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The Algona Upper Pea Moines, Algofta, Iowa, Nov. 29,193d •KM* itpna Upper He* Jttotoe* 9 North Dodge Street 3. W. HAGGARD & R, B. WALLER, Publishers Entered as Second Class Matter at the Postoff Ice at Algona, Iowa, under act of Congress of March 3,1879 Issued Weekly the "government spending all of the social security money so the people will get none of it" proves to be false and untrue. Any person who believes himself or herself eligible to make a claim for old-age Insurance benefits can obtain claim forms and assistance in filling them out by contacting the Social Security board office at Albert Lea, Minn. First Place Award Winner, 1938, lowa'a Most Outstanding Weekly, Judged by State University of Iowa SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KOSSUTH CO.: One Year, In advance $1.50 Upper Des Molnes and Kossuth County Advance in combination, per year $2.60 SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year in advance $2.50 Upper Des Moines and Kossuth County Advance in combination, per year $1.00 ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per Jnch 35r. Want Ads, payable In advance, word 2e "Let the people know the truth and the country is safe."—Abraham Lincoln, GENEROSITY OF AMERICANS AFTER THE WORLD WAR EVIDENTLY ALL FORGOTTEN While America has been goaded into a policy of armament and military expansion which may be distasteful but yet necessary and wise as a preparedness move, and while Germany and the United States seem to be having an exchange of harsh diplomatic notes and newspaper editorials, it would be well To recall one or two things. In the first place, following the Armistice and ultimate peace treaty, the United States was about the only nation among the victors that really followed the Golden Rule. It was In December, 1918, when Herbert Hoover, as the head of the American Relief administration, asked the Germans for a statement of their food situation. As a result. In addition to what other Allied countries provided, the American Relief administration moved into German cities supplies am- outing In value to more than $158,000,000. Much of this was not paid for at all. Apart from the American Relief administration, the American Friends committee, a Quaker organization, furnished benevolent funds and foodstuffs to German families, including flour, rice, beans, beef, pork products, condensed milk and other provisions. The Quaker units accounted for about $7,000,000 worth of supplies and the American Red Cross expended for German, Austria and Hungary about $5,000,000 in the post-war period. This nation did not try to take anything away from Germany, nor did It do anything but extend the helping hand of friendship to the losers in the most senseless struggle the world had ever seen. But today reason and intelligence have been thrown to the winds. There is no great danger that Germany or Italy or any other nation win Immediately attempt to conquer South America, or Latin America, or that Japan will invade the Philippines, or the Pacific Coast However, Germany and Italy have been nosing Into the South and Central American countries. They have each erected powerful short wave stations whose propaganda waves are directed at our neighboring countries. Their agents have even stimulated Nazi and Fascist revolts against the governments already In existence. And It is not beyond the realm of possibility that the ego of the dictators might not actually embark them on a drive to absorb as colonies some of the nations on the South American continent So, with the lesson of 1914-18 entirely forgotten, and the lessons of kindness in the few years that followed also overlooked as between the United States and Germany, our own national policy has been changed from one of peace, to one of military preparedness, and well it is. Hans Dieckhoff, German ambassador to the United States, has been recalled to explain to Herr Hitler the "strange attitude" of the United States. We hope he la able to do just that. And we also hope that he can make Hitler understand that the millions of people in the United States of Germanic ancestry are not Germans but Americans, and are following the Stars and Stripes, and not the Nazi banners of Hitler, Goering, Goebbels Co. And above all, he should tell him that America intends to back up the Monroe Doctrine with armed might if necessary. TAX SPENDING QUESTION OF PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE, NOT SENSELESS SLASHING The recent meeting of the Iowa Taxpayers association brought out some interesting observations, well worth thinking about. "Public service cannot be measured by a yardstick of public expenditure, but the efficiency with which taxes are spent," one speaker pointed out. In other words, if the tax dollar is spent wisely, with an eye to getting a dollar's worth of permanent good out of it, the expenditure can be judged as wise. If it is merely thrown away, without any gainful results, it is bad. Two groups that constitute a menace to the tax paying public, another speaker stated, were (1) national business organizations which seek to .shift the tax burden from their own group to another group, and (2i those alreailv on the public payroll, or