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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, December 23, 1937
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The Algona Upper Des Moittes, Algoms Iowa, Pec. 58,1937 if A JJ W. HAGGARD * R. BTWALLJSR, Publishers >' IsS***** s **"Sf a** Ma «ef *t the Postofflce at ltpmN» tow*, ondtr act of Congress of March 8,1870 Issued Weekly StruscftirrtON RATES IK KOSSUTH oftt One Year, in Advance ............................... _ ..... ________ |LSO Upper Des Molnes and Kossuth County Advance to combination, per year ...„ .......... „ ....... $480 SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSCTH One Year te advance ______ ...... _______ .......... „ ........... U.50 Dpper Des Molnes and Kossuth County Advance In combination, per year ____ ....................... $4.00 RATES Display Advertising, per Inch ..._ ............................... SSo Want Ada, payable In advance; word ____________ J» people know tfee truth and the try to ttf«. H —Abraham O. O. *. Lffi£8 SKNATOBIAX. DISTRICTS AS IS The Humboldt Republican, staunch believer in •and exhorUr of all the principles, plans and practice* of the republican party, frankly stated last week the chief reasons that the present senatorial district Is liked and win be difficult to change. The Republican says the state was originally cut into senatorial districts with two objects in view: (1) To keep the rural districts in control of the Wat*, And (I) to keep the republicans in control «f ti» mute. The ftatttr then cites the victory of and still the election of a state majority who are republicans. From the standpoint of the Humbolat TJftper, this setup Is the next thing to perfect Naturally, with the southern Iowa counties top-heavy with republican^ and with many of the counties each having an individual state senator, the nnthwMt Iowa counties, such as the 47th district with five counties, and over 80,000 population, can Just go to blazes. There is no question of equality in representation; it is Just a question of keeping a republican majority in the state senate, by keeping- northern Iowa from having the state senators that It is lawfully entitled to have. And men who had owned such farms for many years found their equities wiped out when federal government action on the one hand and lack of action on the other hand, wiped out a half of that land value and it has not been restored even yet Why so much excitement over watered stocks? * » * A Hnge Joke Webster City Journal: The biggest joke ever perpetrated upon the republican party is John Hamilton, national chairman, at a salary of $25,000 a year. • • * The Unemployment Racket Northwood Index: In a certain small western city a great deal more government relief is wanted. Committees of business men were formed Into separate groups to canvass the city and insist that every person who could possibly qualify or could "get by" with it send In a statement of unemployment in the recent census. Members of families who had previously been supported by an older member, possibly a father, declared themselves unemployed. The purpose: to swell the rolls of unemployed so that a showing could be made of desperate conditions and used as an excuse to pry more relief from the national government. * * * Shades of the Klan? Webster City Freeman: Who says the people of Mississippi are not improving? It Is reported they are going to hang a white man for killing two negroes. That certainly reverses the order in that state. Agitators in the Saddle Estherville News: It is getting now so that officers of the law must apologise for protecting rights and property, and one trouble maker can break the peace of an entire industry. There has been too radical a swing in some labor legislation. When hard-working, lawabiding, peace- loving citizens are to be ordered around by professional trouble makers and agitators then something is wrong with democracy. Democracy should be the protector of an the people and all classes. That should not be interpreted as government lawless minority. flinenuitent fJapyotta People Webster City Journal: R we could only get back to the Grover Cleveland way of reasoning, that the people must support the government instead of til* government supporting the people, the country would be better off—financially, morally and materially. Opinions of Other Editors CIO Makes More Trouble Sac Sun: Down at Kansas City the Ford Motor Co. some weeks ago shut down its plant because It could not get police protection for its workers who wanted to work without joining a union. Then somebody in authority in Kansas City got tired of •eeing the idle plant and promised protection for workingmen, so the plant reopened. But the troubles of a manufacturer that does not