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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, July 29, 1943
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the AlgoA« Upper He* jJtotoe* 9 North Dodge Street 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 NATIONAL EDITORIAL~ " ASSOCIATION 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 DCS Moines and Kossuth County Advance in combination, per year $3.b_ 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. W. Haggard War Brought Home To Us Algona and Kossuth county are gradually becoming more and more war conscious, and we are liable to have it brought closer should a prison camp be established here. The old airport on Highway 18, just west of Algona, is being seriously considered by the government us a fitting location for a prison camp, where three or four thousand Germans, Italians and Japs would be imprisoned in barracks, the whole premises being enclosed by barbed wire and guarded by several hundred soldiers. It is a question whether such a prison camp would be pleasing to the citizens oi. Algona. We can't see that it would do the business interests of the city any good or that our social circles would in any way be benefitted, but it will be found necessary to locate hundreds of these prisons in various parts of the country and we should be patriotic and "take our medicine" whether we like it or not. Last week something over one hundred Italian prisoners of war were placed on the 6,400 acre farm, called the Adams Ranch, near Odebolt iii Sac county, where they will help to do the work of the big farm while under guard of United States troops. The prisoners were sent from <i prison camp in Missouri and were accompanied by a U. S. army captain, four corporals and thirty privates who will live at the farm this summer and guard the prisoners. It is stated that the Adams Ranch, which is the largest farm in Iowa, l,as 2,800 acres in corn, 270 acres in flax, 685 acres in oats, 1,065 acres in tame hay, 1,040 acres in red clover, ten acres in potatoes and the balance of the 6,400 acres is used for pasture and other uses. It is stated that 700 Italian prisoners of war were placed in Iowa last week and of that number over 400 will be used in detasseling corn by the Pioneer people and probably the balance will also be used in the hybrid corn fields. The prisoners are paid for their labor by the government and the private employers pay the government at the rate of 80 cents a day. The pay of prisoners of war was agreed to some years ago at the Geneva Canference by most of the nations, and the United States is living up to that international agreement. So far as we know no other country is abiding by its terms, certainly not Germany or Japan. Our Boasted Civilization '' ' ' L One thousand nine hundred and forty three years after Christ's time finds all of the countries of the whole world at each others throats in bloody and brutal combat. Here is a short word picture or' the fight at Catania, Sicily, where Italians, Germans, English and Americans are fighting for their lives: "The stench of shell torn bodies mingled \vith dust and smoke here today as the battle for the Catania plain rose to a new pitch of fury." The bloody battle was thus pictured by a correspondent of the Associated Press, who was an •eye witness. It sometimes seems that all of these 1943 years since Christ has been devoted to devising instruments of death or torture instead of attaining a Christian civilization of which we have been so eager to boast. Of course the bloody battlefields of Africa and Sicily are mild in comparison with the Russian and some of the other far-flung fronts of this world war. It seems that the more we have learned in the years since Christ the more efficient we have become not in "peace on earth, good will to men" but in the art of bloody and brutal murder. -K * -K When the Allies bornned Rome last week the Fope made a more or less rnild protest. Great care was taken not to injure the Vatican or any of the many historic and sacred palaces of the Holy City, which are revered by Christians of all denominations alike. The palace of San Lorenz, situated in tne heart of the war and ammunition factories, was the only sacred edifice damaged by mistake. Of course Mussolini and the war lords, if they wished to give protection tb the holy city, could have easily declared Rome an "open city" and made it immune to attack by removing all warlike material such as ammunition, guns and sup* plies for the fighting armies of Germany and Italy. Instead it was the main base of war supplies and as such was subject to attack under all of the rules of warfare. The English people never whimpered when Westminister Abbey and many other of their historic cathedrals were reduced to ruins by the Germans two year* ago. It will be remembered that at that time Mussolini insisted that Italy be allowed a share in the work of destruction. It is said that 4,100 churches were more or less obliterated in England. It is certainly terrible to destroy the beautiful and historical architecture oC many hundreds