Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on January 29, 1942 · Page 6
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 6

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, January 29, 1942
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EDITORIAL PAGE Koeoutb Atomnce tfmmtg fttoanw AS SECOND OloASS MATTER DB- camber 91, 1908, kt the poatoffice at Algona. low*, under the Act of March 2, 1ST*. TERMS OP SUBSCRIPTION I—To Koisutb county postofflces and bordering postofflces at Armstrong. Bode, Brltt, Buffalo Center, Cwwith, Cylinder, E 1 m o r e , Hardy, Hutching, Livermore, Ottosen, Rake, Rlngsted, Rodman. Stllson, West Eend, and Woden, ye»r «.» I—Advance and Upper Des Molnes both to same address at any postofflce In Kossuth county or any neighboring postofflce named In No. 1, year $2.60 l-^dvance alone to all other postofficea year $2.60. I—Advance and Upper Des Molnes both to same address at all postofflces not excepted In No. 1, year J4.00 • JA %J1 propriations to cover deficits. Thus the special session, if called, could do nothing effective in the way of reduction of state taxation, and probably it could do little or nothing towards reduction in local taxes; and so a special session, itself expensive, is not justified. The Law on Termination of Farm Leases A County Tax Board Asks State Economy A news clipping from a neighboring coun- ly seat newspaper says: The board also voted to write to the governor requesting that expenditures of state funds be held to a minimum, and reduced if possible, and that no new stale taxes be levied during the emergency. The source of the clipping and the identification of the board are not recalled, but it is believed that the clipping was taken from the Estherville News and that the HODGEPODGE Webster—A stew el various Ingredients; a mixture. board was the Emmet county board of su- Recognizing that farm tenants often re- pervisors. But neither source nor identifi- ceived notice that leases would not be re- cation matters much. Any board might well newed too late to find other farms, the 1937 have edopted the resolution, and the news legislature enacted the following law: could have appeared in any paper. In the case of farm tenants . . . occupy- What matters is that the action reflects ing and cultivating an.acreage of 40 acres or and emphasizes in a public wav what has more, the tenancy shall continue for the fol- been an d remain<! , h p °,7 7 I lowing crop year on the same terms and , remains the private opinion of conditions as the original lease unless writ- man - v distressed taxpayers. In view of the ten notice for termination is given by eith- enormously rising costs of both state and er party to the other not later than Novem- federal government in recent vears thp rpso a^ eer iaS e ^ 0 f n oll t o h win e g nanCy ^ ^ ^ J^^ 4** 'he 'lat One day last week a farmer called at the i tirndv ^o^whon^' £"* V ^ ^^ m ° Te Advance office to inouire whether there i ,„„, „,«,«„ to ™=kev'eS SateToct HE WAS SOBER and business-like. It was serious with him. He was serious with the earnestness of a grown-up 10-year-old. He held the card in his hand and approached men standing talking, asking for dimes for the March of Dimes. As he inserted a couple of dimes into the notches on his card he became somewhat friendly, informing the donors that he wanted to do this for the poor kids who had infantile paralysis, "You see," he said, "I had it once." And as he WHEN MERCHANTS GO TO THE ticed that one ankle and foot went a little kitty-wampus, and the ankle above the well-worn shoe wasn't hidden by the too- short overalls and it was thin where it should be sturdy like the other. And the price of a beer, two cokes, two coffees, make a little fellow happy because he too could serve in his way. By T. ». ClirlschHh*. ]Mr. Chrlschilles closed his last week'* Installment with a critique on market week women buyers, and begins this week's installment with a similar critique on male buyers.] For a mere man—and a merchant, besides —to attempt to write about the feminine contingent would be to assume the responsibilities of a Mencken. But they do give market week color, tone, and interest There are raucous, domineering buyers. inquire were any want "ads" offering farms for rent. In conversation he said he had been notified by his landlord that his tenancy would be terminated March 