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The Algona Upper Des Koines, Algona, lewa, Dec. 9,1937 filgima %per . «. ~ * North Dodge Strwt 3. W. HAGGARD A R. B. WALLER, Publishers Stotered M Second Class Matter at the Postofflce at , under act of Congress of Mafch 3, 1879 Issued Weekly Member IOWA Association SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSStJTH CX>.: On* Tear, In Advance :..$L50 Upper Des Moines and Kossuth County Advance In combination, per year $2.60 SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Tear In advance _ $2.60 Upper DM Moines and Kossuth County Advance in combination, per year $4.00 ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per inch SBc Want Ads, payable in advance, word _ Je "Let the people know the truth and the coon- try Is safe."—Abraham Lincoln. IN THE INTERESTS OF "ECONOMY" Next time you let out a yell about taxes, remember this: Twenty cents of every dollar you earn goes to the government for taxes. Waste! Extravagance? Yes, but not all at Washington. The federal government gets just eight of those 20 cents. The rest goes to be squabbled over by 176,000 other units of our government—states, counties, townships, mosquito control districts, etc. that Impose and spend over half of the $12,000,000,000 collected. Fortune magazine for the month of December unearths the niggers in the taxation woodpile, revealing that though the federal government feeds their poor, paves their roads, builds theif houses, and catches their crlminials, the STATES AND LOCALITIES HAVE NOT REDUCED THEIR TAXES. So, we again find out what we've known all along, but are forever refusing to think about, that real tax economy can do the most good by beginning at home. and eliminate the bootlegger. We can see no reason why the state stores should make a profit of a million to a million and a half a year. This is just an Additional concealed tax and makes bootlegging just that much more possible. The intent of the Iowa law was not to make money out of the sale of liquor but to so handle it as to promote prohibition. Another thing we do not agree with is the 12 o'clock stopping of the sale of beer. The prohibitionist will say that every one should be in bed at 12 o'clock. True, brother, true, but it just does not happen that way. For a certain percentage of our population life just begins at ten p. m. Visit some of the bright Spots in Jones county and you will find that when the sale of beer stops at 12 p. m. the sale of Coca Cola and pop begins and out comes the alcohol to spike it and it is this same bootleg alcohol. The party which was rather lukewarm on beer now peps up on spiked Coco Cola and pop. The minute you take something away from people and say they can not have It, they want It and they get it Maybe our theory Is all wrong, but we would make it easy to get at, reasonable prices, and we believe you would help prohibition. * • * Hill Says They'll Otunbte Mitchell County Press: The law can possibly stop the operation of pinball machines and break up a few gambling houses In the cities, but It can't stop gambling so long as it's the unlversaal pastime of people everywhere as it is Just now. The chances are that the makers of the anti-gambling laws are themselves gamblers to some degree, since there's hardly a community enterprise, or a social diversion, nowadays that doesn't find a bit of gambling necessary to provide an appealing punch. What has brought It about, perhaps none can say, but the gambling spirit is more deeply ingrained in everyday life than it has been at any previous time in recorded history. Whether it will ever be different no one can say, but until a change does come there will be little progress made in rooting out the professional gambler. We just want to gamble. Let the law abolish one way and well find another. WHO WILL BUY THE SURPLUS ? u. S. Farm Production and Exports WHO WILL BUY THR SURPLUS*—Largely because of favorable weather conditions, agricultural production Is larger In 1937 than In any year since 1932. The nation produced a 2>4 billion bushel crop of corn, near 900 million above normal production. Potato and tobacco crops are unusually large and milk production was greater than In 1936. In the face of declining exports of farm commodities taken as a whole, production of farm products has increased. The MARCH OF TIME UO. O. i. fAT. Ort. Prepared by the Editors of TIME The Weekly Newsmagazine THE PUBLIC PAYS FOR IT A news story the other night declared that Deanna Durbin. who just reached her 15th birthday. was now making $2,500 per week. That youthful Miss Durbin has a charming voice, a pleasing personality, and a delightful innocence and freshness in her screen and radio work, we do not deny. But that any girl of 15 years of age is actually worth $2.500 per week, is something else again. It must have madQjnany a hungry man or woman, and many millions working hard for less than $2.500 for a whole year, ponder a bit on the question of economic justice. But the public must like it, and is willing to pay the price. Hollywood and its fabulous salaries, is the most fantastic, o%'ergrown, absurd, nauseating section of the land today, and some of its characters in films and film production are about as bloated a set of plutocrats as one can find anywhere in the world. Opinions of Other Editors Who Is the Bi K Bum? Decorah Journal: "You're a big bum, a louse and an economic loyalist. "You don't know anything. "And we don't want you around here! (and then, cartooning Business naked in a broken barrel). "W c want your cooperation! Our machinery's broken down." Thus does Ding Darling word four sections of a vicious, panic-breeding attack on the Roosevelt administration in a Des Moines Register cartoon November 19. Persons with a little memory will recall that Roosevelt became President In March of 1933 and that all banks were closed prior to that day—that this nation then virtually was bankrupt. Banks which have paid their depositors 80 r>er cent and more, aa have many in Iowa, could not have paid mere than 25 to 40 per cent had they been forced to liquidate. Depositors were withdrawing their funds from banks—and had been doing so for the last two years cf the previous administration. Credit was exhausted. Bankers and Big Business leaders came to Roosevelt and begged his help in 1933. He engineered a program which re-opened the banks and made it possible for liig Business to prosper. In 1932 j^rior in Roost-veil's administration, Wall Street Stock averages compiled by the Associated Press i-.iid rarriul daily in the Register touched low of >]i, !iO At the peak in 1936 rvacned an average of $7280 or up 4OO p L r cent for th L . Wall .Street stock aviT.-ijres, wluli- the small business man and farmer also made some gains. K-irly this year stocks were at a peak of >72 SO average and have .slumped to $15.90 as of Thursday, Nov. Is. iilsu according to the Des Moines Register, but this is mild compared with the blurnp from the 192:i high of 5157.70 a.i the 192U peak to $16.90 as '.he 1932 low. When Big Business again waxed fat in Vj'.A and the littli- fellow did not get his .share, Roosevelt just- ificdly used the term Economic Royalists to the groups of multi-millionaires who battled him so bitterly during the- 1936 presidential campaign For a time the smashing Roosevelt victory stunned them. It is our belief that the views of the capitalistic press and pessimism preached by the capitalistic newspapers have had more to do with creating a business recession than anything extcpt world conditions. * • • Stopping Paper la C'oftUy! Corydon Times-Republican: Last week a woman called at our office to state that she had lost a good many dollars by her failure to subscribe and read this paper recently. She had been a regular reader toi years, but la.st winter she cancelled her subscription to save a dollar and a half a year and as a result she did nut know about tiie new homestead tax refund law and did not make application at the auditor's office as required. She no doubt lost something like twenty < r forty dollars, depending upon the value of her homestead. This we regret time-rely If a person does not get a dollar and a half's worth of good out of a country paper in a year, one wonders where you would really tind a bargain. One man told us recently that the want ad column alone is worth many dollars a year to him in stock and merchandise that he see* ottered or in opportunities he finds to sell some -jl his surplus goods. Alcohol I.eft to Itootlt-ggerti Anamosa Eureka: The destruction by fire of the large still near Oxford Junction again bring.