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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, July 15, 1943
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the Algona Upper DCS Moines, Algona, fttWi* July IS, 1943 fllgona tBpper ©eg jfloine* 9 North Dodge Street J. W. HAGGARD & R. B. WALLER, Publishers Entered as Second Class Matter at the PostofEice at Algona, Iowa, under act of Congress of Mar. 3, 1879 Issued Weekly NATIONAL €DITORIAI_ ~ " \SSOCIATION 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.i.. > 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 EDITORIAL COMMENT By J. \V. Haggard Newspapers Print the News Of course everyone knows that the Japanese as a race have not been popular in this country since the treacherous attack at Pearl Harbor, but most of us also know that there are at least some Japs who have been born and educated in this country as American citizens who may be expected to be loyal to their adopted country. The XJpper Des Moines recently reported an address made by an American born Japanese lady before and at the invitation of the Riverdale Ladies friendly club. It was only a matter of giving the news which all newspapers are in duty bound. However, it seems that some people object to hearing the news at times. A former Algona and Wesley lady, Mis. Cathrin M. Green, now living in Gridley, Calif., has written us protesting the report of the ladies meeting which included the remarks of the Japanese lady. Mrs. Green says that she has lived in Kossuth county for thirty years, conducting an Algona grocery store for several years; her father, Mr. Casler, and sisters are still residing here. A son, James L. Green, at one time worked for the Advance in Algona. In California, of course, feeling against the Japs is particularly strong, but a report of such a speech as was made at the ladits meeting could hardly be classed as "propaganda," we think. The Advance printed a synopsis of the speech, without comment, as did this paper. Below we give Mrs. Green's letter, which of course in most respects is not to be refuted: » * * Gridley, Calif., July 5, 1943. ' "Dear Sir: I lived in Iowa until the last year and sincerely hope that the good old corn state is not falling for Japanese propa- 'ganda. "For a nowspaper edited in a community which hat lost so many son's in this war with Japan, I am surprised that you published the Japanese propagonda in your paper of June 17th, entitled "Japanese American Citizen Tells of Western Evacuees and Camps." "I note Mrs. Hiraga has made real friends in the community. Those friends should watch their lips. Remember the 'real' friendship with the Japs in Pearl Harbor? Also the nice Japanese ambassadors who were talking things over in Washington in such a friendly way at the very moment Pearl Harbor was being attacked? And the nice little houseboys, who even after 50 years of 'real' friendship with the islanders, could don the uniforms of Jap officers at a moments notice? "A sister of a lady here in Gridley had a Japanese 'houseboy' working for her at the time of evacuation. He was such a nice quiet little fellow. She felt so sorry for him that she told him, 'When this over, come back and I'll give you your job back.' He said, 'When I come back I kill you.' Gratitude? ' "You say Mrs. H. is highly educated, etc. "So were the Japanese educated in schools near here who returned to Japan to broadcast Japanese propaganda in the American language at the beginning of the war. Our boys from here in California have met Japanese on the battlefields with whom they went to school and college. Education docs not prove their loyalty. \ "Mrs, H. says all those of Japanese ancestry were forced to leave their belongings and enter relocation centers. Whose fault was it? Certainly not ours. The truth is they sold or stored their belonging, including farm machinery, cars, trucks, etc. "It is true the state of California has been trying to have this storage released (especially the farm machinery and trucks) to relieve the shortage. The land they gave up (under the present ruling) must be returned to them within a few days (5 days, I believe) after the close of the war. "What has been done to American citizens in Japan? "She says evacuees are employed at $12 to $19 per month. At the Poston, Arizona, camp they refused to work at industrial work until paid $15 per day. The work was making camouflage nets