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The AlgoflayppetlleflMoifleB, Algona, Iowa, Hot. 28,1933 • North Dodge Street HAGGARD * WAtlCa Pobflahen. M Second Class natter at tfae pnftoffiee at Alfana, Iowa, under act of Congress of March S, 1879. Issued Weekly. srascRtpnoN RATES m KOSSTOH co.: Obe Year, in Advance 12.00 ttx Months, in Advance 1.25 Three Months, in Advance M Subscriptions Outside County. £2.50 per year, strictly in advance. Subscriptions Payable in Advance. DISPLAY ADVERTISING, Me PER INCH Compositon ,6 cents per Inch extra. "Lei the people know the trath and the ccantry •afe."—Abnluun Lincoln. FRKB SPEECH AND FAIR PLAIT The farm strike still lingers on; milk is dumped, estUe are forbidden to go to market, Just at the tune when an active agricultural relief program is, for the first time since people began talking about it several years back, about to go Into effect. Packing plant wrokera are striking; they refuse to allow their fellow men who do desire to work to enter the plants, Just after a plan has been put into operation which for the first time hi history arbitrarily shortens their working hours and establishes a minimum pay level and in most cases raised wages. Freedom of speech is one of the foundations of the American republic. But fair play is another one. Citizens should and do have the right to say what they think—they can cricitize to their heart's content. But the American ideal of fair play is not one where men may be stopped Jn their attempt* to earn a decent living. There can be no brief for agitators on the farm or in Jhe city who foment trouble now. They have remembered the right of free speech, but forgotten the ideal of fair play. ODD THINGS AND NEW-By Lame Bode .WHERE THE BUSINESS GOES What about sales? What about business? What about the moving of stock from shelves in every hamlet, every village and every city of the com belt? People are still buying, but some merchants aren't getting the business. But look at these figures. The October sales of the Montgomery Ward mail order bouse show an Increase for 1933 over 1933 of t62 per cent or 23 minion dollars worth of goods. The Sears Roebuck sales in October were 20.9 per cent over a year ago, or 28 million dollars worth of goods sold. There is a definite sign of recovery in these figures. Hie mall order business has picked up—but if it baa picked up at the expense of the small city merchant it Is a distinct loss to the community, and the buyer himself, although he may not realize it at the time. Mall order houses sell only through a price appeal. Therefore, they cannot handle the best of merchandise. They buy from sweat shop institutions in wholesale lots, from bankrupt factories being run by receivers in an attempt to clear a small profit for the creditors at any price, and are manned by an underpaid group of employees. As a factor in American life they are parasites. There is one way to offset the mall order house. Good advertising, based on quality merchandise, plus a fair price appeal, will offset the millions spent in catalogues by these firms. After all is said and done, the existence of this and every other community depends on the people in it. Patronizing a mall order house Is weakening the foundation of Kossuth county business—and Kossuth county business men pay a pretty heavy premium in taxes, a premium which cannot be transferred to the mail order pirates. RUTHLESS RUSSIA RECOGNIZED It took o^ilte a while, but Russia has at last been admitted back into the circle of recognised governments by the United States, it will gladden the hearts of liberals everywhere. And the provision in the recognition treaty relative to propaganda should lighten the hearts of those who feared that recognizing ruthless Russia would open the country up to communism and Atheism. They will leave us alone content to trade and have friendly relations without attempting to make us conform to thei theories, conversely, the United States will let them think and act in their own country as they like. It is nothing but a common sense arrangement. And It makes one wonder why it took such a long time to figure it out. COME TO THE PARTY The Algona Upper Des Molnes, in its project to hold an Alfalfa Day meeting in Algona, at the Call Theatre, Friday afternoon, starting at 1:30 o'clock, is endeavoring to provide a program of unusual and beneficial interest to farmers and land owners of the county. There are no restrictions; everyone is invited. It will be a real party for those interested in soil cultivation and preservation. It is made possible by the cooperation of business men and cooperative organizations of the county. There'll be no dancing, no frills, just a plain honest-to- goodness, sincere meeting for farmers. Be cur guests for the afternoon. It may mean money in your pocket— and