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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, August 19, 1943
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A1 *» B * Uj>j>e» tJ^Mdifles, AJfdM, tow*, Auguit 19,1943 fllgD'na ftlpper 2)es jWataes 9 North Dodge Street J. W. HAGGARD & R. B. WALLER, Publishers Entered as Second Class Matter at the Postoftice a( Algona, Iowa, under act of Congress of Mar. 3,1879 Issued Weekly NATIpN/iUDITORIAL_ ^SSOCIATipN TctuK *Sftun@tA-. Second Place, General Excellence, Iowa Press, 1940 First Place Award Winner, 1933, Iowa's Most Outstanding Weekly, Judged by State University of Iowa the present case. Over 70 per cent of labor union members themselves have voted for no strikes in war industries. In Iowa at least there is practically unanimous disapproval of strikes. United States labor is treated the best of any in the world. In England they have a 54-hour week with no overtime; Russia has a 66-hour week in its war factories, while here we have a 40-hour to 48 hour week with time and a half pay for more than forty hours. The farmers,of Iowa are, most of them, working a full 72 hour week besides Sundays. It is of course natural that Iowa would have little sympathy for the overpaid war workers and union laborers who under the press o° war are able to demand almost anything in the ' way of wages and hours. A Notable Newspaper 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. VV. Haggard Exit the Harry Hopkins And now they are gossiping in Washington, D. C., over the fact that Harry Hopkins, President Roosevelt's Man Friday, and his bride oL' only a few months are about to move out of tho White House, where they have made their home since their marriage a few months ago. The malicious gossipers say that the relations between Mrs. Roosevelt and Mrs. Hopkins have not been any too pleasant lately. Relations have been so cool between Hopkins and Mrs. Roosevelt that her intimate friends and family say Hopkins has actually weakened her influence with the president. It is said that Eleanor was the one who "discovered" Hopkins when he was a social worker in New York, while Roosevelt was governor of New York. Now they say that Hopkins even usurps Mrs. Roosevelt's household duties in such things as changing the places of guests at White House dinners after Mrs. Roosevelt had made all of the arrangements. Mrs. Roosevelt, who always has been very influential with the president, complains that he now at times takes the advice of Hopkins in preference to her own. She claims that Harry Hopkins worships the ground on which Prime Minister Churchill walks, and while she herself believes in Churchill it irks her very much to have Hopkins influencing her husband to follow blindly in Churchill's tracks. And then there are Mrs. Hopkins' pet poodles which have over-run the White House for months, one room of which is devoted exclusively to the "purps." We must admit that at times we may have noted some foibles of the mistress of the White House, but in this Hopkins matter we are with her heart and soul. It is indeed a poor, weak woman who does not insist on being in command in her own household. The Northwood Anchor and Index up in Worth county last week published a notable "Fair Edition" containing 24 eight column pages 192 columns in all Of these 198 columns about 100 were paid advertising. This was certainly a notable achievement for any county seat paper, and Messrs. Pitman and Barnes are to be congratulated on their enterprise. Both men are experienced newspaper men of ability. Mr. E. K. Pitman is the political editor and Leon S. Barnes is newsman and business manager. They are known all over Iowa by newspaper men who have long marveled at their ability to publish a 12-page paper each week in a town of only 1,724 population, and in a county just half the size of Kossuth. This "Fair Edition" required nearly a ton of print paper and has only been equalled or outdone perhaps by the Spencer Herald's "fair editions" in years gone by published in a city of 7,000 or more. We must certainly take off our hats to Messrs. Pitman and Barnes. RAVINGS kv RttS£ A Unit of Tlili -- A Llttl* of That -Not Much of Anything Orchids to me this month. 