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The Algona t?pp6r 1^8 MoiiiM, AlgQflA, low^ ApHl ^ fllgona IHpper 3ie* jltotae* 0 North Dodg« Street 1. W. HAGGARD & R. B. WALLER, Publishers Hbtered da Second Class Matter at the Postofflce at Al«otta, Iowa, under act of Congress of March 3,1879 Issued Weekly NATIONAL €DITORIAL_ ASSOCIATION Second Place, General Excellence, Iowa Press, 1MO First Place Award Winner, 1933, Iowa's Most 'Outstanding; Weekly, Judged by State University of Iowa SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO.! O*e Year, In advance $2.00 Dipper Des Moines and Kossuth County Advance In combination, per year $3.00 SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Tear, In advance $2.50 Upper Des Molnes and Kossuth County Advance In combination, per year $4.60 By the month - 26c ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per Inch 38c 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 eternally to hold them." —Sergeant Alvin York, 1918 EDITORIAL COMMENT By J. W. Haggard Senators Feel "Pinch of War" It seems that the joke was on members of the U. S. Senate the other day when they fell vtetims of the food rationing which they had so carefully figured out for the rest of us. When they repaired to the senate restaurant for dinner the other day they found that there was little or nothing to eat. The manager said that the restaurant had exhausted the points issued them. All that the eating place was serving was a small portion of butter, only a taste of meat and some vegetables. Poultry, although not rationed as yet is very hard to get, and it indeed looks as though the honorable senators are themselves at last feeling the "pinch of war." The trouble was caused from the fact that the ration points were rated from the amount of food used in December. This might have worked out all right, but for the fact that the senate was in session only half of that month and consequently used only about half of the usual amount of food. It may be that hard bitten Iowa folks who are going around with their belts drawn in to the last notch will not feel too badly about the venerable senators getting a real taste of their own medicine. Republican Presidential Timber Lately it has become more or less apparent that there is a movement on foot among the conservative old time republican leaders to "kill off" the candidacy of Wendell Willkie for the republican nomination for president next year. Former president Hoover and Alfred Landon, defeated republican candidate for president in 1936, are credited •with leading the opposition to Willkie's nomination. It is understood that neither Landon or Hoover are candidates for the nomination themselves but are anxious that the nominee should meet the conditions of the more conservative members of the republican party. While we consider both Mr. Hoover and Mr. Landon honest and able men, it is possible that they may have fallen a little out of step with the fast changing events during these war "times. We have always admired Wendell WHlkic •since he seized the nomination away from the politicians in 1940, and came so near to defeating President Roosevelt in his campaign for a third term. Mr. Willkie has stated, if we remember rightly, that he is a candidate for the nomination next year. Governor John W. Bricker of Ohio, has been put forward formally as a candidate for the republican nomination by the Ohio republican leaders and the state is understood to be solidly behind him. While Gov. Bricker's name is not very familiar to Iowa folks, he has a wonderful record in Ohio as a vote getter. He was first elected governor of Ohio in 1938 and has since been elected twice with increasing majorities. In the 1940 election the state showed its esteeem by giving him 385,000 majority, while Mr. Roosevelt carried the state by only 146,000 majority. Ohio, as well as New fork, Is considered a key state In a presidential election. It is thought that both Mr. Hoover and Mr. Landon could go along with Oov. Bricker. in Iowa it Is understood that such old.line republicans as ex-Senator L. J. Dickinson and many other leading republicans feel very friendly to Gov. Bricker's candidacy. He Is not an Isolationist, The "Lame Ducks'* Some of the old line republicans are getting all "net up" because they say that a great many of the "lame duck" democrats are being given Important jobs after being defeated for re-election at the last election. Former Senator Herring and Nels Kraschel of Iowa are now both holding $10,000 government jobs. Because a man is defeated at the polls does not necessarily mean that he Is not a capable man. In fact It is too often true that the best man is the defeated. candidate. In the case of Senator Herring we think he Is perhaps the most competent man that could have been found to give a little practical common sense to the rationing and price administration. But It Is the old story of the "outs" trying to get something on the party In power. The republicans took care of their lame ducks when they were