Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa on May 23, 1939 · Page 2
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Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa · Page 2

Estherville, Iowa
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Tuesday, May 23, 1939
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VINDICATOR AND REPUBLICAN, BSTHEEVILLE, IOWA, TUESDAY, MAY 23, 1939 Vindicator-Republican Published Every Tuesday and Thursday By the Vindicator and Republican Co. George A. Nichols, Editor Entered at the Postoffice at Estb^rviJ'o, Iowa, as Second Class matter EDITORIAL "He who sees the truth, let him proclaim it—without asking who is for it or who is against it." . —Henry George TODAV \TOMORROl -h- FRANK PARKER S TQCK BR1SOE ROCKEFELLER an organizer Before he was fifty, John D. Rockefeller, son of a country horsedoctor, had made himself the richest man in the world. He did it by seizing the opportunity offered by a new industry, oil. He was an organizer by instinct. He brought order and system into the production, refining and distribution of oil. He made so much money in a field where men failed, that his unsuccessful rivals accused him of almost every crime in backed up by the most important | of all—character. I have often tried to define "character," but it is one of those things which everybody recognizes but few can explain in words It means honesty, but more than jmere legal honesty. It implies an infcrec quality which makes it impossible for' the man who has lit to do a dishonest thing, to turn | out a dishonest piece of work, to be "tricky" in any human rela tionship. Mr. Rockefeller's greatest gift I was his character. Every really sac! cessful man I know has that quality of character. WORK .... price of success Nobody ever made important money without working for it. The only exception I can think of is those who discovered treasure hidden in the earth—and--most of them have had to work hard be the business calendar. He was the fore found it- worst-hated man in America when he retired from busirpsal forty years ago. When he died at 97 he was perhaps the best-beloved man in America. 'For in those forty years he had given away, for the benefit of humanity, almost all of -his vast fortune. He endowed educa- It is certainly true that the men who operate great business enterprises work a lot harder than do most of their employees. The price of success is literally to have to live with one's business. Even when they appear to be playing, successful business men are thinking about their business, trying to tion", medical research and "mlny I fi ^f e « ut ways to turn chance other great movements for the ! con J? cts *> Sood account, betterment of the world. And the world's judgment of Mr. Rockefeller changed. It is never wise to brand any man as a villain until time has had its chance to reveal his real character.. Mr. Rockefeller was fortunate in living to see vindicated. Woods in northern Minnesota. Mr. Mahlum is here for the present living with Mr. Mahlum's parents Clarence Person has resigned his position with the city laundry and has gone to Early to work in the clothing store of W. H. Foote. Melville Brown has accepted the position with the city laundry made vacant by the resignation of Mr. Person. Miss Margarette Taylor has> been elected to a position at Cornell College as teacner 01 mathe- ma tics and has accepted the position. She had previously been elected to a place in the Humboldt schools but has resigned to accept the Cornell College offer which is considered very desirable. F. L. Godfrey has resigned his position as foreman of the Rock Island shops and has been sue ceeded by G. W. Tuckley, of Ce dar Rapids. Mrs. Jennie Ellerston went to Montgomery Tuesday evening to visit her sons who are on a farm near that town. 20 Years Ago MONEY and men I know and have known many of the world's wealthiest men. I do not think of many who valued money for its own sake. Most of the rich men I have known have felt that their wealth placed an obligation upon them to use their money for the service of their fellow-men. Andrew Carnegie said once that it was sinful for any man to die rich; and he gave his fortune away before he died. Henry Ford once told me that he bought out his stockholders because they wanted the Ford profits for themselves, in dividends. He felt they did not own the money; it belonged to the people who made and bought Ford cars, and he wanted to use the profits to pay the workers more and build cheaper and better cars. The fact that a few men have used their great wealth selfishly does not seem to me to warrant denunciation of all rich men as | enemies of the people. ] There never has been an easy road to riches. It makes- me sore, sometimes, to hear men who drop everything when the clock strikes "quitting time" and give no thought to their work until next morning, grouse because the himself I " D0SS " nas more than they have. He works for it ..........TTTlY^TTT. News of Earlier Days From the May 21, 1919 issue of the Vindicator and Republican. Dr. R. C. Coleman of Iowa City has purchased the Anderson hospital of Miss Roberts and will take over the property June first. Miss Robert will be head nurse church Wednesday afternoon, May Graettinger on Friday night, this week at 8 o'clock. This joint choir will sing at our forth coming young peoples' convention in Ce- pew during June 9, 11- Wallingford Churcs Penticostal Sunday service at 9. a. m. in the American language. Sunday school at 10:15 a. m. Because of baccalaureate services in Estherville there will be no Luther League this