everyone can stand a little of that. THE LIONS FARI A CONFINED LION EATS. 100 POUNDS OP MEAT P£R W£CK, AND WHEN WILD CONSUMES PftACTICAUr LOST ANCHORS HASK COME A TWIC6 AS MUCH, UNSUSPECTED CHARGES- ELECTRICITY is MADE WHENEVER A DRY WOOD PENCIL IS CUT. THE ATTRACTING I OPPOSITE CHAfiCeS CAUSE THE CHIPS TO aiNG TO THE BtAOE. CHALLENGE OR COOPERATION The next session of congress is about to convene. It has two paths. It can challenge the moves of the president, or it can cooperate, swallowing some of its too elaborate pride in the process. Judging by some of the recent election results, citizens are tired of hot air and want action. Congress would be unusually smart to dispense with some of Its long-winded speeches and give tie country a sample of cooperation and action. Save the hot air for the next navy dirigible to be constructed. odds and ends Elmer Hartshorn stales that he bas worked out a fine way to make it easier getting up these cool mornings ... be puts the alarm clock far enough away from his bed so that he has to get up to shut it off ... what we eant understand Is why he figures be has to get up to •hut it off ... ours just runs out after three or four minutes. From West Bend came a strange request by a sub- Mrlber—to secure a copy of "Oh Promise Me" for a West Bend affair of some sort. Mrs. Theo. Herbst supplied the music after some scouting around . . . but what a lot of kidding one has to undergo in obtaining a copy •f that piece—and it was all innocently done; no wedding bells entered in at all. The week's poetry contribution: -showing ihe West trend in contemporary poets. "The things Ive got, I've got. The things I've got are mine . .. But If you want the things I've got, Why don't you come up some time?" The meter and cadence of this poem, as our old Instructress used to say, are in perfect harmony. Gaile Towne's dog, "Fash", staged a show for a group of duck hunters last week, or some time recently. Galle fired at a duck, the duck fell. Another dog, down a stretch and nearer the duck, went after it and picked it up, trotting towards Its master. Flash swooped in to dispute the kill, grabbed the other dog, shook the duck loose, and brought It back to Galle. what we're wondering is whether Gaile shot the duck or the other hunter. • * * News item tells of a meeting planned for descendants of the first families to arrive in America . . . wonder if they are aware that statistics show that about 75 per cent of the first arrivals here were either criminals escaping from Old World Jnstcie, persona working onto debts as servants or slaves, or ne'er 4o wells, kicked out from under the parental roof. * • « M. G. Bourne hurried through his breakfast Sunday morning . , . some one questioned his haste In the restaurant ... "I don't want to be late for the collection box at church" was his explanation. * • • One of our spies relates the story of a prominent elderly business man in town, who, after narrowly missing a collision while driving, said wryly, 'They ought to make way for an old man like me." Weekly query: What local feminine newspaper employee teaches a Sunday school class? And we're certainly Indebted to the young lady who told us so frankly what she used to think of us ... we hope her opinion has changed. And to the middle-aged womar who feels that a column does not belorj in a weekly newspaper. She must road It or the wouldn't know it was here. Famous last line; Yon wotfdn't hit a fellow with glasses. A EUGENIC REFORM The Austrian republic Is Inaugurating a eugenic reform which will put into action a plan which has been suggested time and again in this country. A physical examination will be required of all brides and grooms before their marriage. The theory is that those unfitted for marriage and procreation will be denied the privilege of mating. There are numerous arguments on both sides of the question. Looking Into the future, and visualizing a race of humans of a higher physical calibre, free to a greater extent from communicable diseases, and to whom the right to marry will be an honor and a badge indicating eound physical condition, it Is likely that the Austrian republic has made an important and beneficial step. Unemployment will not abate if the population Increases, and unless a check of some form Is put on the procreation of individuals unfitted mentally and physically to take their place In the world as useful citizens, all the high plans for recovery and rehabilitation are but momentary stops to an increasingly bad situation. at the— STATE CAPITAL By Rep. A. H. Bonnstetter State House, Des Molnes, November 18th, 1933—At the request of a number of newspapers of Kossuth county I am planning, as In previous sessions, to write a weekly letter in which my reactions will be given on pending legislation, i find that these letters