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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, August 19, 1937
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The Algona Upper Pes Moines, Algona, Iowa, Aug. 19,1937 fclgona ?Hpper fie* Jttrine* » North Dfdge Street & w. HAGGARD * R. BTWALLBR, Publishers •iUreti M 8eco»d Oats Matter at the PosteffJce at Alton*, Iowa, under act of Congress of March 8,1879 Issued Weekly Member Ivwa Press Association BATES IN KOSSUTH CO.: One Year, In Advance $1-60 Opper Des Moines and Kossuth County Advance In combination, per year ..$2.80 SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year in advance - $2.50 Upper DM Moines and Kossuth County Advance 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 conn- try Is safe."—Abraham Lincoln. STAND TOGETHER OR HANG SEPARATELY A few weeks ago oats were bringing around 50 cents a bushel; when this was written they were between 20c and 30c because the farmer is now in a position where he has something to sell. Despite efforts to control production, it looks as though the farmer now forced to sell because of a need for immediate ready cash Is being made the victim of market manipulators. A drop of 26c a bushel in a few weeks on the oats market sounds very suspicious. This is Just one sample of the manner in which unorganized farmers—or any other group—can be manipulated Into taking less than they deserve, unless there Is organization among the sellers and producers for their own mutual benefit Unfortunately, many business men in the press of their dally duties do not find the time to think along the lines of farm problems. And while the farmers of middle western America are unorganized and manipulated, and the businessmen of small cities have little time to offer resistance to market manipulation, those of the monled Interests and big business who are unscrupulous (and not all of them are, by any means) can use their financial powers to the detriment of small business and the farmer. On the other hand, the farmer is the biggest customer of the mall order houses. Who are the mail order houses? Nothing but one of the biggest of the big business groups. Financial backing of mall order houses comes from the same monled groups that will, if they can, beat down the market prices for farm products when the farmer has a good crop to sell. And purchasing from mail order houses, •which pours money Into the coffers of the financial barons of the land, weakens all the more the financial structure of the small businessman. Thus, the fanner himself often helps to form a financial setup that eventually reacts to his own disadvantage. Businessmen in small communities such as Algona should take an active interest in farm problems, and offer a solid wedge of resistance to anything which will lower the fanner's income. And the tanner on the other hand can help his own cause Riving all the business he doe* to Us own local Kohlhaaa A Spines, Cummhiirs and Mtsbftchs had the richest business on Watermelon Day in one respect . . . they had the pony rides In front of their places of business. • • » Out In Denver a new hotel about to open ran an ad extolling the beauties of its new building and appointments . . . one line was supposed to read "Each Room Equipped with Venetian Blinds" . . . the ad compositor got an "o" where there should have been an "1" in blinds ... the hotel was swamped. i • • • In case you think advertising In your home town newspaper Is expensive, we'd like to remind yon that It costa $&500 per page In black and white In The Ladies Home Journal, and $11,500 If you want four colors — and you pay for the art work and color plates. • » » Some of the anti-administration men rained a big yell when it was found that under a new trade treaty with Russia, 400,000 tons of coal could be Imported without duty. And then somebody discovered that even duty free, Russian coal would cost plenty to transport here, and that on top of that Russia had never exported more than 500,000 tons in its history to the U. S. in any year. Reminds us of that Argentine corn-ballyhoo. • • • D. E. D. In Hodgepodge In the Advance is at last backing water. He says that although he Is still against slacks, he thinks that shorts and halters are O. K. Consistency, thou art a gem! • * • For once, the boys over at Spencer are play- Ing down the bigness and bestnes? of their territory. Our old friend, Paul Martin of the Spencer News-Herald, ui-.der a by-line story, laments the fact that farm land In Clay and adjacent countiss has had its taxable value raised . . . well, Pau', all we can say Is that you fellows have done a swell job of selling the superiority of Clay county to not only the state, but the rest of the world, and you are now reaping your reward. As a matter of fact, Kossuth is also slapped on the chin in the same manner from the state board of assessment and review. Not that we agree any more than you do with the boost in taxable valuations, but we do have to laugh when we stop to recall the tremendous ballyhoo you boys have cooked up for Clay county, and now somebody Is taking your boosting at its face value. • We listened to a radio program the other evening intended to be a "cheer up" tonic for shut- ins—it began with a few funeral march hymns. * • * If we could do a Walter Wlnchell column this week, we'd be able to tell quite a bit. • • • June Corey has been over at Okobojl and other places baking In the sand, and forgetting all about advertising copy and bookkeeping, etc. At least we hope so. It isn't often that one finds a young lady In the advertising end of the weekly newspaper business, and much less a good, competent one. We hope she gets a good tan, or at least a sunburn, and if she doesn't she should be spanked. PACKING A WALLOP I OlDNY THINK HE COUtO . 