Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on July 5, 1934 · Page 6
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, July 5, 1934
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TPAGE SIX osaut SINTERED AS sraooND CLASS matter December ffl. 1908, at tn» •postofflce at Algous. Iowa, under th« Act ot March 2, 18T9. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION l_To ICossuth county po»tofflces and bordering postofflce* at Armstrong, Bofle, Brltt, Buffalo Center, Cor- wlth, Cylinder, Elmore, Hutchlns, •Llvermore. Ottown, Rake, Rlnp- Btefl. Rodman, SUlaon, West Bend, and Woden, year *2.w> »-To all other U. 8. Postofflees, year . «' ! - 6u ALT., subscriptions for papers going to points within the county and out- of-the-county points named unaer No. 1 above are considered continuing •inscriptions to be discontinued only on notice from subscribers or at pub- Hrtier's discretion. Subscriptions going to non-county points not named under Wo. 1 above will be discontinued -without notice one month alter expiration of time paid for, If not renewed, but time for payment will be extenflfd if requested In writing. •without proof to the contrary the preponderant opinion in both pares holds them under suspicion. . These newspapers are located in eastern Iowa, and the election returns showed that section of the tate preponderantly opposed to Burner. The reasons are a political nystery. In stating their case the lewspapers deal in generalities, al- vays an unsatisfactory method of irgument. KOSSUTH COUNTY ADVANCE. ALQONA. IOWA The Colyum Left Not In too D—4 Setloni T HE REV. W. G. MUHLEMAN. who Is not so "reverend" that he can't crack a joke or tell tall stories, was a welcome guest Monday, June 18, of the Eagle Grove It would clear the atmosphere if R 0 ' t 'ary club, of which he is a for- jne of the newspapers in opposl- nier n ' iem i)er, ai _ _ .ion would set forth clearly and at ongth its grounds, citing specific instances of faults in Governor Turner's record on which it relies to justify its course. In that event Governor Turner and his friends would have a fair opportunity for defense, whereas now they are faced with a blanket indictment which does not admit of argument because nothing specific is alleged. Roman FUHTHER CONSIDERATION OF THE (JKOSS INCOME TAX In the issue of June 14 the Ad-: •Tance carried an editorial in reply lo one in the Spencer. News-Herald ,5n which a South Dakota abstract-; •er's certified statement was quoted to show Governor Turner's taxes on a farm he owns in that state before and after imposition of a gross income tax. The land in question is not owned by Governor Turner but by his brother. That, however makes no diff j «rence as far as the argument is xioncerned. The principles are the •same no matter who owns the land ( except that, as will appear in a moment, it makes a lot of differ- 1 where the owner lives. The Advance's editorial pointed <rut tlhat the reduction cited in Uu! '^lews-Herald's editorial me a n t nothing, since there was no show-* ing that the tax on sales of stock or produce raised on the land did -Bot offset the savings in property taxation. conditions. In its reply quoted on this page 'the News-Herald evades this point. 'The News-Herald takes the position tlhat if. it shows that the grossi income tax cuts property taxation it has done all that is required. The Advance finds this position 'as ridiculous and illogical as the News-Herald finds the Advance's position. If a taxpayer must pay back out of one pocket what he is saved in another, how is he better off as the result of a gross in- 'come tax? Why change from the property tax system unless there is a net saving? If Clay county taxpayers are of the same breed as their Kossuth brethren they will consider these questions neither ridiculous nor illogical, but highly pertinent. In lact they seem to have answered them already, in the primary returns, which gave Turner a heavy lead over Knutson, the gross income taxer. Choice of the Turner farm for the News-Herald's illustration of the benefits of the gross income tax was hardly a happy one for another reason, since it serves also •as an illustration of one of the chief defects of the gross income tax system. The owner of this farm does not 3ive in Soutli Dakota but in Iowa. Presumably he