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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, December 13, 1938
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The et 9 North Dodge Street • j. W. HAGGARO & ft. B; WALLER, Publishers Entered as Second Class Matter at the Postoff lee at Algona, Iowa, under act of Congress of March 3,1879 issued Weekly First Place Award Winner, 1988, Iowa's Most Outstanding Weekly, Judged by State University of Iowa SUBSCRIPTION BATES IN KOSStJTH CO.: One Year, in advance - $1.60 Upper Des Molnes and Kossuth County Advance In combination, per year ...$2.BO SUBSCRIPTION BATES OUTSIDE KOSSUTH One Year in advance $2.80 Upper Des Molnes and Kossuth County Advance In combination, per year $4.00 ADVERTISING RATES Display Advertising, per Inch 36c Want Ads, payable In advance, word 2c attempt propaganda In that nation against thft atrocities of nazlism, they would soon fall before a headsman's ax«. __ In this country, however, and In this state we have had the picture of nazi meetings with nazl storm troopers In uniform and Speeches which though veneered with pledges of support of tne constitution gave utterances for nazi rule which challenges the fundamental principles upon wmcn our liberty rests. . In New York City nazls have gone even farther Before an audience at a public meeting In that city attended by 700 persons some of whom were In nazi uniforms, Fritz Kuhn, national director of the German-American bund, declared that his organization would campaign to "rid this country of Jews" and later said: "The bund has no connection with Germany, but It Is our duty to do for this country what Hitler Is doing for Germany." .„,„.,. Kuhn should be prosecuted for his remarks, and if our statutes are not sufficient today to prevent such utterances, they should be promptly amended to give jurisdiction against* direct or covert attacks upon democracy or the liberties that it of- fe "'Amerlca is a patient nation. We Believe that everyone should have a right to entertain individual ideas upon economic questions. When, however, persons become oblivious to the fundamental Ideas upon whcih this nation rests, it Is time to call a halt and to tell the propogandlsts that if they desire the absolutisms they praise they must find a home in another land. "Let the people know the truth and the conn- try Is safe."—Abraham Lincoln. REPUBLICANS PAPERS HAVE A PAT ON THE BACK COMING From the standpoint of a newspaper which has not been entirely opposed to, or fighting the democratic state and national administration, it Is very refreshing to read the editorial comment from our republican brethren in the publishing business, these days. They (the republican papers) have hammered long and hard at government spending, the Increase of employees on public payrolls, and various handling of state matters with which they did not agree. In the last election, with republicans taking alt of the state offices, some very fine promises were made as to what a new republican administration would do in the state house and with regard to cutting public expenditures and the number of public employees, and getting this and that under civil service. Judging by our exchanges, the republican editors were not fooling, either. They really meant what they said, and to the surprise of some republican politicians, they intend to do all they can to accomplish those Utopian ends. In their alms and desires, we are with th«m, regardless of party or anything else. If the republican party can cut down state expenses and the number of state employees, and still give the state an honest and efficient admniistra- Uon, it will be commendable. Already, republican papers are reminding duly Mected republican officials of the campaign platforms on which they were elected; reminding them of It, perhaps because they are afraid the new officials might forget those things. And for critics of the press In general, it must be a shock to find out that newspapermen whether republican or democrat mean what they say, and that they intend to do all In their power to see that officials whom they helped to elect will carry on as promised. . Only persona who might not like it may be some new officials. ARMAMENTS NOT ZW THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT, BUT THEY MIGHT PRESERVE CHRISTMAS Talking about the construction of more battleships and more guns and more planes is not exactly what one would call being In the Christmas spirit But perhaps If we are to have a continuation of a Merry Christmas from year to year, it would be best to have a few more of those contrivances. Somebody has said that a man is nothing but a grown up boy, and that is probably as accurate a description as one could get. Boys like to play cops and robbers, and soldier and bandit, and cowboy and Indian—all themes buiit around the glory