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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, April 1, 1943
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9 North Dodge Stffeet j. W. HAGGARD & Ft. B. WALLER, Publishers •fettered AS second Class Matter at the Postofflce at Algona, Iowa, under act of Congress of March 8,1879 Issued Weekly NATIONAL SDITORIAL-. Second Place, General Excellence, Iowa Press, 1MO First Place Award Winner. 1033, Iowa's Most Outstanding Weekly, Judged by State University of Iowa SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO.: One Year, In advance _ $2.00 Upper Des Moines and Kossuth County Advance In combination, per year $3.00 SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year, In advance $2.80 Upper Dea Moines and Kossuth County Advance In combination, per year _ $4.50 Sty the month ..._ _ „ 25c ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, pnr inch 36c is • r\ Want Ads, payable in advance, word 2c Iveeping L/OWn The Country Club Referendum The Algona Country Club last week sent out notices to its Members asking them to signify on a return card as to whether they were in favor of keeping the club in operation during the coming season or closing .up for this year, at least, on account of war restrictions and gasoline rationing. It was stated that the rationing board had agreed that the use of gasoline In driving to the Country Club grounds would be allowed. The members were warned that it would cost the club about $700, even if the grounds remained closed during the season. We were one of the charter members of the club when it was organized twenty-two years ago, and during the years have enjoyed the pleasure and good healthy exercise' that golf gives to young and old, but during this year which may easily be the most strenuous and bloody of any year in all hla- tory, while everyone is searching for the last penny to invest in war stamps and bonds, we feel that it would be a graceful act to forego the pleasure as well as the expense of golf. We have one of the nicest club houses and one of the most beautiful golf grounds in the state of Iowa in which there is universal pride and all will agree that they should not be allowed to deteriorate but should be kept in readiness for the happy days that we hope will come after the war. The result of the referendum had not been announced at the time this was written. RAVINGS A Llttlt of Thli - A LlHle of That Not Much of Anything "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 eternally to hold them." —Sergeant Alvin ¥ork, 1918 EDITORIAL COMMENT By J. W. Haggard Railroads In Wartime The railroads of the country have again came into their own under war conditions, and where " a few years ago, many of them were in the hands of receivers, now business is booming with all the roads. It is said that many passengers are forced to ride in day coaches, usually a number being forced to stand in the aisles for lack of seats. This is due to a great extent to the movement of soldiers from one point to another. The railroads have been vital in the war effort 5n many ways besides the movement of troops and material. During the past year they have collected enough scrap metal sufficient to build over 200 battleships, and also have turned over to the government one hundred million lineal feet of old steel Tails. Soldiers on furlough are granted reduced rates, and the roads are promoting the sale of war *ohds and stamps to its many employees. Railroads are contributing heavily to the support of the war through their tax payments. Records show that the roads of the country paid approximately $977,000,000 in taxes to the federal government last year. The Iowa tax of the Milwaukee railroad alone amounts to $499,205.34. This is computed on track mileage and in Kossuth the county receives from the Milwaukee road $5,044.64, the first half of which has already been paid to Treasurer Pearson. We have no figures on what the Northwestern railway pays the county in taxes, but it is perhaps a larger sum. The railroads seem to be playing their part in the war effort in an efficient manner and should be given full credit. The Iowa State Taxpayers Association has for many years been a power for the reduction of needless spending of the money of the taxpayers of the state. Last week the asociatlon warned the present legislature that unless the legislators change their apparent attitude on state appropriations they