Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on November 16, 1944 · Page 6
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fU'.ITORIAL PAGE NOV. ENTEUBD AS SECOND CI-ASS MATTKH MIV CEMBSR 31, IMS, at the postofClce at Al^ona Iowa, ».nd«r the Act of March 2, 1879. TERMS OP SUBSCRIPTION 1 — To Kossuth county postoTtlces an<l hnr<l«rlni5 postofficts: at Armstrong Rode, Hi-ltt, Unfrulo Center, Corwlth, Cylinder, Klninre, Hardy, Hutchlna, Llvermore, Ottosen, Kaku, KlnKslwl, Ko'lman, Stllson, West Uend, and WndiMi, year _______ _ _____________________________ J&5Q 4— Advance and Upper Des Molnea both to same address at any postotfice lit Kossntli cuiinty or any neighboring postofClce named In No. 1. year _____________________________________ $1.00 I— Advance alone to all other postofflces year $:i.OO I— Advance and Upper .Des Molnea both to same address at all postofflces not exceptcd In Nu. 1, year ____________________________________ Jii.OO Rate: Kc per column Inch. All advertising subject to publishers' approval. In Palo Alto Mitchell's vote was 508 under Rousevell'si and in Emmet the voters g;1ve Roosi'vell a vote ot 2577, while Mitchell's was only 211R. Of the thrcn counties Kossulh and Palo Alto went democratic and Emmet went republican. For president the voles were: KOSSUTH How Much Political Ice Do the Papers Cut? After every election the question how much influence the newspapers exercise in politics arises. Usually the election results indicate, nol much. The currenl issue of Newsweek gives interesting facts relative lo Ihc results in lasl week's eleclions. Roosevelt was opposed by more than GO per cent of Ihe daily newspapers, some 1800 of them, yet he won a decisive victory. The newspapers' own magazine. Editor Ik Publisher, polled the dailies on their stand j as belween Roosevell and Dewey, and of j 1324 responding, 796 with circulations of: more than 26,500,000—68 per cent of total i daily circulation—backed Dewey. I Of these 1324 responding newspapers, only 291 with circulations lolaling only 6,902,000 | supported Roosevelt. This was only 17.7 j per cent. The remaining 237 newspapers re- j spending were either neutral or did nol say ! whom Ihey supporled. Newsweek went back over the records of three preceding presidential elections to see how the figures slood on support vs. results, in 1940 66.3 per cent of the daily newspapers covered were againsl Roosevell; in 1936 the percentage against him was 60.4, and in 1932, for his first term, it was 55 per cent. Thus he has never had a majority of the dailies with him but has won handsomely every time. Nevertheless it. hasn't always been true lhat Ihe press hasn't gone along with popular sentiment in presidential elections. Frank Luther Moll, former dean of Ihe slale university School of Journalism, now clean of Ihe University of Missouri's school, analyzed press support as far back as Washington's day and found thai in 39 eleclions thcrncws- papers supported the elected candidates. The foregoing figures relate only lo the dailies. It would be interesting if there were comparable figures for the weeklies, but there would perhaps be little difference as regards results. The weeklies, however, are closer to the people, and there might therefore be more significance in such a comparison. In Iowa, as all lowans know, Ihe great majority of weekly political support has always been republican, or practically so. Prior to 1932 this majority, with only an exception or two, was on the winning side, but, though still vociferously republican, the weeklies failed to reflect popular sentiment both nalional and slale for a lime after the advent of Roosevelt II. Since then popular sentiment in Iowa has been with them, bul national sentiment has been otherwise. Another aspect of the question how much ice the newspapers cut in politics which it would be interesting to have slatistically examined is what difference, if any, there is between newspaper influence in metropolitan and rural sections of the country. The figures reported are largely from newspapers in sections where the labor vole is strong. Would the results be the same if the invesligation were limited to rural stales? Majority D-570 R- 91 D 949 in three counties so closely related tin-re was such difference of opinion is anybody's guess. Ronso vel t 5488 Dewr-y 4918 EMMET Roosevelt 2577 Dewey 2068 PALO ALTO Roosevelt 3726 Dewey 2777 Why HODGEPODGE Wcbsler— A stew of vatioui ingredients; a mixture. Further •••:.,. Confessions of ct Candidate--- WHAT DOES a candidate think about election day and that evening when the returns start coming in? , M Specifically nothing rriuch. Th'e', 'old brain goes rounoSand round spitting sparks like a Down With Group Bossing in Either Party While the campaign w.