would have to pay 'lie gross income tax on all stock produce sold off the farm, but 'all his other income would escape 'the tax because he is a non-resident. In other words if he reali/.es 3any net saving from the gross income tax he does so at the expense of South Dakota resident taxpayers, •who must dig into their jeans to make up for what he no longer 'Jays in South Dakota taxes. Many, other questions will have 1 to be answered before thinking taxpayers will be ready to espouse 1 tine gross income tax 'system? '»f the railroads and tilve insurance companies, for example? What of -the Bettendorfs, the Maytags, and •others who own great properties 1 the gross income tax system would exempt? And underlying the whole theory of the gross income tax, as of Jother sales taxation, is the ineis- •capable fact tlhat it is not based on <tflie modern principle of ability fto pay. The News-Herald seems to .take it for granted that propqr- tional taxation is fair taxation. proportional taxation is meant ^taxation against everyone at the same percentage. This is outworn and indefensible theory, as the News-Herald will idiscover on consulting any standard text on taxation. Ttoe less able ought to pay taxes at a low- >er rate than the more able. To .hold otherwise is to maintain tha 1 Andrew Mellon and the least able common laborer in Clay coqn- «ty, or anywlfrere el'se, ought to foe TIMELY TOPICS and Ward Barnes, in his Inhuman Interest column, peats three stories by the "Badawa" about the Kentucky moun tain whites among whom he trav lede recently— One of them the speaker describ ed as a lusty tobacco-chewer who could spit through a knothole o hit a crack ten feet away. "I wish I could accurately pic ture this man to you as he spit to the right, to the left, and straight Jin front." "Would this help you out?" asked Sam Middleton, producing a plug of finecut. We can vouch for the above, but not so much about this one. Says the Rev. Will: Their farming operations are primitive. It is At The Call Theatre A Review of the Recent Talkies By T. H. C. Plays Reviewed This Week- Apologia on Man's Castle. Little Miss Marker. The Thin Man. Notes on Censorship. uomaii L,UUIUIIV, •,.—-.-- — dertaken a campaign against salaciousness in motion pictures and to that end are organizing a league of decency members of which are medsed to boycott indecent pictures. That's the effective way to BO about it. Protestants ought to get behind this movement and push. A question of the day which will likelv be settled in the coming year is whether lowans will patronize the new state liquor stores enough to make them profitable. On a national scale the question to be answered, over perhaps a longer period is whether repeal of the 18tn amendment and a new deal as regards intoxicants have bettered bishops have un- a common sight to see a man and uisnwp Thus far since the Roosevelt regime began the program has been recovery. In the next session it will be reform, according to a broad hint given out by the president just before congress adjournment. This doubtless means, in part, further measures looking to the so-called redistribution of wealth via taxation and other means. The middle classes will probably have to stand the bulk of the burden. a cow or calf hitched to a plow, with the woman holding the plow. One time a calf so hitched up ran away, and the woman chased them, and caught the man first. "Don't tackle me, grab the calf," the man shouted, "I'll stand." Apologia* CEVERAL COMPLAINTS have O reached this department from serious-minded, Intelligent critics who disagree with the short and rather impertinent review of Man's Castle given here last week. The production, they claim, had merit, was well acted, and was given high praise by many of the "better" critics. All of which shows us the fallacy of writing reviews of pictures we have not personally seen, so we humbly beg pardon of well- meaning, interested friends who are unquestionably right in their contention that we overstepped a little. HURT GROCER IS WED TO GIRUT FENTON Hurt, July 3—Enos Wrede, Burt grocer, was married Sunday evening at 8 o'clock to Elvira Krause of Fenton. The ceremony took place at the Fenton Lutheran church The Rev. H. L. Wrede,, Garner father of the groom, performed the I ceremony. Anna Wrede, sister o" the groom, was