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' fitgona tapper 3@e* jfWotae* 6 North bodge Street J. W. HAGGARD & R. B. WALLER, Publisher* Itetered aa Second Class Matter at the PostdftUse at Algeria Iowa, under act of Congress of March 8,18TO Issued Weekly "Missing in Actipn" The war has at last came home to hundreds of families in Iowa. Last week the war department notified scores of the nearest relatives that their wm or brother was "missing in action" in the fierce fighting in North Africa, which in effect meant that they had either been killed or captured. It was explained, however, that it was probable that many had been taken prisoners. At the best it was not cheering news. A large number of, Iowa boys were among those who landed in Ireland and went from there to lake part in the invasion of Africa last November 8. Among those reported missing was the son of Ex-Senator Clyde Herring, who was a captain, who, with his company took part in tho bitter fighting. The former senator's votee broke as he commented to a reporter: "And my son wasn't behind a desk in Washington, either." It is hoped and believed by many that most of the lown boys reported missing were not killed, but were cut off and captured. If this be true it is said that word may come soon of their capture as the Germans allow their prisoners to communicate with home folks from prison camps after censoring their letters. Captain Herring, who attended Iowa State University, was in the reserve officers training school for four years and was a reserve officer for two years. He then trained at Camp Claiborne, La., where he was a lieutenant. He was promoted to a captain a year ago. Most of the boys reported "missing in action" came from the southwestern part of Iowa, 'but there were a number of boys from northern Iowa among them. However, Kossuth county has been given distinction by Francis Koons of Swea City, who it will be remembered was the first American to "lire a shot for liberty on European soil" at the raid on Dieppe, France, last summer. war. Mr. Cowles, who Is a sort of Gardner Cowles, Sr., former prominent Algona citizen, now and tot many years publisher of the Des Moines R«glstor and Tribune, was only recently appointed "d6mes« tic director" of the office of war Information, haa set out to give the department a "shake-up" and says he intends to cut out some of the duplicatto/i and waste and "do a more effective job." He proposes to reduce the department's payroll One hundred persons and make other curtailments with a total annual saving estimated at $400,000. Cowlos has abolished outright the bureau of "Intelligence" which was supposed to make surveys throughout the country for the guidance of government agencies. One of his objectives is to reduce the use Of paper, which heretofore has been thrown to the four winds by the government lit sending out thousands of silly phamplets filled with advice to the farmers, telling them to save on their horseshoes by removing them each night from the horses feet, and In which hand they should carry the bucket when- they carry out the swill for the hogs. Hurrah for "Mike"! It takes an Iowa boy to show those Nudealers down at Washington how to mix common sense with the war effort. Democrats Are Jangling The fourth term for President Roosevent was brought up last week at a meeting of members of the Democratic National committee with President Roosevelt. The president himself put forward the idea in a negative way by announcing he could not take the job again. There was a stony silence from nil democrats present with the exception of ex- governor Olson of California. Mr. Olson, who is said to want to be appointed ambassador to Mox- ica, said: "Mr. President, you are the only man on the horizon as far as this country and the Democratic party are concerned. We need you. You are indispensiblo." Rooosevclt said nothing and some of those present looked daggers at Olson. A bill of complaint was submitted to tile president. It began with this sentence: "Jimmy Noe says that the party is in a hell of a mess." Then for three pages, single- spaced, it proceeded to detail the woes of the party, castirrg condemnation on Harry Hopkins, Secretary Perkins, Gov. Rex Tugwell of Puerto Rico, Secretary of Agriculture Wickard, Governor of Farm Credit Administration Black, and others. It was proposed that all of them be fired immediately. Of course discussion at this time of the next presidential nominee of either party seems