Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on January 6, 1938 · Page 8
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Algona, Iowa
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EDITORIAL PAGE «x>wtttb Atomic* ENTERED AS SECOND CLASS MATTER DE- cembcr 31, 1008, fit the nostofflcc at Iowa; under the Act oC March 2, 1879. Algona, any nelshborins year TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION t— To Kossuth county postofflces and bordering poBtoftlccs at Armstrong, Bode, Britt, Buffalo Center, Convith, Cylinder, Elmore Hutchins, Jjivermore, Ottosen, Rake. Ringsted, Rodman, Stilson, West Bend, and Woden, year ------ $1.GO 2— Advance and Upper Des Molnes both to same address at any nostofflce in Kossuth county or postofflce named in No. 1, » 2 -«° 3— Advance alone to all other postoffices, year $2.60 4— Advance and Upper Des Molnes both to same address at all postofflces not excepted In No. 1, year ____________________________________ S4 ALL subscriptions for papers going to points within the county and out-of-the-county points named under No. 1 above are considered continuing subscriptions to be discontinued only on notice from subscribers or at publisher's discretion. Subscriptions going to non- county points not named under No. 1 above will be discontinued without notice one month after expiration of time paid for, if not renewed, but time for worse conditions. The facts are simply that the New Deal has held back natural recovery forces and hampered recovery by crackbrained and half-baked ideas. There Is bound to be improvement during the coming year, but it will be the result of natural forces, and not because of the New Deal, but in spite of it. Tho "We planned it that way" speeches of a year or so ago can hardly apply to the unemployment situation, or was it planned that way to make labor and the "lower one-third" vote to continue the New Deal so they could obtain government relief? The COLYVM Let's Not Be Too D—d Serlons. D OC' SCANLAN'S Christmas souvenir, as president, to fellow Rotarians was a cute VJ38 desk calendar with the Rotary wheel at the top ... The White Rose Gas station, south of the Securitry State 'bank, has a big blackboard at the curb on which pithy sayings are chalked . . . One a while back was: "Women who know men 'No' men." Editor Frank .1n««n ' n HnmboMt Republican, The people of the big Forty-sev- Redistricting ,,,,« .,*!,,'> of 1'^e.t W**^ 1 ^, 1 An0 „ „,.„. «, we keep the Iowa state senate of the representat ive oouy. filled with republicans from rural TWa , slon was oh anged by an ,.,. „„„ - districts we will be better off is amendment adople d In 1904 which enth state senatorial district have ftll » hooey ." 'City senators woum ^^ ^ senatorial membership at been raising a lot of dust about certa inly work, for the interest oi exceed 50 senators. That ib not less nor rnore than onc- repr e se ntative body. Webrter-A Ate* Ingredients; a been raising _ --the inequality of giving the big Forty-seventh state senatorial district, composed of the counties of Dickinson, Clay, Palo Alto, Emmet and Kossuth only one state senator, while certain other districts with less than half its pop- JANUARY UI38 S M T IV T F S 2845678 0 10 11 12 1!I It 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 SO 31 A Population Problem That Malthus Didn't Foresee More than a century ago an economist named Malthus viewed the rate of increase in population of the world in comparison with the rate of increase in foodstuffs and made a famous prediction that in the not too distant future not enough food could be produced to sustain the masses and there would be worldwide famine misery, and death. Malthus and the other thinkers of his time did not dream that there, could come a time when the population would become stationary, as it is now predicted that it may do within 50 years, or might even decrease, as Timely Topics President Roosevelt recently lectured the newspapers again. He thinks they color the news and give wrong impressions. Mr. Hoover must have read that with a pardonably sardonic grin, remembering that when Charlie Michaelson was "smearing" him via the same means Mr. Roosevelt had no complaint to make. It has been gratifying since Christmas to learn that local merchants are unanimous in reporting highly satisfactory trade. It is pleasing on their account not only, but more because it shows that the community as a whole is prosperous. Once more it is demonstrated that when crops are good and prices for farm products not ruinous everybody profits. Something not clear is why Secretary Wallace is so strongly against the McNary farm bill amendment providing that southern cotton farmers whose acreage for that staple is cut