of the conquering hero. When the boys grow up and become big shots in their own countries they still keep on playing the same games, only on a more dangerous scale. We can object to the cost of increased armaments, but it might be better to accept the costs before, than pay for the cure aftreward. And by the way, does anybody kno'v if Santa Claus has mounted a machine gun on his sleigh? He might need it when he gets into some sections of the world on his yearly excursion. Opinions of Other Editors Kossuth Voters Blunder Humboldt Independent: The voters of Kossuth county blundered badly when they failed to give their fellow citizen Lester J. Dickinson, a handsome majority in his race for the United States senate. In fact, the majority Kossuth gave Mr. Dickinson's opponent would, if it had been given to Mr. Dickinson, have, won him the election. In contrast, the honie county of Guy Gillette. Mr. Dii-lun.-ion'.s opponent, gave him a handsome majority. It i-i :-,'-Mum that a home county fails to givo its local citizen a complimentary vote. Also it is seldom that failure to do so results so distastrous- ly. The example of Kossutli will stand before the people of Iowa for many years. It is not complimentary to Kossuth. * * • "Sock" the Ilish Salaries Webster City Freeman: An Associated Press dispatch from Hollywood the other day, said that William Powell and M-G-M studio had agreed to a seven-year contract calling for approximately $600,000 per year. It will not be long now until tender hearted politicians and newspapers will be sympath- iznig with Mr. Powell because of the large taxes he will have to pay. If his necessary expenses arid taxes cost 90 per ef his income (which they will not) he will still have $60,000 a year left, which is more than the average working man can earn gross in a lifetime. Somehow or other, the Freeman-Journal cannot shed tears of pity and commiseration over tlie high taxes individuals who are getting phenomenal salaries have to pay. We say sock it to 'em good and plenty. * * • No Plat-!? i" V. S f'ir "Biniili"' Mason City Glob/-G:r;.;i to: !'he elfi'-iency of the nazi government in Germa;i in attempting to organize a portion of the American citizenry to the support ot nazi beliefs and nuzi ideas is not wily appalling but demands actions by the people of this country to check effort* for the fostering of naziism in this nation. Should citizens of the United States even mildly raise their voices in Germany for a democracy or Clarence Morrall, looking on* of the window of his garage, was astonished to see a young man open the door of his (Morrall's) car, deposit a package In It, and walk back Into the liquor store. Clarence went out; the young man had parked a package of liquor bottles In Clarence's car. The young fellow's car was a half block down the street, as Morrall pointed out to him. * * * Two Algona people, one a man and the other a woman are still wondering what It's all about. The phone rang in the home of a prominent citizen; his wife answered It "I won't berttble to move Into that room tonight, so don't stay home on my ac- account," the masculine voice said, "but Til move in tomorrow." The woman replied that they didn't take roomers. Somewhere along the line somebody was having a lot of fun, and the matter was finally ironed out, but the room was not rented. • * « Among other Interesting thing* brought to light in the Diea congressional probe for some unknown reason, is a statement regarding the amount of church donations made by James Roosevelt What business this has in the Dies meeting is hard to understand; nor does it particularly follow that it is anybody's business but that of James himself. However, after it was alleged that he had given only $26 last year to churches, it was then disclosed that the figure was taken from his income tax return, and that actually he had given considerably more but had not deducted It from his tax return. Yes, another $200.000 should be appropriated to the committee so that other such trivia can be unearthed. * • * Santa Claua ha» lost some 20 or 80 Ibs. since the last time we saw him. It must be that Mrs. Santa has put him on a diet And that reminds us that It sometimes seems that Santa is taking all the credit, while that hard-working Mrs. Santa gets very little public attention. We'll bet sho even feeds the reindeer. - ' ' »•.» •'•. '-•'.