The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 28, 1937 · Page 9
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 9

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, October 28, 1937
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OFTIME - •&*.*»*&«». WHAT WILL HAPPEN IN EXTRA SESSION? WASHINGTON:! "Whereas public interests require that the congress of the United States should be convened in extra session at 12 o clock noon, on the 15th of November 1937 ..." Thus last week read Franklin Roosevelt to an unusually large group of 150 newspapermen assembled in his office for a press conference. That same night, seated before a microphone in the White House oval diplomatic room the President delivered his tenth radio "fireside chat," told U. S. citizens what he expected of this extra session of congress. Crop Control: "We intend this winter to find a way to prevent four-and-a-half cent cotton, nine- cent and thirty-cent wheat—with all the disaster these prices mean for all. of uB-*-from ever coming back again, Toi do that, the farmers themselves want to cooperate to build an all-weather farm pro- gram so that in the long'run prices will be more stable." Uttle TVA'«! ... "I recommend to the last session of the congress the creation of seven planning regions, in which local .'people will originate and coordinate recommendations as to work of this kind to be done in.thelr particular regions. The congress will, of course, determine the projects to be selected within the budget limits." Executive Reorganisation: "To carry out any Twentieth Century program, -we must give the executive branch of the government Twentieth-Century machinery to work with . . . For many years "wa have all knpwn that the executive and administrative departments are a higgledy-piggledy patchwork of dplicate responsibilities and overlapping powers." Wages and Hours: "A few more dollars a week in wages, a better distribution of jobs with a shorter working day will almost overnight make millions of our lowest-paid workers actual buyers of billions of industrial and farm products. That increased volume of sale* ought to lessen other costs of production so much of that even a considerable increase in labor costs can be absorbed without imposing higher prices on the consumer." Anti-Trust Laws: . . . "Have not been adequate to check the growth of many monopolies. Interpretation by the courts and the difficulties and delays of legal procedure have not definitely limited their effectiveness. We are already studying how to stregthen our anti-trust laws in order to end monopoly—not to hurt but to free legitimate business of the nation." Among the President's 50,000,000 listeners;' busily taking notes, was his one-time aid, Hugh Johnson. Three minutes after the "chat" was over, General Johnson stepped up to a microphone to rebut extemporaneously some of bin former .•: «U*r« potato. He appended the President's crop control program, warned th»t a continuation of New Deal spending would lead to a "distribution of poverty", said: "The high cost of living has depended for some time and will continue to depend, more on what happens In Washington than on any other single cause in this country. HKIL! HER,! IIEIL! WINDSORS IN NAZILAND BERLIN, Germany: As the Duke and Duchess of Windsor inspected the homes and factories of German workers lust week, from Nazlland came these facts: Unemployment has been reduced In the four years since Adolf Hitler came to power from just over 6,000,000 to just-over 800,000; but Nazi Winter Relief has 10,000,000 needy Germans card indexed, its staff numbers, 1,400 who expend yearly $160,680,000. To take one Item, the Nazi Winter Relief distributed last year gratis 492,000 tons of coal, or one-thlrti of the entire coal produce of the Saar Basin. At the Berlin Model worker's suburb of Tegelaee a four-room cottage with garden may be purchased by a German workman by paying (12.40 per month for a total of three years. In neerby apartment houses, not especially provided for workers by the Nazi regime, the monthly rent of a four-room flat is $15.20. Clothing distributed to the Nazi poor in mostly of artificial textiles, the standardized garments being made in aix sizes, misfits exchangeable, alterations and special fitting not attempted by the state. The highest wages paid to miners in the Westphalia fields are paid by the French-owned de Wendel properties. There the