00 IT/ peals for Montague by Sing Crosby, toy Kite**, George Von Kim, And others. Promptly John Montague's attorney* flew their appeal* east, asked New York's Governor Herbert H. Lehman to.cancel the request lor extradition. (Tn Georgia, Governor Rurith Dickinson Rivers dug out a "full faith and credit" Federal statute which he hopes requires other states :o return Georgia's duly requisitioned criminals. To Massachu- letts' Governor Charles Francis Hurley Governor Rivers wrote again to recapture escaped Negro James Cunningham whose extradition was flatly refused because of a "sense of humanity." Fed up with such melodramatic refusals of extraditlort as that by New Jersey's Sovernor A. Harry Moore In 1932 In the case of Robert Elliot Moore (I am a Fugitive from a Georgia Chain Gang), Georgia prepared for a legal round-up. "We are going rft- sr any others the other states may be holding from us,'' vowed Governor Eurlth Dickinson Rivers. The MARCH OF TIME ua. o. i.riT.on. Prepared by the Editor* of TIME Tht Weekly Newtmagatlne VTVA L'AMORE!— LONDON: Since their marriage the Duke and Duchess of Windsor have bathed and lolled on beaches, put in an appearance at the Salzburg Music Festival, made a tour of swank night-spots—all the fun of a carefree honeymoon. In Venice last week on the last night of their honeymoon, the Duke and Duchess glided through tortuous canals in a motorboat to the stately Foscarl Palace to attend in an open courtyard a performance of "Romeo and Juliet." As they entered—the Duke In a JDobson, newcomer 0ODSMAD Henry McLwnore, a young sports writer from Georgia now working in the east, found out how to get the aristocratic gentry of the Atlantic coast good and mad. He went to the recent yachting races off Newport, between the U. S. Ranger and the British Challenger. Being something of an honest young man, he watched the races and enthusiasm with which they were met by society, went back to his office and then wrote a column in which he said the races gave him a big pain in the neck, that they were more or less a waste of time and money, and that it was merely something to pass the time away for wealthy sportsmen who didn't know what else to do. That incident is typical of a certain class of folks—not large—but wealthy and influential, who move more or less in a world limited by their own horizons. For them there Is no poverty, no necessity for social or economic reforms, no slum clearance, no need of a farm control program, no necessity of doing anything about the dust bowl. Some came by their money through real work, but most inherited it. Next summer we suggest that Mr. McLemore organize a trailer caravan and take the folks out on the highways of the U. S. where they may not see yacht races but can learn a whole lot about how the other ninety-nine hundrcdths live. dinner jacket his Duchess with 000 lives sapphire ear-clips and a white eve- last year, ning gown—the audience jumped to ! their feet to roar " Viva 1'amore! Viva 1'amore!" (Long live love!) At the end of the play Romeo bowed to the couple, threw up his hand in a Fascist salute. The crowd went wild with excitement It was a typical demnostration of the popularity that greeted the Duke and Duchess wherever they went. Next morning they left for Was- serlolnburg Castle, Austria, look- Ing forward to avislt from the Duke and Duchess of Kent. This would be the first time that the ex-King had had a visit from a member of the Royal Family since his marriage; but when all was set for the Kents' reception, the Duke of Wlnd- ng the pareTAar-JV^JK Stod-T' r ^ e! XH.» .^fP". 0 "? ««»/ r _ o ? written home Sunday. Mrs. Stoddard VlSltSVkJ ^daughter Wanda, return. OUoaen: A baby ^ „„„, mile was up only 3%. Deaths In June were down to 2,860 as against 2,905 for June, 1936. President Paul Gray Hoffman of Studebaker Corp., head of the Automotive Safety Foundation, honored five states with a statement thai last year's death toll of 37,800 would have been smaller by 13,000 If all states had traffic regulations as intelligent as those in Rhode Island Connecticut, Massachusetts, Iowa, Minnesota. Director Sidney J. Williams of the Council's public safety division estimated that if all states had rigid license laws 3,would have been saved The Council's chief statistician Reuben F. Forney showed that 60,274 persons will die in 1950 if fatalities increase as much in the next 14 years as in the past 14. "RIDICULOUS"— LONDON: When a London gossip writer mentioned Columnist Dorothy Thompson for the presidency, newshawks scurried to get her reaction. "Ridiculous," she pooh-poohed. "I'm very much for it," declared Husband Sinclair Lewis, "then I can syndicate a column called 'My Day' !'