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VINDICATOR AND REPUBLICAN, ESTHEEVILLE, IOWA, THURSDAY, JUNE 1,1939 Vindicator-Republican Published Every Tuesday and Thursday By the Vindicator and Republican Co. George A. Nichols, Editor Entered at the Postoffice at Estherville, Iowa, as Second Class matter EDITORIAL "He who sees the troth, let him proclaim it—without asking,who is for it or who is against it." —Henry George Editorial Comment By G. A. NICHOLS Babson Park, Florida May 25, 1939 We are not extending to you Iowans our felicitations but our sympathy over the record breaking heat wave you are enduring at this time. The newspapers say it was 102 in Port Dodge yesterday. It was 90 here, the warmest of the year, but a shower in the afternoon sent the reading down to 78. You will never again make us believe that heat is excessive in this part of Florida. It is not the great heat that bothers, but too much of the sameness that kinda wears you out. As we have said before there are two seasons in Florida, summer and winter and there are hot days in winter. Citrus fruit is still being marketed, but grape fruit is being sold at a loss to the producer. The federal government is making a pretext to help the growers by offering 15 cents a box for grape fruit on the trees providing the growers destroy a box for every box sold, which means just about five cents a box for the fruit. It costs, with a big crop, twenty cents a box to grow it, a net loss of 15 cents a box. Eight cent corn, in comparison, is a big price. The price just quoted does not mean that is what it has been all the season. One dollar a box is -what it started in at in September and it has gradually tobogganeb until it is where it is, a 15 cent loss to the grower. The price of oranges is better. They net tie grower about a dollar a box. Bat even at that it is a fortunate grower who escapes with a whole hide this season. and even courts bowed to his will. He reached his hand into the people's money and took what he wanted. He was profiting enough from politics to lose 1600,000 on horse racing, in addition to other lavish expenditures. In one item, be sold his power for $750,000 and took $315,000 for himself. But he misjudged the people of his city and state and they showed they were not afraid and soon got after him, prosecuted him and sent him to jail, but unfortunately not for as long a term as he should have had, less than two years. Also among the listed dead in tie submarine Squalus disaster are seamen William B. Bonlton, Luton, Iowa, and John H. Marine, Marshalltown, Iowa. That is coming close to home and makes of it to Iowans that more tragic And now they have another strike in the automobile industry, this time the Chrysler organization is the victim. And we all know that automobile workers are the best paid of all industrial labor. Such is the power of Lewis and beads of labor unions. The workers do not want to strike but have to because they are told to. Hitler's power is -nothing compared to that of labor union heads. TODAY \TOMORR( FMRI nun X KB RID OI YELLOWJACK Jeshua Casey of Marianna, Florida was one of the victims' in the sunken submarine, Squalus. The mother is seriously ill at her home and has not been informed of the loss of her son. They have voted down the sales tax in Florida. That is a nuisance tax in Iowa and proves itself the same wherever tried. The Florida legislators have done many cussed things bat voting down a sales tax proposition one tiling to their credit. They are making war in Florida, on doe flies because they bother bathing beauties after September. SMJB80 has beat appropriated to kill the batting beauty pests. —V .B.—— CAR SALES «AIH, 1939-BU7EKS PAT $961,000 One complaint about the New York World's Fair seems to be not that it doesn't show enough girls but that it doesn't show enough of the girls. Florida is to have highway patrols which is all right if they patrol for safety and not for the politicians. This is a new lav, recently enacted fey the legislature. The Quints kissed the Queen, and perhaps picked up some royal ftnat. And what a fuss over quintets. Just why a great fuse should fee made over a litter «f kids any more than -over one or two, when the mother 'does her best is not easily understood 3 >y the average mother. And recently it has been -dirojg- •ed that there was a litter of six instead of five, but one was premature and did not survive. With new car registrations in Iowa running well -ahead of last year, the National ~ Consumers Tax Commission today estimated buyers in the state paid out approximately $961,000 in taxes on their shiny new models daring the first three months of 1939. An NCTC survey—which pointed to 12,782 new car registrations during the first three months this year as compared to 9,266 in the 1938 first quarter—listed 206 direct and indirect taxes involved in the production and distribution of an automobile. "Most of these taxes are paid by the new ear buyer as an un- speckled part of the price," stated the report, made public through Mrs. Charles Stephen Hickman «f Centervaie, NCTC national com . still threatens