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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, January 11, 1938
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The Algona Upper Pes Moines, Algona, Iowa, Jan. 11,1938 9 North Dodge Street 3. W. HAGGARD & R. B. WALLER, Publishers Entered as Second Class Matter at the Postofflce at Algona, Iowa, under act of Congress of March 3,1879 Issued Weekly Member low* Press Association SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO.: One Year, in Advance -.. ........ $1-50 Upper Des Molnes and Kossuth County Adv- •vance In combination, per year *Z-50 SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year In advance •••• •• :••.''" Upper Des Molnes and Kossuth County Advance In combination, per year ! ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per inch 35c Want Ads, payable in advance, word *- "Let the people know the truth and the country IB safe."—Abraham Lincoln. WHIL.E ON REDISTRICTING SUBJECT Despite a legitimate reason for desiring redist- rictlng of the state senatorial districts, it would seem that the 47th district is not going *o be redlvlded. But there Is a better solution. That solution would afford at least as good representation for the 47th district, would reduce state operating expenses, and afford the State of Iowa with a better legislature In all respects. We refer to adoption of the unlcameral (one house) legislature, already successfully in use In Nebraska. There Is little use in staging a fight for division of the 47th senatorial district. But a real accomplishment could be made If this sfctte would streamline Its legislature Into a one-house body of more efficient, and better legislators. fThe original idea of having two houses, both In Congress and state legislatures, was to provide a system of checks and balances to an Infant republic, and Immature Individual states. The results may have been as desired at first. But today, we find that the two house system is merely providing a wonderful excuse for the nonsense that goes on In our legislative halls. Bills can be introduced, shuffled around between the two houses, and lost in committee. Or they can be drafted, revised, presented and voted upon, with only a small percentage of the people's elected representatives having any idea of what they are doing. Party politics, bribes, and lobbying have made a foolish farce of a serious business. Senator George W. Norris, in a recent article in The Rotarian magazine, summarizes the Nebraska experiment and classifies it as a real success. He says the chief opponents to the plan today are politicians afraid of or who have lost Jobs or their Influence, or powerful Interests whose manipulating of legislators can be better accomplished with a large group distributed about the cloakrooms than a small, compact one, under the intent gaze of the public and political, observers in general. The 1937 Nebraska legislature handled more actual business in 1937 than in 1935, at less than three-fourths the cost of the 1935 session. Nebraska does not elect state legislators on .1 party basis. The candidates run for office on their own strength. As we have said before, there are no national problems of policy to be set- tied In state legislative halls. The problems are only those of the state, and the action taken should be In the general Interest of the state:, therefore the tags of political parties are as unnecessary as two steering wheels on an automobile, and as dangerous to the public welfare. A fight for a one-house legislature means battling every element and every force of desperat?. Intrenched political power, and every potent group with a finger in the pic under the present setup. But Nebraska did do it—why not Iowa? sighted policy to scrap certain bed rock principles In order to nnd a way out In short. It believe? that the preservation of the farmer's liberties s more Important than making a few dollars. It Is against regimentation. For that reason It Is against an amalgamation of the forces of union labor and the farmers; because the member of the unto" labor Is nothing but a regimented Individual. The Grange believes that the farmers of the south or the cotton belt were regimented under the Bankhead Cotton Act It Is against any particle of regimented agriculture. It looks upon the soil as a refuge for the man who wants to manage his own affairs. It believes that the farmer who insists on unwise methods on his farm should be reasoned with but not forced