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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, May 17, 1938
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The Algona Upper Des Moines, Algona, Iowa. May 17.1938 Slgona tipper lies; jHotncs 9 North Dodge Street 3. W. HAGGARD & R. B. WALLER, Publishers Entered as Second Class Matter at the PostofTlce at Algona, Iowa, under act of Congress of March 3,1879 Issued Weekly First Place Award Winner, 19SS, Iowa's Most Outstanding Weekly, Judged by State University of lown SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO.: One Year, in advance $1.50 Upper Des Moines and Kossuth County Advance 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 2c "Let the people know the truth and the country is safe,"—Abraham Lincoln. THANKS TO THE SUPERVISORS FOR A FAIR, SQUARE DEAL An effective blow for home industry was struck by the Kossuth county board of supervisors, last Thursday evening, when they approved a resolution awarding all printing and furnishing of blank book and office supplies to the newspapers of Kossuth county. Kossuth county spends between $6,000 and $10,000 per year for the printing and office supplies necessary to keep the vast amount of records required to transact county business. Yet the bulk of this business in the past has gone to printing establishments located outside of Kossuth county. When the inequity of this situation was pointed out to the supervisors they promptly responded by giving to the Kossuth county publishers the right to supply all of the printing from this point on. The county is amply protected as to quality of work, and has the assurance of the county printers that the cost for same will be less than it has been in the past in a majority of cases, and never more than has been paid. The supervisors have their previous bills for the same printing, which they can refer to at any time in checking up on county printers. While the newspaper shops of Kossuth county are not equipped to handle every job needed by the county, they have connections whereby they can get the work done at the same figure or less than has been paid by the county. The publishers have set up their own organization to handle the business, and it will be pro-rated among county papers. The result should be that steadier employment will be' had by all employees of county printing plants, and that county officers, instead of having to deal with six or eight salesmen from printing concerns outside of the county, and with all of the county printers as well, can handle their business through one representative. To Supervisors W. E. McDonald, Charles Morrl«, P. J. Heiken, John Eraser and William Cosgrove, the publishers pledge a fair and square handling of the work and express sincere appreciation of this cooperation. Small printing establishments In the past few years have been hard hit by a change In the printing situation which they cannot help. Many firms belong to large buying units, who supply them with bills and nearly all other printed material at very low figures, because of the quantity such items are printed in; the traveling salesmen .seem occasionally to mesmerize others into placing their printing orders away from the home community. The chance of county printing plants to handle 100 per cent of the county's business will help to offset the foregoing losses, provide work for employees and give employers un opportunity to handle business of the governing body to which they are contributing major support in the payment of taxes. AMERICANISM IN AN AMKKU AN WAY Self restraint during H time of controversial argument ia often difficult to maintain. But the members of the American Legion throughout the Un.ted States, who have been interested in attending meetings of the Bund an-i similar organizations and groups who seem to have greater allegiance to foreign flags than our own. have been displaying remarkable control under the situation. There is no community in this nation in which the Legion, if it so desired, and if it did not have cool-headed leadership, could not forcibly break up and subdue any gathering of alien groups giving alien salutes and wearing uniforms modeled after alien style.-). Hut American Legion member* have been attending thine meeting.-, as Legio/ianes and as (J K. citizens niltri.-sti.-d in finding oul what it i, at) about. The it li.ive been a few .-imabble.i. ai.d if report.-, of eye witm-.-,s reporters aie i orrect. the few troubles that have o<-< urred. iiave resulted from antagonistic move.-, made b> member., of tin- fut eign nationality group.-, toward tluu Legion visitor-. As a non-Ij-fjion member, nm; a non-member of •any national,ty group, and therefore looking from the outside in. it i.