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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, September 30, 1943
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, The Alfona tftpftf fog Afdines* Algona, lowi, September 30, 1»43 aiflana Wet ©eg Jttottte* 9 North Dodge Street J. W. HAGGARD & R. B. WALLER, Publishers Entered as Second Class Matter at the Postofflce a» Algona, Iowa, under act of Congress of Mar. 3,1879 Issued Weekly NATIONS CDITORIAL- ~ -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 - 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 Ad- . vance 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 Railways Overloaded with Traveling Soldiers One of the big items of this war is the overburdening of the railways of the country with the movement of soldiers in training, from one section of the of the country several times to receive the required training. The war 'department submitted a report the other day which stated that the average soldier from the time of his induction until he embarks, is transferred from six to eight times for an average distance of 850 miles each time. This makes a total of two complete trips across the continent. In the first world war there was far less troop movement. The average number of transfers was only three, and the trips were shorter. We know of one Algona boy, James Murtagh, who has been sent from the Atlantic to the Pacific coast twice, besides a trip to Ft. Bliss, Texas, where he is now stationed. The figures here stated is only for soldiers being transferred from one training camp to another, and does not represent the enormous traffic occasioned by soldiers traveling on furloughs to their homes. In the period between Pearl Harbor and May 1, 1943, the army corps moved more than 20,000,000 U. S. troops by rail for a distance of 17 billion miles. This movement required the use of 241,000 Pullman cars, and 72,000 day coaches. Since Pearl Harbor the railways have not been allowed to build any new passenger cars. It has been suggested that instead of the navy's well known ads, "Join the Navy and See the World," the army should have as their slogan "Join the Army and See the United States." Railways Spent Millions Buying War Bonds Most of the railway systems of the United States have had rather hard sledding financially during many years until lately, but for the past year or so under the stress of war activities business has picked up and they have had more than they can handle. That they are as patriotic as any other big business corporations has repeatedly been shown. It has just been called to our attention that the Milwaukee Road will immediately invest $24,000,000 in government securities, and has arranged that Kossuth county's Third War Loan drive, along with 55 other lov.'a counties, is to share in the four million dollars the state is alloted of the road's subscription. Every county in which it operates in twelve states will participate in the credit for the huge purchase. It is figured that the investment w'H be advantageous to the railroad and will also assist the United States in the prosecution of the war and contribute to the sucess of the Third War Loan drive. We have no information in this matter in regard to the other roads' bond buying but take it that they are likewise doing their share. The Prison Camp It has been notable that the citizens of Algona have not "warmed up" to any extent to the idea of having a prison located here and just who is "guilty" of crowding the cgmp onto this community is not defiitely known. Some suggest that Vice President Henry Wallace is responsible, thinking that the community would be pleased by its location here. Others insist that it is more liable to be Senator Gillette, but it seems that no one knows for certain. But it remained for Mrs. J. H. Savage of Humboldt to "tell "em" some things that she thought they ought to know, which was printed in the Des Moines Register Open Forum. She lays the whole thing to the New Dealers, and we judge she may be a republican in politics. Well, anyway, here is what she said: "One of the latest New Deal plans which shows bungling, waste, incompetency, no active brains, is the selection of a site for a prison camp near Algona, Iowa. "Last winter, during oil rationing for heating, Kossuth county was selected as one of the places allowed more oil, because of extreme cold weather there. That county was given a preference over Humboldt county for additional