bow to the union are never over. Soon after the reopening there was another strike. The reason given for the strike was that in rehiring men the company had discriminated against CIO men. Somewhere in the web of new laws that have •been concocted in recent years, it seems to be against the law to discriminate in any way against union men, no natter what has gone before or how much damage that* men have done to their employer. Just why this Is so is not easy to understand. The "crime" of which the Ford Motor Co. now is guilty seems to be that of refusing to rehire all the men who have been agitators and troublemakers—men who have made It a practice of doing as much harm as possible to the employer from whom they have been getting top wages under the best of working conditions. (There is no objection even on the part of CIO of Ford wages and working conditions). Maybe it's none of our business out here in the farming country, and then again maybe it is. The CIO is seriously considering organizing the farm laborers. Now let's see how it might work out for the Sac county farmers after the help is strongly unionized. Under union rules a farmer would have little choice as to whom he might hire or what he might pay him. If, for instance, farm striker who had been working against the interest of the farmer, In the same manner as at the Ford Plant at Kansas City, were not rehlred the farmer could easily be accused of "discriminating against the CIO" and have the law on his hands. Somebody still jokingly refers to this as a "free country." • • • A Bad Bill Anamosa Eureka: The provisions of the Wages and Hours bill are so antagonistic to the interests of the farmers of this district as to be little less than a menace that will in a year be equivalent to dynamite under the democratic party's welfare. Except in a few densely populated "labor centers" this wage-and-hour bill will be a scourge upon laborers, farmers, business enterprises and all kinds of business in general. It makes it illegal for anyone to work "over-time" in factories, shops, stores, offices, etc., and on farms. Employers may be prosecuted for "over-time". It is worse than the NRA ever*was, or would have been. Then probably you know whether you want this new wage-and-hour law or not. The time to do something is now—at once." • • • Excitement Over Watered btotk* Toledo Chronicle: Some of our statesmen in congress seem to be getting terribly excited because in the past few months the price of most stocks and bonds have gone down on the New York stock exchange; and these statesmen seem to think that is a terrible national calamity. Well, just where were these same congressional statesmen back In 1920 when farm lands all through the midwest that had been valued at (160 to {130 an acre way before the war almost overnight shrunk in value to about $80 to $100 an acre? Values of $160 to $180 an acre were not boom-time prices—those were {trices of long before the boom, before the war. SPCAKING OF —TRAINS OtPEND UPON SIGNALS FOR SfVFfcTY -SHIPS IN DISTRESS OEPENO OPON Sl«NALSTO BRING HELP (VvH^l DIDN'T foy (SIGNAL VOU WER v —-xSfOPPING ? IY\<STORIS*TS DEPtND UPON S1GNN-S TO PREVENT ACClOfcNTS Tfce <flr*9*r«4 ftgr UM Idltora of TOIt jPk* WteUy Ntwtmatntn* LETTKRS TO SANTA CLAUS Dear Santa Claus: I have been a good boy this year, and would you please send me two big, 190 pound tackles for my football team next fall. Your dutiful follower. Paul Berger. » • • Dear Santa Claus—We know you are wonder- Ing what to give us for Christmas, and would you please find two other fellows to fill in our quartet, signed, Jim Murtagh and Bob Harrington. • • * Dear Santa Claus: We would like to get a nice big fence with barbed wire on it, Santa, to place around the $100,000 surplus In the city treasury—The City Council. * • • Dear Santa—Please, Santa, send me some more ground grlppers so that I won't fall and break any more fingers—signed, Luke Linnan. • • • Dear Santa Claus—Please send me a bunch of shamrocks, signed Art Murray. • * • Dear Santa Claus—I don't want anything myself, but could you please leave a couple of typewriters around the county with some of our news correspondents—signed, Merle Schwietert, U-D-M linotype operator. • • • Dear Santa Claus—Please rush me a good rent- ier, signed John McEnroe. v • * Dear Santa Claus—If you know of any tricks I can do as well as that hat trick,, well, that's what I want for Xmas, signed Bill Steele. « • • Dear Santa Claus—Listen, kiddo, how about a lot of red hot news next year developing on Tuesday afternoon or Wednesday.—Your old pals, Duane Dewcl, Gordon Dewel "Lu" Doherty and Rachel Becker. • • • Dear Santa Claus—I don't want nothing; I got all the trouble I can handle now.