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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, October 26, 1933
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The Algona Upper Des Moines, Algotta, tolfa, October 26,193d ttf)* aigona tipper DCS itlotncs 9 North Dodge Street HAGGARD it WALLStt, fubllshert. RnMMd ka Second Claw matter at the postofllc* at Algona, Iowa, under act of Congress of March 3,1879. Issued Weekly. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO.: One Year, In Advance $9-00 RX Months, in Advance 1-25 Three Months, in Advance .60 Subscriptions Outside County, $2.50 per year, strictly In advance. Subscriptions Payable in Advance. DISPLAY ADVERTISING, SOo PER INCH Compositon ,6 cents per inch extra. THANK YOU! May we extend our thanks to The Kossuth County Advance for its word of congratulation last week on the recent designation of this paper as Iowa's Best Weekly Newspaper, the first time Kossuth county has been so honored by the state university award. Although competitors in one respect, the newspapers, like the doctors, lawyers, and dentists, have so much in common that despite competition they face the same problems and should have an underlying feeling of friendship and understanding. And, like any organization vitally interested in civic welfare, we look not into the past and Its accomplishments or failures, but into the present and the future, and pledge ourselves to maintain our efforts to supply Kossuth county with the best newspaper In our power. Remember the Issue Is "Let the people know the troth and the country gafe>"-^Abraham Lincoln, odds and ends OEO. CALL FOR GOVERNOR Some of the state papers in mentioning the coming nee for governor of Iowa, have said that George C. Can, former Algona man, is being urged to make the race for governor on the republican ticket. Judge Fred Lovrien of Spencer Is also receiving favorable mention, and says that he might become a candidate if sufficiently urged. George C. Call, who has made his home in Sioux City since leaving Algona some twenty-five years ego or more, is a son of Judge Asa C. Call, one of the founders of Algona, and spent his whole life In Algona up until the time he located at Sioux City. He has al- wys taken a deep interest In politics But has never sought office. He Is a deep student of political economy, believes that the soldiers should receive their bonus money now and has a decided and Intelligent Idea on how to handle the banking situation. His many old friends In this locality will hope that he enters the race and wins. Congressman Fred Gllchrlst Is also mentioned for the republican nomination for governor. SUGAR BEET DOLLARS One of the very few benefits of any economic crisis is that it makes men try with greater effort to figure out ways and means of bettering their position, or of producing more wealth. That is why the present appears to us to be an especially appropriate time for a more serious consideration of the possibility of making sugar beets a more profitable product for northern Iowa than it already Is. First of all, beet sugar, as W. Earl Hall points out In his Bye Observing of the Mason City Globe-Gazette, is considered better for jelling purposes by the English Jhoueswlfe, than cane sugar. Starting with the supposition that beet sugar can gain a considerable portion of the local market, and some of the foreign, we have built up a hypothetical demand for the product. Secondly, the belt of rich black soil In the northern Iowa counties Is especially adapted for growing sugar beets, and the invention of a new cross-row cultivator has reduced the amount of labor required to weed them. At the present time, sugar beets, as we understand it, are not grown In any greater quantities locally for several reasons, one of which is that the refineries only contract for as many beets as they can profitably refine and sell, and secondly, because they require so much work and because the loading facilities are somewhat .scant. The new cultivator eliminates much of the labor, and if the demand for beet sugar can be increased, an Increased production will be necessary. In addition, grow. Ing sugar beets adds to the fertility of the soil for other crops. With the administration ready to cut down corn acreage, and the pork output, an increased production of sugar beets might afford an opportunity for greater income to Kossuth farmers, and at least It has enough possibilities to make it worth investigating. Overproduction, the thing that has caused a nightmare in corn and wheat and hogs, would have to be avoided, and could be done by Increasing the demand for beet sugar, and ]>y administrative measures which would not favor the cane growers of Cuba, the West Indies and pacific Islands to such a great extent. If we are, as President Roosevelt urges, going to make ourselves self-sustaining, why not do it in sugar also, and make beet .sugar one of the most important of rural crops? It can be done, not by any one Individual, but united effort on the part of many toward that goal. And Is our face red . . . and are we mortified? Well, our good friend, Fhat, down at LuVerne overflowed with words last week, to-wit: "It so happened that B