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PAGE «N*SRBD A3 SECOND GLASS HATOfift 'GEMBSft 31, 190S, at the postofflce at Algona, Id**, «nder the Act of March 2, -1879. TSRMS OF SUBSCRIPTION '•K-Wb ^foiauth county postofflces .and bordering, 'poStofflces at Armstrong, BoSe, firltt, Buffalo' 'Center, C o r w I t h , Cylinder, filmore, JBardXi HuMhlns, T,lvermore, Ottosen, Rake, 'Illrjgsted, Ro&man, Stlls on, West 'Bernl, ana Woden,.' 'J'e'ar 12.60 t— Advance and Upper DPS Molnes both to -satae. address at any postofflce In Kossuth county or any neighboring' postofflce named In No. 1, I—A'dvance alone to all other postoffices year 13.00 »—Advance and Upper Pes Molnes both to same address at all po.stofflees not excepted in No. 1, year J5.CO .rirtvertlalng Rate: 42c per column "Inch. All-adVet-" Using Subject to publishers' approval. The Demo Battle in the Heart of Texas The far-flung state of Texas borders on the typically southern states of Louisiana and Arkansas, also on Oklahoma and New Mexico, and is usually considered part of the Solid South, though in some ways it presents northern aspects and accordingly is considered closer to the north than the other southern states. For this reason as well as others Northerners somewhat regardless of party have taksn a deep interest in this year's Texas political 1 contest over the state's representation in the electoral college which will choose the next president. The case if it can be and is car-' ried to the U. S. supreme court, may set a constitutional precedent. More than in any other southern state, there has been democratic opposition to Roosevelt. Last spring this opposition centered on a recent U. S. supreme court decision 'holding that Negroes must be permitted to vote in party primaries—which in -effect meant democratic primaries, since the democrats are dominant in Texas. In Texas, as in other states, each '-party holds two conventions in presidential years. In the first spring conventions the state'dele- gations to the national party coventions 'are named. Apparently, in Texas, the delegates' of the successful party in the fall election have in the past also served as the state's representation in the electoral college. The spring conventions are thus concerned only with presidential politics; the second conventions as in Iowa, normally only with state politics. When the Texas democratic convention was held last May, feeling against the decision by the Rooseveltized supreme court was high, and the convention instructed the chosen delegate-electors to vote in the electoral college for a democrat other than, Roosevelt in case the democratic national convention did not condemn the decision. Inasmuch as such action, if the election.were close, might defeat Roosevelt, the Texas situation thus became of national as well as state importance. The Roosevelt forces in Texas are* strong", and ever since the May state convention there has been democratic turmoil in Texas. The 'Roosevelt democrats gained 'control of the second state democratic convention, and an violation of party custom named a new •set of electors pledged to vote In the. electoral college for the national pafty nominees -for president and vice president. This set of electors was then presented to the state secretary of state for ballot 'certification, but was rejected, the secretary, in accordance with past custom, holding that the choice by the spring convention was final. •But the Roosevelt forces had another card up their sleeves: They brought a mandamus action in the Texas supreme court to compel the secretary to certify their electors, and Sunday's news reported that the court had granted the writ. What steps, if any, the anti-Roosevelt forces will now take are at present unknown. It seems too late to obtain a ruling from the U. S. supreme court. Possibility of an independent anti-Roosevelt 'ticket is rumored, and if the democrats are thus split, the republicans might win. Texas did once 'bolt the national democratic ticket, going for •Hoover against Smith in 1923. One prognostication gives him only a possi- 'b'le six -out of 'the coast's 30 electoral •ydtes. The coast iis 'more conscious of the•Jap war than'the rest of'the country; that is, more conscious of Jap attack, Jf no longer now, then in the 'future, and const voters therefore '(afc one reason among others), tend "to favor Roosevelt to wind up the Pacific •war and see to it that 'the Japs are hog-tied for as far in the -future as is foreseeable. The real political battle ground in this campaign, is in the northeastern states—, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts. These states will name 114 electoral- voters. Dewey has got to carry New York, if'he is to win, and probably he must; also -carry Pennsylvania and New Jersey or,j •Massachusetts. That prospect seems also none too good for Dewey, for it is 'traditional 'Roosevelt territory, and it is believed that he holds the margin in all four states at present. It is figured that he can still win even if he loses •New York, provided he carries the other •three states. HODGEPODGE Webster— A itow •! various .In* mtxtur*. Another Propaganda Sheet for the Editors The mails continually .deliver u wierd assortment of communications and propaganda to editors, particularly in presidential cam- .paigns. 