Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on March 12, 1931 · Page 4
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"PAGE FOUR •••M till) <£jcwntt} A Weekly Newspaper Fotuiled In IfOJ, AS SECOND CLASS MATTEH December 31, 190S, at the Postofflce at Al- Utoaa, Iowa, under the act of March 2, 1879. WE YELL FOB REFORM, HUT WHEN IT IS OFFERER WE UKKUSK IT Commenting In the last Armstrong Journal on the legislative situation, Representative Helgason, of Emmet county, said: Tlio assessor bill 1ms passed (lie Sonalc, lint T doirlif very nuicli (lint II will pass din House. Also commenting, the last Issue oC Plain Talk, DCS Moincs, said: The objection lo the assessor bill strikes close to tlie political fortunes of practically every member of the House, because It would do a-way •with 1C to 24 assessors In the various counties of the state [40 In Kossiltli]. These assessors arc powerful In political circles In their comities, and they have been able In previous Assemblies to put a quietus on. bills that would have put most of them out of business. The Advance will not dispute motives with ^Representative Helgason oC any other legislator •who is preparing to vote against the assessor fblll. Our readers know human nature as well us "we do, they know legislators are only human. ipartlcularly so when a case like this arises, and fthey can draw their own conclusions. It takes political courage and statesmanship. in a legislative body, to buck local constituents with interests to maintain, and not many legislators have the required Intestinal fortitude. It lakes some of the same thing, believe us. for •country newspapers to stand for the right, as ty of $124,505, or 11% of Its total tax bill which was $1,132,511. This sum of money Is equivalent to: Twenty five per cent of Its district school fax which was $41)4,855. Fifty 'one per cent of Its county ronil tnx which wns $242,187. Nine hundred nnd sixty seven per cent of Its city lux which wns 812,878. One hundred and seventy one per cent of Its ffcnenil county tax wlilcli wns $72,881. The total general state tax was $10,134,375. This is equal to: 0.15 of totnl Direct flcneral Property Tnx wlilcli mis 9 110,754,021). • 2I.2S of district school tax which was $47,- of the county road tax which was $lfi, of city tnx which was $15,117,OR5. of general county tax which wns'$5,- of county court tnx which was $1, of Its poor tax which was $3,717,004. The Colyum Let's Not Be Too D—d Serious 03.12 05(1,7 7 it. 117.04 175.K2 770,550. 715.07 410,07!!. .'!72.$<i The three last named items are $229,758 lew than state levy. The Iowa Farm Bureau Federation furthei points out that the income lux legislation proposed could bring little savings to tax-paying property in every other county in the state. Topics of the Times Xorth Iowa people read with mild wonder of the blizzard which swept the Chicago and southern Iowa areas last week-end. In this section we have had autumn weather all winter. Perhaps this bodes no good. It means drought, and I if it continues in the spring the fine weather we "they see it, and, again, not many editors dare flo It when there is opposition. Fear of the loss [ have had will not be recalled with pleasure. of a. few votes governs the action of many a legislator and fear of the loss of a few .subscribers that of many an editor. They will deny it In- A movement in the House to cut salaries of state employes was thrice voted down Monday. flignantly, of course, but everybody knows it is true. Ignorance also cuts a big figure. Few legislators and few editors have ever even so much j as read the title of a single work on government or economics. We are not sure that we blame either tlie legislators or the editors overmuch. They represent the public, ami the public is in the maes even more ignorant than they are. Besides, the ^public is careless and indifferent. Probably 90 per cent of the people who road more or loss (mainly loss) of tlie legislative news from Des The majority was probably justified. The list of salaries paid docs not look particularly formidable. Xobody could get rich on any salary paid by the state of Iowa from governor down, barring President Jessup's .?1S,000 stipend. Up to date the evidence in the university hearings has not revealed much of consequence. Surprisingly enough in view of the advance fanfare from Verne Marshall, President Jessup seems to be slowly fading out of the picture. A good guess at this moment is that the results of Moines do not take the trouble to formulate \ tne investigation will reflect doubtful credit on opinions. They look on with bovine intelligence and never think of taking a hand in what is going on