average miner's monthly wage I* 18.36 and he renU house and gardon from the de Wendels for $9.64 per jno»th. MRS. F. D. », M«CE8 ARRANGEMENTS WASHINGTON: At the White House last week Mrs. Franklin Roosevelt said she will be "delighted" to show the Duke and Duchess through District of Columbia Negro slums arid nearby model houses,' added that she "supposed" they will visit the White House. Meanwhile, Madam Secretary Perkins corrected an interpretation of her offer to extend "facilities" to the Duke and Duchess, indicated that it stands but U not to be interpreted as an. "Invitation" to come over as guests of the Department of Labor. A BLOW TO FUNLE88 DENTISTS NEW YORK: Last week the clever sales manager of Flnk-RoseUeve Co., a Mnnhm'ff" concern which y.n^ dentist* solutions for developing tiwir Uttle xray films, was »um- martty out of a Job. Reason: an liitenHnnnlly humorous illustrated adveftieement which dentists did not-4Mak a "bit funny when they saw U in U»t monthfs "Dental Survey and Oral Hygiene." The illustration: a middle-aged dentist holding his pretty office aawurtant on hi* lap. The caption: "Look what you can do with the time you save with F-R solutions." Upper Dt5 jitome* Established 1865 ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1937 Sixteen I'apes—Section 2 VOL. 35.—NO. 43 New Farm Bill? Better Read Up On It; May Govern You In 1938 TETATIVE BASIS FOR PAYMENT IS NEWLYOUTIJNED Would Not Base Payments on Acreage Held Out of Production A special session of congress is about to convene, and No. 1 on its list Is the question of a revised farm program, that can possibly be permanently incorporated into our system of government As proposed thus far, the 1938 program calls for substantially higher benefit payments to farmers, higher than any for the past three years. It feafurea a new approach to farm adjustment by payment of rarmers on the acreage they have in corn and other grains within certain limits instead of payment For -acreage held out of production or payment for diverting from grain to grass. Payment Basis The payment for basis, tentatively, would be as follows: 1—Goals or limits are to be established for each state, each county and each individual farm, the latter to be set up presumably by local committees on the basis of "good farming" needs of the individual farm and the production control deemed necessary for The current year. 2—Per acre ($1.50), adjusted for productivity of the farm for each acre in the general soil depleting goal. 3—Ten cents per bushel of the farm's normal yield per acre of corn for each acre in the corn goal. 4—Seventy cents per acre on either the soil conserving acreage or one-fourth of the total soil de.plet- Ing goal established for the farm, whichever Is greater. Efforts Most Be United One of the Ideas most strongly advanced by some, has been that there are only two ways to handle the matter. Either all farmers must join in the program, or else there should be no program. What action will be taken on this aspect, remains to be seen in the new session of congress. The object of the 1038 program would be to. cut -betaiMSPtVrS -«Mr 290 million acre* of the soil depleting crop acreage In the U. 8. compared with *an average of production in acres for the past ten years, which would take in years when there was no crop control at all, as well as recent years of crop control, giving a somewhat fair average, but not too large a decrease in acreage as compared with say 10 years ago. About Irrigated Areaa One of the biggest objections to all crop control has been (he cry that the U. S. Government is cutting down acreage in the middle went and then opening up great areas of irrigated land with a system of damn. Government officials make this explanation. That In the past three or four years, there are many states headed the Dakotas, Montana and similar drouth-ridden states, where farmers that produced crops a few years back, are now unable to do so. These farmers in many caaea, have moved into new locations, where irrigation can be relied upon. Their production, therefore, has chiefly been transferred from one spot where they used to be able to make a living, to a new one, where they are more certain of doing so, and the administration's explanation is that the total acres thus tillable has not been greatly increased, and certainly not increased with a crop control plan effecting all farmers in all fields of