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jfre Algona tapper Beg Moines, Algona, tow&, Nov. 8,1938 eeohd Class Matter Algesia, t«fwa» under act t>f Co»i turned, Wft«l ******** All th* loose fund* Being thrown out to get their votes does aot coma from out of the sky, but out of * '*"°* cltteen * « of March 4 at wthuMiuts! who want to make ^H.? 1 ! 1 * «* mto recks the taxpayers of this ftotuttry will tfrack thehl at the same time * lta * ** y ln * * * . Bard to Ke*p Up With Change* Centervllle loweglan: The address Of jhrtt Place Award Winner, 1638, tows/a Most Outstanding Weekly, Judged by State University of town BATES IN KOSSUTH CO.: Year, to advanfte ^ .1*0 * H?l?" 8hd KbMuth County" Ad- cotnblnatlon, per year . ffcJO SUBSCRIPTION RAXES OUTSIDE KOSSUTIl One Tear to advance .. ***& Upper De« Molnes *nd Kossuth "county" Ad-" vance In combination, oer year ..„*... . $toO . ADVERTISING BAUDS . iWay Advertising, per Inch „ ^c Want Ada, payable In advance, word .. Jo "Let the people know the truth and the coon* try b Mfe^Abraliatn Ltrieoln, WHAT ABE IttK ADVANTAGES—IF ANY— OF DICTATORSHIP GOVERNMENT? Paper* like our own have consistently expressed our views as being opposed to dictatorships, and the theories of government rule now In the saddle ' over parts of the world. • But, like everything else, there are two sides to the story, and the other side baa some good points to make. In the first place, dictatorships make for direct action. They cut red tape easily, quickly and often effectively and fortunately. In dictatorships, you either agree or get out-alive or maybe dead. Dictatorships can order things done that need doing. They do not have to cater to sectionalism, politicians or any particular small but potent group or organization. They can look at the matter, If they so desire, In a large way from the standpoint of national welfare, and without being forced to meet obnoxious obstacles from various sources. They can steam-roller opposition and go ahead with their plans. If you don't like It you better keen your mouth shut They can regiment man-power, weal*, military might, economic rules and regulations, and prices to meet the existing occasion. '« to'these rapidly changing keep abreast of developments. It seems like only a few months ago that we as. a nation •• i?l r ui e ^i* t ^2, pe * ft *- We were passing a neutrality la*raftd vowing never again to become engaged in a foreign controversy.' No# we are talking the biggest navy In the world, more airplanes and a ratter army. We are becoming alarmed about conditions in Europe and whether we will be able to keep, out of the next war, which no one is able to forecast, but which many feel is inevitable within the next few years. Under the present conditions It would be disastrous to sit complacently by and do nothing. It Is far better to be ready than to be unconcerned and 111 prepared. It Is apparent that we live In a world of increasing perplexities and growing problems. It looks like we will never be able to solve them until finally we do &s Roger Babson suggests, and that Is get back to the teachings of the one who gave us the Sermon on the Mount and use his philosophy to solve our dlfflcul- ties. * * " Bigger and Better Wastebaskete Belmond Independent: Having had quite a bit of experience In the publicity field, we marvel at th complacent attitude of the average publicity expert. Both political state central committees have retained experts In the writing field, one party even coming into Wright county and hiring an editor away from bis desk. Down at DBS Moines these erudite gentlemen grind out reams of copy and mail them blithely to Iowa editors who just as promptly deposit them In the wastepaper basket But political hacks are not the worst offenders. Publicity offices in the east promise large scale manufacturers free publicity. So Instead of spending money for legitimate advertising, most of the budget goes to the post office and the national advertiser gets little for his expenditure. World fairs such as the events at New York and San Francisco, are another type of offender. How and why this ancient practice began and why It Is continued Is beyond our comprehension. SIGNS ARE IGNORED HOME COOKING- OTHERS ARE DOUBTED STILL LAUGHED AT SIGNS BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY READ'BN SLOW SCHOOL, —National Safety Council Sww sr~""*7 m °"""* tln ' OPEN SEASON de- SK sooner victory will be ours." i ON PRONGHORNS Oregon: Like the 2!S5 P^fi?.