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The Algona Upper Oes Moines, Algona, Iowa, June 17,1937 Algona tapper 31e* jftoines: 9 North Dodge StrMt JT. W. HAGGARD A ft. B. WALUBR, Publfetien Bnt«red as Second Class Matter at the Postoffice at Algona, Iowa, under act of Congress of March 3,1879 Issued Weekly Member lows Press Association SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSStTTH CO.! One Tear, in Advance $1.50 Upper Des Moines and Kossuth County Advance In combination, per year $2.50 SUBSCRIPTION RATES OtJTSIDE KOSSUTH One Tear in advance $2.50 Upper D»s Moines and Kossuth County Advance in combination, per year $4.00 ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per inch 35c Want Ads, payable In advance, word - 2« "Let the people know the truth and the coun- I try In safe."—Abraham Lincoln. ALGONA NEWSPAPERS PRAISED Recently, one of the outstanding newspaper publishers of the northwest, after hearing of the local publishing plan, now known in newspaper circles as "The Algona Plan", and seeing copies of the local newspapers, said he believed that Kossuth county had the "best semi-weekly newspaper publishing idea in the United States." While those of us on the newspaper naturally feel flattered, the compliment passes right on back down the line to every link in the newspaper chain. First of all, the idea of semi-weekly newspaper service is something that was new. and took a little time to understand. But it is now quite fully understood, and welcomed as a matter of fact, by about three out of four homes in the trade territory. The subscribers of this paper, who by their loyal support and prompt subscription payments, help us to put out a better paper. Our merchants, who think in terms of friendly interest in the well-being of the paper, help us to do a better job with their advertising support. Newspapers are not public utilities in the strict sense of the word, but they come pretty close to that important position in community life. GETTING A REAL BLACK EYE Whether their super inflated egos will let them know it or not, both Adolf Hitler and Benlto Mussolini, world's No. 1 dictators, are getting a very black eye in the world at large, outside of their own countries. It is difficult for us who live in a democratic country like America to understand how intelligent races—German or Italian—can stand for the Hitler- Mussolnil type, but they do. Mussolini seems to have a little more on the ball than does Hitler, but they both are a menace to the peace of the world and every human being under their domination. Their repeated Intervention in Spain has focused world attention in a most unfavorable light on both of these men. Should war come, it is a safe bet that most of the nations of the world will promptly be lined up against both Italy and Germany. Hitler and Mussolini should read a good book on The Creation of Public Opinion." They have • • « . • «wfcA IM WMl^llMW fthmiw *|A*W* n^Aml^ behind them, but they have failed miserably to do anything but impress the rest of the world with their great egos, their threat to peace and their out-of-date theory of "rule by force." that way. It was only after an athlete had appeared in a contest with a champion that he could attain enough prestige to force the local commissions to admit him on his merits. * * * Slt-Downers Left Without Job* Northwood Anchor:/ That was a sort of a joke an Arizona contracting company played on some sit-down strikers recently. The company's work was such that it did not have to be rushed along, so when the workers decided to quit, the company shut up shop, locked the gates and doors and left the strikers sitting out on the hot desert with no jobs left. They had to stop sitting down in order to get up and hustle around for new jobs or find ways of getting out of the neighborhood. And in the east a group of strikers held out for ten days before learning that their employer had simply quit business the day after they first "sat down." • » • Should Have Been Hung Webster City Freeman: In sentencing the two youths, 17 years of age each, to life imprisonment who had entered pleas of guilty to the charge of murdering a school teacher who had given them a ride, Judge Hughes described the slaying as the most dastraly crime ever committed in South Dakota, adding: "Here you are, two young and intelligent boys who somewhere get the idea of living a' life of crime. If we had capital punishment as we ought to have—and would have if it were not for some of the unmitigated dunces the people sent to the legislature—perhaps you would hesitate." It does seem like putting an unfair burden upon the taxpayers to make them pay for the life,support of such specimens of humanity when they could be kept in the cemetery at very small cost. Moreover, when such types of degenerates are put in the cemetery they stay there. Besides, that sort of treatment to this type of criminals puts the fear of the law into the minds of others similarly inclined. Townsend Tests Have Same End Cedar