of years, but that is what wor inevitably brings and no one side can expect to be Immune. It is only too bad that one of the bombs did not fall on Mussolini, whose cowardly and bloody record from the time he bombed to death the helpless negroes in Ethiopia until he saw that Hitler had France on her back and he joined in for what he hoped was a share of the loot without any danger to Italy. Mussolini has repeatedly refused to remove any military installations and to proclaim Rome an "open city" which would have made it immune from attack. The Catholic weekly magazine, Universe, declared that Rome is a legitimate military target and that "in the long view" the assault was "a wise step." Opinions of Other Editors Welcome Back to Iowa. Henry Eagle Grove Eagle: An opinion these days S nothing morje than a guess. It is our guess that Henry Wallace has already been notified that he is through; that he will NOT be FDR's running mate next fall. If the decision had not been made prior to his attack on Jesse Jones, chairman of the RFC and Secretary of Commerce, he, Wallace is out of the picture now. Jones draws more water in democratic circles than Wallace. He comes from Texas, traditionally a democratic state. Wallace comes from Iowa; and lost his home state to Willkie in 1940. So our guess is that the pink slip was handed Wallace before his recent blast at Jesse Jones. Of course Jones had it coming. He was the country's No. 2 isolationist prior to Pearl Harbor. He failed most abjectly on the job of building up our stock piles of vital war materials. Wallace has it on him there. Jones should leave the cabinet and retire to private life. Should this happen, our guess and opinions are all wrong. We do not think this will come to pass. We believe Wallace has already been relegated to the junk pile and will merely ride out his term of vice president and then be retired to his Iowa hybrid corn farm. * * * The New Deal and Labor Northwood Anchor: Robert W. McClure of West Virginia has had seven years' army experience. That experience includes the first world war where he became a captain. His patriotism and support of government has never been questioned. He is slightly past middle age, it is said, strong, in good health, able and willing to work to help further the war effort. Some time in late April or early May he went to work in a war plant. He was told by a labor union official that he would have to join the union. Upon his refusal to do so Mr. McClure was given three hours to change his mind or be discharged. He chose to quit work rather than submit to the injustice. When he was paid for the time he had actually worked he was required to surrender his "release slip"—the document which frees workers from their "frozen" status. Mr. McClure then went to the United States Employment Service with the expectation of getting another job where he could work for the government. There he was told that he had been "frozen" in his first job—the one he had just left —and that the reason his release slip had been taken away was because he refused to join the union. Furthermore, the U. S. Employment Service would give him no job at all and Mr. McClure was told, he says, that he would be fined $1,000 if he went to work against the rules. A great many people no doubt join in Mr. McClure's query: "Brother, what do you make of that?" And those same people would like to know why a patriotic man or woman is not permitted to serve his country at home as well as in the armed services without joining a union. The boys who are doing the fighting would like to know that too. The constant trouble from the arrogant, unpatriotic coal miners' union is proof that the chickens hatched by the New Deal administration ten years ago are coming home to roost. The presumably worthy and just intention behind the Wagner Act is being prostituted into a huge racket by the very people who should be the most grateful. Grateful because their rights are being fought for by soldiers in actual battle. While the miners squabble for "rights" and benefits, the majority of people are cheerfully giving up their "rights" m honest effort toward winning the war. "There ought to be a law"—with sharp teetn in it. * * * Plans For Life of Ease Lake Mills Graphic: The president's planners have submitted blue prints for a life of ease and comfort with all luxuries guaranteed, free from the worries of jobs, food or any of those things which in the past have stirred men and women to thought, toil and providence. It is called a ' cradle to the grave" plan and calls for more of social reforms which in the main are always based on spending. In this planning what we would like to know is where are the funds coming from, or are these, like the wastes of the past-decade, going to be piled high onto backs of the youths of 196070-80 and on, so that we of a spendthrift era may continue to be indolent, thriftless and shiftless? Frank /s Having Bad Dreams Humboldt Republican The Plot To Change Our Form of Government: As the years pass the American people are becoming more and more convinced that the Washington