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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, November 2, 1933
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The Algona tJpper Pee Moine8 > Algoaa, towa, Hot. 2,1933 03)* 9 North Dodge Street BAOOARD ft WAtUEB, Publishers. i U Second Claw matter At the portofflw 3sonft,lowa, under act of Congress at Martin 3, 1876. Issued weeMy. _ BTOSCRIPTtON RATES IN KOBStJtH CO.t Oi ••.» Year, to Advance «t Months, in Advance ............................ *-J™ Months, In Advance ......................... °° Subscriptions Outside County, $2.50 per year, strictly in advance. Subscriptions Payable In Advance. DISPLAY ADVERTISING, 80e PER INCH Oompoelton J6 cents per Inch extra. _ __ "Let the people know the tenth and the esmrtry •af&"—Abraham Lincoln. BUILD FOR WAR: PRESERVE PEACE Navy Day last week afforded an excellent opportunity lor the advocates of a bigger navy to strut their stuff, and they did in no bashful manner. It Is their contention that the only way to Insure peace Is to prepare lor war. They assume that If we have a big navy the other fellow will not bother us; that battleships will frighten away anyone with dire thoughts of our conquest. There are many prominent men, both military and civil, who feel this way. And naturally, the shipbuilders are not at all adverse to the Idea. But from another angle, it has been apparent during the past 2,000 years or so ol man's existence on earth that this same theory of maintaining peace has been In vogue—yet, there never has been any real peace and freedom from worry about war. It Is a great deal like the boy with the slingshot. He didn't mean to break the window, but he had such a nice slingshot that he just aimed It at the window for fun and his finger slipped. "GOLDEN AGE" SOUNDS GOOD To the hard headed and practical part of the American public, and there are a great many under that classification, It may not be the easiest thing to visualize a program whereby the general public Is being offered more leisure time. But It will come more easily after a bit. After all, what advantage Is it to have inventions, machines to replace men, and scientific Improvements of all kind, If man himself does not benefit by them. The only way he can benefit Is to have the machine replace human labor, and then have sufficient income from the machine product so that he can enjoy himself. As we see it, and we may be too idealistic on this point, the administration's program is one which hopefully Is try- Ing to provide that leisure time, and then give us something to spend to make It a success. Of course, we admit that there are still plenty ol rough spots to be Ironed out. But the program, If successful, will provide more leisure time for everyone—with the possible exception of the employers. And what of the leisure time? Why not have a nation which will take a greater Interest in education, wholesome recreation, the pleasure of reading, and Joy In the arts, it is a Utopian thought, but one which does credit to the men who have visualized It, and are trying to put it across. j AN ADVERTISING NEW DEAL Researchers lor the Harvard Bureau of Business Research believe they have ascertained what per cent ol this year's gross sales ought to be appropriated lor advertising during the coming year. They list the women's ready-to-wear stores at 3 per cent, furniture at 6 per cent, drug stores at 1 per cent, and soon. They also emphasize the fact that advertising seems to be In for a new deal. It is expected to present a better appearance and in the case of the big dallies, the prediction Is made that it will be In all-color before long. Every dally newspaper will have the color of a magazine, they say. And, although, the Harvard research workers did not cay so, they might have added that In the New Deal in Advertising, the consumer should play a big part. He could be educated to a greater extent to take advantage ol the ads, to read them, to patronize the stores that advertise. A merchant carryipg a JJne of good retail merchandise, who makes a distinct appeal to the public lor their support, has something he Is not ashamed to tell the world about, and it Is certain that he is standing back ol what he offers. And, when you advertise you build, your business and your city. J >dds and ends OTHER EDITORS Hank Rlstau, of Uvermore, has a good, strong explanation ol why he wasn't feeling so well last week . . . his reason: "I fell in a well 150 feet deep and the water was cold, so I drank It and consequently I dont leel BO •well" and by the way he has a sign in his pool hall'at Livermore that says, "If you want to know who runs this place, Start something." We