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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, January 13, 1948
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\ , ^^ t : v ^ 1 - Ses Matrix Tuesday, January. 13, !»4§ ill E. Call Street Pri6ne 1000 Entered as second class matter at the postof- fiee at Algonn, Iowa, under Act of Congress of March 3, 1879. Issued Weekly By UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. J. W. HAGGARD, Editor R. B. WALLER, Managing Editor D. E. DEWEL, Business Manager 'C. S. ERLANDER, Advertising Manager NATIONAL EDITORIAL- ASSOCATION NATIONAL ADVERTISING REPRESENTATIVE National Advertising Service 188 W. Randolph St., Chicago, 111. r SUBSCRIPTION* RATES IN KOSSUTH CO. Jne Year, in advance. $3.00 Upper Dos Moincs and Kossuth County Advance in combination, per year $5.00 Single Copies lOc SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year, in advance : $4.00 (Jpper DCS Moines and Kossuth County Advance in combination, one year $6.00 No subscription less than 6 months. ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per inch 49c OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER 2,243,158 5,045,690 4,076.725 2,540,492 60% 68% 72% 12% 88% YOUNG MEN NEEDED Frank Nyc. state president of the Junior Chamber of Commerce, put his finger on a point with regard to better government, last week, in his address to local members of the organization. He said that if we ure to have more straight talk and thinking in government, it is going to be up to younger men to provide it. "We must not be afraid to speak out," he said. "Much of what we would like to say, others may have yearned to say before us but didn't because they feared repercussions." "The case of Roilo Bergeson, young secretary of state, is a good one. Bergeson is saying what he thinks and he's saying some'things that need to be said. While he's hitting a popular chord among most party members and others as well, there are others in the party who would like to cut his political throat. He isn't supposed to say things like that." Actually, both major political parties need young men saying the tilings that need to be said. Harold Stassen is another example. He is the outstanding young republican today, but Dewey and Taft forces of the old school are trying desperately to smother him—not too successfully as yet. The state and nation are ripe for young men, not youngsters, but young men with ideas, the courage- of their convictions, and with enough fortitude to be 'willing to attempt changes. Both state and nation could use an abundance of young brains and energy, and a little of the old fight and fire from tine days of Patrick Henry. R.B.W. , * * * ' THE STATE'S TAX LOAD The next time someone attempts to tell you that Iowa's source of tax money and total tax collections have not increased, the actual figures from a recent Iowa Development Commission bulletin tell the true story. Tax collections on a comparison basis for 1946 and 1947, for U months, are as follow: 1946 1947 , Increase Retail Sales Tax $32,550,00 $40,000,000 25% Individual Inc. Tax 0,436.837 10,388,887 Corp. Income Tax. 1.327,905 Use Tax 2,930,380 Cigarette Tax 3,726,702 Beer Tax 1,347,300 In other words, there should be -a plentiful supply of loose change for the boys to figure out ways of spending in the next two years. R.B.W. * * * THE "FRIENDSHIP TRAIN" If the Washington columnist Drew Pearson never did another thing during his lifetime, he would leave this world with the reputation of doing one of the finest tilings that we have known. It is to him alone that the "Friendship Train" carrying many shiploads of food to the starving European nations should thanks be given. It was one of the kindest acts that we have known, and we think that the name of Drew Pearson will go clown in history as a synonym for thoughtful and intelligent benevolence. It is true that most everyone in this country who had a chance contributed liberally to the friendly food train and the kindness of the American people in feeding the starving people of Italy who only a few years ago under Mussolini, poined Hitler in his attempt to conquer the world. Our food train was certainly a kindly and gallant gesture to a former enemy. And it was Drew Pearson who conceived the ide.a and carried it to a successful conclusion. Mr. Pearson accompanied the shipment of food to Europe and personally saw that the food went to the people who most needed it. It has been said the most of the contributions of food and other supplies that this country has sent to Europe has not been publicized and most of the starving people had been led to believe that it was a contribution from the communistic government of Russia. However this huge shipment of food was properly marked, the many trains carrying the food to the interior being covered by the flags of the United States and Italy. In Rome Mr. Pearson was publicly thanked by the Mayor and Premier (Jasperi. The