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Algona, Iowa
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The Algona Upper Des Moinea, Algona, Iowa, May 13,1937 Slgema Hipper 9 North Dodge Street 3. W. HAOOARD A R. B. WALLER, Publishers Attend as Second ClaM Matter at the Postofllee at Algona, Iowa, under act ot Congress of March 3, 1879 Issued Weekly Member lows Press Association SUBSCRIPTION BATES IN KOSSUTH CO.: One Tear, In Advance $1-80 Upper Des Molnes and Kossuth County Advance In combination, per year ..$2.50 SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year In advance $2.50 Upper D»s Molnes and Kossuth County Advance in combination, per year $4.00 ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per inch 35c Wont Ads, payable In advance, word 2e "Let the people know the truth and the conn- try is safe."—Abraham Lincoln. HOME RUN FOR LEGION AND AUXILIARY The eighth district American Legion and Auxiliary convention, held here Tuesday, culminated weeks of preparatory effort on the part of local committees, working with district officers. That the convention was the success hoped for prior to the day, can best be guaged by the enthusiatic praise handed out by the visitors before departing for home. There are many ways to give a city, large or small, an occasional "shot in the arm." Gatherings such as a convention, or kindred activities, bring prestige to the community, publicity to the territory, and the thrill of successful accomplishment to those responsible for the affair. There are dozens of obstacles to be overcome in putting on a conventon or community event of any nature. Most of these are behind the scenes in such a manner that the general public is unaware of them. They cause gray hairs in the heads of those trying to carry through an idea; they may even cause some little temporary disagreements. But a successful climax finds the troubles worth while, and the petty differences buried in the rosy halo of a good job. well done. And to the members of the various local committees, we feel a few words of praise are not out of place. They labored long and hard—and not without success. ONLY OUR MODESTY—ETC. Only our modesty prevents us from calling attention to a parallel, about two weeks ago, In news stories. Two weeks "ago this issue we carried a page one story In which we gathered a bit of information from Joe Greenberg. about the whys and wherefores of the sale and uses of scrap iron, and the reasons behind the ballyhoo being raised to obtain a federal boycott against its export—while at the same time the same groups were only too willing to export finished products of war. Three days later, in a Sunday edition of the "paper Iowa depends upon" appeared an Associated PTWM story on the came subject, containing the same material, and even the same comparative statistics. Now, for the next 51 weeks, we can sit back, wmtbE the Wtrephbtb'snap all of our pictures Into print, the telegraph and high-speed delivery service rip us to shreds, and really enjoy life. We were three days ahead, and that will carry us through the remainder of the year. MILES MEAN LIVES After the tragic accident, on highway 169, Sunday, In the excitement a call was put In for an ambulance (or ambulances) from Fort Dodge, to come and get the Injured. The accident occurred just 13 miles from Algona, highway patrolmen say. If Fort Dodge is 45 miles from Algona, the accident occurred about 10 miles north of Humboldt, or about 32 miles from the Fort Dodge hospital. There may be a discrepancy of a few miles, one way or the other. Of course, there oould be nothing but the sincerest desire on the part of everyone at the scene of the collision, to render all aid possible to the Injured. But a call to Algona would have rendered the same service and facilities, with less driving, highway patrolmen state. It takes quick thinking and composure to drive an automobile at all times. And it calls for the same qualities after an accident. earn $1 per day. But that would be under the minimum wage limit. The same principle applies everywhere people are employed. It is the cause of the unemployment of thousands. It is the reason why so many high school and college graduates are jobless. They can't produce, but they don't know it. They have been told that they are highly specialized workers and should have jobs. They acquire the belief that they earn their salaries if they sit at their desks the required hours per day. * * • And Many Others Webster City Freeman: Somebody has defined columnist as one Who gets richly paid for writing stuff that a cub reporter would get fired for writing, notes the Mason City Globe-Gazette. Wonder if that "somebody" didn't have Jay Franklin and Mark Sullivan In mind? * * • Where Docs It Go? Estherville News:' It has been stated by government agencies that relief rolls have decreased, that employment has increased, and that the state of the nation is getting better and better every day, In every way. But the cost of relief is estimated to be 2,420 million In 1938 as against 2.154 million spent in 1934. In other