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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, March 8, 1938
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The Algona Upper Pes Moines, Algona, Iowa, March 8,1938 <Upper Bes Jfloittes 9 North Dodge Street J. W. HAGGARD & R. B. WALLER, Publishers Entered RS Second Class Matter at the Postoffice at Algona, Iowa, under act of Congress of March 3,1879 Issued Weekly Member Iow» Press Association SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO.: One Year, in Advance $1.50 Upper Des Moines and Kossuth County Adv- vance in combination, per year $2.50 SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year In advance $2.50 Upper Des Moines and Kossuth County Advance in combination, per year $4.00 ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per Inch 35c Want Ads. payable in advance, word 22 "t*t the people know the truth and the country Is safe."—Abraham Lincoln. FARM OF THE FUTURE In today's special tabloid supplement, this paper offers its first venture into a section devoted entirely to the welfare of Kossuth farmers. We hope H will not be the last, and that suggestions will follow its publication which may improve it next year. Without making any pretense of knowing anything about farming, any more than a farmer knows the points of newspaper production, we can vision a few things for the farm In the future. That farms to come will be highly mechanized, there can be no doubt. Good equipment, economically operated, and at lower costs, will enable every farm to till and cultivate the soil according to all good farming practice. Crop rotation Is already here; in the next few years we can expect more information, more news from test plots and experiments which will tend to increase productivity on less ground, but keep the soil—our choicest asset—from losing its potency. Farm living will change. Rural electrification, whether by the government or.private groups, n growing. Farm homes will have every comfort of a city place. Farm children will have the advantage of better schools, without nny readjustment when changing from rural to consolidated or city schools for advanced education. A sense of better well-being is already develop- 'ne in farm homes. It is no longer a joke among farmers to see a place where cnre is taken in the outward appearance of buildings, barns and property adjacent to the house. A farmer has a rhanre possessed by few city people, of improving the ar>- pearance of his home, and many already are making it n matter of personal pride to do so. The fundamental principles of America still hold true. Some folks may have more worldly goods, better clothes, high-priced motor cars, and what not. but that still does not act as a final judge in th<? minds of Americans as the worth of a man or woman. The farmer has been America's backbone: he will continue to be. And as he does so, his life, his methods of farming, the education of his children, and the attractiveness of his home, will sec consistent and rapid improvement. The American farmer has much to look forward to, and Kosmith farms especially so—after all, we are in America's choicest farming community. so. Folks want to eat good food, dress decently, and have good homes—all that Is natural. But, in obtaining those things, the wise buyer is he who shops and bargains and makes his dollar go as far as possible. When families know how much they can spend, and want to stay within their means, they have one very good way to make their dollar do an extraordinary amount, of buying. That is to buy through advertising. The merchant who advertises gets quantity and volume: the faster turnover of the merchandise enables him to sell for a smaller margin of profit, and he is entitled to a profit, jugt as 6 farmer Is entitled to a cost-plus selling price. Week after week, every line of merchandise can be found advertised, and the products advertised are usually the "specials" for certain days or occasions. That, is the time to buy. We venture to say. that a reader of this newspaper for example, by wise and prudent buying with advertisements as his guide, could save a lifetime of subscription expense to this newspaper in one year's time. Don't think of this newspaper as simply a medium of news alone: It is more than that—it is T weekly buying guide for all those who know the value of money, and want