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Algous, Iowa, Novembaf 11,1943 • ... ..-- ... j ._ ,,^. __ _ , " . , (tipper Bes jilomcs 0 North Dodge Street J. W. HAGGARD & R. B. WALLER, Publishers sEntered as Second Class Matter at th Algona, Iowa, under act of Congress < Issued Weekly NATIONAL €DITORIAL_ ASSOq/mpN Second Place, General Excellence, Iowa Press, 1940 First Place Award Winner, 1933, Iowa's Most Outstanding Weekly, Judged by State University of Iowa impossible dreams. It is true that If Henry had his way we would all be taken care of from the cradle to the grave and provided with an electric fan to be used if necessary in the hereafter. Henry is too good a man to mingle in the rough' Notwithstanding all conjectures as to the democratic candidate for the presidential nomination next, year, we still think that it will be Roosevelt. Of course the state of war will have to be a more or less deciding factor. But outside of that Roosevelt in our opinion is the only man who would have a chance for election. Wendell Willkie it is safe to bet will be the republican candidate and the fight of 1940 will be again fought over under somewhat different conditions. May the best man win. It is certain whoever wins will have an enormous task in settling war matters and in putting this country back on its feet after years of wild spending and general disorganization. News Items of Wesley Vicinity G ° e V.E d * * * *° THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES SERVICE FLAG * * * * Russell B. Waller Paul Arne Pedersen Robert Ditsworth Richard H. Sheldon 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 7 C ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per inch 42c EDITORIAL COMMENT By J. W. Haggard Our Kossuth War Hero Roy Spurbeck, the talented editor of the Swea City Herald for lo these many years, calls our attention to a "bad crack" made by this column last week in reporting a list of "firsts" in our war heroes. We failed to note the fact that a Swca City boy, Zip Koons, should have headed the list but was omitted entirely. Zip, of whom all of Kossuth county is proud, is officially credited by the British as the first American to land on the soil of Europe. He was in the forefront in the bloody raid on Dieppe, France, last year in August. Our mistake was made in publishing a list of "firsts" that was going the rounds of the papers without any indication to whom it should be credited. We cheerfully accept the correction and hope Brother Spurbeck will accept Has apology. Mr. Spurbeck had this to say in .regard to this matter: "In this mighty conflict heroic action must be constant. Every day sees new heroes made. Indeed, every young man or woman who dons the uniform of our country is a hero in our eyes. "In this situation Brother Bill Haggard of the Upper Des Moines turns to a list of the heroes who were 'firsts' in this war from Michael Murphy, first to kill a Jap, to Jimmy Doolittle, first to bomb Tokyo. "That is a pleasant enough way to do it, but Editor Bill missed one first, towit, our own Zip Koons, officially credited by the British as the first American soldier to land on the soil of Europe. That happened in the Dieppe raid last year." Paper Shortage Pinches The Fairmont Sentinel, a daily paper, with Major Arthur Nelson editor and manager, has lately been forced by war restrictions on print paper to reduce the size of the paper from eight or ten pages lo four pages. Of course this means a great reduction in advertising as well as news and threatens the very existence of the paper. Major Nelson is indignant and has opened a campaign against the federal government's "senseless and disorganized distribution of printed matter." Major Nelson has announced in his paper that he is starting a collection of "useless" government pamphlets and other unnecessary publications of the government. The collection will be sent to the war production board in Minneapolis as proof of the waste of paper. Major Nelson says that it is the government itself that is the main cause of the paper shortage and he certainly has something there. But it is the big metropolitan dailies printing from thirty to a hundred pages daily which might easily be held down to from 24 to 3G pages and then carry all of the news ;;nd advertising that could possibly ibe read, that is perhaps the main cause of the paper shortage. It would taken ten or twelve persons reading steadily a week or more to read all of one issue of such papers as the Chicago Tribune and other big city papers. Well, anyway, we are glad to note that the Major is going to tell the government something that it should know. Mrs. George Goetz and two children visited her sister, Mrs. R. J. Thissen at 'Algona Friday. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Ptacek of Duncan were Sunday dinner guests at her parental Lou Gauge home. Julius Monson left Friday night for Camp Polk La., following a 15 day furlough at his parental Mrs. Eva Monson home. Verla Johnson and Arlene Studer of Mason City and Mr. ami Mrs. Dale Swaney of Sritt were Wesley week end visitors. Miss Ruth Richter, R, N., two other nurses and four soldiers from Sioux Falls, S. D., spent Sunday at the John Richter home. Kenneth Hanig left for Ruth Forburger began he Fort He his and Mrs. George Bliss, Texas, Friday night, had spent a furlough with parents, Mr. Hanig. Opinions of Other Editors Republicans Cheered Up The elections of last week showed such a strong republican trend that it is now being said that President Roosevelt wilt not be a candidate for a fourth term because of the likelihood of defeat at the polls. With six or seven states going republican, including New York, New Jersey Pennsylvania and other states, including Kentucky where a strong fight was made by the democrats who urged that that defeat would show that the state was repudiating the national ad- -mmisU-ation. Mr. Roosevelt is said to have been jarred irom stem to gudgeon and it is being suggested that he may conclude not to try for a fourth term no matter how the war stands next spring. Secretary of State Cordell Hull, who has just returned from a highly successful confer- •cnce of the powers at Moscow, which he is given the credit of dominating, is being considered as a candidate for president by some of the leaders of the democratic party in case President Roosevelt decides to withdraw. Mr. Hull has long been •considered by most democrats and many republicans as the safest and sanest man in the president's cabinet, and would command the support oi many republicans in case he was given the democratic nomination. There is no argument nt'ainst him except that by some he is older than a man should be to give the country a strong administration. This is controverted by his recent airplane trip to Moscow and his vigorous and diplomatic handling of a delicate situation. Hull would stand a better chance of election than any man mentioned. Gen. George C. Marshall, head of the army, who is more or less popular, is another man mentioned. However his qualities as a statesman are unknown, although he is rated very high as a military man. Henry Wallace, our vice president, is another possible candidate in case Roosevelt drops out, and he seems to be sticking his neck out in that direction but the fact that he was unable to carry his own state of Iowa in I ho last presidential election is considered by many enough to put him out of the running. Henry is one of the finest men in the country but ij considered a dreamer of beautiful but Food For Thought The following letter was taken from the Camp Swift Baron, army newspaper printed at Camp Swift, Texas. Guadalcanal, 1912. Delayed. Dear Family: It is pleasant to hear from you after such a long period of time but it is unpleasant to learn of your changed conditions of living which I can more readily understand from the change of my own condition. It is too bad that you are limited in the use of your automobile. I know how it is to walk "'roufrh miles and miles of swamp and jungle. So I understand. It is too bad to have your choice of food limited. I have experienced this too, except there is no choice here. So I understand. It is too bad that Willie has such little time for amusement, too. So I understand. It is too bad that you have to wait in the rain for transportation. I have to wait in the rain on post and my transportation is uncertain, too. So I understand. It is too bad that you are being paid so little , for working so hard. I get only a fraction of your pay. So I understand. Winning this war is hard on all of us. You work long hours and so do I. So I understand. But during those hours I get shot at. DO YOU UNDERSTAND? Your Loving Sun. * * * ' Paper Situation Poorly Managed Estherville News: Afcording to Editor & Publisher the rationing of ads is just around the corner. Not for us small fry, we hope, or how can we pay more for print paper, more wages and more for almost everything else? We suggest that the metropolitan newsprint pigs who print vast Sunday supplements which have little IT no news value fall under the axe before thero is serious crippling of supplies of paper for publications devoting their columns more seriously to news treatment. A Philadelphia department .store printed 350,000 24-page circulars, that's 65 tons of paper, to advertise a sale, passing up Philadelphia newspapers, which could have advertised the event with little extra paper consumer!. The store did it as 'a stunt to attract attention. What attracted us is that the government permits that kind of use of paper to be distributed to people who throw it away and get none of the benefits of a newspaper. There would be enough paper to so around if the government would prevent waste of paper by its own agencies and private enterprise and reduce the size of Sunday newspapers. Weeklies can't get along with less paper and neither can small dailies. Larger dailies can make economies without destroying the worth of their product, while the bii' citv pics can save all the rest of the deficiency and then some. n> * * A Business Man Needed Northwood Anchor: A report issued by the Congressional committee headed by Senator Hyrd, Virginia Demorrat. declares that in the yo::r following Pearl Harbor forty-eight Fedoi-il agencies sent out 7025 different questionnaire forms to be returned by business managers. On the basis of testimony, the full-time services of UiO.OflO persons for one year were required to assemble and tabulate the required data. Would THAT have anything to do with the shortage n! mannwer in essential industries? The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Benton was baptized ^Constance Rose Sunday. Mr. Kleinpeter were Monday blocked roads, closed schools and stalled many cars in and 'around Wesley. and Mrs. Roy sponsors. A blizzard The temperature siderably. dropped con- The meeting of the American Legion Auxiliary was postponed from Monday evening, Oct. 8 t Monday evening, Nov. 15 due t the blizzard. Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Madison and son John and Mr. and Mrs Herbert Yarn of Des Moines spen school Monday morning. Mrs Albert Lickteig has been teaching the school since September. Rut! is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs Tom Forburger. Vera Forburger student nurse at the Mercy hos pital in Mason City, spent Sunday here at her home. Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Lease and Loren went to Jlanlontown Sunday where they attended a family gathering at the Henry Gesme home honoring Cpl. Selmer Gls- me who is home on furlough. H» had been in Palestine and Egypt the past year and will report back to Topeka, Kans, 30 attended the family gathering. Mrs. Albert Johnson of Grantsburg, Wis., and her daughtcu, Mrs. Mabel Parke and her three year old daughter of St. Paul were visitors at the August Ens- strom home north of town Sunday. Friday and Saturday they visited at the Everett Johnson home in Estherville. Mrs. Johnson will visit her mother, Mis. Engstrom, a few weeks. Miss Barbara Schrauth began her duties in the Exchange'State Bank Monday . morning, takin.j the place of Geraldine Bruns who has joined the WAVES and expects to be called about the 15th. Geraldine is at her parental Gu Bruns home at Titonka awaitin A Kick to City Dads and County Father* Editor Upper Des Moittes: There is no. road, excepting the paved highways, coming into Algona that has a greater traffic than the one-half mile of highway between Algona and the Call State Park. At least four- the week end at the Hansen home. Raymond Mrs. Tom McMahon and infan daughter were brought home Sunday from the Mercy hospita n Mason City. The baby has been named Jean Elizabeth. Donna Kinniard was seven years old Wednesday, Nov. 3. Loren Lease and Rose Studer observed their 14th birthdays Friday. J. L. Studer had a" birth- lay Sunday. Mrs. Anna Lilly, who had been lere at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ben Schrauth, and family, vent to Spencer Friday where he will visit another daughter, Mrs. Anderson. Thelma Oppedal entertained 10 Embroidery club Tuesday vening. Wednesday Gerald runs and Mildred Fox went to Tason City and spent Armistice ay with Mildred's sister, Mrs. W. clnvartz. The infant daughter of Mr. her call. Barbara is the oldes daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Be Schrauth and she graduated from Wesley High 4 years ago. Ed and Will Johnson left b train Monday evening for Buf falo, N. Y., where Ed will con tinue his work at the Curti Wright Aircraft Co.. Will, whi had been employed at the Bel Aircraft Co, there, returned fo a week's visit before returning here. He leaves for the army on Friday, Nov. 26. The boys, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Johnson,' came, two weeks ago. Robert Kirkpatrick was honored at a birthday party Sunday evening. He was 16 years old Monday. Guests at the party and Mrs. Lee Goetz was baptized I baby, Judith vere Shirley Hansen, Sylvia Ann Gerdes, Mary Lou Haverly, Rose Studer, Jeannine Studer, Billy Coppen, Robert Dickman and Cleinpeter, Robert Dickman and Pete Olson. Following an evening of games Mrs. Lucille Kirkpatrick served a delicious lunch. Wayne Christensen, petty officer machinist's mate 2nd class, of the Seabees, arrived here last week for a few days furlough. He had been in Virginia. Other Sunday guests at the Christian home for turkey dinner were Mrs. Wayne Sunday in St. Joseph's Catholic church by Rev. L. N. Klein and named Delores Jane. Ed Johnson and Betty Arndorfer of Algona were sponsors. Mr. and Mrs. Jack Thissen of Fort Dodge visited her , parenta Ed Hauptman home Friday eve ning. Mr. Hauptman submitted to a major operation at the Mercj hospital in Mason City Wednes day of last week. Leo Reno, Paul Flaherty and Will Lyons returned to their homes in Chicago Saturday following a week's visit here. Mis Albert Reno returned with them for a visit with her daughters Mrs. Flaherty and Mrs. Lyons. Mrs. Lorctta Lloyd and son Jerry of Mason City were Wesley visitors over the week end. Cpl. Mike Lloyd is now at Camp -Claiborne, La. The Lloyds were Wesley residents till last year. Christensen and Kay, and Mrs. Christensen's parents, Mr. and comes into Algona over this roa besides Its use by the heav State Park traffic. Regardless o these facts it is the poorest main tailed and most neglected piec of highway in Kossuth countj This