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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, November 4, 1943
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* flia Aigotia ttf&w tt*« MttkiSt Algd*, tew«, Nevembct4,iftjg Hflper Bes jflmnes 9 North Dodge Street J. W. HAGGARD & R. B. WALLER, Publishers Entered as Second Class Matter at the Postoffice al Algona, Iowa, under act ot Congress.of Mar. 3, 1879 PvnectS Sudden i_.^vj-f«-^«.^ print the "Lovelife of a Bullfrog", which wo understand has lately been discontinued by the government, notwithstanding the great popular demand in all quarters of the country. Issued Weekly NATIONAL €DITORIAL_ ' ..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 Advance in combination, per year $5.00 No subscriptions less than 6 months. Single Copies ' c ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per inch 42c EDITORIAL COMMENT By J. W. Haggard The New Deal Weakening A recent Gallup poll showed that fifty-eight per cent of the voters contacted were not in favor of the New Deal and so much meddling in the affairs of the people. Some thirty per cent or thereabouts seemed to be satisfied with the dictation Crom Washington in all of the affairs of )ife, such as nazi Germany has become so accustomed to. It is said that the German people have become so used to doing as they are told in nil things that it would take years to teach them that they have a mind of their own and a GoJ Riven right to use it. Of course it would not be possible for the people of the United States to submit to being told by some self appointed fuehrer or ruler just what to do and how to do it for very long. In these strenuous war times the citizens of this country will submit to a dictator, hut come the end of the war this regimentation and bureaucratic dictation will soon go glimmering. The New Deal with all of its socialistic tendencies will not last long after the war. The people, we think, as a rule want to stand on their own bottom and play the game of life with their own heads and strong arms. They are not asking to be taken care of "from the cradle to the grave" which can only make us a nation of "softies" and discourage all pride of individual achievement. What is life anyway, if not a struggle toward advancement and a fight for the better things in this world? The ambition to get ahead is what keeps the life blood of a nation in circulation. The New Deal will be decisively handled after the war, keeping many of the good things it has inaugurated, however. Harold Hutchins, well known life-long resident of Algona and Kossuth county, predicts that the war with Germany is liable to come to a sudden end. He thinks that the morale of the common people has been undermined and they are beginning to realize that they have been duped by their leaders. Writing in the Open Forum of the Des Moines Register Mr. Hutchins says: "Who is there that knowing and appreciating the qualities of industry, perseverence, thrift, patience in research, practicality, fortitude and integrity which^ characterize the people of German ancestry" in America and which, indeed, have helped immensely in making the greatness of the United States, can fail to experience feelings of regret that the people of the fatherland have been so far misled and brought to the brink of disaster. "And now, recently, Hitler and his sate- lites have been attempting, 1 in the face of overwhelming defeats on every side, with their fairest cities being laid waste and their countrymen being slaughtered or crippled by the thousands, to bolster the morale of the German people. 'Take along with you,' pleads Hitler, 'in your hearts the unshakable belief that if our determination does not swerve, this war will end with a great German victory-' "Could there be more consummate mockery of one's victims than this? For surely the German people, whether willingly or by compulsion, have become, and still, more will be, the victims of hideous hypnotic delusions, perpetrated upon them by demons in human form. "Can a people retain any morale, when the foundations thereof have been eaten away, by the acids and corrosives of jealousy, hate, fear, suspicion, doubt, want, hunger, grief and despair; and the reactionary effects of all the crimes committed at the behest of their unscrupulous, despotic masters rise up increasingly to plague them? "It seems reasonable to predict that when Nazidom collapses it will do so suddenly and horribly." Opinions of Other Editors Editor To Go Overseas Ralph Anderson, formerly editor of the Ring- sled Dispatch, which he and his father still own, has been granted a leave of