™« nt «»<»P« WM 1.1 1 ' Mr * L ' ln Sen ' ftnd other atone, nccordnlc- to r*ani*tAf *M*M*i»_.. i- .. • , . —. ' -»».*-w« viu IK \,\j s-s ' The State Game Commission last week opened « five-day pronghorn hunting season outside Its refuge, the first since J911, limiting hunfers to one horned animal of either sex but permitting the use of telescope sights on guns. -* — - •. ' have passed under even nom- 1 over 276,000 acres ot The MARCH, OF TIME Prepared hy the Editor* of TIM B The Weekly .\r*;n : agutlM Now we are well aware of the things that are lost to the public under dictatorships—freedom of speech and action, of self-rule. We are not advocating dictatorships. But we must admit that some of the foregoing points in favor of them could give us something to think about Chief fault of our democracy today is Its slowness to move, and Its endless red tape after efforts are made to. do something, to say nothing of the fact that you acquire countless bloodsuckers on the public purse, and thousands of incompetent Individuals In public office, who in turn hire thousands more of their own untrained kind. The dictatorships may not last, and certainly are not what we want, after fighting for liberty for hundreds of miserable years In history. But perhaps the dictatorships could teach us a lesson In forming a more compact government, composed of capable leaden, bereft of much of our present, uc«le*P-T«d tape. And f or sur», they bay* aJ- ready taught us that a good army, navy and air force means more than all of the treaties and conferences' held in the past 20 years. STATE LEGISLATURE GOING TO GET SOME WILD AND WOOLLY BILLS Reports Indicate the next session of the state legislature Is going to get some wild bills up for consideration. * It is unfortunate that the. time of such an important body has to be taken up at every session with battling against measures that should never have been introduced In the first place, but the situation repeats Itsef, year after year. At the present time, a great many folks, Including members of the state assembly, agree that the problem today Is not one of Introducing more bills, but of weeding out useless or harmful bills already on the books. And, unfortunately, most of the bills Introduced find now* ways of spending public funds. It is to be hoped that the forthcoming legislature will sit down bard on all extravagant and foolish measures before they get'a chance to eat up taxpayers' funds in debate. WHILE WE'RE ON HIE SUBJECT OP RADIO PROGRAMS When the Columbia network put on such a realistic program, "Men From Mars", that hundreds were panic-stricken, the Inevitable result was many Jeglslators with an eye ot publicity, said "something should be done," As a starter, why not ban from the air the hundred and one lottery scchemes that are giving the public continual headache? While the postal department Is trying to maintain high standards and keep lottery schemes out of the mail, the radio commission i« allowing anything and everything to go out over the air, with no holds barred. Lots of work to be done, boys, if somebody would only tackle It Opinions of Other Editors Lindbergh Goe» German Webster City Journal:- It will not make Charles A. Lindbergh more popular In the United States because by order of Dictator Hitler be has received one of Germany's highest decorations— the Order of the German Eagle— which was presented by Field Marshall Hermann Wilhelm Goering. Herr Hitler is reported as saying the honor was conferred upon Lindbergh "as a token of esteem for what Lindbergh has done for aviation," but many will believe it was given as a reward for Lindbergh's exhibition of bad faith with Russia. * * * GRIST OF TBE NEWS MILL Who says women p'ways tell secrets; one is doing a good Job of keeping stork-news to herself in Algona ... Frtta Pierce spent two years In the Texas oil fields, In the* days when the new oil wells were as thick as the ducks on Union Slough two weeks ago ... If Warner Bros, are coming up with a sequel to "Four Daughters", called "Four Sons and Four Daughters", then the sequel to the sequel will probably be 'IHlght Before the Judge" ... the state corn husking champ from CsJIendar was so busy husking In contest! that his neighbors had to pick his corn for hint—with machinery... after reading about the near disasters caused by "The Men From Mars" radio program, is It any wonder that we do some other things we do? • * • Two group* organizing for some real action are the teachers-and the professional group* ... the former are going after a state-paid teachers' annuity, tooth and