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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, September 9, 1943
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Algona Upper £to§ Motet*, Alfdtii, tftwa, S«pt«nb«r ft, 1148 &lptta Upper 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 8«cond Place, General Excellence, Iowa Press, 1940 First Place Award Winner, 1933, Iowa's Most Outstanding Weekly, Judged by State University of Iowa week he married "Sunny" Ainsworth, a 19-year- old girl In New York and their married life lasted exactly seven hours and forty-five minutes. The bride left Tommy sitting at a table in a night club, before he got a chance to realize on his investment in the slightest manner. Now all that Tommy has to do is to pay her alimony for the rest of his life. All of the rest of his wives have each cost him several hundred thousand dollars, but he at least had a chance to get acquainted with them and perhaps their society partially compensated Tommy for the great outlay of money. But we think that Tommy is a poor business man. Such cattle as he picks up could be bought much cheaper and without any legal formalities. Ten dollars a throw is the current price according to late quotations and that price was considered high until wartime inflation. We think that Tommy should have a competent manager. RAVIHGS by REtSt A Liale of Thli -- A Little of That » t Not Much of Anything 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 $4.30 By the month 25c ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per inch 35c EDITORIAL COMMENT By J. W. Haggnrd Axis in "Bad" With the Ladies The women of the country cpnsider Japan as the main enemy of the United States, according to a recent poll taken by the Women's Home Companion in a nation wide survey published last week. To the question "How should the United Nations deal with our three major enemies after the war—harshly, firmly, leniently" the vast majority of American women favor firm or harsh treatment for all three culprits—Germany, Japan and Italy. Only a very small minority are inclined toward leniency, 45% favor harsh treatment, 47% are for a policy of firmness, 5% haven't made up their minds and only 3% would treat Japan leniently. » * * Germany comes off second best with 40% voting for harshness, 53% for firm treatment, 4% for leniency. The animus toward Italy is least violent of the three. Lenient treatment is favored by 15% of the panel, a big majority (63%) want to see a firm policy adopted, only 16% think we should be harsh. Comments of the majority who reject the extremes both of harshness and leniency indicate that women believe we must be firm but reasonable; constructive, not vengeful. The most frequently repeated reason mentioned for favoring a firm but moderate course toward enemy countries was that too harsh, or too lenient treatment would only lead to another war. Other typical comments of women who believe in a policy of firmness: "Everything necessary must be done to pre- The Country Grows Wetter It seems that there is little likelihood of national prohibition coming back on this country during this war. During World War One, national prohibition was saddled onto the country while the flower of our youth were in France and had nothing to say in the matter. The drys are again asking wartime prohibition, but it seems the harder they work the wetter the people get. A poll taken last week by the American Institute of Public Opinion, covering the entire country, the question propounded, being "If the question of national prohibition should come up again, would you vote wet or dry?" the wets won 66% to 34%. The decrease in dry sentiment is especially significant in view of the fact that this survey vote does not embrace the views of the men now serving in the arnied forces. Although at least 3-1 oi the 48 states have local prohibition laws affecting some part of the population what the general public opposes is a national dry law similar to the Eighteenth amendment. Another surprise in a late survey was the fact that 54% of the women voted wet. The vote today of the women was 59 wet to 41 dry. These figures show that the dry sentiment has steadily decreased and that this country is overwhelmingly against national prohibition and the reign of the bootlegger. The lawless days of the bootleg kings like Al Capone will probably never come again in our time, and the attempt of the professional prohibitionists and so many of the good people of the country to control personal habits seems to have been wasted. R. Saatoff was in the office Friday and he lives north and a bit west of Whittemore and we talked about the weather and he said this summer had been the wettest for years and he thought he'd build a submarine if it stayed wet much longer and maybe he could get his corn husked and he had thought maybe he should build a raft and use it to haul his cows to pasture but it was hard to get plank now and so maybe he'd just have to teach the cows to swim home to be milked ant that sounds like there was quite a lot which of water there is over there anc every place Algona Boy Gains Fame as Writer Algona people have hardly realized the fact that one of our native sons has gained nation wide fume as a writer. Richard Sherman, son of Mrs. Tom Sherman, who for some years before the war was scenario writer in Hollywood, and whose first novel, "To Mary—With Love" gained him immediate recognition in the literary world, has just finished a new novel, which will appear in McCall's Magazine in serial form, beginning in the December issue. Lieut. Sherman, who has been with our armed forces overseas for the past year, stationed in London, where he has lately been confined to the hospital for four weeks, and later given three weeks to fully recuperate. Dur- yent another war We must make a good job of it ing this time he wrote his novel which he called, this time. It must never be allowed to happen "T.nnrin,-, T.if«» h,,f ,„-,„ !