absence from his post at Ames, Iowa, where he has been editor of the 1'arm Economist at Iowa State College for the past year, and has joined up with the Red Cross for overseas duty, as a field director in foreign service. He is at Washington, D. C., at present for special training in the Red Cross war work and will later take training at some armed camp in this country. He expects to be overseas before Christmas. remain at Ames for the present. Ralph is one fit the bright young newspaper men of Iowa and his friends will wish him all of the luck in the world in his new and patriotic duty. Freeing the Philippines Northwood Anchor: It is to be hoped this statement will not be considered unpatriotic because it is not meant. It just strikes this writer at rather odd that the President insists on Congress giving the Filipinos immediate freedom from the United States when in the present situation it seems as if Japan has the last word down there. It is somewhat remindful of the story about the two traveling men riding together on a train when robbers came in the door of the car and ordered hands up. One man threw a roll of bills into the other's lap and said: "Here s that fifty dollars I owe you." Government Cause of Inflation Humboldt Republican: One of the greatest causes of inflation are the inflated wages being paid by government plants. They are not only one of the most potent causes of inflation but they are a cause of unrest in the nation's workers who are employed by private industry. Private industry has to earn the cash with which to meet its payrolls and the government only has to levy another tax or issue some more bonds. Some day the people will get wise to this and put a new set of men in charge of government affairs. * * » The Sales Tax Debate Estherville News: The president of the CIO, contends that a federal sales tax u-y. ne expects 10 oe overseas uuiore philip Murray, contends that a federal saies tax Mrs. Anderson and their child will wou hl cause inflation and would injure the work- Conserving Print Paper in these days when newspapers are being asked to conserve print paper so far as possible it sometimes seems silly to us for the big daily papers of the country to print such enormous editions of 80 and 100 pages or more on Sunday and half as many on week-days. If course it would be physically impossible for anyone to read a fraction of the reading matter and advertising, •and it seems like not only a waste of paper but •also a waste of man power so badly needed in \lhe printing business in these days. Some of the smaller dailies like the Mason City Globe Gazette, .-ire condensing their news and setting some of their departments in such small type that it is almost impossible for the reader to decipher the small print. Notwithstanding the effort to save on print paper some of the papers are continuing to print considerable silly features. Our own Des Moines Register is at the present time carrying a column each day of "Questions" on subjects of no consequence. The reporter interviews a number of people at random each day on such subjects as "How Often Do You Get a Haircut? or "Do You Trim Your Toenails Once a Month? ; "Which Do You Prefer, °«—>-- - «™tnh->" ...... —, —^—^a-.....^^,.-^. RAVINGS by REESE ALlHl*ofTM.--ALlHl. ofThat-- Not Much of Anything eattahs fttwr blstt sighed, And I was So astounded and non-plussed one day last week and I haven't hardly gotten over it when Bob Loss and George Hagge invited me to gulp a cup of coffee and Bob's quit drinking milk because on account of he wouldn't use a nipple and Lester Lease was with but he wouldn't gulp with us and maybe it's because I won't join his army unless I can be a general and George said no matter what office I held I'd hold on to it good and that's what I get for being in my eighties, so to speak, too ancient for the service, and George says he's a notion to stavt a Norsk mannerkor in Ledyard in competition with my Dane mannerkor hese and Bob said singing was singing to him whether it was Dansk, Norsk or Irish, with a bit of accent on the latter for him. I guess Lawrence Wlnkel is the best shot in Kossuth county because on account of he- goes pheasant hunting with a rifle and ic gets his limit and he can shoot em farther away than a shot gun and so dpsen't have to Wear himself out running after one to get him and Mike Wagner says Lawrence gets his bird without scattering feathers and bones all over the corn patch, and a rifle bullet s easier to find in the meat at dinner than a shot which sometimes gets into a guy's wisdom ;eeth and Art Cogley was out Thursday with his gun and he got his limit and still has some shells eft which indicates he's not too joor a shot and he brought two Dheasants doWn to our house and said we could have 'em if wed clean 'em and the Mrs. and I macthed nickels to see who would skin 'em and; I won and the pheasants were skinned and part of 'em rests within the mysteries of my little i.tummy right now and they were plenty good and Art insists" he;didn't buy 'em cither, shot 'em dead with his shells. Got a letter from a group of Ledyard citizens (they wouldn't Bourbon or Scotch? VV U LlH-l ^-».