in power just the same as the democrats are now doing In their turn. E. K. Pitman in his Northwood Anchor, (a good republican, by the way) has this to say about the situation. * * * / Herring and Kraschel are two of the examples we personally know about—Iowa lame ducks. But they are only two of the defeated officials who are now on the government payroll at from eight to ten thousand dollars a year—and more. Congressman Prentlss Brown became head of O.P.A. "Josh" Lee of Oklahoma, who had no special training in air problems, is now at the head of the Civil Aeronautics Board. Defeated 'Representative Houston of Kansas is a member of the National Labor Relations Council. There is nothing to indicate that he knows much about labor but he "always voted right" on New 'Deal measures. Ex-Governor Olson of California Is slated for some important position although he was defeated in a most humiliating manner in the 1942 election. Other political appointments have been made by the President and all have "stuck" except that of Tammany Flynn for the Australian "special ambassadorship." That was too rank for the senate to stand. It does not follow, however, mat men defeated at the polls are not good men for their jobs. Prejudice and dislike blind many voters to the merits of men or women seeking elective office. In such cases it is entirely appropriate for appointive officers to seek their services. But what are we to think when Herbert Hoover, who knows more about feeding the hungry in foreign lands than any other man in the nation, is completely ignored while New Dealers are landed In important posts with no particular knowledge of the public work they are supposed to perform? The situation is admirably pointed out in the New York Times by Arthur Krock who says: "The wartime records of the United States do not reveal that the practice of lame duck appointments was ever followed so extensively in an hour of crisis, or the prima facie lock of qualifications of the lame duck appointees was so outstanding." It seems much worse since Hitler and the Japanese are fairly close while the 1944 elections are still more than eighteen months away. Opinions of Other Editors Very Good, Mr. Cowles uEstherville News: Gardner Cowles, the Des Moines newspaper man who now is devoting his time to duties of the office of war information, has just shaken up the bureau with the dismissal of 100 workers and has effected other economies that will save the federal government $400,000 in one year. This a very petty saving when mirrored agaim-t the total national debt or the treasury's spending for a year. But if the OWI, an entirely new organization, can save nearly a half million dollars in the domestic budget alone then it is plain that should all bureaus and departments slash expenses proportionately the cost of the war and the expense of government could be reduced many millions of dollars. We are proud that a newspaper man has shown official Washington the pattern of what most newspapers have been preaching (unheard) for many years about thrift. Washington can save enough paper now being wasted to prevent curtailment of necessary civilian use, It can contribute many m<m for the armed services who are merely clogging the busy capital with their unneeded presence and the taxpayers can be saved millions. Mr. Cowles is to be congratulated on his good business management. * * * Rotten Waste of Manpower •Decorah Journal: The millions of governmental employees handling the regimentation and regulation of industries and wasting much of the time of millions of business executives and workers appears to us to be the greatest waste of manpower that could be worked out. The centralization and control of government in Washington with people in .charge who can know little- of the problems of the Middle West and West is not the local government that Washington, Jefferson, Jackson, Cleveland and Wilson fought for. WARTIME TUN took TUNE UP your car this spring. A long, hard winter—with slow driving plus limited driving—has been heavy punishment. Get a 10 Star Wartime Tune-up—expertly designed for 1943 driving conditions, if 1—Transmission and Differential. Drain. Install sturdy summer grade Standard lubricant, if 2—Battery. Check, add water, 'recharge if necessary. -Ar 3—Cooling System. Drain and flush radiator, add rust preventive. Drain heater. Check hose and fan belt, if 4—Chassis Lubrication. Wipe off all fittings and apply fresh Standard lubricants. * 5—Crankcan. Drain, flush, refill with summer grade Iso-Vis. Check oil filter, ir 6—Appearance-Protection. Wash, polish. Wax the body and bright metal. Remove spots from upholstery, if 7—Front Wheel Bearings. Clean and repack. if 8—Gas Saving Service. Air cleaner: clean and re-oil. Spark plugs: clean and regap. if 9—Safety Service. Check lights, clean lenses; inspect wiper, ic 10—Tins. Inspect rubber, rims, valves, etc. Check need for replacement or recapping. (Maintain wartime pressure—32 Ibs. Switch •> as needed.) e> A nation on wheels is a stronger nation. Help keep