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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, February 24, 1948
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tm (Upper 111-E. Call Street B«j MdlrtS* Tuesday, Nfe»ua»y 24, 1346 una"ble to buy ^potatoes for tn'eir' Cables on' account of the price d ! £m£nded, „. , AAA Senator Robl. "T^'fl, \vho in his ca'mpalgn for Phone 1000 {fie ^eSIdenoy, is noting a few^of the manjA ab. ,. , Entered as second' class matter at the post6f- ficb at Algdna, I'oWa, under Act of Congress of March 3, l'879'. " , rtffe Issued Weekly .By ^ . . Dfes M'biNfis PUBLISHING co. J. W'. HAtid'ARD, Editor R. B. WALLER,, Managing Editor • D. E. 13EWEL, Business Manager G. S. ERLANDER, Advertising Manager NATIO " NATIONAL ADVERTISING REPRESENTATIVE National Advertising Service 188 W. Randolph St., Chicago, 111. I SUBSCftlPTlbN RATES IN KOSSUTH CO. 1 Jnc Year, in advance $3.00 Upper t)es Moines and Ko'ssuth County Advance in combination, per year $5.00 Single Copies 10c SUBSCRIPT ION RATES OUTSIDE koSSUTM 3ne Year, in advance $4.00 Jpper Des Moines 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 Alfo COUNTY NEWSPAPER TRUMAN VAMPS WHITNEY It may be that some of us fellows who have taken it for granted that President Truman would be defeated when Wallace came out for president on a third party ticket will find that we may be mistaken after all. President Truman a year or so ago threatened to put the chief of the railway union, A. F. Whitney and other leaders of the railway union in the hoosegow, when at their orders the whole country was tied up by a nation-wide strike. At that time Whitney, the head of the union, seemed to have more power than the president of the United States, and could wreck the whole country by a wave of his hand. President Truman gained the admiration of both republicans and democrats by his stern measures in calling Whitney and his union bullies. Whitney announced that the 45 million dollars that he had at his command in the treasury of the railway union, would be used to prevent the election of Mr. Truman this year. He said that Truman was a villian and a dumbell, and gritted his teeth at the mention of the president. Now it seems that something has happened to change his opinion. surdities o'f the democratic administration, 1§ call in'g atten'tipn to this stlly attitude of keepTflg u'ti a yetf for" lower living costs and at the same titrie doing what is now being do'rie t'o keep up high prices. t v t , S.ett. Taft, in a speech m Blobmihgtori, Illinois, the other day, said: "The president advocates a reduction of prices, but' he insists in retaining in its full force ahd effect all of th'e policies of his a'dmiriistratbn which add to inflation, f he truth is the administration would be completely upset if prices turned down substantially." , At a news conference before his address, Taft had charged that "While President Truman talks of stopping inflation, every department in g6vern- ment does everything it can to keep prices from dropping. The moment anything begins to drop, you' hear about support programs. I don't think anything else could cause the administration so much concern as a recession before the November election." •*•<* It may be that some of us are not great at forseeing coming events but we are betting that unless lower food prices do not come before next November, old man Harry Truman will be found looking at the White House from the outside, and someone else will be found sitting on the new back porch next year. —J.W.H. flHfE HIGH COST OF LIVING Emmetsburg Reporter: Now the. people of our own United; States are warned that there will be an average of 10 pounds of meat less, per person, during'.the year 1948. The Secretary of AgriV culture Anderson says that meat rationing may be necessary by spring. Holy Moses, haven't we any more sensible way of getting food to the public than by silly methods of'rationing? There is plenty of food in this country and there isn't any reason in the World why every American family shouldn't have enough to eat—and enough money to pay for plenty of good food for the family. But, when a Washington" cab driver, the father of five children, tells you that he has to buy a dozen eggs and five quarts of milk a day for his children and high rent for a small house, you cannot help but wonder how he .gets by. Recently, a cab driver told how he arid his faithful wife make the grade. They go-short on their own food and clothing, and most of the necessities of life. There' is. no disguising the fact that the most serious question before the. American Nation is THE HIGH COST OF LIVING...;It is more important than Secretary of State Marshall's plan to save Europe, or the size of President Truman's budget.