one-half mile of highwa and conditions thereon are a dis grace to the city of Algona an Kossuth county, both being joint y- responsible. The bridge ove he Des Moines river has a num )er of large spikes sticking an nch or more above the planking and on a quiet'night the plank an be heard rattling for half nile as a car passes over it rom the bridge to the city limits t is a wash board of ruts and >uddles with a small pond six uches deep just before crossing lie bridge. The road is So poorly rained that it is flooded,from nd to end each time it rains. After reaching the city limits s condition becomes more dan- erous and impassable. As it omes down the hospital hill it narrows to a width that two cars can barely pass and has a deep ditch on either side. A curve at the bottom prevents motorists from seeing cars approaching the hill from either end. After reaching the narrow paved street at the top of the hill and the highway is used as a parking lot for the hospital and is usually clogged with parked cars. Often' both sides of the narrow street are lined with parked cars making it a dangerous operation to pass another car, and Ati impossibl one to meet a stock truck. Whil the wide unpaved, uncurbed ah seldom used street to the nort of the hospital is blacked of with "NO PARKING" signs. This condition has existed foi several yeafs arid numerous mi nor accidents have occurred. 1 Is only a matter.of time unt.< some . serious accident Is causec by the conditions complained o above, that is liable to cost the City of Algona much more than it will cost them t6 properly abate the parking nuisance and improve a neglected and dangerous highway. Aside from these facts Algona can ill afford to allow orte of its best trade territories to be shut off from this highway or to isolate the patronage of the Call Slate Park. Complaints-are general and numerous from the farmers and the users of this highway and 'the U. S. mail carrier reports this piece of road the worst of his thirty mile route. Signed: Clark Orton. Potato Crop E. K. Martens, of Conroy, will be eating plenty of potatoes this winter. His one-fifth acre patch yielded 85 bushels of big potatoes. This would mean an average of 425 bushels per acre. H.W.POST Dray and Transfer Storage of all kinds Long distance hauling. Every load Insured against loss or damage. Equipped to do afl i kinds of draylng and haul- Ing. Mrs. Lloyd works plant. in the Swift Making Life Miserable Wilfred Loebig recently purchased the Standard Oil truck from Delbert Benton and began h i s duties Monday. Benton bought the Otis Bros, sheller. Loebig has been employed in the Hauptman garage for a number of years. Miss M. Jane Seidel of Scranton visited her friend Nona Silbaugh here several days this week. Nona returned to Scranton with her following a week's visit at her parental Jim Silbaugh home. Nona is employed in a dairy there. Rev. and Mrs. O. Peters of Kesley visited their son Harry and family on the home place north of town Sunday. They went on to Spirit Lake to visit another son. They will move soon to Missouri where he will have charge of s Presbyterian church. The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Lyons of St. Paul has been named Linda Lu instead of Katherine Marie as befo'-p rn- ported. Mrs. Lyons is the former Leona Hildman, and her iuu..icr, Mrs. Ed Hildman, is at the Lyons home. The Lyons family lived in Algona till a few months ago. Mrs. E. J, Palmer of Algona and Howard Funnemark. Wayne left Sunday night for Davisville, R. f. Lu Verne Relatives at Orville Stoddard Rites, Livermore LuVerne: Relatives from here attending the funeral of Orvills Stoddard at Livermore Methodist church last Friday were Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wolf, Mr. and Mrs. Will Wolf, Mr. and Mrs. George Wolf, Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Wolf, Mrs. Cora Hunt, Mrs. Kate Barton and Mary Barton, all of Lu- Verne. Mrs. Will Thake and Mr. and Mrs. George Wolf of Jeffers, Minn., came for the funeral ancl visited former friends and relatives in LuVerne on Saturday and returned to their home Sunday. Mr. Stoddard was 64 years old and has been suffering with heart trouble for the past five years. Surviving are his widow, the former Ida Wolf, daughter of the ate Mr. and Mrs. Boss Wolf, Lu- Verne, four sons, Clayton stationed in San Antonio, Texas, and Frank, Ralph and Harold, Livermore, and three grandchildren. The family formerly lived near Spencer. Colwell Sale Barn ALGONA, IOWA Reopening For Business Tuesday, Nov. 16 SALE STARTS AT 1:00 P. M. Bring in your cattle, hogs and sheep. Bring vaccination certificates for hogs. Sheep can now go back to the country as quarantine has been lifted. Owner must sign affidavit that sheep were in his possession 60 days. We will have buyers for your stock and expect to have the good sales this barn has the reputation of having. ,,. H. M. COLWELL, Owner ATRRSK SNIFFLE, Put a few drops of Va-tro-nol up each nostril at the very first sniffle or sneeze. Its quick action helps prevent many colds •••«••• developing. Follow VISK5 directions in folder. M-7RO-NOL Colwell Bros., Aucls. Corner