-, extremely difficult to understand the reasons behind foreign nationality movements in this country which seem to resemble anti military organizations. Futher than that, they do not fit into the American pic-turt. The American Legion lias been devoted to tilt cause of Americanism since its inception; it is now faced with the diplomatic handling of a difficult problem. And the question of .semi-military foreign nationality :;ruup-. within our own border;,, Inlying all, giam v in picture and word to foreign rulers i., i eitamly one of Ameri-anism that the Legion i., better fitted to handle than any oilier group in tne nation. Free speech is an Anierii an hi.iita-c Free thought is another. Hut tin re i., a ditfcren, e between spcaU,,;,.' Kecly and about our own problem:,, and advocating loyally and aid to foreign rulers while wearing costumes model.,I alter that of miltansts in foreign land.-,. The American Legion has set a line example while investigating the Bund movement, in maintain,,, < self-control. It l,,,., Kun , illjout thu 1 , r , jb)i . |ll JJ Americanism m an Amerii-an way. The 1'rt-Kfiit Keces^ioii X-ake Mills Graphic: In November, m:.' a tulle more than live years ago. there were a loi ,1 ul il million people unemployed in the Un.u-d States and at that time our national debt was 20 billion ,jjl- lurs. Tills present month t.i llKis ue have II ,,nl lioji unemployed and our national d. bt has increased to 37 billion dollars. The period of KiM was described us the depiesiiuji: the present situation is called a recession Simile—As proud as the average man Is with the recent successof the Chinese armies. • • • The oM Egyptians had quite an Idea; at their Golden Jubilees all debts were cancelled, and everyone started with a clean slate. » • «. It Is estimated that it cost* a nation about $24,000 for every enemy soldier killed in modern warfare. • • • Don't got the Iden that nobody is interested In your personal welfare. Just ask some of those you may owe. • k * Confession may he good for the soul, but It would be better to pick a time when one doesn't have much to confess. • • • Commencement time: and the speakers can now put on that act about world being a nut, waiting for the graduates to crack it. • * * It may he true that there Isn't much to see In n small town, but what you hear more than makes tip for it. • * • Consolation for those who have struggled along with four suit bridge without much success, and now a fifth suit to ponder over, is to be found in the fact that rook and rummy are still played in the same old way. • * * And there is the merchant who says that advertising doesn't pay, while reading a metropolitan paper filled to the borders with streaming advertisements. It doesn't pay unless you do it. The advertising you don't do, never pays. • » • Golf is all right, but as one local young lady knows, it doesn't pay to get caught in barbed wire fences while going after balls that are out-of- bounds. • • • Unfortunately the divorce laws of the state of Iowa only allow divorcing couples a very few reasons for seeking divorce. That's why the majority of the petitions filed all have the same reasons. The chief cause of all divorce, incompatibility, is no excuse in this state. V * • Famous Last Line—How about a housewarming? Opinions of Other Editors Shots In the Arm Northwood Index: Physicians assert that narcotics administered as remedies are among the most valuable of scientific contributions to the allevia- of disease, distress and pain. But, continued too long, the patients have then to be cured of another disease—drug addiction. The longer the shots in the arm are continued the larger the dose must be unless radical steps are taken to diminish the treatment and finally "ease off" the patient. A skillful practitioner knows how to do it. Our new deal practitioners, however, seem to fly in the face of all science and after threatening the patients with a cure, change their minds and Increase the dose. There is every reason to believe that such treatment will perpetuate the disease just as U would tn the case of a drug addict who requires shots In the arm. • * • Choosing Minnesota Footballer* Swea City Herald: Speaking of husky farm lads, it Is now revealed why Minnesota university turns out such powerful football teams every fall. The following quotation is from Coach Bernie Bierman: "When I need a few husky linemen I jump into my flivver and tool along the country road.-i. I'll sec a big blond Viking out plowing who looks like he would make a good guard or tackle. I nsk him where Ole Olson's farm is. for there's nn Ole Olson for every square mile of Minnesota, and you can't go wrong. If he stops work and points witn his hand. I pass on and skip him. But if ho picks up tli;it plow and points with it. I sign him up for the Minnesota squad right away." • • • I'nion I-alior I'nfuir The Northwood Anchor present this paragraph on the labor situation: If one keeps track of the march of events he must realize that, in general, when times are hard and jobs are scarce, labor got.