coming Sunday. Confirmation class will meet on Saturday morning 9:00. Prayer meeting on next Monday night at 8 o'clock at the Ole Ege land home. Inunanuel Church The ladies' aid will meet on this coming Wednesday, May 24th at 2:30 p. m. The ladies living in the West Side of the congregation will be the hostesses. The Confirmation class will meet Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock: Palestine Church Sunday school at 10 a. m. Pentecostal Sunday service at II a. m. Young peoples' meeting Sunday night at 8 o'clock. The Dorcas Society will meet Saturday afternoon, May 27 at 30 at the Andrew Handeland home. Ladies aid will meet NOT MUCH EFFECT FROM LOAN ON PRICE OF CORN for the next year and probably longer. Dr. Atkins of Superior will move to Estherville and will be associated with Dr. Coleman in practice and in hospital work. At the high school oratorical contest at the Grand Theatre on Thursday night, Miss Opal Harcourt won first place in the humor- us class. 30 Years Ago OPPORTUNITY . . . vision Mr. Rockefeller, like all other men who have accumulated wealth by their own efforts, made money because he seized an opportunity which was open to anybody. Others may have seen it, but he was able to utilize it It is often said that there are no more opportunities. "That is true for those who lack the vision to see and tile courage to grasp the opportunities which lie ready to their hands. I saw a motorboat going up the St. Johns River the other day, loaded with freigh. for inland Florida points. The big steamship companies had abandoned their lines up the river, because they did not pay. A bright young man with little capital but lots of energy started the new freight line and is getting rich. Big fortunes are being made by men who saw the opportunity in such new things as radio, aviation and the chemical industries. Every day develops new opportunities for the able. CHARACTER . . . essential I have seen many men fail, and in most instances I could trace the cause of their failure to the lack of one essential ingredient of success—character. AH the ability, technical skill, "smartness" in tie world will not bring enduring success unless those qualities are quarters near From files of May 10, 1909 i«sue of the Vindicator and Republican. Fire started in the baggage room of the Rock Island depot Thursday afternoon at about three o'clock and before the fire company could get the flames under contral the south half of the building had been completely des troyed and the balance of the property well gutted. Supt Wilson had his offices on the second floor and Train Master Hanchett had an office on first floor adjoining the ticket office. These were all badly damaged. Seldom have the citizens of Estherville had greater cause for rejoicing than they now have. It is now fully decided that a large and commodious structure is to replace the Rock Island depot that was destroyed by fire last week. Following is the program of the graduating exercises of the Estherville high school which will be held at the M. E. church in this city, Thursday evening, May 27, at 8 o'clock. Music, selected, juvenile orchestra; Invocation, Rev. Campbell; Vocal solo, selected, Mrs. Clarence Ladd; Graduating Address, Dr. Chas. F. Medbury; Violin solo, selected, Miss Bemis, Presentation of Diplomas, by President C. E Person; Awarding of honored scholarship; Benediction, Rev. Wasser; Music, selected, juvenile orchestra. Following are the members of the graduating class of 1909; Chas. Wells, Blanche Young, Lawrence Swartz, Bertha Davis, Cecil Riggs, Lydia Osher, Clara Kennedy, Inez Brown, Lloyd Stockdale, Mildred Lough, Mae Howard, Franklyn Wells, Mary Hartung, Leroy Arnett, Mary Eisenhower, Francis Kennedy, and Tbos. Origer. Mr. Albert Mahlum has secured a government position as inspector of customs with head- theJLake Miss Berlina Rohde returned to Maple Hill Monday where she is teaching school. Miss Hannah "Stromer left Wednesday for Red Wing, Minnesota to attend a convention. Orville Turner returned Saturday from, northern Minnesota, where he had accompanied his wife and two youngest children the week previous. Emmet Holts has leased for the season the second floor of the Deming cottage on the east shore bf Spirit lake and moved his family there last week. He has a job as carpenter for a builder and ^contractor in the town of Spirit iLake and will work ' there this -summer. VJt 31st with Mrs. Andrew Handeland as the hostess. V.R. WARNS AGAINST SAFETY SEALS SOLD COMMERCIALLY Christian Science Churches "Ancient and Modern Necromancy, Alias Mesmerism and Hypnotism, Denounced" will be the subject ot the Lesson-Sermon in all Churches of Christ, Scientist, on Sunday, May 28. The Lesson-Sermon comprises quotations from the Bible and from the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures'* by Mary Baker Eddy. One of the Bible citations reads. "Then was brought unto him one possessed with a devil, blind, and dumb: and he healed him, insomuch that the blind and dumb both spake and saw. But when the Pharisees heard it, they said. This fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils.. And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them. Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand: But if I cast oat devils by the Spirit ot God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you" (Matthew 12: 22. 24. 25. 28).' Among the selections from the Christian Science textbook is the following: "Sickness is part of the error which Truth casts out Error will not expel error. Christian Science is the law of Truth, which heals the sick on the basis of the one Mind or God" (p. 482). -—V:R.