1. Asked whether he was notified on or before November 1, he replied in the negative, but said the lease provided for later notification. Wallaces' Farmer reports a like case in another county. In that case the landlord, ' ignoring the quoted law, provided in the lease that notice of termination could be '. given on any January 1. What seems to be plain law sometime' turns out to be no law. etbook. Governor Wilson had already expressed in this resolution, but it lengthen his stand not only now but when he goes before the legislature next winter with his annual message if he were similar resolutions from bodies in all parts of the state. , and legislation in contravention thereof is void. This writer has not examined that aspect of the present question and does not pass upon it. It can be said with assurance, however that the statute quoted was needed law and tnat if it is not at present enforcable it r,,r » -mendm?! ^ "' "">" U * "^ional' £comT a ^ Amendment is necessary. It is not neces 'to sary to go into the reasons; they are obvious ought to be ruled part of every lease and su- ' This Penor to any contrary provision. Even then the ordinary tenant would be at sufficient disadvantage. Rights do not enforce themselves, and when they are assailed it costs real money to defend them inus many tenants must yield for lack of icsources for defense. Wallaces' Farmer to suggest a public ripfpnH^ ;„ suc ^ -^S Sta ?K ing pr °, tests of newspapers e^rjwnere, the senseless paper waste by t continues unabated. Every edits burdened daily with stuff he " J never do the propagai . ._ see whether their we - the expense. But, then, what else It s only typical bureau- ALL THE POWER and the might of the government of the United States; all the greatness of minds that labor over the great problems of this country .in its war; the boards, commissions, coordinators, administrators, etc., were afraid. They were scared to death. They winced and weakened. They could take away our tires. They were brave in announcing sugar rationing. They were stout-hearted about gasoline rationing to come. But—the power and the might of that great men's government knuckled under and allowed manufacturers to secure rubber for girdles. Maybe we'd be short a tank or two—maybe a plane would have to of days for tires—maybe there wouldn't be enough fire hose in defense plants—so what! The women had to have girdles. The two-way stretch is in for the duration. Wonder if there will be a board with an examiner to decide whether a woman is plump enough like there is 'for auto tires. Gosh, what a job to get away from! Imagine telling some over-stuffed gal she'd have to walk the rest of the war like a bowl imagine! came othe r People who hven't yet bus nel "- alSO due for shocks " anH th Q T-T~" •"' "'-"•"•s niuer, Mussolini and the Japs is expensive-and then some more cases. The law makes provision for such de- iense in criminal cases, but not in civil cas- •es. Wallaces' Farmer also says: ..The tenant should have to do than bring into court a copy of a copy of the [after November •tion notice . . . That evidence matically . . . cancel the cancellation. Wallaces' Farmer further notes that the present statute on farm lease cancellations lays down no penalties. This defect is in a measure covered by a general law elsewhere in the Code making violation of any law without specific penalties a misdemeanor but stiffer specific penalties might well be provided. Tenants should take notice that the quoted statute is not all on their side. They in turn have to give the same notice of termination of tenancy that landlords must How? 'Express or .. - reline or every week receives merit itself is the greatest ' S " S ° Vern earth. on the G. O p ' some of Thumbs Down on Proposed Special Session Noting that the state har) Stnnnnnnn ^fSra-^sSK s^Miv^dhj: Nonpar" ^'° "™ "*«" '"»<»" The voted to: be won't serve .it any better dinner ssS&^Sffisn* »i£~?=?