Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on January 20, 1938 · Page 6
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Algona, Iowa
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EDITORIAL PAGE K*aatrfft €<»»l|ta JANUARY < A!S SECOND CLASS MATTER DE- «omber 31, 190S, at the postofflce at Alsona, Iowa, under the Act o£ March 2, 1879. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION 1-To Kossuth county postofflces and bordering postoffices at ArmstronK. Bode, Brltt, Buffalo Center, Convlth, Cylinder, Klmore, Hutchlns, lilvcrmore, Ottnscn, Hake, Rlngstcd, Rodman, SttlSon, West Bend, and Woden, year ---- 51.60 3— Advance and Upper DCS Molnes both to same address at any postofflce Iti Kossuth county or any neighboring postofflce named In No, 1, year _ ....... ______ ...... -------------- **'™ 3— Advance alone to all other postofflces year $2.60, +-Advance and Upper DCS Molnes both to same address at all postofflces not exccpted In No. 1 year .................... --------------- W- subscriptions for papers solng to points 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. S u b- scrlptlons going to non- only kind of appeal. Tho script was approved by everybody from the office boy to the 32nd vice .president In charge of sales both in the coffee company and the radio company. The trouble wns that Mae and Charley put entirely too much "unipft" into the reading, and coupled with Mae's self-induced curve- appeal, and Charley's more or less back-shop talk with women on preceding programs, gave the written words much more offense than was intended by anybody. And Johnny Q. Public, taking his cue from the big-wigs of all kinds, including even the federal government itself, is doing Mae wrong. She should share in the blame, but don't turn poor Nell out into the storm alone. The COLYUM Lot's Not Bo Too 1>—d Serious, I T HAS ALWAYS been a wonder to me how the editorial sage (column left) could step off his high horse and loosen up as ho docs in the facetuous human Interest Colyum. I've often thought I'd like to take a shot at the Col- yum sometime when the hopper has temporarily run out of raw material while Allen is wintering in the sunny south." Just fifty years ago I first met Alien. One cold morning back in Goldfleld I stood before Taxes I'm class." The man within the county JANUARY 1938 S M T TV T F S 2 3 4 6 C 7 8 9 10 11 12 1« 14 16 16 17 18 1!) 20 21 22 28 24 25 2« 27 28 29 SO 31 ----- Timely Topics county points not named under No. 1 above will bo discontinued without notice one month after expiration ot time paid for, If not "" renewed, but time for payment will lie extended if requested in writing. Who's to Blame? "Just as a matter of fairness, if Hoover ifas blamed for the 1929 recession, should not Roosevelt be blamed for the 1937 depression?"—Ward Barnes, in the Eagle Grove Eagle. That's all a matter of which side of the fence you are on. If you are a thorough-going dyed-in-the-wool F. R. B. C. New Dealer tnen Roosevelt is to blame for nothing, and is to be credited with everything good. You'll believe then that it is wicked business, wicked newspapers, the 60 families, the republicans, wicked senators, in fact anything «id anybody but Roosevelt or the New Deal. Tho New Deal is a great deal like France under the Louies when the state could do no •wrong. The whole unvarnished truth is that the This business of 12 and 13-year-old girls running away from grade school to get married is becoming entirely too frequent. A Philadelphia kindergarten superintendent says every child has a right to get a "D" once in a while, and observed that to feel perfect is a rather bad thing. That's true in everything but .politics, when it's necessary to be right all of the time. Big-name movie stars are to be pulled off radio programs aa soon, as contracts expire, according to undercover information. Too much competition from the radio. Thursday an'l Sunday nights are poor movie nights be- programs reach their heights a vacant store used temporarily as a skating * rink. Alien's dad was in possession and the 13-year-old boy and his kid sisters had walked in early from the Stamy place, half a mile out, to try their skill on roller skates before school opened. I was a bashful red-headed freckle- faced kid, just off the farm, and watched through the window with envious eyes. A couple of years later Alien and I were chums. One of the smart, Ingenious small town kids conceived the idea that every boy should have a distinctive nick-name, so Alien was christened "Jack" for no particular reason, and I was labeled "Mitch." The names this one Item. The way to reduce these hidden taxes is to reduce public expenditures so that rates may be cut or the ta«s abolished. Either hat or U g en.