eliminate a great deal of personal correspondence and In this way they assist me as well as my constituents. The 45th extra session was very slow In getting under way. The House was organized the first day but the Senate did not fare so well, it Is handicapped by a great deal or political friction. Pet Measures Evident OTHER EDITORS Britt Tribune: Looking at it from the standpoint of the future, the liquor control plan submitted to the Iowa legislature last Wednesday seems to be fair In that it attempts to guard against the old time saloon, bring drinkers out in the open and require licenses to obtain hard liquor, and has provision for an educational fund to teach temperance, if the greed of profit can be removed or prevented in the hnadllng of hard liquors it will tend to make Iowa people more temperate. • • •• G. O. P. Ruined Prosperity New Hampton Tribune: It was the republican protective tariff policy that brought us to this financial ruin, poverty and despair amidst plenty. By the tariff we said to other countries you cannot sell goods in the United States. Our foreign friends finally united against this unfair game and said, all right, if we cannot sell to you we will not buy from you. And thus the G. O. P. tariff has blocked the channels of all our trade and ruined our prosperity. The chickens came home to roost. • • • Somebody Has Raised Hell for Agrictnltnre Forest City Summit: Says Senator Dickinson—"The basic fallacy at Washington is the belief that our complex national life can be arbitrarily run by a few men in a brain trust." We wonder If that means the "brain trust" has failed to consult the leading authority on how to raise hell for agriculture. • • • New Beer Popular But No Kick Eagle Grove Eagle: The federal government has received from taxes on 32 beer during the first six months, about $75,000,000. Somebody must have easy money In these depressed times. Besides, this large revenue to'the federal government, the states and municipalities have also received Immense amounts from wholesale and retail licenses. 3.2 certainly has proved to be a wonderfully popular beverage, and not because of cheapness for the general price is ten cents a glass. It is non-Intoxicating but has the full flavor of old time lager beer, which accounts for its popularity. If it will satisfy the appetite for the alcoholic beverages, It will prove to be a great help to essential temperance. There is an unaccountable Inconsistency in the extravagant taxation, and endless restrictions placed upon its manufacture and sale. These would entirely prevent Its sale and consumption only that It bas the name and flavor of full alcoholic beer. • • • It Takes Money to Fight Esthervllle Republican: They are talking of another war in Kurope. That IB alj wrong. No doubt several of the countries there would like to lick the other countries, but it takes a lot of money to carry on a war and that is what is lacking. Uncle Sam nor any of hU capitalists will lend the money since the countries that did borrow during the world war are trying to repudiate their indebtedness. However, as a recovery act for the (Jolted States, a European war would work fasttgt. Perk up. In less than a year well all have plenty or what It Ukes to make times good. H Your life 5 savings ave you a beautiful home — purchased after years of saving? Many people have invested their life's savings in one property and its dest/uction would be ruinous. Fire is the most dan ^erous enemy of your home, but if a reliable agent is providing sound insurance protection you need not worry about financial loss from fire. Representing sound stock fire insurance companies U L. E. Hovey Insurance Agency Located Shumway & Kelly Law Office Write, phone or can for information h Phone 58. In Inspecting the list of bills thus far introduced I find among them many of the old pet measures presented In the 44th and 45th G. A. The lobbyists are In evidence everywhere and they appear more persistent than ever. There appears to be a very tense atmosphere In our meetings of the Tax Revision Committee and I anticipate many heated discussions before some measure will be adopted by both the House and Senate. The first real skirmish between thi House and Senate took place Wed nesday, November 15th. The sublec of controversy was Senate Joint Resolution NO. 2. This resolution endeavored to fix the compensation of officers and employees of the 45th G. A. In extra ordinary session at a higher figure than the compensation of the regular session last winter. Prom a dollar and cents standpoint the Increase did not amount to much. However, there were members In the House that felt that If an Increase was granted the door would be opened for increases to everyone on the public payroll. Since there is much agitation In this direction we felt that this