Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on December 7, 1937 · Page 6
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 6

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, December 7, 1937
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BiHTORlAL PAGE mtt> TUESDAY AfttKttttt ENTERED AS SECOND CLASS MATTER cember 31 ym, M the wrtofflce it Iowa, under the Act of March 2, 1873. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION fni'h county rio;<toffle<-s and - -'*•* at Armstrong, KrKle, liriit riiiffa'lA ?<™ *' : '"X\ lt '- C ^ ir " 5 ^ ramir"" H "2hn£ Btli«<T W, «t l'r?' ?Tv , Kint -' st * d . I'-odrnan BtilMin, \1':.Ht Ik-mi, nn-J \Vo'j<-n, yt-ar SI.50 2—A'lv.inrrr; and Upjvor Dt-.a Mofn'-.<! bo'h tf KanK ^""'mil.'l''' 1 ' 1 --' I " jstofflc ' ; »> Kossuth count'v of a.i, ri'Mffh^orinif i/ostoffic'.- n;trrH-<I in Xo 3 >tar --- — 12.50 3-Advancft alone to ail other uostoffiets, ytar 52.50 < ~t'"or" : H r \f r ''!i Unr f r ,,. Des Molnts both to earn? v/ar po.Vtofficc-s not c-xcr=ptr-,'l in Xo 1. >tar — M.M AI,L subscriptions for papers going to point* named under No 1 above are considered contlnulni; subscriptions to be discontinued only on notice from subscribers or at publisher s discretion. S u b - »'-riptions going to non The price of every agricultural commodity has shown heavy losses since harvest began. Inese declines are most drastic in meats. The shock of the abrupt declines in prices of agricultural products so often felt by the farmers is all too slowly reflected to the' con- 1 sumer. But a housewife's meat strike, instead ! ^ } The COL YUM Let's Not Be Too D—d Serious. »u,ner. uut a housewife's meat strike, instead! . i of being absorbed by the processor and retail-i P HE RED OAK WIDOWS fal ' S . i |mmc ' diat< : ly reflected in prices paid } L arrived Thursday 1 Organized labor can never pvnpri farmpi-Q 1 * salt-rislne loaf Like the rest, it Th ' *«« '«' "Organized labor can never expect farmers I ' "=" luut ""»»»«" °°°r ... me Aiaen to be sympathetic to their cause if they offi- ' * >vas I )resented to "Lu," the society sleuth ciaily engage in promotion of strikes and boycotts against the use of meats." DECEMBER 193; M T f S 1234 5 6 7 8 9 10 II 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 262728293031 =" ._ county and . -f.'iii'-, '-•-' H\JH~ county joints not named under No. i above will be discontinued without notice ono month after expiration of time paid for. if not renewed, but time for out-of-the-county points Civics in High School and in Practice Pupils who study civics in high school always have a shock coming in later life \n early Latin writer said, "Thing, are not al- v ; ays what they seem," and Longfellow used tne same idea in verse Tell me not, in mournful numbers, "Life i.s but an empty dream!" For the soul is dead that slumbers, And things are not what they seem. So it is in civics as taught in the, schools. The pupil is told that congress makes the laws, the president enforces them, and the .supreme court passes on any questions which may arise. The context gives tho pupil tho -rapi-CMion that no department interferes with any other and that everything is the result of the best thought of the wisest minds There is no hint that politics cuts any figure. How different is the fact! The executive attempts to coerce congress and often succeeds, and congress often substitutes political considerations for wisdom in passing laws Only the supremo court seems to function according to theory, but that body i.s so cloaked about with secrecy that nobody knows exactly what motivates it when it passes on a question which has an important bearing on politics. I -As between the executive- and congress, take the farm bill and the wages and hours bill which are right now the subject of political maneuvers. The wages and hours bill is a "leftist" pet. Nobody but tho president and his more or less "red" advisers seem to want it, but it is being crammed down the throat of Plum Creek's Fine New Community Center The farmers of Plum Creek township have good right to be proud of their new Center schoolhouse. It was well built and is a striking feature of the landscape. For school purposes it will admirably serve for many years. The significance of this improvement lies, however, in its usefulness as a community center rather than as a school building. The township now possesses a common meeting place the use and value of which will grow and serve to knit together the people it serves. It will be invaluable as a community builder. There ought to be such a central meeting place, owned by all the people, regardless of lace or creed, in every township. Farmers cannot more wisely put the taxes they pay into any other one thing. Nothing will unite a rural community more, nothing will provide more wholesome pleasure, nothing can be of more practical use than such a rural center. In some townships the need of such a place i.s adequately met by church basements or parochial school quarters; in others, by con- ..olidated school buildings, as in Grant and .Seneca. Swea