into line. In short the Grange is In favor of a very sensible farm program. It is one that can not be worked out in a minute, but It promises lasting benefits that are predictable under the more drastic methods. Yon Said a Mouthful Northwood Anchor: V»ry likely this writer entertains many silly and absurd ideas. Who doesn't? One thing that seems absurd to him is the power of congress to appropriate money for the personal benefit of Its members. Unfortunately the constitution of the United States did not vest In the voters the right to fix the compensation of the men they elect to transact public business for them. So we have congresses ralsnlg salaries, appropriating huge sums of expense money such as twenty cents a mile railroad fares, generous graft in the way of "stationery" allowances, and other outright thefts of public money. If we were stockholders of a large business concern would we permit the elected officials of our business to fix their own salaries without asking our consent? We would not. And we wouldn't permit such officials to M» absent from their duties for more than reasonable periods. But we "take It" without protest from the officials of the largest stock company In the world—the United States government "Fool" Advisors? Estherville Vindicator: As Said before, our president setms anxious to make peace with big Interests and not to Interfere with business generally, but he has some fool advisors who are making it hard for him to do what Is best for the country. So it is hard to tell how matters are going to pan out. If is well to keep close to shore and see what the next session of congress will do. We know this much, that the country will never return to full prosperity as long as men are penalized for frugality and ability to prosper in a legitimate business and when an abortlop labor organization Is permitted to stop the wheel of Industry by strikes and picketing. Sloan vs. Mae West Webster City Freeman-Journal: According to Assistant Attorney General Jackson, Alfred P. Sloan and Wm. Knudson, high officials of General Motors each received a salary of well above a half million dollars In 1938. Great Scott! Do General Motors directors think Sloan and Knudson are worth more per year than Mae West? Mae's salary is only $480,000. *> nmy WOB Wft AU.17S KWfia BOWLERS in ti» PRIZE CLASSIC nwfwir 1532 cmey in ibt <^\\. UNITS)ft*!;? of the people who, when ferreted out and interviewed, Massed themselves as unemployed. On USls basis the total unemployed population or the U S. would be 10,870,000. in a supplemnetary report on the status of unemployment by states issued next day, New York headed the list with 969,840. Other ""^'-O^ "l! questionaire total, nearly 8,000,000 The MARCH OF TIME Prepared by the Editor* of TIME The Weekly Newtmagazine Public Selfishness Northwood Anchor: The pork barrel does not seen-, to disappear in politics. What a protest went up when President Roosevelt, In his effort toward economy, told congress to cut down federal highway expenditures for a year or two. It is well to keep in mind that much of the protest was based on selfishness—either perpetuation in office by bribing the voters with extra gifts of paved roads or the fear of losing actual cash in the form of unrevealed graft from the huge appropriations. DES MOINES AND A CITY MANAGER Citizens of Des Moines are approaching a definite showndown on whether or not they desire to adopt a city manager form of government. It can be assumed that the Register & Tribune is quite definitely in favor of such a plnn for the cnptal city of Iowa, in view of their editorial comment in the matter. And they have our sympathy—not that they need it. To back a city manager proposition, despite the fact that it has been proven successful in a number of cities, means going to bat with everyone and every group that stands to lose by efficient management of a city's business and legislative life. Smaller communities, fortunately, are not faced with the problem that confronts large cities. The average resident of a small community mils the mayor and councilman by his first name, ami has it pretty definite idea what in, or is riot, bein^' done. Not .so the metropolitan center; tile citizen knows little of what goes on, and very often cures less. Hut lie foots the bill, most emphatically. JAPAN ACHING TO HE "IT" The Panay incident is no reason for tl'e U. S. going to war wiUi Jap:m. But Japan is aching to be "it" in world affairs. There is some quirk in the minds