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fiUlTORIAL PAGE •""I • THURSDAY, DEC. 7, Counttj AS S1COOND OUASS MATTKH DK- 31, 1!XR, at the postofflep at Algonii, lown, timler the Act of March 2, ISTfl. TRRMS OF SUBSCRIPTION 1—To Kossnth county poatofflcea and Ijnrilprlns course are too many, too involved, and too great to 'be grasped for the purpose of reliable prediction. The lop generals on both sides don't know, nor does Roosevelt, ! Churchill, or Stalin. About all that can be said with assurance is that the wars with the Germans and Japs } THE FOLLOWING is another of the re- HODGEPODGE Webstet— A «tew of YMiOus ingredients? a mixture. 'TnV^To^ViThl'winrt^'FjK 'ilaniv' j wil1 end whcn the y eml - Thni m W be " 6 -' 3 ' ! Jr ' nts of toTmcr mhmns > anc < 0"* appeared iiutchi'ns, Liventior'e, ottosen', Rake, Ringsieii! weeks" in the case of the Germans and 1945 in lno issno preceding Christinas of 1942: Hodman, S t I 1 s o n , West HemI, and \V»dcn, r ,i T •< i 1,1 ypilr _ _ j. lfi( J for the Japs, or it may be a lot longer in i-Advance nnd Upper Des ~M~o7n~eV~ho"th~To'sumo ' either case or both ' Meanwhile it will be a I * * * iulflross at any iiostoffioc In Kossnth county or j mighty good idea for the war workers to any neighboring postoffloe named In No. 1, ' , , ,. , , . .. . year ji.on keep production of war goods at the peak 3--A<lvance nlone to all other postofflcpn, year ?3.oo and f° r a ^ of us to buy bonds, the sinews of 4-AdvAnce and Upper Des Molnes both to same production, to the extent of our means. address at all postoffices not pxcepted in No. 1, - - _ $flj00 Why Not a State Home for Iowa's Governor? The "Des Moines papers reported last week that Gov.-Elect Blue had been there, house-hunting, and had no luck. He may Advertising Rate 42c per cnltimn Inch. All atlver- tlsinfr subject to publishers' npproval. As the New Dealers Plan To Prod Roosevelt The magazine U. S. News, headed by not be ab , c to have his family ' wilh him David Lawrence, seems to think President Roosevelt is not likely to favor much in the New Deal line during this, his probably filial, administration, but wants to center on the wars till both the war against the Germans and the war with the Japs are over. The argument is that Mr. Roosevelt regards prosecution of both wars and the consolidation of durable world peace as of vastly more importance than reforms which can wait. He would shove into the background all domestic issues over which congress and the country might get into a sweat which would threaten war prosecution to the limit and particularly his plans for the consolidation of peace. This seems like a natural attitude on the president's part, and one which appeals to the people. What the people as a whole dearly want above all else, and as free as possible from hampering by other objectives, is victory in both wars and practical peace measures which will insure relief for as long a period as is humanly possible from new wars anywhere in the world. But a largely circulated private weekly Washington sheet for business men throws cold water on the idea that Mr. Roosevelt's plans, if in fact any, to keep New Dealisrn inactive till a more propitious time are not lively to meet head-on opposition from the New Dealers, who want to strike no\v while the iron is hot and secure new objectives while the opportunity exists, this regardless of the effect on the president's wr.r and peace plans. These militant New Dealers therefore plan to build a hot fire under Mr. Roosevelt to head him back towards what they consider "liberal" domestic policies and reforms. They want also to make congress "behave" by means of a powerful lobby which will put the fear of labor into that body as a whole and congressmen individually. They admit openly that to bring the president around they will have to "prod" him. What will come out of the alleged conflict between presidential and New Dealism's objectives is anybody's guess, but that Mr. Roosevelt can be forced by even the New Dealers to scrap any course he may have decided to pursue seems doubtful in so strong-willed and tenacious a man. The chances therefore seem to be that if in his opinion any New Deal proposal would threaten war and peace plans he will not hesitate to oppose it to the limit. when he takes office. The Sheldon Mai) suggests that the state of Iowa ought to have an executive mansion for its governor — an opinion long held by many lowans. For honest men like what lowans pick for public servants, politics and office-holding are not profitable. Some governors are comparatively poor men. They ought not to have to pay high rent on a home suitable to gubernatorial dignity. GOLDEN CHRISTMAS- She turned off the lights on the Christinas tree. It had seemed such an empty gesture —that Christmas tree this year, 'but from sentiment and maybe habit John had brought it home, with an apology that "It'll look perty from the street." John was a Et'fly, she kne^v, just as any wife knows about her husband. After all men are grown-up boys and sometimes not too grown up at that. She heard John in the basement stoking the fire for the night. The early fall of snow had held the cold. During the night the timbers of the old house snapped and Bracked when they contracted as the bitter cliill crept in. Christmas eve! The first Christmas eve she and John had been alone for—let's see —why it was 25 years!