The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 22, 1938 · Page 7
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 7

Algona, Iowa
Issue Date:
Tuesday, February 22, 1938
Page 7
Start Free Trial

HIM!,oai> owM is being t*M* bjTtMf gdV«*nnV»«t mbheSr which should be sjRKfit f 6* type, 1 t*>rcf*tf maCHlri*ry and 'repairs. A'flop"? TJmt conference was a conspieuthu success. SUBSCBtPTION RATES 1» KO&OTH CO.'. ft Ye'Ar, In Advance ................. .......... iliso' jjpper Des Molnes and Kofflotn 'County Adv- 1 vance in combination, per yeai" ..... . ............ $4.80 BSCRltTldN RATES OtTfert* KO83UT1* Tear In advance ...... „ ................ ...., ................. er Des Molhes and Kossuth County Ad-< vance In combination, per year ........................ $4.00 ADVERTISING RATES play Advertising, per inch ................................... 35o rant Ads, payable in advance, word .................... 2s "l*t the people know the troth and the conn* to ufe.»—Abnham Lincoln. OF MOMENTOUS MATTERS EXPECTORATING a distance of 17% feet, hi the sidewalk well into thie middle of the Bin street, in Maysvllle, Ky., one E. L. Weaver no relation of Mart) established what he thinkr the World's championship' in his class. Inddent- |ly, there were 82 other entrants, and first prlie 'tf* $2. This newspaper ha*' always been a strong illever In, and' puller for, Kossuth county. And [ there Is any man or youth' within shouting dlat- hce of this editorial, who' can better the mark of [H feet, we will offer htm a prize of our own of This is an open offer, no classes or stances' red, atch as catch can; and spit where you fill. « * * THE WEATHER is a mighty hard thing to ure out— even Mr. Reed, the Des Molnea weather an, will have to admit that, and also Leon Merit, who predicted a long, cold winter, last fall. [hen roads are clogged with snow, the weather Is ported as adverse for business conditions; people [id it hard to get to town. But this winter, the Bather was mild, and roads open. Net result been that the usual volume of saleable winter erchandise such as clothing, auto accessories for Inter travel, etc., have not sold as usual. Six ' one, half a dozen of another. * v * . THE LAST GREAT war's net result, other than |e damage done and the number killed, seemed I be a transfer of Germany's colonies to some of allied nations. If the only thing that can event another war is the return of some or all of colonies, which all nations claim cost them ney, rather than benefiting them, why not re- the colonies to Germany? 9mm SENATOR HERRING, it seems, must spend tc a bit of his spare time listening In to radio grams. For our part, if baseball can have Its hdls, and the movies their Will Hayes, why uldn't radio have Its Herring? : THE BUSINESS PROGRESS of various firms newspaper's community, is of genuine Interest very publication. And it is most Interesting to that the firms which consistently make pro- and possibly a little money, are the ones general promotion. No fly-by-night stuff for a, no wasting of valuable advertising money, "falling' for" gyp rackets that come along. Their nula Is really simple. They budget a percent- of their gross business into an advertising Then they plan a definite campaign over month period, and then they use the ncws- conslstently. It's an old method, but nobody found a better substitute for month-ln and -out business getting. And because advertls- brlngs volume, the volume In turn allows for ker turn over at lower prices. inions of Other Editors Dickinson'* Record iHumboldt Republican: In view of the "hymn of " ' that the New Dealers have been so constantly Jig against former Senator Dickinson, it is well »ok Into his legislative record. He wa* the orlg- I advocate of the equalization fee legislation and jnore to sell It to the country than any other man public service. That was why he was elected •man of the Farm Bloc. He debated the farm tion In many portions of the country. The Mc^-Haugen bill wa* passed largely through the ef- . of Mr. Dickinson, though it was vetoed by the -ddent. Mr. Dickinson voted to over-ride the veto. ^.The McNary-Haugen bill wa* passed a second .M and for the second time received the preaident- pveto. Mr. Dickinson was behind It In Its passage | Its effort to over-ride the president's veto. These t* are in the record, though the partisan press Ig- Ft* them. It cannot be shown by the records that I senator