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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, August 5, 1937
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The Algona Upper Peg Molnea, Algona, Iowa, Aug. 6,1937 tie* 0 Noirth Dodge Sttwt J. W. HAGGARD * R. S. WALLBR, Publishers Bntered as Second Class Matter »t the Postofflee at AJfotta, low*, under act of Congress of March 3,1879 Is*tted Weekly Iowa Ptf»» Association SUBSCRIPTION BATES IN KOSSOTH CO.: One Tear, In Advance $1-50 tipper Des Molnes and Kossuth County Advance In combination, per year $2.50 SUBSCRIPTION RATES OtTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year In advance _ - $2.50 Upper DSB Molnes and Kossuth County Advance in combination, per year » $4.00 ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per Inch — —35c Want Ads, payable In advance, word -*e "Let the people know Hie troth and the coon- try to •sfe."—Abraham Lincoln. CELEBRATION "GAMBLING" f NDER FIRE Nearly every community in Kossuth county, including Algona. goes in for celebrations, starting during the harvest season and on through into fall. For many years the same type of games have drawn customers, and hundreds have spent their loose change trying to "beat the game." Very few Bucceeed. but they probably have a good time trying. The statement of U A. Winkel. county attorney, last week, following an editorial in The Titonka Topic was very clear and to the point Winkel said in effect that all gambling.'even the less vicious, is technically against the law. But in effect, if the communities sponsoring the celebrations wish to allow a few bingo games or what not to operate, that is more or less their business. The people put on the celebration, and it is their town, to handle as they see fit He added, however, as a good official, that any time any town finds unwelcome elements present it can call on his office for aid in prosecuting or removing the sore spots. Celebrations themselves are good for a community. Folks forget their troubles, and have a good time. They meet each other after a summer of hard work, perhaps for the first time in months. There is no necessity for them spending their money on "sucker" games If they do not care to. They are not forced into any of the games, but if they do play, they might just as well expect to lose, and do so cheerfully. There is no real defense for gambling, but it seems to be an inborn trait with all of us. Even the more sedate among the ladies, who would not consider playing some of the questionable games of chance or skill, will go Into a bridge game where prizes or money may be the stake, with all the enthusiasm of veteran gamblers. As a matter of fact we are all. more or less a nation of gamblers. We love It Winkel also pointed out that there are two types of gambling. One he termed "the more vicious" and the other "the less vicious." There can be no question but that all celebrations would probably be better off if "the more vicious" types were eliminated. But If one should remove the corn games, the penny pitch games, the blanket stands, a few similar type of games there would be little use in putting on a celebration—or going to one. The power to »ay what type of celebration a _ community shall have rests entirely In the bands of the community Itself; let us hope that all are conducted in such a manner that nobody will be offended, orgyped. nbout 20 votes against burying the bill. This is even ix worse defeat than President Wilson received with his pet bill of joining the league of nations. Now the President is out through his mouthpiece. James J. Parley, to get those senators who opposed the bill. The fact that they may wreck the democratic party in doing this means nothing to "Jim" for the President must have his way In spite of the wishes of the people as expressed In the vote in the Senate on this bill. It looks very much like Washington had picked Governor Kraschel to carry their banner against Gillette in the primaries. Governor Kraschel has always played ball with the administration and also realizes that his prospects of being reelected Governor are not so hot. The last election he sneaked in on President Roosevelt's coat tails with the narrow margin of about 2500 votes running much more than 100.000 votes behind the President. Then there were some county recounts that indicated that if the votes for Governor were recounted Kraschel might not now be Governor. Then his campaign coiild be financed from Washington which means something to him. Take It all in all we believe Kraschel would be in n receptive mood and that he would be satisfactory to the "Big Boss." Kossuth's Fine Safety Re*ord Eagle Grove Eagle: Kossuth county is entitled to congratulations on its low highway mortality record for the past year. According