Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on November 9, 1937 · Page 6
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EDITORIAL PAGES •NTEJU3D AS SE3COND CI.ASS MATTER 0E- ewnbor 31. 1908, at the postofflce at Algona, Iowa, under the Act of March 2, 1879. TERMS OP SUBSCRIPTION t-To Kossuth county postofflces and ''bordering poatofflces at Armstrong, Bode, Brltt, Buffalo Center, Corwlth, Cylinder, Eltnore, Hutchlns, LJVermore. Ottosen, Rake, Rlngsted," Rodman, Stilson, West Bend, and Woden, year____J1.50 I—Advance and Upper Des Molnes both to same address at any postofflce In Kossuth county or any neighboring postofflce named In No. 1, year - $2.50 I—Advance alone to all other postofflces, year $2.50 *—Advance and Upper Des Molnes both to same address at all postofflces not excepUd In No. 1, _ $4.00 S M T «' — r for papers going to points Within the county and out-of-the-county points named under No. 1 1937 above are considered continuing subscriptions to bo discontinued only on notice from syb- scrlbers or at publisher's discretion. S u b - scriptlons going to non- county points not named under No 1 above will b e discontinued without notice on» month after explratlor of time paid for, If not . renewed, but time for payment will be extended If requested In writing. 123456 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 1920 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 As An Observer Sees the Syndicated Writers Kossuth readers of syndicated editorial writers are familiar with the work of Sullivan, .Lippmann, Kent, Jay Franklin, David Law- fence, tind, latterly, Dorothy Thompson. Sullivan, Lippmann, Kent, and Franklin are fea- ,tured by the Des Moines Register; Lawrence and Miss Thompson (Mrs. Sinclair Lewis), by ,tho Des Moines Evening Tribune. Many readers regard Sullivan as dean of the syndicated editorial writers. One reason may be that he is eldest in point of age and also in point of syndication. Other readers regard Lippmann as ablest. A common verdict might be that Kent and Franklin are extremists in opposite directions. Lawrence seems rather dry, but Miss Thompson is brilliant. Of the six writers all but Franklin are criti- ctil of the Roosevelt regime. Lippmann is perhaps fairest. A democrat he was for some years editor of the New York World, which, though now deceased, was for a generation or two considered the country's leading democratic newspaper. To begin with, Lippmann was in accord with the Roosevelt administration, but when the president veered away from democratic tradition Lippmann could not follow, and during the last two or three years he has grown increasingly critical. Last fall he voted for Landon. In spite of the break with the administration, Lippmann endeavors to be fair. He differs also from all the other writers named in that he does not always write on domestic politics. He takes more of a world view than the rest and now and then writes on international topics. His work is brilliant, logical, and convincing. Anyone who likes good English and powerful debate is apt to be fascinated by Lippmann. Sullivan appeals most to many readers because he dwells on affairs they know about, makes an obvious, if labored, attempt to be fair, and writes with meticulous care. Perhaps most of his followers are of the aged class, meaning, say, from 50 years up. This is doubtless because he matured before the World war lines once broke dally in every big newspaper in the country, writes now with astonishing candor and freedom about the administration of which he was once a part, and It must be conceded that he also writes brilliantly, as if he had not devoted a lifetime to soldiering but had been born to the trade of newspaper correspondent. Lowdown from Washington on a New Farm Bill Private comment from a qualified Washington source on new farm, bill prospects is Interesting. Apparently we of the Farm Bureau belt do not get all the news in the newspapers. We are therefore apt to take it for granted that what the Farm Bureau wants is about all there is to it, whereas in fact the case seems to be complicated. No bill will be enacted at the special session, if grapevine news is to be relied upon. Enactment may take place in mid-January or a month later. The Farm Bureau will try to force action on its bill, but It will get no more than headline consideration. The AAA may have a bill of its own but will not introduce It early. There is no widespread demand for a bill of any kind. Only Roosevelt, Wallace, Ed O'Neal, Farm Bureau president, and Earl Smith seem hot for a .new bill. Roosevelt thinks the country needs it, also that democrats up for reelection in 1938 need it. "O'Neal-Smith "want it because three or four of their state groups want it." Farm organizations other than the Farm Bureau are against the O'Neal-Smith bill. Chairman Jones, of the House agricultural committee, will have a lot to say about the new farm bill, if any, and he is for