The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 8, 1943 · Page 6
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 6

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, April 8, 1943
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The Algona Upper DM Moinw, iSlBarta tapper lies; jMoftt 6 North Dodge Street J. W. HAGGARD & R. B. WALLER, Publishers HJntered as Second Class Matter at the Postofflce at Algona, Iowa, under act of Congress of March 3,1879 Issued Weekly President Vetoes Farm Bill When president Roosevelt vetoed the farm bill to advance farm prices last week we think that he met with general approval from the farmers of the middle west, who seem to be satisfied with the present prevailing high prices for their grain and stock, which are bringing more than they have for at least twenty years. Farmers who have been visitors to the Upper Des Molnes office during the past few months have expressed no dissatisfaction With prices and have more money to spend than for many years. It seems to us that it is more the demand of the farm lobbyists and the professional politicians in Washington than that of the dirt farmers. Receipts from a Kossuth county farm owned by this writer, last year jumped from about 6% to over 12%, and the farm is purely a grain farm without any stock. Not being a hog we could hardly ask for any more. Of course the big gain for farmers was in stock prices. Hogs right now are selling for more than for the past 22 years. Beef and poultry have also gone up over 50%. # * # The real cause of the gradually growing inflation has been the President's coddling of labor. And still the labor racketeers are demanding more and more wages, which so far as we have noted in the past, the president has weakly granted. The coal miners may have some justification for their demand for a raise of wages, we cannot say, but even they are receiving a wage of $7 or $8 per day. Of course in case they are granted a wage increase a goodly share of the increase goes to the union bosses, who are the ones whose agitation has caused the raise. * * * Notwithstanding "ceiling" food prices our grocery bills are steadily rising and just where the "ceiling" prices have failed the ordinary person is at a loss to know. It quite likely is for lack of proper enforcement. Of course the rising food prices are laid to the farmers by some, and this in turn gives the laboring man an excuse to demand more wages. The Bankhead bill is on the face of it a democratic measure, but is heavily supported by republicans, so is really non-partisan. It seems to us it is merely an attempt to force farm prices up in retaliation for the president's weak handling of union labor demands by President Roosevelt. If the president had the backbone to really "freeze" both labor and farm prices it would at once stop the "inflationary tornado," is our guess. let us protect the fofineifa present f*vor- able position, father than to commence tamper* Ing with It. ' * * * The present price* for whWt and corn Are satisfactory from a production standpoint. . , , The government Is going to do everything within Its power to see that the farmers have the labor and machinery necessary to harvest those crops. * * * The (war labor) board believes that If the ((little steel wage) formula Is broken now, It will start an Inevitable Inflationary spiral that would ultimately cancel out whatever gains labor has made, and place an Intolerable burden on widows and old folks with fixed incomes, and on teachers and unorganized workers In low- paid occupations. * * * It (the Bankhead bill) departs from the only practical basis on which any sound stabilization program can proceed . . . faithful adherence to the present balanced relationship between wages and prices. To change the present delicately balanced price relationships would not merely change, but Would jeopardize the entire stabilization program. * * * The Bankhead bill takes from the government the power to prevent very substantial increases in food prices. That is its only purpose. If by this bill you force an increase In the cost of the basic foodstuffs (. . . increase which might swell the cost of living more than B per cent, add more than a billion dollars to the consumers' food budget . . .) and as a result the national war labor board increases wages, no one can tell where increases will start or what those Increased wages will ultimately cost the farmers and all people of the nation. * * » It (the Bankhead bill) will make the winning of the war more difficult and gravely Imperil our chances of winning the peace. In submitting his veto the president called attention to some of the main reasons for the veto as follows: This measure is inflationary in character. It breaks down the barriers we have erected and which we must maintain in order to avoid all the disaster of inflation. * * * It is wholly inconsistent with our stabilza- tion program and, therefore, dangerous alike to our constructive farm policy and to our whole war effort. * * * The time has come when all of us—farmers, workers, managers and investors—must realize that we cannot improve our living standards in a period of total war. On the contrary, we must all cut our standards of living for the duration. * * * Wo can all have enough if do not try to get too much. * * * That