChrlschlHes* There is a prevalent notion that after a nerve-wracking, back-breaking day, the average salesman takes his customers out for a night's whoopee in Chicago's so-called "bright light" districts. „ On the contrary, the fact, (to which' there are, of course, exceptions) is that the salesman is usually so completely exhausted, after a "lull day in 'his inadequate showroom, that it is all he can do to drag himself off to bed. in passing, it may also be noted that there is little, if any, drinking in salesrooms during working hours. In fact I have never seen, in all my many-years of going to market, a single salesman taking a "quickie" in "office" hours. Drinking, like many other j aspects of market trips, has been greatly exaggerated. Ten years ago, before a mythical Book of Ethics for Salesmen was written, there was some buttonholing by the more aggressive salesmen in the corridors of the Morrison; but this has gone, and there are now strict rules against such practices, by the wholesalers' association, which has headquarters in thc hotel. Even early morning telephone calls, once the bane of visiting merchants, are taboo. All market week business today is :m the up-and-up. Every salesman now knows that while market weeks are pains-in-the-neck, a necessary evil, like style shows to the retailer, .hey must be taken along with the sweeter fruits of his trade. By the time the salesman pays his dues to the Morrison Style Ex- libitors Inc., pays his room rent, contributes o thc general success of the market week which is a fortnight in Chicago), and settles or his own board (and often that of. some if his customers), he is not only "out" fi- lancially but ready for a rest cure. And this brings us to the third group in ur little drama and probably the most mis- inderstood in the entire cast — the models. The very name suggests, to the uninitiated, something a bit spicy, "naughty, ceftalnty unashamed. Yet as a matter of fact, this professional model, oft whose shapely shoulders rest In turn the thousands of garments hourly shown to the visiting' fnetchants, is probably the most virtuous person 1ft the picture. The truth is that the professional model is a modest, refined, extremely well behaved, Retiring young lady in love with her job, willing to work long hours at moderate pay (about $20 a week), usually married and happy with her husband. The impression that she wines and dines in expensive night clubs, shows herself in revealing undergarments, and is a vulgar, forward hussy is a bit of misinformation I wish to clear up once and for all. For, like the ouycrs and the salesmen, these models are just human beings, so naturally possess the weaknesses and frailties of woman, but only as a class. They are honest and modest, as well as beautiful. During Market week their duties are manifold, and they do far more work than pivoting on heels with lovely ermine wraps draping their bodies; for they arc salesladies, too, putting in good words for certain garments as well as keeping the slock of samples in high-spots of; market Wcck often uninspired and lir^' for the merchant, the -„_ ... v •••w*.b4iciii tj IflG 'ISlin holiday., After tramping' VoCr ° f Salesrooms eight or ten i ln , lv worn-out merchant is suhjec ' r! •*yj "ion •sa f>c trated, two-hour dose of " °' in the evening. . In Chicago the* arc two at the Thrace Garden in , der auspices of the salesman' i lines shown at the hotel (,,", ed to these lines), thc oth ' f grand .ball room under dirJ ^ Chicago manufaclurers " i n spic and span order. Some of the more important ready-to- wear lines have colored maids who wait on thc models and help them dress; but as a rule, the professional model is strictly "on her own" and earns every cent she gtts. I have always suspected that yokel merchants from thc wide open places are the models' chief annoyance. There is no question but that these "glamor girls" are objects of many a questionable jest or loose- flung phrase; but they4ake it in their stride, like professional troopers, and they are, as a whole, clean-minded, they attend to their own business, and they add a needed bit of pulchritude to what might otherwise be a dreary and exhausting job. Style shows are the spectacular, climactic c ' " are. 'hi unfair to compare these e most unlimited resources of to-wear manufacturers nmk< pensive and elaborate, salesmen are curtailed hr carry the entire expense tl,,, r The Morrison show, which is 11, timate, takes on the air ,,r .,' C| for rill persons meet for cockt^' tel salesrooms before sov,,, 1?'