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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, February 12, 1942
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EDITORIAL PAGE K000tttb BNTBRBD AS SECOND Cl^ASS MATTER DH- cttnber M, 1908, at the postoftlce at Algona I«W». under th« Act of March t, 1ST*. TERMS OP SUBSCRIPTION I—To KoMuth county; poctofflces and bordering pofltofflaes tt Armstrong. Bode, Brltt, Buffiile Center, Corwlth, Cylinder, E 1 m o f e, Hftrdy, HutchlDi, Llvermore, Ottoaen, Rake, Rlngsted, Bodraan. Stllaon, We«t Eend, and Woden, >—Advance and Upper Des Molnes both to adOreee at any poatofflce In Koasuth county or any neighboring postoffloe named In No. 1. y«ar $2.60 l-^Advance alone to all other postofflccs year $2.60. t— Advance and Upper Dea Molnes both to aame address at all postofflcea not exoepted In No. 1, year MtOO wit, that the people of this country could not do better than to give every retired congressman—no matter how retired—a living pension. After all there could never be more than at most a paltry few thousands of them drawing pensions at any given period, as against the millions already pensioned for this, that, and the other reason; and think how it. would brace up the backbone of congressmen against robber pressure groups to know that even if ousted from their seats they would still be fed from the government trough. HODGEPODGE W«l»i«r— A tt** «t t atiotu la* • Htlxhirt, What the State of Iowa Clears on Booze This sheet, like many others in Iowa, indulges in occasional remarks about the state's profitable and growing booze business. For a change readers might care to listen a moment to some other wise editor. In that case this from George Gallarno's Plain Talk, Des Moines, may be interesting: The seventh annual financial report of the transactions of the Iowa state liquor control commission makes some interesting show- ines. Story of a Taxpayer With High Principles The Mason City Globe-Gazette's Straws column carried this story Monday: One Cerro Gordo farmer has been paying for a principle—paying more than $50 a year every year since homestead tax exemption started in Iowa. He owns 80 acres of farmland on which he makes his home. He is not what would be considered a wealthy man. But he will not apply for the homestead exemption to which he is entitled. He doesn't believe in it, he says, and he won't take it. "An acquaintance of his explained it this way: "I live across the road from a man with six children. He rents his farm and naturally pays the taxes as part of his rent. But he gets no homestead credit despite the fact that he pays more sales tax than I do. "Do you call that a fair taxing system?" Well, the answer, as far as this newspaper' P 1 " 0 *. 1 * the commission subtracts the total op- LtrTti; is r II - is not a fair ^^^^s^^^y^^^ toa system, on the contrary is an outrage against which is added other income in the sum of the foremost principles of taxation. $406.316.16. From this the commission makes The homestead credits are not paid by ^Soift $3 esSYvl Jf^ a net income homesteaders who take advantage of them,! Tho S p tH n, down of these figures brings but they are paid just the same — by their '*° ™r attention that the state is doine some neighbors who cannot afford homesteads! i business in its linuor monopoly, and also : that from its linuor sales the state is reaping First among these interesting things which the report brings out is the fact that for the last fiscal year, ending June 30, 1941, the state owned linuor stores in cities and towns located in every county of the state and all under commission control, had total sales during the year of $14.434,801.49. The cost of making the liquor sales repre- ntpd bv this large total of receipts was ftl The eross profits on liquor snips is eiven as $4.364.764. From this gross This is so because the money to cover the a neat 25 per cent profit. As we recall it. the Iowa liouor monopoly law was enacted only as a protection to the homestead credits is taken from the state sales tax fund. And the sales tax itself is another outrage on the principles of fair taxation, this be- _ _ .„_„, ,,„„ cause it taxes the poor at exactly the same oft " n fnlln d in" bootieegenTbrands of 'the, —' " ' - stuff. Thprp was no intent in t'je law, as its running any risk of roteut poisoning so has inveighed against •••••..«« AH i, i v; jciw, clo 1 lo J proponents adopted it in the general assem-1 My, to do ntVior than furnish liouor to rate as the rich. paper ..