*™, »-», - to impose Income taxes on the ai- I don't have to ready tax burdened Incomes. [From the Northwood Anchor,] One of the best Illustrations of tho old saying.that "what you don't know don't hurt you" is the belief of many persons In moderate circumstances that the rich and the well to do pay the taxes n nr1 that they—the poor people- [From Trnor Star-Clipper.] With all the discussion now of excess profits and capital gains tax, we frequently hear the statement from a smug citizen, "Well, I should worry. pay any tax to the government, not in the income tax paying who really believes such propaganda is tho 'world's greatest economic sucker. For as stuck until we were men. Being a year older, it was up to me to initiate and advise my chum in our first "affairs of the heart." Wo had many parties. "We played Jolly Miller and Skip to M'lou. As I remember, Alien was quite adept in the famous game of post- Hcover depression was based primarily on the "World war and secondly on the credit mania «f the latter 20's. The World war plunged us heavily into debt augmented not only by our OTTO expenses but by terrific loans to our no- ide allies. These debts created a huge bill of interest jo pay. They created "tax-free" bonds for the "economic royalists" to use in escaping payment of both principal and interest. There •uras a touch of panic when the deflation hit IB the early 20's, but that was offset in industry (but not in farming) by the boom of Ihc automobile and radio industries. Hoover took office March 4, 1929. Less than tsso months after he took office the first jarnor crash occurred. In October came the tfcbacle. For four hectic years Hoover strug- glrd to keep the country on an even keel. He cause radio then. In this income tax paying period the fact that government employes do not pay income tux on their salaries is particularly irksomo. They are the ones who are spending the money and they should help the rest of the country pay. Maybe they would be a little more careful about raising rates and spending money if they did. Censorship is proposed as a cure for such radio evils as the recent Mae West-Charley McCarthy skit. Public opinion is doing a much better job of teaching this particular program what should and shouldn't be put out than any governmental censorship would ever do. Radio censorship can be as dangerous a thing as press censorship. Pictures of the two youths who are scheduled to hang for murder next week were published in a state daily the first of the week. Pictures of victims of their acts were not published, however, hence a feeling of sympathy for the youths. Such publicity seems & little bit thick; maybe it is designed to force Governor Kraschel to withdraw the death penalty and substitute life terms. Capital punishment con be seriously questioned as a crime preventative, but it should also be remembered that the persons who died some months ago had mothers and families, and were at least presumably much better citi- I ever forget the night Horace Boies office. Can became Iowa's first democratic governor since the Civil War? The few democrats in Goldfield were celebrating with a huge bonfire on the main street. We were piloting a couple of girls, and one of them, a Methodist preacher's daughter, had to be in at 9 o'clock. What a queer twist of fate! But for that, Alien would never have lost an arm! Back to the bonfire we went, and later rushed with a bunch of hoodlum boys to ride a long freight out of town. Alien was thrown from the lad- dor of a freight car and his elbow was crushed beyond repair. Do you recall, Alien, the Sunday afternoon during your convalescence when Banker Nicol tipped over backward in the platform spring rocker? I never laughed so much in my life. It was a stupendous spectacle. Moon-blind Ca 1 . Hayes and I got him out of his predicament. Old Cal visited me this summer — totally humble salary pays far more than his share of the taxes, In proportion to his Income. About 25 per cent of the rent he pays goes for hidden taxes. Every time he buys a suit for himself or a coat or dress for his wife, 8 per cent goes for paying hidden taxes. Every time he goes to the movies 10 per cent of the admission fee goes for taxes. Food and