—O. S. Reiley. • • • Dear Santa Claus—As you know, I have been living an upright life this past year, and for Christmas I would only like one thing, lota and lots of board proceedings for the coming year, signed—Harold Clark, editor of the Bancroft Register. • • « Dear Santa Claus—My only vice is smoking a pipe, and Santa Claua, if you have a patent fire extinguisher that I could use after dumping my ashes in the court house, I would like one for my present, signed Jake Freeh. » • • Dear Santa Claus—How about sending rne a blonde Christmas present, about five feet two, weight 105 Ibs., who tan teach me the Big Apple -signed, Barney Platt. • • • Dear Santa Claus—That Hotel Algona addition would do for us, signed -Ralph and Mary Miedke. • • • Dear Santa—Can't you make H. W. get home on time for dinner?—signed Mrn. H. W. Miller. « • • Dear Santa—Leave a great, big Shirley Temple with curls and everything, signed -Horace Clapsaddle. • • • Famous La*t Line—And we forgot to (tend them a ClirUtnia* card, darn it TB9B FARM BHJL— 01V ITS WAY WASHINGTON: Chairman Marvin Jones of the House Agriculture Committee last week maneuvered his 86-page Farm Bill toward the first vote taken in either House on any part of the President's program for the current special session. Relentlessly sidetracking members who tried to introduce unwanted amendments, the House leadership apparently had matters in hand when Wisconsin's Progressive Gerald Boileau managed to introduce an amendment outlawing payments to farmers who, among other things, used converted cotton fields to graze cattle. But dairy farmers rose in strength against cotton farmers and the Boileau amendment was adopted 202 to 188. Then the House Farm Bill, complete with Boileau amendment, 267 to 130. Since the House bill is destined to be rewritten in conference after the Senate passes the Pope-McGill Bill. Administration leaders completed he first month of the special ses- ion with the hardest part of their fo. 1 job still ahead. Both the louse and Senate bills authorized Secretary of Agriculture Heary Vallace to draw up annual market- ng quotas in advance for wheat, orn, cotton, rice and tobacco; to btain observance of them by means f benefit-paying voluntary con- racts. Both bills agree in prin- iplc that when reserves on hand ;row too large and two-thirds of he producers involved consent hrough a referendum, compulsory marketing control can be invoked penalty taxes levied on further sales. Beyond that the House and Senate bills have little in common. Chief certainties in the Farm situation last week were that the eventual compromise would cost more than the appropriations of S500.000.000 already made under the Soil Conservation Act, that no new farm bill would be ready soon enough for any 1938 crop. ON THE PAN— K-K-K WASHINGTON: Major social event of the Presidential week was the Gridiron Club Banquet (for press and politicians) at which the President's remarks are, by strict rule, completely off the record. Sharpest of the six skits written by Washington newspapermen last week concerned Associate Justice Hugo LaFayette Black of the Su preme Court who, unlike Chief Justice Charles Evans Hugh'*. Associate Justices James C. M<Key- nolds and Harlan Flake Stone did nat attend. Kxcerpt— K-K-K-Klansrnan, Beautiful Klansman, You're the same old K-K-K-K!ux I knew before; When the m-rn-rn-rnoon »hir.e.» i Over the White House, We'll be watching at the K-K-K- KourthouJifc door! Briii<'ii)<r You oiiiiniiur A Host of And li.-st Wislu-.- for A Happy New Year Kohlhaas & Spilles Hl'MA.V BIT(HEKINO OV "8COKTHKU EARTH"— NANKING. China: Around China's erntwhile capital. Nanking, raw, undnlltd Chine** youth* were last week flung agairiat advancing Japaneae regular*, and were horribly butchered. The crack, German-drilled Chinese fedth Division, under ruthlesu officer* and conserving it* own strength, drove th« Chinese recruit* forward and »hol in the back those who broke and ran. Twelve mile* from Nanking 300 Chines* were surrounded atop a hill by Japanese who net fire to th* long grits*. It burned fiercely completely around the ruli utX slowly forced the 'M> Chinese to the top. There Japanese mm nine guns, firing Into the ring of fire and smoke, killed them alrnont to a man In Shanghai, Generaligfcimo Chiang's big banker brother-in-law, T. V Soong. still remaining in the International Settlement. fJ«;»pit»! reports that he had fled, 'I predict that within trirce month* providing we can hol'l out which I am sure we tun Japaw will boon the verge of bankruptcy and facing revolution!" To achieve thU aim. Chinese were burning down whole cities, such as Chinkiang 40 miles east of Nanking, destroying million of dollars worth of property in a "scorchtd earth polity" to make conquest as difficult as possible for Japan It took 48 hours of steady slugging at the walls of Nanking and bitter hand- to-hand fighting in the streets be- for Japanese announced at week's end that they had captured it ITALY'S PEACOCK— "NO1 TTKS! BOO!"