„„ ^.vugncu against |>'i.y, iu uu n'Mur man Tiirnisn liouor to both the sales tax and the homestead cred- ! Tnwnr >s who mi"ht want to nurchase it at as its ever since they were hatched as political ! rpasonabl e a price as possible. It was not vote-pullers by Governor Herring. One re- j *W« D OTsJVws* mS?* rratrf ^ on the sales tax is still going stsncps fixing n Ip^f limit to'th^'prof it's hut we give the linuor rounds among exchanges. delightful thing about both of these examples of hocus pocus at the expense of the poor is that few people are sufficiently familiar with the principles of taxation to recognize the nature of these highly unfair tax schemes. Only this week, for example, an exchange is editorially arguing for a federal sales tax en the ground that it is a fair tax! Such a federal tax may be necessary, but it cannot be defended on that ground. President Roosevelt has for years opposed federal taxation because it bears unequally on the poor. As for the homestead credits, if tenants knew how they are paying them for the benefit of their better-off neighbors, there would be a howl throughout -Iowa that would send the politicians hotfooting it to Des Moines to repeal the shameful law. But the trouble with this and some other tax devices is that they are so cutely got up that the people who have to foot the bill never get wise to them. Which, of course is exactly why politicians resort to such for O^W-^r, O f Eclstors Federal Land Bank Politics. Rock Rapids Reporter—Down in Omaha, where there is a federal land bank, there is n row brewing between the "ins" and the .—._...,„ ui ,,,,_ udHK. ai $iu.uuu per, and his two lieutenants who were patriots for the paltry sum of $8,500 each, were overlooked in the election of new officials Can a Republican Be a Patriot? Journal — Who is a patriot? be credited with just as much ioyalty"to" the nation as a democrat? Foolish ouestions' Of Sr^,?r. d J.!L9, hairman . Jlynn. of ' the committee, seems to P atriotlc - Voice From ihe Back Seat mn^Lnt^SJ" - HeT : , Hu ! h . an <* Ralph CUTEST WISECRACK award of the week should be handed to Elizabeth Clarkson Zwart's Front How for: "Shouldn't something be done to limit Tommy Manville to a wife a fcrear, what with the sugar at a premium?" You see, Tommy up and done it again- got married to another blonde—Number 6, or so. But Tommy's heavy with sugar, and that ain't hay that he passes out to the ex- Mrs. Manvilles either, what with the last- pardon, the latest-— "ex" nabbing a cool $2,000 smackers a month for* life. Something should be done about Tommy. He really has the instincts of an old-time Turk with the green light burning brightly blackout or ho blackout. And besides blondes have to live, and what with the war, and the high costs of jetting drunk in public, and etc., Poor Nell lust has to be done right by, and Tommy is ;he boy ready to step right in and do right by the poor working gal for a couple of weeks or so. ROOSEVELT TOOK occasion last week to crack down on the parasites in Washington. He had reference, though, only to the social parasites who kept hold of their big houses rather than let them be remodeled for the poor working gals and boys who have flocked to Washington for high-priced jobs. F. D. R. has a few plain and fancy ring- tailed, high-falutin', catch-as-catch-can parasites hanging around Washington from political considerations only. It seems there is still an N. R. A. office with employes though that blue bird was conked by the supreme court back in the days when the depression was being licked every day or so. Of course F. D. R. didn't mean those high- minded (and high-salaried) patriotic citizens whose society standing was their qualification for nice jobs doing nothing for Civilian Defense, etc. And it wasn't meant to drive out those flat-chested, non-girdle wearing, old buzzards whose chief claim to fame is the saving of the nation's youth according to a formula they thought up in a sad moment. And the boards and bureaus, and "ad- mittees, and the whole danged alphabet soup filled with big and little creatures— these, no sir, could hardly be called parasites. Yes, sir! Let's clean out them thar parasites—and let's clean 'em all out WELL. WELL, and for the 'for-gosh-sakes' department! Fannie Hurst, female author and lecturer, gave forth as follows recently: "Women are slowly and surely becoming people. After the last war most women went back into their own lives. But not all of them—so at least they have their foot in the door." Now, Fannie, you sound like a disappointed female, than which there is no greater a sourpuss. What are you trying to make out of women with their foot in the