gasoline get their share. In short, 12 cents out of every dollar the wage earner gets goes for hidden taxes. He works a month and a half each year to pay hidden taxes. In addition to this of course is the money taken out of his pay envelope to pay for his social security, and the amount he pays in a higher cost of living due to social eecurlty taxes on business. And some of these days he may find that the money he pays in for social security has been spent by the government and all he has loft to guarantee security for old age is a nice bunch of federal I. O. U.'s. pay that they- none. A Northwood young „»« not long ago expressed to local official his satisfaction and feeling of justice that tho rich paid the taxes. The young man was uniokiug_ a cigarette at the time and the cit official asked him if he know tha tho clgaret the young man wa smoking came from a - young man smoking came nuiu »•»'••-•""- ^ in fairness 1 cost 18 cents in Northwood ana that the cigarets cost only ten cents and the tax eight cents. The did not know it—until ml. Mabel Newcomer, of Vassar is out with a carefully compiled study showing that a man with $500 cash Income pays - -' i^^^"*— ' ' State Income Tax Is Unfair e [Webster City Freeman.] There are some very unfair features In the state Income tax statutes. It Is supposedi to be a net Income tax law, but ilt is nothing of tho kind. The taxpayer Is not allowed to deduct capital losses, For Instance: If he loses $1,000 In a bank failure ho cannot deduct the amount, or If he loses $1,000 in a real estate transaction his taxes are tho same as they would be had he not sustained such losses. Defenders of these features of tho law say that If the taxpayer had made a thousand dollars in his real estate deal he would no) have to pay taxes on it. But that is not a fair situation. If he made $1,000 he could afford to pay taxes on it and should be required to do so, while It he loses he should Hodgep c ( Webster— A slew Ingredients; « '^ James 1)iirj'(>n, i w ,. Algonlans as ".H m .. (! employed at Barry* \ biggest of tho old ii In baseball, and mip/ ess during thn 80's , baseball when ii c L ' "Cyclone Jim" crop" 1 papers now and . lR(lln Jim played cithi against some of the club owners. Homm birthday "greeting" to i Tr tnQ T^)l i lo fl/\l . 1.1 ut. 1.1 *v i m iHuo] On if! League club, and h c personal letter of w t, tifiably proud, "j^ pitch when Connie » finri "Tim" /iivn turn jim says a cer Is a dead-ringer f ()r looked in the old <& * * * * H. B. Colenidn, fame, and also of ], nervfift n rnrnn* u«~ permitted to deduct Jesse Jones, chairman of the Reconstruction Finance corporation, said recently: Hidden taxes reach every wage earner. An eighteen- dollar-a-week clerk or laborer fwho owns no property pays more than $100 a year in hidden taxes on the increased cost of goods and sen-ices he buys. Congressman Treadway, of Massachusetts, said recently: Indirect federal taxation is gathered through levies on. cigarets, beverages, toilet articles, tooth paste, soap, furs, automobiles, radio equipment, sporting goods cameras, mechanical refrigerators, electric light, auto accessories, gaso- other with ShUU CilO" liivwu.*^ !-.-„- •»• . L 16 per cent while the tnanwlth a $2,000 income pays but 8 to iu it Should be a source of worry that the man with one million dol- ars income has to pay 80 per cent in taxes Why? Because it is irom hVone million dollars-the source of capital for industry and employment-that four-fl ths s tok en away to be spent — thrown Sway to the birds-by ttotfuls, m mWy cases-by the spenders of hidden away are the taxes ~the" poor man pays. For hat reason he votes cheerfully-tor all sorts of economic monstrosl- Ses He has nothing to lose, he thinks, but everything to gain. Ho B made a sucker by the mountebanks who make him think they Other features of tho law that .re very unjust are the penalties or making a mistake. If the taxpayer deducts losses In good faith o which he Is not entitled, he Ms ubjected to a penalty of 5 per ;cnt and on top of that must pay nterest at the rate of 12 per cent per annum. And to make the in- erest requirement all the more mrdensome he Js not apprised of his mistake for perhaps 18 months •was the subject of "smear" tactics by Roose- zens. Warned on Hoover. But the depression that is must be shamefully admitted, in defeating him at every turn. No, that 1929-1932 depression should not be 7)>umed on Hover. But the depression that is to come in the next 20 years can and