The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 21, 1937 · Page 4
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, October 21, 1937
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v • • The Oct. ai, 1938 fllfltma {Upper He* Jltof tie* 0 fWftti IXxHre StTMt W. HAQOARD * ft B. WALLER, Publishers t lirttttd it* SMM4 Cto* Matter At the Postofflce at Alton*, to*a, wtotar act of Congreis of March 8, 18T9 tamed Weekly » KOSSTTTH oo.t One Ye«r. la A*NUM» „ — ttro tfeper Dee Kotnea and Roamrth County Advance to combination, p*r year tS.50 SUBSCRIPTION IIATKS otrfstDK KOSSOTH One Year ta advance „ , 12.80 tipper D«s Moines and Kossuth Connty Ad- ranee to combination, per year $4.00 ADVERTISING RATES Dtgplay Advertising, p«r tech S5c Want Ads, payable in advance, word Je "Let th« people knww tht> truth and the coon- try I* safe."—Ahraliam Unrein. MEN MAKE WAR Jittery, the xrtjrid pauses with a shudder of rightful apprehension. We are on the verge of war. President Roosevelt's leadership of the United States in a reversal of our international policy of the •past 10 years of isolation, brings the point all the closer to home. Heretofore, for the preceding 10 years, It has been assumed that the U. S., irrespective of what the rest of the world does, can maintain itself as a separate unit, free from war. Perhaps, too late, we now realize that we will find it very hard to do so. The rank and file of people in all but a few nations, look with horror on the possibility of war. But men who are masters of their respective nations, have set sail on a definite course, and seemingly refuse to be swerved.. It was in an effort to make them realize that world opinion is against war, that the President finally committed this nation to a definite disapproval of agressor nations—and there Is no doubt but that he referred to Japan, Italy and Germany—in the order named. Seemingly there is nothing that can stop these nations except internal strife—and what chance have the people to turn their war lords, or secondly, definite military action by peace-loving nations, which itself would bring war. Men make war, and unwise leadership by sword- brandlshlng fools, may swing us all over the abyss into a civilization-smashing strife. Let us hope that somehow or other, the blundering diplomacy of the world may right itself. KOSSUTH SHINING EXAMPLE Quite a bit of comment has been created by the comparison of per capita cost of county government In Kossuth's double county, with that of other counties of ordinary size in the state. Until we break down a dollar and say that so- and-so county pays go much per dollar, and Kossuth pays so much less, we have little reason to realize the great benefits from the size of a county such as our*. Better government groups have long advocated consolidations of government bodies, and Nebraska has just completed a first term of a one-house legislature. Just another way of bringing about a more compact and economical government. The federal government at Washington, however, has yet to be bitten by the bug of consollda: tton, although It la doing better than a year ago. The government*, county, state and federal, 1 to the people. T^ey can have Just as econ- chooce. And Kossuth county prove* that Iowa counties are paying too much for their local government, and will probably continue to do so, because of county-seat jealousies. And as long as they want to pay for it, it's their business. Must Have Water for Launching Swea City Herald: Our scouts tell us the Algona papers were misleading in their storiea of the recent dedication of the Algona postoffice. It was not a dedcation, it was a launching. Some of our scouts .gaving convincing evidence that it was so. • • • This Should Hold 'Km Humboldt Rep.: A fellow from Pennsylvania who had Just listened to a com story by an Iowa man said: "We have some pretty fair corn in my state. The other day I went over to my brother-In-laws and found him and bis hired man picking their corn. They had backed a truck up to a corn stalk and were using a cross-cut saw to aaw off the ear. They shelled 600 bushels of corn off it and then hauled the cob to a sawmill and had 900 feet of hemlock lumber cut out of it." ^ It Pays To be lloneat Webster City Journal: It is very likely that now Great Britain and France wish they had paid at least interest on the debts they owe the United ' States. Had they kept the interest paid they might now be able to borrow more, not from the United States government, but from our bankers and capitalists who are looking for investments that yield reasonable interest returns. Tliey arc not so partciular about the principal, but do insist the Interest must not be ailowt-d to accumulate year after year. FOOTBALL! Rats off to the ladles—men play the game, but the ladles know a thing or two about