till the taxes are due and it is too late. .'It is left to the men who are personally interested to fool them on the one hand and influence the legislators on the other. the instigator. Political predictions for 1332 are in order. Who will be the next president? The Advance will lay its bets on Hoover. This depression will be pretty well over by then and the country will no The Advance does not doubt that in the matter | longer be holding the president responsible for >of this assessor bill the members of the House ; something over which he had no control. "who vote against it will for the most part be 'supporting the views, such as they are, of their •constituents. The people have been misled, as they so often are when reform in their interest as attempted. The bogy of something new which 'they do not understand has been raised. It j shouted loudest for the McNary-Haugen bill and means nothing to them that the present assess-j like issues are too busy to think of the farmer. Jng method has been condemned by every au-1 It takes all their time to think up arguments You don't see much in Iowa papers any more about legislation intended to provide relief for the farmer. Up to two years ago you could read it by the wagonload, but now the editors who thority on taxation, for they never read the arguments of the authorities and could not understand them if they did. All they know is that they are afraid of anything not within their experience. Their legislators are for the most part no wiser than they are. and most of tho.se who flo know find it easier and more diplomatic poli- against giving the farmer a little relief at their own expense from his tax burden. Newspapers of the state which secretly oppose the income tax because it will tap their swollen coffers are playing up the "replacement" objection as if it were a matter of course that the leg- tically to stand with the crowd than go to the j islature would immediately increase appropria- trouble and run the risks that would be involved I lion* enough to absorb the receipts. Legislators •Jn an attempt to convince their people that a I who also oppose the tax must be looking on with new way would be better than the old. So many men of so many minds. .So many who •will fight to the last ditch to protect personal interests. So many who will pile the burden higher on others that they may go comparatively ttmrdenlesfi. So many who will wrong-headedly ibattle the very measures intended to help them, because they do not understand. So few who are •willing to put right above interest; to carry their lair share of the burdens; to fight for the relief of their un-understanding brethren; to be statesmen rather than small-bore politicians. So few, after nineteen hundred years, who are wise enough and brave enough to take to heart the .Sermon on the Mount. mingled feelings. The implication that they are not statesmen enough to refrain from undue spending is a doubtful compliment. Opinions of the Editors PUBLIC EXPEyniTUllKS CAXXOT HE CUT ENOUGH TO COUXT In the newspapers and In private conversation one hears a good deal about how taxation could te lightened by reduction of public expenditure. Mostly this argument is offered against adoption of an income tax law. It is urged that if there were a real effort to economize there would be no need of the income tax. It cannot be doubted that some economies in Btate government could be effected without injury to vital interests but so far as economies •which would reduce taxation are concerned there Is not much to be said for the argument. Contrary to popular opinion the state is not expending much money unwisely or much that under present-day conditions it can avoid spending. Newspapers and persons who suggest this argument never say where reductions could be •made. They also fail to allow for the fact that in the last 20 years during which taxation has steadily been increasing the cost of everything the state must buy to carry on its activities has doubled or tripled. Everyone knows, for example, that neither the state nor private persona •can hire labor at 1!)00 wages, and it is equally •true that all other costs have increased. It is unfair to compare the total of state expenditures in the days before the war with the present total and assume that the increase is due wholly "to increased appropriations. A large part of it IB caused by higher costs. Another thing not taken sufficiently into con- «Werution Is the change in popular ideas of the _£fiKkctiona of government. Nowadays we expect inuch more from the state than we did formerly. "This is especially true in the field of education. 