- The other day Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt expressed her fear that war with Russia! is brewing. At the same time the President and Congress were not even trying to minimize the dangers of the United Nations folding up as ,a failure. ...... Anyone Who minimizes the serious dangers that hang over the United States—as a result of the war—isn't thinking straight. And at the very base of the whole trouble, in our own country is I'm packing and Itafhif you Wlfl) MM!" 1 Ravings CHRIS REESE A Little of This, a Little of That; Not Much of Anything. Whitney visited the White House the other the high cost of living. ThaX grfeat trouble can be • ••*-.' ' —-i ii---4. u_ '<;„ solved by sound statesrriarish'ip ijji the White House and in the Halls of Congress. **" * * * GOVERNMENT ECONOMY DEMANDED feelrriond 'independent: ;A^ong ab'pift this time day and afterwards announced that he. was "in full accord" with the president and would, do all he could for his election this year. It may be that Truman is a better politician than we had thought. Just what he has promised Whitney arid the railway union remains to be seen. Whitney may have been promised a position as chief cook and bottle U(_t_ll IJlUi t I13CV.I tl .^»\j4jj.mj»* i*«J y* **«-*- •—«—/_- --• v ^, - - , ____,..___— *--,-.. ( -. • ( ^- i ( . . washer or the vice presidency or some other little of the year one begins to think about all the .!,;„„ iii> n tv,i,t J.W.H. natrio'tism and forbearance it takes to keep swqet thing like that. *i THE SHRINKING DOLLAR patriotism .and forbearance after having to hand over a large slice of the profit of a hard year's work to see it wasted by the government.. While this job of getting the Lady Nancy Asior, English peeress but Virginia born, is now a member of the Algona Coffee Gulpers Club. She was a speaker at the National Farm-Institute in Des Moines a week ago and the Iowa Press Women also met in Des Moines and when a delegation of the press women was given an audience with the peeress, Mary Frances Carney, .of Algona, saw to it that one of the first ladies of Britain was presented with a Gtilper's membership card and Lady Astor stated that she was glad to become one of America's Coffee Gulpers, that she had always enjoyed and appreciated her coffee., ever since her Virginia childhood days. And so the Algona Coffee Gulpers Club continues to add famous and world-wide known Java fans to its membership. And from Rutland/I -Humboldl county, comes Walter Schluter, a Dane by the way, and he is now a Gulper member and proposes to line up a clfib in the Rutland as well as Humboldt neighborhood. He tells me there are many Danes in Humboldt county and now I can understand how come that Joe Harless and Dillon Pat- tpij, of Humb( apfegibrs'with . _ papers, can half-way 1 understand my Dane vyhen I spout off iri Scandihoovian, because on account ,of they've heard so much D'ah'ish' in Humboldt, so to speak. The oiher day Hev. F. Earl ..>* /; - - - — ^ Ms™gT«|| ""yH 00 '•"""'"•• j <M itoritj" is dertato^wejfiVfoi tf»tttf.f6>ftf,tw*8M£«lttN . ,, fhid a hosi of.ideal»-jBl Hanan,'Virgil Schadtl&fdM,' Leola Franklin', tf of a, Afcf insotf, and Corrine ,Otfo. CdrrimltteeS "^ gulping stance, theriie"s6'ng^ ber, sauter gulpirig', c(u'iin.»ii B , credentials and memberships will be selected after the officers have been elected at'the rrfefetirig to be held in March. S'om'e.oh'e su'ggest- ed that the theme sori'g.'might'be "She's Too Fat For, Me" oi< "A- feudin an' a-Fightin," but : I- have no worries in that' direction. .The lady gulper rrierribers' irt Algona take i,n too wide a range, of .fine womanhood, and the theme, song for the Auxiliary will - be SQ'fne- thing more iri line with mote Appealing and musical numbers:. However, more power to v our .fine" fair sex gulper menibersh'ip in our home tbwn for fosteririg an assisting organization to' the Algona Coffee Gu'ljbers, so to speak. And another; bane is now' a resident of Algeria" and "we 'Danes 'here are proud to'welcome him to the best>town ,in Iowa arid containing, the firie'st of Darius iri America,' so to 1 speak. One of these days maybe I ,cari get enough Danes to' Algona , and with the assistance of - the Danes iri the county' can : jbef&Uade the supervisors '.to establish the ish language as the official'Hifv guage in 'KossutH. But it's 1 a cinch that Dick Joharisen and (his charming wife are also memb'ers of the Algona Gulper Club, arid 