—a silver Christmas eve! A silver Christmas eve alone. And a silver Christmas day to come. * She awoke in the middle of the night. John slept peacefully across the room. The . It is hardly revealing a secret which ought >' ? u , rla<i u blew sofl , Iy as the cold air came I 1 tl I ri t nf> Vnnm nr\H 10 err^M Itr nunmr* V. nn 1r *,, to be kept to say that when the present gov- - ernor became a candidate he expessed doubt I twinkling and winking as they did on these to a friend that in the best interest of ! clli11 clear winter nights — seemingly con- his family he ought to give up prospects of vulsecl with some celestial joke. pecuniary success in his profession to serve j She hadn't slept so well lately. She wor- in even Iowa's highest office. The national government provides the ried about the three boys, and occasionally about the only daughter Mary. But women are better able to take care of themselves, president with not only a home but the fur- so she centered her worries on the boys, nishings. Why should not Iowa follow that | knowing that John did the family worrying about Mary. Mary was not her first -born. That was John Junior, called June. She recalled many a youthful fight because someone had insisted June was a girl's name, with the boy putting up .a battle against any kind of odds to prove in his boyish way that he was as good a man as the next. • Junior was in the air corps—whoops, she meant air forces. He had warned her about that in a letter. The "corps" had become the "force" because it was so strong and a fighting unit in its own right. He had been ~ ~ , „ ri . I £° ne a vear — an d his letters came from one One Samuel Grafton is a pretty well j coast to another and from north to south as known newspaper columnist in the New be changed his training work. He had hoped ',t,, . -, *!,,-..,,,> „„* ,.i- i to £Tot his COmm is^inn hnfnT*« f^Vivicfl w?»c iV,nf example? And while Iowa is about it, why not also give the governor a salary commensurate with his office? It seems rather a humiliating circumstance that the governor of this state is Car outranked as regards salary by men of lower official status. Where the G. O. P. Stems From in Iowa York City area, though not much known out here. He has a pungent way of saying things which rated publication in book form a year or two ago. Grafton goes out now and then on tours ° et his commission before Christmas— tout She cently 'to study election results, and -in -his Mary hadn't been gone so long. She didn't like it when the girl left for that plane fac- try. It had been so comfortable to have ior political comment. He came to Iowa re- ni -' r working in the store here, coming hom^e- centlVtn studv plnntinn rosuHs. sinrl ,i,i .his i OVOI 7 n '8 ht - And sh e didn't approve of the! . approve _. "swing Stfiffly for a girl-Wenilat 22. She column repeated what an unrevealcd Iowa ] n „ ft ^"n wriat™^ exactfy, but friend told him, namely, that in Iowa the : it didn't sound right. But Mary had been prosperous county seat is the base of repub- sll 'ong for going—no use wasting away here lican strength. For some reason this statement got under the skin of 'Lou' Gardner, dopewriter for the best men had gone to the army — and besides there was work to be done. Moat of her worry seemed centered about Jim. Jim was slow thinking and slow act- ,, , , _ ,_ _ . ,. , , . the state G. O. P. organization, who endeav- ! ing. He didn't flash like Junior and the ors by citing figures to show that Iowa re- | youngest. He was a plodder. < Occasionally publicanism really stems from the towns and the rural precincts. Nobody Knows When the Wars Will End As readers of these columns know, if they remember what they read here, the Advance has been skeptical all along of early end-of- thc-war predictions. To this newspaper i' has therefore been interesting to note the predictions of the private business agoncie? and the big dailies and magazines, which ought to be, and doubtless are, much better informed than the Advance, or, at least, are