that dollar to do its utmost. Remember, a merchant that advertises knows he must give the type of merchandise that you expect. He rises or falls on the truthfulness and sincerity of his advertising. And when he isn't afraid to advertise. In good old black and white, it's a pretty good guarantee that his price is right and his product good. IF YOU'D MAKE A DOLLAR GO FURTHER, READ THIS Not so long ago. n slide lecture interested UE so much that we r.tu going to try and pass on to our readers, the substance of it—to us, it seemed a vital matter. In 1929, during one of the years when individual incomes were at an all-time peak, wage earners and all income earners of the United States, spent SIX BILLION MORE DOLLARS THAN THEY EARNED. That was during times of "prosperity". But was it prosperity, when folks were spending mor»; than th»y took in, when Installment buying was a household word? The answer Is that we were kidding ourselves. There are. of course, times when payment plans can be successfully adopted, but only under conditions that lead you to believe with some assurance that you will be able to make all payments, and come out of it with a whole skin. The point la this. As a buying public, "prosperity" made us giddy. We could not stand "prosperity." We went wild on buying. Today, after several hard years of depression, it is hoped thnt a lesson has been learned. We hope In caw you didn't know It, G. P. Cullen'g first name, if you're tired of calling him Pat, is Gerald. • • • Not in Algona, of course, but in some places, store clerks have a code system all their own. If you happen to enter the front door and somebody mentions the number "13" that signifies that you are Inclined to be an old meanie. and paw over all the goods without any thought of buying anything. When they say "B. B." that means bats in the belfry, and you're practically a hopeless case. • * « From Minneapolis romps an entry In our suggested expectorating contest from one C. S. Er- !andcr, a friend of long standing. Mr. Erlander is in the advertising business by profession, but it seems that his off-duty hobby is practicing up for such contests as we mentioned. He lists as his qualifications 140 Ibs. of solid muscle (he's changed since we last saw him), and is a self-styled Bull Dur?im bantamweight of all Expectorators. Well, with a good tail wind he might do pretty good, maybe. And at that, we believe we'd rather sponsor an expectorating con font than a salt rising bread ditto. • • • On page one of the farm supplement today, is a heading. "Kossuth—Iowa's Garden of Eden." And. we might add, without the snakes, before somebody catches us on it. • • • BRAIN BUSTING DEPT. SPECIALS: / If a man can dig 10 bushels of potatoes in one day. or can pick up 15 bushels in one day, how many bushels could he both dig and pick in one day? You have two pails, one holding five gallons and one holding seven gallons. How would you get, exactly three gallons Into one of the palls? • • • Dr. Morris Flshbnln, editor of the magazine for the American Medical Association, has long been an ardent foe of all proprietary medicine and medical advertising. Recently he visited at Tulsi. Okla., and panned everything he didn't like. But the joke was that during his visit, he wan asked to speak over a local radio station, which he did. And during the pauses in the interview, a gentleman in another studio kept putting in strong, healthy plugs for Crazy Water Crystals. • • • FamoiiH La»t Line—Cull the plumber, I've lost my false terth. Opinions of Other Editors Exhibition of Human Nature Tratr Star-Clipper: When Grundy county people learned the other day that if they did not pay the old age pension tax which they neglected two or three years, and pay it forthwith, they would never be able to get an old age pension, they rushed to the treasurer's office like people at a public sale for a free lunch. The treasurer was almost overpowered. He took in J2.000 in a week, though only from $2 to $6 came from each person. A TRUE CONFESSION —The Last of January We Took 65 Subscribers from our Subscription lists for failure to to notice. This was n.