* v.* JV- *»**•«»• — •• .-_.. „ ers to the extent that they would have to ask for higher wages. We think he is mistaken in his view A sales tax, added to withholding taxes might be too much, indeed. But a sales tax seems preferable in many ways to the withholding tax, and we should think Mr. Murray, representing labor, would take such a view. The withholding tax applies to everybody, whether he intends to save his money or spend it, although dollars which are saved and invested m war bonds, for example, do not cause inflation The free spending of dollars brings about inflation. While the sales tax operates simply und may be levied to affect the rich more than the average family by placing high taxes on luxury items and a low levy on the necessities of liie, the withholding tax affects every worker the same, whether he intends to compete for goods with his pay check or invest it in war bonds or pay off the mortgage on his home. We never have been able to see any beauty in a sales tax but it could not be any more offensive than the withholding tax, which has caused as much need, or more, for higher wages than any sales tax could. What so many persons who discuss the subject of taxes fail to take into consideration is the fact that most taxes are hidden; they are passed along to consumers in. one way or another regardless of how they are assessed, and turn up eventually as higher prices for merchandise, higher rents, high prices for services and other increased costs to the consumer. A sales tax cuts through the long process of passing along taxes to somebody else and is ex' appears to be. The government is this bunk I'm going to apply to Franklin D. to be a guard at the prison camp because on account of that's a nice easy-sitting job in a telephone booth -with a stove in it and windows so's you can see what's going on and all I'll ask is that Franklin lets 'em build a bigger booth so's I can get a^cot In there and take a snooze*because on account of I snooze bet- and big enough for me to snore In, so to speak. And I'll want to join the guard union, too, and get time and a half along with the other boys when I'm guarding on Sundays. I've made up my mind it's easier guarding than it is writing this bunk, though this doesn't wear me out too much, but I don't get time' and a half for writing it on Sundays. t ttoh'l kfli* tittttt hi ... Wit Bill Batty sellS & tiotigh drop which is made* ift Denmark ahd It's called "BryStsukke-f" afld It'* aupposea to beat the Smith wteAd all hollow ahd now Bill Is going to take some and he's goitig to get some of the little senate members to take some and then they can talk and sing Dane' and first thing you know we'll have the town full of Dane singers and Dane snakkers and Bill, Irish that he is, included. Ahd there Should be some good singers m that crowfl, too. er when I'm on my back he ' present booths ain't — o— Robert and Ronald Ludwlg, G, twins, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Ludwig, Garfield township, 6 miles northeast of West Bend, were in town Monday and they both wore their new felt hats, the latest in men's styles and they both admitted they were as well dressed as their dad and when they grew up they were going to join the straw hat club and start wearing their felt hats again Sept. 15 just like I do and those boys are a classy pair from a classy township and I'll bet they will learn to read and when they grow up will vote the samo as I do and which is always right. — o— Chas LaBarre is having a heck of a time'with his hens now because on account of he can't get overcoats for 'em' and he ran out of vitamins for 'em and they have practically here eggs quit laying are almost eggs and a nickel let me print their names) concerning the organization of a Red Undy Club in Ledyard township and they wanted it distinctly understood that it was Ledyard, and not Lakota, which was signing up and so there seems to be some brisk competition between those two towns as to who can get the largest membership. The Ledyard group, claims that being further north they can better appreciate the warmth of