The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 10, 1948 · Page 16
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 16

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, February 10, 1948
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s Bes Mo!«§*- tuesd&y, Febcottry 16, 1948 111 E. Call Stt-eet PhoH6 1000 Entered as second class matter at the postof-- fice at Algona, Iowa, under Act of Congress of March 3, 1879. Issued Weekly By THE UPPER DBS MOINES PUBLISHING CO. J. W. HAGGARD, Editor R. B, WALLER, Managing Editor D. E. DEWEL, Business Manager. C. S. ERLANDER, Advertising Manager NATIONAL €DITO ft! AL-. \SSOGTION NATIONAL ADVERTISING REPRESENTATIVE National Advertising Service 188 W. Randolph St., Chicago, 111. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO. Jnc Year, in advance ; $3.00 ', Upper Des Moincs and Kossuth County Advance in combination, per year $5.00 single Copies ' lOc SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year, in advance $4.00 Jppcr Des Moincs and Kossuth County Advance in combination, one year $6.00 No subscription less than 6 months. ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per inch 56c OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ORTON SAYS DEMOS GAINING IN IA. Can it be that our old friend, Clark Orton has gone democratic? In a recent survey, of Iowa the Des Moines Register, among a number-of questions, asked "which political party—the republican or democratic—do you think is the most to blame for prices being high as they are?" Ten per cent of those answering blamed the republican party for the high prices and twenty per cent blamed the democrats. Thirty-one per cent blamed neither party and sixteen admitted that they didn't know. After analyzing two or three columns of figures in the Register poll, Mr.- Orton claims that they show that the republicans have actually lost about 11 percent in voting strength since October (i, 1946 to date while the democrats have gained 6 per cent. -~ We always thought that Clark was an independent republican who gets more fun out of politics than anything else, and who usually has a deep insight into the political Now that he admits that he is strong for Henry Wallace for president and says that we may be surprised when the votes are counted this fall, we feel that Clark may be actually getting serious, and has quit joking. He however, has been staying out of the . papers for some time and it may be'feared that he may be forgotten in the game of politics. J.W.H. '•• ' * * * IGNORANCE OF HISTORY It sometimes .seems that the teacfiers in our public schools might better let their children give them instruction instead of trying to tell their pupils what is what. The other day out at Denver at the Colorado education association convention, attended by some 6,000 teachers, one hundred of the teachers consented to take a test in American history, and the school children of the state have been laughing ever since at the ignorance of their instructors. Twenty-five questions were asked from a standard test used by Denver public schools ut all exams of the pupils. Most any person could answer the questions off-hand and the school children showed up better by at least fifty per cent in their answers than did their teachers. The questions mostly were nbt hard. Some of the teachers could answer only five of the twenty five questions, and some of the boners would make a dog laugh. Geo. Washington was given credit for drafting the declaration of independence, single-handed. One teacher guessed Robert E. Lee was president of the Confederate States, although the majority confessed that they had no idea of who held that office. Other misinformation supplied by the ''learned" teachers includes Aaron Burr assassinated Lincoln. The Monroe Doctrine "guaranteed equal rights to all." Pocahontas married John Smith. The United States acquired the Western Spates from Spain in the Spanish-American war. The Civil War lasted ten years. Half of the teachers said that "free education for all" was