America on wheels. * Buy more War Bonds and Stamps. Drive under 35—share your car. OIL It AUM UN1TION. .. Vtt IT WlULl YOUR STANDARD OIL DEALER IS CAR CONSERVATION HEADQUARTERS RAVIHGS to R£ES£ A Lltilt af This - A LlHlt of That « Not Much of Anything I've gathered my farming tools and now 1 can go to town with my victory gafden % and for which I arranged with the Jaycees but they don't promise to help any and It's up to me to do do all the hard work which the Mrs. doesn't - get done and I've got two hoes and If any of you birds who claim to be so all- fired friendly want to prove that friendship come on down some let you hoe the onions and I am night and give me a lift and I'll writing a note to all my neighbors and asking them for help In my garden and now we'll see how deep :heir neighborly love for me really is. I've also got a lawn rake, one of those measly wire things which my extensive muscle always bends and I'd sure like to have somebody come in and wield (t on my lawn. I find that Bill Barry, SA, IB one of my neighbors and I aaked him what did he say about my moving nto his neighborhood and he said he hadn't said anything but he sure had, thought a lot and I am wondering what the heck he means jy that. Carroll Johnson was down from 'alrmont Saturday' and he lives there now and he's quit selling jasollne and he used to run the Midwest station here and he is a Norwegian yet among all. those' Minnesota Swedes but he says he s getting so he can talk pretty ;ood Swedish and can even say 7,777 seasick women" in Swedish so it sounds like Louis Thoreson can say It and which is going some and while Carroll was here Saturday he double parked and the police department tagged his car md I would have gone his bail jut I had just paid my grocery >ill and so Carroll had to do the digging up himself which was just ough luck. —o— I met Loo O. Wolfe from Titonka he other day and he used to run the paper in Titonka for many years and so he talked my language and it wasn't Dane and he said I should visit Titonka because on account of they had some good Danes up there and one time in the days when he was printing he got so he could understand the jargon 'air to middling but he never was :oo much good at Dane singing so le stuck with the English and I met Leo in the sheriff's office but Art Cogley said Leo wasn't under arrest but he'd be glad to show me ;he inside of the jail and in which I ain't interested and neither was Tlhat Boy Bjustrom guy told Sans Beenken, of north of Wesley, the other day that I was the guy who wrote all that nutty stuff in the UDM and Hans said he read it and now that he'd seen me he could understand why the bunk was a lot of bunk but just because his name was Hans didn't mean he was a Dane and he thought It wasri't fair of me to be bragging about being a Dane and which might embarrass the Danes and who aren't nuts like I am. Now what do you think about that? Heard a couple of high school students talking In a drug store one day and they were discussing the forthcoming junior-senior banquet and It looks like that was going to be a swell affair and they have to wear uniforms, "formats" I think the student said It was, and they're going to have a big feed and dance and which is all fine even if, as one kid said, his sister was going to have a heck of a time digging up $12 for a formal and which maybe she'd wear a couple of times and another dress for the same 'money she could wear a lot of times and then one of 'em spoke up and said, "Yep, I'm not too hot for It being done on so big and extravagant a scale because now we're having a war and we are told to hold in on -buying things only just what we need and I'd rather the 'banquet was just made Into a regular sort of party where kids didn't have to come to show off fine clothes and then have a sort of a lunch and a dance and so forth." And I am one of those old fashioned guys I guess because on account of I thought that boy had something there, especially this year, and with a lot of parents on whom all of this added finery would be darned Inconvenient, so to speak. I remember in the old days the kids -didn't have to wear uniforms' to junior-senior banquets or any school activities but of course that was a long time ago and now that'd be old fashioned. I sure don't care what the uniforms may be at the banquet but I know several parents in Algona who would feel much happier about it if it was decided to make the 'banquet a patriotic gesture instead of a dress parade and stuffing contest with this war going on 'n everything. Don Wilson, he's one of the teachers in the high school, was coming down the main drag and he had his right arm stuck into his coat and if he'd had on a three- cornered hat I'd have thought Napoleon was with us again and he was walking alongside Alf Krescn- sky and I asked Alf was it Napoleon and Alf said it wasn't and Don said he couldn't talk French and he didn't have an army in the first place hut he's going to keep his right arm dangling along his side from now on because on account