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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, May 27, 1937
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The Algona Upper Pea Moines, Algona, Iowa, May 27,1937 er 9 North Dodge Street J. W. HAGGARD & R. B. WALLER, Publishers Entered M Second Class Matter at the Postofflce at Algona, Iowa, under act of Congress of March 3,1879 Issued Weekly Member Iowa Press Association SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO.: One Tear, In Advance $1-80 Upper Des Moines and Kossuth County Advance In combination, per year ..$2.80 SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Tear In advance _ - $2.60 Upper Das Moines and Kossuth County Ad-' vance In combination, per year $4.00 ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per Inch 35c Want Ads, payable in advance, word - 2e "Let the people know the truth and the country Is safe."—Abraham Lincoln. COMMENCEMENT TIME This week, more rosy-hued verbal paintings are being unleashed upon the heads of high school seniors, and their respective parents. The world Is an oyster, waiting to be opened. Go, and do so Immediately. To be frank about the matter, the outlook for high school seniors is anything but bright. There are not enough Jobs to go around as it is; somebody is going to be left out And most unfortunate of all, there is some doubt as to the equipment which many of the high school seniors have acquired during their 10 or 12 years In school, towards making a living, and meeting the readjustments of the world. The hard worker, is the exception to the rule in high schools. Most of the students can pass uneventfully right through high school, getting by with fair marks, taking perhaps a little interest in one or two outside activities, and spending the rest of the time In moving picture theatres, the family car, or what not Is there something fundamentally wrong In the manner In which high schools operate. Where is the gleam of desire for further knowledge in the eyes of graduating seniors? Where is the honest desire for study and achievement In the world? Where is the maturity that one expects at 18 years of age, at least In days gone by? Where is the thirst for battling the problems of life, of business or college? The problem In arithmetic ot the week I* this: If it takes CM two hours to move from one end of a 18 foot bar to the other end, how long will It take him to walk home, when he lives 10 blocks from the bar? * * * Our scoots report that Ralph Miller, Fred Kent, Joe Lowe and Fred Tlmm are as good a quartet of fishing representatives as Algona could send Into the woods and streams of Canada . . . Fred K. wins the driving championship . . . Joe Lowe wins the guide championship . . . Ralph wins the fishing honors . . . and Timm wins the dishwashing crown. * * • Jesse Bonar says there are two Green Rivers— one in Wyoming and the other in the liquor store. Well, Jesse, we'll have to yield to the verdict of the law, regarding that Green River ordinance, but refuse to take your word for the other Green River. * » * Believe It or not! John Haggard shot a 49 on the local course last Saturday afternoon. Maybe the presence of the press unnerved him. For a while on the eighth tee, we thought John was try- Ing to hit the engineer In the freight train that had stopped down in the Algona yards. * * • Birthdays during the past week Included those of Elizabeth Nugent and G. D. Shumway. We don't know about Elizabeth, but G. D. celebrated his by a continuation of the open state of war that exists between himself and all the dandelions In his front yard. John D. Rockefeller, dead at 97. Well, he leaves prevent: Public recognition of hia wedding: the Duke of Kent as best man; recognition of Mrs. Warfield as a "royal" duchess, entitled to be called Her Royal Highness and addressed as Madam or "Ma'am"; the Duke's return to Britain In the not too distant future, and a chance to "make himself useful" to the Empire. At first determined that no member of the Royal Family should attend the wedding, definitely set for June 3. the Government later agreed that the Duke of Kent might attend if he happened to he passing through France on a visit to his wife's brother-in-law. Prince Paul of Yugoslavia, but still insisted that he should not act as best man. dealt with the work among the Spanish speaking people in the U. S. Mrs. Irvin Chapman g»ve a report of the lecent preshyterial meeting in Glidden. Closing day for the Lutheran church day school is today (Thursday) and to observe it properly a picnic is being held at the City Park. A program of entertainment and games has oeen planned. This has been n. successful year for the school with thirty-nine in attendance under the direction of teachers, Erwin Koch and Elmer Wehr- spann. Mr. Wehrspann is planning on continuing his work in the Theological Seminary at Springfield, 111., next year, so