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&•- Upper Bes Melnes tuasday, March 9, gllptta tipper ffies Jttomes 111 E. Call Street Phone 1000 Entered as second class matter at the postof- ;Cicc at Algona, Iowa, under Act of Congress of .March 3, 1879. s v Issued Weekly By fHB ttPPEft BBS MOINES PUBLISHING GO. .!. W, HAGGARD, Editor R. B. WALLER, Managing Editor C. S. ERLANDER, Advertising Manager f D. E. DEWEL, Business Manager NATIONAL CDITQMAU. ~" \SSOCIATION NATIONAL ADVERTISING REPRESENTATIVE National Advertising Service 100 W. Randolph St., Chicago, 111. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO. Jne Year, in advance $3.00 Upper Des Moines and Kossuth County Advance in combination, per year $5.00 Single Copies 10c SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year, in advance $4.00 Upper 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 AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER EX-KING ON A VISIT Former King Mihai of Romania is visiting in the United States. He says that while he abdicated the throne, under pressure, he does not consider himself bound by the reservation. The King may be a nice enough fellow. He likes to ski, has a good looking girl, and spent considerable time in places other than Romania when he was King, such as England and Switzerland—in season. Now while we may feel rather sorry for him in not having a crown, he is pretty well fixed financially, and could probably not be happier as a king than he can be as a common citizen. But there is one other thing that comes to mind. He and his family predecessors, ruling Romania for years, did very little else than milk the people of the country and rule as despots. Their total contribution to the welfare of their people was nil. And that, probably, is the reason that the overthrow came. Communism knows when and where to strike. Romania was ripe for disposal of the king. And it might truthfully be said that the royal family itself laid the foundation. Communism as a form oi' government is best presented to a nation when that nation has had years of misrule, mismanagement, graft and inefficiency. Whether it is a case of out-oi'-the-frying-pan-into-the-fire is not the question. But there is a point worth remembering in "how it happened." R.B.W. * * * ARE WE ON THE RIGHT TRACK? World developments in the past few weeks have been such that we may well ponder, .as a nation, whether or not we are on the right track in our foreign policy. The Marshall Plan is hailed as the only means of bulwarking ourselves against Russia. The theory is that by pouring money into countries not ;is yet in the power of the Reds, we may keep them out. Will that succeed? ,\ Greece is a point in question. _ We embarked on a lending and aid program there, yet Greece is anything but secure, and about the only way we can effectively do anything to make it so would be to actually land an expeditionary force and do the job ourselves. That we don't intend to do. We have endeavored to help China—perhaps not enough to date. But China seems to be falling apart at the seams. Will the donation of more money and supplies change the picture? Czechoslovakia has always been a friend of the United States. Yet the government there has been taken over by»the Reds, and comparatively peacefully. Our friendship did not prevent the switch. We voted for partition of Palestine. Now we know that only an international police force is Hoing to maintain order there. We cannot bring ourselves to send troops, yet we vote in the United Nations and others follow our lead, and civil war in that land is already here. There is no doubt that we should do all in our power to keep France and Great Britain afloat. No matter how much help we may give Italy, it is doubtful if we can erase the instability of that nation. Perhaps the answer lies in our own potential strength. We might be far bettor off to again maintain a strong army, navy and air force. Perhaps again, as before, we might find that our own armed might is a much moi^ potent force in keeping order than kind words and loans of money and votes for this and that in league meetings without the wherewithal to back it up. It is not pleasant to contemplate, to be true, but the question is—ARE we on the right track in our foreign policy? R.B.W. * * * PAGE ALL W.CJ, 'Uers One of the candidates ror the republican nomination for governor of Iowa, a Des Moines railroad brakeman, Roy E. Longstaff, threatens to put some color into the primary campaign. Mr. Longstaff says that he expects to cover the state between train trips on a platform advocating legalized gambling and sale of liquor by the drink, and figures that if all of the gamblers and hard drinkers in the state come out on primary day that he will win the nomination by a large majority. Failing to win the nomination at the primary he says that he will run as an independent candidate at the November election. Mr. Longstaff has considerable experience in politics, having run for mayor of Des Moines in the 1940 primary and for safety commissioner in the 1946 primary. He got 701 votes of a 28,338 total in 1940 and 89 votes out of 15,929 in 1946. It is reported that Blue and Beardsley, the other can- didates for governor, will not become frightened