-.is on il was perfectly natural, political human nature being what it is in either parly, for Ihc democrats to accept without question Ihe aid of Sidney Hillman and his political action commillee. Now tluit the campaign is over the Hillman-PAC question needs the serious attention of not only republicans but'democrats— of all good and patriotic citizens in fact—for it introduces a new element, and what seems to many democrats as well as republicans a menace into American political practice. In the campaign il was freely charged thai Hillman was seeking control of the democratic parly. In view of Ihe passions aroused in the presidential contest, it is doubtless too o expect judicial consideration of this charge, but it cannot but be admitted that Hillman and the PAC probably exercised more influence than even Ihe democratic campaign commillee itself. "Overnight," says the neutral Newsweek. "Hillman became a powerful political figure, the PAC a political power." The reason this rise lo political power is regarded as a menace by many thinking Americans without regard to party is that the PAC is not a cross-section of countrywide political opinion bul Ihc projecl of a group, Ihc labor group, seeking lo feather its own nesl and dominate other groups. For Ihe same reason any olhcr group with the same aims and power would be a menace. lowans particularly can see plainly lhat the Hillman group is no cross-section of the American people, for this is not an industrial state and we have no powerful labor group. Yet the historic democratic and republican parties are both powerfully represented in Iowa, nnd'SbTepi-eSertt'Tr'T'Svi J !':f .section of American political opinion. There are many other stales like Iowa in this respect:. They have no dominant labor group, and never will have such a group. The Hillman group is a city and industrial j section group. Under polilical dominance of | lhat kind of group, Iowa and every other j non-industrial stale would have to take the leavings. This editorial is not a political editorial as between the democratic and republican parties. The Advance slrongly supports the principle of two great American political ; parlies as tho foundation of our American system of government and is as much for the maintenance of one parly as of the other ! free from group dominance and as a true | cross-section of the whole people. The Papers Say The Em'bur'g student center is known as '"The Wrek." What n name! , '' ' ' -t- Up"atBlue Earth the other day the populace was excited to see a surrey with a fringe around the top driven into town. People crowded around for a looksee at the strange vehicle and found Doctor Krosch, the local 'vet,' pushing on the lines. .You'd naturally think that Clear Lake, overshadowed by Fourth of July pinwheel,, and gets-,about as i Mason City, wouldn't be much as „ , , ! vr»fTrn»/le» *^r\»-\ il\t i I 4 V^ e*\r 't«o ^»1 o i»m M Ct far—and whfcn the fireworks are'all overlive' old think tank resembles to a great degree tlit: burned and rather disreputable appearance of the said pinwheel after the usual Fourth of July rainstorm. There is a great resolve to b'e nonchalent —as if everything was in the bag, as Jim Farley used to say. But such appearance conceals quite a turmoil—and it is' suspected thai Roosevelt and Dewey, despite what the polls said, had much the same sort of sinking feeling election day. It's part of the game. After some 20 years sitting on the •outside watching the returns come in, -with no particularly vital personal concern with the outcome, it is quite an experience ito toe on-the inside watching your returns come in.. And K's something lhal shouldn't happen to' a dog. ";. ;-;-.t} /j The first return in last Tuesdiij&riight was Ledyard—a normally repU'blidlMfjprecinct, and danged if it didn't go repuUJre&n on every stale candidale except orie^that was this candidate! ^f*';^"' >' Try 1o be nonchalent after that one! Personally this candidate nearly had a set of red, while and blue kittens with green poky-dols, and all that saved the courthouse from being haunted by a mess of queer-cats is the fact the next precinct went the'other they're claiming now. -_ A — The Es'vilie news tells of a small boy up there who on Halloween donned a fierce mask and went around trying to scare the family and other's, but couldn't be coaxed into viewing his false face in a mirror Seems he had done it on another occasion aiv.i had scared himself. _,__, * ,_„ Awful lot of Iowa G. O. P. editors of weklies in the dumps last week. Also a lot of them had to fish around desperately for something besides polilics lo Write editorials, about. But on the whole they,.i;'did. : pretty well, for •'. there wa^n'-tjiiny great squawking over RooseT s reelection. r. a i s e d can at Halloween night, but boys who knocked Editor Gilbert Knud- mind the.'K 1 ). ' They were, to, sing a song as hunt stunt and see got. So they- sang and with some chblocate American Legion ALGONA, IOWA Tuesday, November 21 7:30 P. M. way. , Your friends are naturally somewhat concerned, but thare is a great difference in seeing your own ox gored and seeing a friend's ox gored. About all they can do is say Ihe voters are crazy, and you begin to wonder which volers — the republicans or tho democrats are crazy—the ones who voted for you or the ones who votecl for your opponent! The slale of mind of the average candidale during the incoming of the.re- lurns, if taken alone, would indicate that anyone who voted for him was :T a little ,off in judgment. •• •-• --• ;-| Along about 2 or 3 in the jftorningj'Jhe r-pirifliiaiWSfoetly v&idf, tWe "ti'ilndP''WjSiS Ibt- ing is pretty well established, and you can look over the figures so far with Some de-' grec of confidence in what