guaranteed in the bill of rights, which does not even mention education. Lincoln, the teachers thought, was assassinated by Guitau, and John Wilkes Booth was not known lo the teachers. The children are still laughing at their teachers' ignorance of American history. —J.W.H. * * * GOV. BLUE FOR THIRD TERM At last during the coid spell last week Governor Robert D. Blue made the announcement that' he would again be a candidate for governor of Iowa on the republican ticket. Last fal} he had said that he would let the people know his intentions some "cold" day this winter. This was taken to mean that he was undecided as to whether he should i-eek the nomination for United States senator, or run for a third term as governor. Our present senator Geo. Wilson announced his candidacy last August for a second term and it is thought that Gov. Blue concluded that he would be hard to defeat this year. While Sen. Wilson has made no particular splurge in the senate, many people think that his record entitles him to a second term. However, his big-fight will come in the November election when he undoubtedly will be opposed by Ex- Sen^tor Guy Gillette on the democratic ticket. •"'..* * * £roy. BJiie during his two terms as governor qf Io\va, has steadily grown in the estimation of the people of the state, and it is thought that his cha4ces for ejection for a third term are excellent. - For .the nomination he will at least be opposed by ' two-other republicans, -neither of whom have any gart|pular clginis fc '•*"—' •• * Pepresenjativf He was for the 100 per cent state income tax, which tlESi was °PP° sec ' m tne las ' legislature by Gov. Blue. He stood for union labor ih the last legislature, and backed th,e attempt of the labor demonstration in the mass meeting which attempted the intimidation of the members of the legislature. The other candidate, whose name we do not at the moment recall, is not regarded seriously. He is a strong advocate bf liquor by, the drink, lowering of taxes and everything *that in his opinion would gain him votes. ' * * • / * That Blue will be nominated and elected Can hardly be doubted, and we think that he has well earned the honor "by his careful and intelligent watch oh. the stale treasury to see that the taxpayers of the state were not loot<?fl by any pressure groups. But his speech laet winter from the state house steps to the fifty thousand mob of union laborites who had gathered there to attempt to intimidate the members of the legislature in voting on the restrictive labor bills before it at that time was the cause of making him hundreds of new friends. Gov. Blue has at all times shown his courage and honesty and the people of Iowa have come to know him. —J.W.H, * * * MAC ARTHUR SAYS NO After all of the political planning by the pro- fession'al politicians, for General Douglas MacArthur to return from Japan in the spring and run , for the nomination for president, it now seems that the hero of the war in the Pacific has had little if any thought of such a thing. Tf we remember rightly MacArlhur has repeatedly stated that he has no thought of becoming a candidate for president or any othei>office, and was perfectly content to rest upon his military laurels. However, his home state, Wisconsin, where he is very popular, could not resist the opportunity to use his name, perhaps in an attempt to be able to control the state delegation to the republican national convention. Gen. MacArthur now states positively that he has no intention to return to the United States this year. It has been shown that the general is not only a. wonderful military man but is also tops as a diplomat. He has actually made the Japaneses people believe that the United States is the greatest country in the world. It is said that Emporer Hir- "ohito and MacArthur have become personally the best of friends and visit with each other several times a weeks. . —J.W.H. * * * WALLACE GIVEN CREDIT After a good share of the editors of Iowa newspapers, including the Upper Des' Moines, have indicated that they did not think much of the candidacy of Henry Wallace for president, while at the same time regarding him as an honest man, it is refreshing to have some one speak up and give him some credit which cannot honestly be denied him by Des Moines and the state of Iowa. Last, week Ray Roberts, edi.toi' of the Britt Tribune, in his paper, intimated that he did not think Wallace should be held up as "leader of the crack-pots" by Ding Darling in a cartoon in the Des Moines Register. Editor Roberts says: Who's The' Crackpot?