unless Longstaff guarantees that the gamblers will all win and be furnished with free whisky while playing the games. This would be liable to bring .out the total gambling and drinking Vote which might be a serious menace to their hopes for the governor's chair. J.W.H. DEMOCRATS *'F6i-LING*THEIR OATS" Iowa democrats now are more confident than ever that they will have a strong state ticket, since the announcement of Carroll O. Switzer, 39, Polk county attorney, that he will be a candidate for governor on the democratic ticket. It is understood that he will have a clear field, and with his record as prosecutor of the Polk county supervisor grafters, six or seven of whom he has sent to the penitentiary for seven year terms, the democrats in loWa feel confident that he will be able to make Governor Blue or whoeVer is nominated by the republicans, "scratch gravel" to beat him this fall. With former U. S. Senator, Guy Gillette, on the ticket for a return to the senate and Switzer for governor, they think they have a winning team. With the late Senator Clyde Herring's son .Clyde Edsel Herring, who is at present assistant Polk county attorney, slated to take Switzer's place as Polk county attorney the democrats are "feeling their oats", but what the November election will tell remains to be seen. Switzer says that he believes that the statehouse at Des Moines is over due for a thorough going investigation and. cleanup. He is also "worried over the 'tremendous tax burden" and is opposed to "exceesive taxation to build up an unnecessarily large balance, which is a temptation to spending. 'He is a clean .cut young man, a graduate of Drake University in 1932, with a wife and one child. ' J.W.H. . t * * * TEACHERS CLAIM A.P. WRONG Since the Associated Press report of the Colorado Teachers convention in Denver a few weeks ago stated that a hundred teachers had taken a history test and made a very poor showing, the Colorado 'Education Association has been busy attempting to show that the report vouched for by that old reliable press association was not true. Papers all over the country were astounded at the story and .many of the local papers commented on the poor showing made in the test. If the Associated Press story was not true, we would suggest that they be asked to make a correction. However, Supt. Laing of the Algona city schools has handed us a report of the matter sent him as printed in the "Clearing House," professional magazine, and asked for its publication. It is signed by Ward B. Kimball, director of publications and publicity, Colorado Education Association: J. W. H. To the Editor: Since you carried a story based upon the misinformation carried in an Associated Press release regarding a history test given 100 teachers in attendance at the annual convention of the Colorado Education Association, in Denver, I would like to give you the true facts. I trust that your publication will carry a correction of the story which you carried. The facts are that four teachers were given the test by a reporter from one of the Denver newspapers, as a news story stunt in™ connection with coverage of the convention. One of the four made quite a low score and so the knowledge of history on the part of teachers is being based largely upon that one score. The A. P. release staled that 100 teach- '' ers were given the test and that their average was 67. Quite a different picture. Where the A.P. got that figure of 100 we do not know. They don't either. The newspaper story did not state the number of teachers tested. The information that I have given above was given to me by the reporter at the time the interviws and tests were given. * * * THE PRESIDENT Clarion Monitor: Whether President Truman is or is. not to be a one-term president is yet to be decided—with many things entering into the picture—what congress does, whom the Republicans nominate, the effect of the third party, the working of the Marshall plan, inflation, the cut in taxes. But with it all you must admit that the president is having a pretty good time, and does not seem to be worrying. Just between us, he is a pretty courageous, level-headed fellow, and for a man thrust into a tremendously big job unexpectedly, and almost wholly unprepared by past experience, you, in all fairness, will have to admit that he has acquitted himself mighty well. We do not have to agree with all his policies to say that. . • * * * BAP NIGHT TO BE OUT Indianola Tribune: In a lecture here last Thursday night at which Simpson college students remained until midnight asking him questions, Robert St. John, author, radio commentator and noted foreign correspondent, made some alarming statements in case there should be a third world war. He said 40 million people on our eastern seaboard would be killed in a single night if another war should occur! Military equipment has advanced; just that much since Hiroshima two and a half years ago. Furthermore, Mr. St.