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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, October 25, 1938
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Th« Algona. Upper Des Molnes, Algona, Tom, Oct. 25,1933 Slptt* iBflper Be* koines 0 North Dodge Street & W. HAOOARD A R, B. WALLER, Publisher! Entered as Second Class Matter at the Postofflce at AffAna, Iowa, under act of Congress of March 8,1870 Issued Weekly Pint Place Award Winner, 1933, Iowa's Most Outstanding Weekly, Judged by State University of Iowa SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO.: One Year, In advance $1.50 Upper DBS Molnes and Kossuth County Advance In combination, per year _..„ $2.60 SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year in advance $2.60 Upper Des Koines and Kossuth County Advance In combination, per year $i.OO ADVERTISING RATES , Display Advertising, per Inch „ 350 Want Ads, payable In advance, word 2c | "t*t the people know the truth and the country; Is wife.-—Abraham Unoota. COUNTY RELIEF PAYMENTS ARE TEMPORARY, NOT A LIFELONG HERITAGE Too often, we think of the relief question as a problem only of large cities, with large populations. How many take the time or trouble to look at their board of supervisor proceedings? If they do, they will find that their own county, Kossuth, In this case, Is paying out thousands of dollars, right along, for county relief. This has been going on for years, and isn't anything new. In fact, old-timers tell us, it was an established practice some years ago for an occasional supervisor to build up a wonderful district political machine by spending taxpayers' money on families with lots of votes. Supervisors cannot let people starve; they are human, and answer pleas for relief as best they can In the present time. However, there is a growing tendency In Kossuth county among a few relief families, officials tell us, to believe that having the county pay their living expense is an heritage, Is something due them. To those unfortunates who need a helping hand at the right time—yes, relief. To the veteran "Belief • grabbers" a good, firm "no" and a cold shoulder for any more handouts. The supervisors will flnd general public sentiment with them in standing pat against the group of perpetual relief roll clients. And did you ever notice how they go right on, even while on county relief, having baby after baby? IS THE COURT QUESTION OR THE FARM QUESTION IMPORTANT SENATORIAL ANGLE f Although It would be Interesting Indeed to have L. J. Dickinson and Ouy Gillette debate all over the state (a la William Jennings Bryan) on the question of the Supreme Court, we are Inclined to believe It would be repeating obituary sermons over a most obscure departed controversial Issue. The Supreme Court Is not a factor In the present campaign; It probably will not be an Issue two years hence, hi the presidential race. Death and retirement has changed the complexion of the court without enlarging it from nine to thirteen or any other figure. More Important to low* voter* would be the question of the whys and where/ores of farm parity prices. We feel that a good start has been made, but it Is not entirely solved under the present setup. Administrators of the present AAA as well as the farmers would welcome some constructive suggestions along that line. Why not debate that point? GOVERNMENT SHOULD OWN ITS MUNITIONS PLANTS AND AVIATION FACTORIES Instead of spending any more millions or billions building dams and what not, and then paying the DuPonU and others millions more for munitions, why doesn't the U. S. government construct or purchase Its own munition plants. If It can compete with private industry In the utility business, it can also do so in the war materials business—and much wore naturally so. An order for over two million has Just been placed with DuPont for powder, another two million for machine guns from the Colt Patent Firearms Co. While we seek ways of putting men to work, why not put them to work building the type of manufacturing plants to be owned by the government that the government will some day need, and for that matter needs now. Opinions of Other Editors Well, Humboldt Fair Made Money Humboldt Independent: The Humboldt County Agricultural Association published Its 1938 statement in last week's Republican, and will make, when all receipts are In and all expenses paid, a little less than 41,000. After the fair's long, long slide down the financial ladder this U indeed good news. The association paid last year's premiums and will pay this year's In full. More than that, the fair association knows exactly where