oil for heating. "Now to spend millions for construction of a prison camp, which requires a large amount of fuel for heating, is deplored. "A site in the southern states should have been selected, where the prisoners could live in tents, or cheaply constructed barracks, and need very little fuel for warmth. "It seems to be the aim of the administration to waste as much as possible." U. D. M, Complimented • A good word from a brother newspaper man is always acceptable and we highly value the following lines from the pen of Leon Barnes, managing editor of the Northwopd Anchor in a personal letter to this writer. Mr. Barnes and his paper have been given signal honor, having been awarded highest honoi-d as "Iowa's Best Weekly" by Iowa Press Association and also have received national honors. Mr. Pitman, political editor of the Anchoi, spend/ a good share of his time in California. The following few complimentary words from such an authority is therefore much appreciated: . , "The Upper Des Moines is one of the really good weeklies which come to our office and I enjoy reading it each week. You get a splendid print and typographically, as well as from an editorial standpoint, I think it is one of Iowa's outstanding weeklies." Fighting the War There has been some bad language used down at the National Capital lately, most of it eminating from President. Roosevelt and Secretary of State Cordell Hull. Drew Pearson, the columnist, who seems at all times to be critical of the administration, drew their fire when he openly accused Secretary Hull of disliking the Russians and making no bones about his antipathy. It is understood that Under Secretary Wells, who is a personal friend of Pearson, resented his dismissal by the President and Pearson took up the fight and called Hull anti-Russian. Of course that is a rather delicate subject just now, and any fool would know that the less said about the matter the better. President Roosevelt termed Pearson a "chronic liar." and Hull accused him of giving aid and comfort to the enemy by spreading "diabolical lies." Now Pearson says that he is being shadowed by what he calls President Roosevelt's "gestapo," and that his telephone wires have been tapped. He charged that the president, unable to keep peace in his official family and to prevent word of its difference from reaching the public, had directed his "Gestapo agents" to listen in on newspaper telephone wires to see what member of the administration may be tipping off the press to the administration mess. We have noted that Pearson is- always inclined to be sensational in his column and digs into many personal matters that in common de^ cency had better be left unsaid whether they are true or untrue. It was Pearson who uncovered the reason for the removal of the Harry Hopkins from their residence in the White House, which might be attributed to the jealously of Mrs. Roosevelt. It really might be a good idea to muzzle the Washington "Merry-Go- Rounder" for the duration. However it is not fitting that the President should resort to billingsgate. Opinions of Other Editors Prison Camps of Two Wars Britt Tribune: Algona is to have a prison camp. It is for prisoners of war—those who have been captured in the gun battles now going on all around the world. There are many such camps spread about the United States but Algona, so far as we know, will have the only prison camp in Iowa. But Algona and every other city and town in these United States has been a virtual prison camp for numerous business men these past ten years. While all who have been successful enough to be self supporting have been condemned, rebuffed, controlled by various forms of chicanery; agents of the new order have passed among us trying to put folks on the relief rolls in various ways. Literally thousands of business places have been closed. No statistics are spread around the country about that. We find many empty business buildings in all towns in a time when bank deposits are the biggest in history and every farmer carries a wad of money big enough to choke a cow. The managers and workers in the small businesses that have kept going have been virtual prisoners of war. Prisoners of this mouth shooting economic war that condemns them as a sore in tha body politic. Let us hope that both wars will soon be over —the gun shooting war and the mouth shooting war. One is as destructive of civilization as the . other. * * * No Red Tape in Canada Clarion Monitor: Canada's