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The Algona Upper Des Moines, Algona, Iowa, May 20,1937 t t» ».„„ 9 N * orth Dod *« Street 3. W. HAGGARD St R. B. WALLER, Publishers Entered as Second data Matter at the Postofflce at A, Iowa, under act of Congress of March 3,1879 Issued Weekly Member IOWA Press Association SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO.: One Tear, In Advance $1.50 Upper Des Moines and Kossuth County Advance In combination, per year $2.60 SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year In advance „ $2.60 Upper DM Motnes and Kossuth County Advance In combination, per year $4.00 ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per inch S5c Want Ads, payable In advance, word 2e "Let the people know the truth and the coon- try Is safe."—Abraham Lincoln. HELIUM AND HYDROGEN The world absorbed more knowledge about helium and hydrogen after the Hindenburg disaster, In all probability, than all the physics and chemistry Instructions of colleges will be able to get across in the next 10 years. And the United States, practically sole producers or rather owners of helium, non-explosive, llghter-than-alr substances, is getting some criticism for failing to allow foreign nations to use U. S. helium Instead of hydrogen In balloons, zeppellns and similar,craft. . Despite the terrible disaster to the hydrogen-filled Hindenburg, there seems little reason why United States, with the exception of such as may be normally required for medical practice, should be expected by the world to ship out the valuable product or relinquish its monopoly. If this nation is so fortunate as to have quantities of helium which nobody else possesses, we take the mercenary and unneighborly attitude that we should keep all our helium to ourselves. There has been unlimited talk about peace; we as a nation really want peace where other nations are seemingly very hypocritical on the cubject. There are a few things that we can do to try and prolong peace. One is to refuse to ship to other nations the products which go to make war passible. These include money, materials of war such as munitions— and second materials whiich might be used for war, such as helium. Let us be consistent and sincere In our desire for peace. It Is not retarding progress to refuse exportation of helium, when helium-filled dirigibles could overnight be turned into mighty engines of destruction, and a menace to what little peace Europe has today. Canadian Official Han Backbone Anamosa Eureka: Up in Ontario, Canada, General Motors have an automobile factory. C. I. O. wished them to recognize their union so they called a strike. Premier Hepburn had notified the unions that Canada would not stand for a sit-down strike. So the men walked peacefully out of the building and started to picket the factory. The premier ordered 200 constables and the Canadian Mounties In there and told General Motors that Canada would protect their property If they had to organize an army. The premier said further he would not allow professional agitators from the United States or any other place to take possession of factories, destroy property, or interfere with the rights of the individual. If Governor Murphy of Michigan had taken the stand that the Premier of Canada has taken all this trouble would have been avoided. There is no question that sit down strikes are unlawful as they are the taking possession of the property of others without due course of law. We have every sympathy for labor as to working conditions, wages and hours, but the only thing involved in these sit down strikes in Detroit is recognition of the C. I. O. as the representative of labor. C. I. O. wishes to be the only arbitrator between labor and the employer. Governor Murphy, as you know, was appointed Governor of the Philippines by President Roosevelt and then was brought back to run for governor of Michigan in order to strengthen the Roosevelt ticket in Michigan. Governor Murphy eats, sleeps and drinks the wishes of President Roosevelt. We hate to think that the $450,000 that the Lewis Unions put Into the last democratic campaign fund are Influencing this situation, but we can hardly draw any other conclusion. * * * Labor Being Ruined by Agitators Webster City Freeman: Movie actors and other employees out at Hollywood threaten to go on a strike for various reasons, and some of them did. It was also threatened to start a boycott on theatres all over the country, establishing picketing lines. There is no justice In such a policy. Why should a theatre owner in a town like Webster Citj| be punished because there were labor troubles 1,600 miles away