Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on June 4, 1931 · Page 4
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 4

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, June 4, 1931
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A Weekly Newspaper Founded In 1001. .'^ENTERED AS SECOND CLASS MATTER r»ecember 31, 190S, at the Postoffice at Al- -gona, Iowa, under the net of March 2, 1S79. TERMS OF SUBSCJUVTIOX "I—To Kossuth county postofficeg and bordering postoffices at Armstrong, Bode, Britt, Buffalo Center, Corwlth, Cylinder, Elmore, Hutchina, L.ivermore, Ottosen, Rtike, P.lng- sted, Rodman, Stllson, West Bend, nnd Woden, year $2.00 '.,2—To all other U. S. PostoCflces, year. ?2.50 ALL, subscriptions for pripers going to points -within the county nnd out-of-thc-county points Tianied under Xo. 1 above arc considered continuing -subscriptions to be discontinued only on ..notice from subscribers or at publisher's dlscve- • Won. Subscriptions going to non-county points :not named under Xo. I above will be discontin- ••ued without notice one month after expiration of time paid for, if not renewed, but time for KOSSUTH COUNTY ADVANCE. ALQONA, 1QWA booms and suffer In depressions are less volatile than their big-city brethren, less given to seein' things, bulwarks against lams, the foundation stones on which the structure of prosperity will rise again. "DING" AS A CANDIDATE AGAINST SENATOR BROOKHART For some months the press of the state, particularly the conservative press, has been casting about for a candidate to oppose Senator P.rookhart next year, but till now the quest has seemed hopeless, it being conceded by even the must violent opponents of the incumbent that no one who might ordinarily be considered for political preferment would have The Colyum Let's Not Be Too D—d Serlo us M RS. BOWYER IS ALWAYS sending us newspaper clippings from the L. A. papers. As a rule we glance through them, sort out any that have local news value, and lay the rest carefully aside for perusal in a moment of leisure never arrived at. In search of something for the Colyum night before last we came across a late half column by Colyumist Harry Carr: If •payment will be extended Ing. if requested in writ- chance. Li.'!st week, hou-ever, the Dnvenpoi-t Times, • no one e ; se c;1 i'eR for It, pet-haps our neighbor oons'Tvative of conservatives, sprang a surprise ; T> jj_ g. will find It interesting; so here goes l.y departing' from the beaten political track and, (f.j nl .,.y broadcasting)— Mjfrgo.stliw a candid.-ite not heretofore consid- Not " aII the heroes of this world are those who e-vrt in connection with high office, ^o-wit.^ J. >.. have face(1 U)(? ghot aml shan .„, batUo . Pcn . ln . ig, known to every low.-m as Dint;, car- , ; , t . lnr|?i tho ,. e ls s . lm Goldwyn, the film producer who told Gloria Swanson that sho didn't ily newspapers. ,, i know anything about clothes. And Gloria Is not .HA stirred jaded editorial: ,,, , . m mr ,i mpr i look and i-nist for the Dps Moinos Register and a na- | [>nal syndicate of daily This original idea writer* to the quick. Already it. has been up- j to ta] . o t]i)s Htnb w , th a mfllmert look and "DIMi" AS A IMJOSTKCTtVE CAMHDATK FOR VMTKD STATKS SKSATO.R [John AV. Carey in Rear .Seat in Sioux City Journal.] Ding for United States senator! The idea is th.it of t'le Davenport Times. If he wan Us the job, Tho Roar Seat is for him—without reservation. We think of no lowan who would make a better I'nited States senator. But, knowing Ding, we have our doubts whether he wants to be United States senator. Certainly he needs no office to fix his fame. Already he is better known than most United States senators are. To the United States senate he would bring quite as much distinction as it ever could bring to him. As to qualifications, there is no question. He is a citizen of unusual attainments and would be equal to any responsibility. The world knows him best for his talent as a cartoonist, but that is only one of his assets. He has character—intellect — fine judgment— foresightcdnese—a tolerant viewpoint—business acumen. He knows human nature and has an appealing philosophy of life. Few men could so effectively weather prosperity, popularity and renown. Long ago he became a national figure in his line, yet he retains full possession of the same goodfel- lowship which thirty year's ago endeared him to co-workers as a S12-a-week unknown item chaser and sketcher of an occasional news picture. He is an utterly unspoiled genius. If our readers still question whether we entertain a favorable opinion of the gentleman under discussion, we give hasty assurance there are other pleasant things we might say about him. But we refrain from going into further detail, pending announcement from headquarters whether he would accept the nomination. As we have said, we have our doubts. i eyes brimming with tears. 