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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, April 28, 1942
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fllgona {Hpper 23< B North Dodge Street i. W. HAGGARD & R. B. WALLER, Publishers ftntercd as Second Class Matter at the Postoftlce at Algona, Iowa, under act of Congress of March 3,1879 Issued Weekly NATIONAUDITORIAU \SSOCIATION 19' Second Place, General Excellence, Iowa Press, 1040 First Place Award Winner, 1933, Iowa's Most Outstanding Weekly, Judged by State University of Iowa SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO.: One Year, In advance $1.50 Upper Des Molnes and Kossuth County Advance in combination, per year .$2.50 SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year, in advance $2.50 Upper Des Moines and Kossuth County Advance in combination, per year $4.00 ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per inch 35c Want Ads, payable in advance, word 2c "For we have learned that liberty, freedom and democracy are not inherited. We know that a country cannot fight to win them once and stop. We learned the hard way that liberty and freedom and democracy are prizes awarded only to those people who fight to win them and then fight eternal- i ly to hold them." —Sergeant Alvin York, 1918 Telephone Rate Raise The recent 15 per cent raise in the telephonj rates by the Northwestern Bell Telephone Company in Iowa is being vigorously protested from all quarters but apparently with little if any chance for a reduction of the rate which has already gone into effect. Senator Herring, who may . always be relied on to look after the people's interests, has taken the matter up with Washington and is out to see what can be done in the matter. Cine N. W. Bell Telephone Co. ic a part cf the great utility company the American Telegraph and Telephone Co., which always declares big dividends and their plea of poverty seems ridiculous. It has been suggested that the telephone company has raised the rate in hopes the protest would cause the creation of a utility commission in Iowa which at present is one of only two states in the country having no board. It is said that perhaps the telephone company would find it easier to deal with the few members of a board than with the different towns separately. It is understood that in Minnesota, where they have a utility commission, the telephone company was granted a raise in rates after only a short hearing. It may be easier to "handle" the few members of a utility board than the people generally, who are paying the bills. All we can do, it seems, is to back up any steps Senator Herring may take to relieve the situation. CBourke B. Hickenlooper, present lieutenant governor and a candidate for governor in the coming elections, has written a letter protesting the raise in rates to Frank W. Carpenter, general manager of the N. W. Bell Co., in Iowa, in which ho says in part: "The people of Iowa are shocked and resent what now appears to be an arbitrary advantage ... to increase its revenues in time of national emergency, and when our citizens are bending every effort to man our armed forces, to buy war bonds, to conserve commodities, and to contribute to .the war effort unitedly and in every way, when even the children are saving their pennies for war relief and defense stamps." : dent Roosevelt's war policy. -He la a member of the American legion, 1A married, and has two children. He will doubtless In his campaign stress the Weak 'support given the administration by the Iowa delegation in congress, and he surely has something there. Many people think that our present c6n- gressman, Fred GllehrUt, who has served for twelve years In congress, might And this a convenient tim<5 to give way to a man more in step with the War effort. The Upper Des Molnes newspaper Is all out for Ed Breen. * • • (Mark Thornburg, Iowa secretary of agriculture, was In Algona last week In the Interest of his candidacy for United States Senator, Mr. Thornburg lives at .Emmetsburg where he Is held in high regard. His record in the Iowa statehouse Is above reproach, and he is popular in all sections, having carried all but eleven of the ninetM-nlne counties of Iowa in the 1940 election, and receiving a larger popular vote than Governor Wilson. He is opposed for the nomination by Governor Wilson and Jas. 1. Dolliver of Fort Dodge. It will be an interesting race, with the winner apparently slated to cpposn Senator Herring at the fall election. We are laying our bets on Herring. * * » Sometimes it seems singular that those of us who have been condemning our congressmen who fell asleep at. the switch while a bill was passed giving them pensions for life have overlooked the fact that President Roosevelt, who was not asleep, signed the bill with full knowledge of its content. The 'bill, which was afterwards repealed, would have given Mr. Roosevelt a pension of $37,500. If