ever voted against the Interests of the piers. Senator Dickinson place* much stress on the that he [ft one of the strongest advocates of Cfs to shield the interests of the farmers. He in- rfes butter, corn, wheat, oat* and other product*, l work was largely responsible for such legislation m he wa* in congress and he believes that the •ring of these tariff rates I* largely responsible > the deluge of forelgn> farm product* Into the * Senator Dickinson also voted for the creation of k Commodity Loan Corppratlon under which the i loan* axe made. Tola law wa* originally pa»s- r the republican administration. Senator Dlck- d also voted for the AAA with the statement that processing tax was unconstitutional and It was •Id. He *ays that the provision of the law that ialed to him was dlvUlon two of the bill provld- for the refinancing of farm mortgage*. He also for the »oll con*ervatlon act* both In their rial form and the amendments. He also voted be reduced rate* of Interest on farm mortgages i original form and it* amended form, enator Dickinson challenge* anyone to show » he opposed legUlatlon that proved *?nefic\a.\ ,e farmer* or the farm Interest*. The fight ist him 1* made solely because he foretold the p of the old NRA and had the courage to say Tether fanatical plan* of the radicals were un- kable and usually unconstitutional. For having the courage to speak his convictions to be crucified. • • * That Conference Wa» No Flop! rar»S£ -feS rwSMK [a wash-out. We think it was a huge success. oved to official Washington that discontent was "onflned to the big Industries. It proved that waVdfscontent and fear in the hinterlands and TSni road*. It proved thai small town hrip are feeling the pinch of °»t"*«° u » {•«* the government **£»*«* ^'in'the' Shorten Oskaloosa rfertM: It is'b«fely possible that the tAJkpmyers W6ul(J be better off If thte'ndw deal spending agehclet wtfulrf operate oh a 'sl*-hoUf dtfy. m m m Hard Hearted Dttvewploirt Democrat: The British medical fraternity is pondering, the curious case of a Londoner whose heart is turning to stone. Edward, late th* eighth, could possibly name" who h4 is. Wooden • Headed Boons News-Republican: No set speed limit but going as fast as the driver believes is commensurate with good Judgment has been the policy in many states, Including Iowa. It has been proved by this experiment that too many drivers have no judgment. Must Sign All Card* Garner Leader: Alfred McDermott, song writer, who composed "Wonderful Mother of Mine" and other well-known ballads, visited briefly In Garner recently, but -the Ledder and Slgftal did not report his 'visit. All because the report of his stop here came on a post card which was not signed. No matter how glamorous the story, this newspaper* will not publish anonymous reports unless they can duly authenticated. We are always glad to get news Itehis, but again we say, "Please sign your communications!" • • • No Mori Breathing Sprtts WebSter City Freeman: The Ackley Wortd- Journal says big business should have a breathing spell -so it can work out Its own salvation. Well, it had' such a breathing spell from 1929 to 1983 and the way It worked oUt its own salvation Is a matter of general knowledge. It is hoped that big business will not have any more spells' like that m 4 • jttnsey By Acclamation Swea City Herald: County Auditor E. 8. Klnsey was here Friday looking after some business and greeting acquaintances. He is making formal announcement that he will be a candidate for re-election this year. Since he is serving his first term, there is talk among the republicans of not attempt- Ing to run a candidate against him, particularly since his work In the auditor's office has been completely satisfactory. • « • Will Have to Cut Down Trees Eagle Grove Eagle: The Eagle has always thought planting trees in the roadside ditches was wrong. They will become a dlstlnc hazard to car drivers. When they get a little larger and a few people lose their lives because cars were forced into the ditch, struck one of these trees, then they will be removed. We asked a member of the Highway Commission about them and he replied that they were a part of some federal planning, and the commission practically had to take them. But they are a menace. When a motorist leaves the pavement from one of a dozen causes, glides off into a roadside such as described by Chief Engineer White, he has some chance of escaping serious injury to himself and his car. But if he is forced to leave the road and drive Into a grove of trees, his chances of escape are practically nil. Yes, we will have to kill a few people, seriously injure a few more, before these hazards will be removed. Llfflt BUSINESS HAS ITS SAY The MARCO. OF TIME un.'o.