•• ' '• ' •-,, ' PICK-UPS: There IS an active grade school P. T. A. hi town, sponsored by the mothers at the Bryant school, Miss Bonnstetter tells us ... Nick Wagner doesn't change a bit from year to year, in fact looks younger each year . . . Wade Sullivan lost a football bet and then after paying the winner, immediately told the winner's wife so the money would get into the proper hands. . . have you noticed the spray method that is being used on the Xmas trees this year, to preserve the trees and keep the needles from falling off so soon . When Tyrone Power played DeLesseps in "Suez", the movie-going public had no indication that the hero was even married—as a matter of fact, the original De Lesseps had 17 children . . . some of the boys are hoping somebody will do something this winter to organize another gym class .. . betting is about even that Algona's official population in the 1940 U. S. census will pass the 5,000 mark . . . chief reasons for the fact that Kossuth is tagging along toward the rear in counties of the state to receive federal conservation payments is that the county is twice as large as most in Iowa, a.nd thus the work is nearly double, but the money will be just as good next week as it might have been last week . . . two things that seem a nuisance are the ever- present number of tagless dogs on State street, and the group of small boys who have a high old time with ecah snow pelting the femmes that walk by—and do, the gals get mad . . . and how about a between Xmas and New Year's dance for the young folks who'll be home from college, and others as well . . . John Byson likes an occasional lunch of a good piece of bologna . . . The Man About Town has a good idea—he would collect all old toys and see that they are given to poor kids whose Christmas will be pretty scanty without a little help ... if you have any old toys or any ideas as to \vorthy families, let's have them. SPEAKING Of AND &LV> TUfe RAT* —AND -AND VOU HAV€ A COMPOSITE CHARACTER STVlDV O^THE HIT-AND RVlN »WHO L6AV6S DIE /, —National Safely Council The MARCH OF TIME ua.o~t.ra.on. Prepared by the Editors of TIME Tht Weekly Neivtmaeatln* ACTOR LEWIS JOINS UNION NEW YORK: Having made his debut as a professional actor last summer at Cohasset, Mass, (in "It Can't Happen Here"), Sinclair Lewis joined Actors' Equity Association to make his Broadway debut next spring (in "Angela Is Twenty- Two"). Said he: "This will create a major issue ril have to go home and say, "Darling, I don't know whether you can stand this or not, but I joined the A. F. of L.' This makes me a reactionary." (His independent wife. Columnist Dorothy Thompson, Is a member of the C. 1. O.'s American Newspaper Guild). Then publicity-wise Author-Actor Lewis kissed his sponsor (Helen Hayes), posed for pictures, chortled: "Thank God for the photographers. I didn't know Actors' Equity was like this. Why didn't I join before?" _o— THE BILLIONAIRE AND HIS ESTATE NEW YORK: If the present business era can admit that the last one produced a hero, John DavQum Rockefeller (1839-1938) certainly was it Last week came the last accounting of this unique figure the filing of the tax appraisal on U* 'estate. ' . • ' .'"""• John D. Rockefeller said: "I believe it is a duty for a man to get all the money he honsetly can and I serve. every morning on a dish of 'grilled millionaire.' "Actually I am an exceedingly mild mannered person—a practitioner of peace, both domestic and foreign, a believer in the capitalistic system, and for my breakfast a devotee of scrambled eggs. "You have read that as a result of balloting last November the liberal forces in the United States are on their way to the cemetery- yet I ask you to remember that liberal forces in the United States have often been killed and buried—with the inevitable result that In short order they have come to life again with more strength than they, had before." DOCTOR PROMOTED BIT PRESIDENT WASHINGTON: Besides speaking at Chapel Hill last week, the President also promoted his White House Physician, Captain Ross McIntire, to the rank of rear admiral and surgeon general in the U. S. Navy. Many another President has eased White House naval, military and medical aides upstairs to high berths often to the disgust of their ranking officers. Woodrow Wilson thus made Lieutenant Commander Gary Travel* Orsyson a rear admiral and Warren Harding created bumbling old Charles Sawyer a brigadier general in the U. S. Army medical re- llk« a family ****««§ WWcb 6at r heard t&kt oldOncle Btti dldtrt brttke after all. The election, the new seats in congress, the squad 0* ftew KeptfMtean governor*, this startling proof that th« New JDeftI to not immortal, made all the ladles and gentlemen feel downright fei- tiv«. And theft into their midst rushed a chunky, furious young man from New York and almost spoiled it all. He was Kenneth Simpson, the one Republican leader who, all the time that Uncle Blm was really' believed to be washed up, was actually making headway In Manhattan. To him was due large credit for the final samshlng to Tamtriany last year with the Fusion ticket, led by explosive, progressive Florello La- Guardia. It was Kenneth Simpson who groomed the advertising profession's gift to politics, Representative Bruce Barton. And Simpson it was who had so very nearly overturned the strong, widely respected