our campaign orators want to be consistent they should include the president in their criticism.. * * * Paul Zerfasa, well known Algona man, has filed as a candidate for the democratic nomination for state treasurer. Mr. Zerfass has only one opponent for the democratic nomination in the person of W., S. Arant of Des Molnes, who is not known in this part of the state. The winner of the democratic nomination will be pitted against the present state treasurer, Willis Bagley of Mason City, in the fall. Mr. Bagley is asking for a third or fourth term. Mr. .Zerfass has been in Algona for about thirty years and has served as secretary and manager of the Kossuth County Fair for many years. He is a member of the State Fair board of directors, and is rated one of our best business men. Here's hoping that you win "Zerf and that Kossuth county stands by you to a man. RAVIHCSbyRtESt i •• ~ ( A Littlt of Thli - A LiMlt of Thti » Nat Much of Aftythtag Attention t I'm almost In the ar-| secretary is Gaylord Shumway and v rti* HAW ttvMAf "Waswfr it*\ l*t <tt*A I k* * j. , Opinions of Other Editors Don't Seem to Like Kraschel Lyon County Reporter: Nels Krasehel, who aspires to *e governor of Iowa once more, has a very ambitious program, according to a speech delivered at Creston. He declared that there are "hundreds or state office workers, inspectors, tax checkers game wardens and construction crews who can be released for more important war activties." Which is mighty fine, and would carry a lot of weight with the voters were it not for the fact -that was never a 'bigger bunch of hangers-on in Des Moines than when Nels Kraschel was governor four years ago Jit appeared that every one of the faithful in the state was taken care of in one way or another, and the payroll was simply appalling. "If I am el- eci.ed, i he commented, "we will of course, discharge most of the state employees anyway and only those necessary positions will be filled. Thus we can positively make good our .pledge to streamline the state government." . ilf his "streamlining"- s anythng Ike the treasury raiding which was in evidence during his two- year-administration, 1937-38, Iowa voters had'bet- ter' think twice before they place him in power again. When Kraschel was a livestock auctioneer he had quite a "line", but that's the whole story. He lacks considerable of being governorship size. If you dori't believe it, ask his predecessor, Senator Herring, on the q. t. and I've been cock.y «ver since because on account of I'm going to be a general Of something and I am going to demand and command a certain- respect from those tolrda In Algona like Fred Timm and Dutch Swanson and HI White and Fritz Pierce and Paul Hamlll and Matt Strelt and Senator Scuffham and Lester Lease and both the bankers and the board of supervisors and the sheriff and the police force and the city council and so forth. I'm going to settle this war as soon as I get a uniform and there won't 'be any more Hitlers.' or Mussolini* or Toyokohoyokes. I'll make it miserable for the Axis from now on and here's hoping the army or navy treasurer don't forget to keep my salary going every Saturday. —o— Met-a Done from Tltonka the other day and It was A. M. Peter- sett and he says the A. M. stands for forenoon nad I met Mrs. Petersen and she said when .she was postmaster of Titonka that meant P. M., so the Petersens are forenoon and afternoon right In the family and-when I said-mange tak Mrs. Petersen • knew what it was and maybe she can talk as much Dane as A. M. either forenoon of afternoon and A. M. said he could sing a Dane song but it wasn't much good either forenoon or afternoon. Now If the Petersens could arrange initials which would tafte care of night, too, they'd have the whole day and night well covered, so to speak. Walked down the street the other day with Milt Norton and he still uses two crutches, one on each side, but he's getting to the point where he can soon throw 'em away because on account of I had to almost gallop to keep up with him and I was all winded by the time we'd raced a block and I found out Milt should be a good singer because on account of he soldiered in the first wprld war with my friend Matt Soukup of Marshalltown and Matt just hypnotizes 'em with his warbling but Milt said he just couldn't get his vocal chords to cooperate musically with Matt's but he. could beat him in a foot 'race nnd in a couple of weeks Milt and me are going to run a foot-race out to the swimming pool-but not to swim, I've already been wet all over once this year and that's plenty. because on account of for the size of him he carries the tiniest hirsute adcrnmeiit and already several signatures on applications have been received by birds who haven't mustaches but who claim they can grow 'em and that Includes Dell Cloptoh, Clarence Morrall, Dana Paxson, Joe Bloom, Joe Bradley, W. C. Dewel, Theo. Hutchison, O. B, Lalng, Casey Loss, Frank