those who desire to get on the public payroll, without thought of the cost or whether their job is a worthy one. Citizens have only themselves to blame if government is not run to suit their ideas and purses. The indifferent taxpayer is the most dangerous citizen we have. Indifference breeds contempt, laziness, extravagance, waste and ultimately higher taxes. IOVVANS GOT $11,000 IN CXTOBER ON V. S. OLD A<iE INSURANCE In view of some doubts cast regarding payments under the Social Security setup of the United States government, it is interesting to knew the following: "Two hundred and eighteen lowans were awarded $11,110.48 in old age insurance payments during October, according to Karl Hill, manager of the Albert Lea office of the Social Security Board. The average Iowa payment amounted to $51.10 per claim. "Since January 1, 1937, 2,410 luwuns have received old-age insurance payments amimnUn" to $94,283.88." In other words, the Social Security setup is dispensing funds after dut filing of claims, mid after verification of such claims have been made. And as usual, much of the loose talk heard concerning Seated directly in front of one of oar scouts at the Oklahoma-Iowa State football game, 10 days ago, were the two Schwartz boys from Penton, Karl and Jim, and in between them was a very pretty little brunette, which after some observation we concluded was with Jim, although Karl was also being attentive . . . Jim, as you may know. Is editing the Denison Review, while Karl is a right hand man for his dad. J. A. Schwartz of Penton, postmaster and owner of the Reporter. Well, after some conniving, your scout and Bob Harrington managed to get Introduced, and we wish to report for the Penton folks that Jim is not only getting along In the newspaper business, but has a good eye for other things as well. * * * Trying to do business without advertising Is like winking at a girl In the dark. ' * * * Leon Merrltt showed Rotarians a little trophy, the other day, while giving his life history (forced upon all new members as a better way of getting acquainted). It was a silver cup won by Leon in competition in France, for being the best machine gunner in the competition at Coblenz. * * • It take* 1,500 nuts to hold an automobile together, but only one to scatter It all over the landscape. * * • If Governor-elect George A. Wilson really does what he said he would if elected—reduces the number of state employees—there'll be plenty of disappointed republicans. * » * Hiram White was sound asleep on Monday night, a week ago; when from his slumber he was awakened to hear the honk-honk of geese. Jumping out of bed he rushed to the window, exclaiming, "wild geese, wild geese," and then began a mad scramble to find his hunting clothes. "The lights must have lured them down!" said Hi. But then he looked out the window, and saw that some of his neighbors had just returned from the Legion's feather party with their prizes. * * • A cocktail is a wonderful thing. You put whiskey in it to make It strong, water in it to make It weak, gin in it to make it hot, ice in it to make It cool, lemon In it to make it sour and sugar in it to make It sweet. Then you say "Here's to you," and drink it yourself. « * * Note to the sons of Mr. and Mm. Alfred Schenck —That duck has gone to the happy hunting grounds of all good ducks. Thank you! » * • Thanksgiving Is past And If for no other reason, it should have been a Thanksgiving in which we can all give thanks for being citizens of a free country, where we may worship as we please, say what we please, and where status of birth, race or religion Is no bar to ultimate achievements of success or accomplishment In life. * * * Although the announcer stated plainly four time* during the program- that the "Men from Mara" broadcast was all In fun, and only a dramatized ntiio skit, thousands went wild and thought the mlllenium had arrived ... which leads one to wonder how much attention the public Is paying to the advertising plugs handed out on the air between actual program numbers. » * » Famous Last .Line—(1900 vintage)—The bathroom here is »o nice I can hardly wait until Saturday night Opinions of Other Editors May Reduce Employment Webster City Freeman: It is absolutely impossible for a man or corporation to continue in business indefinitely if the outgo exceeds the income. The wage and hour bill may work quite satisfactorily when business is booming, but when a depression or recession comes along, as they have u habit of doing, many employers will find it impossible to meet the requirements of the law, and that will mean less rather than more employment. » # * Changing Newspapers Humboldt Indepenaent: A series of changes has swept through northern Iowa this Hummer and fall. A partnership formed of George C. Hansen and Hans C. Kestler began the cycle by purchasing the Belmond Independent. Then Ralph Anderson bought the Clear Lake Mirror, selling it a month later to F. J. Farran of Forest City. Larry Miller, former publisher of the Independent, purchased the Winnebago County Republican from Miss Marion Aasgard. Last week Mr. Miller hold his newspaper to Prewitt & Prewitt, publishers of the Forest City Summit. Merchants in Forest Cfty welcomed the consolidation and have signed