More American soldiers were killed in the Spanish War of 1898 by yellow fever in Cuba than by Spanish bullets. Br. Walter Reed of the Surgeon General's office, seeking the cause of yellow fever, found the disease was carried by particular species of mosquito. Cleaning up the breeding places of that mosquito freed the states and cities of our own South from the dreaded "yellowback" and made it possible to build the Panama Canal. The Rockefeller Foundation has spent six million dollars fighting yellowback all over the world, and the pest was believed to have been eradicated. Now, however, the "Aedis Aegypti" mosquito has been found in the Brazilian jungle, and new outbreaks of yellow fever are feared. Brazil is only four days by airplane from Miami. Public Health officials are setting up quarantine precautions to keep the fever-bearing mosquito out of the United States. • No battle in mankind 's war with Nature is ever finally won. The fight has to be kept up. TAXES . . . new sources When Michael Faraday showed his invention of the first electric dynamo to Mr. Gladstone, Queen Victoria's finance minister, the statesman asked, what good it was. "Some day you will be able to tax it," replied the inventor. He was right Every new invention when it gets into, commercial use becomes a new source of tax revenue, v In England all the cost of broadcasting is paid for oat of an annual tax on every receiving set. In this country every receiving set pays a manufacturer's sales tax which is included in the price m pay for it. Now it is proposed to tax broadcasting stations, on the theory that they should pay for the privilege of using the radio channels" through the air. Tfte more powerful the station, the higher the tax. Somebody has to pay every new tax. Sooner or later a way is always found to make the ultimate consumer pay. The proposed tax on broadcasting would eventually be included in the price of products advertised over the radio. News of Earlier Days 20 Tears Ago ] Georgia Deming attends a spaghetti dinner Friday evening. She is almost a. queen for the iTing and Queen will be given frankfurters and spaghetti at Hyde Park when they visit President Roosevelt next month. And now Tom Pendergast of TfotiggR City is in jaiL Hard and sudden is the fall of the mighty. He ruled his city and then his state with a sway almost as complete as that of Hitler, Mussolini and Stalin. He was king. His word j was law. Governors, legislators/ mittee member. "They are the original levies against metal, rubber, leather and glass producers |«ad wool growers, doth manufae- sailroada, automobile man «ad dealem. "Fractions of *U which the burianaaaa .of mm an, Maeh the car buyers ia the farm of an iacraaae in *ne«aet «f thenar. In the avarag- nd-ntmed automobile, this pyxa- JjBid at shifted m •4 per cent of the selling price. The taxes iota], therefore, $75.20 on the average 4800 ear. The NCT<X with headquarters in Chicago, is a non -partisan organization seeking, through local study groups, to "arouse tax consciousness among women and to expose hidden taxes." Groups are reported in 4 ,600 communities, of which 320 in Iowa are headed by Mrs. Hickman and Mrs. E. A. Hunt, of Des Moines, NCTC state director. V.R. A Chicago man was awarded a divorce because his wife put sand in his shaving cream. We can't think of anything funny to write about this. TLTING . . -Six Jujge airplanes, bisner tthan hsnpthinr ye* •MnatrueteA, -are be- famlt for .the new teajfkAtian -Jtkairaervice. They air -hslf aajam the "dippers" -nowdjy- the Pacific, aaH uava dor 92 passeag eaew -of -eight, and can £anryj| fej&Mtt pounds of freight besides .the DIVORCE . . .liberalized The British Parliament is considering, and seems likely to pass, bill "liberalising"' the divorce laws of England, in spite of the opposition, ef "the' Established Church. At present there is but one ground for divorce in England, infidelity. The new law would grant divorce for. cruelty, desertion, insanity or the sentence of either husband or wife to life imprisonment. In America a strong movement is developing in the Episcopal church to forbid the remarriage in that church of any man or woman who has been divorced. But at the same time several states are taking steps to make divorces easier, Divorce laws vary from that of South Carolina, which forbids divorce on any grounds, to that of Nevada, where little more than the fact that the couple have got tired of each other is ground for divorce. , Early in colonial days Americans adopted the view that marriage is not a holy sacrament but civil contract. Except where a church which* holds the opposite view is a dominant politcal force, that is the rule almost everywhere. And in this country we have become very tolerant of divorce, especially where there are no children's interests involved. Frying at 200 miles an hour, these near Atlantic Clippers will be -able to -cross to Europe in 15 hours. In summer they fan make the entire flight between dawn and dark. Passengers can eat an early breakfast in America and a late dinner the same day in'England. They will be powered with four 1500-horse-power