for which he was in no wise responsible? Since the sit-down strike fever broke out the public has been losing sympathy for organized labor, and organized labor needs public support more than It may think. If the strike is carried too far there may be such a revulsion of public opinion as will result in legislation hurtful to organized labor. That has happened in other countries and might happen here. * » • Should Auk McAdoo to Resign Humboldt Independent: The strange part of the supreme court argument as to age limit is to hear such senators as McAdoo from California who is seventy-five years of age, arguing that no man over seventy is mentally capable of serving on the supreme court. • • • Liquor Is Being- Eliminated Humboldt Republican: The anti-saloon league of America resolved for the complete elimination of alcohol as a beverage. It is a wonderful thought but utterly impossible. We might as well pass a law that no man shall think evil. PLEASURE MAD AMERICA Better times are most certainly here. They may be only temporary; but while they're here, It Is very evident that we Americans are going to have a real fling while we can. The Iowa state liquor stores are having unstinted prosperity. Take a look In any_of them on any Saturday night; the business is really "going to town." AmuMmenU of any and all eorU are proving veritable gold mine* for'their owners. Night clubs have sprung up like mushrooms; their owners and managers are rolling In "easy money." The epidemic of gigantic fairs and expositions is but the answer of cities and capital to the desire for fun. We will pay any price we can afford, to escape from the monotony in life, and to indulge in new pleasures. Beer tavern failures are practically nonexistent There is no particular moral to all of this. But the desire for pleasure certainly has a stranglehold on the nation. Perhaps the years of depression have wiped out of the national life many of the old ideas of economy, carefulness and planning for the future. So many folks saw a lifetime of saving cleaned out during those years; now they are going to have their fun as they can afford it. The future will take care of itself. But—we wonder; we wonder. SHE COULDN'T KEEP A SECRET Those of the more cynical-minded males will only say: "I told you so." President Roosevelt has, more or less, endeavored to now and then give women a look-in on government posts. His latest appointment was Mrs. J. B. Harrlman as American ambassador to Norway. And while F. D. R. was yanking a tarpon out of the Gulf of Mexico, Mrs, Harrlman unsuspectingly revealed to the world that the United States was angling for a reciprocal trade treaty with Norway—within three minutes after taking the oath of office. Mrs. Hnrriman will find that holding a position in the diplomatic service, and playing bridge, call for two entirely separate techniques. Republicans Not Dead Harlan News: C. C. Clifton, legislative reporter for the Dea Moines Register, alleges there were quite a number of strong men in the late session of Iowa solons at the capital. The strong man among the democrats, he says, was Lieutenant Governor John T. Valentine of Centerville. A strong republican was Representative D. W. Peisen He says there is a possibility there will be at least four republican candidates for governor in the next primary. Republicans are undoubtedly in the minority in the state or have been, but they do not seem to be as near possible extinction as a party, as some of their opponents seem to think— or hope. Ye«, Algona Has Some, Too forest City Summit: Along back a few years ago the Summit was criticized because this paper would not boost the so-called "home owners loans by that (government) agency. Newspapers were solicited for editorials and other publicity. People were urged to build new additions to their homes paint, make uunecesary repairs and even build porches whether there was any need for the improvements or not. In some communities there was an organized effort to induce such expenditures. Survey* were made and wheu the surveys i had been completed agents for dealers rushed to these peo- pTind induced many to make improvements hat ?ould have been very well skipped for the • Urn.. Thousands of these homes are now being taken by the government agency because of lack of ability of the owners to make payments. The first one In thl» county comes in the next term of court Who Said "Work?" Sac Sun: The "Over the Coffee" man remarks: t odd that In all President Roosevelts They tell as that there 1» an old city ordinance regulating the location of "privies" in the City of Algona, and that there are some of the old fashioned kind