The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 18, 1938 · Page 6
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 6

Algona, Iowa
Issue Date:
Tuesday, October 18, 1938
Page 6
Start Free Trial

ft? The Algona Upper Des Moines, Algona, Iowa, Oct. 18,1938 LUVERNEAIDS BUSYLASTWEEK LuVerne: The Presbyterian Ladies Aid met Wednesday afternoon with Mrs. Harry Chrlstensen with 22 present The date for the annual bazaar was set for the first -Saturday In December, Dec. 3, and the afternoon was spent working for It The Methodist Ladles' Aid will 3iave a guest day Wednesday with invitations to other Aid societies to attend as guests. Cemetery Asi'n Meeting Thirty women attended the October meeting of the Cemetery Association at the hall Thursday afternoon. The unusual weather has extended the working season for the sexton and a committee Was appointed to determine how long the work should continue. Mesdames D. C. Toohey, L. H. Llchty and Kate Barton will be November hostesses. ' Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Allison, of Clarlnda, were recent guests of his aunt, Mrs. Pearle Conoway. Mrs. S. F. Phillips spent last week with her son, Harold and famlfy at The MARCH OF TIME Prepared by the Editor* of TtltB The Weekly Newtmai&ant The first of a series of galloping For t Dodge, where the latter now iflfl nnnnAnrpfl hv rnn Matfinrifnf ' 11 teas sponsored by the Methodist' ii ve Ladies' Aid was held Wednesday | morning with Mrs. Harry Llchty.! T pM ^ danM , rs : n Sf 60 * T J!f (mhps °J!' ? f MM n w. Werrw,>t.,i<m «m« nasipfnnf ' Ledyard and son, Kenneth, Sioux Mrs. D. H. Wermersen was nssistan hostess and there were 12 guests who were brought In. One lady hat a suspicion there was to be on and when- she was called for she was dressed up In her very best and pu some of the others to shame. Poland China Boar & /"I. O I Gilt Sale Thurs., Oct. 27,1938 at Sheldon stock Farm Thor, Iowa Offering includes 41 choice boars and 15 good gilts from four outstanding sires. Many champion blood lines arc represented. Catalogs sent on request. 0. E. Sheldon % mi. North of Thor City, spent Wednesday afternoon with relatives here. The J. J. club met Friday afternoon with Mrs. Bernard Wolf. Mrs. John Ramus was program leader for the afternoon, TWO new members are Mrs. John Phillips and Mrs. R. S. Surby. Guests were Mrs. Arthur Benschoter and Mrs. Edw. Hof. M. M. Lowmiller had the pleasure of having four of his sister from Ohio spend last week at his home. They are Mrs. Ralph Dailey, Oberlin, Mrs. Florence Thompson of Jewett, Mrs. Olive Getchell of Amsterdam, and Mrs. Emma Clutz of Germano. here. Mr. Dailey was also "Pioneer Days" was the subject of the Tuesday club program when that group met with Mrs. Carrie Coleman. Thirteen members responded to roil call by giving something- on "LuVerne's Hall of Fame" Hulda Fritzemeier gave a history of the early days In this community and four early residents, Mrs. Fred Hlntz, Sr., Mrs. D. Marty, Mrs. Flora Raney and Mrs. Fred Legler were guests. Other guests were Mrs. Beaman and Doris Genrlch. Mr. and Mrs. Warreji Waffel, daughter, and grandson of Kendall, Wis., came Thursday for a visit at .he Mrs. Edwina Pratt and F. L.. Pratt homes. Mr. Waffel Is a neph- of Mr s Pratt TAXES, BOGIES, SPIES IN WASHINGTON WASHINGTON: Through a Whit House "spokesman", Preslden Roosevelt last week discussed U. E taxes and declared it a deliberate distortion for administration critics to say that federal taxes are heav ler than they were two, three, or flve years ago. Next day, however, the Secretary of the Treasury officially reported on U. S. tax receipts for fiscal 1938 Final tabulation: $5,659,000,000—«n all-time high, topping even post War 1920's record $5,408,000,000 soaring above 1929's $2,939,000,000 1933's $1,620,000,000 and 1937's $4, 653,000,000. » * * HYDE PARK: Playing the role of economics professor, as he often does, the. President also commented through his "spokesman" on the entire economic condition of the U. S.: It is the general feeling of the administration that the recent European sabre-rattling "and mobilizing has its parallel in the U. S. in extra, vagant misrepresentation of government policies, in bogles set up before the eyes of industry and bus! ness. (Examples: that the govern-, ment plans little TVA's all over the U. 8., that the federal tax burden Is far higher than it was two, three or five years ago). The lesson, continued the "spokesman", is the same as in Europe. If people stopped calling names and rattling industrial swords, the result would be peace instead of war between government and Industry, between