red undies than Lakota and Lakota says they also use red undies, but of a lighter weight than Ledyard and so forth and so on forever. Membership cards have been sent to L. A. Nitz and F. G. Nitz and they are going to deputize Ed Knoner and, Wm. Knoner to solicit the boys and Albert Kramersmeier and John A. Kramersmeier are sub- deputies while Myrl Johnson and Ralph Johnson will serve as auditors during the campaign. It's a cinch that Ledyard will have an outstanding Red Undy Club and every member will know what it's all about and why he's wearing the nice soft itchy wool red undy through the winter months up there in the north Arctic regions, so to speak. But Albert Granzow gets two birds with one shell because on account of his gun scatters, so to speak. And in the Lakota neighborhood the Red Undy Club, too, is making headway. The boys are determined to exceed the Ledyard bunch in membership. And C. A. Gutknecht tells me that a dozen or more of the men there have already been practicing wearing red undies and Fred Huetner, Jr. says that some of 'em can wear red undies and they have gotten the scratching down to a fine point and don't have to back up against a post to relieve the itch and A. C. Klocke, J. W. Leslie and Henry Wirtjes are a committee to selecl solicitors and deputies and workers to get members. The six Koppens, Joseph, Orville, Peter, Irvin, Otto and Nick, intend to a record for the securing of members and each will be given a old watch if they get more than 300 each arid which will make the Ledyard crowd set up and WnlCu uo xuu ncid, 4-fuwi^v... ~. ~ cictly Wtiat ll appears iti uc. iuc S UVK * II *** V ** V *" ••Are You Fond of Spinach?" Pictures of those fort , ec j to finance its war operations and costly interviewed are printed and the age of the person interrogated is usually given, but in case of a lady no age is reported if the lady is over thirty. It may be that these questions are of great importance in these stirring war times, but we think many would prefer to have the papers administration with ugly taxes, which are paid no less painfully and become exceedingly complicated when levied in the present form of wage deduction. Such a method of extracting money from wage aerners seem certain to become so distasteful eventually that it will be repealed. Spending Borrowed Money Humboldt Republican There is increasing opposition in congress as well as among the people to the prevailing policy of wasteful spending of public money. There seems to be no conception by government form of government—in this country at the present time. That is true because every nation sits on its financial strength. When pur resources have been squandered we are finished. While this paper has disagreed with a ma- Uloa5icc „ ...officials of the toil and effort on the part of tax- 1orit ^^ lethlen p 3roPpa0PS ai s or methods of the present aers necessary to the supplying of the billion, ° e in the payers necessary to the supplying of the billions of dollars that are sown to the winds. Democratic senators, in opposing blanket appropriation bills that provide many billions of dollars for the spenders with no strings tied, recently pointed out that there are now $203,000,000 000 in unexpended balances—enough to finance the war for two years without the appropriation of another dollar. In spite of this, it is pointed out, demands are made for many more billions of dollars in appropriations accompanied by recommendations for new and large increases in tax levies. Congress shows an inclination to go slow on creation of any new tax levies and is just now insisting that any additional funds for necessary purposes be provided by elimination of present unnecessary expenditures. These unnecessary expenditures, it is pointed out, amount to billions of dollars annually, all of which might be made available for urgent war purposes without disrupting any legitimate government activity. The administration continues to insist on billions of dollars of new additional revenue by creation of new tax levies and increases of those already in effect. The battle is to determine whether congress or the administration shaU__ dominate to.toe.levy- administration its basic disagreement lies m the fact that the projects could not have been carried out without exceeding the nation's income. That is they were financed with borrowed money. In fact, every major objective of Franklin Roosevelt's official life either as governor of New York or president of the United States has been based on excessive spending—spending that drove tha state of New York and is driving the United States of America toward