-ccssarv (li lie- cause produciiun ,.,.sts. chiefly the price of newsprint, have "-one up, and we cannot afford 1o carry overdue subscribers too loii^. and (2 i Tt is not fair t.. paid-up snbscrihers to carry delinquents, and it's also "poor business." and C! i to be candid, our total subscription list is at the point where fortheadverti>iiiir rate we charge, we can afford to cut off se\cral hu.'idred and still »-ive advertisers more than their money's worth- BUT ~During_the...Month.of February, We Put 48 New Subscribers on the . a lew Were 1 ho-.- Wi re>ult i< 1 hat alt in,i i v. .-11 •1 nallv ha \ v !!• -i. •in ivilllclli:.'.- Dill' T' il,-|| 11:; v AU.OSA I'l'I'KK UKS M«IIM.> i IIU I I.ATIO.N KOK TIIK \il\ I i: I isKKS ARK (,KTII\«i FAK K.VIK < Jl U'.OH), MIAN IS LSI AI.I.V THE < ASt Ol K Sf BX KIITION KA1KS AKK I OU , Ol K Mli^Kil'lJOV I JVi IS THUU KOKr lAm.t; \IISK MKJUHAvrs KNOW •IIIIS-IOI I.I. I I M> JHfcJK AIM IN 1HK Anchors or Wings? year-old German-bom private stationed Mltchel Field (New York's air defense centre), and Johanna Hofmann, 26-year-old German hairdresser on the liner "Europa." All admitted they were working for a "foreign power", officials said, os- tenationsly forebearing to mention Germany by name. Nothing of importance was found on Spy Rumrlch but crude drawings of a lane and a tank. Spy Hofman, who spoke no English, was arrest- has already paid, then pay the re mainlng $1,207,TXX> in $39,000 non Interest bearing annual Install ments over a period of 30 years. Although Minister Pelenyi vigorously denied that Hungary wa making its proposal as a "feeler' for other governments and recallet a similar arrangement the U. S made with Austria in 1930, his offer touched off a brisk reaction In the capital. Since the existing war debts of $12,779.000.000 would be ed on the "Europa" with several scaled down to $7,284,000,000 under letters she had been engaged to the principle advocated by Hun- deliver, including one offering $1,- gary, both the state department The MARCH OF TIME •BO. o. I. r*T. on. Prepared by the Editor* of TIME The Weekly .\eu-smagaxine To the Reader: This column brings to you In condensed form each week, material selected from "Time-" magazine. This magazine costs 15 cents » week on the market, we offer a brief review of It without extra charge in yonr paper each week. While It cannot cover all of the world, It does hit the most Important events. We suggest that you get your children interested; help them to find the places mentioned on maps, to follow "history In the making." This newspaper Is one of the very few privileged to offer its readers "The March of Time." FIRST ROBIN— IN 1940 PRESIDENTIAL SPRING WASHINGTON: The presidential campaign of 1940 started two springs ahead of time last week when handsome, white-haired U. S. Philippine High Commissioner Paul Vories McNutt alighted, like the first robin of 1940, on U. S. shores at San Francisco. Still boss of his state's powerful Democratic machine although his term as gov- •rnor of Indiana ended a year ago. ''mil McNutt is naturally anxious hat his claims as a presidential •andidate shall not be forgotten. lis supporters therefore sought to <eep him in the public eye by deigning his trip from Manila to the Vhite House (to report on Far Eastern affairs) on the order of a loman triumph. • At a 2.000-place banquet in In- Jianapolis, Paul McNutt was garlanded with effusive laurel wreaths of oratory by Indiana's Democratic Editorial Association and Governor Clifford Townsend. In Washington where flamboyant entertaining is customary, a banquet given Paul McNutt at the Mayflower Hotel several days later was senatlonal. .,°n * 10 by 80 ft. buffet was pU«d $1,800 worth of cake, pastry anl hors d* voures, including the Washington monument In sugar and n reproduction of Mt. Vernon. On another were the makings of 10000 cocktails. Standing beside his loyal friend, Senator Sherman Minton. High Commissioner McNutt greeted 3,000 guests as they passed down the receiving line. Conspicuously absent were most higher officials of the New Deal and Franltlin Roosevelt's Cabinet, which was represented only by Attorney General Homer Cummings and Secretary of Commerce Daniel Roper. Earlier In the day, in the presence of newsreel photographers, Ou«»t-cf-Hon- or McNutt hnd proudly announced- I am not a candidate (or any public office at this tlm«," All but overlooked in the uproar of the somewhat over-punctual celebration of Mr. McNutt's arrival in Washington was his official mission: to tell the president that the Philippine sentiment for immediate independence is declining, that Major General Douglas MacArthur Is "doing