in a much better position to obtain information. These sources have usually been optimis tic, and have repeatedly given readers the impression that the end of the war in Europe was a matter of a few weeks only. They seem to have been reflecting high opinion in Washington civil and military circles. But every time the impression has faded, till now the predictors are becoming cautious and in effect admit that they know little or no more about when the war with the Germans will end than do the people out, in the sticks who have no source of information other than the news columns of the papers. The caution is now even extending to predictions on the end of the Jap war. A few weeks ago the commentators had the Japs licked in 1945, but now the end has been postponed indefinitely, and it is admitted that the Japs may be able to stall off defeat for two years or more after the Cer- mans give up. As an example of how the tune has changed as the predictors confronted inescapable facts, listen to this from perhaps the most touted Washington business letter: Philippines are now expected to take months; Japs are stiffening. In Germany the current drive is supposed to be the final drive, and hope is to smash through to an end in the next 6-8 weeks—the hope. But guessing on time by men who know the facts is now less optimistic. They are no longer counting on the end this year, .MS they did some weeks ago. The truth, of course, is that nobody's predictions have at any time been of much value. In this war, meaning both the war The Advance is not interested in the figures in question, but chimes in with its snvill i sho w °ndered if he was stupid.'but his judgment was excellent, better than any of the I'est — and occasionally he would flash briefly like a brilliant stroke of lightning when something moved him. But people took advantage of him, she thought, because he was LOTTS CREEK Mrs. Wilson, son Vincent, and Peter Elbert, Whittemore, were Sunday night supper guests at Edw. Rich's. Mrs. Jane Light, of Bricelyn, Minn., and Mrs. Clarence Shin- j die, Buffalo Center, came Friday • for the weekend with Mrs. j Light's parents, Mr. and Mrs. j Wilbur Rich. Mr. Rich has been' abed vyith a heart ailment and other ills. The Otto Harlans and Mrs. Howard Witham spent the week-! end at Stockport with relatives, ;>nd Mrs. Witham went on to La Harpe, 111., for a visit at her son Ralph's, where she has a new grandson, born Nov. 29, named Richard Ralph, weight eight pounds. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Alexander went to Omaha last week Wednesday, and there bought a new car in which they drove j home Friday. j The Cecil Bjustroms were • Sunday dinner guests at Robert i Walker's. \ Phyllis Rich, cadet nurse atj Des Moines, came Friday for the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edw. Rich. 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BUY WAR BONDS HERE Algona Federal Savings & Loan Association Town Property Loans Since 1917 Algona Iowa 49U 2nd WEEK ANNIVERSARY SALE WHOLE [OR HALF ORKLOI NONE HIGHER NATIONAL'S QUALITY MEATS E OUAI.ITY—20 Points APPLE SAUCE .... 2 »•«• BLUK I.AHEI, KARO SYRUP .... 0B £, 1IVI)KATEI> DATES ?.- ?bltL PICKLES^^.. «-* KORT DEAIUIOBN GIANT WHEAT ... «£• NAT10NAI,—1 Point t VAr* IVllLI\ • • . . 3 CaiiN*' NEW WAY TO ni(INK VITAMINS BORDEN'S MEMO . '<;--• KOASTKl) IN TlfE SHRI.r, PEANUTS Lb Beef Roasts Lb. Point Value S Support the 6th War Loan Drive U. S. GRADED GOOD Fres h Bullheads Ib. 35c Ground Beef PURE Lb. CATSUP nickel's worth by observing that Algona U3 - j ™£ ££? ^*^^^3^ Sad uully goes G. O. P. when the county goes joined when Junior left—-joined the infantry j Demo. —;:nd he had been promoted to sergeant- weeks after others who had gone with him It looks like a sure bet that the Short and Kimmel cases don't look good to most people. The men were either guilty or not guilty, but now if guiltless they must always rest unncler suspicion of guilt. It doesn't look like a fair deal. SWtET GIRL BotUr Short Ribs U. S. GOOD • KC BEEF -H-A** Lb. Rose! ish Fillets 35 C PAN DRESSED had been promoted. But she knew he would make a good one. i She was still a little vexed when she re- j called being badgered into signing a release i so Ed could join the navy. Ed was so young j —only 18. He had now been gone for two I months—or was it three. He hadn't been A private Washington business men's ; home, but his letters were filled with en- news sheet which leans over backwards to thusiasm for the navy, and she knew from be non-partisan says frankly that the gov- comments in the letters that came from all i eminent will raise wages under its war \ the boys that there was a good humored! powers "to satisfy the unions and play labor j warfare going on between the brothers in I politics." Well, the country voted for j t!l ° army and navy—with Ed holding hon- j "Clear-It-With-Sidney," didn't it? or - s t-vc-n against the two brothers. Ed [ would do all right, she believed, but she didn't like his being in anti-aircraft firing, and particularly whatever the ack-ack was. Something was wrong because no packages had come from anv of them. She'd give Charley, the postmaster, a piece of her mind when she saw him. Fine service these democrats were giving, especially to a three-time Roosevelt voter. 