1 I have known Gloria since her extra girl days. On the occasion of her marriage to a French, man with a title a yard or so in length I per- i mitted myself philosophical reflections. The re- !pult was a hot cable message saying, in part ', (the least heated part:) "Say, didn't you ever ilienr that girls sometimes marry for love?" <. There are not many Interesting personalities in Hollywood. The three that stand out are by a number of editors of dailies who as .-: 1-11:0 a'.-o suspicious of anything connected with -.heir hard-hitting competitor, the Register, and undoubtedly a flood of comment will be released in ihis \\eek's weeklies. Cue's first impression is likely to be that the notion of a cartoonist for United States senator is fantastic, but second thought convinces that in "Ding's" case the thing is not as far-fetched as it might be. As a cartoonist, "Ding" has for, a ciuarter of a century held the affections of j Gloria, Mary PickCord and Pola Negri. lowans generally, and there has been ample I They are alike in one characteristic, that they •reason for It aside from the entertainment he! are hard-boiled on the outside—with a deep in- has afforded. His sanity, his independence of i ner melancholy that no one knows about, i judgment, and his penetrating understanding ofj I don't know what Gloria's current phlloso- publip questions have commanded a degree of i phical belief Is, but both Pola and Mary are stu- respect attained by few men of the day and! dents of theosophy. Pola told me that by no there will be general acquiescence in the|other"course of reasoning could she reconcile thought that he is of senatorial size. isrself to the bitter sorrows of her life. Only by the belief that she is accomplishing some spiritual progress by taking these raps can life SOCIALISM IX THIS COUNTRY IS STILL A LONG AVAY OFF A reader who lives in a metropolitan •writes: "Ding" as a candidate would have the enormous advantage resulting from the fact that he is already widely and favorably known, perhaps the most widely and favorably known man i in the state. No voter would go Into the ballot booth and choose Brookhart simply because the Senator's name was familiar and the opposing candidate's unfamiliar. Deliberate choice would have to be made, and that would influence many thousands of votes for "Ding" which in the case of any other candidate would go to Brookhart. Decidedly, "Ding" would be no mean vote-get- ten - • i i- , (.. Whether "Ding" could collect enough votes to turn the trick is a horse of another color. Mass psychology 'at preseni favors Brookhart, in that there is general pessimism, even in the ranks of Brookhart's bitterest political enemies, concerning prospects of defeating him. The present political trend is also' favorable to Brookhart, who voices the current discontent. Then, too, the Senator could be depended upon to fight to the last ditch: he could not be beaten without war to the knife and the knife to the hilt. Whether "Ding" is prepared to wage the tremendous battle that victory would require is a question. We should say that there is a good chance that tire thing can be done, 'depending on a few "it's." If "Ding" will become a candidate ! if he is a good campaigner and will personally city j fight to the finish for every county in the state and if he will base his candidacy on an unques- "There is a question I wish you would delve tionabiy progressive platform, state and na- oe endured. Now that we speak of Mary, I wonder where the New York papers got these silly stories about her buying up the old Biograph films to keep people from laughing at her. The truth is that she bought them all up years ago at one fell swoop for the same reason that any other collector buys up rare relics. Far from being ashamed of them, she likes to show them to her friends. In one of the first Griffith pictures Mary played the part of a page in frilled velvet pantaloons. All pictures in those days were made outdoors, with an admiring public watching. Mary says she was just acting all over the place—convinced that she had Bernhardt licked to a frazzle—when she heard a scornful boy In the audience exclaim: "Gosh, look at them piano legs." Mary, who was as. fat as a little partridge began to reduce, but her pride—she says—nevei needed any further reductions. It's a Disease, >fr. Lee. Contagious, Very; All Women Have It. [Estherville Daily News.] Four out of five have spirea. Kin Hubbard is credited as having once remarked. He migh have added that six out of five have dandelions —which is worse. At that, the Indiana humor 1st was right; the typical'American family doe: ..into and editorialize upon: the current social i tional, he will have more than an even chance .revolution—socialism, bolshevism, or what you j to win. These, however, are essential condi-' tions. The people will not desert Brookhart without a battle that will reverberate from one enft of the state to the other and they will not desert him in any event for a candidate who it. Prominent thinkers will not stand openly and uncompromisingly for recent encyclical ac- progressive principles in both state and national call it. I hear constantly that we are not in the "midst of n depression but a social revolution. "Bankers know- Banks are chock full of .'