his own bill, which is based on the present Soil Conservation act. The Grange, maybe also the Farmers Union, will stand with Jones. The Farm Bureau leaders want drastic crop control and heavy government subsidies. The Senate agricultural committee will probably favor the Jones bill. There may be a big fight over corn provisions. Wallace's normal granary idea isn't meeting with much favor in Washington. If the Farm Bureau bill goes through, the cost may be something like a billion dollars a year—as much as the whole government cost 25 years ago. This is causing official concern, particularly in view of the present need and attempt to balance the budget. Even Roosevelt recently remarked that plain folks "realize that persistent subsidies ultimately bankrupt government." So there will be a great struggle in congress this winter over the farm bill, and everyone interested in the question in this section of the country should take reports from Washington with large doses of salt. The foregoing views are the views of a private Washington -news-letter service and are to be taken for whatever the reader considers them worth. This newspaper is expressing no opinion. The COL YUM Let's Not lie Too D—d Serlois. r PHE OTHER WEEK the Colyum clipped from the Webster City Freeman a schoolgirl's definition of a bolt and a nut. Though In the most untechnlcal language, the description showed that the girl knew what a bolt and a nut were.^so the Colyum gave her a passing grade. Now, in the Mason City Globe-Gazette, the whllome state secretary of agriculture, Mr. Murray, former Buffalo Center farmer, who has turned free-style poet and is syndicating his stuff, has accepted the Colyum's verdict, as may be seen by perusal of the following lines—• A certain young lady, whose name I shan't tell, Was writing a test and doing quite well 'Till she came to a question which asked to explain "What's a hut and a bolt, or are they the same?" With her tongue in her cheek the maiden then wrote A glowing description which I'll try to quote— "A bolt is a thing like a long iron stick With a bunch on one end," (this much she wrote quick), Then studied a moment and started another)— "With scratching all wound around on the other; And a nut's like a bolt, only different," she wrote, Then shifted her gum and added this note— "Just a square ring of iron and really quite droll It has wrinkles around the inside of the hole." And the startled instructor just read it and gasped, Then gave her an "A" and said she had passed. Hodgepodge Webster—A stew of radons Ingredients I a mixture. Well, Iowa : held a 10-polnt, lead over Minnesota for a few minutes anyway. Too much power In the Gophers on the rebound from the Notre Dame beating. Visited * « * * Word Barn&'s Eagle Timely Topics The teachers are again after pensions. Won't it be lovely when all of us spend the! evening of our lives on pensions that we didn't I ALBERT EISELE, attention! The lines addressed to "Sweet Cork" have been found by a Colyum fan who though 70 possesses a better memory than yours or ours. Listen— With deep affection and recollection I often think of those shandon bells, Whose sounds so wild would, in days of childhood, Fling round my cradle their magic spells. On this I ponder where'er I wander, And thus grown fonder, sweet cork, of thee, With thy bells of Shandon, that sound so grand on The pleasant waters of the river Lee. And here is what T. C. S. of Irish descent, who dug up the venerable lines, has to say— The lines you refer to appear in The Bells of Shandon. The author was Francis Mahoney (Father Prout), born in 1805, not a well known poet; but his work has a lilt and swing dear to the descendants of that fair but frisky isle which has contributed so much to the gaiety of nations. SOME OF THE exasperating bums who pay no attention to collection letters would soothe irate feelings of creditors if they had sense enough to emulate a debtor that Damfino tells about. This guy returned a statement with the notation— Please Rend Matthew, 18-29. And when the creditor searched around for a bible and finally had to borrow one from the preacher he found this— And his fellow servant fell down at his feet, and besought him, saying, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. and prefers the society and government of that j silve for when we were able to do so ? Jus t ,era to the present upsetting regime. But it "° W U , le fly in , the ° in t™nt is that so many of us have to dig up to provide pensions but may surprise some observers to know that he; sct none ourselves—farmers and editors, for regards himself as ;i progressive. In his youth example. he wius an ardent disciple of Theodore Roose- To bo{ ,j n wilh everybody applauded the veil. Thi.s present writer, with background piesident's Chicago speech in which he con- and beliefs largely the same, confesses a weak- demned Japan and the European dictators se- n.'ss for Sullivan . verely. But after a few