Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on August 31, 1944 · Page 4
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WDITORIAL PAGE THUR SDAY/ BNTI-JRISD AS SK-COND CLASS MATTER DlL- CEA-IH!-Mi HI, liws, at UK! i><mtott\cu at Al«ona, Town, undur the Act of March 2, JS7S». TKHMS SUBSCRIPTION 1— To KosHiitli ciiniHy imstorficos and bordering ptislufricfK at AriiiHtriuiK, Mndc, Hritt, Buffalo C'entiT, (..* (i r w I t h , Cylinder,' Klinnru, '.Hardy, Ifiiloliins, MvcmmiT, olloson, lliiUu, 'KliiKHtiul, Hoilin:!)], S t. I 1 s (i ii , \Vi:sl ll.'inl, and Winluii, y«ar ____________________________________ $2.50 i— Advani'c nnd II|>jii>r !>>•;; Moitn'.s Tiolfi to snino aililresH at any pustol'flc'i' in KosHutli comity or any in-Uylihorinu; |n>::iofl'lr.i'. naiiicd In No. 1, year _______________________________________ $1.00 8— Ailvniu'i! alone In iill ollirr iiosloCflcps year $.'!.(. | (l 4 -Ailv.'ini.v and ll|i|ii'r tirs Molm-.n Imtli to same ndilri'SH at nil pnMon'U'rs nut exci'iilrd in No. 1, year ____________________________________ $5.tM *ui v<:-rtiHiiuc .Hale: 12o per column ineli. All advertising Kiilijert to publishers' appiovnl. It is to be hoped that tic proposed Swea City experiment is not nerely the idea of the school heads in that is part of a nation-wide menl. For some unknown anc reason, English grammar, position have been neglc schools and colleges durii cades, and the result has ily of graduates whose correct use 1 of their own astonishingly infantile. The experiment at S\\ ne community but educational movc- u minders laudable rhetoric, and com- clcd in American g the last few de- leen a large ma.jor- mowledgc of the angtiage has been watching, success if The Advance not only the s Labor as a Menacing Political Group During the last few months there has been much in the papers and thc news or other magazines about the CIO Political Action Commiltee. The CIO is the John L. Lewis Congress of Industrial Orginh'.alions. Mosl of thi 1 United Stales has come to believe that anything John L. Lewis controls needs scrutiny. For some fifty years or more labor has been influential in politics. Under Roosevelt it has become powerful, and today it is the most powerful pressure group in politics. Us power was slartlingly demonstrated at the recent, national democratic convention, j when, though it could not put over ils No. 1 candidale (Henry Wallace 1 ) for thc vice presidency, it could and did force Byrnes out of the picture and in cffccl name ils own No. 2 man (Truman). Under our system of government and politics, pressure groups are not necessarily inimical to the public weal. Over so broad a territory with such varied and sometimes conflicting interests, and with so unwieldly an instrument of legislative power as congress, pressure groups .arc often necessary to compel attention to wrongs or needs and force relief; and to Ihe extent thai they fulfill this objective they are justifiable. Up to recent years the pressure groups we have had have been mainly of this character. They have not sought to dominate government, and they have not been a public menace. It is when pressure groups, whether industrial (business), labor, agricultural, or whatever, become powerful enough to sway politics and dominate government outside their own proper fields of action that they become a public menace and the formation and current activities of the CIO committee on Political Action together wilh its demonstration of power at the democratic convention, suggest the question whether the labor pressure group bar, now reached that menace point. There have of course, been occasions before when candidates for the two highest offices of our country have been chosen for their appeal to this or that element in Ihe population; but il is not recalled that any such group ever pbyed. or had the power to play, such a hold and dominant role as labor played in the democratic convention. It i? Irue that labor had the help of notorious city bosses, but the bosses themselves wore merely responding to thc labor vote in the cilies. In facl it wa.s union labor which named both candidates in lint convention. The South was not for Roosevelt and il is well known that northern democrats numbering perhaps into the millions feared a fourth term. But union labor and thc affiliated city bosses rude roughshod over all objectors to name its own men. The Advance will recur to this topic next week in an editorial relating to one of tru 1 current activities of the CIO political action committee. some tests: 1. 