home front seems to work with less friction than does our own. Canadians are horrified at the red tape in the states. Take their OPA. Canadians merely sign their names for ration cards, no counting the cans on the hand, how much sugar you used last year, the stock last November, and all the rest of the nonsense. Canada's fixed price on used tires is forty per cent of what a new tire costs. OPA grades them down to one-sixteenth of an inch tread. Canadians get the equivalent of 160 U. S. gallons of gas per year, and can save it and take a trip whenever they feel like it. Lots of things are more simple in Canada. The Higher" Wages Humboldt Independent: The Independent believes that the people of Roife will always regret the closing of the creamery there, and that no one will regret it more than Mr. Christensen—as the years go by. It is true that the times are against private enterprise. Small businesses are being hard pushed to make ends meet. Government restrictions are severe. The Humboldt newspaper people, who own also the Clarion Monitor, estimates that it costs them $100 per month extra to keep their books in a manner to meet government requirements and to make the reports necessary to meet government demands. And still one can not close shop and quit. As it is, entirely too many small businesses have quit. They could have struggled thru had they tried hard enough. They will later wish they had stuck it out. After the war is over and the country settles back to normalcy the rewards of those who underwent the hardships will be great enough to compensate for all the grief encountered. It has been the same way in every crisis Those who have left steady position to find higher wages in war munitions plants very likely will be objects of pity after the war. The best places in industry will be full of- those who went through the grind and stuck it out. • Fallacy of the New Dealers As a sedative to numb the fear of public An INR Editorial He makes it brutally ing and boundless public _,-. ..... talitarianism or to -debt repudiation? ana tnat without "a stable system of public finance . . . in the United States, and also in other countries, the foundation stone for international reconstruction .will rest on quicksand." -me jr.—.-, ,_ His analysis is just plain horse sense which that those who pay taxes to support the debt are most everybody understood until they were hyp- not identical with those who receive the interest not i ze d with the suggestion that prosperity could the debt or the government bounties which be brou ght about by priming the pump continu- uie ucuv «» __,?,_ ... .__5. i_i- i i_ TI~ A^OC nr\t *rv tn nrnve WINGS A Llttlt of Thli « A LHtU of Thrt Not Muth of Anything . merely owed it to themselves. Harold G. Moulton, head of the Brookings institution has knocked the "owe it to yourself" institution hat . n a boQklet entuledi New Philosophy of Public Debt" «. .h™. Frederlck Sennit*, merchant at Lone Rock, was in town Friday and he was all shaVed up and said he- did it with his old razor and they ain't got no barbef at Lone Rock and Frederick was the gent who said he could kick me from Fenton township into Burt township without going out .of his store one time but I gotta go to Lone Rock to get the kicking done and I ain't so well fixed with "A" coupons and so we're going to postpone the kicking until" we can get more gas. And Norman Cotton, banker at Lone Rock, was In town, too, and I find my credit ain't a bit better 'n it ever wtas because on account of when 1 asked him could I borrow a couple of two bits he asked me did I have any collateral and which I ain't. Nice and all that is Norman but he's still a banker and he shaves himself, too. Bill Flaig says he uses a straight edge, whatever that is, and he's got a nice when he's shaved don't worry him smooth face and barbers none.' Saw two Algona musically inclined gentlemen hold a conference over a cup of coffee while they were gulping and it was a serious conference and at first I thought they were talking with their hands and it was Dr. Schaap and Abe Lauritzen and they're both song leaders (Abe for the Rotarians and Dr. for the Kiwanis) and it seems they've developed a system of song leading which eliminates a lot of arm waving and keeps 'em from working up a sweat when they're leading and I've sung under the direction of both of 'em and they're both good and I always thought they should go into the fight game because on account of when they