— ROME, Italy: In the democratic European strongholds as London and Paris, there has been much talk lately of making "concessions" (restoration of war-lost colonlesT to Germany to induce her to return to the League of Nations; and if Italy were also out of the League, she too might secure "concessions" (recognition of her conquest of Ethiopia) for rejoining. But, although Benito Mussolini has often been on the point of quitting the League in form as he has in spirit, Italy was still a member last week when Fascists in Rome were suddenly summoned to their local clubs. Marching 100,000 strong in pouring rain to the square in front of I] Duce's Venizia Palace, they heard Orator Mussolini declaim from his balcony: "We have not forgotten and we will not forget the opprobrious attempt to throttle the Italian people (by sanctions during the war in Ethiopia) thmt waa perpetrated) at Geneva." Then, having given his audience an adequate cue, the Die- i tator asked whether Italy should remain in the League: "Shall it be inside?" "No!" shouted his 100,000 listeners. "Shall it be outside?" "Yes!" "Now," bellowed Benito Mussolini 'we draw away from the tottering emple where they are not working for peace but paving the way for war!" . . . The herds of the great Democracies leave us profoundly ndifferent." As usual, the moment [1 Duce uttered the word "Democracies, the whole 100,000 cried •Boo!" It requires two years for any member state's notice of withdrawal from the League of Nations to become effective. _-^V- S5 DEAD—SCOTTIST ACCIDENT— CASTLECARY, Scotland: As darkness settled down on the little hamlet of Castlecary late one afternoon last week, the local train from Dundee pulled into the London & North Eastern Railway station. Around It swirled a December blizzard that blotted out the UghU of the village, stalled the train. Without a second's warning the mile-a- rninute Edinburgh-Glasgow express following the lacal crashed into it. Working in light provided by the burning debris of shattered wooden coaches, rescuers removed 91 injured, 25 dead. It was Britain's wcru railroad disaster in two decade k. Meanwhile, en route from Kobe to Manila and steaming down the rork-ntrewn coast of Formosa to avoid the Japanese controlled war zone in Taiwan Strait, the Dollar Linn a 21>36-ton "President Hoover' grounded a few hundred yards off Japan's Hoishoto Island 500 mile* north of Manila. There, with 1,000 rrassenirers and crew safely stripped it of part of Its transparent cornea whicij they immediately *BIO SHOTS" PROFFER WORST FOOT— NEW'YORK: Sitting in solemn convention In Manhattan's Hotel Waldorf-Astrola last week was the "Congress of American Industry", annual session of the National Association of Manufacturers attended by some 2,000 delegates, nKwt of whom were representatives of the employers of one-half of the country's industrial labor. With the U. S. currently suffering a sharp business recession, most of the topics discussed by the N. A. M. were politically important In one of the most sense-making of the orations Lammot du Pont pointed out that for private Industry to create jobs for 3,000,000 workers required investment of at least $J6,- 000,000,000—money invested "a year, to years perhaps, even ten years In advance of any hope of return." And Business could probably raise the money If given "a reasonable degree of certainty" on such things as labor, taxes, legislation. Added he: "Business needs more than a mere breathing spell from legislative experimentation. It needs positive, reliable assurance that the complicated terms and conditions under which it must function are finally determined ..." The manufacturers, drawing up a labor platform, asked that federal and state restrictions on the use of labor injunctions be eased. They asked that the Byrnes Act be amended to ban interstate transportation of "strike-makers" as well as strike breakers. They asked that a long list of strikes be declared illegal, including sit-down strikes, general strikes, strikes for B fllotcd shop or the check-off, strikes wh«r« grievances have not been presented. In advance, JWlkes accompanied" "by centtnuou* ana systematic acts of violence and Intimidation," strikes in violation Of contracts, strikes "to prevent the use of materials, equipment or services," The conspicuous knack of Business for putting its worst foot forward whenever it touched the subject of Labor 'was observed by General Hugh Johnson, who wrote: "Its heart was right but the draft- manship was terrible . . . This is a pity because In my talks with Important Individuals I could plainly