2. 3. plural. of the leachcrs can ea City will beat- will consider it a Miiors but at least pass three simple HODGEPODGE Wcbsler—A stew of various in- gradients; a mixture. • Long, Proper use of the q icstion mark. Proper use of the possessive sign. Non-use of the apo< trophc to form the Timely Topics Incidentally—referring that Balkan kingdom" flopped from the Nazis tt —somebody ought to go 1 it's 'Rumania,' according authorities, or 'Romania, not all, the dailies spell news from last week to the which the Allied Nations it settled whether to some magazine the way some, if It's too confoos- in' , thc for example, when he same first page c - G -- G - headlines war stuff from UH " French fascists were : rooftops into crowds of Saturday. The main Iron hooting from Paris their own people )le with thc French the national Farm Bun tcr with figures show! The Doufole-Thatters Are Still On the Job The Reinbec-k Courier claims that up in- Grimily county ihat rabbit hunting was never popular in the summer. — Iowa Ncwspa- Per. *•»*>!&• W. Earl Hall, of the M. C. G.-G., Jawn W. Carey, and other newspaper scribes will recall that the Advance's 'Colyum' of some years ago fought a never-ending battle against 'double-thai I ing." Thai slrange Colyum-coincd word referred to the practice of millions of writers and speakers who murdered grammar by repeating the word ''that" after it had once done its duty in the same sentence. You see it everywhere—in newspapers, in magazines, in books, in the Congressional Record's report of speeches by eminent statesmen. As an after-thought, perhaps it will be well if the Swea City II. S. seniors who are going to study grammar this academic year learn to recognize and avoid this perversion of English as she is loo oflen wrillen and spoken. , s f| is, for half a generation jlhcy have been unable to unite on anything. It might bo a safe prediction lhal the Allied Nations will have more trouble to reestablish them than in Ihe case of any other jwartorn territory. Here's one from the ntllional G. O. P. dope heel (our own phrasing) that even Demos can endorse; While the! Office of Defense Transportation is 'hollering' its head off about unnecessary travjol and threatening o crack down on John JQ. Citizen, what the ieck docs thc Demo national chairman mean jy organizing a nationwide committee to call on Mr. Roosevelt njierely to notify him formally of his rcnomination? Mr. Byrnes, who gavfc up a place on the Supreme Court to beccjmc 'assistant president,' is said to be privately so sore because Floosevelt ditched him :for the vice presidency thai he's going id quit. In Ihe mcan- .ime Mr. Nelson, thc big WPA chief, is being hustled off China (As Wallace war-,), and there's pretty broad suspicion that it's to get rid of. him because of |lhc eternal 'rowing' Cow' as in 'how') between him and other chiefs. Who was it thqt spoke of thc present administration in Washington as "old, tired, and quarrelsomc'l? You read ponderous | warnings about the present alleged land bc|om, but here comes au official news lot- ig an average national price gain of only 15 per cent .(as o). last March 1) over 1912-14,' also" tlVe'foilow- ing figures for Iowa: 920, $218 acre; 1033, $58; 1.043, S87; 1.0-14, '.?1(M. Where's that alarming inflation in these figures? The recent airport vote confirmed assurance of Alg'ona's continued future as a live town. Backward tov/nij; don't vote anything lhal means added taxation. Ever notice, when you go traveling:, thc drab business fronts in some 00 or more per cent of towns- in Algona's population class? They're 50 01 more years old, and when you get home yot get a thrill out of yotjir own lown's clean bright, modern Iron's. By invitation of the pritish government— and all expenses paid) no doubt—W. Ear Hall, of the M. C. Globe-Gazette, is amon; American guests ge-llirjg a war close-up ir England. Two or three years ago he was ir a similar group picked]to tour South America. Facl is, Earl is Celling to be a really prominent guy in lowri, and if be cloesn" look out