Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on September 29, 1932 · Page 4
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, September 29, 1932
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the at Algtma,- Iowa, under the of March 2, 1879. TERMS OP SUBSCRIPTION KosButh county t>6stoff!<ies and of ttift cothmlMlon «Vote the time nec*Maty to ac- WfeMt thentmive* with, thd situation, sufficiently to eterclse any better, judgment than that of members-of the boards under them. "VVhat'Hkell- hood la there, for example, that any commission could be better posted •on what is required in the case of county levies than the board of supervisors? »V i».v/Dowvii \f\f\tit\.y fjuoivii,iuc:0 O.I1U i nAfVIHAt*QY fcortering postofflees at Armstrong. p t7t „ IM "">»"•* « •«» * « Bode, Brltt, Buffalo Center, Cor- 1 " te possible that the right of np.- wlth, Cylinder, Elmore*, Hutching, Wvermore, Ottosen, Bake, jRlnsr- •ted, Rodman, Stllson, West Offend, and Woden, yejfr ,_.i..._l3.00 •—To all other U. S. Postoffices, year ._„ ^2.60 AIJti subscriptions for papers going •%• points within the county and out- <Mhe-county points named under No. .1 above are considered continuing Mbacrlptlons to be discontinued only •• notice from subscribers or at pub- IMter's discretion. Subscriptions going .t* non-county points not named under Ko. 1 above will be discontinued without notice one month after expiration of time paid for, if not renewed, kut time for payment will be extended If requested in writing. THE PROPOSAL FOR COUNTY TAX COMMISSIONS The joint legislative comittee on tax reduction gave out a recommen- • elation Friday that the next general assembly make provision for a bud- .get commission in every county empowered to reduce levies of the "board of supervisors and all sub- county boards which fix levies. The idea would be elect a nonpartisan commission of five' owners •of taxable real estate in each county 'to serve without pay. The commis- -•sion would be an appeal board to '"which any tax-payer aggrieved oy any levy not fixed by law could take 3ils case; or the commission could of its own volition bring up any such levy and order.it reduced. The suggested reason for such a 'board is that at present the ag- ..grleved taxpayer can appeal only to the very board which fixed the levy -which he wants cut; but the board, shaving considered and adopted the ;levy, is likely to be prejudiced in ifavor of its own action, which leaves -the complainant helpless to obtain cam impartial hearing. This proposal seems to belong to class of schemes which look -gpod on paper but will not stand close examination. For one thing it is another assault on local government in the interest of centralization, same It would be met with the popular opposition which •would react on •which, ^whatever Idlled the county assessor bill two :years ago and with it dragged the atate Income tax down to defeat. The Swea City school board, for ^example, or the Lakota town council, would not be likely to take kindly to revision of levies by any "higher but non-local authority, and it is probable that either would be supported by local sentiment. This the commission, it might think, •would ordinarily approve the action of the local authorities. Thus practically nothing would be gained, and the only result would be.,"the addition of a useless cog to our governmental machinery. It may well be doubted also that such a commission would be as well able to pass on levies as the boards ivhich originate them. These boards liave the experience and the facts needed to fix levies. Serving without pay, it is hardly • likely that peal to the courts, as well aa 'the discretion of the courts, could ,.. be liberalized with benefit, but' .the commission Idea seems fantastic and unworkable. REFLECTIONS OJf THE TAttJE'•' OF 8TBAW POLLS.,,', ;' Aw It Is usually difficult to say . how, much faith can be put In political straw polls. . ot.". 