„» .,..-, ,.__ ,,' this time. It must never be allowed to happen again. Let's make this the war to end wars." "The leaders must be harshly dealt with— punished as they deserve—but not the people." * * * "The younger generation will need re-educating to combat the vicious ideas they have learned. We will have to educate them for a generation or two." * * * "We should be firm (police them for some time), but we must also help them to readjust themselves and give them some freedom to solve their own problems under guidance." Those who urged harsh treatment bore down heavily on one pattern of comment: "We tried being lenient after the last war but it didn't work; now we must be harsh—If we had been harsh after the last war we would not now be fighting again. We must not make the same mistake twice—treat them rough this time—show no mercy. Harsh treatment is the only way to prevent another war in 20 or 25 years—only way to guarantee peace." And with these comments came a specific suggestion: "All power to rearm must be taken from these countries." Mrs. Roosevelt Restless London Life" but was later persuaded by his publishers to rename "The Two Of Us." The book will later be published in book form, and is expected to become a best seller. The Mason City Gazette last week had this to' say of the new Sherman book: "There's going to be plenty of bidding in Hollywood for Richard Sherman's new book, "The Two of Us," according to an item which appeared this week in Louella Parson's syndicated column on Hollywood. "Sherman, as many lowans know, grew up in Algona. For the past year he has been stationed in England—a lieutenant with the army air corps. But, as the Hollywood columnist points out, between his military assignments, he found time to write this full-length novel that has Hollywood astir. He has cabled his Hollywood agent, H. N. Swanson, permission to handle the sale of the book to the movies. "To Mary—With Love," previous novel by Sherman, was one of the best movies ever made by Myrtle Loy, Louella Parsons maintains, "so there should be plenty of bidding for Sherman's new book." ^Eleanor Roosevelt, the first lady of the land, 'showed up in New Zealand unexpectedly the other day, shortly after we had been reading about her and President Roosevelt entertaining Prime Minister Churchill and his wife and daughter at Hyde Park, New York. Mrs. Roosevelt perhaps finds life at the White House a little tame and seeks something a trifle more thrilling in these strenuous war days. She apparently made the ten thousand mile trip from Hyde Park to New Zealand on the other side of the world bv airplane and took it all in her stride. Mrs. Roosevelt just can't be quiet, and is traveling a good share of her time. Last year she flew to Great Britain and hobnobbed with most of the great rulers of the European countries, many of whom are in exile from their countries and are living in London. She also spent some time in Mexico this spring. The trip to New Zealand is understood to be for the purpose of visiting our hospitals and camps and disseminating good will from the United States to the New Zealanders. It is a little bit risky just now to be roaming around the Southern Pacific and Eleanor would be a rich prize for the Japs, many of whom unfortunately are still at large in that region. Opinions of Other Editors Needs A Business Manager And then there is that notorious heart-breaker, Tommy Manville, the asbestos millionaire, •who is devoting his life to the marriage game. Tommy, who is scarcely fifty years old, is now looking for his eighth wife. Tommy started in •while yet in his teens and has been marrying teen year old girls ever since, with only brief intervals taken out with coming up for air. Last No Cause for Worry Ringsted Dispatch: The potato crop in this vicinity is better than it has been for some years. There should be plenty of local potatoes this fall for a dollar a bushel. The tomato crop looks very good, a bit late perhaps. Unless something unfor- seen happens, hail, frost, or bugs, there will be a good local tomato crop to reap extra profits from tliis war in higher prices for everything we may want to sell from aay labor to victory garden siiss, schnapps to suds but buttermilk still sells for five cents a gallon and cream for oatmeal can be had for 11 cents a half pint. Why worry about the price of butter, You can make your own out of grass. All you need is a cow and a churn. In New York or Los Angeles you got to buy it. Here you can put up your own vegetables from your victory garden or broad acres. No surrender of points. Many can raise a pig or two. We can and do live far better than kings like George and Hakon in London. * * * Humboldt