will be definitely traced and blamed onto the present Administration. Real historians, without political bias, blame public debt as a major cause of depressions. Ijet's see what has happened to the U. S. public debt. !r. 1S(13, when Wilson became president the U S. owed a total of $1,193,000,000. When Wilson wns reelected in 1916 it was approximately the same, with the figure $1,225,000,000. Then came the World war, and by 1919 it had reached the tremendous total of $25,482,000,000. Then began a steady decline, till in 1D29 when Hoover took office it was $16,931,000,000. The next year it declined slightly, iind in 1932, when Roosevelt took office, it a-as $19,487,000,000. It is now $37,000,000,000. In 1932 it will be £SS,500,000,000. Roosevelt's administrations were the most expensive in the peace-time history of the country. What about interest that must be paid before a cent can be used for government expenses or to reduce the debt? In 1916 the U. S. interest bill was $22,000,•600. In 1935 it was $820,926,353, and it is estimated that this year the bill will go way isast the billion dollar mark. In other words tie interest we will pay this year would have pa'.d off the entire public debt in 1913 or 1916. And the important fact is that this billion ikillars of interest, which goes to "economic rayalists" if you like, is tax free. Some day, some time, under some president »« shall have to begin paying it back. Ther we'll have, a depression that will be a depression. But will the country be wiser — and no place the blame on the unfortunate person who occupies the White House? Will we place the Maine where it belongs—on the spending nl UI32-I93? and the New Deal? A few brave luice.s may, but the country as a whole will lam bast the administration, just as was done io 1928-1932. Opinions of Editors Yellow Peril Approaches. Logan Observer—They used to give Kaiser Wilhelm the laugh when he mentioned the yellow peril, time. Maybe he was juat ahead of his blind for ten or 15 years, but still, at his past air- are '•soaking the rich heavy Right now many people favor federal expenditures be ca they think "it puts money into circulation." Pernaps it does buV they could put it into clrcula tion just as well-and have the fun of dong it. But as long as the man' or as follows: iMRton'i J ' ,V l t,C or two years. Thus If he pays $100 less than the Income tax department figures that he should pay. the penalty is (5 and tho Interest, if it runs 18 months is 18 per cent and H it runs two years dt is 24 per cent. [n the latter event Interest and penalty amounts to ?29. Thare Is no justice in that. The idea of the state charging 12 per cent interest when "money sharks" and "bloated bondholders" are loaning at from two to five per cent is simply preposterous, and the penalty of five per cent ds pretty high for merely making a mistake. Two per cent penalty and six per cent interest would be ample, it seems to the Freeman-Journal, to relmburst the state for loss of pay ad- Unkindest Cut of All. • Washington Post—Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt says she has heard of no third-term talk at home. That's all very well, but when has Mrs. Roosevelt been home? Tough in Canada. Albia Union Republican and • Traer Star- Hipper—The General Motors Corporation re- that it is not reducing employment at its Canadian plants because business over there is normal. This can't be true. Folks must all be nearly starved in Canada by this time. Thpy haven't had the least kind of a Brain Trust. SO years, ardently trying to perfect plane. Six weeks ago in Goldfield I drove past the old house where you lived on South Main Street. Remember our first attempt to shave —with a dull, old razor? Then, passing the school house, I thought of the day when two bunking big boys, kept after school for lack of application to studies, had their ears soundly boxed by the aggravated lady principal. Down .past the old depot, where your dad got you and Edgar one Halloween night at a late hour and handed you what boys got in those days from irate parents. Your dad's old lumber office is gone, and, too, the old building is gone where, in order to get first-hand information on the convivial parties of our elders, we crawled on hands and knees half a block under a high side- to get under the building unobserved. All I remember of that is "Bucky save the corks" repeated again and again. We drove down to the park across the river, ar.d I laughed mentally when I recalled the "piece of. string" episode. I always think of it when I see a reference to De Maupassant's famous short story. You might regale some of your bosom pals of later years with the details! I had a drink from the old flowing well at the Hinton place. Down by the creek are the same trees where one dark night you and I acquired two fat hens (on the assumption that finders are keepers) and took them over to the tile factory for a midnight roast. Remember the Christmas day when we line, on, mm iiiuiij umvi items. If a person smokes a t package of cigarets a day he trill in the cowse of a year hand over $21.90 in taxes on axes there will be no cessation of he demand for free handouts. How true it is that "it ignor- ince is bliss, 'tis folly to be Wise." THE MO VIES By T. H. C. WELLS FARGO— Wells Fargo is one of the few universal-appeal pictures in the history of the screen; oldsters like T. C. Sherman feel the poignant memories which its stirring scenes recall while youngsters like my Julian, aged 11, are carried away by the mere story of the winning of the West. Well directed, perfectly paced, and magnificently staged against a background of the great wide open spaces of our frontier, Wells Fargo will outlive all other productions which deal in a similar theme. For one thing, the institution of the Wells Fargo Express Co. holds the picture together with a very definite, thread, which is in contrast with such productions as the Plainsman, and The Covered Wagon, which tell of the opening of the Wesf..in more epoch sweeping vistas. Wells Fargo covers two decades, but always the rise of the individual . express company ties the sequence together and gives one the impression that this is more than just the story of the West, as a whole. T. C. Sherman, to whom the pic- the screen. I was a little irked by the rather uncalled for episode of the wife's apparent disloyalty to her husband in warning Confederate soldiers concerning the route of the gold-train of which her husband was the leader. I think a more suitable ending could have been found ana one which might have been shorter. But after all, these are but trivialities — the fad remains, that Wells Fargo is a great show «vnd tells its story beautifully and forcibly. May Draft Turner for Congress [». M. Plain Talk.] Over in the seventh congressional district it is reported there is being initiated a movement for ;he drafting of Dan W. Turner, of Cornin'g, as the republican candidate for congress considered best able to wrest the mantle of office from Congressman Otho Wearln, democrat, who is now serving his third term in that office. In the opinion of Plain Talk Mr. In the Advance last w ** • read of an Irvinnton m claimed to be KossnujK/, champion early riser U^. '• he got up one mornitiV * tho fire, turned on a,,, and put on the tea w then asked hia T»I[ C ^ was going to get brtoh only to be informed » i then 1 a. m. ' There used to be a v near Cedar Falls whon boasted of his early risu claimed he never got m!" than 2 o'clock. Some tf ' friends rather daubted ft'Vj curacy of his statement decided to test then!; •A!bout 3 o'clock one a? several of them went \»t? ' farm home. There \ f ,.' light in the house ondtli responded to a rap an v i door. "Where ia Jim 11 | l * led one of the visitors * ( ' know," replied tho ullei was around here early J , morning, but I dontij- where ho is now." i * * » * It's ftbont timo somec M< he use of the money and to for the expense incurred in justing the error. If there is reason to believe that the taxpayer was attempting to defraud he state . is an entirely different question, ut not many taxpayers undertake nything of the kid. Tax rates, too, are very high on ncomes in the lower brackets ompared with federal rates. But when the higher brackets are cached, the state rates are much ess than the federal. In other words, when the big incomes are nvolved and which are enjoyed men who can best afford to something about women^ There's not much that t _ done, but some of them 1« they were designed the 4 ! New Year's eve when Headache made the de«if not give a dog-on. * * * * Funny papers are no . funny. There's little sli about them that used to a kids to laugh. Noted me the passing of the creator! one of the favorites of cl 25 to 35 years ago. No\v t 1 ' paper Is designed for gw with perhaps Popeyo as Be ii Be M R< >ay taxes, the state lets them off I hold-out for fun for childii iasy, all incomes above $4,000 bong taxed at the rate of 5 per cent. Tence tho