'r-J ; '. They are a good : newspaper, and undoubtedly < they . K have ; some bearing on trends • pf. popular.-opUif on. .f.•!•;;;:•> ••,,}, One trouble with them < ls,< 'that they are serviceable only as,-indleat- ng the trend when the polloi Is :aken. They make no allowance for the change of sentiment which often occurs In the last weeks of a cam- jalgn. Thus it is likely that in 1896 a straw poll up to September 1, or even two weeks later, would have ndicated Bryan's election. It turned out, however, that In the two months before November there was an immense change of sentiment vhich elected McKinley. In 1916 a poll 'taken any time' before Candidate Hughes made his our of the west and snubbed Senator Johnson In California would )robably have Indicated defeat of President Wilson. In times of crisis such as we have this year the main trouble with straw polls Is 'that the percentage of cranks who vote, while steady-gong people refrain from voting, is unusually large. The enthusiast and the political rank tend to sleze opportunities to boost their candidate, while people tvlth lesser political temperatures :end to keep out. In times of poll- :lcal revolt, too, many people, affected by the prevalent mass psychology but not ready to acknowledge change of political complexion, refrain from voting because they a.re not yet quite certain how they want to vote. This year the number of people who will spend 3c on postage to take part in a straw poll is limited, and this also tends to give the enthusiasts and the cranks the edge In the returns. An enthusiast or crank may have only 3c Irt his pockets, but he will spend it cheerfully to give voice to his sentiments. The Literary Digest poll is apt to be more representative than newspaper polls, .because the Digest pays the postage. Yet a large percentage of Digest ballots serves only to fil wastebaskete. Nothing herein is intended to cas undue reflection on the Register & Tribune's poll. In some degree i shows a present popular trend, an< it therefore has value. The troubl ! th« conTlctlons of people whott opinions are entitled to weight HARD TIMES A*B • HOT IN v. ». ALOHS , Writing from Germany, W. H. Datibendlek, West Bend, remark*: '"Strange to say, conditions here are ientlcal wltih United States condl- olns." Returning European tourists re, quoted likewise as regards not hly. Germany but other countries. . For two months American tourists ave been coming home from sum- iet- .tours abroad. In letters home r .in comment after their return hejy 'have told the same story: hard iniee throughout the world. And vhjen they write or speak they are ot thinking of politics; they are udt giving facts. 'Some lesson there for misguided "eople who attribute the hard times rfjthe United States to Hoover. But is to assess how much. Of course also the reference above to enthusiasts and cranks ar not intended to apply to all wh have voted. Undoubtedly a larg percentage of the vote represenl Swea' City Herald—The agitation or the' immediate pkynieint 6f the wnug can serve, only the purpose of .dvertlslng .the woes of the former aoldlera, 'because the tax-paying public is getting Us back to the wail and showing fight, Mo, Not l«t'§ Change IB KK Knoxvllle Journal—This nation Is all set for a revival of business ac- ivlty if the standards set up by President Hoover and the national administration are upheld; but no man can foresee the results of a change of policy. e\UwiU,let It sink in. It would be vnolly unAmerlcan vlth politics. to mix sense Timely Topics Straw polls show how the wind lows only when they are actually epresentatlve of general opinion; ut It is always difficult to find out vhether that condition exists. For xample, are the democrats, wheth- r by design or otherwise, "packing" he D. M. Register's poll? No one ,an tell, but it would be eaey to do, Except as a demonstration of the olitical temper of the times, the Vlsconsin upset is not particularly ignlflcant. Iowa torles who regarc t as a permanent change of fronl are likely to be disillusioned two 01 our years from now. A crazy nut at Marshalltown vastes 3c postage on an unsigned stter abusing last week's edltorta' n Hoover as "goat" (reprinted In \Iarshalltown T.