for Uncle Sam, which, if they were so loyal they would have been glad to do for nothing, since their families have plenty to eat, clothing and a place to sleep. "A Japanese leader at the same camp addressing a mass meeting of evacuees stated, 'Japan is going to win the war. I represent Imperial Japan at Poston (Ariz.) and all who side with my program will be awarded 10,000 yen after the war.' What is his program? Sabotage? "Mrs. H. was from Manzanar. Here are some facts, published in the Sacramento Bee, which the Dies committee is investigating. "The first 1,000 evacuees to rush to Manzanar voluntarily, did so to escape investigation by the F.B.I. 4,000 Japanese (nearly half the population of Manzanar) participated in a Pearl Harbor demonstration. One-fourth of the Manzanar Japanese, eligible for military service with the armed forces of the United States, refused brazenly to swear allegiance to the United States. Who knows how many more were secretly disloyal? Japanese released from the projects were not asked to swear allegiance to this country. They just signed an unsworn statement to abide by the laws of the country. "Be careful you don't wake up next month and find your precious grain fields in flames. Sincerely, Cathrin M. Casler Green." Bomb Out the Bureaucrats There are few people in the United States who are inclined to criticize the conduct of the war by Koosevelt and Churchill but both democrats and republicans in this country are bitterly criticizing the Washington government and its waste of billions of dollars of the hard earned taxpayers money. Of course it is easy to sit on the sidelines and criticize, but it sometimes would seem that an idiot could conduct the war finances as satisfactorily as it is being clone by the Washington gang. The martyred president, Abraham Lincoln, during the Civil War was all but forced out of office at times by the severe criticism, so it might be suggested that we should go slow in condemning the Roosevelt administration of war finances, but it is difficult for a business man to sit still when the wealth of the country is being thrown to the birds. The War Production Board has lately compiled a list of profits made by airplane companies in the past year. After paying enormous taxes here are some of the dividends declared: North American Aviation, 51%; Consolidated Aircraft, 94tf; Boeing, 25%; Curtiss Wright, 50'«, and Douglas, 51%. Consolidated is said to have made 309% before paying taxes. Of course these fantastic prorits could be remedied or entirely eliminated by any good business man with a smattering of horse sense, but that is exactly what Washington lacks. Senator Byrd, of Virginia, an old line democrat, who has at all times criticized the waste and extravagance of the government, has been at the head of a committee that has easily been able to lop off a couple oi billion of dollars of government money being thrown away by half-baked bureaucrats. * * * Ward Barnes, an old line republican, in his Kagle Grove Eagle, says that there is but one major issue coming up in the next presidential election and that is the battle of Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D. C. He says that if we dc> not win this battle, all is lost. Of course Ward is an extreme radical in his republican views, but even at that he may have something there. Says Ward: "We cannot abide another four years of bungling, stumbling bureaucratic government. „. It was never intended that we set up an agency, give it power of the courts to enforce its ruling and punish alleged violators. It is not in the cards for a bunch of stumble-bum theorists to take over the economy of this nation and run it successfully. The OPA is a most striking example. Again we face food shortages in the land of plenty, simply because the visionary group in control does not understand what controls supply and demand. Cattle are not going to market because price ceilings prevent packers paying enough to induce the stockmen to sell. So the cattle are being hoarded in the feed lots and on the ranges and packing houses are closing all over the country, and in the large population centers, beef is practically off the market. Yes, the next campaign should be fought out on Pennsylvania avenue. We must bomb out the bureaucrats and re-establish the kind of government we claim we are fighting this war to save. Mr. Farmer- | We have Shingles, Paint, and Paint