Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on November 2, 1944 · Page 5
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, November 2, 1944
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Hiiff.alo Centnr, C* n r w i t h , Cvllntlrr, Klmon;, 'llnnly, lInlchlnH, IJvcrmnvfi, (Ptt.isfn, Haltc, UliiBstfiil, Koclmun, S t i 1 s H 11 , West -Ili'inl, ntid Wnrlrn, yuar ----------------- • ____________________ ?2.50 t— Arlvnnce and Upper DPS Mninoa Imth to snme address nt nny iiostol'Hiv in Kosstith county or any nrlKhlmrlmv iinstni'fk'o mimiM in No. 1, year ______________________________________ $4.00 •-Advance nlnnn to nil othrr jmstnlTirns yoar $3.00 4— Advance and Upper TVs Mninns both to same address nl nil imst'irru-t's n<>t I'xi-i'pU'il in No. 1, year _____________________________________ $5.00 that now counts is the government's present need Cor money to assure victory both east and west — VE and VW — and beside that need any question oC who holds the securities after victory pales into insignificance. --'IvertlHlns rt:il<>: \1c. tising subject to i in in' 1 li. All adver- approval. The Indispensable Man Idea is UnAnierican The presidential election four years ago marked an impovt.ini turn in American history. After a century and :i half it introduced a third-tern president. Now we face the possibility of a fnurlh-term president, and to many Americnns this is the greatest single issue of this, campaign. The world has in Hitler an example of what can happen if any man remains loo long at the head of government. Hitler and Roosevelt came to power at almost the same moment. Under both children have grown up knowing no one else ns head of the government. In Hitler's case deliberate advantage was taken of the opportunity to train these cliil- drcn according to the dictates of one man. In our own case the process has been more subtle. Nevertheless millions of American children have in the last 12 years come to maturity under the impression that Roosevelt was and remains the indispensable man for president. Any country is in danger when "the indispensable man'' theory becomes prevalent. That leads inevitably to one-man government, and all history proves that no one-man government is safe for the liberties of the people. Under our American system this would be as true of a republican president as of any other. The two terms and out example established by Washin.^ion and under which Americans lived for 150 years was grounded on American history from the beginnings up. The founders of our government had seen too much of the results of 'one-man rule in Europe to want any of it here. Jefferson, democratic Mint, no less than Washington felt that eight years in the presidency were enough. Jefferson openly warned against more than eight years for any man. "The indispensable man" theory boils down to a confession of failure of the American idea in government. We have built our government under another concept, the concept that government to be free is not the product of one man but of many men. No man in America is big enough, over has been, or ever will be so long as we stick^by American governmental principles to be necessary in the presidency for more than eight years. It was time for a change four years ago, and it is high time for a change now. In this matter of presidential terms, let us return to the safe and sane practice of our fathers. The Bureaucracy as An Election Issue One of .the counts against Mr. Rposevelt which will cost him perhaps millions of votes is the immense growth of bureaucracy during his regime. Bred in the American bone is instinctive resentment at being "pushed around." This is the pioneer spirit developed in the centuries long process of subduing a continent. Americans are for law and order, but not for government which assumes a wisdom it does not possess to direct the ordinary activities of life. Forty years 'ago few Americans knew what a federal agent looked like. Today no one can turn a corner without running into someone in Washington employ whose busi- ess it is to tell ordinary people what they can do and what they can't do in ordinary affairs. The wage-earner, the farmer, the business and professional man, even the housewife, all arc the objects of orders emanating from the federal government in the peaceful pursuit of their activities. So many Americans have now grown up under this unAmcriean system that they actually need to be told that it was not always thus and so. People still living can remember when they scarcely ever heard of the federal government except as a matter of news. The federal government, in their daily activities, wjs as distant for them as the government of a foreign country. Today there is no escape for the humblest citizen anywhere from the mesh of federal interference. We are all "regimented