-R.). It is significant that all the crazies this year are for Roosevelt; which, of course s far from saying that all who sup- lort Roosevelt are crazies. We are much mistaken if Roosevelt's praise of Hiram Johnson did not strike sane observers in all parties as gushing, effusive, overdone and political claptrap unworthy a candidate for the presidency. How ivill California democrats like i rhen the time comes to pick a can dldate to oppose Johnson? It is necessary "to educate tha fellow," remarked Milo Reno, an nouncing a scheme to have 20,00 protesting farmers parade at De Moines when President Hoove comes next Tuesday. To most peo Pie regardless of party it woul seem that Mr. Reno himself needs little education in the rules of com mon courtesy when speaking of the president of the United States. AMottg It* Editor* «, t A Defaulter for Gorernor! Plain Talk (D. M.) — About the )est illustration of misapplied Confidence, of which we can think, is noted In the. case of s^me of our citizens who are disposed to take seriously the candidacy of J. AV Uong for the office of governor o: the state of Iowa. This is written before Milo Reno's speech at the fair grounds. Did he say anything: about the little item of $175,000 in loans which the R. F. C. shelled out to save his insurance companies? Or did he content himself with abusing the government which made the loans possible? HITTER IS THE PENALTY OF THE PRESIDENCY ' • [Forest City Summit.] At the picture show in Forest ilty last week were shown two news reels, the one of Roosevelt' and the other of Hoover. The former was In the act of giving his address in New Jersey and the latter was talking on the white house lawn. : The contrast was bitter—not a political bitterness, but one that shows how bitter is the reward for being president. Roosevelt was gay and positive in his campaign address. Hoover weighted down and obviously weary almost unto death. The penalty of being president of the United States is heavy and long. It seems to us that the most severe threat of punishment a parent could give to his boy: "If you aren't good you may grow up to be president and then you'll be sorry." It does not seem possible that the honor and fame of being president of the United States could compensate for-the awful strain of holding .that...office for an ungrateful people. There must be something wrong somewhere when the position of the highest office America has to offer becomes a burden and an almost unbearable weight. 'True, the times are hard and unusual problems are presented from every hand to President Hoover. But rare is the president of the United States who leaves his office unscarred. Tragedy stalks his trail, bitter is the cup he drinks daily. We are well-known as a thoughtless nation. It might not be a bad idea if we settled down to a little serious consideration of how we would like to be in his shoes when we start off on a bitter attack on the president. When it comes to politics, It seems to us that America is rapidly losing her vaunted, reputation of being a nation of fair- Play. YOUTH FATAlLYIlWl! yiOKOJY A COW A cracked skull suffered .when ft cow kicked him last Thursday iproy,«4/fatal Saturday mofnltigr for t/Bohard, '10-yeaf-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Brne»t Oade, southwest of Wliltteniore. ' : '• • '• *he accldertt occurred "When the youth was alone ,1'n'the'barh, milk- in?;. Me flniahed the • milking, but mid, when he returned to the. house, that a 'cow had kicked him In stomach. He was sick at flftSf tnfti, will be . A. ftext class ««tur* the the stomach that night, but the parent* thought nothing of It, believing-he had only been kicked. The boy had said nothing about being kicked In the hood. The youth was still sick Friday morning, eo he/wa* taken to Dr. J