wonders" with the Philippine Army, and that U. S. residents of the Philippines resent paying income taxes. PRESIDENTS ~VVTDO\VS-A\ "UNPLEASANT DUTY" WASHINGTON: Mary Todd Lincoln s J.'i.OQO a year was the first pension for a U. 55. presidential widow. But since then pensions nave been granted to nine other presidential widows, and nor until the last week was this polite bene- nrem-e impolitely questioned for the first time. Mary Scott Lord Dimmick had been widowed by Lawyer Walter fc-rskine Dimmirk when she married Benjamin Harrison in ]&&6 four years after he left the White House, five years before he died Ihe Senate Pensions Committee last week favorably reported a bill to grant Mrs. Harrison, now near- mg SO. a $5.000 annuity such as other prudential widows have received. taut Massachusetts' David Ignatius Walsh found it his "unpleasant duty" to file a formal protest. r Pointing out that Mrs Harrison never "shared the burdens of official life with President Harrison" and that both her husbands left her trust funds. Senator Wheel- tr objected: "at a time whtn millions of our citizens are destitute- what justification • an he ad- -iled to vote a pension out of tiie public treasury to one who has :imple private means and no vest • t-e of claim for such a public bounty except the sltndtr ciri.-umstanct.s hat for a brief period silt- married to a man who had that Mrs. Harrison could use it All agreed that she deserved it for sundry reasons: She had llvec in the White House two years nurs ing her ailing Aunt Lavlnia, thi first Mrs. Harrison; as a president ial widow she has been at the expense of attending various func tions, notably the Republican National convention of 1936; the government pensions the widows o: war veterans who married Ions after their period of service. In Manhattan, where she lives In a small but swank Fifth Avenue apartment, with one maid, JMary Lord Harrison said nothing'what- ever. SPIES CAUGHT IN ESPIONAGE ROUNDUP NEW YORK: When someone describing himself as "Mr. Weston, Under Secretary of State" telephoned the U. S. Passport Bureau in Manhattan last fortnight and asked thnt 50 blank passports be sent to him at a midtown hotel, agents of the Department of Justice, knowing that Under Secretary of State is Sumner Welles, followed the shipment. The trail Jed from a hotel to a bar, to brush-headed Gucnther Gustave Rumrich, 27- year-old deserter from the U. S. army, who was reported to have wanted the passport blanks for the use of an international "spy ring." By week's end the agents arrested two of Mr. Rumrich's alleged confederates: Erich Glaser, a 28- 000 for information about the Navy aircraft carriers "Enterprise" and "Yorktown." An indication of the value which his foreign employer put on Mr. Rumrlch was his salary: $80 a month. But he- had cherished at least one melodramatic and Incredible plan, which his superiors prudently quashed before he had chance to try it. It was to lure Colonel Henry W. T. Eglln from his post with the 62nd Coast Artillery Bt Port Totten, N. Y., to a Manhattan hotel, where he would have been included either by plump Frau- leln Hofman or by violence, to surrender certain "secret mobilization plans." WONDERFUI^-JAMES QUITE A KISSER NEW YORK: Franklin Roosevelt's Secretary James Roosevelt boarded the S. S. "Manhattan" to bid farewell to Joseph Patrick Kennedy, off for his new post as U. S. ambassador to the Court of St. James. A young woman flounced up to him, sighed: "Tve never kissed a Roosevelt and I've always wanted to." Secretary Jamec bent down, turned a cheek, blushed as she kissed him. Swept away by the crowd, she shouted: "I think you're wonderful. I think your father is wonderful. All the Roose- velts are wonderful. " — r — HUNGARIAN DEBT OFFER WASHINGTON: Only the Allies borrowed money from the U. S. during the war. But in 1920 onetime enemy Hungary, on the brink of famine, bought on credit, 13,890 :ons of flour from the U. S. Grain Corporation, at price of $1,685.000. Increased by the time it was funded in 1924 to $1.939.000 (including nterest), Hungary's debt went into default with the war debts during he world crisis that provoked the Hoover moratorium in 1931. Hungary caused a mild flurry at he state department last year by making a token payment of $9.126.16. stirred up n more general Vashington flurry last week when ler Minister John Pelenyi made >ublic the terms of n