Republican: Did you hear that one about the western sheep rancher who had secured a priority and ordered some lumber with which to make lambing pens for his thousand ewes that were due about March 1. Not receiving the lumber and being unable to get any satisfaction from local federal representatives he wired Washington direct. Some brass hat sitting at a mahogany desk surrounded by a flock of stenographers wired back that the lumber would be late, and that he should postpone his ewes' lambing a few weeks. War Is Hell, But— Livermore Gazette Of course, as General Sherman said, "War is hell;" and if it was in his day, it certajnly is now. But you will have to admit that it does make for conversation. It is really a mystery to us just what people talked about before Pearl Harbor. Food rationing is a strange and bewildering evil to Americans, but we're not so sure that the non-stop twenty-four-hour-a-day topic of conversation it has furnished us is not worth the sacrifice of a few staple articles of food. People who were dull before the war now can become the lions of a group by discussing such things as butter, cheese and loin of pork. The latest story about the shortage of sirloin will draw a group to a talker just as if he had magnets in his lapels. And a lady's aid society will launch into the subject and adjourn without ever taking up the subject of why they met and what was the original purpose of the meeting. A roomful of stuffy people can be converted 'into a roomful of tolking people simply by having some one mention the gasoline ration. Pre-war bores now hold audiences spellbound by describing how they get an extra mile per gallon, or how they save a quart of the precious stuff a week by cutting off the motor ol their cars and coasting five or tea blocks. The other day we saw a fellow sway a group as only William Jenning Bryan could sway a crowd simply by telling them that he had added miles of extra mileage oy having the spark plugs cleaned off, and the windshield wiper newly greased. Some of his listeners actually took notes, as if they were listening to a celebrated author, scientist or flower arranger. A friend of ours was one who took notes; and from the talk of a man (he sells ice cream freezers for a living) to whom, before the war, he wouldn't have listened even if he had stood up in a crowded hall and yelled "fire." As for the war itself, the actual fighting, you know what that has done. Millions of folks, women whose conversation used to be limited to commenting on the weather, and men who could bore a cigar store Indian from fifty paces, now need only a soap box to qualify as soapbox orators. They tell you where the Third Front will be opened. They tell you where the Fourth Front will be opened, and, pressed a bit, will give you the lowdown on the Fifth Front. When peace comes it is going to be pretty tough to find something to talk about. guess and Mr. Saatoff said he was interested in maybe he could arrange to build and launch subs and crusiers on his place if it didn't quit thte raining pretty soon. —o— Sim Leigh of the Irvlngton neighborhood brags about that ho hasn't got a necktie, never wanted to wear one, because on account of he always felt like the horse- thief did when they put a rbpe around his neck and I offered to lend him one of mine and he turned me down, said his neck had always felt good and he didn't intend to make things worse by tieing a lot of dry goods around his Adam's apple, so to speak. —o— There's Chas. Rcilly, he was on the main drag the other night and he wore one of those itsy bitsy black shoe string sort of ties, anc he wasn't too proud of it, but he said it had rubber in it, and Chet Momyer has courage because on account of he goes without a tie, though I know he's got a couple, and nice ones, and Vic. Steil says he only has three ties but they're swell ones, colorful to the nth degree, and even have more colorful appeal than any tie Fred Shilts ever wore, and Chas. Murtagh wears a tie every day but when supper comes then he takes it off in order to eat better, and he says so far he has never worn a tie to bed yet. —o— This week sees the end of the straw hat season and I'm going to quit the navy and send my sailor hat up to Lone Rock so Alex Radig can burn it in his office stove Christmas day. And R. S. Blossom can pack up his "Panama" and put it in moth balls till next June 1st, and Les Engstrom can put his straw through the weeks wash and he'll have a good hat for next season, and Paul Nemitz from up Fenton way says he intends to keep on wearing his straw up to corn picking because on account of it's an all weather sky piece, and O. H, Ogg suggests that all the guys who live up to the law discard their straw hats on September 1st, should sell 'em to the boys who raise chickens because on account of they could sort of shred the hats and they'd make good bedding for hens and roosters in a poultry housel But, nevertheless, next week I intend to grab the straw hats off the craniums of any man who wears one on the main \drag and have the city sprinkler run over it, so there. —o— Milt Norton's got an idea, and he has been building hog self feeders and maybe he and I could get together and invent a gulper self feeder, one of those things where you put a nickel in a slot and there's a gulp issued with a spoon or a straw or a