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BDITORIAL PAGE BNTBRBD AS SKCOND CLASS MATTER D&- UEMIUvK 31, 1'JUS, at the postotfice at Algonti, Iowa, under the Act ot -March 2, 1S79. TKKMS OK SUU.SCIUPT1ON j_To Kiissiitli county postofflcps and honlfcrlns postofriees »t Armstrong, liode, Britt, Buffalo Center, C ii r vv i t. Ii , CyliiiiliT, K.lmore, 'Hardy, llntcbtns, l.ivennnre, Otl.jsen, Hake, UlnKSteil, HiiiliiKiii, S t 1 I s ii 11 , \V(!St Bend, and Wotlun. year ____________________________________ t-SO i— Advance and Upper I'es Molnea both to same address :il :iny jn^t'ifCIci; hi Kossnth county or anv Mfi:;li !l "ri n:;' iiu^lnri'ice h:nncil in No, 1, ytfir ... _______________ ..... ............. - *J.«0 alune tn all <>l her pnslofflci's year $:HO and rppcr ' >,-s Molnes both to same ill all p,,>-|,irfie,^ mil ex.'eptt-d in No. 1, !— Advanri! 4-Adviimv address year /iilvertlsins t!s!m: s less even the senat nation accepted re nomination duty, expects it. As far as possib ticket also seems a lure will conceded e per column inch. AH adver- publishers' approval. The Boys Are Not Coming Home Right Away These columns have from time lo time warned against too great optimism on the early end of the war in Europe. Right v.ow, 'lowevcr. it is difficult to stick to a conservative view. The German attempt to bottle up the Allied invasion in Normandy has [ailed, and il certainly looks like a Nazi rout in France. Americans can scarcely be blamed for high hopes of victory before ;now flics. »* One of the national forecasting mediums whose opinions are entitled to respect reports that the most pessimistic forecasters in Washington now expect the end within five months. The reasonably optimistic forecasters say in two to three months, according to the same authority, and the really optimistic boys are a unit on only a month. "You probably will not go far wrong in taking the middle estimate," says cast in question. be oven even by are contesting legis 50 districts. As th can expect election What has caused sentiment from th when the voters g; and barrel, to the guess. One reason torn low,", was, in tory, republican al mere than a ques slate would returi ^THURSDAY. AUGUST 17 who against his incli- as a party e in any political campaign, election of U e entire republican state sured. That the legisln- •helmingly republican is the democrats, for they .ative seats in only some -y, of course, know, they in only a few districts, the turn in Iowa political 1 case a few years ago ve the slate, lock, stock, democrats is anybody's is doubtless that at bot- accordance with hev his- Ihe time. It was never iQin how long before 1 the to its party preference vil war times. HODGEPODGE Webster—A stevf ot various iri^ gradients; a mixture. running back to C It was always rlso clear that it was the depression of the 30's which turned the state temporarily from Is ancient allegiance. Depressions have always been costly to the party in power wnon they start. Both parties have experienced this instability on the part of the electorate. It was the doprcs- hich wrecked, the second sion of the OO's v Cleveland adminif tration. Not oven the silver-tongued Bryan could prevail against in 1896. it the fore- And on the surface it docs seem reasonable. The Germans do seem, at long last, to be near, if not al, the end of their rope. On the basis of present events the invasion seems likely lo go forward rapidly till all France is liberated. There are rumors of imminent invasions at other points which do not secin unlikely. The Americans and the English have finally got into their stride. But il is always to Lie remembered that as the' Germans are forced back, their linos are thereby shortened, -ind fewer troops arc necessary lo delay attack. Moreover, as German territory is Ihroatencd Ihe German determination to defend the Fatherland becomes fan:itic-al.