W. AfcCreery's hospital, where the fractured skull was found. The boy (however, told the doctor he had no recollection of a kick In the head Doctor McOreery advised the par enta to take him to Tort Dodge for expert attention, but while they were preparing to go the boy be came worse, and early the' follow ing morning he died. (Funeral services were held Sun day at the Lutheran church, Wes (Bend, the Rev. I. J. KItzman offtcl atlng. The lad was born at Whitte more, and he Is survived, beside his parents, by a younger brother He attended the West Bend coneoli dated school. PERFECT ATTENDANCE AT S. S.JMEWARDED ^Reward pins for perfect attendance at Sunday school were presented to 31 members at_ Presbyterian services Sunday morning by Frank Gelgel, superintendent.. W.' V. Pool has the longest record of perfect attendance, seven years. Six-year records are held by Betty and.Jean Murtagh, Jessie Van Dor- eton, and William Turner, and 5- year records by Thelma Van Dorston, Lyle and Glendora Burbank, and Ruth* and Dorothy Butts. Helene Ostrum'has a 4-year record, and Louise and Clarence Devine 3-year records. Two-year records are. held by Robert Turner, Marcella Bowman, Lee Turner, and Raymond Devlne. Perfect for one year were Wllma and Maxlne Moore, Dorothy and Maxlne Dailey, Robert Smith, • Max- lne Moore, Annette Hanson, Anna Marie and Irene Runtzel, Irene Haines, Merle .and Robert Conklln, Betty Mesing, and Llllle and Elmer j.Durant. Sunday was 'Rally day for the Sunday school., Credit for attendance at other schools during vacation is given, and allowance Is also made for absence because of illness. day at 8:40 a< m. We hop* all oiif children who have reached the age for catechetical instruction will join. The 'period of Instruction, will be every Saturday morning at ».'*0 . . Sunday school next Sunday at 10 a. m. It will be Rally day in our church, when the new Sunday school year begins, and firomotlons will .be made. We desire a special effort to have all our children pre*» ent . . . Divine worship at 11. The children will remain for services. A special musical number will be given by the Junior choir A work of penitence and prayer will be ob-served by pastors and people of the churches of America October 2-8. Are we preparing ourselves for the Every Member Canvass"? , METHODIST, C. V. Hnlse, Pastor —The annual Northwest Iowa'con- ference Is In session at 'Sioux City Headquarters Is Grace church Morningslde. There will be no preaching service at the loca church next Sunday, when all Methodist pastors* will be in attendance at the conference. Sunday echoo will meet at the usual hour. The Woman's Home Missionary society will meet at the church, today at 1:30 for its annual dues-paying luncheon. The neyr president, Mrs. Harry Wilson, !wlll preside. TRINITY LUTHERAN, P. J. liraner, Pastor—Next Sunday:. Only *ehooi. id,.. ( .i rnotati 11 w> in* Trinity 1 ! *eKurcfr evensohg and «er- A v 'io«V German service, 9 a, m. school and Bible class, at Sunday 10. No English service, because the pastor will preach at a mission festival at Whlttemore. Confirmation instruction Saturday, 10 a.' m. The Y. P. S. meets next Tuesday at 8 p. m. at church. Aid meets next week Thursday with Mrs. August Huenhold. Quarterly business meeting of voting members will take place a week from Sunday. CONGREGATION At,' F. J. Clark, Pastor—Next Sunday: S. S. at 10 a. m.; sermon'at 11, theme, VHidden ME-NOYS SOLD BYV,F,W,8IRLS __ ( „_. ._ BV>rget»Me-Noti were «oid here Saturday in an effort to ralae money for relief of World war disabled Veterans, and a total of $66.15 ,Was collected. Of this amount 25 per cent, of |13.77, ia kept for -local relief, and ?6 per cent, or J+1.36, to sent to the state headquarters at DesMolneg. Girls who sold the Forget-Me-wots were 'Valeria Plckett', Ruth .McKee; Jane Hemphill, Gertrude Long, Edith Roeder Irma D. Phillips; 'Isabel Gre'enberg Ida Hatpin, Ha Leffert, Josephine Murtagh, and Marian GOrey. J. A Freeh^also.'helped. T. T. Herbst wag In charge' of the sale. ' PAROLE FOR BANCROFT MAN FROM CHEROKEE REVOKED 'Leonard 'Johnson, .Bancroft, was released Saturday, having completed a sentence'for Intoxication Imposed August '"80, but the same night he was again in limbo, this time on a 5-day sentence, on a like charge County 'officials Investigated his case aiid'.ioiihd that he was on parole frorii'^the Cherokee State hospital'. ,'/The' parole was consequently revoked b'y'^'the county insanity board)'and he was taken; back to Cherokee Tuesday, W.'Gafr.both , M, Arhdorfer, %«at A«fc GOOD Bttle.