Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on February 3, 1938 · Page 8
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Algona, Iowa
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EDITORIAL PAGE K0*0tti!) gtotmig DNTtBRBD AS SECONB OIjAiSS MATTER I>E- cembcr 31, 1908, at the postoffioc at Algona, Iowa, under the Act of March 2, 1879. TERMS OP SUBSCRIPTION Kossuth county postofflces and bordering postofflcoa at Armstrong, Bode, Brltt, (Buffalo Center, Corwlth, Cylinder, EJmore, Hutchlns, LJvcrmore, Ottosen, Rake, Rlnested, Rodman, Stllson, West Bend, and Woden, year ____ $1.60 3— Advance and Upper Des Molnes both to same address at any postofflce In Kossuth county or - MTU ^ » ^uu *vb tbti j >sisaLUAi.lVC ll( -IXtJOBU I any neighboring- postofflce named year In No. 3, (2.60 9-Advance alone to all other postofflces year $2.60. 4-Advanco and Upper Dee Molnes both to same address at all postofflces not excepted In No. 1, year $4.00 ALL subscriptions for papers golns to points within the county and out-of-the-county points FEBRUARY 1»88 named under No. 1 above are considered continuing subscriptions to be discontinued onl; on notice from sub scrlbera or at publish er's discretion. S U b- scrlptlons going to non county points not nam ed under No. 1 above will be discontinued without notice one month after expiration of time paid for, If no „ . „, . renewed, but time for payment will be extended If requested in writing 8 M T W T F 8 12845 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 20 27 28 but she needs to absorb a few facts about the theory and practice of democratic government before she aspires to become part of it. Timely Topics Response to an Appeal by a Colored Girl The churches maintain combined or separ- a.e home and foreign missionary societies and it is well that they do. Many people prefer to give to them rather than to make direct gifts on the ground that established and informed management will make the best use of donations. Nevertheless, many other people like to know where their money goes, and so are attracted by opportunities for direct help. This writer has for many years been interested in the Piney Woods school for young colored boys and girls at Piney Woods, Miss., a-ad has occasionally sent small contributions.' Many other good-hearted people, not only here but throughout the North, have done likewise and through contact with the school's singers have come to feel a personal interest in what Laurence C. Jones, a former Iowa colored boy who was educated at Marshalltown and Iowa City, has been doing at Piney Woods for the young people of his race. Started under a tree in the open, this schoo now owns a 20-acre campus, with buildings erected mostly by pupils and estimated as worth more than $112,000. It also owns 200 acres of farm land which the pupils work and 1300 acres of woodland. The value of the farm and the woodland is estimated at more than $65,000. The whole represents what one colored man of vision has been able to accomplish in some 20 or 25 years. A few years ago an editorial in this column described graduation exercises at the Piney Woods school. The graduates did not arise and give ovations on high-flown subjects; instead they demonstrated on the stage what they had learned in humble occupations. A bricklayer showed how to lay bricks; a girl li"-« to bake bread; and so on. It was a striking way to show how the school was fitting its pupils for the parts they would have to play in actual life. The occasion for the foregoing remarks is receipt Monday morning of the following personally addressed pen and ink letter under date of January 2D in a schoolgirl's neat handwriting on the school's letterhead: I am a colored girl trying to work mv way through school. Mr. Jones, the principal is giving us every opportunity he can, but he is unable to do much without some effort on our pan. So I am appealing to you and others who may be interested to help me continue lay education. If you have not heard of our school I am enclosing something about it. Most of the girls and boys work their way here, but the .scuool has to buy food, pay teachers, and keep up general expense. Please, may I add your one dollar or more •on my schooling? —Jewel Catherine Collins. This writer, like other people, has many Wallaces' Farmer deprecates the demand for army and navy Increases on the ground that they will mean less money for farmers' subsidies. It Is difficult to believe that many farmers would subscribe to that unpatriotic argument. The only arguable question is