down shall not devote the uncontracted acreage to dairy purposes. What's the matter? Isn't dairying just as much entitled to protection from over-production as anything else? The primaries come in early June, but no candidacies for county office have yet been bruited. It seems possible that Representative Kohlhaas will be given a second term with not much, if any, fight. The same is The Rev. F. Burgess is a small town prod- u i ation nave the same representa- ucl ... He grew up at Pierson, near Sioux t j on that it has. City . . . The population in 1930 was 651 R. H. Guderlan has ibeen Advance linotype operator 21 years Anton Didriksen, can't tated code umes has for more than a generation been threat-: true O f a n present officials serving first ened in some modern countries. In view of all this it is enlightening, and affords facts for thought, to read the following statement from Everyman's Almanac— In 1030, there were 4,100,000 children in the first grade of the public schools. In 1934, there were 3,200,000 children in the first grade of the public schools. Competent authorities estimate that only 2,000,000 children will be enrolled in the first grade of :he public schools by 1980. Nearly Vi of the population of the United States consisted of persons below 20 years of age in 18SO. The most conservative authority estimates that in 1980 only a little more than %. of the population of the country will consist of persons below 20 years of age. Heavier taxes raise the costs of living. As the costs of living rise, the buying pow- i terms. Some other officials have already had •^veral terms and may face strong opposition f they run again. One New Year's resolution that would be a Godsend if adopted and kept is to drive safely u 1938. The toll of limb and life which unsafe driving has piled up in late years is appalling. Some accidents are unavoidable, but most are the result of carelessness or criminal practices, such as drinking by drivers. It is •ragic that so great a boon to mankind as the motor vehicle has been so costly in human sacrifice. The law passed by the last legislature requiring hand signal to warn of stops by automobiles and of turns is being generally unobserved. The truth is that in rain or in winter lemember when he started, but It was before the war ... Ike Finnell has been on the job 15 years . . . Duane Dewel began as a boy some 25 years ago ... This writer is in his 30th year as publisher. Luke Linnan has achieved a lifetime ambition . . . Ownership of a United States anno- ... It consists of about 50 vol- The nearest other set is at Fort Dodge . . . The set, new, costs some $300 . . . The Ringsted Dispatch, fiercely democratic— except when it momentarily forgets itself— recently averred that the Advance is Senator Dickinson's political "organ." . . . Which must have been news to "Dick." . . . Druggist Lusby was so elated last spring at having attained the dignity of gran'dad that he forthwith deeded his Clear Lake lot and cottage to the mother. At Father Flanagan's Boystown, Neb., where the boys elect their own real mayor, the highest sentence for infractions of good conduct is unique ... At the next movie the offender has to stand with his back to the picture! . . . Druggist Bob James is a collector of the urns filled with colored water which sat in the display windows of pioneer druggists ... He has one that was so used in the first, drug store at Muscatine. "Vic" Lowe pronounces his surname as in "wow," but "Joe" Lowe pronounces the same name as in "lo, the poor Indian!" . . . Fred Anderson has been an Odd Fellow since 1875 —62 years ... He did not join the Masons till some 37 years ago ... Fred was 85 in November, and he remembers the Civil war . . . "Doc" Meyer is present editor of the Rotary Rag . . . and a good one . published the Courthouse years, and before that W. C. Dewel published Last week this paper pointed out that the state was cut Into state senatorial districts as it is with two objects in view. One was to keep the rural districts in con- trol'of the senate, and the other was to keep the republicans in control of the senate. Everyone knows that the state senate is the key to state leglsla- tion. Everyone also knows, if he ; all the people" just as much farmer senators would. City people well know that the prosperity of our state depends upon the agricultural Industry. Certainly they would not legislate agriculture out of the Iowa picture. Let's be fair with all the people, Mr. Jaqua. Editor W. C» JarnBffln in the Storm Lake IMlot-Trbune. Observers of things political and governmental will admit without discussion that the senatorial district to the north should be split. The meeting at Spencer recently of bigwigs from the counties