'No lowan in his senses would consider a return to the state university of 40 years ago with its inadequate buildings and equipment and its attendance of fewer than 1,000 students. In fact nobody would be content with less than we now Slave. Vet we cannot have a great university land not spend a lot of money to maintain it. The same is true of local public expenditures, mid Algonians cannot fail to see it, for they have .lately been voting increased taxation. Our new swimming pool and our new schoolhouse satis- tied public demand or we would not voted for them. Our city administration is more costly .than it used to be because we demand more of '*he city. So with our county government. We cannot have the things we want of government "today unless we are willing to pay for them. IThls Is a fact which many of us forget when we •wax wroth over taxation. We damn the legislature, the supervisors, the city council, or the school board for high taxes and never think of It is Time for Jessup to Go. Iowa Falls Citizen—The university trouble is rapidly developing to a point where a general hou.socleaning is necessary. No matter what the formal verdict may be, the present regime has lost its usefulness. Legislators M'HI he Held Responsible. Spencer Reporter—If the men who were sent to the forty-fourth general assembly think they will not be held responsible for the work they do there, or do not do, they have another think coming. The voters were in earnest when they ast their ballots last November. Let the Cities Wait Their Turn. Red Oak Express—Perhaps cities and towns ihould receive a part of the road fund some day >ut that should not be until the bond issues are •etired. The one way to be sure that the bonds vill be paid off, that the cities and towns will lot get any of the primary road fund, and that a property tax will not be assessed, is'to support he state bond issue. Xot Dolling to Scratch Thompson. Sioux. City Journal — Decent republicans in hicago are turning away from "Big Bill" Thompson to support Anton Cermak, the demo- rat, for mayor. But that's not bolting a ticket. That's merely proving the quality of their citi- enship and patriotism. If 3fot Jessup, Then Some Other Goat. Gilmore City Enterprise—Strange that Mr. farshall's accusations were, for the most part, directed at President Jessup, while the evidence n now doesn't involve Mr. Jessup at all, but ndicates that a few laborers, for one reason >r other have a grudge against the university. Heat Thompson at AU Costs. Knoxville Journal—The renomination of Big Bill Thompson in Chicago is discouraging to all riends of good government and good morals everywhere. The only hope of decent citizens low is in defeating him at the polls. real culprits. The Advance takes no stock in the theory "that public expenditures can be reduced enough to count. The thing to do is to quit offering flimsy excuses to avoid tapping sources of public revenue now escaping their just share of the tax •burden. Inevitably we have got to face thib necessity and yield to it, if not now then not fai to the future. Either that or we shall face so- daliam or some form of sovletism in this country within the lifetime of the oncoming genera- •tlon. HOW THE TAX COMMISSION'S PLAN WOULD WOBK OUT The executive committee of the Iowa Farm .^Bureau Federation has announced the results o: «a exhaustive analysis of the tax situation in .Iowa as .made for that organization by tax ex- The report presents the goal set by th( resolution passed by the 43rd General As- •embly for tax revision, elimination of the mill •«ge levy for state purposes, etc. If this goal is reached it will mean, based on 4wxes levied in 1929 and collected in 1930, a sav 4*0; to the tax-paying property of Kossuth coun We Are Getting Ready for Good Times Again [H. A. Wallace in Wallaces' Farmer.] A country banker writes that six months ago he had nearly $700,000 lent to farmers, and now he has only about $200,000. The farmers in his neighborhood were benefited by very good weather this past year, with the result that most of them have paid off their notes and are being careful not to get into debt again. This indicates a tendency which is to be found over the entire country, except that in many places the ability to pay off the notes has not been present. The desire to get out of debt is becoming more and more intense. This desire, which is a very fine thing, unfortunately works to prolong the depression. The great mass of people in the cities who work for salaries and wages, and who still are getting the same amount of money they did a year ago, are scared by the talk of hard times and are not buying what they really can afford They either put their money in