the final result will be. Knowing what precincts are out, and how the precincts that are "in" voted gives an inkling on the remainder. Prior to the eleclion Ihis candidate made a survey of Ihe last several presidential eleclions lo get the possibilities. : The guess was that this election, considering the war, would go a great deal like the 1940 eleclion, despile all the hopeful republican claims to the contrary. ; Thus this candidate anticipated losing Kossulh by 300 voles, approximately breaking even in Palo Alto, and carrying Emmet by 900 to 1000 votes. That's about what happened. Kossuth was lost 505, Palo Allo lost by 237, and Emmet was carried by The highly veracious Storm Lake Pilot-Tribune claims thai over its way somewhere a newspaper printed this announcement: "The .... Aid will hold a rummage sale. Good chance to get rid of anything not worth keeping but too good to throw away. Bring along your husbands." —*— While Minnesota and Kossuth were going Demo in the eleclion, Iowa and Faribault counly nexl north;-of Kossulh were going G. O. P. Figure lhat one out. And up there the Blue Earth Post calls it 'Faribo' county for short, wh|ch may be the correct pro- unciation, for. 'Faribault' looks roggy, and the Frogs do things o pronunciation like that. ', ,5gr,. . , _#_ • Se|ms they're going to run a lagftet-equipped machine over Vfinnesola Irunk highways this winter. And would you believe hatJestsMshpw it Will pick up an metal a and 100 set Bring Your Friends With You. %fr*Jb f '"~*Ar Wteifg* *f*lSfOO»'b%#of on graveled roads Questions Raised by the Election Tables i Though defeated, Guy M. Gillette will re- i tire as senator with the high respect of manv I republicans as well as of the democrats. A i candidate against him less popular than ,' Governor Hickenlooper might have fared | worse. As it was he cut the; Hickenlooper i lead in many counties. In his service in the ! senate Gillelte has given evidence of slalcs- j m . ms hjp and ) ias come to rank with the loaders in that body. But probably retirement will not l^e unwelcome to him. He had not wanled to be n candidate, and he yielded to great pressure only as a mailer of parly loyally. lowans without regard to party wish him well as he retires. Election tables are always interesting because they pose questions on why the people ] voted thus .and so as between parties and i candidates, and speculation on Ihe answers | involves agreeable menial exercise. ! Take Ihe vole in this slale senatorial dis- i tricl: Why, afler giving' decisive majorities J for Roosevelt and Gillette, did the voters in Kossuth turn around and give the re-pub- j lican nominee for governor a majority? The voters also gave Dollivi-r, the congressional nominee, a majority, but that was understandable, because Hanna, running on the democralic ticket, was doubtless nol considered a Irue democrat? Hanna had pre- The Champ of '32, '36, '40 is Still the Champ From Storm Lake Pilol-Tribune. Franklin D. Roosevelt may not be indispensable but we're beginning to believe the old fel lor is invincible! After four ringside appearance be is still tho champ! He has emerged from another elc-clion carrying with him control of both the senate and house—or so it appears as lliis is written. Hopes that the G. O. P. would control the lower house, at least, seems to have been illy founded. Re-publicans never expected to control Ihe senale because of so many holdover.-;. But as the political dopesters say, the viously sought nomination as a republican, i president usually carries congress with him He was also regarded as in fact a Townsend candidate. Besides, the voles in all Hirer; counties showed lhal Dolliver was a popular candidate in his own right In Palo Allo the voters gave Roosevell a lead of nearly 1000, and Gillette's lead was over 900, but Mitchell, democratic nominee for governor, led Blue by only (il votes. In Emmet Blue received 276 votes more than Roosevelt did. In fact, Blue, practically unknown in the district, led even Dewey in all three counties, while Mitchell, democratic nominee, slumped badly from the Roosevelt- Gillette votes. What was the matter with Mitchell? As usual in elections there was a more or less steady decline in the balloting after the ticket heads. In Kossuth Roosevelt received a vote of 5488, but Mitchell for governor received only 4747, a difference of 741 voles. the polls. So il .Appears lo be this year, I 1944. ; We miyhl make some caustic comments as ' to the issues of tile campaign just closed and j eypivss our personal views once more as to : electing a perpetual administration to rule over a democracy. Bul th.il wouldn't be cricket. In this country, the majority rules. It has been ijo'mleci out frequently thai the j United States is the only nation on the globe i that can survive a six./.ling nalional election uhilc in UK- midst of a hcart-brc>akinc'. .ill- eul war. But that's what we have done. We've been reading speeches, hearing speeches and diagnosing speeches. Thru il all, we've never lost, our perspective as a nation nnr Irjve we ever denied lhal the most important job this nation faces is to win the war. get our boys home as fasl as possible and establish a peace that shall be eternal! The American way is to support the