not whether there would be less for farm subsidies .but whether the Increases are needed. Thirty-one of the fifty leading hog-producing counties in the United States are In Iowa, 'and Kossuth county, with a hog population of 112,976, stood third in the nation in 1935. Pot- tawattarnie (Council Bluffs) was first with 119,087, and Henry county, 111,, was second with 116,286. Maybe someone ought to write a new Iowa song with "That's where the big bacon grows" as the theme. A Des Moines political dispatch to the Spencer Daily Reporter quotes democratic politicians in this district are saying: "If the Eighth wants a New Dealer Jn congress, why not go ail the way and have a democratic New Dealer?" That's a crack at Congressman Gilchrist, and an ungrateful one, in view of the fact that he has consistently treated the New Deal with the greatest consideration. "Jimmy" Braddock has quit the prize-ring. To a layman that looks like a wise decision. In 84 fights in 11 years he scored 26 knockouts, 25 decisions, and five draws;also he won his last battle. As prize-fighting goes, this record is an honorable one, and by retiring THURSDAY, The tOLYUM Let's Not Be Too I>—d Serious. a thousand dollars by ' and by way of comment Al- AN ESTHERVJLLE FARMER was recently * •* fleeced out "' ** *t*«. .«««.» - j«tt«.« u» "confidence men' bert Eisele gives an experience of his own in his Blue Earth Post Post Chaise column It Is not with any thought of self-flattery but solely as a -eminiscence, that this writer records here, that ho was tackled by confidence men in Chicago in 1928. We were on our way to Knoxville, Te in., to be married. We were sitting In the Union depot, when a fellow sat down beside us land began to talk. Where w«re we going? To Knoxville. Holy smokes-, shake hands! he was going there himself. Now we could travel Where were . hands again! he was from Minnesota! Mlnne- tdgether, .wasn't that we from? Minnesota. record is on honorable one, and by retiring hood, since we were not yet quite ready to ac- now Braddock will always have the satlsfac-1 C ept him as a brother, because we really knew inn rvf un ATIMTI tr I Vin t V\e\ \vr\ tt •*•»«*• fnr*nt\A \\tr Ai\. _ . ..*_•___ • . • • J •,. . * . . , nice! Shake apolis, by George, And thus It went. It was still two hours till train time, so our affable friend suggested that we go somdwhere for sandwiches and coffee. "And you don't care if I call you Albert, do you?" hi said. No, we said we didn't. But inwardly we 1 did. We resented the quick familiarity, for inwardly we didn't like the fellow. Howeve|, we never dreamed that he Was a sharper. We went to a restaurant for lunch. He became more and more engaging, and it was •Albert" this and "Albert" that, And the more he used that first name, the more we resented it. We resented the professed brotherhood, since we were not yet quite ready to ac- ion of knowing that he was not forced by de- eat to quit. V«ls£Sb A1^«X1. t*SJ (V L>1 VLllt-1 j UC\sUU0V7 TT C 1 CClllJ 1 All^ TV nothing about him. It was this resentment that led to our first suspicion, and before we , culls for the money he is able to spare, so the young colored girl will have to .be satisfied Latest in the war-against syphilis is a pro- left the restaurant we had made up our mind — "---•-- • • • 'that something was rotten in Denmark. We went out on the street then and began to look for the Approach of his confederate. We had not long to wait. Suddenly a voice said from behind us, "Hy say, you two bally follows, can you 1 direct me to the bloomin' Palmer 'ouse?" The supposed Englishman was dressed in the height of fashion, wore a monocle and carried a cane. Suddenly we turned on our heel and went the other way. "Hey, Albert!" called our late friend from Minnesota. "Where are you going?" "Try that! game of yours on someone else!" we replied, "Albert!" wailed our Minnesota pal, in hurt tones, "I never want to see you again!" "The wish is mutual," we called josal that Iowa pass a law requiring tests fo ouples planning to marry. The tests woul e well enough, but unless adjoining states ell into line with like laws the law woul icrely result in an exodus of lowans to othe tales for marriage licenses and ceremonies They did it some years ago just to escape tin 5-day notice law (which was later repealed) and Minnesota is now having similar experience, as the marriage record in any north Iowa county shows. Negro editors recently held a conference a' Washington with Secretary Wallace, and now it has leaked out that the junket was paid for out of department