words, although the relief rolls are down the relief costs are up, in the fifth year of the war on depression. No wonder that taxes are up. No wonder that the man of the street can't figure out what it's all about. If there is less need for relief then where is the money going? It is pertinent to ask if there ever Is going to come a time when the thousands of white collar job holders in relief agencies are going to be taken off the payroll, or If burden of maintaining expensive relief setups is to go on and on, handicapping those who are trying to make themselves self-sustaning. * • • "Let's Abolish the Department of Health" From Shenandoah Evening Sentinel: "The Department of Health in Iowa seems determined to undermine the newspaper profession. If they continue their efforts perhaps it will be well for the newspaper profession to go after the department of health. "Newspapers stood by an let them pass the basic science law, that doctors of the state desired, thinking they were accomplishing something worthwhile to the state. But then they began to really feel their power and now want to regulate everything under the sun. "Their second move was to pass a law so that the dentist could not advertise, except by a professional card. Now they want the optometrists and embalmers to discontinue their advertising and most of them have already stopped before the law is even passed. "The restaurant men are joining in the fun and are not going to allow drug stores to advertise that they are selling lunches and are going to prohibit serving of meals any place but in restaurants and hotels. "Ordinarily one could laugh at the crazy laws and be sure they would not pass. Not so today. They have already passed some of them and are considering passing others. It Is in the wind. "We have never yet seen what we would call unethical advertising of embalmers. We have never seen an unethical advertisement of an optometrist They are going to pass a law to correct probably two or three such advertisers In the entire state. "It Is the old game. Give some one an Inch and they want a mile. Pass special legislation for one group and three others want It. All the time the public is the goat. "The newspaper profession should wake up and start scrapping the whole thing—and start right now, today." Labor Agitators A Curve Webster City Journal: John L. Lewis, labor dictator, appears to be leery of tackling Henry Ford. He has done considerable blowing about what he is going to do to Henry, but seems to lack courage to tackle the job. And well he may. Henry is better fortified to fight than any ol the other corporations are. The Ford Motor company is owned by father and son, there being no other stockholders to consder. Moreover, the Fords do not owe the banks or Wall street a penny. On the contrary, they have several hundreds of millions of dollars in cash on hand. The Freeman-Journal hopes Lewis does tackle Ford and that Ford will give him a severe licking. * * * The Minimum Wage Law Humboldt Independent: Practically everyone is in favor of a minimum wage law. Its objects are ideal. But there is a factor mo.,t of us forget. What will we do about the people who are unable to earn even the minimum wage? There are such people. We have to rui.ember that an employer can pay no more than the worker earns. Unless the person employed can eain his or her wages and en- enough more to meet the overhead, employment cannot be continued. This is a point the unemployed always forget or fail to take into account. They feel that if they >.;o through the motions their wages should be automatic. The Humboldt newspapers employ eleven people in their oltires. Tin; earnings of the office depends on thu earning rapacity of those employed. If we were to go into the jmjJucta we sold we could tra.-e the earnings of every person employed. To simplify the matter, let us tup- pose that we an- employing people to make a. certain article. We will say the material in the article costs fifty cents. Overhead irer.t, iighto. heat, etc) is twenty-live cents. The sale price is $1. The minimum wage is *2 a day. Then the worker would have lo make eight articles per day to meet expenses. But suppose a certain worker can only make four a day. The employer would lose fl a day on his or hc-r employment. Therefore there would be no employment fur the unprofitable worker. This worker could, however, A KING IS CROWNED famous I.aj>t Uiic— <iet out your perincope, here come* the Ooronutiou pariule (and who The MARCH OF TIME no. o. s. r«. OFT. Prepared by the Editor* of TIM B The Weekly Newtmagazlne George Yatoe, ace photographer of the Register & Tribune, tells the following story. It seems that when airmail first went Into operation, Tales went into a. drug store, and asked a pretty, young clerk, If she would pose for him, while dropping an airmail letter into the airmail box. She said she would, If the boss would let her off. The bose said yes, the girl could do it, but not until 12 noon, as that waa her lunch hour. Tates explained that he had to meet an 11:30 a. m. deadline, but the boss stood