It is financially, and has the situation well in hand. Secretary Crissey carried out a system of checking and accounts that had the condition of the fair before the eyes of the officials at all times. In short, the fair is starting to function as fair* should function—as they must function if they are to prosper through the years. The dawn of this new day will be welcomed by Humboldt county people who had come to look on the fair with suspicion. The fair will hereafter rate as an open and going concern. U will hold the confidence of the people because it will deserve it. That's the kind of a fair you can tie to. •* - • Mndy Shot olf his Mouth Webster i."y I'Yeeiuu i: Having no comment to make appears t > be one of Col. Lindbergh's predominant charact : istl•:;-. uhnerves the Sioux City Journal. Well, &* regards tl.o latest International affair in which tbe colonel hi, mixed the leas he aaya the better. The sooner the people forget will be to bis advantage. He certainly ".shot oft" hia mouth at a very inopportune time and shot it off in manner that was highly discreditable. * • • Level Headed Men Needed Ackley World: The town of Clarion refuses to pay the claim of state checkers, who went through the books to ascertain "how things were being run." The work of the chtckvra completed, they presented a nice little bill for the »uru of $ 1,803.76. All that in according to "the law." There has been no argument about the city's books; Clarion people have been content to truut and put faith in the men who are serving as public officials. Local accountants eould have performed the service as well as the state's checkers. This Is a fair sample of the unnecessary and expensive system that has been forced upon the public. A half-hundrtd such "lawn" and creations explain why taxes are forever onward and upward. What the next legislature of Iowa needs Is more level-headed men who have something besides political Jobs In their minds. Men should be chosen for public service, not because they are republicans or democrats, farm-laborltes or progressives, but because of fitness and qualification. • * » Time Marches On Sac Sun: We sometimes wonder why It Is that taxes continue to Increase and are so much higher than they were some thirty or forty years ago. The answer Is simple. Thirty or forty years ago there were no paved highways, There were no gravelled roads and no malntalners. At that time there were very few people In the poor house and no one received county aid. The government never offered 45 per cent of the cost of thousands of new buildings and there were no PWA or WPA organizations to maintain. We never heard of old age pensions and the Townsend .plan would have been thought ridiculous. These are just a few of the reasons why taxes In this day and age are high, and getting higher. Eleven Farm Programs Since 1983 Swea City Herald: In a community like this where our welfare Is completely tied up with agriculture, uneasiness grows over the question of what "the government" Is trying to do to us. Since 1933 when the New Dealers came Into power, eleven different farm programs have been adopted, and here we come to 1938 with the cash farm income a a billion dollars less than it was last year. * • * Getting Used to It Lake Wilson (Minn.) Pilot: Plebescltes are Still the fashion in Europe, and every country seems to be getting the disease. Hope It don't spread to this state. If It does, the Scandinavians will perhaps want to be annexed to Norway and Sweden, claiming this state by right of discovery and proving It by the so-called rune stone found In Ottertall county. Won't make any difference to us anyway, as we have been ruled by Scandinavians, kings and Jacks for so long that we're getting used to It $P€AKINC Of SAF€TY WE ANMOU EXtRCISE , EVERV OAV « TH6 BOOKS ON HEALTH — HE AVOIDS AND WEARS HIS DRIVES HE PULLS A THIS —National Safely Council The MARCH OF TIME i. a. s. Mt. on. Prepared by the Editors of TIME Tin Weekly Newtmagatine Members of the Courthouse bowling team explain the poor showing of last year's champs by the fact that three of the team members get all tired out during the day campaigning . . . John Fraser says the Kossuth supervisors could whip the Humboldt supervisors on the bowling alley... do we hear a challenge? • • » The local papers missed a whee of a story when a court case was quashed before getting into the records . .. brought by the husband of a couple employed by one of our well known county business firms against the proprietor of the firm . . . the charges ... well, it was one of those triangle affairs. • • • Algona gradually gets what the majority