rather futile, but the fact that the leading democrats of the country are jangling over the matter and seem to be dissatisfied with the president's cabinet, in which many of us will be inclined to concur, will be news to the country. Better send for Jim Farley. Stupids Rock the Boat Admiral Standley, United States Ambassador to Russia, .in our opinion, spoke out of turn when he criticized the Stalin government for not acknowledging the substantial aid given Russia by the United States and Great Britain in both food and munitions during the past months. Of course the German papers seized on the ill-advised statements of Standley with glee and the Berlin papers headlined the story and gloated over the apparent rift between the allies. Then Vice President Wallace, in his usual blundering manner, made the statement in a public address that it might easily be possible for Germany and Russia to get together on a separate peace. Between them they did all they could to cause trouble at this crucial stage of the war. Stalin and his government have so far ^orne the main burden of the war with Germany and we think it is a small matter so far as we are concerned whether he chooses to advertise the substantial help this country has given Russia. v How- cver it develops that the Russian press have many times published acknowledgments of the aid being given Russia by the United Nations and last week the complete statement of our lend-lease administrator of shipments made to Russia was broad cast from Moscow. This statement showed that this country has sent to Russia more than 3,200 tanks. 2,600 airplanes, 81,000 trucks, jeeps and much other military vehicles and supplies, while at the same time keeping up our own fronts in the Pacific and Northern Africa. Standley should be recalled and Wendell Willkie given the Russian post. Cowles Shows Common Sense In the final round-up in the war information bureau down at Washington, it remained for our own "Mike" Cowles of the Des Moines Register, to really get somewhere in curtailing the extravagance and duplication of the government irr sending out information in regard to the conduct of the Red Cross Workers Needed We have a letter from a patriotic Algona lady with two sons in the service, who makes an appeal for help from Algona women in the Red Cross surgical dressing room. She says that Algona's representation in volunteer help is way behind the smallest town in Iowa, and thinks that this shows that there are a lot of unpatriotic women in Algomi, \vho will not devote one afternoon a week in Red Cross work. More help is needed in the surgical dressing rooms, and if every Algona woman, who is not actively engaged in some branch of war service now, would arrange her work so she could give one afternoon a week at the surgical dressing room, Algona's reputation of 100% all out for American defense would be upheld. She says: '"You would be appalled at the many excuses offered by Algona women when they are approached for just one afternoon's work in the sewing rooms, the surgical dressing rooms, or for that matter in any branch of war service now under operation here." We are sure that Algona has as many patriotic women as there are anywhere, and that when they realize the urgent need for this important war work, they will not shirk their duty. But we would suggest that this is no time to get into a quarrel over the matter. Your Gas Ration Book is a Gift from Hirohito! As clearly as if the words "MADE IN JAPAN" were printed on your Gasoline .Ration Book, you know that the Japs are responsible for the rationing of your tire mileage. When the Tokyo toughs seized the Netherlands East Indies and Malaya; our chief sources of supply of taw rubber immediately disappeared. That is why your driving had to be drastically cut down. Not to save gasoline, which is plentiful in this area; but to save rubber, which is short all over the country. And rubber must be saved . ; . or we risk losing the war; The plain, patriotic fact is that rationing gasoline is the simple, direcc way to accomplish the sincerely avowed purpose of Rubber Administrator Jeffers: "To keep automobiles on the road, not to take them off." Gasoline rationing and the U. S. synthetic rubber program are both ' dedicated to supplying the rubber for the combat needs of our boys from Guadalcanal to Gafsa, as well as for essential transportation here at home. Phillips is proud that its resources, experience,' and long peacetime research have