administration has as its object a change in the American form of government. They would kill our democracy and substitute a dictatorship with themselves as the dictators. Many friends ol President Roosevelt do not believe he is a party to the plan, but that his friends and associates are pulling the wires with his consent though he may not realize what is going on behind his back. However it is generally admitted by members of both major parties that that is where we are traveling jf they can cajole, force or bribe us to meet their desires. That is why so many prominent Democrats have broken with the president. However, many influential Democrats "stuck: along" with the administration believing that in the end everything would come out all right. But many of them who have been thrust into prominent places in the party work are turning away in Lou R Maxon, deputy administrator of the nffice of price administration (OPA) resigned last week He said that the office was so "bound up in legalistic red tape that Houdini himself couldn't Unt8 He Declared that can not continue to operate with the OPA in any capacity. He declared that OPA must not fail, but if it does fail it will be hw-ause of its own internal weakness—confusion, hfdecTsLn compromise, miles of legalistic red aoe and the presence of theorists in policy-mak- ine Dositions. He said, the organization needs a drastic overhauling and a liberal transfusion of C ° m The STof Strolling prices and rationing ute all commodities. He insisted that they are using the war as a means of furthering their reform ideas and will continue to use honest men in OPA as a front for their efforts. He insists that if this group is not curbed v/e are going to lose a good slice of the very freedom we are fighting for. He said that he could not subscribe to their obvious efforts to force radical and dangerous concepts on the public under the excuse of wartime needs. When the New Deal took over I, with many others, looked on it as a mistake in judgment. I did not suspect any sinister motive. I believed that ' the efforts at regimentation, price-fixing, control of the supreme court, the attempt to "purge" all those who did not agree with the administration, and to whip into line anyone and everyone, as mistaken zeal for a theoretical cause. I could not realize that any set of men under cover of a crisis should attempt to overthrow our form of government and turn traitor to the people who placed them in office. It seemed to me that such things just couldn't be done. But as the years passed along and matters developed I was forced to the conclusion that the object of the Roosevelt forces is to establish a dictatorship where we have a democracy. I sincerely believe that the theorists have convinced those in power that their names will go down in history as the greatest of the great if they can accomplish their desires. Also I am convinced that they wjll stoop to any level, resort to any means from buying favors with government gifts and grants of cash borrowed on the credit of the people themselves to discriminating in governmental matters to punish those who oppose them and reward those who knuckle to them. These are hard words. Maybe I am overly apprehensive. I hope my fears are groundless. But I believe our country will be on trial for its life in the immediate years to come. My only hope is that the people will understand the situation and remedy it before it is too late. <w«, July », 1»4S RAVINGS A LlHlt of Thli ~ A Llttli of That Not Mneh of Anything I have been asked many, many to soothe a Ash he'll take along times why 1 don't got out in the sleeping powders fox 1 it and Lloyd country and help with the shock- Wellendorf tried to give a pike a ing of grain and I sure would like pill one time and that wasn't so to so far as the work is concerned good and Harold Lampright says because on account of I'm a good he can flsh and catch 'em and he I've shocked many a SllUl«lVcl~~M VC o*»v/\.rk*iv* j»iwi«,7 « v«w».u«» H »•*.«» v«* ».,--., _..gathering, many a preacher, many the water, nor hypnotize 'em a lady, many a teacher, with my either. Fish are funny and so are pure ignorance but that ain't the some of the guys who flsh, I'm kind of shocking the farmers want beginning to think, and besides that I, sweat easily and after shocking oats for an Einu alter siiui-jviiigj uato AV*. «•» » «» *»"•*«« -«««-.