—"I did not like the cartoon that J. N: Ding,dished up for the Des Moines Register on January 13 picturing'TTen"ry. Wallace 'a's"leadef" of "the crack-pots and calling all crackpots to his banner. That-cartoon ought to help Wallace rather than injuring h'im politically. Wallace, at least, has brought as 'much distinction to Des Moines as secretary of agriculture, vice-president, arid secere- tary of commerce as any other" living person." Pipe CWMll sottits day and Ring, BloW» evblve a smoking pip' e .Whte * ' their jblpeS as t6 efficiency Med Htfsobt affd the* puffed, right, in the <X> by elmis' A Lliile 6! Th!k, a .Ll of that; tfbi **ucli of Anything, I political preferment. §. Beardsley, a druggist and farmer Oif, New who is supposed to be hismnapponeni. MARSHALL WANTS TO DICTATE Humboldt Republican: General Marshall has retreated from his attitude that congress will have to adopt his plan in its entirety or accept no part of it at all. David Lawrence points out that Marshall, being a military man, has been accustomed to giving or taking orders without compromise or quibbling. This is not the method on which congress works. Congress recognizes that it is composed of representatives of the people to whom it is responsible. No secretary in the president's cabinet IK in position to cliclate to it. In fact, so far as the affairs of the nation are'roncerned, congress is absolutely supreme except for the presidential veto or a ruling by the supreme court on the constitutionally of it's acts. Secretary Marshall should ask instead of demand. * * * SEVERE BUT EFFECTIVE Odebolt Chronicle— Don Berry, editor of the Indianola Herald, would solve the drunken driver problem with the laying on of hands. Pie says; "We suggest the establishment of the whipping post for drunken, drivers. As it is now, the driver who can pay his fine does so and gets drunk and drives again. If he is not able to pay he goes to jail, while his wife and children do the suffering. If the drunken driver had to stand up and take 40 licks on the bare back, most of them would think before they took the drink and the rest would think a lot before they did it a second time." THEY ASK A PLENTY Clarion Monitor-—When congress appropriates money each year for the annual budget there is always talk of cutting down, but there is ever on hand a powerful lobby to see that .each particular department gets its full share. Urged on by his skillfully importunate and oft-times seductive lobby, most congressmen, since it's your money anyhow, are inclined to be generous. So, as the end of the fiscal year approaches, many departments find on hand a considerable amount of unspent money. What happens to it? Under the law it cannot be transferred to other funds. To go before congress demanding a generous new appropriation, while a'lready having unspent money oh hand, is unthinkable. That would certainly invite an appropriation reduction. So, in each of a hundred or more departments there is an epidemic of hasty, needless, extravagant spending, to enable that particular depart ment to come before the appropriations committee convincingly broke. And this is partly why the president has unblushingly gone before congress asking for the incomprehensible sum of nearly forty billions of dollars. * * » *.-.. If Sir Walter Raleigh stopped on the street today to lay down his coat for Queen Elizabeth, we'd have two more traffic victims.