new proposal IB had submitted to the state and reasury department: That Hungry reduce the original $1.685.000 ebt by subtracting the $478,000 it and the Treasury cautiously shied away from endorsing it. Neither Republican or Democratic leaders were yet ready to risk saying that a dollar In hand was worth two In the bush. —o— 20 YEARS AFTER IN ESTHONIA TALLINN, Esthonia: During the war Esthonlan overthrew a native Bolshevik regime which had held their capital for five weeks, fought off the Germans, who undertook to "police" Esthbnia after the Treaty of Brest-Lltovsk, finally faced an Invasion of Russian Reds. From a prison camp, Into which the Germans had flung him, emerged one Konstantln Pats, just In time to help lead Esthonians forces which drove off the Red Army invaders. Determined Konstantin Pats, now acting president of the Republic last week celebrated at Tallinn, Esthonia's 20th birthday, and Columbia University's President Nicholas Murray Butler signalized the occasion by announcing to the U. S.: "Step by step, during this 20- year period Esthonia had moved forward toward stronger and more clearly defined democratic institutions. Esthonians are building their nation upon principles which the people of the United States so fully understand and heartily applaud." After 20 years of vigorous rule. Pats gave his country on January 1 a new democratic constitution. It promises democratic rights to the- nation's 1,100,000 people (66% of them Esthonians), guarantees minority rights to Russians W%) and Germans (1H%), disestablishes the church (most Esthonians are Lutherans). Under Pats, the number of new Esthonlan farms carved out of the estates of former German aristocrats has now reached 60,000. Some 40,000 small Esthonlan farmers have risen from tenants to full ownership. And two days after celebrating Esthonia's 20th anniversary last week, Pats won, hands down, the first general election held under ,Esthonia's new constlutlon. OPTIMIST—ONLY .,'-'- "•700,000 DEAD HANKOW, China: General Pal Tsung-hsi of the Chinese Generalissimo's staff estimated at Hankow last week that Japanese casualties during the China War have been about 200,000. Chinese about 500,000. Proud of China's 422,000,000 people he cried: There Is no reason to despair until our casualties reach a figure between 50,000,000 and 100,000,000." The D. & C. club met Wednesday afternoon with Mrs. Bert Cronln and Mrs. Fred Frost as assisting hostess. There ate eight members. H.W.POST Dray and Transfer Storage of all kinds Long distance hauling. Bver? load Insured against loss or damage. Equipped to do all kteda of draylng and hauling in nreu o) nave >our eye* Uiorougtily examined ov DR. F. E. SAWYER, Opt. *,,»«. THIS WEEK r Save to Celebrate America's First See Street Display In Block East of Kossuth County Court House National Used Car Exchange Week! BARGAINS Like These '37 Ford Fordor sedan hluc color, clean throughout, low mileage, special this week $ 525 '37 Ford Dlx. club cpe with heater, defroster, radio, vineyard trreen color special for this week wa-, OIK,- $ 545 Although the possibility that anything could itop the Harrison pension remained slim indeed. Mr.-i. Harrison's friends sprang indignantly to her defense. They denit-l that she had .--ought the pension herself, recalled that the resolution had first been introduced by New York's late Kepre.-.entative Theodore A Pey.-itr at the suggestion of 'friends", had pa.-,scd thu i luu ic ui.;ir;iiiiuii.ily. Mott agreed 1936 Ford Ty.dor with heater, a honey of a car, special $ 425 1935 Ford Tudor thoroughly reconditioned, black, u'ood tires, special this wk $ 300 1935 Ford Coupe Heater, radio, dean, a dandv, special at $ 325 1934 Chevrolet Coach reconditioned. special '275 1933 Ford Tudor Black, with heater, completely reconditioned, special $ 240 1930 Chevrolet Sedan new paint, runs jroo<l, $ 110 1929 Chevrolet Coach new paint, good motor 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 Grain Phone 308 Goal Go, B a 1929 Chevrolet Coach runs good, extra spec. $ 55 Kent Motor Co. Sales— FORD— Service *? X jfclsZi * f 'HEW TELEPHONE DIRECW, * Please notify our business office at once if you wish any change in your present listing... if you are going to move or if you want a telephone installed. NOITHWISTUN (ILL TELIPHONI COMPANY BOWL FOR BETTER HEALTH BARRY'S

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