of IU citizens want. We've been hearing talk about a water softener plant for some time, and finally we now have an opportunity to get them, not through an expensive city plant, but small, individual ones in each home. The paving took a couple of years to get under way, and also the street widening of State street. The city pool also had to weather a couple of lean years before being attained. Right now, there Is talk about a reorganization in the city's fire department. Not that the city department hasn't, in the past, done fine work, but times change, and with them conditions, requirements and methods of operation. And there Is ample room for a rearrangement of the city setup to the better eufvantage of the dUcens from a *errte*'• standpoint. There Is also a desperate need for widening of both Coll and Nebraska streets, parallel to State street When cars at present are parked on both sides of those streets, one-way traffic is established. Both Call and Nebraska have wide, unnecessary parkings. It's simply a matter of tackling the question and settling It There Is a genuine need for a civic, public building. What it will be, or where, or when, we cannot say. But It is coming. To our mind, the site of the present Legion hall Is a fine location, and we have heard that the Legion boys would donate the lot if they could use the new building for their meetings. All in all, the city is keeping step in a March of Progress, and those who endeavor to retard that gradual progress are simply stopping the Inevitable for a few scant seconds of time. • * * A press association story referred to the Texas Christian-Centenary football game as having "shoddy fumbling In tight spots." The Texas Christian publicity service sent an Indignant denial, as follows, to all papers: "There was nothing shoddy about T. C. U.s fumbles," said Coach Dutch Meyer. "They were all first class A-number-one fumbles." • • • And then there Is this headline from a Boston paper: "28 PASS STIFF EMBALMING COURSE." • • • From Montana (LJbby to be exact) this prixe gem of a want ad has been uncovered: "I quit I have been trying to sell the Oylear house for six weeks and no one will buy it. Have been keeping the lawn cut and watered—have picked the roaes and berries and lost out on fishing waiting for a buyer to come. Now if you want this house, just come and get the key. I am not trying to sell It from here on.—J. W. Barrett." • * * Mrs. Fred Flalg of !.»n« It ><•!; \va» in town, one day last week, and as you rr.ny know, Mrs. Flalg is our correspondent Now we aorta naked for a reason why we had no', received r^ore Lone Rock news, and Mrs. Flalg s;Ud there were a couple of reasons, one being that raos'. tvery.hing happened at Lone Rock over the week end, and the second being that ahe was kind of mud because the 1 papers dldnt always print what she sent In. We told her we couldn't be blamed for that because we had failed to receive any for a couple of weeks or so. Well, this was all happening In front of the Ben Franklin store, and we still think the clerks and Vic Butler thought we were having a heck of a fight right out in front. Now for the sake of Vic and the clerks, we just want to point out that we were not fighting but that both Mrs. Flaig and the conductor of this column have some strong convictions on certain points, and we stand by our gun*. Mrs. Flaig wants to see all of her news printed, and we want to get some to print, and we agreed that may be the matter could be worked out. We also decided that may be If everything didn't happen over the week end at Lone Hock may be the Tuesday paper would get a better break on stories—but of course next year we'll be Thursday, so there you are again. At any rate, wo parted friends, but it just goes to show that this newspapering, whether it be writing correspondence or bitting in the office editing it, has its ups and downs. Imagine leading a life where every time the door opens you wonder whether a guy is coming in to pay his subscription or blow off the editor's head. • * • Famous Last Line—No wonder Kutfa Etttng sung tho blues- fare which has nothing to do with quantity or quality of machines, yet might quickly decide a war. In getting ready to draft an air pact, however, quantity is likely to be the main yardstick—because it is the only factor which' lends itself to headlines, to diplomacy or even to fairly convenient estimate. THESE FELLOWS SHOULD CONSULT CHAMBERLAIN! PRAGUE: While Czech and Slovak leaders busied themselves in Prague last week playing the week cards dealth to them at Munich, kindly Sir Harry Twyford, Lord Mayor of London, arrived to announce