Supplies, Wire Fence, j| and Barb Wire and a fair supply of Lumber. f| Let us help you solve your repair problems. H F. S. NORTON & SON 1 RAVINGS kV K£ESE A Llttlt of TM* -• A Littlt of That Not Much of Anything Up at Bancroft there's Art Murray and he's getting interested in joining the Anti-Necktie Club it looks like because on account of this week he sent 80 neckties, and good ones, down here to Bob Perry and Hill Norman for to clean and put in shape and maybe he's doing that so's he can sell 'em and got tie-less in our clubs. I haven't met Art and it may be that he's been years getting that many ties on his birthdays and Christmas or it may be that he has a yen for pretty neckwear and buys a tie every Saturday night. At any rate Art has a lot of ties and of course they'll be no good to him after he joins the club. 1 called up Harold Clark, and he's the editor of the newspaper up at Bancroft and he said that Art was O. K. in every way and would make a good member of the club, and Carl Pearson comes to Algona without a tie, too, but he said he wore them in the daytime. And I looked at those ties and there wasn't any gravy on any of 'em and which shows that Art is more careful about eating 'n I am aecause on account of I quit wear- ng ties so I wouldn't be lugging jravy around on my chest, so speak. to Wore my sailor straw Friday ust to show some of these birds around town that I had one and that's no sign I'm going to join the navy, though I wouldn't mind oining the WAVES because on account of they're sailors, too, and he Mrs. she says I'm too old to oin the WAVES because on account of they're nice younger girls nit she's in favor of me becoming 1 sailor because she thinks maybe hat way I'd get my feet wet once n a while. But lots of the boys vere surprised to see me wearing sailor, didn't think I had one, and it's one I bought in Marcus nd not one which my Dad wore n the nineties. —o— I found another guy in this own who ain't afraid of the cops nd it's Tink Wright and the way me and he told off Chief Moulds vas not slow, though the Chief vasn't there to hear it, and we ave decided that summer is here ow because on account of the olice force has dug out the sum- ner uniforms, finally. I can always tell when summer comes to Ugona—the city turns on the rinking fountains and the police orce puts on khaki and Clarence ollard takes off his necktie. Peter Hayenga was down from Fen ton the other day and we had a nice visit because on account of I knew Pete when I lived in Fenton and Pete and Ed Schlei and me were the originators of red underwear in the winter time and the redder it is the warmer it is and Pete said Fenton was all there yet even Clarence Theesfield and Jake Schwartz and they both don't wear neckties in the summer and Charley Weisbrod told Pete he wore a necktie because on account of he had to wear out the ones he had. And Dr. Mueller and Alfred Meyers still claim to be Fenton's best bowlers but they haven't accepted my challenge yet and it looks like if those birds are ever to play me a game I'll have to bring some bowling alleys up there some Saturday. Pete doesn't bet but lie said he'd take a chance on my bowling because on account of he knows I'm a good bowler. That bicycle Ralph Miller rides is a 16-horse power, so he told me, and I believe it, but Ralph ought to learn to steer the wheel better because on account of I almost ran into him in the Intersection and I was driving my old bus am It a 32-horse power outfit am wouldn't that be something if w should meet head on? ' At tha Ralph gets around on that bicycle and but I get around in my old bu that's no sign that we're rounders, which we ain't. I was working In the ratlonlni office Thursday night folding "A books and for which I don't ge nothing and they have about 8.00C of those things to fold and I fold ed 300 Thursday night and 30f Monday night and that's 600 a week and at that rate I'll have 'em all folded by October 21s but they should be folded by Jul> 21st so it looks like somebody "c have to help me get the job done and Bob McConnell, he's the chic: clerk, he wear a neckties but n< unloosens it and opens the shir 1 around his neck and he'd just as well go without a tie but he says, he wear it so folk'll know he's go a tie and which hasn't anything to do with folding "A" books. \ you've got a bit of time come up and help me Monday and Thursday night and I don't give a hang