« The Russians are up against that situation al Ihe moment. They are ready to invade East Prussia, but for the time being are stalled. The same situation may await the Americans and the English on the western borders of Germany. All this is not to say lhat the Nazis can prevent invasion. Undoubtedly their 'doom is sealed. Il is only to warn again that while there is now some reason to expect Allied victory within a matter of months, " no one in America or England is yet warranted in expectation that the war ,vill be over in short order. The wind-up may come before Christmas, bill, again, if may be 1946 - before unconditional surrender is acmeved. And, above all, it lhat our Americ::n But while lowi and some other fundamentally republican stales may be written off the democratic national election political slate, there is stilj no definite assurance that the republicans will elect 'Dowcy to the presidency. Thclo is hardly more than a 50/50 chance to defeat Roosevelt. The sentiment epitomized in the popular saying against changing horses in mid-stream is still powerful. Even in Iowa many voters who support the state ticket will vole in the democratic colun'm on president. It will be for the last time), however. The prediction seems safe that ,in 1948 Iowa will go down the line, top to ibollom, for the republican ticket. Such is'the way of politics. IF THE CIGARET situation gets any worse the soldiers can help the civilian morale by sending home a few packages of the favorite brand, somewhat reversing the situation of former years. • • • UNLESS FDR is playing 'possum his voice and the way in which he spoke Saturday night will not enhance his standing with the voters. He stumbled over words more | than he ever has before and the clear perfect pronuncialion of former yenrs just wasn't I he re. * * THE HOT DAYS can be well withstood in the middle west where the holler the days and nights the heller Ihe corn crop will be. -I- + -I- -1- -1- PRESSURE TO TURN one of the Allied drives in Prance toward the rocket coast is increasing. The big winged bombs arc causing havoc in London with indiscriminate aim. However, military spokesmen say the bombs can have no effect on the military events except in the secondary purpose of causiny civilians to move away from centers and disrupt the even flow of transportation to fighting troops. Auditor's office, AlKoi.il,. lowil, S;i'fl-O'clock n. in. Hoard 01 Mipcmsors ol'' 'Kossuth County uiel pursuant to adjournment with the following meni'hers present: Kraser, iMcDonalil, Wfhram, Quinu, and Johnson. Absent: None. Motion by.Sebram and seconded by .toliusou that a transfer In tin; a mount of $i;.l).0i) be made from th" (leneral Co inly iKiind to tin- Institute Knnd. Ayes: All. Motion by Johnson and ueconded by McDonald " that the following fsniil | t'.rnvel Kstimatcs ,•,(' .I'.'inl nnd Kvards | Nil. '•_''.''>/<?''.I'anil ''.\o.' '|'O""AYCS:"''.UI. i •.Million by' Kinsvr and sec.inilcd by Mo.lioiiiild that the Cl:i-;s "II" Deer lioiid i" the amount "'-' SI'KW.IH) 'in be- .hal[ uf AlKonii i.'i.uinir.v Club IK up-. proved and pla I on file. Ayes: Ail. .Motion by Kra«ci' and seconded by Johnson dial J. K. ijiiinn Chairman of Ihe Kossulli County Hoard of SJu- pcrvlsor.-i be authoi-i/.eil lo execute. siKii and deliver a '.Hilt Claim 'Deed In the SI. I'niil il.utiician Church, \\Miilteiniiiv. Iowa, on the following described properly: I'.i'^innlnK at the Southwest corner of iiutlot "> of \Vhil- loinoro, lo'wn, tlieiiee South (10 feet, thence Kast (HI feet, thence North IM feet, thence \\Vi-l to lie^lnnlns in Section T, Township '.•'>, 'Iliiiifjc "0. K'ofsuii) ouinty, Iowa. This deed is heliiM executed to correct title ill ileeil issued to J. II. \Vo!C (deceased) the 1'itli day of November. KH-. on the same property Ayes: All. Motion by Kramer and seconded by Johnson thai a refund In the amount nf .«.I.M!) lie ininlc to Iowa. of K\l, « to Henry -R.W", Section 2. Township •£t, nnd should be assessed •Klsclird. Ayes. All. and seconded tniO. on Ayes: All. Motion Hoard . bavins paid the above specified mini as taxes on buildim.;:* on- tin- W'ij of K i.:. ol' S\V'i, Seeiion :'. Toxvns'lilp 'J'i. UaTiKe I'S. and wlien-n'.! the said buildings are actually'liiraleil on tile I-)',;, T, Johnson. Ayes: All. Mollon i'V }IHl)"iiald and seconded by Johnson Hint 'I'Vascr be appointed tii inn In- nccuss-.iry repairs on .I'l.ini- iiire District N'o. '•>• Ayes: All. Motion by If-'rnscr and seconded b> Kchrani that Mclionnld be iippi- nlc.d to maUc necessary repairs oni Dinln- im'c 'District No. M. Ayi's: All. 