The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 20, 1943 · Page 6
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 6

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, May 20, 1943
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The Algdflft Upper D«s MoirtM, Alfona, towa,M«y INS tipper 9 North Dodge Street J W HAGGARD & R. B. WALLER, Publishers Entered as Second Class Matter at the Postofflce at AlBona, Iowa, under act of Congress of Mar. 3, 1879 B Issued Weekly Second Place, General Excellence. Iowa Press^l940 First Place Award Winner, 1933, Iowa's Most Outstanding: Weekly, Judged by State University of Iowa SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTII CO One Year, in advance Upper De's Moines and Kossuth County Advance in combination, per year ? SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year in advance •- :•""•» j"^ 2 ' 50 Upper Des Moines and Kossuth County Advance in combination, per year ^-ou By the month $2.00 in irvineton it is true that they are not prisoners of war and are American citizens, born of Japanese parents. Of course it might be mote of less of a problem to allow the country to be flooded by an influx of German and Italians at this time, but we have got to feed them as long as they are our prisoners, and it certainly would be cheaper .to feed them in this country rather than to carry their food to foreign concentration camps. Gambling Is Popular It seems that the baseball games are not drawing the immense crowds that attended in happier days, and some of the sports writers have been comparing the attendance with the crowds attending the big horse races being held this spring in different parts of the country, including the annual Kentucky Derby, which was well attended notwithstanding war restrictions. It is hinted by the sports writers that the caus? for the larger attendance at the races is to be attributed to the fact that open gambling is allowed at the races, fact it has been demonstrated that without gambling on each race the attendance would soon dwindle to the vanishing point. On the other hand the baseball game attendance is attracted purely by a love of the game. Some of the writers thank that if the ball parks were allowed to sell pan- mutuels on each inning there would not be room nough in the ball parks to accommodate the fans. k^ • — — — CilUUgll i»*v.w»»»t»— , -, ADVERTISING RATES It is true that most all of us enjoy placing a few ADVERlisitNU KAir, dollars on our judgment in either racing or base- Display Advertising, per inch .-..^ 3oc do ars <>£ ouiju g ^ ^ Want Ads, payable m advance, per word X f^gj^jv^ Wanket and bingo games> the latter being very popular at many church EDITORIAL COMMENT By J. W. Haggard bazaars. .•<••!!«•*•• Prisoners of War May Come To Iowa Farms The rather chilly weather of the past few •weeks has caused many folks to become uneasy about this year's crops. We have noticed for many years that the usual chilly weather in early May has caused dire predictions of poor crops, but these predictions have invariably proven poor guesses. It may be that the corn crop is being planted a little late, but we have known Kossuth county to raise a good crop of corn from planting done in early June. * * * Then there is the prospect of plenty of farm help a little later on, according to the daily press. It is said that a goodly number of the one hundred and seventy-five thousand German and Italian prisoners captured in Tunisia will be sent to America, where it is expected that tbey will foe put to work on the farms of the middle west. One of the big scale Iowa farmers went to Washington last week to make arrangements with the government for a considerable number of the prisoners as laborers on his farm. Someone has said that the African prisoners of war will be brought to this country as "ballast" by American ships returning, after carrying shiploads of supplies to our soldiers across the Atlantic. Of course it is a big problem to carry provisions across the water to feed 175,000 prisoners as well as our *own soldiers. It is said that international agree- Tnents allow the prisoners to be put to work during their captivity at any occupation but