the bank 01 hide it. It is hard for men who are suffering from tht bitter results of unemployment, and for business men who are facing bankruptcy as a result o: shrinking inventories, to realize that about hal: of the people in the United States are better of: today than they were a year ago. These lucky people who have jobs at the same old salaries they have always been getting can buy more now than they did because the cost of living has dropped from 5 to 10 per cent. Many things are actually 30 per cent lower. Farmers occupy an in-between position, being markedly happier than the unemployed laborinj roan or the business man on the verge of bank ruptcy, tiut not in as good position as the bull of the salaried and wage-earning folks. When >f ear and start t these lucky lolk.s buy, prosperity wJU^begte. Goodness! How They Do Flatter Us Out In Cnllfornyl [Los Angeles Times.] "Who are Californians?" snorted an orator. "Some are native sons and the rest are from Iowa," shot back an auditor. Former lowans to the number of 125,000 gathered in Lincoln Park last Saturday. Any Stater going among them would insensibly come to the perception that they are of the material out of which persisting nations and institutions are built. The name, "Iowa," hns been hurled as a sneer at Southern California by. the jealousy of other sections. Southern California could do worse, lowans have clear eyes and hiisky bodies. They ire intelligent and strong. They are wholesome nnd hearty. They come from the 'yery heart of the republic. There are no Bolsheviks among- them. No Communtats were blatantly snorting treason ngainst Uncle Sam. No bewhiskered maniacs prating untried follies. They are the yeomen out of which the dough- loys came. They are slow to fight; but devastating in action. They have courage to burn, iml they are not afraid to burn it. They are the material which walls in the liberties of the country. They are the stock whence President Hoover sprang. They are Incorruptible. No Al Capones lave come from that State. They may "buy more and to raise more corn to fatten more hogs to make more money" to come to California; but hey are welcome additions to our population. All hall Iowa! —Relayed by N. G. B. Iteferrcd to Folks at Our House Vi\io Think Our Flivver Is Passe. [Some Guy in the Globe-Gazette.] Maurice Chevalier, when not engaged on the novie lot, likes to drive Mrs. Maurice Chevalier round town in the old family flivver. Someone said to him: "A man like you should not be seen in a Ford. What will people say?" itaurlce answered: "The public don't care what I ride in, so long is I make good in my work that they pay their 'iard-earned money to witness." Mr. Chevalier, it would appear, is as intelll- ;ent as he is charming. D ON MARQUIS [newspaper colyumlat], going abroad, conceived the idea of setting aside i hundred dollars to spend in learning how moking-room card-sharpers operated. He always had been curious about them. The first evening he strolled into the smok- ng-room. Sure enough he was asked to play. Upon his eager acceptance the stranger went iway and came back with two others and they at down. At the end of the evening Marquis was sixteen ollars ahead, having played at half a cent. This vas all true to form. The next night he was hirty-one, the third night twenty-eight. He watched slyly, and on the last evening was elightecl to hear the man who had organized he game suggest that, it being the last night, hey raise the stakes a little. "How about a cent nd a half?" "Sure," said Marquis eagerly. Now he would ee the dirty work. At the end of the evening, owever, he had won seventy-six dollars more. The next day'Mr. Marquis saw a lady nudge a ompanlon and nod toward him as they drew ito Cherbourg. "That," she whispered, "is the arc! sharp who cleaned Wallace out of eighty- hree dollars!" — WILLIAM FEATHER.' SOMEBODY SHOLD TELL Dewel, of the Alona Advance, that some of us are. disappointed iy his custom of dropping his editorial page vhenever the idea occurs to him. This turning o a page and finding it not might make some of is sore sometime.—Marshalltown T.-R. It wouldn't do any good to tell.him, Mr. Mos- rip, or to get sore either. A strangely perverse ;uy, Mr. Moscrip. Gets up at -4 a. m. and frit- ers away his time all day and till 10 p. m. Clever combs exchanges, never writes news, nev- r corrects copy, never reads proof, never writes eads, never bosses make-up, never works Sun- ays, never looks after the business end, never .oes nuthin', Mr. Moscrip. Some day he's going o get a job writing editorials for a daily and ommit suicide by working till 11 a. m. and then ;oing home for the rest of the day, Mr. Mos- rip. And, besides, the guy who gets the sorest vhen the editorial page is forced out doesn't live t Marshalltown, Mr. Moscrip. He lives at Alona! FOUR CORNERS CLUBWOMEN MAKE BASKETS Four Corners, Mar. 10—The M.