August Krause, bridesmaid, brother of and the And another: "Few mountaineers can read of or these write. an equal plane so far as the jsate of taxation is concerned. The Advance concedes, finally "that -a large part of t/he burden oJ taxation against property shoulc Se removed by resort to sale taxation; but not by either the general sales tax wihich we fiave in Iowa or t!h»5 gross inco;ne tax. The kdnd of satas taxation we ought to taxation have is on the selective sa]es ilvigher-priqei -goods, Uhe kind 'that the poor can- mot buy. The necessities of l|fe should be exempt in any scheme o-J taxation. The News-Herald \yill note tl|a "We do not defend the inequalites oi the property tax system. We recqg- arize tihiem and agree tlhat the} fought to be eliminated, but we do •mat concede that 'tihe gross *BX would turn the trick. "XET US HATE THE CHARTS AGAINST TURNER "When the returns from the pri- "laary election revealed that the republicans had nominated Dan W for governor, the Masp „_„ Globe-tiaWite, th<5 Cedar " ids Gazette, and the Davenp<|>ri *Fimes announced that they woild •wuiiiicri Governor Herrinsr. £ ? JW republican weekly papers followed tl There is no fault to find w "newspapers which support Gover nor Herring because they sincer -think him the better man, l<u *wbere the decision is the result of pique because of political disappointment it is a case of pcor This is cot to say that the news- ;jatpers in question are guilty, lut under the circumstances they mist that ti-ty cannot complain if iy Mark Sullivan argues that there ought to be more republicans in the next congress, but not a majority. The 'democrats ought to have a free hand so long as they can agree. This is good sense. No administration hampered by an opposition majority in either house of ongress can get anywhere, but for he good of the country a vigorous ninority is always needed. A recent Lakota Daily Record published an alleged letter from in alleged Swea City "reader" at- acking Senator Patterson. It might nterest readers of that publication o know that all of its alleged communications bear the earmarks of manufacture in or very near the Record shop. As for the ethics of attacks from ambush—well, it is of course useless to speak of ethics when dealing with fabricators of anonymous libels. A news story from the state old ige assistance commission admits hat only 5.64 per cent of all Rowans subject to the old age head ax paid their dollar between May 5 and June 15. The general run of people will not pay this tax un- ess forced to do so. For the bulk of the people it will merely pile up on the books of the county treasurers, and in the end the property owners, who cannot escape it because it will appear .against their property as a tax lien, will have to :arry three-fourths or more of the Burden—just as usual in the case of new taxes. One time a newspaper subscription solicitor tried to sell his paper to a woman whose husband was hitched to her plow. A sudden gust of wind blew the paper under the man's feet, and he ran away, smashing up the plow so badly that they couldn't use it." Anything Goes, Roy. IVhen Jawn's Potter Gets Married. [Jarney's Own Column.] We went to Sioux City and took in the most high-toned wedding of our career when Jawn Carey's dotter married a lieutenant in the regular array. We saw a wonder- 'ul wedding and had a wonderful time. Thanks Jawn, Jerry, and Mary Louise for the kind invitation. The trip was made in the liigh-powered White car from Spencer, as of course Jawn didn't dare invite us without inviting the Whites. The trip kept us out of town on our usual day for writing this column, so we grabbed the scissors and pastepot and proceeded to swipe a lot of stuff from Old Man Dewel's Algona Advance to fill in this week. It is just as good as we can write, and maybe a little bit better. Leave 'em Alone and They'll Come Home, Etc.