-«- •»•- — ---—- - — hour, wild or tame, I get wring- ways want to take a rest on the ing wet with prespiration and couch they have in the two banks • ••• • -••- -- J T here and that's one reason I never that's too much like a bath and I [1131 S IOU IlllUJM il JVC U UdVll «I1V* I iiv,» <_ unu KI.U v u w.iv » v » uw .. - .._,_can't take baths only on Satur- owe those bankers anything so I day nights, hence shocking oats can take it easy when I go into : ias its drawbacks, and a lot of the places and Friday I was in fellows in Algona have gone out and shocked the past week and ;hen they've come in and all taken jaths and the drain on Algona's water system has been great and t costs money to pump water into the tank, so I don't go out to shock, even though I'd like to and get in on the good eats the Al- ;ona birds are enjoying when they ;o out in the country. . And I've been told that not a single Algona guy who goes out o shock wears a necktie but at home here in the day time tlu>y vear 'em and maybe that's because on account of the ties get n their way when they pick up a sheaf, so to speak. I saw Jim Poolc buy a comb the other day and he wanted a small one he could carry in his bill fold jecause on account of he didn'l want to carry around .a big van- ty bag like the girls carry their ombs in and so when I kidded urn about carrying a comb he omes right back at me with this, hat he didn't have to use just a owcl to comb his hair with like do and he's right at that for I'm hat bald that a towel will take are of my once curly locks, so to peak. I just learned something; today vhen Henry Becker told me that f you can get a ftsh close enough o the boat to stroke it on the jelly it quiets right down and all •ou have to do is to lift it in the ioat and I asked Ted Larson and 'red Shilts was that right and hey said they knew how to get a ish into the boat without hyno- izing it and Henry Bunkofsky and Dutch" Swanson were fishing one ime and "Dutch" tried to hypno- ize a Northern Pike and he ticked it and it laughed right in his ace and Walt Hall says he'd rather fight a fish than fool it and Ray Ladendorff claims if he has From the Files TEN YEARS AGO Kossuth County's grain hadn't been withstanding the rain shortage very vyell. But the corn showed good signs. Lewis Hackman, son of a pioneer Kossuth family, was buried at Decatur, 111. He had been ill about four weeks. Kossuth men were urging Gov. Herring to complete Highway 169 from Humboldt to Algona. Some of the more active men who had helped in the project were Levi Wiemer and George Moulton of Ledyard and Luke Linnan and Theo. Chrisehilles of Algona. unconscious moment ten J C B^ ago had furnished some humor when Chuck Nicoulin placed a stick of gum in his mouth and tried to light the protruding end on a cigarette lighter. The public had been warned ol $10 counterfeit bills which had been floating around in North Iowa. The U. S. secret service was working on the case. The 4-H Club and Farm Bureau had had their annual rally day. Miss Georgia Anne Geigel of Irvington had turned in a per- ect paper in the music memory contest for each of the four years since she had joined. An years nine to take a fishing or camping rip this bit of calamity ough o be worth your while to read doesn't need to talk 'em but of f — ~\j-- For some reason or other I al- the Iowa State and was so sleepy I could hardly see straight and there was Harry Chambers of near Corwith and he was sleepy, too, but there wasn't room for both of us and so Harold Gilmore suggested we go home and bring a couple of cots and he'd let us sleep free for nothing in the bank but he didn't want to leave us alone there of nights—we'd have to do our sleeping in the day time. And Harry says he's the most sleepy during the noon hour and the banks are both closed then so Harry may have to take his nap out in the street, or he can come down and nap with me on my front porch. Tony Didriksen doesn't belong to the lawn mowers' union, he told me so, but he sure gets over lis 40-acre lawn nicely every week as soon as he's through printing the Shopper, and E. J. Van Ness also has a forty which he keeps mowed himself and I drove by the other evening and ie was sitting on the porch and ic had a cigar and I knew there was no chance for me getting a job mowing his lawn and I saw Bob James with a pick and shovel and he was digging a trench along the sidewalk and I thought he was going to put shims under it and :'ve arranged to mow his lawn iust before Christmas and it ain't ;oing to cost him much and Dennis Pratt wouldn't think of hiring me to mow his lawn—says he ;oves to mow his lawn—and I take :hat with a grain of salt, and 'Shum" and Herman Hauberg both have big pastures surround- ng their domiciles but they don't ;raze livestock on- 'em and they ceep 'em mowed nice but they claim I'm not good enough at nowing to do them any good and t begins to look like my wanting a job mowing lawns next winter lin't going to pan out so 'good and I claim I'm a better mower in December than I am in June. Drove out In the country 'Friday evening, wanting to see John Fraser and he's the chairman of the Kogsuth Board of Supervisors and he lives in Riverdale township and on several' fence posts I saw Art Cogley's picture and he's a good looking guy and it said tie was a candidate for sheriff and here I am a dumb-bell and thot ie was sheriff all this time and I found out where a lot of farmers out there live by their mail boxes but I'm in favor of every farmer painting his name on his mail box so I can find him easier and there wasn't evert a name on John Fraser's mail box and I'm taking him out a can of 10-cent store paint after church Sunday so he can put his name on the box because on account of I got lost looking for him, —o Now if the farmers would paint their name on the mail box like Ray Haugen does: then it would be easy for me and I drove on south to the: Nicholas Weydert place and that was pretty close to Bode I thought and I stopped in and met Jerome Weydert and I asked the lad did he know where* John Fraser lived and he said he didn't but he'd ask grandma and Jerome and I got along, swell and next time he comes to town I'm going, to take that lad in and we're going to have an ice cream cone and so I found I was two miles too far south and I drove back and then I stopped in at Nick Eischen's and he told me I was two miles too far north and I sashayed up ; .