township has long had a community building. The Good Hope community church basement has for years been an outstanding example of the many benefits to be derived from such a common meeting place. The Doan neighborhood is gradually making its church such a center and needs only a basement under the building. Many other Kossuth townships are without .such facilities. The citizens of every such township need to do some thinking on this subject and follow it with action. Timely Topics is being manipu- congress, and the farm bill iated to turn the trick. This wages and hours bill, under presidential pressure, was passed by a reluctant Senate at the last session. In the House it was referred to a hostile committee which refused to report it for action. In such cases the Hnu.se can take a bill out of a committee's hands and bring it to the floor if 218 members sign a petition to that end. So far, so good. 7f as many as 218 members actually want a bill brought up for action, then a committee which is holding it up ought to be dischnrged. But such action ought to be tho result of sincere desire and the best judgment, of i ho petitioners on merits. It ought nut to he the result of political pressure or log-rolling, arid against, the best judgment of CDC reed petitioners. Hut what was the fact? The fact was that the wages and hours bill was used as a club to force enough petitioners into line. In other words, supporters of the farm bill were told that if they didn't .sign the petition in sufficient numbers to put it over the supporters of the wages and hours bill would kill the farm bill. So the supporters of the farm bill signed ur.der duress. / Which i.s how a great, deal of legislation c.nnes about, in congress. Yon scratch my buck, and I'll scratch yours. Rut not. a word '•! all i hat in the school textbooks. There everything is lovely and .strictly according to Iloylc. It's just another example of leaving the young to learn "the facts of life," by experience. If via installments you are buying a home, if you drive a 1935 car, and if vou go to «,e mov.es once a week, you can" figure that jours is a typical American family; at least so sa>s the Department of Agriculture's Bureau ot Home Economics, after a study of 100000 cNe's' e ' S ° n farlM and ' n villa £ es ' towns, and The other day Representative Dies Texas democrat, delivered a speech in the House in which he declared that only members of congress who can say and vote what they really think are worth a tinker's dam to their con- apphuise! ''^ ^ '^ inten ' upted 16 tim es by Next year will be a political year in Iowa Ine primaries are now only six months away. Altogether some 1000 political jobs are at •stake. I here will be "something doing" after January 1. Ten to one, the chief democratic spell-binder will be Secretary of State O'Brian imoo , orn , ingside college president. And the Everybody in any way "interested" in paving roads set up a loud howl when President Koosevelt, as one. means towards balancing aancng the national budget proposed a 50 per cent cut in federal appropriations to the states for paved road purposes. You see, all of us want the budget balanced, but not at the expense of our own pet projects. As a people we are almost as consistent as Senator Ashurst. Saturday's M. C. Globe-Gazette made first PHEB use of that old picture of a heart-broken child in a nightgown sobbing face down on Who claims that it was odorless . . . But the . others in the shop suspect that she ought to ' j sf>e a doctor about her sense of smell . ; . ! Something not figured out yet: Were there) two loaves from Des Molnes? Among largest employers in Algona is the telephone company . . . Manager Fred Timm reports 22 employes, of whom 15 are "hello" girls ... If all the girls who have said "Number, please," at the local exchange board since the first telephone system was opened here were brought together there might be enough for a regiment . . . Most are married now . . . One that this scribe remembers Is Mrs. Lafe Turner. In the- feature story last week about Perry -McDonald, of Burt, It was said that he treated close friends to generous libations of Old Salt . . . Not many readers understood that, but there were some at Burt who did ... Last summer a joking friend sent Perry a "fake" bottle- of whiskey ... it looked like the real thing, and the label bore the title "Old Salt." But the cap released a long, green snake! . . . Jesse McDonald fooled many thirsty Burt gentlemen with It. When Henry Thompson came from Los Angeles the last time he said he left that'city b^ puto on a Saturday morning and parked his car at Burt at 3 p. m. on ths following Tuesday ... The distance is 1900 miles plus . . . He comes every summer and is perhaps Kossuth's most faithful comebacker . . . How many remember when he was supervisor in the Whittemore district? This writer can't make the required new- left hand car signals, so has Installed a signaling device ... The law makes provision for such gadgets if they are approved by the secretary of state . . . Operated from the