Bender, A. E. Laurltzen, Dr. McCorkle, Geo. Boswell and Dick Sorensen. And just as soon as these boys grow the required mustache .proportions insert g*vmt& is MSI The admission fetS'to Uf*,Altona Fetation of Whisker Producer* is only two bits aKd throw your razor away. And f called on Ate, and D, L. Driver Saturday and were married fifty years ago today and that's a long time for two folks to get along together nice like they do and Mrs. Driver admitted she read this column of 'bunk (no, she's a nice lady and she didn't call It that) twice each week, once for herself and then for Mn Driver later because on account of his eyes don't read finer print, so good and here's what i can't understand-^a lady reading this stuff twice a week and still being of a kindly, friendly disposition toward folks and not go haywire, which shows there are some folks in this world we can stand up under a lot and thrive on It, so t6 speak. mm-mm FROM THE FILES TEN YEARS AGO The senior class of 1922 presejit- Kenneth Mercer, All American pro ed two class plays under the direc- ' tlon of Mrs. Elsa Goeders. In the football player, had been electe< by the school board as coach fo. the following year replacing Aub rey Bon ham. Coach Mercer had- been acting as the assistant coach at Simpson College for the previ ous five years. . . * * • W. D. Nugent had died suddenly of heart disease while talking to a friend. Mr. Nugent was a wel known insurance mare. * » * An untimely cold wave hit Kossuth county with,, the low for the week being 33. Therje was a trace of snow. Clark Orton, clerk of the district court at that time, had a fine collection of about fifty Indian arrow heads which he had picked up on his place south of town. * * * ' Mr. and Mis. Bert Palmer moved to Algona from Springfield, Massachusetts. TWENTY YEARS AGO Kossuth couWty, the birthplace of the Brotherhood of American Yeoman, was making a bid for the new orphans' and old people's home planned by the lodge. It was to cost in the millions and J. A. Freeh and A. K. Cliff were hard at work to get the organization to establish the home in Kossuth. » * * Patriotic (?) Telephone Co. Eagle Grove Eagle:, Yes. another idol has fallen! The telephone company gives inflation a shove by a blanket 'boost in rates of 15 per cent and payable right now. This sudden demand for n drastic rate increase by a natural monopoly without first submitting any proof to its patrons or any state or Federal agency that the raise is justified simply means that the company will find itself der the heel of some government commission. And In This Corner is Henry Wallace ^^,*_t^ ation . bi ?" b ^ ne ^ It seems that Iowa has at last produced a real ' Vice president in the person of Vice President Henry Wallace, who has gained distinction in many fields of activity during the few months he has served in that capacity. Most of our vice presidents have been content to serve as president of the senate and make fine figure-heads in a social way. All that we can remember of the fame of Vice President Marshall, was his much quoted statement that "What this country needs most is a good five cent cigar." Vice President Jack Garner, who was a fine, hard-headed statesman, was branded by John L. Lewis, the greatest labor racketeer of all times, ar, an "evil whisky drinking, poker playing old man." Such is fame. But Henry Wallace will go down in history as'not only a statesman of ability, but as an athlete of more than ordinary prowess. Gene Tunney, who for a number of years was the champion heavyweight fighter of the world, and who now is in the navy as athletic director, can vouch for Wailace's wrestling skill. Tunney and Wallace were •posing for pictures to be used for publicity. The photographer .suggested a little more realism and Tunney suddenly found himself over in the corner of the room where Wallace had thrown him without much apparent effort. Our Henry keeps himself in fine physical condition at all times and it may be found necessary to send him over to do his jiu- jitsu stuff on the Japs. Iowa is proud of Henry. Breen for Congress The long-expected announcement of Edward Breen of Fort Dodge for congress was made last week. Mr. Breen has no contest for the democratic nomination. He is yet a young man of 43 and has a brilliant record in the Iowa legislature, where he served in the senate as democratic floor leader. Mr. Breen was born at Estherville, but has been a resident of Fort Dodge since boyhood, where he has been practicing law for the past fifteen years. He is widely known over the state and is rated one of our most eloquent orators. He was defeated in the primary for governor of Iowa two years ago by John Valentine, who was later defeated by Governor Wilson. Mr. Breen is a strong supporter of Presi- . , the telephone company has shown marked- consideration and courted the high regard and respect of its patrons. And it had that. But this sudden and