? from which they go dinc{ . lo f the Terrace Garden. l n this Wa becomes acquainted, for it, n V thus spend together they m ^t more tables in a huge, tern i"' form intimate, congenial groups. °' At thc Stevens, on the oth.-r HM tempt is madexto bring - ' :i forehand. A ticket dcsi h , s turer's table ajf which one i s to , mammoth ballroom-dining room goes directly to that table, which' 60 persons. At the Morrison ' dom more than ten or a clox.cn one single table, which insures macy. Various acts of vaudeville i programs, but, again, thc Stevens s h( ^ H outdistances that at the Morrison forlrinl 'big time" talent is always used.' } : ; $| (To be continued) &$& Thi* llej usual—at least in this war, when it is up to I the democracies to demonstrate that their ' torm of government can at all times be car- ' ned on in the usual way. Only six weeks left before federal income tax returns are due. In spite of repeated publicity, how many people do not yet understand whether they have to file? Once again, every single person who had a gross i '"come of $750 or more last year, and every i «i*nn pers £ n who had a gr° ss income of $1500, must file. And the penalty for failure to file is pretty bad The Biggest Why of Jap Successes Saturday's Des Moines Register carried a lead editorial entitled the why of Japan's successes. It was more than a column long and was a good editorial, but perhaps a good many readers, as this writer did, wondered why the biggest 'Why' was not mentioned. _ The first 'Why,' according to the editorial, was because we underestimated the power of the Japs; another, because the Japs are fanatically patriotic and are united behind their emperor; a third, because the Japs started thc war with certain advantages, particularly j n that they were al^:.^ a :"! d : n war; *»»*>. b — so t h ey The biggest problem growing out of this world war is not so much how to defeat Hit- lensm-big as that is-but how to make a peace that will stick and prevent another war in 20 years. How, for example, are you 0omg to keep these world peace-disturbers down without hog-tying them? After all whole peoples even in Germany, Italy and Japan have got to have a fair show in the after-the-war world. Various editors are warning subscribers to expect smaller papers. Paper is getting scarce and high-priced. Use of paper must be economized. Some weeklies are already cutting down on size of editions and in oth- have been made aware of one phase of the movement—no more subscriptions that run for years without payment. Have you noticed how the featured front>»" news in the dailies has changed since Icernb 7 ' ered the w . ar? Before De- paign that drew the banner lines but now the Russian war news is mostly relegated to the inside pages. It all goes to show that "fv W b ya S!e S '»"" ? a . k - e - the1news seem bi S Opinions of Editors w * Japs , Have a Li cking Coming. f YhPof w^, a ;n SOnian - WeT have this word parecl for war in the air , fifth, because they were pre- j tomorrow. Why do we say it? IT in 4!-,„_:_ r>vriT'wriifi/-»v-.^.,-.j'_,i . t --,/ «-•>-« >» v; «civ 1L, JJtrLclu every nation and in the veins of every pie there is the loneinr* f or freedom that can ., , ., , ~~ •" """iv.-*jf, the fact that though it was known even to the commonalty in both this country and Britain that war with Japan was likely there was no adequate preparation against it. It |s not necessary to go into this and prove, it. What has happened speaks sufficiently for itself. Everybody knows there was r,o a deq to preparation in ^ ^ only D f Japan's course in the months prior to th, Pearl Harbor attack but regardles of years of warnings. Then why not say so flatly when enumerating the 'Whys' of Jap. anesei successes? This business of holding a Kimmel'and a Short, responsible for Pearl Harbor while at in* TVT Shieldin gv hi gher-ups (including the highest-ups) grows rather nauseating. 