steering wheel, the signaler lights a red lamp at the rear of the car and forms an arrow pointing in the direction of whatever turn the driver desires to make . . . Others might find the device handy ... It saves opening a window in rain or cold. Another useful thing is a direction gadget . . . This is a black ball with the letters N-E-W-S in white around its equator . . . The j ball, which is a compass, floats in an oily solution and turns with every change of direction . . . Not of much use around home, where directions are known, but handy on trips away from home ... The Colyumist used one on the trip to San Antonio a year ago. Another personal note: When the Colyumist buys a pair of gloves Jos. Shaoen falls heir to the left-hander, and when Joe buys a pair the Oolyumist gets the right-hander . . . Joe, by the way, is now living a life of well-earned leisure, after many years as Milwaukee agent at Hobarton . . . From his standpoint It was a fine thing when the government took over the railroad pension business ... The Milwaukee had its own plan before that, but the money got sunk somehow. In war time, as many will remember, the government called on all citizens to lend spyglasses of all kinds to the navy, promising to Why a Farmer-Labor Party is an Impossibility Now and then there is a good deal of talk ill.-,IK a fanner-labor parly. The idea is that industrial laborors and farmers together constitute the largest element in the population and could rule the country by voting together. The conclusive answer lo this has always bum, and always will he, that fanners and industrial laborers cannot work together because tbe.ir interests clash. The fanner wants cheap industrial goods, whirl) means low wages for laborers, and the laborer wants cheap food, which means low income for fanners. The truth of this view has just been illustrated in .striking fashion, as appears in the. following dispatch mailed to Iowa newspapers recently from the U ( -K .Vloines offices of the Iowa Farm liureau Federation — President Kdward A. O'Xeal, of the Auior- ican Farm Bureau Federation, lias wired Jio- mur .Martin, Unitc.d Automohile Workers' president, that American fanners will retaliate ii members of the C. J. O. union follow Martin's advice to withhold consumption of meat. The wire was made known today by Francis Johnson, president of the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation. It follows: "American formers are .shocked at newspaper reports of your urge upon members of t'. I. 0. automobile unions to withhold consumption of meat iu an effort to reduce prices. Is this an invitation for American farmers to take .similar action against products produced bj c. I. O. union labor? "Factory wages are more than 20 per cent in oxci'ss of 1!)L'!J level and retail food prices, including meat, are nearly 20 per cent less than during the same period. National welfare demands a balance us between agriculture, labor, and industry, and American farmers will resist by whatever means necessary any efforts to aggravate the present disparities." "High food prices today are not the result of high farm prices," Francis • Johnson said. e own on the bed on Christmas morning and holding an empty stocking. The object was to boost the tnnstmas Cheer Fund. If there is anyone in that community whoso purse-strings that pic- lure did not loosen he must be the very Scrooge of Scrooges. In state democratic political circles it is reported that Governor Kracchel has decided against an attempt to seize Senator Gillette's toga and instead will try again for his present job. I his looks like a wise decision Maybe it was motivated by the fact that Mr. Roosevelt is now too busy with his own troubles to si.ii up opposition to senators who had minds nl their own on court-packing. Opinions of Editors And Denied If It Ain't So. Uejiorter—The Washington Post cor- New" Hr 7 ? ro ." ubllca n l « statement that the with his ow" y '" K th ° la *P a >' e '" s «uPPort • v\ n money. It has reached the rmint where the taxpayer's support is now being bought with his grandson's money! fc JHuck Top vs. raving. county must have cost the state a lo as it as been ton, u,, and rebuilt two or three ;,', i" ^ miU . lr08 """Arable maintenance woi k every spring. Credit IVhere Credit's Due. becorah Public Opinion-Who was respon- MIJIU lor the government guarantee of bank Joi.os.ts up to $5,000? Not the New Dealers, who continually claim credit for the plan winch seems to be working well, but a prominent republican who may be the next nominee » I!B Party for president-Senator Vanden- <>urg, ni Michigan. I'lie Income Tux Shirkers. I'umnoni Sentinel— This country has an my of about four million open, defiant and admitted tax dodgers. They are the gang working for Ulc federal government and the 48 more or less sovereign states. They are ex- unipt from income taxes because they work for mo government. In all, they dodge taxation on well over five billion dollars of annual income. Million a Month for Hoo/c» btorm Lake Pilot-Tribune—When the people a .state like Jowa