that of -war work. As to the pay allowed them, it is not •definitely clear, but they are allowed "appropriate" compensation. Many of the captured men in 'North Africa have expressed themselves as anxious to be sent to America, where after the war they might send for their families and remain, with sthe idea of eventually becoming American citizens. * * * Among the German prisoners are some of the finest fighting men that Hitler had. They are remnants of some of Hitler's best legions, among them "being some twenty-some generals. However, it is •said that officers cannot be compelled to work 'while prisoners. In Germany prisoners are being required to work on farms. In England, Italian prisoners especially are working on farms, some of them entirely unguarded because, since their escape from the island is improbable. Besides the farm work, 'it has been suggested that a large number of the prisoners of war might be employed on the repair and building of new highways. It is said that the highways in this country have been neglected since the beginning of the war. Kossuth county now has a Japanese American couple employed on the farm of Chester Schoby, near all A Word From Former Senator Herring ,•>.-'*••., The Algona Upper Des Moines has at times commended the appointment of former U. S. Senator Clyde Herring to the post of Senior Assistant in the office of Price Administration in Washington, D. C. His practical business experience has already shown some sweeping reforms in the conduct of the rationing boards and has probably save the country many hundred thousands of dollars. Some one must have sent Mr. Herring a copy of the U. D. M., as this office has received the following letter of appreciation, m which Mr. Herring pays a fine tribute to the local rationing boards of the entire country: Office of Price Administration, Washington, D. C. Mr. J. W. Haggard, The Algona Upper Des Moines, Algona, Iowa. Dear Mr. Haggard: Please know I appreciate the fine comments contained in your editorial column of April 29th. We are doing the best we can in a most difficult situation. I know you realize the handicap one is under coming in Inexperienced in an organization of over forty thousand people which affect the everyday life of the entire national population. Were it not for the patriotic compliance and the unselfish service of the local rationing boards and the general population, there would be no chance for us to stave off inflation and its consequences which you and I very definitely recall from the last war, nor would we be able to share with those who are on the fighting front, the available food and other necessary supplies. Please know I realize the tough assignment I have undertaken and had it not been for the fact that my own son was on the fighting front in Africa and I felt that each one should serve where he could do the most good, I would have long since been back home in Iowa where I should much prefer to be. Personal regards. \ Yours very truly, N^ CLYDE L. HERRING, Senior Assistant to the Administrator A Happy Days Will Come Again BiW Hewry in his Los Angeles Times column, referring* to the tentative cradle to the grave security promises of the New Deal National Planning Board, breaks into rhyme in the following jubilant manner: O, won't it be wonderful after the war; there won't be no war send there won't be no pore . . . we'll all have a pension at abotrt twenty-four, and we wora't have to work if we find it a brare . . . thers won't be no sick,. and there won't be no sore . . . the beer will; be quicker — and better — and more. And there' is only one avenue I'd like 1 to explore — why didn't we have this old war before? Parly line and farm line telephone service is better lor all when everyone is careful not to talk too long and not to make too many calls. ; Telephone lines and equipment must serve until victory. New facilities to meet requests for individual line service in this city cannot be added now because the materials required must be used to make planes/ tanks, guns and shells, in these busy anct tryinglJaYS, It is especially important for every party line and farm line user to share the line with others as he would like