'J've seen Dick gulp his Java and I know he'll make' a good mefti- ber %rid;be a credit* to the Java cpnsumers in Algona, so to speak. I lake my hai off to the city council for fixing the paving in the two blocks between Main and/East North;streets, on Np'rth som'e tifte been ._... .._/'b¥en' i; n 1 eil7cTecf' in! the' colleges and public schools 6f he country, and the other day he newspapers featured the. Deeming lack of knowledge of listory at a test made at the Colorado state teaohers eonven- ion, where it was shown ,that many' teachers did not seem to mow the' story , of Abraham jincoln, whose birthday was celt eb'fated the same week. Many other of the questions were not lecessarily important 1 to >a crio'wled'ge of history, and as our own county superintendent. A. E-. news Now li; can drive ovei tt:1ri safety so^tb, tfpeak. There were 4,000 blocks of rotten pavement in streets in Iowa, 3,998 in the city of Des Moines' and the two blocks here. It used to -Be that every time I negotiated the two blocks to the Diagonal I lost my shirt buttons and 'my false •, ,... Lilt; £uvciiinivii*y. , 11 ii*i%_ vii*hJ juw "» ow I — : After World War One, and during the early ^ pQ .sj for ^ fjJiariciHg the peace ,is on, the h Inr- t \-n-i A mf.tvir'an r\ r\11nt' tnnt< fl fll'OD 1H WnUt , - • .' i • • - 1 . i r i _ _•_'•» _T _i i • J'_*. .!_!_ * .. n U^'ip umir \~i\r thii'ties the American dollar took a drop in what it would buy. My father, who was'a veteran of the War of the Rebellion, often remarked that he wasp roud of the dollar, backed by the United States government, but suddenly he found that it took two of the good old dollars to do the work of one. However, he would never admit that the dollar had shrunk in its buying power. Now they say that the buying power of our dollar is only CO cents, compared to its value in 1939 when' it was worth 100 cents. The worth of the dollar has been going down steadily ever since we entered the war. It is now figured that it may gp considerably lower before it starts to grow in value again, but it is not expected that it will ever again be worth more than 75 cents. 'Of course this means, if true, that those government bonds that we have bought for 100 cent dollars will nevcjr be worth more than 75 cents on the dollar. This is what war does to us. It has been sensibly suggested that in case of another war that the president, his sons, if any, and every member of congress be placed in the front line of fighting men. If this were done there would be no more wars. J.W.H. * * * , LASoi* UNIONS NOT FOR wteftcE It may be after all that Henry Wallace, third parly candidate for president, is being misjudged by being suspected of being a "Red". The C.I.O. which is credited with being a nesting place for the pink boys in this country, at an executive board meeting lately voted 33 to 11, to oppose Wallace in his fight for president. Nine of the vice presidents of the C.I.O. voted.8 to 1.gainst Wallace. However, the notorious Harry Bridges,who has long been threatened with deportation for his communists actions, has welcomed Henry Wallace, ipto the presidential fight and says his Longshoremen's union will support him, . ,..,. Explaining his support of Wallace, Bridges said, "The Democrats havn't the chance of a snow- bull in heli to win the presidential r^ce." Trie A. F. L. has as yet riot taken a position in the Wallace third party movement, but its president, Win. Green, personally has said that .organized labor would oppose Wallace and that He tho'ught the third party was a "political mistake." J.W.H. government sh'puld .at least meet us half-way by practicing a little rriore economy. Waste is always criminal, but it is even more so when it entails taking money away from honest workers and giving it to gbverrirrieht wasters. • * • . •-? THIRD Wright County Monitor: A. five year plan this government might well adopt would be one demanding the reduction of the public debt to_$200 billion within that time. They promise us another world war within five years. How are we going to finance a third world war, with a quarter trillion public debt hanging over us?* f -t * JN A BALLOON Clarion Moriitor: Prices are higher, generally, and there is no telling just where the rise is going to stop. 