--<;all 20F5 FOR ' RENT -^ITpT^rr—_ «« house with MEN AND JfOK SAbE -'rvvu WF7T- 'Poland China boars.--R p Lone Rock.—Phone " FOR SALE-POTl iui truckload, or bag. — • DRESSED Delivery any day n Gardner, phone 11P121. MODERN HOUSEFOl nlshed or unfurnished, Phone 627-W or 254. FOR SALE ions. All prices. Whorter, Burt. SLEEPING noo: Board if deslred-can Treasure." be served. The Lord's Supper will The choir will sing "In Pastor Highly Honored. Swea City, Sept. 27 — Otis L. Spurgeon, pastor of the Baptist church here nine or ten years ago, has been nominated for vice president by the Liberty party, according to a Kansas paper. the Hour of Trial," Broome. C. E. at 5 p. m. Important church meeting at 7:30 to act on adoption of new manual and bylaws recommended by church council. The choir meets tonight at 7:15; the pastor's. Bible class every Wednesday at 7:30 p. m., at parsonage. BAPTIST, Arthur S. Hueser, Pns- tor—We are glad to note Increase in interest at all services. A 'few have not got into full swing yet, but we are confident they will soon. Next Sunday night the message will be The Fighting Farmer, and at the 1-1 a. m. service .the pastor will use the subject Then What? We expect to have the rostrum beautifully decorated for the evening service . . . . Sunday school at 10 a. m., B. Y. P. U. at 6:30 p. m. MISUNDERSTANDING CAUSES FI6HT RESULTIN6 IN FINE 'R.''H; Moss, Galbralth, was fined $10 and $3.96 costs by Justice,'Dan-. abn'on the charge of assault and mttery 'filed- by !Chrte ,Jensen.-The. quarrl began' that morning, when Jensen sold-steers to Moss for' $77.' Jensen took'the money, but later thought-he was short-changed. He accosted Moss,- and a fight resulted. In court the evidence of Douglas Reilly,--present when the money was exchanged, was taken. Moss was required to pay Jensen another $10. JUDGE ORDERS MARRIAGE LICENSE FOR ALGQNIANS Judge Davidson ordered a marriage 'license Issued to Irene Walker, 'Whlttemore, and Ocvllle Holdren, Algona, last Thursday to enable them to take advantage of a vacation for a honeymoon which the five-day law would have delayed or cancelled. Other licenses were Issued to Arthur J. Goche and Agnes NAZARENE, A. IV. nnd Hazel Invln, Pastors—Sunday School every Sunday at 9:45. Morning worship, 11, theme, The Reward is Cer- FOR , to sman family at reasonable •Phone 95. —.'BASS HOUJTMOU .piece at Greyhound races Sunday. Leave at Advance. IT Brini YOUK to.lte •FOR BENT-SlfA .town; partly modern.-Cai| | BLACK POLAND CHINA"™ for sale. ' Reasonable prices- Sam Reynolds, Tltonka. Heron FOR ^ horn hens in heavy product^ Hamilton Hatchery, Bancroft. U A FEW CORiDS OP wood wanted by the Advar,c»« subscription accounts, new or o!J| COAL HAULING—cARLOADl 40c per ton; ton lots 50c; t 40c p'er hour. — Durant & phone 4-W. DUROC BOARS FOR SALE; healthy ones from state fair i Buy early, save.—Alfred ml. east, AVhittemore. FOR SALE—BARGAIN, BELLC corn pickers; one for 12-211. Parr; two for Fordson.—Write'i -M. Redelly, Mason City, Iowa, i USED CORN PICKERS FOR S —Fordson Tractor, with .\'lc! & .Shepard picker, mounted; City (picker only); JohnDeerep er-pull picker. All in excellent c dltion nnd will lie sold at your 'own pi-ice.