to have it shared with him. NORTHWESTERN BELL TELEPHONE COMPANY RAVINGS k A Littli of Thl» » A LlHlt of Thit Not Much of Anything YOU KNOW t HAVE A CA&- Eaeh day I meet a friend, says he, "Come, have a treat on me." Arid so I have a smoke or drink, and absolutely free: And, too, when friend sometimes I meet, I offer him a treat. It works both ways, it's just a trade, helps make our life more sweet. I'm offered coffee, pop and coke and oftentimes a smoke; I'm prone to have a Hearty laugh, I think it quite a joke. I like to have folks nice to me, I'm happy, don't you see? To think that I am given treats just fills me up with glee. I love to hear some person say "Come have a drink today." I'd surely never turn 'em down nor would I run away: But never has it come to pass that either lad or lass has said "Today the treat's on me, come have a gallon o' gas." ' And so I mailed the above to Ralph Miller and he came right back with "This is pretty, good. Think it's worth a good five cent drink. Come in' any time." And so I went into the bank he dragged me over across the street and paid for my coffee and which proves that there's money in writing doggerel. . Saturday was the official straw hat -day for the summer and the weather was lousy and nobody wore their straws because they didn't have any ear laps to go with 'em because on account of it was still winter here, except "Bud" McMahon and he saved the ear laps he had in his straw and wore it all day and was comfortable and Dr. Janse had bought a nice new straw the day before but he said he didn't wear it Saturday because on account of he didn't want to get snow in it. I had Intended to wear my sailor straw even if I couldn't get into the navy but the Mrs. put her foot down (no not on the hat which would have smashed it) and wouldn't let me wear a perfectly good straw until summer comes. And Louis Bode came in from Union townsip and he wore his felt hat to town but he had a perfectly good straw in the car and said if the people in Algona were wearing straws he was ready to do likewise, so to speak. But the only man in town I saw that cold Saturday morning wearing a straw hat was Joe Bradley and he told me he had it insulated and so the cold weather didn't bother him though he didn't need to wear it for shade purposes as there wasn't any sun but he didn't want me to think he didn't have a hat. And Gene Schemel brought his hat down town in a grip and was ready to wear it if necessary and Mayor Kohlhaas was going to issue an ultimatum or proclamation or something so men could wear their straws Saturday but changed his mind and postponed it- until June 1 when maybe summer will be here, maybe. The Kossuth Straw Hat Manufacturing Society, Inc., expects to go into the straw hats for horses manufacturing in a big way and Wisi SENECA STARS 4-H IN MEETING AT THOMPSON HOME Seneca—The Seneca Stars 4-H Club held their regular meeting Saturday at the home of LaVou Thompson. Due to the absence of the president, the vice president. Donna Jean Cody, had charge of the meeting, which opened with .he pledge of allegiance. LaVon Thompson talked on the proper care of rayons. The importance of 'pressing as you sew" was discussed by the club. Plans were made for the good grooming contest and for the music test. Lavonne Bailey brought her "hobbies," paper dolls and her scrap book. Roll call on "My Hobby" was answered by seven members. The girls then sang "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" after which LaVon Thompson had charge of recreation. A delightful lunch was served by the hostess and her mother. Guests of the club included Mrs. Albert Cody and Wanda Oleson. Mr. and Mrs. Norman Thompson and LaVon spent Sunday evening visiting relatives a( Cylinder Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wegener ol Swea City were Sunday callers at the C. O. Bailey and the Georce Yager homes. A siege of measles and mumps descended simultaneously upon the Seneca school children last week. There were a great many pupils absent. Last week Sunday dinner guests at the Carl Hauge home at Leland were Mr. and Mrs. Kennetli Thompson and Mr. and Mrs. Abel Hauge and daughter, Patricia. Mr. and Mrs. Otto