-; to mind the bootlegging of alcohol in Iowa especially the eastern part. If the state stores would handle alcohol, these bootleggers would be eliminated and the consumer would receive a good grade of alcohol instead of the rot the bootleggers sell. We think Mr. Manley is all wrong when he refuses to allow the state liquor stores to sell alcohol because alcohol is not u beverage. How can a stjil like this one at Oxford .Junction exist if the people are not consuming a lot of alcohol? If they are consuming it, and we know they are-. why is it not then u beverage? If we are going u> have the. curse of liquor and we are, we believe the answer is to have the state sell it at reasonable prices Leading to Dangerous Ground Sac Sun: President Roosevelt made one thing clear In his Constitution Day address: he means to continue his fight to change the supreme court to a majority that will be subservient to his views. The president in his talk upheld democracy and warned against dictatorship in a most commendable manner, but his bellttlement of the Importance of the constitution belled his previous statements. What the president said, in effect, was something like this: "What's the constitution among friends? If the laws we want to pass do not jibe with a strict interpretation of what the constitution says, then let's stretch a point and say that the founding fathers probably Intended It that way." That Indeed Is treading on dangerous ground. Mr. Roosevelt may joke about "legalism" and 'lawyer's contracts", but the fact remains that without legalism there would be no basis for interpreting any law or any constitutional provision. And by the way, the president's sarcastic reference to lawyers in general is a bit of shallow demo- gogery entirely unworthy of the president of the United States. • • • Britain Needs Store Nerve Webster City Freeman: It looks very much as though Great Britain might be ribbed up to the point of fighting for its rights if it can hang onto the coattails of Uncle Sam while doing so. France, too, seems to be of the same mind. But dear old uncle pulled their chestnuts out of the fire once and doesn't seem to be in any hurry to repeat the performance. Down the Hatch Estherville News: The government would be hard pressed for funds if It were not for the social security taxes, which go into the general hopper and are counted as federal income. What the government is going to use for money to pay the benefits of these "savings", when the borrowing limit has been reached no on hazards a guess. When the social security legislation was being discussed prior to the election the claim that the social security taxes would be spent and not saved was denied. But the taxes are being spent, just the tame. . ' • • • Dictionaries No Authority Humboldt Republican: Someone has stated that there has never in -the history of the world been ,TL thousand-word production without fault. And when we get down to what is right or wrong, who is authority? Certainly none of the dictionaries or other standard works. They are written and rewritten again to keep pace with the changing language. Proof-readers in many of the more important offices intcrlinf each new standard work to keep it up to the times. Who or what makes words or the use of words correct? We have to admit that common usage does. That is where the changes come. And so ai'fter all we have to go back to the common use of words to find if they ore correct. And now someone has taken President Roosevelt to tusk for bad grammar. Prof. Janet A. Aiken of Columbia University is so worked up that in her criticism she forgot to put a verb in cne of her own sentences. It is to laugh. GENERAL FEELING AND UTILmr CZARS WASHINGTON—Anxious to per suade the great utilities Industry to cut loose with a big construction program stimulating to heavy in dustry, President Roosevelt last week summoned to the White House Chairman Floyd Leslie Carlisle ol the Consolidated Edison and Niagara Hudson Power Companies and President Wendell Lewis Wlll- kle of Commonwealth & Southern Corporation. Emerging after his talk with the President, Powerman Carlisle blandly declared that "the fears government competition are very much lessened," announced that his companies would spend $112,000,000 for new construction in the next two years. With a Grade A business recession on his hands, this announcement was just what the President wanted. But it had no significance because Mr. Carlisle's companies are intra-state organizations unaffected by the federal "death sentence" on utility holding companies, are largely exempt from other sections of the Public Utility Act of 1935, are far from of businessmen last week was that President Roosevelt had yet to make a tangible offer to the ultilities. CONGRESSIONAL STUDY IN SLOW MOTION WASHINGTON: When Congress convened In Extraordinary Session last fortnight, extraordinary tasks confronted it: the President's four- point legislative program, to which business recession had added the pressing problem of tax revision. But when congress completed Its