will not be back next fall. The MARCH OF TIME no. O.S.PAT, art. Prepared by the Editors of TIME The Weekly Newsmagazine Seneca, Swea City Pupils Competed Seneca: The Seneca high school girls and junior high girls and boys' kittenball teams met the three Swea City kittenball reams Friday. Seneca won all three games. Kenneth Bollig and Bud Paulsen took the players to Swea City In their school busses. LOBBYISTS- WASHINGTON—As a sub-com- besldes his own personal business fortune, a host of I mlttee o f the Interstate Commerce philanthropic charities to give him a permanent memorial. He will be remembered, not so much for his dominance of the Standard Oil Co., but for those humane and charitable gestures for which he was so well known. There's a moral in that little story, too. • • • Milton Krook, an attorney, has petitioned to have his name changed. • • • And that fellow Younghusband In Chicago was found not guilty of breach of promise. • • • Last week, with the paper on the press, we discovered that Brother Ray Sperbeck of the Swea City Herald had sent us a cut of the Swea City basketball team from last winter, instead of the baseball cut as requested. A hurried trip during the noon hour to Swea procured the right cut Al- High schools today are much like cement mix- gona city carrier subscribers of the paper got the - • *~ ""—-^ cut O f t h e basketball team with baseball outlines— the rest of the list, general delivery and rural, got the right cut How many local folks noticed the mistake? Ray was really disturbed by the mistake, but we hope he doesn't lose any hair over It—because he can't stand to lose much more. ers only their products are not as sturdy. They grind and grind, and the mixed products, all more or less alike, come pouring out of the runway on graduation day, without even the surface of their brains, In many cases, having received a real, deep •cratch. Commencement Day la a very good name, however, for the occasion. GARNER—THE JAIL-LESS CITY Paper matches are all right, but they make poor toothpicks. Early to rest, and early to rise, Will keep your son from wearing your ties. Committee last week was considering unfavorably a bill to require railroads to permit blind men's dogs to travel with them on trains, down the bare corridors of the House Office Building wherein they met padded an alert young German shepherd dog named Rex, a harness with a thick hand-grip buckled around his shoulders. To the grip clung Rex's master, Dr. Harry P. Claus of Arlington, Va., a consulting engineer blinded In airplane crash three years ago. Opposing the bill under discussion by the sub-committee was R. V. Fletcher, counsel for the Association of American Railroads, who argued that there was no need to fix one more onerous law on railroads, that they were glad to do of their own free will what the bill proposed. The sub-committee's Chairman Alfred L. Bulwlnkle of North Carolina and his colleagues were Inclined to agree. Then Dr. Claus and Rex walked in. Eloquently the young engineer told of the months of training which he and Rex had undergone together at the famed Seeing Eye BULL-oney of the week: "I'm tired of all this publicity," Dizzy Dean says. FamotM La*t Line (contributed by MM West): low* nun slot Where would I be to- * When Hancock county recently had to find a place to lodge a murder suspect, they naturally turned to Kossuth county, with lt» fine old Jail of enviable reputation, where not more than once in every three or four years prisoners escape by kicking out the wall of prying off a window or sawing a *"'B«t what pus^M us, u w» rtt la our editorial „ dm*. 11 It weren't Ior thete solltud«, and ponder the woes of the world, is'why - J *Corner has no Jail. Garner U large enough to have a Jail, and with all Hancock county to pay for it, should surely have one. There Is something about a Jail that gives a town a certain position In the surrounding territory. When you hear that "so and so was taken Institute in Morristown, N. J. Most railroads, he conceded, had indeed been willing to let him and Rex travel together, but one had forced them both to ride In a baggage car. As he talked, Rex, with even more eloquence, was thumping his bushy tall on the green committee- room carpet. Seeing Eye dogs, declared Rex's master were taught always to be friendly with everyone untoM commanded otherwise. — lably Rex rose, stalkeiT up to clothing upon entering, shower before leaving . GREAT DAY IN THE MORNING LONDON—In London slums and swank mansions, in suburban villas and fine hotels, "Coronation" was the word most often on every lip one drizzling night last week as Greater London's 8,000,000 Inhabitants and at least 1,500,000 visitors from the provinces, Dominions, Colonies, and almost every country in the world, prepared for England's 37th Coronation since William the Conqueror. • • • Squatting on a sand-bin in Whitehall, 62-year-old Mrs. Heggs from the Isle of Wight shelters her sandwiches, cigarets and a bottle of wine under her umbrella, declares: "I'm used to these all-night waits. I sat up for 24 hours to watch his father's Silver Jubilee procession. I claim to be the first arrival on the Coronation procession route." On Victoria Embankment at dawn 40,000 school children In maroon, green and blue berets swarm Into their places, as 6-year-old Peter Suffren, his chest bedecked with tin medals, clutches a bottle of milk and a bag of potato chips, Mr. and Mrs. ,T. 3. Drinnan nnd Ralph spent Sunday with frieml.i in Hollandale, Minn. Mr. and Mrs. Jens Petersen and sons spent Friday evening at the Clarence Saxton home. Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon Merrill and sons spent Sunday nt the Jay Saxton home near Fairmont. The Seneca N. R. G.'s club rtv!t at the home of their leader. Mrs. Jens Petersen Saturday afternoon. George Johnson, who is suffering with a bad case of Malta fever is In the Wohnke hospital In Bancroft. Rev. Brownlee, Baptist pastor of Swea City delivered the baccalaureate sermon in Seneca Sunday evening. The Rlngsted quartet sang two songs. The freshmen and sophomore classes and the high school teachers of the Seneca school held a picnic at the river north of Seneca Thursday afternoon after school. NOTICE PEPSI-COLA CONTEST All who have entered this contest will please notify us by post-card or letter, stating the number of Pepsi-Cola labels or bottle caps you have. Winners will be notified to send In all bottle caps nnd labels so that an accurate covint can be made. Letters or post-cards must be In on or before May 31, 1937. Do not send in your labels or bottle caps unless we notify you. Fort Dodge Bottling Works Fort Dodge, Iowa 21 LUVERNE NEWS Garner is full of clvlc-minded Individuals, Including Lawyer Hastings and Drugman Free, both ex-Algona boys, who should get behind a worthy purpose such as building a fine, new Hancock county Jail. Surely, no further words should be necessary to spur on Editors Williams and Clark, who for the time being can campaign for a new Hancock Jail instead of each other's scalps- GOOD LUCK, MR. FORD The C. I O. organizers are now opening up on the industries of Henry Ford, In their efforts to get the working men of the entire automobile Industry under their thumb. If they succeed—and they probably will—they will have the entire industry, employers and employees alike, at their mercy. And for the employees, they will have a nice chance to take thsir "cut" In the payrolls consistently, from union dues. (Note-^John L. Lewis recently purchased a home In Washington, D. C., near the White House. It Is even finer than the home recently purchased by Andrew Mellon). Henry Ford has been a credit to the employing class of America, taking everything as a whole. He may have made mistakes, or there might have been instances of unfair treatment of labor. It is to be expected in Industries employing large numbers. But Henry Ford's wages, working conditions, and interest in the well being of the men working for him, has consistently been good and sincere. He has erected model villages for his workmen to live in, kept his factories top notch in safety and health conditions, and his wages have led the automobile industry. His reward will probably be to have his plant employees vote to join the C. I. O. EDWARD ENTILED TO GET MAD If someone called you a sissy, even in maturity, your honest indignation would know no bounds. And when some heartless reported cooked up a story about Edward, or the Duke of Windsor, knitting his sweetie, Mrs. Simpson, a sweater, it made him so mad he went out and played a furious game of golf. There should be some law that would prohibit digging up such stories, or rather grabbing them out of thin air and popping them into papers all over the world. That's the kind of thing that may bring readers to a paper, but it raises cain with the attitude of many folks toward representatives of the press in general. And if Edward, who says he didn't knit Mrs. Simpson a sweater, dug up a few divots in that game of golf, we don't blame him. Deaths From Alcoholism Decreasing D. M. Register: The census bureau reported on Thursday that deaths from alcoholism average 2.6 per 100,000 population in 1035 as compared with 2.9 in 1834, 4 in «i8 and 8.8 in 1916. Henry Ford and the Unions Webster City Freeman: Henry Ford is bantering union leaders to show what they can do as factory operators. He doesn't seem to fear the competition they would give. In the course of an article on his viewpoint of labor, Mr. Ford says: 'If union leaders think they can manage an automobile factory better than we can. and pay better wages under better working conditions than we can why don't they build a factory of their own and' show us up? They have the capital—they have all the money they need and a lot more. The country is big; they have the men; and think of all the union customers they would have!" • • • Drinking Alcohol for Medicine Northwood Anchor: Distillers have been warned, it is reported, that they must not advertise its alcoholic liquor as creating "bright, keen minds." The Marshalltown Times-Republican calls attention to an angle which not a few can appreciate. The T.