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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, May 13, 1943
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V- Alton*, ttofter Des ftfdtof. Aiitttti, lewa, lift 13, ^fcji^^j^^^ omen Fridty „....., Lakota^.M6SdatWfe8 <l. |." fel* 6arhp, E. O. SauSf, ChfifleS fcflt- knfecht and tfohft H6etland Were J9(ffon* ffitoet? He* jttoitte* 9 North bodge Street V J. W. HAGGARD & R. B. WALLER, Publishers, Entered as Second Class Matter at the Postoffice at Algona, Iowa, under act of Congress of Mar. 3, 1879 Issued Weekly i - T - - , - — — « -NATIONAL EDITORIAL- SSQCiATION Second Place, General Excellence, Iowa Press, 1940 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 $2.00 Upper Des Moines and Kossuth County Advance in combination, per year $3.00 SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year in advance $2.50 Upper Des Moines and Kossuth County Advance in combination, per year $4.50 By the month 25c ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per inch 35c Want Ads, payable in advance, per word 2c EDITORIAL COMMENT By J. W. Haggard One Man's Opinion It does seem silly some times for us fellows on the war sidelines to sit at home and criticize the conduct of the war in any particular, but even the most humble citizen is supposed to have a brain and it is the American way to voice their opinions. It is said that there are now 7,600,000 now in army service and several million more men are being asked for by the government. Only a few hundred thousand men are on active duty and the rest of the service men amounting to perhaps six or seven million men, most of whom are now fully trained, are loafing around the many camps in this country, willing and anxious to fight but with little prospect of active duty. These men have been taken from the farms and business places of the nation and in many cases industries and other business places have been obliged lo suspend operations for lack of help. The vital business of food production has been badly crippled by taking the young men from the farms. It would look more reasonable for us to halt the induction of men into the armed service until the several million men now fully trained and who are wearing themselves out with anxiety to do something are put into action. If their active service is not possible after a year's training for military duty they should be sent home to do a little work on the home front. We cannot help but feel that the military men of the country who are asking for an army of ten million men have an eye out for their own importance in heading such an immense army. Until a few of the millions oC men now trained and waiting have been placed on the battle fronts it would seem the course of wisdom to slow down the induction of men now so vitally needed on the "home front." However, as Earl Hall of the Mason City Globe-Gazette has remarked, this is "only one man's opinion." bone players In the Navy now,** he said. The boy'* knees sagged; then the PhM relented—"Oh, well, I guess one mote trombone player won't make any difference," and the boy was happy again. The Algona boy of 17 of who went off to war wearing his Boy Scout hat and Shirt > . < to arrange for a talk and movies of the Navy and find the meeting was for deaf and dumb people . . . selling advertising for cooperative Navy ads at . $25 and $50 a signature In the R. & T. . . . discovering that some college boys with a fresh de* gree really think that is the key to everything, including an admiral's rank in the Navy ... to have a group of Sea Scouts ask you at their meeting to tie some Navy knots ... to find yourself appearing on the program of a D.A.R. session . . . to find that you can, if you have to, run a mimeograph machine and that your artistic soul comes to the fore in cutting stencils—oh, it takes a lot of things to fight a war that you don't think about at first. * * * Much could be written about the advent of WAACS into Des Moines, but what's the use? It certainly changed things, including hotel and restaurant rates, service and quality . . . but the men at the station are more interesting. * * * John Miler, who once fought and beat Joe Louis (back when) dubbed "Military Miler" by his shipmates, even if the ship was the old P.O. in Des Moines . . . Chief Gallagher who told of sprinting for the dock in a Chinese port to catch what he thought was the last liberty boat back to ship, leaping to the boat's deck as it left the wharf, only to find he was slam bang in the middle of a Chinese junk taking the day's refuse out to sea to be dumped overboard . . . Yeoman Rine, who had his strawberry farm nicely under way, only to get called back into the fleet reserve . . . Thomas and McGrew, the newspapermen from Dows and Hawarden . . . Knapp, ensign, whose loyalty to the U. of Indiana athletic teams was unparalleled ... the "skipper," Lt. Cmdr. Truman Jones, who said he'd never heard of Algona before a year ago, and now can't get to sleep Bights for thinking about it, due to his constant reminders of what a fine place Kossuth county is ... Pharmacist Tommy Hall whose mere