—Dayton, News. dent of the United Spates in the Alg'ona Coffee 1 Gulpters Club lifld I ain't kiddirig.' Already have eight members in the United States senate attd foUftfe&r rft&M- bers in the. house, It' was .lasV, week that P^il Koh'lhaaS, p'lfchfcW to go to Washington to visii(,h{s son, Vernon and family, a'rtd Kjejn& as how Vernbn se'es. the .p'resiae'Ht often, knows that Harry likeV His Java, he and Phir-.are goifig >tB present the chief executive Witlj a gulper membership in the Al'gbtta' club. Of course it may ha'v.e dorie* through the president's secretary, but I shall print the, secretary's letter in this column and already I'm all swelled up about having the president of the United States one of us out here in the' best town in Iowa. And Phil plans- to s,pend two weeks in the.cap'itol: city and he and Vernon, both good coffee gulpers, ar e going to give. us a report on the Java gulping', art as it obtains in the home of our congi>ess, O. F. Peterson, one of Algona's Scandihoovians along with me,' suggested the other politics out of my noodle and attend strictly to.the Coffe.e gulping angle in Algona, said he didn't think I'd even make a good dog catcher, I'm too fat. And Bob James thinks I'd make a good councilman because on account of he says I'm a good politician. So rrie. I live" in" tnTlfif have a lot of fri6nds,in the other., wards who warft to make theif 1 maHt in the v s."* Ralph ,Tice r P; HaubeKgV Rfif Fox, BiU Qi'oi Leo Sp'jllesV „ „__ Matt Muttha, and hundreds OL other voters who would make my election .possible. The more 1 think of 'it the more I feel I'd make, a good councilmah-at4afge. m&im'ri'g fre e arfd.diit of jail; alid' I'd have a lot of backing, so to 1 speak, And, then, too,, ing A councilman 4s better than a" dog" catcher's pay. , - , gona. 6o/op'eyktiVe",Cr'e.arHferV at 1 the,big dftin'eV,irt'tKe school"h^uiS last week 1 anil I stlifW a'way, enough food to clut db'wn' oh out-' grocery bill" that. week. AjfuJ at the table 1 , with* me were, .Atribld Dahielsbn 'a'hd; he is' ih'clitted to, us e gravy ih'h'is coffee be'catlse ohj accourijt of he's a dairynian arid believes ih using cream, so to soea'k, and'thert,there tWas Henry. Pergande and Bob'. Pergahde, of the LuVerne neighborhood,, a'hd' right across from me Ed Chambers, and Ed and 1 demonstrated' the proper/coffee' gulping methods and we were all coffee gulp' er members befor£ the dihrier was over with. John Ostercamp prov,- ed the best saUcer gulfref a'nd Henry Pergdnde showed'-me how in the old days he used to slirp his Java but-that's oiit" n6w.- And" Mads Christiansen, dolled up in his Sunda'y.duds','white' Shirt and pretty necktie, welcomecl Us to the feed and we all de'cided he was a swell guy. After I had put away a dandy dinner including'two bottles of milk, I met Sim Leigh in the hall Advenisemtiit From where I sit... 6y Joe MarsA Will's Proud of His Big Ears Will Dudley's nn'Klrly proud •• of his biff oars! Host crop of corn he's grown since '38. And Will, like so ninny oilier farmers, has plenty, of reason to be proud of whiit'hc raises. The farmer has always been'q. keystone in our eeononiic life, arid'' the key to our national well-being. But from where I ait, he's more important now than ever. He's not only feeding 1 America—but friends of America overseas—building good will for this country at a time when friendship for dcmotTracy i£,, • most important. ' ' 'i 1 " And l farmers have yillingly shouldered' that responsibility, ^'ill speeds extra hours in his cornfield ...comes home tired to A temperate K!;ISS of beer and 1 early bed! to be ready fo'r th'e rie'xt' day's' work. From where I sit, America can be mighty grateful for her five million farmers ... for their productivity, hard wo'rki'and tempernte living—of' which' Will's'moderate Klass of beer is proof!" - f oe, 'A'///. I'l IK. I niletl Sliiles Hi ewers Fottn<t<i)!on TONS POTASH (K 2 0> ,900,000 '800,000 '700,000 ,600,000 MOOO (400,000 1300,000 ioo.ooq 1939 40 41 42 43 ' 44 45 48. '47 North American Peliveriet of American Pofasb for /Slgr/c;u//yre , The American Pota$h Industry, fp keep Amerjcan farms operating in high gear, is now