The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 11, 1934 · Page 2
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, January 11, 1934
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The Algona Upper Des Moines, Algona, Iowa, Jan. 11,1934 f$e Algona 9 North Dodge Street HAOOARD A WAUlBR, M Second Class matter At the postofflee at Algona, Iowa, under act of Congress at March 3, J879. __ _ Issued Weekly. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN KO8STJTH CO.: One Tear, in Advance ............................ $2 00 ttx Months, jn Advance ............................ 1.23 Three Months, In Advance ......................... 60 Subscriptions Outside County, $2.50 per year, strictly In advance. Subscriptions Payable In Advance. DISPLAY ADVERTISING, 30c PER INCH _ Composlton ,5 cents per Inch extra. "let the people know the trath and the country to •afe."—Abraham Lincoln. INDEPENDENT VOTERS INCREASE U is gratifying to observe that the general public, Including both the younger voters, and a majority of the older ones, ore adoptng an open mind with regard to political offices, and candidates seeking them. Where party affiliation a few years back meant voting for the party candidates, irregardless of qualifications most citizens today are considering the ability of the men, their intentions If elected, and their general fitness for the jobs which they seek. When independent voting becomes an accepted thing by three-fourths of the public, both parties will be forced to clean out unpleasant elements within their organizations, and to offer the public the best men available. When this occurs, the attitude held by many that public officials can hardly be expected to be free of graft and corruption, and that politics is "a dirty mess/ 1 will disappear, and a greater satisfaction In public officials will take its place. ODD THINGS AND NEW—By Lame Bode WAS IT DELIBERATE OR OTHERWISE, BOTST Cur esteemed neighbor to the east, The Mason City Globe-Gazette, with whom we have enjoyed many dealings, deserves a soft rebuke for Its headline In the city edition of January 4, entitled "RECOVERY DEFICIT NINE BILLIONS" in referring to the president's talk on the U. S. debt. Now as a matter of fact, the headline plainly says that the recovery dendt IS nine billions, whereas the story under the headline says "Presdent Roosevelt frankly reported to congress today a prospective nliw billion dollar recovery deficit for the next two years." There is some difference between an Implied nine billion deficit since March first and the assertion that it will be nine billion at the end of two more years of recovery. If the money Is not loosely spent, the bill will be cheerfully paid. Also, a subheRd in the same issue, says "Would Continue Federal Pay Cut" Whereas the news story says the president recommended restoration of one third of the 15 per cent federal pay cut, which means an upping of federal salaries by five per cent, not a continued pay cut. There may be many ways In which newspapers do not see eye to eye with the nation's leader, but samples like the above will certainly lead to an absolute misleading of the general public. After all, the war Is not between Democrats and Republicans, but the United States of America vs. the Forces of Depression. odds and ends THE STUPIDITY OF WAR European powers are feverishly preparing for war, and ministers and military chieftains are frankly estimating that It will break out In from two to four years, declares William Hillman, chief of the London Bureau of Universal News Service, In a series of articles, "War Over Europe," which have been running In many newspapers. And the question of war Is definitely up to the young men. He can give ears to the fogies who say that because we've always had war, we shall always have war. Or he can point out that the same type of reactionary once said the same thing about human sacrifice—about dueling—about witch burning—about slavery—and about a thousand and one obsolete savageries. What a senseless and futile thing war Is. What a brutally Insane orgy of witless killing. It's murder if one man does it, and heroism If a thousand do. After war arrives there is nothing to do but fight; but before war arrives Is the time to stir public sentiment to such a point that a few irrasping leaders, or pin-headed military men, cannot plunge humanity Into a maelstrom of blood. The last war cost 10,000,000 lives. How many would the next war cost? Who won the World War? Who won the California Earthquake? The World War bankrupted the world at a cost of 333 billion dollars. It was the major cause of the depression. Seventy-five cents out of every federal tax dollar goes for wars, past, present or future. One thing Is certain—If we don't crush war, war will crush us. THEY SUPPRESSED THIS NEWS May those business men of Chicago, sailing under the title of "newspaper men," receive the unyielding •corn of the craft for their part In the Chicago "news •oppression" scandal, which allowed ameblc dysentery, a serious and often fatal disease, to be spread