toe-nail; and the professional boys are getting awfully upset by a lot of small talk about socialized medicine . : . Secretary of Agriculture Wallace cottl£h8iyetound someone more worthy of attack than Thoma. BJ. Dwray of KwYork, thilx* who has really done something In the line of clean- Ing up Manhattan's political backyard . . . nobody has explained yet how any marriage license clerk could be led to believe that 10-year old Kentucky girl was at a legal age for marriage ... at a Minnesota temperance meeting, a speaker declared the neighborhood beer parlor was replacing the homo aa a stage for modern courUhip—the latter was replaced by the automobile, many years ago. . . although Wage & Hour bill Is In effect, technically, nobody knows enough about its thousands of angles to tell anybody much about it—just go along your way, watch and wait, and let matters work themselves out, so they tell us. * • • Jame* W. Fay of Emmeteburg was called down to Iowa City before the Purdue game, asked to talk to the team before the game, and did BO for 20 minutes with only the team as an audience—score: 0 to 0 . .. and on the dresser of an Algona girl Is an autographed photo of a Minnesota grldder in football togs—when the boys start autographing their football always suffers . .. Hallowe'en was mild, except that somebody threw something through a window at Will Brown's house, police report... we don't like to mention It, but maybe George Carmody's decreasing trips to the postofflce mean the maiMsn't so often from that certain party. • • • Wade Sullivan has Introduced a new word into the vocabulary of the young—"bucket" . . . smiling, pleasant faces In places of business always help to make buying In any store a whole lot easier. wish restaurants would refrain from substituting "stew" oysters for regular "fry" oysters—like giving you hamburger when you want a T-bone steak .. . Glen Raney says the Man About Town doesn't know his barberry bushes, and they are no4 barberry bushes on the new postoffice lawn—as the M. A. T. intimated a couple of weeks ago ... now that a feud Is on we'll have to watch the M. A. T. pretty close or Glen may find something in P. L, & R. to ban him from the mails . . . business firms have a new way of designating that old line—they call it "Brown October Ail" ... the two newspapers at Forest City have now consolidated . . . Harry Bernstein, sentenced to the state pen for rape after he bad taken a young Lakota girl to Spencer, was paroled last week—he had three years and seven months left to serve—was committed Oct S, 1937. • * • In the heat of political battle, both sides are bound to make mistakes. Witness the disturbance the Thursday evening that Governor Kraschel spoke in the high school assembly. Until defeat and exit from the office, he is still the highest officer of the state. While the meeting was going on, five or six high school boys «vlth more enthusiasm than good sense stamped around the corridors, banged doors booed the governor during his talks from safe points of vantage, and otherwise carried on in anything but a sane, sensible and courteous manner. No reprimand was asked for from democratic officials; no effort was made to find out who might have been behind the maneuver. There has been criticism of WAIT FOR NOVEMBER 8— With the counting of ballots throughout the U. S. this week on election night, the political campaign of 1938 was embalmed in history pnd shrewd pjHtlrianc bad drawn from it »helr final Isssons fo- the future. The big political debate of 1938, like those of 1934 and 1936, consisted 90 per cent of talking at cross purposes—the Ins defying anyone to find fault with the New Deal's broad objective of Improving the lot of mankind; the Outs denouncing the New Deal's acts for making the lot of mankind harder. With such a fruitless argument, it is little wonder that national "Issues" have had less political effect than national! events. The- cost of government, the centralization of government, how Labor should be freed and Industry regulated concerned practical politicians this year far less than such hard facts as Depression during eaMy 1938 (and Recovery this fall), low farm prices, distribution 'of relief cash, and the growing clamor of oldsters for pensions. .National Trend, After a party has won two presidential election* In succession it is normal at the next election for the Outs to Increase their strength In Congress. In the landslide of 1930 Democrats were elected .to some BO soati in tha House from districts which might be classed normally