picking 'em. Both first and second places In the guessing contests last Saturday's games, go to ladles. Mrs. H. A. Blanchard, Lone Rock, wins the tl cash. Helen White, Algona, wins the 8 mos. subscription, and Floyd M. Holt, of Ottosen, wins third place, and six months subscription. Not only did Mrs. Blanchard pick them closest to right, but she also had the lowest error point of anybody. Her error point was 86. Your Odds and Ender blushes with shame, and 71 error points. Mrs. Blanchard missed the Carnegie Tech upset of Notre Dame, picking the Irish, and she also gave Nebraska a touchdown. Incidentally, she kept her faith in Minnesota, picking it to win, 38 to 0, and the Gophers certainly gave the error points a smack on most entries. Helen White, like Mrs. Blanchard. picked Notre Dame and Nebraska. And she won a side bet from Doc Janse on their respective guesses. Helen had 59 error points, and Doc had a mere 124. Floyd Holt had 64 error points, like everybody else, choosing Nebraska and Notre Dame. Don Mertz, Rockford, 111., came close—«8 error points. Right in there pitching, Ora Larson crashed through with 67 error points, which was matched by Joe Bloom. She picked Kansas over Iowa State, which Is where many contestants, like ourselves, went bad. H. A. Blanchard of Lone Rock and Dick Post, Algona, also had only 59 error points, but Blanchard picked Iowa to tie Wisconsin, while Post picked Chicago to upset Princeton. Lewis Gilbride Is another fellow who missed a prize by Inches, coming in with 67 error points. He picked Iowa State and Kansas to tie. Don Blanchard and Willis Cotton, both of Lone Rock, had 69 error points. Willis liked Illinois over Indiana, while Don took Iowa State over Kansas. Bob Harrington only had 68 error points, but three losers In Notre Dame. Nebraska and Iowa State, while picking Iowa and Wisconsin to tie. Other good scores: Jesse Blanchard, Jr., Lone Rock, 71; Chuck Nicoulln, 77; O. S. Relley, 79: Matt Streit, 80 (he picked Minnesota to lose): D. D. Monlux, 62; Elizabeth Nugent, 86; John Doughan 88; Ted Chrischilles did swell in the Big Ten, but forgot to include the guesses on the Iowa State and Nebraska games. Vic Steil had 82 error points. Woody Cook, 81. Lyle Reynolds, winner last week, had 72 error points, picked Purdue and Iowa State to Win! Joe Kelly, Jr., had 76, coming close on Nebraska-Oklahoma, guessing a 7-6 game. Burdette Agard figured Saturday would be a bad afternoon for favorites, and he was right, but he picked the wrong upsets, including Michigan, Purdue, Nebraska and Iowa State as winners. Percy Kuhn will also have to try for that dollar again, coming In with 99 error points. Joe Durnin wins a leather medal. He picked Minnesota to beat Michigan 41 to 6. The score was 39 to 6. But we think he must have been joking because he picked Purdue to beat Northwestern 31 to 7. O. K. and here are the games and guesses for this week: Iowa State (7) at Drake <6>. Michigan (0) at Iowa (6). Northwestern (7) at Ohio State (13). Wisconsin (7) at Pittoburg (13). Nebraska (13) at Missouri (6). Navy (6) at Notre Dame (7). Cincinnati (0) at Indiana (13). Guesses must be In our office or in the mail, Saturday noon. Three prizes. Si cash, and two subscriptions, 8 mos. and 6 mos. Minnesota, Purdue, Illinois and Chicago all have open dates this One of oar local merchant friend* tolls the story of a time when he passed out a pile of empty coat boxes to women customers that he knew fairly well, as they left the store . . . his competitor across the street nearly passed out of the picture from anxiety and worry. Naughty! Naughty! • • • Rudy Vallee has a new program In which someone tc.kcs the part of ;i "hick" from Iowa, speaks with what Rudy thinks is ,1 barnyard accent, and in other ways satisfies the city wise-guys in distinctly rural manner, a la radio It has a tendency to make our temperature rise juit a hit. And will some one explain how Rudy, who was 18 when the U. S. went into the war, got into the American Legion parade in full dress uniform. • • • Runny Putz l» a typical example of the coining generation of young farmers. Ranney ia now farming hi.i father's place, a mile north and four east of Burt. His father, Herman, has moved into Burt to live. Young, energetic, father of three active little boys, Ranneys and others like him will carry on with all due credit to their fathers and grandfathers, who first tilled Iowa's virgin soil. It's not Ranney that we're talking about, as much as it is the intelligent, energetic class of young fellows who are tomorrow's leaders in rural activities Let's give them a hand • • • Well, Uint remark about Ray McWhorter'* potatoes, brought results. We got two big sacks of them, which arrived in good condition, personally delivered by Mrs. Ray We take back our doubting Thomas remark—not only could ;± family of seven be served from one of them, hut a family of two <an thew away all week on one. Fainuun l-ant Line it. l>-t the < Il of u>&ie bejote Vet be without a, .TJe&pfacme " this farmer told us. "1 fuiibiilt-r my tulephoue an important U4 an automobile. I've known plenty of fellow* to mortgage- something to buy a car and if it were nec-eubary I'd mortgage uome- thing before I'd ever be without a telephone. ••Wt- live 12 mile* from town and the oaviugtf on only two round tripa a month will pay for my telephone, «o the real of my savings i make are really profit* on my ti-lfphoue iiivestmeul." ORTH WESTERN IELL TELiPHONI COMPANY TheMARJJLOFTIME Prepared by the Editor* of TIME Th» Weekly Niwtnutgmtnt RIGHT ABOUT FACE- BAD NEIGHBOR POLICY WASHINGTON: During his homeward trip from the West, Franklin Roosevelt stopped off at Chicago to dedicate that city's new Centennial Bridge, surprised his listeners by talking not about the bridge but about International affairs. Said he: "The present reign of terror and International lawlessness began a few years ago. It began through unjustified interference In the Internal affairs of other nations or the invasion of alien territory In violations of treaties, and has now reached a stage where the very foundations of civilization are seriously threatened . . . "Without a declaration of war and without warning or justification of any kind, civilians, including women and children, are being ruthlessly murdered with bombs from the air ... Ships are being attacked and sunk by submarines without cause or notice. Nations are fomenting and taking sides in civil warfare in nations that have never done them any harm. Nations claiming freedom for themselves deny It to others. Innocent peoples and nations are being cruelly sacrificed to a greed for power and supremacy which is devoid of nil sense of justice and humane consideration. "It seems to be unfortunately true that the epidemic of world lawlessness is spreading. When an epidemic of physical disease starts to spread, the community approves and joins in a quarantine of the patients In order to protect the health of the community against the spread of the disease. War is a contagion, whether it be declared or undeclared. It can engulf states and peoples remote from the original scene of hostilities. We are determined to keep out of war, yet we cannot Insure ourselves against the disastrous effects of war and the dangers of involvement. We are adopting such measures as will minimize our risk of involvement, but we cannot have complete protection in a world of disorder in which confidence and security have been broken down. . . "There must be positive endeavors to preserve peace. America hates war. America hopes for peace. Therefore. America actively engages in the search for peace." Franklin Roosevelt did not advertise these words, briefly repeated In his "fireside chat" a few days later, as a renunciation of a foreign policy that dated from 1920. Since the U. S. turned its back on the League of Nations, the U. S. has been sternly devoted to a policy of isolation and a theory that U. S. safety is best served by a 100 per cent laissez faire attitude toward all international quarrels. Vague as the word "quarantine" might be, it clearly indicated that the President was prepared to use diplomatic if not economocic pressure on international bullies. It left no doubt whatever that he intended to frame U. S. foreign policy to encourage peace not only by being a good neighbor, but by restraining bad neighbors. PATRIOTIC GOLD— ADMIRAL'S TEETH last week, a little woman laid several pieces of money on the counter as a contribution to Japan's war funds. Said she: "These are Admiral Yonai's teeth." Shocked underlings investigated, found she was the wife of a dentist, had obtained the money by selling gold from the teeth of Navy Minister Mataumasa Yonm after work done in her husband's office. IV GERMANY— "HEIL WINDSOR!" BERLIN: Hitched to the crack Nord Express out of Paris for Berlin a privately chartered sleeping car was hailed in the dead of night at Cologne last week with shouts of "Heil Windsor!" Sliding into Berlin early next morning, the Duke and Duchess were met on the platform by Nazi Labor Front Leader Dr. Robert Ley who presented a bouquet of red roses, promptly drove Germany's guejta to the Kaiserhof Hotel. His Royal Highness the Duke of Windsor, duly confirmed by George VT in that rank, was slated to be received by Dr. Fuhrer and Chancellor Adolf Hitler at his Bavarian snuggery on Octo. 22, to sail with the Duchess from Cherbourg on the "Bremen" on November 6 for Manhattan While the Dutchess rested at the Kaiserhof, Dr. Ley started the Duke out on what it to be an intensive fortnight's tour of German factories, housing worker and recreation projects Taking England's onetime