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Algona, Iowa
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Monday, December 25, 1933
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The Algona Upper Des Moines, Algona, Iowfl> Pec. 21,1933 Wjc Slgmta Hipper JBe* joints 9 North Dodge (Mfeet HAOOAftD A WA1JJBR, Ptftttahttt. it Betmd 01*88 matter at the postoffioa at Iowa, under act of Congress of March ft,1870. ttftued Weekly. SUBSCRIPTION RATBS IN Kosstmt co.i OMlremr. to Advance 13.00 §Ut Months, |n Advance US Months, in Advance .80 Subscriptions Outside County. 19.66 per year, strictly in advance. Subscription* Payable in Advance. DISPLAY ADVERTISING, Me PER INCH Oompoaiton £ cents per Inch extra. "Let the people know the truth and the crantry •afe"—Atmtuun Uncoln. A RIGHT MBfttt* CHRISTMAS May The Algona tipper Dea Moines toke this opportunity to wish its many friends—subscribers, non-«ub- Hsrtbera, advertising clients and even critics—a right Merry Christmas, and an abundance of happiness and prosperity in the coming year. To our correspondents, the editors of the papers at Wesley, LuVeme, West Bend, Whlttemore, Hurt, Titonka, Bancroft, Lakota, Fenton, Buffalo Center, Bode, Swea City, Llverinore and Elmore, the season's greetings, and to The Kossuth County Advance and its able staff, with whom we have enjoyed a year of wholesome contact, a wish for a pleasant holiday season. Christmas and New Years bring an opening of the heart, and a greater sensitivity to the more human bonds of friendship ; nd neighborly feeling. May this feeling bind all of us together in the coming year, underneath the current of everyday affairs, so that we can mutually strive toward a greater and happier Kossuth county. IOWA IN THE LIQUOR BUSINESS The liquor control bill now before the legislature will not go through without a flght, but if it does In anywhere near its present setup, it will put the state definitely into the liquor business, and liquor control definitely into ttw wahn of politics. The liquor commission would be ap- Dolnted by the governor for a six year term, with pay ranging from $7,500 to $10,000 a year for a liquor administrator to be hired by the commission. If this group could be kept free of political influences and composed of high calibre men whose whole-hearted interest is in the business at hand, as has been the case of the fish and game commission, the plan might work out nicely. But if such is not the case—4he matter of liquor control in Iowa becomes Just another political football to be kicked around from administration to administration. Then there are other angles. The bill provides that liquor sold on the premises must be sold in conjunction with food. Let us recall that the beer bill had the same provision when it went into effect, but today not one In five places is selling food with beer. And why should they? The bill was foolish in that respect to begin with. It bars any public advertisement or advertising of al- eoholio liquors. Perhaps that Is a good thing; it will not atop liquor advertising over the radio or in national maga- xlnes. It will simply divert some small revenue from newspapers within the state to radio stations and magazines out of the state. A logical handling of the liquor business in the state would be to have the commission, as designed, select a atate administrator. But, instead of having the state set up stores, and thus give political" henchmen soft jobs running them, why not have the state license private liquor stores, subject to local option. Why should not a liquor store be run by private individuals as much as a grocery or drug store? License fees could be made high enough to keep out the fly-by-nlgbt. Liquor handling, to escape from the evils of the traffic, must have a certain finesse. There were old-time liquor stores of high calibre, run by men of character on an honest basis, Just as there were the other kind. The state would probably do better to sit on the sidelines, holding the reins of control through license issuing and regular inspection and checkup on private dealers, than it would to dive into the business Itself. Canada has worked a system of dominion control in a fairly effective manner, and we could do the same, but somehow or other with the ghost of politics in the background, there ceems a strong likelihood of having good intentions sidetracked for party votes. PAGE GENERAL JOHNSON Two of the hardest things in the world to read are Chaucer in the original and The Congressional Record. The former has it over the latter, however, as it is a ICES expensive pastime. While General Johnson is browsing 1 around over the holiday season with nothing much to do except study a few hundred codes and wonder how the NRA will work out in 1934, after the employers' reemployment agreements expire and no codes in certain lines of Industry have been developed to take their place, he might put in a few minutes with the Congressional Record. The Record constantly prints verbatim the debates in the senate and house. Each senator gets 88 copies, and each representative 60. In last year's long session it ran 12,264 pages, and cost over a half million dollars, or about $42 a page. About 35,000 copies were printed, and although subscriptions number only 800, more than 31,000 copies were mailed out without postage. So long winded hot air artlsta cost the public in