to all parts of the country, and perhaps the world. After the Worlds Fair closed, the news leaked out that a large Chicago hotel was found to have in its employ 11 persons capable of transmitting this disease without contracting it themselves. The Investigation was made when IS active cases were found. Two other restaurants were also found to have Infected employees. News of this outbreak was purposely withheld until the Fair closed, lest it hurt attendance. In the meantime, the disease has been reported from all sections of the United States, and a score of deaths have resulted, with more possible, as the disease may lie dormant for weeks. Newspaper? should carry the news. When the Chicago papers withheld this news and press associations deliberately kept It off their wires, they sacrificed some cf the fine Ideals of the newspaper business for a few do'lars—and the nation as a whole suffers, inasmuch as outbreaks from 2C cities have been reported. Prompt publication of the facU 1 in the case would have warned Worlds Ftiir vbitors back home, and enabled medical science to make information public at once which would huve counteracted the disease. "Fuzz" Roblnault gets our nomination for The Man of the Hour . . . "Fuzz" now ha* his breakfast served In bed, we understand, so that he will be able to conserve energy for the bowling league. • • • What a mistake the court house boys have been making ... all this time they thought they were working: in the court house, but the new city directory, accord- Ing to the lltohgraphed map which was manufactured at Port Dodge, shows the court house on the hotel corner, and the city hall where the court house was thought to be standing. W. G. Bourne asked our Question ana Answer department how soon the newspapers would start printing the income of business men so that bill collectors would have somewhere else to go besides the farmers who Jinve retelred corn loans . . . that mlpht be a good outlet for the surplus of red Ink in the country. * • • And, as the automobiles went gaily sliding and slipping about on the glassy pavement last Thursday, we wore prone to sit back and sny to ourselves with a cheery smile, as fenders were smashed, and wheels broken off, "Misery Joves company." * • * One of our spies caught Charley Lehman with his hands covered with grease the other day . . . our suspicions were verified, however, as Charley had only been shaking hands with a garage mechanic. Simile—As satisfied as Cliff Franc after eating two dozen raw oysters. Our secretary of agriculture deviated from his favorite subjects of corn-hogs-farrns long enough to declare that football Is a racket . . . and boy, how he has been getting it In the neck ever since . . . now as a matter of fact we're all for football ... we like it; we hope it continues . . . but It Is something of a racket . . . why get mad at having Wallace label it as it is ... and the public's dfelre for winning teams Is responsible for making it this very racket ... we prefer to Interpret Wallaces remarks as meaning that the "racket" angle is the tickets selling athletic recruiting, publicity ballyhoo, All- Amerlcan selection, and money-making angles of the game ... it in no way detracts from the fact that eleven American young men, filled with the life and con- batlve spirit of youth, can meet eleven other young r:en in an athletic contest, and satisfy themselves and the spectators In a little good, clean fun ... H Is only when defeated schools have a group of alumni who demand victory at any cost, that the "racket" angle enters into football. Definition of bravery—local restaurant which placed "bird's nest pudding" on the menu as a dessert Swea Cityans are familiar with the direct, get-to- the point style of writing offered by Ray Sperbeck, editor of the Swea City Herald ... In a letter to this office we will take the liberty of quoting his last paragraph—"Nevertheless, I still think a younger person should not pass up a little plain and fancy hell-raising at times, Just to see what makes the world tick"— but Ray says he and Mrs. Sperbeck are looking forward to their annuual summer hobby of gardening . . . well, Ray, if you Iwsr of our incarceration In the Kossuth county bastl'e for following your advice, you'll know that yew .'.tatement has been taken literally ... we wonder what Phat's Phun down at LuVerne has to say about "plain and fancy hell-raising?" Our nomination for the featherweight title of North Dodge street—Will F. Brown, manager of the Peterson Studio. Famous last lino—WIT you loan me your carT J SMALLPOX SCOURGE- HAD to, 000,000 ca^ DEATHS MOM SMALLPOX IN THE EIGHTEENTH C6NTURV. OP 8LOOO- THE HORNED TOAD SHEDS TEAM OP BLOOD, CAUSED WHEN DISTURBED BY A RUSH OP BLOOD TO THE HEAD, < GESTINjGTME EYELIDS AND CAUSING BLOOD TO ISSUE. -SOIL AGE- 4OO YEARS ARE REQUIRED TO NATURAL LY BUILD ONE INCH Of GOOD TOP-SOIL. The C. B. Moore family spent Sim- day at the Ellis Jain home. Dr. W. T. PeteM was at Rochester, Minn., several days last week. Walter Banna spent his vacation here with his mothjer, Mrs. Maude