will authorize expenditures far in excess of those approved by the last general assembly. In a letter addressed to members of the assembly 'they said: "The people of Iowa have been assured by you and by us that every dollar of proposed state and local expenditures would be carefully studied, and everything not absolutely necessary to maintain essential services eliminated or postponed until after the war. * » * "There is throughout the state a growing apprehension that this determination' has weakened due to your entirely laudable desire to deal bountifully with one and all x x x x. "It is clearly evident that, unless there is an Immediate and decided change in the apparent attitude of the members of the 50th general assembly, We will wind tip with $2,600,000 to approximately $6,000,000 a year increases in appropriations for normal operating expenses of the state. "In addition to these state increases, we are listing proposed local governmental increases of about $600,000 plus aditional local taxes of $1,866,000." * * * Of course on account of the rising Wartime living costs it might be expected that the state institutions and salaries of employees may necessarily be increased, but extensions and matters of that kind should easily be deferred until after the war. Under the leadership of Gov. Bourke Hickenlooper, who has already cut off many thousands of dollars of needless state expenses we have been lead to expect that the legislature would not go far astray in handling the state money, and we are sure that has been the general trend in both of the Iowa houses. Gov. Hickenlooper has personally been responsible for cutting out much of the waste in state expenses. This republican administration has a high mark to shoot at in following the splendid reputation for economy in state matters set by former Governor Geo. Wilson, recently promoted to the United States Senate. Gillette Endorsed by Republicans f Humboldt Republicans Senator Guy M. Gillette Is becoming more and more of a favorite of the Iowa people. He constantly voices very sound and sensible political beliefs. He is not a follower of the New Deal. Tom Carmody over In Whitte more writes me a letter and say he is taking lessons from Chris An derson but he didn't Say whethe it Was lessons for singing Dane o whether It was lessons On a piccolo And Tom says there are only two Danes left in Whlttetnore, him and Chris, but he forgets Dr. McCreery who can say "skaat" and say 1 fluently. Of all the Danes in Kossuth county the fewest live in Whittemore and Tom thinks it's aboui time there was more Dane palaver over there. —o— Peter Larsen came down from Armstrong the other day and subscribed for the UDM and he says he's one of the Danes up there and now he's learned to read English and wants to practice on this paper because on account of the Englsh in it Is good and he hopes some day to sing in the Dane quartet and if he is as good a warbler as he is good looking he'd be a credit to the Dane musical organization. —o— This MoConnell man, who is now chief clerk in the ration board office since Howard Platt left, came down to the office the other day and I asked him could I have a B book and he says NO and I asked him could I have a C book and he says NO because on account of I didn't need to drive to Alaska and everyother thing I asked for he Just said NO and I'm getting used to this NO business because on account of the Mrs. also says NO every time I want to buy a butte milk. Outside of his "no" procli ities, hawever, Mr. McConnell ap pears to be a nice guy conslderin he ain't a Dane and I guess Pi going to get along with him OI And I can get along on my A boo for another week or two because o account of I can walk to Hbbarto when the, weather is nice, so speak. John Simon, Algona, has a nlc mustache and he's had it for foi ty years and he says it's no trie to grow one and he defies eithe Shierk, or. Schaap, or "Shum" o any other booster for the Itsy bltsj mustaches like Gene Schemel has to grow a crop of whiskers on hi upper lip like John's got and hi says forty years growing a nice mustache hasn't -hurt his health i durned bit and he will even taki me on with a catch as catch can match any time to show he's go muscle, mustache notwithstanding Those of you boys who are working hard to grow itsy bltsy whiskers please take note. Lloyd Wellendorf told me the other day that I wasn't so bad looking for an old guy and I wondered was it because he expected me