and controlled by a group of presidential errand boys who have no responsibility whatever to the voters." It is charged that no fewer than some 2200 bureaus, commissions, and other agencies arc operating in Washington in these changed times. Even lawyers practicing before them cannot keep up with the flood of rulings and directives from these agencies. The ordinary citizen is completely at sea. Rules and regulations are continually issued which have the force of law, yet they were never heard of in congress. Men never elected to any office issue directives which the people have to obey. The network of agencies on agencies is so vast that the agencies themselves get into tangles. Many a voter who goes to the polls next Tuesday will be thinking on these things and voting accordingly. True, there isn't much hope of relief in case the republicans win, but it will 'at least be something to express one's'resentment by voting for a change. HODGEPODGE Webster—A itew of Tulout la* gredieniB; a mixhut. The Big Boys and the Bonds Again Eugene Murtagh, who has a brilliant record behind him as county war loan chairman, has a communication on this page which sufficiently re\vals error in a hasty assumption in last week's editorial that "The Big Boys in the End Get the Bonds'" in this war as they did in the last. There are different kinds 'of 'Avar bonds. Some are transferable, as in World War I, but few of that kind are held by the common run of people such as Kossuth folks. Profiting by the experience of that war, the government this time provided popular bonds which 'are non-transferable and are cashed only by the treasury. These are practically the only bonds held by commoners here or anywhere else, and it follows that "The Big Boys" cannot take them over by assignment. So to that extent the editorial was in error, and the writer exposed his ignorance. The point may, however, turn out to be a distinction without material difference, for it is not disputed that comparatively few of the common people are likely to keep their bonds, and the chances are that when they are taken up, replacement bonds will have to be sold. The Advance- docs not know what the modus operantli will be in such case, but feels fairly certain that few of the common people will hold such bonds and thus, in effect, the bonds bought by the commoners will have been transferred to "The Big Boys." Notwithstanding this evasion of Mr. Mur- Uigh's point, tin; A'K'ance is chagrined to have made the 1.'-c'~..iical error and is obliged 1o Mr. Murtagh f^r 'he correction. The Advance jujt.v.T agrees wholly with Mr. Murtagh UK. i t ;,...• i,Mids now held-jay the common people, are a.-; desirable a 100 percent safe and remunerative investment as now exists and ought to be held to maturity by everyone who can afford to keep them. The Advance also desires to reemphasize the closing paragrapli oi Ja.st week's editorial pointing out that IM manor who ultimately huld^ tilt .iceurJlJea representing the money that we the common people invest in bonds it runiLiin.-i our patriotic duty to buy them to the limit of our ubiiity, for the only thing The Candidates for the Vice Presidency Someone versed in politics should sometime be able to write an interesting magazine article on why the democratic convention of 1944 chose Harry Truman, of Missouri, as its candidate for vice president. Truman was scarcely known in a national sense. He seems to have made a good record in the senate, but he was no such figure as Wallace or Byrnes. He had hardly been nominated before the fact was dug up that he was sent to Washington by the Pendergast machine. Why was a man of such doubtful political history chosen as Roosevelt's running mate? The republicans made the better play on the vice presidency. They named Governor Bricker, of Ohio, who already had a nationwide reputation and whose political history was free of taint. Bricker is of unquestioned presidential size, but if Truman equals him the fact has not become apparent during the campaign. Some Interesting Figures on Past Elections Storm Lake Pilot-Tribune. Just now while the "pollsters" are taking straw ballots in an effort to determine who's going to win the election, it's interesting to compare figures in balloting in pas.t nations] elections. An Associated Press feature writer has made some compilations dating away back to the Hayes-Tilden campaign in 1876. In that election, the closest ever held, TUden beat Hayes by 250,000 votes but Hayes had one more electoral vote than did Tilden. After considerable argufying, <an electoral commission composed of eight republicans and seven democrats, declared Hayes elected. In 1888 Grover Cleveland polled a larger popular vote than Benjamin Harrison but Harrison won the election with a majority of electoral votes. In 1880 James