production wether it be corn, wheat, cotton or tobacco. Fred Brown, M. E. Class Head, Fenton Fenton: The Young Married People's class of the local M. E. Sunday School held a party in the church parlors, last week Monday evening. The election of officers took place with Fred Brown, president; Mrs. Walter Wlddel, vice president; Art Voigt, secretary and treasurer and Oliver Stoeber as the teacher. Mrs. V. J. Ttatum and Mrs. Walter Widdel were appointed as entertainment committee for the next party and refreshment committee will be Mm. Art Voigt and Mrs. Donald Weisbrod. The evening was spent playing games after which refreshments were served. Doan News Dr. J. A. Mueller w«nt to Independence, Iowa, Sunday to vuit hia brother, Supt, Mueller there and returned home thin week Tuesday. Enroute home he attended the Koasuth county medical meeting at Algona, held Tuesday evening. Mrs. Maude Brink will be hostess to the aid Oct. 28. Mrs. Mabel Hanaen will assist The Doan Ladies' Aid will hold their annual fall bazaar and supper on Tuesday evening, Nov. 9. The Bryan Asa family spent Sunday afternoon with the former's brother, Frank Asa of Irvington. Mrs. J. D. Andrews went to Armstrong last week Thursday evening, Oct. 21, to visit her brother, Mr. Anderson. Thomas LoaU of Titonka is now painting the interior of tbe Doan church and there were no services held there last Sunday on that account. Barbara Jean Holt, student at Gates College, Waterloo, and her friend, Kathryn Elvidge. Burt, Cedar Falls student, spent the week end with their parents. Are You Shirking Your Duty? (An Editorial) Without meaning to take undue liberties, or criticizing without constructive suggestions for betterment, we have been forced to the conclusion that many of our farmer friends who would be expected to take a real interest in what the 1938 crop control plan might be, are surprisingly indifferent as to what form of plan is adopted. Last week n meeting of farm and congressional leaders was held at Sioux City, where all angles of a new plan were discussed, but locally at least, there was no special interest in the matter. During the past years, every person living in our farm belt has been mighty aware of the fact that if the farmer himself does not get and stay Interested in legislation pertaining to his business, it is a cinch that nobody in the east Is going to get excited, or attempt to give him the parity that agriculture should have (with other lines of business. It la not asking too much to have folks In the great middle west to keep abreast of congressional action with regarl to farm and crop legislation. It is, indeed, to their own distinct advantage to see that real interest is maintained. Several years ago, there would have been no trouble in getting the right' amount of Interest, because times were bad, so bad that anything in the way of a plan looked wonderful. Times are better; self-content is setting in,. nnd interest in what is done is lagging. Unless that attitude changes, a hoped- for improvement in plans, and development of a permanent and sound program will not be accomplished. This editorial-news story is sincerely endeavoring to bring this point home to all living in our section. The present control Is not "perfect" or "all right' as some seem to thing, right" as some seem to think. The principle behind it is sound, but every farmer knows of flaws in its practical application that should be ironed out. Our duty, therefore is tq_ maintain an alert, intelligent vigil, one that will keep the question of a permanent crop- control plan before congress, so that from the past will come a future for rural America on a sound foundation, that will not place the farmer In the position of accepting a subsidy from the U. S. Government, but will bring him continued independence with a practical farm plan that may prevent the tremendous ups and downs to which he has been subjected. The administration wants to adopt such a plan. All it needs is a genuine interest from the farmers who will be affected, . and ideas that are sensible in forming such a program. The task is up to us; let us not shirk our duty! •News Items of Fenton Vicinity Travel Through Osarks Mrs. Elsie Dreyer and daughters, Lorena and Dorothy and Mrs. Minnie Dreyer returned home last week Wednesday evening after a ten days visit with the former's daughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Glendon Schrum of