the ylatc G. O. P. high command will bo eyeing him fon governor, U. S. senator, or something, in tjhe not loo distant future. ' ! Sunday's D. M. Register Iowa poll on what to do with Ihe islpnds we are taking in the Pacific wa.s deeiclpdly decisive 1 , so to speak. Fifty-five percent of the polices were for keeping them, 30 per cenl for international control—.jn| other words a total of 115 per cent against; exposing them again lo the treacherous Jap'j. And did you notice that the farm poll favoring new U. S. defenses in the Atlantic even beat the town vole of 70 per cenl by Ifive poinls? There is talk in the [newspapers and elsewhere about new irrigation projects lo provide farms of one sor(, and another for returning veterans, bul it doesn't sound good lo farmers who read Jin adjoining columns Ihat Ihey face radical after-war over-production price inductions for their products. Wallaces' Farmer hitsl Ihe well known nail on Ihe head when il sijiys thai agriculture as of its after war statti:f will have all it can do to take care of il;| own returning farm boys. SOME POOR second lieutenant in the war department probably got a dressing down from the commander in chief last week. It seems, according to the Washington reports, that the socialist party asked for a ruling on FDR'S Bremerton navy yard speech as to whether it was political or not. The war department (reports say it was a poor lowly second looey) said it was, hence the socialists asked for equal time on the radio. Then the C-I-C got busy and the war department solemnly said it wasn't, and blamed a second looey. Aw, nuts. How long is thc country going to stand for such piffle anyway? Thc whole trip was political, just as the coming trip will be. FDR doesn't make speeches on his trips unless it's an election year. Why can't, they come out like a man and admit it? Such santimonious snivvoling that FDR is above politics is hypocrisy of the lowest form. FDR. and bis cronies aren't above anything in politics—ask Hank Wallace and V/PB Nelson. A "trip to China" is like that well-known trip up Salt Creek. It's certainly time for a change of thai kind of business. Politics is nasty—but that's a now low. * * *',;, ' PARIS IS freed of German domination after four long years and thc world helped celebrate. And a few local veterans of those Paris "bailies" of 25 years or so ago had a onging look on their aging phizzes as they •eacl the news of thc celebration. My, My— .0 have their youth back and be in Paris when they freed it. 0 « • THERE'S SOMETHING for every farmer lo think about right now. All "confidential" reports from Washington indicate a wholesale food surplus in the spring. (Remember Ihe bird lasl spring that said we'd be starving by fall.) And that will probably mean thc end of food rationing. But it will also mean that farm prices are going to hit the toboggan Jnaturally not before election). And the boys who fix such things are now figuring that 00 per cent of parity will be about right to allow the farmer. Naturally labor, expected to deliver the election to FDR, will not be cul to 90 per cent of parity. Next year will be critical for agriculture. An Experiment That Ought To Be Nationwide The Swea City Herald reports lhal seniors in the Swea City high school will this school year bo required to .study grammar one semester and pass tests in it to qualify for graduation. Says the Herald: The study will include . . . parts of the sentence-, grammatical usage, grammar for writing style, clear, correct sentences, punctuation, the ri.L'.hi word, enunciation and pronunciation, spelling. This news is encouraging for all who like to see the English language properly used. Alas, No Mo the Sou From Ihe Nori "This war is going most widely held rom said Al Sanlcll a Holl man who has had co filming picture stone: tings. Formerly many p South Seas as a plai lovely maidens weari under the breadfruit t isls from lands of ro snow, and ice. In he; only to shake a pinei in order to have his him. Life there wou dream. If one didn't color and ancestry he beautiful native maic his fingers and saying But since the bo home on furloughs du we are waking up an face. People are begi: dusky maidens often hair rather than flowc from malaria and ; from chills and fever pied to let their mind re Arpour