of Japanese leaders that refuses to let well enough alone. Unless unforeseen developments or. nr. .Japan will very likely have tilings pretty much its own way in Asia for a time at. least. The rest of the interested nations have other irons in the fire, too precious to risk in far-eastern conflict. But Asia is just another step. For u time Japan may be satisfied, then it will again be "on the march." And somehow or other we believe the Chinese ambassador to Canada said a mouthful when he told a British Columbia meeting that some d iy Cunaiia might regret its unfortified coast line alon.; the Pacific. In that case. America may bt glad of plans already made with regard to Alaskan defense, and of the presence of a strong U S. I'acinV licet. Opinions of Other Editors A Sensible !• inn I'roxrum Huinboldl Independent: I.nui., .(. 'l,.imr ma.-! of tile National Orange, contributed to tile Count (Jcntleinur of .lanu try. a lei glhy articli relative farm legislation tint is surely vvi.rll: deep .study. T Grange is o-ic of the c-.m.-ei valive farm oryan tioiii. It i.-. also one of the .>ln.M.', ,,t :;i th- nan Tlie liiajiye opp-j.icd the presidents supreme em plan. It is opposed to i erlain proposed f.inn le islation LccliUie it sees i oi,dltlon.> .Ir.l wo be dloa.-trOU* 10 lilc la.-Ji'cr MoWeVer. It belle', that a moderate anijin.l ui ami! i; n<--< t b<iry. liut il insists thut it i.-> lu-vi-r a (,'ood or I .r ry to ir.- Joe Bestenlehner Is another local m»n who spent several years while a youngster working in a print shop, at the old Algona Courier. . . Harry Holmes hopes to some day take a fishing trip off the const of Southern California where the "big ones" arc to be found . . . Down at W. A. Foster's they have n system for calling clerks, when needed by tapping on the floor . . . Melvin Knoll Is the lad responsible to some degree for the neat job done in remodeling Anderson's cafe-he's mighty handy with the saw and plane . . . Charlie Lehman paid a post-Christmas visit to Old Heidelberg (in Chicago) . . . T. H. Chrischilles and Duane Dewcl each used the same theme for a special Christmas greeting: THC worked his stories about his western trip into a booklet, and DED compiled some of his Hodgepodge into a like booklet: that's an idea for the Man About Town next Christmas . . . about time for that annual cribbage tournament, isn't it? DEDICATED TO FRANK GREEN AND CASEY LOSS (but we hope they don't take it too seriously): In Lnkeworxl, Ohio, the paper carried a sentence reading "Mr. John Smith is a defective in the police force." Then carrying a correction, the paper next week hinted "Our paper last week stated that Mr. John Smith is a defective in the police force. This was an error. Mr. Smith is a detective in the police farce." MAYBE THEY HAD THE RIGHT IDEA: At Sioux Falls, S. U . the Argus-Leader f/a.Tied a pic lure in an early edition with a caption over a beautiful female rending "She Kifures in Marital Rearrangement." The caption was correct, hut the cut was placed upside down. • • « Th« \Viuiliineton Ht-rald recently hiui this headline regarding a Mr. and Mrs. Breed from New York who were coming to visit in Washington "Breeds Visitors from New York." Alxomi's night life, ut l«-a*t the o|x-n and above board variety, is as quiet as a funeral parlor, compared with that over at Spencer. And even the large hotel they have won't hold all the salesmen that want to slay over night there. Our lot-al insurance iiu-n might do like one Ilalian firm is doing a gas mask with every policy. • • • Simoiir Simon fcay» ohe hat«n her fuce—well, if that's her only trouble, she has little to worry about. Tin- nc»t tinif you luuk dovui into a barrel of ni.e. juicy oysters, think of this: "After reaching maturity oyster:, remain male for MX weeks, then linn female. Then < umea a year of rest as a male anaiii " from a textbook. do they mean, year of n ,t?" \\'i- h.ul a nic<- talk about uar, [iiU'itUiil, t-U-. v.itii Aim i l'ear»on. Helen Corey, ai.d Mrs. E. 3. M.K.oy, tin: other d.iy in (lie . mirtnouse. and belie-, e me. if anybody depend., '.n Ineir sons for . .inni'i! Imj.Jer. ever, lo h^ht battU.i on fore:i:n , .Hi they'll in ike a big mistake. UKST KAIHO SHOT OF THK WtKK: Police ,,!,! •(':.!