Swinton, Mo. They traveled through the Ozarks, visited at Hannibal, Mo., and saw Mark Twain's birthplace, park and statues in his honor. Enroute home they stopped at Keokuk to see the dam and also visited relatives in Charles City. Nephew In Crash Mr. and Mrs. Jake Zwiefel and daughters, Ardls and IrU, spent Sunday In Ainefc^TTXy ..,*••> rtln ner guests of the John ZWlefels and also visited with their son, Frederick, who is attending Ames College. Enroute home they stopped at Renwick to inquire about Clarence Hefty, who is a nephew of the Zwiefels, who was In the bus-train crash in the Mason City brick yards last Friday. His condition is still serlolis, having suffered a gash in Ills head and internal injuries. Buy New Cars R. D. Wehrspann is driving a new Chevrolet town sedan and E. A. Huskamp is driving a new Plymouth. Irene Krnuse was a Sunday night supper guest of Gladys Tieman. Mrs. F. H. Bohn and daughter, Mary Ann were Algona visitors Saturday; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Tieman were Sunday visitors at the Peter Hay- engas. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Berghofer and family visited relatives in Hampton, Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Krause and family were Sunday visitors with Mrs. Elsie Dreyers. The Seneca school opened last week Wednesday uftr a two day corn hushing vacation. Mrs. Carrie Haase and children, Pearl and Gail of Algona visited relatives here Friday evening. Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Weisbrod were entertained at the Ben Weisbrod home in Emmetsburg Sunday. Dr. and Mrs. B. K. Bahnson were entertained at dinner at Dr. and Mrs. Story's in Ledyurd, Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Dau visited their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Dreyer Sunday. Charles Folk, employed in the Critz elevator here, spent the week end with his family at Humboldt. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Osborn and son, Roger, were Sunday, dinner guests of Mrs. Freelove Weisbrod. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Schlei and sons, Marold and Elwin, were Sunday dinner guests at the W. J. Weisbrod home. Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Newel and Mrs. Kate Newel of Hartley were supper guests of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Newel. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Weisbrod and son, Lyle were entertained at the Otto Schmidt home at Bancroft Sunday. Perry Jensen, who attends Iowa State College, Ames, spent the week end with hu> parents, Mr. and Mrs. P. H. Jensen. Blanche Mayer, Lucille Weisbrod and Mrs. Fred Mortensen visited Mrs. Joe McGovern at Whittemore Friday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Mitchell, and Mr. and Mrs. Ben Mitchell visited Mr. and Mrs. John Mipklick at Thor last week Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. Herman Dreyer and daughters, Ruth and Alvina were visitors at the Mrs. Elsie Dreyer home Thursday evening. Mrs. Fred Klinge and son, Louis and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Buckley and family of Garner were Sunday dinner guests of the George Bellingers. Mr. and Mrs. Mllfred Mitchell and Mr. and Mrs. Bertel Berkeland visited Mr. Berkela&d's brother and family at Fort Snelling. Sunn., on Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Louie Keimers and daughter, Lorraine of Milwaukee, Wis., who have been visiting relatives here the past week, returned < home Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Oil Berkeland attended the 60th wedding anniversary of Mrs. Berkeland's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Olson at Haifa, Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Willrett and family attended a birthday party at the K. Wlbben home near Bancroft, Sunday, it being Mrs. Wibben's birthday. Mr. and Mrs: Henry Wegener and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Powell of Algona were callers at the E. K. A TREAT FOR THE MEN Whether it he Grandpa or Junior, or in between, it Is a safe brt that the male members of the family can preen themselves a* much as they please, after a buying trip to AlRona'n men's stores. Algona has five, flr»t-clnss men's stores, In Mlshac.h's, Stwle's, Zcnder * Caldwell, The Hub Clothier* and Mndson ft Hanson. Not an A-l brand of men's clothes, either for outside or Inside wenr I* missing from the shelve* of these Algona stores, and the prices In all of them, because of comparative lower overhead will be found as low or lower than distant points, plus the fact that one can nave time and money by NOT going further. Johnson nnd C. F. Wegener homes Sunday afternoon. Mrs. Harold Goetsch who was seriously ill following an appendicitis operation at the Millet hospital In Fairmont, Is much improved and on the road to recovery. Mr- and Mrs. Gkorge Meyer and family ot .Whittemore and Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Grelnert and daughter, Verdel, were entertained at dinner Sunday at the Ervln Bruhn home. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Weisbrod entertained Mr. and Mrs. George Schoenwetter and two sons of Klemme and Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Weisbrod and SODS, Bob and Ralph, at dinner on Sunday. Jlr. and Mrs. Fred Newel went to Waldorf, Minn.. Sunday to visit at the Ijome of Mrs. Newel's brother, Forrest Harmon and family and to see, the nephew. Gary Samuel, born recently. wr. and Mrs, J. A. Schwartz nnd daughter, Betty Jean and son, Robert, attended a family gathering at the Gus Schwartz home in Fair- DANCE Confetti, Horns, Fun for all V. F. W. HALL ALGONA, OCT. SOTH Rhythm Club Orchestra First IS Ladies Free 4 Night Football Friday Evening OCTOBER 29 ALGONA HIGH SCHOOL ~vs~ CLARION HIGH SCHOOL . "V- Game begins at 8 p. m. Admission: Adults 35c, students 25c Cummings New Fall Wash Dresses $1.00 New Flowers Brighten up with these new colorful flowers. 5c lOc For cold weather Snuggies Tuck stitch vests and panties 19c each Ladies' Dress Gloves Fine fabrics, all sizes and colors 29c to 79c a pair Ladies' Slips Rayon knit, guaranteed sag proof. $1.00 Ladies' lined Leather Gloves Pigskin or cape $1.39 Pair Mittens, Gloves For boys and girls Jersey, wool, leather 15c to 59c Girls' heavy Rayon Bloomers Sizes 4 to 14 20c, 25c Pair - SPECIAL - FINE SOFT-CEIVTEB A880KTED CHOCOLATES 2Oc Pound Men's flannel Gloves lOc Pair Men's part wool Fancy Socks 19c Pair ^Cumming's 5G TO $1 mont Sunday. Gtis nml J. A. nrc brothers. LnVonnp Hnilry of Scnrra visited her cousin. Lorrninr Wojji'nrr Inst week Monday and Tuesday nnd visited the Intter's .-school. The Pon- eea .school was liavTiip n coin Inislt- ng vacation. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Meyer nnd Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Meyer of ],edynrd were Sunday dinner guests at the )a rental A. J. Meyer home. The ifternoon callers were the Adolph Myer family of Seneca. Mr?. R. K. Johnson entrrtnincd her bridge club Rnturday afternoon. Mrs. Amos won the htph si-orp prine nnd Airs. K. W. RusUe the consolation. Mrs. Truman •lohnson was a cluh puest. Helen Meyer, daughter of the Fred Meyers, Whittemore. spent last week Monday nnd Tuesday here with her sister, Mrs. Edwin Grein- crt. The Greincrt's little daughter. Verdel, returned home with her for a visit until Thursday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Norman Thompson i'.n;l dnuphtcr. Lnvrrme of Cylinder \vrre tfundiv. 1 dinner puests nt the .\!!H: ;. ?lit> .'.ell home Sunday. In the afterncon the Mitchells nnd Thompsons nttcndul a Lutheran Sunday S hool convention nt Rlng- Med. Mrs. O. .1. Ranney. Mrs. C. F. C. Lnajje and Mrs. VV. .1. Weisbrod attended a party last week Tuesday at the Peter Christensen home at Lone- Rock, in honor of Mrs. John Klingelhofer and Mrs. Frank Rnnney of California. AT FOSTER'S Buy For Your Home or For Holiday Gifts Our present stocks include all the very newest .furniture from Amercia's leading manufacturers, at prices that arc satisfyingly low. Why Not Select Xnuw Furniture and Well Lay It Away for You night Now Here's a Bargain in a t 4-pc. BEDROOM SUITE , {food looking pieces, new and modern in style. .Beautiful- ly'Walnut veneered over choicest gum wood. With THREE of the pieces shown above Other Suits Ranging- from $49.50 to $145.00 Living Room Comfort 2 Piece Suite Style! QuuUtyl Fair Price! Very fine selection of covers. Price 49.50 & up New Shipment Fine Rugs and Carpets Bigelow-Sanford & Hightstown 9x12-$28,50 &up 7 Good Reasons Why You'll Like To Trade At Our Modern Store! 1—Large Assortment 2—Look before you huy .'{—Fair Prices •1—Duality merchandise5—Foster Reputation 6—Free Del. Anywhere 7—Liberal Credit Where Warranted Foster Furniture Co. AN AL(JONA INSTITIJTTION FOR MANY YEARS

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