Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on September 8, 1932 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, September 8, 1932
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D ROB SON IOME BURNED DOWNTUESDAY ifozzle on Fire Hose Breaks and Delays Firemen. ', tf\te Tuesday afternoon destroyed old Wesley. Koblson home on street east of the Algona ice „. i factory.Jn a spectacular blaze, nozzle on water hose broke at a -ritlcal moment ahd allowed the to make the beet of a good re was well along before It "noticed. Mr.'.and Mrs. Kirby, j occupy the house, were at the tin Cities, where Mr. OKirby's race ie, Sis Mon, was entered In etate rraces. Fred Henry, who makes tig home with the Kirbys, was some (distance away, t working in-a garden. Water Nozzle Breaks. The lire was seen by two neigh- Iborhood youths, ^RolandLarson and 3 Roy Johnson,: who turned'in the cm.'.'.The kitchen- and the back , of the house were ablaze- w hen i ; firemen arrived. Chemical hose i were run out and the fire had .en got under control on the out- and headway was being made he kitchen. The water hose was mneoted, tout the nozzle, under pressure, broke at the side. Then the chemical supply gave |«ut, and while a double hose con- ictlon was being placed on the hose the fire spread rapidly through the house. Heat had brok- wlndows on the first floor, and i fire ate a hole through the roof the kitchen/; (Draft from the raken windows through the roof i swept the fire.up the stairway d put of windows,, and in a, few nents the house ;Wasi ablaze ev- trtiere. , ' ." . :; Oats and Dog Rescued. C. Wright, ^handling a small ater,house on a'-ladder at a second it. window, escaped injury when ladder slipped and let him fall Jon his back. He was not much hurt [and kept on,with»ihis;work.- Two old cats/, at-:'nest of kittens, and a police dog were rescued from |the basement by Ben Sorenseri. They were nearly overcome'by smoke. :Thos, Dunfrey; rr v,nephew of Mr. Ktrby; who has been rooming at the louse while at work on hew bridges Ion No. 169, south of Algona, is re- Iimrted to have ilibet-; $120 in bills |which ,he kept in clothes In his Nothing- jri Home Saved. Nothing in the house was saved, loss is placed at $4,000 for the se, on which there was $2,600 in- •surance. The value of the household, goods, and whether there was |lnsurance; have; not been 'learned. The Ktrbys were still at the Twin Miles yesterday. The house was owned by the Wes- Robison estate, and J. W. Vheelock, postoffice employe, has looking after it for the heirs. > said yesterday that it may be built. |JOE BLOOM'S DUTCH BAND IS BIG HIT AT BANCROFT One of the big entertainments at |the Harvest (Festival at Bancroft •last week Wednesday night, was | Joe Bloom's Little Dutch Band," played and - .paraded the 'treets in German ' costume, Mr. . leader, had developed a reorman" dialect for -the occasion. |Merabers of the band, who are all nembers of the .Algona Military and, -were; T.T,.Herbst, clarinet; H. Guclerlan, tuba; Henry Beok. Piccolo; T. i,," Larson, alto; R. _Wehler, baritone; Fred,Bartho- 'v, clarinet; Maurice. Bartholo- .sajfophone; .u.-.Hqn.ry Stebritz, ! Lawrence''Qiiiespie, bass Lester Lease, Wesley, star practlonjvith a trombone. DIMMING POOL RECEIPTS DROP $1164 FROM 1931'S for were ysar Among ott in re- the price lelal rose kept , during tl} ^pminei-. Ch««ad lO.g'a free, n&rning . pool will net ha drained till « the first|ifros| toiave the Xipn- IS,. •\'^—^—^£^__. 