contracts to support only one newspaper, /irmly convinced after years of double newspaper service that they themselves were penalized by the needless duplication. Mr. Miller will be associated with the Prewitts in the enterprise. Miss Aasgard then purchased the Kanawha Reporter from Stanley Johnson. Mr. Williams, publisher of the Garner Leader, purchased the Garner Herald from Mr. Clark, and consolidated the two papers. Last week, Mr. Hansen purchased the interest of his associate in the Belmond Independent. In ail of the newspaper transactions effected this summer, the various communities have ben- etitttd invariably. Garner and Forest City now have but one newspaper each, strong ones with large circulation lists. The other communities have new publishers, who bring new ideas, new services to those communities. Anyone who stops to think knows that the more income a business has the better service it can give. When two or more newspapers divide the business of a town none of them can give maximum service. It is a. fact that the public usually overlooks. Fewer newspapers mean better newspapers. • * * When Hitler Go.*, Peace Will Return Clarion Monitor: Probably the most hated man in all the world is Adolf Hitler. In many quarters he is the most feared individual. Yet he 13 only a big bluffer, who governs his subjects with aj> iron hand. He is possessed of a murderous disposition and a crazed brain and should be treated accordingly. The sooner he is stopped, the sooner peace will return to the rest of the world. SP£AKING Of OUND 1006 *=t SECOND—we REA,DTHATINTH6 AIRPLANES HAVE MADE BETTER MII.eS RtAO HfcWS WHEN RACE 4. . SWIMMER OR. RUNNER. BREAKS N SPE&t> W€ R.CAD TflAT ON THE SPORT PA&E \NHEN SOME RECKLESS MOTORIST TURNS THE HIGHWAY INTO WAY_WE OFTEN FIND T4JAT IN THE OBITUARY " —National Safely Council The MARCH OF TIME •M. o.i. Fii. an. Prepared by the Editor* of TIME The Weekly Newsmagazine RESETTLING REFUGEES— WASHINGTON: President Roosevelt expressed with Icy deliberation last week the nation's horror and contempt over Adolf Hitler's super- pogrom against Jews in Germany: "The news of the past few days from Germany has deeply shocked public opinion in the United States. Such news from any part of the world would inevitably produce a similar profound reaction among the American people in every part of :he nation. I myself could scarce- y believe that such things could occur In a twentieth century civil- zatlon." The President then explained that B had ordered Ambassador Hugh rVilson home from Berlin to gain 'a first-hand picture" of the situa- lon in Germany, and three days ater Ambassador Hans Dleckoff was similarly ordered home to Germany to explain what the official Nazi news agency called the "singular" attitude of the U. S. How he would translate his mandate from the people Into foreign policy the president did not know last week, but after conferring with Ambassador Wilson he might decide to construe the pogram as a discrimination against U. S. trade and flex the tariff on German goods, or administer a diplomatic slap by neglecting to «end Ambassador Wilson back, or ask congress temporarily to Increase the immigration quota for German refugees. The combined quota of emigrants from Germany and Austria to the U. S. (27,000 per year) is now consumed by applications for 18 months to come, but at the Department of Labor there was discussion last week of "mortgaging" the quota another 18 months ahead to let In 81,000 refugees at once. President Roosevelt expressed himself against this course but took steps to extend for six months the visitors permits of about 12,000 Germans (of all races and creeds) now in the U. S. Meanwhile In London, Ambassador Joseph P. Kennedy and British officials tried to find colonies for German-Jewish refugees—the British to supply the land, the U. S. to lend financial assistance. Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain announced that the Governor of Tanganyika in Africa would put at his disposal 50,000 acres on which to settle Jewish men, their families to follow If the experiment succeeds. But with 700,000 oppressed Jews to succor, this offer was only a drop in the great bucket of the Jewish colonization problem. It was nevetheless a striking indication that under the Impact of civilization's horror at Nazi pogroms the mills of diplomacy had at last begun to grind a useful grist. Mr. Chamberlain also revealed that 10,000 square miles in British Guiana <South America) may be leased "on generous terms" to refugees. Said he: "His Majeatiy's government hopes that other countries . . . will also endeavor to make what contributions they can to the urgent need of facilitating emigration from Germany." 