-D. club met last Thursday afternoon with Lena Schnltz. Fifteen attended and roll call was answered with riddles. A paper, "A Reading from Edgar A. Guest," was given by Mrs. Ruble Walker. Several members finished weaving baskets which they had started at the previous meeting, an all-day meeting with Mrs. Carl Seip February 19. Some members ordered more reed for baskets nnd trays. Lunch was served by the hostess. The next meeting will-be March W with Mrs, Chester Robinson. Roll call will be- answered with Irish stories. A paper, "The Negro's Contribution to Music," will be given by Mrs. Pearl Potter. Mrs. John Rich and Mrs. William Drayton drove to Lakota last ween Tuesday in the former's car to attend d county meeting of the Federation of M. and D. clubs. Mrs. Rich is president of the Four Corner club. Play Is Given nt P.-T.-A.— The Parent-Teachers association of Union No. 7 met Friday evening with Mrs. Walter Geilenfeld. The program opened with America. A play, "Cats, Cheese, and the Monkey," wns given by Esther, Alice, and Dorothy Geilenfeld; a recitation by De Lores Geilenfeld; play, "Two Holes In the Door," by Esther, Alice, and De Lores Geilenfeld; a reading Ella Boettcher; reading Alice Geilenfeld; and the program closed with a song, "Betty's Heart's Happy" by the school. Lunch of sandwiches, cake, and Ice cream was served. The next meeting will be held all-day at the schoolhouse for the final meeting of .the year. Mary lUch Still In Hospital- Mr, and Mrs. Phillip Baker, of St. Cloud, Minn., Mrs. Edith Rich, Loretta Walker, Robert Walker, and Betty and Edward, children of the Edward Riches, spent last week Tuesday at the Archie AValker home. Mrs. Baker and Mrs. Edith Rich are sisters. Loretta AValker is still stay- Ing at the letter's home helping care ftfr the Edward Rich children, while 'their mother stays with ' another daughter, Mary Joyce, who has been at the Kossuth 'hospital since January with a broken leg as the result of being hit by an automobile. wins Celebrate Birthday— Mr. and Mrs. Arie Dittmer, of lear Burt, Edmund Larson, and Hazel Mitchell spent aweek ago Sun- lay . at the Etna Mitchell home to lelp celebrate the birthdays of Mrs. Dittmer and Mrs. Quinten Bjustrom vhlch came February 20. Mrs. Dittner and Mrs.' Bjustrom are twins, ormerly Maxine and Irene Mitchell. Vlg'onians Entertain— air. and Mrs. John Rich enter- ained p* their home Friday eve- ilng, the AVilliam Riches, the Jack ..ights, the William Dray tons,'Mrs. Mith Rich, Loretta Walker, and Robert Walker. Music by Mr. and Airs. George Lee, Algona, and a nephew of the latter and singing Burnished entertainment for most of he evening. Lunch was served. Shower Honors New Brldt— A miscellaneous shower was given ast week Thursday at the home of Mrs. D. C. Gardner in honor of Mrs. Quinten Bjustrom, formerly Irene Mitchell. After the many gifts were .inwrapi>ed by the bride, , a tray unch was served. Thanks a lot, Charlotte, for a Fine Touch of Sentiment. [S. C. Journal's Book Chatterer.] What music would you have ringing in your ars, if the sound was to be the last you would lear on earth? . . . The question brings to my yes a picture: it's war time and I'm In a great hautauqua tent out in Montana. The orchestra eader is standing on a chair which raises him above the musicians and the audience. He has a aaton in his hand, "Our next song," he says luietly, "was played only a few days ago by a Canadian army band on a sinking ship. The boat vent down with flags flying and the men shout- ng the chorus." He raises his baton and the orchestra begins, There's a Long, Long Trail a'- Vinding. The crowd gets to Ite feet and sings, and tears are streaming down the faces of people all around me. I put my hand to my cheek and find that It is wet, though I didn't know hat I'd been crying ... In Other Words, Folks, the Guy Who Suld That AVas No Gent. [Ad In Eldora Herald.] Ve had a very low price on P & G soap last Saturday, a certain customer was told In another store that our soap was a small size bar. I lon't like that, because in the first place it isn't nice and in the second place it Is a dam lie. Whatever Proctor & Gamble might do for a big chain gang, I am far too small a bird for them o make a special bar for me. They don't know I am on earth, besides our customer bought one of those big bars and we compared them, there was no difference. I AM FIRMLY OPPOSED to the government mtering into any business the major purpose of which