man with an income of 150,000 per year pays the same rates as the one with an income only a few dollars above ?4,000. • Mr. Casey Takes a Bold Stand [Knoxrille Express.] Newspapers should come right out and declare themselves on the issues of the day. For instance: Here's snow. The Express doesn't beat about the bush and try to curry favor Avith both sides, the antis and the pros. It boldly announces that it is ag'in it, b'gosh! And if that be treason, make the Advertising too is tor. comics (pitifully HO) to pi campaign. Even the ll[ teemed funny page of l!,' Moines Register hoa fallen mating want ads and what; cartoon. * * * « Newest craze is candid' ing, and there are severs' and in full operation in f The camera sosts from |L but there is an expend mounts up to $50 for the thusiast who goes in fori> ing, printing, and enlair own shots. The number' wns augmented by d gifts. • ' • * * » While this column rece G a G Dallas Add- County -Sickly Grins. News — When President Roosevelt laid the blame for tho present recession at the doors of the newspapers, everyone in the nation but Mr. Roosevelt had to smile. Even Jay Franklin must have felt a grin forming. It was about the weakest, silliest alibi yet put forth for the New Deal failures. Andy Was a Good Cnsser. Lyon County Reporter—The victory of Andrew Jackson over the British at New Orleans came high, but just think what the Jacksonian democrats paid last Saturday t-vening to celebrate the anniversary, and at Doing Mae Wrong Mae West is now taking a beating from ra- •dio, newspaper, and movie rnoralizers that fairly sizzles. U seems that Mae and the wood$i-headet •Cbarley McCarthy partook of a little by-play talking over a coffee program hour, and whili maybe Charley and Mae didn't get at, the cen .•sons, etc., over the country did, and .perhap rightly so. Anyway it's Mae who has to take it on th nilun. The woman pays again. Nothing is being said about the script writ «rs. Nothing is being said about Charley o lion Ameche or others on the program an »-J»o participated in the double-meaning talk The facts are that the coffee company hope too attract listeners who would be influence to buy that particular brand. The script was written with the idea of using Mae's one an ho same time wipe the red ink off the last hipaign ledger. In New York, where the cal plutocrats are supposed to live, it was lily $50 a plate, while in Washington, where ! e political top-notchers congregate, it was ! 100 a throw. Out "where the west begins" it vas scaled down to $25. Wonder what the amous old war leader, who afterwards became president of the United States, would say if he could see the price list. skated up the Boone to your Uncle Jim's and found no one at home. We got back in mid- ariernoon and providentially your good moth- cd had saved a hot dinner for two famished near-grown men. What lovely voices we blended, your bass with my tenor, 4 years in the Methodist choir. About that time I began to notice your kid sister was grown up, and you, too, were courting Emma. What glorious years through the toclious wait. I little anticipated when I watched you 50 years ago on roller skates that I would some day marry that skinny girl with long brown curls. Two weeks ago we celebrated our 40th anniversary. Well, like all old fogies, I could ramble on forever with reminiscence, for this is only a. drop in the bucket of what I might reveal re- ga'-ding Alien's past. Let this suffice! Congratulations to Alien and his Colyum It never lacks for spice.—is clean and wholesome fun—in fact it is a continuous round of pleasure. Best wishes from your boyhood chum, Casper, Wyo. MARSHALL, C. KEITH. ture appealed 'tremendously, recalled the days when he, too, was an agent of progress in his connection with the Milwaukee rail- ro^d when it built its lines westward. Scenes of Indians and pio- ne«rs, the latter in long coats and top hats, Btill lingered tenderly in his mind, as he recalled many incidents from his/ own experiences which were vividly depicted on the creen. My own youngest son, on the ther hand, was singularly im- most of it! What good.