saucer or whatever tools you want to gulp it with. And those self-feeders could be put in the street and on the corners and a guy wouldn't have to hunt up places to gulp, you could do it right on the street. Something to think about and the Algona Gulpers Association should encourage and help Milt and put these projects over. Judge Stillman has a sailor straw hat just like mine and it's of the 1940 vintage and I've got one of the 1939 vintage and I sug- jest we trade and wash 'em up a bit for next year and he wouldn't trade because on account of he liked the band he had on his hat better'n he did my band and so we compromised and we're, both going to give our hats to the Jaycees and they are going to establish a shredding mill and shred the hats and give the straw to the poultry minded Jaycess and they'll use the straw for hen bedding. —o— Now that in a few days we're going to have fall with us, autumn and longer nights and so forth, I've decided to start a Danske Mannerkor to sing some Dane songs through the winter months. My scouts have been out over the county rounding up the Danes and checking on those who can sing and pronounce Dane words. And over in the Wesley neighborhood there comes a good report about ebelskyv fans living there and being able to sing, in Dane. There are five Hansens, and you'll note the "e" in the names of Theron Hansen, Raymond Hansen, Peter Hansen, Lawrence Hansen and Julius Hansen, and News Items of Burt Vicinity Mr. and Mrs. Ed Meany, Manly, spent the week end at the L. R. Daniels home. Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Miller visited Mrs. Miller's grandparents at Havelock Sunday. The U and I Circle will meet next Tuesday afternoon with Mrs. A. G. Volentine. Mary Peters left Thursday for Elgin, 111., where she has taught for a number of years. Mrs. C. W. Reynolds was confined to her bed several days over the week end with flu. A. F. Carter, who is working at Ottumwa, visited here with his- family from Friday to Monday. Mary Jean Rachut returns to Waverly Wednesday where she is taking her last year at Wartburg college. Kossuth Chapter No. 201, O. R. S., will meet Tuesday evening, Sept. 14, for its regular monthly meeting. Mrs. S. E. Straley, Fenton, spent the week end here at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Brace. Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Graham, Bode, spent the week end at the E. O. Chipman and Jay D. Graham homes. The G. J. F. Vogels have sold the house in which Mrs. Delia Carroll lived, to the Nels J. Nelsons, who expect to retire from the farm. Mrs. J. C. Geesman returned last week Wednesday from Mason City, where she had spent a number of weeks and had undergone an operation. A skating party was held at Titonka Thursday evening in honor of the birthday of Helen Rachut. About 70 or 80 young people attended. Mrs. Lottie Isenberger returned Friday from Honey Creek, where she had spent most of the summer at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Henry Anderson. Mrs. Earl Anthony and daughter, Donna Mae, and Mrs. Anna Iverson, Minneapolis, Minn., came Monday for a few days visit at the home of their sister, Mrs. Estel Rentz. E. C. Sanderson left Friday for Eagle Grove, where he was TO spend a few days at the home of his son, Norman. From there he planned to go to Seattle, Wash., to visit another son. Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Peterson have a new grandchild, a daughter, Diane, born to Mr. and Mrs. Harold Nelson, in Chicago, on Aug. 31. The Nelsons now have one boy and one girl. A surprise birthday dinner was held at the L. H. Riedel home Sunday in honor of Mr. Riedel's birthday. The Art Riedels, Algona, the Ralph Riedels, Ringsted, and the Ernest Riedels were guests. Mrs. Robert Melville leaves Wednesday of this week for Iowa City, where she will work as hospital technician in the children's department of the University hospital. Mrs. Melville is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. J. F. Vogel. Mrs. Lyle Johnson and children, Lake Crystal, Minn.,, visited Mrs. Johnson's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Neitzel, Monday. They came down with the Joe Beitz of Mapleton, Minn., who visited relatives in Algona and at the L. R. Daniels home. The Beitzs are moving to northern Minnesota. Police Sgt. William Voigt, who is stationed at Fort Custer, Mich., spent Friday and Saturday here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Voigt. The' Voigts have four sons in the service. Sgt. Albert Voigt is at Camp Barkley, Texas, and Martin and Robert are overseas, in North Africa at last reports. Coxswain V. H. Baum has been visiting his sisters, Mrs. E. C. Schwietert and Elsie Baum, and his father, W. F. Baum, at Lakota. He has been in the navy E number of years and of late has been on the Pacific. The Schwiet- erts and Elsie Baum were at the F. W. Baum home Sunday where a family gathering was held in his honor. Telephone Company Increases Payroll According to a recent announcement the N. W. Bell Telephone Company has made a wage adjustment with 12,900 employes and retroactive to March 15, 1943, which increases the payroll approximately $1,350,000 annually. More than 6,000 telephone operators are affected and means a weekly increase of from $2 to $4 per week. Of course the increase also affects Algona employes