—Eh? [Ward Barnes' Column.] One of Win Baker's love birds escaped while they were being given an airing on the lawn. Mr. Baker enlisted the aid of his neighbor, Engineer Josh Billings in a recovery campaign. "Was it the male or the female that got away?" Josh inquired. "It was the male," Win replied. "Well, then, don't worry; he'll be back. We all like to wander away occasionally, but we always come back." SEEN IN MINNESOTA: New roadside jingle advertising a w. k. shaving cream— He had the ring, He had the flat; She felt his chin— And that was that. ONE THING I can hardly understand is how counties situated side Opinions oi Editors KRA Sans Price-Fixing NG. Storm Lake Pilot-Tribune— Comes from Washington word that NRA has turned its back on price fixing. In other words, NRA is singing its swan song. There's no way of stopping chiseling .unless there is definite basis for establishing cost and selling prices. With that out of the picture, NRA becomes valueless—in our business at least. Turner Chances Improved. Britt News-Tribune—Well, even with the Mason City Globe-Gazette, the Cedar Rapids Gazette, the Forest City Summit, and the Manchester Press unloading birdshot in Dan Turner's shirttail, we believe Dan has more than an even chance of beating Gov. Clyde Herring. A few more such shots will tend to make Dan run better anyway. This Query Won't Down. Hampton Chronicle — We are still waiting for Henry Wallace to come forward with a plan that will •boost the prices of farm products. W'hy allow Sock-'em-on-the-Nose Johnson and his NRA to boost the price on everything we (have to buy and keep down the price on everything we have to sell? As the Democrats See It. State Democratic Clipsheet— Turner won the gubernatorial nomination of the republicans, and now Colflesh, the runner-up, and Mayor Edwin C. Manning, OU'umwa, chief supporter of Colflesh, pledge their support to the nominee regardless of the,past! AH of which reminds one that there may be spoiling cheese in Denmark, or that an agreement has been made for the single purpose of defeating Gov- by side should vary so greatly in political tastes. Maybe Dewel, of Algona, or Prewitt, of Forest City, can tell me what's wrong with Hancock.—R. R. Roberts in Britt News-Tribune. Since Mr. Dewel has the place of honor in the query, we will yield to his superior wisdom—however with reservations,—W. R. Prewitt in Forest City Summit. Well, fellows, of course the main reason why Kossuth went hell bent for the right candidate for governor, while Hancock was lee astray on an "ism" and Winnebago almost turned "red" for Short, was that Kossuth had competent editorial advi—aw, boys, you say it! INDEPENDENT as H — (Huey Long, if you prefer), H. S. M. disdained to accept the Colyum's suggestion that he save a' line am avoid awkward whiting space ai the left by printing signatures this way— Tiie Question F«r»».*rs Ask. Lyon County Tteporter Lyon farmerjs J&Ve had faith in Secretary ot Agricultue Wallace. They inaintain that faith, but it's no longer the blind variety. When they hear him and his fellow cabinet members tell of improvement in the condition of agriculture, they take it with moderation. When they read in his paper, Wallaces' Farmer, that the farm income is higher than it was a year ago, they admit it—and ask, "And what of the price we pay for everything WS buy?" Mason City —SALLY. But anyhow he got the main idea for in the June 23 Over the Coffee he printed one this way — —Sally, Mason City. This service was free. P. S. He went the whole way June 24. Accusation of disdain withdrawn. TRIBUTE TO A LIBRARIAN There she sits at the desk all day While people come and go away, Dainty and cool in summer frock On silvered head no misplaced lock Saying "Hello" with sunny smile And if not busy chats a while, Or answers questions, in soft voice The while she quiets sudden noise Always ready at one's command To come and lend a helping hand, And quick to serve you she will look Through ev'ry shelf for wanted book — And books may come and books may go, Yet ev'ry one she seems to knijw . . I'm sure that all would miss her face If someone else should take her place. "-.. — POLLYS KNUDSEN, THE MOST RABID republican cannot but admit that on the whole the county democratic resolutions are pretty well got up, but perhaps the_writ6r, on reflection, would consent to recast the phrase in which the president is accused of having steered the Ship of State into "becalmed" waters. TAKE IT FROM ,US, there is more truth than poetry in these lines — Man's an enigma, we are told; When it's hot he wants it cold; When it's cold he wants it hot; Always wanting what is not. TORNADO AT RAKE LEAVES RUIN IN WAKE.