Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on June 25, 1942 · Page 3
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THURSDAY •KIBIllSD AS SECOND OfcASS fcATTBSR D«. earner M, MOg. at tii* postottlce at Algona, t«wa, under the Act of Much 2, 18W. TERMS OP SUBSCRIPTION Ir-To Kowuth county postottlcea and bordering POBtofflces »t Armstrong. Bode, Brltt, Buffalo Center, Corwith, Cylinder, El more, Hardy, ButchiM, Livennore, Ottosen, Rake, BJngsted, Hodman. Stllson, West iEend, and Woden, '*** ------------------------------------ H.GO •-"Advance and Upper Des Molnes both to aaroe address at any postofftoe In Kossroth county or any neighboring postofflee named In No. 1. year ------------- ....................... ^ *-Adrance alone to all other postoffloes year »6«. •-Advance and Upper Des Molnes both to same address at all postofflces not excepted in No. 1. More Time on Weeklies Than on Dailies? Nobody knows better than editors and proof readers that many typographical errors appear in each issue of a daily or weekly newspaper. But there is less excuse for such mistakes in a weekly than in a daily, because the weekly has more time to devote to proof reading and corrections. — Webster City Freeman. tally affects every person in the United States. It is absolutely necessary that we conserve rubber, and yet still maintain effi- ciem transportation, though based on driving of the utmost necessity." Paul F. Hill, executive secretary of the Iowa highway traffic advisory committee, said: "Iowa's five-point transportation conservation program of (1) staggering of hours, (2) share the ride, (3) elimination of unnecessary and careless driving, (4) preservation through law enforcement, and (5) conservation through street and highway improvement will, by cooperation of every city, village, and town, show the nation that Iowa is taking first place in the essential battle of Transportation-Conservation for Victory." I HODGEPODGE Webster—A stew of various la. gredlealti a mixture. And the Freeman tells one on itself. Some years ago a Webster Cityan spent a weekend at Hull, and the Freeman ran a 'local' about it, but the linotypist happened to hit the wrong key, and the town's name appeared as 'Hell.' Books have been made of funny clippings of newspaper mistakes, but the all-time prize error by a Kossuth newspaper has never been included because it is unprintable. What galls the editors is the number of readers who just naturally take it for granted that if THEY (the readers) were publishing a newspaper there would never be mistakes in it. The editors know from sad experience that such perfection is impossible. But all that isn't what inspired this editorial. The thing that editors of weeklies will cuss about as they peruse the Freeman paragraph quoted above is Editor Hunter's assumption that editors of weeklies have more time than publishers of dailies do and are therefore less excusable for errors. More time! For goodness sake, has Editor Hunter grown so old that he forgets the years when he was a weekly editor doing all the things that are departmentalized on dailies? Ask John Carey, of the Sioux City Journal, Mr. Hunter. John you recall, quit the Journal some years ago to publish a weekly, and thought he was going to have the softest of jobs. But it didn't pan out that way, far from it, as he confessed publicly when he sold the weekly and went back to the Journal—overjoyed to be no longer a slave. Lay a copy of the Advance alongside the D. M. Register, Mr. Hunter, and reflect that Many a Parent Will Need Fortitude Like This Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Grow, publishers of the Terril Record, had a son Bernard "Pat" who was loved in the community. He left employment with his parents to join the coast guard, and was sent to the Philippines. "Missing in action" came a report to the parents recently. "Many look pityingly at us or refrain from saying anything or writing anything about Bernard," the Grows said in 'a remarkable editorial in their newspaper of June 11. "To think that Bernard is dead from the letter we got from the War Department would, to our notion, be losing faith. "We will not say we do not worry, because everyone knows better, but we truthfully say we did not take that letter as final or cause for too much anxiety. "We are still holding the thought that some day 'Pat' will be back in Terril. It may be months or years before we know for sure and it may not—it's in the hands of God. "But we haven't given up. We do not say 'Pat