— LUTHERAN CHURCH Peder Nordsletten, Pastor A. joint choir rehearsal with Prof. Odvin Hagen of Forest Crty of the as the director will be held in A warning to all Iowans to use caution in purchasing safety seals which are being promoted for purely commercial reasons, was sounded recently by Secretary Phil Sproul' of . the Iowa State Safety Council. "We have received numerous inquiries regarding certain safety seal activities which in some cases have reached* nearly racket proportions," Sproul said. "People that sponsor these seals sell them to local organizations for resale. While all these seals have a safety background, they are sold primarily for commercial reasons and we feel that sale of such types of seals should be discouraged for safety is not a subject to be commercialized. We are perfectly willing to approve of any seals which are not being promoted for commercial reasons." Sproul said that in some instances seal salesmen have represented their product as approved by the Iowa State Safety Council "when it actually never has been approved. V.R.- The government's 57-cent corn loan has had no measurable effect on the average priceof corn since harvest time. This is the conclusion reached by Geoffrey Shepherd and Walter W. Wilcox, Iowa State College economist, who have recently completed a report on corn prices. They state, however, that the loan may have had a temporary effect early in the season—in November or December. The economists base their conclusions on an analysis of the important influences which determine corn prices and how they would have operated in 1938-39 if there had been no loan. The answer is surprisingly close to the' actual price this year. The Iowa State economists point out that their analysis indicates nothing about what may happen during.the remainder of the corn marketing year. After corn planting, the conditions of the new -crop will be the most important price influence. Since 250 million bushels of corn in the Corn Belt are tied up as security for government loans, it is possible that some areas might experience a shortage of corn for feeding near - , ithe end of the season. Iowa with at ,.Jl40 v million bushels under seal, is a possibility for such a "squeeze." However, the economists do not see the \ possibility of a* squeeze on corn prices as very great since farm stocks of corn April 1, excluding the portion ^ which was sealed, were above average and livestock,-numbers are still below average for pre-drouth years. In addition, this year plentiful supplies of other feed are available. A strong increase in demand or prospects for a short crop this year are about the ' only things which would cause a sharp rise in corn prices^ between now and the next harvest. V.R. SURVEY SHOWS MAJORITY JOIN MARINES FOR EDUCATIONAL ADVANTAGES Last week I wrote something about enforcement This week I "want to add a few more words on that subject Where state laws grant courts the -right to revoke licenses because of drunken or reckless driving, courts should have gumption enough and^ backbone enough to enforce the* _state laws. Some courts, however, lack the courage because of political reasons -or because they do not feel the law is just. When people's rights, especially pertaining to safety, are sacrificed because of one man's political feelings or ambitions, then the people in that community are not going to have the protection to which they are entitled. Officers can bring in violators, but . the courts must enforce the law. Some' judges have shown marked courage in this respect and because of it have established themselves in the community as pillars of justice and courage; therefore, the' community; has benefited by their actions. * More power to jurists of tiiat liind! ••: •• - •< v ' "I KANSAS CITY, May 22: Information has been released today by Captain J. P. Schwerin, officer in charge, U. S. Marine Corps Recruiting for this district, stating that a survey which he has been making on the young men applying for enlistment in the Marin* Corps at the Kansas City office shows that a large percentage of these young men. are taking this step with the idea of continuing their education and training to better fit them for the career they have decided to follow. This they can do while serving in the Marine Corps and, at the same time, hav* an assured income from which they can save enough to tide them, over the first few months aftek completion of enlistment Thi&. makes a special appeal to high school graduates who "find themselves unable otherwise to continue their studies because of financial difficulties. To carry out this promise the Marine Corps Has established the Marine Corps Institute in Washington, D. C, through which a Marine may take up any course of study without any expense to himself. If, after entering the Marine Corps, a young man decides to make service in the Corps his career, he has the opportunity of promotion, with pay ranging up to $157.00 per month, and, after completing 30 years service, he may retire with an assured income for the balance of his life as high as$134.00 per month. This amounts," . to $1,608.00 per year and is eqoai '.•. to 6% on a life savings of $26,800. . Complete information!, may be : obtained by writing to the Marine ••• Recruiting Station, 529 P. O. Bldg., Kansas City, Mo. • ' -' V-*-, • - ' f **s A North <Jarolina man, cranked gy his fifteen-year-old au.tomobile.vjt> ran over him and cut "down, a jtwj£};,>>] i him right for l&vin^Aij^^ to. do ,witt;an;old^aiuil»^^^ thing

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