The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 14, 1933 · Page 2
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, December 14, 1933
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The Algona Upper DM Mollies, Algona, Iowa, Bee, 14,1933 Slptta Upper He* JWotot* 0 Worth Dodge Sttifl* HAOOAHD * WAttA M Bern* cu» matter at the pot*aB|« at Iowa, odder act of OBngms of March 8, 1879. weekly. gOBSCKtrftON BATB8 W KOSSUTfl CO.: OMYear, In Advance ......... . .............. . ..... 13.00 M* itonths. in Advance ............................ 1-33 Ibrw Months, la Advance ................... ..... M Subscriptions Outside County. W.M per year, strictly In Advance. Subscriptions Payable in AcHance. DISPLAY ADVERTISING, 3te PER INCH Oomposlton ,6 cents per inch extra. •Let the people know the troth and the —Ab*»lum Lincoln. UNMITIGATED GALL For sheer nerve, we're willing to hand It to Mr. B. P. Schwarte, subscription manager of the Des Motnes Register. Iowa's great daily has our genuine and unqualified respect as a newspaper of the highest type, but it should give the weekly newspaper men a good laugh to read the form letter received Monday morning from Mr. SchwarU. He goes into some details about a new plan for handling newspaper subscriptions, informs us he cannot pay any commission on mall subscriptions from patrons living on routes wb/ve delivery plans have been worked out, and adds that they will, however, be glad to pay a commission of 35 cents tor any new customer on the weekly pay plan, eta, etc. Be winds up by stating that our cooperation In helping to build up subscriptions in general will be greatly appreciated. It Is this last paragraph that should give every weekly editor a big kick—or should Mr. Schwartz get the kick? The joke Is that the Oes Molnes Register, worth; a newspaper as it is, is playing a swell little game with the national advertisers in which they tell them that all they •eed to do to cover Iowa is to put their advertising In the Register and Tribune. No doubt they have a mighty powerful organization and circulation, but they cannot, for example, blanket Kossuth county by any matter of means. But for every national advertising contract that they so obtain, the weekly newspaper suffers. If every weekly newspaper would obligingly aid Mr. Schwartz with the cooperation that he suggests, the day would soon come when there probably wouldn't be any national advertising tor "the boys In the sticks" as Ray Sperbeck of the Swea City Herald puts it. DESTRUCTIVE PROPAGANDA f Dr. Oliver M. sprague, who recently resigned from the Presdient's advisory beard, la publishing a aeries of articles under the au«, "problems of Recovery." His first article contained a glaring mtestatement when he says: "We had sound money and BO doubt about the security of the currency between 1099 and 1938. THERE WAS ALSO DURING THOSE YEARS A PLENTIFUL SUPPLY OP CREDIT AVAfLABLB AT LOW RATES, and at intervals widespread confidence that prosperity was at hand; and yet the country drifted more and more deeply Into depression." Probably 65 per cent of the people, including the bankers, know that the bank credit for commerce and industry has been largely unobtainable since the crash of the stock market in 1819. They know that immediately upon the collapse of the speculative system of the United States every bank almost without exception and of necessity began calling every loan of every character. They' had to do It. The banking system, while safe as a depository system, has not at any time since 1929 been In a position to extend the substantial credit which must be supplied to finance activity the administration is trying to restore. Dr. Sprague is a hard-money man, and his first article looks very much as though he Intended to write false and misleading propaganda for the hard-money in. terests. Hard money and soft money don't mean a great deal, as any of It Is not easy to get. But we have a sneaking suspicion that if the big bankers of the east are for hard money, weTe inclined to be for soft money. Those fellows have an oft-repeated tendency to feather tfalr fellows have an oft-repeated tendency to feather their own nests, at the expense of the middle west and west, and until someone convinces us otherwise, we're not going to get excited about talk of controlled currency, a commodity dollar, or Inflation. It is also becoming apparent that administration's course is leading to a realignment of parties. We are heading toward the English type of political party more than ever, one side the Tory or conservative, and the otter, the Liberal or progressive. Citizens may find themselves forgetting entirely the old designations of Republican or Democrat, and voting for or against a new set of ideas. And, as in England, the nation's leaders find themselves switching from one party to another, depending on how they agree with the views of the administration. Thus we have Borah on the Democratic side, as a progressive, and Al Smith of all people, siding