'CONTINENTAL SOLIDARITY"— WASHINGTON: In a discussion of national defense. President Roosevelt last week declared that the possibility of the U. S. being air-raided had increased tremendously in five years. A prime reason for U. S. rearmament, the President said, is "Continental Solidarity" to implement the good-neighborly understanding between the U. S. and its neighbor countries in tho western hemisphere achieved in 1938 at the Pan-American conference in Buenos Aires and about to be refreshed at Lima, Peru. Speaking at the Buenos Airea conference two years ago, Franklin Roosevelt said that employment given by rearmament work (which Germuny was then rushing and England was beginning to rash) was "false employment, it builds no permanent structure and creates no consumers' goods for the maintenance of a lasting prosperity. We know that nations guilty of these follies inevitably face the day either when their weapons of destruction must be used against their neighbors or when an unsound economy, like a house of cards, will fall apart." To get as much virtue tut be could out of his new necessity, the Pres- ident last week explored ways of putting relief money and workers into rearmament work. TREATY NO. 19— WASHINGTON: Most people believe that the New Deal's most successful program is Its reciprocal trade pacts, and in the White House at Washington last week Secretary of State Cordell Hull proudly signed the most important achievement in this program—a trade treaty between the U. S. and Canada, another between the U. S. and Great Britain, both to remain in effect for at least three years. The agreement with Canada is an improved revision of the reciprocal pact signed three years ago, which helped world business and brought a 42% rise in U. S. exports to Canada. But far more Important Is the brand-new agreement with Great Britain, already the biggest foreign buyer of U. S. product^. In the first half of 1938 about one- sixth of all U. S. exports went to the United Kingdom. The U. S. already has trade pacts with Belgium, Haiti, Sweden. Brazil, Canada, The Netherlands and colonies, Switzerland, Honduras, Colombia, France and colonies, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Finland, Costa Rica, Salvador, Ecuador and Cuba (special pact). If these 18 treaties are good precedent, there should be a substantial increase in U. S. trade with Great Britain from now on. Since 1934 U. S. exports have risen 57%, exports to treaty countries having increased 66.2%, to non-treaty countries 47.7%. With the signing of the new treaties last week, U. S. manufacturers of office equipment, electrical appliances, tractors, oil pumps, leather goods, anh silk hosiery charted plans to benefit by the most favorable concessions in the pacts. Automobile manufacturers were disappointed at not getting concessions but hoped for increased domestic sales to more prosperous U. S. farmers. Loudest groans against the agreements came from textile manufacturers in New England. On the other hand, British farmers complained because Britain, already the principal outlet for U. S. farm goods, abolished duties on U. S. wheat, corn (except flat white) lard, certain canned fruits and fruit juices, and reduced by as much as one-third the duties on rice, apples, pears, other canned fruits. Britain also boosted the quota for hams and gave guarantees that ham ana cotton would remain duty free. Although the state department was especially proud of having wangled Britain's removal of a flc- per bushel duty on wheat, U. S. traders were inclined to believe that Canadian and Argentine dumping programs might make the concession worthless. Day after the treaty was signed, Chicago wheat prices actually fell. Lesser disappointments were registered by lumbermen, coal and metal miners, tan- crs, papermen. ROYAL GUESTS— , WASHINGTON: Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of the president, last week announced that George VI and Queen Elizabeth, following a royal tour through Canada next June, will spend three days at the White House, one at the New York World's Fair. King George will have the northeast pink bedroom suite which Daughter Anna Roosevelt Dall Boettiger used to occupy; Queen Elizabeth will have the larger blue suite on the southeast corner which before the excutive wing was built, used to be the president's study. Each suite nan one large and one small bedroom, plus a bathroom. Forty ladies and gentlemen accompanying Their Majesties (except a few personal attendants) will be bedded elsewhere about Washington. GOODBYE, SIB. CLTMMINGS— WASHINGTON: When Franklin D. Roosevelt became President, Homer S. Cummings entered his cabinet an Attorney General, to remain not more than two years. But Che President's insistence that he continue to serve and Mrs. Cummings' enjoyment of Washington so- cial life kept Attorney General Cummings lit office longer than he eared to stay. Calling m the press for * " ttell" conference, Homer Cummings last week announced he would quit after congress meets In Jan., summed up his labors which began with an opinion on the President's pow* er to call a bark holiday in March, 1633. H» recalled the hot legal battles of AAA Md NRA; the build- Ing of the FBI from A sleuthing unit to an'armed force with powern of arrest and a sharp-toothed Federal crime code behind It; the improvement of U. fl. prisons notably the creation of Alcatraz. With special pride he pointed to the new rules for civil procedure in federal courts which the American Bar association had for 25 years tried unsuccessfully to obtain. Of all his monuments, these rules, he said, were his favorite. President Roosevelt was not reetfy last week to announce the name of the next Attorney General, but Washington observers guessed it would be Solicitor General Robert