engines and carry fuel for a 5,000-mile flight Only the wildest dreams of romancers like Jules Verne ever pictured marvel like this. The next big advance in flying will be high-speed, world-girdling' planes flying in the stratosphere at 500 miles an hour. One is already being built Aviation is still in its infancy. RELIGION . . . and reforms I see about me increasing interest in religion by all sorts and conditions of men. Every war has been followed by a depression, and every period of recovery has been marked by a religious revival. The present renewed interest in religion indifferent, however. Dean Shailer Mathews of the Chicago University Divinity School calls it "jazz orthodoxy." The heart of religious teaching and preaching in the past has been the appeal to the individual, to bring bis own life and conduct into line with the commandments of God. In this age of collectivism, religion is dealing more with broad social problems, such as peace, race relationships and social justice. ' I am enough of an. old-fashioned individualist to doubt whether 'any social reform of lasting value can come about until the individuals concerned haw reformed their own moral and spiritual lives. VJL From June 4', 1919 issue of the Vindicator and Republican. George Gurwell let the contract this week for the new garage he plans to build. Oscar Fagre of Minneapolis got the contract and will begin work at once. Hon. M. F. Healey of Ft. Dodge gave the graduation address on Thursday night at the Grand theatre. Diplomas were presented by M. J. Groves, president of the school board. ThVK. J. Ridley family leave today for their cottage on Spirit Lake this summer. Andrew Smith and family closed their Estherville home Friday for the summer and opened up their Spirit Lake cottage. The Misses Peterson, Stearns, Thomas, Taylor, and Tompkins who have taught in -the - local schools the last year returned Saturday to their homes. Private Hubert Hudson is recovering from a bad siege of dipth- eria at Fort Smelling. Harold Lough obtained leave from his school duties at Ames to attend the graduation exercises in bich bis brother Emerald participated. J 30 Yetre Ago MnDeramnoino ion* cuiLOMn From June 2 190* issue of the Vindicator and -Republican. "Lorna Doone" wjlj be presented by the Bedpath-Vanter Chautauqua under the direction of Mr. Albert Armstrong of Boston this •miner in Estherville. 'The Bock Island lines in connection with their Colorado train aetvke^ will add tdegraphic baseball score service to other special features on the Rocky Mountain Limited. . Day electric light service will be established at once by the local company, it was announced Thursday by a committee of the city council. Over six inches of rain fell in this vicinity last, month according to official observer, A. O. Peterson. George Rhodes and his handsome bride arrived from the South last Friday. They were united in marriage at the home of the bride in Macon, North" Carolina, the 19th.of May. lie Handsome new lamps pur- rhaaad by the KJLK-'s now adorn the antrannr to the city library. : I {The Soak Island depot eonjp^ |ammt near eomusts t& a ibox jear Jor tithe* snTkr, a box mr Up * •amjtmi a chair Jtarjcr -em- lags ami a* a J ^*»-—^ IwhaT M ml opriag air.- . J ^th Africa* i^OBto* J* 1 *te m«*»n waTquiflkly passed *«•* btpke all Mean*. If Jba with unanimity of snouts torn 9 <•» »*H*av* ,t© Joey, Pom, Sad, and Fanny. Joey "J™/^^* ». MOniJhVep *y TU€lOa» "I've got a nomination to make," stated Joe Ferguson as be pushed his chair bade from the dinner table. "I nominate tomomw night a picnic night We've been np m this city wigwam of' for a Jong time stow, w» seed andj^oris began an animated [conversation about which was the best place "to go. ( Pmw4hirty-the next afternoon rapapdlbe ^ewjnaon fantihj «1L| hcathered in the ^kitchen buttci'ing [bread, making •the favorite kinds «f old JCeutucky. to Wennderstoz^ tiut jtcoat more make -the new motion jticture WOT *a^r than it oaf-to iiiM the railroad. " -» J -x. an- .li.-?- The poet who wrote that-old" * tW"*« «* the best, evidently was- ; ircold drink, and snitching olives n V*ii«iig about the old ae- when no one dse_ appeared to be on ^ M wspaper editor's looking. For the Ferguson 's a pic- .~~ • nk had always been a real family affair, and Ted .was being initiated rapidly. Ted really saw the first violet They never did reach the spot while he was gathering wood for* Joey and Doris had finally agreed the fire but he didn't know iK by- ; upon. Fanny had seen a new little: name, so Doris - really won-and 1 side road they'd never been down proceeded with pride: to educated [before and they'd adventured^into her city-bred brother with other. I the new territory. Joe was busy bits of familiar nature lore. „:Ted ; . betting Ted he couldn't get the had lots of new adventures that > fire started without a chunk of afternoon, but a picnic was al-; newspaper and Doris was claim- ways, a series of adventures-forii.''' ing she would find the first violet every«znember of the Ferguson^of the season. • • tribe.*" . - * •»,-

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