-jis it?":lt been .written without the never falls in July or August when ' w - '""•' '"'•*"« »'»«» it might cool off the 100-degree temperature and mitigate the dus- bowl dryness.of the Io\ya..B9il. i and Little Man, You're Stuck Again. Elmore Eye—Merchants in the small towns aren't surprised to find that the vast majority jobless now registering for benefits under the state unemployment insurance law live in the larger cities. That was to be expected. However the city merchant who lays off his help in slack periods must realize that the small town merchant who keeps his clerks on the job year in and year out is entitled to a squawk. The latter, the small town merchant, pays the same rate toward the unemployment fund even though he knows that nothing short of a major depression would cause any real unemployment in his town. In other words, while he may approve of jobless insurance in theory, the merchant in the rural community is bound to feel he is contributing more than his proportionate share to the unemployment fund. AND NOW that Alien has returned we'l slip clear over to the last column on the right—just barely on the page. It has beei great fun reading the exchanges—one of the greatest joys an Editor can have. Other pa-j of place in a drama of the kind pevs, have a fascination. With some there isj an d always seem to detract from iressed with the actual course of vents and told the plot complete- y and intelligently when he came home from the show. As an edu- •ational picture, there has prob- ibly never been anything which 10 accurately showed the struggle, ,he handicaps, the hardships, which beset those men of vision, who foresaw in the opening of the West the possibilities of modern transportation. The cast is really of minor consequence, since characters of this kind are easily portrayed and the setting and plot and direction are of infinitely more importance. Joel McCrea and his real wife, Frances Dee, and Bob Burns are among those present while the inarticulate. Indian, who mutters only an occasional "ugh" gets most of the laughs, I did think, however, that Bob Burns did an excellent job of portraying the only real comedy character. As a rule, radio and Turner would prove a strong candidate, should he be prevailed upon to seek the nomination. He has proven his vote-getting strength in the district in each of his three campaigns for the governorship, It should be said for Dan Turner, and it will bo said M he consents to become a candidate for congress next year, that during his term as governor, 1931 and 1932, he lived up to his promise to restore economy to state government; that his administration led to a real reduction in the cost of government and that taxes were reduced by action taken by the general assembly at his behest. If an outsider may be permitted to suggest a course to the republican voters of the seventh congressional district by which they can redeem that district from democratic domination, -we woulc suggest that they draft Dan Turner, if need be, as the one man who can "get the goat" of Con- help us establish a new high for corn production; no, indeed, it waits until cold winds begin to blow in December and the Ford radiators nave begun to freeze up, and then it falls and fills all the ditches and clutters the roads and stalls the cars and stops the stock from picking up any subsistence n the fields and makes itself a eneral nuisance until it finally haws and ruins the country roads nd turns quiet streams into raging orrents for a week or two in the pring. No, snow was not so bad n the horse-and-cutter days when ive needed something to lubricate he ruts and ridges; but it Is now ,s obsolete as a plug hat, 'as use- ess as a hoop-skirt, and as un- of your snow!" the word, 'it'' has alwajs I *, source of Interest to knm, <•, and why the editorial «,v> J ' Editor, Casej\ Express, conlo / ^ ;ressman Wearin. Strange Theory of the Law [Knoxville Journal.] Governor Nels Kraschel's advic to county attorneys and sheriffs to enforce the law in accordance with the views of the local ' pleasant as the memory evil deeds. "Beautiful Pish, tush! We're ag'in it! 1 + $25 a Plate for Love Feast! " n ' 16 most com- a "wonderment" how others it is madding they can do it. With to see how much could be done with a little work. The best editorials are thone where the editor takes down his hair and lets fly with what ho thinks in plain language. Those with full editorial 3 ages are most interesting because U'e pago includes all sides of the man who hunts and pecks at the typewriter keys. There's humor, pathos, indignation, praise, opinion, information, and everything interesting. Usually there's fun. And fun tempers the page and makes the editor a human understandable person. We won't see them again regularly till Alien takes another vacation. Only a little sneak now and again. Adios. —ENAUD. wucviu.i;t.ci. iio