1 i- AmONA, JbWA, SEPTEMBER 8, 1932 10 Pages DAY ORGANIZATION FO Crane Engine Almost Lost in Sand Pit SINKS 6 FEET SANS WARNING IN QUICKSAND Rescued From Gravel Grave by 2 Other Pit Outfits. An IS-ton drag-line engine and its mounting were almost engulfed by quicksand in a gravel pit five miles east of-Bancroft Sunday. The outfit, owned by (Paul & Donnelly, was running a drag-line in the pit to level the surface, when the crusted gravel surface of the quicksand broke suddenly and let the cab, engine, and crane drop nearly a foot. Efforts were made to get the machine out on its own caterpiller power, but it merely settled lower till .fully six feet had disappeared In the sand. County Engineer H. M. Smith, who was called, ordered a 20-ton steam engine and a small caterpillar tractor hitched to the outfit. This was done, but the outfit continued to settle. Then steam engine, the caterpillar, and drag-line motive power were'used at the same time. At first nothing happened, but on the next drive the crane gradually gave way and came up like a cork out of the water as it hit solid ground. This sand pit is to be converted into a black bass hatchery, and the crane was being used to level the bottom so seining operations would reach every square foot. When the floor has; been leveled the -pit will be allowed to fill with water and 100 pairs of black bass will be planted. After these fish spawn next May and June they will be removed and the fry allowed to develop until August, when they will be two to three inches long and able to take care of themselves. They will "then be put., into the Brushes of some lake. ' '•'•' ; ' •-•£":**-•" The pit will hold five and a half acres of water, the largest body of water in the county. Use for spawning purposes has been granted- to the state fish and game commission, and fishing will be prohibited. This pit has been a popular swimming pool, and though it will be closed to fishing swimming will be allo-wed; This is the pit v ;in which Lawrence Kennedy, Bancroft banker, and Mrs. Fred Thacker, also of Bancroft, were drowned a few weeks ago. DOG ENTRIES IN COUNTRY CLUB RACES ARE FILLING Eleven entries of dogs for the rabbit coursing at the Algona Country club grounds Sunday, September 25, have already been received by Secretary R. W. Horigan. Many others are expected. Plans for the' races are going forward, and complete arrangements will be announced soon. They are attracting much attention, and a large crowd is expected. The rabbits, ordered from Kansas, are guaranteed the high- jumping kind. They will have a head start on the dogs, and many of them reach the escapes before the dogs get them. "Pointing" or scoring of dogs will be based on a technical system. Only two dogs will be released to chase each rabbit. . W. C. T. U. Convention, The annual convention of the county W. C. T. U. will be held next Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Algona Methodist church. The principal speaker will be Mrs. Josephine Sizer, national speaker, who will also speak at a union service at the Methodist church that evening. Drink-Crazed Divorcee Slashes Former Hubby •Mrs. Marie- .Tennlngs-Bteli, Emmetsburg, crazed by drink, attacked her divorced husband, Wlllam Steil, with a butcher knife, at 4 a. -m. Friday morning at his father Jos. Steil's home and inflicted three cuts on the sleeping victim before he could get away. One cut slashed the cheek to the bone, another opened a deep gash In the shoulder, and the third slashed a hand. . ,, The woman's ex-husband, his father, Jos. Steil, and William's brother Victor succeeded in quieting Mrs. 'Steil after the attack, and Night Marshal Van Alstyne and Sheriff Hovey, who were called, placed her in Jail. Mrs. Steil was sentenced to a day in Jail and judgment for costs of $2.89 was entered by Justice Wlnkel when her former husband refused to file charges against her. She was released Saturday. ' Mrs. Steil secured the butcher knife at the Steil home, but she used it with a chopping stroke instead of a dagger stab. A stab well directed might have proved fatal for Mr. Steil. The woman came to Algona with three companions from 'Emmetsburg late Friday night. All had been drinking. The driver of the car, at her request, took Mrs. Steil to the 'Steil home. During the commotion there the others drove away. Mrs. Steil was divorced by her husband last December. Mr. Steil has since