«L»*£torr Prepared by the Editor• of TUlt The Weekly NettorfoigMhf Down at the Swift plant, one of the boys was generally kidded because he did not have a tel- ••MtM^t b«M«..«, , w> hri'^mt o««<in, MhA then informed his co-workers that he had only two calls come through In 10 days ... so the boys got together in private and arranged a "buzz me" lineup, with each fellow calling up during the employee's off hours, at Intervals of 10 or 15 minutes, and asking some question or other . . . personally, we believe the idea was worked out by the telephone company. How about It, Fred? • • * And a local garage has a tow truck with the word "Painting" on the side, spelled a bit haywire. • • • So i* Fred Kent's yarn about the 38 pound sailfish that landed in his lap, or something like that, off the coast of Florida. Or was it a mermaid? • • • Ralph Mledke can still loosen up the old vocal cords, and uncork a few mighty notes, when occasion requires. Ralph, back in 1917, sang In the Mollne, HI., school glee club. One of his fellow chorus members was Charlie Correll, Amos of the Amos and Andy team. • • • Eddie Slfert Is helping; the postal deficit of the government these days. It seems Eddie has a chance to join a circus, now wintering somewhere in Missouri. They offered Ed $6 a week, Ed wrote back and wanted $8, they offered him $6 again with room and board, and then Ed asked $7, with transportation paid to Missouri. We haven't heard what the last exchange of postcards brought about in the way of a deal, but the boys aru getting closer together each time. • • • W. C. Dewel ha* the right Idea ... in one comer of his private office he has a grip, wide open . . . if he decides to leave town he's all set, throws in a toothbrush and comb, and away he goes. • • • ( And then there in the young 12 year-old who coaxed his parents In Algona' to let him stay up all night ... he did, reading, working In the basement, and keeping busy ... he ate breakfast the next morning, but fell asleep at lunch, slept through the afternoon, all the next night and well into the next morning. • • • About that calendar in the poatofflce ... it seems that government regulations allow no advertising in the P. O. lobbies, and of course nearly all calendars have advertising on them . . . and secondly, if one without advertising 1 could be located, there is practically no place, to hang it ... Incidentally they tell us that thousands of notices posted each year are torn down and the backs used by customers for scratch-pad purposes, and the same would probably happen to a calendar. • • • It la to be hoped that the atmosphere regarding he county fair has been clarified . . . unless the en- ire county will get behind, help, and boost a county fair, it's pretty tough sledding, as has been realized . the time for suggestions is right now, well ahead of time . . . unless fairs can pay their own way, they cannot be expected to exist . . . nobody can subsidize them indefinitely . . . but in a county of 26,000 there could be enough support to adequately put one on ... which shall it be, whole-hearted support, or gradual decline? « * » VALENTINE'S DAY, 1BS8: U. S. note on naval armament to Japan . . . British note to France . . . German ultimatum to Czecho-Slovakla . . . C. I. O- defiance to A. F. of L. * * • Fumoutt La»t Line—Where U» thut Man About Town, the lug? PROBE CONTINUED— WASHINGTON: Although Washington political observers have for three weeks thought that Franklin Roosevelt's request for $800,000,000 for navy construction (over and above the regular $500,000,000 appropriation) was a misleading effort to get congressional approval of his foreign policy, powerful Isolationists last week seemed to be using the Navy Bill as a means of smoking out and perhaps modifying the president's foreign policy. For. Concluding the sixth day of his appearance before the House Naval Affairs Committee, Admiral William D. Leahy said the navy needed every pertny of the money because costly $65,000,000 battleships were still the best available all-around naval weapons; announced that "recent air operations on