situated within two blocks of State street, despite the old law. fit into the "abundant life" idea of the New Deal It Bob Feller, young low* bey unAer to pitch for the Cleveland Indian*, ha* a glaa arm, as sports writers are claiming, then we'd say the $500 a week salary is about the highest price any glass will bring during the present year. You've heard the story about the fellow who lit a match to look into his gas tank. Well, Bill Runge didn't do quite that, but he did almost burn up his car. Ho dropped a cigarette under the front seat, lit a match to look for it, and the bottom of the seat caught on fire. He was handy to a fire extinguisher, however, and no serious damage resulted. * * * Anyone who has visited steel manufacturing plants, and seen the comparative squalor in which steel workers and their families live, wonders why in this day and age of Industrial adjustment, somebody doesn't get at the real source of the discontent Steel workers themselves, are paid an average wage higher than that paid in Algona. The trouble, though, is in the where and how they live. While even on moderate salaries, the Algona man has probably a pretty fair home, with a bit of ground, the steel worker usually lives in an unpainted house with no ground, or worse yet a tenement building. The air is filled with smoke, the kids play in the streets, conditions are cramped and conducive to anything but happiness. Give the employees good living conditions, which they earn money enough to afford, but which cramped city conditions will not or have not allowed, and much labor trouble will disappear. We'll have to revise that old saying about "give a man a full stomach and you'll find it hard to make trouble" to read "give a man a comfortable home" and we may have the answer to part of our labor troubles. We understand that D. Wane Collins, maestro of the Algona musical efforts in the public school, has finally hung a rock . . . it's the first rock he ever hung, too ... the little lady is one Myrtle Tu- laine, of Cowrie, Iowa, we are told. • • * Someone has suggested that the Coronation parade might make a good background for a moving picture . . . well, it might, but there wasn't a good tap dancer in the whole lineup. In Minneapolis a fellow thinks the court award given him in a fire insurance case is too small. He and his wife return to the court room every day to stare at the Judge. * * • Reports are that 150,000 Americans viewed the Coronation. If each one swiped a hotel towel—well, it's too awful to think about Did you notice the "overall war" going on but week in State street windows? Every time we walked down the street a few cents had been knocked off the price. • * * We once knew a fellow who read the dictionary through, taking pages at a time during his meals . . . his wife got a divorce. Chet Kurtz, Swift £ Co. manager here, was once All-City fullback in Milwaukee, Wis. * * * Our scouU report the uenlor banquet at the high school was full of vim and vigor, with Ted Chrischilles making quite a master of ceremonies . . . and a goodly number of items were popped back and forth that would make the Man About TOWJ'S mouth water. • * • Homer Tuttle thinks there la a good Samaritan around somewhere ... he dropped in to pay his subscription and found it had already been paid a year in advance. * • * Famous Laat Une-^Overhcard at the dub Fort Dodge): "I wiafc I wa» U ana know what I know now." GOV.KRASCHEL GREATSPENDER The MARCH OF TIME no. o. a. PAT. orr. Prepared by the Editor* of TIME The Weekly Newimagazlne BERRY PICKED- WASHINGTON—After 13 days of playing "Senator, Senator, who would be Senator?"^ Tennessee's Governor Gordon Browning last week picked big red-faced hairy- fisted Major George Leonard Berry to occupy the late Nathan Lynn Bachman's seat in the U. S. Senate until Tennessee's regular election next year. Conspicuous since the early day of the New Deal when he went to Washington to find a job with NRA and refused to accept any salary, Major Berry remained prominent by keeping up his pretensions to potency as keeper of the Blue Eagle's bones after the Supreme Court had beheaded it. Although he held the Imposing title of Coordinator for Industrial Co-operation, Big Businessmen knew him for a professional labor leader, shied away from bis conferences. And when he sounded off as chairman of Labor's Non-Partlsan League for Roosevelt's re-election last year, everyone knew that- the real power In the League was John L. Lewi'.,. But George Berry's political potentialities are not small. Orphaned at seven, he worked at everything from printing to prize fighting while most future bigwigs were in