Highways 169 and 18 Estherville Daily News The pay-as-you-go tax plan now in operation iis the result of a compromise and hence is like all other patched up things. The feature of the plan that is most objectionable is the regulation requiring taxpayers to estimate in advance what their income for the year will be. In the case of wage and salary earners this estimate is not so difficult to make, but for that very reason there is little point in such persons making an estimate at all, for in almost all cases the deductions made from their pay regularly will meet the taxes expected. There is a heavy penalty if one does not come within 20 per cent of guessing what his income will be for the year. He can file an amendment to his guess in December, but to do this requires another thorough audit of his business. By next year business men will be making quarterly reports of their profits (or losses) entailing great inconveniences. It is bad enough that these estimates must be compiled, without heaping the insult of a fine for his failure to accurately foretell his success, a lack of it, Jn the future. Most business concerns will be unable to make an accurate estimate of the first months of the year without taking inventory. Perhaps this is good practice, but many concerns prefer not to take inventory oftener than once a year. To require an extra profit-figuring operation thus adds to the item of business expense. Our government has found almost unlimited ways to make life miserable for the business man and the declaration of estimated income and victory tax is a fitting partner for all the other government reports and require- troublesome ments. We have not learned that there has been any complaint as to the ability of the government to collect taxes from business concerns, who either pay them or go out of business. Therefore we see no necessity for punishing them with four extra reports a year. As for wage and salary earners the lawmakers have taken the position that to collect taxes on them it must be on a pay-as-you-go basis or not at all. In particular, the highly paid defense plant workers are cited. Undoubtedly the pay-as-you-go plan has many advantages, and everyone would rather pay his taxes as he goes than to owe heavy and burdensome taxes for an entire year. Most business men, in fact, would like to be able to pay their taxes even monthly or weekly, if possible. The rub is that a man in business for himself doesn't know what he has earned until he has made a Kood many motions with paper, pencil and calculating machine. It was the hope that Congress had simplified our taxes. In one respect this may have been accomplished, but we can see that for the typical Fmall business man his burdens have been increased many fold, and, in addition he has become a tax collector for all of his employes and held to account not only for what his employes owe but what he thinks he owes himself. The pay-off is a penalty if he doesn't divine future profits (or losses) with accuracy. Compromise legislation usually bears such abortive ideas. We Still Have on Hand A Supply of COAL But for the present we will deliver not over a ton to any one customer. This Will Assure Everybody's Being Taken Caie of. F. S. Norton & Son Phone 229 ON THE IRON ORE FRONT Alfred Nelson, up at Stambaugh, Michigan, is a "North Western" car foreman with a 30-year service record. Men like Nelson have a deep sense of loyalty. Their country must be served. But Nelson has four other reasons for carrying pn-his uniformed sons. Alfred, Jr. is an army lieutenant; Dick is a staff sergeant; Bob's a sergeant in the Coast Artillery; Don is a private first class. Stationed in the iron ore region, Al is a mighty important mam His uncanny ability to keep rolling stock in top condition helps to move the thousands of ore-laden cars that pass through his yards. And moving iron ore is a real job, for this is the precious material from which guns, ships and tanks are made, as well as most other fighting tools needed for victory. Car Foreman Nelson represents a group of valiant, hard-work. »ng, conscientious railroaders. Though far from the fighting front, these men work day and night in freedom's cause. Their vigilance never relaxes — come what may, they keep vital materials on the move, ''North Western" Salutes AI and his four sons. We're proud of them and those thousands of other "North Westerners" active on the Transportation and Fighting Fronts. They're the kind of American citizens who never call it "quits" until the things they are fighting for are achieved! Mr. Martens ha* 6n display potatoes weighing 2J4 and ZVt pounds each, all free from scab and disease, The potatoes were grown on ground that has produced potatoes for the past five years. « Will Buy One Pound of Fresh Tomatoes SQUASH 5 for 25c Green Top CARROTS 2 for 15c V-8 Cocktail 18 oz, can 2 fox 29c Pudding Mix 14 oz. Package 2 Pkgs, 29c Sweet POTATOES 3 Ibs. 25c Quaker MUFFETS 5c each Crystal Wedding OATS lOc 5 lb. Bags Whole Wheat Flour Graham Flour »ye Flour Yellow Corn Meal White Corn Meal each

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