remarried, but at the time of the attack his seqpnd wife was at her parents' home at L'u Verne, where she had been called by sickness in the family. Henry *lwte e of cpurse, Henry Field, prune sa^es- to tjie repub- F\ '1 -i' :• - - - • *fc4 s ii ( A WEATHER GOOD, CROWDS SMALL AS FAIR OPENS The weather up to yesterday noon was ideal for the county fair, but attendance Tuesday was disappointing,. The ;first day-crowd,- however., is always small. ; . Henry Field yesterday and 'Louis Murphy today are believed to have kept many at home waiting to hear them. The free auto advertising stunt for Friday night and the public wedding of two members of the Joe Marion troupe tonight, are other drawing cards for which many are waiting. There are not as many exhibits this year as normally, but the quality is high, especially in livestock. The Midway is more crowded than usual, with a carnival company, shows, and many concessions. Free acts on the grandstand platform pleased crowds Tuesday and yesterday, and in the evening Joe Marion's.musical comedy revue was heartily applauded. ACADEMY FOOTBALL TEAM'S GAME SCHEDULE GIVEN OUT Coach Arthur Nordstrom, of St. Cecelia's football eleven,, has begun lining up a team for a full schedule. The first game will .be-played Sunday, September 25, against Pocahontas on the local field, according to present arrangements. The rest of the schedule follows: Oiit v 2, Enimejsburgi' here; Oct. 9, Charles City, here; Oct. 16, Corpus Christi, Fort Dodge, there; Oct. 23, Fonda, there; Oct. '30, open. Nov. 6, .Livermore high, there; Nov. 10, (Holy Family, Mason City, there; Nov. 17, St.. Joseph's, Mason 1 City, there; Nov. 24, Daugherty, Mason City, there. ONLY 132 CARS ARE SOLO IN COUNTY IN 8 MONTHS Eigh.t new Ford automobiles and four Chevrolets w^re sold in Kossuth in August to make., a, total In the county since January fjrst, of only 132, and one Reo, 'truck was, sold in August fo total only 19 sold since the first of the year'. The total number of cars, S9Jd in W31 in the county was 26?,,-and of trucks* wag 53. .Twenty' automobiles were sold in July, 1931, compared to only W last month. More than 6600 automobiles are registered }n the county now, and more than 11,000 drivers' licenses have been issued. __• • Paul Smith Jailed. Paul .Smith, Whittemore, was Jn jail yesterday, awaiting preliminary, hearing on charges'of parrying % concealed weapon and. resisting an officer. The charge was filed by C.has. Seymour, Whjttemore,v majt shal, who says Smith awcked^hlm with brass knuckles and attempted to break away when the <marsfca\ started to arreat him. Braves Pipketers, Whittemore, Sept. 6—-While A. C. Carlisle and his family were en route hoj»e a week ago from the state fair plcketem near Fort ed to stop. th.em, but Sfr, ' stepped on the gas through them ';•>,, •&** iV «"•««.• Pickets Give Californians Satisfaction By F. H. Vesper. G-lendale, Calif., Aug. 30—Herewith check for Advance to January 1st. Two-inch headlines In the Times this morning tell us that Iowa strikers are clubbing officers. Am really glad that we can get back at you, once anyway, and forget about our alleged earthquakes that you seem so fond of telling us about. I can't-recall just now that we have had a good shake in two or three years. But when we have Iowa visitors we are always glad to pull off a quake or two. It always adds to their entertainment, and they invariably wish we might have another that would last longer and add to the thrills they- get when they take the first dip In the ocean. EARL JONES, H, S, BOY, VICTIM OF A RARE DISEASE Earl, 16-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Jones, Algona. died Saturday morning, following hemorrhage of the brain. He had for a month or so suffered with purpura hemorrhagica, a rare disease In which the blood filters through the regular veins and channels and does not coagulate to seal the opening. The young man became sick Friday