more ways than one. And while General Johnson is going into a code for public officials speaking for the Record, be might also find out why nothing has been done about the "unfair competition" of the government printers who are still turning out millions of envelopes with printed return addresses at a cost which certainly doesn't allow the government any profit. OTHER EDITORS "Dick" Af In Recovery Plans Ackley World: Senator Dickinson of Iowa is writing letters to his party friends throughout the state, inquiring as to what effects the government's new creations has made. Dickinson has thrown cold water on all the plans that have been made to the direction of recovery; he will discover that the great majority of lowans want betterments and are doing what can be done to make for better conditions. • • • The Police Gaiette Grew Too Tame North wood Anchor: "Our railway commission is to favor of excluding the Police Gazette from sale on Iowa trains. Good for the railway commission."—Fifty Years Ago News from Northwood Index. But now the railway commission doesn't bat a stogie eye when the Des Moines Register, Omaha, Chicago, Minneapolis and other late model city newspapers go whlfzlng by on the trains at sixty miles an hour. These trains are carrying to outlander readers before church time the newspapers' Sunday editions all Jazzed up with women's legs and near-nudist portraiture, balanced nicely with stories to lurid ink about "Trial Mariage," "The Unwed Mother," "Why I Wouldn't Marry Him After Living in His Home" and other reading dished up spicily for Sabbath day consumption. Old Richard K. Fox, to his day the Police Gazette publisher, has long been out-nastied by the modern Sunday press. And the Police Gazette went broke two years ago —it had become too tame and colorless. • • • Age Brings Wisdom Humboldt Republican: Speaking of human age and capacity mentally, it was brought out that Al Smith was a Tammany plugger at forty, George Washington was placed to command of the Continental army at the age of forty-two, General John J. Fershlng was placed to command of the mightiest army this country has ever known at the age of fifty-seven and the greatest presidents were to their fifties. Men to the nineties have been known to render excellent service. Bismarck was close to ninety years of age, and General Foch, we believe, to his eighties. The OuUide of the Stocking Can Carry the Best Metiage of All Brown at the— STATE CAPITAL By Rep. A. H. Bonnstetter State House, December 15th: The groups who love to spend public money are becoming more to evidence every day and if we do not adjourn to the near future some difficulty may be experienced to holding down state appropriations. This time they are taking advantage of the dollar matching proposition. We the price of meat. It appears to me that if the producers of Iowa are in a sympathetic mood they had better apply it to themselves rather than to the packer. Sincerely, A, H. Bonnstetter, Representative. We«t Bend Churches Plan Xttift* Service* West Bend: The choir of the Presbyterian church will present a Christmas cantata Friday evening in the church. Mrs. Carl Vohs is the chorister. The Methodist Sunday School Will present a cantata Sunday evening at the church. Mrs. Whltford is direct- Ing. Dr. and Mrs. Frank Givens were business visitors in Fort Dodge, Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Sampson and children were shopping hi Emmetsburg Friday. Mrs. William Rlley has been very ill the past week but IS some better at this writing. Mrs. Scrlbner of Livermore spent the day, Wednesday at the Gene Graham and Wm. Foley homes. Milton Wolto was ill the first of last week and Mrs. Wolto substituted for him in his classes in school. Mr. and Mrs. William Hundertmark and Miss Juanfta Hansen were Emmetsburg visitors Saturday. Rev. and Mrs. F. W. Whltford and Mrs. Axel Hansen were transacting business in Spencer Saturday. M». May Jones of Rosebud, Attftv Canada, is spending a week here With net bwuier, J. L. Reid at the V. tt> Reid home. The Woman's Horns and Foreign ate* slonary society net at the home of Mrs. Sue Watson Friday aftettoott for their regular meeting. Bernald and Maroella Merit, Robert and Edna Balgeman and Olen Blair and Herman LUdwlg attended the tMft- ketbail games in Ottawa Tuesday er- enlng. Mr. and Mrs. C. O. Miller and Kenneth, Mrs. Sue Watson, and Mr*. Milton Wolto were among the basketball fans who went to Ottosen Tuesday evening to see the games. Canaries For Christmas Gifts. Guaranteed singers. Myrtle Turabaugh 335 sample St. Phone 696-J. 61* LOTTS CREEK NEWS Mrs. E. Mene, who has been ill for the past two weeks, is slightly improved. Mr. and Mrs. Martin K. Meyer are the proud parents of a daughter, born Dec. 13. Theodore Bierstedt of this community was operated on for hernia at the Kosare told that It is poor business not to I suth hospital in Algona Monday morn- odds and ends After listening to part of the broadcast of the football game between the Chicago Bears and the New York Giants, a football fan can feel happy to think that there are not nearly as many fumbles to a football game as there are to a bnxxdcaattog booth, • • • Age has brought na to the conclwion Hurt there an two kinds of statesmen, those with a future fan of promise and those with a past full _ of promise* ^ _. ,,...___ J _ - ^ t ,^«*...