-R. says: "But 'jever meet up with a stewed user who didn't know all about everything, and doesn't the patent medicine advertising guarantee complete cures of all human ills from constipation to catalepsy or your money back?" Some of the older Anchor readers can well remember when good church members and enemies of the demon rum used to swear by a certain popular patent medicine as making them "feel so much better and so much more lively after a couple of spoonfuls." But the pure food law afterwards forced the patent medicine concern to print on its labels: "Alcoholic content not over ninety per cent." * • * Eliminating The Bootleggers Anamosa Eureka: Bernard Manley, chairman of the liquor commission, states that Iowa is the lowest of the wet states in the per capita consumption of hard liquor. This is good news and the best argument for the state store system we have heard. The 18th amendment was passed to further temperance and nearly wrecked this country with bootleggers. The state store system has eliminated the bootlegger except the alcohol bootlegger. There is still considerable spiking of soft drinks with alcohol bought from the bootlegger as the state stores do not handle alcohol. We still contend if the state stores would handle alcohol they would eliminate the last of the bootleggers. It may take a generation to eliminate spiking but at least the spiker would get pure alcohol. We can not see any reason why the stato stores should not handle alcohol. The liquor commission contends that alcohol is not a beverage. Maybe so, but there is a powerful lot of it drun.i over in this section, and practically all of it comes from the bootlegger. Why not be sensible and let the state stores handle it. Open Saloon*? Bah! Bali! Lyon County Reporter: The Iowa legislature has decided that lowans will have no open saloons— at least for another two years. And that decision, undoubtedly, adds two more years to the life ot "hard likker" in this state. Iowa had prohibition before many other states in the Union on account of the fact that lowans became disgusted with the open saloon. And history can repeat itself—believe it or not. Iowa's liquor stores have not as yet fallen into general disrepute. Possibly they never will. But Iowa's open salooiiu are still fresh in the memory of many persons; they're still waiting for another crack at them, in a voting booth, and the chances are good that they would outlaws their products at the same time. Fletcher, stuck out his paw. Grinning, the railway counsel unbent and shook the paw. While unseeing Dr. Claus continued his plea, the I3-month-old dog rolled over on his back, waved his paws, swished his tail. Dr. Claus stopped talking, unleashed the dog. With a bound Rex leaped to Chairman Bulwlnkle, licked his hand, his chin, then made a circuit of the room, pawing congressional knees, shaking congressional hands. After a final shake with Chairman Bulwinkle's daughter, called in from the next office. Rex returned to his master, nuzzled his knee. "The subcommittee," twinkled Congressman Bulwlnkle, "will favorably report this bill." BIASED BULLS?— BEZIERS. France—In the sleepy southern French city of Beziers last week were billed Spain's three matadors: Marcial Llande, Domingo Orega, Manolo Bienvenda. But because Beziers is stalwartly proletarian and the bulls came from a part of Spain held by Rightist General Franco, Beziers "Aficionados" booed, hooted, threw bottles, did not allow the "corida" to go on until the manager shouted that bulls' dislike ot red is instinctive, not intellectual. NEW MINT- WASHINGTON—Although all U. 8. paper money is printed in Washington and U. S. Mint Director Nellie Tayloe Ross has her office there, no coins have been minted in the U. S. capital. But last week Washington became a mint city like Philadelphia. Denver and San Francisco, when Mrs. Ross dedicated its new $1,000.000 white granite mint, built like the legendary San Francisco hillside cow (5 stories in front. 3 behind) and covering a city block bounded by Buchanan, Hermann, Webster and Duboce streets. Squatting on the scalped dome of live rock which made that block a real estate liability until the Government took it, Washington's box- shaped mint has 175 steps leading up to its huge sliding bronze front door, decorated with has relief dollars two feet wide. A storage and assay depot as well as a mint, the new building began last week to receive some $100,000.000 in gold and silver from the smoke-stained old San Francisco mint at Fifth and Mission. The two storage vaults. 