is competition with our citizens. — From President Hoover's message vetoing the Muscle Shoals bill. Aha—this must mean Uncle Sam is going out of the business of printing envelopes in compe tition with country printehops! — Jawn W. Carey. Don't you fool yourself, Jawn. Printing envelopes Isn't business, country printers are not citizens, and it isn't competition anyhow. Quit kidding our Uncle Sam, Printer, Jawn. Hoy! Roy I Please Do Not Pain Bro. Phil With Such "Grammer"! [Jarney's Own Column.] Mr. Phillip G. Jarnagin, of the Spencer News Herald, informs us that we were all wrong abou that being Col. Lindbergh who flew over Peter son a week ago Sunday morning and that it was Commander Eckener instead. He thinks we don' know who Eckener is, but we do, and we know from the type of machine he was flying that th unknown airoist was not him. Well, it must b_ remembered that we didn't say for sure it was Lindbergh; we only said it might have been him UNLESS THERE IS a vehement protes against this latest nuisance tax [theaters], the mendaclousness of our assembly at Des Moines will assert itself in a manner which will irritate countless thousands every time they set out for a few hours of recreation.—Clipped from Darn- fino. Demonstrating the vast profundity of editor ial Malaprops who presume to pass on tax quee tlons —ALIEN. Other Four Corners. The Pat Leonards moved the 'ormer part of last week to a farm lear Lone Rock. Mr. and Mrs, Plum and their five children, of icar Lu Verne, moved to a farm vacated by the Leonards. Much re- mir work is being done to the lat- '.er house. Evelyn Nickerson has been at the Lewis Lowman Jr., home since last week Tuesday doing the work and caring for Mrs. Lowman and the atter's children, who Tiave been ill with sore throats. The former is a sister of Mrs. Lowman Jr. There was no school at Union No. 7, better known as the Arthur Cruikshank school, lost week Monday and Tuesday. Mrs. Edward Genrich, teacher, took a two-day va. nation. There was no school at the Union Vo. 6, the I>. C, Gardner school, ast week because of illness of the ':eacher, Mrs. Quinten Bjustrom. B. F. Crose Returns. B. F. Crose arrived Saturday from Washington, I). C., and will spend tlie summer here. He says the Dickinsons expect to come- home May 1 or thereabouts. SWEAC CELEBF WEDD ATE ON NG DATE Swea City, Mar. 10—John Peterson's observed their 40th wedding anniversary Sunday evening at a 6 o'clock dinner. The color scheme was carried out In pink and white and a large . cake was the. centerpiece on tlui table. The evening was spent socially. The Rev, Raymond Swanson was toast-master and responses were made by the'guests. The Petersons have been residents In this vicinity for many years. They were presented with ' a reading lamp. Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Swanson were honor guests at a party cele bratlng their tenth wedding -anni versnry last week Wednesday eve ning. Baskets and gifts were brought, and the evening spent in games, a mock wedding and a midnight lunch. Ciirdliiiils Lose.to Puckers— The Cardinals were defeated 33 2"5 for the third time this season last week Wednesday by> the Mor lea. Packers of Albert Lea on the Elmoro floor. The Packers refused to play a return game. The Cardinals have booked two more games, one with the House of David this Thursday at Ledyard, and the other with Osage there next week Mpn day. They defeated both teams in previous games. Gas Ignited, Farmer Burned— Earl Patterson, north of town in Grant, was seriously burned last Thursday. He was removing gas from his truck to put Into his car when the lantern exploded. He took the lantern and the gasoline container out of the garage and ran back to bet the truck, though arm and shoulder clothing was burning. The burns were serious but he is recovering. ' B. B. Ton m Tourney Losers— Swea City was defeated in the first round of the sectional tournament by Lake Mills 16-15 at Buffalo Center Friday. A sprained ankle kept one of the players out of the line-up, thus weakening- the defence. Swe a City is in class A this year because there are more than 100 in high school, thus bringing stiffer competition in the tourneys. Two Speakers at r«?h School— - High school students heard two well-known personages .this week at the auditorium. One was a Mr. Biggs, of Carleton college at Northfield, Minn. He talked on, "Value of Higher Education." The other was a W. C. T. U. Leader, Mrs.' Mary BJMhftityf of > SMCi, .Mr*. Eli- ham ,talk^d on "Srndklnir and tt-6- « Honor Student! Got ttolMrir— Thirty high school students Were given a ihttlf-hbllday I?rlday afternoon! 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