*~>-„ . . -_. ~~~'"~ • meet the federal government on the aparent gift appropriations.' At this opportune time heart blood is oozing forth to sympathy for the unemployed. A swine association is needed, we are told to shed more light on swine raising. Right now the people of Iowa must have another radio station to assist to capturing lawbreakers. It is very necessary that a motorized state highway patrol is established at once. The people of Iowa cannot hope to survive much longer if a commission of aeronautics is not created and above all the state legislature must appropriate $100,000 to the Conservation J Board so this board can build more state parks to order that people will have adequate facilties to celebrate after they have spent their way to pros, perity. I do not wish to be understood as opposing all appropriations that con- A 'CODE" FOR PRISONERS Prisoners of Emmet county are now in possession of a code of their own, devised by Sheriff Fredericksen, who decided that prisoners are being pampered too much, and that they would rather spend their winter months to Jail to preference to working out to the cold. Reading matter and playing cards are now erased from their list of pleasures, and cream, butter and sugar have been eliminated from the menu. Kossuth county has made a practice, for some time, of having its prisoners do whatever work there is to be done about the court house yard and on other projects, just to let them know that Jail is not all play ard no work. There are some sociologists who advance strong argument to prove that Jail or a reformatory are Intended to correct the warped outlook on life which makes criminals, and that such a procedure as Sheriff Prederickson has undertaken will merely make them all the more GOUT and bitter toward the world to general after they are released. They may be right, and then again there is ateo the possibility that by making Jail unpleasant, those whose natural tendencies are toward the criminal will think an extra time before committing a crime. Common sense tells us that an unattractive Jail life will certainly not lead to a desire to get into the institution. Out west a woman wno snot an editor states that she intended to frighten him. If any of our lady readers intend to frighten us we hope they will do it with a broom Instead of a gun. A writeup of Bing Crosby states (probably concocted by his press agent) that Bing sings only for his" own amusement, and Is astonished to find that people insist on paying him for it ... and here we thought all the time that Bing should pay us to listen. • • • Charter members of the Bologna and Lunburger club, organized last week on the spur of the moment, include Bob Larson, Lee Reed, ST., Cliff Frane, Dutch Lorenz, Herb Addington and Dr. W. T. Peters—and we herewith apply for the Job of press correspondent. • • • Might it be added here that at no time ia there any Intention to hurt anyone's feelings in tttla column . . . it's only purpose l» to have a Httle fan along life's highway ... a highway which at times needs diversion. • • • A tabloid newspaper to the east offered $1 cash for "embarrassing moment" letters, and received the following epistle: "I work on. an early shift to a steel plant. I got home an hour early one night and met a strange man coming out the front door of my home. I was very much embarrassed. Please send me $2 as my wife was also em- barrased." The editor sent a check for $3, admitting the possibility that the stranger, too, might have been embarrassed. • • * And, if Santa Glaus is to the right frame of mind, he might leave the following presents In these stockings: President Roosevelt—An extra allowance of fortitude that he may maintain the cheerful, sunny disposition which has characterized him to date to the face of tremendous obstacles. Harlan Miller of "Over the Coffee"—a series of 1934 assignments which will allow him to travel over as much country next year as he did this. Coach Ossie Solem—Another Joe Laws for next fall. H. W. Miller—a box of those favorite cigars without which we would flnd it hard to recognize him. The kittenbali league—the much-longed-for lights on the athletic field. P. J. Chnstensen—a ticket good for a hole-to-one during the next golfing season. Ray Burdine of the Whittemore Champion—enough extra metal so that he'll have plenty every time we put in a rush order. • • * Famous last line —Will you buy this magazine to help the little orphans? Your income From rente It would stop if fire destroyed or damaged your property. Several months might elapse before repairs were completed— meanwhile your loss would mount every month. You can guard against such a loss by obtaining Rent Insurance at a relatively small cost. V. Representing sound stock fire insurance companies L. E. Hovey Insurance Agency Located Shumway & Kelly Law Office Write, phone or call for information h Phone 58. who are in need. These people musk be provided for even if it calls for an increase In taxes. It is far better to have them do constructive work than it is to hand them doles or to allow them to contribute to unrest and other perplexing social problems. However, the fact remains that there are people In Iowa who sponsor measures that call for spending public fluids for selfish rather than patriotic reasons and I sincerely hope that the state lelgsla- ture will be able to differentiate between the two. Would Divorce Agencies Rouse File