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lit * The Al gofia , Des Rfoines, Algotia, f«tvft, Itlgona (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 €DITORIAL_ ASSOCIATION Second Place, General Excellence, Iowa Press, 1940 being asleep at the switch when the house passed the bill to pension congressmen. President Roosevelt signed the bill which Was afterwards repealed. Gilchrist was accused of being too old to properly represent the district and everything else that the democrats could get their hands on was thrown at him, but his final majority was overwhelming. Fred Gilchrist is a shrewd politician and in addition has the confidence of the farmers of the district without regard to party and the democrats are finding it a big job to put him out of the office where he has served with honor for so long. MM :IAT First Place Award Winner, 1933, Iowa's Most Outstanding Weekly, Judged by State University of Iowa The Blackouts SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO. One Year, in advance $2.50 Upper Des Moines and Kossuth County Advance in combination, per year $4.00 SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year in advance $3.00 Upper Des Moines and Kossuth County Advance in combination, per year $5.00 No subscriptions less than 6 months. Single Copies 7c ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per inch 42c EDITORIAL COMMENT By J. W. Haggard Carrying Water on Both Shoulders We cannot see why there should be much tumult and shouting in regard to the declaration of the postwar republican advisory council at Mackinac island last week. National Chairman Spangler of Iowa called together a few dozen oi the "big shots" to agree on a declaration of principles to be advocated by the republicans in the 1944 presidential campaign. Willkie was not invited, but Taft, Vandenberg, Dewey, Bricker, Landon and other "conservative" republican leaders who are not any too friendly to Wendell Willkie were on the ground and finally brought forth a platform that was loaded with weasel words that could be construed to suit the con- struer. It is understood that Senator Vandenberg of Ohio, wrote the declaration which was finally agreed to by the gathering. Of course all platforms are written with the express purpose of pleasing everybody and the more obscure it is the better. But some day a man with convictions like Willkie and who is not afraid to state his position frankly will catch the fancy of the voters who are getting tired of the meaningless piatforms of the politicians and he will sweep the county, leaving the professional politicians gasping for breath. We think that this very thins is liable to happen in next year's elections. Of course many people have regarded these blackouts in northern Iowa as rather senseless gestures, and perhaps they are. It is true that Algona and like towns in northern Iowa have no more chance of being bombed than a person has of being struck by lightning, but we notice that lightning rods are still being used on many buildings in this section. When Pearl Harbor was bombed from a distance of six or seven thousand miles we will admit "our eyes stuck out." At that time no one thought such a thing possible, but we live and learn that the impossible is being done every day in this war, and it might even happen here in Algona. At least let us non- fighting folks have some way of showing that we mean to be patriotic, even though it may be inexpensive. Up at Fairmont, Major Nelson in his Sentinel newspaper, suggests a long vacation on the blackout stuff as follows: "Now that we have had another successful blackout, let's forget such rather silly gestures for awhile. The chance of enemy air raids everyone knows is less than one in a million. We can help win the war in many ways more practical than turning out the lights, sitting quiet and making believe we are awfully brave and patriotic." Land Going Up Gilchrist Hard to Beat Congressman Fred C. Gilchrist of this district has announced that he will be a candidate to succeed himself in next year's election. Mr. Gilchrist in announcing his candidacy this early said that he understood that all of the present Iowa congressmen will be candidates again next year, although so far as we know none have as yet announced themselves. Fred Gilchrist is the dean of Iowa congressmen. After serving for many years in the Iowa state legislature, both in the house and senate, he was first elected to congress in 1932, and notwithstanding the great landslide for President Roosevelt that year in which all Iowa republican congressmen except himself went down to defeat, was given a handsome majority and has been successively reelected for the past 12 years notwithstanding the fact that most of the other Iowa districts were strongly democratic. The farmers of his district have apparently been satisfied that he has proven true to their trust in him and have stood solidly behind him. Last year his opponent was Ed Breen of Ft. Dodge, one of the ablest young democrats in the district, who went down to defeat after a bitter campaign, in which Fred was accused of Some people think that Kossuth county land is selling too high when some farms have sold for something like $200 per acre. These folks should note some of the prices land is bringing in other sections of the state. Down at Shenandoah the other day a forty-acre farm just out of the city sold for $275 per acre. What improvements there were on the place was not given. An improved farm five miles from Reinbeck sold for $150 per acre and another in the same neighborhood without improvements brought $140. Also in the same locality an 87-acre farm is reported as selling for $197.50 per acre. Here in Algona Ed Hough reports the sale of a well improved farm between Burt and Lone Rock for $150 per acre. It is true that land values are climbing in all parts of Iowa. During the war at least land at the above figures will undoubtedly pay good dividends but it might be well to keep in mind that after the war is over farm produce is liable to drop in price and the dividends drop correspondingly. It is our opinion that present prices show but little, if any, inflation and that one year with another the land will pay a reasonable dividend on the money invested. Land values have really been too low. Throwing Tax Money to the Winds Ringsted Dispatch: Most people out here in the hog and butter country think of the women war workers such as welders and riveters as big brawny females built on the pattern of the blacksmith under the chestnut tree. Far from it. Says one of them: My work is no harder than housekeeping. My welding torch weighs only one pound. I earn $270 a month." No it is not skilled labor, takes a week or two to get the hang of it. The pay is $214 a month while learning. Congressman Engel from Michigan tells us in the September Readers Digest all about these heroic men and women who help win the war by drawing big pay in unskilled jobs. A stock chaser (what does he do?) gets $201 a month regular pay, but draws down $283 for overtime. A janitor in a war plant draws down $61 a week. A 67-year-old OAA resigned from his social security $40 a month to be a sweeper in a factory at S44 a week. Machine gun assemblers draw down a minimum pay of $4700 a year. Sounds like a skilled job but a private in a machine gun company must know how to do the same job blindfolded for $50 a month. Read the articles for yourself in the Readers Digest. VROLET DEALER-;- EVERY CAR AND TRUCK MUST SERVE AMERICA WAR WORKERS FARMERS DOCTORS R£0 CROSS Actwms CIVIMAN OIPEMSS BACK THE ATTACK WITH WAR BONDS AMERICA'S MOST POPULAR DEALER SERVICE ORGANIZATION KOSSUTH MOTOR CO. 200 N. DODGE ST. RAVINGS tot R£E$£ A Littf* of till* - A Llrtft of tki* « Not M*h 6f' Anything Sepiember 1st was the «nd 6f the straw hat season, and I don' give a hoot what a lot of Algbna men say to the contrary. I've been told that September 15th is the legal day to ditch your straw bu in every case the teller is a blrc who is still wearing his summer head paraphanalla, so that doesn' go with me. Anyway I .ditched al three of my straw hats on September 1st and came up town wearing a felt hat and the firs felt hat wearer I met was C. A Momyer and then he told me he hadn't had a straw-all summer to begin with. "Chris" Chrischilles Ed HougH, E. J. Van Ness, Raymond Irons and me gathered a the post office that morning anc congratulated each other on being law-abiding and regulation- regarding citizens and we al started out contacting our friends who were still on the other side of the fence to get 'em to ditch their straws before it. became necessary for me to yank-.'em ofi their heads and have the .streel sprinkler run over 'em, so to speak. —o— There were a lot of straws in evidence on September 1st and some real nice and upstanding citizens were wearing 'em and I am sure it was because they had their dates mixed. First one.. I saw was O. Madsen and then Dana Paxton and John Kohlhaas (John said he'd go right home and start a fire with his hat) and Josh Blossom and Gene Hutchins and he's a councilman and should set a better example to his constituents (said he hadn't had time to hunt up his felt hat) and Bill Daughan still wearing his sailor and brags about the many years it's done service and Jim Pool and Herman Hauberg. Thedo Hutchison (being a member of the legislature he can wear his straw all winter, that's the law) and then there were a lot of the boys sort of compromised and wore neither straw nor felt and they were ~^has. Barringer, Dr. Hoffman and lene Murtagh. Sheriff Cogrley wore his straw September 1st and so did Matt Streit and Dr. Amundson but they agreed to line up for the felt before Labor Day and Bill Haggard co-operated with the law and went back home and ditched his straw and came back with a last year's felt. But Russ Cook lie went one further, he wore a felt on September 1 and also a mu°- ler and said he could put on a eather coat if I wanted him to. !t's a cinch the straw hat season s over with and those of you who are going to ditch 'em for good should send 'em to Phil Kohlhaas and he'll store 'em and they will be given to the folks who can't ;et rationed fuel next Christmas. Down at' the St. Benedict dinner and bazaar recently there >vas E. W. Lusby and he had a milk pail and he didn't have any milk to put in it and so he's going o get a milk cow so's he can put nilk in his pail and which is a good idea and he won't have to hrow the pail away. H. W. Balgeman of West Bend vas in the other day and wanted o sell me his ties, wanted 6 bUclcs for 'eni ariS .'