^ 1 s3£ S^RjSc^.fi'^ffffi cloth inff. taxes. r roducti ™ of state reduction J ' in- to roduce °tber state and the Gov r wn tumed down pro- whatever thev snv n Alluring as the be confessed, c be _ u of the As Comptroller C. Fred holds the i, ' ° " OW Another $1,650.000 Opinions of Editors AN ENCOURAGING sign o f wideawake- ness in this country is the report of the committee investigating Pearl Harbor No feelings -were spared. No backs were scratched. There was no white washing Th!s country is at war. Mistakes are all right in peacetime when fatalities are figures on paper. Mistakes in war mean flags over mounds of earth, and metal rusting beneath the lapping waves. * * SENATORS AND congressmen who voted against fortifying Guam are now yelping then- ears off because the navy and army chieftains were caught with their rompers on the line. When those all-wise and all- knowing boys get caught napping they certainly can rig up a couple of scapegoats and singe the hair to a-crisp Admiral Kim and General-Short have had about all the punishment any two officers can get They were publicly and thoroughly spanked by an investigating committee, relieved of their commands, and know their names will go down in the history books on the wrong side of the ledger. Now comes some congress- r n ± n M e . na !° rS Uke a . s -* PUP to wor- with great —among the women, of whom I am now speaking. Some are in market for the serious, all-important mission of buying alone; others seem to be more interested in a little excursion into realms of gaiety. But the vast majority tend strictly to the routine business of buying ready-to-wear during working hours and spend what little energy remains on the many legitimate entertainment features which a city like Chicago has to offer. These include such avenues of escape as the theatres, night clubs, movies. The whole atmosphere of a market week is of good, wholesome work and fun mixed with a liberal dose of moderation; and I think I see a change in these last few years :owards even greater moderation in the fun line. Or am I getting old? " On the masculine side, men come either alone or rather closely guarded by wives; some of the latter, with a thorough knowledge of their husbands' business, others serving merely as safety valves for their spouses' too apparent leanings towards frivolity. There are young men and old men, serious men and playful men, all thrown together into a giant caldron of activity, all exhibiting the virtues and vices which characterize the human race. There are methodical men who carry size, color, and price-range charts with them and buy with the utmost attention to minutest detail Bothers who seem to buy haphazardly, only jotting down what seem to them good numbers or outstanding styles. Some use the market only as a means of "filling- in" the stock at home, others buy practic- ally their entire opening Stock in this* one week. Uoth systems have their advantage! The "fill-in" buyer to. apt No overbuy, since he loses track of what he has already purchased in the previous weeks, or months at home. The "entire stock" buyer has the advantage of comparing lines and making more intelligent selections among showings of the manufacturers, because he'may go directly from one to the other, comparing closely, whereas if he buys his stdck' from traveling salesmen, he frequently forgets from week to week what he has seen or bought in a previous line: ' It is a grueling business, looking, looking, looking, from morning till late afternoon, then making a final selection from thousands of garments. Thus market week is far from the carefree vacation that outsiders are apt to visualize. There is many a head- cche, appearing most often when the good arrive at the store. Someone, probably a designer or manu facturer, has said that there is a retail cus tomer for each and every garment made This is a comforting though somewhat er roneous thought Every merchant knows tha the search for that "unknown heroine"— the woman who buys a "white elephant' for a dollar—is often a long and extremely costly undertaking. Thus the intelligent buyer realizes his or her responsibilities, often experiencing sharp pangs of doubt and fear lest offerings that look so alluring on slender, sylph-like graceful models will turn out to be "pups" for markdowns and loss. I often wonder, as I sit in crowded showrooms—for sometimes as many as 50 to 100 buyers inspect a line at one time, jotting down numbers and writing orders — who eventually buy the styles I .consider atrocious; but, fortunately, tastes differ, and what is poison in one section of the country is meat in another. And I often wonder, too, just how valuable experience is in the art of buying. After all, couldn't a novice select just as good-looking apparel for milady as one skilled in all the intricacies