of Clay, Emmet, Dickinson, Kossuth, and Palo Alto counties to discuss hakept ta lw.tl« in mthods by which that section caa not to exceed was the membership 1 , at the time the amendment was adopted. It cannot be changed now without resorting to another constitutional amendment. •If tho original provision of the constitution had not been changed the state senate today could be raised to 64 members, just one- half of the total membership of the house. Then It would be easy to cure the troubles of the counties in the northwestern part of the state. Perhaps If a general assembly was convened some time, composed of members with the courage to go ahead and redistrict . the There were six bow. Year's day, including <s,, Sugar, Rose, Ormific «, West. Forgotten bo w u tho fisll, punch, fln g0r sail, though perhaps .h' useOy the losern im mcd ! ter the close of the oil games. * * t t The' "bouncing i. ;i i].. the Call give a definite sing, but the customers afraid of exercising their that the opportunity forth with a whiskey beer basso Is lost, some brave soul state some into the . senatorial districts, work- it's doesn't llUiS ACJJl* OLCVLG *\i^l«Jlwi<» • \j i»***^w u*wuuv»w — *i •• _ , mind that our last state senate be more equitably represented in. was controlled by the republicans; the Iowa legislature, was signifi- entirely because of the present • cant. It was pointed out that un- districting. When one remembers Franklin D. Roosevelt's majority in Iowa, and then reflects that the same voters elected a republican state senate at the same time he can see the point. It does not take an extended der section 36 of the constitution of Iowa, the senate shall be made up of citizens elected by districts established by law on the basis of census returns. Glaring inequalities in the senatorial districts from the stand- t .,,, * study of the state senatorial dis-' pom t of population are pointed tricts to see that they leave the ou t. For Instance, the district to control in the hands of the rural the north, the 47th, Is the largest districts. I geographically and it has 80,795 Therefore to redistrict the state population. As against this, Jack- senatorially, as the people In the son C0 unty is in itself one sena- big Forty-seventh desire, would be tor i a i district and has only 18,841 111& «£«I»1»«I« »»WW** »----, — — boring counties could be remedied. In fact, a senatorial redistrlctlng is called for by the constitution, which provides that "following the taking of a state or national census" the 50 senatorial districts "shall be apportioned among the several counties, or districts of the state, according to the population as shown by the last preced- ng census." Wonder when an attempt will be nade to comply with this consti- utional provision? bring things very, very un- esirable to the people of north- est Iowa. Editor R. R. Roberts in Britt JTeivs-Tribune. it is a nuisance to have to keep down and stick out a hand for The Advance has Reporter for 29 it three or four years. er of income becomes less. Decreased incomes mean later marriages and smaller families. There is nothing on the horizon to stop the decline in the American birthrate. There are signs that the decline may proceed at even a faster pace. As the birthrate declines the proportion of the persons more than 65 years of age is in- j creasing. The number of persons in the earning years of life— from 20 years to 64 years— will stand around 56 for each 100 of the total population. For every 5C workers of each 100 persons of tho total population there are now 6 person* beyond the 65 year age line. It is estimated that with the continued decline in birthrate the number of persons in Ifl&O beyond the Go years age line will number 17 for every 56 workers. That is nearly a 3 fold increase in the number of persons who will require support by the persons who are in the producing years ii) 1!)SO. The era of extensive public school building iii coming to un end. Large families and large homes will soon be tiling of the past. A large part of the national income now used in roaring and educating children will be used 10 help defray the cost of supporting the aired. In l!)3(i, approximately one of every ten eligible voters was 05 years of age or more. In 1080, oni3 person "f every four eligible to vote will Ijfi 65 years of age or older. Under the influence the thought of the day a window stops and turns. The thing really needed is a -rear signaling device which can be worked inside the car at the touch of a button. There is already such a device on the market and the law makes such devices legal if they have been approved by the secretary of state. The historians will probably declare that the strangest feature of our times