ad- rninislralion once the voters have spoken. That's whal we in this office propose to do, reserving Ihe right, of course, to criticise when and if we think il justified. Let's get on with the war! I was ' <>26. But all the previous figuring doesn't do a bit of good when you are up against the buzz saw and the returns first start comirjg in. It just "ain't funny!" Nol even wheh'you win! One of the things about election night lhal is all right is Ihis — people treat you with a lot of consideration, whether they're for you or not. They offer those words in thai lone of voice reserved for those who are deathly sick and need a lifting of the spirit. And Ihere is more than a casual resemblance, at lhat, belween a candidate and a sick man—especially a candidate on the ragged or losing edge. The nexl clay finds the body weak, the mind burned out, and the spirit flagging After going through the mill there's a feeling of really sincere- sympathy for the fellow who didn't make it. It tempers remarkably Ihc victory, for you know, that but for the Grace of the Straight Ticket Voters you'd be in the same spot. And the "hangover" is so great that you'd take the pledge "never, never and never" to do it again with all the vim and vigor the (own drunkard used to display in the old tabernacles during the hot summer nights as the butterflies made merry in his stomach But, this candidate is informed by those who have been in it before, that, like the t'jwn drunkard, Ihe chances are better than good that once bitten by the bug a candi- flril-j never really recovers. Mebbe so—it's loo soon afler the lasl binge. There are some 20,000 volers in this district, and only a very minor fraction coulc have had -any personal or real knowledge of the candidates except in a few instances Every candidate outside of purely local posi lions has to depend on his party's vote. Al the work he does could possibly swing only a few, if that, and that is offset by his op ponent's work. So normally you ride or fal as your party goes. It's tough on persona hopes, but Irue. And so this candidate is more than grate ful to Ihe 9981 voters who X-d for him, and holds no rancor toward the 9797 who votec Ihe other way. For it's the American way --JX E. D.' — *— Halloween atlraclion was loo much for Ihe Em'burg boys who up Ihe pins at the town's principal bowling alleys. They went AWOL.en masse, and the bowlers had to set up their own )ins—or some teams did, but af- ,er a time or two adjourned for a night when the boys would be back. Ed M. Smith's Winlerset Madi- ionian is published Wednesdays, io, since the returns didn't get in n time for comment, he fell back )n an old farm saying to explain: rlis publication day, he said, was 'between hay and straw." Another thing about that 'Faribo'-Kossuth vote comparison: Kossuth went, hell bent for I Roosevelt—5488-4913—but 'Fari- bo'. . (right next north) gave Dewey a walkaway—5822-3640 (Kossuth G. O. P. better move up there.) The"FHA (Federal Housing Administration to you) has approved 17 proects for winterizing Clear Lakevsummer cottages. Idea is to relieve house for rent shortage. Anybody want to rent one on Algona Beach in case it's winterized?;; Judge Stillman's uncle, E. B, Stillmnn, the-lawyer, is chair- man-.'of'a Greater Clear Lake committee and is strong for the FHA scheme. Every editor is sometimes hard put to it .to avoid repetition in heads over bridal photos when there are two or ,more for the same issue; but the Humboldt Independent editor cleverly got around a case like that a couple of weeks ago by heading one 'bride's photo "Recently Wed and another is an adjoining column. "Wed Recently." —#— The daily papers were reporting, payment of freak election bets last week. This writer and Ed M. Smith, of the Winterset Madisonian, had one, though not exactly a freak. Ed banked on Oklahoma to go G. O. P., but it didn't, and next day he wrote to ask what in payment, whereupon this colyumist played him a dirty trick—cigarets! Even in many Iowa counties which went democratic on president and U. S. senator last week Tuesday, there was evidence that at heart the majority was basic- aljy G. O. P. Else why did the voters turn right around, after voting for Roosevelt and Gillelle, and for the most part support the republican state ticket? —*—. At that EnY'burg rodeo two weeks ago a horse 14 years old which had never been ridden and knew only of a harness on his back was used as a tmcker and died in the chute from heart failure or a broken neck while hie was thrashing around in an attempt to keep from, having a saddle J3ut on him. (Seems the Society for,the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals wasn't on the job at the rodeo.) ewe IT Choose Remembrances tlmtl Endwfc for Your Loved Ones :£•&'A diamonds always the perfect gift. You will find a beautiful assortiiient in our store, and there are si ones in evtry i ' - • •"'*•• • price range;!'.We also have some beautiful cocktail rings, one in rubies;'and diamonds. >->*.'/•' impose your diamonds with confidence. " ' r Ladies and Gents Wrist Watches No gift will* be more appreciated than a new ' BULOVA-'WRIST ' WATCH We have them for ladies and gents. Make your selection early. 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