* with its hat in its hand and thanks an employer for « job. When times get better and for the first time in months or longer the employer sees an opportunity to recoup his losses and maybe get ahead A trifle Jabor begins demanding. Labor stands none of the losses of a business but insists on a larger share of the profits when the boss quits losing Not all labor is that way but it is the way of organized labor in thi.i country. It would be easier to regulate and adjust if selfish legislators, willing to go to extreme lengths to hold their own fat jobs, would cease to cringe- and toady to the malicious, dishonest scheme and even cheer it on. • • • Hoping fur the I lent Wright County Monitor: The Republicans Itarntd a K«'"i le.ision and present indications lire that they will profit thereby this year. It will be noted that only two Republican* have hied for the office uf I Tinted Hutes senator, L. J. l)ickinson and Liu;, il Thin -.t(.n. while the lA-mocruts have four a.-.- pnant., (Ml-.-tlt. \\eurui Myers. Hyi-rtiul'f and Rii-h- ani -,itn Aii'jthui u'l.^t: mow v,a.-> permitting <Jeor^*: Wilson to become the Rtjujblu an candidate foi governor, 11:10],pi,.M:I|. i.xct ; i for the present mi urn-, :; (; KI-.I.-.I liel. With a complete, .state ticket, made up r,f i:ood nn-n there i.s every Impt: <,1 a liepubliian vi< lory tliia fall. • • • Living on WHI IVr Month .'Vorlhwood Index: .Sentimental persons are tur- riliiy shocked that tt survey show* thousands of families of the .so-called working class have to live an entire year on $1.000,$ 1.200, and on up to $2,OOO. "It i.sii't even decent," one woman writer hysterically emotes Oecent. my eye! One thousand dollars a year averages approximately $83 a month or $20 a week A family of four or five, two or three of whom are children, can live decently on that amount. Not luxuriously no. Perhaps such a family can't afford to run an automobile at an expense of ten or twelve dollars a month for gasoline, but automobiles, radios, plush furniture and silken garments uie luxuries not necessary decencies. Some time we arc xuiti-j. tn ii.-ive to get back to the former stun lijl,-- r,-aji/,.ttif,it th;:t some tan earn large sums cf money, some IMMI only small siirns. It will have to again be recognized that income is largely a matter of individual ability and that each individual will M-id to regulate his outj<o by hid income. • * * This Must Be (orrc'ctcd .Sac Sun: It is pretty well conceded by this time that if the farm program is to succeed there must be a different baiia on which to figure a fann- er' . .•iHulmcnt 01" corn acreage. Ba.ied un the history of the farm, the AAA now' j,cn,th/.cH tin; man who ha-i been doing a good job of farming and who has voluntarily been doing for a number of year., what the AAA would like to haw .•ell Iarmcr.s do On the other hand, the man who h 1.1 u-ually raided muic i orn than i.-» good for hi.-i 1 ind is now ^e!ti/i^ a bigger quota of corn than his j4ood farmiDK neighbor. Thai, at least, i.s the com plaint that the Sun hears almost every day, and il isn't r.^ht. Perhaps it is too late tu change the arrangement fur this crop year. Perhaps it i.s to the advantage of farmer;, to join in un this new program and make the beat they can uf it But certainly these inequalities should be corrected as suon as possible. THE /MAGICIAN The MARCH OF TIME un. a. s. HT. on. Prepared by the Editor* of TIMB The Weekly Netvtmagazlne FISHINGWASHINGTON: While the navy's new light cruiser "Philadel phia" cruised 2,744 miles to the Caribbean and back, U. S. citizens last week read of the numerous trifling pompano. red snappers and mackerel which her No. 1 Passen ger Franklin Roosevelt caught The president's 20-lb. barracuda, biggest of 60 fish landed by Franklin Roosevelt's party on the last day of the cruise, was easily the U. S. fish of the week. Runner-up was an 18-Ib. barracuda caught by White House Executive Clerk Rudolph Forster. Greeted on his return to Charleston by an enthusiastic crowd, the president noted with pleasure that the historic old Hartford, about which he had complained eight days before, had already had two coats of paint. Back in Washington next day, he conferred at the White House with John Garner, Alain Barkley, Sam Rayburn. and William Bankhead. CONGRESSIONAL WEEKWASHINGTON: The senate last week unanimously approved the compromise tax bill drastically modifying the corporate surplus- profits tax and substituting flat rates for the graduated capital rains tax; passed the $1,156,000.000 illl to expand and rearm the naval forces; sent to conference a bill authorizing addition of 24 judges to each of five Circuit Court* of Appeals, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals and the D. C. District Court; passed and sent to .he president a bill authorizing the nterior department to distribute lower from Fort Peck (Mont.) Dam. The House meanwhile discharged he Rules Committee from consid- ration of the Wages and Hours Bill: raised to $484.000.000 the $250,- KtO.OOO authorization for federal lighway aid in 1940-41 rccommcnd- d by the president. ROWBOAT— BOSTON, Massachusetts: The $1.156,000.000 Navy Expansion Bill authorizes construction of three /attleships, two aircraft carriers, nine light cruisers. 