in the world are the return of absolutist rule and the open attack on democracy as the best means for the government of men. In the oncoming years the world will witness again, though doubtless in a shorter time, the struggle to the death between these two concepts which characerized the centuries following the middle ages. Democracy will win again in the long run, but many peoples will in the meantime suffer long under the iron heel of despotism. _ ___ _ _ _ _ Dignified young attorney was wearing a red spot one evening in the Christmas season ... It looked as if he had been under a sprig of mistletoe somewhere And so he had! . . . Mart Weaver can make a toy slide trombone deliver real music . . . Once he proved it at a local jamboree Mrs. J. F. Overmyer Opinions of Editors | had travel insurance on her last fall's Ohio trip, and after her accident en route she collected. In W. Earl Hall's Mason City G.-G. Eye Observing column there recently appeared poem purporting to give the lament of a man looking for a parking spot . . . The Colyum As a Pacifist Sees It. Knoxville Express— It's all right to talk pretty sassy to the Japs and not let them get the idea that we are too proud or busy or scared to fight; but those guns are not going u drop a shell on us, intentionally or acci- will become conservative. Any movement that will prices will not be popular. tend to raise New Old Age Head Tax Higher Than Old According to the stale old age assistance commission's report wi-ri- H07 pensioners ;entally, if we hore line. stick around the American Jay Franklin and His Book. Webster City Freeman—Who was it that exclaimed: "Oh, that my enemy would write a jook?" Well, whoever it was said a mouthful. Jay Franklin, noted and notorious columnist, wrote a book a number of years ago that is now giving much satisfaction to his present enemies, and they are legion. clipped it and credited it to the G.-G. . . . Now writes Earl: "Hey, Feller! I didn't write that; I merely passed it along." ... Mr. Hall it seems, has been wary of charges of plag iarism since a Storm Lake paper creditet another vagrant poem to him personally . . The meter, rhyme, humor, etc., of the one tb Colyum reprinted are all reminiscent o George H. Free's style . . . When Mrs. Fre sets home from the winter with her New Jer sey daughter, let her consult George's file and report. Mr. Hall, by the way, is far from the only victim of misplaced newspaper credit . . . float about from and credit for au- ss. nsxss hing the country is suffering from population. Yet, believe it or not, the huge northern Iowa district has only one senator, just the same as Jackson with a fifth the population. Unjust? It certainly is. In our own case, tho counties Vista, but with repre oday is too much politics and not sentation m the senate. nough clear thinking and fair! Of course, these are but ins ealing with the people of the Uni- J^nces. Throughout the state, ttoe T There l^lVl* J-lf-l (Ti| t ul>"U£r-'v A* •»»»"•— — llll f, ed States. We need only to re- inequalities are _ lect upon the passage of the NBA. are 89 counties of the state with t was put forward as a means of more representation m the senate oing away with unfair competi-, than «»^t*^ be red , stricted plausible argument ion, and in the interest of the i omraon classes, when as a matter —there s no f fact the greatest good that was against it. loped to gain was the repeal of he Sherman Anti-Trust laws in he interests of predatory wealth, Editor George Gallarno in Des Moines Plain Talk. ™skeepmg\li;'TowasenatTrn! The present senatoriali districts he control of the republican party were created a great many years any other party is not a fair ago at a time when northwestern vay of looking at this senatorial Iowa was rather sparsely mhabit- redistricting matter; neither is it ed. There has been a great in- air to want to keep it so as to be crease in population in that- sec- oontrolled by any class of our peo- tion of the state, and now on the pie State, government and na- basis of population it can be seen ional government should operate that there is inequity in represen n the interests of all the people, tation in the state general assent It reminds me of some of the bly. That can readily be agreed to arguments for woman suffrage but as Editor Dewel asks, whats some years ago. It was said by to toe done about it? the temperance people that if we The original constitution of th would give women the ballot the state provided that the state sen saloon would be buried forever, ate should be made up of a mem Editor Tom Purcell in Hampton Chronicle. Svera.1 persons, residents of orthwest Iowa counties, have had everal meetings recently, to plan campaign to get more represen- ation in