'One thing certain is that unless there is a stop in price-rising, a general up of wages will be due. next year, arid that will be an excuse for Still higher prices. We are sailing up high iri a balloon full of gas, arid you know what happens when the gas leaks out. ' . * * * MAYOR dyj OF PRISON Clarion Mbh.itonRestored to political health by presidential pardon, Mayor Curley of Boston, declares that his short prison term rnade him feel ten years younger. Other political bosses should be given a chance" to try this remedy now, while the hospital is in sUch able hands. , . * ~ * - ... . Xfler what Michigan did to Southern California in football, on top of what Nqtre Dame did a few weeks earlier, west coast football fans will be a very subdued outfit for a Jong time to come, w * * * Henry Wallace said, phe thing, in announcing himself for president, p. which he will find pretty general agreement, arid that is that he doesn't expect to be elected. Burgess asked me how come I'teeth rattled arid shook. Now always wore my hat, said he'd I it's swell driving <ihd I'm in fa- ijhput it, rHn $orid^^d i ' 1 Ava hy oaM; pate te? or icver .wijhput it, rHin ; or shine, and lie .T$ merely hiding ,rhy did I, have a bald pate? 'And being as how. I'm always 'careful about being honest in speech to ministers, I up and told him the truth. It was a long-time ago, when I was much younger even, that a man told ipe once that I looked younger when I wore my hat and since that time. I've never been without my pate covering, hot or cold, rain or shine, and I'd even wear it to bed but the Mrs. puts a stop to -that with offering to get me a nightcap if I have to snooze wih a head covering and she ordered /ne, to hang my head gear on the hall tree every night after my bedtime, usually 9::30, so to speak. INFWiP Most of us have wondered for a long time why the Washington administration : while sup- One thing we cannot ijuite understand is how nations in the wpr,kj kept fed. during five years of war, and now that peace is here and no orie aUa'cklng dr being. attacked; these countries are starving.—J^noxville Express. Our time is divided into three eqyal parts. nosed to be'deploring the terrible inflation of One-third of the time we-worry about continued in- all prices, was engaged in a hand to hand battle flation. One-third of the time we worry about a in an attempt to keep all food prices, at least, depression. T,he other third of the time we worry at a. BSUfe P« ce ' For several years the govern- about which e| t.he first two worries to worry about ' ment tm Bolstered the price of pptatpes, for in- first.—Iowa Falls Citizen. stance, ami began buying potatoes when the piice , —:; —jr— became toWl* than what they (in an attempt to Judging from the reports that, filter in, the ' hold the -votes ° f potato growers) had guaranteed, housipg shortage ha$ .no}., overtaken a large per,'' lfer¥uYJng WP mi * n y hundred of thousand of centa^e of the churcj?es>f the country. There is bushels ttMJ Iata,toes, in many cases, they were al- still plenty of in most of the churches ""te«li*t9 IJMrM &e same time many P^°P^ were of the country.—B'«^p.qp4 jtodependent. , The fair sex membership in the Algona Gulpers Club is on the increase. The Legion has its Auxiliary,, the Masons have the Eastern Stars, the Odd Fellows have their Rebekahs and the Woodmen have their Royal Neighbors and all "of them fine aids to the organizations and so it is that the Gulpers are glad to hear of the'lady gulper members organizing an''auxiliary. The committee on organization will meet in Algona week after next at two o'clock and organization proceedings will be taken UD. A committee on nomination of officers will be selected and foU lowing nominations an election will later be held. The organization committee is made up of Mesdames W. E. McG.rew, L, W. 3mith, H. E, Jensen, Robert Etherington, Dwaine Lighter, - E. VP.r.*. of givfng the council mem- " .. bers '"more money, 1 wages, so to speak. raise their Reader Comment Laurifzen, says he consider failure in wbuld 1 n6t answering them an important matter. Ifow- ever, it \would seetri that ,a teadher. o'f our young folks should know something about o'ur ( martyred president and what he stood for. A delegation of Algona students at Cedar Fa.lls, sends this paper the following letter in defense of the teachers, which f after reading, Supt. Lauritzen. considers 1 Well stated. (JWHj Feb, 13. .1948— Dear Editor: In reference to your edi-,v torial in the, February 10th'4 issue of the/ Algona Uppert** Des Moines: , ] ( We here at Iowa State 1 Teachers College were rath- . er sorry to sec your comments on the recent history test given to teachers in Colorado. We are' afraid that many people who have read the results -of this test' have formed the same opinion of our school teachers as the opinion stated in your editorial. " -•" •- ,The implication has been made, iri mb'sf'o^tfie reports ^of'tho' tfest, th'at tMi