.'Bioney, but are afraid to lend it. The Army and 'the Navy have studied accept it. The Pope's 3cnowledged it. Predictions are made that in 15 years this country will lie socialized. "I don't know a thing about it, but I hear old- '>er men talking, men who evidently know and ;-«ee it coming." Rather a startling revelation of the degree of '.'pessimism which prevails in the great cities, <isn't it? Less than two years ago it was the ••other was' around. Everybody was optimistic. ;The boom would go on forever! It's just the old story over again. People are •always optimistic before booms burst; pessi- •mists afterwards. Read the history of the pan- vies of 1S37, 1S57, 1S73, 1S93, and 1920. In the spring of 1920 people hereabouts were .'.predicting $500 land. In 'the fall they were un-loading at any price. In periods of pessimism people concoct bogies •vand isms. After 1S93 the bogy was demonetiza- •tion of silver and the ism was 16 to 1. After .1873 the ism was greenbacks. Now the bogy is •-. socialism or sovletism. Are we in the midst of a social revolution? .:Not in the sense our reader suggests. Not in •the sense of anything sudden, radical, violent. "In another sense we are. Society is always in .^process of revolution; but the changes are talow, mostly unperceived by the generation In government. have spirea—in varying plant it in .hedges along Topics of the Times With Dickinson for senior U. S. senator and ways of course. Som the lot line; some ban) it against houses; some put it. at the curb o along the walk; some put a dash of it in her, and a sin-ay of it there as the fancy of the mo ment inspires; or perhaps spirea is planted ii a bare spot where the grass refuses to grow The spirea blooms and flourishes with ever in creasing beauty. It is the one shrub that re fuses to grow for no one and whose very com monness 'brings it within the purchasing powe of every little home owner. Spirea, like the dan delion, has become a national institution. MR. ROY A. JARNAGIN, the gentlema from Peterson who dreams as he drives an Ding" for junior senator, about all that would rides blissfully past ordinary signs inviting hi: llfetlme they occur. 1 r "Not that this period of depression will not JThave profound results. Undoubtedly the way has : cbeen prepared for another step towards ultimate socialism. The trend of our civilization is •towards modified socialism, meaning- the doing "by government of everything which experience demonstrates government can best do for the .common benefit. This does not mean the destruction of capitalism. Capitalism will survive fas long as human nature as we know it sur- •vives. Nor does it mean sovietism as we know :.it: no system of government of one class by •another can survive. Sovietism will in due rtlme merge into modified socialism, though per' haps not till the world has gone through great '•Sravail. "Banks are chock full of money.' They al*ways are, in periods of depression. Nothing so '.little understood by the laity; nothing better '^understood by economists. Everybody else hard "nip; why not banks? Simple when you think it out. People are not using their money, so they deposit it In the banks. Read financial history, thing- at first sight, but banks are al-ways hard up in booms and flush in periods of -depression. You don't believe it? Read history 'and find out. Of course we're talking now about sound banks. "But are afraid to lend it." Not afraid; they can't! Nobody wants it. In times of depression ;*uslness men pay off loans and do not contract new debte. The big banks which are chock ful -ot money are far from "afraid" to lend; they only too anxious to lend—on the customary •ecurlty of course, the same security that they in boom times. They are so anxious thai "they have cut the interest rates to the lowesi •point in history. People have the cart before -'the horse; it isn't a case of the banks afraid 'to lend but of business afraid to borrow. "The Army and the Navy have studied it.' "With an eye on sovietism, yes. Their business -to study such things, just as it is to figure ou •bow to lick England in the unthinkable case o -war with that country . . . "Prominent think «ra accept it." Only in the sense (social revolu ' tion) indicated above . . . "The Pope's recen encyclical—." The Pope was saying only wha 'Pope Leo XIII said 30 years ago, a plea for th •ideals of Jesus in a selfish world. "Predictions are made that in 15 years thi 'country will be socialized." Don't you believ :lt! The millenium isn't that near. We've for , gotten how many hundreds of millions of year •the scientists say the world still has to go, bu final bust-up is considerably farther awa> 'than 