King repeatedly and vigorously by the coat lapel, Dr. Ley proved himself a buttonhole orator: "This u-a.i -t rubbish henii—this factory!" the- i\"azi roared in Windsor's ears. "It was tban a rubbish heap because it was founded by communists Ami then The Leader Adolf Hitler rarrie along and all that was changed 1 . Look at the happy work ingrnen! Look At Them!!" While llu: Duke lit a cigaret to gain elbow room, Buttonhole Orator Ley singled out a worker, crying: "You are happy here, are you not my worker comrade?" On the wall a few feet away a huge placard: "HUSH! Remember it is your duty to be silent!" The worker looked at Dr. Ley, then at the placard, then at Dr. Ley again and answered: "Ja ja. Yes. yes." Only U. S. Cabinet member to speak out on the Windsors was Madarn Secretary Perkins who promised every assistance to the Duke and Duchess in enabling them to see as much as they like of U. S. Labor. PWA officials in Washington readied a list of 31 U. S. cittea in which the visitors might inspect its work. The State Department fussed over details of how to receive the sister-in-law and elder brother of the King of England and Emperor of India who once occupied this royal and imperial status himself, today preaenU a protocol problem unprecedented. The President and Mrs. Roosevelt, according; to Washington prognostications last week, will receive the Duke and Duchess, may ask them to stay at the White House. ONE DEAD— BROADWAY RODEO NEW YORK: Into New York's Madison Square Garden last week clattered 600 head of fractious livestock and 200 cowboys and cowgirls for the 12th annual Wold's Championship Rodeo. Soon most of the top-flight cowboys of the? North American rodeo circuit were circulating around Broadway movie theatres and bars, wearing; at the Garden's special behest the widest hats and brightest shirts they could buy. As contestants In what is one of the most unprofitable as well as one of the riskiest of sports, rodeo cowboys average about $3,000 a year in prize money, spend most of It on traveling expenses, clothes, entry fees, hospital bills. Few, therefore, can afford to pass up the Madison Square Garden rodeo, which offers the season's biggest total prize money ($38,000), augmented this year by the entry fees In all events. Chief features of the rodeo were the smell of tanbark. a display of gay bandanas, a pounding of hoofs, a whooping of cowhands, and continuous schedule of feats of skill and vigor. Among them: an exhibition of trick-roping by 44-year-old Chester Byers who learned some of his stunts fro.-n Will Rogers and has been No. 1 U. S. trick-roper so long (20 years) that no competitors were entered against him last week; cowgirls trying to throw light Mexican steers, to ride huge, humped 1.250- Ib. Brahma steers, to rope and hold wild cows long enough to make them yield a pop bottle full of milk, to mount and ride wild horses in a race across the arena; cowgirls riding broncos (with the stir- rlups tied down as a concession to their sex); Cowboy Billy Keen vaulting over an automobile with two horses: trick Horseshoe Pitcher Ted Allen knocking a paper bag from the head of an assistant in the course of making a ringer, lighting a match with another ringer: mounted basketball, a game with all the punishing features of water polo, football and a riot in a picket line: Trick-Roper Gene Mc- Laughlln, 7, of Del Rio, Texas, performing with his brother, Donald, 8. On the fourth night of the show Steer Rider Walter Cravens, one of the best on the circuit, was thrown and trampled on; died next day of a punctured lung. MCTUAL DISRESPECT KANSAS CITY, Mo.: In his Constitution Day address three weeks ago, Franklin Delano Roosevelt irked the legal profession when he reaffirmed his low opinion of legalistic Interpretation" of the Constitution, described it as a "layman's document, not a lawyers' contract." At their annual convention in Kansas City last week, 3000 members of the American Bar Association therefore derived special pleasure from a series of political speeches and resolutions setting the legal profession arid the New Deal on am equal footing of •as City. Missouri's one time Democratic Senator James A. Reed declared: "In this strange period in our history, the body politic is chained to the political operating table, and the dreamers of dreams and the seers of visions are permitted at will to cut and probe and slash the helpless victim." Two days after Nebraska's anti- New Deal Senator Edward R. Burke appealed to the legal profession's self-pity: "There was a time when the banker was the favorite 'whipping boy.' The welts of the lash upon the . . . banker may now be permitted to heal while the law- yet takes his place with bared back at the post." Focusing a large shaft of its attention on nejf Supreme Court Justice Hugo L. Black, the American