funds, though the law forbids use of such funds for the expenses of any "group or council." Senator Glass learned the facts and is going to ask embarrassing questions when the regular agricultural appropriation bill comes up. At this distance it looks like a loud "Amen!" is in order. Opinions of Editors Ten Millions for Booze! J°""ial—Iowa liquor store sales , 1no _ ~ ""• "I""' oiuie BcUKS for 1937 were 28.6 per cent larger than in 1936 —a net increase of $2,175,888.47 and grand total of ?9,771,840.92. Thus is the noble cause of temperance being promoted in our fair state. Nearly ten million dollars for booze! No! No! She's Worth a Million! Logan Observer—A woman research statistician in the women's bureau of the federal department of labor has figured out the dollar and cents value of the housewife to her family. It is figured that the cost of her labor in preparing the family meals is 15 cents per meal. That makes her annual value $164.25.' There is no explanation on just how 'the calculation is reached, but there it is, and what "Of All Sad Words," Etc. Decorah Public Opinion—While we do not believe that Mr. Hoover is likely to be again i candidate for president, there are many peo- p.c of better than average judgment who are confident that had he been elected to succeed himself in 1932, the country's recovery from he world-wide depression would have b<y>n more rapid than it has been and the -federal debt would be 10 to 15 billion dollars smaller ban it now is. ••••^l^^M^M^i^^^™^^^^^""^""^ ,. . Mr. Employer, be Hard^BoiM! • t~Jl I llXlvrWV*! f W • • »•• —"- -— ;. The Gotemment Will Stick You If Yon Show Any Mercy By E. F, Harrison In the Oakland Acorn. Our good friend, Dave Brown, of the Harlan News-Advertiser, has a justifiable peeve against the new unemployment compensation tax law "itTeems that Dave took a little vacation last summer and em- iloyed another person to he '' lie was gone. After Dave's i_._ another job, so Dave took pity __ _ OOK a lllllC VUCUUUU Jtt«l BUll"ii^» wiv* w*" ployed'arTother person to help with' the newspaper work while he was gone. After Dave's return,, the employe could not firm , so Dave took pity on him arid gave him an additional .ten weeks' employment. The employe's some 20 weeks of employment classified him under the law as a yearly employe, raising the total employment to eight, and subjecting the entire payroll to a tax of one percent. The circumstance also automatically made the tax applicable to the year 1937, though employes this year wore only six in number. Hence Dave is stuck for a tax of |226 for having paid J/bu ror a lax 01 itto 101 uuruie i««u ?*»* in wages to a more or less casual employe for whom he had sympathy. And, to pour salt in the wound, Dove has been Informed that unless the tnx'is paid before January 31, 1938, he will have to pay another $225 as a penalty. Of course Dave wasn't happy about the matter, and along with a lot of other pointed remarks he had this to say: "It is unfortunate that employers who have taken a personal Interest in their employes will have to abandon the golden rule mehod of dealing with them. Government demands upon the small business man have come to a point bordering upon confiscation. The small business man will have to adopt the policy, for purposes of self-preservation against government encroachment, of cutting every corner to keep the government from taking not only his wallet but his pants. "Inasmuch as the government is creating a fund to take care of the unemployed, the employer will adopt the attitude of 'Let the government pay you if I can't,' and will turn out unnecessary employes as soon as their, services can be dispensed with." THE MOVIES By T. H. C. , and that was the last we saw of them. We the absolute perfection of the art, ' ll "' ------- * — - • took a few steps, then looked back, fearfu. that they might follow, but both had disappeared. We went back to the depot and sat down Mad? We were mad enough to eat nails! We ticular sculpture was circum- stili had our money, true, but for one full scribed * y the exact size and tri- iour we had been in the company of a "man *rom Minnesota," and he had fooled us com*» \SLU iii.Jit.uCi3*-' La-, UUU UC UiiU 1UU1UU ^Jjj CODQ" --- ••«»- — »• .. »u uirf t>C9\/x» fcw i.t i, pletely. We still get angry whenever we think ln nls ^sures by designing them of it. But had he said "Mr. Eisele" instead of ™-<""« ™°IH— • --- «»" 'Albert," wo would probably have gone to Tennessee In a barrel. And Some Americans Wonder, Too. Plain Talk, Des Moin«s—The editor of the Condon