direct they look like they both had a sort of wicked right and a swell uppercut left. Maybe I'm wrong, maybe they are just threatening the singers when they're leading. Who knows? Looks like "Bill" Becker and I were about to start a peanut stand on the corner because on account of there ought to be good money in it and "Bill" has the peanuts, growing them in his Victory garden and he has a good crop and I'm to do the grinding while they roast and he's to do the selling and 1;hen we split and. so another business institute has sprung up in Algona selling Kossuth county products and "Bill" says that garden of his will grow anything. If "Bill" and I make a good go of it we're going to put 5000 acres into peanuts and have a peanut stand on every corner in Algona besides haying a corner on the peanut business. This week we printed some sale sills for Chris Knudson and he's oing to have a sale on September 0 and if he'll serve ebelskyvvcr '11 go to his sale and help eat em because on account of he and me are two good Danes and we ke the Danish fried fruit. And t's a winter dish and from now n should become one of the deli- acies on every Dane's table, and lere are no ration points to worry bout, either. And now comes Bob McCulough • and suggests that I start red winter underwear club be- ause on account of men should ear red winter underwear as it s warmer than ordinary wear esides being louder 'n every- hing and I've written to Pete Hayenga and Ed Schlei at Fenton, ecause on account of they are he original red underwear offi- ers in Kossuth and maybe we an get "em to come to Algona nd start a club and Jake chwartz and Axel Peterson, also f Fenton, have worn red winter nderwear for years and Jake is oing to let us mail red undy He shows the debt makes possible. ously with public funds. He does not try to prove e . . ,. . . t . While the people may owe the public debt that government debt is bad, but he does insist f n themselves the man who is taxed to pay in- tnat it must be controlled. eresHn the debt will soon tod that the tax ector will take his shirt if »» ** which he , his taxes, to pay interest on a debt which he usted. The earnings of the people are eresn ^ ^ ^ o( M thg collector will take his shirt if »» ** which he primings, the pump will suck air if the water sup- hich he p to himself.'i . d bt the water to th e financial well. Those earnings National Resources Planning propaganda free for nothing artd Axel said we coyld borrow hts car to traipse over the country in search of members .aftd Bob McCullough said he could get Bob Williams to contact some clothing Concern and get sbme good discounts on red uhdys and there ain't ariy price ceilings on the red undys because 6n account of the WPB says if men wore 'em there would be less need for fuel oil and would help In the war effort and Lee O. Wolfe is moving to Algona from Tltonka and maybe Bob could arrange to have him sort of serve as a collaborationist in the' promotion of the red undy club this winter. This is -a much more important project than was the no-tie endeavors. Anyway it's worth While looking into and adds much to the physical comfort of mankind on cold winter .days. Maybe you hadn't noticed but on top of the frorit of the Boston block there is a nice growth of luxuriant weeds and Louis Bode called my attention to the crop and so he agreed to bring in n team and a mower and he and I are going to harvest the crop some afternoon next week if we can get the team hoisted up there. There may be enough hay in the crop to net Louis and me a nice bit of dough, so to speak, too. Later: Here comes "Chris" Chrischilles and says it ain't weeds growing up there, it's box elders and Louis and his team and me wouldn't get Jar mowing 'em down and what we need is a woodsman' who doesn't care to "spare that tree." Anyway maybe Louis and I could get enough firewood out of it to carry us over the winter but Louis would have to do the chopping — "- I ain't no good with an axe, so to speak. But we wouldn't have to lug the team up there. I had nine cents and lacked a penny to take a chance on a guess with Clarence Pollard and so I borrowed a penny 'from Duane Dewel and so I guessed right and didn't need Daane's penny and paid him back and then Clarence and I took on a gulp and an ice cream cone and for which he dug up and in comes Dr. Janse and Brail Wright and Fred Shilts and Bob McCullough and Bert Palmer and they laid hands on me and held me solid like and Dr. Janse