was,' we say, 'Pat is.' We must l.eep the faith. x "Perhaps some may think this out of place, but for years Pat was a part of the office force, and everyone knows him, so we feel you are glad to know that we think with you that Pat will come back." WHETHER ITS true or not it's still a good story, and was relayed to this column by a friend in need particularly as this hobby-rider has just returned from a convention. It seems an Emmetsburg girl wrote regularly to her soldier boy-friend, whose replies contained a good deal more army news than the censors cared to let go through. Each of the boy friend's letters were increasingly cut up by the censor till some looked more like a paper lace doily than a letter. The climax was readied when the JSmmetsburg slacks - wearer received an army-postmarked envelope containing no letter—only a small typewritten slip from the company censor, reading— "Your boy,friend Hill lore* you but he lalks too d—d much!" THE WEEK'S NEWS ABOLT Mesdnmes William Kienitz and Alvin Rippentrop were hostesses to the Presbyterian missionary society Thursday afternoon, with 30 women present Mrs. William Schroeder had charge of devotions; Dorothy Asmusson sang a solo; Mrs. R. L. Williams read the by-laws; girls of the C. E. society presented the missionary lesson; and Wanda Heetland sang Beautiful Dreamer as close ol the program. Last week visitors at Charles Eggerth's were his sister, Mrs. Lottie Starr, her daughter, and j three children, all of Onamia, i Minn. They left last week ; Wednesday for Renwick to visit ! Mrs, Starr's parents and brothers. The following item, clipped from an Algona paper was of particular interest to Lakota people, for the young man is a grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Hans, Lakota, his mother being their daughter Bertha: "Elmer Timely Topics the Advance is the work of seven people people against the hundreds on the Register's staff. Weekly editors have more time?—Undiluted stuff and nonsense! We _ see by the papers' that the government is establishing an information bureau, or something, to have control of all government publicity. This will be hailed almost as a hfesaver by the newspapers — if it works and the flood of useless 'copy' cartoons etc., is reduced to what they can' reasonably find space for. At present every newspaper's wastebasket bulges with it. This country and England are now paying an ^ for dalliance in the pre-war years when the heads of government knew what was going on in Germany and Japan, VPt failo^ tr, -,,,,„!-„_ il__ *, u^i/d.i, Shall the Legion Receive Present-War Veterans? The American Legionis debating whether to admit veterans of the present war to membership. Some posts are in favor, others against. This writer does not know how the local post stands. As an outsider we favor admission. We have seen the G. A. R. posts flourish, then decline, till now most of them are out of existence. To us this has seemed a tragic thing. Such an organization, we think, should be built on the live-forever corporation plan. New blood should keep it alive and active as the old wears out. Of course if there should ever come a time when wars do not occur often enough to supply new blood, some other means, if there be any, would have to be found to keep the organization going. But many of the G. A. R. posts could still be alive and flourishing if they had absorbed the Spanish-American war veterans. As the Knoxville Express suggests, there is a much more cogent reason why the Legion should absorb present-day veterans than there was in the case of the Civil war and the Spanish-American war veterans. These two wars differed from each other fundamentally. One was domestic, the other foreign; there was no relationship between them. But the present war and the. war which gave birth to the Legion are essentially the same. This war is but a delayed chapter, and the veterans of this war are true brethren-in-arms of the veterans of World War I. Fortunately the name American Legion is broad enough to include veterans of all wars in which the United States is or has been engaged. The G. A. R.'s name would hardly have suited veterans of the Spanish- American war. Adequate Transportation Vital for Victory City officials and interested civilians attended a statewide transportation-conservation for Victory meeting at Des Moines last week Wednesday in the house chamber of the capitol. Governor Wilson pointed out, in opening the meeting, that "it is evident that Iowa will be one of the first states