Sphere has been contemplating some acts coMerning the resources and wealth of he United States,.: the'progress this country has made in a century and a half, its over- vnelnnng leadership over the whole world, and he is wondering why the methods which have brought this leadership should now be . - -- — — "uvc uiuugiu mis leadership should nov v»ith a modest oOc, with the writer's hope that abandoned and declared to be all wrong someone else will contribute the rest of the dollar, and the further hope that she may re- cpivu enough altogether from her letters to provide for the education she seeks. All Things Come to Him Who Waits. Red Oak Express—No doubt the president, at the cost of some popularity, has learned achievement which he could not attain in ner- sonal effort. . - -- r-i'u.diii./, nas learned ,, , . ., that tnere ta virtue in patience. Victory and Maybe it will not be amiss in this connec- accomplishment come to those who wait. The lion to confess that another cause which at- contro1 °' tj 'e supreme court which the presi- tracis this writer's interest and exacts occas- r_°". t _- S -°"_ sh , t _'"} .unprecedented demands is now ional small contributions is Father Flanagan's Boys' Home at Boystown, Neb. This seems fully as worthy of support as the Piney Woods school, and anyone else who is similarly in- (ere«ted may feel assured that to send donations to either worthy enterprise will be bestowing them where they are needed. It may bo well to add that letters like the colored girl's are sent out only under school auspices and that contributions are not mailed to the writers but are forwarded in a furnished and addressed envelope to Mr. Jones, \vl-.o sees that they are put to the intended use. Yes, II. A. Ought to Kno.'w. Knoxville Journal—Henry Wallace claimed in his speech at Des Moines that the republican party was responsible for the very great expansion of private credit during the 1920's which did much to bring on the great depression. Well, Henry ought to know a good deal about the matter. During that period he expanded his credit four or five million dollars to buy Dante Pierce's Homestead and found ho couldn't pay the bill. Mrs. Richardson and Her Platform Mrs. Richardson, the Farm Bureau woman who shas announced candidacy against Senator Gillette, says that her platform is solely support of the administration. To everyone with a mind of his own that statement proves that Mrs. Richardson is not qualified for the office she seeks. This is said without reference to the administration now in power. It applies in the case cf any administration at any time. Why do we elect congressmen if all they are to do is to rubber-stamp the will of whoever happens to be president? If that is all we expect of them, then Stalin, Mussolini, and Hitler have the right idea. In Russia, Italy, and Germany legislative bodies have been abolished. In fact we do not elect congressmen on any such theory. We elect them to represent their constituents, not merely the administration which happens at the moment to be in power. We elect them to help run our democracy, and we expect them to have minds of their own and use them. Mre. Richardson may be a smart woman, Mrs, Ilichardson for Senator. Winterset Madisonian—A Mrs. Richardson prominent Farm Bureau leader, has announced her candidacy for the New Deal nomina- toul for United States senator. She is widely known in farm circles and is a speaker of rather unusual ability and effectiveness. Her entrance into the senatorial race may complicate the political situation somewhat, especially for those ambitious statesmen who are seeking to eliminate Senator Gillette. Newspapers Are liaising Rates. Ringsted Dispatch—Rising costs of newsprint are forcing newspapers throughout the nation to increase their subscription rates Last spring the Register and Tribune announced a raise from 15c to 20c per week and the Mason City Globe-Gazette last week made the same increase. The Estherville News has raised its rate from lOc to 13c a week, the Swea City Herald is raising its rate from SI 50 to $2.00 February 1st, and the Titonka Tonic is jumping from $1.00 to $1.50 per year. Good Advice for Democrats. Ringsted Dispatch—The Dispatch has great deal of respect for Kraschel and Senator „„„„„. ^ al;u a^ served but two years in his present office, but each has made a splendid record. We are in •favor of each man asking to be returned to his present job on the basis of his record the past two years. We recommend that the democrats nominate Gillette for senator and Kraschel for governor. Now is no time to . e o split the ranlcs of the democratic party by in- ion, is well aam ttll'TlQl QT tM fa ternal strife. HAVE YOU HEARD that new song, "My Dear Mr. Shane"? At least that's what I bought it was for a couple of months. Now it urns out to be"Bei mlr bist du schoen", and I don't know what it means so don't be writ- ng in here asking me. We were arguing about whether it was my dear mr shane or buy beer mr shane, and spmebody butted in to say it vas that other one.