1 1 everything and they had the Mom and Pop Are Proud They are getting off some laughable stories on the hundreds of thousands of clerks who have gone to Washington, D. C., at fat wages to work for the government. It seems that it is a hard matter to discover just what they are doing other than drawing their salaries. A Kossuth county lady, whose daughter had secured a lucrative- job in the national capital, recently wrote to her daughter to exactly describe the work she was doing, so that she could proudly tell her friends just what an important position the daughter held in conducting the government. The daughter replied as follows, leaving Mom and Pop gasping for breath: '•I work in the data-analysis group of the aptitude test sub-unit of the worker analysis section of the division of occupation analysis and manning tables of the bureau of labor utilization, of the war manpower commission." "Purges" Sometimes Backfire Both the A. F. of L. and the C. I. O. union labor organizations have isued orders to "purge" every member of congress who voted for the anti-strike bill, and to stand by President Roosevelt who vetoed the bill which later passed over his veto by an overwhelming vote in both houses. That a poll of the general public by the Gallup people showed that the bill is approved by over 80 per cent of the people, makes no difference to the union labor racketeers, and a good share or' the congress is doomed to defeat in the next election if they have their way. This "purging" business is liable to backfire, as President Roosevelt found out when he ordered the "purge" of our own Senator Gillette and other democratic senators who opposed his attempt to pack tho si.preme court with men who would do his bidding. It proved to be a boomerang in the president's case, and it is likely to be the same in Ward Barnes Has ^ Remedy For Land Boom The threatened land boom is worrying a lot of folks these days but we have always felt sure that when it got too threatening some one would come to the front with something that would halt the boom before it got to going too strong. Now Ward Barnes in his Eagle Grove Eagle comes to the rescue and suggests that a surefire cure for the threatened boom would be to limit all loans on land. He says that the limit should be $100 an acre on grade A land, about $75 on grade B, $50 on grade C and perhaps $40 on grade D, and none on grade E. He says that loan agencies should be compelled to follow these figures and thinks any boom in land would be halted immediately. Well, we think that perhaps Ward may have something at that but conditions are somewhat different than they were in the last boom. A good many of the people buying land now have spot cash to pay for the land and dofn't care a hoot about the loan companies. People with funds for investment find that they cannot loan their money and about the best investment they can make is in government bonds yielding 2% or less. If they have their money in an Iowa farm it would probably this year pay them 12 or 15% on their investment in a farm at present prices. No other investment can be found that is so safe, yielding such high returns, and the eastern capitalists have woke up to that fact, and are paying cash for Iowa farms. was the first one to pay this month's electric bill last Saturday and the force in the city clerk's office was so astonished, astounded and almost non-plussed when I hove into the place and Miss Carlson, the city clerk, said I must have gotten up .before breakfast and which I do every day ana then George Mahoney came in and he is usually one of the first to pay and I beat him this time and Miss Laura Mitchell almost aughed out loud at me because on account of I was tickled like a tid and then Clarence Pollard love into sight and he wondered couldn't they make the bill a little u'gher and which they could but didn't and I was happy all day because I was the first of Algona's teeming thousands to pay he month's light bill and it's a ;ood thing they had a black-out lere last week or the bill would lave been much more. I still maintain that the farin- irs ought to paint their names on their mail boxes so I would know where I am at some times, and south of town the other afternoon I got lost off the pavement and I saw Harry Sabin's mail box and right there, too, was one that had Anna Smith's name on it, and one didn't have any name at all, and then I came to Pat Murphy's box and I was going in and ta'.k Swede to him and the Mrs. said Murphy was Irish and didn't come from Sweden at all. Shortly I came to J. P. Simons and C. W. Rutledge and then there was one box I couldn't figure out and maybe John Fraser will let the owner have some paint to paint lis name and then there was Sam :!. Striley and Melvin Faber and Arthur Gade and P. Erickson and John Weydert and Tom Vipond and Tom's box needs some paint and next to W. A. Carlisle's WPS ind un-named box and the reason checked up on all these farmer nd their mail boxes was so I'r <now where to find 'em when hey invite me out