regime of Governor Herbert Lehman with the G. O. P.'s most dazzling rookie of the decade, District Attorney Tom Dewey Mr. Simpson had raced to Washington after a night session of his state executive committee at which he had fought for the "National Committee seat of Charles D. Hllles, retired. He now wanted to be certified by the National Committee. More, he wanted to be put on that body's Executive Committee. As an acknowledged leader of the young, "liberal" element In the party and as a demonstrably able political practitioner, he felt he deserved the place ahead of Herbert Hoover's candidate, Mrs. Ruth Baker Pratt. Unhappily for the party's publicity, Mr. Simpson cried: "The people have left the President, but they will turn to the Republican Party only If they are sure that It Is not under the domination of Mr. Hoover, the Liberty League and some of the reactionary Influences of the past If we turn that way, we might as well fold up!" Fact of the matter was that the seating of Mr. Hastings instead of Kenneth Simpson was not the sheer Conservative-over-Liberal act which it was so glibly named. Basically, Mr. Hastings' election was a gesture to the party's fat cats, not to give them greater voice in party councils, but to encourage contributions, which in 1940 will be badly needed. —o— SUIT IN ALASKA, PEOPLE VS. PIPPEL MAJTANUSKA, Alaska: Among the 200 stranded U. S. farmers whom the government set out to rehabilitate In Alaska's Matanuska Valley three and a half years ago was Walter Pippel of Hennepln county, Minn. Last week came news of how Walter Pippel, who arrived with $54, had become Mata- nuska's star farmer and outstanding anti-social force. Instead of selling the garden produce from his 40 acres through the marketing co-operative which is as proud a feature of Matanuska as its shining community creamery, schools, hospital and recreation center, Individualistic Walter Pippel journeyed to Anchorage and other railroad towns to hawk it himself. When at length AIM** R reminded ., ColOttttt that he had contracted t6 ttt« co-operative attd pay a & charge for Jts services, M Wew *ttp. He said that in two hThad made $11,006 by his ban) work, had no intefttlcn of dte- gortln* f 860. Rathftf than pay ftft he prepared to go to court to assert his Independence. Explaining that he got ttf» at 6 o'clock *ve»y morning whtls seme of his neighbor* Slept until 10, Walter Plppel snorted: "Here in Mat- anuska the man who does » supposed to help support the man who does not To the best of my knowledge, there is only one country in the world todUiat** to that principle and m nftt t&l itt & A.!» HAIHO Service Ed Genrich Af /Phone 880-1* «r 99 tf rallllWIIIIIIWfflHiiyWIIIIIM WHAT WILL THE LOAN COST ME? That is a sensible question, and we can answer it definitely* You will know in ddvanfce exactly what your monthly payments for principal and interest /»[ will be for the duration of thte loan—there- will" be no future renewal or eomimsison expenses. Before you commit yourself to ANY home LOAN, come in and get the full particulars about our siittnle and economical loans to buy, build, modernize or refinance your own home. There is r»o hokum or mystery about out DIRECT-REDUCTION HOME LOANS Algona Federal Savings & Loan Assn. to give all he can." Just how much Rockefeller did get is unknown, but in his long lifetime he gave $530,000,000 to individuals and institutions and even more to his own family. The new-minted dimes and nickels he gave away were stuffed into his trousers pockets every morning by his valet, $5 a day. Bestowing them, he always admonished: "Save!" Billionaire Rockefeller retained at his death only $26,410,838, almost entirely in easily convertible corporate and government securities, including only one sentimental share of Standard Oil Company of California and just about enough U. S. Treasury notes to pay his last taxes; $4,385,000 to New York State; $12,245,00 to the U. S. Treasury. Heroically single-minded, he showed no attachment to the things money can buy. He sold his New Jersey and Florida estates to his son for good cash prices, retained only $179,971 worth of miscellaneous property, Samples: $150 worth of lawn furniture, a $45 gold watch, a dozen cocktail glasses ($6), a dozen champagne tumblers ($30) an incom plete 'set of china ($600). In 97 years Rockefeller accumulated very little to which his heirs assigned no value But they wrote off 27,733 shares o: played-out Mount Powell Mine: (Montana), $922.49 deposited in clos ed banks, six gold-plated collai buttons. MXTK TO NORM HICE—Please do not play Krxlrir Murch at one theatre and Hedy I^amarr at the- other;-it i-riiiae.s too rnui'h domestiee dif- ffn.