days the implications ! began to sink in and the outcome was coun- Kent and Franklin may be regarded as off- ^ trywide protest against utterances which setting each other. The former, a veteran, might lead to war. This country is almost Washington correspondent, writes for the Bal- ! unanimously and decidedly against any more democratic newspaper " lekin * cl ^tnuts out of the fire for foreign timore Sun. a great with southern traditions. The Sun has almost from the fir.st been sharply, sometimes bitterly, critical of the Roosevelt administration. Kent'3 views, though iiulepCMidt'iitly arrived at, thus i'gree with his newspaper's. Thoroughly familiar with Washington affairs and national polities, keen, brilliant in a way different from Lippmann, Kent i.s master of a bitter, cutting £tyle of criticism which offends many readers who.se sympathies are. against the administration but whi fairness. wish K5 maintain an attitude of countries. If a prediction may be ventured, it will be a good many years yet before public opinion in Iowa will endorse consoldiation of counties merely to save a little money. Local government costs something, of course, but it is worth it. The present tendency towards centralization is at bottom the most dangerous menace that faces the future of American freedom. • Many times in the past, and decisively, Secretary Wallace has declared himself against compulsory crop control, but now he is re- i.-> not .so culling. He more ruthless. Of almost, if no, quite, the ex . . ,. , . . . , , tremc lett, he does not hesitate to condemn the high priesus of his own cult when they sidestep ,. , . ., , , . ,„, , , eon.c of the vagaries of lotusm. Thus he has ported to be fathering a bill to that end. Sole among agricultural organizations, the Farm Jay iM-anklm goes as far one way as Kent • Bureau is .supporting the scheme. Maybe it is docs in iho opposite- direction, though his style ! the only way, but, like all attempts to abridge is, nevertheless, even, individual freedom, the plan needs searching debate and sober thinking. The human race has always to remember the story of Esau. On the whole, republicans are entitled to i some encouragement over results in recent local elections, but there is nothing yet to be abused the senators who stood out against : exu herant about. Nevertheless there is at court-packing, though they are mostly men ! least some faint indication that the public is at with liberal records lonir antedating Roose-! last becoming "fed up" with political nos- velt's. He has also turned savagely'on W al- ilnlms - This is ll ™t ural psychological reac- ... . .,,',,, i'loin which every party in power has to meet lace and other democratic leaders, and lately ! m ( , uo , imo You can>t keep tne people ,, keyed he has grown critical of Farley and oven! Ui >" forever. Roosevelt. Thi| . (i tonu lalkj for , md against> is aga i n Franklin is a ward of the Register and Trib- prevalent, and it will increase from now on une, which made him a syndicated columnist.!" 11 1!l4 "- Thc president cannot be blamed, a .. ,. ,,, , . , ,„ ,, iihis siago. for keeping his mouth shut. An- When "discovered" he wa.s an uul to '1 unwell { „„„„,.,.„•„„, now J,^^ win not run agalr .UK! wa.s drawing a $0,111111 government salary. | wnu i (1 ,, um u)1 llis program for the rest of his .Without intention to deceive, but somewhat ] second term, for every politician would in tha unfortunately (as the Register and Tribune Invent be looking not to him for a program bu later editorially conceded), he was introduced: 10 lhe possibilities for the succession, as a syndicated writer without the explanation What a fine thing it would be for Algona i that he was writing under a nom do plume. His •««» <•»/ officials and citizens were now to _. . ,. , . . undertake, say, a five-year plan, or even a real surname is carter. Franklins writings th ,. c . 0 . vear pltlni lo consolidate gains in th> give the impression that he belongs to the j, OWI1 ', s appearance by pursuing mopping in class of leftists who will stop short of nothing operauoii.s to improve streets, wreck unsight to "make America over" (as Tugwell once ex-: l> r " 1(1 buildings, and in general make a "spot , , . , , , , -,, . . ,, , i less" town. It can be done, and in the ent pressed a desire to do) and will instantly turn nolninf , WI)U , d be more to OU] . advanta ge. Ii on any leader who fails them. Though they |lnfvso modern times -we have national and state would deny it, Roosevelt is to them only a ."planning" bodies. Why not the same for lo Kerensky. j t;i1 communities? One other syndicated writer of the day, a |~ late comer but a vigorous one, with an unmistakable. "punch,' 1 and even more interesting than that of any of the others (though perhaps largely because of the novelty), deserves mention here. This is no less a personage than Opinions of Editors Albert's Fiiilh lii-glus to Falter. Albert Ki.sele in Blue Earth Post — Well Gen 'Hugh Johnson, erstwhile"high pritwt of 'speaking about the New Deal blowing up, ha , ' ,,,••, ,- rn " I'fully done just that? We don't know. In high priests in the Roosevelt administuition. l aications urc> however . that tbe New Deal anc Unfortunately ho is not yet numbered among | rtoosevelt are beginning to stagger. Two fact the Register and Tribune's great galaxy of syn-:are beginning to make themselves clear to th dicatad writers, but his daily emanations may!'"