of he doesn't want to be like Napoleon nor have folks think he is Napoleon and Alf said he didn't want to have anything to do with Napoleons. Just met Dr. L. W. Fox and he's AUNT Helpful Hints MEAL PLANNMa - COOKDfG - SEWING In the spring every woman's ;houghts turn to the subject of louse cleaning. There is no need .q view this situation with alarm, 'or house cleaning doesn't create the general confusion in the home t once did. New types of cleaners, soaps, and tools, as wel as more practical furniture and wall cover- ngs, have changed that. Now it is a matter of keeping the house clean rather than the general up-heaval of an all out cleaning week. It is fascinating to watch the speed and efficiency of hotel maids as they fly about the rooms making every move count. Always they are armed with a good-sized flat basket filled with tools and supplies for their work. Why not carry this dea out in the home and develop one of your best time and foot savers? Into this basket you might put oiled dustcloths, soft cloths for pol- shing, liquid and paste wax, cleaner for spots and glass, a can of mthroom cleaner and a pair of (rubber) heavy cotton gloves. The home-maker has to decide what cleaning helpers are best for ler own particular wall-coverings, rugs, chairs, etc. Therefore the sug- jestion that before you plunge into wholesale cleaning you try your cleaning agents on some hidden spots and learn how to use them for perfect results. Cleaning Walls 'Painted Walls—Can be washed with mild soap suds. Rub dry, lightly, using a straight up and down motion. Soiled spots may need a fine non-abrasive cleaner, rinsing well after using. [Walls marked with crayons can be cleaned by rubbing gently with a dry crust of rye bread. Use a light even stroke. Woodwork — Wash woodwork with a paste of mild soap and water, then rinse thoroughly with slightly warm water. Wash only a small place at a time, then rub until dry. A /weak solution of ammonia added to the soap and water helps if the wall is badly soiled. Use kerosene for a smoky ceiling. Blanket Suggestions—All waters in which blankets are washed should be of the same temperature. The final rinsing: water should be a trifle soapy, to make the blankets light and fluffy. When washing wool blankets try drying them on the curtain stretchers, which will keep them nice and straight and prevent shrinking. When linoleum gets torn on the edge, immediately put a strip of adhesive tape on the underside and it will tear no farther. When rugs turn up on the edge or at the corners, paint with a thick paste made of boiled starch and keep perfectly flat until dry. Highly polished furniture will retain its fresh look if washed occasionally with soft cloth dipped in barely warm water and dried with a chamois wrung cut of cold water, then rubbed with furniture polish. Heat or Steam—White rings on furniture caused by placing hot dishes on the varnished surface may be rubbed with a damp cloth which has been sprinkled with a few drops of ammonia. This should be followed by a good waxing and polishing of the spot. Vaseline left on the spot overnight is a good remedy too. Aways rub and polish lightly with the grain of the wood. When silverware becomes tarnished soak in sour buttermilk for 24 hours and it comes out looking like new. This is fine for zinc fruit jar caps when they get dingy. Wash them in warm soapsuds and dry well. To remove coating from inside the teakettle, dissolve a tablespoon of borax in a kettle full of water and allow to boil an hour. Washable wall paper,' such as is used in bathrooms, is an excellent substitute for oil cloth for covering cupboard or pantry shelves, and is much cheaper. It may be held in place with thumb tacks or cut wide enough to come over the edge of the shelf and be pasted down. All Upper Des Moinea want ads run a second tune free In The Saturday Shopper. ftoUfiellmirt In the foufthwafd and he extended to Me ft pef'Ddnal invitation to come on *>vef into the fourthwafd and he'd see to It thaj my neighbors would fell' fee for me and that Was fine of him and he said there were a few Danes In hid ward and by me coming In there it would just Add that much to the eminence of his ward and now If thef6 is somebody there will rent a house for me and pay the rent for six months 1 I'd be inclined to accept Dr. Fox's kind invitation, tit maybe 1 could move In there and the Mrs. could live where we are now and so the neighbors in both wards would be happy, so to speak. Fred SchtilU breeaed In here the other day and because I wasn't scrubbing the floor, washing the windows or carrying out the ashes he made up his mind t never did anything and here I'm the busiest man In Algona, put In more hours grinding during the' 24 than any other man, -be he Swede, Dane or Irish. And Fred made It Clear that he couldn't sing for sour apples and that*s how come his Mrs. raises singing canaries so they drown out Fred's mellifluous tonal efforts. And now O. A. Laata Is bragging about how he can beat me In a foot race since he's about all healed up