newspaper once won an award for Its efficiency and It did please them greatly, and they did boast about It, yea, many and many a year . . . and there was in the community an opposition paper, and the boasting did finally Irk them . . . and there came a county fair and the opposition boasted some more . . . and it made the other paper exceedingly wroth, and they hied themselves to the sanctum and wrote a parody . . . and in but a few weeks the said paper won an award of merit, and they were filled with great pride and proudly exhibited the trophy which apparently would hold about a bottle of 33 (yes, it would), and they had a picture of said trophy filled with milk displayed on their prize winning page .. . and no one was even supposed to mention the word "wind" . .. but ye brethren of the craft smiled, realizing that the time to boast is when you have something to boast about, and that the modest violet rarely makes the headlines." • • • And another social problem Is how to say i the right things without being overheard by the wrong people. • * * As a casual observer of the Algona-Mason City high school grid game last Friday evening . . . and perhaps somewhat embittered by the slaughter ... and then suddenly joyous at Sellstrom's glorious run ... it strikes us that the wise guy who did the announcing over that loudspeaker system ought to have somebody sit on him . . . ana anyway, when you're trying to watch a football game, why have some gent down on the sidelines carrying on an amplified conversation all the time . . . personally, we hope we live so long as to see an Algona team smear one of those highly touted Mason Ctiy outfits all over the field ... but they did have a good ball club . . . and Algona was hopelessly outclassed. • • » Simile—As optimistic as Andy Anderson who bet on Wisconsin, and bet heavy, last Saturday. (After the second Iowa touchdown, Andy was absent from his office). • • • Judging by pre-game dope, Algona will own a corner of Minneapolis next Saturday. Well be seeing you! Murtagh Represent* Iowa at Ta* Meet Some of She Algona friends of C. B. Murtagh were surprised last Week_to get cards from Phoenix, Arizona, sign^ ed by Charlie. It seeins that he spent last week at Phoenix as representative of the state of towa at the national tax convention. It te presumed that he was named as the state representative on account of his position as state comptroller, and his knowledge of the tax problems under the new Brooklngs plan. Charlie was given high praise by Governor Herring while in Algona last week, who said that he was not only efficient but very popular personally at the state house. School Program at Sexton Hall, Oct. 27 The annual program of District No. 6, Plum creek township, will be held at the sexton hall, Friday, October 27. Lunch will be sold. Everyone is invited. Ann Kain la the teacher. Reader Comment ft. Loult Po,t Dltpatc* MRS. WEISENBERG, LUVERNE WOMAN WHO BROKE HIP, DIES AT HOME OTHER EDITORS THE WEEK IN REVIEW Recognition Near— That the United states may recognize Russia, loomed as probable with word that President Roosevelt has asked the Soviet to Bend a representative to Washington for a discussion. The Russian is coming v/ith tentative orders for a half billion dollars worth of goods, it was broadcast from Moscow. The fly in the ointment is that the purchases will have to be financed by long term notes, wMch means granting Russia extensive credit, or perhaps exchange our goods for their goods. And why not? Farm Strike Begins— Milo Reno, who with Huey Long, shares the spotlight as a showman of the first water, called his second farm strike for last Saturday. Every resident of the Mississippi Valley 5s for higher prices on farm products. But Rome wasn't built in a day, and how a farm strike can do anything to better prices is a mystery. It's one advantage is that it helps to draw attention of the eastern public and the administration to the fact that the advance of farm prices has not kept pace with the advance of other retail prices. However, the corn-hog plan holds forth a great deal of hope. It should result in higher prices and the elimination of that bugaboo, overproduction. Peace vs. War- Advocates of peace, and that comprises nearly all of the great middle class of all nations, were startled last week by what they thought might be the threat of another world war, with Germany's withdrawal from the League of Nations, and Hitler's view that Germany should no longer adhere to the Versailles treaty because the Allies had "broken faith" by failure to disarm. He may be right. But his actions and talks have not stead- led or subdued war talk. If, in time of war, capital— that is dollars and cents—would be confiscated by compulsion, the same as manpower, there would be fewer wars—and if statesmen with overdeveloped ego were forced to stand in the front line trenches and face the first bayonet charge, or barrage, there would be no wars. The Spirit That Won the Wilderness Humboldt Republican; And while the matter of present conditions are in mind, why not pay a tribute to the merchant and business men of the middlewest who right now are doing their best to meet conditions. These men have for several years