'Among the latest for Iowa editors, presumably for editors in other stales also, 'is a weekly four-page sheet got up in news-, paper form and bearing the name, The W. Lee O'Daniel News. The name W. Lee Daniel somehow sounds dimly familiar, and -after a bit of memory-raking, it appears to be none other than that of a Texas U. S. senator who sang his way into the governorship of the big Lone Star state before he was promoted to 'the august upper half of the well known senate at Washington, D. C. This newspaper, if it may -be called such, ^carries no advertising; it is all propaganda, it has applied for admission into the mails as a real newspaper at the rates provided for such newspapers, but it is hardly conceivable that admission will be granted. It is not a newspaper in that sense. As a means of capitalizing on the public favor accorded to men in service, the paper's editorial flag carries the names of Pvt. Mike O'Daniel and Lt. Pat O'Daniel, no doubt sons of the senator, as president and vice president respectively of the publishing firm. There being many more privates than officers in service, and said privates having a great service 'voting majority both now and future, it could be suspected that the paper also capitalizes on that fact by choosing the private for its presidency. To moke the family circle complete, Mrs. W. Lee, O'Daniel is "manager." The sheet's 'editorial policy, though democratic, -is violently anti-Roosevelt and lined up with the Texas democratic faction which has been supporting presidenti.il electors from that state opposed to Roosevelt because the national democratic convention which nominated him did -not take a stand against the recent U. S. supreme court decision holding that 'Negroes had a right to vote in Texas 'political primaries. Maybe some people actually read the 32 ,pages of propaganda 'hash. Surely the proofreaders do; maybe also a scattering of political 'nuts.' Ten to one, no editor to whom the sheet is sent has ever—unless out of curiosity—read more than a few lines. Editors .get to know propaganda at sight and promptly drop it into the wastebaskets. Undoubtedly at this very moment unopened copies of the 'O'Daniel sheet are resting -calmly in thousands of editorial wastebaskets. BICYCLES ifSKt <G&P -ihe fation list. Not because they are -plentiful, 'but simply because there are none to-ration, so OPA says.. There just must be something wrong. That explanation sounds loo reasonable a solution for a government agency. * * LAST WEEK was a bad time for farmers with corn still in danger of tfrost .and hay 1 fever sufferers-in danger'of blowing Iheir- tops with a plentltude of T pbllen. 'Orie '-wants' frost—the other doesn't. • •FALL IS'kind of a pleasant time of year,; with the leaves turning, to'various shades of :61ors. The Wind rustles tfiem -into piles v and then deals them off -in flurries. The ikies when not gray and ralrty have a tran- luscent blue in which White -filmy clouds' fade away. The sun is a little redder in the evenings and early • 'morning, and 'hangs closer to the southern horizon. And after the hot days of summer the SUturrin Indian, summer laziness is mighty restful. The Prognosticate™ on the Election The decision on the next president is now only five weeks away. This is the .appointed time for prognostications (there really is such a $5 word) on the result, and various prognosticators are on the job. Polls seem to indicate that if the election had been held last week Roosevelt would have triumphed with some 290 electoral college votes. But Dewey is said to be gaining and it is entirely possible that the gods of politics will be with him in the end, It takes only 266 electoral college votes to name a president; therefore, if Roosevelt Jast week had only a prospect of 290 in the bag it was a rather narrow margin, for it was only 24 votes, and if only 13 were to break away he would be beaten, unless he gained enough elsewhere to restore his majority. In any event the election seems sure to be at least fairly close, and a far cry from the overwhelming Roosevelt electoral college majorities of a few years ago—as, for instance, when only two states with a total of eight votes stuck by the republican ticket. Roosevelt seems to have lost the farm vote definitely. The middle west is said to be solidly for Dewey. But the Solid South is as solid as usual (unless Texas breaks away), and the boder stales, though close, seem to promise a slight edge for the democrats. Dewey has been out on the Pacific coast, but his chances there seem none too good. * * * ONE BESULT of the recent -Chinese defeats will be a lengthening of the Pacific war, according to commentators. Jf the'Chi- nese bases could have been held and the Burma road reopened costly assaults to regain a foothold on the Chinese continent would have been averted. The only saving feature is that Russia may decide to-go along with us in whipping the Japs, but (hat is an if, as, and when proposition with Uncle Joe Stalin