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The Aigona ypp6f P6fi Moiftes, Algotta, lewa, Sov. 9,1933 North ttodffft Street HAOOAM) A WAiAift, Publisher*. •ntend M Second COM*' aattw ftt the pwtoftlee i* Algona, Iowa, under act of Congress of March 8, 1879. troutd Weekly. _ SUBSCttlPTION BATES IN KOSSUTH CO.J One Year, In Advance .............................. $3.00 6iX Months, in Advance ............................ 1-39 Three Months, In Advance ................ . ....... .80 Subscriptions Outside County, $2.60 per year, strictly In advance. Subscriptions Payable in Advance. DISPLAY ADVERTISING, SOc PER INCH Compositon ,6 cents per inch extra. odds and ends "Let the people know the truth and the country Wfe."-nAl) l rahflm Lincoln. THE "TWO" BUDGETS Some criticism has been levied at the administration for the tremendous amount of spending it is doing, and that it is spending plenty cannot he denied. But there Is also a tendency to confuse the public mind on the budget question. The administration says it has balanced the budget; yet the public reads of millions, billions being spent for all sorts of things, and anti-administration men have plenty of ground to plant the seed of an idea that perhaps the administration is a liar. The administration is not a liar. There are the ordinary expensed of government like salaries, departmental expense, army, navy, Interest on bonds, etc. These make up the running expense of the government. This part of governmental expense has been reduced, and the taxation for such is enough to meet the expense, therefore the budget is balanced. But, the billions being appropriated for the rehabilitation of the nation is another matter. Some of these billions will be paid back without taxation through self- liquidating projects, while other billions will probably be collected in the course of future years, when we are able to pay, in the shape of taxes. As an example of self- liquidation, the Muscle Shoals project should pay for itself in the course of time. But In the case of the government's donation of 30 per cent of the cost of Algona's new water tank, this 30 per cent would have to be made up in future years. And in the corn and hog allottment plan, which levies a tax on corn and hogs, for the benefit of the farmer, the bonus is passed back to the fanner is also going to affect the price of foodstuff that the public will have to pay. But, the administration's theory is, that with the Increased employment under the N. R. A. and higher wages for the most part, the city public can afford to pay a little more. And from the rural standpoint, if the farmer can get this government bonus for a reduction Jn production, the bonus will enable him also to pay a trifle higher price for the goods which he buys and which will cost a little more to produce because of the N. R. A. program of higher wages and shorter hours. But, this started out as a budget discussion. The government has actually balanced its budget. The rehabilitation program is going to cost money; you, I, and our children will find out how much. And, strangely enough, if we were fighting a physical war with other human beings, we would not stop to count the expense, the sky would be the limit on donations, the building of ships and every other maneuver. But an economic war, with an unseen foe, that's harder to understand. ' Now comes the surprise news of the yea* .. . especially so to the Murphys, O'Brlena, Flanagans, etc ... only two Irishmen are playing with the "fighting Irish" of Notre Dame . . . and other sports writers find that the terrible Swedes of Minnesota have only one Swede playing hi the lineup. Marconi, visiting 1 the V, 8-, says that he has picked up radio broadcast fragments which have circled the world. Yes, and if he would listen to some of these Sunday night radio comedians he would hear gags that have circled the world, most of them before the radio was invented. Thumbnail portrait Wears extremely shabby clothes, not because he hasn't better ones, but because he doesn't want people to feel he has any money for fear it will hurt business ... drives old car for the same reason .. . always a carrier of big news ... never speaks an 111 word about anybody, just everybody ... is Republican when the O. O. P.'s are in office, Democrat when it's vice versa ... do you know him? * • • From a West Bend fan letter we filch the following contributed poem; "Lives of rich men, oft remind us Honest men don't stand a chance. The more we work, there grows behind us Bigger patches on our panto. On our pants once new and glossy ' : Now are stripes of every hue, All because subscribers linger And don't pay us what is due. Then let's all be up and coming Send your mite however small, Or when snow and winter strikes us We will have no pants at all." That's mighty nice sentiment from over West Bend way, and we'll remember that every Thursday morning when we're trucking ye olde chatterbox 20 miles to West Bend. Put these hi your memory book: "A fool and his money are soon spotted" and "Difficult as a pacifist to pacify," and "Frequent as mention of the Constitution in a Republican's speech." The British have a new idea for paying the war lebt. They propose selling bonds in the U. 8. to our investors and use the proceeds to pay the debts. That's a good idea, if the bond salesmen can keep a straight face while selling them. Famous last line—Sister Mr. OTHER EDITORS NOT THE SHERIFF'S FAULT Sheriff carl Dahlhauser, and probably many another sheriff, has plenty of worries along with his job. One of them is the desire of newspapers in his county to publish sheriff