-nce of opinion as. to whirh show shall be at- Uudid. » »• • Tin; AndiTion boy*, Holinan and Everett, had a had case of nt-rves, last week . . . they found their ceiling jiggling around, and their light fixtures having St. Vilus dance . . . there was a dance going on upstairs, and the boys and girls were really stepping out. Now all fancy steps have been banned during dances in the upstairs hall. * * * Koy Me Million is a candid camera fan ./. , Jirn Chubb has also become interested in the subject. The two of them got together one evening, recently, and talked candid camera. They talked it ov'.-r until the James drug store closed, then Roy and Jim got out a tripod, proceeded to take 17 pictures, after carefully examining things from all angles, taking measurements, etc. They had one more film left, and in a hurry took a picture of the prescription counter. The 01ms came back, 17 weie no good. One was satisfactory—it was the [uoscription counter. « * « The C'liribtuuis M-a-son has its terror* for Ralph Nfiedke. The KiwanU and Rotary dubs have begun their annual Ringing of "Jingle Bells," and tap aji accompaniment on the sides of the hotel glasses, with their knives and forks. « # * Fumouft Lat>t Line—Why da I have to have i>o uuuiy girl friends, just before Cbri*tana«¥ F. D. R. ADDRESSES "YOU UNDERGRADUATES CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina As Chairman of the University o North Carolina's non-partisan un dcrRraduute Carolina Political Union. 20-year-old Voit Gilmore worked hard all summer to get the foremost U. S. political orator of the age to address his group. He fired a constant barrage of telegrams and letters at White House Secretary Marvin Mclntyre. even drove up to Washington in October. Finally rewarded last week, he drove to the railroad station with North Carolina's Governor Hoey to welcome the President of the United States. After becoming an LL. D. (for the 16th time >, Franklin Roosevelt made a speech in which he invoked the shade of Theodore Roosevelt as a fighting "liberal", exhorted U. S. youth to *"go places" for Democracy. Said he: "You undergraduates who see me for the first tim« have read your newspapers and heard on the air that I am, at the very least, an ogre—a consorter with communists. a. destroyer of the rich, a breaker of our ancient traditions. You think of me perhaps as the inventor of the economic royalist, of the wicked utilities, of the money changers of the temple. You have heard for six years that I was about to plunge the nation into war; that you and your little brothers would be sent to the bloody fields of battle in Europe; that I was driving the nation into bankruptcy, and that I breakfasted In upplng his friend and doctor to ucceed the Navy's retired Surgeon General Perceval Rossiter, Frankin Roosevelt promoted an able, modest eye-ear-nose- and-throat nan. Far from loafing in his White louse nook, Dr. Mclntlre has worked daily at the Naval Hospital in Washington, lectured regularly at he U. S. Naval medical school. WILL IT BE Mil. KCKES' EXIT? WASHINGTON:) Secretary of In- ^rior Harold L. Ickes last week told nterviewers in Washington that he was "one of the few men around lere who is not a candidate for President" But when his interviewers asked bun about running for mayor of Chicago, Mr. Ickes said: "That is my conception of a good idea." For three weeUb a procession ot delegations and petitions from Chicago have been pouring in on Secretary IcKes to urge him to run for mayor in opposition to Chicago's famed Nash-Kelly machine; and from Mr. Ickes' PWA the city has received $60,000,000 for a new sewer system, $8,000,000 (last wee to for housing, and $18,000,000 for a dub way. But there are many reasons why Harold Ickes, after genuinely enjoying the compliment, would prob- ubly turn down the offer of Chicago's mayoralty: He is 64, just happily remarried. Being a reform mayor in a place like Chicago is grueling work, and the stage would he small and local compared to the Department of Interior and PWA. (Jetting the nomination in Febru- primary might not be easy, either. State's Attorney Tom Courtney, able and fearless, is burning to be the Nash-Kelly smasher. Everything seemed to depend on the New Deal's desires in the matter, and some surprising deal was been in the making when Tom Courtney visited Harold Ickes in Washington last week. <»NATIONAL ELEPHANTS IN PARTY SPLIT WASHINGTON: When the'Re- publican National Committee met in Washington last week, It was Trappers Attention • BRING IN YOUR FDR AND GET FULL MARKET VALUE If you have a large catch, phone us and we will have our man call on you. Joe Greenberg 24th year of fur buying In Kouuth County Phone 118 i 47-tf Let Us Winter - Proof YOUR Car NOW! Winter driving puts a terrific strain on your car. The motor and chassis must be winter- conditioned ... summer lubricants must be replaced with winter lubricants .. the battery and Ignition must 'be checked. Do it today—at Meyer's and steer clear of danger. 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