to begin a concrete program for the conservation of vital war transportation facilities. This meeting featured Norman Damon, Washington, D. C., representative of a national highway traffic advisory committee to the War department. Mr. Damon declared that "one of the basic constituents of the American way of life is rubber. The shortage of this commodity vi- - - o—e» ~*» ."i v-n-Ainauy ciiiu dapau, yet failed to awaken the people and pre- ff 1 " 6 -^ Aside from its own cos t. for example, Mr. Roosevelt's mania for so-called 'social reform has, in a way, turned out to be a thousand and more times costlier in not only money but human" misery than anything the United States has ever before had to stand for. Harlan Miller, the D. M. Register's Over the Coffee columnist, is off for the wars as a captain in the army. Here are sincere wishes for distinguished service and a safe return. Some of Iowa's weeklies, a good many ^ in fact, had occasion to differ from Miller s position in pre-primary politics, but that didn't in the least mean that they were less friendly to him personally. Notwithstanding Governor Wilson's easv victory in the primary, and the fact that so many more republican than democratic votes were cast, he had better prepare early and hard for the fall contest with Senator Herring. Herring is an able man and an experienced politician. Many republicans think well of him, and he will get many republican votes. Every such vote will count double—one for Herring, one Wilson's didn't get. Earl G. Miller has announced that he is through with politics—which seems to eliminate him as a possible independent 'revenge candidate against Hickenlooper. But he couldn t retire into obscurity without one m< £ e ™ o1 stunt to exptein. He has rented a D. M. hotel, and when he applied for a beer license he signed as "G. Miller." Of , D T •• «~ ~v.«.wa*M^ 5* C1VIUC1LCU eral fronts that need some attention. One ""o m nn aviation metalsmith and front is in Libia—or maybe Egypt when this appears in type—where the English were caught with too little—whether too late or not. Another front is in China where the Japs have the upper hand with the most doughty warrior of them all—fighting with nothing. Another front is in Russia, but so far at least the Russians have been able to take care of themselves amply. But they can't hold on forever. However, before anyone blames the United Nations for bungling there should be a closer study of their situation. Draw a circle. Put a spot in the center and call it Berlin, and label the entire area Germany. Label the area outside the circle United Nations. Put a block representing an army in Berlin. Put a block representing a United Nations army outside the circle. Then move the German block to the opposite side of the circle from the United Nations block. Then staying outside the circle move the United Nations block over to meet the German block. | The United Nations block had to travel way around the circle to meet the German block which only had to travel the radius of the circle. , The trouble has been England has had only one good army—or one good block in the above illustration. Germany has had welding course at the Navy Pier, Chicago, with a'grade of secohd highest in his class of 52. He ha* how entered flight training and has been made a third class petty officer. Elmer was graduated from the Algona high school in 1941 and joined the navy a year ago." The Charles Eggerths drove to East Chain, Minn., a few days ago for a picnic with the Marhn Slaters. Mrs. Charles Slater, of Glenwood, and Mrs, Zella Berry, Omaha, who were visiting the Slaters, came here with the Eg- gerths that evening, and after a day or two here returned to their respective homes. The women are mother and sister respectively of Mrs. Eggerth and Mr. Slater. The Hf*nry Mitchells and Emory Smiths attended a reunion of the Estle family at Goodell Sunday. The Ray Estles, Ledyard, also attended. E. J. Woodworth, Manson, came last week Wednesday, and he and Carl Gerzema spent the rest of the week at Lake Andru- sia, fishing. .They tjeturned Saturday evening and reported a good catch. Lola Schroeder assisted Lillian Harms at the bank during Mr, Gerzema s absence. The ReV, and Mrs. E. G. Sauer, a son, and Mrs. Sailer's mother, Mrs. Lundeen, are attending a Presbyterian Synod ,\t Ames this week Monday to Thursday. Frank Lewis, son Howard, Mr and Mrs, Hugh Lewis, Lakota. and Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Brack, Ledyard, drove to Webster -City Sunday ,to attend a Lewis reunion at the Carl Lews home. Among men from Lakota who left last week for th«i army were Johh O'Keefe, son of Alfred O'Keefe, and Larry Stafford, Several more may leave in the near future. Mr. and Mrs. Thonas Hanifan moved their household goods to Owatonna, Minn., Thursday. Mr Hanifan has taken ur. duties as a Boy Scout executive there. 