Wilberg and daughter and Henry Wilberg attended a birthday dinner honoring James Andreason at the John Andreason home at Ringsted, Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Larson and Darlowe, Mrs. Carl Henrichs and Dorothy Stafford, all of Mallard, were Saturday and Sunday guests at the Irvin Classen and Curtis Oleson homes. Mr. and Mrs. Howard Preston are the happy parents of a baby son, weighing 8 Mi lb., born Sunday, May 16, at 9:40 a.m. at the Curtis Oleson home. The baby will be named Daryle Gene. The Misses Betty Kennedy, Margery Kennedy, Mavis Preston, Donna • Jean Ballig and Harriett Oleson met Jeanne Kennedy and Alyse Oleson at the Ringsted park Thursday evening and enjoyed a picnic supper together. Seneca boys who recently enlisted in the Navy are stationed at various camps in Idaho. Wayne Wilberg, who left just recently, is at Camp Waldron near Farragut, Idaho; Maurice Weisbrod, who enlisted several weeks ago, is at Camp Scott, and Alvin Godfredson is at still another camp in the same state. President Herman wise and Secretary Chester Bailey have selected a committee of responsible and respectable farmers to promote this phase >of the straw hat business. It now develops that the KSHMS, Inc., will contact the lemp bosses in Washington and ry to get permission, to build a lorses straw hat plant on the iemp quarters east of town and which would save buying a site. The committee selected constitutes M. E. Burwash, Paul Nemitz, ieo Arndorfer, George Faber, Mike Besch, Sr., Walter Vaudt, Julius G. Studer, Arthur J. Illg, John Sachan, Art Bleich, Ray Me- Whorter, Robert Sarchett and Homer Lindhorst. They are going to, hold a meeting next week and elect officers and the requirements to hold an office includes the wearing of a straw hat at least Eour days a week. The committee insists that too many horses have head aches in the summer time and it is to relieve this suffering of. horses that the horse straw hat is to be promoted. —o— Tuesday of next week Is going to be a big day in this town when all the stores close and everybody goes out after scrap and all tho boys up and down the main drag, including me, are going to get up at 6 and eat and hurry up town by 7 in order to get in on the collection and Clarence Pollard said he had planned to put a siren in the homes of a lot of 'em because on account of they ain't used to getting up that early and Fred Timm said he was going to have an extra operator at the phone office to ring the bells for the fellows who want to be called early and who throw the alarm clock out of the window when it goes off but they can't throw the phone out because on account of it's screwed to the wall. Anyway It's going to be a big day, Tuesday, May 25, in Algona and there's going to be a lot of sleep lost and a lot of scrap gathered; I never did believe in looking: for a scrap. Generally I either outr talk or out-run the other guy. But this time I intend to borrow somebody's overalls and help the boys look for scrap. Gene Murtagh said I could borrow his work overalls but the fit wouldn't be so good. Al Borchards said I wouldn't look too hot in work pants but he'd furnish a pair of gloves to keep my lily white hands free from callouses. And with a bit of spinach for my breakfast I'll lift and lug scrap with any of 'em Tuesday. I dare you to come out and watch me do my stuff as well as doing a bit of scrap lifting yourself, so to speak. Tuesday's the day, a big day in Algona, with much muscle expended for a good cause. Scrap with which to scrap the dirty Jap. A. J. Neeland came down from the Lone Rock neighborhood the other day and planked a couple of simoleons down on the barrel- far ftris saber and theft helBald I should Save #n<sW ptctttrt iaKifi to in the iafSer toSeWfcf bit ae of it looked like 14 hfid that onti in the paper taken about a g«ner- aUbfi since and teopte shouldn't be hdbdwinked and I shouldn't trfc to make 'em believe I was that good looking and which Was as bad as false pretenses and then one day Bill Flaig, and Supervisor Qulnn and C, M, Gross, Glen Householder, A. H. Hartna, Alex Radig and Fred Genfich got together and held a mass meeting' and they're going to put on a rodeo in the