1945, and so is socialism. The nearest t , socialism that we shall achieve in the next 1 ryears is a step or two (maybe) towards fair tax c-atton and possibly government ownership am ^operation of the railroads and some public utili <ties. X,et our reader beware of the bogies and the -Isms of this period of depression. The depres- :»Ion will in due time pass away and the bogies -,-and tlie isms with it. The volatile metropolitans • who now preach pessimism will in a few yeare -vmsain be radiating optimism and riding to an- 'Other fall. It is the way of all men, particu- the men of the mon.ey.ed marts. Fortu_ back of them are. the wide open spaces jpeopled by men who thpusb they ride gayly on be needed to make the government of Iowa a D. M. Register family affair would be Clifton for governor. The Grundy Register complains that the governor is out over the state as a star drawing card at different sorts of gatherings, fixing up his political fences. We had been waiting for some opposition paper to spring that gag. First, make it necessary for the governor to defend himself, then criticise him because he does, that's the game! The Sheldon Sun hugs the fond delusion that the state income tax is dead. Well, maybe so, but the corpse seems rather ifvely yet, and there are not wanting signs of a resurrection. In fact the prediction is warranted that it will again be the principal issue when the General Assembly of 1933 meets, to turn in for Algona, will take notice that rigl at the top of the big hill which slopes down the intersection of Xos. IS and 169 there is no a big billboard with "Hotel Algona" in cardinal red letters two feet high. If when Mr. Jarnagln comes to shoot pheasants this fall 1 he rides past that one, then a prohibition sleuth should look into his case. Aside from This, Wo Arc All Okey. Dear folks—We are all purty well. I had that big tooth jerked out Monday. Jonas had his appendicks took last week. Lizzie Sterling is in the fraternity home with a baby. Paw had his goiter cut at Rochester yesterday. It wegihed 2 Ibs, and Lizzie's 7 Ib. sterling. —BYSTANDER. Mischievous fellow newspapers are poking fun t the esteemed D. M. Register because it op- oses abandonment of the Des Moines army iost. The Register has for 25 years preached mcifism, but when a local issue arose the boot vas on the other foot. It seems to be just dawning on many observ- ii-s that while our recent policy of restricted mmigration undoubtedly has its good points he opportunity to feed and otherwise supply everal million more citizens than we now have s not among them. Opinions of the Editors >'o Guess, Brother; It's a Cinch! Webster City Freeman-Journal — The o_ slaughts of criticism hurled at Governor Turner •ecall the way Governor Cummins was assailed when he was making his fight against the Blythe and Hubbard machines. And Cummins icked his political enemies to a frazzle, and the Freeman-Journal is guessing that Turner will ick his. Turner "Will bo Itenomlnated. Spencer Reporter—Governor Turner's chances of being renominated and elected for a secont term are as good as they were a year ago am besides the next general assembly will be freed from many of the obstructionists that encum bered that body at the last session. In (or Old-Fashloned Paddling. Vernon M. Vierth in Monroe County News— If the anti-Turner republicans are willing tc go to the mat next year determined to Increas the primary road mileage of the state regard less of any further expenditures on the aec ondary road system, it would be our guess tha they are courting a sweet trimming at the polls The People Pay Jfo Attention. Iowa Falls Citizen—All this noise that ha been going on against Governor Turner is th same noise and comes from the same crowd tha fought him last year in the primary election There has not been a. single newspaper added t their number and probably not a single voter. Here's a Pious Democratic Hope. Bloomfield Democrat — Judge Coyle's an nouncement that he has changed his party af filiation from the republican party to the demo cratic party, should cause a large number people to do likewise who expect to vote th democratic ticket hereafter, but have not ha Coyle's nerve and frankness in telling the worl of that intention. Second Term for Fearless Dan. Ringsted Dispatch—Some qf the good roac crowd and some of the old Hammill crowd ar undoubtedly trying their best to make him un popular and to ruin his administration, but i is pur opinion that Governor Turner is held i high esteem by a large bulk, of the people o lov/a and he is entitled to have his chance t make good. If be keeps on his present cours he is entitled to another term. What! Xo Massaging! Poor Girl! So Innocent mid So Inexperienced! [Vierth in Albia Union-Republican.] She was anywhere between 20 and 30 years ! age. She had anywhere from one to two ticks of lipstick quite artistically applied. She ad an equal amount of rouge, not quite so ar- istlcally 'done. She