the Coast of China" had convinced him that airplanes alone could not prevent an enemy expeditionary force from landing, and that airplanes alone could not successfully prevent a blockade or act as a convoy. Th,e most convincing argument brought forth by the Admiral to refute isolationists who believe that the Big Navy Bill Is somehow con nected with a secret Anglo-U. S. naval agreement was that the reason the navy wanted such a bis fleet was to make It Independent of the need for Just such alliances give it the strength to protect both ittee called In the Big Navy bin's opponents. Against. First opponent of the Big Navy Wll heard by the committee was Jeannette Rankin who, as the first vroman representative In U. S. history, voted against U. S. entry into the World War. Now the legislative secretary of the National Council tor the Prevention of War, she said: "It is argued that the proposed Increases are for defense but there Is no assurance as to what the government contemplates defending . . . We maintain that a wholly al normal naval building program . . . will Intensify International tension and distrust and Increase the speed with which humanity is drifting Into , . . on- other World War." Most cogent of a string of other objectors to a bigger U. S. Navy was eminent Historian Charles A. Beard who thought the only possible excuse for giving the navy $800,000,000 was to Implement the president's desire to "quarantine" aggressor nations; that such a quarantine would mean "aggressive warfare In the far Pacific or the far Atlantic." Historian Beard called for a foreign policy of "abstaining from the quarrels of Bur- ope and Asia, avoiding all gratuitous advice and insults to foreign governments, and defending the continental home of the V, S. and adjacent waters." He pointed out that "the idea of Germany, Italy or Japan sending a fleet of battleships conveying 500,000 soldiers across the seas in majestic array is simply fantastic. ..." When Major General Johnson Hagood, retired, lamented the absence of a clear statement of naval policy, House Committee Chairman Vinsort interrupted to read the bill's definition at the fundamental U. S. naval policy: To maintain a navy adequate to afford "protection to the coastline in both oceaps at oric and the same time; to protect the Panama Canal, Alaska, Hawaii arid our insular possessions; . . .to guarantee our national security, but not aggression; . . • provide a defense that will keep any potential enemy away from our shores." This was earbajw the only remaining way to say what half-a- dozen other administration spokesmen had been saying for three weeks. But no one had yet been very convincing about the threat which made it a practical necessity for the U. S. to join the rest of the world, (including The Netherlands and Scandinavia) in the Current armament marathon, to take u further step away from the economy of welfare and toward the economy of warfare prevailing in the bankrupt nations of the world. GOOD-WILL VISIT- SINGAPORE, Straits Settlements : Exactly five days after Secretary of State Cordell Hull had categorically denied that there was uny written or implied agreement between the British and U. S. fleets, the modern U. S. cruisers "Trenton", "Milwaukee", and "Memphis" lust week steamed into narrow Singapore Strait und dropped anchor to the buoni of welcoming salutes from British shore batteries. Of this visit the Singapore "Free Press" promptly wrote^ "The most casual' observer can see* that the decision to send three American cruisers to Singapore was actuated by more than a desire to repeat those good-will visits which have featured Singapore's naval life in recent years." Apparently the three Yankee cruisers had come 4,500 miles just to watch a squad of British officials break the ribbon stretched across the entrance to the islands huge new naval dockyard. But Singapore and Britons the world over preferred to believe that they were there to show Japan that at least two western nations vitally interested In the Pacific were reaching the end of their patience with Japanese aggression in the Far East, to hint gravely that In the event of a general war In the Pacific the navies of Britain and the U. S. will be able to make use of Singapore, now the greatest naval base, the greatest fortress in the East. MASS BROADCAST- ROME, Italy: It is the doctrine of the Roman Catholic church that Catholics should attend