second week of the special session, its task was still just as formidable as it had been. Up In the Senate last week was the Pope-McGIll Farm Bill, giving the Secretary of Agriculture power to set up crop quotas for wheat, corn, cotton, rice and tobacco; to establish "ever normal granaries by buying surpluses In fat years." Most obvious defect of the bill was that it made no provisions for rais- nig money for the payments It authorized to farmers who observed crop restrictions, despite the fact that .he President last week again insisted that provisions for raising any necessary funds above the rrTtrA 4... , ,, 1, t>iij- iict-caodl y luilua tlUUVe T.r.C TVA competition—and Mr. Carlisle $500,000,00 now allotted for crop nl.nn.wi ,„ „„,„,, , h . $112,000,000 control be Included in the bill. 1 When Michigan's Arthur Vanden- Harry Kruse always keeps in step when walk- with anyone- . . . Herb Potter, recuperating from MX broken rib:!, once ran a wheat ranch in Saskatchewan. Canada . . . many of the local stores are providing free Xmas package wrapping, supply- in;: the pai'i-r. boxes, string and everything but the .-tamps . . . Wade- Sullivan was given a good ribbing at Clement's barber shop where the boys say Wade ' arricd In.-, tobacco in a fancy pouch but has it filled with H'c tobacco maybe it should be- Me Sullivan . . . but Wade told Charlie Clement the only reason that Charlie didn't smoke a pipe was because he '•ouldnt hold one in his false teeth. . . Charlie Hoffman shoveled 15 tons of coal into a local basement, then found he had dropped his pocketbook somewhere- under the 15 tons, and the home-owner now watches every shovelful for Charlie's wallet. . . How about selecting a Kossuth county Man of the Year; this department will accept nominations, and reasons for their selection, keeping the name of the nominator a secret . . . W. C. D. ought to change the name from The Colyum to Home Economics Dept., what with all this salt-rising bread discussion . . . One anguished woman asked the liquor store to stop her husband's permit, and found that they had done so several weeks before: some fool was procuring liquor for a man unable to pay his house rent, or his water and light bill . . . Tage Jensen has on display at Bloom's store, a full-rigged, three- masted sailing vessel, with all the trimmings—he made it in his spare time, and it is a beautiful sight to behold and a tribute to what can be done with one's spare time. • • • Tlii-n there is the st-ory of the bwihhy boy» who stopped at a roadhou.se for liquid refreshments. One said he would have- a coco cola, the second said he'd like ginger ale with ice, and the third said "Plain water for me; I'm doing the driving." * • * I'KI/K OF TilE WEEK: During an interview with an applicant for relief, at the court house, one of the- young ladies in the relief office asked among other things, the question, "have you any back house i eiit." "No," answered the relief applicant, "we have modern plumbing." * « » Rumor ha*, it UuU a new grocery ktore i» deettn- ed to occupy the old States Cafe location when the new front is completed on reliable information. 4t • • Philosophy of the Week—Everything wouki b* all right if everybody would uicreuac u'tttfe* ujiil reduce prices. • • • Famous ijwt Line—Doubled, redoubled, vul- tuui tlnuiit. to spend the anyway. Mr. Willkie, the power industry's spokesman in dealing with the New }eal, is head of a billion dollar hold- ng company with a huge chunk of operating properties in the center of invading TVA's sphere. Although no record of his talk with the President was made public, Mr. Willkio appeared willing to agree on his own account to rate structures based on the president's "prudent Investment" baais, asked for a fair break qa government competlUott and a modification of the "death sentence" for holding companies. The president seemed to have brushed over Mr. Winkle's arguments to convince him that the utilities really had nothing to fear, the power- man tried to convince the president that investors did have very real fears, but both agreed that the utilities could profitably spend in the next year perhaps as much as $1 500.000,000. Despite his vague offers of truce and his invitations to Powermen Carlisle and Willkie, President Roosevelt had so far not even hinted a willingness to compromise his power policies on any ground acceptable to private powermen, was not believed likely to do so unless recession grew even blacker. The Duke power case (PWA grants) and the Electric Bond & Share case (holding companies) await