to have tha hicken dinner and so it is I'm it avor of every farmer painting is name big and legible so it's easier for me to read and I don't get lost then. And here It was on one of those terrific hot days and Chas. R. LaBarre met me on the street and said he loved that kind of weather and the hotter the better and be- iiiiiiiiniiinmiiin ANNOUNCEMENTS | Algona Public Schools ( I. School opens, grades, kindergarten to 12 inclusive, on Monday, September 6th, 8:30 a. m. junior-senior high school; 9:00 a. m. elementary grades. Kindergarten will run half-day sessions starting Tuesday, September 7th. Enrollment Monday morning, September 6th. II. Districts for buildings elementary grades — by A. Third Ward — all children, grades one to six inclusive, who live east of North Wooster Street or east of South Phillips. B. Bryant Building 1. All children, grades two to six inclusive, who live west or south of the nbove dividing line set for Third Ward. 2. All children, grade one, who live north of a line from West McGregor to Thorington to Slate and West of North Wooster. 3. All children living beyond city limits enroll at Bryant. (Gr. 1-6) C. First Grade, High School Building. All children who live south of above line designated for Bryant first grade — Room No. 146. D. Kindergarten, High School Building — Room No. 145. 55 III. Date of Enrollment A. For seventh grade students (or eighth grade not previously enrolled in local schools) at High School Building on Saturday morning, September 4th at 9:00 a. m.—junior study hall. B. For rural ninth grade students at High School Building on Thursday, August 26th at 8:00 p. m. —High School Auditorium. C. Enrollment for new high school students (grades 9 to 12) not previously enrolled in local schools at High School Principal's office week beginning Monday, August 30th, preferably Monday or Tuesday. D. Enrollment for new elementary s: school students (grades 1 to 6) •= not previously enrolled in local 55 schools at Superintendent's of- 5s fice week of Monday, August 5s 30th, preferably Monday or == Tuesday. == •IM IV. Age Requirements 5s i^MB A. For kindergarten—must be five ss years old on or before Dec. 15, as 1943. == M^B B. For first grade — must be six 55 years old on or before Dec. 15, 55 1943. 55 V. Second-Hand Book Exchange 55 A. For books used Grades 9-12— 55 turn in books for re-sale at the sc Supt.'s office week of Monday, 55 August 30th. SB B. For books used Grades 7 and 8— as turn in books for re-sale at Jun- as ior study hall—Saturday a. m., 55 September 4th. 55 C. For books used in Grades 1-6— SS turn in books for re-sale at Bry- SS ant office—Monday a. m., Sep- SS tember 6th. =5 VI. Traffic Stop Signs 5 Stop signs during opening and closing 55 school hours will be placed at the fol- S3 lowing street intersections: State and SB Dodge (Iowa State Bank corner); Call 55 and Dodge (Greenberg corner); Jones 55 and North (on Highway No. 169); Elm SS and Phillips (first corner west of 55" Third Ward building); Elm and Diag- 3 onal (Ice Cream Factory corner); each SS corner of high school block. 55 •^H VII. Office hours 55 Superintendent's office in High School 55 building—daily from 8:10 to 12 a. = m., and 1:00 to 4:45 p. m. 5s Telephone 295. 55 OTTO B. LAING, S Superintendent. SB ing as how he's a bigger guy than I am I didn't like to tell him what I thought he was about liking hot weather and he said he didn't like the rain coming every night because on account of it was too wet for his chickens and I suggested that he fix up some webs and put 'em on the chickens' claws and teach 'em to swim and that would take care of his rain in his coop problems and he looked at me so darn funny and like he was going to say what a nut I, am but he didn't and if he fixed his chick claws so the poultry could swim wouldn't it be a joke on him if they laid duck eggs? So I went to Wesley Sunday afternoon and stuffed myself with the swellest chicken supper 'n nicest waitresses and I guess at least two thousand hungry folks enjoyed the feed and I didn't get a chance to make a speech and the people don't know how lucky they are because I didn't spout off and the first no-necktier I met was Chas. Kollasch and there was J. P. Studer and he didn't have a tie but his blue shirt was the right color to make some good ties like Julius Lorenz was wearing. And I lined up the officers of the Wesley No-Tie Club dnd James Haverly is the president of the Wesley Club and he said that the picture at the head of this column of bunk must have looked like me twenty years ago but I wasn't such a bad looking guy after I took a bath and combed my locks and