™ '« the street and the farmer behind th barn, and these facts are (1), the record be found in some Chicago and eastern news- breaking national debt, and (2) the realization papers. The doughty general, whose banner t jj at Roosevelt is a poor loser. DR. LOGAN CLENDENING, who writes a syndicated medical column for newspapers, hinks some of the much publicized vitamins need to be added to the restricted diet of bales, but doubts whether adults pursing mixed diets njeed them. True, Ralph the Rat has re- ponded nobly to vitamins; but, then, Ralph is omething else than human. And that gives he "Doc" an opportunity to spring a bit of erse about Ralph— Oh! finejjnd fat was Ralph the Rat, And his e.ye was a clear, cold grey; How mournful that he ate less fat, As day succeeded day, Till he found each cornea, daily hornier, Lacking its Vitamin A; "I missed my Vitamin A, my dears!" That rat was heard to say, "And you'll find your eyes will keratinize-* If you miss your Vitamin A." "Get horny," to you. .NEARLY ALL THE correspondents, also others who turned in stories last week, made t "Hallowe'en." They won't believe it till they look it up, but there is no apostrophe in it. Lost many decades ago by universal practice, as in ''its," meaning the possessive. And, as usual, some of the correspondents make it "eve"—as in "Saturday eve," when they mean "evening." Come, now, think it out: Does "Christmas eve" mean the evening of Christmas day? And consider what is meant when you read that a thing is "on the eve" of happening. WELL, the W. C. T. U. is even active In Egypt. Listen to this poster, known as "the D. D.'s"— Drinking 'Dulls the Driver's Dread of Danger. Does Drinking Dull the Driver's Dread of Danger? ,» If Drinking Dulls the Driver's Dread of Daner, Dangers Dog . the Drinking What Dreadful Driver! Drivers of what—camels (not to say Chesterfields.)? NOT A NEWSPAPER writer in the wide world but now and then roils the circumam- bient atmosphere with explosives over dumb errors that get past the proof-reader. Frin- stance there was Bob Ingram, Albia columnist, who once began a column with, "I am now ready to write my weekly stint," and he still suspects the innocent linotypist of making it "stink" on purpose! HARRISON the Younger, of the Oakland Acorn, and H. Ward Barnes are having a debate on whether 'tis best to use "we" or "I" in, colyums and elsewhere in newspapers. If the lads will think it out and do a little practicing they will find that it is seldom necessary to use either and the colyum or whatnot will look and sound the better for it. Sign in a Roadside Euts Shuck. [Northwood Anchor.] Mary had a little lamb. What'll you have? SPEAKING OF ODD names, at Racine, Wis., there lives, or did live, a man named Oofty Goofty Bowman. Lord, what monikers! ' —ALIEN. Grove office before the Algona- Eagle Grove game Saturday. Curious because Ward has insisted he did not have the filthy lucre to outdo the Advance's layout—says Ward! But he has a private office with walls going to the celling, Venetian blinds, and all the trimmings la the offce. And, believe It or not, Ward has a pocket in the front office counter to keep a gun for defense against robbers. And he says he doesn't have money! * * * * Algona high school's football team is the only one in the conference that hasn't been beaten this won or lost Thursday afternoon at year. The championship will be Humboldt. A good crowd went to Wednesday's Eagle Grove game. A bigger crowd should go Thursday to Humboldt. * * * * An Algona woman asked for "Old Fashioned" glasses (to hold that well-known exhilarating drink call- by that name), and was non-pluss- ed when the salesperson said, "Oh, yes, you mean the kind our grandma used to have—heavy, thick, ones—. No, we don't have them but we have several kinds of glasses." The "girl" situation in Algona is alarming, according to reports of various housewives. It is difficult to find a girl to stay evenings with children, and girls for housework are really scarpe. * * * * It's amazing to see the change come in the Roosevelt second administration— the change away from the badgering of business to a helpfulness, or at least a non- Interference. Business has been the whipping boy for the administration long enough—too long for the good health of business, and when that health is impaired the administration must take its own whippings. The days when everything could be blamed on business have one. * • • • There's considerable of a fuss about the