door- Fuller Brush salespersons? No, Fannie, women will probably never be people as you mean it. Women, thank hevvins are still women, and will go on in dtiv ldwor - id ' makingthebesto ^ WHEN MERCHANTS GO TO THE This writer, however, cheerfully confesses that he is not as high-principled as the farm owner the Globe-Gazette tells about for sure, we do get the homestead credit, and us a nice piece of velvet. But we are not fooled; we know the neighbors pay it, and anytime they want to get riled enough about it to toss the politicians over the fence and get this unfair law repealed, we'll be right there on the sidelines applauding to the echo every time a politician gets butted across. v h theof th cVrr'y a trifle morl' ' but perha ^ s All Price-! So We're Still for Pensions for Congressmen pf ,hr !n, But Labor. t^n° P £ St ;r The Pri^-fixing bill is throuPh Congress, and it looks like :°d pxcept labor, and no • ofcr-t i m 6 Care ° f their Sk y- •^™tf*^^™**S^t^ corHin n *° 0dS and he haS t0 Sta V Within S'KoTi. 110 matter what * ™? «»* body can do about it" "" * '"^ ***' Women are kind of "tetched" anyway most of them. They have been "tetche™ a wand far greater than that which touched a™, other hying thing. Man, whom some env^°bec d us Pplrlted and disappointed females Plex like others enioy owratio^Tif made of olav from the lower level Dospite the crazy slacks, the dizzy bridge- Pl-vm,. the silly hats, the hot mammas the E£^^™*^*™^«i iS Stunt wua a f«r r i ^ Doubtless jt w as the knockout der aU° , T^ alre " dy » drunk under attack from coast to coast. For it certainly was T f i way it was handled. It wa s°sp'run^rn the ccuntry without preparation an"»hu in a way to guarantee ribald and withering ridi- for f th a et: e :. Pr0 f agandist "«* been hired Old Dobbin on Way Back? Town Falls Citiz Pn _Th» year 1041 was in£\£^*X n * P."!"! ^ Old Dobbin. nt. turnod ine .^M.J,, , t, u,, r , lj juonins has saved many a horse for a at Rl,,ff 5 Abolirt the st-t, Tncom* Tax? £!*« I^™ 11 . - Th e Council , lna , acl|on j« • . — -•••'- ***^i\j T . witrth^n^m^nvSr nfiee for war, it was incongruity rampam —H-t ducks C ° ngreSS V ° tlng 3 Pension to lame £lon P Ir rifl ^ Jot Congressmen interested The Mornino's Nicesl Anyhow. to be 5 o'clock, see how it may TnT !° d ' SC ° Wr Wh " «"» »"e „ h,° i- the ., --rr d T; m sr=~ s& h ; rr n i^ BOSh ± kes ; don>t e"ter Ihe',, There's nothing that looks ' trying to —1*1—. THE INVINCIBLE, the macmificent, the n-lovinr? nations get down to a little sras?t~ •?•»-—tA'S «™« •• all P sc part of the day the early morning •••"" *" learn to ap- tumbling to do so. -lied in tPStinal fortitude" but tnat nice name will be forgotten in favor of he scrap Pier four-lettered one before W,^ Or they might have taken a in the bat-belfry there? The „_, , . 5 "" U1 wnicn, namely ev- Sl^l?J£ gWph ' this —Pap- is long ago, to- or com- JPbforthekids-^drar^ 866111 —D. E. D. By T. H, Chrlsehllles. Various acts of vaudeville intersperse both programs, but, again, the Stevens show t«t outdistances that at the Morrison, for reillt "big time" talent is always used. Vet a vital difference favoring the Morrison show lies in the fact that there the garments are salesmen's samples, therefore of more value to the average visiting merchant than the elaborate, extreme, often unsaleable, creations modeled at the manufacturers 1 show at the Stevens; though to the intelligent buyer | "extreme" fashions may strike a style-note in that, they may forecast a definite trend, a point of great value to all really interested ,in the subject of fashions for women. At the Morrison, the show -takes place on the circular stage, and spectators sit in the vast semi-circle of the Terrace Garden. But at the Stevens the models parade down a long ramp built to 1 the center of the ball room, and they enter by way of a specially constructed, elaborate stage-setting which also serves to accommodate acts of vaudeville. After the fashion show a space is cleared for dancing, and the festivities are continued till the wee small hours of the night— or morning. To the epicure the style shows give much^ more than mere fashions, because both feature an elaborate and stupendous dinner. The meal at the Morrison usually offers, as a piece de resistance, a big, juicy steak, while the Stevens comes through with delicious chicken, southern style. These full course dinners, after a hard day tramping through salesrooms, are really something to write home about. They cost from $2 to $2.50 a plate, and they are free'to all who make reservations early. entrances bearing aloft huge