pre-omptory demand for a rate increase will lose them the confidence and high opinion of their customers, big and little, and relegates the company to the class of '"soulless" corporations, looking at the profit angle only. Now compare the telephone company with the Iowa PiJblic Service Company, As the light company's business increased, the rate's automatically were reduced. We are paying about 50 per cent less for light and power than we did 20 years ago. But as the telephone company's business increases, rates go up. In the past we have enjoyed mutually agreeable free exchanges cf services with the telephone company. Now that is all off! We have been told that we can run Wieir free publicity if we care to, but must expect no free service in return. Yes, another idol has fallen! •» • • Thinks Martin Dies O. K. Clear Lake Reporter: Our opinion is that Martin Dies, head of the committee to rund down un- American activities and communists, is telling too much truth for the comfort of Wallace and some others in high position. Dies names in black and white the men against whom he has positive proof that they are communists and men associating with the Reds. * * * A Sample of Oar "Social Gains" Northwood Anchor: The National Labor Relations Board has ordered Henry Ford to pay $500 to $1500 to each of 233 men who went on strike and quite work in the Ford plant at Long Beach California, in 1939. The total payment will be $220,000 to men for time lost when they quit work of their own free will. The original sum asked was $400,000 but it was learned that after they quit the Ford plant some of the men earned a total of $180,000 in other jobs and the N. L. R. B. couldn't find any way to soak Ford for that. As time goes on it becomes quite plain that Jesse James operated sixty years too soon, and John Dillinger was no more than an apprentice at his trade. * * * Should Repeal State Income Tax Humboldt Republican: There is a* growing feeling that the Iowa state nicome tax should be repealed. It has been shown that it can be omitted without seriously affecting the state revenues, and the national Income tax will sap the average individual dry of income revenue. All This- or Nothing Taken from The Spencer Times And I found another guy here who used to N live in Marshalltown and that's my old home town and It's Ray Norton and he played in my orchestra and Mrs. Norton played the piano and she's a better musician than Ray and me put together though I claim we're no slouches and Mrs. Norton can vouch for the fact that in my far distant younger days I was a good violiner and since that day I've grown old and 'bald-headed and Ray has put on weight, well he's grcwn up so to speak and I didn't hardly know him at first but I claim that Marshalltown has sent some swell guys out into the world and that's me and Ray both. Met another Irishman the other day and he's from Bancroft and his name is Art Murray and he's a 'big guy and the ifirst thing he said to me was "because on account of" and which shows that he's read this lousy column ar;d which I should hold against him but I don't because on account of I guess he's a democrat and which I don't hold against him and later in the day I met another Irishman, Maurice Wolf, also of Bancroft, and it begins to look like the Danes dMn't have a show in that burg with so many Irish but maybe that's what is making Bancroft a good town. I received the Ravings by the Iowa State Bank this week and they're better 'n my Ravings and here was E. J. Van Ness with Ravings about what should be charged around a bank and amongst the prices he nad entering the bank 50o and so I figured it up, I owe both banks several hundred dollars and they'll have to sue to try to get it and I owe a 'buck for speaking to Ralph Miller and 50c for speaking to Harold Gilmore and 25c for visiting with Roy McMahon and I suppose Chas. Murtagh wfil have me charged up with two bucks because on account of I talked politics with him and Frank Kohlhaas will think I owe him a buck because I asked for a check book once and Gene Scheme! 50c 'because I approved of his mustache and first thing you know I'll have to go some other place to draw my breath because that's all I ever draw in a bank and Mr. Van Ness is going to write a guest column of Ravings for me some day. —o— A mustache club is being organized in Algona and the first president is Chas. Ostwinkle and the Rev. P. i>I, Dobberstein had gone to LaCrosse, Wis., to gather 60,000 pounds of rustic stone for use in his grotto at West Bend. When finished the grotto will contain eighteen carloads of rock and there was at that time eleven carloads in it. casts were Maurice McMahon^Margaret Hum, Ernestine Chubb, Howard Backus, Victor Parsons, Helen Lusby and Helen Dickinson. * * * The Hagg Post of the American Legion entertained the members o: Algona Community Club at the Le glon Hall* Speakers were Luke Llnnan, who told some funny