with the fractured leg he got last winter, and he's about to discard his crutches. But what I'd like to know Is how come these birds always want to run a race with me, maybe 'because they know I don't have much wind except what I use to blah blah and run off at the mouth with, and not good for rac L Ing purposes, so to speak. I went out to >Plum Crfeek center school house Friday night and sawed off some tunes on the fiddle as Floyd Bode had asked me to and I had one heck of a time getting there because. on account of I had never been in Plum Creek before and I drove off on the wrong road and landed in the yard of Claude Seeley and he wasn't home and I asked the hired man the way to Plum Creek Center school and he said I was close to Bancroft and I'd have to drive north a bit and east a mile and south a mile and I told him I was lost and he said O. K. just as if he was happy about If and it was Louis Oatt&n Aftd he didn't know me and 1 wound around the hills and date* and creeks .but never saw a darn plum and t don't know yet where the people out there get the name be* cause ,6tt account of there ain't no plums and 1 Sawed my head off and the old fiddle responded and BUI St. Calf made a speech about the 4-H boys and he's no slouch orating either ana Harry Schoby was there and he said my fiddling wasn't bad. And after I tortured the folks Mad been cdmpfeted by the 6the* folk* they, served, <iofree and attfcakei and doughnuts And every dougH- nut had ft hole ih it and, m 1 cduidn't eat any of 'em t«w», on account bf these MoleijahMip fhhke me sick and William 2elglef had a big coffee pot and he did the pouring and he's good at it, too, and it t ever have to go to school again I'd like to go there because there are a tot of nice folks live out that way and 1 could go plum nuta about living there even If there ain't any plums. miniiiimiiiiiiiiiiiliiiiiiiiiiinrtiniPiiiimtMHimmw W/4S AKBQR DAY tNAUGU&ATED, Time now to think about cleaning and storing your fur coat. Llk Gleaners^Jurners PHONE 330 • OPP. POST OFFICE - ALGONA,IOWA uiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii ANSWER IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIHII . Arbor Day was Inaugurated in 1872 by the Nebraska State Board of Agriculture. iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiuiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiHiiw VICTORY 24 hours a day on farms and rails You're our neighbor, Mr. Grower. We, oi The Milwaukee Road, know how much you're doing to make your land, your animals and your, machinery more and more productive ior the war effort. • We realize that 24 hours'feake too abort a day, in these times, in which to accomplish all you'd like to do to make victory quick and sure. We're on a 24-hour-a-day Victory Clock schedule, too. We have to keep trains moving. We have to provide car space when and where shippers want it. We have to worry as you do, about weather and manpower, storage facilities and equipment. But these situations we can and will meet. To you, who grow food, feeds and fibers we offer thfcj cervices of our experienced Agricultural Agents whose work is geared to cooperate with farmers and national, 1 •tale and local organizations. These activities are directed toward reaching the "Food for Victory" goals by helping to solve problems of production, processing and distribution. Your interests and ours are alike... they spring from the land. • The 24-hour Victory Clock is inexorably ticking off doom for our enemies. United in- backing our fighting men with food and^ transportation, we will hasten the hour oft unconditional surrender. THE MILWAUKEE ROAD 11,000-MILE SUPPLY LINE FOR WAR AND HOME FRONTS • in O«» of America'! Rallroadi—Ali Ualltd for "' r You don't go "tearing off" the miles, and you hate tearing off ration coupons, too, You'd think your low speed and mileage would almost do away with engine wear, But the products of combustion —always hanging back in the cylinders after stopping—contain acids that nibble at metals! Engine adds are nothing new, only they couldn't do their worst when interrupted by frequent use of your car and fast driving, instead of staying in your inactive engine for days. Short, slow, in* frequent runs don't help much .to dean acids put. So now when you're not even ewe of getting any needed replacement parts, make sure you muzzle acids as well as you can, by keeping you; engine's insides OIL-PLATED, You know of plating being used to resist such corrosion as rust, for instance. And to resist acid corrosion, have your engine oi^piATBD-^quickly-^ —simply—economically ^-by changing this Spring to Conoco N«« motor ott^patented, It in* eludes a great advancement in synthetics, invented to maintain OD>PLATINQ up and down your engine's inaidee, during many hours or days when such resistance against acid can help. Your Spring oil change is a "must," but the worst acid effect^ are not —not when you get Conoco N^» motor oil. Continental Oil Co, CON 0 CO m+ummmwHt

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