23 destroyers, line submarines, 26 auxiliaries and S50 airplanes. While the senate was passing this bill last week, the Boston Navy Yard was forced to default a rowing race against the U. S. Guard in Boston Harbor because the navy had no rowboat. LOST OPTIMISM— TOKYO, Japan: Warning the Japanese people to "prepare for possible extreme personal financial sacrifices," Foreign Minister Koki Hirota in Tokyo last weeK declared that "no optimistic view of the future is warranted." Vice Admiral Kiqoshi Hasegawa. returning from China, tersely remarked: "The war is only half over." and Premier Princ-e Konoye partly invoked the bitterly opposed National Mobilization Aet. providing for immediate mobilization of Japanese man power and resources, which was pasii-d in March on the promise that it would be implemented only in rase of emergency. Although there was no clear-cut Chinese victory in the field last week, Chinese forces gave every indication of unprecedented, coordinated military action in a series of minor successes throughout virtually the entire war area. The battle of the war was still being fought near Siichow. from 15 to ?0 miles north of the eastern end of the important Lunghai railway. Into a small area about 650.000 Chinese soldiers were concentrated for an offensive, opposed by 100.000 well-trained, well armed Japanese troops. — ^»_ I11STOKY LESSON— WASHINGTON: While .Secretary of State Cordell Hull was last Week, as usual,, doing his best to avoid sti.-ring up needless international and internal bickerings of any >ort, Secretary of War Harry Hines Woodring addressed the Chamber nt Comrrierce of the United States assembled in Washington for its liBth annual convention, gav; his views on National Defense: "... There seems to be no qu'.-s- tion that the Japanese occupation of Manchuria in 1&.'J1 wan the beginning of a chain of events that led directly to much of the present dif- ticulty in which the world linUi itself. Four years later (Jerminy announced its adoption of rearmament and conscription in vijla- tion of the treaty of Versailles, and the next yeur came the occupation of the Hhniuland "In the same year with German conscription come the Italian attack upon Ethiopia, which was adjudged by the League of Nations a violation of the League Covenant which Italy had signed. This was followed by armed Intervention in the civil war in Spain, and finally by the Japanese invasion of China. "At present, the democracies are strongly paclflstlc. They have not always been so. If pressed too far a wave of indignation might sweep over them that would make it extremely difficult to keep the peace. It Is essential that continued aggression stop before things get out of hand. . . " All this was well-known history, but not the sort of thing the Cabinet officers of one nation say about another. The reaction, as expected, was brief and bitter. Said a Foreign Office spokesman for Japan: "Regrettable." Said the semi-official German "Deutche Diplomatic- Politische Korespondenz: "The German nation does not want lessons from any quarter on the subject of national freedom, self-determination and its best interests.'' Wrote Mussolini's spokesman, Virginio Gayda. in "Giornale d'ltalta": "We should like to believe his words were never uttered, but if they are authentic they constitute a new and exceptional document of provocation by the United States against Italy." HOLE-FILLER- HANKOW, China: Japanese bombs have been making holes in Chinese air fields in Hankow at a cost of $3,000 each, and but week a wrinkled little Chinese offered airport officials the services of a "machine" that would fill up the holes cheap. His machine: shovels, picks, brooms, wheelbarrows, 5,000 coolies. His fee: 66c a hole. ARMY'S GARAGELONDON: Two years ago Britain's Royal Army Ordnance Corps took over 600 acres of waste land in the interior of England, converted it into a mammoth garage and storehouse for His Majesty's mechanized troops at home and overseas. By last week this central depot was sufficiently developed for proud ordnance officers to show It oft to visiting newspapermen. Under huge sheds, one of them spread over eleven acres, some 1,600 army and civilian employes bustle about buying, inspecting, testing maintaining and repairing