H. Jackson. Other changes in Franklin Roosevelt's cabinet are expected to be announced shortly. HUM AN TIDE— WASHINGTON: The Census Bureau in Washington last week revert led that the population of the U. S., which five decades ago was 60,000,000 has this year reached and passed by 215,000 the milestone figure of 130 millions. No longer does immigration far outweigh the nautral increase oi the population, for despite the fact that the birth rate has fallen Irregularly since depression's onset in 1931, U. S. births are this year estimated to exceed deaths by 916,000, xrhile immigration exceeded emlgrs- :lon by only 43,000. (The current birth-rate is 18 per 1,000; the death rate, 11 per 1,000.) Over the past eight years the . S. has lost population on balance to foneignr countries. Because of Depression, foreigners stayed away or took their U. S. savings and went home. With war elsewhere in the world and a degree of recovery In the U. S., the human ide has again turned. PAPERSHOLLYWOOD: Admitted to U. S. citizenship in a Hollywood 'court room last week, German-born movie Actress Luise Rainer jumped up and down, clapped her hands, cut a couple of delighted capers. Then she risked a reprimand from the J. S. Flag Association by wrapping herself in a U. S. flag, having her picture taken. NEW C. L O— °~" PITTSBURGH. PA.: John L. Lewis and 518 other delegates to a constitutional convention of tho Committee for Industrial organiza- lon assembled in Pittsburgh last week to bury their three-year-old C. I. O. and erect instead a permanent organization with a new official title: "Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO)." To keep do's 41 national unions, 675 locals and 3,787,877 claimed members all in one piece, John Lewis depends upon his prestige, the CIO constitution which vests large powers in his executive board, and the men whom he chooses to help him run his congress. Officers of the remade CIO chosen in Pittsburgh last week are: John L. Lewis, president; Philip Murray and Sidney Hillman, vice presidents; Jas. Barron Carey (United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers), secretary. NEW YORK: Dr. George Gallup recently polled U. 8. voter* on V 8. Labor, found that 78% preferred A. F, ef I*'* William Oreen to (3Kf» John L. Lewis. His conclusion: "The maortty of American voters, fear the power of Lewis Reader Comment (Ptfi iTJuifc Mo £&i tfo flat* t* Any laay on your list will be thrilled by the exquisite loveliness of Claussner Kleer-Sheer Exquisite Hosiery. Beautiful, durable, adorable ... It's clever to give Claussner. Pair 79c Pair $1.00 3pr$2.25 3pr.$2.85 Pair $1.15 3 pair $3.25 BROWNELL SHOE CO. SHOES — HOSIERY HANDBAGS Algona, Iowa Th'« Man About Town c-o Algona Upper Des Molnes, Dear Sir: I think you are In a position to convey the following information to The Man About Town and Bob Larson, and hope you will do BO. James W. Fay did not talk to the Iowa team before the Minnesota game, but he did Inspire a sluggish ball club to the plont where It held Purdue's great team to a scoreless tie. After the Iowa team performed this feat, the boys requested that Mr. Fay be permitted to speak to them before the Minnesota- game. He was In the dressing room with the team, but was not invited or permitted to talk to them. Please get this straight—Mr. Fay was Invited by telephone to talk to the squad before the Purdue game. He did not seek the assignment, is not an attorney-wouldbe coach, as The Man About Town stated, but Is only an enthusisatlc, loyal supporter of a trampled, kicked about ball- club, one whose loyalty never wavers, not just a fair-weather supporter when the team is winning, %ut is one who backs his boys, no matter how rough the going may be. To me, that Is a real test of loyalty. Incidentally, the sports public seems to think that he did a pretty fair job, too, In that dressing room. After the Purdue game, he refused to take any credit' for himself, although the team gave-it to him. The Cedar Rapids Gazette tried to Interview him on the phone, but he would not tell them What he had said to the boys. They had to send a | reporter to tod* City to the squad to get the story. Does tfk&t looR like * publicity seekef or wwnld &»-««MSif „ « j • '*• . This man has helped hundreds of boy* t* find ft place for themselves both In school and after life, And this II the only tribute that be needs. Tour gratuitous and Ill-advised crack at such ft man Is in extremely poor taste, to aay the least, 'TOTS* tally, a p. When Company Comes Phone' u* for Ice Cream and Refreshments. Don't forget to order some Double Kay Nuts. Our Special This Week! Ideal Mi*«d Null 14 Ib. 15c 1 Ib. S9e Lusby's W* Toatt freih Every Minute! Kossuth Radio & Electric Algona, Iowa Ju*t get in touch with tu and tell us to deliver a load of BoUford'f Peerless Coal It's the same good, dependable fuel that has done a superb heating job throughout the years. Whether it's sub-zero weather or one of those periods of mild days and chilly nights, you'll find this an ideal coal Holds fire for hours, obeys draft regulation like A soldier. S9TX l&k Mh, too. You'll enjoy this coal For Sato Bxcbuivelf bj BOTSFORD LUMBER CO. Jim BOWL FOR BETTER HEALTH BARRY'S

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