talked in a well modulated! oice. "I'm looking for votee," she said. I neasured the distance between my chair and ie rear door. I decided that there wasn't any se. I must listen. I did. It was the same old tory. Mine was the same old answer. I /didn't uy. I'll give her credit for one thing. She tayed on one side of the front office rail. That made it easier. It's the ones who rub up against ne that make me nervous. I always remember he fact that I'm not shaved, that my shirt is dirty and that my trousers are out of press. Bern the Rhyme! The Point is, Jawn Didn't Say "Broadcasted." [W. J. Casey in Knoxville Express.] . Uncle John Carey used this the other day as the tail-piece of The Rear Seat In the Sioux Jity Journal: And there you have in black and white A column resume Of what we broadcast Monday night Upon Kay Ess See Jay. Isn't Jawn straining his pronunciation of 'Jay" to make it rhyme with "resume"? From the way he pronounces "Iowa" we supposed he would pronounce "Jay" like "Juh" or "Jah" or "Jaw"—or something. I'D GIVE a wooden nickel to have caught you on "succomb." My desire to catch you is doubtless a tribute to your irritating accuracy —From a Letter. Try watchful waiting, years to catch J. W. C. It has taken us three See "last line." Try Ruskln. John, or "W. D. Howells; We Want Real Authority. [J. W. C. in Real- Seat.] Alien of the Algona Advance—the emarty!— dares us to give one valid exception to the rul against the split Infinitive—to cite a single cas< in which "keeping the infinitive intact"—we now are quoting from The Rear Seat—"result in lumbering, awkward, unnatural, starch front ed phraseology." And, just for that, we are going to make Alien wait until we get good am ready to lay out our samples. The violinist is no shirk, He saws away all day; But then, you see, at best his work Is nothing much but "play." EXHIBIT I. AS AN AUTHOR of irridescent and worthies governmental proposals our Senator Brookhar easily surpasses any and all men who now holi or who have held federal senatorial positions in this country.—F. A. M. in Marshalltown T.-R, EXHIBIT II. Freedom ol Speech: Is It a Reality In Amerlct pr Just an Irridescent D ream J—Heading by W. C. over Rear Seat Paragraph. One red leather medal with handworked lac border to the first Websterian sharpshooter wh pinks 'em! —AMEN. CHRISTENSEN BROS. CO. "ALGONA'S GR&ATti&T Make plans to be here, whether you must come far or near. ' Do your friends a good turn. T e jj them about great sale. FV 1 1 urday, June 4 - 5 - During these Three Days We Will Hold an About Three Hundred Coats ^Dressed Over thirty days before our usual summer clearance we offer this sensational price cut on a carefully selected stock of the season's assured styles, giving you an opportunity to now have and enjoy a new wrap or frock at a decidedly low price. There are no demands or restrictions—buy one or more just as you like. BUT DON'T OVERLOOK THIS EVENT, JHE GREATEST SAVING OPPORTUNITY OF THE SEASON $15 Garments Now $7.50 This Sets A Low Mark Record tor Authentic New Styles «r. • As at their regular price this season they were the lowest in years HALF PRICE OVER 100 C O A T S $25 Garment* Now $12.50 $35 Garment* Now Other Summer Needs at Reduced Prices Millinery New Spring and Summer hats in attractive styles, in many shapes and colors to choose from. For these three days at I/ — 72 just. PRICE Dresses Home-frocks that are guaranteed fast color— made from the more sheer materials such as voile, batiste, and dimities. The styles are very attractive. For these three £4 f|f| days. Spec. -91 •UU Smocks Colorfast smocks in new attractive styles, made from colorful materials, suitable for practical wear. For these three days. Spec- Ladies' Suits Several ladies' two and three-piece wool suits of the finger tip and redincoat style, jacket lengths. For these three days at 1 / just __— '/2 PRICE Jackets The popular jackets, made from fur fabrics in both the light shades and black, with contrasting trims. For these three days. Spec- price $4.38 Rain Coats The new jersey craven- netted materials in stylish raincoats in several colors and styles to choose from. For these three days, Special.. Sweaters The popular slip-over, sweaters for women and misses in several desirable styles and colors. For these three days at I/ just—_ '/2 PRICE Children's Dresses New summer dresses of sheer materials, such as batiste and dimities—in attra c t i v e sleeveless and short sleeve styles. For these three days. Special OA A at—____ ___ O9C Knitted Suits The popular 3-piece knitted suits of wpol and silk mixed in pret* ty color combinations. Values to $14.00, For these three days. Spec. Skirti Several new this *j| on's skirts in very «| sirable styles and <J| ors. For these A|M days at just- Blouse! New summer bloi eyelet batiste swiss and days. Special,. ---- Wa»h $1.1 quality. •fc these $1: Christensen Bros. GREATEST

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