in th Seas' iwood Anchor. o rob the world of its antic notion," recently ywoocl moving picture isiderablc to do wiJi -with South Sea bct- ?op]e thought of thc e where languorous ig sarongs sal shyly •ees wailing for escap- uline and convention vonly islands one hat pple or cocounut tret dinner come down U d be one long, sweet have scruples as la could grab him off a en just by snooping "Come." ys have been coining •ing the last two years d looking facts in Ihe ming lo know that the have coolies in theit rs, and that the shakes: hivering and burning rceep victims loo occu dwell long on amour THE CRITICAL shortage, of popcorn is alarming lo those who like to munch the American delicacy. There's really nothing that lakes its place. O '•' APPARENTLY 'WlLL'KIE wants no part of FDR and his political scheming to got Willkie on his side. Probably Willkie recalls FDR'S unsportsmanlike treatment of Willkic's HMO campaign. HISTORY IS about to repeat itself. In Woodrow Wilson appealed to the country to elect a democratic congress. Wilson knew if he were rcelectccl a republican congress would not be bamboozled by him. In fact the Wilsonian attitude toward congress during the peace efforts is actually what defeated the League of Nations by antagonizing everyone in congress. In 1945, if FDR is reclected, the same history will repeat. FDR, like W.ilson, is a single-tracker, and insists on being thc big-shot. FDR will have o appeal in 1944 for a democratic congress. lie won't get it. If be is reelocted tho sham- iles of 1918-1019 will be repeated, and the youth of 25 years from now will pay the jirice. Ambition to rule everlastingly axactb ) terrifying toll. AFTER A DULL summer on the radio jt will be a welcome relief to have thc big- time programs return lo the air. HI] |Lb' CARS STILL look pretty good, even though no new models have come out since 1942. It can be imagined how the old bus would look if there had been two annua models introduced, plus the 1945 job, undei normal circumstances. And what has be come of the bird who said he just had to change cars every year? THE WEEK-END'S drizzle-puss weathe: made many a householder look over the cobwebbod furnace, clean out last winter' clinkers, and get a fire to roaring. It's been a screwy weather year. • * • * • THE END OF the war is going to put a pretty poser to the local young lady who ha been writing to three soldiers, a marine, am Iwo sailors. Migosh, what if they all lane in town the same day! War may be wha Sherman says it was, but a sudden peac might be the same thing if that happened. II _ II NOW THAT THE warm weather is abou over and the wearing of slacks for warmt 1 might be a sensible thing the gals will un doubtcdly gad about with bare shanks. Gal are like the trees — cover their branches j the summertime, and go bare-branched i thc winter, and are very often squirrejly They're as daffy as men, only in a differen way. For goodness' sake, the auto speed limit in Algona in 1914 was 12 mphl —*— If Bill Mac is ever retired as supervisor—which doesn't seem likely—the Algona newspapers won't be sorry—IF he goes back into the farm implement game. Reason: he was a good advertiser 30 years ago. The week of September 2, 1914, frexample, he had. a big 'ad' for saglcss farm elevators.' Mrs. Ora Wood had entertained in honor of Bertha Henry, Oskaloosa, former Methodist organist here. Ask Doc Greta-who She is now. ._. ft- , Why hasn't there been any news lately in thc society columns of the Algona papers about meetings of the I<. K. Klub? In 1914 there were eight girls in it, and on Sept. 1 Zita Quinn gave them a theater-dinner party. (What did those secret initials stand for?) —«— Was Druggist Gco. W. Paine 'swamped' that week he advertised that he would give a free Magic theater ticket to every person who reported having read his Sept. 2 'ad' in thc Advance? The' locals reporter forgot to say. —*— Many Algona home owners on newly pa/cd streets were ruefully perusing assessment notices. Say, is the official name of the Spanish War Veterans post here still "The Geo. E. Boyle camp"? That's the name it was born with when it was organized 30 years ago. Mr. Boyle was a Whittemore banker (lo you late-comers), big, bluff, hearty, big-hearted, and he had earned the undying gratitude of the boys by going