keeper of the answer.' • • • THERE OUGHT, TO be a law against grass growing after the first of September. * THE 'FURY OF German resistance at the borders of that country means one of two things. Either it's .a last despairing gasp, or the United Nations will have to fight village by village. The former is made more probable by the terrific bombing of German supply points where factories making weapons of war are destroyed. * 0 * BE SURE TO send away those Christmas packages to the boys. This will be another Christmas with the boys away from home. Wrap goods, and send 'early. What if they don't get them on Christmas day — it's Christmas any day they 'get them. • MONDAY'S DBS MOINES Register r«- ported editorially GI's are being" advised .by the government that if the little woman wanted to work after the war and they settled down the GI should assume half the responsibility for raising the family, caring for the youngsters, 'etc. The Register opined that such a "revolution" would make a man do "woman's work," Such advice to give soldiers! It's time for a change, certainly. What in the world has happened? Pantywaists must be in charge — or is that the "new order." Shucks, women are wearing -the pants now anyway, and brother, HOW they wear them. Nothing the Register or anybody else can do about it if the women decide to do anything. But dagonit there's no sense discouraging the GI's into belieV- ing they are only fighting for a chance to do the family -wash, change the baby's 'diapers, and sit at home biting fingernails while the little woman plays a couple of games of pool or bats the gums with the girls at the corner beanery. Oh my! The war certainly makes changes, and some -are not good. Long, Long Ago Sept. i!3-30,1914, Advances. Thirty /years . ago Laura M. Smith, no'W retired^ was cashier of a Ren.wick bank. Occasionally' she comes here now for a few weeks *jr months and puts up at Mrs. Wm. K. Ferguson's. —*— The Advance and the Courier wera having a wordy editorial debate about the achievements of the/Wilson administration, which the Courier had pronounced un- 'pftra'lleled. (Despite occasional editorial flare-ups, the two edi-. t/brs were personal friends.) —*— You can wager two to-one that Evelyn'Cady remembers the lime ; she had a very sore throat, and then some. The reason was loss of her tonsils in Chicago. (She didn't advertise in the want columns of the Chicago papers and offer a -reward to get them back.) —«— Banker H. L. Gilmorc's future biographer will have to record that the then young man had in 1914 given proof of determination to learn the banking business from the gi'ound up by taking a bookkeeper job at the County Savings. —«— Speaking of peculiar names, how about that of Mrs. Martha Growl, Seward, Neb., who had visited her sister, 'Grandma' Kuhn? (But maybe she pronounced it to rhyme with 'bowl.') —#— August Huenholcl has never yet borne the reputation of a drinking man—oh, maybe a glass of amber fluid now and then— but how does he explain the fact that in 1914 he fell over a fence and broke or sprained a right forearm? —a— Anybody at Ledyard living yet who signed a remonstrance against a liquor permit for a druggist there? He wrote their names on a sheet of paper and posted it in one of his display windows. then, and after a call one flay on '• a"farmer near Irvinglon was. walking back to the village when he heard bullets zinging by and had to take refuge behind a tree till'the' war was over. If Ernest 'is living yet this will be news to hiln, for he wasn't told. LET'OS "•'•; ••••;; . • ' .'' ; ln\This 'Issue—P agD Kennedy Bros. Co. ! R •' •'•»-.'. • . \ . '. . . • *-*C% Hot One From G. I. Joes for General Hershey From Congressional Record. Everywhere in the blood stained hedgerows of France the fox holes of Italy the .damp darkness of the jungle and in the shrapnel torn skies of the world, tired, grim American soldiers stood up to cheer the latest morale booster of our beloved friend, Maj. Gen. Lewis B. Hershey. We quote from the Stars and Stripes of August '23, 1944: We can -keep people in the army about as cheaply as we could create an agency for -them when they are out. Right now we think that General Hershey could be voted the man with whom we< should like best to share a slit trench in the front lines, for we believe him to be a man of 'vision; a man of understanding — especially of the wants, hopes, and dreams of the common soldier. It is this keen understanding, and the general's well known ability of •expression and timing that will swing President ''Roosevelt back into the White House with the certain vote of every mother, father, sweetheart, and wife who has a man serving overseas. That is why we urge you to support Mr. Roosevelt — he has such men around him to guide and counsel him in his moments o? decision! As you can see, we can hardly control our enthusiasm, for we love it here and will love it even more so after the war is won. . We. love the simple life of ease and quiet dignity, far from the clamor and turmoil of America and home. Our only wish is that we can have an end to this dreadful task of demobilization, this awful spectre of returning