iuumin*t*d set- pieces of ice cream, culinary masterpieces garnished with candy dolls, flowett, of Whatever strikes the faftcjf of the chef, Thti is a unique, wierd ritual, which delights the feminine'CohUhgent. ' Market weeks and style shows are to the merchant what the medical meetings are to the doctor, of the bar tonclaves to the law yers—they are "pepper-upperg," "shot* in the arm," and they point the way to hew and better business methods, progress, ad vancement in the Art of Retailing. The man or woman who runs a store or a shop am doesn't go to market, is dead and doesn' know it; as old-fashioned as a last year* the ItfOtning; I'm content °ven at many of Ini At the Stevens the climax to this giant meal is ,the dessert. Lights are extinguished, and waiters appear from numerous hat Market trips are severe strains on Vera city; "tall tales" are rampant in varied com binations. Some merchants, knowing in formation is not checked by competitors, le loose with some fabulous stories, about pri vate affairs and business. Salesmen, too, always prone to stretch the truth to wafer- thin proportions, really blossom during the concentrated buying orgies. They not only regale visiting merchants with tales of mythical mammoth orders'by other stores, but are not above passing out a variety oi misinformation to fellow-salesmen which is not intended to put such recipients in a better state of mind. So, altogether the good old Truth gets a pretty raw deal during the wo weeks and well might be depicted With a bandage around the eyes.. Thirty years of attending market cover more than half of my present life span. Dur- ng these three decades I have had ample occasion constantly to check myself, and I am loath to admit that in all but one respect —just pure, unadulterated efficiency — I have been slipping in these past few years. Gone is the time when I could sit around some night club withi a "bunch, of the boys" whooping it up till the wee small hours of , tiflt as I think back, age, I am amused by oftd foibles, f will n« them—this is not a ,—but 1 may recall smile. When the Morrison Tow** sonie 28 years ago, it was arnoWv J Somc .Wt% the night in a bedroom 45 storl . W\ '<%..» street. I soon found out k'"' 5 fl 1 while, theoretically, i Wa "' . ho »^ th« rtrtet, sound carried ' lon " ja ' 1 jio (ahi^ right, you scio compelled to stuff cotton der to enjoy a night's u ber. But I discontinued i tion whert I missed an i r .. call; and my wife finished minding me that the hotel 7 proof) could burn down with!! ing the alarm. u In the good old days, i Was friend of the late Tom Sadler . teous manager of the Morrison a great thrill to walk into thii' tution and literally "write mv ft If a room didn't suit my fasL :ould walk down to Mr. Sadler 1 ' say ."Here, you old horse-thief! you mean by sticking mc i nto th,,;*a room I want that big 318 with>| ous bathroom, two easy chairs "ill But I dont want anyone to try ure on any of the metropolitan You'd probably spend the ni hoosegow! It was a thrill I h av ' gotten to be so friendly with and it makes up for all the insu, dignities I have since suffered at, i the band of usually po ]it e bul front men". i "itnl (Concluded next week.) A ti EXTRA FANCY UNBROKEN HALVES Walnut Meats 1-4 15c FRIDAY and SATURDAY CONSUMERS FEBRUARY 13th & 14th CONSUMERS FULL OF FLAVOR Gelatin WHOLESALE FOOD STORES BiSTBUYS FANCY SWEET JUICY CALIFORNIA NAVEL ORANGES LARGE SIZE NAVELS I'" HAHOUTH SIZE NAVELS .'.'.'. ARM & HAMMER Baking Soda FINE GRADE Table Salt ixuKlUEKN" Toilet Tissue 5c m^m SS& i^m*wv ^nr+ir m*i PACKAGE ••"^••M LARGE PKG. CONSUMERS Rye Flour Graham Flour 2 5 Ib. AF Bags ,JDC STOKELY Tender and Mellow Honey Pod PEAS IVORY FLAKES OR IVORY -SNOW LtVUCj 23c MEDIUM ajslfc u, „ OMAR Wonder Flour $• 49 Ib. Bag U Bars i ——^m_ GET YOUR OMAR Sampler Packages O *•"*• ^14 BUTTEROP, pound ODu NECK BONES ——^^^^^^^B^^^^^ Lean DICED BEEF STEW 23 C SWISS or Round STEAK Pure GROUND BEEF •• Peanut Brittle Per Ib. 5 Prunes Fancy,4 IBs. 29 Crisco 3 Ib. Can 66: CLIP OUT THIS COUPON TO PURCHASE LARGE 21/2 CAN STANDARD . GATEWAY 1C One to a Custn THIS COUPON ENTITLES YOU TO CAN .AT YOUR CONSUMERS WHOLESALE FOOD STORE Clip out ThU Coapen to Purchaie ST9KELY BUFFET SIZE FRUIT rr c COCKTAIL 4 Tfcta Coupon EntilUi V 9U la One Can AT YOUR CONSUMERS WHOLESALE FOOD STORE 33c CLIP OUT THIS COUPON TO PURCHASE STRIKALITE (6 BOXES) -*g f* n MATCHES! . THIS COUPON ENTITLES YOU TO ONE CAUTON II AT YqUR CONSUMERS WHOLESALE FOOD STOKE fj ^ PORK rfcf* ^•"{g* 23c ARMOUR -Branded BEEF ROAST 23c,

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