qualified it for an important role in the wartime synthetic rubber program. To this vital job, and to the neeaed production of 100 octane aviation motor fuel, we are wholeheartedly giving our best efforts twenty-four hours a day. For you and for us, winning the war comes first. Patriotic drivers have as willingly accepted the restrictions on buying gasoline as we have on selling it. And we confidently promise you that when victory comes, today's concentration on petroleum research will bring you almost undreamed of improvement in the Phillips 66 gasoline which will power your car and the Phillips rubber on which it will roll. CARE FOR YOUR CAR FOR YOUR COUNTRY FOR VICTORlfS Jiiy U. $. War Savings Bonds and Stamps — HOURS OF SERVICE — To Conform with Pet. Order No. 5 JJlou., Tues., Wed., Thurs., Fri 7:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Saturday - 9:0 ° a-m--9:00 p.m. Sunday 9:0 ° a-m.-l:00 p.m. AMENDED ORDER NO. 63 PROHIBJTS US FROM GIVING CREDIT TO ALL HOLDERS OF A, B AND O CARDS AUTHORIZED O. P. A. TIRE INSPECTION STATION HARMS SUPEE SERVICE STATION State and Phillips Ste. Harms Oil Co., Distributors Phone 74 — Algona, Iowa Walter Steven, Attendant Frank Haldeman, Agent Fifty Years In Harness at Humboldt Editor Franlc Jaqua, who for the past fifty years has owned and edited the Humboldt Republican, last week received congratulations of Ills hundreds of newspaper friends from all sections of Iowa. RAVINGS b.V REESE A Little of This -- A Little of That -Not Much of Anything Chas. Beilly says I'm not a Dane because on account of I've got too much wit, whatever he means by that, and just as if Danes didn't have a lot of wit 'but Chas. says wit belongs to the Irish and so he thinks I was born in Ireland and which I wasn't because on account of I was born in Denmark but maybe a long ways back my ancestors came from Ireland. Of this I am sure that neither the Irish nor the Danes descended from monkeys because neither Chas. nor me can talk that language and we don't believe the old tale that our grandparents hung around in trees by their tails, so to speak. —o— I met C. E. Prlebe in the bank tho other day when I was in there drawing my breath because on account of that's all I can draw in a bank and C. B. wanted to know when I was going to have the last word and that was because one time I told a group of guys who I was fiddling for that I could always have the last word and I ain't made up my mind yet but C. E. says he hopes I speak the last word and don't sing it because on account of he says I'm a lousy singer and which I guess I am. Maybe I should print it, the last word, so to speak, «-o— After I'd borrowed a few bucks and signed a note and having plenty of collateral in the way of a car and ice box I moseyed up to Lawrence Winkel's office so he coulcl fix up my income tax papers an 3 help me get out from under as much as possible, so to speak, and there was Ernest Riedel and Fred Willrett and they were also paying their income taxes, and we got together and sang a sort of dirge or funeral march or whatever it is is sung when a guy's heart is broken over paying income taxes and both of 'em are pretty good singers and payers, too, and I felt lonesome because on account of I thought I was the only guy to pay income and both of those guys paid a lot more'n I did but we're all even with the government now and after we get used to being near broke we're going to get together and sing a happy-go-lucky sort of song filled with "What the heck do we care" sentiments. The Holsum bowling team has gone Scandihoovian and some of 'em are even Danes and there's Johannsen, Swanson, Nelson, Pearson and Geerlngson, and the "son" stands for Nordic names and now' the Honeymead Grandads are also lining up a Scandihoovian team with Kromingasoir, Godfredson, Peterson, Smithson and Hattson. I'm a little leary about what kind of a Dane Smithson would make, he works in the postoffice, but he bowls a good game regardless of being a Swede, so to speak. And Kromingason .says there's no Dane blood in his veins nor is there any Swede blood in Hattson's veins but both of 'em are willing to learn to talk Swede or Norwegian if tlie team goes either Norsk, Dansk or Svensk. —a— Jess Blanchard came down from Lone Rock Saturday and I asked him what he was doing In the court house sort of dodging the sheriff like and he said he was loafing and came down to get a shave because on account of the barber they had in Lone Rock last year was the best