took off my necktie and the group told me I had no license to wear a tie and they didn't cut it to pieces because on account of I only have two ties and Bob James and Fred Timm and Don Hutchison and Luke Linnan just stood there and laughed and didn't offer .to be the Good Samaritan at all and I almost lost my tie but it wasn't loud enough so any of the attackers wanted it or I probably would have lost it. Let's not forget the no-tie club and no-tie wearers are on vacation from Sept. 15th to May 15th. And here's hoping those- guys don't attack me again and take my snirt off my back, especially in daylight, so to speak. And the reason "Fuzzy" Robin- ault is limping around with only a half shoe on one foot is because of a ton of coal was dropped on his foot and he had to cut the top half of his shoe Off to ease the big digit on his right pedal extremity and I felt sorry for him and asked why didn't he get a crutch and he said there wasn't any crutches to be got and there was a limit on lumber and so he's getting along without crutch assistance and I thought at first by the looks of his foot that a fire engine might have run over it and it knocks the stuffing out of his bowling average now and so I can beat him, at least while he's limping and lame, so to speak. Miss Patty Brobst, eame frdm fifcl Molne* Friday to Spend the w*Ck ehd Witfi hff ftfefitt, "fc;;«g Mfs. H*W MbfeyYwftd'toti theffi back Sunday, AitMttdVA, remain-, ing qver SuAd«y. Pvt. A. O. H. Setzepfflndt, Jr!, who is attending Iowa State College at Ames, Is spending part of his furlough with his uncle and aunt, Dr. and Mrs. P. '0. Dot - weiler. He came from Tulaa, Okla., where he visited his patents. ' , Miss Margaret Traub and Miss Virginia Lou Roberts went to Des Moines Wednesday to enroll as student nurses in the Methodist hospital. Their respective parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Traub and B. L. Roberts accompanied them to 'Des Moines. Mrs. Lou Reinen, Betty Lou leinen, Mrs. Ernest Bleuer and Reinen, Mrs. Ernest daughter Esther and Mrs. Donald Kuecker were callers in Ft. Dodge Tuesday. Mrs. Kuecker stayed at the Lutheran hospital where she had an operation performed Wednesday morning. Roger Johnson} who is in the naval hospital at Great Lakes. recovering from malaria, has been promoted to Staff Sergeant. He is a marine radio operator and was stationed in Iceland before the United States war. He took the entered the message of Pearl Harbor. He was in action at Guadalcanal where he became ill with malaria. LuVerne Band Moth- era Buy War Bonds Lu Verne—The LuVerne Band Mothers met last Wednesday evening for the first meeting Of the school year and of this number a fine number was present, at this first meeting. Mrs. Frank Sanford, newly elected president, conducted the business meeting. The group has for its object the fostering of the band and the en- h&vT Biffl bfttiiht iff tht MM been;invested in tw6 $86 war bohd*. Mori Instrument* are needed and aflyone having ahy t6 front or Sell should get 1ft contact With Mlsl Cowling, After the business meeting a social htftif Was enjbyed .and a'dainty lunch was served by Mts, Sanford, Mis. J. A. Nelson and Mrs Wm. Moed- ing. Plans are being made for & benefit card party in the near fu* ture, hirh* ^6m texat Tfi^ Mrs. R6S8 filVidg'a . tettifMed "'' , fffim Weeks iA Texas. She had been,. with Cap*, aftd Mrs. Edwafd Ste? wart, her daughtei', v and s tneir hew gen. She also visited her son, Lt. Ronald Elvidge, wife and small son. couraging of the leader. Stephanie Cowling is the Miss new leader. Various means have been employed for raising money but since the war no new instru- Bits About Them at West Bend HOW CAN I GET A NEW FURNACE? You can still buy a new Green Colonial, if your present furnace is beyond repair. And it's the came type, same highest quality green Colonial 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 A Financial "Bridgehead" For Farmers That's what the Federal Farm Loan System is; operating through out National Farm Loan Associations and The Federal Land Banks, A SAFE' GUARD, A STRONG FOOTHOLD AGAINST "HARD TIMES" if and when they come—later on, As now operated the Federal Land Banks encourage farm investors and owners to "play safe" during these good times; but, at the same time have developed plans of payment to nUet the needs of the borrowers in any emergency due to crop failures, live stock losses, sickness in the .family—In fact from any cause. These are