down to Chickamauga in 1898 at his own expense to investigate frightful reports of unsanitary conditions and death from consequent disease. Wonder if Earl Griffith, former deputy county treasurer here, ow a state accountant checking ounly officers' books, has in 3C cars acquired any new ideas on hat constitutes an ideal farm. V Swea City farm boy then, he ad won a free trip to the state air with an essay on that sub- ect. —*— W. H. Gilbrjde was first cpm- landor of the Spanish-American Var Veterans post just then or- anizcd here; E. J. Van Ness, enior vice commander; Jos. Bes- cnlehner, junior vice; and mqng other rrjem.ljers wer.e 'A!' >tachle, 'BiiVt,' a'nd 'the Irite ' Lee >. Wolfe, Titonka. -V; , A scandal had been unearthed orlhwest of Lakola, where a ierman father had been unduly riendly with his wife's sister. —«<— A sister of an Algona teacher lad been married at Brill, and he Overmyers altendcd. Mrs. une Adel Overmyer-Carr, Oska- oosa, might be interested to <npw that the Advance said, 'Litlle June Overmyer was ring- oearcr." M-u^_ Harry Lewis had gone to Pprt- and Ore., lo bring home his nolhci 1 , who had been visiting :here. He traveled via Canada nnd found the Dominion greatly war-minded. Troops were drill- ng, railroad bridges were guarded, and on an American ship he .ook from Vancouver, B. C., to Portland the U. S. flag, for a reason he couldn't discover, was lauled clown, the ship sailing without a flag. TOO BAD Hitler's first name isn't Aug us I, for today would be his last. (Silly aindit?) — D. E. D. SEXTON Mrs. Rose Kirschbaum, Mason City, arid'her children arc visiting the former's mother-in-law, Mr£ Wm. Kirschbaum, and other local rcla'tives. Mrs. Drusie Noble lately visa daughter who is a patient at Mercy hospital, Mason City, and Mrs. Noble's son-in-law, Martin Hinders, and his three children brought her home. Drusijla pphcim spent wdekend with her uncle anc} aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Henry, Phillips, Algona. Th dau'g C'flenry ffawlpys,,and their inter Mrs.' Naomi Do Wilde, Mason' City, with the latter's daughter were weekenders at the Sanders home. Mr. and Mrs. Sid Bpmis, Harrisburg, S, D., vi's'itept over the weekend at their'son Sim's 1 . The Ecsleins are at Clifford Riebhoff's. They came from Oregon, bijt now plan to farm here. Betty Beukema returned Sun- thc day from Brill, where she has been mor. at Whillcmorp mprial RGrvip ; . Louis Schmon ";°» > n action July 7i'in i' conducted at SI church her,' '' ' ! " noon at a-'jn lhf> 1nr..,1 i''. U imn p osl I , Fancy 6-Extra F 20 Ib. lug 208 ORANGES 2doz Jarlt Rabbil Sweet POTATOES Oxydol Father Yungblut, who had seen transferred from Wesley to Bancroft, left Wesley without warning, but had a communication in the News-World saying he had wanted to say goodbye, but his heart had failed him. —*— Have any of the Kossuth boys who have been in Australia in this war written home about snakes, jack-rabbits, and kangaroos? Late in the summer of 1914 a native of that country who was studying in the U. S. for the ministry was a guest of the Rev. George Steinkamp, then Trinity Lutheran pastor here, and the visitor said Australia was a veritable paradise for snakes of all kinds and sizes, also for jacks and kangaroos. The Advance had a full column about it. —it- Mr, and Mrs. H. B. Mason were going to entertain the Halcyon club, and a certain newspaper guy in this town still recalls guiltily that he put everybody to sleep with a dry-as-dust 45-min- utc talk about nothing in particular. ^ Twq more of those frightful women's dress illustrations in the Chrischilles & Herbst 'ad' in the Advance of Sept. 2, 19l4! If a woman appeared on the streets in one of them today, she'd be in danger of Cherokee. —#— Talk about a land boom now; you should have been around in 1914—or maybe you were, and remember. Fred Corey had held a Benschoter 200 acres five days and sold it at $4 acre advanpe— $112-$116. H. E. Rist had bought a Union quarter at $150; James Black had paid $122.50 for a quartei- five miles from Swea City. Julius ICunz had bought a Sexton 80 at $131.50 and sold a north of that village ha.lf section bought at $130 for $155. And so on ; for a half column in the September 2 Advance 30 years ago. 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