income goal (parity) has been attained by the co-operating producers of all basic crops. This bill would go beyond the goal of parity income and give to these producers an unwarranted bonus at the expense of the consumer. * * * Farm prices grenemlly are above parity. . . . Thus the farmer, far from being worse off than he was in the last war, is substantially better off. But he will not remain better off if we set loose an inflationary tornado. * * * Farm income lias risen faster' than non- farm income, though both have risen substantially. . . . The average income of the farmer has risen approximately 45 percent more than the average income of the non-farm population. That $2 Raise for Coal Miners While we have always abhorred the racketeering methods of John L. Lewis, who ^t is understood has become a millionaire through Inciting honest laboring men to strike or make demands for more money of which he himself was the main benefl- ciary, we are compelled to admit that he made a strong showing last week before the senate war investigating committee In his demands that the coal miners of the country be given a flat $2 a day raise in their pay. The president of the United Mine Workers was In his best form and clashes between him and the members of the committee were heated and Lewis was easily able to hold his own in the arguments between himself and the senators. His plea for higher wages was made on account of the tremendous raise in the cost of living. He said he hated inflation, but he did not think it inflation to give the miners and their children enough to eat. He said that the freezing of food prices had proved a miserable failure and noted one item for example, that of common pork and beans which he stated has risen 300 percent although the price was supposed to be frozen. Of course we have most of us found out by this time that food prices have proved far from frozen and have steadily risen all over the country. Lewis said that the government was pouring billions of dollars into the treasuries of the United States Steel Corporation and other big industries while calling upon tHe worker to forego necessary wages. The "little steel" formula adopted last July, provides that wages may not rise more than 15 per cent above their January 1, 1941 level, to compensate for added living costs. He said that United States Steel will emerge from the war with all plants improved at the cost of the government, with millions laid away after payment of taxes, while the worker gets no such treatment from his government. "He can't replace his shoes and his work clothes at the expense of the treasury, and will find himself at the close of the war, older and dissipated in body and mind." The agreement with labor leaders, which Lewis claimed the war labor board had violated, was reached shortly after the Pearl Harbor attack, and pledged no strikes or lock-outs for the duration. He said that he had not said that the miners would strike if they don't get the terms they want. He said that he joined with the committee and all Americans in hoping that no work stoppage would be necessary. But after all John failed to tell the board what share of the demand for increased wages would go into his pockets, which are known to be wide and gaping. Mr. Farmer Our Yard Will Be Stocked With LUMBER This Spring and Summer BRING US YOUR BUILDING PROBLEMS AND KEEP UP YOUR BUILDINGS. Norton & Son Phone 229 RAVIHGS A Unit of Thl, -- A Llttl* of Th*t Not Much of Anything AtoVed out of the Apartment urday and now 1 dont have to w'otry about falling down any stairs of get all out of breath climbing the darn things whenever It's time to eat or go to bed. and I now live on the Main drag toward the east and right across the street from me lives Joe Bestenlehner and every time he sees me he makes faces at me and I make faces at him and he said he had a notion to move out of the neighborhood with 'me in it and he gets milk from the milkman every morning and maybe If the milkman would come earlier I could snitch a bottle off Joe's porch and I've got a double garage and now I'm looking around to buy another car because on account of there is room for two of 'em and I don't know yet who my neighbors ail are but they ain't got any horses or chickens for me to steal so I guess I'll get along O. K. —o— I hope to have a house warming in the near future and ask the neighbors all in to get acquainted and all they have to bring is their ration books and coffee coupons so I can put on a good feed for 'em, because on account Of I want to show 'em that we got furniture and a piano but it's a bltvout of tune and I didn't know there was so much to move and we have 2,009,030 pieces which we moved Including all the three knives and forks and it's a job to find places to keep things. I don't mind moving too much so long as the Mrs. does most of the packing and unpacking and all I have to do is carry the empty and papers out to thg cartons garage. And I find I'm a neighbor of Bill Daughan and he also threatens to move out, says> it's coming to a pretty pass when folks let me move into an otherwise good neighborhood and I didn't know that Bill knew I used to steal horses in the days When there were a lot of 'em and I saw Bill cut the cornel 1 and walk through my alley and he's got to quqit that, got to