cribbage player in town and could even beat 'Fred Flaig and he'd gone west to work in a defense plant and Jess didn't want to grow his whiskers too long and he said the boys up there were about to borrow each other's razor blades since the barber left except Art Priebe and he had an electric razor and it looks like a barber would do pretty good in Lone Rock and Mayor Jack Quinn says the city might even pay a good barber a bonus if he'd come and start up a shop but Jack says it's a barber they want, not a 'butcher or meat cutter. —O—r And then there was Ed Youngwirth over from Whittemore way told me Friday that he didn't have to come over here and lean against a bank like some of the other Whittemore guys and so be leaned up against a light post and it stood the strain and he said he had a notion to take H home wJtK him to lean up against and I was afraid Clarence Pollard might not like to have the post torn out by the root and so Ed left it there for the time being and Chief Moulds said if he ever caught me leaning against a light post he was going to pinch me because on account of he was suspicious about guys leaning up against light -posts and especially me. Doggone that guy! —o— Ran up against a guy who likes music and so do I and it was Dr. McCorkle and when I opened his office door there was a note 'sounded in the laboratory and I shut the door and it sounded and so I opened and shut and opened arrd shut the door until I had played Yankee Doodle and then Doc couldn't take it any more and he came out because on account of he thought some kid was trifling with his door and it was me and I'm no kid and so he said next time I wanted to practice playing tunes I should select something like Tschaikowski's Fifth minor in E flat which he liked and which he knew I couldn't play on his door. Gee, I was glad I had false teeth because on account of I wasn't up there because I had a toothache. But I got to give it to Doc, he's got a good system for telling him when visitors come, and which I was, just a visitor, ~MJ-= Maybe you noticed that my name wasn't included in the list of petit jurors for the March term of court but I don't want you to think I'm losing any sleep over that because on account of there ain't no money in being on the jury in Kossuth county though if they ever want a good juror they should select me because I'm smart. I've lived in Kossuth county now two years and the county has greatly improved because of that but I've noticed that there is less court action in the biggest county in the state than any other county and that's because on account 'of people up here are peaceable and they settle matters without going to court which is maybe kind of hard on the law profession and the cops and constables—no arrests to speak of. But when the time comes I want to make a living serving on a jury I'm going to move to Humboldt or Hancock counties where there's a living wage in serving on a jury because on account of they have more to do, so to speak. —o— One of the grocery stores here has a nice display of canned goods in the window and then signs that says 16 pts and Vf, pts and 10 pts and so am wondering i-f they could mean pints and whether it is pints of buttermilk or pints of headaches or what sort of pints it can be and that's what this rationing is doing to me getting me all confused and mixed up but I can take it and I ain't going to holler so, long as it helps the boys in the service get their pts pints or points or whatever it is. And that's that. .Headquarters Co. SftW fttft Leonard Wood . As an editorialist 1 would probably do better to stick to soldiering, •but w« soldiers have a message that we feel a lot of you "baek home" need.' I've been In this army bet* ter than three months now. I've learned a lot liv that time. tt'a a great life fof some guys and a bit tough for others, but each In his own way Is a part of the greatest, I finest army In the world. As parts of this army it hurts our pride to think that some of you can* find time to worry and raise h because of what the guy next door is, or.