whether you wear a tie or not. Saw Chet Williams mowing his lawn Friday evening and he was doing such a swell job and BO seemingly easy and I asked him would he come and mow my lawn and he said he would, for a buck an hour, which was what unior mowers got for mowing lawns and while he didn't belong to the union he said when he got through with a lawn it was 100 percent right and Chet didn't wear a necktie but he said he had several that didn't have gravy on 'em but I mowed my own lawn because on account of I didn't have a buck to pay for the hour's job. •—o— Worked in my garden (the Mrs. insists that the weeds belong to me, and otherwise the garden is hers) and I yanked out a couple of tons of weeds by the root and the mosquitos like my blood because on account of it's Dane blood and has a lot of vitamins in it and I think that all the mosquitos in town were living in the garden and I suggested to Gene Hutchins that the Jaycees screen the victory gardens so the mosquitos couldn't get in and he said they would but they couldn't get the screen wire now and so H. D. Hutchins was there and he said the thing to do was to get some karen" dope which I could put on my face and neck and the mos- quitos didn't like it because on account of it was Scandinavian ay name and I would just as soon use some of the dope but a guy las to take a bath after using it and which I couldn't do because it was Friday night. But I got to give it to the mosquitos since they invaded the victory garden area— they got real stingers and they enow how to do a blitzkrig on my delicate hide. Fred Kollasch was over from Whittemore Saturday and he didn't have on a tie and he wore a felt hat because on account of he said his straw hat had blown into the creek and he thought maybe he could get a vacuum cleaner and fix up the felt head gear so it would look more like a Sunday tog and I arranged to go his bail if the officers here started anything and I had also fixed bail for Frank Bestenlehner and Torn Carmody when they come to town and Fred said they might be able to get along over there without Frank and Tom and even John Uhlenhake for a couple of days but it was different with him because on account of he had to finish putting up his hay. PORTLAND FOLKS ATTEND HOOSe PICNIC NEAR BURT Burt—Those from here who at" tended the annual Hoosier picnic held at Robert AcKerman's near Burt, Sunday, included Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Stewart and son David, Mr, and Mrs. Ralph Dugan, Dennis Mulligan and the Merrill Trunkhill, Roscoe Stewart and Tom Trenary families. The picnic was reported a big success in every way as the weather was ideal and there were plenty of home products to eat. Pete Plemmel is now employed at the T6m TfeftBitf farm. Patricia Wolf visited in Carroll three days last week and her sister, Student Nurse Mary Lee, came home with her Sunday for a vacation. Tony Plemmel, Who formerly worked here for Edward W6lf, spent several days in this vicinity ity last week. He is now in Minnesota with relatives and friends for the rest, of hid furlough. The Portland Sunrise Club will meet Friday, July 23rd,'with Mrs. Martin Becker. A program is planned and work is to be done. Anyone not a member is invited to come and join if they have a sister, brother, husband or son in the service. Anton Andreason, father of Mrs. Chas. Scott, returned to his home near Burt, Saturday after attending the funeral of his brother, James Andreason, wh6 died from a heart attack and was buried in Wisconsin. The deceased formerly lived in the Burt Vicinity. Edward Clark* of Schenectady, N. Y., nephew of .Mrs, Ray Fitch, the letter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Clark of Britt, and brother Howard of Portland and brother Robert tff Humboldt and sister, Mrs. George Johnson, were Sunday visitors at Ray Fitch's. Sunday dinner guests at Pete Arend's in honor of Private Duane Arend were Judy Kay Bockes, Kansas City, Mo., the Ray Waltman family of Corwith, the John Rund family of St. Benedict, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Arend and son, Paul, of near Burt and the Misses Christine and Rose Arend of Algona. Duane is having another week's furlough from Camp Haan, Calif. News Items of Burt Vicinity Dorine Fraser, who is employed in Algona, spent the week-end with Barbara Thompson. Elmer Larsen returned to Owatonna, Minn., Monday after spending a week here with his family. Mr. and Mrs. Archie Ames of Kanawha were Sunday supper guests at the O. H. Graham home. Opal Meier, John DeWall and Paul Miller visited Mr. DeWall's parents at St. James, Minn., Sunday. Carmilla Fraser spent a few clays over the week-end with a friend, Mrs. Ed Foster, at Iowa Falls. The Walter Campneys spent Sunday at the home of Mr. Campney's uncle, J. E. Campney, at Ruthven. Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Meier, Easton, Minn., visited at the home of Mr. Meier's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Meier. Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Nealy spent a couple of days last week with Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Hardy of Algona at Spirit Luke. The L. H. Reidels were at Ringsted Sunday visiting Charlotte Riedel, who had recently had an operation for appendicitis. Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Meinzer, Mrs. L. D. Hodgson and daughters, Esther and Ruth, visited Sunday at the Rudy Kautzky home in Ft. Dodge. Mrs. K. J. Smith returned Sunday from a week's visit with her sister at Sioux City and her mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Little, at Kingsley. Mr. and Mrs. Vernal Hardgrove are parents of a daughter, botn Saturday at the Hardgrove home. This makes four daughters for the Hardgroves. Mrs. D. A. Chittenden and daughter, Phebe, of Waverly, came Friday for a few days visit at the home of Mrs. Chittenden's daughter, Mrs. R. H. Thompson. Mrs. Carrie Blossom and Jennie Thompson returned Saturday from Ames, where they had spent a week at the home of Mrs. Blossom's daughter, Mrs. L. L. Clement. The Orville Hoffirians, Renwick, and hte Lester Bonnstetterg, Corwith, spent Sunday at the W. J. Lockwood home. {Cay and Donna Bonnstetter remained for a week's visit. The Rev. and Mrs. Paul Figge took Marlene Dremmel, Helen Gettman and Joan Giddings to Camp Foster at Spirit Lake Sunday, where the girls are spending this week. Mrs. J. M. Wagner and two sons left Sunday for their home' at Sumner after a week's visit at the Henry Gettman home. Mary Ann Gettman accompanied them home for a week's visit. Mrs. Getman's son, Howard Schiepel, and Mrs. Wagner's husband were formerly shipmates. Lieut, and Mrs. Dean Clapsaddle and family arrived Monday from Durham, N. C., for a visit with Dr. and Mrs. J. G. Clapsaddle. Lieut. Clapsaddle had been in the Moore General hospital at Swannanoa, N. C., having his eyes treated and is now at home on sick leave. Grant News The Farmers Saddle Club will meet in Harley Work's pasture on July 25th. Arline Boever is working at the Roy Mino home. Mrs. Mino is suffering from rheumatism. Otto Kelly held his threshers meeting at the Leonard Mino home Thursday evening. Mr. and Mrs. David Farrow and family visited Sunday afternoon at the Earl Richardson home. Swen Tjensvold and daughter, Mildred, of Armstrong visited Sunday at the S. G. Holm home. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Bergreen arid sons of Waterloo spent the holiday week-end at the Delbert Hunt home. Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Farrow and Louise were Sunday dinner guests at the Mrs, Mary Govern home near Ti tonka. The annual Old Settlers picnic will be held Sunday, July 25th, at the Grant school house. Everyone is invited to attend. There will be a picnic lunch at noon. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Mayne, Mr. and Mrs. James Mayne, Mr. and Mrs. S. G. Holm attended the 25th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Jake Fretty, near Pilot Grove, Friday evening. WHOLESALE and Save the Wholesale Way Friday & Saturday July 16-17 FRUITS <W VEGETABLES U. S. NO. 1 LARGE NEW COBBLER POTATOES 10-39 SALAD BOWL Salad Dressing PINT Ifl- JAR IJ/U Toasties 6 OZ. PKG-5C Shop Our Tempting Displays HOURS FRESHER QUALITY Bing Cherries—Peaches Fresh Limes—Plums—Cantaloupe Fresh Pineapple—Watermelons, Etc. EXTRA FANCY -x LEMONS ±^'!1. 10 F .,35c YELLOW ONIONS s 1 ™™ , 3u,25c CALIFORNIA Large JQ Jumbo flA Per DOT,, f«/V Per Doz. UvV Red Firm Plump Tomatoes , ORANGES 15c Enriched "Kitc'.itn Tested" GOLD MEDAL FLOUR 4 ...^ 49 LB. BAG $' DRINK JUICES FOR HEALTH DEL MONTE Tomato Juice ^ 9c 47c ?v zN 23c DEL MONTE Pineapple Juice MOORE'S Grapefruit Juice CAN 19C CAN 30C i No. 2 IQjk 46 oz. 9Q n CAN IwC CAN**»C GERBER'S BABY FOOD BORAX 20 Mule Team. 4cans 29C I Lb. 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