Republican Therefore, if Republicans have won back less than about 60 seats, this week's election might be conslder- to take Hankow last week Father Jacquinot quickly established a new safety zone there for 100,000 Chinese who chose tc remain in the city. Retreating Chinese, pursuing the •scorched earth" policy, dynamited and fired everything of value to the Japanese. Factories were set ablaze, the luxurious Japanese Naval club, the Japanese consulate and consul generalfs residence were blasted to the ground. Scores of Chinese, trapped In dynamited areas were killed. Reservoirs were demolished, but Father Jacquinot reportedly persuaded the Chinese to •spare the Hankow pumping station. On hand to meet the first Japanese vessels to reach the city were Father Jacqunlot and hundreds of fearfully, cheering Chinese. The French priest Informed the Japanese naval commander of the refugee area for Chinese and received assurances that it wouffl be respected. In return, ather Jacquinot and a British naval officer led the troops on a ceremonial march through the city to the native quarter. But when the Japanese army columns arrived, their commanders decided to use buildings In the refugee zone as troop billets and Father Jacquinot, after s of conquered" Chinese province tuerilla resistance continues. Japan holds seven of the principal gateways to China, is attempting p proflt from the trade Which still HOWS through these gates. At lat- st dispatches, however, not a sln- •le nationally known Chinese had ecame a Jaapnese puppet ruler, xcepting the "Emperor of Man- hukuo"—which is not In China roper. And there was still no sign nat Chinese morale was crack ing. —o— EUROPE DISCUSSES COLONIAL AFFAIRS LADESBURG, Germany: Adolf Hitler s Lieut. General Franz Xaver Ritter von Epp, who Is. "the Deputy of the Fuhrer for Colonial Affairs", last week declared: "We will never attempt to solve the colonial problem by military force. When Hitler told Chamberlain at Berchtesgaden and again at Godes- oerg, that the colonial question remained a problem, he officially open ed the negotiations. Our claim is to_ all our former colonies. Whether, when the actual moment for bargaining for them comes, we shall show restraint is for the full^ n tO ,, decld S' If we do - then w e shall demand compensation for whatever we do not claim" In a British poll of public opin- on last week, 85 per cent of Britons queried were against return of any .ormer German colonies to the Reich, and 78 per cent answered- to the question: Would you rather flght than hand them back? EVEN MONEY ON WAR DEARBORN, Michigan: Henry Ford offered to "bet anyone even money there will never be another , •Wbru.h inspecting the range By this horn herd figure of 2,000 year Oregon's prongt rom the 1911 to almost 20,000. PLANT EMULUNS' HYBRIDS —nnorifmJjGOULriifi £*'*?t\'VG't33Xanar™~ CORWITH, IOWA The TRIPLE PROTECTED HYBRID, Time Tested for Adaptability. Yield and Quality. Place your order now and insure yourself of n sufficient supply of the seed you desire. 37-tf FUR - FUR ATTENTION TRAPPERS! TheJFur Season Opens Nov 10 We Have a big demand for all fur bearing animals—prices are considerably higher than last season. Joe Greenberg thousands spending dollars of rellefmoney was ordered out A new cone was ed a Democratic victory. If they have won 80, more or less, the outcome shows no significant trend in national politics. If they have won substantially more than 60 seats the outcome represents a distinct set-back for the New Deal. Par for this week's election would be 138 Republicans, 278 Democrats in the next House of Representatives. The Democrats last week admitted the probablo loss of 26 Representatives (as well as two Senators and five or six Governors); the Republicans seriously claimed up to 90 seats in the House. Nonpolitical surveys estimated Republican gains in the house at from 30 to 63. BROTHER RAMON FLIES NO MORE HENDAYE, French - Spanish frontier: While the U. S. concerned itself chiefly with politics, the wars abroad continued last week unabated. In Spain, Lieut. Colonel Ramon Franco, 42-year-old brother of Rightist Generalissimo Francisco Franco, was killed in a seaplane crash off the Mediterranean island of Majorca. Long before the world had heard of Generalssimo Francisco, dashing Aviator Ramon had made headlines. In 1926 he made the nrst flight from Europe to South America, later he took part in neveral rash plots against Alfonso XIII. Brothers Ramon and Francisco were too often at opposite political poles to be good friends, but