Premier in his speech, among other things said: "The Friendship Train shows that democracy and liberty can bring to the surface what is best in man, and for supplying us with this evidence, we thank you. | ask you to conyey £ae> to your people the very warmest expressions of our lasting gratitude. You Mr- Pearson, are best qualified to tell them simply and sincerely how deep these feelings pc$" Since last July, Italy has- received 200 shiploads of gift foods from the United States, 'but the people ift the villages of Italy at least were iefl to bsIieVe that tfce food eafcie Jrofn ihfe Vstitan see {hat this cotmlry is giveri proper credit ner^e* after. Anyway, it has been demonstrated" by Brew Pearson and tho people of the United States" that the teachings of Jesus Christ has not vanished front the face of the earth. J,W.H. GAMBLERS ARE LIKE THAT During all the years that gambling has p'rov ed so fascinating to most people We have known many attempts have been made to "break the bank", but so far as we can remember never have they succeeded. Some years ago when this writer was younger, a young feller not far removed from us made an effort in this line in a Milwaukee. Wisconsin, roulette game. He Was going strong'for time but in the end we had to loan him money to get home. Out at Reno, Nevada, the other day,, a couple of college boys figured out a "system" that they were certain would "break the bank", so they tackled two of the gambling houses with their system of "averages" on the roulette Wheels. They had a capital of $300 between them and after sixty hours of playing the wheel it looked like the system was right and they had tipped their capital to $13,000. But finally'it seems that the "system" went all to pieces' and they steadily lost. The boys began to suspect that there might after all be some error in their system, and wisely withdrew with $8,000 winnings. Since then they have been engaged in making improvements on their system of the la^v of averages, and have announced that they soon will return to make a final clean-up of the gambling houses. Of course good advice irom some of us old gamblers would not be listened to by the boys, so there is no use of advising them to quit while the quitting is good. Boys will be boys. ( J.W,H. * • * ' * .WHAT (S RELIGION? While for many years we have been helping to support one Christian church, we have long believed that all Christian churches should be united. All of them are headed in the same direction under the banner of Jesus Christ and why it is thought necessary for them to be divided by small matters like insisting on proving that Saturday is Sunday, and just who was there at the v crucifixion of Christ and other matters wholly immaterial. We sometimes think that many people are more interested in the forms of religion and think mostly of adhering to the form rather than to the real substance. . . Someone in the Open Forum of the Des Moines Register the other day quoted from the bible where it says "Religion undefiled before God and the Father is this, to visit the fatherless and the widows in their affliction and to keep himself unspotted from the world." That is the only definition of religion in the bible. The Forum writer goes on to say: "Stripped of non-essentials the ( clear implication of the writer is, that is the inborn quality that prompts all humans in greater or less degree to be decent with their fellows, regardless of doctrinal differences and to lead clean lives. As per the bible, there is only one religion. There are untold thousands of theological doctrines. Christianity Vs not a religion, it is a'set of'th'iS'- logical doctrines. ' None have direct bearing on the teaching of morality (religion in action.)" Well, anyway, we.have at last found someone whose ideas about religion are somewhat in ac r cord with our own. J.W.H. * * * POLITENESS OUT OF DATE Emmetsburg Democrat: We heard several oldsters remark that 'among the many youngsters who came to Emmetsburg homes Halloween night demanding treats, only one or two said "thank"you" after obtaining handouts. We noticed the same thing Saturday when we were buttonholed by teen-agers for a city-wide tag day contribution. "Pleases" and "Thanks", which were MUSTS in our childhood, were noticeably skipped by the kids as they took the money. ' * * * HOW HIGH IS UP O'Brien Bell: About the only thing that can outdistance the spiraling 'cost of food is taxes. Accrding to figures recently released food has risen a totalof 96 percent since 1939, while by contrast taxes in the same period have gone up, 300 percent. Iowa's legislators certainly haven't alleviated the situation in their action whieh will boost the state taxes another 50 percent. * * * WASHINGTON BUNGLING Humblodt Republican—President Truman is urging congress and the people to help keep prices down so that wheat and mep.t will come on the market at reasonable prices, and at the same time his administration is loaning