insolvency. The worst part of the indiscriminate spending is that a lot if not a major portion of it is aimed at influencing votes. The farmers are being paid hundreds of millions of dollars every year to do as they are told, or to accept regimen/ tation. Borrowed money—money borrowed on their credit—is paid them to keep them in line. Very evidently it is the thought of those behind the excessive spending that after the farmers have become used to taking orders and have complied with official demands lor a number of years, they will continue the practice without payments—perhaps under the stress of war. Anyway, the practice of spending has been carried into every part of the present administration until the people's money has been thrown around without let or hindrance. It is a healthful sign—congress' desire to put WESLEY NEWS Mr. and Mrs. Ed Wolf of Burl were Monday afternoon callers at the Clarence Ward home. Ann Ltckteig of Des Mdines spent the week end at her parental John Lickteig home. Mr. and Mrs. Hensy Swanson and Alvin and Mrs. Lester Larson were Forest City callers Thursday. Virginia Ben ton of Des Moines Visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Benton over the ween: end. Mrs. Gladys Carey Of Des Moines came Tuesday for a visit here with her sister, Mrs. Chas. Kraus. The Howard Sparks family and the Joe Goetz family were Sunday guests at the Ruth Sparks home. The operetta, "Purple Towers" a piece and it seems that his hens are about to desert him and the roost because on account of Bill Giossi fpund a hen back of the store and he thinks it wanted a few vitamins and therefore was one of Charlie's hens and Bill gave it a pill and it laid an egg on the back porch and so now Bill thinks he'll keep the hen. And the same day Henry Eischeid came in to see Bill and Henry had three alarm clocks which he wanted to trade and Bill said he wasn't in the market for big machinery, said he could do some blacksmithing and repairing of big farm tools but that didn't mean he wanted Henry to jring his horses in to be shod, o to speak. Between Charlie's hickens and Henry's machinery and Bill's vitamin pills a problem leems to have arisen. I met George Patterson, Hurt, on the street here the other day and I hadn't seen him for a long lime and he was in the Iowa state senate the same time I was and he was a republican and I was a democrat and he is s£ill a epublican and I am still a democrat and which shows that the senator doesn't read the right kind of reading or he would be a democrat too, maybe, like I am and when we were in the senate we had many arguments and they were all friendly because on account of the senator was always nice about everything but when we were through serving the state of Iowa he kept right on feeding sheep and I kept right on printing papers and we sort of both quit reading, so to speak. But I like Senator Patterson, even if he is still a republican and i am hoping some day he takes to reading my kind of reading and then we won't have to argue any more, so to speak. will be presented Friday evening, Nov. 5. It had been postponed from Oct. 29. Kenneth Hanig of Fort Bliss, Texas, is spending a 12 day furlough at his parental George Hanig home. Mrs. Albert Dirksen of Albert Lea, Minn., spent the week end with her sister, Mrs. Urban Lickteig and family. All Saints day was observed in St. Joseph's Catholic church Monday, Nov. 1. Masses were at 8 and 10 a. m. Mr. and Mrs. Will Walkup and Mr. and Mrs. Janse of Haverhill were Sunday guests at the John Youngwirth home. Pupils of St. Joseph's parochial school will present a program in the high school auditorium Sun- Larar^,jitt*** of Dr and Mtt,-H« H, Raftfey, spent last week at thehotte of Her paternal grandparents, Mf. and Mrs. i. A. Raney, at Algoflfi; v Leo Reno, Paul Flahswy and Will Lyons of Chicago carte Monday mofttmg to get in on a few days of .Pheasant hunting. They spent several days over• w we end here at her parenta 13. L. Haverly home and with his trt*- Havefly home and witn ma re» tives at Armstrong ftnd/ritonka» are guests of the Reno hotel Extra Fancy DELICIOUS APPLE$ Cobbler POTATOES.. Fancy • » „ «. SWEET POTATOES 3 lbs - S3.95 S2.35 25c GIANT BOX NOLA LARGE SWAN SOAP iOe m\so OVYIIOL < mrso ea. 23 G day evening, Nov. 14. Mr. and Mrs. Roland Waldschmidt of Fort Dodge spent the week end here at her parental Ben G. Studer home. Mildred, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Johnson, has gone to Minneapolis to do office work for the "Evangelist" a periodical publication. Mrs. Frances Hauptman and two sons, Garth and Dwight, spent last week at Early, visiting the former's sister, Mrs. Ed Eckerman and family. The C. D. of A.'s will hold a reception of new members Sunday afternoon, Nov. 7. 