Industry and labor. As for the more concrete side of the current business picture, it appeared to the "spokesman" that the nation's shelves of merchandise were far more empty than a year ago, that consumer demand had declined far less than might have been supposed from reading the tearing 1 down stories in the press, that the full effect of pump-priming was still to be felt, that employment was gaining more than seasonally. This long discourse drew several replies front Business. Pushing the "apolceBmanfsT analogy further many a die-hard business man suggested that if Government and Industry eat down to peaceful conference, Business could expect Czechoslovakia's fate. * * * WASHINGTON: U. S. military circles were surprised—and not entirely pleased—when the President suddenly declared that the U. S. was woefully under-equipped for counter-espionage — for keeping tabs on foreign agents in the U. S. (not for spying abroad, in which the U. S. never did specialize). The army and navy Intelligence services must be strengthened, said the President This announcement synchron • [zed misleadingly with the State Department's deadline for the registration of commercial, legal and publicity agents for foreign powers within U. S. borders. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE REORGANIZED WASHINGTON r Under the New Deal, the Department of Agrlcu ure has been not only a researc and service department like Com merce, but also—through Agricu viral Adjustment Administration— erallsslmo Francisco Franco's dictatorship, Spanish Rightist aviators last week dropped tens of thousands of quarter pound loaves of bread over the hungry Leftist cities of Madrid and Barcelona. Believing this stunt might persuade Leftists that Rightist victory would mean a full stomach, Rightist propagandists announced that Madrid's share of bread, safely floated to the ground In makeshift parachutes, had been 178,000 loaves. Later, Rightist batteries resumed shelling Madrid, and airmen from Majorca returned to vast agency for distributing gov rnment funds, like WPA. Secretary of Agriculture Henrj L Wallace las week announced drastic reorganization of his depart ment for more "efficiency*, parcelle out AAA's major functions amoni. four new department divisions Planning, Marketing and Regula tion. Physical Land Use, Researc! and Technology. To these policy-making division: and executives go AAA's long-range soil and planning programs. AAA itself will be a strictly administra live unit. "The changes ..." sale Mr. Wallace, "bring the full range of the department's resources to bear on major problems." *10 TO *15 FOR YOUR OLD RADIO ON THIS 8-TUBE A.C. CONSOLE GRAND The new lower and wider Console Grand cabinet styling brings greater beauty and grace to Coronado radios. Latest sloping instrument panel. Automatic push button toning and regular conren- ' tional tuning. A new height in selectivity, sensitivity, power and performance. .-„•; • Entirely New In Appearance • Large 10' Dynamic Speaker • Popular Slide Rule Dial • Automatic Tuning • R. C. A. Licensed hs Model 816B \' Compare With I 9100.00 Radios. '_, Cash Price • ff * P*y«M> Monthly $10 to $15 For Your Old Radio NEW CORONADO 6 TUBE A. C. MANTEL WITH SLIDE RULE DIAL AND AUTOMATIC PUSH BUTTON TUNING The latest 6 tube A. C. mantel radio with improvements heretofore found only in high priced console models. New large chassis and cabinet with 8" speaker, slide rule dial and automatic push button tuning. R.C.A. licensed. Model 648. Cash Price r\i $125 PES * WEEK, I'M r *=» Payabl* Monthly SENSATIONALsNEWfPiEVELOPMENT IN BATTERY .RADIOS CORONADO 4 TUBE H VOLT MANTEL RADIO Battery Drain Cut Up To 60 -',. Cash Price Less Batteries.. S42S rat WEEK, f &» PayabU Monthly 4 TUBE I VOLT CORONADO MANTEL RADIO R.C.A. Licensed Less Batteries.. Now! Battery Radio Operation Costs As Little As Electric Sets 1939 BATTERY OPERATED CONSOLE GRAND RADIO New \\<i volt tubes cut battery drain up to 60%. Costs no more to operate than an electric radio. Brand new style and design. Comparable to the finest AC radios. R.C.A. licensed. Automatic push button tuning. Model 813B. Cash Price. __ _ LESS BJ.TTtRlES $4495 $1 25 **» WEEK, * JL=» l»*>*bt* Montii* GAMBLE STORES NDlY STORE S Oy/NED BY BUD BABMAJUJ, Managing Partner Significant in the reshuffling of Agriculture's personnel was the upping of Economists Tolley and Black to executive positions second only to Henry Wallace's. Key man in the shift, however, was Assistant AAA Administrator Jesse W. Tapp, chosen to run Federal Surplus Commodities Corporation and marketing agreements as Mr. Black's right-hand man. A