Falls Record: The different "tests" of the Townsend plan, wherever made, have had similar results. In Chelan, Washington, in Greenfield, Massachusetts, and points between, it was found that the old people chosen for the experiments were always able to spend their $200 easily. But when the month was gone, the fund supposed to be built up by transaction taxes was invariably too small to carry on. A return of $20 on $200 is obviously not enough to continue the pension another month. Comment, unfortunately, concentrated on the spending phase of the scheme, and the happiness of the individuals who were able for one gay month to pay bills and buy a few longed-for luxuries. The revolving phase of the pension plan received less notice, just as it enjoyed less success. Yet that is the important point of the whole idea. Anyone, including the critics of the Townsend plan, would be glad to have old folks have all the funds they need and can enjoy, but means of assuring such a happy goal have not yet been discovered. The Millionaire Tax-Dodger Frank Trigg in Rockford Register: i( Within the past few days newspaper readers have been regaled with dispatches stating that the federal government has started action against John J. Raskob and one of the duPonts to recover taxes from them totaling some $3.000,000 for the year 1932, which they beat the government out of by some sneaking stock-sale-ai-a-loss ruse. If there is anything that is calculated to arouse the ire of the average citizen of moderate means, who has as much as he can do to meet the tax burdens which are assessed against him. It Is a spectacle of the kind just referred to— when those who waxed prosperous and wealthy under favorable conditions afforded here doing all in their power, by hook and crook, to sneak out of paying their fair share of the expense of running the government. OVER THE HILL TO THE POORHOfSE Among the many bills presented to the Congress is one that would limit the length of railway trains to 70 cars. The bill is urged as a safety measure, although two Federal courts have ruled that it is not. Once in awhile, not often, however, the rail- rends evidently have the good fortune to work freight trains up as big as 70 cars or more. Now, someone for some unknown reason, would prohibit more than 70 tars from running behind one locomotive in one section of a train. Passage of the bill would increase operating cost of U. S. railroads by some .?!i0.uOO.OOO a year. The railroads have been having a hard pull for many years now. Passage of a few more such rules and regulations as this one will certainly give them the final boost ovir the hill to the poorhou.se. FIDDLE: FIDDLE; WHO FIDDLED? With several of our brother Kossuth editors getting a full head of .steam up, as to .N'ero and what was happening while he fiddled, back in ancient Rome, we ask the (juestion: 'Who can prove that he fiddled at all.' It seems that all of the boys aie taking too much for granted. Probably some energetic Roman tablet seratcher leaily newspaperman* was looking for a .stoop, and hi.-, vivid imagination got the belter of him. But then, no argument like this is ever settled until we heat from Mr. Sperbeck, \vho no doubt ha.-i been going through his research department up at Swea City to find the right solution. We're waiting. Ray. The Duke is married; the King is Coronated. Now we can go to our graves contented and happy. " Marsfialltown Times-Republican: ' Republican Chairman Hamilton's wife sues for divorce. Well, seems like the republicans should stage a divorce or two to keep up with the democratic Joneses. Cedar Rapids Gazette: The nine old men have confounded their critics by ruling that there are social and economic problems for which solutions may be found within the constitution. Thompson Courier: Why doesn't Walter Winchell give us a confidential report on what President Koosevclt thinks of Senator Wheeler since this court fight started. Should Become Citizens The Pella Chronicle: Ouu of our bu.iine.ss men, who nrub-ibly does not \\ant hi:-: name mentioned, in order that he may keep peace in the community, suggested recently that our relief problem might be lessened by deporting all foreigners who do not become naturalized citizens within a period of live years, and m that way enable the government to take care of tile remainder. Without any reference Vo relief provisions, that would be a fine thing. Why fchould foreigners in any country insbt on all the privleges of citizenship without being ciuzens? In that way we may also gel rid of an undesirable element who aie no benefit to our country, but rattier a detriment to it. By ail means, deport them. * + * (.'rooketiueish in Wrestling Huniboldt Republican: The writer cf this has no definite knowledge of things pugilistic or in other sports at this time, but twenty years ago Champion Frank A. Golch outlined tne sports methods and setups of the larger cities', and they would surprise the average man. When (Jotch was breaking into the limelight aa a wrestler he