to the Algona Upper Des Moines. there was no fatality on that county's highways during the present years until Sunday, j'uly 11. If It Is possible for a county as large as Kowuth to avoid a fatal accident for six months of the year. Naturally it is all up to the Individual driver. Eternal vigilance must be practiced to cut down th? highway death toll. The railroads cut down their death and accident records by adopting "Safety First" campaigns in all operating departments. Now. a majority of people who lose their lives on the railroads of the United States are pure and simple trespassers. Persistent publicity, rigid law enforcement and punishment for those responsible for highway accidents and deaths is the only way these slaughters can be stopped. Peddlers Should Pay Humboldt Independent: Up in Emmetsburg they have a case in court over whether or not the city can ban peddlers from its streets. The mayor there recently fined a representative of the Fuller Brush Co., if memory is correct, and his company appealed the case to the district court. It would be a good thing to carry this case to the very highest court and settle the question. Peddlers of one sort and another are the bane of local business men. Fly- by-nighta as well as reputable business people invade a municipality and seek the trade of those residing there, without paying a nickle toward the upkeep and advancement of the place. CHINA'S DRAGON BELCHES DEFIANCE After a number of years' torture, during which Japansese militarists have twisted the dragon's tail. and dismembered certain parts of his anatomy, the Chinese are showing signs of real resistance. It Is only fitting that the Asiatic continent should have a private war, to keep pace with Europe's Spain. Japan has been spoiling for trouble for some years. The educated and intelligent people of Japan have been forced to subject to a reign of terror from the military leaders, which has even resulted in murder of those opposing such imperialistic policies. Japan has Its liberal element, who oppose the present brow-beating tactics, just as any nation has, but they are not potent enough to stop the dogs of war. China is Japan's natural prey. Japan is overcrowded, unable to raise enough for its own population to eat, and the inevitable is to expand. Evidently taking Manchuria was not enough. If China really decides to try and stop Japan's constant march Into Chinese territory, it will hive it work cut out for some time to come. China, from a miltary standpoint, is far inferior to Japan. If the two nations fight the battle themselves without ouside Interference, it seems likely that Japan will win, although it will probably have trouble for generations to come holding a subject race under control. In the meantime, we shall order an extra dish or two of chow mien, just to give the Chinese moral and financial support. Labor Secretary Slow Mason City Globe-Gazette: Our secretary of labor, Madame Perkins, has at long last turned thumbs down at sit down strikes. Not because ai right-thinking Americans long ago concluded they are illlegal and wrong in themselves but they are "unsuited to the temperament of this country." The fact that sit down strikes are In conflic-t with the most fundamental guarantee contained in the consitution meant not a thing to Madame Perkins. If they had worked, they would h-ive be.-n all right. But the voice of the American public has been heard. And the secretary of labor has merely read the signs—three or four months after they had been sensed by just about everybody else in America The conviction grows on us that we are not destined to go very far or very fast under the type of leadership supplied by this woman member of the cabinet. • • • Kraschel To Oppose Gillftt* Anainosa Eureka: Words comes underground that "Jim Farley" has put the kibosh on Iowa s Senator Gillette because he had the audacity to oppose the President's pet idea for increasing the membership of the United States Supreme Court so that he, the President, could control it. You will remember "Jim" several months ago said, "Let the Senate howl all they wish, we have the votes to pass the bill authorizing an increase in the membership of the Supreme Court, and when we get ready. we will force it through." Guess "Jim" never got ready for the bill received one of the most disastrous defeats any bill fostered by any President has ever bad. When came to a showdown there were only A column lit sometime* a nuisance to try and compose, but when you don't and a few folks tell you they missed it, it should react like a shot of fertilizer on sandy soil ... or is that a poor way of expressing it? • • • Joe Anderson purchased his first near shift car the other day. trading in a model T. A few hours after taking the car over himself, Joe