Blanchard lumber yard and take in a lot of money and get my picture took. ThankSf boys. That Lone Rock crowd always was nice to me, even the banker, - N. L. Cotton, lent me two bits one time, which shows I got a good stand-in at the batik, too. Eastern Star : RUMMAGE SALE SATURDAY, MAY 22 Beginning 1:00 P.M. Through the Evening. Basement Masonic Temple Gerald Seefeldt, of Wesley, is visiting her sister, Mrs- keon Gardner. She is a this year's graduate of the' Wesley high school. Mr. and Mrs. Gardner attended her graduation last Thursday and she returned home with them that night IF YOU NEED FURNACE REPAIRS Depend on us lor prompt, expert service at reasonable prices. Well help you be sure your furnace to kept in good shape. The factory provides us with 24-hour- a-day service on genuine repair part* for Green Colonial furnaces. NEW FURNACES? II your piuenl iunuc* i» b«yond ui« or repair, you can still bur a »w OrtMt Colonial, Ask us about il. Laing & Muckey Phone 461 N. Dodge St ALGONA, IOWA GPJEN COLONIAL FURNACE SERVICE I HAVE A P NOSE FOR NOURISHMENT you CM't foot • bog, when It comet to food v«Jue». The very ftr*t time (19 ' uptct meal* or lUpplewenM cc»Uuiio« Security Food, bit wo«itive taite teU» • him that tbweftwUfortifccd with vita- mUu, mUter*!* »nd milk we exactly the nouiUbmcnt h« cr» vet. And w»tch the way tbi* eiuy-to-mw lupplesnwt cut* down your grain md core coital Juat mi* i t with any kind of gr«"» you have at hand, u«io« the atmpfe formula your dealer c«n giy* yow. For Bale by ALGONA Wr W^* T*^ ^^f wr ^R ^ffW DANCE Kleinpeter Hall WESLEY Wednesday, May 26 Sponsored by Catholic Voting Ladles' Sodality of St, Benedict STORES YOUR MEALTIME ^ FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, MAY 21 AND 22 Superb — CANNED FOODS •t ,f -^ .,, ..-,'&. The brand that signifies the best In foods. Superb Brand Quality can be bought with the same number of "Ration Points" as foods of Inferior Quality. APRICOT HALVES " """" u 16 Ounce CM I3c '"« faV»' DICED FRUITS SPINACH MIXED VEGETABLES IS Points, M-O*. Can II Folnti So. 1>A Can I8c 14 Points . . No. a Can..., I IQ POINT VALUES SUBJECT TO CHANGE BY O. F. A FIRST PRIZE MEALY BEANS 2 POUNDS 150 4 Points Per SUPERB MILK TALL I CANS ... I Not Rationed PURE CIDER VINEGAR QUART 12* iCOFTEt Drip or regular grind. Direct from our roasters Into Vacuum jars. Pound Jar 30* ft COFFEE E x c h a nge t h e empty bags for 82 carat Gold Pattern Dishes. Pound Bag 30* y^^ COUNCIL OAK GUARANTEED Armour* STAR Fancy Sugar Cured Skinned,, Smoked and Tendered Whole or Half Per Found ... 37c MACARONI & CHEESE LOAF, lb. 32c VEAL LOAF, Pound 34c PICKLE & PIMENTO LOAF, lb. . .32c Per Found POLISH SAUSAGE 370 LONG LIVER SAUSAGE .280 Per • Pound Neck Bonos 150 2 FOUNDS for Spam Per Pound PORK SAUSAGE, Pound 29c WIENERS, Per Pound .......29c ^^Mis^ Pork Loin ROASTS and CHOPS b., 39e 33e and. 290 [CALIFORNIA SARDINES, Largo oval can 7101NT8 13e SUPERB COVE OYSTERS, 6-oz. Can 27c SUPERB MEDIUM WET SHRIMP, No. £ Can "™ 28c MOTT'S APPLE SAUCE Save "Bed Points" by using this delicious Apple Sauce as a 'Butter Stretcher." Mott's Apple Sauce is a quality product made from selected New York Apples and Cane Sugar. Vo. 2 Can% lie 1* BnoAt 1 Barrel 4 Bag "FIRST PRIZE" FLOUR, * | H bbl. bar. «M Superb B ™ d Peanut Butter This delicious spread is milled from the Choicest Peanuts in our own Sanitary factory. 24-Ounce Jar... Not Battened 430 DWARFIES POPPED RICE PACKAGES lOc CLAPP'S ^ BABY FOOD Cereal and lust. Oatmeal PER PACKAGE. 130 WuvvO NO GAS,,. HO ODOR Prlc* 21' AND DEODORIZE* CL09CT BOWLS, TOO Grapefruit Fully tree ripened and so sweet they require no swar. .... 250 JUMBO SIZE ... ORANGES Those Sweet Juicy Call* Ioroia Navels yon b»T« been eatiiuf of late will soon be off the market* Tbl* q»y be the last week on these finest of all oraa«es. WINESAP " 3lb». .-y EXTRA LARGE SUNKIST LEMONS, 6 iff ...... Hi QREEN TOP CARROTS, Buneh ^ 7i ICEBERG. LETTUCE, Urgt So Goodl All chlldr.nlik. nf«d Hfer TOMT Hol Hard Tack life Qldptuntry, m,.. t . IV Nancy Ann BREAD P. & G. Soap Products IVORY SOAP, 9 Ntflw Bart ..,,.,.,20« WSM AVIt Jit i *« M . > * * *tl! M|« Brown

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