stay out of my to quit that, got to stay out of my he changes his mind about me moving. But when we have our housewarming I want BUI to be there and bring his Mrs. because on account of Tve hired Phil Kohlhass and John Uhlenhake of Whittemore to entertain with their zolophones and Bill'll like that. —o— I was formerly a neighbor of Joe Bloom's store, sort of lived above him so to speak, and he says hu can get along OK without me, doggone, and now I live where there's a sidewalk and I'll have to shovel snow next winter which ain't so good and Bill Steele said he wasn't going to come down and do any shoveling for me and neither is Eddie Shackelford or Nick Maharas nor any of the boys in the loop like they did last winter and I'm hoping maybe I can trade with the neighbors here, I'll sweep their walks in the summer time and they shovel my walks in the winter time. . o I moved into the house vacated by H. R. Cowan and there ain't no pasture so I can't raise any hay. Anyway H. R. says the pasture around the house ain't very good hay land anyway and I had to promise him I wouldn't cut the grove down for fire wood and which I won't because, on ain't go no ax. account of I And we have a telephone now so's my creditors can call me up and tell me to get busy and drop in and save a two-cent stamp sending me a dun and the number of the phone is 321, backwards of 123, and if ever and whenever you want to take me out and buy a glass of buttermilk for me just give me a buzz. I paid my box rent at the post office last week and I still don't like the color of the duns the post office boys put in my box and after I'd paid my box rent I didn't get a smidgin of mail for a week until the first of the month and then I got plenty—always do seem to be so darned popular the first of the month—I can't figure it out why they can't spread their duns but over a month Instead of shipping 'em all in the first every time. I'm going to take tt up with my cdtt- gressman and see If the boys in the P. O. can't get a beter color for their duns. —o— I had some nice visitors at the print shop Thursday while we were printing this famous family.maga- zine and here I was In my shirl sleeves and looking Uke an ordinary printer when I am a front office guy and the visitors were Wanda Steele and Gloria Steele, and Delia Ihsko and Delorea Insko and pel- mar Insko, and their teacher, Miss Frazler, was with 'em, and they go to school in Riverdale No. 6, and maybe they wanted to learn the printing game and they saw the press run and I set a line on the linotype and made myself just as friendly and hospitable as I could and not a one of those pupils were Dane, they admitted it, and they didn't offer to sing and I was glad to meet "em and hope they conic back again some time and I'll take time out and sing a Dane song for 'em. I didn't seem-to do so well In the city election last Monday week and I didn't sleep all night because on account of I worried because I d,idn't get a single vote and it looked like there were' a lot of liars in this town as I had been told by some of 'em they would vote for me and one guy said I didn't have enough whiskey to peddle and which I didn't peddle any liquors because on account of it's rationed and gone sky high in price and there aren't enough drunks in this town to even elect a dog catcher, and I was running for mayor, not dog catcher. Of course the men who were running for mayor had me beat, anyway, because on account of everybody knew 'em and I'm no; too well known by the electorate However, Tm going to run for senator next year and I'm starting my campaign early and there's more money in being a senator than in being mayor anyway. I repeat, there sure are a lot of liars in Algona about voting for me for mayor. The old school bell which rang up the sales of bonds on the Iowa State Bank last fall is back on the job and it has been clanging the good news steadily, consistently, joyously the past few days. Joe Bradley is responsible for that bell being borrowed in Humboldt county and he says it originally came from. Ireland and it s'ure.has kept a sweet good natured tone and I'd buy a bond right now if the boys in the bank would have some pretty girl pull the rope for ringing the bell and if I could help her, but what fun is it to buy a bond and then watch Ralph Miller, or Harold Gilmore or Roy McMahon yank the string. 'Last fall they had a pretty girl do the ringing and that helped as an incentive for we old guys'-to buy a bond and have her ring the bell with a pretty smile. But those guys, no matter how hard they try. couldn't begin to smile nice like she could. I'm for the bell, more power to it, but for gosh sake, why not have pulchritude and a smile do the ringing? The Lone Rock boys seem to be having a time of it getting shaved since the barber up there went west to make airplanes and Fred Flaigl was in town the other day and h needed a shave but .he said it wa a false alarm because on account o he had a safety razor and thei Monday Fred Schultz stormed inn town and he needed a shave but saw him hike for the ration boari office and they don't have shave up there because on account of i they did Bill McDonald would go his face fixed up and Ernest Jen sen, he's the Dane banker up there he hove into town but he had nice clean shave and wasn't looking for a