Chas. Hein, en is vice president with Tom McMahon secretary and I'll be,t he can sing better 'n John Uhlenhake because on account of he has a nice voice on the microphone, and Ollie Olson, treasurer. The board of directors is made up of J. M. Kunz, Ed Weig, Henry Haverly and Matt Becker. —o— Members of the Wesley No-Tie group who attended the big feed and showed the world that it was unnecessary to wear ties wei Leo Root,. Ever Loebig, Urba Lichteig, Roman Welhelmi, Lou Goetz, Louis Lichteig, Jack Stt der, Frank Bleik, Carl Froelic and lots -of others to whom I wa not introduced. —o— And at the table while I. wa hogging good chicken there wa Mr. and Mrs. Tony Grandjenett right beside me and Tony flashe a green tie which indicates h ain't a Swede and I traded my apple pie for the peach pie Tony" Mrs. had and neither of us so any ice cream a la mode on tht pie and Dr. H. H. Raney was at dolled up including a fine tie bu the flashiest of all ties won there was that of Guy M. Butts and I could tell he was a bankei but he was nice to me because on account of I haven't asked him to lend me any money yet without collateral, and Julius Kunz was nice to me and introduced me to a lot of nice folks and just wish he wasn't a republican and would vote the same as I do but he won't, darn it, and Fritz Erdman sold tickets and I found out my credit wasn't tinker's toot there so worth a the Mrs. iought a ticket for me, and Albert Johnson of south of Wesley sat across the table from me and le looked at me with awe because on account of my false teeth sor of clackety clacked a rhapsody ns I enjoyed the chicken, and Alber said he lived the same distance from Corwith, Wesley and St Benedict but he didn't get his mail from all three towns but his duns came to Corwith, and "Chris" Chrischilles and Dr. Hoffman were at my table and Chris took my hat off and put it in the window and everybody could see how old I was because on account of I look younger with my hat on. —o— And Andy Holtzbauer came to Wesley wearing a last year's tie, Bits About Them at West Bend Mrs. Francis Eichler and Mrs. James Dunn were business callers in Algona Monday. Miss Judy Thorsen, of Graet- inger, j s visiting her grandfather, Emery Beward. Beverly Schenck, of Estherville, is visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Mel Roupe. Miss Theresa Tomey went to Rochester, Minn., for a visit with her sister, Miss Margaret Tomey. Mrs. Fred Summerhays, nf owa Falls, spent the week-end vith her mother, Mrs. Mary Nes- m. Dorothy and Jeaninne Bevard vent to Graettinger Saturday a visit at the Charles Thorsan home. Valoyce Degrote returned to her home iri Humboldt after a visit with her sister, Miss Charlotte Degrote. Pfc. Cloy Nessen arrived from a camp in Florida to spend a ten day furlough with his mother and other relatives. Dale Studer returned to his home after a three weeks' visit with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Anderegg. Miss Eleanor Schaffer, who is employed in an airplane plant at Los Angeles, Calif., is here for a visit with her mother, Mrs. G. F. Schaffer. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Bell and daughter, Elda, and Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Sprong spent Sunday at the Elmer Pijahn home near Lotts Creek. Mrs. Louis Balgeman of Wes Bend accompanied by her father Alex Enger, of Bode, attended the uneral of a relative at Waseca Minn., Saturday. Mrs. Harold Schurg, of Esther ville and Mrs. John Schurg anc daughter Ruby of West Bern went to Waterloo for a visit with Mrs. Delia Falb. Mrs. I. H. Morey and family drove to Fort Dodge Sunday where eredith is continuing his flying essons. He has eight hours in he air and hopes to solo soon. Miss Florence Ford, of St. Paul spent the week-end with her mother, Mrs. J. M. Ford. Her neice, Nancy Ann Shuttle, returned to St. Paul with her for a visit. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Wissink have returned to West Bend m preparation for Mr. Wissink's school duties. Mr. Wisink has been working on his master's degree at Iowa City this summer and will be principal at West Bend this year. Mrs. George McDowell left on Thursday for Indianapolis, Ind., where she plans to make an extended visit at the R. M. McDowell home. Dana McDowell will visit at the John Van Home home in Hampton, Iowa, while his mother is away. Mr. and Mrs. Ross Vaux, daughter Ila Mae and son Alan, returned to West Bend after a week's vacation at Lake Okobo.ii. On their return trip they visited their aunt, Mrs. Willis Speer, at Ayrshire. Frank Doyle substituted for Mr. Vaux at the light plant while he was away. A linen