mans, If It Is humanly possible, every Sunday nnd every holy day. Although the Congregation of Sacred Rites six years ago ruled that this religious duty cannot be fufilled by listening to mass by radio, Pope Plus XI iMt week found reason to suspend the rule, granted - permission ' to prelates In Rightist Spain to broadcast mass so that Catholics In Leftist Spain, where there Is no public worship, need not be deprived of religious service. NOMINEE— -i CASTLETON, Vermont: Getting ready to vote in local elections on March 1, rock-ribbed Castleton Republicans last week seriously pondered splitting their tickets. Democratic nominee for the post of town library director; pudgy, loquacious Theatre Critic Alexander Woollcott. HUMOROUS OLDSTER- NEW YORK: Said old-time Indiana Humorist George Ade on his 72nd birthday last week: "I don't feel a day over 90." OtltSMARTED- WASHINGTC-N: A story of how reporters at a recent Press club dinner tried to outsmart the president and were themselves outsmarted, appeared last week In the monthly sheetlet of the National Press club. On thie back of a menu they had written: "I hereby nominate Herbert Bratter ( a Washington writer^ as ambassador to the North Pole." Folding the menu so these words were hidden, they passed It to the president to be autographed. When the menu was returned, they discovered that the president had ur> folded It, struck out "North", inserted "South", added: ("North Pole already occupied"). BEATRIX- NEW YORK: After one of the Holland-America liner "Rotter- j dam's" 565 crew-members refused last week In Manhattan to sign the crew's round*robln message of congratulations to Crown Princess Juliana of The Netherlands on the , birth of her first child, other crew-1 members explained: "We popped that Communist stoker on the nose. The 'Rotterdam' Is a royalist ship!" Meanwhile, at rural Soestdyk in The Netherlands, modern-minded. Prince Consort Bernhard had his newborn daughter named Beatrix Wilhelmlria Armgard (Beatrix means "She makes happy") but on-. ly with the stipulation of Her Maj-, esty Queen Wllhelmtna that Prln-| cess Beatrix will be "Queen Wll-1 helmlna" if she ever comes to the throne. "WH* NOT"?— °~ SAN FRANCISCO: Hard-working film Producer Samuel Goldwyn last week said: . "I go to a movie every night. Why not? I've got to do something to take my mind off my business." Your Coal Worries End When Yott (CHEMAOOL, PROCESSED) COAL Order your bins fill led up today. You'll like this long burning, lotv ash coal. Botsford Lumber Co. Phone 256 Jini E6ol Ford Truck Dollars Buy More Than Ever in 1938! Wide range of body types New style-new comfort-new convenience 4 wheelbases Newl 122-In. One-Tonner. A new 134-Inch 1^-ton (formerly the 131J£-lnch). 157-Inch l£-ton Truck*. 112-inch Commercial Can. 2 engine sizes 85 H.P. engine available In all trucks and commercial care. 60 H.P. engine available In" 13J" one-tonnen and in commercial car*. FORD V 8 TRUCKS AND COMMERCIAL CARS aozaBaaaxttBixos^^ KENT MOTOR CO. Phone 434 FORD SALES AND SERVICE Algona, Iowa GOKf&&&Gnt^X!^^ Your Mileage Merchant Advises... Try to have the two cars slightly "staggered"—not exactly in line with each other. This often helps if bumpers lock, especially when the car with its bumper below can reach a drain or similar depression. Another way is for the car with its bumper on top to get up on a curb or "hump." That's all "just in case." Now ask the poor fellow who wants your help to get into HIGH— keeping his clutch pedal down—letting it back gradually only after you get his car under way. Push with your LOW gear. That's easiest on your car .., for half a block. Then if the other fellow's car hasn't started, have him get into neutral and push him up to a nearby Mileage Merchant for Special Winter Blend Conoco Bronze like yours. That can't help but get him started . . . Then the way to dodge further battery trouble, dangerous oil dilution —and embarrassment—is to get sure-starting Conoco Bronze all winter! Continental Oil Co. FREE...SIMPLE, HELPFUL COMPLETE WINTER CARE CARD...ASK YOUR MILEAGE MERCHANT SPECIAL WINTER BLEND CONOCO BRONZE Harris Bros. Station Washing and Greasing 701 East State Street Wray*s Service Station and Truck Service N. Jones f)l-W BOWL FOR BETTER HEALTH BARRY'S

What members have found on this page

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 8,900+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free