.J, aiiii't got ttrtit much money aM besides that ihjH ties were rather ancient, some,of 'em, and he said he was through wearing neckties for good because on account Of he was just beginning to enjoy his feeding, didn't have to gag and choke, since he'd ditched his ties. In the winter time if it gets too cold instead of tying, up his neck he hunts up an old sock and ties loosely around his windpipe and that's smart because on account of that's what I've been doing for years, so to speak. . And speaking- of neckties, the by-laws of the No-Tie Club provides that after September 1st there is no law against wearing a tie Up to May 1st following, hence the No-Tie Clubs in Algona, Wesley and St. Benedict are packing up. their books and paraphernalia and storing them in the lockers for keep. over, the winter months. Therefore, when a guy shows up wearing a necktie don't yank it off his .guzzle, he is within the laW wearing it from now on, and if he wants to suffer and gag and choke all winter that's his lookout. Over at Whittemore the other day I met up .with, a gang , of Whittemorians and they're all enthused about starting ,a No-Tie Club there next spring,. in fact they have practically organized and taken up dues and here's hoping they don't spend that money through the winter months and so have .nothing to go on next year. Dick Vaughn is running for president of the new club and he has some competition because on account of Tony Buschenfeldt is also a candidate, and for vice president Harold McDonnell is a candidate and Ves Elbert wants that office, too, and for secretary Jack Spurgeon is running with two opposing him and they are Pete Fuchseh and Irvin Turner, and the guy who can write the most legible will probably get it, and for treasurer Garnett (I don't think that name is spellod quite right) McDonnell will run and John Uhlenhake thinks he ought to have it because on account of lie's got a box to put the money in, and Speed Hahn wants the job too but it looks like Ewold Rusch might be elected because he's got a cash register where he could keep the cash for .he members and Sgt. Bernard McDonnell is going to be the ser- jeant-at-arms when he gets ;hrough licking the Nazis and ie'11 make a good one, too. The joard of director candidates arc George Elbert, Frank Bestenleh- ner, Russ Medin, Tom Carmody, lem Cavanaugh, J. M. Fleming, Judge Henry Geelan, Roman Mikes, August Vaudt, Fred Bierstedt, H. R. Zumach and A. D. Brogen. The fight for five direc- ors promises to be a hot one and with all these candidates willing ;o kick a nickel into the campaign fund there should be a full get- out of the vote for the No-tie Club election at 7:30 p. m. next spring. More power to the workers for the No-Tie Club in Whittemore next year. There are some mail boxes east of Irvington that are in need of LEDYARD NEWS Mr. and Mrs. George Thompson vere Fairmont visitors on Wednesday. Miss Alice Nuss is spending a veek with friends at Merrill and Milwaukee, Wis. Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Rosebavo and children spent the week end at Grettinger with relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Martin Gabel and ons and Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Heisman, of Swea City, visited at he Albert Brand home Friday ivening. Rev. E. P. Nuss spent last week nd at Wishek, North Dakota, where he preached at the Mission 'est there. Mr. Christy Henricksen and Mr. Albert Brand attended the ivestock sale at Blue Earth Friday evening. Mrs. F. W. Thaves o£. Lakota .isited last week at the Carl Bur- •ow, Glenn Burrow and Henry lardt homes. Mrs. Lester Englke and Mrs. u Nitz accompanied Rev. and Mrs. Oarnauer of Lakota to Fairmont Thursday. Mrs. Richard Zeilske of Lakota 'isited last Tuesday afternoon with Mrs. Josephine Weise at the Albert Brand home. Pvt. Deitrich Gray arrived here Saturday from Camp Abbot, Oreon, for a 13-day furlough at the Albert Barnes home. Mr. and Mrs. Albert Barnes and Pvt. Deitrich Gray visited Sunday afternoon at the Freddie Stubbe home at Buffalo Center, owa. Mr. Lou Nitz went to South St. p aul last Sunday where he took , load of livestock. Misses Agnes nd Dolores Junkermeier accom- ianied him. Mrs. Simser and Phil Simser of Blue Earth, mother and brother f Mrs. Christy Hendicksen, vis- ted Thursday evening at the Ihristy Henricksen home. Miss Betty Ann Cass of Faytte, who has been visiting the ast week with her brother, Rev. Cdw- Cass, returned Sunday to 'ayette where she will attend ollege. Mr. and Mrs. N. A. Pingel vis- ted Wednesday with Mrs. Pinel's sister, Mrs. Orville Anderon of Des Moines, at the home of he letter's mother, Mrs. Margaret ,ooft at Swea City. Mrs. Max Nitz and Mrs. Paul Nitz were hostesses Wednesday t the Lutheran Aid at Lakota. ifrs. Lester Englke, Mrs. Lou fitz, Mrs. Fred Bauman and Mrs. toward Jensen attended the Aid from here. j Marvel Halverson left Friday for Gladbrook, Iowa, where she will teach the second and third grade. Alvira Halverson returned to Charter Oak to teach this year. The E. T. Haiversons accompanied them to their respective places. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Nitz and children visited last Sunday at the Clarence Baum home at Blue Earth. Mrs. Lou Nitz accompav nied them where she visited friends who were attending the Henricksen reunion at the fair grounds there. Mrs. Howard Dyer went to Minneapolis Saturday where she will be employed. Mrs. H. M. Dyer and Bert Dyer took her to the bus at Blue Earth. Howard Dyer, her husband, recently entered the army and is stationed at a camp in California. Mr. and Mrs. Albert Brand went to Mankato, Minn., Friday, and brought back Mrs. Josephine Wiese from the Immanuel hospital, where she had been a patient the past two months with a fractured hip. She is improving but yet not able to be up and about. Mr. Albert Brand went to South St. Paul Tuesday where he took a load of cattle. Mrs. Brand accompanied him where she visited Mrs. Arvid Brand and grandson, Gary. Mrs. Frank Deim took care of Mrs. Josephine Weise during Mrs. Brand's absence. At the English services of the Evangelical and Reformed Church on Sunday, Sept. 12, there will be dedication services for the new baptismal font which was presented to the church by Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Junkermeier, in memory of their son Dennis. There will also be German services at 10 o'clock. Roger. Calthurst of Ainsworth, visited this week-end at the Kenneth Busch home. Mrs. F. L. Reaney, who visited her daughter, Mrs. Kenneth Busch the past six. weeks, returned home with him. Mrs. Busch, Wilma Busch and Mrs. D. B. Mayer accompanied them to Waterloo to spend the week-end there, returning home Monday. Joe Dyer left for Washington, D. C., for a two weeks' visit with his sister, Irene Dyer. When he returns he will go into the armed service. Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Dyer will then have four sons in the service. Technical Sergeant Willis Dyer is in the quartermaster division at Miami Beach, Fla. Private Howard Dyer is in the engineering combat service in California and Lt. Glenn Dyer is in New Jersey. Regina Berens arrived home Saturday evening from Omaha, where she had spent the summer. Inez Menke came with her and spent the week end af the parr ental J. H. Menke home. • a bit of paint, a da$h of color, to speak. Nicely named ones are .those,of Raymond Harig, Gerald Golemafa.and W> A> W66d, and on that fibrhe'r ,. there are .twb big bjies tahd 1 cbUldh't make out the namels but'they would almost hold a, bushel Of S^Uds and by the school hduse east of there wns one of.Clinton Rath and a littler dne beside it Which didn't have a .r&rrie 6n It and maybe that's for the schoolma'am and further east, and south of St. Benedict there was the mail box of C. E Browh and orchids should be given to him because on account o: his name was painted in two nice colors .and it's my notion that's the best painted mail box in Kossuth and Dan Froelich On corner south of St. Benedict also had a plain name on his box and I'd be tickled to eat his chicken dinner some time and I've been told thai the. farmers are really becoming interested in painting their name legible on their mail boxes so I can find their places and invite myself out to eat with 'em. And the county board of supervisors should be called in special meeting some time and maybe someone would ask 'em to paint the road signs because on account oi they are rusty and some of 'em 1 don't know whether It's a "K." or an "X" and I might get lost while I'm on a county road so to speak. Be that as it. may the board probably wouldn't invite me out to chicken dinner, anyway, and perhaps they wouldn't give a hang if I did get lost and so we perhaps should let the road sign painting go till some fine afternoon next July. Loans To Buy . Borrow $50-$100 or more thru us to store your winter's fuel supply NOW. Also Loans for school needs, clothes, debts, taxes, livestock, feed—or any worthy purpose. Monthly Payments or Special Plans For Farmers L. 8. Bohannon Phone 103 • Algona, la WHATABOUTANEW FURNACE? You can still buy a new Green Colonial — if your present furnace, is beyond use or repair. And it's the same type, the same highest quality built before the war. The priority part of it is simple. Ask us about it. Laing & Muckey Phone 464 N. Dodge St ALGONA, IOWA GREEN COLONIAL FURNACE SERVICE rom ait-,.. . .fy Joe Mat six "Jeep Ner^es"-4hat'a what Dan O'Neill calls the jumpy way some folks react to the strain of wartime living. Not that Dan blames 'em. When you work 12 hours a day and travel In crowded busses- live In trailers and put up with inconveniences - It's only natural to get tense and Irritable. "Folks must learn to relax," says Dan, "and take it cnsy." And Dan thinks he has the formula. Soon as he's through at the shop he comes straight home, picks out the comfort- ablest chair arid pours himself a tall, cool glass of beer. Then he sips it - slowly and appreciatively - like good beer should be enjoyed. And by the time, that glass.of beer Is gone, Dan says his diapo* sitlon is as good as new.. • and the day's work seems well worth tackling again tomorrow. • It's a real effective formula. 1 know; I've tried it! 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