• !L'. cancel call. The sergeant says he will iv.tiV' • 9 9 l-'iuiiouj. l.:u»t KIUI-—Now, Mr. Kuunevrlt, vicM lil:e t<» introduce >ou to UH-JW nirii from .Mr. ft. F. D. B.'s MESSAGE STATE OF THE UNIONWASHINGTON: Surrounded by microphones, Franklin Delano Roosevelt last week discharged his constitutional duty of addressing Congress on the State of the Union, covered the assorted aspects of the Nation's current condition with earnest persuasiveness and vigorous self-assurance: War and Peace: "I am thankful that I can tell you that our nation is at peace. It has been kept at peace despite provocation ('Panay' sinking) which. In other days, because of their seriousness, could well have engendered war . . . Resolute in our determination to respect the rights of others, and to command respect for the rights of ourselves, we must keep ourselves adequately strong in self-defense." Legislative Program: The President recommended for enactment the Farm Bill, a wages and hours bill and modernized anti-trust lawi. Of the second recommendation (which the House sent back to Committee In the Special Session) he said: "We are seeking of course only legislation to end starvation wages and intolerable hours . . . Wages and hour legislation ... Is . . definitely before this Congress for action." Of his third recommendation (on which he indicated a special message would follow) the President said: "Capital Is essential; reasonable earnings on capital •*• •sMnUal; but misuse of Ut* powers of capital or selfish suspension of the employment of capita must be ended or the capitalist!* system will destroy Itself througl its own abuses ..." Budget: 'The proposed budget fo: 1939 (the fiscal year beginning nex July 1) ... (exhibits) a further de crease in the deficit, though not an actual balance." Taxen: "In relation to ta changes, three things should b kept in mind. First, the total sum to be derived by the Federal Treas ury must not be decreased. . . Sec ond, abuse by individuals of corporations designed to escape tax-paying by using various methods of doing business, corporate and olher- wise—abuses which we have sought, with great success, to end —must not be restored. Third, w-j should rightly change certain provisions where they are proven to work definite hardship, especially on the small businessmen of the nation." Recession: "All we need today is to look upon the fundamental sound economic conditions to know that this business recession causes more perplexity than fear on the part of most people and to contrast our prevailing mental atlilude wilh the terror and despair of five years ago." Objective*: Having dealt grandly with a.s many sides of lYtn complex subject of the general welfare of the U. S. as any one man could be expected to in one afternoon, Hie Presidenl closed on the major theme of the New Deal's broad objectives: "A government can pun ish .specific acts of spoliation but not government can conscript cooperation ... If private cooperative endeavor fails to provide work for willing hands and relief for the unfortunate, those suffering hardship . . . have a right to call upon the Government ... I do not propose to let the people down. 1 am sure Ihe Congress of the United States will not let the people down." Spying House Republican Leader Bertrund H. Snell as he left the chamber, Franklin Roosevelt cockily confided: "Bert, as they used to say on the East Side of New York, that wasn't 'esking' them, that was telling them." you, therefore, Inform the subcommittee on Naval Appropriations that after the next session of Congress has met, It Is possible that I may send supplementary estimates for commencing construction on a number of ships additional to the above program?" UNEMPLOYMENT: CENSUS AND COMPENSATIONWASHINGTON: Complete enough to be presented to the Pres- dent last week were the results of he first census of U. S. unemployment, .carried out under a $5.000,"00 appropriation and with the aid f the Post Office Department by 'resident John D. Biggers of Libey-Owens-Ford Glass Co., appolnt- d to the Job last fall by Franklin Roosevelt. Of the 81,000,000 unemployment lanks distributed last November y letter carriers, 7,822,912 were re- urned by persons classifying them- elvcs as unemployed and willing to work. But a door to door census overing 1.950,000 persons indicated hat this was only about 72 percent were men, nearly 2,000,000 women; 2000000 considered unemployed were actually working on relief 1obs- 20 per cent, according to the Oallup Poll, thought their replies would bring them jobs. Main inaccuracy of the census was obviously the fact that, while it Included the first month of Recession, unemployment has grown more acute In the last month. Current unofficial estimates of the total number of