home over the storm-tossed waters of the gray Atlantic. We want 'to stay here forever and forever among our pleasant European friends. (Yeah, friends.) We are certain that none of us would ever consider returning home to America and taking work away >'rom the poor fellows who have so nobly stood up under the strains of gasoline rationing, cuffless trousers, union scales. [Signed by 11 overseas soldiers — two from Illinois, one each from .'Michigan, Kentucky,' California, Oklahoma, New York, and Maryland—and published in the Congressional, Record.] ~**THE CHANCES -ARE there will not be a V-day that can be celebrated by the civilians as Armistice day was observed in 1918. In .the first 'place there is no opposing government big enough in Germany to force the Nazis to ask for peace. And the Nazis, who know they will face a firing squad, will not seek it but rather go down fighting. And a guerilla force in Germany can wreck havoc with the Allied armies. Ask yourself this— who is going to give the command to the German armies to cease fire? Hitler? Goering? Some general with the gestapo at his back? 9 POLITICS SEEM to be warming up. FDR'S talk Saturday night to the Teamsters' Union in convention at Washington bore down the republican throat, hence the demos can start gargling right now for the republicans seem to be in no mood to accept it. And news dispatches reported several dozen congratulatory telegrams to FDR, despite the ban against such telegrams, People love a scrap, and it looks 4ike they are going to get one. The sight will not be pretty, but will be entertaining. AND FOR THE LIFE of most people they can't see why anyone wants to be president for the next four years. The chances are very good that whoever is president will meet the same fate as Wilson and Hoover- pilloried for things that were not their fault * * * SIDE AND COUNTY roads are getting in bad condition 'after 'little work because of war shortages. State aid for farm to market roads is more important 'than 'ever. It should take equality with primary road work in or out of cities and towns for a period after the war. .,^ ...... —D. E. D. Do the Melzar Haggards remember the time they came up town in the car, attended a show, and walked home, forgetting the car? Melzar slept peacefully all night and never thought of it till he walked up town in the morning and recognized it standing where he had left it. —*— Want to know how, when, and where 'Katz 1 Rosewall, now the veteran Blue Earth clothier, learned the business? How?— under Joe Misbach. When?—in and after 1914. Where?—here in Algona. —*—. .'. . ; .;.. Whatever" "became of" K G.' Fargo? After running the first movie theater here (or was it first?) he had sold out and was moving to Kansas City. —«— You certainly can't say that C. B. Murtagh and N. C. Rice were never any good at fishing. One day in September, .1914, when they were young and gay, they went up to Spirit Lake, fished in rough water, and came home with 19 pike. (This column offers 5 to odds that the/can't repeat the performance now.) For conversational purposes, you could ask 'Miss 'Ciclney French' about that tour she made 'in the fall of 1914. She had joined the University of Minnesota Glee club, which was going to fill some out of town engagements. The Advance was trying to 'educate' Ike Finnell on the proper pronunciation of his ' paper's name. Ike called it 'Currier,' but the Advance claimed the correct pronunciation was 'Koo-ri-er.' Neighboring newspapers had charged that Algona barbers had demanded 25c for shaves at county fair time ,but the libel was indignantly denied. Nevertheless they doubtless asked more than the 10c fee which was once the usual' thing in "the good old days." —«— The Upper Des Moines ought to have some 'cokes' or something by way of celebration this week Saturday—30th anniversary of its move from an old- frame building which then stood a few feet north of the present postof- fice to its present quarters. —*>— • Attorney J. M. Dye, Swea City, was the republican nominee for representative. It was suspected that he favored county division, so the democrats put up • J. W. Sullivan, and hundreds of .republicans left their ticket that fall to help elect Sullivan, . — *— M. P. Haggard and 'Al 1 Falken- hainer had tried to catch a mus- kellonge apiece at a Wisconsin lake but had failed. Their guide, however, promisud to send one down later, and he kept his word by sending a 35-pounder. The Haggards, the Falkenhainers, and friends were therefore feasting on fish roasts 30 years ago'last week, —<t— ' ' "The Ernest Larimers had moved here from Mason City. This writer has good reason to remember Ernest, who in 1902 was station agent at Irvington and in spare moments liked to practice rifle- shooting. Yours truly was campaigning for district court clerk YOUR PAPER IS THE PLACE TO PUT YOUR WANT AD. ,; ' ,' We cordially invife your inquiries on our complete line of IIONEYMEAD PROTEIN SUPPLEMENTS, for Hogs, Cattle, Sheep andj Poultry. Prompt delivery service,on all ton lot orders. It will be our aim to render you a Complete Feeding Service. 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