Kentuckian of 38, who worked in Agriculture when Henry Wallace's father was secretary in the Harding Administration, Economist Tapp leads that department wing which favors subsidizing home instead of foreign consumption of U. S. farm surpluses. Since August, FSCC has dumped 11,500,000 bushels of wheat abroad at an average loss of 12.6c a bushel. The tip from Tapp is that FSCC may soon shift Its dumping ground to the U. S. specifically to the 20,400,000 users of farm products onw on relief. Cheerless was the department when Its crop reporting board, which a month ago forecast an uncomfortably large 1038 cotton crop of 11,825,000 bales, had to revise its estimate upward to 12,213,000 bales, based on a per-acre ^ield higher than any save 1937. Cheering was news from Macon, Ga., that a three-judge federal court had upheld the constitutionality of AAA's tobacco-marketing agreements, ruled that AAA could collect penalty taxes from a group of South Georgia growers who had marketed tobacco in excess of their quotas. —o— DON'T SHOOT- IT MIGIIT BE WPA Fairdale, Oregon: A sign posted near Fairdale cautions sportsmen: 'Warning to hunters—Don't shoot until U see it move—it might be a W. P. A. worker." —o— WOMEN CAUSE EMPLOYJDZNT PROBLEM WASHINGTON: Resigning as administrator of the U*. S. Unemployment Census, John D. Biggers last week wrote his friend Franklin Roosevelt to announce that the census was complete and to convey many facts and figures:— "The most significant fact ... is that 7,740,000 more persons have entered the labor market since 1030 than were to have been expected from past experience. The entire increase is made up of women workers. . . " On the labor market when Mr. Biggers surveyed it last November were 39,978,000 males, 14,496,000 females between 15 and 74 Of, approximately 7,845,016 who registered were "available for employment." (Latest conservative estimate of unemployed: ?10,500,000). Two and three-quarter million women who in depression clung to jobs rather than husbands were a surprise that made the problem so much worse. NEW RAIMENT FOR PAUPERS NEW YORK: For 100 years the indigent aged who live in New York City's municipal poor houses have been issued standard raiment. For men: high school with elastic inserts like Congress gaiters and cotton suits whose shapelessness is a true reflection of the style of night shirt in which they have to sleep. For women: coarse cotton mother hubbards, black cotton stockings, shoes like the men's, floppy sunbonnets. To both sexes the official dress gives an air of covered wagon days, and to the city's 3,175 old paupcrj this has been a sore trial. So there was jubilation in the city's poorhouses last week when the department of hospitals announced that henceforth paupers will have a choice of nightshirts or pajamas, suits cut like tailors' advertisements and shrink-proof, shoes of 1938; that pauperesses will got flowery percales, felt hata for winter, straws for summer, stockings still cotton but in stylish tan. As u special treat, garters will be issued to both sexes. Reason: thj city discovered that the paupers' clothes were so old fashioned they had to be made to order; it will be cheaper to buy modern clothes from stock. BREAD & BOMBS IN SPAIN MADRID, Spain: In "celebration" of the second anniversary of Gen- drop explosives on Barcelona. Now facing their thjrd winter o siege, the people of Madrid recelv ed rations of only 100 grams (abou three and one-half ordinary har rolls) of bread dally, feared tha their enemies' gifts contained pols on. Leftists called the bread bomb ing a "grotesque" gesture by avla tors otherwise engaged in "assas slnattng women and children In defenseless towns." Grotesque o not, the bread shower wc»s a point ed reminder that in Rightist Spain only a few non-essential Items (to bacco, coffee, sugar) are scarce while over-populated Leftist Spain the problem of foodstuffs Is nearly as acute as that which faced Ger many during the last year of the World War, Is probably one reason why Leftist Premier Juan Negrli has mentioned the possibility ol mediation before the Spanish Parlament AMBASSADOR'S SNAKES YIELD TO CHARMER CAIRO, Egypt: British Ambassador to Egypt Sir Miles Lampson and his wife recently found their summer villa infested with hooded cobras. Sir Miles decided to remove them, but native servants refused to go near the reptiles and his British tactics failed to chase the snakes. Last week he admitted defeat, sent out a call for the neighborhood snake charmer. , j Muttering incantations which charmers profess the shakes know and heed, the aged snake man moved about the villa and