night, following a day during Which he had eaten grapes. He suffered severe ' nausea, and the resultant-stomach action Jsv believed to have caused hemorrhage into the base of the brain. The respiratory center in the base of the brain wap paralyzed and lung action ceased, though the heart and other organs continued to function for, some minutes after breathing stopped.. . The boy was born at ' Swea City October 21, .1916, but when he was three his parents moved to Waterloo, where he attended school .Later the family lived at Hampton. Last year they came to Algona, and Earl was a freshman in high school. The youth is survived by his parents, a brother, Ernest Jr.. and five sisters: Elsle.and Eleanor,.at home; Mrs. Don Eiphls, Hampton; Mrs. Percy M. Sapp, Armstrong; and Mrs. Edna Anderson, nurse at the Kossuth hospital. Earl was one of the winners last year in high school academic teats, and he accompanied the team to Iowa City last spring. Funeral services were conducted at the Methodist church Monday afternoon, the-Rev. C, V. Hulse in charge, and burial was made in Rlv- erview. The services were attended by the high school sophomore class as a group, and six classmates were pallbearers. Out-of-town relatives attending the services were Mr, and Mrs. A. S. Jones, Minneapolis'; the George But- terfleld family, Swea City; Mrs. Mert Seifert. Ledyard, and a son; the J. H. Pierson family, Swea City; the Henry Haworth family, Armstrong; the Hugh Butterflelds, of Swea City; and-<3eo. D, Moulton, Ledyard, with a son and a daughter, Jailed for Coutemp.t Raymond Smith was sentenced to 30 days in jail Sunday on a charge of contempt of court,.,. Last February he" was" fined $10 and costs for driving a. car with 1931 plates, but was released on promise to pay. 'Instead he moved to Colfax from Lu Verne. Constable Griffin drove to Cplfax. Sunday and brought him back 1 , Truck Law. OJ-Brayton wae sentenced to fiye days in rjail. last week Wednesday .on' a -'cjj'a'rgb oj? .violation of the mptor.t^uek latyg tJJpd against him time ago, Failure to pay a firie' resulted, IB a -jail sentence 1m- !>os§<l iff Justice" FIVE INJURED IN CAR CRASH NEARJUOE Aged Humboldt Man Has Arm & Collar Bones Broken. St. Joe, Sept. 6—An accident occurred at 12:10 Saturday noon at the 'St. Joe store corner, when two cars collided. One, an Oldsmobile driven by A. G. Geddings,. Dakota City, was on the detour, of Highway 169, going east, the driver intending to turn north on the regular highway. The other was a Packard driven by Alvlna Becker, St. Joe, going south on the regular highway. There are buildings on the corner which obstruct the view either way, and drivers cannot see a car coming till they are right at the corner. There are no stop or other warning signs. The' Packard ocupied by Miss Becker, and her mother, Mrs. Joseph Becker Sr.. crashed broadsides into the' GeddingB car, which was turning the corner. Mrs. Geddings and a granddaughter, Ruth 'Plttman, 19, were other occupdnts of the Geddings car. After the crash both cars were on the east side of the road, near Tom Devine's driveway. A number of people who heard the crash gathered to help the occupants out. • Doctor Beardsley,. Livermore, was called, also an ambulance . from Humboldt. 'After examination by Doctor Beardsley the patients were taken to a Fort Dodge hospital. 'Mr. Geddings, 72, suffered broken ribs, a broken hip, ^and internal Injuries. A Miss Pittman received a blow on the head ; which rendered her unconscious for .a short time. Mrs, Geddings. approximately 70, .escaped Hyith minor cuts and bruises.;-,, Mrs,_Beoker;Sr. suffered.a fractured knee, minor cuts and bruises, and shock. Miss Becker suffered minor cuts and bruises and shock. The Becker car's .windshield, lights, and a fender were smashed, there was a flat front tire, and the front bumper was broken off. The Oldamobile was,a complete wreck. Sheriff and Mrs. L. E. Hovey, on their, way, to (Fort