been operating at a loss, but they are carrying on. They are fighting for business and to bring trade to their towns. The columns of this paper will tell you who they are in Humboldt. The spirit these men display Is the spirit that won the wilder, ness, tamed the elements, fought, won and retained what it had won. They are the salt of the earth. The farmers who are, so gamely striving to keep their heads up in this financial turmoil, are likewise to-' be congratulated. They may fail to meet the mortgage; but it will not be because they sulked or laid down on the job. Every square mile of Humboldt county territory can tell a tale of a struggle against tremendous odds, a fight to retain what had been counted on to keep the wolf from the door on the shady side of life. Men who are past their prime and who carry on are no less heroes than those who died on the western front going over the top at sunrise. • » • Dick's Criticism III Advised Estherville Vindicator: It comes with poor grace from Senator Dickinson to criticSse the NRA. No one knows at this time whether the NRA is going to help recovery or not, but it is believed it will. Its success depends largely upon the cooperation of the public and big interests. To throw a monkey wrench into the machinery at this time is all advised and savors of political chicanery. What Senator Dickinson should do is either cooperate or keep still. His attempts in the past to stave off the depression or to help the country out of the mire have been nothing to brag about, so what he says now against the administration's heroic effort to help the country back to recovery should not be taken very seriously. • • * Robbing the Stockholders Estherville Vindicator: We have just found out what ails the country: heads of bSg corporations are absorbing in salaries all the companies earn, so the story goes, leaving nothing for the millions of stockholders. Some of the officers drag down over a million a year in salaries and we all know that no human brain, no matter how active, is worth that much. Of course this steal has not caused the depression but it has caused a lot of unrest and has left a nasty taste in the mouths of those who have their money invested and receive nothing for it. The story is an interesting one. * * * Bather Accept Charity Than Work Humboldt Independent: A peculiar result of the times is the man or person willing to live by the aid of his fellows instead of by his own efforts. Twenty years ago asking alms was a matter for shame. Some people suffered in silence and good times, good lives were sacrificed through want of food or protection from the elements because the sufferers would not make their condition known. Oftimes the welfare committees had to search with a vigilant eye to find those who needed aid in the battle with life. In extreme cases it is true today. But in a majority of cases the applicants push forward and demand aid. They refuse too work and dodge all responsibility, happy In the bread of charity and the acknowledgement of the fact that they are incompetent or disinclined to look after themselves. Swindling the welfare workers has developed into a game. In fact, it is a racket. Funeral Services Held on Sunday; Daughter and Pour Sons Survive LuVerne: Mrs. Weisenberg, who fel and broke her hip a week ago, passed away at her home Saturday morning bout four o'clock. She was born in Germany and was 76 years of age. She was confirmed and joined the Luthran church In Germany. Her husband md a daughter, Mathilda, preceeded ler In death several years ago. She leaves to mourn one daughter, Mrs. Bertha Wlltgen of Bode, four sons, Fred and Gus of Kansas City, Rhinhold of Wallas, Idaho, and Gottlieb, whose whereabouts is unknown, also a grand, daughter, Miss Evelyn Bush, who has made her home with her grandmother since a small child and several other grandchildren. Funeral services were held in the Lutheran church of which she was a member Sunday afternoon, conducted by the pastor, Rev. Whittenberg and Interment was made in the LuVerne cemetery. It seems peculiar that Holland with her Amsterdam, Rotterdam and other 'dams should make profanity a penal offense. Now that the Department of Justtce has decided to establish an island penal colony for dangerous criminals, there is only one thing more to do—catch the criminals. Do this fo night.... "pendaninterestingandprofitable evening listing the actual value of your furniture, room by room. Check the total with the amount of your house furnishings insurance. You may have purcri6;ed several pieces of furniture since your insurance was placed. Don't fail to protect your financial interests adequately. Representing sound stock fire insurance companies 8 Write, phone |L_ or call for F^ information |j L. E. Hovey Insurance Agency Located Shumway & Kelly Law Office Phone 58. The Good Will club met with Miss Emma Krause Thursday. The Presbyterian Aid met Wednesday with Mrs. Clarence Krause. Mr. and Mrs. Snyder and family have been visiting the fair in Chclago. Mrs. Voss has purchased the lot adjoining her residence from Mrs. Rosa Steussy. Miss Leona Ramus was a Sunday guest of Miss Alice Kuebler at Rockwell City. Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Holmes are the parents of a boy born Monday, October 16. Mrs. Archie Sanford entertained several ladles at a bridge party Thursday evening. Mrs. P. C. Barnes of Homer, Nebraska, visited last week at the home of Mrs. Blumer. Ruth Llchty returned to business college in Des Moines Friday after a two weeks' Illness. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Benz of Dunnell, Minn., spent last week with Mr. and Mrs. Gus Baessler. Dr. Dwight Spooner of Rochester, spent the week end with his parents, Dr. and Mrs. A. L. Spooner. Mr. and Mrs. I. H. Chapman and family were dinner guests of Miss Martha Kabele at Dows Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. George Deitzle and family of Spencer visited over Sunday at the H. E. Peitzke home. Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Westling of Port Dodge visited Sunday at the home of his brother, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Westling. Ed Mason of Charles City came on Friday for a visit at the home of his father, w. B. Mason and other relatives. Dr. and Mrs. Williams and Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Zentner went to Otho Tuesday to attend a shower for Mrs. Williams' niece. The Tuesday club met this week at the farm home of Mrs. John Voss. The next meeting will be with Mrs. Lang on November 14. Mrs. Bemls of Storm Lake came on Saturday for a visit at the home of Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Peitzke and with other LuVerne friends. Mrs. Walter Lena gave a birthday party for her four year old daughter, Gene Marie Sunday afternoon. The neighbor children were present. Lunch was served. A family dinner was held Sunday at the Gus Krause home. About thirteen were present. Mr. and Mrs. F. Krause of Renwick were guests from out of town. Mrs. Baddeley spent a few days over the week end with Miss Doris Baddeley in pocahontas and with Miss Betty Holdcroft and Wesley Baddeley in Sioux City. Mr. and Mrs. Otto Rlstau of Canada have been visiting here at the home of his brothers and sisters, Wm. Ristau, Mr. and Mrs. Gus Baessler, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hanselman and Mrs. Elsie Steussy. Lawrence Murray has been offered and has accepted work from the government resurveying the state of Iowa. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Will Murray and is a graduate of Iowa State College at Ames. The Progressive club met Thursday with Mrs. Baddeley. The roll call was My Favorite China. Mrs. H. Phillips gave a report on the district federation meeting held at Fort Dodge. Rev. Wm. Baddeley, who has worked In the potteries of England before coming to America, gave a very Interesting talk on pottery. Refresmente were served. The Man About Town Says One would think that Algona is » financial center the way hundreds of dollars have been gathered within the last two weeks for the purpose of betting on football games. Nothing at all to see the tens and twenties change hands. Better not let Roosevelt hear of this. * • * Fat Kohlhaaa, who plays a pretty ;ood Job of guard on the academy football team, Is going to leave the gridiron next fall and start on a course of study which will lead to a career as a lawyer. Well, Phil, you lave four or five .rears in which to tad an easy chair that will let the !eet Incline toward the top of a desk. * * * What little distance between points nowadays. Oscar Erlckson can take in a football game at Minneapolis In the afternoon and be back to help out at the hardware store for a couple of hours in the evening. * t * Quite the contrast wtth Albert Granzow. He and a party of fans drove to ;he Twin Cities to see a football game last year and on the return trip Albert followed the moon for directions. Somewhere near Mankato the party lost their bearings and drove a number of miles back north. Anyway, that's their alibi for being late. The same fellows are going with Albert this week to see Iowa trim Minnesota. * * * Glen Bncnanan believes In the saying, "When the cat's away the mice will play." Glen's wife was gone and he had a few friends gather at the home, Dinty Moore style. It is said that the wife of one of the men was out looking for him with the aid of a rolling pin. The poor fellow got home before his wife, and therefore received none of the Maggie and Jiggs treatment. * * * Horace Van Alstyne la thinking of taking track lessons from Cfiuck Cretzmeyer. Saturday night Van was lead- Ing a young man to a destination near the northwest corner of the court house when the lead was abruptly changed. Van was second man In a two block foot race before he finally became outdistanced. And as with all law enforcers he won out the next day. • 0 » If you want to be enlightened on the present political situation call on Jge Mlsbach. He talks politics for hours and it sounds pretty good, too. Remember Joe was one of the big political Bull Moosers of years ago. » * * The young married folks hard time dance was a great success from the standpoint of costumes. And a most embarrassing moment happened to a fair lady who had donned gentleman's overalls. The strap and button separated and let the overalls fall to the floor. The dance was stopped while all took a look at