of the business? . Yes, I sometimes wonder. The second group in our cast of charac- . naturally, aretT' l«g the manufactu^;; 1 ready-to-wear, nor( ? of ' Generally s P eakin K "" painstaking, alert, they are selling. • tendency to raise standard in recent ,, ar ly men of low morals ics. The strain 0 weeks is terrific, j,i lu m their struggle to Som *', --, cuperate. h ° a HliN Hotel rooms are 8mal , arranged for showroom, parison, from the siancLXfc ciency between the JF'H'a ventilated, j nad ° cramped hotel rooms t! selling quarters f or ' merchandise is not anything approachin nf#r»l» nil AU ' J ~" v aiier an, the merchants garments, not surroundin phasis on merchandise , really an argument for i ' ™ continually occurs is forever feast or one. moment nr n arc from chandeliers; at thr „ , • deserted as a summc" nCXU ''< 'As in the retail both "lookers" and dreds of salesrooms and thM •'* salesmen must gi vc onc C U *£ tention as the other. This ^S is much wasted effort. But to? part of the salesmen's trouble^ 1 * ers, representing stores * credit ratings, write what fide orders which (he s lood faith only to find thorn feW when the orders get to the cndjS desk. An entire morning's workoS urn out to be a fizzle. R c [Next week-Models and Stybui (To be continued.) WIEI ISIAIVIE lYlOlUriMlOIN'EiYI /7/^W imv^ *s< Ji $"• mi Ini i:;;i m Fki 15 Ib. PECK They have taken the long fall the top to the bottom. •—a—• MUCH LIKE in the "Lost Chord" fingers rSo-^Ts^rsf"" music searching for a newscast Faintly ^tt^^&sP but from England-a rebro.do.TTt when American soldiers landed in Ireland. It was fascinati to h ™ rl d f hSCr f iCm of ^e small boat coming from the transport-to hear the Star Span ^SMK* ,?e e r sured mLh ^£S^^F^ , the noise of concerns in-th er U ni Ted l S°tatS the Fiercely i n the discussing th7't™rVS e ;l rd tw ° men provided for tho of . milk that should be "henewmnk^dSe 6 Onfl^ * to the other one "Whni «?• e * o£ them said " s »PPly of fresh, clean mUk anT neSdS is demand it." 3 G bul1 by tne horns and We. mg The added Another $300,000 more for library eson that the serial numbers of as precaution ° suggests ' i now possi- the wav «, u " a proudl y defiant air to ^^^rvrrj? •>* foreign land. Come what ™ «. ' , v-ume wnat mav thntjo oi^™ ing bovs will gi ve a go-" g on a foreign field .K^ESTE^ EXTRA GOOD STOCK Gobbler Potatoes 33c •——i Anti-Sotew Rinso fkg. soaks clothes wniler THE VERY BEST. CALIFORNIA NAVEL Oranges MAMMOTH SIZE, Dz.35C EXTRA t LARGE Size, Dz. i FLOUR _ S4V4 Ib. BAG Consumers Flour 79c Kitchen Pride CLIP OUT THIS COUPON TO PURCHASE Fine Quality Wooden CLOTHES PINS DOr THIS COUPON ENT •m YOU TO PURCHJ dozei 2 DOZEN >a CUP OUT THIS COUPON TO PURCHASE FINEST QUALITY—It M. CAN OZARK ai^ay TOMATOES 5 C Look at this Low f rice |i ASS'T FRESH Jelly Beans , !lb .5e CELLO-WRAI'PKD LUX FLAKES C.UP.B Entitle. Yo. to P.rckw One Can H-...'.'gTr; LARGE PKC 23c MEDIUM GENUINE Shredded , Wheat • LI •pry. _P_KG. TRIPLE CKEAMED I POUND 25c 3 POUNDS 63c HEAVY CLIP OUT THIS COUPON tt> PURCHASE DEL MONTE (47 01. CAN) Pineapple n . N Chore Mitts IP Chore Gloves 13 Only 1 coupon to a customer Bntiiii* T.. u On. Can PERPAIR CENTS _ YOUR CHOICE Lux or Lifebuoy f%4h SB B^ ^~ »• m ^ 25c ! CUP OUT THIS COUPON TO PURCHASE l*r f « 2V4 Six* Cu _^ ^-^ VAL-VWA (Halm) ^ ^\ PEACHES 1UC IN SYRUP Coupo* Entitle* Vo« U ParcluM Out Cut 3y hel P is record ^ •Wlnst the cash baUnce F?=^^=H?- jSrc-sr^nfrn: coming in. And si more as a necessity ««,?i i * lo USe ca rs purposes tha^Tust to Pn, 1638 f ? r n ° be *ter the Joneses are soi™ g w° mewhere because Pie drivine £W. m &^? see .? '°t of Peo - legislature may have to cuts next ap- we see savings, when, time at only gasoline at 10 „_-., be out of pocket. to if th ey 0 cents can tell a show, fancied value their . and their they would still the stores are seemg to it that n ? '?* is going on-if theyg can he p 1 T° ¥?*** Selected PORK LOINS Tenderloin CHOPS Oft Lean, lender ___ Z&C weather was a week Shoulder STEA — n ____ 25 C POHK ROAST. I 8i cm pound IQc Juicy . . , . We carry a large siock'of .&**'• «-».* 84c '•=» 19c fish, cheese, yeasl, cold ««*«. Get our prk.? GROUND BEEF % pounds 33 & PORK CHOPS or ROAST, lean <i center cuts, Ib. £ .. it. ago. A nice the OYSTERS Fresh Solid quart PORK NECK BONES Ur nnnnJa ^ *' i CHE MeaJ «CEM

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