a, 1U1D, IUU1U illlU („„ _i t , ' •"• «*-»i.uuuu- even screen comedians, seem out I * su « me "t of the theory of • ] f w enforcement ever put out by .he governor of any state. It abrogates the whole theory of the Kule of law" and substitutes purely personal government It says to county law enforcement officers, "Your duty is to be reelected, not to enforce an unpopular law." It says to the lawless community, "The law does not apply to you." It winks at law vio- the realism of the production. I have never forgotten Joe E. Brown n the MOM ..presentation of Midsummer Nights Dream — he was one of the contributing factors in my utter disgust with this otherwise noteworthy production. But Bob Burns and his faithful Indian fit into Wells Fargo as neatly as a pea in a pod—they accentuate the realism of the picture rather than detract from it. This is a very long show — over two hours—and this is- about the only real criticism I can hold against it. No picture ought to be that long. No plot should take that long to unfold. Just as they say no souls are saved after the first 20 minutes of a sermon, so we might say that no story would take over 9Q minutes to show on lations, political at law vio corruption gambling, slot machines, and every other offense against the criminal statutes. It seems incredible tnat a governor of Iowa, whose sworn duty under his oath of office is to support the constitution and enforce- the laws of the state could be guilty of uttering such rot. The only interpretation of such advice is that the author was making a frenzied appeal to all the lawless elements ot the state tor political support, * [Hnmboldt Republican.] Our democratic friends of Iowa are to have a party love feast. It is to be called a "Jackson Day Dinner." One thousand guests are supposed to be seated. The toll for love Is $25 per seat. That ought to make everything lovely— for the love feast. If they get 1,000 democrats to pay $25 each for this dinner it will of course accumulate a grand total of $25,)00. There seems to be a fly in the ointment in the shape of a sales, tax that attaches to tbe 'feed" and will amount to 50 cents per plate, or a grand total of $500. But then Secretary Wallace will be the speaker of the evening. Because the invitations to the "shindig" says that a majority of the cash received will go into the party war chest, all those attending will be contributing toward party campaign purposes. In Iowa there is a law that certain officials can not contribute to political purposes. Therefore such people can not attend^ Among;-them are the members of the board ot control, the state liquor forces, and the state tax board; both memhers ot the boards and tbeir employes. It inj:q Knoxville brother editor with tne i possible explanation ^ As ho himself confess *> tor considerable delibf> rt .^ and rationalizing, the of the Waukon ReP» and Standard, has finally cided to make a change^ tone of his editorial «• that is, he is going to apt "I" instead of tho usual Locally, in Waukon, IM| make things seethe " citement, but out in world possibly the only will be to forestall a»I piclon that his "««. mean the editor und B' worm. * * » • According to a daily P«l line last, week: "Five chiefs. F. R. in 'Helpful little more talking privaU lot less talking for with "big stick" pomp«« do a great deal toward this country's difficulties^ * * * * A lot of people are 0 I miss Archie Hntcbisooj everyone called him and whether his real Archibald was not cities'j cause he was simply '» called him "Mister who son except a few before him when he the peace. He had the for which tbe Irish famous. a« * * * that' President Eoosevolt comes out with a bomb! all business and the neM he didn't mean all the bad ones. Boy, versal of the American that, only the proven s» suffer. For tbe 150 it istence of this countr) » deemed that no inno should suffer, even tnou. tecting the. innocent an black sheep should 6^; the credo seems to that , the than a single guilty if the is estimated that tbe "feed" win actually cost about $2 per Blate, and the rest of the $25 is "gilt." U. S. Biggest Employer. Clear Lake Mirror: Close to ft ,«.„, ,„million persons are now employed but maybe the guy in the executive branch ot toe didn't let her #>e W tederal goyernnjeajt. ' \a was run I" 10 last week that the house" has preme court yet. "heads of tfte house > Deal on tbeir perw* eupreme- court. H »» e ' pooge

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