can spend nearly a million uollars lor booze in a single month, they can't uc in a very bad situation financially. Just mink how many pairs of shoes, suits of ciothes, caps, stockings, various garments, and food that will be needed In the coming few months could have been bought with the $947,858.38 so foolishly expended for something that never did anyone any good, and on the other hand is a positive threat to health and ultimate happiness. return them after the war . . . T. C. Sherman had a fine pair of binoculars, - and he sent thorn to Washington . . . When the war was over they were sent back to him, and he still treasures the letter of thanks which came with (hem from the assistant secretary of the navy . . . The letter was signed "Franklin D. Roosevelt." In this week's Kiwanian, a mimeographed sheet edited by T. H. Chrischilles and sent to Kiwanis members, a well merited tribute is paid to City Supt. Jos. Kelly ... The occasion was the annual stringing of our Christmas street decorations, which is done under Joe's supervision . . . "Chris" says they seem to get better every year, and he suggested that every Kiwanian make a point of it to compliment Joe ... The Rotary Rag swiped the Idea by advising Rotarians to do the same for their fellow member ... If they all do it they will provide modest, retiring Joe with some 100 embarrassing moments. To preserve remembrance of a landmark a picture of the Algonquin and State's Cafe fronts was taken before work was begun on remodeling . . . The buildings are owned by the- Heise estate ... The late C. E. Heise once •ran a barber shop there, and after he retired August Bremer continued it in what is now the tailor shop . . . The two new fronts will add much to the appearance of State street . . . Algona has more modern store fronts than any other town of Its size in the Colyum's ken . . . Doc Arno Heise, Emmetsburg, administrator of the Heise estate, is following in the footsteps of E. J. Hough, Galbraith estates administrator, as an Improver. The October number of the Iowa State bank's mimeographed house organ paid tribute to the Druggists' Mutual, product of the late Al Falkenhainer's genius ... It handles more than $300,000 in cash yearly, and last year it paid 4CO losses . . . The biggest loss was $14,532 ... Its annual payroll exceeds 5:00,000, and it has nine local employes, which put?, it in the class of employers subject to both of the new federal taxes-unemployment and old age . . . The company spends some 82,000 a year in trade journal advertising which carries Algona's name to all parts of the United States. Freshmen students at Grlnnel college had to guard the campus all night prior to a Grinnell-Drake football game the other week . . . The. rumor had got around at Grinnell that Drake hoodlums were coming up to decorate 3'jme of the buildings ... But nothing hap- u few of the buildings ... But nothing doing. . . . Barber Bunkofske takes order for mada- to-measure suits as a sideline . . . It's a habit, for he used to make a business of it ... Tho postal department bans all mention of lotteries In newspapers . . . Someone recently reported Harold Clark, of the Bancroft Register, for mention of the winner of a chair prize at a party . . . Harold got an admonitory official latter about it. —ALIEN. .*M ; . ff. •it # m 8« It's My Advice to Give them all Gift Slippers ..•^wjSfl !?y» H v.^1 v , «»*' D'ORSAY Black, Blue or Red Kid $1.95 GIFT SL IPPKRS L.amb'6 wool cuff style $1.00 •GrSA A AND THIS IS GOOD ADVICE ,%:< •>-v* •**.., W \# >j & For All Year-Round Comfort High-cut in velvet $1.00 I Dres8 Up for the ^jl i{ Holidays in j[ Brown Bill Shoes Two-tone leather slipper $2.95 Tongue style two-tone slipper,~$2.25 styles for ]( s^eet or dress in all tho r materials and at I Popular prices. $1.98 TO $5 Fashionable Air Step Oxfords Exclusively with us. Popular heel heights to Ii Heuutiful and flattering wear with "in-hetwee •*' \ I — tllosc latcst crca " OM clothes. Swagger styles if wil1 a(1(1 * liat allurl11 * in newest materials and ;? »PP eal to P ur colors. See them I? evening costume. Slim' ••t. and brocades. $6.00 j $3 50 55 (jj 1 SresSWWWSiraeiirtWJ^^ In the Spotlight of Fashion-for tl ,gay evening par ties. Many more styles in regular stockl Larpb's wool with suede 49c Bro|vn leather pom pom JffJ Bunny head novelty 49c Jodjphur type tot slipper 85c & ^ Gift HOSIERY by Claussner V'^^^^-^Tj i^ u oxtra sheer riligless | A four-tlireud servic />"' : '\ ~"~Hf JZ«"~ 2 Uiread 54 ^>ose, crepe weare,ia»ll l.Sl -_\ // I b«ufe,e— , ,.,,inrs—! extra sheer ringloss — 2 thread 54 — $1.50 3 Pair $4.25 Irridescent hose iu the newest shades. 8 thread 48 gauge. Also all the popular colors iu the regular crepe— $1.00 8 Pair $2,85 A four-thread service hose, crepe weave,IBP the new colors—> 89c 8 Pair $2.50 lor A four-thread hose W every day wear, sieei and yet serviceable- 69c &S\^ 8 Pair $2.85 j i V%»W For those who like the finest-A Gift Free with Every Pair ™VfaCVf*!r&erat«nsliiL~ax-~~, _ _..'„_ Algona, Iowa

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