'When before in American history have we practiced it? George Washington wasn't shielded in his day, and Lincoln was cized as no other man from 1776 till To only in this the u Hint for Mr. Hickenlooper AH -fir Mile Post-Adolf Hitler was born Adolph Schicklgruber. His father changed which of course changed Adolf's he has assumed a role as world is well that he did, for even the „ * i •""•;; azi mi 8 ht smile if he had to Iruber^ N ™ Mends with " Heil Schickl- And It's the Same Here, Brother. Iowa Falls Citizen-Actions speak louder han words is a phrase you often hear. Here n the Citizen office we have liked the ae- ons of our subscribers and the people of this area the past few weeks. The rate at which renewal subscriptions have been nil! tr\ the , C ° Ufnter 01 ' the Citizen of fie* Th 6 6ar -° f 6Very one of the s taff Those actions speak a better recommendation tor our efforts than many words. Anoth er Way to Save Tires. City Freeman—Tests made by ments prepai e they n|iust sound It is emphasizi triotic ing of era tic needed in as an sid , by far the biggest 'Why' of not pans b ut Hitler's successes thus far -°wer O*""- 1 ** & VJ V Cl 11 — to recognize what was coming and ' for it. They had the means to know st have known, and yet they did not the tocsin. not disloyalty to say this frankly and size it. Quite the contrary, it is p a to do so. Honest criticism and plac- responsibility in war as in peace are ie American and the English demo- way, and they are even vastly more m war, because then the govern- power dearly needs such stimulus to keeping on its toes. ants * -,..*,* wi*v; thing. a ?, peed - would conserve life and &S tlreS ' tubes ' gasoline and !«' - Drunk Driving. council pX^cETor^e Si/ofS country taverns and — - " "oouuon 01 reduce drunken driv taverns, the council "Tt ;<T «, V •""•^-'-x wuuuu member, said It is the taverns outside the city which arp caiiinn* ™,, n v. of thc; trouble " they are under su- habits, and peaceful, law-abiding, clean-fun-loving animals. They only cut loose with a barrage when necessary to protect themselves. No one ever heard of a skunk sneaking up to attack anything. So don't call those humans skunks. Whoever heard of a skunk beating his wife, or gel- ting all likkered up and shooting up the town? No one ever knew a skunk to tell a lie. Who's talking about the weather? * * WHEN A WAITER in a New Jersey cafe refused three patrons a second spoonful of sugar in-the coffee the patrons tossed,the waiter out of a plateglass window. They probably sang that old ditty—"Out the window he must go, must go, he must go." And the quartet of policemen chorused later: "In the cooler they must go, they must go, they must go." There seems to be a rule in the waiter's union against tossing waiters out of windows. And besides such babies as those customers would have no use for the sweetening of sugar. PEOPLE WHO have laid in slocks of sugar or other scarce commodities should nol brag about it Such bragging is worse than ihe advertising says b. o. is, and makes one twice as unpopular. Maybe it was smart, but ifs smarter to be dumb about it. THE U. S. GOVERNMENT has sent all newspapers a 'Code of Wartime Practices for the American Press." The code is much less drastic than anticipated, and is one of the most intelligently prepared pieces of literature the government has sent out in franked envelopes for quite a spell. Most of the censorship asked is sensible and explained in a reasonable manner. Such a beginning will get cooperation from the press. LA GUARDIA HAS announced that he will quit the Civilian Defense chairmanship Now if someone will find a good place for Elinor and get a good man to run that branch of our war organization there'll probably be something happen of consequence Both heads meant well, but their good intentions became so many paving blocks in the final residence of Herr Hitler, Mussy and the Son of Heaven. IF IT MAKES anyone feel any better to howl their heads off because they can't get something right now they are entitled to howl and get it over with. However it's smart to order in advance of needs for delivery at the time of need. Then the schedule can be planned. Gone are the days when everyone wanted an order Now it is devastating to see how nonchalent the traveling salesman can be about taking an order And many a salesman is getting even with former pests who found -amusement in teasing him and demanding unfair practices before giving an order., * 0. _* MAYBE ITS UNPATRIOTIC and all of that but the timing of the Fireside Chat to coincide with the dinner to refill democratic campaign chests just doesn't seem like cricket After all Roosevelt is the president of the United States, not-the democrats of the United States, and his report is to the people of the United States, not just to the democrats. Such timing is bad because it encourages renegrade republicans and outlaws to bring politics out into'the open If this war is lost it won't matter much how full the democratic war chest happens to be. The democrats in that case will never use it. —D. E. D. 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