school or college, rose to eminence on his own hook. The first rule of every political orator Is to establish a bond with his audience, and George Berry can apeak to Labor as president, since 1007, of the International Printing Pressmen and Assistant's Union of North America; to, Business aa owner of the biggest color label printing print in the tT. S. (at RogersvIUe, Tenn.) owner of three newspapers, controlling stockholders of one bank and director of another; to Farmers as owner of the biggest farm (30,000 acres near RogersvIUe) in the U. S. Southeast. Hard-working Senator George Berry, who wasted no time In taking his seat last week, should prove a voluble rival of New York's Robert P. Wagner, as Champion of Labor, an appropriate sponsor of presidential bills for the regulation of wages and hours. KENTUCKY DERBY- LOUISVILLE—Whenever Trainer George Conway thinks there Is an especially promising race horse In 78-year-old Turfman Samuel D. Riddle's stable, white-haired Mrs. Riddle knits him a woolen pommel cloth. Latest beneficiary of this sentimental custom is three-year old War Admiral, under-sized son of famed Man O' War. As a two- year-old, War Admiral lost year won three races, finished second twice, third once. . Offsetting his speed and good blood, War Admiral was delicate, last winter showed signs of remaining the same size instead of growing as 2-year olds should. But a specially-knitted pommel cloth was by no means the only coddling he got Trainer Conway had him exercised just enough to give him an appetite but not enough to tire him. Instead of two meals a day he got snacks between meals and suppers at midnight whenever he appeared hungry Thus, by careful stuffing, little War Admiral's weight was raised 100 Ibs. over the winter and he managed to grow S inches taller than his 35 hands of last winter. Odds on War Admrial stood at 15-to-l until he won two rare* at Havre de Grace this spring, exhibiting in both his sire's famed trait of taking the lead at thu start keeping it to the finish. When he made his appearance at Churchill Downs last week for the Kentucky Derby, biggest U. S. horse race of the year, he was 9-t:o-5 favorite After delaying the derby 8 minutes by his peevish reluctance to stay in his stall, War Admiral took the lead at the start, kept it, crossed the finish line almost two lengths ahead of his nearest rival. Thus, Mrs. Riddle had the pleasure of knowing that her immmcl- kr.itting sentiment .'iad not been misplaced; Turfman Riddle, ill in Philadelphia, netted a $52,050 cash prize and a gold cup; and Trainer Canwa had the supreme satisfaction of knowing that his year's work had not only made delicate War Admiral bale and healthy, but a winner besides. Said Jockey Kurtsinger: "There was nothing to it." AUCTION- MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota- Special Master in Chancery Howard Strickland Abbott donned his black topcoat and grey fedora, picked up his brief case, left his third- floor office in Minneapolis' gloomy old Federal Building one morning last week to go to the Minneapolis & St. Louis Railroad yards. By court order, it was Mr. Abbott's duty to put the dllapitated 1,600- mile railroad on the auction block offering the road at the "main entrance of the division superintendent's office at the Cedar Lake Made $60,000 Selling Boar Pigs and Spent It On a Mansion frienda in hts home county and In the state of Iowa and adjacent states. He will give the state the very best service of which he Is capable. "But his lifetime work of selling bulls, boars and othsr bric-a-brac at prices sometimes mountain high has given his sense of economy a swat that makes it look like ft sweet pen. All the economy he will be able to use in the business of the state could not be noticed If It Alighted on the monument in our court house yard and crowed Its durndest. 3hops." There, on the second floor of the grimy yellow brick building, white-crowned old Master Abbott pulled out a bound document, adjusted his pince-nez, began to read aloud to himself. Since Mr. Abbott had tried to sell the railroad 16 times previously, he was not surprised that no one showed up for the 17th offering. Soon Mr. Abbott looked up from his document to announce to himself: "The sale can be adjourned by public onel announcement to rooms in the division superintendent's office." Then Mr. Abbott muttered: "Adjournment is now taken." Pick' ing up his brief case, he stalked Into the offices, hung up his hat and coat, got out more documents. With no one paying attention, he offered 14 parcels of property. At the end of each description Mr. Abbott said: "How much am I offered . ?"