Dodge, arrived shortly after the accident. Lawyers and insurance men were also called. There was a steady stream of curious motorists all afternoon. , .Both cars were taken away shortly after o'clock Saturday evening. M. W. Gedflings, the aged couple's son, had the Geddings car removed, SUMMER IS HEARING END; HINT OF FALUN THE AIR Temperatures during the past week have begun to show the effects of approaching fall, the days becoming cooler. Evenings, with temperatures as low as 46, have the chill conductive to good sleep. No rain has fallen since last week Tuesday evening, when 1,10 inches fell. The "temperature record follows: August 31 __•_ -_..i.82 66 Sept. 1 ...—... ..81 . 53 Sept. 2 81 52 Sept. 3 <85 S3 Sept. 4 ,,-._. : 77 46 Sept. 5 .....:——...76 53 Sept. 6 ——.75 48 . "• » Held on Liquor Charge. "Clem" Smith, Elmore, 'was bound to the grand jury Tuesday by Justice Wlnkel on a.charge of illegal • possession of intoxicating liquor's. . He waived prelirnlnary hearing, . ; ,V Jas. Gilbride Burial Today James (Jilb'rlde, brother oJ W. H. and Mamie Gilbride, Algona, died Monday afternoon at one o'clock-at an Iowa City hospital, where he had spent four weeks and : undergone a prostate gland operation. Funeral services will be conducted by Father Davern this morning at 9 o'clock at St. Cecelia's- church. Kossuth Woman's Booth First at Iowa State Fair - tynlon. Saturday, ma/ Veek "thrijl day'<,#>y jjnany ' jpwans at fajtr; toujt gossu.^ peo- pie received their,. b£| thrills last Thursday '. • and, Friday when jud§e£' • "fllaejflgp ( on, * county booths "were announced,," H Dakota, com* . as county P?°fePt 9j3$Jo»an, walked on,ajr w«,en ^e?|Cos8uth exhibit " —^"1000 and recelv* ribbon for coun« H. P. A, i- " 'yiT'*=i yn^'3?*" ^f* TE»p--^ i T^r-t^^j,.. —-,V 4.|,,9^pty Afejxt and Mrs, B. '^- ^J-Qt*t*fflrt n Anft ' T^ff^tiftATnfjx. T J,apk Dtivlne (the'wom* onstration on chair-caning which rolled up part of the score) were wearing big smiles, too, Mrs. Warburton has helped with seven such exhibits at the fair, and she also attended the fair in the first year she held the office, in order to get Ideas. Credit goes to her and, the pthers nam>d, and to all other Kossuth women who have been 1 doing project work. oww «;«<?- dagsr, o£ a Three Kossuth Babies Among Winners at Iowa State Fair The picture at the left is Richard George Ludwig and at the right Raymond Bruce Schenck. Both appeared in Saturday's Des Moines Tribune-Capital. The Ludwig baby's mother is the former Agnes Lichter, office girl for Doctors Kenefick & Hartm'an. The Schenck baby's mother is the former Elizabeth Upton, Kosauth H. D. A. - Awards were announced Friday to the highest-scoring babies in the state fair baby health contest. The four highest-scoring in every class 'receive medals, gold for first, silver for the others. ' .'. , . •A total of 499 babies were Judged and,three Kossuth babies In the class of rural boys, 24 months and under 36 months, received medals. ' • ' Governor Dan W. Turner extended greetings to the audien'ce, and Mrs. Turner pinned. the medals on the babies as they and their mothers were called to the platform. J. P. Mullen, Fonda, president ,:pfithe;.fair, the ;fg.1;Ker. himself : 'of 1 11.' children,, .'read: the' .names and . gave .v.the .babies' ;score$., .:••;,- '•.-• .;'••. .'--.•.-... ; -.' • . ' Richard. George, Sti - Benedict (P. ,q..'address Corwith), son of Mr. and • 'Mrs: Holm- v Ludwig, scored .9'8.36, and received .: the gold medal and the parents received a book, "Our Baby's First , Seven Years." ' . ' ^Raymond Bruce, son .