50 I'OINTS GRAPE JAM COME AGAIN Veal Roasts 25 GOOD ICU>. Buy Bonds W/f/i W/idf You Save et Nafiowl How Morningside College Came Into Being From the Iowa Palimpsest. In 1890 the Northwest Iowa Conference of the Methodist church appointed a committee to receive, bids and locate an institution of "college grade" at any point in northwestern Iowa which would guarantee a .suitable- campus plus $500,000 in guaranteed securities. Bustling Sioux City, thr-n a boom town with a Combination Bridge, a Union Depot, and an Elevated Railroad NIBLETS WHOLE KERNEL CORN She had evidently drifted off lo'sleep for | she ;.:woke again. The snow was crackling outside as if someone were walking. It was still dark. Maybe someone was prowling o t „„ ..^ around after Christmas presents. Maybe she I cmick to take advantage" of this'suggestion" was in^f-'ining it. Why wasn't Teddy growl- ' A • , i . . ... . . 1 n ("I 11 !.• n \-i i\ 't 111 r •-, t in ,11,1 .. .1 .. ._ 1.1 1-11 ^ 11 \.\J l_t* JX V- U^Vtilll.L.J^V-. \JL 11 J i ^ O Ug J-'U. 1 ! L J VJJ 1. • ] • 1 I , --• " - .».<_^MJ £,4. W VV J A committee was organised which bought a i nR , , alw ">'s did when someone ap college site on which to establish a univors- i>rt>:>l '" ( ' ( ' thc house at night? Did she heal ity instead of a college. The story of how . \'f c ' ()W nstairs door open or did she imagine Morningside College grew from this venture | !''• , tnc ; stair door was opening! She rose is told by Dr. Thomas E. Tweito in the No- ln , lx ' d and W:1S about to cry out to John, vernber issue of "The Palimpsest," the , - , > vlU!n U P thc -' stairs came four voices shout- monthly publication of the State Historical '"K—"Hoy, Mom—Merry Christmas—we're c-. .-:.._. .? T hlmcrvl' Society of Iowa. The first catalogue of the "University of the Northwest," as the Sioux Cityans proudly named their budding institution, appeared in 1890. Some fifty students registered for the fall term. The Liberal Arts "College met in Grace Methodist Church, the Law College met in downtown offices, and the UPTON'S TEA 28< BLACK 13, hungry!' "Hurry or a sailor and a sergeant will eat •.' brand new lieutenant without salt or pep- j pur!" i "Shut up for a senior officer." | And a giggle like only Mary could give! 'IV'ldy bounced up the stairs barking in JENNY I.EE EGG NOODLES -^ SUNSHINE ***' HI-HO CRACKERS ... V 1 ^ YQll'C DUAUUOUN "' aruHAMS ** : RYE"BREAD " b; lUJTTEKCRUoT 18 -°'- 19 C lOc **. ^£0 The Conference thereupon organized a new •ollege under the name of Morningsido ,'hich purchased the old University campus. The beginning of Morningside College is not unlike that of most institutions of higher learning in Iowa. The founders had high hopes and abiding faith in the future of their institution. It was the combined sacrifices of many loyal Methodists that has made the names of Iowa Wesleyan, Cornell, Upper . , ., , ,, • r , •, Iowa, Simpson, and Morningside loom large east and the war west, the influences on Us in th ' e his { ory ' Q[ hjgher eduration in IowKa _ Medical College was located in a private res-I ;, r , , . - ----- — & "• ic'enee. Thirteen students attended the first J ' i volps setmln g to demand action, and chape] exercises. In the full of 1890 the new j 1:i '-' ctl down aguin •University" sought the sponsorship of the j John was grinning at her from his bed Northwest Iowa Conference. The following | why, he must huve arranged it and not your the Conference agreed to encourage the I 'old her—the old so-and-so—and she rapped •University" but it finally closed in 181J1. the hump in the bedclothes a sharn one as ., - ,„„ - sharp one as no said: "Merry Christmas—ouch." She mumbled a "durned old fool" at her husband and turned her back to take a quick wipe at her eyes and try to swallow the lump in her throat. And her bathrobe seemed all tangled up but she got into it finally, and joined Teddy in running downstairs. Silver Christmas?—no! This one was! golden. J —D. E. D. MODEL ALGONA BUTTER, Ib 25c IVORY SOAP 10c TOILET SOAP Largt Cake BINS O SOAP POWDER SUPER SUDS SOAP 24-ot. •**"' ; '.v

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