Hanna. Mr. and Mrs. Sever Pannkuk and here at the home of their son, B. H. i Pannkuk. Mrs. M. J. Ryerson entertained the Birthday Circle at her home last Thursday. Mrs. C. S. Coffin entertained the sewing circle at her home Thursday hfternoon. Miss Lydla Mansmlth spent last week with her sister, Mrs. Phillip Puffer at Corwith. The Auxiliary ladles are quilting a quilt. Anyone who likes to quilt will be welcome to help. Phyllis, Floris and Roger Gibbons of Fenton spent Saturday afternoon at the C. S. Coffin home. A Joint county meeting of the Legion and Auxiliary will be held at the Legion hall January 18th. this week Thursday after»oon. eryorws is invited to attend. Miss Alice comp of Wlnterset Is visiting this week at tlw BWM o*J Mr uncle and aunt, Mr. and MM. Harvey Steven and fa»fly north of town. The Sexton choir began practicing: their song* for the music festival to be- given some time In February. Maurine Hansen of Wesley will play the piano. Mrs. Sarah Wise, daughter, Nefl aad granddaughter, Yvonne Stratton, were ". _ . *_«*_. A. At. A. t*>MV«« ***' Should Pass the Old Age Pension Law The special session of the Iowa legislature has before it a bill for the protection of the aged. This bill Is sponsored by Senators Frailey and Kimberly and Representative Donlon, and calls for a pension of $40.00 per month for those who have reached the age of 65 and have lived in the state five years. Tills bill went on the calendar In the in Kossuth county. Iowa Senate Friday, January 5th, with ! carl w. Pearson, the recommendation that it be passed. with some baseball league club. He Is a good player and as any Lotts Creeker will tell you. • * * The Icy sldewafks were a detriment to one hip flask toter. He broke a flask by sliding on something besides his feet. He prays never to land on his right side. Political Pot Begins to Boil and Bubble Swea City Herald: Politics woke up bright and early New Year's morning deputy county treasurer, resigned and it is understood - Miss Mary Harris spent Friday and Saturday with her mother, Mrs. May Harris and sister, Marie. Mr. and Mrs. Howard Lowman and family, west of Sexton, spent Sunday at the Sankey home near Algona. A large number of Sexton folks attended the show of "Little Women" at the Call Theatre In Algona last week Friday evening. Mrs. Drusilla Noble visited the past week at Woden at the home of her daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Hinders and family. Miss Yvonne Stratton of near Brltt has been visiting since last week Friday at the home of her grandmother, family. Mrs. Edward Hammond and twe* daughters, Marjorie and Artene of fiwea City visited Friday evening ana Saturday with her mother, Mrs. Sarah Wise and family. Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd H. Steven and little son, Harvey Duane of Burt, visited Monday at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Steven and family north of town. Richard and Lois Miller returned home last week Monday evening fcjr train after a week's visit at the hom» of their sister, Mr. and Mm Philip. Thornton of Sioux City. Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Greenfield and Edith, and Mrs. James Brophy helped enjoy an oyster supper at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. O.Taylor and: family last week Friday evening. Walter Aman is attending business college at Mason Olty. He entered a week ago Tuesday. Walter spent the Week end at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Aman. He returned to Mason City Sunday evening; em the train. Mr. and Mrs. Harwy Steven and two. tons, Wilbur and Everett, drove to> Wlnterset last week Sunday and visited over New Year's day with Mrs. Stevens' sister, Mr. and Mrs. Will Comp. and family. Mrs, Stevens' father, John Wermersen, is spending the winter with Mrs. Comp, his daughter. The Btevene. returned home Tuesday evening. LISTEN. The new bronze CORYELI* —70— winter gasoline—at Low Prices— performs like the most expensive gaso- lines. High-test, high anti-knock, and |—boy I—how it snaps Into action on. Mrs. Sarah Wise and family. , Mrs. Arthur Greenfield is entertain- cold mornings. Use CORYELL always. Ing the Sexton Ladles' Aid at her home I * WttttCKKKKKSSX®^^ Ohio which has recently passed an - ne ^11 be a candidate for the renubll- old age pension bill, is the 26th state .can nomination for treasurer In the to provide such legislation for their nged people. Nearly all the states surrounding Iowa have already passed such a bill: Minnesota, Wisconsin, Missouri and Nebraska; and Illinois now has a similar bill before Its legislature. California and Montana both report that this way of taking care of their aged people Is cheaper and more satisfactory than any other method. Franklin D. Roosevelt, when governor of Wew York, signed an old age pension bill for that state, and in one of his speeches made the following statement: "From time to time I have ad- •ocated the enactment of old age pen- Ion legislation. As you are aware, I nm in favor of the principle of old age pensions, I have followed with interest