with the Republican views on money. It's a queer world, after all, and we should have a lot of fun within the next four years watching the realignment of men, parties and ideas. ODD THINGS AND NEW~By Lame Bode WlLO DOMESTIC ANIMALS' AMONG THE LISTED CAME ANIMALS OP /, TlNNKSEE ARE MtfiK/j OP GOATS AND HOGSJ WHICH HAVE REVERTED TO THE WlLO. PIERCING MILES OP ARMOR/ NEUTRONS, WHICH CONTAIN FA SINGLE UNIT EACH Of POSITIVE I AND NEGATIVE ELECTRICITY. ARE JO I PENETRATIVE THAT A CANNON BAU I MADE OP THEM WOULD PENETRATE [75,000,000 MILES OP ARMOR. DEAF CAUSES* 9% OP ]ARE BORN f DEAF, AND ' OVER M^Aftl CAUSED BY SCARLET FEVtt.ll THE PACKERS AND PRICES It begins to look very much as though the large packing interests had gone Into a huddle and joined the grand game of cooperation—with the result that hog prices have been depressed in a discouraging manner. Of course the packers have their own problems and are competitors of each other as well as anyone else, but ween the price of pork and beef on the market goes down, and the butchershop prices rise, there is every reason to believe that the middle-man is reaping more than fair profit. While the government is going Into the matter of controlling business, and attempting to put it on a fairer and squarer level with, regard to the general public, It might investigate the packers. Teddy Roosevelt, with his "big stick" would find a wonderful world to work in today. IT'S OLD STUFF These professors are always digging up facts which knock our ideas into a cocked hat. Now they have ascertained that the first NRA was put into effect at least 584 years ago, or in the year 1349. At that time says a professor of history at the University of South Carolina, In medieval England, a statute was put Into effect which fixed the prices and regulated wages, much as does the NRA today. So maybe we arent doing such a radical thing after all. OTHER EDITORS odds and ends Over at the Tap Room of the Algona Hotel, an interesting memorandum Is located on the cash register which reads as follows: Honor Roll—Hancher, 40; Chrlschllles, 60; Adams, 30. Now what do you suppose that means? • • • "To Trust Is WeD, To Bast b HeO. No Trast —No Bust—No Heif—sign. In Bill Dan's Garage. • • • Is LuVerne short of pants which could be used In a «lass play, or is It necessary to come to Algona to borrow a pair. We wonder, seeing as how a pair of ours were passed out to the LuVerne lady coach of the play during our absence from ye olde homestead. • • • Horace Clapsaddle was reported as going to have a part In the parade of toyland figures, during the Christmas festival, last Thursday. A street corner group, after •viewing the various masked and costumed figures that passed, went into conference and the vote was a tie between the gorilla and the jackass. (Hope our fishing trip buddy doesnt get mad at that one.) • • • The Early Risers Club, Monday morning, came to Hfe with a bang as zero weather pepped them up ... it was a continual round of back slapping at the States Cafe •with Fred Shuts acting as the head man. • • • More than a small amount of praise has been for to- coming as an aftermath of the annual Christmas party held here last Thursday ... to Ralph Miller and his committee and Community Club officials, hearty congratulations . . . the entire day had a real punch and went off smoothly with hundreds of happy faces as testimony of the occasion. • • • Our Old Pal Lelf Erickson of the Des Molnes Tribune had to send us a telegram to call us a louse the other day, for breaking an appointment . . . which after all, he had reason to do... but he might have written a letter Instead of letting Western Union Davis in on his secret opinions . . . which, reminds us that the Western Union operators and the telephone girls, if they get their heads together, could probably write the most interesting history «f Algona on record. • • • Famous Last Line—For medicinal purpose* only. Northwood Anchor: "I just took off my glove so It would feel better when I socked her and let her have a right to the jaw." Mary McCormic, grand opera star speaking, in a lurid account of the manner in which she smacked another woman who was trying to sell to a newspaper a story with Information as to how much the McCormic paid her phony prince for a divorce. What refreshingly original persons some of these female public characters are. And so refined and ladylike! • • • Hopeful In Spite of, NBA Estherville Vindicator: It is the contention of this paper that all men employed should show a willingness to help employers to better their condition, and not pull back in the traces. Improved business means more jobs and better pay eventually. For the past two years, it is a fortunate business that has made both ends meet and now when there Is a ray of sunshine through the stormy clouds it does not look well for employees to take advantage of the NRA to make it harder for the concerns that have given them work. In the middle west, the NRA is a recovery hindrance, so