olitf huh- ''' dred teachers" who -took , the, •' test wire\'ieaehin£, ms'tftry in • 1 th'e s'ch6dls. Of th'e, oi^e huhp. i dred out of 6,000 .rft^the con>, vehtiOH. there Wefe .'probajj^ , ly few history.student .teaclv ,'., ers chosi'ri. It Is; doUb'tfUl jf , ,a'ny ,one huridred 1 -people , ' chosen at rarid6m / frdrn the public'Wbuld .rnaki ariy bet• ter marks than'these teaeh- • ets did; ,With, the' great "tfmbftnt of factual inform'd- . tion that n^ust be taught to t the student of •, today,, -it would require somewhat of* 'a' genius to teach all of the subject matter himself, , yet you 1 seem to " expect „ teachers to do stfqh,' O,ur teachers' of to$ay are ,n6t supposed' to' be proficient in every course that -is tatight in the, high schools. The same results would, probably be fourid on a test of mathematics, biology 1 , or any other course chosen. One thing,-that the ,test did show was the importance* attached to non-essential, irrelevant facts iri history courses. Such questions as: who sh'ot Lincoln', or who was the president of the ^Confederacy, have no bear-, ; ;*mg upon future history. f|TRather they might ask what k4prinqiples these men stood >pior in bur early history. The pCouestion on the marriage; of fefPocahontas and John Smith M|s today considered ohly{ a "^ glorification of i history ' and mot a truth. The reason that these non-essential facts are _,still taught qnd tested is thai ^ 'the "die-hard" educators;" ixand to a grea,t ,extent , the *• .general, public, .still think that these facts constitute the real value in historv. Parents do not like to' be i~»ridiculed iri front of their children; neither do teachers _.iji.front,of their students. It v done by s newspa'p'ers printing com.m'eftt§,, <ohj this tesfr tWough'o'Ot} the;,fta'-J tion. . It \is hopeit 'Ihat/youil pgper rtiW, dfl J^fi™* ;. to l remedy this Sitttation ih th< •«--*-- eorn'mtthity: Mathiscn's On this ecliftSrfal'p&e, -,tc day, will be'found the firs of LeRoyi'Mathison's cartAo, series, now being distribute by ihe-Weslerh Newspape Union. We know our readei Will;like them.,.,especially] iri thai .he'is an Algofaa'H-, His wife is a daughter ,pf M and.Mrs. Charles Kuchyh of AlgOna. • fte W (vgsIL BesiKnowi HOMfe REMEDY TO REI.iE\i toiler ^ ' && r ! *'"'! t Vlclcs'JVapolitib.gtveS yoii U srfecial.Pferietrating-Stimulat' action when you rub it dnxtnri Only action when you ruL chest and back at bedtihie:-f It^ upper" b|bncl; tubes with special medicinal vapl It STIMULATES chesi and back surf a like a, warming poultice.. Anc From Arvada, Colorado, came a letter from G, C, Barton, Wei" known former Alogna resident wlio. along with renewing His subscription to the Algona pa pers, extends an invitation to olc friends to stop and see him. He writes: ' Enclosed is my check . , , we had quite a bit of winter here for about three weeks, with 28 belojiy one night. But as sojjn as the sun shines, it warms up. Had a lot o snow but it is going fast. We are about two miles from the Denve city limits at the corner of Wads worth and College,,ahd have been having a good business. .Some will remember Solon Davenport, who worked- for Jaines Patterson years ago. His daughter, who taught at Colorado A. & M. at Fort Collins, died a short time ago. Mrs. Davenport was a daughter of Joseph Wacts- worth. Ed McNeill stopped Here yesterday morning and will stay a few days. He is on his way back home from California, .We would Ijke.,t0yhave anyone that comes to Denver come up and see us and we will try to show them around. Our phone number is Arvada •31QW. G. C, Barton Box 715, Arvado, Colo. 11 From where I sit». 6y Joe Marsh ' • »» V 5 Where Does AAonoy Qo? Read the other (fay where country pisy not hare too much to. -^ f .~ .folks and farmers spend more bpt it goes for those j>ermahent; ntpney, •pronorUonatdy, on , their Aiding comforts that ''hoo'ips than city dwellers do. a niper place to be. Doesii't seem hard to believe Arid from where I sitl •when you think it over. Talie the / fet calls for some of the folks in our town, for instance; home life too—like eider sj corn fpr the kids from time to tUfte, §p.d g friendly glass of beer for Mom and Dad... things that be- with whj»t we we«n when we They're home-loving people — who'd rather spend an evening by the fire with a mellow glass o| beer than go out in search of entertainment or diversion. "Home." , So it's only natural the'y put more into what means most to {..hem and to their children: their j^omeg'.They * *,' '•'f 5» 'J&&IJVM iS^5-»-~' sf-.* "iff?,!- '%' $*'• •§£J ' e-Jt. 4

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