No. 170 is a bill which seeks to separate the Iowa State Farm Bureau Federation from the Extension department of Iowa State Agriculture College at Ames. The Farm Bureau Is vigorously opposing this measure. This is to be expected because the extension service as I see it is the only thing responsible for the survival of the organization up to the present time. However, I shall not give you my views on the matter in this letter. I will only say that I am in sympathy with the bill and perhaps in a later letter I shall discuss this proposition in detail. license Stock Buyers House File No. 176 Is causing a great 1 deal of commotion throughout the state. (This act if it becomes a law provides for the licensing of direct buyers of livestock, regulating the conduct of such buyers, providing for the weighing, grading and docking of livestock so bought, and for the Inspection of the scales used in such weighing, prohibiting discrimination and unfair competition in such purchases and providing penalties for violations of said act. Briefly here are the facts which have crystalized sentiment in favor of the proposed measure. Prior to the year 1921 Farmers' Commission firms were established. These firms went Into the market and delivered to the producer better services and better prices. In fact real competition for the live stock was the result. Therefore, it was not surprising that in a short time these agencies handled about 60 per cent of the livestock. The packers did not like tills arrangement and attempted to boycott the farmer concerns. In 1021 the Packer and Stockyard Act went into effect. It placed all stockyards with 20,000 square feet of floor space or over under government supervision and prohibited boycotting. Then the pack- eis went out over the various states and established concentration points with less than 20,000 square feet of floor space. A number of them have as high as 19,000 square feet of space. In this way the packers avoided government supervision in weighing, grading, etc. Now generally speaking all House File No. 176 seeks to do Is to apply the Stockyard Act to the concentration points. A government man Is to supervise weighing, grading, etc. A farmer can still sell directly to packers and the price he receives is based on the Chicago market. On Processing Tax I do not think that I ever had more "heat" applied to me to oppose any measure in all my legislative experience than on House File No. 176. The legislators are receiving thousands of telegrams and letters but my conscience tells me the bill is right and I shall support it just the same. Surely it does not require an Intellectual giant to note that the packers ore compelling the farmers to absorb the processing tax and at the same tine advancing, ing. Mrs. Joe Schuett of McOraf, Minn., visited with friends here on Sunday. Mrs. Schuett formerly was a resident of this community. Mr. and Mrs. Herman Reisener visited at the Henry Meyer home Friday evening. Mr. Meyer, who has been seriously ill with anemia is somewhat improved. At the regular church meeting it was decided to have a parish social evening once a month. This is being held especially for the married folks but the young people are also welcome to attend. < There will be no church services Sunday forenoon due to, the committee decorating the Christmas tree. There will bo services In the evening beginning at 7:00 p. m. The school children will render a Christmas program. Ofce men*ej» T p,fthe. Indies' Aid and tneir husbands pleasantly surprised Mrs. Win. Schmlel on Monday evening of last week, the day being her birthday. Short speeches were given and games were played by those present. Light as the spirit of the season, swiftly as Santa's reindeer, our thoughts go to our friends, wishing them a full measure of the season's happiness and joy. Botsf< urn berG IF IT'S ELECTRICAL It Will Please Any Housewife Let's Get Acquainted Our Algona service station is carrying a full line of high grade gasoline and oils—Elreco gas and Paraland motor oil. Let us explain our cus- tomer-owjiership. Why not get a dividend in return for buying your gas and oil at our station. The customers own the company and share the profit. K. & H. Coop. OH Co. Across from Algona Hotel. 60-51-1 Here are gifts that work—and work wonders! They make light work of ordinary and extraordinary household tasks. They do the simplest and most difficult at the mere flick of a button. If it's electrical, it will bring years of pleasure at surprisingly small cost. Give electrical household aids and solve many problems. A Few Gift Suggestions Electric Clock _$1.50 up Waffle Iron $5.95 Toasters $1.65 up Kitchen Mixer __$18.00 Hot Point Iron 3.95 up Electric Pads _$3.95 up Percolator $4.85 up See the new Toastmaster Hospitality Set Pratt Electric Co. Phone 170 Algona, Iowa '^^ hrfotma? It s an old wish, but one that comes from an earnest desire to have our many friends and neighbors in Kossuth County enjoy to the utmost the Yuletide season... and may the New Year bring a full abundance of health, wealth and happiness, We wish to take this opportunity, also, to thank the hundreds of citizens who favored us with an opportunity to serve them during the past, and sincerely hope that our many friendly relationships may continue in the coming year, KENT MOTOR CO. AIXJONA'S FOBD DEALER,

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