invaluable benefits In aiding farmers to keep their homes, afforded because it is everywhere admitted that THE WELFARE AND FINANCIAL STABILITY OF 'FARMERS is THE FOUNDATION OF THE NATIONAL, SECURITY. Farm owners, either present or prospective, owe It to themselves to employ this service, to supply their farm financing needs; because it leads the way to lowest rates and fairest treatment. • . . OUR MEMBERS ARE PAYING.ONLY 3*49* INTEREST at this time, and can confidently expect the rate to continue low; according to the. best terms afforded ' in the big money markets of the country; which this system makes available to our borrowers. Call any time at our new location for full details. ALGONA NATIONAL FARM LOAN ASSOCIATION 110 So. Dodge St., Algona, Iowa H. D. Hiitchins, Secretary-Treasurer E. H. Hutchins, Ass't Sec'y-Treasurer Tel. 205-W Mrs. Harold Schurg of Esther- ille is visiting ichurg home. Mr. and Mrs Mel .aughter at the John Royce and visited relatives at Estherville Sunday. Bob Kinkade returned from owa City Monday where he underwent an operation. De Witt Mimbach and Keith Latch of Renwick spent Friday Mth Mrs. Chas. De Witt. Mrs. "Hub" Nellis and Gary L,ynn were brought home from ;he Algona hospital Thursday. Roy Forsythe from the Great Lakes Training station spent the week end with his family here. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Bell; Mis. Jerald Sprong and Wm. Ball were Fort Dodge visitors Thursday. Mr. and Mrs A. W. Gearhart attended the funeral of Mrs. Jose Gearhart in Minneapolis Thursday. Mr. and Mrs> John Rahe visited last week at his brother's at Pelican Rapids and Breckenridge, Minn. , Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Jensen and Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Jacobs were business callers at Sioux City Monday. Jimmie, son of Mr. and Mrs Fay Mel Neal, fell while running Tuesday and broke a bone in his right arm. George Krug who has been transferred from Nashville, Tenn., to Fort Jackson, S. C., is home on a furlough. B. E. Walker of Blue Earth, Minn., looked after business mat ters and visited friends here Thursday -and Friday. Mr. 'and Mrs. P. H. Bangert of Ashton spent the week end at the home of the letter's mother, Mrs. T. W. William?. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Amdahl attended the funeral of Mr. Amdahl's uncle, Louis Sandvig, in Graettinger Wednesday. Donald Cobb of the U. S. Navy arrived in West Bend Sunday to spend 10 days with his parents, r. and Mrs. Earle Cobb. Coleen, littte daughter of Mr. and ^Mrs. Ray Forsythe, went to Cleveland, Ohio, Tuesday for an extended stay with her aunt. Miss Margaret Miller has accepted a position with the Lutheran Benefit society at Waverly and will begin her duties Monday. The Misses Audrey and Maida McCullough arrived from Washington, D. C., Thursday for a visit with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. McCullough Pfc. Don Lehigh arrived Monday morning from Camp Van Dorn, Miss., to spend a 15-day furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Lehigh. Irvin Shellmyer, E. D. Anlicker, N. P. Cuplin and R. G. Wilson went to Carroll Tuesday to attend the State Firemen's convention. They returned Wednesday. Oscar Elsenbast came from Cedar Rapids the last of the week for a visit with his brother Carl and family. He and Carl visited their mother at Graettinger Sunday. Pvt. George Kisch came from Camp Robinson, Arkansas, on Tuesday to spend a furlough with his wife and other relatives and friends. He returned Friday evening. '' ., Miss Mildred Schmalen returned to her work at Irene's Beauty snopi Algona, Monday after an extended vacation at the home 01 her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Nick Schmalen, Jr. Mr . and Mrs . Leo Mirobach and Lola and Miss Marilyn Long of Renwick visited Mrs. Mimbach's Sunday mother, with Mrs Chas. De Witt. Mrs. De Witt returned with them for a visit. Lieut. Paul Harms left Monday for Fort Snelling, Minn., where he will be stationed. His wife will make a more established visit with her parents, Mr. and Mis A. W. Hansen, and other relatives and friends. Miss Harriet Morey and. Mr. Farmer! We Have Plenty of LUMBER To Take Care of Your Needs i Several Cars of Lumber Are Now in Transit Rongh Boards, Car Siding, Drop Siding, Asphalt Shingles, Creosoted Posts and White Cedar Posts ,\ Many Other Item* That Farmer* Need! SEE US TOD AY j PHONE 229 F. S. NORTON

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