A. Gariield led Winfield Hancock by a scant 7,000 votes out of a total of over 9,000.000, but Garfield's electoral vote was 214 to Hancock's 155. Franklin D. Roosevelt smashed electoral vote records in 1936 when he won all but two states and collected .523 out of 531 electoral votes. In 1936 Roosevelt received 62.2 per cent of the two-party vote when he defeated Landon by 27476,000 to 16,679,000 ballots. Republican Warren Harding, however holds the record for getting the largest percentage of the popular vote. Harding received 63.8 per cent of ,the total vote of the two major parties in 1920, getting 16,152,000 ballots to 9,147,000 for James A Cox. IT'S GRAND just to be alive in Iowa in autumn, when the trees turn to glory colors, and the dry corn whispers in the wind. —Where the trees are content with their summer's work—and stretch branches high to meet the oncoming snows and the cold winter wind—where the brown and black earth turned by the plow waits peacefully Cor the work of the weather to prepare it again for fruilfulness. —Where the sky is a soft blue, bazefilled, as soft looking as a featherbed—and as deep • as the ocean—pleading perhaps for man to look into its depths and dream a bit — to build air castles—to contemplate — and to find again a sense .of well-being. Brown leaves covering the hillsides along the rivers and ponds, returning to the earth to supply the roots with food with which new leaves will spread forth when the springtime comes again— Sheltered trees here and there proudly bearing a riot of color in the midst of neighbors who have shed the summer's coat— shrubs, still green in the low spots,, flamboyant against the dull browns and russets of those who went before—perhaps unno- ticcable in summer, yet standing out brilliantly against otherwise drab surroundings. Busy squirrels scampering among the leaves, planting walnuts against the winter's need, their bushy tails waving as they race for a tree, there to scold whoever halts their important work. The blueness that spreads over the land from the burning of leaves and cornstalks, and the fall smells that gain tang and zest from the tinge of smoke in the air. White chickens, startling in contrast against the dull grasses, spreading in ripples from the barnyards to the fields—cattle and horses in the fields searching quietly and purposely for the last remaining food of summer. The placidly flowing river, bearing leaves tenderly downstream, here and there laughingly racing them over the rapids— then settling soberly to work 'again in steady progress toward a greater river, there to lend its mite toward the tide that ceaselessly flows to the sea. The sun, warmer by contrast in the fall— its rays feeling antiseptic as mankind turns as if on a spit to bask in effortless comfort and gaze moodily into the distance as Nature waits for a moment in contemplation of a summer well done before plunging into the fury of winter's retort to be born again. Cottony silver fluff floating high in the air —thin strands of spiderweb glistening in the sunlight—letting the wind bear them where it will—secure in the knowledge that in this happy land few seeds fall on barren soil. Jackrabbits loping easily across the plow- in'g, ears up and nose questing the breeze— occasionally bounding high from sheer happiness. The noisesome tractor, seemingly subdued, as it pullg the pickers through the cornfields, rustling the stalks into yielding wagonloads of golden corn to bulge the bins —and the harvesters whirring through the rows of soybeans rattling the seed into a rippling flow of yellow and brown into wagons and bins. Ducks anxiously and .warily circling and circling a slough in distrust of hidden dangers—or streaming dark streaks in the brilliant sky in the mornings and evenings as they leave their shelter for food or to take off again in their instinctive flight to the Southland. Noisy sparrows and starlings taking Nature's spotlight as their more beautiful cousins have departed—busily dry-bathing in the dust, chirping ceaselessly—flying races with each other—impudent in their contempt for feeble earthbound man. Dogs sleeping relaxed in the sun—or busily nose-down practicing for ecstasy when they too can mark the fall of a bird to be borne back proudly, meltingly brown eyes shining, for a pat on the head. The tans of the corn against the black plowed earth—the shocked corn in stately rows marching up and down the rolling fields — the green where the ungleane^ seeds performed their duty and sprang to life—smoke rising straight up from the chimneys—white houses and red barns left naked and unashamed ~- glistening through the groves. The ruddy moon turning to brilliant silvery white as it rises — dimming the stars around it—turning shadow's iotp havens of friendly mystery. It's grand to be alive in such 9 world—to