the upper house of the owa legislature. ' We hope that hey have some pleasant meetings, ome enjoyable anticipations of tvhat they might get, but that is all it will amount to. The Iowa egislature is not going to redls- rict the senate under the present >km of making those changes. An unbiased committee of citizens with political experience and wide knowledge of politics over the state, could possibly come pretty close to figuring out a district which the legislature might adopt, but that is the only way you can come anywhere near get- ;ing it done. No legislative committee, picked as It would be from men, most of whom would lack. :he experience necessary to -work out a satisfactory plan could do the job in the short time it would have to do the work. At best, any sort of a committee would have a heck of a time getting out a senatorial district which would get anything like a unanimous approval and no greenhorn committee could do it, that's a cinch. Yes, those northwest Iowa counties want their rights, but will they get them? We say not! The vote would be about three or more to one against any change. right out and sing, and half minute tho would join and evcryone'L' The picture was made ences can sing to it, * * » * The Federal Commission in a special the new congress proteatjl Is without power to keep, Ing and false advertising) radio waves, and asks censor advertising. A i might well be taken up .."J tery advertising put out air daily. It's Illegal for if paper to carry lottery i. of any kind because it; rupt the unsuspecting pub] the radio blats it forth at If lottery stunts are OK ft they should be at least ni via newspaper. • * * * Asst. Attorney-General in a holiday speech assail.. mentioned families as monoj Mr. Jackson is 'assistant ] the department of the go- supposed to prosecute mot under the Sherman anti-trn similar laws. Why has partment failed to prosccutJ has the government failed tsl action if what Mr. Jackson f true? What is the departt justice doing besides ping? It is suspected Jackson Is talking through S Itical hat for political pur; THE MOVIES By T. H. C. or thirty thousand for concrete, But the maintenance on Iowa's concrete roads runs $78.84 a mile, $312.65 for gravel, and $402.70 for jituminous treated surfaces. Up in North Dakota they have Poems, wisecracks, etc., newspaper to newspaper, thorship is soon lost or erroneously given . . . Doubtless Mr. Hall will be delighted to learn that he himself is in part responsible for a case at the Colyum's expense Last winter FLU— My arch enemy, his satanic majesty, the flu, visited me at a most inopportune time when he laid me low with a terrific right to the j_throat on the fatal night of December 29th, and kept me there long enough to miss, among other things, the attractive offerings at the Call during the New Year's festivities. Manager Rice really had some fine things, I understand, in the way of entertainment, which is the only merchandise the gentleman has to sell. I for November, there in Kossuth that month an.! i hey received a total of $5798 or an av- enif:c of $lR.8!i each. The county's popula^ tin:i being 25,-]. r ,2, according to the 1930 cen aus, the cost was 22c plus a head. In Palo Alto and Emmet counties the area is the same as Kos.suth'.s, but the combined population is greater, being 28,254. Palo Alto had 2G!i pensioners in November, and Emmet Iij-.d HJ'.i, a total of 410, and the total allowance was .$751)5, or a cost of 2Gc a head plus. Hancock and Winnebago also have the same ari;a as Kussuth, and the combined population is _7,!JI5. The two counties had 360 pensioners anil received $GS52 at a head cost of 21c plus. U is to bo noted that this was the head cost for only a month. At tho same rate for 1:i months the yearly head cost in Kossuih is $2.7H. Tlii.s is T.'A: u year more than the old head tax of $2 a year. Most people without real estate within the county on which it bo- Oiiine a lien if unpaid did not pay that tax. Give the politicians credit. They are pretty cute. In the new Hcheme they kill three birds with one shot: L They get all the money. 