Bar Association decided not to Investigate "the latest appointee to the Supreme Court," instead adopted a resolution to petition the senate to hold public hearings on all future Judicial appointments^ Dead set against the President's Court Plan and fearful of his efforts to revive It, the Association also voted:—to appoint a special commission of seven members to report (for a referendum) further efforts to enlarge the Supreme Court; to devote Itself to maintaining "an Independent and untrammeled judiciary." FENTON NEWS Sunday dinner guests of Mj: Mrt lo« McOovem near Whltte- , _ Mr. and Mrs. B. K. Johnson and daughter*, Marjorie and ^ n . lc « «™ son, Kenneth, were entertained at the Otis Day home In Clarion on Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Eigler and daughter, Sharon Lee of Boone, spent Saturday evening and Sunday at the SVank Blgler and John Kohlwes homes. Mr. and Mrs. August Kersteln of Clinton, Minn., spent Saturday and Sunday here with their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. John Gramenz and family. Mrs. Everett Dreyer entertained her bridge club Saturday afternoon. Mrs. Freelove Welsbrod won the high score prize and .Mrs. E. C. Welsbrod the second high. fcecotah and otner P«^fllS^t e«t In the eastern part <tf the atafe R W.POST Dray and Transfer Storage of all kinds Long distance hauling. Bveiy Insured against low Of drtytog *n* haollni. »-tf The congregation of the Seneca Lutheran church honored Mrs. Up- sahl of Decorah at a gathering; In the church basement, Sunday evening:. Mrs. Upsahl's husband IB a former pastor, having served there about 35 years ago. Mrs. Upsahl is visiting friends in that locality. Mrs. Fred Kulow entertained the Lutheran Aid at Burt Thursday. Glenn Hammond of Waterloo visited at the Elmer Welsbrod home Saturday. Will Bailey of Cedar Rapids spent Tuesday night here with his father, Frank Bailey. Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Miller of Ringsted spent Sunday here at the C. G. Humphrey home. Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Ware of Em- metsb'urg visited Mr. and Mrs. Francis Ware here Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. J. V. Tatum enjoyed a week end visit from Mrs. Tatum's parents, of Waterloo. Mrs. Hans Wilberg and family of Ringsted visited at the parental C. F. C. Laage home Sunday. Mrs. J. L Olson of Spencer Is visiting her son-in-law and daughter, Dr. and Mrs. E. W. Ruske. Mr. and Mrs. Don Weisbrod and daughters, Anna Roe and 1 Marlyn, visited at the Art Rave home Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Herman Gade and family were Sunday dinner guests at the Edwin Gade home In West Bend. Mr. and Mrs. Derwood Kerns and son, Jerry Lee were Sunday supper guests at the Clarence Nelson home in Dickens. Mr. and Mrs. Homer Huskamp of Britt spent the week end at the Herman Huskamp and Clarence Arbogast homes. Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Holldorf and family were entertained at the L. M. Holldorf home at Ceylon, Minn., Sunday. Sunday dinner guests at the A. R. Willrett home Included Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Willrett of Algona and Anita Berghofer. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Gremmels of Spirit Lake visited Mr. and Mrs. Julius Gremmels and Mr .and Mrs. Fred Kuecker Sunday. Mrs. Calvin Householder* and children and Miss Ellen Wolfe of Lone Rock visited Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Wolfe, Sunday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Wlddel and son, Duanc, attended a wedding reception for Mrs. Wlddel'g nephew at Edgewood, Friday evening. Mr. and Mr*. Oeorsw Stems aad daughter, Shirley and Mr. and Mrn. R. D. Wehnpann vi*iUd friends at Dtmlap, on Saturday and Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Welsbrod and family and Helen Kern were GET UP NIGHTS? KI.I'SII KIIJ>KV«t WITH Junlp**r nil, burhu leaves, etc. Make thin simple lent If passase In scanty Irregular, smarts, or burns, have fre<|u«nt cleslru. Kt-t up nlRlits or If kidneys nro wluKBlsh pausing bark- art e. ll«p junlp*;r oil, bu<.-hu leaves. etc. niailt* Into little (sri>en tablet* <•»! led Hukt-tH to flush the kidney*. jilHt an ynii would u»e cuntor oil to Html! the bowel*. HHp nature ellm- InatM troublesome waste anil excenl! iiflcls A*k any ilrupTKlat for the test liox of Iluketa. Lorally at I.usby'i. AlKonu, Den ton Drug Store, Tltunka. Fixing A Roof ISN'T Pleasant Work In Cold Weather ! And—cold wratlu-r is coming on fits . It' any of your buildings need it new roc f , it nould be attended to at once. If any repairs are necessary, the sooner you make them the more certain you will be to have the job done before cold weather or before some late fall .storm does damage that will add to your cost. 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