— and down that road looking for To those of you who are plan- John Fraser and all because there - • • : -~ •• — the mail OFlURTREdlVES ARMY COMMISSION « , riCKSonS) Bancruii, apeiu me wcon.- Burt—Calvin M. Bftfftow, Son end at Lake Okbbpfr Lawrence of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde M. Bris- left Monday from Mason for .Far- tow, was a member of the 44th ragut, Idaho, where he has beeft graduating class Bf the Armored taking training at the U. S. Naval Officers Candidate Sdiool at Port Training School. . Knbx, Ky., ^ahd received a second Mrs; Mike ICerr and three sons lieutenant's commission at the O i Spring Valley, 111., came Friday graduating exercises on Saturday, for a visit at the home of her July 24. Lieut. Bristow, who is a parents, Mr. arid 'Mrs. Henry • : ' - '-•-- - 1 -- 1 Wiener. On Sunday, the Henry Schraders, Lone Rock; the Roy Chrisehilles family, Fenton, and the Glenn Minos, Swea City, also visited at the Wiener home. Mrs. Schrader, Mrs. Chrlsohilles and Mrs. Mino are also daughters of the Wieners. Mrs. Kerr will also visit her' sisters. graduate of the Burt high school, was Inducted Into the army Oct. 30, 1942. He has received all his training at Fort Knox. His wife was formerly Shirley Wolf, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Wolf. They have a nine-months-old daughter. The honor man and youngest in the class was Lieut. R. W. Kogan, a Russian, who had been in the United States less than three years. He tried to enlist right after Pearl Harbor, and took his case all the way to the President when recruiting officers refused to accept Russians. The ' Walter Campneys spent Sunday at the Harold Ryan home at Laurens. Sylvester Brace ' $nd Warren Andreasen attended a motorcycle club steak fry at Forest City Sunday. Supt. W. B. Officer is acting as supervisor of about 25 Mason City boys, who are working for the Pioneer Seed Corn Co. Petty Officer'1/c Elbert Sewick of Norfolk, Va., and his daughter, Shirley, Of LeMars, have been spending a few days with Burt relatives. The H. L. Sauermans left Sunday for their home at Sparta, Wis., after a visit with Mrs. Sauerman's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Staehle. Martin Greise arrived last Wednesday from Ottumwa, where he has been working, to spend a few days with his family before going on to another job. Mrs. Jane Blossom returned to Burt the end of last week after spending several weeks in St. Paul and a few days at the R. S. Blossom home in Algona. The American Legion and Auxiliary will meet Tuesday evening, August 3, in the Legion Hall, with Mrs. W. W. Boettcher and Mrs. Ed Blumer, Algona, as hostesses. Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Jensen and children, Graettinger, were Sunday dinner guests at the K. J. Smith home. Mr. and Mrs. Jensen are the parents of the Smith's son- in-law. Mrs. W. J. Lockwood and daughter, Shirley, spent last Friday st the home of Mrs. Lockwood's sister, Mrs. Lester Bonnstetter, at Corwith. It was Mrs. Bonnstetter's jirthday. The Joe Beitzs, Crystal Lake, visited Sunday at the home of Mrs. Beitz's father, L. R. Daniels. Mrs. Lyle Johnson and children came with them and visited Mrs. Johnson's parents, Mr.- and Mrs. Herman Neitzel. Wallace Officer, Jr., who is, taking the naval college training work at, Ames, spent the weekend with his parents; Supt. and 1 Mrs. W. B. Officer. Vernon Bad- eke, a former Burt boy, who is also taking the training, accompanied him home. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Briggs and son, Charles Jr., left last Friday for their home in Cedar Rapids after spending a week with Mrs. Briggs' mother, Mrs. Frank Schneider,.and at the home other sister, Mrs. John Sewick, and her brother, Michael Baer. The W. S. C. S. will meet on next Wednesday afternoon in the church parlors, with Mrs. C. B. **t £1.1 »vl*Aa\*«l eampftey* as he, Millet u ihjsht, and Mrs. Oe&rge' pregraifi. , - , M¥. iSHa Mrl. 3, L, filler — son, Lawrence, and the 1 Ed Fred- ricksons, BanCttJft, spent the ' " In Nebraska Camp Swea City— Joh« Albert^ and daughter, Plarenbe, visited relatives at Buffalo Center on Sunday. fhtfy report that Lyle Patter- soft, formed Swea City teachef now Hi art army camp near Lincoln* Nebr., has beeh assigned 16 teach the common branches of the first four grades of school work to illiterate and fdfeigii-borri soldiers stationed at the camp. Mr. Patter-son is Miss Alberts' cousin. ___ — ._^f..