—Ant's-Eye View column II Anamosa Eureka. But if puzzled readers do write, just tell 'em t means, "To me you are beautiful." What stirred up the song-writer has not been given out, but it may have been some- .blng like this: He and his girl approached us dad for the parental blessing, and the un- •:eling dad wanted to know why son couldn't lick a better looker. Whereupon son and girl epaired to the piano and son consoled girl by naking out in sor,g that whatever anyone else might think she looked good to him anyhow. And isn't that true to life? Don't we all wonder every day why so-and-so thought his dear one was attractive? And what a Godsend fur innumerable girls that there is at least one man who sees beauty in them that others cannot discover. ONE OF OUR fellow columnists, hard- pressed for a space-splller, claims that a young high schooler who thought he was pretty swift at latin was floored by this one— Isabili, here's ago: Fortibusies in aro; Noces, mari, thebi trucks; Vatis in em, pax a dux. But his little sister, accustomed to literal translation according to sound rather than to the way adults express things, wasn't dumb. In a thricp she had it— I say Billy, here's a go: Forty busses in a row; No, says Mary, they ,be trucks. "What is in 'em?" Packs o' ducks. so Wherein Teacher Discovers Man Taking Shower Bath. [The Nprthwood Anchor.] Good-natured sqhool teacher who can "take it when it comes, to a joke, tells one on her- seif. With a lady friend, another teacher she motored to Canada for a vacation last summer. One night (hey stopped at an old-fashioned frame hotel .three stories high. The lady who tells the story is fearful of fire, so before retiring she took a look through the halls, opening doors in!an effort to locate the fire escape. One of the doors she opened, unfortunately, turned o|ut to be that of the public bath, occupied at the moment by an elderly gentleman taking,a shower. "Oh, excuse me!" the lady starnmej-ed, flustered, "I'm looking fur the fire escape." Then she ran for it. To her dismay, she hadn't got far along the corridor when she hfard a shout behind her and, looking around, ,|aw the gentleman, wearing only a towel, running after her. "Hey, lady; wait for me. Whjere's the fire?" he yelled. I ALWAYS WANT to tuck my napkin in my collar, but lack fhe courage.—Odd Mclntyre. Someone ougty to organize a Legion of Death against the senseless custom of spreading the napkin folded in half over the knees, where it does no good, Instead of hanging it where it belongs. la there anything else which has been so perverted from the use it was intended for" HAVING IMITATED Mr. Hoover so dili- .iniv th,«, <.». ,,, e may pernap3) etc.—Walter gently thus far, v< Lippman. | There he goes again! For Mr. Lippmann does not mean that it is "we" who have imi- velt, in imitated the Hoo sion of 1929. Bu hanging ivild BU °h const you can't diagram Mr. Lippin the old-fashioned way S? y $SSSffif ^ ^ the opening clause to "we. . iction, in the Colyum's opin- tions. 4 "derelict participial. THRILL OF A LIFETIME— Some artists claim they must be 'ree and untrammeled in choice of subject and design. It seems to me that is what the director or producer must say when a super- colossal spectacle is about to be made. But other artists will cite the fact that the sculpture made for :he pedimen of the Parathenon is that nothing done before or since surpasses or quite equals it. And, the argument continues, the conception and execution of this particular sculpture was circum- angular shape of the pediment, so that the artist was obliged t'o fit in various positions from full height in the center down to semi- reclining pose at each end. A run of musical films recently shown here well illustrates the point. If whoever was responsible for the wearisome length end a!m- lessness of "Rosalie" had been handed only a restricted budget of money, space, and extras, he might have turned out a little gem of song and dance. Just as John Ford, in working under restrictions in the making of "The Informer," turned out one of the best pictures of