the attention of the Supreme Court; and the famed 19-company challenge to TVA's constitutionality was on trial last week in Chattanooga. The president's Left-wing advisers are confident that he will win all three cases and then be able to dictate to the powermen his own terms for peace. Pressed by the President for reasons why companies outside the area of direct TVA competition had difficulty in raising money, Power- man Willkie last week replied: •The general feeling." As every businessman knows, "the general feeling" is important in selling securities or making financial commitments, and the general feeling berg inquired how much it would cost the government to pay farmers the benefits proposed by the bill, and where the money was to come from. Agriculture Committee Chairman Ellison ("Cotton Ed") Smith replied that "an effort to benefit agriculture ought not to be arbitrarily limited." Vandenberg: "That is a very noble sentiment to which I might subscribe. I should also say that a memoir pf the Senate can scarce-" ly vote Intelligently upon thia Mil 1 when he does not know what he is authorizing except 'such sums as are necessary.' . As are necessary for what? . . . What sums are necessary? Is it a billion or two billion dollars?" I Smith: "Why, good God, If we had known that, we would have said so. We do not know and you do not know." Vandenbrrg- "No, I do not and I am trying to find out." Texas' Senator Tom C'onnally: "If the Senator from Michigan will tell . . . when it is going to rain and when the sun is going to shine and when we are going to have a drought—" Vandenberg: "Or when we are going to have a balanced budget." Still waiting for their own Farm Bill last week, House members had nothing to do except continue listening to oratory on subjects ranging from neutrality to Social Security. A SHANGHAI HERO- FATHER JACQUINOT SHANGHAI, China: As Japanese forces pressed forward last week and seized another 6,175 square miles of Chinese territory, in occupied Shanghai there emerged as hero-of-the-week a French priest, Father Jacquinot de Bangc. Of aristocratic birth, he has long devoted his life to serving the Chinese masses, and at the height of recent hostilities he proposed that Japanese and Chinese forces should both treat the Nantao area of Shanghai as a neutral tofte. Th« proposal was accepted by both sides and In neutral Nantao cowered some 260,000 trembling natives, many of whom now feel they owe their lives to Father Jacquinot Tall, grey-bearded and black-robed he moved about Nantao last week venerated by Chinese with the gestures and cries they use to their gods— and Father Jacquinot was just putting over a new Idea. He had proposed that Instead of the standard practices of shooting looters, thieves and other malefactors under martial law, Chinese caught In such acts should be paraded around Nantao as objects of public shame. With Father Jacquinot sitting as a judge several hours each day, Chinese police brought before him Chinese culprits with the request that they be sentenced to "hard labor." The accused seemed highly delighted to receive sentences of from three to twenty days, instead of being shot By last week, Father Jacquinot had even succeeded in touching Japanese General Iwane Matsul and Japanese Vice Admiral Klyoshl Hasegawa for contributions of $3,000 each to be used for Chinese relief. STORKS—MAYBE THERE'S SOMETHING TO ITt LONDON—To London dinner guests, the Earl of Mansfield, reputable British ornithologist, * last week told how the local birthrate had soared after he stocked his Dumfriesshire estate with storks Two housewives barren ten yean were barren no longer, another became pregnant 15 years after the birth of her last child. His storks now dead, the Earl explained that he would not import a fresh batch because "my workers have told me rather forcibly that If I do, they will shoot the whole lot" OPERATOR'S HEADACHE BUSMEN'S HOLIDAY— WASHINGTON: When the bus Industry achieved official maturity as an element in the nation's transport system in 1935 (when Congress put It under control of the Interstate Commerce Commission), interstate bus driven appropriately joined the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. But the U. S. suffered no major bus strikes until last week when, with little or no warning, the Railroad Trainmen called out 1,300 drivers on eight Greyhound lines serving 18 states east of the Mississippi. All Greyhound service In Boston and Philadelphia stood still. Elsewhere bus schedules were maintained, though there was a sharp drop in traffic, and