money to the producers of wheat and meat to help them hold it for higher prices. The administration is certainly a jumbled mess. Who was it said something about not letting one hand know what the other is doing? * * * , HIGH COST OF BUILDING Clarion Monitor: If you plan to build a house in the near future, do not expect to get off at a cost that you plan to pay. Not only is everything much higher, but it takes more time to get things done, and this time is all expensive time. Especially is this true in the larger places, where union labour prevails, ; Figures compiled by a highly authorative magazine, based on detailed, returns, from ai large number of employing builders from various sections, reveal these facts. The productivity of skilled labor in the building trades is; more than a third less per how than it was in 1940. This along with the much higher hourly wage, and the higher costs of all,bujjding rfiaterjals, makes a rather ordinary house of $5000 of seyen, years ago now cost more than $10,0,00 fp- build. Bricklayers now lay "an average of 5^0 bricks in a day of eight hours, as compared; -with, J000 laid in, 1940, and the hourly wage is much, higher. Much of the production decrease is due to delays in getting materials, lack, of help,- and. some of it is due to the increased- age, and. the scarcity of the skilled workmen. Similaj cpnditions exist with carpenters, plasterers, plumbers—a deficit in production of from 35 to 50 percent, v The demand fp? skilled tradesmen is so great in some places that all consideration of high ianfon scales is'forgottenv an$ sfcilJedj fencjcl^yers are being paid $30 to $40 per day. There i$ IHtJe chance for the house supply to eatefo up with the demand in the near future. bS> - > cttttfs nfcESfi A Itow 6t this, a oi that; *f* of When I leff 'Aigfl'na' i&6 and a half years ago,and took*on the publication of the Ocheytedan paper we were in the thick of OPA. wen French was the head of the OPA here and he told me that one of the first days there would be no'more OPA to bother, with and he was right/and I was glad and I saved a batch of coupons which were good at a gas station and I found them the-other day and they have a big capital "B" on 'em and I was wondering what that stood for and so I hunted up Bob McConnell as he was the assistant under Wen when, I left here and I asked Bob how come the B and what did it staid for, and he said it might stand for Booze or Beer or Bunk, but what was the difference, as neither booze, beer or bunk was rati6ned now, and he's . got something there. But I'm saving the coupons and in case there is more OPA I've got enough tickets to get me 60 gallons of gas, so to speak. Met an old friend (?).-al the court house the other day and .it. was that darned coekroach-which las made the court house its' iome goodness only ; knows how ong and I'll be glaij when ^/e get a .new building'so-that headache will be done away with forj good. [ suggested to the board of Supervisors three years ago that''a can of lye be placed at every dbor. in every desk, in every hole ;in the old walls and maybe we'd get rid of the pest, but it's.fistill there, ;I saw it the other day, aijd I wish had a hunting license and la gun and could get permission to mur- )er that cockroach. I evert (offered to furnish the 36 cans of lye. uts to that cockroach pest. Met up with a candy v coffee] lulpef flay attra it $ tiift SK Jtfe .._. we're fdihf tB tt GfilttC StSt6 COflVciiLiun uiwyetir and meet lite with 'sdffse" of the over 300. gtuiste rriefifes hvtfte capital city, • AM J6hn Idld ftlfe that he eotttd now gUltt his;c8fM§ a la the AmalgamSteH ASsofeia* fion of Coffee Qttlpei's 1 and Me wanted me to link Up every waft and woltian in the St. Jbe neigh bo ihfefe wbtild be no AlgflnS , is becoming , hd- tionally-wide known bedause on .account of twice last week Al~ gonar Iowa, and the' Coffee Gulp-* crsv were talked about on the radio from a Chicago station and a .New York station and first thing you know Algona will be as famous^ in the nation as is Hollywood, so to speak. I see thai my congressman didn't do anything about having revolving doors placed in the post office here and whieh I wrote him about three years ago, and some-' times getting in and out through the present doors just about frac- .tures arms and legs and passes out bumps galore. We have a nice post .ofifce here, have nice people working, in the office, but those exit doors as at present built are a nuisance when more than two people try to get in "or out at the same time, so to speak. When I was a resident of Algona three years ago I did considerable ten pin tipping and 1 thought I was good at it and once I rolled 188. I'm going to take on some tipping now and I propose 'to beat Al Young, Bill Qeering. Casey Loss and Duke Kinsey if I have to roll 315 to', do it And maybe then one of t'he teams will take me on so I can keep 'em in the top.winning ranks, because on account of I admit I can really' bowl 'em over, so to speak. • Well, the resolution .day, Janu-' ary.l, has come and went and so far I haven't broken a single resolution of-the two that I made. One was to take three baths a year, July 1, Labor Day and Christmas day. The other was to go on an alterante weekly diet in lift. rt» L fe1duttt6: making folks aha E, 3 f 1 said hejidh't thinftl ct,.