'Motion byMcDonalil and seconded hv >Kra»>r 'that Schram be nppoiiilcd to nniltc necessary repairs on tli<- lol- lowinrt drainage districts: No. I. N". .-, \Vest lirauch and No. W. Ayes: All. Motion by Sulmim and seconded by Kraser that Qunlii bo appointed to miike necessary repalrH on the lollow- IIIK Dri\lun:;e Districts iNo. <'•!. !•:.' K. No. :!, and J'. A. K. Ayes: AH. , . Motion by Trnsnr and seconded McDonald vhnt Johnson be appointed to innltc necessary rcpuirs on Hie fol- lowliiK IDrainasc Uisltricls: >,o. ii, No 'II No W 'No. SO, No. S-, and No. |)ii ' Aye's: All. I Motion by Schram nnd seconded liy "i'ieriiiird Klschelil, ! McDonald 'thai Kossnth <'oiiiil.v ae- on account of he eept ilM.Ti! as setllemenl in Hill lor C'., tcl.$. oC 16WII, "Tijfhfiintl wnt- sca- . by ili-lliKiuciit pcrsoiuil property IIIXI-H I'luirKeil iiKiiin*! ••• ''• Stcvon I" 1'ort- liunl Township for the yeiu.s l!i:!0, to fell IncliiMive nml I" li'VhiKtnn Tmvn- «lilp for tlif yeurs 1!tt.V 1!i:!7, I'JX !md ton. COl'NTIV IF 1 ' X \V. ncll Tclopllrim: Treasurer of Stall- use ffi* relurns ,-?•;--,-, 1 i,Vv a Slnle Hunk, wlthhe.ld tnxes City of AlKouii \V. \V. Suulvan, Htninpoil <'h- veloiies ,~~""~7,~r N. \V. Hell Tcb'plione Co., tl'l. siii'V. .1. II. Kraser, coinni. \V 10. M~cT)o7iald. conmi. nnd \V.' A. Schranr,""comni. mid J. 'P. yiilnn",""c'omin. and sessions ,-—-M. I,. Johnson, cumin, and sessions ' •: II. \V. Miller, office i-xp. and per cent on fines 1— A. J. Cotiley, nillonw and invest, fees -A. .1. Copley, lioard and IOIIK. • prisoners A H l.aurH'/.en, tnllciW, elO._ II' \V Miller, office expense. 'Hnncrort Ili-Klster, Hrd. proc. n ml Offie. Cs'oll'^M ... :.. Richardson iKurnlture Co., supplies -. Monarch Products Co., sitp- plicH - --.- l.iiiliK * 'Mucltey, supplies ('. \V. Pearson, adv. bty., etc. M. H. Hourne, coroner fees Advmicc. 'Pnlillshins Co., brd. proc.. off. nolic'e. etc. Waller 1 lliin. j . bty. I K. \Vorlman, local renislr:ir (1. I). Hui'tis. local reKistrnr__ II. II. 'Dreycr, local rcKls-itVar. II. A. Thompson, local r«'Kls- to S(!'.S."> •217.41 111.7-' 71.77 202.1)5 2.17. HI 221.7(1 110.17 S-l.lil nti.iw 7II.20 itl.sr, S.f-7 •11S.12 1.01) I. 1 trar Win. no.\ : ii'en,""ir.er,T"r:.- II. II. Mimi'll, i,,,,' | • (•'lorenei; llni' i ..... ,, ••'•• I'-red A. ;i>le|('n n •• R1 "' Mrs. Miie I Istrnr .Adnh i.'arls . ], lin,.i, |, n'.-il election U. I!. lie election eleetion Mike \V:i','i i r.i' tlon II. \V. llMhl election Delia Well..?-." I'ecil Mc'iii Cee.s- A. .1. nruiey: l''i-ank Kulilli .1. I'., .loluisl, I 1 , r, Comm., ofrie,. ,. X |,, Korsnth Co. Kiinn |; propiliiUoii I 1 . A. .Mc.\Mliiii""w",-T.; :-ioner Ivirl M. DanV:7..~Y,f,i I'.iifroiiKhs Ail.ii,,,. CO.. Sd-Vice ;,:•,,,,| Kidlar \- ch:i Monroe Cnli- Co,, MTV. ;t j Cidumiiia Ui Co., sii),. Kllpto l.oosi"' Koch Hriiihc .Mat! I'a i rot I Hllp. writers (Continued THE WEATHERMAN is playing a dirty trick. Here in August when lawns are supposed to stop growing and turn brown there bar, been just the right amount of rain at spaced intervals to keep the fight against the grass progressing on all fronts. 'Taint right!! WONDER IF HITLER ever thinks he made a mistake in starling the war, and whether he wishes he could go back about six or seven years? is not wise to expect j boys will be coming home before sprini; or later. The mere mechanics of returning millions of men from the varied theaters of war in Europe and Africa would prevent earlier return in any great numbers even if the war were to end this fall. And when the end does come many hundreds of thousands of American boys will be needed to police not only Germany but the countries so long under the German heel. The Allies c.mnot withdraw anywhere till stable governments are reestablished. In the case of the Jap war there is no expectation of ultimate victory without prolonged effort. We are still on the fringes of the stolen Japanese empire. The most pessimistic observers do not expect Jap surrender in less than two years, and the most op- limislic concede another year. Americans must be satisfied lo wail in hard-won confidence that the doom of the Japs is no less sealed ihan of the Germans, and that it is only a quesuon of time. Thus the American boys in the navy and army in the Southwest Pacific, in Burma, in India, and in China will not come home for at le.ist a year, perhaps for another two or more years, and some of the bo\.