sale notices, which the sheriff hands out. Under Section 11101 of the Iowa Code of 1931, Chapter 490, the sheriff Is instructed to have these sheriff sale notices printed In whatever newspaper In the county ths attorney for the plaintiff may direct. He has no alternative. In the case of sheriff sale notices where the sheriff is not so directed, he may hand them out to any newspaper that he sees fit. It so happens that the sheriff sale notices from three large insurance companies have been directed to be published In The Algona Upper Des Moines. Sheriff Dahlhauser has no alternative except to have them published In this newspaper, and this editorial is simply written to make the matter clear. Sheriff Dahlhauser, in giving the sales notices to this newspaper, is doing so because the state law so requires under the circumstances, and is not discriminating against anyone else hi the Kossuth county newspaper business. The sheriff, to make certain of his ground, wrote to the attorney general's office last week, and from Claire E. Hamilton, assistant attorney general, received the information that no change had been made In the code pertaining to publication of sheriff's sale notices, except to define a legal newspaper. AWAT TO A GOOD STABT The state legslature got away to a good start at the opening of its special session. It attended the Iowa- Ames football game on complimentary tickets and then designated Aimee Semple McPherson to open the session. It is only natural that with serious subjects like taxation, liquor control and such coming up, that the boys have a good laugh before they get down to business, and if they take Aimee for what she is, a great showman and ballyhoo artist, they should get plenty of laughs. Seriously, the legislature has heavy work to do. It is the duty of every good citizen to follow its progress. The enactment of legislation today, as never before, Is going to effect the future of ourselves, and several generations to come. Don't fail to be a good citizen and keep posted on its progress. THEY MADE MOKE MONEY Beet growers in seven states rejoiced last week, when announcement was made that the payments by two of the largest sugar beet companies will be about ten per cent higher than last year. The American Sugar Beet Company estimated that growers in Colorado, Nebraska, California, Minnesota and Iowa would receive about $2,500,000 for their crops. The company will show an increase in tonnage of about <en per cent, it was also stated. Again the potent fact is driven home that if greater consumption of beet sugar can. be successfully advocated, it will mean much to farmers of northern Iowa. The Peaceable Middlewest Estherville News: Most disturbance has been caused by those labor groups for whom the NRA has been Santa. The NRA has hiked pay but the unions have struck because the hike wasn't bigger. The earning power of skilled labor has been materially increased in recent months and for that labor has the recovery administration to thank. Labor should not be pushing further hardships upon employers just now. In contrast with the prolonged serious strikes of factory and mine labor, in which industrial production has In many instances been almost completely stopped, is the farm situation. The farmer and the small town farm region people have not been benefitted by NRA one penny's worth. Their ends, considered selfishly, would be better served without such a thing as NRA. The NRA has raised the cost of things they buy or buy to sell, while It has not Increased the price of things they produce and have to market. But the farming communities have not openly revolted as have city laborers. Mixed with the notion to hold farm produce off the market to force better prices have been the conservative sentiments of the strike leaders themselves to be peaceable and orderly. The headstrong factory and mine strikers are the laborers who have been demanding more than NRA gave them. To the farming communities NRA gave nothing and yet there is no desire on the part of the agricultural people to use half as much force or violence as the NRA benefltters have employed. The administration, therefore, should be proud of the country's farm population. It should admire the courage, the patience and the orderliness of the people who have suffered long and hard but who hesitate at exerting force. It is not strange that there have been isolated cases of violence in the farm regions. The strange thing Is that the agricultural middle west has been so patiently hopeful. • * • Startling Disclosures Rlngsted Dispatch: The disclosures of the operations of the Chase National bank in New York are startling. Loaning money to Cuba which was unjustified was in itself startling but in selling the worthless bonds to uninformed investors hi this country, when it was found Cuba was unable to pay, was criminal. And unless there is a law under which these bank criminals can be punished there is work to be done at the coming session of congress. These startling events have gone on for years under republican administrations and were known to be go- Ing on. It took a democratic administration to pass the securities act and at least make an attempt to stop these practices. It is no small wonder there was a depression in this country, when the truth of our high finance is uncovered. • * • Sure, Have Another on Us Clarion Monitor: Newspapers in Paris, France are somewhat afraid that Europe may again drift Into destructive war now that ill-feeling has been shown among the nations attending the conference at Geneva. Some French newspapers express the optimistic sentiment that