\~- „:.,. For Better Production A cow on the Einer Jacobsen farm near Harlan is doing her best to better the higher production efforts of the present. The cow gave birth to a calf about three months ago. Last week she gave birth W another calf. Not out off the woods yet... We still have less rubber than the country requires..your cooperation is especially needed during these hot, tire-punishing days : It will probably be a Ipng time before you. can relax your efforts to save tires. Military and naval needs for rubber are enormous. Filling those'needs is vital to victory. Right now extra tire care is paramount while the weather is hot. Remember that at 90°, 'tires wear out 4 times faster than at 40°. Follow these suggestions: t(nye under 35? '.^ ease up around curves and when starting: and stopping; check . >:* vessures weekly—keep them at 32 IDS.; have wheels checked for misalignment, etc.; get your Standard Oil Dealer's advice. He'll help you save those precious tires. Standard OU Company (Indiana). £01* *•• rmmt tUmlmrJ Oil Domtff Buy mori War Bonds Oil u Ammunition . . . (/M it WiMtf piiuiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiN wasn't any name on boxes, but I got a job mowing Nick Eischen's lawn and it's about 1-30 O DG wOItn VUUl wimc vw »^.wwt j^iatjiicii o *u*v*i ***»v» »v w •..«•*«•» -.- — Ten years ago Leon Men-it had alu i he offered me two bucks and packed his tent, fishing equipment m y supper and I think I'll go out camping outfit, bedding and f am-1 there next week at 5:30 and do ly into his car and set out for a ••••-•- ishing jaunt. The Merrits had anticipated their first stop would be spent in the wilds the Daniel Boone way. Everything had been unpacked and placed according to directions when it was discovered that the tent poles had been lett at home. What a wild night that must have been! Those had been the days when Harry Holmes had taken golf seriously as a reducing measure, but he is still playing today. Could be, the more he plays the less he reduces. TWENTY YEARS AGO It seems as though nutrition classes were in demand twenty years ago the same as they are now. Algona had a quiet summer season as far as the court house officers were concerned, but it's a little doubtful whether this season could be called "quiet" or not. The Kohlhaas Bros. Garage had established a wonderful record then. The firm ranked second in the state of Iowa for the number of Buick cars they had sold. Now it would be a "sensational" record if a car firm could ever sell enough to even be ranked in the state. Mrs. Frank Henderson and daughter, Wanda, had been reported killed in a train wreck in New Mexico. But later reports showed that they had narrowly escaped death. Mrs. Henderson had written and told that she didn't have any worries »s to what she would wear, because her luggage ha.dn't been returned to her the job. But Nick directed me to John's place and I asked the chairman of the board of supervisors could he arrange to get me room and board in the Kossuth county home because on account of that's the nicest of any county home in Iowa and the cooking out there is 100 per cent good and John he'd try to fix it so I could move out but I'd have to keep the lawn mowed and also come down and mow his lawn every week and I guess I'll have to stay in town and make believe I'm working on the UDM, because on account of my capacity at mowing is only a quarter section a week, so to speak. Because there is going to be an easing up on coffee rationing pretty soon G. D. Brundage, president of the Algona Amalagated Coffee Gulpers, Inc., has called a meeting for next week at 2 o'clock for the election of officers for the coming year. Present officers are Luke Linnan, vice president; Wm. Fuller, L. C. Rice and Adrian Stirling, board of directors; Dale Briggs, chairman of the stir committee; Bernard Green, spoon committee; Homan Anderson, saucer committee; Al Borchardt, sugar committee; Bob James, gulp committee, and Herman Barker, cream committee. I am treasurer and Roy Christensen, secretary. AH of these officers have served capably and well and gulped their way down the line the past year and their salaries have put 'em all on easy street and I'm in favor pi electing an entirely new bunch as gage ngou i wets*" »^I«*»»VM w •»»* w - -—7- .-„•"•-'„ as of the day she had written. I next week at 2 bells. soon as the restrictions on coffee eases up, even me, treasurer—let somebody else count the dough. Let's have a good get-together | War Supplies Must Have a Rail Priority Over Your Coal Order! • Whenever necessary, next winter's coal will be sidetracked ... for war materials have the fight of way on all America's railroads! 80 you jnusi order your coal supply eftrly to be sure of having it in your bin by next winter. You not only tYtflf the transportation load of the railroads, but assure your own family's health and comfort yhen you put in your entire'coal order now. Call 329 and we'll take your order—*for delivery when possible. There'll be no coal shortage a_t your house if you wisely order now! Budgeted pay," ments arranged. F* S* Norton & Son

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