nn« £rMlfle»Uon Ota adoption at ttotot tjpe of legislation by an Increasing number of states." A few days ago, In talking over the radio, Mrs. Roosevelt also strongly advocated the pensioning of old people. A part of the Democratic National platform reads: "We advocate an old ego insurance under state laws." June primary this year. He will be succeeded as deputy treasurer by Elliott Kulander of Swea City. Harley Bartlett Is out as second deputy in the county auditor's office, and will be succeeded by Leo Immerfall of Wesley. There Istalk that Bartlett will run for county recorder this year. There Is also strong talk that Con- ,labJe W. H. Rlcklefs of Titonka will •un for sheriff. It Is understood the present coun- y officers, all of whom are serving first terms, will be candidates for re- •lectlon. "Dick Lacks Political Acumen Ray Sperbeck in Swea City Herald: One feels Instinctively Senator L. J. Dickinson lacks political acumen when he attacks the administration at this time for its seemingly profligate use of public funds, ff the temper of the people is sensed correctly, they are willing to go quite a distance yet with Roosevelt Moreover, It is difficult to forget we got into this mess during a long republican regime, and we had to wait till the democrats came a!on>; before a determined effort was made to gtt us out. The Man About Town Says AT THE STATE CAPITAL THIS WEEK By Hep. A. H. Bonnstetter In this letter I shall briefly discu;s the status of some of the bills In which the general Interest of the state Is quite apparent. However, the Tax Revision and Liquor Control bills will not be Included in the di&cu&slon because the magnitude of these measures require more space than ordinarily taken by letters. Hence. I shall attempt to give my view.s on Tux Revision und Liquor Con'rol in separate articles after t' huve beta di.-poied of by the House. Butter Bill Senate Pile No. 85 lia.s for its pur- post', the encouragement of butter with a higher standard of excellency • ml qualrv. a murt; iiniinnn butter market, a higher market value for the t-i. ' :i!.!inii..( n;iV'.l in the state, and to insure a more healthful product for consumption at home and abroad. The above mentioned section i.s the .sam^ as enacu-d into la* p in I'jl-i. It, h'nv- ever, provides fi.r!:.rr that the own- er>irp of the trad, mark be tran.-.fer- ferred from the slate to an a.-iociauoii made up of ail trade mark creameries to as ID early out the purpu.ii.- of the present law. I 1 was found, aft r s° v- eral attempts to get the Iowa brand trade mark rei/istered that the oifioe at Washington Insisted that a copyright could be grauivd only to a p-.-r- soii o<- ner.sun.s, and n t to a stale. This bill carries out the original intent of the law and nr ars much T o a number of creameries of both Kossuth and Palo Alto counties. Tht above niea-:- ure passed the Senate November 23rd, by a vote of 44 t3 0. It was amended and passed the House December 29th by a vote of 89 to 9. If the Senate concurs in the House amendment and the goveruor signs it, Uie creameries interested in a quality program will have the protection they desire. ! Koad Poll Tax Bill I House Pile No. 56 Ls the bill which provides for a refund on road poll tax- fs. In the 45th regular session a measure was enacted into law which reduced the poll ta.x from $4.00 to $3.00 und further provided that the men .subject to the tax could care lor tame with labor on roads. Shortly after January 1st, 1933, and prior to the (iiactment of the above mentioned law thi a.sse-.M,is had collected the rei?ular $400 poll tax from quite a number of •i i n Tlio-i u'l.o were not bo prompt with payment got the benefit of the law. H!-IIC. : they paid $3.00. This measure endeavors to refund the $100 to all who paid $400. The bill pa-sed the H'ais November 18th bv a vote of 81 to 0. Tile Senate received it November •-">'•. an i apparently no action has bten taken on it iince that time. i In connection with House Pile No. 58 I might mention House Pile No. 74. This bill nduced poll tax to $2.00 or two days labor. An attempt was made to strike the labor provision. This would have given the ptople of Iowa ; a $200 cash poll tax but the amendment failed. The bill pa.ssed the House November .27th in its original form by . a vote of 91 to 10. However, ic /ailed I ;o pass the Keniitc- December 29th by I a vole, of 21 to 21. Telephone Bill Senate Pile No. 24 is the bill which requires telephone companies to fur| nish equal service and facilties to each o'l:er without discrimination. This measure is very important in some localities. It was vigorously opposed by a few members in the St-nate and j House. Tlit- bill parsed the Senate on December 6th, by a vote of 39 to 8 and it passed the House December 28th, by a vote of 92 to 5 anJ wns signed by the governor December 30th. H'.nce it Is now a law. H^use File No. 160 ts the motor vehicle license reduction blH This m"ii. -ure parsed 'he H'IUV; December 9'h bv a vot' of 96 :o 0. and was received in the Senate and i-f^rr'-d to the motor vehicl's committee the same day. Atip.irently sin"'- that time nn action ha.s been taken. Ther? is a great dei mar d for r> lief a!oni» this line and ! HOU.