2. They get more money. :'•. They still get the votes. They get all the money because it is di- veited from the sales tax fund. Nobody can buy anything without paying the sales tax hence everybody has to pay. Print Paper is Soaring. Knoxville Journal—The price of print paper on which The Journal is printed will advance about $13 a ton January 1, which means an additional tax of $180 a year—and the price of hogs is going down every day. Costs going up, taxes going up, revenues going down! Surely this is the winter of our economic discontent, better known as the "more abundant life." ne printed one about the Carlson sisters who walked to school all winter in 30-below weather with their stockings rolled down a distance of two miles The Colyum re- young men were leaving Algona, not coming back to it. I have no quarrel with the older men whose judgment and sagacity are unquestioned, but progress comes through the aggressiveness and fearlessness of the young. Better a few mistakes in judgment and progress, than absolute security and retrogradation and eventual stagnation. Algona today, I believe, stands as one of the outstanding young man's towns in Iowa. Both in the professional and the business Old story told about a pjf hunting trip. A group ol| ers stopped at a posted !ar$y one of .the number got os>| asked the farmer if he companions, who had st the car, could hunt on thf^ The farmer consented, the man .talking to him tell the horse built so many blacktop roads that the maintenance takes all . their road income, and they have no money for new construction. That is caused by pavtn'g main heavy traffic arteries with blacktop. What we must watch out for is to place the proper paving on the proper roads and let the engineers and the traffic counts determine what shall .be done, not the desire to pave more miles of road for political reasons or to Increase the democratic campaign fund. There is in Iowa, a man who knows more about Iowa's road was a horse in the back that he wished one of them shoot. The animal was i the farmer didn't want to!' for sentimental reasons, consented, and went back car but did not hunters about the coming up. The gronpfjj through one field and cannf- back pasture, where th hunter up and shot the to fore the outraged eyes of 1 _ panlons who visloned dire $j^ Then with a queer look rest of the group the «fle||S ejected the shell from Wijt%ll|f! and remarked he had nonljipl everything but a man. One'OT more nervous sneaked s|ji back of the shooter and if* him one on the head with IS of his gun. When the __ came to he was neatly tnis^j being crazy, and it was SOBE| before his companions voi;;|| ten to his explanations. * * * * Another story going thei|| concerns a celebrator wh ' sneaking into the house.»' sun w/is coming up. J treading lightly, so lightly didn't disturb the sleeping^ he stepped on its tail. T'" raged cat let out a wail ol and ___ fought to celebrator waved thetj. (lloti Ulc guiiuieumii iitio uvj .ovjii. j- i'i u.tvuuiuiiu.1 *>.*. u .,..« „„„...»-— 11 .I. L -C4-V.1 \ A wanted particularly to see Love I field the individual firms are rep- system than all the rest of the | ing foot -round his head and Hisses because I thought the resented by alert, progressive, state put together. He Is honest,; frenzied eftor t to help " title so suggestive of the feud j keen-thinking, clear-acting young which has been going on for years between Ben Bernie and Walter (jiosb, But >Vb«t a Scare. Story City Herald—A report that Model-T Fords cannot be driven on Iowa highways after January 1st is without foundaton, accord- to the motor vehicle commission. A new provision of the motor law states that licenses shall not be issued to vehicles which cannot climb a 3 per cent grade at 20 miles •.in hour. Tlii.s puts Model-T's on the safe side, seems, but accounts for the confusion. printed it, with credit to Eye Observing as passer-along, and just the other week it reappeared, sans the credit to the G.-G., in the Chicago Tribune's annual "Linebook" as an instance of "country journalism" perpetrated by the Advance! Both Jos. Greenberg and his wife were born in Russia, but they never met till after they came to America . . , Joe was 20 when he left the homeland . . . City Supt. Jos. Kelly's par- I missed bad — and them that's It' Hoover Had Been Ileelected. Ilecorah Public Opinion—While we do not believe that Mr. Hoover is likely to be again ti candidate for president, there are many people of better than average judgment who are confident that had he been elected to succeed himself in l!Ki2, the country's recovery t nun the world-wide depression would have bten more rapid than it has been and the Federal debt would be 10 to 15 billion dollars smaller than it now is. Hc-d Let Government Kinployes Pay. Oak Express — The taxpayer who ental family originally numbered 14, including the old folks, but the latter and six of the children have passed on ... Three boys other than Joe are living—one a farmer in Wisconsin, another employed in the Fairbanks- Morse plant at Beloit, and the third—the Col- yura forgets and dassn't ask again for fear this space-filler will be forbidden . . . One girl works for the Minneapolis Tribune, and another is a nun at Racine, Wis. Among valued Christmas cards to this Col- yumist was one from, F. W. Beckman, editor oi The Farmer's Wife, St. Paul . , . When the