they "feel certain that America would cooperate with France and England again." Positively, we say, have a lot of wars, we're glad to pay the bills for them. We're atill paying for the last one and will be for some tune to come so we might just as well let the boys have some more fun In Europe. Arthur Brisbane remarks, "You can almost hear Uncle Sam exclaiming, "Goody, goody, perhaps they wil let me pay the bills again. Almost, but not quite." Our guess is that Uncle Sam has about enough to foot now, we should be satisfied to let Europe pay for the next one themselves. • • « Give Us A Rest Fort Dodge Independent: There comes a time in the life of nearly every patient, after he has been diagnosed and dosed, and pilled and blood-letted, and operated on about twenty times, that all he needs is rest and peace and quiet, and a chance to forget that he has been on the rack. We hopefully pray that this time has now arrived for our body politic, that there is at least a sporting chance for her to get well, and that these professional quacks who would rush in and start operating all over again can be called off until we have time to notice whether she is on the mend or not. Ihr Enduring Sfrenqth hrough the centuries the pyramids of Egypt have withstood the assaults of time and of the elements...In the business world of today the recognized standard of enduring strength is fire insurance. Sound stock companies have withstood numerous conflagrations and through their constant protection aided the stabilization of business. Representing sound stock fire insurance companies L. E, Hovey Insurance Agency Located Shumway & Kelly Law Office WrWe, phono or call for Information Phone 58. _ __ ^ff f ft ORCffo PLANT ^WAS YEARS WEIGHING 2SO POUNt>± GEFOKf 1 PHYSICAL SOCIETY OF VIENNA The Man About Town Says Somewhat late, bat still interesting to the wives of two young married men who are efficient in the culinary art, is this yarn. Mel Falkenhainer and Jerry Stlllman stopped at Shakopee for lunch on their way home from the Minnesota-Iowa [football game. Not being able to get the required hurry- up service Jerry placed an apron over his street clothes and became first aid to the cook in the kltcljen.-->Mel',<Ud likewise and 'became a waiter. The boys worked about, an hour until the rush was over and so helpful were they that the proprietor offered to hire them. • • • What great headline news is made of bandits In China holding up trains. What little news do we read about the strikers (not bandits) in Iowa who stopped (not held up) a train, broke the seals of eight cars and removed cattle from them. In Iowa! Iowa, least of all states in Illiteracy. Mondays Chicago Trib. quotes a western Iowa sheriff as saying that some of these men won't come back. He was deputizing farmers to guard a bridge against Lou BolenSs helped John Carlson husk corn wfth his new picker last week. Mr. Cartoon isn't up to his usual health this fall. Dean Andrews bad his tractor catch m fire hi the cortafield, blowing out ioth fuel tanks. The" fire was put out before doing other damage. About twenty neighbors and rela- ives gathered at the homeXof Jerome lawkins Saturday evening to »plp Mrs. Hawkins celebrate her birthday \ The Doan Aid met at the home, of Mrs. George Johnson last week. The next meeting, Nov. 16, is at the home the Iowa bandits, prosecuted. And they're not Algonaiana should be especially interested In the Navy football team. Bill Clark, a former Algona boy, Is playing fullback on this team. His great punting was a factor in defeating Notre Dame Saturday. One of his kicks was good for 68 yards and his average punting was superior to anything that the Notre Dame kickers could do. * * * Bud Holtzbaner had a fast one pulled over on him. He was telling a barber about a Halowe'en prank and who his accomplices were, about twenty In all. Just then Bert Muckey raised up from under the barber's steam towel and questioned him some more. It was Bert's shed that was removed several feet from its foundation. Marshal Green had been looking for the right parties of this act and until Bud gave it away—it remained a secret. * * • The annual American Legion feather party is being talked about. So is last year's. Last year the boys purchased the best birds in the county at premium prices. The following day the surplus was sold on the market for half of what the purchase price was. Some of the faithful customers should be given advantage of this reduction. For Instance, Melzar Haggard donated $15 trying to get his Thanksgiving meat without success. And Melzar is still often reminded about it by his ever Joking cronies. This year with blood In his eye he Intends to get revenge. » » • We hardly believe such people live in Algona as this unfounded story is reported. On Halloween evening, a lady made her husband take a jnck-OiJan- tern over to the neighbors and see who was at a party which they were not invited to. By the lantern ruso he was nble to find out the Information for Ms wife. What Is (here about (he grocery business as related to athletics? Lars Sorensen, Ab Long and Mrs. Tom Akre are three of the preatest sports fans in this locality. They seldom miss any events at home and usually drive miles to follow the local teams. That's faithfulness. Get In line the rest of you, grocers. * » • At |«ast one couple took recognition of the advice of last, week to get out In the fresh air during the Indian summer days. Russ, the Junior editor and fMiss .) were seen hiking down the beautiful and romantic Call load Sunday afternoon. It's good for the rest of you, also. Josephine Murtagh, Alice Rist and Charlotte Jane Ellison of Omaha, a pueat for a few days of Alice, drove to Port Dodge Friday night. From there Miss Ellison continued to Rockford, Illinois, to visit school friend*. A. J. Martinek and Ted Hoover were business callers at Titonka saturdayr-** Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bailey visited at the Will Martinek home Thursday ev- inlng. / Mrs. Fred Girres and daughters drove to Mason City Saturday and spent the day shopping. i Mr. and Mrs. Hen*y Mertz of West Send visited at £h'e Dale Stiuthers home Wednesday. / Mary Aon Ventekher helped her aunt, Mrs. George Arndorfer, cook for corn pickers Ust week. Dale Strutners Is laid up with infec- ' hand and Howard An- r work. • '^ ••" of Mrs. Andrew Hansen with Van Hansen as assistant hostess. 