Irish stories, T. P. Harrington, Dr. Hart. man, .A. K. Cliff and M. P. Haggard. * * * Jimmie Neville, by his own admission, was all swelled up over being a grandfather for the flrsl time when. Mr. and Mrs • Eugene Neville became the parents of a baby boy. He said he had sent the baby a $2.90 pair of work shoes and was promising soda .water, cigars, or a sample of what was under the corn crib floor as treats you CAN BORROW $50-$100 OR MORE Quick, Confidential Service . . . Easy Monthly Payments • -' SPECIAL PLAN FOB FARMERS L. S. BOHANNON Phone 103 Algona, la, Station in, tM ^M, Mrt, K.! t would like to know If it would be (wise to build fthJs spring? —No, It would not bevwlse because you are not going to be able to get materials. */* * W. tt. w.s Will we ever live hi Wisconsin? —My dear friend, as long as this Is youf earnest and deepest desire you can bring It about. I definitely see that you will settle In the state of Wisconsin. , •. » * » Miss V. &i What are the initials of my future husband? ~ H. M. , * • * > Pearl: When am t going to be married? —This question Is a little Intl mate and I will be'glad to go Inti It privately for you if you wll send In five questions.. * * * Bosh: When will I have * steady boy friend? ^^ —Within the next six weeks. * *• • • A. E. S.: I would, like to know iwhat the future has in store for me? . • - • —for a more detailed analyza* ' O. by setfd, IK XHf I f tffl . , „ dUldfrt •UmH.m td BfaWi aver tight now. 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TROUT LANDING NET Coppai Wiie Ring a&Qa* 8M"xl2" • ^^«« Joe Bloom Pairview-Corwith While the entire theme of the War Convention of the Iowa Press association, held last week in Des Moines, was a challenge to patriotism, it was particularly emphasized in the address on Friday afternoon by Luther Harrison of the Daily Oklahoman, Oklahoma City, Okla. Harrison's subject was "All This —or Nothing." "Do you realize," questioned the speaker with liis unmistakable southern mannerisms of speech, "that should the Nazis win, we have seen our last •Christmas, our last Fourth of July? For the Nazi program has definitely announced against the "superstition of so-called Christianity." His listeners thrilled to the enthusiasm of the speaker who carried them back with him through the annals of American history, the battlefields of the Revolution, even the battle on the Plaiass of Abraham before Quebec in the French and Indian conflict, a conflict decided the question of English or French influences in this vast territory which lias become our own United States. Harrison recalled concrete Instances of the migh- ty struggle in the war between the states, citing in-stances when the Stars and Stripes went down in defeat in some of bhfise engagements when brother was pitted again brother and friend sought the life of friend. Chickiemaugua, Chippeway, Meesslssippi, "became very real with his sincere and enthused recital of events there and the soldiers who gave their ' all in the conflict of a quarter of a century ago seemed a very recent and precious memory indeed. The hearts of his audience went out in sympathy to the newspaper man whose voice trembled with emotion as he paid tribute to these loyal Americans offering their lives in a foreign field to preserve the democracy established by their forefathers with Harrison suffering a personal loss at St. Etienne, where "my baby brother died." At the close of the address the applause was tremendous and followed a brief pause, with one accord the audience rose to its feet to applaud with more vigor to thus, pay tribute to the speaker, his ideals and 'hopes, and to accept the challenge to patriotism he had re-awakened. A. R. Gardner and nephew, Bobbie" Genung, were Des Moines visitors last Saturday. Mr. Gardner, local lumber yard manager, consulted priorities board in respect to several local building projects. Mrs. Henrietta Hulary recsived word this week of the death of her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Melvin Hulary, in California. Mrs. Hulary was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alonza Gaskill, early-day Corwith residents. She is survived by one son, Donald Oxley by a former marriage. Myra Hymans spent the past week end at Hull; Greta Chamber- lire and Laurena Robinson were at Marshall town; John Megson at Emmetsburg; Kathryn Powers at Minneapolis; Esther Smith at Brooklyn and Mr. and Mrs. J. Worth Miller with relatives in southern Iowa. Jeanette, five year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Kelch, was brought home Wednesday from the Mercy hospital at Mason City, where she has been critically ill for several weeks with ear infection, Now, more than ever, America awakens to the value of relaxation as a means of keeping fit. In factory, office, and wherever men toil, rest and proper recreation are the sinews of greater production. 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