several years, on artistic unity, satisfactory from , every point of view (unless an't "take" tragedy). you . And now along comes a musical comedy that is every bit as good in Its way as "The Informer." It's the neatest, most compact musical show I have seen in a long time, f ever. It surely can't be the fact that it was produced by a woman — Hollywood's only woman producer! (She made "Turn Off the Moon.") . -. More likely the explanation is :hat this producer happens to be Fanchon, who, with her brother Marco, produced successful stage shows for years. I used to see ;hem at the Fox theaters on the same bill with a first-run movie. Naturally, they 'had to be' brief and to the point. Such training has been thevmaking of Fanchon as a mbyfe , producer. . The theme of the story is clear- y stated at the beginning— Judy 2anova must be got a husband, because she is the third of a crowd. Her sister, Eleanore Whit- new, and Johnny Downs can't get a booking- as long as Judy is in .he act. And getting the husband nvolves the Ya'cht Club boys, Ben Blue, Betty Grable,, and others, in a laughing, dancing, singing comedy, with a show' within the show. Nevertheless the story goes on :o its logical conclusion, in a min- mum amount of tmle, with tha fewest possible settings, a nd the most successfully balanced array of talent imaginable. Dorothy Lamour sings one spe:;- alty, only one. (Her gown could have .been improved upon in design, if not in material.) Betty Grable does one dance, gracefully daintily dressed in a long tulie frock that makes her legs seem more alluring because they are sometimes concealed. Honors are about evenly distributed among Johnny, Eleanore, Ben Blue, and Judy. Ben is some- wbat reminiscent of Charlie Chaplin, but his giggle and his wide- eyed witlessness are all his own His burlesque of a ballet With Judy is only a little less funny than his "skating" solo dance. The Fanchonettes, dancing chorus trained by Fanchon, support Johnny and Eleanore with their' dancing, at close enough range so you can see them. (Remember the chorus in Rosalie?) Johnny and Eleanore do their stuff alone and together, photographed almost the entire time so that you can see their feet. (Rosalie again. Half the time you couldn't see Miss Powell's feet just a long expanse of leg.) The settings contribute a good deal to the success of a "Thrill of A Lifetime." They are simplified, limited in number, and spaciousness. In the show within a show, the action is confined to a simple circular stage, with one or two changes of backdrop. There is a painted landscape drop for Ben 'If we could run the country for a day (the "opposition" should make a deal with them, or the author, or both), we'd fly right up to Washington and stage a rodeo, to rope the bull that some of the boys in Congress love>to throw!" And smething about a law requiring that strikers be told what they are striking for. And why should the farmers be told to raise things that can be bought just as well in cans? FIREFLT— "Firefly is just a s entertaining a picture, though not so interesting to take opart. It is really too long a show. There are many sequences which could have been shortened. And Slavka Vorkaplch, who does the montage effects, should have his enthusiasm restrained a little. But the picture does hold the attention of the audience, and the new senla platinum is easy on the eyes. Jeannette McDonald is lovelier than ever, even if a bit too long in jaw and leg. Allan Jones is well-suited for the romantic singing role of Frenchman; Nel- son'Eddy would have been out of place. Warren William quite outshines himself, all decked out in braid, sideburns, beplumed cocked hat, and the rest of the get-up»of an officer in Napoleon's army. The Rotary club president's double was there, though looking not quite so like as in "Camille." (He was the emissary from Napoleon to Madrid.) And the Kiwanis president would be a dead-ringer for Douglas Dumbrille in the costume of the Marques de Molita. The real "find" of the show is little 7-year-old Mexican, Robert Sindola, with his lank, black hair, sparkling black eyes, and a grin from ear to ear. Ho pipes a fetching accompaniment on a reed whistle for the benefit of the mules. There is plenty of action, also beautiful scenery, lovely costumes, romance, and suspense. For this is a spy story, done to Friml's delightful music, which some of us remember well. —E, A. F. BMMMMUHMIHHMV^^^^^ As Ed 'Ai Smith Sees It MadlsontMi.] Too Extreme [Decomh Public Opinion.] the present recession, has bridge over a city street, like