be contend-to let the troubles of mankind slip away for tout a short time—to give balm to the mind troubled with jqaanmads wpr- ries. For it seems in the fall Nature turns with reassurance of a coming Spring, the ageless promise that "God's in His Heaven, All's Well With the World." —D. E. D. Correction Bonds Editorial To the Editor: I was attracted by the editorial in the October 26 issue of the Advance, Your caption "The Big Boys in the End Get the Bonds," is very misleading, to my way of thinking. . The implication is further given that the "big money" boys are going to get the bonds of the common man at a discount, with a resultant'loss to the purchaser. You have overlooked the basic logic in designing the Series "E," "F," ad "G" bonds, which are the bonds purchased by nine ouit of ton people in Kossuth county. There are two features of these jonds which were designed to ^resent the tragic 'aftermath of ;he,last war. The first feature is .hat there is a fixed cash value oh all three issues, and the pur r chaser can get that price at any ,ime. There will be no premium or any discount on these bonds except by act of congress. All .hat an owner of an "E," "F," or 'G" bond has to do is look at his jond to know how much will be paid by the treasurer of the United States, The second feature of these Donds is that they arc non-trans- 'erable, and can be cashed only by the owner. You remember the many cases when "blue sky" stock wns fois- ecl on the people because they thought they were getting par for their bonds. When a $1,000 bond only brought $900, a stock sales- mdn would trade the bond for 100 shares of stock worth (?) per share, or $1000. The "sucker was so happy to get a $1000 (or so he thought) for his bond that he did not stop to consider that the stock was worth little or nothing. To my way of thinking, there has never been a better designed group of securities for the average person. There is a fixed value at all times, they are registered as to ownership, and provide either an increase in value if held, or an income, depending upon the type of bond purchased. It is my hope that people will, hang on to their bonds and use j them for a reserve for rainy days j or for'things of real benefit to themselves.—Eugene Murtagh. ALGONIAN'S SON IN ITALY MADE STAFF SERGEAKT 15th AAF in Italy (Undated)— Harley E. Chambers, 21, Algona, la., airplane mechanic in a B-24 Liberator bomber .squadron, has been promoted to the rank of staff sergeant. The •announcement was mode by Lt. Col. James B. Knapp, group commander, San Antonio, Tex. Sergeant Chambers has been a member of Cpl. Kriapp's group more than a year, arriving overseas last December. Since then the group has flown more than 120 combat missions against enemy aircraft factories, oil refineries, rail installations, and other strategic targets in Germany, Austria, Hungary, Rumania, France, Czechoslovakia, and Italy. Among the targets the unit has helped destroy are the Regensburg and Wiener Neustadt aircraft factories, . the Sleyr Ball Bearings Works, the Plocsti Oil Fields, and the Hermann Gocring Tank Works. A graduate of the Corwith high school, Chambers entered the army June 12, 1942, and he- received his engineer training at the Lincoln Air Base, N6b. Sergeant Chambers' father, Edw. Chambers, lives at Algona. » Swea-Eagle Mr. and Mrs. Philip Holcomb entertained at open house lunch- con Sunday in honor of Mrs. Hoi- comb's mother, Mrs. Swan .Nel- «"<» Kmil 1-Mrs Hau«en. with came Friday •„ , Eunday. Mrs Wtnl ' are Mr" and M, " son. Phyllis • "' - A hu-go number ,,< hunted DhwsanLs hciS' weekend. The bin plentiful 1h v« ' IBE-XIM6 OVfHWARt 79' IDEAL FOR CHRISTMAS GIFTS 8-PC. SET •"§!&«.> "VV\1 *$ i'ssTSffiKivr.vTT^.i-iTKT. AMERICAN MIXED FRUIT GLAZE NATIONAL'S QUALITY MEATS* BEEF ROAST; . • • J> fJj., .^ r . - ._ Pulled Raisins U. S. GRADED GOOD , SUN MAID BISQUICK Center Cut PORK CHOPS SKINI,I;.SS WIENERS ...... BUIJi SAUERKRAUT ... Fresh COTTAGE CHEESE . 8 points, Ib. 25 ib. 3«j Lb, Qt . 29c ISc &<>LD MEDAL IIA/,I',I, 1IUAKI) CAKE FLOUR DRQMKDARY GINGER BREAD MIX .. HALVES PECAN MEATS NATIONAL EVAPORATED MILK 3 40-oi. Phq. SPARE RIBS ALL MEAT Ground Beef Lb. 23 SELECT SMALL 21 FRESH FR UITS — VEGE TABLES Delicious Apples 2 23 C OR JONATHANS WASH. EXTRA FANCY AND FANCY r.AKQE, SWEET, 81'ANISH D. S NO 1 ONI ° N S ............. 3 ,•„,. I2c MINN. B. S. NO. 1 YELLOW ONIONS -------- 5 BOX OF 5 PERSIAN LIMES u>,. ISe Box- llC NORTHERN GROWN—WAXfiD RUTABAGAS FALL—SOLID, GREEN HEADS 4c PASCAL CELERY CRISP AND TENDER 2 29 COMK A CAIN SALAD DRESSING . Ji.VritACT Burnett's Vanilla.. IIAIUiUOVK'S (MIL VANILLA .,, NKW WAV TO I'"'™ U BORDEN'S MEMO . VA VOIUVK— H K' ; '' '"* " ROLLED OATS ... BKEAKKAST ''E'" 0 * 1 '.CREAM OF WHEAT Algcna BUTTER Ib. |i6WERT GIKL . 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