- of Mr. and Mrs." A." B. Schenck, Union township, scored 97.64 ; third in his class, and received a silver, , medal. • ; - . - '•' , >Fred Schoby, Lu Verne, scored, 97.54, fourth in the class, and re- ceived'a sliver medal. . Twenty-one boys were scored In this class. The Schenck boy, scored last year top, received another medal foi; improvement over his previous score, as he was second in his class. Dr. Arild Hansen, of the'.Min- : nesotaV : stateV.furiiv£r'sity;;Ut<rh;o' 1-. served as consultant 'for' the sec- 1 " "ondr .year. ^and '. gave '- ;the - final- judgment on every baby scored, remarked in the program Friday that there were no Indications of a depression in Iowa there. ROTARIANS LEARN OF REMAINS OF A PRE-GLACIAL RACE Dr. R. M. Wallace told members of the Rotary club Monday about- his recent tour in the 'west. His party-spent three weeks in the Black Hills, the Yellowstone park, and the Bryce Canyon and Grand Canyon national parks. : At the first stop in the Black Hills the -party visited a recently discovered hidden city of, pre-historic times. Doctor Wallace' displayed, a rock he brought back wlitich was part of a wall around 5 the ancient city. The rock, evidently made of clay, had become petrified in the estimated million years rsince it was made. •;'.." A number of pictures of the walls and other remains were. passed among members of the club to show that the wall was evidently the work of man rather than a process of nature. Doctor Wallace told, how the walls appear to go : through the aide of a hill 400 feet high and come out on the other side like a paved street. Geologists say the hill was probably deposited there by a glacier since the hidden city was built, The Wallaces also visited the Iron mountain and 'Devil's Tower and caught fish in the Yellowstone park. They visited the Bryce Canyon park in Utah and ,the -north side of the Grand Canyon. Doctor Wallace spoke of the. numerous federal irrigation dam projects in the west, saying that dams costing hundreds of millione benefit territories only three tunes the sizfe of Kossuth, and that many of them will.be useless in 2S to 50 yearsi because the rivers are full of i silt which will fill, up the reservoirs. K.C. Bank Pays Dividend No. 2 Harry V. Hull, examiner-m- charge of the Kossuth County State bank, announced Tuesday that .a second ten per pent dividend will be paid to depositors this month, A court order for the dividend was" received by the examiner Tuesday, but it had to be sent to Des Moines, where the checks are being made out. The dividend will release $49,200, The first dividend of ten per cent was paid February 16. PRIZE-WINNING TEAM TO DRILL AT FAIR TO-NI6HT The local Modern Woodman drill team will give a drjll Jn front of the grandstand at the fair grounds tonight. . This will be In Addition to other free attractions, .The local team, under Capt. Ben, Hyndsj,- spent four days at a "state fair Woodman encampment and, won second prize. »60. A Brltt team won third, and received $«$, August Strom, district deputy, accompanied, the locals, and Brltt is la hte district also. Stowaway Speaks, T. A. Trauger's son 'Bob,." wfaose adventures as * stowaway on the Leylathan were recently the subject of newspaper mention, described his "tour" at ^ meeUng two w^eks ago " tl^e Ames Klwanls club. ObserTed lAbor Day, TWO FORT DODGE COUPLES HURT IN HOBARTON SPILL Mr. and ! Mrs. Harry Vincent, and Mr. and Mrs. Jack Haire, both 'cou-. pies of Fort Dodge, suffered an automobile 'accident Sunday between the railroad crossing at Hobarton and the 'No; 18 paving. .Mrs. Vincent, driving a brand new Packard, ran into loose gravel, and. the car turned over twice, Mr. Vincent suffered a broken left arm and collar bone,' and -Mrs, Vincent suffered severe .bruises, including an eye bruise. The Haires escaped injury. The i car was badly damaged, The Vincents,are.still at the Kossuth hospital. The party was en route to the Okobo'jis. Louis CROWD GOMES FOR MEETING FRIDAY NIGHT Illinois Farmer and Farm Union Man Give Talks. The biggest crowd that the courthouse has.seen in many a year gathered Friday night for the Farm Holiday meeting announced a week ago. The crowd was.'so large tn4t to let everybody hear, the speaker* adjournment .had^ to foe taken to thai bandstand on the courthouse law*. As usual in such cases,'a largtt 'proportion of the crowd consisted ot curiosity seekers, but there were many farmers and farm wornen^ and they came from far and'hear. * Merle Holt, Ottosen farmer- who announced" •'the meeting in last week's local papers, was named temporary chairman, Thos. Reid, Union township, vice chairman, and Supervisor Olaf Fuhnemark, Wesley, secretary rtreasurer of ti>e, .tS^riuers* Holiday ^movement, in/Kossul^ir, fol-, lowing- speeches by Janies tStulvaney, Kankakee, 111., farmer, and Robert Moore,.