presence stepped up feminine heartbeats . . . and many others, all fine fellows. * * * Many folks in this area know Chief Machinist Mate Lee Branum, from the Spencer recruiting station—he's going to sea the latter part of this month. So is Merle Pratt, and Bud Aman, George Miller and dozens of other Kossuth boys have been in the middle of things for months . . .including Jimmy Bishop with a Marine fighter squadron . . . when you buy war bonds, you're buying them to give those men the stuff they need to fight and win and come home—it's worth it, isn't it? * * * The recruiting phase is over for your undersigned correspondent—now round two begins. It it, hoped the rounds don't run too high, and that the knockout comes quickly—for the other side ... it will be a pleasure to resume this column as a regular task, to "shoot the breeze" up and down the street, and to live life as it should be lived. But nobody is going to live that way until this war is won. —hasta la vista, RUSS WALLER. RAVINGS kv REESE A LlHl« of Thl..- A LlrlU of Th«t« Not Much of Anything Opinions of Other Editors Pleasure Drivers Put On Spot Those Kossuth county folks, as well as auto drivers all over the state of Iowa, who have been burning up gas on pleasure trips are going to be in for trouble if caught out on pleasure trips a little too far away from home in the next few weeks. A state-wide drive has been announced -•by Iowa OPA officials to crack down on pleasure mechanlc ov er there can only earn $10 for a ,60- driving in violation of mileage regulations. Car ""'"'' W " "" '"""" h °"" " ' '" owners driving without gasoline ration stickers on their windshields will be apprehended, and the B and C card ration holders whose cars are found at pleasure resorts and places of amusement too After The War Is Won Riirgsted Dispatch: When this war is won our troubles will begin. Uncle Sam will ibe in a heck of a fix. He cannot keep borrowing money forever any more than can a farmer pay $2,000 a year interest, taxes and cash expenses with a $1,000 a year gross income. We cannot sell fat pork to hungry Europeans on a $15 on the hoof basis when a skilled hour week. We no longer have a monoply on airplanes and autos. Britain is doing far better than we in ships, airplanes and tanks considering population and raw materials. The Russians are putting the screws on Hitler mechanically and Hitler was the top war mechanic only three years ago. He was far from their home base will have to pay the tne onl y b °y wh ° promised his people an improved penalty. Supplemental gas rations for occupation- Ford for 40 ° marks doing 60 miles on a gallon of al use prohibit more than ninety miles a month """ ""'" ™" J ~ "' ~—-'^ '" ' .... for pleasure driving. It is understood that a number of the pheasant hunters who came to Kn-t suth county this sorine from -, ri;=t I • f miles or more WP^ 1 H t dlstanc e of n.nety nines or more, were mad? to surrender their B ration cards. A person might think that at least •^ amount of the meat rationing one should be :-afflovved to go out and shoot a few pheasants and help relieve Ihe meat shortage. But OPA officials .say fit can be presumed that a driver found at places of amusement more than 90 miles from gas. The Fords of Detroit will have something to shoot at after the war. Organized labor may have to work for 10 cents an hour while the farmer will sit pretty eating his own ham and eggs if he Is out of debt with a few dollars for emergencies in the piggy bank. * v * The Submarine Menace iEstherville News: No news is not always good news, when it concerns the present news policy of the administration. The public might be led to believe from the absence of reports on merchant .his home is violating the regulations. Cooperation sinkings by U boats that the menace had passed, -of :all iSheriffs, police forces and the state high- ut from a senate report lt ls learned tnat the A*><* V«8/ patrol has been asked by OPA in apprehending offenders. Violators will be haled before their local rationing boards to show cause why their gasoline ration should not be suspended. The drive against black market use of gasoline has been ordered throughout the nation by Prentiss cargo and passenger ships in Henry Kaiser and all the other shipbuilders could launch. It is a false sense of security that the censorship has given us. The Germans haven't been deceived, but we have. The submarine war has been to Germany's advantage and we still are seeking the answer to the problem. M. Brown, national OPA administrator. EDITOR'S NOTE And now we pause i'or a few words from our sponsor, Old "Odds & Ends," who has been on leave of absence from his duties on this paper for the past eighteen months in the armed service. Lt. Russ Waller of the U. S. Navy. * * J. W. Haggard Spending nearly 17 months in Des Moines can he a long time . . . Ask T. C. Hutchison—his weeks during the legislative session made him head for Algona every chance he had . . . however, when your correspondent went into the Navy Dec. 20, 1941, he understood that he went where and did what he was told, so Des Moines it was . . . only if the city dads would