pat, and Yates went across the street to get another girl. SEVEN YEARS LATER, Yates was sitting In his office, when the phone rang. It was a drug store calling, the SAME drug store, and th< SAME manager aaked him if he could bring his camera down and get a picture of the drug firm releasing a batch of pigeons from its roof— the pigeons were to fly to Chicago, in a publicity stunt for the drug firm, and were to be released from all stores simultaneously. Yates pondered a minute, then said, "Why, yes I can do it, but not until 12 noon, that's my lunch hour." But we've GOT to release the pigeons at 10:30 a. m. in all the stores, the manager begged. "Sorry," said Yates, "but my lunch hour begins at noon," and that was that. • * * Recently, we had occasion to hear the tale of a lamp, an ordinary floor lamp. The lamp had gone bad, wouldn't function as supposed to, with various shades and hues, and in other words was not performing its duty at all. It had to be fixed; and it was fixed, by a volunteer neighbor. But the background is this. The lamp was purchased several hundred miles from Algona. It took some time and effort to bring it here. It did not perform as it should have. There was no way to make good on its guarantee. And after discomfort, dissatisfaction and loss of money in making the repair, the lamp finally was put into working order. The lamp ia only one sample of the point we wish to make. Lamps can be purchased at home; so can nearly everything else used in the ordinary course of existence. Local firms stand back of what they sell. Local firms build the community. It really pays dividends to patronize home tirms. and it saves time and money, too. * * « Here's one for the book: Tlie manager of a Baltimore theatre recently aaked a newspaper in that city to run a picture of an elaborate toornbstone he had erected for his mother, who had just passed away. The city desk agreed. The showman supplied his own outlines: "This tombstone was erected over the grave of Mrs. - • — , mother of -- — , popular manager of the ------- theatre, which this week is showing "The Great Ziegfeld." • » » And down in South < arolina, uu aged colored gentleman walked into a newspaper office with an obituary and asked how much it would cost tc run it in the paper. "A dollar and twenty-six cents an inch" was the response. "Good Lord," said the visitor, "and that fellow was more than six feet tall." GOOD INTENTIONS— WASHINGTON—When | President Rosevelt strongly urged economy, but at the same time presented estimates of revenues and expenditures showing a 1938 deficit of $418,000.000, his Congressional lieutenants called at the White House to talk back on economy, later believed they had left him favorably disposed toward Senator Byrne's proposal of a flat 10% cut in all appropriations except fixed charges (interest on public debt, veterans' pensions, Government contracts). But last week, on the eve of Franklin Roosevelt's departure for tarpon fishing off the Texas coast, Senior House Appropriations Com- mltteeman Clarence Cannon of Missouri, after a White House vis- It, sponsored a 132-word resolution simply "impounding 15% of all appropriations for fiscal 1938 and providing that "no amount so impounded and set aside shall be available for obligation unless and until released and restored in whole or in part by the President." Asserting that the President favored the idea. Speaker Bankhead promptly spoke up for the 15% proposal, which looked bigger than Senator Byrnes'a 10% proposal but was not mandatory and might end up as no saving at all, depending on the President. Since Congressmen could thus take credit for promoting Economy, and the Preil- dent all blame for sinking it, this was a tempting proposition. But Congressional temper was such that Senator Robins, Byrnes, McKellar and other, less regular, Ad' ministration supporters with good Intentions strongly opposed the Idea, said they preferred a certain 10% cut (about $350,000,000 net after fixed charges) in the hand, to a possible 13% cut ($1,100,000,000) in the bush. After this Senate backfire, Speaker Bankhead announced he had only assumed that the Cannon proposal had President Roosevelt's approval, was further embarrassed to discover that under a 1906 statute the President already has precisely the authority as set forth in the Cannon resolution. FOR PEACE It WAR- WASHINGTON—Reported out by a House-Senate conference committee, swiftly passed and flown to vacationing President Roosevelt only 5 hours before expiration of current temporary statute, was a new and permanent Neutrality Bill, which continues the old statute'* mandatory bans on furnUhinf loans, credits, arms, munitions anc Implements of war to belligerents; forbids U. S. citizens to travel on belligerent vessels except as provided by the President; forbids the arming of U. S. merchantmen; requires Presidential approval food, clothing and medical contributions such as U. 8. liberals are now sending to Spain's embattlec Loyalists. Prime new features of the bill, to be tried for only two years, 1s its provision for putting all trade