'Bud 1 was school coach heie last year Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gutknecht, Emma Gutknecht, and Genevieve Brewer drove to Paulson Mi™., Saturd home Mr. Kra li a hospital went another ago to , ~ -*«vuiuav \ff/tiS S^dE^ 1 ^ course, on discovery, he how it happened. couldn't imagine tiv, C ° uncili uBluffs Nonpareil remarks that the claim that under the primary system the people nominate their candidates instead of having political bosses do it is mostly bosh The Nonpareil's idea is that the so-called bosses would probably make the same choices under a convention plan But maybe the fact that there is a nrirnary system keeps the bosses from running the not o k° teS Wh ° m the Pe ° ple „ - . commenda ble thing was done when judicial conventions were separated from political conventions, but it is time and fi " al ™>r w n ° party - nomi nations whatever, let the nominating conventions be # lawyer ? without distinction of them nominate two candidates for a , nd ^ et the pe °P le m ake the ballots ldentlcal tickets on the political This column hinted recently that in view of reduced motor vehicle traffic the state* revenue from licenses and gas taxes might drop to a point where it would be difficult est »rfri J? "ff 8 hi e hw . av bonds and inter- ™w Wv W the S ^ e hi g h way engineer has publicly commented to the same effect who 2q n Ue HH° n: Are * e "calcitrant fanners who 20-odd years ago voted against county paving bonds for fear of an ultimate property tax going to be justified at last? Opinions of Editors Oh. So That is Why! Swea City .Herald—A lady who, we feel sure, has an insight into the ways and wiles of her sisters, remarks that women do not swarm onto a sugar rationing board because they need or want the sugar so much It gives a gal an opportunity to rig herself up and get out for an afternoon away from the humdrum of housekeeping. It is like a basement bargain sale. And the afternoon is a success if the gal has to battle her way up .0 the bargain counter, or if she has to wait in line an hour or two for her sugar certificate. one or possibly two good armies. England had to defend the circumference of the circle from the outside. Germany could move its army at will a short distance to strike. To meet the blow England had to move its army a long distance. But England could not move all its army. Hence the English were forced to be there too late with too little. Now America brings its army into the fray. Give the United Nations in the *bove illustration two blocks. The German block can be kept jumping back and forth by al- :ernate blows by the other two blocks on the circle. Neither United Nations block has to move around the circle. The German block must be moved back and forth constantly. That's why Eussia clamors for a .second front. It would mean the second block. When the German army attacks Russia the Maintain Car V« lu « and fl^peZj Preaerv. your inrestinent for the duration. R epair .„, «'and'crSr BOW "' "* ^^^ *"* ™*^ •?* CM and o,L Drw. up your car now to preserve its .JL ^" *eh>e. 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When the United Nations get to the contact point —Japan can move to the opposite side of the circle and force the United Nations to get back around the circumference of the circle to counter that blow. i In other words— the United Nations are being run ragged around the edge of the circle. Thvi United Nations have or will have shortly two armies — both powerful. There are two circles. One United Nations army could be placed at each circle and the old run-around game would continue. But put both these armies at either circle and the run-around would be on the part of the enemy. Bust the German circle and it would free both armies to bust wide open the Japan circle. i It's not quite as simple as all that — but the illustration seems pat as to the general situation. WONDER IF ALGONA i* taking a nap when the town should be busy? Spencer just nabbed a $404100 grant for a government airport. The highroad of the future will be in the iky—and the bualneu center, will be where the planes land. 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