duke and duchess refus- ng to come to the United States because of labor's internal scrap A'hich might cause trouble. We don't blame the duke for telling the would-be entertainers to go stay put for awhile. After all, the duke took the course he did because there was too much monkey- diddling with his private interests and life, and he is running true to form in maintaining his right to his life the way he wants to lead it. * * * » On State street Sunday morning was a girl not more than 10 years old wearing shoes with heels more than two inches high. Plutarch, who lived from 46 to 125 A. D., is most noted for his 'Lives" in which he protrayed, sometimes rather ruthlessly, the great and near-great' of his times. But Plutarch a was also human, and a letter written to a nearly married couple at the time of the marriage, shows not only that Plutarch was a smart fellow, but that human nature has not changed much n some 2000 years. A portion of the letter follows (And those who ike a little philosphy about mar- •ied life would profit, or at least enjoy it, by reading the entire discourse) : » » * * "Fire takes speedy hold of straw or hare's fur, but soon goes out igain, unless fed with an addition of more fuel. Thus that same love, whose flames are nourished only by the heat of youth and looser harms of beauty, seldom proves of long continuance or grows to wedlock maturity,"unless it have taken a deep root in conformity of nanners, and mutual affection be enlivened by the intermixture of souls as well, while prudence and discretion feed the noble flames." * • • • * Don't take too much stock in the rumors that Japan and China are going to get together for a peaceful settlement of the war. The only way Japan will settle is by annexing China and China, with the aid of Soviet Russia, will fight some 4 millions of people to prevent it. * * * * We feel that Roosevelt's high- sounding campaign statement of a year ago, "We planned it that way," is going to haunt the democrats in the next campaign. It's a cinch there are several things not planned the way they are happening, and everybody knows it. And the G. 0. P. orators are going to be obnoxious in inquiring about certain failures being planned what way. * * * * Then there's the unlucky poker player who is thinking more or less Scarlet Fever ill Homes at Cbrwith Corwlth, Nov. 11—Charles and Mary Widen and Marie Halllgan were released from scarlet fever quarantine one day lost week, end are now at Dan Halllgan's. The quarantine wae not lifted for the rest of the Widen family, because III 9, of the Illness of the little daughter Donna Marie. The George Jessea were to have been released last week, but the youngest daughter, Marilyn, fell sick, making It necessary to prolong the quarantine. Others recently quarantined aro the Harvey Hanklna family, the Claude Peter- eons, the Harry Swellande, the Al- bet Johnsons -,.„ ofMr.andMn.0,;!*;' ^nodnuhchom, 00 * 1 Mr. and man. rs ' Matt At Albert j ohn Marvin, wi m arm broken ease, seriously about trading in his oil- burning 'furnace for an old-fashioned wood stove in the hopes of finding an Ethiopian in the woodpile . * * * * It's a shame the Spanish war cannot be stopped by the pressure of all the powers. It only .proves that some of the powers are talking one thing and doing entirely another. And the U. S. is playing the sucker's role in trying to help * * * * Six killed in auto accidents in Kossuth county so far this year. That's six too many but five fewer than in 1936. A little sense will keep Kossuth under last year's total. In the United States in 12 years nearly a half million have been killed. Tlie * * * * duck hunting season has ended, and now some of the screwiest of the hunters can return to normal work without keeping one eye on the weather, and at the same time can also keep their thoughts on what they are doing. —D. E. D. BEGINNERS WILL NEED A Type~writer to use at home to learn to type. L. C. Smith-Corona and Remington typewriters at the Advance, More About Fall and Winter Outdoor Clothing Needjl We're proud to be able to show you vast assortments of Clothes, Work Shoes, Footwear and Clothes for Outdoor Work, Men's Fall and Winter CAPS Railroad style, navy blue, melton or tan, or blue corduroy, Fur inbands Men's Heavy Rib Union Suits Eytra fine quality, full standard size, our price Men's Golden Fleece Chore Gloves 25c Double thickness, our price, 2 pairs for 50 Dozen Husking Mittens for men, a four star special, price per dozen None of this item sold to dealers Boys' Fleece Lined Helmets Leatherette, each one equipped with goggles The HUB Clothiers First In VALUE! 4 Star Specials—Men's Big 30 Lined Denim Jackets 25% wool lining—everybody know this jacket, $1 u Saturday only, at «w None o fthis item sold to dealers Men's fleece U | Sweaters An ideal gamut I for warmth arj| wear. OUR LOW PRICE Boys' Fancy Jackets of cloth and corf-1 uroy. 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