the army's first-line transport and fighting vehicles. Two years ago the army had 4,000 motor vehicles; today it has some 22,500, with 6,800 of them stored in this Midlands depot Two hundred close-mouthed drivers are on the roads day and night, shuttling new machines from the factories, storing them in sub- depots in Britain or driving overseas equipment to the docks. While most of the vehicles are modernized grey-green transport trucks, the garage also holds every type of unit needed by an army on wheels; Diesel-driven lorries to pull heavy guns; powerful breakdown wagons for the recovery and salvage of trucks, tanks and armored cars; three-ton workshops on wheels; special trailers for pontoons and box bridges and even a de luxe wagon which spreads out a green canvas into a commodious office for field headquarters. RIOT ACT- KINGSTON, Jamaica: Short of ligh treason, the gravest form of >reach of the peace known to Brlt- sh law is riot, a statutory offense and an indictable misdemeanor. In Tamaica last fortnight black natives employed on British plantations at iOc per day made efforts to obtain 1 per day such as to lay them ope.i :o the charge of riot. "Our Soverlgn Lord the King!" er, promptly reading the Riot Act er, promtly reading the Riot Act to the canefleld workers, "charg- eth and commandeth all persons to disperse themselves and peaceably to depart to their habitations or to their lawful business, upon the pains contained In the act made in the first year of King George (1> for preventing tumultuous and riotous assemblies. God save the King!" Unfortunately for themselves, the Jamaica workers did not heed, last week attacked His Majesty's dusky constabulary with sticks and stones. Tt was the most disorderly Jamaican occurrence since the Negro revolt of 1865. The constables opened fire, as was their duty. —o— GODFATHER— BRUSSELS: Belgium's handsome young widower King Leopold III once figured in the schemes of certain statesmen anxious for a union of Belgium and The Netherlands, eager to promote It by securing the It's A Curious Thing "Why do we have wedding rings?" . . . The ring U a circle and a circle was considered as something everlasting. Originally it wni a bracelet. In Rome, the sipnet of the master was the sign of his authority, and was given to the wife upon her marriage. Your cleaning problems can be solved here. ASK us about them. Modern Dry Cleaners Phone 537 We Deliver "Today our healthy Dionne Quins had QUAKER OATS •ay* Dr. Allan Roy Dafoe, their famotu Guardian! Famoat Sittm, now in 4th year, thriving on BrtaJifatt of Great Xmencaiu/ • Here, mothers, it the greatest breakfast bargain ever!... A whole serving of Quaker Oats—rich in food-energy, rich in favor-costs only M cent) No other oatmeal like it! It's the mainstay of millions. And gives everyone a rich supply of Nature's Vitamin D— the vitamin you need daily to combat nervousness, constipation, poor appetite! Take advantage of your grocer's price* today 1 The choice is easily ««d«. The Andrews Hotel it situated in the center of the downtown district- • few steps to shops and imuicmtflU Guests tit dwiys con- forttbk In p!«esMrt, hoaclikc rooms. Appetizing food (or breakfast, luncheon tnd oW«f -served in the ColU* Shop...G«r«9* ««vie«...AJI rates *r« reasonable. rntooout f UVMUI ANDREWS marriage of His Majesty and Her Royal Highness Crown Princes* Juliana of The Netherlands. Neither Leopold nor Juliana saw the matter In this light, but they are on the best of terms, and last week His Majesty accepted the Invitation of Her Royal Highness to act as a godfather at the christening of her first child, Princess Beatrix, in The Hague. — o — CHRISTIAN SUNDAY?— SPRINGFIELD, Vermont: Rev. Lawrence Larrowe of Springfield pulled on hip boots a fortnight ago and, along with many another citizen on the opening day of trout season, went fishing. Since It was Sunday, Methodist Minister Larowe first Informed his congregation of his plans and engaged a supply pastor to preach to them. When he had caught eight flsh, he attended services at another church, declared: "I feel that I have spent a Christian Sunday." But the trustees of Mr. Larrowe's church met last Sunday to decide whether fishing on Sunday is un- Chrlstlan, whether Mr. Larrowe had been guilty of negligence In leaving his congregation, and whether any action should be taken against him. After listening to Mr. Larowe's views on Sabbath observance, the trustees voted 37 to 1 in his favor. His congregation cheered. BANKERS LIFE FARM LOANS Low rate, long term funds from an Iowa Company. See me for prompt closing, do Commission. EDWARD CAPESttJS Heine Bldg. Algona, Iowa 1-tf Spruce Up Your Home With Mirrorlac It's durable—covers beautifully in one coatis washable and there are 18 lovely shades. 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