listened to ft speech at Humboldt last week, in Which the speaker, in criticizing the NRA and the administration, lambasted the nation's leaders lor a program which has tended to raise and stabilize the price ol re- tall goods, while nothing has been done to raise larm prices ... then within the next five minutes he criticized the administration lor trying to put through a corn and hog alloment program as being unsound ... to us it appears that the latter program is the administration's attempt to do what the speaker criticized them lor not doing in his first statement . . . inconsistency, thou are a gem. • • • Dedicated to the "Love Birds" Estherville Vindicator-Republican: "We admire the friendly spirit that exists between the editors of the Aleona Upper Des Moines and Advance, two of the best newspapers in Iowa. That kind of feeling Is relreshing to one who has lived lor years in a community where newspaper co-operation is unknown, but on the contrary Is attended by hatred and "malice aforethought." To do business in an atmosphere of that kind is not enjoyable, neither is it helpful to any of the parties engaged in the warfare." * * » After looking at current movie ads, I'm prone to •wonder if Horace Greeley didn't have Mae in mind when he advised the young men to go West! —contributed from New Iberia, LB, * • » Week end recollections! A large Packard with four gentlemen from Iowa . . . Spencer ... one a newspaperman, and what sociability ... St. Peter, Minn., the home of five governors, Gustavus Adolphus college and Rev. M. A. Sjostrand . . . people bumping fenders ... a philosophical discussion on the wonders of the twentieth century such as motor cars, radios and miles of concrete pavement . . . hotel lobbies packed with fans . . . Iowa confident . . . Minnesota confident everybody confident but the hotel clerks and policemen ... The day of the game . .. unexpected meetings with Algona and Kossuth folks .. . more coming every minute . . . game time ... the kickoff—a million maroon and gold balloons wafted upward into a dull, leaden sky . . seated directly in front of an enthusiastic Gopher fan from South St. Paul; will I have to buy a new overcoat after he gets through working on it? ... Dick Craynes 1 sensational run, brightening up the afternoon for the Hawks . . . 45,000 people all going the same way at the same time . . . Iowa, undaunted, singing its corn song at every opportunity ... The Nankin and supper ... one who called his toast his dear little devil . . . the man wearing two hats . . . another with a waiter's towel over his arm . . . the discovery of "Elmer" and assurance that he's from Mason City and joined Trl DelU three times . . . Peggy, another Mason Citian, dancing blthely along, even though the orchestra had stopped playing . . . Iowa und Algona were well represented; defeat meant nothing. Through circuinstuncta governed by late, Algonians met Algonians . . . Dennis Goeders . . . Mr. Dud McDonald and his wife . . . Mr. and Mrs. Matt Streit ... Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Saunders . • • Wendell Erickson, Des Moines Tribune satellite . . . Dr. M. G. Bourne, H. W. Miller ... Dr. and Mrs. F. O. Scanlan Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Prune . . .and others . . . wondering where Gaylord Shumway and his wife, and Wade Sullivan and ditto, Mr. and Mrs. Maurice McMahon. Mr. and Mrs. E. C. McMahon, Luke Linnan, and the rest were to make It a one hundred per cent representation and so, another football game fades into the past, gone but not forgotten. Famous last line: Let's get serious I When Kipling wrote that dam about the female of the species being more deadly timn the mule one would almost think he had been witnessing a get-together ol « social welfare organiaztion. "Dick" Helping the Democrats Fort Dodge Independent: Senator Dickinson continues to be a great blessing In disguise to the democratic party. U the senator could just multiply himsell a thousand times so that there would be one ol him In every town In the state, and every one ol him continue to talk against the NRA and every constructive measure of the government, as the senator Is doing—why the democrats could rest assured that they would remain in power lor- ever, in Iowa, at least. The Race of plunderers Sac Sun: Wallace Short, editor ol the outspoken Unionist and Public Forum at Sioux City, has a favorite expression when referring to the men ol great wealth who are still "sitting on the top of the world" financially in spite ol the depression. He calls them "the race ol plunderers." It sounds a little radical, like Brookhart's "Wall Street," but recent developments have proven that Short has