__... out,oft tr!dJaJfiitt|;Bfee|<M oft count' bi, Ml &W baihW !h.._ a year the pores in ray deftv mud tftat I cottWft't arid Vh'ch- wouldn't be so Maybe -E» J, has gaf 1 some'thiflg \1 Bid ytfu kttfw tK&t the Surf ohe mitiute earlier; each day MOW arid it>oh't'b& kfng till a guy can go to' work itt'the morning without A lantefh. Harry Nolle, AI« gona's weather man tells me that 11 minutes Will be gained in Jdh- uasy, 33 minutes In Febmafy, 82 minutes in March', and 3o on un- •til June 21, the longest day in the year and my birthday wheti the sun begins tg. back Up With its risihg until ..Christmas when it shows its face at 7:20 in the morning. However, the sun rising has no effect dh my shoring, I can roll fhe snores just as healthy, sunny or dark morning, -'and Ray Besch, my 'neighbor,- suggests I 'H ^'£^& l im • arfrtferf -:iH -K6I •tilth .tBufK&fi tftoJ ,ar% AHHHBlM lot Land -flank leans,' . ' EugeflM." ttutehlns,- secretary* treasure*, l said /the assoclaflori divldehd Was m'a'de ; possible , by rf Special dividend >eteritly Bald by the federal Land Bank , of Otfiaha, Directors' 'of the. association,' who -voted, to pay lh£ dividend to its merrtbefs, alga 'voted to make 'substantial 'additions to association reserves from the funds received frofrf $he Lartd Bank. Mr. Hutching said distribution of Jahd bank earnings to farm loan associations a'nd their member-stockholders is in keeping with the cooperative principles under which the , entire land bank system operates, The Algeria National Farm Loan association has- nearly $2,000,000 in Federal, Land Bank •, ..• - :!.- **'•' '"•' "'' ''•' '-' '' -''" " " ••"'•• •'"• •#6*'vv""" r " Wi'-siis*?;; 1 *:- 1 "AT /OUR FAVORITE" G R_O C ER.S I'm when .lobbyists Congressman io'voie td'niafcS the big rich rieher, I can'! help' smellm' a rat," '' Catch small repair jobs early, before iliey develop into large ;and expensive ones. Regular" overhaul .of your csv by fhe KOSStfTH, MOTOR CO. assures, you of trouble-free driving;' * KOSSUTH MOTOR CO. time to save time Have you ever mapped—with pins and thread, or- with pencil on paper-r—the daily "chore route" of your farm or ranch? Have .you figured how much back-tracking you do,]howi'tti!aiiy unnecessary extra' steps you'walk in a c\ay?^ Have you taken,time to • save time, and steps, and labor? ....3. A number of agricultural colleges' and experiment stations have made practical worki.studies on farms and ranches, with sc-me astounding results. For example, one dairy farmer (who thought -himself '. pretty efficient) adopted improved .machine milking techniques, rearranged his'barn,, to save' 1 'steps and time in'feeding and ^watering.* He savied. hrm- .. sel£g|;.i!isc)^j|iiiles of walking per day, cu£ his [ daily chore time by two hours and five minutes. That's 730 miles of walking jandl760 hours of work in a ' year. In making the changes, he spent less than $50:'' Indiana tells of farmers who, 'by planning, their r work, are raising hogs with one quarter their for- ' ^mer hours of labor . . .'There's a report of men; making hay in 90 man-minutes per ton; while others using similar equipment—but older, harder ways of working— ; spend twiceJthatltime .-.'^ There are scores of other examples. . ! - . ' / Perhaps you cannot make such great savings in your operations, j Maybe you can make more. It's certainly worth looking into, for even little savings are important. Five -steps saved a day makes a mile in a year. Five minutes a day gives you three 15a, days a year. '•'-'••; There's no master plan to fit every farm and ranch, because no two are exactly the same. You have to work out your own plan of improvement. But the time it takes may Well be the most profitable time you've ever Spent. A four-step scheme is suggested. First, consider each job or chore separately. Break it down into its parts. Check each part with a watch or tape v measure and see if steps,or time can be saved. Second, compare your work methods with those of your neighbors. Third, examine and check the details of your work methods. Fourth, develop and apply the new method. In a nutshell, "Plan your work and work your plan." Time studies and job analysis have helped Swift & Company increase efficiency and make important saving?. That's why we sto confidently suggest similar studies in your operations. One excellent bulletin on the subject is Number 307, published by Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana. \Ct ? s interesting reading and well worth .writing for,. Your county agent or state agricultural college can'tell of other bulletins on the same subject. '•• * T to'Save More Pigs Soda Bill Sez: . . . the man with a dull hoe is wasting nobody's time but his own. 