when the civil war started Ramon returned home from the U. S. to join his brother, was appointed chief of the Rightist Majorcan air base. For 15 months little military activity has taken place on Spain's Madrid's front, but ht several points southeast of Madrid Leftists last veek repulsed snail ico'ated Rightist punches. To some observers these attacks were regarded as feelers preliminary to a new Rightist offensive aimed r.t encircling Spain's former capital. "JUST STARTED'' BOTH SIDES SAY TOKnrO Japan: Although he WORLD ONE Bid ASYLUM NEW YORK: Major Albert Brill, U. 8. A, retired, declared himself a candidate for the Job of World Dictator, then sailed last week for Europe to arrange for foreign publication of his four volumes that explain all. Said he: "The world is practically a vast lunatic asylum." LOW BATES OF MORTALITY . WASHINGTON: "Unless there Is ' ,{M»J5*k«<l rev*M*I,of trend,".says Dr. Thomas Farran, head of thaU ft Public Health Service, "the mo" tailty rate from all causes of death during the current year will be the L°Jl e !L 0 " "S 0 !*'..*' 1 " "•• Potmlbl. might well ha"v7"been flushTwiVh STSJI'V l9 ™' *>"«"* &•^"t fi£E? double-barrelled victorTS' SLTffi^Jf »*J» --ft *• Canton and Hankow during the past fortnight, War Minister Lieut. General Selshiro Itagaki officially declared last week in Tokyo: "The . , death rate was 10.8 per 1,000, a figure surpassed only by the 10.7 rate for the entire year of 1933. Some >j 60 per cent of the total 1938 decline conflict between Japan 'an'd'ch'ina ' *S| l « 1d !?",, to , the ™»«l»bly small 1* little affected . . .Sino-Japanese -'-** P 1 * of P»««nionla and influ- . . . hostilities have just started. The unexpectedly early victory at Han kow should be attributed to the august virtues of his Imperial Majesty. and at tbe same time to the brave efforts of the Japanese forces which participated ... We cannot tell how long It will take to restore peace because the operations must continue until General Chiang Kai- shek falls and his Communist co- supporters are ousted. Even if he said he had abandoned pro-Communistic and anti-Japanese policies we would mistrust that declaration while he retained any authority He might change his mnid again." Generalising Chiang Kai-shek who with other Chinese officials flew westward from Hankow fortnight ago, also spoke up publicly last week: "We were prepaVed for this (i. e. the fall of Hankow, Canton and before that Shanghai, North China and Manchukukuo). For years we have concentrated on development of West China where enza lost winter. Other factors pulling down the 1938 death rate: ' low maternal mortality, which now amounts to 4.4 per 1,000 live births or IS per cent less than 1937; lower Incidence of tuberculosis, which MOWS signs of declining for the ^^' m / to leM than nve deaths per 10,000; fewer auto accidents, which For This Year's Good Crop EVERYONE IS VERY THANKFUL We hope that the results of the year's work on YOUR farm wlill make possible the improvements that you have wanted so long. Of course you will want to make whatever money you put into repairs, remodeling and new building this fall do its full duty. Let us help you with your planning, selecting of materials, estimating and pricing and we will GUARANTEE that you WILL get the fullest possible value for every dollar you put into improvements. We have ready a very large and complete stock of numerals from which we can help you select everything you will need for any job, laree or small. 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Both sides err • » • FUIMOIU Lust Line—Now that toe election Is over, kit's bury the hatchet SAFETY ZONES IN FALLEN HANKOW HANKOW. China: Amid the brumal horrors perpetrated in the na- :ive quarters of Shanghai, Nan- king and Hankow, which have fallen into the hands of the determined Japanese Imperial Array, the only oasis of succor for the Chinese has been the "safety tone", an idea originated at Shanghai last year by a square-bearded, one-armed French Jesuit—80-year-old Father Jacquinot de Besttnge. Shanghai's "Jucquinot Zone 1 sheltered 250,000 refugee Chinese from fighting and bombardment, and us Japanese troops movtd up TKs choice b Miily n*J«. Hotel It dtiMttd la tti« c«nt«r of the downtown dbtrict - s few ttcpt to ifcop* sad ««UM««ate. GiMrtf sra tlwtys com- fortcbk to pluunt, hoswliks rooms, As* prtiiing food lot krttttftH, tuncUc* «nd dinner-i«rv«J in tfc* Colfcs Shop.. .GtMgs* ter vies.. AH i*t*s 4f« rtMocubl*. TXlOOOfll f. 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