grounds, chanted in Arabic. Suddenly he sank to his knees, began to blow a slow, walling melody on his reed pipe, swaying his body as he played. Out from hiding slid the hooded leads of nine young cobras, their eyes riveted on the charmer. The snakes began to weave back and forth as if they were "dancing" .o the music. Carefully keeping hem swaying with a motion of his land, Sir Mile's charmer stopped >Iaying, inched forward, and with its other hand firmly grasped each eptile behind the neck, lifted it nto a bag. As the convinced ambassador made ready to pay for this service, is servants warned that a huge, ull-grown cobra was still In hiding. The charmer resumed his playing and swaying. Soon a much bigger nake than any of the captured nine wlsetd into the open, slithered cross the ground and crawled into he bag with the others. . IMPRESSIVE INDICES >F U. S. RELIGION NEW YORK: Issued by the Chrisian Herald" last week were its an- iual statistics of U. S. church mem- lership compiled by Dr. Herman Jarl Weber, expert religious stat- sticlan. Total 1937-38 membership was 63,848,094, an Increase of 754,138 adults. Of the total U. S. popu- atlon, 49.9 per cent were affiliated with a church, as compared to 19.9 icr cent in 1880. Bigfest U. S. denomination: the Roman Catholic, with 21,322,688 members (15,492,016 over 13 years of age). Biggest Protestant groups: Baptists of all kinds (10,322,008); Methodists (9,109,359). Statistician Weber estimated that 20,000,000 people attend ca the Sabbath. Of his figures he said: "They are impressive indices of the presence ni the American commonwealth of faith and hope and love." PROSPECTS GOOD FOB AIR WORKERS NEW YORK: That aviation's present 60,000 jobs may be doubled in the next flve years Is the encouraging outlook of Employment Specialist Carl .Norcross Ph. D., of the New York State Department of Education, In a survey of U. S. aviation as a career published last week, An aviation enthusiast since 1 Dr. Norcross, In the last two years has visited all the large aircraft fac tories, air-ports and flying schools has conferred with heads of mos U. S. airlines, studied facts and fig ures on the growth of U. S. avla tlon since 197, when airlines em ployed only 462 persons. Some ol his findings: Since 1930 airline mail loads have Increased over 100 per cent, passenger miles 500 per cent, freight and express 1,600 per cent Airline employment has meanwhile Increased 350 per cent, from 3,400 to 12,000, may reach 28,000 by 1943. The industry as a whole can expect to employ at least 97,000 at most 120,001) by 1943. Stlffest job requirements are those 'or pilots: 1,200 solo-flying hours, college training, hlrlng-age limits 22 to 28. Prohibitive cost of acquiring so much flying time sends most candidates in to army, navy or marines for two to four year en- Istments. There the government pends up to $35,000 training each' illot Flying U. S. air transport his year are 1,400 pilots and co- llots—pilots averaging $600 month- y, co-pllots from $190 to $330. To get their $100 to $120 a month Jobs, applicants fof *he 300 stewardess posts had to be pretty, petite, •ingle, graduate nuraM, 21 to 26 years old, 100 to 120 Ibs. Man* of them found husband* right after* they found jobs; few married pllote. Highly Flattering HATS^j 2.95-5.95 High little hats to send your spirits soaring. Fascinating tricorns, swirling brims, "doll? 1 hats, dramatic berets . . . hats full of NEW fascination for you. Glamour for dress-up In black, vivid colors. Shop today. The ELITE The Modern Restores the Original Beauty All the lustre, richness and beauty that was originally in your nig will be brought back. Stains and spots are carefully removed. You'll be pleased with our fine work and the appearance of your nigs. The prices are veiy reasonable. Phone 537 at once for an estimate. MODERN DRY CLEANERS 'WE HAD THE TELEPHONE PUT BACK SO OUR BOY COULD MAKE SOME EXTRA MONEY DOING ODD JOBS/ this customer told us Mil fie got many over the telephone. Besides bringing jobs that paid well, the telephone saved us the cost of trips .we would have had to make looking for work." If you do not hava a telephone please call at our Business Office and let us show you how the telephone is making and saving money for others. NORTHWISTIRN BELL TILEPHONI COMPANY MORE QUALITY. . NEW FEATURES . . MAKING CHEVROLET BETTER IN EVERY WAY... si.better in appearance ..better in performance ..better in all-round value • MM . "•••'4m?. CHEVROLET

What members have found on this page

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 11,200+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free