writer was editor-in-chief of the Hawkeye at the university in 'U5-6 Fred was literary editor . . . Later he was D. M. Register managing editor, a job he gave up to fill the journalism chair at Ames . . . For a year or two while he was in college his parents lived near Ledyard. men. It is the cheeriest picture we have had locally for a great many years. It is a healthy condition. It aug- |ers a prosperous and happy new year for all. In a few cases, older men in age but not always in spirit are in the driver's seat but the real work is being done by youth, and, as the old adage goes, "youth must be served." It is the axiom of progress. It is the law of Nature. Algona has every reason to feel proud of the heritage which the now "older" men have passed on. Youth.will not neglect its duties nor the sound judgment of the elders but youth will not be de- from high school and then went nied—and Algona is on the thresh- oither to college or out to find [hold of a long and prosperous era Winchell. Well, all, good, and that. As I lay on my downy cot, with the blue demons beating a tattoo on my spinal column and my head buzzing with those infectuous bugs, the "strep-germs," I pondered over the New Year in Algona, and lo and behold, I had pleasant thoughts. Algona, today, is what every medium-sized city in the United States aspires to—a young man's town. Ten years ago, the picture was of a darker hue. The young man of the town was graduated says what he thinks, and is none other than Fred R. White, chief engineer of the Iowa state highway commission. If the governor will leave him to determine the class of roads that Iowa should build the people will be solidly behind the governor on his blacktop program, -*- the i WANTED—JOBS FOR LIFE [Hampton Chronicle.] The loiwa Assessors association held a meeting in Des Moines recently and resolved that "we want better jobs, shorter hours, more pay, and that the job of assessor bo taken out o'f politics, and that we have a longer-time position, who made tracks but a couple of pans in ment. Convinced that tliet| were after him the celebrat|' ed his other foot while sir ing the first, and swept an ment of things to the lw< him as he collapsed witn thud that shook the house. tering strange sounds the brator got to his feet but on a pan which slithered side and knocked the cat other loop, and the outrags mal let out a series o whoops and went into M the celehrator went down second time in the same, . . . Which all shows how! story can be devised about _ jobs, but they left Algona. A city needs young men—lots of them to carry on the work, and the of good times and good business. The King is dead! Long live the King. Question of Black Top Roads 0. K. to Blacktop "Feeder" Roads, Says Anamosa Editor probably for life." Did you know pie incident which probably: that just about all of tho partici-' happen, pants at that meeting came from' tho few larger cities of the state? * * * * It's a new yew, full And to clinch the matter, It was that will probably bring j also proposed to have the assessor more disappointments appointed by the state board of ments. To many the n«»8 is socked by both stale and federal taxes does understand why tederal employes should be. exempt from the state income taxes or why .suite and local government employes should bo exempt from federal income taxes. Apparently the reason is that the congressmen who pass the bills and federal employes who help write the bills, do not want to tax themselves. A tax is all right when it is voted upon the other fellow. [From the Auaiuosu Eureka.] Governor Kraschel in one of his fireside chats the other day came out for black top roads. Aping President Roosevelt in these fireside talks, the governor, also like the president, is very indefinite in his statements. There The Rotary club closed the old year with 57 i s no question in our mind but that members; the Ki wants club, with 51 The ku°. Al Falkenhainer founded the Rotary club, arj'l the late T. P. Harrington founded the Kiwanis club . . . This Is the 66th year since the courthouse was built It was so solidly constructed that with repairs kept up it might still be serviceable after two centuries "We Planned It That Way"! 