them pretty well named. The race ol plunderers include the big business men who voted themselves millions In salaries and bonuses while the small stockholders "hold the sack" lor dividends because "the company is losing money." It Includes bankers and financiers who have^wrecked their institutions by graft and gambling; gamblers on the board ol trade who shoot dice lor the larmers' products, who manipulate the prices on the board of trade and stock market to their own personal advantage while the little fellow gets trimmed right down to the ears; the crooked politician who uses the powers ol his great office to lat- ten his own pocketbook while the common people pay the bill. Much has been said and done 01 late to bring this class ol parasites to public view, but don't think they have gone out ol business. You can bet your bottom dollar they are at it right now, this very week, on the grain market. Some of the "smart boys" are all set to make another million on the rising price of grain. When the proper time comes they'll unload again, and the "small fry" again will "get It in the neck." It happened Just this last summer, and It will happen time and time as long as the present system exists. The Sac Sun believes that president Roosevelt is hot on the trail of this race of plunderers. Unless he allows himself to be too largely influenced by those members of the clan who are his close 1 political advisors we may see some Improvements In the system which permits a man to make a million in a week while millions of humans are without a job. Or, is that asking too near an approach to Utopia? • « » Labor Is In the Saddle Humboldt Independent: The people of the middle west feel that organized labor has seized on the present situation to entrench itself nationally, and to force impossible conditions on the people. With the cry that prosperity Is dependent on high wages and short hours It is demanding another raise ol the wage scale and a work week of five days of six hours per day—a thirty hour week. No thought has been given as to where the em- Dlovers are to get the money to meet the higher wages and shorter hours. The plan Is that witb high wages and short hours the factory and mill workers will create prosperity. A greater fallacy was never promoted. Prosperity Is not the result of high wages. Instead, hign wages are the result of prosperity. We do not get rich by spending money. We get rich by saving it. The road to economic independence is not through liberal spending, but in spending less than you receive. However, labor is In the saddle at Washington, and it will take an heroic effort to throw it out. But it must be deposed. A National Broadcast Courttiy Philadelphia Pnblfo Ltdter The Man About Town Says To the spectators one ol the most interesting parts ol the football game Sunday was the 40 yard return ol a punt by Mercer. While the ball was being returned one Algona player was aiding a Spencer man In a little setting up exercise and another Algona player was kneeling, tleing his shoestring. * * • At Swan Lake Sunday Bill Deal, Howard Webster and Jim Duryea hunted ducks. During the lull of the day all hunters took a rest and a nap except Bill. Thinking he could take advantage and increase his bag Bill silently rowed about among the rushes. He discovered a flock of ducks and after sneaking about for location he fired on the set. Only one duck bowled over and the rest refused to fly. The next scene was between Bill and the owner of the wooden ducks who discovered Bill setting up his decoys. * • * Hallowe'en Occasion For Several Parties in Lone Rock Homes Lone Bock: The following attended a Hallowe'en party at the Victor Rogers home Friday evening: Robert and Margaret Gladstone, Eugene Blanchard, Sam and Myrtle Orvick, Muriel and Marvin Ackerson, Vern and Dorothy Dacken, Grace Newbrough, Leon Larson, Shu-ley Marlow, Tom Long, Cleo and William Hobson, Raymond and Melvln and Lucille Nelson. The Bob Padgett family spent Sunday at Turtle Lake. Mr. and Mrs. Jay Quinn ol Carroll visited at the Jack Quinn home Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. N. L. Cotton visited at the Wm. Kennedy home in Burt Sunday. Mrs. Laura Mantor ol Waterloo visited at the Alex Krueger home last Tuesday. The Larkin club met at the home of Mrs. M. E. Blanchard last Wednesday afternoon. The American Legion Auxiliary will meet at the home ol Mrs. Roy Jensen Friday, Nov. 10th. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Zoller and family of Lakota visited at the Frederick Schultz home Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Alex Moses and their daughter, Florence of Que Appelle, Saskatchewan, Canada. Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Whltehill of Burt were Sunday dinner guests at the J. M. Blanchard home. Gordon Blanchard returned to cedar Falls Sunday to resume his college work after, a few weeks' absence due to Illness. ' M,r. and Mrs. John Dempsey and Mr. and Mrs. John Arbogast of Fenton were I Sunday guests at the Glenn Sharp Still Enjoy* Paper After 45 Years Our old friend and subscriber, Con- radBabe, to sending the Upper Des Motaes hte subscription renewal from Minneapolis as usual has a «e» to say to his Kossuth county friends which we publish below: V'Mtonwpolte, Oct. 25-Oentlemen: Please find check for $2.50 forUpper Des Molnes for another year. We stiu enjoy the old paper. We have had the paper In our home ever since I can remember. I can recall seeing the Upper Des Molnes at our home when I was a boy down on the farm i 45 years ago. That was before we had cars ot paved roads. Times sure have changed since then. Well, we enjoy reading the paper more than ever although there are so many new people arouncj Algona now a person only knows a few of the older ones. I am still employed at the same place, Nlcollet Hotel, and am busy all ol the time. Business Is not what it was 6 or 8 years ago, but still we are quite busy at times, DUO there are thousands ol people here who are on the bum the year round, or course a good many ol them had no reason to be on the bum, as there are too many people now days who would not try to lay up a cent lor a rainy day no matter how much they made. It seems that people live beyond their Income and never get ahead. On tne of-her hand there were so many firms who went into the hands of receivers, which also made so many people poorer. Well, it will take a good many years before this country will be toek on the level— that is the common people. We have a good many people nere in these cities who seem to think that If they moved on a little farm that i* all that they would have to do. A good many of them couldn't honestly make a living if you gave them a farm. I find many here without a Job. They have worked at a certain line ol work lor probably 20 or 30 years, and now they are stuck because they are not able to handle any other line of work. I don't see how these big cities are going to find employment again for all .of these people. It seems as If machinery has taken the Jobs away from the people. Whenever a big building goes up now days It only takes a few days or a few weeks to dig the basement. I have seen them use as many as seven steam shovels and the big self dumping trucks haul the dirt away and in a very short time the cement goes up in the air. Everything Is done by machinery, and not very many people get employment, and after the buildings are completed and a factory goes In, It Is the same thing — not many are employed but a whole lot of up-to-date machinery. It seems as 11 the machines are taking the work away from the people and giving them nothing in return. Under these conditions we will not get the people In the big cities employed soon again. Well, our cold weather started early this year, it has been real cold here all ol this month. Well, here is hoping you are all well, and with best wishes to all old iriends.— Conrad W. Rabe." Civil defined Examinations the united State* Otvll Smlee CttfiJ* aittslon has announced dpefc compett* tlve eJtatnlnattotts as tollpwH: ^^ Junior Librarian (Pen*! ftfid Ooitec- tlonal institutions), $2,000 a year, Buteau of prisons, Ceearttneflt of justice. superintendent of Indian Agency* $3,200 to $4,800 a year, Indian Field Service, Department of the Interior Junior Tabulating Machine Operator, $1.440 a year, Under card Punch Operator, $1,260 a year, depftttinentftl service, Washington, D. O. t and field set- vice Flat-bed bookkeeping machine Operator, $1,620 a year, departmental service, Washington, D. O., and field set* vice. " » Assistant to Technician (Forestry)* $1,620 to $1,980 a year, Forest Service, Department of Agriculture. All salaries given above are subject to a deduction not to exceed 15 per cent as a measure of economy and to a retirement deduction of 3% per cent. All states except Delaware, Iowa Maryland, New Hampshire, Vermont* Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia have received less than their share of appointments in the apportioned departmental service at Washington. Full Information may be obtained from M. J. McCall, Secretary ol the United states Civil Service Board of Examiners at the post office, Algona. Mr. and Mrs. R. 8. Morse of River Falls, Wisconsin, visited at the home ol the latter's brother, Ed Hansen, from Saturday until Monday evening. Monday the two families drove to West Bend to view the