! BEES- WASHINGTON;: Under ricultural Adjustment Act, as re- What is your conduct at filling stations while having your car refilled? Do you smoke? Do you allow others to smoke? Fires from this cause have been controlled during the last few years. Fumes from gasoline are dangerous. Sparks, matches, hct ashes, and the Hk«, might suddenly cause an explosion and a serious fire. Live* might even be sacrificed. Always pttt out that Cigarette or cigar. A pipe should net be smoked In a ear, as the ashes esnr.e*. be con-' trolled. Prevent these flrea, aceWenli, Midi suffering. Do not smoke at filling stations. Here's What It Takes to make the 1936, nutrriftgo • • * mm*«- i r j '~ j ^j>a fc ,mnh j; iliem for al« suggest that the old mill-wheel or whatever it is now lying just south of the road across from the city dump, be placed in the Library park with a suitable tablet memorializing it for posterity; the mill was head of navigation on the Upper Des Moines river (believe it or not, but regular boat service was once maintained on the river, they say) ... If you ever saw a fellow really go to town talking about a new home, it's Bill Finn . . . with Billy Dau also in the race . . . Dow Laidley of the Upper Des Moines force is a dyed-in-the-wool stamp collector . . . Mark Insko, St. Joe farmer, is an old Kentuckian ... Ed Genrich, who sang 15 or 20 verses of "Frankie & Johnnie" for the recent postal employees' gathering, has 15 or 20 more verses in reserve . . . Andy Anderson used to be an old railroad telegrapher . . . they say the local Sioux City Seed office is to be moved to Mankato; no adequate building here. Famous Last Line ceed, suck an egg. If at first you don't suc- ONE HOISK LEGISLATURE GAINS APPROVAL From a neighboring city to the north, in Minnesota, comes an interesting comment on the Nebraska one house legislature. The New Ulm Review has the following to say on the matter: "Only partially convinced of the wisdom of a one-house legislature at the beginning of the year, we and hundreds of other Minnesotans are becoming more and more receptive to arguments in favor of a law-making body similar to that in Nebraska. The current legislative session (in Minnesota*, which has been dragging its interminable length into mid-summer while accomplishing nothing which could have been accomplished in a much shorter time, is a perfect example of the evil whcih the one-house plan seeks to correct . . it is significant that the Nebraska legislature, faced with much the same problems as those in Minnesota, adjourned months ago after a business-like session, in spitt of the handicap of adapting itelf to new conditions." An interesting comment, and one to which we, after viewing sessions of the Iowa legisature, speak a hearty "Amen." ATLANTIC'S STRANGE POWER For the past two and one-half months, now, we have been reading each day that "Atlantic Boils in 101 Heat", or "Atlantic State's Hot Spot", or "Atlantic Has High Temperature." Judging by the headlines, Atlantic must be about as hot in the summer time as ihai place to which all iniquitous sinners will sooner or later adjourn. Now what we want to know is, from whence comes this strange power of attracting heat that seems to be a secret known only to the Atlantic Chamber of Commerce. Not that we envy them their vast amount of state-wide publicity, but is is really on the level, or does Atlantic find that its sole way of obtaining state-wide attention is to be the state's hot spot. Somebody should conduct a research campaign, and get at the truth of the matter. Relief Should Rf Handled Locally Humboldt Independent: Governor Kraschel seems to be in hot water over the appointment of a relief administrator for Polk county. The local organization recommended one applicant and the governor appointed another. This would be a small matter except that it touches on a situation that has been a thorn in the sides of relief administrators in practically all portions of the state. That is whether relief shall be administered and controlled by local or state officials. Local workers argue that they are better informed as to the real situations than a state administrator can possibly be. They claim that they can administer all required relief in a more econmical manner and can get it to those who really need it. They think with their intimate contact with the applicants they know who really deserve help or who should be compelled to help themselves. When affairs are taken out of the hands of the local people they are very apt to imagine that the fellow down at the state capital is playing politics and has a campaign debt to pay at the expense of the relief administration. * * • Soil Not DepleU-d Webster City Freeman: There is no evidence this year that the soil in the grain belt has materially deteriorated during the past 50 years. In the fact, more bushels per acre are now being produced than were produced half a century ago. Our soil seems to be all right when it gets plenty of moisture. Well does the Freeman-Journal remember how the early settlers from the east predicted that our soil would be worn out in 50 or 60 years and that we would have to result to expensive fertilizers. However, ways have been found to preserve fertility of the soil through legumes and grasses that are in themselves valuable for feed. * • • Europe May Need .Money Again Humboldt Independent: Mussolini asserts that "fictions" like war debts owed to the United States are likely to plunge the world into war. He calls them "fictions" because he thinks they do not exist. He b.ises his belief on the very evident fact that they will never be paid. Therefore they do not exist. Thy fire to be "sunk without a truce." That may all be. The world at large outside of the United States may bury the war debts owed this country and push them out of their memories, but the people of this country will not forget. The time will come when European nations will again be at war and