was an opportune time for a show down and consequently an amendment was offered which cut the salaries back to those paid at the regular session. The result was that the House adopted the amendment by a vote of 78 to 14. But the Senate refused to concur in the admendment and therefore the matter was referred to a conference committee and this committee brought in a report adopting the figures demanded by the House and providing compensation for three employees which, through an oversight, was omitted by the House amendment. Both House and Senate adopted the conference report. Would Authorize Emabrgo One of the bills Introduced which arouses more than usual interest is H. P. No. 70, by Poster and Alesch. This measure if enacted into a law authorizes the governor of the State of Iowa to declare an embargo on the shipment out of this state of any agricultural product produced within the state, when the market price thereof is less than cost of production, or reaches a point when the returns from such agricultural products taken from the soil constitutes a drain on natural resources of this state and that the disposition thereof at conflscatory prices becomes a matter of public concern warranting an executive order to prevent the same, the governor shall have power to exercise the above mentioned restraint. Another bill which if enacted Into a law will please many people In the state Is H. P. No. 66, by Puester. This measure seeks to make the following adjustment, if before the road poll tax was reduced by acts of the 45th G. A., any persons paid a larger road txill tax for the year 1833 than could have been lawfully collected from him, if Raid act had been in effect at the time, then, when he paid the tax, the board of supervisors of the county to whom he paid the tax shall cause to be refunded to him the difference in amount between the tax he paid and the tax which was lawful under the said act. Refund Is to be made from the fund to which said poll tax payment wa« credited. The gavel is about to fall and therefore the House will go to work. So I rnuht conclude my ramble for this time.—A. H. Bonnstetter. Ledyard Junior High Declam Contest is Slated for Friday Ledyard: The Junior high declamatory contest will be held In the high school auditorium Friday night, Nov. 24th at 7:30. These contestants have been coached by Miss Marjorie Stran- r.han. The following selections will be given; oratorical—The American Indian, Glenn Dyer; dramatic—Mrs. Santa claus on the "Pome", Betty Anderson, The Promise, Verna Berglund, Courage, Geneva Gelhaus, The Death Disk, Delores Hassebrock, Circus Day, Agnes Junkemeier, Elizabeth, Beulah Looft, Is there a Manger There? Betty Matzner; humorous—The Bald Headed Man, Bernard Anderson, Bill Smith, Artowe Blome, Peter Presents a Project, Ruth Estle, Who's Afraid, Eliza Priest, All Bight for You, Alvlra Halverson, A Grape Fruit Episode, Harold Moore, A Small Boy Speaks, Howard Nitz, Billy Is invited Out, Wesley Schultz, He Wanted Ivory Soap, Harold Wentworth. Mr. and Mrs. Albert West were Alona callers Saturday. Marjorie Stranahan and Nonna Kely were Algona callers Saturday. Stanley Leland of Ames visited with elatlves and friends here last Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Jorgenson are -he parents of twins born Sunday, Nov. 9th. Mr. and Mrs. Bay Mino are the parents of a baby girl born Sunday, Nov. 19th. The sewnlff circle met last Monday night with Mrs. Ella Gelhaus aa the hostess. Mrs. Mary Tillmoney has been ill the I past week with the flu and confined to | tier bed. Mr. and Mrs. Bay Wentworth are the parents of a baby girl born Sunday, Nov. 19th. Mr. and Mrs. Prank Perkins of Mason City visited relatives here over the week end, Mrs. Jack Welfare and Mrs. Ben Gesch of Elmore were Fairmont shoppers Saturday. Joe Welch of Albert City and Blen- la Harold were Sunday guests at the *ule Seifert home. Mr. and Mrs. Rasmussen of Armtrong were callers at the Charles Bashara home Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Bay Jacobs and Maxne and friend spent the week end at .he j. w. Hartshorn home. Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Wiemer and Bill nd Janice Williams were Mankato vis- tors last Wednesday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Sam Welfare and son, Vill and wife all of East chain vislt- d Sunday at the J. H. Welfare home. Mrs. L. W. Wiemer, Mrs. Edward Halverson and Alethia Brack were in Blue Earth Saturday to visit Mrs. Brack. Albert Kitley, Lyle, Dale and Mabel Kitley of Hardy visited Sunday with Genevieve Kitley at the Cecil Peterson home. The M. E. Ladles Aid will be entertained next Tuesday afternoon by Mrs. Alfred Schultz. All ladles are cordially invited. Ruth Jones went to Algona Friday and from there went on to Boone with her sister, Mrs. Genrtch, to visit