-.T; members are ureinc the Senate i to take action. It i.s being rumored ;hat the s!at<- highway enginftr is opposing legislation of this nature and tl.i.s miiv contribute to the delay in lh,.- Senate. "Uon't Take Half a Day" There are a number of other bills that I would like to call to your attention but space do;s not permit. Therefore, I -sha!! close with a little verse that wa-s placed on the desk of every member and suggested ai a New Year's resolution. When you have a thing to say. fciay H, don't take half a day. When the thing has little in it, Jam the whole thing in a minute. Don't you fill an eight-page paper With a thins} which, at a pinch, Could b<- cornered in an inch. Boi! it down until it simmers, Polish it tntil it glimmers. When you have a thng tt> say. Say it. don't take half a day." I itC'l tins verse is very appropriate. j Each day we sulfur through the agony ' of hearing short stories told in a long way ajid if thU could be eliminated we would adjourn in a wevk. Sincerely, A. H. Boruv.tttU.-r. Although he dcera't look It Frank Shifts admits he is overworked. He complains that he has not had time for a rest at meal hours because Clarence and the shoe shiner accuse him ol pushing all the work onto them. Clarence hasn't reported his side of the complaint. • • • Ping pong (till bai Its place in life. Irene Dalziel has been making regular trips to a farm near Burt. Even with a gentleman friend around the hours were long and dull until Irene took a ping pong set with her. Now the tini- i- so inter.sting she only wishes the could stay longer. CWA headquarters are looking for a married man In Algona who has not a Job. It is believed that all men are now working. Isn't that a proud record? * • • Fates or what have yon frustrated nUemp'.s at Hooding Athl'tic Park for Ice skating. A good drainage system carries the vater away as fast as It can be put on. Where Is the sewer when water and mud form a playing field for football in the fall? • * • Algona Is to Tose the sectional basketball tournament this year. A Community club with lots of life could help to bring hundreds of people to town by this means. • * • If you were in the south part of town a few nights arro '»nd heard a woman scream, just forget ob'ut it. It was a part of Alcona's night life and must be overiooked. • • • There seems no limit for the faults of women. Bob Wi'liam.s plays guard on the town basketball team. He tri'd hard to have four fouls callr-d on him 60 that he c'Uld be removed from the game. In the third quarter he was ieli r veil by a substitute and went lin- mediatflv tn the showers. He had a "date 1 waiting for him. Bob wa-s nowhere to be found when needed in the final quarter. County Clerk McEvov should advertise his wares. A budding romance at the Gr<-e;i i.iintern Sunday nlirht might have tx'en culminated if the young party had known the small cost of a marriage license. When morning came the participants were not in the mcod Mrs. Frances Carman Dies; Funeral Saturday Mrs. Frances Carman died of cancer at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Henry Elscheld on December 21, at the age of 87 years, 11 months and 21 days. Funeral services were held Saturday, December 23, at Uie Catholic church at Wesley and interment was made at Wesley. Mrs. Carman was born in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, and came to Iowa in 1879. In June 6, 1880, she was married to August Carman, who proceeded her in death two years ago. Eight children survive Mrs. Oarman. They are: Richard of Wesley, August of Wesley, Mrs. Prances Welg, of Aberdeen, South Dakota, Isadore of Sykeston, North Dakota, Mrs. Anna Spangler of Lake Park, Iowa, William of Saskatchwan, Canada, Mrs. Delia Schlmmil of Blue Earth and Mrs. Agnes Eischeld of Algona. All but ludore and William were present at the funeral services. DRU LITTLe Why not have the best dry cleaning and be absolutely satisfied? It costs so little more, but gives so much more satisfaction, that It will pay you in the end. ELK CLEANERS 25 years of scr ce In 25 towns. Phone 330. We deliver. i oeoaxa^^ fWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWIi vwvwvwuwwvwwt Foster's A little red-headed IriJi las& has hud her eye on Oeorite Scott latflv and the post office employees can take it from here. • • • Shorty Wittkopf of the Coffee P<* iiai. plaiiiitd a spring training trip of Furniture and Rugs \Vo are giving you the advantage of ,, u .l<,a<l shipments-Carload Discounts anil osuewii ,y Low Overhead costs of operating. You will not find as com- I ow '>" yw '" this part "' tlle statl! *° selcct * rom a " d at such We ask you first shop around, then come in and see what you can save. Newly Weds You will be surprised how reasonably you can furnish your home with Furniture that will last . Small payment will hold goods for later delivery. Foster's Furniture Co. MW * MW +^^

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