busses still rolling entered the terminals well splashed with ripe tomatoes. Tires were slashed, windows stoned, in Washington, eleven pickets were arrested in Springfield, 111., for the same ed up for investigation as alleged Meanwhile, as A federal conciliator in Cleveland tried to end the busmen's holiday, nine of the Greyhound Corp.'s affiliated companies filed one of the most remarkable suits In the history of U. S. labor, asked $6,300,000 damages from the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen on the ground that the strike was called, not to Improve wages and working conditions of bus drivers, but In behalf of railroad passenger traffic and to "Increase the ntnnbw of railroad trainmen employed by the railroads." CORRECTION The basketball score between Whittemore and LuVerne as reported last week was incorrect, in that LuVerne scored 30 points, and Whittemore 21. We had It Just the other way Artiuad. 'strong-arm guards" the company. employed by Quality Quality Is a much abused word. Put a 6c handkerchief In a fancy Christmas wrapping and sell It for 10 cents does not make that handkerchief a lOc quality. Because one merchant asks you $5.00 for certain shoes that another merchant Is willing to sell you th» same shoe for $3.60 surely'does not effect the quality. AM it effects Is your pocketbook. The family that is trying to save, trying to economize, wants quality at the lower price. Everybody wants quality merchandise. Every merchant likes to sell quality goods but some merchants want double the profit that other merchants do. It always pays to buy quality and it pays to buy it where you get the same goods for less money. Quality goods at lower prices Is Neville's method of doing business. I can truthfully say without fear of contradiction that we buy more standard first quality shoes and furnishings during the year than any store In Kossuth Co. We also handle a few cheaper shoes but you do not have to buy them for we sell the better ones, the standard lines for less money than any other store In the state of Iowa. We sell a child's oxford, sizes up to big 2 for 44*. This keeps our customers from going to Mason City or Fort Dodge, where they would have to pay 68c for the same shoes. We buy our 98c oxfords In 100 dozen shipments. We pay extra for triple sewing, leather insoles and leather counters. It is a Whale of a bargain at Me. In standard shoes for boys and girls we have Tom Boy by Herbst of Milwaukee, Peters' Weather Bird, Red Goose, Peters' He-Boy, Sky Riders, Frank Built and Red Robin. For men, Nunn-Bush, Peters' City Club, W. L. Douglas, Connolly Kangaroos and Porto-Pedlc Air Cushion. For women. Peters' Velvet Step, Swing Step, Cinderella, Tireless Tread, Pontlac Research and other high class shoes. These are all nationally known shoes handled by the best stores all over the country. You get the same shoes at Neville's for less money. Jimmie Neville THE SHOE MAN HGOIHGTOBUHOIHER maqtaq Christmas H 1HOUSMIDS OF HOI I lie steady demand for Maytag washers and ironers tcik us thut Santa Claus will need a lot of them again this year. In making a itlcaion be guided by the greatest name in washer history. I hooie the washer with one-piece, cast- aKmmiim tub, sediment trap, Roller \\.iri-r Remover, adjustable legs and a score ol other advantages. .Iny Maytag >"uy ie hud a;M {auline Multi-Motor. N«w Maytag Iroiur Own an ironer as good as the May tag washer. Six model* at a wide price range. ASK FOI A OEMON- (TKATION Of THf MAYTAO WASHfR S«« your near.,/ <*«„/«» for a FK£E Horn* trial ironing tf IT DOC*N'T IILL ITIBtr, DON'T KEEP IT THi MAYTAG COMPANY . MANUf A CT UgEM . FQUNPtD IMH . NiWTON^IO Biustrom's Maytag Bales and Sei'vice RICHARDSON'S GREAT CLEARANCE OF FURNITURE An Event Doubly Important Before The Christmas Season, is Still Going FULL BLAST Final Close-Out of our Entire Stock Must be ninde by Dec. 24th, Before Moving to our New Location Our Entire Stock At Reduced Prices What A Chance For Christmas Savings All we ask is that you ooine in and look over our Xcw Mcivhuwlisc, all marked at far below regular retail prices. We'll lay away what you chose until Xmas if you desire it. Gift Ideas At Removal Sale Prices Living Room Suites Dining Room Suites Bedroom Suites Rugs - Linoleums - Tables 25 CI/ 70 Discount on our Entire Stock of Paint Norge Refrigerators Mattresses Cedar Ohests and Dozens of Other Home 25% Discount on our Entire Stock of 1038 Q-E Radios Furnish ing Items at Richardson's Algona, Iowa oo. We Deliver

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