grotto there. Wolves at the Door? Ackley World: Judged by expressions that are heard altogether too frequently, the impression would be gained that wolves are howling at the door s of all lowans. The admission is freely made that conditions are not entirely "roseate" nor that they are anything like the time a few years back when corn-huskers were wearing $12 and $15 silk shirts for every-day, and some of the dear sisters were kicking around with shoes costing $12, $18 to $20- but Iowa and lowans need only to look at one single crop that has come up out of the soil this season. Corn! The 430 million bushels at present value Is worth $148,770,000—that is forty-two million dollars more than last year. Why Bring That Up? Humboldt Republican: It is a cinch that if another war breaks out in Europe this country will stay out. We have enough European wars to last us a generation. It will be remembered that president Wilson got us into the World War, and that he was reelected to a second term on the slogan "He Kept Us Out of War," while the mothers sang "I Didn't Raise My Boy to be a Soldier. Arrangements had been made at the seat of government to enter the war as soon as or shortly after the election was over. It was a piece of double-dealing on the part of the democratic administration that the people will never forget. Back to the Old Home Spencer Reporter: There is nothing like real hard times, especially such as we are passing through at present to bring the wanderers back to the old home town and the farm home. There was a time when the migration was almost all from the small town and rural corn- unity but It is not so at present. It is pretty difficult lor young men and young women to go into strange communities and get a foothold. There is unemployed talent of all kinds seeking a chance to work. There was a time when the first question the one seeking a Job asked was, how much? But they are not asking that now, the major anxiety now is for a chance to render the best service. • » • Let 'Em Fight Webster City Freeman-Journal: While the Freeman- Journal does not believe there is going to be any major war in Europe in the near future, 'it is quite evident that France is scared stiff. The withdrawal of Germany from the arms conference and the league of nations and Chancellor Hitler's Saturday address, are responsible for France's present state of mind. A Paris dispatch quotes a prominent French official as say'mg that "the situation is grave, but France is keeping cool," and Premier Dalader is reported as saying that "France will feel the pulse of England and If Prance feels the pulse of the people of the United States she will fee] a very different reaction than she felt for several years after the world war broke out. The sort of treatment the United States has received from France the past few years is not of a character that will create any war spirit in this country and if our government gives heed to public sentiment it will not give France any encouragement. The talk of a big war in Europe, though being the result of only a big scare, might improve live stock and grain values and increase prices generally, which would be a good thing all around, hence it might be wise to let the jingoes have all the rope they want to flght the war in the newspapers and peridoicals, even if there is no liability of a real war. With the allies armed to the teeth while the central powers "have little to flght with It looks as though the allies woulU have to start the war If there Is to be one and since the allies have nothing to gain from an armed conflict, it is very unlikely that they will start hostilities. But it they do, this country ought to let them flght It out in their own way. And it would uot be much ol a war, as Germany would be licked In short order. I home. One of our spies who has been keep- Mrs narlan Blanchard and Alice ing his eye on the Man About Town for | G i aus of penton visited at the Wayne some time, snapped his picture in Min- I Richmond home at Armstrong on neapolis, Saturday in the undignified \ Thursday. pose pictured above. The picture was i received here announcing taken as Dick Crayne intercepted a th g b £ th of a baby girl to Mr. and Minnesota pass and started Tor a Do nald Marlow. She has been touchdown, immediately following the | J^e^SljBh Mary. Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Earing accom- anied by Mrs. Tom Guest and son, Sills of Bancroft drove to campus, HI., ast Tuesday to attend the funeral of Sis, Ban Earing held there Thursay. The following attended a quilting bee t the home of Mrs. Otis Sanders last Tuesday evening: Mrs. H. J. Rice, Mrs. M. Blanchard. Mrs. W. G. Plaig, Mrs. Alex Krueger and Mrs. Prank 'lalg. The Ladies Mite society met at the home of Mrs. Glenn Sharp Thursday afternoon. After the regular business meeting a Hallowe'en game was played. Next Thursday the Lone Rock Mite society will entertain the Ringsted society at the local church. The junior class play, "Sound Your Horn," will be given by the junior class at the high school gymnasium Friday Nov. 3. Characters Include Margaret Gladstone, Imogene Roderick, Margaret Householder, Oleo Hobson, George Long, Coila Jane Hollister, Dorothy Alice Kain returned Tuesday ol last week from DeKalb, 111., where she visited lor ten days and also attended homecoming ol the Northern Illinois Teachers' college. Alice is a graduate ol that school, having graduated last June. Get A Federal Land Bank FARM LOAN While Federal Money is still Avail* able on the best terms ever offered the farmers, we strongly urge every, farm to make application for a government loan. i Anyone who still owned a farm after July 1st, 1931, is entitled to borrow money from the Federal Land Bank, even though you may have lost title and possession, you still have that right to redeem. Come in and talk your refinancing . problems with us. On good farms we are getting approvals as high as $87.00 per acre.; McDonald & Co. Spec. Farm Loan Agts. la. State Bank Bldg. Phone 120. . taking of this picture, the Man About Town had to dig down In his pocket and buy his friend sitting directjy ahead of him in the picture a new hat. * * * Francis Bradley of Bancroft is quite a sleuth, with his long overcoat and black hat lor a dsiguise he watched two Algona men take advantage of t,he Bradley Cafe courtesy. The two men were helped out the front door by the aid of Francis' toe. This toe has been used before. Earlier In the summer two other local boys became acquainted with it. * * • Bill Gilbrlde managed to keep one foot warm and dry at the Iowa-Minnesota game Saturday. Somewhere between Algona and the stadium Bill lost an overshoe. Even the crew in the car cannot account for its disappearance. Anyway it was a great day for Bill trying to alternate the overshoe from one foot to the other. Paul Hammill still thinks Iowa has a football team. He wagered that IOWH will double the score on Ames. (This ad is free, Paul). What would yon think of an Algona business man driving 114 miles Between 8 o'clock and 1:30 Sunday night trying to catch a live Jackrabbit? Our thoughts are probably mutual. But 1' happened. And one can be bought for practically nothing. * • * Bid Finn doesn't come up town anymore. He spends all his leisure moments at Whittemore. Watch the pa pers. • * » Oscar Anderson was around lookln for a Job playing football. He onl; had a sore back and a stiff leg bu swears he can do as good as some h has seen. He meant the grade schoo boys, when offered a chance. Dacken, Evelyn Bierstedt, Roy Leeper and Eugene Blanchard. Monona county on Sept. 14 had 75 per cent of its total wheat acreage and about 82 per cent of its 3-year average production signed up on applications for acreage reduction contracts. It was a great s'fht at the corn husking contest to see Jim Pool an others from town with big coats am overshoes on slapping their hands to gether and clicking their feet to kee warm while the seasoned farmers wer going around In thlr shirt sleeves Talk about your tenderfeet. The In dlans were right. * * # You uptown people who do nothln Invigorating but ride in cars should ge out In the woods these beautiful India summer days. A tramp will do you good. Think of the olden days when Indians roamed about. Now we hide from a domesticated cow or her brother. Meet one, get out in the woods, your blood needs it, and best of all keep watching behind you when the leaves rustle. * • • For years when weather like this came Claude Nugent would be at the river catching pickerel. It is a pickerel season. I'll wager he is doing the same at Spencer where he now lives. Shouldn't tea on him, but he used to skip school to go fishing in October. 24-Hour Towing Service Helberg Garage Phone 41. THE WASHER THAT MADE THE NAME MAYTAG WORLD FAMOUS THE WASHER YOU'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO OWN THE LIFETIME ALUMINUM WASHER THAT SOLD FOR YEARS AT $165,00 BY FAR THE FINEST WASHER TfStoMitan m m w^*yif^^*^m £*&^Bj&t****"**^^ EVER BUILT Prove to yourself why millions have bought Maytag washers. Use this Maytag hi your owa home. Use it for n week'* washing. Put it to every test. If it doesn't wash faster — if it doesn't wash more gently, yet more thoroughly—if it doesn't prove to be the finest washer you ever saw, regard* less of price — don't keep it. 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