will want the help of this country probably in both men and means. And then our people, remembering, will mind heir own business. being the British Mrs. Gordon Larson on ^t Agriculture is aut Father Wm. day the latter from a six wee»C nl HELP FOR YOU WHO WANT Royal Family," had changed her mind about visiting her sister-in-law. From British sources in Vienna next day came no more definite news than that the Kents were "leaving for Yugoslavia and would visit the Windsors enroute." Brinish newspapers, meanwhjle, continued to devote more and more space to the ex-King and his wife. The evening "Star" reported last week that the couple propose to devote their future to social work in England as soon as "calumnies and slander" have abated. But the British Government still showed no signs of encouraging the prodigal's return. BREAD CRISIS- BERLIN) Lifting their furrowed, mahogany faces and straightening their creaking backs from harvesting their rye fortnight ago, German peasants looked into the fares of burly Nazi policemen sent by state police Chief Heinrich Himmler to supervise all harvesting, transporting and storage activities in accordance with Agriculture Minister Richard-Walther Darre's "Decree for Safeguarding the Bread Supply." The decree requisitions all wheat and ry crops for the Third Reich, allows farmers to retain only enough for their personal appetite, feeding hired hands and seed. Apprehensively of passive resistance by the peasants, Nazi courts last week threatened fantastic fines up to $40,000 if farmers knowingly disregard the bread decree, penitent tiary sentences if the infraction is "especially obnoxious." Since this year's German wheat and rye harvest, damaged by a cold winter and a late, dry spring, will fall about 15',i below last year's average crop, Minister-President Goering has contracted for about 1,500,000 tons of foreign grain. Aim of the grain requisition is to save for food two million tons of rye and a half-million ton of wheat previously fed to livestock. With Himmler's strong-arm squads on duty to watch for slackers, the farmers shrugged their shoulders, took humorous consolation in the government's promise to sell them cheap animal fodder at $8 a ton below the market price for rye and in "Volkisher Beobp.chter's" assurance that "the German peasant should be happy and willing to servo in this high cause." AUTOMOBILES— CHICAGO: While approximately 1.000 dead or dying persons wtre removed during last week from the scenes of U. S. automobile accidents in Chicago the National Safety Council -jonveacj to take stock of this appalling situation, consider what can be done, lell what is be- ng done. Thi Council reported 17,00 deaths from motor accidents for the first six monrha of 1SS7, an increase of 2,040 13%) over the corresponding period last year. But since vehicle mileage increased about 10%, the death rate per car Y resident signed a special bill auth orizing Secretary Wallace to enter into marketing agreements beekeepers. .MISSING .MEN- SACRAMENTO, California: Tob often politics not law decides whether a governor extradites a man wanted for trial in another state. Last week Law asserted its rights in two distant states. In California, Attorney General Ulysses Sigel Webb ruled Governor Frank F. Merriam had no option, must surrender La Verne Moore, fabled super-golfing mystery man known for seven years as John Montague, to New York State to stand trial for alleged participation in a roadhouse robbery in 1930. This despite ap-j Don't let financing stand In the way of your ambition to buy, build or remodel. Interest rates are low, easy payment terms can be arranged, buying or building can be fitted to your budget Put your rent payments Into payments on a home of your own. Buy, build or remodel with a loan from The Algona Federal Savings and Loan Asj'n . . . repay the loan in monthly Installments. In-! values and 'reliT Ask about the many eaJsyToaTI" plans we offer. You'll find one adapted to your own requirements. And you can enjoy a home of your own and profit at the time. SEE US NOW Algona Federal Savings & Loan Association the Secretary of orixed to arrange FOR AIL KINDS OF FARM BUILDINGS USE THRIFTY/DURABLE, FIRESAFE CONCRETE MASONRY A .L over the country, concrete masonry is constantly gaining wider use. And no wonder! It is low in first cost, strong, firesafe and permanent. The generous-sized blocks are easy to lay, speed up work, and save mortar. The check list below suggests a few of the many places where concrete masonry can be used profitably on your farm. We'll gladly supply free booklets showing how to build. You can do the work yourself, or hire a good mason contractor. rtiTuu'cEiiEiiT^uKUTifir 40» HubbcU BU*. D* Kg!**, few* Nam* StrttitrifLNt, I T TA K E 8 more than "just gasoline" to make your modern motor deliver it* beat performance. It takes } a modern motor fuel that not only drives your motor,' but oils and cleans those close-fitting, fast-moving upper motor parts. * That's why every Big' Gallon of the finest Tydol ever made now contain* an'exclusive* top-cylinder oil and a special cleaning agent. They are put there to constantly lubricate and protect high-corn- pression motors from heat, friction and carbon. And they are put there at no i extra cost to you. Make yours Triple-Action Tydol ... the Big Gallon for your money. Hoenk Motor Service West of Court House H. L. Hoenk Algona, Iowa Phont BARRY'S BEER

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