that a charitable subscription fund which he started to aid refugees from Sudentenland had already reached $200,000. But Jewish, Communist and Socialist leaders among the Sudeten refugees promptly told him the money was "almost no use" in the dire emergency they faced. Within 48 hours after a Sudeten refugee arrived in what remained of Czechoslovakia, he could count on being flung back. Said one' Socialist refugee:. "The police will be compelled to send me back and I will be beaten to death. If too many Sudeten German refugees collect la Prague, Hitler would use that as an excuse to take the-capital city over, too.' «aid General Jan Syrovjr, the new Czechoslovak Premier: "We Czechs are determined once and for all that there shall be no repetition 'of what _ _,_„ _ , . i we have suffered on the/grounds of LONDON: During the Munich -German minority questions' ". conference on the Czechoslovak 1 JUST ANOTHER BUDGET BEGINNING WASHINGTON: Although congress does not reconvene for another ten weeks, President Roosevelt last week began making up his next budget, called In Secretary of the Treasury Morgenthau, Assistant Secretary John Hanes, and Budget Director Bell. , With the next deficit looming at least $4,000,000,000 (his second largest), WPA was served notice that it must make the $784,000,000 remaining from its 1938 appropriation last until next March, as congress stipulated. This points toward relief economy, but it seemed likely that fresh expenditures would be necessary to remedy the nation's dreadful shortage of arms, ammunition and equipment for a needed standing army of 400,000 men. President Roosevelt pointed out that $150,000,000 would have to be added to next year's navy budget if work was to go ahead on six new battleships. Besides expanding the fleet and the ground forces, air forces must be geared up by mass production of planes—as they are doing abroad—and private utilities must be stimulated to spend $1,000,000,000 if the U. 8. is to have adequate wartime power resources. Observers too all this as a tip: Watch for billion dollar army and n*vjr items Ja THE "BOYS- COMPARE AIR FLEETS crisis, according to unconfirmed rumor In London last week, German/* Field Marshall Hermann Goering told Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain that a British- German air pact ought to be signed on the basis that Germany can huve three planes for every British one. To Adolf Hitler this proposition seems unanswerably simple since by the Treaty of 1935 Che German Navy was limited! to 35 per cent of the size of the British Navy, and by the Treaty of 1937 the qualitative limitation of the two navies was fixed. Estimated at Washington last week quarters close to the Navy department were the quantative air strengths of all the great powers— based on figures for all kinds of effective fighting craft (day and night bombers, fighting, reconaisaance, transport:)— Soviet Union—6,000 to 6,500 planes Germany—1,000 to 4,500 planes Italy—3,700 to 4,200 planes France—3,200 to 3,000 planes Britain—3,000 to 3,500 planes U. S. A.—2,700 to 3,000 planes Japan—more than 2,500 planes. But any quantitative setimate of air fleets must be corrected in the light of how rapidly each great power Is increasing its yearly or monthly production of reasonably effective fighting alrcroft. Germany leads the rest of Europe in this respect, could probably continue to do so. As a war testing ground for aircraft, technicians consider Spain unsatisfactory, perhaps even misleading. A U. 8. navy-trained flier with the Leftists last year wrote that the Russians had the best ships, the Germans the best-trained pilots. But no man can be sure to what extent Germany, Russia and Italy sent examples of their best ships to fight over Spain. The leading French aviation weekly "Aero", with many excellent contacts in both Rightist and Leftist Spain, recently made the best and broadest survey to date. "AeroV axperta particularly noticed In Spain that fighting power of even u particular type of plane is en- ornmously affected by both the tenv ptrument and degree of training of the airmen who fly it They observed tor example, that In Spain the German pilots light a "standard battle" in standardized planes, but are upset by enemy tricks; that the Italian pilots display great (but uncertain) virtuosity in Italian craft and are technically more brilliant; and the Russians take wild chances, sometimes most effectively. The possibility that English or Germans or Russians may not prove able to stand bombing from the air which Spaniards have shown introduces another factor into air war- CZECHS TALK "NICE" WITH ADOLF