-is not, doing? It Isn't right. There are too many things to be done, too many Jobs to tie completed, to spend your time fretting about things that in ail probability are beyond your comprehension—as well as your jurisdiction. Some time ago our government instituted a system of selective service. Today that system is in operation as fairly and effectively as Is possible on so large a scale. But I am .not writing this in defense of such a system, I merely want to bring out that the same system caught me and (millions like me. Took us away from our wives, our families, our homes, our jobs, to fit us in uniforms, a uniform we are to weaf. fia frew t art wWtlria in .beriilf 6f the'st samX guyi, ts fetiahtly friends and nstenbttrt, > bat fighting meft In • the flghtlntesi amy en eafth, The 6r>-«ttfr «ryt» is unity, Unified m ttie Home front a* well tx the Wa* front. .It must fee, It has to be, ft* Ood knows that the stakes are big enough to'demand this. Put an end to this bickering amongst 6uN selves. If you afe a farmer, then farm. Make every hill grow one more ear than it did last year, If you are a war worker, put out one more piece than you did yesterday. Be you clerk, school teacher, business man, clergyman or housewife, try just a little harder tomorrow. Forget the next door guy's 'business. Mla 1 stake is just as big as yours and he'll fight jUst as hard for it. Let's all calm down and push just a little harder. When we guys take' off this Uniform and come home to take up where we left off, We Want to find it worth taking up. SAVE TIME-SAVE WORK Ui* thli NEW Firnltir* PolliK that CLEANS - POLISHES PROTECTS tidy house FURNITURE POLISH BETTER GROCERS HAVE IT fnsfflSM®** *Kl* .Jrihttttm FURNACE REPAIRS Prtttpt, «xp*rl MrViM en r»j>»lr* tot ^y rn.k. cl turtle*. W»'il h.lp *6« yeuf iurtt*e* If k«p« In ft* factory prbtido «• with 24-hduif- ••day ttnitt on genuine r*pt!r putt lor Gt«*n Colonial (umie*«. NEW FURNACES? about It. Laing & Muckey Phone 404 N. Dodge St ALGONA, IOWA GREEN COLONIAL FURNACE SERVICE Mr. and Mrs. Clem Dotson spent 'last week-end at the Francis Slagle home at Barnum, Iowa. H.W.POST Dray and Transfer Storage of .all kinds Long distance hauling. Every load Insured against loss or damage. Equipped to do all kinds of draylng and hauling. Wanted Women workers for candling eggs tot the army, navy and civilians of America- Expert- ence not necessary. Good pay. Extra overtime. SWIFT & CO. Pajry and Poultry Algona, Iowa I FRIDAY AND How to •/. Have It's fact! Fresh vegetables will be scarce unless you grow your own. Commercial production of vegetablei will be low. Grow your own vegetables —and enjoy them all season long. It's easy, it's fun, and it's thrifty to raise a garden. Turn your spare time into health for your fam- . ily. Stop in and see our thrift packets of Michael • Leonard tested garden seeds, today. •' SATURDAY, MARCH 19 and 20 SOMETHING TO EAT:that does not require Coupons from Ration Boo,: No 2—This is a question of deepest interest to Homekeepers at this time. . . . The solution to thic problem is found in the wide variety of nourishing unrationed foods on display at your COUNCIL OAK STORE ___ Morning Light PEANUT BUTTER Keep a jar on hand to use as a "Butter Extender." Use Peanut Butter in sandwiches and baked foods, because of its high nutrition value. M Ounce Jar (Full 2 Pounds) "Always Fresh Coffee" Regular and Drip Grind. Save the jar for Home Canning. Pound Jar . DELICIOUS CORN CAKES To one cup Robb-Ross Pancake Flour you add 1 h'eap- ing Tablespoon corn meal and. follow the direction's Von -the** bag ... You will enjoy corn cakes for a change. InoDB-noss WAFFLE and ANCAKE FLOUR COUNCIL OAK GUARANTEED MEATS Eat More Fish and Share the Meat WHITING FISH Per Lb. 180 NORTHERN PIKE Per Lb. 250 CODFISH Pound Wood Box .. 330 HALIBUT STEAK Per Lb. 370 Per Lb. Old Fashioned MEAT LOAF Ready to Eat 330 Per Fresh SmoketJ. BOLOGNA Big f 220 DILL PICKLES, 3 f or '.... lOc PICKLED PIG FEET, 14-oz. Glass 27c WIENERS, pound -29c HEAD CHEESE, pound 29c POLISH SAUSAGE, pound .......33c LIVER CHEESE LOAF, pound—35c SUMMER SAUSAGE, pound . 35c Babies Tove Its finer flavor. MASTER ZWIEBACK TOAST Superb "Maraschino Style" Red Cherries, Ounc«~ Bottle 9 Bango Yellow POPCORN PER PACKAGE 9 WALNUT MEATS SALE SPECIAL. 4-OZ. BAG 19 With Premium 2 Packages 230 CARNATION MILK TALL CAN . \ VELVEETA S SUPERB OATS, 3-lb. Carton . . . . . . I9c 1st Prize Egg Mush, 100 Ibs . . . $3.22 BRESKO DOG FOOD, 3-lb. Bag . . ,29c GERBER'S BABY FOOD Cereal and Inst, Oatmeal Per Package ... 13c Kellogg't RICE KRISPIES lie 3 Pound Can 690 Grapefruit Nice Size ' Seedless 45c Per ORAHOES Nice Sweet Juice Oranres Per Dozen, 26c APPLES All Purpose 29c GREEN TOP CflBROTS, 2 TT 1 60 IGEBERQ LETTUCE, YIUOW ONIONS, 3 Pounds,,.,,. 2fo Nancy Ann BREAD 110 P. ft G, SOAP PRODUCTS ...>.. Whol, H«. I8«

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