showed up at L. E. Hovey's service station. "Say," yelled Joe to Hovey, "will you come down and get that danged car off my wood pile?" • » • Our scouts report that there have been a few dates between some of the darker hued boys strolling around town and some of the local girls. • V • Oa a trip to Michigan It became evident that the young ladies of the lakeside resorts have not been reading D. E. D.'t column very closely. Ever so many of them are appearing in pants. And It serve* Mr. DED right to receive in his fan mail any number of bitterly critical feminine reproaches against his old fashioned viewpoint in the matter. He can expect no sympathy from this quarter if he finds his auto tires punctured with bobby pins and his nights interrupted with phoney telephone calls. • • • Next week Algona will hold It* annual Watermelon Day. The dictionary says the watermelon Is a species of the gourd family, and a native to Asia and Africa, with 60 varieties. The committee tells us that only one specie—the Missouri specie— will be on display here next Wednesday. • * • And speaking of dictionaries, we found this: GIN—a drink of the lower classes of London. WHISKEY—A word of Celtic derivation, meaning water of life. Now there's something to ponder about. * • * With skirt* gotaK up. It ml s lit be a good Idea for Homebody to invent su»p«ndera that will hold dreMM down. • • • We understand that there in a movement underway to have women picket cocktail bars, in our more sinful large cities. That is a fine idea—provided you can make the pickets walk back and forth instead of in and out. • • • JUST A FEW IFS: If China and Japan really get down to war, Russia will probably be dragged in against Japan, then Germany will see a chance to get back Russia's rich Ukraine, then France will be forced to aid Russia because of their military pact against aggressors, then everybody else in Europe will go to it, and then you and I will be mighty glad we live In Iowa. • • • Darned if Art .Murray and those Bancroft fellows haven't guided another set of young baseball players right into the state championship classic at Rockwell City. More power to you. • • • They tell u» that there are faint tinkling* of matrimonial bells in the office of the Whittemore Champion, but so far we haven't been able to get all the inside information on the case. Somebody ought to sic Lee O. Wolfe on the matter, he's a rip snorting sleuth when it comes to stuff like that. He can smell romance further than those Russian aviat- cr^ can fly in an overnight hop. V * • STATE OF THE UNION'—Down in Georgia a bill has been introduced to prevent jurors from tossing peanut shells over the railing. • • • And—Two girls from Springfield, Mo., white, claim a record. They have never been in a Jheatre, (lanced, used cosmetics, seen a football or baseball game, had a date or intoxicating drink. We've a good notion to send for their pictures. • * * Take a few uiiiiut«v off koiue time, and drive around Algona. You'll be surprised to tvnd how many nice, new, modern homes have been constructed, are are being constructed. That Third ward district, known in the old days its "The Bloody Third" will soon be nicknamed "silk stocking row" if the improvement on North Phillips continues. • • « Famous I-a*t Line—Seenis lik* we've known tiuh other uluuyn, uuttetul of just since this uooo. SPEAKING- OF SAfCTY ME MfcV UNDERSTAND E»NS~Te!N'S THEORY OP DISTINGUISHED THt TRAFFIC LfcVvS 0? ,. THfc STATE fcNOCm HE OfOVES EDUCATION IS HOT •M -Notional Saftty ComncU The MARCH OF TIME uo. o. t. r». orr. Prepared by the Editor* of TIME The Weekly Newtmagastne GOLD MESS- PANAMA CITY. Panama: Seated n his palace in Panama last week, sturdy little President Dr. Juan Demosthenes Arosemena smiled contentedly over official messages iust received from Chiriqui Prov- nce's Governor Oscar Teran and Panama Police Captain Nicolas Segal—both confirming that three weather-beaten prospectors had 'ound in an abandoned mine shaft a huge number of 50-lb. gold ingots worth some $3,000,000. In fact; 30 Panama troopers with machine guns were already guarding the treasure, half of which by law belonged to the Government. Determined that there should be no hitch, Dr. Arosemena ordered his trusty Police Chief Manuel Pino to take five planes and bring the bullion to Panama. Soon Captain Sage), who had just reached the mine, made a second report: Discoverer Joanes van Steck, who had volunteered to lead the way into the gold-choked tunnel, had there inexplicably shot himself; his two prospector-companions were miss ing but there was nothing to worry about because a Czecboslovakian tunnel worker testified be had seen the sold. Chief Pino's report, the third to reach the President, was less encouraging:. Missing Prospector Ar- rln Thorpe bad been found, had