their grandmother. Mrs. John Drew's brother, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Kavalohof of Webster City visited at the Drew home during the pheasant season. Mrs. Leon Worden and Harvey and Mrs. George Thompson visited Mr. Worden's camp near Armstrong last Wednesday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Leon Worden and Harvey drove to spencer last Thursday evening on business. Mrs. Worden visited a cousin while there. The second quarterly conference will be held In the M. E. church Friday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock with Rev. Muhleman in charge. Everett Oregor and friend, of Algona came Sunday and took Mrs. Harriett Matzner with them to Easton, Minnesota, to visit friends. Mr. and Mrs. George Thompson and ons, Kenneth and Duane attended a county rural mail carriers' meeting in Algona last Tuesday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Knoner united with the Methodist church by letters of transfer Sunday morning and their son, John August, was baptized. B. Canary's mother who has been ill and in the hospital came Friday to visit here. Mr. Dunn and Mr. Anderson drove to Mason City to meet her. Mrs. Brack's sister and husband, Mr. end Mrs. Swen Swenson of Kanawha visited here Sunday and went with Mr. Brack to visit Mrs. Brack in the Shift Earth hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Tlce Brack are mourm- ing the loss of an infant son bora list Wednesday in the hospital in Bht» Earth. Burial was made In the Ledyard cemetery Thursday. The M. E. Aid met Thursday after* noon at the home of Mrs. D. B. Mayer with about 40 in attendance. Plans were read for the bazaar and chicken supper which will be held Wednesday, Dec. 6. Tickets will be on sale thi* week. Last Tuesday evening Betty Matener entertained 10 friends in honor of her 13th birthday. Games were played and a nice lunch was served by M». Matz- r. Those who attended were Alvlra Halverson, Edith Logan, Oleo Gable, Ruth Estle, Evelyn Mayne, Henrietta O'Keefe, Muriel Reece, Beulah Looft, Agnes Junkermeier and Doris Welfare. The Foreign Missionary society met at the home of Mrs. Edward Knoner Saturday afternoon. Mrs. F. O. Johnson gave the devotional service. Mrs. Geo. Thompson had charge of a stewardship program and Mrs. Glenn. Yahnke led the lesson with all members having a part. The next meeting will be a joint meeting with the King's Herald*. H, W, POST Dray and Tranfer Storage of all kinds. Long distance hauling. Every load insured against loss or damage. Equipped to do all kinds of draylng and hauling. sa-tf •OQfgyfflytfWt^^ We know AT/FAT/FA is a paying crop—Come to ALGONA, FRIDAY, Nov. 24th—hear "Alfalfa Hutch,'' ^ Here Are the Facts: ALFALFA COMPARED WITH OTHER CROPS AND FEEDS Prices of most commercial feeds are baaed on protein content— the higher the protein content, the higher- the price. Protein b the stuff In live stock feed that makes the cows give milk; that makes all young anima's grow rapidly and healthy; makes lean meat; splendid muscles, rich health-giving blood and active nerves. Tills is where alfalfa shines aa yon wQ note by the following tables. DIGESTIBLE PROTEIN IN FEED Alfalfa 11.0% Wheat Bran 11.0% Oats 9.5% Corn 7.5% ' Timothy 2.8% Corn Fodder 2.£ ALFALFA LEAF MEAL IS A PART OF THE BASE OF THE BEST CHICKEN FEEDS Come in and let us figure with you on your feed problems. E. R. Rising & Son ELEVATOR Feed Grinding, Poultry Feed Mixing Home of Famous "All Feed'' Poultry Mash Friday, Nov. 24, Is the Day of Alfalfa Meeting Don't Miss It "Hutch" a Real Alfalfa Evangelist DeWitt, Iowa. "We do feel that an Increase of alfalfa acreage In Clinton county will be profitable. O. R. Hutcheson, called 'Alfalfa Hutch', has worked in our county and, personally, I believe he is a real Alalfa Evangelist. The farmers and bankers v\o have heard Mr. Hutcheson talk like his work and feel that the campaign we are putting on is well worth while."— Adrian M. Klrby. The spirit of mutual cooperation is needed at this time to put over the new agriculture program. It is the same mutual spirit that has built up such an organization as the Kossuth County Mutual Fire Insurance Association. This mutual cooperation, to protect one another from loss by fire and lightning, has saved thousands of dollars for the owners of farm property in Kossuth county in the 46 years of its operation. Those who have Kossuth County Mutual Insurance have realized this saving. Those who haven't this insurance can only begin to make this saving when they place their property under a County Mutual policy. Kossuth County Mutual Fire Insurance Association H. J. Bode, Pres.; N. A. Smith, Treas,; D. D. Paxson, Sec'y; Edw, Droessler, Nick Bormann, Jos. Eauptman. jij, o, Mann E. A, Miller and H. L, Potter, >

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