shower was held for Miss Lorraine Wichtendahl at the home of her parents Friday. The afternoon was spent playing various games, which ended in a mock wedding. The bride to be received many beautiful and useful gifts. Lunch was served forty friends and relatives. GOOD USED MERCHANDISE AT LOW PRICES Store Open Every Day Dressers Coal Heaters Chairs Tables Used Beds and Springs Gas Cook Stoves Oil Burners Kerosene Stoves Camp Stove Camp Cots Settees Kitchen Cabinet Dining Boom Suite Chest of Drawers End Tables Lamps Clothes Closets NEW ITEMS ADDED EVERY DAY The Trade-in Store East of Court House said he wanted to «6t the darned thing worn out, ana isjii oeering was there and all dolled up, tie 'n everything, and Bo Bohannon was the only guy from Algona who cani6 without a tie and which shows he has lots' of courage and lives up to the tenets of the Algona No-Tie club and even i, me, wore a tie and that was the Mrs. fault, she insisted 1 wear one, but the ladies who served the fine and excellent dinner profited by the tie wearers because on account of a guy jiist can't eat and swallow so good when he wears a tie and Lester Lease also wore his tie and I can understand why/ because his boss was there, too, and so was mine, and so that's how come Lester and I suffered all the while. But the Wesley No-Tie Club is prospering and gaining in membership so to speak. —o— And it won't be long until we go to bowling again and I've borrowed the Mrs. fiat iron and I can sail it across the kitchen floor and I intend to show up some of those bowlers the coming season even if 1 have to foil 310 to do It, fton't 'forget I've got a pair of bowling shoes .and It don't need to borrow the pair Mike Loss cat" rles around in his car and I'll mak6 Matt Amfahr and fif. fhlssen and the metnfeers of the grandad team do some practicing Id keep up with me and this ain't bragging, It's <tltf&t. , ' ' _ .. ^ Pwl-Coli Company, Lonf (Kind Clfo N. Y. Franchisee! Bottler: PEPSI-COLA BOTTLING CO. OP FORT DODGE FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, AUGUST. 20 AND 21 CANNING FRUITS! I AFTER THIS WEEK we will be unable to supply those big beautiful Mountain Grown California £1- berta Peaches. . . . Canning Fruits must be packed when fruits from various districts are available. CALIFORNIA MOUNTAIN GROWN BARTLETT PEARS Fancy Wrapped If •• ( Full Size *5' Bushel Boxes , ^^ CRISP, FIRM CABBAGE, Pound .. .4c I Porto Rlcan Yams SWEET POTATOES, Pound ASK US FREE STOY RECIPE BOOK 42 Grand Ways To USE ^ Protein-Rich CfO^ SToyt " " ' MORNING LIGHT Garden Run SWEET PEAS I3c GERBER'S BABY FOOD Cereal and Inst. Oatmeal 2 Pkgs. 27c SUNSWEET PRUNES The economical sauce. 11 servings to the pound. Medium IC^ Ib. Carton I Op Not Rationed CAMPBELL'S TOMATO SOUP, IPj-oz. Can 8c SUPERB EVAP. MILK, TaH Can .........9c SUPERB "FRENCH STYLE" MUSTARD, Pint 9c SUPERB FRUIT COCKTAIL, 16-oz. Can .... 17c SUPERB STUFFED OLIVES, No. 5 Jar ... .24c SWIFT'S "PREIT, Per Can 35c Morning Light Peanut Buffer, 2-lb, Jar .. .52c 18 Points TAG-CUT 'Fine Blend COFFEE Drip or Regular Grind Exchange t h e empty bags for 22 carat Gold Pattern Dishes, Bag 30C COUNCIL OAK GUARANTEED MEATS Skinned, Smoked, Tendered FANCY HAMS 34c Whole or Half, Per Pound ... POTATO SALAD, Pound ISe OX JOINTS, Pound I7c PORK SPARERIBS, Pound ISe SLICED PORK LIVER, Pound I9e DRY SALT PORK, Pound 20c STAR FRANKFURTERS, Lb, 37c PURE LARD, 2 Pounds 33c FANCY SLICED BACON, Pound ....39c POLISH SAUSAGE, Pound'... 39c 'Ready to Serve' Meats Make your selection for a Cold Plate Lunch from the wide variety of appetizing sausages and cooked meats on*, display at Council Oak. LARGE SLICING BOLOGNA, Lb, . ..25c SLICING LIVER SAUSAGE, Lb. ....28c SUMMER SAUSAGE, Lb 37c SPICED LUNCH MEAT, Lb 47c BEEF ROASTS 26c Per Found, 20c and . SIRLOIN STEAK e 1 ^ 40C ona Creamery Butter Ib. 45c Block Salt - - - - - 49c PAPER CUPS Hot Mid CoM Package . 8c PICNIC PLATES Package . 8c Lemonade STRAWS Package . . 9c , Northern Tissue PEE c ROLL DC WHEAT, 4-oz, Bag 4c DWABFIES POPPED RICE, Bag 5c BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS ' WHEATIES, 2 Pkgs 2lc jruoi BBANFUKES,8-0*.Pkg, ,.9c GRAPE-NUTS : -"—.FLAKES, T.oz.Pkg. ...... 9c QUAKER '" ""'" HUFFETS, Pwksge .» Eat More Bread: for a Properly Balanced Diet. NANCY ANN "Enriched" BREAD Supplies the essential proteins and protective minerals to sup-, plcraent the health giving properties of the Fresh Vegetables from'the Victory Garden. lirgt 24 Ob (li Pound) Loaf lie MA BROWNS 1 ^ BREAD ...... M "OS ISe SANITARY NAPKINS Special gale Pack Beirulw Price, Box 220

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