far as the average business is concerned, but even with that obstacle in the way, times are going to get better and if labor cooperates it will come all the faster. • • • Governor Herring Deserves Credit Sac Sun: Governor Herring deserves credit for his efforts to confine the legislative session to the two items of tax revision and liquor control and then adjourn. The Governor has expressed the hope of having the boys out of the trenches several weeks before Christmas but if they get through by Christmas that won't be so bad. Every day adds to the cost of the special session, and few indeed are the new items of legislation that cannot wait until the regular session in January, 1935. • • * Wall Street Vs The White Howe Spencer News-Herald: As regards the monetary question so much in the public mind at present one thing we may take for granted: As between Wall Street and the White House the pepole, at best none too well Informd on montary subjects, will no doubt take the side of the White House. Generally speaking, they have confidence In Roosevelt and not very much in Morgan. Or, as the Sioux City Journal puts It: "The declaration of war by Wall street against the Roosevelt administration is open to public suspicion that the desperate defense of so called sound money is one designed for the protection of the special Interests rather than for protection of the common good, that in a controversy of this kind, the people, with the record of Wall street, an open book before them, would serve their own best Interests if they stood by the administration. Assuredly it is no time to espouse the cause of Wall street, which, deceitful in the past would deceive again and jump at the chance." The camel needn't be so chesty about going ten days without a drink. There are others. AT THE STATE CAPITAL THIS WEEK By Rep. A. H. Bonnstetter State House, December 8th, 1933.— Last week I failed to write my weekly leuer, because I was not here to do GO. The House adjourned last Wednesday for the balance of the week. This was the result of a resolution which originally endeavored to adjourn the House and Senate from Wednesday p. m. until Monday morning without pay. The resolution was later amended to adjourn for only Thanksgiving day. However, the Senate laid the resolution on the table and decided to have a few senators reconvene on Friday morning and then adjourn •until Monday. The House interpreted this as a challenge and adjourned for the balance Of the week. It Is too bad that in these distressed times, "buck passing" becomes a pastime by men elected to terve the people. Last Tuesday and Wednesday the Moscow Dam bill was before the House for consideration. This proposition was «lso considered by the 44th G. A. In short, this measure, provided for the diversion of the Cedar river at Moscow into the Mississippi at a point {our miles below Moscow. The principle involved was the old question on right to deprive the citizens of Iowa of natural resources in order that they night be used by private corporations for private gain. In disposing of this matter we suffered through two davs el oratory and the outcome was exactly as expected, ayes 39, nays 66, House File No. 160, a bill relating to motor vehicle license fees Is on the ; calendar and will soon be up for conj federation. The measure is the result of I harmonizing House File No. 2 House File No. 10 and House File No. 33. Its provisions seek to correct many Injustices that exist at pressnt. However, it will not remove all the objectional features but it may be the best we will be able to accomplish at this time. From the communications I receive I ! gather that there is a great deal of agitation for relief along this line. I certainly hope something will materialize to tnee; t ese demands. The quest for a tax scheme which will raise the desired revenue to maintain government and at the same time hurt no one still continues. The gross Income tax boys claim they have found the solution to the tax problem and strange as It may be some of the farmer members are falling for it. I have been told many times by proponents of this tax that I am unable to think this thing through and if I could only do this I would favor their measure. I do not know whether this accusation Is true. I do know, however, that every moneyed man I know in the senate favors the gross income tax and if I knew no more than this it would at least arouse my suspicion. The other day a champion for the above mentioned scheme painted a beautiful picture and when his talk was completed this question was directed at him, "What do you consider ability to pay, dollar turnover' or 'net profit'? " His answer promptly was "dol- lor turnover" and upon thsi false foundation he trccts his entire tax revision structure. We seem to be experiencing an epidemic on investigations at the state house. The 45th G. A. appropriated funds for an Investigation on the gas tax refund division of the State Treasury department. The investigation committee reported