— Banner line in the June 21st Kossuth Daily Record, Lakota. Meter, rhyme, scansion! —ALIEN. L ITTLE MISS MARKER proves a point we have often made- there is a lot more sawdust than brains out in Hollywood. How any intelligent producer could cast a sweet, lovable, adorable little tot (the only child-actress we have ever seen who did not give us a decided pain in the neck) in a rough, uninspired, completely worthless story of gamblers, gangsters, and molls is a mystery to us. Shirley Temple is unquestionably one of the dearest, most captivating pieces of infant femininity who has ever found way to screen or stage. She has a spontaneity, an almost naive immaturity which is completely disarming, and she wins you over before you have a chance to "get set." Yet with this little diamond-in- the-rough in their possession, the rattle-brained producers proceed to exploit the miniature screen personality with as lousy a plot as anything we have seen in weeks. And to add insult in injury, they make her sing a song about a "son- f-a-gun"—positively unpardonable. Little Miss Marker—the play we mean—is a disgrace to the screen ndustry, an insult to intelligence; ,nd a blot on the fair name of one if the dearest, sweetest little kid- ies who ever tottered in a studio ihame! shame shame! we say in ighteous indignation. FOR LIFE comes not from ^ the dull routine of the expected ut rather in the exciting uncer- ainties of the mysterious future Ocassionally, even in Hollywood, an orchid grows; even more infrequently a really intelligent cinema tirs us out of lethargy. To Myrna Loy and William Powell belong the credit for giving to he screen the first sharply cut authentic picture of a happily married, modern couple. The Thin Man s much more than a mere murder mystery: it is an epoch of the screen in the delightfully refresh- ng, naive manner in which it handles marriage. For the first time on any screen as a sideshow barker would say] we have the "sacred old institution" stripped of sentimental tinse' and Babbitish romanticism, and we iee a human man and a human woman, both intelligent-thinking ilaying, achieving. So rare has this phenomena become in both book and play that The Thin Man stands out as one of the wonders of the age of so-called enlightenment. Basically this is a detective mystery story, and it is well acted with the usual unimportant char acters playing important roles. We found out before we went who the real murderer was so we wouldn lose any enjoyment of the story in trying to figure out the mystery. What really appealed to us was the intelligent, sane portrayal o Myrna Loy and William Powell as wife and husband a la 1934. Hen are wit, intelligence, understand ing, sympathy, all the overlooke< qualities which make a happy dom estic life combined to provide capital evening's entertainment. And don't forget Scotty, the mos sophisticated canine in screendom not excepting Rin-Tin-Tin. How many of the audience caught th flash of Scotty's Christmas present Or appreciated the significance of those numerous "stops" during a walk down the boulevard? Oh boy —what a show! TV/TUCK as we dislike being drag- IYJ - ged into a censorship fight (being biased in favor of an intelligent and reasonable freedom of thought and action) we must report progress which is being made locally. Two pictures of questionable merit have been reviewed in advance and definitely discarded by Manager Rice. They are Doctor Monica, featuring the beautiful and talented Kay Francis, and Born To Be Bad, with Loretta Young equally lovely and charming, in the title role. Both pictures are undisguised smut without merit and without reason. The producer is crazy to try to sell them, an an exhibitor would be crazier to show them. 'So, again, we give Manager Rice credit for courage in refusing to run cheap, shoddy, vulgar examples of cinema imbecilities. Patrons of the Call need not feel (as we always do with censored things) that someone else is doing thinking for us, for Manager Rice is simply bride, was best man. Harold Wrede and Edmund Krause, younger bro thers of the groom and bride, wer ushers. The bridal party wer served dinner at 6 o'clock and re fresliments were served to th guests at the reception at 11 o clock. The young couple are a home in the Mrs. Fred Yopp rooms . Wrede came to Burt this sprin nd is a member of the grocer rm, Wrede and Krause. His brid ; the daughter of Mr. and Mrs ius Krause, Fenton, and taugl Etst year in the Garner schoo ,hcre Mr. Wrede made her ac aniutance. Spencer Paper Defends Gross Income Taxes [Spencer News-Herald,] "It seems that The News-Herald ms a clear case against Dan Turner. Also it seems that Mr. Turner las not been acting In the best of aith with the voters."