just revealed that he had not seen a speck of gold. When Captain Sagel sent still another message saying that so far as he could see the abandoned mine tunnel was nothing but a cleft in the river bed and quite empty, irate President Arosemena suspected that he had been a victim of a hoax, demanded to know why Chlriqui'i Governor and Captain Sagel hac confirmed the "discovery" in the first jlace. Receiving an officia explanation that "someone must have interrupted a message wrongly." Panama's President then lost all patience, dismissed both Chir iqui's Governor and Captain Segal ordered a judicial inquiry. DRAWING CARDWASHINGTON: Long sine proven Radio's No. 1 drawing card Franklin D. Roosevelt last week wrote for the opening of the Nat ional Broadcasting Company's new Washington studios a plug for tei evision: "It is not within the prov ince of reactionaries to put ob stacles in the way of orderly dev e,\«pment. . . Indeed it may not b long before radio will make it pos sible for us to visualize at the break fast table the front pages of dail; newspapers or news reports. . . " MI.VI8TER, 7— PEORIA, Illinois: Into Peoria' Trinity Tabernacle one night las week swarmed 1,500 people to watcl Rev. Dr. Beryl Gilbert Drake, a evangelist trained under Aime Semple McPiierson, perform hi 15th ordination. There Evangells Drake, who as head of Trinity Tab ernacle Corp., is entitled under a Illinois charter to ordain ministers spoke routine words of blessing while the candidate knelt before him. Then, after Dr. Drake lifted the newly created minister to a chair behind the pulpit and a mid- dleaged woman had given the new divine'* nose a quick wipe, chubby little Rev. Charles Jaynes, Jr., aged 7. burst into a treble hymn ('Something Got a Hold of Me"), launched into brisk sermon on "Hell, or God's Penitentiary." Charles Jaynes Jr.'s parents, ministers both, were ill last week in California, but were proudly claiming him as "the world's youngest minister." They took him on tour last year as "the world's youngest evangelist"; but since then Charles Jr. has become heavier (weight: 69 Plan Free Camp* At I*. State Fail* Des Molnes, towa, August 4, Special: A huge, tttt camp, to accommodate more than 25.000 visitors, will be thrown open to the public at this year's Iowa State Fair, Aug. 27-Sept 3, officials announced here today. In addition to a general camp of 120 acres, the exposition man* agement also announced plans for a trailer camp, and preparations for a midwest trailer reunion, which will be held during the 1937 State Fair. The camp will be laid out like a big, modern city, with all-weather roads, electric lights, supply stores, city water service, shower baths, its own police and fire departments, a post office, and modern sanitary facilities. It will cover a large tract of rolling, wooded land adjoining the exposition grounds. A special section of the camp will be set aside for Farm Bureau members, and divided into county areas, so that neighbors from any county may camp together at the fair. The fair management also announced plans today to sell a reduced price combination state fair ticket to campers who wish to stay for several days. LUVEENE NEWS Ibs. i, has substituted a brushed- back bob for his pre-ministerial Dutch bangs. Although hi* nurse and nose-wiper, Neva Duff has taught him to read from the Bible and atudy third-grade .'subjects, young Evangelist Jaynes still sermonizes by rote, had to be coached by Nurse Duff in his ordination sermon. Cocky, pounding fist on fiat to emphasize his points, he shrilled: "I want to assure you there is a Hell, and it's a place, not just a state." When his audience oh-ed and ah-ed too patronizing- y, Rev. Charles Jaynes Jr. exlaimed: "Don't talk or laugh when m speaking. That annoys me and don't like to be annoyed when I'm preaching." After his ordination, Minister 'aynes proudly showed off his cert- flcate while Evangelist Drake, as F defensively, said: "This lad's on- y seven years in age, but 70 in experience." Piped Rev. Charles 'aynes Jr.: "I want to be a preacher, a drummer, and I also want to drive all kinds of fire trucks, and he chiefs car, and to be a policeman, a chief engineer, that's all want to be—oh yea, and I want to ballplayer, too." "SCOTTSBORO HERO"— NEW YORK: Out of the^ courthouse in Decatur, Alabama, last eek ran four young Negroes, fol- owed by the nation's current No. 1 criminal lawyer Samuel Simon Liebowitz. As they ducked into waiting automobiles to start their motorcycle-escorted dash for the Tennessee State Line, peering from a courthouse window was the rouged face of 22-year-old Victoria Price who since March, 1931 has Insist•ally repeated her tale of a nute- W«»TO t*v* to car. Although these four were freed, •till in prison last week were: Haywood Patterson, 24, convicted for the fourth time in January, 1936, of raping Victoria Price, and sentenced to 75 years; Clarence, 24, similarly convicted last fortnight and sentenced to death; Andy Wright, 25, rape-convicted last week and sentenced to 99 years; Charlie Weems, 28, rape-convicted last week and sentenced to 75 years; and Ozie Powell, 22, excused from the rape charge, but sentenced to 20 years for knifing a guard last year. 