with warring nations on a "cash and car ry" basis—requiring the purchaser to collect and pay for goods in U S. ports. Prodded by its four peace at-any-price men—Nye, Clark, Van denburg and Bone—the Senate had voted in March to put cash and car ry trade in force automatically a the beginning of war abroad; bu the conference committee pullec the bill's teeth by arranging to le the President decide if and when the dule should take effect. Author of cash and carry ide, is the former War Industries Boarc Chairman Bernard Munnes Barusi who thinks that shipping, not sell ing, is what embroiled the U. in the World War, that the rea way to keep peace is to have th U. S. so well prepared to fight tha no nation will dare to antagoniz it. Last week, day after the HOLLS and Senate conferees agreed on th Neutrality Bill, the House Military Affairs Committee put Mr. Bar uch's scheme to the fore by agree ing to report out a new Mobiliza turn Bill provided, not a fiat 95% tax ou abnormal war profits as proposed by the American Legion but Government absorption of "all surplus profits" above a "fair, normal return"—specific rates to be recommended by the Secretary of the Treasury within 30 days after Congress declares war. The rest of the bill would make the President a near dictator in wartime, with power to marshal under Government control industries, material resources, public services, stock and commodity exchanges; with power to» license every business except publishing, fix prices, wages, salaries, rents. Fiercely attacked was a proposal to let the 'resident draft the nation's entire manpower for service in trench, field and factory. Hence the committee left in the Mobilization Mil only a provision permitting in- lustrlal managers to be drafted in- o the Government's civilian ser- rice. LAST HOURS— DOVER, Delaware—The Delaware General Assembly stopped the lock a fortnight agao, stared in tolsterous session all night to fln- sh up its year's work, slept late iext_day before returning home— lappy that the session was over. But last week several Assembly members were called to discuss with Governor Richard C. Mullen the serious matter of the $7,000,000 school appropriations bill which they were to have passed for running Delaware's schools for the next two years. There was a record of the House's sending the bill to the Senate with an amendment, of the Senate's Wiling that amendment and sending the bill back to th« house with another. After that the records were blank. Some legislators assured the Governor that the bill had been finally passed; others said it had not; nobody seemed very sure. Promptly calling a meeting of the whole Assembly, Governor Mc- Wullen sternly warned that if, after .he meeting, a special session must ->e called to correct an error like hat, it must be held at no expense to the State. CORONATION PRELUDE- LONDON — Prominent among the first contingent of U. S. visitors to reach England for the Coronation of Britain's King George VI and Queen Elizabeth on May 12, was James Watson Gerard of the official U. S. delegation, who debarked from the "Queen Mary" at Southhampton nearly a fortnight ago. The U. S. Press, feeling knee breeches unmanly except for sliding bases or playing golf, was in a characteristic, hayseedy dither over whether Special Envoy Gerard would wear court dress. But he opined: "If my host dined in pajamas, I would wear pajamas, On this occasion my host will wear court dress, and I will wear court dr«as." To this flurry was added another when frovn impressionable young reporters in Washington came word that General Pershing, military representative, would attend the Coronation in a gaudy $600 uniform of his own designing, consisting ol ostrich-plumed "fore and aft" hat, a frock coat embroidered with oak leaves, epaulets, brass buttons and a buff silk sash. Infuriated, General Pershing stomped up the gangway of the "President Harding" in New York without ever explaining clearly to reporters that his Coronation costume was no flight o fancy but the regulation full-dress uniform of a U. 8. Army General Grinned Admiral Hugh Rodman naval representative: "I think I'l wear pink undies." Laborite Members of Parliamen last week received special permia sion to attend the Coronation in dark business suits or ordinary morning dress: cutaway coat, strip ed trousers, spats optional. Quak erg will wear ordinary evening dress trousers. Two kilted dele gates from the Fiji Islands wil wear no trousers at all. War Office underlings in London were for weeks in a state of jitters over the decision of Major Genera Sir James H. MacBrien, commis sioncr of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, not to alldw his troop of 34 scarlet-coated "Moun ties" to reach London sooner than three days before the Coronation When they anxiously cabled that the men come sooner to get their horses accustomed to cheering crowds, General MacBrien answered that the horses were being made crowd-wise at Rockllffe Barrack* near Ottawa. "Better come early anyway," replied the War Office. "Our uniforms will be strange to your horses. Think