to the House and they found thing* plenty rotten. Now we have resolutions before us which urge the Investigation r,f tht banking department and the Insurance department. The resolutions on the Investigation of the banking department proposes to go back through the fJl«s for the past ten year*. An attempt was n:ade to pay the members serving on these committees $10.00 per day and expenses. (At the present they receive expenses). However, most of the members felt that If these investigation* were made attractive they would degenerate into a "racket." Consequently the $10.00 per day proposition was voted down. I do not know whether the proposed investigations are necessary but I do know that certain gentlmen in Iowa are greatly disturbed about them and are attempting to bead them off in the Senate. Sincerely, A- H. Bonnstetter. Whlttemore last Thursday evening. The dinner was in honor of Mr. Elerick's birthday anniversary. The Independence township women's farm bureau members held a follow- up meeting at the home of Mrs. Albert Bleckwenn, Friday afternoon. Mrs. A. H. Meyers had charge of the lesson, Fenton Woman, Accident Victim, Buried Tuesday Fenton: Funeral services for Mrs. Walter Kellogg who met an accidental dfath Tuesday December 5, at her home i "Toys and Gift Suggestions." There west of town, were held last Thursday morning at the home. The Rev Arthur Bottom of Graettinger, con ducted the services. The remains were taken to LeGrand, Iowa, where she was buried. Mrs. Kellogg's name before her marriage was Maxlne Gaunt. She la survived by her husband, her parents one brother and two sisters. Her relatives live at LeGrand. phtw, Harold Stoeber, who dttd_fttari injuries he received in an automobile accident The car in which Mr. Stoeber was riding was with out lights and r*n into another ear In which he re* ceived minor Injuries while trying to remove the wreckage of the two ears from the road, he was struck by ft hit and run driver and received further injuries which resulted hi his death. The Woman's Foreign Missionary society met last Thursday afternoon in the Methodist church parlor. Mrs. Elmer Weisbrod had charge of the devotional*. The lesson subject was "The Oriental Woman." Mrs. R. O. Goetsch read a story entitled "A Public Health Nurse in India." The following King's Herald members presented A dialogue, Edith Wolfe, Ruth Espe, Geneva Glaus, Dora Glaus, Betty Jean Schwartz, Lavonne Newel, Phyllis Snyder, Phyllis McFall, Ethel Welsterod, Betty Ann Meyers and Helen Oeronsln. A duet was sung by Mrs. R. O. Goetseh and Mrs. A. H. Meyers. Edward Lindsay and Eugene Newel played a cornet duet. A cornet trio was given by Robert Schwarta, Edward Lindsay and Eugene Newel. The hostesses were Mrs. H. P. Weisbrod and Mrs. a. W. Newel. WHITTEMORE NEWS \ J. P. Newel of the Newel Hardware Company, was a business visitor In Des Molnes last week Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. Mark Simmons anc Mr. and Mrs. Harv Hlgley of Fairmont were Sunday guests at the Albert Wolf, gram home, Mr. Reymann's Sunday School class of young men and young women held a juvenile party at the Methodist church last week Wednesday night. Mrs. J. T. Walte and Mrs. J. A. Mueller of this place and a Miss Rockwell of Seneca were entertained at the home of Mrs. O. W. Newel Saturday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Theesfeld of Armstrong, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Theesfeld and son, Dickie, and Elma Krueger were entertained at the Henry Theesfeld home Sunday. The Hook and Needle dub were entertained at the home of Mrs. S. E. Straley last week Wednesday night. Mrs. P. P. Newel was hostess to her sewing circle the same afternoon. Mrs. H. P. Weisbrod and son, Lester, returned the fore part of last week from New Market, where they spent Thanksgiving with the former's daughter, Mrs. P. J. Worrell and family. Lester Weisbrod of the Weisbrod Implement Company left Monday for Moline, Illinois, where he will attend a meeting of the Iowa Implement Dealers' association, Tuesday and Wednesday. Mrs. W. T. Ohm was hostess to her bridge club Saturday afternoon. Mrs. P. J. Weisbrod won high score prize, Mrs. Everett Dreyer, the travel prize and Mrs. O. H. Graham, the consolation prize. The Legion and Auxiliary held a benefit card party in the Legion rooms last week Wednesday night. Mrs. H. H. Wlddell won high score prize and Mrs. James Mueller received the con- eolation prize. O. J. Stephenson, a former resident of Penton, now of Algona, went to Iowa City last week Wednesday where he hopes to receive help for pernicious anemia, which has been giving him serious trouble of late. Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Meyers and their children, Betty Ann, Joan and Dickie, Mr. aM Mrs. L. J. Weisbrod and Nettle Weisbrod were six o'clock dinner guests at the Kern Elerick home In Algona Building & Loan Association Inc. 1917 Authorized Capital $1,000,000.00 This Association has always paid their regular dividends of not less than 7 per cent on installment shares and S per cent on paid-up shares. Assets Over $138,000.00 Over Pour Hundred Accounts holding shares in association. Unusual safety through conservatively appraised city real estate loans is your security. Loans are First Mortgage Loans reducing each month and fully insured Investments In building and loan shares can be made at any time in any amount. Your earnings (start at once. Our Association is state supervised and is a member of the Peders: Home Loan Bank. We invite your inquiries. Algona Building & Loan Association 1 North Hodp it* V. B. lABafrt, Sec-y were twenty-one in attendance. Mrs. August Sorenson and Mrs. W. Offen- steln were hostesses. The Lutheran Aid society meeting was held last week Wednesday afternoon at the St. John's church. Election of officers took place with the following results: president, Mrs. H. E. Relmers, vice president, Mrs. W. V. Yager, treasurer, Mrs. Edward Mitchell, secretary, Mrs. R. W. Kabelitz. Mrs. Paul Nemltz was hostess. The P. T. A. meeting was held last week Monday evening in /the high school auditorium with the following program: piano solo, Lavonne Newel; mixed chorus, from the high school. One act play, "Planning a Banquet for the Husbands," cast, Mesdames R A. Weisbrod, E. W. Ruske, E. C. Weisbrod, O. H. Graham, J. T. Snyder and F. P. Newel. Two readings were given, "Mickey's Maker" by Hadley Bailey and "The Doll in the Calico Dress" by Mary Ann Bonn. W. E. Stoeber and son, Wilfred went to Mason City last week Tuesday to attend the funeral of the former's ne- Vlncent and Raymond Elbert took Mrs. Margaret Pasch to her home at It. James, Minn., Friday. Mrs. Pasch has spent the past month here. Jim Hagan was a business caller to few Hampton Tuesday. Re was accompanied as far as Mason City by Mrs. Jim Hagan and Nick Semon. Mrs. Albert Eisele and sons of Blue Earth, Minn., returned home Friday f ter spending a week visiting Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Eisele and other relatives. Albert Eisele came down after them. Whlttemore friends of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Gockley m New Jersey received word the past week of the arrival of a baby boy born Nov. 13. This is their first child and he has been named Gene Walter. Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Elbert received word that a baby boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Woodcock at Buffalo Center. This is their second child. Mrs. Woodcock was Margaret Elbert before her marriage. Mrs. J. M. Fleming and daughters were Emmetaburg shoppers Saturday. Mrs. Frank Burke left 1 for Hew HamptoH WlWr* afce a w«k tWting her mother, Mrs.; feldt and other relative*. Mn. John Bisenita was to Emmeto- burg & few day* heJitfflf to MM fcr her mother, Mrs. P. W. ffehlhMwr who is sick at the Of. A. J. LaubenUMi home. Mrs, Dahihausefi* friends are glad to know that she is improving. the public school declamatory <J6n» test held at the academy hall Simdajr evening was fairly well attended, ttf*. Donald Weir of Burt was the Judge. In the oratorical Lillian Kucker wo* first place and Erwin Koenecke worn second; dramatic, Myrtle Barber Lilian Heldenwlth second; humo tola Barber first, and Dorothy Heidta- with second. The card party held at the aoadevr hall Wednesday evening Was largely attended. There were about thlrty-tv» tables of bridge and five hundred. High bridge prizes were won by Frank Bet- tenlehner and Mrs. Maurice Cullen. High five hundred wan won by Win Mueller and Mrs. Connie Doyle. After lunch all enjoyed the, dance. Congregational Church The L. O. A. claw will meet at the borne of Mrs. Clarence Mawdsley on Thursday evening, December 14th. Services for Sunday, Dee, 17th; The Church School at 10 o'clock. Morning worship at 11. Young people's meeting at 7. H. N. Kruse Iowa state Bank Building. Insurance Loans Suretys Bond Ask Us About Our Aetna Accident Tickets "Insure In Sure Insurance" Phone 125. We do our own Lena Grinding. DR. F. E. SAWYER, Opt AlMM . ^ PRICES CUT To Clean Out Our Entire Stock of Radios BETTER THAN SALE PRICES Easy Terms, Mantel $4^95 Radio 7 Tube $ Console To hold a radio sale right before Christmas—at the peak of the radio season, is almost unheard of. But the time to hold a sale on radios, we believe, is when oar customers want them—so the Christmas turkey isn't the only one feeling the affects of a sharp axe ... We've chopped deep into our radio prices—cutting them down to a price that you'll agree is so good, that if you are thinking of a new radio, you'll grab this chance to make a real buy. We don't want a single, solitary radio left in our stores by January first, and we've cut our prices accordingly. 1934 MANTEL RADIO Th» newest A.C..D.C. Mutel Radio. Metal cabinet. Hat power, tone and wlectivlty. Our New Low Price Complete 95 5 Tube Mantel $ i95 5 Tube Mantel Battery GAMBLE STORES 2OO FRIL'NDLY SIOKIL OW N l : L) UY I ! S I t-\ H I O Y M S **®^^

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