of the company. Executives and upper level supervisors were not affected by the adjustment. Doan Young Folks to Titonka Schools Doan young folks who will enroll in high school at Titonka on Sept. 6, are the following: Seniors—Harry Hansen, Lee Stouth- ers and Teddy Hoover; Juniors Drucilla Hansen; Sophomores— Arthur Buffington, Ross Southers and Vaughn Hoover; Freshmen — Roger Hoover, Wilbur Christensen and Wanda Young. Charles Kiley will enter Algona high school as a freshman. SEXTON NEWS Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus Eiseman of Britt spent Sunday at the August Kirschbaum home. Mr. and Mrs. John McMahon of Britt spent Sunday at the home of Mrs. Essie McMahon. > Mrs. Mary E. Miller spent the week end visiting at the Bernaid Miller home at Mason City. Mr. and Mrs. Martin Mimbach spent the week end with Mr, and Mrs. Joe Namer of Mallard, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Barchers of Waterloo and Mrs. John Esser and son Francis of Cylinder at Lost Island near Ruthven. Billy Carders, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Goeders, was bitten by a dog at the home of Mrs. Essie McMahon on Sunday evening. He attempted to pet the dog, and the dog jumped up and bit him behind the right ear. The ear was bruised and a cut was made behind the ear from the- bite. He was taken to a doctor for medical care. the "«" doesn't msk« f «m Swede of Norwegian, and then thera'a Forrest Chfistensen, also an "o", and that's bane, and Chas. Nygaard, there's no Irish about that name, and then Joseph Skew and Jufgen Skow, all Danes and I've talked to some of 'em but 1 haven't heard 'em sing, and thete are nine by the name of Ctoetjs, which ain't Scandihoovian, and neither is the name of Studer and there are eight of them and then there are 6 Carlsons but they Use an "o" and I'm inclined to think they are maybe Swedes but I'll be glad to give all 23 of 'em singing lessons, any of 'em, and teach 'em ebelskyvver and the can join the Danish Mannerko and if 1 get a buck an houtf pe lesson and give 'em ten lesson I'll be making some money to pa income tax on and also buildin up a good Dane singing aggrega tion. And so I went to St. Bencdlc Sunday afternoon and stuffed on a high class chicken dinner whicl cost me 50c but it was sure wort! it,'but there wasn't anybody dowr there would pay for me and I or ganized a swell no-tie club an got a lot of help from Jack M Kenna and H. E. McMurray am Theo. Goeders would have helpei but they had ties on. Henry Arns dorfer has been elected presiden of the club and Al Rosemeyer i vice president and their salarie will be plenty and they're worth it. Martin Seller will be'the secretary because on account of he' full of information which he gavi me. Frank Youngwirth will be the treasurer and he sure could coun the dimes Sunday. The board o: directors will be John Kuchara Leo Ludwig, Red Huschka and Herb Arndorfer. John Thil will be SeimerY John Kefme, Barney Capesiu*, Fred firickson and Or- viite Down* will be the membership committee. Looks like the St, Benedict Mo-Tie Club will go places because bn actount of there's some good material which has joined. John Kelver, John Youn*wlrth and Dick German were there and they could sure qualify in my Mustache Club And nttyb* I'll drop dtfWft ta St. Benedict s&tttf* time and organize a mustache df whiskers club. And John Young- witth was smoking hid tome made pipe and it sure la a lollapalooza, had irot/cover and a good draft and he made it out of a trws on his home place and 1 wouldn't mind having a pipe like that only mine should be made a little smaller because on account of John's pipe seems to me to be kinder heavy to carry around, so to speak. Fat Cattle READY? Would like to see them Charles Chambers CATTLE BUYER Geo. A. Hormel & Co. Postcard or phone me at Hotel Algona, giving the number 1 and approximate weight of your cattle. In territory each week A {ERICA'S-"soil soldiers'- are doing a wonderful job; Thanks to these hard working, patriotic farmers our fighting forces are the best fed in the world. In the territory served by the Chicago and North Western Line alone these "soil soldiers" are producing 57 per cent of the nation's corn and over 47 per cent of our hogs. Quite a showing for nine states. Feasting bounteously on corn, no wonder porkers become sleek and fat. Statistics, generally speaking, may be pretty boresome. But war makes them mighty important—yes, and interesting.' These same mid-western states, for instance, produce 62 per cent of the nation's oats, 67 per cent of the barley, one-third of the wheat, three-quarters of the rye and flax. Then there's hay—41 per Cent of all tonnage comes from these same states; Live stock, too, makes a splendid showing. Besides hogs; these states raise 34 per cent of our cattle, over one-quarter of our sheep, better than 31 per cent of our chickens and 26 per cent of our turkeys. Really something, isn't it? Do^ou wori"der we're proud of the "soil soldiers'- we serve ? From these hard working producers to our fighting forces move the foods that keep our boys in top condition;;; and we are happy that America's railroads, including the "North Western," can play a part. It's one of the many transportation jobs we're doing to shorten the gap between now and victory. 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