19 appli- DANCE St. Cecelia's ACADEMY MOW. NOV. 8 9 P. M. MUSIC BY COOK'S Rhythm Band Mrs. Craig Smith and Mrs. Harlan Frankl, Committee Admission 50c plus So tax Lunch may be bought. SUGAR ...... s lbs - 32C POST TOASTIES 3 Boxes 25c Jack Sprat PEACHES .No. 2£ Can 28e SPRY * 3 lbs - 7U MAYFLOWER WAX BEANS GREEN BEANS TOMATOES CORN PRUNES - ....2 Ibs. 35c RAISINS 2 lbs. 29C NORTHERN TISSUE 10 roll* 49c Campbell's TOMATO SOUP -3 cans 25c P. & G. SOAP .,10 bars 47c ANDERSON'S From trie Files .TEN YEARS AGO Fifty-two baby beeves had been distributed to sixteen 4-H club members, an.d were financed through the cooperation of the Iowa State Bank. Two Lakota boys, Henry and Ernest Heidecker, had walked off with all the corn husking titles for North Iowa. The Diamond Jubilee program had been given by the Congrega- ^u.^.v. -~. -«- —- tional church. Harvey Ingham, notice and it may be that Led-1 now of Des Moines, had been one yard will give a prize of a trao- of the main speakers, tor to the high membership get- i n those days Kossuth corn and ters in that neck of the woods, hog raisers divided a million dol- At any rate the Red Undy Club is i ars because they joined the al- promising big results in Ledyard -* * -i->~ °«^ «"* tvinir viplds township this year. I got a job turning hemp for Roy Hansen and he lives north of Sexton and he's a Dane and a member of my quartet because on account of he knows Dane and Walter Bradley and I are going out to his place at 6 a. m. next week and turn Roy's hemp with pretty new poles although Walter says he's not too hot for that kind of a job but he likes the looks of the poles and he wants to learn how to sing Dane about the sultne kat and it takes Danes like Roy and I to teach him and Roy said Walter and I could turn his ten acres of hemp in about a week and all we had to pay him for doing it was two bits. And ain't that something? Just to prove to you that some folks can assimilate the bunk in this column and still live,I point to L. L. Ryder, who's lived in Algona now about a year, and he admits he has read this bunk and he looks hale and hearty an.l healthy and he told me he'd quit eating celery (brain food) since he first read my stuff and Walter Bradley brought him to Rotary Monday and can that bird sing, L. L. I mean, he's Caruso personified and he belongs to the Kiwanis. Darn! Walt doesn't sing so badly either but his tunefulness is mostly pianissimo, dulcet though the tonal quality/may be. •"" »" M -*V? < —~-~--—--_ rherokee Times « is * neauntui ««gu—twsiw ««•»•» — *£* and spending of tax moneys.—cnero*ee limes. economy into government operation. We " * ~ i _ _ • AI _«.—.**. IM AtrA**w *4or*nt»tmAnt ni W tt« « is the most important issue — next * ^ our democratic need more of the same in every department ol government. er's decoys, and he was setting them up again. I've made when Russ up my mind that comes back ana otment plan and cut their yields of corn twenty per cent and their hog production twenty-five per cent. Now it's the opposite way. A hint to you hunters: Bill Deal had thought he was going ;o put something over on his pals who dozed off to sleep while on their huntng trip. He wandered off by himself to see about bagging a few ducks, but after firing at a group of them he discovered that they were some farm- caught __ o Moral: With"°the "scarcity o"f shells be sure you are hitting ducks that are ducks and not some farmer's property. TWENTY YEARS AGO Katherine Streit, granddaughter of A. Streit, had caused quite a commotion when she had not returned home for the noon meal, and even when darkness fell she did not show up. A search was made of the town, and finally they searched the Streit home again and found the little girl asleep on one of the upstairs beds. She had apparently come in while everyone was out searching for her. Who says that today's generation is worse than the last generation? Twenty years ago two young boys and two young girls had been found by a couple of farmers. The two young couples had entered one of the country school houses to-spend the night there. Of course, they were ordered out, but it seems thst such -•- * . - .A a tnQ , another paper in which to write I school houses in those 8 SEND YOUR MAN IN SERVICE STATIONERY We Have a Complete Line of Stationery Embossed With the Insignia for Army, Navy, Army Air Force, Naval Air Force, Coast Guard and Marines, 50 Sheets 50 Envelopes $110 1 * BUY A BOX TODAY The Algona Upper Des Moines

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