to buy his coffee and which ] didn't because on account of I did not have a nickel, but Lloyd is a good judge of human nature and facial contours, and I give him credit for that. Purpo Our aim this year is to help the farmer such as this man pictured above—to help him produce the food stuffs and livestock that are needed to feed our armed forces and those nations that must be fed. You will find our yard full of lumber, building materials, paint, fence, barb wire, cement, sand or anything that will keep up the farm buildings. Bring us your repair and building problems, We will cooperate with you, your carpenter or find someone to build it for you. — SEE US TODAY — F. S. Norton & Son — PHONE 229 — H. E. Rachut of Burt (he's a banker up there) was in the office the other day and right off he asks me "How"re the democrats?" and I told him I was all right, but I'm asking how come he should drive clear down to Algona from Burt and just to find out how I was getting along and maybe it was because on account of he's going to vote for me when I run for the state senate from this district in 1944. Or maybe it was that he likes me and was worried about my health. Anyway some day I am going up there and draw my breath in his bank. —o— Jake Freeh is about to raise a lot of celtuse this summer and it's a cross between a celery and a lettuce and it's a way they let us grow celery and lettuce on the same stock and it's got that water 1 garden variety of Rev. Richardson beat a mile because on account of Jake only has to grow one stock to get two vegetables. And he doesn't have to drown 'em either, and after he's harvested a half ton of lettuce off the stock then he pulls the stock out of the ground and it is a perfect stalk of celery. And do I love celery, especially where it is hollowed and filled with a good cheese and besides that it's a good brain food and t can use u lot of that, so to speak. August Slagle was In John Kohlhaas' store the other day and he's got John all excited and het up about going out to farm for him this summer and maybe f can get some farm work there, too, because on account Of when I waa a kid X plowed corn with a team 'of mules but August says he ain't got no mules for me to drive and about that time Henry Johannsen came in and he bought a couple of hinges for a hog house and I can put them on because on account of Tm a good pounder with a hammer and a little while afterwards John and I got our heads together and we're going to work in a bank this summer because on account of we like banking hours better n farming hours. And I've geen writing about ebelskywer and Earl Sprague (he ain't no Dane) asked me the other, day "Say, what is all this eagle quiver dope you're wanting to eat ivith other Dqnes?" And it isn't lagle quiver, it's ebelskywer. an ain't got nothing to do with eagi quivering. Ebelskywer are pan cakes baked, to look like an egg except they 'ain't got no yokes, a o speak. Looks like I'd have t begin to commence to educate tha guy along some Dane lines. I went down to Des Moines Sal urday to see the Reese kid who' now in the army and about to b transferred to an Oregon camp an I knew the minute the bus enterei the city limits because on accoun of the streets are so rough and lost a collar button and the Mrs lost an.ear ring and •! had hopec the republican legislature would do something about smoothing up the streets but the city is still re publican as all get out and they believe in shaking the stuffing ou of a democrat who visits there am they keep the collar buttons ant ear rings that are lost and I fount out there are a lot of saloons in the capital city and I guess the law enforcers don't know anything about that hard liquor is sold over the bars by the drink and which Is agin the law and I went to a night club and I asked what 'did they have and they said they had everything and they mentioned martini, whiskey sours, scotch fizzes and straight or mixed and all they got for a drink was 50c and with just a thimbleful of headache in it and [ couldn't stand to be robbed that way because on account a guy can buy it in the Algona store cheaper n that and 1 walked out of there and didn't even spend a cent because on account of I didn't want a headache and the place'was filled with men and women and then I ;hought what a lot of war stamps could be bought with the money which was spent for liquor in a state where hard liquor is not supposed to be sold except by the iquor store. And