AND FRIENDS MUNICH, Germany: Adolf Hitler last week received in Munich the new Czechoslovak Foreign Minister Dr. Frantlsek Chvalkossky, No. 1 trouble-shooter In the new Czech cabinet, who officially assured the Fuhrer that Chechoslovakia will assume a loyal attitude toward Germany." Dr. Chvalkovssk also conferred with German Foreign Minister Joachim von Rlbbentrop, and as a result there will be no plebes- clte in Czechoslovakia. Subject to minor revisions of details later, Germany gets in all some 11, 585 square miles of Czechoslovakia. Under Hitler's Godesberg demands Germany would have gotten approximately 12,000 square miles without plebescltes—and, If all the plebiscites went Germany's way, ft grand total of l4#>0 square miles. Thus Dr. Chvalkovsky was seen to have played his weak hand not badly at all. Waiting to see Fuhrer Hitter after Dr. Chvalkovsky last week was former Hungarian Premier Dr. Koloman Oaranyi, on a mission to aak the German Chancellor to "advise" Czechoslovakia to yield 8,000 square mites to Hungary—enough territory to pinch off the eastern end of Czechoslovakia and give Hungary and Poland a common frontier. Adolf Hitler said that Hungary can get only the «ame sort of thing as Germany got In Sudetenland—only predominantly Hungarian areas, which would not give Hungary and Poland a common frontier. But what Fuhrer Hitler said was completely unofficial. He left It to Czechoslovakia and Hungary to settle the matter by negotiation. Meanwhile, 600,000 Czechslovak soldiers faced 600,000 Hungarians, and in one potato field the trenches were less than 85 yards apart POLITICAL. PASSIONS IN YOUTHFUL BREASTS IRVINGTONi New Jersey: Police Judge Thomas J. Holleran of [rvlngton last week let off with a ecture on "Americanism" two teen age boys—one of German, the other of Italian descent—who vented their >olltlcal passions by pen-knlflng a iwastika on the left forearm of Bernard Cohen, 9. • A NEW RECORD BREAKER IN MOVIES HOLLYWOOD: Biggest gross movie earnings on record are "The Singling oil" ($6,250,000), "The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse" ($4,600,00), and "Ben Hur" ($4,000,900). But it became apparent last week that Walt Disney's "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" with U. S. receipts so far of nearly $4,900,000 and British receipts estimated at $1,250,000, will presently et a new record of about $6,000,- XXI Because their humor Is "non- iryan" and therefore not officially unny, Rome's Fascist newspaper II Tevere" last week urged all good Italians to boycott films show- ng Charlie Chaplain, the Rltz irothers and the Marx brothers. Makl nga big mucle, "U Tevere" addd: "The Marx brothers are only a ig bluff." — 1>— . EXPENSE MONET— VIA THE COOLEST ROUTE CHICAGO: Henry Shull registered ast week for his junior year at Northwestern University, planned a continue paying his way through ollege with pries he has won in 9 contests during the past five ears. THIS PATRIOT HAD A HELL OF A TIME NEW YORK: Every morning and very evening Manhattan's munlc- >al radio station WNYC plays "The tar Spangled Banner" as Its slg- ature. As every patriot knows, very patriot springs to attention at first notes of the national an- lem, remains rigid until the end. because Elizabeth Faffs husband is loyal WNYC fan and a patriot to oot, Mrs. Faff had a problem on er hands. She wrote the station that he made her get out of bed both time*, complained: 'It is rath- r upsetting (J | Have you any sug- •estlons?" Stumped, WNYC re- srred the letter to Mayor Ln- Guardia. The mayor was stump- d. too, asked the army, the navy, D. A. R,, what Mrs. Faff should o. Nobody seemed to know. But Colonel James Alfred Moss, president general of the U. S. Flag Association, last week explained all: "-. •. . If eating at a table, talklflg over the telephone, playing cards, cooking a meal or taking • standing at attention would be forced and unnatural and th«reto*» should not be done." Paint QUICK RELIEF FROM STOMACH ULCERS DUETO EXCESS ACID Free Book Tells of Marvelous Mo 7* JS"!* 1 *""* thlrt "*"•* Help or It Will Cost You Nothing Ow one million bottle* of the WILLARD fcJJr explains this narrelom treatment.-. A. H. Borchardt Read The Want Ads—It Pays. Cities Service Burning Oils NO. 1 PRIME WHITE NO. 3 FOB POWER BUHNERS 0. T. SOLBERG Phone 122 or 88-W, Algona 41-M Farm Loans 4* l /2 % No Commission Aetna Life Ins. Co. Loans from 5 Years Up Hutchison & Hough Security State Bank Bide. Phone 251 for ECONOMY DAYS While the Supply Lasts Get your paint while this sale is on. These prices are good this week only. 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