-'John said World War III would end civilization. He is for peace but he did not specifically state what kind of a peace program he advocated, exce.pt that he was for some kind of a world government which he believes will be necessary if we are to have permanent peace. * * * 726 WAYS TO SIN Kanawha -Reporter: An evangelist announced there are 726 sins. He has been besieged with requests for the list—mostly from people who think they may be missing something. * * * The end of the wp?W, when U arrives, wjll find some people busy telling the rest of the human race, what is the matter with them. * * * After witnessing developments in Czechoslovakia, we wonder if any monetary lQ a n. gift, or other form of help can be expected'to have any future value for us in Europe* * * When you hear only oj»e fflngressman you understand Washington; when you hear two, you become confused; when you hear three or more, you give up. Says Orton Extolls A Farm Woman For Brilliant Speech Algona Upper DCS Moines To the Editor: , , I am getting fed up with all these laudatory articles in the pa- ' pers about Lady AstOr. Even my friend Reese now claims that she is a ''coffee gulper", \vheh to my own certain knowledge, after speaking, she went directly to Younkers for a tea party. Reese' should know that no English lady would "gulp coffee" any more than a Methodist minister would drink beer. I know, t>e> cause I have an English daugh-. ter-in-law. However, even tho she ' be a '•coffee gulper" I will .adniit she has a wonderful personality, is>a splendid speaker and as an ambassador of good will from England, was a great success. I liked her, as did all the men present, even tho she did say "The American men were too fat for her", I bet that if she ever .kissed' a man, she kicked him in the shins at the same time. Was it Mark Twain who said, "For every woman who can make a fool out of a man, there is another woman who can make a man out of a fool." ' So much for "Nancy", but the object of this article- is ; to eulogize a real Iowa-American farm-wife who was not born in "Ver-geri- ea", married to an English Lord, or a subject of Great Britian. She is a lady living on an Iowa farm and is president of the Associated Country Women's Club — Mrs. Raymond Sayre. She is an orator but made no effort to b.e eloquent or conspicuous and used clear plain language that everybody understood. While provocative, was not overly aggressive. She was well informed on political and social economics and being a farmer's wife, she was as competent to discuss the problems of the high cost of living, farm and home economics as; were the economists of the Am. Mfg. Assn. or even tlie economists of the Am. Fed. of Labor and of .the universities who were at the Institute. It was plain to see that she was the woman's champion and that she viewed the present economical and political situation with distaste. She charged present conditions to the greed of our industrial system.) the incompetence of our congress, and the corruption of our political parties. She spoke to an audience .predominately of women, for the women at the institute largely outnumbered the men. She jiat in the_£-JJnited more women than there were 'men. That the women were tired of men's "bungling" and if men could not stop war, the women could — and would. Her voice lowered when she mentioned one of her own boys, who lies somewhere beneath the blue waters of the -Pactiic — a victim of man's stupidity and greed. She referred to the last meeting of the International Federation of Wojrpn's Clubs in Paris, France; where the delegates from China, India, Japan, Europe, North, South and Central America, South Africa and Australia, unanimously passed resolution forbidding and condemning war. That war 'was stupid and must be outlawed. There, they pledged their united strength and effort to outlaw war (111 would fare the nation whose goods would be internationally boycotted by the women of the world.) To me this lady was the most brilliant and forceablc speaker at the institute but the press utterly failed to give her the space that was her due. I cannqt write as she spoke, and not kno\ying what -was coming I failed to take notes. I hope I have not misinterpeted any of her remarks. , ; ' • It is too bad that so! lew such women are in political life. One- fourth of our congress should be composed of women, ^hpse who .have, served were a credit and honor to that body. Thjey are as competent, less corruptible and more honest than the men, and would act as a badly needed balance wheel in congress. There would be fewer Mays and Bil- bows. Down through the ages men have waged wars fry- idiotic ideologies of both religion and political economics; for power and greed; for misguided fame, glory and patriotism. They teach their sons to worship at the foot of Mars, and at the»same time admit, that no war was ever won. If this world was ruled, by women, there would be f.gly wars— if any. • ••'•i \ Prton. i.»-.,—A».^-.-....*.^.--...-. .~^>,,.^.