see the most astonishing change in thinking. Some of the worst old hardshells have softened up." N. A. M. made a peace gesture at the wlndup manquet, when Chairman Colby Mitchell Chester proposed a three-way conference between Business. Government and Labor. No official acknowledgement from Washington was expected and none was forthcoming; but from Joseph Patrick Kennedy, the man whom it considers Its best friend in the New Deal, Business received a sharp reproof. Said he: 'How on earth can business people hope for any Improvement If they 50 on crying bloody murder at every remedy the President proposes? The President has a splendid program to meet this business reces- ifon ... a program . . . that business people In this country have wanted. But most of them just go ,on howling, Instead of accept- ing the program at its face value "As an example of.the Wn'd «* nonsense" he meant, **r. Kemwjy related a recent conversation with a pretty powerful man," who thought iPrseldent Roosevelt should makf a reassuring statement Said Mr. Kennedy acidly: "He'd told me only a few months before that he wouldn't believe a word the President said if he swore it on a pile of Bibles." CAPTAIN 8ANDE1W BOYS TRUE TO FORM- COLUMBIA, South Carolina: From the window of his office in the State Penitentiary a 1 , 001 "™- bla, Prison Guard Captain Olin Sanders last week shouted to Corporal Charles L. Christmus on duty in the yard below: "Charlie, these boys have got me tied up In here . . . They've got a gun In my ribs and want a car to get out." "These boys" were six convicts who had trapped unarmed Captain Sanders in his office. Since Captain Sanders had given instructions to disregard any order he might give under such circumstances, Corporal Christmus called Prison Superintendent J. S. Wilson. Colonel Wilson, called South Carolina's 41-year-old Governor Olln Dewitt Johnston, who hurried to the prison. Toward the window of Captain Sanders' office marched the governor with his hands deep in his overcoat pockets. "Take your hands out of your pockets!" ordered a convict The governor obeyed, then argued, pleaded urged that the* convicts come out and surrender. "Get us a car. Open the gates. Otherwise it will be too bad for Sanders," came back the answer. The Governor made one more plea to the convicts; •'If yd* boys will walk out of there and let Captain Sanders walk out first, til see that nothing goes against your records." A growl was the only answer. Said Governor Johnston to the Guardsmen: "Go ahead boys, let them have it" Half-a-dozen gas grenades arched through the window. A moment later six licked convicts stumbled out, but Captain Sanders was not with them. Ctaftrdftftgft tmnA tt* on the floor of his office (ft a pool of blood, covered with «Nrih.«ttb wounds. A few minutes lat«f In taft prison hospital, Captain Sander* died. trances Winkle Hurt Frances Witikle of Algona was injured slightly lust w«k new- Garner, and her c*r sirfrefea gome damage, when H »«• tttWw to tj» rear by a mcahins drivwt'by Albert Andetson of Thompson. Miss Winkle had stopped Wr ear to wlp« Ice off the windshield. Ice oh the highway caused the collision. We Wish You One and All A Very Merry Xmas Elbert's Garage Geo. Elbert, Prop. World i measure, express- Christmas , the world Cleaners ashore and on other ships, the $8,liner was soon slowly being tattered ttj pieces. —o— NKW TYKE COMMITTEE MKKTIXOJ4— MAUHVlLi-K. Tennessee: Dudley Leigh Am*n baron Marley, deputy sp*ak*r of Britain's House of Lords, last week watched his first U 8. foothill giant in Nashville. Com- rner.ud he: "Th* game U considerably tJower than our rugby because of the frequent committee meet- ir>x* ,:, which the players indulge." MiK TO YOUTH— KV>. KOK AN EYE— .'.KW ORLEANS. Louisiana: In New Orleans' Charity hospital last week were two destitute farmer-pa- titnu John Wesley Amos, 68, and Frank Cnabina, 16, both suffering blu.'int.ia in their left eyes. Quicklime had seared the youth's, a cat- ara'.t bleared the oldster's. Said John Wesley Amos to Charity hoa- piUil eye surgeons: "Frank's been very good to me. Not many young felluws would bother to cheer up &n old man like the way Frank's done. If you figure one of my eyes can help Frank see, I want you to lake my eye and give it to him." OpbLhalruolOBiats therefore en- uckated the old man's left eye, May We Take This Opportunity to Express Our Sincere Wishes That You Will Have A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Casey Loss Sheriff, Kossuth County M. J. Duffy Treasurer, Kossuth County E. S. Kinsey Auditor, Kossuth County Wm. Shirley County Supt. of Schools / Mrs. E. J. McEvoy Clerk of Court J. J. Dooley Recorder, Kossuth County Bill Barry Wishes You A Merry Christ

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