prodvicinj^a'nd 'd'eliVVrinfe fpr agriculture mpre than three times as much potash as it did in 1939. (See chart,) This record has been made ig the face of great man- power, equipment, and shipping difficulties, While you still may not be abje £p get all of the potash you want to use, every effort is being made IP meet the greatly- increased demand for this essential -plant food. Write »s for friif iiifyfmgtif OH (be profitable fertiliztfttQU t/y«#r rrtps. AMERICAN P<TO INSTUTE •1159 Sixteenth §t., N- W. . .AMI8ICAN POTASH COMPANY QF sjATfi arid, strength .and., .... that were a Pipe Puffers and Ririg, Blowers 'elub started 'hste they Were golftg to jbih and^fyft. DoK '"" 21? admlft<*d He couldn't blow fififs but'he'could furnish iJleHty Sfhfikte Slid ftlaybe somebody els e (Souty manufacture' the rings, so to speaki ,Artd Che! Sehoby, ihe master 6f rtfemoiiies at ,the f 'mee^irtg, *" nitfe to me-, a-ft'd'^dKe and'v . 6t,Somethihg' And \frheft the <H6etion for tor ca'tfte, titF Htftry BodeVJ b^nt v '<Mad'bpgt)Sitioh Wfrert bodf fteffilhated, his sofy apd I ( tnought maybo I mig two bits for'ttiy vote, but neither of the 'Bodes were plugginf-f&r votes and besides th'at Mads. ( foM nS e I tfbtftdfi't vole 'demte'Mtit at yie nieetihg because on account-i of It ,#as not a political Meeting - # IT'S' • ,. .".' >-. . , ...:.' - :?/*. v- ; , . ' r , du-ffflrtrfif yws i ifv* - M-'AIgoM.l alwaVs-. had; oner'.- t»it= <£trJfttwJ!if?rX'~jt2?f t(i'- i r'i.i'J»L-' j.'t« s . .lai r , Grenffier-y- dihher -fihit > I-Wafjhvited to the 'feed- next; Steals VetfeAhad oh a white Shittt. M& fedtflsh'bilow-ri.h'eektie: at thfe' tdirtflbi\aKd lots 1 6t folks, didft't - 'hafdly.ikH&w fne, Bit the alfalfa. .Slits' ofKm'e putting 'on'a cleati ^hirt whenlt go out-to eat on the *&o\op Creamery folks, , so to spetyt. ' t •/•->..,, * , «' ;.', d'.f 4 ,ttEStJLf S _ WE WANT- 1ft' ' ' , • • ., ,' ._ - . . • - '.•JJ.-CASE .MACHINERY * UUEISnH KflR , PHONE 4ZI at Taylors Tower LAND ROLLERS 15-Foot Sea fee Stem ENDGATE . SEEDERS Only Three This Year VATORS This'item is really'going "hot". Over 50 now delivered., This is a true field cultivator. Reasonably' priced. 9Vz foot wheel .mounted, available in either hydraulic, power or hand lift. Check this before you buy any culth- vator. HARROW SECTIONS With or Without Drawbars (Limited Number) JOHN A. MITCHELL-RbCKET-ROtARlSpEK.HdLM We have* been mpre' than satisfied with farmer comment on our riev/ machines. We have four types of mounted machines and one pull type machine with motor, i The makes are: John 'A. Mitchell; Rocket; • Polaris; Ekholm.. ',',.", HOG FEEDERS-35 Bu'. Heavy Utility Mineral Feeders' HOG WATERERS-7p Gal.Utility Cast Iron Waterers Lindsay Bros., Minneapolis, will hold a .special meeting at Taylor Implement Co.,,,on ( Tuesday evening, Feb. 17,',beginhing'at'8:(JO ! P»JVl! on WEED CONTROL. They wiH~s}tQW,movies on ' the results of weed control! All farmers are' invited to attend. and Remeber the Schissel Power Rotor Mpwer'has made many friends ,the , past 3 years. Over- 250 "have been sold in this territory. New 1948 price #175. Buy now and save •$5.00. This month only —$170. '• FARM TRACERS . Bv»y now and''save before factory prices rise. THe*y say a 10% increase is in the rnaking pn .this type of Implement merchandise, due'to. freight and stepl increases. 1947 Mercury Five Passenger Coupe (Perfect) 1937 Lincoln 4-Dpor Sedan (Good) 3-Section Case Spring Tooth Harrqw 1—Used John Deere Horse Spreader A*l 1—Used IHC Horse Spreader A-l 1-Used 2-Row John Deere Pull Picker 1—R.C. Case Tractor, and Cultivator. on Rubber A-l, . , 1^-Used Np, $p AJiis\ChalnieVs Conv bine (Cpmpleje,)',',, \, (i „ 1—Used J<jhn Deere ,D," Tractor, 2-Gpocj Used Trailers with.Tire? l^LJsed SfBPttorn Jo;(i^^e§rePl9\ 1-10 Foot' JpHri 'Desire* Oiw >>> t »*,. IT PAYS TO CHECK WITH US BEFORE YOtf BOY We Can ' (i Always fl'Gopd Choice of Hammer Mills $n\ x ^; -3p - t „ ,'; / Corn SHeJler«V^Yf'y r (JS3^;'^llgija', *; 4 if f A I * ', »' '* 4 *

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