48x78 and 20x52 ft., are equipped with triple- locked doors, wired with microphones so a central guard room hears every sound in the vaults. Trucks enter the mint through an anteroom guarded by a pair of steel portcullis doors of which only one can be opened at a time. Corridor corners are mirrored so guards can see around them. A fan system sucks all waste air and sifts it for gold dust. All waste materials except sewage aro burned on the premises, gold dust recovered. Employees must change says: "I wish I had a princess for a girl." A curly-haired urchin drops his 3-penny Coronation mug. It breaks, he sobs for his mother, and kind bystanders give him much more than three pennies. Sniveling, he moves away, Into another street to repeat the racket. The route Is now lined with sold_, their button* * last pol- •rtfr ,"•-'- cuffs. Out of the corner of his mouth one of them says to an old lady in the crowd: "Why don't you join the Army, Ma? You'd get a better view . . ." The morning advances, still rainy. A haughty Duchess, stiff as a ramrod, munches a sandwich In her car as it proceeds tortuously to the Abbey, scene of the Coronation. U. S. Ambassador Blngham, his legs spindly below satin knee-breeches, and his wife, Imposing in silver- embroidered white lace, emerge from the U. S. Embassy. The Aga Khan, head of India's Moslems, steps out of his hotel with his slim French wife. He is enveloped in what looks like a fancy nightshirt . . . Pitch black, bejewelcd Alake of Abeokuta ("Under the Rock"), ruler of one of the largest tribes in West African Nigeria, ts escorted to his car by a servant holding a tasseled state umbrella as big as a tent. At the Abbey, the 89-year-old Duchess of Hamilton, an antl- vivlsectionist, twitches the robe trimmed with artifcial fur that she bought for the Coronation of George V. The service begins. Concealed but handy-by in one of the Abbey's first-aid stations is a straitjacket, in case someone goes cuckoo during the ceremony. Through oil the long morning, no one does, but six-year old Princess Margaret Rose is bored. She squirms, vainly searches the prayer bonk for pictures. She sticks a filler in her eye, pulls her ears, tickles Sister Elizabeth, who shakes her off with great dignity. Margaret Rose then swings her legs, scratches her hair, yawns, puts her elbow on the front of the box, rests her head on her arm. Queen Mary at last quiets her with a pair of opera classes to peek through. That night at 8, with London's millions back in their homes or celebrating in public places. King George VI ends the great day with a fireside talk: "It is with a very full heart I i,peak to you tonight. The Queen and I will always keep in our hearts the inspiration of this day. May we ever be worthy of the Among out of town people who attended commencement exercises here last week Wednesday were Mrs. Geo. Stoddard, Renwlck, the Frank Greens, Forest City, the Geo. Kabeles, Goldfleld, the Hugh Colwells, Algona, and the Dr. Bad- deleys, Williams. The Grant Jennings, who have lived In the LuVerne-Llvermore community for the past 19 years, moved to their farm on the northeast outskirts ot Eagle Grove last week. They will continue to operate the farm where they have lived, the Fairish family occupying the house. The Presbyterian Missionary so clety met Tuesday evening at th home of Mrs. F. I. Chapman. Lot tie Mason led the lesson which 3*1 MINNEAPOLIS VWton to Minnc«pohi prefer the Andrews tccwM K combine* the wen being (routed by comfortable torroundiitsf, fl«wle»i service «nd taty food with the opportunity of tying hi the center of butincii, shopping and •muiemcnt •ctivitici Complete Garage Facilities Theodore F. Stelten -Monaqer Rates from ANDREWS HOTEL 4TH STREET AT HENNEPIN AVE. BUT FORDSIN V.8 .noln... •» eo *' quiet. »esponslT». Low..* F..'* P' lo « l history. tiurr ^ IFTHETKHM WHAT FOKD OWM& KNOW! „. d»^ -U.1 *•*» Ail steel- constiuotlon. •.•"•"•.i-sKcr twowsys. goodwill which I am [>roud to think fc.iirounds us at the outset rf my ie : gn. I thank you from my heart, and may God bless you all." HOVAI. MADAM— CANNES, France—Telling news- hawks of the dinner and card party at the Chateau de Cande on Coronation night. Herman Rogers. faithful U. S. frit-nil of the Duke of Windsor and Irs tiance>.-—who last week officially became known as Wallis Wai-Held instead of Mrs. Simpson—declared: "We all had a swell time last night." Revealed a few days later was a stiff three-cornered light behind the scenes between the British Government, the Royal Family and the Duke, who, with his allies limited to Queen Mary and the Duke and Duchess of Kent, was demanding what the Baldwin Government was doing everything in its power to EMy . M n, dutch (on th."88 ) Body low." -sassa" FORD V-8 Phone 434 »OOO.OO.OCOOOOO^^0.O»OAOOO.O^J>,<X>.OO^O.OOi*«O^^.OAO0.O£«a KENT MOTOR CO. FOED SALES AND SERVICE Algona, Iowa BARRY'S BEER IS BEST

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