—Swea City Co., Swea. City. CHRISTENSEN BROS. CO. "ALGONA 'S GREATEST STORE" now .announces its New Garments That Are All Fall Style Stars We recommend early buying this season for two strong reasons. First: The assortment is always larger to select from. Second: Since we placed our orders prices on fabrics and furs have both advanced and consequently our later purchases will cost more. We are featuring six exceptional price groups— $12.95 $19.75 $29.75 $39.75 $49.75 $59.75 USE OUR LAY-AWAY PLAN IF YOU DOK'T WANT THE COAT NOW We sell "Albrecht" Fur Coats because they are style right and reliable. Their representative will be her.j with about one hundred coats Friday, October 7th We can save you money on a Fur Coat CHILDREN'S COATS The styles and fabrics are as smart as mother's or big sister's coats. Both of the tailored type and the dressier fur trimmed styles —featured at $3.50 and up Charming Hats That are created from fascinating fabrics and felts and more originally styled and flatteringly draped t.han you can ever remember! Our varied assortment has a hat you'll be sure to want. Featuring two special groups $1.95 ana $2.95 CHRISTENSEN BROS. CO. Fall Opening beginning Thursday, September 29 We are ready to reveal to the women of this community the most extensive showing of Clothes for Fall it has ever been our privilege to display, and now cordially invite your review. Items You'll Need at Special Low Prices Bed Comfortables Part wool single blankets of the double bed size in several dainty plain colors with pretty rainbow stripe borders. A very unusual offering, Fall opening special •**• » ^* j 98c 98c Outing Flannel Full yard-wide outing flannel of an excellent quality with a deep teasel finish. Both light and dark colors to choose from. Pall opening special Wool Dress Goods An excellent quality wool crepe dress goods, 54 inches wide, in colors wine, green, rust, navy, brown, and bright red. Fall opening special Silk Hose "La France" quality full-fashioned hose in both sheer chiffon and service weights, in every wanted new fall shade. Fall opening special 2 PAIR FOR 11.96 Ladies' Hose "Never Mend" pure silk hose in the new fall shades; also silk and wool hose for those who like a warmer stocking. Fall opening special, pair 2 PAIR FOR «9o $1.79 69c . Color Fast Prints Genuine "Invader" finest quality color fast English prints in an endless variety of beautiful patterns and novelty stripes. Fall opening 4 •• special... I I C Part Wool Blankets Large double bed size 70x80 inch part wool double blankets in beautiful colorful plaids in all of the popular colors. Fall opening special : New Fall Silks The new and popular rough silks in. the wanted fall shades. Also' attractive figures and stripes in the new travel prints Pall opening special , Bloomers and Vests Separate bloomers and vests are much in demand. We offer at this time an excellent quality mixed wool-cotton and rayon garment in all sizes—<jolor ivory. Fall opening QA_ special, each J .___ £«f C Kotex and Kleanex Senuine Kotex sanitary nap- tins and Kleaaex in a special )ffering of 2 regular 35c pkgs. )f Kotex and one regular 25c 3kg. of Kleanex—a 95c value fall opening jpecial „ 4M, THROUGH THE STORE YOU WiM, FIND HUNDREDS V OF VALUES EQUAL TO $HOSS WSTED ABOVE Frocks With Individual Charm applies to the new Fall Dresses are versatile, even the sports frock has a formal air about it this season and woolens rival silks for notoriety—both being exquisitely tailored and deftly trimmed. We have been very critical about every garment selected and have fdr your review five very smart assortments. Priced at $3.98 $6.95 $11.75 $16.75 and $19.75 Knitted Garments Popular Clever styled knit garments in the two, and three-piece mpdels, Very tive and .practical, and therefore more i ular than ever. Priced very reasohaWe $3.85 $5.95 one $1-00 $1,95 $2.95 Beautiful Sheet ; .|iU footwear that ajre attuned to the when selected here you also have the or being carefully fltte4 an4 receiving lasting quality, . We are featuring (special values $4,85^15.85 ^^_^ - 'f*-* ** 7 ' " T " B * w ^^^^"^"W5WSWP!ii!^P*WW^^!!BH'W H ?' w ~ CHRISTENSEN BROS. CO,

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