found it impassible to get a bout v.ith anyone of prominence unless he would agree to be defeated—and keep his promise, he said. In practically all the larger cities ont: man or ar. organization had a license to conduct every athletic event held in the corporation. That meant that no wrestler, fighter or similar contestant could show in the city except under the a-ispiccs of the local management. Such men then usually adopted a local boy that they "built up" as a gate attraction. If it v.ao a wrestler the visitors had to agree to "lay down" to him so that tile local lad could it-tain his prestige. The home club also dictated the referee and he saw that the Visitor lost whether he really did 01 not. Sometime!) they would tie the visitor up m a written agreement to lose before they would let him appear. In this manner the home boya were Kept on toy iiiid UrtWL the crowds. There was more money Highlight of the week was undoubtedly the apology given Mr. Simpson by that Englishwoman who had slandered him . . . there uus news: « • v We see by the Spencer Reporter that scores for live of the Algona players were not posted after the recent Spencer- Algona tournament. Now what happened? • * * Bob Sell.Mrom should feel better now that an K hthylogi>t says that there is really little danger from .sharks, that is. unless you attack them first. And now we can gel out our littlo trunks and go down to the pool in perfect safety. « • * One of the most surprised women in Algona Ifrsl week must have been the one who, after eating dinner, had just left her place at the table when the if-ntcr of the ceiling plaster fell out and right into the spot she had just left. • « * And then there is the young fellow who had just tied the knot, and was accused bj his friends of painting a. "Just Married" -sign on his own car. • • • Which also brings to light a litlle story about another young man in the city who, we are told on good authority, mails himself letters, which he opens m the presence of his best girl . . . motive, jealousy. LAMENT OF THE WEEK: she's my girl but rne. Nobody thinks VG The MARCH OF TIME an, D. «. FAT. OFT. Prepared by the Editors of TIME The Weekly Newtmagasine Among recent conversations we've had with farmers from nearby places, they tell us thai farm help is as scarce to l.nd as rain in the Dakoitas 'until last Sunday i. One of them stated that he would have to give up horses arid go to a tractor to get his work done. What was that about unemployment? And then another one told us the story about the city fellow who was telling the farmer how he could fatten his> pigs a lot faster, etc.. etc., and save a lot of lime. "Wai", drawled Ihe farmer. "Time don'l make much difference to a pig-" • • • Art Cogley. depuly sheriff, appeased our curiosity about that picture of the fellow with chin whiskers, which hangs on the wall in the sheriffa on HI. He said that he understood it was one of Pinkerton boys, a brother of the Pinkerton that started the famous detective agency. Pinkerton was the first sheriff of Kossuth county, they say. Probably no news to old timers 1 , but news to some of us younger ones. • • • • When a bread truck from Mason City cracked up just north of Bancroft, last week, funniest sight was one of the loaves of bread sitting neatly ori a telephone wire overhead. « * • Famous Lust Line — Left uee now, huw long have they been married? * * • A biuiiU croud but noisy. FOREST vs. TREESWASHINGTON: Emerging from the White House after a two-hour conference with the President, Senate Majority Leader Joseph T. Robinson last week told reporters who asked about the President's bill for enlarging the Supreme Court: "The measure will be proceeded with and it is expected that action will be taken on it during the present session. Aside from the provisions that relate to the Supreme Court, other features of the bill are to be regarded as of vital Importance. It is felt that during the last few months some changes have occurred which modify the situation, but there still exists the necessity for the injection of new blood into the Court." Thus it was revealed that after four months' stubborn insistence on his original plan to enlarge the Court, Franklin Roosevelt was at last willing to compromise. To save face, he delivered at his press conference next morning a stern lecture on the need for judiciary reform, refused to say just what specific amendments to his Court bill he would accept—because, he said, tie was intersted, not in the trees but only in the forest. Unable, now that he had given in so late, to dictate a compromise, Franklin Roosevelt had to put the whole matter into the hands of Senator Robinson, trusting him to obtain the best terms available from a congress that had tired of angling for a compromise and had decided to let the Court bill die without action. Although in April a two-judge compromise might easily have been won; in June, after a long, embittering fight, it was no longer certain of acceptance. But just as an expectant mother commands a