-; now in Europe may find themselves transferred to lhat theater. There are now some five millions of Americans in military service around the world. If both wars were at an end right now and the boys were free to come home immediately, about 250,000 a month is the possible limit of accommodations for return, and that would mean 20 months, or nearly two years, for the full process. So il is not time yet, no mailer what happens in the way of victory, to figure that the boys are going to be home again within any foreseeable early date. Let Us .(Vvaid This Sort of Argument The old debate about Roosevelt promising before the 1940 election to keep our boys out , of a foreign war is still being waged. The I President has |n many places said many ! things that arc contradictory, when meas- j ured by subsequent action. This happens ' to be one of them. The fact remains thai when Ihe truth, is sifted out regarding his utterances on this subject, he did yix days before election in 1940, at Boston, make the follovl'ing promise: "And while I am talking to you mothers and fathcrsj I give you one more assurance. I have said this before, but I shall say it again and agaili: Your boys are not going to be sent^ into any foreign" wrjrs." ' '""' This is from 'Lou' Gardner's state republican sheet. For a partisan campaign writer, Gardner is usually somewhere near fail-—to appreciate ho\\| near, one has only lo compare his stuff with the drivel that Jake More, slate democratic chairman, puts out. But if laxcd with it, Gardner might agree that the quotation above was a political blow a little below the .bell. II may be ad- milted that li/Ir. Roosevelt was possibly playing a poli|ical campaign trick when he made the projnisc quoted. Nevertheless it was in accordance with public sentiment at the time and i^owhere more than among republicans. In fact it was this sentiment in which many republican leaders shared then and later whjch fastened the term 'isola- lionisls' on lh,e republicans afler Ihis country entered lh;e wars. Republicans! ought to steer away from this sort of arguiT)ent. Regardless of whether Mr. Roosevelt), knowing, as ho must have known, what the war situations might bring forth, il wasi circumstances, not beliefs or desires, whic(i inevitably forced America into the conflict. Events subsequent to the president's ui)wise promise have made this fact clear as jdaylight. America willy-nilly HAD to enlef the war, and this as much from a republican as a democratic standpoint ENDING OF THE TRUCK strike last weekend by forcible government entry into the picture may keep the trucks moving but it does not solve lhc t situation that caused the trouble. * * ECONOMISTS ARE warning of post-war farm troubles with surpluses and a lowering price level. The present war prosperity is false. * * * SPREADING STRIKES do little to add to the stature of civilians among the fighting men and some day the strikers (and for that mailer all labor) will have to answer to simiOgj^ajher tough ,gon,ts, who. willhayc some "Sfi4 questions thai must be answered right. If IS ONE OF THE MOST foolish campaign arguments to be advanced is that "You're better off now, 'aint chaV" of the rabid new- dealer. The fact that the long-run economic picture is blacker than the bottom of a well- digger's spade doesn't mean a thing lo lhal bird because he won't look down into the well. Also the fact thai such projects as the local PW camp the hemp plant, and other similar items, are going to have to 'be paid for by somebody is just laughed off. You just owe it to yourself. Sure, just have the little woman fry up one of your lOU's for dinner. It'll be mighty tasty, no doubt. • * • * • THE HOUSING PROBLEM is a daisy in Algona. Teachers and others coming in for fall are afraid lhey'11 have lo set up housekeeping in a tent—if they can get a tent. CALIFORNIA ELBERTA FREESTONE 16-LB. BOX NEW ALL PURPOSE POTATOES 10lbs.35c COME AGAIN •TENDER,. GREEN C ''.i, .]]