of our bearskins." Retorted Major General MacBrien: "Bears are one thing our horses are "broke 1 to." STARVED SCOTTttS-. DEERFIELD, Illinois—Noticing a "For Rent" sign on a vacant farmhouse near Chicago's suburban Deerfleld, a passerby last week stopped to look around, heard feeble whimpers coming from a little backyard shack, broke in to find six Scotch terriers huddled in a corner. Obviously near death from stifling and starvation, the six little dogs were rotting bags of bones, their teeth and gums Infected, their bodies covered with shiny black spots where hair had fallen off. Promptly rushed down the road to Mrs. Irene Castle McLaughltn's nearby dog haven (Orphans of the Storm), where the famed pre-War dancer and style-setter yearly spends some $16,000 sheltering thousands of sick and homeless dogs the Scottles were pronounced too far gone for recovery. When a veterinarian advised merciful death, Mrs. McLaughlin swore out a warrant charging Mrs. Dorothy Whittle, owner of the Scottles, with cruelty to animals; told a Deerfield Justice of the Peace: "This is the most Inhumane case that ever came to my attention." Indignantly Mrs. Whittle, whose newly-opened tavern at nearby Half Day kept her so busy that she had not tended her dogs for a fortnight, wept: "I didn't starve them. They got a pound of meat a day. They are old. that's all. Just old and sick, t could nurse them back to health." Given a choice of paying a $200 fine and keeping her dogs, or paying $1 and turning them over to Mrs. McLaughlin, Mrs. Whittle collapsed, would not be comforted until she had clasped each little Scottie to her breast In fond farewell. Later, with her dogs drugged to death and her own composure recovered, bereft Mrs. Whittle cried: 'TH sue, and sue for plenty! The person who broke Into my home and carried off my dogs will pay!" SALT VS. INSECTS- NEW YORK—Well in advance of the annual depredations of grasshoppers. "Science" magailne last week reported a new, cheap and effective insect poison discovered by University of Oklahoma's Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Frings. Its significant Ingredient: Epsom salt (magnesium sulphate), the common medicine-cabinet drug ordinarily used for purging, poultic- ing, reducing. Formula: bran (60% to 63%), molasses (15%), Epsom salt (20% to 25%), enough water to moisten. This formula, say the Frings, "seems to be just as effective as the (common) 5% arsenic bait, it U cheaper, and it is absolutely harmless to humans, cattle, swina aftd poultry or other birds." The poison is scattered among the vegetation. Apparently the first to have discovered that Epsom salt Is poisonous td Insect*, Pennsylvania State College's Dr. Vernon Habet has been spreading the news to other entomologists by wori of mouth, has recontmended that a spray of Epsom salt in water be used against Mexican bean beetles. Maine Agricultural Experiment Station's J. H. Hawkins advocates that the spray be used Against wheat wireworms; the Frings be- fieve it "could be used safely on many vegetables and fruits." m3Ert^.ii^^ H, W.POST Dray and Transfer Storage of all kfnda Long dtetstuw Kaulla*. IVitf load insured atfatort 1MB « damage. EqulppW M to «B ot drtylng and MttUfi* Read The Want Ada—tt Pays HIDES - WOOL TOP MARKET PRICES PAID FOR HIDES AND WOOL Joe Greenberg JUTL MINNEAPOLIS MM Howl Awowwt OCCMM o* ^L|_— ~J M- M( . AMM wng Of IV FVOHVf ttnk* remfatd by At «Uff end At Hnt food tfrvta to IMM^ room 0M coffee •t HtMwptn Arenoe, b in A* nhirt of •nopjpvlf SM aflUMHMJIt Mlivltics, uvege. etttiMMt e«lb for Mid dttven roar ear. THEODORE f. STELTEN ANDREWS HOTEL 4TH STREET AT HENNEPIN AvE. "V7OU hear a lot about "the low-price field** the*e , * day*. A good many can claim to be in It. . • So whenever the low-price field fa mentioned^ remember t Until Ford came, no average American could own a car. Today all Ford prices are itffl low—with the price* of the 60-horaepower Ford V-8 $30 to $60 lower than tho*e of any other car of comparable «lze. But with Ford, "low price" doesn't merely, mean low figures on the price tag. It means much more than that. It means low prices and low costs all the car's long life. Low prices for service — for parts — and, above aU, for operation. Both Ford V-8 engine sbes are economical to operate. The 85 horsepower gives greater gas* oline mileage this year than ever, and the "60** delivers the highest mileage In Ford history. Private owners, cab companies, fleet operators all report that the "60" averages from 22 to 27 miles per gallon of gasoline. Cheek and see how much Ford saves yon. Ford Founded (ho Low-price Field Font ftops That Field Low-priced Today Ford V-8 Prices Begin at $ 529 AT DIAKSOIM rACTOKY. TtANSPOITATION CHAI0IS, «TAU AND HDIKALTAXU UTIA This price is for ike 60-hp. Coupe equipped with trout »nd rear bumper*, tpare tire, horn, wbuUhUld wiper, ran visor, glove comportment and MB tray. Ford Fbuuw0 Plan* of Credit Co. KENT MOTOR CO, Phone 434 ytftfestfet FORD SALES AMD SERVICE Algona, Iowa »3g"**»'*^^ BARRY'S BEER IS BEST

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