Phfl- r er strategy after the depres- adelpha's Chinese wall, which tol- ' lows the street for blocks care- The Yacht Club boys do several We have always understood that Henry Wallace, secretary of agriculture and lifelong republican until he changed his political affiliations a few years ago after being given his cabinet appointment by President Roosevelt, has been a teetotaler. But it seems to us that Henry must have consumed something stronger ban water to cause him to make the following statement a t the $25-a-plate Jackson Day New Deal Dinner at Des Moines last Sturday night, at which he was the principal speak- "It took me a long while" Mr. Wallace said, "to find out that the republican party has not at any time in recent years been genuinely interested In either farmers or workers." As a republican newspaper Public Opinion against the democratic "or^New Deal party, and the man who makes such a statement about the republican party convicts himself of being of too inf initesmal stature to be a cabinet officer, or else of deliberately making a false, insincere or demagogic statement. Most of us, whether farmers, printers, lawyers, merchants, bankers, or other "little business" fellows, get a smile out of the advice and instruction • sent from great men at Washington. At least we smile until we get mad. It remained for a Washington news commentator,. Dr. James E. Pope, to bring the grin back. Writing from the city where pleas for our welfare • are only overshadowed by the number of methods devised to take what little we earn, he flays: "No smart aleck can kid us into thinking that windmills are fans for keeping the cows cool, or that alfalfa is' what grows on farmer's chins. No, sir, they can't fool us. Moreover, we know that cotton Is picked from cottonwood trees, not from' cototntall rabbits and since repeal corn is the stuff they raise for making, corn plasters. "You seei we are farm exports, suffering from theory and .profound thinking, and we feel highly qualified to direct Farmer Jones about his business of making a living for himself and for every one who must eat. Admitting tha the only furrow we ever made was across the taxpayer's brow, we can, nevertheless, justly lay claim to actual experience, at making roads—and roadmaking is pretty close to agriculture—except the roads we made were Inroads on the Federal Budget." Then, in a serious vein, Dr. Pope continues to discuss a question which Is uppermost in the minds of everyone in Iowa: "If Congress can find a way for the one-family farms to. produce normally and sell normally, without regimenting farmers into a bunch of even semi-reliefers, they will be doing something. I am not a General Passenger and Tlckel Agent for some ambiguous detour to .Utopia, but ,when farm prosperity becomes real then nation-wide prosperity becomes ' real. This writer does not pose as an expert in fact I regard most experts at just plain nuts who seek to tell the other fellow how to flunk at making a living. Neither do I to appear offensively cocksure, for I am awake to the fact that my physical presence with the three Wise Men would not odd up four wise men, but I get jittery when I hear them talk crop curtailment. I do not profess to hold the key, but there must be a better way than repression. Perhaps I am just a Model T thinker. "Statutory scarcity is terrifically un-American. Organized lack is potential famine if not compatible with too many even now having too little food. Uncontrollable Mother Nature and the elements, or attempts at invasion by hostile foreign powers, might conspire to wipe out our carefully managed reserves of food and fundamentals —and provoke catastrophic unbalance. "If our lawmakers in Washington will give farmers the fun- steam-ahead signal, and guarantee fair prices and quick markets, forget regimentation and crop curtailment, insofar as it affects the one-family farm, they will be solving the country's every economic problem at one stroke " » * * * We took time out yesterday morning to get .a hair cut, an event which set the whole office on edge, and when we got back to our office we found in our typewriter a note from our good friend Dr. C. E. Harris, urging us to read the last - paragraph of the editorial page of this week's; Saturday Evening Post. It was our greatest pleasure to call up Dr. Harris Immediately and to inform him i£lf.T, ea , t . m _ inds . run 'n the same we had channel, because before a left home that morning, we had clipped out the same paragraph from our own Post and it was at tnat moment burning a hole in our vest pocket, waiting for us to get to work and write about it. an editorial could not honestly an extreme charge Swea-Eagle News Mrs. George Pearson and Doris Brock were recent hostesses at 7iPi;w 0r ° Ck > £ onorl as Mrs. Carl Zielskie, who, before marriage on December 24, was Wilma Brock. A miscellaneous shower was and the bride received many Lunch was. served to 35. Mr. and Mrs. Otto Larson were honored on their silver wedd"! anniversary by members of thf Lutheran congregation at the Luther League hall. Swea City, Sunday evening. A program was given, after which lunch was semd. &££ presented with * 8et " The Clarence Saxtons Seneca STW- The article in question Is very ?