92C9* LAKOTA NEWS Mrs. Mr. and Mrs. S. P. Powers were busl- tess visitors at Algona last Wednesday .fternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Peter Bruer visited on Sunday afternoon at the home of the Balls. John Roelfsema, Peter Bruer and Wade Ball attended the Legion meeting at Buffalo Center last Thursday evening. Wm. ptuley and son, Truman, Dr. Williams and Louis Thaves spent one evening last week at the J. Gus Thaves home at Burt. Mr. and Mrs. F. G. Nltz and daughter, Delorls, and Mr. and Mrs. Peter Bruer were Sunday dinner guests at the J, A. Meyer home. Mrs. Dora Llesveld and daughter, Ramona, and Jack Murray came up from Mason City last Sunday and spent the day at the Wade Ball home. Mr. and Mrs. wm. Wlese were both on the sick list a few days the •past week. They are both up in the nineties, and have been able to be up and around moat of the time. Herbert "Trenary, while playing ball at school one day last week, was ac- cidently kicked in the fore head by one of the boys, cutting a gash over his eye. Dr. Williams was called to dress the wound. The Mexican family, who have been weeding beets at the Walter Meyer farm, were returning home last Friday from Frost, when they tipped over In their car damaging the top and breaking all the windows, but the parties in the car got out without a scratch. Tom Sherman Tell* of Salary Steal: We have just found out what all* the country: Meads of big corporations* are absorbing in salaries all the cWn~ panics 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 th* mouths of those who have their money- Invested and receive nothing for it. Th» fctory is an Interesting one. In commenting on the above editorial that appeared in the Vindicator and Republican October 10, T. O. Sherman, at one time one of the leading business men of Algona says: Algona, Iowa, Oct. 20, 1633, Estherville Vindicator, Estherville, Iowa. Dear Editor :J was much interested in your editorial calling attention to swollen salaries. This is getting to be a racket indulged in by the heads of our large institutions, insurance companies, railroads, universities, banks, etc. Though the recent disclosures of Albert. H. Wlggin of Qte chase National Bank have called attention to it, banks have not been the worst offenders in this respect. With your permission I will relate a little personal experience. ¥ was for 16 years employed in a small bank, $60,000 capital in this county, for 12 years of that time as cashier and manager. The highest salary X ever received was $1,200 per year. During: that tune the bank never failed to pay a substantial dividend, and in addition accumulated a good surplus account. Then for seven years I served the O. M. & St. P. Ry. Co. as assistant secretary at a salary of $3,000 per year. E. w. Adams was secretary at $5,000" per year, A. J. Earling was president at $25,000 which we thought then the- last word in salaries. At that time the common stock of the C. M. & St. P. was selling at $150.00 per share up, and wa» paying 7 per cent annual dividends. Now the common stock of the O. M. & St. P. is practically worthless and no dividend has been paid on common or preferred stock since 1917. Vet I understand the president's salary is $65,000 per year and the secretary's $12,000. How can this be justified? When the president of our university had his salary cut from $18,000 to* $10,000 some of his friends, said, "Oh, he won't stand it he will resign." H» didn't resign and his salary is still plenty high. I understand some of the Des Moines Insurance companies are- paying their presidents $100,000 per year and other officers In proportion. It Is high time the policyholders looked into this matter. More power to you. A light In an Ice-Coated Sum- merHousc ... A Lover Who Was a Fugitive ... A Patch of Kinky Black Hair Clutched in a Dead Woman's Hand. All These Figure In a Mysterious and Sinister Murder U> Chicago, Be Sure to Start "The Dark Garden,"—The Most Fantastic Murder Mystery Ever Written—in The Chicago Herald Examiner. H W, POST Dray and Tranf er Storage of all kinds. Long distance hauling. Every load Insured against loss or damage. Equipped to do all kinds of draylng and hauling. 32-tf Funeral Directors AMBULANCE SERVICE You Can't Send an Elephant by Parcel Post and you can't ask a man with only $20 in his pocket to pay $35 for hi* °" if . rising market or no rising market. suit Prices mean nothing without the money with which to pay them and business must go on at a price you can afford to pay or neither of can do business. us We are keeping our prices in keeping with your income. You'll find that you can afford Zender & Caldwell clothing, for the simple reason that '11 have to go out of business when you can't. we Suits and Overcoats $15 to $30 Zender & Caldwell Clothing and Shoes

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