workers who have lost their jobs since September average 2,000,000. , ,„_ The Social Security Act of 1935 provides for Federal old age benefits to workers over 65; but it also makes special allowances for states that pass unemployment compensation laws. In 21 states and the District of Columbia, the Insurance scheme first went into effect last week, and henceforth workers who have been laid off will begin receiving benefits varying from a minimum of about $5 a week to a maximum of $15 a week- But the untrlea machinery for paying benefits was In no shape last week for the demands likely to be made on it by the current wave of dismissals. Even more likely to stall the New Deal's major scheme for alleviating unemployment misery Is the probability that the total fund of approximately $400,000,000 now available for benefits will expire sooner than was foreseen. New York's fund of $88,812,000 for example, would provide average benefits of $10 weekly for 16 weoks to only 555,075 people, -o— SINGING COP- AM I DREAMING? SAN FRANCISCO: George W. Stinson, 35, weighing 200 handsome pounds, was brought up In a St. Louis orphanage, became a San Francisco motorcycle policeman In 1920. In 1930 Mme Ernestine Schumann-Heink admired his tenor voice, and four years later San Francisco Opera Director Gaetano Merola took officer Stinson under his wing, called Mm a potential CarW. Sympathetic professlonls. including Singer* Giovanni Martln- elll, Glna Cigna and fflrsten Flag- otad, pitched In to send Officer Stinson abroad to study. On leave of absence from the California Highway Patrol, Officer Stlnson last week sailed for Italy with his wife and 16-year-old stepson. head with ft baton wft«jt««*to» Rome, otherwise, til continue to believe rm dreaming." . -»>_— BELIEVE It OR LONDON: Fog was so thick to London' last week that Charl^on sorcer eleven's Goalkeeper Bartram stayed at his post long after the other players left thr flold. ^ Yes - Lowest - Cost Save time and worry—purchase with confidence. Know you have the best—we meet the requirements. Automobile Liability Insurance—Dwelling- Household Goods and all other forms of insurance coverage. See Us Today for your Insurance Requirements Good Insurance Fays The Algona Insurance Agency State Street Home Loans C. R. LaBarre Automobile Loans Phone 65 Insurance BANKERS LIFE FARM LOANS Low rate, long term funds from an Iowa Company. See me for prompt closing, no Commission. EDWARD CAPESIUS Helse Bldg. Algona, Iowa 1-tf Save on your Hybrid Seed Corn Iowa 931 and other strains suitable for your locality. Leave your orders at our office or with our representative MR. L. M. OWEN Anderson Phone 308 2-3- /n 7938 CHEVROLET OFFERS TRUCKS FOR EVERY TRADE MOKK BIG UUNS, MURK SHIPSWASHINGTON: Because the bombing of the gunboat "Panay" had made thu U. S. murt receptive to the idea of a bigger Navy and because a naval building program would help depressed bu.sim-.i>», franklin Koosevelt last week wrote tu House Appropriation:! Committee- Chairman EMwurd Taylor: "The preliminary estimate . . . called for appropriations to commence during the lisical year I'j'M tv.-o battleships, two light erui.ier.s right destroyers and six submarines. .Since thiil time world events have mused me growing concern . , . M.uiy nation:* are enlarging their armament programs. I have used •-very i unceivable effort to stop this trend .u.iJ to work toward a decrease of armaments, facts, nev- ertheles-'. are facts, and the United Slate.-, mu.*t recognize them. Will I NATIONAL JAN. Check the low delivered prices of CHEVROLET TRUCKS You'll save in all ways with Chevrolet? "THE THRIFT-CARRIERS FOR THE NATION" Save on purchase price -Save on 90$ and oil • Save on upkeep New SteelsTreamStylincj- -Economical Vdlve-in-Head Encjine Perfected Hydraulic Brakes • • • Extra Sturdy Frame i Building sis great lines of trucks and commercial earn, in five separate wheelbase lengths, with thirty-one basic models, Chevrolet now offers trucks for every trade. All models are uiodern-to- the-minute and bring you the most efficient service available today in the lowest price range. Tebt these new trucks at your Chevrolet dealer's, and prove that they give more [lulling power for less money. Gmerul klutun Intlaliucnt /'/on— Cuiucnuvu. J'curuunicul UuntUy k'uymtnu. A t*avaol A/ufurf Tutu*. CHEVROLET MOTOU DIVISION CvncroJ Motura Sufa Corpufaliun IIETUOIT, UICJtilOAN Phone 200 Kossuth Motor Co. Algona, Iowa BETTER HEALTH

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