certain ethereal prestige above other women, so expectant Justice of the Supreme Court Joe Robinson has become since Justcie Van Devanter's retirement a sort of Super-Senator with a prestige all his own among his colleagues. With this and his new authority as the President's plenipotentiary, he went forth last week to see how many chestnut-Judges he could pull out of the fire-Senate. TAXATION & INDIGNATION- WASHINGTON : To Congress and the public President Roosevelt last week gave the evidence which had caused him to release a blast at wealthy tax-dodgers a fortnight ago—a 3.000 word letter from Secretary Morgenthau amounting to a short course in the art of tax- dodging as perfected by high-priced lawyers. Lessons:— Setting up personal holding companies in the Bahamas, Panama Newfoundland and other places from which tax money cannot be extradited; buying one-payment life insurance (from a Bahama company!, borrowing back the "payment" and claiming tax deductions for interest paid on the loan; establishing personal holding companies in the U. S.. which in spite of spec ial taxes still pays those who are righ enough; incorporating yachts, town houses, country estates, racing stables so that their operating losses can be claimed as deductions from income; borrowing money from personal holding companies to claim the interest as an income de- due lion; creating trusts for wife, children and relatives to divide family income and keep it out of the highest surtax brackets; taking wives and children into partnership for the same purpose; creating pension trusts, which pay reduced taxes, for the benefit not of ordinary employees, but of a few high officers of a company. To these 8 tax-dodging methods, which he classed as "moral fraud", Mr. Morgenthau added 3 others "which the law itself permits":— Claims for depletion by oil and mining companies, which are allowed as a deduction from income and prevent the Treasury from collecting up to $75,000,000 a year; dividing a husband's income with his wife in tax returns from states which have community property laws, thereby reducing individual surtaxes; the flat tax of 10% on U. S. income of nonresidents aliens. Quoting Justice Holmes' famed assertion that "Taxes are what we pay for civilized society", the President said: "Too many individuals . . . want the civilization at a discount ... A feeling of indignation on reading this letter will, I am confident, be yours, as it was mine . . .The issue immediately before us is the single one relating to the evasion or unethical avoidance of Harrison promptly proposed a resolution to create a joint committee (6 Senators, 6 Congressmen) to investigate tax-dodging, and, if necessary, authorize any Treasury em- ploye to conduct any part of the investigation, hold hearings, subpoena witnesses and records. Although passed by the Senate, the resolution had to be rewritten for the House so that Treasury officials could not hold public hearings, so that the right and responsibility of releasing headline scandal when the committee convenes next February would remain in congressional hands. WEEK IN CONGRESSWASHINGTON: The senate last week passed a bill authorizing the construction of six auxiliary vessels for the Navy at an estimated cost of $48,000,000. The House passed (326 to 44) the Administration's $1,500,000,000 Relief Bill; a bill extending ail mail routes some 3,000 miles; a bill extending for two years the "hot oil" law (prohibiting interstate shipment of oil produced in excess of state quotas); a bill extending the life of the 'Public Works Administration for two years from June 30, ensuring it $259,000,000 with which to carry out projects already approved (but not new projects). DEATH OF MOLA— MADRID, Spain: Dodging through thick patches of fog, high over the rolling mountains northeast of Surges, a twin-motored tepanlsh Rightist plane last week suddenly crashed into the mountainside, killed two officers, the pilot, the mechanic. Twenty-five yards away from the wreckage rescuers found the mangled body of still another officer wrapped in a worn tan water-proof coat, a general's sash around his waist. He was General Emilio Mola, 49, second in command of Spain's rebel forces. Because a gypsy had once told him he would die with his boots on. General Mola always took his shoes off in airplanes, was found last week in his stocking feet. One of the first to recognize the leadership of General Francisco Franco at the outbreak of Spain's Civil War, General M-jla had commanded practically the entire northern sector o! 