barber and Alex Radig comei down here .occasionally but hi drops in on Saturday nights when it's harder to see his whiskers am then has 'em cut when he get; home. Yep, those Lone Rock boy; sure have one terrible time with their whiskers. Ledyard Vicinity hews Items Miss Beatrice Seifert is working for the veterinarian and his wife at Lake Mills. Mr. and Mrs. Ted Green and children and Miss Esther Green were Elmore visitors Saturday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. John Hagedorn of Elmore spent Monday at the August Knoner home. Mr. Knoner has been failing in health. Mr. and Mrs. Ted Brandt and children of Hollandale, Minn., spent Saturday and Sunday visiting at the Paul Gelhaus home. Mr. and Mrs. Leo Anderson and Donald spent Sunday visiting Mr. Anderson's parents, the Christ Andersons, at Albert Lee, Minn. Albert Brand was a business visitor at Armstrong Saturday afternoon. Mrs. Brand visited at the Martin Gabel home at Swea City. Mrs. Margaret Welch Thompson returned Monday to her home in Minneapolis after visiting several days with- her mother, Mary Welch. Mr. and Mrs. Martin Gabel and sons, Floyd and Darold of Swea City were supper guests Sunday evening at the. Albert Brand home. . Mrs. W. C. Dau, Billy and Evelyn of Algona, and Mr. and Mrs. Pete Enters of Swea City were supper guests at the Harry Schroeder ihome Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Albert Barnes and Buddy went to Baxter, Iowa, last week Friday to attend the funeral of Sandy and Bennie Subbe's mother-in-law, Mrs. Munn. Mr., and Mrs. Dale Thompson of Fairmont, Minn., are in charge of the C. &. N. W. depot at the present time and are-Jiving in the properly vacated by the Wm. Stubbes. Mrs. Albert Barnes and son drove to Stuartville, Minn., Thursday to help celebrate a golden wedding anniversary of Mrs. Barnes sister- in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Bushman. Mr. and Mrs. leo Anderson and Donald and Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Pingel were business visitors at Mason City on Thursday. Mrs. Law rence Pingel visited her mother Mrs. Ada Randall. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Surft and daughter of Blue Earth are spend ing a couple of days with Mrs Surft's parents, the R. E. Johnsons Mr. Surft is leaving for Oklahoma where he will be employed in a do fense project. Doris McDonald arrived home from Washington, D. C., Monday for a two weeks vacation. She has a position with the F.B.I. Joe Me Donald Is also expected home. He enlisted last November and has been stationed at Midland, Texas home of the world's largest bombardier school. Joe plays with the enlisted men's basketball league and also works at the post service club. \ Quiclc Service on FURNACE REPAIRS Expert work, r*Mpn«U« price* on repairi lor any make ol furnace. We'll help you be sure your furnace U kepi in good shape. The factory provides us with 24-hour- a-day service orf penuina re-iair parts tor Green Co'iy^l (iim--o~. NEW r&'£i*m*;@§? U nut pre»»nt lureaco U boyoctj ui» 5W"; ,V"i . cw * 3!1 bu * - Ask IK ttoul II. Laing & Muckey Pnone W N. Dodge St. ALGONA, IQWA CREEN COlOKIAl FURNACE SERVICE FENTON 4-H am HOLD MECT SATURDAY Lenten—The tfenton Forward 4« H Club met Saturday afternoon In the Methodist church basement. Ten members answered roll coll on "Tips for attractive luhoh boxes." "Analysing our school lunch" was led by the club leader, Mrs. Will Weisbrod. "Stitches" was given by the assistant leader, Ruth Dreyer. During the .business meeting the club voted $2.00 for the Ambulance fund Which will be made Up by Kossuth County 4-H girls. Victory gardens were discussed and "Chicks for 4-H girls" was also discussed. Each girl brought her own dinner pall lurtch. .Frances Bailey, teacher In Brltt, spent the week-end at the Frank Bailey home. Jtt. IflAHM. $felte* WWen Joan dfbVs t6 ttatftptdn 6uftd«y and spent the <f4jr at the Lloyd Psulldft ^ ' Due to Aft acute shortage of help and food we Aft forced to be Closed All day till further notice. We hope this will be only temporary. DERMAND CAFE UKC YOUR MEALTIME FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, APRIL 9 AND 10 ^**^"^ c5? 1 Pound Re-usable Glass Jar PURE Gooseberry PRESERVES Found Olass . 25c Morning Light PEANUT BUTTER Ounce Jar .. BUY JELLY GLASSES NOW! Butter Rationing is now an assured fact; and will continue to be rationed for some time to come . .,. this means an increased demand for jelly as a spread in every home ... be sure to have glasses on hand' and be prepared to make jelly in greater quantity than ever before when the season opens. \ 6-OZ. DOUBLE BUTT GLASSES BOZEN39c Superb MILK TALL CAN . 9c .Wheat Cereal and Inst. Oatmeal WMMMH MrntWHM LX f>Af> .nusrfjsansv: »I rCF 130 COUNCIL OAK GUARANTEED MEATS FRIED LIVER SAUSAGE 1 lb. liver sausage (sliced thick) 1 lb. onions, peeled and sliced Salt and pepper 2 tablespoons bacon drippings Cook sliced onions in bacon dripping! until tender (5 to 7 minutes) seasoning to taste. Ketnove to hot platter. Slice sausage into ^-inch slices and remove casing. Brown the sausage on both sides in the bacon fat. Serve as supper dish. Serves 5. SERVE WITH /Carrot and Spinach Salad PORK SPARERIBS 25c RING LIVER SAUSAGE - 24c BEEF ROASTS, pound SHOULDER STEAK, pound. 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