10,870,000 Unemployed? A total of 10,870,000 were indicated out of work by the unemployment census recently completed by the government. This coupled with the release of figures indicating the "recession" is indicative strongly that the New Deal has succeeded nowhere. It is not contended that we are heading lor Merited Ueproof for \VOI. Winterset Madisonian — Just a few hours ago, we were listening to a radio question aiid answer program coining from Iowa State college over WOI. From this program it was stated that 90 per cent of Iowa's laud had lost from 40 to 50 per cent of its top soil. Such a statement is little less than a libel on the state. If people generally believed it, no one could be induced to buy land In Iowa. And if lowans believed it, which they don't, there would be a veritable exodus of farmers moving out of Iowa. . . . Can anyone report an older Ibuilding \lgona still in use? The index in the second book—the biographies volume—of B. F. Reed's county history begins to look like a roll of the dead . . . Lee 0. Wolfe, who is past 64, was born in a West there is a place in Iowa's road program for blacktop. But the main arteries which have the heavy travel must be built of concrete. The feeders to the main arteries, which show a traffic count of around 300 cars a day, in our opinion can be carried efficiently on blacktop. in As an example take the roads in ature at its next session should >ass a law eliminating the large leavy trucks from these roads. Trucks with loads weighing eight or ten tons shake a blacktop road clear to its foundations and have a tendency to roll the bitmuinous top and make the road bumpy. If the .governor has in mind the paving of the feeder roads with black top and continuing the paving of the main heavy traffic arteries with concrete we are with, him. In this section the road from Maquoketa to Sabula should be paved with concrete, as should the gap in the road 'between Tipton and Davenport; also the road from Iowa City north through. Mt. Jones county. It would have been ridiculous to have blacktopped the Cedar Rapids to Dubuque road or the Cedar Rapids, Sabula, and Chicago road. The traffic is so heavy that the maintenance would Virginia town with a charming name—Quiet be prohibitive on black top. But Doll . . . H. J. Bode's father was a gunsmith I *££ in Germany in early life Albert H. Stock is a native of England . . . January 1 was the 63rd anniversary of the opening of C. H. Lichty's Lu Verne hardware store, and he is still on the job. assessment and review. That centralization bug is still squirming to get another job taken out of the hands of the local control setup. THE COMMISSION CRAZE [Faribault, Miniu, ScnUneL] Remember how we democrats condemned President Hoover's, bureaus and commissions? How we did sail into them? Pausing, and toeing fair, we are prompted to exclaim, "Now look at what we've come to!" Compared to the bureau boys and girls under the Now Deal, those under the Hoover administration were only a corporal's guard. Those of us who are as yet on no government payroll had better slip white ribbons in our lapels; we are so few, we should be marked. will bring love, life, and ness. There will be man} blessed;} will "be marriages, and a vorces. There will be SOB celebrated who have their last new year, be ten or more violently auto accidents (and we're wrong). There wi» urea and successes. through Onslow, from 64 south through Olin to Stanwood and 30 and from 64 through Oxford Junction to 61—a good, stabilized-base, bituminous road should carry this efficiently. Tbeii the legls- Vernon to Martelle should be concrete. As to blacktop roads we have not [had any modern stabilized- base, bitmuinous roads la this section of Iowa. The road east of Maquoketa was just scratched a little and oiled. Right now this is an excellent road, as it has just been fixed. But the maintenance cost is terrific. This road, eo we understand, cost for the surfacing about $1200 a mj.le. The new stabilized base, bituminous roads cost seven to nine thousand dpUars a mile as compared to IOWA'S LIQUOK PROFITS, [Webster City Freeiuau.] lo'wa is making a pretty good profit out of the liquor business According to a report of tho Liquor Control Commission, Jusl printed, for the year ending June 30 lasti net sales for the year amounted to $8,680,951.63 and the operating expenses to $6,506,615.82. Gross profit on sales 12,506,615.82, net operating profits $1,558,992.88. Sale of permits purchase discounts, etc., brough tots net profits up to $1,7984114$ businesses. onstant change. We 11 , year older, and some a , r. There will be mlstaWjB and chances taken that uwj he future of a life, for or worse. . Unless the happens there will be ^ will hang for murder. be political hopes fun. dashed. It's going to w new year, busier than past ten or twenty. There to be done—too much to safely and wisely. There one new year's resolution worth, making and and th.at is to try. disgrace in failure if , has been tried. Hundreds^ poses bave never been cause they were not t"" sins-song of "try, try simple it sound*' looUsa isn't. For tnoBe wno tp always a cfc_attce, 8l«w For tnos<j w]jo 4p»'t there bitterness and. dlsappo' DT

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