—Humboldt Republican. "To pay taxes out of one pocket nstead of another is no .relief. Yet by the terms of The News-Herajd a own argument that is all that haa been done In the governor's case, —Algona Advance. The News-Herald reprints these two quotations from two Iowa newspapers which commented at length last week on our editorial regarding the gross income tax In South Dakota and the saving this tax had effected In the case of former Governor Dan Turner who owns property in Hanson county, that state. The Humboldt paper reproduced a major part of The News-Herald's editorial and then summed up Its own opinion in the words quoted abore. The Algona paper, a loyal Turner supporter at all times, tried to answer the editorial and sent a copy of its answer ahead of publication to The Spencer Reporter, but the whole story so far as their arguments are concerned is wrapped up in the quotation credited to them. We admit that both the Humboldt. and Algona papers are right. We admit that we have made a clear case against Mr. Turner, and we admit that If taxes are saved to property owners by reason of a gross income tax the money must come out of some other pocket. That's exactly what we have been preaching for all these years. We want every one to pay taxes and we want every one to pay taxes based on his income with no exemptions. If Mr. Turner or any one else who owns property has an income from some other source we want him to pay on that income, but we want the tax taken off the property. We have read lots of arguments against the gross income tax but we have never read one so ridiculous as that put Up by the Algona paper. The logic of some editors Is past all understanding. They write and write and write and when they get done they haven't said anything worth reading. What we want the Algona editor to do is to tell us whether or not Dan Turner had his property taxes in South Dakota reduced, and if, as he admits for the sake of argument, the gross income tax did it, what else is there to say? If Dan Turner had other income in South Dakota we want him to pay on that other income, but that's not the question moi-nlnR.it is Bevoraw corn net building next forme, I ;arage. Thooom,;^. 8 ' 0 '^! ™<1 Plnni to , m> Algona ' to cm '"' - experience in for more tlm n 2G • r V? man "' Cl man, sains *ort«l C.0,1 CALL JULIAN Telephone 510 • — Housewiring, other electrical rep3 Over 300 Dresd insisting on QUALITY Now Repriced for Quick] Action Styles for every occasion — for wear right now and straight through into mil- Sheer, plain crepes, prints. Here's an opportunity to get a summer dress at a rare saT- ing. Plenty of pastels and white included, There's a splendid selection of women's ano misses' sizes to begin with—but come earij for values like these will go in a hurry. Values to $6.95 Values to $10,95 | - Other price groups in * VALUES T0 * 15 JMUIB T0 $16 - 50 $ 8.95 $ 10.95 VALUES TO OT Our Lower Floor— Algona's Bargain Spot .. Brookside Golfers ^ Lose To Ringsted In Tourney Sunday The BixJbkside Golf club ihad a tournament with Ringsted players! on the local course Sunday, and the locals lost by 11 points. A week from. Sunday the locals will play at Ringsted in a return matcili'. Tine club recently bousiat a new lawnmower which inows a width of 7 feet 2 inches. It is horse- drawn and. Mas three 30 inoh gang mowers. The course in now in excellent condition. •Henry Douglas, Northwestern. employe, came within four inches of making a hole in one on tihe Silk Dresses Values to $8.00 ';*,. for green Sunday, The fairway 157 y$.rils long, and par is 3. He holed in wM a birdie 2. $2.98 ..'"' , Wash Dresses Values to $1.50 for 83c Summer Dresses Values to $2.98 for $1.39 Children's Drew for 98c W marked 7^ ~~ ?** ~, ™*f ~ bathin * 8uiU ~ *»<* »W ™** *» m ™" * rg marked very cheap for quick sale. i Clearance Prices In All Sections of Our Store \ Christensen Bros. Co "Algona'* Greatest Store*'

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