~,- A Llitld ol f HU, a al Thai! Not Much oi Anyihlng. Speaking of coffee gulping in quantities, I met a Hills' Bros, coffee salesman the other day and he said that there was more coffee gulping done today than there had ever been done before and he cited, for instance, the case of one of his six buyers in Algona, one of the cafes, that he, had sold in 1944 three months 12 cases, in 1945 28 cases, in 1946 48 cases and in 19"47 62 cases and this would indicate that folks are; gulping more Java as the. years, roll on. And'this was .only one ofj his Algona customers. There .are, 24 pounds of coffee in a case, So he had sold this cafe 3600 pounds of coffee, nearly .two tons, .and he said that each pound would average 50 cups of coffee which meant that 180,000 cups of Java:, had been consumed in the three years' in the one place. And at a nickel each there went $9,000 over the counter for gulping, and which would buy a good 80 acres, maybe. And this was only the returns in ope Algona cafe, or counter 1 where coffee is served. With.at least a dozen coffee cpunters in Algona, look at ; the money we spend for gulping, if each of them averaged 180,000 cups in three years, 2,160,000 gulps and involving a total Business-' of $108,000 just for gulping. And ain't that something? Bill Becker had an inspiration the, other day and he sat x down and scribbled off the following song and which can be used as a theme song for either the men's gulper club or the ladies gulper auxiliary; So now I'm a member of the Gulpers Club, they say, Just because I gulp coffee any time of day. I think gulping coffee is a pleasant thing to do 'Cause when you're gulping coffee you're a Gulper good and true. A gulping coffee gulper I'm glad :' to be, And if you're a coffee gulper just ', come and gulp with me. I gulp coffee mornings, after; noons and nights. The way I gulp my coffee, folks say I am a fright. So here's to all the gulpers in the I county, it's a bet, .That I can gulp more coffee than ; j any jjulper -yet. ;./. ;.. : if'"v i Bill has suggested that I get liold of Bob McCullough and Marvin Anderson, voice teacher [at'the high school, and maybe with me and my fiddle helping, we can muster up a proper melody to go along with the verses and the song would become pop- iialar (arid- all coffee gulpers would 'hum, whistle or sing the musical ditty, so to speak. Looks like Bill had something there. . ' It was only recently that 'Bob Nealy, of Burt, happened into the Mewspapeta Shop When the help was guipittg their after- no6n ,ifava .and so Bob was Signed up in the Gulpers and -was asked to,join the* ftewsftdpei" 'gullets, "arid N we had .doughflUts to go" with the coffee but Bob doesfi'.t Indulge because .6n account of he says he's afraid to eat a dough', nut as he had been told that* the hole in a doughnut might make htm sick, and that's one .reason why 1 never eat a doughnut either because on ,«account of I've been told .that the bigger the hole in ,the doughnut .the Worser it' is for .me, so Bob and 1 are .laying off doughnuts, 1'egardless .of ihe siee' of Ahe hole. But Bob is now lined up with ; the mlmy Gulpers there a're in Burt and he's hot for the membership, and will make a good Gulper, I know, because I'ye s.een him gulp. r I felt It in my tones thai ihe BUlldogs were going to count more baskets than Alber.t .City and I Wanted to make a bet with somebody and so I contacted Clarence Pollard and wanted to know did he ' know somebody who would bet against the Bulldogs .and he sal* i couldn't find a bet -in Algona and in fact everybody were betting $700 on the locals .and oi course .that let me out because on account of I couldn't get. anybody ,to sign with me on a note for $700 and neither Ralph Miller or Charley Murtagh would lend me that niuch on my uwn, but they will let me have two bits, if I need it. I .have noticed since I came back to Algona that the siren which shrieks a warning to go to work at 7 In'the morning and at 1 in^the afternoon and at 6 in the evening to take it easy, hasn't changed one iota during the two years and a half I was away from\Algona. In fact Ira Kohl says if anything ,ine mettle of its tone has improved... But I'm still against the noise, for 7 is too early, hunger tells me y when it's 12 and the Mrs. drives" me off to work at 1 and. there's no need for 1 any .notice as to time^at 6. Thank goodness the siren-.doesn't blow off at 9 or 9:30 at night to maintain curfew 'because on account of that's my bedtime and I don't like to be woke up, so to speak. If I'm elected mayor there's going to be some changes made about that whistle, the blasts will be shorter, .cut in two, and there will only be three, 8 in the morning, 12 to quit at noon and 5 to .quit in the afternoon. You voters who agree with me on this be sure to get a go6d vote for me .on election day. Want Ads. TWO - FORONE! Your classified ads run' in BOTH Algona newspapers for only, one charge, and , .reach 9,000 families each 'week. NOTICE OF, INCORPORATION OF ALGONA EXCAVATING AND DRAINAGE CO., INC, NOTICE IS HEREBY .GIVEN that there has been incorporated .under and by virtue of the provisions of Chapter 491 of the 1946 Code of Iowa and acts amendatory thereto a corporation for pecuniary profit. 1. The name of the corporation is Algona Excavating and Drainage Co., Inc. and its principal Planning Farm; Woman's Coufse There will be some kfrjd of ah adult education class for farm women .next year at the high school building. It will meet at the same tijne as the tfarmers night school which has peen so popular the past two years: All this will happen provided the wishes of farm women queried, will be carried out. Recently questionnaires were mailed* to women in the Algona area asking if they would be interested in night classes next year. Tuesday school superintendent O. B. 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