-Des'-Moines, secretary of th« Iowa-.Farmers' Union. » Plea, for Contributions. , ', Mr. Funnemark has since resigned, .saying that his own farm work and supervisor duties take' all' h& time.. . - - - , _, t~~^& | ' 'Mr. Moore, who had charge of th'af election of officers, made a'plea^fo'l} voluntary "contributions- to 'financ"® the Holiday movement.- W'hats'su**. cess he had_lias not been learned.' -T-he Holiday" m6vemeht""'ln * "th» state, • Minnesota, and South Dakoft! is at present marking time pending a conference at Sioux City of th'a governors of the three stales. 5 Illinois Farmer Speaks. Mr. Mulvaney spoke first and gave a history of the depression 'so far as farmers, are concerned. The present' depression for the farmer really''started in 1920, Jie asserted. ; A S,.that;,'ti'n{e .other group? ^ organized, &Ie'cte5~tneir owii'men' io'CTti^ gress, vand ;saw',j;ojt that they,, were protected.' *' The" situation of the farmers was recognized as early as 1924 by' MHo> Renp; who "that year went before the republican national convention at Kansas City'with a plan to bring all farm groups together in a powerful unit similar to that of the federation of labor. ' < Mr. Reno was assured, Mr. Mulvaney 'claimed, that if he would organize all farm groups to back 1 ' a! single program Congress would adopt it. To this end 24 groups got together at Des Moines, and 6ut of their deliberations came the Corn Belt committee, which backed the McNary-Haugen bill. 'How Holiday Developed! After real work in both houses of congress the bill was passed and sent to 'President Coolidge, who, however, yetoed it. It was repassed and vetoed ;again, and then an' effort was made to carry it over the veto. Enough votes" were ^secured in the House, but in the Senate' the measure failed by a single vote. ' 'Mr. Mulvaney'declared that'Sen- ator Charles Curtis, now vice-president, changed his vote at the'last minute to prevent the measure •'from becoming a law. The Farmers' Holiday developed from the old slogan of every 'com- , _ modity—"Hold it off the market jj when the' price is too low." Fann- ers must use their economic power, Mr. Mulvaney^said, by holding foodstuffs off the market. This is their sole weapon, arid to make it effec.» J . tlve they must organize. ,-3->'« Doubtful About Picketing. * Mr. • Mulvaney admjtteij that * he ( did not entirely approve of p)ck.et- Ing, but asserted, that it was appar- '. ently the only'method'by which ,th§» l truths of th'ei ."Farmers' Holiday movement could be brought home~ t(> all the, .farmers. PlpketingT^ha, claimed, i& used merely tP Te/icb, farmers who'can not affor4 to r^adT a newspaper, listen to'a radio,'4)B* attend -meetings,^ i _ , ^ ^ Mr, Mulvaney defended'the use. of'^ non-farm' helpers' in the movement^; jj such as unemployed who 1 havef' '"" ed''in picketing'near Dea * These unemployed, he sal been wjth empty stomachs -,, that they realize (better 'even r-ww.s farmers that prices of agricultural i products must 'come back" buffer " they., can again have Joha.-)>'^ihi farmers or business men, t'<Wj|l£ stand the movement, they.tajyo^i Mr,, Mnlvaney ( as9erted. ""— —- 1 ployed,have "plenty of t to'thjnk ahd'understaw are; strongly in' fevor. Ooetall vaney,BaJd., J» cetye .cost of. p^wte,., w small business m.aji *>yerh^ad,H Mr, that bTusjnerc «9«n. gona are In^^'ftf ' • tf ; ~ s r- Moiqcmif

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