„ ' r b ^ i8 P re enant with meaning It is a statement about tax« I KU i es that ln 1927 tne Cw- tls Publishing company, which, as everybody knows, issues several publications, filed fourteen tax returns with Federal, state and local governments. It coat $850 to prepare them. ^ :W" .the statement contin- "* s - . thls com Pany filed about 44,500. tax returns; the cost of preparing which was $21,000. In 1927 this company filed one tax return jn Canada. In 1937 it filed one return there" That's all there is to it. It really i«nt necessary to aay any more onll ^ Ol f th ' ng "iwtmtes Mt •w y i. T? **enue of the tax load which business Institutions in this country are called upon to bear, but also the wastefulness of complication and stuff, the news, tne news, sad to r e |.,|^ee>mjiQ Papers then would d^tt^Sl*? than the general run?* I ^- '> in many C(IBCS j^SSlfiK^lii^ make good speeches J^SCO*?**? ones, good projects &-tf'9$£ffifP? and oven noble ' •»•••--' : »-"' rt " cannot make a crook 3slS eat person. The o ""'""'~ that power la the » True occasionally an son is accused, and tuffi? pens report (he acn so reports the trial diet, guilty or no a while someone in a criminal case SBIKWW 1 *'"*' 1 '•"! per Is unfair, when l-meiMOMice cuser who is so WiiiicSr^HES on his side that he other. Newspapers give both sides. Oct. is one who refuses. men, being human to Ripley) .then pr. as much as possible, tr,...-- „,....-.•...». son who refused woulij MAUBICE, bettor off to have pr«" •''*"*'"• ! ^ i ' 1&54i '' story his way. • • • • L Those yellow transx= ers for use on car f! when driving in snow?; Instead of flakes a white and glaring to Ir zling "blanket" car the yellow flakes. .Drifting snoKil; paving ahead of the ?ray and does not from proper attention Is * Oscar Oswald ^uu»ua»«^^"3^v^r.v>s couple of weddings «25l!iS^i In the near future, i'••^'MBIiyiSS "blessed events." "That Is 1 '''? Oswald gets around news. * t • It was Sunday mon!:;;;3 Sunday morning that Saturday night—about li;5^fpJMt|il youths and two girls ^llt$|l|f|p|fl way of a building on*•--^ -•--"•• Three offering help who stoutly main all right," though show windows by Jlo iieavy seas. She loolw ty good kid. She'shou a lady may drink — I much. That is a prl ielongs.^entirely to a ^«,,^ supposed^ to' be madei : $|J clay, and usually provr"'-*' nursery tale that gW ! , of sugar and spice is 'i >ehavior. The assignment of *j; beginning of a court r causes disappointments spectators when the "' tried as assigned. ed it should bo ex-, assignments are some 1 as a "bluff", and there „ ntention of trying tM| assigned. Other times' ng side unearths a reason for postpones ,imes the court term» mough to reach all '" • * « * The swing of aenti country against Japan hg to pacifists,-and F f the "powers-thttt-he promote a- war there. o be this development opinion against the enemy. For several las W unwieldy taxes are large com Panie3 nceB8ry to have ,, o em P>oy an additional bookkeeping force to take -care of their social security and a whole ot grows one "iFf ***!*&' te '*S As' .!/• JPUi »\,»w— been an increasinl aroused by "incident* he slapping of the 0. last week, and the si» , Panay some weeks ago. lie opinion is being News stories are now i about the U. 8. navy, and how It could »!» power. The overture we can just hope the r not go up. t Women's skirts are o»J up, and the gals are »"" several Inches of neat ankles. Some aged eastern part of the against tne boost in is foolish, as much Canute who wanted the sea. If they're they're going up, * there la> it Thei much to the interest street parade, 'though i more notches will « something be done *w l the Wtcl> on the ro f slightly Wfher posWon twi -,.->-„ v ,v.» to run wj *. It can be awujned tM' democrats, who nave the Nay JXsaJ for po « " B,pt « g o ejong,, F. tine ftO

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