'b Iffied/i * The American Way In the livesjpck-meat industry, as in ^11 American business, profit provides tlie:ba_sic incentive for work) enterprise .and action. Profit makes'f fie mare go for livestock producers, meat packers and retailers; Too little profit by one section creates an unbalance in the industry,' If one part of the livestock-meat industry suffers continued loss, all of us are hurt in the long run, , However, a margin of.profit fair to one section ^qf the livestock-nqea.'t industry might be quitp/.unfair to another.' For instance, we at Swi|t & Company kno\y. perfectly well that both :l|yestock produpers %nd. retailers require a highw margin of profit,'* because of their relatJyjHjf small volufne,';!5n the other hand, nationwide meat pa,cker£'r j|ist build up a tre- mena^M volume of ga}es tftflpake yp fpr a, very srnjJl margin of profit per nj4t—a margin that has. been.consistently lower than that carried by any other manufaeturiiiglnjdustry in America. Oyer ft, period of yeats, t Swift & Company has earned, on the average! Jfss than two cents on each dollar of salles (a,ffi^tion of a cent per pound of product.handle"(|). Over the same period, the average amount returned to B*Q- dueers fpr agricultural rawfoateriajs, including livestock", wool and hi4es,S}fes been 75 pents out of each dollar we red3iyed« This is not a profit. Out of this 1 75 Jfpts producers m«st pay the cost of productiojij Whether livestock pripN aje high or low or whether meat is high-pJiJMl4 or inexpensive— Swift & Company can qnly by adding together a'-large volume of business.' a reasonable profit tiny savings pn &'««ra»!WjW *? f &<? HAM LOAF ' (Yieldi One 8'/ 4 x 4'A x 2% Inch Ipaf) % pound ground hqm • . 'A teaspoon pepper 1'/i pounds ground fresh pork 1 cup milk 2 eggs • '/] cup brown sugar 1 cup dry bregd crumbs - I tablespoon dry mvstgrc! 1 teaspoon salt ' 2 tablosppons vinegar Beat eggs. Combine meats, eggs, crumbs, salt, pepper, and milk. Mix thoroughly. Form Into loaf in B>A x 4 ] A x 2% inch loqf pqn. Combine sugar, mustard, and vinegar. Spread over meat. Bake In a moderate pven (350 F.) 1 hour, or until meat has reached qn Internal temperature of )B5° F. — - - — _ .^y — On the average,, 44:-buJ; r of; every 100-nigs U. S. A. die before market time, according to North DaW State College of Agriculture. Of these, 27 «ru dead al or die'during the ".first ten days because thoy are chilled, crushed, crippled or jnfeetcd w jth disease nl Much of this loss can be prevented, by proper care, us fa Balance the sow's ration. In 1 addition -to tho miner! mixture, a sow .should receive" ground alfalfa hay or olhd green leafy hay .up to 20% of the ration.- Provide protba supplement of animal source, such as skitu'milk, or meat " bone meal. To prevent hairless pigs, feed iodine, in stabilize form, m the salt or mineral. The sow should be given plenty of exercise and should i outside each day. She will get additional exercise if fed son distance from,her quarters. Have n comfortable and cleai farrowing pen with giiard rails aiid nn electric t>roo<le] where possible. Wash the sqw's-udder with soap owl vvala and remove all mud and dirt before she is put in tho farro^ ing pen. Have a man on 1 hand at farrowing time, A litu attention at this time will save nanny pigs. , | • Prevent anemia by feeding a. mineral containing iron anip by supplying dean dirt to the young pigg, Koep youni' pig'a off ground utilized by pigs the preceding year, StaH weep feeding pigs a balanced'ration at two w?oks. • ' r Track Down the Facts A great family "man" is Fiber Zwethicus, better known to American farmers as the muskrat. He raises hi§ many offspring in marshes, and about . streams, lakes and ponds, Muskrat tracks are easily recognized by the drag of his knifelike tail, which shows up well in soft mud.' , (< The rovwkrat-trapper works hard to make a living out of mu8kra.1r skins, and generally his efforts are rewarded. But there is one fact about his business that he tracked down Ipng ago. He knows the price he cap get-forim.usk-' rat skins depends on the popular demand fpr pelts, ' •, . In the business of processing livestock into fl^st for people's u§e, we at Swift & Company haye to !?$*# track' pf the demand fo? every where |n %) na$an, 'We inust know, too, the weights an4 gjrftdeg o.f cuts prfferre4 by housewives. Experience has tsugflt as that the price ,the producers receive for their- Uvegffok is gov^ec what the nieat packers can get for the meat 8fl4 OUR CITY COUSIN City sewln sennet Why "yey" !$ spelled Nelther can. VY*! • ^rrJnT *• , v ** ij*H £*s*|f(qTiy Aififffi dawn and working innrfnnH-j,'fn» .£.1 >r> *'^ - TIW»'H'Hj<lI»!3!I«^W>JT'»* M»H WUrKU10 »„. wtvv* «>,<,»., r »M«.«f*w«= of 09 opnprfunity for urban DlesIS ffiffi SWIFT ft COMPANY ysShr*!/?&,' .. 4i* n ''MsSS?*'^'^.

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