—paused—then remarked: "No bid." Finally he picked up his documents, returned to wait 60 or W days for the next auction, when he will do the same thing all over again. Minneapolis & 8f,. Louis went In to receivership in 1923, was order ed sold in 1929. Old bondholders have been unwilling to put up the cash needed to put through a reorganization. When RFC Chairman J. Jones prepared to partition the fallen carrier among other western railroads, communities along a 600- mile stretch slated for abandonment sought out their Congressmen who have blocked the Jones plan. Meantime, Mr. Abbott con- duota bis auction*—without buyers, alone. t{ ....... HINDENBEBG'S END— LAKEHURST, New Jersey: "It's burst into Flame!", shouted radio Commentator Herbert Morrison suddenly in the midst of a routine eye-witness account of the first 1937 arrival of the German transatlantic passenger dirigible "Hindenburg" at Lakehurst one evening last week. In 32 seconds, 'with smoke and flames enveloping the rear half of the ship, sweeping forward, shooting 500 feet skyward, the 803-foot "Hindenburg" dropped 300 feet to the ground, her steel girders twisted, the whole ship ablaze. Silhouetted against the holocaust as she fell, 1,000 appalled spectators could see the "Hindenburg's" passengers and crew dropping out of windows like peas from a colland- er. Struggling figures emerged from the blazing hulk, stumbled, rose, fell again in fiery suffocation or from broken legs, shock, concussion. Down on the slowest ones then smashed the enormous incandescent mass. Still out of the inferno crept struggling figures, afire from head to foot, some stark naked, their clothes burned away, their skin and flesh in sizzling tatters. Despite heroic rescue efforts by civilians and navy men of the Lakehurst ground crew who dashed headlong into the conflagration, crisped bodies pried from the wreckage next morning brought the death total to 11 passengers, 21 crew. Twenty-eight passengers and 49 crew-members miraculously escaped, many of them severe'.y burned and injured. Among the four more who presently died was advisory Captain Ernst Lehmann. and doctors gave Captain Max Pruss "a 50-50 chance to live." Inquiries by various authorities quickly discarded both sabotage (incendiary bullets) and static electricity as the origin of the spark that ignited the "Hindenburg's" hydrogen supply. In landing, airships usually valve (let out) gas through vents on top of the ship. Hence, a freak down draft might have wafted a whiff of gas into D "' engine sparks. But what- e the spark's origin, the tire pixjably meant the end of the use of hydrogen in passenger airships. Having read full reports from Lakehurst, Dr. Hugo Ecknener, whose life has been spent on the development of Zeppelins, announced: "There must be no more flying with hydrogen. We must make an about face. We must use helium." There lay the real cause of the "Hindenburg' disaster, for Germany has no helium. It is a U. S. monopoly, would cost Germany 30 times as much as hydrogen, give a 20% less payload efficiency. Sac Sun: It may have occurred :o some people that the principal arguments between Governor Kraschel and the legislature were brought about because the governor insisted upon spending more money than the legislature thought necessary. In these days when lower taxes still comprise quite a popular campaign Issue, some people may wonder at the governor's attitude. But the Harlan News-Advertser, Krns- chel's home newspaper, makes these interesting observations: "The trend of all the Information coming out of Des Moines is to the effect that—'The whole outlook is that the Kraschel administration will be the most expensive the taxpayers of Iowa have ever been called upon to support." "There can be no question about the governor's attitude toward expenditures, either public or private. He is a spender of his own funds, and being such, his tendency, no doubt, his practice, has been, and will continue to be, to spend every possible penny of state money over which he has the least possible measure of control. "The 'Colonel' Is all his neighbors call him, is a clever man, and a congenial one. He is an auctioneer by profession, and a good one. "The Colonel is possessor of the reputation of having earned a cool $60,000 during one fall and winter when Iowa and other mid-west states had gone plumb crazy over the production and sale of pure bred, high bred and thoroughbred live stock. And he Is reputed to have spent the whole bunch in erecting for himself and family the finest home in Harlan. "The writer has no personal grievance against the governor. 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