the predicament. Nothing but fun was the result, for the lady (?). * • * Having spent many a happy boor last winter working jig-saw piugles Roy Browneli and Raymond Wehler are getting ready for the long cold days by searching for some real hard ones. They think there is none too deep for them. The craze has started to boom again. « « * The Thorpe lawn baa been turned in. to a football field. Gins about ten or twelve years of age are playing the old English game of Rugby. They are quite sincere and sometimes rough. A little miss all dressed in white serves as referee and handles the players in fine shape. * * » Famous La»t Line—No, I'm aprry, but I have to attend to some business in Minneapolis, Saturday. VARICOSE VEINS Healed By New Method No operations nor Injections. No enforced real. Thla simple borne treat' ment permit* you to go about your buslnesa OB usual—unless, of course, you are already BO disabled as to be confined to your bed. In that case, Emerald Oil aoU BO quickly to beat your leg sores, reduce any swelling and end all pain, that you are up and about again in no time. Just follow the simple direction* and you are sure to be helped. Your druggist won't keep your money unlew you are. DfecriminatiDn Claimed Gentlemen: The following Item appeared In The Retail Coalman of Chicago, 111., In the Sept. 15, 1933 issue, which reads as follows: PECULIAR SITUATION AT ALOONA, IOWA "Algona, Iowa, has a population of 3,985; Is on three railroads—Chicago & North Western, Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific, and Minneapolis & St. Louis, and has four or five retail coal men. "All five agree that the following are properly equipped retail coal men: Anderson Grain & Coal Co., grain, seeds, mill feed, hay and coal; Botsford Lumber Co., Jim Pool, manager, lumber and coal; W. E. Naudaln, coal; F. S. Norton & Son, lumber and coal. "E. N. Taylor, Inc., has a neat letter head, showing that he sells coal, cement, brick and block, and Is county distributor for L. L. swine liquid for hogs and poultry. It Is agreed that he has an office and a scale but It is alleged that the Minneapolis and St. Louis refused him a site. He experiences no difficulty, apparently, In securing coal. "On the facts alone as here given the Minneapolis & St. Louis has no legal right to discriminate and refuse any site rights to any one which they give to another. "The facts as to site here given were not secured from Mr. Taylor and there may be other factors Involved." This situation Is outlined at some length to show some of the problems that the operators and wholesalers have to face. In addition this Is a problem which would come up if the unsound, and Illegal paragraph should be permitted to slip by in the code suggest- ed by the National Retail Coal Merchants' Association. ft. N. TA*LOB» INC. By E. N. Taylor, Tread, COAL We handle what we thJTiTg is the best .coals in their respective fields. For good coals at a fair price, and excellent service, call Bolsford Lumber Co. The Home of Peerless Coal Phone 256 Jim Pool Radway's Pills FOB- CONSTIPATION What Ther Arei A mild nlitbl* vtgebbU kaiiw which docs not grip*. CTOM dufnm or dlttuib dlgtttfoo. Not h»bii fomv iiuE. Contain *M^ btffnful dro0» What Tier Dot Million* ol m*a end woaua, line* 1847, iuv< u»d Item to nli*n «kk tuxUrhM, oervotuiuM, btigu*, lorn of «pp«til*, poor rftmplti(l"fi and bad broth whan tfaaaa conditboa an At All JUdway * Co., Inc., Naw York, N.Y. G. A. ft. Vet To the Editors: Sorry to have to cor* rect the article in a recent issue about Mr. Llngenfelter of Lone Rock being: the only civil War veteran left in KOB- suth county, swea city has one dearly beloved, hale and hearty ttvil war veteran, even able to fight his own battle but as I have chosen to fight this one for him, 1 hope you won't mind the correction. John P. Wakes, born In Logan county, minds, June 1846. His mother died when he was three years old and his father later married. Together with hi* father and stepmother they came to- Hamilton county Iri 1862. They purchased a farm for $1.26 an acre near the present site of Webster Olty. John, (the subject of this sketch) assisted his' father on the farm. He was a lad of 13 when his father died. He assisted on the farm until on May 7, 1894, when he enlisted as a private in Co. A, 48th Iowa Volunteer Infantry at Webster City. He was mustered out Oct. 20, 1864. He was married In March, 1869 to Miss Fannie Calkins and to this union 10 children were born, two dying in fancy. Mr. Frakes formerly owned the livery barn here, and retired in 1912, but has lived here continuously with the exception of four year* spent at Fairmont, Minn. His wife died the past year. He now makes a daily trip up town and enjoys discussion of current topics. Thank you. Ida E. Larson, swea City, You Have Been Waiting for this L "On* Off" A*Tnr It is a long time since we have had a real improvement in lamps, but here is one that is different, one that truly combines beauty with service. The Adjust-O-lIte throws its beautiful rays just where light is needed most for reading, sewing, office work, other types of work or play. You are sure to like Ad- just-0-lite. 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