'We'll appeal these cases to Hell and back!" Lawyer Liebowitz had shouted, and courthouse rumor last week was that Alabama's governor would commute Negro Norris 1 sentence to life Imprisonment, the other sentences would not be appealed the Scottsboro Case would end. Yet notice of appeal had already been filed fur Negro Norm and plans to free the others were hatching. To Lawyer Liebowitz, the four free Negroes were just four more celebrities added to the roll of 132 accused murderers and others he boasts of having saved from death. A natural showman, daring, quick- witted, with expressive eyes, a mobile face, a wide-ranged resonant voice, the gift of oratory and an Intuitive awareness of jury reactions, C-awyer Liebowitz's court successes have come so unbelievably as to make him appear hypnotic. The hardest case he ever had, the Max Becker prison riot murder in 1930, seemed so clear-cut against his client that when the jury brought in its verdict of not guilty, Liebowitz fainted. Numbered among his clients were Al Capone, who on Liebrowitz's advice went to prison for income tax evasions after becoming involved in three murders; "Mad Dog" Vincent Colt, who was freed of suspicion as a baby killer; and Vera Stretz, who shot her lover. Lawyer Liebowitz publicly offered to take over the convicted Bruno Richard Hauptmann's case "if he will teli me the whole truth," but after an interview with the Lindbergh baby kidnapper nothing happened. Another time Liebowitz got a jury to believe a murder suspect's alibi by asking him. "What is your occupation?" "Professional pickpocket" "How long have you been a pickpocket?" "Twenty-four years." "If you are acquitted ot this murder charge what will your occupation be in the future?" "Pickpocket." The jury overwhelmed by such brash honesty, believed and acquitted. Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Phillips of Sioux City were guests of his mother, Mrs. John Phillips, Sunday. The family is moving from Sioux City to Glendive, Montana, where Mr. Phillips Is field man for the Billings, Montana, daily paper. The Rev. and Mrs. Harvey Thede, missionaries to Japan, will give talks Friday evening at the Evangelical church to which all are Invited. They are spending their furlough with her mother, whose home is in Blue Earth, Minn. Mrs. Thede formerly lived in Belmond and is a cousin of Mrs. Walter, wife of the Rev. Walter of LuVerne. The Woman's Missionary society of the Evangelical church Is meet- i"g *his Wednesday at the rural jome of Mrs. Paul Blumer with r'lorence Hof assisting hostess. The society is studying the text book, 'Preface to Racial Understanding" by Dr. Johnson and Esther Merkle ll review the chapter "The Negro and the Church" and the devotion will be in charge of Mrs. Lewis Merkle. Finger-Tip Control-For An Easier-Quicker Job Sit In the comfortable new spfing-tad-bimmock mt of the new Row Crop "70"— and every control is right« yon* finger tips. You have automotive type steering and gear shifting! ''Steering-braking" assures short turns.; The brakes also operate from the heel, for quick action and powerful leverage. Fully enclosed and streamlined, the 'W is as easy to handle as an automobile. You'll want to come in and see this new 6-cylinder tractor at once. There are two "70's"—one designed to get greater economy out of regular gasoline—and the other especially built for kerosene or distillate. Both have great power with light weight. Both are smooth and easy-running—with greater speed. You'll get the work done quicker —with more spare time for other things. Sec the "70V—with a complete line of mounted listing, busting, planting and cultivating equipment. Klassie Motor Co. Phone 714 Algona, Iowa fWu! Uw UlcuMcUI Don't Let Them Miss The Fun August llth Moving to Spencer Li verm ore: Mr. and Mrs. G. Qudeknecht, who have bean vacationing and looking for a location, following their operating the St. James hotel here, have disposed of most of their household goods and have bought a coffee shop in Spencer, taking possession August WATERMELON DAY Wednesday, August 11th AT ALGONA FREE MELONS - FREE MUSIC FREE DANCING The Algona Upper Des Moines, The Algona Chamber of Commerce, an< Algona's Business and Professional Men Cordially Invite Everybody to At tend the Second Annual Watermelon Pay. BARRY'S BEER IS BEST

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