flush down the streets in the summer, and if the city burned a different type of less-sooty coal in the winter, it would be a much cleaner place. * * * About 20,000 Iowa men enlisted in the Navy in 1942 ... a great many of them were Kossuth county boys. The recruiting staff itself is a great jutfit of fine fellows . . . they came and went, as orders came thru. The Manchester lawyer went into Naval aviation, as did the Sioux City machinist, the ex-court reporter who pounded a typewriter like the firing of a machine gun . . . the old-line regular Navy chiefs who like nothing better than to tilt back a chair and spin a yarn of China or Brazil or Timbuctoo. The boys suspect that WAVES will take over nearly everything, however, within a short time, which is as it should be. * * * There were many incidents, humorous and otherwise . . . the Pharmacist Mate who spotted a young fellow with a trombone case. "What you got there?" he asked. "A trombone," said the boy. The PhM shook his head sadly—"To many trom- Earl Hall for Governor Decorah Journal: Independence in political and other views is an asset. Earl Hall is a strong republican—-and has been considered as timber for the Republican gubernatorial nomination, but Earl thinks clearly, concisely and sanely and produces one of Iowa's best and fairest editorial pages in the Mason City Globe Gazette. Hidebound party adherence gives one warped views. Earl is not guilty of that. * * * Do Business At Home Humboldt Republican: The Humboldt papers want to do their share in the work to win the war, but recently refused advertisements to draw farm labor away from this vicinity. Also they recently refused advertisements to induce the local farmers to borrow money from government agencies instead of from the local banks. In both instances representatives of the federal agencies were very "sore." It's too bad, but the local papers do not see how they can help it. This section of Iowa needs every farm hand it can muster. Also our banks are bulging with money. Anyone with fair security can borrow all he should have. Why transfer all our business to Washington, D. C.? Why not let the local people do something more than buy bonds? * * * The "Pinch of War" Ackley World: It just isn't easy to figure out; sometimes. The government expects everybody and everything to "produce more," but the amazing thing is, however, that many businesses have been forced to fold up and quit because so many obstacles have been forced to fold up and quit because so many obstacles have been put in the way of business that it is impossible to continue production on the standard of former years. In the automobile line alone many business concerns have been forced out for the simple reason that they cannot sell. Their working crews have been forced to take other employment, if obtainable at all; gasoline service stations have been forced to quit; meat markets have been put out of business, and not a few owners are asking the question, "Who's next?" Operating expenses continue; receipts have been ruinously reduced. Every line of business feels the effect of the other's curtailment. Automobile dealers have been among the largest users of newspaper advertising space; followed by auto-tire firms, such as Gladstone, Goodrich, U. S. and others. Daily and weekly newspapers show the effect of such curtailment. The lumber and building lines, hardware dealers, have been dealt staggering blows. Vacant store-rooms are common to every town. Taxation has increased. Not every business concern has a 'big cash surplus; some live on the week's sales. War always brings distress, fcut no such distress as U now being experienced was felt during the first World War. t went up to the band rehears* of the Municipal band Mondu night and the director, Orin Spak ing, handed me a big horn thn weighed about a ton and I neede a derrick to hold it so I could blov in it and it was a bass and I blev and made notes and decided I rather play a peck horn which I only a half pint size and don" take so much wind but which have plenty of and Lawrence Gil lespie, bass drummer de luxe, sug gested they get me a tin whisU and Theo Herbst, gob stick solols de luxe, said that would about fl my ability, so to speak. And I'vi got a mouth organ but they don' want that in the band. And as fo me fiddling my fiddle, Mr. Spalding says, that's out, because on account of it's a brass band they have and not a sympathy orchestra. And the next day Nick Gengler from out Lotts Creek way came to town "and he said I could play in their band I guess I'll join up with the Lotts Creekers and Nick said I could play anything I wanted in the band except ping ^. and tiddly winks because on account of they wanted me to play something that took wind or a beating. What I'd like to play in a band s one of those big horns they wind around your neck because on account of they ain't so hard to hold and I've got a strong back, so to speak. Chas. Rellly says he's got two straw hats and one of 'ems a sailor and I've got one of those, too, but that don't get either Chas. or I in- o the navy although we're both darned good men, with or without