Pm agin that sort of night clubs for the duration. Now if they'd get the price down o about a dime or fifteen cents- well, I might even reconsider. Took in a joint meeting of the lotary and Kiwanis clubs last Tuesday and I was a guest of D. Hutchins and when the chair- nan Introduced me there was a oud and enthusiastic "boo" most- y by Kiwanis and which indicates hat everybody knew my mug when hey saw it and Frank Zender, boss if the Kiwanis, and Mel 'Falken lainer, boss of the Rotarians, sat ide by side at the head table and hey seemed to get along OK with- ut a single "boo" and Fred Kent .nd Wen French sat at the head able and they didn't make any peeches and Melzar Haggard said e sure was glad I didn't have my iddle there to bother a good pro- ram and a Swede who knew his nions about inventions talked but was in English and it was a good alk and I wish somebody would eel sorry for me and ask me to the meetings ewi-y week and I am told mt the two clubs are planning on ombining their eats and programs or the duration and what are they olng to do about a program be ause on account of they won'1 ave time to make speeches be- ween the "boos." MRS. G. THOMPSON HEADS GROUP FOR LEDYARD U.S.W. Ledyard—Kossuth county is organizing an Iowa United Service Women of America unit for the purpose of compiling a War History. In World War I, records were begun but after the war many of them were lost, and so in War II it is hoped to have these records taken care of properly so that none are lost. Mothers, wives and parents are supposed to cooperate fully when called upon for any information regarding the boys,. This also includes any daughters or wives who have entered the service. Krs. George Thompson is chairman for Ledyard surrounding territory and her helpers on this committee are Mrs. Jack McDonald and Mrs. Edward Nuss. A special meeting was held at the club room in the library at Algona on Thursday for detailed instruction. (Raymond Winter and son of Lakota were Saturday visitors at the N. A. Pingel home. Joe Troft is seriously ill with pneumonia and was taken to the hospital at Blue 'Earth on Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Albert Brand attended a Farm Bureau meeting at the Swea City Community Hall on Tuesday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Warner of Bancroft are the parents of a daughter born Monday. Mrs. Asa daughters, Sharon Lee and Carlyn Ann of Austin, were last week-enc visitors at the D. A. Carpenter home. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Brandt and daughter of Hubbard are spending several days here visiting Mrs, Brandt's parents, the August Knoner*s. Mrs. Chas. Bashara entertained Mr. and Mrs. Chester Johnson and daughters and Mr. and Mrs.- A. Munyer, Mrs. Bashara"s parents on Thursday evening in honor of Thomas' third 'birthday. (Mr. and Mrs. Christy Hendricksen visited Thursday at the home of their son, Paul, near Blue Earth. In the afternoon Mrs. Henricksen attended a miscellaneous shower in honor of her niece at Blue Earth. Mrs. L. W. Wejmer is visiting this week at the LeRoy Anderson home in Radcliffe and at the John Tillmoney home In Ames. W. E. Weimer and Craig took her to Radcliffe Saturday evening and returned on Sunday. (Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Strand and Calvin went to Estherville on Tuesday to visit Mr. Strand's father. He was 91 his last birthday and is staying with his daughter, Mrs. Wolden. Mr. Wolden is superintendent of Ooleman hospital. The Ledyard-Lakota M. E. joint board meeting held at Lakota on last Tuesday evening was well attended by Mrs. Elvin Carpenter. Mrs. N. A. Pingel, Mr. and Mrs, Geo. Thompson, Mrs. Glenn Yahnfee, Mrs. .L. W. Weimer, Mrs. Glenn Burrows, Mrs. D, B. Mayer, Mrs, Jack Welfare, Mrs. Harold Ostnog, rlarold Granner and Fred Dutton from Ledyard. Warner is caring for them. I The Home Guard meeting was Mrs. Martha Gabel and Mr. and £2* J^ay evening at the Glenn Mrs. Wm. Stubbe moved last week to the Wm. Lange property,' formerly the Lars Skaar property. Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Sullivan and Mr. and Mrs. John Miller of Elmore were Thursday evening visitors at the Geo. Thompson home. Mr. and Mrs. Car} Noye* and Behse home. Those who attended were Mrs. I>. B. Mayer, Darlene Schroeder, Margaret Yahnfee, Ma*- ine Behse, Mary i»u Countryman, Stella Mae BVey, Beverly I<apft, Mrs. Ed Halvewon, Feye Berhow and Geraldine Monthei, The next meeting will be held at the Bernard kpoft home. UNION FRIENDS ATTEND DEGRAW HERE Union—A large number of Union friends attended the last rites for L. J. DeOraw at the Algona Prea- byterlan chufch Saturday, Mr. tie- Graw was the father of Mrs. Earl Taylof. Many Unlort Mothers and Daughters Club members attended and the club sent & floral spray and the neighborhood a beautiful basket of flowers. Mrs. Taylor and Mrs. DeOraW are both well thought of club members. They have the sympathy of the community. Mrs. DeOraw was Maty Dearch and Was raked oh a farm n Union township. ' Mr. and Mrs. Clalr Winkle te- celved a letter from their son, Wai- ace, who is' up on the fighting 'ront in Africa. They had not leard from him in several weeks. Their ration Is. tea and kidney pudding. His last letter was dated March 6. A telephone meeting was held at he home of Mrs. Will Dodds, Jr., secretary, Monday evening. Old officers were re-elected, H. A. Jates, president, and Mrs. Will Dodds, Jr., secretary. No lineman Was elected this year, instead each member was given a certain por- ^*r Jr;rvrJ^* ,* "^w*™" o»re f«palr whfen hecegMry. Thft Union Mothefg am! 6* artd ,8, wME,' an,fl Ethel Is cottntltuw* ft* in* commit!** a'nd kit w*ek. A What ffltt ***** I . » * Smith afttil mittla »y JMTaH6 Bode wlllxbe the program. Mary chet 14 MglaUnf hostdss. From wli^re I sit,», "Well," says Judgs Cunningham. "1 see they've got it!" ' "Got what?" 1 says. '. "Lo6k," beams the Judge. And he pulls out an article about a special kind o' He detector-an "alcoholometer" they call it" When a fellow gets haled Into court for doing mischief,;and' blames. It all on a "couple of beefs," this scientific machine proves whether just a "couple of beers" Is really the true answer. And o' course it isn't Because a conple of beers, enjoyed with oe Marsh f Honda, is a wny people keep out of trouble, not get into lit From where I sit, 1 certainly agree with the Judge, The fellow .with the alibi about a "couple of beers" Is reflecting on good citizens everywhere who enjoy a quiet glass of beer with their meals-slain' with their friends or just relaxing after a day's work. Moderate folks like that are entitled to consideration. No. 55 of a Strict Copyright, 1943, Brewing tnAutry Foundation STORES YOUR MEALTIME .FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, APRIL 2 AND 3 Superb Tomato Catsup 14-oz. Bottle 17c 10 POINTS Superb Queen Olives No. 26 Jar 45c NO POINTS Points Black Mission Figs Serve this delicious, wholesome fruit as sauce and in Baked Foods and Save your point ration stamps. Per Pound 150 Superb EVAP. MILK Tall Can 9c No Point* Superb Rolled Oats 3lb. Pkg, 19c Wo Point* COUNCIL OAK GUARANTEED MEATS Eat More Fish and Shore the Meat WHITING FISH, Pound I8c NORTHERN PIKE, Pound ....25c CODFISH, Pound Brick ......33c FLOUNDERS, Pound .25c PORK NECK BONES 2 Pounds IBw for 100 PER POUND POLISH SAUSAGE , ..340 Old Fashioned BEEF and PORK LOAF Per Pound . 340 BIG BOLOGNA .. 220 PER POUND PER POUND SUMMER SAUSAGE ,. 350 RING LIVER SAUSACE .Serve Hot or Cold Per Pound ,-,,.. .-T 240 ROASTED PEANUTS Heat In the oven and enjoy the thrilling flavor of Red Hot Circus Peanuts. ' POUND M . . BAO 250 EGG NOODLES Nothing i finer than Genuine Ere Noodles for "Stretching the Flavor" of meat and other rationed foods. POUND IB., CELLO BAQ v... I Off firs* Prize MEALY BEANS 2 **. I fix Baff . . I OjQ 4 Point* Superb Peanut Krush I6&....-M*' Miller's WHEAT 'FLAKES With Premium 2 £";..... 230 UNIT Makes cotton look and feel like linen. Package .,., 100 NO POINTS Large Sweet Prunes Use Big, Sweet California Prunes as a "Point Saver," 11 Servings of prune sauce to the pound. Per Pouno T .. I5c /DOUBLE-MIX Combine 1 pound of Butter, 1 Pint of Milk with "Double-Mix" and yon have 2 pounds of Butter, Per Package GERBER'S BABY FOOD Cereal and lost. Oatmeal Per Package .,,t3<? Disinfectant, Peodojizer, Cleanser and Bleacher Quart ....... .24c Gallon ,,,.,,, 55c EAT MORE CITRUS FRUJTSI , Citrus Fruit if the excellent Spring Tonic that contain* the Vitamin* §9 necessary to good health—See pw diiplay for big meaty orange* to iHce; ajio tinaller tigee f or juice, Note o«r value* in Seedtac Grapefruit* WINESAP APPLES, Ptun<|..,.. ,,, t ,lQf ICEBERQ LETTUCE, Urn Hud..,,.,,,,,,,, Ill QREEN TOP CARROT?, 2 Bunchei.,...,,,.,,(3o WAXED RUTABAGAS, 2 Pound*...,,,...,,, ~ Nancy Ann BREAD 24 COLGATE " f , * . » -fife Mil Brown W Into Win* BREAD 21 SST 110

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