< Stalk Red Malaga Grapes Lb. 19c Peanut Butter LIMES PERSIAN Box of 4 & 5 2-lb. Jar Iowa is Republican Again in State Politics It was hardly first payo '.streamer' news last wi-fk that a Gallup poll had confirmed a 1). M. HfKisUT pull which indicated that the ivpublkv.ms will tarry Iowa in the fall elections. Fur that mailer, the Register's poll was not particularly exciting news either, not even for the republicans; the public had already anticipated the outcome. Tin 1 deinocrals have only one strong candidate on i he stali: ticket. He is Sen. Gillette. The senator will, as usual, attract many votes from republicans who have admired his independent stand and his ability. But the card;; this time are stacked against him. Election of Governor Hickenlooper seems almost a foregone conclusion. Doubt- High Time to Abolish the Electoral College [Storijn Lake Pilot-Tribune.] A great depl of attention is being devoted lo abolition (jif the electoral college. In fact, a bill to that effect is in congress. To make the change, jhe constitution would need to be amended. That's a long drawn out affair. It couldn't be done in time to affect this year's election, of course. But it should be launched. t t was because they pointed out encies of the plan whereby In the pasjl, the republicans have been most insistei t that the electoral college be ditched. Th; the inconsis southern doijiocratic states are given electoral votes based upon their populations, whereas negroes are denied the right ol franchise. Thus, as we have pointed out before, Iowa with a popu only 11 elec ar vote in 1940 of L212.170 has oral votes while Texas with popular vote of 1,041,000 has 22 votes Anyone can see that injustice. This condition prevails generally in comparing the solid south \'ith the other states. The south has over 25 Iper cent of the entire electoral college. | ONE THING IS certain, the farmer cannot hope for much from any-group that is lominated by CIO and other big labor rouos. Labor wants cheap fo.i 1, which mean.s lower prices to be paid the farmer. Labor wants high wages which must be paid by a high price on manufactured items. That puts the squeeze on the farm both ways. This contest between labor and the farmer is not so publicised as the labor-capital scraps but it is the more deadly because it is concealed. ~y i>= JUVENILE DELINQUENCY is a real problem, even in smaller towns, though it doesn't go as far nor is it as open in the latter as it is in cities. It's a war expression, but the war should be no excuse for permitting it to grow. But it's tough to point out pitfalls to youngsters whose heads are in the clouds and who refuse to look before they leap (much as their parents before them.) MATOES HOME GROWN—EXTRA FANCY Ac CONSERVE PAPER—BRING YOUR SHOPPING BAG U. S. GRADED GOOD ROUND STEAK 37« » Coffe COME AGAIN Salad Dressing ICED IOWANA AND BLACKHAWK CLb. FRENCHED ASSORTED Quart Jar U. 33c v*ib. 15c COARSE GROUND :' Bologna „ 27c But this ; the republic our method states are in revolt against the fed-up oni.be new deal They g to ignore popular vote and ear, the democrats are joining ins in argument for changing electing presidents. The reason isn't hard to find. It's because some of the southern 4th term am are proposil cast their e ectoral votes deal. This night throw president in Yes, it is bull by the electoral ma er give the constitutions against the new the election of 0 the hands of congress. ligh time that congress take the lorns and put this old fashioned chine out of business. Or rath- icople a chance to do it via the 1 amendment route! POLITICAL arguments come with the cooler weather this fall, and as usual convince few if any. A good argument is a lot like lightning, clears the atmosphere, but like lightning sometimes it hits and destroys a good friendship. Hence friends should never argue politics even mildly. * EVERY SOLDIER in this country wants to get overseas pronto, making civilians wonder sometimes. But every soldier doesn't want to miss out on the great adventure, and being youthful will bet his life on it. And there are many civilians who would take their chances just for the opportunity to see some of the places they have only read about before. O WONDER WHY THEY call these hot days "dog days"? Some of them aren't fit for a —D. E. D. BUI.K—45 GRAIN—i>n CIDER VINEGAR •••SWEET r.llU.' BLACK TEA FORT BBAKBOBN ROLLED OATS FORT BKAKBORN SODA CRACKERS ... 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