straw hats. Albert Granzow told me the other day that he was looking for a job on a farm and he wanted !20 a month and his horse fed and ivery Sunday afternoon off and borrow the boss's buggy and I that makes him a good hired land because on account of I used o work on a farm and an $18 hired man was one of the top idtchers, horses or no horses. And Albert says that working on a arm at $20 and your horse fed iays better and less hours than icing on the rationing board, and in't it the truth? Mads Chrlstensen gave me a igar last Sunday forenoon and I sked him was somebody getting married and he said it wasn't him ecause on account of he was al- eady married and the cigar was a ood one and now he's got a new window in the creamery and I can see myself when I go by and I like that and I was getting doggoned tired of the boards he had there since the the blow-out and I've noticed, too, that he has one. of those temperature clocks on the gas station and when it registers 30 in' the morning when I go to work I hurry up to Bill Barry's temperature clock and it generally is a few degrees hotter, so to secret, speak, and I wish BilPd get his clock fixed so I wouldn't suffer with the heat or cold after reading Mads' clock. Or the two of 'em should get together and have 'em synchronized, so to speak. Wilhelm (Bill) Schweitert of gardens and here comes Richardson and he solved the cold weather problem by planting some Alaska peas and he's sure they are hardy enough to stand up under cold days and so now he claims he'll have the first ready' to-eat peas in Algona. That's an idea. And next year I'll buy my seed peas in the north pole region and maybe they'll grow here during the winter. Could be, couldn't it? And speaking of ministers and gardens here conies Rev. D. R. Martin and tells me that in his younger days he played a fiddle and while he didn't fiddle for dances he fiddled for his own amusement and if he couldn't fid' die any better 'n I can then he couldn't have had much fun fldd- .ing. I'm asking him to my house some evening when we're both sort of in need of musical inspiration and I've got two fiddles and we'll fiddle a couple of duets, ! so to speak. Don't know what the neigh- bbrs'll think about it but I've a lotion the music will be good. I And speaking of neighbors there s Frank Zender living right north of me and he's got a lawn mower and I ain't got any and he said I could use his and which is fine because on account of he says I've ;ot to furnish transportation get- ing it back and forth and that ain't far to lug it. No, he didn't offer to do any of the pushing. That's for me to do. The Kossuth Straw Hat Manu- acturing Society, Inc., has decided to branch out into the making if s'ailor straws though the wearers don't have to join the navy. Then, too, it is being planned to make straws for horses, the kind with holes for the steeds' ears. And now comes Chet Schoby and uggests that the society make the >ig umbrella hats which will cover team. Of course that's going lo ake a lot of straw and a commit- ee will be selected to take care f that situation. I .have contacted he officers and they will print the ames of the committee in this olumn next week. Fred Shilts, cat fish and other sh fisher, has invented a new ait for cat fish and it is full of trength, so to speak. It improves /ith age and can only be kept in glass jar a week after which its ower becomes so potent that a omb blushes in comparison. Uness one has a nose which can take the strength becomes at times oo potent. Fred says he's got something there and he plans on making the bait on a large scale and putting it in steel containers and shipping it over to the war front to serve as blowers-ups. And George Boswell, another fisherman, claims that though the bait may be hard on one's olfactory nerves, it's sure great for catfish. They almost climb out on the bank after it, so to speak. The manufacture of this bait is a military w. Women's Farm Bureau Friday afternoon with 25 wfimeh present. Following the business meeting Mrs. Alvin.Ripftentrop gaVe! a re* port of state libraries, stressing the point that books are available for only a small percentage of rural peoples. The group sang "Hymns for All People" -led by Mrs. C. A, Gutknecht, Miss Alma Schulte used a charl on the "How and Why of Rationing" and explained the need of rationing. Lunch was served by the hostesses. •*- Burt was in the other day and made application to get in on the Dane quartet because on account of he said he could sing in Dutch after a fashion and he said there was a good Dane at Burt and the harness maker, Harvey Thompson, and maybe we can line him up to sing with John Byson who is now figuring on singing in the choir at Hobarton. Bill Schwei- tert is my Burt agent and is going to line up the Danes in Portland and Burt townships and he says there are some good ones up there. This cold weather has just had a sort of depressing effect on garden growth and I haven't planted any tomatoes or cabbage because on account of I think they'should be frozen in lockers and not in Too dose Elmer L. 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