'Rightist activity, was at the Urn-, of his death responsible not only for the seige of Bilbao but also for the seige ol Madrid. With no capable successor at hand, Generalissimo Franco split Mola's command, gave the Bilbao front to General Jose Fide Davilo; the Madrid, Aragon ant Soria fronts to bleary-eyed old General Andres Saliquet. At Burgos, Generalissimo Fran co led the funeral march through the streets while Rightist sympath- isers scattered rose petals from the balconies and a muted brass band played "Sueno Eterno" (Eternal Sleep). Meanwhile, as Basque officials in Leftist Bilbao snapped: "May God have mercy on his soul", their forces took advantage of Mola's death, counter-attacked viciously around Bilbao, regained much precious ground with heavy week Wednesday for a visit until Sunday with her daughter, Mrs. Clyde Brooks and family at Iowa Falls. Mrs. Tobias Mansager and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Berkland of Cyl- nder spent Sunday evening at the Melvin Mansager home west of Fenton. Melvin Mansager, Alfred Meyers, FJenry Mansager and Howard Schmidt spent from Friday evening to Saturday evening nshlng at Spirit Lake. Reader Comment To the Editors: In a recent Issue of your paper I note your correspondent has been interviewing a couple of farmers whose picture was taken evidently for the purpose of displaying a stock loading arrangement in connection with a set of scales erected on the farm. I have looked that article over with a view of determining who those people were shown in the picture. Your correspondent follows the t>eaten path and accepted course in relating the activities of people's ives. The material gains are recorded but not often is reference made to social and community values. I have wondered whether It was worthwhile for me to mention this chronic omission In write ups of people in current newspapers. I am well aware that neither of the parties represented In the picture would knowingly divulge or take credit for any act of benevolence or neighborly kindness to which they or their family had been the Good Samaritan. I am taking the liberty of using the name of the Ricker Brothers without their knowledge or consent My excuse lies in resentment at the common practice of extolling material progress and Ignoring the spiritual values. By spiritual, I mean that inner prompting which compelled the Sood Samaritan to assist first, and then say, "Whatsoever else is needed I will repay." Inheritance is the natural talents with which nature endows existing laws The example of successful tax-dodging by a minority of very rich individuals breeds efforts by other people to dodge other laws. I am confident that the Congress will wish to enact legislation at this session specifically arid exclusively aimed at making the present tax structure evasion-proof." In the Senate, Mississippi's Pat losses to the Rebels. Back in Gibraltar after a hurried trip to impoverished Italy, colorful Spanish Capitalist Juan March, one time tobacco smuggler and chief civilian backer of General Franco's armies, last week loudly reassured nervous Rightist supporters with the statement that he had authorized General Franco to spend $1,800,000,00 "subscribed abroad"—by whom Juan March would not say. FENTON HEWS L/eona Kellogg of Gait is visiting at the F. C. Kluss home. Mrs. F. H. Bonn and daughter, Mary Ann were EmmeUburg visitor,-* Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Holldorf and family visited relatives and friends at Haifa Sunday. Mrs. W. R. Wolfe .and daughter, Edith, and Mrs. T. N. McFall were Emmetsburg shoppers Friday. A number of Fenton ladies went to Estherville Friday to attend Friends Missionary day meeting. Mr. and Mrs. Kern Elerick of Alta spent Sunday with the uuter'b parents, Mr. and Mr*. L. J. Weu»- brod. Henry Fender and a Mrs. Johnson and daughter, Mae, of Ringsted spent Sunday at the John Espe home. Ten members of the Fenton M. B. Aid society attended a Burt Ladies' Aid guest day meeting in Burt Friday. R. M. Bahnson of Kirksville, Mo., spent Saturday night and Sunday with his brother and sister, Dr. and Mrs. B. K. Bahuson. Mrs. John Light will leave thi* HIDES WOOL Top Market Prices Paid for Hides and Wool Joe Greenberg man. Environment is the training which natural endowment receives. Of German descent, the mother of the Rlcker family, long since dead, was endowed with that quality .peculiar to motherhood, which gives constantly yet is enriched by the giving. Her children, endowed with her talents and shielded by home environment, have grown to represent the best in neighborly co-operative helpfulness. Liberal contributions to social and religious causes, their gifts are real gifts and not social advertising. The influence of such citizens on the lives of others is lasting and represent the value of the citizen, while material values fluctuate, disperse and are lost. —S. H. IMTNUTT. RW.POST Dray and Transfer Storage of all kinds Long distance hauling. Every load Insured against loss or damage. Bqutflped t» do iH kinds of draylng and battling. Read The Want Ads—II Pays. -' •isbw, , v SEAL BROS. GORGEOUS GIFT TO ALL MAMMOTH FREE STREET PARADE AT NOON ALGONA Wed. June 3Oth SHOW GROUNDS, WM. DURANT PASTURE PERFORMANCES AT 2 AND 8 P. M. POPULAR PRICES "WHAT A DIFFERENCE JUST A FEW DOLLARS MAKE I" PRICED BUT A UTTIE ABOVE THE LOWEST •"^^^^^^^••'•^^'•'^^•^^•••••••••••i ii. 1.1.ii i. Hoenk Motor Service West of the Court House

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